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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
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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 a 54 years old male working as a clerk with bsnl. My parents are diabetic and takes insulin two times a day. I am regularly walking for an hour not taking any sweets and taking zoryil m1 11/2 tab morning and 1 tab at night. But still my fasting sugar is 242 today how can I control my sugar level I am not having bp or cholestrol. I am 6.1" tall and my weight 90kg.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
It is not as easy task to control blood sugar in the desired normal range. Whatever we eat is metabolised to sugar in the body to provide energy for our daily activities. For the absolute control, one has to monitor his / her blood sugar at regular intervals (self-monitoring of blood glucose? smbg). Though difficult, this can be done by a glucometer and keep a record. Get an idea of fasting sugar (fbs) and 2 hours after food (ppbs) and check before dinner and after every major food. The basic idea is to reduce the food intake to 1/3 of what you take now. The dictum of sugar control is diet, exercise, diet + medicine and at later stage medicine+ insulin will be needed. For sugar control there is the need for regular advice and follow up. Just one time consultation or advice is not enough to guide a diabetic in scientifically & medically correct manner. For giving you regular follow up you ask me privately with all details like your daily eating pattern and medicines you take. I assure you a proper guidance. If you keep in touch.
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I am thyroid positive patient since 10 years. I am taking elteroxin 100 mg every day. But no positive effects. Would you please suggest what I have to do. I also thin with 50 kg weight. Please help. Thanks.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
may know what you mean by" no positive effects. Because if there are no major symptoms related to hypothyroidism it is good. Being thin is no problem, because in hypothyroidism weight increases disproportionately
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Besides exercise a and diet what else can a person incorporate to keep their diabetes in control.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Bhavnagar
Besides exercise a and diet what else can a person incorporate to keep their diabetes in control.
beside excersice & diet, in Ayurveda some more things are mentioned for maintain health. these are dincharya (daily regimen), rutucharya (seasonal regimen), uncontrol of natural urges(don't control natural urges like appetite, bowel, urination, sleep etc. you can do more: *take turmeric & amla 1 TSP in morning *use milk & ghee of cow only * take ajvayan methi & jeera 1 TSP after each meal * avoid curd * avoid day sleep *avoid stress & anger
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I am 45 year old and in the first stage of diabetes.Can I control my sugar level without medicine? if possible, then how.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Now see ,My suggestion is that u should try Homoeopathy firstly,for 2-3 months and if results r favourable,continue these mediciness and without any side effects. Syzizium jumbolanum Q ( Dr.Reckeweg ) 20 drop tds 10 min.Before meals Cephlandra indica @ ( SBL ) 20 drops bd 10 min. After meals do regular morning walk,avoid extra sweets in daily routine,lead a stress free life.
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Hi doctor. My mom get insulin from last 10 years. Now she is thinking to get homeopathic treatment. Doctor says your immune system get low due to continuous insulin intake. From homeopathic treatment you will give escape from insulin. So please suggest me doctor 1. Is it important to leave insulin? 2. Will it help to start homeopathic treatment? 3. Will it affect? Thanking you.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hi doctor. My mom get insulin from last 10 years. Now she is thinking to get homeopathic treatment. Doctor says your ...
Hi, if your mom is taking insulin (insulin-dependent diabetes) for the past 10 yrs. And now she night be around 50-60 yrs. Old, then there is no point of giving up insulin treatment and switching over to homoeopathy! continue with the same mode of treatment. All the best!
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I am 46 year old, known diabetic for last 16 years. About 4 months back I had CRVO to my right eye, I maintain reasonably good blood sugar levels. In Feb-16 my HbA1C is 8.

MBBS, CCEBDM
Diabetologist, Bangalore
I am 46 year old, known diabetic for last 16 years. About 4 months back I had CRVO to my right eye, I maintain reason...
Hi You need a strict control of diabetes to prevent further damage to the eyes. Maintain HbA1C of <7%. FBS 80-120 and PPBS 140-180. Make sure your blood pressure and cholesterol is also under control. Follow proper diet. QUIT smoking and alcohol.
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I am 27 year old and also hypothyroid. My weight is 86 kg after pregnancy. Now 1 year has passed but the weight is not reducing. How can I reduce weight?

