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LifeAID Clinic - Bhajanpura, New Delhi

LifeAID Clinic - Bhajanpura

  4.5  (1317 ratings)

Endocrinologist Clinic

C 249 Thana Road Bhajanpura New Delhi
1 Doctor · ₹400
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Our medical care facility offers treatments from the best doctors in the field of Diabetologist.Customer service is provided by a highly trained, professional staff who look after your co......more
Our medical care facility offers treatments from the best doctors in the field of Diabetologist.Customer service is provided by a highly trained, professional staff who look after your comfort and care and are considerate of your time. Their focus is you.
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LifeAID Clinic - Bhajanpura is known for housing experienced Endocrinologists. Dr. Hanish Gupta, a well-reputed Endocrinologist, practices in New Delhi. Visit this medical health centre for Endocrinologists recommended by 104 patients.

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MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
Endocrinologist
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My mother has diabetes and ashtama. She has been discharged last week after asthma attack and she has very high sugar due to medrol. Doctor has been suggested Huma insulin 30/70 12unit morning and 14 unit night but her sugar levels is 400+.she is also taking tripade 2 twice in a day. She is not able to walk much as she is sick and oxygen. Before admitting to hospital she was taking galvus met 50/500 and diamiacorn xr 60 and glucobay.

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
Endocrinologist, Delhi
My mother has diabetes and ashtama. She has been discharged last week after asthma attack and she has very high sugar...
Firstly, You need to know that medrol is a steroid and steroids are medicines with lots of side-effects. I am sure that your doctor would have started your mother on steroids because her asthmatic condition would have endangered her life and he would have been left with no choice but to start steroids. I respect his decision and would urge you also to understand the urgencies that we as doctors face to save our patients - sometimes taking calculated risks! As a next step, the doctor would try to taper and stop medrol as soon as possible. Secondly, please remember that in emergency life threatening conditions, insulin is the best choice medicine for all diabetics in the world. I say, categorically "the world" - because if your mother was been treated in USA - ever there the doctors would have given her insulin only! So please don't stop or substitute insulin for the time being. Once your mother is stable - there will be other choices.
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I am suffering from erectile dysfunction, I am not getting proper erection, I am diabetic, pl advice treatment.

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
Endocrinologist, Delhi
I am suffering from erectile dysfunction, I am not getting proper erection, I am diabetic, pl advice treatment.
Diabetes leads to damage on the nerves of the body and due to damage to nerves the sensations for which these nerves are responsible which could be touch, pain, cold, hot etc would get compromised. Similarly the nerve responsible for excitation of the male organ also gets weak and diabetics suffer from Erectile dysfunction more than the general population. For detailed answer- please consult privately!
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I am 48 year old man. I have swelling in both my leg. I am a Diabetic & High BP patient since last 06 years. I am using MAT XL 25 & olmesar 40 mg for BP and ISTAMET 50/1000 for Sugar. My HB1C is 9.8 and BP averaging 95/140. Pl. Advice.

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
Endocrinologist, Delhi
I am 48 year old man. I have swelling in both my leg. I am a Diabetic & High BP patient since last 06 years. I am usi...
Swelling in both the limbs indicates that you have a problem that concerns the entire body as opposed to a local problem which will lead to a local swelling only (like swelling in one leg only). In your case swelling may mean a lot of things but I am more worried about your kidney functions which can lead to such cases very frequently in diabetics and BP patients. Hence as a forthright advice - please get Urine ACR (albumin Creatinine Ratio) and KFT test from reputed standardised lab in your area.
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Erection problem. While intercourse penis ejaculate quickly. Need advice how to increase intercourse timing.

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
Endocrinologist, Delhi
Erection problem. While intercourse penis ejaculate quickly. Need advice how to increase intercourse timing.
The hardness of your organ and excited state for your sexual act is all under the control of your mind. Your thoughts control it. If you become too excited - you will ejaculate and if you get less excited - you will never achieve arousal and hardness. Prolongation of sexual act is a mind game - rather than mechanical issue of the organ. For More detailed answer and evaluation for hormonal imbalances - use paid consults.
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Sir my pennis sometime does not get proper erection for sex and if it getting then it don't continue for long time so please help me. How I can improve my erection.

