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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 Should You Know About Intrauterine Devices?

DNB, DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Faridabad
What Should You Know About Intrauterine Devices?

Intrauterine devices or IUD are T shaped contraceptive devices. These contain levonorgestrel or copper and are inserted into the uterus. IUDs are considered to be one of the most effective birth control measures and also they are reversible (meaning it can be removed whenever a need arises). The copper IUd has a failure rate of 0.8%, while the levonorgestrel IUD has only had 0.2% failures till now. As per a report in 2007, IUDs are used by more than 180 million users all over the world.

What you should know about Intrauterine devices:

  1. Types of IUDs: There are 2 types of IUDs Copper and Hormone: Copper IUD is considered to be the conventional form of the contraceptive. It is T shaped with strings and is inserted into the uterus by a doctor. It can remain in the body for three to five years. Minera is a known brand of the hormone IUD. It contains low dose of hormone progestin and releases the same when inserted in the uterus. This is also T shaped and has strings. This can be left for three years.
  2. Pelvic infections are not caused by IUDs: There is a belief that IUDs cause pelvic infection but this is not true. The strings of the new IUDs are very thin and they do not cause any pelvic infection even if a person is suffering from a sexually transmitted infection (STI). Though there might be a slight risk of infection when the IUD is inserted and in the first 20 days, but that also dissolves soon.
  3. IUD can be used at any age: Earlier IUDs were not recommended for women who had never got pregnant. However, now anyone can use these irrespective of being pregnant or not. It is very safe for all age groups from teenagers to women involved in active sex to women post menopause.
  4. IUD is as effective as getting a tubal ligation: It is believed that Minera is 99.4% effective while sterilization (tubal ligation) is 99% effective in preventing a pregnancy. Ligation is considered to be a permanent birth control solution, while IUDs can be reversed.
  5. IUDs do not cause infertilityIt was believed that a STI would creep into the pelvis through the string of the IUD and cause infertility but this is not so. Though a STI can cause infertility but the IUD has no role in the same and does not contribute or worsen the infection.
  6. Hormonal IUD have less side effects than birth control pillsBreast tenderness, acne, and bleeding for a short time may persist for the initial 3-4 months in case of hormonal IUDs. The copper IUD lead to cramping and heavy flow during menstruation. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a gynaecologist and ask a free question.
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I have thyroid problem my TSH level is 10.08 what precuations will I take in my food.

MD, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Pune
Hello, we have self made specialised medicine prepared for complete management of thyroid. It includes correction of weight, stopping hair fall and alleviating other symptoms such as weakness, lethargy, increased sleep, etc. This is how this treatment minimizes dependence on artificial hormones and stimulates thyroid gland to produce it's own natural hormone. At the same time, this treatment increases metabolic rate thereby helping maintain good weight over long term. For details feel free to contact us at 9270777731 Regards Dr.Omkar Balkrishna Shahapurkar
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I am diabetic for 10 years. Past 4 months severe left shoulder& hand pain. Hand s not going back not able to do any work with left hand.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
General Physician, Delhi
Dear, is the pain always there? Does it increase of decrease with activity. Do you have palpitations or sweating or dizziness with the pain. Can you raise your hand above the shoulder? we will be able help you much better if you can give us the above details.
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I am a diabetic patient from last 7 years. I take insulin. It good for me or not?

Diploma - Diploma - OLO - Rhino-Laryngology
Acupuncturist, Indore
Inspite of depending on medicine for life u should learn acupressure to treat diabetes permanently u can use dalchin in warm water for relief dont use fatty foods oi, n sweets n much salt Dr vasundhara
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What are the causes of diabetes and what the methods of protection from this and diets. What to do? Please help me.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
What are the causes of diabetes and what the methods of protection from this and diets. What to do? Please help me.
Whenever beta cells of pancreas is destroyed we can get diabetes and we need to exercise regularly and avoid junk food.
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I am a 27 year old lady. I have hypothyroid and pcos since 2010. I am taking a 50mg tablet for thyriod along ith a 5 mg folic acid tablet daily since 2010 and my thyroid remains in the range of 3.5 to 4.5 in the tsh test. Now I have been married since the past 2.5 years and I wish to get preagnant. What precautions or treatment should I do to ensure a safe preagnancy? will pcos hinder my getting preagnant? is there any teratment for pcos?