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I am 27 year old and also hypothyroid. My weight is 86 kg after pregnancy. Now 1 year has passed but the weight is no...
what is ur current thyroid report..it must b deranged otherwise weight increase not occurs..get back with latest report for proper treatment
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I want to know about the diet for diabetes patients and how control it easily with daily busy life.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mohali
I want to know about the diet for diabetes patients and how control it easily with daily busy life.
Hello, Regular exercise, walking, jogging, running, yoga, cycling . Regular aerobic exercise for 1 hour daily (brisk walking, jogging, running, swimming, cycling etc) 2. Reduce weight if overweight 3control diet#11;a) avoid sweets, sugar/honey, milk, milk product excess calorie and carbohydrate rich diet like white bread, cereal, rice, pasta#11;b) avoid all refined food like maida, pasta, starchy food like rice, potato, bakery item, processed food,#11; include more fiber like pulse, green leafy vegetable, cucumber, carrot, tomato, legume. avoid sweetened fruit like banana, mango, litchi, chickoo, sapota, seethaphal jack fruit, grape etc. Can have fruits like guava, pineapple, papaya, orange, mousambi, strawberry, watermelon, pomegranate, jack fruit, sweet potato, a handful of walnut daily (akhrot)#11;avoid white/polished rice, take unpolished rice like brown rice/wheat/jowar/ragi, moong and chana dal.#11; avoid ghee/ butter./coconut oil/excess salt intake like papad/pickle.#11; avoid red meat. Take fish/chicken. avoid alcohol and carbonated drinks like soft drink Monitor your fasting, pp blood sugar 3 monthly and hba1c six monthly
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I AM DIABETIC taking insulin & a medicine metformin 500. My metabolism is not good.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I AM DIABETIC taking insulin & a medicine metformin 500. My metabolism is not good.
1.Do regular exercise 2.Reduce weight if overweight 3Control diet 4.Avoid sweets, sugar/honey, excess calorie and carbohydrate rich diet, avoid all refined food like maida, pasta, starchy food like rice, potato,.include more fiber like pulse,green leafy vegetable, legume. Avoid sweetened fruit like banana,mango,litchi,chickoo,sapota,seethaphaljack fruit,grape etc.avoid white/polished rice, take unpolished rice like brown rice/wheat/Jowar/Ragi,moong and chana Dal. Avoid ghee/ butter./coconut oil/excess salt intake like papad/pickle. Avoid red meat.take fish/chicken. Avoid alcohol and carbonated drinks like soft drink 5.Adhere to a strict diabetic diet by consulting Dietitian 6.Monitor your fasting, PP blood sugar and Hba1c three monthly 7.Consult diabetologist for advice and treatment
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I am 57 male. My fasting blood sugar count is 127 ppbs 2 hr is 300 and random sugar count is 170. Kindly advise. What should I do to correct this ?

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Start with tab glyciphage 850 mg once daily and revert back to me with pp blood sugar levels after 15 days.
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Hi, I had blood test and report says Blood urea nitrogen is 7.8 mg/dl and uric acid is 2.1 mg. Dl. Can you please guide me on this? Thank, s Spoorthy.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
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I had blood test and report says Blood urea nitrogen is 7.8 mg/dl and uric acid is 2.1 mg. Dl. Can you please gui...
Results of the blood urea nitrogen test are measured in milligrams per deciliter (mg/dl) in the united states and in millimoles per liter (mmol/l) internationally. In general, around 7 to 20 mg/dl (2.5 to 7.1 mmol/l) is considered normal. Uric acid is a chemical created when the body breaks down substances called purines. Purines are found in some foods and drinks. These include liver, anchovies, mackerel, dried beans and peas, and beer. Most uric acid dissolves in blood and travels to the kidneys. Most of it is excreted (removed from your body) in your urine, or passes through your intestines to regulate" normal" levels. Normal uric acid levels are 2.4-6.0 mg/dl (female) and 3.4-7.0 mg/dl (male). Normal values will vary from laboratory to laboratory.
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I am 23 years old girl. I skipped my periods from last few months. In thyroid test my tsh count is 0.023. Please explain this figure and suggest me what should I do.

CCMTD, CCEBDM, C.Diabetology, American Diabetes Association, DOMS, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
I am 23 years old girl. I skipped my periods from last few months. In thyroid test my tsh count is 0.023. Please expl...
You seem to have hyperthyroidism. You need to provide detail information about your medical history in order to suggest you further.
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Hi I am having thyroid. How can I be cure?

MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist,
Hi I am  having thyroid. How can I be cure?
Deficiency of thyroxine hormone leading to sluggishness, tired feeling, weight increase, slow heart beats, intolerance to cold, swelling of legs, feet and face, difficulty in concentrating and at times in speech. Treatment for hypothyroidism is giving ' THYROXINE ' tablets. And dose are according to level of thyroid for life time. Avoid iron medicines. Avoid bad habits . Avoid stress. Some Relax during work.go walk daily.avoid oily foods,junk foods. Do Tests T3,T4,TSH EVERY 3 TO 6 MONTHS. Take plenty of water, high-carbohydrate foods such as potatoes, rice, pasta and bread. Nutrient-rich foods that improve your health may also benefit your thyroid gland, antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables more plenty of water: Blueberries, tomatoes, bell peppers, and other foods rich in antioxidants can improve overall health and benefit the thyroid gland. Eating foods high in B vitamins, like whole grains, may also help. flax oil, Selenium: Tiny amounts of selenium are needed for enzymes that make thyroid hormones to work properly. Eating selenium-rich foods, such as sunflower seeds or Brazil nuts, can be beneficial. Tyrosine: This amino acid is used by the thyroid gland to produce T3 and T4. Taking a supplement can help,
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Is diabetes will be cured permanently for taking medicines?

MBBS
General Physician,
Diabetes is only manageable, not curable, it can be managed with the drugs which reduce sugar level and in turn reduce the morbidity and mortality with diabetes
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I'M 23. I read that pcos causes diabetes? I had a scan in sept 2015 that showed polycystic appearing ovaries. I have been having problems like period cycle lasting 3 days instead of normal 5 days since 2 cycles. Bitter sour taste in mouth. Acne on forehead since a month (I never had acne problems even as a teenager). Etc. My thyroid test (done in Aug 2015) is normal. So could diabetes be the cause of my problem?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I'M 23. I read that pcos causes diabetes? I had a scan in sept 2015 that showed polycystic appearing ovaries. I have ...
Hello, pcos is seen more often in over weight or obese females. Obesity and inactivity also are responsible for causing diabetes t2 in many individuals. Pcos does not lead to diabetes. If you have any doubt get fasting and after food sugar testing done to find out.
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I am 42 years old I have Sugar last 6 years, I am taking Tablet but my sugar always showing 150 to 200, not crossing 200 Fasting or PP. In the feature what type problem will be come? Till I have not feel any problem.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am 42 years old I have Sugar last 6 years, I am taking Tablet but my sugar always showing 150 to 200, not crossing ...
Mr asit kumar, fasting sugar 150 mg to 200 mg is high. What is the hba1c %? it appears that the anti diabetic treatment being taken is not adequate, may have to be increased. Secondly diabetes is called as a" silent killer, because there are hardly any symptoms noticed. But it affects almost every system in the body. Diabetes damages retina - leading to retinopathy, can lead to loss of vision. Damages small and large blood vessels affecting kidneys and heart. Of all the deaths occurring due to renal failure in india 25%are diabetic patients. Neuropathy affecting peripheral nerves and loss of sensation leading to foot ulceration and related problems. In india over one lack legs are amputated per year in diabetic patients. Looking at all these details it is necessary for you to take appropriate treatment. Please consult your doctor and change the drugs or add new ones. If you want me to guide please come in a private conversation with all the details, where I can prescribe specific treatment.
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Do I continue giving insulin to my 85 year old mother even though the sugar has now come down from 350 to 200.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Do I continue giving insulin to my 85 year old mother even though the sugar has now come down from 350 to 200.
You may not require insulin now.switch it over to oral medicine after consulting physician with blood sugar report
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My Hba1c 8.8 fbs 120 so what to do?

MBBS, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist,
Dear your hba1c of 8.8 suggests that your sugar is not in control over the last 2-3 months. However your fasting is 120 mg. So probably your control is improving. Contact your diabetologist to fine tune your treatment.
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How can the disease of uric acid be cured? What are the things to be ignored to keep it in normal stage?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
In high uric acid avoid few diets i.e. high purine-rich foods, milk products, protein foods, meat, dried beans, dried peas, mushrooms, whey proteins which are used in zym, Eat balanced diet , eat banana, take amino acid rich diets, L- glutamine like supplements, whole grain, oats, green veg., low cholesterol foods, plenty of water in day time,
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I am 29 year old and I have a diabetes.What can i do?

Diploma in Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist,
I am 29 year old and I have a diabetes.What can i do?
Hello at this age diabetes also curable, if can maintain a goof diet plan. 1. Drink more water on empty stomach 2. Try to add more fruits in your diet 3. Soya and other plant source proteins 4. Please try to keep away long life medication, will damage your organs. 5. Let's do a private consulting. So that I can suggest you best nutrition. Have a healthy life.
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