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    Dr Anju Virmani is aConsultant Endocrinologist/ Diabetologist, Apollo, Max & Sunderlal Jain Hospitals, New Delhi. She was Imm. Past President, ISPAE (Indian Society for Pediatric & Adolescent Endocrinology) and Chair of ISPAE in 2009.

Questions Answered by me

People with long standing diabetes get this phenomenon, called hypoglycaemia unawareness. It is because over the years the body's ability to...

Answered on : 24 Jan 2005

You are not slightly obese: your BMI of 28 (not 29, if 173 and 84 kg are correct) is quite high! You need to stop smoking, cut down alcohol to a...

Answered on : 02 Dec 2004

What you have is thyrotoxicosis, i.e. overactivity of the thyroid gland. This can be controlled by either medication, or an ablative dose of...

Answered on : 15 Sep 2004

Novelon and aldactone are what you need for the hair growth, which is part of the polycystic ovarian syndrome. If you have had the hair for a long...

Answered on : 09 Sep 2004

You have not stated it specifically, but I presume your presenting complaint is hair growth on chin and chest, perhaps associated with irregular...

Answered on : 06 Sep 2004

No, after the centres close, you cannot grow, but I would protest about 157 cm being called short. 157 cm is average well nourished Indian woman's...

Answered on : 16 Aug 2004

Standard recommendations for thyroid carcinomas are surgery (usually removal of almost the entire thyroid gland) followed by thyroxin replacement...

Answered on : 05 Aug 2004

Diabetic women can certainly have children of their own, but you have to be very tightly controlled right from the period when you are trying to...

Answered on : 17 Jul 2004

It is possible for the thyroid gland to start functioning normally again, and for you to not need the thyroxin again. However, you need to take...

Answered on : 07 Jul 2004

Diabetes is a well known disease which needs to be controlled. There is no such thing as psychological diabetes. Stress is one of the factors...

Answered on : 02 Jul 2004
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