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Dr. Rachna Hathi

Endocrinologist, Kolkata

Dr. Rachna Hathi Endocrinologist, Kolkata
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I'm a sugar patient since four years and taking pills regularly. My blood sugar is sometimes up and sometimes low. Yesterday random sugar at night was 130 but today morning it's 203. Why this variation.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I'm a sugar patient since four years and taking pills regularly. My blood sugar is sometimes up and sometimes low. Ye...
Hi drink some bitter gourd juice on an empty stomach each morning. First remove the seeds of two to three bitter gourds and use a juicer to extract the juice. Add some water and then drink it. Follow this treatment daily in the morning for at least two months. Take pranacharya diabeto and shilajeet capsule twice a day with water. Take vasant kusumakar ras twice a day. Avoid sweets. Take small meals in less time interval. Do pranayama early morning. Avoid alcohol consumption.
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Infertility in Men

MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi

About 10 percent of couples of reproductive age in the United States will have difficulty conceiving. Approximately 30 percent of cases are due to problems in man, another 30 percent due to problems in women and the remainder is unexplained causes or multiple factors involving both partners. If you had sex regularly and without using any birth control for over a year (or six months if you're over 35) without conceiving, see your doctor. Almost 90 percent of couples with infertility problems can successfully undergo fertility treatment. Read about common causes of infertility, possible treatments and how many couples become pregnant after treatment. Note that the success rates vary, since a couple can have multiple problems. 1. Obstructions A small percentage of men has a blockage in their ejaculatory duct that prevents sperm from entering the ejaculation fluid. If the vas deferens or epididymis vessels become clogged or damaged, possibly your sperm can not reach the egg of your partner. The cause of the obstruction could be an infection, injury, birth defects or a vasectomy. Possible symptoms: None. Possible solutions: surgery to repair an obstruction or reverse the vasectomy. Success rate: Depending on the problem and the type of surgery is performed about 50 to 90 percent of men have more sperm in their semen after surgery. About 20 to 65 percent of couples can conceive either through sexual intercourse or by in vitro fertilization or intracytoplasmic sperm injection. 2. Varicocele The varicocele (dilated veins, similar to varicose veins in the scrotum) increases the temperature of the testicles, which can affect sperm production. Possible symptoms: None (but can detect the problem through a physical examination). Possible solutions: surgery to repair the varicocele. Success rate: Up to 43 percent of men impregnate their partner within one year after surgery and to 69 percent do so within two years. 3. Irregular sperm If you have few sperm or none, if motility (ability to move) is low or abnormally shaped, possibly they are unable to fertilize the eggs of your partner. Possible symptoms: None. Possible solutions: fertility drugs; artificial insemination with donor sperm or with your own sperm if the quantity, shape and motility not have excessive anomaly; or intracytoplasmic sperm injection. Success rate: When fertility drugs that aim to increase egg production are combined with artificial insemination, the success rate is between 8 and 17 percent per cycle. With ICSI, the success rate is about 30 percent per cycle. 4. Sperm allergy Your body may develop antibodies that kill your own sperm, most of the time after a vasectomy, testicular torsion (where the testicle twists inside the scrotum), infection or trauma. Possible symptoms: None. Possible solutions: artificial insemination, assisted reproduction or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (drugs with corticosteroids such as prednisone are sometimes used to inhibit sperm antibodies but many doctors do not recommend them because of their side effects). Success rate: When fertility drugs that aim to increase egg production are combined with artificial insemination, the success rate is between 8 and 17 percent per cycle. With ICSI, the success rate is around 30 percent per cycle. 5. Unexplained fertility problems Your doctor may diagnose you a 'problem unexplained fertility' when you cannot clearly state the cause of your problem conceiving. Some experts believe that environmental toxins may be factors that contribute to the disorder but no confirmed no direct association between fertility and these possible problems. Possible symptoms: None. Possible solutions: fertility drugs combined with artificial insemination or assisted reproductive techniques such as in-vitro fertilization. Success rate: When fertility drugs that aim to increase egg production are combined with artificial insemination, the success rate is between 8 and 17 percent per cycle. With in vitro fertilization, about 20 to 40 percent of pregnancies end in cycles. After three years of treatment, the probability that a couple will conceive decreases by about 20 to 25 percent each year. 6. Combination fertility problems It is said that a couple has fertility problems 'combined' when both the man and the woman have a fertility problem. Possible Symptoms: Symptoms vary, depending on causes Possible Solutions: Treatments vary, depending on causes Success Rate: The percentages vary, depending on causes The objectives of the diagnostic evaluation, either exhaustive or limited, are: Determine the medical and psychological causes. Assess the severity and degree of responsibility for it. Establishing a therapeutic strategy that supports the specific diagnosis and meets the expectations of the patient and his partner.

