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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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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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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
College Topper in Microbiology
University Topper in Anatomy
Department Medal in Surgery
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Department Medal in Medicine
College Topper in surgery
College Topper in Anatomy
College Topper in Medicine
College Topper in Physiology
Topper in Physics and Maths
AV Gandhi award for best Clinical Accumen in Endocrinology
Department Medal in Anatomy
Professional Memberships
Indian Medical Association (IMA)
Endocrine Society of India(ESI)
American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE)

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How to get reduce sugar percentage in our body?

CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
Endocrinologist,
How to get reduce sugar percentage in our body?
Are you asking about reducing blood sugar in a diabetic person, if so following are the things one has to do - take prescribed medication regularly, avoid direct sugar, sweets, deep fried foods, fruits like mango, banana, chikkoos and grapes. Exercise for 1 h daily, maintain near normal weight.
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My daughter is 12 years old. I got a thyroid profile test done for her as she is slightly overweight and could not reduce.The test results came as follows: please advise t3 total 1.56 t4 total 8.90 tsh 6.43.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
My daughter is 12 years old. I got a thyroid profile test done for her as she is slightly overweight and could not re...
you can give her tab. thyronorm 0.25 mcg before meal in morning. IN 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 consult doctor on time. t
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Sometimes I feel so intensely hungry. Also starts sweating a lot at the same time. And feel totally exhausted. Only after eating something (specifically sweet) immediately and resting for 10-15 min I start to feel totally normal. I had my sugar level checked and it was normal. What else should I be taking care of?

BHMS
Homeopath, Bangalore
Sometimes I feel so intensely hungry. Also starts sweating a lot at the same time. And feel totally exhausted. Only a...
Hello strictly follow these advices: 1)Take small frequent meals 2 hrs once take salads,cut fruits,,v just have a idea of eating 3 times a day which is really not correct, 2)Always keep some sugar or chocolates with u,whenever u feel weak take them.. 3) Keep a check on ur bp,i feel its low..if low take some extra salt,if high don't.. 4)Take adequate amount of water,if u feel taking plain water is not helping add some salt n lime n some sugar n take it... 5)Never let urself get dehydrated..
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I am very very big lover of sweets but the main problem which come between us is diabetes. How can I Control it.

B.Sc.- Food & Nutrition, M.Sc- Food Science & Nutrition, NET (LS)
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Kolkata
I am very very big lover of sweets but the main problem which come between us is diabetes. How can I Control it.
Sweets are unhealthy even for a non-diabetic person as sugar gives empty calories, increases weight & makes you addictive. You need to control your temptation to have sweets by- 1. Having enough protein & fibre in your meals 2. Having small frequent meals at regular intervals 3. Taking a piece of sweet fruit when craving for sweet occurs- ex: mango/ dates/ jackfruit/ watermelon/ banana. 4. Weighing the disadvantages & advantages of having sweets & explaining yourself.
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I am suffering form diabetes for last three years but I am not able to keep my sugar level in control. What should I do for keeping my sugar level in control.

LCPS, BAM&S
General Physician, Pune
I am suffering form diabetes for last three years but I am not able to keep my sugar level in control. What should I ...
Diabetes cannot be cured but controlled if you walk for 40 m. Every day, keep a strict diet and take regular medicines. The treatment of diabetes has to be monitored every 3 months by a diabetes specialist.
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Hi ,My mom is 50 years old and she have diabetes and high blood pressure both. From last 1-2 years she is losing her weight so badly. Can you help something to gain some weight of her.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Kolkata
Hi  ,My mom is 50 years old and she have diabetes and high blood pressure both. From last 1-2 years she is losing her...
Using sugar free and salt free diets on every 4 hrs. Avoid ghee. She can take sugar free multi nutricious powder, taken apples, pomegranate in small quantity on 2 days interval after lunch. Do thyroid tests. And haemoglobin. Report after that.
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I am a diabetes patient. My blood sugar levels are 140/220 Fasting and post lunch. I Consume whiskey almost every alternate day. 3 pegs of 60 ml. I do not exercise at all. Find difficulty in walking even for few metres. Can't balance myself. Always have a fear of falling. Specially on very smooth surfaces and uneven surfaces.

