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Dr. D. Dhanamithiran

Endocrinologist, Chennai

300 at clinic
Dr. D. Dhanamithiran Endocrinologist, Chennai
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Dr. D. Dhanamithiran is one of the best Endocrinologists in Anna Nagar West Extension, Chennai. He is currently associated with Diabetes Care and Speciality Center in Anna Nagar West Extension, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. D. Dhanamithiran on Lybrate.com.

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I am suffering from hypothyroidism from 3 years and gained about 30 kg weight so far? And I am taking 50 mg thyroxine medicine regular.please help me

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dear what are your current t3t4 tsh reports,as ur symptoms suggests, your thyroid hormones levels might not be in control..the thyroxine dose may need to be escalated..but revert back with your latest t3 t4 tsh reports
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My recent thyroid test says that my total thyroxine (t4) level is 3.6 which is low. Is it a serious problem and how to rectify it.

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My recent thyroid test says that my total thyroxine (t4) level is 3.6 which is low. Is it a serious problem and how t...
Get your ft3, ft4 and tsh done. Total t3 may be confusing, anyways if it is low, you may be suffering form hyperthyroidisim and you need treatment for it!
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Hello doctor. My mom has diabetes. What should be the diet plan for a diabetic patient. As she don't wants to eat after 2 hours?

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Hello doctor. My mom has diabetes. What should be the diet plan for a diabetic patient. As she don't wants to eat aft...
Dear lybrate user, one of the major nutritional substance required for human body is carbohydrate. We take carbohydrate in the form of rice, wheat, sugar etc. The complex molecules of carbohydrate are broken down into simple glucose molecules during digestion & released in the blood stream to be absorbed by the muscle cells. Muscle cells utilise the glucose molecules to release energy by breaking down those glucose molecules. Insulin hormone plays a vital role in the absorption of the glucose molecules by the muscle cells. In abnormal conditions, either due to less production of insulin or due to resistance to insulin, the process of absorption of glucose by the muscles comes to a stand still. The glucose molecules remains in the bloodstream which results in the increase in the blood sugar level. The failure of utilisation of the glucose molecules by the muscle cells results in production of less energy than normal condition. This is externally manifested as the fatigue & tiredness of the patient. This excess amount of blood sugar compels the kidney to function more than normal level in order to excrete the blood sugar molecules through urine. As a result the patient suffers from frequent urination. This abnormal condition is clinically known as diabetes mellitus. Once a patient is diagnosed with diabetes he has to take regular medicine to keep his blood sugar level within normal limits. However, the patient does not need to take medicine unless his/her post. Prandial blood sugar level reaches 200. If post. Prandial blood sugar level reaches 200 then patient can take homoeopathic mother tincture gymnema sylvestra q, 30 drops, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water. Along with intake of medicines the patient need to walk at least 1 hour daily without any interval. In order to decrease the intake of carbohydrate in diet the patient should avoid rice, sweet dishes, fruits, cold drinks, fast foods, alcoholic beverages, potato etc.
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My father is 42 years old. His sugar levels are 400. Please suggest treatment and medicine for reducing those sugar levels?

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My father is 42 years old. His sugar levels are 400.
Please suggest treatment and medicine for reducing those sugar l...
For this high level of sugar need certain test in lab to rule out diabetic ketoacidosis and may need to start insulin and control sugar level. So visit hospital and see endocrinologist.
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Hello doctor, have a nice day. I am mahesh from india. Now I am working in malaysia. I am 30 years old. My sugar level 230, presser 198. I can not any tablets. Please advice me for food control, morning, lunch and dinner. One more questions my mouth smell to high kindly advice any tablets and food control.

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Hello doctor, have a nice day. I am mahesh from india. Now I am working in malaysia. I am 30 years old. My sugar leve...
You are well educated person your questions are not explainable on line. Please consult diabetologist.

I am 26y old and my short remains dry from past 1 month. Esr result was 4 my question is it can be symptom of diabetes? As I also goes for urination frequently more than 8 - 11 in a day. please guide.

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I am 26y old and my short remains dry from past 1 month. Esr result was 4 my question is it can be symptom of diabete...
Mr. Lybrate-user, frequent passing of urine can be a symptom of diabetes. This happens when blood glucose goes beyond 180 mg, glucose comes in to urine, once in urine it draws more water and bladder fills more often and frequency increases. But increased urine frequency can occur even if there is urinary tract infection. Best is to get a blood glucose test done both fasting and after food. If fasting >126 and pp >200 mg, then diabetes is confirmed.
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I am 40 yrs old .My weight 80 kg have 108 fasting 125 pp after taking vogli 0. 2 and glycomet 1gm. Please suggest to keep normal without these medicine.

