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Dr. Ravikiran

Endocrinologist, Chennai

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Dr. Ravikiran is an experienced Endocrinologist in Velachery, Chennai. You can consult Dr. Ravikiran at Dr. Ravikiran in Velachery, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Ravikiran on Lybrate.com.

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Hello doctor My father is heart and diabetic patient His left side of face is swelled after a boil near the lips same side We then saw his blood sugar level was 308 Can you suggest pls what shud be immediately done.

MBBS, fellowship in diabetology, pg diploma in diabetology
Diabetologist, Amreli
Dear lybrate-user, as your father is having sugar 308 mg/dl ,you should get it in normal level which is < 110 mg/dl in fasting for boil you can start higher antibiotics but first need to take sugar level Down for more you can consult diabetologist or endocrinologist regards hope it is helpful.
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My aunt is suffering from thyroid disease so what kind of food she eat or not eat please give answer.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Mr. Lybrate-user, if she has hypothyroidism, then following precautions should be taken: 1) avoid soy beans, soy containing products, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, radish, mustard, peanuts and coffee. 2) consume more of green leafy vegetables, salads and fruits. 3) use whole grain flour for making chapati and roti, no refined flour (maida). 4) avoid high fat milk products, 5) control overall caloric intake to match need based on ideal body weight (65 kgs. And extent of daily exercise.
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Sir my uncle has diabetes 10 years old please suggest me best company glucometer m.

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
Endocrinologist, Delhi
Best Glucometer is by Roche Company - Comes by the name of Accuchek - The latest being ACCUCHEK AVIVA.
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My friend has diabetes, and recently he has lost a lot of weight. I think he looks too think and am concerned about his health. Is this type of weight loss normal for a diabetic?

M.D. Internal Medicine
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
Weight loss in diabetes usually signifies uncontrolled diabetes. He probably needs to change/or adjust his anti diabetic medicine dosages he may improve faster with short course of insulin therapy (if he is not taking). Some times associated illness like hyperthyroidism, tuberculosis, hiv, cancer could also be responsible for weight loss. He may need investigation for same if no improvement in weight after diabetes control. He may improve faster if changes his diet to high protein, nutritionally rich diet if his all other reports are normal and he can improve to normal weight suitable for his height.
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Vaginal discharge with cheese like smell. I am diabetic but diabetes under control. Fasting 4.7 and pp 5.3.I have irregular periods. period comes after 8 days or 13 days after I take bath. Recurrent vaginal infection itching burning. I use vaginal cream and fungal treatment after that good for some days but comes again. Please help me.

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), PGDHHM, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
precautions also necessary with the medicinal treatment.you need to keep dry and clean vaginal portion.change under garments at least two to three times a day regularly.avoid taking oily,fried,spicy and junk foods.
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I am 24 years old suffering from disease a kind of obesity am 54 yrs I think I have thyroid but not sure I dnt find any symptoms of thyroid I have a bit menstrual problem I get my periods regularly but bleeding will remain only for two day I eat very less but my weight is increasing day by day. Firstly want to reduce my weight please give any solution.

FASNC, Dip. CBNC, DRM, MBBS
Nuclear Medicine Physician, Lucknow
Thyroid has nothing to do with weight gain! moreover, don't presume, get your thyroid profile tested, if you really have thyroid. It can be cured by medicines! 1.
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I am 43 year male I am diabetic patient please solve my problem. tell me the best way to control it?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
Best way to control diabetes is do regular exercise. Proper diet plan and medication like karela, jamun, methidana powder can be used. For proper medication please consult doctor.
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My dad has sugar problem and also creation problem is der any solution for that at home and he frequently feels hungry.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
if diabetes is well controlled all the symptoms like feeling more hungry or irritated can be reduced. A well controlled patient of diabetes should have fasting sugar closer to 100 mg, pp 150 to 160 mg/100 ml and hba1c% <7. If his diabetes is in control (with sugar as above), then all symptoms will be in check. Apart from appropriate drugs he should take a balanced but restricted diet and exercise daily for at least 1 hour. With best regards.
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I am suffering from Diabetes type 2 having PP 150. Not taking any medicine, not taking any sugar. Please advise how to reduce pp to normal naturally. How much is the normal reading.

MBBS, fellowship in diabetology, pg diploma in diabetology
Diabetologist, Amreli
Dear lybrate-user, your bmi is 27 you need to reduce your weight upto 62-63 kg check your FBS and HBA1c level. Normal value of PPBS is 140-170 mg/DL regards, hope it is helpful.
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Hi I'm 14 and weighing just 36. Can I take Calcarea phos 200 and alfalfa tonic to gain weight? If so in how much quantity I have to take these and what are the timings to take these? And please do tell me if Its helpful for gaining weight in how much months I can gain 10 kgs of weight. Please doctor answer to all my questions. Thank You.

