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diabetic double risk of parkinsonism

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
diabetic double risk  of parkinsonism
Diabetes more than doubles the risk of developing Parkinson's disease while metformin therapy protects against that risk, according to research published in the publication Parkinsonism and Related Disorders.

Parkinson's disease is a disorder of the brain that leads to tremors and difficulty with walking, movement and coordination. It most often develops in people age 50 or older and is one of the most common nervous system disorders of the elderly, according to the National Institutes of Health. There is no known cure.

The major 12-year study in Taiwan found that while diabetes increases the risk of Parkinson's 2.2 fold, including metformin in the therapy negates that risk.

“An exciting aspect of the finding is that metformin seems to be working to protect the brain against neurodegeneration which contributes to Parkinsonism. This means it may also be considered a relevant therapy for the prevention of dementia as well,” said Mark Wahlqvist, professor at the National Health Research Institutes in Taiwan and lead author of the study.

Metformin is the first-line medication for patients with type 2 diabetes. This affordable and commonly prescribed oral drug lowers blood glucose levels by decreasing the amount of glucose produced by the liver and enhancing insulin action. It's a type of biguanide drug used since the 1950s with a relatively safe record.

Researchers also found that use of sulfonylurea drugs, a common treatment for diabetes, further increases the risk by about 57 percent.

Sylfonylureas are a category of oral medications that stimulate the beta cells of the pancreas to release more insulin, according to the American Diabetes Association. Sylfonylurea drugs have been in use since the 1950s and include glipizide, glyburide, glimepiride and chlorpropamide.

Researchers theorize that metformin may re-set the regulation of energy metabolism in the brain cells. They suspect that exercise and diet may have the same energy regulating effect.

The study does not examine the mechanism behind metformin's protective effect on the brain. Researchers say that additional research is needed in this area.

Past research has shown that metformin reduces cardiovascular mortality and several cancers, including those of the large bowel, liver and pancreas.
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For thyroid patient it is difficult to loose weight. Is that correct and she wnt to loose what she has to do.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
For thyroid patient it is difficult to loose weight. Is that correct and she wnt to loose what she has to do.
Lybrate-user, if hypothyroidism is not well controlled, if tsh levels are not in the normal range, then efforts to control weight do not succeed. So first thing is bring tsh levels down to 3 to 4 milli units, then work on reducing weight. So please check tsh levels and come back. Thanks.
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Kindly suggest some treatment for stubborn pigmentation on my hands. I am type 2 diabetic but sugar levels are under control with medication. Taken allopathic treatment for more than one year only to get patchy & uneven tone of skin. Please Suggest anything which can remove these ugly patches from my hands. Thanks

Vaidya Visharad
Sexologist, Narnaul
Hello Dear,Skin pigmentation is irregular skin coloring which can be caused by changes in the skin melanin, vascular changes, or growth of foreign organisms on the skin. According to ayurveda there are three basic body energy principal in our body(vata pitta and kapha). These 3 doshas divided in further 5 types to explains their role in our body. Pitta is composed of fire and water. There are five types of pitta & each responsible for a specific area of activity. Out of these five pitta one is known as bhranjak pitta present in the skin tissue, giving it color, temperature and aura. Environmental factor, life style and dietary habits imbalance the body pitta and aggravated pitta dosha creats skin related problems like pigmentation.
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I am 50 years old man, disorder with diabetic, bp and cholesterol for the past 8 years. I have sex premature problem, not able to increase my sexual time and my penny also very small in normal time and expand during sexual time. I am rarely using sex pills for erection. Need advice for treatment.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 50 years old man, disorder with diabetic, bp and cholesterol for the past 8 years. I have sex premature problem,...
avoid stress, go for walk daily. take green veg., digestive food, multivitamin,mineral foods,mineral water,fruits juice,take protein diet,amino acid foods. you can go for tests vit.B12, vit.D. mineral , amino acid.cbc. You can take syp. Noni 1 tsf in 1 glass of water once a day. Zenseng drop 6 drop in 1 glass of water twice of a day. Zenseng is natural medicines for all purpose in human body even sex.,it is not harmfull and side effects.
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My daughter has 11.8 Gm% of haemoglobin on 13/03/17 & She had thyroid of T3 = 170, T4 = 19.8, TSH = 0.03 as on 16/10/16. FIRSTLY :- WHAT SHOULD BE HER DIET? SECONDLY :- Your suggestions for her future pregnancy because she is soon getting married.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My daughter has 11.8 Gm% of haemoglobin on 13/03/17 & She had thyroid of T3 = 170, T4 = 19.8, TSH = 0.03 as on 16/10/...
Mr Sudip Shome, Thanks for the query. I have seen the details. Her hemoglobin is marginally low. This can be built up by taking healthy diet like green leafy vegetables, fruits and dates (4 to 5 a day). Plus if she takes non - vegetarian food, then oragan meats. In addition she can take some Iron supplements. As regards her thyroid hormone levels, all the hormones are with in the normal range. There is no worry at all. Even for pregnancy later. Thanks.
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One doctor unnecessarily confused that if a diabetic overweight or underweight patient takes lots of stress, sugar level may reduce some times. Is it the truth? Or wrong suggestion?

