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Dr. Dharmarajan

Diploma in Diabetology, MD - General Medicine

Endocrinologist, Chennai

23 Years Experience  ·  250 at clinic
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Dr. Dharmarajan is a popular Endocrinologist in Porur, Chennai. He has over 23 years of experience as a Endocrinologist. He has completed Diploma in Diabetology, MD - General Medicine . You can visit him at S B Diabetes & Skin Care Centre in Porur, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Dharmarajan on Lybrate.com.

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Diploma in Diabetology - Madras Medical College - 1994
MD - General Medicine - Madras Medical College - 1998
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Thyroid - 6 Ways It Impacts Sex Life

M.D. Consultant Pathologist, CCEBDM Diabetes, PGDS Sexology USA, CCMTD Thyroid, ACDMC Heart Disease, CCMH Hypertension, ECG
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
Thyroid - 6 Ways It Impacts Sex Life

The thyroid gland is a tiny gland that produces the hormones which affect the body's metabolic process. When these hormones are produced in less or more quantities, it may result in an imbalance of the thyroid gland, leading to a range of thyroid issues including hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism and others. Overproduction or underproduction of the thyroid hormones can also cause a variety of other symptoms and conditions. While this affects the state of one's general well being, health and weight, it also has an effect on the patient's libido.

Let us learn more about the link between thyroid and sex:

  • Thyroid in Men: Men who are suffering from hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism as well as related conditions like goitre or Garves Disease, have complained of sex related problems. These problems are known to affect at least 50% to 60% of the patients, as per various medical reports. The sex related issues include premature ejaculation, low sex drive, delayed ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, and others.
  • Thyroid in Women: It has been found that almost 10% of women over the age of 50 suffer from some form or the other of thyroid hormone imbalance. Apart from fatigue, depression and muscle ache as well as weight alteration, depending on the type of thyroid problem, thyroid patients who are women have also experienced problems when it comes to libido. Sexual dysfunction and arousal problems are high on the list of these issues.
  • Hormonal Treatment: One of the most common ways of treating this sex related thyroid problems for thyroid patients is through the use of hormonal therapy. Besides getting the testosterone, estrogen and other androgen levels checked, the patient must also get a full hormonal evaluation along with a check-up of the adrenal function. This can help in pointing any anomalies and the hormones that will require replacement with the help of appropriate medication.
  • Optimal Drug Treatment: A T4 only drug or Levothyroxine can lead to a resolution of sexual problems that one encounters as a part of thyroid problems. There are many doctors who may switch to a T3 drug once the libido is restored and brought back to normal.
  • Supplements: Men may require testosterone supplements, while women may need estrogen or progesterone supplements to tackle the sexual problems in such cases. These can be rendered as a patch or through an injection.
  • Sex Therapy: In many cases, sex therapy considered as a popular and effective form of addressing the problems and helping the patients get around the same. This is especially helpful if depression is one of the symptoms of the thyroid disorder.

A thorough physical check-up also helps in treating such problems for thyroid patients. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Sexologist.

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Hello. Has diabetes from past 5-6 years no family background has diabetes. He is suffering from Muscular dystrophy from past 10-12 years he can't walk or stand only sitting and sleeping no exercise has more he will control in food and also from past 3-4 months he is not using white rice for his food he is intaking (foxtail Millet) and also taking tab Glynase MF morning and night from past 2-3 years approx please suggest him to control the sugar level correctly food items to in take not to intake. Sugar level (Fasting Blood 181 mg/dl- Urine Trace. Post Blood 297 mg/dl- Urine 0.5%) In this test the post sugar level has increased on last tests it was post <200.

M. sc Psychology, BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Hello. Has diabetes from past 5-6 years no family background has diabetes. He is suffering from Muscular dystrophy fr...
He can take Jawar rotis&Pulkas daily with large Q of Vegetables curry. Let him take more water. That too in morning with empty stomach, 2-4glasses of luke warm water&in whole day minimum 3 litres suggested. Sprouts without salt but pepper powder can b added. Avoid red chillies or that powder&Use green chillies in that place. Let him take daily 10-12 Soaked Fenu greek seeds in morning with empty stomach, which shows good effect on Sugar levels. &in the same way, Consumption of Methi leaves also should be increased. These are all few tips. In Homeo, There r good remedies. For further help, try to consult.
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Sir, l am suffring with pre diabites,is it in cure in ayurved ?please advise me to avoid pre diabites ?

