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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.
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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 am 76 yrs old and I am not able to walk steadily. I have been on medication for diabetes.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am 76 yrs old and I am not able to walk steadily. I have been on medication for diabetes.
Homoeopathic medicine CAUSTICUM 30 ( Dr Reckeweg) Drink 2 drops direct on tongue twice daily Report after 30 days
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Hello I am 29 years old, I have got detected with hypothyroidism with tsh more than 10 last year and right thyroid gland diffused to 2 cm in size. I started taking 50 micg daily morning but after 6-7 months after taking medicines also I was not feeling good. Then I went for tsh it came 0.62 then I left the medicine and after that my tsh came in normal range. 2.24. Now please advise me is it fine to stop the medicine.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Hello I am 29 years old, I have got detected with hypothyroidism with tsh more than 10 last year and right thyroid gl...
Usually hypothyroidism if detected and confirmed with tsh more than 10 mu/l, then treatment with thyroxine has to be for lifetime. If one stops the treatment then invariably tsh level increases and all symptoms return. Thanks.
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I am suffering from hypo thyroid and my B12 level is also low. I feel sleepy all the day. What to do doctor? I am consuming thyroxine tablet 50 mg one no daily.

Certification in ADHD in children and adolescents, Clinical Assessment and treatment of depression in primary care, BHMS
Homeopath, Amravati
I am suffering from hypo thyroid and my B12 level is also low. I feel sleepy all the day. What to do doctor? I am con...
Hello, it's said that you are suffering from hypothyroidism along with low b12. Please follow few easy tips for the same to help you better. 1. Try to take fresh vegetables and fruits to overcome the vitamins. 2. Take small walk session twice daily for atleast 20 mins. 3. Take proper sleep not more than 8hrs. 4. Keep busy with the work you love. 5. Try homoeopathy. This will not only help you to regain the balance of health but also channelize the flow of energy.
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Sir, I have a complaint of bleeding from my Gum. Also I am having bad breath. I am 46 and diabetic. Please suggest medicine.

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Dentist, Jaunpur
Sir, I have a complaint of bleeding from my Gum. Also I am having bad breath. I am 46 and diabetic. Please suggest me...
Bleeding gum can be periodontists periodontitis can reduce glucose tolerance which make diabeties more uncontrolled and diabeties can worsen the periodontitis so you have to control both of them simultaneously please do not ignore.
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My mom 60 years old also diabetic patients since 8 yrs. Last jelly in 2015 she got brain stock. After that her left side will paralished now she had got to much since and power to her left leg and hand but every time he got cramp while walking and also with in sleep. So please suggest me.

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Pediatrician, Zirakpur
My mom 60 years old also diabetic patients since 8 yrs. Last jelly in 2015 she got brain stock. After that her left s...
diabetes is a common cause of brain only physiotharapy helps much.and for cramps give her calcium and tablet evion-lc 2times aday for two wks consulr neurologist.
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Can we take ayurvedic and English medicine together for keeping my blood sugar under control? will it harm my health anyway?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Can we take ayurvedic and English medicine together for keeping my blood sugar under control? will it harm my health ...
We need to control sugar levels with medication exercise and following a diabetic diet and take any one - either allopathy or ayurvedic medication
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Hello, I am 24 years old female, my sugar level is 99 when I checked in lab because I was feeling low. Is there any problem with this glucose level it is post meal. I have diabetes patients in my family so I am really worried about this. Why am I feeling so low?

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
Hello, I am 24 years old female, my sugar level is 99 when I checked in lab because I was feeling low. Is there any p...
Please No need to worry Please You can avoid diabetes, which is familial in your family by. Go for morning and evening walk daily Do yogasanas and pranayam daily Take salads vegetables juices and soups regularly Avoid ready made sweets,
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I am diabitic and cretanin is 1.7 protin discharge is high cardiac surgery is done in 2009 please advice me treatment ?

MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Control on sugar & weight . Keep sugar at less than 120 fasting & less than 200 after food. HbA1C less than 7 %. Check your life style-diet & exercise. You find any problem ask again. Thanks Dr B M GUPTA BP, SUGAR & THYROID CLINIC DELHI .
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I have diabetes from last 13 years. At present suffering from heavy right knee pain what should I do.

