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Dr. Suchitra Behl is a trusted Endocrinologist in Vasant Kunj, Delhi. She is currently practising at Fortis Flight Liutenant Rajan Dhall Hospital - Vasant Kunj in Vasant Kunj, Delhi. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Suchitra Behl on Lybrate.com.

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I am a diabetic. On weekend get together I need take some drinks along with dinner. Pl suggest which is less harmful beer or whisky so that I can take that. Also whether I can take my regular diabetic medicines before drinks followed by dinner.

PGP In Diabetologist, Fellowship in non-invasive Cardiology, MD - Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Delhi
I am a diabetic. On weekend get together I need take some drinks along with dinner. Pl suggest which is less harmful ...
The alcohol content of beer is less 5-9%, as compared to over 40% in case of whisky. The calorie count of beer is also important, as it varies from type to type. Avg is around 4-7 calories per ml. So, consume accordingly. Yes, you can take medicines with /before drinks as they are having calories.
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Helli sir, Am gagandeep singh from india. My brain memory is too low and I can not concentrate on work. I want faster brain with master mind. So pls suggest me any medicine. One doctor refer me to take (provigil modafinil 100 mg. But am confuse can I use this but this drugs not available in india.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Helli sir,
Am gagandeep singh from india.
My brain memory is too low and I can not concentrate on work. I want faster...
You are under some stress to suffer poor memory. But if you want to get super memory or become a genius you can do the following: One way to reduce stress in an emergency is to puff up your cheek with air pressure and hold it for about ten counts. The back pressure it creates presses the back of your throat where the vagus nerve is present. Because of this pressure it will immediately slow down your heart rate and calm you down since the vagus nerve is directly connected to the heart. If the stress comes back then repeat it until it gives up. In the meantime do some of these recommendations very faithfully: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem-solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. There is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position, you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling too. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid sugar and junk food. You may also include these noted foods that are good for your brain health: Brain-Friendly Foods MIND stands for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay. But the MIND approach “specifically includes foods and nutrients that medical literature and data show to be good for the brain, such as berries,” says Martha Clare Morris, ScD, director of nutrition and nutritional epidemiology at Rush University Medical Center. You eat things from these 10 food groups: •Green leafy vegetables (like spinach and salad greens): At least six servings a week •Other vegetables: At least one a day •Nuts: Five servings a week •Berries: Two or more servings a week •Beans: At least three servings a week •Whole grains: Three or more servings a day •Fish: Once a week •Poultry (like chicken or turkey): Two times a week •Olive oil: Use it as your main cooking oil. •Wine: One glass a day You avoid: •Red meat: Less than four servings a week •Butter and margarine: Less than a tablespoon daily •Cheese: Less than one serving a week •Pastries and sweets: Less than five servings a week •Fried or fast food: Less than one serving a week. I am not aware of any medicines available to improve memory, in spite​ of all the claims.
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Hi Dr. what is the symptoms of Tsh? my problem is weakness unbalance walking problem. My HB 15 its normal sugar normal bp normal please advice me thanks.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
If TSH is higher than normal he is likely to have hypothyroidism ( underactive gland ) and if Tsh is low he has hyperthyroidism meaning overactive gland
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If thyroid test result is tsh 12.5 one should use the medicine for life time. This report is female 35 years of age.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Mr. lybrate-user, If a person develops hypothyroidism then the treatment hormone supplement has to be continued for lifetime. It is always essential to provide all the details like T3, T4 and Anti TPO antibodies values in addition to TSH, plus symptoms if any. Thanks.
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I miss diabetic nd on insulin. Pls suggest me good diet for my life. I have to reduce 5 kgs.

MBBS & Post Graduate Course in Diabetology, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), CCEBDM
Endocrinologist, Bangalore
I miss diabetic nd on insulin. Pls suggest me good diet for my life. I have to reduce 5 kgs.
Hi. Space your meals and add plenty of vegetables. Daily walking for 45 minutes. Mix lemon in hot water and drink in empty stomach in the morning.
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I was taking glycomet sr 500 two times morning and at night sugar levels were 120 in the morning Now when I checked the sugar levels were 150 in the morning fasting. Doctor has changed from glycomet to Dynaglipit Once a time is it ok?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I was taking glycomet sr 500 two times morning and at night sugar levels were 120 in the morning Now when I checked t...
Mr. lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. Doctor has suggested the change because metforming was not helping much. Tenelegliptin is good molecule, should help in achieving better blood glucose control. Along with that you have to take care of diet and also exercise daily for at least 1 hour. Thanks.
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Gestational Hypothyroidism - Know Everything About It!

