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Dr. T A Prabhu

Endocrinologist, Chennai

120 at clinic
Dr. T A Prabhu Endocrinologist, Chennai
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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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Hi I am om mukhija. Whenever I eat some thing myself start feeling uneasy. My b p goes up 170. I m 66 years old I'm diabetic also. please suggest what to do.

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition, B.Pharma
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Gurgaon
Hi I am om mukhija. Whenever I eat some thing myself start feeling uneasy. My b p goes up 170. I m 66 years old I'm d...
Hi, you need to lose some weight first if you lose 10 kg lot of your problem will be solved, I can help you.
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I am 35 year old male had been suffering from diabetes since 2013, fast -225 P. P-295, please suggest me ayurveda medicine. What kinds of medicine I take. Currently I used to take Glimprex 2mg.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition (Delhi University)
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Panipat
I am 35 year old male had been suffering from diabetes since 2013, fast -225 P. P-295, please suggest me ayurveda med...
Dear in diseases like diabetes and hypertension diet plays a major role. You have to keep a strict control on your food choices to control diabetes otherwise medications will help very little.
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We are married for almost 7 years still we are not blessed with a baby 1 tube is blocked doctors always suggest for ivf.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
We are married for almost 7 years still we are not blessed with a baby 1 tube is blocked doctors always suggest for ivf.
Get thorough hsg if other tube is blocked then only ivf other wise there is good chance for normal concievement
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I am a diabetic person can I take coffee prepared by gree coffee beans once in a day. I understand coffee is not good for diabetic persons.

MBBS, MD, Fellowship in Intergrative medicine
Integrated Medicine Specialist, Kochi
I am a diabetic person can I take coffee prepared by gree coffee beans once in a day. I understand coffee is not good...
Coffee is not bad .It depends whether you are taking with milk or without milk and the quantity and the time you are consuming it. Whether you are adding sugar or any sweeteners is also important.
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Me & wife suffering from diabetics since last 10 years taking medicines jalra m50&reclide xr-60 &glycomet 850 respectively, daily morning& evening walk of 3 km but still sugar level remains 200mg/dl. Kindly advice how to control?

M.D. Internal Medicine
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
Me & wife suffering from diabetics since last 10 years taking medicines jalra m50&reclide xr-60 &glycomet 850 respect...
May be you need to alter your diet- reduce simple carbohydrates replace it by complex fiber base carbohydrate like fruits, vegetable parathas or fiber base protein like vegetable dals or sprouts. Reduce oil consumption less than 3 teaspoons per day. May weight reduction also help you. If no improvement within 1 month then you may need change of medicine if your hba1c more than 8%
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My father right arm is very paining from last 3 months. and I think diabetes is the reason. am i right.?

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Gurgaon
My father right arm is very paining from last 3 months. and I think diabetes is the reason. am i right.?
Right arm pain can b due to cervical problem or frozen shoulder problem. Tell him to take hot and cold fermentation 1 min each, for 5 reps. Twice in a day. If you need further assistance, please let me know. Thank you.
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Blood glucose meter accuracy

MD - Internal Medicine, CCMD(Diabetology), PG Course in Diabetology
Diabetologist, Dehradun
Blood glucose meter accuracy
Glucometer-Blood glucometer reading results vary within ±20% of blood sugar readings tested in pathology Lab. but still the best means of self monitoring of blood glucose(SMBG).
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I am 44 year old pre diabetic,(105/140) with history of high bp (control with tab) doing field work job, cholesterol is OK but serum creatinine is 1. Please advise me how to delay the progression of diabetes and other decease.

