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Dr. G Shanmugasundaram

MBBS, MD - Medicine, DM - Endocrinology

Endocrinologist, Chennai

12 Years Experience  ·  400 - 500 at clinic
Dr. G Shanmugasundaram MBBS, MD - Medicine, DM - Endocrinology Endocrinologist, Chennai
12 Years Experience  ·  400 - 500 at clinic  ·  ₹ online
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. G Shanmugasundaram is an experienced Endocrinologist in Cantonment, Chennai. He has had many happy patients in his 12 years of journey as a Endocrinologist. He is a qualified MBBS, MD - Medicine, DM - Endocrinology. He is currently practising at St Thomas Hospital in Cantonment, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. G Shanmugasundaram on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University (TNMGRMU), Chennai - 2004
MD - Medicine - PGIMER, Chandigarh - 2007
DM - Endocrinology - PGIMER, Chandigarh - 2010
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Indian Medical Association (IMA)

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Sir, I am a diabetic for the last 13 years. I have seen use of honey for various traditional medicines to improve health, like reducing weight and lot many others. Can I use honey with other ingredients like ginger, garlic, tulsi, turmeric etc to treat various common ailments and home treatments, being a diabetic.

Practical Course in Diabetology, POST GRADUATE COURSE IN DIABETOLOGY, MBBS
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Sir, I am a diabetic for the last 13 years. I have seen use of honey for various traditional medicines to improve hea...
Honey usually not allowed in diabetes but if you are well controlled, in negligible amount can be taken.
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I am Diabatic since 20 years i take allopathy but now my sugar level is going above 160 fasting.

MD - Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist
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Get your HbA1c test done.Diet control and regular physical activity is must.Visit your doctor regularly.
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I am a 55 years old ex army officer (Retd. Suffering from thyroid since three years and taking thyronorms 150 mg continuously and want to permanent solution. Thanks and regards.

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I am a 55 years old ex army officer (Retd. Suffering from thyroid since three years and taking thyronorms 150 mg cont...
Dear sir. Taking these medicines are only permanent solution for it. Consult your consultant regularly. Follow test thyroid profile every 3 to 6 months. Take green veg.
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I normally check my blood sugar without symptoms by doctor grouse metre it comes 111, what it shows.

Dip.Diab, Fellowship Diabetology (Gold Medallist), MBBS
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I normally check my blood sugar without symptoms by doctor grouse metre it comes 111, what it shows.
It shows a pre-diabetic state. However, there can be 10-15 % variability in the glucometer readings. It would be ideal to check blood sugar both fasting and pp in the lab once a year. Doing an hba1c also helps in diagnosis. Alternatively, you can get a glucose tolerance test done also.
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I have type 1 diabetes and intake 25 units apidra both time with glucobay50 mg but my fasting sugar is180 and pubs is145 so advice me to control my fasting sugary.

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I have type 1 diabetes and intake 25 units apidra both time with glucobay50 mg but my fasting sugar is180 and pubs is...
You might be having rebound hyperglycaemia in your fasting sample, because with 25 units of actrapid your post meal level is 145 only meaning insulin is effectively controlling it. Possibly after the evening dose of insulin and a longer interval between dinner and lunch, by the early hours of morning your blood sugar might be going below normal without your knowledge while you are asleep. At this the internal mechanisms of body release anti insulin hormones and the morning blood sugar in fasting samples is raised. The doctors even somtimes get misguided by this and further increase the evening dose of insulin insead of reducing it. In your case the evening dose may be reduced by 2 units and afte about 1 week the fasting sample be rechecked. It should show normal or near normal level.
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I have diabetes please help me its is increasing day by day please help me to reduce the diabetes.

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I have diabetes please help me its is increasing day by day please help me to reduce the diabetes.
Dear user avoid fried foods sweets, pkgd foods, colas, juices, ice creams use skim milk n its products if non vegetarian den stick to chicken n fish, avoid red meats use of whole grains n pulses will help you in keeping sugar levels in control root veggies like aloo should be taken in moderation minimize use of fat, use refined oil go for exercise or walk daily try various types of veggies in salad form. Fasting n feasting should be avoided.