MBBS, MD - Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Gurgaon
One doctor unnecessarily confused that if a diabetic overweight or underweight patient takes lots of stress, sugar le...
Hi, Sugars have a strong correlation with stress. Sugars may go high or low when a diabetic patient stresses out also similar issues arise if a patient had infection.
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I am 51 years old and was having 100mg thyroxin as I was suffering from hypothyrodism since march 2005 but in the last one month, my report is as:- t 3 (10.19, t4 (3.72, tsh (. 016. I have stopped thyroxicin since 4th may 2015. Kindly advice as I am having muscle chramps and lifeless body.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Dose has to be titrated slowlyand not abruptly. Kindly consult further for detailed assessment and management. Dr. Surbhi agrawal consultant physician and diabetologist
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I am a diabetic person but under control. My urine test shows protein of apx 700. What may be the reasons and whether it is serious matter. What are treatments.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am a diabetic person but under control. My urine test shows protein of apx 700. What may be the reasons and whether...
Mr. lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. Diabetes in the long run does affect kidney function. Persistent hyperglycemia leads to certain damage to the filtering unit in kidney known as glomerulous. That leads to protein in urine. Initially there is microalbuminuria. But when the damage is more it leads to macro-albumin uir. In your case 700 mg of protein means it is macro albuminuria. It is a matter of concern. You will have to maintain very strict glucose control with FBG < 100 mg, PP 160 to 170 mg & HbA1c% <7. Plus get a kidney function test done to see the levels of serum creatinine and urea. Thanks.
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My age is 69 years, Male,Diabetic since 4 years. Taking Janumet 50/500 one morning, one evening since about 9 months. It is myth that constant use of same Diabetic medicines over longer period of time effect/control over disease is reduced/less effective. Can I switch to AMARYL M2 mg. One morning and one evening and regular monitoring of sugar and also further adjustment of Diabetic medicines. Devinder kumar MOB: 9872253630. Kindly advice. Regards &Thanks.

MBBS, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
My age is 69 years, Male,Diabetic since 4 years.
Taking Janumet 50/500 one morning, one evening since about 9 months....
no diabetes is progressive disease and as the duration of diabetes increases beta cell reserve of pancreas keep on reducing. so the medicine dosage increases. still there is no harm in switching diff brand with same content
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Sirs, I am 49 years old, for the past 2-3 months I feel a pain in the neck, I am 5-5 inches tall with about 65 kgs. I am an travelling sales professional, I am avoid of diabetes and chl. What could be the problem.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Sirs,
I am 49 years old, for the past 2-3 months I feel a pain in the neck, I am 5-5 inches tall with about 65 kgs. I...
Pain in the neck could be due to stress, inactivity, wrong posture or early Spondylosis. Exercise you neck daily and do hot and cold compresses.
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My mom is concerned about keeping her Diabetes in check. What should be recommended to her. She is 47 years old now.

