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Dr. Selvapandian

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Dr. Selvapandian is one of the best Endocrinologists in T.Nagar, Chennai. You can visit him/her at Bharathiraja Superspeciality Hospital & Research Centre in T.Nagar, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Selvapandian on Lybrate.com.

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No.20,G N Chetty Road, T.Nagar. Landmark:Opp To Buhari Hotel & Near Vani Mahal Signal, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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How to regulate uric acid level in your body? What are the symptoms of increased uric acid in body?

M.D.(AM), B.A.M.S.(PB)
General Physician,
How to regulate uric acid level in your body? What are the symptoms of increased uric acid in body?
symptoms - pain in metacarpo phalangeal joints espi. distal like great toe , stifnes of joints, swelling of effected joint latr on , weakness lateron ...for controll , avoid high protein diet ,take plenty of water ,regular walk . ok . take care
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Diabetes and Your Pancreas: Things You Should Know!

D ( Diabetology), AFIH, DNB (F.MEDICINE), MBBS
General Physician, Pune
Diabetes and Your Pancreas: Things You Should Know!

You pass by that cake shop and happen to glance at a sumptuous chocolate cake, and then realization dawns on you that you are not allowed to eat simple sugar. Why? The answer to it is diabetes, for which you only have your pancreas to blame. Situated behind the stomach in your body, the pancreas is an organ whose role is to produce hormones and enzymes that aid in the digestive process. One of the hormones that the pancreas produces is insulin which is required by the body to metabolize sugar that is present in various foods.

So, if your pancreas does not produce the required amount of insulin or fails to utilize insulin effectively, it leads to accumulation of glucose in your blood. The improper functioning of the pancreas leads to diabetes. There are four types of diabetes and they are classified with respect to the manner in which the pancreas mal-functions:

  1. Type 1 Diabetes: In this type, the immune system of the body wrongly attacks the insulin producing beta cells of the pancreas. This impairs the ability of the pancreas to secrete insulin, thus leading to Type 1 diabetes. However, even after extensive research in this field, the exact triggers haven’t been found yet.
  2. Type 2 Diabetes: Type 2 Diabetes develops when the body becomes resistant to insulin. It can either mean that the pancreas is producing less than normal insulin or the body is not being able to utilize the produced insulin effectively. Factors such as a poor diet and lack of exercise increase the risks of Type 2 Diabetes.
  3. Pre-diabetes: Pre-diabetes is a condition wherein the blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be considered as ‘diabetes’. It can again occur due to a reduced secretion of insulin or the inability of the body to utilize the insulin effectively.
  4. Gestational Diabetes: This type of diabetes can develop only during pregnancy. This occurs primarily as the placenta, that connects the fetus with the body’s blood supply, produces hormones that impair the functioning of insulin. This type of diabetes can affect both the mother and the child.

Another common link
Pancreatitis is a condition that is marked by an inflammation of the pancreatic cells. This inflammation can damage the beta cells that produce insulin, thus resulting in diabetes. Factors that contribute to it are a poor diet, lack of exercise, presence of excessive calcium in the blood or excessive alcohol consumption.

How can you avoid the same?
It is best that you incorporate lifestyle changes if you have any of these disorders, and talk to your doctor about a treatment plan. Making a few simple lifestyle changes such as eating healthy, avoiding smoking and exercising on a regular basis can reduce the chances of you suffering from both diabetes and any other pancreatic problems. 

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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I am diabetic on insulin Novomix units at am and at pm. Today post was 186. With certain 1000. Am and pm. How to reduce the dose and improve my health. Morning sickness, legs burn, memory loss. Getting tired after 2 hous of work.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS), PG Dip Panchakarma, PG Dip Ksharsutra For Piles, Pilonidal, Sinus & Fistula Management, Post Graduate Diploma In Hospital Administration (PGDHA), Certificate In Diabetes Update
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
Hi, when u ask it mean your health is at better mode n requesting best! its best thing. Its drawback of modern medicine in spite of your good glycemic control u tend to land in nutritional set back n u may land in diabetic complications so like what u r facing now, maintain healthy habits of Balanced Exercise n Diet is turn key things. I request u to enroll for Rasayana (Rejuvenation ) therapy in ayurveda u' ll find difference
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I was gone through a Heart Checkup. My ECG and Echo with color doppler are normal. Fasting blood sugar is normal. HDL 38 and LDL 176. I am 48 years of age and smoke occasionally with no bp and no diabetic. Dr. advised Crestor 10 Mg bed time and TMT. What is your opinion?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Cetificate Course In Thyroid Disorders Management (CCMTD)
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I was gone through a Heart Checkup. My ECG and Echo with color doppler are normal. Fasting blood sugar is normal. HDL...
Mr. lybrate-user, If ECG & Echo are normal and if you have no symptoms related any cardiac problem, TMT is not necessary at all. Taking Atorvastatin 10 mg may be useful to reduce LDL. Thanks.
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My mother is suffering from diabetes from last 5 year & also she overweight. But from last few month she is having problem in breathing in night. If she can walk few step she feel very tired. Please help for treatment. Amit Kumar.