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I have diabetes from last 13 years. At present suffering from heavy right knee pain what should I do.
You may be suffering from osteoarthritis, need to see your reports of fbs, 2 hr ppbs and hba1c. Send these to me. X-ray or mri of the knee may be finally needed. Right now you take voveran sr 1-01 tab and reply to me, privately.
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Dear sir / madam. Recently I have taken thyroid test. In that report I got TSH is around 18.57 value. Kindly let me know is there issues on that very recently I have been operated for kidney stone removal.

PGP In Diabetologist, Fellowship in non-invasive Cardiology, MD - Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Delhi
Dear sir / madam. Recently I have taken thyroid test. In that report I got TSH is around 18.57 value. Kindly let me k...
You are having hypothyroidism and it is recommended that you consider taking thyroid medicine to correct that. Thyroid hormones are essential for the body metabolism and brain function. If deficiency is prolonged it can have wide range of problems from dry scaly skin to memory loss of brain. Consult with your doctor for treatment or contact me on lybrate. The kidney stones are not related to it. Try to drink plenty of water.
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I am 49 years Old male. Having weight around 95 kgs Height 5ft 11 inches. Am having Uric acid issues with pain in the toe specially in the mornings. Kindly advise. I am already on allophatic medication.

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I am 49 years Old male. Having weight around 95 kgs Height 5ft 11 inches. Am having Uric acid issues with pain in the...
You can start doing any physical activity on very slow pace to boost up your metabolism rate. Include low protein diet to reduce iric acid. Reduce weight asap with the help of high fiberous and low fat diet.
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Diabetes - Types and Tips to Control Your Blood Sugar Level

MBBS, MD - General Medicine
General Physician, Hyderabad
Diabetes - Types and Tips to Control Your Blood Sugar Level

Diabetes might not be the end of the road for you. While it is a chronic disorder, there are a number of steps you can take to minimize its effects. Before that you should know what diabetes is and its various types.

What is diabetes?

Diabetes is a metabolic disorder where the sugar in your blood is not metabolized by the body. This leads to a situation wherein sugar accumulates in your blood; this condition is known as high blood sugar. Now this can happen in two ways:

  1. Type 1 Diabetes: In this type, the beta cells of the pancreas that produce insulin (hormone that metabolizes sugar) are destroyed by the immune system of the body. This leads to reduction in insulin levels, causing blood sugar to shoot up.

  2. Type 2 Diabetes: Type 2 diabetes is a condition wherein the body cannot effectively utilize the insulin to metabolize sugar. This again leads to accumulation of sugar in the blood.

Apart from these two types, there is a third type that is known as ‘gestational diabetes’. Gestational diabetes occurs during pregnancy wherein the body produces hormones that inhibit insulin.

Now that you know the various types of diabetes, it is time to focus on the preventive measures. The various tips for high blood sugar level are:

  1. Steer Clear of Sugar: Think of sugar as your enemy, as it is something that you have to stay away from. Sugar will only add to the high blood sugar content that you are already diagnosed with.

  2. Welcome whole grains with open arms: Refined grains are a big no; that means no more of those delicious white bread sandwiches. Instead, opt for whole grains such as brown bread, brown rice and oats. Refined grains come under simple carbohydrates that cause your blood sugar levels to shoot up.

  3. Avoid over consumption of fruits: While fruits are healthy, they do contain fructose which is again, a form of sugar. So, yes eat them but limit their consumption to one serving a day.

  4. High time you realize nothing substitutes exercise: Regular exercise can help you burn calories and also keep your blood sugar levels low. It allows you to maintain healthy weight levels and improves your overall wellbeing.

  5. Take no stress: Stress has been shown to increase blood sugar, so if you are feeling stressed and can’t seem to get out of with, take steps to deal with it. Practice relaxation techniques such as meditation that can help you reduce stress and improve focus. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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Hi I am 29 years old and I have hyper thyroid. My Tsh range is 5.52 . My weight is increasing day by day. What food habit I should follow to reduce weight.

