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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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My menses are irregular, I heard that thyroid causes irregular menses, and I grown up 3 kgs weight for a month, is it true that I need to check for thyroid test? Does thyroid is permanent in the body? I was scaring , please suggest me.

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics & Gynecology, Fellowship in Infertility (IVF Specialist)
Gynaecologist, Aurangabad
My menses are irregular, I heard that thyroid causes irregular menses, and I grown up 3 kgs weight for a month, is it...
hi Shivani please check for your thyroid profile. if you have any issue with levels it depends upon multiple factors, for every case if cause is treated doesn't need lifelong treatment.
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My dad is 48 years old and he is recently discovered with a 15 mm gallbladder stone. He has also high blood sugar level. So my question is, is it necessary to have surgery only for removal of stone or it can be dissolved with medicine? if surgery is required than what kind of surgeries are available.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My dad is 48 years old and he is recently discovered
with a 15 mm gallbladder stone. He has also high
blood sugar lev...
a 15 mm stone is a fairly big one, if the surgeon has advised about surgical removal, he must have done considering all the aspects. Only medication is not going to be helpful in resolving the stone. If there is no major symptoms and difficulties the surgery can be delayed. Ursodiol is the drug used to dissolve the stones but stones do come back. Hence surgical removal of gall bladder is a better option even in a diabetic patient. Removal of gall bladder is done in most well equipped hospitals.
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I am suffering from thyorid, my weight is near about 90 kgs, my latest tsh resport is 16.74, I also giving time in gym, can you advice me any natural remedy for weight loss and I am also suffering from hair loss.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am suffering from thyorid, my weight is near about 90 kgs, my latest tsh resport is 16.74, I also giving time in gy...
I am sure you are thyroxine tablets for hypothyroidism, once that is controlled it is possible for you to do regular workouts and reduce weight. Firs target on loosing 2 kgs per month, which is possible by reducing the food intake by about 20% and continuing your gym workout. If you feel hungry, take calorie free foods like tomato, dilute butter milk, clear soups etc. Check tsh levels every 6 - 8 weeks to stabilse the dose of thyroxine.
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I am diabetic since 2008. Inspite of heavy dose of medicine / jalra 50/1000 mg and glimcore m3 forte both I take in morning and evening .my sugar fasting 198 and pp is 255 I am feeling helpless please send me diet chart and suggest me what to do.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am diabetic since 2008. Inspite of heavy dose of medicine / jalra 50/1000 mg and glimcore m3 forte both I take in m...
lybrate-user, A strict diet can be beneficial only when blood glucose is fairly well in control with appropriate drugs. From the information it is clear that current treatment is not at all helpful to you. Ideally when in control fasting glucose should be closer to 100 mg, PP 150 to 160 mg & HbA1c%<6.8. If these levels are not achieved and maintained, then one is inviting serious long term complications related to multiple organs in the body. There needs to be a total relook at the present treatment. Thanks.
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Will usage of protein powder/ mass gainer causes infertility? Pls give me proper answer.

MBBS, MS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Will usage of protein powder/ mass gainer causes infertility?
Pls give me proper answer.
Mass gainers have androgen. Not good as Tara s fertility issues esp in females. Males no known effect per se but synthetic androgens shown to decrees fertility. Better to avoid.
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What is the proper diet for diabetic patients. What should they avoid eating. Which fruits are good for them and which they should not eat. Can they eat rice.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
What is the proper diet for diabetic patients. What should they avoid eating.
Which fruits are good for them and whic...
Mr. lybrate-user, A person with diabetes has to take a balanced diet, which includes carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Rice is one of the carbs, it can be taken by a diabetic person. In south India, where rice is the staple diet (Kerala, TN, & AP, South Karnataka), it is consumed by every one. Foods to be avoided are sweets, deep fried foods, junk foods, pastries, bakery items, other maida items, sweetened aerated drinks, sweet corn containing products, highly processed food products and high fat milk products. Total caloric intake has to be based on ideal body weight, extent of daily physical activity and blood glucose levels. Fruits like papaya, water melon, pomegranate, orange, sweet lime, apple, pear and guava can be eaten. Thanks.
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I am a diabetic for last 35 years and squamous cell carcinoma oral at present in remission no abnormal uptake detected suffering from enlarged prostate gland since last 4/5 yrs, am a psychiatric patient for last 30 years and HTN in short what not at present anxiety depression with anger etc .What course of action I should take now please suggest. Thanks.

