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My father crossed 55 years daily he would like to have have whisky He's having diabetics also From last 4 months he's getting fever randomly and headache also I would like to consult a doctor about his health situation Whom should I consult.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My father crossed 55 years daily he would like to have have whisky
He's having diabetics also
From last 4 months he's...
Diabetes, often referred to by doctors as diabetes mellitus, describes a group of metabolic diseases in which the person has high blood glucose (blood sugar), either because insulin production is inadequate, or because the body's cells do not respond properly to insulin, or both. It is a difficult task to control blood sugar in the desired normal range. Whatever we eat is metabolised 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), & HbA1C (inform me) 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. There are different diet plans of varying calories for each person depending on his activity & life style. For diabetes, hypertension (high BP) and many long-term illness 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 with all details like your daily eating pattern and medicines you take. I assure you a proper guidance... if you keep in touch personally. You can consult me with all details here by Lybrate site
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Diabetes in Pregnancy - How to Tackle it?

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics & Gynecology, Fellowship in Infertility (IVF Specialist)
Gynaecologist, Aurangabad
Diabetes in Pregnancy - How to Tackle it?

Pregnancy can be a tricky time for most women, although it is not a pathological condition. One must be prepared for pregnancy with the best of health in the pre pregnancy period. This also includes women who are suffering from diabetes. The complications during pregnancy and delivery increase manifold if one has not controlled the glucose and blood sugar levels before getting pregnant. So read on to know more about coping with pregnancy if you happen to have diabetes.

Complications: Pregnancy with diabetes can cause severe complications if the blood sugar levels are not controlled properly before pregnancy. This can cause the diabetes to become even worse in the long run, with the onset of various other related ailments like kidney disease, heart disease, eye problems and more. It can also increase the risk of premature delivery, and too much birth weight of the baby as well as low glucose levels right after the baby’s birth. Further, one can also lose the baby to a miscarriage due to excessively high blood sugar levels. This can also affect the glucose and blood sugar level of the baby as the glucose passes through the body.

Related conditions: If you happen to have high blood sugar levels, then you and your baby can get affected in an adverse way. To begin with, you may come down with severe depression regarding how you will be able to manage your diabetes and pregnancy together, and also due to the implications of the condition after the birth of the baby. It can also cause a condition called Preeclampsia in which the pregnant woman’s blood pressure becomes high and too much protein starts to pass from the urine, which can also result in frequent urination and life threatening defects and problems for you and the baby. In such cases, you will have to be hospitalised and the baby will need to be delivered via a C section or a Caesarean Section.

Planning ahead: If you know that you are trying to conceive, the best way is to be fully prepared well in advance. This includes planning ahead for managing the blood sugar levels and keeping the risk of other ailments at bay. You can start by losing excessive weight and seek treatment to bring down the blood sugar levels. Exercising and watching your diet are also some good ways to ensure that your Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes is in control.

Medical Team: It is pertinent to be in touch with your medical team on a constant basis. This team should include the obstetrician and gynaecologist as well as your regular doctor to whom you can report any changes.
Keep health close to your heart when you are pregnant by taking care of all existing ailments.

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Is random sugar test in the morning before not eating anything and fasting sugar test was same or different.

MBBS
General Physician, Bangalore
Is random sugar test in the morning before not eating anything and fasting sugar test was same or different.
Namaste Madam, No, The Random sugar test, tests done through a home Glucometer, are not the same as lab FBS. The biochemical process and principle applicable for each vary. However, each of the test has its importance in properly indicating the glycaemic control achieved by the patient.
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I am 39 years old I am diabetes percent two years give me some suggestions for control my sugar level my f. F. 235 and after 200.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I will advise you to start homoeopathic treatment alongwith diabonil drops (sbl) 20 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times a day 20 minutes before meals vincetoxicum (adel) 20 dropss in 1 glass fressh water morning empty stomach eat little every 2 hrly instead of full meals report after 2 months.
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Hb is 6.4 and tsh is 8.1.she is an asthmatic too Advised for some. Injections for increasing hb is that good. Or blood transfusion is better.

BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
6.4 and 8.1 % of Hb is very low hence better than iron injections blood transfusion helps a lot. Along with that you can even consume foods more in Iron like dates, jaggery etc.
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Hi I am 40 years old. my fasting sugar level is 260 and my pp leavel is 320 my hba1c is 7. 5 my doctor adviced me glyred m and prandial m. 3 but my sugar level don't come down please recommended me some other alternate medicine. I am from tamil nadu.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda,
Strictly follow sugar free diet, morning walk, and add ayurvedic tab diabecon 2tab bd report after 10 day with fasting and pp I will advice more
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I am 35 years old and suffering from diabetes and I am taking insulin and I am having poor health. My weight is 85 kg and height 163 cm. I am always getting disease often. Pls suggest some advice.

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
I am 35 years old and suffering from diabetes and I am taking insulin and I am having poor health. My weight is 85 kg...
Hi. As per 163 cm and 85 kg.. your BMI is 31.99. It means your problems are reversible. You can be fine. You are not suffering from any external disease. You are suffering due to your own choices of foods. Find help and get rid of your food/alcohol addiction if any. Join a yoga program. Take help of a diet expert. Life is a gift... don't waste it. Take help. Take back your health.
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My glucose levels are as follows fasting-88, post lunch -195. Urine (double plus) Would you advice me to start medication .or is there any way that I can control through diet. If so suggest me the foods that I need to take.

Diploma in Diabetology, Pregnancy & Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Prevention in Diabetes ,Thyroid
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
My glucose levels are as follows
fasting-88,
post lunch -195.
Urine (double plus)
Would you advice me to start medica...
Still you can wait. Do take diabetic diet, do diabetic exercise, increase protein in your diet. Breakfast = one full plate salad then 1-2 chapati without ghee over it. Chew well and eat slowly. Similar lunch and dinner. Dinner should be 2 hour before sleep. Fruits two times noon, evening one hour before meal or two hour after meal. All fruits except mango, banana,grpes, chikoo,leechi and no fruit juices (approx 250 gm /day) green leafy vegetable preffer. More quiry ask on line.
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Hello sir/madamMujhe March 2016 se thyroid h aur joki continue badta ja raha h jiski wajah se mein pregnancy k try karne k liye doctor k ha ka wait kar rahi hu magar thyroid stable n h ho pa raha h. Is time mujhe 17.5 h. Jiski liye mein 100 mg k tab le rahi hu. Pls aap advise kare aur bataye ki kaise thyroid stable kiya jaaye aur pregnancy k liye aur healthy baby k liye sahi time kab hoga.

MBBS, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
Thyroid hormone is needed during organogenesis and plays vital role in IQ and brain development. It is advisable to keep TSH below 2.5 before and through out pregnancy for optimal brain development of baby. You may require to increase Thyroxine dose. Get your Free T4 and anti TPO test done and consult any diabetologist or endocrinologist for further management.
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Hi sir, i am 29 years old. Please tell me thyroid the patient can not be a baby? thyroid the patient can not be a baby?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Hi sir, i am 29 years old. Please tell me thyroid the patient can not be a baby? thyroid the patient can not be a baby?
thyroid affect pregnancy..do all pre-pregnancy tests and consult. 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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Hello doctor I am 30 years age I am suffering type 2 diabetes .is there a permanent cure for this.

