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Dr. Mathew John

MD - General Medicine, DM - Endocrinology

Endocrinologist, Thiruvananthapuram

19 Years Experience
Dr. Mathew John MD - General Medicine, DM - Endocrinology Endocrinologist, Thiruvananthapuram
19 Years Experience
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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. Mathew John is an experienced Endocrinologist in Anayara, Trivandrum. He has over 19 years of experience as a Endocrinologist. He has completed MD - General Medicine, DM - Endocrinology . You can meet Dr. Mathew John personally at Providence Endocrine and Diabetes Specialty Centre in Anayara, Trivandrum. Book an appointment online with Dr. Mathew John on Lybrate.com.

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MD - General Medicine - Dr. MGR University - 1998
DM - Endocrinology - Dr. MGR University - 2004
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I have thyroid value 13. I am taking medicine thyrox 50. What I will do to maintain my thyroid?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
DEAR SIR YOUR MEDICINES DISAGE IS NOT PROPER..PL. TAKE TAB. THYROX 125 MCG BEFORE MEAL. TAKE DIET...Walnuts Soybean flour Cottonseed meal Iron supplements or multivitamins containing iron Calcium supplements Antacids that contain aluminum or magnesium Some ulcer medications, such as sucralfate (Carafate) Some cholesterol-lowering drugs, such as those containing cholestyramine (Questran) and colestipol (Colestid) To avoid potential interactions, eat these foods or use these products several hours before or after you take your thyroid medication.
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Hello sir, I am 25 years old. Sir I am a patient of sugar, suggest me some tips to control and also give to me some healthy exercise. Thank you.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Hello sir, I am 25 years old. Sir I am a patient of sugar, suggest me some tips to control and also give to me some h...
Mr. Lybrate-user, do you have t1 diabetes? or is it t2? the reason I want to know is treatment differs. You must be on appropriate treatment to control blood sugar effectively. It is essential to maintain fasting closer to 100 mg, pp 150 to 160 mg and hba1c% <6.8. So along with drugs, one has to adapt a modified lifestyle. It means eat a healthy diet, avoid sweets completely, avoid deep fried foods, junk foods, pastries, sweetened aerated drinks, fructose corn syrup containing products, high fat milk products and highly processed food products. Diet should give exact calories based on your ideal body weight (80 ks). Your bmi is 29.93 kgs/m2 (normal bmi <23 kgs/m2) which closer to grade 1 obesity. So it is essential for you to work on reducing the weight by at least 5 to 8 kgs in next 6 months. That itself will give a considerable relief. Refrain from alcohol and smoking as both are harmful. It is better if you join a gym and do workouts under instruction. Thanks for the question.
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I am 25 years old. I have thyroid problem. Due to that I have gaining weight too much. I use to take exercise every morning but still my weight is gaining. How can I control or reduce my weight?

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Dermatologist, Ahmedabad
I am 25 years old. I have thyroid problem. Due to that I have gaining weight too much. I use to take exercise every m...
Check your thyroid status regularly. Every 3 months do some exercise take care what you are eating avoid junk food take your dinner around 7 in the evening go for walk during night.
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My weight is 101 KG & I M suffering frm Diabetes & Sleep Apnia, Is Beriatric Surgery will help me ?

MBBS
General Physician, Indore
There are lot of criteria for bariatric surgery and lot of measurements , only 101 kg is not enough to send u for bariatric surgery. Consult a good bariatric surgeon for the needful.
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I am narender reddy I am 29 year old I am suffering from diabetes I want some precautions.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, B.Sc Home Science (hons)
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Ludhiana
I am narender reddy I am 29 year old I am suffering from diabetes I want some precautions.
Hello sir you need not worry. Don't skip breakfast. Sleep for 7-9 hours per night. Avoid fried foods, sweets, carbonated drinks and processed foods. Avoid taking mango, kiwi, banana, arbi, zimikand. Take 3 main meals and 2 side meals. Snack on fruits and nuts. Take green tea 3-4 times a day. Drink lots of water take following ingredients and make a fine powder: almonds - 50 green elaichi - 50 whole black pepper - 50 neem leaves dry - 50 bhuna channa - 125g take 1 tsp after breakfast and 1 tsp before dinner. Thank you.
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Pls suggest me I am having start sugar level fr 350 units from 15 days so what precaution should I take to control my sugar level I have started medicine.