MBBS, DGO
Gynaecologist, Noida
Gestational Hypothyroidism - Know Everything About It!

During pregnancy, it is not uncommon for women to contract thyroid diseases like gestational hyperthyroidism and gestational hypothyroidism. The main problem, however, is that the symptoms of gestational hypothyroidism are very much similar to those which can be observed during a normal pregnancy. The difficulty in differentiating between the two is the sole reason why many pregnant women are caught unawares, eventually resulting in further complications after the first trimester.

If gestational thyroid diseases are left untreated, you and your baby may experience a ton of problems such as preeclampsia, low birth weight, miscarriage and pre-mature birth amongst others. Needless to say, if you already have a history of pre-existing hypothyroidism, then you will most certainly need more medical attention than is required.

Symptoms
Symptoms of gestational hypothyroidism, like high fatigue and excessive weight gain, are hardly distinguishable from those associated with a normal pregnancy. Other symptoms can also include:

  1. Severe constipation
  2. Goiter
  3. Muscle cramps
  4. Trouble sleeping
  5. Hair loss
  6. Dry skin
  7. Difficulty concentration
  8. Memory problems
  9. Anxiety
  10. Intolerance to cold temperatures

Causes
There may be a variety of causes that are responsible for the development of gestational hypothyroidism but the most common cause is usually an autoimmune disease known as Hashimoto's thyroiditis, which stimulates the body's immune system to attack thyroid gland cells, leading to a deficiency in the number of active thyroid cells and enzymes, and ultimately resulting in a shortage of the thyroid hormone.

Treatment
Treatment for gestational hypothyroidism is normally uncomplicated, and follows just two simple steps:-

  1. Proper diagnosis, via the use of a synthetic hormone called levothyroxine, which is very much similar to the hormone T4 produced by the thyroid.
  2. Continuous monitoring of thyroid function tests held every four to six weeks during pregnancy.
     
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DIABETES - Dietary fiber could turn the tide

BHMS
Homeopath, Gurgaon
DIABETES - Dietary fiber could turn the tide
Although Type-2 diabetes has a strong genetic component, diet and lifestyle significantly affect the likelihood that the disease will manifest and influence its course after diagnosis. The risk for type 2 and gestational diabetes can be decreased by avoiding overweight and by following specific dietary practices.

Populations that follow traditional diets low in animal fat and high in complex carbohydrates and who remain physically active have a far lower incidence of diabetes than those who follow a western diet and activity pattern. The incidence of diabetes has been found to be lower in vegetarians than non vegetarians.

A higher intake of dietary fiber, particularly in the form of fruits and vegetables, results in lower postprandial glucose. In addition, high-fiber diets often contain micronutrients important in glucose tolerance, including magnesium and Vitamin E.
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I am 47 years man, i am having sugar (diabetic) last 16 years, I have problem for last 3 years for sex, please advice me in details & medicine & consultation Thanks.

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 am 47 years man, i am having sugar (diabetic) last 16 years, I have problem for last 3 years for sex, please advice...
Treat the underlying cause of low stamina by consulting sexologist. Avoid taking harmful drugs shown in tv/ newspaper. Control blood sugar.
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Does lemon water helps in uric acid? Does it lower uric acid levels and condition on of gout?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Does lemon water helps in uric acid? Does it lower uric acid levels and condition on of gout?
Mr. lybrate-user Singh, Thanks for the query. Lemon water seem to help in reducing uric acid level as it helps dissolve the uric acid crystals. So lemon water is taken to prevent a gout attack. It appears to be beneficial. Thanks.
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He is suffering from heart problem and taking medicines since 6 months he has heart weakness frm 6 months and sugar is also in border what precautions are needed to cure this hearweakness and sugar should not be there in border also please help.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
He is suffering from heart problem and taking medicines since 6 months he has heart weakness frm 6 months and sugar i...
We need to control sugar levels with medication exercise and following a diabetic diet and don't do physical activities that are causing you harm
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I got diabetes before 1 yr and still my condition is good my pp 97 and fasting 120 so pls give me advise for this.