MBBS, DPM (Psychiatry)
Psychiatrist, Thrissur
I am a diabetic for last 35 years and squamous cell carcinoma oral at present in remission no abnormal uptake detecte...
Depression. No need to worry. Any problem will have solution. Because problems and solutions are born twins Have a positive attitude towards life. Weekly holidays Put a smiling face Write diary daily Exercise one hour daily Yoga and breathing exercise Paroxetine 12.5 mg tab night if no sleep daily Stop alcohol and smoke All the best.
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Before I was 59 but because of thyroid and early symptoms of menopause I gained 23 kgs weight. Is it possible to reduce my weight again. What should I do to reduce 4 to 5kgs a month.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Before I was 59 but because of thyroid and early symptoms of menopause I gained 23 kgs weight. Is it possible to redu...
Lybrate-user, first thing is to control hypothyroidism with appropriate treatment and bring tsh levels between 3 to 4 units /ml. If this is not achieved, then efforts to reduce weight will not be successful. You are over weight in fact you have grade 1 obesity with 31.06 kg / m2 bmi, so please see that tsh levels are brought to that level and then only you can try reducing weight. It is possible to cut up 2 kg per month provided strict diet control and exrcise schedule is adapted and adhered to.
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Dear sir, My dad is 42 years old. He is diabetes patient. He got a little injury by iron in his leg. He took injection and medicine also but injury not getting well. He checked up diabetes, it's 347 now. What should I do sir. Please let me know. We all in worry.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Dear sir, My dad is 42 years old. He is diabetes patient. He got a little injury by iron in his leg. He took injectio...
Mr. Lybrate-user, first thing is sugar levels should be strictly controlled, fasting should be closer to 100 mg and pp between 150 to 160 mg/100 ml and hba1c%<7. Without this the foot injury will not heal early. Secondly if he not on insulin then should be shifted on to that, plus daily glucose monitoring should be done at home. Injury should be shown to a competent doctor, cleaned with all debris being removed and dressed properly. Proper foot wear should be used. At home or out side he should always use foot wear. No bare foot walking. Please follow these steps that should help.
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I have hypothyroidism. Taking levothyroxine 50 mcg. I have noticed frequent burps. Can levothyroxine produce gas?

MSc.PhD Nutrition & Diete, Jr. Research Fellowship for PhD, M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition - Dept. of Post Graduate Studies
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I have hypothyroidism. Taking levothyroxine 50 mcg. I have noticed frequent burps. Can levothyroxine produce gas?
Thyroid prob Hi Yours is a case of thyroid dysfunction. You have taken the right medication for the same? If you can avoid thyroid antagonisers in food like soya, jowar,bajra, cabbage, cauliflower,broccoli, mono sodium glutamate that's Chinese salt n so all Chinese food n a lot of processed foods too have it ; so it would be safer if you can read labels of processed foods and avoid it too .do get in touch with your lab reports for a private consult so I can help you select food in a wholistic way.
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Hello Dr. I am 36 years old and 115 kg weight. In recent medical tests my triglycerides is high and also my TSH is 15.5 and T3, T4 is normal. B.p- 140/90, vitamin D deficiency, fbs-105, ppbs-141, HDL- 43, LDL-144, S cholesterol - 204. I have started doing exercise. But diet also important. So, please help in the proper diet and I am fond of non veg and what all precautions shall I take.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Hello Dr. I am 36 years old and 115 kg weight. In recent medical tests my triglycerides is high and also my TSH is 15...
Dear Lybrateuser, - To reduce your weight you have to have more of fibrous foods like fruits & vegetables, beans, legumes, whole grains, peas, nuts, seeds - to reduce triglycerides have more of fibrous foods, do regular exercise, reduce weight, avoid alcohol & smoking, reduce carbohydrates in diet - avoid fried, processed, junk food, chew your food well, do not skip meals, have meals on time, have 4-5 small meals rather than three large meals, have dinner 2-3 hrs before bedtime - reduce nonveg take one portion a day as it has more of saturated fats which will increase cholesterol & triglyceride levels - do regular exercises like walking, jogging, swimming, cycling for 30-40 min, do moderate weight lifting at least twice a week, also do yoga for 10-15 min every morning, it will help reduce weight. -
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Is hypo or hyperthyroid the cause of cold feet and hands, and feeling easily cold or hot? and of abnormal tiredness and sleepiness and never having enough sleep? please let me know and what medicine to take. Thank you.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Is hypo or hyperthyroid the cause of cold feet and hands, and feeling easily cold or hot? and of abnormal tiredness 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 consult doctor on time.
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I got my thyroid profile checked and the T3 was 1.43, T4 12.80, TSH 0.03. Should I. Be worried? And do /will I have any risk of having thyroid?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Normal values tsh range from 0.4 - 4.0 milli-international units per liter (miu/l). Normal value ranges may vary slightly among different laboratories. Some labs use different measurements or test different samples. Low tsh could eman hyperthyroidism in initial stage. Please meet your doctor.
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I am 34 years old male, I am suffering from Thyroid from 1.5 years (TSH Low and T3 high) now I got swelling under eyes & some bags also. Do I need to worry about this.