MBBS, MD, FAIIDR
Diabetologist, Vadodara
Pls suggest me I am having start sugar level fr 350 units from 15 days so what precaution should I take to control my...
Check with your doctor for proper blood sugar management, follow diet and exercise as advise by him/her. Take medicines regularly, check your blood sugar frequently, and report to your doctor with the same.
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How to get hair growth She is having diabetic , thyroid and Pcod Very huge hair fall What should do or take to increase hair.

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Gynaecologist, Panchkula
How to get hair growth She is having  diabetic ,  thyroid and Pcod
Very huge hair fall
What should do or take to incr...
Proper control of diabetes, thyroid and weight (if obese. Take all micronutrients and vitamin e (not for medicolegal purpose).
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Treating Diabetes With A Proper Diet

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
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I am diabitic,hypertensive,aged 64,male. I am having constant numbness in my toes.

Diploma in Community Medicine, MBBS Alternative Medicine, Diploma in Acupuncture
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Delhi
Hello, Diabetes - a condition where the levels of sugar in your blood are too high is a serious condition that affects numerous parts of your body. When it comes to the legs and feet, high blood sugar levels can cause damage to the nerves which leads to numbness in your legs and feet. This nerve condition is called "diabetic peripheral neuropathy. This condition affects up to 30% of all diabetics, Heat Therapy: Apply a hot compress on to the area that is numb, in order to relax the muscles and nerves there. You could use a heating pad, a hot water bottle or a piece of cloth dipped in hot water. Make sure that the heat is not too strong or you could burn your skin Herbs: Gingko Biloba can help to increase the circulation of blood all over your body, thereby reducing the problem of numbness. FOR ANY HELP CONTACT US
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I am suffering from regular fatigue and dizziness. I do take diabetic medicine. But it never helped me. Rather I feel more dizziness whenever I take diabetic medicine (Metformin). Please advice how to get rid of these symptoms as it is having negative impact on my productivity.

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Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am suffering from regular fatigue and dizziness. I do take diabetic medicine. But it never helped me. Rather I feel...
Mr. Lybrate-user, looking at your weight and height the bmi is 20.41 kgs/m2 which is close tto being grade 1 obesity. This itself can tiredness and fatigue. Plus it can precipitate or aggravate diabetes. Also will effort to control blood sugar. There is no mention about current blood sugar levels (fasting and pp) and hba1c%. Plus extent of daily exercise that may be done. Also get your thyroid test done and report the same.
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Hi I randomly check my blood sugar it came 141 before I check I ate momos is this normal or I am diabetic.

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Psychologist, Delhi
Hi I randomly check my blood sugar it came 141 before I check I ate momos is this normal or I am diabetic.
Its normal. As per new guideline pp and random should be below 160-170 and fasting shoul be below 110. You are not diabetic.
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My Hba1c 8.8 fbs 120 so what to do?

MBBS, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist,
Dear your hba1c of 8.8 suggests that your sugar is not in control over the last 2-3 months. However your fasting is 120 mg. So probably your control is improving. Contact your diabetologist to fine tune your treatment.
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My brother have a diabetic patient for last three months what we do to reduce a sugar level.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My brother have a diabetic patient for last three months what we do to reduce a sugar level.
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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Lady aged 33 years Diabetic - Creatinine levels of 7. How to take precaution and care ?

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Endocrinologist, Mumbai
At the creatinine level of 7 you have severe kidneys damage. I don't think u are in the stage of precautions. Consult nephrologist and diabetologist.
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i am suffering from diabeties from last 14 years now my age is 49 years, i use dialy 2 times glynase mf tablet. But i have a back pain & legs are tired, some times very trouble to walk.

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Ayurveda, Narnaul
Dear, Diabetes is often called the silent killer. Diabetes, is a metabolic disease in which sugar does not get metabolized properly in the body. This means that the blood sugar levels continue to be high, threatening the normal functioning of the body. According to Ayurveda There are 20 forms of Diabetes : 4 are due to Vata, 6 result from Pitta, and 10 are caused by Kapha. But Diabetes (MADHUMEHA) is.Mainly kapha dosha disease. Poorly managed diabetes can lead to a host of long-term complications like :- Heart attacks, Strokes, Blindness, Nerve damage, Amputation of Limb. Impotency in men.Visit us at www.Malhotraayurveda.Com
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Sir, my self Harikishan Gupta from odisha have problem in upper side back pain since 2008. I have consulted many doctors but unfortunately the problem hasn't been cured . So sir want you to help me by some suggestion. I am a diabetes patient.

