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Dr. Kannan

Endocrinologist, Chennai

Dr. Kannan Endocrinologist, Chennai
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Dr. Kannan is a popular Endocrinologist in Cantonment, Chennai. You can visit him/her at St Thomas Hospital in Cantonment, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Kannan on Lybrate.com.

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My blood sugar is 120 fasting and 159 random, should I take any allopathic or ayurvedic medicines or any herbal juices. What should be the safe levels. In upcoming festival season can I enjoy sweets for few days.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My blood sugar is 120 fasting and 159 random, should I take any allopathic or ayurvedic medicines or any herbal juice...
Mr. lybrate-user, Blood glucose levels mentioned point to being pre-diabetic state. This means one can develop diabetes any time if care is not taken. In such a situation avoiding sweets, deep fried foods, junk foods and pastries, bakery items and sweetened aerated drinks is necessary. One may be liking sweets but if heath has to be maintained then necessary precautions are a must. Right now there is no need for medicines. Only modified lifestyle and exercise are needed. Thanks.
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What medicines are best for the treatment of sugar? What are their side effect? 2.

CCMTD, CCEBDM, C.Diabetology, American Diabetes Association, DOMS, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
What medicines are best for the treatment of sugar? What are their side effect? 2.
Treatment of diabetes depends on many factors. What is the duration of diabetes, type of diabetes, your age, your job profile, other factors like kidney and liver parameters. So treatment of diabetes changes from person to person. The main aim is to control blood sugar (glucose) levels within the normal range, with minimal fluctuations to low or high levels. Type 1 diabetes is treated with: insulin exercise and a healthy balanced diet type 2 diabetes is treated with lifestyle changes with weight reduction, healthy diet, and exercise, oral medications. If oral medications become ineffective treatment with insulin is started. Gestation diabetes (in pregnant woman) limited oral medicine and insulin is needed.
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I am 72 and getting my legs swollen when give weight on them and also have diabetes.

MBBS, MD - Medicine
General Physician, Delhi
I am 72 and getting my legs swollen when give weight on them and also have diabetes.
1. Do regular exercise for 30 minutes daily like brisk walking 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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Which medicein to start with if found 274 sugar without breakfast and 388 after bf. Please advice.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
You should be on double drug therapy.Kindly consult with details. Dr surbhi agrawal Consultant diabetologist
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I am on insulin 28/28/24 & caps dibitron twice volibase 0. 2 twice janumet 500 twice tresiba inj 14 at night pl adv for heart angiospam 2. 5 twice telma 40 twice for bp o. 5 once pl advise

Practical Course in Diabetology, POST GRADUATE COURSE IN DIABETOLOGY, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Srinagar
Stop janumet and take invokanna 100mg after breakfast. Stop dibitron n volibase also. Instead take metformin1000 twice a day.
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I got my uric acid test which seems to be on higher side 7.4 Please suggest if this is normal also let me know if I can take L- glutamine for my gymming. Is whey protein isolate safe to take?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
High uric acid level can be caused when human body either produces too much uric acid or your kidneys do not eliminate uric acid rapidly enough. A high uric acid level may cause increasingly frequent attacks of gout. 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. Factors that may cause a high uric acid level in your blood include: Diuretic medications , Drinking too much alcohol, Genetics disorder , hypothyroidism , Immune-suppressing drugs, Niacin, or vitamin B-3, obesity, psoriasis, Purine-rich diet — organ meat, dried beans, driedpeas, mushrooms and other foods 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. Do test KFT every 6 months to monitor levels of it. Take tab. Zyloric 100 mg once a day. Tab. Ulracet sos for pain in joints .
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If we skip breakfast what type of diabetes will occur Now a days I am taking 6 badam and 3 pieces dates as a breakfast this is enough or not.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
If we skip breakfast what type of diabetes will occur
Now a days I am taking 6 badam and 3 pieces dates as a breakfas...
Hello, Looking at your height and weight you have grade 1 obesity with a BMI of 33.75 kgs/M2. This can be a major contributory factor for your future problem. Since you have no diabetes now, it is important for you to cut your weight (ideal weight 55 kgs). By leaving breakfast there is nothing going to happen. Breakfast is said to be the best meal of the day, as keeps ones energy level high through the day. Thanks.
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I am diabetic (controlled) since 20 years. I have Tinitis (continous high frequency sound in my ears). I can live with it. I have been told it is not curable. Is that true in all cases?

