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Dr. Vijay Viswanathan  - Endocrinologist, Chennai

Dr. Vijay Viswanathan

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, PHD

Endocrinologist, Chennai

30 Years Experience  ·  600 - 950 at clinic
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Dr. Vijay Viswanathan MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, PHD Endocrinologist, Chennai
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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 30 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.

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Education
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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M.V. Centre for Diabetes

No.9, Dr. Radhakrishnan Salai, Mylapore. Landmark: Near Citi Center Signal, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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M.V. Hospital for Diabetes & Diabetes Research Centre

No.4, West Mada Church Street, Royapuram. Landmark: Near To Axis Bank ATM, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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M.V. Centre for Diabetes

No.110/111, Ground Floor, Burma Colony,Perungudi . Landmark: Behind State Bank of India, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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MV Hospital for Diabetes

#9, Dr. Radhakrishnan Salai Landmark : Opposite To Chennai City CentreChennai Get Directions
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M.V. Centre For Diabetes

#14, 1st Floor, Vee Jay Towers, Vijaya Nagar Officers Colony, 100 Feet Byepass Road, N Home LineChennai Get Directions
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M.V. Hospital for Diabetes & Diabetes Research Centre

#4, West Mada Church Street, Royapuram, Landmark: Near To Axis Bank ATM.Chennai Get Directions
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I am suffering from diabetes. Problem of sneezing countless times. Also nose and throat becomes too dry especially at night and unable to take sound sleep at night.

CCEBDM, PG Diploma In Clinical cardiology, MBBS
General Physician, Ghaziabad
I am suffering from diabetes. Problem of sneezing countless times. Also nose and throat becomes too dry especially at...
1. Avoid exposure to cold 2. Take bath with little warm water 3. Do steam inhalation regularly at least once a day 4. Warm salt water gargles daily 5 no cold water / cold drinks / ice creams and so on for medicine contact on private chat.
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BSc Home Science, M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore
FIBRE:
Processed foods are devoid of natural fibre. On an average women need 35g and men 38 gm of fibre daily to keep their gut healthy. Also fibre binds the excess sugar as well as bad cholesterol from the blood stream and excretes it out. Thus fibre helps in diabetes, cholesterol, acidity, gastritis, GERD, constipation, IBS etc. To get more fibre, one should incorporate sprouts, plenty of fruits and raw veg in the form of salads.
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Hello I am suffering from diabetes I walk everyday and stay away from sugar still I feel pain in my body also isn't it from stress please consult anything for it.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chennai
Hello I am suffering from diabetes I walk everyday and stay away from sugar still I feel pain in my body also isn't i...
Please have a diet which has enough protein fron dhals and whole pulses. If you take non vegetarian foods it could be egg fish or chicken. Make sure that you arr taking at least 2 cups of vegetable a dqy. At least one cup of fruit.
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My fasting insulin is 18 and pp is 188 . Is it v high . What can be done abt it . I am 51 and 78 kg female

Vaidya Visharad
Sexologist, Narnaul
Hello Dear, Obesity in ayurveda is known as Medorog and is defined excessive body fat accumulation in body. Medo roga specially found predominantly pitta body type constitution. The disturbed ?Pitta-the digestive fire? is disturbed leading to improper digestion and assimilation of fats. Being overweight can put you at risk for hypertension, diabetes, arthritis, back pain, coronary heart disease, and sleep problems. We have specialised medicine prepared for weight loss . No Exercise , No Dieting, No side Effect ,Kindly Attach your cholestrol and thyroid report. For better result and shape body use our medicine and see result within 15 days for order with your test reports details.
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I am a 65 years old diabetic person having controlled sugar through regular medications. For last one month I have been experiencing swelling in both the legs and pain in the lower leg area normally covered under socks. My doctor has administered 3-days dytor plus and further changed triglucored forte withzoryl-2mg and istamet. Though my swelling in the legs has gone but the pain still remains in the lower leg area which is hardened. Kindly suggest what medications can be taken for the pain and softening the hardened area of lower leg. I am no more using socks for last one month as suggested by the doctor.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am a 65 years old diabetic person having controlled sugar through regular medications. For last one month I have be...
I want to know a few more details like your fasting and pp sugar levels, hba1c and lipid profile. Is the pain aggravated by walking and does it reduce on stopping or resting for some time? if it happens that way, please get your blood supply to the limbs checked by colour doppler tests which show the internal blood supply. Because in diabetes peripheral blood vessels are affected by cholesterol deposition. You may also consult a vascular surgeon for this. How is your foot does it feel cold, or shiny looking? please inform me. Thanks.
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My glucose level is 84 and 100 before and after breakfast on 7th november. Am I in healthy condition. I hope I am reversed from pre diabetic to healthy. Again checked today and the value are same.

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Ayurveda, Bangalore
My glucose level is 84 and 100 before and after breakfast on 7th november. Am I in healthy condition. I hope I am rev...
Hi, Your FBS and PPBS levels are in the normal range now with medication. Try to maintain this with maintainence dose of the medicines and diet. Do not stop the medication as diabetes can only be controlled a and not cured.
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Sir I am diabetic and I need an ans fm sexologist. For my early ejaculation. I have ordered malebooster pro. An tablet. Is it safe to use.

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Sir I am diabetic and I need an ans fm sexologist. For my early ejaculation. I have ordered malebooster pro. An table...
Strict control of diabetes is a must. Premature ejaculation is very common and is usually not associated with any disease but may be due to anxiety, sometimes however there may be problem with prostate gland and thyroid hormone. You can learn to control pe by doing this exercise- pull your muscles that you pull at the end of urination for few seconds then release repeat this several times daily. Another is stop-start technique: when you feel that you are going to ejaculate stop the sexual stimulation and divert your mind, the penis will relax, after sometime start the stimulation again and repeat the procedure. Over few months you will gradually increase your ejaculation time. Most often it is a chronic problem, you have to take medicines in between and period off medicine. I cannot comment on malebooster because it is not listed in pharmacology.
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Diabetes - 5 Common Signs Of It!

