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Low Carb Diet

A low-carb diet helps in dieting. Dieting is done by restricting the intake of carbohydrates. Intake of carbs is reduced y increasing the intake of protein and fat. A low-carb diet not only helps in reducing body weight but also helps in some medical conditions like diabetes, polycystic ovarian syndrome, non-alcoholic fatty liver, etc.

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Advise a diet plan to avoid diabetes during pregnancy.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 26 weeks pregnant. This weekend I had my glucose tolerance test (3 hours) and on which I failed badly. My fasting numbers were 172, 325 and 318. I know they are bad, but my doctor never told me to follow a strict diet of three to five days prior to the test. In my pregnancy, I ha...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You are suffering from gestational diabetes mellitus without any doubt. As per IADPSG criteria (International Association of Diabetes and Pregnancy Study Group) and DIPSI criteria (The Diabetes and Pregnancy Study Group India) both makes you overt diabetic. These le...  Read Full »

My TSH is elevated. Should I consult an endocrinologist?

Query: Hello doctor, I got my blood tested, and the TSH is slightly elevated. Should I consult an endocrinologist? I have been suffering from a sleeping disorder for the last three years but never diagnosed with thyroid or any other disease except vitamin D deficiency. I am tackling my insomnia with exerci...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query and read each one of your reports that you have provided (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The slightly high TSH is insignificant and can be safely ignored. It could also be due to not sleeping properly as improper sleep can dis...  Read Full »

What should I do to control my weight with hyperthyroidism?

Query: Hi, I am a hyperthyroidism patient. My weight was 143 lbs when I was normal. And then my weight is suddenly decreased and it was 114 lbs, and I knew that I have hyperthyroid, so treatment was start from last year and now my current weight is 161 lbs, can you help me how can I control weight now? I a...  Read Full »

Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Answer: Hi Welcome to First of all you need to control your thyroid function so that the thyroid hormone levels should be stable. When the thyroid hormone levels increase you will lose weight. I don’t know why you are taking Inderal (Propranolol)? It is given initially to control symptoms b...  Read Full »

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