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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 34 years man. I have a wife and child. Our family life completed 5 years. Now I am facing a problem is premature ejaculation. I can control less than 1 minute when I entered vagina. I have no other diseases like sugar high blood pressure etc. I am 162 cm height and 70 kg weight. If you suggest any remedy I am very thankful to you.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am 34 years man. I have a wife and child. Our family life completed 5 years. Now I am facing a problem is premature...
You are having premature ejaculation. It may be due to 1. Anxiety, depression 2. Fatigue, stress 3. Relationship issues, performance anxiety, 4. Consumption of alcohol, tobacco etc 5you can take the following measures a) avoid stress, anxiety, depression b) avoid alcohol and tobacco consumption c) go for regular exercise d) lead a healthy living style e) practice relaxation technique by deep breathing exercise (take deep full breath for 5 seconds, hold it for 3 seconds, exhale slowly for 5 seconds). Do it for 5 minutes without breaking the rhythm. It controls arousals and tension that lead to early ejaculation. F) use condom to reduce sensation g) take foods to increase testosterone like eggs /asparagus/dark chocolate/carrots/oats/ashwagandha/avocado/blue berries/ banana/walnut/cereals/onion/garlic/almonds/bean/ mushroom h)
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I am 55 years old and have pain in both my elbows My PP sugar is 136 please advice what I should do?

BPTh/BPT, Bachelor of Science
Physiotherapist, Gurgaon
I am 55 years old and have pain in both my elbows My PP sugar is 136 please advice what I should do?
Hello, we have to rule out this type of pain by investigation (x-ray or mri) of elbow joint. *initially you have to take rest as much as you can. *take calcium rich diet and sun bath daily to prevent further damage to your joints. *avoid heavy lifting. *perform some gentle exercises and stretching of all joints eg. Shoulder, wrist and fingers. *walk straight with shoulder protracted. I will explain you stiffness and pain reducing techniques in the next session. Wish you a happy and pain free life thanks.
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My sugar level is getting more than normal. What I have to stop eating?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
Pediatrician,
My sugar level is getting more than normal. What I have to stop eating?
You stop simple sugars like sugar, sweets ans candies. If you tell your fbs, 2hr ppbs and hba1c, I can guide you better, ask personally. 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 n constant touch 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) 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 sugar 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 privately with all details like your daily eating pattern and medicines you take. I assure you a proper guidance.
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Sir I have a problem that my wife have a thyroid at time of her pregnancy we talked with any Dr. (endocrinologist) and after the treatment her thyroid is normal and Dr. Suggest us that after pregnancy the test of baby and mother (after 72 hr of delivery) want to check we did this test for baby and mother both (TSH.

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Sir I have a problem that my wife have a thyroid at time of her pregnancy we talked with any Dr. (endocrinologist) an...
Yes, it's mandatory to check thyroid of baby at 72 hrs. Also mother should continue treatment till delivery. Thyroid will be treated again after 6 weeks to decide whether to continue treatment.
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. I have a family history ofheart attacked/orstroke. Will my diabetes put meat greater risk for those problems?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
. I have a family history ofheart attacked/orstroke. Will my diabetes put meat greater risk for those problems?
Yes there is a risk because you have diabetes and family history of heart attack.control your diabetes,go for regular exercise,reduce your weight if over weight,control your diet,avoid sedentary life style
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Hi doctor, my mom is of 65 years age has hyperthyroid and high BP. One of her kidney is not working and it shrinked. Her creatine level is 3 and got highBP recently. I want to know what foods she has to avoid and what foods she has to take to make the creatine levels to come down. Please suggest

MD - Internal Medicine
General Physician, Bangalore
HI See her creatinine level may or may not come down inspite of good diet. What you need to focus is a tight control of her Blood Pressure . If her BP is still high her medications has to be revised so that BP is brought to control. Diet : No extra salt in diet, No Pickle, No Papads, Chips or Salted Biscuits. Avoid Fruits also.
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I am diabetic paswnt past 7years I want to control how is it possible now I am 42 years old.

