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Dr. Shanmugasundar

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Endocrinology

Endocrinologist, Chennai

12 Years Experience  ·  350 at clinic
Dr. Shanmugasundar MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Endocrinology Endocrinologist, Chennai
12 Years Experience  ·  350 at clinic  ·  ₹ online
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I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family....more
I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family.
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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 12 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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MBBS - The TamilNadu Dr. M.G.R Medical University, - 2004
MD - General Medicine - PGIMER,Chandigarh, - 2007
DM - Endocrinology - PGIMER, Chandigarh, - 2010
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Indian Medical Association (IMA)

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I am being diagnosed by hypo thyroid. I want to increase stamina. I am using thyronorm 125. Please give the suggestions to increase stamina and endurance. Please also mention the food not to take.(i am not taking junk food)

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I am being diagnosed by hypo thyroid. I want to increase stamina. I am using thyronorm 125. Please give the suggestio...
Homoeopathic medicine chinchona off 1x (bakson) chew 2 tabs twice daily report me after 30 days. Food to avoid in hypothyroidism linseed peanuts turnips mustard greens mustard millet cauliflower peaches coffee spinach bamboo shoots soybeans and related products canola oil foods with gluten sweet potato.

I was detected with diabetes one month ago with fasting 200. I am 46 year old male.

DM - Endocrinology
Endocrinologist
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Have a proper dietary consultation. Start exercising plus you may require medication. If you want you can consult me privately.
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I am diabetic 2, 65 years old, taking medicine want to confirm that beer consumption is harmful if taken occasionally or red/white wine is good for weight loss as indicated in your article.

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I am diabetic 2, 65 years old, taking medicine want to confirm that beer consumption is harmful if taken occasionally...
Mr. lybrate-user Singh, Alcohol in any form is bad for health in normal as well as in individuals with diabetes. Thanks.

I am a lady 62 year and diabetes from 28 year take insulin but my sugar is uncontrolled fasting morning 58 after food 320 insulin 26 units reducing in the evening near 6 p m 70 pl advice me how controlled.

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I am a lady 62 year and diabetes from 28 year take insulin but my sugar is uncontrolled fasting morning 58 after food...
Lybrate-user kailashji, from the details mentioned it appears there is a sudden increase in blood sugar after food. Fasting as in the evening low sugar can be countered by proper selection of type of insulin sued along with dosage. Plus there has to be a closer look at the dietary intake and exercise that you are doing daily. Plus now there a continuous glucose monitoring system available which when applied to your arm remains with you for 14 days, checks blood glucose level every 15 minutes (96 times a day), for 14 days, gives various graphs showing highs and lows of blood sugar, which should help your doctor to give clear guidance in terms of insulin dosage and food intake. This is called libre pro glucose monitoring system by abbott. Ask your physician or diabetologist to use and help. With regards.

Hi, I am a diabetic and take medicine prescribed by a dietician recently I have a sticky saliva sticky lips can you suggest cause for this.

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General Physician
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Hi, I am a diabetic and take medicine prescribed by a dietician recently I have a sticky saliva sticky lips can you s...
Do investigation like blood sugar F/PP, HbA1c, urine R/M . Inform reports. Meet good diabetologist with your reports.
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Diabetes- Everyone should know about (Dos And Don'ts)

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Homeopath
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While india is racing towards the no 1 country having the most number of diabetic patients, though the knowledge regarding the general guidelines about diabetes care, or dos and dont's to follow is lacking on a very large scale patients and that includes the most literate persons also.

There are a few things that matters the most which are as follows:

1) diet: most patients are in knowledge that the diet should be restricted in sweets. But rarely anybody knows that only restriction of food that taste sweet will not do the needed.

The food high in carbohydrates also must be included in the list as carbohydrates are the first line source of the body's energy store to convert them in to sugar.

E. G. Rice, potatos, bananas, or over ripen fruits.

And advice is to take them in minimum quantity instead of completely banning them.

Again how to eat? the advise is to divide your large meals in to smaller meals at the interval of 3-4 hours. Avoid eating too much at a time. Diabetes patients also should not indulge in fasting too much.

2) exercise: now many knows that diabetes is having two types: insulin dependent and insulin independent.

