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Dr. Uma Magesh

Endocrinologist, Chennai

250 at clinic
Dr. Uma Magesh Endocrinologist, Chennai
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Dr. Uma Magesh is a popular Endocrinologist in Valasaravakkam, Chennai. She is currently associated with Sri Hanu Nursing Home in Valasaravakkam, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Uma Magesh on Lybrate.com.

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I think i have pre diabetes. To check my condition periodically should I go for H1BC test only or also fasting blood sugar test? Please advice

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I think i have pre diabetes. To check my condition periodically should I go for H1BC test only or also fasting blood ...
Do blood sugar (fasting&pp) testing 3 monthly and hba1c 6 monthly and consult physician/diabetologist with report for advice and treatment.
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My dads age is 56 years. He has diabetes. He is slowly loosing his weight. His height is 6'1 and his weight is 72. How to prevent this weight loss?

PGDD, RD, Bachelor of Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
My dads age is 56 years. He has diabetes. He is slowly loosing his weight. His height is 6'1 and his weight is 72. Ho...
Hye, Thanks for the query. 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 - The sugar levels will fluctuate depending on what you ate or did not eat, stress levels and activity levels. You have to try and manage a balanced carb intake. Have small frequent meals. Do not fast for long hours. You have to eat 3 main and 3 mid meals. Your diet must include whole grains, seasonal fruits, vegetables, small amounts of nuts and dairy and pulses or dals or lean meats like chicken or fish and egg. Starchy vegetables need to be planned into the diet. 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. Avoid exercise if sugar levels are above 250mg/dl. 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 wanted to know if there is any treatment of diabetes mellitus in naturopathy.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Hi, I wanted to know if there is any treatment of diabetes mellitus in naturopathy.
NO and is dangerous unless you control diabetes well. Diabetes, often referred to by doctors as diabetes mellitus, describes a group of metabolic diseases in which the person has high blood glucose (blood sugar), either because insulin production is inadequate, or because the body's cells do not respond properly to insulin, or both. It is a difficult 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 diabetes, hypertension (high BP) and many long-term illness 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 with all details like your daily eating pattern and medicines you take. I assure you a proper guidance... if you keep in touch personally.
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My mother is a diabetic from past few years, I just want to know that can she drink milk and curd daily or not?

MSc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chandigarh
My mother is a diabetic from past few years, I just want to know that can she drink milk and curd daily or not?
Hello. Include raw veges with all major meals. Limit simple carbs like sugar jeggery honey or any sweetened product. Brisk walking for 30mins or any suitable excercise.
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Sir my age is 25years 6months and when I have done my blood test my sugar level in fasting is 246 and after food is 296 and preferred me to take insulin but sone times it become normal.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Sir my age is 25years 6months and when I have done my blood test my sugar level in fasting is 246 and after food is 2...
Your blood sugar is very high. You have to start medicine at the earliest after consulting physician. Follow the advice given below 1. Do regular aerobic exercise for 1 hour daily (brisk walking, jogging, running, swimming, cycling etc) 2. Reduce weight if overweight 3control diet a) avoid sweets, sugar/honey, 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, carrot, tomato, j legume. D) avoid sweetened fruit like banana, mango, litchi, chickoo, sapota, seethaphal jack fruit, grape etc. Can have fruits like guava, pineapple, papaya, orange, mousambi, strawberry, watermelon, pomegranate, jack fruit, sweet potato, 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 sugar 3 monthly and hba1c six monthly 6. Consult diabetologist for advice and treatment.
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I am a diabetic patio net since last 6 years. My blood sugar is always under control within the prescribed limits. What I have observed is that since last few years I am loosing my weight by 1kg and body is shrinking by 15 mm every year. Pl. Let me know the reason for this and the type of treatment or medicine I am supposed to take. At present my age is 71 years and weight is 65 kgs.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am a diabetic patio net since last 6 years. My blood sugar is always under control within the prescribed limits. Wh...
In a known case of diabetic we need to control sugar levels with medication, aerobic exercise and following a diabetic diet and if your vital parameters are within normal limit than you can eat protein rich food.
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How to maintain diabetes level?

Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist,
How to maintain diabetes level?
1. Diabetic diet 2. Physical acitivity 3. Drugs as prescribed by diabetologist 4. Periodic checkup 5. Diabetic education.
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I have hypothyroid even after taking medicines i am feeling the same sickness. Is there any harmful effects. Please tell me what should i do?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I have hypothyroid even after taking medicines i am feeling the same sickness. Is there any harmful effects. Please t...
IN HYPOTHYROIDISM:--- 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 iron medicines. Avoid bad habits . Avoid stress. Some Relax during work.go walk daily.avoid oily foods,junk foods. Do Tests T3,T4,TSH EVERY 3 TO 6 MONTHS. 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 can help,
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I am 40 years old. Daily bus journey 5 hours. School teacher. Suffering from high sugar with pleural effusion. What shall I do?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
I am 40 years old. Daily bus journey 5 hours. School teacher. Suffering from high sugar with pleural effusion. What s...
Uncontrolled diabetes makes one prone to several infections including tuberculosis which can commonly present as pleural effusion Also view diabetesjain.com Proper clinical examination investigations and treatment required.
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How to control sugar level if fasting sugar is 119.Please suggest

CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
Endocrinologist,
Blood sugar level 119 mg /100 ml suggests you may be prediabetic. If fasting is above 126 mg and after food is above 200 mg then it is considered as diabetes. Between 101 to 125 mg fasting is considered as fasting impaired glucose tolerance. In such situation it is better to have a modified life style meaning doing regular exercises, maintaining bmi (body mass index) closer to 23kg persquare meter. (your present bmi is 22.8 kg/sq m.) to avoid developing diabetes remain active, eat moderately and maintain your as it is now.
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Hi sir, I am 42 year old male diagnosed hypothyroid. What precaution should I take?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Hi sir, I am 42 year old male diagnosed hypothyroid. What precaution should I take?
Take diet for hypothyroidism:- 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 few foods in hypothroidism i.e. caffeine products tea,coffee, tabcco, alcohol / wine , kale, broccoli, spinach, mustard green, cabbage, turnip, millet, cassava, linseeds, pine nuts, soy products as soy milk, tofu, soybeans, soy souce, also avoid stress. Take Some Relax during work. Proper follow up you can feel better and reduce weight also.
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Hi Diabetes patient can go for gym or not.?

JUNIOR RESIDENT OF DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE, m.b.b.s
General Physician,
Yes. Moderate cardio will be preffered. But you have to have a close look on your diabetic profile like fasting glucose and hba1c level. This is only indicated if you are type2 diabetic patient. In case of type 1 or early onset it is discouraged. Diet and medications should be adjusted as per your diabetic profile. Heavy lifting work is always discouraged as it may precipitate hypoglycemic attacks. Visit nearest doctor for screening your profile and diet plan.
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Hello sir, I have disease sugar please tell me prevention method of this disease?

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
Hello sir, I have disease sugar please tell me prevention method of this disease?
Following are the tips to prevent onset/or control diabetes 1-Losing Extra Weight: helps lower your blood pressure and cholesterol too. waist of more than 80 cm in women & 90 cm in man are at risk 2- Constant and regular food timings :improves metabolic activity and helps reducing weight. 3- Split meals and eat in moderate amount 4- No long Gaps and skipping of meals:-Never miss out breakfast. 5- No overeating:-Never eat in a bulk on one time Remember to eat food slowly & chew well. 6- Proper Exercise and work outs: regular brisk walking for 30 min. five times a week is best .Cycling, swimming, dancing can also be done. Do not eat right away after a workout . 7-constant and regular timings for medication 8-Avoid fried foods ,meat,fats and sweets.  9- Take high-fibre and complex carbohydrates:-like oats and include high-fiber carbohydrates like wheat bran, flaxseed and methi seeds to your wheat flour .Add whole grain foods in your diet. Avoid white bread, pasta, pizza , candies, and snacks . 10-Drink enough fluids:-Keep your body well hydrated.  11.Fresh vegetables and fruits: .Include sprouts in the diet as they are easily digestible
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What is diabetics? My big problem pressure is very high. What is night false. My teeth is very weak. My mother effected cancer our advise. My hand injured. My screen is very dry. My eye is dangerous effect ed. Okkk.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
What is diabetics? My big problem pressure is very high. What is night false. My teeth is very weak. My mother effect...
Brush your teeth twice a day, up & down short vertical strokes, with ultra-soft bristles, indicator brush. Floss your teeth inter dentally once a day. Tooth brush to be changed every 2 months. Consume a healthy diet rich in vegetables and lean protein. Reduce your intake of sugary foods and beverages. Gargle your mouth thoroughly after every meal. Drink plenty of fluoridated tap water. Drink not consume alcohol drinks. Don’t smoke. Check your mouth regularly for any unusual sores and lesions. Visit a dentist every six months for cleaning and have regular thorough dental check-ups where your dentist will look at the health of both your teeth and your mouth. Most importantly, do not delay seeking immediate advice from a dentist or medical professional if you notice any unusual symptoms or sores on your lips or in your mouth.
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As per recent blood test report my fasting sugar level is 103 & uric acid is 7.7. Should I take medicine for that? if yes, please suggest medicine & other precautions, if any.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Hello there's no need to take any medicine for these levels. But you have exercise regularly so that you do not go to get diabetes.
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My daughter 9 year old suffering type 1 dm last two year we give her to inj mixtard any other option or any alternate treatment.

