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Dr. Ravi G R

Endocrinologist, Chennai

300 at clinic
Dr. Ravi G R Endocrinologist, Chennai
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Dr. Ravi G R is one of the best Endocrinologists in Anna Nagar East, Chennai. You can visit him at Chennai Diabetes Care in Anna Nagar East, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Ravi G R on Lybrate.com.

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With a side effect of neuropathy, able to maintain 120 to 140 fasting and 150 to 170 post lunch with medication. Still feet are burning now at this stage I have to further increase medicine to bring down sugar or any relief medicine for neuropathy.

BHMS, PGD PPHC, BMCP, TRAINING IN USG
Homeopath, Kolkata
With a side effect of neuropathy, able to maintain 120 to 140 fasting and 150 to 170 post lunch with medication. Stil...
Hello along with other medicine you can take homeopathic medicine sygium jambolam q, 15 drops in 1/2 cup of water and avena sat q 10 drops. Twice daily. Reply after 15 days.
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I have fatty liver. Sgot and sgpt level is high. And high cholesterol. Uric acid high level. What should i do?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I have fatty liver. Sgot and sgpt level is high. And high cholesterol. Uric acid high level. What should i do?
high cholesterol can cause atherosclerotic heart disease or narrowed coronary arteries in the heart can cause the symptoms of angina, when theheart muscle is not provided with enough oxygen to function. Decreased blood supply to the brain may be due to narrowed small arteries in the brain or because the larger carotidarteries in the neck may become blocked. This can result in a transient ischmic attack or stroke. Peripheral artery disease describes gradual narrowing of the arteries that supply the legs. During exercise , if the legs do not get enough blood supply, they can develop pain , called claudication . Other arteries in the body may also be affected by plaque buildup causing them to narrow, including the mesenteric arteries to the intestine and the renal arteries to the kidney. Avoid fast foods,oily foods,junk foods,alcohol,smoking,fatty foods, non-veg.,avoid stress, take green veg., whole grain. Take anti cholesterol medicines . take anti uric acid medicines.and medicines for liver .
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Ayurvedic Remedies to help you Combat Diabetes

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), PG Dip Panchakarma, PG Dip Ksharsutra for piles,pilonidal sinus and fistula management , Post Graduate Diploma In Hospital Administration (PGDHA), Certificate in Diabetes update
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
Ayurvedic Remedies to help you Combat Diabetes

Diabetes is a condition wherein, the level of sugar in your blood increases significantly. This happens when the sugar you consume from foods is not efficiently processed by the body thus, a rise in the level of your blood sugar. An excess concentration of sugar in the blood can make you prone to various health complications.

Symptoms

The symptoms of diabetes include frequent urge to urinate, increased thirst, increased hunger and rapid weight loss, combined with fatigue and irritability. Diabetes can also cause problems in the eyes, such as blurred vision as well as make you prone to cataracts and even glaucoma (in very rare cases). With diabetes, any injury or body sore tends to take a lot of time to heal.

Causes     

Diabetes is a disorder that occurs due to impaired insulin functioning. Insulin is a hormone that is produced by pancreas, which is located right below the stomach. Diabetes, when occurs as a result of insufficient production of insulin by the pancreas, is known as Type 1 Diabetes. In this type, the immune cells in the body attack the cells in the pancreas, which produce insulin thus, discouraging insulin secretion.

Another kind is the Type 2 diabetes, which occurs when the cells in the body become insulin resistant. Most cases of diabetes are of this particular type, as one of the major reasons behind this is following an erratic lifestyle devoid of healthy habits.  

Gestational diabetes is the third type, although it isn’t very common. During pregnancy, the various hormones that are secreted in the body can play spoilsport with the functioning of the pancreas, thus the production of insulin. This leads to a drastic rise in blood sugar levels.

How to treat it with Ayurvedic remedies

  1. Eat healthy: Eating healthy assumes the maximum importance; you need to eat healthy in order to control diabetes effectively. Include plenty of fruits and vegetables in the diet, but make sure to pick foods that contain little sugar. Fruits such as bananas and grapes are not the best options for a diabetic. Rather, one should consider cucumber and bitter gourd in such circumstances.

  2. Exercise regularly: Regular exercise can keep your body weight at optimal level, which goes a long way in preventing and controlling symptoms of diabetes. Besides being good for your heart, cardiovascular exercises such as running bring down the excess glucose levels in the blood.

