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Dr. Malathi Balraj

Endocrinologist, Mumbai

200 at clinic
Dr. Malathi Balraj Endocrinologist, Mumbai
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I believe in health care that is based on a personal commitment to meet patient needs with compassion and care.
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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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What are the fruits which should not be eaten or avoided during diabetes and what diet should be taken.

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What are the fruits which should not be eaten or avoided during diabetes and what diet should be taken.
Here is a sample diet to help you understand the diet. Early Morning: Green tea (sugar less) Breakfast: non fried preparations/ whole wheat bread/ vegetable poha, upma, etc. / idli sambhar etc. Mid-Morning: Fruits (avoid the carbohydrate rich fruits like grapes, banana, custard apple and watermelon) Lunch: 2 dry chapatti + sabji 1 katori + dal or skimmed curd – 1 katori + salad 1 katori Evening Snacks: Tea / Coffee sugarless + high fiber bis. OR Sprouts 1 katori Dinner: 2 chapatti + vegetable 1 katori + skimmed buttermilk 1 glass + salad 1 katori.
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I am boy of 16 yr old I am diagnosed by diabetic type 1dr refereed to take insulin as 8 you in morning and 2u before lunch and 6 you before dinner please doctors helps me to cure it and blood sugar is going 100 -160 whole day please Dr. helps me to cure this disease.

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I am boy of 16 yr  old I am diagnosed by diabetic type 1dr refereed to take insulin as 8 you in morning and 2u before...
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 should be under proper guidance for regular follow up and advice. It is not as easy 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 & lifestyle.
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Is banana, grapes are good for diabetes.

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Is banana, grapes are good for diabetes.
No avoid them in case of uncontrolled diabetes. These fruits are high in sugar. Diabetes is a vast subject and normally one diabetic differs from another. The best thing about diabetes is unlike other ailments this if taken care off can be controlled effectively. Diabetes is a problem which requires lot of self-control. Certain foods and lifestyle changes can show long term results on your health. Depending on the type of diabetes you have, your food habits, age and body type your treatment, insulin counts and monitoring should be scheduled. I can help you with carbohydrate counting to correct insulin techniques and monitoring your sugar levels whatever the need be. Diabetics require personalized care when it's about the diet-plans and activities that are needed to be done. A professional advice in this regard is a must in order to manage diabetes effectively. I hold expertise with diabetics as I am a certified diabetes educator apart from being a consultant dietitian. You can consult me privately online for any advice related to diabetes.

Sugar test result: FBS - 72 PP (2 hrs) - 109.8 Is it normal?

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Welcome Normal sugar is less than 110 fasting & less than 200 after food.HA1C less than 7 % Check yearly. Maintain T S H at 2.5 to 3 .Check yearly. Change your life style -diet & exercise. Check lipid profile yearly. Rs 100/-(my fee ) only You find any problem ask again. Thanks Dr B M GUPTA BP, SUGAR & THYROID CLINIC DELHI [Automatically added by Lybrate] Click "Consult Dr. B M GUPTA " below to consult privately with the doctor.

320 blood sugar level is too high or is just a high. and also having pain in hand and legs. To avoid all this what is the treatment.

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320 blood sugar level is too high or is just a high. and also having pain in hand and legs. To avoid all this what is...
It is High. You have to take medicine. Consult Diabetologist with fasting and PP blood sugar report. Along with medicine, Diet control, weight reduction and regular exercise is important. She has to strictly follow Diabetic diet after consulting Dietician
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Hi I am diabetes patient last 5 years and now I have sex problem I can't find proper treatment.

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Hi I am diabetes patient last 5 years and now I have sex problem I can't find proper treatment.
The best ayurveda herb for your case is 1. Take ½ a bowl of chopped carrots 2. Add 1 half boiled egg 3. Add 2 tbsp of honey 4. Mix well 5. Have once everyday 6. Do this for 1 month Causes: • Old age • Injury • Stress • Addiction to nicotine • Consuming alcohol • Drug abuse • Can be a side effect of medical conditions like: o Diabetes o High cholesterol o Depression o Heart diseases o Other psychiatric diseases this is very helpful.

