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Dr. Ravikiran

Endocrinologist, Chennai

500 at clinic
Dr. Ravikiran Endocrinologist, Chennai
500 at clinic
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My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well....more
My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well.
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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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Sir, I am 32 years old male. My bp is normal and blood sugar level is also normal. I was passing happy married life but now I have performance related stress. I can't keep my erection more than 2 min. After taking manforce I can keep my erection up to 4 hours but view side effects I am not really interested for these medicine. Sir please guide.

MD - Alternative Medicine
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Sir, I am 32 years old male. My bp is normal and blood sugar level is also normal. I was passing happy married life b...
Hello, not to worry, we care 2 gms of ashwaganha powder mix with 1 tsp of cow's ghee to be taken twice a day apply almond oil on external male genital organ to strenghte the local nerve stay healthy.
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Hello sir I am suffering from diabetes from last few years. My age is 26. And now my diabetic level is around 180. What should I do to decrease my diabetic level. Please give me suggestions to decrease my diabetic level. It is a hereditary disease. My father and mother are also having this.

MBBS, DNB, Diploma Dyslipidemia, CCEBDM, CCMTD
General Physician, Gurgaon
Hello sir I am suffering from diabetes from last few years. My age is 26. And now my diabetic level is around 180. Wh...
Lybrate-user it will be advisable if you can revert with the list of medicines, your last hba1c levels. You have to understand that to keep diabetes under control regular exercise, diet modification and proper medication is key to treatment. There is some element of genetic transfer of this but still with a good life style we can control this.
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What are symptoms causes of diabetes?

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician,
What are symptoms causes 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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Sir she is pregnant &suffering from pregnancy diabetes .6 month ago she's lost her baby and then she is 4 months pregnant. So future me baby ki delivery normally ache se ho uske liye kya precaution kiye pls suggest.

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Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Sir she is pregnant &suffering from pregnancy diabetes .6 month ago she's lost her baby and then she is 4 months preg...
160-170 blood sugars are high and with previous loss more vogorous treatment is needed we can give oral antidiabetic agents and monitor but a stict med regime is needed pl give a audio call for further treatment pl get hba1c and gtt done urgently.
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How to overcome persistent URIC ACID problem without taking any medicine. The recent blood test showed 8 whereas the maximum range is up to 7.6.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
How to overcome persistent URIC ACID problem without taking any medicine. The recent blood test showed 8 whereas the ...
Normal level are 2.4-6 mg/dl in male and in female and 3.4-7 mg/dl. High uric acid can cause gout, arthritis, kidney stone 1. Avoid protein rich diets like mutton, egg, fish, sea food (sardines)/prawn 2. Avoid pulses, lentill, mushrooms, green leafy vegetablles like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, spinach, beans, peas 3. Take fruits like apple, banana, orange, black cherry, lime etc 4. Drink plenty of water (8-10 glass) daily 5. Avoid alcohol and caffeinated drinks, excess sweets cakes/cookies 6. Reduce weight if overweight 7. Take medicine after consulting physician.
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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?

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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 and hashimoto's thyroiditis is an auto immune disease where we can control it with medication but not cure it completely.
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As said walking is best exercise for diabetic and that too for 35 minutes, whether the walk should be a brisk walk or do I need to walk fastly and is it necessary that I should also sweat during that walk and whether that walk can be at any time during the day or it has to be in morning only.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, Diploma in Food & Nutrition & Diabetic Educator , B.Sc. - Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
As said walking is best exercise for diabetic and that too for 35 minutes, whether the walk should be a brisk walk or...
Yes, walk is very good fod sugar patient .u will walk any time atleast 30 to 45 min. U will feel healthy that time you will do brisk walk. If you will feel tired that time you will do normal walk .but keep monitoring your sugar levels. Take plenty of fluids.
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I am diabetic and have blood pressure too what should be my diet asper that can you suggest.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore
I am diabetic and have blood pressure too what should be my diet asper that can you suggest.
Limit fat to 25%-35% of your total daily calories. Get no more than 7% of your daily calories from saturated fat, 10% or less from polyunsaturated fats, and up to 20% from monounsaturated fats (like plant oils or nuts). Keep carbs to 50%-60% of your daily calories. Aim for 20-30 grams of fiber each day. Allow 15% to 20% of your daily calories for protein. Cap cholesterol at less than 200 milligrams per day.
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I am diabetic since last 2 years. Now I have leg burning issue as well as lots of pain in legs. Also knee paining. Doctor found no pulse in legs. What are solutions for said issues.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am diabetic since last 2 years. Now I have leg burning issue as well as lots of pain in legs. Also knee paining. Do...
Mr. Lybrate-user, the problem could be damge to blood vessels supplying to lower limb. To confirm how serious is the problem it is essential to get a colour doppler test as well as angeiography of lower limb vessels. With that it is possible to asses the extent of blood supply. Plus it is vital to have excellent blood sugar control with fasting near 100 mg and pp 150 to 160 mg and hba1c% <7. You are very young, so get these investigations and consult a vascular surgeon along with your diabetologist.
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I am 58 years old. I have an erection problem last one year. I am diabetic and hyper. Taking med regularly. Hb1c is 6.8. Please guide me to improve.

