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Dr. Shashikala

Endocrinologist, Chennai

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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 am 40 years single and my doctor say I had thyroid however he ask me to take yoga once in morning and evening but what does that mean? Will my thyroid will be clear through doing yoga. And also he doesn't prescribed me any medicine. Please explain me. Thank you.

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lybrate-user, It would have been better if actual thyroid test values were mentioned. That would have clarified all the doubts. If hypothyroidism is present then treatment is advocated if TSH levels are more than 10 mU/L. Or sometimes even at levels between 6 to 9.9 mU/L if there are any severe symptoms attributable to hypothyroidism and low T4 levels. If someone has confirmed hypothyroidism then proper treatment the only remedy Yogasanas, probably help improve ones fitness. Nothing to do in terms of controlling hypothyroidism. Thanks.

Hello doctor my mom is having high blood sugar for last few years and high bp also. We have been to several doctors and also checking her diet. She takes a dose of insulin overnight b4 meal. And takes rice only once in a day. Yet her sugar level is more than 280 (pp) most of the time. What should we do further and if you can suggest any diet for her. Would be thankful.

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my mom is having high blood sugar for last few years and high bp also. We have been to several doctors a...
susmita your mother can take rice. We have to understand that we indians luve on rice. But please mix chapati with rice. her sugars are high and needs further control. please get HbA1C URINE routine and microscopy. creatinine and reconnect

Hello Dr. I have uric acid what I have to avoid.

MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
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Avoid protein diets,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. Tab. Bencid 500 mg once a day.

I am a diabetic and sometimes I get little blisters on my penis head and it becomes itchy. But when I apply oil or cream they burst. Am not able to understand why this happens.

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I am a diabetic and sometimes I get little blisters on my penis head and it becomes itchy. But when I apply oil or cr...
Mr Rahul, If blood sugar level is not under control then fungal infections particularly of prepuce can occur fairly frequently. So please see that your blood sugar levels are near normal (fasting about 100 mg and PP about 150 to 160 mg). Then also need to take anti fungal treatment.
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I am a diabetic patient since last 10 years. Now my pp become more than three times of fasting. What can I do to reduce the same.

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I am a diabetic patient since last 10 years. Now my pp become more than three times of fasting. What can I do to redu...
In a known case of diabetic we need to control sugar levels with medication, aerobic exercise and following a diabetic diet.

I yawn very frequently specially during night or when I am very tired. Is this common in diabetes patients?

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I yawn very frequently specially during night or when I am very tired. Is this common in diabetes patients?
It may not be related to Diabetes. However you can get the fasting and PP blood sugar examined to exclude Diabetes
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I have hypothyroidism. My tsh level is 12.6. The range is 5.5. I want to get homeopathy treatment. What should I do. How I control it in diet ?

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Hello, you can take homoeopathic medicine thyroidinum 3x (2 tablets thrice a day) for 15 days and update with the feedback.
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I m 56 year,having diabetic from last 5 years in 105-160 n i have erection / stiffness problem. Please guide.

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Dear, Diabetes is often called the silent killer. Diabetes, is a metabolic disease in which sugar does not get metabolized properly in the body. This means that the blood sugar levels continue to be high, threatening the normal functioning of the body. According to Ayurveda There are 20 forms of Diabetes : 4 are due to Vata, 6 result from Pitta, and 10 are caused by Kapha. But Diabetes (MADHUMEHA) is.Mainly kapha dosha disease. Poorly managed diabetes can lead to a host of long-term complications like :- Heart attacks, Strokes, Blindness, Nerve damage, Amputation of Limb. Impotency in men.Visit us at www.Malhotraayurveda.Com

Female of 60 yrs. What should be the correct level of urea and fasting blood sugar.

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Female of 60 yrs. What should be the correct level of urea and fasting blood sugar.
Fasting blood sugar. Less than 100 and urea In general, around 7 to 20 mg/dL (2.5 to 7.1 mmol/L) is considered normal. But normal ranges may vary, depending on the reference range used by the lab, and your age. Ask your doctor to explain your results. Urea nitrogen levels tend to increase with age.
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Hi my mom got diabetic. Day by day increasing. How to control? What type food eat? What should do?

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Hi my mom got diabetic. Day by day increasing. How to control? What type food eat? What should do?
Holistic approach In Management of Diabetes are as follows Self-management education Nutrition Physical activity Smoking cessation Psychosocial care Therapeutic targets Get your following tests done and review with reports 1. FBS, PP Blood sugar 2. HBA1C 3. KFT

I am 41 years old and I am trouble with kidney stone and uric acid problem. Is spinach and lemon good for me ?

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda
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I am 41 years old and I am trouble with kidney stone and uric acid problem. Is spinach and lemon good for me ?
The best treatment of gout consists of restoring the balance of vata (air element) and detoxifying the blood. High protein diet should be avoided in cases of increased uric acid. Take maha rasnadi kwath 2-2 tsf twice a day. Take maha yograj guggul 1-1 twice a day. Kaishor guggulguggul and chandraprabha vati 1-1 twice a day. Avoid junk food. Fermented food. Spicy food. Tea. Coffee. Do pranayama early morning. Avoid alcohol consumption.

