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Dr. Zahir Hussain  - Endocrinologist, Chennai

Dr. Zahir Hussain

MCh endocrine surgery, MBBS

Endocrinologist, Chennai

29 Years Experience  ·  400 at clinic
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Dr. Zahir Hussain MCh endocrine surgery, MBBS 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....more
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Dr. Zahir Hussain is a renowned Endocrinologist in Anna Salai, Chennai. He has been a practicing Endocrinologist for 29 years. He has done MCh endocrine surgery, MBBS . You can meet Dr. Zahir Hussain personally at aara thyroid and endocrine clinic in Anna Salai, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Zahir Hussain on Lybrate.com.

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MCh endocrine surgery - madras medical college - 2011
MBBS - Madurai Medical College - 1988
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The Tamil Nadu M.G.R. University medal
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Indian Medical Association (IMA)
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Indian Association of Endocrine Surgeons
Association of Surgeons of India (ASI)

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My wife age 40 she is suffering from hyperthyroidism since 3, 4years just few days her, s heart beating is irregular how her's problem is solving?

Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
Dear you need to visit a thyroid specialist or an endocrinologist to check whether your wife's thyroid is under control.
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Hi Doc, I have a feeling of gas in my food tract. Above the chest and below the neck. Had outside food, lots of sugar cane juice etc. The feeling of bloating is more pronounced while sitting and lying down. Please suggest.

DRCH, BHMS
Homeopath, Bareilly
Hi Doc,
I have a feeling of gas in my food tract. Above the chest and below the neck. Had outside food, lots of sugar...
Avoid eating too rich and highly spicy food. Have walk for some time after eating. Take homeopathic nux vomica 30, 4 pills 4 times daily for two days and report me the condition.
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IS IT A MYTH OR REALITY THAT IN DIABETES THERE IS AN ERECTION problem. HOW TO OVER COME IT.

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
IS IT A MYTH OR REALITY THAT IN DIABETES THERE IS AN ERECTION problem.
HOW TO OVER COME IT.
Hello- Its a fact not a myth. Healthy body metabolism can produce a healthy sexual system. Diabetes is a metabolic disorder and is always associated with sex problems like early ejaculation, erectile dysfunction or loss of interest in sex. Normal sex medicines will not be beneficial in a diabetic person. You need to start specialized Vajikarana treatment of ayurveda which contains aphrodisiacs specially made of the diabetic patients.
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Is there any possibles of getting delay in period if TSH is very high T3 and t4 is normal.

MBBS, DNB - Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Is there any possibles of getting delay in period if TSH is very high T3 and t4 is normal.
Hi lybrate-user yes hypothyroidism is one of the cause of delayed periods. Lethargy, weakness, obesity are other problems related to having high TSH. It needs proper treatment. U have subclinical hypothyroidism. U can msg me your reports on personal consultation so that I can tell you proper medication.
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I am 40 years old and unmarried. I am suffering from thyroid. Is it totally curable or a lifetime disease.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 40 years old and unmarried. I am suffering from thyroid. Is it totally curable or a lifetime disease.
if you are suffering from thyroid..you should take medicines for it life time..but do not worry..take treatment regularly.
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I am a 48 years old person I am suffer from uriq acid disease what is remedy for uric acid and locel docter says to me the kidney is not running in body that acid is oasse a damage part of body in storage the what is your opinion ?

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
There are many lifestyle and dietary guidelines that can be followed to protect against future flares or prevent gout or uric acid problems from occurring in the first instance: maintain a high fluid intake (2-4 liters a day) avoid alcohol maintain a healthy body weight eat a balanced diet limit fish, meat and poultry intake. If attempting to lose weight, avoid low-carbohydrate diets. If carbohydrate intake is insufficient, the body is unable to burn its own fat properly, releasing substances called ketones into the bloodstream. This results in a condition called ketosis that can increase the level of uric acid in the blood. It is most important to avoid foods that are high in purines, to ensure that the levels of uric acid in the blood do not get too high. Here is a list of high-purine foods to be wary of: beef kidneys brains dried beans and peas liver mackerel mushrooms lose some weight by walking or other exercise, avoid meats and get always be on a prescribed diet as prescribed by a registered dietitian. I am a registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator and a doctor, consult privately for detailed treatment plans using diet and medications.
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Hi, am 7 week 5 days pregnant in my recent report my tsh is 3.8 my doc has given me tab of 25 mg. I just want to know my tsh is nrml or not.