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Physiotherapist, Dhanbad
I am 58 years old. I have an erection problem last one year. I am diabetic and hyper. Taking med regularly. Hb1c is 6...
Hi do not ire cat advise some very good medicine or suggestion for hp how to enhans naturaly, you should take one gass bit juice or pappya jiuce one glass more than one week hope your hb ultemetlly improove, also for hypertention adlate but befor take medicine get opinion your doctor, take this medecian empty stomach once a day ok
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Common Insulin Alternatives

DDF, FCCP, MD , MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Common Insulin Alternatives

Insulin is the most common treatment prescribed for people affected with diabetes. Diabetes is condition where high amounts of glucose prevail in the blood for an extended period of time. However, there are some drugs that offer an alternative to insulin in treating diabetes, which are:

  1. Liraglutide: Liraglutide is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) drug that causes the body to release greater amounts of insulin so as to facilitate the movement of glucose from the blood to the cells. People with type 2 diabetes generally use this treatment. It slows the digestion process and can cause symptoms of headache and nausea. 
  2. Pramlintide: It's an artificially produced version of amylin. It is taken by both type 1 and type 2 diabetic patients, facilitates slower digestion of food and therefore, controls release of sugar in the blood. It can cause tiredness and nausea.
  3. Dulaglutide:This treatment is for people affected with type 2 diabetes and it is administered once a week. It causes more insulin to be released and pass the glucose to the cells. It can cause loss of appetite, nausea and abdominal cramps as side effects.
  4. Albiglutide: This treatment facilitates pancreas to release insulin and limits the glucagon hormone production. It is used by type 2 diabetes patients who have not taken well to other treatments. The side effects are skin reaction, respiratory tract infection and nausea.
  5. Exenatide: It is a drug that causes pancreas to release insulin that facilitates movement of glucose to cells. It is a treatment for type 2 diabetes and it restricts release of glucagon in the body. The possible side effects are acidity, constipation and vomiting.

Related Tip: "Living Well with Type 2 Diabetes"

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Obesity and Diabetes

MBBS, Diploma in Diabetology, DDM, CCACCD
Diabetologist, Mumbai
Obesity and Diabetes

Diabetes is a complex group of diseases with a variety of causes. People with diabetes have high blood glucose, also called high blood sugar or hyperglycemia.

Diabetes is a disorder of metabolism, the way the body uses digested food for energy. The digestive tract breaks down carbohydrates, sugars and starches found in many foods, into glucose, a form of sugar that enters the bloodstream. Diabetes develops when the body doesn't make enough insulin or is not able to use insulin effectively, or both.

The two main types of diabetes are:

Type 1 Diabetes: Type 1 diabetes typically occurs in children and young adults, though it can appear at any age. In the past, type 1 diabetes was called juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus.

Heredity plays an important part in determining who is likely to develop type 1 diabetes. Genes are passed down from biological parent to child.

Type 2 Diabetes: Type 2 diabetes develops most often in middle-aged and older people who are also overweight or obese. The disease, once rare in youth, is becoming more common in overweight and obese children and adolescents. Type 2 diabetes is caused by a combination of factors, including insulin resistance, a condition in which the body's muscle, fat, and liver cells do not use insulin effectively.

Physical Inactivity, Obesity, and Diabetes: Physical inactivity and obesity are strongly associated with the development of type 2 diabetes. People who are genetically susceptible to type 2 diabetes are more vulnerable when these risk factors are present. About 80 percent of people with type 2 diabetes are overweight or obese.

An imbalance between caloric intake and physical activity can lead to obesity, which causes insulin resistance and is common in people with type 2 diabetes. Central obesity, in which a person has excess abdominal fat, is a major risk factor not only for insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes but also for heart and blood vessel disease, also called cardiovascular disease (CVD). This excess belly fat produces hormones and other substances that can cause harmful, chronic effects in the body such as damage to blood vessels.

So, measuring your waist is a quick way of assessing your diabetes risk. This is a measure of abdominal obesity, which is a particularly high-risk form of obesity. Women have a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes if their waist measures 80cm (31.5 inches) or more. Asian men with a waist size of 89cm (35 inches) or more have a higher risk, as do white or black men with a waist size of 94cm (37 inches) or more.

Simple Steps to Lower Your Risk: Making a few lifestyle changes can dramatically lower the chances of developing type 2 diabetes. The same changes can also lower the chances of developing heart disease and other life taking cancers.

