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Dr. Lakshmi

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Dr. Lakshmi is a popular Endocrinologist in GST Road, Chennai. You can consult Dr. Lakshmi at Meena Nursing Home in GST Road, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Lakshmi on Lybrate.com.

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I've been having these terrible leg crams which start midnight and after 5 -10 min they can go and I peacefully go to sleep. I don't have diabetes because I just got it checked it was 91. I don't take any kind of medication but I do have hypothyroidism and I've been advised to take those hormone pills. It has happened twice I just want to know the possible reason for the cramps.

Dip.Diab, Fellowship Diabetology (Gold Medallist), MBBS
Diabetologist, Thane
I've been having these terrible leg crams which start midnight and after 5 -10 min they can go and I peacefully go to...
Usually the reason for muscle cramps is heat. Please drink enough water. Also, you can supplement with high potassium foods like coconut water and bananas
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My Uric acid is high as 7.2 and I am taking zyloric tablets since 20 days. What is the further step to do.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My Uric acid is high as 7.2 and I am taking zyloric tablets since 20 days.
What is the further step to do.
To reduce the uric acid levels in blood, you may need to limit intake of alcohol, sugary foods and reduce purine rich foods like meat, poultry, seafood and pulses. Vegetables such as cauliflower, asparagus, spinach, peas and mushroom also contain a lot of purines like Organ meats, such as liver, kidneys, sweetbreads, and brains. Meats, including bacon, beef, pork, and lamb. Game meats. Any other meats in large amounts. Anchovies, sardines, herring, mackerel, and scallops. Gravy. Beer.
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My mother is having diabetes from last 8 yrs. Her HbA1C value is 7. She also have lumber spondylitis L4 -L5. sometimes her face swells. Her sr creatinine is 1.28.Blood urea nitrogen is 20.29. Cholesterol is 215 Triglycerides - 201 HDL 68 LDL 109 VLDL 40.2 C/HDL ratio 3.2 T3: 120 T4: 10.20 TSH: 14.12 Her fasting sugar is always high, PP is in control. Why TSH levels are high when T3 T4 is normal. What is the management of all these problems ie Diabetes, Cholesterol, high TSH, back pain. Currently she is taking medicines for lumber spondylitis & diabetes.

BHMS, MD - Alternate Medicine
Homeopath, Nagpur
My mother is having diabetes from last 8 yrs. Her HbA1C value is 7. She also have lumber spondylitis L4 -L5. sometime...
Usually the diabetes has more of a insulin resistance than actual insulin deficiency. But if you are requiring insulin that means their may be additional pancreatic failure. Stress factors can also increase sugar level, obesity, irregular lifestyle and some medicine. But you can also see that your sugar levels are still not controlled. So here again insulin resistance has to be worked out. In our practice we have seen this kind of problems responding very quickly if you start homoeopathic medicines in addition to your existing medication. Raised cholesterol level indicates problem at two levels. First the level of dietary discrepancies’ were the cholesterol is raised because of excess intake of the food which are high in cholesterol, LDL, and low intake of HDL that is good cholesterol. Second problem may be disturbed lipid metabolism were you are eating right quantity of lipids, but the bodily metabolism is disturbed. Hypothyroidism now a days is more an iodine deficiency disease, but it has become an autoimmune disease. In homoeopathy we give the medicine which makes the body generator, an adequate thyroid level, so that gradually body resume it's original functionality which is visible through the thyroid level test time to time, and gradually you can get rid of your altroxin as well, and may be after sometime you can stop homoeopathy medicine as your thyroid level remains normal afterwards. Avoid cabbage, cauliflower, soya in food.
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HYPOTHYROIDISM OR MYXOEDEMA [HYPOTHYROID]

BHMS, Certificate in Gynaecology & Obestric, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Delhi
HYPOTHYROIDISM OR MYXOEDEMA [HYPOTHYROID]
HYPOTHYROIDISM OR MYXOEDEMA [HYPOTHYROID]

HYPOTHYROIDISM / MYXOEDEMA
Hypothyroidism is a clinical condition, which results from deficiency of thyroid hormones.
Hypothyroidism with deposition of mucinous substance in subcutaneous tissues is known as ‘myxoedema`.
 
CAUSES:
• Primary thyroid gland involvement.
• Lack of pituitary TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone).
• Hypothalamic deficiency of TRH (thyrotropin-releasing hormone).
• Autoimmune thyroiditis.
• Severe iodine deficiency.
 
