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Dr. Suresh Mehtalia Dhirajlal  - Endocrinologist, Mumbai

Dr. Suresh Mehtalia Dhirajlal

MBBS, MD - General Medicine

Endocrinologist, Mumbai

53 Years Experience
Dr. Suresh Mehtalia Dhirajlal MBBS, MD - General Medicine Endocrinologist, Mumbai
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Dr. Suresh Mehtalia Dhirajlal is one of the best Endocrinologists in Dadar East, Mumbai. He has been a practicing Endocrinologist for 53 years. He has completed MBBS, MD - General Medicine . He is currently associated with Mehtalia Clinic in Dadar East, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Suresh Mehtalia Dhirajlal on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College and Hospital, Navi Mumbai - 1964
MD - General Medicine - Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College and Hospital, Navi Mumbai - 1968
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As I am diabetic and doing workout and bodybuilding, help me to decide which supplement is good for me my sugar level in fasting is 137 and after fasting is 158. I am a beginner and my age is 27.

MBBS, MD - Medicine
General Physician, Delhi
As I am diabetic and doing workout and bodybuilding, help me to decide which supplement is good for me my sugar level...
Your sugars r perfect. You can take any whey protein. Exercise only wen your sugar is under control.
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Doctor I am a diabetic patient. My sugar level goes always high so what should I do to control it.

MBBS, MD - Medicine
General Physician, Delhi
Doctor I am a diabetic patient. My sugar level goes always high so what should I do to control it.
Increase thirst, increased frequency of urination are some initial symptoms of diabetes but it can vary from being completely asymptomatic to non specific symptoms like weakness, tingling in feet, dry mouth, blurry vision, burning during urination. You need to follow a healthy lifestyle to prevent such metabolic diseases. Type 1 usually occurs at younger age due to insulin deficiency and treated with insulin injections. Type 2 usually in adults due to insulin resistance and treated with oral medicines.
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My mother is been suffering from hypothyroidism from last 20 years. Is this disease curable?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
My mother is been suffering from hypothyroidism from last 20 years. Is this disease curable?
it is control by medicines and life style, diet. take iodine -rich meals, banana, intake at least 8 glass of water in day. eat more fiber rich foods, coconut oil, green tea, tyrosine -rich foods, low fat milk, avoid soya - products, go for walk daily, do exercises---yoga. It can reduced over weight.
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Hi My mother has diabetes but now it is not coming under 170 -180 fasting with all the heavy medicine intake. Now doctor consult us basalog insulin injection. Please suggest insulin injections are safe or not or we should go for another option. Thank you.

Endocrinologist, Kolkata
Hi My mother has diabetes but now it is not coming under 170 -180 fasting with all the heavy medicine intake.
Now doc...
Insulin are very much safe. To reduce the fasting plasma glucose value the basal insulin you have mentioned is very much needed. Pl follow your doctors prescription. Wish you good health.
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This is Basudeb Paul. My mother is diabetes patient. How She will be cure? Now Fasting report is 190.

MBBS, MD, FAIIDR
Diabetologist, Vadodara
This is Basudeb Paul. My mother is diabetes patient. How She will be cure? Now Fasting report is 190.
It is difficult to cure diabetes. Research is going on to find cure for diabetes. But definitely one can reduce dosage of medicines by following proper diet, doing regular exercise and following other advise given by the doctor. Your mother's fasting sugar is high, it needs to get control, so consult your doctor first.
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Homeopathic Remedies for Thyroid Problems

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Sexologist, Hyderabad
Homeopathic Remedies for Thyroid Problems

The thyroid gland is a stand out among the most important organs in the body. It is an organ with an extensive impact. It is one of the hormone-creating, endocrine organs, which fundamentally control the rate at which the body's different systems and organs work. It affects vitality levels, immunity, regulation of sugar and is the general controller of development, growth and metabolism of the entire body. During embryonic life, the thyroid gland moves downwards from the pharynx (portion of the throat which affects both digestion and respiration) to its position underneath the Adam's apple.