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
I am 34 years old male, I am suffering from Thyroid from 1.5 years (TSH Low and T3 high) now I got swelling under eye...
Well this is a common occurrence in patients with thyroid. Regular eye checkup is mandatory. Also one has to understand that smoking in particularly can worsen the eye problems. Also keep your thyroid levels under check.
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I am diabetic. For past 10 years I am 42 yrs. What preventive medicine should I take to avoid any weaknesses.

MBBS
General Physician, Pune
I am diabetic. For past 10 years I am 42 yrs. What preventive medicine should I take to avoid any weaknesses.
Dear lybrate-user, If you are diabetic since long time, your weaknesses are the target organs of diabetes. They are retina, heart, nerves, kidneys and blood vessels. Following are the precautions: 1. Do a regular check-up of these target organs regularly. An annual retinoscopy from an eye specialist for eyes is a must. 2. ECG, ECHO, TMT etc for heart. Very good tests have come up for assessing heart health. Do them once a year. You can find out them on internet. 3. Kidney function test for kidney. Keep track of Glomerular Filtration rate, creatinine clearance, albumin in urine, etc. 4. Take B 12 etc for nerve protection. Please always wear shoes to protect your feet. Never leave your feet unprotected. 5. Exercise, exercise, exercise. 6. Keep your HbA1C between 5-6. 7. Yog, pranayaam, meditation, help to break the adrenalin rush. You can try Sufi music and sufi whirling for meditation. All the best.
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My thyroid TSH is 5.6 and T4 is 4.4. What does it mean. I am thinking for family planning, will it have any adverse effect on pregnancy?

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
Endocrinologist, Delhi
No, family planning won't have any adverse effect on your future prospective pregnancy or on your thyroid control.
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I read article about the Red wine today. I would like to know whether Red wine can be drink if a person is diabetic? (Not on insulin). And some doctor suggested my wife not to eat Red/Black grapes as she is suffering from kidney stones also. Please let me know. Thanks

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Khagaria
I read article about the Red wine today. I would like to know whether Red wine can be drink if a person is diabetic? ...
Consuming grapes is not related to formation of kidney stones. Regarding red wine According to the American Diabetes Association, drinking red wine — or any alcoholic beverage — can lower blood sugar for up to 24 hours. Because of this, they recommend checking your blood sugar before you drink, while you drink, and monitoring it for up to 24 hours after drinking. Effects on blood sugar aside, there is some evidence that red wine might provide benefits to people with type 2 diabetes.
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I have a question about sugar. How Maintain sugar level in body. What are the main regions of sugar. What type of sugar.

Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
General Physician, Warangal
I have a question about sugar. How Maintain sugar level in body. What are the main regions of sugar. What type of sugar.
Maintain ibw take balance d diet walk daily avoid sugary items fat food lead stress free life to prevent diabetes.
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How to are the symptoms of diabetes and to control diabetes? Is it hereditary if so how to overcome that?

MSc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chandigarh
How to are the symptoms of diabetes and to control diabetes? Is it hereditary if so how to overcome that?
There are several means to gain control over your diabetes. Few of them as below: 1. Eating at regular intervals 2. Avoiding foods high in processed and invisible sugar 3. Good sleep hygiene 4. Consistent workouts to be able to give you specific guidelines, we would need to gain a deeper insight into your lifestyle and work with you in greater proximity. Do let me know if you're keen and we could take this prospect forward. Meanwhile, feel free to consult me privately.
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