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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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Sir very good morning sir my mom have sugar so please tell me what to eating so please tell me sir.

General Physician, Ajmer
Sir very good morning sir my mom have sugar so please tell me what to eating so please tell me sir.
She need to eat less but at frequent intervals no binge eating more salads and vegetables fruits except grapes, mango, banana avoid high fat dairy products cheese cream etc take meals every 4 hrly total 5 to 6 meals in small amounts.
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Mam I gain weight day by day . I test thyroid. Thyroid is nil. So please How I loose weight.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Kolkata
Mam I gain weight day by day . I test thyroid. Thyroid is nil. So please How I loose weight.
Dear patient, I suggest you some natural antioxidant with Vitamin C combined diet like.. green tea with lemon juice , Sprouts with slice of ginger and lemon, Lemon juice with lukewarm water that will help you weight reduction and protection from skin damage. But green tea and lemon water not to take at empty stomach. Avoid oily food, spicy foods,jam jelly,ghee, honey, salt, sweets, fried foods, junk foods. Green vegetables, fresh fruits, Skin less fish, chicken add in your diet chart. Do not be at fasting more than 3 hours take low amount of food at regular interval.Do brisk walk for 45 min in a day at any time. Thanks..
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I am 65 years old now a days I have got pain in the foot and hand according to medical advice I checked the blood and found uric acid high about 8 what should I do take medicine or control food.?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 65 years old now a days I have got pain in the foot and hand according to medical advice I checked the blood and...
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. Take tab. Bencid 500 mg once a day. Tab. Ulracet sos for pain in joints. Doctor may be give corticosteroid oral or inject direct in to joint.
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I am 32 old male suffering from general weakness. After coming to home from office I feel extremely tired. I am not diabetic. Kindly suggest any medicine.

BHMS
Homeopath, Mohali
I am 32 old male suffering from general weakness. After coming to home from office I feel extremely tired. I am not d...
Hello you can take homoeopathic medicine alfa alfa syrup twice a day. Take care of your diet. Eat healthy food. Breakfast, lunch, dinner should be on time. Take some juices go for walk and do little exercise that your body allows don't exert your self.
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I am 45 years male with high BP 130/90 and blood sugar 234 random. Presently I am taking 5 mg amlodipine tab.

MBBS, M.S, M. Ch, F.I.A.C.S
Cardiologist, Chennai
I am 45 years male with high BP 130/90 and blood sugar 234 random. Presently I am taking 5 mg amlodipine tab.
Your diabetes is not under control. You need to see a diabetilogist and change of snti diabetic medicines advised. Hba1c must be 6.5 to 7. Salt less than 2 g / day. Exercise. Check lipids too.
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Hi I randomly check my blood sugar it came 141 before I check I ate momos is this normal or I am diabetic.

psychologist
Psychologist, Delhi
Hi I randomly check my blood sugar it came 141 before I check I ate momos is this normal or I am diabetic.
Its normal. As per new guideline pp and random should be below 160-170 and fasting shoul be below 110. You are not diabetic.
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My dad is 49 years old. he is suffering from diabetes for last 10 years. What's the best exercise he can do to lower down his diabetes?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
My dad is 49 years old. he is suffering from diabetes for last 10 years. What's the best exercise he can do to lower ...
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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Sir I am suffering from thyroid problem. I Sometimes pain is unbearable. Please suggest me what to do?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Sir I am suffering from thyroid problem. I Sometimes pain is unbearable. Please suggest me what to do?
you can take tab. combiflaim sos. 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 am diabetic but I am having infection in my right toe and its not getting cured what can I do and i am having crack in my legs? please provide solution.

