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Dr. Muthukumar

Endocrinologist, Chennai

400 at clinic
Dr. Muthukumar 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....more
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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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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Hi, I am Manoj having diabetes from last 8 months. With metformin 500 in morning ang 1 gm in night keeps my blood sugar under control. Can you suggest me some diet plan to get more control over my blood sugar.

BSc - Food Science & Nutrition, PGD in Sports Nutrition and Dietitics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Hi, I am Manoj having diabetes from last 8 months. With metformin 500 in morning ang 1 gm in night keeps my blood sug...
Hello manoj, Please, increase fiber intake in your diet, through fresh green vegetables and fruits, oats, jowar, Barley, nachni in the diet. Exercise is specially walking helps to regulate blood sugar levels a lot. Avoid table use of salt and sugar. Eliminate alcohol, refined flour, processed products, bakery products completely from the diet.
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I am 32 old male suffering from general weakness. After coming to home from office I feel extremely tired. I am not diabetic. Kindly suggest any medicine.

BHMS
Homeopath, Mohali
I am 32 old male suffering from general weakness. After coming to home from office I feel extremely tired. I am not d...
Hello you can take homoeopathic medicine alfa alfa syrup twice a day. Take care of your diet. Eat healthy food. Breakfast, lunch, dinner should be on time. Take some juices go for walk and do little exercise that your body allows don't exert your self.
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I have hypothyroid and regularly exercise and taking 200mcg of thyroxine can I take whey protein?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I have hypothyroid and regularly exercise and taking 200mcg of thyroxine can I take whey protein?
Take diet for hypothyroidism:- high-carbohydrate foods such as potatoes, rice, pasta and bread, avoid oily foods,junk foods, go for walk. 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 bad habits . Avoid stress. Some Relax during work. Go for walk, Take plenty of water, avoid more protein diet,milk products.avoid alcohol.
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Hello doctor, I am 25 yrs old, single. My weight is 80 and my height is 158 cms. From 5 yrs I have thyroid and have been using medicines i. E thyronorm 50mg. My tsh is normal and from 4 yrs my weight is same, whatever I do am not able to reduce my weight. I do proper diet and exercise with cosultation of dietician. What is the problem and how should I reduce my weight?

Post Doctoral Fellowship in G I Surgery, MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Panchkula
You need to loose weight. To do that one has to persist with a drastic reduction in the intake of carbohydrates, (specially refined sugars) and fats, increase intake of proteins and increase the expenditure of energy by regular exercise. Starving ones self does not work for any length of time and three meals at regular times, eaten slowly is the best method. Avoid snacking between meals, have a good breakfast, moderate lunch and a light dinner. The foods to avoid are sugars, or anything that contains sugar and fat such as bakery products, ice creams, desserts, fried foods (like pranthe, pakore, puris) pizza and potatoes. Rice can be replaced with two chapattis made of multi grain atta. To fill your stomach one should take lots of fruits (papaya, apples, guava) and green vegetables (cucumber, ghia, laoki, teenda, and tori) and sprouted dal. Milk should be double toned. The protein intake should be increased by taking egg white, cooking should be in small amounts of olive / sunflower oil. Vegetarians can use soya bean dal, nutri nuggets and cottage cheese made from double tone milk. The best exercise is jogging or brisk walking for at least 45 minutes, five days a week.
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Hi Doctor, Can I use honey while am a diabetic? I got Fasting and P.P diabetes tests done 20 days ago. Fasting was 235 and P.P 422. If I can use honey then will dabur honey be good?

