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Dr. Shashikala

Endocrinologist, Chennai

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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Can any tell me what is the price of Ozurdex injection for eye. I am suffering from diabetic retinopathy and macular edema. Doctor had suggested Ozurdex.

DNB Ophtalmology, MS - Ophthalmology, MBBS, Fellowship in Medical Retina, Fellowship in IOL & Cataract Microsurgery
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
Can any tell me what is the price of Ozurdex injection for eye. I am suffering from diabetic retinopathy and macular ...
Starts from 30000. Also discus other intravitreal steroid options especially if affordability is an issue.
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My father have sugar how can I resolved from body of my father give me some home tips.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
My father have sugar how can I resolved from body of my father give me some home tips.
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 have infertility issue from past 5 years. All the report s are next to normal according to doctor there is no such physical issue. Last doc to go for IUI but PCT was negative at that time and then IUI was not done. As we gone through IUI twice and IVF also was failure. Am completely stressful, what to do where to go. As one of my doc said there is hydro sulpinix so that embryo will not get attached to uterus and not growing so the IVF also failure. She suggest me to go for laparoscopy. 2 times the procedure withheld and the reason according to lapro surgeon was like not required in your case. Last month 3rd dy of my period I was suffering from severe pelvic pain and swollen lower abdomen. Again doc suggest me to go fr lapro and this month also the same pelvis pain with swollen abdomen. I cried like anything. Please help me out and please suggest me when lapro n IVF to be done. Which dy of my period. HSG, AMH is 6.0,PRL 12.43,TSH 3.80 ,progesterone1. 82 may vary monthly ,thyroid, USG report are also normal. Husband's report is also normal. Thank you.

MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Nashik
I have infertility issue from past 5 years. All the report s are next to normal according to doctor there is no such ...
Mam, srry to say, your hydroalpinx, is causing infertility, let me tell you bit clear IVF. Is the way you get conception, but untreated hydrosalpinx have lower conception rates than controls and it has been speculated that the tubal fluid that enters the endometrial cavity alters the local environment or affects the embryo in a detrimental way. Thus, many specialists advocate that prior to an IVF attempt, the hydrosalpinx should be removed. Lower abdominal pain, may be PID.
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I am 63 year old diabetic. I am taking Insulin. Which Ayurvedic medicines can I take alongside for better control for long time.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, Diploma in Food & Nutrition & Diabetic Educator , B.Sc. - Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I am 63 year old diabetic. I am taking Insulin. Which Ayurvedic medicines can I take alongside for better control for...
Do walk daily atleast 1 hr. Take high fiber diet. Don't skip your meals specially your breakfast. Take small nd frequent meal.
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I am diabetic 25 years old. Hba1c 7.9.i m on glucophage once daily. How long I will be on glucophage and it is necessary after several years I will be on insulin?

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
I am diabetic 25 years old. Hba1c 7.9.i m on glucophage once daily. How long I will be on glucophage and it is necess...
You will have to take antidiabetic medications lifelong. It needs continous monitoring and most importantly you need to follow diabetic diet and exercise daily for at least 30 minutes. Its not mandatory that you will require insulin.
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What are the quick remedies to get rid from thyroid within 1 month . I am 22 years and my thyroid level is 125 .so what should I do. To make it down to normal level ?

MD - Medicine
General Physician, Surat
No quickies in medical line. You should start taking meds for your condition n in case of thyroid or usually takes 4-6 wks for reports to get back to normal.
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Dear sir, I have diabetes since last 2 years, recently my penis fore skin getting scratches frequently and it is loosing it's flexible, I got idea to remove the fore skin by circumsious, Is it really helps me or not? Is there any other solution to that?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
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I have diabetes since last 2 years, recently my penis fore skin getting scratches frequently and it is loos...
Mr. Lybrate-user, it is possible that there is fungal infection on the prepuce which may be causing those cracks. It is essential to check your blood sugars, if there is high glycosuria that can cause frequent infection. So keep blood sugar in good control like fasting closer to 100 mg and pp 150 to160 mg and hba1c%<7. This would avoid repeated fore skin infections. Circumcision could be good option but glucose control is most important.
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Hello!sir,i amfrom in India my question is What is the best treatment of Acromegaly?

