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Dr. Praveen Agarwal

Endocrinologist, Chennai

400 at clinic
Dr. Praveen Agarwal Endocrinologist, Chennai
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Dr. Praveen Agarwal is a trusted Endocrinologist in Mandaveli, Chennai. He is currently associated with Sri Ranga Nursing Home in Mandaveli, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Praveen Agarwal on Lybrate.com.

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Hi, am 28 years old and I am hypothyroid and daily am taking 150 mcg tyronorm tablets. Even my mother is a hypothyroid patient. But am totally fine and don? t have complications with my hypothyroid. I got married a year before and ma wife is currently carrying (4 months). So would like to know would my kid also could get hypothyroid in future. Because I suspect me getting hypothyroid was genetic and I inherited the disease from my mother. Also would like to inform that my wife is totally healthy and do not have any complications.

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Hi, am 28 years old and I am hypothyroid and daily am taking 150 mcg tyronorm tablets. Even my mother is a hypothyroi...
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.

I am 52 years old and got iodine treatment for killing thyroid glands 3 years ago and taking thyronorm 150mg daily. My hdl level is low 24 only. I have family history of heart disease of blockage of arteries. What should I do to increase hdl and avoid dyslipidemia/heart attacks.

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I am 52 years old and got iodine treatment for killing thyroid glands 3 years ago and taking thyronorm 150mg daily. M...
You need to follow some lifestyle related advice and some specific diet. Take high fibre, low fat, low oil diet. Consult in private on Lybrate or personally with information about your main complains, lifestyle, lab results and diet for detailed advice.

Recently my dad was diagnosed with diabetes with glucose level 262 mg/ dl. What are possible remedies.

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Recently my dad was diagnosed with diabetes with glucose level 262 mg/ dl. What are possible remedies.
1) have regular meals. Divide your meals into 5 to 6 times. 2) one teaspoon of methi seeds soaked overnight in 100 ml of water is very effective in controlling diabetes 3) good fats such as omega-3 and monounsaturated fats (mufa) should be consumed as they are good for the body. 4) diet should be high in fiber. Let whole grain cereals & flour, salad vegetables, green leafy vegetables & fruits be an integral part of your meals.

I am 18 years old and I am suffering from diabetes. Is there any possibility to completely cure diabetes in this age.

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I am 18 years old and I am suffering from diabetes. Is there any possibility to completely cure diabetes in this age.
Hi, There has been no successful treatment found yet to completely cure a patient of Diabetes. But with good diet, exercise and medication it can be controlled optimally. Good diabetic control leads to less complications of heart, nerves, eyes, kidneys etc. In your case, you are suffering with Type 1 diabetes. Your pancreas are not producing insulin. Hence only option is to give insulin from outside. Stopping your insulin injections will lead to devastating effects, so please continue with your insulin injections and be brave to face the challenges of your condition. I wish you good luck Thank you.

How thyroid happens?

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Do you mean hypothyroidism? this happens because of the deficient functioning of thyroid gland leading to reduced production of thyroxine. Some times this happens because iodine deficiency in the diet. That is why in india iodinated salt is marketed.

Before my tsh value is 7.61, I used 50 mg dose of thyronorm tablet, now its came 4.5. Whats the dose should I follow?

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Before my tsh value is 7.61, I used 50 mg dose of thyronorm tablet, now its came 4.5. Whats the dose should I follow?
continue your thyronorm . 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. 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, go for walk. avoid oily foods,junk foods, go for walk. Do Tests every 3 to 6 months. And consult doctor on time.

I am 18 years old female I have throat problem since two months I can not speak clearly nasal voice also produces difficulty in swallowing doctor advice me to avoid aminoglycosides gentamycin amikacin n streptomycin ans ciplox norflox and tetracycline why? Ct scan t3 t4 tsh all tests are normal.

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I am 18 years old female I have throat problem since two months I can not speak clearly nasal voice also produces dif...
The best and the most common home remedy for tonsillitis is to gargle with warm salt water. The warm water will have a soothing effect and the salt will help kill the virus or bacteria. Plus, salt helps reduce inflammation, giving you instant relief. Mix one teaspoon of table salt in a cup of warm water. Gargle with the solution. Do not swallow it. Spit the water out after gargling. Repeat this as often as possible for speedy recovery.

