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Pre-surgery Testing - Know The Importance!

Dr. Harshavardhan Ghorpade 87% (33 ratings)
MBBS, MS
Ophthalmologist, Navi Mumbai
Pre-surgery Testing - Know The Importance!

Any patient who needs to undergo cataract surgery must be evaluated in a thorough manner so as to establish the requirement, appropriateness, expected surgical problems, expected benefits and co-morbid conditions having an influence on cataract surgery.

The preoperative assessment consists of--

A test for your existing glasses prescription:

It is useful for your cataract surgeon to know your existing glasses prescription in cases where there is a high refractive error (people who are very short or long sighted), in order to plan to correct this error after cataract surgery.

A full ocular examination: This includes looking at-

  • The eyelid anatomy and inflammation.
  • The state of the tear film, dry eye changes could make surgery difficult
  • The presence of abnormalities in the cornea that could make visualisation of the cataract difficult during surgery.
  • The amount of dilation the iris undergoes with dilating drops.

The type of cataract. Soft cataracts can be aspirated. Hard cataracts need more ultra-sound energy and surgical time to break up and remove. White cataracts may need trypan blue staining to visualize the capsule.

The measurement of intra-ocular pressure. With this test, we aim to exclude glaucoma and ensure optimal control of immediate pre-operative and intra-operative eye pressures often with extra eye drops that temporarily lower eye pressure.

Biometry Tests

This is a simple pre-operative measurement. It calculates the correct power of artificial intra-ocular lens. They will be implanted into your eye once your cataract is removed.

Corneal Topography

This is a test to map out the corneal curvature in greater detail. It is used prior to premium IOL Implantation like Toric IOLS either monofocal or multifocal , to ensure avoid postoperative refractive errors. This extra test is only required if the biometry readings show larger than normal differences in keratometry readings.

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

This test allows detailed visualisation of the macula (the central sensitive part of the retina used for fine vision). If the ophthalmologist suspects any macula changes that may prevent a patient from visual improvement after cataract surgery, he always suggest optical coherence tomography.

Blood Pressure Measurements

It is very important to know your blood pressure measurements before your cataract operation. The risk of having a bleed at the back of your eye during cataract surgery (supra-choroidal haemorrhage) is very small (1 in 10000). But is higher if you have uncontrolled blood pressure.

Blood Sugar Measurements in Diabetic Patients

Cataract surgery itself does not affect your blood sugar measurements if you are diabetic. A routine checkup of blood sugars in diabetics before cataract surgery is done and the surgery if often delayed if the levels were greater than 20mmol/L as the risk of post-operative infection is higher. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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My father is suffering from lv systolic dysfunction with lved =20% and he is also diabetic patient since 17 years and endocrinologist has recommended insulin injections for him as his hb1ac is 12.5 but my father body is not absorbing insulin as there is no decrease in his sugar levels as even after taking insulin injections his sugar level remains between 270 to 330. The insulin injections prescribed by doctor are lantus 12 units at night after dinner and lispro 10 units each 3 times a day. So I want to know that is not there any oral medicine through which my father sugar can be controlled considering his heart disease as there is no effect of insulin on his body.

Dr. Col V C Goyal 94% (8917 ratings)
CCEBDM, PG Diploma In Clinical cardiology, MBBS
General Physician, Ghaziabad
My father is suffering from lv systolic dysfunction with lved =20% and he is also diabetic patient since 17 years and...
Write details of medicine he is taking.in te mean time do 1.no alcohol 2. Reduce body wt if over wt 3. No smoking/ tobacco 4. Diet - no ghee/ butter, have mix of vegetable oils - mustard, til, ground nut, olive oil, have more green vegetables and fruits, have whole grain atta, no fried. Fast. Spicy / processed/ junk food. No sugar, potato, rice 5. 30 mts walk daily 6. Deep breathing exercise for 10 mts daily 7. Meditation daily for 10 mts. 6-8 hrs of sleep at night 8. Expose your body to sun for 15-20 mts daily after some oil massage to get vit d. 9. Take more water- proper hydration 10 laugh for 2 mts good luck methi seeds – 15-90 gm /day reduces glucose and cholesterol level. Oats Soya beans 25 gm /day, isabgol daily for open question for medicine 3 days diet plan contact on private chat.
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Signs & Symptoms of Kapha Imbalance!

