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Dr. Ravi G R

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I have erection problem and I also have thyroid problem hypothyroidism. I want to ask erection problem can be because of thyroid problem or not?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I have erection problem and I also have thyroid problem hypothyroidism. I want to ask erection problem can be because...
Mr Ravi, If hypothyroidism is not well controlled, which evident by TSH levels, then men do develop less desire for sex and erectile dysfunction. So please see that hypothyroidism is well in check. That will possibly increase sexual desire and may reduce the dysfunction.
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I am diabetic since 2005. Aged 66yrs. Over 16 years only once I have reached normal level with medication. Presently I am taking Gemer2.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am diabetic since 2005. Aged 66yrs. Over 16 years only once I have reached normal level with medication. Presently ...
If your blood sugars (fasting, pp and random) are not in the expected range for such a long period, that is not at all good. The reason is persistent hyperglycemia causes serious long term complication related to eye (retina), kidneys, nerves, small and large blood vessels, erectile dysfunction, lower limb ulcers and amputations. So it is imperative that blood sugar levels are controlled effectively.
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I am 59 years old male and diabetic. Though its in control I feel knee pain while getting up from an indian toilet. While standing up my left knee makes noise Tak and pains. Kindly suggest.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
I am 59 years old male and diabetic. Though its in control I feel knee pain while getting up from an indian toilet. W...
I would suggest her to following home remedy Natural home remedy using cinnamon powder: 1. Boil 1 L of water 2. Let it simmer for 20 min on low flame 3. While simmering, add 3 tsp of cinnamon powder 4. Strain the mixture 5. Drink entire amount of this water everyday surely you will get results, if it dosent work then you must consult ayurvedic doctor.
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Hello doctor I am Sunil I am 20 yrs old man n I have suffering from diabetes problem so what should I do.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Hello doctor I am Sunil I am 20 yrs old man n I have suffering from diabetes problem so what should I do.
Take regular exercise,reduce weight,control diet,avoid carbohydrate and sweets.Monitor your blood sugar and continue medicine
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The Best Ayurvedic Treatment for Diabetes ( Sugar )

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), M.D in Ayurveda, Ph.D
Ayurveda, Hyderabad
The Best Ayurvedic Treatment for Diabetes ( Sugar )

" nishamlaki" - tablets are only the first choice of treatment for type 2 diabetes which commonly available as the classical ayurvedic medicine in any ayurvedic medical shop in india. So I advise any of my madhumeha (diabetic) patients in my 40 years of clinical experience as well as teaching ayurveda to my students.
 

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My mother she is suffering from hyperthyroid problem after being the treatment she does not cure from this disease.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Mr. lybrate-user, Hyperthyroidism a hormone related condition, has no permanent cure. Treatment with anti thyroid drugs is usually given for 18 to 24 months. Sometimes thyroid function does return to normal. But invariably problem comes back, then the option is either surgery or using radio active Iodine. Following which patient has to be put on thyroxine for lifetime. There is no cure in this condition. Thanks.
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Hi Sir I am 24 years old male I was feeling easily tired and dizziness and numbness in my feet, I went for medical examination the reports revealed I was suffering with thyroid Total T3= 1.68 total t4= 7.50 Tsh=6.09 I was suggest to take throx 25mg I am taking the medicine since last two months but still not much betterment kindly suggest Are my results are critical and how long does it take to overcome illness symptoms.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Noida
I recommend you to try the following ayurveda medicines with the others. 1-arogyavardhini vati. 1 tab medohar guggul. 4tabs kanchnar guggul 4tabs twice daily with warm water on empty stomach. 2- onions juice. One spoonful mixed with honey twice daily on empty stomach. It will help you for your problems.
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Sir, madam I have uric acid level is 9.4 mg dl and I have knee pain in both knee. On maximum time my uric acid level remains above 7.2 mg dl. My doctor has started alluprinol to me and said, you have to keep it eating for your entire life. Does this true for the medicine or something else is there. But my knees are still hurting and my doctor has no answer for this I have already taken NSAID, Cortic Steroid injection, Hylane injection into the knees but still pain is there. After that they told me that you have gouty arthritis due to high uric acid level and you have to keep eating alluprinol. My x ray of knees show early degenerative changes. Please tell me upto how much time I have to take alluprinol and when my knees get rid off from pain.

