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Dr. Altamash Shaikh

Endocrinologist, Mumbai

Dr. Altamash Shaikh Endocrinologist, Mumbai
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Diet Tips to Improve the Health of Your Thyroid Gland

Practical Course in Diabetology, POST GRADUATE COURSE IN DIABETOLOGY, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Jammu
Diet Tips to Improve the Health of Your Thyroid Gland

The thyroid gland in your body is responsible for controlling and secreting those hormones that help in your natural growth and development. These hormones are crucial in regulating some of the most important functions of your body,  such as your heart rate, breathing, your body weight, your menstrual cycle and your muscle power to name a few. 

Problems of the thyroid gland (such as hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism) can hamper all of these vital functions, and these problems usually arise due to a poor diet. However, your diet can also help in improving the health of your thyroid gland. Here are some diet tips to help you out:

  1. Include lots of iodine in your diet: Iodine is a  nutritive element, without which your thyroid gland will not be able to function at all, being its building block. Therefore, iodine rich foods, such as fortified salt, eggs, seaweed and other dairy products should be a part of your diet. Along with iodine, zinc, selenium, copper and iron are other very important elements that should be a part of your diet too. 
  2. Plenty of B vitamins and antioxidants help: Since stress (blame it on cortisol, the stress hormone that overworks your thyroid in case of chronic stress) plays a major role in hampering the proper functioning of your thyroid gland, eliminating it and detoxifying yourself is extremely important. This can be done by  including plenty of B vitamins and antioxidants in your diet. White meat, fishes like tuna, peanuts, brown rice and fruits such as goji berries and wild blueberries can be of great help in this regard.
  3. Say no to soy: Soy is one of the main culprits behind the malfunctioning of your thyroid gland, as it contains an element known as isoflavones, which can reduce the iodine reserve in the gland. Apart from that, vegetables that belong to the brassica family such as cauliflower, cabbage and Brussels sprouts are linked to causing goitre and must be avoided. Consumption of gluten must be avoided too, as it can cause autoimmune thyroid disorders, celiac disease and hormonal imbalances.
  4. Enjoy your daily meals: In today's fast paced world a stress-free meal is a thing of the past as most people are in a rush to get done with their breakfast, lunch or dinner. This hampers your digestive function and also puts stress on your thyroid glands. The best way to eat is to sit on a table and relax, enjoying every morsel you swallow. This ensures your thyroid remains healthy.
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My Blood sugar fasting is 139 and PP 157. Please advice what I should take and what I should avoid.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My Blood sugar fasting is 139 and PP 157. Please advice what I should take and what I should avoid.
Mr. Lybrate-user, your fasting sugar 139 mg, shows presence of diabetes, but pp 157 mg is in the pre- diabetes state. So it is not clear whether you have diabetes. Please get hba1c% checked. The criteria for diagnosing diabetes are: fasting equal to or above 126 mg / 100 ml, pp equal to or above 200 mg/ 100 ml & hba1c% >6.5. You should avoid sweets, deep fried foods, junk foods, pastries, other bakery items, sweetened aerated drinks, fructose corn syrup containing products and highly processed foods. Exercise regularly so that weight is maintained near normal. Plus avoid alcohol and smoking. Basically it means you have to adapt a modified lifestyle. Thanks.
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My mothet is suffering from diabetes its measure 350. Please suggest me about my mother's diet and medicine ?

Diploma in Naturopathy, B.A.M.S
Ayurveda, Gurgaon
Diet rich in fiber. One amla to be given daily dried powder of bitter gourd skin. Tab fanki and diabeid tea will help her
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I am 29 years old. Today morning I checked my sugar just after waking up and my blood sugar showed 375! I am shocked. I am little over weight and currently from the past few months I am going through office tensions and work. I do not have the urination problem but I am getting irritated in a short while. I am also getting a slight pain near to my liver. The last time I checked was 2 months ago and it was 140. Yesterday I had an unusual diet for dinner at a party which included white rice and other junk food. Please advice. I am not find of sweets and avoid all sorts of chocolates and sugar. The only source of sugar is tea which I consume twice a day. My diet basically includes margarine and white bread for breakfast, 4 chapatis for lunch and generally 3 chapatis for dinner or sometimes white rice. In the evening I tend to have 4 slices of bread with amul lite. Please help. Is it because of the stress and the bad dinner last night or is my sugar gone for a toss. Or, should I test again in a couple of days?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am 29 years old. Today morning I checked my sugar just after waking up and my blood sugar showed 375! I am shocked....
Hello, It is essential for you to start antidiabetes treatment with appropriate drugs rightaway. Otherwise the condition can become worse and may lead to some of the long term complications of diabetes. Hence, please initiate immediate treatment. Plus follow a healthy diet and regular exercise schedule. Ideal body weight should be (height in Cms - 100 + IBW). All your intake should be based on IBW and extent of daily physical activity. All the best.
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I am suffering from diabetics for the last 5 years. I have started insulin 30/70---with 40 ml syringe. Please ADVISE WHICH one whether 40iuor 100iu should be used. Further when I use 100iu --15 units the reading is less than 100 fasting while as when I use 40iu with 40 ml syringe the fasting reading is more than 150, what shall I do? Please advise.

