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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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I am Diabetic patient. Can I take diary products and fruits? If yes, ok but if not why? Kindly advice.

Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Diploma in Diabetology, PGD ND, Diploma in Diet and Nutrition, B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Jalandhar
I am Diabetic patient. Can I take diary products and fruits? If yes, ok but if not why? Kindly advice.
Yes you can take fruits and diary products. Take in moderate amount you can take 500 ml milk (including curd or any other preparation from milk). While having fruits include fiber rich fruits. You want to eat banana, chickoo, grapes, you can have half or 3/4, half chickoo or 5, 6 grapes. In simple way if you are eating in moderate n suggests amount you can have evrythinh.
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Dear Doctor, I am 61 years old. I am diabetic & on insulin. I have Grade 2 Prostrate Problem. I get a burning sensation when I urinate. My Penis has also shrunk & reduced in size. The outer skin of my male organ has become very sensitive & red. I can not do sex because of this. Kindly Guide.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Faridabad
Dear Doctor,
I am 61 years old. I am diabetic & on insulin. I have Grade 2 Prostrate Problem. I get a burning sensati...
Dear lybrate-user .please do not worry. Your age is 61 yrs. You are dibetic also. With grade 2 prostate problem. You can do sex after prevention from dibetic condition and and prostate.
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I am a 25 years old female. I have a thyroid problem from last 6 years I dont take any medicine my weight is 85 kg how can loss my weight in 1 month so much please can you suggest me medicine or injection ?

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
You must be suffering from hypothyroidism. Please do share your thyroid function test report. And consult further for detailed management. Dr Surbhi Agrawal
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Are there any long-term effects associated with taking ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) medications? If so, what are they and what medications are implicated? What exactly is a spine block injection? Will it work long-term for low back pain due to disc problems? What causes Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and what is the best method of treatment? Can iodine help this condition?

MBBS
General Physician,
Are there any long-term effects associated with taking ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) medications? I...
attention deficit hyperactive disorder children find it more difficult to focus and to complete there homework.these symptoms begins at the age of six tontwe l be years and persists more than and persist more than six months.treatment consists of council selling lifestyle's changing and medication should be adopted.

Are pickle good for health for diabetes patient or harmful for a diabetic patient help me out.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Are pickle good for health for diabetes patient or harmful for a diabetic patient help me out.
Mr. Lybrate-user, pickles contain a lot of salt, which is basically unhealthy. These are taken to enhance the taste of food, but they are definitely not good. Especially in a person with raised blood pressure pickles are a taboo. For others too a little bit occasionally may be used. Ther is no health benefit from them.
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Hello mam, Meri age 30 hai mujhe 3 sal se sugar hai. Hamesa lagbhag 110/150 rhi hai .main wonride M2 fort teblet 1/2 dono time leta hu .pichle 5 dino se 200 se upar hai subah dopahr sam rat jab bhi chek karta hu 200 ke par hi nikali hai kam kyo nhi ho rhi plese help.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Hello mam,
Meri age 30 hai mujhe 3 sal se sugar hai. Hamesa lagbhag 110/150 rhi hai .main wonride M2 fort teblet 1/2 ...
1.Do regular aerobic exercise for 1 hour daily (brisk walking, jogging,running, swimming,cycling etc) 2.Reduce weight if overweight 3Control diet a) Avoid sweets, sugar/honey, milk, milk product excess calorie and carbohydrate rich diet like white bread, cereal, rice, pasta b) avoid all refined food like maida, pasta, starchy food like rice, potato, bakery item, processed food, c) include more fiber like pulse, green leafy vegetable, cucumber, carrot, tomato, j legume. D) Avoid sweetened fruit like banana, mango,litchi, chickoo, sapota, seethaphal jack fruit, grape etc. Can have fruits like guava, pineapple, papaya, orange, mousambi, strawberry, watermelon, pomegranate, jack fruit, sweet potato, a handful of walnut daily (Akhrot) e) Avoid white/polished rice, take unpolished rice like brown rice/wheat/Jowar/Ragi, moong and chana Dal. F) Avoid ghee/ butter./coconut oil/excess salt intake like papad/pickle. G) Avoid red meat. Take fish/chicken. H) Avoid alcohol and carbonated drinks like soft drink 4.Adhere to a strict diabetic diet by consulting Dietitian 5.Monitor your fasting, PP blood sugar 3 monthly and HbA1c six monthly 6.Consult diabetologist for advice and treatment.
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She is having diabetes. She is taking insulin injections. Is it neccesary that she has to continue the injections for her entire life?