MPhil ( Foods and Nutrition), M.Sc.(Food Service Management and Dietetics)
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore
My mother is suffering from diabetes from last 5 year & also she overweight. But from last few month she is having pr...
Hi, Kindly get her kidney function tests done as early as possible. Increase the consumption of green leafy vegetables. Regards,
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I did the diabetic test my fasting is 109 and post meal is 189 and my age is 38 this is the first time the pre diabetic has detected. Is this can cured or it will be a lifetime.

MBBS, MD - General Medicine
Endocrinologist, Faridabad
I did the diabetic test my fasting is 109 and post meal is 189 and my age is 38 this is the first time the pre diabet...
You can delay or prevent onset of diabetes by diet especially calories and fat content regular exercise You can contact me privately with dietary and physical habits for proper control you need to lose at least 10 kg weight.
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Is tender mango leafs and some kind of wood available in maker useful in treatment of diabetes? Present level is 246. Please also suggest what kind of food to be taken and which is not to be taken? Also my hair is falling.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Cetificate Course In Thyroid Disorders Management (CCMTD)
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Is tender mango leafs and some kind of wood available in maker useful in treatment of diabetes? Present level is 246....
Thanks for the query. Blood glucose level of 246 mg (fasting or PP not mentioned), is very high. It shows there is confirmed diabetes. This needs to be treated with appropriate drugs. So called other remedies do not help in controlling high blood glucose. Along with proper drugs, restricted diet and regular exercise are also equally impportant in achieving good blood glucose control. Ideally when in control Fasting glucose should be < 100 mg, PP 150 to 160 mg & HbA1c% <6.8. It is absolutely essential to achieve good control. Otherwise you are inviting serious long term complications of diabetes affecting all the vital organ systems in the body. As regards the diet you should avoid sweets, deep fried foods, junk foods, pastries, bakery items and food made of maida. Plus avoid colas and alcohol. Increase the intake of green leafy vegetables, fruits and salads. Always use whole grain flour for roti and chapati. Total caloric intake has to be based on your ideal body weight (52 kgs). Thanks.
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I am 46 years old and diabetic II since 2002. At present I am taking Amaryl 2mg (daily one tab) -- glucophase 500 mg (daily 3 tab) ---Cardace 2.5 mg (daily 1 tab) Januvia 100 mg (daily 1 tab. At presently by HbA1C is 7.4. Please advice.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I am 46 years old and diabetic II since 2002. At present I am taking Amaryl 2mg (daily one tab) -- glucophase 500 mg ...
your medicines are good ..but what is your fasting sugar ..pp sugar levels..hba1c is near to target of 7... just follow these tips to control diabetes 1-Losing Extra Weight:-helps lowering blood pressure and cholesterol too. For woman: waist of 80 cm or more & for man: waist of 90 cm or more are at risk 2- Constant and regular food timings :-improves metabolic activity and helps in reducing weight. 3- Split your meals and eating in moderate 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 .Eat your food slowly, chew well. 6- Proper Exercise and work outs:- Brisk walking for 30 min. atleast five times a week is the best and easiest way of exercising. You can also try Cycling, swimming, dancing. Timings for exercise should be fixed and regular. Avoid heavy exercise. Do not eat right away after a workout . 7-constant and regular timings for medication 8-Avoid fried foods and meat: Limit fats and sweets. Rather choose a variety of foods including whole grains, fresh vegetables, salads, fruits, low fat dairy products. 9- Take high-fibre and complex carbohydrates:-like oats as they are easily broken down to basic sugars. Add whole grain foods in your diet. Avoid carbohydrates like 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.
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I am 16 years old and I am suffering from pcod and later on I found that I am also suffering from thyroid due to high tsh level. My doctor gave me a medicine called thyronorm and after taking this medicine I have started losing too much of hair. What should I do?

DGO, MD, MRCOG, CCST, Accredation in Colposcopy
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
I am 16 years old and I am suffering from pcod and later on I found that I am also suffering from thyroid due to high...
You need to get your thyroid function tests rechecked in 6 weeks to see if it is the correct dose for you. Also you need to get a complete hormonal profile done for pco as disturbances in these can also be related for hair fall.
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