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Dr. Ravikiran

Endocrinologist, Chennai

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Dr. Ravikiran is an experienced Endocrinologist in R A Puram, Chennai. He is currently practising at Agada Diabetics Care in R A Puram, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Ravikiran on Lybrate.com.

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Whether Borderline sugar person can consume sweet potato, fruits - banana & mango, Dark chocolates above 75%cocoa, Artificial sweeteners etc.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Whether Borderline sugar person can consume sweet potato, fruits - banana & mango, Dark chocolates above 75%cocoa, Ar...
lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. A person in pre-diabetes state has to adapt a modified lifestyle, if he wants to postpone developing diabetes or preventing it. That means he should refrain from sweets, pastries, bakery items, foods made from maida, fruits like mango, banana, chikkoo, grapes. Dark chocolate is supposed to be good but without sugar in it. In your case with a BMI of 28.4 kgs/M2 (normal <23 kgs/M2), with a good deal of excess weight, you need to be more careful. Reason being one of the main cause for precipitating diabetes is excess weight second is inactivity. Thanks.
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I am 66 years old male. I take meds for diabetes, Gluconorm G1 (for BS) and amlopres L and amlopres 5 (for BP) one each everyday since 3 yrs. I suffer badly from sneezing and runny nose almost everyday since many years. Kindly advise remedy. THANKS.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I am 66 years old male. I take meds for diabetes, Gluconorm G1 (for BS) and amlopres L and amlopres 5 (for BP) one ea...
Gargle to keep from getting a sore throat.Take only lukewarm water to drink during the day -Use saline nasal sprays or nasal irrigation. -Tablet nasorest-p once/twice daily may ease breathing. -Do steam inhalation once or twice daily.
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I was diagnosed with dm 2 about two years back. Iam on amaryl-m1 bd & has hba1c of 7. I started feeling extra sensation under the feet, heaviness in foot, leg, thighs from about a month or two, some pain in hip area and finally difficulty in lifting one leg about 2 weeks days back along with knee weakness in one leg although other leg has been affected to a lesser extent till date. I never experienced very sharp pain & 2 weeks back had mild pain in my buttocks for about a week. The loss of movement in the 2 directions direction in the leg & knee weakness was quite quick about 10-12 days back. Now I do not feel any pain but had some falls primarily on account of knee weakness or weakness in right leg. Mri scan, ct scan were ok but problem was reported in nerve conduction test in both legs but mainly in right leg. Was diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy or diabetic amyotrophy which correlates with my overall symptoms. Doctor put me on 8 day course of prednisone (40mg-10mg) with insulin. My sugar with amaryl m1 as on now is under control & I take light food with reasonable physical activity & sugar levels now seems to be ok 92 fasting /140 pp. Also started visiting a physiotherapist from today. As of know there is appears to be some improvements in my walking (can walk 15-20 min at a stretch inside home) though weakness in one leg & knee persist. I cannot drive due to difficulty in movement of my right leg when trying to move it sideways while sitting. It is also not possible to lift the right leg against gravity when laying down though backward lifting & movement on sideways when lying on one side are intact. Have been prescribed pregaba m 75 (hs, neurkind+. Have no pain of any type. My questions 1) has peripheral neuropathy reached a plateau ie. Stopped or not 2) is pregabalin needed in my case as I have no pain, i. E. Whether it play a role in nerve regeneration or is overall beneficial in such situation 3) can I expect improvement in my right leg in 1-2 months time with sugar control & exercises.

