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Dr. Rajiv Kovil

Endocrinologist, Mumbai

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Dr. Rajiv Kovil Endocrinologist, Mumbai
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Dr. Rajiv Kovil is a renowned Endocrinologist in Mumbai, Mumbai. You can consult Dr. Rajiv Kovil at Dr. Kovil's Diabetes Care Centre in Mumbai, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Rajiv Kovil on Lybrate.com.

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Diagnosed as diabetes [DM2] on 21st April 2016. My age is 45 years. FBS: 297 & PPBS: 342 & HBA1C: 10.4 After regular walk for one hour daily with diet control and without medication the counts on 7th June 2016 were FBS: 94 & PPBS: 178. Can I continue this method without any medicine? Is it curable? Is there any medicine for permanent cure in allopathy or homeopathy or ayurveda? Please suggest me.

MBBS, MD, FAIIDR
Diabetologist, Vadodara
Diagnosed as diabetes [DM2] on 21st April 2016. My age is 45 years. FBS: 297 & PPBS: 342 & HBA1C: 10.4 After regular ...
With lifestyle modification, regular exercise and proper diet, in 30% of cases diabetes can be controlled without any medicines. There is no cure available for diabetes in allopathy. You should continue with lifestyle which you are following now. Check your hba1c also every 3 months to know about your overall sugar control level.
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I am 46 yrs old and have diabetes type 2. Pp 220 and GBzs 98. What is thr prevention?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda,
I am 46 yrs old and  have diabetes type 2. Pp 220 and GBzs 98. What is thr prevention?
Yes. *practice daily morning walk *practice yogas and pranayamas *avoid smoking and alcohol consumption. *Go for ayurvedic medicines.
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I am 57 years male, overweight pure veg, teetotaler, suffering from acute pain due to higher uric acid 6 .I am taking febutax 80 in morning and one movizox. But for two day I am not getting good result. Pls guide.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am 57 years male, overweight pure veg, teetotaler, suffering from acute pain due to higher uric acid 6 .I am taking...
Mr. lybrate-user, Uric acid 6.1 mg is a normal level. That is unlikely to be the cause for joint pains. Main reason for joint problem is your weight. There is no reason to take Febutax as uric acid is not high at all. Mobizox is antiinflammatory analgesic plus muscle relaxant, should be taken occasionally. Only way to overcome joint pain problem is to make a sincere effort to reduce weight. Even if yu reduce by 5 to 8% it will give a lot of relief. That is possible by strict diet control and daily walking for at least 1 hour. There is no other alternative. Or else you have to look at bariatric surgery, which can reduce weight fairly rapidly. Thanks.
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I have checked hba1c is 6.7 / 140 .n ogtt glucose test is fbs 98/ 1 hour after 75 GM glucose is 169/ 2 hours is 179/ n 3 hours is 128 so I want to know m I diabetic .pls reply.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I have checked hba1c is 6.7 / 140 .n ogtt glucose test is fbs 98/ 1 hour after 75 GM glucose is 169/ 2 hours is 179/ ...
Hello, OGTT results show that there is pre-daibetic state. However, HbA1c% of 6.7 shows presence of diabetes. You may adapt a modified lifestyle like doing regular exercise of 1 hour a day, taking restricted diet, avoiding sweets, deep fried foods, junk foods, pastries and bakery items. Plus refrain from alcohol and smoking. Maintain near normal weight, that should help you to be free from diabetes. Thanks.
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I am 60 years old suffering from daibetic problem range 115 to 135 fasting suggest me best diet chart I am pure vegitarion I am taking 1gm glaycomet tab. Daily thanks

BAMS
General Physician, Delhi
Take bitter products like garlic, jeera, ginger, ajwain, kasuri methi as part of diet. Mash karela as part of gravy in soupy vegitables. For further information click private.
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My bp is 130/80 doctor take me medicine stamlo 2.5 mg for last 2 month before I take medicine my bp is 150/90 so, can I stop my medicine ,my thyroid ,2d, stress test report is normal. Please give me suggestion.

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine), Certified in Evidence Based Diabetes Management, MNAMS
Internal Medicine Specialist, Kolkata
My bp is 130/80 doctor take me medicine stamlo 2.5 mg for last 2 month before I take medicine my bp is 150/90 so, can...
Thank you for the query. Prior to starting your medication (stamlo 2.5 mg) your bp was 150/90 mm of hg. The present control of bp is probably due to your medication. If you stop it there may be a sudden shoot up. It is important to reduce your oral salt intake. Please consult your physician before taking any decision to stop the drug. Even if the medicine is stopped, your bp must be monitored to look for any rise. Regards.
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I am 23 years girl n suffering from thyroid since 1 year. I. My weight is decreasing day by day even there is hair fall problem. please suggest me how to maintain against it.

MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Aurangabad
I am 23 years girl n suffering from thyroid since 1 year. I. My weight is decreasing day by day even there is hair fa...
Hair fall is due to many reasons now a day it is common due to stress and busy life check your haemoglobin level if less then take hamatinic any multinational company take proper diet (dal vegetables sprouts fruits) and do exercise minimum 15 min if possibles do yoga for 10 min increase water intake minimum 3 to 4 litres per day also take homoeo medicines homoeo medicines are known for to stop hair fall and it actually happens phosphrus 30 (30 no glouble) 2 tds x 2 weeks and reply also comb your hair gently and 2/3 time per day wash with homoeopathic shampoo (sbl or any company) twice a week preaper oil by mixing arnica montana q 30 ml + any regular hair oil and apply before wash
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I have undergone blood sugar test and fbs is 190 and my. Ppbs showing 223 mg/dl. My age is 24 year. What would be the treatment option. And my parents are diabetic.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I have undergone blood sugar test and fbs is 190 and my. Ppbs showing 223 mg/dl. My age is 24 year. What would be the...
Your blood sugar levels clearly show that you have developed t2dm, at a much earlier age. It would be better if you start treatment with insulin for first few months and control it better, later you can be shifted on to oral anti diabetics. The reason I am saying this is the glucotoxicity that harms the beta cells of pancreas can be better controlled and there is good possibility that beta cell activity revives rapidly with this treatment. Later insulin can be withdrawn and oral drugs can be substituted. Because of your younger age you have to be very careful in getting the sugar levels in good control. For any help you are welcome to ask me.
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I am diabetic since 15 years and controlling/managing with medicines. Now I am having severe burning sensation in my feet. Please let me the reasons? whether this is due to any side effects of medicine (metformin) or other reasons like vitamin deficiency. How to treat this ?

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
This may be due to vit deficiency. Kindly consult privately for personalised assessment and management.
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I am 61 years diabetic as well as having bp. Have got boils on lower part of feet and walking becomes difficult. Also find difficulty in locating feet in chappals. Advise remedy ?

MD-Ayurveda, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Ahmednagar
You have got complication of dm known as diabetic neuropathy. Very difficult to treat. We have medicines that may recover you. Consult if possible.
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My uncle is 50 years old. He is suffering from knee pain often. And he is having diabetes I think so. What to do?

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
My uncle is 50 years old. He is suffering from knee pain often. And he is having diabetes I think so. What to do?
Core strengthening exercise- straight leg raised with toes turned outward, repeat 10 times, twice a day. Hams stretching- lie straight, take the leg up, pull the feet towards yourself, with a elastic tube or normal belt. Repeat 10 times, twice a day. Quadriceps exercises- lie straight, make a towel role and put it under the knee, press the keen against the role, hold it for 20 secs. Repeat 20 times twice a day. This will help relieve some pain.
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How to reduce risk of diabetes ?

CCEDM(DIABETES), MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician,
How to reduce risk of diabetes ?
Following are the tips to prevent onset/or control diabetes 1-Losing Extra Weight:-The most significant thing which can make a big difference to your health is to lose your extra weight. This will not only lower your blood pressure but also helps lowering your cholesterol too. For woman: waist of 80 cm or more & for man: waist of 90 cm or more are at risk 2- Constant and regular food timings :-the timings at which you have your meals should be set fixed and at regular intervals each day. This will considerably improve your metabolic activity and helps reducing your weight. 3- Split your meals and eating in moderate amount:-Splitting your meals into 3-4 times per day (including snacks)and eating in fair and consistent amount , improves your metabolic rate as the food u take is not concentrated at one time. 4- No long Gaps and skipping of meals:-There should be no long gaps between meals. Never miss out breakfast. 5- No overeating:-Never eat in a bulk on one time .Try to have moderate amount of food each time u eat. It will help maintain your blood sugar at a healthy level and won’t let it to fluctuate. Remember to eat your food slowly, chew well. 6- Proper Exercise and work outs:-Exercise is very important and a fast way to trim down calories, extra weight and controlling glucose level. Brisk walking for 30 min. atleast five times a week is the best and easiest way of exercising. You can also try Cycling, swimming, dancing. Timings for exercise should be fixed and regular. Avoid heavy exercise. Do not eat right away after a workout . 7-constant and regular timings for medication 8-Avoid fried foods and meat: Limit fats and sweets. Rather choose a variety of foods including whole grains, fresh vegetables, salads, fruits, low fat dairy products. 9- Take high-fibre and complex carbohydrates:-like oats as they are easily broken down to basic sugars. Add whole grain foods in your diet. Avoid carbohydrates like white bread, pasta, pizza , candies, and snacks .Instead include high-fiber carbohydrates like wheat bran, flaxseed and methi seeds to your wheat flour. This will increase fibre in your diet. 10-Drink enough fluids:-Keep your body well hydrated. Drink a lot of water that will help flush the toxins off your system. 11.Fresh vegetables and fruits:- gives essential benefits as these contain a lot of vital minerals as well as nutrients .Include sprouts in the diet as they are easily digestible and a rich source of nutrients. 12- Avoid excess salt:-in form of pickles/papads etc. 1 tsp(5 gm)is sufficient for a healthy hypertensive individual. 13-Avoid alcohol consumption:-Alcohols such as beer and wine contains large amount of calories. choose sugar-free drink. 14- dairy products :-Dairy products are high on fat content such as cheese, curd, milk etc. So instead consume skimmed milk products , low fat cheese, yogurt (curd) etc. Do not have more than two cups of tea or coffee every day. Try green tea instead.
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How often a diebetic person can eat rice and I have some problem with my skin from past 1 yr, something like brown dots are appearing. What exactly the problem is?

