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Dr. Suresh Mehtalia Dhirajlal  - Endocrinologist, Mumbai

Dr. Suresh Mehtalia Dhirajlal

MBBS, MD - General Medicine

Endocrinologist, Mumbai

54 Years Experience
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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 54 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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English
Hindi
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Maharastra Medical Council
Indian Medical Association (IMA)

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She is diabetic ,suffer from constipation and acidity, recently too much hair falling has started ,what should we do to Control.

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She is diabetic ,suffer from constipation and acidity, recently too much hair falling has started ,what should we do ...
Let's concentrate on acidity as at 57 years hail fall may not be so problematic. Good bland and nutritious food with plenty fiber and water. If required homeopathy medicine can be asked.
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My father suffering from diabetic, what is possibility for me. And how can I prevent. I exercise regularly. Not eating too much sugar.

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My father suffering from diabetic, what is possibility for me. And how can I prevent. I exercise regularly. Not eatin...
Mr. Lybrate-user, t2 dm is a disease that is hereditary. If one of the parents have then 50 % of the children are likely to get it. If both parents are diabetic then 75% chance of getting the disease. Fortunately t2 dm is a preventable disease. By adapting a modified lifestyle like regular exercising, maintaining normal body weight, taking a healthy balanced diet, refraining from smoking and alcohol keeps one away from diabetes.
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Sir just now I gone diabetic test profile.in that I got creatinine level 1.12 and .is this a sign of kidney problem.

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Sir just now I gone diabetic test profile.in that I got creatinine level 1.12 and .is this a sign of kidney problem.
It is boderline high. Increase in creatinine is indicative of reduced kidney functions. You should avoid taking medicine without doctor's advise. If diabetic keep your blood sugar under control and follow advise of your doctor. Get your kidney function test done regularly.
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What to do for high tsh level as I take medicine for too long but no signs of cure.

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What to do for high tsh level as I take medicine for too long but no signs of cure.
Hello Dear, By taking thyroxine you can control your thyroid problem but you won't be clear out the problem. So continue to take thyroxine and consult your endocrinologist he Will examine and treat you accordingly. Take care.
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My wife got thyroid /lack of vitamin D WHILE pregnancy due to which her full body swollen while pregnancy, after pregnancy after takin vit D tablets vit D recovered but still thyroid is there she is taking since after delivery (7 months) still she suffering pain in her joints /legs some days.

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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 consult doctor on time. you can take tab. dolo 650mg sos for pain.
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A New Approach To Diabetics

MS ENT AND HEAD AND NECK SURGERY, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, PG Diploma in Diabetes & General Medicine, certficate in thyroid disorders
ENT Specialist, Thrissur
A New Approach To Diabetics

Roti, rice and diabetes

Without controlling the sugar that goes through your mouth, trying to control the blood sugar with injections and tablets is utter nonsense. Throw away your roti and rice, sir!’ the bank manager was taken aback, did not expect this harsh comment from me. Here is the full story.

 He was my distant relative, had come to invite me for a family function. He had been a diabetic for the past 15 years. Recently there was an increase in his blood urea and creatinine levels suggestive of ongoing damage to the kidneys. He requested me to suggest a good nephrologist for the same. 

‘I am following my doctor’s advice religiously. Taking the drugs very regularly. I walk daily and am on a proper diet. Yet, why does this happen?’

‘is your sugar level under control?’

‘Hmmm. Reasonably. It is about 220 to 250 or so…’

‘That means, it is not under control’

‘The number of injections or tablets you take doesn’t count at all. If the blood sugar is not under control, you will have problems in your kidneys, eyes and even your nerves’.
 
That is what I am worried about. I don’t understand what’s happening. I just eat one or two rotis or idlis in the morning, some rice as lunch and one or two chappatis for supper. I avoid all fatty food’

‘Who told you that this is the right thing to do?’

‘You have to reduce the sugar in the diet. The amount of visible sugar used for tea or coffee is not that large. But most of the hidden sugar is in your staple food, rice or wheat, which are heavily loaded with sugars’’

‘What. Rice and wheat are bad for me?’

‘‘Undoubtedly. Without controlling the sugar that goes through your mouth, trying to control the sugar in your blood by injections and tablets is foolish. Abandon your rice and rotis, sir. Right now.’

 

‘But, my doctor said wheat is better for me…isn’t it true?’

‘Rice or wheat, sugar is the major ingredient, forming about 80-90%. Is your wife diabetic?’

‘No’

‘Both of you are eating the same diet. Her sugar level is normal, because her body is metabolizing the sugar well. Your body does not know how to handle the sugar, hence blood sugar increases. It is as simple as that’

‘I am not sure if I understood well…….’