Registered Dietician, Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
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Can I use honey while am a diabetic? I got Fasting and P.P diabetes tests done 20 days ago. Fasting was 23...
Honey is not recommended for diabetics. Honey is a mix of glucose and fructose and has only a slightly less calories than sugar. Right now, your blood sugars are uncontrolled. You need a proper diabetic diet with more of complex carbs, good protein and moderate amounts of oils or fats. Eat 4 meals with controlled portions of rotis, more of veggies or salads. In-between meals like a small fruit or nuts can be included.
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Dear Doctor I am 59 years old, Diabetic and Hypertensive. I am on medication since last 4 years and follow the medications as below For BP - Tazloc H 40 mg For Diabetic: Glycomet GP2 Tenali 20 mg The problem is during afternoons I almost become lifeless. I get a feeling that the whole body has shrunk and no strength in hands and legs which makes my work very lethargic. Some times feel drowsy also On observation my Morning BP reading is 130/90 but by after noon the reading is falling to 110/70 is it the reason for my condition or is it due to fall in sugar level which I am yet to check How do I improve my situation so that I can be more productive and enthusiastic through out the day.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
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I am 59 years old, Diabetic and Hypertensive. I am on medication since last 4 years and follow the medica...
Mr. lybrate-user, BP reading of 110/70 mm Hg, is in fact absolutely fine. That is unlikely to cause any problem. If a person's BP comes below 90 mm Hg Systolic and below 60 mm Hg diastolic it is referred as low BP. When you feel listless have you checked blood glucose level any time? It is a possibility that if blood glucose llevel goes down to 70 mg or lower a person with diabetes feels uneasy, listless, there may be blurring of vision, sweating, numbness and loss of strength. Even it can cause dizziness. If glucose goes below 50 mg and lower there may be unconsciousness. So please check glucose level when you have such a feeling. If that is the case, if it is happening repeatedly then we will have to look at your treatment and diet. Thanks.
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I am 65 years old and suffering from diabetes since 20 yrs. Recently I was admitted to hospital with my sugar levels 400. There I was diagnosis with BP.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, Diploma in Diet and Nutrition, Certificate Of Diabetes Education , Ph.D.Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Indore
I am 65 years old and suffering from diabetes since 20 yrs. Recently I was admitted to hospital with my sugar levels ...
Try to maintain you blood sugar level, bp should be normal with the help of diet, medication and exercise.
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Sir, I have read that our SIDDHARSs told that instead of walking in a straightway, if we walk in the shape of 8 (Eight) (In size 6' Breath and 12" Length) will reduce the level of Sugar and make the body fit in 30 days. Is this correct and shall I try it?

MD - Consultant Physician, Doctor of Medicine, MD
General Physician, Ahmedabad
Sir, I have read that our SIDDHARSs told that instead of walking in a straightway, if we walk in the shape of 8 (Eigh...
Go ahead walking in any way is good walking and turning burns a bit more calories and pressure over pancreas.
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How to control the sugar and how to remove it and it will be necessary to checkup monthly or not?

CDIABT, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
How to control the sugar and how to remove it and it will be necessary to checkup monthly or not?
For diabetes follow a diet low in carbohydrate, low in fat and high in fibre. Avoid bakery products. Avoid too much rice and potato. Avoid fried stuff. Avoid chocolate, cakes, ice cream, soft drinks and fruit juices. Eat lots of vegetables. Walk for at least 30 minutes a day for 5 days in a week. Medicine will work better if you follow diet and exercise. Diabetes you cannot remove it, you can only control it. It is always better if you check your blood sugar every month.
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Diabetes and Depression

MBBS, Diploma in Diabetology, DDM, CCACCD
Diabetologist, Mumbai
Diabetes and Depression

According to most experts, depression and diabetes have been intricately connected in a vicious cycle. While the prolonged and sustaining nature of diabetes directly makes one vulnerable to the bouts of depression, doctors tend to locate traces of depression in the family history of an individual in order to diagnose the roots of diabetes. It won't be too far-fetched to state that both causes as well as affects the other.

If you have diabetes, either type 1 or type 2, you have an increased risk of developing depression. And if you're depressed, you may have a greater chance of developing type 2 diabetes. The good news is that diabetes and depression can be treated together. And effectively managing one can have a positive effect on the other.

How Diabetes and Depression Correlated?                    
There are myriad ways in which diabetes affects depression and vice versa.

Firstly, tackling such a long drawn disease and its various pitfalls might cause a lot of anxiety to one and lead to depression. Whereas on the other hand, depression reduces the zeal to live and thus results in poor lifestyle choices which in turn causes weight gain, unhealthy food habits, physical inactivity. As we are well aware, all these have the potential to wreak havoc for any patient of diabetes. 

Similarly, diabetes ushers in various other health complications, adversely impacting one's productivity. This may cause depression in a lot of people. 

On the flipside, depression impedes one's ability and enthusiasm to work or communicate, this in turn intervenes with one's monitoring of diabetes. Since these two extremely malevolent diseases have such close connections, medical science recommends ways to grapple with both. The rigors of managing diabetes can be stressful and lead to symptoms of depression.

Diabetes can cause complications and health problems that may worsen symptoms of depression.

Depression affects your ability to perform tasks, communicate and think clearly. This can interfere with your ability to successfully manage diabetes.

Treatment: Depression is just like any other illness, it can be treated. Treatment can lift the depression and improve diabetes control.

Looking after your diabetes will help decrease the risk of getting depression. If you already have depression, good diabetes management will help lessen the negative impacts it can have. Depression is no different to any of the other complication of diabetes. It is a genuine illness for which you need to seek help and support from health professionals.

The treatment for depression and diabetes involves a coordinated approach that monitors both diabetes control and the symptoms of depression. It is about finding the treatment that works best for each person. For example, people with diabetes and mild depression may find that regular physical activity improves depressed moods and also helps control blood glucose levels.

Helping Yourself.

