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Dr. Anantharaman Ramakrishnan - Endocrinologist, Bangalore

Dr. Anantharaman Ramakrishnan

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DM - Endocrinology, MBBS, MD - Medicine

Endocrinologist, Bangalore

15 Years Experience  ·  500 - 600 at clinic  ·  ₹350 online
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Dr. Anantharaman Ramakrishnan 87% (35 ratings) DM - Endocrinology, MBBS, MD - Medicine Endocrinologist, Bangalore
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Dr. Anantharaman Ramakrishnan is one of the best Endocrinologists in BTM Layout, Bangalore. He has been a practicing Endocrinologist for 15 years. He studied and completed DM - Endocrinology, MBBS, MD - Medicine . He is currently associated with Magna Clinic For Obesity Diabetes & Endocrinology in BTM Layout, Bangalore. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Anantharaman Ramakrishnan on Lybrate.com.

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DM - Endocrinology - PGIMER Chandhigarh - 2009
MBBS - PGIMER Chandhigarh - 2003
MD - Medicine - Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry - 2006
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Awards and Recognitions
Torrent Young Scholar Award Given For Outstanding Academic Achievement Among Endocrinology Trainees
Gold Medal For The MD General Medicine Course
Torrent Young Scholar Award Given For Outstanding Academic Achievement Among Endocrinology Trainees
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American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE)
Research Society For The Study of Diabetes In India (RSSDI)

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Hi, yesterday I took first time pasting blood sugar test and urine test, those results is bps is 110 and urine is nill. Can you please evolution those reports, that is normal or diabetic?

DM - Endocrinology, MBBS, MD - Medicine
Endocrinologist, Bangalore
Hi, yesterday I took first time pasting blood sugar test and urine test, those results is bps is 110 and urine is nil...
Hello sir, get your HbA1c test done and update the value, will check and let you know sir. For more information call to this number
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I have hypothyroidism. I take Thyronorm 100 daily. I read somewhere that people with hypothyroidism should not consume coffee. Is it correct? I consume one black coffee before going to gym in morning.

DM - Endocrinology, MBBS, MD - Medicine
Endocrinologist, Bangalore
I have hypothyroidism. I take Thyronorm 100 daily.
I read somewhere that people with hypothyroidism should not consum...
Thank you for your query. You can consume coffee but it should be in moderation. Further more information please give a call to. So that we can Explain you in Better way.
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I am 40 years old women. I have no diabetes. I have a problem excess urination (again and again toilet) I have consulted a doctor in my locality and after urine examination report - Microscopic Pus cells - 8-10 /HPF The doctor told me I have an infection in that area. Suggest me what to do to overcome this problem.

DM - Endocrinology, MBBS, MD - Medicine
Endocrinologist, Bangalore
I am 40 years old women. I have no diabetes. I have a problem excess urination (again and again toilet) I have consul...
Thank you for your query. If you have urine infection might b they have suggested tabs pls continue and still your facing same problem you can go for urine culture and sensitivity test and get back to me with this report.
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I have done thyroid test and the result was t3, total -1.00,t4, total-9.10 tsh 2.22 prolactin serum test _ 10.32 what does dis value means. Am I having any problem?

DM - Endocrinology, MBBS, MD - Medicine
Endocrinologist, Bangalore
Thank you for your query. Your vomiting sensation can be because of any other problems, but unrelated to thyroid issues. If you Have Stopped Thyrox for 10 days, 2 weeks Retest the T3, T4, THS Futher More information Pls Give A Call.
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I have listened that some ayurveda can cure diabetes forever. Is it true? If yes then can you tell me how to get that treatment to cure diabetes.

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Endocrinologist, Bangalore
I have listened that some ayurveda can cure diabetes forever. Is it true? If yes then can you tell me how to get that...
Thank you for your Query. Absouletly wrong. Diabetic is a chronic disorder and it is required frequently followup. And you have to maintain your sugar level in controle. .further more information.
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Will a person with Type 2 diabetes under control end up with the need for insulin?

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Endocrinologist, Bangalore
Will a person with Type 2 diabetes under control end up with the need for insulin?
Thank you for Your Query. Please share your Recently Blood Report & History. Further more information contact me.
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How Can You Manage Joint Pain Due To Hypothyroidism?

DM - Endocrinology, MBBS, MD - Medicine
Endocrinologist, Bangalore
How Can You Manage Joint Pain Due To Hypothyroidism?

The body is controlled by chemicals known as hormones. These are produced in minute quantities by minute organs, but have great control on almost all body functions. There are different hormones, each determining different functions like how tall a person will grow, how strong the bones will be, how well a person can react to stress and the reproductive ages. There is also a master gland called the pituitary which is situated somewhere deep in the brain, which controls all these organs. Small variations in the amount of these chemicals in the body produce significant effect on their respective control organ.

