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Dr. Ramanathan Ramkumar

MBBS

Endocrinologist, Chennai

250 at clinic
Dr. Ramanathan Ramkumar MBBS 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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Photometry:- Total Cholesterol: 267 mg/dlHDL Cholesterol- Direct: 60 mg/dl. Triglycerides: 224 mg/dlLDL Cholesterol- Direct: 194 mg/dl. Calculated:- VLDL Cholesterol: 44.72 mg/dlTC/ HDL Cholesterol ratio: 4.5LDL/ HDL ratio: 3.2Non-HDL Cholesterol: 206.98 mg/dlMrs. Shikha, 31years/F. Also Diabetics on Cetapin XR 500mg/day.

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Photometry:- Total Cholesterol: 267 mg/dlHDL Cholesterol- Direct: 60 mg/dl. Triglycerides: 224 mg/dlLDL Cholesterol- ...
A)Take 30 ml of aloe vera juice along with 30 ml of triphala juice and 30 ml of lukewarm water, at night before sleep...B) take 20 ml of fresh lemon juice before meals..C) eat 5 gms of black cumin seeds along with 30 ml of lukewarm water after meals...D) take 2-2 tablets of sutshekhar rasa and aarogyawardhini vati and chandraprabha vati after meals ……do all these things for 30 days…it gives you good result..consult to me for further suggestions….THANKS…

I am female 60 years old and suffering Diabetics. Please advice what type of food I can take and medicines.

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I am female 60 years old and suffering Diabetics. Please advice what type of food I can take and medicines.
Avoid food having high glcemic index like sweet, rice, idli, dosa, carrot fruits like banana, mangoes, also food having high glucose load like icecreame. You can use brown rice intead of polish. Eat in binges. Do regular exercise and meditation, check your sugar and follow up regularly.
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I am suffering from diabetes last 6 months. I was examine at lab before and after post lunch traced 280. This is the high bur I asked with you sir, what type of foods to be taken and how to control the same.

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Fiber should be at least 1.4 oz / day instead of 3 heavy meals, we should go for 4-5 small mid intervals replace bakery products and fast foods by simple whole cooked cereals, and don't eat carbohydrates 2 hours before bedtime consume fresh fruit and vegetables at least 5 exchange/ day.
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I am 35 years old and I am suffering from diabetes from 7 years and now I am taking insulin and I have uric acid. My problem is I masturbate two times daily and now I am facing erection problem and I am not married how to get rid of masturbation.

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I am 35 years old and I am suffering from diabetes from 7 years and now I am taking insulin and I have uric acid. My ...
Try the following remedy it will surely help you 1. Take 2 tsp Indian asparagus powder 2. Add 1 cup milk 3. Boil the mixture for 10 min 4. Drink 2 times every day Causes: • Anxiety • Incorrect diet • Unhealthy lifestyle This will help with your concern.

I am m/40 years. Occasionaly I feel week in my whole body like tiredness. Unable to concentrate upon any work (office or personal). I have sugar problem in my body since last two year and it is at border line only. Please advice.

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Fatigue is a sure sign of diabetes. Please revert back to me with recent bsl reports. Dr surbhi agrawal consultant physician and diabetologist
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I have diagnosed with diabetes and my fasting blood sugar is 170 and urine is ++. My age is 35 years. What should I do.

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I have diagnosed with diabetes and my fasting blood sugar is 170 and urine is ++. My age is 35 years. What should I do.
Take small amount of food. Avoid starchy foods. Take plenty vegetables, whole fruits, unrefined foods. Use fenugreek seeds with 1 cup water on an empty stomach in the morning. Use vinegar 1-2 tablespoon before meals can help to slow the post meal sugar level. Avoid underground vegetable, banana, pumpkin. Drink lots of water to be hydrated always and to lowers the calorie intake. Avoid fast foods, junk foods, processed foods. If you are taking medicine then adjust food intake. Do regular exercise to stay healthy and to lower the blood sugar level. Diet and exercise both will help to reduce medicinal dose.

