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Dr. Alka Kumar

Nuclear Medicine Physician, Delhi

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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
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Dr. Alka Kumar is a trusted Nuclear Medicine Physician in Rajender Nagar, Delhi. She is currently practising at Dr. Alka Kumar@BLK Super Speciality Hospital in Rajender Nagar, Delhi. Book an appointment online with Dr. Alka Kumar on Lybrate.com.

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Sir mujhe thakawat rahti hai. Mujhe salah dein. Maine blood test karwaya hai .thyroid profile me tsh high hai.

Advance BHRT Certification, Fellowship in BHRT & Longevity Medicine, Fellowship in Endocrinology, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Bangalore
Thyroid to treat karna pedega, saat mein Baki ke hormones aur Vitamin /mineral ki kami ke liye test karna padega. Agar aur koi kami ho to wo be treat karne se aap ki thakawat door hogi.
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My mother (58+ yrs) is currently under treatment for Hypothyroidism (Eltroxin 50 mcg), Hypertension (Olmezest 20 mg) & Osteoarthritis (stage-2) in knee joints. Since past couple of days, she feels cramp on the right foot, which pains specially during walking, rather than resting positions. She had applied 'Oxalgin Nanogel' but the pain seems to increase gradually. Although there is no swelling on the foot or ankle, but the veins of the foot look more prominent than normal. She had faced similar problems (on either left or right foot but not both) 5-6 times in past 3-4 months, but had never happened before. Is it simply a muscle cramp or, something serious (e.g. Related to heart, kidney or liver issues) ?

Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
My mother (58+ yrs) is currently under treatment for Hypothyroidism (Eltroxin 50 mcg), Hypertension (Olmezest 20 mg) ...
This is a general strain due to excessive walking or standing and for this you can follow these measures: one keep a pillow right under the knee while sleeping, next is you can keep ice in the painful area for about 5--10 minutes. One time you can do hot water fermentation that would help to reduce the muscle strain. Ice therapy would definitely help to reduce the inflammation. We also advise you to use knee cap which would help to prevent the knee from damaging further and also to maintain the quadriceps muscle tone. Simple knee exercises would help to strengthen the quadriceps muscle which is the key muscle. Specific knee exercises will also help ie. Keeping a soft ball underneath the knee and you have to keep pressing it. That's the simple exercise which will help you to strengthen the knee. We also advise you to use knee cap which would help to prevent the knee from damaging further and also to maintain the quadriceps muscle tone. That might be due to knee pain or it might be due to ankle pain. Our suggestion would be to do hot water fermentation along with cold (ice) therapy. You shall also keep a pillow under the knee while sleeping, next is you can keep ice in the painful area for about 5--10 minutes. Varicose veins are due to dilated, inflamed veins where there is reverse blood flow in the lower legs due to heavy density of blood. You can wear stockings to improve the blood circulation, can do leg massage using castor oil which pumps the blood and improves the blood circulation.
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Hi, I have thyroid problem, my Tsh level is higher. and also I miss my periods because of thyroid. I want to ask is it very serious problem during in pregnancy. Now I am not pregnant. I just want to know that is baby is fine if we take treatment for thyroid? Please give suggestions. Or is this disease is for lifetime?

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), DMAS, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Lucknow
Hi, I have thyroid problem, my Tsh level is higher. and also I miss my periods because of thyroid. I want to ask is i...
hi priya ur thyroid levels should be normal before starting a pregnancy. and if u r taking medications for same before pregnancy, u ll hv to continue it throughout pregnancy n after delivery as well.. There s no harm to the baby If ur thyroid levels r well in limits with medications. baby can get affected only if thyroid levels go very high or very low keep getting ur TSH levels checked at frequent intervals..
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I have cold from last 8 days along with cough no medicine is working. What to do?

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Ghaziabad
I have cold from last 8 days along with cough no medicine is working. What to do?
Honey 1 teaspoon at night along with sips of warm water frequently. Avoid cold drinks and cold food. It will settle down in 14 days if you take proper precautions.
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I have hypothyroidism. Taking levothyroxine 50 mcg. I have noticed frequent burps. Can levothyroxine produce gas?

