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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 Diploma in Diabetology, MD - General Medicine Endocrinologist, Chennai
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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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Indian Medical Association (IMA)
Association of Physicians of India (API)
Research Society for the Study of Diabetes in India (RSSDI)
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American Diabetes Association (ADA)
European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD)

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Bariatric Surgery Has Emerged as New Form of Surgery for Diabetes

Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, Fellowship in Bariatric Surgery, M.S.
Bariatrician, Lucknow
Bariatric Surgery Has Emerged as New Form of Surgery for Diabetes

Diabetes is a gnawing problem that affects millions throughout the world. It is a disorder that if overlooked can lead to serious diseases; cardiovascular ailments, problems related to vision, kidney problems and many more. While medication tries to regulate your blood sugar levels, it is not always unfailing. Medication along with changes in your diet and lifestyle can still not improve your condition in certain cases. At times it is hard to increase the insulin production in a person's body even after administering medicines solely known for their efficacy. Such kind of diabetic patients can therefore benefit from a Bariatric surgery.

What is a Bariatric surgery?
Bariatric surgery doesn't refer to a single operative method. It involves a host of surgical procedures conducted on a person to rid him or her of obesity. Obesity in combination with diabetes can make a person's life miserable. The treatment of one can come in the way of curing the other. A diabetic patient who also suffers from obesity usually finds it hard to lose weight in spite of exercising or being on diet. Surgery comes to their rescue. This kind of surgery should be fallen back upon as the lender of last resort that is to say when other solutions have not helped. Bariatric surgery is always performed under skilled supervision. It might include reduction of the size of your stomach, removal of a portion of the stomach, or even gastric bypass surgery.

How does Bariatric surgery help reduce Diabetes?
Diabetes can be of three basic kinds;

  1. Type 1 diabetes in which the body produces no amount of insulin.
  2. Type 2 diabetes in which the body produces an insufficient amount of insulin
  3. Gestational diabetes that pregnant women tend to contract.

Bariatric surgery proves to be very advantageous for patients of Type 2 diabetes:

  1. Surgery lowers blood sugar levels considerably. Research shows people with acute diabetes made huge improvements after having undergone a Bariatric surgery. Their blood sugar levels dropped by a noticeable percentage and they felt healthier. Reduced blood sugar is an almost immediate effect in some while for others it does take some time.
  2. Bariatric surgery exercises a control over cholesterol, blood pressure and triglyceride levels.
  3. The impressive benefits of this operation for a Type 2 diabetes patient are not superficial or temporary. If the patient adheres to the lifestyle prescribed by a doctor, takes medication regularly and follows the basics of post operative care he or she is likely to remain beyond the ambit of this metabolic disorder.
  4. It successfully takes care of ailments resulting from diabetes.
  5. Bariatric surgery can eliminate the need for medication or it can reduce the dosage of medicines you take.
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I m diabetic since last 15 yrs. On insuline lantus solstar. Dosage 30 morning 20 eveng. Main medicine Galvus 50+5000 twice in a day. Main problm Sexually defunct 80% Kindly sugest for sex booster. Age 64 yrs Fasting avg 120 to 150 PP avg 150 to 200. Thanks

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), M.D in Ayurveda, Ph.D
Ayurveda, Hyderabad
Dear , please let me know blood test ie HbA1C, then I will suggest the best Ayurvedic Medicine which works for your sexual problems also.
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I am having diabetes for 4yrs back and sometimes I use medicines but not regularly now I am having sugar of 350 what should I do.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
I am having diabetes for 4yrs back and sometimes I use medicines but not regularly now I am having sugar of 350 what ...
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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My father had diabetes from past 20 years now his age is 57, from last one year on his hand have small hard bubbles are coming and he not able to rotate his entire hand into 180 degrees he can rotate UpTo 120 degrees only. Please suggest good medication and daily food items. Thank you.