Dr. Gokulan Bg 93% (654 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Modern Diagnostics
Ayurveda,
Signs & Symptoms of Kapha Imbalance!

Kapha is responsible for governing all body functions related to lubrication. Some of the typical body functions that Kapha has a direct impact upon includes lubrication of lungs and joints, body weight, growth, and formation of the seven tissues- fat, bone marrow, nutritive fluid, reproductive tissues and fat. There could be several symptoms indicating an imbalance of Kapha in the system.

Some of them include the following:

  1. Mind: An increased Kapha of the mind is characterised by symptoms, such as a feeling of lethargy, drowsiness, and sluggishness, excessive sleep, feeling of depression and melancholy, laziness and brain fog. An accumulation of Kapha in the mind can lead to severe depression, withdrawal symptoms, diabetic coma and frequent loss of consciousness.
  2. Digestive tract: Kapha can wreak havoc on the digestive tract. Some early signs of Kapha accumulation in the digestive tract include a heavy feeling in the stomach, indigestion, excess salivation, poor appetite, nausea, slow metabolism etc. As a result of excess Kapha, the stool can be sticky, pale, heavy and oily. This can lead to diabetes and mucoid diarrhea. If not treated early excess Kapha can lead to hyperglycemia, anorexia nervosa, and blood in the stool.
  3. Kapha accumulation in skin, adipose tissue, muscles and circulatory system: An accumulation of Kapha in other parts of the body can lead to hypertension, itching, lipoma formation, cold sweat, swollen lymph, pallor, low strength of the body, itching etc. In the case of long standing Kapha accumulation some serious aggravation from the present condition can lead to obesity, thrombosis, leukaemia, malignant tumours, edema, high cholesterol, blood stagnation, hypertrophy, heart failure etc.
  4. Kapha in respiratory system: Kapha in the respiratory tract can lead to coughs, hay fever, sinuses, nasal crust, chest pain, runny nose, excess mucus and frequent cold. If the existing condition becomes serious and treatment is not done on time, some serious complications can lead to cystic fibrosis, sinus infections, excess phlegm in the throat, chronic sinus etc.
  5. Other parts of the body: If Kapha accumulates in other parts of the body it can lead to symptoms such as excess urination, low libido, premature ejaculation, heavy testicles, swelling of the joints, dental tartar, sex desire, fibrocystic lumps, goiter, enlarged spleen, gallstones, endometriosis, cystic ovary, lordosis, protruded eyes, heavy feeling of the eye, prostate enlargement, white urine, neurofibromas, hydrocephalus, gangrene , prolonged menstrual cycle osteoma, kyphosis, prostatic calculi, bone spurs etc.
  6. Food to avoid Kapha symptoms: Some foods that need to be avoided include carbonated drinks, oily food, chilled food, deep fried snacks, red meat, foods which are heavy to digest, milk especially buffalo milk, sweets, Ghee, fruits like Banana, Mango etc. excess salt and sour, all forms of alcohol except red wine, the latter can be consumed no more than once in a week.

Lifestyle Changes That Help Keep Heart Diseases At Bay!

Dr. Anurag Bajpai 90% (10 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Paediatrics, FRACP - Pediatrc Endocrinology, SCE, Endocrinology
Endocrinologist, Kanpur
Lifestyle Changes That Help Keep Heart Diseases At Bay!

One of the major risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) is diabetes. Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to major heart problems. It is thus pertinent to take timely actions to control the insulin-related issues and save ourselves from CVD.

It is important to understand how diabetic patients are more prone to CVD than others to take pre-emptive actions to control it.

