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Dr. Thara Chandrika

MBBS, Post Graduate Diploma in Diabetology (PGDD)

Endocrinologist, Gurugram

38 Years Experience  ·  150 at clinic
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Dr. Thara Chandrika MBBS, Post Graduate Diploma in Diabetology (PGDD) Endocrinologist, Gurugram
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MBBS - STANLEY MEDICAL COLLEGE AND HOSPITAL, CHENNAI. - 1980
Post Graduate Diploma in Diabetology (PGDD) - Madras Medical College, Chennai - 1984
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Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS)

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Sir/Madam, my mother's legs get swollen frequently. I don't know why? When she eats something like curd then it swells. On approaching doctors they said it is thyroid but on taking medicines also it is not cured. What to do?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Sir/Madam, my mother's legs get swollen frequently. I don't know why? When she eats something like curd then it swell...
Is your mother suffering from hypothyroidism and is she taking regular medicines for the same-------------please undergo following blood tests empty stomach and discuss the reports with me---------------cbc, esr, crp (quantative, rft, lipid profile, thyroid profile, vitamin-d----
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Hi i am 22, I checked my sugar level yesterday it was 466 as I was having diabetes from the age of 19 but I never gave interest or proper care to my diabetes I ignored it because I am under a lot of pressure and stress due to family issue now my diabetes is 466. What medicine should I take to decrease my sugar level and can I remove my diabetes naturally from my body is it possible or I have to leave with this diabetes for my entire life. Should I take temporary insulin to drop my sugar level? What should I do if I don't take medicine can I know how much I will live how much time I have left to die. So that I can enjoy my rest of my life by forgetting my family which is giving be this much stress that I got diabetes and live it as I wanted it to live.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Cetificate Course In Thyroid Disorders Management (CCMTD)
Endocrinologist, Dharwad
Hi i am 22, I checked my sugar level yesterday it was 466 as I was having diabetes from the age of 19 but I never gav...
Mr. lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. I have gone through the details given, which show you have a serious problem of uncontrolled diabetes. Since it has been there from 19th year, it is possibly Type 1 diabetes. WHich can only be treated by Insulin injections. No other drugs are useful. To confirm whether it is Type 1 or not, certain investigations like C- peptide level and GAD antibodies have to be done. If proper treatment is taken with appropriate drugs (in case of Type 1 - Insulin Injections), plus care is taken to control weight, take restricted diet and do regular exercise, one can live an absolutely normal life. But a modified lifestyle has to be adapted. Therefore, it is essential for you to initiate proper treatment, either with the help of local diabetologist or here online. If you are looking for online help please come in a private conversation with following details: Fasting, PP glucose levels, HbA1c%, plus details of above mentioned investigations, present dietary pattern, extent of daily exercise, lipid profile and BP readings. Then I will be bale to give specific guidance and even prescribe necessary drugs, plus help monitoring. Otherwise please get in touch with a local doctor and initiate the treatment. Delaying is dangerous. I hope you understand. You are too young to be so stressed and disappointed. Life is very important. Take care. If you have any doubts please do come back. Thanks.
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My mother is high sugar diabetic. She is 47 year old. She consistly have high blood sugar despite she takes insulin twice a day of 20 ml. This could create danger to her various vital organ. Ps tell how can I regulate her blood sugar.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Cetificate Course In Thyroid Disorders Management (CCMTD)
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My mother is high sugar diabetic. She is 47 year old. She consistly have high blood sugar despite she takes insulin t...
lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. To control blood glucose effectively apart from medication (Insulin) patient also has to follow a strict diet control. Avoid sweets, deep fried foods, junk foods, pastries, bakery items and food made from maida. Plus match her intake based on ideal body weight, extent of daily exercise and blood glucose levels. Daily exercise of over 1 hour is a must. Unless all these aspects are properly taken care, there is no way of maintaining blood glucose levels in control. Only Insulin will not help. Since there is no mention of her diet and extent of daily exercise, so really no idea whether these aspects are taken care at all. Looking at her weight and height it is clear that she is overweight with a BMI of 27.82 kgs/M2, her ideal body weight should be 57 kgs, hence she has an excess of 12 kgs, which does hinder glucose control. Thanks.
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Hello I am 26 yrs old man for last five years I am unable to control my blood sugar. What are remedies I want to follow?

