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Dr. A.Ramachandran  - Endocrinologist, Chennai

Dr. A.Ramachandran

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

Endocrinologist, Chennai

45 Years Experience  ·  900 at clinic
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Dr. A.Ramachandran MBBS, MD - General Medicine, Ph.D ? (Medicine ? Diabetolo... Endocrinologist, Chennai
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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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Dr.A.Ramachandran�s Diabetes Hospitals - Egmore

No.28, Marshalls Road (Rukmani Lakshmipathy Salai), Egmore. Landmark: Next To Egmore Eye Hospital, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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Dr.A.Ramachandran�s Diabetes Hospitals - Guindy

No.110, Anna salai, Guindy. Landmark - Opp To ITC Grand Chola. Ph: 044-,30 044-42162003 / 2004, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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I am 47 years. I am having sugar level fasting-135 & after food 170. What shall I do?

MBBS
General Physician, Hyderabad
I am 47 years. I am having sugar level fasting-135 & after food 170. What shall I do?
Hi! That means you are diabetic You must consult a physician who will put you on medication Explain you about the dos and donts Regarding the diet and hygiene also u will be well guided.
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In one of the articles, shunning sugar completely was advised for various enumerated health benefits. Do we have to stop eating sweet fruits like mango, chikoo,dates, custard apple etc? .

M.D. Internal Medicine
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
In one of the articles, shunning sugar completely was advised for various enumerated health benefits.
Do we have to s...
I believe you have read probably an article stating that white sugar does not have any nutritional values except adding calories so reducing or avoiding it is beneficial to health ,however all fruits have natural sugar fructose along with lots of vitamins ,fibre and many more petrochemicals useful to our bodies hence can be eaten at proper timings and calculated portions even if you have diabetes.
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I have a problem of early sperm ejaculations during sex. How can I control it. I am also suffering from diabetes. Please give me some useful tips.

Diploma In Anesthesiologist, MBBS
Anesthesiologist, Jamshedpur
I have a problem of early sperm ejaculations during sex. How can I control it. I am also suffering from diabetes. Ple...
Is your diabetes controlled properly check your blood sugar and if not consultant your physician regarding medication try foreplay before sex don't be in hurry. U can use topical lignocaine on glans just 20 min before just a picnh of it. But don't apply regularly. 1st apply on skin of forearm over night for seeing any reaction is there or not. With any type of allery like burning itching just wash the area not use it. Review back be happy Be Healthy.
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I am 46 years of age. I was suffering with epilepsy and was medicated for that. I am also on respidon 4 mg and flunil 20 mg which is prescribed by the psychiatrist for more than ten years from delhi. As I keep travelling so I don't get time to go to for follow ups sometimes for almost a year or so. Now almost everything is okay except for sleep problem. I am working still I sometimes feel over anxious and restless so I get sometimes sleep problem. I am very sensitive and an introvert I get disturbed easily. I was very slim before the start of medication bit now I am 58 kgs and 5 feet tall. I am very worried about my weight and I walk and do yoga regularly but still I don't seem to lose any weight as I am also suffering from hypothyroid problem almost from last six years now. I want to leave medication for mental illness but I am not confident and I fear that I will not be able to sleep or work if I am without medication. Could you please advice me if it is possible to drop medication and yet live a normal life. I am not married and I do not want to get married either because of my mental illness.

MSC Human Development , Hypnotherapy , Special Educator , ms- counselling and physiotherapy, Applied psychology Hons
Psychologist, Faridabad
I am 46 years of age. I was suffering with epilepsy and was medicated for that. I am also on respidon 4 mg and flunil...
You can live a normal life. If you want to leave your medication you have to talk to your psychiatrist and after his advise you can leave them as he suggested. Don't feel stress. You can do relaxation exercise and meditation to give strength to your soul. If you want to take any further help you can contact us.
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I am 44 years old. Already I have been taken Glycomet 500 mg twice a day. From today morning to till the time I feel drowsy and not able to due the routine work actively. I want your suggestions.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am 44 years old. Already I have been taken Glycomet 500 mg twice a day. From today morning to till the time I feel ...
Mr Manickam, Looking at the details provided your BMI is 28 kg/M2, which means you are over weight, your ideal body weight should be 60 kg, so there is 18 kg extra weight. This is a major contributor for diabetes. You have not mentioned about blood sugar levels, HbA1c% and whether you do any exercise. It is important in the treatment of diabetes apart from taking drugs exercise and restricted diet giving exact calories matching the needs based on Ideal Body Weight, blood sugar level and extent of physical activity. Plus one should avoid sweets, deep fried foods, junk foods, pastries, alcohol, red meat and smoking. If you want any specific guidelines please come in a private conversation with details which I have asked, where I will be able to givve specific advice.
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Physiotherapist, Chennai
Avoid Using Plastic Water Bottles
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Hi doctor my uric acid is 7.7 and potassium is 4.4,i am 42 years old my BP is OK, how to control uric acid my sodium is 136.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Hi doctor my uric acid is 7.7 and potassium is 4.4,i am 42 years old my BP is OK, how to control uric acid my sodium ...
I will suggest you to avoid pickles and papads and junk food items and eat freshly prepared food items
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Sexual Health - Ways Diabetes Can Affect it!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Jodhpur
Sexual Health - Ways Diabetes Can Affect it!

