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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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4 Ways To Preserving Your Fertility!

Best Fertility Centre In India
IVF Specialist, Chennai
4 Ways To Preserving Your Fertility!

Doctors believe that all women are born with a certain quantity of eggs as well as chances of conception. Also, all bodies are unique with individual strengths and weaknesses. Fertility tests can help in unravelling a number of issues as well as the health of your reproductive system as a whole. It is important to address various lifestyle issues in order to retain your fertility and ensure that you have a hassle free conception. Read on to know more about the ways in which you can preserve your fertility.

  1. Oral health: There are a number of medical studies that go as far as suggesting that the state of the woman’s oral health is a significant factor when it comes to the proper functioning of her reproductive system. Many women who have required treatment for infertility are said to have suffered from oral health problems like inflammation and gum disease. One needs to avoid these issues so as to have more reproductive success. So, it is important to brush and floss on a regular basis in order to have better oral and reproductive health.
  2. Food: When we are talking about oral health, how can food intake be too far behind? In order to maintain good oral health, it is important to take care of your eating habits. One should steer clear of excessive sugary food intake as well as junk food intake which end up harming the gums as well as the overall system of the patient. Also, you must avoid eating processed carbohydrates like white bread and white rice. It is also a good idea to get your proteins from plant sources rather than animal sources. Furthermore, it is also a good option to strike trans fat off the list and to pick unsaturated fats instead. This kind of a diet is known as low glycemic diet which keeps the sugar levels stable. This helps in boosting all body functions in general, including one’s fertility.
  3. Smoking: As per a number of medical studies, about 13 per cent of the infertility cases are linked with excessive smoking. Tobacco has an adverse effect on the state of your fertility, and it usually makes the eggs deteriorate at a much faster rate. It can also cause early miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy, which is a dangerous condition where the egg gets lodged in the fallopian tube. Smoking can also bring about early menopause.
  4. Vitamin supplements: Many doctors suggest that once a woman has entered her child bearing years, it is important to start taking multivitamins as these contain folic acid. Folic acid is an important nutrient that helps in foetal growth and stimulates ovulation. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an IVF Specialist.
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PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
How excess sugar effects your whole body.
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My mother is having a diabetes, she was taking a tab of glymcor but now I heard about IME 9 tablets with mouringa tablets please inform me about this medicine should I get this med for my mother I heard that its a controller med, please suggest me so that it will be clear and apart from this my mother is feeling very weakness and she is facing a lot of pain and cold in her bottom lower heal of her foot please help me so that she will be fine.

PGDD, RD, Bachelor of Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
My mother is having a diabetes, she was taking a tab of glymcor but now I heard about IME 9 tablets with mouringa tab...
Hi, Thankyou for the query. Any herbal or food remedy needs to be monitored along with medication. It's totally upto your body how it reacys to it. A remedy may suit one person but the same may not suit another, you have to observe. Also avoid taking too many remedies and just stick to one. Lastly, your basic diet is very crucial for any medication or herbal remedy to help. If your diet is not good you will not only have poor energy but your blood sugars will also not stay in limits. Please go for a proper diet consultation to improve health and manage sugars as well.
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Please suggest if any problems in report for remedies also have blood sugar 220 pp but not now is in controlled bp occasionally raises to 200/110 but not now.

MBBS, MD
Endocrinologist, Delhi
Please suggest if any problems in report for remedies also have blood sugar 220 pp but not now is in controlled bp oc...
PP blood sugar 220 is suggestie of diabetes and BP 200/110 is definitely high and should be treated by a physician.
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I suffer from hypothyroid for the past 3 years. Recently I had a thyroid test done and myT3 has shot up to 800 from previous test of 52. My T4 and TSH are normal. What does this mean? Is it anything to be worried about.

