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Dr. Chitra S

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Endocrinology

Endocrinologist, Bangalore

13 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
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Dr. Chitra S MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Endocrinology Endocrinologist, Bangalore
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Dr. Chitra S is a renowned Endocrinologist in New BEL Road, Bangalore. Doctor has helped numerous patients in his/her 13 years of experience as a Endocrinologist. Doctor is a MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Endocrinology . You can meet Dr. Chitra S personally at MS Ramaiah Memorial Hospital in New BEL Road, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Chitra S and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Education
MBBS - Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore - 2004
MD - General Medicine - Madras Medical College, Chennai - 2009
DM - Endocrinology - Institute of Post Graduate Medicine Education and Research.SSKM Hospital - 2014
Awards and Recognitions
A V Gandhi award for excellence in Endocrinology
Professional Memberships
Endocrine Society USA
Endocrine Society of India
Research Society for the Study of Diabetes in India (RSSDI)

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Which homeopathic medicines are effective in regulating blood sugar / insulin levels. My last HBA1c reading is 6.3 & fasting was 106.

Homeopath, Pune
Which homeopathic medicines are effective in regulating blood sugar / insulin levels. My last HBA1c reading is 6.3 & ...
Your glycelated hb ie confirmatory hb level is fine fasting is on a gigher side take sygezium mother tincture and uranum. Nitricum both in half cup of lukewarm water twice daily it will reduce your glucose level in urine and blood.
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What is the best course or medication needed to control your diabetes, besides control of food intake. Control memory.

MBBS
General Physician, Ahmedabad
It depends on your sugar level//hba1c level.//bp. Or any coexisting conditions. Regular walking//exercise. Diet control is must.
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My blood sugar level Fasting is 90 to 110 PP is 140 to 180 after 1.30 hr of breakfast there is big thirst of water now question is this i am a diabetic of not

MD - Pathology
Pathologist, Noida
You seem to have polydipsia meaning increased thirst , which is one of the symptoms of diabetes, but, your blood levels suggest otherwize. Fasting sugar levels are normal, whereas PP sample is mildy raised but is considered as less specific. Based on this , you are currently not a diabetic patient but you come in the danger zone. Please repeat your fasting sugar levels after strict overnight fasting of 12 hours and also get a HbAic test done. Also get fasting insulin level done. Your reports will decide further course of action.
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I am 54 years old .Doing exercise now I planed to take steroids for making muscles .Kindly suggest me .I am no and diabetic .Keeping everything normal .I am waiting for your response.

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, FACE, FACP, FRCP (London)
Diabetologist, Lucknow
I am 54 years old .Doing exercise now I planed to take steroids for making muscles .Kindly suggest me .I am no and di...
Don't take steroid without any medical reason for which it is prescribed by a qualified physician.
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Madam my age is 46 years stopmensus for 5 yrs, suffering with thyroid from 5 yrs, recently I went a periodical check up and diagnosis of THYROID PROFILE so the T3, T4,TSH is normal level ,right now I am using thyrox 100 mg tablet for thyroid My major problem is since from one month too much hair fall is occur during bath, and dandruff problem ,so my humble request to you prescribe a medicine to stop HAIR FALL AND DANDRUFF. Specially in tablet form.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Madam my age is 46 years stopmensus  for 5 yrs, suffering with thyroid from 5 yrs, recently I went a periodical check...
1. Eat healthy – eat fruits, vegetables, and a high protein diet 2. Destress yourself. 3. Sleep for at least 6-8 hrs a day. 4. Have an oil massage at least twice a week with coconut oil or any oil of your choice.Condition your hair after shampooing with ketocip shampoo. 5. Take tab adgain once daily after food for 15 days and revert.
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Sir, I am suffering from thyroid hypothyroidism for 8 years taking thyronorm 150 mg but now I have problem in my both legs and joint. I use tablet dexona and cetrizine as I have some problem of asthma and itching since 8 years. I also have high BP taking AGENAL AT 1 daily .I also feel problem in nerves. TSH level also increased sussagest some medicines. Thanks.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Sir, I am suffering from thyroid hypothyroidism for 8 years taking thyronorm 150 mg but now I have problem in my both...
lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. When on treatment with thyroxine tablets taking adequate dose, TSH should be maintained between 3 to 4 mU/L, then only all the symptoms are in check. High TSH level means hypothyroidism is not in control. Secondly if you are on Dexona (for what reason is not clear), that can also upset the control. For asthma there are inhalers which offer better relief. Joint and muscle pains can be due to uncontrolled hypothyroidism. Plus your weight also is much higher with a BMI of 29.16 kgs showing obesity. This could be due to uncontrolled hypothyroidism. You have not mentioned the BP readings. From the info given it looks like a re - look has to be given to the total treatment, diet, exercise and various medications being taken. Thanks.
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How Obesity Increases The Risk For Diabetes!

