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Columbia Asia Hospital - Palam Vihar, Gurgaon

Columbia Asia Hospital - Palam Vihar

Endocrinologist Clinic

Block F, Gol Chakkar, Palam Vihar Gurgaon
1 Doctor · ₹1000
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It is important to us that you feel comfortable while visiting our office. To achieve this goal, we have staffed our office with caring people who will answer your questions and help you ......more
It is important to us that you feel comfortable while visiting our office. To achieve this goal, we have staffed our office with caring people who will answer your questions and help you understand your treatments.
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Columbia Asia Hospital - Palam Vihar is known for housing experienced Endocrinologists. Dr. Abhay Ahluwalia, a well-reputed Endocrinologist, practices in Gurgaon. Visit this medical health centre for Endocrinologists recommended by 83 patients.

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MON-SAT
09:00 AM - 02:00 PM

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Block F, Gol Chakkar, Palam Vihar
Gurgaon, Haryana - 122001

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Dr. Abhay Ahluwalia

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DNB, DM - Endocrinology
Endocrinologist
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Type 2 Diabetes - Symptoms, Causes And Treatment

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DNB, DM - Endocrinology
Endocrinologist, Gurgaon
Type 2 Diabetes - Symptoms, Causes And Treatment

Glucose is the primary ingredient within the body, which is turned into an energy source. This is what we use when we move, walk or make the slightest movements. To metabolize glucose into energy, our body needs insulin, which is a hormone produced within the pancreas. However, if the body doesn't react to the insulin or the pancreas is unable to produce enough, glucose cannot be converted into energy and thus results in type 2 diabetes.

Symptoms of type 2 diabetes:

  1. Sudden or gradual weight loss despite increased hunger - Many people complain that they feel hungry and eat more, but despite this the tend to lose weight. This occurs as the body cannot metabolize glucose and uses energy reserves from fat or muscles leading to weight loss.
  2. Frequent infections and slow healing - If you are afflicted with type 2 diabetes, then it might affect your immune system and you may be prone to infections. Also, any cuts or bruises on your body will take much longer to heal than normal.
  3. Irritability and fatigue - Another common symptom of type 2 diabetes along with the other symptoms mentioned here is quick irritability and fatigue. This is because most of the body is deprived of sugar and thus lacks the energy needed to function normally. 
  4. Constant thirst and increased urination - If you feel constantly thirsty despite drinking ample water and urinating frequently, this may be a tell tale sign of type 2 diabetes.
  5. Skin darkening in folds and creases of the body - Also known as acanthosis nigricans; this is known darkening of the skin where it also becomes velvety to the touch. It usually develops in the folds of skin in areas, such as the neck and armpits and is a direct result of insulin resistance.

Causes of type 2 diabetes:

Some of the most common causes of type 2 diabetes could be:

  • Being overweight
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Genetic predisposition or family history 
  • If you are more than 45 years of age
  • Hormonal problems such as Polycystic ovarian syndrome

Treatment or management of type 2 diabetes:

In most cases, major lifestyle changes can easily keep the symptoms of type 2 diabetes in check although, in certain cases medications may also be required. Some of the steps necessary are as follows:

  1. Change in diet and healthy eating
  2. Physical activity and exercising
  3. Regular blood sugar monitoring and
  4. Blood sugar medication along with insulin therapy, if necessary
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I am not diabetic. My fbs is 73 .fasting ins test is 21. Tsh is 4.metformin is given for regulating periods and dec insulin which is 21. Am I having thyroid.

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DNB, DM - Endocrinology
Endocrinologist, Gurgaon
I am not diabetic. My fbs is 73 .fasting ins test is 21. Tsh is 4.metformin is given for regulating periods and dec i...
A Serum TSH of 4 is considered in the normal range on the basis of the report you cannot be considered hypothyroid.
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Some pioneers of Ayurveda like swamy of yogavana hills in kanakpura road claim to cure hypothyroidism. Is it possible to cure hypothyroidism if we have antibodies against our thyroid?

