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Diabetes is a metabolic disorder where there is increased blood sugar levels. It may be of type 1 or type 2. The early signs of diabetes include increased thirst, increased hunger and increased frequency of urination.

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I am a 26-year-old male with premature ejaculation and weakness. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am 26 years old, 5.3 feet, and weighs 160 lbs. I am experiencing premature ejaculations and weakness. Please help.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran. S. R.

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and can understand your concern. Premature ejaculation can occur due to various causes, such as: Stressful work with night duties or 24-hour jobs. Diabetes, hypertension, and thyroid issue affect premature ejaculation. Keeping your blood ...  Read Full »

I have been dealing with a persistent ringworm infection in multiple areas. What can I do?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been dealing with ringworm for the past five months. It has affected areas such as my toes, stomach, the area between my thighs, back, and behind my ears. I am an 18-and-a-half-year-old girl. Please help.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to understand your concern. Based on your description, it appears that you have tinea cruris et corporis et faciei, which is a fungal infection affecting the groin, body, and face. Here are some general measures to follow:Keep the affected area dry. Avoid moisture accumu...  Read Full »

How can ptosis be treataed in a diabetic patient?

Query: Hello doctor, 55 years old male with complaint of ptosis on the right eye having diabetes for the past 10 to 12 years. Fasting blood sugar (FBS) yesterday taken was 165 mg/dl. Ocular movement normal on left side but adduction limited in affected side. He is suspected to have third nerve palsy. What ...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I recommend performing a brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). If normal (which means that is a peripheral nerve damage) I would recommend starting low dose Steroids for 20 days, Vitamin B complex supplements, Alpha lipoic acid 1200 mg daily. In case of pain in the ...  Read Full »

How to convince my 80-year-old father to take medicines for his depression?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is 80 years old. He is a diabetic and hypertensive, both under control. He has mitral valve regurgitation and is on heart, diabetes, and blood pressure medicines. A couple of years ago, his brother passed away, and since then, his mental and physical health has been deterior...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnui

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. At 80, any significant life event or loss can cause depression in many individuals. As he has diabetes, hypertension, and MR, the tablet Escitalopram must be avoided due to its risk of cardiac side effects. Tablet Sertraline would be the d...  Read Full »

My 81-year-old diabetic father has elevated BUN values. Is it due to painkillers?

Query: Hi, My 81-year-old father has been diabetic for the past 30 years. He has had bypass surgery and a stroke in the past. He also underwent treatment for non-Hodgkins lymphoma 11 years back. His current medication includes Mixtard Insulin 30/70 42 units in the morning and 12 units at night, Glycomet GP...  Read Full »

Dr. Manzoor Ahmad Parry

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. I checked your father's reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). His tests are within normal limits, except for a slight increase in BUN (blood urea nitrogen) and low vitamin D levels. There is a po...  Read Full »

I started Metformin and raised the dosage, but post that, I had stomach pain. Is it due to Metformin or any other reason?

Query: Hi doctor, I recently started with Metformin tablet 1000 mg and raised it in 10 days up to 2000 mg. Since then, I have been feeling awful, and my adjustment was very rough as I felt nauseous. So, I skipped a day, and felt okay; the next day, I took it again and felt sick. Now I have permanent pain a...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have reviewed your case history in detail. As a tablet, Metformin is known to cause of gastric upset and upper abdominal discomfort. As you have already noticed, this occurs after increasing the dose of Metformin; I would like to suggest you reduce the dose or even s...  Read Full »

I recently developed gastric issues and have had diabetes for the last 20 years. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 58 years old and weigh about 187 lbs. I am an Insulin-dependent diabetic patient. I have had diabetes for the last 20 years and insulin-dependent for the last ten years. I take 1000 mg of Metformin after breakfast and dinner. I take Linagliptin 5 mg and Trinexovas 20 mg in the mo...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. I have reviewed your case history in detail. Your issues, as per your history and laboratory investigations, are : 1. Uncontrolled diabetes. 2. Elevated SGOT (serum glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase) likely alcohol in...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from premature ejaculation for many years. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 30-year-old male. I have had a problem with premature ejaculation for many years. I could not perform well in bed with my partner. Ejaculation occurs immediately after the insertion of the penis in the vagina. Please suggest some treatment so that I can enjoy my sexual life. Please ...  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran. S. R.

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. There are many reasons for premature ejaculation, such as: 1. Stressful work. 2. Diabetes, hypertension, and thyroid issues affect premature ejaculation. Keeping your blood sugar, blood pressure, and thyroid hormones under control will help yo...  Read Full »

I am not able to enjoy sex, eating, taking a hot bath, or being with friends and family. What could be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27-year-old female. Over the past year, I have been unable to have pleasure from sex, eating, taking a hot bath, or being with friends and family. I find this lack of pleasure to be depressing. I do not enjoy sex, foreplay or even just cuddling as I feel only an uncomfortable ache...  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran. S. R.

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your first query consult is on us! I can understand your concern Low Libido can have many reasons. It can be due to infections like urinary infections. You can do a complete urine analysis and ultrasound of the pelvis in order to diagnose it. Diabetes and hyperten...  Read Full »

What tests can be done for erectile dysfunction in a diabetic?

Query: Hi doctor, This is regarding a male, 27 years. He is suffering from type 1 diabetes from the age of 5 years. He is having an erection but is unable to sustain it during the intercourse. Firstly, he is not sure if he is suffering from ED or is it just anxiety. Are there any tests to be sure of ED? S...  Read Full »

Dr. Karthik Rajan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your symptoms and I would like to know a few more details to answer your query better. Is he able to achieve an erection sufficient for vaginal penetration during intercourse? Is the loss of erection due to early ejaculation or happens without ejacul...  Read Full »

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