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Dr. Vijay Viswanathan

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, PHD

Endocrinologist, Chennai

29 Years Experience  ·  600 - 950 at clinic
Dr. Vijay Viswanathan MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, PHD Endocrinologist, Chennai
29 Years Experience  ·  600 - 950 at clinic
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My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well....more
My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well.
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Dr. Vijay Viswanathan is an experienced Endocrinologist in Mylapore, Chennai. He has over 29 years of experience as a Endocrinologist. He has done MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, PHD . He is currently associated with M.V. Centre for Diabetes in Mylapore, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Vijay Viswanathan on Lybrate.com.

Lybrate.com has an excellent community of Endocrinologists in India. You will find Endocrinologists with more than 34 years of experience on Lybrate.com. You can find Endocrinologists online in Chennai and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.

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MBBS - Stanley Medical College & Hospital , Chennai - 1988
MD - Internal Medicine - Kasturba Medical College - 1991
PHD - TN Dr MGR medical university - 1999
Awards and Recognitions
First Vivian Fonseca Award from American Diabetes Association
Professional Memberships
Indian Medical Association (IMA)

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I am 40 yrs old .My weight 80 kg have 108 fasting 125 pp after taking vogli 0. 2 and glycomet 1gm. Please suggest to keep normal without these medicine.

BHMS
General Physician,
Hello , your sugar level is absolutely on normal level with this medicines, I have seen many patients of diabetes make the same mistakes, you are on the same way, please don't stop this medicines, there is no short cuts to treat diabetes. Have a healthy life.
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I am 51 years old maie person .I had checked my blood sugar which found fast 128, post meal 163. My Hb1c is 7.please advise.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am 51 years old maie person .I had checked my blood sugar which found fast 128, post meal 163. My Hb1c is 7.please ...
Mr. Lybrate-user, looking at reported blood glucose levels fasting and hba1c% both show presence of diabetes, where as pp shows pre-diabetes state. Following are the criteria for diagnosis. 1) normal: fbs 70 to 110 mg, pp <140 mg/ 100 ml, hba1c <5.9 2) pre - diabetes: fbs 108 to 125 mg, pp 141 to 199 mg / 100 ml hba1c% 5.9 to 6.4. 3) diabetes: fbs 126 mg and above, pp 200 mg and above, hba1c% 6.5 and above. From above it is clear to you about the diagnostic criteria. To confirm whether you have diabetes or not, get a oral glucose tolerance test done, which considered as gold standard for diagnosis. Thanks.
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My dad have saviour problem of diabetes wat is the precaution we can take pls suggest we with food item pls.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
My dad have saviour problem of diabetes wat is the precaution we can take pls suggest we with food item pls.
Precaution 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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I have an active life, I run marathon and train regularly still I got hyper thyroid. Wat cud be the reason? Awaiting your reply Free T3 is 4.53 Free T4 is 2.02 TSH below 0.01.

B.H.M.S, M.D in Homoeopathy
Homeopath, Anand
I have an active life, I run marathon and train regularly still I got hyper thyroid. Wat cud be the reason? Awaiting ...
Hyperthyroidism can be associated with goiterogens in your diet so avoid cabbage and cauliflower. Take minimum salt and specifically low iodine salt. It can also be due to inflammatory changes in your thyroid gland. So you consult local endocrinologist. If inflammatory then it will subside with in few months. If any other origin then with treatment within 2-3 yrs. You can inform me the reports. We can provide you medicines also. But consult local doctor first.
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I am dibetic but maintaining fasting sugar at 137 with the help of AMRYL FORTE M1 TWO TABLETS a day and JALARA 1/2 tablets per day. My age is 60.Pl suggest cheap and best AYURVADIC SOLUTION.

MD
General Physician, Mumbai
Jalara is an expensive medicine. Instead of this you can take diamicron xr 60 once a day. Ayurvedic meds are not fully effective hence I would suggest you to stick to allopathy meds.
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My sugar in morning fasting was 75 but after break fast 2 hrs latter is 220 intake medicine before breakfast why it is so high after break fst.

Practical Course in Diabetology, POST GRADUATE COURSE IN DIABETOLOGY, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Jammu
My sugar in morning fasting was 75 but after break fast 2 hrs latter is 220 intake medicine before breakfast why it i...
That is basic defect in diabetes. Usually when we eat, immediately insulin is released called first phase release. In diabetes, this release in response to food is delayed, that causes rise in sugar. That is why medicene is given 1/2 hr before breakfast.
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My mom have Diabetes from last 7 years. And some time she is suffering so much from different illness like. Flue, hand paining, legs paining, bottom of the legs are burning. So what is the best solution of it?

