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Dr. Balaji Venkatachalam

MBBS, Post Graduate Diploma in Diabetology (PGDD)

Endocrinologist, Chennai

16 Years Experience  ·  1000 at clinic
Dr. Balaji Venkatachalam MBBS, Post Graduate Diploma in Diabetology (PGDD) Endocrinologist, Chennai
16 Years Experience  ·  1000 at clinic
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Dr. Balaji Venkatachalam is a renowned Endocrinologist in Teynampet, Chennai. Doctor has been a practicing Endocrinologist for 16 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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Yesterday my self text sugar random report is 82 it is normal or lower sugar report.

Diploma in Diabetology, Pregnancy & Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Prevention in Diabetes ,Thyroid
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
Yesterday my self text sugar random report is 82 it is normal or lower sugar report.
IT IS NORMAL. RANDOM BLOOD SUGAR RANGE FROM 70-170 mg. DEAR SUDHIR IN A NORMAL PATIENT NORMALLY OUR BODY ITSELF MAINTAIN BLOOD SUGAR WITH IN NORMAL RANGE. SO DONOT WORRY.
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I am 23 years old female. I am having hypothyroid and I take medicines since last 1 month. My friends are saying that there is no cure for thyroid. Is it true? Please tell me sir. Is I have to live life long with thyroid or otherwise may I recover from this? Please help me some suggestion.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 23 years old female. I am having hypothyroid and I take medicines since last 1 month. My friends are saying that...
yes thyroid medicines is for life time. Go for walk daily . Avoid stress. Some Relax during work. Drink more water, high-carbohydrate foods such as potatoes, rice, pasta and bread. You can take 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. 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,
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I am 42 years old lady. My report shows that my thyroid stimulating hormones are more than its range. Can you plzz help me know that what does it indicate and what should I do to take care of myself?

MBBS, MRCGP ( UK), Diploma in Diabetes (UK), DFSRH (UK), DRCOG (UK)
Endocrinologist, Hyderabad
Hello Madam, If your TSH is raised, then I would suggest you to get your T3 and T4 levels checked. If they are low then you may be ahving Hypothyroidism. If the T3 and T4 are normal, then you are most likely having Subclincial Hypothyroidism. For Overt Hypothyroidism, you will be asked to take Thyroid hormone replacement tablets for the rest o your life. In Subclincial Hypothyroidism depending on the value of TSH, you maybe asked to wait and watch and to monitor your thyroid function tests regularly. Thank you.
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What dose of eltroxin should I take if my tsh level in 7.6 at age of 28. Not having any pregnancy. Weight is 72 hght is 5.5=. Hypothyroidism diagnosed 2daz ago.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
What dose of eltroxin should I take if my tsh level in 7.6 at age of 28. Not having any pregnancy. Weight is 72 hght ...
Meghaji, with tsh level of 7.6 milli units/ml, there is no need for starting treatment with thyroxine. Usually treatment is advised after the tsh level crosses 10 milli units/ml. You are in subclinical category. You should avoid soy beans, soy containing products, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, radish, mustard, peanuts and coffee. Plus should exercise to avoid weight increase also take iodinated salt and a restricted diet to keep weight in check. In subclinical condition (with tsh levels between 6 to 10 milli units/ ml) unless there are some specific troublesome symptoms treatment with thyroxine is not started. Your weight is t2 kgs, please let me know if it has increased during last few months or it has been like that earlier too.
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I feel I have depression and today I got a thyroid test done where I found I have a TSH level of 41.09uUI/ml. Are these to connected. What is the way ahead now.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Panchkula
I feel I have depression and today I got a thyroid test done where I found I have a TSH level of 41.09uUI/ml. Are the...
Hello lybrate-user. Your tsh levels are raised, that means you have hypothyroidism. Symptoms of hypothyroidism include lethargy, weight gain, feeling cold, difficulty in concentration, etc. You may also have low mood or depression like symptoms. So both are connected to some extent. Kindly see a physician and a psychiatrist who will give you required treatment.
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I am 19 years old and I have major diseases in my body like Cholesterol, hypothyroid, high pressure sweating problem. So my question is how can I get rid of this diseases.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Bhavnagar
I am 19 years old and I have major diseases in my body like Cholesterol, hypothyroid, high pressure sweating problem....
You firstly stop causative factors from your life style. Like drinking too much cold water, eat too much sweets, day sleep, water after meal, lack of exercise, curd, menda etc. I will need your detail history. Till you can follow this * start drinking hot water * stop day sleep * start any exercise in morning, like suryanamaskar, walking, joging, sports * drink juice of turmeric n ginger with honey * take jau barley, instead of ghenhu wheat. * use cow ghee n milk only * boild rise in open pot, don't use cocker. Withdraw water if rice.
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I am 23 years girl n suffering from thyroid since 1 year. I. My weight is decreasing day by day even there is hair fall problem. please suggest me how to maintain against it.

MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Aurangabad
I am 23 years girl n suffering from thyroid since 1 year. I. My weight is decreasing day by day even there is hair fa...
Hair fall is due to many reasons now a day it is common due to stress and busy life check your haemoglobin level if less then take hamatinic any multinational company take proper diet (dal vegetables sprouts fruits) and do exercise minimum 15 min if possibles do yoga for 10 min increase water intake minimum 3 to 4 litres per day also take homoeo medicines homoeo medicines are known for to stop hair fall and it actually happens phosphrus 30 (30 no glouble) 2 tds x 2 weeks and reply also comb your hair gently and 2/3 time per day wash with homoeopathic shampoo (sbl or any company) twice a week preaper oil by mixing arnica montana q 30 ml + any regular hair oil and apply before wash
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Is pomegranate, mangoes, bananas bad for diabetics. Which fruits are good for diabetes.

Practical Course in Diabetology, POST GRADUATE COURSE IN DIABETOLOGY, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Jammu
Is pomegranate, mangoes, bananas bad for diabetics. Which fruits are good for diabetes.
All fruits are good for diabetics, they have to be taken in moderate amounts and at proper time. Fruit juices are harmful as they raise sugar suddenly but fruits contain lot of fibre,raise sugar slowly.
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I am having sugar level of 162 fasting and 219 post fasting I want to do cataract operation so which medicine will help bring my sugar levels to a extent which will help me to go ahead with the surgery in a short time.

CCMTD, CCEBDM, C.Diabetology, American Diabetes Association, DOMS, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
I am having sugar level of 162 fasting and 219 post fasting I want to do cataract operation so which medicine will he...
Before going ahead with operation get your blood sugar levels under control. otherwise you will have complications. you can consult with me regarding further management. you need to provide detail information about your medical history.
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I am a diabetic person from past 7 years now. Regularly taking medicine. I do not have kids. I use to get tired soon while doing sex. Pls help.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am a diabetic person from past 7 years now. Regularly taking medicine. I do not have kids. I use to get tired soon ...
Mr. lybrate-user, Long standing diabetes tends to cause a number of complications including erectile dysfunction and loss of libido. This can happen even if there is fairy good control, but if there is persistent hyperglycemia, then it develops more rapidly. Ideally blood glucose should be FBS closer to 100 mg, PP between 150 to 180 mg & HbA1c% <6.8. Even in spite of maintaining such tight control there can be ED. So primary need is to achieve strict blood glucose control and if needed you may have to take PDE - V inhibitors, as and when needed.
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Infertility Treatment

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Treatment of Infertility by Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy

I am Dr. Vishakha Munjal. I am a laparoscopy surgeon and infertility specialist. Today, I am going to talk about the role of laparoscopy and hysteroscopy in treating infertility.

Today, infertility has almost become an epidemic. This is because of multiple reasons like late marriages, late planning of pregnancy, various diseases like tuberculosis and pelvic infections which affect the fallopian tubes and cause their blockages. Then there is a certain disease like Endometriosis and fibroids which are at times the reason for infertility. These days’ lifestyle changes and an increase in stress level is also one of the reasons for ovulatory dysfunction and decreased sperm count. Couples facing infertility should consult an experienced gynecologist to understand the reason for infertility and how best it can be solved. Laparoscopic and Hysteroscopic surgeries can greatly help in diagnosing as well as many factors of infertility, thus, helping a woman to conceive naturally. Also, certain conditions like fibroids, endometriosis, and tubal factors need to be treated prior to IVF to increase the success rate of IVF else the woman will undergo multiple cycles of IVF and will get no results. So, it is very important to treat disease prior undergoing IVF.

The major Fertility Enhancing Surgery is Fibroid Removal, which is also called Myomectomy. Almost, any size of the fibroid can be taken care of laparoscopically. Compared to an open surgery, Laparoscopic Myomectomy has lesser blood loss and leads to lesser addition formation. It is also less painful for the patients. Patients can return back to work more quickly and they can plan for pregnancy also more quickly. Then, there is Endometriosis which is a chronic painful condition which causes severe pain during periods and during sex along with fertility. It is one of the major reasons for infertility in today’s age. It is also associated with cyst formation at times which is called the chocolate cyst. Laparoscopy is a gold standard for treating Endometriosis. After Endometriosis, a woman gets not only relieve her pain but also she is able to conceive quickly. Then there are variances which are a hindrance for conception. Any size of the ovarian cyst can be treated laparoscopically.

