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Dr. S Vittal

Endocrinologist, Chennai

500 at clinic
Dr. S Vittal Endocrinologist, Chennai
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Dr. S Vittal is an experienced Endocrinologist in Kilpauk, Chennai. You can meet Dr. S Vittal personally at Sree Sai Krishna Hospital in Kilpauk, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. S Vittal on Lybrate.com.

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My father is 55 year old and having kidney failure problem. He is under dialysis and a diabetic patient also. We have donor and looking for kidney transplant. Kindly advice on this.

M.Ch - Urology, MS, MBBS
Urologist, Dehradun
If he is diabetic he needs strict control of diabetes. Otherwise his transplanted kidney will also fail.
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My mother's blood sugar level is about 270, which is really high. Can you tell me what diets should be taken and what type of exercises can help?

PGDD, RD, Bachelor of Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
for a diabetic it is best advised to have a diet planned as per the sugar levels, lifestyle and history. Though you can follow some guidelines - have small frequent meals. Do not fast for long hours. Avoid a very heavy meal at one time. Avoid fruit juices, aerated drinks or sugarcane juice, honey, jaggery or sugar. Avoid junk foods. Exercise like brisk walking, strength training or yoga and stay active. Do not attempt to try out too many remedies as you could go into hypoglycaemia. Sleep well. It's all a matter of discipline.
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Are the artificial sweeteners like Sugar-free and Relish good for diabetes? Can anyone take it? What is the difference between Sucralose and sucrose?

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Actually, if you are diabetic, you should avoid any processed form of sugar. Be it sugar-free or relish. You can include jaggery in your diet for sweet effect.
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I'm suffering from lot of pain in my body and I've thyroid and my legs are paining and swelling from so many days please suggest me something to get rid of it very quickly.

Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT), Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT)
Occupational Therapist, Delhi
Apply hot fomentation Do stretching of legs Avoid long standing While sleeping/lying keep your legs on high pillow Avoid overexertion Take bath with warm water adding salt to it
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Hello sir, I am 26 years old and I am facing the problems of diabetes, please help me how can I get rid of it?

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
Following are the tips to prevent onset/or control diabetes 1-Losing Extra Weight: helps lower your blood pressure and cholesterol too. waist of more than 80 cm in women & 90 cm in man are at risk 2- Constant and regular food timings :improves metabolic activity and helps reducing weight. 3- Split meals and eat in moderate amount 4- No long Gaps and skipping of meals:-Never miss out breakfast. 5- No overeating:-Never eat in a bulk on one time Remember to eat food slowly & chew well. 6- Proper Exercise and work outs: regular brisk walking for 30 min. five times a week is best .Cycling, swimming, dancing can also be done. Do not eat right away after a workout . 7-constant and regular timings for medication 8-Avoid fried foods ,meat,fats and sweets.  9- Take high-fibre and complex carbohydrates:-like oats and include high-fiber carbohydrates like wheat bran, flaxseed and methi seeds to your wheat flour .Add whole grain foods in your diet. Avoid white bread, pasta, pizza , candies, and snacks . 10-Drink enough fluids:-Keep your body well hydrated.  11.Fresh vegetables and fruits: .Include sprouts in the diet as they are easily digestible
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I am diabetic on insulin Novomix units at am and at pm. Today post was 186. With certain 1000. Am and pm. How to reduce the dose and improve my health. Morning sickness, legs burn, memory loss. Getting tired after 2 hous of work.

