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Dr. Abhilasha C. Hattangdi

MBBS

Endocrinologist, Mumbai

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Dr. Abhilasha C. Hattangdi is a trusted Endocrinologist in Santacruz West, Mumbai. She has done MBBS . You can visit her at Smt B C J General Hospital in Santacruz West, Mumbai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Abhilasha C. Hattangdi on Lybrate.com.

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What is the best way to control hypertension and diabetes in life with and without medicine.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
What is the best way to control hypertension and diabetes in life with and without medicine.
We need to control sugar levels and BP levels with medication exercise and following a diabetic diet
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I am having diabetes type 2. Please suggest me foods that are tasty but not with calories?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am having diabetes type 2. Please suggest me foods that are tasty but not with calories?
The calory free foods are green vegetables like palak, methi, cabbage, cauliflower, celeri and tomatoes, cucumber. Plus dilute butter milk. Even clear soups if no ghee or butter is added.
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My wife is suffering from diabetes since 2000. She is taking insulin (25 units in morning & 20 units in night) + one tablet Glimiprex MF 1/500 mg + 1 tablet Supradyn in night. Her glucose levels are still not in control. What to do?

PGDD, RD, Bachelor of Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
My wife is suffering from diabetes since 2000. She is taking insulin (25 units in morning & 20 units in night) + one ...
For a diabetic it is best advised to have a diet planned as per the sugar levels, lifestyle and history. Though you can follow some guidelines - have small frequent meals. Do not fast for long hours. Avoid a very heavy meal at one time. Avoid fruit juices, aerated drinks or sugarcane juice, honey, jaggery or sugar. Avoid junk foods. Exercise and stay active. Do not attempt to try out too many remedies as you could go into hypoglycaemia. Sleep well. It's all a matter of discipline.
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I am a 47 years old male and last 12 years realize diabetic problem. Presently my blood exam result for p. P- 235, fasting - 190. My medicine is zoryl mp-1. Please suggest your opinion.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Your sugar level is not controlled. Please consult privately for further assistance. Dr surbhi agrawal consultant physician and diabetologist
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Uric acid in my blood is 7.2. Everyday I suffer from light back pain. Sir what type of medicine suitable for me?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Uric acid in my blood is 7.2. Everyday I suffer from light back pain. Sir what type of medicine suitable for me?
Homoeopathic medicine URTICA URENS Q ( Dr Reckeweg) Drink 10 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times daily for 3 months and report me thereafter with latest uric acid reports.
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CCMTD, CCEBDM, C.Diabetology, American Diabetes Association, DOMS, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
Kidney care for Diabetics
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Hypoglycemia: Going Lower Is Not Always Good

CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
Endocrinologist,
Hypoglycemia: Going Lower Is Not Always Good

Hypoglycemia, commonly referred to as low blood sugar is the condition of the body, when the level of blood sugar falls down below the normal level. This accounts for clumsiness, feeling shaky, feeling confused, losing consciousness, serious seizure. Severe lowering of blood sugar may cause death. You are likely to feel exhausted and very hungry. The symptoms usually show quite quickly.

Hypoglycemia is commonly caused due to diabetes medicine like insulin, sulfonylureas or biguanides. Starving for long hours, over straining the body or extreme alcohol consumption may lead to hypoglycemia. Failure of the kidneys, liver diseases, metabolism disorders also lead to hyperglycemia.

Fall in the the blood sugar level must be taken very seriously and never be ignored. If you feel the symptoms of lowered blood sugar, it is advised that you immediately take a sugar test. You must also indulge in high calorie food items such as sweets or chocolates. You need to increase the glucose intake, so that the blood-sugar level rises up.

Here are some steps you should follow to control hyperglycemia:

  1. Keep away from the practices, which lead to hyperglycemia: The best way of keeping away from hyperglycemia is by taking all measures, which would avoid the condition to develop. The medical schedule of diabetic patients should be closely monitored and optimized by the patient's caregivers. Their lifestyle should be kept under check. It should be ensured that the patients do not skip meals. Insulin should be avoided as much possible.
  2. Discuss problems with the patient: Patients and their guardians must be properly educated about the disease and what important steps they should take, in spite of all kinds of prevention treatments they take. Teach them about the symptoms and the steps to be taken in case of any emergency. Use of glucose tablets should be encouraged. They must know that the process is ongoing. Every patient is different from another and hyperglycemia differs from person to person.
  3. Use glucagon: Glucagon is basically a hormone, which stimulates the liver to release pre-stored glucose all over your bloodstream in case your blood-sugar level falls down steadily. Glucagon is usually injected, and kits are available. Prescribed by doctors, glucagon can be used to treat a person who has fallen unconscious after a fatal reaction due to insulin. You should consult an expert before buying a glucagon kit.

