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Dr. Ramanathan Ramkumar

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Endocrinologist, Chennai

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Dr. Ramanathan Ramkumar is a trusted Endocrinologist in Ambikapuram, Chennai. He studied and completed MBBS . You can consult Dr. Ramanathan Ramkumar at K M Speciality Hospital in Ambikapuram, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Ramanathan Ramkumar on Lybrate.com.

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What is the diet for uric acid and kidney problem, my left kidney had been removed due to PUJ OBSTRUCTION.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Avoid protein diets,bad habits , fast food/fat/oily,salty foods. Coffee, smoking, alcohol intake. Non-veg., take whole grain,oats,green veg.,plenty of water in day time, 1 glass of water at night before bed. you can take tab. bencid 500 mg once a day after meal.
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IS IT A MYTH OR REALITY THAT IN DIABETES THERE IS AN ERECTION problem. HOW TO OVER COME IT.

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
IS IT A MYTH OR REALITY THAT IN DIABETES THERE IS AN ERECTION problem.
HOW TO OVER COME IT.
Hello- Its a fact not a myth. Healthy body metabolism can produce a healthy sexual system. Diabetes is a metabolic disorder and is always associated with sex problems like early ejaculation, erectile dysfunction or loss of interest in sex. Normal sex medicines will not be beneficial in a diabetic person. You need to start specialized Vajikarana treatment of ayurveda which contains aphrodisiacs specially made of the diabetic patients.
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My grandfather had suffered from blood sugar and my father had also suffered from blood sugar too. Is this a heredity that me also will suffer from blood sugar too. If yes what should I do to prevent myself from such a problem?

MD - General Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Kottayam
My grandfather had suffered from blood sugar and my father had also suffered from blood sugar too. Is this a heredity...
Yes ther is a chance for you to develop diabetes. You can delay the onset by diet control exercise and frequent monitoring of blood sugar,
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I am 50 yers old I am a diabetic patient and bp patient. Am using sugar free tablet for sweetness. Is any side effect fr using dat tablets.in tea r milk. If any side effects wt can I use for sweetness. Kindly confirm. Thnk you.

MPhil ( Foods and Nutrition), M.Sc.(Food Service Management and Dietetics)
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore
I am 50 yers old I am a diabetic patient and bp patient. Am using sugar free tablet for sweetness. Is any side effect...
Hi, Sugar free can be used. If you are looking for herbal alternative you can try Stevia. It's herb that gives sweetness without calories. Its available online in different forms.
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Sir mere sir me tez dard rhta tha your phir maine uski dawa lena shuru ki to doctor ne btaya ke thyiorid h apko your meri dawa 2 year se chal rahi h your muje fayda be hua but agar dawa lene me der ho jaye to wahi paresani duwara ho jati h ap btaye ke kya karu me your bhut paresan hu kripya samsya ka samadaan kre.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Sir mere sir  me tez dard rhta tha your  phir  maine uski dawa lena shuru  ki  to  doctor ne  btaya  ke  thyiorid  h ...
dear sahil. your headache are coming again and no relief by medicines. go for MRI BRAIN. LIPID PROFILE,BLOOD SUGAR, URINE R/M, UREA. THEN CONSULT AGAIN WITH DOCTOR. TILL THEN AVOID OILY/JUNK/FAST/FATTY FOODS. YOU CAN TAKE TAB. ECOSPRIN 75 MG AT NIGHT OR ONCE A DAY.
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My wife 58 yrs is taking glyzid m and jalara 50 mg for few years. The sugar levels are almost with in limits. What type of diabetes is this and what are the implications? thanks.

