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Dr. Prashanth Kumar M

MD, PGDDM

Endocrinologist, Bangalore

19 Years Experience  ·  200 at clinic
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
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Dr. Prashanth Kumar M is a renowned Endocrinologist in Chandra Layout, Bangalore. Doctor has had many happy patients in his/her 19 years of journey as a Endocrinologist. Doctor is a qualified MD, PGDDM . You can visit him/her at Sri Vinayaka Hospital in Chandra Layout, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Prashanth Kumar M and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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MD - Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore - 1998
PGDDM - Vinayaka Mission University - 2008
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Indian Medical Association (IMA)

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Overcome Obesity and Diabetes With Ultrasonic Lipolysis

M.D, MBBS
Cosmetic Physician, Mumbai
Overcome Obesity and Diabetes With Ultrasonic Lipolysis

Is there anybody who is happy with their body? Definitely not! Almost everyone wants weight loss. While some want to reduce their overall weight, others are concerned about their thighs, arms, buttocks, and/or belly and get fat loss in these areas. The last couple of decades have seen a drastic change in the lifestyle of people. With more processed and refined items finding their way into each of our meals and physical activity drastically declining, the new epidemic is obesity. No germs causing it, but our foods.

Extensive research is being done to identify newer methods to manage obesity. The complicating issue is also that once lost, the chance of fat re-accumulation always exists. One such new technique is the ultrasonic lipolysis. This technique involves the use of ultrasound waves to kill the fat cells (lipo - fat, lysis - kill). This is a noninvasive method wherein localized fat deposits are reduced, thereby helping in fat loss especially in areas like the abdomen, hips, thighs, upper arm, and buttocks and resulting in further weight loss. This is an advanced technique available to patients who want to achieve weight loss and body contouring too.

How it Works?
The fat that is consumed through foods is digested but then accumulates under the skin. The accumulated fat is seen as fat globules or bubbles. These bubbles are difficult to break, but attract
more fat bubble formation and therefore fat accumulation continues over a period of time. After a detailed case history and examination, a customized programme is drawn that could be of 3 to 5 sessions spread over a period of one to two weeks.

During each session, heat waves of different wavelengths are applied to the area of fat deposition through fiber-optic lasers which start the process of fat loss. The sound energy gets converted into
mechanical energy which helps in bursting of the fat molecules. By a process known as emulsification, the larger fat cells are broken into smaller ones, almost to a liquid form, thereby reducing fat deposits.

Benefits of this include:

  1. Non-invasive
  2. Painless
  3. Improves body contour
  4. Reduces body circumference
  5. Muscle toning and firming
  6. Localized body shaping

Earlier, liposuction was used, which would remove the fat leaving sagging skin behind. New research has shown that a combination of lipolysis and liposuction can produce the best results for fat loss. There is no sagging of the skin in these patients and as an added advantage, there is also skin firming indirectly when Lipolysis is done.

Studies have shown that obesity is linked to increased morbidity with higher incidence of cardiovascular disease, stroke, and paralysis. It is therefore, extremely essential that both women and men do all that is possible for weight loss and fight obesity.

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Is it possible to end diabetes? Mine highest level is 290 if I don't take medicine. With medicine it's 120. I am taking glimepiride and metformin.

Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Bangalore
Is it possible to end diabetes? Mine highest level is 290 if I don't take medicine. With medicine it's 120. I am taki...
Please note, it is not possible to cure diabetes. You can only control it with appropriate treatment
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I have check my sugar it 125 after 2 hour of meal. So please tell me it's normal ya not.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I have check my sugar it 125 after 2 hour of meal. So please tell me it's normal ya not.
Mr. lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. Your blood glucose level is normal. There is no reason to worry. Thanks.
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Does unripe jack fruit control sugar level. How sugar level can be controlled Pls answer me Does homeopathic medicine helps.

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Mangalore
Does unripe jack fruit control sugar level.
How sugar level can be controlled
Pls answer me
Does homeopathic medicine...
Yes homoeopathy med will help for sure. Without side effects. Eating jambola fruit (nerale) can help control sugar level. All other fruits you can take in limited quantity it doesn't control sugar but doesn't increase it. Anything tat you take in large quantity increases the sugar level.
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Kya diabetes walo ko popcorn khana chahiye ya nahi? Kya sugar free goli ka istmal sugar ki jaga karne se nuksan hota hey?

