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Dr. Ramanathan Ramkumar

MBBS

Endocrinologist, Chennai

250 at clinic
Dr. Ramanathan Ramkumar MBBS Endocrinologist, Chennai
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I am having hypothyroidism and taking 100 mg Levi thyroxine. I am having high cholesterol since a year it is reducing after using rosuvastatin 20 mg but when the medicines are stopped again cholesterol will become high. Please advise how long can I use cholesterol medicines and how to reduce cholesterol naturally.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am having hypothyroidism and taking 100 mg Levi thyroxine. I am having high cholesterol since a year it is reducing...
IN HYPOTHYROIDISM:--- where there is 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 bad habits . Avoid stress. Some Relax during work. Go for walk, 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 may help, avoid oily foods,junk foods, go for walk. Do Tests every 3 to 6 months. And consult doctor on time. Hello dear High triglycerides and cholesterol can cause atherosclerotic heart disease or narrowed coronary arteries in the heart can cause the symptoms of angina, when theheart muscle is not provided with enough oxygen to function. Decreased blood supply to the brain may be due to narrowed small arteries in the brain or because the larger carotidarteries in the neck may become blocked. This can result in a transient ischmic attack or stroke. Peripheral artery disease describes gradual narrowing of the arteries that supply the legs. During exercise , if the legs do not get enough blood supply, they can develop pain , called claudication . Other arteries in the body may also be affected by plaque buildup causing them to narrow, including the mesenteric arteries to the intestine and the renal arteries to the kidney. Change life style .do meditation,yoga, Go walk daily, do any one physically activity daily i.e.play any game., Avoid fast foods,oily foods,junk foods,alcohol,smoking,fatty foods, non-veg.,avoid stress,take plenty of water in day time. And 1 glass of water before bed at night. use flax oil, omega-3 fatty meal or cap., take .green veg., whole grain. Garlic,. Cod liver oil. Take anti cholesterol medicines .
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I am a diabetic which is now fully under control with the medicines prescribed by an expert Physician. However the blood pressure has gone high viz. 110: 170 for which I have been told that it is the side effect of medicines given for controlling blood sugar. In view of above I seek necessary advise whether to continue with the diabetic medicines besides additional treatment for controlling the blood pressure. Thanking you,

MBBS, Diploma in Diabetology, Certificate Course in Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (CCGDM), Post Graduate Course in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
I am a diabetic which is now fully under control with the medicines prescribed by an expert Physician. However the bl...
There is no medicine given for controlling blood sugar that raises blood pressure to that level. Check your blood pressure again probably 2 to 3 times a week. If the readings are peristently high then you will need treatment for the same. Meanwhile, reduce salt intake in your diet, have a regular brisk walk for atleast 30 minutes daily and increase your intake of fresh fruits and vegetables.
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I got thyroid during my pregnancy that time max dose was 62.5 MCG. After my delivery on 21 Oct 2016 till d three months means till Jan 2016 my thyroid was under control so my gynea advised me take half dose for a month then stopped the medicines. When I repeated d test in Feb. It washigh. So I met with endocrinologist. He prescribed me 100 MCG. So from Mar 2016 I am taking 100 mcg even after normal report in April Dr. prescribed me to take 3 months. N my other concern is my weight which is keep increasing. What should I do my baby is on breastfeeding also.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I got thyroid during my pregnancy that time max dose was 62.5 MCG. After my delivery on 21 Oct 2016 till d three mont...
Hi. How much is your weight increasing per months. Control on diets. Hypothyroidism can control with diet and medicines. Pl. Eat iodized rich foods i. E. Sea foods/ salt water fish/sushi/ nori rolls/celtic sea salt. Selenium rish foods i. E. Meat /chicken/ salmon/ whole unrefined grains/ brazil nuts / dairy products / garlic / onion / avoid foods i. E. Turnip/ kale/ cassava/ peanuts/ cauliflower/ rutabagas/ coffee/ spinach / soyabean products/ foods with gluten/ mustard green/ mustard / continue your medicines for 100 days and then repeat tests and reply with reports.
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How can we reverse the diabetes? I've very recently been diagnosed as diabetic with A1C reading as 10.1 Please my plan of action to come out of diabetes permanently. Thank you, Sir.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
How can we reverse the diabetes? I've very recently been diagnosed as diabetic with A1C reading as 10.1 Please my pla...
lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. With a HbA1c% of 10.1 you have an uncontrolled diabetes. This can only be controlled by specific drug treatment, diet and exercise. As regards "Coming out of diabetes" or curing it, is rather impossible. Because once diabetes sets in, it remains for lifetime. One can live a good life by controlling the blood glucose levels effectively and postponing its long term complication or may be preventing those. When a person is in pre-diabetic state (FBG 108 mg to 125 mg, PP 141 to 199 mg & HbA1c%:5.9 to 6.4), it is possible to prevent progressing to diabetes or postpone it for a considerable time by adapting a modified lifestyle like: restricted diet, avoiding sweets, deep fried foods, pastries, junk foods, bakery items and colas. Plus consuming more of green leafy vegetables, salads, and fruits. Plus exercising regularly and maintaining near normal body weight and preventing central obesity. But once diabetes develops then it impossible to revert back to normal glucose levels without treatment. So now the only option you have is maintain desired glucose levels (FBG: <100 mg, PP 150 to 160 mg & HbA1c%<6.8) so that all the long term complications of diabetes are either prevented or postponed. So if you are keen please come back in a private conversation with following details: FBG, PP glucose levels, dietary pattern, extent of daily exercise, present drugs with dosage, lipid profile details and BP readings, then I will be able to guide specifically. Or else contact in your area a good diabetologist or physician and initiate the treatment. I hope you understand the seriousness of the situation. Take care. Thanks.
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Sir I am suffering from thyroid tsh value 10.2 .and BP 160. But I want to know is my sodium level is more or less then normal .because in thyroid we have to take sodium .and in BP we have to less intake of sodium. Can you clear my doubt.