Fellow of Endoscopic spine surgery (FENDS) , Fellow of Interventional spine & pain (FISP) , MD-Anaesthesiology & Pain Medicine, Fellow of Pain Management (FPM) , DA( Gold medal-Anaesthesiology & Pain Medicine) , MBBS
Pain Management Specialist, Delhi
My mom have Diabetes from last 7 years. And some time she is suffering so much from different illness like. Flue, han...
Dear lybrate user, she might be having tingling, burning or numbness of foot or arm. We term it glove and stocking symptoms and it is due to diabetic neuropathy. Treatment are available for it, you need to consult your endocrinologist or pain specialist to examine for extent of problem and advise medicine accordingly. Hope it helps.
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What is diabetes. When diabetes attack to human the possible reasons? What is age diabetes attack? What is food take present?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
What is diabetes. When diabetes attack to human the possible reasons? What is age diabetes attack? What is food take ...
Any increase in the blood sugar levels can be termed as diabetes and it is due to damage to the beta cells of the pancreas and there is no age limit and it's better to eat food with low glycemic index levels.
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Hi doctor, my mom is of 65 years age has hyperthyroid and high BP. One of her kidney is not working and it shrinked. Her creatine level is 3 and got highBP recently. I want to know what foods she has to avoid and what foods she has to take to make the creatine levels to come down. Please suggest

MD - Internal Medicine
General Physician, Bangalore
HI See her creatinine level may or may not come down inspite of good diet. What you need to focus is a tight control of her Blood Pressure . If her BP is still high her medications has to be revised so that BP is brought to control. Diet : No extra salt in diet, No Pickle, No Papads, Chips or Salted Biscuits. Avoid Fruits also.
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I am a diabetic person my sugar level is 153 fasting and 120 post can I drink tender coconut during summer?

Fellowship in Endocrinology, DNB (FM),National Board of Examinations, MD Physician
General Physician, Delhi
I am a diabetic person my sugar level is 153 fasting and 120 post can I drink tender coconut during summer?
Hello lybrate user yes you can drink coconut but not in excess it is rich in potassium and other essential minerals that is required for daily news.
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I am having hyperuricemia. I took Feburic 40 mg tablets, 2 times a day for 15 days. Now my Uric acid serum is 4.8. However the joints of my fingers and toes pain. The pain is more after work, more in cold. Better by rest and warmth. What should I do?

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Physiotherapist, Noida
I am having hyperuricemia. I took Feburic 40 mg tablets, 2 times a day for 15 days. Now my Uric acid serum is 4.8. Ho...
A good way to diffuse general body pains: 1.take a long hot bath in water in which a few cups of Epsom salts have been added. 2.If you suspect your body and pains are due to stress-get plenty of sleep and try to reduce or eliminate the cause of your stress. 3.Meditation, deep breathing and yoga.
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Sir my father was suffering with diabetes for the last 15 years. His age was 47 years now. Recently he was affected with boils they are becoming big and more painful and he was getting a pain below the left side of abdomen so please give me the proper solution for this.

MBBS, CCEBDM
Diabetologist, Bangalore
Sir my father was suffering with diabetes for the last 15 years. His age was 47 years now. Recently he was affected w...
Hi Recurrent boils needs to be best managed with strict control of diabetes, antibiotics and drainage of the boil if it is big. The pus needs to be cultured. He can take paracetamol for his pain but draining the boil would give him more relief. Pain in the left lower abdomen in men can be from the testes, please see if he has any infection there. If its crampy pain it can be because of diarrhea, gas, indigestion.
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MD - Alternative Medicine
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
How do I prevent Diabetes?

It has been shown that regular exercise and Diet control can delay the onset of Diabetes .People having strong family history can delay the onset of Diabetes by these measures.

How Diagnose Diabetes?

As per the recent Guidelines the following criteria is used for the diagnosis.
1) Normal Range : Fasting Blood Sugar : Up to 110 mg/dl
Post Lunch / Glucose: Up to 140 mg/dl
2) Diabetic Range : Fasting Blood Sugar : More than 126 mg% ( More then one occasion)
Post Glucose Blood Sugar: More then 200 mg% ( 2 hours after 75 gm glucose)

If the criteria mentioned above are fulfilled the person is diagnosed to have diabetes.
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Am a diabetic and under medication. My blood sugar fasting is 111 and post lunch is 187. Please advice the reasons for too much spiking.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Am a diabetic and under medication.
My blood sugar fasting is 111 and post lunch is 187. Please advice the reasons fo...
Mr. lybrate-user, Fasting glucose is fairly good. PP is a bit high. There is no spiking. Changes in blood glucose levels can happen quite often, because it depends on ones daily food intake. Even if there is a slight extra intake, glucose level that day can be high. Best way to to check whether control is good or not is to check HbA1c%, which should be <7, for good control. Thanks.
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My wife is detected with hypothyroidism, hypocalcaemia & mild anaemia. Please give medical advice for appropriate treatment. Thanks.

