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Dr. Vidya Ganapthy

Endocrinologist, Chennai

Dr. Vidya Ganapthy Endocrinologist, Chennai
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Dr. Vidya Ganapthy is a trusted Endocrinologist in Chintadripet, Chennai. You can visit her at Ganapathy Giddiness Research Centre in Chintadripet, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Vidya Ganapthy on Lybrate.com.

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Hi I am 34 yr old male. Was detected with hyperthyroidism. Taking thyronorm daily morning. Was advised to continue for life. Can this not be brought under control or cured by any other means. I mean I don't want to take these pills for life.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
You have hypothyroidism and that can be controlled only by taking thyroxine tablets for life. There is no other treatment.
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C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
6 Crucial Tests You Must Do If You Have Diabetes
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High is our spirit when it comes to having chatpata khaana, cold drinks, ice creams and fast food. How excited are we in going for tests regularly once we feel diabetes creeping into our system or when we have been diagnosed of diabetes?
Going for diabetes-related check-ups is something most of us don’t take seriously. Unfortunately, most of us don’t realize the negative impact of diabetes on our body including the brain, kidneys, heart, legs and eyes. High levels of blood sugar can lead to kidney damage, blurred vision and blindness, high cholesterol and heart disease, poor blood circulation in feet and legs causing amputation in severe cases. Before it starts to cause more harm to you, it is time to go for a couple of routine tests, starting today.
Test 1 – Hemoglobin A1c
Many diabetics miss out on this one!
Getting your fasting and postprandial blood sugar levels are simply not enough.
HbA1c measures our average blood sugar of the previous three months. This is done in order to see if the blood sugar has stayed within the target and permissible range.
If the curious you want to know more about HbA1c, then here we go:
The red blood cells in our body have haemoglobin which enables the cells to facilitate oxygen in the tissues. As the cell ages, glucose molecules stick to it called ‘glycation’ in medical terms. Higher glycated haemoglobin means higher glucose levels in the blood which means higher HbA1c reading. Though normal Hb1c for non-diabetics is 4% to 5%, poorly controlled diabetes has HbA1c value of 7%. If HbA1C exceeds 8%, it means blood sugar has gone out of control.
Test 2 – Dilated Eye
People suffering from diabetes need to consult their ophthalmologist for a dilated eye exam. It’s a test in which the pupils are widened by putting eye drops so as to check any signs of blindness.
High blood sugar levels as a result of diabetes can damage the blood vessels in the retina. If not treated on time, the blood vessels can bleed leading to blurred vision and damaging the retina thereby leading to blindness in the longer run. Therefore, it’s advisable for patients suffering from Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes to go for a proper eye examination once a year. This will help in identifying eye problems and any malfunctioning in eyesight or vision that is related to diabetes. The more the delay in eye check-ups, the more are the chances of developing ocular problems.
Test 3 – Foot Examination
Patients suffering from diabetes often complain of numbness and decreased blood circulation in foot. Often they are not able to see if their foot gets injured. Even if an infection occurs, healing is slow in diabetics increasing the risk of gangrene. If ignored, the complications can lead to foot amputation.
From time to time keep checking your feet for sores and infections, especially between the toes. If you notice any ulcers, blisters, skin breakouts or redness happening, consult your doctor right away.
Test 4 – Blood Lipids/ Cholesterol Check
This test is all about lipid profile screening that should be done once a year. It checks your HDL (good cholesterol), LDL (bad cholesterol) as well as triglyceride levels. Ideally, your LDL cholesterol should be less than 100. However, if you are a patient suffering from heart disease, your doctor may advise you a further lower LDL figure.
Test 5 – Kidney function
Make it a point to get an annual urine test done. This will check out the protein levels in your body. Also make sure to get a blood test done annually to check out the creatinine level. Both these tests help in analysing the performance of your kidneys.
Test 6 – Blood Pressure
From time to time, get your blood pressure checked. As a diabetic, the goal should be to get 125/75. In case you are a healthy individual without diabetes, your blood pressure should be less than 130/80.
Now that you have got a fair knowledge of the lab tests that need to be done in case you have diabetes, go ahead and get them done. Timely screening of diabetes is the first thing you need to go for.
Remember your loved ones wants you to stay in the pink of health. FOr more doubts ask me privately
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I am having hypothyroid from 1years and taking medicine regularly. I am married now and came to know that thyroid can affect pregnancy. So I am worried so much. Please give me some information related to this.

