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Dr. Tarun Sehgal - General Physician, Jalandhar

Dr. Tarun Sehgal

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MBBS, Diploma In Diabetology, Certificate Course In USG

General Physician, Jalandhar

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Dr. Tarun Sehgal 85% (55 ratings) MBBS, Diploma In Diabetology, Certificate Course In USG General Physician, Jalandhar
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Dr. Tarun Sehgal is one of the best General Physicians in Suranussi, Jalandhar. He has had many happy patients in his 14 years of journey as a General Physician. He has done MBBS, Diploma in Diabetology, Diploma in Family Medicine, Certificate course in USG. You can meet Dr. Tarun Sehgal personally at NIT DISPENSARY in Suranussi, Jalandhar. Don?t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Tarun Sehgal on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Mata Gujri Memorial Medical College, Kishanganj - 2003
Diploma In Diabetology - PHFI - 2013
Certificate Course In USG - Global University - 2012
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Excessive Weight Gain - How Can It Cause Diabetes?

MBBS, Diploma In Diabetology, Certificate Course In USG
General Physician, Jalandhar
Excessive Weight Gain - How Can It Cause Diabetes?

Diabetes is a complex group of diseases with a variety of causes. People with diabetes have high blood glucose, also called high blood sugar or hyperglycemia.

Diabetes is a disorder of metabolism, the way the body uses digested food for energy. The digestive tract breaks down carbohydrates, sugars and starches found in many foods, into glucose, a form of sugar that enters the bloodstream. Diabetes develops when the body doesn't make enough insulin or is not able to use insulin effectively, or both.

The two main types of diabetes are:

Type 1 Diabetes: Type 1 diabetes typically occurs in children and young adults, though it can appear at any age. In the past, type 1 diabetes was called juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus.

Heredity plays an important part in determining who is likely to develop type 1 diabetes. Genes are passed down from biological parent to child.

Type 2 Diabetes: Type 2 diabetes develops most often in middle-aged and older people who are also overweight or obese. The disease, once rare in youth, is becoming more common in overweight and obese children and adolescents. Type 2 diabetes is caused by a combination of factors, including insulin resistance, a condition in which the body's muscle, fat, and liver cells do not use insulin effectively.

Physical Inactivity, Obesity, and Diabetes: Physical inactivity and obesity are strongly associated with the development of type 2 diabetes. People who are genetically susceptible to type 2 diabetes are more vulnerable when these risk factors are present. About 80 percent of people with type 2 diabetes are overweight or obese.

An imbalance between caloric intake and physical activity can lead to obesity, which causes insulin resistance and is common in people with type 2 diabetes. Central obesity, in which a person has excess abdominal fat, is a major risk factor not only for insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes but also for heart and blood vessel disease, also called cardiovascular disease (CVD). This excess belly fat produces hormones and other substances that can cause harmful, chronic effects in the body such as damage to blood vessels.7318

So, measuring your waist is a quick way of assessing your diabetes risk. This is a measure of abdominal obesity, which is a particularly high-risk form of obesity. Women have a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes if their waist measures 80cm (31.5 inches) or more. Asian men with a waist size of 89cm (35 inches) or more have a higher risk, as do white or black men with a waist size of 94cm (37 inches) or more.

Simple Steps to Lower Your Risk: Making a few lifestyle changes can dramatically lower the chances of developing type 2 diabetes. The same changes can also lower the chances of developing heart disease and other life taking cancers.

  1. Control Your Weight: Being overweight increases the chances of developing type 2 diabetes seven-fold. Being obese makes you 20 to 40 times more likely to develop diabetes than someone with a healthy weight. Losing weight can help if your weight is above the healthy-weight range. Check your BMI. Losing 7 to 10 percent of your current weight can cut your chances of developing type 2 diabetes in half.
  2. Get Moving and Turn Off the Television: Inactivity promotes type 2 diabetes. Working your muscles more often and making them work harder improves their ability to use insulin and absorb glucose. This puts less stress on your insulin-making cells.
  3. Tune Up Your Diet: Four dietary changes can have a big impact on the risk of type 2 diabetes-

Choose whole grains and wholegrain products over highly processed carbohydrates.

