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Dr. V.Balaji

Endocrinologist, Chennai

500 at clinic
Dr. V.Balaji Endocrinologist, Chennai
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Dr. V.Balaji is an experienced Endocrinologist in Poonamallee High Road, Chennai. You can consult Dr. V.Balaji at Dr.Seshiah & Balaji Diabetes Centre in Poonamallee High Road, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. V.Balaji on Lybrate.com.

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I have thyroid unable to reduce weight what so ever happen can you suggest any way to reduce.

M.sc - Nutrition Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I have thyroid unable to reduce weight what so ever happen can you suggest any way to reduce.
Hi lybrate user, you have to do some dietary changes and activity. Take small & frequent meal (2 major meal and 3-4 small meal). Avoid taking heavy dinner. Cut or stop simple sugar and simple carbs, preserved, tinned and canned products from diet. Try to take 4-5 meals of green leafy vegetables & fruits. Take sufficient water. Start work out approx for 30-40 minutes daily like brisk walk, running, jogging, skipping, swimming whatever you like. You can also consult with a dietician for proper diet chart.
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Sanjay dunga aged 47 years have polio in both legs, wheelchair bounded govt. Servent diabetic 200 fasting 150 pp. what should i do to control my diabetes

PGDD, RD, Bachelor of Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Sanjay dunga aged 47 years have polio in both legs, wheelchair bounded govt. Servent diabetic 200 fasting 150 pp. wha...
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 250 mg/dl. There are many exercises you can do even in this position. 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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I m taking thyrox 25 mg tablet. Today thyroid report is. T3- 99.0. T4- 5.51. TSH -5.20. Now what should I do to control.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I m taking thyrox 25 mg tablet. Today thyroid report is. T3- 99.0. T4- 5.51. TSH -5.20. Now what should I do to control.
Mr Aravind, Since you are on treatment for hypothyroidism, effective treatment should bring down TSH levels to 3 to 4 milli units/ml. Your BMI is 25.73 kg/M2, which means being overweight (normal BMI<23kg/M2). Your ideal body weight should be 58 kg. To control hypothyroidism better there needs to be an increase in the dos e of thyroxine and you also need to exercise regularly for at least 1 hour a day.
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Food that increase sperm count

MS- Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Food that increase sperm count
Food that increase sperm count. Banana, dark chocolate, garlic, pomegranate, beef, walnut, spinach, fruit salad, egg, water.
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I am female 51 years I had tested my diabetes it's just on the border line Kindly advise.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Mumbai
Dear patient, it is an alarm bell for you. You are overweight with a bmi of 33.6 and need to reduce minimum 20 kgs gradually the reason for hyperglycemia appears to be insulin resistance. Please consult for a proper plan.
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since 2000 I am a sugar patient I am taking insulin but my glucose level is fasting 150 and pp not less than 250 what I do please advice me.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Diabetes affects all organs in the body? eyes, kidneys, nerves, reproductive system all are affected, infact, from from toe to hair. It is not as easy 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) 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.
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I am diabetic person since 2005 and glucose level always counts 200 + and tried lot of medicines at this juncture I have been administering insulin ie. 34 you and 24 units. Help me to be free from medicines whether any natural remedy to get it retreat from such deadly and silent killer.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am diabetic person since 2005 and glucose level always counts 200 + and tried lot of medicines at this juncture I h...
There is no natural remedy as this is the result of your pancreas losing its function. If you send me reports of fbs, 2hr ppbs and hba1c I can help you achieve better control and life.
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Dear doctor, My blood sugar is 111 (fasting) & 154 (random). It is possible that once I maintain my blood sugar in normal range, it will remain normal? Or I have regularly control it?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Dear doctor,
My blood sugar is 111 (fasting) & 154 (random).
It is possible that once I maintain my blood sugar in no...
Mr. lybrate-user, When blood glucose is checked either fasting, after food or random, it only reflects that day's glucose level. One can not guarantee that same levels will be maintained every day, because our eating is different every day. The day you eat more, it will go up. If you take more sweets level will shoot up. To maintain well controlled levels, one has to have a restricted and planned diet, exercise regularly and maintain normal weight. Thanks.
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I am having type 2 diabetes. My last hba1c in the month of march was 8.76. I am taking metformin 1gm bd, acarbous 25mg tds. But the results are not convincing what should I need to do.

