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Dr. Muthukumar

Endocrinologist, Chennai

400 at clinic
Dr. Muthukumar Endocrinologist, Chennai
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Dr. Muthukumar is a popular Endocrinologist in Adyar, Chennai. He is currently practising at Arka Center For Hormonal Health in Adyar, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Muthukumar on Lybrate.com.

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If iam on insulin for high diabetic. Upto when I have to continue this. Can I have to take injection daily. Or is it possible that after controlling sugar level by insulin, I start taking oral medicine.

Internal Medicine Specialist, Ajmer
If iam on insulin for high diabetic. Upto when I have to continue this. Can I have to take injection daily. Or is it ...
Usually it is not possible to switch over to tablets again as if you do that your blood sugar will again shoot up.
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I used to get my hormonal tests done And this tym I am detected by TSH 6.20 But I do not experience any symptoms. My doc has gvn me med but I do not want to take it. I think I can take good diet and then get again test aftr a month or so. Should I do it? If yes. what the diet fr it.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Inshaji, tsh value of 6.20 milli units/ml is classified as sub clinical hypothyroidism. Usually treatment is started once tsh levels go over 10 milli units/ml or if there are symptoms of hypothyroidism present at lower levels. Since you do not have any, so treatment need not be taken. But certain precautions should be taken like avoid soy beans, soy containing products, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, radish, peanuts, mustard and coffee. Consume more of green leafy vegetables, salads, fruits and use whole grain flour for making chapati and roti. Exercise regularly so as to avoid weight gain. If you need any specific advise do contact.
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My grandfather age 75 years and his diabetes patient. 2 month before doctor say chance of kidney failure. 1 report 1) haemoglobin-9.70 2) serum creatinine-4.50 After 10 days report 1) haemoglobin-9.70 2) serum creatinine- 4.77 It is serious problem sir kindly tell me fast.

MPhil ( Foods and Nutrition), M.Sc.(Food Service Management and Dietetics)
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore
My grandfather age 75 years and his diabetes patient. 2 month before doctor say chance of kidney failure. 1 report 1)...
Hi, Yes, it is serious, as the kidneys have got affected due to Diabetes. Proper medication n Good diet will help him manage the situation. Do call me for any help on diet, as I'm a Renal Dietitian. Regards, Uma.
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My senior frnd is having a small injury on right thumb in a minor accident for last 14 days. He was taking neosporin powder on the spot regularly but no such vital improvement. He has diabetes since 12 yrs but under control. Kindly prescribe new medicine.

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hi thanks for your query and welcome to lybrate. I am Dr. Akshay from fortis hospital, new delhi. Are you asking about pain due to a bony issue or problems with healing of wound? if an x ray has been done for the affected region, kindly send me that and if possible please also send a clinical picture of the wound so that I can see the healing status. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance.
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My wife is diebetic since 40 years, bp/sugar is under controle. But she has too much pain and swelling in both knees. She walks within the house only. Knees can not be replaced as she has multiple blocks & heart does not permit that.

M.S in Orthopedic, Fellowship in arthroplasty & reconstructive surgery , D.N.B in Orthopedic, Fellowship in Joint Replacement
Orthopedist, Ahmedabad
It depends on d set up. In our set up I have replaced both knee with multiple valvular cardiac disease n also in patients wit optd for bypass surgery also. Think positive . If she will not walk. Then cardiac function will also compromised. Even newer drugs n anesthesia permits any high risk pt. Optd comfortably.
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Causes, Risk and Treatment of Infertility

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS, Post Doctoral Fellowship in Reproductive Medicine, Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery
Gynaecologist, Pune
Causes, Risk and Treatment of Infertility

Infertility is a condition where a couple, trying to conceive in a natural way is not able to do so even after one year of trying. It is also a matter of worry for patients who are over the age of 35 years and those who are not able to conceive naturally even after 12 months of trying constantly. So here are the causes, risks and treatment for this condition.

Causes

There are many causes of infertility. It may be down to a condition present in one or both partners. As per a medical study, 20% of the cases of infertility are due to males, while 40% to 50% cases are due to problems in the female partner. 30% of the cases suffer from infertility due to problems in both males and females. 

