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Dr. A.Ramachandran

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, Ph.D ? (Medicine ? Diabetology)

Endocrinologist, Chennai

45 Years Experience  ·  900 at clinic
Dr. A.Ramachandran MBBS, MD - General Medicine, Ph.D ? (Medicine ? Diabetolo... Endocrinologist, Chennai
45 Years Experience  ·  900 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
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.
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Dr. A.Ramachandran is a trusted Endocrinologist in Egmore, Chennai. Doctor has helped numerous patients in his/her 45 years of experience as a Endocrinologist. Doctor has done MBBS, MD - General Medicine, Ph.D ? (Medicine ? Diabetology) . You can visit him/her at Dr.A.Ramachandran�s Diabetes Hospitals - Egmore in Egmore, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. A.Ramachandran on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research(JIPMER), Pondicherry - 1972
MD - General Medicine - Madras Medical College, Chennai - 1978
Ph.D ? (Medicine ? Diabetology) - Madras Medical College, Chennai - 1988

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My daughter is 23 old and having tsh level of 6.53. What should I do? her t3 is 1.32 and t4 is 9.60. She is taking thyropace tablet once daily. Her haemoglobin is 9.9. She has not got her periods since 3 1/2 months. She has history of irregular periods. There is little bleeding now and then since 10 days. Does thyropace tablet cause heat in the body. She is also taking livogen and folic acid tablets and calcium tablets.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
My daughter is 23 old and having tsh level of 6.53. What should I do? her t3 is 1.32 and t4 is 9.60. She is taking th...
continue your medicines. take complete treatments for DUB. 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 consult doctor on time.
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I can not sleep properly every night. Which medicine you refer to me? And I hv also sugar in my blood.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I can not sleep properly every night. Which medicine you refer to me? And I hv also sugar in my blood.
Alpanaji, if you have diabetes and if it is not in control, you may have to get up on a number occasions at night, which does disturb the sleep. So please let me know if blood sugar levels are in control or not? fasting should be 100 mg or there about, pp 150 to 160 mg and hba1c%<7. This plus regular exercise daily for 1 hour will definitely help you get good sleep. Taking drugs to induce sleep is never a good option.
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My uric acid level is 6.5 what is the solution I am taking zyloric 10 twice daily is it correct dose.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Apart from your ongoing treatment avoid pickles and papads in your diet and eat only fresh home made food items and Eat nutritious food and have adequate fluid intake
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Is there any problem for a diabetic person (currently on medication taking metformin 500 mg one tablet daily) to donate blood in blood donation camp ? Also want to know the usefulness of blood donation.

Diploma in Diabetology, Pregnancy & Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Prevention in Diabetes ,Thyroid
General Physician, Sri Ganganagar
Is there any problem for a diabetic person (currently on medication taking metformin 500 mg one tablet daily) to dona...
No there is no restriction. Go and donate. It is good for you and for needy persons. For you it will make you more healthy.
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I am Diabetic patient. Can I take diary products and fruits? If yes, ok but if not why? Kindly advice.

Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Diploma in Diabetology, PGD ND, Diploma in Diet and Nutrition, B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Jalandhar
I am Diabetic patient. Can I take diary products and fruits? If yes, ok but if not why? Kindly advice.
Yes you can take fruits and diary products. Take in moderate amount you can take 500 ml milk (including curd or any other preparation from milk). While having fruits include fiber rich fruits. You want to eat banana, chickoo, grapes, you can have half or 3/4, half chickoo or 5, 6 grapes. In simple way if you are eating in moderate n suggests amount you can have evrythinh.
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I am 33 M. My TSH is 6.71 on the higher side. My T3 and T4 is normal. What do I need to do to bring my TSH to normal values?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am 33 M. My TSH is 6.71 on the higher side. My T3 and T4 is normal. What do I need to do to bring my TSH to normal ...
Being a homoeopath I will surely guide you in this direction.Answer my following questions 1.What led you to go for your BLOOD THYROID PROFILE tests 2.What problems are you presently facing 3.Any other problem you have other that raised TSH levels Your TSH is not alarmingly high that you should immediately start taking medicine.This doesnot mean that you should neglect it and make big your problem.have a analysis for your problem such as - 1.Why your TSH levels are raised 2.What life style changes I can adopt to bring it to normal To start taking medicine for such problem is very easy but first try to find out other options as medicines once started can be taken life long with some adverse effects on your body. So please dont start medicines for Thyroid immediately as levels are not alarmingly high.Discuss with me your life style,your personal ,Present and past history and I will surely help you.Just be positive and try to avoid medicines.Everytime Medicines are not the solution if we can get some easy solution other than medicines then nothing harm in it.
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I have sugar problem last two months And I am taking Medicine under doctors observation. I loose my weight 96 kg to 92 kg and present sugar level is fasting 110 and PP is 172 Is it satisfactory or not Please also prescribed us the right food contents list so that we maintain more better Note I am pure vegetarian. Thank

