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Dr. R. Ram Kumar

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

Endocrinologist, Chennai

31 Years Experience
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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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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
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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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C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
What You Should Not Eat If You Have Thyroid Disease
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Thyroid is not a condition that can be controlled with a change in the diet. However, there are certain foods, which should be avoided or at least their consumption should be limited if you are suffering from thyroid disease. Let?s look at some of them:
Soy
The processed and high-phytoestrogen forms of soy, like shakes, powders, soy milk, bars, and supplements should be avoided. Soy inhibits the absorption of thyroid hormone. Soy should not form the main part of your protein diet if you suffer from any kind of thyroid disorder.
Iodized Salt
Though it is a proven fact worldwide, that iodized salt is essential for the prevention of iodine deficiency. But in excess, it is prone to be very harmful, especially for those suffering from thyroid disease. It hampers the normal functioning of thyroid if taken in excess.
Mini-Meals
In case of people who are suffering from thyroid, the concept of grazing mini meals throughout day, might actually just have the opposite impact. These patients should instead have fewer meals, placed further apart, as many mini meals will disrupt their metabolism, and misbalance their leptin and insulin levels.
Coffee
If you are a thyroid patient, you should take special precautions, especially if you are a coffee person. You should take your coffee when at least an hour has passed after your thyroid hormone replacement medication. If you take it within an hour, your coffee will actually disrupt the effectiveness of your medication, by affecting its absorption.
Peanuts, Pine nuts, Linseed
Having a handful of these daily will block thyroid production.
Cabbage, Broccoli
If you have thyroid disease and consume a meal of steamed broccoli once in a while and likes to take spinach in your omelet on daily basis, it is still fine. However, excess intake of these two foods, is not at all good for you. So, take a note.
Gluten
Gluten is found in mostly wheat, rye and barley, along with most of the processed foods. This is one more thing which thyroid patients should avoid.
In most of the above mentioned foods, the hampering and disruption of thyroid production happens, when they are consumed in raw state. It means that if taken in cooked form and in limited quantities, a thyroid patient can consume these things.
Raw forms should be avoided altogether. However, in cooked or steamed form, a thyroid patient can actually derive the health benefits from the foods listed above.
In most cases, thyroid imbalances are misdiagnosed, or even overlooked. However, though you cannot cure it purely on the basis of consuming and avoiding certain foods, you can certainly increase your chances of curing by observing the dietary precautions.

My sugar level is very high I want to control but. This is sugar addict what I do.

BHMS
Homeopath,
My sugar level is very high I want to control but. This is sugar addict what I do.
Dear lybrate user, one of the major nutritional substance required for human body is carbohydrate. We take carbohydrate in the form of rice, wheat, sugar etc. The complex molecules of carbohydrate are broken down into simple glucose molecules during digestion & released in the blood stream to be absorbed by the muscle cells. Insulin hormone plays a vital role in the absorption of the glucose molecules by the muscle cells. In abnormal conditions, either due to less production of insulin or due to resistance to insulin, the process of absorption of glucose by the muscles comes to a stand still. The glucose molecules remains in the bloodstream which results in the increase in the blood sugar level. This abnormal condition is clinically known as diabetes mellitus. Once a patient is diagnosed with diabetes he has to take regular medicine to keep his blood sugar level within normal limits. Take homoeopathic mother tincture gymnemna sylvestra q, 30 drops, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water. Also you need to walk at least 1 hour daily without any interval. Also you need to take a low carbohydrate rich diet. Avoid rice, sweet dishes, fruits, cold drinks, fast foods, alcoholic beverages, potato etc.
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What is the range of uric acid in blood? And which foods to avoid to reduce uric acid, I have 6.1 mg/dL uric acid in my blood.

PGDHHM, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Normal range is 2.5 to 7.5 milligrams/deciliter (mg/dL) ..It varies little from lab to lab. Dietary fibre may help to lower uric acid level. Avoid meats such as liver, kidney. Low alcohol consumption,weight loss will helpful too. Reduce consumption of cauliflower, mushrooms, legumes, gravies,spinach. Hope this helps u.
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I have thyroid disorder i am using English medicine since 2 years my thyroid levels are ok but my neck was swelling can you please suggest me a medicine?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I have thyroid disorder i am using English medicine since 2 years my thyroid levels are ok but my neck was swelling c...
if sweeling is acute..then you can take antibiotic for. and also use gargle with warm water or normal saline. or do test usg for thyroid gland.
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My cousin sister's level gone to 1000 what to do and what is the normal sugar level Please help what should we give him to eat she is not more than 10 Year.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My cousin sister's level gone to 1000 what to do and what is the normal sugar level Please help what should we give h...
Normal sugar levels should be between 70- 150 at any point of the day and in a known case of diabetic we need to control sugar levels with medication, aerobic exercise and following a diabetic diet and can eat food with low glycemic index levels.
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Good afternoon sir I have sugar how to cure my sugar problem. Fasting sugar 161. After 2 hour 243.

