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Dr. Amar Raykantiwar - Diabetologist, Pune

Dr. Amar Raykantiwar

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D ( Diabetology), AFIH, DNB (F.MEDICINE), MBBS

Diabetologist, Pune

10 Years Experience  ·  200 at clinic  ·  ₹300 online
Dr. Amar Raykantiwar 92% (200 ratings) D ( Diabetology), AFIH, DNB (F.MEDICINE), MBBS Diabetologist, Pune
10 Years Experience  ·  200 at clinic  ·  ₹300 online
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Dr. Amar Raykantiwar is a renowned General Physician in Sinhagad Road, Pune. He has been a successful General Physician for the last 10 years. He is a qualified D ( Diabetology), AFIH, DNB (F.MEDICINE), MBBS. You can meet Dr. Amar Raykantiwar personally at Atarva Diabetes Care Centre in Sinhagad Road, Pune. Don?t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Amar Raykantiwar on Lybrate.com.

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Education
D ( Diabetology) - UK - 2015
AFIH - SION ,MUMBAI - 2013
DNB (F.MEDICINE) - Inlaks And Budharani - 2012
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MBBS - S.V.N.GMC, YAVATMAL - 2007
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Consultant Physician at SKN Medical College
Consultant Physician at Suburban Diagnostics
Physician at Apollo Hospital
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Physician at Inlaks And Budharani Hospital
Physician at SKNMC
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English
Hindi
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American Diabetes Association (ADA)
IDF
American Association of Endodontists

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Pre-Diabetic Symptoms - A Must to Know for All!

D ( Diabetology), AFIH, DNB (F.MEDICINE), MBBS
Diabetologist, Pune
Pre-Diabetic Symptoms - A Must to Know for All!

Before you are affected by diabetes, a condition known as pre-diabetes is experienced, which indicates that a person might develop diabetes soon. In case you have pre-diabetes, your blood sugar level will be higher than the usual, but not as much as during diabetes. The condition is called borderline diabetes. During pre-diabetes, the production of insulin hormone gets decreased. You are more likely to get heart diseases and a stroke because of pre-diabetes. 

Diagnosis There are three primary blood tests, which are used for the diagnosis of pre-diabetes: 

  1. Fasting plasma glucose test
    • You should not eat anything for eight hours before this blood test.
    • Blood sugar level is considered normal when it is less than 100.
    • If your blood sugar level is between 100 and 125, you are in the pre-diabetes stage.
    • If your blood sugar level is above 125, you are diagnosed with diabetes. 
  2. Oral glucose tolerance test
    • First, you need to have a fasting glucose test done and drink a sugary solution (75 gm glucose dissolve in water) after it.  After two hours, another blood test is taken. 
    • Blood sugar level is considered normal when it is lesser than 140. 
    • If your blood sugar level is between 140 and 199, you are in the pre-diabetes stage. 
    • If your blood sugar level is above 200, you are diagnosed with diabetes. 
  3. Hemoglobin A1C 
    • This blood test shows the average blood sugar level for three to four months in the past. It helps to check whether pre-diabetes is in control or not. 
    • Blood sugar level is considered normal when it is 5.6%. 
    • If your blood sugar level is between 5.7% and 6.4%, you are in the pre-diabetes stage. 
    • If your blood sugar level is 6.5% or above, you are diagnosed with diabetes. 
    • The test should be redone for checking or verifying the results. 

Lifestyle changes required for managing pre-diabetes Lifestyle changes may help people in managing pre-diabetes and for preventing it from developing into diabetes. Here are some changes and habits you need to practice: 

  1. Weight control: If you are obese and overweight, the pre-diabetes may turn into diabetes. Hence, losing some amount of body weight, at least 5% to 10%, makes quite a difference. 
  2. Exercise: You should perform moderate exercises regularly, such as swimming, cycling or walking briskly. This helps in the management of pre-diabetes. Aerobic exercise increases the heart rate and should be carried out for better benefits. 
  3. Nutrition: You must make some dietary changes as well. Consume food items, which contain low-fat protein. Eat a lot of vegetables and whole grains, limit your calorie intake and reduce the amount of sugar and starchy carbohydrates. Increase your intake of fiber-rich food. 

