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Dr. N F Shah

Endocrinologist, Mumbai

Dr. N F Shah Endocrinologist, Mumbai
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My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well.
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Dr. N F Shah is a popular Endocrinologist in Khar West, Mumbai. You can meet Dr. N F Shah personally at Hinduja Healthcare Surgical Hospital in Khar West, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. N F Shah on Lybrate.com.

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Sir I am 21 years old female suffering from thyroid, so what are the prevention to relief from this condition?

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Sir I am 21 years old female suffering from thyroid, so what are the prevention to relief from this condition?
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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I am 66 years male with problem of involuntary leakage of urine during sleep at night. I have Diabetes which is controlled. I do not have any prostrate problem. Please suggest a medication to control my above problem.

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I am 66 years male with problem of involuntary leakage of urine during sleep at night. I have Diabetes which is contr...
Respected lybrate-user hi if it's only during night then you have to take very less water after 7 pm.

My grandmother has a thyroid problem. But she do not stool for 6 days. What she do. Please sir give any suggestion and tablet.

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Homeopath
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If she has only constipation problem, but not vomiting or fever or any other asociated problem then give her plain isabgoal powder one spoon in luke warm water. Give her warm drink to take.
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Does sugar patient can eat rice?

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Does sugar patient can eat rice?
Yes. But prefer unpolished variety of rice. Also taking in the balanced amount is important. Avoid over eating. Rice can be taken as a part of a meal which is the wholesome meal.
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I think I have diabetics. When checked the device showed 254 in the morning before breakfast. What do you advice me.

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I think I have diabetics. When checked the device showed 254 in the morning before breakfast. What do you advice me.
Yes this is very high fasting blood sugar level Get your following test done in good lab and review with reports 1. FBS, PP Blood sugar 2. HBA1C 3. KFT 4. Urine R/M Consult Diabetologist for further management

CCMTD, CCEBDM, C.Diabetology, American Diabetes Association, DOMS, MBBS
Endocrinologist
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Diabetes management during ramadan.
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My mom is a diabetes patients so please give me some tips to control her sugar.

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Ayurveda
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My mom is a diabetes patients so please give me some tips to control her sugar.
? Follow the CTM (cleansing, toning and moisturizing) routine daily. ? Exfoliate your skin at least twice a week. This will help to remove the dead cells and open pores, thus lightening your skin tone. ? Always use sunscreen 20 minutes before stepping out from home. A good sunscreen with SPF 40 will help to prevent tan in the Indian climate. ? Drink adequate amount of water to keep your body and skin hydrated. A good sleep at night is also very important for healthy and glowing skin. Indulge in home remedies like face packs and scrub for natural fairness Fruit Pack: Fruits can work wonders for your skin and also provide you with naturally glowing skin. Prepare a fruit pack by combining the pulp of an avocado, papaya and cucumber. Then add 2 teaspoons of cream or malai. Mix well to form a paste and apply all over the face. Leave it for 20 minutes and rinse with warm water. People with oily or combination skin can avoid adding cream, they can add multani mitti instead into the pack Papaya: Papaya fruit contains an enzyme called papain that helps to exfoliate the skin, and this makes way for new skin cells to emerge.Papaya also contains vitamin C. Choose a green papaya to make your face mask, papain is most concentrated in a green papaya. To make a papaya mask: ? Peel and slice the papaya. ? Put it in a blender to make a smooth paste. ? Apply it on your skin and leave it for 20 minutes. ? Rinse it away with warm water. any querries inform me?

Don't Understand Why Baby Is Crying?

M.Ch - Paediatric Surgery, MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy) (General Surgery) , DNB (General Surgery), MBBS
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All babies cry sometimes. It's perfectly normal. Most small babies cry for between one hour and three hours each day.

Your baby can't do anything for herself and relies on you to provide her with the food, warmth and comfort that she needs. Crying is your baby's way of communicating any or all of those needs and ensuring a response from you.

It's sometimes hard to work out what your baby is telling you. But in time you will learn to recognize what your baby needs. And as your baby grows she'll learn other ways of communicating with you. She'll get better at eye contact, making noises and smiling, all of which reduce her need to cry for attention.


In the meantime, if your baby is difficult to soothe, she may be trying to say:

I'm hungry

Hunger is one of the most common reasons that your newborn baby will cry. The younger your baby is, the more likely it is that she's hungry.

