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Dr. Malathi Balraj

Endocrinologist, Mumbai

200 at clinic
Dr. Malathi Balraj Endocrinologist, Mumbai
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Dr. Malathi Balraj is a popular Endocrinologist in Sion, Mumbai. You can visit her at Diabetic Care Center in Sion, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Malathi Balraj on Lybrate.com.

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I am 27, I have thyroid can you please give me suggestion for decrease thyroid.

FEBNM (Europe), DRM, FCGP, MBBS
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I am 27, I have thyroid can you please give me suggestion for decrease thyroid.
You have not mentioned specifically what type of thyroid problem you have, like hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism, without which no suggestions / medicines can be given.

I am diabetic TYPE 2 Morning I am taking Diabetic Guard, Kerala/Gurmar/jamoon ras And homeopathy tablets. In fasting Blood sugar showing 220. Kindly give suggestion.

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I am diabetic TYPE 2
Morning I am taking Diabetic Guard, Kerala/Gurmar/jamoon ras
And homeopathy tablets. In fasting ...
your fasting blood sugar is not showing that your diabetes is controlled. U need to change your medications.

Is diabetes is curable disease. I want to get rid of this I am diabetic for last 20 years and on tab metformin 500.

MD - Diabetology, Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS), MBBS
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Is diabetes is curable disease. I want to get rid of this I am diabetic for last 20 years and on tab metformin 500.
Yes, type 2 diabetes is definitely a curable disease, especially in the early stages. Ie, during the first 2-3 years. In fact, it can be fully reversed without any surgery. All that the patient needs to do is meticulously control both the body weight & diet. Easy to say, but difficult to do. But definitely possible. However, after 20 years, as in your case, it might be very difficult.

What are the symptoms of hypothyroid? Can I get better by improving my food habits?

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What are the symptoms of hypothyroid? Can I get better by improving my food habits?
Symptoms of hypothyroidism:- Fatigue. Weakness. Weight gain or increased difficulty losing weight. Coarse, dry hair. Dry, rough pale skin. Hair loss. Cold intolerance (you can't tolerate cold temperatures like those around you) Muscle cramps and frequent muscle aches. please mention your symptoms and thyroid hormone levels so that proper medication and suggestion can be given to you.

I am 64 years male having undergone bypass 13 years back and gall bladder removal 12 years back. For the last 2 years inspite of taking Glycomet GP2 morning and night fasting blood sugar is around 150. What should I do?

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
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I am 64 years male having undergone bypass 13 years back and gall bladder removal 12 years back. For the last 2 years...
fasting sugar levels around 140 levels on drugs at ur age is pretty good control..nothing more needed

Eye Problems Caused by Diabetes

FRCS, MD - Ophthalmology , MBBS
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If you have got diabetes, then it is quite natural that you will soon face acute eye troubles. This is the reason diabetic patients are always suggested to keep their blood sugar levels controlled so that eye troubles can be easily avoided. Thorough medical check-up is required in order to detect conditions of the eyes. Some of the commonest eye troubles occurring due to diabetes are cataract, glaucoma, blurry vision, diabetic retinopathy and others.

List of eye diseases caused by diabetes

1. Diabetic retinopathy: when the retina's smallest blood vessels get severely damaged due to increased blood sugar, then this kind of eye condition occurs. Early detection of this eye condition can save your eyes, but if it is too late, then nothing can be done, and it might even lead to blindness.

2. Cataract: fogging or clouding condition can bring this kind of condition and this can only be corrected by wearing proper corrective lenses. However, if you fail to control diabetes, then in spite of wearing glasses, your eye condition might get deteriorated day-by-day. Glared or blurred vision is the most common symptom in this regard.

