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Dr. Meenakshi Sundaram L

Endocrinologist, Chennai

Dr. Meenakshi Sundaram L Endocrinologist, Chennai
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Dr. Meenakshi Sundaram L is a renowned Endocrinologist in Royapettah, Chennai. She is currently associated with LM clinic in Royapettah, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Meenakshi Sundaram L on Lybrate.com.

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My 9 month baby girl is only 6.3 kg wight. She was the same in 6th month. Afterthat there is wt gain. I am diabetic and feeding mothers feed. How could she gain weight.

DNB (Pediatrics), Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
My 9 month baby girl is only 6.3 kg wight. She was the same in 6th month. Afterthat there is wt gain. I am diabetic a...
Hi lybrate-user, thank you for your qjery. Generally birth weight doubles by 6 months of age and trebles by 1 year of age. For example, if a baby born with 3 kg weight, baby will be 6 kgs at 6 months and 9 kgs by 1 year of age. Give her breast feeds and continue to give complimentary feeds 3 to 4 times in a day. Make feeds calorie rich by adding a few drops of ghee or edible oil. Hope I have answered your concerns. Regards, Dr. E venkata ramana.
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sir done HLAB27 test report is positive what you suggest and thanks for guide to me.

MBBS, DNB TRAINEE(General Medicine), Post Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Management (P.G.D.H.M)
Internal Medicine Specialist, Durgapur
sir done HLAB27 test report is positive what you suggest and thanks for guide to me.
Ankylosing spondyloarthropathy is treatable but not always with desired relief. Swimming regularly is helpful.
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Diabetes - Know Its Management with Ayurveda!

B.A.M.S
Ayurveda,
Diabetes - Know Its Management with Ayurveda!

Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disorder that results in higher levels of blood sugars in the body. It is assuming epidemic proportions, and India has become the new diabetic capital with more than 50 million diabetic people. The main problem with diabetes is it does not completely go away, and there is a whole myriad of issues that it brings along with it. Heart attacks, strokes, eyesight problems, delayed wound healing, nerve damage and impotence. Therefore, diabetes and by that we mainly mean blood sugar levels have to be managed so that there is delay in onset of the associated conditions and/or reduced in severity.

Ayurveda refers to diabetes as Prameha (excessive urination) and Madhumeha (sugary urine) and has identified close to 20 forms of the disease. According to Ayurvedic belief, each disease is caused due to imbalance in kapha, pitta, and vata doshas and diabetes is caused by all these, predominantly by kapha.

With any stream of medicine, management of diabetes involves two tracks - one is lifestyle changes and the second is medications.

Lifestyle changes include the following:

  1. Diet: Reduce the amount of rice, sugar, potato, sweet fruits, maida, deep fried foods, and red meat. Protein-rich foods like lentils, soya, green leafy vegetables and fish should be increased. Diet plan should change to small, frequent meals instead of binge eating.
  2. Exercise: Include 30 minutes of regular exercise into your daily routine if you have a diabetic predisposition.
  3. Others: Avoid smoking and alcohol, ensure sufficient sleep, avoid sleeping during day time, improved foot and eye care, periodically check sugar levels, and manage stress levels.

Medication:

Ayurveda has a whole lot of home remedies proven to be very effective against diabetes.

