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Dr. Shushant Handa

Endocrinologist, Pune

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Dr. Shushant Handa is an experienced Endocrinologist in Pawna Nagar, Pune. He is currently practising at Minerva Hospital in Pawna Nagar, Pune. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Shushant Handa on Lybrate.com.

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I got vitamin d3 and sugar tested. Sugar 58 and d3 was 21. Please suggest something. Is Sugar low is not good. And should I eat mithai n all to increase Sugar lvl.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Fazilka
I got vitamin d3 and sugar tested.
Sugar 58 and d3 was 21.
Please suggest something. Is Sugar low is not good.
And sh...
Take sugary foods in any form lower sugar is more dangerous if you feel weakess sweating vertigo then immediately take sugar in any form get blood sugar level tested get your sugar tested weekly for vit D3 sit in sunlight in morning for safe ayurvedic medicines consult me through Lybrate.
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Hi ,My mom is 50 years old and she have diabetes and high blood pressure both. From last 1-2 years she is losing her weight so badly. Can you help something to gain some weight of her.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Kolkata
Hi  ,My mom is 50 years old and she have diabetes and high blood pressure both. From last 1-2 years she is losing her...
Using sugar free and salt free diets on every 4 hrs. Avoid ghee. She can take sugar free multi nutricious powder, taken apples, pomegranate in small quantity on 2 days interval after lunch. Do thyroid tests. And haemoglobin. Report after that.
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I am diabetic since 1998. My age is 65, blood sugar about 130 fasting, and about 200 after meal. At present I take glypride 2mg bd, roimet 850, bd, poiz 15 od. Now I have ed problem pl advice. Blood test done on 04/04/2015. Hba1c is 6. 6%, average blood sugar is 143 my bilirubin total is 0. 97, bilirubin direct is 0. 3. Is it high. Bilirubin indirect is 0. 67. Pl analyze above report and suggest

Critical Care Training, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Hello, your sugar levels are pretty much under control and your billirubin is also normal. Let me know sgot & sgpt values also if your concern is liver injury from medicines for diabetes. Revert back if any other query.
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I am a diabetic patient since last one year. Now fasting glucose level is around 135. My current problem is sexual ability along with nerve.

MD - General Medicine
General Physician, Anand
Keep your fasting blood sugar below 126mg/dl and your ppbs below 180mg/dl and glycosylated hb below 6.5%. Your sexual function will improve. It can be done with medicine or insulin.
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Hiii, my father z 62 years of age having cardiac problem along with type 2 diabetes. His fbs z 266, ppbs is 317 and Hb 1Ac is 11. BP 142/86. Sugar levels r increasing since 4-5 months. What could be done? please suggest.