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
Hello!sir,i amfrom in India my question is What is the best treatment of Acromegaly?
acromegally usually caused by tumor of pituitary gland which requires removal surgically by a neurosurgeon
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Sir/mam I am suffering with thyroid and bp main 4-5 month month se tablets le rhe hu mera bp to ab control me hai but mera thyroid (tsh) 4 month phele 9.3 ml tha or ab 13. 2 ml ho gya hai main thyrox 25 tablets le rhe hu but mera thyroid theek nhi hua balke bad gya hai. Mujhe kya karna chahiye ke mera thyroid jalde se jalde theek ho jaye.

DM - Endocrinology, MD Medicine
Endocrinologist, Faridabad
First see that you are regular with medication and was taking it empty stomach keeping 45 minutes gap between thyroxine and breakfast. If everything was correct even then Tsh increased on thyroxine 25 ug, then increase dose to 50 ug daily especially if married and planning pregnancy.
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In may age 45 male diabetic actually 180 to 380 and use medican glum ate sr 500mg twice daily.

MBBS
General Physician, Ahmedabad
You need to reduce your weight. Get hbaic test. Will have to add glipizide 5mg//or gimipride 2 mg daily. And statin tab.
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What are the symptoms of diabetes and what is the treatment for it's cure if it is curable?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
What are the symptoms of diabetes and what is the treatment for it's cure if it is curable?
Symptoms of Diabetes Excessive Thirst Frequency of urination especially in night Excessive Hunger Fatigue Blurring Of Vision Sores or cuts that won’t heal Prevention 1.Do regular exercise 2.Reduce weight if overweight 3Control diet 4.Avoid sweets, excess calorie and carbohydrate rich diet, . 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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My mom is suffering from diabetes in normal stage. And she told me that her heart beats fast. I consulted the cardiologist and he asked to do some test. But everything is ok in the test report. She feel weak now a days and the problem is that she doesn't have good sleep in the day. What I should do? Waiting for your answer.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
My mom is suffering from diabetes in normal stage. And she told me that her heart beats fast. I consulted the cardiol...
Every diabetic should get heart, eyes, kidneys tested regularly. Good to know that heart tests are normal. Do not give sleeping tablets which can be addictive like alprazolam. Give her a tablet of valium 5 mg but do tell your doctor about it,
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I was suffering from thyroid and pcod. For thyroid I was using dose 75g but for pcod I was not using anything. Because of these two problems I was gaining weight day by day. Give some suggestions to reduce my weight to normal in 6 months. Now weight-95, height-5-5.Please help sir .

MBBS, DGO, MD, Fellowship in Gynae Oncology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
I was suffering from thyroid and pcod. For thyroid I was using dose 75g but for pcod I was not using anything. Becaus...
Is your thyroid controlled, for pcod start doing regular exercise for weight loss . Also get a diet chart from dietitian for PCOD. Quit coffee and fried food.
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What is the basic precautions to be taken to not get diabetes and what we should do if I am already affected by diabetes and I am getting severe leg pains?

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
What is the basic precautions to be taken to not get diabetes and what we should do if I am already affected by diabe...
Tk proper medicine of diabetes and do strength exercise of legs like quadriceps exercise ya cycling best for you.
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My tsh is 6.61. Please tell if I have thyroid. My age is 38. Weight is 87. I am taking calaptin40&actiblok for high bp & migraine.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Drink more water, high-carbohydrate foods such as potatoes, rice, pasta and bread. You can take 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. 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 may help, YOU CAN TAKE TAB. THYROXINE 100 MCG BEFORE MEAL IN MORNING DAILY . TESTS REPEAT EVERY 3 TO 6 MONTHS.
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One of the common doubt my diabetic people ask me about drinking whole milk or low fat milk

CCMTD, CCEBDM, C.Diabetology, American Diabetes Association, DOMS, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
One of the common doubt my diabetic people ask me about drinking whole milk or low fat milk
One of the common doubt my diabetic people ask me about drinking whole milk or low fat milk... let me clear the doubt in scientific way..

In fact, there are good reasons to believe that whole milk, full-fat yogurt, cream, and high-fat cheeses may be better for you than their low-fat alternatives.

