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Dr. P Durai

Post Graduate Diploma in Diabetology (PGDD), MBBS

Endocrinologist, Chennai

33 Years Experience  ·  200 at clinic
Dr. P Durai Post Graduate Diploma in Diabetology (PGDD), MBBS Endocrinologist, Chennai
33 Years Experience  ·  200 at clinic
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Dr. P Durai is a renowned Endocrinologist in Kodambakkam, Chennai. He has over 33 years of experience as a Endocrinologist. He has done Post Graduate Diploma in Diabetology (PGDD), MBBS . He is currently practising at S V Diabetes Care Centre in Kodambakkam, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. P Durai on Lybrate.com.

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Education
Post Graduate Diploma in Diabetology (PGDD) - University of Newcastle, Australia - 2003
MBBS - Assam Medial College, Dibrugarh - 1984
Professional Memberships
American College of Chest Physicians
Fellow of the Royal Society of Health (FRSH)

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PREVENT COMPLICATIONS OF DIABETES

MBBS & Post Graduate course in Diabetology, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), CCEBDM
Endocrinologist, Bangalore
PREVENT COMPLICATIONS OF DIABETES
Annual eye, kidney and nerve check up is necessary in all diabetic patients to prevent the complications.
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I am 37 year old I have diabetic person since 10 year. Average dignities 240 I take glysien mf tablet but super not control what can I do.

Dietitian/Nutritionist
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I am 37 year old I have diabetic person since 10 year. Average dignities 240
I take glysien mf tablet but super not c...
first of all change your tablet and to have gamer PL2 one morning and one evening before breakfast before lunch or dinner and this will better control in your blood sugar level and then there is a major role of diet o....avoid high carbohydrate foods like cake pastry Puri paratha pizza burger banana mango Chiku full cream milk butter cheese and to have small frequent meal in every 2 hour thank you
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Is there any permanent cure of diabetes? we have tried ayurveda & homeopathic but in vain. The best alternative available at present is insulin - which is not a permanent solution.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Mumbai
Dear diabetes is defined as deficiency of available insulin or insulin resistance. So ideally insulin is the only solution for diabetes. Having said so the entire gamut of drugs involved in modern medicines include drugs which interfere with glucose absorption, reduction of insulin resistance, triggering insulin release and increasing insulin receptors on target site. So the management of diabetes as per modern science revolves in and around insulin. Now ayurvedic medicine looks at diabetes as a systemic disorder which has to do something with the basic fat metabolism. The disease if chronic is considered as manageable as per ayurveda but not curable. We need to understand the actual patho physiology in the patient and then can offer a solution.
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What is the diet for uric acid and kidney problem, my left kidney had been removed due to PUJ OBSTRUCTION.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Avoid protein diets,bad habits , fast food/fat/oily,salty foods. Coffee, smoking, alcohol intake. Non-veg., take whole grain,oats,green veg.,plenty of water in day time, 1 glass of water at night before bed. you can take tab. bencid 500 mg once a day after meal.
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I have diabetes type 2.fasting sugar is 221 & pp is 268. Kindly suggest me what medicines take.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I have diabetes type 2.fasting sugar is 221 & pp is 268. Kindly suggest me what medicines take.
Mr. Lybrate-user kumar, yes you do have t2 diabetes. This needs immediate treatment. You need to start on oral anti diabetes drugs plus drugs that help in reducing insulin resistance. In addition there has to be diet restriction, with intake matching exact caloric need based on ideal body weight (80 kgs), extent of daily physical exercise and blood glucose levels. Plus daily exercise of more than 1 hour, brisk walking can be a good option. If you need specific treatment advise / prescriptions please come in a private conversation with details like currnt fasting, pp glucose levels, hba1c%, dietary pattern and extent of daily exercise. Thanks.
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Keeping Diabetes a Secret

M D Internal Medicine
General Physician, Ahmedabad
Keeping Diabetes a Secret


Most people with diabetes – myself included – have things about their diabetes that they prefer to keep to themselves. But as a diabetes psychologist, one of the biggest challenges that I have in my practice is when I have a patient who prefers to keep their diabetes, and everything that it involves, a secret from people in their life. I’m not talking about details like their last A1c or what their blood sugar was the last time that they checked, but everything. When someone tells me that they prefer to hide diabetes from other people, it usually tells me that they aren’t taking care of themselves.

