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Dr. Bala Murugan

Endocrinologist, Chennai

Dr. Bala Murugan Endocrinologist, Chennai
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Dr. Bala Murugan is a popular Endocrinologist in Pammal, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Bala Murugan personally at B P Jain Hospital in Pammal, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Bala Murugan on Lybrate.com.

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I am 24 years old I have hypothyroid how it can be cure, hypo means high levels in tsh, is there any problem after marriage, I just recently married.

CCMTD, CCEBDM, C.Diabetology, American Diabetes Association, DOMS, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
I am 24 years old I have hypothyroid how it can be cure, hypo means high levels in tsh, is there any problem after ma...
Hello You need to maintain your thyroid level under strict control. High level can be reason for infeertility or miscarriage. So control it well (more strict control than before especially if you want planning to conceive) you need to provide detail information regarding your medical history in order to help you further. Since thyroid medicines are hormonal medicine. As a doctor I have to be very careful in selecting the right dose for you. Even little change in the dose may affect your hormones in negative way. Best thing you can do is control your thyroid levels to avoid complications associated with poorly controlled thyroid disease. If you wish you can consult with me regarding further management with your complete medical history and latest blood thyroid reports.
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My mother has sugar level at 400 PP and 260 fasting. Before check up she was not having any health problems. We just checked blood for general checkup by insurance company people and she detected with same. Is it possible to get rid of insulin?

Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
General Physician, Warangal
My mother has sugar level at 400 PP and 260 fasting. Before check up she was not having any health problems. We just ...
Blood sugar levels should be checked with other lab also if pt having excess thirst urination hunger loss of wt confirm diabetes blood should be checked for hb a1c still not clear contact me.
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Sir I am 45 year old I am having diabetics since last 5 years I am unable to satisfy my partner during intercourse, please help me in diet or any medicines to improve my time of intercourse, or any yoga asanas to help me.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Sir I am 45 year old I am having diabetics since last 5 years I am unable to satisfy my partner during intercourse, p...
Erectile dys function and premature ejaculation is common in diabetes. Ensure that your diabetes is under control. Erectile dysfunction occurs due to 1. Fatigue, stress, depression, 2. Relationship issues, performance anxiety, 3. Alcohol consumption, smoking, consumption of tobacco, 4. Obesity, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, 5. Thyroid, kidney problem, enlarged prostate, parkinsonism etc 6. Consult doctor to rule out these diseases. 7. Go for regular exercise, reduce your weight if over weight 8. Stop smoking, tobacco and alcohol consumption9. Take good nourishing diet, plenty of green leafy vegetables, fruits. Take water melon, pomegranate, dark chocaolate 10. Avoid stress, anxiety, physical and mental exertion. Take adequate rest 11. Do yoga, meditation and deep breathing exercise to calm your mind, control your emotion and relieve stress12. Topical androgel/testosterone replacement/ zinc supplement can help. 13. Do serum testosterone examination and if low take testosterone injection after consulting physician 14. If no relief consult sex therapist/ sexologist.
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Does whole grains like wheat flour, oats give glucose supply for brain as I have read in the Lybrate as I am diabetic 39 years old pls advice.

MPhil ( Foods and Nutrition), M.Sc.(Food Service Management and Dietetics)
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore
Does whole grains like wheat flour, oats give glucose supply for brain as I have read in the Lybrate as I am diabetic...
Dear lybrate-user, Glucose is the end product of carbohydrate digestion. Any food that has carbs will finally be broken down to simple sugar glucose for absorption into the body. This glucose gives energy to brain. Hence consumption of complex carbs like whole wheat flour or multigrain flour or oats does give glucose and it is released slowly into the blood stream helping to manage diabetes. Regards
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I am 29 year old men and suffering from diabetes last 6 month, I am daily take gluconorm g 1 but glucose level not mention, what I do?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am 29 year old men and suffering from diabetes last 6 month, I am daily take gluconorm g 1 but glucose level not me...
Along with medicine follow the advice given below 1.Do regular exercise 2.Reduce weight if overweight 3Control diet 4.Avoid sweets, excess calorie and carbohydrate rich diet, . 5.Adhere to a strict diabetic diet by consulting Dietitian 6.Monitor your fasting, PP blood sugar and Hba1c three monthly 7.Consult diabetologist for advice and treatment
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I have hypothyroidism. Taking levothyroxine 50 mcg. I have noticed frequent burps. Can levothyroxine produce gas?

