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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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I have thyroid tsh>150 I am male age 26 what I do ?

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Start on tab thyronorm to begin with 50 mcg in the morning on empty stomach. Nothing to be taken for 45 mins after that. Check levels after three months.

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.

I am 45 years old have diabetic in random 106 and high blood pressure 130/90. What kind of fruit and food I eat?

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I am 45 years old have diabetic  in random 106 and high blood pressure 130/90. What kind of fruit and food I eat?
For a diabetic it is best advised to have a diet planned as per the sugar levels, lifestyle and history. Though you can follow some guidelines - have small frequent meals. Do not fast for long hours. Avoid a very heavy meal at one time. Avoid fruit juices, aerated drinks or sugarcane juice, honey, jaggery or sugar. Avoid junk foods. Exercise and stay active. Do not attempt to try out too many remedies as you could go into hypoglycaemia. Sleep well. It's all a matter of discipline.

I am 37 year old, I got married on 2005 still i am not getting any result of pregnancy, I consult dr's here but not get any result they told me that there is problem in you sperm count will be 0 % after discharge.

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If you and your partner are planning to conceive, you should start taking folic acid before you get pregnant. Folic acid helps to provide the best health outcomes for your baby when it is growing. Taking folic acid daily before and during pregnancy also prevents the occurrence of neural tube defects, such as spina bifida, in your baby. You? re most likely to get pregnant if you have sex within a day or so of ovulation (releasing an egg from the ovary). This is usually about 14 days after the first day of your last period. An egg lives for about 12-24 hours after it? s released. For pregnancy to happen, the egg must be fertilised by a sperm within this time. If you want to get pregnant, having sex every couple of days will mean there? s always sperm waiting in the fallopian tubes to meet the egg when it? s released. Any queries consult privately.

Madam/sir, My mother is 69 years old, she had corn in a feet, and it is very painful, kindly suggest some medicine to dry the corn, she is diabetic.

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Madam/sir, My mother is 69 years old, she had corn in a feet, and it is very painful, kindly suggest some medicine to...
dear user, for corn you should go for homeopathic treatment. take following homeopathic medicine.1-wartex forte drop 10 drops tds. 2-wartex cream apply thrice a day.do follow up after 4 weeks .thanks

I was detected with diabetes one month ago with fasting 200. I am 46 year old male.

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Have a proper dietary consultation. Start exercising plus you may require medication. If you want you can consult me privately.

I am 36 years I am feeling very lazy kindly suggest me some solutions. I don't have pressure, sugar all are normal. And also I want to reduce my weight please. Suggest any capsules for reduce weight.

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I am 36 years I am feeling very lazy kindly suggest me some solutions. I don't have pressure, sugar all are normal. A...
You should do yoga and walk and take herbal tonic for lazyness If u want medicine for weight loss contact me I have seen good results

I am suffering from diabetes for the past one year may I get solution for it?

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Yes you take NONI sy 10-10 ml in a glass of water 30minuties before murals for 3 to6month note test after each bottle consumes. NONI available with me.

Hello sir, acutely my Nani had recently a operation in small intestine and waha se unhone CALCULI (पथरी) nikali and the also woh diabetes ke patient hai so doctor have told them not to eat food which contains sugar so could you tell mein that what food and diet they should eat so they get healthy faster. She is 86 years old.

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Hello sir, acutely my Nani had recently a operation in small intestine and waha se unhone CALCULI (पथरी) nikali and t...
Hello you can give her soups chapati made from multigrain flour, seasonal fresh fruits not juices as it will raise her sugar levels AMALA, sprouts, poaha etc.

What are the precautions of diabetes even we are taking medicines and diabetes is still increasing?

Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
General Physician
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What are the precautions of diabetes even we are taking medicines and diabetes is still increasing?
Life style modification and walk for 150 minutes a week or other mild exercise will be of great help.

Joint pain problems in knees, backpain, am suffering from diabetes from last three month's, also from hypertension,

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Joint pain problems in knees, backpain, am suffering from diabetes from last three month's, also from hypertension,
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.

What are the symptoms of diabetes?

