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Dr. Bensley L Gonsalves  - Endocrinologist, Thane

Dr. Bensley L Gonsalves

MBBS, Post Graduate Diploma in Diabetology (PGDD)

Endocrinologist, Thane

13 Years Experience
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Dr. Bensley L Gonsalves MBBS, Post Graduate Diploma in Diabetology (PGDD) Endocrinologist, Thane
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. Bensley L Gonsalves is a popular Endocrinologist in Vasai West, Thane. She has over 13 years of experience as a Endocrinologist. She is a qualified MBBS, Post Graduate Diploma in Diabetology (PGDD) . You can visit her at Dr. Bensley L Gonsalves@Cardinal Gracias Memorial Hospital Trust in Vasai West, Thane. Book an appointment online with Dr. Bensley L Gonsalves on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College and Hospital, Navi Mumbai - 2004
Post Graduate Diploma in Diabetology (PGDD) - All India Institute of Diabetes, S L Raheja Hospital, Mahim, Mumbai - 2007
Languages spoken
English
Hindi
Awards and Recognitions
Coinvestigator in a Major International Drug Trial
Coinvestigator in a Major International Drug Trial
Certified Diabetologist from Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston, USA
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Certified Diabetologist from Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston, USA
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Research Society for the Study of Diabetes in India (RSSDI)
United Diabetes Forum
Vasai IMA

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I am 48 years old, I am suffering from Diabetes & obesity. Please Advise me best treatment or homeopath Medicine.

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
Please take homoeopathic medicine - ph. 0/2 10 equal strength strokes put 10 to 25 drops in one or two teaspoon of water thrice a day for one month. Syz. Jambolanum - q / 10 drops in little water thrice a day for one month. Revert back after one month with feedback.
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I am now 57 my Uric acid level is 9.2 & I am having severe pain in right leg toe occasionally what should I do to reduce Uric acid level?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Avoid protein diets, avoid more milk products. bad habits , fast food/fat/oily,salty foods. Coffee, smoking, alcohol intake. Non-veg., take whole grain,oats,green veg.,plenty of water in day time, 1 glass of water at night before bed. Take tab. Zyloric 100 mg once a day. Tab. Ulracet sos for pain in joints.
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Hello doctor. I am with thyroid. And taking thyronorm 50mgc. Whether I can take dietary supplements. Please give some suggestions about.

CCEBDM, PG Diploma In Clinical cardiology, MBBS
General Physician, Ghaziabad
not required if u r taking normal nutritious diet. do no cabbage, broccoli , no radish, mustard, turnip, soya, no fatty / fast / spicy / processed food.less tea / coffee. . take more water
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Thyroid Cancer - What Puts You At Risk?

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
Endocrinologist, Delhi
Thyroid Cancer - What Puts You At Risk?

Thyroid cancer occurs in the cells of the thyroid gland which is found at the base of your neck, just below your Adam's apple. Your thyroid produces important hormones like TSH that regulate your heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature and weight. Thyroid cancer is an uncommon kind of cancer which usually doesn’t cause symptoms in the early stage.

However, symptoms like the following mean that you should see a doctor immediately

  1. A lump on your neck that can be felt
  2. Changes in your voice, including an increase in hoarseness
  3. Difficulty in swallowing
  4. Pain in the neck and throat

Risk factors and causes
The precise cause of thyroid cancer and the risk factors is still unknown, but research is going on to try to find out more. There are, however, a number of factors that may increase your risk of developing thyroid cancer. These are called risk factors. These are a few common ones:

  1. Benign or non-cancerous thyroid disease like:
    • An enlarged thyroid or goitre
    • Thyroid nodules or adenomas
    • Inflammation of the thyroid called thyroiditis
    • Benign thyroid disease is genetic. You are more at risk of getting thyroid cancer if you have family members with this disease. Your risk is even higher if more than one member of your family is affected.
  2. Exposure to radiation:
    • Any type of radiotherapy to the neck area can increase your risk of developing thyroid cancer years later.
    • Exposure to high levels of radiation in the environment can also increase your risk.
  3. Diabetes - A number of studies are pointing to the fact that diabetes may play a big role in thyroid cancer risk. Research is confirming that there is a very strong role in metabolic syndrome, obesity, and diabetes as precipitating factors in thyroid cancer development. Plausible reasons that may link diabetes to higher thyroid cancer risk include:
    • Chronic thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) stimulation: Diabetics are susceptible to disruption in thyroid hormone balance, upping cancer risk. Elevated circulating insulin levels in type 2 diabetics with insulin resistance increase risk too. Anti-diabetic medication is linked to thyroid cancer.
    • Concomitant increased body mass index (BMI): In diabetics is also associated with increased risk for cancer in general, and thyroid cancer in particular.
    • Chronic exposure to glucose: This has been linked recently to increased thyroid cancer risk.
    • Elevated prevalence of vitamin D deficiency: The diabetics in animal studies is linked to increased cancer risk.
  4. Inherited gene: Your risk of developing thyroid cancer goes up if you have inherited an altered gene that causes a bowel condition called familial adenomatous polyposis or FAP. So, you should get yourself tested if anyone in your family has this genetic condition to see if you have the same altered gene.
  5. Sex: Being female Thyroid cancer is more common in women than men.
  6. Weight: People who are overweight may have a higher risk of getting thyroid cancer. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Endocrinologist.
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My age is 63 male how control blood press .bold pressure is low 70 / high is 153 how to control diabetes. Weight is 69.7 kg.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My age is 63 male
how control blood press .bold pressure is low 70 / high is 153
how to control diabetes. Weight is 6...
Hello, Thanks for the query. Please come back with proper details like: Fasting, PP blood glucose levels & HbA1c %, correct BP reading. Also please details of medication if you are taking any for controlling these. Plus weight, height and extent of daily exercise being done. Without proper details there is no way to give any advise or suggestions. Thanks.
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I want to know about thyroid. What is thyroid cancer. Because I have thyroid cancer problem. So I want to solution of thyroid cancer. And one more thing I have headache problem. So give me advise about this problems. Thanks.

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I want to know about thyroid. What is thyroid cancer. Because I have thyroid cancer problem. So I want to solution of...
Thyroid cancer is a disease that you get when abnormal cells begin to grow in your thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is shaped like a butterfly and is located in the front of your neck. It makes hormones that regulate the way your body uses energy and that help your body work normally. Treatment can be surgical, radiological or chemotherapy depending upon the cancer type and space. Thanks.
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I am 50 years male type 2 diabetic recently administered stent and I am suffering from erectile dysfunction please prescribe medicine to overcome this.

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Vijayawada
I am 50 years male type 2 diabetic recently administered stent and I am suffering from erectile dysfunction please pr...
Hi, Since you have got Stent operation done and using tablets for them, I recommend you to discuss your erection problem with cardiologist, as few cardiac medicines might give this side effects.
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Dear sir, My father is a diabetic patient and last year he had gone through bypass heart surgery. Is there any way so that we can know before any further blocking occurs. And also please suggest how to remove blockage permanently using Allopathy or ayurvedic medicine or if by some natural methods or process. What is the cure for this blockage.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
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My father is a diabetic patient and last year he had gone through bypass heart surgery. Is there any way so...
Hello, Thanks for the query. A person with diabetes is more likely to get coronary artery blockage, because dyslipidemia is more common in diabetes. So it is very essential to keep blood glucose in strict control, with fasting glucose < 100 mg, PP around 160 to 170 mg & HbA1c% <7. Plus person has to take a balanced healthy diet. Also do necessary exercise as advised. There is also the need for taking medications to control lipid levels. In other words, the person has to follow a very disciplined life. Refrain from smoking and alcohol. There is no permanent CURE for these conditions. Patient has to learn to live with those. Thanks.
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Sir my mother is 55 years old and suffers from sugar, she is taking medicines and now sugar is under control. But My question is what type of food should she take to keep the sugar under control. Pls help me if possible suggest the food name.

