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Dr. G Shanmugasundaram

MBBS, MD - Medicine, DM - Endocrinology

Endocrinologist, Chennai

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

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Fasting sugar 104 and pp sugar 140 and TSH is 9.6 but hemoglobin is 7.5. What is the improvement of hemoglobin level in body please suggest it.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Fasting sugar 104 and pp sugar 140 and TSH is 9.6 but hemoglobin is 7.5. What is the improvement of hemoglobin level ...
1. Take good nourishing diet like milk, cheese, paneer, egg, fish, mutton, chicken, pulses, soybean 2. Fresh green leafy vegetables, tomato, cauliflower, broccoli, pumpkin, beans, spinach. 3. Fruits rich in vitamin c (helps in absorption of iron) like citrus fruits lorange/grape/strawberry guava/mango/pineapple/- water melon 4. Fruits like apple, dry fruits like dates, khajoor, kismiss 5. Drink plenty of water, 6. Go for regular exercise, 7take adequate rest, 8. Avoid physical and mental exertion. 9. Take haem up syrup 3 tsf twice daily before food 10. Monitor your hemoglobin.
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Sugar details 135/199. Should I take medicine or cut down on sugar intake. I take around 10 teaspoonful of sugar per day . I drink 1 litre tanned milk per day.

Practical Course in Diabetology, POST GRADUATE COURSE IN DIABETOLOGY, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Srinagar
Sugar details 135/199. Should I take medicine or cut down on sugar intake. I take around 10 teaspoonful of sugar per ...
Avoid sugar, junk food and fried food and fruit juices. Exercise regularly. Repeat test after one month. If sugar doesn't become normal, start medication.
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I am a diabetic since last 2 years. I am too fat. I tried many medication but nothing worked. Prescribe some medicine for normal daily life ?

MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I am not sure why you have asked for medcines, whether it is because of diabetes or obesity? in any case, prescribing medicines is not possible without examining you properly and reviewing your medical records. For obesity however, if you are morbidly obese, there is this thing called bariatric surgery. It helps obese people get back to normal. You may contact your nearest qualified bariatric surgeon for more details on the surgery and if you can have it. Thanks.
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I am having sugar. what precaution should I take and how to reduce weight? Please help me.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am having sugar. what precaution should I take and how to reduce weight? Please help  me.
The biggest risk factor for developing diabetes is being overweight, but not all body fat is created equal. Your risk is higher if you tend to carry your weight around your abdomen?the so-called ?spare tire??as opposed to your hips and thighs. So why are ?apple? shaped people more at risk than ?pears?? ?Pears? store most of their fat close below the skin. ?Apples? store their weight around their middle, much of it deep within the belly surrounding their abdominal organs and liver. This type of deep fat is closely linked to insulin resistance and diabetes. In fact, many studies show that waist size is a better predictor of diabetes risk than BMI (body mass index). You are at an increased risk of developing diabetes if you are: ? A woman with a waist circumference of 35 inches or more ? A man with a waist circumference of 40 inches or more To measure your waist circumference, place a tape measure around your bare abdomen just above your hip bone. Be sure that the tape is snug (but does not compress your skin) and that it is parallel to the floor. Relax, exhale, and measure your waist. Eating right is vital if you?re trying to prevent or control diabetes. While exercise is also important, what you eat has the biggest impact when it comes to weight loss. But what does eating right for diabetes mean? You may be surprised to hear that your nutritional needs are virtually the same everyone else: no special foods or complicated diets are necessary. Diabetes diet for Indians should have the ratio of 60:20:20 for carbs, fats and proteins. "Per day calorie intake should be between 1,500-1,800 calories with a proportion of 60:20:20 between carbohydrates, fats and proteins, respectively." He adds that a diabetes diet should "have at least two seasonal fruits and three vegetables in a diet plan." Though dry fruits may seem like a healthy snack, it is not a good option for diabetics, as the fructose can spike your sugar level. Go for fresh fruits rather than dry fruits for diabetes control (but there are some restrictions... we'll come to it). But you can still opt for nuts as a healthy snack. Recipe for diabetes diet for Indians: - One teaspoon of methi seeds soaked overnight in 100 ml of water is very effective in controlling diabetes. - Drink tomato juice with salt and pepper every morning on an empty stomach. - Intake of 6 almonds (soaked overnight) is also helpful in keeping a check on diabetes. Whole grains, oats, channa atta, millets and other high fibre foods should be included in the meals. If one feels like consuming pasta or noodles, it should always be accompanied with vegetable/sprouts. Milk is the right combination of carbohydrates and proteins and helps control blood sugar levels. Two servings of milk in a daily diet is a good option. High fibre vegetables such as peas, beans, broccoli and spinach /leafy vegetables should be included in one's diet. Also, pulses with husk and sprouts are a healthy option and should be part of the diet. Pulses are important in the diet as their effect on blood glucose is less than that of most other carbohydrate containing foods. Vegetables rich in fibre help lowering down the blood sugar levels and thus are healthy. Good fats such as Omega-3 and monounsaturated fats (MUFA) should be consumed as they are good for the body. Natural sources for these are canola oil, flax seed oil, fatty fish and nuts. These are also low in cholesterol and are trans fat free. Fruits high in fibre such as papaya, apple, orange, pear and guava should be consumed. Mangoes, bananas, and grapes contain high sugar; therefore these fruits should be consumed lesser than the others. Small frequent meals: A large meal gives rise to higher blood sugar in one's body, therefore it is essential to take small frequent meals to prevent both higher and very low blood sugar values and keep them constant. Small in between snacks can be dhokla, fruit, high fibre cookies, butter milk, yogurt, upma/poha with vegetables etc. A person with diabetes should follow a diet which is low in carbohydrates, high in fibre and contains adequate amounts of proteins, vitamins and minerals; and avoid fatty foods and sweets. He/she should also take frequent small meals (5 meals pattern). What not to do: Artificial sweeteners can be used in cakes and sweets for diabetic people (in moderation). Have lots of fluid. Limit intake of alcohol. Should you have non-veg? In non-vegetarian diet, seafood and chicken can be taken rather than red meat as red meat contains higher amount of saturated fats. Also, patients with high cholesterol should avoid egg yolk and red meat. The diabetes diet for Indians includes carbohydrates, proteins and fats. As always, a balanced and planned diet can build and improve personal health. A controlled diabetes diet may seem like a drag and bore, but a good cook can add life to a diet. Time to call up mom and experiment with diabetes diets!
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If my wife having thyroid issues. While am having physical rationships with her. Is there any chances of getting thyroid issues to me?

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
No. Thyroid disorders are non communicable. There are no chances of having thyroid disorder to you via your wife. Dr surbhi agrawal Consultant physician and diabetologist
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My grand father and my mom are suffering with diabetes will it come with jeans and if yes how to take prevention actions.

MBBS, DNB, pg certificate in diabetes management
General Physician, Kolkata
My grand father and my mom are suffering with diabetes will it come with jeans and if yes how to take prevention acti...
From grandparents you can get a type of diabetes called mody (less serious) at a younger age upto 25 years roughly. From mother more common is type 2 diabetes. Check your idrs score (from net you type idrs risk score) for probability of diabetes. Check hba1c value whether you are prediabetic or not (5.7-6.4), normal <5.7. Control obesity if you are obese because that is the main culprit by eating healthy, doing active exercise. Don't think too much. Stay healthy.
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My mother is suffering from varicose veins. Besides this, she does not have any other medical condition except mild hyperthyroidism. Age: 64 yrs Varicose veins since last 40 yrs Ht: 5'2" Wt: 70 kg BP: 120/80 Please let me know what other information you require. We would like you to please carry out the treatment.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Palakkad
My mother is suffering from varicose veins. Besides this, she does not have any other medical condition except mild h...
There are good homoeopathic medicines for varicose problem. I will tell some simple tips as an accessory management. 1. Reduce your weight if you are obese. 2. Avoid standing continuously for more than 20 mins. 3. Keep your legs raised while sitting. 4. Avoid taking heavy weights and loads. 5. Keep your legs above two pillows while laying in bed. 6. Use creepe bandaging. Homoeopathic medicine like pulsatilla hamamelis, calc flour, magnifiera etc can completely make the valves of veins open and make the blood flow normal. If you not taken varicose veins as a major thing at the initial stage it can lead into varicose ulcers, or any heart disease in the future.
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My mom is concerned about keeping her Diabetes in check. What should be recommended to her. She is 47 years old now.

