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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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My friend has thyroid. She is taking thyroid medicines from last one year but her TSH level is increasing very slowly. Dr. has told her to go for iodine therapy. Want to know what is this and what is the side effects. And we are going to get married soon so I want to ask that if we go for iodine therapy. Does will get any problem for having baby. And what is the effects for pregnancy of thyroid. We heard that thyroid person does not conceive. Can any Dr. will tell me the full details about thyroid. I am really afraid. Thank you.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Hi. Lybrate user. 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 / and take consultation with endocrinologist. You can also consult us. Thanks.
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I am always having pain in both leg. I am also had hypothyroidism. Pain radiate from back. What is the cause and treatment. Please help.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Rajsamand
Pain radiating means threre is compression on nerve. It may be because of slip disc, spondylosis, tight pyriformis etc consult with nearer physiotherapist doctor. Physiotherapy is the only treatment for your condition. If you don't want to go for surgical option. It will be treated with electro modalities, manual therapy, exercise therapy etc.
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During my first delivery (5years back) I got thyroid problem and taking medication. Now my age is 36 years planning for 2nd baby, is it advisable please suggest me.

MBBS
Sexologist, Panchkula
Get your thyroid profile done to look for levels of t3, t4 and tsh and tell me the report for better guidance and treatment.
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I am 67 years old female. 8 years ago I was prescribed thyronorm o.75mcg along with thyrowel. I stopped taking thyrowel after 6-7 months on may own. Today my tsh is 5.35. T3, t4 are normal. Will taking both medicines again now help? I am feeling extremely tired all the time. Please suggest.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
It is important to continue taking tab thyronorm. Thyrowel is just a supplementary drug, has really no direct impact on tsh level or other thyroid hormone levels. If you have stopped that it does not matter at all. Thyronorm is actually the thyroid hormone which is t4, that has to be consistently taken. May I know what is your weight and are you execising regularly? because to be healthy it is essential to exercise.
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In my recent blood test, my SGOT and SGPT levels are 50 and 87, and my thyroid test TSH (CLIA) LEVEL is 9.25, which are above normal. Please suggest, what should I do? Is there something really very serious?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Mr Ashish, The liver enzymes show a marginal increase, where as TSH level is very high, signifying presence of hypothyroidism. This needs immediate treatment with thyroxine tablets. If you are taking alcohol then it is better to stop that habit, which will help reducing liver enzymes. But hypothyroidism needs to treated urgently.
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What is the solution for a person suffering from diabetes from year? Is there any chance of total cureness?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
1.Do regular aerobic exercise for 1 hour daily (brisk walking,jogging,running,swimming,cycling etc) 2.Reduce weight if overweight 3Control diet a)Avoid sweets, sugar/honey, milk, excess calorie and carbohydrate rich diet like white bread, cereal,rice, pasta b)avoid all refined food like maida, pasta, starchy food like rice, potato, bakery item, processed food,. c)include more fiber like pulse,green leafy vegetable, legume. d)Avoid sweetened fruit like banana,mango,litchi, chickoo,sapota, seethaphal jack fruit,grape etc. can have fruits like guava, pineapple,papaya, orange, mousambi, strawberry, watermelon, pomegranate, jack fruit, sweet potato e)Avoid white/polished rice, take unpolished rice like brown rice/wheat/Jowar/Ragi,moong and chana Dal. f)Avoid ghee/ butter./coconut oil/excess salt intake like papad/pickle. g)Avoid red meat.take fish/chicken. h)Avoid alcohol and carbonated drinks like soft drink 4.Adhere to a strict diabetic diet by consulting Dietitian 5.Monitor your fasting, PP blood sugar 3 monthly and HbA1c six monthly 6.Consult diabetologist for advice and treatment
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Hi there, I need advise on diet. I,m prediabetes with 6.2 hba1c level. And having low BP issues with the reading always below 100/70. I'm over 80 with the height of 5.6, so pls also add tips to reduce weight and have normal BMI. Regards

