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Dr. A.Shanmugam

MBBS, MD, Post Graduate Diploma in Diabetology (PGDD)

Endocrinologist, Chennai

19 Years Experience  ·  200 - 400 at clinic
Dr. A.Shanmugam MBBS, MD, Post Graduate Diploma in Diabetology (PGDD) Endocrinologist, Chennai
19 Years Experience  ·  200 - 400 at clinic
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Dr. A.Shanmugam is a renowned Endocrinologist in Guindy, Chennai. Doctor has helped numerous patients in his/her 19 years of experience as a Endocrinologist. Doctor studied and completed MBBS, MD, Post Graduate Diploma in Diabetology (PGDD) . Doctor is currently associated with Sri Balaji Hospital in Guindy, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. A.Shanmugam on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Dr.MGR Medical University - 1998
MD - Madras Medical College, Chennai - 2004
Post Graduate Diploma in Diabetology (PGDD) - Madras Medical College, Chennai - 2008
Professional Memberships
Indian Medical Association (IMA)

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Sir I am 60 years old. I have diabetes but in control. What r the best tablets for body odour. Thank you very much.

Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
Sir I am 60 years old. I have diabetes but in control. What r the best tablets for body odour. Thank you very much.
Stop eating too much of onion or garlic. You can take bath with an anti dandruff shampoo. Rub it twice in your armpits & other skin folds. It will help you.
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I am 23 weeks pregnant. As per our religious function we have to go to my house from husbands house. My baby is normal. But I have thyroid and taking thyronorm 50 mg daily. I also have PCOD problem. Please tell me I will travel around 140kms from Chennai to Ranipet near to Vellore by CAR please tell me I am 100kg weight,

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am 23 weeks pregnant. As per our religious function we have to go to my house from husbands house. My baby is norma...
At 23 weeks travelling by car to a distance of 140 kms should not be a problem. Care should be taken not to have too many bumps while travelling. Travelling later in the pregnancy around 34th week on wards should be avoided.
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I have diagnosed thyroid few days ago. How to prevent from this? What are the symptoms and effect of this?

DRCH, BHMS
Homeopath, Bareilly
Thyroid gland affection manifest in our body mostly in three form- hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism and goiter. Mostly women in middle age group are affected by hypothyroidism. Symptoms of hypothyroidism are- weight gain and edema, mood disturbances and irritability, lethargy and loss of interest in work, rough hairs and hair fall, heavy menses and cold intolerance. Symptoms of hyperthyroidism- hot body and heat intolerance, loss of weight, increased appetite, excessive sweating and trembling of body. Bulging of eye ball may also present that is called exopthalmous goiter. In simple goiter there is swelling and hypertrophy of thyroid gland which is manifested in the form of big nodule at the anterior part of neck. This is a type of hormonal imbalance in our body. So there is not any specific mode of prevention of it. Yet by healthy food habit and healthy life style we can avoid many diseases. Genetic involvement is also seen in thyroid affection. Take medicine properly as prescribed to you to remain fit.
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I am 72 and getting my legs swollen when give weight on them and also have diabetes.

MBBS, MD - Medicine
General Physician, Delhi
I am 72 and getting my legs swollen when give weight on them and also have diabetes.
1. Do regular exercise for 30 minutes daily like brisk walking 2. Reduce weight if overweight 3control diet a) avoid sweets, sugar/honey, milk, milk product excess calorie and carbohydrate rich diet like white bread, cereal, rice, pasta b) avoid all refined food like maida, pasta, starchy food like rice, potato, bakery item, processed food, c) include more fiber like pulse, green leafy vegetable, cucumber, carrot, tomato, j legume. D) avoid sweetened fruit like banana, mango, litchi, chickoo, sapota, seethaphal jack fruit, grape etc. Can have fruits like guava, pineapple, papaya, orange, mousambi, strawberry, watermelon, pomegranate, jack fruit, sweet potato, a handful of walnut daily (akhrot) e) avoid white/polished rice, take unpolished rice like brown rice/wheat/jowar/ragi, moong and chana dal. F) avoid ghee/ butter./coconut oil/excess salt intake like papad/pickle. G) avoid red meat. Take fish/chicken. H) avoid alcohol and carbonated drinks like soft drink 4. Adhere to a strict diabetic diet by consulting dietitian 5. Monitor your fasting, pp blood sugar 3 monthly and hba1c six monthly 6. Consult diabetologist for advice and treatment.
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How did uric acid gets increased in our body and what are its symptoms & preventive measures?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
General Physician, Delhi
How did uric acid gets increased in our body and what are its symptoms & preventive measures?
Dear lybrate-uservery good question. You See uric acid is a by product or breaking doennof certain molecules in the body. Especially it is acomponent of break down of cells. Normally our body is a perfect machine which is efficiently able to throw out this uric acid. Uric acid can increase if there is excessive intake of products that produce it like alcohol, spinach, red meat etc. Or if the enzymes that are used to process it are deficient. Or if the kidneys are not working, as uric acid is excreted through kidneys. Acute hyperuricemia can cause severe pain and swelling in a single joint. Most commonly it affects the great toe. Avoiding alcohol, red meat; drinking plenty of water are some of the ways to avoid it. Regards.
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Can diabetic people drink milk with haldi. Because each cup of milk has 12gms of sugar and.

Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
Can diabetic people drink milk with haldi. Because each cup of milk has 12gms of sugar and.
The casein in milk has a very high insulin index. This means that a lot of insulin is secreted to metabolise the milk sugar. Hence try to avoid dairy products if you can. Also there is too much adulteration in almost all the milk products. So you can drink haldi with warm water. It will help you.
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I got diabetics as its 110 to 150 I am having gimme1 tablet early morning any medicine by which my sugar will be normal always.

Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
General Physician, Warangal
I got diabetics as its 110 to 150 I am having gimme1 tablet early morning any medicine by which my sugar will be norm...
maintain ibw take balance d diet walk daily avoid sugary items fat food lead stress free life take plenty vegetables and fruits in 2 / 3 servings take high fibre low calorie food check sugar levels frequently
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I am a patient of diabetic and medicine continue gemer DS-2 Two times daily but sugar level 135 (Fasting) last six month'Please advise proper medicine.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am a patient of diabetic and medicine continue gemer DS-2 Two times daily but sugar level 135 (Fasting) last six mo...
Hello, long with your medication follow the below to control the sugar level. Take sygyzium 1x, 2 tabs twice dailt before meals, morning and night. 1. Take karela jamun ras from swadeshi brand. 2. Powdered cinnamon has the ability to lower blood sugar levels by stimulating insulin activity. It contains bioactive components that can help prevent and fight diabetes. 3. Soak two tablespoons of fenugreek seeds in water overnight. Drink the water along with the seeds in the morning on an empty stomach. Follow this remedy without fail for a few months to bring down your glucose level. Another option is to eat two tablespoons of powdered fenugreek seeds daily with milk. **cut down your sugar and salt intake.**
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I am diabetic and on insulin and on does of 10 points for 3 times a day. I am following strict diet plan and go for regular walk. Still my sugar is ranging between 175 to 230 for fasting. I need to know what other precautions are to be observed by me for diet program.

MSc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chandigarh
I am diabetic and on insulin and on does of 10 points for 3 times a day. I am following strict diet plan and go for r...
If you maintain diet and do regular exercise your diabetes will be in control. Take small amount of food frequently. Avoid fast foods, junk foods, processed foods. Eat whole fruits, vegetables, whole grain, whole wheat, oats. Take more protein in diet. Use healthy fat small amount. Avoid underground vegetables, pumpkin, banana. Avoid smoking, alcohol. Drink lots of water specially before meals. Stay stress free and proper rest.
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I have rt knee patila fractured in accident on 5/11/15. What homeopathic medicine should be taken. I am diabetic also with F- 118 &_PP-180.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I have rt knee patila fractured in accident on 5/11/15. What homeopathic medicine should be taken. I am diabetic also...
Hello, you can take homoeopathic medicines 1. Arnica 200 (4 drops in little water) thrice a day for a week. 2. Symphytum q (10 drops in little water) thrice a day for a week and update. Keep a gap of 15 - 20 minutes in both the medicines.
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Sir my friend is a sugar patient please let us know which medicine he should take to control and do, s dont' s for him. Sir his sugar was 240 aftr breakfast

BAMS
General Physician, Delhi
Get his hba1c level checked & kft levels. Stick to vegetarion diet. Inform reports by click on private I will prescribe medicines.
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I am 47 Years of Diabetic with 3 years from now. But it is under control. Taking 1/2 Tablet of glimestar in the morning & night. Please mention which fruits and vegetables I should take and what not? Please mention their names as not to give as proteins, fiber, carbohydrates, fats etc. I need specific fruit & vegetables names.

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Nagpur
I am 47 Years of Diabetic with 3 years from now. But it is under control. Taking 1/2 Tablet of glimestar in the morni...
Fruits like apple, papaya, pomogrenate, guava or orange can have 100 grm per day. All green vegetables are allowed just you have to avoid underground veges like potato, sweet corn, arvi, katal.
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Foot tips for Diabetes mellitus

MD-Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Shivpuri
Foot tips for Diabetes mellitus

1) Keep your feets clean and dry. 
2) Apply skin lotion regularly. 
3) Protect your feet from extreme heat and cold. 
4) Check your feet daily. 
5) Trim your toe nails with care. 
6) Never walk barefoot. 
7) Wear clean and dry socks. 
8) Buy shoes that fit properly.

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Im 46 years, regular check doing for sugar and is it enough by checking guluco meter or hav to check in lab. Recently checked that 160 Bf.