Basic Life Support (B.L.S), MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, MD - Consultant Physician, MD - Diabetology, MD - General Medicine, ACLS
General Physician, Hyderabad
First, you should do brisk walking daily for atleast 40 minutes. Second, avoid all starchy and high calorie food. Lastly, some diabetic medicines need to be added to get the hba1c below 7%. Good luck!
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I am using GEMER2 for diabetic, I feel it is not working, what is the substitute medicine

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
You can replace it with minsugar 2. And revert back to me with your fasting and pp blood sugar levels for proper management. Dr surbhi agrawal consultant physician and diabetologist
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I am 62 year sold male suffering with Sleep Apnea since 3 years. I caught by sleep on driving of car / bike or fall in sleep at once feel any comfort IN DAY TIME AT NOON SPECIALLY. I AM ALSO SUFFERING WITH DIABETES.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am 62 year sold male suffering with Sleep Apnea since 3 years. I caught by sleep on driving of car / bike or fall i...
Mr Rakesh, Your problem is quite unique and also needs immediate attention, so please consult a good competent neurologist in your city or near by. On line consultation is unlikely to solve this difficulty. That is my sincere advice.
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Sir I have thyroid problem since 10 years. Now I am using thyronorm 75 mcg tablets. Now a days my skin is changing alot. Please suggest me a doctor.

Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
Sir I have thyroid problem since 10 years. Now I am using thyronorm 75 mcg tablets. Now a days my skin is changing al...
Make sure that your TSH is under control. You can use a good cream which has aloe Vera & Vit E combo. This will help you.
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Hello sir, Greetings! I'm 30 year old. And I'm suffering from sugar. Please help me. Now I am at initial state.

MBBS & Post Graduate course in Diabetology, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), CCEBDM
Endocrinologist, Bangalore
Hello sir,
Greetings!
I'm 30 year old. And I'm suffering from sugar. Please help me. Now I am at initial state.
Hi do regular exercise/walking for 45 minutes have plenty of vegetables like cabbage, cauliflower, cucumber etc reduce carbohydrates from your food menu avoid carbonated drinks and junk foods wish you good health regards.
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I am 60 year old male. I am suffering from diabetes for 6 to 7 years kindly advise effective with reasonable cost preferably Ayurveda.?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), PG Dip Panchakarma, PG Dip Ksharsutra for piles,pilonidal sinus and fistula management , Post Graduate Diploma In Hospital Administration (PGDHA), Certificate in Diabetes update
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
I am 60 year old male. I am suffering from diabetes for 6 to 7 years kindly advise effective with reasonable cost pre...
Ayurveda is only offers roi (return of investment), so thanks to our self less forefathers who only shared that dm can reverse and to be maintained n it takes individual efforts. Thanks you trust ayurveda. Start yoga soon n now u'll find large group to move on the path. Though you controlling dm at good but most of dm cases may land in its complications of arteries n nerves. Modern shares its idiopathic? it means so many things involved in this. Yet modern medicine science to be enriched. Yeah those r accepting d things as well. Till you meet ayurveda Dr. You can rely on 3gm mixture of amala, haldi n daru haldi in equal proportion at night/early morning with warm water.
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C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Hypothyroidism

Introduction
Hypothyroidism happens when your thyroid gland, located at the front of your neck, doesn't produce enough thyroid hormone (underactive thyroid). There are several types of hypothyroidism. The most common is Hashimoto's thyroiditis, an autoimmune disease where the immune system mistakenly attacks the thyroid gland. The disease affects both sexes and all ages, but is most common in women over age 60. Because the thyroid gland helps regulate your metabolism, low thyroid levels cause your body to slow down and can affect everything from appetite to body temperature. Symptoms can appear over time and can be hard to diagnose. Left untreated, hypothyroidism can cause serious health complications.

Signs and Symptoms

Slow pulse
Fatigue
Hoarse voice, slowed speech
Goiter (caused by swollen thyroid gland)
Sensitivity to cold
Weight gain
Constipation
Dry, scaly, thick, coarse hair
Numbness in fingers or hands
Confusion, depression, dementia
Headaches
Menstrual problems
In children, slowed growth, delayed teething, and slow mental development
What Causes It?