  1. Jambhul: Eugenia Jambolana whether eaten raw or juice extract has been shown to have beneficial effects in managing sugar levels and cholesterol.
  2. Gymnema sylvestre: Used to manage diabetes for over 2000 years, it reduces sugar cravings and is being touted as the future for diabetes treatment.
  3. Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia): It has 3 components that give it strong antidiabetic properties. The charantin reduces blood sugar levels; the polypeptide has insulin-like effects; and lectin that again has hypoglycemic effects.
  4. Bel (Aegle marmelos): Also known as wood apple, leaves of the plant are shown to have antidiabetic properties. 5 to 10 leaves can be chewed on a daily basis to help control blood sugar levels.
  5. Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum graecum): Consuming 10 g of fenugreek seeds soaked in water increases the amount of insulin produced, thereby increasing sugar breakdown.
  6. Neem: Chewing about 4 to 5 leaves in the morning on an empty stomach helps to control blood sugar levels. Alternately, neem leaves powder is available which can be dissolved in water and consumed. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an ayurveda.
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Hi, recently my father met with an accident and got severe head injury. He was admitted in aiims trauma centre for 10 days. At the time of admission his stage was m5 and at the time of discharge it was m6. Now he recognizing many things and goo din memory but still he behaves impatiently and his voice is more like a child. His age is 53 and he is a diabetic patient too. Also his sugar his high 163 fasting and 285 pp. It's just one month passed away. Could you please tell me when he'll become completely fit and ready to go office and all.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
It will take a few months and he may need physiotherapy. Regarding online consultation there are certain points which all should know and follow. 1) the description of the diseases should be complete in all respects, including any tests done and any medicines already taking. Just saying I have diabetes since 10 years and taking metformin cannot help a discerning doctor a scientific advice. 2) your place and name and mail id and phone number should be in the question. It is necessary at times to know where you stay to give a good advice. (for example if there the climate is warm or cold and many other factors) 3) it is necessary to keep in regular touch for some diseases like diabetes and hypertension. So make it a point to be in touch by asking private questions. And repeat the essential point of the previous question to give a continuing answer. All these are said with intention to give a scientifically correct answer and talk as if in a regular consultation about which I am very keen to. 4) for personalised attention and follow up ask privately and it is better to make online payment if you are asked to by the doctor. It involves his time and dedication to give you expert advice after studying your problem. Ask personally in case of doubts about any medical matter. it is not as easy 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) 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. For sugar 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 privately with all details like your daily eating pattern and medicines you take. I assure you a proper guidance. If you keep in touch.
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I am 38 years old male with hypertension (on S-metoprolol, telmisartan); high LDL, Low HDL & High Triglycerides (on Tonact TG); Hypothyroidism (on Thyronorm 75); and IBS (on probiotics). Since last 7-8 months I have problem with my libido and erection quality (so much so that there has been no intercourse during this period). I do not smoke & very mild drinker. Please suggest. *My Hemoglobin=14.3, No blood Sugar & not on any anti-depressants; sperm quality/quantity is 'visually ok'

MBBS
Allergist/Immunologist, Ahmednagar
I am 38 years old male with hypertension (on S-metoprolol, telmisartan); high LDL, Low HDL & High Triglycerides (on T...
Mr. lybrate-user,it seems you v syndrome X (u can check it on net. Due to high lipids n antihypertensive medicines you r getting loss of libido. Try to change your hectic life n diet .take dry fruits specially almonds along with one tsf ghee in milk twice a day. I v treated many patients like your problem. For satisfying results consult me privately. Regards.
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Let me have the easiest exercise to activate the pancreas to prevent the diabetic.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
Let me have the easiest exercise to activate the pancreas to prevent the diabetic.
Skip fat, take whole grain take meal daily at same time loose extra fat take fruits and vegetable avoid large meal you should go for regular Physical activity like daily walking get tested blood sugar every 6 month
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My husband 31 yr old. He got sugar during 15 yr old boy. Now we got marriage, I am completely alright. If we got a baby. Is it suffer from diabetes?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My husband 31 yr old. He got sugar during 15 yr old boy. Now we got marriage, I am completely alright. If we got a ba...
usually t1 diabetes is not exactly hereditary, meaning if father has t1 dm all children will get it. But the possibility is said to be 1 in 17. (ada data). Apart from genes environment and viral involvement also is said to be the cause. So the chances are very less of the child developing t1 diabetes.
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My wife age is 50, she is hypo thyroid patient, three months back she got acute lower abdominal pain, her thighs & legs become totally collapsed as if no blood circulation in lower body. In emergency doctors gave inj. Tramodol+omez+anti spas.& she got relief. It has almost become routine in next week then again after few days. Consulted almost all possible faculty doctor as well as appollo amhedabad. But nothing was detected. I have given her on surgeon advice anti worming as well as calcirol. Luckily she has not feeling any pain till today. I am still worried the reason?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
My wife age is 50, she is hypo thyroid patient, three months back she got acute lower abdominal pain, her thighs & le...
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 .
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How to reduce uric acid level in our body? What to eat or not to reduce uric acid level?

MBBS, MD
Endocrinologist, Delhi
How to reduce uric acid level in our body? What to eat or not to reduce uric acid level?
To control serum uric acid low purine diet is recommended. Non vegetarian diets are rich source of purines. Cold drinks, beer,wine soda should be avoided. Vegetarin diets are not very rich source of purines but vegetables like spinache, mushroom,cauliflower, green peas are rich source and should be avoided, same is true for whole moong, chana,tur. Bread,biscuits. Dailry products can be taken in moderation.
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Can I reduce my thyroid by taking ayurveda? I don't want to take lifelong medicines.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Send me your tft profile. If it is hypothyroid, you have to take medicines and no excuse if you want to live check your tft, anti thyroid antibodies and remain in touch with me as your personal doctor,
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My fasting sugar in blood is 98, Is It the sign of diabetic person? How can I reduce my sugar below 90 without medicine?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My fasting sugar in blood is 98, Is It the sign of diabetic person? How can I reduce my sugar below 90 without medicine?
Mr. lybrate-user, The mentioned blood glucose level is absolutely normal. Following are the various criteria to decide about diabetes: 1) Normal: Fasting:70 - 110 mg/100 ml, PP <140 mg, HbA1c%<5.9 2) Pre-diabetes: FBG:108 to 125 mg, PP 141 to 199 mg, HbA1c% 5.9 to 6.4. 3) Diabetes: FBG 126 mg and above, PP: 200 mg and above & HbA1c% 6.5 and above. Thanks.
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My fasting is 125-135 & post prandial is 210-235, please suggest something to get rid if diabetese