If you experience a rise in your blood sugar levels, you must consult a doctor immediately. With early diagnosis, you can take preventive measures and will be able to prevent pre-diabetes from developing into diabetes.

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Is there anything to worry. As I am an unmarried girl of 26 and I am suffering from breathing problem and as if something is stuck in throat and is it due gastric or something else.

D ( Diabetology), AFIH, DNB (F.MEDICINE), MBBS
Diabetologist, Pune
Is there anything to worry. As I am an unmarried girl of 26 and I am suffering from breathing problem and as if somet...
It is due to regurgitation of acid, due to gastritis at night, take Tab sompraz D for 14 days take liquid diegicaine 2tsf thrice a day Avoid spicy food, eat on time, stop smoking, alcohol or tobacco use if any. Eat salad fruits, eat in binges. Early to bed and early to rise. Walk at least 45 min after dinner.
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Sir I am using certain medicines for my back acne problems. I want to know what are the foods I must add in my diet for faster results. Sir please help me. It is much embarrassing that I feel shy when I open my clothes in front of my family ,my friends .so sir please help me and show some path. Thank you.

D ( Diabetology), AFIH, DNB (F.MEDICINE), MBBS
Diabetologist, Pune
Sir I am using certain medicines for my back acne problems. I want to know what are the foods I must add in my diet f...
Avoid sun exposure, Avoid spicy food, eat on time, stop smoking, alcohol or tobacco use if any. Eat salad fruits, Early to bed and early to rise.
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How to stop hair thinning, foods to stop dht and tinning of hair, how to increase blood circulation to scalp.

D ( Diabetology), AFIH, DNB (F.MEDICINE), MBBS
Diabetologist, Pune
How to stop hair thinning, foods to stop dht and tinning of hair, how to increase blood circulation to scalp.
Please check your thyroid profile, cbc and calcium level, until Take tab keraglo men after lunch daily, apply amexedil lotion over scalp having max hair loss and gently massage it daily at night for 2 months, drink lot of water, fruits and green leafy vegetables. Dandruff Use KZ shampoo thrice a week if dandruff. Any vitamine or supplement is best to take orally, it will not reach to your hair follicle as shown in ads, it will only conditioned your hair will not help in hair.
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I'm 29 years old. I still get acnes and breakouts. I've a oily skin and face looks soo dull and no face washes has worked to control the oil on my face. I believe this is causing the problem. How to stop these pimples and maintain a fresh look on face.

D ( Diabetology), AFIH, DNB (F.MEDICINE), MBBS
Diabetologist, Pune
I'm 29 years old. I still get acnes and breakouts. I've a oily skin and face looks soo dull and no face washes has wo...
Apply adalene nano gel twice a day, tab tretin iso 20 mg once a day, dermadew acne soap, avoid sun exposure, avoid other cream.
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I had my endoscopy done a day back, I just need to understand is there anything which is to be worried about? I am unable to understand the report exactly Following are the findings A) Reflux - hiatus B) Mucosa - Normal C) Stomach - Mild diffuse gastritis D) Duodenum D1, D2 - Normal E) Endoscopy dx - Mild diffuse gastritis I am very much tensed about it please suggest.

D ( Diabetology), AFIH, DNB (F.MEDICINE), MBBS
Diabetologist, Pune
I had my endoscopy done a day back, I just need to understand is there anything which is to be worried about? I am un...
Avoid spicy food, eat on time, stop smoking, alcohol or tobacco use if any. Eat salad fruits, eat in binges. Early to bed and early to rise. Walk at least 45 min after dinner.
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Feeling weakness and vomiting sensation, producing thick mucous. Not able to eat food properly This condition is occur since 15 days. Taking acidity tablets etc. But no effects.