I am taking feburic40 for the last 4 years for controlling Uric acid. I want to switch to an Ayurvedic medicine instead. Can you suggest.

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I am taking feburic40 for the last 4 years for controlling Uric acid. I want to switch to an Ayurvedic medicine inste...
I am giving you brief idea about high uric acid diet - drink plenty of fluid esp water take low fat dairy product consume complex carbohydrate reduce saturated fat consumption avoid fish/ meat/ poultry avoid eatable sweetened avoid alcohol further treatment and medicine can be suggested after seeing your latest uric acid report.

My father is suffering with sugar for last 6 years. He suffer also muscle pain. His energy level is also low. So tell me how to cure his muscle pain? Can you suggest what should be done?

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My father is suffering with sugar for last 6 years. He suffer also muscle pain. His energy level is also low. So tell...
Hello lybrate-user, firstly find out the reason for muscle pain and which body part. As age increases oyur muscle mass reduces. So diet should be sufficient in proteins. Some flexibilty exercises will also help like yoga. Make sure he does not get hypoglycemic due to total sugar avoiding. Let me know if you want further consultation.

The new drug invokana has come into the market for type 2 diabetic. The basic role of the drug is to block the re absorption of sugar, segregated by kidney, again in the blood stream. This sugar along with other important ingredients are then flushed out though urine. My question is do the patient requires any supplement for the loss of other ingredients which are necessary for body balance?

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The new drug invokana has come into the market for type 2 diabetic. The basic role of the drug is to block the re abs...
The drug canagliflozin (invokana) acts on sgl2 receptors in the kidney and prevents reabsorption of glucose from kidney and reduces blood sugar. In this action there is no additional effect on other substances that are excreted by kidney. There is no excess loss of any otherelctrolyr by the action of canagliflozin.

How Diabetes Affects Kidneys: Diabetic Nephropathy Dialysis

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Each tiny action we commit involves the risk of a condition, disease or disorder. For instance, sneezing a bit too hard can rupture an eye vessel, or having your face right up against the wind in a moving bus can expose you to germs. Diabetes is as prevalent as common cold in every household and there is no end to the list of causes that can make you suffer from it. While regular check-ups, medications, insulin shots can help you cope, there are certain measures that if followed, can enable you to avoid the risk of secondary yet fatal diseases. Diabetic nephropathy is one such condition. When kidney is affected to the extent that it cannot perform its functions (like excretion of wastes in urine, filtering blood from waste, maintaining electrolyte balance, etc.) properly, it is called as nephropathy. The reason behind kidney damage could be many, but if diabetes is the prime cause, it is known as diabetic nephropathy in medical terms.

A few features of this disorder are as follows

1. The kidneys comprise of several small blood vessels, which perform the function of sifting waste from your blood. Diabetes at an advanced stage can impede smooth functioning of these vessels. As a result, the kidneys malfunction or a person faces kidney failure.

2. Nephropathy brings along some other health issues as well. A person's blood pressure may increase as a result, thus making him or her prone to heart attacks and strokes. Sharp rise in cholesterol and triglyceride levels has also been noticed.

3. A doctor will check for the presence of a protein called albumin in the patient's urine to know if you suffer from nephropathy or not. Other tests to determine the functioning of kidneys are - s. Creatinine, egfr, albumin/creatinine ratio (acr), 24 hour urine protein, renal function tests, etc. A diabetic person should therefore go in for yearly tests.

In a given situation such as this, dialysis or kidney transplant comes to your aid. Both are done when kidney functions are irreversibly damaged. Dialysis can be of two kinds; hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis. Dialysis (also called as renal replacement therapy) remedies kidney damage and kidney failure by using a machine to extract salts, wastes and other fluids in excess from the blood to let your blood have a healthy composition. Dialysis should only be done under the supervision of an experienced nephrologist for best results.
How Diabetes Affects Kidneys: Diabetic Nephropathy Dialysis

My mother is diabetic and is facing issue of frozen shoulder from six months, she is unable to perform her left shoulder movement effectively. Kindly suggest some remedies.

