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I am 68, type II diabetic, taking allopathy medicine for diabetes and cholesterol, blood thinning etc, need to know what are the ayurveda medicines I should to stop using allopathic ones as they dangerous side effects?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 68, type II diabetic, taking allopathy medicine for diabetes and cholesterol, blood thinning etc, need to know w...
high cholesterol can cause atherosclerotic heart disease or narrowed coronary arteries in the heart can cause the symptoms of angina, when theheart muscle is not provided with enough oxygen to function. Decreased blood supply to the brain may be due to narrowed small arteries in the brain or because the larger carotidarteries in the neck may become blocked. This can result in a transient ischmic attack or stroke. Peripheral artery disease describes gradual narrowing of the arteries that supply the legs. During exercise , if the legs do not get enough blood supply, they can develop pain , called claudication . Other arteries in the body may also be affected by plaque buildup causing them to narrow, including the mesenteric arteries to the intestine and the renal arteries to the kidney. Avoid fast foods,oily foods,junk foods,alcohol,smoking,fatty foods, non-veg.,avoid stress, take green veg., whole grain. Take anti cholesterol medicines .
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My fasting sugar is remaining in the range of 150 to 160 nowadays. Do I need medication or can I control it woth diet and walking /exercise?

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
You need medication along with diabetic diet and exercise. Feel free to consult further for detailed management. Dr surbhi agrawal consultant physician and diabetologist
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Sir, I am suffering from uric acid now my uric acid level is 6.7 how to control it.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
dear sir you can take tab. zyloric 100 mg once a day for regularly. tab. acetaminophen sos for pain.
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Three days back I have tested my blood in wellness a profile where my Average Blood Glucose is found to be 249. I have Chronic Pancreatitis. What are the medicines I have to take to reduce it. Please suggest me.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Pune
Three days back I have tested my blood in wellness a profile where my Average Blood Glucose is found to be 249. I hav...
Take mahasudarshan kadha 3-3 tsp twice in a day avoid oily nonveg fermented heavy food provide details in private chat for correction in diet and medications.
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Dear sir / madam. Recently I have taken thyroid test. In that report I got TSH is around 18.57 value. Kindly let me know is there issues on that very recently I have been operated for kidney stone removal.

PGP In Diabetologist, Fellowship in non-invasive Cardiology, MD - Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Delhi
Dear sir / madam. Recently I have taken thyroid test. In that report I got TSH is around 18.57 value. Kindly let me k...
You are having hypothyroidism and it is recommended that you consider taking thyroid medicine to correct that. Thyroid hormones are essential for the body metabolism and brain function. If deficiency is prolonged it can have wide range of problems from dry scaly skin to memory loss of brain. Consult with your doctor for treatment or contact me on lybrate. The kidney stones are not related to it. Try to drink plenty of water.
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How can i reduce my weight and sugar level in making the habit for eating sugar less tea but I like sugared tea. Please tell me.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
How can i reduce my weight and sugar level in making the habit for eating sugar less tea but I like sugared tea. Plea...
We need to control sugar levels with medication exercise and following a diabetic diet and for reducing your weight you have to exercise rigorously
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I am 35 old male. I had. diabetic 2. Lost 5 years. It normal in 4 years. My question is we cannot do sex more than 3 minutes. So which tablet suitable for me. Viagra, penegra. Or manforce. 50mg or100 mg. For long time. And also my wife is age 27. She asks she wants ladies Viagra. It any tablet is their in market for ladies.

MD-Dermatology, MBBS
Sexologist, Pune
I am 35 old male. I had. diabetic 2. Lost 5 years. It normal in 4 years. My question is we cannot do sex more than 3 ...
3 min is normal. Viagara has side effects. it stops working if you use it regularly. consult a sexologist, do not indulge in self medication.
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I am a 73 year old male diabettic type 2 ,can i eat bananas. Igf so how many in a day ?

MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Avoid banana,mango,chickoo,potato rice. You can take a small banana daily. Thanks Dr B M GUPTA BP SUGAR & THYROID CLINIC -DELHI
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I am 60 years old woman, my sugar test results are: fasting- 340 mg/dl, sugar PP- 510mg/dl. How serious is it? Shall I take insulin?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am 60 years old woman, my sugar test results are: fasting- 340 mg/dl, sugar PP- 510mg/dl. How serious is it? Shall ...
Mr. Lybrate-user, the sugar levels mentioned are really very high and serious. They suggest that she must have been having diabetes since a year or more. Immediate initiation of treatment is a must. It looks like insulin is needed, plus oral drugs also. In addition some necessary physical exercise and diet control also are required. She has to stop sweets completely, avoid aerated sweetened drinks like colas, deep fried foods, junk foods, pastries and high fat milk products. She should consume more of green leafy vegetables, salads and permitted fruits (100 g a day).
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My TSH is 10.5,I am taking 100 mcg thyronorm. Blood sample was collected in the morning before taking thyronorm. My body weight is 90 kg. Why is TSH not in control? Pls advice.