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
Sir, l am suffring with pre diabites,is it in cure in ayurved ?please advise me to avoid pre diabites ?
Following are the tips to prevent onset/or control diabetes 1-Losing Extra Weight:-The most significant thing which can make a big difference to your health is to lose your extra weight. This will not only lower your blood pressure but also helps lowering your cholesterol too. For woman: waist of 80 cm or more & for man: waist of 90 cm or more are at risk 2- Constant and regular food timings :-the timings at which you have your meals should be set fixed and at regular intervals each day. This will considerably improve your metabolic activity and helps reducing your weight. 3- Split your meals and eating in moderate amount:-Splitting your meals into 3-4 times per day (including snacks)and eating in fair and consistent amount , improves your metabolic rate as the food u take is not concentrated at one time. 4- No long Gaps and skipping of meals:-There should be no long gaps between meals. Never miss out breakfast. 5- No overeating:-Never eat in a bulk on one time .Try to have moderate amount of food each time u eat. It will help maintain your blood sugar at a healthy level and won’t let it to fluctuate. Remember to eat your food slowly, chew well. 6- Proper Exercise and work outs:-Exercise is very important and a fast way to trim down calories, extra weight and controlling glucose level. Brisk walking for 30 min. atleast five times a week is the best and easiest way of exercising. You can also try Cycling, swimming, dancing. Timings for exercise should be fixed and regular. Avoid heavy exercise. Do not eat right away after a workout . 7-constant and regular timings for medication 8-Avoid fried foods and meat: Limit fats and sweets. Rather choose a variety of foods including whole grains, fresh vegetables, salads, fruits, low fat dairy products. 9- Take high-fibre and complex carbohydrates:-like oats as they are easily broken down to basic sugars. Add whole grain foods in your diet. Avoid carbohydrates like white bread, pasta, pizza , candies, and snacks .Instead include high-fiber carbohydrates like wheat bran, flaxseed and methi seeds to your wheat flour. This will increase fibre in your diet. 10-Drink enough fluids:-Keep your body well hydrated. Drink a lot of water that will help flush the toxins off your system. 11.Fresh vegetables and fruits:- gives essential benefits as these contain a lot of vital minerals as well as nutrients .Include sprouts in the diet as they are easily digestible and a rich source of nutrients. 12- Avoid excess salt:-in form of pickles/papads etc. 1 tsp(5 gm)is sufficient for a healthy hypertensive individual. 13-Avoid alcohol consumption:-Alcohols such as beer and wine contains large amount of calories. choose sugar-free drink. 14- dairy products :-Dairy products are high on fat content such as cheese, curd, milk etc. So instead consume skimmed milk products , low fat cheese, yogurt (curd) etc. Do not have more than two cups of tea or coffee every day. Try green tea instead.
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10 Tips To Stay Healthy With Type 1 Diabetes

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
10 Tips To Stay Healthy With Type 1 Diabetes

1-healthy eating having diabetes means learning how to count carbohydrates and how the foods you eat affect your blood sugar. A healthy meal plan also includes complex carbohydrates, protein, fiber (beans, whole grains, fruits and vegetables), lots of green, leafy vegetables, and limited amounts of heart-healthy fats.

2-being active physical activity can help you keep blood sugar levels normal and manage your diabetes. Being active can also improve your mood and reduce your feelings of stress and anxiety.

3-monitoring checking your blood sugar levels regularly gives you information about your diabetes management. Monitoring helps you know when your blood sugar levels are within your target range and helps you to make choices in what you eat and what you do.

4-taking medication obviously, it's important that you take your insulin, but it's vitally important that you understand how much to take in certain situations. This comes from careful monitoring of your blood sugar levels and getting to know the cause and effect between your insulin therapy and your blood sugar levels.

5-problem solving everyone encounters problems with their diabetes control. If/when you have a problem, you need to know how to troubleshoot your self-care. This can include analyzing and evaluating your situation and thinking about what was different from usual that could have affected your blood sugar. It also means coming up with solutions to try, as well as looking at what worked and what didn't. Don't get bitter, get better.

