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Dr. Rao

MBBS

Endocrinologist, Pune

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Dr. Rao MBBS Endocrinologist, Pune
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Dr. Rao is a trusted Endocrinologist in Vighanharta Sai Hospital, Pune. Doctor is a qualified MBBS . You can meet Dr. Rao personally at Vighanharta Sai Hospital And Laboratory in Vighanharta Sai Hospital, Pune. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Rao on Lybrate.com.

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My aunt has sugar problem. What she should not eat?

MBBS, MD Obs & Gynae, FNB Reproductive Medicine
Gynaecologist,
sweets, chocolates ,ice-cream, junk food, do exercise for 30 min daily and take prescribed medicine keep sugar levels in control atleast a monthly check up.
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I am 61 diabetic for the last 27 years and on insulin for the last15 years. I have a problem in my right foot. Doctor called it charkoot foot. Is there any treatment for it?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Most foot problems that people with diabetes face arise from two serious complications of the disease: nerve damage and poor circulation. One of the more critical foot problems these complications can cause is charcot arthropathy, which can deform the shape of the foot and lead to disability. Is not as easy task to control blood sugar in the desired normal range. Whatever we eat is metabolised to sugar in the body to provide energy for our daily activities. For the absolute control, one has to monitor his / her blood sugar at regular intervals (self-monitoring of blood glucose? smbg). Though difficult, this can be done by a glucometer and keep a record. Get an idea of fasting sugar (fbs) and 2 hours after food (ppbs) and check before dinner and after every major food. The basic idea is to reduce the food intake to 1/3 of what you take now. The dictum of sugar control is diet, exercise, diet + medicine and at later stage medicine+ insulin will be needed. For sugar control there is the need for regular advice and follow up. Just one time consultation or advice is not enough to guide a diabetic in scientifically & medically correct manner. For giving you regular follow up you ask me privately with all details like your daily eating pattern and medicines you take. I assure you a proper guidance. If you keep in touch. Www.Lybrate.Com/drsajeev.
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I am 19 and got diabetes my glucose level was 568 on the first day but after 3 day my glucose level is 270 doctor gave me 3 types of medicine for 1 month - vildagliptin tablets vysov 50mg, zevit capsules of vitamin B complex and C with zinc Sulphate, Cyblex M80 my aunt says do not take all this medicines much as it can damage my kidney is it true and should I stop taking this tablets.

MD - Diabetology, Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS), MBBS
Endocrinologist, Kochi
I am 19 and got diabetes my glucose level was 568 on the first day but after 3 day my glucose level is 270 doctor gav...
From the info provided, you seem to be having early onset type 2 diabetes. Continue as per your doctor's advice. Sorry, your aunt is wrong. These medicines, if taken at the right dose & with regular monitoring, will not damage your kidneys.
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I m 45 yr old dibetic since 9 year. On feb 2015 my father passed away after that I hv feeling that I will die and in night while sleeping my heart beat increases and breathing bcome abnormal but in day I bcome alright. Is it due to anxiety or heart problem ?

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
You are probably suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. Kindly consult privately for counselling and medications. Dr surbhi agrawal Consultant physician and diabetologist.
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Are the artificial sweeteners like Sugar-free and Relish good for diabetes? Can anyone take it? What is the difference between Sucralose and sucrose?