Diploma in Family Medicine, Fellowship in Diabetology, Diploma in Diabetology, FCCP, MBBS
General Physician,
I was diagnosed with dm 2 about two years back. Iam on amaryl-m1 bd & has hba1c of 7. I started feeling extra sensati...
1. Peripheral neuropathy is a on going process even in normal individuvals as age advances due to deficiency of vitamins mainly b12 2. In your case pregabalin is needed for some time 3. Nerve regeneration is impossible for anyone 4. Definitely you can expect improvement in the right leg in 1-2 months with good control of sugar & exercises.
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Please guide home remedy for thyroid (Hypo). Suffering From last 5 yrs and reports are normal. Please guide for diet to take and permanent cure.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Please guide home remedy for thyroid (Hypo). Suffering From last 5 yrs and reports are normal. Please guide for diet ...
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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I am 30 yrs old single woman. I have hypothyroidism. I am on medication (currently on thyronorm 100mcg) for last 11-12 yrs. I have irregular periods & it lasts for 2-3 days. I was diagnosed with pcos & was given metformin 500. Currently I am not taking metformin. Can you suggest me what should I do?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 30 yrs old single woman. I have hypothyroidism. I am on medication (currently on thyronorm 100mcg) for last 11-1...
Go for walk daily . Avoid stress. Some Relax during work. 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,
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I am suffering from hypothyroidism and my menstrual cycle is becoming weak every month it gets over in 2 days please help me.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
I am suffering from hypothyroidism and my menstrual cycle is becoming weak every month it gets over in 2 days please ...
Hello, please get a tsh level done and possibly you are still uncontrolled and might require thyroxine supplementation.
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I am 26 years old female. I was having thyroid problem in past. Now my T3 and T4 are normal but my TSH is little high. Is it OK or I still have Thyroid. I have deficiency in iron because of which my hair are thin. Now my hair have started turning grey. I have heard about blackstarp molasses that it will reverse my greying process. Is it ok to consume.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am 26 years old female. I was having thyroid problem in past. Now my T3 and T4 are normal but my TSH is little high...
Hello, There is slight increase in TSH levels which indicate borderline Hypothyroidism. Due to hypothyroidism, the hairloss occurs as well as greying of hair also takes place. So, keep taking medication as per advised by your physician. Medication: For premature greying and hairloss, you can take homoeopathic medicines - Weisbaden 200/ twice daily and Kali Phos. 6x/ once at night only. Take them for 4 weeks, then get back to me.
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I am diabetic recently. I don' t know what steps to take to stop it. Can you please help me

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
Hi, great, you just detected now finding for your health, now u can plan better for u, be courageous to accept n deal it with authentic support of family n friends.
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I am suffering from diabetic. I take to every morning and evening glimestar pm2 and BGR 34 .But have suspected this both medicine . One is alopathic and other is ayurvedic.

MD - Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lucknow
I am suffering from diabetic. I take to every morning and evening glimestar pm2 and BGR 34 .But have suspected this b...
There is no problem in taking both together. If your sugar level not controlled even after taking these medicine then necessary to consult your doctor. Ayurveda better help you for controlling the sugar level and also prevent from complication of diabetes like diabetic retinopathy nephropathy neuropathy etc. Diet management is must in this disease, regular exercise and walking yoga pranayam etc.
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I am 54 yr male. On 25.4.2014 my random fasting and pp sugar level was 165, 125 and 180. Should I visit a doc? I have started walking 1 hour morning and half hour evenings. No other complaint till now.

Fellowship in Diabetes Management, MBBS
General Physician,
You will never have complaints with diabetes, until you develop complications, and thats why many diabetes people ignore this disease or don't take it seriously. Diabetes is silent killer, and it kills slowly if not controlled, obviously you should see a doc and start your rx. Do your hba1c.
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My mom has been suffering from diabetes for the past 5 years and before 2 years she has been facing thyroid problem when she got it the range was 9.59 from the range of 0.30 to 5.5 then the range was in total control 0.23, the thyroid was in control but the moment she left having medicines of thyroid now the range is 15.2 I wanna know is there a way to get total cure from thyroid because she fed up of having tablets yes she takes diabetes pills regularly but suggest some way to get cured from thyroid thank you.

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
My mom has been suffering from diabetes for the past 5 years and before 2 years she has been facing thyroid problem w...
Please understand that Thyroid medicines are for life. There is no permanent cure available for this problem. She will have to take these medicines forever. Just ask her to treat these pills as friends for life. Just like taking roti and dal. These medicine also can be taken. Her weight is also high. She needs to reduce it else her sugar levels will go out of control. Follow these rules for diabetic diet. 1. Eat every two hours mini meals. Don't eat big meals. Take more green vegetables/salads. 2. Eat whole grain food/grains like ragi, wheat, jowar instead of refined grains like maida/ sooji/ white bread etc. 3. Reduce foods with high GI Index like potato, white rice, banana, mango. 4. Avoid all forms of simple sugars like Colas, juices, sweets, cakes, biscuits, pizzas, noodles etc. 5. Eat daily fruits with low/medium GI index like apple, guava, mosambi, orange. 6. Eat lot of proteins like dals, sprouts, egg, chicken etc with every minimeal. 7. Drink lot of water. One glass every hour. 8. Do at least 30-45 mins of exercise everyday.
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I have type 2 diabetic for last 10 years. I am taking t vobit1 morning and night before meal and jalra m before lunch. Still my sugar level fasting 135 mg dl and 200 after 2 hours of meal. Kindly advice.