Vaidya Visharad
Sexologist, Narnaul
Dear, Diabetes is often called the silent killer. Diabetes, is a metabolic disease in which sugar does not get metabolized properly in the body. This means that the blood sugar levels continue to be high, threatening the normal functioning of the body. According to Ayurveda There are 20 forms of Diabetes : 4 are due to Vata, 6 result from Pitta, and 10 are caused by Kapha. But Diabetes (MADHUMEHA) is.Mainly kapha dosha disease. Poorly managed diabetes can lead to a host of long-term complications like :- Heart attacks, Strokes, Blindness, Nerve damage, Amputation of Limb. Impotency in men.Visit us at www.Malhotraayurveda.Com
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Thyroid Disorder and Its Cure With Homoeopathy

BHMS
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Thyroid Disorder and Its Cure With Homoeopathy

Thyroid disease:

In most cases where the thyroid is dysfunctional, symptoms arise relating to the imbalance of the thyroid hormones. Conventional medicine generally treats people with synthroid, or its generic equivalent, which is a preparation of t4, one of the two primary thyroid hormones. Some people do not respond well to synthroid and need additional supplementation with t3, the cellular active thyroid hormone. In spite of adjustments made by doctors to some patient’s hormone supplementation, unwanted symptoms may still be present affecting the patient’s lifestyle and overall health. Homeopathic remedies are useful on their own and in conjunction with conventional medicines in relieving these symptoms. Always consult your physician and an experienced homeopath for treatment for any thyroid disorders, including autoimmune thyroid diseases such as graves and hashimoto’s disease.


 

Iodum:

The homeopathic remedy iodum is indicated for patients experiencing hyperthyroidism, according to Dr. William boericke, in the&nbsp;materia medica and repertory. The person may feel very hot, agitated, and shaky with trembling hands and heart palpitations. There may be an increased appetite, with a desire to eat all day long, resulting in obesity; however, the individual may also have an increased metabolism and not be able to gain weight. Given in controlled doses and the correct potency, iodum may help regulate the thyroid and the pituitary gland, the source of thyroid stimulating hormone.


 

Fucus vesicelosus:

Fucus vesicelosus, or sea kelp, helps thyroid conditions where there is an under active thyroid with slow metabolism, according to the boericke. The remedy has the power to stimulate the thyroid and pituitary gland, helping to adjust the amount of thyroid stimulating hormone, and boost metabolic processes. When used correctly, this powerful remedy offers relief from many thyroid conditions and successfully reduces a myriad of symptoms, such as promoting weight loss, relieving sluggishness and fatigue, alleviating headaches, muscle pain and joint discomfort, and overcome many other unwanted symptoms of thyroid dysfunction.


 

Additionally, this remedy also has the ability to suppress an overactive thyroid when given in higher potencies and larger doses. Fucus vesicelosus should never be self-administered. It should only be used under the supervision of an experienced homeopath that can monitor your case closely. Never adjust your dose or change the potency of the remedy without first consulting your practitioner. Dietary kelp is contraindicated while taking homeopathic fucus vesicelosus.


 

Kali carbonicum

Kali carbonicum is indicated for individuals who suffer from a slow metabolism, often seen in hypothyroidism. The remedy may relieve symptoms of coldness and chilliness, pain in the back, chronic constipation, indigestion, flatulence, belching and a sour taste in the mouth. The person needing this remedy may be aggravated in general by drinking icy-cold drinks, which can produce nausea and vomiting. Patients experiencing chronic bronchitis, sinus infections, obesity, fatigue and who are hypothyroid are excellent candidates for this remedy.


 

Warning

Never treat yourself for thyroid problems. Any form of thyroid disease is complex and treatment needs to be supervised by an experienced health practitioner.