MBBS, MD
Endocrinologist, Delhi
Hiii, my father z 62 years of age having cardiac problem along with type 2 diabetes. His fbs z 266, ppbs is 317 and H...
Consult your physician who will increase the dose of some medicine or may add some other medicine or Insulin. Take care of his diet ,he should avoid sugar, jaggery,honey, sweets,sweet fruits like banana, mangoe,grapes, cheekoo etc. He should do regular exercise like walking, yoga etc. Aovid excessive dry fruits and take small frequent meals instead of large ones.
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I am 41 years old and I have sugar. What type of food can I eat please suggest me.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I am 41 years old and I have sugar. What type of food can I eat please suggest me.
Hello, Tk, 4 Marie, biscuits with a cup of tea -1 cup of sprouts, 1/2 apples -morning at 7.00 am.   • 3 sliced breads with one cup of milk (without sugar, 1 egg,(white portion) at 9.00 am.   •  100 gm of fruits can be taken, avoiding grapes, banana,ripened mangoes.   • 3 breads, or 2 bowl, of rice, 1 bowl of green veg. 1 small bowl of pulses, 2/3 bowl of diluted curds at 2 p.m   • Tk,  4 nos of Marie biscuits with one cup of tea (without sugar) ,1/2 Apple, or,1/2 cup, of sprouts, at 4.00 pm.   • 3 breads, or, 2 bowl of rice, 1 small bowl of pulses, 1 bowl of green vegetable ,1 small bowl of curd in dinner at 9.00 pm.   • Finally, one cup of milk at bed time   • Ensure, sound sleep for 7 hrs.in d night.    • Avoid, direct  sweets, junk food, caffeine, smoking, dust,smoke, spicy,fried -intake. Beverage, alcohol, grapes, banana,ripened mangoes, sugarcane juice, potatoes,sweet potatoes, pea   •  Follow all d instructions of your diebetologist  along with desired medications for your sound health.   •  Homoeopathy can help you in need.   • Report, fortnightly,your feedback matters, please. .stay fit & fine.
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I've been thin all my life until I discovered that there are supplements that can increase my weight. I started drinking supplements. I drink three glasses a day. I've gained 20 pounds since, and I'm now at 125 pounds, but I'm still underweight. During the past three months. Please suggest me proper medicine.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
I've been thin all my life until I discovered that there are supplements that can increase my weight. I started drink...
When you are trying to gain weight, you should eat food the rich in vitamins and minerals. 1. Healthy food includes meat, egg, milk, fruit vegetables, fruits, and nuts. Cashews, almonds, dates, walnuts, dry grapes, apricots, peaches are some of the dried fruits and nuts that can be added to breakfast, salads, cereal and desserts. Sesame seeds, ground nuts, and peanuts also contain fats in them and can help in adding that extra pounds you desire. 2. Sometimes loss of appetite may also cause weight loss. So you should take following remedies improving weight a]triphala kadha 4tsp before lunch and dinner b]amala juice 4 tsp + sugar 2 tsp+ honey 2 tsp empty stomach in the morning umami flavor increases satiety and enhances appetite. Due to improving hunger and digestion whatever you will eat more and even you eat more it will digest properly and your weight will increase naturally without any supplement.
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TMT Test - Why It Is Done In Diabetes?

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
Endocrinologist, Delhi
TMT Test - Why It Is Done In Diabetes?

A Stress test is done by making you do exercises like walking on a treadmill or riding a stationary bike during an Electro Cardiogram or ECG. Sometimes, medication to stimulate your heart is used instead of exercise.

The stress test compares the circulation of blood in the heart when you are resting and when you are under optimum physical pressure. There are various types of stress tests, but the most common of them is the Treadmill Stress Test or TMT. 

Why it’s done?

  1. A stress test is a common test for identifying a heart problem like Coronary Artery Disease or CAD in which the major blood vessels that supply your heart with blood, oxygen and nutrients, also called coronary arteries, get blocked, damaged or diseased. 
  2. It’s also used for determining the condition of your heart after a heart attack.
  3. TMT utilizes exercise so it helps to show up extreme shortness in breathing, chest discomfort, dizziness and sudden weakness- all of these indicating an underlying heart condition.
  4. TMT is also used to check the efficiency of the heart medications for diseases like angina and ischemia and to monitor heart function in patients who’ve had an angioplasty or a heart attack earlier.
  5. It is also to identify an abnormal heart rhythm due to exercise.

CAD and Diabetes
People with diabetes are at high risk of coronary artery disease, as it tends to present late, Diabetics also suffer more silent heart muscle problems like Ischemia. This is why TMT is a lifesaver for diabetics as early detection and intervention can save lives.

Preparation

  1. You need to prepare yourself before you take a stress test.
  2. You must not eat or drink anything but water for four hours before the exercise stress test which includes TMT.
  3. You should not drink any beverage with caffeine for twelve hours before the test too.
  4. You must stop all medications for the heart on the day the test is scheduled, unless specifically instructed by your doctor.
  5. If you are a diabetic, you should ask your doctor how much insulin can you inject on the day of the test, and if you are on pills, be aware that the medication is only to be taken after the completion of the stress test.
  6. You should wear comfortable clothes and soft walking shoes or sneakers for the TMT.

How is a TMT done?
A nurse or technician will place electrodes on your chest. These are then attached to wires that carry the electrical activity of your heart to the monitor and recorder of the ECG/EKG machine. These leads record different parts of your heart.