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Are the artificial sweeteners like Sugar-free and Relish good for diabetes? Can anyone take it? What is the differenc...
Actually, if you are diabetic, you should avoid any processed form of sugar. Be it sugar-free or relish. You can include jaggery in your diet for sweet effect.
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I am suffering from diabetic last 4 years I am using zylor m2 medicine but I am to take IME-9, Is it safe for me.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am suffering from diabetic last 4 years
I am using zylor m2 medicine but I am to take IME-9, Is it safe for me.
In a known case of diabetic we need to control sugar levels with medication , aerobic exercise and following a diabetic diet
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Very often irritation in throat leading to cough and spasm. A Bronchitis patient, allergic to cold, season change. Taking Montair LC and Foracort 200 inhaler. Suggest.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Very often irritation in throat leading to cough and spasm. A Bronchitis patient, allergic to cold, season change. Ta...
Mr. Lybrate-user, what is the query? you seem to have asthmatic condition probably due to allergy. The remedy for such a condition is to take prescribed drugs regularly, avoid exposure to known allergen and avoid excess physical strain as that also is likely to precipitate an attack. I have noticed in a few of my patients practicing pranayam (breathing exercises) regularly does help in overcoming the severity of the condition. The seven pranayams: bhastrika, kapalbhati, bahya, agnisar, anulom vilom, bhramari and udgit (om). Thse are really helpful.
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What should I do if found diabetic?

BAMS
General Physician,
Plan a diet chart, don' t eat excess meal avoid sweets or take sugar free sweets/ ice cream. Eat balanced & fixed chapatis extra hunger is managed by salads etc. Mild walking & stick to guidelines & medicines as prescribed by doctor, if you can' t manage diet or control, please tell your doctor so dose should be adjusted accordingly.
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I am diabetic since August last year and taking some ayurveda pills since then. I am talking half litre milk everyday. Is it good or bad? If good should I increase intake? If bad what's substitute for it?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am diabetic since August last year and taking some ayurveda pills since then. I am talking half litre milk everyday...
Mr. Lybrate-user, if you have confirmed diabetes then appropriate treatment with anti diabetes drugs is needed. If diabetes is in control then fasting sugar should be closer 100 mg, pp 150 to 160 mg & hba1c should be <6.8%. If these levels are not achieved then you are inviting severe long term complications of diabetes. Taking milk is good but sugar control and overall diet restrictions must be adhered tp.
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I am 32 years old male. Since last few months I became fatty and my face became heavy. I do not have thyroid problem. I want to reduce my face fat as well as glow of my face have been reduce. Lot of spots have been visible on my face. Skin of my face have been rough. Please help me to reduce my face fat as well as body weight and improve my skin quality.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am 32 years old male. Since last few months I became fatty and my face became heavy. I do not have thyroid problem....
Mr. Lybrate-user, from your height and weight it is clear that bmi is 25 kgs/m2, showing mild over weight. If you do not have hypothyroidism, then properly planned diet and regular exercise of more than 1 hour or preferably joining a gym and doing a workout under the guidance of a professional trainer is going to be more beneficial. In the diet you should avoid sweets, deep fried foods, sweetened aerated drinks, junk foods, pastries, other bakery items, red meat, high fat milk products, fructose corn syrup containing products & highly processed food products. Also refrain from alcohol and smoking completely. You might increase protein food intake daily, by taking 2 to 3 eggs. Consume more of green leafy vegetables, use whole grain products and whole grain flour for chapati and roti. Avoid all products made of refined flour like maida. Rigorous exercise will definitely help you shed extra fat including that on the face. Thanks.
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I am diabetic since 1994. my age is about 53 my sugars is fasting120/pp160/ can I take insulin ?

MD - Medicine, MBBS
Cardiologist, Panchkula
You do not need to take insulin. Your sugar is marginally high. Need a minor adjustment in medicines.
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’m a 28years old male that was diagnosed with a partial ACL tear in my right knee. I’ve been living with it for 4 years. I’m not nearly as strong lifting or explosive jumping and running and my knee feels tight and weak for days after heavy sports or leg workouts, although it does’t buckle. What would be your thoughts on my situation? Grade || signal intensity in body and posterior horn of the medical meniscus, suggestive of tear. Medical serpiginous low signal intensity lesions on T1 W with central hyperintense signal on T2 W images involving medical and lateral femoral, lower 1/3 shaft of femur likely to represent bony infarcts. Small osteochondral defect with partial loss articular cartilage at lateral femoral condale. Minimal joint effusion Uric acid also high side (end line) 7.1. Thanks.