  • Skip the sugary drinks, and choose water, coffee, or tea instead.
  • Choose good fats instead of bad fats.
  • Limit red meat and avoid processed meat; choose nuts, whole grains, poultry, or fish instead.

If you are already suffering from diabetes, then do take a walk everyday and adopt healthy eating habits. Along with that relieve your stress and take proper doses of insulin or medications as prescribed by your doctor.

How Diabetes And Depression Are Correlated?

MBBS, Diploma In Diabetology, Certificate Course In USG
General Physician, Jalandhar
How Diabetes And Depression Are Correlated?

According to most experts, depression and diabetes have been intricately connected in a vicious cycle. While the prolonged and sustaining nature of diabetes directly makes one vulnerable to the bouts of depression, doctors tend to locate traces of depression in the family history of an individual in order to diagnose the roots of diabetes. It won't be too far-fetched to state that both causes as well as affects the other.

If you have diabetes, either type 1 or type 2, you have an increased risk of developing depression. And if you're depressed, you may have a greater chance of developing type 2 diabetes. The good news is that diabetes and depression can be treated together. And effectively managing one can have a positive effect on the other.

How Diabetes and Depression Correlated?                                  
There are myriad ways in which diabetes affects depression and vice versa... 

Firstly, tackling such a long drawn disease and its various pitfalls might cause a lot of anxiety to one and lead to depression. Whereas on the other hand, depression reduces the zeal to live and thus results in poor lifestyle choices which in turn causes weight gain, unhealthy food habits, physical inactivity. As we are well aware, all these have the potential to wreak havoc for any patient of diabetes. 

Similarly, diabetes ushers in various other health complications, adversely impacting one's productivity. This may cause depression in a lot of people. 

On the flipside, depression impedes one's ability and enthusiasm to work or communicate, this in turn intervenes with one's monitoring of diabetes. Since these two extremely malevolent diseases have such close connections, medical science recommends ways to grapple with both. The rigors of managing diabetes can be stressful and lead to symptoms of depression.

Diabetes can cause complications and health problems that may worsen symptoms of depression.

Depression affects your ability to perform tasks, communicate and think clearly. This can interfere with your ability to successfully manage diabetes.

Treatment

Depression is just like any other illness, it can be treated. Treatment can lift the depression and improve diabetes control.

Looking after your diabetes will help decrease the risk of getting depression. If you already have depression, good diabetes management will help lessen the negative impacts it can have. Depression is no different to any of the other complication of diabetes. It is a genuine illness for which you need to seek help and support from health professionals.

The treatment for depression and diabetes involves a coordinated approach that monitors both diabetes control and the symptoms of depression. It is about finding the treatment that works best for each person. For example, people with diabetes and mild depression may find that regular physical activity improves depressed moods and also helps control blood glucose levels.

Helping Yourself...

If you suspect you might have depression, take control of your health by:

  1. Going to a doctor or other health professional
  2. Getting involved in social activities
  3. Engaging in regular moderate physical activity
  4. Learning about depression and diabetes
  5. Very particular about medicines prescribed for Diabetes
  6. Eating healthily and including a wide variety of nutritious foods
  7. Achieving and maintaining healthy weight
  8. Limiting your alcohol intake
  9. Getting help, support and encouragement from family and friends
  10. Asking your doctor to check your blood pressure, cholesterol and blood glucose levels

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Diabetic Patients - How They Are More At Risk Of Heart Problems?

MBBS, Diploma In Diabetology, Certificate Course In USG
General Physician, Jalandhar
Diabetic Patients - How They Are More At Risk Of Heart Problems?

Diabetes mellitus is a condition affecting the way one’s body utilizes blood sugar (glucose). Glucose is essential to your health since it is a vital energy source for the cells that make up the tissues and muscles. Diabetes is characterized by excess blood sugar levels. The complications might get aggravated and turn fatal if it is left untreated over a period of time.