Vaidya Visharad
Ayurveda, Narnaul
Dear, Diabetes is often called the silent killer. Diabetes, is a metabolic disease in which sugar does not get metabolized properly in the body. This means that the blood sugar levels continue to be high, threatening the normal functioning of the body. According to Ayurveda There are 20 forms of Diabetes : 4 are due to Vata, 6 result from Pitta, and 10 are caused by Kapha. But Diabetes (MADHUMEHA) is.Mainly kapha dosha disease. Poorly managed diabetes can lead to a host of long-term complications like :- Heart attacks, Strokes, Blindness, Nerve damage, Amputation of Limb. Impotency in men.Visit us at www.Malhotraayurveda.Com
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I am diabetic with type b male of 60 having a strong physic of 44' chest 174 cm height and no apparent physical problems exercising daily with different instrument of weight including spring sit up etc at early morning and as per advice of my physician taking tab pioz mf g2 forte once in early morning. Recently I am feeling tired in the morning and also have muscle pain thorough my body although I am not paying any attention to that and have acute constipation for which I am taking habz har aurvadic lacktive. My daily food intake is limited to 500gms sugar free. Kindly advice any medicine for diabetics and for constipation and body pain.

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I am a registered dietitian , certified diabetes educator and a doctor(General Physician) who will help you in your diabetes problem. You need to provide me your daily food intake details .There are many lifestyle and dietary guidelines that can be followed : take high fiber prescribed diet. Get more physical activity by prescription from a registered dietitian Maintain a healthy body weight Eat a balanced diet which includes whole grains and excludes all refined products like maida as prescribed by a registered dietitian , If you're overweight, diabetes prevention may hinge on weight loss. Every pound you lose can improve your health, and you may be surprised by how much. Participants in one large study who lost a modest amount of weight around 7 percent of initial body weight and exercised regularly reduced the risk of developing diabetes by almost 60 percent. I being a registered dietitian and doctor have been successfully helping patients with their diabetes problem. I will also prescribe medicines that will speed up the time to achieve your weight management goals. Do reply back for private consultation.
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MD - Alternative Medicine
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Symptoms of Diabetes:

The symptoms are diabetes as under:
1) Polyuria : Excessive urine formation
2) Polydipsia ; Excessive thirst
3) Weight loss
4) Delayed wound healing

