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Dr. Balaji Venkatachalam

MBBS, Post Graduate Diploma in Diabetology (PGDD)

Endocrinologist, Chennai

17 Years Experience  ·  1000 at clinic
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Dr. Balaji Venkatachalam MBBS, Post Graduate Diploma in Diabetology (PGDD) Endocrinologist, Chennai
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Dr. Balaji Venkatachalam is a renowned Endocrinologist in Teynampet, Chennai. Doctor has been a practicing Endocrinologist for 17 years. Doctor has completed MBBS, Post Graduate Diploma in Diabetology (PGDD) . You can visit him/her at Apollo Speciality Cancer Hospital in Teynampet, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Balaji Venkatachalam and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University (TNMGRMU), Chennai - 2001
Post Graduate Diploma in Diabetology (PGDD) - The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University (TNMGRMU), Chennai - 2005
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Indian Medical Association (IMA)

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New No.6, Old No.24, Cenotaph Road. Landmark : Near Hotel Rain treeChennai Get Directions
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I'm a hypothyroid patient. I have been diagnosed almost 5 years ago with this illness. At first my tsh level was >150, but it decreased. Now it is 43. I'm taking thyrox 100 on regular basis. I'm skinny male 20 yrs old. Should I include calcium tablets to my medicine. And can I go to gym for light exercising. And is there anything that I should know that can degrade my health later in my life. Thank you.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Cetificate Course In Thyroid Disorders Management (CCMTD)
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Hello you will have to continue the medicine and take good nutrition. Calcium can be taken. But it is necessary ti exercise and eat well.
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I am a diabetic patient. Is there any natural way to control my levels? Please help me.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
I am a diabetic patient. Is there any natural way to control my levels? Please help me.
Diabetes cannot be cured. If managed well enough, it can be curtailed to avoid complications such as kidney failure, amputation, blindness and stroke. Preventing or managing diabetes requires clinical interventions as well as lifestyle changes. Medication is only one small part of managing diabetes. The major changes come from self-care activities. There are five essential self-care behaviours that have good outcomes. 1. Diet – Consume a low-fat, high-fibre diet helps. Eat lot of fruits, vegetables (at least 4-5 helping a day) along with whole meal, cereals and lentils 2. Exercise for at least 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week. 3. Medications – Be compliant with the dosages. 4. Testing - Monitoring blood sugar and screening for complications 5. Psychology – Acceptance, coping and problem solving skills
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I am 69 Years old. 5ft 3 inches tall active a good walker vegetarian occasional smoker 68 kgs weight. Having Type 2 Diabetes and controlled by drugs, food habits and walking. No adding Sugar in coffee/Tea. On and off the Diabetic Fasting goes up to 130 and pp to 270. Glide 2 is taken along with amlong 5 for B. P. cholesterol levels ok. Taking a palm full of Nuts. Please advice as to how I can have normal levels always,

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Cetificate Course In Thyroid Disorders Management (CCMTD)
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am 69 Years old. 5ft 3 inches tall active a good walker vegetarian occasional smoker 68 kgs weight. Having Type 2 D...
Mr. Lybrate-user, it is good to know that you are very active. However, are you aware that your bmi is 26.56 kg/m2, which shows being over weight. Plus at your age ideal body weight should be 54 kgs, which means there is an excess of 14 kgs. So reduction of a few kgs will help in bringing sugar levels lower. Plus your diet should be giving calories based on 54 kgs and actual workout that is done plus blood sugar levels. So it is possible that either the drugs may to be added or dietary control has to be more strict. So please look at it. With regards.
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I have been suffering from foot joint pain since two months tried various medicines like paracetamol, voveran etc and got uric acid test which was within limit and RA FACTOR was 19 doctor has advice predmet 4 mg from past one week and to continue for 2more week, Pl suggest.

MBBS, MD - Anaesthesiology, FIPM, Fellowship in palliative medicine, certificate in interventional pain management, Multidisciplinary pain management course
Pain Management Specialist, Pune
I have been suffering from foot joint pain since two months tried various medicines like paracetamol, voveran etc and...
RA factor value of 19 indicates positive result. But simple RA factor elevated with pain in foot joints cannot diagnose Rheumatoid arthritis. RA factor can be raised in other conditions too like liver diseases.The medicines you have been started on is for Rheumatoid arthritis. I would suggest you to continue these medicines and see if you get any benefit. Meanwhile you should also start foot exercises. Wear good quality shoes with sole support. You should consult a pain specialist in your city for persistent problems. You can consult again for further queries.
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I have now diagnosed as diabetic, my age is now 55 years. What treatment I have to take as to control and remove diabetic fully. Whether it is purely curable, een I have high BP.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Cetificate Course In Thyroid Disorders Management (CCMTD)
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I have now diagnosed as diabetic, my age is now 55 years. What treatment I have to take as to control and remove diab...
Mr. lybrate-user, Diabetes mellitus can only be controlled, there is no cure. Treatment has to continue for life time. Depending on type of diabetes, either oral anti-diabetic drugs or Insulin injections are given. In addition there has to be strict dietary control and regular exercise to maintain normal weight and improve internal insulin action. Thanks.
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I AM 80YRS. I AM DIABETIC SINCE 1976. FOR LAST 15 YEARS ON INSULIN 25 UNITS AND 20 UNITS. YET THE SUGAR AFTER FOOD PP IS NOT IN CONTROL. KINDLY SUGGEST ?

