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Dr. Ravikiran

Endocrinologist, Chennai

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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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I have a uric acid problem what type of diet should I take? And what type of diet I don't take.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
1. Avoid protein rich diets like mutton, egg, fish, sea food (sardines)/prawn 2. Avoid pulses, lentill, mushrooms, green leafy vegetablles like broccoli, cauli flower, 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
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MMed -Family Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Thoothukudi
One of the complications of imbalance in thyroid hormones is hair loss. Once you get your treatment to regulate thyroid hormone levels, the hair loss problem should resolve by itself. Besides, you can also do a few things to deal with thyroid induced hair loss.
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What causes Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and what is the best method of treatment? Can iodine help this condition?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Mr. Lybrate-user, hashimoto's thyroiditis (ht), is an autoimmune disease, where our own immune cells produce antibodies against thyroid secreting cells destroying the the hormone secreting cells leading to hypothyroidism. There are antibodies seen against thyroid peroxidase enzyme. (anti tpo abs). Plus there is infiltration of lymphocytes in thyroid cells, making the gland firm and globulated. One of the causes for ht is supposed to be excess iodine intake due to iodinated salt. Treatment is to supplement thyroxine hormone regularly. This is the main cause of thyroid deficiency in usa. Iodine has no role in the treatment of ht.
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I am 28 year old male having diabetes more than 500 but there is no problem to me like eye pain etc what to do now.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Chennai
I am 28 year old male having diabetes more than 500 but there is no problem to me like eye pain etc what to do now.
Hi, Blood sugar may fluctuate for many reasons like food, activity etc. Please make sure that your test was done accurately and do a test again after a week. Consult a doctor before making any conclusion, it can be a technical glitch in your report. But if your blood sugar is high don't leave it unattended. Please note that most of the people are diagnosed with diabetes when blood test is done for some other diseases. Diabetes may not show any evident symptoms for a long time but will be putting extra load on vital organs like kidneys, liver etc. It is always better to prevent diseases than curing them later.
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Sir mare mumy ko sugar hai koi achi se dwai btao jisse unka sugar control me rhe.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Noida
Sir mare mumy ko sugar hai koi achi se dwai btao jisse unka sugar control me rhe.
Get following test done for your mother and review with reports 1. FBS, PP Blood sugar 2. HBA1C 3. KFT 4 Urine R/M Diabetes is managed By Diet control Antidiabetic Medication Lifestyle changes There are many class of Antidiabetic medicines are available consult Diabetologist for further management
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My dad is a diabetic patient but he do drink alcohol. Is it harmful for his health? How can I convince him not to drink. Even he is not taking proper medicines. He is repeating same tables.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My dad is a diabetic patient but he do drink alcohol. Is it harmful for his health? How can I convince him not to dri...
alcohol in any quantity is bad for health in a normal person and more so in a person with diabetes. Plus taking regular treatment for diabetes is a must. Please understand diabetes is just not increase in sugar, it affects every single organ in the body like eyes (retina- leading to blindness), affects blood vessels supplying lower limbs and heart, leading to ulcers on the non healing on foot, going up to amputation, coronary artery disease causing silent heart attacks, kidney damage and neuropathy. So controlling blood sugar effectively is absolutely essential as well as avoiding alcohol consumption. Alcohol affects liver, patient fail to recognise hypoglycemia, affects stomach causing gastritis. Talk to him about these things, may get convinced. Thanks for the question.
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I am 69 years old diabetic type II, hypertension and ckd IIIa patient. My sugar and BP is under control with medicines. Two white spot around 1 cm dia have appeared, one on neck and other on lower part of right leg. Do I need to meet skin specialist.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I am 69 years old diabetic type II, hypertension and ckd IIIa patient. My sugar and BP is under control with medicine...
Hello, lybrate user, yes it can be assessed, locally, or rewing your image of affected part to begine homoeo medication, please. Tk care.
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Hello, I have removed thyroid glands in 1991 and now on thyroxine and I am getting stressed is it due to thyroxine and also suffering from diabetes.

DNB (Endocrinology), MD - General Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Ludhiana
Hello, I have removed thyroid glands in 1991 and now on thyroxine and I am getting stressed is it due to thyroxine an...
You need to continue thyroxin and keep monitoring tsh. For diabetes start lifestyle management, diet control (avoid fried, sweets, bakery, juices) and start exercise. If still uncontrolled then consult again.
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I have diabetes. Please sugest me the appropriate treatment and diet so that it do not get more severe with time. Sometime I also suffer suffocation uneasiness in breathing. Is it due to my diabetes problem only?