  3. Limit stress: Stress is very harmful for the body as it reduces your immunity against diseases and infections. Leading a stressful life can make you prone to a variety of disorders, diabetes being one of them. Relaxation techniques such as meditation and yoga can help one deal with stress effectively. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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MAMC, MRCPCH, MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Noida
MYTH. ABOUT DIABETES?

Myth 1: I am overweight. I will eventually develop type 2 diabetes
There are many different causes of diabetes and being overweight doesn?t mean you will get the condition but it does tip the scale. The reason obesity is linked to diabetes is because it increases insulin resistance (which means greater amount of insulin is required to regulate blood glucose levels). This makes the pancreas work overtime to produce insulin. This is what causes diabetes. However, there are cases where thin people have uncontrolled diabetes and obese people have no diabetes whatsoever.
Myth 3: I can?t eat sweets or chocolate because I have diabetes
No food is absolutely forbidden as long as attention to portion control and advance meal planning is done. A piece of sweet or chocolate won?t cause any problem but it?s necessary to keep a check on how much of it you consume.
Myth 4: Fruits contain carbohydrates, so I should avoid including them in my diet
Any food that contains carbohydrate will raise blood sugar levels but the only proper way to see how high your blood sugar levels will rise is the glycaemic index (GI). The lower the GI value, the lower will be the rise in blood sugar level and the better it will be for your health. Most fruits have a low GI value. They are also excellent sources of vitamins, minerals and dietary fibre, and are relatively low in calories. Also beware of fruit juices, especially the packaged ones because they?re very high in calories and sugar.
Myth 5: I should eat special diabetic foods if I have diabetes
There is no such thing as a diabetic diet. A healthy diet is one where you get 40-60% calories from carbs, 20% from proteins and 30% or less from fat. And the same is applicable if you have diabetes. Diet for diabetics should include a good amount complex carbs, vegetables and fruits. It should be low in processed foods, fat, salt and added sugar. It?s better to have five small meals a day instead of three large ones and make sure they?re well-spaced out.
Myth 6: I shouldn?t exercise if I have diabetes
On the contrary, exercise is an important part of diabetes treatment. Regular exercise, especially aerobic (walking, jogging, etc.) helps control your weight, gives you more energy and is good for your overall health. It also helps to control blood sugar elevation by increasing the body?s sensitivity to insulin.
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Hi. I have thyroid related issues and facing the issue of hair loss from last 2 year what should I do?

MBBS, FCGP, DRM, FEBNM (Europe)
Nuclear Medicine Physician, Mumbai
Hi. I have thyroid related issues and facing the issue of hair loss from last 2 year what should I do?
You have mentioned you are having thyroid-related issues but not provided any specific details. Since you are on tab. Eltroxin, I presume you are suffering from hypothyroidism. Hair loss is one of the commonest symptom of hypothyroidism. I suggest you get your t4 and tsh levels checked.
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FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
10 best rule for diabetic foot care
1. Inspect your feet daily
2. Do not walk barefooted
3. Wash your feet in lukewarm water
4. Use proper fitting footwear
5. Do not trim corn and calluses yourself
6. Cut nails carefully if vision is poor ask someone else to do it for you
7. Do not apply heating or cooling pads over your legs
8. Do not sit with legs crossed as it might impair blood circulation to leg
9. Do not smoke as it affects blood supply to your feet
10. Get periodic foot examination by your doctor
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Dear doc. I am 33 years old. I have diabetics since from 4 years. My sugar levels is fasting: 150, PP: 250. And how can I control my sugar levels without using medicines. Now i am using 1. Metaformin hydrochloride-1000 (sr, 2. Multivitamin, 3. Cipcal-500 (calcium).

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
Dear doc. I am 33 years old. I have diabetics since from 4 years. My sugar levels is fasting: 150, PP: 250. And how c...
reduce your diet 1/5 at least and see the result, walk morning and evening for 1hr daily, it may help you. welcome for further help.
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HOW METFORMIN ACTS AT MOLECULAR LEVEL TO REDUCE SUGAR LEVEL, iS THERE ANY ALTERNATIVE TABLETS TO THIS

MBBS & Post Graduate course in Diabetology, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), CCEBDM
Endocrinologist, Bangalore
Metformin acts peripherally at the tissue level and Pioglitazone is one of the alternative but depends on patient to patient
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I am diabetic for the last 4yrs. Taking medicine all under control. Gluconorm sr 1mg, aztor10mg, and ativan 1mg for sleep. Whether I should go for change of medicine?