I don’t necessarily think that choosing to be secretive about having diabetes is necessarily a problem in and of itself. Everyone has the right to share, or not, anything about their health care, including what medical conditions they face. However I am a firm believer that behavior (which also includes the ‘act’ of not doing something) is functional. So when someone wants to be secretive about having diabetes, my question is ‘what function does this need for secrecy serve?’ Generally, it is one of 3 things:

Denial: A big reason that people with diabetes don’t tell others about their diabetes is because they are having trouble accepting that they have diabetes. By keeping it a secret, it helps them keep up the belief that there’s nothing wrong. Talking about having diabetes to others makes having diabetes seem more real. Not telling others about their diabetes lets them hold out hope that it will just go away (Spoiler alert: It won’t!)

Embarrassment: It’s really common for people to be embarrassed about having diabetes. This embarrassment usually comes from one of two places. First people may be embarrassed that they are not ‘healthy’ and feel like there is something wrong with them. Second, some people are embarrassed by the things they have to do to manage diabetes, like wear a pump, give themselves a shot, or check their blood sugar. They feel like diabetes makes them different and may have some affect on their relationships. To help them feel less embarrassed, some people keep diabetes a secret.

Burn-out: People tend to talk to their friends and family members about things they are excited about and that are important to them. If someone is keeping their diabetes a secret, it may be a sign that they are burned out and that diabetes isn’t a priority to them at that time. This is a normal feeling. What people forget sometimes is that keeping diabetes a secret from others can make it a lot harder to get support and encouragement.

While some people find that keeping diabetes a secret may work for a time, but it also usually causes other problems. First, keeping a part of you life hidden from those around you takes a lot of work and can be exhausting. Also, keeping diabetes a secret usually means people aren’t able to manage their diabetes very well, making them feel bad physically.

Before choosing to keep diabetes a secret from others remember to ask yourself what function does keeping it a secret serve. Your answer may surprise you!
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Doc my dad had diabetes and also having kidney problem due to stone he lost a kidney. Nowadays he felt too weak. What are all the fruits, healthy food he has to take intake. Pls give me the healthy diet detail for my dad and is 60 years old.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, Post Graduate Diploma In Hospital Administration (PGDHA)
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Kolkata
Doc my dad had diabetes and also having kidney problem due to stone he lost a kidney. Nowadays he felt too weak. What...
Dear Patient.. You required renal diabetic chart. As simple avoid Citrus fruits ( Musambi/ Lemon) , Gluten free diet ( Wheat, Rough dietary fiber foods, Leafy Vegetable,Green Papaya), Restrict Excess tea and coffee, Milk and Milk product. Regards..
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My age is 60 or meko uric acid or sugar ki problem h mere pero me niche toes me heat or jalan se hoti hai ye kis vjh se hte h.Please tell.