DNB (Orthopedics), MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Bhopal
’m a 28years old male that was diagnosed with a partial ACL tear in my right knee. I’ve been living with it for 4 yea...
Partial acl tear usually do not need surgery. Moreover you symptoms are not due to ligament insufficiency. Partial articular cartilage defects are left as such. Grade 2 signal in meniscus are usually not symptomatic. It may not be wise to suggest anything without clinical examination and mri films, but as per your symptoms and mri report, I think you should focus on quadriceps and hamstring strengthening exercises. Any surgery is less likely to improve your symptoms.
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Infertility - Its Impact on a Person s Mental Health

Ph.D - Psychology, M.Phil - Clinical Psychology, MA - Psychology
Psychologist, Chennai
Infertility - Its Impact on a Person s Mental Health

Almost every man and woman craves to have a child they can call their own. This makes an inability to procreate one of the most dreaded situations. Infertility can be defined as the inability to conceive a child within 12 months of biologically appropriately timed intercourse. Infertility exacts a huge psychological toll on the person.

Infertility often triggers depression in a person. This may be acute and result from specific events such as the holidays, family celebrations of the news of a someone else having conceived a child or could be cyclic and coincide with phases of their fertility cycle. This depression could lead to problems at work and communication with the spouse.

Infertility can also make a person feel helpless and affect their self esteem. Infertility accompanied by depression can trigger the feeling of having lost control over one’s life and can make people withdraw into themselves.

An infertile person may also often feel guilty and make them blame themselves and their prior actions for the condition. This leads them to question their worthiness of being a good spouse and potential parent. A woman who has suffered from an STD earlier or has undergone an abortion earlier can become obsessed with blaming herself for being infertile. 

This affects their daily lives and ability to work. An infertile person may also feel guilty for having robbed their partner of the chance to become a parent. This can put a strain on their relationship and in many cases lead to a broken marriage.

When they find themselves unable to conceive a child, a couple may try to time their intercourse with ovulation tools, such as an ovulation thermometer etc. and may try different positions, some of which may be fairly uncomfortable. They may also end up having intercourse more often than desired. In order to prevent sperm from leaking out of the vagina, a woman may also find herself lying in an awkward supine position after intercourse. A combination of all these factors makes the act a chore and with time can lead to a loss of libido.

Infertility can also trigger anger against life for having been treated unfairly or towards other parents. This may also be displaced towards their family and friends leading to situations where they feel ostracized and unsupported.

When dealing with infertility, it is important to understand that neither partner is to blame. Infertility is a physiological condition and can be treated in most cases. It is important for both partners to support each other during this process and if need be consult a counselor.

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I am a 54 years female suffering from hypothyroidism for last 21 years. I am 90 kg and ht 5feet 4 inches. Pain in knees and lots of celluloid in legs and arms. What should I do to reduce wt and about the pain in my knees. Taking mtoprolol 50 mg and ramipril 5 mg daily with 125 microgram of eltroxin.

MBBS, FCGP, DRM, FEBNM (Europe)
Nuclear Medicine Physician, Mumbai
I am a 54 years female suffering from hypothyroidism for last 21 years. I am 90 kg and ht 5feet 4 inches. Pain in kne...
Dear , since you are suffering from hypothyroidism for a long time I assume that you are taking your thyroid medications regularly. But you have not mentioned whether your blood hormone levels are remaining within normal range. For weight loss, you need to consult a dietician and follow a stricter regime rather than going in for an aggressive exercise programme.
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I am suffering from hyper glycemic so I want control my sugar levels what I want do.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am suffering from hyper glycemic so I want control my sugar levels what I want do.
Mr. Lybrate-user, if you have diabetes mellitus, then, it is essential to start appropriate treatment. Drugs will depend on the severity of sugar levels and type of diabetes. In addition you will have to take a balanced and restricted diet, that provides exact calories based on your ideal body weight, extent of daily exercise and sugar levels. Plus daily exercise of at least 1 hour. Plus you have to avoid sweets, deep fried foods, junk foods, pastries and sweetened aerated drinks. Consume more of green leafy vegetables, salads and permitted fruits about 100 ga day. Avoid alcohol and and smoking.
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I have a doubt. Im suffering from hypothyroidism can you tell me the diet and the exercise.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
I have a doubt. Im suffering from hypothyroidism
can you tell me the diet and the exercise.
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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Diabetes Mellitus

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Ghaziabad
Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes is a metabolic disease in which the person has high blood glucose (blood sugar), either because insulin production is inadequate, or because the body's cells do not respond properly to insulin or both. Patients with high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period are considered as diabetics.