I am female diabetic patient and my age is 53 years old, my sugar level 157 fasting and pp is 201 and I am taking two medicine for sugar one for bp and one for cholesterol. Please suggest my diet chart. And is it possible in Ayurveda that I can quit my allopathy medicine.

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I am female diabetic patient and my age is 53 years old, my sugar level 157 fasting and pp is 201 and I am taking two...
Dietary Recommendations: 1. Avoid regular tea and coffee,take green tea. 2.Avoid milk and milk products like curd,cheese,ice-creams etc. 3.Use omega-3 rich rice bran oil or olive oil 4 Take more of green leafy and salad veges. 5.Include fiber in your diet. 6.Regularize meal time 7.Take small and frequent meals. 8.Avoid sweet fruits instead take dry fruits like almond and cashew.

I am 58 yrs old diabetic for last 20 years. I got kidney transplanted 4 months back and absolutely fine. Recently since last 10 days I find itching and burning in the anus and irregular passing f stools with little difficlty. I am afraid it may leead to piles problem. Please suggest me how to overcome this poblem.

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I am 58 yrs old diabetic for last 20 years. I got kidney transplanted 4 months back and absolutely fine. Recently sin...
Deae, you have not mentioned whether there is any skin changes around the anus? please check it and get back to me. For now I could say just enhance the hygiene of anus avoid sweat, keep the anal region dry, you can apply - enderm gm cream twice a day for 5 days.

I am suffering from sugar please tell me some preventions and precaution to take?

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I am suffering from sugar please tell me some preventions and precaution to take?
Be on a strict diabetic diet. Avoid direct sugars. Use sugar free tablets instead of sugar. Take medicines regularly according to the advice of your doctor, get your blood and urine examined for sugar every month. Use soft mcr chappals while walking. Take utmost care of your foot and eyes, go for an eye checkup once in a year. Go for a walk everyday for about 1hr. All these will help you to keep your sugar level under control.
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How do you define FDC in Diabetes medicine like Trimetaday 1, prolomet xl 50 for BP and in Heart medicine like Novastat 20 which I had been taking after heart stent 2 years back. Kindly elaborate and help. Regards.

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How do you define FDC in Diabetes medicine like Trimetaday 1, prolomet xl 50 for BP and in Heart medicine like Novast...
The drugs are needed to bring down your sugar level to normal and keep[ the pressure normal.FDC s used to avoid multiple drugs and they come in one tablet
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Does diabetes have a permanent remedy as it is a disease which can be controlled but can't be cured?

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Does diabetes have a permanent remedy as it is a disease which can be controlled but can't be cured?
Yes,you are right.It can be controlled.You can do it by proper diet and regular exercise.Avoid fast foods,junk foods,sugar,sweetened juice,soft drinks,cola beverages.Drink lots of water specially before meals.Take plenty of fiber rich foods.Take whole fruits.Extra protein will help in this regard.No excess Oil.No underground vegetables,banana,pumpkin.Take stress free rest.You can use nutritional supplement to control blood sugar levels.These will help.
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I am 20 years old and I have diabetes . please suggest me what to do?

