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Dr. Piya Ballani Thakkar

Endocrinologist, Mumbai

Dr. Piya Ballani Thakkar Endocrinologist, Mumbai
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My wife age is 51 years she is suffering from snoring last 1 year and also thyroid please give me correct suggestion.

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Ayurveda, Ambala
These are some methods & instruction for releif in snoring: • Exercise daily and running, jogging. Do long breathing exercise pranayam daily. • Clear nasal passage (nose) before sleeping. You can take steam for 2 - 3 minutes to clear the passage. • Change your sleeping position, elevate your pillow slightly while sleeping. • Sleep on a side not on back. • Avoid smoking and excess drinking alcohol. Do not take sedative medicines. • You can do some throat exercises. Repeat these vowel a, e, i, o, you loudly three minutes few times in a day. Place your tongue tip behind your teeth and move backward three times in a day. Move your jaw in left side with open mouth for 30 seconds and in right side for 30 seconds. • You can also try for anti snoring mouth appliance.
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I am a known diabetic for 20 years taking tablets I am having numbness in both of my foot burning taking pregabaline in night only temp relief how to get permanent relief?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Sir it has been a long time that u r on medication for diabetes. Now you're catching advanced symptoms of diabetes ie. Diabetic neuropathy where firstly nerve endings in our body are involved ie in hands and feets causing numbness. Sorry sir I cant help u at this position. You have to take guidance of your physician of 20 yrs. Only he can guide u in right direction.
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Doctor, I am suffering from diabetes and due to this my hairs are also falling. It's okay when I eat one apple per day in morning but I am not financially good so give me a suitable and less expensive idea to overcome with this problem.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Doctor, I am suffering from diabetes and due to this my hairs are also falling. It's okay when I eat one apple per da...
Hi. Let me tell you about hairfall. In layman's language, hairfall can be divided into 2 types - temporary hairfall and permanent (which is called as 'Hairloss' rather). In temporary hairfall, hair grows back again from the same hair root, but in case of permanent hairloss, may be because of formation of DHT (Di- Hydro -Testosterone) around hair root it gets choked up, subsequently affects the blood supply to the hair and thus hair root is lost forever. (There are different pattern and types of hairloss, because of different reasons like Alopecia Areata, Telogen Effluvium, Scarring Alopecia, Traction Alopecia, etc.) Causes of hairloss: Many factors are responsible formation of this DHT or male/ female pattern baldness - hereditary, post-illness/ ailment, post-delivery, post- chemotherapy, nutritional deficiencies, hormonal imbalance, insufficient sleep, sudden loss of weight, stress/ tensions/ excessive anger, use of bore water, any other underlying diseases, etc. Need to rule out any causative factor or underlying medical condition. Management: Take diet rich in protein like non-veg., eggs, pulses, legumes, sprouts, nuts (sp. walnut and almonds), iron-rich food like green vegetables, also take flaxseeds, green tea, soyabean, fruits, salads, etc. Take proper 6-9hrs of sound sleep. Give up the habit of smoking and excessive alcohol intake. Avoid junk food and any kind of beverages (tea, coffee, aerated drinks, cold drinks, etc.) Avoid canned/ tinned food or food that contains preservatives (eat fresh ones). Avoid use of hard water to wash the head rather use boiled water for head wash. Avoid use of harsh hair colour, hair treatment like rebonding, straightening, perming, etc. Avoid vigorous exercises or any supplements provided by the gym! Use Rose wood/ any wooden hair comb to brush your hair. Regular exercising is also one of the important point, but should be done under some good, qualified yoga teacher or instructor for proper guidance; it also releases the stress/ tension in the mind and the body and keeps you FIT and YOUNG!! Medication: Take homoeopathic Rx - Schwabe's Wiesbaden 200 & Alfalfa Tonic twice a day for 1 month and revert. Also, use Schwabe's Arnica shampoo and Hair Growth oil regularly as per the condition of your scalp (minimum 3 times a week). After shampooing, use Bakson's Arnica Hair conditioner as well after every head wash. Apart from this, take Follihair tablets (multivitamin) - 1 tab. daily once for 1 month. (N.B.: With the help of homoeopathic medicines, we can only prevent further progress of the hairloss, means it will get arrests in the present condition in case of progressive baldness. But, in case there are areas of baldness which has gone smooth and shiny, you will have to choose an option of Hair Transplant along with theses medications!). Investigations advised: Get your blood tested for (empty stomach) - CBC, S. Iron, S. Folic acid, S. Ferritin, S. Calcium, S. Vitamin D3, S. Vitamin B12. If there is any family history of Thyroid dysfunction, get Thyroid function test done as well.
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I have diabetics since 1998 and its normal if I take insulien 10 point a day. Waking half an hrs. In the morning. What to do to avoid insulin?

