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Dr. N Thanigaimani

Endocrinologist, Chennai

500 at clinic
Dr. N Thanigaimani Endocrinologist, Chennai
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I believe in health care that is based on a personal commitment to meet patient needs with compassion and care....more
I believe in health care that is based on a personal commitment to meet patient needs with compassion and care.
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Dr. N Thanigaimani is one of the best Endocrinologists in Gopala Puram, Chennai. You can consult Dr. N Thanigaimani at Dr. Mohan's Diabetes Specialities Centre in Gopala Puram, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. N Thanigaimani on Lybrate.com.

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I have thyroid that's why I can not do work Long time and I can not walk more. My body weight is increasing so what can l do?

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I have thyroid that's why I can not do work Long time and I can not walk more. My body weight is increasing so what c...
Pay close attention to your food choice. ·        Eat less carbohydrate food sources like chapatti, rice, noodles, pasta, bread etc as they help in gaining weight and storing fat. ·        While having lunch or dinner eat vegetables and dal to fill your stomach rather eating lots of chapattis or rice. ·        Have a healthy breakfast like poha, idli, upma, plain dosa, oats, dalia or khichdi with vegetables. ·        Eat a balance diet including good quality proteins like: fish, lean chicken and eggs. If you are a vegetarian then include skimmed milk, low fat paneer, butter milk, soy bean or soy milk in your diet. ·        Avoid ghee, butter or vanaspati. Prepare your diet with vegetable oil like sunflower, safflower soybean or olive oil. ·        Eat plenty of salads. ·        Eat fresh fruits including apple, orange, pineapple, papaya, sweet lime, berries, guava, watermelon, mask melon etc. ·        Avoid eating outside junk and fried foods like pizza, pasta, roll, burgers, cakes, chocolates and cookies. ·        Have an early dinner. The earlier the better, giving your system more time to digest the food. ·        Avoid cold drinks/alcohol as they add empty calories to your diet. ·        Avoid fat enriched milk products like cheese, sweets, full fat cream etc. ·        Drink 3 liters of water in a day. ·        Try to have less sugar in food and beverages. ·        Try to drink 2 cups of green tea in a day as green tea helps in weight loss by aiding digestion. ·        Avoid red meat like mutton, beef, lamb or pork. ·        Eat sprouts or roasted chana, whenever you feel hungry. Kindly mention your Thyroid profile and revert.

I am 35 and my uric acid is close to 6.3 Can I take L glutamine after my gym workout Presently I am not taking any proteins.

MD - General Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist
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Do not worry about uric acid if you do not have had attack of gout in past that is very painful joint pain usually of great toe. There is no need to take l glutamine after gym take normal nutrious diet with green leafy vegetables and juicy fruits. No supplements are needed for healthy adult male.

What all are the foods that, sugar patients can eat. That should not make their sugar to rise.

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Endocrinologist
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What all are the foods that, sugar patients can eat. That should not make their sugar to rise.
Mr. lybrate-user, A person with diabetes should avoid sweets, deep fried foods, junk foods, pastries, other bakery items, and foods made from maida, sweetened aerated drinks (colas), fructose corn syrup containing products, highly processed foods and high fat milk products. Should consume more of green leafy vegetables, salads and permitted fruits (100 g a day). Use whole grain flour for chapati and roti. Avoid red meat. Thanks.

I'm 61 years old, diabetes and heart patients as well. Since 2010, my erection slide down considerably and presently, I hardly get at all except during early morning hours. But not good enough to have proper Intercourse except for few months. I have consulted some doctors in Delhi and a sexologist in chennai but not much help. Should I go for alternative medicine? Kindly advise.

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I'm 61 years old, diabetes and heart patients as well. Since 2010, my erection slide down considerably and presently,...
Alternative medicines though found helpful in certain cases lack evidence in terms of controlled trials done on patients. Hence both their good and bad effects if any may be unpredictable to a large extent. Erectile dysfunction is a multifactorial disorder. At age of 34 years, it can be due to hormonal issues, metabolic disorders, genetic insufficiency and mostly due to psychological stress, issues with partners and performance anxieties. I would advise you to deal with them by consulting a psychiatrist and sexual counsellor with complete details. For more queries and assistance you may contact me online.