MBBS, MD
Endocrinologist, Delhi
Do not worry so much take your medicines for thyroid and high BP and check your BP and TSH regularly and adjust the dose with help of your doctor.
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How can we cure diabetes and what type of medicines should a diabetes patient use ayurvedic or which is referred by a doctor? The advertisement which had been telecasted on TV which referred medicine for diabetes. Is it really works?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
How can we cure diabetes and what type of medicines should a diabetes patient use ayurvedic or which is referred by a...
If there is confirmed diabetes, the only way to treat it is to take modern medicines - anti diabetes drugs either oral or insulin injections or both depending upon the need. Other medical therapies are at the most can be used as supportive treatments. Along with proper drugs, exercise and diet control are also very important. Plus please understand there is no cure for diabetes. In some ads people claim they cure diabetes, this is totally false. If anyone cures diabetes then he will get nobel prize for that. So do not go by any adds. There are some ayurvedic medicines being advertised none of them have been tried like modern medicines on human beings in double blind trials. Only some animal trials are done. So better not to go by adds. Thanks for the question. Th.
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My wife has thyroid from past 10 years and taking medicine and now she has migraine, what is the cause and treatment for both.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Hi take pranacharya no tens capsule 1_1 twice a day...1-1 drop of cow ghee in both nostrils at night time before sleep...take shirshooladi vajra ras and kanchnar guggul twice a day....avoid tea and coffee
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I feel itching in whole body during sleeping at night and early morning. I am diabetic is it the symptoms My age is 61 years male.

M.D. (Ayurveda )
Ayurveda, Patiala
I feel itching in whole body during sleeping at night and early morning. I am diabetic is it the symptoms My age is 6...
take katakakhadiradi kshsyam, 4 tsf in half a glass of luke warm water before meals, twice a day. Take powders of amala and turmeric in equal quantities and mix them properly. Take this powder, 1 tsf in hal a glass of luke warm water 1 hr after food. Keep a check on your blood glucose levels. Apply moisturizers on your skin. Take adequate water, atleast 3 liters a day.. continue the regime for 1 month. good luck

What are the benefits of hot fermentation to lower back for diabetic patients. I am 66 years lady suffering from diabetes since last 6-7 years but controlled.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
What are the benefits of hot fermentation to lower back for diabetic patients. I am 66 years lady suffering from diab...
Lybrate-user, I think you are talking about" hot fomentation" which means applying heat to the affected part by using a rubber bag filled with hot water or using a cloth dipped in hot water. It is definitely useful in relieving stiffness and pain. But it will depend on the cause of low back problem. By and large it is useful.
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I'm a diabetic ,my diabetis is in control,sugar level PP-143,fasting-104.But since 6 months my neck,soldier region and two hands are paining. Even i couldn't sleep at night Please Tell me the reason and remedy ?