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Try keeping a clove of peeled garlic in ears esp in the evenings. and 2 drops of warm ksheerabala 101 oil in ears. the oil should be lukewarm... definitely the severity of the cond will come down.
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Thyroid profile is like this T3 is 119 T4 is 6.68 TSH is 7.57 what is the problem in above test results

PGDHM, PGCDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Ahmedabad
Hello Your TSh is on higher side, which suggest subclinical hypothyroidsm, please get your FT4 level as whether you require any treatment or not will depend on the same Also are you having any abnormality related to lipids, heart, diabetes etc? As further management will be dependent on all these factors Thanks Dr Joozer Rangwala
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How can I cure permanently diabetes mellitus from my body blood glucose level and the blood acidity. Is there any risk of heart attack for obesity, how can I get rid of this?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
How can I cure permanently diabetes mellitus from my body blood glucose level and the blood acidity. Is there any ris...
Mr. Lybrate-user, diabetes mellitus can only be controlled by appropriate medicines, proper diet (restricted diet) and regular exercise. If blood sugar is not kept in control (fasting closer to 100 mg, pp 150 to 160 mg and hba1c% <6.8.), then there is a definite possibility of serious long term complications in relation to eyes (retina), kidney, lower limbs, peripheral nerves and heart. Yes there is an increased risk of heart attacks in uncontrolled diabetes patients. Another important thing our blood ph is in the range of 7.33 to 7.45 which is slightly alkaline. Our blood always remains in this range. There no blood acidity.
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She is suffering form diabetes now she feeling horrors dreams and unnatural things?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
She is suffering form diabetes now she feeling horrors dreams and unnatural things?
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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What are the symptoms of diabetics mellitus? What kind of diet we have to follow.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
What are the symptoms of diabetics mellitus? What kind of diet we have to follow.
Symptom of Diabetes are polyuria (increased urine) polydipsia (increased thirst) polyphagia (increased food intake ) weight loss and if there are complication than symptoms will be according to system involve like Neuropathy, Retinopathy, nephropathy for Diet chart you can consult privately
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Hello Dr. my name is rajan I am 24 year old I have sugar problem last 3 month what should I do?

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
Hello Dr. my name is rajan I am 24 year old I have sugar problem last 3 month what should I do?
Diabetes is managed By Diet control Antidiabetic Medication Lifestyle changes There are many class of Anti diabetic medicines are available consult Diabetologist for further management
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My father is 35 years old. He is suffering from diabetes for 10 month. Now his sugar levels is normal. But now he has complaints of both knee pain. Sometimes he found very pain in his elbow. What he do.

Diploma in Acupuncture, Pranic Healing, MD - Acupuncture
Acupuncturist, Bangalore
My father is 35 years old. He is suffering from diabetes for 10 month. Now his sugar levels is normal. But now he has...
Identify the mid point between the ankle bone and tendons and give pressure with a blunt edge on either side of your foot for 2 minutes. Also give pressure in the web between 2nd and 3rd finger from your toe for 2 minutes. Finally give a good massage for both feet in hot water. Identify the dipping portion on the back of your knee folding. Press this dip with both middle fingers and hold your knee with your thumbs for support. Please swing 20 times morning and evenings. Give pressure the dipping point on the portion between the thumb and the index finger on the back of the palm. Press and release for 15 times where the pain is more. This will solve the problem.
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I am 61 years old, Female, having Hyperthyroid (Taking 1 mg Eltroxin since 1990. My B.P and Sugar is in control with low dose of medicine. My problem is bowel movement. I do not get adequate /regular pressure for toilet in the morning but when the pressure comes I can not wait. Sometimes rather often I spoil cloth before I reach the commode. Is there any treatment in any of the stream of medicine?

