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Dr. Subhash Sonawalas


Endocrinologist, Mumbai

27 Years Experience
Dr. Subhash Sonawalas MD Endocrinologist, Mumbai
27 Years Experience
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Dr. Subhash Sonawalas is an experienced Endocrinologist in Santacruz East, Mumbai. He has been a practicing Endocrinologist for 27 years. He has completed MD . You can consult Dr. Subhash Sonawalas at Dr Sonawalas Clinics in Santacruz East, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Subhash Sonawalas and consult privately on has a nexus of the most experienced Endocrinologists in India. You will find Endocrinologists with more than 35 years of experience on You can find Endocrinologists online in Mumbai and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


MD - Grant Medical College and Sir Jamshedjee Jeejebhoy Group of Hospitals - 1990
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Hi. My age is 27. My weight is gaining due to thyroid problem. My weight is 87. I have two children. Please give the solution to cure from thyroid and weight gaining.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore
To support thyroid health you should: eliminate processed and simple carbohydrates avoid foods high in sugar enhance thyroid efficiency with supplements like: omega 3, b complex and for weight loss- fiber+ ch balance.
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I am a 48 years old person I am suffer from uriq acid disease what is remedy for uric acid and locel docter says to me the kidney is not running in body that acid is oasse a damage part of body in storage the what is your opinion ?

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
There are many lifestyle and dietary guidelines that can be followed to protect against future flares or prevent gout or uric acid problems from occurring in the first instance: maintain a high fluid intake (2-4 liters a day) avoid alcohol maintain a healthy body weight eat a balanced diet limit fish, meat and poultry intake. If attempting to lose weight, avoid low-carbohydrate diets. If carbohydrate intake is insufficient, the body is unable to burn its own fat properly, releasing substances called ketones into the bloodstream. This results in a condition called ketosis that can increase the level of uric acid in the blood. It is most important to avoid foods that are high in purines, to ensure that the levels of uric acid in the blood do not get too high. Here is a list of high-purine foods to be wary of: beef kidneys brains dried beans and peas liver mackerel mushrooms lose some weight by walking or other exercise, avoid meats and get always be on a prescribed diet as prescribed by a registered dietitian. I am a registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator and a doctor, consult privately for detailed treatment plans using diet and medications.
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I am23 years old male suffering from hypothyroidism. What are the things one should do or not do in hypothyroidism?

General Physician, Nashik
Eat a high-fiber diet. Get insoluble and soluble fiber. Limit foods that are high in fat. Choose lean meats. Incorporate probiotics into your diet. Eat on schedule. Stay hydrated.
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Hi, I am 25 years old I am going through heavy diabetic it' s not at all coming under control. I have completely stopped eating sweet items and item items which can cause diabetic. Not really understand what to do now. I hope you can help me with this.

MD-Ayurveda, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Ahmednagar
If your weight is more then it should b cause. Or fast food. Heavy workload may b reason. Contact for ayurvedic treatment. That will definitely help you.
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I am diabetic, for 20 years and right now I am 52 years old. now hba1c. 7.5 fpg. 122 pppg. 274 urea. 19 creatinine. 1.0 uric acid. 5.5 cholesterol. 156 triglycericdes. 143 hdl. Cholesterol. 47 ldl. 80 vldl. 29 tc/hdl. Ratio. 3.3 ldl/hdl. 1.7 bilirubin. Total. 0.8 sgot. 63 sgpt. 120 alkaline. Phosphatase. 74 total protein. 7.2 albumin. 4.3 globulin. 2.9 on treatment. 1. Gluformin g2.1--'-0---1 2. Jalram. 50-500 1----0---1 3. Ecospin. Av. 75 0-----0----1 Is this the correct treatment?

Fellowship in Diabetes Management, MBBS
General Physician,
Well with diabetes with long duration and with hba1c of 7.5 is good. But still the more you approach to make hba1c < 7, the pp blood sugar is responsible for hba1c in between 7-8 %. And thats what we are seeing, you pp is raised. My suggestion is take ppg 0.3 or stabose 0.3 thrice a day, immediately after meals.
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I am suffering from Uric Acid & Physical Stamina, Pain in Joints, I am 35 years old person, want resolution in Ayurveda.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
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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What is the difference between actions of metformin and glimepride. Are these to be taken before food or after food and why?

Endocrinologist, Srinagar
Glimipride is secretagog, it increases release of insulin from pancreas where as metformin is antihyperglycemic it facilitate utilisation of sugar in muscle and checks glucose output from liver, improves insulin sensitivity.
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I am having hypothyroidism got operated for umbilical hernia 2 months back. Now the operation portion is little hard to touch d sometimes I feel pain there. Is it common? I sit d do work ftom morng to night. Does this exert abdominal pressure?