My mom is diabetic She is taking sugar free Sugar substitute Is this recommended or any side effects.

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My mom is diabetic She is taking sugar free Sugar substitute Is this recommended or any side effects.
Better avoid it. Take medicines regularly and follow the diet and exercise advise strictly good luck.
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How can a person fully cure from diabetes and what diet should she follows? How much time it" ll take to get rid from diabetes.

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How can a person fully cure from diabetes and what diet should she follows? How much time it" ll take to get rid from...
For diabetes follow a diet low in carbohydrate, low in fat and high in fibre. Avoid bakery products. Avoid too much rice and potato. Avoid fried stuff. Avoid chocolate, cakes, ice cream, soft drinks and fruit juices. Eat lots of vegetables. Walk for at least 30 minutes a day for 5 days in a week. Medicine and insulin will work better if you follow diet and exercise.

My mother is actually suffering from sugar and have pain in back. She have high sugar.

MD - Pharmacology, ECFMG certified , MBBS
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My mother is actually suffering from sugar and have pain in back. She have high sugar.
Dear,first of all we need to see that hey sugar under control then we need to find out the cause of her back pain please describe the pain is it doll making or sharp shooting? does it also go anywhere else other than the back? is it associated with tingling or numbness of the feet? is it associated with any problems of passing urine or passing stools? what causes the pain or increases the pain and what relieves it? depending on your answers the different causes could be: muscular pain, spinal disc disease, vitamin d deficiency, etc.

I'm a 45 year-old women have I entered the pre menopausal stage. Which is why I'm gaining excess weight. Or is it due to hypothyroidism? Please help.

MBBS, MRCGP ( UK), D Diab (UK)
Endocrinologist
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I'm a 45 year-old women have I entered the pre menopausal stage. Which is why I'm gaining excess weight. Or is it due...
Hi, Weight gain could be due to various reasons 1) when woman is attaining menopause she tends to put on some weight. 2) As person grows older his/her basal metabolic rate decreases, and if the person is consuming same quantities of food as he was doing when he was younger he will put on weight. 3) if hypothyroidism is not well controlled he / she will put on weight. So please get your TSH, T4 and T3 levels checked. 4) by reducing physical activity person puts on weight. 5) Increase in dietary consumption especially of high calorie stuff (high sugar and high fat stuff) will make a person put on weight. Thank you.
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Hi, my daughter is 14 years old and she is having thyroid since she was 10 years, is thyroid curable in young age or will she have any problem at the time of pregnancy or to conceive.

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Hi, my daughter is 14 years old and she is having thyroid since she was 10 years, is thyroid curable in young age or ...
Hi hypothyroidism is not curable, but taking thyroxine hormone regularly will keep it in check without any problems, even for conceiving and for pregnancy and for the baby. But treatment has to be continued for life.

He is suffering from thyroid. Suggest few aayurvedic medicine and some home remedies.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist
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take hormone balance twice a day before meal. take hormone therapy from pvt. consult on lybrate.com Eating in hypothyroidism 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. it help in reducing over weight also
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What are the long term effects of thyroid gland removal as a result of thyroid cancer?

CCMTD, CCEBDM, C.Diabetology, American Diabetes Association, DOMS, MBBS
Endocrinologist
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Hypothyroidism and hypoparathyroidism. Which can lead to calcium level imbalance and thyroid problem which can be managed medically.

I am a 48 years old person I am suffer from uriq acid disease what is remedy for uric acid and locel docter says to me the kidney is not running in body that acid is oasse a damage part of body in storage the what is your opinion ?

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
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There are many lifestyle and dietary guidelines that can be followed to protect against future flares or prevent gout or uric acid problems from occurring in the first instance: maintain a high fluid intake (2-4 liters a day) avoid alcohol maintain a healthy body weight eat a balanced diet limit fish, meat and poultry intake. If attempting to lose weight, avoid low-carbohydrate diets. If carbohydrate intake is insufficient, the body is unable to burn its own fat properly, releasing substances called ketones into the bloodstream. This results in a condition called ketosis that can increase the level of uric acid in the blood. It is most important to avoid foods that are high in purines, to ensure that the levels of uric acid in the blood do not get too high. Here is a list of high-purine foods to be wary of: beef kidneys brains dried beans and peas liver mackerel mushrooms lose some weight by walking or other exercise, avoid meats and get always be on a prescribed diet as prescribed by a registered dietitian. I am a registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator and a doctor, consult privately for detailed treatment plans using diet and medications.

When to go for uric acid test, suffering from muscles pain since 6 months, What are symptoms of increased uric acid levels in body?

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General Physician
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When to go for uric acid test, suffering from muscles pain since 6 months, What are symptoms of increased uric acid l...
Muscle pain may not be be uric acid and increase in uric acid causes Gout. Also called "gouty arthritis," gout is a painful form of arthritis caused by too much uric acid in the body. The painful flare-ups may be concentrated in the big toe (a symptom known as podagra), as well as swelling and pain in the ankles, knees, feet, wrists or elbows
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