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Dr. J.Selvakumar

MBBS

Endocrinologist, Chennai

18 Years Experience
Dr. J.Selvakumar MBBS Endocrinologist, Chennai
18 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 18 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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Natural Ways to Combat Lifestyle Diseases Like Diabetes and Hypertension

MBBS
General Physician, Trivandrum
Natural Ways to Combat Lifestyle Diseases Like Diabetes and Hypertension

The lifestyle we lead plays an important role. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important to overcome many diseases as it helps in bringing the blood pressure to normal and in turn reduce the risks of diseases, such as diabetes and hypertension. Factors like smoking, diet, stress and sedentary lifestyle can lead to hypertension and diabetes. Hypertension is known as silent killer as it is symptomless.

There are various traditional medicines known to lower the blood pressure. Also, there are certain herbs that help in controlling blood pressure and preventing other diseases.

Some of these herbs are:

  1. Basil: This herb has a strong aroma and can be used in the preparation of many foods. It also helps in lowering the blood pressure, though for a brief time. Adding freshly chopped or torn basil to soups, salads, pastas and casseroles not only enhance the taste but are also beneficial for health.
  2. Cinnamon: This herb requires some effort to add in the diet, but is helpful in maintain the blood pressure. Diabetic people should have cinnamon everyday in some or the other way. Cinnamon can be included by sprinkling over cereals, oats, coffee, stews and curries.
  3. Cardamom: Cardamom if consumed daily can be helpful in bringing down blood pressure and in turn controlling hypertension and diabetes. Cardamom is very popular in South Asia, the seeds can be powdered and used in stews, soups or baking. It not only has an enhanced flavor but is also packed with numerous health benefits.
  4. Flaxseed: This is very rich in Omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids are believed to lower the blood pressure and also protect the body against atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. They are known for reducing cholesterol levels, and improving glucose tolerance thus acting as antioxidant. Flaxseeds can be added in smoothies and soups or baked goods.
  5. Garlic: Garlic often synonymous with bad breath and pungent seasoning has immense health benefits. It dilates and relaxes the blood vessels allowing the blood to flow freely and in turn reduces the blood pressure. 
  6. Ginger: Adding ginger to the diet helps to control the blood pressure. It relaxes the blood vessels and improves the circulation of the blood. Ginger can be used in sweets, savories and beverages and is very common in Asian food.
  7. Celery Seed: This is a diuretic and in China it is used to treat hypertension. This can be used to flavor stews, soups, savory dishes and casseroles. Both the seeds and the plant have various benefits and uses of their own.
  8. Hawthorn: This herb is used to treat high blood pressure in China. Decoctions of the herb have health benefits such as reduction of blood pressure, controlling hypertension and blood circulation.
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I am 63 years. No diabetes or bp that I know of. I am having shivering of hands within control. Say while holding a cup from end of my 5 fingers. I am taking neurobion Forte now.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I am 63 years. No diabetes or bp that I know of. I am having shivering of hands within control. Say while holding a c...
Dear, lybrate user, you suffer from parkinsonism. With tremor of your hands. * homoeo medicine can make a difference in parkinsonism. * homoeo- medicine* @ hypericum 30-6 pills, thrice. @ causticum 200-6 pills alternate morning. Report fortnightly.
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I am diagnosed with Cervical Dystonia. My head involuntarily turns to left. I have had two rounds of botox of 200 units on 6th Feb'16 and another 250 units recently on 17th May' 16 from a reputed movement disorder expert in Mumbai. My agony is that I have had no relief. My neck still remains on left. What should be my further line of action?

LCPS, BAM&S
General Physician, Pune
I am diagnosed with Cervical Dystonia. My head involuntarily turns to left. I have had two rounds of botox of 200 uni...
If it is not causing any discomfort, then no treatment is necessary. It could be your style adopted in childhood and rooted in your psyche. Use this to create your unique identity. It's not a handicap or abnormality.
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Hello doctor my mom has problem in her finger of leg, its become black in little area she got diabetes and now she got problem in finger so it is for diabetes or something else, now I am going to do leg sonography, what I do or to which doctor I have to go neurological or diabetes or for block What I do for it.

