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Dr. V.Balaji

MBBS, DNB - General Medicine, FRCP

Endocrinologist, Chennai

30 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
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Dr. V.Balaji MBBS, DNB - General Medicine, FRCP Endocrinologist, Chennai
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Dr. V.Balaji is an experienced Endocrinologist in Poonamallee High Road, Chennai. Doctor has been a practicing Endocrinologist for 30 years. Doctor has done MBBS, DNB - General Medicine, FRCP . You can consult Dr. V.Balaji at Dr.Seshiah & Balaji Diabetes Centre in Poonamallee High Road, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. V.Balaji on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Madras University, Chenai, India - 1988
DNB - General Medicine - University Of Madras, India - 2006
FRCP - Sussex University,UK - 2007
Languages spoken
English
Professional Memberships
Indian Medical Association (IMA)
Association of Physicians of India (API)
Diabetic Association of India
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European Diabetic Association
American Diabetes Association (ADA)
RSSDI ? Research society for the study of Diabetes in India
DIPSI- Diabetes and pregnancy study group India
Expert group Committee on Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM)
Ministry of Health Government of India
Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

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Hi, I am a 27 year old woman. I am suffering from hypothyroidism and taking regular medications for it. I am not married yet, and due to family issues I would not be marrying before two years. Which means I would be around 29 when I get married. I am not interested in having kids for at least 2 years post marriage, so by the time I want one I would turn 31. Everybody keeps telling me that if you are hypothyroid you will have a hell lot of complication if you conceive after 30. I do not want to have kids just because of society's pressure. I want kids when I am mentally prepared to take care of them. Hence please let me know is it really going to be risky for me to have kids after 30, will it lead to any complication?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Hi, I am a 27 year old woman. I am suffering from hypothyroidism and taking regular medications for it. I am not marr...
those peoples are suffering by thyroid...mainly female....there may be problems for conceive. so they should be take continue medicines for thyroid...when thyroid level and other hormones are normal any female can conceive. 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.
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Hello doctor I'm having high insulin level how to control it is there any safe medicine to control it. I'm 28 only.

BHMS
Homeopath,
Hello doctor I'm  having high insulin level how to control it is there any safe medicine to control it. I'm 28 only.
Dear madam. High insulin level may not be reduced by medicine only. However, you may try homeopathic mother tincture uranium nit q, 60 drops thrice daily after meals with water for 30 days. Check your blood sugar level after 30 days.
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What is the symptoms for diabetes. I am 33 yrs old. How to find it. What type of food should take. What foods should avoid?

PGDD, RD, Bachelor of Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
What is the symptoms for diabetes. I am 33 yrs old. How to find it. What type of food should take. What foods should ...
If you have a family history of diabetes then you anyway need to screen your self esp of you show signs of low energy levels frequent hunger or thirst numbness of extremeties etc. Once you know if you have diabetes or not can we can work on a diet plan.
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Hello, my husband is 35 years old, & suffering with 1st stage of diabetes. Kindly suggest me a proper daily meal, fruits & required things to do to control diabetes. Thanks.

MD - Pathology
General Physician, Amritsar
No sugar at all. Reduce no. Of chapattis or rice you take. Take plenty of salads and vegetables and pulses. Brisk walk everyday. Get hba1c done every 3 months.
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Hello doctor, I was given 50 mg thyronorm tablet for two months as I have 5.972 TSH level. I would like to know how long does it take to come back my TSH level to normal.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. For TSH to come to normal (provided if the dose of Thyroxine being taken is adequate), it will approximately 6 to 8 weeks. So one needs to check TSH level after a gap of 6 to 8 weeks after starting the dose of thyroxine. But if the dose is less than needed, then TSh may not come down to desired level. Unless TSh is brought down to 3 to 4 mU/L all the symptoms are not in control. Thanks.
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I am having a uric acid problem. Now my uric acid is 6.4 so what could be the solution?

