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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 I am39 years old diabetic since 8 years on regular treatment on janumet50/500 at morning and janumet50/1000 at night and I am hypertensive also on regular treatment on cardace 2.5but still my sugar levels are high my fasting sugar is 172 mg/dl and post prandial sugar is 245 mg/dl and my HBA1C LEVEL IS 8.2 AND I HAVE MICROALBUMINURIA ALSO PLEASE HELP. NARENDER.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Hi I am39 years old diabetic since 8 years on regular treatment on janumet50/500 at morning and janumet50/1000 at nig...
It seems your Diabetes is not under control and you are having complications of Diabetes like micro albuminuria which can lead to Diabetic nephropathy. You have to take additional Insulin . Consult Diabetologist for advice and treatment
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Sir I am 53 years old and in my blood test b12 is 147. What to do, and fasting sugar 152 and post lunch 165.

M.D. Internal Medicine
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
Sir I am 53 years old and in my blood test b12 is 147.
What to do, and fasting sugar 152 and post lunch 165.
From your reports you are having probably b12 deficiency. Some times it could be nutritional and some times due to anti diabetic drugs like metformin. So you need to take b complex group of drugs may be 4 to 6 months.
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She has thyroid problem TH level is more than 100 what we want to do?

MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist,
She has thyroid problem TH level is more than 100 what we want to do?
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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Are there any long-term effects associated with taking ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) medications? If so, what are they and what medications are implicated? What exactly is a spine block injection? Will it work long-term for low back pain due to disc problems? What causes Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and what is the best method of treatment? Can iodine help this condition?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Are there any long-term effects associated with taking ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) medications? I...
Use of stimulant decreases the symptoms to a much good effect and if we don't give stimulant medication there will be more of conduct disorder and progress in disease and for side effects we have to monitor the person and advice them accordingly and spine block injection is effective for six months.
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Hi I have infertility problem. My motility is very low is there any medication to improve my motility. It's been 3 year of my marriage and we r try for baby. So can you help me out from this problem.

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
IVF Specialist, Delhi
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I have infertility problem. My motility is very low is there any medication to improve my motility. It's been 3 ye...
Hi lybrate-user, there can be many causes for poor motility of sperms and some of these can be managed with medications. You need to consult an infertility expert for further treatment. There are methods to take sperms out surgically and these sperms can be used to fertilize your wife's eggs in a laboratory. The fertilized egg can then be transferred into your wife's uterus for pregnancy. Its a treatable condition in most case. Good luck.
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Dr. I have hyperthyroidism for last 5 years I am taking regular treatment for that and my thyroid is in control but still I have problem with night sleep. That means I do not get sufficient sleep at night. Regards,