SIGN AND SYMPTOMS:
• Slowing down of mental and physical functions of the body.
• Easy fatigability and tiredness.
Sleepiness.
Body ache.
• Puffiness of face.
• Edema feet.
• Weight gain.
• Increased sensitivity to cold.
• Dryness of skin.
• Brittle nails.
Constipation.
Hair fall.
Hoarseness of voice.
Hearing loss.
• Tendency for repeated infections.
Muscle cramps.
Shortness of breath.
Anemia.
• Mood swings.
Forgetfulness.
• Slow speech.
Infertility.
• Menorrhagia (profuse menses).
• Occasionally rise in blood pressure.
 
DIETARY MANAGEMENT:
Avoid:
• Avoid goitrogens (food that blocks the utilization of iodine): turnips, cabbage, mustard, cassava root, soybeans, peanuts, pine nuts and millets. Cooking usually inactivates goitrogens.
 
CONSUME:
• Increase consumption of iodine, it is an important building block of thyroid hormone:
– Sea food, meat, milk and milk, sea plants- kelp, dulse (vegetable sea food) and Japanese sea vegetables. Plants grown in iodine rich soils are also good source of iodine.
– Iodized salt is a primary source of iodine.
• Increase consumption of copper, selenium and zinc as these minerals are essential for normal thyroid hormone production and metabolism.
• Foods rich in copper:
– Meat gelatin, eggs, yeast, lamb; pork; pheasant quail; duck; goose; squid; salmon; organ meats.
– Soy and soy products, nuts and seeds, beans, legumes; almonds, broccoli, garlic; bran breads and cereals; sea plants and mushrooms.
– Dried beans - soy beans, lima beans, baked beans, dried peas; lentils; barley.
– Dried fruits including raisins, dates, prunes, avocado, Chocolate.
– Some amount of cooper is obtained from cooking in copper vessels.
• Foods rich in selenium:
– Grains, Brazil nuts, garlic, wheat germ and brewer`s yeast, fish, shellfish, eggs, red meat, chicken and liver.
• Food rich in zinc: Good dietary sources of zinc include seafood (especially oysters), beef, oatmeal, chicken, liver, spinach, nuts and seeds.
– Meat, poultry and milk, shell fish, crab, shrimp and sea plants etc.
– Plant foods are low in zinc, Whole wheat grains provide good amount of zinc.
• Increase consumption of Omega-3 fatty acids, one of the PUFA`s (poly unsaturated fatty acids), as it also contributes to normal thyroid function: Fish and fish oils provide excellent forms of omega-3s as well as vitamin A, which improves thyroid receptor binding and thyroid hormone activity. Flax / linseed oil is the richest source of PUFA`s. Other oils that contain PUFA`s are safflower oil, soybean oil, cottonseed oil, maize oil, sesame oil, rich bran oil, ground nut oil, mustard oil and olive oil.
• Increase consumption of proteins - tyrosine, an amino acid is a precursor for making thyroid hormone :
– Milk and milk products, eggs (is the richest source), Flesh food: meat, fish, and poultry.
– Nuts and oilseeds, pulses, cereals.
• Mild to moderate exercise is advisable, exercise stimulates thyroid gland function.
• Practise yoga, helps in increasing tissue sensitivity to thyroid hormone.
 
CONSULT PHYSICIAN:
• If myxoedema presents with complications like cardiac failure or coma consult your physician immediately. Immediate medical attention is necessary. 

Sir very good morning sir my father have sugar so please tell me what to eating so please tell me.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Sir very good morning sir my father have sugar so please tell me what to eating so please tell me.
1. Avoid sweets, sugar/honey,/excess calorie and carbohydrate rich diet, all refined food like maida, pasta, starchy food like rice, potato,(sweet potato is good for diabetes, bakery item processed food 2. Avoid sweetened fruit like banana, mango, litchi, chickoo, sapota, seethaphal, jackfruit, grape etc. Can haveapple/pear/ papaya/guava/ jamun/ mausami 3. Avoid white/polished rice, take unpolished rice like brown rice/wheat/jowar/ragi, moong and chana dal. 4. Avoid ghee/ butter./coconut oil/excess salt intake like papad/pickle. Avoid red meat. Take fish/chicken. 5. Avoid alcohol and carbonated drinks like soft drink, include more fiber in the diet like pulse/green leafy vegetables, legume 6. Adhere to a proper diabetic diet after consulting dietitian.
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Can we eat turnip in diabetes. Can we eat hen, fish or meat in diabetes. Can we eat carrot.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Can we eat turnip in diabetes. Can we eat hen, fish or meat in diabetes.
Can we eat carrot.
lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. Turnip, can be eaten either raw or as cooked vegetable. Carrot is also good but not more than 100 g a day, as it is more sweet. Chicken (dressed) fish are good. Red meat is not so good, better to be avoided. It is essential to maintain a strict blood glucose level in diabetes. Thanks.
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I am suffering cholesterol from a few months. My Serum Triglyceride is now 1042.0 , HDL cholesterol is 86.0 , LDL cholesterol - 95.0 , VLDL cholesterol-164, Serum Uric Acid is 9.4 In this time What can I do .

