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Dr. Vijayalakshmi

MBBS

Endocrinologist, Chennai

Dr. Vijayalakshmi MBBS Endocrinologist, Chennai
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Dr. Vijayalakshmi is a popular Endocrinologist in Ambikapuram, Chennai. Doctor studied and completed MBBS . Doctor is currently associated with K M Speciality Hospital in Ambikapuram, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Vijayalakshmi on Lybrate.com.

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I am 27 years old unmarried fem suffering from pcodand thyroid. Its been 6 mths I am taking treatment for pcod, but I am getting periods for 1 and 1/2 days only without medicines. Kindly tell me will it cause me any future problems as I m soon going to get married.

MBBS, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
I am 27 years old unmarried fem suffering from pcodand thyroid. Its been 6 mths I am taking treatment for pcod, but I...
as you are already on treatment, is yourthyroid levels normal now? pls try to reduce some weight..this will help avoiding future problems.
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My mother age is 53 she have sugar above 300 what she wanna do to bring it to normal.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My mother age is 53 she have sugar above 300 what she wanna do to bring it to normal.
Mr S Harish, The sugar level mentioned is very high, needs appropriate treatment. I need to know some more details like - Fasting and PP sugar levels (current), HbA1c%, present treatment with dosage of each drug, her weight, height, dietary pattern and extent of daily exercise. It is better if you come in a private conversation with all the details, because in this communication we are supposed to give only general guidelines.
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I am 48 years old having sugar for the past 12 yr, I am loosing sex ability due to use of sugar medicine.

MBBS
Sexologist, Panchkula
I am 48 years old having sugar for the past 12 yr, I am loosing sex ability due to use of sugar medicine.
You are diabetic and losing sex ability due to sugar. I advise you to take proper balanced vegetarian diet. Keep your sugar level under control. Do kegel exercises daily.
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Blood tests done yesterday showed the following. Fasting 103mgms/dl, postprandial 88mgms/dl, hba1c 5.6%. Should I start treatment?

MD - Diabetology, Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS), MBBS
Endocrinologist, Kochi
Blood tests done yesterday showed the following. Fasting 103mgms/dl, postprandial 88mgms/dl, hba1c 5.6%. Should I sta...
No. I assume you have not taken any medications for diabetes. As per your present lab reports, you are not a diabetic.
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My mother has Thyroid. Will I also get it? I have some of the symptoms. Like very few hair on my face. I am afraid to go doctor. I gt my periods 2 times. Which I did not face till last month. I am doing Yoga and exercise for the past 1 month. thyroid can be cured suppose if I have it? Then for the past 2 days irritation is very high in my urinary area? Pls suggest ans.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My mother has Thyroid. Will I also get it? I have some of the symptoms. Like very few hair on my face. I am afraid to...
lybrate-userji, Thanks for the query. Looking at your weight and height yiur BMI is 39.22 kgs, showing almost grade 3 obesity. It is better for you to get your thyroid assay done. Because you may be already having hypothyroidism. Your ideal body weight should be 52 kgs as against you are 91 kgs. Hypothyroidism causes weight gain as one of the main symptoms. Plus also causes menstrual irregularity. So please check your thyroid hormmonal values and come back. Thanks.
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I am suffering with thyroid from last 2 months and level of thyroid was at 11what should I do for suitable treatment.

Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
Dear Mr. Lybrate-user, this 11 no. Is it tsh? pl. Mention the whole thyroid report for an appropriate treatment.
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I want to know if diabetic type II person can eat curd as it controls sugar level. Secondly can any diabetic person start taking IME 9 tablet for better sugar control without nay side effects? Is it complementary to drugs like Metformin etc?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I want to know if diabetic type II person can eat curd as it controls sugar level. Secondly can any diabetic person s...
Mr. lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. A person with diabetes can definitely eat curds, it provides some proteins and also a probiotic. Whether it helps control blood glucose or not I am not sure. SInce it does not contain carbs, unlikely to raise blood glucose. As regards IME 9 tablets, a lot of unsubstantiated claims are made about those. There are no properly done (double blind, cross over) clinical studies supporting various claims being made. Still if one wants to use those, as an additional treatment then it is OK. Do not stop modern drugs and switch over to those. Thanks.
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Hi I ve varicocele in both testes Grade 1 in right and grade to in left. Its decreasing my serum T level If I go for microsurgical treatment then it will solve my low T problem My serum T is 3.4 its base line Diabetic from last 8 years and taking 1 gram metformin daily. Hba1c 5.4 I ve diagnosed 2years ago and continuously effecting on my health.