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Endocrinology, DNB Endocrinology, MNAMS, Speciality Certificate (Endo. & Diab.) (MRCP, UK), Fellow of American College of Endocrinology (FACE)
Endocrinologist, Delhi
I suffer from hypothyroid for the past 3 years. Recently I had a thyroid test done and myT3 has shot up to 800 from p...
Since your T4 and TSH are normal, and you are clinically feeling well, it is most likely that the T3 report is wrong. No need to worry. Avoid doing T3 on a routine basis. Just TSH is good enough 3-6 monthly for follow up of hypothyroidism.
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How to control uric acid in bones? its 8.6 present. Please tell me what should i do?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
A high uric acid level can be caused when your body either produces too much uric acid or your kidneys don't eliminate uric acid rapidly enough. A high uric acid level may cause increasingly frequent attacks of gout, or it may never cause problems. A high uric acid level may also cause some people to develop kidney stones or kidney failure. And some people with a high uric acid level also develop high blood pressure, heart disease or chronic kidney disease, but it's often unclear whether this is a direct cause or merely an early warning sign of these conditions. Factors that may cause a high uric acid level in your blood include: Diuretic medications (water pills),Drinking too much alcohol,Genetics (inherited tendencies),hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid),Immune-suppressing drugs,Niacin, or vitamin B-3, obesity,psoriasis, Purine-rich diet — organ meat, game meat, anchovies, herring, gravy, dried beans, driedpeas, mushrooms and other foods Renal insufficiency — inability of the kidneys to filter waste Tumor lysis syndrome — a rapid release of cells into the blood caused by certain cancers or by chemotherapy for those cancers,Also, you may be monitored for high uric acid levels when undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment for cancer. Avoid protein diets, avoid more milk products. bad habits , fast food/fat/oily,salty foods. Coffee, smoking, alcohol intake. Non-veg., take whole grain,oats,green veg.,plenty of water in day time, 1 glass of water at night before bed. Take tab. Zyloric 100 mg once a day. Tab. Ulracet sos for pain in joints.
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Hi, I am having high blood sugar 180, 2 hours after meal due to insulin resistance Worth metformin the sugar can controlled. Need your advice on alternative way to control sugar.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Hi, I am having high blood sugar 180,  2 hours after meal due to insulin resistance
Worth metformin the sugar can con...
U should take food with low glycemic index value and strictly follow diabetic diet and do regular exercise daily.
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My daughter is 16 years old. She has made a habit of sleeping late around 1p. M.daily and getting up late around 12,12:30. She is overweight and is very inactive. She does not listen to any one. She is suffering from thyroid and has multiple gallbladder stones. What should I do?

MD ayurveda
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
My daughter is 16 years old. She has made a habit of sleeping late around 1p. M.daily and getting up late around 12,1...
HELLO AT THE AGE OF 16 GALL STONES SHOULD BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY AND NEED TO BE TREATED SERIOUSLY. AGAIN OVER THAT THYROID MAY GAIN HER WEIGHT. ALONG WITH MODIFICATION OF LIFESTYLE WE NEED TO FIND OUT REASON OF OBESITY AND TREAT HER ACCORDINGLY. IT IS PATHOLOGICAL OBESITY.
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I have hypothyroidism and high triglycerides. Please give me a diet chart for curbing TSH and high cholesterol. I need a diet chart since morning as I am a banker with very busy schedule with 9 to 9. Request you to help me.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I have hypothyroidism and high triglycerides. Please give me a diet chart for curbing TSH and high cholesterol. I nee...
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. And you can control cholesterol / hdl / ldl/t. G. And obesity 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. These are helful also reduced obesity. One important that is take 1 glass of water before bed at night. Because it protect from heart fail during sleep at night. Welcome in lybrate.
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I am 20 year old female. I got thyroid 4 months ago, it declared as hypothyroid. i am using medicine but from 2 days i am getting pain in neck when I touch my neck its paining. why it is.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am 20 year old female. I got thyroid 4 months ago,  it declared as hypothyroid. i am using medicine but from 2 days...
Honeyji, if hypothyroidism has been diagnosed then only treatment is to continue taking thyroxine tablets as you have been advised. This treatment is for life time. Normally there is no pain involved in this condition. It is better if you meet your doctor and sort it out. But treatment has to be continued without a break. Plus also avoid cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, radish, mustard, peanuts, soya and soya containing products and coffee. Consume good deal of green vegetables, fruits, use whole grain flour for making chapatis and rotis.
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I am a 24 year old male and I am suffering from hyperthyroidism from past 2 years. I am already taking one tablet of neomercazole 10 mg regularly and my t3, t4 and tsh are also normal but weight is not increasing. Sometimes it increases and then again reduces. What should I do to keep my weight stable.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hi,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. ***take this weight loss treatment along with your thyroid medication.***
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7 Ways To Decrease Uric Acid Level

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
7 Ways To Decrease Uric Acid Level

Increased uric acid level cause many problems in our body. 
 

