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Dr. T K V Sharavanan

Endocrinologist, Chennai

Dr. T K V Sharavanan Endocrinologist, Chennai
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Dr. T K V Sharavanan is a trusted Endocrinologist in Tambaram, Chennai. He is currently associated with Dr.Sharavanan's Diab Clinic in Tambaram, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. T K V Sharavanan on Lybrate.com.

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In diabetes, if rbs more than 150, what I can do. I feel headache in morning, then suddenly relax in afternoon, what to do?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
In diabetes, if rbs more than 150, what I can do. I feel headache in morning, then suddenly relax in afternoon, what ...
Please tell me if you are treatment and what are the drugs. Plus also let me know fasting and pp sugar levels & hba1c level. Rbs more than 150 mg is high, better to bring it down. Headache in the morning could be due to many reasons, normally high blood sugar does not produce any obvious symptoms. What is your bp reading? please also inform me your weight, height, waist circumference and level of physical activity daily. I await the info.
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My father is a diabetic patient, he is suffering from edema there is pain in hip joint fom last 3 months so doctor advised him to have a rest for 3 months. But after having a rest of 3 months there is too low recovery In new xray we came to know about that still there is no blood circulation on that particular area (hip joint) So doctor again advised him for rest So please suggest me something better than the best I'll be so thankful to you.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
My father is a diabetic patient, he is suffering from edema there is pain in hip joint fom last 3 months so doctor ad...
Extension Exercises x 15 times x twice daily - lying on tummy, take left arm up for 3 seconds, then bring it down, right arm up for 3 seconds, bring down. Bring right leg up, hold for 3 seconds, bring it down. Then right leg up and hold for 3 seconds and bring it down. Repeat twice a day- 10 times.
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I am 67 and not having comfortable sleep. Generally I sleep at 10-11 pm and sleep for 8 hrs. In recent times having disturbed sleep With two or three brakes . Though I am diabetic my sugar levels are under control with medication. Please advise.

MD, MBBS
General Physician, Bangalore
I am 67 and not having comfortable sleep. Generally I sleep at 10-11 pm and sleep for 8 hrs.
In recent times having d...
As you are above 60 years you may have prostate problem and due to which you are going for urination frequently, please get an ultrasound scanning of abdomen and consult me.
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I would like to share the thyroid report of my prospective partner who has inherited hypothyroidism. His doctor has prescribed him thyronorm 25 gm. He will have to take medicine lifelong because of his condition. Is he physically fit for marriage? Mr. SUJEET (40Y/M) REF. BY SELF TEST ASKED T3-T4-TSH SAMPLE COLLECTED AT:(1100965697, SUBHAM CLINIC, HAYAT NAGAR. KHORA COLONY, 110096 Thyrocare 260 - 261, Tribhuvan Complex, Ishwar Nagar, New Delhi - 110 065 TOTAL TRIIODOTHYRONINE (T3) C.L.I.A 110 ng/dl 60 - 200 TOTAL THYROXINE (T4) C.L.I.A 9.2 µg/dl 4.5 - 12 THYROID STIMULATING HORMONE (TSH) C.L.I.A 3.68 µIU/ml 0.3 - 5.5 Comments: SUGGESTING THYRONORMALCY Please correlate with clinical conditions. Method: T3 - Competitive Chemi Luminescent Immuno Assay T4 - Competitive Chemi Luminescent Immuno Assay TSH - ULTRA SENSITIVE SANDWICH can LUMINESCENT IMMUNO ASSAY.

MBBS, MRCGP ( UK), Diploma in Diabetes (UK), DFSRH (UK), DRCOG (UK)
Endocrinologist, Hyderabad
I would like to share the thyroid report of my prospective partner who has inherited hypothyroidism. His doctor has p...
Hello Madam, Your prospective partner's thyroid reports are normal. He definitely needs to take the thyronorm all his life and he needs to get his thyroid tests done every 6-12 months. As long as his thyroid function tests are normal he should hopefully not have any symptoms. Low sex drive, erectile dysfunction, infertility etc are observed if the patient's thyroid function tests are abnormal and it has been found that even in these patients the symptoms become better/disappear after the patient has been on thyroxine supplemention for six months. May I also suggest you if you could directly ask your prospective partner about this. I wish you all the best Hope this has helped you Thank you.
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Out of the so many suggestions, what is the best diet plan for diabetics (medium level). Besides, out of the many good additives, is it vinegar, ginger, beet root or, other items which help the diabetics dramatically.

