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Dr. Sivakumar

Endocrinologist, Chennai

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Dr. Sivakumar Endocrinologist, Chennai
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Dr. Sivakumar is an experienced Endocrinologist in Triplicane, Chennai. You can consult Dr. Sivakumar at Sakthi Hospital and Research Centre in Triplicane, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Sivakumar on Lybrate.com.

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Hi doctor, I keep fast despite being a diabetic in the month of Ramadhan (Ramzan). Want to know is keeping fast may cause of increasing sugar level or can I keep fast.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Hi, diabetics are not supposed to keep their stomach empty for long durations as it alters the blood sugar levels very drastically. It is better not to fast or at least be on fluids for the whole day.
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What precaution should take for thyroid female person? Age is 40yr female person what should do for overcome this diseases?

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
dear,kindly tell whether u suffer from hypo or hyperthyroidism...as precautions are different for both the main precaution to remember is.... never miss your dose of medication.. tablet thyroxine is to be taken empty stomach in the morning and minimum 1 hour gap with meals is necessary
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Diabetes - How it Impacts Your Eyes?

M.S
Ophthalmologist, Ahmedabad
Diabetes - How it Impacts Your Eyes?

If you are diabetic then it is important that you consult a ophthalmologist for regular check-ups. Diabetes is known to be one of main causes for blindness across all age groups. If you suffer from bouts of blurred vision then it is not likely due to a long term vision problem. It is temporary and usually occurs due to fluctuating blood sugar levels in the body.

How diabetes affects your eyes?
The lens of your eyes can swell if you are a diabetic, and this can impair your ability to see causing blurry vision. In order to rectify this problem, it is important for you to get your blood sugar levels under optimal levels. This entire procedure of reducing blood sugar levels may take three months or more.

Eye problems that are caused by diabetes
The major eye problems that can occur due to diabetes are

  1. Cataract: Cataract occurs when the lens of your eyes become foggy or cloudy. Although cataract mostly occurs to people who are middle aged or above sixty, you can get affected by this disorder at an earlier age if you are diabetic. Also, the deterioration or clouding of the lens progresses at a much faster rate than usual. Cataracts lead to an inability to focus as the retina is covered by cloudy layer.
  2. Glaucoma: This is another disorder that can occur due to diabetes. This is characterized by the buildup of pressure in the eye due to the fluids within it not draining properly. This intense pressure damages the nerves and blood vessels in the eyes, thus impairing your ability to see.
  3. Diabetic Retinopathy: Diabetic retinopathy is a disorder characterized by damage to the vessels in the retina that carry blood. It can occur if you have either of the type 2 or type 1 diabetes. If not treated in time it can lead to blindness.

If you have a history of diabetes or even borderline diabetic tendencies, it is highly advisable to constantly check your blood sugar levels and also get your eye checked at regular intervals, especially if you feel even the minutest vision problems.

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I have facing trouble in routine work, hence I check diabetes in randomly and found 315, Also check body weight 75 KGS,(average my body weight was 79 to 80 kgs, Please let guide me how I maintain by body diabetes level. I work physical 8 to 10 hours, driving, walking, contact humans more than 50,

M.D. Internal Medicine
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
Since you have found diabetes on routine investigation it is advisable to go for completes check up like bsf/pp/cbc/hba1c/s creat/uric acid/tsh /urine r/sgot/sgpt excessive hunger, thirst and weight loss are signs of uncontrolled diabetes requires immediate treatment. You need low cal, low fat diabetes diet along with suitable medicine after consulting doctor.
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I have been suffering from foot joint pain since two months tried various medicines like paracetamol, voveran etc and got uric acid test which was within limit and RA FACTOR was 19 doctor has advice predmet 4 mg from past one week and to continue for 2more week, Pl suggest.