6-reducing risks you can take steps now to lower your risks of developing health problems in the future. Recommendations to reduce your risks and avoid other health problems include: not smoking, seeing you doctor regularly (to check a1c), visiting your eye doctor at least once a year, brushing and flossing daily and seeing your dentist, taking care of your feet, and listening to your body.

7-healthy coping living with diabetes and its daily demands for self-care can be stressful and may negatively impact your self-management. Not only can stress increase your blood sugar levels, but it can contribute to you making poor choices. The good news is there are many healthy ways to cope with stress.

I think this last point is vitally important, and I want to share three options for managing the stress of living with diabetes:

8-be kind to yourself. Do the best that you can do. It's important to feel good about your successes. Give yourself credit when you are successful at managing your blood sugar and don't be overly critical of yourself if you fall short of a goal.

9-seek support from a network of family and friends who you can talk to when you are upset. Seek opportunities to meet other people with diabetes, such as attending support groups or participating in online forums (such as podcasts or tweet chats), so that you won't feel isolated and alone. Talk to a psychologist or other mental health provider who provides diabetes-focused therapy if you feel depressed or overwhelmed.

10.-choose to have a positive attitude, and cultivate it every day, but also accept when you feel down about diabetes. To have occasional negative thoughts is normal; research has shown that acknowledging those thoughts may help people with diabetes keep their blood sugar levels stable. Acknowledge, but don't dwell; living with a negative mindset will limit your ability to cope. The way you think about events can influence your mood, thoughts and actions.

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I am 21 year old. I have gone for thyroid test. The thyroid (TSH, ULTRASENSITIVE) value is 7.82 uU/ml. Is it normal or exceed the normal range. Please suggest me.

MS - ENT,MBBS
ENT Specialist, Kolkata
No this value is not normal. It's a sign of hypothyroidism Get an USG Neck done FT3/FT3/TSH in fasting condition (12 hours fasting: give blood in the morning empty stomach. Share your reports on Lybrate. It's important  you maintain  your body weight exercise regularly. Weight gain increases thyroid hormone requirements. Avoid cruciferous   group of veggies  like cabbage and broccoli. Avoid soya bean in all forms. No soya, nugget, chunk, tofu or milk. Limit their intake: Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, turnips, and bok choy. Cooking the vegetables can reduce the effect that cruciferous vegetables have on the thyroid gland. Limiting your intake to 5 ounces a day appears to have no adverse effect on thyroid function. Decrease gluten  intake from processed  food. Always try whole grain varieties of cereals which is rich in fibres and help improve  bowels (Take your thyroid replacement  medicine several hours before or several hours after food rich in fibres. Otherwise problem  with absorption  of hormone. 20 to 35 gram of fibres daily from all sources. Avoid excessive fatty (deep fried) and sugary food as hypothyroidism  causes your metabolism  to slow down &weight gain. Avoid highly salted food, chips, pickles, sauces as they Contain  large amount of sodium. Hypothyroidism  puts you at risk of high BP and excess sodium in salt aggravates Coffee  in excess. And coffee with thyroid hormone  replacement  can prevent absorption. Alcohol. It is toxic to thyroid gland and prevents  hormone production and absorption. The problems of hypothyroidism  gets better with medicines, diet and exercise. You will start better as the levels of your hormone normalises. Initially  you need to do the TSH test every 6 weeks till normal TSH then every 3 months Hope this helps
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Being a type 2 diabetic, can I have mutton once a week/ fortnight. Or what is preferable. Chicken or fish.

MBBS, MRCGP ( UK), Diploma in Diabetes (UK), DFSRH (UK), DRCOG (UK)
Endocrinologist, Hyderabad
Being a type 2 diabetic, can I have mutton once a week/ fortnight. Or what is preferable. Chicken or fish.
Hello Sir, Chicken and fish both are very good sources of protein. I would advise you to take them instead of mutton if possible. Take skinless chicken. Thank you
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Are there any long-term effects associated with taking ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) medications? If so, what are they and what medications are implicated? What exactly is a spine block injection? Will it work long-term for low back pain due to disc problems? What causes Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and what is the best method of treatment? Can iodine help this condition?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Are there any long-term effects associated with taking ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) medications? I...
Use of stimulant decreases the symptoms to a much good effect and if we don't give stimulant medication There will be more of conduct disorder and progress in disease and for side effects we have to monitor the person and advice them accordingly And spine block injection is effective for six months
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I have uric acid problem created in past 3 months ago at this time now checking in uric acid levels 4.5 mg/dl level but creatine levels are increasing now 1.95 mg/dl today checking. So what should i do.