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Ayurveda, Gulbarga
How often a diebetic person can eat rice and I have some problem with my skin from past 1 yr, something like brown do...
Dieting of rice but now a days available in market for rice for daibetic patients its good for health and if you want to eat brown rice is also best.
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My diabetes is very high how could I maintain.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda,
My diabetes is very high how could I maintain.
Yes. Continue your diabetes medicines practice yogas and pranayamas practice morning walk daily drink plenty of water rice bran oil for cocking cap green rich cap omegarich madhunil churna tab aarogyavardhini vati jambhul churna avoid day time sleep no substitute for above medicines
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11 Good Shortcuts Towards Avoiding Diabetes Complications

MD - Alternative Medicine
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
11 Good Shortcuts Towards Avoiding Diabetes Complications

Diabetes occurs in all age groups, right from infants to the elderly. The greatest incidence of occurrences happen in the middle or older aged people. 80-85% cases belong to people of 45 years of age or older. Whatever be your age, there are a few lifestyle changes that ensure that you stay free of any complications.

1. Select Your Carbs Carefully - Choose carbohydrates that break down in the body slowly, providing steady energy. Reach for whole grains, beans, nuts, and fresh vegetables and fruits. Yes, you can eat fruit even though it's sweet. It's about eating the right amounts of carbohydrates at each meal.

2. Lose Weight - It'll help lower your blood sugar and improve your blood pressure and blood fats. You'll also have more energy. To begin with, try cutting excess fat, sugar, and calories from your diet.

3. Get Enough Sleep - Getting too much or too little sleep can increase your appetite and cravings for high-carb foods. That can lead to weight gain, increasing your risk for complications such as heart disease. Go for 7 or 8 hours of sleep every night. If you have sleep apnea, treating it can improve your sleep and lower your blood sugar levels.

4. Check Your Blood Sugar Periodically - Keep a track of your sugar levels can help you avoid diabetes complications, like nerve pain, or keep them from getting worse. Checking it can also help you see how foods and activities affect you, Your doctor can help you set a target glucose level range. The closer you get to your target, the better you'll feel.

5. Manage the Stress Effectively - Stress can cause your blood glucose levels to rise. Get rid of whatever physical or mental stress you have. Relaxation techniques such as breathing exercises, yoga, and meditation may be effective to control type 2 diabetes.

6. Salt - Reduce the salt in your diet. It may help lower blood pressure and protect your kidneys. Not salting the food on your plate may not be enough.

Adults age 51 and older, and individuals with high blood pressure, diabetes, or chronic kidney disease should talk with their doctor about how much to reduce their sodium intake. In general, people with diabetes should decrease to less than 2,300 mgs per day, however, your doctor may recommend lower amounts.

7. Remove the Risk of Heart Disease - Heart disease can be a serious diabetes complication. Keep an eye on your risk by getting these ABCs checked:

A1C level. This is a measure of your average blood sugar control for the last 2-3 months. You may need it checked two or more times a year. Talk to your doctor about setting a goal.

Blood pressure. Goal: below 140/80 mm Hg.
Cholesterol. Goal: LDL to 100 mg/d or less; HDL above 40 mg/dl in men and greater than 50 in women; and triglycerides below 150 mg/dl.

