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Dr. Siva Kumar

Endocrinologist, Chennai

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I have hypothyroidism. Is it curable or do I need to take the medicines for lifetime? Thank you in advance.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I have hypothyroidism. Is it curable or do I need to take the medicines for lifetime? Thank you in advance.
do not worry hypothyroidism control by medication and change in lifestyle/ diet. medication can take life time. 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 may help, Avoid few foods in hypothroidism i.e. caffeine products tea,coffee, tabcco, alcohol / wine , kale, broccoli, spinach, mustard green, cabbage, turnip, millet, cassava, linseeds, pine nuts, soy products as soy milk, tofu, soybeans, soy souce, also avoid stress. Take Some Relax during work. Proper follow up you can feel better and reduce weight also.
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My age 61yrs.Htn present with DM2.Taking metformin 500mgm bd doses.Fasting blood sugar always in normal range but ppbd sugar always high around 170 to 180mgm.Pl suggest for pp hyperglycemia.160cmheight and wt 80kg ,

Vaidya Visharad
Sexologist, Narnaul
Dear, 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
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I am 62 years old man with diabetes. What will you consult for keeping diabetes in control.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Take prescribed medications regularly, eat as advised by doctor, exercise for 1 h or more regularly, avoid direct sweets and deep fried foods. Maintain your bmi near 23 kg per sq meter.
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I have thyroid t3 -69 t4-56 and tsh 6.9 I am taking theoroxine 100mg 1od kindly guide about dose I am 47 year male.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I have thyroid t3 -69 t4-56 and tsh 6.9 I am taking theoroxine 100mg 1od kindly guide about dose I am 47 year male.
your tsh level is 6.91 you can take tab. thyroxine 75 mcg. Take diet for hypothyroidism:- 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 may help, Avoid few foods in hypothroidism i.e. caffeine products tea,coffee, tabcco, alcohol / wine , kale, broccoli, spinach, mustard green, cabbage, turnip, millet, cassava, linseeds, pine nuts, soy products as soy milk, tofu, soybeans, soy souce, also avoid stress. Take Some Relax during work. Proper follow up you can feel better and reduce weight also.
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I am 55 years, using Metsmall Tablet from the last one year. My blood sugar is not controlling.

CDIABT, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
I am 55 years, using Metsmall Tablet from the last one year. My blood sugar is not controlling.
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. Medicine will depend on your blood reports.
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Pre diabetes person can drink coconut water and which type of fruits he can eat pls suggest.

MBBS, Fellowship in Diabetes
Diabetologist, Thane
Pre diabetes person can drink coconut water and which type of fruits he can eat pls suggest.
Dear lybrate-user all fresh fruits can be eaten in Diabetes as long as one is not allergic to it kindly avoid processed fruits and fruit juices as it contains sugar. Fruits with low glycemic index are preferred. Eg apples. Banana, kiwi, grapes, orange, pineapple dried fruits generally have high glycemic index. If needed you can call me any day. Regards.
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I have swelling at the base of 1st toe in both the feet. As such there is no pain or fever but flexibility of the toe is affected resulting in pain at the time of walking. I can not wear shoes because of swelling. I am 66 years old. Orthopedics diagnose it a gouty condition. The uric acid is 5.6 mg/dl. Ra factor and c-reactive protein are negative. X - ray reveals bony growth of the toe. I also tried physiotherapy without any positive result. Can any doctor suggest any treatment?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I have swelling at the base of 1st toe in both the feet. As such there is no pain or fever but flexibility of the toe...
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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How Does Exercise Control Blood Sugar?

DNHE, BPTh/BPT, weight management specialist
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Kolkata
How Does Exercise Control Blood Sugar?

It is an established fact that regular physical exercise has wonderful effects on the overall health of a person. People of all ages can reap the benefits of exercise that take manifestation in all the various systems of the human body.

One such healthy effect of exercise is that it can help control blood sugar levels. For those who have been diagnosed with diabetes, exercise works like any other drug in keeping blood glucose at an optimal level. It also helps in preventing further health complications that may be caused by this condition, such as heart disease or strokes.

How does exercise control blood sugar?

Exercise affects the body's blood glucose levels in the following ways:

  • Exercising increases insulin sensitivity, which makes the body more capable of using insulin to take up available excess glucose in the bloodstream.
  • Muscle contractions during exercise stimulate the cells to use up glucose to produce energy.
  • Heightened cardiovascular activity while exercising burns through blood glucose a lot faster.