MBBS, DNB, Diploma Dyslipidemia, CCEBDM, CCMTD
General Physician, Gurgaon
Hi, am 7 week 5 days pregnant in my recent report my tsh is 3.8 my doc has given me tab of 25 mg. I just want to know...
Dear lybrate user with the limited amount of information provided it appears that you are hypothyroid and pregnant. Your doctor has done the right thing by supplementing you medication because during pregnancy your thyroid state should be well controlled and upto 2.5 had you not been pregnant there was no need for medication. Continue with medication as advised and repeat your tsh levels every 4 weeks preferably during entire pregnancy. Hope that solves your query. Anything more then please feel free to revert.
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Pre-Diabetes - Know The Importance of Portion Control!

Non-invasive Cardiology
Cardiologist, Thane
Pre-Diabetes - Know The Importance of Portion Control!

Pre-diabetes is a serious medical condition which puts you at higher risk for getting type 2 diabetes. But, there are a number of things that you can do, changes that you can make like avoiding certain foods, controlling the portions of your meal and the number of hours you exercise in a week that will help you prevent type 2 diabetes.

Without pulling any punches, let us say this very clearly that any healthy changes that you make during pre-diabetes will save you from an extremely serious disease called diabetes which kills due to various complications.

Type 2 Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes

  • What happens when you have type 2 diabetes is that your body does not produce enough insulin, the hormone that metabolizes sugar or is not able to use it properly. Your blood sugar therefore, shoots up alarmingly causing all the diabetes symptoms we already know of.
  • Pre-diabetes is a condition when your fasting blood sugar level is above normal. It is diagnosed through a blood test after you have fasted overnight.
  • Normal fasting sugar is 60 to 99 milligrams per deciliter and in pre-diabetes, it is 100 to 125 mg/dl, whereas diabetes sugar is 126 mg/dl or higher on 2 occasions.
  • If you have pre-diabetes, your doctor will counsel you about developing a lifestyle plan to reduce your risk of getting type 2 diabetes.
  • Most recommendations hover around losing 5-10 percent of your body weight if you are obese, more exercise and control of your portion size.

Portion size control for pre-diabetics

  • You will be advised to cut your calorie intake by 250 to 500 hundred calories per day if you are overweight.
  • Certain foods which are basically carbohydrates will go off your plate forever. Carbohydrates are high glycemic index foods as they convert to sugar very fast in the body and trigger insulin.
  • This means sweets, rice, cookies, pasta, chips, desserts, tortillas and even a few fruits which are high in sugar like Litchis and mangoes have to be excised from your pre-diabetes diet plan.
  • And, so should sodas, cold drinks, smoothies, fruit juices alcohol, tea and coffee with sugar…
  • Remember, proper serving size is crucial to preventing full-blown diabetes.
  • Let’s take a look at how you can do this as a pre-diabetic-

Essentially, portion control for pre-diabetics is geared towards managing

  • Calorie intake, especially important for those carrying extra body weight
  • Carbohydrate intake

Managing calorie intake

  • Pre-diabetics should keep the calories from carbs to the minimum. They should get their maximum calories from proteins and fats.
  • Which means their plates should have more lean meats and eggs, less fats and minimum amounts of carbs, like wheat.
  • This has a number of benefits for blood glucose control. Eating more fat and protein-based foods will limit the uptake of sugar from your bloodstream. Fat is insulin-neutral and so are proteins. This means they don’t trigger insulin.
  • Since an increased waist size is associated with decreased sensitivity to insulin, keeping your calories down by eating moderate portions of food is the best way to stop progression to full-blown diabetes.

Managing carbohydrate intake

  • Pre-diabetes means that your body doesn’t tolerate carbohydrates. Think of it like this, in a meal, having half a banana is all your body can tolerate in terms of carbs.
  • Use can also use the plate method which involves dividing up your plate into sections for different food groups. It helps you to keep control of portion sizes as well as helping you to enjoy a well balanced diet. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can ask a free question.
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My father age is 50 diabetic patient, sugar level 230, how it can reduce, what are the food he can take, what is the easiest way to control the sugar level, per day how many hours can walk? Or any other exercise he can do or not? Like yoga and gym exercise.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My father age is 50 diabetic patient, sugar level 230, how it can reduce, what are the food he can take, what is the ...
Mr. lybrate-user, If a person has confirmed diabetes (T2), then it is essential to take appropriate drug treatment, either oral or Insulin depending upon severity of the condition. Secondly along with drugs regular exercise for 1 hour a day (brisk walking) is a must. Maintenance of near normal weight is also necessary. Plus patient has to take a restricted diet that provides exact calories based on ideal body weight, extent of exercise and glucose levels. Any exercise is fine. Thanks.
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I'm 43 years old, suffering from thyroid, feeling very lazy & it increased food consumption, no sugar, what I should take care so that I feel freshv& energetic again? my weight is 103 kgs.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I'm 43 years old, suffering from thyroid, feeling very lazy & it increased food consumption, no sugar, what I should ...
IN HYPOTHYROIDISM:--- 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 iron medicines. Avoid bad habits . Avoid stress. Some Relax during work.go walk daily.avoid oily foods,junk foods. Do Tests T3,T4,TSH EVERY 3 TO 6 MONTHS. 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, Hormone therapy. you can take 1 tab. charcoal at night for constipation. and tab. mecobala 500mcg once a day for weakness.
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How to Reduce Diabetes or Control Blood Sugar levels ??

