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Dr. Padhma

Endocrinologist, Chennai

Dr. Padhma Endocrinologist, Chennai
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Dr. Padhma is one of the best Endocrinologists in Tambaram, Chennai. Doctor is currently practising at Jawahar Hospital in Tambaram, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Padhma on Lybrate.com.

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Sir I'm talking about thyroid. Is it curable or a lifetime disease. Since last year I am suffering form it and right now I am taking 125 much thyronorm .plz answer.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Hypothyroidism is a hormone deficiency disorder, where thyroid glland is not producing adequate quantity of thyroxine or nil. This is a very important hormone, required for development and day to day functioning of brain, plus involved in multiple metabolic functions in the body. Hence, has to be made available daily through thyroxine tablets for lifetime. So it is quite obvious that the treatment has to go on for whole life. There is absolutely no option. Thanks.
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Hi earlier I was having diabetic and recently I diagnosis with pulmonary tuberculosis. And started akt4 from last 4 days along with diabetic medicine. But from yesterday onwards I am getting blood while coughing. Is this side effect of medicine and how long will be this. Kindly give answer in brief.

MD - General Medicine, DTM & H
Internal Medicine Specialist, Motihari
Hi earlier I was having diabetic and recently I diagnosis with pulmonary tuberculosis. And started akt4 from last 4 d...
This not side effect of antidiabetic medicines but feature/complication of tb chest. Consult treating physician.
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I am diabetic for more than 15 years, I take Metformin 1000at night sustained release, and metformin 500+glymipride 2 mg. Before breakfast. Though I take controlled diet my weight is 68 kg .I am 5'2" Should I Continue same medicines? Should I reduce?

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
I am diabetic for more than 15 years, I take Metformin 1000at night sustained release, and metformin 500+glymipride 2...
Please Continue your current medicine Go for morning and evening walk daily for good digestion, good circulation Take salads, vegetable juices, soups regularly Maintain your weight upto 55 to 60 kg
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Hi doctor I am shashi I have bp and sugar so What I do both medicine continue with out fail.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Hi doctor I am shashi I have bp and sugar so What I do both medicine continue with out fail.
Mr. Lybrate-user, if you are suferring with diabetes and hypertension, then it is a must that drugs for the conditions are taken regularly without fail. Plus you have exercise regularly for at least 1 hour a day and take a restricted diet that gives exact amount of calories based on your ideal body weight, extent of daily exercise and sugar levels. For hypertension reduce you salt intake to about 2.3 g a day.
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What are the healthy Indian breakfast and fruits for diabetics. Can I eat puri, plain paratha and also let us know how much rice I should eat weekly. Can I take slight sugar in tea or should I take sugar substitute like sugar free or splenda or it should not contain any sugar at all. Please also let me know what are the fruits and dry fruits one should avoid if he has recently been diagnosed with diabetes. My recent Hba1c report is showing Glycosylated haemoglobin as 7.00 unit. Thanks,

M.sc dietitics and food service management, Diabetes educator
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bhopal
What are the healthy Indian breakfast and fruits for diabetics. Can I eat puri, plain paratha and also let us know ho...
Hello, you can take upma, poha, sprouts, oats with skim milk, fruit salad ,raw fruits like Apple, Orange, papaya, pomegranates, guava, pears. Avoid these fruits like custard Apple, banana, mango, grapes. You can intake limited value of rice and potatoe (only twice a week).
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HEALTH TIPS FOR THYROID PATIENTS

M.B.S.(HOMEO), MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Visakhapatnam
HEALTH TIPS FOR THYROID PATIENTS
Omega -3- fatty acid helps to control the hyper stimulated thyroid gland. Proteins are necessary for the building of muscles and to provide energy for the body. Protein sources also contain L-glutamine which helps in rebuilding the gut and de-inflaming the body.
• Eat cold water fish, flax seed oil and nuts to get the omega-3-fatty acid necessary for the body.
• Include soy, turkey, walnuts, salmon, tuna and trout in your hyperthyroidism diet.
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CCMTD, CCEBDM, C.Diabetology, American Diabetes Association, DOMS, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
Diabetic macular oedema ( DME ) is severe form of Diabetic Retinopathy affecting vision.
DME can occur in any stage of diabetes.
Thus, the importance of regular eye check-up for diabetic patients is must. At least once in a year get your eyes fully tested.
Most of the people are unaware of this complication. And many times when I ask my patient about eye test I get answers like , "I got my eye glasses power checked and changed or I don't have cataract. "
Eye check-up for diabetic person is checking the back part of the eye which is called as Retina.
Once DME is diagnosed, immediate treatment is necessary to ensure better outcomes and prevent vision loss.

Diabetic macular oedema (DME) can be treated using laser therapy and/or intravitreal injections with vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) inhibitor injections.


Anti-VEGFs are able to reduce oedema, macula thickening and vascular permeability
They are the treatment of choice for DME because they can improve the patient’s vision ,produce good results and have a low risk of complications.

