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Dr. Pradeep Selvaraj

MBBS

Endocrinologist, Chennai

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Dr. Pradeep Selvaraj is a popular Endocrinologist in Egmore, Chennai. He is a MBBS. He is currently practising at Dr.A.Ramachandranââ?¬â?¢s Diabetes Hospitals - Egmore in Egmore, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Pradeep Selvaraj on Lybrate.com.

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Hi, I have thyroid and we are planning baby I had periods since last month but I have a bought weather I am pregnant or not cause i'm feeling drowsy these days and even I am getting vomiting sensation these days I got my last periods on 28th of last month and it lasted till 31st.

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Hi, I have thyroid and we are planning baby I had periods since last month but I have a bought weather I am pregnant ...
Hello, Lybrate user, If, you had a regular period on 28 August, possibility of your being pragnant is very less, however,U should go for home pregnancy test to confirm the fact. Your symptoms might be due to gastric disorder or out of stress. It might be due to thyroidism. Menstrual disorder is caused due to stress, anxiety,depression, malnutrition,anaemia, over exertion, Pcod, thyroidism ,results in ,delayed, painful,excess & frequent blood flow during menstruation. * Tk, plenty of water to hydrate yourself ,to eliminate toxins & to dilute your blood to establish your flow by regulating metabolism to absorb neutrients to nourish your body. * go for meditation to reduce your stress, anxiety to calm your nerve to ease your stress, improving Oxygen volume in blood in order, to establish your smooth flow, improving haemoglobin level. * your diet be simple, non- irritant, easily digestible on time to maintain your digestion, avoiding gastric disorder. * Tk, Apple, carrots,cheese, milk,banana, papaya, pomegranate, spinach,almonds, walnuts to improve your haemoglobin to release your flow, timely. * Tk, Homoeo medicine, gentle & rapid in action with no adverse effect, thereof. @ Pulsatilla 200-6 pills, thrice. * Ensure, sound sleep in d night for at least 7 hrs. * Avoid, caffiene,junkfood, dust,smoke, exertion > Your feedback will highly b appreciated for further, follow up. Tk,care,

I am 20 years old female and my hairs are getting white with lot of splits ends. I am using l'oreal Paris Total repair shampoo with its conditioner. My hairs are thin n straight long. Washing hairs only once a week. I am a thyroid patient. But it is normal always. I maintain it. But what about hairs. please suggest me some steps that I should do or follow daily or anything that can fix my hairs problem. please reply me as soon as possible.

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I am 20 years old female and my hairs are getting white with lot of splits ends. I am using l'oreal Paris Total repai...
Premature greying of hair can be due to stress, smoking, nutritional deficiency, thyroid disorder, chemical use over hair etc. but most important cause is hereditary factor. As such nothing much can be done for premature greying esp if it is hereditary or familial. The hair that has turned white would remain so but its progression can be prevented to some extent by taking hair supplements containing calcium pantothenate and PABA. For the same you may take tablet follihair one daily. Food rich in proteins (like sprouts, lentils, soy products), vitamin A and B like whole wheat products, green leafy vegetables, carrots, yellow and orange fruits like mangoes, papayas, nuts like sunflower seeds, walnuts, sesame seeds provide minerals like copper which are essential for maintaining hair pigment. Hope that answers your query. Feel free to write back if having any doubts. Regards

Hi. Mam I'm 36 years old I have started with ivf treatment. I have hypothyroidism for which I take levothyroxine 100 mcg every day, & I also have pcos problem for which I haven't taken any medicine, I want to know as my periods started on 11th Sep but bleeding is very light it happens & I took Provera 5 mcg twice a day for 7 days then after 12dys I got period having Provera & my last period I got in July twice for 7 days with 1 week gap, so I'm worried is it... OK this present period.

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Hi. Mam I'm 36 years old I have started with ivf treatment. I have hypothyroidism for which I take levothyroxine 100 ...
Basically, ur all complaints are related to harmonal imbalance.&anyway, u r taking medicines for Thyroid problem, but as already u r under IVF T/t, these all will be followed by ur Gynaec, Just take her suggestion regarding ur complaints,that will help her to assess well regarding the fllow up T/t.

