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Dr. Shanmugasundar  - Endocrinologist, Chennai

Dr. Shanmugasundar

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Endocrinology

Endocrinologist, Chennai

15 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
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Dr. Shanmugasundar MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Endocrinology Endocrinologist, Chennai
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My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well....more
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Dr. Shanmugasundar is an experienced Endocrinologist in Ashok Nagar, Chennai. He has been a practicing Endocrinologist for 15 years. He is a MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Endocrinology . You can consult Dr. Shanmugasundar at Magna Clinics for Obesity Diabetes & Endocrinology in Ashok Nagar, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Shanmugasundar on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Tamilnadu University - 2003
MD - Internal Medicine - PGIMER, Chandigarh - 2007
DM - Endocrinology - PGIMER Chandigarh - 2010
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English
Tamil
Hindi

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Magna Clinics for Obesity Diabetes & Endocrinology

old no 9, new no 12, 18th avenue, ashok nagarChennai Get Directions
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I'm 43 years old male diabetic having problem under my foot feeling burning sensation under foot.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Cetificate Course In Thyroid Disorders Management (CCMTD)
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I'm 43 years old male diabetic having problem under my foot feeling burning sensation under foot.
Mr. lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. If you have been having diabetes for a long time, then there is a possibility of developing peripheral neuropathy, which causes burning pain in the feet as well as tingling and numbness. Because of long standing diabetes that particularly if blood glucose is not well controlled then such symptoms are bound to occur. Ideally in diabetes blood glucose levels should be maiintained in following manner: FBG:<100 mg, PP 150 to 160 mg & HbA1c% <6.8. If one does not achieve these levels consistently then neuropathy is more likely to develop early. Thanks.
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I am of about 60 years old and diabetic for last 30 years. Now I feel strain on left leg and takig Evion 400 daily twice. Can I continue the same till I find recovery? Any side effect?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), M.D in Ayurveda, Ph.D
Ayurveda, Hyderabad
Not only Evion but also Plenty of milk you have to take. Because the Calcium is highly available in milk.Then your problem definitely cured. If you want quick response , the best Ayurveda medicine in your area will be available .
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I have thyroid. Can you tell me how to reduce it. What food to eat and what to do instead of medicine.

MS - ENT,MBBS
ENT Specialist, Kolkata
I am outlining  food you should avoid or restrict in Hypothyroidism. It's important  you maintain  your body weight exercise regularly. Weight gain increases thyroid hormone requirements. Avoid cruciferous   group of veggies  like cabbage and broccoli. Avoid soya bean in all forms. No soya ,nugget, chunk,tofu or milk. Limit their intake: Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, turnips, and bok choy. Cooking the vegetables can reduce the effect that cruciferous vegetables have on the thyroid gland. Limiting your intake to 5 ounces a day appears to have no adverse effect on thyroid function. Decrease gluten  intake from processed  food. Always try whole grain varieties of cereals which is rich in fibres and help improve  bowels (Take your thyroid replacement  medicine several hours before or several hours after food rich in fibres .Otherwise problem  with absorption  of hormone. 20 to 35 gram of fibres daily from all sources. Avoid excessive fatty (deep fried) and sugary food as hypothyroidism  causes your metabolism  to slow down &weight gain. Avoid highly salted food, chips,pickles, sauces as they contain  large amount of sodium .Hypothyroidism  puts you at risk of high BP and excess sodium in salt aggravates Coffee  in excess. And coffee with thyroid hormone  replacement  can prevent absorption. Alcohol. It is toxic to thyroid gland and prevents  hormone production and absorption. Hope this helps
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Diabetes and exercise: When to monitor your blood sugar

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Diabetes and exercise: When to monitor your blood sugar
Diabetes and exercise: When to monitor your blood sugar

Diabetes and exercise go hand in hand, at least when it comes to managing your diabetes. Exercise can help you improve your blood sugar control, as well as boost your overall fitness and reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke.

But diabetes and exercise pose unique challenges, too. Remember to track your blood sugar before, during and after exercise. Your records will reveal how your body responds to exercise ? and help you prevent potentially dangerous blood sugar fluctuations.

Before exercise: Check your blood sugar before your workout

Before jumping into a fitness program, get your doctor's OK to exercise ? especially if you've been inactive. Discuss with your doctor which activities you're contemplating and the best time to exercise, as well as the potential impact of medications on your blood sugar as you become more active.

For the best health benefits, experts recommend 150 minutes a week of moderately intense physical activities such as:

Fast walking
Lap swimming
Bicycling

If you're taking insulin or medications that can cause low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), test your blood sugar 30 minutes before exercising and approximately every 30 minutes during exercise. This will help you determine if your blood sugar level is stable, rising or falling and if it's safe to keep exercising.

Consider these general guidelines relative to your blood sugar level ? measured in milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) or millimoles per liter (mmol/L).

Lower than 100 mg/dL (5.6 mmol/L). Your blood sugar may be too low to exercise safely. Eat a small carbohydrate-containing snack, such as fruit or crackers, before you begin your workout.

