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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 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 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
Professional Memberships
Indian Medical Association (IMA)

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I am 47 years old and recently detected at dietetic with PP 326. I am taking GLUCONORM SR 850 with breakfast and dinner. Now it has come to 180 with medicines. Be kind enough to guide the complete diet chart and precaution from the thongs worse for me.

MBBS, M.MED, DFM, FID, CCEBDM, ACMDC, CCMTD
Diabetologist, Hyderabad
I am 47 years old and recently detected at dietetic with PP 326. I am taking GLUCONORM SR 850 with breakfast and dinn...
If you have type 2 diabetes and your blood sugar levels are racing up and down like a roller coaster, it's time to get off the ride. Big swings in your blood sugar can make you feel lousy. But even if you aren't aware of them, they can still increase your risk for a number of serious health problems. By making simple but specific adjustments to your lifestyle and diet, you can gain better blood-sugar control. Your body uses the sugar, also known as glucose, in the foods you eat for energy. Think of it as a fuel that keeps your body moving throughout the day. Blood sugar highs and lows
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My mom is suffering from thyroid she is becoming too fat. Don't know what to do. So please can you suggest me what to do?

MBBS, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
My mom is suffering from thyroid she is becoming too fat. Don't know what to do. So please can you suggest me what to...
Diet and exercise is key for weight loss. Thyroid issue can cause max weight gain of 2-4 kgs. Rest weight gain is due to faulty eating pattern and lack of exercise. Imo lifestyle modification will help a lot. Consult any dietitian for weight loss diet plan.
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Hi. My mother, 60years old with thyroid and borderline diabetes has nail fungus. First it developed in one finger, which changed the texture of the nail. And now it is in the thumb. Wht is the solution for this problem (any medicine that can be used) and can it spread to other nails too. Are there any precautions that should be taken pls help.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
Hi. My mother, 60years old with thyroid and borderline diabetes has nail fungus. First it developed in one finger, wh...
first diabetic control is needed alongwith thyroid control terbinafine ointment and drug is available for its treatment to be taken under doctor supervision
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Sir, I am 52 years old suffering from diabetics & hypertension, using medication fir both. But bp not getting controlled, for bp I am using ctdl 12.5l 50 & amolkind5mg. Please advise.

General Physician (AM)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Chandigarh
Having diabetes makes high blood pressure and other heart and circulation problems more likely, because diabetes damages arteries and makes them targets for hardening (atherosclerosis). Atherosclerosis can cause high blood pressure, which if not treated, can lead to blood vessel damage, stroke, heart failure, heart attack, or kidney failure. You can consult me in private for detailed treatment which is available in biochemic system of medicine depending upon symptomatically. Eatng lots of garlic. If you cant have it get it homeopathically allium sativum (biochemic) nat phos 30x, avoid all types of fats and red meat.
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What could be the consequences if a diabetic person of 65 years of age has gone into hypoglycemia indicated by heavy sweating at 3 AM and is not able to get up at 5:30 AM in a routine manner? On waking him up he behaves in an absent-minded person and uncontrolled childish manner. What should be done in such situation?

MBBS & Post Graduate Course in Diabetology, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), CCEBDM
Endocrinologist, Bangalore
Please put sugar powder/glucon-D sublingual and give him sugar syrup and immediately take him to the hospital
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If we have diabetes due to heavy weight in age 20 years it can be cured. Please advice me.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
If we have diabetes due to heavy weight in age 20 years it can be cured. Please advice me.
It can be cured. Go for regular exercise,reduce your weight,control your diet,avoid sweets and carbohydrate rich diet.Adhere to diabetic diet strictly after consulting dietician.Monitor your blood sugar every 3 month. Consult diabetologist for advice and treatment
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I have been detected with high blood sugar level from past 1 month n have not started with medications but am on strict diet and exercise. Its 245 fasting and 267 after food. No family history of diabetes. I am also suffering from hormone imbalance and PCOD and fibroids, can it be type 2 diabetes and can I avoid medicines and cure diabetes. Any remedy please.

