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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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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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My wife age 40 she is suffering from hyperthyroidism since 3, 4years just few days her, s heart beating is irregular how her's problem is solving?

Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
Dear you need to visit a thyroid specialist or an endocrinologist to check whether your wife's thyroid is under control.
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I've been thin all my life until I discovered that there are supplements that can increase my weight. I started drinking supplements. I drink three glasses a day. I've gained 20 pounds since, and I'm now at 125 pounds, but I'm still underweight. During the past three months. Please suggest me proper medicine.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
I've been thin all my life until I discovered that there are supplements that can increase my weight. I started drink...
When you are trying to gain weight, you should eat food the rich in vitamins and minerals. 1. Healthy food includes meat, egg, milk, fruit vegetables, fruits, and nuts. Cashews, almonds, dates, walnuts, dry grapes, apricots, peaches are some of the dried fruits and nuts that can be added to breakfast, salads, cereal and desserts. Sesame seeds, ground nuts, and peanuts also contain fats in them and can help in adding that extra pounds you desire. 2. Sometimes loss of appetite may also cause weight loss. So you should take following remedies improving weight a]triphala kadha 4tsp before lunch and dinner b]amala juice 4 tsp + sugar 2 tsp+ honey 2 tsp empty stomach in the morning umami flavor increases satiety and enhances appetite. Due to improving hunger and digestion whatever you will eat more and even you eat more it will digest properly and your weight will increase naturally without any supplement.
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My mother is diabetic and she always complain about vomiting feeling after having food so could you suggest some good food for her.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
My mother is diabetic and she always complain about vomiting feeling after having food so could you suggest some good...
Donot force feed the patient with a particular type of food. Give her foods in portion size in the allowances advised.there is no food which has to be completely avoided.balance is the key.if the problem persists, I would recommend to get the renal profile done
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I am 28 year old male when I check my sugar then always my sugar level is between 110 to 120, am i diabetic ? My liver is fatty and also cholesterol problem.

MD - Medicine, MBBS
Cardiologist, Panchkula
It is a prediabetic state. Try to reduce your weight if overweight. Do exercise daily. Avoid oily and carbohydrate rich food.
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Management Of Diabetes Via Ayurvedic Remedies!

MD, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Pune
Management Of Diabetes Via Ayurvedic Remedies!

Are you suffering from diabetes? If yes, then it’s time for you to be extra careful about your health. Diabetes may cause several other diseases as well. You must check your lifestyle and take efforts to get rid of diabetes as soon as possible. If you have diabetes, then youu are at risk of developing nerve damages (neuropathy), vascular injuries and other heart diseases, regardless of your age, sex or other external or internal factors. Diabetes patients must strive to maintain fasting blood glucose levels less than 110 mg/dL and hemoglobin HbA1C level less than 7%. Also, diabetes patients should keep a check on blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

Here’s how diabetes can affect your overall health:
There is a correlation between blood pressure, cholesterol levels and diabetes. Researchers have found that high bad cholesterol levels act as hindrance to insulin regulation. People with diabetes are more likely to develop heart-related diseases. About 60% diabetes patients die due to heart attacks. Diabetes is responsible for hardening of arteries or atherosclerosis. This situation is dangerous and can cause heart attacks, strokes or other chronic diseases.

Diabetes leads to impaired nerve function. This is called neuropathy. This condition is of two types: Peripheral (affects toes, feet, legs, hand, and arms) and Autonomic (affects digestion, bowel, bladder, heart and sexual activity). Symptoms of neuropathy include tingling, weakness, burning sensation, numbness in the limbs, digestive disorders, infection of the bladder and erectile dysfunction.

Diabetes is responsible for causing damage to the kidneys as well. This is called nephropathy. In this condition, the filters in the kidney or glomeruli get damaged. As a result, there is a leakage of protein in the urine. Consequently, kidneys get damaged. Urine showing small amounts of protein is an indication of kidney damage. About 20-40% patients suffering from diabetes die due to renal failure. The symptoms of renal disorder due to diabetes include itching, fatigue, urine with protein, swelling of feet and ankles and pale skin colour.