Ovulation and fertilisation are the main elements of the conception process and any condition in the female or male can upset either function, which can make it difficult to conceive. While abnormal sperm production and transport may be a common condition that leads to infertility in males, other factors like side effects of cancer treatments and too much exposure to toxins and chemicals can also play an important role in this regard. 

For females, the causes of infertility may range from ovulation disorders, uterine and fibroid tumours, uterine and cervical anomalies, damage to or blockage of the fallopian tubes, endometriosis, primary ovarian insufficiency and pelvic adhesions. Also, factors like thyroid, cancer and medication leading to temporary infertility may be at play. 

Risks: 

There are a number of factors that put a male or a female at risk of infertility. Being in your mid 30s usually has an adverse effect on the ovulation and production of well functioning sperm. Further, smoking and tobacco are among the main causes of infertility in either partner. Excessive alcohol consumption may also lead to this problem. Being overweight or underweight can also make a person infertile. Further, not getting enough exercise and routine activities out of your day, can lead to this condition as well. 

Treatment: 

Male patients can go through a treatment for any existing infections, hormonal injections and medication, surgical options like vasectomy reversal and ART or assistive reproductive technology. Female patients can turn to medication that will stimulate ovulation, Intrauterine Insemination, and surgical processes to correct a uterine septum and remove endometrial polyps, or even a hysteroscopy surgery. 
If these methods fail, the patient or the couple can always turn to methods like In Vitro Fertilisation. For other mild reasons, lifestyle changes along with a stress free environment can help in increasing the chances of conception.

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My father in 43 years old male he as a blood pressure and sugar what can be do now.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
My father in 43 years old male he as a blood pressure and sugar what can be do now.
Tell me his Latest BP reading What medicine he are taking for Diabetes and Blood pressure, Get your following test done and review with reports 1. FBS, PP Blood sugar 2. HBA1C 3. KFT
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Diabetic And Pregnant? 6 Tips For You

MBBS, MS -GYNECOLOGIST
Gynaecologist, Varanasi
Diabetic And Pregnant? 6 Tips For You

'Congratulations! You're pregnant!' Almost all women long to hear these words and nothing should come in the way, even diabetes. So, if you are a Type 1 or Type 2 diabetic, here are a few things you should keep in mind to have a healthy baby.

Your blood sugar must be monitored regularly

The most important thing you can do to have a healthy baby is to keep your blood sugar as close to normal before and during your pregnancy. Testing is recommended a minimum of four times a day. Glucose passes through the mother's blood to the fetus and hence if your blood sugar fluctuates, so will your baby's. High blood sugar levels are especially harmful during the first 8 weeks of pregnancy when the baby's brain, heart, kidneys and lungs are formed.

Your pregnancy is considered high risk

High blood sugar levels can increase the risk of a miscarriage as well as the risks of your baby being born with birth defects. Diabetes can also increase the risk of developing preeclampsia during the second half of your pregnancy. This could result in a C section or premature birth. Thus, maintain regular checkups and keep your doctor in the loop of all your activities.

You should watch out for signs of Ketosis

When you have low blood sugar, the body produces ketones that can be passed on from you to your baby. This production of ketones is a result of the body's burning of fat instead of glucose to provide energy and can develop a condition called ketosis. Symptoms you should watch out for are stomach aches, nausea, fatigue, muscle stiffness, frequent urination and fruity breath.

You need Vitamins and Supplements

Most women require vitamin and mineral supplements at the time of pregnancy. Of these, folic acid, iron, calcium and vitamin D are the most important. These supplements help in the healthy growth of the baby.

You should exercise regularly

Maintaining a regular physical activity routine is very important for diabetics who are expecting a baby. This will help you regularize your blood sugar, relieve stress and strengthen your heart. Avoid activities that increase your risk of falling and aim for at least thirty minutes of daily exercise such as walking, swimming or yoga.

Check your medication

Some medication can be detrimental during pregnancy such as cholesterol and blood pressure medication. Consult your doctor to find a suitable alternative, if needed. You may also need to change the kind of insulin you take and its frequency and amount. As you get closer to the delivery date, your insulin requirement may even double or triple.

The key to preventing complications during pregnancy is controlling your diabetes. So take your insulin regularly, maintain regular checkups and eat healthy. You need to be seen by your obstetrician more frequently. Your pregnancy will be monitored closely by more frequent ultrasounds and NST. If your sugar level remains under control and pregnancy is advancing well, a natural onset of pains is aimed for and a normal delivery is expected. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Gynaecologist.

