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Dr. K Muralidharan

Endocrinologist, Chennai

650 at clinic
Dr. K Muralidharan Endocrinologist, Chennai
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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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Dr. K Muralidharan is a renowned Endocrinologist in Kilpauk, Chennai. You can consult Dr. K Muralidharan at Lifeline Rigid Hospital - Kilpauk in Kilpauk, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. K Muralidharan on Lybrate.com.

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Hello. I am 18 years old and i am having hypothyroidism. The t. S. H level is 12.7. So my question is will it gett well soon to normal levels? and please say me the diet for it.

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Hello. I am 18 years old and i am having hypothyroidism. The t. S. H level is 12.7. So my question is will it gett we...
You have to take thyronorm and diet alone cannot cure hypothyroid state. If you can send me the full tft report it will be fine. Send to me privately.
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Diabetic since 20 years. Pp is around 210. Take 3 pegs whisky everyday and smoke 15 cigarettes. Current problem is high sugar, trygleride above 250 and ED since last one year. Suggest remedies.

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Diabetic since 20 years. Pp is around 210. Take 3 pegs whisky everyday and smoke 15 cigarettes. Current problem is hi...
If you do not change your lifestyle you will never be able to regulate your sugar levels and triglycerides. Stop smoking and drinking immediately. 1. Exercise at least 5 times per week 2. Eat whole/unprocessed foods at regular intervals, while being aware of physical hunger/fullness cues 3. Sleep 7-9 hours per night 4. Don’t engage in extreme diets 5. Stay consistent with your habits 6. Incorporate non-exercise physical activity 7. Ignore food advertising You need a fat loss diet which comprises of whole grains like jowar, bajra, wheat, brown rice, pulses like moong, musoor, bengal gram, lots of vegetables, fruits, eggs, fish, chicken, paneer, healthy oil, nuts and seeds. You need to eat them in right proportion. Avoid eating sugar and sweets, refined foods like maida, noodles pasta, White rice and products, bread. Drink a lot of water.
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I have a diabetes in last 2 year it's type 1 diabetes nd presently I m taking 3 time insulin 10-10 units nd + aayurvedic treatment bt most the time my sugar lever is too hight approx more thn 350 nd day to day I think my health is also going to down. Please suggest me what I do is it safe to take aayurvedic + insulin?

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I have a  diabetes in last 2 year it's type 1 diabetes nd presently I m taking 3 time insulin 10-10 units nd + aayurv...
your insulin type and dosage both needs to be changed ..bedtime lantus like long insulin has to be added ...metformin tablet has to be started...your sugar levels are too high... but ur body weight is required to calculate dosages....kindly revert with details

I am a diabetic person I lost my sexual feeling how to improve my sexual have any medicine in the world.

Master in Psychology, MD - Ayurveda, Dems, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
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I am a diabetic person I lost my sexual feeling  how to improve my sexual  have any medicine in the world.
You have not mentioned your age. I need following investigations lipid profile lft glycosylated hb urine routine.
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Have hypo thyroid since 3 years and throxin norm is not suiting. What do you have to treat me. Weight gained 25 kg. Very forgetful memory and sleepy all the time without doing anything. Thank you.

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Have hypo thyroid since 3 years and throxin norm is not suiting. What do you have to treat me.
Weight gained 25 kg. V...
Hi, It would have been useful if you mentioned the reasons why Thyronorm was not suiting you? Further you did not mention the results of your thyroid function tests. I feel that based on your symptoms your Thyroid function tests may be abnormal. The symptoms that you are describing are of hypothyroidism, so looks like the dose of Thyronorm was not sufficient. Plan: Please get your TSH, fT3 and fT4 done. See an endocrinologist who can prescribe alternative brands of the thyroxine hormone drug. Thank you.

Hello my find have facing sugar problem from 3 years how to control please suggest.

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Hello my find have facing sugar problem from 3 years how to control please suggest.
Holistic approach In Management of Diabetes are as follows Self-management education Nutrition Physical activity Smoking cessation Psychosocial care Therapeutic targets There are many class of Antidiabetic medicines are available Get your following test done and review with reports 1. FBS, PP Blood sugar 2. HBA1C 3. KFT consult Diabetologist for further management
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I am 60 years male healthy except for controlled medicated diabetic. I notice a low back pain from one month. Since I am vigorously practising yoga for 1.5 hours early in the morning from one month. Is it because of this or should I get checked. Which test I should undergo? Thanks in advance.

