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Dr. Piya Ballani Thakkar

Endocrinologist, Mumbai

Dr. Piya Ballani Thakkar Endocrinologist, Mumbai
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I am 35 years old and I am suffering from thyroid. Because of which I have gained extra weight and and spondilytis since few months because of which I cannot sit in a constant position for a long time. Doctors have adviced that both the diseases are not curable completely. Kindly suggest me what to do?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
You just go for homoeopathic treatment and I assure you that you will feel much better thyrol dropss (allen) 10 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times a day thyroidinum 3x (dr. Wilmar schwabe german) chew 2 tab twice daily spondyaid drops (bazkson) 20 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times a day a difference of minimum 15 minutes between 2 homoeo medicines to be maintained. Report after 2 months.
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I have thyroid, Is there anyway to eradicate this disease. Right now I'm taking ELTROXIN-25 mcg daily. Please suggest what should I do? Should I go for homeopathy or ayurveda.

CCEBDM, PG Diploma In Clinical cardiology, MBBS
Cardiologist, Ghaziabad
Cont taking med what is tsh level? no cabbage, broccoli, no radish, mustard, turnip, soya, no fatty / fast / spicy / processed food. Less tea / coffee. Take more water intimate tsh for more advice.
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I am 49 years old. 62 yrs weight. 5' 6" height. Glucose fasting 105 mg, glucose post prandial. 118 mg, hdl colestrol. 42 mg, ldl. 131 mg, vldl. 25 mg, triglycendes. 123mg, creatine 1.2 mg. Light gastric problem. Please inform my health condition. With the above reasons, if any problem to my health condition in future? if so please inform precautionary measures prevent

Diploma in Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Secunderabad
I am 49 years old. 62 yrs weight. 5' 6" height. Glucose fasting 105 mg, glucose post prandial. 118 mg, hdl colestrol....
Hello , your above reports shows a good condition. Little bit you need to take care about your colrestrol level. Pls follow the same diet you are doing now and try to add omega-3 and protein supplements to your diet. Have a nice day.
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I am 38. I have a thyroid related problem called'goiter' Is there any treatment for removal of goiter? Please suggest me.

CCMTD, CCEBDM, C.Diabetology, American Diabetes Association, DOMS, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
I am 38.  I have a thyroid related problem called'goiter' Is there any treatment for removal of goiter?  Please sugge...
Yes there is treatment of thyroid depends on many factors. You need to provide detail information about your medical history in order to suggest you further.
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I am suffering from hypothyroidism since 5 years, and I am confused too any extent. Ayurveda doctors say it is completely curable, and I will be fine whereas Allopathic or general docs. Say that its not curable, I have to take medicine for life time. I am in big dilemma, please guide.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am suffering from hypothyroidism since 5 years, and I am confused too any extent.
Ayurveda doctors say it is comple...
Mr. lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. I am speaking from the world wide data on the disease and its treatment. Hypothroidism is a deficiency disease. Thyroxie hormone which is produced by our thyroid gland is not being produced either enough or nil. This leads pititary to produce more of TSH to try and stimulate thyroid gland. But it is unable to produce. So in hypothyroidism you get high TSh value and low T4 and T3 hormones. Both these are essential for day to day functioning of our body. So they need to be supplemented from outside. If not done then the person will have swelling of face, legs and feet, weight gain, intolerance to cold, slow heart rate, muscle and joint pains, irregular menstruation in females, plus infertility, anxiety, depression, dry skin, dry hair and hair fall. If still no treatment is given there can be serious complications called as myxedema coma. In chidren hypothyroidism leads to lack of intelligence an less IQ. The only treatment world wide is taking adequate dose of levothyroxine which is a synthetic form of hormone. Unfortunately there is no cure for this condition like for diabetes. But if yu do not want to believe, it is fine. There is no need to get confused. Follow one of the line of thinking. If you want to believe Ayurvedic doctors and stop the medication and try out that medicine, please do. Good luck to you. Thanks.
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Interesting Ayurvedic Remedies for Diabetes

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), PG Dip Panchakarma, PG Dip Ksharsutra for piles,pilonidal sinus and fistula management , Post Graduate Diploma In Hospital Administration (PGDHA), Certificate in Diabetes update
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
Interesting Ayurvedic Remedies for Diabetes

The occurrence of diabetes is expanding step by step. Being a silent executioner, it is attacking the youthful generation subtly that builds the weight of exchequer on the general population. Individuals, who are taking cutting edge medicines for diabetes treatment, prompting to searching of option arrangement of medicine where Ayurveda has more prominent application and significance. Ayurveda treats diabetes through diet, drugs, exercise and panchakarma.