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
Endocrinologist, Delhi
Sir my pennis sometime does not get proper erection for sex and if it getting then it don't continue for long time so...
The hardness of your organ and excited state for your sexual act is all under the control of your mind. Your thoughts control it. If you become too excited - you will ejaculate and if you get less excited - you will never achieve arousal and hardness. Prolongation of sexual act is a mind game - rather than mechanical issue of the organ.
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I am 30 years old. And I am married. While doing sex with my wife. Sperm coming very fast and erection problem. I am getting at least two minutes long. Can you please give a suggestion.

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
Endocrinologist, Delhi
I am 30 years old. And I am married. While doing sex with my wife. Sperm coming very fast and erection problem. I am ...
The hardness of your organ and excited state for your sexual act is all under the control of your mind. Your thoughts control it. If you become too excited - you will ejaculate and if you get less excited - you will never achieve arousal and hardness. Prolongation of sexual act is a mind game - rather than mechanical issue of the organ.
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I'm a diabetic and high blood pressure. Everything is normal. I'm 53 years old. Give me a suggestions to have food for erection. Dysfunction. I am having a penegra 100 .in sexual time. Any side effect in penagram suggest me.

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
Endocrinologist, Delhi
I'm a diabetic and high blood pressure. Everything is normal. I'm 53 years old. Give me a suggestions to have food fo...
Your sex related problem are part of your diabetic complications. Diabetes has a profound impact on the nerves - if it remains uncontrolled. Hence, try to keep your diabetes under control at all times for better nerve rejuvenation.
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Side Effects of Diabetes Medicines During Pregnancy - What Everyone Should Know?

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
Endocrinologist, Delhi
Side Effects of Diabetes Medicines During Pregnancy - What Everyone Should Know?

Diabetes is a chronic disease, which is linked with a malfunction of the pituitary gland. Once this gland stops functioning properly, the body tends to absorb the glucose that comes from food, in order to create insulin. This creates diabetes of various kinds.

Here are the facts that you should know about diabetes during pregnancy and the side effects of diabetic drugs taken during pregnancy.

  1. Women may be suffering from Diabetes Mellitus before they conceive, or they may develop gestational diabetes after they have conceived. In either case, the blood sugar levels will be adversely affected and the baby will also be at risk of being born with the same condition. This will also have a bearing on the diabetes medication that may be administered to the expecting mother at such a time.
  2. Control over blood sugar during one's pregnancy is of utmost importance. This has to be done in a natural way, rather than with the help of medication. This is due to the fact that changes in the blood sugar level where the same goes beyond the normal range can result in birth defects if it is not controlled within the first 13 weeks of pregnancy.
  3. Choosing the diabetes medication methods during pregnancy is of utmost importance. One can choose to use a syringe or go in for oral medication, depending on how far the pregnancy is, as well as the level of the blood sugar.
  4. Doctors usually try to prescribe oral anti diabetic medication for women who are suffering from gestational diabetes as well as those who have been suffering from Diabetes Mellitus before the pregnancy.
  5. More than medication, the doctors suggest that the expecting mother should control her sugar levels with the help of proper diet, plenty of pregnancy-safe exercises as well as lower stress levels, which may trigger a sudden spike in the blood sugar levels, in many cases.
  6. Low carbohydrate intake is one of the best ways to ensure that the maternal sugar levels are low during pregnancy. This can prevent birth defects like a head that is too large for the body of the baby.
  7. The timing and the dosage of the medication must be carefully monitored and reported so that the patient is able to take charge of the glycemic control duration and dosage on her own. This will also help ensure that the pregnancy is a perfectly safe one with minimum complications.
  8. The above evaluation must happen on an at least weekly basis so that the medication is prescribed at the exact dosage as required by the patient’s body. This will ensure that the medicines do not cause any undue side effects on the pregnancy or the baby growing within the womb, at that time. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an endocrinologist.
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Can honey and lemon taken daily by the diabetics? Which natural or home remedies helps diabetics to reduce cholesterol level?

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
Endocrinologist, Delhi
Can honey and lemon taken daily by the diabetics? Which natural or home remedies helps diabetics to reduce cholestero...
Avoidance of high fatty food which is basically oily stuff with ghee, butter or oil is to be avoided for reduction of cholesterol level. This is the best remedy. You don't reduce anything by adding something to it. You reduce it by diminishing it from the body by means of reduction it in your diet.
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Diabetes - Factors That Put You At Risk!

