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Dr. Prof Mahalingam Kuppu Swami

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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
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Dr. Prof Mahalingam Kuppu Swami is a trusted Endocrinologist in Mogappair, Chennai. You can consult Dr. Prof Mahalingam Kuppu Swami at Total Diabetes Care-Bhaarat Hospitals in Mogappair, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Prof Mahalingam Kuppu Swami on Lybrate.com.

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I have type -2 diabetes and taking metformin 1 bd, Glimcip 1bd and glucobay with meal. With this diabetes remains little high. Should I switch to Galvus 50 in place of any one above medicines. Pl. Reply. Thanking you.

MD - General Medicine, DM - Endocrinology, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Delhi
I have type -2 diabetes and taking metformin 1 bd, Glimcip 1bd and glucobay with meal. With this diabetes remains lit...
You can add galvus to your current medicines instead of switching if your liver n kidney function test are normal and if you never had pancreatitis. Monitor your sugar levels every week to 10 days to see response.
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I have blood sugar 130-170. Of late I have developed rashes in the body from scratching. In my thigh the spread is bigger. If it is due to sugar how many sugar patients get it. Remedy and reason please. Also my knee pains while climbing.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
It is not as easy task to control blood sugar in the desired normal range. Whatever we eat is metabolised to sugar in the body to provide energy for our daily activities. For the absolute control, one has to monitor his / her blood sugar at regular intervals (self-monitoring of blood glucose? smbg). Though difficult, this can be done by a glucometer and keep a record. Get an idea of fasting sugar (fbs) and 2 hours after food (ppbs) and check before dinner and after every major food. The basic idea is to reduce the food intake to 1/3 of what you take now. The dictum of sugar control is diet, exercise, diet + medicine and at later stage medicine+ insulin will be needed. For sugar control there is the need for regular advice and follow up. Just one time consultation or advice is not enough to guide a diabetic in scientifically & medically correct manner. For giving you regular follow up you ask me privately with all details like your daily eating pattern and medicines you take.
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HI, I am suffering from full body pain and i have gone through lab test i got high uric acid and blood level is low please suggest me what to do.

MBBS, Craniosacral Balancing, Quantum Touch, Visceral manipulation
Pain Management Specialist, Panchkula
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I am suffering from full body pain and i have gone through lab test i got high uric acid and blood level is low 
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Pain with high uric acid should be taken seriously. Changes in diet & treatment of root cause should be done for complete & permanent treatment. This can be easily treated with powerful combination of techniques MBBS+ craniosacral balancing and quantum touch which work both on physical and mental bodies including brain which is most affected in mental body. Moreover sometimes the disease for example gouty pains we know the more painful sites on physical body but it's main reason for complete permanent cure may be at these sites or some where else in the body so the permanent and complete treatment is only possible when that location is treated that is why the permanent cure of incurable diseases. Autoimmune disease is possible with these techniques. Work distantly too. Distant demo session is given to know how the techniques work to release the disease effects session by session. For no reoccurence of disease mind is made to know about the actual reasons of disease (after a research on mind for lacking facts why permanent cure is not possible) Some examples of cured patients on website it's name on Lybrate profile personal statement column.
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Are there any long-term effects associated with taking ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) medications? If so, what are they and what medications are implicated? What exactly is a spine block injection? Will it work long-term for low back pain due to disc problems? What causes Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and what is the best method of treatment? Can iodine help this condition?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Are there any long-term effects associated with taking ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) medications? I...
Use of stimulant decreases the symptoms to a much good effect and if we don't give stimulant medication There will be more of conduct disorder and progress in disease and for side effects we have to monitor the person and advice them accordingly And spine block injection is effective for six months
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I am finding increased level of Uric Acid. (7.8) please advise how to reduce it and what precautions I need to take. I heard if I start medication it wd be a routine habit n will be harmful.

MD - Diabetology, Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS), MBBS
Endocrinologist, Kochi
A marginally elevated uric acid level alone need not be treated. Assuming you don't have any symptoms or are not on treatment for any other medical conditions.
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I am 65 years old suffering from psoriasis, diabetes and also my angioplasty also done in 2010. How to get rid from all these troubles?

M.D. Internal Medicine
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
I am 65 years old suffering from psoriasis, diabetes and also my angioplasty also done in 2010. How to get rid from a...
You can not get rid of all the disease process from your body but you can adjust your medicine and diet in such away that your troubles start reducing and you can control the speed of your complications. You can maximize your efforts to reverse it. In every stage of diabetes some amount of reversibility is possible.
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Thyroid - Does It Impact Sex Life?

