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Dr. J.Selvakumar

MBBS

Endocrinologist, Chennai

19 Years Experience
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I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family....more
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Dr. J.Selvakumar is a trusted Endocrinologist in Ayapakkam, Chennai. He has been a successful Endocrinologist for the last 19 years. He has done MBBS . You can meet Dr. J.Selvakumar personally at Dr.Mohan's Diabetic Centre in Ayapakkam, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. J.Selvakumar and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Mumbai University - 1999
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Hi ,My mom is 50 years old and she have diabetes and high blood pressure both. From last 1-2 years she is losing her weight so badly. Can you help something to gain some weight of her.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Kolkata
Hi  ,My mom is 50 years old and she have diabetes and high blood pressure both. From last 1-2 years she is losing her...
Using sugar free and salt free diets on every 4 hrs. Avoid ghee. She can take sugar free multi nutricious powder, taken apples, pomegranate in small quantity on 2 days interval after lunch. Do thyroid tests. And haemoglobin. Report after that.
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Dear sir, I am 50 years old man. My sugar level is normal, Urea 19, Uric acid 10.9, SGOT 32, SGPT-63, cholesterol234, TG223, HDL 48, LDL 141 I experience mild pain in both side of chest and pain in joints. Kindly suggest the remedies for maintaining a healthy life style and diet I need to take and avoid.

CCEBDM, PG Diploma In Clinical Cardiology, MBBS
General Physician, Ghaziabad
Dear sir,
I am 50 years old man. My sugar level is normal, Urea 19, Uric acid 10.9, SGOT 32, SGPT-63, cholesterol234,...
U have to follow strictly the following 1. No alcohol 2. No smoking 3 diet- a. No ghee / butter, take small quantity of mix of veg oil- mustard, til, ground nut olive oil b. No sugar, no potato, no rice c. Take green leafy vegetables. Fruits like guava, anar, water melon papaya d. Avoid constipation - take syp lactulose 3 spoon at night if required e. Take plenty of water during day and take 2/3 glasses of warm water first thing in the morning even before rinsing your mouth f. No tea /coffee 4. Physical activity- minimum 30 mts brisk walk in the morning 5.6- 8 hrs of sound sleep at night 6. Deep breathing exercise for 10 mts daily 7. Meditation for min 10 mts daily 8. Donot lie down immediately after meals. 9 raise your head while sleeping have patience try above along with what ever medicines you r taking you can contact any time for further guidance
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I am sugar patient last two years ,my sugar level are under control, but if loss of medicine taken than, label are so high nearby 480 and start the medicine than after a week label are under control, So Kindly advise us no need any allopath medicine, we are so thanks for your valuable advise. Thanks.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am sugar patient last two years ,my sugar level are under control, but if loss of medicine taken than, label are so...
In a known case of diabetic we need to control sugar levels with medication, aerobic exercise and following a diabetic diet and few tips on diet say no to maida items like toast, khaari ,naan ,white bread. Can drink tea but without sugar say no to Buffalo milk and can drink cows milk can eat brown bread can eat sprout's can eat green vegetables, can eat chappati ,bajra ka rotla can eat one katori of rice twice a day with dal to avoid farsan food items can eat fruits say no to coconut water.
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Can Obesity Lead To Diabetes?

Dip.Diab, Fellowship Diabetology (Gold Medallist), MBBS
Diabetologist, Thane
Can Obesity Lead To Diabetes?

Diabetes is a complex group of diseases with a variety of causes. People with diabetes have high blood glucose, also called high blood sugar or hyperglycemia.

Diabetes is a disorder of metabolism, the way the body uses digested food for energy. The digestive tract breaks down carbohydrates, sugars and starches found in many foods, into glucose, a form of sugar that enters the bloodstream. Diabetes develops when the body doesn't make enough insulin or is not able to use insulin effectively, or both.

The two main types of diabetes are:

Type 1 Diabetes: Type 1 diabetes typically occurs in children and young adults, though it can appear at any age. In the past, type 1 diabetes was called juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus.

Heredity plays an important part in determining who is likely to develop type 1 diabetes. Genes are passed down from biological parent to child.

Type 2 Diabetes: Type 2 diabetes develops most often in middle-aged and older people who are also overweight or obese. The disease, once rare in youth, is becoming more common in overweight and obese children and adolescents. Type 2 diabetes is caused by a combination of factors, including insulin resistance, a condition in which the body's muscle, fat, and liver cells do not use insulin effectively.

Physical Inactivity, Obesity, and Diabetes: Physical inactivity and obesity are strongly associated with the development of type 2 diabetes. People who are genetically susceptible to type 2 diabetes are more vulnerable when these risk factors are present. About 80 percent of people with type 2 diabetes are overweight or obese.

An imbalance between caloric intake and physical activity can lead to obesity, which causes insulin resistance and is common in people with type 2 diabetes. Central obesity, in which a person has excess abdominal fat, is a major risk factor not only for insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes but also for heart and blood vessel disease, also called cardiovascular diseases (CVD). This excess belly fat produces hormones and other substances that can cause harmful, chronic effects in the body such as damage to blood vessels.