MBBS, DFM, FID, CERTIFICATE COURSE IN EVIDENCE BASED DIABETES MANAGEMENT, Certificate Course in Management of Thyroid Disorders, Advanced Certificate Course in Prevention and Management of Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease, M.MED
General Physician, Hyderabad
Healthy sleep habits can make a big difference in your quality of life. Having healthy sleep habits is often referred to as having good sleep hygiene. Try to keep the following sleep practices on a consistent basis: Stick to a sleep schedule of the same bedtime and wake up time, even on the weekends. This helps to regulate your body's clock and could help you fall asleep and stay asleep for the night. Practice a relaxing bedtime ritual. A relaxing, routine activity right before bedtime conducted away from bright lights helps separate your sleep time from activities that can cause excitement, stress or anxiety which can make it more difficult to fall asleep, get sound and deep sleep or remain asleep. If you have trouble sleeping, avoid naps, especially in the afternoon. Power napping may help you get through the day, but if you find that you can't fall asleep at bedtime, eliminating even short catnaps may help. Exercise daily. Vigorous exercise is best, but even light exercise is better than no activity. Exercise at any time of day, but not at the expense of your sleep. Evaluate your room. Design your sleep environment to establish the conditions you need for sleep. Your bedroom should be cool – between 60 and 67 degrees. Your bedroom should also be free from any noise that can disturb your sleep. Finally, your bedroom should be free from any light. Check your room for noises or other distractions. This includes a bed partner's sleep disruptions such as snoring. Consider using blackout curtains, eye shades, ear plugs, "white noise" machines, humidifiers, fans and other devices. Sleep on a comfortable mattress and pillows. Make sure your mattress is comfortable and supportive. The one you have been using for years may have exceeded its life expectancy – about 9 or 10 years for most good quality mattresses. Have comfortable pillows and make the room attractive and inviting for sleep but also free of allergens that might affect you and objects that might cause you to slip or fall if you have to get up.
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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.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
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.
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I am 57 years old from bangalore, I would like to know how I can find a good doctor for my diabetics control status. Presently I am on M1 glimisave, morning one hour before b/f or lunch.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am 57 years old from bangalore, I would like to know how I can find a good doctor for my diabetics control status. ...
Mr, if you are ok with online consultation then I can guide. But you need to give all details like fasting, pp sugar levels, hba1c %, present treatment with dosage, dietary pattern and extent of daily exercise. Thanks.
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I'm remarried for 4 years now after my former wife's demise due to heart disease. I've been a diabetic for almost 16 years now. We've no children. My sexual abilities are many times being questioned. Stiffness and longevity in sexual relationship is at stake. I need solution. What needs to be done to fit myself for an enjoyable sexual relationship with my spouse. Please suggest something.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I'm remarried for 4 years now after my former wife's demise due to heart disease. I've been a diabetic for almost 16 ...
Mr Paul, Erectile dysfunction is a common complication of long standing diabetes. One of the most important need is to have excellent blood sugar control (fasting <100 mg and PP<160 mg) and HbA1c%<6.8. Because if you have not been having strict control of blood sugars then micro vascular damage causes ED. So please give all the details like above and come in a private conversation where I will be able to give specific suggestions. In this communication we are supposed to give only gernrral guide lines.
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FOR diabetic am not taking medicine .some years before I took. But forget the name . And for thyroid I took eltroxin 50 daily one.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mohali
FOR diabetic am not taking medicine .some years before I took. But forget the name . And for thyroid I took eltroxin ...
Hello, Your BMI- 21.48 Diabetes and Hypothyroidism diet plan suggest Do regular aerobic exercise for 1 hour daily (brisk walking, jogging, running, swimming, cycling etc) 2. Reduce weight if overweight 3control diet a) avoid sweets, sugar/honey, 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, carrot, tomato, j legume. D) avoid sweetened fruit like banana, mango, litchi, chickoo, sapota, seethaphal jack fruit, grape etc. Can have fruits like guava, pineapple, papaya, orange, mousambi, strawberry, watermelon, pomegranate, jack fruit, sweet potato, 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 H)Monitor your fasting, pp blood sugar 3 monthly and hba1c six monthly And Thyroid according avoid soy products cruciferous vegetables. No upper salt
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I am 35 old male. I had. diabetic 2. Lost 5 years. It normal in 4 years. My question is we cannot do sex more than 3 minutes. So which tablet suitable for me. Viagra, penegra. Or manforce. 50mg or100 mg. For long time. And also my wife is age 27. She asks she wants ladies Viagra. It any tablet is their in market for ladies.

MD-Dermatology, MBBS
Sexologist, Pune
I am 35 old male. I had. diabetic 2. Lost 5 years. It normal in 4 years. My question is we cannot do sex more than 3 ...
3 min is normal. Viagara has side effects. it stops working if you use it regularly. consult a sexologist, do not indulge in self medication.
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Dear Sir, If a sugar patient get a treatment of insulin is that harmful or not other body organs! If this harmful what is the effect of the other body parts.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Dear Sir, If a sugar patient get a treatment of insulin is that harmful or not other body organs! If this harmful wha...
Mr. Lybrate-user, insulin is a hormone produced by beta cells of islets of langerhans in the pancreas. So taking insulin is absolutely safe, it does not produce any harmful effect on any of the vital organs. In diabetes either there is lack of insulin or resistance its action or both, particularly in t2 diabetes. In t1 it is totally absent, so those patients have to take insulin for whole life dor survival as well as for blood sugar control.
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what food and fruits are beneficial in diabetes ?

