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Dr. Lovelena Munawar

Endocrinologist, Chennai

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Dr. Lovelena Munawar is one of the best Endocrinologists in Gopala Puram, Chennai. She is currently practising at Dr. Mohan's Diabetes Specialities Centre in Gopala Puram, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Lovelena Munawar on Lybrate.com.

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How safe is using Stevia instead of sugar as a substitute? Also, How safe is this for health If used regularly?

MD - Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Jammu
How safe is using Stevia instead of sugar as a substitute? Also, How safe is this for health If used regularly?
Stevia is not a safe medicine. Many researches have been done to show that it is had mfull for kidneys. U can msg me for more details.
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My daughter is 32 years old. She has Hypothyroid and is under treatment for the same. Her height is 5'11" and her weight is about 92 kg. I have been trying for reduction in her weight, but of no avail. Fat has got deposited on her hips and there seems to be a very big curve from her back to hips. Tell me a remedy to get rid of the fat accumulated on her hips.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My daughter is 32 years old. She has Hypothyroid and is under treatment for the same. Her height is 5'11" and her wei...
Lybrate-user, if she is on treatment with thyroxine tablets then to have effective control of all symptoms tsh levels should be between 3 to 4 milli units/ml. If that is not achieved, then efforts to reduce weight will not succeed. Alongwith correct dosage, there should be a dietary restriction. Her caloric intake has to be based on ideal body weight (80 kgs). It is better if joins a gym for workout under guidance and dietary control has to be very good.
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MD - Medicine, Bechelors of Alternative Medicine
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Delhi
ग्रीन टी डायबिटीज के लिए बहुत फायदेमंद होती है। ग्रीन टी में मौजूद पॉलीफिनोल नामक मजबूत एंटी-ऑक्‍सीडेंट शरीर में फ्री रेडिकल्‍स को दूर कर ब्‍लड शुगर के स्‍तर को नियंत्रित करने में मदद करता है। इसके अलावा ग्रीन टी में विटामिन सी, पोटेशियम, आयोडीन, कॉपर और विटामिन बी भरपूर मात्रा में होता है। ग्रीट में मौजूद एंटीऑक्‍सीडेंट दिल की बीमारियों को दूर करने, शरीर की प्रतिरक्षा प्रणाली को बढ़ने, कैंसर के खतरे को कम करने और ग्‍लूकोज और कोलेस्‍ट्रॉल के स्‍तर को कम करने में भी मदद करता है। इसके अलावा यह फैट को जलाकर चयापचय दर में सुधार करने में मददगार होता है। एक शोध के अनुसार, नियमित रूप से दिन में दो बार ग्रीन टी पीने से शुगर के स्‍तर को लगभग 50 प्रतिशत तक कम किया जा सकता है।
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How I can treat the minor diabetes at home without any medicine. Suggest me the easiest way?

CDIABT, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
How I can treat the minor diabetes at home without any medicine. Suggest me the easiest way?
For diabetes follow a diet low in carbohydrate, low in fat and high in fibre. Walking for 30 mins a day for at least 5 days in a week is recommended. Follow a stress free life.
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Ayurveda and Hypothyroidism

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
Ayurveda and Hypothyroidism

Almost all the metabolic processes in a person's body are influenced by the hormones produced by the thyroid gland. The most common types of thyroid diseases caused due to dysfunctional thyroid glands are Thyroid nodules, Hypothyroidism, Hyperthyroidism, Goiter, Thyroiditis, and Thyroid Cancer. 

Hypothyroidism is when the thyroid gland is underactive and the amount of hormones produced is insufficient. Hypothyroidism can be caused due to multiple reasons such as iodine deficiency, radiation or surgery on the thyroid gland, and drugs such as lithium and phenylbutazone. You should note that treating thyroid is not a speedy process and a reoccurrence of symptoms might also take place. However with the appropriate remedies and proper diet control, one can make sure that these symptoms are less pronounced. 

Ayurveda: According to Ayurveda, imbalance or disequilibrium in the doshas is the main cause of hypothyroidism. The Kapha dosha i.e. the dosha responsible for body fluids and lubrication and Pitta dosha i.e. the dosha responsible for fire and water body humors, are vitiated. Lifestyle and diet discrepancies further promote imbalances in the doshas. Hypothyroidism is categorized under the Yapya diseases which recur once you cease to take the treatment. 

Treatments:

  1. It is essential to consume adequate quantities of milk. 
  2. Apart from that, coconut oil is one of the best remedies for a hypothyroid patient, since it increases slow and sluggish metabolism. Coconut contains MCFAs i.e. medium chain fatty acids and MTCs i.e. Medium chain triglycerides in abundance which help the metabolism be revved up. 
  3. Ayurvedic herbs useful for treating hypothyroidism are kanchnar, Bauhinia variegata i.e. purple mountain ebony, Jatamansi, brahmi, guggulu, shilajit, gokshura, and punarnava. 