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Hello , your sugar level is absolutely on normal level with this medicines, I have seen many patients of diabetes make the same mistakes, you are on the same way, please don't stop this medicines, there is no short cuts to treat diabetes. Have a healthy life.
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Does diabetic can take honey ?

Certified Diabetes Educator , Sports Nutritionist, Registered Clinical Dietician
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Does diabetic can take honey ?
Sugar jaggery glucose honey are all brothers and sisters n raise the blood sugars to the same extent.

What are the symptoms of Diabetes? What are the treatments for diabetes? Diet for a diabetes patient.

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What are the symptoms of Diabetes? What are the treatments for diabetes? Diet for a diabetes patient.
Some of the signs commonly experienced include: Frequent urination. Excessive thirst. Increased hunger. Weight loss. Tiredness. Lack of interest and concentration. A tingling sensation or numbness in the hands or feet. Blurred vision. Diabetic diet, exercise and medications are required to maintain blood sugar levels under control. Here is a sample diet to help you understand the diet. Early Morning: Green tea (sugar less) Breakfast: non fried preparations/ whole wheat bread/ vegetable poha, upma, etc. / idli sambhar etc. Mid-Morning: Fruits (avoid the carbohydrate rich fruits like grapes, banana, custard apple and watermelon) Lunch: 2 dry chapatti + sabji 1 katori + dal or skimmed curd – 1 katori + salad 1 katori Evening Snacks: Tea / Coffee sugarless + high fiber bis. OR Sprouts 1 katori Dinner: 2 chapatti + vegetable 1 katori + skimmed buttermilk 1 glass + salad 1 katori.

I am a diabetic patient last 7 years and my last report is serum creatinine level is 1.2 mg/dl and Hba1c is 5.9mg/dl. My question is how to reduce my creatinine level and also tell what food and vegetable we should avoid and take in kidney disease? Also give some diet chart of high creatinine level disease?

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I am a diabetic patient last 7 years and my last report is serum creatinine level is 1.2 mg/dl and Hba1c is 5.9mg/dl....
Creatine levels below 1.4 if asymptomatic we can consider it to be normal and avoid NSAID group of drugs
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Sir I am a diabetic patient, 38 years old tell me about daily meal, medicine, exercise sugar level 250 to 300 a heavy stress on my mind.

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Please do glycated hemoglobin hba1c, what drugs you are taking and since how long? observing details, treatment will be advised.
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Why do people with diabetes suffer hypoglycemia when intake is a bit delayed from the routine regular time?

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Why do people with diabetes suffer hypoglycemia when intake is a bit delayed from the routine regular time?
Patients with Diabetes are taking medicines for lowering their blood sugar - these medicines have preset time of action- they don't start working when they eat food but they start working when they take medicine. Hence, the action of taking food and medicine has to be synchronised by the patient by his intelligence and guidance. otherwise, the medicine will cause hypoglycaemia.
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Hi, I'm 45 years old housewife I have been suffering from diabetes with high blood pressure and nerve pain. Yesterday I have done some test and sugar is found 192 fasting in blood and in urine . I am using medicine gluconorm g2 and stamlo 2.5. How I can manage my diabetes without using much drug.

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Hi, I'm 45 years old housewife I have been suffering from diabetes with high blood pressure and nerve pain. Yesterday...
Hello! diabetes n its symptoms can be well managed by a good diet chart. Take small meals in every 3-4 hr. Regular interval. Avoid sweet n sugar also honey n jaggery, fried foods, ready to eat foods, preserved foods n simple carb like maida. Take whole grain cereals in limitation, lot of veggies, 150-200gm fruit (not juice. Don't skip breakfast n take a small portion of milk or product or any whole grain cereal before bed time. Do 30 min of exercise a day. You can choose my diabetic care diet package for personalise diet plan.
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Hi doctor, I always feel sleepy even sleep for whole night always my eyes pains, I had already go for eye check bt it's 6/6. I have a doubt of increasing thyroid. Seems to be the symptoms like that. If that so can you please suggest the test I can go for. Thanks.