Certification in ADHD in children and adolescents, Clinical Assessment and treatment of depression in primary care, BHMS
Homeopath, Amravati
I am having hypothyroid from 1years and taking medicine regularly. I am married now and came to know that thyroid can...
Hi lybrate-user, thanks for the query. To some extent uncontrolled thyroid fluctuations can bring bring problems during pregnancy. It's better you be in contact with your gynaec and keep track of it. Also you can try dietary needs like taking more salad and fruits. It acts like antioxidants. Sprouts for proteins. Keep a regular exercise schedule for 30 mins in morning. Even homoeopathy will help you in long term care. Take care.
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My dad has sugar problem and also creation problem is der any solution for that at home and he frequently feels hungry.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My dad has sugar problem and also creation problem is der any solution for that at home and he frequently feels hungry.
if diabetes is well controlled all the symptoms like feeling more hungry or irritated can be reduced. A well controlled patient of diabetes should have fasting sugar closer to 100 mg, pp 150 to 160 mg/100 ml and hba1c% <7. If his diabetes is in control (with sugar as above), then all symptoms will be in check. Apart from appropriate drugs he should take a balanced but restricted diet and exercise daily for at least 1 hour. With best regards.
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Hi, My dad is a diabetic and a kidney patient since 3 years. His serum creatinine current is 7.2 and HB is constantly dropping in every 3-4 months due to reasons unknown. As per all the reports there is no blood loss. Current HB count was 4.8 and after giving 4 units of blood it is 8.4. Please advise!

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
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My dad  is a diabetic and a kidney patient since 3 years. His serum creatinine current is 7.2 and HB is constantl...
Dear reasons are clearly known...your dad is having chronic kidney disease stage 4 or 5 depending upon creatinine clearance ..he requires dialysis urgently...low hb is part of ckd that requires treatment with erythropoietin hormones..it'll be cured then
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For the last 5 years I am taking Tablet Zoryl M 1 Once in the morning. Most of times sugar level remains below 200 pp, but some times goes up to 250 pp. Pl advise whether I have to increase dose or not.

Post graduate diploma in clinical cosmetology, BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
For the last 5 years I am taking Tablet
Zoryl M 1 Once in the morning. Most of times sugar level remains below 200 pp...
Hi lybrate-user, for diabetic continue the medication what you are using present day with this use homeopathic medication for diabetes so that levels will be maintained you can both medication for diabetes simultaneously no issue will be there.
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Is banana good fr sugar patients By reading this we understand it's useful fr all ppl.

MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Is banana good fr sugar patients
By reading this we understand it's useful fr all ppl.
Banana is got tag as bad food and absolutely no no for diabetes but now concept is changing. It is not contraindicated in diabetes can be taken occasionally.
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I am a beginer in diabetes but dont want to take medicine. Every day morning I drink okra water, then goosbery, kovakkai, lemon, turmeric mixed juice I used to drink. Then I boil some leaves such as guava leaves, curry leaves, drumstick leaves, navara leaves and thulasi leaves and patta. Is it reduce sugar to normal state? occasionaly I go for walking 4 kms.

