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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 wife is suffering from Hypothyroidism with TSH value 9.94 and having AMA antibody test positive with value more than 600. Is there any medicine which will reduce value of AMA test in normal range of below 24 ? AMA test is Antibody test.

CCMTD, CCEBDM, C.Diabetology, American Diabetes Association, DOMS, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
Hello Her Tsh values are not within the normal range. you can consult with me regarding her accurate thyroid hormone level. uncontrolled tsh in woman further leads to other heart and brain complications.
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Sir my father has diabetics problem what kind of diet he would take?

MBBS
General Physician,
He should avoid sugars and very high carb diet. Can use guava and apple in fruits and avoid taking rice and potatoes. High fibre food is advised which is helpful in reducing sugars.
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Thyroid Gland Removal - Procedure and Aftercare

Fellowship in Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo-Surgeons, Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, M.S. - Master of Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Delhi
Thyroid Gland Removal - Procedure and Aftercare

The thyroid may be a small gland, but plays a large role in the functioning of the body. It is located just below the voice box. Along with producing hormones that help in the transportation of blood, it also helps regulate metabolism, keeps the organs functioning optimally and helps the body conserve heat. In some cases, when the gland produces excessive hormones or when it develops structural problems, it may become necessary to remove the thyroid gland. 

There are several ways of removing the thyroid gland. The most common amongst these are:

  1. Lobectomy: A lobectomy is performed when only half the thyroid gland is affected. In such a case, the doctor will remove only one of the two lobes. 
  2. Subtotal Thyroidectomy: In such cases, the doctor will remove the thyroid gland but leave behind a small amount of thyroid tissue. This tissue can preserve some thyroid function but hormone supplements are often required to supplement the production of hormones. 
  3. Total Thyroidectomy: In cases of thyroid cancer or when swelling and inflammation affects the entire thyroid gland, it may become necessary to remove the whole gland along with all thyroid tissues. 

You will need to be admitted into a hospital for a thyroid removal surgery. Once admitted, meet the surgeon and anesthesiologist to answer any questions you may have about the procedure. It is important not to eat or drink anything after midnight on the night before your surgery. The surgery is performed under anesthesia so you will not feel a thing. 

Once you are asleep, the surgeon will make an incision in your throat and remove a section or all of the thyroid gland. This procedure can take between 2 to 3 hours. After the surgery, you will be kept in observation for 24-48 hours.
The surgery can result in a slightly raised scar that can take upto 6 weeks to heal. You can resume normal daily activities a day after the surgery. However, it is advised to wait for a week before undertaking any strenuous activities. Your throat may feel sore for a few days following the surgery. This can be treated with over the counter pain medication. You may also develop hypothyroidism. 

The most major risk of a thyroid removal surgery is an allergic reaction to anesthesia. Other risks of this surgery are damage to the nerves connected to the vocal cords and damage to the glands controlling calcium levels in the body.

Related Tip: "Diet Tips to Improve the Health of Your Thyroid Gland"

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Hi I am sameer and I am suffering from fever since last five night and also I am diabetic. Kindly suggest me. Thanks.

CDIABT, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
Hi I am sameer and I am suffering from fever since last five night and also I am diabetic. Kindly suggest me.
Thanks.
You should get your blood checked to find the cause of fever. During any illness you should frequently check your blood sugar.
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I am 24 years old. I would like to know the reasons diabetics. And also diet for diabetic patients.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am 24 years old. I would like to know the reasons diabetics. And also diet for diabetic patients.
Mr. Lybrate-user, the reasons why diabetes develops are multiple. In t1 diabetes there a complete loss of insulin secreting beta cells, due to production of antibodies. T1 is an auto immune disease. T2 is occuring either due to lack of insulin or increase resistance to its action. It is a familial disease, spreads in families. Other contributing factors are over weight or obesity, inactivity, junk foods, aerated sweetened drinks. Diet for a person with diabetes has to be very specifically designed. However, certain precautions to be taken with regard to diet are: avoid sweets, deep fried foods, junk foods, pastries and other bakery items, sweetened aerated drinks and high fat milk products. Consume more of green leafy vegetables and salads, permitted fruits about a 100 g a day. Also take high fiber containing foods like whole grain products. Take total calories based on your ideal body weight, extent of exercise and blood sugar levels. Thanks for the question.
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I am 56 ;diabetic for 05 yr;now taking metformin 1000mg+glimipride 2mg twice.But my fasting bl sugar remain about 200-210.Please guide me.