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Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Hi I am 29 years old and I have hyper thyroid. My Tsh range is 5.52 . My weight is increasing day by day. What food h...
Thyroid is the metabolic hormone of the body. If you are hypothyroid then your metabolism will slow down. But it all depends from person to person. It is also true that your body fat will reduce slower than a a person with normal levels of thyroid. But you can always keep your levels in check by following a discipline lifestyle and eating clean and exercising well To maintain a low body fat and/or lower body fat: 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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Is cheese good for diabetic patient. What is the benifit in consuming cheese. Which kind of cheese is really good?

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore
Cheese has a very low glycemic index and has minimal impact on blood sugar values in a person with diabetes. It is a great option for a snack and pairs well with carbohydrate containing foods to blunt their ability to raise blood sugar. But choose low-fat varieties.
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Hello, My wife is 25ys old and she is pregnant for 5 weeks. During tests done 15 days ago, She is found to have low iron and binding saturation. Everything else is normal without any thyroid and diabetes. When Should she undergo tests again? What diet should be followed on a daily basis?

MBBS, M.MED, DFM, FID, CCEBDM, ACMDC, CCMTD
Diabetologist, Hyderabad
Iron is a mineral that makes up an important part of hemoglobin, the substance in blood that carries oxygen throughout the body. Iron also carries oxygen in muscles, helping them function properly. In addition, iron helps increase your resistance to stress and disease. The body absorbs iron more efficiently during pregnancy. Therefore it is important to consume more iron while you are pregnant to ensure that you and your baby are getting enough oxygen. Iron will also help you avoid symptoms of tiredness, weakness, irritability, and depression. How much iron should I consume during pregnancy? following a balanced diet and including foods high in iron can help ensure that you are consuming enough iron throughout your pregnancy. In addition, the following guidelines will help: 1. The u. S. Recommended daily allowance (usrda) for iron is 30 milligrams (mg) per day for pregnant and lactating (breastfeeding) women. 2. Eating at least three servings of iron-rich foods a day will help ensure that you are getting 30 mg. Of iron in your daily diet. Please refer to the chart below for a list of iron-rich foods. One of the best ways to get iron into your diet is to eat a highly fortified breakfast cereal, such as total, which has 18 mg of iron. Note that iron intake is not equal to iron absorption. Absorption of iron into the body is greatest with meat sources of iron. 3. The best sources of iron include enriched grain products; lean meat, poultry, and fish; and leafy green vegetables. Please refer to the chart below for a list of iron sources. Should I take an iron supplement? talk to your health care provider about an iron supplement. The national academy of sciences recommends that all pregnant women following a balanced diet take an iron supplement providing 30 mg. Of iron during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy. Your doctor might increase this dose if you become anemic. Iron deficiency anemia is a condition in which the size and number of red blood cells are reduced. This condition might result from inadequate intake of iron or from blood loss. Sources of iron meat & seafood lean beef chicken clams crab egg yolk fish lamb liver oysters pork sardines shrimp turkey veal fruits all berries apricots dried fruits including prunes, raisins and apricots grapes grapefruit oranges plums prune juice watermelon legumes dry and peas lentils soybeans breads & cereals enriched rice and pasta soft pretzel whole grain and enriched or fortified breads and cereals vegetables black-eyed peas broccoli brussels sprouts collard and turnip greens lima beans sweet potatoes spinach other foods molasses peanuts peanut butter pine nuts pumpkin or squash seeds other facts about iron vitamin c helps your body use iron. It is important to include sources of vitamin c along with foods containing iron and iron supplements. Foods high in vitamin c include orange juice, grapefruit juice, green peppers, broccoli, melon, strawberries, and cabbage. Caffeine can inhibit the absorption of iron. Try to consume iron supplements and foods high in iron at least one to three hours before or after drinking or eating foods containing caffeine. In general, caffeine is found in coffee, tea, colas, and chocolate products. Caffeine-free colas and many medicines also contain caffeine. Iron is lost in cooking some foods. To retain iron, cook foods in a minimal amount of water and for the shortest possible time. Also, cooking in cast iron pots can add up to 80 percent more iron to foods. Constipation is a common side effect of taking iron supplements. To help relieve constipation, slowly increase the fiber in your diet by including whole grain breads, cereals, fruits, and vegetables. Drinking at least eight cups of fluids daily and increasing moderate exercise (as recommended by your physician) can also help you avoid constipation.
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My sugar levels are as follows: 1) glucose (sugar) fasting: 274. 1 2) glucose (sugar) pp: 339. 3 kindly suggest some trusted homeopathic medication and advice.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Homoeopathic treatment syzizium jambolanum q, cephlandra indica q, gymnema sylvestra q (all 3 sbl lab) 30 ml each. Now mix all the 3 medicines in a 100 ml bottle. We get 90 ml of the medicine. Start taking 20 drops of this combination in 20 ml fresh water 3 times a day 15 minutes before meals. Vincetoxicum (adel) 20 drops in 1 glass fresh water early morning empty stomach eat little at a time every 2-3 hourly. Don? t eat too much at a time brisk morning walk for 30 minutes regularly.
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My mother aged about 45 is diabetic patient and we are not sure about what should be the diet plan for her. Can you please give me a complete diet plan that she have to follow.