MD - Consultant Physician
General Physician, Mumbai
How much is the PPBS? If it is less than 180 mg% then it's fine. It's more important to see what your HBA1C is. If that is close to 7, then it's sufficient.
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Dr, I am 72 years old &i am having acute numbness in both my feet. I am diabetic and have undergone hip replacement surgery at fortis hospital about 5 years ago, after a fracture in the femur and surgery which did not give desired result. I developed a limp due to that and walk with shoes adjusting the shortness of one foot. My numbness is increasing gradually & I find it difficult to walk. Kindly suggest remedy if any. Thank you,

Diploma in Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Secunderabad
Dr, I am 72 years old &i am having acute numbness in both my feet. I am diabetic and have undergone hip replacement s...
Hello, please follow the doctor prescribed medicine. Which controls the diabetics and will not allow you increase. But along with medication, you need to concentrate on food also. Make sure your food must have high protein, fiber and omega-3 nutrition. Its good to have more protein rather than carbohydrates, which converts into glucose and may have a chance to increase the diabetes. What we suggest is the nutrigemoic protein, who certified, with 9 essential amino acids. This will help you cure your diabetics in a year time. But you will definitely have a result, if you can use protein with vitamins and minerals, fiber and omega-3 supplements, also add b complex for feets.
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I am 53 years old, on thyroxine 200 MCG now and since 1987, on anti hypertensive Eritel 80 mg for last two years. Putting on weight and developed back ache, BUN values are also deteriorating. Please suggest alternatives to eritel.

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Ayurveda, Thrissur
I am 53 years old, on thyroxine 200 MCG now and since 1987, on anti hypertensive Eritel 80 mg for last two years. Put...
Low thyroids indicate poor metabolism and definitely will be accompanied with weight gain ,swelling anywhere o. The body or all over the body, laziness,feeling tiredness, tendency to day sleep ,heaviness of head etc. The best is to promote your metabolism by staying active. 53 is a good age to join a good group of workout sessions be it yoga or dance workout like zumba etc or even some walking groups. Make a mix of pepper ajwain turmeric and dry ginger powder all in 3qual quantity and use 1 tsp of this powder mix to 1 glass of boiling water. Like tea. Filter and drink once in the morning and once in the evening. Will be a good substitute for green tea or black tea. Whenever possible avoid white sugar and sweet foods. Yiu may use brown sugar or jaggery of tempted. Sugars as they slow down metabolism and inturn bad for thyroid issues. Also avoid milk and milk products. Butter milk after removing the cream can be used occasionally. Milk and Curd is a big NO. Disease not due to organism are due to internal errors in the body. Which can be corrected by reversing the bad habits into good habits. The trouble of starting something new is just for a week and after 7 days body starts realising the benefits of healthy habits like exercising and dietary changes and respond well. The back ach is possibly because of weakening back muscles due to lack of exercise .start with a routine 30 kin to 45 in walk and then slowly switch on mild lying down exericises and so on and even suryanamaskar like yoga. It is all in the mind. If you can .you can.
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My wife is diabetic. She is taking Amaryl M2 in the morning and Amaryl 1 in the night. Her recent sugar reading are 179 mg/dl (PP), 208 mg/dl (fasting), HbA1c = 8.0. Please advise.

MBBS, PGC In Family Welfare & Health Management, DHA, PGD In Medical Laws & Ethics
General Physician, Kolkata
My wife is diabetic. She is taking Amaryl M2 in the morning and Amaryl 1 in the night. Her recent sugar reading are 1...
1. Strict diabetic diet of 1200k 2, anti diabetic drug dosage regulation in consultation with your doctor.
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I am 55 wt 74 kg ht 160 cm diabetic since 2010 january, now on galvus met (50+500) twice & amaryl 1 mg twice a day before meal. But my fasting sugar remains between 170--180. Glycoselated hb unsatisfactory. Please guide me.

MBBS & Post Graduate Course in Diabetology, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), CCEBDM, Certificate course in management of Thyroid disorders-CCMTD
Diabetologist, Bangalore
Continue the medication, have small meals, take cabbage, cauliflower, methi seeds, karela juice and do not skip exercise/walking.
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