BHMS
Homeopath, Barabanki
My father had diabetes from past 20 years now his age is 57, from last one year on his hand have small hard bubbles a...
Mr. lybrate-user don't take this change lightly, this may be the beginning of serious diabetic neuropathy. Consult a good diabetologist near you and prevent lot of later troubles.
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My mother is 46 years old, she has come to know that she is suffering from thyroid. please give me suggestion what to eat and what not to eat and other tips.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Mr. Lybrate-user, by saying" she is suffering from thyroid" are referring to hypothyroidism? because thyroid is a normal gland present is all of us, which produces hormone thyroxine. So please clarify that. If she has hypothyroidism, then she has to avoid soy beans, soy containing products, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, radish, peanuts, mustard and coffee. She should use whole grain flour for roti and chapati, avoid maida and products made of that. Should consume more of green leafy vegetables, salads and fruits. Should exercise daily for 1 hour and take a restricted diet. Thanks.
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Sir I am from. Jaisalmer, RajSthan. Sir meri sadi ko 15 month ho gye hai or abhi tk meri wife ko garbh stay nhi hua h or maine apni wife k sare checkup kra liye hai unme bhi kuchh nhi ata h to sir please koi solution btaye.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Sir I am from. Jaisalmer, RajSthan. Sir meri sadi ko 15 month ho gye hai or abhi tk meri wife ko garbh stay nhi hua h...
Hello, Subject to every thing is normal in a male partner,  underlying norms be monitored for quick & safe pregnancy. •female partner should take plenty of water to hydrate the entire body. •Should go for meditation to reduce stress and nourish reproductive organs & to control BP, level. Apart from medication, you need to opt the under lying food elements to carry on your pregnancy safely and faster, even. •Apples - carry. Vit A, B1,B2, B6,C & folic acid, hence-eating apples during pregnancy provide quick energy containing  carbohydrate with low calory, preventing high blood pressure in a pregnant women. Sugar and insulin levels be maintained to tone up  the hormonal balance including  reproductive system. Calculation of ovulation period be taken into account to concieve fast & successfully. Banana, brown bread & rice, mackerel, salmon, tofu ,eggs, lemon, orange, almonds, ashpargus, kidney bean, milk, cheese carry safer & faster  pregnancy. Homoeopathy may stand with you in need. Your feedback matters, please for further follow up, please. Tk care.
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I am 54 and a diabetic for past 10 years and I am taking insulin dose of 50-50 insulin 27 units in morning and 22 units at night. Present sugar level is fasting 180 and pp 280 respectively, kindly advise suitable dose to control the sugar level.

PGC Diabetology, MBBS
General Physician, Hyderabad
I am 54 and a diabetic for past 10 years and I am taking insulin dose of 50-50 insulin 27 units in morning and 22 uni...
Hi, you can increase the dose of insulin. I also need hba1c test results to properly advice dose of insulin. I need to know the height and weight. Is there hypertension or high bp? please consult personally or on lybrate with the results so that I can give detailed advice.
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Some allopathic medicines are to be taken before food for diabetes. Before how many minutes they should be taken? Thanks K Shanmugam.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Post Graduate Certficate in Ksharsutra & Ano-Rectal Diseases, MD - Medicine
Ayurveda, Mumbai
Some allopathic medicines are to be taken before food for diabetes. Before how many minutes they should be taken?
Tha...
Hello There, 15 minute before food with 1/2 cup of water. If forgot you can take after food also but do not miss your dose. Please follow these food & life style modification advise for better results:- -On time food :- Breakfast 7-8 am, Lunch 12-1 pm & Dinner 7-8 pm -Fresh Seasonal Fruits daily twice at 10-11 am & 4-5 pm -Pomegranate very good. -Lot of Cooked Vegetable – 1 bowl full in each meal -1 Bowl Full Dal (Pulses) in each meal -Boiled water. -Increase Natural Proteins intake by 20% in each meal. -Reduce 25% quantity of Rice, Idly, Chapati OR Roti in each meal -Healthy life Style, Only Healthy Homemade Food -No Raw, Oily, Maid, Chana, Rajma, Potato, Brinjal, Fried, Chat, Bhel, Junk, Fermented, Tinned, Packed Food. -Sleep time 10 pm to 6 am (daily 6 to 8 hrs sleep is good) -No Day time sleep & night working. -NAP Therapy - Advance Panchkarm is very fast effective & you will experience good effects - good control in 1-2 week. -NAP Therapy will also prevent future complication For further proper treatment Consult.
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What is meant by diabetes and if you eat more sweets is there any problem in future..

