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Dr. A. Gokani

Endocrinologist, Mumbai

Dr. A. Gokani Endocrinologist, Mumbai
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I am 24 year old female suffering from thyroid and irregular periods from 2 years or more my weight is increased to 130 kgs and in very proportionate body shape what should I do to get in shape reduce weight and get rid of thyroid problems permanently? I am also facing body pain, breathing problem and more because of it.

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Homeopath, Faridabad
I am 24 year old female suffering from thyroid and irregular periods from 2 years or more my weight is increased to 1...
Hello, it's good to reduce weight at right time as many problems including irregular menses are directly related to overweight! read the following guidelines and implement them in your routine: management: 1: drink plenty of water (at least 2-3 l/d) or other calorie-free beverages. 2: be choosy about nighttime snacks. 3: enjoy your favorite foods. 4: have 6 meals per day - 3 main courses and 3 snack meals (snack meals should be healthy). 5: do regular exercises daily (start with light and later may be little vigorous). Exercise decreases the stress hormone in your body, burns calories and also increases the blood circulation. 6: eat seasonal fruits. Fruit helps to satisfy your sweet tooth thanks to its natural sugars, while fresh vegetables help you fill up more quickly. Fruits and vegetables contain fiber to help you feel full quickly. 7: eat more whole grains and cut simple carbs. Whole wheat bread, oatmeal, whole wheat pasta, sweet potato, and brown rice are all excellent sources of energy and sources of nutrition. 8: choose lean proteins instead of fatty ones. 9: cut the salt from your diet. Eating more sodium causes your body to retain water, which can cause you to feel bloated and gain more weight. 10: don't skip meals. When you skip meals, your body stops breaking down fat and starts breaking down muscle tissue. Muscle tissue burns more calories at rest than other tissues, so you're actually working against your goals 11: eat at home. Going out to eat makes it too easy to cheat. Food sold at restaurants is commonly much higher in fat, sodium, and other weight-loss killers. 12: give yourself a treat now and then. If you're attending a party or going out for a special occasion, allow yourself an indulgence. Just make sure that these indulgences don't become daily habits. Medication for obesity: start taking schwabe's phytolacca berry tablets/ thrice daily 1/2 an hr before the meals for 1 month. Thereafter revert me back for further guidance. All the best!
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I have been experiencing a weak erection for the past five years ago, formally used USA viagra to sustain the erection but now some other viagra that I am using seem not working, though I am a diabetes patient, what else can I try.

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
I have been experiencing a weak erection for the past five years ago, formally used USA viagra to sustain the erectio...
There are many medicines to prolong sex or increase sexual stability like sulph, avena, ashwagandha, lyco, china, cydo, nux vom, arg nit, damiana etc to select correct medicine for you I need few details. Are you excited or is all excitement absent? Are you able to get an erection but it fails? At what point does it fail? Are erections completely absent? Do you have a history of sexually transmitted diseases? Is there a history of sexual excesses or masturbation? Are there any physical changes since the erectile dysfunction? Homeopathy help best to treat and cure erectile dysfunction. You can try 100% side effects free and natural homeopathic remedy to treat and cure erectile dysfunction. If you would like to consult with me privately, please click on'Consult'  Recommend me by clicking on recommend option and leave feedback.
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Get me treatment for burning foot after food. I am a type 2/diabetes patient since year 2000. I on tablets. Gemer DS1and glycomet SR 500 per day.

MD - Consultant Physician
General Physician, Mumbai
Is your diabetes under control? If not, get that controlled. Your burning feet may be due to diabetic neuropathy, which effects the nerves of the feet first. Apart from good diabetes control, there are medicine which are quite useful for treating diabetic neuropathy. You should consult your physician.
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Hello doctor I am rishi I am 25 yrs old man n I have suffering from diabetes problem so what should I do.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Hello doctor I am rishi I am 25 yrs old man n I have suffering from diabetes problem so what should I do.
Go for regular exercise, reduce weight if you are over weight, control diet by avoiding sweet and excess carbohydrate. Monitor your blood sugar and if still high you have to take medicine after consulting doctor
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Where to inject insulin (Sites) ?

MBBS, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
Where to inject insulin (Sites) ?

Where to inject insulin (sites)?

