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Dr. Ramanathan Ramkumar

MBBS

Endocrinologist, Chennai

250 at clinic
Dr. Ramanathan Ramkumar MBBS Endocrinologist, Chennai
250 at clinic
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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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Hi, i am diabetic and i'm 25 years old kindly assist me on what diet I should prefer.

Advanced Aesthetics
Ayurveda, Gulbarga
Hi, i am diabetic and i'm 25 years old kindly assist me on what diet I should prefer.
The increase in the blood sugar levels damages nerves and blood vessels. It also leads to complications like cardiovascular diseases, strokes, kidney problems, blindness, dental problems and amputations. High blood glucose levels also damage nerves and blood vessels. Diabetes can also lead to depression, fertility issues, and increased risk of other diseases and lack of mobility as the age of the person increases. It is very difficult to find out what exactly triggers diabetes, but health experts say that genes and environmental factors are responsible for rise in blood glucose levels. There are two types of diabetes- Type 1 Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes. Let us study the causes that give rise to type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Diabetes is a grave medical condition, but with a healthy diet and regular exercise, managing the condition becomes a child?s play. Here are a handful of diabetes home remedies every diabetic can rely on to keep fluctuations of sugar levels under control. Bitter Gourd: Bitter gourds are one among the most effective ways for preventing sugar level fluctuations. Being a safe vegetable, this iron-rich gourd can be consumed by anyone. It influences the glucose metabolism in the body and helps stimulate pancreatic insulin secretion. Known to thwart off insulin resistance, bitter gourd is equally beneficial for people suffering from type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Drink a glass of bitter gourd juice, flavored with a little honey, every morning to keep diabetes away. guava is rich in both vitamin C and fiber, both that help in maintaining normal blood sugar levels. A very good home remedy for diabetes. Just peel the skin and consume one fruit daily to reap its benefits Get some physical activity daily to burn calories and stay in shape. This will also reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Have a lot of fiber in the form of fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and whole grains Any queries inform me..
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Hi.I am 23 yrs old. Is jaggery safe for diabetic patient?

Diploma in Community Medicine, MBBS Alternative Medicine, Diploma in Acupuncture
Alternative Medicine,
Hello, JAGGERY IS NOT SAFE FOR DIABETICS. Jaggery has immense medicinal value and has been used in Ayurvedic Science as a sweetener which purifies blood, aids digestion, improves lung health, strengthens the nervous system, prevents anemia, promotes bone health and also protects the body against environmental toxins.
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I am 72 years old having dibetes which is under control with Human Mixtard 18 units taken before breakfast. I have undergone bypass heart surgery in 2003. I am taking oral medication for diabetes, Nervizen caps, Gemer 1mg, Glycomet 40 mg. Cardiac medicines Telesta -H 25mg. Ecospirin 150mg. My B.P is normal. I am having constipation problem. What should be done?

Vaidya Visharad
Ayurveda, Narnaul
Dear, Diabetes is often called the silent killer. Diabetes, is a metabolic disease in which sugar does not get metabolized properly in the body. This means that the blood sugar levels continue to be high, threatening the normal functioning of the body. 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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Eye Problems Caused by Diabetes

FRCS, MD - Ophthalmology , MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
Eye Problems Caused by Diabetes

If you have got diabetes, then it is quite natural that you will soon face acute eye troubles. This is the reason diabetic patients are always suggested to keep their blood sugar levels controlled so that eye troubles can be easily avoided. Thorough medical check-up is required in order to detect conditions of the eyes. Some of the commonest eye troubles occurring due to diabetes are cataract, glaucoma, blurry vision, diabetic retinopathy and others. 

List of eye diseases caused by diabetes:

