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Hi mam, i am in 24 years age. I have irregular periods from last 3 4 months and I got thyroid with 25mg. I am trying to get pregnant but I cant because of my irregular periods. How do I get my regular periods back please suggest me for the changes of my diet.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Zirakpur
Hi mam, i am in 24 years age. I have irregular periods from last 3 4 months and I got thyroid with 25mg. I am trying ...
First of all your gut should be cleansed. Then lot of fibers, esp. Green leafy vegetables should be included in your daily menu to supply iron. To get regular periods, pl start raj pravartini vati 2 bd with ashokarishta 20 ml +water seven days prior to expected m. C. Date or earlier till m. C. Comes. Arogyavardhini 1 and kanchnar guggul 1 bd with cow milk or warm water should also be taken for further information n professional guidance please contact privately.
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Good morning doctor I am a shopkeeper and I am having blood sugar please help me. please suggest

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
Endocrinologist, Delhi
Good morning doctor I am a shopkeeper and I am having blood sugar please help me. please suggest
Hello lybrate user, diabetes is much more complicated than you can imagine. You are doing your bit by taking the medicines regularly and that must be much appreciated by your doctors but please remember that it's a ongoing disease process and you will have ups and downs. First you should be aware completely of your sugar and blood pressure levels and just get them controlled them by adjustment of medicines by doctors. Second remember that medicine is just a part of the solution. Your diet and exercise are equally important solutions and can become a part of the problem if you don't watch them. You are young and exercise is your best ally at this juncture. Make use of exercise to do the fine tuning of your diabetes. Third all medicines have side effects but these side effects are better than the effect of disease in the body. I hear so many people crib about side effects of medicines but no one care about the effects of the disease process. Medicines are medicines because they cause less harm than benefit and surely prevent you from getting that bad effect of the disease on the body. Diabetes is going to be with you for life. Treat it as a unwanted guest on your journey. Keep watching it and never let it take the steering wheel. Checking your blood sugar is meant for several goals. If your doctor plans to put you on new set of medication then he requires to see your profile of blood sugars.
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I am 38 year old. Surreing diabetics since 5 year pp is more then 300. What I should do for diet. And what kind of medicine I will take. please suggests me the diet.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
I am 38 year old. Surreing diabetics since 5 year pp is more then 300. What I should do for diet. And what kind of me...
Take 2 teaspoons of bitter gourd (karela) juice once a day. One can also increase its use as a cooked vegetable. Take 1 teaspoon of indian gooseberry (amla; amalaki) juice mixed with 1 teaspoon of bitter gourd juice twice a day. Chew 10 holy basil leaves (tulsi), 10 margosa leaves (neem), and 10 bael leaves (belpatra) on an empty stomach in the early morning.
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Good morning. I have a small question that my urine is yellowish from last few days. I had a problem of uric acid last year and I think now a days its goes high. Recently my gynaecologist diagnosed a STD of my wife. What I do please suggest.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Ghaziabad
Good morning. I have a small question that my urine is yellowish from last few days. I had a problem of uric acid las...
I am not able to understand what problem you are suffering with right now. Yellow color of urine is not a disease, have more water it will be taken care of . For STD of your wife get the treatment done, by then use protection, better ask the treating doctor also.
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My sugar is fasting 126 pp 153 I feel so week and fall down on road and feel exhausted I am working women pls advise in this regard I am taking glycomet sr 500 twice.

PGD Maternal Child Health, MBBS
General Physician, Akola
My sugar is fasting 126
pp 153
I feel so week and fall down on road and feel exhausted I am working women pls advise ...
It needs to be known whether the blood sugar levels quoted by you are with the dose of glycomet or without it. If these levels are without medicine on the day of test, then with medicine there is a possibility of further lowering of sugar levels causing hypoglycaemia. That may be the reason behind your falling on the road and feeling of exhaustion. You may consult privately with details of your reports.
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Hi, Having lion dates daily 2 times will cause sugar? At a quantity of 20 dates daily. Will it cause diabetes?