MBBS
General Physician,
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I ve varicocele in both testes
Grade 1 in right and grade to in left.
Its decreasing my serum T level
If I go for ...
whatever investigations you have done it is all within the normal range .hence you can go for surgical intervention if required. but I have one sought is it verecocele of scrota OK sac or hydrocele or testes.however you consult a surgeon. for assessment and further management.

Sir my father is a diabetic person & my grandmother was also diabetic so how many chances that I will become diabetic person. If yes then what are the precautions should be taken to prevent it please reply as much as soon as possible.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Sir my father is a diabetic person & my grandmother was also diabetic so how many chances that I will become diabetic...
Family history diabetes does make you prone to get diabetes. (t2dm). However, this is a preventable problem, meaning if you adapt a strict life style change. Few things to be done 1) regular exercise for more than 1 hour every day, 2) avoid deep fried foods & eat less sweets, 3) maintain weight near normal for your height 4) eat balanced diet, consume more green vegetables, if taking non vegetarian then avoid red meat, 5) avoid smoking and alcohol. (ideal body weight = height in cms - 100 x 0.9). If you follow thes guidelines you can prevent getting diabetes.
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Hello. My husband who is 29 years old. He has suffering from sugar disease. His weight is 83 kg and height is 5 ft 10-11 inch. How he will control weight and sugar/diabetes level. What diet should be taken. And how many weight for height should be need. Please tell me.

Diploma in dietetics, PG certificate in Diabetes Education, BPTh/BPT, Verified Certificate in Nutrition for health promotion and disease prevention
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Gurgaon
Hello. My husband who is 29 years old. He has suffering from sugar disease. His weight is 83 kg and height is 5 ft 10...
For 5 ft 10 inch, ideal weight is between 77-80 kg. He should avoid the following to lose weight as well as to control sugar levels: 1) sugar, gur, sweets, sugary items like jams, jellies etc. 2) processed and ready to eat food like chips, namkeens etc 3) refined flour or maida items 4) cut down on saturated fat or solid fats like ghee, butter 5) fried foods like pakodas, samosas etc following food items should be taken in moderation: 1) fruits- mango, litchi, chickoo, grapes and bananas 2) vegetables- patatoes, sweet patatoes and arbi 3) suji or semolina and white rice 4) nuts like dates, raisins etc he should include more fibre in the diet as fiber helps in controlling the blood sugar levels and also helps in losing weight. For this he should have plenty of vegetables and whole pulses. Ask him to include salad before both the meals. Hope this will help.
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Thyroid medicine take 50 mcg daily last 2 years. Reports r always normal. So I take medicine or stop. And thyroid test empty stomach or any time do.