MBBS, CCEBDM
Diabetologist, Bangalore
Kya diabetes walo ko popcorn khana chahiye ya nahi? Kya sugar free goli ka istmal sugar ki jaga karne se nuksan hota ...
Popcorn.is a low calorie food if had without butter. Hence can be had without any guilt. Sugar free is low in calorie but still has carbohydrates in it. If taken in.excess it will increase the blood sugars.
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I am bency 34 year old man, last week I check my cholesterol see the Lipid Profile details cholesterol - 181 Triglycerides - 235 HDL - 36 LDL -99 VLDL -47 Uric Acid - 7.0 In this report Triglycerides increased any problem with that if need to consult a doctor any another option please replay.

MD - Medicine, MBBS
Internal Medicine Specialist, Gurgaon
I am bency 34 year old man, last week I check my cholesterol see the Lipid Profile details cholesterol - 181
Triglyce...
Exersise 45 min/day, get your hba1c tested to know avg blood sugars n risk of developing diabetes. Also check your bp. Avoid trans fats, fried oily stuff, eat less refined flour, n more whole grains, vegetables, nuts, walnuts n fruits, use olive oil, canola oil, rice bran oil or sarso ka tel on n off, never use pre heated oil again for frying.
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My father sugar is very high. And now he is not eating anything from few days. What we can do?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My father sugar is very high. And now he is not eating anything from few days. What we can do?
Hello, Thanks for the query. The information is vey general. There is no mention of actual blood glucose levels (fasting & PP) and HbA1c%. Plus no information on dietary intake, extent & intensity of daily exercise, also about current treatment. Unless all the details are given there is no way to make any comment or give any suggestion. Thanks.
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My grand mother of age 65 recently done her urine test and came to know that she is suffering with proteinuria she is also a diabetic patient what type of treatment should be taken and please provide the diet details clearly.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My grand mother of age 65 recently done her urine test and came to know that she is suffering with proteinuria she is...
Lybrate-user, if diabetes is not well controlled it leads to first microalbuminuria and later albumin uria (protein uria). Hence primary need is to get blood sugar in excellent control. Then only there is a possibility to reduce protein uria. Plus proper diet control and if she has high blood pressure, that also needs to be controlled effectively. Thanks.
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My daughter is 27 she has hyper thyroid a tendency of getting fat. She is taking eltroxin regularly. Will she face any problem during her pregnancy? and where we can get best treatment of thyroid in india?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
My daughter is 27 she has hyper thyroid a tendency of getting fat. She is taking eltroxin regularly. Will she face an...
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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Diabetes - Ayurvedic Treatment For It!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Greater Noida
Diabetes - Ayurvedic Treatment For It!

When the sugar concentration in the blood increases suddenly and unreasonably, the resulting condition is known as diabetes. Sugar or glucose is generally used in order to provide much needed energy to our bodies. But when the pancreas dysfunctions, it leads to a problem in the insulin production. As a result, glucose or sugar gets directly absorbed into the blood, instead of getting absorbed by insulin. And this leads to the condition of diabetes.

As an ancient science based on lifestyle related treatment methods that include herbs, massages and life changing tweaks, Ayurveda also provides various methods of managing this ailment. Here's how!

  1. Bitter Gourd: Known as an ingredient that is rich in antioxidants, this can be consumed to take care of diabetes. You will need to first remove the peel of at least four to five bitter gourds before crushing them to create a paste. This paste has to be put through a sieve so that the juice of the gourds can be extracted. You will then have to drink this juice every morning, on an empty stomach.
  2. Cinnamon: From treating coughs and colds to diabetes and other serious ailments, this is a wonder spice that can be found in most Indian kitchens. You can start by boiling a litre of water and letting it simmer on the gas for about twenty minutes. Thereafter, you can add three teaspoons of cinnamon powder to this simmering water. Strain this mixture and drink the entire batch every day to clear out the toxins.
  3. Fenugreek Seeds: For this, you will need to take about four to five tablespoons of fenugreek seeds. These will have to be soaked in a glass of water or about 250ml of water, overnight. In the morning, the softened seeds will need to be crushed before the mixture is strained. The water that escapes should be collected and ingested every day for a period of two months.
  4. Turmeric: Turmeric is a powerful and well known ingredient that is used for curing and managing many ailments. You will need to mix about half a teaspoon of turmeric powder with one teaspoon of amla powder as well as half a tablespoon of methi seeds or fenugreek seeds powder. This concoction will have to mixed in half a glass of water and taken daily on an empty stomach. This can be used by patients suffering from heart ailments as well.
  5. Diet: Cereals like ragi, corn, kulit, green millet, and barley are known to beneficial for patients suffering from diabetes. Leafy greens are also a must for such patients along with protein-rich foods like soya beans. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Ayurveda.
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I am a diabetic patient. Please prescribe me about diet chart & some exercise daily to control the same.

