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Dr. Ashok Kumar A

MBBS, MD - Diabetology

Endocrinologist, Chennai

12 Years Experience
Dr. Ashok Kumar A MBBS, MD - Diabetology Endocrinologist, Chennai
12 Years Experience
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My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well....more
My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well.
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Dr. Ashok Kumar A is a renowned Endocrinologist in Laksha Hospital, Chennai. He has over 12 years of experience as a Endocrinologist. He studied and completed MBBS, MD - Diabetology . You can meet Dr. Ashok Kumar A personally at Metro Speciality Clinic in Laksha Hospital, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Ashok Kumar A and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University - 2005
MD - Diabetology - The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University - 2008
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My father always has swelling in his legs & also he has sugar. Wat should we do for swelling?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), M.D in Ayurveda, Ph.D
Ayurveda, Hyderabad
If sugar is controlled, automatically the swelling will be removed. So if you consult me privately I will advice the best ayurvedic medicine.
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I am suffering from diabetes since 2001.Please do help.

Diploma in Diabetology, Master of Hospital Administration, MBBS
General Physician,
Please mention your recent bsl reports and ongoing treatment and revert back to me for further assistance.
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What is meant by diabetes and if you eat more sweets is there any problem in future..

MBBS, MD - Medicine
General Physician, Delhi
What is meant by diabetes and if you eat more sweets is there any problem in future..
Diabetes has nothing to do with eating more and less amount of sweets. But there are other risk factors for diabetes such as: family history of diabetes overweight physical inactivity increasing age high blood pressure ethnicity.
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How to control & lower uric acid with natural foods?

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist,
There are many lifestyle and dietary guidelines that can be followed to protect against future flares or prevent gout or uric acid problems from occurring in the first instance: maintain a high fluid intake (2-4 liters a day) avoid alcohol eat a balanced diet limit fish, meat and poultry intake. If attempting to lose weight, avoid low-carbohydrate diets. If carbohydrate intake is insufficient, the body is unable to burn its own fat properly, releasing substances called ketones into the bloodstream. This results in a condition called ketosis that can increase the level of uric acid in the blood. It is most important to avoid foods that are high in purines, to ensure that the levels of uric acid in the blood do not get too high. Here is a list of high-purine foods to be wary of: beef kidneys brains dried beans and peas liver mackerel yeast fermented products (breads etc) mushrooms lose some weight by walking or other exercise, avoid meats and get always be on a prescribed diet as prescribed by a registered dietitian. I am a registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator and a doctor, consult privately for detailed treatment plans using diet and medications.
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My HbA1c is 8.5 I'm 41yrs, 76kgs, & 5.7" in height have started 30 mins walk plus 30 mins ground exercise. Havent yet consulted a doctor for medication. Please suggest a good diet plan to reduce my sugar levels Thanks in advance!

MBBS & Post Graduate course in Diabetology, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), CCEBDM
Endocrinologist, Bangalore
Your HBA1c levels says poor control, contact in private section for us to create a diabetic management program to you.
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What is the best way to cure diabetes. Are ayurvedic medicines are helpful in this regard? Please advice me.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition (Delhi University)
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Panipat
What is the best way to cure diabetes. Are ayurvedic medicines are helpful in this regard? Please advice me.
Be very specific & particular about your food choices, take small & frequent meals and cinnamon (dalchini) in your dishes or into salads as this is really effective to control diabetes.
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My father is of age 75 years , has fluctuating B.P and blood sugar. He is on medicine. Yesterday , suddenly he went blank, heaviness in head, darkness in sight and as if he lost his memory. His body became heavy. He recovered slowly in a day but today again he is facing the same problem. What can be the problem? Any emergency issue, should we admit him?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My father is of age 75 years , has fluctuating B.P and blood sugar. He is on medicine. Yesterday , suddenly he went b...
Lybrate-user, the condition being described looks like he had an attack of hypoglycemia. Did you check his blood glucose level then? if blood glucose level goes below 70 mg or lower like <60 mg or even lower, patient may get such attacks. It is important to achieve a strict blood glucose control, but equally important thing is not to allow episodes of hypoglycemia. Severe hypoglycemia can be very dangerous, particularly in elderly persons. If you have a glucometer at home, it is better to check glucose level. If it is low, then it is essential to give glucotabs 2 or 3 tabs cor candy, sugar ar some sweet etc can help. Thanks.
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Age 70 years. Male, vegetarian Most of the blood, urine, X-ray (Chest) tests are normal except Sugar (F) 106 (70-110) Sugar (PP) 104 (<140) Cholesterol 209 (<200mg/dl) ESR 15 (range 0-09 mm/hr) TSH 4.61 T3 0.75 T4 3.17 Feel fatigued, muscular pain, tiredness, burning sensation in soles, sometimes giddiness. Someone diagnosed that I have a cervical problem also. What medicine you prescribe for hypothyroidism. Dietary precautions I may observe.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Age 70 years. Male, vegetarian
Most of the blood, urine, X-ray (Chest) tests are normal except
Sugar (F) 106 (70-110)...
Lybrate-user, looking at the details mentioned I do not see any problem at all. A minor excess in cholesterol, tsh level is with in normal limits. There is no hypothyroidism. \dr with age there may be a few symptoms unconnected to any specific condition. I really do not see any treatable condition. But one thing is that you are over weight, as your ideal body weight should be 58 kgs. So if you exercise (brisk walking) for 1 hour a day, every thing should be fine.
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I am 45 years old suffering from diabetes for last 15 years. What to do?

