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I am a type 1 diabetic my sugar levels are increasing day by day even insulin taking daily what can I do now.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am a type 1 diabetic my sugar levels are increasing day by day even insulin taking daily what can I do now.
lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. There is no mention of dosage and type of insulin being taken as well as blood glucose levels, so it is difficult to comment. Please come back with all the details like fasting, Pp glucose levels, HbA1c%, dietary pattern, daily physical activity. Then looking at those details I will be ab; e to give specific guidance. Thanks.
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Sir, its been 3 years of our marriage, all kind of examination show that we both are all right, now my doctor asked me to take Zoamates for three months and asked my wife to take Apcod - obis. What these medicines are taken for.

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Lucknow
Sir, its been 3 years of our marriage, all kind of examination show that we both are all right, now my doctor asked m...
Zoamates are used to increase sperm count Apcod Obis Sachet works by declining anti-müllerian hormone and improving insulin resistance; decreasing serum testosterone and simultaneously increase insulin sensitivity; increasing absorption of calcium and phosphorus required for strong bones; it is used in PCOD syndrome.

Hi. Last 2 weeks back I randomly checked my blood sugar. It was 478. I than went for a proper blood and urine test and the reading were 473 and 278. Personally I am not a very sugar person. The doctor prescribed diamicron and Metsmall. Initially in the morning with another medication before bed. 9 days down the line the readings were still above 200 average. Now the dosage has been increased to Metsmall after every meal. The doctor said she cannot prescribe further check till the blood sugar stabilizes below 170-160. What is the take on this? Is there a chance of kidney issue or what?

BHMS
Homeopath, Secunderabad
Hi. Last 2 weeks back I randomly checked my blood sugar. It was 478. I than went for a proper blood and urine test an...
You need to have patience and wait for the body to adjust to the medicines. Please do not simply depend on medications to reduce the sugar levels. You need to change your lifestyle. Adapt a healthy lifestyle. Please exercise everyday for a few minutes to begin with, and slowly increase the duration and intensity. You can also learn Yoga and pranayam which are safe and effective to bring harmony and natural balance in health. Eat only healhty food (avoid all junk food and outside beverages ). Include all types of seasonal fruits and vegetables everyday. Prefer unrefined and organic foods if possible. You can also add Homeopathy which helps the body to improve the metabolism and overall well-being in the long run. You can contact me for further details about Homeopathic consultation and treatment.

I am suffering from diabetes from 7 year and I want to control my diabetes and I want to become fit and fine I want to increase my stamina my speed and I.Q level.

MBBS, MD
Endocrinologist, Delhi
I am suffering from diabetes from 7 year and I want to control my diabetes and I want to become fit and fine I want t...
It is not difficult to control diabetes and lead almost normal life with certain precautions and medicine/Insulin under the guidance of a Physician. Diet-Avoid taking sugar, sweets,jaggery (gur, honey,sweet fruits like banana, mangoes,grapes, cheeku etc. Meals should be small and frequent. Regular exercise is must. Maintain ideal weight acc. To your height. Follow advise of your doctor.
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I have loss weigh can you please suggest diet for me. I want to reduce my weight to 64 kgs.

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I have loss weigh can you please suggest diet for me. I want to reduce my weight to 64 kgs.
Take high fiber low fat diet. Drink lot of water everyday. Take small and frequent meals at regular intervals of 2-3 hrs. Avoid outside food completely. Ask me directly for customized diet plan for you.
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Ayurveda - Why It Is Best For Treating Diabetes?

Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Modern Diagnostics
Ayurveda,
Ayurveda - Why It Is Best For Treating Diabetes?

With the increasing number of the diabetes patients in India, our country is moving towards the title of world diabetes capital. Due to a change in lifestyle and food habits health of the people are deteriorating day by day. The unhealthy body reduces the lifespan as well. Ayurvedic treatment is the amazing solution of the cure of this life threatening disease.

Diabetes is a health issue which is caused due to the increased level of blood sugar level in the body. The digestive system of the body breaks food we eat into sugar which is called glucose and sent to all the cells throughout the body. The cells convert the glucose into energy with the help of a special hormone known as Insulin. When body reduces the capacity to maintain the blood sugar level due to lack of insulin in the body then this condition is called diabetes.

The simple Ayurvedic remedies for diabetes which show amazing results in the treatment of the disease.