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
Endocrinologist, Delhi
My TSH is 10.5,I am taking 100 mcg thyronorm. Blood sample was collected in the morning before taking thyronorm. My b...
The dose of the thyroid medicine is always customised only on the basis of TSH report of the patient. The dose at which the TSH falls in the normal range is the suitable dose for the patient. There is no two ways about this. A doctor can only come to know about a suitable dose by supplementing a patient of hypothyroidism with incremental doses until TSH is controlled. In your case now, the logical thing to do is to increase the dose of Thyronorm medicine and wait until 3 weeks for next TSH report. If TSH in the follow up report is in the normal range then the dose will be continued as such and you may be assured that thyroid is now normal.
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Do I need to take insulin for the rest of my life as for the last 1 month my sugar level is under control.

MD - Diabetology, Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS), MBBS
Endocrinologist, Kochi
Do I need to take insulin for the rest of my life as for the last 1 month my sugar level is under control.
No. It is a common misconception that once you start insulin, you have to take it for the rest of your life. If you are a type 2 diabetic whose blood sugars are well controlled & you don't have any complications (eg: kidney disease), insulin can be stopped & oral medication may be started.
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Hi, I had blood test and report says Blood urea nitrogen is 7.8 mg/dl and uric acid is 2.1 mg. Dl. Can you please guide me on this? Thank, s Spoorthy.

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General Physician,
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I had blood test and report says Blood urea nitrogen is 7.8 mg/dl and uric acid is 2.1 mg. Dl. Can you please gui...
Results of the blood urea nitrogen test are measured in milligrams per deciliter (mg/dl) in the united states and in millimoles per liter (mmol/l) internationally. In general, around 7 to 20 mg/dl (2.5 to 7.1 mmol/l) is considered normal. Uric acid is a chemical created when the body breaks down substances called purines. Purines are found in some foods and drinks. These include liver, anchovies, mackerel, dried beans and peas, and beer. Most uric acid dissolves in blood and travels to the kidneys. Most of it is excreted (removed from your body) in your urine, or passes through your intestines to regulate" normal" levels. Normal uric acid levels are 2.4-6.0 mg/dl (female) and 3.4-7.0 mg/dl (male). Normal values will vary from laboratory to laboratory.
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Thyroid and Reproduction (Fertility, Sexual Function and Pregnancy)

MBBS (Gold Medalist, Hons), MS (Obst and Gynae- Gold Medalist), DNB (Obst and Gynae), Fellow- Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (ACOG, USA), FIAOG
Gynaecologist, Kolkata

Today 25th May is the World Thyroid Day. Thyroid disorders are one of the most common disorders of hormones in our body. Thyroid is a small gland situated in front of the neck and secretes hormones like thyroxine (T4) and tri-iodo-thyronine (T3). These hormones control various functions of our body like heart, blood pressure, digestion, metabolism, growth, blood formation, brain function etc. But one of the most important function is its association with reproduction.


In both sexes, T3 and T4 are needed for sexual development during puberty so that full maturation from a child to adult occurs. That means development of hair (pubic and axillary hair), beard and moustache in boys, breast in girls, genital organ development in both sexes and menstrual function are dependent on thyroid gland. Finally production of eggs (rather maturation and release) and sperms are also related to it. In adults, thyroid function is needed to maintain the functions of sex glands particularly ovaries and testes. Desire for sex (libido) and performance of sex are also related to thyroid function. 

The thyroid glands in turn is regulated by a hormone secreted from pituitary gland, located inside the brain. That hormone- TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) controls secretion of T3 and T4., Thyroid gland may be affected by various diseases like autoimmune diseases (body itself destroys its organs), deficinecy of iodine, radiation, tumour, congenital causes (cause present from birth) and certain drugs. The result is that thyroid hormone seceretion may be reduced (hypothyroidism) or increased (hyperthyroidism). As a result, blood tests for TSH, T3 and T4 are commonly done to detect abnormalities of thyroid gland. If abnormalities are detected, further tests may be advised, e.g., ultrasound and scanning of thyroid gland. 

So what can happen to reproduction if thyroid function is affected? Thyroid disorders are particularly common in females. Menstrual cycle may be irregular (comin every 2 or 3 months ) or may be scanty in amount or more commonly very excessive flow. These respond well to correction of thyroid hormone levels by drugs. 

Thyroid diorder is a common cause of anovlation- that is women cannot release eggs in each month. The result is irregular menstruation and infertility- the inability to conceive a child. Often correction of thyroid hormone levels result in pregnancy. Please remember if you are trying for pregnancy, then your TSH value should not be the same like other people. We usually treat such women if TSH is more than 2.5 (this may be normal for labaoratory standrads for other people but not for those who plan for preganncy and who are pregnant). 

It can cause low libido, vaginal dryness, reduced orgasm and painful intercourse.

In case of male, the thyroid disease is not very common but is not rare. It can affect sperm production leading to infertility. Apart from that it can afect sexual performance leading to low libido, easy fatigue and erectile dysfucntion (ED). All these resolve after proper treatment.