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What are the symptoms of diabetes?
Individuals can experience different signs and symptoms of diabetes, and sometimes there may be no signs. Some of the signs commonly experienced include: Frequent urination Excessive thirst Increased hunger-even though you are eating Weight loss - even though you are eating more Tiredness Lack of interest and concentration A tingling sensation or numbness or persistant pain in the hands or feet Blurred vision Frequent infections Slow-healing wounds Vomiting and stomach pain (often mistaken as the flu) Extreme fatigue

I am having sugar. what precaution should I take and how to reduce weight? Please help me.

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I am having sugar. what precaution should I take and how to reduce weight? Please help  me.
The biggest risk factor for developing diabetes is being overweight, but not all body fat is created equal. Your risk is higher if you tend to carry your weight around your abdomen?the so-called ?spare tire??as opposed to your hips and thighs. So why are ?apple? shaped people more at risk than ?pears?? ?Pears? store most of their fat close below the skin. ?Apples? store their weight around their middle, much of it deep within the belly surrounding their abdominal organs and liver. This type of deep fat is closely linked to insulin resistance and diabetes. In fact, many studies show that waist size is a better predictor of diabetes risk than BMI (body mass index). You are at an increased risk of developing diabetes if you are: ? A woman with a waist circumference of 35 inches or more ? A man with a waist circumference of 40 inches or more To measure your waist circumference, place a tape measure around your bare abdomen just above your hip bone. Be sure that the tape is snug (but does not compress your skin) and that it is parallel to the floor. Relax, exhale, and measure your waist. Eating right is vital if you?re trying to prevent or control diabetes. While exercise is also important, what you eat has the biggest impact when it comes to weight loss. But what does eating right for diabetes mean? You may be surprised to hear that your nutritional needs are virtually the same everyone else: no special foods or complicated diets are necessary. Diabetes diet for Indians should have the ratio of 60:20:20 for carbs, fats and proteins. "Per day calorie intake should be between 1,500-1,800 calories with a proportion of 60:20:20 between carbohydrates, fats and proteins, respectively." He adds that a diabetes diet should "have at least two seasonal fruits and three vegetables in a diet plan." Though dry fruits may seem like a healthy snack, it is not a good option for diabetics, as the fructose can spike your sugar level. Go for fresh fruits rather than dry fruits for diabetes control (but there are some restrictions... we'll come to it). But you can still opt for nuts as a healthy snack. Recipe for diabetes diet for Indians: - One teaspoon of methi seeds soaked overnight in 100 ml of water is very effective in controlling diabetes. - Drink tomato juice with salt and pepper every morning on an empty stomach. - Intake of 6 almonds (soaked overnight) is also helpful in keeping a check on diabetes. Whole grains, oats, channa atta, millets and other high fibre foods should be included in the meals. If one feels like consuming pasta or noodles, it should always be accompanied with vegetable/sprouts. Milk is the right combination of carbohydrates and proteins and helps control blood sugar levels. Two servings of milk in a daily diet is a good option. High fibre vegetables such as peas, beans, broccoli and spinach /leafy vegetables should be included in one's diet. Also, pulses with husk and sprouts are a healthy option and should be part of the diet. Pulses are important in the diet as their effect on blood glucose is less than that of most other carbohydrate containing foods. Vegetables rich in fibre help lowering down the blood sugar levels and thus are healthy. Good fats such as Omega-3 and monounsaturated fats (MUFA) should be consumed as they are good for the body. Natural sources for these are canola oil, flax seed oil, fatty fish and nuts. These are also low in cholesterol and are trans fat free. Fruits high in fibre such as papaya, apple, orange, pear and guava should be consumed. Mangoes, bananas, and grapes contain high sugar; therefore these fruits should be consumed lesser than the others. Small frequent meals: A large meal gives rise to higher blood sugar in one's body, therefore it is essential to take small frequent meals to prevent both higher and very low blood sugar values and keep them constant. Small in between snacks can be dhokla, fruit, high fibre cookies, butter milk, yogurt, upma/poha with vegetables etc. A person with diabetes should follow a diet which is low in carbohydrates, high in fibre and contains adequate amounts of proteins, vitamins and minerals; and avoid fatty foods and sweets. He/she should also take frequent small meals (5 meals pattern). What not to do: Artificial sweeteners can be used in cakes and sweets for diabetic people (in moderation). Have lots of fluid. Limit intake of alcohol. Should you have non-veg? In non-vegetarian diet, seafood and chicken can be taken rather than red meat as red meat contains higher amount of saturated fats. Also, patients with high cholesterol should avoid egg yolk and red meat. The diabetes diet for Indians includes carbohydrates, proteins and fats. As always, a balanced and planned diet can build and improve personal health. A controlled diabetes diet may seem like a drag and bore, but a good cook can add life to a diet. Time to call up mom and experiment with diabetes diets!

