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Dr. K.V.Sathiyanarayanan

Endocrinologist, Chennai

Dr. K.V.Sathiyanarayanan Endocrinologist, Chennai
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My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well....more
My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well.
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Dr. K.V.Sathiyanarayanan is a trusted Endocrinologist in Mylapore, Chennai. Doctor is currently practising at Chennai Meenakshi Multispecality Hospital in Mylapore, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. K.V.Sathiyanarayanan on Lybrate.com.

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I am 60 year old ,my uric acid test is normal. Since 5-6 months I am suffering from heel pain in right foot. I have taken various medicine of all pathys but no relief. I also use soft footwear. I also tried homeopathic medicine like arnica, mag phos, calcarea phos, ledam pal and brufen, tendicure tab. Vitamin d vials. Earlier also I have asked this question. But no medicine found effective .please prescribe effective medicine of any pathy.

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I am 60 year old ,my uric acid test is normal. Since 5-6 months I am suffering from heel pain in right foot. I have t...
It has to be properly diagnosed first by a Consulting Physician and Orthopedician for Rhematism, Calacneous spur, Tendon inflammation, Calcium deficiency etc. Try dipping affected leg in hot water for 15 minutes and immediately after in cold water. Add little salt to water. Occasional pain killer for temporary relief can be taken with precautions about hyperacidity. Seek specialist opinion.
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Tips to cut down on sugary foods

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Sugary foods and drinks can cause tooth decay, especially if you eat them between meals. The longer the sugary food is in contact with the teeth, the more damage it can cause. The sugars found naturally in whole fruit are less likely to cause tooth decay because the sugars are contained within the structure of the fruit. Sugars are also added to a wide range of foods, such as sweets, cakes, biscuits, chocolate, and some fizzy drinks and juice drinks. These are the sugary foods that we should cut down on.

Tips to cut down on sugars

For a healthy, balanced diet, cut down on foods and drinks containing added sugars.
Instead of sugary fizzy drinks and juice drinks, go for water or unsweetened fruit juice
Swap cakes or biscuits for a currant bun, scone or some malt loaf with low-fat spread.
If you take sugar in hot drinks or add sugar to your breakfast cereal, gradually reduce the amount until you can cut it out altogether.
Rather than spreading jam, marmalade, syrup, treacle or honey on your toast, try a low-fat spread, sliced banana or low-fat cream cheese instead.
Check nutrition labels to help you pick the foods with less added sugar, or go for the low-sugar version.
Try halving the sugar you use in your recipes - it works for most things except jam and ice cream.
Choose wholegrain breakfast cereals, but not those coated with sugar or honey.
Tips to cut down on sugary foods

Hello sir/madam I m suffering from the sugar please tell me how to I control my sugar and what is medicine I take.

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Hello sir/madam I m suffering from the sugar please tell me how to I control my sugar and what is medicine I take.
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,h 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 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

I was suffering from hyperthyroid and now it is normal but I am still overweight what should I do?

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I was suffering from hyperthyroid and now it is normal but I am still overweight what should I do?
Homoeopathic medicine reckewegs r-59 drops (dr reckeweg) drink 20 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times daily nd report after 2 months.
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Are Dark Cracks Behind Neck A Sign Of Diabetes?

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Many overweight and obese people have darkened and a rather flaky texture behind neck, darkening in armpits and other parts of body with creases and folds like elbows, knees or knuckles. This is commonly mistaken as smudge of dirt, uncleanliness or lack of hygiene. Some people think that it is due to repeated friction caused by necklace or chains etc. In fact it is a sign of'diabetes' which is already developed or might develop in future.

This darkening is due to excessive cell growth and differentiation of fibroblasts caused by excess of insulin in the body especially in obese individuals and type 2 diabetes patients.

In obese individuals and type 2 diabetes patients excess amount of fat especially abdominal fat (tummy fat) causes resistance to action of insulin secreted by pancreas and tends to hamper its action. In return, body produces more and more insulin from pancreas to keep blood sugar under control. This excess amount of insulin secreted by body promotes this skin cell growth leading to the visible condition called'acanthosis nigricans' in medical terms.

After producing excess amount of insulin pancreas start exhausting, this converts into diabetes. At this stage diabetes can be prevented by simple lifestyle modifications & focussed weight loss.

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Are Dark Cracks Behind Neck A Sign Of Diabetes?
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Good morning sir, I am 50 years old diabetic since 2012 april. But without medicine just with regular brisk waking for 6, kms a day my post meal blood sugar is 180 so with your kind permission may I take just 30 ml of RUM twice a, week if you say then only I will consume it or I won't I am hypertensive also but it is, well controlled with Telma 40 H .sir please guide me.

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Good morning sir, I am 50 years old diabetic since 2012 april. But without medicine just with regular brisk waking fo...
Alcohol consumption is absolutely not recommended when one is diabetic. But of course once in a while it is fine. Rum by itself does not contain sugar but if taken with coke can be hazardous to a diabetic. It has 38 to 60 % alcohol and alcohol is empty calories.