  1. Diabetic Retinopathy: When the retina's smallest blood vessels get severely damaged due to increased blood sugar, then this kind of eye condition occurs. Early detection of this eye condition can save your eyes, but if it is too late, then nothing can be done, and it might even lead to blindness.
  2. Cataract: Fogging or clouding condition can bring this kind of condition and this can only be corrected by wearing proper corrective lenses.  However, if you fail to control diabetes, then in spite of wearing glasses, your eye condition might get deteriorated day-by-day. Glared or blurred vision is the most common symptom in this regard. 
  3. Glaucoma: When the eye fluid is not drained properly, then this kind of eye trouble occurs. In fact, eye pressure increases to a great extent as a result of which delicate eye nerves can get severely damaged. The blood vessels of the eyes can get clogged causing greater interruption in vision. Medicines can make aqueous humor to get drained in a proper manner, and thus you should go for a proper eye check-up so that you can acquire the requisite medicines. Some popular symptoms of glaucoma are headaches, eye aches, blurred vision, watery eyes, vision loss and others. 
  4. Diabetic macular edema:  This eye disease mainly occurs in the advanced stage of diabetic retinopathy. Macula is nothing, but the most delicate part of retina and when it gets swollen, then you might face this eye trouble. Only medications can help you to get rid of the same and thus immediate medical help is needed. 
  5. Blurry vision: Though this is quite a small and temporary eye issue for diabetic patients, but this condition might turn into a serious one if you neglect to correct the same in the very beginning. You might even face blindness due to negligence of this trouble. Also, fluctuating sugar-levels should be stabilized so that this kind of trouble can be easily tackled.
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I suffer from Hypothyroid and I also use anti depressants my sexual feelings are dead I am looking for a natural medicine in AYURVEDA which can boost my sexual desire and performance. Is there any natural medicines or supplement in ayurveda?

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
I suffer from Hypothyroid and I also use anti depressants my sexual feelings are dead I am looking for a natural medi...
1. Take 2 tbsp crushed flaxseeds 2. Add little water 3. Mix well and make paste 4. Apply this on the throat 5. Wash off after 20 min 6. Dry with a clean piece of cloth 7. Natural home remedy using sorrel leaves and olive oil Cause: • Iodine deficiency • Inflammation of the thyroid gland this is very helpful.
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Resp Sir, Me suffering from sugar remain higher side approx 300-550. Is its treatment in homeopathy possible. My ankles inner side and near ankles backside just above the heels remain stressful, problem in waking pain is much. Some test done as:- Age -40 yrs Creatinine. -0.8, SGOT-21.4, SGPT-27.3, S Cholesterol -197, S Triglycerides -215, HDL chole-45, LDL chole -109, VLDL chole -43, uric acid -4.8, s cholesterol/hdlc ratio 4.38, how s triglycerides can come down .pl s ggest.

MBBS, DPHA, DPH, PGDHHM, MBA (Healthcare), Fellow in Diabetes
General Physician, Gandhidham
Resp Sir, Me suffering from sugar remain higher side approx 300-550. Is its treatment in homeopathy possible. My ankl...
Dear sir your blood sugar levels are high. You definitely need anti diabetic treatment. I will advise you to go for allopathic treatment to get better control and prevent complications of diabetes. Your pain in joints may automatically subside when sugar levels come to normal range. If you are obese and hypertensive then additional treatment and lifestyle modifications will be required. Please contact physician near you. Your lipid profile looks at borderline. If you are obese or overweight then statin therapy is required.
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Keeping Diabetes a Secret

M D Internal Medicine
General Physician, Ahmedabad
Keeping Diabetes a Secret


Most people with diabetes – myself included – have things about their diabetes that they prefer to keep to themselves. But as a diabetes psychologist, one of the biggest challenges that I have in my practice is when I have a patient who prefers to keep their diabetes, and everything that it involves, a secret from people in their life. I’m not talking about details like their last A1c or what their blood sugar was the last time that they checked, but everything. When someone tells me that they prefer to hide diabetes from other people, it usually tells me that they aren’t taking care of themselves.

I don’t necessarily think that choosing to be secretive about having diabetes is necessarily a problem in and of itself. Everyone has the right to share, or not, anything about their health care, including what medical conditions they face. However I am a firm believer that behavior (which also includes the ‘act’ of not doing something) is functional. So when someone wants to be secretive about having diabetes, my question is ‘what function does this need for secrecy serve?’ Generally, it is one of 3 things:

Denial: A big reason that people with diabetes don’t tell others about their diabetes is because they are having trouble accepting that they have diabetes. By keeping it a secret, it helps them keep up the belief that there’s nothing wrong. Talking about having diabetes to others makes having diabetes seem more real. Not telling others about their diabetes lets them hold out hope that it will just go away (Spoiler alert: It won’t!)

Embarrassment: It’s really common for people to be embarrassed about having diabetes. This embarrassment usually comes from one of two places. First people may be embarrassed that they are not ‘healthy’ and feel like there is something wrong with them. Second, some people are embarrassed by the things they have to do to manage diabetes, like wear a pump, give themselves a shot, or check their blood sugar. They feel like diabetes makes them different and may have some affect on their relationships. To help them feel less embarrassed, some people keep diabetes a secret.