D ( Diabetology), AFIH, DNB (F.MEDICINE), MBBS
Diabetologist, Pune
Feeling weakness and vomiting sensation, producing thick mucous. Not able to eat food properly
This condition is occu...
Tab sompraz up for 14 days take liquid diegicaine 2tsf thrice a day Avoid spicy food, eat on time, stop smoking, alcohol or tobacco use if any. Eat salad fruits, eat in binges. Early to bed and early to rise. Walk at least 45 min after dinner.
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Suffering with stomach pain, feeling much pain when stomach is empty, consulted doctor and used robomac 20 and supradyn tablets. Please suggest permanent solution for stomach ulcers.

D ( Diabetology), AFIH, DNB (F.MEDICINE), MBBS
Diabetologist, Pune
Suffering with stomach pain, feeling much pain when stomach is empty, consulted doctor and used robomac 20 and suprad...
Avoid spicy food, eat on time, stop smoking, alcohol or tobacco use if any. Eat salad fruits, eat in binges. Early to bed and early to rise.
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Can you please tell me, I am trying to apply egg mask on my hair my age is 14. I am try to grow my hair faster with silky can it help? please tell me it's advantage and effects. Also what is need to make egg mask on hair and how to put on hair. And how much time. Spend?

D ( Diabetology), AFIH, DNB (F.MEDICINE), MBBS
Diabetologist, Pune
Can you please tell me, I am trying to apply egg mask on my hair my age is 14. I am try to grow my hair faster with s...
Any vitamine or supplement is best to take orally, it will not reach to your hair follicle as shown in ads, it will only conditioned your hair will not help in hair fall.
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Hello sir from last 4 months there is gas problem in my stomach due to this a lot of burp comes. I didn't eat any medicine for this till now. Nd I smoke also. please tell me a solution for this.

D ( Diabetology), AFIH, DNB (F.MEDICINE), MBBS
Diabetologist, Pune
Hello sir from last 4 months there is gas problem in my stomach due to this a lot of burp comes. I didn't eat any med...
Avoid spicy food, eat on time, stop smoking, alcohol or tobacco use if any. Eat salad fruits, eat in binges. Early to bed and early to rise. Walk at least 45 min after dinner.
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I am facing hair problem with dandruff and itching since 4 years. I am getting bald losing bunch of hairs while bathing and oiling. please tell the cure.

D ( Diabetology), AFIH, DNB (F.MEDICINE), MBBS
Diabetologist, Pune
I am facing hair problem with dandruff and itching since 4 years. I am getting bald losing bunch of hairs while bathi...
Use KZ shampoo thrice a week, Take tab keraglo men after lunch daily, apply amexedil lotion over scalp having max hair loss and gently massage it daily at night for 2 months, drink lot of water, fruits and green leafy vegetables.
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Hi, Can we apply cod liver oil (fish oil) directly to hair? Is it good or bad to hair? And what are the uses of applying cod liver oil to hair?

D ( Diabetology), AFIH, DNB (F.MEDICINE), MBBS
General Physician, Pune
Hi, Can we apply cod liver oil (fish oil) directly to hair? Is it good or bad to hair? And what are the uses of apply...
Any vitamine or supplement is best to take orally, it will not reach to your hair follicle as shown in ads, it will only conditioned your hair will not help in hair fall.
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Today I got my lipid profile test where total cholesterol-209, triglycerides-195, HDL cholesterol direct- 42, & LDL cholesterol direct-146 .i want to know how much are these value from normal, should I take medicine or should I reduce it through exercise and change in diet please suggest I am 26 years old.

D ( Diabetology), AFIH, DNB (F.MEDICINE), MBBS
General Physician, Pune
Today I got my lipid profile test where total cholesterol-209, triglycerides-195, HDL cholesterol direct- 42, & LDL c...
U should try with lifestyle modification first for 3 months if it does not come in range then go by medication. Exercise daily at least 45 min. Avoid high card and fatty food, avoid fried food.
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What is healthy weight loss?

D ( Diabetology), AFIH, DNB (F.MEDICINE), MBBS
General Physician, Pune
What is healthy weight loss?
It's natural for anyone trying to lose weight to want to lose it very quickly. But evidence shows that people who lose weight gradually and steadily (about 1 to 2 pounds per week) are more successful at keeping weight off. Healthy weight loss isn't just about a "diet" or "program". It's about an ongoing lifestyle that includes long-term changes in daily eating and exercise habits.