3. Glaucoma: when the eye fluid is not drained properly, then this kind of eye trouble occurs. In fact, eye pressure increases to a great extent as a result of which delicate eye nerves can get severely damaged. The blood vessels of the eyes can get clogged causing greater interruption in vision. Medicines can make aqueous humor to get drained in a proper manner, and thus you should go for a proper eye check-up so that you can acquire the requisite medicines. Some popular symptoms of glaucoma are headaches, eye aches, blurred vision, watery eyes, vision loss and others.

4. Diabetic macular edema: this eye disease mainly occurs in the advanced stage of diabetic retinopathy. Macula is nothing, but the most delicate part of retina and when it gets swollen, then you might face this eye trouble. Only medications can help you to get rid of the same and thus immediate medical help is needed.

5. Blurry vision: though this is quite a small and temporary eye issue for diabetic patients, but this condition might turn into a serious one if you neglect to correct the same in the very beginning. You might even face blindness due to negligence of this trouble. Also, fluctuating sugar-levels should be stabilized so that this kind of trouble can be easily tackled.
Eye Problems Caused by Diabetes

How do when you safer form sugar and what take food and advantages to walking any you safer sugar.

MBBS
General Physician
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How do when you safer form sugar and what take food and advantages to walking any you safer sugar.
1.Do regular exercise 2.Reduce weight if overweight 3Control diet a)Avoid sweets, sugar/honey, excess calorie and carbohydrate rich diet, b)avoid all refined food like maida, pasta, starchy food like rice, potato,. c)include more fiber like pulse,green leafy vegetable, legume. d)Avoid sweetened fruit like banana,mango,litchi, chickoo,sapota, seethaphal jack fruit,grape etc. e)Avoid white/polished rice, take unpolished rice like brown rice/wheat/Jowar/Ragi,moong and chana Dal. f)Avoid ghee/ butter./coconut oil/excess salt intake like papad/pickle. g)Avoid red meat.take fish/chicken. h)Avoid alcohol and carbonated drinks like soft drink 4.Adhere to a strict diabetic diet by consulting Dietitian 5.Monitor your fasting, PP blood sugar and Hba1c three monthly 6.Consult diabetologist for advice and treatment

How to reduce High Urea and Creatinine level in my 70 yr old granny.

MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
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How to reduce High Urea and Creatinine level in my 70 yr old granny.
A high uric acid level can be caused when your body either produces too much uric acid or your kidneys don't eliminate uric acid rapidly enough. A high uric acid level may cause increasingly frequent attacks of gout, or it may never cause problems. A high uric acid level may also cause some people to develop kidney stones or kidney failure. And some people with a high uric acid level also develop high blood pressure, heart disease or chronic kidney disease, but it's often unclear whether this is a direct cause or merely an early warning sign of these conditions. Factors that may cause a high uric acid level in your blood include: Diuretic medications (water pills),Drinking too much alcohol,Genetics (inherited tendencies),hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid),Immune-suppressing drugs,Niacin, or vitamin B-3, obesity,psoriasis, Purine-rich diet — organ meat, game meat, anchovies, herring, gravy, dried beans, driedpeas, mushrooms and other foods Renal insufficiency — inability of the kidneys to filter waste Tumor lysis syndrome — a rapid release of cells into the blood caused by certain cancers or by chemotherapy for those cancers,Also, you may be monitored for high uric acid levels when undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment for cancer. Avoid protein diets, avoid more milk products. bad habits , fast food/fat/oily,salty foods. Coffee, smoking, alcohol intake. Non-veg., take whole grain,oats,green veg.,plenty of water in day time, 1 glass of water at night before bed. Take tab. Zyloric 100 mg once a day. tab. bencid 500mg once a day. Tab. Ulracet sos for pain in joints.

What r the symptoms of sugar? I want to suggest my father to take care of sugar. Also please suggest me some foods which are helpful to decrease of sugar in body. Thank you very much.