BHMS
Homeopath, Secunderabad
I have type 2 diabetic for last 10 years. I am taking t vobit1 morning and night before meal and jalra m before lunch...
Please do not panic. Please understand that diabetes will stay with you life long, so it's more pragmatic to accept it gracefully and focus on managing it very thoughtfully by adopting a very healthy lifestyle. I hope you appreciate the role of the doctor and medicines are limited and so its all the more important that you take good care of your health by following a disciplined life consistently. Over the last 10 years you could manage it, so in future also it can be managed efficiently provided you have the will power and right knowledge. It is acceptable normally that the medicines which had worked for your earlier may not be efficient now. What is required is to change the dosage or the medicines or line of treatment depending upon the present situation. Your diabetologist would do that for you. Just have patience and follow up with the doctor regularly. Please do some yoga and pranayama as it has the potential to transform your internal mechanism and bring harmony within the body. Please see that you exercise everyday (go slow if you are not habituated to it ). Relax your mind as worrying can disturb the equilibrium and indirectly affect the sugar control. Your blood sugar levels are not so bad, it can be fine-tuned. Trying to bring it to perfect control levels like non - diabetics is dangerous and irrational. If needed you can add Homeopathy to your existing medications to help your body overcome the effects of diabetes. A detailed case history is necessary for that. You can contact me if you need it.
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I am a diabetic patient and taking insulin two times daily 12/08 unit. Any side effect?

MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I am a diabetic patient and taking insulin two times daily 12/08 unit. Any side effect?
Keep your blood sugar under good control otherwise complications may develop the only side effect of insulin is hypoglycemia that is your blood sugar may drop so keep a watch on this otherwise it is an excellent drug.
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What is the range of difference in reading of blood sugar taken at home on glucometer and in the lab?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
What is the range of difference in reading of blood sugar taken at home on glucometer and in the lab?
On glucometer we are measuring capillary sugar value and in lab we are measuring venous sugar value and we expect a difference of twenty points.
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I am a 27yr old female and I hve thyriod pronlm and my mansis is nt regular. When I tak medicine thn mensis is coming otherwise nt. M suffering ths problm about 10 years. And in past days have cyst problm which is removed. What should I do?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am a 27yr old female and I hve thyriod pronlm and my mansis is nt regular. When I tak medicine thn mensis is coming...
IN HYPOTHYROIDISM:--- 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 may help,
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I am 30 years old. I have pcod. My sugar level during fasting is 102 and after 2 hrs is 138. Am I in pre diabetes stage?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am 30 years old. I have pcod. My sugar level during fasting is 102 and after 2 hrs is 138. Am I in pre diabetes stage?
Your fasting sugar levels both fbs and pp are within normal limits. There are not of pre- diabetic level yet. (fbs 108 to 125 mg and pp 141 to 199 mg/100 ml are pre- diabetes levels). But it is better to be cautious, do regular exercise and also take a healthy balance diet. That will be good, as it will help maintain normal weight.
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I am diabetic. Need some suggestions to get control my sugar levels. I go for walk regular. Maintain v well myself. But even though sugar level fluctuates. I need some suggestion of food diet to main the levels.

MSc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
I am diabetic. Need some suggestions to get control my sugar levels. I go for walk regular. Maintain v well myself. B...
If you have diabetes, then you need to be careful with certain foods such as following: 1) fruits like mangoes, banana, chikoo, litchi and grapes 2) vegetables like patoato, sweetpatato, arbi etc 3) cereals like corns, suji and rice and 4) nuts like dates, raisins food items you should avoid includes sugar, jaggery, honey and maida or white flour. Include more vegetables and fibre in your diet and have protein based snacks like roasted chana or sprouts or egg whites. Methidana pani also heps in lowering blood sugars, so try drinking it early morning.
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Sir I have sugar so please tell me what eating sweet day to day I like to eat sweet please tell me sir.

MBBS
General Physician, Chennai
Sir I have sugar so please tell me what eating sweet day to day I like to eat sweet please tell me sir.
try sweets which are sugarfree many are available in the market take sweets with jaggery it may be better
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Diabetes runs in my husband's family. I want to prevent him from this disease as long as I can. Is there some thing I can do to keep his sugar in check.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Diabetes runs in my husband's family. I want to prevent him from this disease as long as I can. Is there some thing I...
Yes, Daily exercise of 40 minutes keeps body healthy and you can keep sugar in check. Secondly, eat a healthy diet - Do not eat fried, junk and white foods. Eat whole grains and fresh fruits and vegetables.
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