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Dr. Ravikiran

Endocrinologist, Chennai

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What are the symptoms of diabetes after age 48 yrs and what precautions we have to take?

CCMTD, CCEBDM, C.Diabetology, American Diabetes Association, DOMS, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
More than 60 percent of the people do not get any symptoms. So only way to get to know about diabetes is doing blood test.
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Im diabetic. I was put on insulin since I was and during lactation but now I wld like to switch to oral medicine as im not feeding the baby. Im taking humalog 25.8 units in the morning and 6 in the night and sugar levels are normal with fasting below 110 and PP below 130.

MBBS, CCEBDM
Diabetologist, Bangalore
Im diabetic. I was put on insulin since I was and during lactation but now I wld like to switch to oral medicine as i...
Hi There are many Diabetic oral medications that can be started for you but certain patient details like BMI, Recent blood tests are required to decide on that. However stopping insulin all of a sudden is not recommended, we can taper the insulin dose slowly and then stop it depending on your diabetes control.
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I am 39 year old suffering from uric acid problem from last five years. Iam taking fabuxtat 40 two times a day but suffering from pain. Please give me diet chart for the same to cure this problem.

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
General Physician, Delhi
You take less, animal protein, yeast extracts, avoid alcohol, please check your recent uric acid level and get back to me.
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My age 38 I am sugar patient and blood pressure 160 90 cholesterol total 168 hdl 29 ldl 109 triglycerides 256 I am using glasses 750 mg losnaram 50 mg lipcard 160 using now 2 month bp is now also 160 90 not coming down what to do.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
My age 38 I am sugar patient and blood pressure 160 90 cholesterol total 168 hdl 29 ldl 109 triglycerides 256 I am us...
Lifestyle changes can help you control and prevent high blood pressure, even if you're taking blood pressure medication. Here's what you can do: Eat healthy foods. Eat a healthy diet. Try the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet, which emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, poultry, fish and low-fat dairy foods. Get plenty of potassium, which can help prevent and control high blood pressure. Eat less saturated fat and trans fat. Decrease the salt in your diet. A lower sodium level — 1,500 milligrams (mg) a day — is appropriate for people 51 years of age or older, and individuals of any age who are black or who have hypertension, diabetes or chronic kidney disease. Otherwise healthy people can aim for 2,300 mg a day or less. While you can reduce the amount of salt you eat by putting down the saltshaker, you generally should also pay attention to the amount of salt that's in the processed foods you eat, such as canned soups or frozen dinners. Maintain a healthy weight. Keeping a healthy weight, or losing weight if you're overweight or obese, can help you control your high blood pressure and lower your risk of related health problems. If you're overweight, losing even 5 pounds (2.3 kilograms) can lower your blood pressure. Increase physical activity. Regular physical activity can help lower your blood pressure, manage stress, reduce your risk of several health problems and keep your weight under control. For most healthy adults, the Department of Health and Human Services recommends that you get at least 150 minutes a week of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes a week of vigorous aerobic activity, or a combination or moderate and vigorous activity. Aim to do muscle-strengthening exercises at least two days a week. Limit alcohol. Even if you're healthy, alcohol can raise your blood pressure. If you choose to drink alcohol, do so in moderation. For healthy adults, that means up to one drink a day for women of all ages and men older than age 65, and up to two drinks a day for men age 65 and younger. One drink equals 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor. Don't smoke. Tobacco injures blood vessel walls and speeds up the process of hardening of the arteries. If you smoke, ask your doctor to help you quit. Manage stress. Reduce stress as much as possible. Practice healthy coping techniques, such as muscle relaxation, deep breathing or meditation. Getting regular physical activity and plenty of sleep can help, too. Monitor your blood pressure at home. Home blood pressure monitoring can help you keep closer tabs on your blood pressure, show if medication is working, and even alert you and your doctor to potential complications. Home blood pressure monitoring isn't a substitute for visits to your doctor, and home blood pressure monitors may have some limitations. Even if you get normal readings, don't stop or change your medications or alter your diet without talking to your doctor first. If your blood pressure is under control, you may be able to make fewer visits to your doctor if you monitor your blood pressure at home. Practice relaxation or slow, deep breathing. Practice taking deep, slow breaths to help relax. There are some devices available that promote slow, deep breathing. However, it's questionable whether these devices have a significant effect on lowering your blood pressure.
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Having bournvita (100 mg) twice a day with hot milk (without sugar added) unhealthy for body. I am 25 years old. And bournvita packaging says it has so much vitamin's and iron.

