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Dr. T A Prabhu

Endocrinologist, Chennai

120 at clinic
Dr. T A Prabhu Endocrinologist, Chennai
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I believe in health care that is based on a personal commitment to meet patient needs with compassion and care.
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Dr. T A Prabhu is a renowned Endocrinologist in R T Nagar, Chennai. He is currently practising at Raju Hospital - T Nagar in R T Nagar, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. T A Prabhu on Lybrate.com.

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My wife has been suffering from leg swelling and vertigo for past few months. We have done blood test for Urea, creatinine, Sugar and TSH. All other things are normal except TSH which shows 4.9 micro IU/ml. How to recover this?

MBBS, DNB
Nuclear Medicine Physician, Mumbai
My wife has been suffering from leg swelling and vertigo for past few months. We have done blood test for Urea, creat...
TSH is in the upper normal range. No thyroid medication is advised at present. Kindly repeat the test after 3 months.
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My aunt has diabetes and she's taking medicines for it and in her last test her sugar level was Normal fasting and pp both so I want to ask now she should stop taking those medicines or continue it and also I want to know if there is a permanent cure of diabetes or the person has to take medicines like all her life? She's 45+

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
My aunt has diabetes and she's taking medicines for it  and in her last test her sugar level was Normal fasting and p...
it is good she is having blood sugar level normal, but it is due to medicine, she has to take medicine whole life. it will help you. welcome for further help.
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I am 46 years old male. Have diabetes. Sugar levels 190 fasting/220 random. I do smoke three cigarettes a day. Off late I am suffering from erectile dysfunction, unable to get erection during sex. What is the cure?

MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I am 46 years old male. Have diabetes. Sugar levels 190 fasting/220 random. I do smoke three cigarettes a day. Off la...
Erectile dysfunction can be due to complication of long standing diabetes known as diabetic autonomic neuropathy you need a holistic evaluation as it can be a harbinger of much serious complications as of now tab sildenafil citrate 50 mg half an hour before intercourse is the usual medication to cure the disease but it is a prescription medication and should be used only after detailed consultation I shall be able to help you only after further queries.
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I am 56 yr old male. Fasting b/s 92 and pp b/s 138, hba1c is 8.8, wt. 56 kg, ht. 5'-4. Problem is I am always feeling weakness. Presently taking multi vitamin 01 cap in night. My work is on computer. Kindly advise for medicine and precaution to take care.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
General Physician, Delhi
I am 56 yr old male. Fasting b/s 92 and pp b/s 138, hba1c is 8.8, wt. 56 kg, ht. 5'-4. Problem is I am always feeling...
Dear , though your fbs and ppbs are normal your hba1c is high. That means that your average sugar control is poor and that could be one of the reasons for weakness. Are you taking any medications for diabetes?
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I am too much depressed for a long time because my father is suffering from diabetes can you help me to control his diabetes. Please tell.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am too much depressed for a long time because my father is suffering from diabetes can you help me to control his d...
Don't get depressed. Diabetes is very common and can be within control with proper medicine and dietary restriction 1. Do regular aerobic exercise for 1 hour daily like brisk walking 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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I am 64 years old man. I have undergone cabg in 2012. Now my tsh level is 6.5. Earlier 6 months back it was 14. I have been taking tablet thyronorm 25 mcg since last 6 months. My weight is 58 kg. Taking following medicines: nebicard 2.5 1-0-0. Ecosprin75mg 0-1-0. Stiloz50mg. 1-0-1. Crevast 5mg 0-0-1 and also taking flodart plus for B.P.H. (middle lobe enlargement) psa less than 2. Please give your free medical advice on this medication.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 64 years old man. I have undergone cabg in 2012. Now my tsh level is 6.5. Earlier 6 months back it was 14. I hav...
In hypothyroidism:-- where there is 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 bad habits . Avoid stress. Some Relax during work. Go for walk, 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 may help, avoid oily foods,junk foods, go for walk. Do Tests every 3 to 6 months. And consut doctor on time.
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I am 57 old male want to undergo circumcision 1. Is it advisable at this age. 2. Fore skin is longer and hence NOt able to retrieve fully. 3. Is it very painful operation will be on anesthesia 4. How long bed rest is required. 5. I am NOT diabetic how long will it take to wound to be Ok. 6. Sexual intercourse is possible after that or wiil it affect EJACULATION. Regards, Mohan 9840612908.

