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Dr. Shashikala

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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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Sir, I am 38Y Male. 90 KGs. Fasting 100, PP 156. BP remains normal at 130/80. Walk 100 min per week. Father Diabetic. HbA1C 6.0. Would I require medication or I can help myself by mere lifestyle changes? I have stopped rice and very less sugar intake now. I have discomfort in knee in the form of little pain (May be due to Vit D Deficiency). Any tests you recommend? Thank you for your guidance.

MBBS, DMRD, MD - Radio Diagnosis, FIIM(Ayurved), D.SC, Post Doctoral Fellowship of Institute of Indian Medicine, Ph.D
Non-Invasive Conservative Cardiac Care Specialist, Ahmednagar
Sir, I am 38Y Male. 90 KGs. Fasting 100, PP 156. BP remains normal at 130/80. Walk 100 min per week. Father Diabetic....
Dear Just cool. Relaaax. Everything is fine. Get Vit D level blood test done. If found low, just supplement it. Enjoy life Vm.
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Dear sir/Madam My uric acid is very high in body what to do and which vegetable non veg should be avoided.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Dear sir/Madam
My uric acid is very high in body what to do and which vegetable non veg should be avoided.
Hi Ryax... To control uric acid you will need to reduce hight protein diet... and green leafy vegetables... etc.. but what happens is you will also have to suffer from nutritional deficiency... But there is an option for that... Homoeopathic medicine can cure High uric acid levels (Gout) permanently and you will not have to follow the diet restrictions.. through out your life... You may consult through lybrate...
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My wife has hypothyroidsm. She is taking homeo medicine for that. We want to be parents. When pregnancy will come while using medicine.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My wife has hypothyroidsm. She is taking homeo medicine for that. We want to be parents. When pregnancy will come whi...
If hypothyroidism is well controlled with proper thyroxine dosage, then having a baby is not difficult. Only thing is there should be no break in the treatment with thyroxine.
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Hi I am 40 yr old dibatic type 2 for last 4 months. I am taking tab. Metadose ipr 500 one time. How to control dibatic? what shoud I have to eat & what to avoid or minmise? is yoga is benificial for dibatc?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Hi I am 40 yr old dibatic type 2 for last 4 months. I am taking tab. Metadose ipr 500 one time. How to control dibati...
To guide I need some critical info like weight, height, waist circumference, fasting and pp sugar levels, hba1c % with that info I can guide better. However, few things which should be followed are- avoid sweets, direct sugar, deep fried foods, fruits like banana, mango, chikkoos, grapes, exercise for more than 1 h every day. Eat more green salads and can consume fruits like apple, orange, water melon, pear and guava (peru)
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I am a girl of 20 and my weight is only 35 kgs. How to gain weight. My thyroid test result says that I have EU thyroid. How to gain weight?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am a girl of 20 and my weight is only 35 kgs. How to gain weight. My thyroid test result says that I have EU thyroi...
Lybrate-user, some times certain genetic make up is such that weight gain becomes difficult. No obvious reason is detectable. However, you may increase your food intake, do some regular exercise, preferably join a gym. Exercise will help in improving appetite and hence intake. Your ideal body weight should be about 50 kgs. Add at least 2 eggs in your diet per day. Consume fruits, vegetables, nuts and red meat or fish. Also. Milk and cheese can be added to diet. Weight increase may take a longer time. Thanks.
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My fasting glucose level is 112 today, am I diabetic? M feeling pain in both knee and both side of back, from 4 days m feeling frequent urination. Is it any serious?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My fasting glucose level is 112 today, am I diabetic? M feeling pain in both knee and both side of back, from 4 days ...
Lybrate-user, fbs between 108 mg to 125 mg is considered as pre- diabetes. There is no treatment required, but better to take precautions like avoiding excess sweets, junk foods, pastries, bakery items, sweetened aerated drinks (colas), fructose corn syrup containing products, highly processed food products and high fat milk products. Consume more of green leafy vegetables, salads, and fruits. Use whole grain products, avoid refined flour like maida. Exercise daily for at least 1 hour. To diagnose diabetes fasting should be >126 mg & pp > 200 mg/100 ml. So please check pp level and inform.
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I have been suffering from type 2 diabetes since the last 10 years. Presently I take trajenta duo 2.5/1000 after breakfast and dinner and Glimprimide .5 with lunch. My fasting and pp sugar levels are 120 and 150. However, people are of the opinion that my appearance/health has deteriorated considerably and many are unable to recognize me after they see me after a long time. Will you please suggest how I can recover my health at least partially.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I have been suffering from type 2 diabetes since the last 10 years. Presently I take trajenta duo 2.5/1000 after brea...
Mr. lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. The blood glucose levels mentioned show that you have very good control of diabetes. To improve your overall well being you may consider joining a gym and doing regular workouts and take some protein supplements to build better muscle and improve appearance. Secondly if you are happy with your health and energy level, then that should be good enough. Thanks.
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I am 50 years male type 2 diabetic recently administered stent and I am suffering from erectile dysfunction please prescribe medicine to overcome this.

