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Dr. Sashi Shyamsundar

Endocrinologist, Chennai

500 at clinic
Dr. Sashi Shyamsundar Endocrinologist, Chennai
500 at clinic
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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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I am 57 male after taking food my sugar level goes to 160_165. I walk 5 km in morning and took very low sugar. What to do ?

MD - Medicine, MBBS
Cardiologist, Panchkula
If you are not taking any medicine you do not need medicines for this level of blood sugar. Avoid oily and high carb food. Increase some proteins and fiber in your diet.
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I am suffering from blood sugar. What I can do to prevent from this ?

CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
Endocrinologist,
I am suffering from blood sugar. What I can do to prevent from this ?
If you are already having diabetes, the only option is to start treatment right away, if you have not done so far. Leaving diabetes untreated is dangerous as it can affect many other organ systems in the body including eyes, small and large blood vessels, heart, kidneys, peripheral nerves, and feet. Diabetes can be prevented if care is taken before it sets in. T2 dm is a preventable condition, in pre diabetic stage, by regular exercise, strict diet, avoiding sweets, direct sugar, deep fried foods and maintaining near normal weight. (ideal body weight = height in cms - 100 x 0.9 = kgs) but as mentioned in the beginning if it already diagnosed then only way is to treat and also take all precautions.
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I am a type 2 diabetic. My fasting is 165 mg and pp 286 mg. My doctor prescribed invokana. Is it safe to take. I read this medicine is not yet approved. Please advice.

MD-Ayurveda, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Ahmednagar
I am a type 2 diabetic. My fasting is 165 mg and pp 286 mg. My doctor prescribed invokana. Is it safe to take. I read...
Don't use. Use your previous medicines or send your details of height body weight age etc will suggest you.
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I am 35 years old I am suffering from hypothyrodism . Can you advice me how to reduce my weight?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 35 years old I am suffering from hypothyrodism . Can you advice me how to reduce my weight?
Take diet for hypothyroidism:- 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 few foods in hypothroidism i.e. caffeine products tea,coffee, tabcco, alcohol / wine , kale, broccoli, spinach, mustard green, cabbage, turnip, millet, cassava, linseeds, pine nuts, soy products as soy milk, tofu, soybeans, soy souce, also avoid stress. Take Some Relax during work.
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I have some problems. I have thyroid. I used 75mcg thyroid tablets. I want leaves this problems. Please help me.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I have some problems. I have thyroid. I used 75mcg thyroid tablets. I want leaves this problems. Please help me.
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 consut doctor on time.
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I am 29 male, diagnosed hypothyroid 6 months back, tsh at first test 9.0, t3 t4 normal. Antibodies negative. I started 25mcg for two weeks and tsh 5.5 becomes.

DNB (Endocrinology), MD - General Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Ludhiana
I am 29 male, diagnosed hypothyroid 6 months back, tsh at first test 9.0, t3 t4 normal. Antibodies negative. I starte...
You have subclinical hypothyroidism. Its treatment is given in selected patients. If you have already started treatment, then I suggest two weeks is a short period to repeat the test because it takes at least 4-6 weeks for it to settle. Repeat it after 4 weeks and consult your doctor.
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I m a thyroid patient infect m a hypothyroid patient and day by day m gaining weight I know its common in thyroid but still will you please suggest me healthy diet to loose weight.

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
I m a thyroid patient infect m a hypothyroid patient and day by day m gaining weight I know its common in thyroid but...
Diet Tips: You may not eat or drink the following : Alcoholic Drinks. Butter, Margarine. Cakes, Pan Cakes, Cookies, Doughnuts, Pastries, Pies. Candy, Chocolates, Nuts. Creams, Cheese. French Fried Potatoes, Potato Chips. Pizza, Snack Foods. Gelatin Desserts, Puddings (Sugar-Sweetened). Gravies and Sauces. Jams, Jellies, Sugar and Syrup. Ice Cream, Ices, Ice Milk, Sherbets. Muffins, Waffles. Soda (Sugar-Sweetened). Cut down on salt and sugar. Eat from a small plate. Do not skip meals ? else being hungry you will overeat at the next meal. Do not eat while you are out of home Do not be tempted by prohibited foods. Keep tempting foods out of sight. Do not eat while reading, watching TV, Video or games, etc. Control your urge to eat excessive. Eat little at dinner. Eat in the same place invariably. Chew your food , never gulp it. Do not eat between meals except raw carrots. Drink 7-10 glasses of water a day. Walk after night meal. Be vegetarian to lose weight. Use skimmed milk instead of full fat milk. Avoid foods high in saturated fat and cholesterol Other Tips- Set a long term weight loss goal. Buy a reliable scale to weight yourself and a kitchen scale to weight your food. Weigh yourself quite often. When you are angry, drink water. Walk and exercise daily in the morning.
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I am facing diabetic problem in 7 month of pregnancy. Will this problem be solve after pregnancy?

