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Dr. Srivatsa A

MBBS, Fellowship in Diabetology, Fellowship in Diabetology

Endocrinologist, Chennai

28 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
Dr. Srivatsa A MBBS, Fellowship in Diabetology, Fellowship in Diabetology Endocrinologist, Chennai
28 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Dr. Srivatsa A is a renowned Endocrinologist in Adyar, Chennai. She has helped numerous patients in her 28 years of experience as a Endocrinologist. She has completed MBBS, Fellowship in Diabetology, Fellowship in Diabetology . You can consult Dr. Srivatsa A at Dr. Srivatsa A@Fortis Malar Hospital in Adyar, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Srivatsa A on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Gulbarga University, Karnataka - 1989
Fellowship in Diabetology - St. Barthlomew's Hospital , London - 1996
Fellowship in Diabetology - University of Manchester, UK - 1997
Professional Memberships
Indian Medical Association (IMA)

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I am 41-year-old Male. My height is 5.8 Feet & weight is 71 K.G. I had checked my HBA1C & it's 5.8. I want to know that am I prediabetes? I was doing regular brisk walk for one hour every day but due to back & knee injury, I am not doing any physical activity from last one year. I don't eat any type of sweet & no sugar intake also.

M.D. Internal Medicine
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
I am 41-year-old Male. My height is 5.8 Feet & weight is 71 K.G. I had checked my HBA1C & it's 5.8. I want to know th...
HbA1C >5.7 % confirms prediabetes status which can be managed by lifestyle modification in the form of healthy- nutritious diabetic diet and regular suitable exercises. You can also check your vit D and S.Ca levels for your back and knee problems .Some times deficiency of these two may convert your status from prediabetes to diabetes.
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Dear sir Could you please tell me is there any way to reduce permanently diabetes or have I to continue ayurvedic medicines life long. Please tell me.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Dear sir
Could you please tell me is there any way to reduce permanently diabetes or have I to continue ayurvedic med...
There is no permanent solution for diabetes. If your sugar levels are normal. Then you can continue your ayurvedic treatment.
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My father is diabetic. And heart patient also. Can you tell me proper diet chart.

MSc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
My father is diabetic. And heart patient also. Can you tell me proper diet chart.
We recommend intake of slow-release carbs (low gycemic index (GI) foods) to keep blood sugar levels even because they are digested more slowly. High GI foods spike the blood sugar rapidly, while low GI foods are absorbed gradually. We encourage eating regularly at set times. Eat smaller meals at regular intervals (6 to 7 times a day) as both overeating and starving could result in fatigue as well as cause blood sugar levels to fluctuate. The body is better able to regulate blood sugar levels—and the weight—when an individual maintains a regular meal schedule. We recommend moderate and consistent portion sizes for each meal or snack. •Reduce saturated fat and cholesterol from your diet. •Trim any visible fat off meat before cooking and remove the skin before cooking. Consume fish or chicken instead of red meat. •Instead of frying, choose to grill, broil, bake, or stir-fry. •Avoid using heavy cream, use low-fat milk. •Eat more foods rich in fiber, such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains. •Consume a low-fat balanced diet consisting of whole-grain cereals, low-fat/ skimmed dairy, fruits, vegetables, sprouts. •Avoid stimulants such as too much caffeine. •Drink 10 to 12 glasses of water everyday. •Lose weight, if overweight. Aim to maintain a healthy body weight. •Increase your level of physical activity (walk at least 45 minutes to 1 hour daily). •Meditation and relaxation techniques can help calm the body and mind, bringing them into a better state of balance. •Get enough sleep. A good night’s sleep helps reduce overall fatigue, anxiety and stress.
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My Grandpa is an diabetes patient, from last 15 years. His legs Burns from inside and it pains very much. We had taken him for checkup many Dr. says it will not be hill. Many Dr. give medicines ,many people had suggested many ayurvedic medicines or treatments but it doesn't effect so can suggest me some medicine for grandpa and it will thankful. Thank you.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My Grandpa is an diabetes patient, from last 15 years. His legs Burns from inside and it pains very much. We had take...
Mr. Lybrate-user, t2 diabetes when goes on over 10 -15 years does tend to cause a number of long term complications. These tend to occur early if blood glucose control is not good. Persistent high blood glucose damages peripheral nerve endings leading to altered sensation and a patient feels tingling, numbness and burning sensation in the lower limbs, more so in feet. One of the primary requirement is to maintain a strict blood glucose control with fbs closer to 100 mg, pp 160 to 180 mg & hba1c% <7. There are various medicines used to improve this condition like vitamin b12, lipoleic acid, folic acid combinations and drugs like gabapentine and pragabalin. Thanks.
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Thyroid Disorders: Symptoms, Treatment and Types