Doctor of Medicine
General Physician, Surat
Hi, Having lion dates daily 2 times will cause sugar? At a quantity of 20 dates daily. Will it cause diabetes?
More sugar intake in diet are not the cause of diabetes, but person who is diabetes need to cut down the sugar else you can have dates in your diet
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My father is suffering from diabetes. What is the common diet for diabetes patient to maintain healthy life style.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My father is suffering from diabetes. What is the common diet for diabetes patient to maintain healthy life style.
Mr. Lybrate-user, a person with diabetes has to take a balanced diet. That should contain complex carbohydrates like whole grain flour made item, proteins from various sources like dairy products, eggs, poultry, fishes and lean meat, (for a vegetarian main sources are milk products, pulses and eggs if allowed) and fats particularly unsaturated and mono unsaturated ones. Avoid trans fats or saturated fats particularly seen in deep fried foods. It is better to use 2 or 3 different types of oils. Specific diet plan has to be based on individual patients weight, height, extent of exercise and blood sugar levels.
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Sir, Since few days, I have heel and knee pains. Done uric acid test. Result shown 5. 6. Suggest me accordingly.

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Ayurveda, Banaskantha
Sir, Since few days, I have heel and knee pains. Done uric acid test. Result shown 5. 6. Suggest me accordingly.
Dear Lybrate user, On primary bases required to change posture & position. Some time it may be involvement of professional postures causes this kind trouble so observe it and if wrong than try to change it. For proper diagnosis consult nearest Ayurveda Vaidhya. Basic advice is to Apply Mahanarayan tail on pain site with genteel Abhyang (massage) for 10-15 mins, than after Swedan (steam ).
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MD - Internal Medicine, CCMD(Diabetology), PG Course in Diabetology
Diabetologist, Dehradun
diabetics should take 1 fruitdaily in his meal plan preferential in afternoon like apple,guava,pappaya,pears,plums.
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Dr. almond is good. Fr diabetic patient I gve my mthr Almond daily n fenu Greek seed.

MBBS, MD - General Medicine
Endocrinologist, Faridabad
Dr. almond is good. Fr diabetic patient I gve my mthr Almond daily n fenu Greek seed.
They are good in moderation but can not control sugar on their own one has to do dietary planning exercise and medicines if requires.
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I am Type 2 diabetic for last 12 years. Practice yoga daily, Go for walk and do Physiotherapy exercise daily in the Evening. Do cycling 30 km. A week. Is it possible to manage blood sugar without medicines on the basis of above mentioned activities?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am Type 2 diabetic for last 12 years. Practice yoga daily, Go for walk and do Physiotherapy exercise daily in the E...
Yes you can control your blood sugar if it is moderately high. If it is very high you may have to take medicine along with it. Check your fasting,Pp blood sugar and Hba1c and consult diabetologis t for advice
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Hello sir, I am 31 years old man. BP, Sugar & urine R/M are normal. Before 3 months I had got creatinine @1.22 (0.7-1.17) but after taking NEERI KFT @1 month by guide of ayurveda doctors, I got 0.98 (0.7-1.17). Now I have check serum creatinine@1.5 (0.7-1.4). Is it any big problem in future & whats the reason of increase creatinine again to again? Please Suggest me for my safely life.

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
Hello sir, I am 31 years old man. BP, Sugar & urine R/M are normal. Before 3 months I had got creatinine @1.22 (0.7-1...
1. Shift to vegetarian diet. 2. Drink 2 cups of green tea daily 3. Eat more fruits and vegetables. 4. Reduce exercise, increase water intake.
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What impact of smoking one to two cigarettes per day on a diabetic person currently on medication, metformin tab 500 mg one tablet per day.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
What impact of smoking one to two cigarettes per day on a diabetic person currently on medication, metformin tab 500 ...
it will produce chronic lung disorder, reduced immunity, more ulcers, and more chances of carcinoma. Better stop the 2
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As per my recent blood test uric acid found 6. 00 mg/dl. I done blood test to find reason behind joint pain. Please guide me, I can' t avoid non veg.