Certificate in Basic Course on Diabetes Management, CCEBDM Certificate in Diabetes, MBBS
General Physician, Pune
Sir, madam I have uric acid level is 9.4 mg dl and I have knee pain in both knee. On maximum time my uric acid level ...
You may have to continue medication for Uricemia and keep blood tested rregularly when the treatment is under progress. You may temporarily stop medication when after a prolonged treatment Uric Acid is normal If pain does not subside even temporarily even then, There may be another cause for multiple large size joints. Your weight will have to be brought down first . These things should be under the direct supervision and advice of a well equipped Orthpedic Centre near your place like Goa, Manipal Hubli or Belgaum. Remain under their care permanently. Medical treatment already taken may prove to be harmful to you.
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My friend has daily metro travelling of 1.5 hrs from home to ofc, and her legs got swelling most of the time and sometime it started paining also. What happened to her? Is she has thyroid as one her friend said so? What is the issue n solution? Any prescription?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
It could be due to prolonged standing/sitting/Excess salt intake/Less hemoglobin/ kidney problem. Get your urine examined for Re/Me, test your blood for hemoglobin. Blood urea/uric acid/creatimine and consult doct or with report for advice and treatment. Avoid prolong sitting/standing. Keep your foot end elevated, take less salt in diet.
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I have faced the problem of thyroid in pregnancy after delivery I had left the treatment of thyroid now what should I do?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I have faced the problem of thyroid  in pregnancy after delivery I had left the treatment of thyroid now what should ...
Sonuji, Hypothyroidism is a condition that needs to be treated for life time. So if treatment has been stopped, then restart immediately. Dose of thyroxine has to be based on TSH levels (present) and body weight. Plus follow all instructions regarding the dosage.
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Dear Sir, This is my thyroid reading. What shall I do. What it means. What action shall I take. THYROID STIMULATING HORMONE (TSH) C.L.I.A 14.65 μIU/ml 0.3-5.5.

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland is under active and does not produce sufficient amounts of thyroid hormones required in the body. The most cause of hypothyroidism is Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is an auto immune disorder in which the antibodies are produced by the immune system against its own tissue, which in turn attacks the thyroid gland resulting in hypothyroidism.Severe Iodine defficiency can also lead to hypothyroidism . Natural Homeopathic remedies for hypothyroidism are highly effective and especially useful for people who want to avoid the side effects of prescription drugs. Top Homeopathic Remedies for Hypothyroidism Calcarea carb , Sepia ,Lycopodium, Graphites and Nux Vomica are the leading homeopathic remedies for hypothyroidism The normal range of TSH levels is 0.4 to 4.0 milli-international units per liter. You can easily take an online consultation for further treatment guidance and permanent cure without any side effects
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For my diabetes type 2. Taking janumet 50/500 and glimepiride/metformin twice daily along with telma 40 and atorva. Still sugar is 150 to 200 both pp and fasting. Now 51 yes. Should I change medicines. Reg.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
For my diabetes type 2. Taking janumet 50/500 and glimepiride/metformin twice daily along with telma 40 and atorva. S...
Hello, * Diabetes-type II or type I makes no difference to curve down the glucose level in d blood without following the under noted tips. * Go for a walk in the morning for an hr. * Go for meditation for 30 mnts to reduce your stress and anxiety, being one of the exciting points for the diabetics.. * Take plenty of water to eliminate your toxins. * Take easily digestible,non-irritant, fried foods to check cholesterol -level.. * before going for the change of d medicines , make n trial to opt the above noted tips Take care.
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Dear Doctor, My mother age was 48. She diagnosed thyroid. It is effecting on her eyes (Thyroid optholomopathy), Left eye was 22 inches. Came outside. TSH and T4 levels was abnormal. What is the permanent solution for this. Is there any treatment to cure it. Please help us. We are looking for your support. Thanking you.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
Dear Doctor, My mother age was 48. She diagnosed thyroid. It is effecting on her eyes (Thyroid optholomopathy), Left ...
Hello there is no cure but in thyroid eye disease, we look if the disease is active or stable if active, then we give steroids if stable, then bulging of eyes can be treated with surgery.
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My tsh is 6.61. Please tell if I have thyroid. My age is 38. Weight is 87. I am taking calaptin40&actiblok for high bp & migraine.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
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, YOU CAN TAKE TAB. THYROXINE 100 MCG BEFORE MEAL IN MORNING DAILY . TESTS REPEAT EVERY 3 TO 6 MONTHS.
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SLE, Fellowship In Diabetology, Diploma In Psychology Mental Health And Illness, PLAB (MANCHESTOR, UK), FAGE, MBBS
General Physician, Bangalore
CAN PATIENTS WHO HAVE DIABETES MELLITUS AND HYPERTENSION STOP TAKING THEIR MEDICATIONS WHEN DIABETES AND HYPERTENSION IS UNDER CONTROL. CAN ALTERNATIVE SYSTEMS OF MEDICINE OTHER THAN ALLOPATHY BE HELPFUL?