MBBS, MD - Medicine
General Physician, Delhi
What is meant by diabetes and if you eat more sweets is there any problem in future..
Diabetes has nothing to do with eating more and less amount of sweets. But there are other risk factors for diabetes such as: family history of diabetes overweight physical inactivity increasing age high blood pressure ethnicity.
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Hi. My daughter 61/2 years old was recently diagnosed with hypthroidism with tsh levels about 120. I started her on homeopathy treatment. After 2 months tsh levels came down to around 70 which was again repeated after a month and levels remained same at 70. My query is whether I can continue homeopathy for how long as I am concerned her growth should not be affected. Please guide.

MD, BHMS
Homeopath, Bhilai
Dear, as your concerned for your daughter had you ever find another way of treatment for her if not please find and you will find that she will be taking medicines life long without break and with increasing dose but in homeopathy the nature plays a part as the medication done by your reliable homeopath to make her body make physiological functions by its own. Thank you.
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I recently did a full body test from Thyrocare. All readings are good except Uric Acid which is high 7.2. Please can you tell me how to quickly bring it down as it is worrying me a lot.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Zirakpur
I recently did a full body test from Thyrocare. All readings are good except Uric Acid which is high 7.2. Please can ...
1.Take plenty of water daily. 2.Avoid high protien diet like Pulses,cheese ,curd etc. 3.Use copper vessel for drinking water. 4.Drink giloy juice.That is good for uric acid.
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How to control diabetes, and food one should eat to control it and how to control pains in knee and backbone, eating healthy food is enough or person should take medicine?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
How to control diabetes, and food one should eat to control it and how to control pains in knee and backbone, eating ...
Nagamaji, Diabetes mellitus is a disease occurring due to deficiency of insulin or resistance to the action of insulin or both. If a person has been diagnosed to have diabetes, then treatment is a must. Only diet control and exercise are not going to be helpful. In fact drug plus diet and exercise are necessary. A person with diabetes should avoid sweets, direct sugar and jaggery, deep fried foods, junk foods and pastries. Also avoid red meat and egg yolk. Should consume more of green leafy vegetables, salads, permitted fruits (100 g a day). Always use whole grain flour avoid refined foods. Caloric intake should be based on Ideal Body Weight, sugar levels and extent of daily physical exercise. For preventing back ache there are specific exercises for back muscles including some stretching routines or asanas, which should be practiced. Knee pain if it is due to osteoarthritis better to consult an orthopedician.
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I am 40years old male and I m suffering for blood pressure high and also I am diabetes person last 2 year. What should I do?

M.sc in dietetics and community nutrittion management
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Kolkata
I am 40years old male and I m suffering for blood pressure high and also I am diabetes person last 2 year. What shoul...
Do regular exercise and follow these.Eat small amount of foods frequently.Avoid underground vegetables,banana,pumpkin.Eat whole fruits.Take lots of vegetables,whole wheat,whole grain,oats.Take fish,egg white,oyestar,seafood,soy milk,soy products more.Use healthy fat small amount.Avoid fast foods,junk foods,processed foods.Avoid sugar,sweetened juice.Avoid extra table salt.Drink lots of water specially before meals.Stay stress free and quality sleep.These will help in diabetes as well as in high blood pressure.
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I have problem like weight gaining, weakness, coldness, I think problem is thoyrid. Waht can I do. I am scare, what can I do, I don't want to start life time medicine.

