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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
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Indian Medical Association (IMA)

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I am 57 year old women, as I am having diabetes blood to the left leg not circulating properly due to which swelling occurs and pains, soy question is how to get rid out of this?

MBBS, MD - Medicine
General Physician, Delhi
I am 57 year old women, as I am having diabetes blood to the left leg not circulating properly due to which swelling ...
1. Do regular exercise for 30 minutes daily like brisk walking 2. Reduce weight if overweight 3. Control diet a) avoid sweets, sugar/honey, full cream 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, tomato, legume. D) avoid sweetened fruit like banana, mango, litchi, chickoo, grape etc. Can have fruits like guava, pineapple, papaya, orange, mousambi, strawberry, watermelon, pomegranate, 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 sugars monthly and hba1c six monthly.
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Symptoms of blood sugar and it's prevention. In case of Low BP. Pl suggest what can I do.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Symptoms of blood sugar and it's prevention. In case of Low BP. Pl suggest what can I do.
People with diabetes should undergo regular physical examination, which includes consultation with a doctor; fundus examination; electrocardiogram, stress test (treadmill test); foot examination for blood circulation, sensation and vibration perception, ulcer prone areas; along with necessary laboratory investigations. 30% of people with type 2 diabetes can control diabetes by proper diet, regular exercise and yoga alone. In other cases medicines and in some cases, insulin may be required. No restriction in diet is required in diabetes. Patients with diabetes should be advised to take a healthy and balanced diet. Sweet substance and fatty foods such as ice cream, sweets, cakes, biscuits, chocolate, etc. Should be avoided. Green vegetables and salads can be taken freely. Meals should be divided 4 to 6 times a day. Eating fruits are beneficial for diabetes patients. More sweet and ripe fruits like mango, sapodilla, custard apple, banana, etc. Should not be taken, if your diabetes is not under control. Diabetic patients should make regular exercise and physical activity or yoga as a routine part of their life. Generally, exercise should be done early in the morning. One should keep sweet handy during exercise for any emergency conditions like hypoglycemia. Patient education program and counseling is a must for every person with diabetes for total management of diabetes. It helps the patient to comply with drugs and lifestyle modification more effectively. The clinical management of diabetes now has significantly more options than ever before and every year new molecule and technologies are coming in the market for better diabetes management. But, everything will fail if the lifestyle is not adhered. With proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment, one can live long, healthy and cheerful life without developing diabetes complications.
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I have done thyroid test and result shows 14 points .am worried n taking medicines daily of 50 mg. 3 months ago it was 5 points. Am having loss of appetite and exhausted. Please suggest me some diets n guidance.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Eat a high-fiber diet. Get insoluble and soluble fiber. Limit foods that are high in fat. Choose lean meats. Incorporate probiotics into your diet. Eat on schedule. Stay hydrated.
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I am non diabetic but has family history of diabetis. Last few years having problem of low sugar. Hypoglycamic reaction. On during one episode my rbs reading was 56. On further invetigations hba1c 6.1. Ff sugar 99 & pp is 109. What does it mean. What can be done now. Pls advice.

Practical Course in Diabetology, POST GRADUATE COURSE IN DIABETOLOGY, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Srinagar
I am non diabetic but has family history of diabetis. Last few years having problem of low sugar. Hypoglycamic reacti...
These are normal reports. Nothing to be done. Hypoglycemia can occur due to binge drinking or taking hypoglycemic medicines by mistake. If it occurs frequently then it has to be investigated.
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Respected Doctor, I am a diabetic, just want to know can I eat watermelon? Please reply.

Nutrition - Management of Weight & Lifestyle Related Disorders
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Respected Doctor,
I am a diabetic, just want to know can I eat watermelon? Please reply.
Dear sir Yes you can take watermelon as it has medium GI. Try to take water melon in the mid morning and you can take 1-2 medium bowl of watermelon in a day.
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My wife is suffering from pain in sole in legs, checked uric acid level found ok, is any natural exercise or medicine to support.

Orthopedist, Solapur
My wife is suffering from pain in sole in legs, checked uric acid level found ok, is any natural exercise or medicine...
She is most probably having condition named plantar fascitis. Treatment involves footwear with soft soles or silicon soles (can get them at any surgical store) along with combination of diclofenac with seratiopeptidase for 10 days twice daily after food.
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MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
If you working long hours sitting, then walk for few meters per hour which will decrease all cause morbidity for diabetes,blood pressure.
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I am Diabetic Patient Type 2 (Current Rating:- Fasting 110, PP, 160 and Dinner PP 140) Medication Istamet 50/1000, Advog 0.3, Gluformin XL 1000 My question is I want to gain Muscle and body Can i take Pre and post workout Proteins or any Muscle Gainers. Usually i workout heavily everyday. Please Suggest any Muscle Gainers or Protein for Morning Workout

MD - Pathology, MBBS
Pathologist, Ahmedabad
You should attend health club.You can take sprouts, cereals and pulses in large quantity which would give you enough protein.Soyabean is the only food containing all amino acids which would give good amount of proteins
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Sir my age is 25years 6months and when I have done my blood test my sugar level in fasting is 246 and after food is 296 and preferred me to take insulin but sone times it become normal.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Sir my age is 25years 6months and when I have done my blood test my sugar level in fasting is 246 and after food is 2...
Your blood sugar is very high. You have to start medicine at the earliest after consulting physician. Follow the advice given below 1. Do regular aerobic exercise for 1 hour daily (brisk walking, jogging, running, swimming, cycling etc) 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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Hello I am 18 years old. My mother has been suffering frm sugar for d past 10 years Wt is d possibility of me getting it?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
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I am 18 years old. My mother has been suffering frm sugar for d past 10 years
Wt is d possibility of me getting...
Hello, if your mother has Type 1 Diabetes then there are good chances of the inheritance, you may catch it in the early age. If your mother is having type 2 Diabetes then there are chances of the inheritance but you can save yourself with the modification of your life style. If you are following a good lifestyle then the chances of getting Diabetes are very lessen.
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Hi my father is diabetes he gets leg pain and he gets leg burning sensation on his leg. He's taking medicine its not recovering Please advise me what treatment he can take.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Hi my father is diabetes he gets leg pain and he gets leg burning sensation on his leg. He's taking medicine its not ...
Anitaji, Primarily, diabetes needs to be in excellent control, with fasting close to 100 mg and PP around 150 to 160 mg and HbA1c%<7. Achieving this will help in relieving symptoms like burning and other symptoms. There are certain drugs used to help reduce the intensity of it,.
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Hello doctor. I am facing infertility due to block at junction is their any treatment to clear this tubal block.