Hi am 42 years old. Am a diabetic since 2006, two years back I was detected demylenation, I am on a ayurvedic treatment. What do you suggest.

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Hi am 42 years old. Am a diabetic since 2006, two years back I was detected demylenation, I am on a ayurvedic treatme...
* you can take methi seeds water to control sugar. (overnght saoked 1tsp methi seeds in 1 glass of water and take it nxt morning) * take more of veggies in your diets and fruits which are low in sugar are- apple, papaya, gauva, jamun. * take plenty of water (2.5-3 litres per day) * avoid skipping of meals. * choose whole grain like - jowar, bajra, oats, barley, ragi, wheat. * take 3-4 almonds and walnut (1/2) (overnght saoked)
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My age 39 years fast 109 pp 180 .orchestral fat 350 .how to way of save life what type of medicine take up now take up medicine glysef 500mg ezetor 10 .Please prescribe it and food chat.

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Hello you have to reduce fat intake, no deep fried foods. Exercise daily at least one hour of brisk walking. Increase tab glyciphase twice day. Anti cholesterol tab to be taken twice a day.
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I am 65 and my blood sugar at random is 125 .i take isryl-m 2 tablets after lunch and dinner one tab each. Is it ok ?

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Your sugars are ok. But diabetic drugs are taken usually half an hour before taking food. You are saying you are taking after food.
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I am a diabetes patient from last 3 years. Is it good to rely on medicine?

MD - Consultant Physician, Certified Diabetologist from USA, CCEBDM, Advanced Clinical Course in Cardiology (USA), Fellowship in Diabetes (Liverpool), Diploma in Family Medicine (U.K.), M.B.B.S.
General Physician
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Dear , first thing a diabetes patient needs to do is lifestyle modification which means doing regular physical exercise, morning walk for at least 30 mins for at least 4 days a week. While having meal, restrict amount of carbohydrates ( rice, sugar, mangoes, banana ) and fat ( oils, butter, mutton) and take plenty of green leafy vegetables. If still your blood sugar is above the target level despite adequate lifestyle modification, you need to take medicines. Dr. S. Modak

I am a diabetic patient for 2 year what are good diet for me what are precaution for me.

MBBS, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist
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I am a diabetic patient for 2 year what are good diet for me what are precaution for me.
Avoid extra salt oil & maida products. Avoid fruit juices. Avoid mango banana chickoo grapes custord apple. Avoid dates cashew kismis. You can have almonds. Daily 40 min walking is must. Frequent small snacking instead of large meals. Increase dietary fiber.
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I am a thyroid patient. I take eltroxin 25 mg daily in morning . I feel very weak. Energy level is very low. Become irritating every time. Whole day feel sleep after plenty sleep . What should I do?

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I am a thyroid patient. I take eltroxin 25 mg daily in morning . I feel very weak. Energy level is very low. Become i...
If hypothyroidism is infull control, tsh values should be between 3 to 4 mu/l. Then almost all symptoms are in check. So I suggest get a tsh test done immediately. If values are higher than mentioned above, there needs to be an increase in the dose of thyroxine. So please come back with the results. Thanks.

Hypothyroidism and Pregnancy: What You Need to Know

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The thyroid gland within the body plays an important role in regulating your metabolism among many other functions. This is a butterfly-shaped gland located in your neck and plays an important role within your body. However, a common condition that may afflict it is hypothyroidism or an underactive thyroid gland. It is even more of a problem if you are pregnant as it may affect your baby’s development in the womb. It has also been noticed that pregnancy in itself may cause hypothyroidism.

