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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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Hi am 37, am feeling lethargic from morning till evening always. Blood sugar level normal. Cholesterol 183.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Hi am 37, am feeling lethargic from morning till evening always. Blood sugar level normal. Cholesterol 183.
1.Check your Hemoglobin, Bp. 2. Avoid stress, anxiety,severe physical and mental exertion 3. Take adequate rest and sleep for 7-8 hours daily to remain healthy 4. Have good nourishing diet, plenty of green leafy vegetables, fruits etc 5.Drink plenty of water(8-10 glass daily) 6. Take one capsule of Revital daily after breakfast 6. consult me for further advice
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Sir my mother is 45 year old and suffering from diabetes from last 7 year I provide alopethy and aurvedic tablet but his sugar not come below 200, 300 please recommend me what should I do?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Homoeopathic treatment syzygium jambolanum q, cephalandra indica q, gymnema sylvestra q (all 3 sbl lab) 30 ml each. Now mix all the 3 medicines in a 100ml bottle. We get 90 ml of the medicine. Start taking 20 drops of this combination in 20 ml fresh water 3 times a day 15 minutes before meals. Vincetoxicum (adel) 20 drops in 1 glass fresh water early morning empty stomach eat little at a time every 2-3 hourly. Don't eat too much at a time brisk morning walk for 30 minutes regularly dinner 2 hours before going to sleep 10 minutes evening walk after dinner avoid sweets, mango, grapes, cold drinks in particular.
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What is the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes? Which one is curable and which one is incurable?.

MBBS, Diploma in Diabetology, Certificate Course in Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (CCGDM), Post Graduate Course in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
What is the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes? Which one is curable and which one is incurable?.
Type 1 diabetes is the kind in which the body cannot produce insulin hormone at all and hence daily insulin injections are needed lifelong to control sugar. Missing injections can prove fatal. Type 2 diabetes is the more common form which is mainly due to unhealthy lifestyles in genetically prone people. Lifestyle changes are the mainstay of treatment in this form and the person can be controlled for quite a long duration with tablets. Insulin becomes necessary after the tablets do not work well, which is usually after many years of diagnosis. Neither form is curable, it can only be controlled with medicines.
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Diabetes: It Can be the Reason Behind Other Disorders

Dietitian/Nutritionist
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Diabetes: It Can be the Reason Behind Other Disorders

Are you suffering from diabetes? If yes, then it’s time for you to be extra careful about your health. Diabetes may cause several other diseases as well. You must check your lifestyle and take medical efforts to get rid of diabetes as soon as possible.

You are at risk of developing nerve damages (neuropathy), vascular injuries and other heart diseases, regardless of your age, sex or other external or internal factors. Diabetes patients must strive to maintain fasting blood glucose levels less than 110 mg/dL and hemoglobin HbA1C level less than 7%.  Also, diabetes patients should keep a check on blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

Here’s how diabetes can affect your overall health:

1. Check your heart: There is a correlation between blood pressure, cholesterol levels and diabetes. Researchers have found that high bad cholesterol levels act as a hindrance to insulin regulation. People with diabetes are more likely to develop heart-related diseases. About 60% diabetes patients die due to heart attacks. Diabetes is responsible for hardening of arteries or atherosclerosis. This situation is dangerous and can cause heart attacks, strokes or other chronic diseases.

2. Neuropathy: Diabetes leads to impaired nerve function. This is called neuropathy. This condition is of two types: Peripheral (which affects toes, feet, legs, hand and arms) and Autonomic (which affects digestion, bowel, bladder, heart and sexual activity). Symptoms of neuropathy include tingling, weakness, burning sensation, numbness in the limbs, digestive disorders, infection of the bladder and erectile dysfunction.

3. Nephropathy: Diabetes is responsible for causing damage to the kidneys as well. This is called nephropathy. In this condition, the filters in the kidney or glomeruli get damaged. As a result, there is a leakage of protein in the urine. Consequently, kidneys get damaged. Urine showing small amounts of protein is an indication of kidney damage. About 20-40% patients suffering from diabetes die due to renal failure. The symptoms of renal disorder due to diabetes include itching, fatigue, urine with protein, swelling of feet and ankles and pale skin colour.

4. Foot ulcers and amputations: Diabetes causes non-injury amputations as it affects the nerve in the limbs, especially foot. Usually, minor infections in the foot may lead to ulcers and later require amputation. In rare cases, Charcot joint or Charcot foot may also occur. This is called neuropathic arthropathy. The symptoms include swelling and reddening of the foot. The bones of the affected foot have a tendency to develop cracks, deforming the entire region.

5. Retinopathy: Diabetes leads to blindness in adults. The eye disorder caused due to diabetes is called retinopathy. Patients with diabetes develop cataract easily. The capillaries and blood vessels in the retina get damaged or obstructed, resulting in damage to the entire retina. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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I am 61 years diabetic as well as having bp. Have got boils on lower part of feet and walking becomes difficult. Also find difficulty in locating feet in chappals. Advise remedy ?

