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Dr. Meenakshi Sundaram L

Endocrinologist, Chennai

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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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I am nearly 70 yrs.And diabetic for the last 15 yrs. I get severe tingling pain in all left hand fingers and sole of my right foot 24/7 due to diabetic neautopathy?The suffering is unbearable. Please prescribe strong medicines in allopathy,homeopathy & Ayurveda besides any other procedures to be followed.

Vaidya Visharad
Ayurveda
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Dear, Diabetes is often called the silent killer. Diabetes, is a metabolic disease in which sugar does not get metabolized properly in the body. This means that the blood sugar levels continue to be high, threatening the normal functioning of the body. Let me know the Blood report ie Sugar,fasting, PP, HbA1c.

I m 39 year old. I had hypothyroidism for last 10 years and suffering from preimenopause. What shall I do?

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I m 39 year old. I had hypothyroidism for last 10 years and suffering from preimenopause. What shall I do?
IN HYPOTHYROIDISM:--- 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 may help, Hormone therapy. Estrogen therapy most effective treatment option for relieving menopausal

My father is fighting with high blood sugar for last 7 years and now the condition is worsen, he is not feeling well and also problems with his left eye. Please help me where I should go for immediate relief of eye problem and also permanent solution of diabetes.

MD - Diabetology, Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS), MBBS
Endocrinologist
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You have written that your father has high blood sugars & he has eye problems. This means he is most likely having type 2 diabetes mellitus. But in the" conditions" section, you have written diabetes insipidus. The 2 are entirely different conditions, though they sound similar. Please clarify.

Hi I am 27 yrs of age. I have bilateral varicocele. Having pain sometimes. What are the possible treatments and do this affect testosterone count. Will this make me infertile. Please let me know as I am too tensed about this.

MS
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You have varicocele. For varicocele cdvl tech gives best results. Varicocele can lead to infertility.

My blood sugar 101 (f) .What precaution to be taken?

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition
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Hi, there are several means to gain control over your diabetes. Few of them as below: 1. Eating at regular intervals 2. Avoiding foods high in processed and invisible sugar 3. Good sleep hygiene 4. Consistent workouts to be able to give you specific guidelines, we would need to gain a deeper insight into your lifestyle and work with you in greater proximity.

Dear sir. My mom is a diabetic patient she is 48yrs old. Her sugar level is 400. She is taking GlycometGP2 twice a day. But no use. Please guide me. Thanks.

M.B;B.S, P.G.(FAMILY MEDICINE), D.O.H.
General Physician
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She is having abnormal glucose Immediately consult a good diabetologist have good diet planning+exercise+timely medicines

I'm 59yrs old having Uric Acid 8.6 Any medicine to be taken and things to be avoided or to be consumed in shape of vegetables nd fruits etc.

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The diet advised very correctly. For medicines, if there r joint pains then only medicines required otherwise dietary measures will suffice. If joint pains r there then take Febutaz/Feburic 40mg at bed time 1 tab for 3 months and recheck uric acid level after that and decide to continue the medicine or not depending upon the results.

I have diabetes form 2 years advice me with some food habits.

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Ayurveda
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I have diabetes form 2 years advice me with some food habits.
The increase in the blood sugar levels damages nerves and blood vessels. It also leads to complications like cardiovascular diseases, strokes, kidney problems, blindness, dental problems and amputations. High blood glucose levels also damage nerves and blood vessels. Diabetes can also lead to depression, fertility issues, and increased risk of other diseases and lack of mobility as the age of the person increases. It is very difficult to find out what exactly triggers diabetes, but health experts say that genes and environmental factors are responsible for rise in blood glucose levels. There are two types of diabetes- type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. Let us study the causes that give rise to type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Diabetes is a grave medical condition, but with a healthy diet and regular exercise, managing the condition becomes a child? s play. Here are a handful of diabetes home remedies every diabetic can rely on to keep fluctuations of sugar levels under control. Bitter gourd: bitter gourds are one among the most effective ways for preventing sugar level fluctuations. Being a safe vegetable, this iron-rich gourd can be consumed by anyone. It influences the glucose metabolism in the body and helps stimulate pancreatic insulin secretion. Known to thwart off insulin resistance, bitter gourd is equally beneficial for people suffering from type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Drink a glass of bitter gourd juice, flavored with a little honey, every morning to keep diabetes away. Guava is rich in both vitamin c and fiber, both that help in maintaining normal blood sugar levels. A very good home remedy for diabetes. Just peel the skin and consume one fruit daily to reap its benefits get some physical activity daily to burn calories and stay in shape. This will also reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Have a lot of fiber in the form of fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and whole grains any queries inform me.