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, Jr. Research Fellowship for PhD, MSc.PhD Nutrition & Diete
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I have hypothyroidism. Taking levothyroxine 50 mcg. I have noticed frequent burps. Can levothyroxine produce gas?
Thyroid prob Hi Yours is a case of thyroid dysfunction. You have taken the right medication for the same? If you can avoid thyroid antagonisers in food like soya, jowar,bajra, cabbage, cauliflower,broccoli, mono sodium glutamate that's Chinese salt n so all Chinese food n a lot of processed foods too have it ; so it would be safer if you can read labels of processed foods and avoid it too .do get in touch with your lab reports for a private consult so I can help you select food in a wholistic way.
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Mujhe Staring M Uric Acid Nikla Report m tb m doctor ke pas Gya Aur Unhe Dikhaya Toh Report m Mujhe Uric Acid Nikla Egg meat Sb band Kar Diya Phir Main Ne Test Phir Se Karwaya Toh mera Uric Acid Sahi 5.2 Aya Lenin Aso Titre 400 Aya M Ne Itna Din Egg Banana Aur Bhi chiz khana band Kar Diya some Time Khata Hu party main please maim Mujhe btaye ki m kya karu kuch Report Bhi Send Kar Deta Hu iske Reason se Study per Focus Nahi Kar pa Raha Hu please Suggest me your Advice.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Mujhe Staring M Uric Acid Nikla Report m tb m doctor ke pas Gya Aur Unhe Dikhaya Toh Report m Mujhe Uric Acid Nikla E...
Mr. lybrate-user. Agar aap ka uric acid 5/2 mg/dl hai to accha hai. Usase taklif nahi honi chahiye. Aapane jo "Lenin Aso titre 400" karake likha hai usaka matalab muze nahi samaza. Uric acid kam karne keliys following food need to be avoided: Organ meat, red meat, certain fishes like herring, haddock, scallop, sardines, salmon, mussels and mushrooms. Eggs can be consumed, so also milk products with low fat. Alcohol and colas should be avoided. Uric acid bahoot logo me jyada rata hai, lekin sab ko usaki vajah se takalif nahi hoti. Agar joint panis hone lage to hi usaka ilaj karane ki jarurat hoti hai. Thanks.
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I am a 30 years old male and am a diabetic patient but what should I do the food control? Please tell me.

CCMTD, CCEBDM, C.Diabetology, American Diabetes Association, DOMS, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
I am a 30 years old male and am a diabetic patient but what should I do the food control? Please tell me.
Regular exercise healthy diet regular medication follow up with your diabetologist doctor avoid smoking avoid alcohol.
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Would you please tell me what are the precautions we should for diabetes patient?

MBBS, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
Would you please tell me what are the precautions we should for diabetes patient?
Avoid extra salt oil & maida products. Avoid fruit juices. Avoid mango banana chickoo grapes custord apple. Avoid dates cashew kismis. You can have almonds. Daily 40 min walking is must. Frequent small snacking instead of large meals. Increase dietary fiber intake.
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I tested my diabetes it was 220 after lunch. Can I take sugar free table for sweetness in sweet dishes.