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Vijayawada
I am 50 years male type 2 diabetic recently administered stent and I am suffering from erectile dysfunction please pr...
Hi, Since you have got Stent operation done and using tablets for them, I recommend you to discuss your erection problem with cardiologist, as few cardiac medicines might give this side effects.
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Hello doctor my father was suffering sugar problem last two years what should I do his age 53.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Hello doctor my father was suffering sugar problem last two years what should I do his age 53.
Mr. Lybrate-user, I am sure he is already on appropriate treatment, that should be continued. Strive to maintain fasting sugar closer to 100 mg and pp between 150 to 160 mg/100ml.& hba1c%<7. These levels will help in preventing or delaying long term complications of diabetes mellitus. Otherwise, consequences can be fairly bad. Apart from regular medication he should also take a restricted but balanced diet, that gives exact calories matching needs based on ideal body weight, sugar levels and extent of daily physical activity. Daily exercise of 1 hour plus is a must. He should avoid sweets, deep fried foods, junk foods and pastries. Should also refrain from alcohol, sweetened aerated drinks and smoking. Also avoid ghee, butter and high fat milk products like cheese.
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My sugar level fasting is 100 to 113 how can I prevent diabetese my father and gfather both had pl advice

Pathologist, Delhi
Yes although you have a family history of diabetes in the family but you should control sugar levels by eating right kind of food and by excercising.
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Hi. My Friend 29 year old has EF 20-25% .was gone in Lvf? 5 months back. Also newly diabetic on amaryl 1 mg od. Is there any medicine/Exercise to Raise EF? Thanks.

MBBS, MD
General Physician, Bangalore
Hi. My Friend 29 year old has EF 20-25% .was gone in Lvf? 5 months back. Also newly diabetic on amaryl 1 mg od. Is th...
Does he have any other medical problems. Isolated reduction of EF in such young people is rare until he has cardiomyopathy. This is again secondary to many systemic disease or primary or due to other diseases of the heart. More information Will be required before any thing can be said.
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Hi, i m 31 years old. I would like to know about thyroid. I went for a thyroid test my tsh level was high but t3 and t4 level were normal. Can you tell me what does that mean? Do I suffer from thyroid? Do I need to take medicine for this?

M.Sc - Psychology, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Kangra
yes even if t3 and t4 levels are normal if tsh is raised it suggest subclinical hypothyroidism...it needs observation bcoz the patients usually develop overt hypothyroidism in long run and need treatment
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CCMTD, CCEBDM, C.Diabetology, American Diabetes Association, DOMS, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
I love the concept of healing with food, food as medicine, or as I like to call it, food pharmacology

Turmeric is a plant of the ginger family that is often used in Indian cuisines. This plant has a long history of medicinal use, and  it’s most studied active ingredient has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial and antiviral activity.

Historically, turmeric has been used to treat pain , stomach and liver ailments , many skin conditions like  sores, eczema and skin rashes. 

Excess inflammation is always present in Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (the suffix "itis" denotes inflammation in the thyroid gland .It is most common cause of Hypothyroidism). Turmeric can be helpful in reducing whole body inflammation

Studies of the effect of curcumin, the active ingredient of turmeric on the thyroid gland and autoimmunity have showed encouraging results.