Practical Course in Diabetology, POST GRADUATE COURSE IN DIABETOLOGY, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Jammu
I am a diabetes patient. My blood sugar levels are 140/220 Fasting and post lunch. I Consume whiskey almost every alt...
Control diabetes strictly and take multivitamin cap regularly which contain alpha lipoic acid and vitamin. B12.
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When anybody suffer from diabetes, doctor suggest to walk in the morning & evening. But which is the best sport for diabetes? Badminton, swimming etc.

BSc - Food Science & Nutrition, PGD in Sports Nutrition and Dietitics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
When anybody suffer from diabetes, doctor suggest to walk in the morning & evening. But which is the best sport for d...
Hello, Any form of aerobic exercise is good. Provided you don't overdo it. Walking is the most comfortable and effectively free of cost hence more recommendable.
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Hi My uncle is 48 years old and have diabetes, his thighs have some big dark spots and sometimes sugar level goes too high what should he do to control sugar level especially related to food items what he eat?

BHMS
Homeopath, Secunderabad
Hi , homoeopathy is the permanent solution for this problem. Is he feeling any itching and burning sensation on those spots? may I know his recent fbs and plbs levels?
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Madam I am diabetic from last 10 years now I am 30 years old I am insulin dependent. During the day my sugar levels are almost good. But my fasting sugar levels are so much raised. My diet does not have any irregular item I eat as my diet plan but I don't know why sugar levels are raising. Please advise me what to do.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bundi
Madam I am diabetic from last 10 years now I am 30 years old I am insulin dependent. During the day my sugar levels a...
Without altering your present regime of treatment, I want to your consent to start parallel herbal diabetes support formula. As you improve slowly, more changes can be seen. It's slow but effective. Pl start with drinking/ sipping cinnamon and Withania coagulans strain daily morning and evening. For further advise pl consult.
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In my family my grandmother, father is diabetic. Can it affect me? and how to loose weight?

MBBS, MD - Medicine
General Physician, Delhi
In my family my grandmother, father is diabetic. Can it affect me? and how to loose weight?
You have a high chance if getting diabetes since you hv a family history. Keep a healthy lifestyle. Increase thirst, increased frequency of urination are some initial symptoms of diabetes but it can vary from being completely asymptomatic to non specific symptoms like weakness, loss of weight, tingling in feet, dry mouth, blurry vision, burning during urination. You need to follow a healthy lifestyle to prevent such metabolic diseases. Type 1 usually occurs at younger age due to insulin deficiency and treated with insulin injections. It can't be cured completely but you can keep it controlled by taking these precautions.
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I am having some thyroid problem-hypo thyroid and am using thyronorm 75 mg for the last two years. Is consumption of this tablet continuously in anyway harmful? And have I got to take this tablet throughout my life.

Practical Course in Diabetology, POST GRADUATE COURSE IN DIABETOLOGY, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Jammu
I am having some thyroid problem-hypo thyroid and am using thyronorm 75 mg for the last two years. Is consumption of ...
yes, it has to be taken throughout. But it's dose keep on Changing. At times you get very low value of TSH and land up with hyperthyroidism, that is the only thing which should be avoided. For this continous monitoring is required.. atleast once In three months. Otherwise there is no harm to take it lifelong.
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I have thyroid condition like fatigue, dry hair ,skin allergy ,ear infection, body temperature is 97.2,memory problem, difficulty concentration ,tiredness, lack of motivation, anxiety, panic attacksbut my thyroid blood levels are in normal range. Can thyroid problem be there despite of normal blood levels. Is bioidentical thyroid hormonal therapy available in india?