1. Control Your Weight: Being overweight increases the chances of developing type 2 diabetes seven-fold. Being obese makes you 20 to 40 times more likely to develop diabetes than someone with a healthy weight. Losing weight can help if your weight is above the healthy-weight range. Check your BMI. Losing 7 to 10 percent of your current weight can cut your chances of developing type 2 diabetes in half.

2. Get Moving and Turn Off the Television: Inactivity promotes type 2 diabetes. Working your muscles more often and making them work harder improves their ability to use insulin and absorb glucose. This puts less stress on your insulin-making cells.

3. Tune Up Your Diet: Four dietary changes can have a big impact on the risk of type 2 diabetes-

Choose whole grains and whole grain products over highly processed carbohydrates.

  • Skip the sugary drinks, and choose water, coffee, or tea instead.
  • Choose good fats instead of bad fats.
  • Limit red meat and avoid processed meat; choose nuts, whole grains, poultry, or fish instead.

If you are already suffering from diabetes, then do take a walk everyday and adopt healthy eating habits. Along with that relieve your stress and take proper doses of insulin or medications as prescribed by your doctor.

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I am a girl age 21 my weight is just 44. I am suffering from thyroid from last 3 years n my weight is decreasing rapidly. What kind of diet should I take which can increase my weight. N I have hair loss problem. What steps should I take.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, msc in dietetics & food service management
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Indore
I am a girl age 21 my weight is just 44. I am suffering from thyroid from last 3 years n my weight is decreasing rapi...
Take high calorie and high protein diet do excercise or walk regularly. Don't skip brkfst. With brkfst take 1 glass of milk n add 2 badam n 2 anjeer.
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Sir I am in diabetic since last 12 yrs. I am taking four different tablets for sugar. Insulin injection or tablet is better?

MBBS, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
Sir I am in diabetic since last 12 yrs. I am taking four different tablets for sugar. Insulin injection or tablet is ...
when tablets wont able to control your blood sugars then diabetologist will start insulin along with tablets.
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I am 45 years old man. I have diabetes for last 10 years and being used medicines. How to control without medicine? I do not have Blood pressure. Further, I do not have children. After concerned tests made, found that azoospermia. For this, I have used home medicine for 2 years and for 6 month used ayurved medicine. But, result 0. I need suggestion for all.

Diploma in Diabetology, Pregnancy & Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Prevention in Diabetes ,Thyroid
General Physician, Sri Ganganagar
I am 45 years old man. I have diabetes for last 10 years and being used medicines. How to control without medicine? I...
Please change your life style for diabetes means reduce wait to 70 kg. Diet = small frequent meal salad full plate before each meal. Roti miss without ghee 1-2 each time, chew well eat slowly. Take fruit in between meal. Brisk walking 30-60 min / day.
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Hi, I am having vitamin d3 and b12 deficiency and also thyroid is there is it safe to conceive.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Hi, I am having vitamin d3  and b12 deficiency and also thyroid is there is it safe to conceive.
yes..if your thyroid level is in normal range you can conceive. take regular consultation with gyne.doctor.
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Ayurveda, Chhatarpur
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He is a typ 2 diabetes patient from last 10 yrs, & we are looking for a nutritionist for him, for better health. Or else at least let us know what & how he should take on daily basis?

MBBS, CCEBDM
Diabetologist, Bangalore
He is a typ 2 diabetes patient from last 10 yrs, & we are looking for a nutritionist for him, for better health. Or e...
Hi His nutrition basically includes low calories, low carbohydrate, high fibre and high protein diet. Let him eat small meals at frequent intervals. Drink 2-3 litres of water a day. Avoid white rice, refined flour, sugar, excess salt, excess oil, bakery products, fruit juices. Have a cup of fruits as a snack and not with meals. Exercise regularly. Take lots of green tea without sugar.
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I am 59 years old and I suddenly break into sweat on my face, i am diabetic.

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Pediatrician,
I am 59 years old and I suddenly break into sweat on my face, i am diabetic.
Please check your fbs, 2 hr ppbs & hba1c and spot blood sugar when you go sweating ask, privately for prescription if you want.
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Anti-Bacterial, Anti-Viral- Neem Leaves.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Udupi
Anti-Bacterial, Anti-Viral- Neem Leaves.

Neem leaves stimulates the immune system, improves liver functionality, detoxifies the blood and promotes a healthy respiratory and digestive system.

It is famous as a malaria treatment and works for diabetes well. Neem leaves enhance biological functions by strengthening the immune system.

Due to its anti-viral activity, neem leaves are boiled and are used for bathing especially for those who are suffering from skin ailments. This provides respite to conditions such as eczema, cold sores and warts. It soothes inflammation by soothing itching and irritation.

Neem leaves also helps to remove intestinal parasites and restores healthy functioning of the intestine.

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