Diploma in Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Secunderabad
She is having diabetes. She is taking insulin injections. Is it neccesary that she has to continue the injections for...
Hello, not necessary, provided diabetes in control. I think your doctor suggested for insulin to balance the sugar levels in body. Don't worry she will be good, please manage a good healthy diet. Like more protein from soya, wheat, and other plant sources. And add fiber and omega-3 food supplements.
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I am 60. I am taking medicine for diabetes. It is not getting controlled. Always the count is above 200.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Hi , there are several means to gain control over your diabetes. Few of them as below: 1. Eating at regular intervals 2. Avoiding foods high in processed and invisible sugar 3. Good sleep hygiene 4. Consistent workouts to be able to give you specific guidelines, we would need to gain a deeper insight into your lifestyle and work with you in greater proximity. Do let me know if you're keen and we could take this prospect forward. You may consult me.
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From some days m feeling very tired and sleepy and feeling so week. please give me good suggestions actually m thyroid patient and also b.p low problem so its all problem is due to thyroid problem?

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
1. Eat well – Take a balanced Diet comprising of 45% carbohydrate, 30% protein and 25% protein, plenty of green leafy vegetables, fruits. Don’t over eat. Avoid junk, spicy, oily, high calorie, cholesterol rich diet, don’t skip your breakfast. Take warm, homemade food. Avoid food and drink from outside. Don’t skip or postpone your meal. Minimize consumption of refined grains like white rice, white bread, sugary or refined food. 2. Keep hydrated- Drink 2 liters /6-8 glasses of water daily 3. Do regular exercise for one hour daily like brisk walking/Jugging etc 4. Take adequate rest- 7-8 hours of sound sleep in the night is required to remain healthy 5. Avoid stress, anxiety, depression, agitation etc 6. Find time for relaxation and enjoyments with friends and family 7. Practice yoga, meditation and deep breathing exercise to calm your mind, control emotion, improve concentration and relieve stress 8. Develop hobby, Learn new skill 9.Go for detail Annual Health check up.
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I am 35 years have diabetes last 4 years I use homeyo but not controlled sugar levels now fasting 190 after food 270 please tell medicine.

CDIABT, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
I am 35 years have diabetes last 4 years I use homeyo but not controlled sugar levels now fasting 190 after food 270 ...
For diabetes follow a diet low in carbohydrate, low in salt, 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. Medicine and insulin will work better if you follow diet and exercise. Get your S creatinine level done. As medicine will depend upon your creatinine report.
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Hi I have a diabetes and my sugar is increasing and my body feeling very weak and headache all the time.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Hi I have a diabetes and my sugar is increasing and my body feeling very weak and headache all the time.
Mr Sahin, Thanks for the query. If you have diabetes, then you will have to take appropriate treatment for it and control blood glucose levels effectively, then only your health will improve. If you are interested in proper advise, then please come in a private conversation with following details : Fasting & PP blood glucose levels (current) HbA1c%, treatment if any with dosage, dietary pattern and extent of daily exercise being done daily. Based on those details I will be able to guide. Thanks.
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You said honey lemon early in morning, good for health. May I know, whether a diabetic can also take this? Honey is okay to a person having diabetes? Please tell.

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
Endocrinologist, Delhi
You said honey lemon early in morning, good for health. May I know, whether a diabetic can also take this? Honey is o...
If you are overweight with poorly managed diabetes, there are foods you should eat, but honey is not one of them. If you have well-managed diabetes, are not overweight and are otherwise healthy, then honey as a replacement for sugar is likely beneficial. I would certainly not go as far as to say additional honey is good for diabetes though; the evidence is not that solid. After all, honey is sugar, which is a root cause of the problem of diabetes in the first place.
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I am 69 years. Diabetic since 30yrs. Fasting 100 and pp 170 with insulin. 20u in the morning and 10u in night. Can I get rid Of insulin ?

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Yes. Your bsl reports are good. Kindly consult privately for personalised medical management. Dr. Surbhi agrawal consultant physician and diabetologist
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My age is 25. I am suffering with ASTHMA for the past 12 years. I am unable to keep asthma under control. I need to use my rotahaler regularly. I get asthma with dust, perfumes,masala etc and also if I get stressed. I am using DUOLIN and BUDECORT (200 mg) rotacaps. I also use deriphyllin tablets sometimes. Please suggest me some more medicines. Is there permanent cure for asthma Thank you.

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
My age is 25. I am suffering with ASTHMA for the past 12 years. I am unable to keep asthma under control. I need to u...
use asthma controller medication by inhalation with spacer. duolin inhalation is for emergency use and not for regular use. Long acting beta 2 agonist should be added to budecort inhalation for bette rasthma control
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How to overcome chronic ITP, hypothyroidism and recently detected fibroids/cysts to enter into marital life and become pregnant at the age of 41?

