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Dr. Shanmugasundar

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Endocrinology

Endocrinologist, Chennai

13 Years Experience  ·  0 - 500 at clinic
Dr. Shanmugasundar MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Endocrinology Endocrinologist, Chennai
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Dr. Shanmugasundar is a trusted Endocrinologist in K M Speciality Hospital, Chennai. Doctor has had many happy patients in his/her 13 years of journey as a Endocrinologist. Doctor studied and completed MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Endocrinology . You can meet Dr. Shanmugasundar personally at KM Hospital in K M Speciality Hospital, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Shanmugasundar on Lybrate.com.

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Education
MBBS - The TamilNadu Dr. M.G.R Medical University - 2004
MD - General Medicine - PGIMER, Chandigarh - 2007
DM - Endocrinology - PGIMER, Chandigarh - 2010
Awards and Recognitions
Topper in Physics and Maths
College Topper in surgery
AV Gandhi award for best Clinical Accumen in Endocrinology
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College Topper in Medicine
College Topper in Physiology
College Topper in Anatomy
Department Medal in Anatomy
University Topper in Anatomy
Department Medal in Surgery
Department Medal in Medicine
College Topper in Microbiology
Professional Memberships
Indian Medical Association (IMA)
Endocrine Society of India(ESI)
American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE)

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Hi I am 34 yr old male. Was detected with hyperthyroidism. Taking thyronorm daily morning. Was advised to continue for life. Can this not be brought under control or cured by any other means. I mean I don't want to take these pills for life.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
You have hypothyroidism and that can be controlled only by taking thyroxine tablets for life. There is no other treatment.
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It was diagnosed that my mother aged 65 years and has diabetes. She also has a lot of itching on her hands and there are dark patches on her hand as it itches. She also has tiny lumps on her hands. Has high bp. Kindly advise the medicines she needs to take.(In 2007 she had a 1kg mass removed from her stomach, also had hernia operated in Kidwai hospital. But still there is a small lump in her stomach. Kindly advise.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
It was diagnosed that my mother aged 65 years and has diabetes. She also has a lot of itching on her hands and there ...
First thing is her sugar levels should be well controlled, so she has to take appropriate medicines regularly, if possible she should exercise at least 30 to 45 minutes a day. Follow all dietary restrictions as advised. For other problem of the mass in the abdomen (earlier removal and present one) only a surgeon can advise, hence please do consult one.
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My fasting sugar is 136 and pp after 2.30 hrs 150. During day hours I eat as usual and found sugar level less than 140. My age is 65 years. BP 140/86 around with telmisartan 29 mg and 2.5 mg amlodipine Hb1ac 7 and triglycerides 282 two months ago 7. Tmt, echo, ecg creatinine checked in Feb -all normal. Please suggest me how can I bring fasting sugar level. From last 2 days I am following 1200 calories chart.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My fasting sugar is 136 and pp after 2.30 hrs 150. During day hours I eat as usual and found sugar level less than 14...
Mr. lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. The values of blood glucose mentioned show that diabetes is fairly controlled. Ideally fasting should be <100 mg, PP 160 to 170 mg & HbA1c%<7. As regards BP systolic should be a bit lower, closer to 130 mm. And diastolic closer to 80 mm. TGL level is high. We may have to give a closer look at all the drugs and see if anything can be improved. By simple modifying the lifestyle almost everything can be corrected. Regarding TGL some drug may be required. Thanks.
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I am58 years old T3 2.60, T4 22.30 AND TSH 0.02 AND TPO 1300 PL clarify the results thanks k laxmidevi.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I am58 years old T3 2.60, T4 22.30 AND TSH   0.02  AND TPO 1300  PL clarify the results thanks  k laxmidevi.
from reports it seems to be a picture of hyperthyroidism....i need to have details of your symptoms first like palpitations..loose stools..tremors.. etc before starting your medications....till then just consume non-iodized salt in your diet instead of iodized one
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My father has diabetes, type 2. He is already getting treatment but I want good result to diminish it from roots. Is it possible. What should I do.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
My father has diabetes, type 2. He is already getting treatment but I want good result to diminish it from roots. Is ...
1.Do regular exercise 2.Reduce weight if overweight 3Control diet 4.Avoid sweets, excess calorie and carbohydrate rich diet. 5.Adhere to a strict diabetic diet by consulting Dietitian 6.Monitor your fasting, PP blood sugar and Hba1c three monthly 7.Consult diabetologist for advice and treatment
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I feel giddy after I have my breakfast. My usual sugar level is 150 pp. I am on Dibonil home tabs 2 before breakfast and 2 before dinner. But still I feel giddy. Please advice.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I feel giddy after I have my breakfast. My usual sugar level is 150 pp. I am on Dibonil home tabs 2 before breakfast ...
Reduce the dosage to one instead of two at a time and even than if you feel giddy than we have to examine you.
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I am in diabetics from last 5 yrs but n control now I have average 175 with tablet, I m taking gliclazide 80 and metformin 500 each one daily, now I want stop it please guide.

MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Stopping medicine will only worsen your diabetes. Any doctor will suggest you to continue the medicine
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Are dates can be consumed by patients having Diabetes mellitus type 2 and if yes then in how much quantity?

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Endocrinology, DNB Endocrinology, MNAMS, Speciality Certificate (Endo. & Diab.) (MRCP, UK), Fellow of American College of Endocrinology (FACE)
Endocrinologist, Delhi
Are dates can be consumed by patients having Diabetes mellitus type 2 and if yes then in how much quantity?
They are never a good idea as dates are rich in fructose and sucrose which increase blood glucose values rapidly
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My mom is having pain in her shoulder. She consulted many doctors. But her pain still persists. She is a diabetic patient. Her shoulder pain is there for the last 6 months. She is using some belt in her shoulder which gets heat. Kindly help my mother to get rid of this pain.

MD - Medicine
Endocrinologist, Ahmedabad
My mom is having pain in her shoulder. She consulted many doctors. But her pain still persists. She is a diabetic pat...
Seems to be frozen shoulder due to high sugars or other complication. See needs to go for physiotherapy and ultrasonic diathermy of shoulder joint for partial relief.
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I have thyroid related problems hypothyroidism what effects may increase in older ages. Please advise.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have thyroid related problems hypothyroidism what effects may increase in older ages. Please advise.
Some of the common symptoms of hypothyroidism are: • Extreme fatigue • Forgetfulness and confusion in thought process • Feeling cold all the time • Repeated bouts of constipation • Dry skin • Bloating or fluid retention in the body • Stiffness in joints and muscles along with aches and pains Depression
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Can a diabetics person consume Dates, and if yes then what is the consumption per day?

MBBS, MRCGP ( UK), Diploma in Diabetes (UK), DFSRH (UK), DRCOG (UK)
Endocrinologist, Hyderabad
Can a diabetics person consume Dates, and if yes then what is the consumption per day?
Hello, Dates are a good source of fibre, energy, antioxidants minerals and vitamins. But it has glucose in considerable amounts too. Hence if you consume too many of them it would raise your blood glucose levels. I would suggest you can take about 3 medium sized dates in a day. Thank you.
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7 Skin Problems Diabetes Gives You

MD, MBBS
Dermatologist, Delhi
7 Skin Problems Diabetes Gives You

7 Diabetes Related Skin Problems

Diabetes is a metabolic disorder, chiefly caused by insulin fluctuation in the body. A study shows that, 1 out of 3 people suffering from diabetes are likely to develop a skin condition sooner or later; and in some cases, these skin problems serve as symptoms of diabetes. Although these skin problems can be cured easily if treated early, proper care must be administered at all times. Here are 7 skin conditions that affect diabetics:

1. Bacterial infection

Although anyone can get a bacterial infection, people suffering from diabetes are likelier to contract them. Usual bacterial skin problems that tend to trouble diabetics are boils, lumps near the eyelids, nail infections and carbuncles. Diabetics are also prone to infections deep in the skin and of the underlying tissues. The affected area is usually warm, red and swollen.

