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Dr. Kannan

Endocrinologist, Chennai

Dr. Kannan Endocrinologist, Chennai
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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. 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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Sir, I am 52 years old suffering from diabetics & hypertension, using medication fir both. But bp not getting controlled, for bp I am using ctdl 12.5l 50 & amolkind5mg. Please advise.

General Physician (AM)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Chandigarh
Having diabetes makes high blood pressure and other heart and circulation problems more likely, because diabetes damages arteries and makes them targets for hardening (atherosclerosis). Atherosclerosis can cause high blood pressure, which if not treated, can lead to blood vessel damage, stroke, heart failure, heart attack, or kidney failure. You can consult me in private for detailed treatment which is available in biochemic system of medicine depending upon symptomatically. Eatng lots of garlic. If you cant have it get it homeopathically allium sativum (biochemic) nat phos 30x, avoid all types of fats and red meat.
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I am having diabetes from 3 years till now been trying my best to control it is there any easy way?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am having diabetes from 3 years till now been trying my best to control it is there any easy way?
the only way to control is to take prescribed regularly, take a balanced but restricted diet as advised by your doctor, avoid sweets, direct sugar, exercise regularly for more than 1 h and also avoid deep fried foods. There is no easy way out.
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Without medicine how can we control diabetics. If medicine we have to take, which is best without side effects.

M.D. Internal Medicine
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
Without medicine how can we control diabetics. If medicine we have to take, which is best without side effects.
Medicines if required to control diabetes in addition to lifestyle modification should be taken as most of the anti diabetic drugs have mininmum side effect profile and can be taken for longer duration -lifelong with doctors advise. It is essential to go for regular check ups to know the functioning of your liver, kidney or heart as many anti diabetic drugs can not be given in diabetic patients with complications or need to reduce dosages if associated peptic ulcer disorders or nutritional deficiencies. Many times such patients benefit from insulin therapy dramatically.
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Can I have carrot and beetroot when I have hypothyroid and taking thyroxine 50 daily? My skin became very dry will it be normal if my TSH level comes to normal?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Can I have carrot and beetroot when I have hypothyroid and taking thyroxine 50 daily? My skin became very dry will it...
Ikshaji, hypothyroidism causes skin to become dry. Once it is controlled with tsh levels becoming normal, most symptoms will disappear. Carrots and beet root are fine, can be eaten. Only cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, radish, mustard, peanuts, soy beans and soy containing products and coffee need to be avoided.
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What can I do to lower BP, cholesterol and for a healthy heart. Also advice on preventing diabetes. How to have stronger knees or to reduce pain.