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Hi doctor, I always feel sleepy even sleep for whole night always my eyes pains, I had already go for eye check bt it...
Mr. Lybrate-user, if you are doubting about having some thyroid related problem, then get a thyroid assay done. This reveal if there is any such thing. Also get your blood sugar tested as you have grade 1 obesity. Obesity and inactivity are two main triggers for diabetes. Thanks for the question.
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Common Insulin Alternatives

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Insulin is the most common treatment prescribed for people affected with diabetes. Diabetes is condition where high amounts of glucose prevail in the blood for an extended period of time. However, there are some drugs that offer an alternative to insulin in treating diabetes, which are:

1. Liraglutide: Liraglutide is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) drug that causes the body to release greater amounts of insulin so as to facilitate the movement of glucose from the blood to the cells. People with type 2 diabetes generally use this treatment. It slows the digestion process and can cause symptoms of headache and nausea.

2. Pramlintide: It's an artificially produced version of amylin. It is taken by both type 1 and type 2 diabetic patients, facilitates slower digestion of food and therefore, controls release of sugar in the blood. It can cause tiredness and nausea.

3. Dulaglutide:This treatment is for people affected with type 2 diabetes and it is administered once a week. It causes more insulin to be released and pass the glucose to the cells. It can cause loss of appetite, nausea and abdominal cramps as side effects.

4. Albiglutide: This treatment facilitates pancreas to release insulin and limits the glucagon hormone production. It is used by type 2 diabetes patients who have not taken well to other treatments. The side effects are skin reaction, respiratory tract infection and nausea.

5. Exenatide: It is a drug that causes pancreas to release insulin that facilitates movement of glucose to cells. It is a treatment for type 2 diabetes and it restricts release of glucagon in the body. The possible side effects are acidity, constipation and vomiting.
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Nutritional benefits of coriander or cilantro

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NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS OF CORIANDER OR CILANTRO

Coriander is full of an unusual array of healing phytonutrients and anti-oxidants. Its leaves and seeds contain some amount of various essential oils that makes this herb useful for use in traditional medicines. It is anti-septic, analgesic, aphrodisiac, helps with digestion, fungicidal and a natural stimulant.
It is a very good source of vitamins A, C, K and traces of the B vitamins. In the minerals department, it provides high amount of calcium and potassium. Both of these would have already been helpful for relieving various ailments. Then there are iron, manganese and sodium.

HEALTH BENEFITS

Cilantro has such a wide variety of goodness in the little leaves, making it a very useful herb for relieving many ailments. Include a bunch into your juice regularly for its life-giving properties.

Antibiotic properties: An antibiotic compound, dodecenal, was isolated from cilantro and tested in the laboratory. The impressive result showed that it is twice as effective as the commonly used antibiotic drug gentamicin at killing the food-borne bacteria, salmonella.

Anti-cancer: The anti-oxidant properties from cilantro include beta carotene, vitamin C and E, ferulic, caffeic acid, kaempferol, and quercetin. This broad spectrum of anti-oxidant helps to lower the risk of oxidative stress in the cells that are carcinogenic (cancer-causing).

Anti-microbial properties: Cilantro contains volatile oils that have antimicrobial properties, making it a very useful herb that can be used for fungal, bacterial or yeast infections.

Anti-inflammatory properties: Cilantro is an excellent source of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Omega 3 fatty acids is the building block for several of the body?s most widely used families of anti-inflammatory messaging molecules and many other uses.

Blood sugar: A study that was done on mice confirmed that this herb has an anti-diabetic effect and can control blood sugar. When juiced and consumed regularly, cilantro can help stimulate the secretion of insulin, thereby lowering blood sugar.

Bone Health: Cilantro is an excellent source of calcium. Calcium is a vital nutrient that is required for formation and maintenance of strong bones.

Cholesterol lowering ability: Cilantro when juiced and consumed on a regular basis can help reduce the amount of damaged fats (lipid peroxides) in the cell membranes. Studies have shown that cilantro can lower bad cholesterol level and increase the good cholesterol level.

Eyesight: The high beta-carotene and anti-oxidants in cilantro make it one of the best herbs that helps alleviate eye problems thus improving eyesight. In addition, it also help reduce the threat posed by age; associated with vision disorders such as macular degeneration, and cataract.

