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Dr. Vivek Raskar  - Diabetologist, Mumbai

Dr. Vivek Raskar

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PG Certificate Course In Diabetes Education(PGDCE), MBBS, CCEDM

Diabetologist, Mumbai

7 Years Experience  ·  600 at clinic  ·  ₹300 online
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Dr. Vivek Raskar 89% (64 ratings) PG Certificate Course In Diabetes Education(PGDCE), MBBS,... Diabetologist, Mumbai
7 Years Experience  ·  600 at clinic  ·  ₹300 online
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I'm a caring, skilled professional, dedicated to simplifying what is often a very complicated and confusing area of health care....more
I'm a caring, skilled professional, dedicated to simplifying what is often a very complicated and confusing area of health care.
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I know my cause and purpose to live on planet earth, and it's to serve humanity. And that's why I become a doctor to serve humans (and Dogs). The way Diabetes is rising like pandemic and the govts are least bothered about to make people aware of it nor it's concerned about the role it is playing in increasing non-communicable disease. I have always empathised about it and feel that as doctor, it's my sole responsibility to serve the cause to make aware, solve the misconceptions about the diabetes, it's treatment, "INSULIN" and treat the illness in psychological way so that the person suffering from diabetes is motivated to bring about the lifestyle, diet changes and live life stress free. I am always in endeavour to bring about the future technology in healthcare, embrace it into the healthcare to change the outcomes in positive way. We, at Dr.Raskar's Clinic, started Asia's Pacific 1st Digital Diabetes Clinic in April 2018. I am also Techno-enthusiastic and Entrepreneur( Founder & CEO of Sinek Lifesciences)

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Education
PG Certificate Course In Diabetes Education(PGDCE) - Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston, USA - 2015
MBBS - Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Hospital, Mumbai - 2011
CCEDM - International Diabetes Federation (IDF) - 2015
Past Experience
Diabetologist at Dr.Raskar's Diabetes Clinic
Languages spoken
English
Hindi
Marathi
Awards and Recognitions
First In India To Launch IPort Advance
1st In Thane Down To Initiate Insulin Pump Therapy
Asia Pacific's 1st Digital Diabetes Clinic
Professional Memberships
American Diabetes Association (ADA)
International Society For Pediatric & Adolescent Diabetes

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Ballaleshwar Hsg Soc. Besides Image Restaurant, in front of Roshan Petrol Pump, Prem Auto, Murbad Road, Kalyan westMumbai Get Directions
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Here's What Happens To Your Body If You Eat Too Much Salt!

PG Certificate Course In Diabetes Education(PGDCE), MBBS, CCEDM
Diabetologist, Mumbai
Here's What Happens To Your Body If You Eat Too Much Salt!

Around 40% of adults all over the world suffer from hypertension, and many may not know that too much of salt in the diet is the leading cause of developing high blood pressure. Recent studies from the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension have shown the advantages of taking a lower amount of salt. But the real problem is that most people find salt to be tasteful just like sugar, and this tends to cast its harmful effects on overall health.

What happens to the body when you take too much of salt?
Salt contains sodium, and the kidneys have troubles to keep up with its optimal functions when there is an excessive amount of sodium in the bloodstream. When sodium starts to accumulate, the body holds back water for diluting the sodium which enters the blood vessels thereby increasing the volume of blood in the stream. When this happens, the heart has to overwork, and more pressure will be exerted in the blood vessels. With the passage of time, the excess amount of pressure would stiffen the blood vessels which would pave the way for stroke, heart attack or even heart failure.

What are the signs and symptoms of taking too much sodium?
Most people are generally unaware that there is an excessive salt intake and hence could be dangerous. Therefore, it is important to look for signs that your body is pleading to reduce the consumption of salt.

  1. You are feeling very thirsty: When you eat foods with high amounts of sodium such as chips, pepperoni pizza, and ketchup, you are likely to feel dry. This is because of the high amounts of sodium that troubles the balance of fluid in the body which makes you crave for water so that it can restore the salt balance.
  2. There are swellings at strange places in the body: You may feel bloated in the morning when you take too much of salt. This phenomenon is termed as edema which means swelling of extra fluid in the tissues in the body.
  3. You may develop stomach ulcers: Taking too much sodium is associated with stomach ulcers as well as cancers in mammals according to the recent journal Infection and Immunity. Even though more research is required, there is no harm in reducing the amount of salt in the diet and enjoy a healthy life.

Research also indicates that reducing the amounts of sodium can lower death rate over the long term. Hence, it is advisable to stick to the recommended amount of 2300mg which is equivalent to one teaspoon of salt per day to lead a healthy life.

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Chronic Fatigue - Ways It Can Be Treated!

PG Certificate Course In Diabetes Education(PGDCE), MBBS, CCEDM
Diabetologist, Mumbai
Chronic Fatigue - Ways It Can Be Treated!

The chronic fatigue syndrome or CFS is a kind of debilitating disorder which causes extreme fatigue and tiredness. It is not treatable through rest and cannot be explained in the light of any underlying medical condition and hence a major problem.

Causes of chronic fatigue
It is understood what causes chronic fatigue. There are theories stating that it is triggered by psychological stress, viral infection and a combination of different factors which vary from one individual to another. Since no particular cause is still identified and many infections and diseases produce similar symptoms, it can be very difficult to diagnose. According to the reports of the Center For Disease Control and Prevention, chronic fatigue is the end stage of numerous health disorders rather than a single problem.