M B B S, M. D (Internal Medicine)
General Physician, Nellore
Why change? continue the same if it is under control. But, you definitely have to start on antiplatelet drugs since you are a diabetic in order to protect the heart. You definitely should lose weight. You are atleast 20 kg overweight.
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Thyroid Gland Removal - Procedure and Aftercare

Fellowship in Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo-Surgeons, Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, M.S. - Master of Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Delhi
Thyroid Gland Removal - Procedure and Aftercare

The thyroid may be a small gland, but plays a large role in the functioning of the body. It is located just below the voice box. Along with producing hormones that help in the transportation of blood, it also helps regulate metabolism, keeps the organs functioning optimally and helps the body conserve heat. In some cases, when the gland produces excessive hormones or when it develops structural problems, it may become necessary to remove the thyroid gland. 

There are several ways of removing the thyroid gland. The most common amongst these are:

  1. Lobectomy: A lobectomy is performed when only half the thyroid gland is affected. In such a case, the doctor will remove only one of the two lobes. 
  2. Subtotal Thyroidectomy: In such cases, the doctor will remove the thyroid gland but leave behind a small amount of thyroid tissue. This tissue can preserve some thyroid function but hormone supplements are often required to supplement the production of hormones. 
  3. Total Thyroidectomy: In cases of thyroid cancer or when swelling and inflammation affects the entire thyroid gland, it may become necessary to remove the whole gland along with all thyroid tissues. 

You will need to be admitted into a hospital for a thyroid removal surgery. Once admitted, meet the surgeon and anesthesiologist to answer any questions you may have about the procedure. It is important not to eat or drink anything after midnight on the night before your surgery. The surgery is performed under anesthesia so you will not feel a thing. 

Once you are asleep, the surgeon will make an incision in your throat and remove a section or all of the thyroid gland. This procedure can take between 2 to 3 hours. After the surgery, you will be kept in observation for 24-48 hours.
The surgery can result in a slightly raised scar that can take upto 6 weeks to heal. You can resume normal daily activities a day after the surgery. However, it is advised to wait for a week before undertaking any strenuous activities. Your throat may feel sore for a few days following the surgery. This can be treated with over the counter pain medication. You may also develop hypothyroidism. 

The most major risk of a thyroid removal surgery is an allergic reaction to anesthesia. Other risks of this surgery are damage to the nerves connected to the vocal cords and damage to the glands controlling calcium levels in the body.

Related Tip: "Diet Tips to Improve the Health of Your Thyroid Gland"

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Sir, I am 64 years old a male. I am a diabetic for the last 15 years with fasting 150 and pp 250 and taking pills regularly. I have never controlled diet much. After a long time my sugar level is normal by changing medicines Amaryl 1 mg, Zitamet plus 20/1000, Piopod mf15 and Rozucor 5g but I have noticed that my sexual interest has totally gone. My question is it due to the side effect of the medicine or something else. Thank you sir.

Diploma in Diabetology, MD
Endocrinologist, Delhi
Sir, I am 64 years old a male. I am a diabetic for the last 15 years with fasting 150 and pp 250 and taking pills reg...
You have been longstanding diabetic, as per your own words not well controlled, this could be a complication of diabetes rather than the medications that you are taking. More detailed information may be required from you before suggesting any medication, but surely your problem is quite commmon in diabetic males as more than 50% of them suffer from msd (male sexual dysfunction), but most of the times this is a manageable condition.
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My grandfather is now 80 and he use to walk straight alone a week before now he can't. Now he want the support to walk . What should be done to him to walk alone. He has a sugar.Please tell.

