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Dr. Prof Mahalingam Kuppu Swami

Endocrinologist, Chennai

Dr. Prof Mahalingam Kuppu Swami Endocrinologist, Chennai
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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
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; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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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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Dear doctor I am 44 years old. My sugar level after food 250 some times 350 at present I am taking medicine GLYCOMET-GP 2 Forte. And my two foots including foot fingers very painful some times pining my foot pain and I am taking medicine PREGABALIN-75. Pls any body advice me take any other medicines kindly help to me. Eagerly waiting for your reply soon sir. Thanks. Hussain.

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Dear doctor I am 44 years old. My sugar level after food 250 some times 350 at present I am taking medicine GLYCOMET-...
Your blood sugar is very high and is not controlled with the medicine. You may have to start insulin. Consult physician/diabetologist for advice 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.
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One of the common doubt my diabetic people ask me about drinking whole milk or low fat milk

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One of the common doubt my diabetic people ask me about drinking whole milk or low fat milk... let me clear the doubt in scientific way..

In fact, there are good reasons to believe that whole milk, full-fat yogurt, cream, and high-fat cheeses may be better for you than their low-fat alternatives.

Reason #1:  Saturated fat is not harmful to your health

Reason #2:  Low-fat and non-fat dairy products are higher in casein

Casein is a very sticky protein in milk that is quite difficult for humans to digest.  Milk proteins are designed to nourish baby cows, who are outfitted with a special enzyme (rennet) that can break apart casein. Humans do not make rennet, which is one of the reasons why dairy products can cause constipation and other digestive problems.

Reason #3:  Low-fat and non-fat dairy products are higher in whey

Whey proteins raise blood insulin levels just as much as pure sugar does.  Even though lactose, the sugar that naturally occurs in milk, has a low “glycemic index” and therefore does not raise blood sugar very much, whey proteins trigger big insulin spikes in body and destabilize blood sugar and hormone levels, lead to carbohydrate cravings, fatigue, mood swings, and obesity.

Reason 4:  High-fat dairy products contain less protein

This means that people who have dairy protein sensitivities may tolerate them better.  People who have trouble with dairy foods are almost always reacting either to milk carbohydrate (lactose intolerance) or milk proteins (dairy allergy and sensitivity), not to dairy fat. This is why many dairy-sensitive individuals are able to eat butter and heavy cream, which are extremely low in protein.

Reason #5:  High-fat dairy products taste better

They improve the flavor, digestibility, and absorption of foods and are more satisfying, therefore you may find yourself naturally eating less.

Bottom line:  The lower the fat content, the higher the protein content

People who consume the most high-fat dairy products, have a 23-percent lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes than people who have one serving or less but there was no association between intake of low-fat dairy products and lowered type 2 diabetes risk.

Keep in mind that, you choose unsweetened varieties, since sugar and other refined carbohydrates raise insulin levels and disturbs blood sugar levels.
And MODERATION is the key for all the food .

Thank you for reading and i Hope it has helped you.

Source: Diabetologia

One of the common doubt my diabetic people ask me about drinking whole milk or low fat milk
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Home remedies for common diseases

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Diabetes:
Have grape fruit juice three times a day or a tablespoon of amla juice mixed with a cup of karela juice or eat 10 fresh curry leaves. Don't eat too much of carrots, peas, beans, sweet potato, beet root, bananas, dry fruits, or mango raisins.
Insomnia:
Deat plenty of curd or drink a glass of water with 2 teaspoons of honey.
Jaundice:
Mesh a ripe banana, along with one tablespoon of honey, and eat it twice a day, oor take 1/2 teaspoon of ginger juice with one teaspoon of fresh lime and mint. The juice of bel fruit is also good for the lever.
Joint pains:
Squeeze half a lemon in one glass of hot water and drink it 8 to 10 times a day. Having lemon juice gives your body vitamin c, whichthat is valuable. Massage your joints with neem oil.
Blood pressure:
Swallow 2 flakes of garlic daily. High blood pressure can be cured by daily intake of 1/4 teaspoon of pepper powder mixed with 1/4 cup of curd on an empty stomach.
High cholesterol and heart diseases:
Grind dried amlas to a fine powder. Mix an equal weight of sugar candy (mishri) and store in a glass bottle. Have one teaspoon every morning with a glass of water on an empty stomach.
Home remedies for common diseases
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Hi m bhavi. My husband suffering in gout about 6yrs. please advice to reduced uric acid level and diet chart.