MD - Diabetology, Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS), MBBS
Endocrinologist, Kochi
I tested my diabetes it was 220 after lunch. Can I take sugar free table for sweetness in sweet dishes.
Yes, sugar free tablets are quite safe in limited quantities. You may add them in your coffee/tea/prepared beverages. However, cooking after adding them is NOT always safe... especially, baking. Some of these artficial sweeteners are unstable at high temperatures. Beware.
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I am suffering front regular constipation and gas problem. I am patient of blood sugar since 2010. Kindly suggest me how do I get out of this issues.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
General Physician,
I am suffering front regular constipation and gas problem. I am patient of blood sugar since 2010. Kindly suggest me ...
If you're under treatment of any specialist please consult him other wise you may call us with your details.
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I do not have facial hair. Although I have done blood tests on previous consultations with a doctor, all the tests have shown positive results. I am on medication of Thyronorm 125. Please let me know how to grow facial hair.

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Ayurveda, Ambala
I do not have facial hair. Although I have done blood tests on previous consultations with a doctor, all the tests ha...
For fast growth of moustaches and beard apply these very useful methods: • Take 1/2 teaspoon ashwagandha powder and 1/2 teaspoon of amla powder mix it and take it with water once in a day. • Do Sarwangasan daily in the morning. • Do running and jogging daily. • Do neck massage with oil daily.
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Sir, My wife's hair loss is observed as she is suffering from thyroid since a month taking thyronorm 100 mg. Is this symptoms normal or any suggestions.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Sir, My wife's hair loss is observed as she is suffering from thyroid since a month taking thyronorm 100 mg. Is this ...
Mr. lybrate-user Akabar, Hair loss is very common in Hypothyroidism and it is usually the last symptom to resolve. On treatment it is essential that TSH level is maintained between 3 to 4 mU/L. Then only all the symptoms are in check. So please see what is the present TSh level. Thanks.
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I am 57 old. Sugar level is 121/238. Medicine glucored daily one. Any other medicine you suggest?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am 57 old. Sugar level is 121/238. Medicine glucored daily one. Any other medicine you suggest?
Mr. Lybrate-user, your blood glucose level is high particularly pp. But this can be corrected by diet and exercise rather than any new drug addition, if you reduce present intake by about 10 to 15%, consume more of green leafy vegetable and fiber containing product, plus exercise regularly then you can bring down the sugar level closer to the target of fasting 100mg and pp <170 mg.
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Hi everyone, I am 30 years old and suffering from T2 type diabetics as I have checked my doctor and he recommended me to use insulin R before every meal but I have some financial problems. Now I really don't know what I do for that because its medicine is so much expensive. Kindly do something for me if possible as I request to you.

MBBS
General Physician,
Hi everyone, I am 30 years old and suffering from T2 type diabetics as I have checked my doctor and he recommended me...
For diabetics control you have to do many like have to have balanced/diabetic diet maintain your weight as per your height and weight means ht 100cm +weight in kg. Do regular morning walk followed by free hand exercises. Along with medicines. Best thing would be to consult a endocrinologist/, diabetologist.
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I have HLAB27 since 10 years and how I can stop and what is the best medicine for this.

Diploma in Diabetology, Pregnancy & Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Prevention in Diabetes ,Thyroid
General Physician, Sri Ganganagar
I have HLAB27 since 10 years and how I can stop and what is the best medicine for this.
Dear lybrate-user you must know that hlab27 is a diagnostic test of ankylosing spondylitis. A short course of anti-tnf alpha therapy can cure severe hla-b27 associated enthesitis.
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How Diabetes Can Affect Vision

MBBS, Diploma in Diabetology, DDM, CCACCD
Diabetologist, Mumbai
How Diabetes Can Affect Vision

Diabetes is the condition where the blood glucose levels in your body tend to be quite high and can have an adverse effect on many of the organs in your body. The eyes are no exception and can be quite adversely affected by diabetes as well.

Let's look at the various problems you could face if you have diabetes:

1. Blurry vision: Diabetes can cause the lens in the eye to swell and this will affect the way you see. Because of the increased lens size, the eyes have difficulty in focusing on objects resulting in blurry vision. You will have to get your blood sugar levels back to normal and only then the vision will begin to correct itself. This will however take time to happen.

2. Cataract: Blurry vision for an extended period of time which progressively gets worse can be a symptom of cataract. Although cataracts can develop even with normal patients, they tend to accelerate and happen earlier in adults who have diabetes. Cataracts are usually fixed with surgery where the natural lens is removed and replaced with an artificial lens.

