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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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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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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 have been suffering from diabetes since 1995. Now I am 65. Taking medicines jemer forte 2 one tab before brk fast & jalra m50/1000 one tab before dinner. Blood sugar was well controlled. But since last month b sugar is fasting 125 & pp 182. What to do?

MD - Consultant Physician
General Physician, Jaipur
Fasting 125 and pp 182 is considered almost normal. No need to worry. If you try to aggresively reduce you may land up in hypoglycemia(very low blood sugar) which is dangerous for your health.
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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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My husband doesn't have any alcohol r ciggerates habits his weight is 65 nd 30 years he went to urologist but he said you never get a children you adopt a child he told n he did fsh n scanning too so wt to do this problem please help me would I go for ivf for children.

M. S. in Psychotherapy and Counselling
Psychologist, Jaipur
My husband doesn't have any alcohol r ciggerates habits his weight is 65 nd 30 years he went to urologist but he said...
Yes, you may go for ivf and have a biological child of yours. Prior to this I would suggest you to go for infertility counselling. If you want, I may take a session on it.
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I am 32 years old male. Sir I have uric acid 7 point which is exactly border. Sir can you suggest how to control it.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Hello,take homoeopathic medicine Urtica Urens 30 (4 drops in little water) thrice a day for a week and revert. *Make a habit of 8-10 glasses of water daily. *If overweight,loose weight. *Eat more fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Avoid foods such as white bread, cakes, candy, sugar-sweetened beverages. *Limit daily proteins from lean meat, fish.Add protein to your diet with low-fat such as low-fat yogurt or skim milk, which are associated with reduced uric acid levels. *Vitamin C may help lower uric acid levels.
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My mother who is 65 is diabetic. She had knee pain, so can't walk.Should she do any exercise, if so what? If she doesn't walk or exercise, how should she control her diabatis? Is it only medicine and food habits? If food habits, what food should she eat? She has type 2 diabatis and uses medicine and not insulin.

Vaidya Visharad
Ayurveda, Narnaul
Dear, According to Ayurveda joint pain is known as Sandhigata vata. With increase in age vata dosha is predominant in human body that is why with aging disease caused by vata dosha increases in body. Joint pain is a common symptom with many possible causes. Joint Pain and Arthritis are the one of the most devastating conditions faced by individuals, particularly elderly women today. When there is pure Vata dosha involvement (a pain without swelling or discoloration) then the massage with medicated ayurvedic oil is quite useful & supplement is helpful in balancing bodily humors ?vata, which is responsible dosha for Sandhigata vata . Visit us:-www.Malhotraayurveda.Com
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My mother in law has high BP, diabetes and thyroid. What foods does she need to avoid?

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
My mother in law has high BP, diabetes and thyroid. What foods does she need to avoid?
Avoid fried foods, oily foods, fast foods, high sugar content /salt content foods. Like mango, banana, chicku. Take home cooked meals with regular medications.
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Sir bazaar me milne bale glucometer kya sahi reading batate hai my fasting blood glucose level is 98 on 8: 47 AM MORNING kya ye NORMAL{HEALTHY} men ka reading hai aur ek diabetes men ka bhi reading bata dijia jissme me jaan sakoon ki diabetes ka kya reading hai.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Chitiradurga
Sir bazaar me milne bale glucometer kya sahi reading batate hai my fasting blood glucose level is 98 on 8: 47 AM MORN...
After food 60-140 mg/dl is normal. On 8 hours fasting, it should be 60-110 mg/dl. Your reading is normal.
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How to reduce blood sugar fasting my blood sugar 108 & pp 117 but I m diat 2 month diabetes & no tablets.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
How to reduce blood sugar fasting my blood sugar 108 & pp 117 but I m diat 2 month diabetes & no tablets.
Lybrate-user, if mentioned sugar levels are without any medication then you do not have diabetes at all. For diabetes to be diagnosed fasting sugar should be >126 mg and pp >200 mg and hba1c%>6.5. According to current criteria for diagnosis you do not have diabetes.
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My mom is 52 years old hvg thyroid problem and taking 100 MCG eltroxin in morn. TSH level is keep on decreasing (0.031 miu/ml six months back) for her every six months (hypothyroid prob. Yesterday checked thyroid level and got a report like [T3: 108.0 ng/dl, T4: 9.57 microgm/dl, TSH: 0.019 mIu/ml]. How to make her TSH level into normal and is she changed to hyperthyroidism now? I want to consult you if you replied me doctor. Thx.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My mom is 52 years old hvg thyroid problem and taking 100 MCG eltroxin in morn. TSH level is keep on decreasing (0.03...
Lybrate-userji, tsh level is lower than normal, but does she have any symptoms showing there is excess of thyroxine activity? if so then thyroxine dose can be reduced by about 12.5 mcg, to 87.5 mcg per day and then check tsh level after 4 to 6 weeks. If levels have come up continue the same dose.
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Hello sir my cousin is suffering from hypothyroid and her thyroid level is 8.741 and she is taking thyronome 125 mg earlier she was taking 100 mg same medicine but now doctor has suggest to change the medicine and she is gaining weight alot she is suffering it from last 3 years and she has migraine also sometimes she get faint due pain from migraine Please suggest.

Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
Dear , please specify the levels of tsh. I think what you have mentioned must be the tsh reports. When was it done? if done more than 3 months. Pl. Repeat it. She will need to increase the dose of her medication. Pl. Tell me the weight of your cousin. Will also need to make certain lifestyle changes.
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I am 63. Diabetic for last 16 yes. Sugar levels fbc 150 pp 200 average. Metformin 500x2 glemi 2mgx2 telmisartan 20 ecosprin av 75/10. Now having symptoms of neuropathy i. E numbness. Pricking etc. Pl guide me.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
You need additional supplements along with diabetes management. Kindly consult further for detailed treatment. Dr. Surbhi agrawal consultant physician and diabetologist
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Infertility - Can Sexual Problems be the Cause Behind it?

MD, BHMS
Sexologist, Mumbai
Infertility - Can Sexual Problems be the Cause Behind it?

A couple becomes a family when they become parents. And, a lot of people want to enjoy the experience being parents. But sometimes, sexual problems can lead to bigger problems, like infertility.

The state of childlessness can be the result of sexual problems. Sometimes couples who go for fertility treatments do not realise that previously existing sexual dysfunctions can be the cause of infertility. Before spending a lot of time on expansive and expensive treatments, it is important to discern if the couple are having problems with their sex lives, with special preference to frequency and timing of coitus.

Two further categories of sexual dysfunctions need to be considered. One is premature ejaculation (PE) in which, the semen is ejected soon after sexual activity and with minimal penile stimulation. The second point is to consider whether the sperm is being introduced to the vagina. This is a personal examination of the couple’s method of having sex.

Sexual problems related to infertility in men are loss of desire, erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation and retarded ejaculation and in women are loss of desire, vaginismus, dyspareunia and anorgasmia. All these dysfunctions can be solved with the help of an expert. Thus, it is important to go for thorough consultation before going for fertility treatments. 

Adequate sexual function can contribute to the success of fertility treatments, but at the same time it also leads to much stress and discord among couples as the pressure of procreation might get too much. This can have harmful repercussions, affecting the entire fertility treatment. The pressure of planned sex, to perform on demand and anxiety also harms fertility. 

Talking about sex and focusing on your relationship as a couple helps in the long run.
 

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Can hypothyroidism be cured through Homeopathy treatment. How effective it is for thyroid problems.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Gurgaon
Can hypothyroidism be cured through Homeopathy treatment. How effective it is for thyroid problems.
Change in life style and Homeopathic treatment certainly help in Thyroid Deficiency and excess treatment, In both conditions with successful​ results in 20 to 30% cases of mild variation.
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I am 35 years have diabetes last 4 years I use homeyo but not controlled sugar levels now fasting 190 after food 270 please tell medicine.

CDIABT, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
I am 35 years have diabetes last 4 years I use homeyo but not controlled sugar levels now fasting 190 after food 270 ...
For diabetes follow a diet low in carbohydrate, low in salt, low in fat and high in fibre. Avoid bakery products. Avoid too much rice and potato. Avoid fried stuff. Avoid chocolate, cakes, ice cream, soft drinks and fruit juices. Eat lots of vegetables. Walk for at least 30 minutes a day for 5 days in a week. Medicine and insulin will work better if you follow diet and exercise. Get your S creatinine level done. As medicine will depend upon your creatinine report.
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Hi my sister is 23 old she is suffering from thyroid since 4 years she is using thyronorm 25 mg tablets and full of hair loss so please suggest something. .

MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Aurangabad
Hi my sister is 23 old she is suffering from thyroid since 4 years she is using thyronorm 25 mg tablets and full of h...
Hair fall is common now a days. Due to stress and eating habits. And some illness, like anemia, thyroid and hereditary problems. Take following homoeo medicine. Acid hydroflouric 30 (30 ml sbl company). 1 drop 3 times per day x 14 days on tongue. Do not take anything 15 min before after medicine. Also use arnica montana q 30 ml + 100 ml pure coconut oil mix and use before wash twice weekly. Use arnica homoeopathic shampoo take plenty water 3 to 4 liters per day. Eat proper food, carbohydrate, protein, minerals, fruits. Avoid outer food.
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I am 29 yrs old man I Was suffering from diabetes type 2 for last 7 month at first my glucose level is 547 now last 3 month my glucose level is 98/146, 98/141, 116/119 & my creatinine is 2.0, 1.4, 1.8, 1.7 it's ok or I need any treatment?