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I got diabetes before 1 yr and still my condition is good my pp 97 and fasting 120 so pls give me advise for this.
i think it is reverse. this level is with medicine. continue the same treatment. it will help. welcome.
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Diabetic Nephropathy

MBBS, MD (Med), DNB (Nephrology)
Nephrologist, Mumbai
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Causes and treatment for Diabetic Nephropathy

Hi, I’m Dr. Sandip Bhurke. I’m a consultant nephrologist and kidney transplant physician at Mumbai, Andheri Lokhandwala. I was Ex-Associate Professor in Nayar Hospital Mumbai Central previously. Today I will be speaking about diabetic nephropathy. As you all know diabetes is a very common disease. Diabetes affects many organs in the body. When diabetes affects the kidney, it is known as diabetic nephropathy. The initial stages of diabetic nephropathy. there will be the loss of protein in the urine, and this is called as proteinuria.

This will be followed by a rise in the blood creating the report that is the effect on the kidney on both sides. This leads to later on renal failure and needs for dialysis and kidney transplant. Whenever a patient of diabetic nephropathy goes into kidney failure, he requires a dialysis catheter in the neck and later on an AV fistula on the hand. This AV fistula construction leads to the blood going from the body to the machine where it is filtered it comes back to the body through the AV fistula. A patient of diabetic nephropathy will have other complications also, that is the need for erythropoietin injections to increase the hemoglobin, and control of phosphorus, uric acid, and potassium, which are the other poisons in the body which are cleared by both the kidneys.

If you want to prevent diabetic nephropathy, most important is control of diabetes. The diabetes should be controlled . A very good control of diabetes followed by once a year workup of the kidneys in every diabetic patient which includes urine routine, the checkup of blood creating report and eyes checkup to also check for the effect of diabetes on the eyes. The eyes and kidneys are related in the effect of diabetes, that is why eyes are also checked by kidney doctors, nephrologists.

If you have any further questions you can contact me on Lybrate.com. Thank you.

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I am 52 years male, sugar 180, hb1lc 8.1 all other reports normal. I am taking currently glucored forte 850 & for bp nibicard h. Bp is normal. Give your comments.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am 52 years male, sugar 180, hb1lc 8.1 all other reports normal. I am taking currently glucored forte 850 & for bp ...
I will suggest you to change anti diabetic drug to tablet diabetrol before lunch and before dinner and do only fbs after five days and revert back with reports.
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I am 39 yes old, I am suffering from uric acid & thyroid. I have too much pain in my knees. Please Advise me what should I do.

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I am 39 yes old, I am suffering from uric acid & thyroid. I have too much pain in my knees. Please Advise me what sho...
take tab febutaz 1tab od for 15 days, avoid protein diet, milk and its product, paneer, cheese, non veg etc.drink 3-4 liter of water daily, morning walk for 1 hr daily, it will help you. thanks
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Sir I am having diabetic retinopathy pls advice me is there any ayurvedic medicine available.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Kolkata
Sir I am having diabetic retinopathy pls advice me is there any ayurvedic medicine available.
Saptamrita lowha 10 gm and amlaki rasayan 100gm mixed together. Take 1tsf from mixture bdac with luke warm water. Use itone eye drop two drops four times daily for three months
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Will usage of protein powder/ mass gainer causes infertility? Pls give me proper answer.

MBBS, MS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Will usage of protein powder/ mass gainer causes infertility?
Pls give me proper answer.
Mass gainers have androgen. Not good as Tara s fertility issues esp in females. Males no known effect per se but synthetic androgens shown to decrees fertility. Better to avoid.
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Is ayurvedic treatment better for diabetes or allopathy? Can diabetes be cured or it needs a regular tab once detected?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
It is not as easy 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) 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. 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 privately with all details like your daily eating pattern and medicines you take.
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I am know diabetic patient. Please advice good medicine. Now I am taking duotrol.

BSc Home Science, M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore
For medicines, you have to go to a diabetologist, I can help you with dealing your deficiencies, and making an optimum diet plan suggesting some essential diet supplements to fill up the dietary gaps in your diet.
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My daughter is on insulin pump from past 4years 7months her HBA1c is 15.7. Dr. I request you to please give me a permanent solution for this. I am ready to go any where over the world. Please try to understand my pain by seeing her.

Diploma in Cardiology, Diploma in Diabetology, MD
Cardiologist, Coimbatore
My daughter is on insulin pump from past 4years 7months her HBA1c  is 15.7. Dr. I request you to please give me a per...
Its sad that despite being on an insulin pump still sugars are uncontrolled. The best treatment modality for a type 1 dm is insulin pump. I suppose you or your daughter is not using it properly. You are supposed to adjust /titrate bolus insulin before every meal depending on heavy the meal is or its average calorie content. Then basal insulin also has to be adjusted. You can defenitely get good glycemic control with this.
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