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
Endocrinologist, Delhi
Diabetes - Factors That Put You At Risk!

Type 1 diabetes is commonly referred to as juvenile diabetes and is mostly witnessed among young people. It can also occur in adults. In this condition, the body doesn’t produce enough insulin or completely stops producing insulin. The immune system, which saves the body from foreign microbes, attacks the cells that are responsible for producing insulin. The treatment methods include taking insulin shots, oral insulin intake, taking healthy diet, increased physical activity and controlling blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

Type 2 diabetes is a condition wherein the body refuses to use insulin in order to carry glucose to each and every cell of the body. The pancreas try to produce more insulin in order to counter the condition but soon give up due to an increased blood pressure. The treatment plan includes medication, making lifestyle changes, and controlling blood-sugar and cholesterol levels.

Gestational diabetes is observed in many pregnant women. The hormones produced during pregnancy can block insulin to be used by the body. While insulin resistance is common during pregnancy, failure of the pancreas to fill in the additional insulin in the body can result in gestational diabetes. Women who are overweight are more likely to develop this condition. Although gestational diabetes goes automatically after the baby is born, it often recurs in the form of type 2 diabetes in a later stage of life.

Risk factors for diabetes

  1. Weight: Being overweight is a primary risk factor for diabetes. An increased amount of adipose tissue increases the risk of insulin resistance by the body. It is therefore essential to shed as much weight as one can to avoid diabetes.

  2. Inactivity: Immobility increases the risk of diabetes in a person. It stacks up glucose in the body, making it difficult for the body to use glucose and convert it into energy. A daily routine which is devoid of physical activity ensures fat storage in the body, which can turn into type 2 diabetes.

  3. Family history: Diabetes, especially type 2, is closely linked with family history. If a person has diabetes, it is very likely that his immediate family or extended family has a history of diabetes.

  4. Ethnicity: African-Americans, people from the Indian subcontinent, Latinos, etc., are more likely to suffer from diabetes compared to their American or European counterparts. Lifestyle and eating habits are the major reasons for diabetes in these races.

  5. Age: Age has a direct correlation with diabetes. The age group of 45–65 is considered to be more diabetes-prone. Inactivity, immobility, and an increase of sugar intake are some of the primary reasons for developing diabetes in this age group. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an endocrinologist.

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Can homeopathy treat a person with hypothyroidism with anti-tpo test resulting greater than 1300?

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
Endocrinologist, Delhi
Can homeopathy treat a person with hypothyroidism with anti-tpo test resulting greater than 1300?
Thyroid is a hormonal organ. Hormones are signals in our body which effect various vital processes of the body. You can link them to traffic lights for the smooth and safe flow of traffic in the body. Unfortunately due to several known and unknown reasons, some hormonal organs like thyroid start to underperform or over perform leading to hypo or hyper function respectively. When we prescribe medicine for hypothyroid patients - we just provide supplementation of deficient hormone in the body. We currently have no medicine to cure the thyroid gland - we just have medicine to fulfil the hormone that was supposed to be manufactured by the thyroid gland. Since the requirement is daily - that is why the medicine is given daily. Since the requirement is lifelong- thats why the medicine is lifelong!
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Diabetes - Can It Lead to Nerve Damage?

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
Endocrinologist, Delhi
Diabetes - Can It Lead to Nerve Damage?

Patients with diabetes are likely to suffer from nerve damage. This condition is known as diabetic neuropathy. An increase in the blood-sugar level can damage nerve fibres, especially in the legs and feet. Diabetic neuropathy is a common complication for people suffering from diabetes.

Types of neuropathy

  1. Peripheral neuropathy: This is the most frequently occurring form of diabetic neuropathy. It can affect the legs, feet, hands and arms of a person. Some of the common symptoms include numbness in the leg or arm, cramps, reduced reflexes and muscle weakness. This is accompanied by other problems such as joint pain, ulcers, and deformities.
  2. Autonomic neuropathy: This part of the nervous system controls the intestines, heart, stomach, lungs, eyes and sex organs. Diabetes can wreak havoc in these vital organs. Some of the common symptoms include bladder problems, vomiting, nausea, erectile malfunction, fluctuation in body temperature, decreased or increased sweating, and irregular heart rate.
  3. Radiculoplexus neuropathy: This form of neuropathy affects the nerves in areas such as the thighs, legs, buttocks, etc. This condition is mostly witnessed in people suffering from type 2 diabetes. The symptoms are often observed on one side of the body, which includes abdominal swelling, pain in the thigh, hip and buttock, weight loss, difficulty in getting up from a particular position.
  4. Mononeuropathy: This form of neuropathy attacks a particular nerve and is mostly found in older adults. It doesn’t have any long-term implications. Some of the symptoms include paralysis of the face, pain in the chest, difficulty in focusing the eye, and pain in the foot.