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
I am suffering cholesterol from a few months. My Serum Triglyceride is now 1042.0 , HDL cholesterol is 86.0 , LDL cho...
You can go for following remedy it will help you 1. Take 1 glass water 2. Add 2 tbsp of coriander seeds 3. Boil it for 15 min 4. Strain the mixture 5. Allow it to cool 6. Drink 3 times a day Causes: • Overweight • Consuming fat-rich food like: o Pastries and cakes o Butter o Meat o Fish o Eggs • Smoking • Drinking • Stress • Hereditary factors surely you will get results.
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Hi, i m 31 years old. I would like to know about thyroid. I went for a thyroid test my tsh level was high but t3 and t4 level were normal. Can you tell me what does that mean? Do I suffer from thyroid? Do I need to take medicine for this?

M.Sc - Psychology, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Kangra
yes even if t3 and t4 levels are normal if tsh is raised it suggest subclinical hypothyroidism...it needs observation bcoz the patients usually develop overt hypothyroidism in long run and need treatment
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My mother is having ear infection right now. In parallel she is having diabetes and is on medication. sugar test on 10th june16 was 200 and 312.

DORL, MBBS
ENT Specialist, Faridabad
My mother is having ear infection right now. In parallel she is having diabetes and is on medication. sugar test on 1...
In diabetic patient as such there is raised tendency to get the infection of any part of body but ear infection is mainly due to ear pricking or cleaning by yourself, so avoid cleaning your ear by your self,
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Hello sir /madam I am suffering from thyroid since 3 months. May weight month by month gain. And also hair loss. My antibodies test range is 196.12 and TSH VALUE 7.70. please tell me how to cure.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Hello sir /madam I am suffering from thyroid since 3 months. May weight month by month gain. And also hair loss. My a...
Hello, Thanks for the query. If hypothyroidism is present, then adequate dose of Thyroxine hormone has to be taken to control all the symptoms of the disease. When on treatment TSH should be maintained between 3 to 4 mU/L, then only all the symptoms can be in check. Even the efforts to reduce weight do not show results if TSH levels are high. Only method is to take adequate dose of thyroxine and keep checking TSH level initially after about 8 weeks to see if the dosage is adequate. Thanks.
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How does a person know that she has diabetes. What are are the signs and symptoms.

Practical Course in Diabetology, POST GRADUATE COURSE IN DIABETOLOGY, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Jammu
You can come to know about diabetes only by blood test. Symptoms are rare. Most common symtoms are weight loss, weakness, leg pains, excessive urination, excessive thirst, huger, blurred vision and skin infection.
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Hi my cousin has a problem with sugar nice it came to 400 out of 600 let me know where we a get a good doctor to cure this problem.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Hi my cousin has a problem with sugar nice it came to 400 out of 600 let me know where we a get a good doctor to cure...
We need to control sugar levels with medication exercise and following a diabetic diet and contact a dr who is nearby his residence
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I am suffering from diabetes type 1 yesterday doc gave me medicine for nasal polyps and I had one katori of pomegranate kal mere sugar aae 112 fasting or aj morning me 155kya eskaa reason medicine ho sakti hb yaa pomegranate kya reason ho sakta hh ek dam se sugar between ka.

Practical Course in Diabetology, POST GRADUATE COURSE IN DIABETOLOGY, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Jammu
I am suffering from diabetes type 1 yesterday doc gave me medicine for nasal polyps and I had one katori of pomegrana...
Sugar never remains stationary, it fluctuates ten thousand times a day. Don't worry, keep same doses if it is continuously high, consult your doctor. pomegranate doesn't cause too much raising.
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I am now 34 years old and suffering from diabetes from past 3 years. I am using insulin to control my reading but the reading are never constant and have variations. Need assistance further.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Zirakpur
Cap meshashringi 2 bd, cap neem 1 bd. Negative calory balance in diet. Walks. Basant kusumakar 1 pill ( crush and make powder) and take with water. Its little long process. Keep watch on sugar level. If starts controlling and coming lower reduce allopathy dose proportionately. Extreme precaution reqd. Report after two months.
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I am 56 year old. Since last 15 years I am suffering from diabetes. Now I used 1 tablet of glucose forte each at morning and evening. Now my sugar level is 150 before meals. Give further opinion.

