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Dr. Shehla Shaikh

Endocrinologist, Mumbai

Dr. Shehla Shaikh Endocrinologist, Mumbai
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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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Sir I am from Kerala working NSS college mattanu today blood test results sugar 250 BP 130/90 SGPT 90 SGOT53 endoscopy normal abdominal problem please give your advice.

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Dietitian/Nutritionist, Jaipur
Sir I am from Kerala working NSS college mattanu today blood test results sugar 250 BP 130/90 SGPT 90 SGOT53 endoscop...
well ur bp is slightly increased so for that take min.salt .if u r facing abdonimal pblm then it's better to consult ur doctor or speciality that would be better so that ur pblm cn b resolve soon without any other issue.hope u take my advice forward take care sir.
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It's there any side effect of taking 1 scoop (approx 30gms) of whey proteins a day which are available in market? Will that raise uric acid levels?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Whey protein to be taken immediately after a workout while you sweat and take in less dosage for uric acid problem
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Sir I have diabetes, how to over Cum from this. Ma age is 3rd and n am very foods I eat meat twice in a week.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Sir I have diabetes, how to over Cum from this. Ma age is 3rd and n am very foods I eat meat twice in a week.
Mr Basantsingh, To give any suggestion, I need to know following details : Fasting and PP sugar levels, HbA1c%, weight, height and waist circumference, drugs being taken with dosage, dietary pattern and extent of daily exercise. It is better if you come in a private conversation, where I will be able to give specific suggestions In the mean time avoid sweets, deep fried foods, junk foods and pastries. Consume more of green leafy vegetables, salads and permitted fruits (about 100 g a day). Exercise daily for at least 1 hour a day. Take prescribed medication. Refrain from alcohol and smoking.
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Is uric acid 7.27 safe? est test is 1. Anything to worry about? my doc has prescribed febuget 80 for a month+hosit plus (mecobalamin, alpha lipoic acid, folic acid & pyridoxine, hydrochrolide) for a month + bontas 60k (cholecalciferol soft gelatin capsules) for 8 weeks (1 per week). Just wanted to ensure it is fine. I recently changed my doctor.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
A high uric acid level can be caused when your body either produces too much uric acid or your kidneys don't eliminate uric acid rapidly enough. A high uric acid level may cause increasingly frequent attacks of gout, or it may never cause problems. A high uric acid level may also cause some people to develop kidney stones or kidney failure. And some people with a high uric acid level also develop high blood pressure, heart disease or chronic kidney disease, but it's often unclear whether this is a direct cause or merely an early warning sign of these conditions. Factors that may cause a high uric acid level in your blood include: Diuretic medications (water pills),Drinking too much alcohol,Genetics (inherited tendencies),hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid),Immune-suppressing drugs,Niacin, or vitamin B-3, obesity,psoriasis, Purine-rich diet — organ meat, game meat, anchovies, herring, gravy, dried beans, driedpeas, mushrooms and other foods Renal insufficiency — inability of the kidneys to filter waste Tumor lysis syndrome — a rapid release of cells into the blood caused by certain cancers or by chemotherapy for those cancers,Also, you may be monitored for high uric acid levels when undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment for cancer. Avoid protein diets, avoid more milk products. 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. Ulracet sos for pain in joints.
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MBBS, DGO (cal)
General Physician,
Understanding Uric Acid and how to manage them.

Uric acid results from the breakdown of compounds known as purines in the body. Purines are both produced in the body and consumed through the diet. Normal values of uric acid in the blood range from 2.4 to 6.0 milligrams per deciliter for females and 3.4 to 7.0 milligrams per deciliter for males. Uric acid levels higher than 7.0 milligrams per deciliter in the blood can cause crystals to form and build up around joints, resulting in a painful form of arthritis known as gout. Many foods contain high levels of purines, and eating these foods can lead to high levels of uric acid in the blood.

Diet Tips for High Uric Acid Patients:
1. Lower fat intake as excess fat reduces normal excretion of uric acid.
2. Liberal fluid intake to keep the urine dilute and uric acid soluble to facilitate excretion by kidney.
3. Restriction or elimination of alcohol.

What to Avoid:
1. Shell fishes, red meat, mince meat, meat extracts, organ
meats, fishes (sardine, roe, makeral).
2. Whole pulses (masur, rajmah, chana, chole, etc.). Other dals
are allowed.
3. Vegetables and fruits - green peas, spinach, French beans,
brinjal, cauliflower, mushroom, chickoo, custard apple.