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What r the symptoms of sugar? I want to suggest my father to take care of sugar. Also please suggest me some foods wh...
Symptoms of Diabetes Excessive Thirst Frequency of urination especially in night Excessive Hunger Fatigue Blurring Of Vision, irritability, tingling and numbness in hand/feet, fatigue Recurrent boil/fungal infection,Sores or cuts that won’t heal Prevention 1.Do regular aerobic exercise for 1 hour daily (brisk walking,jogging,running,swimming,cycling etc) 2.Reduce weight if overweight 3Control diet a)Avoid sweets, sugar/honey, milk, milk product excess calorie and carbohydrate rich diet like white bread, cereal,rice, pasta b)avoid all refined food like maida, pasta, starchy food like rice, potato, bakery item, processed food,. c)include more fiber like pulse,green leafy vegetable,cucumber, carrot, tomato,h legume. d)Avoid sweetened fruit like banana,mango,litchi, chickoo,sapota, seethaphal jack fruit,grape etc. can have fruits like guava, pineapple,papaya, orange, mousambi, strawberry, watermelon, pomegranate, jack fruit, sweet potato e)Avoid white/polished rice, take unpolished rice like brown rice/wheat/Jowar/Ragi,moong and chana Dal. f)Avoid ghee/ butter./coconut oil/excess salt intake like papad/pickle. g)Avoid red meat.take fish/chicken. h)Avoid alcohol and carbonated drinks like soft drink 4.Adhere to a strict diabetic diet by consulting Dietitian 5.Monitor your fasting, PP blood sugar 3 monthly and HbA1c six monthly 6.Consult diabetologist for advice and treatment

Dear sir i want to ask u about my sugar, from last 9 month my sugar was above 150 fasting and 300 posting currently i m taking glycomate 3\850 and vogs 500mg please suggest me

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You need to test for HbA1c blood test. And after getting result please consult me I will prescribe the right medicine for you.

I'm 20 years old and suffering from diabetes. Its making me restless. And its is type 2. Can it be cured completely with in no time?

Basic Life Support (B.L.S), MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, MD - Consultant Physician, MD - Diabetology, MD - General Medicine, ACLS
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Look likes you are type 1 diabetes mellitus. Are you on insulin therapy? what other medicines you take? it's common for young diabetics to have anxiety and depression. Please contact your doctor to get a detailed history from you followed by a thorough physical exam. Good luck!

I have a uric acid problem what type of diet should I take? And what type of diet I don't take.

MBBS
General Physician
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1. Avoid protein rich diets like mutton, egg, fish, sea food (sardines)/prawn 2. Avoid pulses, lentill, mushrooms, green leafy vegetablles like broccoli, cauli flower, cabbage, spinach, beans, peas 3. Take fruits like apple, banana, orange, black cherry, lime etc 4. Drink plenty of water (8-10 glass) daily 5. Avoid alcohol and caffeinated drinks, excess sweets cakes/cookies 6. Reduce weight if overweight

I have hypothyroid from past 2 years. I feel drowsiness for 2-3 seconds and become normal again. Please suggest any remedy food this.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
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I have hypothyroid from past 2 years. I feel drowsiness for 2-3 seconds and become normal again. Please suggest any r...
you can take cap. zevit once a day after meal. tab. thyronorm before meal. You can take Nutrient-rich foods that improve your health may also benefit your thyroid gland, antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables more plenty of water: Blueberries, tomatoes, bell peppers, and other foods rich in antioxidants can improve overall health and benefit the thyroid gland. Eating foods high in B vitamins, like whole grains, may also help. Selenium: Tiny amounts of selenium are needed for enzymes that make thyroid hormones to work properly. Eating selenium-rich foods, such as sunflower seeds or Brazil nuts, can be beneficial. Tyrosine: This amino acid is used by the thyroid gland to produce T3 and T4. Taking a supplement may help, avoid alcohl if you take.

I have thyroid and problem of constipation. I go gym regularly. Can I have preworkout powder. Before gym. Or can diabetic person have that.