LCPS, BAM&S
General Physician, Pune
I am 56 year old. Since last 15 years I am suffering from diabetes. Now I used 1 tablet of glucose forte each at morn...
Drugs is an adjuvant treatment, not the main treatment. Walk everyday for 40 min, control diet and weight with no oil, sweet, rice and potatoes, and lastly drugs. Medicines work only if you control exercise and diet. It seems you need to correct all three. But you will have to see a diabetologist to change drugs. This is the area where doctor's supervision is must.
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I'm a 25 yr old male. I'm diabetes patient. Recently married can I participate in sex. What I should do any precautions should I take.

Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
I'm a 25 yr old male. I'm diabetes patient. Recently married can I participate in sex. What I should do any precautio...
As long as your blood sugar is under control, you can participate in everything. Uncontrolled diabetics have a higher tendency for fungal infections hence use a protection when not trying for a baby.
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Infertility - Is it only a Problem for Women?

Fellowship and Diploma in Laparoscopic Surgery, FOGSI Advanced Infertility Training, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (MRCOG), MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
Infertility - Is it only a Problem for Women?

Infertility is a medical condition in which the patient fails to conceive after one year of having unprotected sex. It is advisable that women who are above 35 years of age and often experience irregular menstrual cycles should consult a doctor on being unable to conceive within six months.

Is infertility a common issue?
Infertility has become a common problem for the new age women. Sedentary lifestyle and stress are believed to hamper the fertility of women nowadays. According to a report, about 6 percent women in US in the age group 15-44 years are infertile.

Infertility: It’s not just a woman’s problem
Infertility is not an issue with only women. Both, men and women can be infertile or are responsible for the condition. The process of reproduction requires mutual co-operation from both sexes. Therefore, they can together contribute towards infertility as well. It is wrong to blame the woman only. According to the 2002 National Survey of Family Growth data, it has been found that about 7.5 % men in the age group of 18-45 years (who have has sexual exposure) visited infertility clinics at least once in their lifetime. Of these men, about 18% were affected with male-related infertility issues.

Infertility in men: Men can suffer from infertility due to various factors. The infertility can be detected by analysis of the semen. A doctor can evaluate the concentration of the semen or determine the sperm count, the mobility of the sperm and its shape or morphology. These are important for fertility. Semen analysis can be hampered due to the following conditions:
1. Varioceles - The veins on the man’s testicles are unnaturally large and leads to overheating of the sperms
2. Diseases like diabetes, cystic fibrosis, trauma and infection.
3. Unhealthy lifestyle
4. Environmental toxins

Infertility in women: Women must have proper functioning of the reproductive organs to become fertile. The fallopian tubes, ovaries and uterus must be physically and physiologically fit for getting pregnant. A woman may get infertile due to following reasons:
1. Irregular periods that suggests the woman is not ovulating properly.
2. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
3. Functional hypothalamic amenorrhea (FHA) or excessive physical or emotional stress causing missed periods
4. Diminished ovarian reserve (DOR) or inability of the ovary to produce sufficient eggs
5. Premature ovarian insufficiency: The ovary stops functioning properly before 40 years of age
6. Blocked, swollen or open fallopian tubes
7. Menopause 

If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a gynaecologist.

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I am not Diabetic and no one from my family are/were Diabetic. Will you please advise me the various symptoms for Diabetic? In the event of any of these symptoms I can initiate necessary Blood Sugar test and go for early treatment in case the tests confirm that I am diabetic.

Dip.Diab, Fellowship Diabetology (Gold Medallist), MBBS
Diabetologist, Thane
I am not Diabetic and no one from my family are/were Diabetic. Will you please advise me the various symptoms for Dia...
You can undergo a test called glucose tolerance test with 75 great morning glucose. Also do an hba1c.
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What is effective medicine in homeopathy for diabetics. I am having sugar since two years and my sugar levels are normal. I. E. 105fasting and135after taking food. Iam taking glimisave m1 tablet before meals twice everyday. Pl advice the best medicine.

BHMS
Homeopath, Secunderabad
Homoeopahty is the best medicines for diabetes. It helps to reduce the sugar levels at same time improve the pancreas function also. You may consult.
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