To lose weight, you must use up more calories than you take in. Since one pound equals 3,500 calories, you need to reduce your caloric intake by 500—1000 calories per day to lose about 1 to 2 pounds per week.1

Once you've achieved a healthy weight, by relying on healthful eating and physical activity most days of the week (about 60—90 minutes, moderate intensity), you are more likely to be successful at keeping the weight off over the long term.

Losing weight is not easy, and it takes commitment. But if you're ready to get started(http://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/losing_weight/getting_started.html), we've got a step-by-step guide to help get you on the road to weight loss and better health.

Even Modest Weight Loss Can Mean Big Benefits

The good news is that no matter what your weight loss goal is, even a modest weight loss, such as 5 to 10 percent of your total body weight, is likely to produce health benefits, such as improvements in blood pressure, blood cholesterol, and blood sugars.2

For example, if you weigh 200 pounds, a 5 percent weight loss equals 10 pounds, bringing your weight down to 190 pounds. While this weight may still be in the "overweight" or "obese" range, this modest weight loss can decrease your risk factors for chronic diseases related to obesity.

So even if the overall goal seems large, see it as a journey rather than just a final destination. You'll learn new eating and physical activity habits that will help you live a healthier lifestyle. These habits may help you maintain your weight loss over time.

In addition to improving your health, maintaining a weight loss is likely to improve your life in other ways. For example, a study of participants in the National Weight Control Registry* found that those who had maintained a significant weight loss reported improvements in not only their physical health, but also their energy levels, physical mobility, general mood, and self-confidence.
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I am female 60 years old and suffering Diabetics. Please advice what type of food I can take and medicines.

D ( Diabetology), AFIH, DNB (F.MEDICINE), MBBS
General Physician, Pune
I am female 60 years old and suffering Diabetics. Please advice what type of food I can take and medicines.
Avoid food having high glcemic index like sweet, rice, idli, dosa, carrot fruits like banana, mangoes, also food having high glucose load like icecreame. You can use brown rice intead of polish. Eat in binges. Do regular exercise and meditation, check your sugar and follow up regularly.
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Since last ten days urine is coming very hard burning I am 63 years and sugar patient and heart patient.

D ( Diabetology), AFIH, DNB (F.MEDICINE), MBBS
General Physician, Pune
Since last ten days urine is coming very hard burning I am 63 years and sugar patient and heart patient.
U may be suffering from urinary tract infection, check your sugars and urine routine, until take tab nifty sr 100 mg twice a day and syp cital 2tsf with one glass of water thrice a day.
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CHANGE LIFESTYLE - REDUCE WEIGHT

D ( Diabetology), AFIH, DNB (F.MEDICINE), MBBS
General Physician, Pune
CHANGE LIFESTYLE - REDUCE WEIGHT

CHANGE LIFESTYLE - REDUCE WEIGHT

      In today’s fast-paced world with the increased usage of convenience foods, fast foods and decreased physical activity, weight management has a very important place.Weight-gain occurs, when the daily intake of calories is greater than what is required and when a person does not do enough exercise to burn the calories consumed in food. In most of the developed and developing countries, 50 percent of the population suffers from malnutrition.Malnutrition includes not only under-nutrition but also over-nutrition. Persons who are plump and stout seem healthy but they are actually not. Due to abundant availability of food and increased economic status, parents buy their children whatever they ask for to eat. Children are generally influenced by the colourful ads from the media. Daily intake of unbalanced diet, indulging in sedentary activities like video games and TV and long hours of tuitions become a contributing factor for developing obesity and other non communicable diseases in the future.

Obesity refers to the amount of fat that gets deposited over the body parts particularly around the waist and hip region. Because of this, people weigh more than they should.


How can we know whether a person is obese?


There is a simple way. By subtracting 100 from your height (cm), you can obtain your ideal body weight. There is one more way which requires a little mathematical calculation. That is your BMI {Body Mass Index = Weight in kg/ height * height (m2)}.  In order to check these values, consult your nutritionist for guidance.


What are the reasons for obesity?

Family history, dietary errors, sedentary lifestyle, hormonal imbalance and mental disturbances are the main contributing factors. When the parents or grandparents are obese, children acquire their obesity gene and become obese.