There are a number of remedies that are capable of treating the thyroid problems. Since homeopathy aims at treating the root cause of the problems, the treatment is stretched over a longer period of time. Additionally, homeopathy functions by stimulating the natural healing capabilities of the body. Some of the commonly used homeopathic treatments for thyroid diseases include Fucus vesiculosus, Calcarea carb, Iodine, Bromium, Lycopus, Calcarea phos, Lapis albus and Spongia. Some of them are discussed below:

  1. Fucus vesiculosus: Commonly known as Bladderwrack or sea kelp, this is a rich source of Iodine. The homeopathic medication utilizes the entire plant and is available in many dosage forms such as tablet, tincture and capsule. It helps in stimulating the production of thyroid hormones. It can be used to treat hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid gland), hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid gland) and cysts.
  2. Iodine and Bromium: The homeopathic form of Iodine is called Iodum and it is prepared from iodate salts extracted from seaweed. Diversion from the optimum levels of iodine in the body causes thyroid problems. Homeopaths recommend Iodum for treating thyroid problems. Similar characteristics are exhibited by Bromium, which is a homeopathic form of bromine.
  3. Lycopus: The entire flowering plant of Bugleweed is used to prepare Lycopus. It is recommended for treatment of hyperthyroidism and cysts.
  4. Calcarea Carbonica: Calcarea Carbonica is a Homeopathic medicine which is regarded as one of the best homeopathic remedies for thyroid problems. It is highly recommended for hypothyroid patients who experience excessive sweating on head. It is also utilized for hypothyroidism afflicted patients having certain peculiar eating habits such as boiled egg cravings, desire for indigestible things such as pencils, chalk, lime, etc. This homeopathic medicine can also help in relieving constipation in patients having thyroid disorders. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor.


 

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I am 62 years old and am diabetic for more than 20 years now & it under control with tablets. I have lost about 7 kgs over the years & now I am 57 to 58 kgs. I want to put on my lost 7 kgs, as all of them telling me that I have lost much weight & I look sick kindly advice.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am 62 years old and am diabetic for more than 20 years now & it under control with tablets. I have lost about 7 kgs...
Diabetes is grave disease affecting all organs and you have to control it meticulously. Check fbs, 2hr ppbs and hba1c send to me, privtely for personal guidance.
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I have a problem with high uric acid. Why does this occur? I am 57 years old, very fit, row, run and swim 4 days a week.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
uric acid causes 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, dried peas, 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.
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Pls explain the male psychology about love and relationships. My relationship is on the verge. Still my bf blames Me that m the at fault but actually he is at fault. He tells my friends he knows his mistakes but in front of Me he behaves different. And whenever I try to cut off and ignore. He chases me. And then feels v bad about it that how could I leave him. Still he goes with is friends only and those are the ones who criticise about me a lot.I'M much confused. Pls help me to make everything smooth like before. Or help me about how can I forget things and move on. I'M 20.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
Pls explain the male psychology about love and relationships. My relationship is on the verge. Still my bf blames Me ...
Dear lybrate user, this is typical in a couple relationship. This happens because the boy and the girl belong to completely different families which have different values and beliefs. Both - the boy and the girl have certain expectations from their partner, which is a result of their own perception. When these expectations are not met, the problems in the relationship starts. It is advisable that either, you both or at least you yourself need to consult a counsellor for pri- marital counselling. The counsellor will do the needful. Please seek professional help, before getting married, irrespective of whether you remain in the same relationship or you want to move on.
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We received the test report today for my wife of t3 t4 and tsh T3 is 92, t4 is 5.7 and tsh is 7.43. Currently she is taking 25 MCG thyronorm tablets daily. So please suggest your opinion.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bangalore
We received the test report today for my wife of t3 t4 and tsh
T3 is 92, t4 is 5.7 and tsh is 7.43. Currently she is ...
Dear Sir Your wife's test report are near normal. Please continue Tab. Thyronorm 25 mcg as suggested by your doctor. As it is deficiency of hormone so thyroxine is necessary to keep it in balance. Don't worry at all as it doesn't have any side effects. But please do check Thyroid profile once in 3 month to titrate your medicine.
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My sugar levels are as follows: 1) glucose (sugar) fasting: 274. 1 2) glucose (sugar) pp: 339. 3 kindly suggest some trusted homeopathic medication and advice.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Homoeopathic treatment syzizium jambolanum q, cephlandra indica q, gymnema sylvestra q (all 3 sbl lab) 30 ml each. Now mix all the 3 medicines in a 100 ml bottle. We get 90 ml of the medicine. Start taking 20 drops of this combination in 20 ml fresh water 3 times a day 15 minutes before meals. Vincetoxicum (adel) 20 drops in 1 glass fresh water early morning empty stomach eat little at a time every 2-3 hourly. Don? t eat too much at a time brisk morning walk for 30 minutes regularly.
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My mother has diabetes from around 20 years, she is under insulin and regular medication, nd she also maintains her diet and also goes to walking at least for an hour a day! But still her sugar levels are very high, its around 200 for fasting nd 400 for post prondel, what should be done?

