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Dr. Sashi Shyamsundar

Endocrinologist, Chennai

500 at clinic
Dr. Sashi Shyamsundar Endocrinologist, Chennai
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Dr. Sashi Shyamsundar is a renowned Endocrinologist in Alwarpet, Chennai. You can consult Dr. Sashi Shyamsundar at Dr. Sashi Shyamsundar@Girishwari Hospital in Alwarpet, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Sashi Shyamsundar on Lybrate.com.

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Please guide me for fatty liver and hypo thyrodism. I am 50 years. Last year May I told that I have fatty liver and hypothyroidism. I took acupressure and was ok. But again my chest is paining. My eyes are bulgy and pains when I lift heavy object. I do not feel hungry. But keep on eating through out the day. I am suffering from mood swings and many times feels neglected. My weight is same 72 kg. But I look heavy. I have black patches on my face. And my face became dull and pale. May be hemoglobin level is 9 for last one year. Please guide me.

BAMS, MD (Panchkarma)
Ayurveda, Mumbai
Please guide me for fatty liver and hypo thyrodism. I am  50 years. Last year May I told that I have fatty liver and ...
Hello lybrate user, thanks for writingi you want permanent cure fatty liver, hypothyroidism, mood swing, black pathch on face than you can take our research oriented holistic medicines for assures results. Tips for you 1. Avoid soya products, cabbage, broccoli, lady finger. 2. Avoid oily, deep fried. 3. Eat plenty vegetable and fruits. 4. Have spinach soup, tomato soup 2 to 3 times per week. If you have any questions you can contact us by lybrate.
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Have hypo thyroid since 3 years and throxin norm is not suiting. What do you have to treat me. Weight gained 25 kg. Very forgetful memory and sleepy all the time without doing anything. Thank you.

MBBS, MRCGP ( UK), Diploma in Diabetes (UK), DFSRH (UK), DRCOG (UK)
Endocrinologist, Hyderabad
Have hypo thyroid since 3 years and throxin norm is not suiting. What do you have to treat me.
Weight gained 25 kg. V...
Hi, It would have been useful if you mentioned the reasons why Thyronorm was not suiting you? Further you did not mention the results of your thyroid function tests. I feel that based on your symptoms your Thyroid function tests may be abnormal. The symptoms that you are describing are of hypothyroidism, so looks like the dose of Thyronorm was not sufficient. Plan: Please get your TSH, fT3 and fT4 done. See an endocrinologist who can prescribe alternative brands of the thyroxine hormone drug. Thank you.
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Diabetes Health Tip

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Diabetes Health Tip
Chinese foods are worst for diabetics:


High-calorie, high fat, high-sodium, and high-carb chinese food dishes can spike blood sugar dramatically and keep it high for a while. The biggest offenders include fried entrees such as orange chicken and sweet and sour dishes, which contain breading and are served swimming in a sugary sauce.

Have this instead: if you enjoy chinese food, prepare a modified recipe at home using steamed veggies and low-sodium, low-fat condiments and flavorings. Reducing sodium can help lower blood pressure and decrease the risk of heart attacks. Skip the white rice and noodles; have brown rice or wild rice instead.
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I have habit of eating sweet things excessively.Is there any danger of diabetes? My father is diabetic.

MD - Consultant Physician
General Physician, Mumbai
Since your father has diabetes, it is advisable that you take care. Excessive sweets will make you put on weight and that is a well known risk factor for the development of diabetes.
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Hello doctor my mom is having high blood sugar for last few years and high bp also. We have been to several doctors and also checking her diet. She takes a dose of insulin overnight b4 meal. And takes rice only once in a day. Yet her sugar level is more than 280 (pp) most of the time. What should we do further and if you can suggest any diet for her. Would be thankful.

MBBS, MD
General Physician, Bangalore
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my mom is having high blood sugar for last few years and high bp also. We have been to several doctors a...
susmita your mother can take rice. We have to understand that we indians luve on rice. But please mix chapati with rice. her sugars are high and needs further control. please get HbA1C URINE routine and microscopy. creatinine and reconnect
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My father is suffering from diabetics and my mother from bp, thyroid and other. Please advise.