  1. Atrial Fibrillation: Atrial Fibrillation means an irregular and rapid heart rate which can increase the risk of stroke, heart failure and other cardiac issues. Individuals with diabetes are at an increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation. This risk is higher among patients with a longer duration of treated diabetes and poorer glycemic control.
  2. Hyperglycemia: Hyperglycemia means high (hyper) glucose (gly) in the blood (emia). Your body needs glucose to properly function. Your cells rely on glucose for energy. Hyperglycemia is a defining characteristic of diabetes, when the blood glucose level is too high because the body isn't properly using or doesn't make the hormone insulin.
  3. Hypertension: Hypertension in diabetes is considered a major contributor to the increase in mortality from cardiovascular diseases. Diabetic patients, especially those with Type 2, need to always have their blood pressure checked every visit to the doctor. Self-monitoring at home is also a must to maintain and control the rise of blood pressure. The American Diabetes Association recommends a target blood pressure of not more than 130/85 mm Hg to maintain a good level of blood pressure.
  4. Smoking: Smoking has been determined dangerous to our health. Studies show that smoking indeed increase risk of premature death and cardiovascular disease in diabetic patients. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!
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Will a person with type 2 diabetes under control end up with the need for insulin?

Dr. Prabhakar Laxman Jathar 95% (12557 ratings)
MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Cetificate Course In Thyroid Disorders Management (CCMTD)
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Will a person with type 2 diabetes under control end up with the need for insulin?
Mr. lybrate-user Shamal, Thanks for the query. When a person gets diabetes, at that time almost 50 % of his Beta cells are non functional. Further, because of continued high blood glucose levels (above normal) beta cells are further damaged. Because of this majority of T2 DM patients after many years of having diabetes will need insulin along with oral drugs. But not that every one will require. Thanks.
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I just got to know that I have suffering from diabetes my report shows 180 blood glucose in fast and post lunch it is 340 blood glucose what can I do to keep it in control?

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
General Physician,
I just got to know that I have suffering from diabetes my report shows 180 blood glucose in fast and post lunch it is...
Hi , Thank you for your question. To control blood sugar in a diabetic patients both medicine and food habit need to be evaluated. If you need any further help, feel free to connect with me and I will be happy to assist you.
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Somebody told me that taking some coriander seeds after lunch and cumin seeds after dinner helps to prevent from diabetes. Is this real?

Dr. Ambadi Kumar 93% (1393 ratings)
MD, Fellowship in Intergrative Medicine, MBBS
Integrated Medicine Specialist, Kochi
Somebody told me that taking some coriander seeds after lunch and cumin seeds after dinner helps to prevent from diab...
No it is not true .There are other things which will do that. Diabetes is a dietary disease which can be prevented and completely reversed with diet and lifestyle changes do not believe in ads posted by drs, tv and internet they are all mostly fake interested in your money and not your health want to know how to prevent diabetes even if you r parents are diabetic take a consult from me. I am a lifestyle and wellness consultant based abroad .None of them are available in India that is the reason we have more diabetics in India because drs do not know nutrition because they were not taught in their medical college and if you do not know nutrition you will only medicate people and not educate people eat healthy only home cooked food .No eating from outside unless it is an emergency do not eat new generation wheat chappathi .It will make you diabetic so want to know more take a consult and avoid all the lifestyle diseases naturally without medicines get educated and not medicated.
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My mom has diabetes from last 12 years. She is now 42 years old. She takes daonil 5 mg tablet everyday for diabetes. Also she has blood pressure problem. She has some mental illness, for that she is taking zapiz 0.5 tablet (formerly she taking librium 10 but doctors changes the tablet) she is asthma and respiratory problems form last 2 years for that doctors gave some medicine and respules. Also she has many health problem like her weight, sudden giddiness, sudden anger and many more. Doctors medicines help us only temporarily. I want permanent solution.

