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Dr. Shehla Shaikh  - Endocrinologist, Mumbai

Dr. Shehla Shaikh

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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
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Dr. Shehla Shaikh is one of the best Endocrinologists in Mumbai, Mumbai. You can visit her at Dr. Shehla Shaikh@Saifee Hospital in Mumbai, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Shehla Shaikh on Lybrate.com.

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My friend is having diabetes since last four years, initially he took a medicine for a month & controlled the sugar levels by changing eating habits. However he started feeling slight problem with eyesight i.e. Difficulty in reading newspaper. My question is that the eyesight can be normal if your sugar is controlled?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My friend is having diabetes since last four years, initially he took a medicine for a month & controlled the sugar l...
Dear lybrateuser, - High blood sugar can lead to eyesight problem & also other complications involving the nerves, kidney, heart & other organs - it is important to control blood sugar by diet, exercise & medication to avoid & halt all complications. -
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I am 64 years old man. I have undergone cabg in 2012. Now my tsh level is 6.5. Earlier 6 months back it was 14. I have been taking tablet thyronorm 25 mcg since last 6 months. My weight is 58 kg. Taking following medicines: nebicard 2.5 1-0-0. Ecosprin75mg 0-1-0. Stiloz50mg. 1-0-1. Crevast 5mg 0-0-1 and also taking flodart plus for B.P.H. (middle lobe enlargement) psa less than 2. Please give your free medical advice on this medication.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 64 years old man. I have undergone cabg in 2012. Now my tsh level is 6.5. Earlier 6 months back it was 14. I hav...
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 consut doctor on time.
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From past two months I wake up after 5 hours of sleep and after that unable to fall sleep again. I did various test Thyroid, creatine and sugar test all turn out to be normal. Currently I am taking supracal pro tablets. My doctor suggested me this as lifestyle disorder and prescribed Etizolam 0.5 mg and zincovit tablets however I don't want to take sleeping pills as I heard it had lots of side effects. Please advise.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
From past two months I wake up after 5 hours of sleep and after that unable to fall sleep again. I did various test T...
Some tips for sound sleep and early awaking in morning follow advises given below: 1. Strict to sleep time schedule 2. Do regular physical activity, you can go for daily morning walk 3. Regular meditation/ yoga, it will help you alot 4. Avoid tea coffee after 7 pm 5. You can take bath at bedtime 6. Avoid daytime sleep 7. You can use alarm and gradually reduce your waking time by 15 minutes 8. Avoid watching TV and reading news paper at bedtime, you can listen some soft music Consult if symptom persist
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Hi I am 31 years old I have a severe back pain when I consult doctor, he checked my uric acid level which is quite high its 7. what should I do to control my uric acid level? Please help me.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Hi I am 31 years old I have a severe back pain when I consult doctor, he checked my uric acid level which is quite hi...
Avoid protein diets,bad habits , fast food/fat/oily,salty foods. Coffee, smoking, alcohol intake. Non-veg., take whole grain,oats,green veg.,plenty of water in day time, 1 glass of water at night before bed. Take tab. Zyloric 100 mg once a day. Tab. Bencid 500 mg once a day.
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Hi i am Suffering from diabetes since last 1 year. Fasting test ranges from 93 to 220.

MD - Medicine, MBBS
Cardiologist, Panchkula
I do not know if this is with or without treatment. Exercise regularly. Avoid sugars. Avoid oily food. Consume fiber rich food. If it still high then you need medical management.
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Fasting blood sugar - 129 and PPBS - 179, is it diabetes if so what is the diet plan to control.