M.B.B.S. , PG Diploma In Clinical Cardiology
Cardiologist, Delhi
I am 44 year old pre diabetic,(105/140) with history of high bp (control with tab) doing field work job, cholesterol ...
Start doing strenous exercise at least 45 minutes a day for 6 days a week Avoid ghee ,sarson oil and all saturated fats like butter instead use oils like olive oil rice bran oil in your food Donot take high glycemic index carbohydrates but you can take carbohydrates with low glycemic index Severe life style modification is required 140/105 is still a very high diastolic bp ,so the medicines you are on are not controlling your bp Out target bp has to be 130/85 I have to increase the doses and to add some medication for bp ,but due to company policy medicines can be prescribed in pvt query only Feel free to ask Tx.
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Greetings Doctor, I am 20 years old I don't have any health issues I am fond of eating sweets more say if we bring 1 kg sweets in home up to 30% will be finished by me itself everybody tells me that this will have effect on my health in feature or after I turn 30 I want to know that is that true. And if I eat excessive sweet how can I balance it to normal sugar level.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Greetings Doctor, I am 20 years old I don't have any health issues I am fond of eating sweets more say if we bring 1 ...
Mr. Lybrate-user, healthy food intake is essential for maintaining good health. Excess of anything is bad. When one consumes excess sweets sucrose intake goes up, which a simple carbohydrate, it does put load on insulin, plus taking excess sucrose (sugar) has been proved to be unhealthy in the long run. Excess sugar or extra carbs taken will get converted to fat and weight increase can occur. Fortunately you are having less weight, but if this habit continues, weight increase can be a consequence. There is nothing like balancing between excess sweet eating and maintaining normal blood sugar. My advice is to reduce the sweets eating. There is no specific remedy for that, you simply have decide and reduce the intake. Care has to be taken if there is a family history of t2 diabetes. Thanks.
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What should to do minimize the sugar levels for the people who are suffering frim diabetes.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
What should to do minimize the sugar levels for the people who are suffering frim diabetes.
Mr Hari, A person with diabetes has to take proper drugs like oral anti diabetics or insulin injections or both depending upon sugar levels. Plus daily exercise for 1 hour and taking a restricted diet that provides exact calories based on ideal body weight, sugar levels and extent of physical exercises.
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My father is 81 of age he is diabetic his sugar level is eratic for the past 1 month and he is suffering from constipation. He is taking regular medicine for sugar and he is feeling weakness. He is not able to walk.

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I am a registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator and a doctor who will help you in your diabetes problem. You need to provide me your daily food intake details. There are many lifestyle and dietary guidelines that can be followed: take high fiber prescribed diet. Maintain a healthy body weight eat a balanced diet as prescribed by a registered dietitian, if you're overweight, diabetes prevention may hinge on weight loss. Every pound you lose can improve your health, and you may be surprised by how much. Participants in one large study who lost a modest amount of weight around 7 percent of initial body weight and exercised regularly reduced the risk of developing diabetes by almost 60 percent. I being a registered dietitian and doctor have been successfully helping patients with their diabetes problem. I will also prescribe medicines that will speed up the time to achieve your weight management goals. Do reply back for private consultation.
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Did ayurved have any permanent solution for gout i. E. Uric acid problem for vegetarian people.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Hyderabad
There is no permanent treatment in ayurveda based on your uric acid levels we treat. To be short it's symptomatic, but in some cases it's hereditary. Coming to vegetarian and non vegetarian we change the diet. Some foods do increase the uric acid levels in some people.
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I am 69 years old having bp & diabities ii. For bp. I am taking asomax 5, enam 10mg in the morning & embeta xr 50 in the evening with theses my bp is remain in control;. For diabities I was taking tribet 2 fort, in the morning before b. F & onglyza after bf & in the night metsmall 1000 after dinner. The fatting was 160-180. Now I got checked in escorts new delhi, th Dr. Said that in tribet 2 fort pioglitazone is there with this weight will increase, so he chsnged to gemer 2 ds in place of tribet 2 fott other remains same, but my fasting suger is 180 -200 my ht is 5ft 6in 7 wt 86 kg. Pl advice how to lower fasting sugar. Thanks

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bundi
Your insulin is not being utilized fully or doesnt produce. That is what type 2 and type 1 is. You have to get the support of certain herbs which are openly available in market but since not selected with precision decisions, some people do not get desired effects. Please write any other history/tests etc. For herbal combos initially you have to take as supporting therapy. Depending upon response, we ll take further step. Pl write in confidence. We may advise or send package also.
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I have thyroid problem, worried as weight not getting reduced. I do rotational shifts, due to this am not having proper diet and exercises. Please suggest a diet for me to reduce weight and am getting stretch marks on my body too.

MBBS, MD - MD- Skin & VD
Dermatologist, Ahmedabad
I have thyroid problem, worried as weight not getting reduced. I do rotational shifts, due to this am not having prop...
Diet alone does not help in reducing weight. You may loose half an inch or one kg but not more. You will have to do yoga/gym/pilate or something to burn calories. When you work out and have a proper shape, stretch marks will get lighter. Drink milk, take multi vitamin tablet everyday. Eat something light every two hours before and after meal.
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I am 29 yrs old and I have diabetes from last 3 yrs. It is coming around 150 in fasting and 240 after meal. I am taking gluconorm g1. please suggest.