Diabetes causes non-injury amputations as it affects the nerve in the limbs, especially foot. Usually, minor infections in the foot may lead to ulcers and later require amputation. In rare cases, charcot joint or charcot foot may also occur. This is called neuropathic arthropathy. The symptoms include swelling and reddening of the foot. The bones of the affected foot have a tendency to develop cracks, deforming the entire region. Diabetes leads to blindness in adults. The eye disorder caused due to diabetes is called retinopathy. Patients with diabetes develop cataract easily. The capillaries and blood vessels in the retina get damaged or obstructed, resulting in damage to the entire retina.

Ayurveda is a system of medicine that takes a holistic approach to treat various diseases. It is believed in Ayurveda that when a disease occurs in your body then it means that the mind, body and soul is unbalanced. 

It is believed that everyone is made up of five elements that is  earth, air, water, ether and fire. If all of these elements in the body are well balanced, then the body tends to function in a healthy manner. An illness is a sign that one or multiple elements in the body are not balanced. A practitioner carries out a diagnosis of your diet, lifestyle, seeks to find out the cause of the imbalance and provides treatment accordingly. 

Ayurvedic remedies for diabetes:

  1. Plan your diet as it is one of the most important thing in order to manage your diabetes. One must take balanced diet. But avoid foods increasing the Kapha Dosha. These include sugar, fats, potatoes, rice. You must avoid alcohol
  2. Take the help of physical exercises or yoga to stay fit.
  3. Check your weight.
  4. Don’t sleep during daytime.

Here is a list of useful herbs for diabetes management–

  1. Jambhul (Eugenia jambolana) powder from jamun core.
  2. Gurmar(gymnema sylvestre)
  3. Bitter Gourd/bitter melon (Momordica charantia)
  4. Bel (Aegle marmelos).
  5. Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum graecum)
  6. Turmeric
  7. Neem
  8. Triphala
  9. Shilajit

Apart from these basic natural foods, you must contact an Ayuvedic practitioner, who will help you not just in planning your diet, but will suggest certain specific Ayurvedic medicines which will boost you efforts to get rid of diabetes. 

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Hi, I am 29 years old with diabetes mellitus type 2. Am taking galvus met 50mg/1000mg daily twice. At night am taking 1 actos 30mg. Still my fasting sugar level is 220. I am not using any sugar food and rice. Kindly advice. My hba1c is 12.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Zirakpur
Hi, I am 29 years old with diabetes mellitus type 2. Am taking galvus met 50mg/1000mg daily twice. At night am taking...
It's cause of concern that your insulin is not acting to neutralize the sugar while you are taking good medicines prescribed by your experience doctor. This is non response of drugs. It's not fault in treatment by your doctor. I would suggest the support of ayurveda medicine as support to your current medicine. Both won't counteract with each other. Observing the response of this integrative approach, further directions would be decided. If you agree, I would mention the first phase of safe, side effect less, easy to take and economic medicines which will prevent complications also.
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My thyroid report is TSH 0.02, T4-8.9,T3-1.6 does it affect in milk production for breastfeeding. As I wanted to relactate my 4.5 month old baby. So it is possible to react or my thyroid report will affect my supply?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My thyroid report is TSH 0.02, T4-8.9,T3-1.6
does it affect in milk production for breastfeeding. As I wanted to rela...
lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. The values shown are normal. Thyroid has no suppressive action of lactation. Thanks.
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I am a 45 year old women and i'm suffering from diabetes problem since last year! doctors have recommended me for insulin and regular medicines and I take a proper diet according to my diet chart. How can I get rid of this problem? and is there any way for the end of this problem?

MD - Pathology
General Physician, Amritsar
No once body stops producing insulin diabetes appears and insulin has to be supplied from outside. But if you are overweight reduction of weight may solve your problem.
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Hi, I am 32 years female having a weight of 73 KGS . I had a slight variations in my TSH level , when the T3andT4 was normal last year. So Dr. prescribed me thyronorm tablet of 50 mcg. Now when I recently checked thyroid test by putting the 50 mcg tablet, the T3 and T4 is normal but the TSH is 7.02 where the normal range is 0.35-5.5mIU/ml. I always have dry mouth and I sleep late and wake up late. Even if I sleep early I couldn't get my sleep. Am I subclinical thyroid or do I require treatment or is the dose normal for me? This dosage should be altered? Thank you.