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, FACE, FACP, FRCP (London)
Diabetologist, Lucknow
How Obesity Increases The Risk For Diabetes!

Diabetes is a complex group of diseases with a variety of causes. People with diabetes have high blood glucose, also called high blood sugar or hyperglycemia.

Diabetes is a disorder of metabolism, the way the body uses digested food for energy. The digestive tract breaks down carbohydrates, sugars and starches found in many foods, into glucose, a form of sugar that enters the bloodstream. Diabetes develops when the body doesn't make enough insulin or is not able to use insulin effectively, or both.

The two main types of diabetes are:

Type 1 Diabetes: Type 1 diabetes typically occurs in children and young adults, though it can appear at any age. In the past, type 1 diabetes was called juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. Heredity plays an important part in determining who is likely to develop type 1 diabetes. Genes are passed down from biological parent to child.

Type 2 Diabetes: Type 2 diabetes develops most often in middle-aged and older people who are also overweight or obese. The disease, once rare in youth, is becoming more common in overweight and obese children and adolescents. Type 2 diabetes is caused by a combination of factors, including insulin resistance, a condition in which the body's muscle, fat, and liver cells do not use insulin effectively.

Physical Inactivity, Obesity, and Diabetes-

Physical inactivity and obesity are strongly associated with the development of type 2 diabetes. People who are genetically susceptible to type 2 diabetes are more vulnerable when these risk factors are present. About 80 percent of people with type 2 diabetes are overweight or obese.

An imbalance between caloric intake and physical activity can lead to obesity, which causes insulin resistance and is common in people with type 2 diabetes. Central obesity, in which a person has excess abdominal fat, is a major risk factor not only for insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes but also for heart and blood vessel disease, also called cardiovascular disease (CVD). This excess belly fat produces hormones and other substances that can cause harmful, chronic effects in the body such as damage to blood vessels.

So, measuring your waist is a quick way of assessing your diabetes risk. This is a measure of abdominal obesity, which is a particularly high-risk form of obesity. Women have a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes if their waist measures 80cm (31.5 inches) or more. Asian men with a waist size of 89cm (35 inches) or more have a higher risk, as do white or black men with a waist size of 94cm (37 inches) or more.

Simple Steps to Lower Your Risk-

Making a few lifestyle changes can dramatically lower the chances of developing type 2 diabetes. The same changes can also lower the chances of developing heart disease and other life taking cancers.

  1. Control Your Weight: Being overweight increases the chances of developing type 2 diabetes seven-fold. Being obese makes you 20 to 40 times more likely to develop diabetes than someone with a healthy weight. Losing weight can help if your weight is above the healthy-weight range. Check your BMI. Losing 7 to 10 percent of your current weight can cut your chances of developing type 2 diabetes in half.
  2. Get Moving and Turn Off the Television: Inactivity promotes type 2 diabetes. Working your muscles more often and making them work harder improves their ability to use insulin and absorb glucose. This puts less stress on your insulin-making cells.
  3. Tune Up Your Diet: Four dietary changes can have a big impact on the risk of type 2 diabetes-
    • Choose whole grains and whole grain products over highly processed carbohydrates.
    • Skip the sugary drinks, and choose water, coffee, or tea instead.
    • Choose good fats instead of bad fats.
    • Limit red meat and avoid processed meat; choose nuts, whole grains, poultry, or fish instead.

If you are already suffering from diabetes, then do take a walk everyday and adopt healthy eating habits. Along with that relieve your stress and take proper doses of insulin or medications as prescribed by your doctor. Consult an Expert & get answers to your questions!

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I am a retired person. I am a diabetic patient. I take Galvusmet tablet twice a day. My sugar level is almost stable. Can I get heart problem?

