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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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I am a 60 year old man and I am also a diabetic patient too. Past day I check my sugar level and it is found to be 374 mg after food. I think it is very high value. How to control my sugar level to normal without using medicine. Because when I use medicine I have more tiredness. Please provide me some help ?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am a 60 year old man and I am also a diabetic patient too. Past day I check my sugar level and it is found to be 37...
Mr Akash, With that kind of blood sugar you have to start treatment immediately with proper drugs. Otherwise you are heading towards developing severe complications of diabetes related to eyes, kidneys, nerves, lower limb and heart. Choice is with you.
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My father is suffering from right leg ankle pain from a month , we did xray but nothing was found, we also did uric acid test but test was also ok. We did all kind of massage and exercises but was not relieved. What should we do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
My father is suffering from right leg ankle pain from a month , we did xray but nothing was found, we also did uric a...
Hello, is there any history of injury or hurt to the area? any underlying medical condition? medication: meantime, take homoeopathic medicines - arnica 200 and rhus tox. 200 - take both of them thrice daily for 1 month. Also, apply schwabe's topi-arnica and topi mp gel on the affected area in circular motions gently thrice a day. And wrap crepe bandage over it. Get back to me thereafter. *****in spite of taking these medicines, if there is no improvement, probable cause could be psyhcological, will have to rule out****
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There is any possibilities to escape from diabetes in early stages of it occur. What are precaution to live healthy from diabetes?

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
Endocrinologist, Delhi
There is any possibilities to escape from diabetes in early stages of it occur.
What are precaution to live healthy f...
Yes the stage of called pre-diabetes occurs as precursor stage of full fledged diabetes. This stage is where all preventive strategies if employed correctly, methodically and sincerely - can prevent the deterioration to diabetes.
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Hi, Both my parents have diabetes. Mom takes Gluconorm G2 (Metformin+ Glimepiride) Dad takes Volibo M0. 2 (Metformin+ Voglibose) Both have a 500 mg+0.2 mg combination. What's the difference between them? Are they interchangeable?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
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Both my parents have diabetes.
Mom takes Gluconorm G2 (Metformin+ Glimepiride)
Dad takes Volibo M0. 2 (Metformin+...
Mr. lybrate-user, Thanks for your query. The drugs mentioned Glimepiride and Voglibose are different in their action. Metformin is supposed to reduce or delay glucose absorption and hence slows down blood glucose rise after taking food. Plus it also reduces insulin resistance hence helps blood glucose control. There are other beneficial effects like helps slight weight reduction. Glimepiride is a sulphonylurea compound, it stimulates insulin secretion by the beta cells of pancreas, thus increases insulin availability and controls blood glucose level. Its action is very powerful. At times it can cause low blood glucose level also. Voglibose is called a alpha glucosidase inhibitor, reducing conversion of disaccharrides (sucrose) to glucose. It is a milder drug. Therefore, these are interchangeable drugs. However, what is most important is that blood glucose should be well controlled with fasting glucose closer to 100 mg, PP 160 to 170 mg & HbA1c%<7. Then only all the long term complications of diabetes can be either delayed or prevented. Thanks,
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My wife aged 62, diabetic-150-160, for 15 + years, taking glucobay 25 mg x 3, taking vit d+ iron+calcium. Has slight protein release in urine. So taking pressue tab 5 mg and cholesterol as well present problems - just after going to bed, after 3 or 4 hrs, every night without a miss, she experiences pain in the left side leg muscles. So loosing sleep for 3-4 hrs. So to compensate sleeps until 9-10 am. Result the whole house is awake. It was diagonised as" pvd" a scanning was done and it was concluded that the problem was due to poor blood circulation. Guide me to the extent which specialist or treatment to be followed. Patient is suffering for more than 5 years.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My wife aged 62, diabetic-150-160, for 15 + years, taking glucobay 25 mg x 3, taking vit d+ iron+calcium. Has slight ...
You have provided some details about your wife's condition but certain other details are also needed, which I am mentioning. Please let me know her hba1c level and is she taking any thing else for diabetes other than glucobay? because only glucobay does not control sugar level. Furthe what is her lipid profile? and which drug is she taking for that? then which 5 mg tablet she is taking for her high blood pressure? if she has been diagnosed to have pvd which means blood supply to that part of the lower limb is affected. This can be corrected by vascular surgeon and proper blood supply can be restored. That is the best option for her pain relief and getting undisturbed sleep. To get better control of diabetes she may have to take additional treatment.
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My blood sugar level 358mg/dl. This is the first time I tested for blood sugar due tovery often get tired of fatigue. I need your advice.

Critical Care Training, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
It is very high. Your age? get done fasting as well as postprandial blood sugar report, hba1c report, lipid profile for cholesterol, serum creatinine, urine albumin. Check your blood pressure. Revert back with all these and I will discuss for further management plan. Most likely you will have to start medicines for diabetes. Were you having symptoms like increased appetite, increased urine frequency, weight loss, increased thirst?
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I am 46 years old and I am having thyroid problem since last month and I am taking medicine since 1st of may then too I have not shed even a single kilo. Instead of that my weight has been increased more 4 kg. My weight is 107kg. Please help me reducing my weight.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 46 years old and I am having thyroid problem since last month and I am taking medicine since 1st of may then too...
You have obesity. Due to thyroid. Pl. Take low fat food. A healthy diet, exercise, proper nutrition, and stress reduction can all minimize the chance of developing thyroid disease.
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Who to get cure from diabetes problem. In 1st there is any way to solve the problem of this disease.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Who to get cure from diabetes problem.
In 1st there is any way to solve the problem of this disease.
1.Do regular exercise 2.Reduce weight if overweight 3Control diet 4.Avoid sweets, excess calorie and carbohydrate rich diet, . 5.Adhere to a strict diabetic diet by consulting Dietitian 6.Monitor your fasting, PP blood sugar and Hba1c three monthly 7.Consult diabetologist for advice and treatment
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I am suffering from epilepsy and using encorate chrono 500 (2) . What shall I do to cure this disease. Also I am gaining weight and have hairfall.

