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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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What are the food items that should be avoided while suffering from uric acid in the blood?

General Physician, Hyderabad
What are the food items that should be avoided while suffering from uric acid in the blood?
if you have high uric acid levels you should avoid food that has high protein level like 1.liver 2.kidney meat 3.alcohol 4.sea food 5.sugar 6.bakery items Take care
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I am 36 years old. I have diabetes. Please suggest what to do to keep my diabetes in control?

BAMS
Ayurveda,
I am 36 years old. I have diabetes. Please suggest what to do to keep my diabetes in control?
Just control food habits, do not heavy food but in parts, no spicy foo, junk, oily food, regular exercise, be dydrated, no stress, always smile and be positive.
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Dear Doctor, How do we find out which type of diabetes we are having. What are the safe sugar levels for fasting blood test and post meal test? David.

Practical Course in Diabetology, POST GRADUATE COURSE IN DIABETOLOGY, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Jammu
Dear Doctor,
How do we find out which type of diabetes we are having.
What are the safe sugar levels for fasting bloo...
Type 2 diabetes usually occurs after. 20 years of age and type 1 diabetes occurs below 20 years of age. But that is not hard rule. Only blood test confirms which type. Normal fasting levels are below 100 mg%and post meal level below 140 mg%
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I am 44 years old my problem of thyroid my TSH level is 10.08 please advice me the treatment ?

MD, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Pune
Hello, we have self made specialised medicine prepared for complete management of thyroid. It includes correction of weight, stopping hair fall and alleviating other symptoms such as weakness, lethargy, increased sleep, etc. This is how this treatment minimizes dependence on artificial hormones and stimulates thyroid gland to produce it's own natural hormone. At the same time, this treatment increases metabolic rate thereby helping maintain good weight over long term. For details feel free to contact us at 9270777731 Regards Dr.Omkar Balkrishna Shahapurkar
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Can you please tell me what is the best way to control diabetics.

CCMTD, CCEBDM, C.Diabetology, American Diabetes Association, DOMS, MBBS
Endocrinologist,
Can you please tell me what is the best way to control diabetics.
Hello I am Dr. Tanvi diabetes and thyroid (endocrinologist) specialist from mumbai. Best you can do about your diabetes is controlling to prevent early complications. Following this tips would be helpful. Regular medication (you may need to modify your medicines for diabetes for better control) regular exercise (minimum 30 to 45 minutes of brisk walking) following healthy diet plan avoiding alcohol avoiding smoking reduce stress regular blood sugar test. Regular follow up with diabetologist doctor timely screening for diabetes complication such as of eye, kidney, heart, nerves if you wish you can consult with me regarding further management with your complete medical history and latest blood reports in private consultation.
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What is the basic cure for snowfiliya?

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist,
Eosinophilia can be due to many reasons. Know the cause and treat it. Most common cause is warm infestation, all rhinitis, all asthma.
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BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Chennai
Diet to Lower Triglycerides

The purpose of this is to present, to all who want the knowledge, a safe and dependable method through which individuals can lower their elevated blood triglyceride levels. When it comes to health care, you need to stay alert, ask questions, and ultimately rely on yourself for important health care decisions. By applying these guidelines, you will be able to take control of your health care, just as we all should do. You can achieve astonishing results - if you put your mind to it. By having the whole page printed, you can read it in a nice easy chair, away from that glaring monitor.
No miracle cure is needed to reduce triglycerides. Unlike lowering cholesterol - 80 percent of cholesterol is manufactured by the body - for most people, lowering blood triglycerides is as simple as

cutting back on sweets and
getting off the couch.
Excessive sugar intake is no longer about expanding waistlines and tooth decay only. It is a common way to boost blood triglyceride levels.

So it comes back to that old litany - a healthful lifestyle consisting of a good balance of:

dietary low-sugar intake
exercise to maintain an optimal body weight
no smoking, and
moderation of alcohol intake.
It is the same standard treatment recommended at doctor's office for individuals with high cholesterol, high blood pressure and other health concerns. However, the majority of people still remain confused about the most effective way to normalize blood lipid levels.

As a matter of fact, we can't seem to adapt ourselves to all those "dietary and lifestyle plans" for the long haul. We all seem to wait for the Holy Grail of diet and lifestyle to be found.

