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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 using 33 unit human mixtard u40. Yesterday I bought an insulin pen novo4. That's unit is different in u100. How many unit is taken in U100 pen?

CCMTD, CCEBDM, C.Diabetology, American Diabetes Association, DOMS, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
U100 and u40 is different. If you will commit mistake in that than there can be dangerous outcome.And your sugar will go haywire. And also both insulin is different. Ask your diabetologist about it.
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I have checked blood sugar & HBA1C and it is 112 fasting & 185 is PP & HBA1C is 6.1. Is there is any chances of getting diabetic.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
I have checked blood sugar & HBA1C and it is 112 fasting & 185 is PP & HBA1C is 6.1. Is there is any chances of getti...
Yes, there are good chances of you being a diabetic. Follow diabetic diet and exercise daily for at least 30 minutes. Repeat your Fasting and postprandial blood sugar levels and revert.
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What are the symptoms of thyroid gland Coz I roommate has a problem if throat, sometime she can't drink water also, but she always wants cold drinks and coldcoffee, I do not know exactly what she is suffering from thyroid or typhoid pls reply me soon.

MS - ENT, MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Hyderabad
What are the symptoms of thyroid gland
Coz I roommate has a problem if throat, sometime she can't drink water also, b...
Keeping in view of your roommate problem, she needs urgent evaluation by gastroenterologist. She needs to get ugi endoscopy done.
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I am 19 years old, I have on and off fever. I used dolo 650, still the fever isn't going off! what should I do?

MBBS, PGC IN FAMILY WELFARE &HEALTH MANAGEMENT, DHA, PGD IN MEDICAL LAWS ÐICS
General Physician, Kolkata
I am 19 years old, I have on and off fever. I used dolo 650, still the fever isn't going off! what should I do?
Dear lybrate-user, you have not mentioned duration of fever. Most probably it is viral fever. Maintain 6 hrly temperature chart. Significant only when it is 100 degree f.
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My grandfather is 52 years he is a sugar patient I need a diet chart for them pls its urgent.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My grandfather is 52 years he is a sugar patient I need a diet chart for them pls its urgent.
Mr. lybrate-user, To give a specific diet chart lot more details are needed like patients weight, height, blood glucose levels & HbA1c%, extent of daily exercise, present dietary pattern. Without knowing all these details it is difficult to give a diet plan. If you want to have a detailed diet plan then please come in a private conversation with all the above details. In the meantime he should avoid sweets, deep fried foods, junk foods, pastries, bakery items, sweetened aerated drinks, fructose corn syrup containing products, highly processed food products and high fat milk products. Should consume more of green leafy vegetables, salads and permitted fruits (100 g a day). Thanks.
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I am 45 year old male. I am suffering from diabetes and hypothyroidism I am taking 25 mcg medicine. My diabetes level is 170 pre breakfast and 250 post breakfast. Is it necessary to eat food made with olive oil or mustard oil. Or I can use other alternative oils like sunflower oil. My weight is 105.

MBBS, CCEBDM
Diabetologist, Bangalore
I am 45 year old male. I am suffering from diabetes and hypothyroidism I am taking 25 mcg medicine. My diabetes level...
Hi Your blood sugar levels are very high. There is no oil which is very safe for diabetes. Any oil taken in excess will harm the body. I would suggest you to change your oil every month so that you get the benefits of all oil. Do not heat olive oil as you lose the benefits of the oil, add it to your vegetable salads or dips. Losing 10% of your weight itself will help you in reducing blood sugars. Make sure you do not take more than half a litre of oil per month. Avoid fried foods, eat small meals every 2-3 hours, do not take red meat instead opt for chicken without skin and fish mostly in curried forms. Always snack on fruits and vegetables, channa, sprouts. Drink lots of water. Exercise atleast 30 min a day for atleast 5 days a week. Also you may need dose adjustment of your medications.
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DIABETIC? 6 ONLY Lifestyle Changes to Live Like You Never Were!

PGP In Diabetologist, Fellowship in non-invasive Cardiology, MD - Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Delhi
DIABETIC? 6 ONLY Lifestyle Changes to Live Like You Never Were!
6 Essential lifestyle changes every diabetic patient must make

Diabetes is very restrictive - living with the disease however does not imply that you stop enjoying. By bringing about certain changes in your lifestyle, you can still live your life to the fullest. For better management of your disease, these are some of the changes that you can make to improve your blood sugar levels and keep your condition under control.

1. Stay fit with physical activity
The first lifestyle change you can make is to increase your level of physical activity. This can help you in burning extra calories, thereby keeping your blood sugar levels in check. Spending 30 minutes a day exercising is ideal.
If you’re not fond of exercising or don’t have the time for it, even performing simple activities like walking, vacuuming or doing your laundry can help to lower glucose levels while burning calories.

2. Maintain a healthy BMI
Likewise, try to lose those extra kilos that may be weighing you down and increasing your sugar levels. You don’t have to lose all the weight in one go, you can do so little by little. To lose weight gradually and consequently achieve a healthy BMI, you must have more of fruit and vegetables and less of sugary items and processed food along with exercising regularly.