PGDD, RD, Bachelor of Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I am 29 yrs old and I have diabetes from last 3 yrs. It is coming around 150 in fasting and 240 after meal. I am taki...
Hi thanks for the query. For a diabetic it is best advised to have a diet planned as per the sugar levels, lifestyle and history. Though you can follow some guidelines - have small frequent meals. Do not fast for long hours. Avoid a very heavy meal at one time. Avoid fruit juices, aerated drinks or sugarcane juice, honey, jaggery or sugar. Avoid junk foods. Exercise and stay active. Do not attempt to try out too many remedies as you could go into hypoglycaemia. Sleep well. It's all a matter of discipline.
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Iam suffered from diabetics & BP. Last few days and still i m suffered with cold. Headache too. Please give the right advice.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Iam suffered from diabetics & BP. Last few days and still i m suffered with  cold. Headache too. Please give the righ...
Mr Gopalkrishnan, If you are having diabetes and hypertension it necessary to get them effectively treated with appropriate drugs, diet control and exercise. Then routine problems like cold and headache can be conveniently handled. So please get both those conditions under control. That will help in reducing other problems better. If required you may take anticold remedies and pain killer.
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I use to take thyrox 50 for my overactive thyroid. Now my tsh is 4.33, should I continue taking the medicine?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I use to take thyrox 50 for my overactive thyroid. Now my tsh is 4.33, should I continue taking the medicine?
Lybrate-user, your tsh level of 4.03 milli units/l is good, shows hypothyroidism is in good control. There is no need to reduce the dose, because on treatment to achieve good control tsh should be between 3 to 4 milli units. In addition continue to follow a proper restricted diet avoiding foods that affect thyroxine action ; like soy beans, soy containing products and cabbage, cauliflower, radish, broccoli, peanuts, mustard and coffee. Plus use whole grain flours for roti and chapati. Consume good deal of green leafy vegetables and fruits. Always use iodinated salt. Check tsh values once in 6 months or so. Thanks.
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My mother takes 1000 mg fish oil everyday Of EPA 180 mg and DHA120 mg for healthy heart functioning and joint support. She is also a type 2 diabetes patient. Will there be any side effects of using fish oil long term?

MBBS, PG Diploma In Emergency Trauma Care, Fellowship in Diabetes
General Physician, Delhi
My mother takes 1000 mg fish oil everyday Of EPA 180 mg and DHA120 mg for healthy heart functioning and joint support...
Its good supplemnet. But everything should be taken in moderation. Take for 1 month and than stop for 15 days. And again continue after sometime. Thats the way to take supplements to avoid hyper vitaminosis. Also drink plenty of water.
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I am diabetic since 25 years started with Glycomet 1 gm &using insulin. Any alternate to insulin in Homoeopathy Or in ayurveda.

MBBS, MD - Medicine
General Physician, Delhi
I am diabetic since 25 years started with Glycomet 1 gm &using insulin. Any alternate to insulin in Homoeopathy Or in...
1. Do regular exercise for 30 minutes daily like brisk walking 2. Reduce weight if overweight 3. Control diet a) avoid sweets, sugar/honey, full cream 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, tomato, legume. D) avoid sweetened fruit like banana, mango, litchi, chickoo, grape etc. Can have fruits like guava, pineapple, papaya, orange, mousambi, strawberry, watermelon, pomegranate, 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 sugars monthly and hba1c six monthly.
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Hypothyroidism - 4 Easy Tips to Help You Manage it

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM
Endocrinologist, Hyderabad
Hypothyroidism - 4 Easy Tips to Help You Manage it

The thyroid gland, in the lower front of the neck, releases hormones in the bloodstream that affect almost every part of your body, from your brain and heart, to your skin and muscles. It also controls metabolism which is the process of changing the food you eat into energy. When the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone, it is called hypothyroidism.

Symptoms of hypothyroidism include:

  1. Constipation
  2. Hair loss and dry hair
  3. Dry skin
  4. Fatigue
  5. Sensitivity to cold
  6. Decreased heart rate
  7. Goitre (swollen thyroid glands)
  8. Weight gain and difficulty in losing that weight
  9. Persistent jaundice

Hypothyroidism is not curable, but it can be controlled with the right medication. Along with taking your medicines, you can also adopt the following lifestyle changes:

  1. Eat right: While there is no specific diet for hypothyroidism, you should consume vegetables, fruits, whole grains, healthy fats and lean proteins. Since gaining weight is a common symptom of hypothyroidism, eating the right things can help you maintain your weight.
  2. Regular exercise: Exercising can reduce stress, improve energy and help you maintain your optimum weight. Aerobics (for example, cardio), flexibility and strengthening workouts can help with hypothyroidism. Other than that, light weightlifting, yoga and walking, are also beneficial. Do not forget to consult your doctor before you start on any of these exercises.
  3. Reduce stress: Hypothyroidism is chronic, and the one thing that worsens chronic diseases is stress. Stress has serious repercussions on your overall health. So it is important to reduce your stress as much as you can. Meditate daily, at least for five minutes, and schedule a weekly massage to deal with your stress.
  4. Get enough sleep: Fatigue is a symptom of hypothyroidism; you feel tired and sluggish throughout the day. The best way to counter this is to establish a schedule for sleeping. Try to sleep and wake up every day at the same time in the night and in the morning. Generally, sleeping for seven to eight hours is recommended. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a endocrinologist and ask a free question.
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