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Dr. Rajiv Pahwa

MBBS, Postgraduate Diploma Clinical Cardiology (PGDCC)

Endocrinologist, Delhi

24 Years Experience  ·  200 at clinic
Dr. Rajiv Pahwa MBBS, Postgraduate Diploma Clinical Cardiology (PGDCC) Endocrinologist, Delhi
24 Years Experience  ·  200 at clinic  ·  ₹ online
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Dr. Rajiv Pahwa is an experienced Endocrinologist in Rohini, Delhi. He has been a practicing Endocrinologist for 24 years. He has completed MBBS, Postgraduate Diploma Clinical Cardiology (PGDCC). You can visit him at Pahwa Medical & Diabetes Clinic in Rohini, Delhi. Book an appointment online with Dr. Rajiv Pahwa and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Mysore University, - 1992
Postgraduate Diploma Clinical Cardiology (PGDCC) - IGNOU, - 2013
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Hindi
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Delhi Medical Association (DMA)

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I have blood sugar for last 6 years. Taking medicine regularly but not getting normal level. What to do.

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I have blood sugar for last 6 years. Taking medicine regularly but not getting normal level. What to do.
1.Do regular exercise 2.Reduce weight if overweight 3Control diet 4.Avoid sweets, excess calorie and carbohydrate rich diet, . 5.Adhere to a strict diabetic diet by consulting Dietitian 6.Monitor your fasting, PP blood sugar and Hba1c three monthly 7.Consult diabetologist for advice and treatment

I have sugar reading of 168 after food. Is this reading normal or is something required to be done on this.

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I have sugar reading of 168 after food. Is this reading normal or is something required to be done on this.
Blood sugar 168 mg/100 ml, is considered as pre-diabetic level or impaired blood glucose (igt). This normally does not need any treatment. But needs a lifestyle change, so that in future it does no progress to full fledged diabetes. Life style change includes daily exercise for 1 hour, brisk walking is good, avoiding sweets in excess, avoiding deep fried foods, junk foods, pastries and other bakery items, sweetened aerated drinks, products containing sweet corn syrup, highly processed food products. Plus refrain from alcohol and smoking totally.

Hello doctor! My father has diabetes (type 2), high cholesterol and high blood pressure. He is of 56 years old and of 5'5 height and 67 kgs. Can you please suggest a diet chart for a day for him, I'm really worried about him. And what other things which needs to be done to keep him healthy. Thank you doctor.

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Hello doctor! My father has diabetes (type 2), high cholesterol and high blood pressure. He is of 56 years old and of...
Hi lybrate-user, tell him take small & frequent meal. For type 2 diabetes avoid simple carbs & simple sugar in diet. Don't take sugar, gur, honey, juices, cold drink etc. Don't take potato and other starchy foods. Take more & more green leafy vegetables & salad. Meal gap should not be more than 3 hrs. For hypertension take low salt in diet. Don't use table salt, chips, papad, achar etc. Use less oil in cooking. Don't use ghee, butter, cream & fried foods. Do regular walk/exercise/ yoga or any other physical activity. I think it will help you, you can take an online diet consultation to get a chart.

What is the symptom of diabetes. And how to control the sugar level in human body?

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What is the symptom of diabetes. And how to control the sugar level in human body?
Increased thirst, appetite and urination are the early symptoms. Diabetes, often referred to by doctors as diabetes mellitus, describes a group of metabolic diseases in which the person has high blood glucose (blood sugar), either because insulin production is inadequate, or because the body's cells do not respond properly to insulin, or both. It is a difficult task to control blood sugar in the desired normal range. Whatever we eat is metabolised to sugar in the body to provide energy for our daily activities. For the absolute control, one has to monitor his / her blood sugar at regular intervals (Self-Monitoring of Blood glucose – SMBG). Though difficult, this can be done by a glucometer and keep a record. Get an idea of Fasting sugar (FBS) and 2 hours after food (PPBS), & HbA1C (inform me) and check before dinner and after every major food. The basic idea is to reduce the food intake to 1/3 of what you take now. The dictum of sugar control is diet, exercise, diet + medicine and at later stage medicine+ Insulin will be needed. There are different diet plans of varying calories for each person depending on his activity & life style. For sugar control there is the need for regular advice and follow up. Just one time consultation or advice is not enough to guide a diabetic in scientifically & medically correct manner. For giving you regular follow up you ask me with all details like your daily eating pattern and medicines you take.

Hiii mam. I am 19 years old girl, I am vry thin, my weight is 31, I take full nutrition, I eat weight gainer but doesn't seen any positive results, can I have thyroid. .plz answer me.

