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Dr. G Shanmugasundaram

MBBS, MD - Medicine, DM - Endocrinology

Endocrinologist, Chennai

13 Years Experience  ·  400 - 500 at clinic
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Dr. G Shanmugasundaram MBBS, MD - Medicine, DM - Endocrinology Endocrinologist, Chennai
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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 13 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
Professional Memberships
Indian Medical Association (IMA)

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Sir. I am hyperthyroid and having thyronorm 50 mcg. I am suffering from severe shoulder pain on my left hand. Is it a side effect? Please reply me. Its hurting very badly. I consulted an ortho surgeon and medicated for that. When I stop the medicine, the pain re appears. Should I change the tablet? Thank you.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. Since you are taking Levothyroxine 50 mcg, you have Hypothyroidism. It is essential to maintain TSH level <3 mU/L to be free from all the symptoms hypothyroidism. Please check the level and come back. Also check your blood glucose level both fasting and Pp and come back. Thanks.
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Sir maine full body chekup karaya usme fasting sugar level 228 hai (mere pencreas me sualin hai kafi time se prob chal rahi hai) doctor ko dikhaya to unhone bola ki pencrea insulin nahi bana pa rahi hai isiliye sugar jyada hai. Aab mai sugar ke liye kya karun & pet ki prob bhi hai hamesha Sujan type rahta hai.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Sir maine full body chekup karaya usme fasting sugar level 228 hai (mere pencreas me sualin hai kafi time se prob cha...
Hello, Please go for underlying natural norms: Go for a walk in the morning to restore your circulation of blood. Go for meditation to reduce your stress to nourish your pancreas. Your diet be simple, on time. Avoid, junk food, direct sweets, alcohol, nicotine. Tk homoeo medicine:@Syzegium zimb Q-10 drops, thrice before breakfast, lunch & dinner. Report fortnightly. Tk, care.
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She is suffering diabetes for 8 years her age is 63. In last 1 year she done surgery of right leg for infection. Kindly send tips for control sugar.

MBBS, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
She is suffering diabetes for 8 years her age is 63. In last 1 year she done surgery of right leg for infection. Kind...
Diet control and exercise is very important in management of diabetes. At her age hba1c of less than 7 is target for sugar control without hypoglycemia. What medicine she is taking? due to her leg abscess or ulcer she might have exercise restriction but even a few min walk will help a lot.
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I have blood sugar level as fbs 176 and ppbs 297 and hba1c 255 can you give suggestion to control my diabetes please give diet list.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Ghaziabad
I have blood sugar level as fbs 176 and ppbs 297 and hba1c 255 can you give suggestion to control my diabetes please ...
Dear lybrate-user start medicines for diabetes immediately. You are still in young age so do the following: 1. Stop over eating. 2. Do brisk walk daily for 35-45 minutes. 3. You can start activities like swimming cycling or jogging also. Yoga is another good thing but shall be done with qualified instructor. 4. Cut down potato, rice, sweets from your diet. 5. Have tea coffee without sugar and sugar free, in few days you will adjust with taste. 6. Take less of alcohol, dry fruits etc. Though you can have few almonds. With this discipline and medicine you will be able to control diabetes. Wish you a speedy recovery.
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I have a thyroid problem. Which type of medicines I can use and what precautions should taken by me please give me correct response.

MBBS, FCGP, DRM, FEBNM (Europe)
Nuclear Medicine Physician, Mumbai
I have a thyroid problem. Which type of medicines I can use and what precautions should taken by me please give me co...
You have not mentioned specifically what type of thyroid-related issues you have, like hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism, without which no medicines can be suggested.
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I am 29 yr male, I have thyroid problem and using thyroxine sodium 100 mg tablets and my weight is 96 should I have increase the power or to continue with the same.?

MS - ENT
ENT Specialist, Bangalore
I am 29 yr male, I have thyroid problem and using thyroxine sodium 100 mg tablets and my weight is 96 should I have i...
Dosage of thyronorm depends on your thyroid profile. You need to get your t3 t4 tsh done or atleast tsh done and consult doctor for change of dosage if at all required.
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Last week my creatine was 1.1 for years, 6 days back test was performed and came to be 1.1 again but today I have noticed it is elevated to 2.0, My uric acid is 9.4, today I ate red meet and drank alcohol 3 hours prior to test.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Last week my creatine was 1.1 for years, 6 days back test was performed and came to be 1.1 again but today I have not...
Red meat is probably the most well known foods high in uric acid causing purines. Try to avoid beef, lamb, venison and mutton and instead replace them with white meats such as chicken or duck, which don't contain as many purines but should be eaten only occasionally. Even better replacements are vegetarian alternatives. Also alcohol. Repeat test after fasting overnight.
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Infertility

