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Dr. T P Karkandu

Endocrinologist, Chennai

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Dr. T P Karkandu is a popular Endocrinologist in Medavakkam, Chennai. He is currently associated with K M Hospital in Medavakkam, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. T P Karkandu on Lybrate.com.

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I am a diabetic since last 2 years. I am too fat. I tried ayurvedic medication but nothing worked. Prescribe some medicine for normal daily life.

MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
You are not clear in your question whether you want help for diabetes or obesity. For diabetes, you may get your fasting blood glucose and hba1c checked and consult a physician nearby. There are many anti-diabetic medications available in the market and choice of drug varies from person to person. For obesity, yo need to make lifestyle changes first. Quit alchohol and smoking, eat lots of fibers, avoid eating fatty food, exercise daily. If you are morbidly obese, you may also go for bariatric suregry to help reduce weight. Visit your nearest bariatric surgeon for more details of the procedure.
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Hey doctors I am suffering from diabeties and I usually walk in the morning and work out daily how can I reduce it. And I also eat fresh vegetables daily.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Hey doctors I am suffering from diabeties  and I usually walk in the morning and work out daily how can I reduce it. ...
Hi, Please follow these tips: - Avoid all whites like rice, sugar, maida,etc. - Eat in small quantities 4-5 servings per day. - Walk daily for 1 hour. - Avoid intake of oil fried food and sweets. - Take medicines prescribed by the doctor regularly. - Visit your doctor regularly for follow up check-ups. - Get your sugar levels checked once in a month and try to keep it under control. - Get rid of mental tensions and worries. - Be active always and avoid sedentary life style. - Perform yoga and meditation to keep your mind calm. - Consume lot of fiber in your diet which lowers your cholesterol levels .
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C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
What Is The Healthiest Way To Treat Hypoglycemia?

Blood sugar refers to the glucose present in our blood. This glucose is formed from the food we eat. It is carried through our bloodstream to different parts of the body mainly to provide energy. Measuring blood glucose is an essential measure of our health.
Hypoglycemia refers to low blood sugar. This is a condition when blood sugar concentrations fall below normal. Without enough glucose, our body will not be able to perform its normal functions. It can be a concern for people with diabetes taking certain blood sugar-lowering medications, but it can also affect people who don?t have diabetes.
An episode of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) comes on very suddenly and you must be aware of how to tackle it effectively.
Causes of Hypoglycemia
Hypoglycemia is usually seen as a side effect of Diabetes treatment. Some common causes of Hypoglycemia include:
Overmedication with insulin or Anti diabetic pills
Drinking too much of alcohol
Missed meals. Hypoglycemia may occur in people with cancer who are on chemotherapy, which often causes loss of appetite
Genetic defects in the regulation of Insulin release
Liver failure ? ability of liver to generate new glucose gets impaired
Pituitary and adrenal gland disorders affect the production of glucose
Symptoms of Hypoglycemia
Hypoglycemia means that there is not enough glucose reaching our brain. With drop in blood sugar our brain gets impacted immediately and we start feeling weak and fatigued. There is also a blurred/ impaired vision. Sometimes you tend to feel extremely hungry as well.
Other symptoms may also include-
Rapid or irregular heartbeat
Shaking
Sweating
Paleness, cold/clammy skin
Nausea
What to do when you feel hypoglycemic ?
If your blood glucose is less than 70 mg/dL, immediate action must be taken to increase the blood sugar level. In such a condition the healthiest thing to do is get your glucose levels up, immediately.
Get some carbohydrates into your body immediately ? snack on something sweet, maybe glucose tablets
Drinking fruit juices or simple plain water with added sugar also helps.
Check the levels again after 15 minutes and eat some other carb rich snack in case it is still low. Once you?re above 70, follow up with a protein snack to help stabilize your blood sugar.
Untreated mild to moderate hypoglycemia can lead to severe hypoglycemia and unconsciousness. Such a situation requires the intervention of a special and cannot be self treated.
How to prevent hypoglycemia?
Regularly checking your blood sugar level can help you keep it in your target range
Keeping quick fix foods around you whether in office or in the dashboard of your car is a good practice.
People with Hypoglycemia must check their blood glucose level frequently especially during long journey trips. If the person is driving, there could be trouble concentrating or seeing clearly.
Be aware of what causes the sugar levels to drop, when is it that it usually drops ? maintaining a record of these things will better prepare you to handle situations.
It?s critical to eat small snacks every 2-3 three hours. This helps prevent your blood glucose from falling too low.
Maintain a healthy body weight by consuming a healthy diet and engaging in adequate exercise.
Are you diabetic? Do you monitor your blood sugar levels?
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I am a patient of sugar so I never getting my sagar level liw it is remains always high any suggestions?