‘Suppose somebody is allergic to fish, what would you advice? avoid fish, isn't it. Or, would you advice him to take anti allergic drugs and eat fish? apply the same here. Your body is not able to handle the sugars. So, you have to give as less sugar as possible. Instead, you feed mainly on sugary foods and expect the body to behave well. Is it logical?’

‘Oh…getting your point doctor. So, what kind of food should I take?’

‘Take those which are rich in protein and fat’

‘What, you are advising me to take fat? are you serious?’

‘Ok. Just listen. When we say balanced diet, it should contain 50-60% carbohydrates, 15-20% protein and 15-20% fat. But the current diet pattern in the entire world, especially in india, has nearly 85% as carbohydrates. Because of the unjustifiable fear on the fat, we have replaced it with carbs. This is one of the most important reason for so many obese and diabetic patients in our country’

‘I don’t get you, doctor’

‘What happens when you eat roti or rice? they are converted to sugars. Body cannot save sugar as such. It has to be either used and burnt or it would be converted to fat and saved. Most of the bad cholesterol in the blood is derived from sugars. If a person is fat, its all derived from high sugar intake and not fat intake’

‘Oh. What should I do doctor?’

‘Simple. Reduce carbs and include fat so that it makes at least 30% of your calories. We can’t avoid carbs. I am going to ask you to eat lot of greens, vegetables, fruits, milk products, lentils, pulses etc. All of these have carbs. However, they are complex carbohydrates, will be absorbed more slowly into the body. Moreover you can’t eat them in large amounts as you do with rice and roti’

If we avoid rice and roti, what else to eat doctor, nothing!’

Take a full bowl of greens for lunch, a lot of cooked or uncooked vegetables and good quantity of curd’

Is it possible for anyone to follow this diet?’

Quiet. I am neither diabetic nor obese. Yet, I am following this eating pattern. If you have doubts, feel free to open my lunch box and check it out’

What about dinner?’

Today you take eggs. Only eggs, nothing else. It could be two or three. Tomorrow some panneer curry. Third day any other vegetable or a bowl of fruits. Do you want to eat fish or chicken? fine, take as much as you can, say 250-300g. But, you have to eat only that, no question of having roti/chappati or rice. You can plan any dish that suits you. To put it simply, whatever you have been eating as side-dish till now should become the main dish.

Will this satisfy our calory- needs?’

Yes, it will. And will also bring in lots of vitamins and minerals. Because you are forced to avoid rice and roti, you will eat good amount of greens, eggs, dhals, fruits and vegetables. The dishes which we discussed for dinner can be taken as lunch and vice versa’

What about break fast?’

You could take your coffee with a spoon of butter added to it. Take one or two eggs or some fruit or some nuts like badam. Or just take curd as much as you can. You can design yourself, there is no hard and fast rule. In case you are taking idli / dosa or roti, take as less as possible but with added ghee or butter’

You are telling everything just the opposite of what I do. I am really afraid….’

In that case, we can stop this discussion’

No…no…please go ahead. What about oils?’

‘most of the oils are good for the body, provided the foods prepared from the oil are taken fresh. Use the oil of the soil. We, tamilians should use gingely oil, our kerala friends should use coconut oil. These oils are safe for deep frying too. So, don’t worry in taking fried items whether it is vegetarian or non-vegetarian. Light oils like sunflower oil and other vegetable oils get denatured when heating. Hence avoid these oils. However, any oil in any fried item, if stored, is not good. So, things like chips, murukku and for that matter anything fried and crispy should be taken only once in a while. Many have the habit of storing that at home and taking regularly which is very dangerous’

But, will these be enough? what if I feel hungry?’

You can feel free to eat any amount of natural foods to fill up your stomach. All nuts, cucumber, carrots, plain coconut kernel etc can be taken anytime. These foods can be stored in multiple small boxes and should be readily available at home and at work place’

What about breads, biscuits and oats?’

Throw them away’

Hmm…let me see.’

He left appearing reasonably satisfied with my advice on diet. However, he returned within two days. This time, his wife had accompanied him. 

Doctor, I told her everything. But she thinks I am lying.’

This is natural. For the past 50 years or so, we have ingrained so much of wrong information about the food that our mind will not easily accept if someone tries to challenge the long held beliefs. However, my task was easier with her as she had already listened from her husband. They met the nephrologist and got some advice for his kidney problems and left, only to come back 10 days later.

Sorry sir. I am finding it very difficult. It does not suit me. I get constipated at times and I don’t get good sleep ever since I changed my diet’

Don’t be anxious over the results. It’s too early. Remember you don’t have a choice in this matter. Follow the diet for another 10-15 days. You’ll get used to it.’