Vaidya Visharad
Sexologist, Narnaul
Dear, According to Ayurveda There are 20 forms of Diabetes : 4 are due to Vata, 6 result from Pitta, and 10 are caused by Kapha. But Diabetes (MADHUMEHA) is.Mainly kapha dosha disease. Poorly managed diabetes can lead to a host of long-term complications like :- Heart attacks, Strokes, Blindness, Nerve damage, Amputation of Limb. Impotency in men.Visit us at www.Malhotraayurveda.Com
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I have a hypothyroid and doctor suggested to take thyroxine 50 mg daily morning. Is there any diet or exercise or yoga for this problem? Will my hypothyroid cure completely or I have to take medicine entire my life time. I am 26 years old married girl. i am now not planing for kids. Please suggest me good diet.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I have a hypothyroid and doctor suggested to take thyroxine 50 mg daily morning. Is there any diet or exercise or yog...
Take punarnavadi mandoor and kanchnar guggul 1-1 tab twice a day...if TSH level is high then you have to take thyroxin tab depending on your condition....
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My TSH is 44 and I am taking Thyroxine 100 mcg since 13 yrs. Could you please advise me what has to be done and why my TSH is so high. My thyroid levels were always normal.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My TSH is 44 and I am taking Thyroxine 100 mcg since 13 yrs. Could you please advise me what has to be done and why m...
lybrate-user, TSH level is too high, it means hypothyroidism is not in control. When on treatment with adequate dose of thyroxine, the recommended TSH levels are between 3 to 4 mU/L. If levels are higher then most of the symptoms reappear. It is clear that the dose being taken (100 mcg) is inadequate. It has to be increased by at least 25 mcg. Then you will have to check TSH after 6 weeks ti see if the additional dose has helped in reducing the TSH level. Thanks.
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Hi, I am 31 year old & have a blood sugar fasting 265 last two month as I know, after physical & running without any medicine now I got fasting 208. So please suggest me I need to take the medicine or not ?

MD - Pharmacology, ECFMG certified , MBBS
General Physician, Navi Mumbai
Hi, I am 31 year old & have a blood sugar fasting 265 last two month as I know, after physical & running without any ...
Fasting blood sugar should ideally be less than 125. Since in your case it is 208, I advise you to take medication. Please do continue your exercise. If your weight is at least 50 kg and you are not allergic to metformin and you don't have a history of any kidney or liver problems, you can start Metformin 500mg extended release once at bed time. Before this, do measure your Serum Creatinine values.
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I am a diabetic patient and my kidney is slightly damaged and I have a low eyesight and for some days I have a chest pain due to high blood pressure, so what can I do to be get cured soon?

MBBS
General Physician, Ahmedabad
I am a diabetic patient and my kidney is slightly damaged and I have a low eyesight and for some days I have a chest ...
U have developed complications of diabetes, kidneys and eye/retina affected. Be careful, have your fbs, ppbs, hba1c controlled. As it requires individual management
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Sir my hba1c is 6.8. My fasting and pp sugar is ok. I am patient of high bp, thyroid and uric acid. I am taking restricted diet and do vigrous walking for 45 minutes. I take medicine for bp thyroid and uric acid. Should I take medecine for sugar also?