In the first type there is actual lack of effective circulating insulin, while the second types does have most of the time considerable amount of insulin to be used but the effectiveness is reduced. Because of the increased amount of fat deposition around cells. In that case doing prescribed exercise will not only help build the general health but by reducing the fat layer around the cells it helps the insulin to reach its effector cells and do its functions normally. Thats why exercise is one of the crucial key points in the diabetic regime.

3) regular investigation: this a very major dilema in many patients that I have observed throughout my practice. Many of the patients don't go for investigation in the fear that what if the blood sugar level comes abnormal. At that point I could remember a saying" if a cat drinks milk with the eyes closed, it doesn't mean that world does not see it.

If its already abnormal then by going for the investigation will make you aware and you can take proper preventive steps to by pass any complications that might have fall upon you.

So advise isto go for the regular blood sugar checkup at least once every two months for those whose levels remains under the normal range and often if it is uncontrolled.

And one should also think of investigated for hba1c every 3-4 months as it will give general idea of the glycemic control.

4) general prevention of complication and specific cares:

By following the above mentioned points you could easily prevent the major complications. But there are also some specific cares you should not ingnore:

Like get examined for any underlying heart condition, or opthalmic conditions, or the like, or kidney problems, or neurological involvement.

Out of these one that I care the most and patients ingnore the most is foot care: 

Why is this important: as our feet not being a vital organ we usually ignore but it can be a reason for a very major complication and even can be fatal.

How?

Because of diabetes there are very chances that any injury will not heal at a normal pace and if not taken a due care then it can turn into gangrene. Which we all know that leads to amputation and life long being a handicap. 

Because of poor supply and other vascular degeneration it can cause deep vein thrombosis means the veins in you leg gets obstructed by clotts and if such clott dislodges from there and gets in to the circulation then whenever it gets deposited it causes a grave complication like myocardial infarction (heart attack), stroke (paralysis), or other organs can also get affected.

These were some important topics that I thought the general population should know so that they can educate themselves and minimize their emergency visits to the doctors.

Being a homeopath I cannot restrain myself to propogate homeopathy because it is as a true notion that a harmless and gentle treatment, less costly than any other mode of treatment (directly or indirectly), very easy to follow (just few white sugar pills and drops of medicines), prevents the above mentioned complications, and not only that also improves the general health.

There are some homeopathic medicines well proved to be very effective and unquestionable positive effects:

E. G:- syzigium jambolanum, cephalendra, abroma augusta, uranium nitricum, phosphoric acid etc.

Note: above mentioned medicines are very useful and anybody can try but the advise is to consult the specialist as the doses and the repititions needs to be regulated case specifically.
Diabetes- Everyone should know about (Dos And Don'ts)
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My dad and mom having diabetes for past 10 years and I just turned to 24. Am afraid I'll get diabetes in my early age. Is there any chance to avoid. Because am going to get married soon.

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My dad and mom having diabetes for past 10 years and I just turned to 24. Am afraid I'll get diabetes in my early age...
Lybrate-user, your concern about developing t2 dm is quite right. Because this is a disease which does show familial trait. If both parents have diabetes then 75 % chance of children getting it. (3 out of 4 children may get). However, one thing good about t2dm is that it is a preventable disease. So if you do following things: 1) maintain normal weight, (height in cms - 100 = kgs), by regular exercise for more than 1 hour a day. 2) take a balanced diet that provides exact amount of calories needed based on ideal body weight and extent of daily exercise. 3) avoid excess sweets, deep fried foods, junk foods and pastries. Also avoid sweetened aerated drinks and fructose corn syrup containing products, high fat cheese, ghee and butter. 4) refrain from alcohol and smoking. 5) consume good deal of green leafy vegetables and salads and fruits. Also take a good deal of fiber containing foods mainly whole grain foods. If you stick these things then you can delay the onset of t2 dm or be free from it. All the best.
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can you please tell me few diet tips for a diabetic patient?