MBBS, MD - Medicine
General Physician, Delhi
I have been detected with high blood sugar level from past 1 month n have not started with medications but am on stri...
Yes it is type 2 since you already have pcod, hope you r taking metformin. 1. Do regular exercise for 30 minutes daily like brisk walking 2. Reduce weight if overweight 3. Control diet a) avoid sweets, sugar/honey, full cream milk, milk product excess calorie and carbohydrate rich diet like white bread, cereal, rice, pasta b) avoid all refined food like maida, pasta, starchy food like rice, potato, bakery item, processed food, c) include more fiber like pulse, green leafy vegetable, cucumber, tomato, legume. D) avoid sweetened fruit like banana, mango, litchi, chickoo, grape etc. Can have fruits like guava, pineapple, papaya, orange, mousambi, strawberry, watermelon, pomegranate, a handful of walnut daily (akhrot) e) avoid white/polished rice, take unpolished rice like brown rice/wheat/jowar/ragi, moong and chana dal. F) avoid ghee/ butter./coconut oil/excess salt intake like papad/pickle. G) avoid red meat. Take fish/chicken. H) avoid alcohol and carbonated drinks like soft drink 4. Adhere to a strict diabetic diet by consulting dietitian 5. Monitor your fasting, pp blood sugars monthly and hba1c six monthly.
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I am hypothyroidism but take Thyronorm and TSH is under control and normal. I take Amodep 5 mg for BP and its normal But I have problem of weak erection. I do get regular erections but they r not strong for deep penetration. I also have low sex desire. My muscles are also weak and loose I am 42 years and weight 85 kg. I do not drink and smoke. My LFT and Lipid profile r normal. My test report Total and free testosterone: 260 and 5 resp, L H and FSH normal Hba1c 6.3, fasting glucose 107, pp 97 Sodium 145 , Calcium 9.2, Vit B12 423, Vit D3 4.2 taking Tayo tab 60k I do not want to steroid medicine like Viagra as they have side effects. Pl suggest some gud medicine without side effects No advise from sex quacks only gud sexologist.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
I am hypothyroidism but take Thyronorm and TSH is under control and normal. I take Amodep 5 mg for BP and its normal
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Overall sex stamina improves by healthy lifestyle. Regular sleep, exercise and meal are the foremost things. In diet cow milk, cow butter and garlic are proven sexual tonic. Regular healthy diet containing carbohydrate, protein and minerals-vitamins is necessary. Specific diet depends on culture and geographic situation. Exercise to control your weight and make you fit. Sleep to relax your mind. All above measures help you to relive mental stress also which indirectly help to perform better. Another aspect is emotional attachment and love between partners in overall life apart from the sex. If it is good no need of any tonic, natural stamina would suffice. Hope I have answered your query, I will be happy to help further, regards,
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One month ago my thyroid tsh level is 20. My doc recommend me Ettroxin 50 mcg. After one month My report of thyroid tsh is 3.37. Can I stop taking pills now?

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
One month ago my thyroid tsh level is 20. My doc recommend me Ettroxin 50 mcg. After one month My report of thyroid t...
no don't stop it...just dose needs to be reduced after 2 months of therapy ..revert back with your latest t3 t4 tsh complete report ...but don't stop it
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If you are diagnosed with “pre-diabetes,” can you eat right and exercise enough for it to go away?

MBBS, MD - Medicine
General Physician, Delhi
If you are diagnosed with “pre-diabetes,” can you eat right and exercise enough for it to go away?
Without intervention, 25-40% prediabetes are likely to become type 2 diabetes in 10 years or less. If you have prediabetes, the long-term damage of diabetes — especially to your heart and circulatory system — may already be starting. With healthy lifestyle changes — such as eating healthy foods, including physical activity in your daily routine and maintaining a healthy weight — you may be able to bring your blood sugar level back to normal. If you can lose weight by 3-4 kg, you may come back to normal from prediabetes.
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I'm 40 year I have diabetes for 4 years what I do it, I take medicine regularly but not normal before take food 215 please help.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I'm 40 year
I have diabetes for 4 years what I do it, I take medicine regularly but not normal before take food 215 p...
Your blood sugar is high. Along with medicine you have to do regular exercise for one hour daily, reduce weight if you are overweight. Stick to Diabetic diet of 2000 calories per day after consulting Dietician. Monitor your blood sugar Fasting and PP every three months and consult Diabetologist for proper treatment and advice
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Type-1 Diabetes - What Is It and What Causes It?

Visiting Consultant - Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Hospital, Saroj Super Speciality Hospital, D.N.B. PEDIATRICS, MD - Paediatrics, MBBS, Bhagwati Hospital, Rainbow Hospital- Panipat
Pediatrician, Delhi
Type-1 Diabetes - What Is It and What Causes It?