BAMS
General Physician, Delhi
Take new generation drugs consult your doctor or consult me on private portal with fasting & pp( after 2 hrs) of same day. I try my best to get rid of insulin.
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I am 31years old I have sugar used tablets when in control I stopped taking tablets I thought my sugar level increased what to do now.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
I am 31years old I have sugar used tablets when in control I stopped taking tablets I thought my sugar level increase...
Get your following test done and review with reports 1. FBS, PP Blood sugar 2. HBA1C 3. KFT 4.Urine R/M
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Sir mere sir me tez dard rhta tha your phir maine uski dawa lena shuru ki to doctor ne btaya ke thyiorid h apko your meri dawa 2 year se chal rahi h your muje fayda be hua but agar dawa lene me der ho jaye to wahi paresani duwara ho jati h ap btaye ke kya karu me your bhut paresan hu kripya samsya ka samadaan kre.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Sir mere sir  me tez dard rhta tha your  phir  maine uski dawa lena shuru  ki  to  doctor ne  btaya  ke  thyiorid  h ...
dear sahil. your headache are coming again and no relief by medicines. go for MRI BRAIN. LIPID PROFILE,BLOOD SUGAR, URINE R/M, UREA. THEN CONSULT AGAIN WITH DOCTOR. TILL THEN AVOID OILY/JUNK/FAST/FATTY FOODS. YOU CAN TAKE TAB. ECOSPRIN 75 MG AT NIGHT OR ONCE A DAY.
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Govt is promoting IME-9 tablets for diabetics. Is this drug a complementary to drugs like Metformin etc. Can it be consumed simultaneously with other allopathic drugs. Can it cause hypoglycemia.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Govt is promoting IME-9 tablets for diabetics. Is this drug a complementary to drugs like Metformin etc. Can it be co...
Mr. lybrate-user, I too have heard and seen the TV advertisement on IME - 9. That can probably be taken as an additional supportive treatment than only drug. I do not think it causes hypoglycemia. One of the patient had written here on this site that he had stopped all modern drugs on the advise of an ayurvedic doctor and was taking only IME - 9 and after 20 days his blood glucose shot up to fasting around 350 and PP 450 mg plus. So I really do not know whether there is any real benefit. Thanks.
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If taking statin for lowering cholesterol ,is there any chances becoming diabetic in future.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
If taking statin for lowering cholesterol ,is there any chances becoming diabetic in future.
Hello, you r obeased by 10 kg, approx. There may be a possibility of rising sugar level in blood. You can opt natural norms to reduce your cholesterol and weight, too. Obaesity, being common, now a days due to irregular life style, - can be reduced, by opting-certain natural-norms in life. *go for a brisk walk in d morning to restore blood circulation to nourish d whole body. *tk, plenty of water to eliminate toxins and to regulate metabolism to burn fats cell. Go for meditation to reduce your stress and to nourish cell& tissues to curb fats cells. * go for cycling, jogging, swimming, skipping, gardening, playing badminton, dancing, regularly. * opt staircase, instead of a lift in your office. * tk, oats with green tea in d breakfast. * tk, salad, fruits, sprouts in ample qty in lunch. * consume salad, fruits whenever you feel hungry. * avoid, nicotine, alcohol, junk food, cookies, burger, pizza, butter, ghee. # homoeo medicines which r administered gently, acts rapidly without any adverse effect, thereof. @ phyto berryq -10 drops, thrice, with little water before each tk, care.
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I am a diabetic, taking glyciphage-500 mg. Yesterday I undergone lipid and hba1c tests. The levels are as follows. 1) hba1c-6.00% 2) s. Cholesterol -201 mgs/dl 3) s. Triglycerides-140 mgs/dl 4) hdl-36 mgs/dl 5) ldl-137 mgs/dl 6) vldl-28 mgs/dl shall I start medicines for cholesterol or any tips to control these levels. Since last two year these levels are maintained. Regards.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I am a diabetic, taking glyciphage-500 mg. Yesterday I undergone lipid and hba1c tests. The levels are as follows. 1)...
according to new guidelines ldl>70 in a diabetic is an indication to start cholesterol lowering drugs,..get in touch with ur doctor as it requires medical supervision
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Sir I am 45 years, 119 kg, type 2 diabetic. Had a stroke 5 years back then diabetes started. Now for the past 3 years suffering from acute drowsiness with crying and bed wetting. Drowsiness is sever that even while standing I fall due to sleep. Without wqkealert 150 as soon as I get off I am not able to live please guide me and help me.