Diabetes mellitus can be of two types - Type 1 and Type 2.

In Type 1 diabetes, the pancreas is unable to produce enough insulin to metabolize sugar and starch from the foods that you consume while Type 2 diabetes affects the way the body processes the blood glucose.

Diabetes substantially increases the risks of numerous cardiovascular disorders (a condition that affects the heart’s blood vessels due to fatty deposits within the arteries) such as atherosclerosis (narrowing of arteries), stroke, heart attack (wherein flow of blood to the heart muscle gets blocked all of a sudden), heart failure (inability of the heart to pump blood throughout the body) and angina (chest pain).

Why are diabetic people at a higher risk of developing cardiovascular diseases?

The following factors are associated (could be the common reason as well) with both diabetes and cardiovascular diseases-

  1. High blood pressure and hypertension.

  2. High triglyceride level (a kind of fat present in the blood) and abnormal cholesterol level.

  3. Obesity.

  4. Lack of exercises and physical activities.

  5. Uncontrolled blood sugar level.

  6. Smoking.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Diabetes - Ignoring These Signs Can Be Really Bad!

MBBS, Diploma In Diabetology, Certificate Course In USG
General Physician, Jalandhar
Diabetes - Ignoring These Signs Can Be Really Bad!

If your glucose level is more than the usual level, chances are that you have diabetes. The warning signals of diabetes are mild that in the preliminary stage it is challenging to detect. Diabetes can be of two types. Type 1 diabetes and Type 2 diabetes. The symptoms of which stand crucial for an individual’s knowledge to take preventive measures.

Type 1 diabetes 
When your immune system damages pancreatic cells called beta cells, Type 1 diabetes occurs. They’re functional in making insulin. Symptoms of Type 1 diabetes typically begin promptly, within a few days to weeks. High blood sugar causes them. In the first few days, the symptoms might misguide you to believe that it is an ailment like the flu.

Common symptoms of Type 1 diabetes

  1. Increased hunger: As the body fails to use the calories, one feels hungry all the time.
  2. Blurry vision: This type makes the eyes water as there is sugar build up in the lens of your eye giving rise to blurry vision.
  3. Feeling very tired: A sluggish feeling prevails as the body doesn't use the energy or glucose.
  4. Rapid heart rate: Heart rate may be more than normal
  5. Reduced blood pressure: Another typical sign where the blood pressure usually falls below 90/60 rate
  6. Low body temperature: Is another key trait where the body temperature goes below the stated 97º F.
  7. Bladder discomfort: An individual faces bladder discomfort and tends to urinate several times a day. As there is a lot of urination, the glucose is flushed out which leads to weight loss as well dehydration.
  8. Abdominal pain: Pain usually occurs at the center of the stomach. In some cases, an individual may feel like vomiting.

Type 2 diabetes
Type 2 diabetes affects millions of people all over India. If you have Type 2 diabetes, your body is not able to use the insulin hormone properly. Check out for the below-listed symptoms.

Common symptoms of type 2 diabetes

  1. Velvety dark patches: Type 2 diabetes can be detected by observing the velvety dark patches in the armpit abdomen sides or groin or groin area called Acanthosis Nigricans.
  2. Increased thirst: Especially post heavy meals, dry mouth with a fatigue feeling is experienced
  3. Increased hunger: You may feel frequently hungry
  4. Frequent urination: Known as Polyuria, increased urination is common a symptom of Type 2 Diabetes
  5. Skin problems: Itching of the skin usually around the groin area or vaginal area
  6. Blurred vision: Things may appear to be little blurry
  7. Diabetes numbness: A general symptom where there is numbness in hand and feet
  8. Pricking pain: A burning sensation, or pricking pain in the hands and feet that starts out mild at first, but over time as the nerve damage increases, it grows severe
  9. Impotence: Erectile dysfunction can be another symptom of type 2 diabetes

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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