Vaidya Visharad
Sexologist, Narnaul
Dear, According to Ayurveda There are 20 forms of Diabetes : 4 are due to Vata, 6 result from Pitta, and 10 are caused by Kapha. But Diabetes (MADHUMEHA) is.Mainly kapha dosha disease. Poorly managed diabetes can lead to a host of long-term complications like :- Heart attacks, Strokes, Blindness, Nerve damage, Amputation of Limb. Impotency in men.Visit us at www.Malhotraayurveda.Com
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I have now diagnosed as diabetic, my age is now 55 years. What treatment I have to take as to control and remove diabetic fully. Whether it is purely curable, een I have high BP.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I have now diagnosed as diabetic, my age is now 55 years. What treatment I have to take as to control and remove diab...
Mr. lybrate-user, Diabetes mellitus can only be controlled, there is no cure. Treatment has to continue for life time. Depending on type of diabetes, either oral anti-diabetic drugs or Insulin injections are given. In addition there has to be strict dietary control and regular exercise to maintain normal weight and improve internal insulin action. Thanks.
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C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Experts recommend that lifestyle changes should be added to medication therapy when people with diabetes try to reduce their blood pressure. These changes include reduction of salt intake, weight loss, and moderately intense physical activity, like brisk walking for 30 to 45 minutes most days of the week. A study in 2002 found that 19.3 million American adults had diabetes, and it is estimated that a third of these adults are undiagnosed. Risk factors for diabetes include advancing age, obesity or being overweight, a family history of type 2 diabetes, and being a member of a minority population at increased risk. African-Americans, Hispanics, Pacific Islanders, American Indians, Alaska natives, and Asians are at higher risk for type 2 diabetes. It is estimated that an additional 26% of the US adult population has "pre-diabetes" and modification of some risk factors, like weight or sedentary lifestyle, may help these adults avoid development of diabetes. The American Diabetes Association recommends that people have a fasting plasma glucose test for an initial screening test. A positive test is determined by a level of blood glucose of greater than 126 mg/dL. If you have a positive fasting glucose test, your doctor may want to confirm it on a separate day with a repeat test. If your test results are "borderline" you may also want to have the test repeated on a separate occasion.There are several different screening tests to determine if you are at risk of diabetes or if you have diabetes. Each test has different advantages and disadvantages. If you have hypertension, your doctor should screen you for glucose intolerance or type 2 diabetes. There is adequate evidence that people with blood pressure above 135/80 mm Hg who have diabetes discovered through a screening program will benefit from the strict blood pressure control strategies indicated for diabetic patients to reduce coronary heart disease.
The available evidence suggests that all adults with high blood pressure readings that are consistently greater than 135/80 mm Hg benefit from tighter control of risk factors associated with diabetes for prevention of coronary heart disease.

I got confused as different doctors and dietician have different opinion regarding sugar free whether to take or not. But being as a patient what should be followed. What are the side effects of sugarfree. Does it increases the risk of type 2 diabetes.

MBBS, CCEBDM
Diabetologist, Bangalore
I got confused as different doctors and dietician have different opinion regarding sugar free whether to take or not....
Hi Sugar free is nothing but zero calorie sweetener. They do not have sugar but they have other sweetening substances which are rich in carbohydrates and these can increase your blood sugars and hence the risk of Type 2 diabetes. I suggest you do not take these in excess but only occasionally.
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I am 60 year male I am diebetic taking gluconorm g1 my fasting suggar level is 130 and random 230. What should I do to control sugar levels?

MD - Medicine, MBBS
Cardiologist, Panchkula
You have to increase your medicine. But this should be done under the supervision of your physician.
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My eye sight has become very weak within 2 months. My number is 1.25 and sugar is low. What tests should I do and why is this happening. Please tell me.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
My eye sight has become very weak within 2 months. My number is 1.25 and sugar is low. What tests should I do and why...
Hello Please don't worry This 1.25 is for near and this is normal This is known as presbyopia This is unrelated to sugar
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My sugar level is 154 in spit of taking all prescribed medicine. Met form 1000 twice a day. Advice

MBBS, Diploma in Diabetology, DDM, CCACCD
Diabetologist, Mumbai
If you want a tight control of your diabetes. 1 more medicine can be added. But it will depend on your age, co-morbidities, past history etc.
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