MD - Diabetology, Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS), MBBS
Endocrinologist, Kochi
This is type 2 diabetes. Don't look at blood sugar control alone. That's only a small part of diabetes management. Look for complications & manage them early & properly. Thus, you can ensure her a good quality of life in spite of having diabetes.
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I am a 24 year old male and I am suffering from hyperthyroidism from past 2 years. I am already taking one tablet of neomercazole 10 mg regularly and my t3, t4 and tsh are also normal but weight is not increasing. Sometimes it increases and then again reduces. What should I do to keep my weight stable.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hi,1. Take phytolacca berry tablets (wsi), 2 tablets with warm water, three times a day, half an hour before meals. 2. fatoline drops from Haslab, 15 drops + 1/2 cup of warm water, twice a day. 3. Take 1 glass of luke warm water with lemon juice and honey in the morning for 15 days in a month. 4.Take 1 cup of green tea in the evening daily. 5. Do Surya Namaskar , yoga asans like Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose), Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand Pose),Vajrasana (Diamond Pose), Pavanamuktasana (Wind-Relieving Pose), Matsyasana (Fish Pose) 6. avoid sweets, oily, spicy, junk food, chocolates. 7. drink plenty of water daily. ***take this weight loss treatment along with your thyroid medication.***
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I am male 49 age, 81 kgs body weight average, body height 176 cms, I check diabetes every month and check H1bC1 every 6 month Results are in H1BC1 171 average Fasting 140 to 164 After lunch 161 to 197 I regularly check with local MD medicine doctor in our city vadodara Gujarat India Doctor write janumet 100 mg after dinner 1 Tab. Medical shop always given, a januvia 100 mg After one year my nearest friend referred my medical file and he ask, I take a wrong medicine. Doctor suggested janumet 100 mg And take januvia 100 mg. recently I meet other MD medicine doctor suggested I have to take before breakfast Homer1 one Tab and as routine januvia 100 mg after dinner 1 tab. Then I have to know why change or add one tablet medicine in routine. Please let me know above all matter which tab medicine is results oriented Janumet 50/500 Or Januvia 100 mg + gemer1 Regards

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am male 49 age, 81 kgs body weight average, body height 176 cms,
I check diabetes every month and check H1bC1 every...
Mr Dharmesh, Thanks for the query. Janumet is containing Sitagliptin + metformin and Januvia 100 has only 100 mg Sitagliptin. Doctor has asked you take the combination for better action. As regards the other medicine recommended by another doctor is it Homer 1 or Gemer1? What is the HbA1c% value? What is mentioned is unclear. If diabetes is under control then Fasting blood glucose should be <100 mg, PP 150 to 160 mg & HbA1c%<6.8. If you want any specific treatment advise please come in a private consultation with following details : Current Fasting, PP blood glucose levels, HbA1c%, dietary habits, actual daily diet & extent of daily exercise being done, then I will be able to guide. Your present information is unclear. Thanks.
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Hi home made sugar test for pregnancy is really accurate? Some websites is written home made sugar and bleach tests are accurate. Is it true?

Certificate in Basic Course on Diabetes Management, CCEBDM Certificate in Diabetes, MBBS
General Physician, Pune
Hi home made sugar test for pregnancy is really accurate? Some websites is written home made sugar and bleach tests a...
If using standard glucometer and one follows the proper procedure advised like storage, expiry, pricking technique, periodical test for control (standardisation) expiry norm self monitoring glucometer is accurate and reliable. By personal experience I found much better than old laboratory colorimetry method. Some books may differ.
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From last 17 years my mom is suffering from thyroid her fat is increased day by day she is suffering from pain all over body flurry feeling etc she is taking thyrox 75 mg right now.

BHMS, MD - Alternate Medicine
Homeopath, Thrissur
From last 17 years my mom is suffering from thyroid her fat is increased day by day she is suffering from pain all ov...
Thyroid disorders are of 2 types mainly, Hyper and Hypo. As you said the complaints, it corresponds to hypothyroidism condition. In this the blood TFT Tsh hormone will be increased. In Homoeopathic point of view the evolution and suffering symptoms of the individual is essential to prescribe an indicated medicine. So consult a good Homoeopathic physician your near by and get well the complaints of your mother.
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I have hypothyroid even after taking medicines i am feeling the same sickness. Is there any harmful effects. Please tell me what should i do?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I have hypothyroid even after taking medicines i am feeling the same sickness. Is there any harmful effects. Please t...
IN HYPOTHYROIDISM:--- Deficiency of thyroxine hormone leading to sluggishness, tired feeling, weight increase, slow heart beats, intolerance to cold, swelling of legs, feet and face, difficulty in concentrating and at times in speech. Treatment for hypothyroidism is giving ' THYROXINE ' tablets. And dose are according to level of thyroid for life time. Avoid iron medicines. Avoid bad habits . Avoid stress. Some Relax during work.go walk daily.avoid oily foods,junk foods. Do Tests T3,T4,TSH EVERY 3 TO 6 MONTHS. Take plenty of water, high-carbohydrate foods such as potatoes, rice, pasta and bread. Nutrient-rich foods that improve your health may also benefit your thyroid gland, antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables more plenty of water: Blueberries, tomatoes, bell peppers, and other foods rich in antioxidants can improve overall health and benefit the thyroid gland. Eating foods high in B vitamins, like whole grains, may also help. flax oil, Selenium: Tiny amounts of selenium are needed for enzymes that make thyroid hormones to work properly. Eating selenium-rich foods, such as sunflower seeds or Brazil nuts, can be beneficial. Tyrosine: This amino acid is used by the thyroid gland to produce T3 and T4. Taking a supplement can help,
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I had tested my fasting sugar on 20/08/16 it was 104, again I tested toady it was 112 am I diabetic or is it early sign for diabetes. What precautions should I take.