MBBS, MRCGP ( UK), Diploma in Diabetes (UK), DFSRH (UK), DRCOG (UK)
Endocrinologist, Hyderabad
Good afternoon sir I have sugar how to cure my sugar problem. Fasting sugar 161. After 2 hour 243.
Hello Sir, Both your fasting and 2 hour post meal glucose values are high. For good diabetes control fasting glucose should be less than 110 and 2 hour glucose value should be less than 170. Solutions: 1) Diet control- avoid sweets, junk food, oily food etc. Take plenty of vegetables, fruits (orange, mosambi, papaya, apples, pears etc) 2) exercise for 30-45 min everyday or arleast 5 days in a week. Brisk walking, cycling, swimming, jogging are examples. If you have never exercised see a cardiologist first for assessment for fitness to exercise. 3) Lose weight. 4) see you doctor, get the blood tests including HBA1C. Your doctor will change your tablets. Thank you.
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Can diabetes affect your heart?

MD - Microbiology, House Job Certificate ( SKIN & STD) , MBBS
General Physician, Gurgaon
Can diabetes affect your heart?

Diabetes mellitus is a condition affecting the way one’s body utilizes blood sugar (glucose). Glucose is essential to your health since it is a vital energy source for the cells that make up the tissues and muscles. Diabetes is characterized by excess blood sugar levels. The complications might get aggravated and turn fatal if it is left untreated over a period of time.

Diabetes mellitus can be of two types - Type 1 and Type 2.

In Type 1 diabetes, the pancreas is unable to produce enough insulin to metabolize sugar and starch from the foods that you consume while Type 2 diabetes affects the way the body processes the blood glucose.

Diabetes substantially increases the risks of numerous cardiovascular disorders (a condition that affects the heart’s blood vessels due to fatty deposits within the arteries) such as atherosclerosis (narrowing of arteries), stroke, heart attack (wherein flow of blood to the heart muscle gets blocked all of a sudden), heart failure (inability of the heart to pump blood throughout the body) and angina (chest pain).

Why are diabetic people at a higher risk of developing cardiovascular diseases?

The following factors are associated (could be the common reason as well) with both diabetes and cardiovascular diseases-