Diploma in Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Secunderabad
My father is suffering from diabetics and my mother from bp, thyroid and other. Please advise.
Hello mithalal, hope they are under regular medication as doctor prescribed. But adding on, if you they have a healthy diet plan, would add up to health. Father diabetics 1. Do regular exercise for 30 mins 2. Avoid high carbohydrate food and go with more protien sourced food like soya wheat 3. If father is a non-veg, boil mutton (don't cook) in a purified water with salt and pepper and drink juice. And can eat that mutto. 4. After protein, vitamins and minerals. Every day 13vitamins and 11 minerals required. Go add more color to your diet. With all kinds of fruis and vegetables. 5. Fish oil or omega-3 added advantage 6. Fiber - after lunch fiber has to be intake. It helps to reduce post lunch diabetes. For mother bp and thyroid. 1. Fiber 2. Vitamins and minerals. Every day 13vitamins and 11 minerals required. Go add more color to your diet. With all kinds of fruis and vegetables. 3. Fish oil or omega-3 added advantage 4. B-complex give me a private message, may cost you 100/- rs. I will give you the complete diet plan along with suggested food supplements. We do home visit also. As I am also from hyd. Happy to help you with more info. Have a nice day.
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I have diabetes problem from a long time is there any way that I can avoid regular medicine dose? Please tell me.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I have diabetes problem from a long time is there any way that I can avoid regular medicine dose? Please tell me.
why would u like to avoid medicines ?? ure fortunate that u live in an era when we have so much treatment options for diabetes treatment...take medicines regularly to avoid its complications...And follow these simple advices -Eat regular meals throughout the day at same time everyday. Avoid skipping meals. -Include high fibre foods at each meal i.e.Legumes (beans/lentils, nuts (almonds, walnut, eggs etc) – -Take fruit as a healthy snack i.e. Apples, pears, papaya, mausami, jamun, guava -Avoid: grapes, mango, bananas, jackfruit,cheeku . -Vegetables to be included in plenty-at least 2 servings per meal. Include foods like daliya, oats, -Reduce the fat intake, fried foods, cakes, pastries and foods containing palm oil and coconut oil. Reduce salt intake in the diet to 1 tsp or less per day.Limit intake of sugar and sugary foods like sweets. if so desire can take sugarfree as sugar substitute .
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My grandfather age 75 years and his diabetes patient. 2 month before doctor say chance of kidney failure. 1 report 1) haemoglobin-9.70 2) serum creatinine-4.50 After 10 days report 1) haemoglobin-9.70 2) serum creatinine- 4.77 It is serious problem sir kindly tell me fast.

MPhil ( Foods and Nutrition), M.Sc.(Food Service Management and Dietetics)
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore
My grandfather age 75 years and his diabetes patient. 2 month before doctor say chance of kidney failure. 1 report 1)...
Hi, Yes, it is serious, as the kidneys have got affected due to Diabetes. Proper medication n Good diet will help him manage the situation. Do call me for any help on diet, as I'm a Renal Dietitian. Regards, Uma.
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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 am 45 yrs old because of diabetes, I tired too much, calf paining, weakness. I have to wake 4 to 5 timesun night for urinal. So I could not sleep. What should I do? Some one told me when rhe stem cell taen by bone marrow then there is problem. please let me know.

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I am 45 yrs old because of diabetes, I tired too much, calf paining, weakness. I have to wake 4 to 5 timesun night fo...
stem cell is taken at the time of delivery, keep blood sugar level in normal range by taking medicines, then there will be no problem. thanks
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My uric acid level is high n pain in left foot in thumb. Please tell me what is the reason.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
The best treatment of gout consists of restoring the balance of vata (air element) and detoxifying the blood. High protein diet should be avoided in cases of increased uric acid. Take maha rasnadi kwath 2-2 tsf twice a day. Take maha yograj guggul 1-1 twice a day. Kaishor guggul and chandraprabha vati 1-1 twice a day. Avoid junk food. Fermented food. Spicy food. Tea. Coffee. Do pranayama early morning. Avoid alcohol consumption.
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Respected sir /ma'am I am a diabetic patient and 41 years old since yesterday I have pain in the backside Center just behind the chest Just for few mins what could be the reason for this ! Please reply asap Thank you !

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Respected sir /ma'am  I am a diabetic patient and 41 years old since yesterday I have pain in the backside Center jus...
due to toward bending and bad posture. so posture correction must avoid Long sitting toward bending computer work. do hot fermentation and stretching exercise of neck and shoulder. if it work then OK otherwise physiotherapy treatment for 7 days best for u
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How to increase protien intake. Im a diabetic man. Which is the best protien that I should prefer.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
How to increase protien intake. Im a diabetic man. Which is the best protien that I should prefer.
Mr. lybrate-user, if you take eggs regularly then that is one of the best types of protein that can be taken particularly in diabetes. Most protein supplements contain fair amount of carbs and also fat, but egg white is pure protein (albumen) and is the best type of p Thanks. Rotein containing all the essential amino acids.
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What are the symptoms of diabetes. My weight is 65 kg and my father is a diabetes patient. Is this disease genetic?