Bachelor in Physiotherapy (BPT)
Physiotherapist, Hyderabad
What can I do to lower BP, cholesterol and for a healthy heart. Also advice on preventing diabetes. How to have stron...
Good Evening Do regular exercises, and take proper nutrition. Actually according to research cardiac vascular system takes 75 years to get damage. But it's getting damage in our early 30 because of our negligence. Basic structural and functional unit of life is cell. We are not providing proper nutrition to our cells. That's the reason we are suffering from hypertension, coronary artery diseases, diabetes etc. We need to provide proper nutrition to our cells as cell is the structural and functional unit of life. All the cells compact together and form tissue, tissue compact together to form an organ, organs connected to form system. Cell ⬇ Tissue ⬇ Organ ⬇ System. If we take proper nutrition to cells by taking health diet. And what ever is getting absorb in our digestive system will be taken by our blood and we have to send that nutritive blood to our cellular level. By working out daily. If the cell is strong ⬇ Tissue strong, if the tissue is strong ⬇ Organ strong, if the organ is strong ⬇ System strong, if the system strong, ⬇ Where will be the diseases. If we workout daily it will help to consume more amount of oxygen and nutrition to our cells. Hence their will not be any disease. By this you can prevent yourself from many diseases. For further exercises to cure hypertension, coronary artery diseases, cardiac rehabilitation, and preventive exercise for many diseases you can consult me.
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I am diabetic facing sex problem. No erection. Want to have sex but no erection cannot have that.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am diabetic facing sex problem. No erection. Want to have sex but no erection cannot have that.
Mr. lybrate-user, Long standing diabetes invariably causes ED. Particularly if there's persistent hyperglycemia. Therefore, primary need is strict glycemic control, with FBS around 100 mg, PP150 to 160 mg & HbA1c < 6.8℅ . However, damage caused is hardly repaired. Apart from achieving strict control, you may have to use certain drugs like PDE - Inhibitors for temporary relief. Thanks.
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I am 43 years old. Having Hypothyroid since last 12 years. My metabolism is very low. Always feel tired. I feel swelling on my body (water retention). Taking thyronorm 100 mcg.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, msc in dietetics & food service management
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Indore
I am 43 years old. Having Hypothyroid since last 12 years. My metabolism is very low. Always feel tired. I feel swell...
Take low calorie and low sodium and high protein food. Don't take rice at night. 4-5 meals in a day in a frequent intervals. Take 1 glass of lukewarm water with 1 tsp of alsi powder in the morning and go for walk. Take 10-12glass of water. Don't take water immideatly after meal. Don't take coffee.
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Dear sir, I am using thyroxine from 8 months. But thyroid keep increasing. Initially it was TSH 7.25 and later using 25 levetroxin it came to to 2.9 again star increase 4,4.5,6.5 in my recent tests, I don't understand what happened. I am also taking betalocker for my heart rate increases. Please suggest me what I have to do. Does thyroid was big disease.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Mr. lybrate-user, If you have hypothyroidism and taking thyroxine, then ideally TSH should be maintained betweei 3 to4 mU/L, to remain free from all the symptoms related to it. So if TSH level goes up, then there is a need for increasing the dose of thyroxine. Thanks.
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I am 46 years old having hypertension, hypothyroidism presently detected with dietetic taking sivagulika, tripala, medicine since last 6 months presently detected with uric acid please help me.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 46 years old having hypertension, hypothyroidism presently detected with dietetic taking sivagulika, tripala, me...
Hello dear High triglycerides and cholesterol can cause atherosclerotic heart disease or narrowed coronary arteries in the heart can cause the symptoms of angina, when theheart muscle is not provided with enough oxygen to function. Decreased blood supply to the brain may be due to narrowed small arteries in the brain or because the larger carotidarteries in the neck may become blocked. This can result in a transient ischmic attack or stroke. Peripheral artery disease describes gradual narrowing of the arteries that supply the legs. During exercise , if the legs do not get enough blood supply, they can develop pain , called claudication . Other arteries in the body may also be affected by plaque buildup causing them to narrow, including the mesenteric arteries to the intestine and the renal arteries to the kidney. Change life style .do meditation,yoga, Go walk daily, do any one physically activity daily i.e.play any game., Avoid fast foods,oily foods,junk foods,alcohol,smoking,fatty foods, non-veg.,avoid stress,take plenty of water in day time. And 1 glass of water before bed at night. use flax oil, omega-3 fatty meal or cap., take .green veg., whole grain. Garlic,. Cod liver oil. Take anti cholesterol medicines . IN HYPOTHYROIDISM:--- where there is deficiency of thyroxine hormone leading to sluggishness, tired feeling, weight increase, slow heart beats, intolerance to cold, swelling of legs, feet and face, difficulty in concentrating and at times in speech. Treatment for hypothyroidism is giving thyroxine tablets. And dose are according to level of thyroid for life time. Avoid bad habits . Avoid stress. Some Relax during work. Go for walk, Take plenty of water, high-carbohydrate foods such as potatoes, rice, pasta and bread. Nutrient-rich foods that improve your health may also benefit your thyroid gland, antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables more plenty of water: Blueberries, tomatoes, bell peppers, and other foods rich in antioxidants can improve overall health and benefit the thyroid gland. Eating foods high in B vitamins, like whole grains, may also help. flax oil, Selenium: Tiny amounts of selenium are needed for enzymes that make thyroid hormones to work properly. Eating selenium-rich foods, such as sunflower seeds or Brazil nuts, can be beneficial. Tyrosine: This amino acid is used by the thyroid gland to produce T3 and T4. Taking a supplement may help, avoid oily foods,junk foods, go for walk. Do Tests every 3 to 6 months. And consult doctor on time. for uric acid you can take tab. zyloric 100 mg once a day.
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I am having thyroid problem. Taken madication for 1 year. I exercise daily on an elliptical trainer. My skin near hands became loose and seems flabby. Is there any solution to become thin? please suggest. Thank you.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Flbby skin not due to thyroid. But although any one can develop flabby skin. After age 40, live in dry, cold or low humidity climates. And have a job that requires you to immerse your skin in water. And swim frequently in chlorinated pools. For prevention you can wash your hand with hot water or bath with hot water. Use lactic acid + urea cream to your hand.
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Can I eat salt if I am facing high blood pressure, low hemoglobin level and Type 2 diabetes.