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hi thanks for your query and welcome to lybrate. I am dr akshay from fortis hospital, new delhi. I want to know your detailed clinical history, your relevant investigations, your treatment records till now. It helps me to better understand your condition and prescribe accordingly. Please also mention your co-morbid conditions and drug allergy. Uric acid levels of 6 is not very high, but try to avoid red meat and rice intake and see whether it helps you or not? do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance. Thanks & regards dr akshay kumar saxena consultant orthopaedics fortis hospital, new delhi
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I would like to know that for type 2 diabetic patients what type of fruits they can have and they should avoid.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I would like to know that for type 2 diabetic patients what type of fruits they can have and they should avoid.
Avoid sweetened fruit like banana, mango, litchi, chickoo, sapota, seethaphal, jackfruit, grape etc. You can have apple/pear/ papaya/guava/ jamun/ mausami.
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My neck is bulged what is the problem. Is it thyroid but I have no pain. Please let me know the solution.

MBBS, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
My neck is bulged what is the problem. Is it thyroid but I have no pain. Please let me know the solution.
Get ultrasonography of neck done to rule out thyroid enlargement. Then thyroid profile after usg confirmation. Consult any diabetologist or endocrinologist for further management.
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8 Surprising Facts About Male Infertility

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
8 Surprising Facts About Male Infertility

From riding bikes to wearing tighty whities and, ironically, using sex toys, there are lots of rumors and myths surrounding male infertility. So you might find the reality a bit shocking (we did!).PS: When you're done reading, show this article to your guy - male infertility is just as likely to be the reason a couple is having trouble conceiving, even though female infertility gets the most lip service.

Bikes aren't bad for below

You've probably heard the rumors that bikes can do damage to his nether regions, but there's actually not much truth to this one. One small study from Austria found that male mountain bikers may experience more infertility from scrotal damage caused by jolting over rough terrain - but the study only looked at men who logged at least 3,000 miles a year (that's an average of two-plus hours a day, six days a week), which is pretty extreme. Plus, the study concluded that the bike's narrow, racing-type seats were to blame and that using newer, wider seats with cutout holes was a safe solution. The study's limited findings have been widely criticized in the medical community, and according to Karen Boyle, MD, FACS, director of Reproductive Medicine and Surgery, Sexuality and Aesthetics at Chesapeake Urology Associates and clinical instructor of urology at George Washington University School of Medicine, there is no strong data to support the idea that cycling is bad for fertility. So even if your partner is the Lance Armstrong of mountain biking, you don't need to ban bikes. In fact, cycling is a great form of exercise, and staying healthy and fit is key for fertility.

Saunas and hot tubs are trouble

While many men like to follow their workout with a relaxing hot tub or sauna session, if you're trying for a baby, ask your man to skip both, says Boyle. Exposure to the high temperatures in saunas and hot tubs can heat things up down there, and if the temperature of the testicles gets too high, it can kill sperm and interfere with sperm production, potentially resulting in low sperm count and motility (read: There won't be so many of those swimmers, and they won't move so well). The damage isn't permanent, though, so tell your guy he can go back to his regular routine as soon as you see a positive on that pregnancy test.

Boxers are best

The answer to the boxers vs. briefs debate? Well, if you're trying to conceive, it actually doesn't matter. 'Men should wear whatever they feel most comfortable in,' insists Boyle, who says there's no conclusive evidence to support the idea that tight underwear or pants could do damage by squishing a guy's man parts or increasing scrotal temperature.

Laptops can burn more than just your lap

Considering laptops can get hot enough to burn their legs, guys might want to keep them away from the crown jewels too. There's evidence that just like in hot tubs and saunas, the heat from a laptop can raise the scrotal temperature, which, again, may interfere with sperm production. While not all experts agree that laptops can cause infertility, Boyle says that if you're trying to conceive, you may want to keep the laptop on a table or desk just to be safe.

