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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 MBBS, MD, Post Graduate Diploma in Diabetology (PGDD) Endocrinologist, Chennai
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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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Education
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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My sister suffering from thyroid TSH increase but t3. 4 Normal. Hypothyroidism. May I suggest for it. Pls.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My sister suffering from thyroid TSH increase but t3. 4 Normal. Hypothyroidism. May I suggest for it. Pls.
Mr. lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. It would have been better if you had mentioned TSH value. Unless that is known, no comment can be made. TSH >10mU/L means presence of overt hypothyroidism. That needs to be treated. Thanks.
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Age 21 if any person has low cortisol level that is 8 am cortisol what does this indicate person already suffer from hypothyroidism please tell me is their any danger from low cortisol level.

Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
Age 21 if any person has low cortisol level that is 8 am cortisol what does this indicate person already suffer from ...
You need to confirm your low cortisol levels with an overnight dexamethasone suppression test or a 24 hr urinary cortisol or a midnight salivary cortisol levels. If it is really low, then it has to be worked up properly to find out the cause & treated accordingly.
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Sir, I am 49 years male. Recently I found sugar in my blood and urine. Already I have bp complaint also. Pl suggest what type of food and fruits should I take.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
First thing is take proper anti diabetic drugs to control blood sugar. Also take proper anti hypertensive treatment. As regards the food no direct sugar and sweets, avoid deep fried foods, mutton. You may eat fruits like papaya, orange, water melons, apple, guava, pear and jamun. Exercise regularly. Maintain your weight near normal.
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I have thyroid problem, and in morning, my voice become very rough and harsh what should I do is there any exercise for thyroid cure.

CCMTD, CCEBDM, C.Diabetology, American Diabetes Association, DOMS, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
may be you can try neck exercise. how much it will be effective is no guarantee. Make sure that your thyroid levels are well controlled
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I am. Diabetic since den how much I diet I am unable to. Loose my weight I do walk yoga n diet control kindly help wid some easy n effective tips .Thank you.

Practical Course in Diabetology, POST GRADUATE COURSE IN DIABETOLOGY, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Jammu
I am. Diabetic since den how much I diet I am unable to. Loose my weight I do walk yoga n diet control kindly help wi...
Avoid sugar, junk food and fried food and fruit juices., Exercise regularly and consult some good dietician
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I think I am suffering from gynecomastia since 10 years. I have consulted endocrinologist who after complete check up declared me to be completely fit & fine. But due to increased chest I feel really embarrassed & low in confidence.

M.Ch - Plastic Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Udaipur
Liposuction is best procedure for gynecomastia. Day car surgery and almost no pain. And results are instantaneous.
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Hi I am suffering from hypothyroidism, weight is 57 kgs, height is 5.1, am I overweight? Do I need to loose weight to keep my thyroid under control, I'm currently taking Thyrox 50 Mg, also I wanted to know can I have sea food as I am diagnosed with hypothyroidism.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Hi I am suffering from hypothyroidism, weight is 57 kgs, height is 5.1, am I overweight? Do I need to loose weight to...
i will suggest you to reduce weight as it has many effects on health... And for thyroid you should consider taking homoeopathic treatment as it is permanent and very safe to take.. no need to take the medicine life long... And as far as sea food I don't think there is an issue until you have specific allergy...
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Hi I am male of age 27. I am suffering from high uric acid. It goes up to 8.2. Remain under control while taking medicine but after leaving it again starts increasing. please help. Thanks in advance.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Apart from oral medication- Avoid pickles and papads in your diet and eat freshly prepared home made food
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I'm 27 years old and my weight is 75 and I have thyroid so suggest me some home remedy to lose weight and next month is my marriage.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Zirakpur
I'm 27 years old and my weight is 75 and I have thyroid so suggest me some home remedy to lose weight and next month ...
You cannot achieve much in one month with home remedies alone. Be determined and start step by step. First if all clean gut by herbals, start eating light/ high roughage diet/ low carbs. Maintain negative calory intake balance. Get'medohar' (fat shedder) herbs. Use with hot water twice a day by adding honey, asafoetida and rock salt to scrap the waste material out of intestines and also reduce fat by metabolic action. I caution you not to fall prey to hormonal weight shedders to get dlim early. It would be dangerous. You can do it peacefully as health improver with some pranayam and walks etc.
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I have a diabetes mallitus from birth because my mom also have it, wat treatment I should take to treat my self well?

MBBS
General Physician,
I have a diabetes mallitus from birth because my mom also have it, wat treatment I should take to treat my self well?
You are suffering with type 1 daibetes for this insulin intake is the only treatment. You have to take insulin injcetns as per your blood sugar levels. And you have to follow restrict diabetic diet.
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My sugar levels are usually more than 250 and stomach get upset I am taking Metformin 500+amaryl2 bd along with antioxidant what cares can be taken at this point.