  1. High blood pressure and hypertension.

  2. High triglyceride level (a kind of fat present in the blood) and abnormal cholesterol level.

  3. Obesity.

  4. Lack of exercises and physical activities.

  5. Uncontrolled blood sugar level.

  6. Smoking. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a General Physician.
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Being diabetic and 300 tgl its ok to eat beef. Pz gv some home remedy for iron deficiency.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Being diabetic and 300 tgl its ok to eat beef. Pz gv some home remedy for iron deficiency.
lybrate-userji, If blood glucose is at 300 mg (fasting or PP not mentioned) means it is too high. First that has to be controlled. One has to look at overall diet, weight and height before any suggestion can be made. However, a small piece of beef may not bad. Most important is total dietary intake and weight control. Thanks.
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Sir I am 50 years old. I have a sugar checkup in which result of blood sugar (f) is 220 and blood sugar (pp) is 296 and hemoglobin is 10.60. So please suggest me the diet plan to maintain this. How can I increase my hemoglobin.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Sir I am 50 years old. I have a sugar checkup in which result of blood sugar (f) is 220 and blood sugar (pp) is 296 a...
lybrate-user, Your fasting & PP glucose levels are very high, need to be brought down to wards normal. You need to initiate appropriate treatment. Ideall on treat, ment fasting should be closer to 100 mg, PP 150 to 160 mg, HbA1c%<6.8. If blood glucose is not well controlled all the long term complications associated with diabetes are likely to occur much earlier. As regards low hemoglobin you consume more of green leafy vegetables and some dates daily. Also take any iron (ferrous sulfate or fumerate containing tablets). Thanks.
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Hello doctor I am a male and my age is 27. My uric acid level is 8.50 mg/dl, what should be my dos and don'ts. Kindly help.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Avoid protein diets, avoid more milk products. bad habits , fast food/fat/oily,salty foods. Coffee, smoking, alcohol intake. Non-veg., take whole grain,oats,green veg.,plenty of water in day time, 1 glass of water at night before bed. Take tab. Zyloric 100 mg once a day. Tab. Ulracet sos for pain in joints.
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I have uric acid problem since many years level is between 8 to 8.5 homeopathic treatment doing but level is not coming down. I am having normal diet even going for daily walking 30 minutes. Please advice me if any suitable treatment.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
1. Avoid protein rich diets like mutton, egg, fish, sea food (sardines)/prawn 2. Avoid pulses, lentill, mushrooms, green leafy vegetablles like broccoli, cauli flower, spinach, beans, peas 3. Take fruits like apple, banana, orange, black cherry, lime etc 4. Drink plenty of water (8-10 glass) daily 5. Avoid alcohol and caffeinated drinks, excess sweets cakes/cookies 6. Reduce weight if overweight 7. Take medicine after consulting physician.
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How often should I visit you for checkups in order to stay as healthy as possible and avoid diabetic complications?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
How often should I visit you for checkups in order to stay as healthy as possible and avoid diabetic complications?
If you (age -20) are fully fit than once in five years and if any disease has been diagnosed than once in a year or follow up as per the protocol
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Male Infertility

MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Male Infertility

5 Remedies From Ayurveda to Increase Libido And Combat Male Infertility

Men often search for ayurvedic treatment for reproductive weakness due to a loss of libido. A lack in desires and potency can not only harm a relationship physically but emotionally too. Such a situation can be embarrassing for both the partners. It can lead to dissatisfaction, stress and anxiety.

A Poor Libido Can Be Due To Several Reasons Such As:

  • Having a dissatisfactory relationship.
  • Nervousness.
  • Lack of confidence.
  • Loss of bond and feeling of attraction between partners.
  • Compulsion to pursue relationship with somebody you don't like.
  • Anxiety and stress.
  • Certain habits like eating salty, spicy and hot food can increase pitta. This destroys semen and cause a decline in your libido.
  • It could be that you are overindulged in such activities. Overindulgence leads to a decrease in the quantity of semen.
  • Controlling sexual urges for a longer duration of time can also cause a loss of libido. As this leads to Veeryaavarodha, obstruction of semen.

As loss of libido is not a major issue, it is purely psychological and organic; you can rely on herbal remedy for male infertility caused due to this situation. Ayurveda has solutions for almost everything from minor indigestion to lowered male potency. It has been a part of Indian medicine since decades now. The best part about relying on Ayurvedic treatments is that they do not have any side effects.
Here is a list of five amazing Ayurvedic solutions that can enhance male potency safely:

Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha is a popular adaptogenic herb. It is also known as Indian ginseng. You can use this herb to cure premature ejaculation, impotence, infertility and lot more. Ashwagandha improves the functioning of body and nourishes nerves. It also allows the body to adapt to stress, which is a major cause behind libido.

Moreover, ashwagandha has an ability to strengthen reproductive system, restore male potency and desires. You can easily consume this herb with milk, water and honey.

Shatavari

Shatavari is also known as asparagus racemosus. It is efficient at enhancing female fertility. Shatavari nourishes the female reproductive organs such as ovum. It also promotes blood circulation, formation, reduce the risk of miscarriage, and increase chances of conception and hormonal imbalance.

Shilajit

Shilajit has been a part of ayurvedic treatment for male infertility since years. It is known to enhance the male potency and give a boost to desires and moods. Shilajit improves both quality and quantity of male sperms.

Intake of Shilajit would also support proper functioning of sex hormones and maintain a balance in performance. It should be the first choice for men looking to boosts libido naturally.

Garlic

Garlic has immense advantages when it comes to ayurvedic treatments. This is used as an effective food item to enhance libido in both men and women. Intake of garlic improves the functioning of reproductive organs post damage caused by an injury or disease.

Salabmishri

Salabmishri is a terrestrial plant. It helps in increasing stamina and overall performance of male body. This herb also aids in improving the quality of sperms ad promoting blood circulation to the penis.