Definitely, when it comes to triglycerides, foods have a direct impact on their blood levels. What we eat does affect our serum lipids. We don't need new triglyceride-lowering drugs.

For the majority of people, the first line of any treatment for high triglycerides should be a change in diet and, eventually, in lifestyle. But deciding which "diet" to choose is not an easy task, especially for those who have little time for meals. Since triglycerides are circulating forms of fat in the blood, you might think that

a high-fat diet will raise your triglycerides and
a low-fat diet would lower your triglycerides.
This belief turned out not to be true. According to the recent evidence, the most important dietary predictor of triglycerides appears to be carbohydrates, namely,

sugars
starches and
refined (processed) grains.
In other words, what leads to increase in blood triglycerides are mainly diets high in carbohydrates, especially sugar (American Association for Clinical Chemistry).

In fact, the effects of high carbohydrate diet on the triglyceride synthesis by the liver - the major source of blood triglycerides exclusive of chylomicrons - have been known for a long time (J Clin Invest. 1968 April; 47 (4): 712–719).
Avoid Triglyceride Blasters I: Basic Eating Plan

The amount of food you should be eating is about the size of your fist per meal.
Within the diet itself, sugar and alcohol have the greatest influence on triglycerides. Therefore, when it comes to lowering your blood triglycerides, you should:

ELIMINATE or AVOID:

High Triglycerides: Sugars Increase Triglyceride Levels ALL sugars such as:
concentrated sweets: table sugar (sucrose), cane sugar, brown sugar, Turbinado sugar, Demerara sugar, powdered sugar, honey, syrups (especially high fructose corn syrup as a substitute sweetener for sucrose-table sugar added to fruit juices, sodas, and other beverages), preserves, molasses, jams, jellies, and candies
desserts-baked goods: pies, cakes, cookies, crackers, frosting, pastries, doughnuts, ice cream, frozen yogurt, and regular or sweetened gelatin
beverages: fruit juices, fruit drinks, fruit punches, regular sodas, carbonated pop, colas, aid drinks, smoothies, sports drinks, sweetened coffee drinks, mocha, and chocolate drinks
Triglyceride Reducing Diet: Avoid high-fructose fruit - dates, raisins, figs, prunes, grapes, pears, cherries, apples, persimmons, blueberries, bananas, kiwi fruit, watermelon, plums, honeydew melon, grapefruit, orange and pineapple high-fructose, sweet fruits (both fresh or dried): especially dates, raisins, figs, prunes, grapes (red and green), pears, cherries, apples, persimmons, blueberries, bananas, kiwi fruits, watermelons, plums, honeydew melons, grapefruits, oranges and pineapples
other foods: sweetened cereals, flavored yogurts, and sports or energy bars
Triglycerides Lowering Diet: Avoid or Limit Alcohol Alcohol such as
Triglycerides Lowering Diet: Avoid or Limit Beer beer
Triglycerides Lowering Diet: Avoid or Limit Wine wine
hard liquor
liqueurs (usually sweetened alcoholic liquors) and cordials.
PLEASE NOTE: A reduction of alcohol intake is crucial in keeping triglycerides in check - just one drink can increase triglycerides in susceptible people. If you have elevated triglycerides and consume alcohol - a reduced intake or not drinking alcohol at all is strongly advised.

LIMIT:

Triglyceride reducing diet: Limit low-fructose fruit: apricot, nectarines, peaches, cantaloupe, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries low-fructose fruits, such as apricots, nectarines, peaches, cantaloupes, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries
Limit Commercially Raised Beef - The Dangers Posed to Our Health commercially raised red meat, especially fried, charbroiled and barbecued, and changing it to broiled or roasted poultry (turkey, chicken), preferably free-range.
ADD:


dark green leafy and cruciferous vegetables.
By all means, this is NOT another deprivation diet! Although the food "restrictions" advised to help you lower triglycerides may seem hard, it is heartening to realize you can achieve astonishing results without the risky drugs most conventional doctors recommend - if you put your mind to it.

However, after your triglyceride level goes back to normal, you should follow a modified sugar and alcohol diet for the rest of your life.
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As an diabetic patient which food I can eat which a normal person can eat I am just having roti and veritable because I don't know what else I can eat which will be good in test please help.