Some people continue to eat even after satiety has set in. Just for relishing the taste, they ignore the signal sent by the brain to stop eating. Some nibble their snacks once in half an hour and move towards food when they are depressed. Because of these, they eat more than they require leading to weight gain.

Sedentary lifestyle is the second important factor contributing to weight gain. Now a days, children no longer walk to school. Mechanization has made us lazy. Our physical activities are replaced by machines. To burn the calories, you need to do some form of exercise.


What are the health effects of obesity?

      Obese persons are prone to non communicable diseases like diabetes, heart diseases, cancer, osteoporosis, stress, obstructive sleep apnoea, etc.


How to control or prevent obesity?
We need to rely on 4 pillars
       1. Diet
        2. Exercise
        3. Lifestyle modification
         4. Medication

Diet:
Choose low calorie foods and fibre rich foods. Most of the low calorie foods are rich in fibre.

1. Instead of having plain idly/ dosa, make vegetable idly, vegetable dosa or uthappam.
2. Use whole wheat bread instead of white bread
3. Make chapati out of soya, oats, bajra and ragi.
4. Tofu can be used in place of paneer
5. Prefer buttermilk and  lemon juice over high calorie beverages or cool drinks
6.Replace snacks with salads
7. Have small frequent meals.
8.    Eat in a calm environment


Physical activity:

Regular walking is recommended. Inculcate a hobby that involves more physical activity. Instead of watching a cricket match in TV, go and play outside yourself.  It relaxes your mind too. Excuses are not excusable!

To follow these, you need to get motivated to change your lifestyle. You must have control over yourself. Making a lifestyle change will give long term benefits not only to you, but also to the future generations. 
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11 Ways To Escape Water Borne Diseases This Monsoon

D ( Diabetology), AFIH, DNB (F.MEDICINE), MBBS
General Physician, Pune
11 Ways To Escape Water Borne Diseases This Monsoon

11 Ways To Escape Water Borne Diseases This Monsoon

Water borne diseases are easily contracted during rainy season and tend to spread very fast. They could be parasitic, viral & bacterial and are transmitted through contaminated fresh water, usually. To prevent seasonal diseases viz. malaria, worms, cholera, diarrhea, malaria, dysentery, etc. take the following steps before hand.

1) Avoid Water Stagnation - Make sure that there is no water accumulated anywhere around your home or office. If storing water, change it every day. Very common examples of stored water in India are coolers and water drums. Ensure they are cleaned and the water stored is either used up or changed regularly.
2) Use Clean Water - Always use clean water to cook, to wash hands & vegetables and also to brush your teeth.
3) Wash Your Hands - Always wash your hands well with clean water and soap before eating, cooking or feeding.
4) Avoid Pre-Cut Fruits - Avoid eating pre-cut/peeled fruits and vegetables, especially the ones sold in roadside stalls. Cut or peel them yourself and eat instantly.
5) Use Antiseptic - Put a few drops of antiseptics in the water you take your bath with. This will take care of any skin infections that might be lingering.
6) Boil Drinking Water - Drink only boiled/filtered water.
7) Clean Before Use - Always store water in clean containers. Take special care in ensuring the containers used to store drinking, cooking and bathing water, are clean.
8) No Street Food - Avoid all kinds of street foods. Its the riskiest.
9) Cover Stored Water - Close overhead tanks.
10) Avoid Dampness - For asthmatics, make sure that clothes and carpets are well-aired. There should not be in fungal growth in shoes, furnitures, etc.
11) Don’t Stay Wet - If you are diabetic, make sure your feet don't stay wet. Dry them as soon as possible.

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My dad is diabetic and has candidia fungal infection in the mouth. It's spreading all over the mouth how can it be cured?

D ( Diabetology), AFIH, DNB (F.MEDICINE), MBBS
General Physician, Pune
Diabetes decreases our immunity, person suffer from fungal infection like candida, you should try to keep your father sugars under control, check his fasting and pp sugar, and continue treatment for oral candidiasis like candis mouth paint. You may consult me for diabetes.
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