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My mother had been diagnosed with sugar in last year initially she had 190 fasting and 220 Pp after that she is taking gluformin xl 1000 after that we did tests after every two months, now the latest fasting is 135 and Pp is 168. My mother also has pacemaker inserted from 2010 and that is fine touchwood by grace of god. Just wanted to know if her latest report suggest that her sugar is under control? And what are the precautions she needs to take? Thanks in advance.

Diabetologist, Mumbai
My mother had been diagnosed with sugar in last year initially she had 190 fasting and 220 Pp after that she is takin...
Hello lybrate-user, your mother is diabetic, her fasting at present is on higher side. Along with fasting and pp blood sugar levels you should do HbA1c test which tells her sugar levels past 3 months. Accordingly what should be added or this much is enough it mother's treating physician will decide. She should take small frequent meals and take proper foot care.
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May I know if white butter is good for diabetic 2 patient. I need to know what are the after effects or repurcussions ?

P.G.Diploma in dietetics and applied nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
May I know if white butter is good for diabetic 2 patient. I need to know what are the after effects or repurcussions ?
Butter whether it's white or yellow, has a high fat content which is not good for health if eaten on a daily basis, having excess may lead to issues related to cholesterol. Kindly consult privately for detailed diet thanks.
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My sister is 40 years of age, suffers from hypothyroidism, on medicine like Thyronorm 50, for two years, still normal TSH is 6.14. Moreover in latest test her vitamin D is 10.5 ng/ ml. What should be done on thyroid med dosage? She also suffers from memory problems lately, is it for thyroid problem?

MBBS, MD - General Medicine
Endocrinologist, Faridabad
My sister is 40 years of age, suffers from hypothyroidism, on medicine like Thyronorm 50, for two years, still normal...
Please increase dose of thronorm to 62 or take 50&75 on altetnate days for vit d deficiency take cholecalcirol 60000 tablet once week please consult a physician for memory loss as patient needs to be seen personally.
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Hello I am suffering from diabetes tell me sum good medicine and it have from last 1 yr.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Hello I am suffering from diabetes tell me sum good medicine and it have from last 1 yr.
Take pranacharya diabeto and shilajeet capsule twice a day with water....take vasant kusumakar ras twice a day...avoid sweets....take small meals in less time interval....do pranayama early morning....avoid alcohol consumption...
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My mother's sugar level is 186 after 1. 5-2 hrs of breakfast. She is not taking any medicine but just doing jogging and home chores to maintain sugar level. Kindly tell whether she should start taking medicine (bcoz we are doubtful that if sugar medicine is once started she ll get addicted to it) or do any home remedies like a exercise or jogging or kindly tell her any exercise.

M B B S, M. D (Internal Medicine)
General Physician, Nellore
I do not know why patients believe that you get addicted to sugar medicines. The sugar medicines are absolutely essential to keep you healthy and prevent long term complications. Let me ask you this - if someone is hungry and eats food, is that an addiction?
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I have hypothyroid and taking 50 mg thyroxine everyday from past 4 months and I am not eating foods spinach, cabbage, broccoli, peanuts, mustard, soy products, cauliflower. I have vitamin deficiency also. But skipping spinach, peanuts is lacking nutrition, is there any other food for substitute of spinach and peanuts?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I have hypothyroid and taking 50 mg thyroxine everyday from past 4 months and I am not eating foods spinach, cabbage,...
Few diet tips - not to eat fried food items and can eat all green vegetables, moong, chana, dal, rice etc and to apply ghee over chappati and don't apply oil over chappati and to drink milk mixed with turmeric powder twice a day and if possible eat eggs on alternate days and if possible in breakfast eat atleast one bajra ka rotla and eat seasonal fruit and in my opinion you can eat spinach.
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My uric acid level is 6.2 and I'm having pain in ankle like someone is giving me electricity shock. Please help.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
My uric acid level is 6.2 and I'm having pain in ankle like someone is giving me electricity shock. Please help.
Stretch Calves Get a custom made insole. Hams Stretching. Sports Taping. Contrast bath---It is a form of treatment where a limb or the entire body is immersed in warm water followed by the immediate immersion of the limb or body in ice water. This procedure is repeated several times, alternating hot and cold. Note that the treatment should always end in the ice water, as heat will induce the body's inflammatory response, while cold helps to decrease inflammation.
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My thyroid test results are: T3- 2.91 normal values (2.30-4.20) T4- 1.21 (0.89-1.76) TSH- 5.855 (0.550-4.780) ANTI-TPO- 1040 (<60) My test results indicate hypothyroidism but I have contradictory symptoms such as I am losing weight gradually, I have a fast metabolism and frequent bowel movements and also increased heart rate (around 80 BPM). So what is it can you suggest.