BHMS
Homeopath, Secunderabad
Nothing to worry, we have best medicines in homoeopathy to reduce sugar levels and improves pancrease function. Which medicines are you taking now? tell me your recent fbs and plbs levels.
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One year back my doctor advice me check thyroid, I check my thyroid profile then my tsh is 6.1 its border line after few months again I check that its remains same level then I Start thyronorm 25 MCG. Few months later again I check it my tsh is controlled 2.5. Then I stop that tablets my tsh raises to 10.7 again I start that same dose but my tsh again increases to 12.9 why its raises. And I used aldactone and isotretinoin tablets for skin and hormonal problems. Is any relation that tablets. Why tsh is frequently increased please tell me. Thanks.

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
One year back my doctor advice me check thyroid, I check my thyroid profile then my tsh is 6.1 its border line after ...
Thyroid hormones are considered master hormones responsible for multiple functions in our body and hence its imbalance can cause symptoms right from indigestion, constipation, weight gain, hairfall, abnormal hair growth, period problems, pcod, mood disorders and much more. Now the thyroid gland whih secretes the thyroid hormones (t3/t4) are controlled by the brain via a hormone called tsh (thyroid stimulating hormone). So just like a misbehaving child is going to be controlled by a parent/teacher, the tsh increases or decreases based on changes in t3/t4 levels. So an increased tsh level indicates that the brain or the higher managment is working overtime to keep the thyroid hormones in check. In your case, the thyroid gland function is decreasing progressively as time progresses and hence the efforts put by the tsh has to increase to compensate and balance the situation. Also the skin problems you said to be facing are most likely related to the thyroid dysfunction. So if your thyroid function is brought back to a healthy state i. E. Where it functions at nml levels on its own and doesn't need external help, all the symptoms will be relieved automatically. Here's what you can do. Find out what situations led you into thyroid dysfunction. Maintain a healthy diet and physical activity routine to avoid further health problems. Continue the prescribed meds until your thyroid function revives, as is possible with homeopathy. Avoid stressed - worry, anxious, angry, improper diet and inadequate rest. Happy to help!
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My wife is suffering from diabetes since 2000. She is taking insulin (25 units in morning & 20 units in night) + one tablet Glimiprex MF 1/500 mg + 1 tablet Supradyn in night. Her glucose levels are still not in control. What to do?

PGDD, RD, Bachelor of Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
My wife is suffering from diabetes since 2000. She is taking insulin (25 units in morning & 20 units in night) + one ...
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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Hi, I am 35 years old male and married, I have diagnosed has Diabetic 2 years back, from that I am suffering from chest pain and stomach problem, I do regular walk and diet, still my blood sugar is uncontrolled. Please suggest the treatment.

Doctor of Naturopathy & Natural Medicines, DM - Clinical Haematology, Certified Diabetic Educator, Diploma in Nutrition & Health Education (DNHE), Certificate in food Nutrition (CFN), Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Arts (Physical Education)
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Agra
Hi, I am 35 years old male and married, I have diagnosed has Diabetic 2 years back, from that I am suffering from che...
To control your diabetes the first thing is your willpower you have to fight against it and if you will be serious in it you will definitely win now what you have to do you have to take half tablespoon fenugreek seeds and put it in 75 ml water at night before sleeping now in morning after being fresh drink this water and chew down the fenugreek seeds empty stomach do this regularly for 3 months without fail, if you are not regular then you will not get any benefit for example you consume this for 60 days and then forget to take for 2 days then your improvement will come to zero. Avoid sugar in any form because sugar is polysaccharide and you must b aware polysaccharide sugar is harmful for health you have to eat monosaccharides sugar in the form of glucose sucrose and fructose and that is easily available in natural fresh juices nd fruits and desi jaggery desi mishri nd khand. Continue your habit of walking you should target at least 90 minutes walk everyday.
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Infertility - How Ayurveda Can Give You Hope?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Chhindwara
Infertility - How Ayurveda Can Give You Hope?