CCMTD, CCEBDM, C.Diabetology, American Diabetes Association, DOMS, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
pcos may affect your chances of getting pregnant. However if it is well under control than you can have normal pregnancy. Make sure that your thyroid levels are under control. all the best
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I am suffering with Diabetics which got it form Pregnancy and not cured still.please help

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
Endocrinologist, Delhi
I am suffering with Diabetics which got it form Pregnancy and not cured still.please help
Dear lybrate user, first of all I would like to correct you when you say that you got diabetes from pregnancy. It is not like that you got diabetes from pregnancy but your diabetes got manifested or reflected when you were pregnant. This is known as gestational diabetes. Some of the patients of gestational diabetes revert back to normal straight after pregnancy is over but some of the patients they remain as diabetics. Diabetes cannot be cured it can only be treated. You should understand that you should treat yourself like any other diabetic patient-take care of your diet exercise and medicines and that is the only thing that is going to help you. Pregnancy is essentially state of stress in human body. Just like other bodily stresses in pregnancy also diabetes surfaces in our body if we have got a predisposition to it. Hope my answer helps you.
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How control diabetes by medicine or food and which type of pathological test for it?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
How control diabetes by medicine or food and which type of pathological test for it?
Mr. Lybrate-user, test to know is check blood sugar levels (fasting and after food) and hba1c%. These will tell the severity of the disease. Once diabetes is diagnosed then treatment with appropriate drugs is a must. The drugs could be oral anti diabetic or insulin injection depending on the severity and the need. Along with drugs, diet control and exercise are equally important. Diet should be based on ideal body weight, sugar levels, extent of daily physical exercise. Plus one should avoid sweets, sugar, deep fried foods, junk foods, pastries, sweetened aerated drinks, fructose corn syrup containing products, highly processed foods. Plus refrain from alcohol and smoking. In very young usually t1 diabetes is seen which needs insulin injections, no other drug works in that condition.
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A I am 24 year old female, I have irregular periods from 2 years, am taking treatment also if I drop treatment 3 mnth am getting regular periods after tat am not getting wt I do. No thyroid problem,

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
A I am 24 year old female, I have irregular periods from 2 years, am taking treatment also if I drop treatment 3 mnth...
Your problem can be due to anaemia or hormonal imbalance due to stress. I will advice you below given homoeopathic medicinesfor 5-6 months nd surely you will be normal--------------- pulsatilla nig 30 (dr reckeweg) drink 5 drops in 1spoon fresh water daily night----- agnus castus pentarkan (wilmar schwabe india) chew 2 tab 3 times daily-------------------- mensoaid syrup (bakson) drink 2 sspoons in evening.------------- ferrum sip (sbl) drink 1 spoon twice daily------------ things to do------------------ 1. Daily intake of atleat 2 fruit from apple, banaba, pomegranate, papaya, grapes,--------- 2.2 glass milk daily------------- 3. Lots of water daily------------ 4. Have a sound sleep------------ 5. Start taking a good iron supplement-------------------------
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I am 39 Yrs old, diabetes since 5 Yrs. Using medicines. Pls suggest the new therapy for injunction of permanent cure for it./ Latest technology for insertion of pills/ hormones in body for permanent cure.

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I am 39 Yrs old, diabetes since 5 Yrs. Using medicines. Pls suggest the new therapy for injunction of permanent cure ...
wait for some time, continue with the medicine you are taking, person taking insulin get sumlin insersion. consult doctor. thanks
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I am 52 years old man I have diabetes last 11 years now I am getting week day by day can you please advise how I can get eager back and also I have shoulder freeze my let leg is laming.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Please mention your recent bsl reports and ongoing treatment and revert back to me for further assistance.
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HelloTeam - I just got diagnosed Pre -diabetic, Will acupuncture therapy can help? I just consulted ayurveda Doctor, he suggested body cleansing initially and go for further treatment. I need a cheap and genuine programme to come out from my Diabetes issue.

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
HelloTeam - I just got diagnosed Pre -diabetic, Will acupuncture therapy can help?
I just consulted ayurveda Doctor, ...
1. If you are prediabetic there is no need to go to any doctor. 2. Reduce your weight by 5 KGS. 3. Change your food habits. 4. You can control and bring down your sugar levels by change in diet.>> Avoid 3 big meals. Instead take small mini meals every 2/3 hours. Take veg salad with every minimeal..>> Eat whole grain food/grains like ragi, wholewheat, jowar instead of refined grains like maida/ sooji/ white bread etc.>> Avoid all forms of simple sugars like Colas, juices, sweets, cakes, biscuits, pizzas, noodles etc..>> Eat fruits  with low/medium GI index like apple, guava, mosambi, orange.  .>> Do at least 30-45 mins of exercise everyday. Walk for 10 mins after every meal..>> These steps can help reduce sugar levels.
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Hi doc I am 28 years old now suffering from type 2 diabetes since 2010 I am constantly gain weight as I take insulin shots I really want to loose weight as I get easily depressed take stress and feel more negative please do advice me as I don' t know what diet would suit me because once I start good diet I don't see any good results so please advice.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
You are too young to have type 2 diabetes. And insulin injection can be replaced by exanetide partially. Which will help you loose weight. Please consult for proper management. Dr surbhi agrawal consultant physician and diabetologist
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My uric acid is 6.6 according to the report. I am taking care of my food after that. Should I go for medicine. Because it has started pain in my foot.