Cell phones can cause interference

Lately, cell phones have gotten a bad rap, as some experts have linked them to a range of problems, including brain tumors, cancer, and infertility. So what's the deal? Well, we still don't fully know what the electromagnetic radiation in the form of radio waves that cell phones emit is doing to our bodies. But some studies have shown that it can lead to higher levels of free radicals in sperm samples, possibly decreasing the quality of those swimmers. 'While better studies are still needed,' says Boyle, 'the current data on infertility [and cell phones] is concerning enough to me that I suggest men keep cell phones out of their pockets and off their belts.' Hmm...maybe it's time men start embracing the man purse.

Age is a factor

While women are constantly being warned about the difficulty of conceiving as they get older, it turns out that even though men can (and regularly do) father children well after crossing the senior citizen mark, male fertility does decline with age. According to Joseph A. Hill, MD, president and CEO of The Fertility Centers of New England, sperm production decreases in men after age 40 and, certainly, after the big 5-0. Still, unlike women, who undergo menopause, men can conceivably conceive well after that (ahem, Rod Stewart).

Stress plays a major role in fertility

While you might not be surprised that your lifestyle plays a role in fertility, you might not realize how large a role stress plays in both male and female fertility problems. For guys, stress can lead to impotence, erectile dysfunction and even shut down the hypothalamic-pituitary-testicular axis (a fancy term for the group of glands that play a critical role in developing and regulating your reproductive system) - all of which can interfere with fertility. While it's next to impossible to avoid stress completely, it's important for both of you to work on managing your stress, especially if you're finding the whole getting pregnant thing...well, pretty damn stressful. So regularly do stress-reducing activities together, like going for walks, exercising, meditating or just sharing some laughs.

Expanding waistlines won't help you expand your family

Both of you should watch your weight if starting a family is part of the plan. So if you're trying to get in better shape to prep your body for baby, get your partner on board too. Adopting a healthy lifestyle will certainly boost your chances of conceiving. Plus, obesity in men is associated with decreased sperm count and quality, and excessive weight may also be associated with misshapen sperm, which can interfere with the sperm's ability to reach and penetrate the egg.