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, B.Sc Home Science (hons)
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Ludhiana
I have diabetes. Please sugest me the appropriate treatment and diet so that it do not get more severe with time. Som...
Hello for diabetes you can make a homade powder, its very beneficial in keeping blood sugar levels normal. Ingredients required: almonds - 50 whole black pepper - 50 neem leaves dry - 50 green elaichi - 50 bhunna channa - 125g grind above to fine powder take 1 tsp after breakfast and 1 tsp before dinner uneasiness in breathing can be due to overweight or low iron levels. You need to check for it. If overweight you need to do exercise and take healthy balanced diet
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Respected Doctor, I am diabetic from last 5years. First I have psoriasis on my hands when cure for this without knowingly I affected by diabetes. In 2011 when weakness occurs to me then I diagnosed that I have fasting sugar 200. In 2013I met with an accident then taking antibiotics I again affected by psoriasis. From 2013 onwards I again affected by psoriasis till date. Whenever I go for treat psoriasis my sugar levels go up. I want to know what's the relation between psoriasis and diabetes and how I overcome this disease. There is no any benefits to me by taking karela, neem, jamun, methinks etc. My sugar levels still 200 at fasting. I take glimepiride 2mg and metformin 1000mg two times daily I. E. Morning and evening. Please suggest.

PG Dip (Dietetics n Applied nutrition), Msc.in Nutrition n dietetics, Post graduate Certificate (Diabetes Education)
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Jamnagar
Respected Doctor, I am diabetic from last 5years. First I have psoriasis on my hands when cure for this without knowi...
Hello! take care of your diet first. Take small meals in every 3-4 hr. Regular interval. Avoid sweet n sugar also honey n jaggery, fried foods, ready to eat foods, preserved foods n simple carb like maida. Take whole grain cereals in limitation, lot of veggies, 150-200gm fruit (not juice. Go for a dietitian. Don't skip breakfast n take a small portion of milk or product or any whole grain cereal before bed time. Do 30min of exercise a day. It will help you for managing fasting sugar level.
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Myths & Facts About Infertility

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Myths & Facts About Infertility

There are some commonest misconceptions about infertility and these misconceptions should be eliminated as soon as possible so that the actual facts can be known. There are many online sites where you can find detailed information on the scientific explanations regarding infertility and you can follow them.

List of myths and facts regarding infertility:

1. Myth: The menstrual cycle of a woman is for 28 days.
Fact: Normal cycle ranges between 21 to 36 days.

2. Myth: A woman can have pregnancy on the day one of menstrual cycle.
Fact: The released eggs remain viable for almost 12-14 hours and a woman can get pregnant after an intercourse done two days after ovulation and five days before ovulation.

3. Myth: Infertility occurs due to stress.
Fact: Ovulation can surely get delayed due to hormone suppression, but infertility does not occur due to stress.

4. Myth: Sperms stay active for few hours.
Fact: Sperms stay alive at least for five days.

5. Myth: Men with a higher sexual drive will have a normal sperm count.
Fact: There is no relation in between fertility and virility. Sometimes, it has been found that men having a higher sex drive do not produce sperms.

6. Myth: Women have to wait for three months to conceive after stopping the usage of contraceptive pills.
Fact: As soon as a woman stops pill usage, hormonal levels go back to normal condition, as a result of which ovulation begins immediately.

7. Myth: Only females have infertility troubles.
Fact: Both women and men suffer from infertility troubles as per the current scientific studies.

8. Myth: Ovulation occurs in a woman on the 14th day of menstrual cycle.
Fact: Ovulation can be calculated by counting 14 days backwards from the past menstrual cycle's last day.

9. Myth: Daily sex can increase conceiving chances.
Fact: During ovulation, having sex each day, especially in between 12 to 16th day of the cycle can be the best timing.

10. Myth: Fertility troubles occur at 35.
Fact: Peak fertility timing in a woman's life is 20 and this might continue until late 30s. Fertility troubles might even arrive at a younger age. With age, conception chances get declined, especially after 35.