Dietitian/Nutritionist
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
My mother has diabetes from around 20 years, she is under insulin and regular medication, nd she also maintains her d...
For reduction of fasting sugar lever first of all reduched your dinner. It should be only 250 gram carbohydrate and lots of salad and increase your insulin level and for your post prandial to have lots of fiber rich breakfast. 1 medium bowl ots, wheat flakes, egg white, 2 toast.
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I am 42 years old male suffering from sugar, hepititis b, constipation, gastic, piles, snoring problems and suffering from some sexual problems also as-early discharge, small penis in length, low hardness in libido, low length in sexual time. Do not convince my partner in sex.

MBBS (Gold Medalist, Hons), MS (Obst and Gynae- Gold Medalist), DNB (Obst and Gynae), Fellow- Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (ACOG, USA), FIAOG
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
Get medical help. Sex counseling may solve the problem. Also we need to check you to make sure that you don' t have any serious disease causing these problems.
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Is there a genuine way to cure diabetes, if yes then what will be the way to cure it please guide me I am really tensed?

CCP, MBA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Karnal
Is there a genuine way to cure diabetes, if yes then what will be the way to cure it please guide me I am really tensed?
Diabetes mellitus can be easily managed with dietary modification, lifestyle & ayurvedic medicine. First undergo vaman karma at a panchakarma centre near you and take rasayan medicine for 3 months. After that take light food, min. 6 hrs gap between meals, take a maximum of 1 ltr liquids in 24 hrs. Take a mixture of trifala, haldi, daruhaldi 1 tsf daily night.
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Hi doctor. I am diabetics for last 12-13 years and on medicines for last 4-5 years. But my fasting sugar is 210 despite the fact that I m walking almost 3-3. 5 km every day either in morning or evening. I m taking diapride m2 twice a day and voglinorm. 2 mg in morning after meal. Also in last couple of months 3rd time I m infected with uti. Kindly advise.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I will advise you to take homoeopathic medicine along with nd according to best of my knowledge your fasting sugar must improve along with your urine infection. Uranium nitricum 1x (wilmar schwabe india) 1 tab 3 times a day direct chew. Report after 1 month.
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Hi Doctors, One of my friend is suffering from diabetes. We consulted lot of doctors but no luck. Before fasting Sugar level is around 160 and after fasting its going around 300. Please suggest some remedies. 1) Can she take walnuts? 2) what and all can be done to control? Please advice.

BHMS
Homeopath,
Hi Doctors,
One of my friend is suffering from diabetes. We consulted lot of doctors but no luck. Before fasting Suga...
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. Your freind needs to take homoeopathic mother tincture gymnema sylvestra q, 30 drops, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water. Also he should walk at least 1 hour daily without any interval. Also he should to take a low carbohydrate rich diet. He should avoid rice, sweet dishes, fruits, cold drinks, fast foods, alcoholic beverages, potato etc.
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Know Everything About Hypothyroidism

MBBS, MRCGP ( UK), Diploma in Diabetes (UK), DFSRH (UK), DRCOG (UK)
Endocrinologist, Hyderabad
Know Everything About Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland is not producing the thyroid hormones adequately. This is a fairly common condition.

