Dr. Poornima Murthy

Dr. Poornima Murthy

Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
24 Years
Kannada, English
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About Doctor

Dr. Poornima Murthy completed her MBBS from Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences from Bangalore University, She also completed her DGO and DNB from Bangalore Medical College. She is a part of DNB programme in St. Martha's hospital where residents are trained.








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Dr. Poornima Murthy

This is our second kid and at first, it was delivered at Cloudnine only. the service was very good and that is why we came back here for a second kid. Our doctor is Dr. Poornima Murthy and she is the best. We are very happy with the overall services

We had delivered a baby girl and a doctor was Dr. Poornima Murthy. it was a wonderful experience with Cloud nine and we got wonderful support from all the team here. it was a normal delivery whenever I thought it would be normal but by god's grace and Poornima Mam's help, everything is fine.

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Dr. Poornima Murthy

We had a baby girl. The first time, we had a baby boy here itself. We are so happy that you have given birth to a baby girl under Dr. Poornima Murthy. She is very supportive and has helped us a lot. Without her cooperation, It wouldn't have happened. Doctors the way they helped, all the nurse staff and everyone are good here we liked it. Thank you!

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Pregnancy Diabetes or Gestation Diabetes AFTER DELIVERY | Glucose Challenge Test I Dr. Poornima Murthy
"This is the commonest question asked by all the patients, the answer is no, gestational diabetes is the diabetes appearing the first time in pregnancy and most of them will disappear after pregnancy. It disappears so fast that the day after delivery their sugars crash back to normal. After the delivery what we do is we allow the patients to have a normal diet and we check their sugars 6 weeks after delivery by doing the oral glucose challenge test and if the oral glucose challenge test is abnormal that is the value is more than 140 mg per decilitre then we tell them that they remain diabetes, but the chances of gestational diabetes turning not diabetes immediately after delivery, the chances are very low, having said this there are occasional where the gestational diabetes who have been out in high dose of insulin or oral hypoglycaemic agents they have the chance to remain diabetic even after delivery but their requirement of insulin or oral hypoglycaemic agents will come down. For patients who have not been found to be diabetic about 6 weeks after delivery, however we advise that they may turn diabetic later in their life, maybe about 5 to 10 years later. So to prevent that do lifestyle modification, as in follow the diet. Go for regular exercises, watch their weight and that way they can avoid becoming diabetic for the rest of their life or they can postpone the onset of diabetes or if they get diabetes atleast they can avoid taking medications like insulin oral hypoglycaemic agents and if at all they require insulin or oral hypoglycaemic agents the dose would be very small"
Natural Tips to Lower Gestational Diabetes or Pregnancy Diabetes |Diet & Exercise I Dr. Poornima Murthy
""Sugars during pregnancy can be lowered naturally that is without even medications, are by exercise or diabetic diet. Exercise consist of walking, the main thing is walking about 2 times a day, one in the morning, and one after dinner just before you sleep and walking and the speed of walking depends on the comfort level of the patients. Some patients who don’t have too much of pain, they usually manage some amount of brisk walking, whereas patients who gain lot of weight they would usually like to have a light stroll. There are some exercises called as isometric exercises, wherein 1 kg weight is grasped on both the hands, that is dumbbells and if dumbbells are not available what she could do is fill the 1 litre water bottle and fill water in that and keep water in each hand and start flexing her upper limb at the elbow up and down, about 3 to 4 sets in a day and each set will be stopped when the patient has got shortness of breath and she feels tired and these type of exercises will bring the sugar down, the second type of way how she can lower her sugars is the diabetic diet. In the diabetic diet the whole meal has to be divided into 6 portions, that is 3 major meals, that is breakfast lunch and dinner and snacks in between that and may be a midnight snack because gestational diabetes patient generally feel a little more hungry than the rest of the population mainly because they are exercising and following some kind of a diet. Direct sugars like sugars and bakery items and pastries, cakes and ice-cream, milkshakes, in fruits, fruits like pineapple, chikoo, big banana will have to be avoided, brown bread has to be taken, rice has to be avoided, wheat and ragi to be encouraged, raw vegetables and ofcourse they can have light non-vegetarian food"
Easy Tips to Control Blood sugar during Pregnancy | Pregnancy Diabetes I Dr. Poornima Murthy