MD - Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lucknow
I am suffering from epilepsy and using encorate chrono 500 (2) . What shall I do to cure this disease.
Also I am gain...
You should starts the ayurvedic panchkarma treatment once in 6 months intervals, along with ayurvedic and alopathic medicine, your disease is gradually correct and side effect of allopathic medicine is also nullified, in most of the cases all medicine is stopped after some time, and patient lived with normal life .
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My father is a sugar patient for last 7 years. His sugar level is OK but sometimes it reaches to 200 approx. What precaution should be taken further?

Dip.Diab, Fellowship Diabetology (Gold Medallist), MBBS
Diabetologist, Thane
My father is a sugar patient for last 7 years. His sugar level is OK but sometimes it reaches to 200 approx. What pre...
Good exercise, sugar free diet and stress relaxation will help. If blood sugar levels go high very often medicines may need to be altered. Also check his hba1c. If under control then it is ok.
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Sir, I am having sugar pp 250+ some times I am not taking tablets. Is there any problem. Now I am 52 years old. My eyes are little bit eyesight. When I met eye doctors they say better to do operation. In this age itself operation for eyes ok. Please Suggest.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Please don't miss your tablets. As frequent sugar fluctuations are worse than high sugar itself. Kindly consult privately for personalised assessment and advice. Dr. Surbhi agrawal consultant physician and diabetologist
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My wife is diabetic and presently on insulin morning 21u and evening 17u along with one oral tablet in afternoon. She has recently started taking BGR 34one tablet twice (morning /evening. Please advise me if BGR34 will be effective or other medicine which would help to reduce insulin dose thanks.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My wife is diabetic and presently on insulin morning 21u and evening 17u
along with one oral tablet in afternoon. She...
Hello, Insulin is the best treatment for diabetes. It helps in better blood glucose control. About BGR 34, a so called combination of some herbal medicines based on ancient literature, without any new research. Plus it was tried only on few lab rats, where its efficacy was said to be 67%, which is just like a placebo. No human studies, no clinical trials, so best is to avoid it. Thanks.
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Dr. almond is good. Fr diabetic patient I gve my mthr Almond daily n fenu Greek seed.

MBBS, MD - General Medicine
Endocrinologist, Faridabad
Dr. almond is good. Fr diabetic patient I gve my mthr Almond daily n fenu Greek seed.
They are good in moderation but can not control sugar on their own one has to do dietary planning exercise and medicines if requires.
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I am 27 years old male. I feel tired always (every part of my body is tired) and also experience memory loss. I got a full body check up. I was concerned about thyroid.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I am 27 years old male. I feel tired always (every part of my body is tired) and also experience memory loss. I got a...
Get ur thyroid hormone levels checked first...also get ur hemoglobin checked to see if u r anemic ..revert with reports
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My age is 26 and I am healthy, should I go for checkup my sugar level for future safety?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My age is 26 and I am healthy, should I go for checkup my sugar level for future safety?
At your age it is most often not necessary to go in for blood sugar check up. However, if parents have h/o diabetes or any of the siblings have diabetes then it is better to get a test done. Thanks.
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When anybody suffer from diabetes, doctor suggest to walk in the morning & evening. But which is the best sport for diabetes? Badminton, swimming etc.

BSc - Food Science & Nutrition, PGD in Sports Nutrition and Dietitics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
When anybody suffer from diabetes, doctor suggest to walk in the morning & evening. But which is the best sport for d...
Hello, Any form of aerobic exercise is good. Provided you don't overdo it. Walking is the most comfortable and effectively free of cost hence more recommendable.
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Dear Doctor, I am having hypothyroid, in take thyronorm 50 mcg dose daily, my TSH level is 14.5. Kindly advise dose, to reduce or increase? Please reply.

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
Endocrinologist, Delhi
Hypothyroid is not considered to be under control till the tsh report is within range. Our objective is to bring tsh within range which is usually less than 5.5. So currently your dose needs to be escalated for sure.
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I am 20 yrs old having. Hypothyroid. I am facing irregular periods and so much of hairfall. What shall I do to control this? please sugest me. I am going to depression day by day due to these hairfall problem. And shall I get pregnant? my tsh level is 1.4 nd my t4 is 10.4. Please suggest me.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am  20 yrs old having. Hypothyroid. I am facing irregular periods and so much of hairfall. What shall I do to contr...
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, if all hormones normal you can conceive ..
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My wife is known diabetic.Last year one big carbonkull came on her right side of the private parts.She has sufferred lot then and it has been removed by surgery by doctors.Now very same carbonkull is starting to come on the left side of the private parts.She is worriying because of pain.What to do ? Shall i consult which Dr for this.Is there no permanant solution? kindly give us expert openion in this matter and guide us properly.

Vaidya Visharad
Ayurveda, Narnaul
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. 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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