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Dr. Ashok Kumar A

MBBS, MD - Diabetology

Endocrinologist, Chennai

11 Years Experience  ·  at clinic
Dr. Ashok Kumar A MBBS, MD - Diabetology Endocrinologist, Chennai
11 Years Experience  ·  at clinic  ·  ₹ online
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Dr. Ashok Kumar A is a renowned Endocrinologist in Laksha Hospital, Chennai. He has over 11 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 61 years old male I am type 2 diabetic last 3 years, suffering from burning, hyper sensitivity, under treatment diet walking still augur level is not under control fbs 200+ pbs 300. Tab: glimsave-m2 bds.

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Dear you need to make sure that your diet & exercise are regular. Inspite of that if your sugars are not under control, then you need to add some other medications or if not then insulin. The dose of your current medications is maximum &will not help much further by increasing its dose. Please consult your doctor for the same.

I am 23, and 35 weeks pregnant I have cogenatal hypo thyrodism, now I am taking 150mg of sodium thyroxin, my recent tsh blood test showed 67.670miu/ml, should I take more of the medicine kindly advice.

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u might need to increase dose of eltroxin but with 150 mg of thyroxin it is not possible to have TSH of 67. plz recheck this or change ur bottle of thyroxine. one of this is wrong. what was ur last tsh. u may consult ur endocrinologist for same. this require urgent attention.

I had throat pain and in a month I'm having throat pain 3 to 4 times and it was happening from the last 7 months. I tested my thyroid and the doctor said that it was clear. I do every day goggle with warm water adding some salt, Still why I'm suffering from throat pain and have daily 3 to 4 tablets in a day . By having every day dose would it be side effects or not. What should I do.

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I had throat pain and in a month I'm having throat pain 3 to 4 times and it was happening from the last 7 months. I t...
Pain in throat may be due to Allergy cum infection in throat. Through examination of throat is required. If required after taking throat swab for culture and sensitivity, accordingly antibiotics and Antihistamincs, Analgesics can be given.

Why do my lower body increases when my thyroid raise I have done thyroid and I lost, 34 kgs it happens with me after loosing weight I am very much depressed as my lower body increases and my thyroid raises every 3 months even on regular dose of tablet I take 75 mg and do regular exercise also my tsh is always 7.5 or something around that I am taking thyrox 75 mg.

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Why do my lower body increases when my thyroid raise I have done thyroid and I lost, 34 kgs it happens with me after ...
Lybrate-user, if hypothyroidism is not well controlled then weight reduction is difficult. To achieve very good control tsh levels should come around 3 to 4 milli units /l. With 7.5 milli units/l weight reduction is not possible, because it shows that hypothyroidism is not in control. Once you achieve that then efforts to reduce weight will be successful. Plus you will have to take a restricted diet giving exact calories based on ideal body weight, plus regular exercise of over 1 hour a day. Thanks for the question.

I am 42 years old women. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism in 2002 and on medication. From then I am complaining of imbalance, lack of focus, depression and all. I thought that some serious health condition. Gone to many doctors. No one could able to recognize anything except Thyroid. Now I am convinced that it is more psychological than physical. But knowing that it is psychological aggravated the problem. Too much of thoughts of depression, anxiety psychological disorder gives me fear and anxiety.

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I am 42 years old women. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism in 2002 and on medication. From then I am complaining of...
You need to get help from a psychologist. You should realize that the origin point of anxiety and depression is in your head and the end will also be the same. Find someone who can help you put spotlight on the faulty thought pattern and one's life philosophy. Anxiety is always futuristic and a result of obsession with the outcome and fear of negative happening. It is an imagined negative future happening, whereas one does not realize that anticipated unpleasant-happening may or may not occur but one keeps burning in present to avoid & by fearing it!

I am diabetic for last 6 years, Age 44, Sex Male, height 5'7" weight 84 kgs, and I am taking medicine Galycomate GP 2 Forte. Todays Blood Sugar Dating 101 and 2 hrs of breakfast 127, urine sugar Nil. Kindly advice me some medicine. Also I got Dengue 15 days ago now I am ok. Platelets count is 1 lakh 347 thousand. And RBS is between 4000 to 5000.

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I am diabetic for last 6 years, Age 44, Sex Male, height 5'7" weight 84 kgs, and I am taking medicine Galycomate GP 2...
Hello Mr. lybrate-user.Your Sugar level is fine. Continue previous medicines. Homeopathic medicines will help you to reduce your current medication dose after thorough case history on private consultation. Good Day. Reply Feedback.

I am 48 years female. Due to a minor accident some 6 months back, I developed a lymphic cyst in neck specifically in thyroid. Can it be cured with medicines or only surgical extraction is feasible.