Symptoms of Diabetes:

Frequent urination.
Disproportionate thirst.
Intense hunger.
Weight gain.
Unusual weight loss.
Increased fatigue.
Irritability
Blurred vision.
Cuts and bruises don't heal properly or quickly.
More skin and/or yeast infections.
Itchy skin.
Gums are red and/or swollen.
Frequent gum disease/infection.
Sexual dysfunction (men).
Numbness or tingling, especially in your feet and hands.

General Instructions for Diabetics:

Do not skip meals and have small and frequent meals 5-6 small meals to prevent hypoglycemia.
Use whole grain cereals, whole grams, and pulses, whole wheat porridge, whole wheat bread, oats etc to incorporate fiber into your diet.
Supplement wheat with the whole channa and do not sieve flour (wheat and channa 5:1 ratio). Mix rice with whole grams or dals in a ratio of 1:1 to incorporate fiber.
Consume at least 4-5 servings of fresh green vegetables and fruits/day.
Take fruits as a dessert. Use lemon as salad dressing
Use olive / sunflower/ rice bran / soy /mustard oil. Change oils in a couple of months.
Almonds, walnuts, flax seeds and fish are good sources of antioxidants.
Fresh lime (without sugar), coconut water, soups can be taken liberally.
No fasting to be done to avoid hypoglycemia.
The patient should always carry sweet for use in an emergency when the blood glucose levels go down.
Attainment and maintenance of an appropriate body weight is a must.

Avoid:

Whole milk and its products.
Homogenized milk and its products.
Sugar, jams, jellies, honey, sugarcane(gur), chocolate, cakes pastries, etc.
Rooty vegetables like potato, colocasia (arbi), sweet potato (shakerkandi), and beetroot (chukander).
Fruits i.e. mango, banana, chiku, grapes.
Maida preparations like white bread, biscuits, plain boiled rice, sago, noodles, macaroni, etc.
Saturated fats like ghee, butter, coconut oil.
Fried foods like puris, paranthas, pakoras, samosas, kachoris, matris,etc.
Aerated drinks, fruit juices, alcoholic drinks.
Pickles in oil, sauces/ squashes.

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I am a diabetic pationt I use human mixtured insuline in morning 40 unit and at night 35 unit but my sugar is not normal it is always little bit increases my age is 44 years what can I do so my sugar can be normal?

MBBS, DNB (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Kolkata
If your sugar is not controlled with this, insulin dose will need to be titrated. Tell your complete medical history to advice you better.
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I am 62 years old. Recently I found I have diabetic. Fasting 150 and after food 250. Please advise. Thank you sir

CCP, MBA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Karnal
Take chandraprabha vati 1-1 before food, mehanil 2-2 after food for 1 week & check again. Then consult for further medication & precautions. Till then start with reducing water intake to 1 ltr in 24 hrs and eating only twice a day. Cut back on all processed sugars.
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Am 62 years old. My sugar level is around 120-140 in the evening. Would like to know if this level make me tired. If tired what is the immediate remedy. Last month my average three month is 5-6. Pls advise.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Am 62 years old. My sugar level is around 120-140 in the evening. Would like to know if this level make me tired. If ...
Hello, your sugar level is normal in the evening so don't worry about it. You may be tired because of general weakness. So improve your diet and take general health tonic alfalfa with ginseng, 2 tsp twice daily for 1 month. Thanks.
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