B.A.M.S
Ayurveda,
I have sugar problem last two months And I am taking Medicine  under doctors observation. I loose my weight 96 kg to ...
Yes your sugar level is within the normal limit. But it is in the normal range only with medications. You need to bring it to normalcy nd maintain it without medicines. Following ayurveda will be good for you. Then about foods have wheat millets preparations esply for dinner. Avoid tapioca jack fruit etc have juice of 3-4 indian gooseberry juice with turmeric powder after the break fast daily. Do exercise and yoga daily.
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I am diabetic 2 since 2014 the Hba1c level then was 7.70%. I am hypertensive since 1999 am taking amlodipine 5mg at 6AM and Cardivilol 12.5mg at 5pm. I am taking glyciphage SR 500 I tab b/f and 1/2 tab in the evening. For diabetes. The present level of Hba1c in Jan 2016 is still 7.70%. Is it Ok. I am a sensitive person by nature get hurt easily by callous remarks of family members for whom we have so much our entire life. I am unable to go for walks though I want to do so. Please advise any food habits to be restricted. I do not take raw sugar or sweeteners I am 57 years old.

MBBS, MD - Medicine
General Physician, Delhi
I am diabetic 2 since 2014 the Hba1c level then was 7.70%. I am hypertensive since 1999 am taking amlodipine 5mg at 6...
Presently your diabetes control seems fine but you can improve upon it by: 1. Diet - small but frequent meals, 2. Exercise - atleast 30 mins of brisk walk daily 3. Medicine - regular intake of all your tablets do not get hurt by remarks of your family members. Its only the love and care of the family that keeps us going through the rough times of our lives.
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From the last two months I hd irregular periods. So I hd blood test nd my reports are--(T3) 1.02, T4 (6.0), TSH (3.25). So, I wanted to knw dat do I have THYROID. If yes then what I should do nw. Plzzzz help me.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
From the last two months I hd irregular periods. So I hd blood test nd my reports are--(T3) 1.02, T4 (6.0), TSH (3.25...
Nazimaji, The results of thyroid assay are quite normal. Hence, you are not having hypothyroidism. The reason for irregular periods could be different. Better to consult a gynaecologist regarding menstrual disturbances.
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I have diabetes type-2 last 2 year around 150 fasting & taking ayurveda tablets not taking suger frequently to reduse what i shoul i do ?

CCMTD, CCEBDM, C.Diabetology, American Diabetes Association, DOMS, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
Whatever medicine you want to try but make sure that your blood sugar levels are well controlled with out out any side effects. Otherwise treatment is of no use and you will land up in complications.
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I am a diabetic male Can I take glycheck m4 tablet for controlling it If yes how the dosage should be Previously I am using istamet 50/1000 tablet But from last 5 months I haven't take any medicines. And I think that my sugar is quite high So please guide me what should I do And how to manage the sugar level And suggest me some proper diet tips And foods to avoid.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am a diabetic male
Can I take glycheck m4 tablet for controlling it
If yes how the dosage should be
Previously I am...
Mr. Lybrate-user, it is very incorrect to have stopped treatment on your own. Now if you want to restart the same, then it is essential to have detailed diabetes profile done, like fasting, pp and hba1c%, based on those details drug selection and dosage can be decided. Plus you are having grade 1 obesity with a bmi of 34.6 kgs, that it self is a major contributor for high blood sugar. Please get your bp and lipid profile also checked. Thanks.
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Is jackfruit ok for diabetes?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda,
Jackfruit 100 gm is equal to 95 calories and 19 gms sugar. Less than 1 gm fats. Limited qty. Intake is not harmful in not serious' cases.
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What to eat during breakfast,lunch, dinner? what grains,fruits ? what sort of food is good to cure diabetics?