I have diagnosed hypothyroid since 5 yes and taking thyroxine 75 mg daily in empty stomach. Please suggest any home remedies and specific diet so that my hormone level will be balanced.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician
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I have diagnosed hypothyroid since 5 yes and taking thyroxine 75 mg daily in empty stomach. Please suggest any home r...
Eat a high-fiber diet. Get insoluble and soluble fiber. Limit foods that are high in fat. Choose lean meats. Incorporate probiotics into your diet. Eat on schedule. Stay hydrated.

I am 60 year old male and I am having scratchy, scaling skin problem for the last one yr. My tsh (ultrasensitive tsh, serum) is 5.1108 and uric acid level is 7.27. Presently I am on medication for itching - alerfix-m once daily at night. Please help.

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist
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For temporary relief of itching, try these self-care measures: use a high-quality moisturizing cream on your skin. Apply an anti-itch cream or lotion to the affected area as prescribed by me avoid scratching whenever possible. Apply cool, wet compresses. Take a lukewarm bath. Wear smooth-textured, loose cotton clothing. Do reply back for private consultation for a detailed treatment plan which will cure your itching problem.

I am 65 male. My blood sugar is coming down since last few months. Now it reached 74. What precaution I have to take to keep the blood sugar level correct. What is the FBS low level ? What medicine I have to take to keep correct level ? My FBS reduced from 100, 90, 85, 80 and now 74. Please advice.

CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
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I am 65 male. My blood sugar is coming down since last few months. Now it reached 74. What precaution I have to take ...
Mr. Lybrate-user, normal blood fasting glucose level is in the range of 70 to 110 mg/100 ml. If a person is non diabetic then there hardly any situation where hypoglycemia occurs. Hence, the levels mentioned by you are absolutely normal. Nothing to worry.

My mother is a diabetes patient. One night after dinner we all went to bed to sleep. But she did not felt sleepy even after 3 hours as she felt body pain due to increase of sugar level in blood. That time we could not understand what to do to get her relief. So my question is that what should we do in that situation for her relief?

MD - Alternate Medicine, PGDIP.IN GERIATRIC CARE, Post Graduate Diploma in Holistic Healthcare
Ayurveda
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My mother is a diabetes patient. One night after dinner we all went to bed to sleep. But she did not felt sleepy even...
Hello, burning sensation and aching of muscles seen in acute diabete. Neuropathy and neuragia (pain) will be there in inrease of sugar. So take some vitamins before bed time. Have bath of warm water adding salt 1tsf merge her feet 15 minutes, she will get relief during sleep. Continue medicines for sugar. Ok.

I am diabetic since 1 year from right beginning I have premature ejaculation. I finish by two strokes I Sm frustrated please help my BG level FBS 180 and ppbs 200 please help.

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General Physician
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I am diabetic since 1 year from right beginning I have premature ejaculation. I finish by two strokes I Sm frustrated...
Hi, premature ejaculation is uncontrolled ejaculation either before or shortly after sexual penetration. It happens with minimal sexual stimulation and before the person wishes. Pe is one of the most common forms of male sexual dysfunction. It has probably affected every man at some point in his life. The main symptom is an uncontrolled ejaculation either before or shortly after intercourse begins. With sexual experience and age, men often learn to delay orgasm. Premature ejaculation may occur with a new partner. Psychological factors such as anxiety, guilt, or depression can also cause it. In some cases, it may be related to a medical cause such as hormonal problems, injury, or a side effect of certain medicines. In many cases premature ejaculation gets better on its own over time. Treatment may not be needed. Practicing relaxation techniques or using distraction methods may help you delay ejaculation. For some men, stopping or cutting down on the use of alcohol, tobacco, or illegal drugs may improve how well they can control ejaculation. I recommend that you and your partner practice certain techniques to help delay ejaculation. For example, 1. You may learn to identify and control the sensations that lead up to ejaculation. 2. You may learn to communicate with your partner to slow or stop stimulation. 3. You can try using a condom to reduce sensation to the penis. 4. Or you can try a different position (such as lying on your back) during intercourse.