Burn-out: People tend to talk to their friends and family members about things they are excited about and that are important to them. If someone is keeping their diabetes a secret, it may be a sign that they are burned out and that diabetes isn’t a priority to them at that time. This is a normal feeling. What people forget sometimes is that keeping diabetes a secret from others can make it a lot harder to get support and encouragement.

While some people find that keeping diabetes a secret may work for a time, but it also usually causes other problems. First, keeping a part of you life hidden from those around you takes a lot of work and can be exhausting. Also, keeping diabetes a secret usually means people aren’t able to manage their diabetes very well, making them feel bad physically.

Before choosing to keep diabetes a secret from others remember to ask yourself what function does keeping it a secret serve. Your answer may surprise you!
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I have high diabetics and high pressure and I feel head dizzy. So what should I do. Sir?

BHMS
Homeopath, Lucknow
I have high diabetics and high pressure and I feel head dizzy. So what should I do. Sir?
There can be dizziness due to high blood pressure. Please control upon your diabetes and bp by simple diet management, like eating fat free and less oily diet with less salt and sugar in diet. Take less stress and try to not think over the things. And let them go.
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My mother takes very much tension and she also has a very high sugar rate last time tested it was fasting-278, PP-375 so is there any topic to worry about and if yes then how to solve it.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
My mother takes very much tension and she also has a very high sugar rate last time tested it was fasting-278, PP-375...
Dear lybrate user, high sugar levels are definately a cause for you to worry about your mother. Stress can be major contributing factor for high sugar levels. It appears to me that your mother is emotional kind of person. She may not sharing her feelings with anyone. But that causes tension. She needs an outlet to express her emotions. I would suggest you to take her to a counsellor who will help her to relieve of her intense feelings. Once her tension is released then she will be able to think rationally and will have lesser stress.
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I am diabeties patient for last 10 yrs recently my sugar level in fast 300 to 325 & in rendom 425 to 450 & still I am taking tablet glycomac gp2 in this condtion please you tell me name of another tablet which is best from this

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Stop previous anti diabetic pills and try this tb metatime 500 mg 1-1-1after breakfast, lunch, dinner and tb gliclazide 80 mg 0-1-1 before lunch and dinner and revert back after a week with only fbs
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Beat Infertility

Masters in Human Nutrition and Nutraceuticals
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Madurai
Beat Infertility

Infertility is the term usually described to a condition when a “woman” who is unable to conceive even after 6 months of unprotected sex. Its usually a self diagnosable condition which is treated by medical professional. A woman should seek a medical treatment when she is 35 or above by trying more than 6 months of unprotected sex. There are several treatments like “invitro” fertilization that provides good results for the infertile couples.
The main cause may include irregular periods, thyroid problems, diabetes, or hormonal imbalances. 

As a dietitian, I would extend my hands and request you all people reading this to join my hands and lets begin to beat infertility through dietary modifications and lifestyle pattern changes.

 Here are the foods to be avoided while you are trying to conceive.

Red meat since it possess high ammonia, that would interfere in the implantation of uterus. Its high acidic content, reduces the sperm cell count and lead to infertile condition.

Avoid trans fats in baked foods, processed foods, fried foods, in simple avoid eating out. Have a healthy foods prepared in home with less oils. The consumption may decrease your insulin and so makes you diabetic.

Avoid refined sugars instead take honey, jaggery, for sweetness. 

It’s good to avoid non organic chicken that may produce imbalance in your hormones and thus leading to infertility. 

Complete avoidance of alcohol

So, its not about the complete avoidance, you can have it occasionally. So be chill that you wont be pushed to that extreme of total abstinence to these foods. But there are some foods that I would prefer you to consume often or even daily. Here is the list

Beans, the vegetable with full of vitamins and minerals, provides you all healthy beneficiaries, as it aids in the digestion, keeps your body toxic free, so that the sperms that enters have a healthy atmosphere for development. 

Leafy vegetables the essential food in all healthy diet plan, since it contains folate the vitamin, that is required for improving ovulation. 

Pumpkin, specially its seeds, for the iron it provides.

Take complex carbs like whole wheat, brown rice, etc. As it may protect you from getting diabetes.

Olive oil possessing good amount of monounsaturated oil, helps in lowering the inflammation if there is any.

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Which are the pathological tests related to thyroid ?