This is a question that is asked very often. Both these condition Hypertension and Diabetes are not like cold or fever where we take medications and stop them when it subsides. They are not diseases but rather conditions that develop in the body. By conditions i mean that they can be controlled but never really eliminated. The means of controlling is by medications. There are some exceptions such as obesity high grade and pregnancy where in diabetes and hypertension occur but are lost once significant weight is reduced or after child is delivered. However, otherwise they go out of control if medication is not taken after the condition is under control especially during periods of stress and excessive eating. Even in obesity and pregnancy the drugs are only stopped under medical supervision and monitoring periodically (weekly or biweekly) and it is never advisabale for patients to stop medications on their own.

Many people think at least for once if they can eliminate all allopathic medicines and try some other form of treatment from another system of medicine to get rid of diabetes and hypertension completely. If this was possible then there would be a documented or known case of such a thing happening but unfortunately there is none. Therefore do not stop or discontinue medications without medical supervision and periodic monitoring of both conditions or else it may have serious consequences.

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Today when I got dizziness I went to doctor she checked my pressure and sugar sugar was 186. And she said I am diabetic need to be controlled. But I just took meal 15 min ago. Is this accurate. That I have diabetic. Or I need to check again.

MBBS, CCEBDM
Diabetologist, Bangalore
Today when I got dizziness I went to doctor she checked my pressure and sugar
sugar was 186. And she said I am diabet...
Hi Diabetes cannot be detected with just one blood sugar reading. This value of 186 will be considered as random blood sugar value AND is not normal. Get your HbA1C test done and this will confirm if you are a Diabetic.
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Myths And Facts About Diabetes!

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Myths And Facts About Diabetes!

 1) Diabetes is curable :

Diabetes is  mainly due deficiency of Insulin (hormone produced by Beta cells of pancreas), plus resistance to action of insulin, overweightor obesity  and inactivity. Therefore, to treat diabetes we need drugs that initiate insulin secretion, reduce insulin resistance. In some cases  insulin itself. Plus dietary control and regular exercise to maintain normal weight or reduce excess weight. Hence it can only be effectively controlled. Cure is not possible.

2) Eating Sugar or Sweets causes Diabetes :

It is incorrect to say that eating sweets and / or sugar causes diabetes. Basically excess food intake will lead to excess production of glucose. That puts excess load on insulin producing cells in pancreas due glucotoxicity. Also due to central obesity  the fat around internal organs causes lipotoxicity affecting the beta cells. Therefore, excess food intake in general and weight gain  are the reasons for diabetes.

3) Jaggery is better or safe in diabetes :

Jaggery and sugar both are essentially same. Both contain sucrose, as they are prepared from sugar cane juice. Hence eating either of these will increase blood glucose considerably. In jaggery there are some vitamins and a few antioxidants. But both are bad for a diabetic person.

