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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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I'm a caring, skilled professional, dedicated to simplifying what is often a very complicated and confusing area of health care.
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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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Hi. Am under fertility treatment for past two n half years. Doctors have advised to use melmet thrice a day. and gives meprate. Novelon for hormone imbalances. and sometimes siphene. My follicles are growing well sometimes. and sometimes not. Could you please suggest alternative solutions for pregnancy.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda,
Hi. Am under fertility treatment for past two n half years. Doctors have advised to use melmet thrice a day. and give...
Hello, you are under hormonal treatment and this shpuld not be interfered with other drugs. But you can definitely take ayurvedic uterine tpnic i.e.N-stree or Amycordial orM2 tone whicheveris available to you 2 tsp thrice a day after meals. These uterine tonics regulate menstrual cycle and associated symptoms, strengthens your uterine muscles and helps in fertility. You can take it with yourhormonal treatment, no side effect, contact me for details.
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Twenty days ago I was diagnosed sugar. After that I have started yoga and exercises. Now I found the sugar reading is coming normal. I left the medicine now. So will it harm as I have left medicine?

MD - Diabetology, Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS), MBBS
Endocrinologist, Kochi
Twenty days ago I was diagnosed sugar. After that I have started yoga and exercises. Now I found the sugar reading is...
No. Its absolutely ok to have quit medications. But please remember to: 1) continue your exercises/ yoga. 2) modify your diet 3) monitor blood sugars regularly, preferably once every 3-6 months. 4) avoid alcohol & nicotine in all forms 5) sleep well 6) control stress. In whatever manner 7) think positive 8) smile. And be happy & healthy!
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Sir hb a1c result is 7.7. T3 T4 are under control but tsh is 5.83.. My age is 35, male. Wt about 63 kg. I am not using any medicine for diabetes. Shall I control diabetes and thyroid with proper diet?

MBBS, PG in Family Medicine, FDRC (2 years full time Fellowship in Diabetes)
Endocrinologist, Surat
Sir hb a1c result is 7.7.
T3 T4 are under control but tsh is 5.83.. My age is 35, male. Wt about 63 kg. I am not usin...
Please do ogtt (5 samples) done and if any of its value crosses 200, it is better to start medicines along with following diet and regular walking.
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I am thyriod patient. I used to eat thronorum 100 mcg. I want to know what type of foods should I avoid to eat.?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am thyriod patient. I used to eat thronorum 100 mcg. I want to know what type of foods should I avoid to eat.?
For hypothyroidism the main treatment is taking thyronorm tablets regularly as prescribed by the doctor. There is no food restriction. You can continue to eat the normal food as of now.
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I am 58 year old man. Diabetic for last 10 years and on medication- Gemer 1 Tab twice a day. My Hb1Ac is hovering around 7.25. I get myself examined every 4 months. Of late I have noticed small pimple like eruptions on my hand, neck and Shoulders? These are not subsiding for more than a fortnight now. Slightly irritating but generally not nothing else, except when scratched. Please advise how to get rid of this issue. K Patel Kashpat58@gmail.com.

Certificate in Basic Course on Diabetes Management, CCEBDM Certificate in Diabetes, MBBS
General Physician, Pune
I am 58 year old man. Diabetic for last 10 years and on medication- Gemer 1
Tab twice a day. My Hb1Ac is hovering aro...
No details about present blood sugar levels, and investigation reports. HbA1c suggests no proper control. Thus may lead to complications of different organs with Diabetes. Get a thorough check up with all blood tests and detection of complications by a Diabetologist. To maintain perfect sugar levels at Fasting, PP and before dinner. If not normal review of medications monitoring of Diabetes every fortnightly. Till HbA1c is brought to 6.5 or so.
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L am 58 year old diabetic 1 man som time I feel impairment (zanzanati) in my foot so what to do.

Doctor of Medicine
General Physician, Surat
L am 58 year old diabetic 1 man som time I feel impairment (zanzanati) in my foot so what to do.
Better to control the blood sugar level on tight rule basis, try to maintain good posture while sitting and sleeping
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Hi my erection takes a long time and lasts for just one minute as I am over by then Have hypertension and diabetes.

FESC, FSCAI, DM - Cardiology, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
Cardiologist, Delhi
Hi my erection takes a long time and lasts for just one minute as I am over by then
Have hypertension and diabetes.
Reduce your weight, many antihypertensive medicines medicines have a side effects like erectile dysfunction and diabetes is also a risk factor for the impotency,
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I am 33 years old women having hypothyroid problem due to that always having lack of energy, body pain weight gain. Kindly kind how to get rid of it?

MBBS, FCGP, DRM, FEBNM (Europe)
Nuclear Medicine Physician, Mumbai
I am 33 years old women having hypothyroid problem due to that always having lack of energy, body pain weight gain. K...
Dear , you have not mentioned whether you are on any thyroid medicine or not. Without medicines the problems will stay or may even worsen with time.
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I am diabetic. But fond of eating fruits. If it is useful for weight reduction, suggest me.

MBBS, MD, FAIIDR
Diabetologist, Vadodara
I am diabetic. But fond of eating fruits. If it is useful for weight reduction, suggest me.
Fruits are beneficial for diabetes, but it is not meant for weight reduction. More sweet fruits like, mango, banana, custard apple, chicoo should be avoided if your sugars are not controlled. You can take other fruits in moderation in between meals (not with meals. Do not take fruit juices.
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I am type 2 diabetic since 2010. My sugar level remains remains 230 above I am taking huminsulin N, Atarvastin10 and reclimet XR but I am worrying wat to do inspite of following diet chat.

