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Dr. R. Ram Kumar

MBBS, DRM, Fellowship in Diabetology, Post Graduate Diploma in Diabetology (P...

Endocrinologist, Chennai

31 Years Experience
Dr. R. Ram Kumar MBBS, DRM, Fellowship in Diabetology, Post Graduate Diplo... 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. R. Ram Kumar is a popular Endocrinologist in Chintadripet, Chennai. He has been a successful Endocrinologist for the last 31 years. He is a MBBS, DRM, Fellowship in Diabetology, Post Graduate Diploma in Diabetology (PGDD) . He is currently associated with Thyroid Centre in Chintadripet, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. R. Ram Kumar on Lybrate.com.

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Education
MBBS - Bangalore University, - 1986
DRM - BOMBAY UNIVERSITY, - 1990
Fellowship in Diabetology - IMA, - 2009
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Post Graduate Diploma in Diabetology (PGDD) - - 2011
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English
Professional Memberships
Indian Radiological and Imaging Association
Indian Medical Association (IMA)
Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP)
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Indian Society of Nephrology (ISN)
American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE)
Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM)

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I he a lot of sugar. It goes to 400 many times. I he a lot of medicines which I may using regularly. How can mu sur get control. Pl help me.

MD - Consultant Physician, Doctor of Medicine, MD
General Physician, Ahmedabad
I he a lot of sugar. It goes to 400 many times. I he a lot of medicines which I may using regularly. How can mu sur g...
Start insulin therapy under physician care and feel better immediately then try to combine oral drugs when bs less than 180. Pp.
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My wife is 25 and I think she is having thyroid problem can you suggest food not to eat by thyroid patients and how much it will cost for curing thyroid.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
If it is hypothyroidism she has to take thyroxine tablets, dosage depending on tsh levels. There is no specific food control.
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I am suffering from diabetic. I take to every morning and evening glimestar pm2 and BGR 34 .But have suspected this both medicine . One is alopathic and other is ayurvedic.

MD - Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lucknow
I am suffering from diabetic. I take to every morning and evening glimestar pm2 and BGR 34 .But have suspected this b...
There is no problem in taking both together. If your sugar level not controlled even after taking these medicine then necessary to consult your doctor. Ayurveda better help you for controlling the sugar level and also prevent from complication of diabetes like diabetic retinopathy nephropathy neuropathy etc. Diet management is must in this disease, regular exercise and walking yoga pranayam etc.
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My grandmother is having gastro infection and her rbc is 9.1 and bp 120/52. And she faints many times. Also she is diabetic. What foods she take and which to avoid. Why does she faint many times? Please advice.

MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Delhi
My grandmother is having gastro infection and her rbc is 9.1 and bp 120/52. And she faints many times. Also she is di...
Diabetics needs much care if they are getting faint many times as you have stated. Consult endocrinologist.
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My wife after marriage with in 4 months weight gained? And before normal periods are upto 5 days but now only 3 days. Is it symptoms of thyroid? if it is yes how to identify thyroid?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My wife after marriage with in 4 months weight gained? And before normal periods are upto 5 days but now only 3 days....
Hi get a thyroid assay done which will reveal if there is any problem with thyroid gland. If tsh levels come higher than normal range then it is hypothyroidism.
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Can Abortion Affect Fertility?

M.Sc, MD, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Can Abortion Affect Fertility?

There are two types of abortion, namely medical and surgical. In case of medical abortion, pills are taken to terminate the pregnancy; whereas, surgical abortion is done if the pregnancy has reached an advanced stage when pills are ineffective. While generally there are no health risks or negative effects of abortion on fertility, there are rare cases of complications, which can give rise to severe symptoms post abortion. Following is the information you need to know about abortion and its effects on fertility:

When to seek medical assistance:
It is advisable to seek medical help if you have the following symptoms post abortion:

  1. Persistent pain in the lower abdomen, which lingers even after taking medication
  2. Excessive bleeding
  3. A high temperature

Possible effects of surgical abortion on fertility:

  1. Infection after abortion: Infections post abortion like Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID), if left untreated for long can spread and harm your reproductive organs, thereby impacting your fertility. It can cause complications like infertility or ectopic pregnancy.
  2. Damage to the cervix during abortion: Damage to the cervix during an abortion can cause cervical incompetence and consequently increase the risk of miscarriage.
  3. Damage to the womb during abortion: There are chances of damage of the womb (uterus) during abortion, resulting in scarring, which can cause fertility issues if not corrected. This is more likely in case you had multiple abortions.

Apart from the above mentioned complications there are a number of other complications, which can happen due to abortion, preterm birth, vaginal bleeding during pregnancy and low birth rate, etc. Further, infertility can also be a possible side effect of abortion pills, which happens due to scarring of the uterus during the procedure of forcible elimination of the fetus. In all such cases it is advisable to schedule regular check up with your gynaecologist.