B.Sc.- Food & Nutrition, M.Sc- Food Science & Nutrition, NET (LS)
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Kolkata
Hello doctor my mom has problem in her finger of leg, its become black in little area she got diabetes and now she go...
Diabetes mellitus if not managed properly through diet chart, regular exercise & drug/insulin can lead to diabetic foot (fungal infection) & damage other organs as well. Regular monitoring of blood glucose levels with glucometer is essential. Diabetic people are more prone to fungal infections. First consult the doctor whom you have been consulting so fat for managing her diabetes. He should be able to guide you regarding tests to be done. Kindly make sure she follows a correct diet & exercise regimen as well.
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I am diabetic sense 1 year taking capative 0.2mg 1morning. 1night. Voglitor 0.2 1afternoon. I am 33years weight 70kg my sugars 96 fasting 129 post lunch. My question is while having sex I am feeling burning at the time of climax. Please suggest me medicine.

MBBS (Gold Medalist, Hons), MS (Obst and Gynae- Gold Medalist), DNB (Obst and Gynae), Fellow- Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (ACOG, USA), FIAOG
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
I am diabetic sense 1 year taking capative 0.2mg 1morning. 1night. Voglitor 0.2 1afternoon. I am 33years weight 70kg ...
Maintain hygiene. Continue tight glucose control. Try using condom and lubricants. If still problem persists, consult doctor for check up and treatment.
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I am 32 years of old. I am sufering with thyroid. Tsh is 22.3. Due to that my skin started with patches. After cinsulting doctor she told me this happened due to thyroid and advised me take to take thyronorm 50mg regularly. No the patches in some parts of the body are totaly gone but on lips it is slowly increasing overally. Please advise me that how can I reduce this thyroid and white on my lipa.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
For hypothyroidism only treatment is taking tablet thyronorm in the recommended dosage. Once the condition comes under control skin and lip will be normal. You may meet a local dermatologist if need be.
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I am 42 years, I am going through worst headaches, diabetes, sinusitis and my bones are very weak. Please advise.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Kindly mention your recent bsl reports and ongoing treatment and revert back to me for further assistance.
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Hello Doctor My father is a diabetic patient and he has Average Blood Glucose [ABG] 278. Under such circumstances he is trying to reduce ABG as much as possible. Currently he is taking ayurvedic medicines, now he is planning to take medicines like carom seeds, Aloe Vera juice etc. .Kindly suggest me whether he can take these medicines along with ayurvedic medicines, if yes any possibility of side effects. Thank You.

Doctor of Medicine
General Physician, Surat
Hello Doctor My father is a diabetic patient and he has Average Blood Glucose [ABG] 278. Under such circumstances he ...
Try to control the diabetes with allopathic agent alone, you can use the other system of medicine but main should be allopathic agent and blood glucose level need to be managed on tight rule basis, other system of medicine could give false sensation of security.
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My sugar level is Morning BLOOD SUGAR POST-PRANDIAL Blood 175, Urine TRACE. Is it normal. Morning BLOOD SUGAR FASTING Blood 98, Urine NIl. Is it normal.

BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
My sugar level is Morning BLOOD SUGAR POST-PRANDIAL Blood 175, Urine TRACE. Is it normal. Morning BLOOD SUGAR FASTING...
Yes, they are good results don't worry but the PLBS is in the upper limit so please try to reduce sugars but you are not diabetic and your levels are more than normal. Your FBS is absolutely fine, don't worry.
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I am 31 year male, 80 kg Weight 5 ft 6 inches. Kya homeopathy me stress ka or hypothyroidism ka pakka upchar hai kya?