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I am 60 years male healthy except for controlled medicated diabetic. I notice a low back pain from one month. Since I...
Hi, It may be because of over exercise as you are practising yoga since one month only. You can get whole body bone mineral density test and serum calcium and vit, D3 tests done with respect to your age.

Can I eat cabbage or cauliflower/broccoli since I have a thyroid condition

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Many people ask me "Can I eat cabbage or cauliflower/broccoli since I have a thyroid condition?" let me try to give the answer in scientific way.

What are goitrogens?

Goitrogens are substances that interferes with thyroid hormone production causing enlargement of thyroid. This enlargement also known as a goiter.

Different goitrogenic substances are present in various foods. 

Cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower contain glucosinolates, which blocks iodine uptake into the thyroid.
Luckily, these vegetables are only goitrogenic in the raw state. Cooking or lightly steaming will deactivate the glucosinolates,
Thus diminishing the goitrogenic activity. While consuming cooked cruciferous vegetables is preferred, occasionally eating small amounts of these foods in the raw states should not aggravate autoimmune thyroid conditions. 

1. Iodine deficiency induced hypothyroidism should not consume as they cause further suppression of thyroid activity

However

2. Hashimoto's (most common cause of hypothyroidism) do not have iodine deficiency, and eating such otherwise very healthy vegetables is not of particular concern.

People with sub-clinical hypothyroidism (when their thyroid is still producing its own thyroid hormone and TSH is slightly elevated) may find that eating lots of goitrogens may suppress some of their own thyroid hormone production. 

Soy and canola are two goitrogens that should be avoided in those with hashimoto's.

Canola-- should be avoided in all individuals with hashimoto's- it's highly processed and made from genetically modified crops.

Soy- is a goitrogen. It blocks the activity of the TPO enzyme (important for thyroid hormone formation) soy has been linked to the development of autoimmune thyroiditis and should be avoided by those with hashimoto's.

List of goitrogens foods
Bamboo shoots
Broccoli
Broccolini
Brussels sprouts
Cabbage
Collard greens
Horseradish
Kohlrabi (Ganth Gobhi)
Mustard greens (Sarso ka Saag)
Peaches
Peanuts (Moongphali)
Pears
Pine nuts (Cheedh ki Supari)
Radishes (Muli)
Spinach (Palak)
Strawberries
Sweet potato
Turnips (White beetroot- Saljam)

Therefore, although everyone is different, most people with hashimoto's should be able to eat most goitrogens, even in their raw state, (with the exception of soy and canola).

Thank you for reading it. I hope it will be helpful to you.
Can I eat cabbage or cauliflower/broccoli since I have a thyroid condition
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I am taking tab glyzid m & tab junavia 100 for dm 2 but my blood sugar is still 210 (fbs)

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I will advise you to start homoeopathic treatment alongwith. If it fits you then nothing like that as this have no side effects diabonil drops (sbl) 20 drops in 20 ml water 10 minutes before meals 3 times a aday vincetoxicum (adel lab) 20 drops empty stomach in 1 glass fresh water report after 2 months.
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Hello sir, I want to know why insulin is necessary for sugar patients? Please tell me.

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Hello sir, I want to know why insulin is necessary for sugar patients? Please tell me.
If you have type 2, which includes 90% to 95% of all people with diabetes, you may not need insulin. Of adults with diabetes, only 14% use insulin, 13% use insulin and oral medication, 57% take oral medication only, and 16% control blood sugar with diet and exercise alone. Kindly mention your blood sugar levels and revert

I am 31 years old lady, I have been diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. Tell me about diet.

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Person with hypothyroidism should have a very healthy diet. Certain foods need to be avoided like cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, mustard, soya beans and all soya based products, coffee. Use whole grain flour, a lot of green vegetables and fruits (avoiding those mentioned), use iodinated salt. Also exercise regularly to avoid adding weight.

Which fruit is more sugar can I take one fruit everyday I am a sugar patient how to reduce my sugar level.

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Which fruit is more sugar can I take one fruit everyday I am a sugar patient how to reduce my sugar level.
Mr. Lybrate-user, fruits which are very sweet or excess in sugar are mango, grapes, banana and chikkoos. Rest of the the fruits are good but only 100 g a day, that too when blood sugar is - fasting around 100 mg and pp 160 mg or so. Thanks.

Is diabetes genetic? Is there minimum age and weight to diabetic? I am 24 years old and 167 in height. What is maximum wgt that I can get and not be a diabetic? Thanks in advance.