Diet Rules:
A. Use less salt while cooking. Avoid adding salt while cooking
rice or in chapatti dough.
B. Use adjuncts like tomato, vinegar, cocum, amchur, lime juice,
curd, pepper powder to make the food cooked with less salt
palatable.
C. Remove the salt shaker from the table.
D. Avoid salted nuts/ biscuits, papads, pickles, chutneys.
E. Avoid excess consumption of processed and preserved
foods; eg. Bakery products
F. Caution - Do not overdo on salt substitutes as that might
cause an electrolyte imbalance.

Recommended Foods:
a. Fresh cherries, strawberries, blueberries and other red-blue
berries
b. Bananas
c. Celery
d. Tomatoes
e. Vegetables including cabbage and parsley
f. Foods high in bromelain (pineapple)
g. Foods high in vitamin C (red cabbage, red bell peppers,
tangerines, mandarins, oranges, potatoes)
h. Low-fat dairy products
i. Complex carbohydrates (whole grain breads, cereals)
j. Chocolate, cocoa
k. Coffee, tea

Although Purines (organic compounds, which create uric acid breakdown in the body) are found in vegetable sources, they don't cause the same amount of uric acid buildup in the body that meat sources do. In fact, fresh fruits and vegetables reduce acid levels in the body and it is often advised to avoid red meats, organ meats and highly processed foods. Fresh fruits and vegetables are encouraged so the patient can increase alkalinity in the blood.
Therefore, rather than attempting to find foods that are free of purines and uric acid, it’s important to know how to increase the body’s alkalinity, which naturally reduces the body’s acidity. Fresh, non-processed foods, such as fruits and vegetables, are the way to go.


Foods identified that lowers your Uric Acid

1. Water
Water flushes out toxins including excess uric acid from the body. Have at least 10- 12 glasses of water daily.

2. Cherries
Cherries have anti–inflammatory substances named anthocyanis that help reduce uric acid levels. It prevents the uric acid from crystallising and being deposited in the joints. Cherries also neutralise the acids and help prevent inflammation and pain. 200 gms per day is very effective in bringing down uric acid.

3. Apple
Malic acid in apple neutralises uric acid and thus provides relief to the sufferers. You should consume one apple daily after a meal.

4. Lime
The citric acid found in lime is a solvent of the uric acid .The juice of half a lime squeezed into a glass of water should be taken twice daily.

5. French bean Juice
Another effective home remedy for gout is French beans juice. The healthy juice can be consumed twice everyday for treating gout or high uric acid.

6. Celery seed
This is a popular home remedy to lower uric acid levels in the body. Have celery seeds extract to get best results.

7. Berries
Berries especially strawberries, and blueberries have anti-inflammatory properties so include them in your diet.

8. Apple Cider Vinegar
Drink apple cider vinegar. Add 3 teaspoons of vinegar to 8 ounces of water and have it 2-3 times every day to treat uric acid.

9. Pinto Beans
A diet rich in folic acid can help lower uric acid naturally. Folic acid rich foods like pinto beans, sunflower seeds and lentils should be included in your diet.

10. Vegetable Juices
Carrot juice in combination with beet and cucumber juice is also very effective. 100 ml each of beet juice and cucumber juice should be mixed with 300 ml carrot juice and taken daily.

11. Low fat dairy products
Low fat dairy products like milk, curd help lower uric acid level.

12. Foods rich in Vit C
Include Vitamin C rich foods and supplements in your daily diet to reduce uric acid in the body. It disintegrates uric acid and forces it out of the body through urine. Good sources of vitamin C are Awla, Guava, Kiwi, Sweet lime, oranges, capsicum, lemon, tomato and green leafy veg.

13. High-fiber foods
According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, adding foods high in dietary fibre may help lower uric acid levels in your blood. Dietary fibre may help absorb uric acid in your bloodstream, allowing it to be eliminated from your body through your kidneys. Increase the consumption of dietary soluble fibres such as Isabgol , Oats, Broccoli, apples, oranges, pears, strawberries, blueberries, cucumbers, celery, and carrots, barley.

14. Bananas
Bananas are also beneficial in lowering uric acid.A banana-only diet, consisting of eight or nine bananas per day for three or four days, may alleviate the swelling and inflammation of joints caused by gout or other forms of arthritis more rapidly.

15. Green tea
Consume green tea on a regular basis to control hyperuricemia (high uric acid levels) and lower your risk of developing gout.

16. Grains
Eating grains that are more alkaline such as jowar, bajra are helpful to reduce the level of uric acid in the body.

17. Tomatoes, broccoli, and cucumbers
Tomatoes, broccoli, and cucumbers are some of the veggies that you need to start including in your meals. Tomatoes are one of the best vegetables that you could have for lowering uric acid. Fresh tomato is alkaline by nature and when it is exposed to the blood stream it increases the alkalinity of the blood.