MBBS, AFIH, PGDMLS, MD-HRM, MD-HM
General Physician, Gurgaon
Having bournvita (100 mg) twice a day with hot milk (without sugar added) unhealthy for body. I am 25 years old. And ...
Bournvita, previously called Bourn-vita, is a brand of malted and chocolate malt drink mixes sold in Europe and North America, as well as India, Nepal, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Benin and Togo, and manufactured by Cadbury. Bournvita was developed in England in the late 1920s and was marketed as a health food. The original recipe included full-cream milk, fresh eggs, malt and chocolate. It was first manufactured and sold in Australia in 1933 . Bournvita was discontinued in the UK market in 2008. The drink was named by Cadbury which was derived from Bournville, the model village which is the site of the Cadbury factory (Bourn + Vita). It was first sold in India in 1948, the same year Cadbury India was established. Google gives above info which is in other words, is a diet supplement with rich contents of sugar, some proteins and cereals.
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I am 39 years married male and having diabetes and high BP from last 4 years from last 7 months I am having problem in erection and early discharge. Please suggest some medicine I have started taking tentex royal of himalaya co. And started massage of himoxil cream of himalaya is it useful or not.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
I am 39 years married male and having diabetes and high BP from last 4 years from last 7 months I am having problem i...
The best ayurveda herb for your case is Natural home remedy using almonds, cow's milk, ginger powder, cardamom and saffron: Saffron is a mild aphrodisiac 1. Soak 10 almonds in water overnight 2. Peel off the skin and crush them the next morning 3. Take 1 cup hot cow's milk 4. Add the crushed almonds 5. Add a pinch of ginger powder 6. Add a pinch of cardamom powder 7. Add a pinch of saffron 8. Mix well 9. Drink this every morning This will surely help you.
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Dear sir, I am 37 yrs old suffer from uric acid level 6.7 due to this I am facing problem of sole (leg) pain. How to solve this problem pl. Reply as soon as possible. Thanks.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
no active medication required for uric acid levels <10... u can bring about dietery changes..avoid legumes like groundnut,rajma etc... drink plenty of water to excrete it out from kidneys..avoid tea/coffee... avoid taking milk at bedtime..
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Infertility Causes and Treatments

MRCOG, Laparoscopic Suturing Skills in Surgical Disciples, Medical Writing Course, Laparoscopic Training, Diploma in Gyanecology Endoscopy, Diploma in Minimal Access Surgeries, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, Fellowship in Basic Endoscopy Training, FOGSI Ethi Skills Course, Training Course in Ultrasound-Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Infertility Causes and Treatments

Not being able to conceive a child can be one of the biggest problems for a woman. Infertility also includes not being able to carry a baby full term. Infertility can have a single cause or can be the result of a combination of factors. In most cases, infertility can be treated but in order to do this, it is essential to first understand the underlying cause of infertility.

Let's take a look at some of the things that could be keeping you from getting pregnant:

  • Damaged Fallopian Tubes: Pelvic inflammatory disease can cause inflammation in the fallopian tubes and damage or block them. It can also be the result of a sexually transmitted disease. A blocked fallopian tube will not allow the egg to reach the uterus from the ovaries and hence does not allow you to get pregnant.
  • Hormones: Hormonal changes can prevent the ovaries from releasing eggs and can also thicken the lining of the uterus. Excessive stress and a sudden change in weight can disrupt the production of the follicle-stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone leading to irregular or absent periods.
  • Cervical and Uterine Trouble: This includes abnormalities like fibroids and polyps in the uterus and abnormally shaped uterus. These fibroids could block the fallopian tubes or interfere with the implantation of the fertilized egg.
  • Endometriosis: This is a condition where the endometrial tissue grows outside the uterus. It can affect the functioning of the ovaries, fallopian tubes and uterus thus interfering with your chances of conceiving a baby.

Treatment: Treatment for infertility depends on how long you've been infertile, age, the cause of infertility and your preferences.