3. Diabetic retinopathy: Diabetic Retinopathy and Retinal Detachment are one of the leading causes of blindness in adults who suffer from diabetes. The retina is a very important part of the eye which allows us to see the images by capturing light and then sending them to the brain via the optical nerve. With diabetic retinopathy the smaller blood vessels in your retina may get damaged and thus end up causing damage to your vision. This can be of three types:

  1. Proliferative Retinopathy: In this condition very small blood vessels grow from the surface of the retina. The retina is the film at the back of your eye , and the tiny blood vessels are capillaries. These growing blood vessels are very delicate and bleed easily. If you have had diabetes for years your retinae may develop this condition. As the retina is damaged by diabetes, the diseased retina releases special growth chemicals. These chemicals make tiny blood vessels grow: these are called 'new blood vessels.
  2. Background Retinopathy: Background or nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy (NPDR) is the earliest stage of diabetic retinopathy. With this condition, damaged blood vessels in the retina begin to leak extra fluid and small amounts of blood into the eye.
  3. Maculopathy: The macula is the central area of your retina. It is responsible for all your sharp vision, such as used for watching TV or reading. It can become damaged in diabetes, with leaks developing (oedema).

4. Glaucoma: This is a condition where fluids build up inside the eye and it results in the pressure within it building up. This may damage the blood vessels within the eye and cause vision changes. Problems within the eye may not be detected till you experience vision loss. Some of the symptoms of glaucoma may include:

  1. Blurry vision
  2. Watering from Eyes
  3. Difficulty in vision
  4. Pain in the eyes
  5. Lights appear to have halos
  6. Headaches

Treatments: Blurry vision also tends to go away slowly once the level of blood glucose is controlled either via medicines or by diet changes. However, glaucoma or diabetic retinopathy may require a range of medicines to ease the pressure on the eye or to discharge fluid buildup. If none of these works, then relevant surgery may be required to resolve the problems.

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My TSH result is 31.09 MIu/ml. Is it Hypothyroidism or Hyperthyroidism? What is the normal range for a woman above 40 yrs.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
lybrate-userji, High TSH value means presence of hypothyroidism. Normal range of TSH is 0.5 to 6 mU/L. Some authorities say up to 4.7 mU/L. Your value is too high, requires immediate treatment with thyroxine hormone to overcome the condition. Thanks.
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I have thyroid issue last 5 years, in this case I am going to check the tsh level, what are procedure I have to follow. Plase give me your suggestions.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I have thyroid issue last 5 years, in this case I am going to check the tsh level, what are procedure I have to follo...
the blood sample collected in morning without meal for test thyroid profile . Take diet for hypothyroidism:- high-carbohydrate foods such as potatoes, rice, pasta and bread, avoid oily foods,junk foods, go for walk. 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 bad habits . Avoid stress. Take Some Relax during work.
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My tsh is increasing. I firstly tested my tsh it was 5.4. T3t4 was normal. Then started to take 50 mcg. Done test after 1 month. Tsh was 1.88. Then after 3 month. Tsh was. 2.99. Then after 6 month. The tsh has raised. It was 5.77. Why its happening.

DM - Endocrinology, MD Medicine
Endocrinologist, Faridabad
My tsh is increasing. I firstly tested my tsh it was 5.4. T3t4 was normal. Then started to take 50 mcg. Done test aft...
If your first tsh was less than 10 uiu/ml you should not have started medicine altogether. At first report if tsh was 5.4 treatment was not required except in patients who are pregnant or infertility, galactorrhea with raised prl. Which was not your case. And for obesity thyroid replacement is not started. Once treatment is started your normal gland becomes lazy and if you miss few tablets or don't take it empty stomach or take anti acidity tablets, then these variable values of tsh comes. I would suggest you stop thyroxine and repeat tsh only after 3 months and if it remains less than 10 don't restart thyroxine. 15% population have tsh upto 7-8. No need of treatment in them ok.
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