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I am a retired person. I am a diabetic patient. I take Galvusmet tablet twice a day. My sugar level is almost stable....
So long as your blood sugar levels are under control, your risk of heart attack are due to other factors like smoke and pollution are more, because you must be eating the right food & doing exercises due to dm. Take care and get checked for heart routinely.
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Sir I have thyroid problem since 10 years. Now I am using thyronorm 75 mcg tablets. Now a days my skin is changing alot. Please suggest me a doctor.

Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
Sir I have thyroid problem since 10 years. Now I am using thyronorm 75 mcg tablets. Now a days my skin is changing al...
Make sure that your TSH is under control. You can use a good cream which has aloe Vera & Vit E combo. This will help you.
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Dear sir can you tell me how to control diabetes type 2 and can you tell me about diet.

M.sc in dietetics and community nutrittion management
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Kolkata
Dear sir can you tell me how to control diabetes type 2 and can you tell me about diet.
Do exercise and maintain a healthy body weight. Eat small amount foods frequently. Take lots of whole fruits, vegetables. Drink lots of water. Use nutritional supplement to control diabetes.
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My uric acid is 1.1 mg/dl. I am a 24 year male. What should I do. What are the medicines I should take and what type of diet should I adhere to.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
My uric acid is 1.1 mg/dl. I am a 24 year male. What should I do. What are the medicines I should take and what type ...
Usually, uric acid level increases in a body when a person does not drink enough water. It is a waste product of the body and needs to expelled out. And in order to do so, you need to drink enough water. Drink 2-3 litres of water per day and it will come back to normal range.
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I am diagnosed for hypothyroidism with 8.5 tsh. I am advised to take eltroxin 25. I have severe skin allergies and 11.5 hemoglobin. Any problem?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Hypothyroidism has to be treated by thyroxine hormone. Skin allergy and low hb are separate issues. They need to be treated wuthering specific drugs. Low hb can affect your ability to work, so take cap vitcifol 1 at night for at least 4 months.
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I am a Diabetes patient for the last 12 years and my sugar level remains Fasting 110 to130 and PP 230 to 270. I have been suggested to take two tablets of Amril2. One in the morning and one in the evening. Please advice to reduce the sugar level or to keen within the range.

M.B;B.S, P.G.(FAMILY MEDICINE), D.O.H.
General Physician, Hyderabad
Management of Diabetes: TEN COMMANDMENTS 1. Once declared diabetic management of the case depends on the mutual coordination of treating doctor and the patient. 2. Regular timely medicines 3. Diet planning with the dietician 4. Monthly visit to doctor & FBS, PPBS, & Average glucose estimations to know the prognosis 5. Brisk morning walk for 45mts for 6days/week 6. Avoid rice one time (if possible replace with low carbohydrate diet) 7. Stop all sweets 8. If you are an alcoholic stop it 9. Monitor ideal wt 10.Know how to respond to possible hypoglycaemia attack
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My husband is 34 yrs old male, doctor advised him to take throx-25 for 8 weeks, as his tsh is 8.46ml. I wanto know whether he is having thyroid problem.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
My husband is 34 yrs old male, doctor advised him to take throx-25 for 8 weeks, as his tsh is 8.46ml. I wanto know wh...
yes he have hypothyroidism.his tsh level is higher than normal. In hypothyroidism:-- where there is deficiency of thyroxine hormone leading to sluggishness, tired feeling, weight increase, slow heart beats, intolerance to cold, swelling of legs, feet and face, difficulty in concentrating and at times in speech. Treatment for hypothyroidism is giving thyroxine tablets. And dose are according to level of thyroid for life time. Avoid bad habits . Avoid stress. Some Relax during work. Go for walk, Take plenty of water, high-carbohydrate foods such as potatoes, rice, pasta and bread. Nutrient-rich foods that improve your health may also benefit your thyroid gland, antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables more plenty of water: Blueberries, tomatoes, bell peppers, and other foods rich in antioxidants can improve overall health and benefit the thyroid gland. Eating foods high in B vitamins, like whole grains, may also help. flax oil, Selenium: Tiny amounts of selenium are needed for enzymes that make thyroid hormones to work properly. Eating selenium-rich foods, such as sunflower seeds or Brazil nuts, can be beneficial. Tyrosine: This amino acid is used by the thyroid gland to produce T3 and T4. Taking a supplement may help, avoid oily foods,junk foods, go for walk. Do Tests every 3 to 6 months. And consut doctor on time.
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I am 29 years old. Today morning I checked my sugar just after waking up and my blood sugar showed 375! I am shocked. I am little over weight and currently from the past few months I am going through office tensions and work. I do not have the urination problem but I am getting irritated in a short while. I am also getting a slight pain near to my liver. The last time I checked was 2 months ago and it was 140. Yesterday I had an unusual diet for dinner at a party which included white rice and other junk food. Please advice. I am not find of sweets and avoid all sorts of chocolates and sugar. The only source of sugar is tea which I consume twice a day. My diet basically includes margarine and white bread for breakfast, 4 chapatis for lunch and generally 3 chapatis for dinner or sometimes white rice. In the evening I tend to have 4 slices of bread with amul lite. Please help. Is it because of the stress and the bad dinner last night or is my sugar gone for a toss. Or, should I test again in a couple of days?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am 29 years old. Today morning I checked my sugar just after waking up and my blood sugar showed 375! I am shocked....
Hello, It is essential for you to start antidiabetes treatment with appropriate drugs rightaway. Otherwise the condition can become worse and may lead to some of the long term complications of diabetes. Hence, please initiate immediate treatment. Plus follow a healthy diet and regular exercise schedule. Ideal body weight should be (height in Cms - 100 + IBW). All your intake should be based on IBW and extent of daily physical activity. All the best.
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I am a 57 years old male suffering from diabetic 2 since june 2014. I am taking glyciphage 500 SR 1 tab b/f and 1/2 tab at 6pm. Hba1c was 7.70% then and is same in jan 2016. What should I do.