MD-Ayurveda, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Ahmednagar
You have got complication of dm known as diabetic neuropathy. Very difficult to treat. We have medicines that may recover you. Consult if possible.
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I am suffering by thyroid form last five years. At present my report show normal, I take thyronorm 75mg daily. So what's YOUR advice.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Mr. Lybrate-user, hypothyroidism is a condition which has to be treated for life time. So you will have to continue the same treatment. When treatment is adequate tsh levels should be around 3 to 4 milli units/ml. With regards.
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I am 29 years old. I am suffering with sugar. My sugar level is 500 before food. I am not taking any treatment. Could you please suggest what can I do to reduce my sugar level.

BHMS, CGO
Homeopath, Pune
I am 29 years old. I am suffering with sugar. My sugar level is 500 before food. I am not taking any treatment. Could...
Recommend - start treatment immediately, stop taking sugar in you every day meal. Eat healthy food which contain vitamins and minerals, start exercise. Drink plenty of water. Insulinum 30 schwabe - 2 drops in 1/4 the cup of luke warm water in the morning before meal. Dibonil sbl - 10 drops in 1/4the cup of water, half an hour before meal, 3 times a day normal blood sugars. A normal fasting (no food for eight hours) blood sugar level is between 70 and 110 mg/dl. A normal blood sugar level two hours after eating is less than 140 mg/dl.
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Thyroid Dysfunction and Treatment

M.D.(A.M.), BAMS
General Physician, Gurgaon
Thyroid Dysfunction and Treatment

Your thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland situated at the base of the front of your neck, just below your Adam's apple. Hormones produced by the thyroid gland do everything from maintaining your heart rate to regulating your body temperature to controlling your body weight. 

Millions of people worldwide suffer from thyroid dysfunction and several don't know about it. This is primarily because people don't tend to link the common symptoms first with a thyroid disease. Some people suffer from mood swings, trouble with memory, weight gain or fatigue, all of which they look upon individually as a problem and hence not piecing together the puzzle of their real medical condition. Here are a few insights that'll help you cope:

How does the thyroid gland work: About 85% of the hormone produced by our thyroid gland is T4, which is an inactive form of the hormone. After T4 is made, a small amount of is converted into T3, which is the active form of thyroid hormone. T3 is then converted to free T3 or reverse T3. It is the free T3 that forms the base of thyroid functions. 

What is hypothyroidism: Hypothyroidism, or an underactive thyroid, accounts for 90% of all thyroid imbalances. The signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism develop slowly, often over a number of years, which is why it is often missed from regular treatment charts. For instance, fatigue and weight gain are often attributed to stress, lifestyle changes and natural ageing process. But as time goes by, some of the symptoms show a higher level of manifestation like muscle weakness, elevated blood cholesterol, thinning hair, puffy face, hoarse voice and slowed heart rate. 

If left untreated, hypothyroidism may lead to goiter (enlarged thyroid), increased memory problems, low blood pressure, decreased breathing and in extreme cases, unresponsiveness and coma. 
This disease may also occur in newborns, infants and children. Symptoms include excessive sleepiness, poor muscle tone and constipation. It is important to diagnose and treat it early, as in severe cases it may lead to mental and / or physical retardation. In children and teens, it can result in stunted growth, and delayed puberty.

What is hyperthyroidism: It's the opposite of hypothyroidism, which means in this case the thyroid overproduces hormones. Common symptoms include lack of sleep, weakness, irregular heartbeat, elevated blood pressure and hand tremors. While genetics are partially responsible for it, it is also triggered by autoimmune disorder. Hyperthyroidism can be treated with medication, radioactive iodine (not the first or best choice as it harms white cells too) and surgery. Keeping a focus on your calcium and sodium intake is crucial to curb the disorder.

Treatments: Conventional treatments rely mainly on drugs and surgery. Alternative treatments involve diet and lifestyle changes. Taking multivitamins, going gluten free, getting a good night sleep, and reducing stress is all said to help heal your thyroid gradually.

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How do I maintain my health And how does prevent sugar disease And how does make mind relaxes.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist,
How do I maintain my  health
And how does prevent sugar disease
And how does make mind relaxes.
u need to take a balanced diet stop irregular food avoid high glycemic foods drink water 4 ltr eat nuts limit quantity do exercise at least 1 hour
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Albumin absent Glucose nil Micro 3-4 pus cells/ hpf are seen Serum creatinine 0.84 mg These are the data received I found in my reports. The doctor says I have sugar. Do I have it or that I do not have.

Diploma in Anesthesia, MBBS
General Physician, Hyderabad
Albumin absent
Glucose nil
Micro 3-4 pus cells/ hpf are seen
Serum creatinine 0.84 mg These are the data received I f...
You have not given blood sugar fasting or post lunch test, with out which we will not be able to tell you regarding the your diabetic status. Your treating doctor might have seen it and has suggested you have sugar, so you have to believe him, otherwise with the reports you have given we can not conclusively say that you do not have sugar.
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Musli powder extra is a pill or powder, if taken is it disastrous in terms of side effect, will it not affect my fertility as I am planning for pregnancy of my wife soon n suffering from erectile dysfunction, please suggest.