My kidney gfr is 53, I am a diabetic of 21 years. Age 62. What diet, precautions etc should I take?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
General Physician, Delhi
My kidney gfr is 53, I am a diabetic of 21 years. Age 62. What diet, precautions etc should I take?
Dear , you are stage 3 chronic kidney disease, you should have protein less than 0.6 gm/kg day low potassium i. E restrict fruits and fruit juices to less than 100 gm day follow a diabetic diet please give details of your other reports and medications such that we can help you better.
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I had cabg in 2003. I have become diabetic for last 8 yrs. I do light exercise including forward bending like paschimotanasana. I have been keeping fine but for last 3 weeks, I am experiencing pain in the chest. Kindly advice if it is due to exercise. My ECG shows LBBB. intake medication regularly.

MBBS, MD - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Pain Management Specialist, Jaipur
I had cabg in 2003. I have become diabetic for last 8 yrs. I do light exercise including forward bending like paschim...
Hello Mr. lybrate-user Paschimtosana doesn't involve compression over chest. Also, remember to exhale out breathe while bending forwards to touch feet. LBBB may involve heart decompensation, and resulting chest pain. Go to cardiologist for checkup. Thank u.
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I am a lady of 45 years Diabetic-2 type patient. Would you please prescribe me my daily diet chart? i am taking Pioz MFG2 twice daily , Voglitor 0.3 MD twice daily during lunch and dinner and one vitamin tab. Cardexamine. Would you kindly tell me about my medicine and diet chart. My PP 187 and fasting 169.

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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Hi I am 25 year female suffering from diabetes type 1 and m taking two times injection please suggest any medicine so that I can replace my insulin injections?

MBBS, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
Hi I am 25 year female suffering from diabetes type 1 and m taking two times injection please suggest any medicine so...
Type 1 diabetes is associated with absolute insulin deficiency. You need to take lifelong insulin therapy. At present insulin is available in injection form (nasal form not used widely due to limitations)
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My wife is suffering from infertility since 4 year. her menses is regular. Please give some suggetion.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FCPS, DGO, Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning (DFFP)
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Infertility is problem of couple not of only wife. Both of you should meet gynaecologist as 1 st step.
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I'm a diabetic patient. My age is 30-Male. From few days I'm having pain in my right testis. Is there anything serious. I'm loosing my weight and muscles are loosing up.

Homeopath, Delhi
I'm a diabetic patient. My age is 30-Male. From few days I'm having pain in my right testis. Is there anything seriou...
Hi, it may or may not be serious. Take homeopathic medicine rhododendron 200/4 pills thrice a day for three days. Follow up me after that. Thnx.
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Hi sir my thyroid test had come 20 my doctor has advised to take thyronorm 50 mcg, pls help me know the diet to make this disease disappear from my body and for healthy living because of it my weight is increasing.

MBBS, DNB (General Surgery), MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy) (General Surgery) , Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, Fellow of Indian association og gastro intestinal endo surgeons
General Surgeon, Ghaziabad
Hi sir my thyroid test had come 20 my doctor has advised to take thyronorm 50 mcg, pls help me know the diet to make ...
Balanced diet helps in controlling all disease and nutritional deficiencies aggrevate them. Abundand fruits and vegetables in diet have all essential nutrients with best bioavailability to the body. And so this diet is the balanced and most natural diet. This normalises weight, nutrients and balance in the body. Breakfast= fruits only. Abundant amount. Lunch/dinner= half plate salad, 1 katori sprouts, green vegetables 2 to 3 katori, daal 2 to 3 katori, only 1 roti in one meal. Evening time fruits are also good. Stop having: milk, milk products, refined foods, packaged food of any kind like bread namkeen buiscuits maida etc. As these have all kinds of adulteration now a days with reports of urea level exceeding the limit even in mother dairy milk. Do light excercise for two hours daily slowly without straining yourself. Have plenty of fluids and water daily.
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Hi my cousin has a problem with sugar nice it came to 400 out of 600 let me know where we a get a good doctor to cure this problem.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Hi my cousin has a problem with sugar nice it came to 400 out of 600 let me know where we a get a good doctor to cure...
We need to control sugar levels with medication exercise and following a diabetic diet and contact a dr who is nearby his residence
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My sister is 56years, hypothyroid, on medication, her middle girth is very much, can it be redused by naturopathy and specific exercise?

