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Dr. Lakshmi

Endocrinologist, Chennai

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

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Sir, my mother having diabetes problem so can you suggest what king of food we give her.

Practical Course in Diabetology, POST GRADUATE COURSE IN DIABETOLOGY, MBBS
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Sir, my mother having diabetes problem so can you suggest what king of food we give her.
Simple food except sugar, fried, juices n cold drinks n junk food like bakery, pizza, maggi, nan kulcha, etc.

My father has URIC ACID problem due to which ONLY his left foot swells up often. Kindly tell me what precautions should he take and any recommended exercise?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
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Watch your weight. Try to lose weight slowly. Eat fresh fruit, vegetables, whole wheat products and some pulses (high in purine) every day. Enjoy low-fat milk and dairy products daily. Keep an eye on the purine content of food. Avoid offal, shellfish and crustaceans and tinned fish such as sardines in oil. Eat no more than 100g of meat, sausages, fish and poultry a day. Drink alcohol only occasionally, as it affects the elimination of uric acid. Eat low-fat food. The consumption of high-fat foods encourages weight gain. Drink at least two litres of low-calorie fluids a day. Recommended fluids are water, tea and fruit juice.
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Is sugar fasting level of 123 is indication of diabetes. How to control it. and what to do if the person is already underweight.

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Is sugar fasting level of 123 is indication of diabetes. How to control it. and what to do if the person is already u...
fasting 100-125 indicates prediabetes or glucose intolerance ..u r at increased risk of developing diabetes in future Following are the tips to prevent onset/or control diabetes 1-Losing Extra Weight:-is the most significant thing which can make a big difference to your health . It helps lower your blood pressure and cholesterol too. waist of more than 80 cm in women & 90 cm in man are at risk 2- Constant and regular food timings :- it will improve your metabolic activity and helps reducing your weight. 3- Split your meals and eating in moderate amount:-Splitting your meals into 3-4 times per day (including snacks)and eating in fair amount, improves your metabolic rate as the food u take is not concentrated at one time. 4- No long Gaps and skipping of meals:-Never miss out breakfast. 5- No overeating:-Never eat in a bulk on one time Remember to eat your food slowly, chew well. 6- Proper Exercise and work outs:-Exercise is a fast way to trim down calories, extra weight and controlling glucose level. Brisk walking for 30 min. atleast five times a week is the best . You can also try Cycling, swimming, dancing. Timings for exercise should be fixed and regular.Do not eat right away after a workout . 7-constant and regular timings for medication 8-Avoid fried foods ,meat,fats and sweets. 9- Take high-fibre and complex carbohydrates:-like oats .Add whole grain foods in your diet. Avoid white bread, pasta, pizza , candies, and snacks .Instead include high-fiber carbohydrates like wheat bran, flaxseed and methi seeds to your wheat flour. This will increase fibre in your diet. 10-Drink enough fluids:-Keep your body well hydrated. 11.Fresh vegetables and fruits:- these contain a lot of minerals as well as nutrients .Include sprouts in the diet as they are easily digestible
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I have fbs: 97, ppbs: 270, after three of eating lunch random sugar is: 146 it is diabetiesor not.

PGC Diabetology, MBBS
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I have fbs: 97, ppbs: 270, after three of eating lunch random sugar is: 146 it is diabetiesor not.
I think you need to take fasting and pp readings on three different days with a gap of 3 days each for a clear meaningful data.

My friend is pregnant and is having ppbs of 149. Should she hav to take any diabetic medicine?

Diploma in Diabetology, Pregnancy & Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Prevention in Diabetes ,Thyroid
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My friend is pregnant and is having ppbs of 149. Should she hav to take any diabetic medicine?
Being pregnant her p. P. Blood sugar should be below 120 mg%. Please ask her to go for ogtt test. Based on result we first control by life style modification and brisk walking and if required metformin can be used. Other wise insulin is drug of choice.

How to reduce diabetic without medicine how to prevent this have any latest medicine to reduce sugar level in blood.

CCMTD, CCEBDM, C.Diabetology, American Diabetes Association, DOMS, MBBS
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How to reduce diabetic without medicine how to prevent this have any latest medicine to reduce sugar level in blood.
Hello unfortunately diabetes can not be cured but however it can be controlled if you follow below guild lines 1. Regular medication prescribed by your diabetologist doctor 2. Regular exercise (minimum 30 to 45 minutes of brisk walking) your 3. Following healthy diet plan 4. Avoiding alcohol 5. Avoiding smoking 6. Reduce stress 7. Regular blood test. 8. Regular follow up with diabetologist doctor 9. Timely screening for diabetes complication such as of eye, kidney, heart, nerves there are many latest medicines are available for diabetes management. Everyone needs different treatment for diabetes as per their medical history. If you wish you can consult with me regarding further management with your complete medical history and latest blood reports.
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How can control diabetes in regular lifestyle? Please help me.