MBBS (Gold Medalist, Hons), MS (Obst and Gynae- Gold Medalist), DNB (Obst and Gynae), Fellow- Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (ACOG, USA), FIAOG
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
Sometimes the block can be cleared surgically. But often the coules choose for ivf as better option.
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My sugar level is in pp105 and after bp is 170 without medicine wht should I do give me some sagition.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
My sugar level is in pp105 and after bp is 170 without medicine wht should I do give me some sagition.
Your PP sugar is slightly high. It should be preferably below 140.Follow the advice given below 1.Do regular exercise 2.Reduce weight if overweight 3Control diet 4.Avoid sweets, excess calorie and carbohydrate rich diet, . 5.Adhere to a strict diabetic diet by consulting Dietitian 6.Monitor your fasting, PP blood sugar and Hba1c three monthly 7.Consult diabetologist for advice and treatment
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I am 54 yrs old diabetic since 8-9 yrs. I take regular both time medicine as advice by local Dr. At ranchi (jharkhand). My fasting position of test is continued between 145- 160. I am walking 3-4 kms regularly. Other test reports is normal. I feel anaxity. Ple, advice me further.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Please mention your ongoing treatment and get your blood pressure checked and revert back to me for further assistance.
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I am 44yrs and suffering from thyroid problem which is 7.8 I want to know about its cure and what things I have to stop eating.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 44yrs and suffering from thyroid problem which is 7.8  I want to know about its cure and what things I have to s...
don't stop medicines..to eat food,take liquid diet,Nutrient-rich foods that improve your health may also benefit your thyroid gland, including: Antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables: 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. 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, but ask your doctor beforehand. Treatments for thyroid disorders stemming from the over- or underproduction of thyroid hormones rely mainly on medicines and surgery. Treating hyperthyroidism involves suppressing the manufacture of thyroid hormone, while hypothyroidism calls for hormone replacement. Conventional medicine offers extremely effective techniques for lowering, eliminating or supplementing hormone production. Before deciding which treatment is best for you, your doctor will make an evaluation based on your particular thyroid condition as well as your age, general health and medical history.
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I am taking mustard 30/70 insulin .Is any tablet necessary to promote action of insulin?

BSc
Ayurveda, Ujjain
You you take NONI sy 10-10 ml in a glass of normalwater stairwell consum in 5 minutes after 30 minutes take your mor/eve meals for 3 month test monthly ifnassasary reduce insulin dose.
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My sugar level is 396 mg/dl without fasting and with fasting it is 263 mg/dl please tell me wht should I intake for breakfast, lunch and dinner which food and fruits to avoid. Please suggest.

MD - Medicine, MBBS
Cardiologist, Panchkula
Cut down your weight. Avoid fatty and high carb food like refined sugars, sweets, potatoes, rice and many others. At this level of blood sugar you need medical management.
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Dear Sir, I am suffering from diabetes type2 . My age is 53 and weight is 73kg. I have been a diabetic patient for 15 years. I consulted my doctor M.D. Here yesterday. My reading was random 232 . Normally my blood sugar reading has remained under control. But I have noticed for some time my blood sugar has gone up considerably . I take TriPiomed 1 tablet one tablet twice a day . Kindly advice My B.P. Is always normal.

MBBS, PG in Family Medicine, FDRC (2 years full time Fellowship in Diabetes)
Endocrinologist, Surat
Please follow these rules: 1)Avoid self medications and have a regular follow up with your doctor. 2) Follow advice regarding diet and exercise as much as possible. 3)As time passes, sugar control get worsen, so change of medication is required from time to time. 4)If you are over weight, please try to avoid pioglitazone. 5)Get retina, kidney, nerves etc check up atleast once a year 6) Your sugar will be definitely controlled if you are obedient to the advices.
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Hi sir good afternoon I am having sugar 270 before break fast after breakfast 290 please suggest me some medicine thank you.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Hi sir good afternoon I am having sugar 270 before break fast after breakfast 290 please suggest me some medicine tha...
Your blood sugar is high. Follow the advice given below 1. Do regular aerobic exercise for 1 hour daily (brisk walking, jogging, running, swimming, cycling etc) 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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Hello I have recently traced that I have thyroid. Upto now I faced with irregular menstrual problems for the past 3 years. And getting treated. Doctors said its hormone imbalance and I used regestrone, primolut etc kind tablets. Upto now. My main fear is. How far it takes to clear this problem. This causes pregnancy issues? I am about to get married.

DGO, MD, MRCOG, CCST, Accredation in Colposcopy
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
Hello
I have recently traced that I have thyroid. Upto now I faced with irregular menstrual problems for the past 3 y...
There is a possibility that at least in part your irregular periods are due to thyroid dysfunction. Therefore if you take the right dose of thyroxine it should get better .Regesterone or primulut-n do not cause any issues with getting pregnant in the future
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