4) Rice should not be eaten in diabetes :

Not really true. Because in south India this is the major or at times only main food. Rice has a high glycemic index so gets converted to glucose rapidly. So polished rice is not good. Brown rice is better. Quantity should be regulated. All other cereals  also are converted  glucose after digestion. 

5)Allopathic Medications Damage Kidneys, so go for either Ayurvedic or Homeopathic Drugs :

In fact diabetes itself affects kidney, particularly the filtering membrane of glomerulurous  (a filtering unit in the kidney).   Even when diabetes fairly well controlled, kidney does get affected. The drugs used to treat diabetes  help in overcoming kidney damage. Therefore it is wrong to think that modern drugs cause kidney damage. In fact some of the other drugs contain heavy metals (Bhasmas), which can be harmful to the kidney.

6) Sugar intake is essential for body :

Some people keep asking that eating sugar is very necessary for getting energy for the body tissues. This is not at all true.  Because all the cereals like rice, jowar, wheat, ragi, bajra and other millets, contain starch as the main ingredient. Hence intake of each of these foods  provides glucose after digestion. So there is no separate need for taking sugar.

Few things to be remembered and practiced are :

  • Always use whole grain flour, as it contains a good amount of biber content for making chapati or roti.
  • Consume more of green leafy vegetables and salads with every meal.
  • Consider fruits and green leafy vegetables as part of regular snacks
  • Take small meals on more number of occasion to avoid glucose surge.
  • Avoid Maida and foods made from it. It is probably worst kind of food that one can consume.
  • Form healthy food habits.
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Treating Diabetes With Ayurveda

BAMS, MBA - Health Care Administration
Ayurveda, Gurgaon
Treating Diabetes With Ayurveda

Diabetes is an abnormal condition where the sugar-level in humans are higher than usual. Ayurveda can be used efficiently in treating this condition. Madhumeha is the Ayurvedic term for diabetes. In Indian terms, diabetes is known to the common man as Prameha, which is said to be divided into 3 major types – Kapha, Pitta and Vata. Lack of exercise and intake of food having excess of snigdha, ushna and guru types are said to be the chief cause of prameha.

Along with drugs and medications, Ayurveda stresses on the importance of a balanced diet and exercise. The management modules that can be categorized are:

  1. Vyaayam (Exercise)
  2. Panchakarma (Procedures for Bio-purification)
  3. Pathya (Regulation in diet)
  4. The use of therapy (Medications)

The individual’s constitution highly affects the ayurvedic treatment of prameha. Some of them are:

  1. Obstruction in srothus
  2. Ahara and Vihara
  3. Dosha predominance of disease
  4. Hereditary factors
  5. The prakrithi of the patient
  6. Manasika Prakrithi
  7. Dooshya vitiation

Management of diabetes can be done using a variety of herbs. Some of them are:

  1. Vjaysar
  2. Eugenia jambolana (Jamun beej churna)
  3. Pterocarpus marsupium (Vijaysar churna)
  4. Ficus bengalensis (Nyagrodha twaka churna – banyan tree bark)
  5. Shilajeet
  6. Momordica chirantia Karvellaka (Karella – Bitter Gourd)
  7. Kirat tikata (Chirayata)
  8. Emblica officinalis (Amla)

It is possible that certain patients are unable to respond to insulin or hypoglemic medicines. In this case, an ayurvedic physician may prescribe some ayurvedic drugs such as:

  1. Dhatri Nisha
  2. Chandraprabha vati
  3. Vasant kusumakar rasa

Diabetes is not just a lack of insulin. It is the most probable cause is plain poor maintenance of your body. Its cure will need to include all of these things discussed. By doing all, diet, herbs, exercise and stress management, you can certainly take care of your Diabetes.

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I am 27 year old and also hypothyroid. My weight is 86 kg after pregnancy. Now 1 year has passed but the weight is not reducing. How can I reduce weight?

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I am 27 year old and also hypothyroid. My weight is 86 kg after pregnancy. Now 1 year has passed but the weight is no...
what is ur current thyroid report..it must b deranged otherwise weight increase not occurs..get back with latest report for proper treatment
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