MD - Diabetology, Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS), MBBS
Endocrinologist, Kochi
I had tested my fasting sugar on 20/08/16 it was 104, again I tested toady it was 112 am I diabetic or is it early si...
From the report provided, you are not a diabetic (assuming that you don't take any meds for diabetes). Howver, if you want to make it double sure, get hba1c done.
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My father who is about 55 age suffering with diabetes. So please tell what to do to help him ?

MBBS, DGO (cal)
General Physician,
My father who is about 55 age suffering with diabetes. So please tell what to do to help him ?
Consult a senior and experienced doctor who treat such cases. A diabetologist / endocrinologist is the first preference. Follow his advices. Weight control, regular exercise, dietary (calorie) management, required medicine and regular monitoring for earliest sign of any complication and followup is essential part of management of diabetes. So please do not take it lightly. Do not run after hearsays and un authenticated advices.
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I have diabetes and I can not able to eat sweet things like chocolate. How can I reduce my diabetes.

PG Diploma in Nutrition & Diabeties, M.Sc. Food & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Ghaziabad
I have diabetes and I can not able to eat sweet things like chocolate. How can I reduce my diabetes.
Akhil in diabetes we suggest low fat high fibre diabetic diet with regular physical activity of atleast 50 mnts daily.keep hydrated and eat high GI foods devided into 3 main and 3 small meals inclusive 1 fruit daiy .take proper sleep and make yourself stressfree as all these factors also influencing your sugar level. For detailed personalised diet I need to know about your eating pattern, food habits,medication you are taking and your lifestyle.
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I am type-1 diabetic since 1997. Present age is 33 years. Daily taking insulin. Any remedy/permanent cure for without insulin?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am type-1 diabetic since 1997. Present age is 33 years. Daily taking insulin. Any remedy/permanent cure for without...
t1 dm is because of total absence of insulin production by the pancreatic beta cells. Therefore, only remedy is to take insulin injection for life time. There no remedy other this.
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Dear sir/madam, What is type-1 and type-2 diabetics. How can we identify that we are suffering from type-1 or type-2. Is there any symptoms to classify.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Dear sir/madam, What is type-1 and type-2 diabetics.
How can we identify that we are suffering from type-1 or type-2....
Mr. lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. It is difficult to identify whether one has T1 or T2 diabetes by only symptoms. Following are the major differences in these two conditions. 1) T1 Diabetes: By and large T1 DM occurs at a much younger age including even in children & infants. In this condition there is no insulin production by the Beta cell of Islets of Langerhans in Pancreas. There are antibodies noticed against those cells. It is considered as an autoimmune diseae. These patients need Insulin for treatment and for survival. In India only 5 to 10% of total diabetic patients are suffering with T1 disease. Earlier it was called as Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus or early onset or Juvenile diabetes. 2) T2 DM: This is the commonest form seen. Over 90 to 95 % of all diabetic patients fall in this category. It occurs because of either deficient insulin production, or resistance to its action or due both. Obesity or over weight and inactivity are two major factors responsible in developing T2 DM. Plus it is a familial disease. If both parents are diabetic then 75% of children tend to get diabetes. Fortunately it is a preventable condition. If person maintains his weight near normal, exercises regularly and takes restricted and balanced diet then it can be postponed or prevented. Most often diabetes hardly produces any symptoms, hence many people fail to notice that they have the disease. Most common symptoms are excess urination, excess hunger and excess thirst, plus unexplained loss of weight and tiredness. There are many other forms of diabetes like gestational diabetes that develops during pregnancy, and others. Thanks.
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I am 52 years old Indian male. My height is 168 cms and my weight is 101 kgs. I am diabetic (H1 BC=6.8) and hypertensive taking regular tablets for both these ailments. I workout 4-5 times a week which has made substantial improvement to my blood sugar levels. But despite efforts I am unable to lose weight. Please help.