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My mother suffering from diabetes last 15 years and she is going to weak day by day kindly suggest a good nutrition food or supplement for her. Thanks.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My mother suffering from diabetes last 15 years and she is going to weak day by day kindly suggest a good nutrition f...
Diabetes affects all organs in the body – Eyes, kidneys, nerves, reproductive system all are affected, In fact, from toe to hair. For diabetic control, patient and doctor should be in constant touch for regular follow up and advice. The common symptoms are:-Both types of diabetes have some of the same tell-tale warning signs. Hunger and fatigue. Your body converts the food you eat into glucose that your cells use for energy. But your cells need insulin to bring the glucose in. If your body doesn't make enough or any insulin, or if your cells resist the insulin your body makes, the glucose can't get into them and you have no energy. This can make you more hungry and tired than usual. Urinating more often and being thirstier. The average person usually has to pee between four and seven times in 24 hours, but people with diabetes may go a lot more. Dry mouth and itchy skin. Because your body is using fluids to make pee, there's less moisture for other things. You could get dehydrated, and your mouth may feel dry. Dry skin can make you itchy. Blurred vision. Changing fluid levels in your body could make the lenses in your eyes swell up. They change shape and lose their ability to focus. Diabetes, often referred to by doctors as diabetes mellitus, describes a group of metabolic diseases in which the person has high blood glucose (blood sugar), either because insulin production is inadequate, or because the body's cells do not respond properly to insulin, or both. It is a difficult task to control blood sugar in the desired normal range. Whatever we eat is metabolised to sugar in the body to provide energy for our daily activities. For the absolute control, one has to monitor his / her blood sugar at regular intervals (Self-Monitoring of Blood glucose – SMBG). Though difficult, this can be done by a glucometer and keep a record. Get an idea of Fasting sugar (FBS) and 2 hours after food (PPBS), & HbA1C (inform me) and check before dinner and after every major food. The basic idea is to reduce the food intake to 1/3 of what you take now. The dictum of sugar control is diet, exercise, diet + medicine and at later stage medicine+ Insulin will be needed. There are different diet plans of varying calories for each person depending on his activity & life style. For diabetes, hypertension (high BP) and many long-term illness control there is the need for regular advice and follow up. Just one time consultation or advice is not enough to guide a diabetic in scientifically & medically correct manner. For giving you regular follow up you ask me with all details like your daily eating pattern and medicines you take. I assure you a proper guidance. If you keep in touch personally. Diet Plan For Diabetes FOOD ITEMAmountPROTEIN (gm)CALORIE (Kcal) EARLY MORNING Fenugreek seeds with 1 cup of water--- Tea (without sugar)1 cup435 Marie Biscuits2156 Breakfast Stuffed methi/palak /lauki paratha2 small7200 Curd50 gm (1 cup)330 OR Egg white / Paneer Bhurji1 medium bowl6130 Plain roti (no oil)2 small3150 OR Vegetable poha/upama/oats/daliya1 soup bowl4.5230 MID MORNING Apple /guava/orange1-40 LUNCH Salad (10 mins before lunch)1 Medium bowl130 Capsicum + gobhi veg1 medium bowl185 Dal1 soup bowl6130 Phulka (no ghee)26175 EVENING Milk / green tea / herbal tea / lemon water1 cup235 Roasted chana + Muri1 cup585 DINNER Salad (10 mins before dinner)Phulka (no ghee24.5150 Lauki veg1 cup285 Curd1 cup330 LATE NIGHT Skim Milk (no sugar)1 glass4120 Total-49.51286.
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I have a strong family history of diabetes from my father's and mother's side. I am not diabetic till now. What should I do proactively to avoid or delay it. I am 42 now.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I have a strong family history of diabetes from my father's and mother's side.
I am not diabetic till now. What shoul...
Following are the tips to prevent onset/or control diabetes 1-Losing Extra Weight:-is the most significant thing which can make a big difference to your health . It helps lower your blood pressure and cholesterol too. waist of more than 80 cm in women & 90 cm in man are at risk 2- Constant and regular food timings :- it will improve your metabolic activity and helps reducing your weight. 3- Split your meals and eating in moderate amount:-Splitting your meals into 3-4 times per day (including snacks)and eating in fair amount, improves your metabolic rate as the food u take is not concentrated at one time. 4- No long Gaps and skipping of meals:-Never miss out breakfast. 5- No overeating:-Never eat in a bulk on one time Remember to eat your food slowly, chew well. 6- Proper Exercise and work outs:-Exercise is a fast way to trim down calories, extra weight and controlling glucose level. Brisk walking for 30 min. atleast five times a week is the best . You can also try Cycling, swimming, dancing. Timings for exercise should be fixed and regular.Do not eat right away after a workout . 7-constant and regular timings for medication 8-Avoid fried foods ,meat,fats and sweets. 9- Take high-fibre and complex carbohydrates:-like oats .Add whole grain foods in your diet. Avoid white bread, pasta, pizza , candies, and snacks .Instead include high-fiber carbohydrates like wheat bran, flaxseed and methi seeds to your wheat flour. This will increase fibre in your diet. 10-Drink enough fluids:-Keep your body well hydrated. 11.Fresh vegetables and fruits:- these contain a lot of minerals as well as nutrients .Include sprouts in the diet as they are easily digestible
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Is it useful to use biryani leaf for reducing blood sugar. If its true how can we find original leaf. Or any ayurvedic company selling powder.

MBBS, CCEBDM
Diabetologist, Bangalore
Is it useful to use biryani leaf for reducing blood sugar. If its true how can we find original leaf. Or any ayurvedi...
Hi Biryani leaves or bay leaf is known to improve insulin function as per some studies. You can get it in the form of Herbal capsules through AMAZON. But while regularly consuming this supplement you have to check your blood sugars frequently to make sure there is no repeated low blood sugar levels. In such situations you may need dose adjustment of your diabetic medications.
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