MS - ENT,MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Kolkata
Hi  First: medicines are mandatory.  Otherwise you might have weight gain, muscle ache, sleep and anxiety issues as well as gynaecological and cardiac issues later. You need to get an USG neck done  and an FNAC USG guided of thyroid gland. FT3/FT4/TSH  If you have already done these tests Share on Lybrate I can help you better. Any history of alcohol  intake /fatty food /sugary food How much exercise do you get done every day? Ideally you should be doing a good mix of cardio, weights and crossfit  exercises to keep you healthy Together  with a balanced diet with optimum  healthy fat protein and carbs.  Avoid  deep fried fatty food and fast food. No soft drinks /sugary drinks. I am outlining  food you should avoid or restrict in Hypothyroidism. It's important  you maintain  your body weight exercise regularly. Weight gain increases thyroid hormone requirements.  Avoid cruciferous   group of veggies  like cabbage and broccoli. Avoid soya bean in all forms. No soya, nugget, chunk, tofu or milk. Limit their intake: Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, turnips, and bok choy. Cooking the vegetables can reduce the effect that cruciferous vegetables have on the thyroid gland. Limiting your intake to 5 ounces a day appears to have no adverse effect on thyroid function. Decrease gluten  intake from processed  food. Always try whole grain varieties of cereals which is rich in fibres and help improve  bowels (Take your thyroid replacement  medicine several hours before or several hours after food rich in fibres. Otherwise problem  with absorption  of hormone. 20 to 35 gram of fibres daily from all sources. Avoid excessive fatty (deep fried) and sugary food as hypothyroidism  causes your metabolism  to slow down &weight gain. Avoid highly salted food, chips, pickles, sauces as they Contain  large amount of sodium. Hypothyroidism  puts you at risk of high BP and excess sodium in salt aggravates Coffee  in excess. And coffee with thyroid hormone  replacement  can prevent absorption.  Alcohol. It is toxic to thyroid gland and prevents  hormone production and absorption. The problems of hypothyroidism  gets better with medicines, diet and exercise.  You will start  Better as the levels of your hormone normalises.  Initially  you need to do the TSH test every 6 weeks till normal TSH then every 3 months Diet /EXERCISE/Medicines/Sleep/meditation: 5 pillars of health needed to live the healthiest Hope this helps
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My friend has daily metro travelling of 1.5 hrs from home to ofc, and her legs got swelling most of the time and sometime it started paining also. What happened to her? Is she has thyroid as one her friend said so? What is the issue n solution? Any prescription?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
It could be due to prolonged standing/sitting/Excess salt intake/Less hemoglobin/ kidney problem. Get your urine examined for Re/Me, test your blood for hemoglobin. Blood urea/uric acid/creatimine and consult doct or with report for advice and treatment. Avoid prolong sitting/standing. Keep your foot end elevated, take less salt in diet.
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I am diabetic type-2 for last 6-7 years plus had cardiac arrest in Jan 2015. I take my cardiac related medication regularly and medication for diabetes; while my blood sugar level fluctuates rather wildly. I walk more than 8000 steps every morning for almost one hour get back home have coffee without sugar (for last 12-15 years) with two biscuits (Marie), followed by breakfast {Idly 3/4 or Dosa 2 or Upma 2 scoops or 2/3 slices of wheat bread with one egg} I have a small sized mug of porridge around 10/11am followed by lunch at 1pm {Rice (2/3 laddles) or chapati (2), subzi two scoops, liquid curry 2 scoops & yogurt 2 scoops}. Some days only there is evening coffee or tea w/o sugar and some biscuits 2nos or poha dry}. Dinner is almost same (if rice for lunch then wheat for dinner}. There is a lot of physical activity done around house plus climbing from GF to FF to roof top. Presently medication is; (a) PRAX A 75 (0-1-0), (b) Istavel 100mg (1-0-0) (c) Cardivas CR 10 (1-0-0),(d) A to Z (1-0-0) {Multi vitamin tablets} (e) Rozavel F (0-0-1), (f) Diamicron Mr. 30mg (0-0-1) Walking is no problem except need to do a slower start than what was done earlier feeling is pleasant pain & tiredness very brief which is naturally cooled off sitting shade on terrace reading morning newspapers. I can easily walk same distance in evening. Sugar level is fluctuating sometimes as low as 88/120 to as high as 150/210? How do I ensure it remains steady and thro what control? Diet? Please advice.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am diabetic type-2 for last 6-7 years plus had cardiac arrest in Jan 2015. I take my cardiac related medication reg...
You are perfectly following a diabetic diet and the sugar levels you mentioned are minor fluctuations and need not require extra medication
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Hi, My HBA1C is 6.4 and Fasting, PP and Random are 75-80, 100-106, 81-90 = Tested four times in a month. Do you think that I am prediabetic?

MBBS, MD - General Medicine
General Physician, Delhi
Your fasting and pp are fine ...but yes according to hba1c you are prediabetic 5.7 to 6.5 pls check your hba1c....again..
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How to deal with diabetes. At present I am taking 13 mg medicine and my sugar rendam is 140 or 6. 5.

Diploma - Diploma - OLO - Rhino-Laryngology
Acupuncturist, Indore
Only acupressure is best option to avoid harmful use of medicine u can use methi dana power soaked overnight check your lifestyle n diet.
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Me, a 48 years old, male, 6'1" 79 KGS. My blood test shows uric acid to be 7.25 mg/DL. Since it is a border line case, on the higher side, can you please suggest me diet to reduce the uric acid? Please note that I am doing regular exercise I. E. 26 kms cycling and 26 kms running, each, per week. So, while suggesting diet, my requirements, in view of my activity. Thanks.

(M.D.Accu), Diploma in Naturopathy & Yogic Science YS)
Acupuncturist, Delhi
Me, a 48 years old, male, 6'1" 79 KGS. My blood test shows uric acid to be 7.25 mg/DL. Since it is a border line case...
Water water flushes out toxins including excess uric acid from the body. Have at least 10- 12 glasses of water daily. Apple malic acid in apple neutralizes uric acid and thus provides relief to the sufferers. You should consume one apple daily after a meal. Lime the citric acid found in lime is a solvent of the uric acid. The juice of half a lime squeezed into a glass of water should be taken twice daily. French bean juice another effective home remedy for gout is french beans juice. The healthy juice can be consumed twice everyday for treating gout or high uric acid. Celery seed this is a popular home remedy to lower uric acid levels in the body. Have celery seeds extract to get best results. Eat 1 teaspoon flex seeds after meal. Drink wheat grass juice in early morning.
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I'm 40 years old male suffering from diabetes for the last one year what are the p recautions to be taken to cure it and diet restrictions.