Heavy metal detox: Cilantro is one of the very few herbs that is used as a heavy metal detox agent, to detoxify mercury, aluminium and lead among others. Make a small bottle of neat, concentrated cilantro juice and mix with chlorella powder. Drink an ounce of the mixture every day and feel the improvement to your brain power. Store the potion in the fridge. Read more about heavy metal poisoning here.

Immune booster: The presence of anti-oxidants, rich phytonutrients, minerals and vitamins in cilantro all work syngergistically to boost the body?s overall immunity system against infection.

Insomnia: Due to the various phytonutrients and medicinal values of cilantro, it helps rebalance the internal chemicals, providing a calming effect to the nerves that enable sleep to come easier.

Kidney stones: Cilantro has a diuretic and detoxifying effect that can help lower the risk for kidney stones.
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I am 55 years old. Since 45 days I have been prone to diabetes Stage I. I am taking Biciphage - 1000 Metformin Hydrochloride sustained Release Tablets.

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I am 55 years old. Since 45 days I have been prone to diabetes Stage I. I am taking Biciphage - 1000 Metformin Hydroc...
Mr. Lybrate-user govind, there is nothing like stage I or 2 in diabetes. If you are on treatment then fasting should be closer to 100 mg, pp 150 to 160 mg and hba1c% <7. If your current treatment is achieving that, then it is good. Controlling blood sugar near normal is very essential to prevent or delay the onset of long term complications of diabetes.
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Hi I am suffering with infertility my problem is hyper plasia how I can recover.?

CERTIFICATION IN BACH FLOWER REMEDIES OF ENGLAND, Ph.D DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN BIOCHEMISTRY, B.S.M.S BACHELOR OF SIDDHA MEDICINE AND SURGERY,
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Malaivembadhi thylam, a siddha preparation, can cure your problem. Take 15 ml oil+ 15 ml lemon juice + 15 ml hot water mixed well and drink at the time of mensural period and morning empty stomach 3 days only karppavani lehiyam 5 grms twice daily for a month. Review the results. Moreover you will send yr scan report also.
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Doc I having the problem of thyroid in my body and there is problem to never increase my weight I m 26 years old but still I have 40 kg only tell me some suggestion.

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Doc I having the problem of thyroid in my body and there is problem to never increase my weight I m 26 years old but ...
Follow the following tips:- · Pay attention to your health and food intake. · To increase your appetite, have a glass of lime water or 1 cardamom (elaichi) before your meal. · Have minimum 4 meals in a day. · Drink 1 glass of milk twice a day. · Try to enjoy your meals and gradually increase the quantity you eat every time. · A balance diet should have all essential nutrients in it. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It should include combination of Both Carbohydrates and Proteins for e.g. Oats with Milk or Poha/ Upma with a glass of milk. If you do not like milk have 1-2 egg whites in the morning along with your breakfast. · You need to focus on your protein intake : Increase your protein intake e.g. milk, dairy products- cheese, paneer, lentils (dals), nuts ( soya, peanuts, dry fruits ), pulses e.g. rajma, chole, kidney beans etc. sprouts. If you are a non-vegetarian, then you can have proteins by also eating eggs, chicken, fish. Make sure you are including at least 2 serving of any of these in your daily meal. · Lunch and dinner again should be a combination of Proteins, Carbohydrates and Fats which could have dal, roti, sabji/chicken, salad. · Please do have minimum 4 almonds or a small bowl of peanuts every day. · Please ensure that you drink at least 3 litres of water every day. Kindly mention thyroid profile and revert.
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Sir I am 32 yrs (male) suffering thyroids problem, please advice what type of treatment and eating food clarity as well as what type avoid in dailly life.

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Sir I am 32 yrs (male) suffering thyroids problem, please advice what type of treatment and eating food clarity as we...
Deficiency of thyroxine hormone leading to sluggishness, tired feeling, weight increase, slow heart beats, intolerance to cold, swelling of legs, feet and face, difficulty in concentrating and at times in speech. Treatment for hypothyroidism is giving ' THYROXINE ' tablets. And dose are according to level of thyroid for life time. Avoid iron medicines. Avoid bad habits . Avoid stress. Some Relax during work.go walk daily.avoid oily foods,junk foods. Do Tests T3,T4,TSH EVERY 3 TO 6 MONTHS. Take plenty of water, high-carbohydrate foods such as potatoes, rice, pasta and bread. 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 can help,
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