MBBS, D.P.H
General Physician, Gurgaon
I have uric acid problem created in past 3 months ago at this time now checking in uric acid levels 4.5 mg/dl level b...
For uric acid problem 1, avoid pulses 2. Avoid dairy product 3. Take high fibrous food, green leafy vegetables, fruits plenty of water 4. No alcohol ,no smoking, no tobacco your creatinine might due to some renal problem for that consult neprologist.
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I had a son of 5 years old (cesarean). Now, I am pregnant of 5 months. Never had diabetics earlier. Now I have been diagnosed with diabetics. My diabetics ranges from 113 to 130 for fasting and 150 to 160 pp. My HBA1C is 7.4 kindly suggest is there any complications during pregnancy. Please suggest.

M.B.S.(HOMEO), MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Visakhapatnam
I had a son of 5 years old (cesarean). Now, I am pregnant of 5 months. Never had diabetics earlier. Now I have been d...
Gestational diabetes only happens during pregnancy. If you have it, you can still have a healthy baby, with help from your doctor and by doing simple things every day to manage your blood sugar. After your baby is born, you may not have diabetes anymore. Gestational diabetes makes you more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, but it won’t definitely happen. Causes During pregnancy, the placenta makes hormones that can lead to a buildup of sugar in your blood. Usually, your pancreas can make enough insulin to handle that. If not, your blood sugar levels will rise and can cause gestational diabetes. Treatment To treat your gestational diabetes, your doctor will ask you to: Check your blood sugar levels four or more times a day. Do urine tests that check for ketones, which mean that your diabetes is not under control Eat a healthy diet that’s in line with your doctor’s recommendations Make exercise a habit Your doctor will track how much weight you gain and let you know if you need to take insulin or other medicine for your gestational diabetes.
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I am 56 years old person and have Diabetes type-2 since 6 yrs. My question is can you suggest my good & appropriate diet list.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda,
I am 56 years old person and have Diabetes type-2 since 6 yrs. My question is can you suggest my good & appropriate d...
Eat warm food which is freshly prepared and avoid reheated food, processed food, bakery items, milk products except ghee, sugarfree, paneer, sweets.
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My sugar level is 115 in the morning without breakfast. am I diabetic? Pleaase advise.

Diploma in Diabetology, Pregnancy & Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Prevention in Diabetes ,Thyroid
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
My sugar level is 115 in the morning without breakfast. am I diabetic? Pleaase advise.
You are prediabetic. Please also check your ppblood sugar hba1c and lipid profile. Please change life style brisk walking low carbohydrate diet.
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I am diagnosed Hypothyroid on 2012 and few doc say you hv goiter and few doc say you don't. I feel fatigue, join pain, heartbeat raises when I stand, feel faint when I do workout, diagnosed constipation and fistula 12 years ago and was not a major one. Several years of constipation and one day doc asked me to check thyroid and then I was diagnosed as hypothyroid. After taking thyroxine 25 mg I controlled my constipation. I am still taking 25 mg. When I was 19 or 20, I was suffering with men menstrual problem. Nightfall etc. Now I HV sinus problem as well, coz in 2011 o was stuck by cricket ball on my nose, due to it I always HV hard throat and excessive cough. So my problem revolve around my nose, throat, thyroid till anus and I suffer from it mood swing, fatigue,anxiety disorder, fear if I hv deadly disease. Please help and suggest. My height is 5.5 and my weight is 54 from last 13 years no gain after so much try.