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, when u ask it mean your health is at better mode n requesting best! its best thing. Its drawback of modern medicine in spite of your good glycemic control u tend to land in nutritional set back n u may land in diabetic complications so like what u r facing now, maintain healthy habits of Balanced Exercise n Diet is turn key things. I request u to enroll for Rasayana (Rejuvenation ) therapy in ayurveda u' ll find difference
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I m 28 yrs male suffering from diabetes from past 7 yrs. I am on insulin from 4 yrs, humanmixtard 80 units is what I am taking with galvusmet 500, janumet 1000, Glycomet gp2. These are the medicines I am on. But from past one year fungal infection is grown on my penis top portion which pains a lot while urination. Please help me with right medicine and prescription.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
your diabetic medicines is good. continue that. but you have fungal infection on penis .you can use surfaz-sn cream on that twice a day. and tests VDRL. after test consult doctor.
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Hi there, I need advise on diet. I,m prediabetes with 6.2 hba1c level. And having low BP issues with the reading always below 100/70. I'm over 80 with the height of 5.6, so pls also add tips to reduce weight and have normal BMI. Regards

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Dear Lybrateuser, - You can control your blood sugar & reduce weight by dietary modifications & by doing regular exercise - increase your fibre intake by having more of fruits & vegetables including green leafy ones & other seasonal ones, have whole grains instead of processed foods beans, sprouts, legumes, pulses, these will provide you with energy & keep you full - try to combine a carb with a protein like cottage cheese, peas, yogurt, tofu, soy product to keep your blood sugar stable - restrict fried, junk, processed foods, sweets & aerated drinks, also only 1-2 cups of tea, coffee per day - have 4-5 small meals including snacks rather than having three large meals, chew your food well, restrict portion size, be regular in your meal timings, do not skip meals - for your BP take adequate water & 8-10 glasses per day sprinkle a pinch of salt on your food, do regular exercise like brisk walking, jogging, swimming for 30-40 min, do moderate weight lifting at least twice a week, also do yoga for 5-10 min in the morning - check your weight, BP once a week, also check sugar, cholesterol regularly.
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I am a diabetic patient and my creatine is 2.8 and urea is 68 please suggest some good medicines for controlling the same.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Primary requirement is strict blood sugar control. If that is achieved and if you have high bp that also should be controlled. To reduce creatinine reduce protein in take to 0.6 g per kg. Most important is absolute sugar control.
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I am having sugar. what precaution should I take and how to reduce weight? Please help me.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
The biggest risk factor for developing diabetes is being overweight, but not all body fat is created equal. Your risk is higher if you tend to carry your weight around your abdomen?the so-called ?spare tire??as opposed to your hips and thighs. So why are ?apple? shaped people more at risk than ?pears?? ?Pears? store most of their fat close below the skin. ?Apples? store their weight around their middle, much of it deep within the belly surrounding their abdominal organs and liver. This type of deep fat is closely linked to insulin resistance and diabetes. In fact, many studies show that waist size is a better predictor of diabetes risk than BMI (body mass index). You are at an increased risk of developing diabetes if you are: ? A woman with a waist circumference of 35 inches or more ? A man with a waist circumference of 40 inches or more To measure your waist circumference, place a tape measure around your bare abdomen just above your hip bone. Be sure that the tape is snug (but does not compress your skin) and that it is parallel to the floor. Relax, exhale, and measure your waist. Eating right is vital if you?re trying to prevent or control diabetes. While exercise is also important, what you eat has the biggest impact when it comes to weight loss. But what does eating right for diabetes mean? You may be surprised to hear that your nutritional needs are virtually the same everyone else: no special foods or complicated diets are necessary. Diabetes diet for Indians should have the ratio of 60:20:20 for carbs, fats and proteins. "Per day calorie intake should be between 1,500-1,800 calories with a proportion of 60:20:20 between carbohydrates, fats and proteins, respectively." He adds that a diabetes diet should "have at least two seasonal fruits and three vegetables in a diet plan." Though dry fruits may seem like a healthy snack, it is not a good option for diabetics, as the fructose can spike your sugar level. Go for fresh fruits rather than dry fruits for diabetes control (but there are some restrictions... we'll come to it). But you can still opt for nuts as a healthy snack. Recipe for diabetes diet for Indians: - One teaspoon of methi seeds soaked overnight in 100 ml of water is very effective in controlling diabetes. - Drink tomato juice with salt and pepper every morning on an empty stomach. - Intake of 6 almonds (soaked overnight) is also helpful in keeping a check on diabetes. Whole grains, oats, channa atta, millets and other high fibre foods should be included in the meals. If one feels like consuming pasta or noodles, it should always be accompanied with vegetable/sprouts. Milk is the right combination of carbohydrates and proteins and helps control blood sugar levels. Two servings of milk in a daily diet is a good option. High fibre vegetables such as peas, beans, broccoli and spinach /leafy vegetables should be included in one's diet. Also, pulses with husk and sprouts are a healthy option and should be part of the diet. Pulses are important in the diet as their effect on blood glucose is less than that of most other carbohydrate containing foods. Vegetables rich in fibre help lowering down the blood sugar levels and thus are healthy. Good fats such as Omega-3 and monounsaturated fats (MUFA) should be consumed as they are good for the body. Natural sources for these are canola oil, flax seed oil, fatty fish and nuts. These are also low in cholesterol and are trans fat free. Fruits high in fibre such as papaya, apple, orange, pear and guava should be consumed. Mangoes, bananas, and grapes contain high sugar; therefore these fruits should be consumed lesser than the others. Small frequent meals: A large meal gives rise to higher blood sugar in one's body, therefore it is essential to take small frequent meals to prevent both higher and very low blood sugar values and keep them constant. Small in between snacks can be dhokla, fruit, high fibre cookies, butter milk, yogurt, upma/poha with vegetables etc. A person with diabetes should follow a diet which is low in carbohydrates, high in fibre and contains adequate amounts of proteins, vitamins and minerals; and avoid fatty foods and sweets. He/she should also take frequent small meals (5 meals pattern). What not to do: Artificial sweeteners can be used in cakes and sweets for diabetic people (in moderation). Have lots of fluid. Limit intake of alcohol. Should you have non-veg? In non-vegetarian diet, seafood and chicken can be taken rather than red meat as red meat contains higher amount of saturated fats. Also, patients with high cholesterol should avoid egg yolk and red meat. The diabetes diet for Indians includes carbohydrates, proteins and fats. As always, a balanced and planned diet can build and improve personal health. A controlled diabetes diet may seem like a drag and bore, but a good cook can add life to a diet. Time to call up mom and experiment with diabetes diets!
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My diabetic found this on 15/08/16, can it be cured or it remains with me forever.