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Homoeopathic medicine------------- adel-48 drops (adel) drink 10 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times daily for 30 days nd consult me thereafter----------------

My grandmother is suffering from diabetes. It is not under control. What should I do?

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My grandmother is suffering from diabetes. It is not under control. What should I do?
Start giving her 1 tsp of methi powder before 1 hour ago of meals. Divide her meals in 5 -6 times a day and keep her watch of carbs. Such as give her jowar ki roti, lots of vegetables and salad and thin buttermilk or curd and dal in her diet.

I am diabetic for two years. What are the diets appropriate for me?

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I am diabetic for two years. What are the diets appropriate for me?
You should avoid sweets, fast food, junk food, potatoes, and high calory diet which contains more sugar. You should take protein rich diet. Green leafy vegetables. You should have bitter and sour diet for controlling the sugar. You should manage your weight. Manage the stress.

I am 36 years old, suffering from thyroid and joints pain since 6 months. What should I do.

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I am 36 years old, suffering from thyroid and joints pain since 6 months. What should I do.
Hello, There are few lifestyle changes like brisk walking daily, avoid intake of Yoga-Poses: Kalapbhati: This is a very effective form of pranayama. Sit down on the floor in a comfortable cross-legged position. Take a deep breath & then exhale quickly, while making a sound. Always remember while doing Kapalbhati – you have to forcefully and quickly exhale, but slowly and deeply inhale. Continue doing this for 10 times & then release. Ujjayi Pranayam: Sit down on the floor in a cross-legged straight position. Inhale slowly and deeply by both the nostrils. Try to make a hissing sound while you are sucking in the air. After that, stretch your inhale time for a while & then exhale as much as you can without giving any kind of pressure to your other body parts. This type of pranayama is very effective for those suffering from bronchitis, asthma & thyroid. Yoga Nidra (Corpse Pose) also works well in both hypo and hyperthyroidism in reducing stress and calming down. Foods to be avoided in Hypothyroidism: Hypothyroidism causes skin to become dry. Once it is controlled with tsh levels becoming normal, most symptoms will disappear. Carrots and beet root are fine, can be eaten. Only cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, radish, mustard, peanuts, soy beans and soy containing products and coffee need to be avoided. For pain in joints: Apply Bakson’s Rheum Aid oil gently (2-3 times a day) and take orally Bakson’s Rheum-Aid syrup/ 1 tablespoon thrice daily. Also, increase your dietary intake of calcium which is present in green leafy vegetables, milk, milk products, sea food, white legumes, dried fig, black-eyed peas, almonds, oranges, seasame seeds. And vitamin D which is essential for absorption of calcium in our body and is synthesized naturally after getting exposed to sunlight, so early morning sunlight for 10-15min. 2-3 times a day is mandatory. Apart from this, do walk daily along with physiotherapy will also help you.

Hi My aunt aged 41 years also a Diabetic patient experiencing a pricking sensation in her nerves specially in legs ,Is this due to Diabetics or Internal heat in her body ,whenever she feels it she starts taking curd, lot of water n lemon then this problem gets cool down .Suggest us a solution for this.

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Hi My aunt aged 41 years also a Diabetic patient experiencing a pricking sensation in her nerves specially in legs ,I...
Hello, diabetes mellitus when present for long time and if not well controlled causes a number of chronic complications including peripheral neuropathy. This condition produces pricking and burning sensation in feet. One of the prime requirement is strict blood sugar control like fasting around 100 mg, pp 150 to 160 mg and hba1c%<6.8. Consistently well controlled diabetes may not produce serious consequences. Plus to reduce the symptoms there are some medications available like methylcobalamine & combinations with other vitamins, plus other drugs. The very concept of heat in the body causing various problems it self is incorrect. Our body is warm, if any extra heat is produced that comes as fever. Thanks for the question.

I am suffering from hypo thyroid and my B12 level is also low. I feel sleepy all the day. What to do doctor? I am consuming thyroxine tablet 50 mg one no daily.

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I am suffering from hypo thyroid and my B12 level is also low. I feel sleepy all the day. What to do doctor? I am con...
Hello, it's said that you are suffering from hypothyroidism along with low b12. Please follow few easy tips for the same to help you better. 1. Try to take fresh vegetables and fruits to overcome the vitamins. 2. Take small walk session twice daily for atleast 20 mins. 3. Take proper sleep not more than 8hrs. 4. Keep busy with the work you love. 5. Try homoeopathy. This will not only help you to regain the balance of health but also channelize the flow of energy.

Hi What is the best medicine for type 2 diabetes.

Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
Endocrinologist
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There is no specific best medicine. The choice of medicine differs according to patient history. Metformin is usually 1st choice drug unless contraindicated.

During my first delivery (5years back) I got thyroid problem and taking medication. Now my age is 36 years planning for 2nd baby, is it advisable please suggest me.