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I am 35 and have thyroid since 2006. Have some symptoms since last 3 years. All reports are normal. Can somebody cute my thyroid forever without medication?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 35 and have thyroid since 2006. Have some symptoms since last 3 years. All reports are normal. Can somebody cute...
Take diet in hypothyroidism are as 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. This diet plan can reduced over weight also.
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Sir my mom have regularly acidity problem and have high bp also. What will I do for her acidity prob.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Sir my mom have regularly acidity problem and have high bp also. What will I do for her acidity prob.
A high uric acid level can be caused when your body either produces too much uric acid or your kidneys don't eliminate uric acid rapidly enough. A high uric acid level may cause increasingly frequent attacks of gout, or it may never cause problems. A high uric acid level may also cause some people to develop kidney stones or kidney failure. And some people with a high uric acid level also develop high blood pressure, heart disease or chronic kidney disease, but it's often unclear whether this is a direct cause or merely an early warning sign of these conditions. Factors that may cause a high uric acid level in your blood include: Diuretic medications (water pills),Drinking too much alcohol,Genetics (inherited tendencies),hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid),Immune-suppressing drugs,Niacin, or vitamin B-3, obesity,psoriasis, Purine-rich diet — organ meat, game meat, anchovies, herring, gravy, dried beans, driedpeas, mushrooms and other foods Renal insufficiency — inability of the kidneys to filter waste Tumor lysis syndrome — a rapid release of cells into the blood caused by certain cancers or by chemotherapy for those cancers,Also, you may be monitored for high uric acid levels when undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment for cancer. Avoid protein diets, avoid more milk products. bad habits , fast food/fat/oily,salty foods. Coffee, smoking, alcohol intake. Non-veg., take whole grain,oats,green veg.,plenty of water in day time, 1 glass of water at night before bed.Take tab. Zyloric 100 mg once a day.Take tab. Bencid 500 mg once a day. Tab. Ulracet sos or tab. Naprosyn 500 mg once a day or sos for pain in joints.
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Hello. Has diabetes from past 5-6 years no family background has diabetes. He is suffering from Muscular dystrophy from past 10-12 years he can't walk or stand only sitting and sleeping no exercise has more he will control in food and also from past 3-4 months he is not using white rice for his food he is intaking (foxtail Millet) and also taking tab Glynase MF morning and night from past 2-3 years approx please suggest him to control the sugar level correctly food items to in take not to intake. Sugar level (Fasting Blood 181 mg/dl- Urine Trace. Post Blood 297 mg/dl- Urine 0.5%) In this test the post sugar level has increased on last tests it was post <200.

M. sc Psychology, BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Hello. Has diabetes from past 5-6 years no family background has diabetes. He is suffering from Muscular dystrophy fr...
He can take Jawar rotis&Pulkas daily with large Q of Vegetables curry. Let him take more water. That too in morning with empty stomach, 2-4glasses of luke warm water&in whole day minimum 3 litres suggested. Sprouts without salt but pepper powder can b added. Avoid red chillies or that powder&Use green chillies in that place. Let him take daily 10-12 Soaked Fenu greek seeds in morning with empty stomach, which shows good effect on Sugar levels. &in the same way, Consumption of Methi leaves also should be increased. These are all few tips. In Homeo, There r good remedies. For further help, try to consult.
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What are the appropriate measures to be taken for a diabetic person in order to control his diabetes without having medicines.

MD - General Medicine, Diploma in Diabetology
General Physician,
What are the appropriate measures to be taken for a diabetic person in order to control his diabetes without having m...
Diet rich in fiber, like whole grains veg, fruits. Regular exercise, avoid stress. Yoga is very helpful.
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Hi, if total thyroxine-12.1, TSH-2.28, Blood urea nitrogen- 5.5. If there is any abnormality in this values. Please let me know the reason.

PGP In Diabetologist, Fellowship in non-invasive Cardiology, MD - Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Delhi
Hi, if total thyroxine-12.1, TSH-2.28, Blood urea nitrogen- 5.5. If there is any abnormality in this values. Please l...
No, your reports are near normal except total thyroxine levels which is borderline high. Get an free t3 and free t4 along with tsh levels next time to rule out any thyroid disorder.
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My father is 43 years old. He have high sugar. Since 1 year. To decrease what shall I do.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My father is 43 years old. He have high sugar. Since 1 year. To decrease what shall I do.
To give any advise I should get some more information like - fasting and pp sugar levels, hba1c%, weight and height and level of physical activity daily and dietary habits. Since he has confirmed diabetes, treatment with anti diabetic drugs shoul be started immediately. In addition he should exercise for more than 1 h every day. He should avoid sweets, direct sugar, deep fried foods and fruits like mango, banana, chikkoos, and grapes. Try and maintain his weight near normal for his height. (ideal body weight = height in cms - 100 x 0.9 = kgs). Consume more green vegetables, salads and complex carbs. If you want any specific advise please come in a private conversation with all the details.
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I am 41 yr old Female. I am sufferings from last 2 yrs thyroid problem. What should I do?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 41 yr old Female. I am sufferings from last 2 yrs thyroid problem. What should I do?
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 can help,
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Pz suggest me some interesting yoga or exercise which I can do regularly. Recently im diagnosis with diabetic and tgl. My weight is also more. But feel bore n lazy to do exercise.

CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
Endocrinologist,
Pz suggest me some interesting yoga or exercise which I can do regularly. Recently im diagnosis with diabetic and tgl...
lybrate-userji, There is no exercise or asana which is "interesting" Exercise and yoga asanas are both need self motivation and dedication, to do regularly. Simplest of all exercises is brisk walking. Otherwise it is better if you join a gym and do workouts under the guidance of a professional trainer. Plus if you have diabetes, then taking appropriate medication is most vital. Blood glucose should be maintained: Fasting closer to 100 mg, PP 150 to 160 mg & HbA1c%<6.8. If one has excess weight then that is a triger for diabetes. Apart from drugs, diet and weight reduction with exercise is equally important. Thanks.
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