It is necessary to keep checking blood sugar levels at regular intervals, especially if you suffer from diabetes. Working out has different effects on different individuals, depending on the duration and intensity of exercise and the overall health and medical history of the person.

What are the best ways to use exercise to reduce blood sugar levels?

It is important to chalk out a suitable exercise routine that is tailored specifically to your individual needs. Consult a health care specialist or physical therapist for formulating the best possible workout regime for your specific requirements.

Most experts recommend engaging in moderately intense exercise for a minimum of 150 minutes in a week.

A few examples of activities that fall under this category are as follows:

  • Brisk walking
  • Cycling
  • Swimming
  • Squats and lunges
  • Stretching exercises
  • Yoga

One thing that diabetes patients should always keep in mind is that over-exercising must be avoided. Excessively strenuous workouts can lead to hypoglycemia (deficiency of blood glucose) which is a highly unsavory condition.

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I take some tablets I write a name of tablets and the tablets are; sitagliptin phosphate and metformin hydrochloride tablets, pregabalin and mecobalamin capsules, methycobal 500 mg tablets, glimepiride tablets I.P I take these tablets at once so can you please tell me the side effects what occur in my body. Please tell me as early as possible.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I take some tablets I write a name of tablets and the tablets are; sitagliptin phosphate and metformin hydrochloride ...
These are for diabetes and vitamin tablets ( pregalabin ). If you have diabetes at this age you are type 1 diabetic and insulin is a must. The side effects are different for each tablets but not serious to stop tablets as controlling diabetes is the most important aim to avoid umpteen complication of it. Need not worry about side effects ans a all people have these without any bad effects . you can consult me for private guidelines
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Hi. Akanksha this side. I want to ask for my health. How can I loose my weight. I am suffering from thyroid also.

PGFCP, PGDEMS, Bachelor Of Ayurvedic Medicine And Surgery
Ayurveda, Satara
Hi. Akanksha this side. I want to ask for my health. How can I loose my weight. I am suffering from thyroid also.
HI…1) take 1 tsf of lavan bhaskar churna before meals 2) drink 100-150 ml of warm water during meals, do these things for 30 days, gives you good result, thanks.
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I have hypothyroidism and the doctors said that it would be through out my life. Is there no way I can get rid of it. Or at least reduce the dosage. I use 88mcg daily.

CCMTD, CCEBDM, C.Diabetology, American Diabetes Association, DOMS, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
I have hypothyroidism and the doctors said that it would be through out my life. Is there no way I can get rid of it....
Medicine for thyroid depends on many factors. You need to provide detail information about your medical history in order to suggest you further.
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My wife is currently suffering from thyroid problem. She is having weakness and drowsiness very much in the morning we are currently taking homeopathic treatment. But the major problem she is suffering of urination i.e there is always urge to urinate and drop by drop urine comes her water intake is quite good. I want to know whether we should see a gynaecologist or a urologist for her.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Hello, Thanks for the query. Patient on treatment for hypothyroidism, if on adequate dosage of levothyroxine, then TSH level should be maintained between 3 to 4 mU/L, then only all the symptoms related to hypothyroidism are in check including weakness and even drowsiness. As regards repeated urination, consult the gynecologist and follow her/his advise. Also check her blood glucose level. Thanks.
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I am diabetic 2 & gone heart stent two years back with normal diabetes taking glimp mp 1 and for heart rosuvastatin 20, prolomet xl 50, clopivas150, cobadex. Can I do exercise and slow jogging in the morning.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I am diabetic 2 & gone heart stent two years back with normal diabetes taking glimp mp 1 and for heart rosuvastatin 2...
Yes you can go for simple walks (preffered) or slow jogging, depend upon your stamina to bear it but please do not burden yourself extra for the sake of exercise and do not follow another person who may be in a position to exercise more than you.
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I am 52 yr old male, having diabetes from last 3 months and fast is approx 120 and pp/random is always below 160 having medicine once in morning and once in evening" METSMALL 500" do you suggest any other line of action walking every day 2-3 km in morning, talking one tab. For BP" Amlopres- AT from last 10 years.