2. Fungal infections

People who have diabetes have an increased risk of contracting the fungal infection, especially the one known as candida Albicans. The fungus tends to create a red, itchy rash, which is surrounded by blisters and scales. These are usually found in warm places of the body like the armpits, or between the fingers of the hand or perhaps even the toes. Common fungal infections in diabetic people include athlete's foot, jock itch and ringworm.

3. Tingling and itching

Among the many causes of itching, diabetes is one. Yeast infection, dry skin and poor circulation are the primary causes of itching among patients of diabetes. Usually, the lower part of the leg tends to itch the most, if poor circulation is to be blamed.

4. Skin problems related to neuropathy

Diabetes can be the cause of nerve damage in some cases; and neuropathy is a common symptom of diabetes. This type of damage can cause a loss of sensation in a part of the body. On event of an injury, one may not be able to feel it. As a result, an open sore or wound, if left unattended, can develop into an infection.

5. Digital sclerosis

Digital sclerosis, a condition marked by tight, waxy, thick skin that develops on the back of the hand, is common among people who have type 1 diabetes. In this condition, the joints of the fingers get stiff and, thus, lose their mobility and elasticity. Skin of the toes, forehead and knees may also get affected.

6) Xerosis

Xerosis is another common skin condition that accompanies diabetes. In this condition, the skin becomes very dry and itchy.

7) Acanthosis nigricans

Acanthosis nigricans is the condition where diabetics get darkening of skin leading to skin tags around neck and armpits.

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IS IT A MYTH OR REALITY THAT IN DIABETES THERE IS AN ERECTION problem. HOW TO OVER COME IT.

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
IS IT A MYTH OR REALITY THAT IN DIABETES THERE IS AN ERECTION problem.
HOW TO OVER COME IT.
Hello- Its a fact not a myth. Healthy body metabolism can produce a healthy sexual system. Diabetes is a metabolic disorder and is always associated with sex problems like early ejaculation, erectile dysfunction or loss of interest in sex. Normal sex medicines will not be beneficial in a diabetic person. You need to start specialized Vajikarana treatment of ayurveda which contains aphrodisiacs specially made of the diabetic patients.
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Hi Doctor. I am 35 and suffering from thyroid & over weight around 100kg. Day by day I am getting dull and my sexual life Is getting effected. I don't feel excited and full of energy as in the past. Request if you can suggest some solution.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Hi Doctor. I am 35 and suffering from thyroid & over weight around 100kg. Day by day I am getting dull and my sexual ...
Mr. Lybrate-user, looking at your height and weight you have grade 1 obesity. Hypothyroidism induces weight gain, particularly if not well controlled. It is necessary to maintain tsh levels between 3 to 4 milli units /ml when on treatment, then only one feels energetic and weight reduction efforts will be fruitful.
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My fasting sugar in blood is 98, Is It the sign of diabetic person? How can I reduce my sugar below 90 without medicine?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My fasting sugar in blood is 98, Is It the sign of diabetic person? How can I reduce my sugar below 90 without medicine?
Mr. lybrate-user, The mentioned blood glucose level is absolutely normal. Following are the various criteria to decide about diabetes: 1) Normal: Fasting:70 - 110 mg/100 ml, PP <140 mg, HbA1c%<5.9 2) Pre-diabetes: FBG:108 to 125 mg, PP 141 to 199 mg, HbA1c% 5.9 to 6.4. 3) Diabetes: FBG 126 mg and above, PP: 200 mg and above & HbA1c% 6.5 and above. Thanks.
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My father is diabetic empty stomach 180. What to do cure it and from last few month he used to split cough everyday around 4 or more times but he never tells he is suffering from cough I don't know why please doctors suggest to cure his sugar plus his cough as his splitting habit is irritating me a lot so I want to cure it please help.

