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Dr. Sri Priya Ravi

Endocrinologist, Chennai

500 at clinic
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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 has an excellent community of Endocrinologists in India. You will find Endocrinologists with more than 43 years of experience on You can find Endocrinologists online in Chennai and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


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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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Ek family ka ghar mein agar apna father ko diabetes aur sugar huaa toh won ka beti aur beta ko bhi diabetes aur sugar hota ki nahi. Aisa kyun hota hai. Won next gerneration ko diabetes aur sugar se kaisa mukti karna chahiye. Jis ko diabetes aur sugar huaa he. Won ka jhootha khana aur pani se diabetes aur sugar ho hota he kya. Pura generation ko diabetes aur sugar se kaise mukti karna chahiye.

MD - Consultant Physician, Doctor of Medicine, MD
General Physician, Ahmedabad
Ek family ka ghar mein agar apna father ko diabetes aur sugar huaa toh won ka beti aur beta ko bhi diabetes aur sugar...
This is genetic. But lots can be done to prevent type 2 diabetes by wt control no sugar or sweets eat methi karela jamun saragwa kankora. Exercise yoga meditation wt reduction to ideal bmi.
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Diabetes - How You Can Control it With the Help of Yoga?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Kaithal
Diabetes - How You Can Control it With the Help of Yoga?

Are you looking for an effective way to managing your diabetes? Yoga is considered to be an ideal remedy. Regular yoga helps in reducing the sugar levels in your blood, and also lowers your blood pressure. It helps to keep your weight in check and relieves and reduces the symptoms of diabetes, thereby, slowing down the progression of the condition. Moreover, yoga helps in increasing the production of glucagon, which is a hormone responsible for increasing glucose levels in your blood. There are several yoga poses or asanas, which assist in reducing stress from your mind. This reduces the glucagon amount and improves insulin action.

Here are some important yoga poses and asanas, which help in stress reduction, and in turn work on your diabetic symptoms.

  1. Pranayama: This breathing exercise involves breathing in and breathing out. It helps in oxygenating your blood, thereby improving blood circulation. Your mind calms down and your nerves get relaxed.
  2. Setubandhasana: This yoga pose is ideal for blood pressure management, and also provides relaxation to your mind. It helps in improving several other conditions, and functions of your body.
  3. Balasana: This asana is referred to as the pose of a child. It is an ideal stress buster. It stretches your thighs, hips, and ankles, calms your mind and provides effective stress relief. It eliminates fatigue and cures lower back pain.
  4. Vajrasana: This is another simple yoga pose, which is ideal for providing relaxation to your mind. It is an important yoga asana, according to Ayurvedic beliefs.
  5. Sarvangasana: This yoga pose is renowned for its function of regulating the working of your thyroid glands. The thyroid glands control the functioning of your entire body, which includes your nervous, reproductive, and respiratory system. It also controls your body’s metabolism. This yoga pose nourishes your spine, supplying large amounts of oxygen and blood. This enables you to keep away from nervous system disorders, and improves your overall health. In short, it is an ideal overall stress buster.
  6. Halasana: This yoga asana is ideal for people who are stressed because of a bad posture, owing to long hours of sitting in a place. The pose stimulates your thyroid glands, lungs, parathyroid glands, and the organs in your abdomen. It helps the rush of blood to your face and head, keeping your hormone levels under supervision. It is effective for diabetic patients.
  7. Dhanurasana: It is another effective yoga pose that strengthens your backbone and back. It stimulates your reproductive organs, and works great in beating stress and fatigue. It is highly recommended to be practiced for diabetic patients.

Here is a list of food items you should include/cut down in your diet in case you have type 2 diabetes:

  1. Vegetables: You must have fresh or frozen vegetables and avoid using sauces, dips, fats or salts. Intake non-starchy vegetables like cucumber, spinach, broccoli, cabbage, lettuce and vegetables, which are dark green or yellow in color. Also have starchy vegetables such as corn, green peas, beans, carrots and yams. Avoid potatoes as they are pure starch.
  2. Fresh Fruits: You should include fresh fruits in your regular diet. Have apples, bananas, berries, papaya, cherries, grapes, melons, oranges, peaches, pineapples and raisins. Have whole fruits regularly, which do not contain added chemical sweeteners.
  3. Grains: Include grains in your diet and consume whole grains more. Whole grains are not processed and consist of the whole-grain kernel. Grains contain starch, which is a source of carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are bad for blood sugar. Hence, whole grains, which are rich in fiber are recommended. Fiber controls the blood-sugar level from shooting up. Fiber should be included in the form of bran of oat and wheat.
  4. Proteins: Coming to protein food items, you should consume fish and poultry items often. Always remove the skin from chicken or turkey properly before cooking. Buy lean meat and trim all the fat from meat. Avoid frying and use methods such as baking, roasting, grilling or boiling. Also use healthy oils for frying purpose.
  5. Dairy Products: In case of type 2 diabetes, always use dairy products, which are low in fat. Do not add sugar to milk, curd or yoghurt as they contain natural sugar. Do not consume more than three cups of milk a day.
  6. Oils and Fats: Cut down the intake of excessive oily and fatty foods. Avoid food items that contain high saturated fats such as bacon, hams, sausages and butter. Consume food with polyunsaturated or monounsaturated fats. Oil raises blood-sugar level and is high in calorie and should be used in lesser amounts.

A type 2 diabetes patient needs to undergo several changes in his/her diet to keep a check on the rising blood sugar levels and for living as healthy as possible. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a yoga-and-naturopathy.

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I am a 2nd stage diabetic patient having average 125 blood sugar, bp 90/140, cholesterol levels 200.

DM Cardiology
Cardiologist, Delhi
Dear,you need to reduce the cholesterol levels. High cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia) what is hypercholesterolemia? hypercholesterolemia is a condition in which the level of cholesterol in your blood is high. When you have too much cholesterol, deposits of fat in the blood called plaque form inside blood vessel walls. The blood vessel walls thicken and become narrower (a condition called atherosclerosis). This change in the blood vessels reduces blood flow through the blood vessels, increasing your risk of heart disease and possibly leading to heart attacks or strokes. Cholesterol is a naturally occurring fatty substance. Your body needs small amounts of cholesterol to make and maintain nerve cells and to produce hormones. Most of the cholesterol in your blood is made by your liver from the fats, carbohydrates, and proteins you eat. You also get cholesterol by eating animal products such as meat, eggs, and dairy products. The two most important components of cholesterol are ldl (low-density lipoprotein) and hdl (high-density lipoprotein). Ldl and hdl carry cholesterol through your blood. Ldls carry a lot of cholesterol, leave behind fatty deposits on your artery walls, and contribute to heart disease. Hdls do the opposite. They clean the artery walls and remove extra cholesterol from the body, thus lowering the risk of heart disease. Ldl is called" bad" cholesterol. (you can think of" l" for" lousy" cholesterol.) hdl is called" good" cholesterol (think of" h" for" healthy" cholesterol). It is good to have low levels of ldl and high levels of hdl. How does high cholesterol occur? the main cause of high cholesterol is eating foods that are high in saturated fat or cholesterol. Other possible causes are? an inherited problem with the way your body processes cholesterol? a disease that raises the cholesterol level (for example, diabetes mellitus, kidney disease, liver disease, or hypothyroidism). What are the symptoms? high cholesterol is a silent disease. There are no symptoms until problems have already developed, such as the chest pain of a heart attack or calf pain with walking, caused by narrowed or blocked arteries to the legs. How is it diagnosed? you will have blood tests to check your cholesterol level. These lab tests usually measure your total cholesterol level as well as the levels of low-density lipoprotein (ldl), high-density lipoprotein (hdl), and triglycerides. You may need to fast before your blood test. This means you do not eat or drink anything except water for 12 hours before the test. Your health care provider may give you a physical exam. He or she may ask about your diet and diseases and health problems in your family. How is it treated? the goal of most cholesterol treatment is to decrease the ldl in your blood and to raise the hdl. For every 1% decrease in cholesterol level, your risk of heart disease is reduced 2%. A diet high in fiber and low in total fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol can help to lower cholesterol levels. For more information on changes you can make in your diet, see health maintenance: controlling cholesterol. You will need to lose weight if you are overweight. You should also exercise as recommended by your health care provider. If diet and exercise are not enough to reduce your cholesterol level, your health care provider may prescribe drugs. Among the drugs commonly used are cholestyramine, niacin, gemfibrozil, atorvastatin, fluvastatin, lovastatin, pravastatin, and simvastatin. Each medicine has slightly different effects. Sometimes you will need to take more than one medicine to decrease your total cholesterol. Your health care provider will choose the best medicines for you. How can I take care of myself and prevent high cholesterol? in addition to changing your diet, you can help lower your cholesterol by the following? get more exercise, especially aerobic exercise. Ask your health care provider about an exercise prescription. Start slowly to avoid injury. Exercise helps raise hdl levels, improve circulation, decrease body fat, and tone muscles? don't smoke? maintain a normal weight? have your cholesterol levels and weight checked by your health care provider.
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Dear Sir, If a sugar patient get a treatment of insulin is that harmful or not other body organs! If this harmful what is the effect of the other body parts.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Dear Sir, If a sugar patient get a treatment of insulin is that harmful or not other body organs! If this harmful wha...
Mr. Lybrate-user, insulin is a hormone produced by beta cells of islets of langerhans in the pancreas. So taking insulin is absolutely safe, it does not produce any harmful effect on any of the vital organs. In diabetes either there is lack of insulin or resistance its action or both, particularly in t2 diabetes. In t1 it is totally absent, so those patients have to take insulin for whole life dor survival as well as for blood sugar control.
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My mother suffering thyroid for an one year .blood pressure is normal position .thyroid also normal .then how to get out from this .what is the reason behind it. Rply soon.

