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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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Maine sugar check karwaya tha aur ye breakfast me 70 tha to kya mujhe mitha khana chahiye aur mujhe thyroid v hai weight bhi badh raha hai.

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Maine sugar check karwaya tha aur ye breakfast me 70 tha to kya mujhe mitha khana chahiye aur mujhe thyroid v hai wei...
Hello, your sugar level is normal , so can have sweets.Take Proper treatment for thyroid and follow the below tips to lose weight:- 1. Take phytolacca berry tablets (wsi), 2 tablets with warm water, three times a day, half an hour before meals. 2. fatoline drops from Haslab, 15 drops + 1/2 cup of warm water, twice a day. 3. Take 1 glass of luke warm water with lemon juice and honey in the morning for 15 days in a month. 4.Take 1 cup of green tea in the evening daily. 5. Do Surya Namaskar , yoga asans like Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose), Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand Pose),Vajrasana (Diamond Pose), Pavanamuktasana (Wind-Relieving Pose), Matsyasana (Fish Pose) 6. avoid sweets, oily, spicy, junk food, chocolates. 7. drink plenty of water daily. 8.Eat good quantity of green vegetables, salad and fruits.

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He is having pain at both foot when he stands still with more than 15 minutes or walks more than 1 hour. Pain started from heel then now happening at foot fingers joint and at center of foot. He is having uric acid between 5.6 to 6.4 depending on the food intake and water intake. But relief after taking more than 3 liter of water in a day.

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He is having pain at both foot when he stands still with more than 15 minutes or walks more than 1 hour. Pain started...
Hi lybrate-user, this sounds like plantar fasciitis which is an inflammatory condition of the foot. This can be confirmed by consulting a pain physician/ orthopedician and taking a foot x ray. Simple things that can be done include rest, icing your foot/sole twice a day, orthotic plantar arch supports, elevation of foot in the night on a pillow. Sometimes patients require injections if the conservative management fails. Please confirm diagnosis and proceed.

My mom suffering from knee pain and she is not suffering from thyroid. Her age is only 37. Please suggest some ways to reduce pain she has swelling also on them.

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My mom suffering from knee pain and she is not suffering from thyroid. Her age is only 37. Please suggest some ways t...
May be she is having knee Osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis can occur at any time of life but the incidence increases with age. It usually affects people over 40 years of age. There is no cure for osteoarthritis but the progression of the disease can be slowed and pain and disability reduced. Treatment options include: Healthy body weight: Maintaining a healthy body weight will reduce stress on the arthritic joints. Nutritional supplements Supplements such as glucosamine have been reported to relieve the pain of osteoarthritis and halt, or even reverse. So please try to take this supplement once a day. Exercise Exercise can assist with the maintenance of muscle strength and the mobility of arthritic joints. Activity at a level that does not cause pain is not thought to worsen osteoarthritis. Non weight-bearing exercises such as swimming or aqua jogging in a heated pool may be beneficial. Range-of-motion and stretching exercises will help maintain the maximum possible movement in the joint. Stretching will help maintain or restore flexibility to the joint’s muscles and tendons. You can apply cold or heat several times a day to reduce your knee pain. Just remember to cover the cold pack with a towel and keep your heating pad at a low setting to avoid burning your skin. Whether you use heat or cold, remove it after 20 to 30 minutes. If the knee is swollen or sore, the following positions and activities you should avoid until knee pain and swelling resolve: Squatting Kneeling Twisting and pivoting See a Physiotherapist for detail exercises programme and manangement.

Hi doc, I'm 35years old &suffered from diebeties.My postperidial blood sugar levels are near about normal but my fasting levels are too high.So kindly suggest me how it can be control. & please suggest me diets. Fruits & vegetables. Pomegranate can tke it in diebetis.

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Start with Tab.Metformin and consult Dietician for food & Fruits Because still u can better control your sugar with a good diet advice.

I have gone through thyroid test so many times and each time t3 & t4 is normal but tsh is between 30-40 which is super high. Is it due to any food and how do I fix it? I am taking elthroxing 100mg.

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I have gone through thyroid test so many times and each time t3 & t4 is normal but tsh is between 30-40 which is supe...
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. 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, go for walk. 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 blood sugar problem, what I must eat and do to keep it under control.

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I have blood sugar problem, what I must eat and do to keep it under control.
For eating negative caloric intake, calory burning by workout, some proven simple herbs for long time and the veg those help will benefit you.

I am 52 year old male. Having diabetes since 3 years. My fasting sugar is 144 mg/dl and PP is 350 mg/dl. Please suggest a medicine to reduce my sugar. My name pravin rao from mumbai.

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I am 52 year old male. Having diabetes since 3 years. My fasting sugar is 144 mg/dl and PP is 350 mg/dl. Please sugge...
Mr. Lybrate-user, the glucose levels mentioned show that it is totally uncontrolled diabetes. Hba1c% has not been mentioned. It is essential to have fasting blood sugar closer to 100 mg, pp 150 to 160 mg/100 ml & hba1c% <7. Otherwise you are inviting serious long term complications of diabetes like retinopathy, nephropathy, neuropathy, foot ulcers, non healing foot ulcers and amputation as well as silent heart attacks. So my suggestion is to start immediate treatment with appropriate medications, plus regular exercise and diet control.

What are the symptoms of thyroid?