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Homeopath,
My age is 60 or meko uric acid or sugar ki problem h mere pero me niche toes me heat or jalan se hoti  hai  ye kis vj...
Dear lybrate user, protein is one of the most vital nutritional substances which are required for human body. Almost every high protein diet contains purine. This purine produces uric acid on oxidation. Excess uric acid is accumulated at the joints of human beings as urate salts. This accumulation of urate salts lead to pain & swelling of those affected joints & this condition is clinically known as gout. You should avoid high protein rich diet like mutton, chicken, beef, eggs, sea fish, spinach, garden pea, tomato, lentils etc. Also you need to take homoeopathic mother tincture urtica urens q, 30 drops, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water. This medicine will help to dissolve the accumulated excess urate salts from the joints.
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I do feel to sleep even at the time of working hours of my duty. I do take a rest of more than 8 hrs then also it feel sleepy. Is it a sign of diabetes . Kindly suggest what to do. Do I need to go through any medical treatment for the same.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I do feel to sleep even at the time of working hours of my duty. I do take a rest of more than 8 hrs then also it fee...
Mr. Lybrate-user, feeling sleepy need not be related to diabetes. But some times undetected diabetes can lead to a considerable unexplained tiredness and fatigue. So it is better if you get a blod test done like fasting and pp sugar levels. That will confirm whether there is any problem existing. Thanks for the question.
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I got my TSH value 10 times high and cholesterol increased too and less vitamin D. Cold senstivity, weakness feeling, fat/weight increasing are effects I see in my body. I do not have much junk food usually, do exercise (40-45 mins dance) approx 3 times a week. But no improvement on fat though it always helped me previously. Kindly help out what should my intake to balance my body nutrients.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I got my TSH value 10 times high and cholesterol increased too and less vitamin D. Cold senstivity, weakness feeling,...
Lybrate-user, it would have been better if you had mentioned actual tsh values. That would have given a clear idea. In any case it needs immediate treatment.
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Mai diabetes ka patient hu. Or meri sugar roj bilkul low ho jati h. Mai davai bhi time se le raha hu fir bhi as ho raha h.

MBBS
General Physician,
Mai diabetes ka patient hu. Or meri sugar roj bilkul low ho jati h. Mai davai bhi time se le raha hu fir bhi as ho ra...
Hello sir, keep sugar candies in your pocket whenever you feel like low sugar have it, and please test your fasting and post lunch sugar levels then consult a physician for dose adjustment.
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Hypothyroidism and Pregnancy - What You Need to Know?

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), FICOG, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Jaipur
Hypothyroidism and Pregnancy - What You Need to Know?

The thyroid gland within the body plays an important role in regulating your metabolism among many other functions. This is a butterfly-shaped gland located in your neck and plays an important role within your body. However, a common condition that may afflict it is hypothyroidism or an underactive thyroid gland. It is even more of a problem if you are pregnant as it may affect your baby’s development in the womb. It has also been noticed that pregnancy in itself may cause hypothyroidism.

Symptoms of Hypothyroidism-

Pregnant women may also exhibit symptoms common to other patients who are suffering from hypothyroidism. These may include:

  1. Fatigue along with lethargy.

  2. Mild to significant weight gain.

  3. Constipation.

  4. Feeling cold with severe chills

The thyroid gland produces the T4 hormone responsible for regulating many mechanisms within the body such as metabolism. With hypothyroidism, the production of this hormone decreases or stops altogether. This is important as disruption in the production of the hormone may disrupt the normal development of your baby.

Effects of Hypothyroidism on your baby-

Hypothyroidism during pregnancy can affect your child’s developmental abilities. Many studies in this field have shown that such children tend to have learning difficulties and may even display lower IQ scores during tests. It was noticed that sometimes, hypothyroidism during pregnancy wasn’t diagnosed correctly as the pregnant mother did not show much apparent symptoms. This is also a major issue in the early diagnosis of the problem. Hence, it is absolutely imperative to test for thyroid problems early during pregnancy.

Prevention is the Best Cure-

It is thus very important that mothers be screened properly for thyroid issues even before they are pregnant and while they are pregnant. Some of the medically recommended steps that should be taken are –

  1. Screening before pregnancy as this can help to devise a solution for this condition.

  2. Women with goiter or enlarged thyroid should most certainly be screened.

  3. Women with a family history of hypothyroidism should be screened.

Treatments for Hypothyroidism During Pregnancy-

The doctors may suggest thyroid hormone replacement therapy wherein artificial T4 hormone is introduced into the body. This helps to maintain a constant rate of the thyroid hormone within the body. This can be done even before pregnancy as the developing fetus is completely dependent on the mother for its thyroid hormone until at least 12 weeks when the baby’s body can start producing it on its own. Also, the levels of this hormone should be regularly checked within the body through the TSH or the thyroid stimulating hormone tests to ensure that the levels are at a safe minimum. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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I feel a severe pain in my spinal cord at times. Is it that it is a symptom of uric acid?