Practical Course in Diabetology, POST GRADUATE COURSE IN DIABETOLOGY, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Srinagar
I am a patient of sugar so I never getting my sagar level liw it is remains always high any suggestions?
Avoid sugar, fruit juices, junk food and fried food. Exercise regularly and take medicine prescribed by your doctor.
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Can I take K-CIT (potassium citrate and citric acid oral solution usp) and Norflox-400 at same time? If I take will it creates any problem?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Can I take K-CIT (potassium citrate and citric acid oral solution usp) and Norflox-400 at same time?
If I take will i...
Mr. Lybrate-user, it is possible that if potassium citrate is taken it may affect fluoroquinolnes action. But most often in urinary tract infections both these drugs are given together. There is no harm.
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How we will conform if we have diabetes. Passing urine much more times is a reason I think soo I is correct or not.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
How we will conform if we have diabetes. Passing urine much more times is a reason I think soo I is correct or not.
to confirm get fasting/pp blood sugar done and Hba1c done...it requires treatment as soon as possible
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Sir. My wife was 27 yr old and she is suffering from thyroid, pain in whole of the body & obesity so kindly consult what I do for her.

Diploma - Diploma - OLO - Rhino-Laryngology
Acupuncturist, Indore
There is no cure for hypothyrodism in any pathy only thyronorm tab for entire life will be choice with lots of side effect one n only acupressure can heal you permanently n can save you from harmful use of drugs I teach acupressure online also just consult Dr. Vasundhara
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From about one month my both legs heels paining and increase day after day. At the morning pain of heels are increase what's problem I don't know please tell me reason. I was cheek my sugar (glucose) for that reason therefore I shock because before meal 126 and after meal 169. From that conclusion am I diabetic person and that why heel pain please help me.

MD - Alternate Medicine, PGDIP.IN GERIATRIC CARE, Post Graduate Diploma in Holistic Healthcare
Ayurveda, Balasore
From about one month my both legs heels paining and increase day after day. At the morning pain of heels are increase...
Hi, you are suffering from diabetes type-2. Try to contrl it with balanced diet sugar free. Diabetic neuropathy causes pain and burning sensation. In rise of sugar level muscular atrophy seen causing neuralgia/pain. So it will be solved by youself with utmost care. Ok.
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Hi, I am 30 years old, diabetes since 21 years recently contact eye doctor for eye checkup but doctor told cataract is there in my right eye just it is so small no need of surgery what type of diet I should take to keep it constant but my sugar level are under control. please suggest me what should and what should not eat?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Hi, I am 30 years old, diabetes since 21 years recently contact eye doctor for eye checkup but doctor told cataract i...
Hi there is no way one can keep a cataract small or not allow it to grow. Over next few weeks to months it will develop and then it has to be operated. Restricted diet helps in controlling blood sugar. When blood sugar is control fasting should be closer to 100 mg and pp 150 to 160 mg and hba1c%, 7 if this is achieved, then that is good. Basically avoid sweets, deep fried food, junk foods, pastries and sweetened aerated drinks. Consume more of green leafy vegetables, salads, permitted fruits (100 g a day). Use whole grain products and whole grain flour for roti and chapati. Diet should provide exact calories based on your weight, extent of daily exercise and blood sugar levels. With regards.
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I am suffering from diabetes what precautions should I take to over come from it? Please reply fast.

MBBS
General Physician, Ahmedabad
I am suffering from diabetes what precautions should I take to over come from it? Please reply fast.
Dear , let me know your fbs, ppbs and hba1c level. Your height, weight, life style and habit of smoking or tobacco chewing also important to know. Follow strict diet plan like less carb, less fat, high fibers. Avoid fast, junk and fried and packed foods. Also avoid cold drink and juices. Go for regular exercise suitable for you. Regular check up and regular treatment are compulsory. Remain stress free and be happy.
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I am 28 years old married women and working. I have hypothyroid problem want to plan a baby now. Do you think I will face some problem conceiving?