MBBS, MD, FAIIDR
Diabetologist, Vadodara
Hello doctor I am 30 years age I am suffering type 2 diabetes .is there a permanent cure for this.
With lifestyle modification, proper diet and regular exercise, in 30% of cases patients can control their diabetes without any medicines. There are no shortcuts for curing diabetes. Stem cell therapy has shown some promising results, but still it is in research phase. Metabolic surgery, again has shown some promising results in curing type 2 diabetes, but you should consult good metabolic surgeon for that.
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My thyroid TSH level is 7 is it required to start taking medicines for maintaining healthy thyroid level?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Hello, TSH level 7 mU/L, is considered sub-clinical hypothyroidism. Treatment is advised only after TSH goes over 10 mU/L. Now at this level one needs to take precautions like avoiding soy beans, soy containing product, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, radish, mustard, peanuts and coffee. Plus consume more of green leafy vegetables, salads and fruits. Always use whole grain flour for chapati and roti. Avoid bakery products and other items made of maida. Exercise regularly to maintain normal weight and take a balanced diet providing exact calories based on ideal body weight and extent of daily physical activity. Plus check your TSh level at least once in 3 to 4 months. Thanks.
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I have thyroid but recent test showed only 1.98 TSH. Despite every day one hour of vigorous swimming I am gaining weight and bloating so much all the time, go to pass stool twice thrice to feel more comfortable. Kindly advise.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
I have thyroid but recent test showed only 1.98 TSH. Despite every day one hour of vigorous swimming I am gaining wei...
Take tab rekool d once daily at 8 am and Pay close attention to your food choice. ·        Eat less carbohydrate food sources like chapatti, rice, noodles, pasta, bread etc as they help in gaining weight and storing fat. ·        While having lunch or dinner eat vegetables and dal to fill your stomach rather eating lots of chapattis or rice. ·        Have a healthy breakfast like poha, idli, upma, plain dosa, oats, dalia or khichdi with vegetables. ·        Eat a balance diet including good quality proteins like: fish, lean chicken and eggs. If you are a vegetarian then include skimmed milk, low fat paneer, butter milk, soy bean or soy milk in your diet. ·        Avoid ghee, butter or vanaspati. Prepare your diet with vegetable oil like sunflower, safflower soybean or olive oil. ·        Eat plenty of salads. ·        Eat fresh fruits including apple, orange, pineapple, papaya, sweet lime, berries, guava, watermelon, mask melon etc. ·        Avoid eating outside junk and fried foods like pizza, pasta, roll, burgers, cakes, chocolates and cookies. ·        Have an early dinner. The earlier the better, giving your system more time to digest the food. ·        Avoid cold drinks/alcohol as they add empty calories to your diet. ·        Avoid fat enriched milk products like cheese, sweets, full fat cream etc. ·        Drink 3 liters of water in a day. ·        Try to have less sugar in food and beverages. ·        Try to drink 2 cups of green tea in a day as green tea helps in weight loss by aiding digestion. ·        Avoid red meat like mutton, beef, lamb or pork. ·        Eat sprouts or roasted chana, whenever you feel hungry.
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I use to take thyrox 50 for my overactive thyroid. Now my tsh is 4.33, should I continue taking the medicine?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I use to take thyrox 50 for my overactive thyroid. Now my tsh is 4.33, should I continue taking the medicine?
Lybrate-user, your tsh level of 4.03 milli units/l is good, shows hypothyroidism is in good control. There is no need to reduce the dose, because on treatment to achieve good control tsh should be between 3 to 4 milli units. In addition continue to follow a proper restricted diet avoiding foods that affect thyroxine action ; like soy beans, soy containing products and cabbage, cauliflower, radish, broccoli, peanuts, mustard and coffee. Plus use whole grain flours for roti and chapati. Consume good deal of green leafy vegetables and fruits. Always use iodinated salt. Check tsh values once in 6 months or so. Thanks.
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How Homeopathy Can Help Treat Diabetes?

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
How Homeopathy Can Help Treat Diabetes?

Diabetes mellitus is a chronic condition wherein the body doesn’t metabolise sugar properly. Insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas, is responsible for carrying the sugar or glucose, from the bloodstream to the individual cells. When the pancreas fails to produce insulin, glucose builds up in your bloodstream and enters your urine. Homeopathy focuses on the overall health of the individual. Homeopathic medicines for diabetes include:

  1. Abroma Augusta: This homeopathic medicine is best for diabetics who have weak muscles, increased appetites and frequent urination.
  2. Phosphorus: If symptoms include weak vision, Phosphorus is the best remedy for it.
  3. Syzygium Jambolanum: This is one of the best homeopathic remedies for diabetes mellitus. It acts efficiently and promptly in lowering sugar levels.
  4. Phosphoric acid: If you feel exhausted or weak all the time, either physically or mentally, then Phosphoric acid is beneficial. Weak memory, forgetfulness and numb feet are also treated with Phosphoric acid.
  5. Gymnema Sylvestre: Sometimes, diabetics drastically lose weight and have low energy levels. Gymnema Sylvestre is an excellent remedy for such symptoms.

Sometimes one or more homeopathic medicines may be combined to treat symptoms. Some common combinations include:

  1. Lachesis, Arnica, Belladonna and Phosphorus are combined in a treatment to treat retinopathy, which is damage to the eyes caused by diabetes.
  2. Serum Anguillae, Arsenic Album and Lycopodium are used together to treat kidney damage (nephropathy) in diabetics.
  3. Helonias, Sulphur and Phosphoric acid are taken to deal with neuropathy or nerve problems such as numbness in feet and hands.
  4. Syzygium Jambolanum is combined with Secale Cornutum to treat skin ulcers, which is a common problem among diabetics.
  5. For people suffering from constipation due to diabetes, Natrum Sulph, Defloratum and Carlsbad are the best medicines.
  6. To improve weak memory, Phosphoric acid, Nux Vom and Kali Phos are the best remedies for diabetics.
  7. Sometimes diabetics complain of extreme, incapacitating weakness.

