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Dr. R. Ram Kumar

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

Endocrinologist, Chennai

30 Years Experience  ·  at clinic
Dr. R. Ram Kumar MBBS, DRM, Fellowship in Diabetology, Post Graduate Diplo... Endocrinologist, Chennai
30 Years Experience  ·  at clinic  ·  ₹ online
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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 30 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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Is there any test for male & female about infertility?

CCST, Accredation in Colposcopy, MRCOG, MD, DGO
Gynaecologist
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Yes males need to get a semen analysis done. Females need to get a few blood tests - complete blood count, thyroid function tests, FSH, LH,Prolactin , HSG to check tubes and USG pelvis. Further tests for you both will depend on the initial test results
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I am 19 years old, can I have diabetes? There is no such case of diabetes in my family.

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I am 19 years old, can I have diabetes? There is no such case of diabetes in my family.
Hi, Juvenile diabetes occurs in patients with strong positive family history. Hence you need not worry about diabetes right now.
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Sir I have gone through some Pathology tests in which my uric acid was increased . What precautions should I have to take now?

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Sir I have gone through some Pathology tests in which my uric acid was increased . What precautions should I have to ...
Take homoeopathic medicine benzoic acid 1m 4pills 4 days 4 times. Give a gap of 1 week again repeat pills for 4 days n then 7th day of second course repeat sr uric acid.
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Sir I am diabetic and I need an ans fm sexologist. For my early ejaculation. I have ordered malebooster pro. An tablet. Is it safe to use.

DGO, MBBS
Sexologist
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Sir I am diabetic and I need an ans fm sexologist. For my early ejaculation. I have ordered malebooster pro. An table...
Strict control of diabetes is a must. Premature ejaculation is very common and is usually not associated with any disease but may be due to anxiety, sometimes however there may be problem with prostate gland and thyroid hormone. You can learn to control pe by doing this exercise- pull your muscles that you pull at the end of urination for few seconds then release repeat this several times daily. Another is stop-start technique: when you feel that you are going to ejaculate stop the sexual stimulation and divert your mind, the penis will relax, after sometime start the stimulation again and repeat the procedure. Over few months you will gradually increase your ejaculation time. Most often it is a chronic problem, you have to take medicines in between and period off medicine. I cannot comment on malebooster because it is not listed in pharmacology.
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I am a female. My age is 25 years. I am suffering from thyroid problems from last four years. Along with that m suffering from severe hair fall problem. I am from Ludhiana. Please tell me what should I do. Give me medications and health related suggestions.

CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
Endocrinologist
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I am a female. My age is 25 years. I am suffering from thyroid problems from last four years. Along with that m suffe...
Hello, madam hair fall is one of the major and difficult symptoms of hypothyroidism. Along with this weight gain, swelling of face & lower limbs, irregular menstruation, excess flow, early fatigue, tiredness, intolerance to cold, anxiety, inability to concentrate, muscle and joint pains, dry skin and slow heart rate are the symptoms of hypothyroidism. To control hypothyroidism thyroxine tablets have to be taken daily, dose will depend upon body weight, tsh level and t4 level. Plus regular exercise is needed to avoid weight gain. Certain foods like soy beans, soy containing products, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, radish, peanuts, mustard and coffee to be avoided. Also avoid refined flour like maida and bakery items. Consume more of green leafy vegetables and fruits. Thanks.
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I am 59 years, having problem with diabetes, taking medicine from Dr. Vijay panikkar lilavati hosptal.Please suggest .

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda
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If medicine suits you then no need to panic. In any case if you are feeling side effects, debility even while taking med as advised, only then you should add on ayurveda and slowly making it main treatment.

How to control diabetes in natural way ?

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath
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Regular exercise, live tension free, do not take stress much, have something like 2-3 biscuits every 2 hourly, do not just have heavy meals all of a sudden at a time. These are basic things to follow for preventing diabetes and any such slow developing diseases.
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What are the precautions to be taken in case of uric acid and relief for it? Please advise.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist
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In high uric acid avoid few diets i.e. high purine-rich foods, milk products, protein foods, meat, dried beans, dried peas, mushrooms, whey proteins which are used in zym, diuretic medicines. Eat balanced diet , eat banana, take amino acid rich diets, L- glutamine like supplements, whole grain, oats, green veg., low cholesterol foods, plenty of water in day time, Do test Kidney Function Test every 6 months to monitor levels of uric acid. Consult doctor always for medicines. Do not take medicines by self. take tab. zyloric 100 mg once a day.

MD - Internal Medicine, CCMD(Diabetology), PG Course in Diabetology
General Physician
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Diabetic patients who check his/her sugar regularly by glucometer (smbg) have less chances of complications due to diabetes.
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She has conceived last time and had miscarriage after 2 months. Later when tested she had thyroid stimulating hormone. After treatment now she is okay, and taking tablets continuously. After receiving advice, we tried once, and after the normal cycle after 2 days she got her periods. Kindly advise.

