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Dr. Alpana Sowani

Endocrinologist, Mumbai

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Sir I am 34 years male my wife do not have any interest on bed she often completes me that when I insert my penis she occurs pain and itching on her vagina also there are some red spots areare found Sir I request you to suggest me better medicine otherwise I will lost my sexual life because I am diabetic patient so please guide me what can I do.

MBBS
General Physician, Chennai
Sir I am 34 years male my wife do not have any interest on bed she often completes me that when I insert my penis she...
Sir, actually what I'd suggest you is proper personal hygiene as my doubt would be with regards to Candidial infection, as you have quoted that your wife suffers from itching soon after your sexual act with her. More of concern is the Diabetic status as Diabetes itself is an Immunicompromised state and fungal infection like candidiasis can harbor the external genitals. So,Good control of Blood sugar values with proper hygiene is suffice to get rid of your issues.
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Why diabetic patients getting hypoglycemia after prolonged use of diabetic medicine. And how it occurs then why they get coma.

Dietitian/Nutritionist
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Why diabetic patients getting hypoglycemia after prolonged use of diabetic medicine. And how it occurs then why they ...
If you feel hypoglycemia than to have 4 teaspoon sugar immediately with water. Reduced your medicine dose. Increase your small frequent meal in every 2 hour. When you go to bed than to have 1glass tonnes milk with 2 to 4 marie or salty biscuits this will help or prevent coma at night.
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Sir, last year I had fasting sugar: 174, after lunch he had sugar: 354. After 1 year with out using any medicines now, fasting sugar is 95 and after it is 75. All the above measurements are shocking, please explain the reason for drastic change. Age: 23 weight: 89 habit of doing physical exercise daily.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Sir,
last year I had fasting sugar: 174, after lunch he had sugar: 354. After 1 year with out using any medicines now...
If sugar levels mentioned by you are correct then I am unable to explain the phenomenon. If sugar level has returned to normal then it is really very good. I can only suggest get a hba1c% test done and also keep testing sugar levels once in 2 - 3 months just to keep a track. Continue doing regular exercise.
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I am an old man of 69 years. I have high B.P for 20 years but am keeping it under control, using right medicines as advised by the doctor. I also have been diabetic for 6 years and keeping it well with in limits. I have a great urge for sex right from my adolescence and I used to have excellent sexual potency that very few can have. But, unfortunately due to having been divorced, I haven't had sex with any woman for nearly 11 years. Though I burn with a great desire to have sex, I am afraid, I may not be so active as I was earlier due to my fear that my penis is flaccid and that there is no proper erection, when the desire for sex rises in me (I get tempted, even looking at any young and sexy woman, at this age too). I would like to know if there are any medicines or surgeries that can make my penis strong and stiff when aroused and whether I can get back my original potency at this age. Can I also have the sustaining power of retaining the erection for long ,as I used to have earlier? The bottom line is that I am going to marry an orphan, younger to me by 35 years. I don't want to be a failure and have my new wife find ways to betray me due to lack of sexual satisfaction from me. Please advise me.

M A Psychology, Diploma in Naturopathy & Yogic Science (DNYS), Diploma in Diet and Nutrition, Aayurved Ratn
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Rajsamand
I am an old man of 69 years. I have high B.P for 20 years but am keeping it under control, using right medicines as a...
DEAR lybret user Hunger, fear, sex and sleep, has a parallel in all beings, This requirement should be parallel, You feel young to your mindset. You like Asha Ram known as your ideal person, semen step up diet to use, Hope in the minds of the communications dock, King always 12- 15 married women, All the women were satisfied with sex king. You Know The Secrets, Everything depends on the diet and your mind, Have a balanced diet and mind, You will certainly be successful, with the best wishes.
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I have hypothyroidism since 2yrs and I am taking thyronorm 25mcg. Is there any side effect of this tablet should I have to take vitamins supplement tablets with this.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I have hypothyroidism since 2yrs and I am taking thyronorm 25mcg. Is there any side effect of this tablet should I ha...
The normal side effects can include: nausea, drowsiness, weight gain and insomnia. Continue with your treatment.
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I am 67 years Male and a Diabetic Patient for the last 27 years. I have undergone an angioplasty (balloon) for one leg previous month, due to lack of blood circulation for two legs. After that I am taking the following medicines. 1. Stiloz 50mg, 2. Atorva 20mg, 3. Clopilet, 4. Ecosprin 150 mg along withGlyciphage tab.

M. Sc. Foods, Nutrition & Dietetics, B.Sc-Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Visakhapatnam
I am 67 years Male and a Diabetic Patient for the last 27 years. I have undergone an angioplasty (balloon) for one le...
Try to include the below mention foods in your diet on regular basis for better results and speedy recovery. Natural remedies for diabetics. Tender guava leaf juice aloe vera green tea cinnamon black jamun seed extract methi seed powder drumstick leaf powder flaxseed powder amla neem flower tea multi grains wheat germ and bran lemon grass wheat grass quinoa are some of the foods which definitely control diabetes. Take personalised dietary expert advice. Thank you.
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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 56 years old person and have Diabetes type-2 since 6 yrs. My question is can you suggest my good & appropriate diet list.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda,
I am 56 years old person and have Diabetes type-2 since 6 yrs. My question is can you suggest my good & appropriate d...
Eat warm food which is freshly prepared and avoid reheated food, processed food, bakery items, milk products except ghee, sugarfree, paneer, sweets.
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Hello Doctor! My father has diabetes, as I heard that it will come by family history, Is it true? Is there any suggestions to not get diabetes from my father? Am 22 years old.