Reasons for diabetes

  1. Deficiency of exercise
  2. Diet expanding kapha dosha, for example, fats, sugar, rice, potatoes
  3. Mental stress and strain
  4. Over the top sleep

Straightforward Ayurvedic cure for diabetes

  1. Bitter Gourd Juice: Juice of Karela (30 ml) might be gone up against discharge stomach day by day in the early morning. It is considered as one the best remedies for diabetes. Pulverize the bitter melon into a grinder in the wake of isolating its seeds. Tad bit of water may likewise be included. Strainer this to have juice.
  2. Methi Seeds: Fenugreek seeds or its mix with ayurvedic herbs are helpful remedy to decrease the signs and symptoms of diabetes. Absorbed fenugreek seeds warm water overnight took after by biting it in the morning.
  3. Triphala: Triphala alongside different fixings are helpful in bringing down the sugar levels in blood. The decoction of a balance of base of Triphala, barberry, moth (20ml) and colocynth might be brought with turmeric powder (4gm) twice per day.
  4. Amla: The juice of Amla (Embelica officinalis) (20 ml) twice per day is useful for diabetic patient. The powder of Amla fruit may likewise be taken twice every day.
  5. Aloe Vera and ground sound leaf: The blend of turmeric (1/2 tbsp), ground sound leaf (1/2 tbsp), and aloe vera gel (1 tbsp) if taken twice every prior day lunch and supper, is useful to control sugar in blood along these lines successful for the issue.
  6. Cinnamon powder: This is one of the essential regular home remedies. Step by step instructions to plan: First take one liter of drinkable water. Include 3-4 tbsp of cinnamon powder and warmth it for 20 minutes. Strain the blend and made it cool. Drink it consistently.
  7. Diet: Use Varee, barly, Kulittha, Mung, old rice, Chickpeas, bitter gourd, dudhee gourd, Dodaka, in diet. Incorporate 'Tikta ras' things in diet. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an ayurveda.
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I have irregular menstrual cycle My weight has gone high doctor said I have cyst Low thyroid Pls give some suggestions to get regular menstrual cycle and to reduce weight .

DGO, MD, MRCOG, CCST, Accredation in Colposcopy
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
I have irregular menstrual cycle
My weight has gone high
doctor said I have cyst Low thyroid
Pls give some suggestion...
I would suggest you join a gym to train for regular aerobic exercises .Also stop taking high calorie, oily and junk foods as well as chocolates and sweets.
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I am diabetic patient, what kind of diet I will take and what kind of exercise I will do for better result.

PGDD, RD, Bachelor of Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I am diabetic patient, what kind of diet I will take and what kind of exercise I will do for better result.
For a diabetic it is best advised to have a diet planned as per the sugar levels, lifestyle and history. Though you can follow some guidelines - have small frequent meals. Do not fast for long hours. Avoid a very heavy meal at one time. Avoid fruit juices, aerated drinks or sugarcane juice, honey, jaggery or sugar. Avoid junk foods. Exercise and stay active. Do not attempt to try out too many remedies as you could go into hypoglycaemia. Sleep well. It's all a matter of discipline.
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I am a 39 year old diabetic, my diabties is generally under control but some times my fasting goes up to 165 where as pp is mostly normal I am taking glycomet trio 2 twice a day, my bp also some times goes to 100 - 145, how should I proceed further.

Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
Dear, there are many things to consider for a diabetes control. Regular medications, diet control & exercise, mood swings, duration of diabetes. First you need to address these issues. If there is no problem with these then consult your diabetes doctor.
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I have hypothyroid and I am suffering from alopecia. A small path has appeared on the middle of my head and i'm suffering from huge hairfall, around 200-300 strands a day and almost 500 on day of head wash. Plse help me. I have lost 3/4th of my hair volume.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I have hypothyroid and I am suffering from alopecia. A small path has appeared on the middle of my head and i'm suffe...
Hello, Alopecia areata is a type of hair loss that occurs when your immune system mistakenly attacks hair follicles , which is where hair growth begins. Alopecia areata usually begins when clumps of hair fall out, resulting in totally smooth, round hairless patches on the scalp. In some cases the hair may become thinner without noticeable patches of baldness, or it may grow and break off, leaving short stubs (called "exclamation point" hair). In rare cases, complete loss of scalp hair and body hair occurs. The hair loss often comes and goes-hair will grow back over several months in one area but will fall out in another area. You are more likely to have permanent hair loss if you: Have a family history of the condition. Have the condition at a young age (before puberty) or for longer than 1 year. Have another autoimmune disease. Are prone to allergies (atopy). Have extensive hair loss. Have abnormal color, shape, texture, or thickness of the fingernails or toenails. Medication: Take homoeopathic medication which is safe to take and you will start getting the results within few days to few months - Acid Fluor. 200 to be taken twice a day daily for 1month. Revert back for further guidance. d Home Remedies: -Lavender - an essential oil, since it is so powerful, should be diluted into a base oil before being applied, such as almond or coconut oil. Other essential oils, including peppermint, sage, and rosemary oils can also be used on the scalp to stimulate blood flow to the scalp, thereby causing hair follicles to hear or even begin growing hair again. -One of the healthiest ways to reduce the effects of Alopecia areata is to eat as much vitamin C as possible, which is found in citrus fruits and green leafy vegetables. For hypothyroidism: If you are suffering from chronic and high grade thyroid dysfunction or autoimmune thyroid disease, in all these cases whether you take allopathic or homoeopathic or any other mode of treatment, it would maintain your thyroid function. Do practice yoga along with these medicines. Yoga-Poses: Kalapbhati: This is a very effective form of pranayama. Sit down on the floor in a comfortable cross-legged position. Take a deep breath & then exhale quickly, while making a sound. Always remember while doing Kapalbhati – you have to forcefully and quickly exhale, but slowly and deeply inhale. Continue doing this for 10 times & then release. Ujjayi Pranayam: Sit down on the floor in a cross-legged straight position. Inhale slowly and deeply by both the nostrils. Try to make a hissing sound while you are sucking in the air. After that, stretch your inhale time for a while & then exhale as much as you can without giving any kind of pressure to your other body parts. This type of pranayama is very effective for those suffering from bronchitis, asthma & thyroid. Yoga Nidra (Corpse Pose) also works well in both hypo and hyperthyroidism in reducing stress and calming down. Foods to be avoided in Hypothyroidism: hypothyroidism causes skin to become dry. Once it is controlled with tsh levels becoming normal, most symptoms will disappear. Carrots and beet root are fine, can be eaten. Only cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, radish, mustard, peanuts, soy beans and soy containing products and coffee need to be avoided.
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I am 44 yrs old and diabitic last 8 yrs. My pp sugar level is approx 240. I have taken glizid m before breakfast and before dinner. But my sugar level is not in control. What can I do ?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
You add glyciphage 1 gm twice daily along with what you take now and let me know 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. 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.
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Hi, I am 29. I have extremely low T (250 ng/dL). TSH levels 5.3 I have erectile dysfunction for more than a year and I my hair have grown so thin that I look almost bald. I was on Aquaviron TRT (25 mg/ml) once a week for 3 months but that hardly changed anything. What do I do?

BHMS
Integrated Medicine Specialist, Delhi
Hi,
I am 29. I have extremely low T (250 ng/dL). TSH levels 5.3
I have erectile dysfunction for more than a year and ...
Low testosterone levels usually mean low sexual desire. Levels dip as men age; other causes include chronic disease, medications, and other drug use. Other hormones can play a role, too, such aslow levels of thyroid hormone or, rarely, high levels of prolactin, a hormone produced in a gland at the base of the brain. Homoepathic treatment increase sexual desire and cures erectile dysfunction without any side effects.
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I am 32 yrs old. I am suffering from diabetes last 2 yrs. I am taking metforming hydrochloride 500mg and glimipiride 2mg together after lunch. But my sugar levels in fasting is 136 to145.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bangalore
I am 32 yrs old. I am suffering from diabetes last 2 yrs. I am taking metforming hydrochloride 500mg and glimipiride ...
Hi follow diabetic diet use rice twice a week only in the afternoon, have methiseeds soaked in the water over nite in the empty stomach morning, do waliking for 30 mins a day 5 times a week, have early and lite dinner and devoid rice for dinner -before 8pm and take metformin 30mins before food.
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I am a diabetic since last year. I am too fat. I tried home medication but nothing worked. Prescribe some medicine for normal daily life.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Please mention your recent bsl reports and ongoing treatment and revert back to me for further assistance. Dr. Surbhi agrawal consultant physician and diabetologist and wellness expert
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Causes and Treatments of Hypertension

