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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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My age is 41. I am having heavy bleeding with irregular periods. My doctor suggested me to remove uterus removal and I am suffering with sugar (Diabetes) with PCOD. Suggest me shall I remove uterus at this age, is it preferable.

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My age is 41. I am having heavy bleeding with irregular periods. My doctor suggested me to remove uterus removal and ...
Agree also whether you desire further child if there is anabnormality in usg like fibroids, v thick endometrium or mass by the side of the uterus and no childbearing is needed it may neadvisable to remove as you havd dm and other issues which makes it a hgier risk to health.

Hi, i am suffering from diabetes from last 3 months what should be the diet chart? Please advise.

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Hi, i am suffering from diabetes from last 3 months what should be the diet chart? Please advise.
DIABETIC DIET CHART: Morning: 4-5 Almonds soaked overnight in water or 1-2 walnuts 6:30 a.m.: Tea + 2 mariegold biscuits(only for those who can’t skip their morning tea) 8:00-9:00 a.m. : 2 Roti + subzi + daliya /upma/poha/raw cheese/sprouts + 1 glass skimmed milk 11:00-12:00 a.m.: Fruits (only those permitted), salads, guava, papaya, pomegranate, cucumber, carrot, sprouts etc 1:00-2:00 p.m.: 2 roti +dal + salads+curd/raita/buttermilk 4:00-5:00 p.m : tea + roasted chana/bhelpuri(only if hungry) 7:00 p.m : salads/coconut water/lemon water(without sugar) 8:00-9:00 p.m: 2 roti +dal/khicdi + skimmed milk Try to sleep daily on sametime till 11:00 p.m. SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS:  Avoid potato/sweet potato/arbi banana/cheeku/grapes/mango/litchi papads/ chatni/pickles/fried foods groundnuts/cashew/pista/raisins sweets/honey/cold drinks/jaggery Note: For preparing chapatis, use whole wheat flour mixed with chana flour or besan in 3:1 proportion alongwith small amounts of soyabean

I suffer from Diabetes and Hypertension! I am 62 and weighs 61 KG. I got married and have two children! I use Telma 20 1 tab, Januvia 100 1 tab, Glycomet- GP 0-5 1/2 tab two times, Ecosprin-AV 75 1 tab, Polybion CZS 1 tab and Bon D 1 tab. I walk and do small exercise. Please tell me how to improve my health.

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I suffer from Diabetes and Hypertension! I am 62 and weighs 61 KG. I got married and have two children! I use Telma 2...
Mr. Lybrate-user ji. Thanx for the question. This is a good news for you because you are taking good and perfect medicine. Continue it these will kept your blood sugar under control and as well as you are doing walk or following small frequent meal. This is also good for a diabetic patient. Now you are talking about improve health. So increase your protein intake 40 gm par day because in diabetes patients protein goes down thats why patient look leen. Than add panner or panner chilla with minimum oil. 1 whole egg. Soyabeen chaat 1 bowl. Peanuts. Bhunna or boiled channa. 4 almonds and 1 walnut. 2 piece of chicken or fish and mutton but only in tanduri form, grill form, steam form.

My cousin suffers from thyroid problem from past 1 year. please how to cure this one she is using tablets but no use.

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Hi lybrate-user, If hypothyroidism is present, then only treatment option is taking Thyroxine tablets for lifetime. There is no cure. This is a hormone deficiency disorder. Thyroxine hormone produced by thyroid gland is needed for development and day to day functioning of brain, plus for every single vital metabolic reaction that takes place in the body. So it is needed every single day. Since in hypothyroidism there is deficiency of this hormone, it has to be supplemented daily for lifetime. There is no cure for it. Thanks.

What is the best time to take thyroid medicine. Can it be taken at night before sleeping also please tell me that if taken in morning. What should be the time we take breakfast after it thank.

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What is the best time to take thyroid medicine. Can it be taken at night before sleeping
also please tell me that if ...
medicines take in morning before meal. 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.

As per my report dated 25. 04. 2015 my hba1c is 5. 7, glucose fasting 86 and glucose post prandial 101. I also have sebo psoriasis and have been advised acnonac tablet twice a day and 1-1/2 tablet glycomet 1000. I took these medicines for approximately 6 months and have again been advised to continue the medication for 4 months. According to Dr. I have ir. What should I do.

Fellowship in Diabetes Management, MBBS
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Continue tb. Glycomet, it has no side effects. It will decrease your insulin resistance, and decrease your chances of getting overt diabetes. Lifestyle changes, exercise are very important for decreasing your insulin resistance.

I am 35 years old and I am suffering from diabetes from 7 years and now I am taking insulin and I have uric acid. My problem is I masturbate two times daily and now I am facing erection problem and I am not married how to get rid of masturbation.

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I am 35 years old and I am suffering from diabetes from 7 years and now I am taking insulin and I have uric acid. My ...
Try the following remedy it will surely help you 1. Take 2 tsp Indian asparagus powder 2. Add 1 cup milk 3. Boil the mixture for 10 min 4. Drink 2 times every day Causes: • Anxiety • Incorrect diet • Unhealthy lifestyle This will help with your concern.

I am diabetic and my trygleceroids reading is 250. I lost a lot of hair in the past one Year. Please suggest. My father too was highly diabetic. My pre-lunch reading is 210. Presently using glizid M two tablets a day. Please suggest.

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I am diabetic and my trygleceroids reading is 250. I lost a lot of hair in the past one Year. Please suggest. My fath...
Avoid fatty foods and do regular walking. Sweets also avoid. Proteinaceous food taken. Sprouted gram taken it helps to improve your good cholesterol and energy. Lots of vegetables taken. Meals frequency should be regular. Wash hair with ritha and amla. Using homoeopathic shampoo and oil for your hair. Don't use harsh shampoo. Report me.