I am 80+ year old. I am suffering from t2 diabetes for last 15 years. How do doctors prescribe medicines? is there any co-relation between fasting & pp sugar reading and medicines prescribed. Currently I am onmetformin 500mg+2mg glimiperide before lunch and before dinner. My average fasting sugar currently is 100 and pp is 149. Is the dose correct? can it be reduced?

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General Physician
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Your sugar levels are very well controlled. Please make sure you don't get hypoglycemic episodes otherwise dose adjustment has to be done.

I am 45 years old, my pp sugar is 215 and fasting sugar is 110 on 18-03-15 and height is 174 cm, weight. Kindly advice me.

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Start walking, strictly sugar free diet consult after 15 day with fasting sugar, pp, and hb1c report. Thanks.

My fasting blood sugar is 310 nd today and RBS recorded yesterday at 10 pm was 139. Taking Tab ZiglimM2 in morning and Tab Glyciphage in evening. Sir/Madam Can you pl suggest me new medicine. Thank you.

Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
General Physician
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My fasting blood sugar is 310 nd today and RBS recorded yesterday at 10 pm was 139. Taking Tab ZiglimM2 in morning an...
Your fasting sugar is out of order and rbs is fine, what is your hba1c, any way you have 2 options either increase dose of metformin in eve or better option is to have basal insulin at night.

My wife , aged 26 was recently diagonised with Diabeties Type 2. Her family history has diabetes. But never expected that she would get it so soon. Her lifestyle is a normal one. Good sleep, regular home cooked food, rare junk food, no alcohol and physically fit. Almost at the same time of the diagnosis we observed stretch marks on her thighs and shoulders. They were almost overnight. Is this diabetes or anything else that's causing this?

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Whenever we detect diabetes in young people, it's usually of type 1. Another possibility is an increased steroid levels in the body(called cushing's syndrome) which could explain the stretch marks and diabetes. I recommend you to consult a endocrinologist.

How to reduce sugar level.?

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Endocrinologist
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How to reduce sugar level.?
If some has diabetes, then first thing is to take proper medication as prescribed, secondly follow a strict life style modification, which means - exercise regularly for more than one hour a day, avoid sweets, sugar, deep fried foods and maintain weight within normal limits for height. Plus no smoking and alcohol. If these guide lines are followed sugar control is achievable.

I am 57 years old male and diabetic for two years and is under fair control by taking 2 mg Glucoryl mv2 in the morning, also hypothyroid for last 16 years but under control with weight averagely 90 kg. Also my Uric Acid is slightly above the limit. Kindly suggest a fair diet.

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I am 57 years old male and diabetic for two years and is under fair control by taking 2 mg Glucoryl mv2 in the mornin...
U take thin dal ok. Take low calorie high protein low sodium diet. Don't take coffee. Don't drink water immediately after meal. 10-12 glass water you can take.

I am diabetic and 35 years old, suffering since 11 years old. Kindly guide me for diet plan to get rid of this.

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician
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I am diabetic and 35 years old, suffering since 11 years old. Kindly guide me for diet plan to get rid of this.
Avoid sweet and sweet product. Avoid packed fruit juice etc. you can consult good dietician for detail list and choice.

What is a best treatment for the diabetes patient for diabetes type two, insulin is a best ya other is good medicine?

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What is a best treatment for the diabetes patient for diabetes type two, insulin is a best ya other is good medicine?
Mr. Lybrate-user, diabetes mellitus occurs (t2) either due to lack of insulin or resistance to its action or both. In t1 there is total absence of insulin, beta cells of islets of langerhans in pancreas do not secrete any insulin. Since main reason is insulin deficiency, best drug for treatment is insulin. However, in t2 initially metformin is used, which helps in reducing resistance to insulin action and also helps in weight reduction. Then other drugs known as secretogogues (insulin secretion stimulators) are used. If diabetes is very severe with very high blood sugar levels and hba1c% >9, then insulin is preferred. So it depends on individual case and needs of each patient. There are multiple choices now, recent addition to treatment has been sglt-2 inhibitors, which act independent of insulin.

She has thyroid. What are the possible treatments for thyroid?

MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
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She has thyroid. What are the possible treatments for thyroid?
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 can help,

I am 57 year old women, as I am having diabetes blood to the left leg not circulating properly due to which swelling occurs and pains, soy question is how to get rid out of this?

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General Physician
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I am 57 year old women, as I am having diabetes blood to the left leg not circulating properly due to which swelling ...
1. Do regular exercise for 30 minutes daily like brisk walking 2. Reduce weight if overweight 3. Control diet a) avoid sweets, sugar/honey, full cream milk, milk product excess calorie and carbohydrate rich diet like white bread, cereal, rice, pasta b) avoid all refined food like maida, pasta, starchy food like rice, potato, bakery item, processed food, c) include more fiber like pulse, green leafy vegetable, cucumber, tomato, legume. D) avoid sweetened fruit like banana, mango, litchi, chickoo, grape etc. Can have fruits like guava, pineapple, papaya, orange, mousambi, strawberry, watermelon, pomegranate, a handful of walnut daily (akhrot) e) avoid white/polished rice, take unpolished rice like brown rice/wheat/jowar/ragi, moong and chana dal. F) avoid ghee/ butter./coconut oil/excess salt intake like papad/pickle. G) avoid red meat. Take fish/chicken. H) avoid alcohol and carbonated drinks like soft drink 4. Adhere to a strict diabetic diet by consulting dietitian 5. Monitor your fasting, pp blood sugars monthly and hba1c six monthly.

Obesity and Diabetes

MBBS, Diploma in Diabetology, DDM, CCACCD
Diabetologist
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Diabetes is a complex group of diseases with a variety of causes. People with diabetes have high blood glucose, also called high blood sugar or hyperglycemia.

Diabetes is a disorder of metabolism, the way the body uses digested food for energy. The digestive tract breaks down carbohydrates, sugars and starches found in many foods, into glucose, a form of sugar that enters the bloodstream. Diabetes develops when the body doesn't make enough insulin or is not able to use insulin effectively, or both.

The two main types of diabetes are:

Type 1 diabetes: type 1 diabetes typically occurs in children and young adults, though it can appear at any age. In the past, type 1 diabetes was called juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus.

Heredity plays an important part in determining who is likely to develop type 1 diabetes. Genes are passed down from biological parent to child.

Type 2 diabetes: type 2 diabetes develops most often in middle-aged and older people who are also overweight or obese. The disease, once rare in youth, is becoming more common in overweight and obese children and adolescents. Type 2 diabetes is caused by a combination of factors, including insulin resistance, a condition in which the body's muscle, fat, and liver cells do not use insulin effectively.

Physical inactivity, obesity, and diabetes-

Physical inactivity and obesity are strongly associated with the development of type 2 diabetes. People who are genetically susceptible to type 2 diabetes are more vulnerable when these risk factors are present. About 80 percent of people with type 2 diabetes are overweight or obese.

An imbalance between caloric intake and physical activity can lead to obesity, which causes insulin resistance and is common in people with type 2 diabetes. Central obesity, in which a person has excess abdominal fat, is a major risk factor not only for insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes but also for heart and blood vessel disease, also called cardiovascular disease (cvd). This excess belly fat produces hormones and other substances that can cause harmful, chronic effects in the body such as damage to blood vessels.

So, measuring your waist is a quick way of assessing your diabetes risk. This is a measure of abdominal obesity, which is a particularly high-risk form of obesity. Women have a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes if their waist measures 80cm (31.5 inches) or more. Asian men with a waist size of 89cm (35 inches) or more have a higher risk, as do white or black men with a waist size of 94cm (37 inches) or more.

Simple steps to lower your risk-

Making a few lifestyle changes can dramatically lower the chances of developing type 2 diabetes. The same changes can also lower the chances of developing heart disease and other life taking cancers.

1. Control your weight:

Being overweight increases the chances of developing type 2 diabetes seven-fold. Being obese makes you 20 to 40 times more likely to develop diabetes than someone with a healthy weight. Losing weight can help if your weight is above the healthy-weight range. Check your bmi. Losing 7 to 10 percent of your current weight can cut your chances of developing type 2 diabetes in half.