BAMS, MD, Panchakrma
Ayurveda, Nashik
Hello Doctor!
My father has diabetes, as I heard that it will come by family history, Is it true? Is there any sugges...
Yes boss. It is genetic. It is right. If you want to. Prevent. Then. Do panchakarma regularly in Every year. Specialiy. Vaman. And basti. Don't eat. Sweet. Food. Do exercise regularly.
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I am getting so much Dried nasal mucus from nose. While sleeping I can not able to breathe properly. I used to get up clean my nose and sleep. I have phlegm in my throat. recently I got to know I have hypothyroid. I am taking thyroxine 50 from past one week. How to get rid of this dried nasal mucus and phlegm.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda,
I am getting so much Dried nasal mucus from nose. While sleeping I can not able to breathe properly. I used to get up...
1- daily take steam inhalation with 2-3 drops of nilgiri oil 2-put 2 drops of anu taila {oil] in both nostrils in the morning 3- gargle with tripala kadha 4-recheck your thyroid function test.
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I lose my insulin & blood sugar. vitamin R so low. & fatty liver. please help me.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I lose my insulin & blood sugar. vitamin R so low. & fatty liver. please help me.
Please explain what do you mean by" I loose insulin & blood sugar and vitamin r so low. Fatty liver is understandable.
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I have blood sugar of 180 mg. I am taking Glimet tablet- 1 in the morning and 1 in night along with Becosym C- Fort tablet. Is it correct? Whether it should be taken after diet?

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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Sir mujhe diabetes hain to my abhi jaha par rahraha hu waha par temperature -40° hain to mujhe kuch use advise dijiye ki my apni health banake rakhu.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Sir mujhe diabetes hain to my abhi jaha par rahraha hu waha par temperature -40° hain to mujhe kuch use advise dijiye...
You have to ensure that your diabetes is fully under control. If it is not under control you may develop frost bite leading to gangrene of foot at such extreme low temperature. If possible you should avoid going to such area. Take your medicine regularly. Avoid taking sweets, high calorie food and carbohydrate rich diet. Take adequate protection against cold exposure and take extreme care of your hands and feet. Before going to that area, do your blood sugar test and consult Diabetologist for necessary advice
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Pre-Diabetic Symptoms - A Must to Know for All!

D ( Diabetology), AFIH, DNB (F.MEDICINE), MBBS
General Physician, Pune
Pre-Diabetic Symptoms - A Must to Know for All!

Before you are affected by diabetes, a condition known as pre-diabetes is experienced, which indicates that a person might develop diabetes soon. In case you have pre-diabetes, your blood sugar level will be higher than the usual, but not as much as during diabetes. The condition is called borderline diabetes. During pre-diabetes, the production of insulin hormone gets decreased. You are more likely to get heart diseases and a stroke because of pre-diabetes. 

Diagnosis There are three primary blood tests, which are used for the diagnosis of pre-diabetes: 

  1. Fasting plasma glucose test
    • You should not eat anything for eight hours before this blood test.
    • Blood sugar level is considered normal when it is less than 100.
    • If your blood sugar level is between 100 and 125, you are in the pre-diabetes stage.
    • If your blood sugar level is above 125, you are diagnosed with diabetes. 
  2. Oral glucose tolerance test
    • First, you need to have a fasting glucose test done and drink a sugary solution (75 gm glucose dissolve in water) after it.  After two hours, another blood test is taken. 
    • Blood sugar level is considered normal when it is lesser than 140. 
    • If your blood sugar level is between 140 and 199, you are in the pre-diabetes stage. 
    • If your blood sugar level is above 200, you are diagnosed with diabetes. 
  3. Hemoglobin A1C 
    • This blood test shows the average blood sugar level for three to four months in the past. It helps to check whether pre-diabetes is in control or not. 
    • Blood sugar level is considered normal when it is 5.6%. 
    • If your blood sugar level is between 5.7% and 6.4%, you are in the pre-diabetes stage. 
    • If your blood sugar level is 6.5% or above, you are diagnosed with diabetes. 
    • The test should be redone for checking or verifying the results. 

Lifestyle changes required for managing pre-diabetes Lifestyle changes may help people in managing pre-diabetes and for preventing it from developing into diabetes. Here are some changes and habits you need to practice: 

  1. Weight control: If you are obese and overweight, the pre-diabetes may turn into diabetes. Hence, losing some amount of body weight, at least 5% to 10%, makes quite a difference. 
  2. Exercise: You should perform moderate exercises regularly, such as swimming, cycling or walking briskly. This helps in the management of pre-diabetes. Aerobic exercise increases the heart rate and should be carried out for better benefits. 
  3. Nutrition: You must make some dietary changes as well. Consume food items, which contain low-fat protein. Eat a lot of vegetables and whole grains, limit your calorie intake and reduce the amount of sugar and starchy carbohydrates. Increase your intake of fiber-rich food. 