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, FACE, FACP, FRCP (London)
Diabetologist, Lucknow
Out of the so many suggestions, what is the best diet plan for diabetics (medium level). Besides, out of the many goo...
Avoid direct sugar or sugar containing items. Reduce carbohydrate in diet. It should not be more than 65% of total calories consumed per day for any level.
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Diabetes - 6 Ways You Can Prevent it

MD - Diabetology, MBBS
Diabetologist, Surat
Diabetes - 6 Ways You Can Prevent it

Diabetes is growing to be the epidemic of modern days. The challenge here is it is not just about managing your sugar levels, but the whole lot of symptoms that diabetes brings with it. From bones to teeth to kidneys to wounds, diabetes affects all body systems. It is therefore very essential to watch out for symptoms of diabetes and curb it in its early stages. This will help control diabetes significantly along with its effects on the whole body.

Diabetes Complications-

Long-term complications of diabetes develop gradually. The longer you have diabetes — and the less controlled your blood sugar — the higher the risk of complications. Eventually, diabetes complications may be disabling or even life-threatening. Possible complications include:

  1. Cardiovascular disease. Diabetes dramatically increases the risk of various cardiovascular problems, including coronary artery disease with chest pain (angina), heart attack, stroke and narrowing of arteries (atherosclerosis). If you have diabetes, you are more likely to have heart disease or stroke.
  2. Nerve damage. Excess sugar can injure the walls of the tiny blood vessels (capillaries) that nourish your nerves, especially in your legs. This can cause tingling, numbness, burning or pain. Left untreated, you could lose all sense of feeling in the affected limbs. 
  3. Kidney damage. The kidneys contain millions of tiny blood vessel clusters (glomeruli) that filter waste from your blood. Diabetes can damage this delicate filtering system. Severe damage can lead to kidney failure or irreversible end-stage kidney disease, which may require dialysis or a kidney transplant.
  4. Eye damage. Diabetes can damage the blood vessels of the retina (diabetic retinopathy), potentially leading to blindness. 
  5. Foot damage. Nerve damage in the feet or poor blood flow to the feet increases the risk of various foot complications. These infections may ultimately require toe, foot or leg amputation.
  6. Skin conditions. Diabetes may leave you more susceptible to skin problems, including bacterial and fungal infections.
  7. Hearing impairment. Hearing problems are more common in people with diabetes.
  8. Alzheimer's disease. Type 2 diabetes may increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease. 

You can also take the package for Living with Diabetes.

The following are some of the basic must do's if you have diabetes. These can go a long way in preventing adverse diabetic side effects.

  1. Diet: Whether diabetic or not, it is always important to watch your diet. You are what you eat. Eat what your body needs, reduce refined foods, processed foods and increase the amount of whole grains and fruits and vegetables. Eating small frequent meals goes a long way in managing sugar levels than binging at one meal and starving the rest of the day. Reduce intake of saturated fats; include more lean meats. Choose grilling and steaming over frying and roasting. Diet is very important in diabetes. Recommended foods - Healthy carbohydrates, Fiber-rich foods, Heart-healthy fish and Good fats. Foods to avoid - Saturated fats, Trans fats, Cholesterol and Sodium
  2. Exercise: Every week, make sure about 2 hours is dedicated to physical activity. This could include any exercise of your choice, brisk walking, swimming, cycling, aerobics, hiking, jogging, skipping, gymnastics, or playing games like football or basketball. While in most cases, the person can do these on their own, in some people, supervision may be required.
  3. Watch your weight: For a diabetic person, controlling weight to a desirable level of BMI of 18 and 23 is very important. Obesity is one of the predisposing factors for diabetes, and reducing weight controls the onset of diabetes and helps the progression of symptoms in diabetics.
  4. Smoking: Another risk factor for diabetes onset, quitting is the best option. If not feasible, reducing smoking and gradually quitting should be aimed at. Not just diabetes, the effects on overall health will be evident almost immediately after quitting.
  5. Stress management: One of the main risk factors for diabetes, there is no getting away from stress. Everybody has their stresses but the trick is to manage it well. Whether it is music or meditation or medication or counselling, make sure stress levels are managed. This also helps prevent diabetic complications like heart disease and stroke and promotes well-being.
  6. Constant Checkups: Periodic check-up of blood sugar levels, cholesterol levels, eye exam, dental checkup, foot checkup to test for nerve damage are all extremely important. Take your medications regularly without fail.