MBBS, MS - General Surgery
Bariatrician, Mumbai
I am 52 years old Indian male. My height is 168 cms and my weight is 101 kgs. I am diabetic (H1 BC=6.8) and hypertens...
Dear lybrate-user, you are a suitable candidate for bariatric surgery which can help you lose 25-30 kgs besides discontinuation of medicines for diabetes and hypertension.
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What Are The Common Causes And Symptoms Of Diabetes?

PGP In Diabetologist, Fellowship in non-invasive Cardiology, MD - Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Delhi
What Are The Common Causes And Symptoms Of Diabetes?

The food we eat contains energy which is stored as glucose in the body. This glucose is then converted into back into energy with the help of a hormone called insulin. A lack of insulin in the body or an inability to use the insulin is known as diabetes. There are two types of diabetes mellitus; type 1 and type 2. These diseases cannot be cured but with medication, correct nutrition and weight management, they can be controlled so as to not affect your quality of life.

Type 1 diabetes is a lifelong condition and usually, begins in childhood. This is an autoimmune condition and makes the pancreas stop producing insulin. Some probable causes of type 1 diabetes are:

  1. Family history of diabetes

  2. Pancreatic diseases

  3. Other infections and diseases that can affect the pancreas.

Between the two, type 2 diabetes is more common. Type 2 diabetes is also known as insulin resistance and can affect a person at any stage in life. However, it is more common amongst men and women above the age of 45. Ethnicity also plays an important role here with African Americans, Latino Americans, Asian Americans and Hispanic people being more vulnerable to this disease. In this case, the body does produce insulin but either this amount is insufficient or the body is resistant to the insulin. Some factors that can trigger this condition are:

  1. Obesity

  2. High blood pressure

  3. Sedentary lifestyle

  4. Polycystic ovary syndrome

  5. Family history of diabetes

  6. Low levels of good cholesterol and high levels of triglycerides

  7. Presence of cells that are resistant to insulin

  8. Prediabetes or glucose intolerance

The most common symptoms of type 1 and type 2 diabetes are:

  1. Increased urination

  2. Excessive thirst and increased appetite

  3. Weight loss

  4. Fatigue

  5. Wounds that are slow to heal

  6. Yeast infections

  7. Numbness and tingling sensations in the toes

  8. Dry skin

  9. Blurred vision

  10. Nausea and vomiting

Another common type of diabetes is known as gestational diabetes Gestational diabetes affects pregnant women. It is caused by the over or under production of insulin by the placenta. Gestational diabetes can affect the health and growth of the baby is not treated in time. This condition usually resolves itself after the baby is delivered but it can put the mother at an increased risk of suffering from type 2 diabetes. Some factors that can trigger this condition are:

  1. Obesity

  2. Glucose intolerance

  3. Family history of diabetes

  4. Pregnancy after the age of 30 

    If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an endocrinologist.

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In calcaneal spur does the pain happens to be in both heels simultaneously? Does ultrasound therapy helps? If there is no uric acid or calcaneal spur problem what can be the other reason for heel pains (in both foot).

MBBS, MD - Anaesthesiology, FIPM, Fellowship in palliative medicine, certificate in interventional pain management
Pain Management Specialist, Pune
In calcaneal spur does the pain happens to be in both heels simultaneously? Does ultrasound therapy helps? If there i...
Both heel pain can be due to plantar fascitis. Calcaneal spur can be radiological finding in asymptomatic patients. Ultrasound therapy helps in such conditions. Follow these lifestyle changes religiously to get benefit. 1. Reduce body weight as obesity will aggravate the stress on heel. 2. Avoid exercises like running / walking on hard surfaces. Stop such activities when you start developing pain. 3. Roll your feet on bottle of cold water for 20 mins 4 times a day or can apply ice pack. 4. Use shoes with silicone sole inserts. 5. Do calf muscle and heel stretches daily. 6. Avoid prolonged standing or sitting. 7. Use night splint to keep foot flexed at night. Stop using it once pain is relieved. 8. Use analgesics like ibuprofen for decreasing pain and inflammation. With proper lifestyle changes as above 90 % patients have relief and functionality. Only 10% patients would require surgical intervention like plantar fascia release or gastrocnemius recession.
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