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Dr. Praveen Agarwal

Endocrinologist, Chennai

400 at clinic
Dr. Praveen Agarwal Endocrinologist, Chennai
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I am suffering from body swelling from past few weeks ans i am a thyroid patient. Please suggest me something.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am suffering from body swelling from past few weeks ans i am a thyroid patient. Please suggest me something.
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,
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Hi doctor I am diabetic, want to know. Can I eat roasted chana and if so what quantity should I take?

MBBS, CCEBDM
Diabetologist, Bangalore
Hi doctor
I am diabetic, want to know. Can I eat roasted chana and if so what quantity should I take?
Hi Chana is a very good source of protein and fibre. It helps in reducing cholesterol and also weight loss. I consider it as a good snack for diabetics. You can have it as a regular snack. Eat it in different forms like channa curry with roti's, chana chat or just boiled or roasted chana. Include half to a cup of chana in your diet once a day.
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Is taking Jalra M 50/500 for sugar And telma 40 mg for BP is safe taking regularly I have kidney stone 4 mm both sides how to get cure kidney stones. Will stone grows if not taken medication.

BHMS, diploma in nutrition and health education, m.sc. in counselling and psychotherapy
Homeopath, Noida
Is taking Jalra M 50/500 for sugar And telma 40 mg for BP is safe taking regularly I have kidney stone 4 mm both side...
Hello, Please continue your regular medicine for diabetes and hypertension. Yes renal stones gradually increases if you do not take medication for it. There is permanent cure of renal stone and will eliminate with Homoeopathic medicines. Consult immediately and we will provide you the best possible treatment to you. Take approximately 2-3 liter water in a day. Thanks.
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Have diabetes from last 7 to 8 years I was being diagnosed my problem is that I am under weight my height is 6 feet and weight is 67 kg and take medicine and want to increase my weight how would I and on the same time I become more thinner what type of diabetes do I have and what is the cure?

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
Have diabetes from last 7 to 8 years I was being diagnosed my problem is that I am under weight my height is 6 feet a...
dear gestational diabetes occurs only in women during gestation..if u re losing weight and diabetes not in control then probably u might be having LADA-latent autoimmune diabetes of adult....it requires confirmation by some investigations and treatment is insulin treatment
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Sir very good morning sir my father have sugar so please Tell me what to eating so please Tell me sir.

