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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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My son has thyroid problem, he is 16 years old, taking thyroxine tab for 2 years. Is there any side effects? tsh is now 5.5 what is the expert opinion?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
My son has thyroid problem, he is 16 years old, taking thyroxine tab for 2 years. Is there any side effects? tsh is n...
IN HYPOTHYROIDISM:--- where there is deficiency of thyroxine hormone leading to sluggishness, tired feeling, weight increase, slow heart beats, intolerance to cold, swelling of legs, feet and face, difficulty in concentrating and at times in speech. Treatment for hypothyroidism is giving thyroxine tablets. And dose are according to level of thyroid for life time. Avoid bad habits . Avoid stress. Some Relax during work. Go for walk, Take plenty of water, high-carbohydrate foods such as potatoes, rice, pasta and bread. 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. flax oil, 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 oily foods,junk foods, go for walk. Do Tests every 3 to 6 months. And consult doctor on time.
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My brother-in-law (age-32) couple of days ago diagnosed with diabetes (RBS above 500 and Hba1C 10) .Now along with medications, he stopped taking white rice and refined flour and started including millets in all the three meals. Is this a good move? And he had kidney stones previously. Now can he take palak and tomato?

Diploma in Diabetology, Pregnancy & Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Prevention in Diabetes ,Thyroid
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
My brother-in-law (age-32) couple of days ago diagnosed with diabetes (RBS above 500 and Hba1C 10) .Now along with me...
He is in good move. But please avoid palak and tomoto .as kidney stone may recurr .drink plenty of water. For medicine any quiry you can discuss with me.
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How Ayurveda Helps Manage Diabetes?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Udupi
How Ayurveda Helps Manage Diabetes?

When the sugar concentration in the blood increases suddenly and unreasonably, the resulting condition is known as diabetes. Sugar or glucose is generally used in order to provide much needed energy to our bodies. But when the pancreas dysfunctions, it leads to a problem in the insulin production. As a result, glucose or sugar gets directly absorbed into the blood, instead of getting absorbed by insulin. And this leads to the condition of diabetes.

Diabetes Treatment in Ayurveda
For Ayurvedic treatment of diabetes, the first step is usually dietary planning and lifestyle change. Adopting a more active lifestyle, and a healthy, balanced diet low on sugars and starches, is a must. You must begin by avoiding sugars in all forms. This means you will have to get rid of rice, potatoes, white bread, sugar coated cereals, bananas, colocasia and much more. Add a lot of green leafy vegetables to your diet to improve your nutritional status and metabolism. In addition to these, also add some herbs to your diet. Ayurvedic herbs that act as natural medicine for diabetes include turmeric, bitter gourd, gurmar leaves, bael, fenugreek and many more.

Apart from diabetes Ayurvedic treatment, you could also practice yoga, which can help you improve your health. Several yogic asanas help massage your internal organs so that they are healthier and can function much better. Some of the asanas are especially beneficial for the pancreas, which produces insulin. You may have to make some changes to your lifestyle as well. For starters, you will have to maintain a more active lifestyle. You will also have to avoid sleeping in the daytime. Avoid smoking and consuming alcohol and take extra care of your feet.

As an ancient science based on lifestyle related treatment methods that include herbs, massages and life changing tweaks, Ayurveda also provides various methods of managing this ailment. Here's how!