Diabetes is often considered as deadly as cancer. It is a disease that requires lifestyle changes and diet modifications. It is also a disease that affects almost the entire system of your body. Whether you have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, it will do you a world of good to understand the effects of diabetes. Neurovascular damage is one of the most common effects, this means that diabetes will affect the nerves and blood supply of the body.

While Type 1 diabetes makes its presence felt much earlier and is hereditary quite often, Type 2 appears later in life with age and cumulative stress. The effects of diabetes are related to the duration of the disease. Therefore, people with Type 1 diabetes are more likely to have the symptoms early on and need to learn to manage them. Type 2 makes its appearance later, but needs good monitoring for the effects to not surface or prolong the severity of symptoms.

As we all know, all body systems are affected by diabetes, sexual health is no exception. Diabetes decreases blood supply and impacts the nerves in the genitals, thus causing a series of issues right from reduced libido and erectile dysfunction in males to vaginal dryness and painful coitus (perunia) in females.

Listed below are issues diabetic men and women face in terms of sexual health:

In Men:

  1. Diabetes reduces testosterone levels, which is directly reflected in reduced libido. Altered nerve function does not provide proper signals to the penis and there is also reduced blood flow to the organ. Both these can diminish the chances of a good erection. Studies have shown that among men who have had diabetes for 10 years, about 50% have experienced erectile dysfunction. Pregnant
  2. The affected nerve function also leads to difficulties in reaching a climax. Diabetes in men can additionally cause Peyronie's disease, which leads to a curved penis, and this leads to painful and difficult erections and coitus.

In Women:

  1. It leads to reduced sexual desire due to testosterone levels. Vaginal dryness is very common in females with diabetes and therefore, there is a definite decline in the urge.
  2. The above mentioned neurovascular damage also prevents women from reaching a good climax, as the nerve supply is affected.
  3. Diabetes also increases the predisposition to urinary tract infections, which can lead to painful sexual experience due to additional vaginal dryness and itching.

Finally, as much as it may sound as a cause for concern, it is not. People with diabetes know that making small lifestyle changes can go a long way in terms of onset of symptoms, their severity, and the leading of a normal life. Modifications in diet and lifestyle to include healthy eating, reduced stress, and exercising are very useful. It is also very important to talk to your doctor about how your sexual health has changed with diabetes. It is a sensitive and private topic, but if you are concerned about it, then do not hesitate to seek help. If you wish to discuss any specific problem, you can consult a sexologist.

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My mom is 62 years old diabetic, taking insulin also for the past 4 months because eyes specialist Dr. Advised her to cure her glaucoma in both eye but still sugar is not normal.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My mom is 62 years old diabetic, taking insulin also for the past 4 months because eyes specialist Dr. Advised her to...
Glaucoma, does occur as a complication of uncontrolled diabetes. Most important is to achieve a strict blood sugar control. Good control means fasting should be 100 mg & pp around 150 to 160 mg/100 ml. & hba1c% <7.
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I am suffering from pcod and thyroid . I know I have to modify diet and avoid junk food but sometime I feel lots of craving for sweet things to eat . How to manage it what should I eat DAT tym please tell.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am suffering from pcod and thyroid . I know I have to modify diet and avoid junk food but sometime I feel lots of c...
Hello, on that time to satisfy your craving you should eat sweet fruits like mango, banana, chiku, watermelon. Polycystic ovary syndrome (pcos) occurs when very small cysts (small, fluid-filled sacs) develop in the ovaries. The usual symptoms of pcos are light periods or no periods at all. This is because, in women with pcos, ovulation (the release of an egg) may not take place as often as normal. You should opt homoeopathic treatment, it has cure for pcos. Treatment is based on totality of symptoms and constitution. It takes time but resolve the disease by root. In pcos first we target to get your periods back to normal. Take fucus vesic. Q, 15 drops with water twice daily.
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Should be done by a diabetic to control the cholesterol and more danger for diabetic compared with common a man. And without eating fat foods also cholesterol will increase. And how much alcohol pegs should be drunk.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Should be done by a diabetic to control the cholesterol and more danger for diabetic compared with common a man. And ...
Cholesterol Is naturally produced by the liver and you need to monitor diet and cholesterol. Only two pegs can be taken
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As doctors by kidney is function less. Even I have kidney stone issue and my creatine is 4.3 as of today. I am diabetics and having BP. Kindly advice. Also, some doctors say, ayurvedic medicine damages more kidney. Please advice.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
As doctors by kidney is function less. Even I have kidney stone issue and my creatine is 4.3 as of today. I am diabet...
Mr. lybrate-user, Yes some of the Ayurvedic medicines contain heavy metals, which are definitely harmful to kidney. Thanks.
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Hi I am 40 years old suffering from diabetes. The medicine that I take contains glimipride 2 mg and metformin 500. But I am unable to control diabetes. Blood sugar(f)- 180, pp- 240. Please help.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
General Physician, Delhi
Dear, are you on a diabetic diet and exercising? how many tablets are you taking per day and at what time. We will be able to help you better if you can answer the above questions.
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I am suffering from sugar. I am taking insulin from few year. I want to what I do so that I can leave insulin. Please say me in brief.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
I am suffering from sugar. I am taking insulin from few year. I want to what I do so that I can leave insulin. Please...
As per your age 17 yrs It seems to be type 1 diabetes It is very difficult or say just impossible to leave insulin, pl don't try it.
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I have thyroid problem, get tired easily, get irritated easily, I have put on lots of weight. How to control my weight?