M.Sc - Dietetics & Food Service Management, National Eligibility Test Qualified for Lecturership, Pediatric Nutrition Certification, Certified Diabetes Educator
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore
Sir I am 45 years, 119 kg, type 2 diabetic. Had a stroke 5 years back then diabetes started. Now for the past 3 years...
Dear have you been taking opinion from your doctor. I would say this can also be due to increased sugar levels and weight. Please ensure you are eating something healthy and do at least 30-40 minutes of exercise. You are just 45 and I think there is a long way to go. Do not worry, stay positive and start taking action on how to correct. Please get in touch in case you need further assistance. Thanks
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SLE, Fellowship In Diabetology, Diploma In Psychology Mental Health And Illness, PLAB (MANCHESTOR, UK), FAGE, MBBS
General Physician, Bangalore
CAN PATIENTS WHO HAVE DIABETES MELLITUS AND HYPERTENSION STOP TAKING THEIR MEDICATIONS WHEN DIABETES AND HYPERTENSION IS UNDER CONTROL. CAN ALTERNATIVE SYSTEMS OF MEDICINE OTHER THAN ALLOPATHY BE HELPFUL?

This is a question that is asked very often. Both these condition Hypertension and Diabetes are not like cold or fever where we take medications and stop them when it subsides. They are not diseases but rather conditions that develop in the body. By conditions i mean that they can be controlled but never really eliminated. The means of controlling is by medications. There are some exceptions such as obesity high grade and pregnancy where in diabetes and hypertension occur but are lost once significant weight is reduced or after child is delivered. However, otherwise they go out of control if medication is not taken after the condition is under control especially during periods of stress and excessive eating. Even in obesity and pregnancy the drugs are only stopped under medical supervision and monitoring periodically (weekly or biweekly) and it is never advisabale for patients to stop medications on their own.

Many people think at least for once if they can eliminate all allopathic medicines and try some other form of treatment from another system of medicine to get rid of diabetes and hypertension completely. If this was possible then there would be a documented or known case of such a thing happening but unfortunately there is none. Therefore do not stop or discontinue medications without medical supervision and periodic monitoring of both conditions or else it may have serious consequences.

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My mother has diabetes problem and sometimes the problem with stomach. Is diabetes is related with stomach? Advise some precautions and food diet taken in diabetes.

Practical Course in Diabetology, POST GRADUATE COURSE IN DIABETOLOGY, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Srinagar
My mother has diabetes problem and sometimes the problem with stomach. Is diabetes is related with stomach? Advise so...
Avoid sugar, junk food, fried food and fruit juices. Exercise regularly and take medicene perscribed by your doctor regularly.
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I have diabetes for the last 4-5 years. I have been on and off taking insulin novarapid(24-18-0) and limtas (30) and some tablets like eritel, prothardin, if I do not take these after 2-3 months I feel breathless is this the reason or is there some other reason.

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
What is your hbaic and hemoglobin. Is it prothiodone. If yes, then it as used as anti depressant and also in dm for decreasing leg pain. In my opinion you should also take novarapid before dinner. By your history breathless is due to an.
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Role of Homeopathy In Diabetes

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Role of Homeopathy In Diabetes

Diabetes or diabetes mellitus is referred to as a group of disorders that are characterized by a high blood sugar level. Diabetes mellitus occurs when the secretion of insulin (a pancreatic hormone responsible for converting the sugar from consumed foods into energy) is insufficient or the body cells do not properly respond to insulin. Insufficient secretion of insulin causes glucose formation in the bloodstream and mixes with the urine.

The psychological factors responsible for Diabetes Mellitus. In majority (not all), this disease originates with some recent stress in life. This disease is an epidemic in late thirties till fifties. In this age, a person is productive in his profession and most of the time there are job or financial issues that play a very vital role in generating stress and hence Diabetes.

Mostly, in my practice patients reported, before developing Diabetes, a recent financial loss or strain, love disappointment, a betrayal, or fear of loosing a job etc., sedentary habits, diet and genetic factors are secondary. Homeopathy keep such things in account before prescribing and in many cases Diabetes is irreversible. Thers is a vast field of diabetic complications where Homeopathy has a lot to offer. One of them is diabetic neuropathy. For example pain in soles, nerves, lack of energy, sexual dysfunction, mood disorders, diabetic ulcer etc.

Homeopathy For Diabetes

In homeopathy, the main focus is on functioning of the pancreas in efficient insulin production. There are specific medicines which are used effectively in the treatment of all the stages of the diseases.

Homeopathic treatment can help improve the general health of a person with diabetes:

If a person with diabetes is in good health, his or her insulin requirements will be steady and the blood glucose well controlled at the same time.  Homeopaths resort to different approaches towards diabetes Management of Blood Sugar. First is when the blood sugar level is very high, the priority is to control it and there are homeopathic remedies that could reduce the sugar.