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Click on consult privately for diet plan to ask me any follow-up questions and personalized help on this.
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I did a lot of test. Like echo cardiogram/ chest xray / ct scan on brain and sinus/ CBC blood test/ sugar test/ liver function test/ kidney function test/ thyroid function test/crp test/ cardiac profile/ dimer test./ ECG test. All my test can back normal. But I still feel sick something my head feel heavy. My body feel tired and lazy. Sometime I feel sleep in the day . My doctor told me maybe anxiety is the cause. Because my doc tor said all my test is good. Seeing all my test is good I do not need to worry if I am sick with a disease or something right.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I did a lot of test. Like echo cardiogram/ chest xray / ct scan on brain and sinus/ CBC blood test/ sugar test/ liver...
Dear lybrate user. The way you have carried out a number of tests for yourself, definitely suggest your anxiety, worry and doubt about yourself being healthy. If you are preoccupied with the idea of being diseased and get various tests done time to time even when assured to be healthy by doctor, you may be suffering from hypochondriasis which can be treated with medications. Anyways this is the side of story I have perceived from the information made available by you. For appropriate management you need to get in touch so that complete history and symptoms of your condition can be understood and treatment will be based on the same.
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I am a diabetic and under medication since last 3 years. But my glycosylated hb (hba1c) remains around 8-9. I am using amaryl-m2 twice and januvia 100 mg. I am also using bp medicine telma am.

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
Endocrinologist, Delhi
I am a diabetic and under medication since last 3 years. But my glycosylated hb (hba1c) remains around 8-9. I am usin...
Having an hba1c between 8-9 shows that you are uncontrolled inspite of treatment and indicates that you are open to the complications of diabetes due to this uncontrolled state. Hba1c is an average of blood glucose over a span of 3 months. As hba1c starts to increase from 7.3 % onward the contribution of sugar disequilibrium is mostly contributed by raised fasting glucose rather than post meals blood glucose. If I ask you to check your sugars regularly- you will find your fasting glucose much raised than your post meals glucose. Hence you require change in the medicines that focus more on your fasting glucose and that will bring your hba1c down to the target of 7%.
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What are the symptoms of diabetes and how it's spread and why and how we save from it?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
What are the symptoms of diabetes and how it's spread and why and how we save from it?
Increase in appetite and thirst with increase in urine output is a typical symptom of diabetes and it is usually seen whenever there is damage to the beta cells of the pancreas and in a known case of diabetic we need to control sugar levels with medication, aerobic exercise and following a diabetic diet.
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I am under hypertension, diabetes, and SLE treatment for the past 4 years. My Ana report was positive (rest of the blood tests are normal), slight elevated level of esr and wbc count. The result was strong positive, homogeneous. But now the result is still positive but the pattern defers. It is dense fine speckled. Please advise how to proceed further.

Diploma in Diabetology, Pregnancy & Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Prevention in Diabetes ,Thyroid
General Physician, Sri Ganganagar
I am under hypertension, diabetes, and SLE treatment for the past 4 years. My Ana report was positive (rest of the bl...
The result will remain positive life long. It is life long auto-immune disease. But symptoms can be well controlled by prednisole, anti-diabetic and anti-hypertensive medicines, diabetic diet and exercises, salt restricted.
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i am 30 years old, my doctor suggest thyroid 100mcg tablet thyroxine is 3.10ug% and TSH is 7.38 IU/ML. next month my marriage is fixed is there any problem and for me hypo or hyper thyroid.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
i am 30 years old, my doctor suggest thyroid 100mcg tablet thyroxine is 3.10ug% and TSH is 7.38 IU/ML. next month my ...
IN HYPOTHYROIDISM:--- 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 iron medicines. Avoid bad habits . Avoid stress. Some Relax during work.go walk daily.avoid oily foods,junk foods. Do Tests T3,T4,TSH EVERY 3 TO 6 MONTHS. 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 can help, CONTROL YOUR TSH LEVEL IT AFFECT YOUR PREGNANCY.
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I am a diabetic of 20 years. On insulin for the past 10 years. My glycosylated is 8.7. Pl advise.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am a diabetic of 20 years. On insulin for the past 10 years. My glycosylated is 8.7. Pl advise.
Hba1c% 8.7, means diabetes control is not good. It should be <7%. On insulin one can achieve a very good blood sugar control. You should try to maintain fasting closer to 100 mg and pp 150 to 160 mg/100ml.
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