Risk factors of diabetic neuropathy

  1. Being overweight: An increase in body weight increases the chances of diabetic neuropathy. A body mass index (BMI) of greater than 24 is considered to be alarming for a patient suffering with diabetes.
  2. Smoking: Smoking narrows the arteries, thereby reducing the flow of blood to the feet and the legs. This increases the chance of diabetic neuropathy.
  3. Kidney disease: Diabetes can cause great damage to the kidneys, which increases the level of toxins in the body. This situation can aggravate to diabetic neuropathy.
  4. Poor control of blood-sugar levels: A poor control of blood-sugar levels is the biggest risk factor of diabetic neuropathy. Keeping the blood-sugar level under control helps the nerves to maintain a healthy condition.

Common complications of diabetic neuropathy

  1. Digestive problems: Nerve damage can lead to diseases such as diarrhoea, bloating, nausea, vomiting and a loss of appetite. It can also result in a disease called gastroparesis; this is a disease which doesn’t let the stomach empty at its usual rate.
  2. Limb loss: Gradual nerve damage can affect the limbs of the body. Diabetic neuropathy slowly damages the soft tissues and the skin, which eventually results in the loss of a limb. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an endocrinologist..
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I am 24 years olds. I am 1 year married .I have blood sugar but I want a baby please you help me what can I do get my baby.

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
Endocrinologist, Delhi
I am 24 years olds. I am 1 year married .I have blood sugar but I want a baby please you help me what can I do get my...
Patients of Diabetes have many fears pertaining to conception, pregnancy and effects of Diabetes on their newborn children. I would explain some things relating to diabetes and pregnancy to delineate precautions and expectations that a diabetes patient should have at the time of pregnancy. Diabetes has no particular effect on the ability to conceive - diabetics achieve pregnancy just like people without diabetes. But If you have diabetes, keeping your blood glucose as close to normal as possible before and during your pregnancy is important to stay healthy and have a healthy baby. The targets for sugar control that are normally expected without pregnancy are different from the sugar targets which are expected during pregnancy. The high sugar levels are maximally dangerous during the first 3 months of pregnancy because it is during this duration that baby's organ formation happens. Moreover, the choice of medicine that a doctor would make during pregnancy is based on the side effects of medicines and some medicines are generally avoided by doctors in pregnancy. More so, the most natural and easy medicine for Diabetes is INSULIN and any good diabetologist/endocrinologist would be prescribing more insulin during pregnancy than otherwise. I can be reached by anyone through private consults for specific information on their queries!
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Simple Yet Effective Lifestyle Changes to Help You Manage Diabetes!

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
Endocrinologist, Delhi
Simple Yet Effective Lifestyle Changes to Help You Manage Diabetes!

Keeping the blood sugar at the recommended level can be a challenging task at times. While timely medication is a key prerequisite for controlling diabetes, lifestyle changes plays an important role in keeping the blood sugar under control.

Here is a list of simple yet effective ways of managing diabetes.