To improve energy and boost overall health, Carbo Veg, Phosphoric acid, Phosphorus and Arsenic Album are recommended. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a homeopath.

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My mother is suffering from diabetes for the past 5-6 years. But in the recent times from Jan 2017 onwards her weight is decreasing drastically. Previous week her haemoglobin was 7.6%.Please help us.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My mother is suffering from diabetes for the past 5-6 years. But in the recent times from Jan 2017 onwards her weight...
Hello, Thanks for the query. If diabetes (blood glucose) is not in control and if patient has high blood glucose, then a considerable glucose is lost through urine (glycosuria), this can cause severe tiredness and weight loss. It is necessary to maintain FBG <100 mg, PP 150 to 170 mg & HbA1c%<6.8. Then all the related symptoms can be in control. As regards the low hemoglobin (7.6 g%, that too is too low. This can also contribute to feeling weak and tired, plus to weight loss. She needs immediate correction of her Hb level, either by giving packed cells (RBCs), or Iron Injections plus oral supplements. Also investigations have to be done to find out is there any cause for iron loss or is there any bleeding problem. So better to visit your local good hospital and get the treatment. Thanks.
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I am a diabetes patient. My blood sugar levels are 140/220 Fasting and post lunch. I Consume whiskey almost every alternate day. 3 pegs of 60 ml. I do not exercise at all. Find difficulty in walking even for few metres. Can't balance myself. Always have a fear of falling. Specially on very smooth surfaces and uneven surfaces.

Practical Course in Diabetology, POST GRADUATE COURSE IN DIABETOLOGY, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Jammu
I am a diabetes patient. My blood sugar levels are 140/220 Fasting and post lunch. I Consume whiskey almost every alt...
Control diabetes strictly and take multivitamin cap regularly which contain alpha lipoic acid and vitamin. B12.
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I have diabetes? Please tell me symptoms of this diabetes? How we can overcome from this disease?

MSc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
I have diabetes? Please tell me symptoms of this diabetes? How we can overcome from this disease?
There are several means to gain control over your diabetes. Few of them as below: 1. Eating at regular intervals 2. Avoiding foods high in processed and invisible sugar 3. Good sleep hygiene 4. Consistent workouts.
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Hello doctor I am 31 year male for Delhi and my height is 5.8 and weight is 88 kg and recently I have done my checkup and I found that my uric acid level is 9.9 and in routine I am consuming home food only but in my home I eat little bit oily and tadka dal type food and I have also a over weight problem. I am also consuming some Ayurveda tablets of Himalaya for general energy like ashwagandha and Shilajit. My office job is also a setting job. So I want to know from you that my uric acid is increase due to my weight and imbalance diet or it is increased due to Ayurvedic medicine what is the reason of increase of Uric Acid. Should I not consuming the Ayurvedic medicine which is for my General Weakness and Energy.

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
Hello doctor I am 31 year male for Delhi and my height is 5.8 and weight is 88 kg and recently I have done my checkup...
Normal Uric acid levels are 2.4-6.0 mg/dL (female) and 3.4-7.0 mg/dL (male) Some diets that are rich in purine end up causing an increased production of uric acid. In other cases, it may be due to a completely sedentary lifestyle. Less intake of water also may be to blame in some cases as water plays an important role in washing out the excess of the uric acid. Regular usage of some medicines also cause the uric acid levels to rise. Another important factor is being overweight as obese people are much more likely to get gout as compared to those who have normal weight. It is a tragedy of the modern world that the superior advertising and marketing power of the allopathic system of medicine has eclipsed the good and genuine work of Homeopathy. This is largely because Homeopathic system of medicine cannot compete with the money power of Allopathy. Just because allopathy does not have any cure for gout, patients tend to think that there is no cure for gout at all. People are not aware of the great work that Homeopathy can do in the cure of gout. I cannot stress enough here that homeopathic medicines are pretty effective at curing the acute as well as the chronic gout You can easily take an online consultation for further treatment guidance
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