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Not uric acid o ly avoid strain full activity like long standing, sitting, toward bending lifting heavyweight and tk x-ray for confirmation.
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She is 40 years old. A thyroid patient but other wise healthy and active. Last four five months she had a very severe skin problem where the entire body becomes red and lot of irritation and itchiness was there. Later in few minutes it got corrected on its own. Now she was suggested for anti nuclear that is ANA TEST. The reports show positive for it. Is it curable or is life threatening.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
She is 40 years old. A thyroid patient but other wise healthy and active. Last four five months she had a very severe...
The ana test is not specific. More tests are needed to know what is causing high ana. Lupus and scleroderma can both cause skin irritation, but so can a lot of other autoimmune diseases. If a diagnosis can be pinpointed, it can be adequately treated as well, and it's prognosis clarified. Meet a good rheumatologist.
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I'm having Hypothyroidism reading was 23 & taking Thyronorm 125mcg daily, I've checking in every 3 months now it's coming 2.5 from Last 6 months should I reduce dose ?

PGDHM, PGCDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Ahmedabad
Hello Your thyroid is well controlled as per your details above, there is no need to reduce the dosage, please continue same medication in same dosage and regularly keep an eye by checking its level Thanks Dr J Rangwala
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Getting fat day by day. Dont have any thyroid problems or anything. My inner thighs are quite heavy. Please help by proper medication.

M.sc dietitics and food service management, Diabetes educator
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bhopal
Getting fat day by day. Dont have any thyroid problems or anything. My inner thighs are quite heavy. Please help by p...
Hi, you should go for brisk walk in the morning and evening. Do regular exercise atleast 15 minutes daily. Take lukewarm water with lemon in the morning. Take salad before meals. Drink more water in a day. Don't take rice at night and don't skip breakfast. Avoid junk food and oily food. Avoid soya products. Take frequent meals instead of 3 big meals.
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My mother has thyroid of thinness, someone said that do not eat spinach, cabbage m etc. I want to ask why to avoid eating these vegetables in thinness thyroid?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Sanskarji, If your mother is taking Thyronorm tablet then she is having hypothyroidism. In this condition following things need to be avoided - Soy beans, soy containing products, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, radish, mustard, peanuts and coffee, as these are affecting thyroxine action. She can consume other vegetables than those mentioned above. She should consume good deal of salads and fruits, Use whole grain flour for chapati and roti. Can take milk and milk products with low fat.
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My husband is 40 yrs, as he does his routine checkup this time his cretinen is 1.4 and sugar in pp is 140. Pls guide me 1. What are the restrictions to be taken? 2. What food not to be taken! 3. What he should eat?

M.sc in dietetics and community nutrittion management
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Kolkata
My husband is 40 yrs, as he does his routine checkup this time his cretinen is 1.4 and sugar in pp is 140. Pls guide ...
Avoid strenuous exercise.Eat plenty of vegetables,whole fruits.Use unrefined vegetable.Use nettle leaf tea 1-2 cups/day.Take small amount of protein to reduce creatinine level.avoid egg,meat.Use small amount of healthy oil.These will help you.
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Hello Doctor, I'm 52 years old, with good health and athletic physique, doing exercise (mild) regularly. I have no sugar, yea I have high Cholesterol but never felt anything wrong so far but, today at 4 am I felt so much pain in my RIGHT side of Chest it lasts 10 minutes, after applying ointment it gone completely. Is there any risk 2 my health?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Hello Doctor, I'm 52 years old, with good health and athletic physique, doing exercise (mild) regularly. I have no su...
If external application of ointment gives you relief then it may be a case of chest muscle strain. So there is no health risk. But you should be working towards reducing your cholesterol. At this age, high cholesterol can be harmful to the heart. Go for a ecg and a echo. Consult a physician to rule out any cardiac ailments.
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