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Vijayawada
Hi, Thyroid disturbance and usually less thyroid secreting is common these days due to polluted weather, adulterated food and mental stress. You will have curative treatment for your mother in Homeopathy. Do consult an Homeopath or consult me in private with help of Lybrate.
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Sir I am a diabetic person age 40 years. Fasting 200 and pp 270. Recently suffering from erection dysfunction from last week. Please help.

Sir I am a diabetic person age 40 years. Fasting 200 and pp 270. Recently suffering from erection dysfunction from la...
It is due to bad effect of diabetes you have to control it strictly, but to exclude other cause you need to do some blood tests like, Hb, TC, DC, Sugar PP, Prolactin, TSH and Testosterone. Stop smoking if you smoke. Check BP. If you are taking any medicine or nutritional supplement on regular basis then it may be due to side effect of that. Do some exercise and relax to avoid stress.
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I had thyroid which showed normal in last two tests. But still i am not loosing weight. And I am having some symptoms like fatigue and depression sometimes and hair fall. So what shall I do next? I tried my hard to loose weight but no use. Please suggest me something practical and really useful.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I had thyroid which showed normal in last two tests. But still i am not loosing weight.  And I am having some symptom...
Hi are you taking the tablets thyroxine regularly or have you stopped? if you have stopped then please start again, because the treatment is for life time. You can not stop it in between and expect to get rid of symptoms as well as loose weight. Your tsh levels return to normal only the treatment is going on. Therefore restart the treatment right away. Then only your effort in reducing weight will be fruitful.
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Since 18 years I have been diabetic. Due to it I suffering erectile dysfunction. Sugar level is fast 110 & post 200 please advise best medicine.

MBBS, PGDUS, Fellowship In Aesthetic Medicine, Advance Course In Diabetes - USA, MD - Medicine
Aesthetic Medicine Specialist, Delhi
Since 18 years I have been diabetic. Due to it I suffering erectile dysfunction. Sugar level is fast 110 & post 200 p...
Go for hba1c level and consult me or your diabetologist for proper management. Start tb. Epineuron sr daily in the morning empty stomach that will help in improving. Review with hba1c level, gliptins may help you.
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Depression may boost Risk of Diabetes

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Depression may boost Risk of Diabetes

Depression combined with obesity high blood pressure and unhealthy cholesterol levels may significantly increase the risk of developing Diabetes finds a new study.

The findings show that people who suffer from depression and metabolic risk factors such as obesity high blood pressure and unhealthy cholesterol levels are more than six times more likely to develop diabetes.

I am 25 year old, I recently check blood sugar levels is 260 what could do and what kind of food eat.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am 25 year old, I recently check blood sugar levels is 260 what could do and what kind of food eat.
sugar level of 260 mg is very high. You have to start anti diabetic treatment if not started till now. Food to be taken is free from direct sugar, deep fried foods, red meat and egg yolk. Weight control and regular exercise is a must.
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I have gaut last 3 years I was checked CRP and uric acid crp is positive and uric acid is >7.0 so what I do for this deasese?

General Physician, Cuttack
1. Avoid protein rich diets like mutton, egg, fish, sea food (sardines)/prawn 2. Avoid pulses, lentill, mushrooms, green leafy vegetablles like broccoli, cauli flower, spinach, beans, peas 3. Take fruits like apple, banana, orange, black cherry, lime etc 4. Drink plenty of water (8-10 glass) daily 5. Avoid alcohol and caffeinated drinks, excess sweets cakes/cookies 6. Reduce weight if overweight 7. Take medicine after consulting physician.
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In type 2 diabetes -should one need councilling before marriage , because there is genetic defect in DM or say beta cells.