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I have thyroid and problem of constipation. I go gym regularly. Can I have preworkout powder. Before gym. Or can diab...
do not use any powder, go gym, for constipation, drink 3-4 litre of water daily, isabgol in a glass of water at night, if required get u/s whole abdomen done and back with report it will help. thanks

Hello Dr. Greetings. I am 64 year old male. Undergone CABG 24 years back for a triple vessel disease. Have a normal health with no Hypertension or Diabetic. Under due care of my Cardiologist - same Dr. Since then. My cholesterol keeps varying. Presently I am on Rosuvas 20 mg, Clopilet 75 mg and Ezentia. I am pure Veggie with regular walk and other routines. Could U please suggest some thing and How long should I be on medication. My Dr. says all other parameters including the grafting are Fine.

CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
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Hello Dr. Greetings. I am 64 year old male. Undergone CABG 24 years back for a triple vessel disease. Have a normal h...
Mr. Lybrate-user, if all the other parameters are normal and you have no major complaints, then there is no reason to worry in terma of slight variation cholesterol levels (not mentioned). Continue your healthy lifestyle and regular medication. Do not change or take drastic step of stopping current medications, that may be harmful. Keep away from alcohol and smoking, you will remain healthy and fit. Best of health.

I am 24 years old student. In past 3 years am affected with type 1 diabetics regularly am using 90 units of insulin (actrapid, insulatard) how to control and cure my problem pls explain briefly.

CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
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I am 24 years old student. In past 3 years am affected with type 1 diabetics regularly am using 90 units of insulin (...
Mr. Lybrate-user, t1 diabetes has to be treated by insulin injections only. There is no other alternative, insulin injections have to be taken for diabetes control as well as for survival. Along with that you have to take a restricted diet, so that it provides just exact calories, exercise daily for one hour for better glucose utilisation and reducing insulin resistance. T1 diabetes occurs due to destruction of beta cells of islets of langerhans (insulin secreting cells). This is an autoimmune disease.

I have recently diagnosed with diabetes. Can I old tell me the diet and daily exercise need to do and precaution. I need to takeThanks.

Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Diploma in Diabetology, PGD ND, Diploma in Diet and Nutrition, B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition
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I have recently diagnosed with diabetes. Can I old tell me the diet and daily exercise need to do and precaution. I n...
Dear user, you are recently diagnosed so it will be best to you if you control your blood sugar from right now. Follow these instructions: 1. Eat a healthy and fiber rich diet. 2. Regular walk or jogging for at least half an hour. 3. Be stress free and happy. 4. Do not avoid a small boil or any type of skin problem or injury, treat it properly. 5. Eat small and frequent meals. Avoid fried, fatty, spicy and sweet and there produts sugar, gur, honey, glucose etc. 6. Do not keep gap between medicine, follow the instruction given by your Dr. Regarding medicine. Regulary start your day with one glass of water. Early morning you can take soaked methi dana or a piece of garlic. Do not take fruit juices its bettr to take fruit whole. Add all pluses and vegetables in your diet.

What is right glucose control for a diabetic patient please help?

MD - Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist
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Fasting around 100 and post meals around 140.Also targets depends upon age and other medical conditions.

My self sudhir uppal my blood sugar level 135 random after two hours eating is it normal or not. Any precaution in future please suggest to me.

Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
Endocrinologist
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My self sudhir uppal my blood sugar level 135 random after two hours eating is it normal or not. Any precaution in fu...
If you have a family history of Diabetes, then you have to be careful. At present, your blood sugar is in the normal range but may I suggest you to check it once every 6-8 months. Have a simple healthy & nutritious diet. Do regular exercise. It will help you to prevent most of the lifestyle diseases.

Hi my father is a diabetes problem. Please help me.

Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
Endocrinologist
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Hi my father is a diabetes problem. Please help me.
Take him for regular follow-ups with his doctor and ask him to take his medications regularly. In addition diet and exercise will also help a lot in controlling sugars.
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