M.Sc -Food and Nutrition, B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist
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can you please tell me few diet tips for a diabetic patient?
Hi , you need to have small - 5-6 frequent meals in a day, have soaked methi dana in every morning and have drink green tea twice or thrice in a day and whole grains cereals or flour chapati. Pulses, fruits, vegetables, egg white, fish, nuts, skimmed milk and avoid all sugary foods, junks, refined and processed foods. Keep in mind the portion sizes of foods which you take. And brisk walk 30-45 minutes daily if you don't have heart problem. If you want me to make your diet plan, then get in touch via private questions. Best wishes.

My fasting blood sugar is 310 nd today and RBS recorded yesterday at 10 pm was 139. Taking Tab ZiglimM2 in morning and Tab Glyciphage in evening. Sir/Madam Can you pl suggest me new medicine. Thank you.

Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
General Physician
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My fasting blood sugar is 310 nd today and RBS recorded yesterday at 10 pm was 139. Taking Tab ZiglimM2 in morning an...
Your fasting sugar is out of order and rbs is fine, what is your hba1c, any way you have 2 options either increase dose of metformin in eve or better option is to have basal insulin at night.
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I am diabetic type-2 for last 6-7 years plus had cardiac arrest in Jan 2015. I take my cardiac related medication regularly and medication for diabetes; while my blood sugar level fluctuates rather wildly. I walk more than 8000 steps every morning for almost one hour get back home have coffee without sugar (for last 12-15 years) with two biscuits (Marie), followed by breakfast {Idly 3/4 or Dosa 2 or Upma 2 scoops or 2/3 slices of wheat bread with one egg} I have a small sized mug of porridge around 10/11am followed by lunch at 1pm {Rice (2/3 laddles) or chapati (2), subzi two scoops, liquid curry 2 scoops & yogurt 2 scoops}. Some days only there is evening coffee or tea w/o sugar and some biscuits 2nos or poha dry}. Dinner is almost same (if rice for lunch then wheat for dinner}. There is a lot of physical activity done around house plus climbing from GF to FF to roof top. Presently medication is; (a) PRAX A 75 (0-1-0), (b) Istavel 100mg (1-0-0) (c) Cardivas CR 10 (1-0-0),(d) A to Z (1-0-0) {Multi vitamin tablets} (e) Rozavel F (0-0-1), (f) Diamicron Mr. 30mg (0-0-1) Walking is no problem except need to do a slower start than what was done earlier feeling is pleasant pain & tiredness very brief which is naturally cooled off sitting shade on terrace reading morning newspapers. I can easily walk same distance in evening. Sugar level is fluctuating sometimes as low as 88/120 to as high as 150/210? How do I ensure it remains steady and thro what control? Diet? Please advice.

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I am diabetic type-2 for last 6-7 years plus had cardiac arrest in Jan 2015. I take my cardiac related medication reg...
You are perfectly following a diabetic diet and the sugar levels you mentioned are minor fluctuations and need not require extra medication
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I have been testing sugar level at home today morning it was after breakfast 2 hrs it was 125. And yest afternoon after lunch 2 hrs it was 165. I dnt know .i have started going to gym and fo walking .plz sugest me home remedies to control sugar level .

Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
General Physician
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I have been testing sugar level at home today morning it was after breakfast 2 hrs it was 125. And yest afternoon aft...
maintain ibw take balance d diet walk daily avoid sugary items fat food lead stress free life take plenty vegetables and fruits in 2 / 3 servings take high fibre low calorie food

A girl age 26 years have TSH value 79. 935 which is greater than normal TSH value 4.780, and T4 value is 0.59 which is less than normal T4 0.89, What that's means and what she do to make her TSH normal? Is she have to increase eating iodine chloride salt in food? Please suggest what to do.

MBBS, DNB
Nuclear Medicine Physician
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These values of TSH and T4 imply that her thyroid is functioning less than normal. Therefore she has to be given thyroid hormone medication from outside to bring TSH within normal limits and to bring relief to her symptoms if any. Please note that increasing iodine or chloride will not help in her case. She will have to take thyroid medication for sure. Hope this helps.
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I am 45 years old having thyroid problem, I have flat foot and bone enlargement in both the feet at the bottom of feet. doctor has told me to operate me for bone enlargement please suggest me whether operation will be suitable for me or not.