Diploma in Diabetology, Pregnancy & Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Prevention in Diabetes ,Thyroid
General Physician, Sri Ganganagar
I am suffering from diabetics for the last 5 years. I have started insulin 30/70---with 40 ml syringe. Please ADVISE ...
You must use right syringe with 40 you / 100 you insulin. Please donot exchage. Both are good. But new insulin all are are based on 100 you. So prefer this.
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I am 45 obese diabetic with lots of aches. My weight is 82 kgs. Help me to get fit with a new diet plan.

BHMS
Homeopath, Secunderabad
I am 45 obese diabetic with lots of aches. My weight is 82 kgs. Help me to get fit with a new diet plan.
Before going for a diet Plan ask your doctor about the medications and how to adjust if you change your diet. Instead of a strict diet plan why not voluntarily reduce the amount of food you eat in small bits so that you will not face hypoglycaemia (low glucose levels ). The general rules of diabetic diet is still important. What is important is increase your activity level slowly and studily along with diet. It takes time, so be patient and reduce weight within your comfort level under the guidance of your doctor.
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I have a diabetes and blood pressure, and I am feeling very weakness whole day, so please give a best protein powder name.

pg general medicene
Ayurveda, Hyderabad
I have a diabetes and blood pressure, and I am feeling very weakness whole day, so please give a best protein powder ...
Dear lybrate-user take aswagandha powder with milk daily morning and evening with milk. Take sprouts in the morning. Do pranayama meditation regularly.
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I have hypothyroidism with high LDL cholesterol. Can exercise help me reduce LDL cholesterol - if yes how much & what type of exercise? Is there any cure for hypothyroidism?

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
I have hypothyroidism with high LDL cholesterol. Can exercise help me reduce LDL cholesterol - if yes how much & what...
Combination of cardio-vascular exercises and weight training can bring effective weight loss along with the diet. Running, jogging, cycling, swimming and dancing are some best forms of cardio-vascular exercises which burn fat instantly.
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My sugar level not going down from 300 by last 15 days. My age is 55 years. I am taking 30 unit insulin as of now. What to do.?

MBBS, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
My sugar level not going down from 300 by last 15 days. My age is 55 years. I am taking 30 unit insulin as of now. Wh...
Stress infections and certain medicines like steroids can increase sugars. What kind of insulin you are on? fbs ppbs hba1c?
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My mother age 50 and sugar little high.Her leg and hand give pain last 1 month.Please do help

MBBS
General Physician, Guwahati
Need to check if the pain is in one side and is radiating to to lower side, there is tingling or numbness present or not. After that only the things will be clear
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Sir /madam I am 33 years old male. I have blood checkup results are as follows. Total bilirubin (diazo method) 1.1 direct-0.2 indirect 0.9 mg/dl fasting blood glucose (hexokinase method) - 104 mg /dl post lunch blood glucose (hexokinase method) - 147 mg /dl does it mean diabetes? kindly suggest. Best regards

MD - Pharmacology, ECFMG certified , MBBS
General Physician, Navi Mumbai
Sir /madam I am 33 years old male. I have blood checkup results are as follows.
Total bilirubin (diazo method) 1.1 di...
Dear, your bilirubin levels are alright. Blood sugar is on the higher side but not raised enough to call you diabetic. It could be a stage of pre-diabetes. For diagnosis of diabetes the levels are as follows: a fasting glucose level of 126 mg/dl or higher, or a 2-hour plasma glucose level of 200 mg/dl or higher, or a random plasma glucose of 200 mg/dl or higher a hemoglobin a1c (hba1c) level of 6.5% or higher at this moment, I suggest you do a cbc, hba1c levels and repeat fasting and pp blood sugar, lipid profile, blood pressure check-up also, meanwhile, you should adopt a healthy lifestyle and exercise regularly.
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Precautions for diabetic type A patients? and if any cure in ayurveda? thank you.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Precautions for diabetic type A patients? and if any cure in ayurveda? thank you.
Regular monitoring and proper insulin intake and proper diet. There is no cure in any system of medicine.
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I am 43 years old suffering frm frozen shoulder and diabetic from 10 yrs. .and is under control Is there any medication fr frozen shoulder. Aart from physiotherapy? ?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am 43 years old suffering frm frozen shoulder and diabetic from 10 yrs. .and is under control Is there any medicati...
Mr. Lybrate-user, frozen shoulder is a common complication seen in a diabetes patient. One of the primary need is to have strict blood glucose control, secondly following instructions regarding exercise and getting physiotherapy done. There is no other option. Thanks.
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Meri age 52 hai aur mai ek female hu mujhe pichle 8 saalo se diabetes hai mera weight 55 kg hai please mujhe bataiye ki mai kya khau jisse mera thoda weight badh sake.