I am 41 years old and I have diabetes what should I do?

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I am 41 years old and I have diabetes what should I do?
Get regular check up for kidney and eye every 6 months or yearly depending on severity of the condition. Maintain strict control of blood sugar. Consult privately for investigations that need to be done and treatment accordingly.

Am suffer from diabetes from diabetes from diabetes from last two years joint pain problem in My knes.

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Occupational Therapist
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Am suffer from diabetes from diabetes from diabetes from last two years joint pain problem in My knes.
Dear lybrate user apply hot fomentation do knee isometrics- lie down & keep towel roll under your knee & press it, hold for 3 sec then relax, 10 times each knee, twice daily do slr- lie down & lift your leg straight up, upto 30-45 degrees, hold for 3 sec then relax, 10 times each leg, twice daily sitting on the chair or edge of bed with your back straight move your leg up without lifting thigh, your leg will become parallel to floor, hold for 3 sec then relax, 10 times each leg twice daily avoid floor sitting/crossed leg sitting/squatting avoid long standing or walking long distances use commode for toilet purpose stair climbing should be minimal.

I am using diabetic medicines like Metformin from several years. I am now having pain on right foot second finger bottom like thron while walking. Can you suggest any medicine. Is it nerve damage? Any medicine you can advise?

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I am using diabetic medicines like Metformin from several years. I am now having pain on right foot second finger bot...
It can b neuralgia//diabetic peripheral neuropathy. details--fbs/ppbs//hba1c levels. Also get vibration test for feet.

My friend is around 60 yrs old and has been diagnosed for diabetes mellitus and TB. He has reduced 12 kg of wt. He is taking treatment for both. Frequently there is dryness in his mouth and less saliva is produced which hampers uptake of food. What should he do?

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My friend is around 60 yrs old and has been diagnosed for diabetes mellitus and TB. He has reduced 12 kg of wt. He is...
drink plenty of water daily.. he can try chewing gum (sugarless) for stimulation of more saliva in mouth. ..

I am sugar patient for last two years now sugar after food level is 200 I am taking Glynase tablets 1.5 for two times a day. Is it okay kindly suggest please.

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I am sugar patient for last two years now sugar after food level is 200
I am taking Glynase tablets 1.5 for two times...
Your pp (post prandial) sugar is still high. 1. Do regular aerobic exercise for 1 hour daily (brisk walking, jogging, running, swimming, cycling etc) 2. Reduce weight if overweight 3control diet a) avoid sweets, sugar/honey, milk, milk product excess calorie and carbohydrate rich diet like white bread, cereal, rice, pasta b) avoid all refined food like maida, pasta, starchy food like rice, potato, bakery item, processed food, c) include more fiber like pulse, green leafy vegetable, cucumber, carrot, tomato, j legume. D) avoid sweetened fruit like banana, mango, litchi, chickoo, sapota, seethaphal jack fruit, grape etc. Can have fruits like guava, pineapple, papaya, orange, mousambi, strawberry, watermelon, pomegranate, jack fruit, sweet potato, a handful of walnut daily (akhrot) e) avoid white/polished rice, take unpolished rice like brown rice/wheat/jowar/ragi, moong and chana dal. F) avoid ghee/ butter./coconut oil/excess salt intake like papad/pickle. G) avoid red meat. Take fish/chicken. H) avoid alcohol and carbonated drinks like soft drink 4. Adhere to a strict diabetic diet by consulting dietitian 5. Monitor your fasting, pp blood sugar 3 monthly and hba1c six monthly 6. Consult diabetologist for advice and treatment.

I am diabetic for 10 yrs and also high BP. Now I am suffering from erectile dysfunction, pls advice what to do?