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.Take tab. Bencid 500 mg once a day. Tab. Ulracet sos or tab. Naprosyn 500 mg once a day or sos for pain in joints.
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I have a hypothyroid and doctor suggested to take thyroxine 50 mg daily morning. Is there any diet or exercise or yoga for this problem? Will my hypothyroid cure completely or I have to take medicine entire my life time. I am 26 years old married girl. i am now not planing for kids. Please suggest me good diet.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I have a hypothyroid and doctor suggested to take thyroxine 50 mg daily morning. Is there any diet or exercise or yog...
Take punarnavadi mandoor and kanchnar guggul 1-1 tab twice a day...if TSH level is high then you have to take thyroxin tab depending on your condition....
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Hi Can I discontinue insulin injections and be on oral medications for diabetes am also a cardiac patient. My fasting glucose is 160 average and pp 200. Please advice.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), PG Dip Panchakarma, PG Dip Ksharsutra for piles,pilonidal sinus and fistula management , Post Graduate Diploma In Hospital Administration (PGDHA), Certificate in Diabetes update
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
Hi, Dear its all about health n fitness, Sure u can drop your current insulin, When your physiology gets boost n it is capable to deal with the Blood sugar within limits, By Ayurveda Detox, n Rasayan supported with Balanced cardio-exercise n Diet All this to make you younger not only look younger, I know u r on medication of Lipid, MI n may be added by the passage of time. did u ask your Doc any for any reversal program for the issues u r facing. If not then you're at loss demand it and you will get it through your participation only.
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I am increasing my body weight day by day. And in blood test thyroid is found. Is thyroid is responsible for that as I am not prone to eating fast food or other foods that's are not good for health. Is thyroid the only reason for weight gain.

Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
General Physician, Warangal
I am increasing my body weight day by day. And in blood test thyroid is found. Is thyroid is responsible for that as ...
Your tsh level should be below 5.5 maintain ibw walk daily eat balance d diet avoid calliflower cabbage vegetables and fat food.
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Sir my back pain and uric acid problem many Now mane kaso farak padyo nathi please cjek and replay.

Sir my back pain and uric acid problem many Now mane kaso farak padyo nathi please cjek and replay.
Hi lybrate user take boil water 8 to 10 glass in 24 hours take homoeopthic medicine1- colchicum 30 four pills three time a day for 1 week 2- ledum pal 30 four pills three time a day for 1 week 3- urtica urens q 15 drops half glass water two times a day for 1 week avoid alcohol.
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I am male of 53 yrs and dont have bp or diabities. Since last 15-20 days there is a swelling of size of one rupee coin on the top portion of my belly button. It pains if pressed mildly else there is no pain. I have tried to reduce my breakfast, lunch and dinner intake but it has no impact. What can be the cause of such swelling and please suggest some remedy.

MBBS, DGO (cal)
General Physician,
You are overweight. This swelling is there for 15/20 years unchanged. It appears to be harmless and not growing. Do you have any such swelling over your trunk and limbs? Is the swelling hard and not reducible on pressure with finger? better do not nurture your doubt in your mind, consult a surgeon he shall be able to give you right diagnosis and advice.
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Inspite of taking 22 units of insulin in the evening and 50 units in the morning I find through Aviva Accu - check that my evening RPS is between 300 - 400 and the morning FPS is between 190 - 300. I do admit to a exercise bereft lifestyle but I keep a sharp check on my diet. Am I undergoing insulin resistance?

MBBS, Diploma in Diabetology, Certificate Course in Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (CCGDM), Post Graduate Course in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
Inspite of taking 22 units of insulin in the evening
and 50 units in the morning I find through
Aviva Accu - check th...
The very fact that you have diabetes means that insulin resistance has been present for a long time even prior to the diagnosis of diabetes in you. I personally feel that a few oral medicines can be tried out in you rather than taking huge doses of insulin. Also, do ensure that your insulin administration technique is correct. A lot depends on that. And lastly as you have mentioned of an exercise bereft lifestyle, even a small effort in starting exercise will go a long way in overcoming the insulin resistance. Wish you good health.
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I am diabetic and on insulin. While travelling, I take the insulin pen in the travel bag. It is about for 12 hours when the pen remain outside the refrigerator (in travel bag). Is it safe to inject the insulin after that?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am diabetic and on insulin.  While travelling, I take the insulin pen in the travel bag.  It is about for 12 hours ...
insulin pens do not regular refrigeration. Only initially refrigeration is needed. Later these can kept at room temperature away from direct sunlight. So there will be no problem when you caryy around while travelling.
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All You Need to Know About Fertility Treatment

M.B.B.S, Post Graduate Diploma In Maternal & Child Health
Gynaecologist, Bokaro
All You Need to Know About Fertility Treatment

If you’ve been facing problems in conceiving, it may be time to get yourself checked as it’s possible that you may be suffering from certain fertility issues or need professional guidance. A series of tests usually determine the root cause of the problem. These tests can include a physical examination, analysis of semen and blood tests, amongst others. There are certain factors that you and your partner must keep in mind when deciding upon the best time to opt for these tests and get started on an infertility treatment programme.