MBBS, PGDMCH
General Physician, Gurgaon
As an diabetic patient which food I can eat which a normal person can eat I am just having roti and veritable because...
Hi lybrate-user you can eat everything which normal preson eat except sugary thing. You shoud avoid sugar honey jaggery, sweets, cake pastry. Use whole grain aata instead of maida and bread in fruits avoid grapes mango cheeku and banana as they have more sugar than other fruits. You should eat high fibre diet thanks and regards.
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Dr. fenugreek n karela juice is. Gd. Fr diabetic patient daily I gave thz thng to my mthr n alomd 5 mrng wth walnut.

PG Dip (Dietetics n Applied nutrition), Msc.in Nutrition n dietetics, Post graduate Certificate (Diabetes Education)
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Jamnagar
Dr. fenugreek n karela juice is. Gd. Fr diabetic patient daily I gave thz thng to my mthr n alomd 5 mrng wth walnut.
Hello! fenugreek seed is good for diabetic. But one need to know one single food can't manage glucose level. Diabetes can be well managed by a good diet chart. Take small meals in every 3-4 hr. Regular interval. Avoid sweet n sugar also honey n jaggery, fried foods, ready to eat foods, preserved foods n simple carb like maida. Take whole grain cereals in limitation, lot of veggies, 150-200gm fruit (not juice. Don't skip breakfast n take a small portion of milk or product or any whole grain cereal before bed time. Do 30 min of exercise a day. Best to visit a dietician with all reports for personalized diet plan.
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Hi! I'm a 59 old (man. I've already hypertension; but now about 3 years I've gotten diabetes. The rate Is between 1.35 to 1.7; I'm taking drugs correctly; but every day when I wake up I feel some pains in my fingers, specialy my thumbs. What do I do? THANKS.

MCh - Neurosurgery, MBBS
Neurosurgeon, Chennai
Hi! I'm a 59 old (man. I've already hypertension; but now about 3 years I've gotten diabetes. The rate Is between 1.3...
Hi I am here to help you generally, walking for minimum 45 minutes a day + strict diet control can reduce your blood sugar if you can share your (a) fasting glucose (b) post prandial glucose (c) hba1c (d) blood urea (e) serum creatinine (f) lipid profile reports at lybrate. Com/bruno I can tailor make the prescription (exercise schedule + drugs + diet chart) for you also mention your (a) age (b) weight (c) height (d) whether you take non vegetarian food.
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I have problem of body pain regularly. My body is increasing of fat. I am thinking its thyroid because in thyroid body pains suffocation type feelings whenever I have dark in my eyes I have felt weakness whenever so please tell me what should I do? any medicine which is you want to suggests me.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I have problem of body pain regularly. My body is increasing of fat. I am thinking its thyroid because in thyroid bod...
please get a thyroid assay done and tell me the levels of t3, t4 and tsh, based on that I will be able to decide if there is any problem with thyroid gland. Also inform what is your height and weight and whether do you do any physical exercise daily.
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If thyroid measures 7.5 is it normal or risk ?

CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
Endocrinologist,
your information is not clear, what are you exactly referring to by saying" thyroid is 7.5" there is no such measure. Please be specific.
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I am 45 years old. I was tested positive in diabetese. The level was 145 before meal and 309 after meal. I took the medicine after consulting doctor and after 20 days the sugar level came down to 64 and 120 respectively. Is it normal?

CCMTD, CCEBDM, C.Diabetology, American Diabetes Association, DOMS, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
Your sugars are below normal now. You need to keep it in control. Neither above nor below normal. You can consult with me regarding further management.
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My mom is diabetes patient and 54 yrs old. How many times sugar level should check within a year? Please advice.