CCMTD, CCEBDM, C.Diabetology, American Diabetes Association, DOMS, MBBS
Endocrinologist,
Tsh, free t4, free t3, anti tpo antibody, anti thyroglobulin antibody if you wish you can consult with me regarding further management with your complete medical history and latest blood reports in private consultation.
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I am suffering from my heavy weight. I am 39 years Old Height 5.2,weight 79 Kgs. Not taking oily food, only red rice and roti without oil. Less sugar into, almost using stevia powder for sweets. Taking apple cider vinegar daily morning in empty stomach. Working in pvt co. Sitting job for 8 hr. Kindly guide me how can I reduce my weight.

MBBS, MRCGP ( UK), D Diab (UK)
Endocrinologist, Hyderabad
I am suffering from my heavy weight. I am 39 years Old Height 5.2,weight 79 Kgs.
Not taking oily food, only red rice ...
Hi, 1) it is not only the quality of food but the quantity is important too. If you feel you are consuming large quantity of food then reduce the amount consumed. Eat lot of vegetables - they bulk you up and have negligible calories, thus you won't be consuming more of carbs or fats which are the foods that cause weight gain. 2) Main culprit in your case I think is because of your sitting job. Get up and walk around the office every hour. Use the stairs as much as possible instead of lift. Walk from bus stand to office or park your vehicle at a distance and walk to your office. 3) To lose weight you need to be in energy deficit, that means the calories burned through exercise and physical activity should be more than calories eaten. 4) See a good dietician who can provide you a diet chart and follow it strictly. All the best. Thank you.
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How should I control diabetes?

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician,
How should I control diabetes?
Following are the tips to prevent onset/or control diabetes 1-Losing Extra Weight:-is the most significant thing which can make a big difference to your health . It helps lower your blood pressure and cholesterol too. waist of more than 80 cm in women & 90 cm in man are at risk 2- Constant and regular food timings :- it will 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 amount, improves your metabolic rate as the food u take is not concentrated at one time. 4- No long Gaps and skipping of meals:-Never miss out breakfast. 5- No overeating:-Never eat in a bulk on one time Remember to eat your food slowly, chew well. 6- Proper Exercise and work outs:-Exercise is 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 . You can also try Cycling, swimming, dancing. Timings for exercise should be fixed and regular.Do not eat right away after a workout . 7-constant and regular timings for medication 8-Avoid fried foods ,meat,fats and sweets.  9- Take high-fibre and complex carbohydrates:-like oats .Add whole grain foods in your diet. Avoid 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.  11.Fresh vegetables and fruits:- these contain a lot of minerals as well as nutrients .Include sprouts in the diet as they are easily digestible
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Can honey b taken by the blood sugar patient whose blood sugar often remains neat 150 mg?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Can honey b taken by the blood sugar patient whose blood sugar often remains neat 150 mg?
Mr. Lybrate-user singh, please explain the level mentioned 150 mg is it fasting sugar or pp or random. What is the hba1c%? because honey is another form of sugar, as it contains 50% fructose and 50 % glucose, like sucrose (sugar). Like sugar it also increases blood glucose level and fairly rapidly. A little bit of honey may be taken if blood sugar is in full control, with fasting around 100 mg and pp 150 to 160 mg, hba1c% <7. Thanks.
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What to do to control diabetes.?

DEC, YIC, BAMS
Ayurveda,
Hi , you have control on diet, physical exercise daily 45 mins, increase in take of fibers, don't skip your food it will increase your sugar levels
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I am 56 years old diabetic / Hypertensive / enlarge prostate for last three years , with medication exercise and diet control my sugar is below 105 and 150 , BP 140 / 90 and no problems on prostrate front , for last 8 / 10 days i am having loose motion which are not under control in spite of medicine the frequency is once / twice only although , what home remedy / diet control i can have

M.B;B.S, P.G.(FAMILY MEDICINE), D.O.H.
General Physician, Hyderabad
Powder of poppy seeds( gasgasaalu+) & ajwon (vaamu) one / two tsf for 2 to 3days.Once the lose motions stop you have to stop this or else you may go to constipation
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If a person is suffering with diabetes. Do we can say that the possibility for heart disease for him is higher?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
If a person is suffering with diabetes. Do we can say that the possibility for heart disease for him is higher?
Mr. Lybrate-user, you are right, when a person is having diabetes, his chances of getting a heart related problem increase exponentially. This becausediabetes affects coronary arteries and a lot of silent heart attacks are reported in diabetes patients.
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I have high blood sugar level please suggest me diets ?

MD - Medicine, MBBS
Cardiologist,
Reduce your weight. Do regular exercise. Avoid oily food and high carb food like refined sugar, rice, potatoes, refined flour like maida.
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