M.D.(A.M.), BAMS
General Physician, Gurgaon
Diabetes - 5 Common Signs Of It!

At present 3 out of the 5 people are suffering from diabetes and it is the 7th leading cause of death worldwide. Moreover, it is no more restricted just to adults and affects children as well. Diabetes is a metabolic disease resulting in increase in the level of glucose in the body. Glucose is a source of energy for the cells making up the muscles and other tissues in the body. But if the level of glucose goes up, it shows the sign of danger. Diabetes is of 2 types: 

  1. Type 1: body fails to produce insulin.
  2. Type 2: Body fails to produce enough insulin which is required by the body.

There are no definite signs of diabetes. It simply varies from person to person. In many of the cases it goes unnoticed. Such signs are as follows:

  1. Sudden weight loss: You might experience a sudden weight loss of 5 to10 kgs within a month. This happens when sugar metabolism ceases very quickly.  Insufficient insulin prevents the body from taking in glucose in the body cells from the blood to use as energy. In such a scenario the body starts burning fat and muscle for energy. This results in weight loss.
  2. Intense hunger: The cells in your body might not get enough energy either due to absence or improper functioning of insulin in your blood. This makes you hungry quite often.
  3. Excessive urination and thirst: Due to diabetes, the glucose level in the body goes up. The kidneys are overloaded with the burden of working overtime for filtering and absorbing the excess glucose in your body. The excess sugar, which the kidney cannot store is excreted out of your body. This makes you urinate frequently.  Due to frequent urination the body gets dehydrated which makes you feel thirsty more often.
  4. Blurred vision: Due to the high level of glucose in your body tissues gets pulled away from the lens of the eyes. This results in vision issues. If not treated on time, it may even lead to blindness.
  5. Increased fatigue: The cells in your body might not get enough energy either due to absence or improper functioning of insulin in your blood. This makes you restless more often and you may even feel too weak to do your regular activities.

If you notice any of these signs, get the level of sugar in your checked and take the required remedies. It is good to get it treated as early as possible rather than facing immense trouble in future. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a General Physician.

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My TSH is 8.4. I have been prescribed Thyronorm 50 mcg. Before I commence medication, just wanted to confirm, is it okay to take this medicine?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Cetificate Course In Thyroid Disorders Management (CCMTD)
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My TSH is 8.4. I have been prescribed Thyronorm 50 mcg. Before I commence medication, just wanted to confirm, is it o...
Mr. lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. With TSh 8.4 mU/L there is no need for starting the medication. Because up to 9.9 mU/L the condition is considered as Sub-clinical. In that situation no treatment is advocated. However, if one has presence of troublesome symptoms then in some cases even with lower than 10 mU/L TSH, thyroxine is prescribed. Since there is no mention of any symptoms in your communication, I just stated the facts. Another point to consider for starting treatment even with low (less than 10 mU/L) TSH, if a person has Anti TPO antibodies in higher concentration, then also treatment is started. In that situation it is called as Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. Thanks.
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Homeopathic Treatment For Thyroid Problems!

B.H.M.S., P.G.Diploma in Maternal & Child Healthcare, Advance Paediatric
Homeopath,
Homeopathic Treatment For Thyroid Problems!

It is extremely remarkable to note how homeopathic treatments have gained immense acceptance and recognition in the field of modern-day treatment procedures, offering the most effective and safe medication options. A number of thyroid problems can, in fact, be alleviated with the help of homeopathic remedies, also saving you the trouble of encountering unwanted and unforeseen side effects of the normal prescription drugs. The most common problems pertaining to the thyroid gland are possibly hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. Both the conditions can be cured with utmost efficacy when the right drugs are prescribed.

Hypothyroidism And Homeopathy

Hypothyroidism is the medical condition wherein the thyroid gland underperforms and produces insufficient amount of hormones required for the normal functioning of the body. The most effective homeopathic remedies for hypothyroidism are:

  1. Nux Vomica: This remedy is usually recommended to those patients who suffer from extreme temperament and ones who feel chilly often without any particular reason. Obstinate constipation in the patients is also curbed by this medicine. Women with prolonged periods are also prescribed Nux Vomica to decrease the incidence of period related problems.
  2. Lycopodium Clavatum: Patients of hypothyroidism who complain of gastric troubles are the ones who usually opt for Lycopodium Clavatum. Excessive hair fall as a result of hypothyroidism can also be cured with it.
  3. Calcera Carbonica: It is usually ranked as the best medicine for treating hypothyroidism, especially in patients who suffer from cold feet, extreme fatigue, and bowel problems.

Hyperthyroidism And Homeopathy

A condition wherein the thyroid gland tends to be overactive and produces more than the requisite level of hormones is usually referred to as a classic case of hyperthyroidism. Homeopathic treatments for this abnormality aim at treating the root causes to achieve best results:

  1. Lachesis Mutus: Hyperthyroidism patients who persistently complain of rising body heat are prescribed this. It also lessens the problems of fatigue and queasiness.
  2. Iodium: Patients who lose their weight quickly despite maintaining a healthy diet are prescribed doses of Iodium. Anxiousness and fatigue are also cured along with other problems.
  3. Conium Maculatum: Patients who suffer from acute depression and refuse to participate in day-to-day activities are generally given this. Trembling and profuse perspiration are treated effectively with the help of Conium Maculatum.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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