18. Dark Chocolate, cocoa
Theobromine is an alkaloid that is similar in structure to caffeine. It is found mainly in the cocoa bean and is at the highest levels in dark chocolates. Theobromine also can relax the bronchial muscles of the lungs and according to a small study, was more effective than codeine in relieving coughing. According to Dr. Shmuel Halevi at Acumedico.com, theobromine has the highest concentration of uric acid per gram of food than any other substance”, as reported by Livestrong.

19. Raw vegetables
Raw vegetables like potatoes or corns are effective to reduce uric acid in the body. Have them raw or steam these vegetables.

20. Omega-3
Essential fat Omega 3 from flaxseeds, walnuts, fishes like salmon, herring, mackerel, sardines reduces inflammation and swelling



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I have bad breath problem from last one year. A year back I had a problem of loosening stool. Discussed with many Drs but of no use. LFT test is OK, Endoscopy is OK, Colonoscopy is OK, Sugar Level is below 100. Only Cholesterol.

BHMS
Homeopath, Thane
I have bad breath problem from last one year. A year back I had a problem of loosening stool. Discussed with many Drs...
Hi, eat citrus fruits . Take following medicines Heckle lava 30 4pills to be sucked thrice a day for 1mth Use Hekla lava tooth paste (wheezal) daily for 15days
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What kind of diet should a diabetic patient follow. My sugar level is 102 is this safe.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
General Physician, Delhi
What kind of diet should a diabetic patient follow. My sugar level is 102 is this safe.
Dear lybrate-user, Following are the treatment goals. Fasting blood sugar- between 70 and 130 mg/dl Post parandial blood sugar- less than 180 mg/dl Hba1c – less than 7. So yes, your sugar levels do seem tobe fine.
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I am 45 years male with high BP 130/90 and blood sugar 234 random. Presently I am taking 5 mg amlodipine tab.

MBBS, M.S, M. Ch, F.I.A.C.S
Cardiologist, Chennai
I am 45 years male with high BP 130/90 and blood sugar 234 random. Presently I am taking 5 mg amlodipine tab.
Your diabetes is not under control. You need to see a diabetilogist and change of snti diabetic medicines advised. Hba1c must be 6.5 to 7. Salt less than 2 g / day. Exercise. Check lipids too.
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Dear sir/Madam I have diabetes and one my friend need blood platelet. My blood group B+.please tell I am able for donating or not.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Dear sir/Madam
I have diabetes and one my friend need blood platelet. My blood group B+.please tell I am able for don...
If your Diabetes is under control with medicine you can donate blood.Consult doctor for further advice
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I had a thyroid test as it was suspected and in first test I found that positive with TSH count 10.03 ulu\ml. Please suggest what should I do as my condition physically is not so good?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I had a thyroid test as it was suspected and in first test I found that positive with TSH count 10.03 ulu\ml. Please ...
With tsh level 10.03 mil unit/ml, doctor must have already suggested the treatment with thyroxine tablets, dosage depends on weight and tsh levels. Please start the same and keep checking thyroid levels periodically to see the dosage is enough or needs to be increased. Along with that exercise regularly to avoid gaining weight. Also avoid soya and soya containing foods, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, mustard, radish, peanuts and coffee. Increase consumption of green leafy vegetables, salads, fruits and use whole grain flour for making roti and chapati.
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I suffer from thyroid and I am Over weight. Can you please suggest me to reduce it. Please.

MBBS, M.MED, DFM, FID, CCEBDM, ACMDC, CCMTD
Diabetologist, Hyderabad
I suffer from thyroid and I am Over weight. Can you please suggest me to reduce it. Please.
Losing weight and keeping it off, is not an easy task and often we are frustrated by failed attempts at doing so. The cause of such failure, mostly, is not making the attempt in a comprehensive and disciplined manner. A comprehensive lifestyle modification program for weight loss not only helps you lose weight but also leads to significant betterment of blood sugar, lipids, bp levels etc. And thus reduces your health risks of diabetes and cvd but also make you feel more in control of your life. Therefore, if you have not been able to lose weight on your own, should consider getting into one of these. The components of such a program should be the following: diet modification and calorie restriction: the diet plan you should follow should be driven by the following principles: it should be aligned to your eating preferences in terms of food and frequency of eating, as much as possible ; no diet plan (low fat or low carb, 4-5 meals a day or more or less frequent meals etc.) has been prov.
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Hello doctor I am 60 years old and have diabetes which rarely crosses the normal mark. Nowadays from the onset of summer I am getting tired in less time and face difficulty in breathing after early morning walk which gets cured after some rest. Someone suggested it is because of going for a walk empty stomach. Can I have fruits like a whole banana or Apple before early morning walk?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Hello doctor I am 60 years old and have diabetes which rarely crosses the normal mark.
Nowadays from the onset of sum...
Mr. Lybrate-user, check your blood sugar before leaving for wlking and also after completing the same, if the level is very low, then that may be the reason for feeling weak or tired. Also give me details like present fbs, ppbs and hba1c%, then only I will be able to comment. Thanks.
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Eating 500g rice 6 banana and 6 tea spoon of glucose everyday uupto 7 days is it ok? Or causes blood sugar?