BHMS, MBA (Healthcare)
Homeopath, Hubli-Dharwad
My thyroid test results are: T3- 2.91 normal values (2.30-4.20)
T4- 1.21 (0.89-1.76)
TSH- 5.855 (0.550-4.780)
ANTI-TP...
you had done all the hard work to find out the disease but not visited any of the consultant for your problem and now your are asking in this pannel. Anyhow in thyroid T3,T4 and TSH varies a lot and cannot remain same in all stage and as per symptoms and signs narrated by you it appers that you are suffering from Hyperthyroidsm for which our Homeopathy has exceaalnt remedies to help but after taking your detailed case analysis.
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I am 47 years (Ravi Shankar) old male. My blood my blood sugars are <120 fasting and <172 mg/dl post meals, HBA1C is 7, Estimated average glucose 154 mg/dl. Presently I am not using any tablets or medicine. My mother and father is diabetic patients. Please suggest me medicine or treatment.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am 47 years (Ravi Shankar) old male. My blood my blood sugars are <120 fasting and <172 mg/dl post meals, HBA1C is ...
Lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. HbA1c% 7, means diabetes is confirmed. 6.5% is the value at which diabetes is diagnosed. So if you are not yet taking treatment, it is necessary for you to initiate the same. Plus you will have to take a restricted diet and exercise daily for over 1 hour. Thanks.
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I am having period irregular due to thyroid. Having tablet for thyroid prescribed by doctor. Any option that make my period regular.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am having period irregular due to thyroid. Having tablet for thyroid prescribed by doctor. Any option that make my ...
due thyroid irregular period may occurs .for it you can take..tab. ovral-L X 21 DAYS..WAIT FOR 7 DAYS AND START AGAIN FROM 6 TH DAY OF MENSES..TILL 3 CYCLE OF MENSES.. SYP. AMYCORDIAL 15 ML TDS AFTER MEAL..REGULAR FOR 3 CYCLE OF MENSES.Lifestyle changes. Some women have changes in their period because they exercise too much. Reducing the frequency and intensity of your workouts may help your period return to normal. Stress leads to many body changes, including irregular periods. Relaxation techniques and counseling may be helpful. Extreme changes in your weight can affect your periods. Weight gain can interfere with the body's ability to ovulate, which controls your menstrual cycle. Losing weight may help resolve irregular periods. Extreme sudden weight loss can also lead to infrequent or irregular periods. Hormone therapy (HT). An irregular menstrual cycle is often due to a lack or imbalance of certain hormones in the body. Birth control pills (oral contraceptives) often containing the hormones estrogen and progesterone are commonly prescribed to help control irregular periods. A hormone medication called progestin can also help trigger periods in women who do not get them. Other hormone treatments may be prescribed to women with irregular periods who are having difficulty getting pregnant. Surgery. Sometimes, scarring or structural problems in the uterus (womb) or fallopian tubes may lead to irregular periods. Surgery may be done to correct any structural problems or birth defects, particularly in women who want to have children. It may also be done to remove severe scar tissue (adhesions) in the reproductive tract.
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My fasting glucose is 200 mg/dl, hbA1c is 8, was using Diabend M tab, what should I use now to correct my glucose levels?

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Endocrinology, DNB Endocrinology, MNAMS, Speciality Certificate (Endo. & Diab.) (MRCP, UK), Fellow of American College of Endocrinology (FACE)
Endocrinologist, Delhi
My fasting glucose is 200 mg/dl, hbA1c is 8, was using Diabend M tab, what should I use now to correct my glucose lev...
The reports are high as you can very well see. It implies that we have to adjust the medicines to ensure that you achieve the glycemic target of Hba1c <6.5% and fasting <100 mg/dl and 2 hour post meal blood glucose <140 mg/dl. We need to achieve a good control as you are young and we want to prevent long term damage to heart kidneys and nerves.
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I am diabetic since last 6 years and on allopathy treatment. Can I switch to homopathy.