Insulin is injected subcutaneously, i. E just below the skin in fatty tissue. If insulin is injected deeper in muscles then it may get absorbed quickly and can lead to low sugars. Insulin should not be given in scars, moles, varicose veins, sites with broken blood vessels etc. As it may alter its absorption. Insulin injection site must be rotated each time to avoid lipodystrophy (at least, take insulin injection an inch apart from the previous site).

Sites where you can take insulin injection:

  1.     Abdomen: this is a preferable site for self-administration since absorption of insulin is quicker and predictable. You can take insulin, at least, two fingers width away from belly button.
  2.     Thigh: this is second best site after abdomen for self-administration of insulin injection. Top and outer aspect of the thigh is preferred. Avoid injecting insulin on the inner side of the thigh.
  3.     Arms: normally when somebody else is administrating insulin to diabetes patient it can be given on outer back aspect of the arm away from shoulder and elbow in fatty tissue.
  4.     Buttocks: upper outer padded part (wallet area) is a preferred spot.

 

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Hello sir, I am 46 yrs old. Suddenly my sugar level increase. How to reduce this. I have cholesterol & uric acid.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Hello sir, I am 46 yrs old. Suddenly my sugar level increase. How to reduce this. I have cholesterol & uric acid.
You have to take regular exercise, reduce weight, control diet by avoiding sweet,excessive carbohydrate. Take bland diet,avoid oily food and red meat.Monitor your blood sugar, lipid profile, uric acid and consult doctor with report
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I am 52 yrs male having start of dibetes ie blood suger f-120, after two hrs of lunch-195. I am taking regular b. P. Tablet from last 3 yrs and feels normal. Shall I take ayurvedic treatment for blood sugar Or allopathetic.? Or other wise. Please suggest me. Thanks.

MD-Ayurveda, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Ahmednagar
First few months just follow diabetic diet. Avoid potato sugar n fast food. If sugar post prandial crosses 200 then start tablet. If required ayurvedic drugs you can contact me.
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Hi Is there any combined medicine(single) which can replace glycomet sr 500 and olmisara? I am taking both as prevention as suggested by doctor for border line diabetes 2.

MD - Medicine, MBBS
Cardiologist, Panchkula
Olmisartan is not meant for the prevention or control of diabetes. It is used to control high bp and in certain kidney and heart problems.
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Hi I Am An Diabetic Patient And I Am 19th Years Old I Got My Blood Report On 18th March, 2016. As I Was Feeling Weak And Tired All Day And Was Thirsty All The Time And Was Having Frequent Urination From Last 1 Week I Searched It On Google Why All This Is Happening To Me Then I Came To Know That This All Signs Are Of Diabetes Then I Decided To Test My Blood Sugar Level When I Got My Report My Fasting Glucose Level Was 396.2 And P.P Blood Glucose Was 564.8 In Mg/Dl Units. It Was Very High I Got So Panic I Visited To A Doctor He Gave Me Metformin And Glenmark For 1 Week But I Took It Only For 4 Days Because My Uncle Took Me To A Diabetes Specialist Doctor Told Me To Take Immediate Insulin But I Told The Doctor That After Getting My Report After 3 Days My Blood Sugar Level Decreased To 271 From 564.8 Because I Don’t Wanted To Take Insulin Injection  Doctor Gave Me 3 Types Of Medicine For 1 Month Cyblex M80 For After Breakfast And Dinner, Vildagliptin Tablets Vysov 50 Mg For After Lunch And Zevit Capsules Of Vitamin B- Complex And C With Zinc Sulphate For After Dinner Which I Am Continuing Have This Tables After All My Meals Today Is 25th March, 2016 It’s The 8th Day I Am Having Diabetes My Blood Sugar Level Decreased Now It’s 171  As I Tested It On My Glucometer And I Have Changed My Diet. I Am Still Worried About My Diabetes And I Don’t Even Know Which Type Of Diabetes I Have As Doctors Says I Have To Take Insulin I Had Searched It Comes Under Type 1 Diabetes. I Am Again Worried So Please Help Me Out For My Diabetes Doctor I Don’t Want To Take Insulin As It Will Cost Me A Lot And I Cannot Afford All This Medicines And All  I Decided That I Will Stop My Treatment If I Have To Take Insulin I Will Decided To Stop My Treatment And I Will Just Live Till I Die And Please Tell Me If I Am Taking The Right Medicine Or Not Please Reply Me As Soon As Possible Doctor Thank You.