If you experience a rise in your blood sugar levels, you must consult a doctor immediately. With early diagnosis, you can take preventive measures and will be able to prevent pre-diabetes from developing into diabetes.

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I have a thyroid if I go for medicine or it may dangerous for me and I have changes in my voice and it feel like pressure when I talk.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I have a thyroid if I go for medicine or it may dangerous for me and I have changes in my voice and it feel like pres...
Mr. lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. By saying "I have thyroid" it is not clear whether you have hypothyroid or hyperthyroidism. So my suggestion is please come back with exact test results like T3, T4 & TSH values, then I will be able to understand. For all thyroid related conditions there are specific treatments available, which can help in better control. Thanks.
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Substance Abuse - Types And Causes!

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, Senior Resident Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, Ahmedabad
Substance Abuse - Types And Causes!

Substance abuse is used to describe abuse of a variety of things including tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs. These produce a feeling of false well-being and therefore often misused. These are stimulants and tranquilizers, which give a “happy go lucky” feeling and so are misused.

Tobacco: The primary habit-forming ingredient in tobacco is nicotine. While it is commonly used for pleasure and as a stress buster, it also is a major contributor to a lot of health issues including heart disease, lung cancer, breathing disorders, infertility, peptic ulcers, depression, and sleep disorders. For someone who is addicted to smoking, quitting can lead to withdrawal symptoms including tremors, anxiety, and seizures.

Alcohol: Alcohol depresses the depression center in the brain and therefore produces a feeling of high. Getting addicted to alcohol leads to reduced inhibitions, slurred speech, poor muscle coordination, and reduced cognitive skills. Withdrawal can lead to tremors, anxiety, hallucinations, and delirium tremens. Alcohol ups the risk for heart disease, cirrhosis of the liver, and cancer of the digestive tract. In addition, alcohol alters a person’s eating habits and leads to considerable weight gain.

Illicit drugs (marijuana, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamines): There are a large number of these drugs, which are not to be used but unfortunately are. They are used in various forms including snorting, smoking, chewing, and injections. While most of them produce a feeling of well-being, it is transient, and in the long run, they reduce alertness, energy levels, cause confusion, vomiting, and abdominal cramps. They also affect the health of all body organs including brain, liver, heart, kidneys, lungs, muscles, etc. Sharing of needles also carries the risk of hepatitis B and HIV.

Causes: Whatever the substance being abused, there are some common reasons why a person ends up with abusing them. Some of them include:

  1. Poor social structures: Most of the substance abusers have a poor social structure, for instance, broken families
  2. Poor economic environment
  3. Lack of parental support and/or attachment
  4. Lack of coping skills
  5. Peer pressure
  6. History of childhood abuse

The added concern here is the younger age group at which this problem is seen.

Family and close friends may be the first ones to identify symptoms of abuse, which may include

  • Isolation
  • Non-participative in group activities (which is new) with family and friends
  • Declining performance at school/college/work
  • Disappearing money or valuables
  • Irritable and aggressive

All these could be indicative of an underlying problem, and if they are not open to a frank chat, medical help should be sought. It is definitely not easy to get them out but can be done, if they are willing to and have strong social support.

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I have thyroid n my level was 6.2n now it is 3.8 taking thyroxine 25mg tablets and I feel fatigueness all the time so kindly suggest something so that I can be energetic all day without taking energy tablets.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Chitraji, with current tsh level on 3.8 milli units/ml, your thyroxine dose is correct. At that level of tsh all the symptoms get fully suppressed. Feeling tired is seen when tsh levels are higher meaning hypothyroidism is not in control. If you still feel fatigued, get your hemoglobin checked, and if it is low take appropriate treatment. In addition, follow all the guidelines about avoiding soy beans, soy containing products, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, radish, mustard, peanuts and coffee. Consume more of green leafy vegetables and fruits and use whole grain flour for making chapati and roti. Exercise daily for at least 1 hour. By following this you will feel energetic.
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MD-Pharmacology, MBBS
Sexologist, Delhi
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My father has diabetes. Nd prostate operation done inspite of that there is urine inconsistencY nd he does not sense ať night he doing in bed so wht we do?

MBBS, MD - Medicine, MD - Oncology
Oncologist, Delhi
My father has diabetes. Nd prostate operation done inspite of that there is urine inconsistencY nd he does not sense ...
I will advise quick check up if any of the warning signals stated below, are there to rule out cancer. Early cancer if detected early can be cured and person can lead a normal life. Warning signals are: 1. Chronic cough, 2. A sore that does not heal for a long time. 3. Unusual bleeding from any site of the body. 4. Unusual lump or swelling on any part of the body. 5. Sudden loss of weight or general weakness. 6. Unexplained fever of long duration with night sweats, itching in the body. 7. Dificulty in swallowing solid foods or alternate diarrhoe aand constipation.
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