Your baby's small stomach can't hold very much, so if she cries, try offering her some milk. She may be hungry, even if her last feed doesn't seem very long ago. It's likely that you will be feeding often and regularly in the first day or so to help your breastmilk to come in anyway. If you are formula feeding your baby she may not be hungry if she has been fed within the last two hours.

I need my nappy changed

Your baby may protest if her clothes are too tight or if a wet or soiled nappy is bothering her. Or she may not mind if her nappy is full and may actually enjoy the warm and comfortable feeling. But if your baby's tender skin is being irritated, she will most likely cry.

I'm too cold or too hot

Your baby may hate having her nappy changed or being bathed. She may not be used to the feeling of cold air on her skin and would rather be bundled up and warm. But you will soon learn how to perform a quick nappy change if this is the case.

Take care not to overdress your baby, or she may become too hot. She will generally need to wear one more layer of clothing than you to be comfortable.

Use sheets and cellular blankets as beddings in your baby's cot or moses basket. You can check whether your baby is too hot or too cold by feeling her tummy. If her tummy feels too hot, remove a blanket, and if it feels cold, add one.

Don't be guided by your baby's hands or feet, as they usually feel cool. Keep your baby's room at a temperature of between 22 and 25 degrees c depending on the weather.

If your baby is co-sleeping with you, contact with your body will elevate her skin temperature so she's likely to be warm. Is she is using a cot, place her down to sleep on her back with her feet at the end of the cot. That way she can't wriggle too far down under the blankets and become too hot.

I need to be held

Your baby will need lots of cuddling, physical contact and reassurance to comfort her. So it may be that she just wants to be held. Try a baby sling to keep her close to you, perhaps swaying and singing to her while you hold her.

You may be worried about spoiling your baby if you hold her too much. But during the first few months of her life that's not possible. Small babies need lots of physical comfort. If you hold your baby close she may be soothed by hearing your heartbeat.

I'm tired and need a rest

Often, babies find it hard to get to sleep, particularly if they are over-tired. You will soon become aware of your baby's sleep cues. Whining and crying at the slightest thing, staring blankly into space, and going quiet and still are just three examples.

If your baby has received a lot of attention and cuddles from doting visitors, she may become over-stimulated. Then, when it comes to sleeping, she'll find it hard to switch off and settle. Take your baby somewhere calm and quiet to help her to settle down. Read more on establishing good sleeping habits.

I need something to make me feel better

Be aware of changes in your baby. If she's unwell, she'll probably cry in a different tone to her usual cry. It may be weaker, more urgent, continuous, or high-pitched. And if your baby usually cries a lot but has become unusually quiet, it may be a sign that she's not well.

Nobody knows your baby as well as you do. If you feel that there may be something wrong with her, speak to your doctor and discuss your concerns. Call the doctor if your baby has difficulty breathing through the crying, or if the crying is accompanied by a fever, diarrohea, or constipation.

I need something. But I don't know what

Sometimes you might not be able to figure out what's wrong when your baby cries. Many newborns go through patches of fretfulness and are not easily comforted. The unhappiness can range from a few minutes of hard-to-console crying to several hours at a stretch, an almost constant state of crying that is sometimes called colic. Colic is defined as inconsolable crying for at least three hours a day, for at least three days a week.

Many parents find it very difficult to cope with a baby who has colic, and it can put a strain on the whole family. There is no magic cure for colic, but it rarely lasts for more than three months.
Don't Understand Why Baby Is Crying?
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What are the symptoms of diabetics mellitus? What kind of diet we have to follow.

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What are the symptoms of diabetics mellitus? What kind of diet we have to follow.
Symptom of Diabetes are polyuria (increased urine) polydipsia (increased thirst) polyphagia (increased food intake ) weight loss and if there are complication than symptoms will be according to system involve like Neuropathy, Retinopathy, nephropathy for Diet chart you can consult privately
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I am 28 year old and suffering from hypothyroid since last 6 years, please suggest me somethng.