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During my first delivery (5years back) I got thyroid problem and taking medication. Now my age is 36 years planning f...
Get your thyroid profile done to look for levels of t3, t4 and tsh and tell me the report for better guidance and treatment.

My mother is 43 years old and she is suffering from diabetes and wanted to know What is the reason behind getting diabetes other than eating sweets. And what to eat and what not to eat in diabetes?

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My mother is 43 years old and she is suffering from diabetes and wanted to know What is the reason behind getting dia...
1. Avoid sweets, sugar/honey,/excess calorie and carbohydrate rich diet, all refined food like maida, pasta, starchy food like rice, potato,(sweet potato is good for diabetes, bakery item processed food 2. Avoid sweetened fruit like banana, mango, litchi, chickoo, sapota, seethaphal, jackfruit, grape etc. Can haveapple/pear/ papaya/guava/ jamun/ mausami 3. Avoid white/polished rice, take unpolished rice like brown rice/wheat/jowar/ragi, moong and chana dal. 4. Avoid ghee/ butter./coconut oil/excess salt intake like papad/pickle. The risk factors for diabetes are a) heredity, b) obesity, c) stress, d) lack of exercise, e) lack of diet control, f) sedentary life style 1. Avoid sweets, sugar/honey,/excess calorie and carbohydrate rich diet, all refined food like maida, pasta, starchy food like rice, potato,(sweet potato is good for diabetes, bakery item processed food 2. Avoid sweetened fruit like banana, mango, litchi, chickoo, sapota, seethaphal, jackfruit, grape etc. Can haveapple/pear/ papaya/guava/ jamun/ mausami 3. Avoid white/polished rice, take unpolished rice like brown rice/wheat/jowar/ragi, moong and chana dal. 4. Avoid ghee/ butter./coconut oil/excess salt intake like papad/pickle. Avoid red meat. Take fish/chicken. 5. Avoid carbonated drinks like soft drink, include more fiber in the diet like pulse/green leafy vegetables, legume

I am 67 years old. I have fasting blood sugar of 120. What should I do. I do not take any medicine so far.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
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Sir, what you have is called pre diabetes. Normal sugar is less than 110 pre diabetes is between 110 and 126 diabetes is more than 126 all for fasting blood sugars. Only thing that you need to do is exercise and diet

Can you eat fruits when you are trying to loose weight? I currently have a fruit smoothie for breakfast, half an apple, one chiku, some mango, papaya, two dates, 2 table spoons of yoghurt, is this too many calories and sugar?

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Can you eat fruits when you are trying to loose weight? I currently have a fruit smoothie for breakfast, half an appl...
If the smoothie doesn't contain extra sugar then it's ok. But it is always better to have the fruit than its juice.

What is the regular food as medicine for diabetics percent and also for blood pressure percent?

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What is the regular food as medicine for diabetics percent and also for blood pressure percent?
Diabetes, often referred to by doctors as diabetes mellitus, describes a group of metabolic diseases in which the person has high blood glucose (blood sugar), either because insulin production is inadequate, or because the body's cells do not respond properly to insulin, or both. It is a difficult 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), & HbA1C (inform me) 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. There are different diet plans of varying calories for each person depending on his activity & life style. For diabetes, hypertension (high BP) and many long-term illness 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 with all details like your daily eating pattern and medicines you take. I assure you a proper guidance. If you keep in touch personally. Diet Plan For Diabetes FOOD ITEMAmountPROTEIN (gm)CALORIE (Kcal) EARLY MORNING Fenugreek seeds with 1 cup of water--- Tea (without sugar)1 cup435 Marie Biscuits2156 Breakfast Stuffed methi/palak /lauki paratha2 small7200 Curd50 gm (1 cup)330 OR Egg white / Paneer Bhurji1 medium bowl6130 Plain roti (no oil)2 small3150 OR Vegetable poha/upama/oats/daliya1 soup bowl4.5230 MID MORNING Apple /guava/orange1-40 LUNCH Salad (10 mins before lunch)1 Medium bowl130 Capsicum + gobhi veg1 medium bowl185 Dal1 soup bowl6130 Phulka (no ghee)26175 EVENING Milk / green tea / herbal tea / lemon water1 cup235 Roasted chana + Muri1 cup585 DINNER Salad (10 mins before dinner)Phulka (no ghee24.5150 Lauki veg1 cup285 Curd1 cup330 LATE NIGHT Skim Milk (no sugar)1 glass4120 Total-49.51286.

Does a person having irregular eating habits a higher chances of suffering from diabetes?

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Does a person having irregular eating habits a higher chances of suffering from diabetes?
Yes irregular eating habits is a risk factor for Type 2 diabetes as this habit induces unwanted changes in blood sugar levels
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