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition, M.Sc - Psychology, BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
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I am 30 yr old. Suffering from type 2 diabetics. M also planning for future. My fasting 120 & pp 170.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Your sugar levels are controlled but you are a young diabetic. Kindly consult privately for personalised assessment and advice. Dr. Surbhi agrawal consultant physician, diabetologist and wellness expert
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Hi My weight is more than 100 kg I am trying much to lose it is there any thyroid problem.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
Hi
My weight is more than 100 kg
I am trying much to lose it is there any thyroid problem.
Please follow the below recommendation for your condition: it is important for you to find the right kind of weight reduction method to get back into shape and never fall prey to diet pills and weight loss supplement advertisements that you come across on television channels and the internet. If you are able to combine a proper and healthy diet with an exercise regime, then this could be your passport to the fastest way to lose weight and that too naturally. The first and foremost thing that you should remember is that you should not skip meals or eat at irregular times in any weight loss plan. If you ever thought that skipping a meal or two an eating a hearty meal only once a day is never going to help in reducing your weight. Also, make sure that you set realistic weight loss target goals before beginning a weight loss program and try to achieve the set target. Always bear in mind that you can only stretch your body to a certain limit with rigorous exercise routines (30-45 minutes treadmill) and a well-balanced and healthy diet plan. For more tips do consult me privately on this.
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If a diabetic patient takes lots of depression, some times sugar level may reduce resulting in hypoglycemia. Is it good for health? In this condition, if the patient still keep on taking depression, what is the danger of hypoglycemia?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
If a diabetic patient takes lots of depression, some times sugar level may reduce resulting in hypoglycemia. Is it go...
Hello, Lybrate user, Hypoglycemia, can be a dangerous condition may happen in people with diabetes, on tkg too much medication, skipping meals, eating less than normal diet or exercising more than the capacity &, strength can result in low blood sugar. In this condition patient can go unconscious if hypoglycemia is not taken care of. Tk, care.
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I am 49 yr old male dm2 + htn since 10 yrs. Pressure normal 130/ 80 with medication repace 25mg + stamlo (amlodipine) 2.5mg and blood glucose control pp 120 with zoryl 1mg at the time of break fast but fasting readings vary between 6.5 - 7.5. I take metformin extended release 1000mg after supper. But the fasting readings never fall below 6.5. I am sports enthusiast and play badminton thrice a week at expert level. With exercise in the evening the reading tend to rise as my intake goes up. Please advise me any long acting glucose control medicine for 24 hrs control well within 5.8. My hb1ac has always been well below 7.0 mostly remains 6.5. If hb1ac readings are well with in the range can ignore the fasting readings or is it equally important to maintain the fasting reading below 5.8 to prevent cardiac issues later. I also take cholesterol lowering drug fibator - half tab to maintain my ldl well below 80. Should you need any further details please write to me. Last but not the least use of sulfonylurea antidiabetic drug in the morning some cause hypo close to lunch time. I am worried of the side effects of this drug in long term. Kindly advise me alternate if any to this. My staple food is rice with daal, curry and curds. Pure veg

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Looking at your details it appears your diabetes is in check. Slight high fasting is no problem. Nowadays hba1c level is looked at as guideline to assess control. You need not change anything. If pp levels go up can add voglibose 0.3 mg three times with each meal. Otherwise you are doing well. While playing if you feel levels are low always carry candy or gluco tabs.
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Presently my hba1c is 6.5, how I can bring it below 6, I have sugar from past 6 years.

MBBS
General Physician, Kolkata
Presently my hba1c is 6.5, how I can bring it below 6, I have sugar from past 6 years.
So. I should have to tell you that you r really in a strict diabetes control. We say diabetes if hba1c is more than 6.5. Hba1c reflects the status of diabetes for last 3 months. You are in good control. If you wanna reduce the level further then restrict your food habit. Avoid sweets. Cold drinks. And include exercises. Morning walk in your daily routine. And take proper dose anti diabetic drug.
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