DM - Endocrinology
Endocrinologist, Gurgaon
This seems to be serious and will require lot of care in form of good blood augar control. Appropiate antibiotics and foot care and dressing. I would suggest please consult endocrinologist near you and do take care of toe else this can spread and can lead to lot of problem later.
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My son is suffering from thyroid his TSH level was 10.5 before one and half month. After one month recheck the TSH level was 8.45.doctor has prescribed medicine but I am afraid that I f I give him medicine now than he will have to take it throughout his life as he is now only ten years old. Can you please advice any suggestions in lifestyle Chang or food habit which control thyroid without taking medicine.

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
Dear lybrate user homoeopathy can cure it permanently ,thus medicines will be in very minute dose and to be taken for very short interval only ,there is no habit formation ,also include more vegetables and whole fruits in his diet,plenty of water
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What should be eaten in thyroid. And how to loose weight? How to low the uric acid?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
What should be eaten in thyroid. And how to loose weight?
How to low the uric acid?
Kusumji, By thyroid you are referring to hypothyroidism is it not? Because thyroid is the normal gland present in all of us, producing important hormone thyroxine. Deficiency of thyroxine causes hypothyroidism. Apart from taking thyroxine tablets in adequate dose, you have to do a periodic check up of TSH levels to see if the dose taken is adequate or needs increase. You should avoid soy beans, soy containing food, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, radish, mustard, peanuts and coffee. Consume more of green leafy vegetables, salads and fruits. Use whole grain flour for making chapati and roti. Plus regular exercise for more than 1 hour a day is must, to reduce weight. Diet also should give exact calories based on ideal body weight and level of physical activity. As regards uric acid reduction, you should avoid organ meat, sweetened aerated drinks, high fat foods, sweet breads, fructose corn syrup, certain fishes like herring, scallops, sardines, salmon, trout, mussels and mushrooms. Foods which can be consumed include low fat diary products, food made out of whole grain flour,brown rice, oats and coffee. Fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts are good.
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What are the symptoms of diabetes.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician,
What are the symptoms of diabetes.
Individuals can experience different signs and symptoms of diabetes, and sometimes there may be no signs. Some of the signs commonly experienced include: Frequent urination Excessive thirst Increased hunger-even though you are eating Weight loss - even though you are eating more Tiredness Lack of interest and concentration A tingling sensation or numbness or persistant pain in the hands or feet Blurred vision Frequent infections Slow-healing wounds Vomiting and stomach pain (often mistaken as the flu) Extreme fatigue
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I Am suffering from diabetes from diabetes from last two years joint pain problem in knee.Please tell.

D.A.M.S( A. M.), D.AC/B.E.M.S
Acupressurist, Mumbai
I Am suffering  from diabetes from diabetes from last two years joint pain problem in knee.Please tell.
You should take acupressure therapy and take biochemic kali phos 200x 4 tab thrice a day with warm water and take it 5 days
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Treating Infertility Caused by PCOS With IVF

MBBS, DGO, MD, Fellowship in Gynae Oncology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Treating Infertility Caused by PCOS With IVF

PCOS is an abbreviation for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. It is a problem that is caused in women when their hormones are out of balance. It affects menstrual periods and can even hinder conception when aggravated to an advanced stage. Many women having PCOS develop small cysts on their ovaries. These cysts might not be harmful, but they lead to hormonal imbalances. 

Common symptoms include:

  1. Gain of weight or Weight loss problems
  2. Acne
  3. Excess hair on body and face
  4. Irregularities in periods
  5. Fertility problems
  6. Depression

It is possible for most women with PCOS who fail to attain pregnancy easily to use other treatments to get pregnant. Using In vitro fertilization (IVF) is one such mode of treatment. The procedure is helpful if done within the age of forty. You should undergo IVF only in a high quality clinic under the supervision of an experienced doctor.

There is a considerable amount of risk of having a higher order multiple pregnancy due to treatment of PCOS infertility using injectable gonadotrophins. Recent developments have allowed the patients to maintain high rates of pregnancy while simultaneously controlling the risk of multiple pregnancy. A variant of the standard IVF treatment known as Blastocyst embryo transfer is useful in the control of multiple birth rates. Generally, success rates for IVF treatment in cases where infertility is caused due to PCOS is quite high.