What is thyroid gland?

The thyroid gland is a small butterfly-shaped gland located just below Adam’s apple. It encircles the windpipe or the trachea. It is about 4 cms in height and weighs about 18 gms. This gland is responsible for the secretion of thyroid hormones. Hormones are chemicals produced by special glands like thyroid, adrenals, ovaries etc. They act as messengers and are carried by the blood to the various target organs.

What are the hormones produced by thyroid gland and what do they do?

The thyroid hormones are of two types – T3 (Tri iodo thyronine) and T4 (Thyroxine). These hormones are mainly responsible for the body’s metabolism - a process in which food is converted into energy in the cells. They influence growth and development and regulate various bodily functions which are mentioned below:

  • Heartbeat
  • Body temperature
  • Breathing
  • Body weight
  • Metabolism of fat
  • Menstrual cycles in females
  • Functioning of Nervous system
  • Digestion
  • Burning calories etc.

What is Hypothyroidism?

Inadequate production of hormones by the thyroid gland is termed as hypothyroidism. This is also called Underactive thyroid state. Hypothyroidism can make the body’s development to slow down and reduces metabolism rates.

What are the causes of Hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism can be caused by a number of factors:

  1. Hashimoto's thyroiditis: This is the commonest cause. This is an autoimmune disorder (normally body’s defence system fight against external infections. In autoimmune disorder the defence system attacks the healthy cells of the body by mistake). In Hashimoto’s thyroiditis the immune system/defence system produces antibodies that attack the thyroid gland and destroy it.
  2. Iodine deficiency in diet. For the production of thyroid hormones iodine is very important. The body does not produce iodine normally, so it needs to be supplemented from outside. Iodine is mainly present in the food we eat. It is mainly present in shellfish, salt-water fish, eggs, dairy products. If a person does not eat iodine rich foods, he may end up with iodine deficiency leading to hypothyroidism. Currently, this causative factor is on the decline due to government initiative of table salt with iodine.
  3. Surgery: Surgery to remove thyroid gland (for e.g. thyroid cancer treatment, overactive thyroid etc.)
  4. Radiation to the neck (to treat cancer in the neck area): The thyroid gland cells are damaged due to the radiation.
  5. Treatment with radioactive iodine: This treatment is used for managing hyperthyroidism/overactive thyroid, where the thyroid gland produces excessive thyroid hormones. One of the treatment modalities is by radioactive iodine. Sometimes this radiotherapy destroys normal functioning cells which lead to hypothyroidism.
  6. Certain medicines: Certain medicines used to treat heart conditions, cancer, psychiatric conditions etc. – for e.g. amiodarone, lithium, interleukin-2, interferon-alpha.
  7. Pregnancy: Pregnancy (the reason is unclear but it has been noticed that the thyroid may get inflamed after delivery – this is called Postpartum thyroiditis.
  8. Damage to the pituitary gland: Pituitary gland is a gland which is present in the brain. It produces a hormone called TSH (Thyroxine-Stimulating hormone).The TSH tells the thyroid gland how much thyroid hormone it should make. If the levels of thyroid hormone in the blood are low, then the TSH will stimulate the thyroid gland to produce more Thyroid hormone.
  9. Hypothalamus disorders: This is an organ in the brain. This produces a hormone called TRH (Thyrotropin Releasing Hormone) which acts on the Pituitary gland to secrete TSH. So any disorder of Pituitary gland will indirectly effect the production and secretion of Thyroid hormones. These are very rare disorders.
  10. Congenital thyroid defects: Some babies are born with thyroid problems. This is due to the thyroid not being developed normally during pregnancy. Sometimes the thyroid gland does not function normal. This can be identified by screening for thyroid disorders in the first week after delivery. This is usually by a blood test using a small drop of blood from the baby’s heel.

What are the different types of hypothyroidism?