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine), EULAR Certified, Fellowship in Diabetes
Rheumatologist, Pune
I have thyroid condition like fatigue, dry hair ,skin allergy ,ear infection, body temperature is 97.2,memory problem...
Hi, Usually for so many symptoms to occur, the thyroid hormone levels should be quite low. Hence it is unlikely that you have a thyroid problem. Please check your 'Free T3 & Free T4' levels to confirm the same. Thyroid hormone therapy if taken without the presence of hypothyroidism, is actually quite harmful. In addition, similar symptoms can occur simply due to depression & associated disorders. Please check your 'core' body temperature also. Regards.
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My mother age is 72yrs, she is suffering diabetes since 15 yrs, she is using medicines regularly, last month her fbs is 62, plbs is 103, last month she used gliminyelem2, this month physician wrote to use medicine gliminyle mv1, is it okay to use the gliminyle mv1.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
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) 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. 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. I assure you a proper guidance. If you keep in touch.
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How to cure thyroid problem?

MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist,
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. Proper follow up you can feel better and reduce weight also. Take treatment for hypothyroidism :- tab. THYROXINE is used in hypothyroidism. And dose are according to level of thyroid for life time. Do Tests thyroid profile every 3 to 6 months. And consult doctor regular on time.
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Kindly suggest a medicine for Uric Acid which is economy in price.

MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist,
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. Take tab. Zyloric 100 mg once a day. Tab. Ulracet sos for pain in joints.
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Hi, i am 36 old female,my sugar levels are 146 fasting and 240 pp, i am taking 1 tab of Glycomet everyday but my sugars levels are not controlled. Kindly revert what medicine should i take.Thanks

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General Physician, Mumbai
Can you tell me the dose of metformin you are currently taking? please message me in private chat and I will send you the complete prescription.
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I am 45 years old male. My uric acid count is within the range but on the higher side of the limit. My doctor advised me to take febuget 20. Once I took it I got an immediate attack of redness and rashes on my skin. Doctor immediately asked to stop it. Please advice what should I do. Please do advice me on diet also. I try to avoid pulses, at least, I have minimized it a lot.

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. Take tab. Zyloric 100 mg once a day. Tab. Ulracet sos for pain in joints.
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I have sugar problem I have tried many medicines but it doesn't work. Can you tell how can it be cured.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I have sugar problem I have tried many medicines but it doesn't work. Can you tell how can it be cured.
lybrate-user, First thing you have to understand is that, diabetes can only be well controlled with proper medication, strict diet intake and regular exercise with weight maintenance. There is NO CURE. Therefore, only alternative is to take most appropriate treatment that suits your condition. There are plenty of medicines available, which help in excellent control of blood glucose. Almost all the patients of diabetes are well controlled and that too for lifetime with proper treatment. If the disease is not controlled properly, then it affects almost every single vital organ in the body causing serious long term complications. So if you want any specific suggestion or treatment advice please come in a private conversation with following details: Fasting, PP blood glucose levels (current), HbA1c%, weight and height, diet pattern and extent of daily exercise and details of drugs being taken with dosage. Then I will be able to give specific guidance. Thanks.
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My father is 60 years old. He has heart problem and sugar but both are maintained with proper medication. But from last month their appetite is reducing day by day from 4 roti to 1-2.He keep saying that I am not hungry I do not know why? Their body also started looking thin and weak. Please help I am very worried about him.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My father is 60 years old. He has heart problem and sugar but both are maintained with proper medication. But from la...
Mr. Lybrate-user, you have not mentioned his height and weight to find out what is his bmi. Plus it would have been better if you had mentioned his blood glucose (fbs< pp & hba1c%) and bp readings. If a person is of 60 plus, then eating 1 to 2 roti per meal is absolutely fine, unless a person does strenuous exercise or excess physical activity. Sometimes if bllod glucose is not in proper control there is a possibility of the person feeling hungry all the while. Ideally when in control fbs -should be ccloser to 100 mg, pp between 150 to 160 mg hba1c%<7. And bp 130/30 mm hg. So please come back with those details. Thanks.
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