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Dr. Karthikeyan

Endocrinologist, Chennai

250 at clinic
Dr. Karthikeyan Endocrinologist, Chennai
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Dr. Karthikeyan is a popular Endocrinologist in Amrit Hospital, Chennai. Doctor is currently practising at Amrit Hospital in Amrit Hospital, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Karthikeyan on Lybrate.com.

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How excess sugar effects your whole body.

I am 50 years and suffering from diabetic since 2007, my fasting around 300.What should i do?

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
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I am 50 years and suffering from diabetic since 2007, my fasting around 300.What should i do?
hi, I am a registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator and a doctor (general physician) who will help you in your diabetes problem. Do let me know your hba1c value? also you need to provide me your daily food intake details. There are many lifestyle and dietary guidelines that can be followed: take high fiber prescribed diet which includes soluble fibre like apple, isabgol etc. Get more physical activity by prescription from a registered dietitian eat a balanced diet which includes whole grains and excludes all refined products like maida as prescribed by a registered dietitian, if you're overweight, diabetes prevention may hinge on weight loss. Every pound you lose can improve your health, and you may be surprised by how much. Participants in one large study who lost a modest amount of weight around 7 percent of initial body weight and exercised regularly reduced the risk of developing diabetes by almost 60 percent. I being a registered dietitian and doctor have been successfully helping patients with their diabetes problem. I will also prescribe medicines that will speed up the time to achieve your weight management goals. Do reply back for private consultation.

My blood sugar levels290 daily (a b g)

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My blood sugar levels290 daily (a b g)
Average blood sugar 290 mg is very high, means uncontrolled diabetes. This not good, as it can lead to various complications related the disease and some them are serious. What is the present treatment you are on? it needs to be changed. Also let me know your weight, height, waist circumference and level of exercise per day. Based on these I will be able to guide, it would be better if you come in a private conversation.

I am 54 years old and suffering from diabetic at present my sugar level is 202 (PP), pl advise me.

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I am 54 years old and suffering from diabetic at present my sugar level is 202 (PP), pl advise me.
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 49 years old since 5 days I am getting giddiness and I am diabetic and so I have consulted the doctor and they gave trimester tablet but still my blood glucose level is not steady its too high what is the reason please consult me.

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I am 49 years old since 5 days I am getting giddiness and I am diabetic and so I have consulted the doctor and they g...
Hi, diabetes is a disease to b managed rather, than to b cured, completely. * go, for a brisk walk in d morning to restore blood circulation to nourish the cells & tissues. Tk, plenty of water to eliminate toxins, regulate metabolism. Go, for meditation, yoga to reduce your stress, anxiety to nourish the whole body including your pancreas to monitor, beta cells to maintain your sugar level. Go, for either of cycling, swimming, gardening, dancing, playing badminton. Maintain 1200-1600 calories, through dietary regulation. * tk, 4 marie, biscuits with a cup of tea, morning at 7.00 am. * 3 sliced bread with one cup of milk at 9.00 am. * tk, 4 nos of marie biscuits with one cup of tea at 4.00 pm. * 3 breads, small bowl of pulses, green vegetable, curds small bowl in dinner at 9.00. * finally, one cup of milk at bed time. * ensure, sound sleep for 7 hrs. In d night. * avoid, direct sweets, junk food, caffeine, smoking, dust, smoke, spicy, fried -intake. Beverage, alcohol. *. Stay fit & fine.

I am 47 years female. I am suffering from thyroid. How I rocover from thyroid?

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I am 47 years female. I am suffering from thyroid. How I rocover from thyroid?
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,

My mother having an thyroid problem which type of treatment should take for it and what to does or what to not in this case.