CCMTD, CCEBDM, C.Diabetology, American Diabetes Association, DOMS, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
I am 52 yr old male, having diabetes from last 3 months and fast is approx 120 and pp/random is always below 160
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Hello I am Dr. Tanvi diabetes and thyroid (endocrinologist) specialist from mumbai. First of all congratulations that you have maintained your sugar under excellent range. Well done and keep it up. Best you can do about your diabetes is controlling it to prevent early complications. Following this tips would be helpful. Regular medication regular exercise (minimum 30 to 45 minutes of brisk walking) following healthy diet plan avoiding alcohol avoiding smoking reduce stress regular blood sugar test. Regular follow up with diabetologist doctor timely screening for diabetes complication such as of eye, kidney, heart, nerves if you wish you can consult with me regarding further management with your complete medical history and latest blood reports in private consultation.
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What is the gout disease. Last 5 years I have some problem with my four finger and knee joint. They are swelling when I will eat motion. Once for a 3 months. And I check with the doctor he suggest to uric acid test. But it was at that time. The swelling was very painful nearly 1day. What is the solution.

BPTh/BPT, BPT
Physiotherapist, Hyderabad
What is the gout disease. Last 5 years I have some problem with my four finger and knee joint. They are swelling when...
Uric acid accumulated in the joint are called gout rx is exercise and walking, take a uric acid control tablets avoid of palak of eating and drinking of hot drink like, alcohol etc.
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My father has a very big issue in sugar. He follows every thing but he can't get over it.

CDIABT, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
My father has a very big issue in sugar. He follows every thing but he can't get over it.
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. Medication will depend upon blood sugar level.
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My brother has diabetes he was taking glynase M F tablets daily morning and night but sugar levels not controlled. Fasting is 150 to 170 RBS is 250 to 300. So please suggest good medication to control the sugar levels.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My brother has diabetes he was taking glynase M F tablets daily morning and night but sugar levels not controlled. Fa...
Mr. lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. The blood glucose levels mentioned are very high, signifying totally uncontrolled diabetes. There has to be complete re-look at the current treatment, dietary pattern and extent of daily exercise. Hence, my suggestion is please come in a private conversation with following details: current fasting, PP glucose level, HbA1c%, drugs being taken with dosage, dietary pattern, extent of daily exercise, lipid profile and BP readings. Then I will be able to give specific guidance. Plus will be able to give necessary prescriptions. In this communication we are not supposed to give any drug prescriptions. Thanks.
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I am 31 weeks pregnant, I did my blood sugar fasting and PP test on 10 dec, which shoes 106.8 blood sugar fasting, 134.6 post prandial, however my gynaec suggested me to check with gloccometer 3 time a day that is b4 breakfast, lunch and dinner, also advice to consult diabetic doctor ,who told me to to take insulin every day, is it necessary that I hve to take insulin ,i do not want to take insulin injection, I started following my diabetic diet. Kindly advice, is it safe to take insulin during this stage or should I wait for few more weeks checking my sugar level.

MPhil ( Foods and Nutrition), M.Sc.(Food Service Management and Dietetics)
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore
I am 31 weeks pregnant, I did my blood sugar fasting and PP test on 10 dec, which shoes 106.8 blood sugar fasting, 13...
Hi, GDM can be controlled by well managed diet plan. Here are few tips. Tips for Diabetes: Eat small frequent meals. Follow proper meal timing. Do not skip any meal. Drink plenty of water. Include 300g vegetables a day. Include 1/2 a fruit a day (recommended fruits only). Avoid fruit juices. Avoid sweets, oily items n junk food. Do not fast, do not feast.
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If Any person who has diabetes if he eat RMD (Gutkha) Regularly Is it harmful for him?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
If Any person who has diabetes if he eat RMD (Gutkha) Regularly Is it harmful for him?
Mr. lybrate-user, Gutka is harmful to everyone, that is to a normal person and a person with diabetes. There confirmed cases of gutka causing oral cancers. Cancer of tongue and cheek, plus severe fibroscitis where opening of mouth becomes difficult. A person with diabetes has comparatively a more vulnerable immune system so there can be more severe consequences. Thanks.
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I M 49, height 175 cms, body weight 78 kgs, I have diabetes in range of 128 to 210, h1c1 6.5, hdl 183 and routine life is good but I have facing problem in sex, not make satisfied, no penis enlarge and more Please let me know what can I do.

MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Aurangabad
I M 49, height 175 cms, body weight 78 kgs, I have diabetes in range of 128 to 210, h1c1 6.5, hdl 183 and routine lif...
Agnus castus 1m take 1 drop 3 times x 7 day take above is homeopathic medicine and available in homeopathic store also safe to take and no side effects for future management contact me.
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