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
What are the symptoms of diabetes. My weight is 65 kg and my father is a diabetes patient. Is this disease genetic?
Type 1 Diabetes is genetic and passed through genes. This usually appears in children or teens. .. Type 2 Diabetes is not genetic and it is acquired due to excessive/rich food. It is a lifestyle disease. It is a modern day disease and it can be prevented by proper diet and exercise.
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I am a diabetic patient from last six years. I am in medicines and doing some morning exercise and walking to burn calories apart from this any things more required to do as I am on 37 years old.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am a diabetic patient from last six years. I am in medicines and doing some morning exercise and walking to burn ca...
Mr Prabhat, To give any guidance I need to know present fasting and PP sugar levels, HbA1c%, weight and height, dietary pattern and extent of exercise. It is better if you come in a private conversation with all the details, where I will be able to give specific advice. In the mean time take diet that provides exact calories based on your ideal body weight, sugar levels and extent of daily exercise. Refrain from alcohol and smoking. Consume good deal of green leafy vegetables and salads.
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I am having diabetes. So I wanted to know what should my meal contain and how many times a day can I eat what should it include so it don't cause high sugar level?

MBBS, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
I am having diabetes. So I wanted to know what should my meal contain and how many times a day can I eat what should ...
In diabetes meal portion size matters. You can eat frequent small meals instead of 1 large meal. A normal person eats around 3-4 times a day. Diabetic person should eat atlest 6-8 times a day but in small portion at a time. Normally high fibre content in diet delay carb absorption and prevent blood sugar peaks. Anything which will take time to digest in stomach is good for diabetes. For example if you are eating an apple then you should eat entire apple and not just inner pulp. The outer cover (chilka) is also important. In normal diet anything which has cover or chilka on it will take time to get digested and prevents sudden blood sugar peaks.
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I am 52 years old. My insulin (novomix penfill) intake 32units in the night and 28 units in the morning along with zoryl m4 forte in the night and klobizide 5/500 day time. And my sugar levels are 125 fasting and 180 post prandial. How to reduce the medication. My body wt is 86 kgs.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Mumbai
Dear , your bmi is 25.7 which makes you slightly overweight. This increases a insulin resistance and thus will play a role in keeping your blood sugar high. A proper measure for knowing and managing your diabetes will be to ensure a hba1c below 6.5%. Regarding diet, we indians have high carbohydrate diet. You have to closely observe your plate and you can come up with a better diet plan for yourself. To simplify it, identify the items which are carb rich in your plate and try to compensate the same with protein and fibres, for eg cut down a roti and increase sabji, dal or salad. To have a better control you can do a monthly self glucose monitoring 3 times a day and keep a track of your food with it. Check fasting sugar, sugar one hour prior your lunch and 2 hrs post lunch, and note down the details of your breakfast and lunch items. Modify as per my earlier suggestions and within a week you will see your blood sugar level responding. Best of luck.
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Sir very good morning sir my mom have sugar so please tell me what to eating so please tell me sir.

DIPLOMA IN DIABETES (U.K), M.D INTERNAL MEDICINE, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Chennai
Sir very good morning sir my mom have sugar so please tell me what to eating so please tell me sir.
U can give complex carbohydrates like wheat, bajra, ragi. Add good vegetables. Leafy vegetables. And some fruits like apple, papaya, guva etc buttermilk. Some mild soup is also ok.
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I am a diebetic, latest hbaic is 9.0 %, mean blood glucose is 211.6 mg/dl urine chemical examination shows glucose positives (traces) please help me.

BAMS
General Physician, Delhi
I am a diebetic, latest hbaic is 9.0 %, mean blood glucose is 211.6 mg/dl urine chemical examination shows glucose po...
Get kft done & please mention currently which medicines you are taking & in which dose. Then revert.
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My father is 60 years old. He has heart problem and sugar but both are maintained with proper medication. But from last month their appetite is reducing day by day from 4 roti to 1-2.He keep saying that I am not hungry I do not know why? Their body also started looking thin and weak. Please help I am very worried about him.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My father is 60 years old. He has heart problem and sugar but both are maintained with proper medication. But from la...
Mr. Lybrate-user, you have not mentioned his height and weight to find out what is his bmi. Plus it would have been better if you had mentioned his blood glucose (fbs< pp & hba1c%) and bp readings. If a person is of 60 plus, then eating 1 to 2 roti per meal is absolutely fine, unless a person does strenuous exercise or excess physical activity. Sometimes if bllod glucose is not in proper control there is a possibility of the person feeling hungry all the while. Ideally when in control fbs -should be ccloser to 100 mg, pp between 150 to 160 mg hba1c%<7. And bp 130/30 mm hg. So please come back with those details. Thanks.
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