DIPLOMA IN DIABETES (U.K), M.D INTERNAL MEDICINE, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Chennai
Adding 10 units of Lantus insulin should solve ur problems. Alternatively u can try some more tablets
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I am 25 years old diabetic. My hba1c 6.6 and fasting 4.7.it is ramadan month started .i take metformin 500 mg once daily. Can I eat fruit if yes which fruit can I eat and how much quantity? Can I eat date ?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am 25 years old diabetic. My hba1c 6.6 and fasting 4.7.it is ramadan month started .i take metformin 500 mg once da...
Lybrate-user, it appears your blood sugar levels are well controlled as evident from hba1c%. So you can eat fruits like papaya, orange, sweet lime, apple, guava, water melon, pear and pomegranate. You have avoid mango, banana, chikkoo and grapes. The quantity of fruits has to be limited about 100 g a day. Dates are too sweet, not recommended in diabetes. But 1 or 2 pieces may be taken.
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Sir My dieabaties though under controlled parameters yet at times it is high I go for regular walk. Please advise my eating habits ?

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
Sir My dieabaties though under controlled parameters yet at times it is high I go for regular walk. Please advise my ...
Following are the tips to prevent onset/or control diabetes 1-Losing Extra Weight:-The most significant thing which can make a big difference to your health is to lose your extra weight. This will not only lower your blood pressure but also helps lowering your cholesterol too. For woman: waist of 80 cm or more & for man: waist of 90 cm or more are at risk 2- Constant and regular food timings :-the timings at which you have your meals should be set fixed and at regular intervals each day. This will considerably improve your metabolic activity and helps reducing your weight. 3- Split your meals and eating in moderate amount:-Splitting your meals into 3-4 times per day (including snacks)and eating in fair and consistent amount , improves your metabolic rate as the food u take is not concentrated at one time. 4- No long Gaps and skipping of meals:-There should be no long gaps between meals. Never miss out breakfast. 5- No overeating:-Never eat in a bulk on one time .Try to have moderate amount of food each time u eat. It will help maintain your blood sugar at a healthy level and won’t let it to fluctuate. Remember to eat your food slowly, chew well. 6- Proper Exercise and work outs:-Exercise is very important and a fast way to trim down calories, extra weight and controlling glucose level. Brisk walking for 30 min. atleast five times a week is the best and easiest way of exercising. You can also try Cycling, swimming, dancing. Timings for exercise should be fixed and regular. Avoid heavy exercise. Do not eat right away after a workout . 7-constant and regular timings for medication 8-Avoid fried foods and meat: Limit fats and sweets. Rather choose a variety of foods including whole grains, fresh vegetables, salads, fruits, low fat dairy products. 9- Take high-fibre and complex carbohydrates:-like oats as they are easily broken down to basic sugars. Add whole grain foods in your diet. Avoid carbohydrates like white bread, pasta, pizza , candies, and snacks .Instead include high-fiber carbohydrates like wheat bran, flaxseed and methi seeds to your wheat flour. This will increase fibre in your diet. 10-Drink enough fluids:-Keep your body well hydrated. Drink a lot of water that will help flush the toxins off your system. 11.Fresh vegetables and fruits:- gives essential benefits as these contain a lot of vital minerals as well as nutrients .Include sprouts in the diet as they are easily digestible and a rich source of nutrients. 12- Avoid excess salt:-in form of pickles/papads etc. 1 tsp(5 gm)is sufficient for a healthy hypertensive individual. 13-Avoid alcohol consumption:-Alcohols such as beer and wine contains large amount of calories. choose sugar-free drink. 14- dairy products :-Dairy products are high on fat content such as cheese, curd, milk etc. So instead consume skimmed milk products , low fat cheese, yogurt (curd) etc. Do not have more than two cups of tea or coffee every day. Try green tea instead.
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Hi, I have dignosed dibties on 25th of may 2015 my fasting sugar was 250mg/dl. I controlled my diet and now my sugar fasting is 200mg/dl which is also very high then the recommended range. I have been suffering from throt infection and also get fever sometimes. Kindly advise me which diet I should follow ?

