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Dr. Shashikala

Endocrinologist, Chennai

Dr. Shashikala Endocrinologist, Chennai
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I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family....more
I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family.
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Dr. Shashikala is a popular Endocrinologist in Chintadripet, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Shashikala personally at Doc Central in Chintadripet, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Shashikala on Lybrate.com.

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I have sugar level of 122 before fasting. Can I reduce that in a week time. And also if we have neem leaf will the sugar level reduce immediately.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Just stop taking extra sugar in your diet and start brisk morning walk for 30 minutes. You will be able to control it. I dont know whether neem leaf will reduce sugar levels but neem leaves have many medicinal values. So if you want to eat neem leaf then no harm, it will benefit you in some way or the other.
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Will a person with Type 2 diabetes under control end up with the need for insulin?

MD - Diabetology, Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS), MBBS
Endocrinologist, Kochi
Will a person with Type 2 diabetes under control end up with the need for insulin?
Not necessarily. However, from experience, I feel a majority of type 2 diabetics will need insulin in the later stages, usually after 5-10 years of the diagnosis.
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I am hypothyroidism since 2013. Having thyronorm 25 .now on test today tsh 9.6.should I take thyronorm 50.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am hypothyroidism since 2013. Having thyronorm 25 .now on test today tsh 9.6.should I take thyronorm 50.
Mr. lybrate-user, WHen on treatment for hypothyroidism, for getting complete relief from all he symptoms TSH should be maintained around 3 to 4 mU/L. Therefore, q value of 9.6 m U /L is very high. There is need to increase the dose of thyroxine. Thanks.
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I am 58 years old and a diabetic and having hypothyroidism. I am taking metformin and thyroxine. I heard thyroxine reduces the absorption of metformin. Please advise whether I can continue the treatment ?

Critical Care Training, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
If your thyroid and sugar both under control, then don't think too much. Thyroxine is to be taken on empty stomach and metformin to be taken with food and both doesn' t have any interaction with each other.
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My sugar is fasting 126 pp 153 I feel so week and fall down on road and feel exhausted I am working women pls advise in this regard I am taking glycomet sr 500 twice.

PGD Maternal Child Health, MBBS
General Physician, Akola
My sugar is fasting 126
pp 153
I feel so week and fall down on road and feel exhausted I am working women pls advise ...
It needs to be known whether the blood sugar levels quoted by you are with the dose of glycomet or without it. If these levels are without medicine on the day of test, then with medicine there is a possibility of further lowering of sugar levels causing hypoglycaemia. That may be the reason behind your falling on the road and feeling of exhaustion. You may consult privately with details of your reports.
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I am 40 years male suffering from uncontrollable diabetes type 2 from last 4 yrs. My fbs - 160.

Practical Course in Diabetology, POST GRADUATE COURSE IN DIABETOLOGY, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Jammu
I am 40 years male suffering from uncontrollable diabetes type 2 from last 4 yrs. My fbs - 160.
Avoid sugar, junk food, fried food and fruit juices. Exercise regularly and take medicine prescribed by your doctor.
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I am Married, having hypothyroidism since 2004, we are trying for baby for past six months , my recent tsh level was 8.3microIU/ml, and dosage 50 mcg, In order to conceive should I need any extra dosage? And is there is any optimum level of tsh for conceiving? Why I am not able to conceive? Kindly help me out with your suggestions.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am Married, having hypothyroidism since 2004, we are trying for baby for past six months , my recent tsh level was ...
Hello lybrate-user, hypothyroidism if not well controlled will affect conception negatively. Recommended tsh levels before conception is about 2 mu/l. Similarly during pregnancy too following levels are recommended 1st trimester 0.1 to 2mu/l, 2nd trimester 0.3 to 3 mu/l & 3rd trimester 0.3 to 3.1 mu/l. These levels ensure better fetal development and healthy out come of pregnancy. So even before attempting for conception please see that tsh level is brought down to the above mentioned range. Thanks.
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Without medicine how can we control diabetics. If medicine we have to take, which is best without side effects.

M.D. Internal Medicine
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
Without medicine how can we control diabetics. If medicine we have to take, which is best without side effects.
Medicines if required to control diabetes in addition to lifestyle modification should be taken as most of the anti diabetic drugs have mininmum side effect profile and can be taken for longer duration -lifelong with doctors advise. It is essential to go for regular check ups to know the functioning of your liver, kidney or heart as many anti diabetic drugs can not be given in diabetic patients with complications or need to reduce dosages if associated peptic ulcer disorders or nutritional deficiencies. Many times such patients benefit from insulin therapy dramatically.
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Which hair oil and shampoo is good for hairfall, I am hypothyroid and its in normal range , taking eltroxin 100 mcg daily. Hairfall is severe, dandruff is very minimal. I am applying coconut oil and use lo'real shampoo (total repair5- white bottle). Should I continue the ame or should you change.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Which hair oil and shampoo is good for hairfall, I am hypothyroid and its in normal range , taking eltroxin 100 mcg d...
Lybrate-user, to reduce or stop hair fall tsh level has to come down to about 3 to 4 milli units/l. If level is higher than this, then hair fall may not stop. So please check what is the current tsh level. Rest of the things like using a shampoo and various oils etc is really of no consequence. If dandruff is more you may use some anti fungal scalp lotion along with shampoos. But most important is the tsh level. Thanks.
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I have gout. Uric acid is 7.5 mg/dl. Please tell me what precautions I need to take.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hi, Gout (also known as podagra when it involves the big toe) is usually characterized by recurrent attacks of inflammatory arthritis—a red, tender, hot, and swollen joint. Pain typically comes on rapidly in less than twelve hours. The joint at the base of the big toe is affected in about half of cases. It may also result in tophi, kidney stones, or urate nephropathy. Prevention: Both lifestyle changes and medications can decrease uric acid levels. Dietary and lifestyle choices that are effective include reducing intake of food such as meat and seafood, consuming adequate vitamin C, limiting alcohol and fructose consumption, and avoiding obesity. Coffee, but not tea, consumption is associated with a lower risk of gout. Medication: Take homoeooapthic medicine – Colchicum 30/ 3 times a day daily for 1 month, report back to me.
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Me and my wife are planning to have a child soon. We have been married for a year. Can I get some basic level tips that increase our chances to have a baby?