  1. Food
    • Portion size and carbohydrate count: Carbohydrates are the single most important food element that impacts the level of blood sugar in body. People taking insulin shots should ensure that the portion size of carbohydrates does not exceed the recommended level. Maintaining a diary to keep a check on the carbohydrate count can help in this case.
    • Balanced diet: For people suffering from diabetes, it is necessary to have a good mix of fruits, vegetables, fat, starch and protein in each meal. Carbohydrates should be consumed in the form of fruits and whole grains. A doctor advice in this matter can be of great help.
    • Avoid sweetened beverages: Sweetened beverages with high sucrose and fructose content have high-calorie content that can directly impact the blood-sugar level. Refraining from these sweetened drinks is a must for diabetes patients.
  2. Exercise
    • Make an exercise plan: Exercising for half hour on a daily basis is highly beneficial for diabetes patients. It makes sense to consult a doctor about the type of exercise that can be done regularly. The right mix of aerobic, cardio and muscle exercise should do the trick.
    • Stay hydrated: Staying hydrated is very important during exercise. Dehydration can bring down the blood-sugar level drastically.
    • Be prepared: Carrying a small dose of glucose or a snack can come in handy. In case the blood-sugar level drops to an alarming level while exercising, the glucose will ensure that it brings it back to normal quickly.
  3. Alcohol
    • Follow the doctor’s instruction: Alcohol is known to cause a lot of complications for diabetic patients. For people whose diabetes is under control, make sure that the doctor gives his go ahead for alcohol consumption.
    • Drink carefully: If you get a doctors nod to drink make sure that dry wines and light beer are consumed. These drinks tend to have lesser calories and carbohydrates. Their impact on the blood-sugar level, therefore, becomes minimal.
  4. Stress
    • Pattern: Stress greatly increases the blood-sugar level. While it is difficult to be stress-free, try to look for a pattern by checking the blood-sugar level after prolonged stress. This will help to identify a pattern which can then be addressed with methods such as yoga, hobby practicing, laughter therapy, etc.
    • Get help: Stress management is not an easy task. If stress cannot be controlled with a conventional approached, it makes sense to get professional help to reduce stress.
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Diabetes - How it Affects Your Skin?

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
Endocrinologist, Delhi
Diabetes - How it Affects Your Skin?

Diabetes is a serious disease, but if properly managed is not life threatening. Diabetes can be explained as the body’s inability to regulate insulin production. This leads to fluctuations in blood sugar levels. This disease affects every part of the body including the skin. For some people, a rash is among the first few symptoms of diabetes. Most diabetic patients suffer from a skin condition at some point or the other. Here are a few common skin ailments that affect diabetic patients.

  1. Bacterial infections: A weakened immune system makes diabetics more vulnerable to bacterial infections than normal. These bacterial infections can be typically seen in the form of styles on the eyelid, boils, carbuncles and nail infections. They usually make the skin around the infected area red, inflamed and painful. Most skin bacterial skin ailments can be treated with antibiotic creams and pills.
  2. Fungal infections: One of the most common fungal infections that diabetic patients suffer from is known as Candida albicans. This ailment is characterised by a red, itchy rash that is surrounded by small blisters. It is caused by yeast-like fungus and usually found in moist areas like the armpits or between the toes. Other fungal infections that affect diabetic patients include ringworm, jock itch, athlete’s foot and vaginal yeast infections.
  3. Itchy skin: Diabetics often suffer from itchiness that could be triggered by yeast infections, dry skin and poor circulation. People with poor circulation will find their calves and feet to be the itchiest part of the body, While poor circulation and yeast infections may need medical attention, dry skin can be easily treated by keeping the skin internally and externally hydrated along with the use of a mild moisturising soap.
  4. Vitiligo: This is a skin condition where the melanin producing cells in the skin are destroyed. This leads to a patchy appearance that can be typically seen on the hands, face and chest. Vitiligo is considered to be an autoimmune disease like diabetes and has no known cause or cure. Sunscreen is a must for diabetic patients suffering from vitiligo as the unpigmented skin has no protection from UV radiation.
  5. Diabetic blisters: Patients with severe diabetes may also suffer from diabetic blisters. These blisters usually occur on the extremities of the body and resemble blisters caused by burns. They are usually pain-free and heal on their own.
  6. Disseminated granuloma annular: This condition is characterised by a ring or arc shaped areas on the skin. They can usually be seen on the fingers and ears but may also occur in the chest and abdomen. This rash may be reddish or skin coloured. Medical treatment is not generally required for this condition. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an endocrinologist.
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Hi I have got sgot is. 54 sgpt 63. Alk phosphate 160 glucose fasting 151. Please suggest what to do. Its serious or I recover.

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
Endocrinologist, Delhi
Hi I have got sgot is. 54 sgpt 63. Alk phosphate 160 glucose fasting 151. Please suggest what to do. Its serious or I...
The SGOT and SGPT are liver enzymes- and they are raised but not high enough to call it a serious problem. Your Fasting Blood Sugar is high and that is definitely a serious problem. If you already know that you have diabetes then you need advise to control it and if you don't know that whether you have diabetes or not then please get fasting tested again. If your fasting is more than 126 mg/dl on two separate occasions then you have diabetes!
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Hello doctor my mom has severe acidity problem. Presently she's having roles d twice a day. As Dr. prescribed. Still no change. What could be the reason.