MD Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Ahmedabad
Musli powder extra is a pill or powder, if taken is it disastrous in terms of side effect, will it not affect my fert...
Musli is a propreitary ayurvedic preparation supposedly treating erectile dysfuntion. Being an allopathic doctor, my knowledge of ayurveda is limited, but one thing is certain that if the product is purely herbal without high heavy metal content, there would not be any side effects.
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Hi i am 23 year old and i'm 20week pregnant. Before pregnancy I do not have any thyroid abnormalities but after pregnancy my doctor told me that my thyroid level is low and she prescribed me thyroxine tablet. So I need to know that whether it affects my baby? Or do it have any side effect after delivery.

MD. DGO.DSP
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Hi i am 23 year old and i'm 20week pregnant. Before pregnancy I do not have any thyroid abnormalities but after pregn...
Please take thyroid meds if you don't it will affect baby. Low thyroid can cause birth defects abortion preterm labour etc thyroid meds are absolutely safe for mother n baby.
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I am 43 years male suffering from diabetic 200 a/food and bp from last 3 years, recently I had a chest pain and came to know there is blockage of 60% in rca. I am taking duopil 1/500 half tablet twice before food and deplatt 75mg, cardace meto5/50, aztor 20mg is this the right medication I am taking? and I need to go for angio plasty or stent?

Certificate in Laparoscopic and Thoracoscopic Surgery, Fellowship in Paediatric cardiac Surgery, M. Ch. (CVTS), MS, MBBS
Cardiologist, Calicut
I am 43 years male suffering from diabetic 200 a/food and bp from last 3 years, recently I had a chest pain and came ...
If you had an angiogram done, and there is a single vessal disease with no collaterals, surgery will give good releif. If you have collaterals, both angioplasty and surgery will be good. But final decision should be taken based on the angiogram pictures.
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Diabetes is a problem to me from 2003 in a mild form. My current HBA1C is at 7.2. I had also undergone a Angioplasty in 2007. I am on those BP, Cholesterol and Diabetes medicine. Is there any way I can get rid off the medicine for the Diabetes is what I am to look for. I am.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Diabetes is a problem to me from 2003 in a mild form. My current HBA1C is at 7.2. I had also undergone a Angioplasty ...
Mr. C lybrate-user, Looking at your weight and height you have grade 1 obesity with a BMI of 30.06 kgs/M2 (normal <23 kgs/M2). That itself is a major contributor for increased blood glucose and and hypertension. At your age HbA1c% should be ideally <6.8. Diabetes is a life long remaining condition, there is no cure. It can only be controlled by appropriate medication, diet control and regular exercise and weight reduction. Thanks.
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Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
TIP FOR THYROID PROBLEM Take 2 teaspoon of coriander and soak it a cup of water for whole night and in the morning boil and drink empty stomach very effective in thyroid problem.

If I have triglycerides level 235 mg /DL and having history of DM type 2 and taking metformin 500 mg bid! Is it better to take nuts along with breakfast?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
If I have triglycerides level 235 mg /DL and having history of DM type 2 and taking metformin 500 mg bid! Is it bette...
If your blood glucose is well controlled, with fasting closer to 100 mg, PP 150 to 160 mg & HbA1c%<6.8, then you can take some nuts (which one not specified). Most important is to have a strict blood glucose control. Thanks.
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Hello doctor my self jaya khatri I am 45 year old married woman I have blood sugar problem last two years what should I do please tell me doctor.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Hello doctor my self jaya khatri I am 45 year old married woman I have blood sugar problem last two years what should...
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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Is jaggery the right replacement of Sugar for sweeting the drinks like tea, nimboo Pani etc. And sweet dishes like kheer, halwa etc. What are the bad effects of jaggery?

MBBS, DPHA, DPH, PGDHHM, MBA (Healthcare), Fellow in Diabetes
General Physician, Gandhidham
Is jaggery the right replacement of Sugar for sweeting the drinks like tea, nimboo Pani etc. And sweet dishes like kh...
Hi Lybrate, Jaggery cannot be replacement for sugar in diet. It is sugar only in other form and taste. Needs more quantity than regular crystal sugar. The jaggary contains Iron and B12 vitamin is good for health in normal way. But it has similar effects like sugar in body making one prone to diabetes and obesity. Regards.
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Hi I am39 years old diabetic since 8 years on regular treatment on janumet50/500 at morning and janumet50/1000 at night and I am hypertensive also on regular treatment on cardace 2.5but still my sugar levels are high my fasting sugar is 172 mg/dl and post prandial sugar is 245 mg/dl and my HBA1C LEVEL IS 8.2 AND I HAVE MICROALBUMINURIA ALSO PLEASE HELP. NARENDER.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Hi I am39 years old diabetic since 8 years on regular treatment on janumet50/500 at morning and janumet50/1000 at nig...
It seems your Diabetes is not under control and you are having complications of Diabetes like micro albuminuria which can lead to Diabetic nephropathy. You have to take additional Insulin . Consult Diabetologist for advice and treatment
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