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I am 20 years old and I have diabetes . please suggest me what to do?
Just take your medicines regularly.....and follow following tips. Following are the tips to prevent onset/or control diabetes 1-Losing Extra Weight:-The most significant thing which can make a big difference to your health is to lose your extra weight. This will not only lower your blood pressure but also helps lowering your cholesterol too. For woman: waist of 80 cm or more & for man: waist of 90 cm or more are at risk 2- Constant and regular food timings :-the timings at which you have your meals should be set fixed and at regular intervals each day. This will considerably improve your metabolic activity and helps reducing your weight. 3- Split your meals and eating in moderate amount:-Splitting your meals into 3-4 times per day (including snacks)and eating in fair and consistent amount , improves your metabolic rate as the food u take is not concentrated at one time. 4- No long Gaps and skipping of meals:-There should be no long gaps between meals. Never miss out breakfast. 5- No overeating:-Never eat in a bulk on one time .Try to have moderate amount of food each time u eat. It will help maintain your blood sugar at a healthy level and won’t let it to fluctuate. Remember to eat your food slowly, chew well. 6- Proper Exercise and work outs:-Exercise is very important and a fast way to trim down calories, extra weight and controlling glucose level. Brisk walking for 30 min. atleast five times a week is the best and easiest way of exercising. You can also try Cycling, swimming, dancing. Timings for exercise should be fixed and regular. Avoid heavy exercise. Do not eat right away after a workout . 7-constant and regular timings for medication 8-Avoid fried foods and meat: Limit fats and sweets. Rather choose a variety of foods including whole grains, fresh vegetables, salads, fruits, low fat dairy products. 9- Take high-fibre and complex carbohydrates:-like oats as they are easily broken down to basic sugars. Add whole grain foods in your diet. Avoid carbohydrates like white bread, pasta, pizza , candies, and snacks .Instead include high-fiber carbohydrates like wheat bran, flaxseed and methi seeds to your wheat flour. This will increase fibre in your diet. 10-Drink enough fluids:-Keep your body well hydrated. Drink a lot of water that will help flush the toxins off your system. 11.Fresh vegetables and fruits:- gives essential benefits as these contain a lot of vital minerals as well as nutrients .Include sprouts in the diet as they are easily digestible and a rich source of nutrients. 12- Avoid excess salt:-in form of pickles/papads etc. 1 tsp(5 gm)is sufficient for a healthy hypertensive individual. 13-Avoid alcohol consumption:-Alcohols such as beer and wine contains large amount of calories. choose sugar-free drink. 14- dairy products :-Dairy products are high on fat content such as cheese, curd, milk etc. So instead consume skimmed milk products , low fat cheese, yogurt (curd) etc. Do not have more than two cups of tea or coffee every day. Try green tea instead.

My mother aged 67 years has gone bypass surgery in May '14. She is also diabetic type 2 patient. Is it right to give medication of Clopitab A75, 1 OD & Lipvas 10, 1 OD?

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My mother aged 67 years has gone bypass surgery in May '14. She is also diabetic type 2 patient. Is it right to give ...
Hello, Clopidogrel & aspirin are needed for her to prevent aggregation of platelets statins needed for keeping cholesterol level in check. In patients with diabetes these drugs are often used in relation to cardiac problems, plus dyslipidemia is a commonly seen condition in diabetes. So there no problem with these drugs. Thanks.

I am a 45 year man my heel toe pain with uric acid, what can i do?

MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
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A high uric acid level can be caused when your body either produces too much uric acid or your kidneys don't eliminate uric acid rapidly enough. A high uric acid level may cause increasingly frequent attacks of gout, or it may never cause problems. A high uric acid level may also cause some people to develop kidney stones or kidney failure. And some people with a high uric acid level also develop high blood pressure, heart disease or chronic kidney disease, but it's often unclear whether this is a direct cause or merely an early warning sign of these conditions. Factors that may cause a high uric acid level in your blood include: Diuretic medications (water pills),Drinking too much alcohol,Genetics (inherited tendencies),hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid),Immune-suppressing drugs,Niacin, or vitamin B-3, obesity,psoriasis, Purine-rich diet — organ meat, game meat, anchovies, herring, gravy, dried beans, driedpeas, mushrooms and other foods Renal insufficiency — inability of the kidneys to filter waste Tumor lysis syndrome — a rapid release of cells into the blood caused by certain cancers or by chemotherapy for those cancers,Also, you may be monitored for high uric acid levels when undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment for cancer. Avoid protein diets, avoid more milk products. 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.Take tab. Zyloric 100 mg once a day.Take tab. Bencid 500 mg once a day. Tab. Ulracet sos or tab. Naprosyn 500 mg once a day or sos for pain in joints.
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I am diabetic since last 12 years, otherwise my overall health is o. K. My present age is 60 years and weight is 65 kgs. My fasting glucose level is normally 110-130 and pp glucose level is normally 150-180 but sometimes it goes upto 250 level. I am taking 1 tablet of volibo m 0.3 after lunch and dinner. I am also taking novomix 30 of 18 units each before lunch and dinner. I am regularly walking for 30-45 minutes. Please suggest if I have to change any medicine.