Sir, I have thyroid since 7 years. Now I am using thyroxine 75 mcg tablets daily. But past 4 months my weight increasing a lot. What should I do now?

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Sir, I have thyroid since 7 years. Now I am using thyroxine 75 mcg tablets daily. But past 4 months my weight increas...
, If hypothyroidism is well controlled with TSH levels between 3 to 4 mU/L, then efforts to reduce weight are successful. So please look at the TSH level and not as desired, then thyroxine dose may have to be increased. Plus you will have to control dietary intake based on ideal body weight and exercise daily for at least 1 hour. Thanks.

I am 41 years old. Kindly tell me is obemac is safe to use. Or it has some side effects? I am a hyper thyroid patient. please suggest soon.

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Thanks for the query. Obemac is a fat burner. But, most fat burners in my experience have majorly not worked. Most people take it as a “trial and error” product meaning that they only find out that most often it's not really effective after trying it. Keep in mind that obemac is not recommended for people with cardiac problems. Most people claim to have experience little or no difference at all after using a fat burner. Like any fat burner there are chances of side effects. Give your body a chance to lose weight by natural and healthy ways. That's more lasting.

My uric acid levels are 6.3. How can I reduce this?

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
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There are many lifestyle and dietary guidelines that can be followed to protect against future flares or prevent gout or uric acid problems from occurring in the first instance: maintain a high fluid intake (2-4 liters a day) avoid alcohol maintain a healthy body weight eat a balanced diet limit fish, meat and poultry intake. If attempting to lose weight, avoid low-carbohydrate diets. If carbohydrate intake is insufficient, the body is unable to burn its own fat properly, releasing substances called ketones into the bloodstream. This results in a condition called ketosis that can increase the level of uric acid in the blood. It is most important to avoid foods that are high in purines, to ensure that the levels of uric acid in the blood do not get too high. Here is a list of high-purine foods to be wary of: beef kidneys brains dried beans and peas liver mackerel mushrooms lose some weight by walking or other exercise, avoid meats and get always be on a prescribed diet as prescribed by a registered dietitian. I am a registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator and a doctor, consult privately for detailed treatment plans using diet and medications.

I am 58 years of old and diabetic II patient. Is there any Ayurveda medicine for this. If yes, mention the name of medicine and their taking formula please.

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I am 58 years of old and diabetic II patient. Is there any Ayurveda  medicine for this. If yes, mention the name of m...
U can take diabecon tab 1 tab 30 min before meals twice daily....BUT u hve to take allopathic medicines with it...

What causes Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and what is the best method of treatment? Can iodine help this condition?

MBBS, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist
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Hashimoto is autoimune condition where body produces antibodies against thyroid gland enzymes. Iodine is raw material for thyroid hormones. But when manufacturing unit is getting destroyed it won't help. Final product is t3 t4 so supplementing final product is treatment of choice. It will be life long.

I understand that eating right amount of foods at the right time will help in not getting infected with diabetes. But please tell me does sugar is the main culprit in getting diabetes, If not than how much sugar is enough for a person to not get diabetes. Is bitter gourd help in controlling blood sugar level in body, and if yes than how much quantity should be taken.

Diploma in Diabetology, Pregnancy & Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Prevention in Diabetes ,Thyroid
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I understand that eating right amount of foods at the right time will help in not getting infected with diabetes. But...
Diabetes is not due to sugar eating but it is a metabolic disorder of protein carbohydrates and protein and due to deficiency or inaction of insulin. So best is change your life style. Diet pattern.

I'm diabetic patient I'm not using medicine is any problem for me I'm only 26 years old.

3 months Internship of Dietitics/Nutrition, PG diploma in Dietitics/Nutrition, M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
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I'm diabetic patient I'm not using medicine is any problem for me I'm only 26 years old.
No its not problem if you have your normal diebetic ratio. You can control your diebetes by healthy diet and any workout. But always remember that your diebetic ratio should not be up and down. If it is then medicine is important for you.

I am 42 year old i have been suffering from diabetic before 8 year my blood sugar is 135 fasting &after meal 2 hour 165 before two year patient of pace maker.

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Ayurveda
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Strictly follow sugar and fat free diet, morning walk, report after15days with hb1c test and the drugs are you taking for sugar? ok thanks.

I am a pt of diabetes. My fasting sugar is 90, and post meal it is 165, presently I am taking Metformen 500 once in the morning, I am having BP which remains between 90/150. I am taking Olsertain H20 since last 2 years. My age is 61 years and weight is 78 kg. I am nonvegitarian. Please guide me what should I eat and drink and what should I avoid. Thanks.

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General Physician
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I am a pt of diabetes. My fasting sugar is 90, and post meal it is 165, presently I am taking Metformen 500 once in t...
You have not done bad for yourself. And so has the doctor treating you. Stick with the doctor. He seems fine.

Hi doctor. I am 47 yr old. Since last 15 years i have diabetics.At present i am taking insulin lantus 36 unit per day +janumet 50/1000 mg (1-0-1)+invokhana 100 mg(1-0-0 ) dimcron 60 mg (0-1-0) along with micardis 80 mg (0-0-1) and tulip 10 mg (0-0-!) . Now my diabetics under controll. Doctor my doubt is that all these medicines are high dose, and it can affect to my kidney ? is there any substitution

MD - Medicine, MBBS
Cardiologist
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No doubt your dose is very high. Generaly antidiabetic medicines do not affect kidney. Rather control of diabetes protects kidney. You can switch to total insulin treatment and stop majority of the drugs.
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