B.H.M.S, M.D in Homoeopathy
Homeopath, Anand
I am 31 year male, 80 kg Weight 5 ft 6 inches.
Kya homeopathy me stress ka or hypothyroidism ka pakka upchar hai kya?
Yes definitely. There are very good results in homoeopathy for treatment of stress and hypothyroidism. We prescribe medicines as well as specified diet therapy for above mentioned conditions. You have to lose weight even. So you can contact me in private questions section.
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I am a hypothyroid person. Please suggest me some exercises and how to meditate? As I have never done these before.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am a hypothyroid person. Please suggest me some exercises and how to meditate? As I have never done these before.
Lybrate-user, meditation and exercise both are really good to maintain a good health. But it is equally important to control hypothyroidism effectively. For that you should maintain tsh levels between 3 to 4 mili units/l. Otherwise all the symptoms will not be in check. Exercising for 1 hour every day will help in maintaining a near normal weight, otherwise hypothyroidism will lead to increased weight. The best exercise to begin is brisk walking for 1 hour or more every day. A very simple and easy to do. Otherwise, if you are willing to do a bit more then better to join a gym and do various aerobic activities and strength building exercises under the guidance of a qualified professional instructor. This will help you get a real hang exercise and you will enjoy. As regards meditation, there are many methods which are advocated. One way is to sit in a comfortable chair taking full support to your thighs, using the full width and depth of the chair, then concentrating your gaze on an object at 45 degrees in front of you, taking 6 deep breaths and then closing your eyes. Then instructing your self that your whole body beginning with scalp is relaxing completely, reaching slowly down to the toes. Once you do this say to your self that" I have relaxed completely, every single cell, every muscle, bone and joint everything has relaxed. I am feeling wonderful. I am enjoying this lovely feeling of relaxation. You may imagine or visualise about a beautiful place that you have visited, bring it right in front of your eyes, feel you are there. Stay in that mood for over 10 to 15 minutes or longer. While being in this situation give some positive instructions/ suggestions to yourself about what you want to do, or objectives, goal, immediate and future ones. Say to your self, that your going to succeed. Just enjoy that lovely feeling of relaxation. Say you are healthy, you will over come the problems that you face including hypothyroidism. Will have great success in life. Then after a stipulated time count 1 to 6 and open your eyes. This is one way of relaxing or meditating. There other ways like spiritual meditation. Try any thing that suits you. All the best. Thanks.
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I am 44 years diabetic last 5 years fasting 165 and pp 190 I take medicine zomelis m 50/500 mg please changed my medicine as cheap as effective. Thnx.

BHMS
Homeopath,
I am 44 years diabetic last 5 years fasting 165 and pp 190 I take medicine zomelis m 50/500 mg please changed my medi...
Dear lybrate user, one of the major nutritional substance required for human body is carbohydrate. We take carbohydrate in the form of rice, wheat, sugar etc. The complex molecules of carbohydrate are broken down into simple glucose molecules during digestion & released in the blood stream to be absorbed by the muscle cells. Muscle cells utilise the glucose molecules to release energy by breaking down those glucose molecules. Insulin hormone plays a vital role in the absorption of the glucose molecules by the muscle cells. In abnormal conditions, either due to less production of insulin or due to resistance to insulin, the process of absorption of glucose by the muscles comes to a stand still. The glucose molecules remains in the bloodstream which results in the increase in the blood sugar level. The failure of utilisation of the glucose molecules by the muscle cells results in production of less energy than normal condition. This is externally manifested as the fatigue & tiredness of the patient. This excess amount of blood sugar compels the kidney to function more than normal level in order to excrete the blood sugar molecules through urine. As a result the patient suffers from frequent urination. This abnormal condition is clinically known as diabetes mellitus. Once a patient is diagnosed with diabetes he has to take regular medicine to keep his blood sugar level within normal limits. However, the patient does not need to take medicine unless his/her post. Prandial blood sugar level reaches 200. If post. Prandial blood sugar level reaches 200 then patient can take homoeopathic mother tincture gymnema sylvestra q, 30 drops, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water. Along with intake of medicines the patient need to walk at least 1 hour daily without any interval. In order to decrease the intake of carbohydrate in diet the patient should avoid rice, sweet dishes, fruits, cold drinks, fast foods, alcoholic beverages, potato etc.
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Glycemic Index in Diabetes

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DNB, DM - Endocrinology
Endocrinologist, Gurgaon
Glycemic Index in Diabetes

The glycemic index is a measure of food containing carbohydrates and how it can raise the level of glucose in blood. This is essentially a process where every food is ranked based on a reference food such as white bread. A food with a high GI value increases the level of glucose in the blood compared to a food with a GI that is medium or low. Some of the common examples of food with a low GI include legumes and dried beans. Fats and meats are not included in the index due to the non-availability of carbohydrate in them.

Some common foods with a GI of 55 or less include bread made up of pumpernickel and whole wheat, muesli, oatmeal, bulgur, barley, pasta, yam, lentils, sweet potato, converted rice, corn, non-starchy fruits, and vegetables. A food set with medium GI in the range of 56 to 69 includes quick oats, basmati rice, pita bread and couscous. Some example of foods with high GI value in the range of 70 includes pineapple, russet potato, white bread, macaroni, puffed rice, corn flakes, rice cakes and melons.

What influences GI?

Since GI has nothing to do with fibre and fat, some general findings of the GI count are as follows:

  1. When a food is processed or cooked, the GI tends to increase

  2. More the storage time of the food, the higher is the GI. It is applicable for ready to cook food and frozen food as well.

  3. The higher is the GI count, more the ripeness of a fruit or vegetable.

  4. Converted food items tend to have a lower GI as compared to the original version of the food

What are the other considerations?