MD, BAMS
Ayurveda, Pune
First 2 years never need a treatment. Normally pregnancy happens in between 10 to 18 th day of menses, that is ovulation period. In these days you need keep coitus daily for pregnancy.
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I am 38 year old I am suffering from thyride.

CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
Endocrinologist,
Do you mean to say hypothyroidism? please let me know your thyroid assay results like levels of tsh, t3 & t4. Treatment for this condition is taking thyroxine hormone regularly for life time.
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I am 58 years old, diabetic, no proper control, insulin dependent. kind of worried. Please suggest.

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I am 58 years old, diabetic, no proper control, insulin dependent. kind of worried. Please suggest.
hi, I am a registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator and a doctor (general physician) who will help you in your diabetes problem. Do let me know your hba1c value? also you need to provide me your daily food intake details. There are many lifestyle and dietary guidelines that can be followed: take high fiber prescribed diet which includes soluble fibre like apple, isabgol etc. Get more physical activity by prescription from a registered dietitian eat a balanced diet which includes whole grains and excludes all refined products like maida as prescribed by a registered dietitian, if you're overweight, diabetes prevention may hinge on weight loss. Every pound you lose can improve your health, and you may be surprised by how much. Participants in one large study who lost a modest amount of weight around 7 percent of initial body weight and exercised regularly reduced the risk of developing diabetes by almost 60 percent. I being a registered dietitian and doctor have been successfully helping patients with their diabetes problem. I will also prescribe medicines that will speed up the time to achieve your weight management goals. Do reply back for private consultation.
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I am 35 year old and I have recently know I have type 2 diabetic so please let me what can I do for control this.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Please mention your recent bsl reports and ongoing treatment and revert back to me for further assistance. Dr. Surbhi agrawal consultant physician and diabetologist
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My friend's age is 23, recently he got to know that he has thyroid problem. Sir/mam what should be the precautions and things to refrain?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My friend's age is 23, recently he got to know that he has thyroid problem. Sir/mam what should be the precautions an...
Mr. Lybrate-user, are you asking about what your friend should do, after having diagnosed of having hypothyroidism or the precautions to be taken by some one who has no such problem. Because once hypothyroidism develops, only option is to take regular treatment with thyroxine tablets for lifetime. Plus avoid soy beans, soy containing products, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, radish, peanuts, mustard and coffee. Consume more of green leafy vegetables, salads and fruits. Use whole grain flour for making roti and chapati, exercise regularly to avoid weight gain.
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How can I get fired from diabetes? And also tell me about the diet control Can this effect on blood pressure. Hoping an early reply.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
How can I get fired from diabetes? And also tell me about the diet control
Can this effect on blood pressure. Hoping ...
In a known case of diabetic we need to control sugar levels with medication, aerobic exercise and following a diabetic diet and few tips on diet say no to maida items like toast, khaari, naan, white bread. Can drink tea but without sugar say no to buffalo milk and can drink cows milk can eat brown bread can eat sprout's can eat green vegetables, can eat chappati, bajra ka rotla can eat one katori of rice twice a day with dal to avoid farsan food items can eat fruits say no to coconut water.
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I have been diagnosed as diabetes fastening 160, please confirm me it is curable or not.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I have been diagnosed as diabetes fastening 160, please confirm me it is curable or not.
Mr. lybrate-user, Diabetes mellitus is a disease occurring due to either deficiency of insulin or resistance to its action or both. So only way to treat is to make more insulin available, reduce resistance to its action or just give insulin daily to control blood glucose. Diabetes can only be controlled, there is no cure. Treatment has to be for lifetime. Fasting 160 mg is high. Thanks.
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My father have diabetes from 2 years.what should he do?

PGDD, RD
Dietitian/Nutritionist,
My father have diabetes from 2 years.what should he do?
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 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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I am 45 years having sometimes severe pain just below right ribs, nothing found in ultrasound except fatty liver, don, t want to take medicine ,started walk and some exercises, Please also advise for high uric acid diet and precautions,

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Mysore
I am 45 years having sometimes severe pain just below right ribs, nothing found in ultrasound except fatty liver, don...
Dear lybrate-user warm greetings, weight loss with appropriate diet and regular exercises should take care of your problems. It seems like a strech pain of your fatty liver radiating to the area mentioned. For controlling uric acid - switching over to vegetarian diet, avoid bakery products, pulses and high protein content foods shall be regulated heavily. Avoid tomatoes, cabbage, carrot. More on fruits and plenty of water also helps in reduction of uric acid. Abstinence from alcohol and smoking is a must. Have a good day and healthy times ahead, please come back to me if you have any issues. Also donot forget to report the results of the advices later.
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Hello doctor. Am 24 years old. Am getting grey hair and also having hair fall. And also hair density is reducing. As I don't have thyroid and pcod problem. Please suggest the medication for not getting grey and also to get good hair density.

D.A.M.S( A. M.), D.AC/B.E.M.S
Acupressurist, Mumbai
Hello doctor. Am 24 years old. Am getting grey hair and also having hair fall. And also hair density is reducing. As ...
You should take acupressure therapy and take biochemic calc phos 200x + sillicia 200x. 4 tab each thrice a day with warm water and take it 5 days and consult private online.
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