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Dr. R. Ram Kumar

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

Endocrinologist, Chennai

32 Years Experience
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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
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Dr. R. Ram Kumar is a popular Endocrinologist in Chintadripet, Chennai. He has been a successful Endocrinologist for the last 32 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
Languages spoken
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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Does we need some minimum amount of sugar in daily food intake or can it be completely deleted from our food once forever just for the sake of health benefits?

Diploma in Diabetology, Pregnancy & Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Prevention in Diabetes ,Thyroid
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
Does we need some minimum amount of sugar in daily food intake or can it be completely deleted from our food once for...
We should take slight amount of sugar. You know only in presence of sugar salt is absorbed. Even to diabetic patient in case of dehydration we give saline and glucose combination. So never delete sugar completely.
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Hello. My mother is suffering from diabetes. She belongs to the age group of 45-50. Plzz give me the advise how to control it. She eats some medicine. If you want I can send the name of the medicine.

MBBS, DNB TRAINEE(General Medicine), Post Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Management (P.G.D.H.M)
Internal Medicine Specialist, Durgapur
Hello. My mother is suffering from diabetes. She belongs to the age group of 45-50. Plzz give me the advise how to co...
Weight and diet control, life style modifications and medications usually helps to keep diabetis under control. A regular followup with a physician is a must.
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When is it a Right Time to Visit a Fertility Specialist?

MBBS, DGO, MD, Fellowship in Gynae Oncology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
When is it a Right Time to Visit a Fertility Specialist?
Know the Right Time to Visit a Fertility Specialist.

If you’ve been facing problems in conceiving, it may be time to get yourself checked as it’s possible that you may be suffering from certain fertility issues or need professional guidance. A series of tests usually determine the root cause of the problem. These tests can include a physical examination, analysis of semen and blood tests, amongst others. There are certain factors that you and your partner must keep in mind when deciding upon the best time to opt for these tests and get started on an infertility treatment programme.

If you’re a female, it’s time to get yourself examined when:
1. You haven’t been able to conceive for over a year despite trying (when you are under 35)
2. You haven’t been able to conceive after trying for 6 months (above the age of 35)
3. You’ve had 1 or more miscarriages
4. You’ve been ovulating irregularly and your previous drug treatment has failed to correct the problem
5. You suffer from damaged or blocked fallopian tubes and endometriosis (a condition where tissues that cover your uterus also develop outside of the womb, causing pain and bleeding)
6. You have a history of genital infections

If you’re a male, you should consider an infertility treatment if you experience the following:
1. Facing difficulty in sperm ejaculation
2. Suffering from a low sperm count including poor sperm movement or structure (sperm’s shape and size)
3. Having an undescended testicle (a genital abnormality that occurs when the testicle fails to move into its normal position in the scrotum during the first 3 months of your life)

Apart from the above mentioned points, another important factor that you and your partner must decide upon is whether or not you intend to use assisted reproductive procedures, such as ICSI (IntraCytoplasmic Semen Insertion) or in vitro fertilization (IVF) to help in conceiving. While the former sees fertilisation occurring naturally after the eggs and sperm get placed inside one of the two fallopian tubes, the latter deals with the transference of the embryo created in the laboratory into the uterus.

Even though the thought of infertility can be disappointing for you and your partner, early and timely intervention can help in easing up the process of conception and remove obstacles that might hinder your chances of having a baby.