Diabetes requires a change in lifestyle, which may seem tedious initially. But after a while, it will become the norm and then diabetic control does not feel like something additional that is to be done. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a specilized endocrinologist and ask a free question.

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If someone is diabetic, aged above 70, male, weight is 95 Kgs, is it ok to have Butter Toast (Four Nos ) in breakfast with Tea without Sugar ?

PG Dip (Dietetics n Applied nutrition), Msc.in Nutrition n dietetics, Post graduate Certificate (Diabetes Education)
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Jamnagar
If someone is diabetic, aged above 70, male, weight is 95 Kgs, is it ok to have Butter Toast (Four Nos ) in breakfast...
Hello! you must concentrate on your weight. Too much of refined carbohydrate with bad fat can increase your blood glucose level n fat percentage also. Take small meals in every 3-4 hr. Regular interval. Avoid sweet n sugar also honey n jaggery, fried foods, ready to eat foods, preserved foods n simple carb like maida. Take whole grain cereals in limitation, lot of veggies, 150-200 gm fruit (not juice). Don't skip breakfast n take a small portion of milk or product or any whole grain cereal before bed time. Do 30 min of exercise a day. Consult a dietician for diet plan.
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I am 36 year old I have diabetic always 150 so please give me advise how to reduce my own diabetic

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Follow diabetic diet and exercise daily for at least half an hour and consult for proper management. Dr surbhi agrawal
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I am 52 years male I am suffering from diabetes how should I control my blood sugar.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am 52 years male I am suffering from diabetes how should I control my blood sugar.
Mr Shiva, If you have T2 DM, then it should be properly treated with oral drugs and/or Insulin depending on sugar levels. I am sure you are already taking necessary treatment. Apart from that you have to take a balanced and restricted diet that gives exact calories based on ideal body weight (60 kgs), blood sugar levels and extent of daily exercise. You should avoid sweets, direct sugar and jaggery, deep fried foods, junk foods, pastries, sweetened aerated drinks, high fat cheese, ghee and butter. Consume more of green leafy vegetables and salads, permitted fruits (100 g a day). Exercise daily for more than 1 hour.
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I have hypothyroidism 2 years back I started 25 MCG. Ever 3 months I checked my thyroid levels starting my tsh is 6.3 so 25 MCG is suited me. After that my tsh is increased 12 so I started 50 MCG then my tsh goes 0.6 and my t4 is 11.3 so I started 25 MCG .recently I checked my tsh is goes to 8.3 and t3 ,t4 is in normal range what can I do.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I have hypothyroidism 2 years back I started 25 MCG. Ever 3 months I checked my thyroid levels starting my tsh is 6.3...
When on treatment for hypothyroidism, to be free from from all symptoms TSH levels should be between 3 to4 mU/L. Having higher levels of TSH will make most symptoms reappear. Repeatedly changing the dose of thyroxine is not necessary. Since 25 mcg is not giving adequate control and 50 mcg is bringing TSH level very low, it is better to take 37.5 mcg per day and check TSH level after 6 weeks. If you have any doubts please come back. Thanks.
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My father is diabetic and he is 74 years old, he is on insulin but his sugar level flactuates maximum it goes low. So please help me that when sugar level continously getting low on that case can we decrease the units of insulin.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My father is diabetic and he is 74 years old, he is on insulin but his sugar level flactuates maximum it goes low. So...
Send me the reports of FBS, 2HR PPS and HbA1C and the dose of insulin you take now. Send the reports to me privately.
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I am 41 years male weight 75 kg height 5 feet 7 inch uric acid 7.6,triglycerides 290, advice, diet restrictions and exercise.