Reason #1:  Saturated fat is not harmful to your health

Reason #2:  Low-fat and non-fat dairy products are higher in casein

Casein is a very sticky protein in milk that is quite difficult for humans to digest.  Milk proteins are designed to nourish baby cows, who are outfitted with a special enzyme (rennet) that can break apart casein. Humans do not make rennet, which is one of the reasons why dairy products can cause constipation and other digestive problems.

Reason #3:  Low-fat and non-fat dairy products are higher in whey

Whey proteins raise blood insulin levels just as much as pure sugar does.  Even though lactose, the sugar that naturally occurs in milk, has a low “glycemic index” and therefore does not raise blood sugar very much, whey proteins trigger big insulin spikes in body and destabilize blood sugar and hormone levels, lead to carbohydrate cravings, fatigue, mood swings, and obesity.

Reason 4:  High-fat dairy products contain less protein

This means that people who have dairy protein sensitivities may tolerate them better.  People who have trouble with dairy foods are almost always reacting either to milk carbohydrate (lactose intolerance) or milk proteins (dairy allergy and sensitivity), not to dairy fat. This is why many dairy-sensitive individuals are able to eat butter and heavy cream, which are extremely low in protein.

Reason #5:  High-fat dairy products taste better

They improve the flavor, digestibility, and absorption of foods and are more satisfying, therefore you may find yourself naturally eating less.

Bottom line:  The lower the fat content, the higher the protein content

People who consume the most high-fat dairy products, have a 23-percent lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes than people who have one serving or less but there was no association between intake of low-fat dairy products and lowered type 2 diabetes risk.

Keep in mind that, you choose unsweetened varieties, since sugar and other refined carbohydrates raise insulin levels and disturbs blood sugar levels.
And MODERATION is the key for all the food .

Thank you for reading and i Hope it has helped you.

Source: Diabetologia

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Hi my uncle sugar fasting level is 180, and some stomach problem four times in a day he go for loo. Can you please tel me which doctor I have to consult him.

MD, MBBS
General Physician, Noida
Hi my uncle sugar fasting level is 180, and some stomach problem four times in a day he go for loo. Can you please te...
He is definitely diabetic. He has insulin -independent diabetes which means that he is still producing his endogenous insulin but at a slower speed, and thisefore can be controlled by diet management + oral antihypoglycaemic medicines and insulin thisapy is not required. He has high fasting sugar but pp is not done. So, get Post-prandial sugar test done or better get GTT (Glucose Tolerance Test) done that will give full idea of his Blood Sugar levels. Also get A1C test done which gives an idea of average blood sugar level over last 3 months. Diabetes cannot be cured till date in any thisapy, allopathy, homeopathy or aurvedic so far. If anyone claims to cure it, he is just be-fooling you and actually selling hopes to you, not cure. In near future cure may be possible by stem cell theory or immunological manipulations. Research is going on in these fields but is at very nascent stage at this time and no approved technology exists till date. Insulin pumps and implants may give long term relief and may approximate short term cure. He can manage his diabetes by diet control, exercises and life-style changes but in spite of that, if the sugar remains high, he would require oral antidiabetic medicines for that you need to consult your nearest or family doctor. Your uncle's sugar is not normal. How bad is it, can be accessed by A1C test.
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My wife is 57 years old her clinical symptoms were fatigue, feeling sad, tiredness, morning headache. I am retired male nurse come medical lab tech (naval hosp. Retired) got her thyroid and lipid profile. All were normal, but tsh was 13.02 hence she was advise thyronorm 25 mcg daily. After 3 months repeated test report is 0.14 where as t3 and t4 remains unchaged (t3 104.6, t4 10.00 should we reduce the dose or we can continue with same dose. Said doctor is not available. Please advise thanks & regards.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My wife is 57 years old her clinical symptoms were fatigue, feeling sad, tiredness, morning headache. I am retired ma...
The tsh values are low because she is taking thyronorm 25 mcg, daily, and this is quite a low dose, when tsh is low t3 & t4 will be normal. Thyronorm is also t4 only. So please do not think of reducing the dosage. This has to continue. Only thing is keep checking tsh levels once 3 - 4 months.
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