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I am having sugar nearly from 15 years. Now I am taking insulin 40 &34 units every morning and night. Now I have 160 before meals. Morning 45 miniatures walk is done. What precautions I will take for reducing the sugerlevel to 120?

BAMS
General Physician, Delhi
Some new generation drugs are there in field, in spite you are on insulin that will be addition to that that will take care of micro damages of organs, that will also get you desired results & reduce the dose of insulin, I wish you speedy recovery.
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Sir, I have taken 2 nos. 80mg Glycinorm M80 tablets before breakfast in a day. My fasting blood Sugar Test shows 148 reading and non-fasting blood sugar test reading is 198. Please help me to control the diabetes with the help of diet chart and if changes in daily tablet is required please suggest the Tablet Name. Ajay Kumar Jain Hisar, Haryana India Mobile:- 91-8572859284.

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General Physician, Chandigarh
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I have taken 2 nos. 80mg Glycinorm M80 tablets before breakfast in a day. My fasting blood Sugar Test shows 148 ...
For change in medicine you should consult an endocrinologist and get thoroughly investigated to start it eat more fresh vegetables and fruits salads soups less carbohydrates and more proteins also a handful of nuts every day drink plenty of water cut down on all sugar products carbohydrates excessive tea and coffee and avoid alcohol and smoking or any type of drugs use.
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Why is Coconut SO good for you?

MS (Psychotherapy and Counselling), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Kolkata
Why is Coconut SO good for you?
Apart from its use in many Indian homes for traditional reasons, coconut has several health benefits to offer -

1) Helps diabetics by slowing sugar release into the bloodstream.
2) Boosts metabolism and increases energy because it is more likely to be burned as fuel than stored as body fat.
3) Helps treat malnutrition because it is easy to digest and absorb.
4) Kills disease-causing bacteria, fungi, yeasts and viruses because of the antimicrobial effects of its fatty acids.
5) Prevents strokes and brain disorders such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.
6) Prevent tooth decay - coconut oil fights bacteria responsible for tooth decay and could be a healthy, non-chemical additive in toothpaste and mouthwash.

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MBBS & Post Graduate course in Diabetology, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), CCEBDM
Endocrinologist, Bangalore
Type -I diabetic patients preferred to check the sugar levels 3 times daily morn-afnoon-night before the insulin administration. If the sugar levels are low (<60-80) then consult your treating doctor before administering insulin
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I am 28.5 years old female my weight 45 and hight 5.3 Suffering from thyroid taking medicine from last 2 months i.e Thyronorm 50 mcg and eltroxin 25 mcg actually doctor ask me to have eltroxin 75 and c.thyrobless but I am not taking this. My weight is not gained don't know why? How to weight gain fast which food should I have or any protein powder ? Please suggest.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Lybrate-user, yes your weight I low, in hypothyroidism one of the major symptoms is weight gain. It is surprising that you have not gained any weight. One way to increase weight is to have good healthy food, may be you can increase the quantity of carbs and fats. Your ideal body weight should be 60 kgs, so you may take 60 x 30 cal= 1800 cals per day. Plus do moderated exercise, that probably will help in increasing weight. Sometimes genetic make up also does count. As regards taking 75 mcg of thyroxine you are actually taking taking that dose with two different tablets. On treatment tsh should be between 3 to 4 mu/l, that will help in conrolling all the symptoms. Thanks.
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Hi I am diabetic fast 120 pp 170 this is after control and after using Ayurveda medicine but there was fast 225 pp 370 in 10th jan 2015 randomly. I am unable to control it upto the normal so please advice me what should I do the cure it completely

MBBS, Diploma in Diabetology, DDM, CCACCD
Diabetologist, Mumbai
Start with allopathic medicines if you have not yet started! Sugar levels this high can start damaging your organs.
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I took daxid 50 mg tablet as anti depression two months ago and also having thyroid tsh is1.71 t4 is 11.5 and d3 is 75 b12 is 175 so I can conceive now or no advice me.

PGDAP, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Gurgaon
I took daxid 50 mg tablet as anti depression   two months ago and also having thyroid tsh is1.71 t4 is 11.5 and d3  i...
You can conceive but need to been showing the gynaec regularly justto make sure that your tsh levels are under control during pregnancy.
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My aunt has diabetes and she's taking medicines for it and in her last test her sugar level was Normal fasting and pp both so I want to ask now she should stop taking those medicines or continue it and also I want to know if there is a permanent cure of diabetes or the person has to take medicines like all her life? She's 45+