You can depend on these herbs to boost libido in a short span of time in a natural or herbal way. Consumption of herbs would not cause any harm to your body. However, if you are already taking some prescribed medicines, it would be better to consult your physician before consuming any herbs.Moreover, make sure you have a healthy diet regime. Don't eat too much spicy or hot food items. Inculcate all the vitamins and minerals in your diet. You can also opt for fresh fruits and vegetables instead of supplements.

An Ayurdhamah is dedicated to restoring and maintaining the lost balance between physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health, through the understanding and practice of age-old systems of Ayurveda and Yoga. Our strength lies in understanding the body and its performance at constitutional level and that is what we apply to our Remedies.

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I am diabetic for twenty years, for the last eight on insulin but maintain good health. I am finding difficulty in reading fine prints and face recognition. Also experience some distortion in seeing square shapes/ limes and problem of glare. I do not wish to go for laser therapy. Please advice.

CCMTD, CCEBDM, C.Diabetology, American Diabetes Association, DOMS, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
Kindly consult your ophthalmologist preferably retina specialist. They will be able to guide you further on it depending on your eye condition.
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I am 64 years. Man with diabetes for 24 years. But under control. Regulatorly checked. Suffering severe preejaculation problem. Tell me whether it can be cured. If yes how ?

FRAS, MD - Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Ernakulam
How is your erection level, if your erection is weak you will tend to ejaculate faster, and also long history of diabetes can surely cause premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction, you need to take safe herbal ayurvedic speciality treatment based on rasayana, rasashastra and vakeekarana speciality, consult me private for further details
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I am a patient, of hypothyroidism, taking eltroxin 100, since 15 years. I am female of 42 years. My weight is 75 kg. My tsh level is 3.1. I am trying hard to reduce my weight, by diets and exercises. I hardly consume 800 kcal per day. Please help me and advice what to do to reduce my weight ?

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Dear, please attach your thyroid profile. I need to see if any titration could be done. Kindly consult privately for personalised diet chart and medical management.
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Hi all, last week my father blood sugar level was197. This week when v got tested again it comes to 350 will it increase so sharply? He is on medication and strict diet for diabetes.

M.sc in dietetics and community nutrittion management
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Kolkata
Hi all, last week my father blood sugar level was197. This week when v got tested again it comes to 350 will it incre...
You didn't it is fbs or ppbs. I think he is not maintaining proper diabetic diet chart. If you want visit personally. I'll check it out. Because if you maintain diet in a good manner then doses of medicine reduces.
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What are the side effects of Tab Metformin? Does a dose of 500 mg is good at the start. Do I require to take this tablet throughout my life after starting the dose? What things will naturally control my blood sugar level? Are there alternatives for allopathy medicines?

Advance BHRT Certification, Fellowship in BHRT & Longevity Medicine, Fellowship in Endocrinology, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Bangalore
What are the side effects of Tab Metformin? Does a dose of 500 mg is good at the start. Do I require to take this tab...
The common side effect of Metformin is gastritis. Metformin alao depletes Vit B12 and hence can have long term hematological and neurologicsl side effects. This can easily be mitigated by appropriate Vit B12 supplementation. 500 mg is a good start. Can go upto 2gm per day under supervision of a physician. I prefer the "SR twice daily" option. Many need to take it life long. Diet, exercise and nutrient supplement in appropriate dose will help. Yes, there are alternatives to allopathy. But why look outside Allopathy? A more progressive, holostic Allopathic approach is what I advocate for my patients and it works very well.
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My hubby have diabetes last 1 month. His weight 95 kg. He want to get surgery for reduced his weight. It's safe or not?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My hubby have diabetes last 1 month. His weight 95 kg. He want to get surgery for reduced his weight. It's safe or not?
Your husband's bmi is 32.87 kg/m2, thiis is classified as grade 1 obesity. Usually surgery is suggested in morbid obesity (grade 3 +) with a bmi over 40 kg/m2. The surgery is fairly safe, but with this level of obesity he can actually work vigorously and reduce weight with exercise and diet control. Even 5 to 10 % reduction in weight will bring a lot of benefits.
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I am suffering from hypo thyroid so I have an obesity what is remedy? Please suggest.

CCMTD, CCEBDM, C.Diabetology, American Diabetes Association, DOMS, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
I am suffering from hypo thyroid so I have an obesity what is remedy? Please suggest.
Make sure that your thyroid levels are well controlled. Do exercise regularly and follow healthy meal plan.
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