3 anti-VEGFs are available in market. bevacizumab and ranibizumab, aflibercept .

In some patients, there may be a need for a combination therapy of both laser treatment and intravitreal anti-VEGF injections. DME treatment needs to be personalised to cater to each patient’s conditions. This applies to the frequency of intravitreal anti-VEGF injections, with the injections given as per the patient’s condition instead of following a strict routine frequency protocol.


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Doctor I having problems of diabetes so doctor tell me the solutions off what can I do daily basis from what can you eat or not not.

PGDD, RD, Bachelor of Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Doctor I having problems of diabetes so doctor tell me the solutions off what can I do daily basis from what can you ...
Hye, Thanks for the query. For a diabetic it is best advised to have a diet planned as per the sugar levels, lifestyle and history. Though you can follow some guidelines - The sugar levels will fluctuate depending on what you ate or did not eat, stress levels and activity levels. You have to try and manage a balanced carb intake. Have small frequent meals. Do not fast for long hours. You have to eat 3 main and 3 mid meals. Your diet must include whole grains, seasonal fruits, vegetables, small amounts of nuts and dairy and pulses or dals or lean meats like chicken or fish and egg. Starchy vegetables need to be planned into the diet. Avoid a very heavy meal at one time. Avoid fruit juices, aerated drinks or sugarcane juice, honey, jaggery or sugar. Avoid junk foods. Exercise and stay active. Avoid exercise if sugar levels are above 250mg/dl. Do not attempt to try out too many remedies as you could go into hypoglycaemia. Sleep well.            It's all a matter of discipline.
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My age is 38 years old I am suffering from diabetes from 10 years now my ppp is 380 mg and my fasting is 290 mg. I take medicine" early mv2" take on empty stomach in morning and night another medical I take another medicine" istamet 50/1000 mg"; at night after food I also aware sugar. please help to control diabetes.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Diploma in Pharmacy
Ayurveda, Mumbai
My age is 38 years old I am suffering from diabetes from 10 years now my ppp is 380 mg and my fasting is 290 mg. I ta...
You can start ayurvedic treatment for diabetes along with alopathy initially. As your blood sugar level comes down after 1-2 months you can reduce your allopathy medicines dose. Take. Vasant kusumakar ras 1-1 for 3 months. Tablet bgr-34 of aimil pharma 2-2 before meal. Jambvaasav 2spoons twice orally with equal quantity of warm water. All these for 6 months.
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I have been diagnosed with diabetes (Type 2) and under doctor prescribed medicine certain XR 1000 mg (alongwith lose H & Atchol 10). I take it regularly one after dinner every night. I have been taking it for almost two years. But still my blood sugar report avg 110mg/100ml (fasting) & 183mg/100ml (PP). How should I bring it down to normal? Please suggest me some quick time exercises (due to work pressure I hardly get time) and a proper weekly diet chart to follow. My age is 38 yrs, male, Weight-89 kgs and height 179cm. Please help me out.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I have been diagnosed with diabetes (Type 2) and under doctor prescribed medicine certain XR 1000 mg (alongwith lose ...
you are over weight, with bmi 27.81kg/m2, this is one of the reasons for improper control of blood sugar. But still 183 mg/100 ml, is not that bad. If you are really serious on reducing weight then exercising is a must. How to take out time is your decision. One way is to have a tread mill machine at home and exercise. Please let me know the hba1c%, which gives an idea about long term sugar control.
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Joint pain problems in knees, backpain, am suffering from diabetes from last three month's, also from hypertension Please tell.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Joint pain problems in knees, backpain, am suffering from diabetes from last three month's, also from hypertension Pl...
Calcium supplements and nutrition must and do strength exercise. Cold pack and hot pack for 20 minutes. Ya physiotherapy treatment.
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If am diabetic and physically active. And having bsl/hba1c within normal limits then should I can stop medicine and manage. Only on exercise and diet.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
If am diabetic and physically active. And having bsl/hba1c within normal limits then should I can stop medicine and m...
Try to gradually reduce the dose and monitor blood sugar/hbA1c 3 monthly. If it remains under control you can discontinue it after consulting Diabetologist/Endocrinologist.
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Dear Doctor .I need an advice regarding my sugar management as below -- I was noticed with PP sugar of 206 in Jan 2014 and fasting at 120. My HBa1c parameter was at 6.5. I was given Sugamet MC for almost nine months and testing was done every three months. Now -- 1.With sugamet MC 500 once a day my HBa1c is 5.6 and also the fasting sugar and PP sugar is with in normal book limits. 2.I stopped sugamet mc 500 3 months back. Now my parameters are as below -- HBa1c parameter is 6.0. Fasting sugar is 111 and PP sugar is 160 My question is --- 1.When I am in normal limits (ofcourse its near the upper limit) without medicine. Should I still take the medicine? 2.Is taking metformin preventive in nature? I mean taking Sugamet mc 500 still will prevent my sugar metabolism from worsening further? I am a regular exerciser. I spend one hour in a gym doing muscle and weight training exercises. Alternate days I go for fast walk for 2kms with stretching exercises. Its my regular routine. Diet Control ----I am on a strict diet regime. Artificial sugar in any form is out of my food list for past one year. Be it tea/coffee/milk/icecreams/sweets /cold drinks/ sharbats etc. I am consuming minimum qty of potatots and other vegetables etc which are forbidden to control sugar level. I am trying to live by book. I take oats / almonds and nuts as me breakfast before exercise. After coming from gym I take whey protein shake. Then I take my lunch at 11:30-12:00. I take mild snacks at around 5:00 p.M. Dinner is around 9:00 p.M. And Ofcourse half an hour walk after dinner daily. I am a strict vegetarian. Pls advise if I shd continue with medicine or not. Regards