I am 50 years male type 2 diabetic recently administered stent and I am suffering from erectile dysfunction please prescribe medicine to overcome this.

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Homeopath
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I am 50 years male type 2 diabetic recently administered stent and I am suffering from erectile dysfunction please pr...
Hi, Since you have got Stent operation done and using tablets for them, I recommend you to discuss your erection problem with cardiologist, as few cardiac medicines might give this side effects.

Hi I am diabetic fast 120 pp 170 this is after control and after using Ayurveda medicine but there was fast 225 pp 370 in 10th jan 2015 randomly. I am unable to control it upto the normal so please advice me what should I do the cure it completely

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Start with allopathic medicines if you have not yet started! Sugar levels this high can start damaging your organs.

My age is 63 years. Since last 1 month my Uric Acid is 7.8 and swelling in toes, ankle and fingers joints. I am taking Zyloric 40. What should I do and eat which are suitable for lowering uric acid.

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My age is 63 years. Since last 1 month my Uric Acid is 7.8 and swelling in toes, ankle and fingers joints. I am takin...
I am giving you brief idea about Uric acid Diet - Drink plenty of fluid esp water Take low fat dairy product consume complex carbohydrate Reduce saturated fat consumption Avoid fish/ meat/ poultry Avoid eatable sweetened Avoid alcohol

I am 34 year female diabetic on drugs glimeperide 3mg+ metformin 1500. I feel frequent leg cramps mainly at night. Kindly advise any treatment.

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Ayurveda
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You take ayurvedic medicines also and both are continue. Madiphala rasayana and tab- hyponid, for 1 month and recheck your sugar level minimum for best result these 3 months.

Is it safe to take Amway products like protein powder, daily vitamin, calcium,natural b, fiber powder for a diabetic patient, and for intestinal tract.

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Is it safe to take Amway products like protein powder, daily vitamin, calcium,natural b, fiber powder for a diabetic ...
Hello, one of the products which they have has 80 plus % protein, is a good product. But it is too expensive. There are similar products giving 80 plus % protein at less than 50 of cost. Other products like multivitamin and calcium have too many ingredients are excessively expensive. Those can be taken by a person with diabetes.

My husband aged 32 suffering from diabetes since 4 year's currently his b4 fasting is 300 and after fasting 534. Pls hlp how to control his blood sugar levels.

PG Dip (Dietetics n Applied nutrition), Msc.in Nutrition n dietetics, Post graduate Certificate (Diabetes Education)
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My husband aged 32 suffering from diabetes since 4 year's currently his b4 fasting is 300 and after fasting 534. Pls ...
Hello! convince your husband to take small meals in every 3-4 hr. Regular interval. Avoid sweet n sugar also honey n jaggery, fried foods, ready to eat foods, preserved foods n simple carb like maida. Take whole grain cereals in limitation, lot of veggies, 150-200gm fruit (not juice). Don't skip breakfast n take a small portion of milk or product or any whole grain cereal before bed time. Do 30 min of exercise a day. Consult a dietician for diet plan.

She has problem with thyroid. Her thyroid level is 36. Is this level is high? if so, what is the treatment or precaution she has to take? is there a any natural theorphy for that?

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She has problem with thyroid. Her thyroid level is 36. Is this level is high? if so, what is the treatment or precaut...
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 iron medicines. Avoid bad habits . Avoid stress. Some Relax during work.go walk daily.avoid oily foods,junk foods. Do Tests T3,T4,TSH EVERY 3 TO 6 MONTHS. 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 can help,
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