Fellowship in Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery ( International), FNB - Minimal Access Surgery, MS - Surgery
Bariatrician, Jalandhar
Hi at this age I won't recommend any medicine to increase weight without you seeing a doctor. If your height is exactly 5 feet (as mentioned), then you are underweight. There may be an important reason for that which must be found before any medicine is started. So please visit a doctor near you. Thanks.
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After meal blood glucose comes 180 is it diabetes? And also I got trouble in inter course it is the effect of diabetes? I have not started take medicine of diabetes? Should I start diabetes medicine?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Yes it is and you check FBS, 2 HR PPBS and HbA1C and inform me. Diabetes affects all organs in the body – Eyes, kidneys, nerves, reproductive system all are affected, In fact, from toe to hair. For diabetic control, patient and doctor should be in constant touch for regular follow up and advice. The common symptoms are :-Both types of diabetes have some of the same tell-tale warning signs. Hunger and fatigue. Your body converts the food you eat into glucose that your cells use for energy. But your cells need insulin to bring the glucose in. If your body doesn't make enough or any insulin, or if your cells resist the insulin your body makes, the glucose can't get into them and you have no energy. This can make you more hungry and tired than usual. Urinating more often and being thirstier. The average person usually has to pee between four and seven times in 24 hours, but people with diabetes may go a lot more. Dry mouth and itchy skin. Because your body is using fluids to make pee, there's less moisture for other things. You could get dehydrated, and your mouth may feel dry. Dry skin can make you itchy. Blurred vision. Changing fluid levels in your body could make the lenses in your eyes swell up. They change shape and lose their ability to focus. Diabetes, often referred to by doctors as diabetes mellitus, describes a group of metabolic diseases in which the person has high blood glucose (blood sugar), either because insulin production is inadequate, or because the body's cells do not respond properly to insulin, or both. It is a difficult task to control blood sugar in the desired normal range. Whatever we eat is metabolised to sugar in the body to provide energy for our daily activities. For the absolute control, one has to monitor his / her blood sugar at regular intervals (Self-Monitoring of Blood glucose – SMBG). Though difficult, this can be done by a glucometer and keep a record. Get an idea of Fasting sugar (FBS) and 2 hours after food (PPBS), & HbA1C (inform me) and check before dinner and after every major food. The basic idea is to reduce the food intake to 1/3 of what you take now. The dictum of sugar control is diet, exercise, diet + medicine and at later stage medicine+ Insulin will be needed. There are different diet plans of varying calories for each person depending on his activity & life style. For diabetes, hypertension (high BP) and many long-term illness control there is the need for regular advice and follow up. Just one time consultation or advice is not enough to guide a diabetic in scientifically & medically correct manner. For giving you regular follow up you ask me with all details like your daily eating pattern and medicines you take. I assure you a proper guidance. If you keep in touch personally. Diet Plan For Diabetes FOOD ITEMAmountPROTEIN (gm)CALORIE (Kcal) EARLY MORNING Fenugreek seeds with 1 cup of water--- Tea (without sugar)1 cup435 Marie Biscuits2156 Breakfast Stuffed methi/palak /lauki paratha2 small7200 Curd50 gm (1 cup)330 OR Egg white / Paneer Bhurji1 medium bowl6130 Plain roti (no oil) 2 small3150 OR Vegetable poha/upama/oats/daliya1 soup bowl4.5230 MID MORNING Apple /guava/orange1-40 LUNCH Salad (10 mins before lunch)1 Medium bowl130 Capsicum + gobhi veg1 medium bowl185 Dal1 soup bowl6130 Phulka (no ghee)26175 EVENING Milk / green tea / herbal tea / lemon water1 cup235 Roasted chana + Muri1 cup585 DINNER Salad (10 mins before dinner)Phulka (no ghee24.5150 Lauki veg1 cup285 Curd1 cup330 LATE NIGHT Skim Milk (no sugar)1 glass4120 Total-49.51286.
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i have type 2 diabetes can it be cured, i take insulin injections metformin and glimpride tablets with eco sprin and cholosterol drugs

MBBS, MD - General Medicine
General Physician, Delhi
Hello, whats your sugar levels lipid levels .... any other problem like ...burning in urine , fatigue , giddineess... you can come for a personal conversation ..and share your concerns .... please paste your question there
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My father has a diabetic patient. His table of his dibatis is too high I want to control it.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
1.Do regular exercisem 2.Reduce weight if overweight 3Control diet 4.Avoid sweets, sugar/honey, excess calorie and carbohydrate rich diet, avoid all refined food like maida, pasta, starchy food like rice, potato,.include more fiber like pulse,green leafy vegetable, legume. Avoid sweetened fruit like banana,mango,litchi,chickoo,sapota,seethaphaljack fruit,grape etc.avoid white/polished rice, take unpolished rice like brown rice/wheat/Jowar/Ragi,moong and chana Dal. Avoid ghee/ butter./coconut oil/excess salt intake like papad/pickle. Avoid red meat.take fish/chicken. Avoid alcohol and carbonated drinks like soft drink 5.Adhere to a strict diabetic diet by consulting Dietitian 6.Monitor your fasting, PP blood sugar and Hba1c three monthly 7.Consult diabetologist for advice and treatment
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Taking of Lemon juice without sugar and salt early morning after walk beneficial for losing weight?

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
Water + lemon juice is beneficial as a good health drink. It has no effect on weight loss. Drinking a glass of water every hour will keep your stomach full, and body hydrated and keep your digestive system going well.
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I am 59 years old. Last 30 days I am suffering from cough, plum in chest. I am diabetic. Allopathy medicines yielded temporary reliefs but not cured completely. Pl suggest a remedy.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
If you have cough without sputum (sputum is a mixture of saliva and mucus coughed up from the respiratory tract), I would like to advise you to - 1. Take proper rest/ drink lot of fluids and take proper homemade food. 2. Do warm saline gargles 2-3 times a day for 2-3 days, if there is sore throat. 3. Take a cough syrup (grilinctus or banadryl) 10 ml three times a day for 2-3 days. 4. In case you also have headache, body-ache, or fever, take tablet paracetamol 500 mg after taking food. Maximum 3 tablets with gap of 8 hours can be taken in a day. If you have cough with sputum please follow - 1. Take proper rest/ drink hot fluids and take proper homemade food. 2. Take steamy showers, and use a humidifier. A hot shower can help a cough by loosening secretion in the nose. 3. Warm saline gargles 2-3 times a day for 2-3 days, if there is sore throat. 4. Syrup ambrodil - 1 teaspoonful three times a day for 3 days.
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