MBBS, MD-General Medicine, DM - Cardiology
Cardiologist, Secunderabad
Can I eat salt if I am facing high blood pressure, low hemoglobin level and Type 2 diabetes.
Of course you can. But dont add extra salt. Avoid fries and pickles and salty snacks. Replace regular salt with LONA salt.
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I am. Diabetic since den how much I diet I am unable to. Loose my weight I do walk yoga n diet control kindly help wid some easy n effective tips .Thank you.

Practical Course in Diabetology, POST GRADUATE COURSE IN DIABETOLOGY, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Srinagar
I am. Diabetic since den how much I diet I am unable to. Loose my weight I do walk yoga n diet control kindly help wi...
Avoid sugar, junk food and fried food and fruit juices., Exercise regularly and consult some good dietician
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I am 30old found to have blood sugar level my mother is diabetic I am going to get married tell me what are precautions to be taken in married life.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am 30old found to have blood sugar level my mother is diabetic I am going to get married tell me what are precautio...
Diabetes, often referred to by doctors as diabetes mellitus, describes a group of metabolic diseases in which the person has high blood glucose (blood sugar), either because insulin production is inadequate, or because the body's cells do not respond properly to insulin, or both. It is a difficult task to control blood sugar in the desired normal range. Whatever we eat is metabolised to sugar in the body to provide energy for our daily activities. For the absolute control, one has to monitor his / her blood sugar at regular intervals (Self-Monitoring of Blood glucose – SMBG). Though difficult, this can be done by a glucometer and keep a record. Get an idea of Fasting sugar (FBS) and 2 hours after food (PPBS), & HbA1C (inform me) and check before dinner and after every major food. The basic idea is to reduce the food intake to 1/3 of what you take now. The dictum of sugar control is diet, exercise, diet + medicine and at later stage medicine+ Insulin will be needed. There are different diet plans of varying calories for each person depending on his activity & life style. For diabetes, hypertension (high BP) and many long-term illness control there is the need for regular advice and follow up. Just one time consultation or advice is not enough to guide a diabetic in scientifically & medically correct manner. For giving you regular follow up you ask me with all details like your daily eating pattern and medicines you take. I assure you a proper guidance... if you keep in touch personally.
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I have type 2 diabetes someone says that their is permanent treatment of diabetes is possible in homeopathy is this true.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
I have type 2 diabetes someone says that their is permanent treatment of diabetes is possible in homeopathy is this t...
No, it is not true If diabetes is border line, can be cured by,,,,... Daily yoga and pranayam Daily walk Take salads, vegetable juices and soups more Avoid white sugars
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H1bAc 14! Is there a way to bring it to normal blood sugar. How? In how much time?