Sexologist
Sexologist, Chennai
Thyroid - Does It Impact Sex Life?

The thyroid gland is a tiny gland that produces the hormones which affect the body's metabolic process. When these hormones are produced in less or more quantities, it may result in an imbalance of the thyroid gland, leading to a range of thyroid issues including hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism and others. Overproduction or underproduction of the thyroid hormones can also cause a variety of other symptoms and conditions. While this affects the state of one's general well being, health and weight, it also has an effect on the patient's libido.

Let us learn more about the link between thyroid and sex:

  • Thyroid in Men: Men who are suffering from hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism as well as related conditions like goitre or Garves Disease, have complained of sex related problems. These problems are known to affect at least 50% to 60% of the patients, as per various medical reports. The sex related issues include premature ejaculation, low sex drive, delayed ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, and others.
  • Thyroid in Women: It has been found that almost 10% of women over the age of 50 suffer from some form or the other of thyroid hormone imbalance. Apart from fatigue, depression and muscle ache as well as weight alteration, depending on the type of thyroid problem, thyroid patients who are women have also experienced problems when it comes to libido. Sexual dysfunction and arousal problems are high on the list of these issues.
  • Hormonal Treatment: One of the most common ways of treating this sex related thyroid problems for thyroid patients is through the use of hormonal therapy. Besides getting the testosterone, estrogen and other androgen levels checked, the patient must also get a full hormonal evaluation along with a check-up of the adrenal function. This can help in pointing any anomalies and the hormones that will require replacement with the help of appropriate medication.
  • Optimal Drug Treatment: A T4 only drug or Levothyroxine can lead to a resolution of sexual problems that one encounters as a part of thyroid problems. There are many doctors who may switch to a T3 drug once the libido is restored and brought back to normal.
  • Supplements: Men may require testosterone supplements, while women may need estrogen or progesterone supplements to tackle the sexual problems in such cases. These can be rendered as a patch or through an injection.
  • Sex Therapy: In many cases, sex therapy considered as a popular and effective form of addressing the problems and helping the patients get around the same. This is especially helpful if depression is one of the symptoms of the thyroid disorder.

A thorough physical check-up also helps in treating such problems for thyroid patients. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Sexologist.

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Infertility: Know The Symptoms!

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
IVF Specialist, Delhi
Infertility: Know The Symptoms!

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.

Causes: There are many causes of infertility. It may be down to a condition present in one or both partners. 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.

Infertility Symptoms in Women

In women, changes in the menstrual cycle and ovulation may be a symptom of a disease related to infertility. Symptoms include:

Treatment: 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. 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.

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.

My dad is 67 years old. He is diabetic which he keeps under control by taking regular medicines. These days he is facing a urination problem. Means he can not hold his urge to urine for long. It comes out drop by drop. Please advice what all test we should carry out? Thanks in advance!

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mohali
My dad is 67 years old. He is diabetic which he keeps under control by taking regular medicines. These days he is fac...
HELLO, Nocturia is defined as nocturnal urination. This means the need to get up in the night to go to the toilet. Needing to go to the toilet up to once during the night is considered to be normal. Needing to urinate more than once during the night could indicate a temporary or longer term problem may be present. Mainly Causes Diabetes insipidus High blood glucose levels Autonomic neuropathy Urinary tract infections Cystitis Prostate diseases Pregnancy Excessive fluid intake - particularly alcohol or caffeine intake Taking diuretic medications Parkinson’s disease Multiple sclerosis SO i advice daily monitor sugar and some times bp check
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My wife was pregnant now and it is 4 rd month now. As per reports, doctor said that she is having Thyroid problem. Initially, thyroid level is 6.75 (2 month), she took 50 MCG thyronorm. Again TSH test has been done and level went up to 9.15. So, doctor suggested to take thyronorm 100 MCG. We continued this dosage for 1 month. As per recent report, TSH level is now 0.88. Doctor suggested to continue Thyronorm 100 MCG. Please advise is this is the right dosage? Or we need to switch to Thyronorm 50 MCG? Kindly advise.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My wife was pregnant now and it is 4 rd month now. As per reports, doctor said that she is having Thyroid problem. In...
Renuji, recommended tsh levels just before conception and through out pregnancy have to be in the range of 0.1 to 2 milli units. (1st trimester 0.1 to 2.5 milli units, 2nd trimester 0.3 to 3 milli units and 3rd 0.3 to 3.5 milli units). So please continue present dosage. Otherwise fetal growth and pregnancy outcome will be affected. Thanks for the question. In fact your tsh levels should have been corrected even before the conception itself.
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