8. Take Care of Cuts and Wounds - Diabetes raises your risk of infection and slows healing, so treat even simple cuts and scrapes quickly. Properly clean your wound and use an antibiotic cream and sterile bandage. See a doctor if it's not better in a few days. Check your feet every day for blisters, cuts, sores, redness, or swelling. Moisturize them to prevent cracks.

9. Mind Your Smoking Habit - People with diabetes who smoke are two times more likely to die prematurely than those who don't. Quitting helps your heart and lungs. It lowers your blood pressure and risk of stroke, heart attack, nerve damage, and kidney disease.

10. Get Your Diet Right! - Here's what is ideal:

  • Upon Waking : Bitter Gourd (karela) juice, and a glass of lukewarm water with half a freshly - squeezed lime.
  • Breakfast: Any fresh fruit with the exception of bananas. A small quantity of wholemeal bread with butter and fresh milk.
  • Lunch: A bowl of freshly prepared steamed vegetable, one or two whole wheat chapattis, and a glass of buttermilk.
  • Mid-afternoon: A glass of fresh fruit or vegetable juice
  • Dinner: A large bowl of raw vegetable salad, with lime juice dressing, sprouted mung beans, and cottage cheese.
  • Bedtime snack: A glass of fresh milk or fresh fruit

11. Doctor Visits - Expect to see your doctor two to four times a year. If you take insulin or need help balancing your blood sugar levels, you may need to visit more often. Also, get a yearly physical and eye exam. You should be screened for eye, nerve, and kidney damage, and other complications. See a dentist twice a year.

Other Measures:

  • Exercise and yogic asanas. And Meditation
  • Body massage and steam bath once a week
  • Hot fomentation to lower back.

And be sure to tell all healthcare providers that you have diabetes.

'Consult'.

Related Tip: What complications are associated with diabetes?

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I frequently drink water and do urine can it be the symptoms of diabetes and should I do to avoid diabetes if so.

Fellowship in Diabetes, MD Physician
General Physician, Ahmedabad
I frequently drink water and do urine can it be the symptoms of diabetes and should I do to avoid diabetes if so.
You don't need to worry about the diabetes unless n untill you get it confirmed. For that get an hba1c report done which will confirm your sugar status and will let you know whether you are in diabetic, pre-diabetic or non-diabetic range. You may get back once the report is done and do let me know if you have any other symptoms apart from frequency of urine and thirst. Thanks.
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I am suffering from diabetes from 5 years I ate so many medicine but not controlled now my ppp 380mg and fasting 290 mg my age is 38 years male. please help to control diabetes.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Ghaziabad
I am suffering from diabetes from 5 years I ate so many medicine but not controlled now my ppp 380mg and fasting 290 ...
Hi Mr. Lybrate-user, taking only medicines is not the solution towards controlling your sugar levels. For controlling your diabetes you have to follow proper diet, do some brisk walk along with medicines. These all 3 will work together and you will get to kwow how fit you can be. Controlling diabetes are important as fluctuations of sugar levels can cause many other problems also like heart problems, kidney disorder, etc. You need to follow a proper diet plan so that your sugar levels will be in normal range. There are some general guidelines you must follow till you consult for your own diet chart. 1. Avoid sugars. 2. Avoid simple carbohydrates like maida and its products, white rice etc 3. Have complex carbohydrates like whole wheat flour chapatis, oats, dalia, brown rice etc. 4. Avoid banana, chiku, mango, grapes. 5. Avoid fruits juices. 6. Avoid potatoes, sweet potato, arbi. 7. Have more salads and other vegetables. 8. Have small and frequent meals.
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Mam/sir. I am anxious to conceive, but my tsh level is high. How to maintain my tsh level normal throughout my life and how to get pregnant early through medicine? but I am not conceiving what should I do?

DGO, MD, MRCOG, CCST, Accredation in Colposcopy
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
Mam/sir. I am anxious to conceive, but my tsh level is high. How to maintain my tsh level normal throughout my life a...
If your tsh level is high inspite of being on thyroxine you need to up the dose. Then recheck the tsh and t3 t4 levels in two months to see if that is the right dosage for you. Also start taking folic acid supplements. Only then you should try for a pregnancy.
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When to go for uric acid test, suffering from muscles pain since 6 months, What are symptoms of increased uric acid levels in body?

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General Physician,
When to go for uric acid test, suffering from muscles pain since 6 months, What are symptoms of increased uric acid l...
Muscle pain may not be be uric acid and increase in uric acid causes Gout. Also called "gouty arthritis," gout is a painful form of arthritis caused by too much uric acid in the body. The painful flare-ups may be concentrated in the big toe (a symptom known as podagra), as well as swelling and pain in the ankles, knees, feet, wrists or elbows
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