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Dr. Vidya Ganapthy

Endocrinologist, Chennai

Dr. Vidya Ganapthy Endocrinologist, Chennai
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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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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I have thyroid in tsh 6.03 and my weight is 94my periods also regular my age is 27 so it is possible to get pregnant to me some doctors said that need to loss my weight but I tried it not possible and my hight is 5.4 heavy weight womens also getting pregnant like 98, 99. Weight persons but y nt to me if it is possible to me get pregnant then how cn you give me advice plz.

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), FICOG, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Jaipur
I have thyroid in tsh 6.03 and my weight is 94my periods also regular my age is 27 so it is possible to get pregnant ...
Take thyroid medicine first as tsh is not normal which is reason for weight gain and donot conceive before controlling tsh as it has deleterious effect on baby.
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Am sufferings from diabetes from last three year, that way joint pain produced in my knees, regularly pain in back and neck also,

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), DYA (DIPLOMA IN YOG & AYURVED), D.I.H.M (DIPLOMA IN INDUSTRIAL HEALTH MANAGEMENT)
Ayurveda, Nashik
Am sufferings from diabetes from last three year, that way joint pain produced in my knees, regularly pain in back an...
JOINT & BACK PAIN 1) Do massage with warm sesame oil or suitable oil for 15 min., afterwards take hot fomentation for 10 min. 2) Start natural calcium supplement. 3) Do regular stretching exercise 4) In yoga DO BHUJANGASAN, HALASAN & SURYANAMASKAR. LIFE-STYLE CORRECTION 1) Correct your sitting posture. 2) Take small pillow or back rest for lower back. 3) Foot should rest to floor easily. 4) Take small break after 1 hr & walk few steps. 5) Do neck & upper back extension, give feedback after 4 days.
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Greeting to you, I have thyroid since last 5years as well uric acid in recent days.I want to conceive but I fear for any complication to conceive or during pregnancy???

CCMTD, CCEBDM, C.Diabetology, American Diabetes Association, DOMS, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
Dear, you can conceive with out any fear provided u correct ur thyroid and other parameters of metabolic profile on time . otherwise chances of complication increases.
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How to avoid diabetes from teenage itself?

CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
Endocrinologist,
How to avoid diabetes from teenage itself?
Diabetes is mainly of two types t1 which may occur from early childhood to adulthood due to total failure of pancreas to produce insulin. T2 dm usually occurs in adulthood due either lack of insulin or resistance to its action in the body or both. This type is preventable. One has to maintain near normal body weight, exercise daily for more than 1 h, avoid too many sweets, deep fried foods, no smoking & alcohol. This regulated life style can help one to prevent getting diabetes.
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I have blood fasting sugar at a higher level but the post breakfast sugar level is normal. I have high cholesterol and high TSH. In addition I have reduced bone space in both the knees and lower spinal vertebrae. What should I do?

MBBS
General Physician, Chennai
I have blood fasting sugar at a higher level but the post breakfast sugar level is normal. I have high cholesterol an...
You are loaded already, just try dieting with no rice or wheat and walking if you can do not sit on the floor always sit 1.5 feet above the ground level continue with whateer meds you are on and report after ten days.
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I have a diabetic patient since 2012. How can I cure my diabetic without any medicine.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I have a diabetic patient since 2012. How can I cure my diabetic without any medicine.
Mr. Lybrate-user, diabetes mellitus is a disease occurring due to either lack of insulin or resistance to its action or both. Hence the treatment is give drugs that stimulate insulin secretion or reduce the resistance to its action by giving oral anti diabetes drugs or use insulin itself. This disease can only be controlled by drug treatment plus diet and exercise. There is no cure even with medicine. You will have to continue the treatment for lifetime. It is good to maintain sugar levels - like fasting closer to 100 mg, pp 150 to 160 mg and hba1c% <7. This helps in either preventing or postponing the long term complications of diabetes. With regards.
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I am 35 yrs old male. My uric acid always increase upto level 7.5. I feel weakness and tiredness. What should I do?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
General Physician, Delhi
Dear , there are many cause of hyperuricemia. But unless symptomatic it does not always require treatment. Symptoms would be like having a very painful and swollen join most commonly the great toe. Try reducing red meat and alcohol even nuts chocolates and spinach. Most people will achieve normal uric acid levels. As for your tiredness and weakness please get you thyroid profile and you fasting sugar levels checked.
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Hi doctor. recently I was gone through the treatment of angioplasty and also suffering fron diabetes. so, I want some suggestion to control the diabetes and diet and excercise.?