Curcumin showed tumor inhibiting activity in thyroid cancer.

Curcumin was protective against the genetic damage and side effects induced by radioactive iodine that is sometimes used to treat Graves’ disease (hyperthyroidism)

Curcumin has anti-inflammatory benefits that can be helpful in down-regulating autoimmune conditions

While curcumin can also boost glutathione (an antioxidant that's often depleted in Hashimoto's)

Use of turmeric helped in reducing pain , increase in energy , improvement in mood and an improvement in thyroid antibodies 

Daily intake of curcumin in a typical Indian diet may be anti-inflammatory, however, curcumin is cleared from the body within one hour or so
Combining curcumin with piperine, (found in pepper), extends the life of curcumin in the body, helping it to stick around longer. 

I also made Turmeric Tea (recipe below) twice per day

1 teaspoon of turmeric
1 teaspoon of ginger
pinch of pepper
pinch of cinnamon
juice of one lemon
sweetener to taste (Stevia is Dr.Tanvi’s  top recommendations)
1 cup of hot water

Directions: Put all ingredients in cup of your choice, top of with boiling water and mix!

Thank you for Reading it. I hope it will be helpful to you.

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Hello. I would like to get information regarding loss of sensation in the foot due to diabetes. It feels as if pricked by needles in the foot. Is it because he is 79 in age.

MBBS, Diploma in Diabetology, Certificate Course in Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (CCGDM), Post Graduate Course in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
Hello. I would like to get information regarding loss of sensation in the foot due to diabetes. It feels as if pricke...
Yes. It could be due to uncontrolled sugar level or frequent fluctuations in his blood sugar. Apart from that, certain vitamin deficiencies, smoking, other nerve problems could also be a cause.
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I am type 2 diabetic. With lots of medicine and humalog please mix 50 insulin. Not much change. Do I change my insulin?

Critical Care Training, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Send me your last 2 fbs pp2bs report and last hba1c report and your medicine details which u r taking since last few months.
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I am 40 years old male and have back pain and neck pain, uric acid increases when I eat like chicken, paneer etc what should I do, I am suffering last 3 years.

FAMS, MS - Orthopaedics, Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho)
Orthopedist, Indore
I am 40 years old male and have back pain and neck pain, uric acid increases when I eat like chicken, paneer etc what...
Being 40 your backache and neckache may need not to be due to your high uric acid only. That may be because of other reasons too. Treat your hyper uric acid level by an ortho. Doc's and a dietician's advice. Meanwhile, sleep on a hard bed with thin mattress, use commode, local heat with a pain gel after fomentation, pain killers for 5 days and rest for 3-5 days if your problem is bothering your routine life.
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My mother is 65 years old. She is a chronic diabetic patient, with high blood and uric acid. She also suffers from cough time to time. She had an open heart bye pass surgery on nov 2012. She had paroxysmal AF on 20th july 2015. She is over weight. Please suggest me about her precautions, diets, life style. We want to know how dangerous is her condition. She takes medicines regularly as directed by the physician but doesnt follow any diet chart as such. Please suggest what should we do and how best we can treat her.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
My mother is 65 years old. She is a chronic diabetic patient, with high blood  and uric acid. She also suffers from c...
A high uric acid level can be caused when your body either produces too much uric acid or your kidneys don't eliminate uric acid rapidly enough. A high uric acid level may cause increasingly frequent attacks of gout, or it may never cause problems. A high uric acid level may also cause some people to develop kidney stones or kidney failure. And some people with a high uric acid level also develop high blood pressure, heart disease or chronic kidney disease, but it's often unclear whether this is a direct cause or merely an early warning sign of these conditions. Factors that may cause a high uric acid level in your blood include: Diuretic medications (water pills),Drinking too much alcohol,Genetics (inherited tendencies),hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid),Immune-suppressing drugs,Niacin, or vitamin B-3, obesity,psoriasis, Purine-rich diet — organ meat, game meat, anchovies, herring, gravy, dried beans, driedpeas, mushrooms and other foods Renal insufficiency — inability of the kidneys to filter waste Tumor lysis syndrome — a rapid release of cells into the blood caused by certain cancers or by chemotherapy for those cancers,Also, you may be monitored for high uric acid levels when undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment for cancer. Avoid protein diets, avoid more milk products. 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. Ulracet sos for pain in joints.
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Types -2 Diabetes: Homeopathy Treatment For It!