MBBS,Dip.Diab,M.Diab,DCCIP(Joslin),CCEBDM(PHFI)
Endocrinologist,
Im 46 years, regular check doing for sugar and is it enough by checking guluco meter or hav to check in lab. Recently...
Normal values are fasting 70 to 110 and after food 2 hours 70 to 140 mg/dl. But mind it these are statistical and decided by governments and studies show that even below these levels a person may suffer changes like retinopathy. Glucometer test is enough.
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My dad has gangrene but doea not suffer from diabetes. He is also a heart paitent (operated for his valve when he was a kid since than never had a big problem), has high bp (medicenes taken regularly{eritel12.5mg} to keep in controll). Recently has been detected for caterac (motiya) in eyes. Is it safe to b operated.

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Too much cholesterol in the blood can lead to cardiovascular disease. What you eat has a direct impact on your cholesterol level. In fact, a diet rich in fiber and other cholesterol-lowering foods may help lower cholesterol as much as statin medication for some people. Working with a registered dietitian and doctor is the key to develop and maintain a successful health program to manage it. I will inform you on how to make diet, lifestyle changes, make you understand instructions for taking medication because it won't work if you don't take it as directed. Consult privately for a holistic dietary therapy to solve your problems.
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My psa 1.020 sugar fasting 89 and ppbs 140 taking dibitron 500 twice galvus 50/500 twice novarapid ins 18/16/16 metaspan5 once & treciba inj 14 units at night. My hba1c is 5.8 for heart ecosprin 150mg once resovas 10mg once selekonxl 50 mg twice amlopidin 5 once telma40 twice and angiospan2.5 twice is it sufficient please advice.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My psa 1.020 sugar fasting 89 and ppbs 140 taking dibitron 500 twice galvus 50/500 twice novarapid ins 18/16/16 metas...
Looking at your various details it appears you a very control of blood sugar and even hba1c is also excellent. I am sure your blood pressure also must be in check. I do not see any reason to add any further medications.
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MAMC, MRCPCH, MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Noida
Hypothyroidism in newborn and children.
Frequently asked questions?

Q1. Did I do something wrong in my pregnancy which resulted in my baby having congenital hypothyroidism?
A The answer is most certainly NO. In the vast majority of cases, no cause can be identified and no link has been found with drugs, smoking or any particular foods

Q2. I am worried that I might miss giving my baby a dose of thyroxine. Would this matter?
A. Fortunately, thyroxine lasts in the body for quite some time and so even if a day?s dose is missed, your child will still benefit from the previous day?s dose. Clearly it is important to maintain a regular daily treatment and it will certainly matter if several days are missed.
Q3. Are there any side effects of thyroxine treatment?
A. No. Thyroxine is identical to the natural hormone produced by the thyroid gland and is a relatively simple chemical substance. It is really a replacement hormone treatment rather than a drug, so any side effects only occur if the dose is wrong. If too much thyroxine is given, symptoms of hyperthyroidism will occur. If not enough is given, the hypothyroid symptoms will return. Thyroxine tablets can be stored at room temperature, last a long time, and are widely available throughout the world.
Q4. What is the risk of having other children with hypothyroidism?
A. In the commonest form of hypothyroidism, i.E. When the gland has not developed properly, the risk of having another affected child is small, perhaps about 1 in 100. When the cause of hypothyroidism is due to a block in the production of the hormone, rather that normal development of the gland, the risk of having an affected child is much higher and is usually 1 in 4 in each pregnancy, with boys and girls equally affected. The late onset form of hypothyroidism also has an increase risk of brothers, sisters and other relatives having thyroid problems.
Q5. If my child is at risk of developing hypothyroidism, for instance they have Turner or Down?s syndrome, how often should they have a blood test?
A. Probably every one to two years, but your specialist will advise you on this.
Q6. How long will treatment last for?
A. We must assume that the treatment is for life as the thyroid gland will not grow again or recover, but the treatment is easy and well tolerated. White temporary or transient hypothyroidism does exist, it is uncommon, and most children will need to continue on thyroxine through adulthood. The dose will need to be increased to match their growth, but by the time adult life is reached the dose usually remains stable with the need for only an occasional blood test.
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I am suffering from polyuria because of which, In a day I have to go to toilet many times. I have checked my sugar at home which is normal. please suggest me what should I do?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am suffering from polyuria because of which, In a day I have to go to toilet many times. I have checked my sugar at...
For your age excessive urination could be due to 1. Drinking lot of water/ excess tea/ coffee/alcohol 2. Urinary tract/bladder infection 3. Bladder stone causing a blockage in ureter/bladder, stone in urinary tract, cystitis, interstitial nephritis 5. Diabetes mellitus/diabetes inspidus, hypertension, 6. Stress/anxiety/nervousness, 7. Do urine re/me, blood sugar testing, take usg kub, and consult urologist for advice.
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I am suffering from diabetes last four years but no effect of medicine. When I take then it is in control when I dropped it I feel weakness how I control it. Is it compulsory to continue medicine.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Please mention your recent bsl reports and ongoing treatment and revert back to me for further assistance.
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