MBBS, MD Obs & Gynae, FNB Reproductive Medicine
Gynaecologist, Jalandhar
STRICT DIET CONTROL avoid junk,oily,spicy food. avoid chocolates, ice-creams,etc potatoes are not good. very sweet fruits like mango,chikoo and bananas should be avoided
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My uric acid is 6 and I'm suffering from joint pains. My age is 22. I'm already taking treatment for this. Doc said I have starting stage of arthritis also. Wht should I do? should I take homeopathy treatment or allopathy? now I'm taking allopathy. Suggest me a solution.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
My uric acid is 6 and I'm suffering from joint pains. My age is 22. I'm already taking treatment for this. Doc said I...
you can choose which pathy will you wants. Avoid protein diets,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. Bencid 500 mg once a day.
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Causes and Treatment of Gestational Diabetes

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Chennai
Causes and Treatment of Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes is a form of diabetes where the blood sugar levels of the body increase during pregnancy. When you are expecting, your body is more repellent to insulin so that a larger amount of glucose is manufactured for the baby’s nourishment. However, this excess blood glucose can build up within the body which causes gestational diabetes. This can lead to health problems for both the mother and the baby. At the end of the gestational period i.e. once the baby is delivered, blood sugar reduces to normal.

When are you at a risk for gestational diabetes?

  1. Gestational diabetes can also be hereditary. If a family member or a relative has diabetes, you are more likely to develop gestational diabetes.

  2. If you are overweight, you are more susceptible to developing gestational diabetes.

What causes gestational diabetes?

During pregnancy, the placenta connects your baby to the blood supply. This produces other hormones which reduce the levels of insulin. This increases the level of blood sugar in your blood. As your baby develops, your body manufactures more of such hormones which block your insulin levels leading to gestational diabetes. This usually occurs from the 20th week of your pregnancy.

Complications:

  1. Increase in Birth Weight – Extra glucose crosses through the placenta which instigates the baby’s pancreas to manufacture more insulin. This can make your baby very large. Sometimes, it becomes difficult for the baby to pass through the birth canal during childbirth as a result.

  2. Premature Birth and Respiratory Diseases – High blood sugar may increase the risk of an early labor. It may make the baby due before the 37th week of pregnancy. This also makes the baby more susceptible to respiratory disorders.

  3. High Blood Pressure – Gestational diabetes also raises your risks for high blood pressure. This can be fatal for you as well as your baby’s health.

Treatment:

  1. Follow a healthy eating schedule. Limit the amount of carbohydrates and ensure you have a healthy and balanced meal.

  2. Do light exercises regularly during pregnancy. This helps you to control your blood sugar level. Physical activities which require low levels of energy utilization such as swimming and walking will control your blood sugar level without exerting you too much.

  3. Taking insulin shots and medicine for diabetes will also control your blood sugar levels if you have a pre-existing condition.
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Benefits of Exercising to Keep Diabetes in Check

MD - General Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Benefits of Exercising to Keep Diabetes in Check

Obesity and diabetes usually go hand in hand and both of them have one common solution that is physical exercise. It is a known solution to obesity related problems and after fat loss, many people have stated reduction in health problems caused by it.

However diabetes, whether caused by obesity or not can also be kept in check by regular physical exercise. Let's see how it does so:

1. Keeps body insulin in check: Exercising regularly ensures that insulin levels within your body are kept in check. Insulin is what makes the blood sugar get absorbed into the muscles for energy in the form of glucose. Thus this reduces blood sugar levels within the body and keeps the levels within the body under control for patients who have higher blood sugar counts.

2. Exercising helps reduce depression and stress: Exercising is known to have a very positive effect mentally as endorphins are released after a workout. This makes you feel happier and better about yourself and reduces stress or depression. Both depression and stress are known to have triggered Diabetes related issues in the long run and exercising can definitely help keep them in check.

3. Exercise can actually correct insulin resistance: It is a myth that people who suffer from insulin resistance cant benefit from exercise and it helps regulate resistance. If you start exercising and working out, then the insulin resistance is checked and regulated where in the capacity of the body to absorb blood sugar in the form of glucose actually increases.

4. Reduces chances of heart problems caused by diabetes: Diabetes increases the chance of heart problems and also the blocking of arteries through arteriosclerosis. These blockages could result in a heart attack or other related problems and exercising can help reduce their possibilities as well.

5. Exercising also helps to keep your appetite in check: It is known that proper exercising works as a hunger killer and thus will help control your appetite. This is good in two ways:

a) A controlled appetite will help you lose weight, which may be a contributing factor to your diabetes
b) If you have non obesity related diabetes, then appetite suppression will help you eat better and stop you from eating foods or untimely snacks that may contribute to blood sugar issues.

However, it is prudent to visit your doctor and discuss how you can optimize your exercise routine to get the best results.

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