While the GI value gives first-hand knowledge about the type of carbohydrate a person is consuming, it is hard of any help when it comes to the amount of carbohydrate intake. Portion size, therefore, still plays an important role for patients suffering from diabetes. The GI count of a food item greatly varies when combined with a food which has higher GI or lower GI for that matter. Nutritious food that is extremely beneficial for the body, tends to have a higher GI count. For instance, the GI count of oatmeal is greater than that of a chocolate.

Which one is more effective?

While there is no hard and fast rule for maintaining the carbohydrate count, an approach that is equally balanced between a GI count and carbohydrate count works best for a patient. Both the type of carbohydrate as well as the count of carbohydrate plays a crucial role in keeping the blood sugar level under control. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a endocrinologist.

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Am suffer from diabetes from diabetes from diabetes from last two years joint pain problem in My knes.

Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT), Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT)
Occupational Therapist, Delhi
Am suffer from diabetes from diabetes from diabetes from last two years joint pain problem in My knes.
Dear lybrate user apply hot fomentation do knee isometrics- lie down & keep towel roll under your knee & press it, hold for 3 sec then relax, 10 times each knee, twice daily do slr- lie down & lift your leg straight up, upto 30-45 degrees, hold for 3 sec then relax, 10 times each leg, twice daily sitting on the chair or edge of bed with your back straight move your leg up without lifting thigh, your leg will become parallel to floor, hold for 3 sec then relax, 10 times each leg twice daily avoid floor sitting/crossed leg sitting/squatting avoid long standing or walking long distances use commode for toilet purpose stair climbing should be minimal.
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I am suffering sugar and my sugar levels are control can I eat bananas? If I eat how much quantity.

MD Pediatrics
General Physician, Faridabad
I am suffering sugar and my sugar levels are control can I eat bananas? If I eat how much quantity.
You can eat bananas, berries, orange and apples as they do not have high glycemic index provided your sugar is under control. Try to have fruits having low glycemic index.
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My 6 year old daughter has viral fever. Doctor gave mefenamic for above 102. Even after giving 7 ml the temp is not coming down. It is fluctuating between 102 to 103.8. Kindly advice please.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My 6 year old daughter has viral fever. Doctor gave mefenamic for above 102. Even after giving 7 ml the temp is not c...
Hi If fever has not come down with mefenamic acid, use paracetamol plus ibuprofen combinations three times a day. Give plenty of fluids orally, particularly ORS. Keep her well hydrated. Plus for acute conditions it is better to consult your local doctor, Thanks.
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I am 45 years old my ldl is 108 chol is 158 hdl is 38, tgl is 92 uric acid is 6.7 give precautions for my health.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 45 years old my ldl is 108 chol is 158
hdl is 38, tgl is 92 uric acid is 6.7 give precautions for my health.
take tab. zyloric 100 mg once a day. tab. atorvas-10 mg at night. avoid fatty /oily meal. go for walk daily. avoid alcohol/smoking if possible.
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Hi I am 42 yrs old last two years I am suffering from left knee arthritis some doctors are telling after testing uric acid problem.

MD - Internal Medicine
General Physician, Bangalore
Hi uric acid problem usually causes pain in small joints and not large joints like knee joints. First get an x ray of your left knee and revert back.
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The majority of health research is stacked against sugar-sweetened soda. A large 2004 study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that women who drank one or more sugary drinks per day increased their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 83% compared to those whoconsumed less than one of these beverages per month.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
The majority of health research is stacked against sugar-sweetened soda. A large 2004 study in the Journal of the Ame...
Mr. Lybrate-user, yes you are right, sweetened aerated drinks are one of the major problems leading to overweight and related conditions like diabetes. Similarly junk food and pastries and highly processed food, fructose corn syrup containing products also are the ones causing various health related issues in today's younger population. Adding to thjis is the inactivity. So we need to motivate younger generation to move away from these harmful foods and hit the ground for exercise.
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I am 67+ year old. I am taking diabetes n high bp medicine for last 8 years. Both are always under control. Some 8months back my left hand began to shake slightly, doctors diagnosed as nervous weakness. I took medicines prescribed by doctor. But the shaking still persists. What should l do?

General Physician (AM)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Chandigarh
Shaking that gets worse when you try to maintain one position? a family history of tremor? as many as one in four people develop essential tremor as they age. You are more likely to develop essential tremor if you have a parent or sibling with the condition. Requires detailed questioning so as to ascertain your personality and to treat you symptomatically. Treatment is available, safe and without side effects in biochemic system of medication. Consult me in private.
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