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
Hi I Am An Diabetic Patient And I Am 19th Years Old I Got My Blood Report On 18th March, 2016. As I Was Feeling Weak ...
Dear, relax. I know it would have been shocking to have found out that you have diabetes but it will help to know that your condition is still manageable. Don't worry about insulin. At times, especially initially, insulin is given temporarily to manage the very high sugar levels. Your doctor may taper off and possibly even stop insulin if your sugar levels respond to oral antidiabetics alone. As of now, it is too early to know whether you will require insulin all your life. So relax. Find out if there was a stressful period in the last few months. As per evidence, diabetes and most other lifestyle diseases are caused due to sudden or gradual continuous tension or worry or at times a debilitating illness. You can try homeopathy which focuses on retaining and stimulating insulin secretion and thereby preventing further progression of diabetes and any onset of complications. With regular use, sugars will be controlled, allopathic medicines reduced at first then stopped. After a time, even homeopathy can be stopped. Once again, don't worry and stay positive.
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Hello doctor please give a detail precautions taht a diabetic should take. Thank you.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Hello doctor please give a detail precautions taht a diabetic should take. Thank you.
We need to control sugar levels with medication exercise and following a diabetic diet and to take low glycemic index levels of food
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Causes and Treatment of Gestational Diabetes

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Chennai
Causes and Treatment of Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes is a form of diabetes where the blood sugar levels of the body increase during pregnancy. When you are expecting, your body is more repellent to insulin so that a larger amount of glucose is manufactured for the baby’s nourishment. However, this excess blood glucose can build up within the body which causes gestational diabetes. This can lead to health problems for both the mother and the baby. At the end of the gestational period i.e. once the baby is delivered, blood sugar reduces to normal.

When are you at a risk for gestational diabetes?

  1. Gestational diabetes can also be hereditary. If a family member or a relative has diabetes, you are more likely to develop gestational diabetes.

  2. If you are overweight, you are more susceptible to developing gestational diabetes.

What causes gestational diabetes?

During pregnancy, the placenta connects your baby to the blood supply. This produces other hormones which reduce the levels of insulin. This increases the level of blood sugar in your blood. As your baby develops, your body manufactures more of such hormones which block your insulin levels leading to gestational diabetes. This usually occurs from the 20th week of your pregnancy.

Complications:

  1. Increase in Birth Weight – Extra glucose crosses through the placenta which instigates the baby’s pancreas to manufacture more insulin. This can make your baby very large. Sometimes, it becomes difficult for the baby to pass through the birth canal during childbirth as a result.

  2. Premature Birth and Respiratory Diseases – High blood sugar may increase the risk of an early labor. It may make the baby due before the 37th week of pregnancy. This also makes the baby more susceptible to respiratory disorders.

  3. High Blood Pressure – Gestational diabetes also raises your risks for high blood pressure. This can be fatal for you as well as your baby’s health.

Treatment:

  1. Book an appointment with a dietitian and follow a healthy eating schedule. Limit the amount of carbohydrates and ensure you have a healthy and balanced meal.

  2. Do light exercises regularly during pregnancy. This helps you to control your blood sugar level. Physical activities which require low levels of energy utilization such as swimming and walking will control your blood sugar level without exerting you too much.

  3. Taking insulin shots and medicine for diabetes will also control your blood sugar levels if you have a pre-existing condition.
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How can I cure permanently diabetes mellitus from my body blood glucose level and the blood acidity. Is there any risk of heart attack for obesity, how can I get rid of this?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
How can I cure permanently diabetes mellitus from my body blood glucose level and the blood acidity. Is there any ris...
Mr. Lybrate-user, diabetes mellitus can only be controlled by appropriate medicines, proper diet (restricted diet) and regular exercise. If blood sugar is not kept in control (fasting closer to 100 mg, pp 150 to 160 mg and hba1c% <6.8.), then there is a definite possibility of serious long term complications in relation to eyes (retina), kidney, lower limbs, peripheral nerves and heart. Yes there is an increased risk of heart attacks in uncontrolled diabetes patients. Another important thing our blood ph is in the range of 7.33 to 7.45 which is slightly alkaline. Our blood always remains in this range. There no blood acidity.
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I am diabetic patient and I want to become singer but sometimes I feel weakness while singing. Is the reason for my weakness is diabetes?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am diabetic patient and I want to become singer but sometimes I feel weakness while singing. Is the reason for my w...
If your Diabetes is under control you can not have weakness while singing. Get your Fasting, PP blood sugar examined and consult physician
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I am 28y old and type 1 diabetes problem is sugar level not control I am insulin use morning 40unit and 20 unit night.