2. Get moving and turn off the television:

Inactivity promotes type 2 diabetes. Working your muscles more often and making them work harder improves their ability to use insulin and absorb glucose. This puts less stress on your insulin-making cells.

3. Tune up your diet:

Four dietary changes can have a big impact on the risk of type 2 diabetes-

A. Choose whole grains and whole grain products over highly processed carbohydrates.

B. Skip the sugary drinks, and choose water, coffee, or tea instead.

C. Choose good fats instead of bad fats.

D. Limit red meat and avoid processed meat; choose nuts, whole grains, poultry, or fish instead.

If you are already suffering from diabetes, then do take a walk everyday and adopt healthy eating habits. Along with that relieve your stress and take proper doses of insulin or medications as prescribed by your doctor.
Obesity and Diabetes

I take Amyril 1mgx2 for diabetics but my PP blood sugar is in the range 180-230, Fasting is within 95-110. Do I need to change medicine?

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I take Amyril 1mgx2 for diabetics but my PP blood sugar is in the range 180-230, Fasting is within 95-110. Do I need ...
yes you need to add tablet metformin as the sugar levels are high .dose can be told only after knowing your body weight

I am 44 diabetic with 250 and 340 recommended fruits and how to reduce blood sugar.

Diploma in homeopathy, B. Sc
Homeopath
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I am 44 diabetic with 250 and 340 recommended fruits and how to reduce blood sugar.
Light exercise twice a day. Take homeo remedy - gymn. Mt; syzyg mt, ceph mt. 6 drops of each in qrtr glass water four times a day.

Diabetes and Dental Health

Diploma In Cosmetic Dentistry, Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist
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Diabetes is a degenerative disease, which affects your metabolism. As a result of metabolic irregularities, every part of the body is affected. The following are early indications of untreated diabetes:

-Increased thirst
-Increased urination
-Increased hunger

In addition to the ones above, the following are associated symptoms:

-Blurred vision
-Headache
-Fatigue
-Slow healing of cuts
-Itchy skin

How can diabetes affect your mouth?

-Diabetes increases the risk of infections and delayed regeneration of damaged/ dead cells. As a result, fungal infections like thrush may develop in your mouth.
-Because of poor healing of wounds as a result of diabetes, extensive gum damage may occur.
-Periodontitis is a severe effect of diabetes in which your gums begin to move away from your teeth, leading to a formation of pockets between your gums and teeth, which fill up with pus and germs. The damage can be stopped only with gum surgery and removal of affected teeth.

Prevention

The single most effective way to prevent damage to your teeth is to actively control blood sugar content by regularly taking medicines and following a healthy diet recommended by your doctor. Common methods of dental protection go a long way to help prevent oral problems because of diabetes. These include:

-Brush thoroughly and carefully after every meal (wait 30 minutes for food acids to neutralize, and then brush as this helps in effective cleaning)
-Use non-alcoholic mouthwash to treat dry mouth and disinfect the oral cavity
-Floss at least once everyday
-Use a soft bristled toothbrush
-Remove your dentures and clean them regularly. Do not sleep putting them on
-Quit smoking, chewing tobacco and chewing gums with sugar in them
Diabetes and Dental Health

I'm male 22 recently diagnosed as hypothyroidism. What food precautions should I take?

MBBS, FCGP, DRM, FEBNM (Europe)
Nuclear Medicine Physician
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I'm male 22 recently diagnosed as hypothyroidism. What food precautions should I take?
Your complaint is too short. You need to be little more elaborative to understand your complete problem without which expert suggestion is not possible.

I am 55 years, I have hypothyroid since 1975, I take eltroxin 100 daily, but from last two month I had 10.15 urid acid, what should I do. Reply me. Thanks.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist
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I am 55 years, I have hypothyroid since 1975, I take eltroxin 100 daily, but from last two month I had 10.15 urid aci...
you should be avoid bad habits . Avoid stress. Some Relax during work. Drink more water, high-carbohydrate foods such as potatoes, rice, pasta and bread. You can take 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. 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. Tests every 3 to 6 months. for uric acid you can take tab. zyloric 100 mg once a day.
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