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DNB, DM - Endocrinology
Endocrinologist, Gurgaon
Some pioneers of Ayurveda like swamy of yogavana hills in kanakpura road claim to cure hypothyroidism. Is it possible...
Hypothyroidism is caused by the inability of the Thyroid gland to produce Thyroid hormone it results in from destruction of the Thyroid cells no yogic exercise will be able to regenerate thyroid cells.
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Under Active Thyroid - 5 Causes Behind it

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DNB, DM - Endocrinology
Endocrinologist, Gurgaon
Under Active Thyroid - 5 Causes Behind it

Do you have an extremely low reading of thyroxine or T4, it means that you are suffering from an under active thyroid disease called hypothyroidism. With this condition, your thyroid glands fail to make sufficient thyroid hormones. The thyroid gland releases hormones, which travel all over your bloodstream and affect all parts of the body. Thyroid controls how the cells of the body use energy from food via the metabolism process, which in turn affects the body’s temperature, heartbeat and burning of calories. Lack of thyroid hormones slows down the body’s functions, reduces your energy and the metabolism is disrupted.

Causes of hypothyroidism
The primary cause of this condition is Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Thyroiditis refers to an inflammation of your thyroid gland. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is an autoimmune disorder in which extra antibodies are produced which destroy the thyroid gland. Viral infections may also lead to thyroiditis.

Other causes of the condition are as follows:

  1. Radiation therapy to the neck region for the treatment of several cancers like lymphoma may damage the cells present in the thyroid gland. Hence, the gland cannot secrete hormones properly.
  2. Radioactive iodine treatment is undertaken by people having an overactive thyroid gland. Radiation destroys the thyroid gland cells and leads to hypothyroidism.
  3. Certain medicines used to treat heart problems, cancer and psychiatric diseases may affect the thyroid gland and lead to hypothyroidism.
  4. Surgeries undertaken for removing the thyroid also lead to hypothyroidism.
  5. Iodine is required by the thyroid gland to produce hormones. A low amount of iodine in your diet and body may lead to hypothyroidism.

Risks factors of hypothyroidism
Usually women, especially older women are more likely to get hypothyroidism than men. The factors which determine if you are at a risk of acquiring the condition are as follows:

  1. Race
  2. Age
  3. Premature graying of hair
  4. Autoimmune disorders like type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, vitiligo, celiac disease, Addison’s disease and many more.
  5. Bipolar disorder
  6. Turner’s syndrome
  7. Down’s syndrome

The symptoms of hypothyroidism are as follows:

  1. Changes in menstrual cycle
  2. Constipation
  3. Hair loss and dry hair
  4. Fatigue and tiredness
  5. A slow heart rate
  6. Depression
  7. An increased sensitivity towards cold
  8. Swelling of the thyroid gland or goiter
  9. Gaining weight unusually or great difficulty in losing weight
  10. Carpal tunnel syndrome

If you observe the symptoms of hypothyroidism, you should consult a doctor who will prescribe several blood tests, such as the thyroid stimulating hormone test and the T4 or thyroxine test. Based on the results, a treatment method is adopted.

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I am diabetic since 1998. My age is 67 years. Height 5 f, 10 inches. At present I take Glypride 2 mg BD. Galvus Met (50+850) before break fast, Roimet 500 mg OD before dinner, and Winofit OD. The BS levels are 120 Morning and 158 after lunch. The BS level is almost same since last three months. The H1AC is 6.4. My weight has reduced from 75 Kg to 72.6 Kg in last six months after taking Galvus Met in place of poiz 15. Kindly suggest to maintain the weight.

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DNB, DM - Endocrinology
Endocrinologist, Gurgaon
I am diabetic since 1998. My age is 67 years. Height 5 f, 10 inches. At present I take Glypride 2 mg BD. Galvus Met (...
The tablet pizza was increasing the weight after stopping that your weight has reduced. Please meet your physician regarding the dose of metformin if you continue to loose weight than readjust the metformin dose.
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Hi. My tsh is. 011, t4-1.70 I am on 62.5 mg. Trying for pregnancy last 5 months with no success. Period are regular. Gyne give amycordial syrup, ovabless tablets. Pls help me. I am 25 years old.

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DNB, DM - Endocrinology
Endocrinologist, Gurgaon
For pregnancy to take place you require a normal ovulation ,regular cycles and normal sperm function of the male partner I hope all that has been tested Your Thyroid function as per the reports should not interfere in ovulation The TSH is low you should reduce the dose of Thyroxine in consultation with your physician / Endocrinologist.
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