M.D. Internal Medicine
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
Hi doctor. recently I was gone through the treatment of angioplasty and also suffering fron diabetes. so, I want some...
Weight reduction if overweight, salt restricted and fat restricted diabetic diet with regular exercise slowly increased to 45 minutes walking along with medicines for heart and diabetes. Try and keep your hba1c below7% to avoid restenosis of heart vessels and 2d echo and/or stress test with in 6months.
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Diabetes and Dental Health

Diploma In Cosmetic Dentistry, Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Diabetes and Dental Health

Diabetes is a degenerative disease, which affects your metabolism. As a result of metabolic irregularities, every part of the body is affected. The following are early indications of untreated diabetes:

  • Increased thirst
  • Increased urination
  • Increased hunger

In addition to the ones above, the following are associated symptoms:

  • Blurred vision
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Slow healing of cuts
  • Itchy skin

How can diabetes affect your mouth?

  • Diabetes increases the risk of infections and delayed regeneration of damaged/dead cells. As a result, fungal infections like thrush may develop in your mouth.
  • Because of poor healing of wounds as a result of diabetes, extensive gum damage may occur.
  • Periodontitis is a severe effect of diabetes in which your gums begin to move away from your teeth, leading to a formation of pockets between your gums and teeth, which fill up with pus and germs. The damage can be stopped only with gum surgery and removal of affected teeth.

Prevention

The single most effective way to prevent damage to your teeth is to actively control blood sugar content by regularly taking medicines and following a healthy diet recommended by your doctor. Common methods of dental protection go a long way to help prevent oral problems because of diabetes. These include:

  • Brush thoroughly and carefully after every meal (wait 30 minutes for food acids to neutralize, and then brush as this helps in effective cleaning)
  • Use non-alcoholic mouthwash to treat dry mouth and disinfect the oral cavity
  • Floss at least once everyday
  • Use a soft bristled toothbrush
  • Remove your dentures and clean them regularly. Do not sleep putting them on
  • Quit smoking, chewing tobacco and chewing gums with sugar in them
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I Had Hyper Thyroid more than 10 Years. Now I Lost So Many Teeth. Is the effect of that disease?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I Had Hyper Thyroid more than 10 Years. Now I Lost So Many Teeth. Is the effect of that disease?
Yes, there is absolutely a link between hyperthyroidism and dental health. In fact, there is such a strong link between thyroid problems and dental problems. In these patients, there is elevated risk of gum disease, heart disease, dry mouth (xerostomia), cavities, and dental caries, enlarged / swollen tongue (macroglossia, distorted sense of taste (dysgeusia) etc.
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My sister 58 years old suffering Diabetic disease now she is used tablets glucored forte before tiffen one tablet and before Dinner one tablet after ten years Post Lunch Blood Sugar 224 mg/L please send suitable tablet name to my mail.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My sister 58 years old suffering Diabetic disease now she is used tablets glucored forte before tiffen one tablet and...
To recommend any additional drug or suggest a change of treatment, I need to know all the details like - fbs, pp glucose levels, hba1c%, dietary pattern, extent of daily exercise being done. Based on those details I can suggest any addition. However, in this communication we are supposed to give only general guidelines, no specific prescriptions. Thanks.
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I am diabetic for seven years lately I heard Japanese water therapy for diabetes after about 25 days I started having urine incontinence it was difficult to walk 5-7 step I was happy with therapy please please help.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am diabetic for seven years lately I heard Japanese water therapy for diabetes after about 25 days I started having...
There is no documented fact with japanese water therapy and so I will suggest you to stop it immediately and get a usg kub done and revert back with reports
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I have diabetes but from last few days it my sugar level goes above 300 inspire of using insulin. How to control it?

MB, BS. M.D
General Physician, Hyderabad
I have diabetes but from last few days it my sugar level goes above 300 inspire of using insulin. How to control it?
You have to follow "life style" changes in you for bettercontrole of sugar. Such as getting up early, take water 1L iter on emty stomach, go for walk for 1 hr , drink green tea light breakfast, light lunch , light dinner, never eat full stomach, go to your doctor with blood sugar reports, so that he can give correct dosage of drugs.
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Bitter Gourd: A Boon to Diabetics

Masters in Human Nutrition and Nutraceuticals
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Madurai
Bitter Gourd: A Boon to Diabetics

Bitter gourd falls into the group of other vegetables which possess high amount of moisture. Due to its high moisture content, these vegetables are highly perishable. They contribute to high amount fiber than any other nutrients. Small bitter gourd is more nutritious than the bigger one.