 

So consult the doctor privately.

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Can we cure diabetes permanently, present we do only supplication is there any way. Suggest medication of diabetes.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Can we cure diabetes permanently, present we do only supplication is there any way. Suggest medication of diabetes.
Mr. Lybrate-user, diabetes at present can only be controlled by medications and exercise plus diet control there is no cure at least for now. May be for next few decades. Medication for a diabetes patient depends on blood sugar levels, type of dm, severity and weight. It has to be individualised. No common treatment can be suggested.
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I am 42 years diabetic. My Dr. Asked me not to touch banana I am 100 kg look very odd I do not socialize do not go out to people. please plz help me.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am 42 years diabetic. My Dr. Asked me not to touch banana I am 100 kg look very odd I do not socialize do not go ou...
lybrate-user, You have grade 1 obesity with a BMI of 33.89 kgs/M2, this itself is the possible cause for diabetes. Even if you reduce your weight by 7to8%, there will a lot of benefit. Only way to do this to take a restricted dietgiving limited calories based on ideal body weight (72 kgs), plus exercising daily for at least 1 hour. Brisk walking could be a good beginning. Banana contains a lot of carbs, hence is not an ideal fruit for a diabetic person. Controlling blood glucose is very essential, otherwise there can be a number of complications that can occur relating to various vital organs. Thanks.
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I am 64 years woman having thyroid fnac and usg swelling left neck suggesting fat left lobe 27.4 x 11.4 x 8.8 mm isthrnus 2.2 mm enlarged umblicated heterogeneous.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 64 years woman having thyroid fnac and usg swelling left neck suggesting fat left lobe 27.4 x 11.4 x 8.8 mm isth...
you may consult to surgeon to remove that. 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 consult doctor on time.
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I am 49 years male I am suffering uric ace-ad problem what should I take food and other things please advice me.

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
There are many lifestyle and dietary guidelines that can be followed to protect against future flares or prevent gout or uric acid problems from occurring in the first instance: maintain a high fluid intake (2-4 liters a day) avoid alcohol maintain a healthy body weight eat a balanced diet limit fish, meat and poultry intake. If attempting to lose weight, avoid low-carbohydrate diets. If carbohydrate intake is insufficient, the body is unable to burn its own fat properly, releasing substances called ketones into the bloodstream. This results in a condition called ketosis that can increase the level of uric acid in the blood. It is most important to avoid foods that are high in purines, to ensure that the levels of uric acid in the blood do not get too high. Here is a list of high-purine foods to be wary of: beef kidneys brains dried beans and peas liver mackerel mushrooms lose some weight by walking or other exercise, avoid meats and get always be on a prescribed diet as prescribed by a registered dietitian. I am a registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator and a doctor, consult privately for detailed treatment plans using diet and medications.
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I am diabetic since last 15 years. Since last four months, its above 275. I am taking gluformin g2 once in morning.

BAMS
General Physician, Delhi
Get your sugar levels checked fasting as well as pp of same day from lab not from glucometr. Along with hba1c. Reply with reports & all medicines with dose to click on private
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My sugar level was at 85 after tea with sugar and 45 minutes of exercise. But it shoots up to 150 after dinner along with alcohol. Whether this kind of fluctuation is OK!

MBBS, MD, FAIIDR
Diabetologist, Vadodara
My sugar level was at 85 after tea with sugar and 45 minutes of exercise. But it shoots up to 150 after dinner along ...
Sugar level fluctuates at all times of the day, it is related to time of the day, food you take, exercise pattern and many other factors. As far as you are within normal limits, it is ok.
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I am diabetic and 35 years old, suffering since 11 years old. Kindly guide me for diet plan to get rid of this.

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
I am diabetic and 35 years old, suffering since 11 years old. Kindly guide me for diet plan to get rid of this.
Avoid sweet and sweet product. Avoid packed fruit juice etc. you can consult good dietician for detail list and choice.
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