Endocrinologist, Srinagar
One should avoid getting married to diabetic family. But this is not practically possible because gene of whole India ,Pakistan, bangladesh,Nepal and even part of China is same. Any body can get it,before or after marriage It is your destiny what you call genetics.
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Hello I am 26 yrs old man for last five years I am unable to control my blood sugar. What are remedies I want to follow?

Homeopath, Secunderabad
Nothing to worry, we have best medicines in homoeopathy to reduce sugar levels and improves pancrease function. Which medicines are you taking now? tell me your recent fbs and plbs levels.
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Dear dr, i am having diabetes since 15 years,5 years back sugar levels were very ubnormal(empty stomuch-650,after food 950) due to tensions and stress. When i consulted doctor ,he said insulin should be taken,so i have been taking insulin and now sugar levels are 120-170.Now i want to take tablets instead of insulin, please request to advise .My age is 44 years.

Vaidya Visharad
Ayurveda, 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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Helli sir, Am gagandeep singh from india. My brain memory is too low and I can not concentrate on work. I want faster brain with master mind. So pls suggest me any medicine. One doctor refer me to take (provigil modafinil 100 mg. But am confuse can I use this but this drugs not available in india.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Helli sir,
Am gagandeep singh from india.
My brain memory is too low and I can not concentrate on work. I want faster...
You are under some stress to suffer poor memory. But if you want to get super memory or become a genius you can do the following: One way to reduce stress in an emergency is to puff up your cheek with air pressure and hold it for about ten counts. The back pressure it creates presses the back of your throat where the vagus nerve is present. Because of this pressure it will immediately slow down your heart rate and calm you down since the vagus nerve is directly connected to the heart. If the stress comes back then repeat it until it gives up. In the meantime do some of these recommendations very faithfully: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem-solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. There is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position, you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling too. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid sugar and junk food. You may also include these noted foods that are good for your brain health: Brain-Friendly Foods MIND stands for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay. But the MIND approach “specifically includes foods and nutrients that medical literature and data show to be good for the brain, such as berries,” says Martha Clare Morris, ScD, director of nutrition and nutritional epidemiology at Rush University Medical Center. You eat things from these 10 food groups: •Green leafy vegetables (like spinach and salad greens): At least six servings a week •Other vegetables: At least one a day •Nuts: Five servings a week •Berries: Two or more servings a week •Beans: At least three servings a week •Whole grains: Three or more servings a day •Fish: Once a week •Poultry (like chicken or turkey): Two times a week •Olive oil: Use it as your main cooking oil. •Wine: One glass a day You avoid: •Red meat: Less than four servings a week •Butter and margarine: Less than a tablespoon daily •Cheese: Less than one serving a week •Pastries and sweets: Less than five servings a week •Fried or fast food: Less than one serving a week. I am not aware of any medicines available to improve memory, in spite​ of all the claims.
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Please tell me how to control sugar of the body and how to maintain the shape of body.

General Physician, Mumbai
Please tell me how to control sugar of the body and how to maintain the shape of body.
We need to control sugar levels and maintain shape of the body with medication exercise and following a diabetic diet.
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My age is 23 years . Weight is 80 kg and height is 5'8" I have little thyroid problem (tsh. I tried many types of exercises such as running, jogging and dieting for loosing my stomach fat. But I can't got result. Please guide me how can I loose my stomach fat fastly in less days and can get my body figure in shape ?I am facing many problems in my daily life due to increase in size of my stomach. Please guide me.

Yoga & Naturopathy Specialist, Delhi
My age is 23 years . Weight is 80 kg and height is 5'8" I have little thyroid problem (tsh. I tried many types of exe...
Take medicine to maintain thyroid test in normal range. Ask a doctor for required dose. Keep repeat testing every three months or so. Reduce fat and sugar consumption. Eat more vegetables and fruits. Eat 200 gms of salad half hour before every main meal. Eat less chapaties and rice and more of dal, soya badi. With this your weight will reduce. It will be better if remain in constant touch.
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My sugar level is 154 in spit of taking all prescribed medicine. Met form 1000 twice a day. Advice

MBBS, Diploma in Diabetology, DDM, CCACCD
Diabetologist, Mumbai
If you want a tight control of your diabetes. 1 more medicine can be added. But it will depend on your age, co-morbidities, past history etc.
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