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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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Am aged 54 diabetic patient. Glucose (F)- 133 mg/dl: serum cholestrol(Total)- 254 mg/dl : serum TGL - 279 mg/dl : HDL - 51 : LDL: 147 : VLDL - 56 mg/dl: HBA1C = 8.4 % : Hemoclobin = 14.1.% : liver function test SGPT = 26 LU/LI : Wartenberg pinwheel test =normal : Foot sensation: RIGHT/LEFT = 10 on 6 sites. Often affected by Urinal infection on that time pain at back and front left side down belly. Also gastic there. Give good medicine ?

MD - Pathology
Pathologist, Noida
I am writing the answer as a pathologist , so would not be able to comment on treatment part , but yes most of your problems seem to be related to high sugar levels, which is also not controlled. Secondly, your cholesterol levels are on higher side and you would need to recheck that . Give a sample after 12 hours of fasting only. You may need to take medicines for that also. Is your BP on control ?
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But for diabetic patient is this advisable? As I am 47 year old k/c/o Rheumatoid arthritis and Diabetic, taking meantime tab half twice. And also please advice me as I want to reduce my weight and belly fatt, I am 5 feet 2 inches in height and 56-57 kg kilo. Also on RA treatment.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
But for diabetic patient is this advisable?
As I am 47 year old k/c/o Rheumatoid arthritis and Diabetic, taking meant...
lybrate-user, Looking at your weight and height, your BMI is 22.98 kgs/M2, which absolutely fine. However, if belly fat is there, that can be reduced by aerobic exercise and abdominal exercise and also by swimming. There is no mention about blood glucose levels or HbA1c%, so I have no idea about how well is diabetes controlled. As regards treatment of RA affecting the diabetes, it depends on what drugs are being given. Thanks.
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I have TSH, t4, t3 normal thyroid. As per doctor's prescription I am taking neo mercazole 5 mg at a regular routine. I wanted to know whether the medicine or my thyroid will have any adverse effect on my health (sexual, mental, etc) or post marriage. Please guide me as soon as possible. Thank you!

MSc Applied Biology, Diploma in Naturopathy
Ayurveda, Delhi
I have TSH, t4, t3 normal thyroid. As per doctor's prescription I am taking neo mercazole 5 mg at a regular routine. ...
When under control will but untreated it does .so do yoga for Thyroid gland .right nutrition plus lot of water and breathing.
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I have taken amoxyclav 600 and cough syrup but still the cough is not going away ,can you suggest me better medicine I think Gala ha huya ha.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I have taken amoxyclav 600 and cough syrup but still the cough is not going away ,can you suggest me better medicine ...
Mr. Lybrate-user, amoxyclav 625 should be taken 3 tablets a day for at least 5 days or longer to get complete relief from any infection including tonsillitis, pharyngitis etc. Another thing to be remembered is that cough usually takes a bit longer to go away. There is no need to change or another antibiotic. Thanks.
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I am a 39 year old and am suffering from hypertension for more than a decade. The reason is I have a scar on my left kidney due to some issue when I was young which I too didn't know about. I have been taking highest medication. Amlopress vl 160. But no effect. Please help.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Please mention your recent blood pressure and revert back to me for further assistance. Pls upload usg report if you have it.
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My mom is 60 years have bp & sugar. From past one year she had very low eye vision. Can I get her for eye operation ?

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
My mom is 60 years have bp & sugar. From past one year she had very low eye vision. Can I get her for eye operation ?
Hello, Kindly tell me latest reading of BP and sugar and also tell me weather you have consulted to eye specialist or not as I your mother case there are possibility of 1. cataract 2 glaucoma 3. refractory errors etc. and also we can not go for any surgery with out control of BP and Blood Sugar
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I am having hypothyroid. Level is 7.wait will increase, can not able to walk. Heavy pain too. And also by sexually not interested. I dnt know y.I have two children's both r born by c section. Back pain also too high. I like to know is there any way to reduce thyroid and weight. And also the sexual issues.

BSc - Food Science & Nutrition, PGD in Sports Nutrition and Dietitics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I am having hypothyroid. Level is 7.wait will increase, can not able to walk. Heavy pain too. And also by sexually no...
Hello, You need a food diet along with some Counseling. Please do not get depress over your weight. Everything is connected to your self motivation. Love yourself and respect your body. Set realistic goals and ensure you are able to eat right food prescribed by a Nutritionist.
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I am thyroid gland not work. 0 years started in medicine. Small hospital to high hospital doctor checkup in the case. Some doctor talk with blood test t3, t4, tsh etc. Now in 29 year. Some time no eat the medicine. Now eat every morning 2 pices the after teeth. Sometimes head ache, lost some memories, some time talk nice and shaking some others. Doctor: how to remove the medicine? doctor: which food or medicine avoid the thyroid? how to came from thyroid gland?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
It appears that you are having both t2dm and hypothyroidism. Please understand both these conditions can be controlled only by taking regular medications. For diabetes one has to take oral anti- diabetic drugs or insulin injections and for hypothyroidism thyroxine tablets for the whole life. There is no escape from this. As regards food in case of diabetes you have to avoid direct sugar & sweets, plus deep fried foods and fruits like mangoes, bananas, chikoos & grapes. And maintain your weight near normal for your height which is a bmi of 23 kgs/ m2 yours is 25.16 kgs/m2. Plus no smoking and alcohol. This life style has to be followed strictly.
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She is having thyroid and often is complaining more about here neck swelling up. Anything to help reduce swelling?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
She is having thyroid and often is complaining more about here neck swelling up. Anything to help reduce swelling?
take tab. voveran 100 mg sos for neck swelling or pain. do x ray for c-spine for complete diagnosis. take iodized food,
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I am 33 years old having thyroid. I am a vegetarian. So food should I take to control my thyroid levels. Is thyroid curable?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 33 years old having thyroid. I am a vegetarian. So food should I take to control my thyroid levels. Is thyroid c...
thyroid can be control by medicines. You can take 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. 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 alcohl if you take.
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Does we need some minimum amount of sugar in daily food intake or can it be completely deleted from our food once forever just for the sake of health benefits?