MD-Physician, PGDCC
Cardiologist, Jaipur
How to Reduce Diabetes or Control Blood Sugar levels ??
If you are a diabetic or have a risk of getting it, this are the simple things to remember to control blood sugar levels.

1. Exercise regularly. 30 mins in the morning and 30 mins in the evening minimum.
2. Avoid extra calories. Even extra carbs can be converted to sugars and damage you.
4. Avoid white things. Sugars, rice, sweets, maida.
5. Sugar free sweets are same. Don; t eat it!
6. Check blood sugar regularly- at least once a 15 days of you are a diabetic, and once every 3 months if you are above 40 years.
7. Never to stop or change your diabetic medication without your doctor's advise.

From some days m feeling very tired and sleepy and feeling so week. please give me good suggestions actually m thyroid patient and also b.p low problem so its all problem is due to thyroid problem?

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
1. Eat well – Take a balanced Diet comprising of 45% carbohydrate, 30% protein and 25% protein, plenty of green leafy vegetables, fruits. Don’t over eat. Avoid junk, spicy, oily, high calorie, cholesterol rich diet, don’t skip your breakfast. Take warm, homemade food. Avoid food and drink from outside. Don’t skip or postpone your meal. Minimize consumption of refined grains like white rice, white bread, sugary or refined food. 2. Keep hydrated- Drink 2 liters /6-8 glasses of water daily 3. Do regular exercise for one hour daily like brisk walking/Jugging etc 4. Take adequate rest- 7-8 hours of sound sleep in the night is required to remain healthy 5. Avoid stress, anxiety, depression, agitation etc 6. Find time for relaxation and enjoyments with friends and family 7. Practice yoga, meditation and deep breathing exercise to calm your mind, control emotion, improve concentration and relieve stress 8. Develop hobby, Learn new skill 9.Go for detail Annual Health check up.
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Diabetes - Lifestyle Changes Are a Must To Cope With It!

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DNB, DM - Endocrinology
Endocrinologist, Gurgaon
Diabetes - Lifestyle Changes Are a Must To Cope With It!

If you have just learned that you have been diagnosed with type A diabetes, what would you do to manage it? There are just a few ways of coping with it and they include controlling the blood-glucose levels, managing insulin levels, being fit and active, getting a well-regulated diet and obtaining emotional support from close ones.

  1. Getting proper advice: Type A diabetes implies that your pancreas are no longer able to produce insulin and now it is up to you to monitor your blood-sugar level and administer your insulin levels in order to get rid of the harmful effects of type A diabetes. Though your doctor would be able to advise you better whether you will need insulin injections or any medication, you can beat the negative impacts of diabetes with small and simple lifestyle changes.
  2. Exercise to be fit and healthy: Working out is key to proper diabetes care. In addition to all the benefits you can reap by being fit and active, your diabetes would also respond with stable and lowered glucose levels. With type A diabetes, it is essential to know how your body reciprocates before, during and after exercise, and take proper precautions for treating hypoglycemia or low blood sugar. Your healthcare provider would be able to guide you better and etch out a fitness plan on the basis of your clinical requirements.
  3. Dietary changes for optimum nutrition: Obtaining a perfect dose of nutrition is a crucial piece of the puzzle to cope with diabetes, and it is quite difficult to figure out. Contrary to the popular belief, being diagnosed with type A diabetes doesn’t really mean that you will have to feel deprived and starve. A wide array of delicious meals, snacks, fruits and vegetables await you to be explored. Indulge in citrus fruits, beans, green leafy vegetables, berries, fish rich in omega-3 fatty acid contents, and whole grains to your heart’s content.

Though it is often undermined, emotional support plays a very significant role in caring for those affected with diabetes, regardless of its type. If you are presently combating with type A diabetes, connect with people who go through the similar pain of measuring the daily carbohydrate count, testing the blood-sugar levels endless times in a day and dealing with emotional highs and lows brought about by diabetes. These few things can bring a huge positive difference in your life. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Endocrinologist.