Hypoglycemia is a serious problem. Lowering or fall in your blood sugar level must never be ignored, and measures must be taken to regain your sugar balance immediately.

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I have hypo thyroid from last 3 years. I take 100 mg medicine, Please tell me what can I do to reduce it.

Diploma in Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Secunderabad
I have hypo thyroid from last 3 years. I take 100 mg medicine,
Please tell me what can I do to reduce it.
Hello lybrate-user, keep using the medicne, and do yoga early in the morning. Drink more water. And have a good nutrition diet, which has natural b, multivitamins from more vegetables, omega-3 and fiber. Give me a private message, I will hellp you withs best nutrition supplements. You will be completely cured.
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I am sixty years old male retired from government service but unfortunately without pension. I am taking BP tables morning and evening to control by BP as Glycomet thrice in a day for controlling my sugar which is on the higher side after food. I am not getting sleep in the night. What is the remedy for getting a good sleep?

MBBS, MD-General Medicine, DM - Cardiology
Cardiologist, Secunderabad
I am sixty years old male retired from government service but unfortunately without pension. I am taking BP tables mo...
Sleep related disorder is common in elderly with comorbidities. Good sleep hygiene is advised for the same. Going to bed early, light meals before food, low light, avoiding fatty meal, reading novels, avoiding watching tv in the evening, yoga or relaxation before sleeping are some measures you can try.
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I am diabetic since 2008. Some time I feel weakness in my legs. I can't sit on chair continuously even for half an hour. I have to stretch my legs and in car my legs, especially right leg gets so tired. Kindly suggest. Thanks.

MD(EH)/AM/Accupressure
Acupressurist, Chandigarh
I am diabetic since 2008. Some time I feel weakness in my legs. I can't sit on chair continuously even for half an ho...
Dear Lybrate user, Take care of your diet first. Do not take rice cold drinks coffee Linda etc. Sweets you must avoid. Do massage daily of your calf muscles at night with seasame oil. Take vitamin D daily with calcium. Also rake echo sprain daily one tablet.
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My son is 12 years old and his TSH value is 4.82. How to reduce this value. What is the normal TSH value at this age. Is thyroid disorder reversible in this age.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Lybrate-user, tsh normal range is 0.5 to 6 milli units / ml. So the value mentioned is within the normal range. No need to worry for now.
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I am 55 and a diabetic for the past 10 years. I want to go in for alternate therapies only. I have lot of foam in the urine and pass urine frequently. I also not got myself tested for more than 2 years. I am not interested in allopathic treatments.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Please give me the names of medicines u r taking how these ayurvedic medicines have helped u your complete diabetic history along with your blood glucose levels time to time your present glucose levels both fasting nd pp.
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I am 33 years of age. I am a diabetic since 5-6 years. I am having irritation on the inside skin of my penis. There is redness and also red small pimples which create roughness. I was advised allergic first n later fluconazole 150 mg. I have taken many times but the infection goes n comes back again n again. Please advice. than.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am 33 years of age. I am a diabetic since 5-6 years. I am having irritation on the inside skin of my penis. There i...
It could be due to fungal infection. Your diabetes seems to be not under control. Control diabete. It is the main reason for repeated fungal infection.
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What causes Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and what is the best method of treatment? Can iodine help this condition?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Hashimoto's thyroiditis (ht) is a condition caused by inflammation of the thyroid gland. It is an autoimmune disease, which means that the body inappropriately attacks the thyroid gland - as if it was foreign tissue. The underlying cause of the autoimmune process remains unknown. Hashimoto's thyroiditis tends to occur in families. It can be associated with other autoimmune conditions such as type 1 diabetes or celiac disease. Hashimoto's thyroiditis is 5 to 10 times more common in women than in men and most often starts in adulthood. Blood drawn from people with hashimoto's thyroiditis typically reveals an increased number of antibodies against thyroid-specific proteins, including thyroperoxidase and thyroglobulin. T- lymphocytes, a type of cell involved in the inflammation process, invade the thyroid gland cause silent, painless inflammation that destroys it; ultimately, the individual produces little or no thyroid hormone and becomes hypothyroid.---------------- the treatment of choice for hashimoto's thyroiditis is typically synthetic t4 or thyroxine (levothyroxine) along with homoeopathic medicine thyroidinum- 3x (schwabe gernam) by chewing 2 tabs twice daily so as to keep the dosage of levothyroxine under check. The medication must be taken indefinitely, and successful treatment alleviates the symptoms and signs of hypothyroidism. Without medication, there is very little chance the thyroid would be able to maintain hormone levels within the normal range, and symptoms and signs of hypothyroidism would occur or worsen. The dosage of levothyroxine may need to be modified after checking tsh levels once yearly. -------------------------iodine will suppress thyroid function and cause in elevation of tsh, so iodine can be used in hyperthyroidism cases to elevate levels of tsh due to the fact that iodine suppresses thyroid function wheras ht is a hypothyroidism condition----so do not use iodine therapy in ht-----------
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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
Foods For Hypothyroidism

