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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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How to regularise blood sugar level.

CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
Endocrinologist,
This is a very general question. Sugar levels can be regularised by taking appropriate drugs, maintaining near normal weight, eat just adequate food, avoid deep fried foods and exercise regularly.
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How does a person know that she has diabetes. What are are the signs and symptoms.

Practical Course in Diabetology, POST GRADUATE COURSE IN DIABETOLOGY, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Jammu
You can come to know about diabetes only by blood test. Symptoms are rare. Most common symtoms are weight loss, weakness, leg pains, excessive urination, excessive thirst, huger, blurred vision and skin infection.
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Due to weight increase I am becoming diabetic more and sweet is my favourite dish what should I do.

Diploma in Diabetology, Pregnancy & Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Prevention in Diabetes ,Thyroid
General Physician, Sri Ganganagar
Due to weight increase I am becoming diabetic more and sweet is my favourite dish what should I do.
Please decrease your weight by principle of small frequent meal balanced food and brisk walking. Please don't take sweetish.
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Suffering from hyperthyroidism from last 8 months. Taking med like neomercazole 10. Veloz l etec. Not getting any result.

DNB, DM - Endocrinology, MD
Endocrinologist, Chennai
Please provide further details on how graves/ hyperthyroidism diagnosed and current dose. In rare patients who do not respond to drugs, rai ablation is the best option.
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I am 58 Years old man I am suffering from depression one or two days in every week Note my sugar level : 125 ~180 & B P 135 ~85.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
I am 58 Years old man I am suffering from depression one or two days in every week Note my sugar level : 125 ~180 & B...
Hello, there are many aspects of depression, the more of them you have the more likely you are to have a clinical depression. Some patients feel severely depressed and suicidal. If you have these feelings you should go to the emergency department immediately. Other things that people with depression can feel are sadness, low energy, lack of motivation, poor sleep, irritability, weight gain or loss, poor self image and sometimes even a lack of touch with reality. The more of these symptoms you have the more likely it is that you have serious depression. Treatments for depression include medications, counseling and exercise. Again the more of these you do the better your chance for a successful treatment. Good luck to you,
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Does having 450 ml of Drinks once in a week harmful in diabetes? What is more preferable Rum? Whisky? Or Beer?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Does having 450 ml of Drinks once in a week harmful in diabetes? What is more preferable Rum? Whisky? Or Beer?
Mr. Lybrate-user, alcohol in any quantity is not beneficial in diabetes. 450 ml per week is a fairly large quantity when drinks like rum or whisky is considered as here is higher alcohol concentration in both. Beer 450 ml is not such a large quantity. However, alcohol gives empty calories, masks hypoglycemic awareness. Plus it does affect liver in the long run leading to alcoholic fatty liver disease and later its consequences. So in my opinion lesser quantity (about 180 ml per week) may be ok if drinks other than beer are consumed.
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My tsh level was 1.43 on 20 July after taking 50 mcg thyronorm so ideally when should I repeat tsh test to check whether it's normal or nt. Thnx.

MBBS, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
My tsh level was 1.43 on 20 July after taking 50 mcg thyronorm so ideally when should I repeat tsh test to check whet...
It takes around 6 to 8 weeks to reflect change in value of TSH. You can repeat test after 2 months of starting treatment. I think its already more than 2 months so you can go for test now.
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What causes Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and what is the best method of treatment? Can iodine help this condition?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Mr. Lybrate-user, hashimoto's disease (ht), is an autoimmune disease where there are antibodies prepared against thyroxine secreting cells, this leads to deficiency of thyroxine hormone and hypothyroidism. There is lymphocytic infiltration of thyroid gland, it becomes firm and lobulated. There are anti bodies against thyroid peroxidase enzyme (anti tpo ab). One of the causes for ht is said to be excess iodine intake through iodinated salt. Most of the patients with ht are likely to have other autoimmune diseases like t1 dm, rheumatoid arthritis etc. Treatment is with thyroxine tablets, iodine has no role in this disease.
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I am newly diagnosed diabetes malites. My hba1c is 7.8. What I do., I am 31 years old.

M.sc in dietetics and community nutrittion management
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Kolkata
I am newly diagnosed diabetes malites. My hba1c is 7.8.
What I do., I am 31 years old.
Do regular exercise for better health.Along with this follow balanced diet.Eat lots of whole fruits,vegetables.Use unrefined foods.Eat extra protein.Use healthy fat in cooking.Avoid fats foods,junk foods,processed foods,sugar,sweet,sweetened juice,fruit juice,soft drinks.Avoid underground vegetables,banana,pumpkin.Drink lots of water specially before meals.Avoid smoking,alcohol.You can use nutritional supplement for diabetes control.Adjust your medication with diet.Diet and exercise will help you to reduce medicinal dose.
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I am a female aged 55 years I have been diagnosed with diabetics bp and thyroid and now cholesterol is a problem please suggest me how to control ?all these is sugar in the urine ok or is there is a complication.

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General Physician,
Urine sugar appears only after blood sugar has crossed the renal threshold of 180 which means blood id always in dangerous hypoglycemia. Test your fbs< rbs edit a
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I am 62 year old male and have type 2 diabetes. How many cups of coffee should I drink to get the best of it? I already take Amaryl 2/500 (two every day). Thank you very much for your answer? Solohery.