3. Make the right food choices
When it comes to food, you should consume whole grain foods instead of refined carbohydrate alternatives. Make every meal a balanced one with starches, fats and proteins included in the right amount. Furthermore, avoid beverages that come with high sucrose or fructose content, as they don’t offer much in terms of nutrition, and instead just add to your calorie count. Some of the foods you can include in your diet are bitter gourd, cinnamon, green tea, amla, jamun etc.

4. Have a fixed quantity of food
Apart from knowing the right foods to eat and the balance that you need to maintain between the different types, it is also important to know about portion sizes and carbohydrate count. This is because among the different food classes, it’s chiefly carbohydrates that influence your blood glucose levels. So, you need to keep track of the amount of carbohydrates that you’ve consumed in order to arrive at the right insulin dosage.
In addition to keeping count of your carbohydrate consumption, understanding the right portion sizes for the different types of food is also extremely vital for better management of your ailment. Measuring cups and spoons should be employed to arrive at the right quantities of food.

5. Eat your meals at fixed timings
As a diabetic, you should not go longer than 5 hours without eating as it can cause your blood sugar levels to fall dramatically, making you feel weak and faint. Instead you should have your meals at fixed hours, spacing them out at regular intervals. This will ensure your blood sugar levels are always at an optimum point.

6. Control your stress
Stress is a risk factor for Type 2 diabetes. When you’re under stress, your body produces stress hormones (cortisol) that can cause your blood sugar levels (and even blood pressure)to rise. So, preventing or controlling stress becomes necessary to keep your diabetes under control.
Let not your diabetes get in the way of enjoying life!

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My mother is 40 years old. She recently took a sugar test. In that she got reading 124 before eating. After one hour of food taking she got a reading of 127. Is she has sugar.

CDIABT, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
My mother is 40 years old. She recently took a sugar test. In that she got reading 124 before eating. After one hour ...
Fasting should be less than 100 and 2 hours after food should be less than 140.Fasting More than 126 and 2 hours after meal more than 200 is diabetes
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Hi. I am 42 year old man suffering from diabetes from 6 month now my blood sugar is around 120-130 .But still I can't stop myself from eating sweet things. Can I get my old days back .I am using diet sugar of "natural" brand for my daily needs of sugar. My hunger of sweet things is not controlling. Can I use this diet sugar as much as I want? And if not is there any thing that can help me? Please!

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Hi. I am 42 year old man suffering from diabetes from 6 month now my blood sugar is around 120-130 .But still I can't...
Mr. lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. The blood glucose value mentioned is related to fasting levels, is it not? If you have confirmed diabetes, ten you will have to stop taking sugar in any form. Because it is directly converted to glucose immediately. Plus looking at your weight and height it is clear that you are having grade 1 obesity with a BMI of 31.25 kgs/M2 (normal <23 kgs) This is a major contributaor for increased blood glucose. Since you have developed diabetes, then you will have to STOP EATING SWEETS for your lifetime. There is no other option. Thanks.
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I am 52 years old and feel giddy sometime is it due to sugar or high pressure I need help.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am 52 years old and feel giddy sometime is it due to sugar or high pressure I need help.
It could be due to diabetes/hypertension. Get your bp checked and do blood sugar (fasting and post prandial test). Consult doctor with report for advice and treatment.
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I am 66years female. Suffering from diabetes since last 6-7 years mostly controlled with medicines. In2014 I got injury in my right knee, ligaments. There was heavy swelling and pain. I was unable to walk for long time. Still I gave pain and difficulty in walking normally, hence my regular walk is not executed. What type of exercise I should do?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, Ozone Therapy
Orthopedist, Ghaziabad
I am 66years female. Suffering from diabetes since last 6-7 years mostly controlled with medicines. In2014 I got inju...
good morning could you please upload the reports of your ligament injuries or knee joint injuries so I can evaluate it accordingly to help you in a better way you must have developed osteoarthritis of that particular joint so please upload the reports thank you
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Hi my mom is 55 years old. She has diabetes and not been able to sleep in night but can sleep in morning. What can I do please help.

BHMS, CGO
Homeopath, Pune
Hi my mom is 55 years old. She has diabetes and not been able to sleep in night but can sleep in morning. What can I ...
It's a serious issue without detail symptoms or history and investigation we are unable to provide a correct line of treatment to your mom, homoeopathic treatment is safe and effective way to provide permanent cure. I temporary relief - passiflora q, 10 drops in. Half cup of water two times a day.
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Hello, My mother is diabetic and having problem of high blood pressure and her blood is not thin so the doctor prescribed her anticoagulants. She had paralysis attack in last four year. And she had also vascular disease in left hand that was operated at sir Gangaram hospital. Please advise.

BHMS,NDDY
Homeopath, Jaipur
Hello, My mother is diabetic and having problem of high blood pressure and her blood is not thin so the doctor prescr...
Dear she need homeopathy medicine you should give her homeopathy medicine causticum 10 m singal dose and update me after 7 days.
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I'm diabetic since 32 years and on insulin, also having blood pressure for which I take 50mg Aten. Please suggest Ayurvedic prescription ?