He shook his head and went away. He was not seen for the next five months. Accidentally, I met him at a marriage function.

Doctor, my sugar levels are less than 200 now. My doctor has increased the insulin dosage. He also prescribed a costly medicine which is working very well’

It did not take a genius to guess that he was not following the diet regimen. 
‘sorry sir, I could not follow your advice. Your explanation was wonderful. But it does not suit me. I shared your advice with my doctor. He was shocked but that does not matter now. My blood-sugar is under control now. That alone matters.’

One of your medicines reduces the absorption of sugars. Another costly drug encourages the absorbed sugar to get excreted in the urine. Is there any logic in allowing you to take the sugars by mouth and then prevent its absorption at intestine and excrete it in the urine. You would be spending 20 rupees to eat and 200 rupees to get it out’

Even if you control your sugar level with injections and medicines, it does not reduce the chance of a heart attack or stroke’

Then what’s the big deal in reducing the sugar levels in blood? 
Why don’t you ask your doctor?’

My point is that if you reduce your blood sugar by by life style modifications and natural means, you can prevent a heart attack or a stroke.’

He was silent for a while and then took leave. His was not a one-off case. No amount of counseling can make the people change their diet patterns. 

Few months later, he visited me at my hospital. He appeared unhappy. 

‘recently I got re-evaluated. Sugars are slightly up. Salt levels are also on the rise. I am really worried about my kidneys. I don’t know what to do’

‘i repeat what I said earlier. Please change your diet pattern at least now.’

This time he had no other go. He was now ready to make a drastic change in his diet. I put him on to our hospital’s dietician for further guidance. 

I forgot about him. Four months later, I saw him in a mall. I wanted to avoid him. I vowed not to ask him about his health. I tried to move away. A few minutes later he came running to me. 

‘how are you doctor?’
‘hmm…’ it was a bland smile and a bland response. 
‘my wife saw you entering the mall. She insisted that I should see you. We have got an appointment with you this wednesday. You know something?’

I could see that the couple was happy.

‘Thank you very much doctor. I was forced to follow your advice. My sugar levels started coming down. In two months down the line I stopped insulin. My doctor was surprised. Yes, I did not tell him about my modified diet-plan as I was worried that he could potentially discourage me. 

I was just happily listening him. 

Doctor. You won’t believe this, doctor. Even the urea levels are coming down which I was told as irreversible earlier. I don’t know how to thank you. Looking forward to seeing you this wednesday with my latest lab reports.’

He folded his hands towards me and walked away. His wife stayed for a couple of seconds more, gave a thankful facial expression and left. That made my day. What else can make a physician happier than to see his patient getting healthier!

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I am checking my Blood at home on Accuchek Machine, Presently taken Glycomet 850 MG twice after taking breakfast and dinner but problem is that my fasting sugar coming correct i, e 100 and after taking BF/Dinner it will comes 240 (taking after dinner near to 2 hrs) kindly advice me, I will take glycomet GP1 or taking sugar test near 2 hrs early. Pls advice on this at the earliest. Thanks.

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I am checking my Blood at home on Accuchek Machine, Presently taken Glycomet 850 MG twice after taking breakfast and ...
Dear Please get fasting insulin, HbA1C,fastingvsugar in lab. I can suggest you acdiet plan and light exercise. This will help in long run Vm.
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I just have diagnosed diabetes. After blood sugar test the report is 190 on fasting 248 pp. I am scared. What to do?

MD - Medicine
General Physician, Delhi
I just have diagnosed diabetes. After blood sugar test the report is 190 on fasting 248 pp. I am scared. What to do?
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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Is diabetes completely curable by Ayurveda medicine? Is it possible? If yes then kindly tell me what?

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General Physician, Alappuzha
Is diabetes completely curable by Ayurveda medicine? Is it possible? If yes then kindly tell me what?
Definitesl diabetes cannot be fully cured by any system of medicine but can be kept in good control by diet, exercise and medicines.
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Sir, I am 26 years old, my weight is 74 kgs, my whole family have diabetes and I feel is that diabetes also touch me, it is so horror ible so please suggest me for it. please suggest me.

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Sir,   I am 26 years old, my weight is 74 kgs, my whole family have diabetes and I feel is that diabetes also touch m...
Important points to control diabetes: a) daily 30 min walk twice in a day b) eat right, no fast food, no oily food, no spicy food c) no rice, no potatoes d) add more vegetables and salad e) no alcohol, no smoking f) weekly monitoring of weight and bp g) blood investigations like lipid profile and hba1c
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