Causes:
1. Lack of water intake cause accumulation of uric acid in our body.
2. Intake of high protein diet.
3. Because of liver problems.
4. Because of kidney problems.
5. According to ayurveda this a problem of vatrakta.
 

Symptoms:
1. Pain and swelling in toe.
2. Joints pain specially in finger's joints in initial stage.
3. Red patches on skin with itching.
4. Increase pitta in nadi (pulse).
5. Swelling in all joints especially in ankle joint and below knee.

7 ways to reduce uric acid level:
1. Drink plenty of water.
2. Drink soda water daily.
3. Drink coconut water daily.
4. Take chandan ark.
5. Drink khus decoction
6. Drink cold milk
7. Avoid badi vegetables like arbi, kathal, peas, culliflower, urad dal, rice.

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Diabetes- Everyone should know about (Dos And Don'ts)

MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Vadodara
Diabetes- Everyone should know about (Dos And Don'ts)

While india is racing towards the no 1 country having the most number of diabetic patients, though the knowledge regarding the general guidelines about diabetes care, or dos and dont's to follow is lacking on a very large scale patients and that includes the most literate persons also.

There are a few things that matters the most which are as follows:

1) diet: most patients are in knowledge that the diet should be restricted in sweets. But rarely anybody knows that only restriction of food that taste sweet will not do the needed.

The food high in carbohydrates also must be included in the list as carbohydrates are the first line source of the body's energy store to convert them in to sugar.

E. G. Rice, potatos, bananas, or over ripen fruits.

And advice is to take them in minimum quantity instead of completely banning them.

Again how to eat? the advise is to divide your large meals in to smaller meals at the interval of 3-4 hours. Avoid eating too much at a time. Diabetes patients also should not indulge in fasting too much.

2) exercise: now many knows that diabetes is having two types: insulin dependent and insulin independent.

In the first type there is actual lack of effective circulating insulin, while the second types does have most of the time considerable amount of insulin to be used but the effectiveness is reduced. Because of the increased amount of fat deposition around cells. In that case doing prescribed exercise will not only help build the general health but by reducing the fat layer around the cells it helps the insulin to reach its effector cells and do its functions normally. Thats why exercise is one of the crucial key points in the diabetic regime.

3) regular investigation: this a very major dilema in many patients that I have observed throughout my practice. Many of the patients don't go for investigation in the fear that what if the blood sugar level comes abnormal. At that point I could remember a saying" if a cat drinks milk with the eyes closed, it doesn't mean that world does not see it.

If its already abnormal then by going for the investigation will make you aware and you can take proper preventive steps to by pass any complications that might have fall upon you.

So advise isto go for the regular blood sugar checkup at least once every two months for those whose levels remains under the normal range and often if it is uncontrolled.

And one should also think of investigated for hba1c every 3-4 months as it will give general idea of the glycemic control.

4) general prevention of complication and specific cares:

By following the above mentioned points you could easily prevent the major complications. But there are also some specific cares you should not ingnore:

Like get examined for any underlying heart condition, or opthalmic conditions, or the like, or kidney problems, or neurological involvement.

Out of these one that I care the most and patients ingnore the most is foot care: 

Why is this important: as our feet not being a vital organ we usually ignore but it can be a reason for a very major complication and even can be fatal.

How?

Because of diabetes there are very chances that any injury will not heal at a normal pace and if not taken a due care then it can turn into gangrene. Which we all know that leads to amputation and life long being a handicap. 

Because of poor supply and other vascular degeneration it can cause deep vein thrombosis means the veins in you leg gets obstructed by clotts and if such clott dislodges from there and gets in to the circulation then whenever it gets deposited it causes a grave complication like myocardial infarction (heart attack), stroke (paralysis), or other organs can also get affected.