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
Endocrinologist
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I am 28 year old and suffering from hypothyroid since last 6 years, please suggest me somethng.
Dear lybrate-user, hypothyroidism is the suboptimal functioning of your thyroid gland. The hormone which is produced is in less quantity than what is required by the body. This hormone is very important for the normal functioning of many things-and that is why underfunctioning of this gland leads to far-reaching disturbances in the body. Some of the symptoms that you suffer because of hypothyroidism are increased tiredness, hair fall, constipation, dry skin, decreased libido etc. The simple rule here is that the hormone is deficient or less in quantity. So the simple solution is to supplement this hormone in the body. The the medicine that is given to you in hypothyroidism is actually a supplement of this hormone only. Which basically means that we are replacing the decreased quantity of this hormone by giving it in the form of a tablet. So all you need to do to save yourself from the ill effects of hypothyroidism is to just take one tablet a day that replaces your decreased hormone and keeps you fit and healthy. Regards.
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How i can control sugar problem? Please advise.

MBBS, MD Obs & Gynae, FNB Reproductive Medicine
Gynaecologist
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How i can control sugar problem? Please advise.
With the help of strict diet control and exercise, a minimum of 30-45 minutes per day. Avoidance of junk outside food, ice-creams, chocolates, sweets etc.

I am 22years old 3months ago I was diagnosed with PCOD what precautions should I take and was is the treatment for it? It may be life long or cured? In future do I conceive? And my past history - I hv hypo thyroid since 7years using 125mcg?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FCPS, DGO, Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning (DFFP)
Gynaecologist
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I am 22years old 3months ago I was diagnosed with PCOD what precautions should I take and was is the treatment for it...
It is a chhalanging problem, needing long time treatment. Those who r married should try for pregnancy early to get best results with treatment. Those who are not married have different treatment. Meet Gynaecologist. I m one in Mumbai.
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Diabetes type 2 for 20 years causing neuritis, please advise treatment.

MD - General Medicine, MBBS
General Physician
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Hi , need to ask you few more questions on this , before advising treatment . pls come for a conversation if possible

9 Foods That Can Reduce Your Blood Sugar Level

Certified Diabetes Educator, PG Diploma in Dietetics and Nutrition, Fellowship in Applied Nutrition , B.A
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High blood sugar occurs when the insulin in the body fails to metabolize the sugar from the food, which raises the amount of glucose in your blood. It is a metabolic disorder which can be managed effectively with the help of lifestyle modifications such as exercise and food. This article is going to focus on the foods that you can eat to lower your blood sugar levels.

Here are 9 foods that you can use to reduce blood sugar levels:

  1. Cinnamon: Cinnamon is a herb which is very effective in getting your blood sugar down to manageable levels. You can simply sprinkle cinnamon on your food before eating it.

  2. Fenugreek (methi): Fenugreek is a common spice which is used in almost all Indian cuisines. It has a number of health benefits, one of which is reducing blood sugar levels. Soaking fenugreek in water and then drinking it the next day is a very effective remedy in combating sugar problems.

  3. Garlic: Not just for sending away the vampires!, it is also very effective in blood sugar control. Extracts of garlic have been shown to increase insulin in the body which is required to metabolize the sugar in the body.

  4. Heart Healthy Fats: Heart healthy fat based foods such as nuts and seeds are good for increasing the good cholesterol levels (HDL) in the body. Avocadoes contain nutrients which lower the risks of various diseases such as diabetes. In a nutshell, these fats make the cells of the body less resistant to insulin.

  5. Blueberries: Blueberries contain anthocyanin (water soluble pigments) which is very good for your health. They also contain fiber in large amounts which make you feel fuller faster. This fruit has also been shown to improve insulin sensitivity in the body.

  6. Vinegar: Vinegar is an age old remedy to control blood sugar levels; it contains acetic acid which causes a reduction in certain harmful enzymes in the stomach. Vinegar is also known to prevent blood sugar spikes when consumed with food.

  7. Complex Carbohydrates: Complex carbohydrates raise your blood sugar but not like its cousin, simple carbohydrates. Simple carbohydrates cause an immediate spike in your blood sugar levels where as complex carbs provide a steady stream of energy. So drop that packet of refined flour and get that whole wheat variant.

  8. Cherries: Cherries, especially tart cherries and dark sweet cherries, are full of anthrocyanins. Insulin resistance prevents insulin from working properly to control blood sugar in normal ranges. Eating a diet high in anthrocyanins can mean improved use of insulin and lower blood sugars.

  9. Nuts: People who eat nuts regularly have lower rates of heart disease than people who don't eat them. Even among the healthiest eaters, the ones who also eat nuts boast the best health record. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

9 Foods That Can Reduce Your Blood Sugar Level
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Why twins may occur? What is symptoms of Diabetes?