One classification is based on whether the defect is with the thyroid gland or not:

  1. Primary hypothyroidism: The problem is in the thyroid gland itself and thus there is reduced production /secretion of thyroid hormones.
  2. Secondary hypothyroidism: Here the problem is with the Pituitary gland or the Hypothalamus. This results in abnormal production of TSH or TRH, which indirectly leads to less production and secretion of thyroid hormones.

Another classification is based on the symptoms and levels of the thyroid hormones and TSH:

  1. Overt hypothyroidism: Here the patient is having the symptoms. Further the T3/T4 are low and TSH is high
  2. Subclinical hypothyroidism: Here patient may or may not have symptoms. The T3/T4 levels are normal but TSH is high. In this situation the patient is at an increased risk of developing overt hypothyroidism in the future especially if he has Thyroid peroxidase antibodies on testing.

Who are at risk of developing Hypothyroidism?

  1. Women have a higher risk of suffering from hypothyroidism than men.
  2. Older people are at increased risk.
  3. People suffering from other autoimmune diseases like Coeliac disease, Type-1 Diabetes Mellitus, Vitiligo, Pernicious anemia, Multiple sclerosis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Addison’s disease etc.
  4. People with psychiatric conditions such as bipolar disorder
  5. People with Chromosomal abnormalities like Down syndrome, Turners syndrome also have a high risk of suffering from hypothyroidism.

What are the symptoms of hypothyroidism?

Symptoms vary from person to person. They may also mimic other conditions and hence be difficult to diagnose. Symptoms may also develop very slowly over a span of moths-years. Some of the characteristic symptoms of this disease are:

  1. Depression
  2. Constipation
  3. Hair loss
  4. Dry hair
  5. Dryness of the skin
  6. Tiredness
  7. Body pains
  8. Fluid retention in the body
  9. Irregular menstrual cycles
  10. Increased sensitivity to cold
  11. Reduced heart rate
  12. Increase in size of the thyroid gland – called Goitre. This is due to constant stimulation of the thyroid gland by TSH.
  13. Weight gain
  14. Carpal tunnel syndrome
  15. Hoarse voice
  16. Infertility
  17. Loss of libido/sex drive
  18. Confusion or memory problems especially in the elderly

What are the symptoms to look for in a baby if you suspect hypothyroidism?

Infants suffering from congenital hypothyroidism may show no symptoms or exhibit signs of excessive drowsiness, cold hands, cold feet, constipation, hoarse cry, poor growth or absent growth, poor appetite, bloating of abdomen, puffiness of face, swollen tongue, persistent jaundice.

How to diagnose hypothyroidism?

Blood tests:

  1. TSH: This hormone is made in the pituitary gland and it stimulates the thyroid gland to produce thyroxine. If the thyroxine levels are low in the blood, the pituitary gland produces and secretes more TSH into the blood to act on the thyroid gland to produce more thyroxine. A raised TSH level indicates hypothyroidism. Other tests are not usually necessary unless a rare cause of hypothyroidism.
  2. T4: A low level of thyroxine indicates hypothyroidism.
  3. T3: these levels are generally not needed to diagnose hypothyroidism
  4. Anti-Thyroid peroxidase antibodies (anti-TPO antibodies) or Anti- thyroglobulin antibodies are present in 90-95% of patient with autoimmune thyroiditis.
  5. Other blood tests include Creatinine Kinase, Serum Lipids, Complete blood picture etc.
  6. Ultrasound of the neck is done if the patient presents with a thyroid swelling.

What is the treatment of hypothyroidism?

Overt hypothyroidism is treated by synthetic Thyroxin hormone which should be taken every day on an empty stomach at least 30 – 45 minutes before breakfast. The treatment is continued for the rest of the patient’s life. Regular thyroid function tests are done once every 8 weeks-12 weeks to adjust the dose of the thyroxine in the initial period of diagnosis. Once the thyroxine dose is stabilised, the tests can be done even once a year. This treatment is quite effective.

Sub-clinical hypothyroidism is only treated if the patient is a woman and is contemplating pregnancy, in patients with symptoms or if the TSH is quite high.