  1. Before you start the test, the EKG will record your heart activity on paper. This is called the Resting EKG.
  2. Initially, the treadmill is switched on at a rather slow ‘warm-up’ speed and gradually both the incline of the treadmill and the speed is increased every three minutes called stages.
  3. During TMT your blood pressure is recorded at the second minute in every stage.
  4. A stress test generally takes up to 90 minutes from beginning to end, but the exercise part of the test takes only 20 minutes.
  5. If you develop any uneasiness, TMT is stopped before the target heart rate is achieved.

How TMT Works
During the TMT, the healthy arteries in the heart dilate more than the blocked ones. This uneven dilation means that more blood is provided to the heart by the healthy arteries as compared to the blocked ones to their designated areas. This lowered blood flow makes the muscles in those areas thirsty for more blood during the TMT, creating symptoms like chest pain, and/or shortness of breath. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Endocrinologist.

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M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Refined Cereals are Worst for Diabetics :

Sweetened breakfast cereals can cause a spike in blood sugar, but the response can vary. "Blood sugar reactions to cereal vary greatly from person to person," Even oatmeal—which is recommended as a good choice by the ADA—can be a problem if it's the sweetened, instant type.

Have this instead: Swap breakfast cereal for a high-protein meal instead, suggests Try an egg white omelet with vegetables and turkey or Canadian bacon with a small slice of low-carb (7 grams) bread. Cholesterol in the yolk may contribute to a higher risk of heart disease and diabetes, which makes egg whites a healthier option. Steel cut and traditional oatmeal, cooked slowly, is a better choice than other types of oatmeal as it is less likely to spike blood sugar. Small portions and adding protein can help.
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I am suffering from thyroid from last 6 to 7 years now body pain back pain neck pain abdomen pain for thyroid I take thyroid 50 tablet every morning before breakfast I want to consult good thyroid doctor I stay in Mira rd.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am suffering from thyroid from last 6 to 7 years now body pain back pain neck pain abdomen pain for thyroid I take ...
Umaji, Thanks for the query. When one is adequate dosage of levothyroxine, TSH is maintained < 3 mU/L, at that level all the troublesome symptoms of hypothyroidism are in complete check. As you are complaining of some of the symptoms of hypothyroidism, it is better to check the TSH level. If the level is higher than above mentioned, dosage may have to be increased. If you want I can help in achieving better control of the condition, for that you need to come back with following details: weight, height, T4 & TSH levls, then I will be able to guide specifically. It is better if you com in a private conversation. Thanks.
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Sir, I am Diabetic since 2005. Presently, I am using Glycomet 500 SR one tablet after break fast and one tablet after dinner. Generally my fasting sugar level is about 120 to 130 and after post lunch about 160 to 170. And HBA1c is between 7 to 7.5.Today my fasting sugar level is showing 175 and average HBA1C is showing 10.4 and average level is 252. I took extra sweet items last three months due to functions/get together. Suggest remedy / any change in medicine. Pl advise.

Masters in Human Nutrition and Nutraceuticals
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Madurai
Sir, I am Diabetic since 2005. Presently, I am using Glycomet 500 SR one tablet after break fast and one tablet after...
Hello sir. This mistake is done by all diabetic patients. Taking sweets without no control. Ok.just leave that n better do not repeat this. To tackle this. Be on a strict diet cut down all carbs, sweets, sugars in your meal pattern. Go for a regular walking for about 45 mins daily without any compromise. Take more veg salads. This should be continued for 3 months no excuses in the following. Then go for a blood test mainly fasting, pp, and HBA1C. If then also it still the high v can think of changing the dosage of tablet but till tat follow a strict diet. It vl take tym to reach the lower levrl tat you had before. Do not lose hope. Follow a strict diet. If you want a personalised diet plan based on your likes n dislikes in food kindly book an appointment woth me. Thank you.
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My friend has diabetes, and recently he has lost a lot of weight. I think he looks too thin and am concerned about his health. Is this type of weight loss normal for a diabetic?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
My friend has diabetes, and recently he has lost a lot of weight. I think he looks too thin and am concerned about hi...
Weight loss can happen in Diabetes. Ensure that your friend's blood sugar is under control. get his Fasting, PP blood sugar and Hba1c checked 3-4 times a year and consult Diabetologist for proper advice and treatment
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Sir my father have diabetes. What about his folding system please tell. And please tell quickly sir we have to follow.