MBBS, Diploma in Cardiac Emergencies in General Practice
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I am 57 old male want to undergo circumcision 1. Is it advisable at this age.
2. Fore skin is longer and hence NOt ab...
You can undergo circumsion at any age if it is giving you pain while retracting your foreskin. Some pain is involved in this surgery. Bed rest is not required, but you have to protect that area under bandage. It takes around 7-14 days to heal the sutures. Intercourse is possible after 3 to 4 weeks and it does not affect ejaculation.
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I am 62 years male recently on 27 Aug 2015 checked HbA1c it is 6.6% do you want me to take some medicine or some precautions will work out. I prefer to to take homeopathy medicine. Pl advise.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I am 62 years male recently on 27 Aug 2015 checked HbA1c it is 6.6% do you want me to take some medicine or some prec...
take antidiabetic medications instead....they are more effective and without side effects in long term... Following are the tips to prevent onset/or control diabetes 1-Losing Extra Weight:-The most significant thing which can make a big difference to your health is to lose your extra weight. This will not only lower your blood pressure but also helps lowering your cholesterol too. For woman: waist of 80 cm or more & for man: waist of 90 cm or more are at risk 2- Constant and regular food timings :-the timings at which you have your meals should be set fixed and at regular intervals each day. This will considerably improve your metabolic activity and helps reducing your weight. 3- Split your meals and eating in moderate amount:-Splitting your meals into 3-4 times per day (including snacks)and eating in fair and consistent amount , improves your metabolic rate as the food u take is not concentrated at one time. 4- No long Gaps and skipping of meals:-There should be no long gaps between meals. Never miss out breakfast. 5- No overeating:-Never eat in a bulk on one time .Try to have moderate amount of food each time u eat. It will help maintain your blood sugar at a healthy level and won’t let it to fluctuate. Remember to eat your food slowly, chew well. 6- Proper Exercise and work outs:-Exercise is very important and a fast way to trim down calories, extra weight and controlling glucose level. Brisk walking for 30 min. atleast five times a week is the best and easiest way of exercising. You can also try Cycling, swimming, dancing. Timings for exercise should be fixed and regular. Avoid heavy exercise. Do not eat right away after a workout . 7-constant and regular timings for medication 8-Avoid fried foods and meat: Limit fats and sweets. Rather choose a variety of foods including whole grains, fresh vegetables, salads, fruits, low fat dairy products. 9- Take high-fibre and complex carbohydrates:-like oats as they are easily broken down to basic sugars. Add whole grain foods in your diet. Avoid carbohydrates like white bread, pasta, pizza , candies, and snacks .Instead include high-fiber carbohydrates like wheat bran, flaxseed and methi seeds to your wheat flour. This will increase fibre in your diet. 10-Drink enough fluids:-Keep your body well hydrated. Drink a lot of water that will help flush the toxins off your system. 11.Fresh vegetables and fruits:- gives essential benefits as these contain a lot of vital minerals as well as nutrients .Include sprouts in the diet as they are easily digestible and a rich source of nutrients. 12- Avoid excess salt:-in form of pickles/papads etc. 1 tsp(5 gm)is sufficient for a healthy hypertensive individual. 13-Avoid alcohol consumption:-Alcohols such as beer and wine contains large amount of calories. choose sugar-free drink. 14- dairy products :-Dairy products are high on fat content such as cheese, curd, milk etc. So instead consume skimmed milk products , low fat cheese, yogurt (curd) etc. Do not have more than two cups of tea or coffee every day. Try green tea instead.
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I'm diabetic. I'm going gym since 6 months, I want weight gainer. Can you please suggest me any weight gainer.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
I'm diabetic. I'm going gym since 6 months, I want weight gainer. Can you please suggest me any weight gainer.
Please If you are diabetic, avoid gaining weight Keep your weight upto 65 kg maximum Can take milk, sprouted cereal, Soyabean Take Protein powder by Amway for 3 mths.
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I am Diabetic Patient Type 2 (Current Rating:- Fasting 110, PP, 160 and Dinner PP 140) Medication Istamet 50/1000, Advog 0.3, Gluformin XL 1000 My question is I want to gain Muscle and body Can i take Pre and post workout Proteins or any Muscle Gainers. Usually i workout heavily everyday. Please Suggest any Muscle Gainers or Protein for Morning Workout

MD - Pathology, MBBS
Pathologist, Ahmedabad
You should attend health club.You can take sprouts, cereals and pulses in large quantity which would give you enough protein.Soyabean is the only food containing all amino acids which would give good amount of proteins
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I am a 47 year old mail. I have high blood sugar, and have undergone 2 surgeries for abcyss. I am taking blood sugar medicines. I am looking for permanent cure from blood sugar. Please advise.

CCMTD, CCEBDM, C.Diabetology, American Diabetes Association, DOMS, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
I am a 47 year old mail. I have high blood sugar, and have undergone 2 surgeries for abcyss. I am taking blood sugar ...
you can control your blood sugar levels. you can consult with me regarding further management with latest blood sugar levels report
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I am 42 years old and I am suffering from uric acid increase our blood. What should I do?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
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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I have done my thyroid exam. It shows that t3 and t4 level is normal but tsh level is 5.43. Am I suffering from thyroid?