Certification in Diabetes Educators Program, Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I am facing diabetic problem in 7 month of pregnancy. Will this problem be solve after pregnancy?
Gestational diabetes is generally during pregnancy, in most of the cases the sugar levels come in range after delivery. But there are chances of the diabetes persisting in some cases. So you have to be very careful and lead a very healthy lifestyle throughout your life. 1. Exercise at least 5 times per week 2. Eat whole/unprocessed foods at regular intervals, while being aware of physical hunger/fullness cues 3. Sleep 7-9 hours per night 4. Don’t engage in extreme diets 5. Stay consistent with your habits 6. Incorporate non-exercise physical activity 7. Ignore food advertising You need a diet which comprises of whole grains like jowar, bajra, wheat, brown rice, pulses like moong, musoor, bengal gram, lots of vegetables, fruits, eggs, fish, chicken, paneer, healthy oil, nuts and seeds. You need to eat them in right proportion. Avoid eating sugar and sweets, refined foods like maida, noodles pasta, White rice and products, bread. Drink a lot of water.
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What are the precautions for type 2 diabetes patients. Appreciate if you can explain in detail as your convenience. Please advise.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
What are the precautions for type 2 diabetes patients. Appreciate if you can explain in detail as your convenience. P...
Diabetes affects all organs in the body ? Eyes, kidneys, nerves, reproductive system all are affected, In fact, from toe to hair. For diabetic control, patient and doctor should be n constant touch for regular follow up and advice. It is not as easy task to control blood sugar in the desired normal range. Whatever we eat is metabolised to sugar in the body to provide energy for our daily activities. For the absolute control, one has to monitor his / her blood sugar at regular intervals (Self-Monitoring of Blood glucose ? SMBG). Though difficult, this can be done by a glucometer and keep a record. Get an idea of Fasting sugar (FBS) and 2 hours after food (PPBS),& HbA1C ( inform me ) and check before dinner and after every major food. The basic idea is to reduce the food intake to 1/3 of what you take now. The dictum of sugar control is diet, exercise, diet + medicine and at later stage medicine+ Insulin will be needed. There are different diet plans of varying calories for each person depending on his activity & life style. For sugar control there is the need for regular advice and follow up. Just one time consultation or advice is not enough to guide a diabetic in scientifically & medically correct manner. For giving you regular follow up you ask me privately with all details like your daily eating pattern and medicines you take.
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I am 27 years old and I have sugar problem for one year.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist,
There are several means to gain control over your sugar problem. Few of them as below: 1. Eating at regular intervals 2. Avoiding foods high in processed and invisible sugar 3. Good sleep hygiene 4. Consistent workouts to be able to give you specific guidelines, we would need to gain a deeper insight into your lifestyle and work with you in greater proximity. Do let me know if you're keen and we could take this prospect forward. Meanwhile, feel free to consult me privately.
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I am 60 years old my fasting blood sugar is 110 and post lunch sugar is 156.Am I diabetic? if yes,can I overcome diabetes without medicines?

M B B S, M. D (Internal Medicine)
General Physician, Nellore
Early stages. You can do diet & exercise without medications during the early stages. This will also delay the requirement for medications. Repeat sugars after 2 months of regular diet and exercise and if controlled, continue the same with regular 3 month follow up
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My mother has diabetes since 3 years. Now we diagnosed hypothyroidism. I want to know whether these two are interlinked or not?

BAMS
Ayurveda,
My mother has diabetes since 3 years. Now we diagnosed hypothyroidism. I want to know whether these two are interlink...
No this not necessary to interlink but differently treatment are there, just follow few tips and some medicine will help you better than before. Ok.
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Today I found my fasting sugar levels 103 while checking through glucometer at home although I am not a diabetic. Please suggest what to do next.

PGD Maternal Child Health, MBBS
General Physician, Akola
Today I found my fasting sugar levels 103 while checking through glucometer at home although I am not a diabetic. Ple...
You can consider your fasting sugar level to be normal. Do your Post Meal check after One and half hour of taking food and if it is below 160 mg per 100 ml of blood, then that would also be within normal range. You can also get your HbA1C and it should come not more than 5.5.
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My hands have started shirking slowly. I am a patient of diabetes and aged 64. Pl advise if there is any medicine for preventing or reversing the disease.