  1. Bitter goard: This is considered as the most effective remedy in the treatment of diabetes. Consuming bitter gourd juice in empty stomach every morning reduces blood sugar level of the body.
  2. Jamun seeds: The powder of Jamun seed of the leaves of Jamun tree both is used as remedies for diabetes. Chewing Jamun leaves prevents the production of sugar and keeps sugar level of the body maintained.
  3. Cinnamon powder: Cinnamon is also one of the best remedies for diabetes. It improves the functioning of the pancreas and this would increase the production of insulin in the body.
  4. Triphala: This is the mixture of three different herbs, this ingredients are useful for the decrease of the sugar level in the blood. Some of the drug formations used to cure diabetes are :
    1. Asanad tablets
    2. Chadrabrabha
    3. Vasantkusumakar
    4. Shilajitvaji

Diabetes is just not caused due to the lowering of insulin. It is mostly caused due to the lack of proper maintenance of the body. Sufferers should take care of their health by following the healthy lifestyle with the balanced diet, stress management and exercise with the natural herbs prescribed by some expert Ayurveda physicians.

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PCOD - Symptoms And Diagnosis!

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
PCOD - Symptoms And Diagnosis!

PCOD or polycystic Ovary Disorder is one of the most common disorders of hormones among women in the age of reproduction. It is yet not discovered why some women become susceptible to this disease and it is believed to be a genetic disorder. The word “polycystic” refers to multiple cysts and a woman suffering from PCOD has multiple cysts in her ovary. This is due to the imbalance of hormones, which don’t allow the ovary to release eggs every month and these numerous unreleased eggs present in the ovary cause it to become polycystic.

What are the symptoms of PCOD?
The regular release of eggs from the ovaries directs a woman’s fertility and allows her to have a normal menstrual cycle. Therefore, women with PCOD face difficulty in conceiving along with irregular, low and absent periods. Some of the most common symptoms of PCOD include infertility and even miscarriage, elevated insulin levels, high blood pressure, diabetes, acne, unhealthy weight gain and obesity. It also leads to loss of hair from the scalp and excessive growth of hair on the body. This is due to over production of male hormones that lead to male pattern of growth of hair, such as on chest, cheek, chin and inner thighs. The hormonal imbalance leads to weight gain and obesity makes the hormonal imbalance even worse, turning it into a vicious cycle.

How is PCOD diagnosed and treated?
Your gynaecologist would be able to determine whether you have PCOD by checking your symptoms. Then she would recommend you to do a few blood tests along with a pelvic ultrasound scan to confirm whether you have PCOD. Though this disease is not reversible, its symptoms may be reduced or minimised. Most women can lead a trouble-free and healthy life if they take proper precautions at the right time.

It has been pointed in several studies that reduction in weight can help in the improvement of most PCOD symptoms because fat contributes to the production of certain hormones. Your doctor will prepare a treatment plan depending on the aspect from which you are suffering. For instance, if you are suffering from irregular periods, your doctor may prescribe you some contraceptives which can help in restoring normal menstrual cycle. But this treatment is definitely unsuitable for those who are trying to conceiveThe infrequent and irregular ovulation can make it difficult to conceive and it can be artificially induced with the aid of medications. So, you must consult a gynaecologist to help your situation.

In a nut shell PCOD is treatable. One should neither get disappointed nor depressed, but should not ignore.

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Can Pumpkin Seed Helps In Boosting Your Immunity?

CCP, MBA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Karnal
Can Pumpkin Seed Helps In Boosting Your Immunity?

Pumpkin seeds are a perfect choice for a healthy snack to munch on during boring afternoons. They are not just tasty, but immensely healthy. These seeds can be called as nutritional powerhouse that are packed with nutrients, which are required for the overall sustenance of health. Some of the most impressive benefits of pumpkin seeds include:

  1. Magnesium for healthy heart: One-fourth cup of pumpkin seeds contains about half of the regularly suggested intake of magnesium which in turn helps the body in performing a wide range of vital physiological functions. When an individual takes the required amount of magnesium, it boosts the production of ATP, synthesis of RNA molecules, rhythmic pumping of the heart, proper formation of the tooth and bone and relaxation of the veins and vessels carrying blood. It has been shown that eating pumpkin seeds regularly keeps the blood pressure under control and reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke as well.
  2. Zinc for assisting immunity: Pumpkin seeds are also a good source of zinc, and one ounce of this seed contains about 2 mg of the mineral. Zinc is essential for the body for a host of reasons such as immunity, growth of cells, proper sleep, lifting mood, replenishing the senses and is critical to eye and skin health. It is also known to help in regulating the insulin levels and improving male sexual power. Quite many people around the world do not get the right supply of this beneficial mineral due to mineral depletion of soil, effects of harmful drugs and consumption of plant-based diets. One can consume pumpkin seeds daily to combat common health issues such as cold and flu, depression, skin problems and acne and chronic fatigue.
  3. Omega-3 fatty acids to control cholesterol: Nuts and seeds including pumpkin seeds are known to be viable sources of Omega-3 fatty acids or alpha-linolenic acid. It is required by all individuals and the body then converts it to the more useful fats called the DHA and EPA. By eating an ounce of pumpkin seeds every day, one can intake an excellent source of good cholesterol.
  4. Tryptophan for restful sleep: Tryptophan belongs to the amino acid group. This is a protein building block found in abundance in the pumpkin seeds. This tryptophan is converted into serotonin by the body which in turn is transformed into melatonin or the sleep hormone. Those who have trouble sleeping can take a handful of pumpkin seeds along with some fruit pieces right before going to bed to see desirable results. The pumpkin seeds will supply the body with the required amount of tryptophan which will be converted to the sleep hormone and promote a restful sleep all through the night.