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How can  control diabetes in regular lifestyle? Please help me.
Avoid spicy and sweet food, regular walking 30 minutes per day, avoid smoking and alcohol, if taken, avoid stress, drink plenty of water.

The new drug invokana has come into the market for type 2 diabetic. The basic role of the drug is to block the re absorption of sugar, segregated by kidney, again in the blood stream. This sugar along with other important ingredients are then flushed out though urine. My question is do the patient requires any supplement for the loss of other ingredients which are necessary for body balance?

CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
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The new drug invokana has come into the market for type 2 diabetic. The basic role of the drug is to block the re abs...
The drug canagliflozin (invokana) acts on sgl2 receptors in the kidney and prevents reabsorption of glucose from kidney and reduces blood sugar. In this action there is no additional effect on other substances that are excreted by kidney. There is no excess loss of any otherelctrolyr by the action of canagliflozin.

I am 58 years old male indian. 35 years ago I undergone surgery for chronic pancreatitis. Thereafter i have had severe abdominal pain for long years. Later on I went surgery again before 5 years removed gallbladder removed stone from pancreas and bile duct. I have been taking digestive enzyme tabs 3 times daily with food. After that I before 3 years I had a serious heart attack. Suddenly doctors have done angioplasty. There were 4 blocks. I am diabetic for the last 32 years. Using insulin and other tabs. I am so tired now a days I have pain on the lower part of spine and sputum production and lega paining etc. Kindly advise me what should I do?

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
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Too much cholesterol in the blood can lead to cardiovascular disease. What you eat has a direct impact on your cholesterol level. In fact, a diet rich in fiber and other cholesterol-lowering foods may help lower cholesterol as much as statin medication for some people. Working with a registered dietitian and doctor is the key to develop and maintain a successful health program to manage it. I will inform you on how to make diet, lifestyle changes, make you understand instructions for taking medication because it won't work if you don't take it as directed. Consult privately for a holistic dietary therapy to solve your problems.
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My daughter is 12 years old. I got a thyroid profile test done for her as she is slightly overweight and could not reduce.The test results came as follows: please advise t3 total 1.56 t4 total 8.90 tsh 6.43.

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My daughter is 12 years old. I got a thyroid profile test done for her as she is slightly overweight and could not re...
you can give her tab. thyronorm 0.25 mcg before meal in morning. IN HYPOTHYROIDISM:--- where there is deficiency of thyroxine hormone leading to sluggishness, tired feeling, weight increase, slow heart beats, intolerance to cold, swelling of legs, feet and face, difficulty in concentrating and at times in speech. Treatment for hypothyroidism is giving thyroxine tablets. And dose are according to level of thyroid for life time. Avoid bad habits . Avoid stress. Some Relax during work. Go for walk, Take plenty of water, high-carbohydrate foods such as potatoes, rice, pasta and bread. Nutrient-rich foods that improve your health may also benefit your thyroid gland, antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables more plenty of water: Blueberries, tomatoes, bell peppers, and other foods rich in antioxidants can improve overall health and benefit the thyroid gland. Eating foods high in B vitamins, like whole grains, may also help. flax oil, Selenium: Tiny amounts of selenium are needed for enzymes that make thyroid hormones to work properly. Eating selenium-rich foods, such as sunflower seeds or Brazil nuts, can be beneficial. Tyrosine: This amino acid is used by the thyroid gland to produce T3 and T4. Taking a supplement may help, avoid oily foods,junk foods, go for walk. Do Tests every 3 to 6 months. And consult doctor on time. t
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I am Vivek From Rajasthan 46 years old please suggest me Medicine for high blood pressure And diabetes.

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I am Vivek From Rajasthan 46 years old please suggest me Medicine for high blood pressure
And diabetes.
1. Do regular aerobic exercise like brisk walk for 30 minutes every day 2. Reduce your weight if overweight 3. Reduce salt intake 4. Drink plenty of water 5. Take bland diet, avoid spicy, oily, junk saturated fat and cholesterol rich diet. Take plenty of green leafy vegetables, fruits 6. Stop smoking and consumption of alcohol, tobacco, 7. Avoid stress, anxiety, physical and mental exertion 8. Do yoga, meditation, and deep breathing exercise9. Monitor your bp regularly and consult physician for treatment.
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I am 39 year male, I am diabetic last 6 years, some time I fill that I am loosing my concentration & some thing wrong going in body, feel too much weakness, lot body pain in different places, I have gone through cardiac check up, & Brain MRI, but as per report every thing is fine. Please Advice.