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Kindly attach thyroid profile and revert back to me for further information on how to reduce weight naturally and medically.
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Hello sir what kind of diet or eat in thyroid Sir my period is irregular what is reason of that. Its related to by thyroid. please Give right suggestion.

M.Sc - Psychology, PGDEMS, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
Hello sir what kind of diet or eat in thyroid
Sir my period is irregular what is reason of that. Its related to by th...
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I am 69 years old and suffering from Type 2 Diabetes which is under control with Metamorphine Hydrochloride Twice daily. I am fond of Bananas but have been advised not to take as they contain lot of Sugar. Can I start taking now as per your article?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am 69 years old and suffering from Type 2 Diabetes which is under control with Metamorphine Hydrochloride Twice dai...
Mr. lybrate-user, Thanks for your query. Generally for a person with diabetes fruits like bananas, chikkoos. Grapes and mangoes are not good as they have a fairly high sugar content. However, if one has strict blood glucose control with fasting closer to 100 mg, PP 160 to 170 mg & HbA1c%<7, then one can take a banana occasionally, that too a small one. Banana has many benefits, but being too sweet it is to be restricted. You have only mentioned that blood glucose is in control, but no values are given, so difficult to give exact answer. Thanks.
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I am 50 years old now I take 50mcg eltroxcin 3 tabs daily for my thyroid, but now t4 is 18.7 and tsh is < 0.01, what will be my medicine dose?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 50 years old now I take 50mcg eltroxcin 3 tabs daily for my thyroid, but now t4 is 18.7 and tsh is < 0.01, what ...
reduced your medicines dose of tab. eltroxin. you can take tab. eltroxin 0.25 mcg. IN HYPOTHYROIDISM:--- 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'm 42 years old lady. I am suffering from diabetes since last 9 years. My blood sugar levels is 300. What should I do?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I'm 42 years old lady. I am suffering from diabetes since last 9 years. My blood sugar levels is 300. What should I do?
Your blood sugar is high.Consult physician for treatment.follow the advice given below 1.Do regular aerobic exercise for 1 hour daily (brisk walking,jogging,running,swimming,cycling etc) 2.Reduce weight if overweight 3Control diet a)Avoid sweets, sugar/honey, milk, excess calorie and carbohydrate rich diet like white bread, cereal,rice, pasta b)avoid all refined food like maida, pasta, starchy food like rice, potato, bakery item, processed food,. c)include more fiber like pulse,green leafy vegetable, legume. d)Avoid sweetened fruit like banana,mango,litchi, chickoo,sapota, seethaphal jack fruit,grape etc. can have fruits like guava, pineapple,papaya, orange, mousambi, strawberry, watermelon, pomegranate, jack fruit, sweet potato e)Avoid white/polished rice, take unpolished rice like brown rice/wheat/Jowar/Ragi,moong and chana Dal. f)Avoid ghee/ butter./coconut oil/excess salt intake like papad/pickle. g)Avoid red meat.take fish/chicken. h)Avoid alcohol and carbonated drinks like soft drink 4.Adhere to a strict diabetic diet by consulting Dietitian 5.Monitor your fasting, PP blood sugar 3 monthly and HbA1c six monthly 6.Consult diabetologist for advice and treatment
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I have got my thyroid tests done. T3 & t4 are normal but tsh is quite high. Which medicines should I start?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Mr. lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. High TSh (above 10 mU/L) suggests one has hypothyroidism. This needs to be treated with synthetic thyroid hormone in adequate dose. Thanks.
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