BHMS
Homeopath,
Fasting blood sugar - 129 and PPBS - 179, is it diabetes if so what is the diet plan to control.
Dear Lybrate User, One of the major nutritional substance required for human body is carbohydrate. We take carbohydrate in the form of rice, wheat, sugar etc. The complex molecules of carbohydrate are broken down into simple glucose molecules during digestion & released in the blood stream to be absorbed by the muscle cells. Muscle cells utilise the glucose molecules to release energy by breaking down those glucose molecules. Insulin hormone plays a vital role in the absorption of the glucose molecules by the muscle cells. In abnormal conditions, either due to less production of insulin or due to resistance to insulin, the process of absorption of glucose by the muscles comes to a stand still. The glucose molecules remains in the bloodstream which results in the increase in the blood sugar level. The failure of utilisation of the glucose molecules by the muscle cells results in production of less energy than normal condition. This is externally manifested as the fatigue & tiredness of the patient. This excess amount of blood sugar compels the kidney to function more than normal level in order to excrete the blood sugar molecules through urine. As a result the patient suffers from frequent urination. This abnormal condition is clinically known as DIABETES MELLITUS. Once a patient is diagnosed with Diabetes he has to take regular medicine to keep his blood sugar level within normal limits. However, the patient does not need to take medicine unless his/her Post. Prandial Blood Sugar level reaches 200. If Post. Prandial Blood Sugar level reaches 200 then patient should take the following Homoeopathic medications:- 1) Homeopathic URANIUM NIT 3X TABLETS (R.S. BHARGAVA company). Take one tablet thrice daily, in empty stomach 2) 30 drops of Homeopathic Mother Tincture GYMNEMA SYLVESTRA Q, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water Along with intake of medicines the patient need to walk at least 1 hour daily without any interval. In order to decrease the intake of carbohydrate in diet the patient should avoid rice, sweet dishes, fruits, cold drinks, fast foods, alcoholic beverages, potato etc.
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Sir very good afternoon sir my mom have sugar so please tell me what to eating so please tell me sir.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Sir very good afternoon sir my mom have sugar so please tell me what to eating so please tell me sir.
1. Do regular aerobic exercise like brisk walking for 30 miinutes daily if possible 2. Reduce weight if overweight 3control diet a) avoid sweets, sugar/honey, milk, milk product excess calorie and carbohydrate rich diet like white bread, cereal, rice, pasta b) avoid all refined food like maida, pasta, starchy food like rice, potato, bakery item, processed food, c) include more fiber like pulse, green leafy vegetable, cucumber, carrot, tomato, j legume. D) avoid sweetened fruit like banana, mango, litchi, chickoo, sapota, seethaphal jack fruit, grape etc. Can have fruits like guava, pineapple, papaya, orange, mousambi, strawberry, watermelon, pomegranate, jack fruit, sweet potato, a handful of walnut daily (akhrot) e) avoid white/polished rice, take unpolished rice like brown rice/wheat/jowar/ragi, moong and chana dal. F) avoid ghee/ butter./coconut oil/excess salt intake like papad/pickle. G) avoid red meat. Take fish/chicken. H) avoid alcohol and carbonated drinks like soft drink 4. Adhere to a strict diabetic diet by consulting dietitian 5. Monitor your fasting, pp blood sugar 3 monthly and hba1c six monthly
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My weight increases 3 kg per month, how can I reduce my weight. My father is diabetic but my blood sugar is normal now.

Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
General Physician, Warangal
My weight increases 3 kg per month, how can I reduce my weight. My father is diabetic but my blood sugar is normal now.
Maintain ibw take balance d diet walk daily avoid sugary items fat food lead stress free life take plenty vegetables and fruits in 2 / 3 servings take low calorie food.
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Addison's disease - How to Support a Loved One Suffering from it?

Practical Course in Diabetology, POST GRADUATE COURSE IN DIABETOLOGY, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Jammu
Addison's disease - How to Support a Loved One Suffering from it?

The adrenal glands, which sit above the kidneys, are very important to your body as they secrete many important hormones. These hormones are required to regulate many functions within the body. The two most important hormones that these glands produce are ‘cortisol’ and ‘aldosterone’. When your body suffers from the condition of Addison’s disease, the glands end up producing very little amounts of these hormones. This will result in many functions in the body being adversely affected.

How do you know your loved one is suffering from Addison’s disease?

Addison’s disease develops overtime and doesn’t happen immediately. However, you would be able to notice some of the following symptoms:

  1. Drop in blood pressure which may result in fainting as well

  2. Development of darker skin due to hyperpigmentation

  3. Development of hypoglycemia or low blood sugar

  4. Unexpected weight loss and a decreased appetite in general

  5. Craving for salt

  6. Extreme fatigue

  7. Irritability and depression

  8. Vomiting, nausea and diarrhea

  9. Muscle and joint pains

  10. Abdominal pains

Of these, if you start seeing a combination of frequent hyperpigmentation, muscle and joint pains, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, extreme fatigue and unexplained weight loss, you should take your loved one to the doctor immediately as these are telltale signs of Addison’s disease.