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
My aunt has diabetes and she's taking medicines for it  and in her last test her sugar level was Normal fasting and p...
it is good she is having blood sugar level normal, but it is due to medicine, she has to take medicine whole life. it will help you. welcome for further help.
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Hi, I want to know if the Bajra or Jwar or Ragi, roti can raise the URIC acid level. I already have Uric Acid 7.0. Can I have Bajra or Jwar or Ragi roti? Thanks Jaikant.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
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I want to know if the Bajra or Jwar or Ragi, roti can raise the URIC acid level.
I already have Uric Acid 7.0. Ca...
Most grains such as wheat, Bajra, Ragi rice, corn, millet, rye, and so on fall under the highly acid category and cause high uric acid I am giving you brief idea about Uric acid Diet - Drink plenty of fluid esp water Take low fat dairy product consume complex carbohydrate Reduce saturated fat consumption Avoid fish/ meat/ poultry Avoid eatable sweetened Avoid alcohol
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Respected sir/madam. I am suffering from gastric, acidity from last 6 months. I am using "zinetac 150 mg & DSR cap. Pls suggest me for best medicine.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Respected sir/madam. I am suffering from gastric, acidity from last 6 months. I am using "zinetac 150 mg & DSR cap. P...
Continue medicine and along with it follow the advice given below 1.Take bland diet, Avoid foods which cause acidity like spicy, oily, fatty and junk foods, onion, garlic, citrus fruit like orange grape, lemon, tomato, cucumber, raddish, vinegar, pickle etc 2.Have proper Breakfast, Don’t skip or postpone your meal, Take home made food, Avoid food and water from outside, 3.Eat food slowly, don’t rush, take smaller meals at frequent intervals like 5-6 meals per day, and don't overeat. Limit fluid intake during meal4.Drink plenty of water (8-10 glass daily). Take your meal regularly and timely. Avoid fasting, Don’t skip your breakfast. 5. Stop smoking, consumption of alcohol and tobacco, excess tea or coffee, carbonated drinks if you are having,6. Avoid stress, have adequate rest, sleep for 7-8 hours daily in night, go for regular exercise, practice yoga/meditation.
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I'm loosing wait because m diabetic and using tablets how can I gain mussels and weight again?

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Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chandigarh
I'm loosing wait because m diabetic and using tablets how can I gain mussels and weight again?
Hi lybrate-user to gain weight and balance your diabetes you need to combine a balanced eating pattern with regular physical activity. You should be eating at least 6 small meals a day, rather than sticking to 3 square meals. You could divide it as 3 main meals and 3 snacks. You need to be eating every 2-3 hours. Space out snacks during the day so you don't spoil your appetite. Bread, cereal, rice, whole wheat, dalia and pasta: biscuits, and corn-bread are good sources of carbohydrates. Fruits: dried fruits, fruit nectars, and large quantities of fresh fruits vegetables: include, potatoes, peas, corn in your diet. Meat, poultry, fish, dry beans, eggs, and nuts: beef, pork, lamb, poultry, salmon, omelets, nuts, peanut butter, kidney beans, chickpeas will help you gain weight. Include dairy products like milk, yogurt, and cheese: milk, fruited yogurts, hard cheeses, ice cream, puddings, custards, milkshakes. -nuts and seeds make a healthy option for snacks. -roasted channas and peanuts are good -peanut butter on the sandwiches are a great mid-meal choice. -you must know that cereals actually contain some healthy calories. Stay hydrated: drinking plenty of water and other fluids like juices, milk, soups etc, will work in your favour. Do not drink water before a meal and in between the meal as it may make you lose your appetite, thus calorie intake suffers. Sleep: at least 8 hours of sound sleep is a must. Since your body is actually building up muscles, while you rest. Weight gainers have long term side effects.
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My fiancée's sister is suffering from diabetes and the doctor has said that she is in the final stage, will she be cured somewhat and her life will be saved?

Dip.Diab, Fellowship Diabetology (Gold Medallist), MBBS
Diabetologist, Thane
My fiancée's sister is suffering from diabetes and the doctor has said that she is in the final stage, will she be cu...
There is nothing like final stage in diabetes. But diabetes needs to be controlled well. There must be many tests which have been conducted by the doctor. Depending upon the results, and the medicines she is taking, dosage can be changed. Also her kidneys and eyes need to be checked.
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My wife having sugar type1 Since30 years. She has to take daily insulin 2times human actrpid Some times she getting into coma after insulin taken, food not taking In time. After 7-8 hours later she becoming normal, if glucose water Pouring into mouth. I request any solution intimate me

MBBS, Diploma in Diabetology, DDM, CCACCD
Diabetologist, Mumbai
She is having type 1 diabetes for which insulin and food both should be taken at same time daily and regularly. If she becomes unconscious after taking insulin, kindly take her to the nearest hospital to get immediate medical treatment and dont wait for 7-8 hours at home. It can be fatal for her life.
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I am pre diabetic at 118 (fasting) 37 years. Will taking rice in limited quantities be a problem. Also regarding milk and veggies like potato, carrot, beetroot, radish, please let me know.

M. Sc. Foods, Nutrition & Dietetics, B.Sc-Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Visakhapatnam
I am pre diabetic at 118 (fasting) 37 years. Will taking rice in limited quantities be a problem. Also regarding milk...
No not at all, but try to substitute with multigrains which have low glycemic index and control your blood glucose levels.
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