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Dr. Meenakshi Sundaram L is a renowned Endocrinologist in Royapettah, Chennai. She is currently associated with LM clinic in Royapettah, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Meenakshi Sundaram L on Lybrate.com.

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I have hypothyroid. I am told to take medicine (50 mcg) empty stomach in the morning and do not eat at least for further 45 min. But I have to eat within half an hour after waking up. So will it affect my health?

MBBS, Diploma in Diabetology, Certificate Course in Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (CCGDM), Post Graduate Course in Diabetology
Diabetologist, Mumbai
I have hypothyroid. I am told to take medicine (50 mcg) empty stomach in the morning and do not eat at least for furt...
You must delay breakfast as much as possible after taking thyroid medicine. It helps the medicine to have a better effect. If not 45 mins, 30 mins should be good enough.
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I recently detected thyroid with free t3 &t4 normal and tsh high. I have started thyroid tablet one tablet each morning and one of folic acid at night. I really have no symptoms of thyroid. But blood report showing it since 9 month. I have my weight around 93 kg. I am doing 30 min cycling since a month. And doing jim workout for 2 days a week. Do I need to worry for my weight which I think not I ration of WHO. It is showing that height vs weight ration for me is around 80 to85 kg. I have little bit stomach bt not excess fat to my body. So (1) do I really have to concentrate to loss body weight? (2) what type of food I should eat for losing it? (3) what type of procedure I can follow that this thyroid effect not affect me by any reason like it can't affect me for my metabolic system likewise.(4) if I want to go body building now after dan is it recommended for me? Thank you if you can help me out for all my queries

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Cetificate Course In Thyroid Disorders Management (CCMTD)
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Mr. lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. Looking at your weight and height, your BMI is 26.34 kgs, which is showing being overweight. (Normal BMI <23 kgs/M2). Your weight should ideally be about 85 to 87 kgs. Hence it is better to plan and reduce t=it. Since you have not mentioned any values (T3, T4 & TSH or even the dosage of thyroxine), it is not possible to comment regarding the actual thyroid problem. Weight gain is one of the major signs of hypothyroidism. As regards the food that you have to take: 1) Avoid sweets, deep fried foods, junk foods, pastries, foods made form maida and colas. 2) Also avoid red meat, foods containing sweet corn syrup, alcohol and smoking. 3) Always use whole grain flour for chapati and roti. 4) Increase the intake of green leafy vegetables, salads and fruits. 5) Avoid soy beans and soy containing foods. Your amount of exercise is too meager. You will have to increase the amount spent on exercise to over one and half hour every day. Gym work, tuning, swimming and cycling all are good, but quantity should be more. Thanks.
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I am 48 years old I am suffering for diabetic and blood pressure please Advise medicine.

General Physician (AM)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Chandigarh
Having diabetes makes high blood pressure and other heart and circulation problems more likely, because diabetes damages arteries and makes them targets for hardening (atherosclerosis). Atherosclerosis can cause high blood pressure, which if not treated, can lead to blood vessel damage, stroke, heart failure, heart attack, or kidney failure. You can consult me in private for detailed treatment which is available in biochemic system of medicine depending upon symptomatically. Eatng lots of garlic. If you cant have it get it homeopathically allium sativum (biochemic) nat phos 30x, avoid all types of fats and red meat.
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I with my wife suffering from cold, cough from last 1. 5 month. We take 15 days treatment from ent doctor but there are no effect. My age 48 and wife 43 yrs. I also suffering with sugar, thyoride and wife with back pain .

Practical Course In Diabetology, Post Graduate Course In Diabetology, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Jammu
Most of times cold is viral and doesn' t require any specific medication. Usually it disappears in 5. 7 days but times it persists for longtime. If you have already taken antibiotic course then do not take any medicine and try some home made remedies.
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Hello Doctor, As per lab test, my wife t3 and t4 are in range but her tsh is very low ime. .02. What does it indicate. Hyper or hypothyroidism She was taking only protein diet like Cheese from last one week as per her gym diet. Shd she start taking medicine or shd wait for some time and first avoid the food which causes thyroid disorder. And redone the test again after 1-2 week to make sure about low tsh level. Lab report is some to go for ft3 and ft4 test.