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I  am diabetic paswnt past  7years  I want to control how is it possible now I am 42 years old.
Hi, I am a registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator and a doctor (general physician) who will help you in your diabetes problem. Do let me know your hba1c value? also you need to provide me your daily food intake details. There are many lifestyle and dietary guidelines that can be followed: take high fiber prescribed diet which includes soluble fibre like apple, isabgol etc. Get more physical activity by prescription from a registered dietitian eat a balanced diet which includes whole grains and excludes all refined products like maida as prescribed by a registered dietitian, 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. I being a registered dietitian and doctor have been successfully helping patients with their diabetes problem. I will also prescribe medicines that will speed up the time to achieve your weight management goals.
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I am a diabetic and under medication. My sugar levels fasting 95 after breakfast 170 after lunch 220 after dinner 140. Am I under control.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am a diabetic and under medication. My sugar levels fasting 95 after breakfast 170 after lunch 220 after dinner 140...
Mr. Lybrate-user, various sugar levels mentioned are looking good enough, except the post lunch one. It is better if you look at hba1c% it should be <6.8 for ideal control or <7 foe good control. Thanks for the question.
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I am suffering from hyperthyroidism problem. I am a 23 years old girl. My weight is just 33 kg. Every time feeling tired, dry skin, faster heart beat.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am suffering from hyperthyroidism problem. I am a 23 years old girl. My weight is just 33 kg. Every time feeling ti...
avoid salty foods, sea foods, whole milk, red meat, take vit-b12, vit-c, vit-d foods, barccoli, soya products, cauliflower, kale, fresh fruits and veg., omega-3 fatty acid foods,
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I have thyroid issues from last 15 years and my t3, t4 and tsh levels are respectively 0.65, 8.80 and 72.80 and as per reports my tsh level is increased. I am facing hair loss problem from last 3 years not getting any solution what should I do?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I have thyroid issues from last 15 years and my t3, t4 and tsh levels are respectively 0.65, 8.80 and 72.80 and as pe...
you have dandruf in your hair so hair fall ..pl. use hair oil minoxidil . change life style. take iodized foods.whole grain foods,
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I made a checkup of my sugar level and found that my hb a1c level is 6.6 (diabetes starting stage. Is it possible for me to be free from diabetes again? Advises of treatment in homeopathy and ayurveda are welcome.

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Homeopath, Muzaffarnagar
I made a checkup of my sugar level and found that my hb a1c level is 6.6 (diabetes starting stage. Is it possible for...
you take a homoeo medi. uranium Nitri 30 and syzeium jambo Q (20-20)drops mor. & eve. daily for one month. Medicine should be Germany.
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My mother has thyroid she is gaining weight due to thyroid what medicine she can take? Please advise.

MBBS, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
My mother has thyroid she is gaining weight due to thyroid what medicine she can take? Please advise.
Hypothyroidism usually lead to weight gain of max 4kg. Weight can be controlled by balanced diet and regular exercise. She might need to take levothyroxine tabs regularly. What is her current weight? what are values of t3 t4 tsh? family history?
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Dear sir, I am a diabetic patients n taking human mixtard insulin. My sugar level is under control. Can I donate blood. Reply.