Thyroid is one such major gland, which produces a hormone called thyroxine or T4 as it is commonly called. This controls metabolism and emotional health to a large extent. Reduced amounts of T4 is very common in women, and with altered metabolism, there is increased musculoskeletal pain in various joints.

Here are some of the best ways to reduce Joint Pain from Hypothyroidism:

  1. Step Up to Low-Impact Aerobics: Twenty to 60 minutes of near-daily aerobics — really any exercise that gets your heart pumping — can help speed up your metabolism and counter weight gain, a common hypothyroidism symptom and a contributor to joint pain. But if you have joint or knee pain, choose low-impact aerobics. Swimming is the ideal low-impact aerobic exercise — the water buoys your body and cushions joints.
  2. Strengthen Your Muscles: Strength- or weight-training exercises build muscle mass, which uses more calories than fat even at rest. That promotes weight loss and can ease the strain on your joints. Stronger muscles also directly help protect nearby joints. For example, strengthening exercises such as squats, lunges, and leg lifts develop the muscles that support the knees. Start slow with 15 repetitions of each exercise. Then build up to three sets of 15 reps each.
  3. Get Plenty of Sleep: Sleep is the time for muscles and joints to recover. If you're not sleeping well, you are not recovering as fast as you could be. What's more, when you're sleep deprived, you're likely to crave junk and comfort foods that can contribute to weight gain, which adds stress to your joints and increases joint pain. Aim for seven to eight hours of quality sleep each night.
  4. Stick to a Healthy Diet: Replace the junk food that can lead to weight gain with choices that enhance your health. For example, add fatty fish to your diet. It's a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, known to decrease inflammation, which may be contributing to your muscle and joint pain. Coldwater fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel, and tuna have some the highest amounts of omega-3s. Also be sure to get lots of fresh fruit and vegetables high in antioxidants, which may counter inflammation, too.
  5. Practice YogaYoga poses are a great way to provide relief for joint pain while also increasing flexibility. For shoulder pain, look for poses that open your chest, like this simple pose: Sit with your feet flat on the floor. As you inhale, stretch your arms over your head. Clasp your hands together over your head and then turn your palms up toward the ceiling. Drop your shoulders and straighten up as if pushing through your head. Hold for 30 seconds. Release your hands, bringing them down behind you. Next, clasp your hands behind your back and lift your arms. Hold for another 30 seconds.
  6. Don't Let Fatigue Win: Fatigue is one of the most common hypothyroidism symptoms. Even though you might feel listless, you'll benefit from exercise because it will rev your metabolism and help you maintain flexibility despite muscle and joint pain. If you're too exhausted to complete a full exercise routine, break it up into several short bouts — even 10 minutes done three times a day will be effective. Also, stretching and relaxation exercises within two hours of bedtime may help you sleep better.
  7. Meditate for Stress Relief: Having a chronic condition such as hypothyroidism can be stressful, and that stress can actually contribute to pain and tension. That's why it's important to find ways to reduce stress, such as the practice of mindfulness meditation. This form of meditation teaches you how to distract yourself from what's bothering you by refocusing your attention, often on your own breathing. 

Thyroid hormones help all your organs work well. They control how your body uses food for energy.

What Do Thyroids Do

Thyroid hormones affect your metabolism rate, which means how fast or slow your brain, heart, muscles, liver, and other parts of your body work. If your body works too fast or too slowly, you won’t feel well. For example, if you don’t have enough thyroid hormone, you might feel tired and cold. Or, if you have too much thyroid hormone, you might feel nervous, jumpy, and warm.

What hormones does my thyroid gland produce?

The thyroid gland produces thyroxine (T4), which is a relatively inactive prohormone and lower amounts of the active hormone, triiodothyronine (T3). Collectively, T3 and T4 are referred to as the thyroid hormones. Twenty percent of the body’s triiodothyronine is made by the thyroid gland; the other 80% comes from thyroxine converted by organs such as the liver or kidneys.

The thyroid gland also produces calcitonin from cells called C-cells. Calcitonin is understood to play a role in regulating calcium levels in the body, but its exact function in humans remains unclear. Thyroid hormone is one such chemical which has effect on all organs of the body including the joints. Vague pains may be due to thyroid disorders. They are easy to manage with treatment.

What Should You Know About Graves' Disease?

DM - Endocrinology, MBBS, MD - Medicine
Endocrinologist, Bangalore
What Should You Know About Graves' Disease?

The body has multiple chemicals called hormones, which regulate many of its functions. Increased or decreased levels of these hormones affect various functions including metabolism, growth and sexual functions. Thyroxin produced by the thyroid (situated in the front of the neck) is one such hormone, which has a significant role to play in metabolism.