There are different kinds of hypothyroidism with different causes. In Hashimoto's thyroiditis, antibodies in the blood mistakenly attack the thyroid gland and start to destroy it. Post-therapeutic hypothyroidism occurs when treatment for hyperthyroidism leaves the thyroid unable to produce enough thyroid hormone. And hypothyroidism with goiter happens when you don?t get enough iodine in your diet. In the developed world iodine is added to salt so goiter is rare, although it still happens in undeveloped countries.

Your thyroid gland produces two main thyroid hormones, T3 and T4. In addition, the pituitary gland produces thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), which helps control how much T3 and T4 the thyroid makes. Your health care provider will draw blood to measure levels TSH. When levels of thyroid hormones are low, your body produces more TSH to increase production of thyroid hormones. Your doctor may also test for levels of T3 or T4.
Natural medicine practitioners may pay particular attention to levels of T3 hormone. T3 is the active form of thyroid hormone. Your thyroid gland makes some T3, but the body also converts T4 into T3. If you are unable to convert T4 to T3, your laboratory tests for T4 may be normal, but you still may have all the symptoms of hypothyroidism. Talk to your doctor about including T3 laboratory tests in the treatment of your hypothyroidism.

Treatment Options

Drug Therapies
Your health care provider will prescribe a synthetic thyroid hormone called levothyroxine (Levothroid, Synthroid, Unithroid) that you will take daily. A natural dessicated thyroid hormone drug, made from the thyroid glands of pigs, is also available by prescription. Your doctor will want to adjust your dose over a period of several weeks, after regular blood tests to check the amount of thyroid hormone in your blood.

Complementary and Alternative Therapies

If you have hypothyroidism, you need conventional medical treatment. Nutrition and herbs can help support conventional treatment, but should not be used by themselves to treat hypothyroidism.
Nutrition and Supplements
Following these nutritional tips may help reduce symptoms:
Eat foods high in B-vitamins and iron, such as whole grains (if no allergy), fresh vegetables, and sea vegetables.
Avoid foods that interfere with thyroid function, including broccoli, cabbage, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, kale, spinach, turnips, soybeans, peanuts, linseed, pine nuts, millet, cassava, and mustard greens.
If you take thyroid hormone medication, talk to your doctor before eating soy products. There is some evidence soy may interfere with the absorption of thyroid hormone.
Taking iron supplements may interfere with the absorption of thyroid hormone medication, so ask your doctor before taking iron.
Eat foods high in antioxidants, including fruits (such as blueberries, cherries, and tomatoes) and vegetables (such as squash and bell pepper).
Avoid alcohol and tobacco. Talk to your doctor before increasing your caffeine intake, as caffeine impacts several conditions and medications.
These supplements may also help:
Omega-3 fatty acids, such as fish oil, to help decrease inflammation and help with immunity. Omega-3 fatty acids may increase the risk of bleeding, especially if you already take blood-thinning medication. Ask your doctor before taking omega-3 fatty acids if you take blood thinners such as warfarin (Coumadin) or if you have a bleeding disorder.
L-tyrosine, 500 mg two to three times daily. The thyroid gland combines tyrosine and iodine to make thyroid hormone. If you are taking prescription thyroid hormone medication, you should never take L-tyrosine without direction from your doctor. Do not take L-tyrosine if you have high blood pressure or have symptoms of mania.
Do not take an iodine supplement unless your doctor tells you to. Iodine is only effective when hypothyroidism is caused by iodine deficiency, which is rare in the developed world. And too much iodine can actually cause hypothyroidism.

Herbs ( though not scientifically proven or dependable for hypothyroidism )