CCMTD, CCEBDM, C.Diabetology, American Diabetes Association, DOMS, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
It could be thyroid dysfunction. Do thyroid function test like tsh ft4 ft3 and anti tpo antibodies report. Treatment will be decided later after the reports arrive.
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I have been observing high level of sugar in my blood levels around 180 fasting and 220 normally on some days, normally it remains within limits. I am not controlling my diet on days when sugar level is normal I am 37 with no family history of high sugar levels. Kindly suggest what tests could be done to identify the problem n what do you diagnose out of it. I have been on valprin chrono 500 due to epileptic seizures which occurred around 12 yrs back.

MBBS, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
I have been observing high level of sugar in my blood levels around 180 fasting and 220 normally on some days, normal...
Hba1c is most reliable test and gives an approximate idea of past 3 months sugar level. At your age target should be near to 6.5 with diet exercise and medication. Along with hba1c, following tests needs to be done as you are on anti epileptics as well. Fbs ppbs urine routine serum creatinine lipid profile liver profile.
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I am a hypo thyroid patient. It was diagnosed about one and a half year back. Then tsh level was 13. As per doctors advise I took thyronorm 50 mcg tablets for about six months. Tft on 26/10/2014 is t3 0.97 t4 7.77 us tsh 31.01. Then doctor advised to take thyronorm 100 mcg. After about three months later on 19/02/2015 my test result as t3 1.20 t4 8.12 tsh 4.32. I took thyronorm 75 mcg as advised by doctor. Now on 09/07/2015 my test result as t3 1.29 t4 9.47 tsh 3.39. Kindly advise whether I need further medication.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am a hypo thyroid patient. It was diagnosed about one and a half year back. Then tsh level was 13. As per doctors a...
In hypothyroidism:-- where there is 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 bad habits . Avoid stress. Some Relax during work. Go for walk, 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 may help, avoid oily foods,junk foods, go for walk. Do Tests every 3 to 6 months. And consut doctor on time.
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I had thyroid, was taking 25 mg tab. Now I am pregnant 2 months .In the blood test thyroid was normal .So should I continue with thyroid tab or stop it .since I am pregnant.

MBBS, M.D.(Gen.Medicine)
General Physician, Chennai
I had thyroid, was taking 25 mg tab. Now I am pregnant 2 months .In the blood test thyroid was normal .So should I co...
You should continue to take the same dose of Thyroxine throughout pregnancy, since the blood test is normal indicating that the replacement dose is ok.
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I tried to half my meal but I feel hungry , what should I do. I am diabetic from 2009 and take gp1 once in a day.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Gurgaon
I tried to half my meal but I feel hungry , what should I do. I am diabetic from 2009 and take gp1 once in a day.
Hi, to control sugars neither it is required to eat very less nor it is advisable. You should have your meals properly. The thing which is required is to practice healthy eating habits. Though diabetes can not be cured still sugar levels can be managed well if you follow proper diet, do regular physical activity and take medications if prescribed by your doctor. Apart from these monitoring your sugars regularly is also very important as it give you a fair idea of your present situation. Limit refined carbohydrates like white bread, pasta, and rice, as well as soda, candy, packaged meals, and snack foods. Focus on high-fiber complex carbohydrates €”also known as slow-release carbs. Like whole cereals, whole pulses etc. Before taking your major meals always take a good quantity of fresh vegetable salads, it will help you to control sugars as well as will give you feeling of fullness too. For in between snacking take fruits, sprouts, roasted chana etc.
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I am diabetic for 10 years now. I do not control any food intake including sweets. I am under regular madication as prescribed by doctor. Do my eating habits effect the kidney in long run. What are the symptoms for serious effects please let me know.

MBBS, Diploma in Diabetology, DDM, CCACCD
Diabetologist, Mumbai
Symptoms for any condition will depend on the organ involved. Your diet should be in small quantities at frequent intervals to avoid any complications. Sweets intake should be minimal.
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