Remedies:

  1. Consume a mixture of Indian gooseberry i.e. amla churna with honey, daily before breakfast. 
  2. One of the main causes of Hypothyroidism is insufficient amount of iodine. Drinking the juice acquired from jalakumbhi i.e. Pistia Stratiotes everyday in doses amounting from 11gm to 22gm increases the iodine content and helps treat hypothyroidism.
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I have gone through thyroid test so many times and each time t3 & t4 is normal but tsh is between 30-40 which is super high. Is it due to any food and how do I fix it? I am taking elthroxing 100mg.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I have gone through thyroid test so many times and each time t3 & t4 is normal but tsh is between 30-40 which is supe...
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. 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, go for walk. avoid oily foods,junk foods, go for walk. Do Tests every 3 to 6 months. And consult doctor on time.
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She is a diabetic patient. Now she is losing hair quickly. She has a problem of cold. If she eats a slice of cucumber, then we were worried about her cold. Today a stone is getting in her throat. And it is hurting. Is this the symptoms of thyroid? Can you help me with this?

Vaidya Visharad
Sexologist, Narnaul
She is a diabetic patient. Now she is losing hair quickly. She has a problem of cold. If she eats a slice of cucumber...
Healthy and glossy hair depends on a healthy and wholesome diet. Hair is made up of protein so a protein rich diet helps grow hair strong and healthy. Minerals are also important for lustrous hair. A recommended protein diet includes wheatgerm, pulses, legumes, and most importantly, soybean. Soybean is not only an excellent source of protein but it also acts as a dht (dihydrotestosterone) inhibitor reducing dht levels in the body. Along with protein, vitamin a and b rich foods like mangoes, dark green leafy vegetables, carrots, dried apricots, wholegrain cereals and peas will help prevent hair loss.
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I am hypothyroid patient, is cinnamon, lemon, flex seeds, Chiya seeds are good for me?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am hypothyroid patient, is cinnamon, lemon, flex seeds, Chiya seeds are good for me?
lybrate-user, Thanks for the query, For patients with hypothyroidism only soy beans and soy containing products are to be avoided. All other foods, fruits and seeds are fine. You can definitely take all those things mentioned. Most important is your TSH should be maintained between 3 to 4 mU/L to be free from all the symptoms of hypothyroidism. Thanks.
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I am 36 week pregnant. My blood sugar two hour after meal is 139 mg/dl is it harmful for my baby? Please guide me at the initial stage of pregnancy upto 12 week my sugar level was 100 mg/dl two hour after meal.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
I am 36 week pregnant. My blood sugar two hour after meal is 139 mg/dl is it harmful for my baby? Please guide me at ...
Yes it is of concern if your blood sugar is on rise further ,so you may start taking low sugar intake, avoid rice, potatoes,fried food, junk items pizzas burgers etc and start with a balanced diet with fresh fruits and vegetables, milk etc. Also regular physical activity like walks etc is helpful. You may need Medicines if even by all this your blood sugar continue to rise.
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I am a diabetes patient .i had a diabetes from at least 2 years and tried all the medication as well as ayurvedic but I do not find any changes I am diabetes level. It was not increasing to high bt it increase some time. N my diabetes level don't come as I am taking so much of medicines. What should I do now suggest me .i want to get rid of this diabetes.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am a diabetes patient .i had a diabetes from at least 2 years and tried all the medication as well as ayurvedic but...
Mr. lybrate-user, From what you have written, there is no clue about what is the current blood glucose level. Please give following details to give any guidance or advice: fasting, PP blood glucose levels, HbA1c%, dietary pattern and extent of daily exercise being done. Please understand one thing clearly, diabetes is a disease which can only be controlled by appropriate drugs, diet control and exercise. There is no CURE. You will have to live with it. If you do not treat it properly then serious long term complications will affect every single vital organ in your body. Only treatment available is with modern medicines. Thanks.
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I just checked my blood sugar . Fasting it was .109. After eating it was .147. Please tell is it normal or high or is it OK.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I just checked my blood sugar .
Fasting it was .109.
After eating it was .147.
Please tell is it normal or high or is...
Mtolerance, lybrate-user, the blood glucose levels fbs 109 mg & pp 147 mg/100 ml both are slightly higher than normal. Classified as pre-diabetes (impaired glucose tolerance, igt). It means that in future there is a possibility of developing diabetes. This particularly so if your parents have diabetes. Secondly if you adapt a modified life style then it can be completely prevented. Thanks.
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In type 2 diabetes how frequently one should check sugar level in blood sample?does accu-check give correct reading?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Accu check gives correct capillary values of sugar in the blood And for checking sugar levels it varies from person to person
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How I can control my sugar level with out taking medicines.? My sugar level is 110+

CCMTD, CCEBDM, C.Diabetology, American Diabetes Association, DOMS, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
How I can control my sugar level with out taking medicines.?
My sugar level is 110+
Best you can do about your diabetes is controlling it to prevent any early complications. Following this tips would be helpful. Regular medication (you may need to modify your medicines for diabetes for better control) regular exercise (minimum 30 to 45 minutes of brisk walking) following healthy diet plan avoiding alcohol avoiding smoking reduce stress regular blood sugar test. Regular follow up with diabetologist doctor timely screening for diabetes complication such as of eye, kidney, heart, nerves.
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I am diabetic. Even though I am taking tablets & controlling food, if I am not doing exercises or daily walking, my blood sugar level is going up. What can be the reason?