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Nagpur
Meri age 52 hai aur mai ek female hu mujhe pichle 8 saalo se diabetes hai mera weight 55 kg hai please mujhe bataiye ...
Start taking a complete meal on right time have some protein powder which is sugar free after counsalting a diabetologist.
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Dear Doctor My fasting blood sugar is 123 , and i have high to moderate BP for the past 3 months , i am on medication on BP for the last 2 months. Telma40 in the morning and amlong 5 mg in the night , despite medication my bp is hovering around 150/110 . Both my parents are not diabetic

SENIOR RESIDENCY-ENDOCRINOLOGY, FELLOWSHIP IN DIABETES AND ENDOCRINOLOGY, MD, MEDICINE
Endocrinologist, Bangalore
From what u have sent it looks like u have prediabetes. Are u sure u taking the meds regularly? Such high BP in young age is not good for u in the long run. U may need some dose adjustment and also to find the cause of ur high BP. We need to look for the secondary causes of Hypertension since you are very young. You need a thorough evaluation - both clinical and biochemical. Kindly do it at the earliest.

I have some problems in my digestive system, so I not feel comfortable, also thyroid, what should you do to prevent them?

MBBS, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
I have some problems in my digestive system, so I not feel comfortable, also thyroid, what should you do to prevent t...
Eat high fibre diet. Have a fruit before meal. Regular exercise keep your hypothyroidism under control. Drink good amount of water. Try taking some laxatives at bed time.
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SAY 'NO' TO DIABETES

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, DNHE, P.G. Diploma in Panchkarma, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Hapur
SAY 'NO' TO DIABETES

Tip 1: Get more physical activity
There are many benefits to regular physical activity. Exercise can help you:
• Lose weight
• Lower your blood sugar
• Boost your sensitivity to insulin — which helps keep your blood sugar within a normal range
Research shows that both aerobic exercise and resistance training can help control diabetes, but the greater benefit comes from a fitness program that includes both.
Tip 2: Get plenty of fiber
It's rough, it's tough — and it may help you:
• Reduce your risk of diabetes by improving your blood sugar control
• Lower your risk of heart disease
• Promote weight loss by helping you feel full
Foods high in fiber include fruits, vegetables, beans, whole grains, nuts and seeds.
Tip 3: Go for whole grains
Although it's not clear why, whole grains may reduce your risk of diabetes and help maintain blood sugar levels. Try to make at least half your grains whole grains. Many foods made from whole grains come ready to eat, including various breads, pasta products and many cereals. Look for the word "whole" on the package and among the first few items in the ingredient list.
Tip 4: Lose extra weight
If you're overweight, diabetes prevention may hinge on weight loss. Every pound you lose can improve your health, and you may be surprised by how much. Participants in one large study who lost a modest amount of weight — around 7 percent of initial body weight — and exercised regularly reduced the risk of developing diabetes by almost 60 percent.
Tip 5: Skip fad diets and just make healthier choices
Low-carb diets, the glycemic index diet or other fad diets may help you lose weight at first, but their effectiveness at preventing diabetes isn't known nor are their long-term effects. And by excluding or strictly limiting a particular food group, you may be giving up essential nutrients. Instead, think variety and portion control as part of an overall healthy-eating plan.

What is the treatment of diabetes? And what should he do to relax in this problem?

PGDHHM, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
What is the treatment of diabetes?
And what should he do to relax in this problem?
Diabtes can be controlled by diet, weight loss, exercise, and oral medications. Medications for type2diabetes and insulin for type ie insulin dependent diabetes. Take proper diabetic diet. Exercise daily. If overweight, reduce your weight. Hope this helps u.
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