MSc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Lucknow
Infertility

Infertility : You are not alone

I meet many ladies everyday who are fighting with infertility. Some express their Desire to have kids and pain associated with infertility openly and some are shy to share anything. People make allowances for all sorts of grief. Infertility is a loss of staggering proportions. A feeling of being incomplete, A feeling of deep emptiness from Inside ....
Those brave ladies who experience it, it can be deep , incomprehensible, painful Bewildering and Mind-numbing. Its not easy loss to define or put into words. Not having a child is something which makes them deeply hurt. I am sharing My experience in the Clinic today , A wonderful lady , very focused and warm person. Expressed her feelings openly with an heavy heart . This emotional Turmoil may be faced by many ladies. Just sharing so that many of us can identify with her and get a positive attitude and rest of us might provide them enough positivity and strength to lead a normal life.
We all will agree that it is sad to not be able to have children, the idea of feeling desperation and wild crippling grief could seem dramatic, excessive and even weak.
She told me that Most common response from the people I meet is the word ' Kum se kum Tumhe cancer , to nahi hai, Tumne baccha to nahi khoya hai, Koi aur serious problem to nahi hai na ''' The word ' KUM se Kum ' ( At least ) can be very disheartening many times.
We all are different and we deal with our emotional status differently. According to her she was not very happy with the ATLEAST concept of sympathizing . 
She told ,many times in her fight with infertility she needed positivity around me , needed someone to sit down and hold her hand and say, "I'm so sorry, this must hurt so much. I'm here for you." Anyone who does not have mockery in eyes ,have deep love and compassion in every word and the very fact that they allowed my grief to exist and they heard me was healing. So Simple thing which can make her energized.
Unfortunately, more often, the unintentional message she heard was that of her sadness being undermined, made less by the words "at least."
even I was thinking How could her personal pain possibly measure up against all the greater tragedies in the world?
I found her eyes becoming wet as she described how she cried rivers over the little boys and little girls who would never have her smile or her husband's eyes. she began to have dreams of stumbling down a difficult forest path leading to a pitch black lake where a child was floating face down in the water. Even she wanted to hug her child and feel the simple pleasure of being a MOM. Even I felt my heart go for her... Becoming a Mother can be the most happy experience of anyone's life. 
When I was talking to her I realized that There is nothing trivial about grief over infertility. A person can grieve the loss of their dream of a biological family as honestly and deeply as someone else can grieve the loss of a child or parent or partner or their health.
There is no "at least" when it comes to the breaking of the human heart, there is no need to try to measure one person's pain against another to see who is worthy of feeling grief and who isn't.
If some one from your near and dear ones is fighting with Infertility then assure that they have the emotional and mental support from you. A real guidance and taking the medical help at right time can do wonders. But we all require some amount of sensitivity towards their pain. Rest can be done by doctors and medical professionals . The only thing is Power of Positivity and feeling that someone Understands their pain.

How to reduce blood sugar level? I am a diabetic. Taking tablets for past ten year. But still my blood sugar level before food is 90 to 110. But after food it is always above 230.

MBBS, MD - Medicine
General Physician, Delhi
How to reduce blood sugar level? I am a diabetic. Taking tablets for past ten year. But still my blood sugar level be...
You should do some activity immediately after taking food for first 30mins instead of just sitting to improve your insulin sensitivity. Other precautions as follows: 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 a 46 years old male from New Delhi, India, non drinker. I had been diagnosed with Blood Sugar couple of years back, my blood glucose level are Fasting 224 and PP 360. I have been taking Ayurveda medicines for this. I have started walking 45 minutes a day. please help.