These were some important topics that I thought the general population should know so that they can educate themselves and minimize their emergency visits to the doctors.

Being a homeopath I cannot restrain myself to propogate homeopathy because it is as a true notion that a harmless and gentle treatment, less costly than any other mode of treatment (directly or indirectly), very easy to follow (just few white sugar pills and drops of medicines), prevents the above mentioned complications, and not only that also improves the general health.

There are some homeopathic medicines well proved to be very effective and unquestionable positive effects:

E. G:- syzigium jambolanum, cephalendra, abroma augusta, uranium nitricum, phosphoric acid etc.

Note: above mentioned medicines are very useful and anybody can try but the advise is to consult the specialist as the doses and the repititions needs to be regulated case specifically.

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I am 48 years female. Due to a minor accident some 6 months back, I developed a lymphic cyst in neck specifically in thyroid. Can it be cured with medicines or only surgical extraction is feasible.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Homoeopathic medicine------------- adel-48 drops (adel) drink 10 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times daily for 30 days nd consult me thereafter----------------
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I get angry to fast whenever I lose any argument or game with friends. And also I get angry when I remain alone and think of my past incident like my father torched my mom badly. And my level of anger is that high, if someone remain besides me I have a feeling to murder him or harm him badly. Please Tell me how to get rid from this. Because of this I can't concentrate on my studies. Please help me please.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I get angry to fast whenever I lose any argument or game with friends. And also I get angry when I remain alone and t...
You seem to be having emotionally unstable personality, kindly consult a psychiatrist for mood stabilizers and SSRI s and also CBT from the same person or a clinical psychologist, trained in it. ALL the best, In 6-18 months of regular treatment, your personality can get modified.
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My sugar level empty stomach is 106. Is it OK. I take medicine janumet 50/1000. I take I in morning and 1in evening. Should I reduce my dose

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
It depends If u want to reduce the dose then we will have to check your sugar every 7 days few times Adv Tb metatime 500 1-1-1 after food If your value increases then shift to previous treatment.
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She is having diabetic symptoms how to reduce that .what food she has to avoid and what diet she has to doo to get off diabetic symptoms.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
She is having diabetic symptoms how to reduce that .what food she has to avoid and what diet she has to doo to get of...
Hi, Please follow these tips: - Avoid all whites like rice, sugar, maida, etc. - Eat in small quantities 4-5 servings per day. - Walk daily for 1 hour. - Avoid intake of oil fried food and sweets. - Take medicines prescribed by the doctor regularly. - Visit your doctor regularly for follow up check-ups. - Get your sugar levels checked once in a month and try to keep it under control. - Get rid of mental tensions and worries. - Be active always and avoid sedentary life style. - Perform yoga and meditation to keep your mind calm. - Consume lot of fiber in your diet which lowers your cholesterol levels.
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My HbA1c is 6.1 andABG is 128. Do I need to use any medicine, Am I a diabetic patient now. Please advice.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My HbA1c is 6.1 andABG is 128. Do I need to use any medicine, Am I a diabetic patient now. Please advice.
lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. HbA1c% 6.1 signifies you are in a pre-diabetes state. However, after food glucose level (128 mg) is normal. So it is clear that there is no diabetes. If you have a family history, then there is a need to adapt a modified lifestyle, by which it means - avoid too much of sweets, deep fried foods, pastries, bakery items, foods made from maida. Use whole grain flour for roti and chapati. Increase the intake of green leafy vegetables, salads and fruits. Exercise daily for one hour, brisk walking is a good option. With this lifestyle you can prevent developing diabetes or postpone it. Thanks.
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I have been using Istamet 50/500 mg since 4 months twice a day. But fasting sugar levels are 110 and 150 two hours after break fast. Pl advise.

Diploma in Diabetology, Pregnancy & Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Prevention in Diabetes ,Thyroid
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
I have been using Istamet 50/500 mg since 4 months twice a day. But fasting sugar levels are 110 and 150 two hours af...
YOU ARE RIGH. CONTINUE THE SAME TREATMENT. IT IS VERY GOOD DRUG. IF YOU SIMULTANEOUSLY DO LSM = DIABETIC DIET AND EXERCISE. YOU WILL GET LOT OF BENEFITS.
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