MBBS, CCEBDM
Diabetologist, Bangalore
Hi Diabetes cannot be cured. But you can lead a happy and healthy life by keeping your diabetes under control.
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Thyroid Disorder Treatment - Ayurvedic Remedies That Help Treat it

MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Delhi
Thyroid Disorder Treatment - Ayurvedic Remedies That Help Treat it

Thyroid has become a common ailment among most women in India nowadays. It is triggered due to the presence of impurities in the blood, which lead to hormonal imbalances and therefore, a number of symptoms, including anorexia, unhealthy weight gain, loss of energy, weakness and fatigue are experienced. But in case of hyperthyroid, you will notice an increased metabolic activity, a rise in pulse rate, loss of weight and palpitation.

Irrespective of whether you are suffering from hyperthyroid or hypothyroid, Ayurvedic treatment has some viable solutions that are aimed at elevating your health condition.

Ayurveda and thyroid

Though there is no direct mention of thyroid in the Ayurvedic texts, there are major implications that hint towards a disease like thyroid that is caused due to imbalance of body fluid and its probable treatments. Thyroid imbalance can be controlled by the following treatment regimen that includes:

1. Dietary regulations: As per Charaka, thyroid doesn’t affect those individuals who take milk in adequate quantities. In addition, you must take moong seeds, bengal gram seeds, sugarcane, cucumber, barley and old rice in optimum amounts for prevention of thyroid. In case you are already suffering from thyroid imbalance, then you must also aim at having a considerable amount of milk on a regular basis.