DNB (Medicine), MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
My mom is diabetes patient and 54 yrs old. How many times sugar level should check within a year? Please advice.
Hi, it depends as to how well controlled it is. If on insulin and fluctuating sugar levels then it requires frequent monitoring otherwise once a month should be okay if controlled.
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I have high thyroid 18. Besides medicine how can I control it. What would be my diet. Help me.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Mr. lybrate-user, If STH is 18 mU/ L then adequate dose of thyroxine has to be taken to supplement the daily need, otherwiae all the symptoms will continue to be present. The exact dose of thyroxine depends on TSH, T4 level, body weight and sex of the person. By taking adequate dose one can control TSH very well. Thanks.
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Dear sir, my grandmother continue the tablet Tribet-2 on account of suffer from blood sugar. Is there some other tablet on replace of it?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Dear sir, my grandmother continue the tablet Tribet-2 on account of suffer from blood sugar. Is there some other tabl...
This medication is a thiazolidinedione antidiabetic, prescribed for type 2 diabetes in certain patients. It is used along with diet and exercise. It may be used alone or with other antidiabetic medicines. It lowers blood sugar by reducing insulin resistance. Diabetes, often referred to by doctors as diabetes mellitus, describes a group of metabolic diseases in which the person has high blood glucose (blood sugar), either because insulin production is inadequate, or because the body's cells do not respond properly to insulin, or both. It is a difficult task to control blood sugar in the desired normal range. Whatever we eat is metabolised to sugar in the body to provide energy for our daily activities. For the absolute control, one has to monitor his / her blood sugar at regular intervals (Self-Monitoring of Blood glucose – SMBG). Though difficult, this can be done by a glucometer and keep a record. Get an idea of Fasting sugar (FBS) and 2 hours after food (PPBS), & HbA1C (inform me) and check before dinner and after every major food. The basic idea is to reduce the food intake to 1/3 of what you take now. The dictum of sugar control is diet, exercise, diet + medicine and at later stage medicine+ Insulin will be needed. There are different diet plans of varying calories for each person depending on his activity & life style. For diabetes, hypertension (high BP) and many long-term illness control there is the need for regular advice and follow up. Just one time consultation or advice is not enough to guide a diabetic in scientifically & medically correct manner. For giving you regular follow up you ask me with all details like your daily eating pattern and medicines you take. I assure you a proper guidance. If you keep in touch personally. Diet Plan For Diabetes FOOD ITEMAmountPROTEIN (gm)CALORIE (Kcal) EARLY MORNING Fenugreek seeds with 1 cup of water--- Tea (without sugar)1 cup435 Marie Biscuits2156 Breakfast Stuffed methi/palak /lauki paratha2 small7200 Curd50 gm (1 cup)330 OR Egg white / Paneer Bhurji1 medium bowl6130 Plain roti (no oil) 2 small3150 OR Vegetable poha/upama/oats/daliya1 soup bowl4.5230 MID MORNING Apple /guava/orange1-40 LUNCH Salad (10 mins before lunch)1 Medium bowl130 Capsicum + gobhi veg1 medium bowl185 Dal1 soup bowl6130 Phulka (no ghee)26175 EVENING Milk / green tea / herbal tea / lemon water1 cup235 Roasted chana + Muri1 cup585 DINNER Salad (10 mins before dinner)Phulka (no ghee24.5150 Lauki veg1 cup285 Curd1 cup330 LATE NIGHT Skim Milk (no sugar)1 glass4120 Total-49.51286.
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I did a lipid test and my tsh (thyroid stimulating hormone) is 9.2.What does this mean. What should I do to get to normal.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
lybrate-user, TSH 9.2 mU/L is high, but still falls in subclinical range. Treatment is advised once level crosses 10 mU/L. Sometimes even at these levels if there are troublesome symptoms of hypothyroidism present and T4 level is lower then treatment is advocated. Thanks.
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How to control diabetic with normal food.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
Pediatrician,
How to control diabetic with normal food.
It depends on the level of your diabetes. Avoid sugars and reduce carbohydrates and total food to 1/4 th.
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Please tell me what is the treatment for hypothyroid.

MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist,
Please tell me what is the treatment for hypothyroid.
in hypothyroid thyroxine medicines used according to level of tsh. 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 alcohl if you take.
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I am diabetics, hypothyroidism, blood pressure, cholesterol patients. All these are within control. What you suggest to eat regularly what type of food should be more in daily.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am diabetics, hypothyroidism, blood pressure, cholesterol patients. All these are within control. What you suggest ...
all this regular exercise for at least 1 h should also be, it is good to know that all the three conditions that you have are in control. To keep sugar in check you have to consume more complex carbs, avoid sweets, direct sugar and deep fried foods. Consume more green salads, green leafy vegetables, fruits like apple, orange, water melon, sweet lime, pear, guava, papaya and pomogranate (any one of these 1 - 2 servings in a day). Avoid red meat, egg yolk and pastry items. For hypothyroidism you should avoid soya and soya containing foods, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, mustard and coffee. For high blood pressure salt intake should be minimal. Avoid papad, pickles and extra salt at table. In addition daily at least 1 h exercise is to be maintained.
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