M.D.(AM), B.A.M.S.(PB)
General Physician,
My uric acid is 6.6 according to the report. I am taking care of my food after that. Should I go for medicine. Becaus...
Just relax. Start daily walk first of all, stop proteins like egg, soyabeen, cereals, cheese, take more water, take phaari lehsun (garlic), then inform me, we will decide further course of action. Good day.
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I am suffering from hypothyroidism. I want to know how can I be permanently cure from this disease.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
I am suffering from hypothyroidism. I want to know how can I be permanently cure from this disease.
With the exception of certain conditions, the treatment of hypothyroidism requires life-long therapy.
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I am unmarried 28 years old with persistent family interest of HTN/Stroke/CKD/parkinson/Heart ailments. I am hypertensive for four years. I take Prolomet Am 50. Will it affect my family life as I am very hesitant to get married fearing post marriage issues? My FF/PP is 90/135 mg/dl.

CCEBDM, PG Diploma In Clinical cardiology, MBBS
General Physician, Ghaziabad
any illness or sickness affects the life and family life of the person , but that should not be a big factor in leading a happy . enjoyable individual and family life . u have to take care of ur health after marriage and if the partner is co-operative , both of u can control ur ailment and lead a good quality life .
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Top 5 Things All Diabetics Must Do

CCMTD, CCEBDM, C.Diabetology, American Diabetes Association, DOMS, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
Top 5 Things All Diabetics Must Do
Top 5 things all diabetics must do

As you are aware, diabetes is an increasingly common problem not only in adults but with children and young people too. Preventing or delaying diabetes is possible with a few lifestyle changes. And for those who have been diagnosed with type-2 diabetes, changes in lifestyle can prove beneficial to keep it under control. This is important and should not be taken lightly as diabetes can lead to other serious health complications. There are few simple things which if done regularly can keep you safe and absolutely fine.

5 ways to combat diabetes.

1) exercise - do minimum 45 to 30 minutes of exercise like brisk walking (for people with heart ailments make sure that you have done stress test/tmt). Keep yourself physically active all the time this will help you in losing weight, controlling blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol. It will also improve insulin sensitivity in your body.
2) high fiber diet - include high fiber foods like fruits, vegetables, leafy vegetables, beans, nuts, seeds, and whole grains, cinnamon, green tea in your diet. This will improve your blood sugar level and also reduce your risk of developing diabetes and helps you to lose weight. Do not get into fad diets and tv commercials as they are often misleading.
3) reduce stress - tension and worry releases certain chemicals (stress hormones) which can increase your blood sugar level. Try relaxation therapy like meditation, yoga, music and soundful sleep.
4) restrict intake of alcohol - alcohol increases body weight, triglyceride (cholesterol) level and blood pressure. They may make you unaware of symptoms of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar which may be dangerous). They are empty calorie with no nutritional value. Permissible limit is 2 drinks (60ml) a day for men and 1 drink (60ml) for women, it is also not advisable to smoke.
5) regular check-ups - make sure that you regularly check your blood sugar levels and modify treatment from your diabetologist doctor (if required.) your body and your friend/ relative / colleague's body are different, so is your need of medicine for diabetes as well. What works best for them may not be right for you. So it is my sincere request is to avoid any self medication as it can be dangerous. Regularly undergo screening for early detection of diabetes complications like eye, nerve, heart, foot, kidney.

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Dear Sir my sisters is suffer from thyroid. TSH is 6.1. Weight is gain. I live in haryana. Pls give Me good medicine or advice. I shall b thank for it.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Mr. lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. TSH 6.1 mU/L is a subclinical hypothyroidism. Usually no treatment is advocated. Please also get anti TPO antibodies done, to see if there is Hashimoto's Thyroiditis leading to hypothyroidism. Then please come back with results. Thanks.
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I am having sugar and I want to know that sugar can be controlled by ayurveda or allopathy medicines and which one of them would be more health conscious Please reply me soon thank you.

Visiting Consultant - Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Hospital, Saroj Super Speciality Hospital, D.N.B. PEDIATRICS, MD - Paediatrics, MBBS, Bhagwati Hospital, Rainbow Hospital- Panipat
Pediatrician, Delhi
I am having sugar and I want to know that sugar can be controlled by ayurveda or allopathy medicines and which one of...
Hi I recommend you to take allopathic medicine. Blood sugar can be easily monitored and medicine modified accordingly. Take care.
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