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Dear Lybrateuser, - You can control your blood sugar & reduce weight by dietary modifications & by doing regular exercise - increase your fibre intake by having more of fruits & vegetables including green leafy ones & other seasonal ones, have whole grains instead of processed foods beans, sprouts, legumes, pulses, these will provide you with energy & keep you full - try to combine a carb with a protein like cottage cheese, peas, yogurt, tofu, soy product to keep your blood sugar stable - restrict fried, junk, processed foods, sweets & aerated drinks, also only 1-2 cups of tea, coffee per day - have 4-5 small meals including snacks rather than having three large meals, chew your food well, restrict portion size, be regular in your meal timings, do not skip meals - for your BP take adequate water & 8-10 glasses per day sprinkle a pinch of salt on your food, do regular exercise like brisk walking, jogging, swimming for 30-40 min, do moderate weight lifting at least twice a week, also do yoga for 5-10 min in the morning - check your weight, BP once a week, also check sugar, cholesterol regularly.
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I've been thin all my life until I discovered that there are supplements that can increase my weight. I started drinking supplements. I drink three glasses a day. I've gained 20 pounds since, and I'm now at 125 pounds, but I'm still underweight. During the past three months. Please suggest me proper medicine.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
When you are trying to gain weight, you should eat food the rich in vitamins and minerals. 1. Healthy food includes meat, egg, milk, fruit vegetables, fruits, and nuts. Cashews, almonds, dates, walnuts, dry grapes, apricots, peaches are some of the dried fruits and nuts that can be added to breakfast, salads, cereal and desserts. Sesame seeds, ground nuts, and peanuts also contain fats in them and can help in adding that extra pounds you desire. 2. Sometimes loss of appetite may also cause weight loss. So you should take following remedies improving weight a]triphala kadha 4tsp before lunch and dinner b]amala juice 4 tsp + sugar 2 tsp+ honey 2 tsp empty stomach in the morning umami flavor increases satiety and enhances appetite. Due to improving hunger and digestion whatever you will eat more and even you eat more it will digest properly and your weight will increase naturally without any supplement.
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Hello Doctor, I'm 25. My father has diabetes and his father had too. What should I do to avoid getting diabetes? Please advice.

PGDD, RD, Bachelor of Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Hye. Thanks for the query. You need to maintain a healthy lifestyle and healthy weight. A healthy lifestyle involves, choosing a balanced diet and healthy eating plan. A healthy eating plan: Emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products Includes lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts Is low in saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, salt (sodium), and added sugars Stays within your daily calorie needs A healthy eating plan that helps you manage your weight includes a variety of foods you may not have considered. If" healthy eating" makes you think about the foods you can't have, try refocusing on all the new foods you can eat—  Fruits ― don't think just apples or bananas. All fresh fruits are great choices. Be sure to try some" exotic" fruits, too. How about a mango? Or a juicy pineapple or kiwi fruit! When your favorite fresh fruits aren't in season, try a dried variety of a fresh fruit you enjoy. One caution about canned fruits is that they may contain added sugars or syrups. Vegetables ― try something new. You may find that you love grilled vegetables or steamed vegetables with an herb you haven't tried like basil/tulsi. You can sauté (panfry) vegetables in a non-stick pan with a small amount of cooking oil. Commit to going to the green grocery and trying a new vegetable each week. Calcium-rich foods ― you may automatically think of a glass of low-fat or fat-free milk when someone says" eat more dairy products. But what about low-fat and fat-free yogurts without added sugars? These can be had in a wide variety of flavors and can be a great dessert substitute for those with a sweet tooth. A new twist on an old favorite ― if your favorite recipe calls for frying fish or breaded chicken, try healthier variations using baking or grilling. Maybe even try a recipe that uses paneer or soya nuggets in place of higher-fat meats. Healthy eating is all about balance. You can enjoy your favorite foods even if they are high in calories, fat or added sugars. The key is eating them only once in a while, and balancing them out with healthier foods and more physical activity. Some general tips for comfort foods: Eat them less often. If you normally eat these foods every day, cut back to once a week or once a month. You'll be cutting your calories because you're not having the food as often. Eat smaller amounts. If your favorite higher-calorie food is a chocolate bar, have a smaller size or only half a bar. Try a lower-calorie version. Use lower-calorie ingredients or prepare food differently. For example, if your kheer recipe uses whole milk, ghee, whole fat cream try remaking it with non-fat milk, less ghee, light cream. Just remember to not increase your portion size. The point is, you can figure out how to include almost any food in your healthy eating plan in a way that still helps you lose weight or maintain a healthy weight.
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I have autoimmune thyroiditis. Many doctors abroad suggest a diet free from gluten for hypothyroidism. (1) Should I too consider it? And even if I do follow gluten free diet (2) will I benefit from it because I have autoimmune thyroiditis? And While following gluten free diet (3) what options I'm I left for eating because everything contains some amount of it? I want the answers in the sequence I asked please.

