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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 are the normal values of blood sugar? Is a person with 130-140 on fasting, a diabetic? Is it safe to take honey with lime in the morning if your blood sugar is 130-140? Is it safe to take almond oil with warm milk?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
What are the normal values of blood sugar? Is a person with 130-140 on fasting, a diabetic? Is it safe to take honey ...
Hello, madam, fasting blood sugar value >126 mg is considered as diabetes. So 130 to 140 mg is a confirmed case of diabetes mellitus. In a diabetes patient sweets are not advisable including honey. But if the quantity is small like 10 to 15 ml in a day may be taken. Honey contains fructose, which has a different metabolic pathway than glucose. But is larger quantity it is harmful. Almonds are good about 5 to 8 of them per day either alone or with milk is fine. Milk should be skimmed one. Most important is blood sugar levels should be fasting closer to 100 mg and pp 150 to 160 and hba1c% <7.
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About male infertility.

MBBS- 1996 & MD - (OBG)/DVD/DPM/Dip.Andrology.
Gynaecologist,
Hello its about actually not proper glands r supply blood circulation n sperum count less n more due to infected is there kindly consult me personal can I give 100% sure treatment. No hidden. Please tell all clearly n complete history. All the best.
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How to avoid the diabetes?

CCEDM(DIABETES), MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician,
How to avoid the diabetes?
Following are the tips to prevent onset/or control diabetes 1-Control Diabetes by Losing 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:-Spliting your meals into 3-4 times per day (including snacks)and eating in fair and consistent amount , improves ur 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 wont 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 excersicing.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-fiber and complex carbohydrates:-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 wheatflour.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..just 1 tsp(5 gm)is sufficient for a healthy diabetic 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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What are the best fruits and vegetables for a 49 year old diabetic lady? Please suggest the whole grains also which are best for diabetic people in detail.

MBBS & Post Graduate course in Diabetology, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), CCEBDM
Endocrinologist, Bangalore
What are the best fruits and vegetables for a 49 year old diabetic lady? Please suggest the whole grains also which a...
Apple, avocado, pomegrante, cauliflower, cabbage, cucumber whole grain atta is better and avoid maida.
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My mother who is 65 is diabetic. She had knee pain, so can't walk.Should she do any exercise, if so what? If she doesn't walk or exercise, how should she control her diabatis? Is it only medicine and food habits? If food habits, what food should she eat? She has type 2 diabatis and uses medicine and not insulin.

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Ayurveda, Narnaul
Dear, According to Ayurveda joint pain is known as Sandhigata vata. With increase in age vata dosha is predominant in human body that is why with aging disease caused by vata dosha increases in body. Joint pain is a common symptom with many possible causes. Joint Pain and Arthritis are the one of the most devastating conditions faced by individuals, particularly elderly women today. When there is pure Vata dosha involvement (a pain without swelling or discoloration) then the massage with medicated ayurvedic oil is quite useful & supplement is helpful in balancing bodily humors ?vata, which is responsible dosha for Sandhigata vata . Visit us:-www.Malhotraayurveda.Com
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I am suffering for diabetes from last 2 month and high sugar give me any treatment for that.

MBBS, DNB, Diploma Dyslipidemia, CCEBDM, CCMTD
General Physician, Gurgaon
I am suffering for diabetes from last 2 month and high sugar give me any treatment for that.
Dear lybrate user with the limited amount of information provided it appears that you are suffering from diabetes. It could had been better had you provided us with your last prescription, latest fasting sugars, hba1c levels and any other recent relevant investigations along with the complete medication list. For the successful treatment of diabetes it is advised if you can start exercising on a regular basis preferably 30-45 minutes, diet modifications with low carbohydrate and high fibre diet along with medications as advised. Hope that solves your query. Anything more then please feel free to revert.
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I am a sugar patient ,I ve been taking cetapin 500xr from past 2 years I am a very pious lady and I do fasting every month Is it OK if I continue this. Or will it impact on my health in future. please suggest Thanks in advance.

MD, DYA, PGDCR
Ayurveda, Nashik
I am a sugar patient ,I ve been taking cetapin 500xr from past 2 years I am a very pious lady and I do fasting every ...
Dear lybrate-user need to know some basics. How is your status of sugar. If its fluctuating/ you suffering from hypoglycemia in between then fasting not good for u.if you r perfectly fine then you must fast once a month in which you shud take only warm water and rice flakes. This type of Langhan is very good for diabetics. please consult me in person on Lybrate for details.
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She is patient of thyroid and she is becomng fat. Which homeopathy medicine she should use to control thyroid.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
She is patient of thyroid and she is becomng fat. Which homeopathy medicine she should use to control thyroid.
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, go for walk. avoid oily foods,junk foods, go for walk. Do Tests every 3 to 6 months. And consult doctor on time.
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Hi How diabetes patient reduce tablet, that is taking per day .Please help

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath,
I will advise you to start homoeopathic treatment along with diabonil drops (sbl) 20 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times a day 20 minutes before meals vincetoxicum (adel) 20 dropss in 1 glass fressh water morning empty stomach eat little every 2 hrly instead of full meals report after 2 months. Here we will review if to reduce the dose of allopathic medicines or not.
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Is Anxiety And stress some how increases blood sugar level even if a person is not suffering diabetics?