Diploma in Diabetology, Pregnancy & Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Prevention in Diabetes ,Thyroid
General Physician, Sri Ganganagar
Does we need some minimum amount of sugar in daily food intake or can it be completely deleted from our food once for...
We should take slight amount of sugar. You know only in presence of sugar salt is absorbed. Even to diabetic patient in case of dehydration we give saline and glucose combination. So never delete sugar completely.
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I am diabetic sugar goes up to 300 after meals what medicine should take, presently taking Jalra and fumigation tablets only.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am diabetic sugar goes up to 300 after meals what medicine should take, presently taking Jalra and fumigation table...
if your pp sugar level is 300 mg/100 ml, then diabetes is not in control. You need to add some more drugs with the advise from your doctor. What is the hba1c%, is it below 7%? also how active you are, because exercise ad weight reduction helps in better control of blood sugar.
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During these Navratra's which of these food items are good for diabetes persons 1. Kittu flour 2. Singhara flour 3. Amaranth 4. Sabudana 5. Samar rice 6. SHAKARKANDI (sweet potatoes) 7. Quinoa 8. Jaggery 9. Any thing else which on can eat in fast leaving aside fruits. Please reply at your earliest.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
During these Navratra's which of these food items are good for diabetes persons
1. Kittu flour 2. Singhara flour 3. A...
All the food items mentioned are not good except quinoa. And please do not take sweet potatoes and jaggery at any cost.
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How to recognize blood sugar high without blood test. What should be the precaution if want to avoided high blood sugar.

Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
General Physician, Warangal
How to recognize blood sugar high without blood test. What should be the precaution if want to avoided high blood sugar.
Maintain ibw take balance d diet walk daily avoid sugary items fat food lead stress free life there is excessive urine hunger thirst loss of wt symptoms may prese nt.
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I have diabetes type 2 for the last 14 years. My latest blood sugar reading is FBS 137 and PP2 216. HBA1c is around 8. I take a balanced diet without sugar. I also do 30 minutes of brisk walking and another 20 to 30 minutes of exercises daily. The medication taken by me is one tab Gemer 2 and one tab Pioglit 30mg during breakfast, one tab Gemer 2 during lunch and one tablet Tenglyn 20 before bedtime on a daily basis. I wish to know what further steps I need to take to reverse the diabetic condition. I also wish to know the changes if any required in the medication that I am at presently taking.

MBBS & Post Graduate course in Diabetology, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), CCEBDM
Endocrinologist, Bangalore
I have diabetes type 2 for the last 14 years. My latest blood sugar reading is FBS 137 and PP2 216. HBA1c is around 8...
Hi lybrate-user your sugar levels are ok however it can still be improved. I advise to increase their exercise/medication to 40 minutes. Space the meals and consume lot of vegetables (like cabbage, cucumber, cauliflower etc) do regular meditation wish you good health
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I have suffering from diabetic from 15yrs. Not controlling stilnow pl find solution to cure it.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
I have suffering from diabetic from 15yrs. Not controlling stilnow pl find solution to cure it.
you can go for following remedy it will help you Natural home remedy using bitter gourds: 1. Remove the skin and seeds of 4-5 bitter gourds 2. Crush them to a make a paste 3. Press this paste on a sieve an extract the juice 4. Drink this juice on an empty stomach every morning This remedy will be helpful, if it dosent work then you must consult ayurvedic doctor.
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Is it create any problem for low sugar, because am test very recently its shows 77.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
Is it create any problem for low sugar, because am test very recently its shows 77.
You did not mention that this value if fasting/ random/ after meal Normal Blood Sugars. A normal fasting (no food for eight hours) blood sugar level is between 70 and 99 mg/dL. A normal blood sugar level two hours after eating is less than 140 mg/dL
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I am diabetic for last 2 years. Some times I get pustule like thing which is reddish and painful. Is it related to diabetes or having some other cause?

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I am diabetic for last 2 years. Some times I get pustule like thing which is reddish and painful. Is it related to di...
likely to be due to uncontrolled blood sugar level. try to maintain normal blood sugar level, it wiill help. welcome for further help.
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My wife is using allopathic medicine for Diabetes prescribed by Diabetic doctor. However the sugar level is above normal. The usage of IME9 will help her. Please advise.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My wife is using allopathic medicine for Diabetes prescribed by Diabetic doctor. However the sugar level is above nor...
The only and best method to control blood glucose is taking modern meicines either oral or insulin injections or both. The drug mentioned by you is probaly only a supportive medicine. Ayurvedic drugs do not go through through clinical trial studies.. So my advise is stick to present treatment. It can be adjusted for better control. If you want any help please come with specific details like fasting, pp blood glucose levels, hba1c%, dietary pattern and extent of daily exercise then I can guide.
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Recently I knw that I have a problem of tuberculosis. From the reports it is found that it is the earlier stage so it can be cured. But I am not sure about about my disease. So can you please tell me the symptoms of tuberculosis and how it can be cured in earlier stage. And one more thing I am a diabetes patient also since 25 years.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Recently I knw that I have a problem of tuberculosis. From the reports it is found that it is the earlier stage so it...
Fever with cough since many days with loss of appetite and weight are few symptoms of tuberculosis and we have to start medication if we have confirmation of the disease and take medicine properly for cure.
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