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Ayurveda,
If your suger level is under normal range you can eat 1 fruit daily except banana and ripe mango.Green leafy vegtables are good .use sprouts ,use fenugreek,Chirata(Swertia Chirayaita).
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How to control sugar, and how manage to the health condition I am already eat tablet daily GM.

MBBS
General Physician, Jaipur
How to control sugar, and how manage to the health condition I am already eat tablet daily GM.
Living with diabetes is a challenge that more people in the United States are facing every day. Over 8 percent of Americans now have diabetes — that’s about 26 million people in all, although about 7 million aren’t even aware that they have it. Beyond managing the condition itself, it’s crucial to get diabetes under control because of the risk for serious complications — from kidney failure and nerve damage to heart disease and stroke. On the positive side, you can manage diabetes by following just a few simple healthy-living strategies: Monitoring your blood sugar, taking any prescribed medications, eating a smart diabetes diet, and exercising regularly — every day. Monitoring Your Blood Sugar To effectively manage diabetes, it’s crucial to monitor your blood sugar. “It’s like a light in a dark tunnel: You need to see where you’re going,” says Betul Hatipoglu, MD, an endocrinologist at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. “If you take insulin, it’s important to check your blood sugar before each injection to be safe, or once a day if you don’t take insulin.” If you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes and use insulin, it’s also important to check your blood sugar before exercising or bedtime, and before driving a car to make sure you don’t have low blood sugar. If you're on medication and checking your blood sugar once a day, it might be best to vary what time you check it, sampling at different times of the day, such as before meals or two hours after meals, Dr. Hatipoglu advises. Research has shown that when you monitor your blood sugar closely, it improves your ability to manage diabetes. In a study of almost 300 people published in the journal Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, people with diabetes who regularly monitored their blood sugar had a significantly better quality of life than those with low blood sugar. Handling the Diabetes Diet When people are told they need to change their diet to manage diabetes, they may become overwhelmed by the challenge and revert to old habits. But a diabetes diet isn’t all that different from how everybody should be eat on a daily basis, says Elizabeth Snyder, RD, LD, a registered dietitian with the Ohio State University Diabetes Research Center in Columbus. Snyder suggests people with diabetes start with a good breakfast each day to avoid crashes and overeating later on. She also recommends getting plenty of fiber from whole grains, fruits, and vegetables, and choosing lean protein sources and low-fat or fat-free dairy products. Steer clear of sugary, sweetened beverages in favor of unsweetened tea and water, and have a few small, healthy snacks throughout the day to avoid the drops and spikes in blood sugar that can occur between meals. Sticking to Your Medication Plan If your doctor prescribes medication, sticking to the scheduling is vital. The routine will be different depending on whether you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes and if you need to take insulin or other drugs, too. Regardless of what type of medication you take, Hatipoglu has a few suggestions to make it easier. “Use a daily pill box if you tend to forget to take your medication, and place it in the kitchen or in the bathroom near your toothbrush to help prevent missing a dose,” she says. “If you take insulin, a journal with food intake and blood sugar information can be priceless when it comes to treatment-plan troubleshooting in your doctor’s office.” Managing Diabetes With Exercise Regular exercise is a key component when it comes to your overall health and living well with diabetes. However, getting started with an exercise program can call for a little more effort if you need to monitor blood sugar before and after exercise. For this reason, Hatipoglu suggests starting with a simple, easily achievable exercise routine. “Walking is usually the best as it’s fun, can be done indoors or outdoors, and only requires a good pair of shoes, she says. Swimming, cycling, dancing, and running are other good aerobic op.
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Can you please tell me what ketosis diet is. Who it is meant for. How it works. please suggest?