MBBS, MD - Anaesthesiology, FIPM
Pain Management Specialist, Pune
RA factor value of 19 indicates positive result. But simple RA factor elevated with pain in foot joints cannot diagnose Rheumatoid arthritis. RA factor can be raised in other conditions too like liver diseases.The medicines you have been started on is for Rheumatoid arthritis. I would suggest you to continue these medicines and see if you get any benefit. Meanwhile you should also start foot exercises. Wear good quality shoes with sole support. You should consult a pain specialist in your city for persistent problems. You can consult again for further queries.
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I am 27 years old and I am suffering from diabetes from 9 months I tried alot of medicines and lots of village techniques but still I am not felling like a healthy person please give me a good and effective medical advice.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
1. Do regular aerobic exercise for 1 hour daily (brisk walking, jogging, running, swimming, cycling etc) 2. Reduce weight if overweight 3control diet a) avoid sweets, sugar/honey, milk, milk product excess calorie and carbohydrate rich diet like white bread, cereal, rice, pasta b) avoid all refined food like maida, pasta, starchy food like rice, potato, bakery item, processed food, c) include more fiber like pulse, green leafy vegetable, cucumber, carrot, tomato, j legume. D) 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) e) avoid white/polished rice, take unpolished rice like brown rice/wheat/jowar/ragi, moong and chana dal. F) avoid ghee/ butter./coconut oil/excess salt intake like papad/pickle. G) avoid red meat. Take fish/chicken. H) avoid alcohol and carbonated drinks like soft drink 4. Adhere to a strict diabetic diet by consulting dietitian 5. Monitor your fasting, pp blood sugar 3 monthly and hba1c six monthly 6. Consult diabetologist for advice and treatment.
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My mom age is 38. And she is diabetic patient. .she had lots of neck and shoulder pain .what to do.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
A gentle massage will help your shoulder muscles release stress and tension. In addition, it will improve blood circulation and reduce swelling and stiffness. Get the massage done by someone who can do a good massage to your shoulder. For massaging, you can use olive, coconut, sesame or mustard oil. 1. Warm the oil slightly and apply it on the shoulder. 2. Gently squeeze the shoulder muscles and apply pressure as well to relieve pain and encourage blood flow. 3. Massage for about 10 minutes, then put a warm towel on the affected area for best results. 4. Do massage therapy a few times daily until the pain subsides.
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Hello sir I am Monu I am 30 yrs old man n I have suffering from diabetes problem so what should I do.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Go for regular exercise,reduce your weight,control diet by avoiding sweets and excess carbohydrate.Monitor your blood sugar and if it is high consult diabetologist for medicine
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My mother is having problem while she is in sleep mid night. Suddenly her breathe struck in between. And she is scared of that. This happens more than 3 times in a week. She is suffering from one year. Consulted doc many times. They give medicines. But no use. It again starts. She is also thyroid patient. Can you please help what's reason behind this?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
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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I have diabetes nd I am 33 your age I have so much dream to fulfill I want fully cured from diabetes I am depressed I need your advice and good tip for my health.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Udupi
Dear Lybrate User, *Do regular aerobic exercise for 1 hour daily (brisk walking, jogging, running, swimming, cycling etc) *Reduce weight if overweight *Control diet *avoid sweets, sugar/honey, milk, milk product excess calorie and carbohydrate rich diet like white bread, cereal, rice, pasta *avoid all refined food like maida, pasta, starchy food like rice, potato, bakery item, processed food, *include more fiber like pulse, green leafy vegetable, cucumber, carrot, tomato, j 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 *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. H) avoid alcohol and carbonated drinks like soft drink *Adhere to a strict diabetic diet by consulting dietitian *Monitor your fasting, pp blood sugar 3 monthly and hba1c six monthly
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Kindly recommend some vitamin / diet to make a geriatric female well controled diabetic (120-160) patient 86yrs to feel more alert, energetic

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
HI, Ensure the diet includes small frequent meals every 2-3 hrs to keep sugar levels in control. Include high fiber foods such as salads (can be cooked a little if cannot eat raw), 1 fruit a day preferably in the morning time, oats, museli, brown rice, jowar, bajra and the likes. Avoid any kind of processed foods, sweets, biscuits, etc. Ensure 15-20 mins sunlight exposure daily and a B-complex vitamin post breakfast
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Can diabetes be permanently cured or one have to live with it for rest of his life by taking medicines and strict diet?

Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital and Healthcare Management, MD - Consultant Physician, Fellowship Critical Care Management
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Greetings, Diabetic changes occurs at the cellular level. Once diagnosed,Diabetes can only be managed and controlled but cannot be cured. With a healthy lifestyle/Food/exercise we can always prevent Diabetes. Thanks
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Sir, I having diabetes last 2 years since I used allopathy, now I start homopathy. Please tell now I can stop alopathy or not.

BHMS
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Vadodara
Hello you can gradually decrease the dose of allopathic medicine under homoeopath Dr. Don't stop suddenly alopathic medicine.

I am 35 years old and suffering from hypothyroidism since last 15 years. I take 75 mcg dose daily but right now my TSH level is 7.14. Please suggest what to do?

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Navi Mumbai
Dear Lybrate user. Thyroid disorders r many of d times stress related. So I ll advice you to stay calm, try to avoid all d mentally and emotionally aggravating stimulus. Indulge in your hobbies. Meditation will help you out. Homoeopathic medicine-Thyroidinum 30, 4 pills once a day will b a good choice. Report me after 1 month.
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Is cucumber good for diabetics and blood pressure patients. Eating or rubbing on the face.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
cucumber is very good for control of Diabetes and hypertension. For pimples over face you can rub it on face
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My wife has Thyroid. Doctor has recommended to take thyronorm tablets and go for periodic check of Thyroid. However, it is to continue for her lifetime. Can't Thyroid be cured?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Hello, hypothyroidism is a thyroxine deficiency disorder. This is an essential hormone, needed daily for normal functioning of brain and various metabolic activities. So it has to be supplied daily that too for life time. So the treatment has to go on for lifetime. There is no option.
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I am male 73 years having had blood pressure since 1993. Was taking Amlong 5 mg. Daily one tab. Since last two weeks, my b. P is 90/60 and at times even below than that. So, I stopped taking medicine. Now even without medicine it is below 120/80. Please advise whether I should stop medicine or reduce the dosage. Blood sugar is under control with medicine.

fellowship in diabetes, Professional Training in Mind Body Medicine, MS, MBBS
Bariatrician, Ahmedabad
If your bp is 120/80 without medicine in multiple measurement, you may stop medicine. Make sure to get it measured by qualified doctor after few days of stopping medicine. Best wish.
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I am 66yrs female suffering from diabetes since last night years which is controlled with medicine. My height is 5'1" and wt. Is 66 kg. I want to reduce carb in my diner for reducing my weight. Pl. Suggest some food plan for it. I am vegetarian.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Hi drink some bitter gourd juice on an empty stomach each morning. First remove the seeds of two to three bitter gourds and use a juicer to extract the juice. Add some water and then drink it. Follow this treatment daily in the morning for at least two months. Take pranacharya diabeto and shilajeet capsule twice a day with water. Take vasant kusumakar ras twice a day. Avoid sweets. Take small meals in less time interval. Do pranayama early morning.
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