I am taking tablets past 5years for high BP n sugar. Tablet name is olserton 4. & glymi m plain. Atpresent my sugar result found 205 after fasting n also cholesterol at top limit.

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I am taking tablets past 5years for high BP n sugar. Tablet name is olserton 4. & glymi m plain. Atpresent my sugar r...
you should on your eating habits. You can control cholesterol / hdl / ldl/t.g. and obesity by using following flax oil, omega-3 fatty meal or cap., take . green veg., whole grain foods, spicy foods, Use GARLIC in foods daily ,. Cod liver oil. Low sugar foods, low calories foods. Change own life style . do meditation,yoga, Go walk daily in morning and evening, do any one physically activity daily i.e. play any game., Avoid fast foods, oily foods, alcohol,smoking, fatty foods, non-veg., avoid stress, take plenty of water in day time. one important that is take 1 glass of water before bed at night. Because it protect from heart fail during sleep at night. Take anti cholesterol medicines . you can take diet for diabetes. low sugar breakfast cereal oats., low sugar bran flakes,peas or leafy green. brown rice .whole grain foods. whole grain pasta. Avoid stress. Alcohol, sweet foods, oily and spicy foods, fast foods, cold drinks, Go for walk. You can join zym. By meditation and medication You can control diabetes / sugar level. DO tests HBA1C every 6 months.
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I am having uric acid and my joints are paining. What should I do?

MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
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I am having uric acid and my joints are paining. What should I do?
A high uric acid level can be caused when your body either produces too much uric acid or your kidneys don't eliminate uric acid rapidly enough. A high uric acid level may cause increasingly frequent attacks of gout, or it may never cause problems. A high uric acid level may also cause some people to develop kidney stones or kidney failure. And some people with a high uric acid level also develop high blood pressure, heart disease or chronic kidney disease, but it's often unclear whether this is a direct cause or merely an early warning sign of these conditions. Factors that may cause a high uric acid level in your blood include: Diuretic medications (water pills),Drinking too much alcohol,Genetics (inherited tendencies),hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid),Immune-suppressing drugs,Niacin, or vitamin B-3, obesity,psoriasis, Purine-rich diet — organ meat, game meat, anchovies, herring, gravy, dried beans, driedpeas, mushrooms and other foods Renal insufficiency — inability of the kidneys to filter waste Tumor lysis syndrome — a rapid release of cells into the blood caused by certain cancers or by chemotherapy for those cancers,Also, you may be monitored for high uric acid levels when undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment for cancer. Avoid protein diets, avoid more milk products. bad habits , fast food/fat/oily,salty foods. Coffee, smoking, alcohol intake. Non-veg., take whole grain,oats,green veg.,plenty of water in day time, 1 glass of water at night before bed. Take tab. Zyloric 100 mg once a day. Tab. Ulracet sos for pain in joints.

I' m a 45yo insulin dependent diabetic male. Am on lantus (once a day, 18 units) and lispro (humalog) pre-meals. Also, take a blood thinner-statin combo (ecosprin av 75). My question: should I take my insulin shots (lantus, lispro or both) before my exercise or after? what should be the target blood sugar before exercise? I play badminton or squash for 40 min every morning. I ask this because I find my blood sugar high even an hour after exercise. I don' t take insulin before exercise and have a light meal half hour before it. An egg and two toast or an egg and a banana. Let me know. Thanks.

Practical Course in Diabetology, POST GRADUATE COURSE IN DIABETOLOGY, MBBS
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Take your insulin in routine. Homolog before meals n lantus bedtime. What is more important you should check your sugar before n after exercise. If it is persistently high you can increase the dose of lantus by 4. 6 units. That won't increase the risk of hypoglycemia but if add homolog before exercise, chances of hypo will increase.

What is the reason that people get thyroid? What is the cure if hyper thyroid to get rid of permanently?

CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
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Lybrate-user, madam thyroid is the normal gland present in all of us, it produces hormone thyroxine, essential for development and functioning of brain, plus essential for almost all vital metabolic activities in the body. Deficiency of that hormone causes hypothyroidism and excess causes hyperthyroidism. Why thyroid disease occur is difficult to explain. There are many reasons including auto immune causes (hashimoto's disease - causing hypothyroidism), iodine deficiency leading to goitre and hypothyroidism. Radiation, environmental causes, heredity etc. All the conditione related to thyroid gland can only be treated and controlled. There is no cure. Treatment is for lifetime.
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I am diabetic last 9 year's taken insulin two times.My fasting never came normal what can l do?

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician
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Please mention your recent bsl reports and ongoing treatment and revert back to me for further assistance.

I have question for sugar patients. What are the foods they need to take. Per day how long they need to walk.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
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I have question for sugar patients. What are the foods they need to take. Per day how long they need to walk.
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. They should walk for at least 30 minutes per day.

MMed -Family Medicine, MBBS
General Physician
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One of the complications of imbalance in thyroid hormones is hair loss. Once you get your treatment to regulate thyroid hormone levels, the hair loss problem should resolve by itself. Besides, you can also do a few things to deal with thyroid induced hair loss.
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Any alternate to stop bp and sugar tablet daily ?

MD - Diabetology, Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS), MBBS
Endocrinologist
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You have mentioned that you (or the patient) have type 1 diabetes. If this is true, there is no way you can stop insulin.

I am 53 years old .one time my blood sugar was 230 at night (i've eaten sweets and so much things made of sugar) next day I found it was 95 after 6 hours of taking meals. I will have the HbA1c test. If I find the results positive then will I have to completely rely on medicines all the time or it will be controlled by eating proper diet and exercise? Thanks.

MBBS, Diploma in Diabetology, Certificate Course in Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (CCGDM), Post Graduate Course in Diabetology
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I am 53 years old .one time my blood sugar was 230 at night (i've eaten sweets and so much things made of sugar) next...
Hba1c test is not about it being positive or negative. It provides an estimate of your average sugar levels over the past 3 months. Based on the level and other factors like blood pressure, cholesterol, heart problems etc, it is decided whether you will require medicines.
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Sir I want 2 know what should be the diabetes patients diet chart?

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Sir I want 2 know what should be the diabetes patients diet chart?
For a diabetic it is best advised to have a diet planned as per the sugar levels, lifestyle and history. Though you can follow some guidelines - have small frequent meals. Do not fast for long hours. Avoid a very heavy meal at one time. Avoid fruit juices, aerated drinks or sugarcane juice, honey, jaggery or sugar. Avoid junk foods. Exercise and stay active. Do not attempt to try out too many remedies as you could go into hypoglycaemia. Sleep well. It's all a matter of discipline.
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My wife age 27 years have thyroid problem slightly more TSH 4.06 range (. 4 to 4 Uiu/ml). Not having period for last two months since 14 November. Ultra sound and pregnancy test is negative. What are the possible causes of this problem. She is not ready to take regestrone or other pills to force mc.

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My wife age 27 years have thyroid problem slightly more TSH 4.06 range (. 4 to 4 Uiu/ml). Not having period for last ...
Mr Arif, If she wants to become pregnant then TSH levels should be closer to 2 mill units/ ml. That is possible only taking thyroxine tablets is a prescribed dose and checking TSH levels periodically to see if there needs to be any increase in thyroxine dosage.
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My uric acid level is high, what kind of fruits, liquid and vegetables are beneficial for me?

MBBS
General Physician
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take tab febutaz 1tab od for 15 days, avoid protein diet, milk and its product, paneer, cheese, non veg etc.drink 3-4 liter of water daily, morning walk for 1 hr daily, it will help you. Thanks
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Preserving Your Fertility

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
IVF Specialist
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Here are some tips to preserve fertility in women
Preserving Your Fertility
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Nutritional Tip for Fertility

MBBS, DGO, MD, Fellowship in Gynae Oncology
Gynaecologist
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If you want to boost your fertility and increase the chances of getting pregnant follow these tips:

1. Stay positive
2. Keep your body hydrated
3. Drink more water
4. Cut out drinks
5. Consume green vegetables
6. Eat good quality protein with each meal, such as organic chicken, fish, grass fed meat and plant protein such as beans and pulses, nuts and seeds.
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