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I am 39 year male, I am diabetic last 6 years, some time I fill that I am loosing my concentration & some thing wrong...
Dear , you are anxious. Anxiety disorders are a category of mental disorders characterized by feelings of anxiety and fear, where anxiety is a worry about future events and fear is a reaction to current events. These feelings may cause physical symptoms, such as a racing heart and shakiness. There are a number of anxiety disorders: including generalized anxiety disorder, a specific phobia, social anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, agoraphobia, and panic disorder among others. While each has its own characteristics and symptoms, they all include symptoms of anxiety. I need to know more about your anxiety so that I will be able to diagnose it properly and provide you tips to overcome and manage your anxiety. Take care.
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I am 65 yrs old my blood sugar before food is 103 after 2 hours of my food intake is 240 I take tablets. To test the blood glucose level it should be after 2 hrs?

MD - General Medicine, MBBS
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I am 65 yrs old my blood sugar before food is 103 after 2 hours of my food intake is 240 I take tablets. To test the ...
Do you take oral tablets on day of test or not. If not donot omit medicine on day of test. At your age fasting is good and 2hrs pp of 160 is acceptable.
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Hi, I am having frequent urination problem. Like 3 to 5 timeswithin half an hour. But it does not happen regularly. Is this symptom of diabetics. Can you please help me in this. Thanks.

MBBS, MRCGP ( UK), D Diab (UK)
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Hi,
I am having frequent urination problem. Like 3 to 5 timeswithin half an hour. But it does not happen regularly. I...
Hi, Frequency of urination is due to a few reasons 1) Diabetes mellitus 2) Diabetes insipidus 3) Irritable /overactive bladder 4) urine infection 5) drinking coffee and tea (they are diuretics) 6) drinking lots of fluids I am not sure if you are experiencing any other symptoms like increased thirst, increased hunger, losing weight, burning sensation when urinating, fever, Lower abdominal pain etc. You could get a fasting and post prandial blood glucose done to rule out diabetes. A complete urine examination with microscopy will rule out any urine infection. It would also help if you could consult a physician or urologist to diagnose your problem and who can provide appropriate treatment. Thank you.
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Can you suggest healthy diet plan to a diabetic patient to maintain sugar levels.

MD - Medicine, Post Graduate Certficate in Ksharsutra & Ano-Rectal Diseases, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
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Can you suggest healthy diet plan to a diabetic patient to maintain sugar levels.
Hello There, 1) Avoid sweet in all forms in your diet. 2) 20 minute Brisk Walking morning & Evening. 3) Maintain your Blood Glucose levels in normal range - Fasting 80 -100 & Post Lunch 100-120. 4) Please follow these food & life style modification advise for better results:- -On time food :- Breakfast 7-8 am, Lunch 12-1 pm & Dinner 7-8 pm -Fresh Seasonal Fruits daily twice at 10-11 am & 4-5 pm -Pomegranate very good. -Lot of Cooked Vegetable – 1 bowl full in each meal -1 Bowl Full Dal (Pulses) in each meal -Boiled water. -Increase Natural Proteins intake by 20% in each meal. -Reduce 25% quantity of Rice, Idly, Chapati OR Roti in each meal -Healthy life Style, Only Healthy Homemade Food -No Raw, Oily, Maid, Chana, Rajma, Potato, Brinjal, Fried, Chat, Bhel, Junk, Fermented, Tinned, Packed Food. -Sleep time 10 pm to 6 am (daily 6 to 8 hrs sleep is good) -No Day time sleep & night working. -NAP Therapy - Advance Panchkarm is very fast effective & you will experience good effects - good control in 1-2 week. -NAP Therapy will also prevent future complication For further proper treatment Consult.
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My mom is sugar patient yesterday had test report sayz 136 mgs/dl. 60-110 mgs/dl Dis is bfr fasting After fasting 180mgs/dl. 90-150mgs/dl what is the status?