Practical Course in Diabetology, POST GRADUATE COURSE IN DIABETOLOGY, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Jammu
Sir my mother is 55 years old and suffers from sugar, she is taking medicines and now sugar is under control. But My ...
Avoid sugar, fruit juices, fried food and junk food. Exercise regularly and take medicine prescribed by your doctor.
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I am suffering from Type-I Diabetes I am insulin dependent so can you please suggest me which insulin is beneficial for me.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
I am suffering from Type-I Diabetes I am insulin dependent so can you please suggest me which insulin is beneficial f...
Please Take 70 plus 30 type insulin In which 30 percent is regular insulin, which starts acting immediately, but its action remain for short time 70 percent is lente insulin, its action starts late but remain in blood for longer time
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I am 58 years male. I have done blood test recently my report says iron deficiency, deranged liver enzymes, hypothyroidism. What does it mean, what are the precautions to be taken pls. Help.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am 58 years male. I have done blood test recently my report says iron deficiency, deranged liver enzymes, hypothyro...
Mr. lybrate-user, From what you are writing it is clear that you have iron deficiency (anemia), hypothyroidism and liver function is affected. It is better if you post the actual report, then I can understand the whole thing more clearly. Even recommendation of specific medications is possible only seeing things in detail. Plus I notice you have grade 1 obesity with a BMI of 32 .14 kgs/M2 (normal <23 kgs/M2). This can be a contributing factor for liver related problem. Thanks.
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PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
People with diabetes should be particularly cautious when it comes to drinking alcohol because alcohol can make some of the complications of diabetes worse. For starters, alcohol impacts the liver in doing its job of regulating blood sugar. Alcohol can also interact with some medications that are prescribed to people with diabetes. Even if you only rarely drink alcohol, talk with your healthcare provider about it so that he or she knows which medications are best for you.

Here’s what you need to know:

1. Alcohol interacts with diabetes medications.

Alcohol can cause blood glucose levels to rise or fall, depending on how much you drink. Some diabetes pills (including sulfonylureas and meglitinides) also lower blood glucose levels by stimulating the pancreas to make more insulin. Combining the blood-sugar-lowering effects of the medication with alcohol can lead to hypoglycemia or “insulin shock,” which is a medical emergency. 

2. Alcohol prevents your liver from doing its job.

When you drink alcohol, your liver has to work to remove it from your blood instead of working to regulate blood sugar. For this reason, you should never drink alcohol when your blood glucose is already low.

3. Never drink alcohol on an empty stomach.

Food slows down the rate at which alcohol is absorbed into the bloodstream. The Diabetes Teaching Center at the University of California in San Francisco recommends eating a meal or snack containing carbohydrates when you drink alcohol. 

4. Always test blood sugar before having an alcoholic beverage.

Alcohol impairs your liver’s ability to produce glucose, so be sure to know your blood glucose number before you drink an alcoholic beverage.

5. Alcohol can cause hypoglycemia.

Within a few minutes of drinking alcohol, and for up to 12 hours afterward, alcohol can cause your blood glucose level to drop. After consuming alcohol, always check your blood glucose level to make sure it is in the safe zone. If your blood glucose is below 100 mg/dL, eat a snack to bring it up.

6. You can save your life by drinking slowly.

If you weigh 150 pounds, it takes about two hours for your liver to break down one alcoholic beverage.

Drinking too much alcohol can make you feel dizzy, sleepy, and disoriented—the same symptoms as hypoglycemia. Be sure to wear a bracelet that alerts people around you to the fact that you have diabetes, so that if you start to behave like you are intoxicated they know that your symptoms could be caused by hypoglycemia. If you are hypoglycemic, you need food and/or glucose tablets to raise your blood glucose level.

7. You can save your life by knowing your limit.

Your healthcare provider will tell you how much alcohol is safe for you to drink. Depending on your health condition, that may mean no alcohol at all. In some cases women with diabetes may have no more than one alcoholic beverage a day. Men should have no more than two.