How to deal with diabetic neuropathy. The pain in feet. Any immediate medicine available?

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How to deal with diabetic neuropathy. The pain in feet. Any immediate medicine available?
Maintain ibw take balance d diet walk daily avoid sugary items fat food take plenty vegetables and fruits in 2 / 3 servings take high fibre low calorie food check sugar bp cholesterol and tsh level consult.
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I'm 35 years old. Unmarried.have thyroid at boarder. Not taking any medication. Height is 5'4 weight is 65 kg. Want to reduce weight by 10 kg but without loosing face loose skin.

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I'm 35 years old. Unmarried.have thyroid at boarder. Not taking any medication. Height is 5'4 weight is 65 kg. Want t...
Hi, what do you mean by" thyroid at border? give the test results. Looking at your height and weight, present weight is actually normal (height in cms - 100 = ideal body weight). If you still want to reduce weight, then do some exercise regularly like jogging, skipping and running or swimming. Plus reduce present caloric intake by about 500 calories per day. Thanks for the question.

How to Prevent Your Child from Developing Type 2 Diabetes?

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How to Prevent Your Child from Developing Type 2 Diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes (T2DM) is a chronic metabolic disorder that prevents the body from processing sugar or glucose. The disorder causes insufficient production of the hormone Insulin (responsible for regulating sugar into the different parts of your body); or the body's failure to respond to the hormone produced. Although no cure is available for T2DM, there are several ways in which you can help prevent Type 2 diabetes in your child. These are:

1. Get your child to indulge in some physical activity

Spending about 60 minutes of the day on physical activity can help your child to ward off Type 2 diabetes. In terms of screen time, it shouldn't be over 2 hours a day. By doing so, he or she ends up building his or her muscles as well as gets rid of extra fat from the body. An active life would also help your child to maintain an optimal body weight with obesity being a cause of this form of diabetes. Whether it's a sport like swimming, cricket or basketball, or even walking and dancing, physical activity in any form can help in preventing your child from developing Type 2 diabetes.

2. Plan a well-balanced diet for your child

Encouraging your child to have healthy foods and making right food choices can also lower his or her chances of getting this metabolic disorder. Foods high in fiber like whole grain cereals and bread, lentils, fruits, and vegetables should be consumed. Similarly, foods low in trans and saturated fats like lean meat, chicken, yogurt and cheese should be included in your child's diet. Processed foods, as well as sugary drinks, should be no-no when it comes to your child's diet.

3. Adopting proper eating habits

It is not only making the right food choices that are important but eating right as well is vital for preventing the onset of diabetes. Having meals with fix portion sizes is a habit that you need to develop in your child. Ideally, half the plate should be filled with vegetables and fruits; a quarter with lean protein like chicken; and the remaining with whole grain. To accompany the meal, make your child have one cup of no-fat or low-fat milk. Desserts like ice cream and cookies should be allowed only once or twice a week.

How to Prevent Your Child from Developing Type 2 Diabetes?
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How to know my body suffering in diabetes? Please tell me any simple and free methods to know diabetes.

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How to know my body suffering in diabetes? Please tell me any simple and free methods to know diabetes.
If there is a non healing wound or if there is increased urination or if there is increased appetite than you can suspect that you have diabetes.

I'm a sugar patient, frequently I'm getting (every month) acidity. How do I get rid of it?

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I'm a sugar patient, frequently I'm getting (every month) acidity. How do I get rid of it?
Mr. Lybrate-user, hyperacidity may be occurring either due to food habits, smoking, alcohol, excess tea or coffee. At times remaining on empty stomach for long time also can cause that. To reduce acidity you may take small quantity of food more frequently (every 2 - 3 hrs), total intake not exceed the recommended daily allowance. Plus avoiding all the above mentioned triggers. Exercise also helps in controlling acidity. There are antacids and other drugs which may be useful. Some times a bacterium h pylori could be also responsible. Plus good control of diabetes is also very important.
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Diabetes kyun hota hai. Depression hone hota he kya. Yeh sugar zada hone hota hai. Mujhe aisa lagta mera body aisa kuch hai. But morning time main 2 km chalta hun kuch thakan nahi lagta. But computer use ke time lagta hai kyun.

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Diabetes kyun hota hai. Depression hone hota he kya. Yeh sugar zada hone hota hai. Mujhe aisa lagta mera body aisa ku...
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. Take homoeopathic mother tincture gymnema sylvestra q, 30 drops, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water. Also you need to walk at least 1 hour daily without any interval. Also you need to take a low carbohydrate rich diet. Avoid rice, sweet dishes, fruits, cold drinks, fast foods, alcoholic beverages, potato etc.