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Endocrinologist, Srinagar
My mother aged about 45 is diabetic patient and we are not sure about what should be the diet plan for her. Can you p...
One chapatti with vegetable and tea in breakfast one fruit midmorning, one chapatti, one katori rice one katori dal and one katori vegetable in lunch. one cup tea along with two marrie biscuit in evening tea and two chapatti one katori dal and one katori vegetable on dinner. Avoid sugar,junk food fried food and fruit juices.
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Pumpkin Extract Beneficial for Diabetic Patients

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Pumpkin extract has insulin–like effects. It can help people with diabetes keep their blood sugar under control.

Quoting Chinese researchers that animals with drug–induced diabetes treated with pumpkin extract had lower blood glucose levels, greater insulin secretion, and more insulin–producing beta cells than diabetic rats that weren’t given the extract. This action may be due to the presence of both antioxidants and D–chiro–inositol, a molecule that mediates insulin activity.

Pumpkin extract is potentially a very good product for pre–diabetic persons, as well as those who have already developed diabetes.

Pumpkin is frequently used to treat diabetes and high blood glucose in Asia.
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Hello is this Thyroid test normal? My endocrinologist said it is normal Free T3 2.9 pg/ml Free T4 1.4 ng/dl TSH 0.94.

Advance BHRT Certification, Fellowship in BHRT & Longevity Medicine, Fellowship in Endocrinology, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Bangalore
Although the lab parameters are normal, I would note that the FT3 could be considered suboptimal. If you have symptoms such as abnormal weight gain, low energy levels, dry skin, hairfall, low moods, etc, I would investigate further for metabolic imbalances and treat the same. This may or may not include Thyroid supplementation. Secondly, in cases of infertility, prediabetes or depression, I would treat with T3 supplementation rather than T4 for a period of time under close supervision.
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Have started taking R cinex 600, combutol 1000, pyzina 750 (2wice daily) and benadon. I am also taking the previous medicine also. I.e. Eltroxin 100 for thyroid, glisen 2 & cetaphil xr 500 (2wice daily) for diabetes, olmy 40 for BP, rozavel 5 for cholesterol, febuget 40 for uric acid. Kindly suggest the diet/nutrition chart for me.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Have started taking R cinex 600, combutol 1000, pyzina 750 (2wice daily) and benadon. I am also taking the previous m...
Here is a sample diet to help you understand the diet. Early Morning: Green tea (sugar less) Breakfast: non fried preparations/ whole wheat bread/ vegetable poha, upma, etc. / idli sambhar etc. Mid-Morning: Fruits (avoid the carbohydrate rich fruits like grapes, banana, custard apple and watermelon) Lunch: 2 dry chapatti + sabji 1 katori + dal or skimmed curd – 1 katori + salad 1 katori Evening Snacks: Tea / Coffee sugarless + high fiber bis. OR Sprouts 1 katori Dinner: 2 chapatti + vegetable 1 katori + skimmed buttermilk 1 glass + salad 1 katori.
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