Practical Course in Diabetology, POST GRADUATE COURSE IN DIABETOLOGY, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Srinagar
You should continue medicine.It will keep your diabetes under control along with multiple benefits .Medicine which you are taking is anti obesity,anti cancer,anti aging,anti athrogenic,Moreover drug is being used now a days to prevent diabetes.If you continue drug , you will postpone traditional drugs.
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I am 22 year old girl, I am obese, but my tsh i. e. 0.4 is I think normal. I take normal diet two chapati and vegetable or dal and street food rarely thrice in a year may be. Drink less water in a day. Then why I am so fat what are other conditions. and how to lose weight.?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 22 year old girl, I am obese, but my tsh i. e. 0.4 is I think normal. I take normal diet two chapati and vegetab...
your tsh level is 0.4. take plenty of water.don't eat fast food,Foods to Eat Nutrient-rich foods that improve your health may also benefit your thyroid gland, including: Antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables: 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. 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, but ask your doctor beforehand. Many common foods and supplements contain compounds that interfere with thyroid functions. In general, it’s best to avoid the following foods and supplements: Soy: Studies suggest that phytoestrogens in soybeans and soy-rich foods may inhibit the activity of an enzyme that makes the thyroid hormones. One study found that women who consumed soy supplements were three times more likely to develop hypothyroidism. Iodine-rich foods: Some forms of hypothyroidism are caused by a lack of sufficient iodine. In such cases, using iodized salt or iodine-enriched foods can be beneficial. But eating too much iodine can have the opposite effect and suppress thyroid gland activity. Check with your doctor before taking supplements. Iron and calcium supplements: Taking iron or calcium supplements can also change the effectiveness of many thyroid medications. High-fiber foods: Although a high-fiber diet is usually recommended, too much fiber may interfere with the absorption of thyroid medicines. Certain vegetables: Cruciferous vegetables that are rich in fiber like broccoli, cabbage, spinach, kale, and Brussels sprouts can inhibit thyroid drug absorption. Reducing the amounts of such produce in your diet may help. Caffeine, tobacco, and alcohol can also influence the effectiveness of thyroid medicine. Ask your doctor for tips on how to regulate or reduce your consumption.
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I am 39 year old and suffering from diabetes and blood pressure last 18 year now I feel to weak in working

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), M.D in Ayurveda, Ph.D
Ayurveda, Hyderabad
Dear, for Diabetic the best Ayurvedic medicine is there, but let me know the Blood report ie Sugar,fasting, PP, HbA1c. Send me to my email:-drvsrao58@gmail.com.
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Hi , I have 20 year old brother he suffering from sugar problem and cholesterol. What type of doctor I should consult for this.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Kolkata
Hi , I have 20 year old brother he suffering from sugar problem and cholesterol. What type of doctor I should consult...
1st you go to allopathy good doctor for good and proper consultation. After control go to homoeopathy good doctor for life time treatment.
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Hello, my aunt is suffering from diabetes. Can yoga prevent it from becoming worse? If yes what kind of exercises are referred?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
Hello, my aunt is suffering from diabetes. Can yoga prevent it from becoming worse? If yes what kind of exercises are...
Yes yoga will help....brisk walk daily Ardha Matsyendrasana (Half Twist Pose)..,Halasana (Plough Pose)..,Dhanurasana (Bow pose)...,Vrikshasana will help
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I am 64 male. I am diabetic. Daily I take one pill of glyciphage G2. But sugar level is 300 to 325. Random. Pl suggest me how to control sugar level.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am 64 male. I am diabetic. Daily I take one pill of glyciphage G2. But sugar level is 300 to 325. Random. Pl sugges...
Mr. Lybrate-user, you need to improve the present treatment. There is a need for additional drugs. So it is better if you come in a private conversation with details like fasting, pp blood glucose & hba1c%, dietary pattern and extent of daily exercise. Then I will be able to guide specifically. To achieve good control fasting sugar should be near 100 mg, pp 150 to 160 mg & hba1c%<7. Thanks.
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