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Hi  First : medicines are mandatory.  Otherwise you might have weight gain,muscle ache, sleep and anxiety issues as well as reproductive  and cardiac issues later. You need to get an USG neck done  and an FNAC USG guided of thyroid gland. FT3/FT4/TSH  If you have already done these tests Share on lybrate I can help you better. Any history of alcohol  intake /fatty food /sugary food How much exercise do you get done every day? Ideally you should be doing a good mix of cardio ,weights and crossfit  exercises to keep you healthy Together  with a balanced diet with optimum  healthy fat protein and carbs.  Avoid  deep fried fatty food and fast food. No soft drinks /sugary drinks. I am outlining  food you should avoid or restrict in Hypothyroidism. It's important  you maintain  your body weight exercise regularly.Weight gain increases thyroid hormone requirements.  Avoid cruciferous   group of veggies  like cabbage and broccoli. Avoid soya bean in all forms.No soya ,nugget,chunk,tofu or milk. Limit their intake: Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, turnips, and bok choy. Cooking the vegetables can reduce the effect that cruciferous vegetables have on the thyroid gland. Limiting your intake to 5 ounces a day appears to have no adverse effect on thyroid function. Decrease gluten  intake from processed  food. Always try whole grain varieties of cereals which is rich in fibres and help improve  bowels (Take your thyroid replacement  medicine several hours before or several hours after food rich in fibres .Otherwise problem  with absorption  of hormone. 20 to 35 gram of fibres daily from all sources. Avoid excessive fatty (deep fried)and sugary food as hypothyroidism  causes your metabolism  to slow down &weight gain. Avoid highly salted food,chips,pickles,sauces as they contain  large amount of sodium .Hypothyroidism  puts you at risk of high BP and excess sodium in salt aggravates Coffee  in excess.And coffee with thyroid hormone  replacement  can prevent absorption.  Alcohol.It is toxic to thyroid gland and prevents  hormone production and absorption. The problems of hypothyroidism  gets better with medicines,diet and exercise.  You will start  better as the levels of your hormone normalises.  Initially  you need to do the TSH test every 6 weeks till normal TSH then every 3 months Diet /EXERCISE/Medicines/Sleep/meditation :5 pillars of health needed to live the healthiest Hope this helps Let me know.  Take care Dr.Amrita Basu

Management of Diabetes

MBBS & Post Graduate course in Diabetology, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), CCEBDM
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Limiting unhealthy food is very important in management of diabetes

It's simple: our portions are oversized. This leads to excess calories and extra pounds. Of particular concern, according to the 2010 dietary guidelines, are jumbo servings of foods with refined grains, solid fats, and added sugars -- think fried chips, fatty burgers, sugary drinks, pastries, and desserts

It's time to downsize extra-large servings of less-healthful foods and upsize servings of foods we're not eating enough of vegetables, fruits, dairy foods, and whole grains. Start by reducing your portions of less-healthful foods by 5 to 10 percent. You'll barely notice the trimming, but you'll immediately taper your intake of calories, carbohydrate, fat, and sodium. Over time, this portion slim-down will improve your weight, blood glucose, cholesterol, and blood pressure
Management of Diabetes

I am 50 years old . I am diabetic from last 10 years. Now I have problem of E.D. . Please suggest best medicine to recover.

PG Dip Diet, B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition
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I am 50 years old . I am diabetic from last 10 years. Now I have problem of E.D. . Please suggest best medicine to re...
You are needed to balance your daily diet. If your diet is not balanced, any kinds of medicine will not be able to work properly. So, you are being suggested to consult with a dietitian immediately.

My weight is increasing day by day I have done thyroid check up and results are positive I want to know how to control thyroid.

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My weight is increasing day by day I have done thyroid check up and results are positive I want to know how to contro...
Hello mam, kindly follow these basic tips for loosing weight: * take short meals at frequent intervals. * do not skip meals * drink plenty of water (3-3.5 litres water per day) *avoid aerated drink * take fibre rich foods like fruits, raw salad, wheatbran, oats, brown bread, brown rice. *do early dinners (7; 00-7; 30 pm)

I used to take eltroxin25 since march 2015 andf now my thyroid level is good shall I discontinue eltroxin or suggest me any other since after starting im feeling very hungry and my weight has also increased.

CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
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Mr. lybrate-user, Hypothyroidism is a hormone deficiency disorder, hence there has to be a constant supplement of that hormone for lifetime. Therefore, treatment will have to go on for lifetime. If one is on treatment, then ideally TSH levels should be maintained between 3 to 4 mU/L, to be free from all the symptoms. Weight gain is in fact a common manifestation of hypothyroidism. So check TSH level and if it is higher than above mentioned, then there needs to be an increase in the dosage of thyroxine. Thanks.

I am 36 year old I have diabetic always 150 so please give me advise how to reduce my own diabetic

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
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Follow diabetic diet and exercise daily for at least half an hour and consult for proper management. Dr surbhi agrawal

My mother is suffering from sugar please give suggest to control sugar her diet also.

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Ayurveda
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My mother is suffering from sugar please  give suggest to control sugar her diet also.
Please add jou or barley flour in your diet and ragi flour. Roast this flour and mix 1/4th of it in normal wheat flour. Prepare chapaties with it and eat it daily. Eat more of fiber containing food like green leafy vegies, more of fresh seasonal fruits, drink less water with meals instead take sips of water while eating food and don? t drink before and after. Take 1 teaspoon of fenugreek seed powder (methi dana powder) with water daily will control diabetes and its complications. You can also chew 4-5 leaves of curry patta daily as it will reduce your blood pressure, protects liver and works as antioxidants along with increasing hb which will overcome you weakness. Do this for some time & you will feel the difference. Ayurveda is known as the best science to help you control your diabetes in a natural, safer & better way with no known side effects. For more info share your blood sugar level reports and other medication details if you are taking any to understand your case better

İ am suffering from diabetes type 2 since last four years. My fasting sugar level was 169 in last week, it goes further high some time. What precaıtionary measures in diet and medication should İ take to maintain my blood sugar level. İ take a tablet of metformin and glyclazide one time only. Shoıld I increase dose of medicine. Please guide me.