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
Can you please tell me what ketosis diet is. Who it is meant for. How it works. please suggest?
The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet that in medicine is used primarily to treat difficult-to-control (refractory) epilepsy in children. The diet forces the body to burn fats rather than carbohydrates. Normally, the carbohydrates contained in food are converted into glucose, which is then transported around the body and is particularly important in fuelling brain-function. However, if there is very little carbohydrate in the diet, the liver converts fat into fatty acids and ketone bodies. The ketone bodies pass into the brain and replace glucose as an energy source. An elevated level of ketone bodies in the blood, a state known as ketosis, leads to a reduction in the frequency of epileptic seizures. The original therapeutic diet for pediatric epilepsy provides just enough protein for body growth and repair, and sufficient calories to maintain the correct weight for age and height. This classic ketogenic diet contains a 4:1 ratio by weight of fat to combined protein and carbohydrate. This is achieved by excluding high-carbohydrate foods such as starchy fruits and vegetables, bread, pasta, grains and sugar, while increasing the consumption of foods high in fat such as nuts, cream and butter.
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This question for my sister she is 25 year old, she had thyroid problem. how to cure it? Please help.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
This question for my sister she is 25 year old, she had thyroid problem. how to cure it? Please help.
take iodine -rich meals, banana, intake at least 8 glass of water in day. eat more fiber rich foods, coconut oil, green tea, tyrosine -rich foods, low fat milk, avoid soya - products, go for walk daily, do exercises---yoga.
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What are the symptoms of diabetes.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician,
What are the symptoms of diabetes.
Individuals can experience different signs and symptoms of diabetes, and sometimes there may be no signs. Some of the signs commonly experienced include: Frequent urination Excessive thirst Increased hunger-even though you are eating Weight loss - even though you are eating more Tiredness Lack of interest and concentration A tingling sensation or numbness or persistant pain in the hands or feet Blurred vision Frequent infections Slow-healing wounds Vomiting and stomach pain (often mistaken as the flu) Extreme fatigue Early detection and treatment of diabetes can decrease the risk of developing the complications of diabetes.
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During treatment of parkinson is it necessary to take blood pressure tablets regularly. I am a old man of 65 years suffering from diabetes and parkinson since last 5years. K B LALWANI.

Psychiatrist, Kolkata
During treatment of parkinson is it necessary to take blood pressure tablets regularly.
I am a old man of 65 years su...
If you are suffering from hypertension then you should consume anti hypertensive medicine regularly. If your bp is normal then there is no need to take this medication.
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Sir Goodmorning . I am 41 year old i have sugar taking tablet minimum sugar is normal. But what i want with out helopthy medicine if it possible to control sugar level.If i take the homiopathy medicine curable100% ?

MBBS
General Physician, Indore
I prefer Allopathic medicine because they give better results for future. You can continue to take the medicine whatever you are taking if sugar levels are normal. If you feel side effect then it may be changed according to your doctor. I advise not to take any other medications ( homeopathy ).
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Hi jb meri shadi hui thi tb tk mera rang gora tha. Kafi log appreciate krte. Mgr jaise hi mujhe thyroid hua fir weight gain to mera colour bhut kam hogaya .sb kehte hai ke rang JAL gaya bimar rehkr aur wajan se b.plz suggest some home remedy .bcoz mujhe koi dawa nai khani. Aur mere chehre pe koi cream suit nahi hori bhut Hi oily skin hai. Shuru se. please koi natural tarika bataye.

Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
General Physician, Warangal
Hi jb meri shadi hui thi tb tk mera rang gora tha. Kafi log appreciate krte. Mgr jaise hi mujhe thyroid hua fir weigh...
maintain ibw take balance d diet walk daily avoid sugary items fat food lead stress free life avoid calliflower cabbage vegetables add cap.Tyrowell.daily for 1 month TSH level should be below 5.5 take low calorie food plenty vegetables and fruits in 2 / 3 servings check sugar BP cholesterol levels
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