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
I am a 57 years old male suffering from diabetic 2 since june 2014. I am taking glyciphage 500 SR 1 tab b/f and 1/2 t...
Hba1c is the test reveals your average glucose levels that is how well your diabetes is controlled. Fasting and postlunch tests are day to day based and hence may vary according to diet taken that day, exercise n even medication. Some may even have superb fbs/ppbs and yet high hba1c. At such times, it denotes that your current medications are falling short to control yur diabetes and yu may either need higher doses of insulin or stricter diet n exercise. If one could somehow take steps to arrest further progression of diabetes that is stop further drop in pancreatic function i. E. Insulin secretion n action - stability can be achieved, as is with homeopathy. Also diabetes has been linked to stressful lifestyle. Hence here what you could do to arrest further progression. Meet your doctor to first reconsider dosage. Revisit your diet n activity. Identify what stresses you and makes you worry try homeopathy as complementary therapy. Happy to help!
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My mother in law is 58 years old, she is suffering from tb, diabetes. She has increased level of uric acid in her body. Please suggest the diet suitable for her.

Advance diploma in dietitics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Patna
My mother in law is 58 years old, she is suffering from tb, diabetes. She has increased level of uric acid in her bod...
She actually needs high protein diet but increasing the amount of protein will also increase her uric acid level. So, she should take high biological value protein like milk and milk products, egg white, baked fish, these won't increase the uric acid level when taken in appropriate amount. For diabetes, she should take high fibre, low carbohydrate, moderate fat diet and her diet should be small and frequent.
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My father is 54 years old. He has diabetic cum heart patient since 3-4 yrs. And now he has kidney problem due to high sugar. He is taking insulin 14 /10 units day/night respectively. But still can't control the sugar level. For sugar and kidney control Please help me what type of foods he should eat which does not contain proteins. Thank you.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My father is 54 years old. He has diabetic cum heart patient since 3-4 yrs. And now he has kidney problem due to high...
Mr. lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. It is most important to achieve strict blood glucose control to avoid the complications as well as help improve the condition. Most of the vegetarian food is less in protein. So if takes vegetarian diet regularly then there will be no problem. Avoid eggs, fish, meat and chicken. Thanks.
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Hi. My 3 months AVG sugar was 9.1 in Dec 2016 & in August it is 7.0 now without medicine. I only controlled my sugar in tea and rice. My reports says Good Control. So am I diabetic. Pls advice.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Hi. My 3 months AVG sugar was 9.1 in Dec 2016 & in August it is 7.0 now without medicine. I only controlled my sugar ...
Mr. lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. It is good to know that your HbA1c% has come down to 7%. Still it shows you are diabetic. In a non diabetic person FBG is 70 to 110 mg, PP <140 mg & HbA1c% <5.9. FBG 108 to 125 mg PP 141 to199 mg & HbA1c% 5.9 to 6.4 is pre-diabetes. FBG >126 mgand above, PP 200 mg and above & HbA1c% 6.5 and above means diabetes. Thanks.
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