Practical Course in Diabetology, POST GRADUATE COURSE IN DIABETOLOGY, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Srinagar
Aten is usually avoided in diabetes,because it masks symptoms of hypoglycaemia, unless you have ischemic heart disease. Abanna is brand from Himalaya which is used in Ayurveda.
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I am 35 years old, having daibeties since 1 year 3 months. Taking trimetoday2 medicine. But my sugar level is always above 200 fasting. And I am having a major gas problem.

DM - Gastroenterology
Gastroenterologist, Chennai
Ur medicine contains voglibose, which is probably responsible for gas. Change diabetic medicine after consultation with your doc, your problem will b solved.
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Hello sir my fasting sugar is 115/110 and post lunch is 132/140 what is indicates? And my weight is 70 kg constant.

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
Hello sir my fasting sugar is 115/110 and post lunch is 132/140
what is indicates? And my weight is 70 kg constant.
100-126 Level indicates PRE-DIABETES stage. It means that if you can control now. You can reverse your sugar levels and be healthy. BUT if you don't control now. You could slip into diabetes stage. So take care now! >> Eat whole grain food/grains like ragi, wheat, jowar instead of refined grains like maida/ sooji/ white bread etc..>> Reduce foods with high GI Index like potato, white rice, banana, mango..>> Avoid all forms of simple sugars like Colas, juices, sweets, cakes, biscuits, pizzas, noodles etc..>> Eat fruits with low/medium GI index like apple, guava, mosambi, orange..>> Do at least 30-45 mins of exercise everyday. Walk for 10 mins after every meal.
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I observe pain in my spine when I get up in the morning. My feet also swell during the day. I had got my blood test done some days ago and found that the uric acid level has increased.

MBBS, DGO (cal)
General Physician,
I don't your Uric Acid has any role to play with this. It is possibly and most probably you are suffering from Lumber spondylosis with disc disease. A digital X-ray of your Lumbo Sacral region region (both AP and Lateral Vies) shall help to understand. You need to consult a spinal surgeon or orthopedic surgeon for this. Till then you follow these: 1) - Weight reduction is absolutely essential for you. 2) - Avoid forward bending and carry heavy weight which require forward bending. 3) Posture Corrections - sit with back in erect posture. Avoid back rest of sofa or chair. To view TV better lie down than sitting for long time. 4) Spinal Extension Exercises - like Bridges, and Yogas, videos available in U-tube. Just type 'spinal extension exercises' on google chrome. You shall find lot of it. Hard-bed concept is obsolete for nearly 35 years. Use 60 Density firm foam mattress of reputed make shall be good for you. To avoid denting on mattress rotate mattress every 15 days. Madam Exercise is the the only remedy for treating, cure and prevention of low back pain. No other ways. Medicine is to give relief in acute painful condition. Every day is important in your life for your low back pain. Starting action even from next morning is going to add benefit in your quality of life on the contrary delay is going to cause harm. Please believe it and start from next morning itself. Otherwise you shall invite surgery.
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My mother is suffering from diabetes since 5 years. Is her kidney will damage? Please suggest.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
My mother is suffering from diabetes since 5 years. Is her kidney will damage? Please suggest.
If the diabetes is not under control and she has long standing diabetes risk of kidney damage is there.she should monitor her blood sugar three monthly along with Hba1c and consult diabetologist for treatment and advice.You can do renal function test like blood urea.creatinine and urine R/E for albumin to find out whether kidney is affected or not.Along with medicine she should go for regular walk,reduce weight if overweight,control diet by avoiding sweets and excess carbohydrates.she should strictly follow diabetic diet after consulting dietician
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I am 50 years old male. I am suffering from Wilson disease coupled with cirrhosis of liver. At present I am administering Atramine 250 mg (2-0-1), Ciplar LA 40 mg (1-0-0), Benadon 40 mg (1/2-0-0), Folvite 0.5 mg (0-0-1) and rivotril 0.5 mg SOS (at night). Do you have any special advice for me?

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
I am 50 years old male. I am suffering from Wilson disease coupled with cirrhosis of liver. At present I am administe...
You are going fine nothing extra is required just stay under the regular care of your doctor and follow his advice.
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Hi I have hyper thyroid and I'm unable to control weight gain. Please help me out by giving me a diet plan.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Hi I have hyper thyroid and I'm unable to control weight gain. Please help me out by giving me a diet plan.
lybrate-user, Please clarify whether you have hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism, because weight gain is seen in hypothyroid ism. It wold have been better if thyroid assay results were mentioned. Unless that is clear, no opinion can be given. There is no special diet needed. What is required is to reduce the intake based on ideal body weight - 52 kgs X 25 calories = 1300 calories per day. Avoid sweets, deep fried food, pastries and bakery items, sweetened aerated drinks and fructose corn syrup containing products. Consume more of green leafy vegetables and salads as well as fruits. Thanks.
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