2. Herbs for regulating thyroid: The herb named Purple Mountain Ebony is purposely helpful in the treatment as well as proper functioning of the thyroid gland. In addition to this herb, you must also intake Punarnava, Brahmi, Jatamansi, Gokshura and Shilajita for alleviating your thyroid problems.

3. Home remedies: If there is swelling in any part of the body caused due to thyroid imbalances, then it can be properly treated by applying a fine paste of Jalakumbhi over the affected area. The juice of this paste can be administered in a small quantity of 22 grams in a span of 24 hours. It helps to increase the amount of iodine in the body which helps to fix various problems in the body. If you are experiencing a lack of energy and weakness, you can use coconut oil for boosting the sluggish metabolism of the body.

4. Yoga for treating thyroid: There are various Yogic postures, which are believed to help in the maintenance of the thyroid gland. You can practice sun salutation, fish pose and shoulder stand for alleviating your condition and get rid of all types of health issues caused from thyroid imbalances.

If you wish to get a personalised evaluation of your health condition, then it is imperative to pay a visit to an expert who can recommend proper Ayurvedic treatment methods for you.

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I am 53 years male and have diabetes for last 5 years. My blood sugar levels are - fasting 140 and ppe 182. I am taking allopathic medicine. What else should I do?

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
Your sugar levels are marginally raised than target levels (f<140, pp<180) you need to do regular exercise and dietery modification and if it still persists in this range, then addition of another drug required.
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My throat has swollen and I had taken medicine for thyroid also but it is still swollen. Please tell me what to do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Hello, you can take homoeopathic medicine Belladonna 30 ( 4 drops in little water) four times in a day for 2 days and revert.
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My mother is suffering from diabetes. How to manage our life style for daily life and tell about how to manage food habits to set?

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
Diabetic diet and regular exercise. Avoid sweet and sweet product. also inform blood sugar level and medication, she is taking.
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Dignosed dibetic at 60 yrs. Can it be managed by diet restriction alone with daily workout?

MD - Medicine, MBBS
Cardiologist, Panchkula
If your blood sugar is not very high you can try diet restrictions and regular exercise for sometime.
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Please tell me what is the diet for hypothyroidism. Soya oil and soya milk is or soyabean is cause or affect for hypothyroidism.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
There is no special diet for hypothyroidism, but certain foods should be avoided or taken sparingly. Soya beans and soya containing products are to be avoided along with vegetables like cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, mustard and coffee. Other vegetables can be taken, plus whole grain flours and breads made out of that are good. Iodinated salt should be used. Since you also have high bp salt intake also should be less. Soya does not cause the condition but it can aggravate it. Plus prescribed medication must be taken without a break.
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I am having diabetes and what are the best foods for weight gain and to control diabetes.

Nutrition - Management of Weight & Lifestyle Related Disorders
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
For diabetes you can have fruits like papaya, apple, avocado, jamun (in limited quantity )avoid shakes, smoothies, juices. Vegetables: can have all green leafy vegetables but avoid potato, arbi, sweet potato. Refined Cereals: sooji, maida, pastas, noodles No direct sugar intake, no sugar in tea or milk. Use tonned or double tonned milk no full creme milk. Can take low fat paneer, tofu, egg white, soya bean Team Nutrihealth.
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Sir I am suffering from uric acid problem and due to which face gout at on my thumb foot now I am avoiding protein reach food can you suggest me what can I eat to reduce it and side by side I am a body builder and want to increase my muscles and wait so please guide me.

Dietitian/Nutritionist
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Uric acid is found in mostly in green leafy vegetables and whole cereals. If you have high uric acid than meet a dietician because uric acid has different diet chart. Totally change in diet so consult a dietician first. After all you can avoid whole cereal, high protein and green leafy vegetables.
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