Some of the ways it can be treated are:

  • Fertility Drugs: Fertility drugs are of many types and are often the first step in treating infertility. If the infertility is caused by ovulation disorders, fertility drugs can help regulate or induce ovulation.
  • Surgery: Polyps and fibroids that are preventing pregnancy can be removed surgically to treat infertility triggered by them. It can also be used to treat intrauterine scars.
  • Intrauterine Insemination: This involves the placement of healthy sperm cells directly in the uterus and is timed to match the release of eggs from the ovaries. This can be used in combination with fertility drugs.
  • Assisted Reproductive: In vitro fertilization (IVF) is the most common assisted reproductive technique. This involves collecting eggs and sperm from the women and man and fertilizing the egg with the sperm cells in a laboratory. This fertilized embryo is then implanted in the uterus. 
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I am 42 years male, suffering from border line sugar problem, f 147 & pp 174 from last one year, I am not taking medicine for it. What I should do?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
You are pre diabetic. Adopt a strict life style change and can avoid progression to diabetes. Bmi must be 24 kg per sq meter. Waist <90 cms, daily 1 h plus exercise, no sweets, no deep fried foods and no smoking and alcohol.
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Detected Diabetic since age of 25. Currently its in control with avg sugar of fasting @ 104 and 110 post lunch on meditation and regular exercise. However off late m suffering from problem of ED. My query: 1. How much alcohol permissible in case of Beer and Whisky as choice and qty. 2. Can I rely on Forzest (20 mg) as prescribed by my Dr. For my life and what is the interval for its consumption. Kindly reply looking that m a very social person with enjoying all the time thru parties and get together. Also m in marketing who also had to travel a lot.

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
Detected Diabetic since age of 25. Currently its in control with avg sugar of fasting @ 104 and 110 post lunch on med...
in majority of cases , it is totally treatable, you need counseling , need change in life style, leave smoking, avoid alcohol, keep your bp and sugar level under control, reduce your wt, go for morning walk for 1 hr, do exercise regularly,you will be alright, it will help. Thanks can take 1 peg onlyor 1 beer if can not be avoided
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Hello sir, My mother's age is 55 years, she already have B. P. Now few days before after checking post meal sugar was 282, doctor prescribe tab but I want to know about how to control sugar level by home remedies or other ways.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Hello sir, My mother's age is 55 years, she already have B. P. Now few days before after checking post meal sugar was...
Her blood sugar is high.she has to go for regular brisk walk daily,reduce her weight if over weight and control her diet. She should avoid sweets,sugar,rice,potato,Maida,high calorie and carbohydrate rich diet. If her blood sugar both fasting and PP is still high,she has to take medicine regularly by consulting gastroenterologist
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My sugar level is 100 to 155 fasting and pp age 53 male I would like to know is it ok or need to consult diabetalist

MBBS
General Physician, Ahmedabad
U fall in pre diabetes group. Have potential to develop diabetes. Let me know your ht/wt. U need life style care and regular consulting.
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My son 8 yrs old having type-1 diabetes, insulin 2 times a day, dose 9 units morning, 6 in evening. I tried best of nutrition but still his glucose levels variate from 60-70 at morning n 400+ in evening i. E. High fluctuations. Pls advise.

Pediatrician, Pune
Can consult your pediatrician, can use glargine insulin with premeal actrapid for better control, take opinion of your treating doctor, in addition diet, exercise should be planned for better control.
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Is hypothyroidism and hashimoto same or different? If different what is difference bt these?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Is hypothyroidism and hashimoto same or different? If different what is difference bt these?
lybrate-user, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis leads to hypothyroidism. Some people may have hypothyroidism directly because of either iodine deficiency or some thing affecting the thyroid function, which causes thyroxine deficiency. HT is an autoimmune disease, which damages thyroid gland and thyroxine producing cells are destroyed leading to hypothyroidism. Ultimately there is hypothyroidism. Treatment is same. Thanks.
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My mom age of 43 years. She Had previous history of hypothyroidism 9years back now the condition is normal using thyrofit 25mg and diabetic since 2years using metformin 250mg OD (RBG-232). Recently she is complaining joint pain. She had undergone endoscopy diagnosed with gastropathy and H. Pylori +ve for which she used antibiotics amox+clavu and clarithromycin 2weeks and after therapy lactobacilli spore 4tab per day but the condition is not good having burps lasting for hours. Give advice sir, what's the condition actually she is suffering. How to overcome high glucose levels.