Diploma in Diabetology, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Srinagar
Shrinking of hands is because of loss of subcutaneous fat'muscle atrophy of hands and dermopathy' all due to advanced diabetes leading to neutopathy: needs good blood sugar control and if on oral drugs then insulin will be better anyway get assess by an good diabetolosist to look for diabetic complicstions.
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Recently my operation of gall bladder stone completed successfully. Can you tell me a healthy diet and I am also suffering from diabetes.

MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Delhi
Recently my operation of gall bladder stone completed successfully.
Can you tell me a healthy diet and I am also suff...
You should avoid fatty food and heavy intake in one sitting. Chew your food properly and keep gap of 2hrs between dinner and sleep.
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I have done hba1c test. It shows 5.8.average sugar level considering hba1c is 120 Thyroid profile also normal. Shud I be worried about diabetes Age: 31 years old. Was diagnosed wit gestational diabetes 1 year ago.

MBBS, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
I have done hba1c test. It shows 5.8.average sugar level considering hba1c is 120
Thyroid profile also normal. Shud I...
HbA1c is borderline prediabetes. Patients with gestational diabetes has increased chance of developing diabetes in future. Your weight is 64 and height is 5 ft. It suggests you are overweight. At present it is advisable to loose weight with diet and exercise. Please consult any dietitian for weight loss meal plan.
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I am 24 year old female suffering from thyroid and irregular periods from 2 years or more my weight is increased to 130 kgs and in very proportionate body shape what should I do to get in shape reduce weight and get rid of thyroid problems permanently? I am also facing body pain, breathing problem and more because of it.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am 24 year old female suffering from thyroid and irregular periods from 2 years or more my weight is increased to 1...
Hello, it's good to reduce weight at right time as many problems including irregular menses are directly related to overweight! read the following guidelines and implement them in your routine: management: 1: drink plenty of water (at least 2-3 l/d) or other calorie-free beverages. 2: be choosy about nighttime snacks. 3: enjoy your favorite foods. 4: have 6 meals per day - 3 main courses and 3 snack meals (snack meals should be healthy). 5: do regular exercises daily (start with light and later may be little vigorous). Exercise decreases the stress hormone in your body, burns calories and also increases the blood circulation. 6: eat seasonal fruits. Fruit helps to satisfy your sweet tooth thanks to its natural sugars, while fresh vegetables help you fill up more quickly. Fruits and vegetables contain fiber to help you feel full quickly. 7: eat more whole grains and cut simple carbs. Whole wheat bread, oatmeal, whole wheat pasta, sweet potato, and brown rice are all excellent sources of energy and sources of nutrition. 8: choose lean proteins instead of fatty ones. 9: cut the salt from your diet. Eating more sodium causes your body to retain water, which can cause you to feel bloated and gain more weight. 10: don't skip meals. When you skip meals, your body stops breaking down fat and starts breaking down muscle tissue. Muscle tissue burns more calories at rest than other tissues, so you're actually working against your goals 11: eat at home. Going out to eat makes it too easy to cheat. Food sold at restaurants is commonly much higher in fat, sodium, and other weight-loss killers. 12: give yourself a treat now and then. If you're attending a party or going out for a special occasion, allow yourself an indulgence. Just make sure that these indulgences don't become daily habits. Medication for obesity: start taking schwabe's phytolacca berry tablets/ thrice daily 1/2 an hr before the meals for 1 month. Thereafter revert me back for further guidance. All the best!
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My daughter is on insulin pump from past 4years 7months her HBA1c is 15.7. Dr. I request you to please give me a permanent solution for this. I am ready to go any where over the world. Please try to understand my pain by seeing her.

Diploma in Cardiology, Diploma in Diabetology, MD
Cardiologist, Coimbatore
My daughter is on insulin pump from past 4years 7months her HBA1c  is 15.7. Dr. I request you to please give me a per...
Its sad that despite being on an insulin pump still sugars are uncontrolled. The best treatment modality for a type 1 dm is insulin pump. I suppose you or your daughter is not using it properly. You are supposed to adjust /titrate bolus insulin before every meal depending on heavy the meal is or its average calorie content. Then basal insulin also has to be adjusted. You can defenitely get good glycemic control with this.
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