MD - Consultant Physician
General Physician, Jaipur
What is the tsh t3 t4 calcium and hb levels? provide complete information so that I can assist you better.
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I am suffering from type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol and severe itching since almost 10 years. For diabetes I started with glycomet gp1 once daily, which is now increased to twice daily along with 500mg metformin in the night. I am worried since the dosage of medicine is increasing after every 2 years. Also, for itching I am taking anti-histamines. Also, I am feeling quite weak nowadays. Is there any better medicine or permanant cure?

PGDD, RD, Bachelor of Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
For a diabetic it is best advised to have a diet planned as per the sugar levels, lifestyle and history. Also weakness could be due to over restriction of foods. Diabetes is like a state of starvation for the body. It is not about restrictions but about a balanced intake of all foods. Though you can follow some guidelines - have small frequent meals. Do not fast for more than 2-3 hours. Avoid a very heavy meal at one time. Avoid fruit juices, aerated drinks or sugarcane juice, honey, jaggery or sugar. Fruits should be had as a mid meal. Avoid junk foods. Exercise and stay active. Do not attempt to try out too many remedies as you could go into hypoglycaemia. Sleep well. It's all a matter of discipline.
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What should I avoided in high sugar and high blood pressure?

MBBS
General Physician,
What should I avoided in high sugar and high blood pressure?
Apart from medication and exercise you need to take food with low glycemic index for your sugar and bp problem.
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Can a diabetic patient eat 5 raisins or big munnakka daily. My mother ia a diabetic patient and has frequent constipation problems so she takes trifala powder daily. Can she include munnaka in her diet.

B.A.M.S
Ayurveda,
Can a diabetic patient eat 5 raisins or big munnakka daily. My mother ia a diabetic patient and has frequent constipa...
Boil half glass milk with half glass water and add 7-8 small onions. It will relive your mothers constipation. Munnaka. Yes you can include.
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Iam 55 and taking regular B. P. And Thyroid and both are under control. These days having backache, joint pains with some noise while standing or action. Also itching in eyes with moisture and not able to get taste of eating home made. Controlling diet also Not getting tastes and feeling tiresome. Working for I. T. Co. Weight 69 height 5.8, thyroxine 50mg. B. P. Tablet metocard xl 50 and LTK 50 are regular dose. Thyroid 4 months bk was 8.8 and now after 4 months is 2.3. B. P normal. Kindly suggest what should I do for better health and backache severe pain.

Ph.D - Ayurveda, MD - Ayurveda, Diploma in Diet and Nutrition, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Diploma Yoga
Ayurveda, Jaipur
Iam 55 and taking regular B. P. And Thyroid and both are under control. These days having backache, joint pains with ...
For backache -\ get a mri done to pin point the cause and site of pain. Meanwhile go for ayurveda's panchkarma therapy - we have many option for you - kati basti (specialised panchakarma procedure for backpains), localised massgae with herbal oils, localised medicated steam, pottali massage. Continue these procedures for atleast 15 days. Regular oiling of the joint will improve the lubrication also. These procedures will relax your back muscles and give strength to your nerves and muscles of back. Also start some yogic exercises - tadasana, dhanurasan, halasana along with these therapies. This will greatly help. Please avoid pushing / pulling heavy objects, long sittings, long two-wheeler drives. Although some herbal medicines might also help you but after proper history taking. For that you may consult me privately over lybrate. Please update with your valuable feedback after 15 days.\
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Sir I have thyroid problem and taking thyroxine sodium tablet. 150 mg and 100 mg on alternate day. Now my latest thyroid test show as follows T3 is 1.04 T4 is 13.12 (high) TSH is 0.036 (low) Please advice me how it will become normal.

MBBS, MD
General Physician, Bangalore
Sir I have thyroid problem and taking thyroxine sodium tablet. 150 mg and 100 mg on alternate day. Now my latest thyr...
Mr. lybrate-user you are over dosing your self. Please stop medication for 15 days. Repeat t3 t4 TSH after 20 days. And revert back via private conversation.
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