MBBS
General Physician, Ahmedabad
I am a diabetic patient. Please prescribe me about diet chart & some exercise daily to control the same.
What is your age//weight? send your fbs//ppbs//hba1c//bp level.--than proper advise can b given. Feel free to ask privately for correct treatment//advise. Meanwhile you can start walking for 20--30 min daily.
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Hi doctors: my daughter's age is 10 years and she is having type-1 diabetes from last two years. She is completely on external insulin four times a day. Is this disease is curable? if yes then what is the solution. Kindly guide me.

Practical Course in Diabetology, POST GRADUATE COURSE IN DIABETOLOGY, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Jammu
At the moment there is no cure. If you can afford put her on insulin pump. At least she will be relieved of pricks and diabetes will be controlled more effectively. In future there is hope on stem cell therapy, results uptill now are encouraging.
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I am diabetic since 1998. My age is 67 years. Height 5 f, 10 inches. At present I take Glypride 2 mg BD. Galvus Met (50+850) before break fast, Roimet 500 mg OD before dinner, and Winofit OD. The BS levels are 120 Morning and 158 after lunch. The BS level is almost same since last three months. The H1AC is 6.4. My weight has reduced from 75 Kg to 72.6 Kg in last six months after taking Galvus Met in place of poiz 15. Kindly suggest to maintain the weight.

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DNB, DM - Endocrinology
Endocrinologist, Gurgaon
I am diabetic since 1998. My age is 67 years. Height 5 f, 10 inches. At present I take Glypride 2 mg BD. Galvus Met (...
The tablet pizza was increasing the weight after stopping that your weight has reduced. Please meet your physician regarding the dose of metformin if you continue to loose weight than readjust the metformin dose.
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I am 52 y old and suffering from diabetic from Dec 1999, thyroid from one year use medicines but not control my sugar level any time. I never take sugar tea and other liquid drink etc. Pl advise diet and to avoid any other food product for the same.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
I am 52 y old and suffering from diabetic from Dec 1999, thyroid from one year use medicines but not control my sugar...
For diabetic patients, it is adviceable to little quantity of food at regular intervals of 2 hours. Avoid taking heavy meals at a time so that there won't be a load of food for stomach to digest. And if possible, please go for Homeopathic treatment for getting relieved from diabetes. Homeopathy really helps to cure diabetes, I am saying this from my experience, from my patients whose diabetes got cured. Rest all depends on you. Take care. :)
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Understanding Thyroid Problems in Women: Did You Get the Test Done?

Partners in Health
Multi Speciality, Gurgaon
Understanding Thyroid Problems in Women: Did You Get the Test Done?

Do you feel extremely tired many times in a day? Are you experiencing sudden weight gain, chills at night and hair loss? Is your neck a bit bloated up? If you are experiencing any of the mentioned symptoms, it might be that your body regulator- Thyroid- is unbalanced. Quick 3 tests can help you detect any abnormality - TSH, T3 and T4. Women were three times more likely to be affected by thyroid dysfunction than men. 1 in 10 adults in India suffers from hypothyroidism, with 50 per cent being women.

What is the thyroid gland?
The thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland in the front of the neck. It produces hormones that control the speed of your metabolism - the system that helps the body use energy. Thyroid disorders can slow down or rev up your metabolism by disrupting the production of thyroid hormones. When hormone levels become too low or too high, you may experience a wide range of symptoms.

What are the Symptoms?
Thyroid can be of 2 types - Hyper (Overactive) and Hypo (Underactive) Thyroid.

Low and Underactive Thyroid
High and Overactive Thyroid
Fatigue Nervousness
Dry Skin & Hair Tremors - Hand Shaking
Brittle Hair Hair loss or thinning hair
Constipation Diarrhea
Low Pulse High Pulse
Weight Gain Weight loss without trying
Intolerance to cold temperature Intolerance to hot temperature
Depression Sweatiness
Swelling in lower part of neck Swelling in lower part of neck

The swelling in the neck is a major and most significant feature. Hence one should always do the Self Neck Test.

Who should be tested?
Women aged 35 and above or those with symptoms/risk factors/family history are the right candidates for screening. It has been estimated that 75% of the people suffering from thyroid are undiagnosed.

Diagnosing thyroid disorders - A simple blood test can provide an answer. TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) levels determine thyroid hypo and hyper function as it regulates the work of thyroid gland. Rarely an imaging study or biopsy is needed. Two additional tests may be required - T3 and T4.