PGDD, RD, Bachelor of Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
You are too obsessed with the remedies. First of all no food in isolation will help. And following so many remedies can drop your sugar levels. At the same time how will you know what works for you. Stick to a single remedy. For a diabetic it is best advised to have a diet planned as per the sugar levels, lifestyle and history. It's not about restrictions in food but a balance that helps. Though you can follow some guidelines - have small frequent meals. Do not fast for more than 2-3 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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2 months back due to sum health issues I made all test in reports my sugar level was high but I am not a diabetic patient this month its normal even 3rd time made test also. Why this happens I am worried whether I am suffering from diabetes could you please understand and guide me. Still I am not taking any medicine.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Lucknow
2 months back due to sum health issues I made all test in reports my sugar level was high but I am not a diabetic pat...
Dear lybrate-user, once you get high glucose level may be due to drug's side effect. Now if you have normal glucose level then no need to worry. You should take precaution of direct sweets and do regular exercise and yoga. Thanks.
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Hie sir. I am a girl. 22 years old. Sir I have issues with my teeth. Almost all my teeth are rotten. I do not eat much chocolates, neither sugar or anything. How can I stop decaying my teeth in future. Any eatables or medicine I require plzzz tell me.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
Hie sir. I am a girl. 22 years old. Sir I have issues with my teeth. Almost all my teeth are rotten. I do not eat muc...
Get fillings done in all teeth u may require rct n cap after that brush twice daily especially at night use betadine mouth wash after every meal
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Is it true that if your father is a diabetes patient then you are bound to be one too?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Is it true that if your father is a diabetes patient then you are bound to be one too?
It is true that diabetes is a familial condition, meaning positive family history makes children more likely to get it. But t2dm is also a preventive disease, by adapting a modified life style one can remain free from it. Regular exercise more than 1 h a day, maintaining near normal body weight, avoiding too much of sweets, and deep fried foods and also smoking and alcohol can help in being free from it.
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My son 13 yrs old has type 1 diabetes since last 7 yrs. He is not ready to inject before meals. He undstands its ill effects slso but is fed up of pricks 4 times a day. Please suggest how to resolve.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
He needs counselling for it. And if it does not work. Intermediate acting insulin has to be started. Please consult privately for personalised management.
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Thyroid Disorder and Its Cure With Homoeopathy

BHMS
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Thyroid Disorder and Its Cure With Homoeopathy

Thyroid disease:

In most cases where the thyroid is dysfunctional, symptoms arise relating to the imbalance of the thyroid hormones. Conventional medicine generally treats people with synthroid, or its generic equivalent, which is a preparation of t4, one of the two primary thyroid hormones. Some people do not respond well to synthroid and need additional supplementation with t3, the cellular active thyroid hormone. In spite of adjustments made by doctors to some patient’s hormone supplementation, unwanted symptoms may still be present affecting the patient’s lifestyle and overall health. Homeopathic remedies are useful on their own and in conjunction with conventional medicines in relieving these symptoms. Always consult your physician and an experienced homeopath for treatment for any thyroid disorders, including autoimmune thyroid diseases such as graves and hashimoto’s disease.


 

Iodum:

The homeopathic remedy iodum is indicated for patients experiencing hyperthyroidism, according to Dr. William boericke, in the&nbsp;materia medica and repertory. The person may feel very hot, agitated, and shaky with trembling hands and heart palpitations. There may be an increased appetite, with a desire to eat all day long, resulting in obesity; however, the individual may also have an increased metabolism and not be able to gain weight. Given in controlled doses and the correct potency, iodum may help regulate the thyroid and the pituitary gland, the source of thyroid stimulating hormone.


 

Fucus vesicelosus:

Fucus vesicelosus, or sea kelp, helps thyroid conditions where there is an under active thyroid with slow metabolism, according to the boericke. The remedy has the power to stimulate the thyroid and pituitary gland, helping to adjust the amount of thyroid stimulating hormone, and boost metabolic processes. When used correctly, this powerful remedy offers relief from many thyroid conditions and successfully reduces a myriad of symptoms, such as promoting weight loss, relieving sluggishness and fatigue, alleviating headaches, muscle pain and joint discomfort, and overcome many other unwanted symptoms of thyroid dysfunction.


 

Additionally, this remedy also has the ability to suppress an overactive thyroid when given in higher potencies and larger doses. Fucus vesicelosus should never be self-administered. It should only be used under the supervision of an experienced homeopath that can monitor your case closely. Never adjust your dose or change the potency of the remedy without first consulting your practitioner. Dietary kelp is contraindicated while taking homeopathic fucus vesicelosus.