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I am a diebetic type 2 patient since last one yr. My sugar fasting 120-130 and pp 100-110. May I include mango in my diet.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Hello your sugar levels seem to be normal particularly the pp level. Are you taking any treatment for this condition? if you are on treatment then eating mango on regular basis is out of question. You may eat one piece or so.
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I have married last 2 years ago till now no childrens wat tosdo now and ky wife have thyroid problem is there any problem to solve for that.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
Yes thyroid disorders is one of the major cause for infertility and u need to get it corrected first before u can think of planning pregnancy.. Yes it's treatable with simple thyroxine tablets
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I am 33yrs female. I had gone for thyroid test and the report says thyroid stimulating hormone is 7.82 value. Kindly let us know the impact and curing procedure with medicines to be used and diet to be maintained.

MD - Medicine
Endocrinologist, Ahmedabad
I am 33yrs female. I had gone for thyroid test and the report says thyroid stimulating hormone is 7.82 value. Kindly ...
You need only thyroid medicine will be required. You can get obesity, hairloss and infertility with hypothyroidism.
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If a child is infected by diabetes type 1 is it possible that his mother had some problems during pregnancy because there is no family history of this disease. Please advise.

CDIABT, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
If a child is infected by diabetes type 1 is it possible that his mother had some problems during pregnancy because t...
Type 1 diabetes does not run in family. Not necessary that the mother had some problem in pregnancy than only the child will get it.
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Hi I am having the high prolactin level, but no irregular periods, and breast discharge, but I am facing the fertility problem, please tell me what should I do?

MBBS (Gold Medalist, Hons), MS (Obst and Gynae- Gold Medalist), DNB (Obst and Gynae), Fellow- Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (ACOG, USA), FIAOG
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
Hi I am having  the high prolactin  level, but no irregular  periods,  and breast discharge,  but I am facing  the fe...
Check thyroid level. Depending on the level of prolactin, you may need additional testing and drugs to correct the level.
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Sir I hv type 1 diabetes since 3 years I am taking insulin of dose 10 units pls. Sugest me food wht to eat I am also taking homeopathic treatment.

Dietitian/Nutritionist
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Sir I hv type 1 diabetes since 3 years I am taking insulin of dose 10 units pls. Sugest me food wht to eat
I am also ...
You are on insulin and you are on homeopathic treatment. This is not right. Come on gemar pl 2 medicine with insulin avoid homeopathic treatment. In your diet. 1. First of all avoid food gap not more than 2.5 hour so cover up your food gap with 200 gm of fruit. 2. To have sprouts or salad only 1 small size bowl or plate. 3. To have green tea or lemon water 1 glass. 4. Add 2 glass tonned milk without sugar and 1 bowl of curd. 5. Add panner or soya bean, nutrilla. 6.2 egg whites only.
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How to reduce uric acid pain the joints. Any medications/treatment for curing uric acid problem permanently.

Practical Course in Diabetology, POST GRADUATE COURSE IN DIABETOLOGY, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Jammu
How to reduce uric acid pain the joints. Any medications/treatment for curing uric acid problem permanently.
There is no permanent cure, you can control it by medicine only. Take tablet foxstat 40 mg daily bed time. Avoid non veg except eggs, pulses in acute phase. For pain you can take pain killer for 4 to 5 days.
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On sitting on legs and after walking I am having ants and vibration sensations in legs I have done blood urine blood sugar report everything is normal. I am having muscle twitching also. On siting on hard surface I have pins like in urethra and sitting area. What is the reason and solutions?

MD(EH)/AM/Accupressure
Acupressurist, Chandigarh
On sitting on legs and after walking I am having ants and vibration sensations in legs I have done blood urine blood ...
Dear Lybrate user The common cause of muscle twitching include the following:  Twitching can occur after physical activity because lactic acid accumulates in the muscles used during exercise. It most often affects the arms, legs, and back. Muscle twitches caused by stress and anxiety are often called “nervous ticks. If the twitching during sleep occurs due to medication or taking alcohol, simply changing your bedtime routine can help.  Practicing yoga and meditation helps combat stress-related twitching. In order to avoid twitching from dehydration, ensure to limit consumption of coffee, soda, and beer. If the cause is a vitamin deficiency, vitamin supplements to replenish the supply of minerals and vitamins can alleviate symptoms.  Consult a doctor before taking vitamin supplements to identify the deficiency.  A good sleep at night can recharge the body for the next day. Keep yourself warm when you sleep. Call back for more details.
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