MBBS, DNB
Nuclear Medicine Physician, Mumbai
tsh is only marginally raised. there is no haste for starting thyroid medicine which if started have tobe continued for life. kindly repeat tsh after 3 months. also get anti tpo antibody titre and inform
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I want to know about the disorder of diabetes. What should we do for diabetes patients if there is someone suffering from this. What should we eat or avoid to eat for safe health. Is this any surgery or treatment for overĺl relif from this disorder.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
I want to know about the disorder of diabetes. What should we do for diabetes patients if there is someone suffering ...
Hi there ~ Recommended foods in diabetes: Make your calories count with these nutritious foods: Healthy carbohydrates. During digestion, sugars (simple carbohydrates) and starches (complex carbohydrates) break down into blood glucose. Focus on the healthiest carbohydrates, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes (beans, peas and lentils) and low-fat dairy products. Fiber-rich foods. Dietary fiber includes all parts of plant foods that your body can't digest or absorb. Fiber can decrease the risk of heart disease and help control blood sugar levels. Foods high in fiber include vegetables, fruits, nuts, legumes (beans, peas and lentils), whole-wheat flour and wheat bran. Heart-healthy fish. Eat heart-healthy fish at least twice a week. Fish can be a good alternative to high-fat meats. For example, cod, tuna and halibut have less total fat, saturated fat and cholesterol than do meat and poultry. Fish such as salmon, mackerel, tuna, sardines and bluefish are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which promote heart health by lowering blood fats called triglycerides. However, avoid fried fish and fish with high levels of mercury, such as tilefish, swordfish and king mackerel.'Good' fats. Foods containing monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats — such as avocados, almonds, pecans, walnuts, olives, and canola, olive and peanut oils — can help lower your cholesterol levels. Eat them sparingly, however, as all fats are high in calories. Foods to avoid Diabetes increases your risk of heart disease and stroke by accelerating the development of clogged and hardened arteries. Foods containing the following can work against your goal of a heart-healthy diet. Saturated fats. High-fat dairy products and animal proteins such as beef, hot dogs, sausage and bacon contain saturated fats. Get no more than 7 percent of your daily calories from saturated fat. Trans fats. These types of fats are found in processed snacks, baked goods, shortening and stick margarines and should be avoided completely. Cholesterol. Sources of cholesterol include high-fat dairy products and high-fat animal proteins, egg yolks, shellfish, liver, and other organ meats. Aim for no more than 300 milligrams (mg) of cholesterol a day. Sodium. Aim for less than 2, 300 mg of sodium a day. Take the help of a nutritionist if you feel like the above was helpful but you need more support. Hope this helps. Take care and have a lovely da
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My blood sugar level fasting 136 and aft fasting 210, my age is 36 Sometime feeling excited, and tired 😴 Suggest me the diet and life style.

MBBS, CCEBDM
Diabetologist, Bangalore
My blood sugar level fasting 136 and aft fasting 210, my age is 36
Sometime feeling excited, and tired 😴
Suggest m...
Hi Your blood sugars are high. Healthy lifestyle changes will be helpful for you like: 1. Eat small meals every 2 - 3 hrs. 2. Have increased amounts of proteins, as they help in weight loss and do not increase blood sugar. 3. Avoid carbohydrates like rice, pasta, breads, biscuits, sugar, sweetened beverages, alcohol, butter especially for dinner. 4.Eat plenty of fresh vegetables and green leafy vegetables, do not use mayonnaise for your salad dressing instead use olive oil or flax seed oil. 5. Make sure you exercise atleast for 30 min a day on atleast 5 days a week. 6. If your a non vegetarian have white meat (fish, chicken) twice a week, preferably steamed or boiled. Avoid deep fried food. You can have 2 egg whites per day, preferably for breakfast. 7. Do not take fruits at bedtime or with your major meals. Always snack your fruit. 8. Avoid stress as it only worsens all your problems.
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Out of six main symptoms for diabetic patient, I do not have a single symptom, even though, blood test report indicates BSF between 103 ---127 and PP remains constant i.e between 130--140. My consultant Dr. is MD (Medicine) MD (Path) suggested me to start Cetapin XR 1000 OD. Should I continue?

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
Out of six main symptoms for diabetic patient,
I do not have a single symptom, even though, blood test report indicat...
Right now you are in 'Pre-Diabetic' stage. You are not even a Diabetic Patient. Taking medicines now will actually make you dependant on medicines for life. It is better to avoid medicines and rely on diet-cure and exercise cure to bring your Sugar levels down. You are currently just on the borderline and you can control your Sugar levels through lifestyle interventions. FBS- 100-126 is considered pre-diabetic. Its only after 126 that medicine can be considered. Even your PP is in normal range. You must always remember that medicine should be the last resort when everything else fails. Trust your instincts. You are the master of your body and not any doctor. Take care of yourself. Health is precious.
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