MD - General Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Kolkata
I am 29 yrs old man I Was suffering from diabetes type 2 for last 7 month at first my glucose level is 547 now last 3...
Check your urine for albumin creatinine ratio. You are young and have renal impairment which is not a good news. Are you on insulin therapy. That is your best medicine. You can consult me with this report.
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What is initial stage of high blood pressure and blood sugar? And how we protected our self from those diseases?

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General Physician, Mumbai
What is initial stage of high blood pressure and blood sugar? And how we protected our self from those diseases?
Dear lybrate user, the initial stages of type 2 diabetes & blood pressure are known as pre-diabetes and pre-hypertension. The most important fact one needs to keep in mind is that these are predominantly lifestyle disorders hence one needs to lead a healthy lifestyle in order to prevent these. The following tips could be useful: - Sleep well for at least 6-7 hrs everyday - Eat small meals at regular timings everyday, eat well balanced meals. Do not skip your meals. - Avoid eating outside food very frequently (once a week should be fine) - Reduce the amount of salt you take in a day, and preserved/ processed foods (pickles, papad, ready to eat meals, etc) - Avoid too much of coffee, tea, alcohol and stop smoking or taking tobacco - Exercise everyday starting with 20 mins and increasing it to 1 hr (any form like walking, running, swimming, weight training, or even a mix if fine as long as you do it consistently everyday) - Do not take stress about issues, be positive and try to be happy - In case you have a family history, regular check-ups wih your family physician is preferable Though many of these might seem difficult to follow in one go, but slowly you could adopt these measures, which will help you remain healthy and reduce the likelihood of you developing these cardiovascular disorders. Take care!
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Five simple fertility boosting tips for men

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
IVF Specialist, Delhi
Five simple fertility boosting tips for men

Modern lifestyle - minimal physical activity, unhealthy food habits and stress - has a negative impact on overall health for all of us. While we may not realize the negative impacts of our so called modern lifestyle in our daily lives, our lifestyle actually affects every function of our body and leads to many disorders and diseases.

Infertility or subfertility among men is one such outcome of unhealthy lifestyle, and is on a rise these days. There are many biological factors which can affect a person's ability to father a child. However, in this piece I will only discuss the five most common and easily correctable lifestyle related factors, which affect the fertility in men. All these behaviors have the potential to adversely affect sperm production and/or maturation in men leading to poor count and/or quality of sperms. However, if addressed in time, these men can still regain their fertility potential and realise their dream of having baby. 

1. Body weight: Obesity has a direct correlation with reduced fertility among both men and women. Unhealthy eating habits, minimal physical activity and genetic predisposition are three most important causes of obesity. Its important to understand that while no one can really address the genetic predisposition, it really are the other factors that allow genes to take an effect. So, if one can ensure having a balanced diet and adequate amount of physical activity, he can still keep the body weight under check. 

2. Excessive Caffeine intake: Excessive caffeine intake can affect the sperm motility, thereby reducing the speed of sperms and slowing down their journey inside a woman's body to reach the egg for fertilization. All this can be avoided by simply controlling the intake of caffeine. Please note that caffeine is found not just in coffee, but is present is big amounts in all carbonated and energy drinks. So, the trick is to avoid such drinks as much as possible. 

3. Smoking: Smoking leads to DNA fragmentation in the sperms, which increases the risk of miscarriage. Smoking also reduces the sperm motility, thereby reducing its potential to fertilize the egg. Smoking in the woman partner further reduced the fertility potential as it damages the DNA in eggs also. I cant overemphasize on the need to immediately and permanently quit smoking in both the partners. One cant wait till the time they plan a pregnancy for quitting smoking - they have to do it now!

4. Alcohol consumption: Its a myth that one can consume alcohol in moderate amounts and still remain healthy. Even so called "moderate" alcohol consumption, generally defined as 30 - 60 ml per day, has a negative impact on fertility. Alcohol impact the sperm production process, thereby leading to reduced sperm count (called as azoospermia) and also affects the sperm maturation process, thus causing quality issues with sperms.

5. Stress: Its no secret that we live in an increasingly complicated world, which gives us not just physical but also serious mental stress. Mental stress and tension create a cycle of negative emotions and affect all the cognitive functions in the human body. Stress doesn't allow proper erection, which is essential for a successful effort at intercourse. One should try and remain as stress free as possible and can also try stress busters such as Yoga and meditation for a healthier lifestyle.

It doesn't require any magic or medications to help boost a man's fertility potential. These are all simple lifestyle measures everyone can manage on their own. All that is required is to allow the human body to work properly and then live a stress free life. Nature then takes its own course!

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I am 53 years old. I am suffering from uric acid. My uric acid level is 8.6. Now I am feeling very weakness What food I have to take or which medicine I will take?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Avoid papads pickles and eat fresh food only and drink plenty of water and for medication we need to examine you.
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