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Reason of having diabetes, Treatment for cardio myopathy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hi i had some queries regarding diabetes, Is this something you can help?
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Yes sure
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Vinu put down the query
User :   what are the common causes of diabetes apart from too much sugar intake
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what imean here
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is whether sleeping habits and working late does it affect diabetes in any wy
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See the diabetes is a multifactorial diseas
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the causes could be genetic, environmental, lifestyles
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it has types like type 1 type 2 and mody called maturity onset diabetes of youth
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Classically symptoms are
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more urine, excessive eating, unexplained wt loss
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are yo uthere
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there is no issue that excessive sugar intake leads to diabetes it is the calories that matter most
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hello are you there
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I have to close this window as there is no response from your side. Please get back if you need any medical advice
Doctor :   are you back?
User :   yes sorry'
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there wasa network issue
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just read teh typed info
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and if any question ask me
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yes, so if we do a blood sugar test and it proves to be higher than normal does it prove an indication of diabetes
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or are the symptoms that you indicated
Doctor :   For one blood test
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are the basis for saying a person is diabetic
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that does not mean you are
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it needs min of two or the rbs > 200 with the symptoms of it
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ok
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you can take preventive measures
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to delay the onset
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ok
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If the family has the diabetes probel
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you may have likely chances of early onset
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say 40% to 50%
User :   ok will eating raw garlic help reduce it ?
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and if it type 1 it is around 20%
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ok
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there is no scietific evidence to it
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but ppl do follow
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saying a naturopathy
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allopathic
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ok,bcos iread in wikipedia that one particular enzyme in it
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measures are diet and exercise only to delay or prevent onset
User :   ok
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and is it true that a diabetic male will have problems in sexual intercourse?
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there is a complication in diabetes called
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vasculopathya nd neuroptahy
User :   ok
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where the affected male have
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not proper ercetions
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but that is due to poor sugar control
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is it permanent disability or temporary ?
Doctor :   It is permanent

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but the chances can be improved with better sugar cntrol
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depends on teh damage to the nerves and the vessel
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ok thanks for all the info, my main question comes next
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ok bye
User :   Yes
User :   i have 2 queries to trouble you :)
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1 ) about cardio myopathy
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Yes
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my mother has cardio myopathy
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Yes
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the doctor has informed that the medicines that she takes need s to be continues till end
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is this true ?
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is there no treatment for cardio myopathy?
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What type of cardio myopathy does she have
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hmmm maybe i'll have to refer her files later to answer this properly she cannot walk long distances as she gets temporary blind
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and once she was admitted to hospital because of a partial stroke
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she takes medicines like dindeva
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dindevan sorry
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Well you need to give me the details before giving you any advice
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yes i undeerstand
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i think i'll keep this one on hold , my next question
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what are the possible causes where the erection is not sustained long enough ?
User :   Diabetes is one condition
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is there any treatment for this , or is this a condition to be diagnosed
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mine is less than 200 for sure
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The best treatment is lifestyle changes and exercise
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Do you have premature ejaculation
User :   nope
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Then what do you mean by it is not sustained long enough
User :   i mean i have issues with sustaining erections till ejaculations during intercourse
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but having said that i do get erections
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Ok, there is also sildenafil citrate which you can have but it has many side effects so after a complete health check up you can be started on that if required
User :   hmm.. maybe thats a last resort right? butanything else you would suggest ?
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Yes you need to make a lot of lifestyle changes as it is a comlication of Diabetes
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We will send across the mail if you want
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yes sure thanks and one last question does diabets have effect on fertility or is it just erection that it affects ?
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Also you can look up www.dietnut.in for diet for diabetics where a nutritionist can guide you
User :   ok

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Erection
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Bye for now
User :   ok sure that answers my questions

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bye
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