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I have fasting sugar level of 136. Pp is 250 and hba1c 8.1. What am I to do. I am a rice eater as basic food.

MD-Ayurveda, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Ahmednagar
Your age? as your hba1 c is 8 tells that sugar is not at all in control. Stop rice potato. Take only jowar roti. We have best herbal medicine for you. Consult if possible.
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I am 23 year old female. I have diabetic problem. Please tell me how can I put on my weight. I have a very weak personality. What type of meal should I take? Any recommendations for proteins.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
I am 23 year old female. I have diabetic problem. Please tell me how can I put on my weight. I have a very weak perso...
Follow these best methods to easily gain weight and get a healthy body - * to gain weight, first take a diet rich with proteins and fats. You should take high calories food that increase your muscle mass and induce growth in bones. Follow the diet chart in your daily life to fastly gain weight * in morning, take a glass of milk added with 2 teaspoons of bournvita or complan powder with breakfast. * after 2 hours of breakfast, take 2 bananas or a bowl of boiled soyabeans. To increase your hunger & proper digestion of food - take 10 gms powder of carom seeds (ajwain, 10 gm powder of cumin (jeera), 10 gm of rock salt. Mix them well and take 1/2 teaspoon (3-5 gm) of mixture daily after lunch * in lunch time, take 1 bowl of curd or 100 gm of cheese, a bowl of vegetable, with chapattis. You can take 2 bowl of careals (moong/chana daal) on the place of curd or cheese. * in evening, take 1 glass of milk (300 ml) with 10-12 pieces of dry fruits or 3-4 pieces of dates (khajoor). * in night, take a bowl of careals (daal, a bowl of salad with chapattis. 3. In morning, get up early and take awalk for 10-15 minutes and exercise light weight exercises for at least 30 minutes at home or gym. Exercise is very important so that muscles gain mass from the heathy diet. 4. For proper weight, proper sleep is very important. So you should sleep for 6-8 hours daily. 5. Avoid smoking & alcohol drinkg completely. I assure you that you definitely gain weight fastly by following them. Be healthy
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I am having type 2 diabetics, I was taking glynase 5 mg and ppg ,3 tablets for few years. Recently since blood sugar level increased ,the doctor prescribed vobose (metformin hydrochloride) But I am having diarrhea if I take this. What is the alternative.

Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S)
Ayurveda, Kanpur
I am having type 2 diabetics, I was taking glynase 5 mg and ppg ,3 tablets for few years. Recently since blood sugar ...
diabeto powder 1 gm twice a day basant kusumakar ras swarn yukta 125 mg BD gudmar kshar 500 mg bd for 60 days only
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My wife is pregnant 32 weeks. FBS - 97 mg/dl, PPBS after 2hrs 75 gm glucose loading - 186 mg/dl, PPBS after 2hrs - 165 mg/dl, HbA1c - 5.9%. Kindly tell me is gestational diabetes or normal for pregnancy period. If it is gestational diabetes please advise me which treatment shall be done.

MSc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chandigarh
My wife is pregnant 32 weeks. FBS - 97 mg/dl, PPBS after 2hrs 75 gm glucose loading - 186 mg/dl, PPBS after 2hrs - 16...
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. Do let me know if you're keen and we could take this prospect forward. Meanwhile, feel free to consult me privately.
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I am male of 53 yrs and dont have bp or diabities. Since last 15-20 days there is a swelling of size of one rupee coin on the top portion of my belly button. It pains if pressed mildly else there is no pain. I have tried to reduce my breakfast, lunch and dinner intake but it has no impact. What can be the cause of such swelling and please suggest some remedy.