MBBS, M.MED, DFM, FID, CCEBDM, ACMDC, CCMTD
Diabetologist, Hyderabad
Relationship between thyroid and weight It has been appreciated for a very long time that there is a complex relationship between thyroid disease, body weight and metabolism. Thyroid hormone regulates metabolism in both animals and humans. Metabolism is determined by measuring the amount of oxygen used by the body over a specific amount of time. If the measurement is made at rest, it is known as the basal metabolic rate (BMR). Indeed, measurement of the BMR was one of the earliest tests used to assess a patient’s thyroid status. Patients whose thyroid glands were not working were found to have low BMRs, and those with overactive thyroid glands had high BMRs. Later studies linked these observations with measurements of thyroid hormone levels and showed that low thyroid hormone levels were associated with low BMRs and high thyroid hormone levels were associated with BMRs. Most physicians no longer use BMR due to the complexity in doing the test and because the BMR is subject to many other influences other than the thyroid state. Relationship between bmr and weight Differences in BMRs are associated with changes in energy balance. Energy balance reflects the difference between the amount of calories one eats and the amount of calories the body uses. If a high BMR is induced by the administration of drugs, such as amphetamines, animals often have a negative energy balance which leads to weight loss. Based on such studies many people have concluded that changes in thyroid hormone levels, which lead to changes in BMR, should also cause changes in energy balance and similar changes in body weight. However, BMRs are not the whole story relating weight and thyroid. For example, when metabolic rates are reduced in animals by various means (for example by decreasing the body temperature), these animals often do not show the expected excess weight gain. Thus, the relationship between metabolic rates, energy balance, and weight changes is very complex. There are many other hormones (besides thyroid hormone), proteins, and other chemicals that are very important for controlling energy expenditure, food intake, and body weight. Because all these substances interact on both the brain centers that regulate energy expenditure and tissues throughout the body that control energy expenditure and energy intake, we cannot predict the effect of altering only one of these factors (such as thyroid hormone) on body weight as a whole. As a consequence, at this time, we are unable to predict the effect of changing thyroid state on any individual’s body weight.
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Hi Taking-glimmy2fort morning &gimir1 night. Now my hb1ac has gone to8.4 in last2month. My 2hr after food is high160-200. Pl. Advice. Fasting was good till last week , now it has also gone up 100-126.