CCMTD, CCEBDM, C.Diabetology, American Diabetes Association, DOMS, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
Hi, I have dignosed dibties on 25th of may 2015 my fasting sugar was 250mg/dl. I controlled my diet and now my sugar ...
Your diabetes is not going to be controlled by only diet. you need to modify your treatment plan. you can consult with me regarding further management.
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My wife is having 6 month pregnancy. Her blood sugar levels pp are up to 120. But fasting blood sugar is from 110 to 118. Should she start taking insulin?

BHMS
Homeopath, Howrah
No need. Sometimes in pregnancy there is increase in blood sugar level which again gets normalized after delivery. Better to start with homoeopathic medicines as they are with least side effects.
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I am suffering from diabetes type 2. How to control diabetes. Which fruits are suitable in diabetes.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am suffering from diabetes type 2. How to control diabetes. Which fruits are suitable in diabetes.
Mr. Lybrate-user, to control t2 dm you have to start treatment with proper drugs like either oral anti diabetics or insulin or both together depending upon severity of the sugar levels. With out proper modern drugs there is no way of controlling diabetes. Along with drug treatment strict diet control and regular exercise are equally important. Daily at least 1 hour of exercise is needed. It helps in burning extra glucose, reduce insulin resistance and improve insulin action as well as gives a feeling of well being. Fruits to be consumed include water melon, orange, sweet lime, pomegrarnate, apple, pear, papaya and guava.
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I am 64 years old, retired and a diabetic patient, suffering from extreme weakness with some neurological problems. When I wake up in the morning I feel to much drowsy along with body ache and that continues about for an hour to be normal but still the weakness remains.

MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Sir you should go for a routine cbc test, serum calcium test, vitamin d level test. You can consult us any time then.
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Is diabetes is a STD. Can it cause or transmitted while having oral sex or without any protection with diabetic patient.

MBBS, Diploma in Family Medicine, Fellowship Diabetology
General Physician, Firozpur
Is diabetes is a STD. Can it cause or transmitted while having oral sex or without any protection with diabetic patient.
Hello Tushar. No not at all. Diabetes is more of lifestyle disease which occour due sedentary lifestyle, more stress , specific food habbits.Family predisposition is also there. But sure it is not an STD so no need to worry regarding your concern.
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I M diabetic since 12 years I have heart problem as well I am on insulin once a day I take angispan 2.5 and ramistar, tonact and clopitab a75 I am having sexual problems like stiffness and ejaculation as I am taking heart tablets what type of tablets I can take to improve my sexual problems.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
I M diabetic since 12 years I have heart problem as well I am on insulin once a day I take angispan 2.5 and ramistar,...
i m recommending you an following remedy which will surely help you Natural home remedy using asparagus powder and milk: 1. Take 2 tsp Indian asparagus powder 2. Add 1 cup milk 3. Boil the mixture for 10 min 4. Drink 2 times every day this is very helpful, if it dosent work then you must consult ayurvedic doctor.
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Hi sir my cousin 26 Year old female recently she knows, having diabetes results like fbs 252 mg/dl, pbs 309 and Hb A1c 8.7% so please tel me witch type of dait and treatment she have to take and how to consult doctor.