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My mom is sugar patient yesterday had test report sayz 136 mgs/dl. 60-110 mgs/dl
Dis is bfr fasting After fasting 180...
Dear lybrate user, your mother does not need to take any medicine for diabetes unless her p. P. Blood sugar reaches 200.
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Why do my lower body increases when my thyroid raise I have done thyroid and I lost, 34 kgs it happens with me after loosing weight I am very much depressed as my lower body increases and my thyroid raises every 3 months even on regular dose of tablet I take 75 mg and do regular exercise also my tsh is always 7.5 or something around that I am taking thyrox 75 mg.

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Why do my lower body increases when my thyroid raise I have done thyroid and I lost, 34 kgs it happens with me after ...
Lybrate-user, if hypothyroidism is not well controlled then weight reduction is difficult. To achieve very good control tsh levels should come around 3 to 4 milli units /l. With 7.5 milli units/l weight reduction is not possible, because it shows that hypothyroidism is not in control. Once you achieve that then efforts to reduce weight will be successful. Plus you will have to take a restricted diet giving exact calories based on ideal body weight, plus regular exercise of over 1 hour a day. Thanks for the question.
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I am pre diabitic. My latest diabetes profile is as under fbs-111 ppbs-185 sgpt-46 hba1c-5.3 (105) direct ldl cholesterol-149 all other parameter are normal. So I need to take any medicine?

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For now, take only diabetic diet and exercise daily for atleast half an hour and consult privately for detailed information.
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HOW TO KNOW... DO I HAVE DIABETES ?

PGDCC, MD-Physician
Cardiologist
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Do you have such symptoms?

-urinating often.
-feeling very thirsty.
-feeling very hungry - even though you are eating.
-extreme fatigue.
-blurry vision.
-cuts/bruises that are slow to heal.
-weight loss - even though you are eating more (type 1)
-tingling, pain, or numbness in the hands/feet (type 2)

Consult an expert immediately!
And you can prevent you and your beloved ones from the harms of diabetes.
HOW TO KNOW... DO I HAVE DIABETES ?
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I am 40 years old diabetic patient from 8 years, last 1 year I also have high pressure and my last reading was 138/88, now please tell me how to control my blood pressure with healthy diet? Also give diet chart?

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I am 40 years old diabetic patient from 8 years, last 1 year I also have high pressure and my last reading was 138/88...
For BP you need tablets and healthy lifestyle like exercise and less salt. Diabetes, often referred to by doctors as diabetes mellitus, describes a group of metabolic diseases in which the person has high blood glucose (blood sugar), either because insulin production is inadequate, or because the body's cells do not respond properly to insulin, or both. It is a difficult task to control blood sugar in the desired normal range. Whatever we eat is metabolised to sugar in the body to provide energy for our daily activities. For the absolute control, one has to monitor his / her blood sugar at regular intervals (Self-Monitoring of Blood glucose – SMBG). Though difficult, this can be done by a glucometer and keep a record. Get an idea of Fasting sugar (FBS) and 2 hours after food (PPBS), & HbA1C (inform me) and check before dinner and after every major food. The basic idea is to reduce the food intake to 1/3 of what you take now. The dictum of sugar control is diet, exercise, diet + medicine and at later stage medicine+ Insulin will be needed. There are different diet plans of varying calories for each person depending on his activity & life style. For diabetes, hypertension (high BP) and many long-term illness control there is the need for regular advice and follow up. Just one time consultation or advice is not enough to guide a diabetic in scientifically & medically correct manner. For giving you regular follow up you ask me with all details like your daily eating pattern and medicines you take. I assure you a proper guidance. If you keep in touch personally. Diet Plan For Diabetes FOOD ITEMAmountPROTEIN (gm)CALORIE (Kcal) EARLY MORNING Fenugreek seeds with 1 cup of water--- Tea (without sugar)1 cup435 Marie Biscuits2156 Breakfast Stuffed methi/palak /lauki paratha2 small7200 Curd50 gm (1 cup)330 OR Egg white / Paneer Bhurji1 medium bowl6130 Plain roti (no oil)2 small3150 OR Vegetable poha/upama/oats/daliya1 soup bowl4.5230 MID MORNING Apple /guava/orange1-40 LUNCH Salad (10 mins before lunch)1 Medium bowl130 Capsicum + gobhi veg1 medium bowl185 Dal1 soup bowl6130 Phulka (no ghee)26175 EVENING Milk / green tea / herbal tea / lemon water1 cup235 Roasted chana + Muri1 cup585 DINNER Salad (10 mins before dinner)Phulka (no ghee24.5150 Lauki veg1 cup285 Curd1 cup330 LATE NIGHT Skim Milk (no sugar)1 glass4120 Total-49.51286.
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