So, measuring your waist is a quick way of assessing your diabetes risk. This is a measure of abdominal obesity, which is a particularly high-risk form of obesity. Women have a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes if their waist measures 80cm (31.5 inches) or more. Asian men with a waist size of 89cm (35 inches) or more have a higher risk, as do white or black men with a waist size of 94cm (37 inches) or more.

Simple Steps to Lower Your Risk: Making a few lifestyle changes can dramatically lower the chances of developing type 2 diabetes. The same changes can also lower the chances of developing heart disease and other life taking cancers.

  1. Control Your Weight: Being overweight increases the chances of developing type 2 diabetes seven-fold. Being obese makes you 20 to 40 times more likely to develop diabetes than someone with a healthy weight. Losing weight can help if your weight is above the healthy-weight range. Check your BMI. Losing 7 to 10 percent of your current weight can cut your chances of developing type 2 diabetes in half.
  2. Get Moving and Turn Off the Television: Inactivity promotes type 2 diabetes. Working your muscles more often and making them work harder improves their ability to use insulin and absorb glucose. This puts less stress on your insulin-making cells.
  3. Tune Up Your Diet: Four dietary changes can have a big impact on the risk of type 2 diabetes-

Choose whole grains and wholegrain products over highly processed carbohydrates.

  • Skip the sugary drinks, and choose water, coffee, or tea instead.
  • Choose good fats instead of bad fats.
  • Limit red meat and avoid processed meat; choose nuts, whole grains, poultry, or fish instead.

All of us must take a walk everyday or atleast do half hour of exercise everyday and adopt healthy eating habits. Along with that relieve your stress and take proper doses of insulin or medications as prescribed by your doctor. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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I am a 21 year old girl, I have thyroid for the past 8 years. Tsh is 11.4 now and my antibody is 324.1 what does it indicate. Will it cause any problem during pregnancy?

Critical Care Training, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
It mean you r having hashinoto thyroiditis. Just take thyroxibe tablet according to tsh level. Currently on what dose it is 11.4? r you having neck swelling? don't worry for pregnancy, will advise you regarding same.
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My sister is suffer from hypothyroid. TSH is 6.1.but T3. 4 are normal. Pls tell Me for it. Weigh gain is main point.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Cetificate Course In Thyroid Disorders Management (CCMTD)
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My sister is suffer from hypothyroid. TSH is 6.1.but T3. 4 are normal. Pls tell Me for it. Weigh gain is main point.
Mr. lybrate-user, thanks for the query. With TSH 6.1 mU/L, she has subclinical hypothyroidism. Usually no treatment is advocated in this situation. However, if person has weight gain and other troublesome symptoms of hypothyroidism, then treatment is necessary. Ideally TSH should be maintained < 3 mU/L for being totally symptoms free. Even the efforts to reduce weight will not succeed if TSH is high. Thanks.
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My father recently tested sugar and it is 290 in fasting. We consulted a doctor today and he advised to take insulin with power 20 morning and 16 night. My parents are very worried and I have never seen my father so weak before. I am trying hard to make the situation light by smiling and sharing many website notes where it is mentioned that it is curable and nothing to worry. They feel a bit relieved but still something is killing them inside. I am keeping myself strong by saying positive things to them but the truth is I am scared inside. Please suggest me what is the best possible treatment for this disease so that I can see my papa jumping and smiling. I know he is very strong but I also know that he is very worried. Can this be curable? I love them a lot please give me some power so that I can make them much strong and my father can get out of this disease completely.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
My father recently tested sugar and it is 290 in fasting. We consulted a doctor today and he advised to take insulin ...
Diabetes cannot be cured. If managed well enough, it can be curtailed to avoid complications such as kidney failure, amputation, blindness and stroke. Preventing or managing diabetes requires clinical interventions as well as lifestyle changes. Medication is only one small part of managing diabetes. The major changes come from self-care activities. There are five essential self-care behaviours that have good outcomes. 1. Diet – Consume a low-fat, high-fibre diet helps. Eat lot of fruits, vegetables (at least 4-5 helping a day) along with whole meal, cereals and lentils 2. Exercise for at least 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week. 3. Medications – Be compliant with the dosages. 4. Testing - Monitoring blood sugar and screening for complications 5. Psychology – Acceptance, coping and problem solving skills
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I have a high sugar problem from up to 3 years and now it goes to higher I want to control my sugar. Pleas help.

Dip.Diab, Fellowship Diabetology (Gold Medallist), MBBS
Diabetologist, Thane
I have a high sugar problem from up to 3 years and now it goes to higher I want to control my sugar. Pleas help.
Please check your fasting and pp sugars. Let me know the medicines you are presently on. Your dosage can be adjusted to suit your needs. Have a good diet control and regular exercise.
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I am 40years old suffering from hyperthyroidism pls suggest me, what type of food should I take.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Eat a high-fiber diet. Get insoluble and soluble fiber. Limit foods that are high in fat. Choose lean meats. Incorporate probiotics into your diet. Eat on schedule. Stay hydrated.
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