MBBS, CCEBDM
Diabetologist, Bangalore
Hi sir my cousin 26 Year old female recently she knows, having diabetes results like fbs 252 mg/dl, pbs 309 and Hb A1...
Hi Diabetes needs to be managed with three parameters. 1. DIET: Avoid white rice, refined flour, sugar, excess oil, excess salt, fried food, junk food. Do not have late dinner. Eat plenty of vegetables adn greens. Have small meals every 2-3 hours. Do not eat fruits with meals but have it as a snack. Fruits like apple, sweet lime, orange, papaya, muskmelon, strawberry, plum can be had. Eat 2 egg whites a day, you can also include skinless chicken and fish in your diet if your a non vegetarian. EXERCISE: Brisk walking for atleast 30min a day Apart from following good diet and exercise you have to be started on medicines also. For your prescription you can consult me.
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I am 60 yrs old female. I have thyroid problem and i am taking eltroxin 100. Recently the pain has started again in the neck and I am getting tinkling sensation in the right hand which is little bit painful. I had injury on my right hand some 2 years back, i'm not sure if it is because of that. Please advice. Thanks.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Yes it may be that the nerves got injured and they are giving you this sensation. Kindly consult further for detailed assessment and management.
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Dear Sir /madam I have hypothyroidism problem and I am using medicine for that since last one year but due some unavoidable causes I have not taken medicine for 1weak. Is any new problem will arise. The medicine that I am using is "Thyronorm"(100 mcg) Tablets. With these any side effects will come? If yes please suggest me what to do.

MBBS, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
Dear Sir /madam I have hypothyroidism problem and I am using medicine for that since last one year but due some unavo...
dont worry you can start taking thyronorm 100 mcg again from tomorrow. no side effects . thyronorm is thyroxine suppliment i.e. T4 . in primary hypothyroidism thyroid gland normally unable to produce sufficient quantity for T4 so thyronorm treatment restores normal blood T4 level.
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What is diabetes. When diabetes attack to human the possible reasons? What is age diabetes attack? What is food take present?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
What is diabetes. When diabetes attack to human the possible reasons? What is age diabetes attack? What is food take ...
Any increase in the blood sugar levels can be termed as diabetes and it is due to damage to the beta cells of the pancreas and there is no age limit and it's better to eat food with low glycemic index levels.
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I can barely sleep. It's hard to get sleep . While closing eyes to get sleep, I am getting sudden jerks . My thyroid is in control. Consulted so many doctors, could not get effective solution. Can you please suggest anything for my this problem ?

MBBS, MD - MD- Skin & VD
Dermatologist, Ahmedabad
I can barely sleep. It's hard to get sleep . While closing eyes to get sleep, I am getting sudden jerks . My thyroid ...
I think it is because of stress in your mind or stressful life. Try to meditate and talk out to a concerned person if you are facing any problem. If you have not menopause do yet, or did recently, that can be the reason for this. Do not take it seriously if your health is normal.
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what are Reasons of diabetes?

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General Physician,
what are Reasons of diabetes?
Here are some key points about diabetes. Reason of diabetes in simple layman terms 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. Diabetes is a long-term condition that causes high blood sugar levels. In 2013 it was estimated that over 382 million people throughout the world had diabetes (williams textbook of endocrinology). Type 1 diabetes - the body does not produce insulin. Approximately 10% of all diabetes cases are type 1. Type 2 diabetes - the body does not produce enough insulin for proper function. Approximately 90% of all cases of diabetes worldwide are of this type. Gestational diabetes - this type affects females during pregnancy. The most common diabetes symptoms include frequent urination, intense thirst and hunger, weight gain, unusual weight loss, fatigue, cuts and bruises that do not heal, male sexual dysfunction, numbness and tingling in hands and feet. If you have type 1 and follow a healthy eating plan, do adequate exercise, and take insulin, you can lead a normal life. Type 2 patients need to eat healthily, be physically active, and test their blood glucose. They may also need to take oral medication, and/or insulin to control blood glucose levels. As the risk of cardiovascular disease is much higher for a diabetic, it is crucial that blood pressure and cholesterol levels are monitored regularly. As smoking might have a serious effect on cardiovascular health, diabetics should stop smoking. Hypoglycemia - low blood glucose - can have a bad effect on the patient. Hyperglycemia - when blood glucose is too high - can also have a bad effect on the patient.
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