Diagnosis

There are no ways to self-diagnose this disease as it requires proper medical tests. Some of the medical tests that may be advised for this are:

  1. Blood tests: These are done to measure the levels of sodium, potassium and cortisol in your blood.

  2. ACTH tests: This is a test to determine the exact levels of ‘cortisol’ in your blood and whether it is being produced normally or not.

  3. Hypoglycemia test: This is a test to measure whether adrenal glands are producing enough hormones to regulate insulin. If blood sugar is low, it will indicate problems with the adrenal glands.

  4. Imaging tests: Other tests, such as CT scans may also be prescribed to detect problems within your adrenal glands.

Steps to manage Addison’s disease

  1. Pay regular visits to your doctor: This is very important along with regular tests and checkups as other dependent functions may be damaged and suddenly become life threatening. It may fall on you to take your loved one to a doctor regularly for this reason.

  2. Carry bracelets which have your medical information: If your loved one has a tendency to faint due to the problems caused by Addison’s disease, it is important that you ensure they always carry bracelets with medical information with them. This way, strangers will be able to recognize the problem and get help quickly in emergency situations.

Always keep extra medications: This is a very important point as missing a couple of daily doses and medication can result in sudden deterioration of your loved one's’ condition. Have all other forms of administering medications handy as well such as syringes among others. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Endocrinologist.

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Sir, My mother is diabetic and high blood pressure patient .My mother age is 55 yrs. My mother take medicine Gluconorm G3 forte (glimepiride 3 mg, metformin 1000 mg) before breakfast for sugar and Telzzy Am 40 (telmisartan 40 mg, Amlodipine 5 mg) after breakfast for high pressure. My mother current sugar level Fasting 188 mg and PP 113. Tomorrow my mother consulted a doctor (Auriom Kar, MD) for sugar. My mother forgot to take Telzzy Am tomorrow which was not told to doctor and the doctor checked my mother blood pressure is 150/100. My mother has some other health problem like whole body itching, vibrate of hand, which was told to doctor. The Doctor now prescribed some medicine Gluconorm g3 forte (which is taken daily) 30 min before breakfast, Betacap TR 80 (propranolol hydrochloride 80 mg) at 8 a.m (it is confused that before or after breakfast), Telzzy Am at 8 p.m (which is taken daily after breakfast, Montek LC (montelukast sodium 10 mg, levocetirizine hydrochloride 5 mg) at 8 p.m,tryptometer 10 mg at 9 p.m, Pregeb M OD 75 (pregabalin 75 mg, Mecobalamin 1500 mcg) at 9 p.m. And Galvus Met 50/1000 (vildagliptin 50 mg, metformin HCl ph. Eur 1000 mg) before half min dinner. I am confused for betacap TR medicine, I search for this medicine that it is a high blood pressure medicine, we are forgot to tell doctor that tomorrow my mother was forgot to take medicine of pressure, it is possible to my mother blood pressure reading high that time for not taken medicine. Pls advised me that the doctor prescribe me right prescription or not? The doctor has not get any mobile number so we can not contact the doctor. Next review date is given 01 /10/2016. Pls advised me your valuable opinion. Thanks & Regards PRANABESH BANERJEE.

MBBS, DM - Cardiology, MD
Cardiologist, Hyderabad
Sir, My mother is diabetic and high blood pressure patient .My mother age is 55 yrs. My mother take medicine Gluconor...
Betacap TR is given for hand tremors (vibration) not for BP. So let her continue it. Check BP regularly ,as you said it can decrease BP aswell.
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Sir, My blood sugar is 125 before food and 220 after food. Kindly advice. Regards. LkGiri.

MPH
General Physician, Dehradun
Sir, My blood sugar is 125 before food and 220 after food. Kindly advice. Regards. LkGiri.
You are early potential diabetic you can totally control with dietary advice and acquire your findings in 21+ days back to blood sugar below 105 fasting but consultation is a must.
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I am 55years diabetic &asthmatic & taking s, numelo2.5mg BP medicine I have erectile problem pl tell me what I have to do.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Kolkata
I am 55years diabetic &asthmatic & taking s, numelo2.5mg BP medicine I have erectile problem pl tell me what I have t...
Maintain sugar level in blood by medicines and do light exercises and morning walk. Avoid sweets in diet and crowd, dust and taken balanced diet, taken daily protein included in diet taken vitamins in foods &fruits.
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I am almost 8 weeks pregnant at the age of 34. We have been married for 5 years now. Mine was a late marriage and we had been trying for kids for the past 2 years now. Lately came to know that I ve hypothyroidism. Want to kno if my thyroid wl cause any complications in my pregnancy. Tsh is 12.9 ulU/ml.

