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Dr. Ashok Kumar A

MBBS, MD - Diabetology

Endocrinologist, Chennai

13 Years Experience
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Dr. Ashok Kumar A MBBS, MD - Diabetology Endocrinologist, Chennai
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Dr. Ashok Kumar A is a renowned Endocrinologist in Laksha Hospital, Chennai. He has over 13 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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Hi My husband who is 28 years is having pain and swelling in the foot with difficulty in walking! He has had that in past as well and was diagnosed with high uric acid levels! The recent test says the levels to be 8.5 Now he is on medication but the pain has not subsided! What can be done to normalise uric acid levels or will he hav to take the medication on a regular basis as suggested by the doctor? The medicines he is taking are- Colchicine 0.5 mg Etoshine 90 Superia 20 Febutaz to be started after 10 days Thanx in advance.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Cetificate Course In Thyroid Disorders Management (CCMTD)
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
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My husband who is 28 years is having pain and swelling in the foot with difficulty in walking!
He has had that in ...
Lybrate-user, excess uric acid in some patients leads to gouty arthritis. This leads to swelling and pain in various joints. Most often great toe is first involved. The remedy is to take all those medications which your doctor has already prescribed. This condition comes in episodes. Whenever the attack comes it has to be treated with medicines. Along with that patient has to refrain from foods high in purines like red meat, organ meat, certain sea foods particularly fishes like sardines, scallops, herring, haddock, salmon, trout, mushrooms and mussels. Also avoid sweetened aerated drinks & alcohol. Eggs & milk products can be taken. Vegetables also are good. It is not a completely curable condition. Thanks.
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I hv put on abt 6 kgs during past few months. My weight was stable at 63-64 kgs. Stomach has become big. I am diabetic patient.

BHMS
Homeopath, Kolkata
I hv put on abt 6 kgs during past few months. My weight was stable at 63-64 kgs. Stomach has become big. I am diabeti...
The best way to get a flat stomach is to try high intensity cardio. This is because it burns a larger number of calories than low intensity cardio. Playing sports such as football, basketball, cricket, tennis and other sports is also helpful in promoting weight loss. You should perform cardio exercises each day for 60 minutes. Brisk walking is considered an effective cardio workout for those who suffer from joint problems, as it does not place much stress on the joints, compared to other cardio exercises such as running or cycling.
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I am pure vegetarian and Diabetic and high blood pressure. Blood pressure control by medicine and diabetic are 160-220. Kindly inform diet chart for better life style.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Cetificate Course In Thyroid Disorders Management (CCMTD)
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am pure vegetarian and Diabetic and high blood pressure. Blood pressure control by medicine and diabetic are 160-22...
Hello, thanks for the query. Blood glucose 160 to 220 mg (fasting or PP not mentioned) is high. Ideally fasting should be < 100 mg, PP around 160 to 180 mg & HbA1 c % < 7. Since there's no mention about drugs being taken, extent of exercise, present dietary pattern, there's no way to suggest any diet. Please avoid sweets, deep fried foods, pastries, junk foods, bakery items and foods made from maida. Increase intake of green leafy vegetables and salads & fruits. Your ideal body weight should be about 58 kgs, it means you are considerable over weight. Thanks.
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My mom is a diabetic and high bp patient what medicine should I give her in fever? Please advise.

MBBS, MD - Community Medicine
General Physician, Jaipur
My mom is a diabetic and high bp patient what medicine should I give her in fever? Please advise.
Hi, Diabetes and hypertension have nothing to do with fever. Fever may be simple/ self-limiting viral infection, or it may a symptom some serious illness like typhoid/ malaria/ Dengue/ TB or many more like that. It is decided by symptoms provided by you, and a battery of investigations. But short term fever is most likely viral fever. Therefore, follow the advice and consult doctor with detail symptoms. 1. Take rest for 1-2 days. Wear light and cotton cloths, it helps in cooling of body. 2. Take Tablet Paracetamol 500 mg (as and when required; after food) for fever (more than 99 F) for 3 days. Maximum 3 tablets with gap of 8 hours can be taken in a day. 3. If fever persists, do cold sponging (with cold water even ice water if needed) to lower down temperature. 4. Drink plenty of fluids. 5. Take adequate rest and proper sleep. Going to work, working out may just make you feel worse as the extra action adds stress to your body. Inadequate sleep decreases immunity of body, which causes worsening of illness. 6. Take proper diet preferably homemade like dalia, khichdi, rice, dahl, chapatti, vegetable soups or steamed veggies. 7. This is season of dengue, therefore, if you have high grade fever, and body ache, then have Platlet Count from nearby Laboratory. Consult again if symptoms persist or worsen. ***Get Well Soon*** “Cold sponging is the best treatment if fever is uncontrolled.”
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Ayurvedic Remedies To Prevent Diabetes!

Panchkarma, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
Ayurvedic Remedies To Prevent Diabetes!

Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disorder that results in higher level of blood sugar in the body. It is assuming epidemic proportions and India has become the new diabetic capital with more than 50 million diabetic people. The main problem with diabetes is that it does not completely go away and there is a whole myriad of issues that it brings along with it. Heart attack, stroke, eyesight problems, delayed wound healing, nerve damage and impotence. Therefore, diabetes and by that we mainly mean blood sugar level has to be managed so that there is a delay in onset of the associated conditions and/or reduced in severity.

Ayurveda refers to diabetes as Prameha (excessive urination) and Madhumeha (sugary urine) and has identified close to 20 forms of the disease. According to Ayurvedic belief, each disease is caused due to imbalance in kapha, pitta, and vata doshas and diabetes is caused by all these, predominantly by kapha. With any stream of medicine, management of diabetes involves two tracks – one is lifestyle changes and the second is medications.

Lifestyle changes include the following:

  1. Diet: Reduce the amount of rice, sugar, potato, sweet fruits, maida, deep fried foods, and red meat. Protein-rich foods like lentils, soya, green leafy vegetables and fish should be increased. Diet plan should change to small, frequent meals instead of binge eating.

  2. Exercise: Include 30 minutes of regular exercise into your daily routine if you have a diabetic predisposition.

  3. Others: Avoid smoking and alcohol, ensure sufficient sleep, avoid sleeping during day time, improved foot and eye care, periodically check sugar levels and manage stress levels.

Medication

Ayurveda has a whole lot of home remedies which have proven to be very effective against diabetes:

  1. Jambhul: Eugenia Jambolana whether eaten raw or juice extract has been shown to have beneficial effects in managing sugar levels and cholesterol.
  2. Gymnema sylvestre: Used to manage diabetes for over 2000 years, it reduces sugar cravings and is being touted as the future for diabetes treatment.

  3. Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia): It has 3 components that give it strong antidiabetic properties. The charantin reduces blood sugar levels; the polypeptide has insulin-like effects; and lectin that again has hypoglycemic effects.

  4. Bel (Aegle marmelos): Also known as wood apple, leaves of the plant are shown to have antidiabetic properties. 5 to 10 leaves can be chewed on a daily basis to help control blood sugar levels.

  5. Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum graecum): Consuming 10 g of fenugreek seeds soaked in water increases the amount of insulin produced, thereby increasing sugar breakdown.

  6. Neem: Chewing about 4 to 5 leaves in the morning on an empty stomach helps to control blood sugar levels. Alternately, neem leaves powder is available which can be dissolved in water and consumed. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Ayurveda.

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I am female age 23 years. I would like to know what is T S H (Serum/ECLIA) in thyroid report which shows 5.88 observed value against biological reference value which should be 0.45 to 4.5 ulu/ml. Is that value effect my health? Do I need to take any necessary action immediately?

CCPH, BHMS
Homeopath, Bhilai
Nw a days becoz of lifestyle stress level hs increased. Slight flicker in levels needs nthg to do. Jus do meditation n surynamaskar if it posb frm u.hve proper sleep n diet.
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Sir, I am 35 years old and I have diagnosed diabetes recently, my question is that now we are in the morden medical science where we can change almost everything in human body like heart, kidney, lungs, eyes, etc so why we can't replace panceas for relief of diabetic patients? please answer.

MBBS, MD Obs & Gynae, FNB Reproductive Medicine
Gynaecologist, Jalandhar
It is still in research stage. But if the diabetes is type-2 and you are obese you can cure it by getting bariatric surgery done.
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I am 40 now And diabetic since 5 years no medicine preferred maintained by diet but now days I lost 3 to 4 kg. Now my tester showed fasting 170 and after 300. Shall go for tablet. Which tablets kindly suggest.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I am 40 now And diabetic since 5  years no medicine preferred  maintained by diet but now days I lost 3 to 4 kg. Now ...
your blood sugar is uncontrolled..u have to take medicines as soon as possible ..before it damages the eyes/kidneys/nerves...there are a lot of medicines but first baseline investigations like serum creatinine /lipids/hba1c are also required..then only those can be prescribed
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Hello doctor, Recently I tested my thyroid profile whose results are as follows- T3 < 0.26 T4 = 5.80 Tsh = 2.09 My question is, does I am a thyroid patient? And please suggest me ayurvedic medicine as my weight is increasing, now my weight is 86 kg.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
HI, Your thyroid profile results are normal. Thus, you are not a thyroid patient. For weight reduction, avoid rice and take rotis, ragi balls, raw vegetables and fresh fruits, sprouts in your diet. Take cap. Ayurslim 2 caps 3 times a day after food for 3-4 months continuously. Work out everyday for 1 hour. Avoid bakery food, chats, oil fried food, sweets, etc. Be active always.
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Hi Having pain in all of the parts of body and my suger level is 212 before fasting so what precautions should I take to control my suger level

MD - Medicine, MBBS
Cardiologist, Panchkula
Your blood sugar is still very high. You need a readjustment of the dose of your medicines. Avoid oily and sugar rich food. Do exercise daily.
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