100 to 250 mg/dL (5.6 to 13.9 mmol/L). You're good to go. For most people, this is a safe pre-exercise blood sugar range.

250 mg/dL (13.9 mmol/L) or higher. This is a caution zone. Before exercising, test your urine for ketones ? substances made when your body breaks down fat for energy. Excess ketones indicate that your body doesn't have enough insulin to control your blood sugar. If you exercise when you have a high level of ketones, you risk ketoacidosis ? a serious complication of diabetes that needs immediate treatment. Instead, wait to exercise until your test kit indicates absence or a low level of ketones in your urine.

300 mg/dL (16.7 mmol/L) or higher. Your blood sugar may be too high to exercise safely, as these high glucose levels may increase your risk of dehydration and ketoacidosis. Postpone your workout until your blood sugar drops to a safe pre-exercise range.
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My son is of 18 years and his cholesterol levels and uric acid levels in increasing. With high blood pressure. Please suggest me. Any home remedy to bring the uric acid and cholesterol levels in range. And please diagnose the reasons.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
My son is of 18 years and his cholesterol levels and uric acid levels in increasing. With high blood pressure. Please...
1.He has to go for regular exercise 2.Reduce his weight,if overweight 3.control diet by avoiding high calorie,cholesterol rich diet 4.He should avoid oily,fatty,junk food and minimise salt intake.He should avoid egg,mutton,sugary drink like soft drink etc 5.He should drink plenty of water 6.Let him practice yoga,meditation and deep breathing exercise 7.Monitor his Bp and lipid profile and serum uric acid regularly and consult physician for advice and treatment
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I have thyroid from previous 2 months I am taking medicine and I want to know which food should be avoided in thyroid.

Advance BHRT Certification, Fellowship in BHRT & Longevity Medicine, Fellowship in Endocrinology, MBBS, DOMS, MS - Ophthalmology
Endocrinologist, Bangalore
No specific foods to avoid except iodised salt. I prefer to treat using compounded Thyroids containing T3 as well as T4. As regard foods to include o r avoid - The mantra is to eat foods that are "Regional, Seasonal, Traditional"
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My father has insufficient vision in his eyes, when consult with doctor, he said blood bleed in his eye nerves. He is having sugar and bp.

FICO, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Gandhinagar
My father has insufficient vision in his eyes, when consult with doctor, he said blood bleed in his eye nerves. He is...
Hello lybrate-user. Sorry about your father's eye problem. Diabetes and blood pressure are disorders of the blood vessels. They tend to affect most of the organs in the body including the eyes. In the eye, diabetes/ blood pressure may lead to bursting of blood vessels and subsequent bleeding into the eye. This would in turn reduce the vision of the eye. In some cases, it could be improved by surgery or injection in the eye whereas in other cases, it would be irreversible. Thus, the best guide would be a retina specialist. Take the opinion and follow the advice given by the retina specialist. Feel free to contact me for further assistance. Hope my suggestions helped you. Take care-
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I am diabetic, although diabetes is well under control with medicines, but still I suffer from peripheral neuropathy. Libido very low. Erection not very good. Kindly advise.

fellowship in diabetes, Professional Training in Mind Body Medicine, MS, MBBS
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Ahmedabad
I am diabetic, although diabetes is well under control with medicines, but still I suffer from peripheral neuropathy....
hello Anand, contrary to popular belief Diabetes is not always progressive disease. It may be reversed or progress can be stopped. it might have been difficult for you but it is very important to lose weight for you. many of the diabetic medicines unfortunately increases weight. But if you reduce weight by 30 kg, your diabetes will improve and you will need very less medicine. All the problems associated will also go down. there is a general approach and a specific approach as per individual patients metabolic profile. i will give you a general approach to try for 4 weeks. 1. do not eat anything sugary or sweet. 2. eat plenty of salad in lunch and dinner 3. Eat only 3 times per day. 4. do atleast 30 min of exercise every day of any kind. you will need to continously monitor your fasting and post meal sugar and reduce dose as per advise of your treating doctor, once you start losing weight.
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My tsh level is 4.951.should I start taking thyronorm 25 mg or will it come down to normal with life style changes, exercise and diet? Very confused please help.in case I start tablet do I have to take it life long or can I stop it after 3 months.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Cetificate Course In Thyroid Disorders Management (CCMTD)
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My tsh level is 4.951.should I start taking thyronorm 25 mg or will it come down to normal with life style changes, e...
Hello, Madam, Thanks for the query. TSH 4.951 mU/L, is within normal limits. When level goes above 6 mU/L to 9.9 mU/L, it is considered as subclinical hypothyroidism and no treatment is advised. Only when TSH goes beyong 10 mU/L, treatment with levothyroxine is needed. However, in the subclinical range if a person has any severe symptoms related to hypothyroidism, then treatment is considered. So please tell me if you have any specific complaints related to hypothyroidism? If there are no symptoms do not worry. Only other issue is that if a lady is desiring to have a baby, then TSH should be maintained < 2 mU/L. Thanks.
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