DM - Endocrinology, MD Medicine
Endocrinologist, Faridabad
Thyroid Disorders: Symptoms, Treatment and Types

Thyroid disorders are associated with the thyroid gland. A thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped gland situated right at the base of one’s neck. The role of the thyroid gland is to carry out numerous metabolic processes within the body. The brain regulates the functioning of the thyroid gland through a feedback mechanism. There are a number of disorders, both severe and trivial, which could affect the thyroid gland.

Main symptoms of thyroid disorders:

  1. Weight loss and weight gain

  2. Changes in heart rate (arrhythmia)

  3. Hair loss

  4. Frequent mood swings

  5. Swollen neck

  6. Sudden bouts of moderate to high fever

Other symptoms include:

  1. Numbness or a tingling sensation in the hands

  2. Constipation

  3. Abnormalities or irregularities in menstruation

  4. Brittle nails and dry skin

  5. Blurred vision

  6. Weakened muscle tone and frequent tremors in the body

Treatment Options:

Intake of thyroid hormone pills may prove beneficial. Once you start with the treatment, you may notice significant improvement within the first two or three weeks. Generally, once affected by thyroid disorders, one might have to be on these medications his/her entire life. Over time, this treatment procedure should result in lowering of the cholesterol levels, increased energy; but in certain cases, might throw up side effects in the form of sudden and unexplained weight loss.

Anti-thyroid medications help reduce and regulate the secretion of the thyroid hormone, thus treating certain thyroid disorders (such as hyperthyroidism).

Beta blockers are drugs help in reducing high blood pressure, heart palpitations and controlling heart rate.

In severe cases, such as enlargement of the thyroid gland, surgery is advised by the doctor, in which the thyroid gland is removed. Tumors or thyroid nodules are also treated by this surgical process.

In cases of thyroid cancer, besides the surgical procedure, radioactive iodine therapy (radioiodine) is recommended. This therapy helps destroy the thyroid gland and other thyroid (malignant) cells which may be taking up iodine. However, the side effects of this technique are minimal. This procedure helps to destroy those tissues which may not have been removed by the surgery. If the thyroid cancer has spread to the lymph nodes or to other parts within the body, this particular mode of treatment can be very effective.

Types of Thyroid Disorders:

  1. Hypothyroidism: This is a condition characterized by an underactive thyroid gland. In this case, sufficient thyroid hormone is not secreted in the body.

  2. Hyperthyroidism: This is characterized by an overactive thyroid gland, that results in overproduction of the thyroid hormone.

  3. Thyroid cancer: It is a type of cancer of the thyroid gland.

  4. Goiter: This is a disorder wherein the thyroid gland gets abnormally enlarged.

  5. Thyroid nodules: This is marked by swelling of the thyroid gland. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a endocrinologist and ask a free question.

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I have suffering from february; 2014 to december, 2014 with hepatities now I feel some improvement and take medicine heptrol-400mg. At present I have been suffering from diabetic. So what I will do?

M B B S, M. D (Internal Medicine)
General Physician, Nellore
What form of hepatitis are you having. You said till december, 2014. Are you saying it was cured? how long are you diabetic?
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How to reduce a sugar level diabetes, normally with simple exercise or diet plan regularly.

MBBS, MD - Medicine
General Physician, Delhi
How to reduce a sugar level diabetes, normally with simple exercise or diet plan regularly.
1. Do regular exercise for 30 minutes daily like brisk walking 2. Reduce weight if overweight 3. Control diet a) avoid sweets, sugar/honey, full cream milk, milk product excess calorie and carbohydrate rich diet like white bread, cereal, rice, pasta b) avoid all refined food like maida, pasta, starchy food like rice, potato, bakery item, processed food, c) include more fiber like pulse, green leafy vegetable, cucumber, tomato, legume. D) avoid sweetened fruit like banana, mango, litchi, chickoo, grape etc. Can have fruits like guava, pineapple, papaya, orange, mousambi, strawberry, watermelon, pomegranate, a handful of walnut daily (akhrot) e) avoid white/polished rice, take unpolished rice like brown rice/wheat/jowar/ragi, moong and chana dal. F) avoid ghee/ butter./coconut oil/excess salt intake like papad/pickle. G) avoid red meat. Take fish/chicken. H) avoid alcohol and carbonated drinks like soft drink 4. Adhere to a strict diabetic diet by consulting dietitian 5. Monitor your fasting, pp blood sugars monthly and hba1c six monthly.
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My father is 62 years and suffering from diabetics for last 20 years and now due to uncontrolled diabetics me father suffering from diabetic retinopathy and this one eye is get affected from glaucoma and unable to see from that eye is there any cure for this problem and precaution.

