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Dr. Sri Priya Ravi

Endocrinologist, Chennai

500 at clinic
Dr. Sri Priya Ravi Endocrinologist, Chennai
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Dr. Sri Priya Ravi is a trusted Endocrinologist in Ambikapuram, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Sri Priya Ravi personally at Agada Diabetics Care in Ambikapuram, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Sri Priya Ravi on Lybrate.com.

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I am 45 years old n I am diabetic patient from last 9 years. Now sugar level of fasting 170 .I am continuing Aliphatic but I don't want to take any more and want to continue Homeopathy. please suggest is it fruitful .

Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
I am 45 years old n I am diabetic patient from last 9 years. Now sugar level of fasting 170 .I am continuing Aliphati...
Dear lybrate-user, since diabetes is a life long illness, the treatment also has to be lifelong. Allopathy has proved to be very effective for controlling diabetes. I am not sure about homoeopathy and it also depends greatly on the treating doctor. Any ways, it will have to be taken lifelong. Please understand that in homoeopathy if given wrong medicine can cause a permanent side effect which might be impossible to rectify. In allopathy, atleast a lot of research evidence is available for all the existing medications. & the effects & side effects are all documented.
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My mother is a diabetic patient. What are the chances for me to also have diabetic in future. And what should I do to prevent myself from having diabetic in future.

Diploma in Diabetology, Pregnancy & Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Prevention in Diabetes ,Thyroid
General Physician, Sri Ganganagar
My mother is a diabetic patient. What are the chances for me to also have diabetic in future. And what should I do to...
25 % chanches if one parent is diabetic. Please keep your life style healthy adequate weight good exercise. Green vegetables fruits and free from un-nessary anxiety.
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I m allergic asthma nd diabetic. Allergic asthma is 20 years old nd diabetes is 1.6 years old. Fasting is under control but blood Pressure crossed 180 to 220. Last two years I am allergic to colds No medicine . Work when cold

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
I m allergic asthma nd diabetic. Allergic asthma is 20 years old nd diabetes is 1.6 years old. Fasting is under contr...
Start some medicine for high bp. Get pft to confirm asthma. Asthma preventor drugs by inhalation with spacer keep your diabetes under control. For cold can take antihistamine.
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Hello, I am 30 year old female hypothyroid. I feel more hungry as compared to others so indulge in binge eating and larger meals due to which I am gaining weight. Moreover, my sleeping schedules are very disturbed. I sleep for 10-12 hours. And it is very tough for me to wake up in the morning so I sleep up to afternoon. Kindly suggest the remedies. I am on thyronorm 25 mcg.

MBBS
General Physician,
Hello, I am 30 year old female hypothyroid. I feel more hungry as compared to others so indulge in binge eating and l...
You have to controll your diet it is one ofthe reason for obesity unless you controll your wt according to your bmr it will be difficult to controll go for regular morning walk followed by free hand exercise. Do some yoga and pranayam which will help you.
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I had my sugar check 20 days back it came 106 fasting and 170 pp. I repeated it after 10 days it was still same my doctor prescribed me glycofhage should I start that I have not yet and am I diabetic what diet chart should be taken please suggest.

MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Bikaner
I had my sugar check 20 days back it came 106 fasting and 170 pp. I repeated it after 10 days it was still same my do...
start medication as prescribed.... you should eat healthy....should eat in small amount but frequently like in every 3 hours
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I am 48 years old, I suffering diabetes, what should I take diet? Pl`z give me diet chart, sugar level 200 fasting.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bangalore
I am 48 years old, I suffering diabetes, what should I take diet? Pl`z give me diet chart, sugar level 200 fasting.
DIET CHART FOR DIABETES 1200 PER DAY FOOD ITEM AMOUNT PROTEIN (g) CALORIES (kcal) EARLY MORNING Fenugreek seeds with 1 cup of water - - - Tea (without sugar) 1 cup 4 35 Marie Biscuits 2 1 56 BREAKFAST Stuffed methi or palak or 2 small 7 200 lauki paratha Curd 1 cup 3 30 OR Egg white or Paneer Bhurji 1 medium bowl 6 130 Plain roti 2 small 3 150 OR Vegetable poha or upmarket or oats or daliya 1 soup bowl 4.5 230 MIDMORNING Apple or guava or orange 1 - 40 LUNCH Salad 10 mins before lunch 1 medium bowl 1 30 Capsicum+gobhi veg 1 medium bowl 1 85 Dal 1 soup bowl 6 130 Phulka without ghee 2 6 175 EVENING Milk or green tea or herbal tea or lemon water 1 cup 2 35 Roasted chana or Muri 1 cup 5 85 DINNER Salad 10 min before meal Phulka without ghee 2 Lauki veg 1 cup 2 85 Curd 1 cup 3 30 LATENIGHT Skim milk (no sugar) 1 glass 4 120 This sample 1200 Calorie Indian Diet Plan For Diabetes, will provide you with an idea of what an ideal 1200 Calorie Indian Diet Plan For Diabetes looks like. Although you must understand that this is just a generalized 1200 calorie Indian diet plan for diabetes, it may or may not suit your  goal as there are chances your body requirements will be different.
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Why is hypothyroidism caused and what should be the diet for people suffering from this disease?

Advance BHRT Certification, Fellowship in BHRT & Longevity Medicine, Fellowship in Endocrinology, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Bangalore
Why is hypothyroidism caused and what should be the diet for people suffering from this disease?
usually thyroid issues do not occur in isolation. It is important to look at relative deficiencies of other hormones that influence metabolism. Nevertheless, a simplistic answer to your question would be to go for what is known as a" hormone friendly" diet also known as" non-inflammatory" diet. Iodine supplements also help, but it is better to have a structured, supervised supplementation regimen.
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My father is 64 years old, have regular altoxin 50 tablet (for thyroid), but his present TSH is 7.91 (reference range - .30-5.5).Should he continue with that medicine or will change the power?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Hello, For achieving good control in hypothyroidism TSH should be maintained between 3 to4 mU/L, otherwise most symptoms reappear. So it is necessary for him to increase the dosage. Thanks.
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I m 47 yrs old man and I suffering with pre stage of diabetic for last 10 months and I m feeling pain on my legs while wake up morning please advise.

P.G.Diploma in dietetics and applied nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I m 47 yrs old man and I suffering with pre stage of diabetic for last 10 months and I m feeling pain on my legs whil...
Hi you need to have small frequent meals, keeping long gaps and not eating low glycemic index foods may lead to uneven ruse in sugar levels, which may give you some complaints as above kindly consult privately for a detailed diet thanks.
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Hello I am 38 years. Suffering from hypothyroidism last 14 years. My t3 level is normal. T4 is 12.8 and tsh is o. Oo3. What is my appropriate dose of eltroxin?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Hello  I am 38 years. Suffering from hypothyroidism last 14 years. My t3 level is normal. T4 is 12.8 and tsh is o. Oo...
Take diet for hypothyroidism:- high-carbohydrate foods such as potatoes, rice, pasta and bread, avoid oily foods,junk foods, go for walk. 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 bad habits . Avoid stress. Some Relax during work. Go for walk, Take plenty of water, avoid more protein diet,milk products.avoid alcohol. you can reduce your medicine . take thyroxine 12.5 mcg.
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Hi doctor, My mom has a diabetes. She has ulcer like problem also. Can diabetes patient eat honey. Because I beard honey is good medicine for stomach problems.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
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My mom has a diabetes. She has ulcer like problem also. Can diabetes patient eat honey. Because I beard ho...
Mr. lybrate-user, Honey contains sucrose which is same as sugar. If person with diabetes takes it then it is like eating sugar. There will be a rapid increase in the blood glucose level, depending on how much honey is taken. Plus I have no idea as what advantage honey has in "ulcer like condition" Hence I am of te opinion it should be avoided. Thanks.
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I am an 52 years old male having stones in my Pancreas for the last one year. Came to know through the ultra sound and CT Scan. Due to this my blood sugar is high and fluctuation. Presently I am taking Panlipase capsules and also Insulin 12 in the morning and 8 in the evening. I want know is there is any way to dilute/remove the stone from the pancreas.

Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
I am an 52 years old male having stones in my Pancreas for the last one year. Came to know through the ultra sound an...
Dear, unfortunately, there is no method to remove the stone. However, diabetes can be well controlled with appropriate medications. Pl. Follow up regularly with your diabetologist who can help you to control your blood sugars. Also try to incorporate coconut oil in your diet as it is a medium chain triglyceride which will benefit in your condition.
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I am 28 yrs of age and my TSH is 8.62 while T3 is 92 and T4 is 6.40. I just got my thyroid test done for first time. Please suggest what I need to do being a male.

MD - Consultant Physician
General Physician, Mumbai
The TSH is higher than normal. Regarding the T3 and T4, you will need to do the Free T3 and Free T4 as they are more accurate. If these values are less than normal, you will surely have to take thyroid hormone supplements. However, if they are within the normal range it is possible that you have subclinical hypothyroidism. You should consult your physician.
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I am type ii diabetic patient, recently it is detected that I have sugar. So, now what precautions I should take?

MD - Diabetology, Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS), MBBS
Endocrinologist, Kochi
Please give details of your fbs, 2 hour ppbs and hba1c levels. Also, lipid profile, renal function tests, thyroid status, etc.
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I am diabetic, I am taking Melmerby SR 1000mg before food one morning one night, now my blood sugar fbs 120 and pls180mg, is the right dose and control?

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I am diabetic, I am taking Melmerby SR 1000mg  before food one morning one night, now my blood sugar fbs 120 and pls1...
Yes its absolutely correct dose and control. But just take this medicines after food not before meals. For better control.
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I am 54 and a diabetic for past 10 years and I am taking insulin dose of 50-50 insulin 27 units in morning and 22 units at night. Present sugar level is fasting 180 and pp 280 respectively, kindly advise suitable dose to control the sugar level.

PGC Diabetology, MBBS
General Physician, Hyderabad
I am 54 and a diabetic for past 10 years and I am taking insulin dose of 50-50 insulin 27 units in morning and 22 uni...
Hi, you can increase the dose of insulin. I also need hba1c test results to properly advice dose of insulin. I need to know the height and weight. Is there hypertension or high bp? please consult personally or on lybrate with the results so that I can give detailed advice.
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Diabetic patent who is under medication and sugar level is in limits, can use HONEY?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Diabetic patent who is under medication and sugar level is in limits, can use HONEY?
Mr. Lybrate-user, well, if blood sugar levels are in strict control with fasting closer to 100 mg, pp 150 to 160 mg, hba1c%<7, then one may consider taking a spoonful a day. But honey is simply another form of cane sugar, with 50 % fructose & 50% glucose, plus some vitamins and antioxidants. It is bound to increase blood sugar levels almost immediately. Thanks for the question.
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I am a diabetic and under medication since last 3 years. But my glycosylated hb (hba1c) remains around 8-9. I am using amaryl-m2 twice and januvia 100 mg. I am also using bp medicine telma am.

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
Endocrinologist, Delhi
I am a diabetic and under medication since last 3 years. But my glycosylated hb (hba1c) remains around 8-9. I am usin...
Having an hba1c between 8-9 shows that you are uncontrolled inspite of treatment and indicates that you are open to the complications of diabetes due to this uncontrolled state. Hba1c is an average of blood glucose over a span of 3 months. As hba1c starts to increase from 7.3 % onward the contribution of sugar disequilibrium is mostly contributed by raised fasting glucose rather than post meals blood glucose. If I ask you to check your sugars regularly- you will find your fasting glucose much raised than your post meals glucose. Hence you require change in the medicines that focus more on your fasting glucose and that will bring your hba1c down to the target of 7%.
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Diabetes and Cancer: The New Epidemic?

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
Endocrinologist, Delhi
Diabetes and Cancer: The New Epidemic?