There is nothing more stressful to a patient and a caring gynaecologist than to face repeated IVF failure or recurrent pregnancy loss following IVF. So to advice couples who have failed one or more attempts, to keep on trying over and over and over; is not an easy job. Here, one can find solution in Ayurvedic treatment. Ayurveda, through its medicines, diet & lifestyle modifications and panchakarma raises a new hope after IVF failure. Ayurvedic treatment enhances success rate of Artificial Reproductive Techniques (IUI, IVF, ICSI-ET) or increases chance of natural conception as per cause of infertility.

What is Infertility?

Infertility is Inability to conceive even after one year of unprotected coitus or inability to carry pregnancy till full term. There are many causes of infertility; such as tubal block, PID, Endometriosis, PCOD in women and low sperm count, low sperm motility in men. When there is severe tubal disease, severe egg factors, failed IUI treatments, severe male factors, unexplained infertility, grade III & IV endometriosis; Test tube baby is suggested.

What is test tube baby? IVF (In-Vitro-Fertilization)?

It is a laboratory procedure in which processed sperm are either placed with oocyte (IVF) or injected into oocyte (ICSI) in a petridish to achieve fertilization. The resultant embryos are transferred into woman's uterus for implantation.

What are causes of IVF failure?

  1. To work out on IVF failures, we should focus on causes of failure.
  2. One of the most common causes of IVF failure is Abnormal Embryo. Abnormal embryo can be formed due to abnormal egg (oocyte) or abnormal sperm or if both are abnormal.
  3. Another common cause is Implantation failure. Endometrium preparation and its receptivity are more important for implantation of an embryo. Endometrium should be 6 mm or more in thickness preferably 8-10 mm. To know details about endometrium preparation, Color Doppler should be done. It has also been observed that when pregnancy is achieved in absence of endometrial and sub-endometrial flow on the day of embryo transfer (ET), more than half of pregnancy will finish as spontaneous miscarriage
  4. IVF cycle can be cancelled even before Ovum Pick Up due to Poor Ovarian Response, in which very few or no follicle growth is seen even after fertility injections.
  5. Most neglected but important cause is Pre-treatment STRESS.

HOPE IN AYURVEDA:

According to Ayurveda, four factors are essential for conception; namely seed (oocyte and sperm), soil (reproductive track), season (fertile period) and water (nutrition).
Ayurvedic fertility treatments regularize metabolism of body, purify reproductive organs, maintain hormonal equilibrium, improve endometrium lining & receptivity, increase egg and sperm quality and relieve stress.
Womb preparation treatment of Ayurveda enhances success rate of IUI, IVF, ICSI-ET.

Womb Preparation Treatments:

Ayurvedic medicines
Ayurvedic herbs and medicinal preparations act as natural tonic to male and female reproductive organs. They maintain biological clock of menstruation; hence hormonal imbalance is corrected. They also help in making most potent and healthy sperm & ovum and eventually a healthy pregnancy.

Panchakarma (Detoxification)
Ayurveda can treat infertility by Panchakarma procedures like Basti, Uttarbasti, Vaman, Virechan, Nasya using different Ayurvedic formulations as per cause of infertility & failure of IVF and according to body constitution of patient.

  • Basti acts on vata predominantly. It increases strength of reproductive organs 
  • Uttarbasti is an intrauterine instillation of sterile medicated oil or ghee. It acts on endometrial receptors
  • Vamana and Virechana detox the whole body and improves digestive fire for proper nourishment of reproductive hormones and organs
  • Yoniprakshalana (Irrigation of vulva and vagina with warm decoction) and Pichudharan (Insertion of a sterile tampoon soaked in medicated ghee or oil in posterior fornix of vagina) are also helpful in infertility

According to Ayurveda; A Cheerful mind forms the basis of pregnancy; so relaxing panchakarma procedures like massage, steam, head massage, Shirodhara are done to reduce stress and its impact on infertility treatments.

Diet:
Like other fertility treatments, Ayurvedic treatment does not depend only on medicines. In fact, it ensures that patient follows a strict diet rules as per Ayurveda and avoids spicy and salty food. The proper food can help to provide proper nutrition to reproductive organs.