There are lot of health beneficial known for the intake of bitter gourd. It has good medicinal properties that it is used in treating fever, colic, burns, chronic cough in painful manifestation of skin condition. The extract of bitter gourd helps in killing the breast cancer cells. Consuming more than 2 melons/ day may often lead to diarrhea.

There are certain evidences that consumption of bitter gourd in any form in one's daily menu, may result in the prevention or control of diabetes. The key elements in the vegetable helps in the treatment of diabetes. The key elements which showcase the anti diabetic property of this vegetable include

Charantin
Vicine
Lectin

Charantin helps in lowering the blood glucose level. Vicine is a insulin like compound known as polypeptide p. Lectin, reduces the blood glucose level by suppressing the appetite and making the stored glucose to be used up by the body. The mechanism behind the activity is that it reduces the amount of glucose by inhibiting the enzymes that breakdown the disaccharides to monosaccharide.

Thus whatsoever the vegetable is, daily consumption always have beneficial effects to the body. Hence, increase your consumption and stays healthy.

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Thyroid disorder and weight loss

fellowship in diabetes, Professional Training in Mind Body Medicine, MS, MBBS
Bariatrician, Ahmedabad
Thyroid disorder and weight loss

Thyroid disorder and weight loss

Most of the time, underlying the thyroid disorder is years of abuse of our body.
When you don't take proper care of your own nutrition, sleep and invest time for proper exercise, at some point various hormonal systems of the body go out of sync.

It is very important to have your thyroid hormones as tablets as per your doctor's prescription and adjust the dose with a periodic check up. And just doing it may reduce your weight little bit. But it will not be enough. You need to work on the root cause of this issue.

Avoid all junk food and all sweet food. Low fat - low calorie&#x00a0;diets does not work for the majority of people. Eat wholesome nutritious food full of fibers, good quality fat like ghee and coconut etc. Don't focus on calories but on nutritional density and diversity.

Simultaneously working on exercise and diet will surely help. You do not have to do rigorous exercise to lose weight but start with something small. Let us say 8-minute workout. 

Best rate to lose weight is 1/2 kg per week. If that happens, it is least likely to go high again in future.

Trying to lose weight in very short time will need some form of crash diet. Even if you lose weight doing this kind of crash diet, you will get it all back in no time and all the gain will be mainly fat. Not good for your health.

Be gentle and patient with yourself. Demonstrate commitment to your persistent efforts. Make a comprehensive change in diet, exercise, sleep and stress in your routine. This is called lifestyle medicine. If you can not do it on your own, find some expert who can help you in this over an extended period of time.

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I am 48 years old man my blood sugar fasting is 96 and after meal 143. It is risky.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am 48 years old man my blood sugar fasting is 96 and after meal 143. It is risky.
pp sugar143 means slightly higher than upper limit of 140 mg/100 ml. It means you are in a prediabetic condition. From now on you have to exercise regularly for more than 1 h a day, maintain your weight with in normal limit for height, avoid deep fried foods, restrict sweets, avoid smoking and alcohol and junk food. Then you may be able to remain free of diabetes.
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I have had diabetes for years now I have it in control and also not on medication. So can I sometimes eat products that contain sugar?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have had diabetes for years now I have it in control and also not on medication. So can I sometimes eat products th...
Good that you have controlled your blood glucose naturally and although you can take sugary products occassionally but be sure to monitor your blood sugar levels accordingly.
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I am having thyroid and I am taking tablets. I have 15 months baby. I have lot of hair fall and I am not healthy I feel. I will get tired by end of the day. I am working women and I will forget soon anything.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Is the dosage of thyroxine adequate that has to be chucked, then get hologram done to see if you have anemia.
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My aunty is suffering from diabetics. And she is suffering from lack of blood .what precautions should we must take.

MBBS, CCEBDM
Diabetologist, Bangalore
My aunty is suffering from diabetics. And she is suffering from lack of blood .what precautions should we must take.
Hi If the cause for her low Hemoglobin is iron deficiency then she needs lots of iron rich foods like beans, rajma, legumes, lentils, green leafy vegetables, ragi. If it is not due to iron deficiency then she needs a complete evaluation as to find the cause of her blood loss. As a diabetic let her take her medicines regularly, follow a strict diabetic diet (4-6 small meals a day, avoid white rice, refined flour, sugar, excess oil, fried foods, bakery products, take fresh vegetables and fuits like apple, guava, mousambi, strawberry, plum, papaya), and exercise regularly.
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I have a problem of thyroid how can I get relief.

FEBNM (Europe), DRM, FCGP, MBBS
Endocrinologist,
Dear this is an incomplete question to be answered. Please mention your problems / complaints in detail to understand and plan a relief measure for you.
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