CCMTD, CCEBDM, C.Diabetology, American Diabetes Association, DOMS, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
You need to give me complete history in order to suggest you further. You can consult with me regarding further management.
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My mother suffering from diabetes last 15 years and she is going to weak day by day kindly suggest a good nutrition food or supplement for her. Thanks.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My mother suffering from diabetes last 15 years and she is going to weak day by day kindly suggest a good nutrition f...
Diabetes affects all organs in the body – Eyes, kidneys, nerves, reproductive system all are affected, In fact, from toe to hair. For diabetic control, patient and doctor should be in constant touch for regular follow up and advice. The common symptoms are:-Both types of diabetes have some of the same tell-tale warning signs. Hunger and fatigue. Your body converts the food you eat into glucose that your cells use for energy. But your cells need insulin to bring the glucose in. If your body doesn't make enough or any insulin, or if your cells resist the insulin your body makes, the glucose can't get into them and you have no energy. This can make you more hungry and tired than usual. Urinating more often and being thirstier. The average person usually has to pee between four and seven times in 24 hours, but people with diabetes may go a lot more. Dry mouth and itchy skin. Because your body is using fluids to make pee, there's less moisture for other things. You could get dehydrated, and your mouth may feel dry. Dry skin can make you itchy. Blurred vision. Changing fluid levels in your body could make the lenses in your eyes swell up. They change shape and lose their ability to focus. Diabetes, often referred to by doctors as diabetes mellitus, describes a group of metabolic diseases in which the person has high blood glucose (blood sugar), either because insulin production is inadequate, or because the body's cells do not respond properly to insulin, or both. It is a difficult task to control blood sugar in the desired normal range. Whatever we eat is metabolised to sugar in the body to provide energy for our daily activities. For the absolute control, one has to monitor his / her blood sugar at regular intervals (Self-Monitoring of Blood glucose – SMBG). Though difficult, this can be done by a glucometer and keep a record. Get an idea of Fasting sugar (FBS) and 2 hours after food (PPBS), & HbA1C (inform me) and check before dinner and after every major food. The basic idea is to reduce the food intake to 1/3 of what you take now. The dictum of sugar control is diet, exercise, diet + medicine and at later stage medicine+ Insulin will be needed. There are different diet plans of varying calories for each person depending on his activity & life style. For diabetes, hypertension (high BP) and many long-term illness control there is the need for regular advice and follow up. Just one time consultation or advice is not enough to guide a diabetic in scientifically & medically correct manner. For giving you regular follow up you ask me with all details like your daily eating pattern and medicines you take. I assure you a proper guidance. If you keep in touch personally. Diet Plan For Diabetes FOOD ITEMAmountPROTEIN (gm)CALORIE (Kcal) EARLY MORNING Fenugreek seeds with 1 cup of water--- Tea (without sugar)1 cup435 Marie Biscuits2156 Breakfast Stuffed methi/palak /lauki paratha2 small7200 Curd50 gm (1 cup)330 OR Egg white / Paneer Bhurji1 medium bowl6130 Plain roti (no oil)2 small3150 OR Vegetable poha/upama/oats/daliya1 soup bowl4.5230 MID MORNING Apple /guava/orange1-40 LUNCH Salad (10 mins before lunch)1 Medium bowl130 Capsicum + gobhi veg1 medium bowl185 Dal1 soup bowl6130 Phulka (no ghee)26175 EVENING Milk / green tea / herbal tea / lemon water1 cup235 Roasted chana + Muri1 cup585 DINNER Salad (10 mins before dinner)Phulka (no ghee24.5150 Lauki veg1 cup285 Curd1 cup330 LATE NIGHT Skim Milk (no sugar)1 glass4120 Total-49.51286.
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I have diabetes 2 and be afraid because I have many kgs and I have no money to be in a diet before take medicines that doctor says to me. What can I do, ; my result of diabetes is 157.

BHMS
Homeopath, Jaipur
I have diabetes 2 and be afraid because I have many kgs and I have no money to be in a diet before take medicines tha...
Dear lybrate-user Diabetes type 2 needs a thorough integration of various treatment methods, just for example - Exercise, decreasing weight (if obese), Yoga, Meditation, Proper Diet control etc. These all are measures which should be taken besides medicine. If you are diagnosed by a clinician for diabetes m. Type 2 then take the prescribed medications. Along with take care of the diet, especially controlling the sugar and also restricting lipid [fat/oil] rich diet to prevent further possible consequences of Diabetes. As per your details, I can only advice you to plan out proper conservative treatment plan which suits you the best [which will hardly cost you any penny] I hope, I answered as per your expectations. Please feel free to write, if more needed!
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My wife's Age 40. Diabetic since please 1 yr. Please 167 please fs 134. Suggest please diet.

BAMS
General Physician, Delhi
Your medicines should be changed or diet is not restricted if can' t control your diet inform your doctor, dose will be adjusted according or reply me with drugs you are taking by click on private
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I'm suffering from body pains from two days and head ache. I bought Dolo 650 and had it but the symptoms are still there. What could it be?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I'm suffering from body pains from two days and head ache. I bought Dolo 650 and had it but the symptoms are still th...
Mr. Lybrate-user, body pain can be due to many reasons like over strin, having indulged in sudden exercise or a game cricket or any other after a very long gap, doing excess house hold work or simply due to fever. Dolo 650 is paracetamol 650 mg, mainly fever reducing drug with mild analgesic effect. So just taking that may not relieve the pain completely. Some times viral fevers also cause fairly severe body ache. It may just recover completely in next day or two. Thanks for the question.
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