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Ayurveda, Pune
Sir, my self Harikishan Gupta from odisha have problem in upper side back pain since 2008. I have consulted many doct...
1) do massage with warm sesame oil or suitable oil for 15 min. Afterwards take hot fomentation for 10 min. 2) start natural calcium supplement. 3) do regular stretching exercise 4) in yoga do bhujangasan, halasan & suryanamaskar. Life-style correction 1) correct your sitting posture. 2) take small pillow or back rest for lower back. 3) foot should rest to floor easily. 4) take small break after 1 hr & walk few steps. 5) do neck & upper back extension
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Immune System: 8 Foods That Supercharge it

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Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Immune System: 8 Foods That Supercharge it

The immune systems in your body are always at work trying to fend of many of the attacks that happen on it every day. Although it is able to protect the body most of the time, sometimes it fails in doing so. While medicines can help to restore the balance, it is advisable to include certain food items in your diet, which boost the immune system naturally. Let's take a look at six vegetables which can help your immune system in getting supercharged:

Ginger - This food item is very good in regulating mobility within the gut and regulating bowel movement and is also known to relieve nausea, cramping and bloating. Ginger is also known to have many anti-inflammatory properties as well as being an antioxidant and antimicrobial. All of this makes ginger very good for the immune system.

Wheatgrass - One of the most densely packed green nutritional food ingredients when consumed in the form of a juice, it helps the liver by increasing its ability to flush out toxins. This results in an improved immune system. Wheatgrass is also rich in B complex vitamins, beta carotene, chlorophyll, magnesium, potassium and many other vital nutrients.

Garlic - This vegetable has been used for centuries in home remedies such as to lower blood pressure, prevent blood clots and many others. Garlic is also known to boost healthy cholesterol. Inclusion of garlic in your diet will not only boost your immune system but it also contains 'allicin', which is known to improve the health of your heart.

Papaya - An extremely good food for digestion as well as digestion problems, the extracted enzyme from this plant known as papain, is used in many medications. Papaya is full of beta-carotene that is very well known to be good for the health of tissue, skin and the eyes as well as boosting the immune system through the production of vitamin A within the body.

Carrots - This is one vegetable which has been encouraged to be included in diets as it contains copious amounts of beta carotene and is extremely good for the eyes as well as boosting the immune system.

Turmeric - Possibly the most talked about ingredient on this list in the last few years, it is known to have almost an unending list of health benefits. Turmeric has detoxifying properties as well as being anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and is great for digestion along with boosting the immune system. It is a rich source of minerals, such as Zinc, Iron, B group vitamins and Manganese, turmeric is also known to have cancer preventive properties.

Spinach - Being high in fiber and loaded with Vitamin C, Folate and other powerful antioxidants it helps building strong immune response and ensure overall wellbeing. A special care is to be taken that it should not be consumed raw, as the level of oxalates is considerably high, which can lead to the partial absorption of the important nutrients.

Yogurt - Yogurt being high in probiotics, which helps food move through the gut. It also helps in improving bone health. It helps in regularising digestion and reduce the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome(IBS), since it is digested easily by human body. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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I am 31 male and suffering from type 2 diabetes from last 2 years. My fasting reading remains around 210. Have a history of diabetes in family. Currently taking glimipiride and metformin 2+1000. Please suggest how to improve condition ?

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General Physician, Ahmedabad
Switch over to tab dianorm-m 1 before bbf 1 before dinner within 10 days sugar level will start coming down. Regular brisk walk or exercise 30 min is must.
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How to keep the sugar level normal without medication? What is the normal sugar level?

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General Physician,
How to keep the sugar level normal without medication? What is the normal sugar level?
Plasma glucose test Normal Prediabetes Random Below 11.1 mmol/l Below 200 mg/dl N/A Fasting Below 6.1 mmol/l Below 108 mg/dl 6.1 to 6.9 mmol/l 108 to 125 mg/dl 2 hour postprandial Below 7.8 mmol/l Below 140 mg/dl If you are diabetic you reduce intake and do exercises and monitor frequently. Reduce carbohydrates and sweets . Intake only needed fod to keep sugar normal level
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He has diabetes and is on medications is there any exercise he can do to be fit as he is very fat an seldom does any form of exercises.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
He has diabetes and is on medications is there any exercise he can do to be fit as he is very fat an seldom does any ...
For a diabetic person it is mandatory to do exercise. At least morning and evening walk. Without it, it is difficult to maintain blood sugar and body weight.
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