CCEBDM, PG Diploma In Clinical cardiology, MBBS
Cardiologist, Ghaziabad
1.Take 2/ 3 glass of warm water in the morning 2.Take little more water in the day 3.Eat more fruits and green vegetables 4.No fried/ spicy/ junk/ processed/ fast food, no maida products 5.No tea/ coffee/ cold drinks 6.No alcohol 7.Reduce wt 8.Daily morning walk for 30 mts 9.Deep breathing exercise for 10 mts daily 10.Fiber Foods that are high in insoluble fiber include whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. Try wheat bran, brown rice, or whole grain bread. Soluble fiber- Prunes and figs can be added to breakfast or eaten as a snack. 11. Take – Probiotic for medicine contact on private chat.
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I am 69 years old male suffering from excessive uric acid in blood since last two and half years and in spite of taking 2 tablets of zyloric and other ayurvedic medication daily, sometimes acid amount in blood shoots uo. How to control this situation?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
you can take tab. bencid-500 mg once a day after meal, tab. zyloric 100 mg once a day after meal. continue checkup your tests. avoid more protein diet,milk products.avoid alcohol,stress, go walk, take whole grain foods,oats,green veg.,juice,
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Dear doctors, how can I manage my sugar, cholesterol and weight, I am 24 years old and 5'6 in height but my weight is over 90 kg help me?

MD - Consultant Physician
Cardiologist, Kolkata
Dear doctors,
how can I manage my sugar, cholesterol and weight, I am 24 years old and 5'6 in height but my weight is...
You are over wt, diabetic & dyslipidemia. A bad combination for heart attack in future. Take care of your bw by eating healthy, fibrous food less quantity just to live to eat not live to eat. Take regular medicines for sugar & cholesterol regularly, avoid party foods. Do exercise, swimming regularly.
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She 46 year old and she is suffering from thyroid since last 10 years and taking thyroxine eltroxin 100mg tablets prescribed by doctor and she became very fat because of thyroid please suggest some method through which she can get back in shape again and and can rid of thyroid.

Diploma in homeopathy, B. Sc
Homeopath, Gurgaon
She 46 year old and she is suffering from thyroid since last 10 years and taking thyroxine eltroxin 100mg tablets pre...
Your diet must include a glass of juice (any juice), fresh fruits and a full serving of salads at EVERY meal: cucumber, tomato, carrot, beetroot, radish, onion slices or spring onion, raw cauliflower , cabbage leaf, sprouted seeds etc. Add other greens I hv not mentioned. All this is essential to give you a balanced nutrient boost. Cut out any JUNK FOOD and AERATED drinks totally. Generally foods that come out of a packet, or tin can, or bottle shud be avoided. Exercise to increase circulation:- 2 mins of hard exercise then 1 min rest - do this four times a day. You can either do it all in one go or split it into sessions through the day. In total it is only 12 mins a day so should not be a big issue. A very useful exercise is to jump in one place simulating skipping. Build up your time to 2 mins. of jumping. The benefits of this is ungaugeable, and cannot be explained medically as yet, it effects the entire body. In conclusion, live and eat healthy and you will develop energy, a glowing skin and a healthy 'go' in life -regardless of age. In todays urban atmosphere, exercise indoors unless you live in rural areas or in the hills...otherwise buy electrical air purifiers, put it on full and exercise in front of it.
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Sir I am diabetic . My pgbs is 196. What should my diet. What can I eat n what not?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bijapur
Sir I am diabetic . My pgbs is 196.
What should my diet. What can I eat n what not?
Hello lybrate user once diabetes diagnosed you should restrict sugar in diet. Avoid all deeply fried foods, zunk foods. Eat in moderate chapati, rice, bread, meat, eggs, fish, chiken, cheese, butter and milk products. Avoid sweets, icecreams, chocolates. Eat plenty of salads, green leafy vegetables, fruits except banana n mango. Take clear soups, butter milk, pulses, beans. Take small meals four times a day. Practice aerobic exercises or brisk walk, pranayam and yoga.
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I'm 61 years my diabetes is on border line can I eat a piece of gur or jaggery after lunch or dinner.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I'm 61 years my diabetes is on border line can I eat a piece of gur or jaggery after lunch or dinner.
Mr. Lybrate-user, it would have been better if you had mentioned the actual blood sugar levels -fasting and pp and hba1c%. Because it is difficult to understand what exactly is" border line diabetes" still eating gur or sugar after lunch or dinner means increasing blood sugar level. Gur is absolutely same as sugar. Both are from sugar cane. Both contain glucose+ fructose. I really do not see the need for eating it after lunch or dinner. Thanks for the question.
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