B.Sc.- Food & Nutrition, M.Sc- Food Science & Nutrition, NET (LS)
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Kolkata
My grandfather is now 80 and he use to walk straight alone a week before now he can't.
Now he want the support to wal...
A walking stick will be helpful. With age bone porosity increases. Poor dietary intake of calcium & vitamin d deficiency enhance the osteoporosis process. Dietary calcium sources- dairy products (milk, curd, lassi, buttermilk, chenna), ragi, soyabean/nutrella/tofu/soy milk, rajma, leafy vegetables, dry dates, white sesame seeds (safed til), poppy seeds (khus khus/posto), almonds, fish with bones. Dietary vitamin d sources- whole egg, fatty fish (pomfret, hilsa, salmon, tuna, cod, mackeral, sardine), shiitake mushrooms. Daily 10 mins exposure to sunlight between 12-2 pm with both hands & legs exposed. Resistance/weight bearing exercise (walking/yoga) supplementation can be included as per the prescription of the health professional.
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I hv thyroid problem. And I'm also suffering from over weight and irregular periods. In addition joint pain also. I hv my last periods on 23 june I didn't hv my periods yet.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I hv thyroid problem.
And I'm also suffering from over weight and irregular periods.
In addition joint pain also.
I h...
If you are on treatment for hypothyroidism, then tsh should be be around 3 to 4 mu/l, to get rid od all symptoms as well as efforts to reduce weight to succeed. Even regular periods will be seen if tsh level is maintained as mentioned. So please see that your tsh is in that range. Thanks.
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I have tyep 2 diabetes and passing sugar from urine write a good medicine of high blood sugar.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I have tyep 2 diabetes and passing sugar from urine write a good medicine of high blood sugar.
Mr. lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. If you have T2 DM, then you need to take proper medication, plus restricted diet and also do regular exercise for over 1 hour a day for achieving good control and reduce passing glucose from urine. To decide what medication can be given I need to know fasting, PP blood glucose levels, HbA1c%, dietary pattern and extent of daily exercise and if any medication is being taken now. In this communication we are supposed to give only general guidelines, no prescriptions can be written. So it is better if you come in a private conversation with all the above details then I will be give specific advise and prescribe the drugs. Thanks.
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My husband is 37 and he is having uric acid now as 9.3 two months before it was 8.44 he took ziloric tablet after one month's check up his reading was 5.4 he stopped zoric. Yesterday he got severe pain left side of stomach and was taken to doctor. Did blood and urine tests everything was normal except uric acid it is 9.3 what to do now any problem with him anything serious.

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
riya, nothing to worry at all, take tab febutaz 1tab od for 15 days, avoid protein diet, milk and its product, paneer, cheese, non veg etc.drink 3-4 liter of water daily, morning walk for 1 hr daily, it will help you. Thanks
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Is it good to consume FENUGREEK Whole to treat diabetes. Can Karela juice in morning is beneficial for Diabetic. Can these both be taken entire year (summer and winter)

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
Is it good to consume FENUGREEK Whole to treat diabetes.
Can Karela juice in morning is beneficial for Diabetic.
Can ...
Both these are said to help diabetic patients however it is best to take medicines alongside. Because there is no conclusive proof as to how much these remedies can reduce your sugar levels. If you find your sugar levels dropping, you can reduce medicines.
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when people suffering from diabetic there is a kind of weakness occur in the body . what should we take in this situation ?

Certification in Diabetes Educators Program, Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
when people suffering from diabetic there is a kind of weakness occur in the body . what should we take in this situa...
If you manage your diet well and eat proteins like egg, fish, chicken or paneer or beans, then your protein requirements will be taken care off. With every meal eat a little bit of protein. Lower the amount of starches from your meals and add healthy oils like ghee, cold pressed coconut oil, cold pressed til oil. If at all you want to supplement then you can use whey protein powder.
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I am 52 years old I am suffering from diabetes apox 12 years my main problem is neoropeth lower side of my legs feel very burning and 15 present since less.

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
Endocrinologist, Delhi
I am 52 years old I am suffering from diabetes apox 12 years my main problem is neoropeth lower side of my legs feel ...
Hello lybrate-user-patients of diabetes very commonly develop neuropathy due to the long-standing nature of the disease. Neuropathy is a disorder in which the nerves start to behave erratically sending signals to the brain without the stimulus when it is called neuropathy with positive symptoms - the symptoms being burning, tingling, pins and needles, tearing in the skin etc or it could be a situation in which the nerves stop sending signals to the brain when it is neuropathy with negative symptoms- the negative symptoms being numbness, lifelessness, emptiness etc. You have a neuropathy with positive symptoms. There are two ways it has to be treated. Firstly we would like to give you relief by giving you some neuropathy medicines. Secondly we would like to give you some medicines so that the progression of this neuropathy stop at your nerves can recover from this trouble. But most importantly in all this process you have to ensure that you take proper medication so that your blood sugar remains normal. Everything hinges upon the fact that your blood sugar is normal. Without a proper control of blood sugar no matter how much you try to cure this neuropathy- things will not improve at the basic level.
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