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics & Gynecology, Fellowship in Infertility (IVF Specialist)
Gynaecologist
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She has conceived last time and had miscarriage after 2 months. Later when tested she had thyroid stimulating hormone...
Hi Mr. Lybrate-user, first evaluation of cause for abortion is necessary. Please get tsh done, 3 hour glucose tolerance test, lupus anticoagulant, apla please start with folic acid. After reports we will discuss about how to plan further.
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My wife aged 61 years is suffering from Anemia and my doctor after referring to blood report confirms she is thalassemia minor patient. Is there any medicine available for this diagnose. She is also suffering from type II diabetes and hypertension.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
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My wife aged 61 years is suffering from Anemia and my doctor after referring to blood report confirms she is  thalass...
Patients are encouraged to avoid high iron and iron supplementation. Encouraged to drink any kind of tea with meals which decreases iron absorption foods to avoid prunes, watermelon, leafy veggies, cornflakes, 100% bran follow small meal pattern including good fiber rich foods and cut down on intake of salt.
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Mei 27 year ki hu meri shadi 2012 me hui thi. Ab hum baby chahte h magar mujhe hydrosalpinx, chocolate syst, thyroid and AMH leval bhi 0.43 kam hai. Mujhe Dr. Ne recommand kiya hai ki aap ivf ke liye jaye. To pls aap mujhe btaye kya mei naturaly pragnant ho sakti hu. Agar nhi to fir mei kya karun. Pls help me pls.

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
IVF Specialist
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Mei 27 year ki hu meri shadi 2012 me hui thi. Ab hum baby chahte h magar mujhe hydrosalpinx, chocolate syst, thyroid ...
Hi, the chances of conception naturally are very less in such a problem. You should immediately consult an ivf specialist because your amh value is also less which means that the ovarian reserve is low.

I'm a 45 year-old women have I entered the pre menopausal stage. Which is why I'm gaining excess weight. Or is it due to hypothyroidism? Please help.

MBBS, MRCGP ( UK), D Diab (UK)
Endocrinologist
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I'm a 45 year-old women have I entered the pre menopausal stage. Which is why I'm gaining excess weight. Or is it due...
Hi, Weight gain could be due to various reasons 1) when woman is attaining menopause she tends to put on some weight. 2) As person grows older his/her basal metabolic rate decreases, and if the person is consuming same quantities of food as he was doing when he was younger he will put on weight. 3) if hypothyroidism is not well controlled he / she will put on weight. So please get your TSH, T4 and T3 levels checked. 4) by reducing physical activity person puts on weight. 5) Increase in dietary consumption especially of high calorie stuff (high sugar and high fat stuff) will make a person put on weight. Thank you.
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I have fasting sugar of 84. Is is normal? what is the normal blood sugar level in our body before and after eating?

CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
Endocrinologist
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I have fasting sugar of 84. Is is normal? what is the normal blood sugar  level in our body before and after eating?
Normal blood sugar levels are - fasting 70 to 110 mg per 100 ml of blood, after food (2 h after) <140mg per100 ml. In normal persons inspite of heavy meal or with extra sweets too blood sugardoes not go above the limit because of presence of insulin in adequate quantity.
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I have uncontrolled diabetes for last 12 years. Taking insulin for last 5 years after amojor surgery of pus in bakc right shoulder. Have normal weight 64 kgs but loose all my body strength and energy. Can you suggest me some medicine to revive my strength. I am of 64 years age.\ Thanks

MD-Ayurveda, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda
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I have uncontrolled diabetes for last 12 years. Taking insulin for last 5 years after amojor surgery of pus in bakc r...
as you mentioned uncontrolled DM send reports like HbA1c test and fasting pp. current insulin ( type of insulin and it's dose) our diet charts and herbal medicine will b very helpful to you; just you need to follow it by consulting with me. Thank you.

I am a hypothyroid patient. I am using thyrox 125 for last one year. Now my tsh is normal i. E. 1.0. But from last one month I am feeling tingling at one side of face and head and my weight also decreased by 5kg in one month. My face and eyes are facing allergy. Lot of tiredness and when I sleep facing tremors. What is this? My physician has prescribed to reduce the dose of thyrox to100mg. Is it due to drug overdose. All my blood tests like blood sugar, kft, lft, lipid profiles r normal.