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Vijayawada
To simplify matter - you have subclinical hypothyroidism. Use that tab regularly. If you seriously want to avoid that tablet, consult for homeopathic thyroid balancing medicines for natural cure. Tips- wake up early for going to bed early. Avoid chilled drinks. Take regular exercises.
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My fasting sugar is 165.8 mg/dl Cholesterol 250 and triglycerides 218. Please suggest any medicine or ayurvedic treatment. What things needs to be avoided.

Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S)
Ayurveda, Kanpur
My fasting sugar is 165.8 mg/dl
Cholesterol 250 and triglycerides 218. Please suggest any medicine or ayurvedic treat...
diabeto powder ( naag bhasm paradeeya + swarn vang ) 1 gm twice a day basant kusumakar ras 125 mg twice a day gudmar kshar 500 mg twice a day for 60 days only to get completely cured of diabetes and for rest thing take kanchnar AWLEH 5 gm twice a day
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Mother is 45 years old. And have diabetes. What to eat to cure it? please advise.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Mother is 45 years old. And have diabetes. What to eat to cure it? please advise.
If diabetes is diagnosed then she has to take specific treatment based on her blood sugar levels. There is no cure, medicine has to be taken for life time. For further guide lines please tell me her weight, height, waist circumference and blood sugar levels fasting and pp and hba1c % and any medication if being taken.
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I am cardiac and diabetic since 1998 and cardiac 2005 which medicine you suggest?

CCMTD, CCEBDM, C.Diabetology, American Diabetes Association, DOMS, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
There are many medicine. It depends on your personal medical history. Your doctor will guide you through it.
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Today I found my fasting sugar levels 103 while checking through glucometer at home although I am not a diabetic. Please suggest what to do next.

PGD Maternal Child Health, MBBS
General Physician, Akola
Today I found my fasting sugar levels 103 while checking through glucometer at home although I am not a diabetic. Ple...
You can consider your fasting sugar level to be normal. Do your Post Meal check after One and half hour of taking food and if it is below 160 mg per 100 ml of blood, then that would also be within normal range. You can also get your HbA1C and it should come not more than 5.5.
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I am 32 years old. In my tsh report I got tsh=5.96 according to Dr. Lal path lab report. Now what should I do?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
according to dr.lal path lab..tsh-5.96.. you can take tab. thyroxin 75mg bbf. do morning walk.eat iodine diet.green veg.
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Dear sir my father is 68 and he suffering from diabetes from 8 years. He has become very week these days. This month he suffered from 3 viral fever as a result he became very week. What should I do please suggest some measure. Please.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Dear sir my father is 68 and he suffering from diabetes from 8 years. He has become very week these days. This month ...
He must exercise daily for at least 30 minutes, maintain your ideal body weight, follow a good diet, sleep properly, drink water throughout the day to keep your body hydrated, avoid alcohol and stop smoking if he does.
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Hi my cousin sister is 75 kg weight and 5.7 height. 3 days before she checkup her health so doctor told that she have blood sugar problem. Please tell me how to control this on home medicine. And give me some suggestions also.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Hi my cousin sister is 75 kg weight and 5.7 height. 3 days before she checkup her health so doctor told that she have...
She should have regular exercise,reduce weight,control diet by avoiding sweets and excess carbohydrate. She has to monitor blood sugar and if sugar is high she has to take medicine after consulting doctor.
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I'm have sugar and BP hi I'm not taking any medication it is good for my health or not.

Dip.Diab, Fellowship Diabetology (Gold Medallist), MBBS
Diabetologist, Thane
I'm have sugar and BP hi I'm not taking any medication it is good for my health or not.
It is not good to have uncontrolled diabetes and blood pressure. It is better to have medicines and keep them well under control. Please start medications at the earliest. If uncontrolled, these disorders may lead to complications.
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I am 26 years old, I have insulin depended diabetes and it started when I was 12 years old. How to control my disease. And I have another problem that is hypo glycemic. When I started good control I have to face hypo glycemiaand it was very danger. What can I do? What is the right treatment Now I taking 40 unit human mixtard morning.

MBBS, MD - Medicine
General Physician, Delhi
I am 26 years old,
I have insulin depended diabetes and it started when I was 12 years old.
How to control my disease...
Tight glycemic control comes at a risk of hypoglycemia. Regular and timely meals along wid insulin reduces d risk of hypoglycemia. You should monitor your sugar and visit your doctor regularly for fine adjustment of insulin doses.
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