Diploma in Diabetology, P.G. Diploma in Health Science (Diabetology), Certificate Course in Evidence based Diabetes Management -, MBBS
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My mother is diabetic and is facing issue of frozen shoulder from six months, she is unable to perform her left shoul...
Dear lybrate-user, I appreciate your care towards your mother. Frozen shoulder is a very common complication of diabetes and affects females more than males. It is because of deposition of glucose and proteins in shoulder capsule which is also called adhesive capsulitis which is seen as self limiting but painful condition which is treated by 1) good control of blood sugar 2) physiotherapy when it is not very painful 3) pain relievers, vit d and calcium. Already she has gone thru 6 months. Please be patient as she'll surely come out of it in next few days.

Hello sir, I am suffering from hypothyroid (28.14) I am lean and thin. Weight: 61kg height: 168cm facing problem in stairs, running, now walking as well.

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Hello sir, I am suffering from hypothyroid (28.14) I am lean and thin.
Weight: 61kg
height: 168cm
facing problem in s...
Pl. Get your t3, & t4 done also anti tpo antibodies. You need to start with the thyroid medication after advise from your doctor.

How can control the diabetes and blood presure?

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Endocrinologist
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How can control the diabetes and blood presure?
You need to take suitable medicine for diabetes and blood pressure control along with salt, oil, sugar, jeggary restrictions in your diet. Eat nutritious food with complex carbohydrates, lots fiber in form of vegetables fruits, sprouts, nuts in your diet with regular exercise 30 to 45 minutes- walking,/gym,/sports activity/yoga.

I have thyroid problem from 3 years, I have a boll like swelling near neck reason for this problem what I should do?

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Manishaji, By saying "thyroid problem" are referring to hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism? Are you on thyroxine tablets? Is your weight constant or increasing over last few months? What is current thyroid assay result? Please provide answers to these queries. Plus is the swelling related to thyroid gland that is it on the gland? Please inform. Then I will be able to provide some guidance.

My sister having pcos (26 years) and have hypothyroidism, does hypothyroidism causes birth of disable children?

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My sister having pcos (26 years) and have hypothyroidism, does hypothyroidism causes birth of disable children?
Hello lybrate user, thanks for writing, yes hypothyroidism can cause birth problem in child. If you want permanent cure for pcod ancient hypothyroidism take our research oriented homeopathic medicines for assures results. Tips for your sister, 1. Drink 10 glass water per day. 2. Avoid soybean, cabbage, broccoli. 3. Avoid stress. 4. Eat plenty vegetable and fruits.

Am suffering from diabetes from last three years, am also patient of hypertension, joint pain in my knees, I want medicine,

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General Physician
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Am suffering from diabetes from last three years, am also patient of hypertension, joint pain in my knees, I want med...
In a known case of diabetic we need to control sugar levels with medication, aerobic exercise and following a diabetic diet and for pain take tablet paracetamol 650 mg and for bp and diabetes medication we have to have the value along with symptoms.

I am a 47 yr old male and have diabetes for last 8 months. What should I do?

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Get sugar levels checked fasting ad well as pp of same day & not from glucometer directly from lab. Reply with reports by click on private. I will prescribe accordingly. Sugar free diet should be followed

What are the food habits does a diabetes patient should follow in his life. So that he can overcome diabetes.

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What are the food habits does a diabetes patient should follow in his life. So that he can overcome diabetes.
take low sweet diet,low salt diet,low fat diet. regular physical work, go morning walk, do regular checkup for blood sugar... change you life style..

Diabetes my mother and me last 8 years. Morning around 225 daily.

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
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I am a registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator and a doctor (general physician) who will help you in your diabetes problem. You need to provide me your daily food intake details. There are many lifestyle and dietary guidelines that can be followed: take high fiber prescribed diet. Get more physical activity by prescription from a registered dietitian maintain a healthy body weight eat a balanced diet which includes whole grains and excludes all refined products like maida as prescribed by a registered dietitian, if you're overweight, diabetes prevention may hinge on weight loss. Every pound you lose can improve your health, and you may be surprised by how much. Participants in one large study who lost a modest amount of weight around 7 percent of initial body weight and exercised regularly reduced the risk of developing diabetes by almost 60 percent. I being a registered dietitian and doctor have been successfully helping patients with their diabetes problem. I will also prescribe medicines that will speed up the time to achieve your weight management goals. Do reply back for private consultation.
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