MBBS, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
I am almost 8 weeks pregnant at the age of 34. We have been married for 5 years now. Mine was a late marriage and we ...
Yes your hypothyroidism can cause complications in pregnancy. Thyroid hormones are necessary for brain development in children. In pregnancy tbg increases. Target tsh in first trimester is below 2-2.5.
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My father is diabetic from last 22 years. He was taking glyciphage G2.(B.D) First time his blood sugar was high 162 fasting and hb1ac was 8.3.Creatinine level is 1.5. Doctor now prescribe Vogo M 0.3 (BD). Is it correct to take both. He also take telma H for B.P. Kindly help what to do?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My father is diabetic from last 22 years.
He was taking glyciphage G2.(B.D) First time his blood sugar was high 162 f...
lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. For treating diabetes some times multiple drugs have to be used, because blood glucose control is not adequate just one or two drugs. Hence there is no worry, if more drugs are added in the treatment. It is importannt to bring fasting glucose < 100 mg, PP 160 to 180 mg & HbA1c% <7. Thanks.
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I have got hypothyroidism and taking thyronorm 125. I want to ensure that I am not Iodine deficient. What are the tests to be undertaken for this.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I have got hypothyroidism and taking thyronorm 125. I want to ensure that I am not Iodine deficient. What are the tes...
Hi Since you are on treatment with thyroxine 125 mcg tablets, there is no need to do any separate testing. Just take iodinated salt. Since you already have hypothyroidism, the thyroid gland is not functioning optimally. So it hardly matters. All the needs of thyroxine are being met by supplement. You should ensure that TSH level is maintained between 3 to 4 mU/L. If that is not the case then dosage of thyroxine may have to be increased. Thanks.
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Which foods are better foods with lower GI or Foods with Higher GI for lowering blood sugar level.

MD, Fellowship in Intergrative Medicine, MBBS
Integrated Medicine Specialist, Kochi
Which foods are better foods with lower GI or Foods with Higher GI for lowering blood sugar level.
Foods with lower glycemic index and lower glycemic load ,high fiber diet, low carbs and adequate exercise and vitamin D with proper sleep will decrease the incidence of getting Diabetes.
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I am 47 year non veg hypothyroid male patient, take tab thyrox. 0.25 mcg, Regularly takes meat, Fish and egg, I want to know food chart for hypothyroid patient.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 47 year non veg hypothyroid male patient, take tab thyrox. 0.25 mcg, Regularly takes meat, Fish and egg, I want ...
You can take 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. 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. Tests every 3 to 6 months.i.e. t3,t4,tsh, also do vit.D. and vit. B., s.calcium.
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I have total cholesterol 239 LDL 161 HDL 41, sugar pressure are normal, I am 33, is it necessary to take statin?

ICR Study, M. B. S.(H)
Homeopath, Mumbai
I have total cholesterol 239 LDL 161 HDL 41, sugar pressure are normal, I am 33, is it necessary to take statin?
How's your activity levels what's your profession. If you are active and exercising regularly. Then no need of stations. Of course family history is also important for me further to advise you and how your nature of work all are important to know. It's statins.
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Is there any permanent cure of diabetes? we have tried ayurveda & homeopathic but in vain. The best alternative available at present is insulin - which is not a permanent solution.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Mumbai
Dear diabetes is defined as deficiency of available insulin or insulin resistance. So ideally insulin is the only solution for diabetes. Having said so the entire gamut of drugs involved in modern medicines include drugs which interfere with glucose absorption, reduction of insulin resistance, triggering insulin release and increasing insulin receptors on target site. So the management of diabetes as per modern science revolves in and around insulin. Now ayurvedic medicine looks at diabetes as a systemic disorder which has to do something with the basic fat metabolism. The disease if chronic is considered as manageable as per ayurveda but not curable. We need to understand the actual patho physiology in the patient and then can offer a solution.
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