Diploma in Diabetology, Pregnancy & Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Prevention in Diabetes ,Thyroid
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
My father is 62 years and suffering from diabetics for last 20 years and now due to uncontrolled diabetics me father ...
First control diabetes by insulin .For retinopathy take laser and inj. To eye. Discuss and treat properly. It is serious matter.
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I am a diabetic for the last 28 years. Present sugar levels are 110 fasting and 170 post lunch after 2 hours of lunch. Erection problem. My age is 65 years male.

LCPS, BAM&S
General Physician, Pune
I am a diabetic for the last 28 years. Present sugar levels are 110 fasting and 170 post lunch after 2 hours of lunch...
Your diabetes is better understood by a test called hba1c. But your current sugar levels are suggesting you are quite close to controlled levels. So for erection failure, stress could be the cause. Relax. Take a holiday with wife. You will find happiness.
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I have 3 questions My thyroid hormone has increased from normal limit. Doctors say to have a tablet for whole life. Pl suggest me Ayurveda treatment for this. treatment for high cholesterol Treatment for Good Eye sight.

MD - Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lucknow
I have 3 questions
My thyroid hormone has increased from normal limit. Doctors say to have a tablet for whole life.
P...
We will only suggest like kachnar guggulu arjun kwath or tab for thyroid and cholesterol, while good eye sight take saptamrit loh with honey, We will complete prescription after complete consultation
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Hi my cousin has a problem with sugar nice it came to 400 out of 600 let me know where we a get a good doctor to cure this problem.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Hi my cousin has a problem with sugar nice it came to 400 out of 600 let me know where we a get a good doctor to cure...
We need to control sugar levels with medication exercise and following a diabetic diet and contact a dr who is nearby his residence
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My wife's thyroid level has been increased high and it is 6.7 what should she do.?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
My wife's thyroid level has been increased high and it is 6.7 what should she do.?
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.
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I have problem of uric acid. What I have to do to control it. It is near about 6.7. so, what to do.?

MD - Pathology
General Physician, Amritsar
Take diet low in proteins, no non- vegetarian food, no eggs, avoid dairy products, do not take beans- like rajmah. You can take vegetables but not beans and spinach. Take tablet pirox dt twice daily for pain tablet zyloric 100 twice daily till your uric acid level comes down.
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I sugar passant my sugar score 320 without eat and eat before 400 please help my sugar down tip.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I sugar passant my sugar score 320 without eat and eat before 400 please help my sugar down tip.
1.Eat whole grains such as oats, barley and rye. 2.Eat lot of vegetables such as broccoli, cucumber and carrots. 3.Don't skip meals. 4.Don't drink on an empty stomach. 5.Eat a lot of nuts such as almonds and walnuts.
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My mom 68 years old feels burning in hand and feet. No pain. No thyroid or diabetes. Only little bit high BP.

MSc Applied Biology, Diploma in Naturopathy
Ayurveda, Delhi
My mom 68 years old feels burning in hand and feet. No pain. No thyroid or diabetes. Only little bit high BP.
This is far sure it is the inner heat creating problem .check it .when BP high we have a treat mix of unsaturated fats DHA and right mix of proteins CHO and fibers .
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He is suffering from pancreatic diabetes since 2013. He was taking treviamate in place of gliclazide till 2015 with other medicine Metformin 500, Fenofibrate 145. Since he started taking gliclazide his sugar level always remain high above 250 (PP). please help. Currently we are out of country.

CDIABT, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
He is suffering from pancreatic diabetes since 2013. He was taking treviamate in place of gliclazide till 2015 with o...
For diabetes follow a diet low in carbohydrate, low in fat and high in fibre. Walking for 30 mins a day for at least 5 days in a week is recommended. Follow a stress free life. Try walking for 10-15 min after your meal. If still your pp level remains high than your medication needs to be changed.
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My father is 70 years old with diabetes and single bypass. His average sugar level is within 200. But of late, he is having 350 sugar level with severe constipation. Whatever he eats, he is vomiting and very weak. He is on insulin once daily at night, can the insulin dosage be given twice for couple of days to reduce sugar level. Two, is there any medicine which would immediately give relief from gas and constipation. For the weakness, what kind of ORS can be given to him. Please respond ASAP, this is very urgent. Thanks, Usha.