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Is diabetes genetic? Is there minimum age and weight to diabetic? I am 24 years old and 167 in height. What is maximu...
Heredity play a role in diabetes. There is no age restriction. It can affect children, young adults also. Reduce your weight to the ideal weight as per your height and avoid excess sugar/ carbohydrate/ high calorie diet.

I am 43 years male suffering from diabetic 200 a/food and bp from last 3 years, recently I had a chest pain and came to know there is blockage of 60% in rca. I am taking duopil 1/500 half tablet twice before food and deplatt 75mg, cardace meto5/50, aztor 20mg is this the right medication I am taking? and I need to go for angio plasty or stent?

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I am 43 years male suffering from diabetic 200 a/food and bp from last 3 years, recently I had a chest pain and came ...
If you had an angiogram done, and there is a single vessal disease with no collaterals, surgery will give good releif. If you have collaterals, both angioplasty and surgery will be good. But final decision should be taken based on the angiogram pictures.
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My mother is a diabetic patient. What are the chances for me to also have diabetic in future. And what should I do to prevent myself from having diabetic in future.

Diploma in Diabetology, Pregnancy & Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Prevention in Diabetes ,Thyroid
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My mother is a diabetic patient. What are the chances for me to also have diabetic in future. And what should I do to...
25 % chanches if one parent is diabetic. Please keep your life style healthy adequate weight good exercise. Green vegetables fruits and free from un-nessary anxiety.

My wife is suffering from Diabetes. First detected 11 years ago when she was pregnant. After a Child Birth she is completely normal. But since last 3-4 years again she has this problem. Her HBA1C is 12.5%. She is not taking Insulin. Presently is taking "Glymipride-2 mg-BD. But it is not in control. Pls. Suggest some medicine which is affordable for us and Diabetes should be in control.

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My wife is suffering from Diabetes. First detected 11 years ago when she was pregnant. After a Child Birth she is com...
I would suggest to go to a good doctor. Insulin will not harm her in any way in fact it will control her sugar levels. With regular insulin and proper diet where she should divide her meals in 4-6, times a day.
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I am suffering from diabetes. And my health is very poor and I want to buildup my muscles can I build up my body even I am suffering from diabetes.