MS - ENT,MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Kolkata
How to overcome chronic ITP, hypothyroidism and recently detected fibroids/cysts to enter into marital life and becom...
Hi  First: medicines are mandatory.  Otherwise ypu might have weight gain, muscle ache, sleep and anxiety issues as well as gynaecological and cardiac issues later. You need to get an USG neck done  and an FNAC USG guided of thyroid gland. FT3/FT4/TSH  If ypu have already done these tests Share on Lybrate I can help you better. Any history of alcohol  intake /fatty food /sugary food How much exercise do you get done every day? Ideally you should be doing a good mix of cardio, weights and crossfit  exercises to keep you healthy Together  with a balanced diet with optimum  healthy fat protein and carbs.  Avoid  deep fried fatty food and fast food. No soft drinks /sugary drinks. I am outlining  food you should avoid or restrict in Hypothyroidism. It's important  you maintain  your body weight exercise regularly. Weight gain increases thyroid hormone requirements.  Avoid cruciferous   group of veggies  like cabbage and broccoli. Avoid soya bean in all forms. No soya, nugget, chunk, tofu or milk. Limit their intake: Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, turnips, and bok choy. Cooking the vegetables can reduce the effect that cruciferous vegetables have on the thyroid gland. Limiting your intake to 5 ounces a day appears to have no adverse effect on thyroid function. Decrease gluten  intake from processed  food. Always try whole grain varieties of cereals which is rich in fibres and help improve  bowels (Take your thyroid replacement  medicine several hours before or several hours after food rich in fibres. Otherwise problem  with absorption  of hormone. 20 to 35 gram of fibres daily from all sources. Avoid excessive fatty (deep fried) and sugary food as hypothyroidism  causes your metabolism  to slow down &weight gain. Avoid highly salted food, chips, pickles, sauces as they Contain  large amount of sodium. Hypothyroidism  puts you at risk of high BP and excess sodium in salt aggravates Coffee  in excess. And coffee with thyroid hormone  replacement  can prevent absorption.  Alcohol. It is toxic to thyroid gland and prevents  hormone production and absorption. The problems of hypothyroidism  gets better with medicines, diet and exercise.  You will start  Better as the levels of your hormone normalises.  Initially  you need to do the TSH test every 6 weeks till normal TSH then every 3 months Diet /EXERCISE/Medicines/Sleep/meditation: 5 pillars of health needed to live the healthiest Chronic ITP and fibroid will have to be answered by other specialists. Hope this helps Let me know.  Take care
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I am a diabetic person I lost my sexual feeling how to improve my sexual have any medicine in the world.

Master in Psychology, MD - Ayurveda, Dems, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda,
I am a diabetic person I lost my sexual feeling  how to improve my sexual  have any medicine in the world.
You have not mentioned your age. I need following investigations lipid profile lft glycosylated hb urine routine.
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I am a 36 year old female. Around 2 years back my tsh was 0.14 (was put on steroid wysolone for 20 days). Early this month I got the test dine again and this time the tsh was 7.25. Both the time t3 & t4 levels were in normal range. Please suggest if I should repeat the test after a couple of months or should immediately visit a doctor.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am a 36 year old female. Around 2 years back my tsh was 0.14 (was put on steroid wysolone for 20 days). Early this ...
STOP STEROID.... IN HYPOTHYROIDISM:--- where there is deficiency of thyroxine hormone leading to sluggishness, tired feeling, weight increase, slow heart beats, intolerance to cold, swelling of legs, feet and face, difficulty in concentrating and at times in speech. Treatment for hypothyroidism is giving thyroxine tablets. And dose are according to level of thyroid for life time. Avoid bad habits . Avoid stress. Some Relax during work. Go for walk, Take plenty of water, high-carbohydrate foods such as potatoes, rice, pasta and bread. 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. flax oil, 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 oily foods,junk foods, go for walk. Do Tests every 3 to 6 months. And consult doctor on time.
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I'm in the 90 th day of my pregnancy. Two days back I took blood test and my Hb is 9.5 Is it normal or low? Also my blood sugar level is 61. If low pls tell me how to improve my Hb and blood sugar level.

PGP In Diabetologist, Fellowship in non-invasive Cardiology, MD - Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Delhi
I'm in the 90 th day of my pregnancy. Two days back I took blood test and my Hb is 9.5 Is it normal or low? Also my b...
Yes, you're anemic. You'll have to do certain tests like iron study and other blood test to find out the cause. Blood sugar level is on the lower side, but can be improved with proper diet at frequent intervals. Avoid fasting and deliberately skipping meals.
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M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Symptoms of hypothyroidism.
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15 years I was suffered with Type 2 diabetes used allopathy medicines, inoculation morning 35 evening 22,, cloistral tab night BP medicine 1tab morning, ISTMATE 500MG1 M&1N Used, sugar levels fasting 110 after dite 190, bp 80/140, Iwas change the medicines in Ayurveda medicine we get suggestion what used medicines.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
15 years I was suffered with Type 2  diabetes used allopathy medicines, inoculation morning 35 evening 22,, cloistral...
ur sugar levels are in good control ,but that doesn't mean u can stop medicines..switchover to ayurveda or any other pathy at this stage will only harm u
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