MSc.PhD Nutrition & Diete, Jr. Research Fellowship for PhD, M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition - Dept. of Post Graduate Studies
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I have hypothyroidism. Taking levothyroxine 50 mcg. I have noticed frequent burps. Can levothyroxine produce gas?
Thyroid prob Hi Yours is a case of thyroid dysfunction. You have taken the right medication for the same? If you can avoid thyroid antagonisers in food like soya, jowar,bajra, cabbage, cauliflower,broccoli, mono sodium glutamate that's Chinese salt n so all Chinese food n a lot of processed foods too have it ; so it would be safer if you can read labels of processed foods and avoid it too .do get in touch with your lab reports for a private consult so I can help you select food in a wholistic way.
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I am suffering from hyperthyroidism and at the same time I am a married man and suffering from lose erection old suggest treatment.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am suffering from hyperthyroidism and at the same time I am a married man and suffering from lose erection old sugg...
Eat in hyperthyroidism: avoid salty foods, sea foods, whole milk, red meat, take vit-b12, vit-c, vit-d foods, barccoli, soya products, cauliflower, kale, fresh fruits and veg. Omega-3 fatty acid foods, For E. D. Take natural drop ginseng 10 drops with in 1 glass of water. Do ‘ KEGEL’ exercise daily. It is very effective for muscle of penis. Eat Green veg. Plenty of water. Fruits, Juice, dry fruits. Take hormones therapy. Avoid stress, alcohol, more smoking. Increase will-power.
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I m 19 years old boy? having testicular pain since one year testicular lump since 4 mnths chest pain since 1 Month breathing problem since 3 weeks knee-elbow-shoulder pain since 2 weeks am i having testicular cancer spreading through all over body? i m also having frequent and too less urination with yellow color n sometimes with pain.

M.B;B.S, P.G.(FAMILY MEDICINE), D.O.H.
General Physician, Hyderabad
You have multiple problems .You need complete evaluation by a good Chest Physician for other problems & general surgeon for testicles problem The possibility of cancer is only 10% don't be too anxious,this will create new problems support the both testicles by scrotal bandage,don't worry about he lump
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I am 20 years old female and my hairs are getting white with lot of splits ends. I am using l'oreal Paris Total repair shampoo with its conditioner. My hairs are thin n straight long. Washing hairs only once a week. I am a thyroid patient. But it is normal always. I maintain it. But what about hairs. please suggest me some steps that I should do or follow daily or anything that can fix my hairs problem. please reply me as soon as possible.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
I am 20 years old female and my hairs are getting white with lot of splits ends. I am using l'oreal Paris Total repai...
Premature greying of hair can be due to stress, smoking, nutritional deficiency, thyroid disorder, chemical use over hair etc. but most important cause is hereditary factor. As such nothing much can be done for premature greying esp if it is hereditary or familial. The hair that has turned white would remain so but its progression can be prevented to some extent by taking hair supplements containing calcium pantothenate and PABA. For the same you may take tablet follihair one daily. Food rich in proteins (like sprouts, lentils, soy products), vitamin A and B like whole wheat products, green leafy vegetables, carrots, yellow and orange fruits like mangoes, papayas, nuts like sunflower seeds, walnuts, sesame seeds provide minerals like copper which are essential for maintaining hair pigment. Hope that answers your query. Feel free to write back if having any doubts. Regards
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Parenting Tips for Fever in Children

M.Ch - Paediatric Surgery, MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy) (General Surgery) , DNB (General Surgery), MBBS
Pediatrician, Pune
Parenting Tips for Fever in Children

Fever in children is a very common phenomenon, but still parents absolutely dread it. It can completely break your heart to suddenly see a happy, healthy child not getting up from the bed. Your first instinct when that thermometer crosses that dreaded 100 degrees F is to rush to the doctor for an immediate cure. That is probably the best remedy as a doctor can often catch additional signs of any disease that you may miss out on. Beyond that, here is how you can understand about fever in children better and how you can help. Technically, your child has fever when the body temperature crosses 100.4 degrees F.
 
Some children manage to stay active even then, but slowly get bogged down with muscle pain or other accompanying symptoms like cold, diarrhea, vomiting etc. 