1. Iodine Rich Foods
Make sure that you consume a diet that is rich in iodine. Some of the most common foods that you can think about that is rich in iodine are:
• Seaweeds and sea foods
• Salt water fish
• Nori rolls
• Sushi
Be certain to use iodized salt while preparing food as it is found to be very effective for hypothyroidism.

2. Bananas
One of the most commonly found fruits are bananas. Try to include bananas in your daily diet as it is a good food for hypothyroidism.
• Take at least two to three bananas a day. Make sure that you eat ripe bananas.
• You can also at times consume a banana milkshake that is prepared with low fat or skimmed milk.

3. Water
One of the best known remedies to treat all kinds of disorders as well as hypothyroidism is pure drinking water.
• Make sure that you drink at least 8 to 10 glasses of water a day.
• Water will help to flush out all toxins in your body.
• It will also prevent you from getting dehydrated so that your body does not store more fat and hence you do not gain excess weight.

4. Eating More Fruits And Vegetables
Try to include more fruits and vegetables in your diet. This will help you to stay healthy and is highly recommended to prevent hypothyroidism.
• It would be better for you to choose a complete veg. meal plan full of greens and vegetables one or two days in a week.
• You also need to follow a strict fruit plan diet for a day in a week to fight hypothyroidism.

5. Selenium Rich Foods
Going for foods that are rich in selenium will help in fighting hypothyroidism.
• Make sure to make onions and dairy products as part of your daily diet.
• You also need to occasionally include chicken, salmon, tuna and meat in your daily diet. Try to use one product a day.
• It is important for you to use a lot of garlic in your food preparation.
• Brazil nuts as well as whole unrefined grains also help in fighting hypothyroidism and you need to take them at least once a week.

6. High Fiber Diet
It is important for you to take a high fiber diet so that you do not gain weight that easily and this will help to prevent hypothyroidism.
• Add beans, oatmeal and whole wheat to your daily diet to improve your bowel movement and to reduce the cholesterol levels in your body.
• Make sure that you only consume brown rice and not white rice in any form when you suffer from hypothyroidism.

7. Green Tea
One of the best foods known to treat hypothyroidism is green tea. It has antioxidants and will help in reducing body weight.
• It is ideal for you to include green tea in your daily diet and try to skip other drinks like coffee and black tea.
• It would be ideal for you to consume thee to four cups of hot green tea to increase body metabolism and to burn fat.

8. Tyrosine Rich Foods
One of the best methods to increase the production of thyroid hormones in your body is to consume foods that are rich in tyrosine.
• Fish
• Lentils
• Lean meat
• Soy products
• Almonds
• Bananas
• Avocados

9. Coconut Oil
Take coconut oil cooked food will help in improving the production of thyroid hormone and will help in preventing hypothyroidism.
• Add a tablespoon of coconut oil in your diet every day.
• It helps in increasing metabolism and is also an emery booster.
• Make sure that you consume it in moderation depending on your age and lifestyle and structure of your body.

10. Vitamin A, Zinc And Copper Foods

It is ideal for you to consume Vitamin A, zinc and copper rich foods in order to increase the production of thyroid hormones in your body.