MBBS, Diploma in Diabetology, Certificate Course in Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (CCGDM), Post Graduate Course in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
I am a 46 years old male from New Delhi, India, non drinker. I had been diagnosed with Blood Sugar couple of years ba...
Although it is good that you have started regular walks, you need to start on allopathic medicines too. Also, check with your doctor about screening for any early complications of diabetes so that they can be controlled at an early stage. You would need a few blood and urine tests and also an eye checkup.
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Hello doctor, I am 26 year old female. Since two months I m not feeling well. Went to doctor he said I have high bp. But said that he can't prescribe medicine for bp because it's not right to use in this age. I had anxiety problem last month. This month I have no anxiety problem. But the problem is I am unable to burp after having meals. I have undergone sugar, cholesterol, haemoglobin and thyroid tests when doctor asked me to undergo. Except for low haemoglobin and thyroid everything was normal. I am using thyronorm 25 mg tablet now. Haemoglobin is 9.5 the problem is I have to walk everyday for 30 mins. But I am unable to walk because of dizziness. I come back to home within 10 mins. I am also having gas problem. Unable to burp and cannot resist hunger. Sometimes palpitations occurs whenever burp is coming. I m worried about my health doctor. Please tell me whether anything is serious. I want to continue walking for 30 mins and start good exercises. But unable to. Eagerly waiting for your reply.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Hello doctor,  I am 26 year old female. Since two months I m not feeling well. Went to doctor he said I have high bp....
you should be avoid bad habits . Avoid stress. Some Relax during work. Drink more water, high-carbohydrate foods such as potatoes, rice, pasta and bread. You can take 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. 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. Tests every 3 to 6 months.
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What are the symptoms of diabetes? And what we have to do for controlling the severe hairball.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Karnal
What are the symptoms of diabetes? And what we have to do for controlling the severe hairball.
Diabetes is symptom less initially. Its better to keep getting sugar levels checked every 3 months once you cross age of forty. Usual symptoms are excessive thirst increase in urine frequency wounds and infections taking timd to heal recurrent infections of genital tract unexplained weight loss For hair fall ,you should treat dandruff if present, exercise regularly and have balanced good having plenty of protein. Consult doctor if this doesn't help.
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I am sugar patient for last two years now sugar after food level is 200 I am taking Glynase tablets 1.5 for two times a day. Is it okay kindly suggest please.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am sugar patient for last two years now sugar after food level is 200
I am taking Glynase tablets 1.5 for two times...
Your pp (post prandial) sugar is still high. 1. Do regular aerobic exercise for 1 hour daily (brisk walking, jogging, running, swimming, cycling etc) 2. Reduce weight if overweight 3control diet a) avoid sweets, sugar/honey, 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, carrot, tomato, j legume. D) avoid sweetened fruit like banana, mango, litchi, chickoo, sapota, seethaphal jack fruit, grape etc. Can have fruits like guava, pineapple, papaya, orange, mousambi, strawberry, watermelon, pomegranate, jack fruit, sweet potato, 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 sugar 3 monthly and hba1c six monthly 6. Consult diabetologist for advice and treatment.
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My mom is a diabetic patient. She is 48age. She takes glisen vm2 as sugar medicine and also takes insulin once a day. Since few days most of the time her head is spinning and it lasts for long time.(min 2-3hrs. Should we go for further tests if you advice.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
My mom is a diabetic patient. She is 48age. She takes glisen vm2 as sugar medicine and also takes insulin once a day....
check her BP. Do fasting,Post prandial blood sugar and Hba1c testing and cosult physician for advice and treatment
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I am too much depressed for a long time because my father is suffering from diabetes can you help me to control his diabetes. Please tell.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am too much depressed for a long time because my father is suffering from diabetes can you help me to control his d...
Don't get depressed. Diabetes is very common and can be within control with proper medicine and dietary restriction 1. Do regular aerobic exercise for 1 hour daily like brisk walking 2. Reduce weight if overweight 3control diet a) avoid sweets, sugar/honey, 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, carrot, tomato, j legume. D) avoid sweetened fruit like banana, mango, litchi, chickoo, sapota, seethaphal jack fruit, grape etc. Can have fruits like guava, pineapple, papaya, orange, mousambi, strawberry, watermelon, pomegranate, jack fruit, sweet potato, 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 sugar 3 monthly and hba1c six monthly 6. Consult diabetologist for advice and treatment.
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Hi! i am having Junuvia 100 mg n Glyciphage(metformin tab) in the morning n Amaryl M2 in the evening before dineer, for the past six months n i got my fasting n pp test done yesterday n the report says that its 102 fasting n 133 PP n my glycosylatedHb was 5.4%. So, is it ok for me to stop taking this medicine called Junuvia100mg n continue with glyciphage n amaryl M2?

MD - Pathology, MBBS
Pathologist, Ahmedabad
It seems that drugs and doses are well set to you.So better do not do any experiment.How ever if you are very keen to have an experiment you may try by reducing doses and/or drug and see the result
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Can sugar free gold (artificial sweetener) be used instead of sugar to prevent diabetes. I'm now in pre diabetic condition. Thanks in advance.

Diploma in Diabetology, Pregnancy & Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Prevention in Diabetes ,Thyroid
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
Can sugar free gold (artificial sweetener) be used instead of sugar to prevent diabetes. I'm now in pre diabetic cond...
Yes artificial sweetener are safe to to use if used with in limit. It is not to prevent diabetes. Diabetes can be prevented or controlled by life stle modification and by using metformin or piaglitazone
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Sir I have problem of toilet because I have to go a lot of time again and again give me suggestion what should I do.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Sir I have problem of toilet because I have to go a lot of time again and again give me suggestion what should I do.
Avoid spicy food in your diet and eat only curd rice or khichdi for few days and drink only boiled water
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What are the precautions which should be taken in diabetic patients before extraction of decayed tooth.

BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
What are the precautions which should be taken in diabetic patients before extraction of decayed tooth.
Please go for lab tests of ct, bt, hb, cbc and then should be decided extraction of teeth by dentist.
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I am male of 53 yrs and dont have bp or diabities. Since last 15-20 days there is a swelling of size of one rupee coin on the top portion of my belly button. It pains if pressed mildly else there is no pain. I have tried to reduce my breakfast, lunch and dinner intake but it has no impact. What can be the cause of such swelling and please suggest some remedy.

MBBS, DGO (cal)
General Physician,
You are overweight. This swelling is there for 15/20 years unchanged. It appears to be harmless and not growing. Do you have any such swelling over your trunk and limbs? Is the swelling hard and not reducible on pressure with finger? better do not nurture your doubt in your mind, consult a surgeon he shall be able to give you right diagnosis and advice.
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