The pumpkin seeds can be stored and carried easily and require no refrigeration. Charged with a lot of nutrients ranging from copper to manganese, zinc to protein, pumpkin seeds should be considered as a healthy snack that can regularly be taken to enjoy a host of health advantages. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an ayurveda.

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Health Benefits Of Salad

Sexologist Clinic
Sexologist, Faridabad
Health Benefits Of Salad
Build your bones
Spinach, radicchio and watercress may not immediately come to mind as foods for keeping bones strong, but all contain lots of vitamin K. A study at Tufts Universityin Boston found that low dietary intake of vitamin K in women was associated with low bone mineral density.
Sharpen your eyesight
Toss together a salad of spinach, romaine and red leaf lettuce: They all contain loads of the carotenoids vitamin A, lutein and zeaxanthin’key to seeing better. Vitamin A helps eyes adapt from bright light to darkness. Lutein and zeaxanthin can help filter out high-energy light that may cause eye damage from free radicals.
Rev up your muscles
Recent Swedish research found that inorganic nitrate’abundant in spinach‘resulted in muscles using less oxygen. The study, which had healthy participants ride an exercise bike before and after taking a dose of nitrate, found it improved the performance of the mitochondria’which power our cells’in muscles.
Reduce risk of diabetes
Chronic magnesium deficiency has been linked to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes and the development of insulin resistance.

 

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Treating Diabetes With Homeopathy - Is It Possible?

BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
Treating Diabetes With Homeopathy - Is It Possible?

Diabetes mellitus is a chronic condition wherein the body doesn’t metabolise sugar properly. Insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas, is responsible for carrying the sugar or glucose, from the bloodstream to the individual cells. When the pancreas fails to produce insulin, glucose builds up in your bloodstream and enters your urine.

Homeopathy focuses on the overall health of the individual. Homeopathic medicines for diabetes include:
1. Abroma Augusta: This homeopathic medicine is best for diabetics who have weak muscles, increased appetites and frequent urination.
2. Phosphorus: If symptoms include weak vision, Phosphorus is the best remedy for it.
3. Syzygium Jambolanum: This is one of the best homeopathic remedies for diabetes mellitus. It acts efficiently and promptly in lowering sugar levels.
4. Phosphoric acid: If you feel exhausted or weak all the time, either physically or mentally, then Phosphoric acid is beneficial. Weak memory, forgetfulness and numb feet are also treated with Phosphoric acid.
5. Gymnema Sylvestre: Sometimes, diabetics drastically lose weight and have low energy levels. Gymnema Sylvestre is an excellent remedy for such symptoms.

Sometimes one or more homeopathic medicines may be combined to treat symptoms. Some common combinations include:
1. Lachesis, Arnica, Belladonna and Phosphorus are combined in a treatment to treat retinopathy, which is damage to the eyes caused by diabetes.
2. Serum Anguillae, Arsenic Album and Lycopodium are used together to treat kidney damage (nephropathy) in diabetics.
3. Helonias, Sulphur and Phosphoric acid are taken to deal with neuropathy or nerve problems such as numbness in feet and hands.
4. Syzygium Jambolanum is combined with Secale Cornutum to treat skin ulcers, which is a common problem among diabetics.
5. For people suffering from constipation due to diabetes, Natrum Sulph, Defloratum and Carlsbad are the best medicines.
6. To improve weak memory, Phosphoric acid, Nux Vom and Kali Phos are the best remedies for diabetics.
7. Sometimes diabetics complain of extreme, incapacitating weakness. To improve energy and boost overall health, Carbo Veg, Phosphoric acid, Phosphorus and Arsenic Album are recommended.

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

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