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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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What is the normal blood sugar levels?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
Pediatrician,
What is the normal blood sugar levels?
Fbs,<100 and ppbs < 140 mg/dl diabetes affects all organs in the body? eyes, kidneys, nerves, reproductive system all are affected, in fact, from toe to hair. For diabetic control, patient and doctor should be n constant touch for regular follow up and advice. It is not as easy task to control blood sugar in the desired normal range. Whatever we eat is metabolised to sugar in the body to provide energy for our daily activities. For the absolute control, one has to monitor his / her blood sugar at regular intervals (self-monitoring of blood glucose smbg). Though difficult, this can be done by a glucometer and keep a record. Get an idea of fasting sugar (fbs) and 2 hours after food (ppbs),& hba1c (inform me) and check before dinner and after every major food. The basic idea is to reduce the food intake to 1/3 of what you take now. The dictum of sugar control is diet, exercise, diet + medicine and at later stage medicine+ insulin will be needed. There are different diet plans of varying calories for each person depending on his activity & life style. For sugar control there is the need for regular advice and follow up. Just one time consultation or advice is not enough to guide a diabetic in scientifically & medically correct manner. For giving you regular follow up you ask me privately with all details like your daily eating pattern and medicines you take.
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Can diabetic persons can have honey?

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist,
Generally, there's no advantage to substituting honey for sugar in a diabetes eating plan. Both honey and sugar will affect your blood sugar level. Honey is sweeter than granulated sugar, so you might use a smaller amount of honey for sugar in some recipes.
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I M diabetic since 12 years I have heart problem as well I am on insulin once a day I take angispan 2.5 and ramistar, tonact and clopitab a75 I am having sexual problems like stiffness and ejaculation as I am taking heart tablets what type of tablets I can take to improve my sexual problems.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
I M diabetic since 12 years I have heart problem as well I am on insulin once a day I take angispan 2.5 and ramistar,...
i m recommending you an following remedy which will surely help you Natural home remedy using asparagus powder and milk: 1. Take 2 tsp Indian asparagus powder 2. Add 1 cup milk 3. Boil the mixture for 10 min 4. Drink 2 times every day this is very helpful, if it dosent work then you must consult ayurvedic doctor.
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I have increase amount of TSH. What should I do? Please help me.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
Pediatrician,
I have increase amount of TSH. What should I do? Please help me.
Please check your t3 & t4 and send reports to me privately so that I can prescribe. You are hypothyroid as shown by high tsh.
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Hii I was with thyroid with tsh 9.81 and taking thyrox-50 but after 3 month now with tsh level is 1.94 ulU/ml so my qst is 1) please tell me now is this the suitable tsh level for pregnancy? 2) do I need to continue thyrox-50 or reduce to thyrox-25?

MBBS, DNB
Nuclear Medicine Physician, Mumbai
Kindly continue the same dose of levothyroxine. DONOT REDUCE THE DOSE. The requirement of medication would increase during pregnancy. Hence repeat the test when pregnancy is detected. Keep taking the medicine during the pregnancy especially during first 13 weeks when fetuses thyroid is yet to begin functioning and its need for levothyroxine are met through the mother. Regards.
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My fasting blood sugar use to be between 95 and 105, but following a hernia operation while recuperating it came down to between 72 and 75. I stopped having my night dose of half tablet of dianorm m and now it is between 85 and 90. Have I done the right thing?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My fasting blood sugar use to be between 95 and 105, but following a hernia operation while recuperating it came down...
If your blood sugar levels are consistently around 85 -90 mg/100 ml, then there is no need to take any medication. But I would advise you to keep checking sugar level at once every 3 months.
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Doctor sir, I am suffering from sugar and high bp last 5 yr now a days my urine I saw white colour jhag (phena) I am 65 years old man kindly suggest me medicine.