M.B., B.S. FCGP., FIAMS
General Physician, Panipat
I am 41 years male weight 75 kg height 5 feet 7 inch uric acid 7.6,triglycerides 290, advice, diet restrictions and e...
Reduce your weight to about 55 kg Walk fast daily before breakfast for 30-40 minutes Avoid fast fried spicy Oily foods sweet dishes and drinks Take home made liquids every 2-3 hrs Fresh fruit salad twice daily before breakfast and dinner are good If still not controlled be on few medicines.
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Hi actually this is for my father. He is 45 years old. Who is a diabetes patient. He has been suffering from chronic dysentery for 16 years. What food should be nd should not be eaten in this. Give me a effective medicine for it.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
Hi actually this is for my father. He is 45 years old. Who is a diabetes patient. He has been suffering from chronic ...
For this I would suggest you to do following remedy Natural home remedy using fenugreek seeds: 1. Take 4 tbsp of fenugreek seeds 2. Soak them in 250 ml water overnight 3. Crush them in the morning 4. Strain the mixture and collect the water 5. Drink it everyday for 2 months This remedy will be helpful, if it dosent work then you must consult ayurvedic doctor.
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I have thyroid. I take thyronorm tabs of 100mg, so I want to know that for. 100mg could I take 2 tablets of 50mg so it would become 100mg.

MBBS, DNB (General Surgery), MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy) (General Surgery) , Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, Fellow of Indian association og gastro intestinal endo surgeons
General Surgeon, Ghaziabad
Yes you can take two 50 mg tabs together. But never break any tab to make it half dose as that would be highly inaccurate dosing then.
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Hello doctor! I am 44 yrs. Old female suffering from hypothyroid for the last 5 yrs. Tsh level was 7.4 and I was taking thyronorm 50mcg my periods were still irregular though tsh came down to 2.4 but now since I did not have my periods in last 6 months I went to a homeopath doctor who gave me some medicine and I had periods twice in one month. So I discontinued thyronorm thinking it was the reason of no periods. I skipped it for 2 months. There were no periods in these 2 months. Then I got tsh checked and it went up to 40. Now my doctor has advised me 100mcg of thyronorm. Have taken it for 1 month, still have to get blood test done. No periods yet. Symptoms: low energy level, tired, body pain, depressed, joint pain etc. Please advise thanks

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Hello doctor! I am 44 yrs. Old female suffering from hypothyroid for the last 5 yrs. Tsh level was 7.4 and I was taki...
you should be avoid bad habits . Avoid stress. Some Relax during work. Drink more water, high-carbohydrate foods such as potatoes, rice, pasta and bread. You can take 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. 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. Tests every 3 to 6 months.
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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
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 a diabetes patient. My ECG report is normal. I also take Insulin. Now what can I do? Thanks doctor.

M.sc in dietetics and community nutrittion management
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Kolkata
I Am a diabetes patient. My ECG report is normal. I also take Insulin. Now what can I do? Thanks doctor.
As your all reports are normal you just do maintain proper diet and do regular exercise.These two can reduce your medicinal dose even can reduce insulin taking.Do exercise like yoga,swimming,walking,push ups.You can use fenugreek seeds with 1/2 glass water on an empty stomach in the morning but you have to adjust your medication.Eat small amount of food more frequently.Take food 5-6 times instead of 3 big meals.Take lots of watery and whole fruits,vegetables.Use unrefined foods but not more.Take extra protein.Use healthy fats small amount.Avoid sugar, juice,fast foods,junk foods,processed foods.No underground vegetables,banana,pumpkin.Avoid smoking,alcohol.Drink lots of water specially before meals.Stay stress free and take proper rest.You can use nutritional supplements to control diabetes.
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I am diabetic patient and I want to become singer but sometimes I feel weakness while singing. Is the reason for my weakness is diabetes?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am diabetic patient and I want to become singer but sometimes I feel weakness while singing. Is the reason for my w...
If your Diabetes is under control you can not have weakness while singing. Get your Fasting, PP blood sugar examined and consult physician
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She is suffering from thyroid .and her thyroid is 11.28. Two month ago she delivers a baby. Now she is telling very weak ;unconscious news and body pain ex legs . Please tell me what to do.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Hello, it appears that hypothyroidism is not in control. On treatment tsh should be between 3 to 4 milli units/ l. Then only symptoms are in check. Dose thyroxine has to go up. Then she will feel better.
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