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I am diabetic for 10 yrs and also high BP. Now I am suffering from erectile dysfunction, pls advice what to do?
Penis cant be changed but you can learn to use what you have in best way from sexologist. All men/women are different in their sexuality and health. You need to go for check up with sexologist physically to know the cause and get guidance/treatment for improvement. If you value your sexual health and want to enjoy quality sex in marriage then understanding and learning about sexuality is needed. As we all believe that what we know by hearsay or porn watching is great but in fact what we all know and understand is only penetration and that's not quality sex.

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
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Symptoms of hypothyroidism.

I am 46 years old working suffering from thyroid and PCOD. Except thyroxine 50 mg. I am taking any kind of medicine. Please advise if I should start taking AMway's nutrilite daily or woman revital. Which one is better?

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I am 46 years old working suffering from thyroid and PCOD. Except thyroxine 50 mg. I am taking any kind of medicine. ...
lybrate-user, Your BMI is 33.33 kgs/M2, showing grade 1 obesity. This points to an uncontrolled hypothyroidism also it does aggravate PCOD. You should seriously plan to reduce weight. Your ideal body weight should be 55 kgs. Plus there should be better control of TSh levels to keep hypothyroidism in check. On treatment TSH should be between 3 to 4 mU/L, then only all the symptoms are in check. For PCOD also you need to take some treatment. Regular exercise and properly planned diet are needed. As regards taking Nutrilite, an exorbitantly expensive product, there a re a number of alternative Indian products with whey protein. Those can be used. But first you have to work on reducing the weight. Thanks.

Can a diabetic patient eat curd and milk which is available in market like amul, motherdairy.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist
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Can a diabetic patient eat curd and milk which is available in market like amul, motherdairy.
Yes, there should be no problem in this.around 400 ml of milk is permitted. This includes curds paneer or buttermilk or plain tea

My father is 52years old he is diabetic patient. He is taking medicine (Zoryl MV 1) for his diabetes from few years. But from last 3-4days he is suffering from severe pain in his knees. please tell why it is happening? Is there anything about to worry? Please let me know how to get rid of this problem.

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My father is 52years old he is diabetic patient. He is taking medicine (Zoryl MV 1) for his diabetes from few years. ...
Lybrate-user having pain in knee of your is nothing to do with diabetes provided their b sugar is under control - having pain in knee for 3-4 days could be linked to some un-knowing traumatic injury or strain in ligament or osteo-arthritic changes in knees - go for uric acid test / ra factor / and x-ray knee will help us in ruling out certain possibilites. For the time being put a cotton clothe soaked in hot salted water and apply over knee with give some relief.

I am a diabetic n under insulin control. I want to change my treatment to ayurvedic. Kindly suggest d pros n cons of my above decision.

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Endocrinologist
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I am a diabetic n under insulin control. I want to change my treatment to ayurvedic. Kindly suggest d pros n cons of ...
Mr. Lybrate-user, diabetes can only be treated by either oral anti-diabetic drugs or insulin injections or both. Plus diet restriction and regular exercise. Unfortunately there are no other drugs in any branch of medicine which control blood sugar. So my suggestion is to continue present treatment. I have seen patients in my practice who stopped modern medicine and started other therapies and have come back with exceptionally high blood sugar. Now the choice is yours.

How diabetes can be cured?

Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
Endocrinologist
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How diabetes can be cured?
It is not curable at present but controllable with diet exercise and medication. Good sugar control in initial phase controls majority of complications.

Is there a cure for incissional soft tissue Hernia & diabetes ?

MD - Medicine, MBBS
Cardiologist
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Incisional hernia can be corrected only by surgery.Diabetes can be controlled by weight reduction dietary precautions regular exercise and medicines.

I am 65 years old having diabetes for last 10 years. Sugar levels fasting 110 and after meals 150 range. Taking glynase mf - one morning and one-night. Bp normal. My left shoulder is heavily paining . I am unable to lift the left hand upwards. Specially during nights it is troubling much. Pse suggest me any remedy or medicine.

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I am 65 years old having diabetes for last 10 years. Sugar levels fasting 110 and after meals 150 range. Taking glyna...
You should take acupressure therapy and take biochemic kali phos 12x +nat mur 12x, 4 tab each thrice a day with warm water and take it 5 days.
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