Diploma in Gastroenterology, Diploma In Pulmonary Medicine , MSCP, BHMS, SVD( skin and veneral diseases)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Doctor sir,
I am suffering from sugar and high bp last 5 yr
now a days my urine I saw white colour jhag (phena)
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You don't have high blood pressure at the moment, but it is slightly above optimal. Single readings are not diagnostic. Optimal BP is <120/80. It would be wise to adopt a healthy lifestyle, such as eating healthily, reduce salt in your diet, exercise, lose weight if overweight, limit alcohol consumption and stop smoking if you smoke. The good thing about exercise is that it reduces the strain on the heart and also raises your HDL (good cholesterol) as well as improving circulation. Now with regards to exercise, the best type of exercise for the heart is aerobic activity which ensures the large groups of muscles in the body get a good work out. Swimming is good, as is brisk walking, dancing and cycling, etc. With regards to diet, as I mentioned before, limit salt consumption and the amount of saturated fats you eat. Also limit the amount of complex carbs you eat. Try and eat 5 portions of fruit and vegetables per day * and also try and eat 3 portions of oily fish per week. Try and avoid frying your food, grill it instead. Switch to olive oil. The key is moderation, you can eat anything you like providing you don't go OTT. * A recent study showed that eating your "5 a day" fruit and vegetables may not cut the cancer risk. Many people have interpreted this study into meaning that eating your "5 a day" fruit and vegetables isn't beneficial at all and that what Doctors and Nurses have been advising patients is incorrect. This isn't accurate. The study just looked at the diet-cancer link (which we already knew wasn't very strong anyway), it didn't look at the other health benefits that eating fruit and vegetables has. But that study has certainly given the alties and their "special cancer curing diet" food for thought! There are various causes of high blood pressure, but proper diet and regular exercise are definitely the biggest part of the equation. “ Actually there are two types, essential and secondary, the latter accounts for about 5% of cases and can be caused by kidney and/or hormone issues. Most people have “essential” hypertension where the cause is less than clear. We know that a poor diet, obesity, excess alcohol, smoking and lack of exercise are major risk factors. Diet and lifestyle changes often helps and is sometimes enough to keep patients off anti-hypertensive medication.
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I think my wife has thyroid. But I am not sure. So can you please described the symptoms of thyroid.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I think my wife has thyroid. But I am not sure. So can you please described the symptoms of thyroid.
Mr. lybrate-user, A person with hypothyroidism invariably has most of the following symptoms: Weight gain, slow heart rate, intolerance to cold, dry skin, dry hair, hair fall, joint pains, early fatigue, tired feeling, sleepy feeling, listlessness, lack of interest in doing any activity, anxiety, depression, irregular menstrual periods, some times heavy flow, difficulty in conception, if conceived pregnancy outcome may not be good, miscarriage may occur. To find out is she has hypothyroidism get a thyroid assay done. Thanks.
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For pre diabetes and ldl cholesterol just pp 206 (6 pts more than normal) and ldl 159 (1pt less upto 160 normal) if I need any medicine or by food exercise walk/standing/fruits/frequency of light food can bring this to normal and maintain. Thanks for your anticipated reply.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
For pre diabetes and ldl cholesterol just pp 206 (6 pts more than normal) and ldl 159 (1pt less upto 160 normal) if I...
Your blood sugar and cholesterol level is in the upper limit of normal. Regular exercise, diet control, weight reduction, avoiding oily and fatty food, restricting carbohydrate and sweets can bring down the sugar and cholesterol level. Repeat the test after some time. If not under control medicine has to be started.
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What causes Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and what is the best method of treatment? Can iodine help this condition?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Mr Vinay, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis is an autoimmune disorder, where our own immune system produces antibodies against thyroxine producing cells. This causes deficiency of thyroxine leading to hypothyroidism. Only treatment is to give thyroxine tablets. Iodine has no role in this condition.
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Darkening behind neck ? Sign of Diabetes?

MBBS, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
Darkening behind neck ? Sign of Diabetes?
Many overweight & obese people have darkening behind neck, darkening in armpits and other parts of body with creases and folds like elbows, knees, knuckles, etc. which is commonly mistaken as smudge of dirt or uncleanliness or lack of hygiene. Some people think that it is due to repeated friction caused by necklace or chains etc. In fact it is a sign of diabetes which is already developed or going to develop.

This darkening is due to excessive cell growth & differentiation of fibroblasts caused by excess of insulin in the body especially in obese individuals and type 2 diabetes patients.

In obese individuals and type 2 diabetes patients excess amount of fat especially abdominal fat (tummy fat) causes resistance to action of insulin secreted by pancreas and hamper its action. In return body produces more and more insulin from pancreas to keep blood sugar under control. This excess amount of insulin secreted by body promotes this skin cell growth and which leads to acanthosis nigricans.

After producing excess amount of insulin pancreas start exhausting and which leads to developing diabetes.

At this stage diabetes can be prevented by simple lifestyle modification & moderate weight loss.

Source: http://blog. Drnikhilprabhu. Com/2015/08/15/darkening-behind-neck-sign-of-diabetes/
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My mother is a diabetes patient and she was not able to sleep at night seems My dad has gone. She used to sleep hardly 3 hrs at night. What should we do?

MBBS
General Physician, Hyderabad
My mother is a diabetes patient and she was not able to sleep at night seems
My dad has gone. She used to sleep hardl...
Hi lybrate-user, Try to keep to a regular timing for going to bed. Avoid fried and heavy foods. Eat early and light food at night so that the food is almost digested by the time you go to bed. Prefer fruits and green vegetables. Fix daily work schedule and be busy with your work. Don’t keep pending problems in mind. Note down the points and leave them for next day’s action. Don’t do stimulating mental work or keep watching TV which can keep your mind agitated or active. This will not allow you to sleep. LCD screen will also have adverse effect. Day’s physical exercise makes you tired and induces sleep. A warm bath in the evening will also be helpful. Low volume music also induces sleep. Keep your bed room neat, dark and cool. You may cover your eyes with bed sheet. Drink plenty of water during the day rather than toward bedtime. Don’t have stimulating drinks like tea or coffee. Drinking a glass of milk before going to bed is fine. Do check your FBS and PPBS once and revert back to me with reports. As increase in sugar levels also causes sleeplessness. If you get back with reports. I'll give you a permanent solution. Take care.
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Health Quote of the Week

BHMS
Homeopath, Gandhinagar
Health Quote of the Week

Daily consumption of banana improves memory, reduces blood pressure and lowers cholesterol.