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I am 45 years old having thyroid problem, I have flat foot and bone enlargement in both the feet at the bottom of fee...
Take some physiotherapy sessions first. If it doesnt get even little better thn think of surgery. The problem is called calcaneal spur

I am 59 years old man and voluntarily checked fasting and pp bl glucose and it was found to be 106 and 216 mg/do respectively. I have not been taking diabetes tab till now. Pl advise me whether am diabetic? And suggest to control bl glucose thro non medicine means as well thro tab.

M.sc in dietetics and community nutrittion management
Dietitian/Nutritionist
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I am 59 years old man and voluntarily checked fasting and pp bl glucose and it was found to be 106 and 216 mg/do resp...
Yes, this is the symptom of diabetes. Do regular exercise and maintain a proper body weight. Along with this follow balanced diet. Eat lots of fibrous fruits, vegetables. Drink lots of water specially before meals. Avoid sugar, sweetened juice, soft drinks, fast foods, junk foods. Take small amount of foods. Take stress free rest. Take nutritional supplement in this regard.

Diet for hyperthyroid?

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Ayurveda
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Hi diet for hypothyroid should be designed to prevent flares of symptoms that could disrupt your everyday routine. There are some food items that you should take or avoid in hypothyroidism . Food to take - oats , brown rice , pumpkin , cucumber , carrot ,sunflower seeds ,whole grain product ,onion , garlic food to avoid - cabbage , brocolli , soya , canola oil , radish , mustard , peanuts

I am taking medicine for B P and Sugar. Both under control. I am very found of Pea Nuts and daily I used to eat a fistful of Pea Nuts. Is it healthy or harmful?

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Endocrinologist
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I am taking medicine for B P and Sugar. Both under control. I am very found of Pea Nuts and daily I used to eat a fis...
Mr. lybrate-user, Eating about 30 to 50 g of peanuts per day is good. TThey provide a good quantity of proteins plus some fats. There is very little carb, so hardly cause any blood glucose rise. Thanks.
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I am 32 year old lady suffering infertility problem . Doctors said no problem to me and husband. My marriage is two years before. Please give valuable suggestion.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda
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I am 32 year old lady suffering infertility problem . Doctors said no problem to me and husband. My marriage is two y...
There is a term called unexplained infertility. Suggest you that do not try. Let it happen on its own. Stress also effects hormons. Suggested to get panchakarma procedure done from an ayurved doctor. It will elp you more.

MYAGE IS 68 YRS. I HAVE BEEN TAKING ATTIVIN 2 FROM THE LAST 5 YRS. IS THERE ANY WAY T GET RID OFF FROM THIS AND ENJOY natural sleep. I do not have any other dease like blood sugar etc. But my bp remains 100/138 even after taking arbitel h. Pls suggest. Thanks n regds Amrik badhwar.

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MYAGE IS 68 YRS. I HAVE BEEN TAKING ATTIVIN 2 FROM THE LAST 5 YRS. IS THERE ANY WAY T GET RID OFF FROM THIS AND ENJOY...
Dear lybrate user do not depend on medicines to get sleep. To get good sleep drink a cup of milk everynight before bed. Have some stretching exercises or little walk before sleep. Apply coconut oil on soles and little massage. Keep your bowel movements regularly. Listen pleasant music.

She is having two cyst in thyroid gland. What does it mean? Can these cyst be removed by medicine.

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
Endocrinologist
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She is having two cyst in thyroid gland. What does it mean? Can these cyst be removed by medicine.
Cyst in thyroid needs further investigation. All cyst do not require removal. So first things first. Get to know the reason of these cysts and there prognosis before getting worried about surgery or treatment.
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I am having hyperuricemia. I took Feburic 40 mg tablets, 2 times a day for 15 days. Now my Uric acid serum is 4.8. However the joints of my fingers and toes pain. The pain is more after work, more in cold. Better by rest and warmth. What should I do?

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Physiotherapist
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I am having hyperuricemia. I took Feburic 40 mg tablets, 2 times a day for 15 days. Now my Uric acid serum is 4.8. Ho...
A good way to diffuse general body pains: 1.take a long hot bath in water in which a few cups of Epsom salts have been added. 2.If you suspect your body and pains are due to stress-get plenty of sleep and try to reduce or eliminate the cause of your stress. 3.Meditation, deep breathing and yoga.
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