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician
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Why twins may occur? 
What is symptoms of Diabetes?
Individuals can experience different signs and symptoms of diabetes, and sometimes there may be no signs. Some of the signs commonly experienced include: Frequent urination Excessive thirst Increased hunger-even though you are eating Weight loss - even though you are eating more Tiredness Lack of interest and concentration A tingling sensation or numbness or persistant pain in the hands or feet Blurred vision Frequent infections Slow-healing wounds Vomiting and stomach pain (often mistaken as the flu) Extreme fatigue

My wife has tested positive for hla b27. She suffers from joint pains in knees, legs, hip and back. Mri shows degenerative changes in spine. She is diabetic and suffers from high bp. Does she require ncv and emg of ul +ll.

M.D. Internal Medicine
Endocrinologist
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My wife has tested positive for hla b27. She suffers from joint pains in knees, legs, hip and back. Mri shows degener...
You can get cbc, vit d, b12 done, s electrolyte done check for nutritional deficiencies. Sometimes diabetic kidney disease, retinopathy and neuropathy come one after another if she maintains her hba1c above 8%. If no nutritional def. Then get emg /nc done along with eye check up.
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Good afternoon sir I have sugar how to cure my sugar problem. Fasting sugar 161. After 2 hour 243.

MBBS, MRCGP ( UK), D Diab (UK)
Endocrinologist
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Good afternoon sir I have sugar how to cure my sugar problem. Fasting sugar 161. After 2 hour 243.
Hello Sir, Both your fasting and 2 hour post meal glucose values are high. For good diabetes control fasting glucose should be less than 110 and 2 hour glucose value should be less than 170. Solutions: 1) Diet control- avoid sweets, junk food, oily food etc. Take plenty of vegetables, fruits (orange, mosambi, papaya, apples, pears etc) 2) exercise for 30-45 min everyday or arleast 5 days in a week. Brisk walking, cycling, swimming, jogging are examples. If you have never exercised see a cardiologist first for assessment for fitness to exercise. 3) Lose weight. 4) see you doctor, get the blood tests including HBA1C. Your doctor will change your tablets. Thank you.

Diabetes? if blood sugar is consistantly high, over time it can affect the heart, eyes, kidneys, nerves, and other parts of the body. These problems are called complications. Sometimes people with diabetes don't realize that they have the disease until they begin to have other health problems. For example, a doctor or health care provider may detect signs of diabetes damage even though the patient does not know that he/she has the disease.

M.D. Internal Medicine
Endocrinologist
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Diabetes? if blood sugar is consistantly high, over time it can affect the heart, eyes, kidneys, nerves, and other pa...
Yes. Sometimes patients have been moving around for years with diabetes and they come to know about it only when they have either massive heart attack or sudden loss of vision or non healing ulcer. That's why most of the diabetes patients baseline diabetic profile with blood urine tests, sonography, ecg, eye and foot tests are done to detect early diabetes complications in newly detected diabetic patients.

My sugar in morning fasting was 75 but after break fast 2 hrs latter is 220 intake medicine before breakfast why it is so high after break fst.

Practical Course in Diabetology, POST GRADUATE COURSE IN DIABETOLOGY, MBBS
Endocrinologist
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My sugar in morning fasting was 75 but after break fast 2 hrs latter is 220 intake medicine before breakfast why it i...
That is basic defect in diabetes. Usually when we eat, immediately insulin is released called first phase release. In diabetes, this release in response to food is delayed, that causes rise in sugar. That is why medicene is given 1/2 hr before breakfast.
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Hello doctor! My father has diabetes (type 2), high cholesterol and high blood pressure. He is of 56 years old and of 5'5 height and 67 kgs. Can you please suggest a diet chart for a day for him, I'm really worried about him. And what other things which needs to be done to keep him healthy. Thank you doctor.

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Hello doctor! My father has diabetes (type 2), high cholesterol and high blood pressure. He is of 56 years old and of...
Hi lybrate-user, tell him take small & frequent meal. For type 2 diabetes avoid simple carbs & simple sugar in diet. Don't take sugar, gur, honey, juices, cold drink etc. Don't take potato and other starchy foods. Take more & more green leafy vegetables & salad. Meal gap should not be more than 3 hrs. For hypertension take low salt in diet. Don't use table salt, chips, papad, achar etc. Use less oil in cooking. Don't use ghee, butter, cream & fried foods. Do regular walk/exercise/ yoga or any other physical activity. I think it will help you, you can take an online diet consultation to get a chart.
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