MBBS, Diploma in Diabetology, Certificate Course in Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (CCGDM), Post Graduate Course in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
I am type 2 diabetic since 2010. My sugar level remains remains 230 above I am taking huminsulin N, Atarvastin10 and ...
If you are indeed a type 2 diabetic, then there are more tablets available that could be used. However, some persons who are initially thought to be type 2 diabetics are infact having other types of diabetes which might require insulin. If you are the latter type, then only insulin n might not suffice.
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I have diebate for long time but it is kind bother me lot make me sick so I was wonderful how to decrease my sugar level down.

CDIABT, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
I have diebate for long time but it is kind bother me lot make me sick so I was wonderful how to decrease my sugar le...
For diabetes follow a diet low in carbohydrate, low in fat and high in fibre. Avoid bakery products. Avoid too much rice and potato. Avoid fried stuff. Avoid chocolate, cakes, ice cream, soft drinks and fruit juices. Eat lots of vegetables. Walk for at least 30 minutes a day for 5 days in a week. Insulin will work better if taken in combination with diet and exercise. Medication and insulin dosage will depend on your blood sugar level.
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I am 49 year, how should prevent from High Blood Pressure and Diabetes? How should I maintain my self?

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
I am 49 year, how should prevent from High Blood Pressure and Diabetes? How should I maintain my self?
you can go for following remedy it will help you Natural home remedy using watermelon seeds and cuscus powder: 1. Take 1 tsp of dried watermelon seeds 2. Add 1 tsp of cuscus powder 3. Crush the mixture 4. Have this once in the morning and the evening 5. Consume for 3-4 weeks Surely you will get results.
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I am 51 years old. I have diabetes from last three years. I take medicine but it is @ 175 to 200 continue what can I do?

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Please mention your ongoing treatment and 175 to 200 blood sugar levels is fasting or pp. Kindly consult privately for personalized management.
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I am suffering from thyroid problem my tsh is 6.34 approx I want to know that whether I have to take medicine always or it can be cured.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Mr Raj, If one is diagnosed as having hypothyroidism, then treatment is to be taken for life time. Please tell me are on thyroxine tablets now? If on treatment and then TSH is showing 6.34 mill units/ ml, means the dose is not enough, needs to be increased. If not on treatment and having symptoms of hypothyroidism then you need to start now. Plus also have to avoid soy beans, soy containing products, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, radish, mustard, peanuts and coffee. Plus consume more of green leafy vegetables and salads, fruits, low fat milk products, Use whole grain flour for making chapati and roti. Exercise daily for 1 hour so as to aooid weight gain. Plus take that diet gives exact calories based on your ideal body weight.
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Meri Dadi ko thyroid hai to is problem ka acha ilaj or kya khana chie kya krna chie or Ve thyronorm 25 mcg naam ki golia khati h. Mera swaal h ki unko kya khane ka plan chie jo healthy ho or kch tips is problem se jaldi cure krne ke liye.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
She must 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 28.5 years old female my weight 45 and hight 5.3 Suffering from thyroid taking medicine from last 2 months i.e Thyronorm 50 mcg and eltroxin 25 mcg actually doctor ask me to have eltroxin 75 and c.thyrobless but I am not taking this. My weight is not gained don't know why? How to weight gain fast which food should I have or any protein powder ? Please suggest.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Lybrate-user, yes your weight I low, in hypothyroidism one of the major symptoms is weight gain. It is surprising that you have not gained any weight. One way to increase weight is to have good healthy food, may be you can increase the quantity of carbs and fats. Your ideal body weight should be 60 kgs, so you may take 60 x 30 cal= 1800 cals per day. Plus do moderated exercise, that probably will help in increasing weight. Sometimes genetic make up also does count. As regards taking 75 mcg of thyroxine you are actually taking taking that dose with two different tablets. On treatment tsh should be between 3 to 4 mu/l, that will help in conrolling all the symptoms. Thanks.
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My mother is diabetic patient and she is suffering from weakness, memory lost, and hunger problem. I want to ask that is there any permanent treatment to cure from diabetes? Please help me.

Diploma in Diabetology
General Physician, Mumbai
My mother is diabetic patient and she is suffering from weakness, memory lost, and hunger problem. I want to ask that...
Hi lybrate-user unfortunately their is no permenant cure for diabetes. Diabetes can be easily kept in control if one follow 4 mantras 1. Keep one self fit by regular excercises and yoga 2. Disciplined food habits 3 regular body check up 4 regular consultation by diabetologist.
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I am 74 years old. Suffering from diabetis, thyroid, artirial philberation and sleep apnea and using machine while sleeping. My main problem is how to control irregular heartbeet. At present I am ok but in future problems may arise. I have already undergone electric shocks thrice to set right the heartbeet. The last 4 years back. Now I am using flavadon Mr. Once a day. Kindly advice me.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Mumbai
You are taking trimetazine which is typically given in the management of angina or ischemic heart disease. Either your af is due to an ischemic episode some time back or due to thyroid. Please consult with all your reports as well as medications and ecg with ii long lead. Atrial fibrillation has some other problems too mainly pertaining to clots getting formed in the atria. Ideally there are drugs available for the management of the af which can be given and there are some minimal invasive surgical procedures too. Best of luck.
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I have thyroid and TSH comes between 3 and 5. But my weight is around 95 and age 40. How can I reduce my weight?

DM - Endocrinology, MD Medicine
Endocrinologist, Faridabad
I have thyroid and TSH comes between 3 and 5. But my weight is around 95 and age 40. How can I reduce my weight?
Do regular walk 45 minutes and follow 1400kcal diet chart for which consult dietitian. Your tsh seems normal so this cannot be held responsible for your weight gain. Its lack of exercise and probably dietary issues.
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