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Hiii mam. I am 19 years old girl, I am vry thin, my weight is 31, I take full nutrition, I eat weight gainer but does...
Hye, Thanks for the query. Weight is very dependent not only on metabolism but genetics as well. Just taking supplements will not help if your diet is not good. Also even if you are diagnosed to be having hyperthyroidism, your diet is plays a very important role in maintaining health. So start by improving your diet first. Gaining weight requires you to eat more calories than you burn. Although fried or sugary foods are calorie dense, eating them exclusively won’t provide enough nutrition to keep you energetic and healthy. Eating several meals and snacks throughout the day and including nutritious, calorie-dense food will help you gain weight healthfully. Weight gain depends primarily on your genetics, age, weight and activity level. To gain weight, you need to eat more calories than you burn. If you’re not used to eating large quantities of food at one time, you may find it difficult to fit all of your calories into three meals per day. Eating nutritious, calorie-dense foods every two to three hours will help you get your calories in without making you overly full and sluggish. If you tend to forget to eat or are always on the go, bring calorie-dense snacks such as eggs, mixed nuts, fruits and dairy. Nutritious, calorie-dense foods provide essential vitamins and minerals, which promote good health and energy. Adding ghee and cream to foods adds additional calories for very little extra physical bulk. Fruit juice, masala milk provides crucial nutrients. Meal-replacement shakes and protein powder sound like good options but also remember that unless your diet is not planned sadly they won't help.

I did a lipid test and my tsh (thyroid stimulating hormone) is 9.2.What does this mean. What should I do to get to normal.

CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
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lybrate-user, TSH 9.2 mU/L is high, but still falls in subclinical range. Treatment is advised once level crosses 10 mU/L. Sometimes even at these levels if there are troublesome symptoms of hypothyroidism present and T4 level is lower then treatment is advocated. Thanks.

I am 46 years and diabetic for the past 10 years with reasonable control and insulin dependent. I would like to know how does alcohol affect me since I consume two drinks every day.

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If the quantity of drink in 1 peg is 30 ml means 60 ml a day and you always maintained this and you have normal sugar levels and you feel comfortable with this then please continue.

I am 36 YO female. I have this weird problem of swelled foot. Which mostly occurred while I am on periods and that too in summer. Winters are fine for me. It's been 4-5 years now that I am facing this problem. The thyroid test came clear. Please help.

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I am 36 YO female. I have this weird problem of swelled foot. Which mostly occurred while I am on periods and that to...
Pls check your haemoglobin, if low, take iron. Hwever in some women fluid retention is maximum during this specific time. Use foot rest while sitting/ lying, dnt stand for too long.

I am suffering from severe hairfall. Almost 300 strands per day. I know 100 strands is normal. I do not have any medical conditions and hit the gym 6 days a week. Any suggestions.

Practical Course in Diabetology, POST GRADUATE COURSE IN DIABETOLOGY, MBBS
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I am suffering from severe hairfall. Almost 300 strands per day. I know 100 strands is normal. I do not have any medi...
Use antidandruff shampoo. Use keshkanti oil from ramdev at bedtime it is really effective do pranayam daily for ten minutes. Take tablet keralego eva daily for six months. Avoid junk food and fried food.

I am diabetic, however I am not comfortable with medication. After taking medicines for week long, I start feeling uncomfortable. I feel lots of dizziness and weakness with medication. Please suggest me some better way out to fight diabetes.

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I am diabetic, however I am not comfortable with medication. After taking medicines for week long, I start feeling un...
The only other way to fight diabetes is through weight loss. Worldwide, bariatric surgery has proven that weight loss is vital to diabetic reversal (a state where you are euglycemic without the need of any oral medication or insulin. A systematic review and meta-analysis of the english literature reported complete resolution of type 2 diabetes (defined as discontinuation of all diabetes-related medications and blood glucose levels within the normal range) in 78.1% of cases. But, there are two problems in this, first of all bariatric surgery is still very expensive in india (starts from rs 3-4 lakhs and above) secondly, it is not known clearly that all the benefits of post - bariatric surgery on diabetes reversal is entirely due to weight loss alone. On the other hand, dietary restriction and exercise (also known as lifestyle modification) can also theoretically cause weight loss and lead to diabetic reversal and has been tried world over. But, the fact remains that around 95% of weight loss achieved through lifestyle changes is short lived and does not translate into any benefit in the long run. Then there are stem cell therapies

The medication for diabetes should be taken before what time of dinner or lunch and how does the same work? Is the idea to control the diabetes during the peaking time after food? For how long is the peaking time after which it blood sugar level comes down? Kindly answer this for my clarity.

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The medication for diabetes should be taken before what time of dinner or lunch and how does the same work? Is the id...
Drugs like glimepiride, gliclazide, glinides etc are given before food about 30 to 40 minute earlier. Because they stimulate insulin secretion. So when food reached the gut, adequate insulin should be available. Metformin is usually given after food as in some taking it before food may cause gastrointestinal symptoms. But in combination mostly it is given before food. Voglibose and acarbose are given with food as they inhibit enzymes which convert disaccharides to glucose and delay the absorption. This dosing time is not related anything else. Usually after food it takes about 2 to 3 hours for glucose levels to come down. After about 8 to 10 hours glucose level is lowest.

Hi My husband who is 28 years is having pain and swelling in the foot with difficulty in walking! He has had that in past as well and was diagnosed with high uric acid levels! The recent test says the levels to be 8.5 Now he is on medication but the pain has not subsided! What can be done to normalise uric acid levels or will he hav to take the medication on a regular basis as suggested by the doctor? The medicines he is taking are- Colchicine 0.5 mg Etoshine 90 Superia 20 Febutaz to be started after 10 days Thanx in advance.