  • Causes: Fever is normally caused by the body's reaction to fighting an infection. (That is why most doctors say it's a sign of a robust immune system). When the body's natural defense system is stimulated, the core inner temperature rises, thereby making it harder for the bacteria and viruses that caused the infection to survive. Most fever subside on their own but that's a tough thing to accept as a parent who only wants to see their child up and running as soon as possible.
  • What you can do: Keep an eye on that temperature obviously. You need to find a doctor the moment the fever crosses the threshold temperature (101+ for less than three months olds, 102+ for 3-6 month olds and over 102 for older children). You should also see a doctor if there are accompanying symptoms or if you've given a dose of Paracetamol but the fever shows no sign of subsiding. It might happen at midnight and beyond, when no regular pediatrician is unavailable. So it is best to find out which hospital has an emergency center capable of handling such eventualities near your home. 
  • Fever medications: It is super important for parents to know that fever medications must be given in the correct dose at the right times based on a child's weight, age, and overall health. An overdose can lead you straight to the emergency room. Don't mix a cold/cough medication that also has a fever medication in it. 
  • Home remedies: Encourage your child to drink as much fluids as possible to prevent dehydration. Some doctors advise complete body sponging to bring down the temperature and this can be done as long as it doesn't cool the body too suddenly (there are contradictory notes on this practice, so do consult you doctor before your do this).

 As parent, it is important you equip yourself with the right knowledge before you provide treatment to your child. 

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Dear sir, I am 33 years old. I am suffering from primary hypothyroidism and high blood pressure last 15 month. My esonophil count is 11 which is out of range. I have ellergic problem. Please help me.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Dear sir, I am 33 years old. I am suffering from primary hypothyroidism and high blood pressure last 15 month. My eso...
Hello dear High triglycerides and cholesterol can cause atherosclerotic heart disease or narrowed coronary arteries in the heart can cause the symptoms of angina, when theheart muscle is not provided with enough oxygen to function. Decreased blood supply to the brain may be due to narrowed small arteries in the brain or because the larger carotidarteries in the neck may become blocked. This can result in a transient ischmic attack or stroke. Peripheral artery disease describes gradual narrowing of the arteries that supply the legs. During exercise , if the legs do not get enough blood supply, they can develop pain , called claudication . Other arteries in the body may also be affected by plaque buildup causing them to narrow, including the mesenteric arteries to the intestine and the renal arteries to the kidney. Change life style .do meditation,yoga, Go walk daily, do any one physically activity daily i.e.play any game., Avoid fast foods,oily foods,junk foods,alcohol,smoking,fatty foods, non-veg.,avoid stress,take plenty of water in day time. And 1 glass of water before bed at night. use flax oil, omega-3 fatty meal or cap., take .green veg., whole grain. Garlic,. Cod liver oil. Take anti cholesterol medicines . Cap. Ecosprin gold-10 at night daily. 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 can help, take tab. lcz for allergy.
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I am 63 years old I have thyroid since 25 years I am at present taking thyronorm 75 mgI did my tsh 2 days back. It is 3.31 Should I continue with the same dose or change.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am 63 years old I have thyroid since 25 years I am at present taking thyronorm 75 mgI did my tsh 2 days back. It is...
Your tsh value of 3.31 milli units/ml is really the ideal level when on treatment. It means the dose (75 mcg/day) is correct, there is no need to change it. Continue the same. But do check of tsh once in 6 months to see if level is ok.
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I have thyroid since 1 year and my tsh is 7.5. I have irregular periods due to pcod. My weight is 58kg n height is 5ft7in. I want to conceive what should I do? I already have history of abortion due to blighted ovum. So please help.

MBBS (Gold Medalist, Hons), MS (Obst and Gynae- Gold Medalist), DNB (Obst and Gynae), Fellow- Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (ACOG, USA), FIAOG
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
I have thyroid since 1 year and my tsh is 7.5. I have irregular periods due to pcod. My weight is 58kg n height is 5f...
For conception- control thyroid (<2.5) and control weight first. Also look for additional problems in you and your husband.
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Does thyroid affects during pregnancy? My wife is 4 months pregnant and diagnosed with thyroid.