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Ayurveda
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You seem ok with these med. Except occasional spurts in sugar levels. I would sincerely advise you to get support of some herbal combo along with these med. If you get response in few weeks, you may continue. Uncontrolled and sustained dm will effect your helath by way of neuropathy and retinopathy and other problems. Your diabetologist must have cautioned you.
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Hi doctor I feel exhausted and start like shivering not because of cold, like feeling very low Then if I take water to drink or s nothing sweet to eat, I feel good. Am I suffering from diabetes.

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Hi doctor
I feel exhausted and start like shivering not because of cold, like feeling very low
Then if I take water t...
Hope you r consuming a good healthy breakfast, every single day. Your symptoms seem to b coz of prolonged lack of food ie long gaos between 2 meals, esp between the last meal of the day n your breakfast.
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My grandfather has high sugar problem. His forefinger is swollen. please suggest me to cure his hand.

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Endocrinology, DNB Endocrinology, MNAMS, Speciality Certificate (Endo. & Diab.) (MRCP, UK), Fellow of American College of Endocrinology (FACE)
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My grandfather has high sugar problem. His forefinger is swollen. please suggest me to cure his hand.
Hello lybrate-user! Swollen forefinger may be a sign of infection. Did he have any prick on his fingers? In the setting of diabetes, any infection has a risk of spreading rapidly due to associated weak immunity due to uncontrolled blood glucose. It is of utmost importance that his blood glucose remain well controlled and you meet an endocrinologist immediately.
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Sir I am having a high diabetes300_350in fasting after taking insulin and medicine.One of my friend suggested me for bariatric surgery.Want to know the success rate of the surgery.Is there any post surgery problem or not life long.Will my diabetees will in control for ever.

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First go for strict diet and Exercise program then if failure can opt it depending on BMI. You have to take supplements after surgery

My fasting blood sugar is 118. I am taking galvus50mg morning and evening on doctors advice. Is the ok?

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
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I am a registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator and a doctor who will help you in your diabetes problem. You need to provide me your daily food intake details. There are many lifestyle and dietary guidelines that can be followed: take high fiber prescribed diet. Maintain a healthy body weight eat a balanced diet as prescribed by a registered dietitian, if you're overweight, diabetes prevention may hinge on weight loss. Every pound you lose can improve your health, and you may be surprised by how much. Participants in one large study who lost a modest amount of weight around 7 percent of initial body weight and exercised regularly reduced the risk of developing diabetes by almost 60 percent. I being a registered dietitian and doctor have been successfully helping patients with their diabetes problem. I will also prescribe medicines that will speed up the time to achieve your weight management goals. Do reply back for private consultation.
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May be my uric acid on higher side as my knees and ankles got pain. Please prescribe medicine.

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May be my uric acid on higher side as my knees and ankles got pain.
Please prescribe medicine.
Knee. Core strengthening exercise- straight leg raised with toes turned outward, repeat 10 times, twice a day. Hams stretching- lie straight, take the leg up, pull the feet towards yourself, with a elastic tube or normal belt. Repeat 10 times, twice a day. Quadriceps exercises- lie straight, make a towel role and put it under the knee, press the keen against the role, hold it for 20 secs. Repeat 20 times twice a day. This will help relieve some pain ankel. Stretch calves get a custom made insole. Hams stretching. Sports taping. Hot fomentation.
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