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Hi gout is a very severe disease, it affects joints, heart and kidneys. Most people forget that uric acid which deposits in joints can deposit in heart and kidneys too. So basically besides most painful joints it can kill also. Also as disease progresses the arthritis spreads and can have a devastating effect (google gouty arthritis, gouty top, gouty joint, gouty erosions images). The treatment is very simple, but to be taken continuously. Also its a widespread misconception that you should stop dals. Dals are very healthy source of protein, and they need not be stopped in gout. Gout is a very severe form of arthritis. It has acute and chronic phase. In acute phase requires immediate management in the form of certain drugs. Chronic phase requires treatment to prevent attacks and later lower uric acid. Also you do not need to stop dals or even non veg as is the common misconception. You can please choose a private consult if you need more detailed treatment and dietary advice. Attacks go gout can be treated with any form of therapy. But chronic gout requires a simple tablet in allopathy (like a single tablet in patients having high blood pressure), to prevent further attacks and prevent heart and kidney disease. No drug in ayurveda can do that.
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Can the removal or replacement of the pancreas gland through operation totally stop diabetes.

CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
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Can the removal or replacement of the pancreas gland through operation totally stop diabetes.
Mr. lybrate-user, Transplant of pancreas is a possibility to correct diabetes or cure it. However, whatever damage that might have happened earlier will not be set right. Secondly so far this procedure has not become a great success. Plus getting a pancreas form a doner is also one of the main obstacles. So in the present situation the transplant is just a theoretical possibility. Thanks.

Sir, My father has been a diabetic for around 12 years, he is taking metformin 2000 mg , vidigliptin and vogliboz .03 mg in a single day, his age is 71. Is it the right time to switch over to insulin now

MBBS, Diploma in Diabetology, DDM, CCACCD
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If his blood sugar levels are within limits and if he is not suffering from any other health issues.Then switching over to insulin is not required.

I am 40 years old man and is facing a problem of frequent urination. I am not diabetic. I just want to know the reason for frequent urination especially during stress or excitation.

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I am 40 years old man and is facing a problem of frequent urination. I am not diabetic. I just want to know the reaso...
Mr. Lybrate-user, if you are not diabetic, then there may be a possibility urinary tract infection, so get a routine urine examination done and see if there is any infection. Infection increases frequency of urine. Also please check your blood sugar once again to rule out diabetes.
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What are the quick remedies to get rid from thyroid within 1 month . I am 22 years and my thyroid level is 125 .so what should I do. To make it down to normal level ?

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No quickies in medical line. You should start taking meds for your condition n in case of thyroid or usually takes 4-6 wks for reports to get back to normal.

My blood sugar RBS, has touched 200 for the first time. I have started taking half teaspoon cinnamon daily on empty stomach. Please advise if there is any temporary ayurvedic tablets /medicines to bring the blood sugar level down.

Practical Course in Diabetology, POST GRADUATE COURSE IN DIABETOLOGY, MBBS
Endocrinologist
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Add methi seeds 10mg before meals twice a day or take diabecon tablet from Himalayas twice a day before meals.

My wife is suffering from infertility since 4 year. her menses is regular. Please give some suggetion.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FCPS, DGO, Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning (DFFP)
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Infertility is problem of couple not of only wife. Both of you should meet gynaecologist as 1 st step.
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I am a 20 year male having hypothyroidism. What should I do to look my personality good?

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I am a 20 year male having hypothyroidism. What should I do to look my personality good?
You must exercise daily for at least 30 minutes, maintain your ideal body weight, follow a good diet, sleep properly, drink water throughout the day to keep your body hydrated, avoid alcohol and stop smoking if you do.
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Hello, my age is 49 ,There is a pain in my joints and my uric acid is 7, I am a badminton player, when I take medicine it will be fine but when I don't there is pain starts in my joints and legs. So guide me which doctor ,medicine and food is helpful for me.