Diploma in Gastroenterology, Diploma in Dermatology, BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Types -2 Diabetes: Homeopathy Treatment For It!

What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is characterized by high blood sugar levels, increased hunger and thirst and frequent urination. It is of two types; Diabetes Insipidus and Diabetes Mellitus (Type-I and Type-II).

Type-1 Diabetes is also known as insulin-dependent diabetes or juvenile diabetes. This means your body cannot produce enough insulin to metabolize starch and sugar from your food into an energy source due to the lack of the pancreatic hormone insulin. It is more prevalent among young adults and children.

In case of Type-2 Diabetes, your body produces insulin but the cells are not able to utilize it well. Hence this condition is termed as insulin resistance. Thus, regular supplementation of insulin is not necessary. Diabetes mellitus is mainly a chronic disease.

How does Homeopathy treat Diabetes?

Conventional medicines employ the use of insulin for treating diabetes. Since this is precisely a replacement therapy, the disease turns into something life-long. Homeopathy focuses on the functioning of your pancreas for efficient and adequate insulin production. Homeopathic medicines help in treating loss of flesh or a feeling of weakness caused as a result of Diabetes Mellitus. People suffering from increased urination, lack of appetite, as well as dryness of mouth and increased thirst also benefit from Homeopathy. It is a great remedy for people with weakened vision due to diabetes. It aids in lowering the blood sugar levels and treats poor memory, kidney damage, numbness of feet and hands, skin ulcers, constipation and weight loss in diabetic patients.

Diabetes & Homeopathy

In homeopathy, the main focus is on functioning of the pancreas in efficient insulin production. There are specific medicines which are used effectively in the treatment of all the stages of the diseases.

Homeopathic treatment can help improve the general health of a person with diabetes:

  1. If a person with diabetes is in good health, his or her insulin requirements will be steady and the blood glucose well controlled at the same time.
  2. If the general health is poor, it can be very difficult to achieve good control.  

Homeopaths resort to different approaches towards diabetes Management of Blood Sugar. First is when the blood sugar level is very high, the priority is to control it and there are homeopathic remedies that could reduce the sugar. The commonly used remedies are Uranium Nitricum, Phosphoric Acid etc. These are classical homeopathic remedies.

Depending on the level of the blood sugar and the requirement of the patient, doses are given with doctor’s consultation. It’s a holistic approach in medicine. This treats the patient taking into consideration the mental, emotional and physical peculiarities of the person who is affected with this state. In this, it is considered that the disease is a mere deviation in life force and hence all the efforts are to correct this disorder. The treatment will be to bring into balance the various systems involved in diabetes, for example, pancreas, hormones, and your immune system. Treatment will again be different if you have other ailments along with diabetes.

Homeopathy regards health as a state of balancing the equilibrium of the life force. Whatever treatment is taken it’s always advisable to be in regular touch with the doctor and keep sharing the health status with the doctor. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a homeopath.

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I AM 59 YEARS OLD AND WAS DETECTED BLOOD SUGAR ABOUT 4 YEARS AGO. ADVISED JANUMET 50/500 TWICE A DAY AFTER MEALS AND TAKING IT AND THE LEVEL FASTING IS CONSTANT AT 128. CASUAL MISSES ARE THERE AND TAKE SOMETIME PROHIBITED SWEETS/FOODS ETC. IS THE PERIOD OS TAKING SAME MEDICINE IS NOT TOO LONG AND WHAT ELSE I CAN DO. WAS ADVISED WALK BUT NOT DOING IT.

CCMTD, CCEBDM, C.Diabetology, American Diabetes Association, DOMS, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
You need to control your blood sugar levels to prevent diabetes complications. do Fbs ppbs hba1c and creatinine levels and get back to me for further management.
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