BHMS
Homeopath,
Sir very good morning sir my father have sugar so please Tell me what to eating so please Tell me sir.
Dear lybrate user, one of the major nutritional substance required for human body is carbohydrate. We take carbohydrate in the form of rice, wheat, sugar etc. The complex molecules of carbohydrate are broken down into simple glucose molecules during digestion & released in the blood stream to be absorbed by the muscle cells. Insulin hormone plays a vital role in the absorption of the glucose molecules by the muscle cells. In abnormal conditions, either due to less production of insulin or due to resistance to insulin, the process of absorption of glucose by the muscles comes to a stand still. The glucose molecules remains in the blood stream which results in the increase in the blood sugar level. This abnormal condition is clinically known as diabetes mellitus. Once a patient is diagnosed with diabetes he has to take regular medicine to keep his blood sugar level within normal limits. Take homoeopathic mother tincture gymnemna sylvestra q, 30 drops, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water. Also you need to walk at least 1 hour daily without any interval. Also you need to take a low carbohydrate rich diet.
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Kindly suggest my husband having cholesterol n thyroid, levels r TSH 14.52, HDL 33, LDL 142, Cholesterol total 221, VLDL 45, Triglycerides225,Wat care shud I take, any precautions to take? His age is 30.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Kindly suggest my husband having cholesterol n thyroid, levels r TSH 14.52, HDL 33, LDL 142, Cholesterol total 221, V...
• Try to keep your consumption of saturated fats to a minimum. • Aim to replace saturated fats, with moderate amounts of ‘good’ fats also known as monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. • Grill, steam, boil and bake foods instead of frying and roasting. • Eat plenty of fibre-rich foods. • Enjoy healthy snacks such as fruit, nuts and seeds, olives etc. • Eat at least two portions of fish per week, one of which should be oily (Choose from salmon, mackerel, sardines, pilchards or herring). • Include foods enriched with plant stanols/sterols, which are clinically proven to lower ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol as part of a healthy diet and lifestyle. • Stay physically active. at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity exercise on five or more days of the week. • Avoid smoking. • Try and manage your stress levels.  Foods to avoid  Limit saturated fats and oils, such as butter, palm oil, and coconut oil. Instead, use soft vegetable oils, such as olive or canola oil.  Avoid trans fats or partially hydrogenated vegetable oils. These oils go through a process that makes them solid. They're found in some hard margarines, snack crackers, cookies,and chips.  Limit fatty meats such as corned beef, , ribs, steak, ground meat, hot dogs, sausage, bacon, and processed meats . Also limit organ meats like liver and kidney. Replace with skinless chicken or turkey, lean beef, pork, lamb, and fish. Try some meatless main dishes, like beans, peas, pasta, or rice.  Limit meat, poultry, and fish to no more than two servings, or 140 g, a day. Remember that a serving is about the size of a deck of playing cards.  Limit egg yolks.  Limit milk products that contain more than 1% milk fat. This includes cream, most cheeses, and nondairy coffee creamers or whipped topping (which often contain coconut or palm oils). Instead try fat-free or low-fat milk (0% to 1% fat) and low-fat cheeses.  Limit snack crackers, muffins, quick breads, croissants, and cakes made with saturated or hydrogenated fat, whole eggs, or whole milk. Try low-fat baked goods, and use any spreads or toppings lightly.  Instead of using butter or margarine on bread, try dipping it in olive oil.  Avoid fast foods like hamburgers, fries, fried chicken, and tacos. They are high in both total fat and saturated fat. When you eat out, choose broiled sandwiches or chicken without skin, salads with low-fat dressing, and foods that aren't fried. Ask the server to leave off the cheese and high-fat dressings like mayonnaise. Foods that decreasse CHOLESTROL 1. Oatmeal, oat bran and high-fiber foods Oatmeal contains soluble fiber, which reduces your low-density lipoprotein (LDL), the "bad," cholesterol. Soluble fiber is also found in such foods as kidney beans, apples, pears, barley and prunes.Soluble fiber can reduce the absorption of cholesterol into your bloodstream. Five to 10 grams or more of soluble fiber a day decreases your total and LDL cholesterol. Eating 1 1/2 cups of cooked oatmeal provides 6 grams of fiber. If you add fruit, such as bananas, you'll add about 4 more grams of fiber. To mix it up a little, try steel-cut oatmeal or cold cereal made with oatmeal or oat bran. 2. Fish and omega-3 fatty acids Eating fatty fish can be heart healthy because of its high levels of omega-3 fatty acids, which can reduce your blood pressure and risk of developing blood clots. In people who have already had heart attacks, fish oil — or omega-3 fatty acids — reduces the risk of sudden death. I recommend eating at least two servings of fish a week. The highest levels of omega-3 fatty acids are in: • Mackerel • Lake trout • Herring • Sardines • Albacore tuna • Salmon • Halibut You should bake or grill the fish to avoid adding unhealthy fats. If you don't like fish, you can also get small amounts of omega-3 fatty acids from foods like ground flaxseed or canola oil. You can take an omega-3 or fish oil supplement to get some of the benefits, but you won't get other nutrients in fish, such as selenium. If you decide to take a supplement, just remember to watch your diet and eat lean meat or vegetables in place of fish. 3. Walnuts, almonds and other nuts Walnuts, almonds and other nuts can reduce blood cholesterol. Rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids, walnuts also help keep blood vessels healthy. Eating about a handful (1.5 ounces, or 42.5 grams) a day of most nuts, such as almonds, hazelnuts, peanuts, pecans, some pine nuts, pistachio nuts and walnuts, may reduce your risk of heart disease. Just make sure the nuts you eat aren't salted or coated with sugar. All nuts are high in calories, so a handful will do. To avoid eating too many nuts and gaining weight, replace foods high in saturated fat with nuts. For example, instead of using cheese, meat or croutons in your salad, add a handful of walnuts or almonds. Homoeopathic medicines Homoeopathic medicine ALLIUM SATIVA Q ( Dr Reckeweg) Drink 10 drop in 20 ml freh water twice daily CHOLESTRINUM 3X ( Dr Reckeweg) Chew 2 tabs twice daily THYROIDINUM 3X ( DR Reckeweg) Chew 2 tab twice daily KAPALBHATI pranayam daily for 20 minutes If weight is more then take precautions to control weight.
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As you said some demerits in dry fruits. A person who is having diabetes consume such fruits, and if so what are they. Is dry fruits can really helpful for such people.

Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
As you said some demerits in dry fruits. A person who is having diabetes consume such fruits, and if so what are they...
You can take them as they are healthy, but make sure to consume them in their natural form & not processed. Fried, coated or salted.
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As per the blood test, I am just very near to borderline for Diabetic. I do not want to be a Diabetic and no one in family are Diabetic. Please advise how do I prevent? What are all the exercise do I do and the diet system I follow. Brief what are all the food, Fruits, vegetables I should not take and What I should take like bitter guard. Etc.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
As per the blood test, I am just very near to borderline for Diabetic. I do not want to be a Diabetic and no one in f...
1. 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 4. Adhere to a strict diabetic diet by consulting dietitian 5. Monitor your fasting, pp blood sugar 3 monthly and hba1c six monthly 6. Consult diabetologist for advice and treatment.
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I'm 26 yr old married female. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and hirsutism when I was 20 years. Doctor said there is nothing that he can do about hirsutism, however I have been taking thyronorm/thyroxin tablets (25mcg) daily in the morning 1-2 hours before breakfast. The levels are within the normal range. But I am unable to lose weight (because of lack of physical activity and sedentary lifestyle). For how should I continue the medication? and is there any cure for hirsutism? thank you.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I'm 26 yr old married female. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and hirsutism when I was 20 years. Doctor said ther...
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,
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Hi sir I hv type 2 diabetes. From last 8 years. I am feeling so weak day by day. My joints are also weak. My face is looking very dull and have wrinkles. Please solve my these problems.

B.A.M.S, M.D In Ayurvedic Medicine
Ayurveda, Amritsar
Dear sir, Please add Jou or barley flour in your diet. Roast this flour and mix 1/4th of it in normal wheat flour. Prepare chapaties wit it and Eat it daily. Eat more of fiber containing food like green leafy vegies, more of fresh seasonal fruits, drink less water with meals instead take sips of water while eating food and don?t drink before and after. Take 1 teaspoon of Fengrueek Seed Powder ( Methi Dana Powder) with water daily will control diabetes and its complications. You can also chew 4-5 leaves of curry patta daily as it will reduce your blood pressure, protects liver and works as antioxidants along with increasing Hb which will overcome you weakness. Do this for some time & you will feel the difference. Ayurveda is known as the best science to help you control your Diabetes in a Natural, Safer & Better way with no known side effects. For more info share your blood sugar level reports and other medication details if you are taking any to understand your case better Thanks n Regards Dr.Ritesh Chawla
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Mam my FP 164 PP is 230 Random 200 m I diabetic if yes whats my percussion and diet.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
Mam my FP 164 PP is 230 Random 200 m I diabetic if yes whats my percussion and diet.
Hi your Reports reflect Diabetes Diabetes is managed By Diet control Antidiabetic Medication Lifestyle changes There are many class of Antidiabetic medicines are available consult Diabetologist for further management
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I am 45 year old my problem is when I sleep at night my leg is burning what can I do which medicine I should use I am diabetic. I want medicine or any oienment or cream that was deacreas my leg burning.

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
A sleep disorder can affect your overall health, safety and quality of life. With accurate diagnosis, I can treat most sleep disorders effectively. I am a doctor and registered dietitian who will prescribe a customized diet plan and medications to help in sleep disorders. Do reply back for private consultation for a detailed treatment plan including dietary therapy.
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HEALTH TIPS FOR THYROID PATIENTS

M.B.S.(HOMEO), MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Visakhapatnam
HEALTH TIPS FOR THYROID PATIENTS
If you have an under active thyroid gland, avoid consuming large quantities of goitrogens. These are substances that can suppress the thyroid gland if consumed in very large quantities. Foods rich in goitrogens include raw vegetables such as cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower and brussels sprouts; as well as soy, millet, peanuts and corn. Cooking these foods is advisable and inactivates the majority of goitrogens.
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I am 42 years old female and I have hypothyrodism. From last one month I am facing spotting which occurs after every 8 or 10 days. I am worried about it. What should I do?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Spotting is probably unconnected to hypothyroidism. Better to consult your gynecologist and get necessary treatment.
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Mujhe sugar ki problem h last 2 year se Keri sugar 300 ke samething rhti h Mujhe Kya krna cha hi ye.