Md-Ayurveda, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda,
Regular check up of hba1c for every 3 months is necessary. In addition to your previous medicine you can add our herbal preparation for dm. Consult for further details.
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My father has diabates problem please suggest some equipment to check regular sugar and blood preasure level.

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 (general physician) 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. Get more physical activity by prescription from a registered dietitian maintain a healthy body weight eat a balanced diet which includes whole grains and excludes all refined products like maida as prescribed by a registered dietitian, if you're overweight, diabetes prevention may hinge on weight loss. Every pound you lose can improve your health, and you may be surprised by how much. Participants in one large study who lost a modest amount of weight around 7 percent of initial body weight and exercised regularly reduced the risk of developing diabetes by almost 60 percent. 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 36 years old male have been suffering from hypothyroidism since 10 years and take freequnatle medicine regularly i. E electraction 100mg every morning empty stomach, after freequentle tsh tests, now what I have to do for better health and avoid side effects?

MD - Medicine
Endocrinologist, Ahmedabad
Donot worry about side effects. Eltroxin is our own hormone. Keep checking for tsh regularly on half yearly interval.
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Is diabetes curable?

Fellowship in Diabetes Management, MBBS
General Physician,
Nope. It is not curable, infact its progressive disease. It can controlled with medicines, diet, and lifestyle modifications. Do not fall prey to some who states that they can cure diabetes, and then start on alternative therapy. It could be dangerous.
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I am a known hypertensive and diabetic, my creatinine fluctuates and is currently a little higher than upper limit. Sometimes suddenly I experience surge in heartbeat and BP, this affected my sleep also. Why is this and what should I do? Should I consult a Physician or Cardiologist?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am a known hypertensive and diabetic, my creatinine fluctuates and is currently a little higher than upper limit. S...
1.If Your creatine is high it indicates that your kidney is affected due to diabetes and hypertension. 2.You must ensure that your Diabetis and Hypertension are under control. 3.Consult physician for proper advice and treatment 4. Consult me for further advice
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What causes Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and what is the best method of treatment? Can iodine help this condition?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hashimoto's disease is also known as chronic lymphatic thyroiditis. It can occur at any age, but it’s most common in middle-aged women. The disease occurs when the body's immune system mistakenly attacks and slowly destroys the thyroid gland and its ability to produce hormones. Some people with mild cases of Hashimoto's disease may have no obvious symptoms. Symptoms include: fatigue depression constipation mild weight gain dry skin dry, thinning hair pale, puffy face heavy and irregular menstruation intolerance to cold enlarged thyroid (goiter) Hashimoto’s disease is an autoimmune disorder.There is no known cure for Hashimoto's disease. Hormone-replacing medication is often used to raise thyroid hormone levels or lower TSH levels.
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Hello doctor said that my ovaries have follicles n I have little pain in my lower abdominal region so she gave me progesterone tablets to have my periods but after taking pills no periods and I have hypothyroidism. Expecting answer thanks.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Hello doctor said that my ovaries have follicles n I have little pain in my lower abdominal region so she gave me pro...
Having follicles on ovaries is not abnormal. Your irregular menses are irregular due to hypothyroidism
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Please tell me symptoms of diabetes? As well as I want to know about the protests cancer. And it's symptoms.

M.sc in dietetics and community nutrittion management
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Kolkata
Please tell me symptoms of diabetes? As well as I want to know about the protests cancer. And it's symptoms.
Symptoms of diabetes:Excessive thirst,excessive urination,weight loss,lack of concentration and interest,Increased hunger,tiredness,blurred vision,tingling sensation or numbness of limbs. Symptoms of prostate cancer:Frequent urination specially at night.difficulty starting urination,difficulty in erection,painful ejaculation,burning urination,blood in urine or semen,weak or interrupted of flow of urine.
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My thyroid level is 10.43 just wanted to check for the medication. I have pain in my calf muscles due to it.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
My thyroid level is 10.43 just wanted to check for the medication. I have pain in my calf muscles due to it.
Avoid sitting cross legged. Ankle stretching. Ankle strengthening exercises. Avoid squatting. Quadriceps exercises. Core strenthening exercises.
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I am suffered by a type 2 diabetics and now my fasting and pp blood sugar levels are 210-290. Pls kindly suggest me to what tablet I need to have?

MBBS, CCEBDM
Diabetologist, Bangalore
I am suffered by a type 2 diabetics and now my fasting and pp blood sugar levels are 210-290. Pls kindly suggest me t...
Hi Following proper Diet and exercise everyday will help you in controlling your diabetes. To get the prescription you need to consult in private with your HbA1C report as we are not advised to prescribe in an open chat.
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