BHMS
Homeopath, Ghaziabad
Gradually if levels are under control than start with homeopathic medicines and gradually reduce the allopathic medicines under supervision of a professional doctor. Taking care of your sugar levels
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I am diabetic patient aged 62 years. Daily I used to walk around 6 KM and taking medicine and food control. Inspite of that my sugar will be 220 and 170 Why? I understand that with walk there will be more relief for diabetics. I never talk rice daily only once in a month and thrice in a month. Morning iddlis, afternoon Chappatis, biscuits and Night also I used to take Chappatis, but stopped due to doctors advise and started taking iddlis or dosa.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am diabetic patient aged 62 years. Daily I used to walk around 6 KM and taking medicine and food control. Inspite o...
Mr. lybrate-user Moorthy, Thanks for the query. The blood glucose levels mentioned show that diabetes is not at all in control. This means either the medication being taken is inadequate or the food intake is much more than that is needed plus there is less physical activity. All these in combination are contributing to the uncontrolled high blood glucose. Following are a few of my observations: 1) Your ideal body weight should be 58.5 kgs. 2) The caloric intake has to be based on this weight (58.5 X 20 cal = 1170 calories per day). 2) This means your total food intake has to provide only this many calories in a day. 3) This means about 2 to 3 idlis in breakfast, or just 2 small dosas, lunch and dinner also have to be on the similar lines. Not more than 1 chapati or roti, a small bowl of rice, plus vegetables, salads, plus curd one cup. 4) No biscuits or any other item made of maida. To me your over all food intake is much higher than needed. Plus there has to be walking as you have been doing. If you have any doubts please come back. Thanks.
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I am 60 years diabetic man. My sugar levels are 132 fasting. Pp is 180. I am suffering pain at waist since 20 days. Uric acid is 8.3. How to reduce that pain. Please guide me.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
For the pain you can take an nsaid dicloran 1-0-1. Will need to reduce urica acid send the reports and ask privately. It is not as easy task to control blood sugar in the desired normal range. Whatever we eat is metabolized 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) 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. For sugar 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 privately with all details like your daily eating pattern and medicines you take. I assure you a proper guidance. If you keep in touch.
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Sir I am 20 I would like to know the symptoms of thyroid. Actually I lost my weight for past one year.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Sir I am 20 I would like to know the symptoms of thyroid. Actually I lost my weight for past one year.
IN HYPOTHYROIDISM:--- 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 iron medicines. Avoid bad habits . Avoid stress. Some Relax during work.go walk daily.avoid oily foods,junk foods. Do Tests T3,T4,TSH EVERY 3 TO 6 MONTHS. 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,
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I am diabetic and high blood pressure patient From last one year I am unable to sexual relation to my partner Please help.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am diabetic and high blood pressure patient
From last one year I am unable to sexual relation to my partner
Please ...
Mr. Lybrate-user, diabetes mellitus if not controlled properly affects small and large blood vessels. Erectile dysfunction (ed), is a complication due to microvascular affection. It is one of the most common condition reported in dm. If it has developed, it may be very difficult to reverse it. A strict blood sugar control is a must, plus some other medications may have to be used. So first step is try achieve fasting sugar nearer 100 mg and pp around 150 to 160 mg and hba1c <7%.
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Doctor my father uric acid is 7.9mg/dl How can he maintain that to the normal level?

BHMS
Homeopath,
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 am a 29 years male, I ws infected by thyroid previously, now its under control, my head is getting buld, what to do, if I want to take care of my hair?

MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Pathanamthitta
I am a 29 years male, I ws infected by thyroid previously, now its under control, my head is getting buld, what to do...
Hair fall is mainly due to hormonal and genetic reasons. There are no homeremedies that vil help or quick responses for it. It can definitely be controlled. It's important to eat plenty of pulses, fish, meat and milk. Drink at least two litres water everyday. Exercise regularly. Don't stress out because you don't have long hair or because your hair's falling. Avoid all forms of chemicals, hot devices and blowdryers to prevent hair damage. Massage scalp and wash twice or thrice a week. Don't overshampoo, it'll spoil hair. Don't tie up wet hair and sleep, it'll get infected. If any infections, g et it treated. A thorough blood check up is needed to eliminate autoimmune, hormonal and nutritional diseases. Apart from this, treatment may be needed in resistant cases.
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What should be the diet for the patient who has just started to show a slightly higher levels of TSH- viz 5.5. My age is 42.

BHMS, MD - Alternate Medicine
Homeopath, Nagpur
What should be the diet for the patient who has just started to show a slightly higher levels of TSH- viz 5.5. My age...
Hypothyroidism now a days is more an iodine deficiency disease, but it has become an autoimmune disease. In homoeopathy we give the medicine which makes the body generator ,an adequate thyroid level, so that gradually body resume it's original functionality which is visible through the thyroid level test time to time, and gradually you can get rid of your altroxin as well, and may be after sometime you can stop homoeopathy medicine as your thyroid level remains normal afterwards. Avoid cabbage, cauliflower, soya in food.
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Dear Doctor, I am a diabetes patient. And my sugar level both fasting and random is around 200. But I don't have any symptoms like passing urine at night time multiple times, didn't get hungry every time, tiredness. even though I have tested my all. My H1bac is around 8. Remaining all good. Please suggest me if any need to take treatment?

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
Dear Doctor, I am a diabetes patient. And my sugar level both fasting and random is around 200. But I don't have any ...
1. Your sugar level indicates confirmed diabetes. You have to take proper consultation and medicine. Kindly do not take it lightly. 2. For other tips please follow these guidelines..>> Avoid 3 big meals. Instead take small mini meals every 2/3 hours. Take green vegetables/salad with every minimeal..>> Eat whole grain food/grains like ragi, wheat, jowar, barley, instead of refined grains like maida/ sooji/ white bread, white rice etc.>> Avoid all forms of simple sugars/carbs like Colas, juices, sweets, cakes, biscuits, pizzas, noodles etc..>> Eat fruits  with low/medium GI index like apple, guava, mosambi, orange.  .>> Do at least 30-45 mins of exercise everyday. Walk for 10 mins after every meal..>> These steps can help reduce sugar levels.
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