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
Endocrinologist, Delhi
My father is 70 years old with diabetes and single bypass. His average sugar level is within 200. But of late, he is ...
All the solutions and the problems that you are perceiving are completely incorrect. You cannot have a proper solution if you interpreted the problem in the wrong way in the first place. If average blood sugar is 350 mg/dl, then in itself it may cause vomiting due to a very critical problem called Diabetic ketoacidosis Or DKA. Moreover, not everything is due to gas/acidity/constipation - they are one of the problems - not the only problem. Moreover, ORS is glucose solution - never ever think about giving it to a diabetic patient without recommendation. Plus, You have stated just Insulin- please be aware that there are many variants of insulin which vary according to type, time of action, duration of action etc. These parameters decide when and in which frequency insulin would be advised.
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I m allergic asthma nd diabetic. Allergic asthma is 20 years old nd diabetes is 1.6 years old. Fasting is under control but blood Pressure crossed 180 to 220. Last two years I am allergic to colds No medicine . Work when cold

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
I m allergic asthma nd diabetic. Allergic asthma is 20 years old nd diabetes is 1.6 years old. Fasting is under contr...
Start some medicine for high bp. Get pft to confirm asthma. Asthma preventor drugs by inhalation with spacer keep your diabetes under control. For cold can take antihistamine.
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My mom has been suffering from diabetes for the past 5 years and before 2 years she has been facing thyroid problem when she got it the range was 9.59 from the range of 0.30 to 5.5 then the range was in total control 0.23, the thyroid was in control but the moment she left having medicines of thyroid now the range is 15.2 I wanna know is there a way to get total cure from thyroid because she fed up of having tablets yes she takes diabetes pills regularly but suggest some way to get cured from thyroid thank you.

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
My mom has been suffering from diabetes for the past 5 years and before 2 years she has been facing thyroid problem w...
Please understand that Thyroid medicines are for life. There is no permanent cure available for this problem. She will have to take these medicines forever. Just ask her to treat these pills as friends for life. Just like taking roti and dal. These medicine also can be taken. Her weight is also high. She needs to reduce it else her sugar levels will go out of control. Follow these rules for diabetic diet. 1. Eat every two hours mini meals. Don't eat big meals. Take more green vegetables/salads. 2. Eat whole grain food/grains like ragi, wheat, jowar instead of refined grains like maida/ sooji/ white bread etc. 3. Reduce foods with high GI Index like potato, white rice, banana, mango. 4. Avoid all forms of simple sugars like Colas, juices, sweets, cakes, biscuits, pizzas, noodles etc. 5. Eat daily fruits with low/medium GI index like apple, guava, mosambi, orange. 6. Eat lot of proteins like dals, sprouts, egg, chicken etc with every minimeal. 7. Drink lot of water. One glass every hour. 8. Do at least 30-45 mins of exercise everyday.
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Is vitiligo (skin problem, white spots) linked to diabetes. If no then what is the cause behind it. How it can be cured.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Diploma in Dermatology
Ayurveda, Faridabad
Is vitiligo (skin problem, white spots) linked to diabetes. If no then what is the cause behind it. How it can be cured.
Hii lybrate-user, vitiligo is a genetic disorder trigger by indigestion and stressful conditions. There was always confusion in patients mind regarding choosing right treatment approach for vitiligo. Allopathy can give quick results but is not very safe for long term uses if steroids are used. Homeopathic is safe but very slow and in most of cases it can not stop the spread of disease i. E old patches shows some recovery but new white patches continue to come even when we are using homeopathy. Ayurvedic herbal medicines are used to purify blood and stop the spread of disease and external application are capable of quickly start regimentation. For detail replies regarding 1. Causes of vitiligo 2. Is it genetic or can it spread to next generation 3. Causes of spread of disease after it remains stable for some years 4. Should we use homeopathy, allopathy or ayurveda. Extra use of haldi and vit. C should be avoided in vitiligo. You can send pictures of vitiligo effected parts. We will review your case and will guide you best possible treatment and time frame required.
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