Practical Course in Diabetology, POST GRADUATE COURSE IN DIABETOLOGY, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Srinagar
H1bAc 14! Is there a way to bring it to normal blood sugar. How? In how much time?
Avoid sugar, junk food, fried food and fruit juices. Exercise regularly and take medicines prescribed by your doctor.
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Hello, 6 months pehle mujhe pata laga k mujhe diabetes hai. Uss time sugar level 400 tha .but ab mujhe sugar low ki prob hai. Before 3 months I got married. But ab mujhe aisa feel ho raha ha jisse mujhe erection prob ho rahi hai. I dnt no k stress ki wajah we hai ya age ki wajah we. Now we are planning for baby. So doctor aisa medi bataya jiske side effect n.a. Ho. Aur future me koi prob na Ho. What about shilajeet. Doct please help me.

MCH-Urology, M.S. (General Surgery) , MBBS
Urologist, Gurgaon
Hello, 6 months pehle mujhe pata laga k mujhe diabetes hai. Uss time sugar level 400 tha .but ab mujhe sugar low ki p...
There is no medicine without side effects. Won't be able to suggest regarding Shilajeet as its Ayurvedic medicine. Control your blood sugar well. Consult and endocrinologist. Exercise daily. Have a balanced diet. If still unable to gain erection and have intercourse get back.
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My aunt have uric acid, so kindly suggest what she should have to take (eatable) to minimize it and what not to take.

MD - General Medicine
General Physician, Delhi
My aunt have uric acid, so kindly suggest what she should have to take (eatable) to minimize it and what not to take.
To reduce the uric acid levels in blood, you may need to limit intake of alcohol, sugary foods and reduce purine rich foods like meat, poultry, seafood and pulses. Vegetables such as cauliflower, asparagus, spinach, peas and mushroom also contain a lot of purines.
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I am a 79 year old man, with reasonable health. I practice yoga asanas on alternate days and walk in the morning on other days. From one year I feel I am loosing balance and I stoop forward unconciously while walking. My knees do not seem to be strong enough and wobble a little early in the morning. I dont have sugar or high b. P. From a few months I feel I get tired very quickly. Any remidy for this?

MD - Diabetology, Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS), MBBS
Endocrinologist, Kochi
For a 79 year old, your health is not just" reasonable. It is remarkable! keep going. Sleep well, continue to exercise & you will be fine.
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I am sugar patient. I am 41 years old and I am suffering from past 6 years. please help me to keep it under control?

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
I am sugar patient. I am 41 years old and I am suffering from past 6 years. please help me to keep it under control?
Hello, I am giving you Management of Diabetes that include Diet, physical exercise, and medications 1.Food if you have diabetes, you need to know how foods affect your blood sugar levels. It's not only the type of food you eat but also how much you eat and the combinations of food types you eat. Learn about carbohydrate counting and portion sizes. A key to many diabetes management plans is learning how to count carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are the foods that often have the biggest impact on your blood sugar levels. Use measuring cups or a scale to ensure proper portion size and an accurate carbohydrate count. Make every meal well-balanced every meal to have a good mix of starches, fruits and vegetables, proteins, and fats. Some carbohydrates, such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains, are better for you than are others. These foods are low in carbohydrates and contain fiber that helps keep your blood sugar levels more stable. Coordinate your meals and medications. Too little food in proportion to your diabetes medications — especially insulin — may result in dangerously low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Too much food may cause your blood sugar level to climb too high (hyperglycemia). Avoid sugar-sweetened beverages. Sugar-sweetened beverages The exception is if you are experiencing a low blood sugar level. Sugar-sweetened beverages, such as soda, juice and sports drinks, can be used as an effective treatment for quickly raising blood sugar that is too low. Exercise Physical activity is another important part of your diabetes management plan. When you exercise, your muscles use sugar (glucose) for energy. Regular physical activity also helps your body use insulin more efficiently. These factors work together to lower your blood sugar level. In general, most adults should exercise at least 30 minutes a day on most days of the week. Keep an exercise schedule. Talk to your doctor about the best time of day for you to exercise so that your workout routine is coordinated with your meal and medication schedules. Check your blood sugar level. Check your blood sugar level before, during and after exercise. Medication Insulin and other diabetes medications are designed to lower your blood sugar levels when diet and exercise alone aren't sufficient for managing diabetes.
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