I have pain in front portion of my thigh for unknown reason, for past one month. I went to an orthopedic. He prescribed me medicine and x-ray. In x-ray no bony injury was found. Even after one month their is no relief. I am also a diabetic patient for past 12 years. Please help me out.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath
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I have pain in front portion of my thigh for unknown reason, for past one month. I went to an orthopedic. He prescrib...
Dear lybrate-user, I may not think about it if you would be non diabetic person. It may be muscle injury or it may be abscess in your thigh which is not seen in x-ray. Go for usg, and if it is normal then take below medicine. Arnica 6x thrice a day. For 3 days.

4 Important Self-Management Skills for Diabetes

MD - Internal Medicine, CCMD(Diabetology), PG Course in Diabetology
General Physician
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1- Being active
2- Making healthful food choices
3- Taking medication
4- Checking glucose
4 Important Self-Management Skills for Diabetes

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
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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...
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

My blood sugar level is 140 early in the morning . Is it ok It keeps on changing. Why.

CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
Endocrinologist
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My blood sugar level is 140 early in the morning . Is it ok
It keeps on changing. Why.
Mr. Lybrate-user, fasting or pp blood glucose levels depend on the intake of food and ability of insulin to help glucose utilisation by cells. So levels will vary depending on our daily food intake. If one eats more, level will go up. 140 mg is high, ideally it should be around 100 mg. Levels may also change if treatment is not adequate. Thanks.

I am diabetic patient for last 3years . Please suggest some medicine or any other solution

CCP, MBA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda
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For diabetes, we have seen in our clinic, a vaman karma done in spring season, followed by medicine for 3 months, completely wipes out excessive blood sugar levels. If you can follow some simple lifestyle changes, then you should go for it.

Infertility- Stress Could Be the Cause

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Have you been trying to have kids for a long time? Is inability and delay giving you sleepless nights? It is important to know that Stress alone is a major factor for infertility.
Can Stress Have an Effect on Your Fertility?
If your mind and body is under stress your body is signaled to release a hormone - Adrenalin. This is a stress relieving hormone and gives your body the rush to face the stress. This hormone inhibits the utilization of the hormone Progesterone, which is essential for fertility. Also during stress Prolactin, another hormone, is relapsed which also interferes with infertility. Hence to conceive its essential that your anxiety levels are under control.
Chronic Stress also decreases libido:
Chronic stress may cause lack of libido as well as a decrease in general fertility. This has become such a common issue that they have created a name for it Stress Induced Reproductive Dysfunction. These facts are very important to consider if you have been trying to conceive with no results. It also shows that stress relief should be a part of every couple's conception plan even if they are going through IVF.
Ways to reduce stress & improve fertility:
If you are having difficulty to conceive, it's imperative that you get fertility tests done and also evaluate your life. Look out for the stress points that may be hindering a relationship. Remember defeating the stress may be the solution to your worries.
Reduce stress in your life: The issues in your life may be work or result related. You need to learn to balance your personal and professional life. The sooner you do it the better; after all you are preparing yourself to welcome a new born in your life.
Change your reactions: Get a hang of the situation and react accordingly. Over reaction to a situation can harm your body and mind. Stop bothering so much about the future.
Let few things be the way they are: Stop getting bothered about people. Remember by nature everything will fall in place. Let few things be the way they are.
Make it your habit to reduce stress: Call it an obsession or a practice, train your mind to choose options where there is less stress.
Sleep well: A good rest is essential for a healthy mind and body. Meditate, do yoga or seek counseling. Go for facials if it sooths you.
Please note that if your fertility reports are normal, then it's just a matter of time. Give you, your partner and your body time. There are certain medical complications or disorders that can also be responsible for infertility. Be calm and composed so that you are able to face the rough waters clearly with your partner.
Infertility- Stress Could Be the Cause

Male. 51years normal, but diabetic since 2 years. No BP etc. Suggest remedies/diet to maintain sugar levels. I" m not having any symptoms of sugar in general.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician
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Male. 51years normal, but diabetic since 2 years. No BP etc. Suggest remedies/diet to maintain sugar levels. I" m not...
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 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.
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