BSc - Food Science & Nutrition, PGD in Sports Nutrition and Dietitics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I am 62 year old male and have type 2 diabetes. How many cups of coffee should I drink to get the best of it? I alrea...
Hello, You can use skimmed milk and no sugar. You can have upto 2 cups in a day and avoid its consumption after 6 pm.
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Mai jab continue 15 minunte khada hota hoon to mere pairon mein dard hone lag padta hai maine isliye sugar check karvai before breakfast is 108 after break fast is 143 and hbalc ka test bhi karvaya tha 6.3 juton mein bhi pairon ka dam ghut rehta hai.

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Acupressurist, Mumbai
Mai jab continue 15 minunte khada hota hoon to mere pairon mein dard hone lag padta hai maine isliye sugar check karv...
You should take acupressure therapy and take biochemic mag phos 200x +nat mur 200x, 4 tab each thrice a day with warm water and take it 5 days
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Am 34 years and am a diabetic I am taking glycomet 500 mg daily. My glucose level is normal shall I continue taking glycomet.

Diploma in Diabetology, Pregnancy & Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Prevention in Diabetes ,Thyroid
General Physician, Sri Ganganagar
Am 34 years and am a diabetic I am taking glycomet 500 mg daily. My glucose level is normal shall I continue taking g...
Yes take tab. Glycomet (500) sr daily after dinner. Dear it very good tablet. It decreases weight. Your weight should be less than 60 kg.
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I am suffering from thyroid since last 3 yrs. Doctors suggested me to take medicine till life. Pls suggest me to cure it.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Hello, Hypothyroidism has to be treated with thyroxine tablets for life time. There is no cure. Because body needs thyroxine daily for brain development and functioning, plus other vital metabolic activities. If not supplemented then there can be serious consequences affecting a number of systems. There is no other option. Thanks.
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I am 25 year old boy. I feel I am suffering from diabetes. I have knee pain since 1 year. Two weeks letter my BLOOD SUGAR was 173 fasting. I am not feeling freshness every time. What should I do?

Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS)
Orthopedist, Trichy
I am 25 year old boy. I feel I am suffering from diabetes. I have knee pain since 1 year. Two weeks letter my BLOOD S...
the feeling of tiredness is due to your uncontrolled diabetes. Seek a proper diabetologist . regarding your knee you can do quadriceps strengthening exercises and ice packs can help with the pain
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Diabetic since 20 years. Pp is around 210. Take 3 pegs whisky everyday and smoke 15 cigarettes. Current problem is high sugar, trygleride above 250 and ED since last one year. Suggest remedies.

Certification in Diabetes Educators Program, Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Diabetic since 20 years. Pp is around 210. Take 3 pegs whisky everyday and smoke 15 cigarettes. Current problem is hi...
If you do not change your lifestyle you will never be able to regulate your sugar levels and triglycerides. Stop smoking and drinking immediately. 1. Exercise at least 5 times per week 2. Eat whole/unprocessed foods at regular intervals, while being aware of physical hunger/fullness cues 3. Sleep 7-9 hours per night 4. Don’t engage in extreme diets 5. Stay consistent with your habits 6. Incorporate non-exercise physical activity 7. Ignore food advertising You need a fat loss diet which comprises of whole grains like jowar, bajra, wheat, brown rice, pulses like moong, musoor, bengal gram, lots of vegetables, fruits, eggs, fish, chicken, paneer, healthy oil, nuts and seeds. You need to eat them in right proportion. Avoid eating sugar and sweets, refined foods like maida, noodles pasta, White rice and products, bread. Drink a lot of water.
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What is idel diet for diebatic person. Which fruits should be avoided?

Diploma in Dietetics, M.Sc. Food & Nutrition, B.Sc. Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist,
Dear a diabetic person can we'll have normal healthy diet. The only care that one should take is to eat at regulated intervals, have a balance of all food groups so that you get adequate proteins, carbs and fats plus all the vitamins and minerals. You should ensure enough fiber in your diet which can be got from complex carbs like cerea, pulses, fruits, vegetable and salads. Adding flax seeds in your diet can help give more fibre besides good fats and anti oxidants. The frits to be avoided are mangoes, litchi, grapes, chikoo and banana because all, if them have high glycemic index. But you can take in moderation as in mixed form - with other fruits. Avoid all fruit juices -natural or manufactured.
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Physiotherapist, Chennai
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Effects of Consuming Beans
Beans prevents constipation, helps hemorrhoids, lowers cholesterol, combats cancer, stabilizes blood sugar.
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Last year I had 6 weeks miscarriage. Now unable to conceive. Recently found THYROID in my TEST report which is mentioned below: Test name Value Unit Bio. Ref.Interval TOTAL T3 : 1.35 ng/mL 0.60 - 1.83 TOTAL T4 : 8.40 ug/dl 4.50 - 10.90 3rd gen. TSH: 7.47 5 µU/mL 0.35 - 5.50 please suggest which medicine I have to taken. How to cure. And What to avoid.

DNB - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Noida
Last year I had 6 weeks miscarriage. Now unable to conceive. Recently found THYROID in my TEST
report which is mentio...
Please visit an endocrinologist to start your medication as it will require frequent follow ups. As for fertility you need to visit a fertility expert near your place to get investigated for semen analysis, and other tests for you which would include tubal evaluation, follicular monitoring and further advise would be given accordingly.
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