CCMTD, CCEBDM, C.Diabetology, American Diabetes Association, DOMS, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
Your condition has nothing to do with hypothroidism. You can consult with your surgeon on further doubts.
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Intracytoplasmic Morphologically Selected Sperm Injection (IMSI) - To Help You Live Your Dream!

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, DGO
IVF Specialist, Mumbai
Intracytoplasmic Morphologically Selected Sperm Injection (IMSI) - To Help You Live Your Dream!

Of a million sperms released in one ejaculation, a single sperm manages to fertilize the egg, which grows into an embryo and then a baby. Due to various reasons, when this does not happen, it is termed as infertility and is currently on the rise.

With In-vitro fertilization (IVF), couples sometimes go through multiple sessions to ensure fertilizationICSI or intracytoplasmic sperm injection improved this chance of fertilization. It is where a single sperm is used to fertilize an egg in an artificially controlled environment and then injected into the uterus where it grows further.

The next step in this technique is IMSI, where the chances of successful pregnancy are further enhanced and also promises improved quality of the embryo. IMSI, as it stands for, has “morphologically selected” which means under a highly powerful microscope, the best sperms are selected and then used to fertilize the egg. Morphology stands for shape, and the shape of the sperm is a direct indicator of the sperm quality. This not just ensures good success rate but also ensures the sperm which is used produces a high-quality embryo.


  1. High success rate of fertility
  2. Reliable and efficient method of ART (assisted reproductive technology)
  3. More expensive than traditional IVF methods or ICSI
  4. Requires complex equipment, training, and set-up


  1. Useful in couples who have failed IVF previously
  2. Male infertility with unidentifiable cause
  3. Poor sperm quality

What to expect?

Both partners are prepared both physically and mentally prior to IMSI.

Before the procedure - men:

  1. A screening is first done to decide if the sperms can be used directly
  2. In case of hereditary diseases, a donor is preferred
  3. The first technical step involves sperm collection, either directly or through a donor
  4. Sperms are collected either through masturbation or through a small incision in the testicles
  5. Sperms used could be fresh or frozen; fresh ones may be stored for later use also

Before the procedure – women:

  1. The woman is put on some ovulation therapy to ensure the release of multiple eggs, so a good one is picked. These high doses of hormones ensure multiple eggs are released.
  2. Egg release is monitored through blood and urine tests
  3. They are collected within after 36 hours of release

During the IMSI procedure:

  1. A healthy egg is chosen and placed in a glass container containing hyaluronidase
  2. Sperms are placed in a medium which will slow their movement, which enables picking a good sperm for fertilization
  3. The dual advantage of this is that in addition to a high success rate of fertilization, the quality of the embryo is also assured 

    If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a gynaecologist.

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My son age 20 yrs suffering from chronic pancreatitis and diabetes. At present he is taking insulin twice a day 18 units and 14 units respectively My questions is can he take tablets to reduce the dose of insulin?

Endocrinologist, Srinagar
Certain drugs can be given but insulin is best and harmless. 18and14 is not big dose if his sugars are controlled.
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Diabetes - The Ayurvedic Remedies!

MD - Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lucknow
Diabetes - The Ayurvedic Remedies!

When the sugar concentration in the blood increases suddenly and unreasonably, the resulting condition is known as diabetes. Sugar or glucose is generally used in order to provide much needed energy to our bodies. But when the pancreas dysfunctions, it leads to a problem in the insulin production. As a result, glucose or sugar gets directly absorbed into the blood, instead of getting absorbed by insulin. And this leads to the condition of diabetes.

Diabetes Treatment in Ayurveda
For Ayurvedic treatment of diabetes, the first step is usually dietary planning and lifestyle change. Adopting a more active lifestyle, and a healthy, balanced diet low on sugars and starches, is a must. You must begin by avoiding sugars in all forms. This means you will have to get rid of rice, potatoes, white bread, sugar coated cereals, bananas, colocasia and much more. Add a lot of green leafy vegetables to your diet to improve your nutritional status and metabolism. In addition to these, also add some herbs to your diet. Ayurvedic herbs that act as natural medicine for diabetes include turmeric, bitter gourd, gurmar leaves, bael, fenugreek and many more.