What is Type-1 Diabetes?

Type-1 Diabetes, also known as Diabetes Mellitus type-1, is a condition which is characterised by the lack of sufficient amount of insulin in the body. This is a chronic condition and cannot be cured. The insufficient amount of insulin in the blood results in the spike in blood sugar levels, which in turn, can damage various organs in the body. However, with proper therapy and treatment, it can be controlled and the quality of life can be improved for the patient.

The tell-tale signs and symptoms of this type of diabetes are the frequent urges to urinate, increase in appetite, increased thirst and rapid weight loss. It is most commonly diagnosed in children or young adults and thus, it was previously known as juvenile diabetes.

Glucose and other types of sugars are essential for the body cells to absorb energy. The glucose that is present in the blood is taken up with the help of insulin and utilised for energy. The lack of this hormone renders the glucose useless as it is not being able to enter the body cells. This is precisely type-1 diabetes.

What Causes It?

The cause of type-1 diabetes is not known entirely. Although, there are certain theories that explain the cause –

  1. Genetics: The chances of getting type-1 diabetes are increased in children if either of their parents suffers through from this disease. More than 50 genes are involved in diabetes type-1.

  2. Environmental factors: Environmental factors are also thought to play a role in type-1 diabetes.

  3. Viral infection: A theory suggests that viral infections are responsible for type-1 diabetes. According to this theory, the virus activates the auto-immune system of the body which in turn attacks the pancreatic beta cells along with the cells that are infected by the virus. Viruses like Epstein-Barr virus, Mumps virus, rubella virus etc. are considered to be responsible for the same.

How Is It Treated?

Many people with type-1 diabetes live long, healthy lives. The key to good health is to keep your blood sugar levels within the range your doctor gives you. You’ll need to check them often and adjust insulin, food, and activities to make that happen.

All people with type-1 diabetes must use insulin injections to control their blood sugar. Several types of insulin are available. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an endocrinologist and ask a free question.

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Is it o.k to take tulsi leaf & honey for a type -2 diabetic patient? Swapan Ganguly, Bally. Email: swapangangopadhyay@yahoo.com.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Delhi
Is it o.k to take tulsi leaf & honey for a type -2 diabetic patient?
Swapan Ganguly, Bally.
Email: swapangangopadhyay...
Greetings for the day, Tulsi leaf is ok but for honey you need to check the quality, if it's organic raw honey then you can use it. Still I would advice to avoid honey instead stevia can be used as sweetener.
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HI i'm taking tablets for thyroid as doctor prescribed by a gynaec but all of a sudden that doctor left that hospital and she is not contactable now so is it good to continue that tablets, please suggest me something.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
Continue that tablet for now. Till then, find another doctor for yourself and consult her and take her opinion. Meanwhile, this medications will work for you.
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Diabetes

Graduate of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (GAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
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Namashkar, Mein Dr Ramesh Rai, Senior Ayurvedic Consultant associated with Ayurveda since nineteen seventy-one. Lag bhag 45 saal se aapki seva mein hoon. Winner of several national and international awards, we are running high-tech Ayurvedic Clinics in Delhi and Panipat. Iske ilawa hum log herbal products bhi banate hai, manufacture bhi karte hai, aur unko export bhi karte hai. We are the formulators, inventors, consultants in this field with many many feathers to our cap. Humare yahan par purane se purane beemariyon ka ilaaj kiya jaata hai. Cosmetology, Dermatology mein hum ne kaafi kaam kiya hai. Aaj ka humara jo Vishay rahega – Reversing of Diabetes, Diabetes ko shareer se kaise bahar kiya jaaye.

Doston, Diabetes ek jaan leva beemari hai aur aaj ki date mein aap dekhenge hard us mein se chaar ya paach ladies or gents ko diabetes thyroid ki beemari ho rahi hai. Aur log saalon saal se medicine khaa rahe hai. Beemari andar he andar deemak ki tarah badti jaa rahi hai. Log laachar hai, pareshan hai, dawaaiyaan khaa khaa ke pareshaan hai. Unko rahat nahi mil rahi. Dheere dheere insulin pe chale jaata hai. Pareshaniyan, andar he andar beemariyan badhti jaa rahi hai, side effect badhte jaa rahe hai. Toh diabetes ke upar hum ne bahut kaam kiya hai, kaafi kaam kiya hai. Do hazard us mein hume award mila tha, tees lakh patient dekh ne ka jo apne aap mein ke bahut bhaari achievement hai. Toh diabetes jo hai, koi beemari na ho ke, lifestyle beemari hai. Aap ne ek nayi gaari khareedi hai, aap ne khoob usko enjoy kiya, aur aapne uski service nahi karayi toh uss gari ko bhi beemari ho jayegi aur uss gari ko bhi diabetes ho jayegi. Aap service station pe le jaate hai gaari ko toh uska kachra bahar nikalta hai, gaari smooth kaam karti hai aur ache tarah se chalti hai. Iss tarah aap maan ke chaliye aap gaari hai aur humara yeh jo hai service station hai.