Never ignore checking thyroid status for adolescent boys and girls. It may be responsible for delayed puberty (delay in appearance of male like features in boys and female like features in girls) or precocious puberty (early onset of menstruation or breast development in girls; or early development of beard and moustache in boys). These may be associated with serious disorders and need proper attention.

Pregnancy is a condition where there is tremenous pressure on thyroid gland and it is needed to help in proper development of baby inside uterus. Women with thyroid disorders can have miscarriage, premature delivery, death of baby inside uterus or poor growth of the baby. She can experience bleeding in pregnancy, high blood pressure (preeclampsia) and even heart failure. In initial periods babies depend on mother's thyroid gland for its development. If baby does not get proper amount of thyroid hormones, its brain and body deveopment hampers. Particularly the brain development can be affected leading to mentally handicapped baby,as it may not be corrected even after treatment. So proper diagnosis and treatment of thyroid diseases in pregnancy are essential. After birth baby should be tested for thyroid disease and appropriate treatment should be started without any delay.

So, if you feel any of the above problems, please do not hesitate to consult your doctor and request testing of thyroid functions. If drug treatment is started, do not stop the drug without consulting doctor. Uncontroled thyroid disease can lead to heart attack, stroke and emergency situations like thyrotoxicosis or myxoedema- which can be potentially life threatening if not treated in time.

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I am diabetic. I am female 43 years old. My conjugal life is disturbed. What to do?

MBBS
General Physician, Ahmedabad
I am diabetic. I am female 43 years old. My conjugal life is disturbed. What to do?
Since when you r diabetic? your weight? your fbs//ppbs//hba1c levels? any other complications? generally diabetes if well controlled should not disturb your conjugal life. Feel free to ask privately with details.
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Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Chhatarpur
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ये  औषधियां शुगर के लिए दी जाने वाली अग्रेजी दवाओं के हानिकारक प्रभाव (side effects) को कम करतीं हैं,शुगर के कारण होने वाली शारीरिक क्षति से सुरक्षा करतीं है । एवं शरीर में शुगर की मात्रा को नियंत्रित रखने में मदद करतीं हैं।
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I am 40 years old and my morning fasting blood sugar reading ranges between 129 to 139 for the last 4 months. I didn't take any medicine yet. My blood uric acid levels are also high (almost 9), even when I am a pure vegetarian (not even eggs) for the last 15 years. I tried a bit of homeopathy medicine for a couple of months about 3 months before. Not much of a change. It brought down the fasting sugar reading from 139 to 129 and I discontinued that medicine. I don't take any sugar for tea or coffee. I have cut down on my sweets intake and also have changed to organic rice with brown husks and sometime to millet like horsetail millet. I dont drink alcohol. I drink only green tea. I also have ran a half marathon of 21 kms in less than three hours about 20 days ago. I feel tired after lunch and feel like my head is spinning and want to lied down and sleep and when I wake up after an hour, my head feels very heavy. My urine is always yellow (from slight to dark yellow. I married at the age of 38 and have a son of 1 year old. My Mom, my Sister, and my paternal Grandmother all have had diabetes. Is there any way that this sugar reading could be brought down to 100 by mere lifestyle changes and not by medicine. Has it occurred to anyone before. If you need any more information pertaining to my question please provide me with rightful answer Thank you.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am 40 years old and my morning fasting blood sugar reading ranges between 129 to 139 for the last 4 months.  I didn...
You are already taking a diabetic diet and also doing exercises regularly which is good for your health. Now whether should we start with medication will depend on hba1c reading every three months.
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My father is suffering with diabetes. What should he take in his regular food and how much time he should spend in exercise? Please help me sir. Thank you.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
My father is suffering with diabetes. What should he take in his regular food and how much time he should spend in ex...
1.Do regular exercise like brisk walk for 30 minutes daily 2.Reduce weight if overweight 3Control diet 4.Avoid sweets, excess calorie and carbohydrate rich diet, . 5.Adhere to a strict diabetic diet by consulting Dietitian 6.Monitor your fasting, PP blood sugar and Hba1c three monthly 7.Consult diabetologist for advice and treatment
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I am sixty five years old and I am having the habit of late sleeping I am suffering from diabetes with psoriasis due to itching and burning I could not sleep as and when I slept around 2 to 2.30 p.m. I awake late in the morning.

Phd - Complementary & Alternative Medicine
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I am sixty five years old and I am having the habit of late sleeping I am suffering from diabetes with psoriasis due ...
Need to Control your diabetes first.Take a luke warm water wash with suthol added and apply it to the affected area.Dry it and apply boroline on that.Take zincovit tablet both times a day after meals and some liver-tonic like aloe vera juice or glutathione or livomin or livogen.
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I have checked the sugar level for the first time and noticed the levels of fast 126 and post 160. I have diabetes?

Diploma in Diabetology, Pregnancy & Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Prevention in Diabetes ,Thyroid
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
I have checked the sugar level for the first time and noticed the levels of fast 126 and post 160. I have diabetes?
You are clearly Prediabetic .Life style modification is must. Take small frequent meal ,salad before each meal. Fruits in between meal of low glycemic index .Brisk walking daily 30 min.
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