MBBS & Post Graduate course in Diabetology, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), CCEBDM
Endocrinologist, Bangalore
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I am a diabetic patients n taking human mixtard insulin. My sugar level is under control. Can I donate bloo...
Hi If you take insulin, you are not eligible to donate. The rationale is that donating blood could interrupt your blood glucose control, and potentially lead to a hypoglycemic reaction in the clinic or on the way home. If you manage your diabetes with lifestyle or diabetes pills, you may be eligible, depending on your overall health and if you meet the eligibility criteria listed below. Many people who have type 2 diabetes have blood pressure and heart problems, which would prevent them from donating. So, if you are on OHAs and on good control, you should be able to donate blood, suggest not unless you are very keen and should be done under close monitoring.
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I had diabetes I am using glycomategp1 500mg 1mg glemperidon how many years I have to continue using this tablet and the side effects of this tablet pls kindly notify me?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I had diabetes I am using glycomategp1 500mg 1mg glemperidon how many years I have to continue using this tablet and ...
Lybrate-user, t2 dm is a metabolic disease occurring due to either deficiency of insulin or resistance to it's action or both together. Since this condition can only be controlled with appropriate medicines, diet restriction and regular physical exercise to maintain normal weight. There is no cure for it. So treatment will continue for life time. If sugar control is not good then there may be a need to change or add new drugs, but treatment will continue for your life time. Most of these drugs are quite safe, hence there are hardly any side effects.
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Hello doctor Happy independence day I want to know which is better cycling or brisk walking for a diabetic. Please tell me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
Hello doctor
Happy independence day
I want to know which is better cycling or brisk walking for a diabetic. Please te...
Walking tends to cause more strain on the knees every time you step forward, while cycling keeps the knee intact and works only on movement. You could also try some strength training exercises along with the above.
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What is the treatment for thyroid and what is the period to take medicine and risk for take long time medicine.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
What is the treatment for thyroid and what is the period to take medicine and risk for take long time medicine.
Mr Umesh, By mentioning thyroid, are you referring to hypothyroidism? If so then treatment is taking Thyroxine tablets (hormone replacement). This has to continue for life time. Because thyroxine is required for development and functioning of brain, plus an essential part of various vital metabolic activities. Hence it has to be made available daily. Since it is an essential hormone there are no side effects when taken in correct dosage.
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Mom is having diabetes. What kind of diet should she prefer?

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist,
Mom is having diabetes. What kind of diet should she prefer?
hi, I am a registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator and a doctor (general physician) who will help you in your diabetes problem. Do let me know your hba1c value? also you need to provide me your daily food intake details. There are many lifestyle and dietary guidelines that can be followed: take high fiber prescribed diet which includes soluble fibre like apple, isabgol etc. Get more physical activity by prescription from a registered dietitian eat a balanced diet which includes whole grains and excludes all refined products like maida as prescribed by a registered dietitian, 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. I being a registered dietitian and doctor have been successfully helping patients with their diabetes problem. I will also prescribe medicines that will speed up the time to achieve your weight management goals. Do reply back for private consultation.
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I am 32 years old, male. I have been suffering from increased uric acid levels every time I stopped taking medicine for lowering the levels. I have got 3 attacks of Gout in the last 5 years on my leg thumb. Please suggest if you have any medicine to cure the Uric acid problem permanently.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
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. Ulracet sos for pain in joints.
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Can I take thyroxine to improve my metabolism. Or its necessary to chek first, or its only taken in case if hypothyroidism.

PGP In Diabetologist, Fellowship in non-invasive Cardiology, MD - Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Delhi
Can I take thyroxine to improve my metabolism. Or its necessary to chek first, or its only taken in case if hypothyro...
No, it is only required if you are suffering from hypothyroidism. Taking unnecessary medicines can harm your body.
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I am 67 years old having diabetics since last 10 yrs. From last one years it is not controlled FBS and PPBS s to more than 250 Glinison 2 daily two tablets one at the time of breakfast and another at the time of dinner moreover insulin human mixtard 20u before lunch and 14u before dinner recently Daonil started 1-1-1- please advise me.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am 67 years old having diabetics since last 10 yrs. From last one years it is not controlled FBS and PPBS s to more...
Mr. Lybrate-user, it appears the dosage of insulin is not adequate, needs to be uptitrated. This can be done by first targeting fasting sugar level and later pp sugar level. Night time insulin dose can be increased by 2 to 4 units every 3 rd day based on fasting glucose level till target level is achieved, through a system of self monitoring and getting info from your doctor on insulin dose, till a trget level (120 mg fasting) is reached. I do not understand the reason for starting dionil now, because it is not suitable in old age as it can precipitate severe hypoglycemia. Dionil or glimepiride push pancreas beta cells to produce insulin, but if there is no reserve of beta cells then these drugs have no action at all.
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