Lifestyle modification:
Nowadays infertility has become a part of lifestyle diseases. Ayurvedic Doctor can guide you to modify lifestyle according to your body constitution (Dinacharya) and seasonal variations (Rutucharya). It is always better to avoid cigarette smoking, tobacco and alcohol as they reduce fertility. Exercise is an inevitable part of lifestyle. One should learn exercise, yogasana (e.g. Surya Namaskara, Gomukhasan, Sarvangasan, Pavanmuktasan, Ardhamatsyandrasan, Naukasan, Dhanurasan, Shalabhasan etc.) and Pranayam from an experienced teacher.  

Diabetes - Can It Lead to Nerve Damage?

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
General Physician, Delhi
Diabetes - Can It Lead to Nerve Damage?

Patients with diabetes are likely to suffer from nerve damage. This condition is known as diabetic neuropathy. An increase in the blood-sugar level can damage nerve fibres, especially in the legs and feet. Diabetic neuropathy is a common complication for people suffering from diabetes.

Types of neuropathy

  1. Peripheral neuropathy: This is the most frequently occurring form of diabetic neuropathy. It can affect the legs, feet, hands and arms of a person. Some of the common symptoms include numbness in the leg or arm, cramps, reduced reflexes and muscle weakness. This is accompanied by other problems such as joint pain, ulcers, and deformities.
  2. Autonomic neuropathy: This part of the nervous system controls the intestines, heart, stomach, lungs, eyes and sex organs. Diabetes can wreak havoc in these vital organs. Some of the common symptoms include bladder problems, vomiting, nausea, erectile malfunction, fluctuation in body temperature, decreased or increased sweating, and irregular heart rate.
  3. Radiculoplexus neuropathy: This form of neuropathy affects the nerves in areas such as the thighs, legs, buttocks, etc. This condition is mostly witnessed in people suffering from type 2 diabetes. The symptoms are often observed on one side of the body, which includes abdominal swelling, pain in the thigh, hip and buttock, weight loss, difficulty in getting up from a particular position.
  4. Mononeuropathy: This form of neuropathy attacks a particular nerve and is mostly found in older adults. It doesn’t have any long-term implications. Some of the symptoms include paralysis of the face, pain in the chest, difficulty in focusing the eye, and pain in the foot.

Risk factors of diabetic neuropathy

  1. Being overweight: An increase in body weight increases the chances of diabetic neuropathy. A body mass index (BMI) of greater than 24 is considered to be alarming for a patient suffering with diabetes.
  2. Smoking: Smoking narrows the arteries, thereby reducing the flow of blood to the feet and the legs. This increases the chance of diabetic neuropathy.
  3. Kidney disease: Diabetes can cause great damage to the kidneys, which increases the level of toxins in the body. This situation can aggravate to diabetic neuropathy.
  4. Poor control of blood-sugar levels: A poor control of blood-sugar levels is the biggest risk factor of diabetic neuropathy. Keeping the blood-sugar level under control helps the nerves to maintain a healthy condition.

Common complications of diabetic neuropathy

  1. Digestive problems: Nerve damage can lead to diseases such as diarrhoea, bloating, nausea, vomiting and a loss of appetite. It can also result in a disease called gastroparesis; this is a disease which doesn’t let the stomach empty at its usual rate.
  2. Limb loss: Gradual nerve damage can affect the limbs of the body. Diabetic neuropathy slowly damages the soft tissues and the skin, which eventually results in the loss of a limb. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an endocrinologist..
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I am 66 years old and diabetic and on medication for almost last 16-18 years. However it is moderately in control. I am hypertensive also for last about thirty years. I am taking the following medicines. For BP Tazloc trio 80mg. And amufru, and proponolol 40mg. For Prostrate I am Taking Urimax D for last about six years. For Diabetic I am Taking Glucomet forte BD, Zita OD, Pioz 7.50mg+500 od. For Last Five to six years my sex potency has gone down drastically Now it is almost a case of ED and premature ejaculation or no ejaculation at all despite the urge to have sex. Kindly advise can it be related to disease or the side effects of one of the medicines. Please advise treatment for the problem. Thanks

Practical Course In Diabetology, Post Graduate Course In Diabetology, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Jammu
Your sexual problem is because of diabetic neuropathy and irrational combination of antihypertensive drugs.Usually these drugs are not combined n propranolol is contraindicated in diabetes because it disturbs lipid profile and masks symptoms of hypoglycaemia.Consult your treating doctor n get modified your antihypertensive drugs.
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