What are the side-effects of thyroxine medication?

There are few side effects if any. Most people tolerate these medications quite well. An important consideration before starting medication is to check if the patient has chest pain/angina. These people are started on the least available dose. If these patients are started on a higher dose they notice a worsening of their angina pains.

Side effects mainly occur if the thyroxine dose is high which leads to hyperthyroidism. The symptoms of this could be palpitations 9increased heart beat), weight loss, profuse sweating, anxiety, irritability etc.

There are some tablets which increase with thyroxine tablets. These include carbamazepine, iron supplements, calcium supplements, rifampicin, phenytoin, warfarin etc.

What are the complications of hypothyroidism?

If untreated hypothyroidism can lead to:

  • Heart problems like heart attack due to increased levels of bad cholesterol like LDL, or heart failure due to fluid retention
  • Obesity
  • Infertility
  • Joint pains
  • Depression
  • A pregnant woman with hypothyroidism is at increased risk of giving birth to a baby with congenital hypothyroidism, also known as cretinism. Further, the woman may have pregnancy related complications like pre-eclampsia, premature delivery, low birth weight baby, anemia, post-partum haemorrhage (bleeding after delivery) etc.
  • Myxoedema is another complication where the patient has extremely low levels of thyroid hormone. The body temperature drops drastically making the person lose consciousness or go into a coma. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an endocrinologist.
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After intercourse with my wife, skin at the edge of my penis, getting cracks and atleast for one week i am suffering with wound of cracks. I am diabetic for the past 14 years and taking 105 units of INSUGEN R and Lantus 44 units per day. My blood sugar levels at fasting is 204mg/dl.

MBBS, MD - General Medicine
General Physician, Delhi
This is seen in quite nos of patients . It is called as ballanitis . ONE REASON BEING UNCONTROLLED SUGAR U may need a short course of antibiotics and topical application
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I am suffering from type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol and severe itching since almost 10 years. For diabetes I started with glycomet gp1 once daily, which is now increased to twice daily along with 500mg metformin in the night. I am worried since the dosage of medicine is increasing after every 2 years. Also, for itching I am taking anti-histamines. Also, I am feeling quite weak nowadays. Is there any better medicine or permanant cure?

PGDD, RD, Bachelor of Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
For a diabetic it is best advised to have a diet planned as per the sugar levels, lifestyle and history. Also weakness could be due to over restriction of foods. Diabetes is like a state of starvation for the body. It is not about restrictions but about a balanced intake of all foods. Though you can follow some guidelines - have small frequent meals. Do not fast for more than 2-3 hours. Avoid a very heavy meal at one time. Avoid fruit juices, aerated drinks or sugarcane juice, honey, jaggery or sugar. Fruits should be had as a mid meal. Avoid junk foods. Exercise and stay active. Do not attempt to try out too many remedies as you could go into hypoglycaemia. Sleep well. It's all a matter of discipline.
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I am a Diabetic patient, so please suggest me how will I get cure. Please please please.

PGDD, RD, Bachelor of Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I am a Diabetic patient, so please suggest me how will I get cure. Please please please.
Hye, thanks for the query. For a diabetic it is best advised to have a diet planned as per the sugar levels, lifestyle and history. Though you can follow some guidelines - you need to start medication initially to bring down sugar levels. The sugar levels will fluctuate depending on what you ate or did not eat, stress levels and activity levels. You have to try and manage a balanced carb intake. Have small frequent meals. Do not fast for long hours. You have to eat 3 main and 3 mid meals. Your diet must include whole grains, seasonal fruits, vegetables, small amounts of nuts and dairy and pulses or dals or lean meats like chicken or fish and egg. Starchy vegetables need to be planned into the diet. Avoid a very heavy meal at one time. Avoid fruit juices, aerated drinks or sugarcane juice, honey, jaggery or sugar. Avoid junk foods. Exercise and stay active. Avoid exercise if sugar levels are above 250mg/dl. Do not attempt to try out too many remedies as you could go into hypoglycaemia. Sleep well. It's all a matter of discipline.
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