May 2020

On thyroxine for under active thyroid and not losing weight?

Number of people find that, even though they are treated correctly with thyroxine for under active thyroid(Hypothyroidism), continue to gain weight leading to obesity.I get a number of referrals from General Practitioners to help, patients who find that they are struggling to lose weight despite being on the correct dose of thyroxine. They also have a normal thyroid function test.

May 2020

Why more people with obesity have complications with corona virus infection?

It is sad that there are millions infected with COVID-19 worldwide. There are at least quarter of million people who have died of corona.Research shows that a significant number of people who died had, obesity and obesity related medical conditions. So, why do people with higher BMI and/or diabetes have so many complications with coronavirus infection. Please watch both parts of the video: Part 1: Part 2:

May 2020

Eating slow can help you lose weight?

There are hundreds of diets, which come up every year. All these diets ask you to eat less. The underlying principle is to ensure you have less calories. A weight loss programme can be successful, only if the underlying problems is understood and solved. Problem with weight gain is due to excessive hunger or not feeling full. So, the solution is to manage hunger and fullness. Eating slow helps you lose weight. Follow the rule of 20-20-20. Watch this video:

May 2020

How do people with diabetes safely fast during Ramadan?

People with diabetes have always been advised to eat at regular intervals and not forget to take their medications. However, during the month of Ramadan when people fast from sunrise to sunset, they have to make a number of changes to ensure they are safe. In particular they should not have hypoglycaemia(Low blood glucose), high blood glucose, dehydration or any other life threatening complications like Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) and Hyperosmolar hyperglycaemic state(HHS). Click here

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