MD, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Pune
I am diagnosed Hypothyroid on 2012 and few doc say you hv goiter and few doc say you don't. I feel fatigue, join pain...
Hello, we have self made specialised medicine prepared for complete management of thyroid. It includes correction of weight, stopping hair fall and alleviating other symptoms such as weakness, lethargy, increased sleep, infertility etc. This is how this treatment minimizes dependence on artificial hormones and stimulates thyroid gland to produce it's own natural hormone. At the same time, this treatment increases metabolic rate thereby helping maintain good weight over long term. Kindly let me know your age, height, weight and other symptoms if any. This information is vital so as to arrive at perfect prescription.
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Hi my dad is 65 smoking from 45 years recently went for lung ct which was normal but has coughing problem since 6 months which doesn't go he has thyroid his TSH count were 44.60 in june now they r 0.189 his total cholesterol was 202 in june now its 100 and hdl was 47 now 26 so wat can be the reason for coughing please help.

MSc Applied Biology, Diploma in Naturopathy
Ayurveda, Delhi
If taking some treatment for TSH, he need to align dose again IInd cough problem may be allergic/asthamic .2 million broc hules (air bags) ma be blocked with cough .ask for treatment and advice.
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I am diabetic my FBS is 113 pp is 120 random is 127 without medicine only diet and exercise can I eat Rice in daily basis or weak and which fruit is good for me in daily basis I am 26 year old my weight is 48.

MBBS, PGDCR
Diabetologist, Thane
I am diabetic my FBS is 113 pp is 120 random is 127 without medicine only diet and exercise can I eat Rice in daily b...
You nearly don't have Diabetes. You can eat rice. Have small portions of food more frequently. Make sure protien content is more in your food. You can eat strawberries, blueberries, watermelon, Musk melon, papaya regularly or daily without worrying much about blood sugar.
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My father is 50 years old. His cholesterol level is 298 nd blood sugar level is 151 in fasting. Please tell me what to do?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
My father is 50 years old. His cholesterol level is 298 nd blood sugar level is 151 in fasting. Please tell me what t...
Hi, He has to follow the under noted tips to over come his distress. He should go for a brisk walk in d morning to regulate his blood circulation . Take, plenty of water to eliminate toxins and to regulate metabolism to ease ,cholesterol and blood sugar level. He should go for meditation , specially deep breathing to nourish cells & tissues of d body. Avoid, spicy, irritant,friend food, direct sweets. Maintain all sorts of anti diabetic norms Take, homoeo medicine: @ Syz jimb Q- 10 drops, thrice a day with little water, before meal. Take care.
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I can't sleep at all the whole night. I am feeling loss of energy, drowsy. I am having hypothyroidism & diabetic problem, loosing weight & day by day looking so thin.

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I can't sleep at all the whole night. I am feeling loss of energy, drowsy. I am having hypothyroidism & diabetic prob...
avoid stress of illness, see your thyroid and diabetes under control, back with report so that i can help you. welcome
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Sugar fasting 180-190 after medicine janumet 1000 it will be 100- 110 but i want to continue with ayurvedic. So suggest.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), M.D in Ayurveda, Ph.D
Ayurveda, Hyderabad
For Diabetic there is good medicine . So let me see the blood sugar ( F) & (PP)& HbA1c. Send it to my email:-drvsrao58@gmail.com.
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My mom is having a sugar problem and after so much of taking care of diet and avoid all sweet items but then also her sugar keeps on increasing from 145 to 280 in awhile. What should I do for that .please suggest.

BSc
Ayurveda, Ujjain
My mom is having a sugar problem and after so much of taking care of diet and avoid all sweet items but then also her...
Give her neem capsule 1 in morning end 1 in night 30 minutes before lunch end dinner for a month than consult me for further treatment.
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Hello. Im 21years old my husband is 22years old and having thyroid. There will be in any prblm in having child. Will I conceive my husband having thyroid?

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Hello. Im 21years old my husband is 22years old and having thyroid. There will be in any prblm in having child. Will ...
Dear there is no problem till the the time you are taking proper thyroid medications. If your thyroid is in normal range then you are as normal as any other person.
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What causes hashimoto thyroiditis and. What is he best method of treatment? Can iodine helps this condition?

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Hashimoto's thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease, a disorder in which the immune system turns against the body's own tissues. In people with hashimoto's, the immune system attacks the thyroid. This can lead to hypothyroidism, a condition in which the thyroid does not make enough hormones for the body's needs. There is no cure for hashimoto's, but replacing hormones with medication can regulate hormone levels and restore your normal metabolism. Yes, iodine may help.
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