 

Kali carbonicum

Kali carbonicum is indicated for individuals who suffer from a slow metabolism, often seen in hypothyroidism. The remedy may relieve symptoms of coldness and chilliness, pain in the back, chronic constipation, indigestion, flatulence, belching and a sour taste in the mouth. The person needing this remedy may be aggravated in general by drinking icy-cold drinks, which can produce nausea and vomiting. Patients experiencing chronic bronchitis, sinus infections, obesity, fatigue and who are hypothyroid are excellent candidates for this remedy.


 

Warning

Never treat yourself for thyroid problems. Any form of thyroid disease is complex and treatment needs to be supervised by an experienced health practitioner.


 

So consult the doctor privately.

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What is the symptoms of sugar. Actually I am feeling so weakness. Wherever I goes. And also symptoms of AIDS.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
What is the symptoms of sugar.
Actually I am feeling so weakness. Wherever I goes. And also symptoms of AIDS.
) Symptoms of Diabetes 1. Excessive Thirst 2. Frequency of urination especially in night 3. Excessive Hunger 4. Fatigue 5. Blurring Of Vision, irritability, tingling and numbness in hand/feet, fatigue 6. Recurrent boil/fungal infection, Sores or cuts that won’t heal Symptoms of AIDS 1. Rapid weight loss 2. Recurrent fever or profuse night sweat 3. Extreme unexplained Tiredness 4. Prolonged swelling of the lymph nodes in Armpit, Neck and Groin 5. Uncontrolled Diarrhoea lasting for more than a week 6. Sores of Mouth, Anus and Genitalia 7. Red, brown, pink or purplish rashes under skin, inside of mouth, nose, eye lid 8. Recurrent infection, pneumonial 9. Memory loss, depression and other neurological disorder.
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Hello sir my wife is having hypothyroid. She is having problem of hair fall. Which is quite high. Please suggest the remedy. Regards.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Hello sir my wife is having hypothyroid. She is having problem of hair fall. Which is quite high. Please suggest the ...
use hair oil minxidil for hair fall. 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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She is diabetic patient. What should she eat. Is morning walk or yoga beneficial for her.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
She is diabetic patient. What should she eat. Is morning walk or yoga beneficial for her.
We need to control sugar levels with medication exercise and following a diabetic diet and eat food with low glycemic index levels
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I am 32 old male suffering from general weakness. After coming to home from office I feel extremely tired. I am not diabetic. Kindly suggest any medicine.

BHMS
Homeopath, Mohali
I am 32 old male suffering from general weakness. After coming to home from office I feel extremely tired. I am not d...
Hello you can take homoeopathic medicine alfa alfa syrup twice a day. Take care of your diet. Eat healthy food. Breakfast, lunch, dinner should be on time. Take some juices go for walk and do little exercise that your body allows don't exert your self.
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I am 50 years young with type 2 diabetes. I am unable to control my diabetes in spite off regular medicine and regular walks. Please advice any solution o this. Average result is 140 empty stomach and 180 pp.

MD
General Physician, Mumbai
Can you please tell me the medications you take for diabetes. your fbs and plbs results are not the best.
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Knowing thyroid problems

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
Endocrinologist, Delhi
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I am 64 yrs old with diabetes 2. Need to knock off 7 kgs more. What is fastest method.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am 64 yrs old with diabetes 2. Need to knock off 7 kgs more. What is fastest method.
there is no fastest method of loosing weight. Looking at your height ideal body weight is 60 kg. Bmi is 26.97kg/m2, best way to reduce weight is to plan a loss of 2 kg per month, can be done by cutting 550 calories per day from existing intake, exercising regularly so that extra caloreis are burnt, which help in reducing about 1/2 kg per week. This approach will be better than any drastic reduction. If you want me to guide then come in a private conversation with the details like - fasting and pp sugar levels, hba1c%, medications being taken, level of physical activity and dietary pattern. The exercises that are to be planned should suit your age and capabilities. I am not sure if you are a person who has been exercising regularly earlier.
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