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My husband who is 28 years is having pain and swelling in the foot with difficulty in walking!
He has had that in ...
Lybrate-user, excess uric acid in some patients leads to gouty arthritis. This leads to swelling and pain in various joints. Most often great toe is first involved. The remedy is to take all those medications which your doctor has already prescribed. This condition comes in episodes. Whenever the attack comes it has to be treated with medicines. Along with that patient has to refrain from foods high in purines like red meat, organ meat, certain sea foods particularly fishes like sardines, scallops, herring, haddock, salmon, trout, mushrooms and mussels. Also avoid sweetened aerated drinks & alcohol. Eggs & milk products can be taken. Vegetables also are good. It is not a completely curable condition. Thanks.

I am 27 years & faceing the high uric acid problem. Pls advice the treatment of plantar fasciitis.

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For high uric acid take tablet zyloric 100 daily and after a week taper off painkillers and continue zyloric till your uric acid comes in normal range. Avoid non vegetarian food totally. Limit intake of milk and milk products, take small quantities of pulses. Avoid beans. Plantar fascitis takes its own time to heal. Give as much rest to foot as possible. Take painkillers regularly for few days and then only when needed. It can take few months to heal. If there is some problem in knee get it treated as it puts more pressure on foot.

I am suffering from thyroid and pcod and taking 50 mcg thyronorm now my tsh is under control that is 2. But I feel very tired all the time sum time I face pain in my back if I keep standing for long time for work. How to feel energetic and active.

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I am suffering from thyroid and pcod and taking 50 mcg thyronorm now my tsh is under control that  is 2. But I feel v...
Lybrate-user, it is good to know that hypothyroidism is in good control. Usually all symptoms like tiredness and fatigue disappear on good control of hypothyroidism. Since you still feel tired and less energetic, it better to get hb checked. Get a cbc done, which will give full blood cell details. Plus take healthy diet and exercise daily for 1 hour. Also do pranayam. Most often tiredness is more a mental problem. Once you start exercising you will start feeling better. For back pain to there are specific exercises to strengthen those muscles, I am sure once you start doing it you will feel better. Thanks.

I am 43 years old. Having Hypothyroid since last 12 years. My metabolism is very low. Always feel tired. I feel swelling on my body (water retention). Taking thyronorm 100 mcg.

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I am 43 years old. Having Hypothyroid since last 12 years. My metabolism is very low. Always feel tired. I feel swell...
Take low calorie and low sodium and high protein food. Don't take rice at night. 4-5 meals in a day in a frequent intervals. Take 1 glass of lukewarm water with 1 tsp of alsi powder in the morning and go for walk. Take 10-12glass of water. Don't take water immideatly after meal. Don't take coffee.

I m 38/m suffering from diabetes from last 10 year, and hypothyroid please suggest me what can I do. I taking gluconorm g1 fort and thyronorm 100 mg for high tsh but at this time both are normal.

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What is your tsh now and what was it at the time of diagnosis? what is your current fasting and post prandial blood glucose?

Diabetes in pregnancy

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
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Diabetes in pregnancy

What are the risk factors?

The risk factors commonly associated with an increased chance of developing gestational diabetes include:

Person is overweight or obese before pregnancy.
African-american, asian, hispanic, or native american origin.
Age is above 30.
Blood sugar levels are moderately high or pre-diabetic.
History of diabetes in the immediate family.
History of gestational diabetes in previous pregnancies.
Previous delivery of a baby weighing more than 9 pounds.




Diabetes in pregnancy

Which type of food is good for the patient of hypothyroidism? can you press tell me the ingredients.?

CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
Endocrinologist
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Which type of food is good for the patient of hypothyroidism? can you press tell me the ingredients.?
For a person with hypothyroidism foods containing soya and soya containing products, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, mustard should be avoided, along with coffee. Should consume more green vegetables, salads, fruits and use whole grain flour for making chapatis and rotis. In addition regular exercise is equally important.

My mother blood percentage is 6% instead of 11% why my mother loss the blood and the doctor take the test to thyroid if it is a serious problem or not this is the symptoms of thyroid.

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Hello.. There two types of thyroid i.e. (1). symptoms of hyperthyroidism:---all metabolic activity increases, heart rate goes up, patient may loose weight, early tiredness, sweating, nervousness, mood swings, palpitations & irregular heart beats, trouble sleeping, dry skin, light menstrual periods or skipping them, increased frequency of bowel movements. (2). Symptoms of hypothyroidism:- tired feeling, weight increase, slow heart beats, intolerance to cold, swelling of legs, feet and face, hair loss, difficulty in concentrating and at times in speech.

I have diabetes 125 mgs%. What should I do to avoid this please help me. It is high or low.

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General Physician
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I have diabetes 125 mgs%. What should I do to avoid this please help me. It is high or low.
It is within normal controlled limit and We need to control sugar levels with medication exercise and following a diabetic diet
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