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What are the symptoms of thyroid?
Symptoms of hypothyroidism:- tired feeling, weight increase, slow heart beats, intolerance to cold, swelling of legs, feet and face, hair loss, difficulty in concentrating and at times in speech. symptoms of hyperthyroidism:---all metabolic activity increases, heart rate goes up, patient may loose weight, early tiredness, sweating, nervousness, mood swings, palpitations & irregular heart beats, trouble sleeping, dry skin, light menstrual periods or skipping them, increased frequency of bowel movements.

Hi I'm 14 and weighing just 36. Can I take Calcarea phos 200 and alfalfa tonic to gain weight? If so in how much quantity I have to take these and what are the timings to take these? And please do tell me if Its helpful for gaining weight in how much months I can gain 10 kgs of weight. Please doctor answer to all my questions. Thank You.

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Hi I'm 14 and weighing just 36. Can I take Calcarea phos 200 and alfalfa tonic to gain weight? If so in how much quan...
Hi at this age I won't recommend any medicine to increase weight without you seeing a doctor. If your height is exactly 5 feet (as mentioned), then you are underweight. There may be an important reason for that which must be found before any medicine is started. So please visit a doctor near you. Thanks.

I am diabetic. I am taking tab ziglim m-2 b. D(500 metformin+ 2mg glimipride+15 mg pioglitazoe) my diabeties is under control. Fasting sugar is 110mg p p sugar is 160mg. As I come to know that pioglitazoe drug have side effect like bladder cancer and bone weaknesses. I want to know how can I change pioglitazoe with other salt?

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Pioglitazone in a dose of 7. 5 mg is safe and yes it can be changed to other drugs as well. Kindly consult privately for proper personalised management. Dr surbhi agrawal Consultant physician and diabetologist

Hello doctor I am karan I am 30 yrs old man n I have suffering from diabetes problem so please what should I do sir please tell me.

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Hello doctor I am karan I am 30 yrs old man n  I have suffering from diabetes problem so please what should I do sir ...
Hi follow a proper diet, do regular exercises & take appropriate medications. They all together will help you.

Dear Doctor, Does diabetes lessen my libido and Potentiality? Please suggest a remedy. On the advise of a doctor I am using ED Save tablet everyday. Is it good to use? Please suggest a safe and better medicine ?

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Hello Dear, Sexual vitality is a vital factor to lead pleasing sexual life. Some time people lose their sexual vitality due to change in lifestyle and emotional problem. In ayurveda there is a complete branch to explain the treatment for vigor and vitality is known as vaajikarna. Vaajikarana is the branch of Ayurveda dealing with the promotion of sexual health and the management of seminal disorders and male sexual disorders and their natural solutions. Ayurveda is the best natural way to treat sexual problems. Both physical and psychological disturbance can be responsible for the weakness .Visit us at www.Malhotraayurveda.Com

My wife has thyroid. Her tsh is 7.7 she is taking" eltroxin 50mg" daily. May she have to increase or decrease her dose, if yes then how much dose she have to take. Or any better medicine from it to control her thyroid.

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If this is the value of tsh on regular treatment. Then yes. Dose adjustment is needed. For which latest t3 t4 tsh reports are must.

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How excess sugar effects your whole body.

What should be sugar patient's food?

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What should be sugar patient's food?
A patient with diabetes should following things: 1) take prescribed medicines regularly without fail, 2) take restricted diet as told by the doctor in proportion to one's weight and height, 3) exercise regularly for at least one h a day, 4) eat more green salads, vegetables and fruits (avoiding mangoes, chikkoos, bananas and grapes), 5) try and maintain the weight closer to ideal body weight (ideal body weight = height in cms - 100 x 0.9 = kg). All these are lifestyle changes to be followed.

When should I get checked for my thyroid for normal results if I am taken an ipill. After how many days does the hormone level comes back to normal. thanks.

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Mr Zishan, If treatment for hypothyroidism has been started then after 6 weeks one should check TSH levels to see if levels have come to normal or if there is any need to increase the dose of thyroxine being taken. This treatment has to continue for life time. There is no way to stop it .

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Why blood sugar control is so important

The average blood sugar rises gradually and as it rises there is damage occurring throughout the body. Out of control blood sugar levels can lead to serious short term problems such as hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia, or diabetic ketoacidosis.

In the long run, uncontrolled blood sugar can also damage the vessels that supply blood to important organs, like the heart, kidneys, eyes, and nerves. This can occur even when you feel OK. That's why it's so important to take action as soon as you're diagnosed with diabetes. Our bodies are amazing, but unfortunately once you have a heart attack or stroke, or your kidneys fail, or you become blind, the damage can't be undone.

The good news is that paying attention to blood sugar control can help keep you healthy and prevent health problems from happening later. Some tips:

Keep your blood glucose within your goal range as much as possible. Work with your diabetes team to develop and maintain a plan.
Take your diabetes medication as prescribed. If you're on insulin, ask to see a diabetes educator to learn how to adjust your dose.
Increase physical activity. If you aren't physically active, talk to your health care provider about suitable activities. If you haven't exercised in awhile, consider beginning with five to ten minutes of daily physical activity and gradually increase your activity to at least 30 minutes of physical activity most days of the week.
Achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Even a 5 percent to 7 percent weight loss will help you better manage your blood glucose.

The quality of your future life depends on the decisions and actions that you take today.
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