MBBS, CCEBDM
Diabetologist, Bangalore
Eating 500g rice 6 banana and 6 tea spoon of glucose everyday uupto 7 days is it ok? Or causes blood sugar?
Hi RICE, BANANA and Glucose are nothing but sugar in different form. It is as good as saying you'll have only sugar. If your a diabetic this can be dangerous. If not a diabetic you will gain weight as these are all high in calories. Anything we eat has to be in moderation.
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I have slightly low thyroid (T3 and T4. For the past few months I feel a lot tired and sleepy all the day. Exam z coming but I can't handle it. To overcome it, intaking of sugar is Zero for me. Still m sleeping 14 hrs a day moreover I am not quite fresh and energetic. What should I do? please suggest.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello, Lybrate user, Tk, Thyroidinum 30-6 pills, thrice. Tk, plenty of water to hydrate your body. Go for meditation to tone your pituitary gland. Your diet be easily digestible on sample intervals to avoid gastric disorder. Tk care.
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I'm 30 years old man and I suffer back pain, neck pain and also I suffer thyroid last 3years So please suggest me that I'll do or not.

DNB (Orthopedics), MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Visakhapatnam
I'm 30 years old man and I suffer back pain, neck pain and also I suffer thyroid last 3years
So please suggest me tha...
Hi, u need clinical evaluation for ur back and neck pain , may not be related to thyroid . Do neck and back stegthening exercises , avoid long sitting , standing , driving jobs . Consult ortho near by
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Being a diabetic patient, how to improve the metabolic structure of body. My flesh all gone. What type of additional food I have to take to improve the metabolism. I want to become slightly fat look.

MBBS
General Physician,
Being a diabetic patient, how to improve the metabolic structure of body. My flesh all gone. What type of additional ...
Being a diabetic pt you should take nutritious food like leafy vegetables, cereals, lean meat pk like chicken, fish, eggs etc go for morning walk followed by free hand exercises with few yoga and pranayum like kapal bhatee. Avoid alcohol and junk food you should maintain your body wt as per bmi.
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My mother suffering from kidney disease infection and any other diseases like sugar and Thyroid. Medicine are not doing their work and any thing she eats its become vomiting. What I do for my mom.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
My mother suffering from kidney disease infection and any other diseases like sugar and Thyroid. Medicine are not doi...
pl. send all reports first then we can advised. till then plenty of water.avoid bad habits.fatty meal.oily foods,junk foods,
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I am suffering from Diabetes (DM-2) since 1994,and I am taking Tripride-2, Voglitab-0.5,D-fit --BD but since 2-months it's not being controlled, please suggest me.

Diploma - Diploma - OLO - Rhino-Laryngology
Acupuncturist, Indore
Check ur life style n diet n excercise properly use dalchini in warm water u can use methi soaked in water overnight drink it in morning v v effective try to learn acupressure point to get fast result.
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My husband is having Type II diabetic. Through intercourse will i have the diabetics ?

Vaidya Visharad
Ayurveda, Narnaul
Dear, Diabetes is often called the silent killer. Diabetes, is a metabolic disease in which sugar does not get metabolized properly in the body. This means that the blood sugar levels continue to be high, threatening the normal functioning of the body. According to Ayurveda There are 20 forms of Diabetes : 4 are due to Vata, 6 result from Pitta, and 10 are caused by Kapha. But Diabetes (MADHUMEHA) is.Mainly kapha dosha disease. Poorly managed diabetes can lead to a host of long-term complications like :- Heart attacks, Strokes, Blindness, Nerve damage, Amputation of Limb. Impotency in men.Visit us at www.Malhotraayurveda.Com
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Sir/madam, I am the diabetic patient can I use lemon with water, watermelon, cheese and patica bellam (like a sweet item).

M.Sc Dietetics and Food Service Management, B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hubli-Dharwad
Sir/madam, I am the diabetic patient can I use lemon with water, watermelon, cheese and patica bellam (like a sweet i...
You cannot take anything with high Glycemic index Watermelon ,chicku ,sitafal ,grapes, banana ,maida sugar ,sweets, potato and rice are some of the foods which you should avoid.
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