There was an era where we had deadly infections like plague and polio causing death of thousands of people. We still have occasional outbreak of swine flu, but by and large, infections are quite controlled. The new killer diseases are caused because of the lifestyle we have adapted and the damage we have done to the environment. High intake of processed foods, artificial chemicals in our foods, sedentary lifestyle with very minimal to no physical activity, couching over the computers; the list is quite long.

All these have led to diseases like diabetes and cancer that were not so common about say few decades ago:

Detailed observation has revealed that both these new epidemiologic diseases have a close correlation. There are factors, which induce diabetes and diabetes in turn and in some cases, diabetes inducing agents, can cause cancer also. It has also been observed that mortality is severely increased if diabetic patients are diagnosed with cancer. There are two types of diabetes. While type 1 is mostly hereditary, type 2 is lifestyle induced and the age at which this is being diagnosed is taking a severe plunge. Adolescents and teenagers are being diagnosed for diabetes. Cancer, on the other hand, is of various types (leukaemia, melanoma, myeloma, etc.) and can affect various organs (lung, breast, prostate, stomach, liver, etc.).

The medical community is yet to decipher the disease pattern of both these conditions. While there is no definite correlation between diabetes and all types of cancer, some types of cancer are definitely correlated with a definite reason identified, pancreatic and liver cancer for instance. The high amounts of insulin that diabetic patients are exposed to causes changes in liver and pancreas including fatty liver and cirrhosis, here the incidence of cancer is higher. The linkage is not very clear in lung and intestinal cancers and also there is no link between prostate cancer and diabetes.

Diabetes is considered as a state of chronic inflammation and leads to conditions like hyperinsulinemia (higher levels of insulin in the blood) hyperglycemia (higher levels of sugar in the blood). These are believed to aggravate the neoplastic process of cancer formation, thereby inducing cancer at a greater pace and also increasing the mortality rates.

The following are risk factors that are applicable to both age, physical activity, diet, obesity, drinking and smoking. It is also possible that onset of one can be followed by the other. As noted earlier, more detailed research is awaited to establish a definite linkage, but the correlation cannot be ignored at all.

Both these new epidemics are here to stay and since they have a common set of factors, we need to work on ways to contain them.

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Infertility: Causes And Symptoms!

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS
IVF Specialist, Dibrugarh
Infertility: Causes And Symptoms!

Infertility is a condition where a couple, trying to conceive in a natural way is not able to do so even after one year of trying. It is also a matter of worry for patients who are over the age of 35 years and those who are not able to conceive naturally even after 12 months of trying constantly.

Causes: There are many causes of infertility. It may be down to a condition present in one or both partners. Ovulation and fertilisation are the main elements of the conception process and any condition in the female or male can upset either function, which can make it difficult to conceive.

While abnormal sperm production and transport may be a common condition that leads to infertility in males, other factors like side effects of cancer treatments and too much exposure to toxins and chemicals can also play an important role in this regard. For females, the causes of infertility may range from ovulation disorders, uterine and fibroid tumours, uterine and cervical anomalies, damage to or blockage of the fallopian tubes, endometriosis, primary ovarian insufficiency and pelvic adhesions.

Infertility Symptoms in Women

In women, changes in the menstrual cycle and ovulation may be a symptom of a disease related to infertility. Symptoms include:

  • Abnormal periods. Bleeding is heavier or lighter than usual.
  • Irregular periods. The number of days in between each period varies each month.
  • No periods. You have never had a period, or periods suddenly stop.
  • Painful periods. Back pain, pelvic pain, and cramping may happen.

Treatment: Female patients can turn to medication that will stimulate ovulation, intrauterine insemination, and surgical processes to correct a uterine septum and remove endometrial polyps, or even a hysteroscopy surgery. Male patients can go through a treatment for any existing infections, hormonal injections and medication, surgical options like vasectomy reversal and art or assistive reproductive technology.

If these methods fail, the patient or the couple can always turn to methods like in vitro fertilisation. For other mild reasons, lifestyle changes along with a stress free environment can help in increasing the chances of conception. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a gynaecologist.

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