If you suspect you might have depression, take control of your health by:

  • Going to a doctor or other health professional
  • Getting involved in social activities
  • Engaging in regular moderate physical activity
  • Learning about depression and diabetes
  • Very particular about medicines prescribed for Diabetes
  • Eating healthily and including a wide variety of nutritious foods
  • Achieving and maintaining healthy weight
  • Limiting your alcohol intake
  • Getting help, support and encouragement from family and friends
  • Asking your doctor to check your blood pressure, cholesterol and blood glucose levels
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My wife is 52 years old. Her hight is 5 ft and weight is 54 kg. She has undergone operation of hysterectomy before 22 years. Her recent TSH Test value is 7.90. I want to know whether her TSH value is alarming and needs immediate medication. If so please prescribe the Alopathic or Homeopathic medicine and whether this medicine she will have to take permanently. Please advise.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My wife is 52 years old. Her hight is 5 ft and weight is 54 kg. She has undergone operation of hysterectomy before 22...
Mr. Lybrate-user, a value of 7.9 milli units/ml of tsh is high. It is referred as sub clinical hypothyroidism. Usually there is no treatment indicated at this stage. It also important to see the t4 values, if those are low then there may be a need for treatment. Orelse if patient is experiencing any specific problem indicating hypothyroidism, then treatment may be required.
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Hii Dr. Tel me how to control diabetic patient to avoid sugar items. Its very complicated. And tell me the best food for diabetic patient.

BAMS
General Physician, Delhi
Hii Dr. Tel me how to control diabetic patient to avoid sugar items. Its very complicated.
And tell me the best food ...
Adopt sugar free powder available in market, while producing sweet products, sugar free toothpaste, sugar free sweet products, along with exercise, best food for diabetic patients are bitter products like karela, ajwain, jeera, ginger that will reduce sugar level & balance body from other diseases.
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I have sugar due to this my digesting is so poor and sex power is so weak please kindly help me.

MD-Dermatology, MBBS
Sexologist, Pune
I have sugar due to this my digesting is so poor and sex power is so weak please kindly help me.
you need a male sexual function analysis, consult a sexologist, and do not indulge in self medication.
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I am 42 years old all body weakness no mind any work. have cholesterol and diabetes. Please help.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 42 years old all body weakness no mind any work. have cholesterol and diabetes. Please help.
High 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. Avoid fast foods,oily foods,junk foods,alcohol,smoking,fatty foods, non-veg.,avoid stress, take green veg., whole grain.garlic,. Take anti cholesterol medicines .
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I am diabetic. Today got my b12 tested. It is 84. Pl advise the implication or corrective action.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am diabetic. Today got my b12 tested. It is 84. Pl advise the implication or corrective action.
Mr. lybrate-user, Low B12 can lead to megaloblstic anemia (anemia with large RBCs), peripheral neuritis, glossitis, hyperflexia, loss of proprioception, poor co-ordination, ataxia and affective behavioral changes. It is necessary get the condition corrected soon. Simultaneously it is very important to keep blood glucose in excellent control. Thanks.
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Sir I am suffering from blood sugar after break fast is 286 and also face problem for sex work I am 55 years old.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Sir I am suffering from blood sugar after break fast is 286 and also face problem for sex work I am 55 years old.
Mr Inamullah, Your blood sugar level is very high, this means your diabetes is totally uncontrolled. What is your HbA1c%, it should be <7%. Diabetes is a disease that affects microvasculature (small vessels) and causes kidney problems and also erectile dysfunction. If you do not control diabetes effectively, by maintaining fasting sugar level closer tp 100mg and PP between 150 to 160 mg, HbA1c% <7, then ED is unlikely to improve. So please make effort to control blood sugar levels effectively.
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M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Symptoms of hypothyroidism.
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My mother is a diabetic n thyroid patient from last l year she is suffering from a small white pimple type particle in her tongue and now some lumps has also appeared near by that white pimple she consulted an ENT and is using kenacort n metro gya DG gel and some vitamin supplement can pls suggest a proper treatment.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My mother is a diabetic n thyroid patient from last l year she is suffering from a small white pimple type particle i...
Lybrate-user, the condition appears to aphtous ulceration. There is no specific treatment, whatever presently advised is good enough. Vitamins particularly folic acid and b12 are more often used. These are recurring type of lesions.
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Dear All, My wife age is 22 years recently her check was done and her thyroid level is TSH 10.4. We have started immediately treatment and also delayed our pregnancy plan till TSH level comes to normal level. She is very stress because of these results as she wish to get a baby asap. Kindly suggest how much time it will take to cover or improve her thyroid level to normal level?

MD - General Medicine
General Physician, Delhi
Within two to three months it will come normal. Get tsh done every three weeks. Increase or decrease the levothyroxine dose accordingly. But be careful in increasing dose, small increments of 12.5 or 25 must be done.
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