BHMS
Homeopath
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I am a hypothyroid patient. I am using thyrox 125 for last one year. Now my tsh is normal i. E. 1.0. But from last on...
Hello your new symptoms can't be directly linked to overdose. It would be wise to check thyroid profile always as t3, t4 and tsh. Your current tsh levels are nml and not reduced beyond normal limits to suggest overdose. Many patients continue to develop new symptoms of hypothyroidism despite being on medicine and being in control. The doubt of overdose can be easily cleared by reducing the dose for a couple of weeks and rechecking levels. If your symptoms reduce, voila! if not, it only suggests that though blood reports indicate control, the disorder within the body still continues, causing new symptoms to appear. Hypothyroidism is a disorder where the thyroid cells are secreting lower than nml levels of thyroid hormones ie. T3 and t4. This lowered levels send a signal to the brain causing tsh, the controller of thyroid gland, to increase and stimulate production to meet the demand. Once the demand is met and t3 and t4 levels normalise, tsh will return back to nml. This is how the body repairs automatically when it is healthy. However, when the body's ability fails, this compensatory mechanism too fails and disorder persists. Thyroid replacement therapy, like the one you are on, keeps managing the effects of the internal disorder but doesn't do anything to correct it. And hence the lifelong need of these medicines. Only a medicine that can correct the deeper pathology, as with homeopathy, where the bodys ability to repair is restored, the disorder can be resolved. Give it a thought! meet a qualified homeopathic physician in person if interested. And yes, do not change your current dosage without consulting your doctor.
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Plz suggest for a chronic disease like diabetes can b successfully treated with homeopathic or ayurvedic. please suggest which is a better n safe option for a complete n successful treatment.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda
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Plz suggest for a chronic disease like diabetes can b successfully treated with homeopathic or ayurvedic. please sugg...
Dear Lybrate User, *Do regular aerobic exercise for 1 hour daily (brisk walking, jogging, running, swimming, cycling etc) *Reduce weight if overweight *Control diet *avoid sweets, sugar/honey, milk, milk product excess calorie and carbohydrate rich diet like white bread, cereal, rice, pasta *avoid all refined food like maida, pasta, starchy food like rice, potato, bakery item, processed food, *include more fiber like pulse, green leafy vegetable, cucumber, carrot, tomato, j legume. *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 *avoid white/polished rice, take unpolished rice like brown rice/wheat/jowar/ragi, moong and chana dal. *avoid ghee/ butter./coconut oil/excess salt intake like papad/pickle. *avoid red meat. Take fish/chicken. H) avoid alcohol and carbonated drinks like soft drink *Adhere to a strict diabetic diet by consulting dietitian *Monitor your fasting, pp blood sugar 3 monthly and hba1c six monthly *Consult diabetologist for advice and treatment.
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Hello doctor, I am suffering from thyroid problem from 3 years, and I can't control my weight though I am taking proper diet plan and medicines but I can't reduce my weight .please help in my weight reduction and thyroid problem. I am taking thyronorm 100 mg now. My thyroid levels: T3 88 T4 7.5 Tsh 14.45.

P.G.Dietetics, B.Sc.(Hons)
Dietitian/Nutritionist
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Hello doctor, I am suffering from thyroid problem from 3 years, and I can't control my weight though I am taking prop...
Few general tips to follow: 1. Avoid sweets and fatty foods. 2. Eat whole foods like whole grains, pulses, eggs, milk, fresh fruits & vegetables. 3. Have fruits & vegetables. 4. Take 5 -6 small meals at intervals of 2 -3 hours instead of 3 heavy meals. 5. Drink 10- 12 glasses of water daily. 6. Walk / exercise for atleast 30 -45 minutes. You can take telephonic diet plans from diet clinic. We will plan your daily diet chart according to your lifestyle, food habits, blood group and medical history so that you get at least 3-4 kg weight loss in a month.
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Today I known my sugar in blood RBS: 102 mg/dl. This is normal or not? How to reduce the sugar in body. Please give any solution.

CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
Endocrinologist
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Today I known my sugar in blood RBS: 102 mg/dl. This is normal or not? How to reduce the sugar in body. Please give a...
Mr. lybrate-user, RBS 102 mg is normal blood glucose level. If a persoe does not suffer with diabetes, then in his body Insulin takes care of glucose metabolism effectively. Only thing is one should take a properly balanced diet avoiding too much of sweets, deep fried foods, junk foods, pastries, other bakey items and sweetened aerated drinks. Also refrain from alcohol and smoking. Exercise regularly so as to maintain normal weight. Thanks.
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Hello these is shamshad shah I just want to ask wht is the better way to control diabetes some one told to walk is it possible or any best option.

MPhil ( Foods and Nutrition), M.Sc.(Food Service Management and Dietetics)
Dietitian/Nutritionist
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Hello these is shamshad shah I just want to ask wht is the better way to control diabetes some one told to walk is it...
Dear lybrate-user Tips to manage diabetes: Eat small frequent meals Include fiber rich food Include a variety of vegetables (200g/day). Restrict roots and tubers to once a week only. Drink 3L of water a day Include only 50g of recommended fruits a day. Reduce the intake of oily food. Restrict oil usage to only 20 ml/day. Avoid fruit juices, sweets, sugar, jaggery, honey, cheese, butter, dalda. Walk for 45 min a day. Do not walk when your stomach is full.
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