M.sc in dietetics and community nutrittion management
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Kolkata
My mom age of 43 years. She Had previous history of hypothyroidism 9years back now the condition is normal using thyr...
Reduce extra weight by doing exercise and proper diet.Her blood sugar level will reduce to normal level and even medicinal dose will reduce.She should have 53 kg.Eat small amount of food.Eat 5-6 times instead of 3 big meals.No underground vegetables,banana,pumpkin.No excessive fiber in diet.Avoid alcohol,tobacco,tea,coffee,spicy foods.It will help in gastropathy problem.No sugar,sweetened juice,cola,soft drinks,fast foods,junk foods,processed foods.Take lean meat,soy,fish and other protein foods.Along with this take citrus fruits to absorb iron better.Use healthy fat.Drink water more specially before meals.Take stress free sleep.
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I am a diabetic patient. 31 years. I have pco. No children yet. I taking tablet dibeta SR 1 gm for diabetes. Is it right for me. What are the natural ways to reduce sugar level.

M.sc dietitics and food service management, Diabetes educator
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bhopal
I am a diabetic patient. 31 years. I have pco. No children yet. I taking tablet dibeta SR 1 gm for diabetes. Is it ri...
You should start a brisk walk atleast 30 minutes, do exercise. Take lukewarm water with half spoon methidana powder in the everymorning. Drink water more. Don't use table salt. Take sprouts. Use salad before meals. Don't take fast. Take frequent meals instead of 3 big meals. Avoid junk food and sweets.
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Do sugary soft drinks lead to diabetes? Is drinking fruit juice as good for you as eating fruit?

Doctor of Naturopathy & Natural Medicines, DM - Clinical Haematology
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Agra
Do sugary soft drinks lead to diabetes?
Is drinking fruit juice as good for you as eating fruit?
Sugar not just bring diabetes but invites hundreds of other diseases because sugar is polysaccharides and stops natural sugar which comes from your food to reach blood cells and wastes your insulin. Both juice and fruit is good but if you compare fruit is far better than juice because the pulp is also going in your stomach. Never drink preservative juice from super market, drink fresh juice and always eat fresh fruits. Try not to keep fruits in refrigerator because of the harm coming from cfc gasses. I would suggest buy less fruits and consume it the same day or next day, and then buy it fresh again.
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I am diabetic since last 6 years. I am 39 years old now. I am taking metformin hydrochloride 1000 mg sr twice a day since last 6 years. Diabetes is in control. This drug can be taken for prolonged use? what is the best time to take this medicine? (after breakfast or after lunch or after dinner)

MD - Diabetology, Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS), MBBS
Endocrinologist, Kochi
I am diabetic since last 6 years. I am 39 years old now. I am taking metformin hydrochloride 1000 mg sr twice a day s...
Metformin is a safe drug for long term use, provided you don't have any serious kidney disease. It is best taken AFTER food, twice daily.
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My mother is 39 years old. She suffering from hypothyroidism and asthma problems from last 10 yrs. She take eltroxin 50 MG. But last three days she faces low blood pressure, swelling in body (most in foot and hand) joint pain. Blood sugar, echo cardiograph and cbc are normal. What can I do. Thanks.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
My mother is 39 years old. She suffering from  hypothyroidism and asthma problems from last 10 yrs. She take eltroxin...
Hi, is she tkg any medication for asthma? give her homoeo medicine: @ rauwlfiaq 10 drops, thrice with little water. @ rhus tox 200-6 pills, thrice. To start treatment for asthma, we need totality of symptoms take, care.
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I am suffering with thyroid imbalance, in blood test report T3 is 35, T4 is 0.3 and TSH is 109 please recommend me what to do?

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Thyroid gland affects nearly every organ in the body. Many nutritional factors play a role in optimizing thyroid function. However, both nutrient deficiencies and excesses can trigger or exacerbate symptoms. Working in collaboration with a both a physician and a registered dietitian is essential to determine nutritional status for optimal thyroid health. Improper thyroid function causes undesired weight changes, significant cardiovascular risks, and symptoms such as fatigue, mood changes, and gastrointestinal upset, which can hinder the development of healthful behaviors. I focus on setting realistic goals for healthy changes and regular exercise when counseling clients. There many potential nutrient deficiencies and interactions with medications and supplements. Hence diligent care is to be taken while designing a holistic treatment plan. I being a both a registered dietitian (rd) and doctor have been successfully helping patients with their problems through a holistic approach using customized therapeutic diet and medications. I will also suggest home remedies. Do reply back for private consultation for rx.
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