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Uric acid in my blood is 7.2. Everyday I suffer from light back pain. Sir what type of medicine suitable for me?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Uric acid in my blood is 7.2. Everyday I suffer from light back pain. Sir what type of medicine suitable for me?
Homoeopathic medicine URTICA URENS Q ( Dr Reckeweg) Drink 10 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times daily for 3 months and report me thereafter with latest uric acid reports.
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I have diabetes and currently it is 107 in fasting and 170 after breakfast. Please suggest how to control my sugar level after food as I am not taking any medicine as of now.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I have diabetes and currently it is 107 in fasting and 170 after breakfast. Please suggest how to control my sugar le...
Diabetes, often referred to by doctors as diabetes mellitus, describes a group of metabolic diseases in which the person has high blood glucose (blood sugar), either because insulin production is inadequate, or because the body's cells do not respond properly to insulin, or both. It is a difficult task to control blood sugar in the desired normal range. Whatever we eat is metabolised to sugar in the body to provide energy for our daily activities. For the absolute control, one has to monitor his / her blood sugar at regular intervals (Self-Monitoring of Blood glucose – SMBG). Though difficult, this can be done by a glucometer and keep a record. Get an idea of Fasting sugar (FBS) and 2 hours after food (PPBS), & HbA1C (inform me) and check before dinner and after every major food. The basic idea is to reduce the food intake to 1/3 of what you take now. The dictum of sugar control is diet, exercise, diet + medicine and at later stage medicine+ Insulin will be needed. There are different diet plans of varying calories for each person depending on his activity & life style. For diabetes, hypertension (high BP) and many long-term illness control there is the need for regular advice and follow up. Just one time consultation or advice is not enough to guide a diabetic in scientifically & medically correct manner. For giving you regular follow up you ask me with all details like your daily eating pattern and medicines you take. I assure you a proper guidance... if you keep in touch personally.
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D/all concern. As I have already discussed the problem of my brother that he is working men n his shift timings are frm 11 am-10 pm. N he is not having time fr any workout n he is also taking medicines fr the past 10 years fr depression n his chemical imbalance is not gud. He is totally vegetarian n fr the last few months he is not at all taking gud diet. He is non alcoholic ,non smoker. Totally vegetarian. He do not even sleep properly .n the medicines he is taking I do not have their names. Pls help n tell something fruitful as he is having vitamin d deficiency ,uric acid is high, cholesterol level is high n his doctor advice him that he is near to heart problem like heart attack. Pls help sir as he is the only earning member .pls do the needful help . Pls advice the diet chart n the precautions fr quick n better recovery pls help. Thanx in anticipation.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
D/all concern.
As I have already discussed the problem of my brother that he is working men n his shift timings are  ...
Dear lybrate user, it appears that your brother is under lot of stress. But in spite of this he is not taking care of his health and there has to be some reason for this. He may be having certain issues that he is not able to share with anyone. Please take him to a counsellor, who will help him to have a healthy outlet for his unexpressed emotions and the counsellor will help him to think rationally. You, along with your other family members may help him by contributing financially. May be, if you and other family members start earning some money, your brother will be relieved of some stress, because you said, right now, he is the only earning member. See how you all can change your lifestyles to support him. All the best.
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Is it true that there is a understanding between the Pharma Cos and Doctors to creat a fear and in minds Diabetic patients by gradually lowering the Sugar levels and creating more sales.Can you pl. Let me know what were limits for Fasting and Post lunch sugar levels 25 years abck to define diabetics and how they have been lowered in last few years ?

MD - Pathology, MBBS
Pathologist, Ahmedabad
During last couple of years importance to modify lifestyle is given to a great extent. There is nothing like understanding between pharma company and doctors fasting blood sugar less than 126 and pp blood sugar should be less than 140 restriction of diet. And exercises have their own roll
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I have habit of Tea n I drink more than 4 times in day but some one told me it is one of the reason for diabetes so is it true or its fine for my health.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I have habit of Tea n I drink more than 4 times in day but some one told me it is one of the  reason for diabetes so ...
Mr Jackey There is no evidence showing tea drinking leads to diabetes or aggravates it. In fact there are reports showing drinking bck tea 3 cups a day does help in reducing blood glucose. Particularly drinking decaffinated tea reduces diabetes risk by as much as 25%.
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I am a diabetic and under medication. My sugar levels fasting 95 after breakfast 170 after lunch 220 after dinner 140. Am I under control.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am a diabetic and under medication. My sugar levels fasting 95 after breakfast 170 after lunch 220 after dinner 140...
Mr. Lybrate-user, various sugar levels mentioned are looking good enough, except the post lunch one. It is better if you look at hba1c% it should be <6.8 for ideal control or <7 foe good control. Thanks for the question.
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If thyroid is on boundary like 5.67 then it will completely treated by medicine within 6 months right. Looking forward for positive answer.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
If thyroid is on boundary like 5.67 then it will completely treated by medicine within 6 months right. Looking forwar...
A common treatment is to replace thyroxine with a specific synthetic thyroid hormone (levothyroxine). This hormone is safe and affordable, but determining the right dosage often takes time. Your metabolic rate has to be returned to normal. Raising it too quickly can cause palpitations and make some medical problems like coronary artery disease and atrial fibrillation worse. Symptoms of thyroid hormone excess are: shakiness or tremors palpitations insomnia increased appetite diets rich in soy and high fiber can interfere with levothyroxine absorption. Medications and supplements also can reduce absorption. These include: calcium supplements iron supplements cholestyramine aluminum hydroxide (present in some antacids)
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