MD (Hom)
Homeopath, Bangalore
Hello Doctor,
As per lab test, my wife t3 and t4 are in range but her tsh is very low ime. .02.
What does it indicate...
Dear lybrate-user she is suffering with hyperthyroidism as per the lab report. It is either she is suffering from thyroid hormone disorder or due to change in her diet habits totally in which there is no proper thyroxine levels in her blood due to that her thyroid gland is stimulating more to produce enough amount of thyroxine due over stimulation of thyroid gland the thyroxine levels are more which we call medically as hyperthyroidism. Do check one more time if still shows abnormal I will help you with homoeopathic medicines and proper nutritious diet.
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If a male of 62 has been diagnosed sugar 112/177 and doctor suggested only exercise and precaution in diet He is suggested by senior family members to consume karela juice and methi Dana but how much these should be consumed.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Cetificate Course In Thyroid Disorders Management (CCMTD)
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
If a male of 62 has been diagnosed sugar 112/177 and doctor suggested only exercise and precaution in diet
He is sugg...
Mr. lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. The blood glucose readings mentioned show that the person is in a Pre-diabetic state. WHich means if no control is exercised or no precautions are taken, then in next few months or so he may develop diabetes. Blood glucose levels FBG 108 to 125 mg, PP141 to 199 mg & HbA1c 5.9 to 6.4 are considered as pre-diabetic range. As he has been rightly advised about exercise and diet control, that should be followed. He should watch the weight and see that BMI does not cross 23 kgs/M2. Should avoid sweets, deep fried foods, junk foods, pastries, bakery items, foods made out of maida, sweetened aerated drinks (colas), alcohol and smoking. Should consume more of green leafy vegetables, salads and fruits. Methi (fenugreek seeds) up 30 g a day. Whether karela has any role or not is not sure. If he wants let him have it. I do not think in modern medicine there is any role assigned to it. Thanks.
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I have hypothyroid since last 15 years what should I do for better cure? please suggest me home made treatment.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I have hypothyroid since last 15 years what should I do for better cure? please suggest me home made treatment.
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.
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Diabetes - How It Affects a Woman's Health?

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Chennai
Diabetes - How It Affects a Woman's Health?

Are you a woman suffering from diabetes? Diabetes is a group of metabolic diseases in which your blood sugar levels shoot up because of problems in the processing and production of insulin. Diabetes occurs in both men and women. However, there are some primary differences and contrasts between diabetes in men and in women.

Symptoms
The symptoms of diabetes in women are almost the same as those in men, except for some unique symptoms pertaining only to women, which include the following:

  1. Development of oral and vaginal yeast infections, along with vaginal thrush
  2. Urinary infections
  3. Sexual dysfunction
  4. Development of polycystic ovary syndrome

The common, general symptoms found in both men and women include a frequent urge for urination, enhanced hunger and thirst, fatigue, blurry vision, and sudden gain or loss of weight without obvious causes. Skin infections, irritability, nausea, darkening of skin in patches, a reduced feeling in the hands and feet are other general symptoms.

Diabetes and pregnancy
Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes

If you are pregnant and have diabetes, you should consult your doctor to know about the best ways of managing your health, and the health of your baby. It is important to track down your blood glucose levels before and during your pregnancy. While you are pregnant, glucose and ketones reach your baby via the placenta, and the baby utilizes this as energy. As such, too high glucose levels may leave your baby at risk.

Gestational diabetes
This form of diabetes occurs in 9% of pregnancies in which the pregnancy hormones interfere with how insulin works. This results in the body making more insulin. In some women, the insulin produced is not enough and therefore, gestational diabetes develops.
Risk factors

Women are more prone to diabetes when the following factors are present:

  1. If you are above the age of 45
  2. If you are obese and have a family history of diabetes
  3. If you gave birth to a baby who weighed more than nine pounds
  4. If you have hypertension or high blood pressure, and high cholesterol
  5. If you are not into any form of exercise
  6. If you suffer from other health conditions, which are linked with insulin problems like PCOS or polycystic ovarian syndrome, or are having a history of stroke and heart diseases

There are certain prominent differences between diabetes occurring in men and women. Women receive less aggressive treatment for other conditions associated with diabetes. The complications caused in women because of diabetes are more challenging to diagnose properly. Moreover, the hormones and inflammation also work differently in the case of women. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Gynaecologist.

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I am 48 years old. I under went bypass surgery last December 2013. I am a diabetic. I am using glucomet SR 500, concor 2.5, and Toneact 10 daily. Now, for the past 20 days, I have conticipation problem. Pl advice me

MD-Ayurveda, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Ahmednagar
Take gandharva haritaki an ayurveda medicine in tablet form at night 2 tablets with warm water. Also take a glass of milk at night every day.
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I have uric acid problem. My uric acid level is 7.2 My toe is very painful. In morning when I wakw up from bed or after sitting in one place for long time I am unable to work properly. Lower part of my leg very painful. Please suggest how to overcome from this pain.

BHMS,NDDY
Homeopath, Jaipur
I have uric acid problem. My uric acid level is 7.2 My toe is very painful. In morning when I wakw up from bed or aft...
Mr. Lybrate-user you should take benzoic acid 30 thrice in a day and urtica urens q 15 drps twice in a day avoid pulses and fruit.
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