  1. Bitter Gourd: Known as an ingredient that is rich in antioxidants, this can be consumed to take care of diabetes. You will need to first remove the peel of at least four to five bitter gourds before crushing them to create a paste. This paste has to be put through a sieve so that the juice of the gourds can be extracted. You will then have to drink this juice every morning, on an empty stomach.
  2. Cinnamon: From treating coughs and colds to diabetes and other serious ailments, this is a wonder spice that can be found in most Indian kitchens. You can start by boiling a litre of water and letting it simmer on the gas for about twenty minutes. Thereafter, you can add three teaspoons of cinnamon powder to this simmering water. Strain this mixture and drink the entire batch every day to clear out the toxins.
  3. Fenugreek Seeds: For this, you will need to take about four to five tablespoons of fenugreek seeds. These will have to be soaked in a glass of water or about 250ml of water, overnight. In the morning, the softened seeds will need to be crushed before the mixture is strained. The water that escapes should be collected and ingested every day for a period of two months.
  4. Turmeric: Turmeric is a powerful and well-known ingredient that is used for curing and managing many ailments. You will need to mix about half a teaspoon of turmeric powder with one teaspoon of amla powder as well as half a tablespoon of methi seeds or fenugreek seeds powder. This concoction will have to mixed in half a glass of water and taken daily on an empty stomach. This can be used by patients suffering from heart ailments as well.
  5. Diet: Cereals like ragi, corn, kulit, green millet, and barley are known to beneficial for patients suffering from diabetes. Leafy greens are also a must for such patients along with protein-rich foods like soya beans. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an ayurveda.
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My blood sugar is 181.1 so I should take medicine or I change my diet plan and doing workout.

Dip.Diab, Fellowship Diabetology (Gold Medallist), MBBS
Diabetologist, Thane
My blood sugar is 181.1 so I should take medicine or I change my diet plan and doing workout.
Depends on if it is fasting or pp. if fasting then u will need medicines. If it is after food sugar you can observe with lifestyle changes. Irrespectively, you have to start diet and exercise
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My dad is diabetic.& also he is obese. What are the measures we should take about diet and physical activity? What are measures I should take to avoid family related diabetes & obesity?

Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
General Physician, Amritsar
My dad is diabetic.& also he is obese. What are the measures we should take about diet and physical activity? What ar...
5 percent weight loss if you are obese and 45 mn of physical activity can push diabetes for 3 years in most of people.
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What dietary constraints should a 50yo man living a mostly sedentary life with diabetes (high blood sugar) practise?

M.B.B.S. , PG Diploma In Clinical Cardiology
Cardiologist, Delhi
What dietary constraints should a 50yo man living a mostly sedentary life with diabetes (high blood sugar) practise?
Restrict the amount of saturated fats in the diet. You should not take more then 7% saturated fats and more then 10% unsaturated fats in your diet, carbohydrate should consist of 60% of her diet but the glycemic index should be low add lot of fibres to diet use saffola heart and rice bran oil in diet. Brisk walk daily at a speed not less then 5.1 km /hr daily for 15 minutes eat low salt food add fibres to you diet reduce your weight don't take ghee or butter use saffola or olive oil instead. Take low fat food avoid dairy produ1. No alcohol 2. Reduce body wt 3. No smoking/ tobacco 4. Diet - no ghee/ butter, have mix of vegetable oils - mustard, til, ground nut, olive oil, have more green vegetables and fruits, have whole grain atta, no fried. Fast. Spicy / processed/ junk food. Less sugar, potato, rice 5. 30 mts brisk walk daily 6. Deep breathing exercise for 10 mts daily 7. Meditation daily for 10 mts. 6-8 hrs of sleep at night 8. Expose your body to sun for 15-20 mts daily after some oil massage to get vit d. 9. Take more watercts.

I am diabetic since 15 years and managing with medicines: metformin & galvus 50. Recently, I am severe burning sensation in my feet. I would like to know the reason - whether this is due to any side effects of medicines or any other reason. Please advise to come out of this.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
This is a part of diabetic neuropathy. In simple words. Effect of diabetes on nerves. Details are required regarding your b. Glucose levels and there are pretty good medications to control these.
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My grandmother is diabetic patient can she eat fruits like apple and can she drink cow milk please tell me, what items can eat what items should not eat.

Diploma in Diabetology, Pregnancy & Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Prevention in Diabetes ,Thyroid
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
My grandmother is diabetic patient can she eat fruits like apple and can she drink cow milk please tell me, what item...
She can take apple, milk. She should not eat fruits like mango. Grapes, banana cheeku, leechi and no fruit juice. She should take salad with every meal and fruits in between meal. Missi roti. Small frequent meal is best. Brisk walking daily. 30 min. You may discuss on line.
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She has thyroid so firstly will she be able to become pregnant and will she face any complications during it? Please advise.

Training in IVF / ICSI, Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Pune
Thyroid corrected with doses can give normal life and pregnancy. Continue medications without break to avoid complications.
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