MSc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chandigarh
I am 28y old and type 1 diabetes problem is sugar level not control I am insulin use morning 40unit and 20 unit night.
The key is to eat in moderation at regular intervals, and not to starve yourself. Start your day with a good and healthy breakfast like a cereal and milk combination for e. G oats/ dalia porridge with low fat milk or curd. Between your lunch and breakfast you can have a light mid-morning snack, i. E, a fruit perhaps, and follow this by a balanced meal in moderate quantity for lunch. Have plenty of vegetables which will keep you full and cut down on the amount of rice/ chapatis that you are having. Also cut down on your fat intake and reduce oil in cooking. Avoid fast food, junk food, sugary food and soft drinks. Along with this, do not forget to exercise regularly.
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MD - Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Delhi
If diabetes patient has sweet craving; having fruits at that time is a good alternative
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Diabetes and exercise: When to monitor your blood sugar

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Diabetes and exercise: When to monitor your blood sugar
Diabetes and exercise: When to monitor your blood sugar

Diabetes and exercise go hand in hand, at least when it comes to managing your diabetes. Exercise can help you improve your blood sugar control, as well as boost your overall fitness and reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke.

But diabetes and exercise pose unique challenges, too. Remember to track your blood sugar before, during and after exercise. Your records will reveal how your body responds to exercise ? and help you prevent potentially dangerous blood sugar fluctuations.

Before exercise: Check your blood sugar before your workout

Before jumping into a fitness program, get your doctor's OK to exercise ? especially if you've been inactive. Discuss with your doctor which activities you're contemplating and the best time to exercise, as well as the potential impact of medications on your blood sugar as you become more active.

For the best health benefits, experts recommend 150 minutes a week of moderately intense physical activities such as:

Fast walking
Lap swimming
Bicycling

If you're taking insulin or medications that can cause low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), test your blood sugar 30 minutes before exercising and approximately every 30 minutes during exercise. This will help you determine if your blood sugar level is stable, rising or falling and if it's safe to keep exercising.

Consider these general guidelines relative to your blood sugar level ? measured in milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) or millimoles per liter (mmol/L).

Lower than 100 mg/dL (5.6 mmol/L). Your blood sugar may be too low to exercise safely. Eat a small carbohydrate-containing snack, such as fruit or crackers, before you begin your workout.

100 to 250 mg/dL (5.6 to 13.9 mmol/L). You're good to go. For most people, this is a safe pre-exercise blood sugar range.

250 mg/dL (13.9 mmol/L) or higher. This is a caution zone. Before exercising, test your urine for ketones ? substances made when your body breaks down fat for energy. Excess ketones indicate that your body doesn't have enough insulin to control your blood sugar. If you exercise when you have a high level of ketones, you risk ketoacidosis ? a serious complication of diabetes that needs immediate treatment. Instead, wait to exercise until your test kit indicates absence or a low level of ketones in your urine.

300 mg/dL (16.7 mmol/L) or higher. Your blood sugar may be too high to exercise safely, as these high glucose levels may increase your risk of dehydration and ketoacidosis. Postpone your workout until your blood sugar drops to a safe pre-exercise range.
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My Daugher, GTT test has come 290, fasting 110 , gad antibodies test positive, doc saying she will develop type 1 diabetes in future or may be within a year, he asked us to put her on small dose of insulin , what to do please advice ?

Practical Course in Diabetology, POST GRADUATE COURSE IN DIABETOLOGY, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Srinagar
Is there family history of diabetes. Get HOMA IMR test done from SRL Ranbaxy lab n inform or consult your doctor.
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Hi this is Akash. My nani is having sugar since last 10 years but in last 6 months sugar is getting up and down she is taking tablet daily twice a day but the sugar is not coming in control I would like to know what can I get information from you.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
Hi this is Akash. My nani is having sugar since last 10 years but in last 6 months sugar is getting up and down she i...
if her blood sugar is not under control than dose may be need to increase or change of medicine is required Get your following test done and review with reports 1. FBS, PP Blood sugar 2. HBA1C 3. KFT Cosult Diabetologist for further management
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