Symptoms of Hypothyroidism-

Pregnant women may also exhibit symptoms common to other patients who are suffering from hypothyroidism. These may include:

  1. Fatigue along with lethargy.

  2. Mild to significant weight gain.

  3. Constipation.

  4. Feeling cold with severe chills

The thyroid gland produces the T4 hormone responsible for regulating many mechanisms within the body such as metabolism. With hypothyroidism, the production of this hormone decreases or stops altogether. This is important as disruption in the production of the hormone may disrupt the normal development of your baby.

Effects of Hypothyroidism on your baby-

Hypothyroidism during pregnancy can affect your child’s developmental abilities. Many studies in this field have shown that such children tend to have learning difficulties and may even display lower IQ scores during tests. It was noticed that sometimes, hypothyroidism during pregnancy wasn’t diagnosed correctly as the pregnant mother did not show much apparent symptoms. This is also a major issue in the early diagnosis of the problem. Hence, it is absolutely imperative to test for thyroid problems early during pregnancy.

Prevention is the Best Cure-

It is thus very important that mothers be screened properly for thyroid issues even before they are pregnant and while they are pregnant. Some of the medically recommended steps that should be taken are –

  1. Screening before pregnancy as this can help to devise a solution for this condition.

  2. Women with goiter or enlarged thyroid should most certainly be screened.

  3. Women with a family history of hypothyroidism should be screened.

Treatments for Hypothyroidism During Pregnancy-

The doctors may suggest thyroid hormone replacement therapy wherein artificial T4 hormone is introduced into the body. This helps to maintain a constant rate of the thyroid hormone within the body. This can be done even before pregnancy as the developing fetus is completely dependent on the mother for its thyroid hormone until at least 12 weeks when the baby’s body can start producing it on its own. Also, the levels of this hormone should be regularly checked within the body through the TSH or the thyroid stimulating hormone tests to ensure that the levels are at a safe minimum.  

Hypothyroidism and Pregnancy: What You Need to Know
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I am 60 years, diabetic for five years, on Metaforte-500mg, 1-0-1, I do pranayama, sudarshan Kriya yoga, morning my breakfast will be invariably protein shake (herbalife) and my sugar is under control (98 -110) fasting and 140-150 PPBS. HBA1c is 6.5. My problem is foot neuropathy, there is no total numbness, but lot of talking and burning sensation. My doctor says HBA1c should be brought down to 6. My BP will vary from 135/90 to 140/95. Please suggest some remedy for foot neuropathy.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, BSc Home Science
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I am 60 years, diabetic for five years, on Metaforte-500mg,  1-0-1, I do pranayama, sudarshan Kriya yoga, morning my ...
Vitamin b will definitely help in food neuropathy. Are you a member of herbal life? with diabetes you have to take more fibre, protein, variety of veg, 3-4 fruit servings in a day but in moderate amounts because of diabetes, very sweet fruits like banana, mango, sitaphal, cheeku etc are restricted. Eat dry fruits especially wall nuts & flex seeds for omega 3 & sprouts for fibre etc. In diabetes there are multiple nutrient deficiencies and food cravings. To correct them and feel better, you must take some dietary supplements as diabetic people have more nutritional needs. For in-depth understanding, planning optimum diet to deal with deficiencies & other concerns with weight gain
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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.

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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...
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.

I am 50 and diabetic for past 10 years. For about 6 months I am having allergies on any part of my body in the form of rashes. Pin pricking sensation in fingers and feet. Taking loratidine and now under control. Please suggest some remedy.

MD - Diabetology, Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS), MBBS
Endocrinologist
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I am 50 and diabetic for past 10 years. For about 6 months I am having allergies on any part of my body in the form o...
You seem to be having Diabetic Neuropathy. While Loratidine will help in the allergic rashes, it doesn't have any role in treating Diabetic Neuropathy. Consult a Diabetologist immediately and get your feet thoroughly evaluated.