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Whether fruits papaya chinnu mango can be taken in little quantity as I am type 2 borderline diabetic.

MBBS, Diploma in Diabetology, DDM, CCACCD
Diabetologist, Mumbai
Little quantity is ok. Like 50-60 gms per day. Depending on your blood sugar levels. Get a diet chart from nutritionist.
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Dear doctor two days back i had a blood sugar test and found ff 145 and pp 225 the doctor had asked me to have one tablet cetopin 5oo one a day, can i control this situation natural and how? Please let me know.

MD - Consultant Physician
General Physician, Mumbai
The medication seems to be fine. But lifestyle management plays a big role. Especially diet, regular aerobic exercises and maintenance of optimal weight.
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Hi I am 40 yr old dibatic type 2 for last 4 months. I am taking tab. Metadose ipr 500 one time. How to control dibatic? what shoud I have to eat & what to avoid or minmise? is yoga is benificial for dibatc?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Hi I am 40 yr old dibatic type 2 for last 4 months. I am taking tab. Metadose ipr 500 one time. How to control dibati...
To guide I need some critical info like weight, height, waist circumference, fasting and pp sugar levels, hba1c % with that info I can guide better. However, few things which should be followed are- avoid sweets, direct sugar, deep fried foods, fruits like banana, mango, chikkoos, grapes, exercise for more than 1 h every day. Eat more green salads and can consume fruits like apple, orange, water melon, pear and guava (peru)
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My mom have suffring from diabities. Unke hath ki ungaliyo aur pair ke talwe me jhunjhuni means jhunjhunahat ho rhi h pair suun padh gye h kya ap unke liye koi injuction ya fir medicine suggest krenge? pls rply me quick.

Diploma in Naturopathy, B.A.M.S
Ayurveda, Gurgaon
It. Means. Diabetes affecting nerves too. Check her sugar level and revert back. It can be cured with nervine tonics and controlling blood sugar.
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As said walking is best exercise for diabetic and that too for 35 minutes, whether the walk should be a brisk walk or do I need to walk fastly and is it necessary that I should also sweat during that walk and whether that walk can be at any time during the day or it has to be in morning only.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, Diploma in Food & Nutrition & Diabetic Educator , B.Sc. - Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
As said walking is best exercise for diabetic and that too for 35 minutes, whether the walk should be a brisk walk or...
Yes, walk is very good fod sugar patient .u will walk any time atleast 30 to 45 min. U will feel healthy that time you will do brisk walk. If you will feel tired that time you will do normal walk .but keep monitoring your sugar levels. Take plenty of fluids.
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Hi. My husband is 29 years of age. N he got blood test recently. N knew as diabetic. Can you please suggest d diet n care to b taken as he is working in a software field.

M.sc dietitics and food service management, Diabetes educator
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bhopal
Hi. My husband is 29 years of age. N he got blood test recently. N knew as diabetic. Can you please suggest d diet n ...
You should go for brisk walk in the morning. Do regular exercise atleast 15 minutes. Take lukewarm water with half spoon methidana powder in the morning. Complex carbohydrates and fibre should be included. Diet in high in protein for health of diabetes. Junk food should be avoided. Timely and balanced diet is as important as regular medicine intake to control diabetes. Loose your extra weight this will not only lower your blood but also helps lowering your blood pressure, cholesterol too. Take small and frequent meals.
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Hi. Mam I'm 36 years old I have started with ivf treatment. I have hypothyroidism for which I take levothyroxine 100 mcg every day, & I also have pcos problem for which I haven't taken any medicine, I want to know as my periods started on 11th Sep but bleeding is very light it happens & I took Provera 5 mcg twice a day for 7 days then after 12dys I got period having Provera & my last period I got in July twice for 7 days with 1 week gap, so I'm worried is it... OK this present period.

M. sc Psychology, BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Hi. Mam I'm 36 years old I have started with ivf treatment. I have hypothyroidism for which I take levothyroxine 100 ...
Basically, ur all complaints are related to harmonal imbalance.&anyway, u r taking medicines for Thyroid problem, but as already u r under IVF T/t, these all will be followed by ur Gynaec, Just take her suggestion regarding ur complaints,that will help her to assess well regarding the fllow up T/t.
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