What happens if Thyroid remains undetected?
As Thyroid disorders are hormonal imbalances, undetection can lead to a number of secondary complications:

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I'm recently suffering from hypothyroid and taking thyronorm 25 mg for the past one month. Now I have noticed that i'm losing a lot of hair from my scalp. What supplements can I take to get rid of this?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I'm recently suffering from hypothyroid and taking thyronorm 25 mg for the past one month. Now I have noticed that i'...
Loosing hair may happen if hypothyroidism is not checked. Since you are on thyronorm, there may be some other reasons for hair fall. You may consult a skin specialist for the same. Please check your tsh levels after next 2 - 3 weeks and levels are still high you may have to increase the dose of thyronorm.
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I am 37 yrs old. I have foot ache in the morning. Severe pain in foot. Fasting sugar is 80, U/Acid is 5.2. please suggest?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Avoid protein diets,bad habits , fast food/fat/oily,salty foods. Coffee, smoking, alcohol intake. Non-veg., take whole grain,oats,green veg.,plenty of water in day time, 1 glass of water at night before bed. Take tab. Zyloric 100 mg once a day. Tab. Bencid 500 mg once a day.
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Joint pain problems in knees, backpain, am suffering from diabetes from last three month's, also from hypertension Please tell.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Joint pain problems in knees, backpain, am suffering from diabetes from last three month's, also from hypertension Pl...
Calcium supplements and nutrition must and do strength exercise. Cold pack and hot pack for 20 minutes. Ya physiotherapy treatment.
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Hi am 25yrs married, with irregular periods, facing problem with facial hair (chin), Skin tanned on neck, gained 8kgs after marriage in 2yrs now 66kgs with height 5'4, Pcod noted, thyroid (maintaining TSH levels with ebexid tablet) from 1yr we are planning for baby but due to infertility am not success in getting pregnant I hav under gone with follicular study for 3months failed, and also come failure. Now changed doc She said I have PCOD So taking glycomet 250 twice a day 1folic acid, 1multi vitamins tablets, 1vitamin E tablet, from 2months but still I dint get my periods Am I pregnant. But I don't feel like pregnant Feeling afraid to take urine test coz of negative result Please help me friends When will the Pcod will be treated and how long it will take me to get pregnant.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Hi am 25yrs married, with irregular periods, facing problem with facial hair (chin), Skin tanned on neck, gained 8kgs...
We’ve heard over and over again that weight loss is important in managing PCOS and that diet and exercise are more effective than medications in improving your PCOS symptoms 1. Eat organic food. Avoid junk. 2. Drink lots of water. 3. Exercise regularly. Brisk walking is a good idea to keep weight under control. 4. Visit nature places and spend time alone. 5. Take steps to calm your mind. Worrying about the problem can only make it worse – listen to music, read or spend time gardening. Butterfly Pose can be very helpful in PCOS. Don’t flap your legs too much; instead try holding the posture for long. 1. Even more helpful is SuptaBadhakonasana (Reclining Butterfly Pose), which works just like the Butterfly Pose,this time lying down. This is what makes it extremely relaxing. To enhance the experience, play some soft music and place cushions under your hip. For beginners, it is a good idea to use cushion support while doing this posture. 2. Bharadvajasana (Bharadvaja’s Twist) is a seated spinal twist that helps PCOS patients. 3. Chakki Chalanasana (moving the grinding wheel) is a very simple exercise with several benefits. It helps massage the liver, kidneys, pancreas, uterus and the reproductive organs. 4. Shavasana (Corpse Pose) is another useful posture to try. In PCOS, the more you relax, the better you feel and this posture will help you completely relax at the end of your yoga session. 5. Padma Sadhana practice is also considered very effective for PCOS patients. 6. Make sure you don’t hold the postures that put pressure on the abdomen (Bow Pose, Superman Pose, Cobra Pose and Boat Pose) for a long time. 7. A few rounds of Sun Salutation at a faster pace can be good for weight loss; however, it is a good idea to practice only a few slow rounds daily for more relaxation. Myself being a homoeopathic doctor will advisse you to take homoeapathic treatment along with your present treatment I have developed some very effective combination homoeopathic medicines for PCOD with very favourable ressultss.Have faith in Homoeopathy a these homoeopathic medicines are very safe and free from side effects.
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I am type dibetic and using huminsilin 30/70 and 40iu per unit. The dose is 25 units twice daily. Is there any pen alternative to this insulin. Is there any drug alternative to it. Kindly advice.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Although there is no alternative to insulin but being a homoeopath I will recommend you a homoeo medicine which you can take alongwith your present treatment and I think u will surely benefit vincetoxinum ( adel ) 10 drops in 1 glass fresh water empty stomach.
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