Graves’ disease is one of the main causes of hyperthyroidism, where there is excessive production of thyroid hormones. Graves’ disease is an autoimmune disorder, wherein the body reacts against its own tissues. It is very common in women than men, especially after 20 years of age. Family history also has a strong correlation in developing Graves’ disease. The high levels of thyroid hormone increase the rate of metabolism, thereby altering weight, mental energy levels, physical stamina, and also mood.

Thyroid hormone is related to metabolism and more amount of it lead to higher metabolism. This causes the following symptoms.

  1. Intolerance to heat
  2. Excessive sweating
  3. Nervousness and anxiety
  4. Inability sleep, as the mind is always excited
  5. Increased appetite (sometimes despite weight loss) due to higher metabolism
  6. Irregular menstrual cycles
  7. Palpitations (rapid, loud heartbeat)
  8. Irregular heartbeats (tachyarrhythmia)
  9. Fine tremors of the extended arms
  10. Breast enlargement in men, known as gynecomastia
  11. Extreme moodiness, causing irritability and anger
  12. Inability to focus and concentrate
  13. General fatigue and shortness of breath with any exertion
  14. Increased frequency of bowel movements

In addition, the eye symptoms are quite diagnostic including:

  1. Protrusion of the eyes (exophthalmos), giving an impression that they are going to fall out
  2. Double vision
  3. Excessive tearing
  4. Increased irritation in the eyes

Diagnosis: The first symptom would be the presence of an enlarged thyroid gland (front of the neck above the collarbone), and the some of the above symptoms would be present.
In addition, tests to check for thyroid gland functioning including T3 and T4 levels would reveal increased amounts of hormone in the blood stream.
As a confirmatory test, the radioactive iodine uptake test also is done, which will indicate increased uptake by the thyroid gland. This indicates that the gland is functioning at an increased pace and requires additional iodine for the production of thyroid hormones.

Treatment: There are two approaches to it, one to control the symptoms and the other to control the thyroid gland per se.

  1. Beta blockers are very useful in controlling rapid heart rate and anxiety.
  2. Prednisone may be used to control eye irritation and swelling
  3. Antithyroid drugs are used to control the production of thyroid
  4. Radioactive iodine is given orally to control excessive thyroid production
  5. In severe cases, thyroid gland may be surgically removed partially or completely

Graves’ disease is not life-threatening and once symptoms are controlled, the patient’s quality of life improves drastically. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Why Wounds In Diabetic Patients Can Cause Severe Problems?

DM - Endocrinology, MBBS, MD - Medicine
Endocrinologist, Bangalore
Why Wounds In Diabetic Patients Can Cause Severe Problems?

Diabetes is a chronic condition where glucose level of your body rises too high. There are two types of diabetes type 1 and type 2. In case of type 1 diabetes, the body fails to produce insulin and people suffering from this condition have to depend on insulin injections for the rest of their life. In case of type 2 diabetes the body produces less amount of insulin which is not enough for the proper functioning of the body. This type of diabetes can be kept under control by following a healthy diet and practicing exercise regularly.

Why diabetic wounds can cause severe problems?
Diabetes can cause a number of complications that makes it harder for certain wounds to heal. These include:

  1. Nerve damage: Until a cut or blister worsens and becomes inflamed, in case of neuropathy, you will not experience the pain. Diabetics often suffer from neuropathy, making it difficult for wounds to heal.
  2. Weak immune system: A minor wound may even get severe and become infected if your immune system fails to exercise its natural defenses.
  3. Narrow arteries: Blocked arteries may cause severe wounds which becomes difficult to heal. Clogged arteries make it difficult for the blood to flow to the affected area which slows the process of wound healing.

Treating a diabetic wound
You can follow the methods mentioned below to avoid getting infected:

  1. Taking care of the wound immediately. If the wound is not cleaned and taken care of, letting bacteria to build up, it can lead to infection.
  2. Avoid using soaps and hydrogen peroxide to irritate the injury. Use antibiotic lotions to prevent infection and use a sterile bandage to keep the affected area covered.
  3. Consult your doctor before any minor problems turn to larger ones
  4. Since the bottom of the foot is a common place for developing blisters and calluses in case of diabetic people, try to keep pressure off the wound as it slowly heals

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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6 months pregnant. GCT is 181. Fasting Sugar is 78. Constant pain in lower abdomen. Constant body aches.

DM - Endocrinology
Endocrinologist, Bangalore
6 months pregnant. GCT is 181.
Fasting Sugar is 78.
Constant pain in lower abdomen. Constant body aches.
Gct of 181 needs to be reconfirmed by a formal GTT done at 0; 1 hr ;2 hr her symptoms unrelated to high sugars. Could be a vitamin D deficiency.
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