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SHE have thyroid problem, and Dr. advised her to lose weight. I want to know what will be the best way or any supplement to lose weight for her?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Noida
SHE have thyroid problem, and Dr. advised her to lose weight. I want to know what will be the best way or any supplem...
Keeping the hormonal levels normal is most essential, though she may choose any of the modalities for weight loss. Yoga helps to keep thyroid hormone within normal limits. She may choose ayurvedic massages and diet counselling to start with and adding yoga when her body is ready for and continue it in long term.
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I have heard that norms of 100-140 figures were designed by vested intrests some time in 1891. They have lost relevence today. Is it so. Most of the persons who consider themselves as diabetic, dont have to face any adverse effect on health. Please tell me the norms in my case. I am 55 yr old married man, with an active life.

M B B S, M. D (Internal Medicine)
General Physician, Nellore
May I know what is your source of information? Usually, such statements are made by irrational, unscientific alarmists who do not have anything better to do. Is your source a verified, peer reviewed source in modern allopathic medicine? or is it some other branch of medicine or baba or swami?
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I have diabetes from last 10 year. Sugar fasting 122 pp 160 I am taking volix. 2.

CDIABT, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
I have diabetes from last 10 year. Sugar fasting 122 pp 160
I am taking volix. 2.
For diabetes follow a diet low in carbohydrate, low in fat and high in fibre. Avoid bakery products. Avoid too much rice and potato. Avoid fried stuff. Avoid chocolate, cakes, ice cream, soft drinks and fruit juices. Eat lots of vegetables. Walk for at least 30 minutes a day for 5 days in a week. Your sugar level are under control. Keep it up.
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I AM DIABETIC FOR THE LAST EIGHT YEARS. I CONTROL DIET BUT WEIGHT REDUCTION IS NOT EFFECTIVE. NOW I AM 71 KGS. BUT DOCTOR RECOMMENDS TO BE BETWEEN 58-60 KGS. PLEASE ADVICE ME.

MD - Internal Medicine, CCMD(Diabetology), PG Course in Diabetology, ADVANCED CERTIFICATE COURSE IN DIABETES
Diabetologist, Dehradun
Go for Exercise. 45-60 min a day,Effective diet plan,consult a dietitian& and can try Tab Orlistat. For Weight loss.& most important add Liraglutide in your Diabetes control treatment.
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She is suffering from thyroid its 13 how to reduce thyroid and how to loose weight.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
She is suffering from thyroid its 13 how to reduce thyroid and how to loose weight.
Pay close attention to your food choice. ·        Eat less carbohydrate food sources like chapatti, rice, noodles, pasta, bread etc as they help in gaining weight and storing fat. ·        While having lunch or dinner eat vegetables and dal to fill your stomach rather eating lots of chapattis or rice. ·        Have a healthy breakfast like poha, idli, upma, plain dosa, oats, dalia or khichdi with vegetables. ·        Eat a balance diet including good quality proteins like: fish, lean chicken and eggs. If you are a vegetarian then include skimmed milk, low fat paneer, butter milk, soy bean or soy milk in your diet. ·        Avoid ghee, butter or vanaspati. Prepare your diet with vegetable oil like sunflower, safflower soybean or olive oil. ·        Eat plenty of salads. ·        Eat fresh fruits including apple, orange, pineapple, papaya, sweet lime, berries, guava, watermelon, mask melon etc. ·        Avoid eating outside junk and fried foods like pizza, pasta, roll, burgers, cakes, chocolates and cookies. ·        Have an early dinner. The earlier the better, giving your system more time to digest the food. ·        Avoid cold drinks/alcohol as they add empty calories to your diet. ·        Avoid fat enriched milk products like cheese, sweets, full fat cream etc. ·        Drink 3 liters of water in a day. ·        Try to have less sugar in food and beverages. ·        Try to drink 2 cups of green tea in a day as green tea helps in weight loss by aiding digestion. ·        Avoid red meat like mutton, beef, lamb or pork. ·        Eat sprouts or roasted chana, whenever you feel hungry. Kindly upload your Thyroid profile reports and revert.
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I am 34 years old my hight is 5.6" and weight is 70 kg. I am thyroid patient. How do I reduce my weight.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am 34 years old my hight is 5.6" and weight is 70 kg. I am thyroid patient. How do I reduce my weight.
Mr. Lybrate-user, if you are having hypothyroidism and on treatment then tsh level should be between 3 to 4 milli units, then only efforts to reduce weight will benefit.
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