Apart from diabetes Ayurvedic treatment, you could also practice yoga, which can help you improve your health. Several yogic asanas help massage your internal organs so that they are healthier and can function much better. Some of the asanas are especially beneficial for the pancreas, which produces insulin. You may have to make some changes to your lifestyle as well. For starters, you will have to maintain a more active lifestyle. You will also have to avoid sleeping in the daytime. Avoid smoking and consuming alcohol and take extra care of your feet.

As an ancient science based on lifestyle related treatment methods that include herbs, massages and life changing tweaks, Ayurveda also provides various methods of managing this ailment. Here's how!

  1. Bitter Gourd: Known as an ingredient that is rich in antioxidants, this can be consumed to take care of diabetes. You will need to first remove the peel of at least four to five bitter gourds before crushing them to create a paste. This paste has to be put through a sieve so that the juice of the gourds can be extracted. You will then have to drink this juice every morning, on an empty stomach.
  2. Cinnamon: From treating coughs and colds to diabetes and other serious ailments, this is a wonder spice that can be found in most Indian kitchens. You can start by boiling a litre of water and letting it simmer on the gas for about twenty minutes. Thereafter, you can add three teaspoons of cinnamon powder to this simmering water. Strain this mixture and drink the entire batch every day to clear out the toxins.
  3. Fenugreek Seeds: For this, you will need to take about four to five tablespoons of fenugreek seeds. These will have to be soaked in a glass of water or about 250ml of water, overnight. In the morning, the softened seeds will need to be crushed before the mixture is strained. The water that escapes should be collected and ingested every day for a period of two months.
  4. Turmeric: Turmeric is a powerful and well-known ingredient that is used for curing and managing many ailments. You will need to mix about half a teaspoon of turmeric powder with one teaspoon of amla powder as well as half a tablespoon of methi seeds or fenugreek seeds powder. This concoction will have to mixed in half a glass of water and taken daily on an empty stomach. This can be used by patients suffering from heart ailments as well.
  5. Diet: Cereals like ragi, corn, kulit, green millet, and barley are known to beneficial for patients suffering from diabetes. Leafy greens are also a must for such patients along with protein-rich foods like soya beans. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an ayurveda.
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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
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 diabetic 2, 65 years old, taking medicine want to confirm that beer consumption is harmful if taken occasionally or red/white wine is good for weight loss as indicated in your article.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Mr. lybrate-user Singh, Alcohol in any form is bad for health in normal as well as in individuals with diabetes. Thanks.
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Can we get down blood sugar level naturally, I have stopped taking medicine now my sugar level is 250 in pasting pls advise.

Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Diabetes is alifetime issue pl dotstop medication as the lev ls are serious and the medication will delay/prevent further cardiac renal issues in future and you are advnced stage of dm.
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I am a male aged 65. I was diagnosed diabetic. Recently I got my diabetic level tested. Fasting 302 and after lunch it was 475. I showed this report to our Doctor. I was prescribed medicine Diamicron Mr. 30 which was later upgrted to Diamicron 60. After one week again I got my blood tested. This time Fasting was 280 and after lunch 302. I go for morning walk daily and do some exercise too. Kindly advise me what to do bring down my sugar level.

Ayurveda, Bangalore
HI, Continue with your medication, diet and exercise.It will take some time to bring down the sugar levels to normalcy. The medicines being administered to you is acting in your body. Keep testing the blood and urine sugar levels weekly and go for follow ups with the doctor regularly.
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I am diabetes patient. Not take any medicine. Please tell me what food, fruits I can eat.

PG Dip Diet, B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Kolkata
Now a days, no foods are restricted for diabetics unless its high calorie and empty of nutrients. You are needed to just have a daily balanced diet. So, go to your dietician and get a customized diet chart according to your needs and follow them with physical exercise, meditation or yoga, healthy life-style. Your problem will be solved without any medicine.
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My mother has sugar and bp problem and age 56 years please suggest how to control both. Also suggest for diet

General Physician (AM)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Chandigarh
Try eatng lots of garlic. If u cant have it get it homeopathically allium sativum,(homeo) crataegus (biochemic) kali dichrom, bio combination number 7, (homeo) gymnema sylvester, syzygium jambolanum. Its for diabetes.
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Does all the sugars like glucose, Fructose, sucrose, lactose etc are equally bad for diabetic patients? Does all the fruits contain same sugars and only their qty differs, making only few fruits suitable for these patients?

Diabetologist, Hyderabad
Dear lybrate-user stop 7 fruits mango grapes banana custart apple pine apple jack fruit & sapota except these you can enjoy others.
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I have problem with joint pain and the uric acid in my blood is 10 how can I reduce it ?

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
Avoid non veg diet, alcohol, pulses, peas cauliflower, mush room etc. consult physician for medication and detail examination.
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