Homeopathy regards health as a state of balancing the equilibrium of the life force. Whatever treatment is taken it’s always advisable to be in regular touch with the doctor and keep sharing the health status with the doctor. The homeopathic preparations useful for diabetes are as follows:

  1. Phosphoric acid: Useful remedy for diabetes with the symptoms of recurrent physical or mental exhaustion, loss of memory and numbness in the feet.

  2. Abroma Augusta: This homeopathic preparation is useful for diabetics who show the symptoms of polyuria, an increased sensation of hunger and weakness in the muscles.

  3. Syzygium Jambolanum: Useful in reducing the blood sugar level quickly and effectively. This homeopathic preparation is also useful to cure diabetics with the symptoms of polyuria, increased sensation of thirst and long-term ulcers.

  4. Gymnema Sylvestre: This Homeopathic preparation acts as a useful remedy for diabetics who are experiencing the symptoms of weight loss with a severe lack in energy levels.

  5. Uranium Nitricum: This homeopathic preparation is a useful cure for diabetes with the symptoms of depression, nausea, irregular urination, severe pain in the back, delayed menstrual periods in women, significant pain in the head and dry skin. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a homeopath.

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My father 66 years diabetic patient his sugar level in fasting is 97 mg/dl. But after 2-3 hrs of meal shoots up to 340 mg/dl. Any specific reasons behind? He is taking diabetic medicines properly. Can you pls suggest some medicines to control.

Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
General Physician, Warangal
My father 66 years diabetic patient his sugar level in fasting is 97 mg/dl. But after 2-3 hrs of meal shoots up to 34...
maintain ibw take balance d diet avoid sugary items fat food lead stress free life take plenty vegetables and fruits in 2 / 3 servings take high fibre low calorie food consult with report s
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MD - Internal Medicine, CCMD(Diabetology), PG Course in Diabetology
Diabetologist, Dehradun
Diabetic patients if complaints of following complaints-trembling, sweating, tiredness, difficulty in concentration, hunger then he or she may have a episode of'low blood sugar, check sugar immediately. And consult doctor.
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I lost my weights. Dnt know y. Feeling sick from .It can be diebatics. How can I check this

SENIOR RESIDENCY-ENDOCRINOLOGY, FELLOWSHIP IN DIABETES AND ENDOCRINOLOGY, MD, MEDICINE
Endocrinologist, Bangalore
FBS and HbA1c, if ur fasting is between 100- 125 u ned to do a 75gOGTT, if FBS is more than 126 that means u r diabetic.
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I am 58 years old. I have an erection problem last one year. I am diabetic and hyper. Taking med regularly. Hb1c is 6.8. Please guide me to improve.

MBBS
Physiotherapist, Dhanbad
I am 58 years old. I have an erection problem last one year. I am diabetic and hyper. Taking med regularly. Hb1c is 6...
Hi do not ire cat advise some very good medicine or suggestion for hp how to enhans naturaly, you should take one gass bit juice or pappya jiuce one glass more than one week hope your hb ultemetlly improove, also for hypertention adlate but befor take medicine get opinion your doctor, take this medecian empty stomach once a day ok
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My Father is suffered from diabetes. He has problem every day in any part of body. I want to help. Please tell me what to do?

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
My Father is suffered from diabetes. He has problem every day in any part of body. I want to help. Please tell me wha...
you can go for following remedy it will help you Natural home remedy using cinnamon powder: 1. Boil 1 L of water 2. Let it simmer for 20 min on low flame 3. While simmering, add 3 tsp of cinnamon powder 4. Strain the mixture 5. Drink entire amount of this water everyday surely you will get results, if it dosent work then you must consult ayurvedic doctor.
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I am a diabetic taking Glyciphage-500 mg. yesterday I undergone lipid and HbA1c tests. The levels are as follows. 1) HbA1c-6.00% 2) S. Cholesterol -201 mgs/dl 3) S. Triglycerides-140 mgs/dl 4) HDL-36 mgs/dl 5) LDL-137 mgs/dl 6) VLDL-28 mgs/dl shall I start medicines for Cholesterol or any tips to control these levels. Since last two year these levels are maintained. Regards

M. Sc. Foods, Nutrition & Dietetics, B.Sc-Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Visakhapatnam
I am a diabetic taking Glyciphage-500 mg. yesterday I undergone lipid and HbA1c tests. The levels are as follows.
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Dear , your hba1c is quite good, but your hdl is low, s. Cholesterol is little high, for this try to include lot of omega 3 fatty rich foods like flaxseed, melon seeds, fish, wall nuts. Also follow a high fibre, and good protein diet with multi grains instead of processed foods.
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