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
My father is diabetic empty stomach 180. What to do cure it and from last few month he used to split cough everyday a...
Get blood sugar fasting, pp and hba1c and xray chest cbc esr. Avoid sugar in diet, have green vegitable, increases activity. Diabetes need treatment if life style changes fails and based on investigation reports.
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Sir, my uric acid level is about 6.00. Please write me homeopathic med for lower the level of uric acid.

PGDHHM, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Sir, my uric acid level is about 6.00. Please write me homeopathic med for lower the level of uric acid.
Normal uric acid level are-3.5 to 7mg/dl. Your level is normal at present. You may limit intake of alcohol, sugary foods and reduce purine rich foods like meat, poultry, seafood and pulses. Vegetables such as cauliflower, asparagus, spinach, peas and mushroom also contain a lot of purines. Hope this helps u.
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Hello. Has diabetes from past 5-6 years no family background has diabetes. He is suffering from Muscular dystrophy from past 10-12 years he can't walk or stand only sitting and sleeping no exercise has more he will control in food and also from past 3-4 months he is not using white rice for his food he is intaking (foxtail Millet) and also taking tab Glynase MF morning and night from past 2-3 years approx please suggest him to control the sugar level correctly food items to in take not to intake. Sugar level (Fasting Blood 181 mg/dl- Urine Trace. Post Blood 297 mg/dl- Urine 0.5%) In this test the post sugar level has increased on last tests it was post <200.

M. sc Psychology, BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Hello. Has diabetes from past 5-6 years no family background has diabetes. He is suffering from Muscular dystrophy fr...
He can take Jawar rotis&Pulkas daily with large Q of Vegetables curry. Let him take more water. That too in morning with empty stomach, 2-4glasses of luke warm water&in whole day minimum 3 litres suggested. Sprouts without salt but pepper powder can b added. Avoid red chillies or that powder&Use green chillies in that place. Let him take daily 10-12 Soaked Fenu greek seeds in morning with empty stomach, which shows good effect on Sugar levels. &in the same way, Consumption of Methi leaves also should be increased. These are all few tips. In Homeo, There r good remedies. For further help, try to consult.
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I am 38 yrs male having thyroid and the main problem is when I seat and do work every thing is fine but when I walk I feel like imbalance and losing control. Please advise.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
This can be due to cerebellar disorder. Kindly attach your thyroid profile and revert back to me for further assistance.
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I am 43 years old I have severely affected in back pain and joint pain due to uric acid. Kindly give your valuable guidance for control the above.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
A high uric acid level can be caused when your body either produces too much uric acid or your kidneys don't eliminate uric acid rapidly enough. A high uric acid level may cause increasingly frequent attacks of gout, or it may never cause problems. A high uric acid level may also cause some people to develop kidney stones or kidney failure. And some people with a high uric acid level also develop high blood pressure, heart disease or chronic kidney disease, but it's often unclear whether this is a direct cause or merely an early warning sign of these conditions. Factors that may cause a high uric acid level in your blood include: Diuretic medications (water pills),Drinking too much alcohol,Genetics (inherited tendencies),hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid),Immune-suppressing drugs,Niacin, or vitamin B-3, obesity,psoriasis, Purine-rich diet — organ meat, game meat, anchovies, herring, gravy, dried beans, driedpeas, mushrooms and other foods Renal insufficiency — inability of the kidneys to filter waste Tumor lysis syndrome — a rapid release of cells into the blood caused by certain cancers or by chemotherapy for those cancers,Also, you may be monitored for high uric acid levels when undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment for cancer. Avoid protein diets, avoid more milk products. bad habits , fast food/fat/oily,salty foods. Coffee, smoking, alcohol intake. Non-veg., take whole grain,oats,green veg.,plenty of water in day time, 1 glass of water at night before bed.
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