M.B.B.S., F.I.C.A. (USA), P.G.D.I.H, F.C.G.P., D.C.A.H
Psychiatrist, Vadodara
I am 28 years old married women and working. I have hypothyroid problem want to plan a baby now. Do you think I will ...
No way go ahead, only control of hypothyroid and understanding about sexuality and child birth is necessary, to avoid difficulties.
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I did my thyroid test and report says T3 is 111 T4 is 6.7 TSH is 6.8 is it oks and normal.

BHMS
Homeopath,
Your Tsh level is slightly higher than normal value. It's early stage of hypothyroidism. Don't worry if you can continue with proper homeopathic treatment you will be cure. Soo you can contact me through Lybrate for further quaries and treatment purpose.
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I am 38 years old female, and I am having pain in my calf and thigh and feeling tired, I am gaining weight as well, is it because of thyroid or some other disease.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 38 years old female, and I am having pain in my calf and thigh and feeling tired, I am gaining weight as well, i...
weight gaining may be due to thyroid...pl. test..thyroid. for pain u can take tab. voveran 100mg sos after meal.
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I am 30 year man. I have constant count of uric acid. How to control uric acid which foods contain more uric acid.

MBBS, MD
General Physician, Bangalore
I am 30 year man. I have constant count of uric acid. How to control uric acid which foods contain more uric acid.
Some people are genetically made who prduce more uric acid. Any thing than increase muscle breakdown increases uric acid. It can be endogenous that is increase breakdown of muscle due to disease or heavy exercise. Or exogenous due to heavy nonvegetarian meal. Or due to taking of food vegetarian dietcontaining high uric acid levels like palak, tomatoes, turnips etc.
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Which food to be taken for control of diabetic persons? And which do not take. Please answer to me.

MBBS, MD - Medicine
General Physician, Delhi
Which food to be taken for control of diabetic persons? And which do not take. Please answer to me.
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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From last 6-7 year I am suffering from high bp. Diabetic and having thyroid as well. For that I am taking one tablet of ziblok 50 for bp, glimy-1 for sugar and thyroxin50 for thioride, by using this my health is under controll, I want substitute for above in ayurveda. From last three month I have not taken zeblok 50 but my bp is controlled, I am now taking dibicon in place of glimy-1 but iot doesn't work and my sugar level raised to 120-200 kindly advice.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
From last 6-7 year I am suffering from high bp. Diabetic and having thyroid as well. For that I am taking one tablet ...
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 consult doctor on time.
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I have fasting sugar of 84. Is is normal? what is the normal blood sugar level in our body before and after eating?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I have fasting sugar of 84. Is is normal? what is the normal blood sugar  level in our body before and after eating?
Normal blood sugar levels are - fasting 70 to 110 mg per 100 ml of blood, after food (2 h after) <140mg per100 ml. In normal persons inspite of heavy meal or with extra sweets too blood sugardoes not go above the limit because of presence of insulin in adequate quantity.
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Sir how I control my sugar level. Please tell me solution some home tips. Present time my sugar level is normal but some time this is some high my age is 30 years old. So please tell me about some tips. Thanks.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
Sir how I control my sugar level. Please tell me solution some home tips. Present time my sugar level is normal but s...
dear, tips to control blood sugar levels are : 1-Losing Extra Weight:-helps lowering blood pressure and 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 :-improves metabolic activity and helps in reducing weight. 3- Split your meals and eating in moderate amount:-, improves your metabolic rate as the food u take is not concentrated at one time. 4- No long Gaps and skipping of meals:-. Never miss out breakfast. 5- No overeating:-Never eat in a bulk on one time .Eat your food slowly, chew well. 6- Proper Exercise and work outs:- 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.
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I am 22 years. I tested my thyroid my TSH level is 4.47. Is it high? How can I reduce it?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I am 22 years. I tested my thyroid my TSH level is 4.47. Is it high?
How can I reduce it?
Hello, tk, homoeo medicine: @ thyroidinum 30-6 pills, thrice a day. Tk plenty of water to eliminate toxins and to regulate your metabolism to ease your problem. Go for meditation to reduce your stress, to nourish endocrine glands. Your diet b easily digestible on time. Avoid, caffien, alcohol, junkfood, dust, ensure, sound sleep for 7/8 hrs in d night.
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