MBBS, DGO (cal)
General Physician,
You are overweight. This swelling is there for 15/20 years unchanged. It appears to be harmless and not growing. Do you have any such swelling over your trunk and limbs? Is the swelling hard and not reducible on pressure with finger? better do not nurture your doubt in your mind, consult a surgeon he shall be able to give you right diagnosis and advice.
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Sir I am a 48 year old male diagnosed with thyroid, bp and cholesterol pb. I am taking medicines forte same namely thyronorm 50 mg, cilicard T, and roseday 5 mg. Recently when I was on my summervacation I developed stomach pb and it also came down when I took ornidazole ofloacin. But during sunday worship I developed fatigueness and profuse sweating. I went to thiner by hospital and they my ecg and found it has variation. What is the normal procedure in this kind of set up I should follow?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Sir I am a 48 year old male diagnosed with thyroid, bp and cholesterol pb. I am taking medicines forte same namely th...
Mr. lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. Looking at your weight and height, it is clear that you are over weight, almost having grade 1 obesity with a BMI of 29.56 kgs/M2. This it self can be a major culprit for most of the problems. You have mentioned about taking thyroxine 50 mcg, but no other drug details are given. Also there is no mention about present or recent TSH value, BP reading and lipid values. Plus with recent episode as described, it is necessary for you to under go a detailed heart check up, an echo cardiogram and angiegraphy also. That will give a clear idea about what may be the cause of recent episode. Thanks.
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Iam 39 y old I am suffering with diabetic pls advice tome how to control itWith thanksKrishna moorthy.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Iam 39 y old I am suffering with diabetic pls advice tome how to control itWith thanksKrishna moorthy.
Mr. Lybrate-user, to keep diabetes in check first and foremost is to take appropriate drugs as prescribed by your doctor. Secondly regular daily exercise of more than 1 hour is essential. Plus restricted diet that gives exact calories based on ideal body weight, blood sugar levels and extent of daily exercise. Avoid eating sweets, direct sugar or gur, deep fried foods, junk foods and pastries. Consume more of green leafy vegetables, salads and permitted fruits. Refrain from alcohol and smoking.
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What are the main symptoms of diabetes and how it can be cured and what exercise useful to cure it.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
What are the main symptoms of diabetes and how it can be cured and what exercise useful to cure it.
Mr Azad, There are mainly 2 types of diabetes T1 and T2. Most common variety is T2 DM, occurring due to deficiency of Insulin , secreted by beta cells of pancreas or resistance to its action or both. Plus being over weight and inactivity contribute to it. Usually does not cause any symptoms, hence many persons do not come to know they have diabetes. When fully developed may cause excess urination, excess hunger, excess thirst, unexplained tiredness and weight loss. This disease can only be controlled by taking proper drugs or insulin injections. There is no cure for it. Treatment has to be for lifetime. Person has to adapt a modified lifestyle like : taking restricted diet matching ideal body weight, exercising regularly, avoiding too much of sweets, junk foods, pastries, alcohol and smoking. Exercising 1 hour a day, consuming more of green leafy vegetables and salads.
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I'm 40 years old male suffering from diabetes for the last one year what are the p recautions to be taken to cure it and diet restrictions.

MBBS, MD Obs & Gynae, FNB Reproductive Medicine
Gynaecologist, Jalandhar
STRICT DIET CONTROL avoid junk,oily,spicy food. avoid chocolates, ice-creams,etc potatoes are not good. very sweet fruits like mango,chikoo and bananas should be avoided
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Hi doctor I am diabetic, want to know. Can I eat roasted chana and if so what quantity should I take?

MBBS, CCEBDM
Diabetologist, Bangalore
Hi doctor
I am diabetic, want to know. Can I eat roasted chana and if so what quantity should I take?
Hi Chana is a very good source of protein and fibre. It helps in reducing cholesterol and also weight loss. I consider it as a good snack for diabetics. You can have it as a regular snack. Eat it in different forms like channa curry with roti's, chana chat or just boiled or roasted chana. Include half to a cup of chana in your diet once a day.
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Sir what are the symptom of diabetes? What we have to do when we gets diabetes? Plse advice us In our area there is no well specialist doctor.

MD-Physician, Dip. Endocrinology, Dip. Diabetes
Endocrinologist, Jabalpur
Sir what are the symptom of diabetes? What we have to do when we gets diabetes? 
Plse advice us 
In our area there is...
Excessive urine, thirst, weight loss, wounds not healing, regular exercise with diet control will give you good benefit.
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Can diabetes medicine and hypertension medicine be taken together? Do they cause any side effect if taken together at once?

Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Bangalore
Can diabetes medicine and hypertension medicine be taken together? Do they cause any side effect if taken together at...
Yes they can be taken together. Your treating physician would have taken care of increase in side effects following co prescriptions of treatment s for diabetes and hypertension.
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