PGD IN ULTRAASONOGRAPHY, Non invasive cardiology course, MD - Medicine, MBBS
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I am suffering from diabetes. And my health is very poor and I want to buildup my muscles can I build up my body even...
Building Muscle with Diabetes Weight training can help increase your metabolism Weight training can help increase your metabolism Having diabetes won't stop you from building muscle. However, it's wise to follow a few precautions when it comes to gaining muscle. There are many different types of exercise and one of the most popular is strength or power training, which is very effective for building strong bones and muscles. Strong muscles collect oxygen and nutrients from the blood much more efficiently than weak ones, meaning that any physical activity you do will require less cardiac work and put less strain on your heart. As well as being good for the heart, they also improve weight control and help the body remain sensitive to the hormone insulin, which is vital for keeping blood sugar levels in check and preventing or controlling Here are some tips on how you can build strong, lean muscle, without affecting your diabetes: Load up on protein Protein intake is vital for building muscle. However, your body constantly drains its protein reserves for other uses such as producing hormones, resulting in less protein available for muscle building. To counteract this, you need to build and store new proteins faster than your body breaks down old proteins. You should look to consume about 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight, which is roughly the maximum amount your body can use in a day. Good sources of protein include: Chicken Tuna Eggs, milk and cottage cheese Protein shakes (see below for more about shakes) Remember, the more protein your body stores (protein synthesis), the larger your muscles grow. Have a protein shake before your workout Protein shakes are very effective for improving strength. While many trainers have a post-workout shake, research has shown that drinking a shake containing at least 6 grams of amino acids - the muscle-building blocks of protein - and 35 grams of carbohydrates 30-60 minutes before exercising increases your protein synthesis more than drinking the same shake after training. "Since exercise increases bloodflow to your working tissues, drinking a carbohydrate-protein mixture before your workout may lead to greater uptake of the amino acids in your muscles, says Kevin Tipton, PhD, an exercise and nutrition researcher at the University of Texas. Good quality whey-protein powders usually contain at least 30 grams of protein per serving, as well as a healthy supply of vitamins and minerals. Other liquid supplements such as weight-gain powders can also provide a lot of high quality protein and nutrients in each serving, but they also tend to be extremely high in calories, carbohydrates and sugar. While this is sufficient for most weight lifters, it is not ideal for those with conditions such as type 2 diabetes, for whom weight loss may be a key goal. Work your biggest muscles If you're new to weight lifting or strength training, just about any workout will be intense enough to increase protein synthesis and build muscle. On the Forum Protein Shake/Supplement for Muscle Building Building toned muscles with type 1? Building muscle Muscle and strength building However, if you're experienced with weights, you'll see the biggest and fastest results by focusing on the large muscle groups, like the back, legs and chest. The best exercises for these body parts are squats, dead-lifts, bench press, leg press, pull-ups, bent-over rows, shoulder press and dips. Add two or three sets of 8 or 12 repetitions to your workout, with about 60 seconds' rest between sets. Eat a high-quality meal after training Post-workout meals or snacks should be high in carbohydrates and protein. Carbohydrates are needed to fuel exercise. As well as being a vital energy source they also play a role in the release of insulin, which regulates levels of blood sugar and is also the body’s most potent anabolic hormone. However, people with diabetes are generally advised to limit their carb intake to keep their blood sugar levels under control as their bodies struggle to produce insulin or don’t use the insulin produced effectively. The problem with this though is that a lack of stored carbs can result in the body using protein for energy production, thus leaving less protein for building muscle. The key is to cut out bad carbs such as. Refined, processed carbohydrates found in white bread, potatoes, pasta and rice from your diet and replace them with good, unprocessed carbs from fruit and vegetables, beans, nuts, seeds and whole-grain versions of bread, pasta and rice. Foods with good carbs generally have a lower glycemic index (GI), which means they tend to break down slowly to form glucose. Low GI foods also have a high nutritional value and provide prolonged release of energy. Drink plenty of water Adequate water consumption is one of the most overlooked factors in exercise. Water comprises up to 70% of the human body and if you're dehydrated, your muscle size suffers as well. The other way of looking at it is that one pound of muscle can hold up to three pounds of water. Rest Rest is another hugely overlooked factor in building strong, lean muscle. The simple fact is that after an intense workout, the body needs the proper nutrients and recovery time to grow bigger and stronger. In fact, your muscles grow when you're resting, not when you're working out. If you’re a beginner, do a full-body workout followed by a day of rest. Alternatively look at setting aside at least 3 days of rest each week. Consume good fats A common misconception among the general public is that all types of fat are bad for you. While saturated fats and trans fats (i.e. Bad fats) increase cholesterol and your risk of certain diseases, monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats can have the opposite effect and benefit your overall physical and mental health. They are also important for muscle growth. Good sources of healthy fats such as omega-3 fatty acids include: Fish - salmon, tuna, mackerel, herring, trout and sardines Avocados Olives and olive oil Nuts - almonds, hazelnuts, pecans, walnuts, cashews and macadamia nuts Peanut butter Tofu Sunflower, sesame, and pumpkin seeds, and flaxseed.

I have heard from many doctors that morning walk is good in diabetes. So I want to know that one should walk fastly or slowly?

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I have heard from many doctors that morning walk is good in diabetes. So I want to know that one should walk fastly o...
Mr. Lybrate-user, walking for an hour is a good exercise for every body, more so in diabetes, as it helps burn extra calories, in turn reduces blood sugar level. Slow or fast may not matter, but one wants to burn more calories then brisk walking is good. About 5 kms in an hour. Morning or evening also does not really matter.
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How to reduce blood uric acid?

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Avoid intake of animal protein like meat (especially mutton). Pulse like'masur dal' also contains high amount of proteins. Lower the amount of intake of these food as much as possible. But diet modification alone cannot lower the blood uric acid. It can merely stop the increase in the levels. For lowering uric acid, medications are needed. Consult me privately to have a detailed discussion about the symptoms of your aunt and blood reports. Will be happy to help:)

I am 58 and last year diagnosed to be diabetic. I am taking Glycomet GP 0.5 and Felicitations OD, both one tab daily. Should I take these medicines for whole life or should I stop these after sugar level is maintained under control limits? Almost daily I go on walk and take almost controlled diet.

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Endocrinology, DNB Endocrinology, MNAMS, Speciality Certificate (Endo. & Diab.) (MRCP, UK), Fellow of American College of Endocrinology (FACE)
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I am 58 and last year diagnosed to be diabetic. I am taking Glycomet GP 0.5 and Felicitations OD, both one tab daily....
It is important to keep HbA1c <7%. This should be tested 3 monthly. If it is less than &% you can try reducing your medicines after consulting the doctor. Yes it is possible for some people to stop medicines if their blood glucose control is good. Fasting glucose should preferably be <110 mg/dl and 2h post meal glucose should be preferably <160 mg/dl.
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