If you’re a female, it’s time to get yourself examined when:
1. You haven’t been able to conceive for over a year despite trying (when you are under 35)
2. You haven’t been able to conceive after trying for 6 months (above the age of 35)
3. You’ve had 1 or more miscarriages
4. You’ve been ovulating irregularly and your previous drug treatment has failed to correct the problem
5. You suffer from damaged or blocked fallopian tubes and endometriosis (a condition where tissues that cover your uterus also develop outside of the womb, causing pain and bleeding)
6. You have a history of genital infections

If you’re a male, you should consider an infertility treatment if you experience the following:
1. Facing difficulty in sperm ejaculation
2. Suffering from a low sperm count including poor sperm movement or structure (sperm’s shape and size)
3. Having an undescended testicle (a genital abnormality that occurs when the testicle fails to move into its normal position in the scrotum during the first 3 months of your life)

Apart from the above mentioned points, another important factor that you and your partner must decide upon is whether or not you intend to use assisted reproductive procedures, such as ICSI (IntraCytoplasmic Semen Insertion) or In-vitro fertilization (IVF) to help in conceiving. While the former sees fertilisation occurring naturally after the eggs and sperm get placed inside one of the two fallopian tubes, the latter deals with the transference of the embryo created in the laboratory into the uterus.

Even though the thought of infertility can be disappointing for you and your partner, early and timely intervention can help in easing up the process of conception and remove obstacles that might hinder your chances of having a baby. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a gynaecologist.

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Can a Diabetic persons take Warm water with Lemon and Honey in morning? Is Honey permitted?

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Delhi
Can a Diabetic persons take Warm water with Lemon and Honey in morning? Is Honey permitted?
Hi, if you have controlled diabetes with oral medication, then a teaspoon of honey is allowed ocassionally. However, you should avoid taking it everyday.
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Hi! i am having Junuvia 100 mg n Glyciphage(metformin tab) in the morning n Amaryl M2 in the evening before dineer, for the past six months n i got my fasting n pp test done yesterday n the report says that its 102 fasting n 133 PP n my glycosylatedHb was 5.4%. So, is it ok for me to stop taking this medicine called Junuvia100mg n continue with glyciphage n amaryl M2?

MD - Pathology, MBBS
Pathologist, Ahmedabad
It seems that drugs and doses are well set to you.So better do not do any experiment.How ever if you are very keen to have an experiment you may try by reducing doses and/or drug and see the result
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I am a 60 years old man, suffering from diabetes since 2012, since last one year, I am suffering from sleeplessness.what to do

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am a 60 years old man, suffering from diabetes since 2012, since last one year, I am suffering from sleeplessness.w...
1. You may be having anxiety or stress. Avoid stress. 2. You need 7-8 hours of sound sleep to remain healthy. 3. Go for regular exercise, Take part in games and sports, 4. Do yoga, meditation and deep breathing exercise like pranayama to calm your mind, control your emotion, relieve anxiety and improve concentration. 5. Adhere to a specific sleep time and regular schedule 6. Take light dinner. 7. Avoid taking tea/coffee at bed time. Have a glass of warm milk at bed time. 8. Don’t go to sleep immediately after dinner. Take a small walk after dinner and if possible take hot water bath before sleep. Read a light magazine or interesting book before going to bed 9. Avoid late night. 10. Don’t sleep in day time 11. Don’t take sleeping pill 12. If no relief consult doctor 13. Ensure that your diabetes is under control.
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I am 67 years female suffering from diabetes since last 6 years controlled with medicines. Since last 3-4 months I am suffering from uncontrolled urination. A little improvement with medicines. Last month there was slight bleeding 23 times. Yesterday the bleeding was for about 6-7 hrs and started with a clot of about 70-80gms. Now it's ok. I am in a great tension. What may be the reason and treatment. Pl. Help.

Diploma in Diabetology, Pregnancy & Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Prevention in Diabetes ,Thyroid
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
I am 67 years female suffering from diabetes since last 6 years controlled with medicines. Since last 3-4 months I am...
There is no relation with diabetes and bleeding. You might have urinary tract infection. Please go for ultrasonography abdomen for kub. Drink lot of water.
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Hi doctor I'have thyroid. 7 months before my report t4 13.10 tsh 5.190. I was taking 25 mg thyrox now my report t4 8.9 tsh 5.26 should I reduce the dosage?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. WHen one is on treatment for hypothyroidism with adequate dose of Levothyroxine, TSH should be maintained around 3 to 4 mU/L, at that level all the symptoms are in check. At 5.26 mU/L, most of the symptoms will be present. So there is a need to incrase the dose rather than reducing t. You should in fact increase by 12.5 mcg per day to 37.5 mcg per day. Then check the TSH level after 6 to 8 weeks to see if desired level is reached. Another aspect is that with a BMI of 37 kgs/M2 you are closer to grade 3 obesity. This shows that uncontrolled hypothyroidism is not helping in reducing the weight. Thanks.
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