Herbs are a way to strengthen and tone the body's systems. As with any therapy, you should work with your health care provider to get your problem diagnosed before starting any treatment. You may use herbs may as dried extracts (capsules, powders, teas), glycerites (glycerine extracts), or tinctures (alcohol extracts). People with a history of alcoholism should not take tinctures. Unless otherwise indicated, make teas with 1 tsp. Herb per cup of hot water. Steep covered 5 - 10 minutes for leaf or flowers, and 10 - 20 minutes for roots. Drink 2 - 4 cups per day. You may use tinctures singly or in combination as noted.
Few herbs have been studied for treating hypothyroidism. More research is needed.
Coleus (Coleus forskohlii), for low thyroid function. Coleus may interfere with certain medications, including some blood pressure medicines, nitrogylcern, and blood-thinning medications, such as warfarin (Coumadin). Talk to your doctor.
Guggul (Commiphora mukul), for low thyroid support. Guggul may interfere with estrogen, birth control pills, and other medications. Talk with your doctor.
Bladderwrack (Fucus vesiculosus), for low thyroid support. Do not take bladderwrack unless directed by your doctor. Bladderwrack contains iodine. Although lack of iodine can cause hypothyroidism, most cases of hypothyroidism in the developed world are not caused by iodine deficiency. In fact, too much iodine can actually cause hypothyroidism. Bladderwrack may also contain toxic heavy metals.

Following Up
After you start on thyroid hormone replacement therapy, your provider will want you to have frequent checkups to monitor its effectiveness.
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I am male, 56 years age, weight 85 kg. Height 176 cm. Fasting blood sugar of 125mg. I do not have increase in thirst, hunger, urination. No vision problems. Reasonably healthy. Is high blood sugar level alone, an indicator for diabetes?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am male, 56 years age, weight 85 kg. Height 176 cm. Fasting blood sugar of 125mg. I do not have increase in thirst,...
You have to do your fasting and PP blood sugar examined to confirm diabetes. Your fasting blood sugar is slightly high, Get PP blood sugar done and consult for advice. Go for regular exercise like brisk walk daily for 30minutes, reduce your weight if you are overweigt, control your diet, avoid sweets and carbohydrates
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I am 47 year old male, firstly I am suffering in hypertension, and secondly my uric acid is high. Please advice me.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
You can control hypertension , (cholesterol / hdl / ldl/t.g. ) by using following flax oil, omega-3 fatty meal or cap., take . green veg., whole grain foods, spicy foods, Use GARLIC in foods daily ,. Cod liver oil. Low sugar foods, low calories foods. Change own life style . do meditation,yoga, Go walk daily in morning and evening, do any one physically activity daily i.e. play any game., Avoid fast foods, oily foods, alcohol,smoking, fatty foods, non-veg., avoid stress, take plenty of water in day time. In high uric acid 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. Take tab. Zyloric 100 mg once a day.
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I am having type 2 diabetes. My age is 52 years. Can I have bananas as daily basis?

DRCH, BHMS
Homeopath, Bareilly
I am having type 2 diabetes. My age is 52 years. Can I have bananas as daily basis?
If your blood sugar level is under control you can have one banana but not empty stomach. You can have it after food.
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I am 21 years old and I am suffering from diabetes from 6years I have body pains and how I have to control diabetes while eating sweets some times and what are the daily precautions I have to maintain to control diabetes.

BHMS
Homeopath,
I am 21 years old and I am suffering from diabetes from 6years I have body pains and how I have to control diabetes w...
Dear lybrate user, one of the major nutritional substance required for human body is carbohydrate. We take carbohydrate in the form of rice, wheat, sugar etc. The complex molecules of carbohydrate are broken down into simple glucose molecules during digestion & released in the blood stream to be absorbed by the muscle cells. Muscle cells utilise the glucose molecules to release energy by breaking down those glucose molecules. Insulin hormone plays a vital role in the absorption of the glucose molecules by the muscle cells. In abnormal conditions, either due to less production of insulin or due to resistance to insulin, the process of absorption of glucose by the muscles comes to a stand still. The glucose molecules remains in the bloodstream which results in the increase in the blood sugar level. The failure of utilisation of the glucose molecules by the muscle cells results in production of less energy than normal condition. This is externally manifested as the fatigue & tiredness of the patient. This excess amount of blood sugar compels the kidney to function more than normal level in order to excrete the blood sugar molecules through urine. As a result the patient suffers from frequent urination. This abnormal condition is clinically known as diabetes mellitus. Once a patient is diagnosed with diabetes he has to take regular medicine to keep his blood sugar level within normal limits. Take homoeopathic mother tincture gymnemna sylvestra q, 30 drops, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water. Also you need to walk at least 1 hour daily without any interval. Also you need to take a low carbohydrate rich diet. Avoid rice, sweet dishes, fruits, cold drinks, fast foods, alcoholic beverages, potato etc.
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