I am 23 years old I have done below test please explain is it T. B. Or what I have mantoux test sputum test both are negative and esr blood sugar all are normal but in chest x ray. According to report opacity in left upper zone. Impression Ct scan report Consolidation with air bronchogram in left upper lobe as described above. Centrilobular nodules in left upper lobe as described above. F/S/O Infective etiology likely Tubercular.

MD - General Medicine, MBBS
General Physician
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I am 23 years old I have done below test please explain is it T. B. Or what
I have mantoux test sputum test both are ...
Hello, mantoux test is not worth doing now. Sputum for afb may not be positive always, for sputum test to be positive there should be at least 10 to the power 4 organisms to get detected. So we need to go along with ct scan. If you are from metropolitan city you can try to get gene expert test on sputum which is more sensitive than microscopy and gives result in 2 hrs. Other is sputum culture and sputum culture for tuberculosis. Sputum for gram stain we need to give antibiotics and see for response.

I am 42 years old diabetic with controlled sugar level. I HV developed white vitiligo type patches on my callus and inner side of the foreskin started two years ago. Tried tab flucan 150 weekly three weeks and miconazole 2% gel. No significant change seen. please advice.

Diploma in Dermatology, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda
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I am 42 years old diabetic with controlled sugar level. I HV developed white vitiligo type patches on my callus and i...
Vitiligo is a genetic disorder trigger by indigestion and stressful conditions. There was always confusion in patients mind regarding choosing right treatment approach for vitiligo. Allopathy can give quick results but is not very safe for long term uses if steroids are used. Homeopathic is safe but very slow and in most of cases it can not stop the spread of disease i. E old patches shows some recovery but new white patches continue to come even when we are using homeopathy. If one think about using ayurveda there is no good vaidya who is expertise in vitiligo. At our clinic we have integrated external allopathic applications with internal ayurvedic medication to give fast and long lasting results. Ayurvedic herbal medicines are used to purify blood and stop the spread of disease and external application are capable of quickly start regimentation. With a expertise in treating thousands of patients in past years. Kayakalp global is leading skin clinic in india to treat vitiligo. For detail replies regarding 1. Causes of vitiligo 2. Is it genetic or can it spread to next generation 3. Causes of spread of disease after it remains stable for some years 4. Should we use homeopathy, allopathy or ayurveda. You can contact clinic for details via lybtate. You can send pictures of vitiligo effected parts. We will review your case and will guide you best possible treatment and time frame required.

I am a female of 55 years age. I am suffering from type 2 diabetes for the past 12/15 years now. I have been prescribed with a list of tablets one of which is Mopaday forte which according to the leaflet inside can cause bladder cancer. Is there an alternative tablet that I can take, because I am reluctant to take this. Please advise.

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I am a female of 55 years age.  I am suffering from type 2 diabetes for the past 12/15 years now. I have been prescri...
instead of mopaday u can take galvus met but serum creatinine levels are required to be done before starting it

My age is 26 suffering frm diabetic and thyroid .frm last one week there is problem oh hair loss. .I have check my stress and depression level from free online consultation available on site called as healthy place as per report my depression level is severe .what I can do will I consult any doctor if yes so which type of doctor gonna help me .is they provide any medicine or what pls pls reply.

CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
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My age is 26 suffering frm diabetic and thyroid .frm last one week there is problem oh hair loss. .I have check my st...
Mr. Lybrate-user, as you have mentioned that you are having diabetes (t1 or t2 not mentioned) & thyroid (hypothyroid I think), if that is the case then treating these conditions and bringing those in control is the primary need. Once that happens your health will improve and even stress and depression will ease. So first is to get appropriate treatment for both these conditions. There is no mention about levels of blood glucose, hba1c% denoting severity of diabetes and tsh & t4 levels denoting hypothyroidism severity. Plus about treatment if any and dosage. If you want any specific help regarding those two conditions and treatment then please come in a private conversation with all the details mentioned, then I will be able to guide specifically. Proper control these conditions will be very useful to reduce stress. Thanks.
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