BHMS
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Does thyroid affects during pregnancy? My wife is 4 months pregnant and diagnosed with thyroid.
Hello. Yes thyroid affect pregnancy. Consult a doctor for proper cure. Take proper treatment so that her pregnancy will go good.
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I am 21 years old living sedentary life. I have hypothyroidism. In last 3 years I gain weight around 7 kg. Now my weight is 67 kg. I want to do weight lose. How can I start.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I am 21 years old living sedentary life. I have hypothyroidism. In last 3 years I gain weight around 7 kg. Now my wei...
Best way to reduce fat is exercise and diet control. Take pranacharya medohar rasayn twice a day. Medohar guggul 2-2 twice a day. And pranacharya slim capsule 1-1 twice a day. Avoid junk food. Oily food. Fermented food. Alcohol consumption. Sugar. Milk products and sweets. Take oats and cereals more. And do pranayama early in the morning and walk for atleast 45 minutes a day. And do exercises. Dont sleep immediately after taking meal.
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I am a hyper thyroid patient. Kindly tell me is green coffee help me to reduce weight? Or tell me is there any side effects?

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
I am a hyper thyroid patient. Kindly tell me is green coffee help me to reduce weight? Or tell me is there any side e...
Hello- hyperthyroidism is always associated with high bmr. >beverages like coffee, green coffee, tea, green tea etc also raises the bmr. So it is not advisable for you to take green coffee.
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My 25 years sister has recently gaining 2-3 KGs unnecessarily. Mostly around the belly and the waistline. She has very active and healthy lifestyle. No recent changes in diet or lifestyle or anything. She did test for thyroid profile. Here are the results: 1. T3 (Tri-iodithyroxine), Serum - 95 ng/DL (Reference range: 70-149) 2. T4 (Thyroxine), Serum - 6.16 ug/DL (Reference range: 4.5-12.0) 3. TSH (Ultrasensitive), Serum - 0.546 uIU/ml (Reference range: 0.49-4.67) How do these results look? What could be the reason of increasing fat belly and weight? Please help. Thanks.

Vaidya Visharad
Sexologist, Narnaul
My 25 years sister has recently gaining 2-3 KGs unnecessarily. Mostly around the belly and the waistline. She has ver...
Water And Citrus Juices •Make sure that you consume at least 10 to 12 glasses of pure water every day. •You can also replace one or two glasses of water with citrus fruit juices like lemon juice or orange juice to provide you the natural vitamins that help in losing weight. •Water will help you to flush out the toxins in your body.
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My sister having pcos (26 years) and have hypothyroidism, does hypothyroidism causes birth of disable children?

MD (Medicine), BHMS, CGO
Homeopath, Mumbai
My sister having pcos (26 years) and have hypothyroidism, does hypothyroidism causes birth of disable children?
Hello lybrate user, thanks for writing, yes hypothyroidism can cause birth problem in child. If you want permanent cure for pcod ancient hypothyroidism take our research oriented homeopathic medicines for assures results. Tips for your sister, 1. Drink 10 glass water per day. 2. Avoid soybean, cabbage, broccoli. 3. Avoid stress. 4. Eat plenty vegetable and fruits.
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My co-sister has in thyroid. Tsh level is 7.5 and antibodi level is 1974. Please suggest, or is it harmful.&amp; give me a tips on diet for above. She is 22 yrs.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
My co-sister has in thyroid. Tsh level is 7.5 and antibodi level is 1974. Please suggest, or is it harmful.&amp; give...
In hypothyroidism:-- where there is 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 bad habits . Avoid stress. Some Relax during work. Go for walk, 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, avoid oily foods,junk foods, go for walk. Do Tests every 3 to 6 months. And consut doctor on time.
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I am suffering from hyperthyroidism problem. A doctor consult me that don't take medicine if you once take medicine then life time continuing. Please advice.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
first tell me your t3 t4 tsh values,tell me your symptoms..if u have hyperthyroidism of the range that requires medications ,then yes u have to take those for a pretty long time..but then what the issue??when one pill can cure your diseases why not take it than to suffer
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