MD - Medicine
Endocrinologist, Ahmedabad
Exercise improves insulin sensitivity and also increases glucose use by muscles. So if you skip exercise your sugar level increases.
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What the effect of increase in uric acid (7.6mg%), shot (ast) 56 iu/L, shot (alt) 116 Iu/L What problem happen due to this please tell me in details.

BHMS
Homeopath, Lucknow
Dear lybrate-user, normal uric acid level in blood should be between 6 to 6.5. There is no need to worry because there is not so much increase uric acid. It will be recover after taking suitable medication. Problems creating due to increase uric acid level like small and large joints pain, inflammation around joints, low grade fever etc. Thanks.
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Diabetic Nephropathy - Ways That Can Help You Manage It!

MBBS, DM - Nephrology, MD-General Medicine
Nephrologist, Delhi
Diabetic Nephropathy - Ways That Can Help You Manage It!

Diabetic nephropathy (Diabetic Kidney Disease) is defined as the progressive damage to the kidneys caused by diabetes. It is characterised by the scarring of the glomeruli in the kidneys due to prolonged diabetes mellitus.

What Causes Diabetic Nephropathy?

Diabetes is a condition characterized by high concentration of blood sugar. Although the cause of Diabetes Nephropathy is not yet well defined, it is likely that the high sugar levels in the blood damage the blood vessels present in the kidneys that help to filter waste products, thus resulting in decreased kidney function and ultimately, kidney failure.

Not everyone with diabetes suffers from diabetic nephropathy. Although, factors that can increase your chances of getting diabetic neuropathy are-

  1. Smoking

  2. Poor control of blood glucose

  3. High blood pressure

  4. History of kidney diseases

What are the symptoms of diabetic nephropathy?

In the early stages, there may be no symptoms at all, but as the disease progresses, you may notice swelling in the extremities like your feet. Thus it is recommended to get your blood albumin levels tested on a regular basis. If it is diagnosed in early stages, the damage can be reversed. Other symptoms that can indicate damage to the kidneys are-

  1. Severe malaise

  2. Headaches

  3. Nausea

  4. Lack of appetite

  5. Frequent voiding

  6. Itchiness of skin

  7. General feeling of illness

Diagnostic tests that can confirm diabetic nephropathy are-

Routine urine test (urinalysis) - Kidney diseases are detected by the presence of a protein in the urine called albumin and this condition is called albuminuria. Other parameters that must be regularly monitored are-

  1. Blood pressure

  2. Cholesterol levels in your blood

How can you treat/ manage diabetic nephropathy?

If this type of nephropathy is diagnosed in the early stages, the damage to the kidneys can be reversible. The key to managing diabetic nephropathy are-

  1. Diet: Reduce the dietary intake of salt, phosphorous and potassium in the advanced stages.

  2. Glycemic Control: Monitor your blood glucose levels regularly

  3. Management of Hypertension: It is important to manage your blood pressure as it can have a direct effect on the coronary blood vessels which in turn pump blood to the various blood vessels of the body

  4. Renal Replacement Therapy: In chronically ill patients, renal replacement therapy is the best option. This can include haemodialysis (a procedure to flush out toxins from the blood, such as urea), peritoneal dialysis or ultimately renal transplantation. Consult an Expert & get answers to your questions!

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I am 26 year old male getting a perspiration with out any physical activity. Even some times rest time also. I dont have any thyroid. Used a many anti perspirants but there is no positive results.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
We can call it as due to hyperhydroses and I will suggest you to wear cotton clothes and drink a minimum of three litres of water per day and use an air conditioner at home and at work place.
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I am 33 years old female and have diabetes from last 16 yrs. I am taking insulin 30/70 Mix-chard novo (Before breakfast 18 and before dinner 6-10) but my sugar level always fluctuate sometime very high upto 500 and sometimes low as 70, pls help how to solve this fluctuation in my sugar level.

MD - Diabetology, CCEBDM, CCMTD
Diabetologist, Aurangabad
I am 33 years old female and have diabetes from last 16 yrs. I am taking insulin 30/70 Mix-chard novo (Before breakfa...
Hello lybrate-user mam. Your problem is very simple with data provided it seems that your ongoing insulin is nit able to achieve steady control. There is no coverage given to lunch time so after Your diabetes can be easily controlled by adding one shot of short acting insulin before lunch and adjusting morning and night dosages You can contact me for dosage adjustment.
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