M.Sc - Psychological Counseling, B.A ( Hons) - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Is Anxiety And stress some how increases blood sugar level even if a person is not suffering diabetics?
Anxiety and stress can have an impact on your insulin levels, achyut as when you are stressed your body is trying to metabolise the food faster to provide the body with the energy quicker. This can lead to disbetes like symptoms. It is best to address stress-causing factors in your life at the earliest and to readjust your diet and exercise regimen. Also get a full body check up done once every year. If you haven't done on e this year now might be a good time to do it. Good luck.
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I am 22 years old girl from india. From last 2 years I am gaining weight day by day. I have irregular periods. Uric acid is around 7 mlc. I am having pcos as per doctors report. Please help to improve my health.

Certificate course in Dietician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I am 22 years old girl from india. From last 2 years I am gaining weight day by day. I have irregular periods. Uric a...
Hello lybrate-user, as per your report your health parameter are not in balance. So first of all limit your protein intake for your uric acid and start doing walk and jog for your pcod and stop having junk food. Increase your water intake and do eat salad with every meal. Have fennel tea twice daily. Follow it for 1 month and report.
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I am 67 yrs. Old. I got checked blood sugar, one month back. Fasting 138 and pp 204. My wt. Is 76 kgs. Pl. Advise me what precautions should I take? And also medicines.

CCEBDM, PG Diploma In Clinical cardiology, MBBS
Cardiologist, Ghaziabad
I am 67 yrs. Old. I got checked blood sugar, one month back. Fasting 138 and pp 204. My wt. Is 76 kgs. Pl. Advise me ...
Pl do the following strictly. 1. No alcohol 2. No smoking 3 diet- a. No ghee / butter, take small quantity of mix of veg oil- mustard, til, ground nut olive oil b. No sugar, no potato, no rice c. Take green leafy vegetables. Fruits like guava, anar, water melon papaya d. Avoid constipation - take syp lactulose 3 spoon at night if required e. Take plenty of water during day and take 2/3 glasses of warm water first thing in the morning even before rinsing your mouth f. No tea /coffee 4. Physical activity- minimum 30 mts brisk walk in the morning 5.6- 8 hrs of sound sleep at night 6. Deep breathing exercise for 10 mts daily 7. Meditation for min 10 mts daily 8. Donot lie down immediately after meals. 9 raise your head while sleeping have patience try above, for medicines contact on private chat. You can contact any time for further guidance good luck.
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How to reduce blood sugar level? I am a diabetic. Taking tablets for past ten year. But still my blood sugar level before food is 90 to 110. But after food it is always above 230.

MBBS, MD - Medicine
General Physician, Delhi
How to reduce blood sugar level? I am a diabetic. Taking tablets for past ten year. But still my blood sugar level be...
You should do some activity immediately after taking food for first 30mins instead of just sitting to improve your insulin sensitivity. Other precautions as follows: 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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Weight gain precedes the onset of diabetes

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Weight gain precedes the onset of diabetes
Weight gain after age 18 years in women and after age 20 years in men also increases the risk of type 2 diabetes.

The Nurses’ Health Study, compared women with stable weight (those who gained or lost <5 kg) after the age of 18 years to women who gained weight. Those who had gained 5–8 kg had a relative risk of diabetes of 1.9; this risk increased to 2.7 for women who gained 8–11 kg.
Similar findings were noted in men in the Health Professionals Study.

Thus, the excess risk for diabetes with even modest weight gain is substantial.

Weight gain precedes the onset of diabetes. Among Pima Indians (a group with a particularly high incidence of type 2 Diabetes), body weight gradually increased 30 kg (from 60 kg to 90 kg) in the years preceding the diagnosis of diabetes.
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How to control uric acid levels?

MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist,
control high uric acid by avoid few diets i.e. high purine-rich foods, milk products, protein foods, meat, dried beans, dried peas, mushrooms, whey proteins which are used in zym, diuretic medicines. Eat balanced diet , eat banana, take amino acid rich diets, L- glutamine like supplements, whole grain, oats, green veg., low cholesterol foods, plenty of water in day time, Do test Kidney Function Test every 6 months to monitor levels of uric acid. Consult doctor always for medicines. Do not take medicines by self.
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Beat Infertility

Masters in Human Nutrition and Nutraceuticals
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Madurai
Beat Infertility

Infertility is the term usually described to a condition when a “woman” who is unable to conceive even after 6 months of unprotected sex. Its usually a self diagnosable condition which is treated by medical professional. A woman should seek a medical treatment when she is 35 or above by trying more than 6 months of unprotected sex. There are several treatments like “invitro” fertilization that provides good results for the infertile couples.
The main cause may include irregular periods, thyroid problems, diabetes, or hormonal imbalances. 

As a dietitian, I would extend my hands and request you all people reading this to join my hands and lets begin to beat infertility through dietary modifications and lifestyle pattern changes.

 Here are the foods to be avoided while you are trying to conceive.

Red meat since it possess high ammonia, that would interfere in the implantation of uterus. Its high acidic content, reduces the sperm cell count and lead to infertile condition.

Avoid trans fats in baked foods, processed foods, fried foods, in simple avoid eating out. Have a healthy foods prepared in home with less oils. The consumption may decrease your insulin and so makes you diabetic.

Avoid refined sugars instead take honey, jaggery, for sweetness. 

It’s good to avoid non organic chicken that may produce imbalance in your hormones and thus leading to infertility. 

Complete avoidance of alcohol

So, its not about the complete avoidance, you can have it occasionally. So be chill that you wont be pushed to that extreme of total abstinence to these foods. But there are some foods that I would prefer you to consume often or even daily. Here is the list

Beans, the vegetable with full of vitamins and minerals, provides you all healthy beneficiaries, as it aids in the digestion, keeps your body toxic free, so that the sperms that enters have a healthy atmosphere for development. 

Leafy vegetables the essential food in all healthy diet plan, since it contains folate the vitamin, that is required for improving ovulation. 

Pumpkin, specially its seeds, for the iron it provides.

Take complex carbs like whole wheat, brown rice, etc. As it may protect you from getting diabetes.

Olive oil possessing good amount of monounsaturated oil, helps in lowering the inflammation if there is any.

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What is the best way to control sugar and diabetes?

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist,
Stress can raise your blood sugar. Learn ways to lower your stress. Try deep breathing, gardening, taking a walk, meditating, working on your hobby, or listening to your favorite music. Ask for help if you feel down choose foods that are lower in calories, saturated fat, trans fat, sugar, and salt. Eat foods with more fiber, such as whole grain cereals set a goal to be more active most days of the week. Start slow by taking 10 minute walks, 3 times a day. Twice a week, work to increase your muscle strength.
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I have high uric acid 7.83 Utica acid what can I do to decrease or cure from it. What is the effect of running to high Utica acid? What is also the effect of swimming to high Utica acid.

BHMS
Homeopath,
I have high uric acid 7.83 Utica acid what can I do to decrease or cure from it.
What is the effect of running to hig...
Dear Lybrate User, Protein is one of the most vital nutritional substances which are required for human body. Almost every high protein diet contains purine. This purine produces uric acid on oxidation. Excess uric acid is accumulated at the joints of human beings as urate salts. This accumulation of urate salts lead to pain & swelling of those affected joints & this condition is clinically known as gout. You should avoid high protein rich diet like mutton, chicken, beef, eggs, sea fish, spinach, garden pea, tomato, lentils etc. Also you need to take Homoeopathic Mother Tincture URTICA URENS Q, 30 drops, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water. This medicine will help to dissolve the accumulated excess urate salts from the joints.
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I am 25 year old female my sugar level is 168.80 mg in empty stomach after meal 242.84. I want to know in this case that is it mandatory to take insulin injection.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am 25 year old female my sugar level is 168.80 mg in empty stomach after meal 242.84. I want to know in this case t...
lybrate-user, Insulin is essential in T1 diabetes as there is no other drug that works in that condition. If you have T2 diabetes then unless diabetes is very severe with blood glucose levels over 300 to 400 mg/100 ml, there may be no need to start with Insulin. There are enough good drugs available which give excellent glucose control. Thanks.
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My mother is Diabetes and BP patient, for the past 4 days her legs are swollen in condition.

M.B.B.S. , PG Diploma In Clinical Cardiology
Cardiologist, Delhi
My mother is Diabetes and BP patient, for the past 4 days her legs are swollen in condition.
Hi This condition is called congestive cardiac failure As because of diabetes age and other ailments the heart gets week it cannot pump blood in forward direction and blood regurgitates back and causes swellling in leg She would be given diuretics And some tablets to strengthen the heart Treatment should be started immidiately Medicines can be written in private consults only according to site rules Thanks Take swelling seriously and start meds.
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