My father is 51 years diabetic patient whose blood sugar is always high in both sugar levels and use to take insulin dose of 30 in morning and evening. For last couple of months he is always suffering from motion/ vomiting/gastric problem. He don't smoke and drink his weight is 70 kgs I want to know good healthy diet and medication because he is becoming very weak energy less person.

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My father is 51 years diabetic patient whose blood sugar is always high in both sugar levels and use to take insulin ...
Diabetes can be controlled/managed by a proper regulated diet and exercise. 1. Eat every two hours mini meals. Don't eat big meals. Take more green vegetables/salads. 2. Eat whole grain food/grains like ragi, wheat, jowar instead of refined grains like maida/ sooji/ white bread etc. 3. Reduce foods with high GI Index like potato, white rice, banana, mango. 4. Avoid all forms of simple sugars like Colas, juices, sweets, cakes, biscuits, pizzas, noodles etc. 5. Eat daily fruits with low/medium GI index like apple, guava, mosambi, orange. 6. Eat lot of proteins like dals, sprouts, egg, chicken etc with every minimeal. 7. Drink lot of water. One glass every hour. 8. Do at least 30-45 mins of exercise everyday.
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I Am 29 years old female and Suffering From Thyroid Disease and TSH Level Was 13. I do not have any symptoms of thyroid but I am not able to balance my self, confused in everything ,not able to focused on any things.

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I Am 29 years old female and Suffering From Thyroid Disease and TSH Level Was 13. I do not have any symptoms of thyro...
Hello, take thyroidinum 200, 5 drops, once in a week and thyroidinum 3x, 2 tabs once daily in the morning empty stomach. Take bacopa monn. Q, 15 drops with water once daily. Thanks. Revert me after 1 month.

I am 46 years old & I am diabetic. My sugar levels is 183 (f) 323 (pp). I am taking metformin ip 500 mg 2 tablets after breakfast, lunch & 1 after dinner. Gliclazide er tablet 30 mg before meal (one time only). Still my sugar is not in control. Kindly advice me what to do. Kindly suggest better medecine ?

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Your sugar level is not controlled. Kindly consult privately for personalised assessment and management.

Sir, I am 55 years old. My uric acid remains 6.2 to 6.5. Please guide me what type of treatment I must be obtained. I am also diabetic but take one tablet daily in the morning before breakfast. My sugar remains normal i. E. Fasting 96 on 23/08/2015.

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Sir, I am 55 years old. My uric acid remains 6.2 to 6.5. Please guide me what type of treatment I must be obtained. I...
your uric acid is in normal range. upto 7 it is normal. you may take less of protiens like milk paneer, cheese, pulses etc.
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I have diabetes and every time I wake up I feel not refreshed and not in the mood. I really need help with it.

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I have diabetes and every time I wake up I feel not refreshed and not in the mood. I really need help with it.
Diabetes can leave you exhausted, hence you need to manage diabetes with a correct lifestyle. In case of diabetes you have to eat nutrient dense food and exercise well. 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. Exercise atleast 5 times a week. Do not overeat. Eat 3 proper meals and 2 snack in between. Stop when your stomach is 80% full. Eat slowly.
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I am a diabetic and suffering from varicose veins and my legs are always painful and stiff. Sole of the feet is also stiff and painful This is a description of a patient.

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I am a diabetic and suffering from varicose veins and my legs are always painful and stiff. Sole of the feet is also ...
Hello sir, I agreed with the lybrate-user. Kalyani's advice but I want to add one more important point in that and thats 1) try to avoid long standing position as much as possible 2) use the compession stockings 3) use the pneumetic compressive therapy if available at your near by physio centre.

Ian Mamatha. 30years. I never ch caked sugar. Yesterday I checked It is90. So will did I have sugar disease.

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Ian Mamatha. 30years. I never ch caked sugar. Yesterday I checked It is90. So will did I have sugar disease.
If you have a family history of Diabetes, then check it regularly. However in this case if you check it once in a year it would be beneficial...

Hi I'm from chennai and 38 years of age. I'm a female and my problem is I have more hairfall during summer months. Is this normal cos I faced the same last summer too. After summer I see less amt of hair falling and again in the months of may to June I face it agn. Is this normal or do I hv to seek any medical help cos I'm really worried loosing hair. Besides I have hypothyroid for the past 1 years and I'm under medication of 50 mg thyronorm daily. My thyroid level is within normal range now after the medication and I'm still taking it. So ruling thyroid could my hairfall b seasonal and if s wil my hair grow back. Please looking for you answer asap. Thank you.

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Hi I'm from chennai and 38 years of age. I'm a female and my problem is I have more hairfall during summer months. Is...
If you have hypothyroidism and if it is not well in control then its symptoms are continuing to appear or remain. On treatment tsh levels should come between 3 to 4 milli units /l, if not then symptoms do remain. Hair fall is a prominent symptom that lasts longer. So please check tsh levels and see that those are maintained as mentioned above. Thanks for the question.
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