First of all, get a histopathological diagnosis to rule out any malignancy in the cist as well as we remove the hindrance which is coming in the way of conception. Then, talking about tubal factors, tubal blockage at any level can be treated laparoscopically and if the blockage is at the starting of the fallopian tube then there are very fine cannulas available along with guide wires available which we used to cannulate the fallopian tubes and this can be done very effectively and it increases the chances of conception naturally. Now, let me talk about hysteroscopy. Well, hysteroscopy is a small telescope which is passed into the uterine cavity to see the cavity from inside for any pathology and to see the opening of the fallopian tube. Certain factors like presence of a fibroid, a polyp, a polyp is a sort of growth inside the uterine cavity, a septum which is like a wall causing a partition inside the uterine cavity. They all can be removed hysteroscopic ally, once this thing is removed hysteroscopic ally, the chances of the conception of a woman in creases greatly. All in all laparoscopy and hysteroscopy are a boon for infertility management. Laparoscopy is technically as much superior procedure than an open surgery. Since it is done through small punctures it is cosmetically very appealing, it causes less pain, less blood loss, less hospital stay, early recovery and early return to work for a patient.

If you wish to contact me for any laparoscopic enhancing surgery or infertility related problems, you can contact me at MediClinic, E16 Lajpat Nagar 3. Thank you.
 

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I am an diabetic patient and I just wanted to know about insulin pump my aunty says its very expensive it cost almost 2 lakhs is it true?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am an diabetic patient and I just wanted to know about insulin pump my aunty says its very expensive it cost almost...
Mr. Lybrate-user, yes insulin pump is expensive, may cost 1 to1.5 lacs. But these are also available on rental basis.
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I am diabetic patients what's the food Manu my glucose levels is fasting 110 after fasting is 130.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I am diabetic patients what's the food Manu my glucose levels is fasting 110 after fasting is 130.
Hello, your sugar level is absolutely normal, * go for a walk in d morning/evng for an hr. * go for meditation fo 30 mnts. * take, plenty of water. * avoid, direct sweets, junk food. * maintain 1200-1600 calories in yiour diet. *homoeo-medicine* @ syz jimb q-10 drops, thrice a day with little water. Take, care.
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Hi I am 50 years old I suffring from daibaties f b s 160 to 170 ppbs 240 rendam 222 please advise me

MD - Medicine, MBBS
Cardiologist, Panchkula
It is uncontrolled diabetes. 1. Reduce weight if overweight. 2. Do exercise regularly. 3. Avoid oily food. 4. Avoid sugars. 5. Get the detailed investigations. And follow regular medical advice.
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I had detected hyper thyroid in Aug 2015, t3-300 and tsh was 0.01. I was suggested to take neomercozile 20 mg for 30 days and then increase dose to 30 mg for next 30 days and 40 mg for 1 year. After 30 days I felt some changes so I did checkup and found that t3, t4 within range but tsh -32, someone suggested to stop pills immediately and I did the same. Few months back I again checked, tsh came down to 5.5, but last month its 8.5. What to do?

M B B S, M. D (Internal Medicine)
General Physician, Nellore
I think you were having thyroiditis when you were checked initially. During the thyroid damage & inflammation, a lot of thyroid hormone is released at once into the body. So, the reports suggest hyperthyroidism and so, you were treated with the correct medicine. But, I would have followed up with thyroid tests every 2 months because once, thyroiditis resolves and thyroid gland is damaged as a result, patient goes into hypothyroidism which is what your reports are suggesting after you stopped the medications. For TSH level of 8.5, if you do not have any symptoms, you need not take medications. It is called SUBCLINICAL HYPOTHYROIDISM. Repeat the tests every 3 months and if TSH level is still rising, then consult a physician or a medical endocrinologist for appropriate treatment and advise.
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I want to know which is the best treatment for diabetics.(Allopathy, siddha,ayurveda or unani)

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
I want to know which is the best treatment for diabetics.(Allopathy, siddha,ayurveda or unani)
Hi, You can take system of medication provided your body reacts to it well and brings down the blood glucose level to normalcy. So, Keep checking your blood glucose levels frequently till it reaches the normal level.
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I have pain in my throat since three months and I am a thyroid patient what is the cause of this pain.

MBBS
General Physician,
I have pain in my throat since three months and I am a thyroid patient what is the cause of this pain.
Along with thyroid you may be having chronoic allergic pharyngitis or bronchitis. Do warm saline gargle regularly two to three times daily have homemade freshly prepared lemon juice which is rich in vitamin c thereby incresing your body autoimmunity which prevents infection including viral infection.

I am suffering through frequent urination. I am diabetic patient. Suger is in control. I have suffered from kidney stone for 5 times and last year one stone of 10 mm was removed by lithotrypsy. Presently I am suffering from uncontrolled urination what medicine shall I take.

MBBS, MD - General Medicine
General Physician, Delhi
Sir 2 things either your sugars r uncontrolled. Or you r having urine infection. Get your urine routine and microscopy fbs ppbs hba1c.
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