Dr. Ambadi Kumar 93% (1393 ratings)
MD, Fellowship in Intergrative Medicine, MBBS
Integrated Medicine Specialist, Kochi
My mom has diabetes from last 12 years. She is now 42 years old. She takes daonil 5 mg tablet everyday for diabetes. ...
Diabetes treated with Cutting down carbs Eat high fibre diet Eat healthy fats Do not eat chappathi from the current new generation wheat which is a gluten which will keep you diabetic for ever you have to take natural food supplements which will reduce your sugar without side effects Please do not completely believe your drs advice. You have to get educated otherwise drs, hospitals and pharma companies will misguide you. Take your health into your hands Take a consult for specific advice on what are the right tests to do, what supplements to use to reduce sugar naturally Asthma can be most probably reversed if you Avoid your triggers like smoke, processed food. No artificial colors and flavors ,perfumes drugs, dust and mites ,stress etc Decontaminate your decor No smoking Clean regularly Regular exercise Maintain a healthy weight Maintain optimal humidity Changing your diet and eating habits is a must .and environment change will also definitely help Every Asthma patient is different and triggers vary. So advice should be personalized and general advice might not work effectively Get educated and not Medicated Remember you cannot fix your health without fixing your diet.
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I am diabetes past. My fasting sugar is 250. I take insulin mixtard 70. 30 twice in day 30 unit morning n 28 unit evening. N I also control on my food. How can I control my sugar.

Dr. Arun Kumar Singh 95% (304 ratings)
MD - General Medicine, DM - Endocrinology, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Delhi
I am diabetes past. My fasting sugar is 250. I take insulin mixtard 70. 30 twice in day 30 unit morning n 28 unit eve...
Your diabetes is very poorly controlled. Consult an endocrinologist for better control of your diabetes.
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Apple Cider Vinegar - 6 Amazing Health Benefits Of Drinking It!

Dt. Bilkish Raje 92% (126 ratings)
M.Sc Dietetics -Outstanding Grade-82%, RD, Special Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Pune
Apple Cider Vinegar - 6 Amazing Health Benefits Of Drinking It!

We often wander around spending huge amounts to look for solutions to our health problems. We seldom realize that we can find them in our own house in the simplest forms. Apple cider vinegar is one such ingredient that can be your rescuer from some of the most common and persistent health issues that we face today:

  1. Keeps blood sugar in control: Studies show that people who suffer from type 2 diabetes and do not consume insulin can have lower glucose levels in the morning if they take two tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar before bed. Some studies also reveal that consumption of a mixture of this vinegar and water before having a carbohydrate-rich meal can lower sugar levels.
  2. Helps in weight loss: The acetic acid present in the apple cider vinegar controls the appetite and, in turn, increases the metabolism of your body. Studies also state that the vinegar reacts with the body's process of digesting starch which ensures that not many calories enter the bloodstream.
  3. Relieves you from a blocked noseThe potassium content in the vinegar helps to thin the mucus and the acetic acid in it kills the bacteria which cause the blockage. Consuming one teaspoon of the vinegar in a glass of water can be your way out from the sinus drainage.
  4. Whitens teeth: Apple cider vinegar would do the magic to you if you are having yellow and stained teeth. Before you brush your teeth, all you have to do is gargle your mouth with the vinegar. It helps kill the germs in your mouth and also banishes the stains on the teeth thus making them look whiter.
  5. Helps fight dandruffThe acetic acid in the apple cider vinegar makes it a tough for the yeast causing dandruff to grow. Mix one cup of the vinegar in an equal quantity of water and spray it on the scalp. Wrap a wet towel onto your head and leave it on for a minimum of 15 minutes before you wash off your hair.
  6. Reduces Cholesterol: It is believed that apple cider vinegar contains acetic acid which helps reduce bad cholesterol. Although most research is carried out on rats and cannot be completely reliable however when it comes to humans, half an ounce of this vinegar each day results in lower cholesterol levels in people.

All in all, apple cider vinegar may not prove to be a complete cure to your health problems, but like they say, precaution is better than cure. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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