This symptoms are seen in full blown cases where blood sugar levels are very high . All cases od diabetes may not show this symptoms. These symptoms are produces mainly diabetic patient excrete lot of glucose in their urine. In fact the name diabetes means sweet urine.
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Hi, I'm facing pre mature ejaculation problem gone through investigations reports are normal what should I do any suggestions I'm working in Qatar (married). On going Medication Xirtam 40 For BP life long Febuday 40 6 months course started a month ago for Uric Acid Rosuvas-F 20 6 months course started a month ago for Cholesterol UDILIV 150 6 months course started a month ago for Fatty Liver Can Anyone please help me with this? Will Duralast 30mg will cause any side effects.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
Hi, I'm facing pre mature ejaculation problem gone through investigations reports are normal what should I do any sug...
i would recommend you to follow the following home remedy Natural home remedy using asparagus powder and milk: 1. Take 2 tsp Indian asparagus powder 2. Add 1 cup milk 3. Boil the mixture for 10 min 4. Drink 2 times every day This is very helpful for you.
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Good morning sir/ mam, I am suffering from thyroid and face swelling/puffiness. My face became too heavy in thyroid. So how can I get slim face?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Proper hormone dosage will restore it. Swelling occurs in hypothyroidism. So regular treatment with thy is necessary. Plus you have work on reducing your weight by exercising.
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I am a type-2 diabetic person since last 12 years. Now my sugar level is FBS 170 & PPBS 300 . I reularly taking my medicine as per my doctor advice but not getting time to make regular exercise. Now I am feeling weaker day by day. Please suggest.

MBBS, Diploma in Diabetology, DDM, CCACCD
Diabetologist, Mumbai
Please mention your bp and bp medications also. For your diabetes, 1 more medicine has to be added. Get your hba1c done and reply.
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I suffer from Diabetes and Hypertension! I am 62 and weighs 61 KG. I got married and have two children! I use Telma 20 1 tab, Januvia 100 1 tab, Glycomet- GP 0-5 1/2 tab two times, Ecosprin-AV 75 1 tab, Polybion CZS 1 tab and Bon D 1 tab. I walk and do small exercise. Please tell me how to improve my health.

Dietitian/Nutritionist
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I suffer from Diabetes and Hypertension! I am 62 and weighs 61 KG. I got married and have two children! I use Telma 2...
Mr. Lybrate-user ji. Thanx for the question. This is a good news for you because you are taking good and perfect medicine. Continue it these will kept your blood sugar under control and as well as you are doing walk or following small frequent meal. This is also good for a diabetic patient. Now you are talking about improve health. So increase your protein intake 40 gm par day because in diabetes patients protein goes down thats why patient look leen. Than add panner or panner chilla with minimum oil. 1 whole egg. Soyabeen chaat 1 bowl. Peanuts. Bhunna or boiled channa. 4 almonds and 1 walnut. 2 piece of chicken or fish and mutton but only in tanduri form, grill form, steam form.
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Hi everyone. My wife having a enlargement near to thyroid gland. We had FNAC and other report that confirm only hyperthyroidism. Now what are the medications to treat this.

PGP In Diabetologist, Fellowship in non-invasive Cardiology, MD - Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Delhi
Hyperthyroidism treatment consists of oral medicines like methimazole, carbimazole and propylthiouracil. Other measures like thyroid ablation by radioisotope and surgery are also indicated in some cases. Kindly contact me with all the reports if possible.
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What are main symptoms of diabetes and what type food should take in this condition please tell me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
What are main symptoms of diabetes and what type food should take in this condition please tell me.
Hello, the common symptoms of diabetes:- going to the toilet a lot, especially at night. Being really thirsty. Feeling more tired than usual. Losing weight without trying to. Genital itching or thrush. Cuts and wounds take longer to heal. Blurred vision. Cut short your sugar and salt intake. Take care.
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What is the best solution of diabetes and what precaution should be taken for this please tell me any good solution.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
What is the best solution of diabetes and what precaution should be taken for this please tell me any good solution.
Mr. Lybrate-user, diabetes mellitus is a disease occurring due to either lack of insulin or resistance to its action or both as in t2 dm or total absence of insulin as in t1 dm. T1 is usually seen in younger age, starting with early childhood on wards. Here the only treatment is insulin injections, there is no other option. Plus diet control and exercise. In t2 there are a number of drugs used apart from insulin injections, plus the modified life style. The exact" solution" will depend upon type of diabets one has. Whatever may be the option it will have to be continued for life time.
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FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Signs of diabetes
The early signs of diabetes are
- excessive thirst
- excessive hunger
- excessive urination
- unusal weight loss
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