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Hello, my age is 49 ,There is a pain in my joints and my uric acid is 7, I am a badminton player, when I take medicin...
lybrate-user, You may try and reduce uric acid level to around 5 mg or so. That may reduce joint pains. If you take non vegetarian food the avoid organ meat, red meat, certain fishes like herring, haddock, salmon, sardines, trout, scallops, mushrooms, mussels etc. Avoid alcohol, high fat milk products. If need be then take uric acid reducing drugs. Thanks.

Can I take metride (2/500mg) in place of amaryl m (2/500mg)? I am a 62 yrs old diabetic person.

CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
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If the combination is glimepirde 2 mg & metformin 500 you can definitely take it. Amoral is too expensive. Tab k -glim m2 (blue cross lab) is only 26 plus for 10 tabs you take any one of these instead of amaryl.
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Hi, my son is 13 years old. Past one year or more we are noticing that his chest is growing. He is around 5feet. And 80 kgs. General physicians advice to visit endocrinologist. We recently got his sugar and thyroid test done too. All are normal. I am worried about him. He should not loose his confidence levels. Please help me.

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Hi, my son is 13 years old. Past one year or more we are noticing that his chest is growing. He is around 5feet. And ...
Hello, in young adolescents some time gynecomastia develops. This is a hormonal problem related to age. If the size is too big, then there are surgical procedures available to reduce that. There is no specific treatment, occasionally drugs are used but not much benefit is observed. Most often pubertal gynecomastia is a self limiting condition which will recover spontaneously. Surgery is the other better option.

Dear sir I am 46 years old and very recently I have gone for surgery of urethra strictures-two places and after that I am taking medicine urimax-0.4 and martifur tab. One each daily after dinner. Please advise me for not tobe suffering from urine infection and care for strictures not to occur again. Since last 10 years, I am also suffering from diabetes, presently type-2 diabetes and having a calculus in gall bladder. For diabetes, I am taking diamicron xr 60, obimet sr-1 gm- one tab. Each daily after breakfast and one time lantus insulin- 26 units daily at bed time.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, BSc Home Science
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For dealing with your current problem you have to take plenty of water, coconut water, butter milk, soups etc healthy drinks. For diabetes, you have to take more fibre in the form of raw veg as salads, sprouts, whole grains, legumes and not dals, 1 fist of dry fruits.

My mother's sugar level is 186 after 1. 5-2 hrs of breakfast. She is not taking any medicine but just doing jogging and home chores to maintain sugar level. Kindly tell whether she should start taking medicine (bcoz we are doubtful that if sugar medicine is once started she ll get addicted to it) or do any home remedies like a exercise or jogging or kindly tell her any exercise.

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I do not know why patients believe that you get addicted to sugar medicines. The sugar medicines are absolutely essential to keep you healthy and prevent long term complications. Let me ask you this - if someone is hungry and eats food, is that an addiction?
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I am 52 years male I am diabetic I am loosing my weight what should I do?

CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
Endocrinologist
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If diabetes is not in control weight loss does occur. Proper sugar control will help stabilize weight and improve your general health. If oral drugs are not giving relief insulin may be needed.

Last time I checked diabetic was found and now sometime it is 110 fasting and sometimes comes 180 sometimes looks I am not diabetic but why 180 is coming what to do.

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General Physician
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Last time I checked diabetic was found and now sometime it is 110 fasting and sometimes comes 180 sometimes looks I a...
Your sugar report indicates that, you are in pre diabetic condition. Try adding excercise to your daily shedule and avoid sugary, oily and apicy food. If it will remain in control, no treatment may be needed. If not, it can be managed well. So do not worry and keep your fitness for now. Thank you.
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Hi I am 29 years old male. I am having diabetes and currently taking insulin three times. Will it effect potency in any way?

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Hi I am 29 years old male. I am having diabetes and currently taking insulin three times. Will it effect potency in a...
Diabetes affects all organs in the body ? Eyes, kidneys, nerves, reproductive system all are affected, In fact, from toe to hair. For diabetic control, patient and doctor should be in constant touch for regular follow up and advice. 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), & HbA1C (inform me) 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. There are different diet plans of varying calories for each person depending on his activity & life style. 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.
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