Diploma in Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Secunderabad
Sir my father have diabetes. What about his folding system please tell. And please tell quickly sir we have to follow.
Hello lybrate-user, pls go with doctors prescribed medicine daily, he must walk daily and do some yoga. Try to avoid rice items and add protein source. Like what, soya, jonnnalu etc.
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What is evion 400 capsules. Can I take it for healthy skin. One of my relatives advice me to take this capsule.

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
Endocrinologist, Delhi
What is evion 400 capsules. Can I take it for healthy skin. One of my relatives advice me to take this capsule.
Evion is vit e capsules. Its good for skin but the tablet would help those people who have vit e related deficiencies - not everyone.
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I am 28 f, unmarried from amritsar. I am the only one care taker for myself. I am stuck into worst situations. I am surrounding into so many problems. But there are two major problems. First is- worst pelvic pain! second is- excessive hair growth on full face and on whole body! it disturbed my whole life! both has become a big full stop of my life. I spent almost 75 % and all my savings into to solve these two problems. From past 2 years I am doing nothing. I don't have even a single rupee. In short I cannot survive my life and cannot solve all my puzzles without solve these 2 major problems. I am unable to do job, work and unable to survive. I actually want to survive. I don't want to commit suicide. So that I am trying to find out where's the main problem exactly with the help of gynecologist and endocrinologist. 1. Worst pelvic pain since 18 to 19 years has been passed:- here I am describing about pelvic pain: period started-at the age of 13 it was regular till dec 2013 1 month delayed- since dec 2013 to oct 2013 (almost 1 year) after having norlut- n 2-2 in a day for 5 days (2nd dec 2014 to 6 dec 2014) then period started also in the month of 11th dec 2014. And then jan 10th 2015. It was also fully painful. Pelvic pain type - (extremely sharp, aching, crampy) pelvic pain when - when periods started, before till dec 2013, migraine like head ache when - 1 day before and after 6 day of the periods, till dec 2013 after dec 2013 pelvic pain and migraine like head ache - even on other days too. Pelvic pain location (both side on'v' shape) pain duration (4 days) intensity (10? worst? the pain is) --------------- 2nd excessive hair growth type of hair on full face - black, little long than normal. Stared at the age of 13 -14 on beard area & neck area- excessive, black, thick, long. Started at the age of 17 -18-19 on whole body- excessive, black, long, thick on legs, thighs, hips, bikni area & full area of abdomen and on chest and on underarms. Excessive, long, black on arms. I have taken lost of medicine, tonics, homeopathy, english, ayurvedic since 18 -19 years. Last medicine for pelvic pain is combiflame recent medicine for pelvic pain and migraine is dico- liv. But all are useless actually. Even all tests are like testosterone, fsh, lh, amh, dheas, ultrasound are normal then can these problem of hair growth and pelvic pain raise because of hypothyroidism? or is there any reason behind that? please give me your opinion. My tsh level was 8.56 on 20 jan 2012 7.60 on 28 feb 2013 8.93 on 5 nov 2013 7.03 on 2 dec 2014 so kindly tell me should I start the thyroid medicine? or should wait for months? if you say yess I should have to take medicine then how much mcg I will have to start 25 or 50 mcg and which company? but I have some doubts. Beacuase apart from these problems like excessive hair growth on face nd whole body, pelvic pain, cold hand and feet in winters, hair fall there's no another any such a symptoms. Kindly solve this puzzle please Dr. I shall be very thankful to you. These 4 days are like I am traveling into hell and feeling like to commit suicide. Nobody can understand my these problems. And no one is taking deeply or seriously to my these problems. Now Dr. Kindly you tell me can you help me to solve these puzzles?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 28 f, unmarried from amritsar. I am the only one care taker for myself. I am stuck into worst situations. I am s...
hair grow on body is due to thyroid and fibroids in uterus. what are tsh level in 2015. pl. tell us.. but you may continue your medicines till then. You can take 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. 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 alcohl if you take.
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I am 62 years old, diabetic since 20 yrs. Took oral allopathic medicines till July 6th. Had an heart attack and standing was done due to a 100% block. As my hbA1c was 11.4 I have been asked to take 40 units of insulin and blood thinners, statins and thyronorm for thyroid problem. My glucose readings vary from 115 to 400. BP normal, TSH is 5.93. Creatinine is 1.7. Now along with present allopathic medicines Can I take Ayurvedic medicines (Divya kit). Will it be helpful. Does insulin taken for long create any further complications? Pl advice.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Cardiology, Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS - Physician )
Cardiologist, Delhi
I am 62 years old, diabetic since 20 yrs. Took oral allopathic medicines till July 6th. Had an heart attack and stand...
Please understand that because of longstanding uncontrolled diabetes, you were already at a high risk of complications like heart attack and kidney dysfunction, and after the heart attack now that risk has come true and also your kidneys are already show impact of diabetes because creatinine is 1.7, So in your case it is ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY that you have good sugar control as well as take all necessary medication timely to prevent any new heart blockage or further worsening of kidney problem. Insulin is a very safe and effective medication and you should take it as advised, also please remain in close follow up of a endocrinologist to keep your hbA1c around 6.5%. And I will advise you against mixing of allopathic and ayurvedic medicine because of two reasons - 1) it can lead to drug interactions with blood thinners and stains and side-effects due to those interactions. The blood thinners and statins are absolutely essential for your stent to function normally. 2) Because quite a lot of ayurvedic medications are excreted from kidneys and can cause further damage to your already damaged kidney function. So it will be best if you take your allopathic medication and insulun and lifestyle precautions and proper diet to stay helathy and please keep in close touch with your endocrinologist for proper sugar control.
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My father right arm is very paining from last 3 months. and I think diabetes is the reason. am i right.?