Humare yahan aap ke body ko poora detoxify kiya jaata hai. Mere paas world ke best detoxifiers hai, world ke best scanners hai, latest technology hai, highest technology jo Dilli mein shayad he kissi ke paas ho jo mein bahar videsh se leke aaya hoon. Lag bhag dus countries mein main ghooma hoon. Ayurved ke upar main ne kaafi study kiya hai. Toh diabetes mein hum aap ki body ko poora clean kar dete hai jisse aap ka pancreas doobara se insulin banana shuru kar deta hai. It is 100% reversible, guaranteed and warranted, both. But uss mein ek shart rahegi ki aap ko hume time to time milna padega, aap ko humari consultation ko follow karna padega. Lag bhag teen mahino mein hum aap ki allopathy dawaiyaan jo bhi aap kha rahe hai, jitni bhi aap khaa rahe hai, dheere dheere hum sab bandh karwa denge. Aur 6 mahine se le ke aath mahino tak jo detoxifiers hum aap ko denge who bhi hum dheere dheere bandh karwa denge. Normal diet pe aap aa jayenge and you will be a 100% normal human being without diabetes. Aap diabetes ke patient hai but diabetes ke patuent nahi rahenge, ye 100% assurance hai.

Apne aap ko madhumeh jaise behankar beemari se bachayi. Aap ke aas pados mein jitne bhi pareshaan log hai unko humare baare mein batayiye. Humare charges bahut he zyada reasonable hai, bahut he zyada saste charges hai taaki maximum se maximum log iska benefit utha sake. Delhi mein humara ek centre Model Town mein hai jahan pe saari high technology hai, latest technology hai, Model Town Third mein. Humara ek clinic Rohini mein hai aur Panipat Model Town mein humara Clinic hai.

Aap kissi bhi centre mein, Lybrate ke through appointment le ke ya aap humare se direct humare wensite par jaa kar ke appointment le sakte hai aur aap hume seva ka moka de sakte hai.

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I am diabetic and feels very weak myself my legs (thighs) even in walking. Diabetic only since 3 months I am 40 years old also lost 15 kg weight. And also in hands muscles too much weakness. Multivitamins taken but no relief. What should I got checked? is there any blood flow problem if so then how to get checked and relief? please help.

Diploma in Diabetology, Pregnancy & Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Prevention in Diabetes ,Thyroid
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
I am diabetic and feels very weak myself my legs (thighs) even in walking. Diabetic only since 3 months I am 40 years...
In uncontrolled diabetes weakness is common. So first please control sugar. Then take methylcobalmin 1500 m and vit d3 calcium plently of salad fruits and for blood flow colour dropler test of part is advisable.
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I am 28 years old and I am suffering with diabetes and urine Infection from last 2 years please suggest me sugar 280 right now.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am 28 years old and I am suffering with diabetes and urine Infection from last 2 years please suggest me sugar 280 ...
please let me know your current treatment, dosage and other details like weight, height, waist circumference, fasting and pp sugar levels, hba1c% & dietary pattern.
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Drinking milk without sugar Does it harmful or not for us Tell me its harmful or negative effects or if not tell me its positive effect.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Drinking milk without sugar Does it harmful or not for us
Tell me its harmful or negative effects or if not tell me i...
Mr. lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. Whether one adds sugar or not to the milk, it is always good for health. Thanks.
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Whether IME9work for diabetes is there any side effects how long it is to be used because they are saying the drug will cure diabetes.

PGP In Diabetologist, Fellowship in non-invasive Cardiology, MD - Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Delhi
Whether IME9work for diabetes is there any side effects how long it is to be used because they are saying the drug wi...
There is no drug which can cure diabetes. Don't believe in advertisement .diet ,exercise and medicines can only help in controlling it.
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