BHMS
Homeopath,
Mujhe sugar ki problem h last 2 year se
Keri sugar 300 ke samething rhti h
Mujhe Kya krna cha hi ye.
Dear Lybrate User, One of the major nutritional substance required for human body is carbohydrate. We take carbohydrate in the form of rice, wheat, sugar etc. The complex molecules of carbohydrate are broken down into simple glucose molecules during digestion & released in the blood stream to be absorbed by the muscle cells. Muscle cells utilise the glucose molecules to release energy by breaking down those glucose molecules. Insulin hormone plays a vital role in the absorption of the glucose molecules by the muscle cells. In abnormal conditions, either due to less production of insulin or due to resistance to insulin, the process of absorption of glucose by the muscles comes to a stand still. The glucose molecules remains in the bloodstream which results in the increase in the blood sugar level. The failure of utilisation of the glucose molecules by the muscle cells results in production of less energy than normal condition. This is externally manifested as the fatigue & tiredness of the patient. This excess amount of blood sugar compels the kidney to function more than normal level in order to excrete the blood sugar molecules through urine. As a result the patient suffers from frequent urination. This abnormal condition is clinically known as DIABETES MELLITUS. Once a patient is diagnosed with Diabetes he has to take regular medicine to keep his blood sugar level within normal limits. However, the patient does not need to take medicine unless his/her Post. Prandial Blood Sugar level reaches 200. If Post. Prandial Blood Sugar level reaches 200 then patient should take the following Homoeopathic medications:- 1)Homeopathic URANIUM NIT 3X TABLETS (R.S. BHARGAVA company). Take one tablet thrice daily, in empty stomach 2) 30 drops of Homeopathic Mother Tincture GYMNEMA SYLVESTRA Q, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water Along with intake of medicines the patient need to walk at least 1 hour daily without any interval. In order to decrease the intake of carbohydrate in diet the patient should avoid rice, sweet dishes, fruits, cold drinks, fast foods, alcoholic beverages, potato etc
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My fasting blood sugar level is about 140 and whereas the random levels are varying from 125-150. Please suggest.

M.D. Internal Medicine
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
My fasting blood sugar level is about 140 and whereas the random levels are varying from 125-150. Please suggest.
If your fasting levels are above 126mg% means you have confirmed diabetes. It is advisable to maintain random below 140% and hba1c below 6.4% that is pre diabetic range.
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If my sugar fasting is 140 and after breakfast two hour it is 150 still can I control with diet or medicine is compulsory.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
If my sugar fasting is 140 and after breakfast two hour it is 150 still can I control with diet or medicine is compul...
Mr. Lybrate-user, according to diagnostic criteria if fasting is >126 mg it is considered diabetes. Similarly if pp is>200 mg it is diabetes. Between 141 to 199 mg it is pre diabetic state. So it looks like you are having prediabetes. This can be definitely be controlled by diet and exercise. If you really adapt the modified lifestyle with balanced and restricted diet and regular exercise, refraining form alcohol and smoking, avoiding junk foods and pastries, you can remain free from diabetes for a considerable time. With regards.
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What is diabetes? What are type 1 and type 2 diabetes? What are the symptoms of diabetes? What are the fruits eatable diabetes patients? Which fruits not eatable the diabetes patients? How it controls type 1 and type 2 diabetes?

Diploma in Diabetology, Pregnancy & Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Prevention in Diabetes ,Thyroid
General Physician, Sri Ganganagar
What is diabetes? What are type 1 and type 2 diabetes? What are the symptoms of diabetes? What are the fruits eatable...
Diabetes is a vascular cum metabolic diseases of carbohydrate fat and protein and due to decreases action or secretion of insulin. Type 1 is insulin dependent usually in children and type 2 is non-insulin dependent and occurs. In adults. All fruits you can eat except mango chequu, banana. Leechi, grapes. And no juice.
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She is 63 years old suffering from diabetes-on Insulin+other allopathy medicines but the sugar level running from 70 to 200 and more. Today fasting 90 but PP is going high between 200 to 300. She is on Insulin from last 15 years. Can she be treated with you? And I am also suffering from Slip Disc. L4 L5 S1 and taken 15 days Ayurvedic treatment such as Katibastyi, Malish, Steam bath etc but there is nothing complete and permanent. Please advise us to permanent treatment.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
She is  63 years old suffering from diabetes-on Insulin+other allopathy medicines but the sugar level running from 70...
This means either her diet is wrong or she is not receiving proper treatment kindly mention ongoing treatment in detail and revert. Slip disc is difficult to treat but you should use lumbosacral belt and proper posture is really important in your case. Avoid massages by inexperienced people.
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