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Physiotherapist, Gurgaon
My father right arm is very paining from last 3 months. and I think diabetes is the reason. am i right.?
Right arm pain can b due to cervical problem or frozen shoulder problem. Tell him to take hot and cold fermentation 1 min each, for 5 reps. Twice in a day. If you need further assistance, please let me know. Thank you.
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I am 27 years old I have a type 2 diabetes can you please tell me the weight loss please I am 80 kgs.

M.sc Food & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I am 27 years old I have a type 2 diabetes can you please tell me the weight loss please I am 80 kgs.
There is no single diet chart for everyone. To plan a specific diet we do collect lot of information like height, weight, food frequency, digestive history, medical history, likes, dislike, lifestyle, eating habits. Remember one thing to follow a diet it should be personalized according to person's body type and not generalized. Starting with there is no pills or powder or shake which can help you to lose weight in a healthy way. To lose weight eat an hour within walking up and dinner at least 2 hours before you sleep. Avoiding eating anything after dinner. Breakfast should be your king size have good complex carbohydrates and protein rich. Eat every 2 hours small frequent meal do help in weight loss. And do not overeat. One can come to ideal body weight with few lifestyle modification. Have green tea only 2 cups a day. For exercise I would say diet plays 80 % role and exercise plays 20 % role in losing weight. Personal advise on gym. You should not make your body habituated with machines rather do simple walk or surya namaskar or planks. So only with healthy eating one can lose weight.
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I am 35 year old male. Just week ago I am diagnosed hyperthyroidism with 160 TSH. My doctor suggested thyrox 100 mg throughout my life. Can any body suggest me how to overcome from this without medication. Is it life threatening problem.

PGP In Diabetologist, Fellowship in non-invasive Cardiology, MD - Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Delhi
it is hypothyroidism. Continue with medicines and monitor regularly. The dose may have to be changed accordingly
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