M.B., B.S. FCGP., FIAMS
General Physician, Panipat
So long as you continue vigorous walking, take minimal calories diet every 3 - 4 hrs, you need not take medicines for sugar.
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Iam suffered from diabetics & BP. Last few days and still i m suffered with cold. Headache too. Please give the right advice.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Iam suffered from diabetics & BP. Last few days and still i m suffered with  cold. Headache too. Please give the righ...
Mr Gopalkrishnan, If you are having diabetes and hypertension it necessary to get them effectively treated with appropriate drugs, diet control and exercise. Then routine problems like cold and headache can be conveniently handled. So please get both those conditions under control. That will help in reducing other problems better. If required you may take anticold remedies and pain killer.
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Hie sir. I am a girl. 22 years old. Sir I have issues with my teeth. Almost all my teeth are rotten. I do not eat much chocolates, neither sugar or anything. How can I stop decaying my teeth in future. Any eatables or medicine I require plzzz tell me.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
Hie sir. I am a girl. 22 years old. Sir I have issues with my teeth. Almost all my teeth are rotten. I do not eat muc...
Get fillings done in all teeth u may require rct n cap after that brush twice daily especially at night use betadine mouth wash after every meal
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I am 57 last 2 years I am diahetic I am walking past 15 years and ex. 1/2 hour alternate day drink lades finger water, neelavembu water my height 186 cm my weight 69 kg I eat pappaya regularly weekly once I used bear occasionely used brandy with soda. Please advise.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am 57 last 2 years I am diahetic I am walking past 15 years and ex. 1/2 hour alternate day drink lades finger water...
May I know what medication you are taking for controlling diabetes? also please inform me your fasting and pp blood sugar level and hba1c level. These are required to let me know if diabetes is under check. Your data suggests you are a thin person, which is good, but have been like this or have you lost weight of late? I am awaiting your details.
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My tsh is showing 28, high level of tsh, please let me know it's complications and remedy.?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
take tab. thyroxin 150 mcg bbf. , cap. pantop dsr bbf. Untreated hypothyroidism can lead to a number of health problems: Goiter. Constant stimulation of your thyroid to release more hormones may cause the gland to become larger — a condition known as a goiter. Hashimoto thyroiditis is one of the most common causes of a goiter. Although generally not uncomfortable, a large goiter can affect your appearance and may interfere with swallowing or breathing. Heart problems. Hypothyroidism may also be associated with an increased risk of heart disease, primarily because high levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol — the "bad" cholesterol — can occur in people with an underactive thyroid. Even subclinical hypothyroidism, a more benign condition than true hypothyroidism, can cause an increase in total cholesterol levels and impair the pumping ability of your heart. Hypothyroidism can also lead to an enlarged heart and heart failure. Mental health issues. Depression may occur early in hypothyroidism and may become more severe over time. Hypothyroidism can also cause slowed mental functioning. Peripheral neuropathy. Long-term uncontrolled hypothyroidism can cause damage to your peripheral nerves — the nerves that carry information from your brain and spinal cord to the rest of your body, for example your arms and legs. Signs and symptoms of peripheral neuropathy may include pain, numbness and tingling in the area affected by the nerve damage. It may also cause muscle weakness or loss of muscle control. Myxedema. This rare, life-threatening condition is the result of long-term, undiagnosed hypothyroidism. Its signs and symptoms include intense cold intolerance and drowsiness followed by profound lethargy and unconsciousness. A myxedema coma may be triggered by sedatives, infection or other stress on your body. If you have signs or symptoms of myxedema, you need immediate emergency medical treatment. Infertility. Low levels of thyroid hormone can interfere with ovulation, which impairs fertility. In addition, some of the causes of hypothyroidism — such as autoimmune disorder — also impair fertility. Treating hypothyroidism with thyroid hormone replacement therapy may not fully restore fertility. Other interventions may be needed, as well. Birth defects. Babies born to women with untreated thyroid disease may have a higher risk of birth defects than may babies born to healthy mothers. These children are also more prone to serious intellectual and developmental problems. Infants with untreated hypothyroidism present at birth are at risk of serious problems with both physical and mental development. But if this condition is diagnosed within the first few months of life, the chances of normal development are excellent.
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I am a 41 years. Old male and I am suffering from thyroid problem (tsh) last 3 years. What should I do?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am a 41 years. Old male and I am suffering from thyroid problem (tsh) last 3 years. What should I do?
You can take 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. 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 may help, avoid alcohl if you take.
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