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
Endocrinologist, Delhi
Hello doctor my mom has severe acidity problem. Presently she's having roles d twice a day. As Dr. prescribed. Still ...
Problem of acidity is a tendency in which your stomach starts to produce more acid than required for the digestions of your food. In such a case when there is irregularity in the timings of the meal or there is intake of spicy and oily food items then there is production of even more acid. In such a situation only by the help of medicines it is difficult to achieve relief. A balance should also be made between type of diet, Regular timings of diet and good healthy lifestyle with emphasis on proper sleep. For diet - Fruits are especially recommended because they have an excellent role in prevention of acidity.
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My daughter is 16 years old having hypothyroidism. Doctor said lifelong tablet should be taken. Is there any remedy to get rid of it permanently.

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
Endocrinologist, Delhi
My daughter is 16 years old having hypothyroidism. Doctor said lifelong tablet should be taken. Is there any remedy t...
Thyroid is a hormonal organ. Hormones are signals in our body which effect various vital processes of the body. You can link them to traffic lights for the smooth and safe flow of traffic in the body. Unfortunately due to several known and unknown reasons, some hormonal organs like thyroid start to underperform or over perform leading to hypo or hyper function respectively. When we prescribe medicine for hypothyroid patients - we just provide supplementation of deficient hormone in the body. We currently have no medicine to cure the thyroid gland - we just have medicine to fulfil the hormone that was supposed to be manufactured by the thyroid gland. Since the requirement is daily - that is why the medicine is given daily. Since the requirement is lifelong- thats why the medicine is lifelong!
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How to Detect Diabetes

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Endocrinologist, Delhi
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Symptoms and Tests to Diagnose Diabetes

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Silent Thyroiditis - Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
Endocrinologist, Delhi
Silent Thyroiditis - Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

The thyroid gland influences almost all the metabolic processes in the human body through the hormones it releases. The swelling or inflammation of this butterfly-shaped gland, when triggered by an immune response is known as Silent Thyroiditis. It can lead to hyperthyroidism i.e. the overproduction of hormones followed by hypothyroidism or insufficient hormone production.

The exact cause of this thyroid disorder is unknown but it is known to affect more women than men. Women who have just delivered a baby are also more vulnerable to this disorder. Some of the probable causes for this condition are autoimmune responses, discontinuation of steroid therapy, removal of the adrenal gland and treatment for cancer. A family history of silent thyroiditis can also increase a person’s risk of suffering from this disease.

In its early stages, the symptoms of this disorder are those of a hyperactive thyroid gland. These symptoms can last for as long as 3 months. In most cases, these symptoms are mild. In some cases, people may not experience these symptoms at all and may only notice symptoms of the second stage of this disorder or hypothyroidism. The most commonly experienced symptoms of this disorder include:

  1. Insomnia or difficulty falling asleep

  2. Tiredness and weakness

  3. Frequent bowel movements

  4. Intolerance towards heat and excessive sweating

  5. Increased appetite

  6. Weight loss

  7. Irregular menstruation: this may be short in the early stages and heavy in later stages

  8. Muscle cramps

  9. Irritability

  10. Nervousness and palpitations

  11. Hair loss and dry skin

Silent Thyroiditis can be diagnosed by a doctor through a physical examination and a few tests. Some of the signs your doctor will look out for are:

  1. An enlarged thyroid gland

  2. Faster heart rate

  3. Involuntary trembling or shaking of hands

In addition to this test results which indicate Silent Thyroiditis are:

  1. A reduced radioactive iodine uptake

  2. Increased levels of T3 and T4 thyroid hormones in the blood

  3. Presence of white blood cells in a thyroid biopsy

An early diagnosis can help make the treatment of this disorder easier. The treatment of this disease is dependent on the symptoms showcased. Beta blockers are commonly prescribed to relieve the excessive sweating and rapid heartbeat.

In most cases, the acute phase of this disorder will end in three months and the condition will resolve itself within a year. Over time, some people may develop hypothyroidism as a result of this condition. Hence, you should get yourself regularly checked up even after the symptoms have disappeared. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an endocrinologist..

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