Diagnosing chronic fatigue
The chronic fatigue is one of the most challenging conditions to diagnose. There are no lab tests for screening the disorder and many symptoms of the chronic fatigue are similar to other conditions. The best way to be sure that an individual is suffering from fatigue is to rule out the possibilities of other disorders like major depressive disorder, hypothyroidism, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, lupus, Lyme disease and mononucleosis.

Treating chronic fatigue disorder
At present, there is no particular cure for the chronic fatigue syndrome. Every person who is affected with the disease manifests different symptoms and thus, may require different treatment options which can manage the disease and relieve the symptoms. Some of the most prevalent treatment options for chronic fatigue include-

  1. Home remedies and changes in lifestyle: Making proper lifestyle changes can bring about positive impact. One should try to limit and even eliminate the caffeine intake which can aid a better sleep and ease your insomnia. It is important to avoid sleeping during daytime. Another effective way is to go to bed at the same time and wake up at the same time each morning as a fixed routine.
  2. Therapy: Two types of therapies can help the people suffering from the chronic fatigue disorder. The first one is psychological counseling which helps in coping with the problems and improving the mindset. Another option is physical therapy where a physical therapist can aid in creating a daily routine and carve out an exercise plan which gradually increases the intensity. This is termed as the graded exercise therapy or GET and it helps the patients suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome cope up with the difficulties.
  3. Medications: It is important to note that no single medicine can treat all the symptoms of the chronic fatigue disorder. The symptoms can alter with the passage of time and may also trigger depression. The experts may recommend antidepressant for combatting it. In case the lifestyle changes fail to offer a restful sleep in the night, the doctor may also suggest a mild sedative. Sometimes, pain reliever is also suggested so that the affected individual can manage the joint pain caused by the chronic fatigue.

These are a few of the most common treatment options for chronic fatigue and helps in effective management of the disorder.
 

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Sir I am 31 yrs old for 13 yrs suffering from diabetes, doctors advised insulin of lantex & novo rapid.Which are costly can I use any cheap alternatives, kindly advise.

PG Certificate Course In Diabetes Education(PGDCE), MBBS, CCEDM
General Physician, Mumbai
You have to use lantus but instead novo rapid, you can use actrapid or insuman rapid, but shift it under strict doctor's monitoring.
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I am 52, pre diabitic patient, sugar level touch 200 after two hours of meal in case over dieting otherwise in normal diet it remains around 150, fasting is normar, what should I do is there any permanent natural treatment possible with yoga?

PG Certificate Course In Diabetes Education(PGDCE), MBBS, CCEDM
General Physician, Mumbai
There is no permanent natural treatment for diabetes, those who claim that they can do it, other pathies have no evidence so far ever.
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I am 35 years old am an diabetics patient (level 260) and am interest in sex but am not satisfy my self and my partner I can take Viagra tables. I want to be happy.

PG Certificate Course In Diabetes Education(PGDCE), MBBS, CCEDM
General Physician, Mumbai
Control diabetes with proper medications, lifestyle modification, automatically your sexual problems will go away, even you will not need to take viagra.
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I am 39 years old male and 10 months back hba1c was 7% and was advised by one of the doctors to take xmet sr 1 gram daily morning along with breakfast, but due to unavoidable circumstances I discontinued after 3 months and suddenly last week diagnosis says my hba1c is 10.2%. Please advice.

PG Certificate Course In Diabetes Education(PGDCE), MBBS, CCEDM
General Physician, Mumbai
Don't stop the medications, diabetes is lifelong and will require life long medications. Restart the medications or visit your concerned doctor.
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I am diabetic, for 20 years and right now I am 52 years old. now hba1c. 7.5 fpg. 122 pppg. 274 urea. 19 creatinine. 1.0 uric acid. 5.5 cholesterol. 156 triglycericdes. 143 hdl. Cholesterol. 47 ldl. 80 vldl. 29 tc/hdl. Ratio. 3.3 ldl/hdl. 1.7 bilirubin. Total. 0.8 sgot. 63 sgpt. 120 alkaline. Phosphatase. 74 total protein. 7.2 albumin. 4.3 globulin. 2.9 on treatment. 1. Gluformin g2.1--'-0---1 2. Jalram. 50-500 1----0---1 3. Ecospin. Av. 75 0-----0----1 Is this the correct treatment?

PG Certificate Course In Diabetes Education(PGDCE), MBBS, CCEDM
General Physician, Mumbai
Well with diabetes with long duration and with hba1c of 7.5 is good. But still the more you approach to make hba1c < 7, the pp blood sugar is responsible for hba1c in between 7-8 %. And thats what we are seeing, you pp is raised. My suggestion is take ppg 0.3 or stabose 0.3 thrice a day, immediately after meals.
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Doctor I am diabetic patient and under medication. Is it possible if I stop medicine and instead take care of my diet habit and go for walking everyday. Thanks.

PG Certificate Course In Diabetes Education(PGDCE), MBBS, CCEDM
General Physician, Mumbai
Its not possible. Because your body doesnt produce enough insulin to keep your blood sugar normal with diet and walking alone.
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