IVF Protocols for PCOS
There are two simulation protocols that are commonly used with PCOS:

  1. Ganirelix with Lupron trigger protocol: Used to avoid ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome.
  2. PCOS down-regulation protocol

This protocol combines:

  1. Oral Contraceptive Pills
  2. Metformin

A calendar is followed for the down regulation protocol for PCOS. Before starting with Lupron, a dosage ( 500 mg, 3 times a day) of metformin is followed daily. After this, oral contraceptive pills are prescribed for around 21 days. Lupron coincides with the last 3 pills of birth control. 

Lupron is a subcutaneous injection of a medicine that is taken once daily. Simulation of the ovaries is initiated after 6 or 7 days without using pills. It is very important with polycystic ovary that the dose of FSH hormone is properly controlled and that the ovarian response is cautiously monitored. Over response to the treatment can cause ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. This should be avoided.

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My father has been having type 1 diabetes for several years. What can I do for his better treatment to control over diabetes?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My father has been having type 1 diabetes for several years. What can I do for his better treatment to control over d...
Mr Waseem, T1 diabetes can only be treated with Insulin injections only. There is no other drug. Plus good diet control and exercise can help. There are no other drugs for T1 diabetes.
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I have infertility problems for 6 years due one side fibroids 2 cm found. My age now 36. What can I do.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS, MD - Community Medicine
Gynaecologist, Lucknow
Hello, one fibroid can be easily removed by operation. You should get it operated. Don't waste your time as your age is already 36. Chances of pregnancy decrease with increasing age.
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My age 28, testosterone levels 3.86 ng/ml. TSH levels 16. Suffering from Hypothyroidism. Is my testosterone levels ok? Will Hypothyroidism treatment resolve my sex problems Erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation? please suggest. Thank you.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
My age 28, testosterone levels 3.86 ng/ml. TSH levels 16. Suffering from Hypothyroidism. Is my testosterone levels ok...
For you I would suggest following remedy natural home remedy using flaxseeds 1. Take 2 tbsp crushed flaxseeds 2. Add little water 3. Mix well and make paste 4. Apply this on the throat 5. Wash off after 20 min 6. Dry with a clean piece of cloth 7. Natural home remedy using sorrel leaves and olive oil this is very helpful for you.
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I am a diabetic since last 20 years and on insulin since last 10 years. Currently, I am taking gluconorm g4 forte - 2 tabs bl & bd, trajenta duo 2. 5/850 2 times, ecosipirin 75 mg 2 times, novorapid insulin 15 units bl and envas 5 mg 2 times daily. Please tell me what is the function of trajenta duo. Is it necessary for me to take this drug and what will happen if I do not take it?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
General Physician, Delhi
Dear , what is your age? what is your fasting blood sugar and hba1c levels? what is your bp? have you done any other tests like urine test or other blood reports? first you must understand what drugs you are taking gluconorm g 4 forte has glimepiride 4 mg plus metformin 1g trajenta duo has liragliptin 2. 5 mg and metformin 850 mg.
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Dear Dr. my Glucose fasting 110 mg/dL andPP 149 mg/dL. Shall I take dates/jam/honey.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Dear Dr. my Glucose fasting 110 mg/dL andPP 149 mg/dL. Shall I take dates/jam/honey.
Mr. lybrate-user, FBS 110 mg & PP149 mg /100 ml, is referred as pre-diabetes level. It means you have a tendency to develop diabetes any time during coming years, unless precautions are taken. A modified lifestyle is needed to be adapted to prevent or postpone developing of diabetes. Which means avoiding sweets, deep fried foods, junk foods, pastries and other bakery items sweetened aerated drinks, sweet corn syrup containing food products and high fat milk products. Plus daily exercise of 1 hour and refraining from smoking and alcohol. Thanks.
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