"Blood sugar during pregnancy is controlled in 3 ways, one is exercise diet and third is meditation. Usually diet and exercise are the first tried, if the blood sugars do not come under control with these two, then only medications are started. When we come to exercises exercise, as in she needs to go for half an hour to 45 minutes of walking everyday and the speed of the walk it depends on the comfort of the patient and there is something known as isometric exercise . Isometric exercises are done in the sitting posture at home. Here one kg weight are grasped in both the hands and there is flexion of the arm at the elbow joint, flexion and extension are continuous movements about 3 to 4 sets are done each set is topped when the patient is tired and when she has some amount of shortness of breath. These are isometric exercise and any other form of exercise can be performed like yoga she can go for swimming and some amount of light dancing can be done. Coming to diet, diet she has to follow a diabetic diet, she has to take regular frequent meals, she has to keep up her time an these meals are divided into 6 portions, one is breakfast lunch and dinner, and in between breakfast and lunch, and in between lunch and dinner and late midnight snack, here the carbohydrate should constitute about 50 to 55% and proteins about 20 to 25% and fat about 15% and in between snacks should consist about whole-wheat bread and some biscuits devoid of sugar and direct sweets to be avoided and pastries, cakes, chocolates, ice creams to be avoided and sugar has to be brought down, rice content to be brought down, and she needs to eat more of wheat and ragi and after every meal if she can do some amount of light walking, that would very very helpful and the last would be medications. Medications would be oral hypoglycemic agents and insulin. Insulin is given for all diabetic patients. But now oral hypoglycaemic agents like metformin and glipizide are used and the doses of these are adjusted according to the sugar of the patient"
Tips to Prepare for Pregnancy Diabetes Test | Oral Glucose Challenge Test I Dr. Poornima Murthy
"The screening test for gestational diabetes is oral glucose challenge test and here the way it is done is the patient can come nay time to the hospital, irrespective of the last meal, irrespective of the time of the last meal, irrespective of teh type of diet she has taken before, she will be given 75 grams of glucose. After taking 75 grams of glucose, her blood sugars will be tested after 2 hours and the cut off for this is 140 mg per decilitre. Anything above 140 mg per decilitre indicates gestational diabetes. The glucose challenge test is a very simple and easy test to detect gestational diabetes. It is a very simple tests as in the patient need not fast and the pregnant patients if they are kept fasting or a long time they keep on vomiting and the develop gastritis and they are not even able to withstand their hunger and after that if glucose is given they start vomiting. So this is a very patient friendly and one step method to detect gestational diabetes. Before there as a test called as glucose tolerance tests for pregnant patients, wherein the pregnant patients used to take low carbohydrate diet for 3 days, come to the lab on empty stomach, first give their blood for fasting blood sugar, the give 100 grams of glucose and thin the blood as drawn after the first hour, second hour and the third hour and in all these 3 hours they were not supposed to eat and drink this was a very cumbersome and most patient unfriendly tests but this oral glucose challenge test has become a very easy. Patient friendly, easy and reliable method"
Normal range for Gestational Diabetes Test| HbA1c | Pregnancy Diabetes Test | Dr. Poornima Murthy
"Gestational diabetes is usually screened using a test called as oral glucose challenge test between 6th and the 7th month that is about 24 to 26 weeks and when the patient books with us about 6 to 8 weeks the screening tests would be fasting blood sugars and HbA1c, that is glycosylated haemoglobin. This HbA1c indicates that her blood sugars for the past 3 months. So FBS combined with HbA1c will screen her for overt diabetes , that is if the diabetes was present in her before even she fell pregnant. Any fasting blood sugar below 90 and HbA1c below 6 indicates she was not diabetic before she fell pregnant. When we come to oral glucose challenge test that is done between 6th and the 7 th month that is about 24 to 26 weeks, the upper limit for the cut off is about 140 mg per decilitre. So any level above 140 mg per decilitre, indicates that she is having gestational diabetes"
Will Gestational Diabetes or Pregnancy Diabetes go away after Baby is Born? I Dr. Poornima Murthy
"Definitely gestational diabetes disappears after delivery, it disappears so fast that suppose if you deliver the baby today, the next day morning the sugars will come to absolutely normal values. Infact this is counselling we do to the patients with gestational diabetes and this is the motivation we do for gestational diabetes that they need to follow exercise, diet and they need to take their medication and insulin everyday. The day after they deliver, they don’t have to follow anything, their sugars will automatically come back to normal. This only proves that pregnancy was the cause for gestational diabetes. In some gestational diabetes that have required insulin or oral hypoglycaemic agents, the day after they have delivered, the requirement of insulin crashes and the need for oral hypoglycaemic agents almost disappears"

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Dr. Poornima Murthy

Which city and centers, does Dr. Poornima Murthy practice at, on Cloudnine?

Dr. Poornima Murthy practices at Jayanagar & Kanakapura Road, Bangalore.

How can I book an appointment with Dr. Poornima Murthy?

You can book a consultation with Dr. Poornima Murthy via 'Cloudnine' app, through the Cloudnine website, a phone call on the customer care no, or directly from the hospital.

Why do people consult with Dr. Poornima Murthy?

Patients frequently visit Dr. Poornima Murthy for concerns like pregnancy, maternity, and gynecology consultations and treatments.

When can I book an appointment?

Anytime via 'Cloudnine' app or Cloudnine's website.

What is Dr. Poornima Murthy's education qualification?

Dr. Poornima Murthy has the following qualifications: MBBS, DGO, DNB(OBG).

What is Dr. Poornima Murthy a specialist for?

Dr. Poornima Murthy is an OB-GYN specialist.

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