M.D
General Physician, Vellore
My sugar levels are usually more than 250 and stomach get upset I am taking Metformin 500+amaryl2 bd along with antio...
Hello lybrate-user, metformin will give you gastrointestinal side effects. Diabetic per se will cause you diabetic gastroparesis. Needs some investigations to confirm it consult your physician regarding this.
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Sir. I have high uric acid level like 6. 1 I am already avoid non veg foods since one month along. But no result I have back pain and leg pain.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Sir. I have high uric acid level like 6. 1
I am already avoid non veg foods since one month along. But no result
I ha...
The best treatment of Gout consists of restoring the balance of Vata (Air element) and detoxifying the blood. High protein diet should be avoided in cases of increased uric acid. Mix one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water and drink it two to three times daily. If you find this remedy helpful, you can increase the dosage of apple cider vinegar to up to two tablespoons. Take maha rasnadi kwath 2-2 tsf twice a day. Take maha yograj guggul 1-1 twice a day. Kaishor guggul and chandraprabha vati 1-1 twice a day. Avoid junk food. Fermented food. Spicy food. Tea.coffee. Do pranayama early morning. Avoid alcohol consumption. Consult me in private for more details.
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Sir, I am 41 years old man, I have suffering from diabtes type 2 from last 9 years 190/240 sugar. I have already taken insulin novomix 18-18 morning/evening and tab met zumil 50/1000 2 times. What I do now after?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Regarding online consultation there are certain points which all should know and follow. 1) the description of the diseases should be complete in all respects, including any tests done and any medicines already taking. Just saying I have diabetes since 10 years and taking metformin cannot help a discerning doctor a scientific advice. 2) your place and name and mail id and phone number should be in the question. It is necessary at times to know where you stay to give a good advice. (for example if there the climate is warm or cold and many other factors) 3) it is necessary to keep in regular touch for some diseases like diabetes and hypertension. So make it a point to be in touch by asking private questions. And repeat the essential point of the previous question to give a continuing answer. All these are said with intention to give a scientifically correct answer and talk as if in a regular consultation about which I am very keen to. 4) for personalised attention and follow up ask privately and it is better to make online payment if you are asked to by the doctor. It involves his time and dedication to give you expert advice after studying your problem. Ask personally in case of doubts about any medical matter. Www. Lybrate. Com/drsajeev it is not as easy 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) 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. For sugar 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 privately with all details like your daily eating pattern and medicines you take. I assure you a proper guidance. If you keep in touch.
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My sugar level is elevated in my blood and also felling weakness in my right leg. Please suggest precaution for that.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
My sugar level is elevated in my blood and also felling weakness in my right leg. Please suggest precaution for that.
Dear Mr. lybrate-user, I will suggest you that first get your HbA1C test done that will tell your 3 months average sugar. Check your PP and Fasting on routine basis. Take small meals at short intervals of time. Avoid rice, potato, maida and their products, canned juices, cold drinks. Eat plenty of fruits, green veggies, salads, dal, curd. Drink abundant water to hydrate yourself. Do regular exercise. You can share your report to me for further suggestions on private questions. Thank you.
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I am a diabetic patient and my sugar level keeps gang up and down plus ihad a problem which has been taken care now but there is infection in my kidneys.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am a diabetic patient and my sugar level keeps gang up and down plus ihad a problem which has been taken care now b...
We need to control sugar levels with medication exercise and following a diabetic diet and get a urine culture and sensitivity done to rule out any pathology
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My mom is severally effected from uric acid. What precautions should be taken to lesseR this acid? What should she avoid to eat?

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
The first thing you should do is to eat foods that are high in fiber, this is because fiber rich foods absorb uric acid from the blood. Your kidneys then'throw' out the excess uric acid. Try to eat oatmeal, spinach, cauliflowers and isabgol in milk if possible. Please use olive oil to cook your food. Kindly avoid vegetable oils because they become unhealthy when heated twice. This leads to rancid fat in the body. These destroy vitamin e, that in turn controls uric acid levels. Olive oil also curbs uric acid by itself. Vitamin c chewable tablets taken 500mg daily lower uric acid levels within 4 to 8 weeks. Try to stop intake of sweets, cakes and pastries. Saturated fats are bad for you. Many fruits have got potent anti-oxidant properties, like celery seeds, grapes and tomatoes, and these prevent harmful toxins from attacking your organs - releasing uric acid.
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Please communicate the benefits for daily walking to the diabetic patients and is there any benefits for taking green tea 3 to 4 times in a day.

MD - General Medicine, Diploma in Diabetology
General Physician,
Please communicate the benefits for daily walking to the diabetic patients and is there any benefits for taking green...
Any kind of physical exercise including walking has beneficial, I would say therapeutical effect on dieabetes. Physical exercise up regulates numbers of insulin receptors on the cells which improves utilisation of glucose in our body, which results in production of energy and lowering of circulating glucose in the body. Green tea do have good effects as it contains antioxidants.
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Having a diabetes fasting 135 & pp 180 from last 2 month. I started walking 4 km. Suggest me.

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I am a registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator and a doctor who will help you in your diabetes problem. You need to provide me your daily food intake details. There are many lifestyle and dietary guidelines that can be followed: take high fiber prescribed diet. Maintain a healthy body weight eat a balanced diet as prescribed by a registered dietitian, I being a registered dietitian and doctor have been successfully helping patients with their diabetes problem. I will also prescribe medicines that will speed up the time to achieve your weight management goals. Do reply back for private consultation.
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I am a sugar patient. I don't have any bad habits, other than smoking! What will be my body condition, if I continue smoking.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am a sugar patient. I don't have any bad habits, other than smoking! What will be my body condition, if I continue ...
It will be very bad. Smoking with diabetes is asking for a lot of trouble. There will be a lot of nerve damage especially at the extremities, eye problems, heart problems, cholesterol problems and a host of other medical difficulties. Please quit with immediate effect.
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