MBBS, MD
Endocrinologist, Delhi
Autoimmune thyroiditis is very common condition. Out of all hypothyroid patients more than 90% have autoimmune cause means your body is producing antibodies against your own thyroid. So do not worry so much, just control your hypothyroid with thyroid hormone under supervision of Physician.
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Hi I am 50 yrs old n last 25 yrs have hypo thyroid. + high bp and weight is too high 90 something. So pl gave ans what can I do. Now altroxin 100mg+bp tab. Continue thanks and reply

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
continue your thyroid medicine.and High 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. Avoid fast foods,oily foods,junk foods,alcohol,smoking,fatty foods, non-veg.,avoid stress, take green veg., whole grain.garlic,. Take anti cholesterol medicines .
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My son 8 yrs old having type-1 diabetes, insulin 2 times a day, dose 9 units morning, 6 in evening. I tried best of nutrition but still his glucose levels variate from 60-70 at morning n 400+ in evening i. E. High fluctuations. Pls advise.

Pediatrician, Pune
Can consult your pediatrician, can use glargine insulin with premeal actrapid for better control, take opinion of your treating doctor, in addition diet, exercise should be planned for better control.
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I am a female aged 55 years I have been diagnosed with diabetics bp and thyroid and now cholesterol is a problem please suggest me how to control ?all these is sugar in the urine ok or is there is a complication.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Urine sugar appears only after blood sugar has crossed the renal threshold of 180 which means blood id always in dangerous hypoglycemia. Test your fbs< rbs edit a
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My father got thyroid. We had test from Lab and they said THCL is 179. Something. But the doctor said that they have not did proper report. I want to know is it possible thcl 179.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Mr Tasveer, Is he on treatment for hypothyroidism? If yes what is the dose being taken? Secondly the level mentioned by you of 179 is of what, plus there is no mention of any unit. So difficult to comment. If you have any doubt please get the test repeated, that will clarify the situation. Are you referring to TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone)?
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I am 57 years old, male and Asthmatic since birth. As a backup to medicines, can I use Pulmocare powder to give strength to my lungs? Does it contain sugar, as I am Diabetic? If so, is there any alternative like Pulmocare? Please confirm.

PGP In Diabetologist, Fellowship in non-invasive Cardiology, MD - Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Delhi
pulmocare is a protein supplement ,like any other protein powder. It cannot give strength to your lungs. It is recommended only for those people who have poor appetite and food (protein ) intake. try having balanced diet with milk,dal,soyabean, eggs etc. It is not sugar free, and not recommended for diabetic patients. do regular exercise and pranayam to improve lung power.
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I am 35 years old. I'm having metabolic syndrome. What is the condition? In this case the sugar level will be high always? What should be the food habits to be followed?

LCPS, BAM&S
General Physician, Pune
Metabolic syndrome occurs because of stress, obesity and irregular diet. You need a good advise on lifestyle and stress management. See a lifestyle consultant and follow his advise. Herbal treatment creates lasting results.
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What is the major reasons for increase in number of diabetes patients in indian. What is the measures required to check this increase in number of patients? capsicum how much helps in curing this?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Now a days there is increase incidence of obesity which leads to dm and eating more of junk food also is one of the factor and life style changes also contribute to high incidence of dm in india and we require to exercise daily and eat food with low glycemic index levels and any green vegetables helps in controlling sugar levels of the body.
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My globulin is 4.2. S. G. O. T is91, s. G. P. T is 107, and alkaline phosphate is 209. My weight is 71kg height is 167cm. My sugar is border line since five to seven years. I was not taking any medicine for sugar but from two to three month I am taking brg34 for sugar. I have no problem at all but my routine checkup show these results. Please advise me. Thanking you.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Eat a high-fiber diet. Get insoluble and soluble fiber. Limit foods that are high in fat. Choose lean meats. Incorporate probiotics into your diet. Eat on schedule. Stay hydrated. Kindly mention your fasting and pp blood sugar levels and revert.
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What is the mail symptom of thyroid desires. Since I have had thyroid in childhood.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Mr. Lybrate-user, it would have been better if you had mentioned what was the condition that you had as a child. Because thyroid is an endocrine gland present in all of us. It produces hormone thyroxine, which is essential for development and functioning of brain, for a large number of metabolic activities in the body. Deficiency of that hormone causes hypothyroidism and excess causes hyperthyroidism. So it is unclear by saying" I have had thyroid" hypothyroidism causes swelling of face & lower limbs, slow heart rate, tiredness, early fatigue, dry hair, dry skin and hair fall, difficulty in speech, inability to concentrate, weight gain, in females irregularity of menstrual cycle, excess flow, plus anxiet and depression. If untreated can cause serious consequences. Hyperthyroidism causes loss of weight, increased heart rate, palpitation, protruding eyes, anxiety, agitation, sexual disturbances etc.
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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
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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