Vitamin A Rich Foods
• Yellow vegetables
• Carrots
• Dark vegetables
• Eggs

Zinc And Copper Foods

• Lean Beef
• Dried beans
• Spinach
• Seeds and nuts
• Yeast
• Legumes
• Oatmeal
• Raisins
• Organ meats that are range free.
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I have diabetes from past 18 years and also have kidney problem Now suffering from diabetic neuropathy leg selling is not getting reduce I consulted doctor and took medicine but its not getting reduce how can I get rid of it.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I have diabetes from past 18 years and also have kidney problem Now suffering from diabetic neuropathy leg selling is...
In a known case of diabetic we need to control sugar levels with medication, aerobic exercise and following a diabetic diet and leg swelling can be due to kidney disease or congestive cardiac disease or improper blood circulation and which needs rest and first confirm the diagnosis and than decide the plan for treatment accordingly.
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I have uric acid count up to 6.6 ml . And my left leg thigh numbness has increased and acute back pain and leg pain . I'm on few medications , but is there anything I still can do ?

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
I have uric acid count up to 6.6 ml . And my left leg thigh numbness has increased and acute back pain and leg pain ....
Your body produces uric acid when it breaks down purines — substances that are found naturally in your body, as well as in certain foods, such as steak, organ meats and seafood. Other foods also promote higher levels of uric acid, such as alcoholic beverages, especially beer, and drinks sweetened with fruit sugar (fructose). Normally, uric acid dissolves in your blood and passes through your kidneys into your urine. But sometimes your body either produces too much uric acid or your kidneys excrete too little uric acid. When this happens, uric acid can build up, forming sharp, needle-like urate crystals in a joint or surrounding tissue that cause pain, inflammation and swelling, called Gout. Homoeopathy offers permanent cure for such tendency since it is the susceptibility which makes one more prone for high uric acid while under same circumstances other people are normal . Normal Uric acid levels are 2.4-6.0 mg/dL (female) and 3.4-7.0 mg/dL (male). Normal values will vary from laboratory to laboratory. Also important to blood uric acid levels are purines.
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Causes, Risk and Treatment of Infertility

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS, Post Doctoral Fellowship in Reproductive Medicine, Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery
Gynaecologist, Pune
Causes, Risk and Treatment of Infertility

Infertility is a condition where a couple, trying to conceive in a natural way is not able to do so even after one year of trying. It is also a matter of worry for patients who are over the age of 35 years and those who are not able to conceive naturally even after 12 months of trying constantly. So here are the causes, risks and treatment for this condition.

Causes

There are many causes of infertility. It may be down to a condition present in one or both partners. As per a medical study, 20% of the cases of infertility are due to males, while 40% to 50% cases are due to problems in the female partner. 30% of the cases suffer from infertility due to problems in both males and females. 

Ovulation and fertilisation are the main elements of the conception process and any condition in the female or male can upset either function, which can make it difficult to conceive. While abnormal sperm production and transport may be a common condition that leads to infertility in males, other factors like side effects of cancer treatments and too much exposure to toxins and chemicals can also play an important role in this regard. 

For females, the causes of infertility may range from ovulation disorders, uterine and fibroid tumours, uterine and cervical anomalies, damage to or blockage of the fallopian tubes, endometriosis, primary ovarian insufficiency and pelvic adhesions. Also, factors like thyroid, cancer and medication leading to temporary infertility may be at play. 

Risks: 

There are a number of factors that put a male or a female at risk of infertility. Being in your mid 30s usually has an adverse effect on the ovulation and production of well functioning sperm. Further, smoking and tobacco are among the main causes of infertility in either partner. Excessive alcohol consumption may also lead to this problem. Being overweight or underweight can also make a person infertile. Further, not getting enough exercise and routine activities out of your day, can lead to this condition as well. 

Treatment: 

Male patients can go through a treatment for any existing infections, hormonal injections and medication, surgical options like vasectomy reversal and ART or assistive reproductive technology. Female patients can turn to medication that will stimulate ovulation, Intrauterine Insemination, and surgical processes to correct a uterine septum and remove endometrial polyps, or even a hysteroscopy surgery. 
If these methods fail, the patient or the couple can always turn to methods like In Vitro Fertilisation. For other mild reasons, lifestyle changes along with a stress free environment can help in increasing the chances of conception.

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My father is connected with influenza. He had cold. He suffered from diabetes. Give me some idea for him.

MBBS, MD
General Physician, Bangalore
My father is connected with influenza. He had cold. He suffered from diabetes. Give me some idea for him.
Any elderly (60 years or more) who is a diabetic must have influenza vaccine yearly always in the month of September to October. It takes one month for the vaccine to develop protection. The problem of inflenza is most in cold weather. That is the reason.
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I am 54 years old guy from pune . I am suffering diabetic and high blood pressure. please tell me what I do what medicine I take?

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Please mention your recent bsl reports and blood pressure and ongoing treatment and revert back to me for further assistance.
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