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İ am suffering from diabetes type 2 since last four years. My fasting sugar level was 169 in last week, it goes furth...
No ,first try these tips before escalating dose of medicines 1-Losing Extra Weight: helps lower your blood pressure and cholesterol too. waist of more than 80 cm in women & 90 cm in man are at risk 2- Constant and regular food timings :improves metabolic activity and helps reducing weight. 3- Split meals and eat in moderate amount 4- No long Gaps and skipping of meals:-Never miss out breakfast. 5- No overeating:-Never eat in a bulk on one time Remember to eat food slowly & chew well. 6- Proper Exercise and work outs: regular brisk walking for 30 min. five times a week is best .Cycling, swimming, dancing can also be done. Do not eat right away after a workout . 7-constant and regular timings for medication 8-Avoid fried foods ,meat,fats and sweets.  9- Take high-fibre and complex carbohydrates:-like oats and include high-fiber carbohydrates like wheat bran, flaxseed and methi seeds to your wheat flour .Add whole grain foods in your diet. Avoid white bread, pasta, pizza , candies, and snacks . 10-Drink enough fluids:-Keep your body well hydrated.  11.Fresh vegetables and fruits: .Include sprouts in the diet as they are easily digestible

I am 45 years old lady and I am suffering from acidity and thyroid I am taking omez as medicine prescribed by the doctor but no good results takes place what should I do now.

MBBS, DNB, Diploma Dyslipidemia, CCEBDM, CCMTD
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I am 45 years old lady and I am suffering from acidity and thyroid I am taking omez as medicine prescribed by the doc...
Dear lybrate user with the information provided it appears that you are having gastritis. The first and foremost treatment of which is life style modification like regular exercise, diet modification as advised and liberal fluid intake. Try having small frequent meals, avoid tea/coffee/carbonated drinks, avoid chilli, stop smoking and consuming alcohol if you do. Hope this solves your query. Try with these life style measures first. Regarding your thyroid issues it is advisable if you can keep a check on regular intervals.

What is his best diet as he is hypertensive and diabetic. His Lvf uf 15-20%. How we can take care him in best way.

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What is his best diet as he is hypertensive and diabetic. His Lvf uf 15-20%. How we can take care him in best way.
Follow up Suger free, Fat free and salt free diet. If you want any help then you can contact me online at Lybrate profile.

My daddy is 45 years old and he is a diabetic patient and he eats chicken every 2nd day and he use yo drink twice or thrice in a week and I want his diabetes to remove permanently What steps I have to take for him . I mean I want to know about his diet chart .how can I prepare that . Nd yes he is becoming week as he gets older.

Diploma in Diabetology, Pregnancy & Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Prevention in Diabetes ,Thyroid
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My daddy is 45 years old and he is a diabetic patient and he eats chicken every 2nd day and he use yo drink twice or ...
Take 3 times meal. Small frequent meal. Before each meal take plenty of salad. Fruits inbetwwn breakfast and lunch. And also between lunch and dinner. Chapati should be half cabohydrate +half besan. Brisk walking 30 min /dayand proper drugs.

I am 30 yrs old single woman. I have hypothyroidism. I am on medication (currently on thyronorm 100mcg) for last 11-12 yrs. I have irregular periods & it lasts for 2-3 days. I was diagnosed with pcos & was given metformin 500. Currently I am not taking metformin. Can you suggest me what should I do?

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I am 30 yrs old single woman. I have hypothyroidism. I am on medication (currently on thyronorm 100mcg) for last 11-1...
Go for walk daily . Avoid stress. Some Relax during work. Drink more water, high-carbohydrate foods such as potatoes, rice, pasta and bread. You can take 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. 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,

I have posted my question several times but still didn't get a proper answer. I am 29 years old having hypothyroidism. But my tag is under control. My lower pelvic ultrasound scan was ok. I had irregular periods as I was diagnosed with thyroid 2 years back. But my periods became normal since January this year. But from July 24 again I am not having periods. Can you help me Regularly I am exercising also. Please help me out.

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I have posted my question several times but still didn't get a proper answer. I am 29 years old having hypothyroidism...
lybrate-user, If hypothyroidism is under control then periods usually become normal, provided that is the only cause. Sometimes there may be other hormonal issues also involved, then one needs to investigate further to find out exact cause. If hypothyroidism is in control then TSH should be between 3 to 4 m U/L. If the value is higher than this then irregularity invariably persists. You have not mentioned the current TSH level, which will give an idea about the control of hypothyroidism. Thanks.
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