Diploma in Diabetology, Pregnancy & Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Prevention in Diabetes ,Thyroid
General Physician, Sri Ganganagar
My daughter 9 year old suffering type 1 dm last two year we give her to inj mixtard any other option or any alternate...
No alternative. Best option is regular insulin 3 times a day and lantus injection in late night. Tight sugar control is must. Any quiry ask me on line.
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I am a 54 yrs male diabetic since 1 year. I take ISRIL M1 TAB ONCE A DAY. My question is that ok to eat 5 neem leaves everyday? I eat this everyday on an empty stomach

MBBS, MD - General Medicine
Endocrinologist, Faridabad
I am a 54 yrs male diabetic since 1 year. I take ISRIL M1 TAB ONCE A DAY. My question is that ok to eat 5 neem leaves...
There is no harm such bitter substances reduce glucose absorption from intestine. But alone may not be able control sugar. Continue medicine diet control and exercises.
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If a person is on eltroxin for lifetime and if he is cured how would hr know? His tsh would be low because he's taking eltroxin, so his body would not produce thyroid hormones even if he's cured because he is taking the hormones orally?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Mr. lybrate-user, Thanks for your query. Hypothyroidism is a condition wher thyroid gland is either under active or not producing the hormone Thyroxine at all. Because of this TSH is high. This hormone tries to stimulate thyroid to produce thyroxine. Thyroxine is an essential hormone required for day to day functioning of various vital functions in the body, it has to be supplied from outside and that too for lifetime. There is NO CURE, for this condition. When on treatment it is necessary to maintain TSH between 3 to 4 mU/L, so as to be free from all the symptoms of hypothyroidism. If one stops taking the drug levothyroxine, then serious consequences can be seen to occur. Thanks.
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C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
THYROID DISEASES

What Are Thyroid Problems?
Through the hormones it produces, the thyroid gland influences almost all of the metabolic processes in your body. Thyroid disorders can range from a small, harmless goiter (enlarged gland) that needs no treatment to life-threatening cancer. The most common thyroid problems involve abnormal production of thyroid hormones. Too much thyroid hormone results in a condition known as hyperthyroidism. Insufficient hormone production leads to hypothyroidism.

Although the effects can be unpleasant or uncomfortable, most thyroid problems can be managed well if properly diagnosed and treated.

What Causes Thyroid Problems?
All types of hyperthyroidism are due to an overproduction of thyroid hormones, but the condition can occur in several ways:

Graves' disease: The production of too much thyroid hormone.
Toxic adenomas: Nodules develop in the thyroid gland and begin to secrete thyroid hormones, upsetting the body's chemical balance; some goiters may contain several of these nodules.
Subacute thyroiditis: Inflammation of the thyroid that causes the gland to "leak" excess hormones, resulting in temporary hyperthyroidism that generally lasts a few weeks but may persist for months.
Pituitary gland malfunctions or cancerous growths in the thyroid gland: Although rare, hyperthyroidism can also develop from these causes.
Hypothyroidism, by contrast, stems from an underproduction of thyroid hormones. Since your body's energy production requires certain amounts of thyroid hormones, a drop in hormone production leads to lower energy levels. Causes of hypothyroidism include:

Hashimoto's thyroiditis: In this autoimmune disorder, the body attacks thyroid tissue. The tissue eventually dies and stops producing hormones.
Removal of the thyroid gland: The thyroid may have been surgically removed or chemically destroyed.
Exposure to excessive amounts of iodide: Cold and sinus medicines, the heart medicine amiodarone, or certain contrast dyes given before some X-rays may expose you to too much iodine.You may be at greater risk for developing hypothyroidism if you have had thyroid problems in the past.
Lithium: This drug has also been implicated as a cause of hypothyroidism.
Untreated for long periods of time, hypothyroidism can bring on a myxedema coma, a rare but potentially fatal condition that requires immediate hormone treatment.
Hypothyroidism poses a special danger to newborns and infants. A lack of thyroid hormones in the system at an early age can lead to the development of cretinism (mental retardation) and dwarfism (stunted growth). Most infants now have their thyroid levels checked routinely soon after birth. If they are hypothyroid, treatment begins immediately. In infants, as in adults, hypothyroidism can be due to these causes:

A pituitary disorder
A defective thyroid
Lack of the gland entirely
A hypothyroid infant is unusually inactive and quiet, has a poor appetite, and sleeps for excessively long periods of time.


Cancer of the thyroid gland is quite rare and occurs in about 5% of thyroid nodules. You might have one or more thyroid nodules for several years before they are determined to be cancerous. People who have received radiation treatment to the head and neck earlier in life, possibly as a remedy for acne, tend to have a higher-than-normal risk of developing thyroid cancer.
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I am 76 yrs old and I am not able to walk steadily. I have been on medication for diabetes.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am 76 yrs old and I am not able to walk steadily. I have been on medication for diabetes.
Homoeopathic medicine CAUSTICUM 30 ( Dr Reckeweg) Drink 2 drops direct on tongue twice daily Report after 30 days
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