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Dr. Vijay Viswanathan

Endocrinologist, Chennai

600 at clinic
Dr. Vijay Viswanathan Endocrinologist, Chennai
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I want all my patients to be informed and knowledgeable about their health care, from treatment plans and services, to insurance coverage.
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Dr. Vijay Viswanathan is an experienced Endocrinologist in Mylapore, Chennai. 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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My grandpa is 75 years old he is a sugar patient. Some days before he had a red rash around his elbow. Then after that his elbow became black and its injured now. Its like a little hole formed and puss is coming out. How to cure his elbow? Skin around his elbow is coming off little by little. Please help!

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My grandpa is 75 years old he is a sugar patient. Some days before he had a red rash around his elbow. Then after tha...
Lybrate-user, first thing is blood sugar must be in excellent control with fasting around 100 mg, pp 150 to 160 mg and hba1c% <7. Plus get the wound completely drained and cleaned, properly dressed. There is a need for proper antibiotic treatment for a week or more. Then the wound will heal. Thanks.
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Diabetes - How Can You Control its Affect on Your Eyes?

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Diabetes is a scourge that has been spreading like wildfire across the globe. It is one of the major public health concerns of the modern era. Diabetes not only causes damage to your internal organs but will also take a toll on your eyes if left unchecked. Retinopathy, glaucoma, cataracts and blurry vision are common phenomena accompanying diabetes.

You may not notice it at first. Symptoms can include:

Blurry or double vision

Rings, flashing lights, or blank spots

Dark or floating spots

Pain or pressure in one or both of your eyes

Trouble seeing things out of the corners of your eyes

Thus Comprehensive Dilated Eye Exam plays an important role to detect it.

Here are some common Diabetic Eye Problems:

Blurry Vision: Do things turn blurry for you at times? Well it is not your glasses which are at fault but your high blood sugar count swelling up the lens within your eye and changing your ability to see. In order to correct your vision, you need to try bringing your sugar level back to the optimal range, which is 70 to 130 milligrams per deciliter. Do call on a doctor if the situation persists or deteriorates further.

Cataracts: Your eye lens is just like a camera that enables you to see through it by focusing on a particular object. If you have cataract, your otherwise clear lens gets shrouded a layer making it opaque and cloudy. You tend to face difficulties in the form of glares, blurred or clouded vision, and blind spots among other problems. Diabetics are prone to acquiring cataract much earlier than others, with the condition worsening subsequently. They are removed via surgery where your doctor substitutes your hazy lens with a new artificial one.

Glaucoma: You eye transmits images to your brain through the optic nerve. Pressure may build up within the optic nerve resulting in damage and ultimately causing total or partial blindness. This is a fairly common disorder with diabetics and a large number of cases pertaining to blindness due to diabetes are caused by this. Usually, glaucoma can be treated with laser, surgery, eye drops or medicines. It is important to visit a doctor as it can help stop the progression of the disorder much earlier.

Diabetic Retinopathy: The retina is a cluster of cells behind your eyes that absorbs light and converts them into images that are sent to the brain via your optic nerve. High blood sugar count can actually wreak havoc on the tiny blood vessels within your retina giving rise to diabetic retinopathy. Symptoms may include blurry vision, seeing spots, blind spots and difficulty in low light or night time. Retinopathy can cause you to progressively go blind and thus it is imperative that you go for periodic check-ups and keep your diabetes under control.

Control and Prevention

If you have diabetes, you are not doomed to develop diabetic eye disease. Although you are at risk, you have the ability to control your diabetes so your vision is not compromised. Controlling diabetes requires you to monitor your blood sugar levels regularly. Follow some steps to help you control and preserve your vision:

Taking your Medicines regularly as prescribed by your doctor. Skipping of medication may leads to irregular control and is more hazardous.

Eating Right food is essential when trying to prevent or control diabetes. Eat a diet that is high in nutrients, low in fat and moderate in calories. A high-fiber diet with low glycaemic index foods (slow-release carbohydrates) will keep blood sugar steady and make you feel full. Although you do not need to eliminate sugar completely, you must limit sugar to a small serving. The good news is that as you cut sweets, your cravings will change and you will naturally desire more healthy foods.

Keep your A1C level under 7%: A1C is a test you have during a visit to your endocrinologist to determine how well-controlled your diabetes has been during the previous 2-3 months. Keeping your blood glucose in this target range means less damage to the delicate blood vessels around your eyes.

Control blood pressure and Cholesterol Levels: People with diabetes have a greater chance of having high blood pressure and Cholesterol, which can cause eye blood vessel damage.

Regular Physical Exercise can help you control your blood sugar, increase fitness and reduce your risk for heart disease and nerve damage. You must track your blood sugar before, during and after exercise to prevent hypoglycaemia.

Annual comprehensive eye exams: If you are pre-diabetic or diabetic, it is even more important to have Complete Dilated eye exam to initially get baseline recordings of the eye conditions and then regular yearly follow-up visits to monitor changes in your vision. If you notice blurred vision and you have had diabetes for a length of time, it might be a signal you need to keep tighter control of your glucose levels.
Diabetes - How Can You Control its Affect on Your Eyes?
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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 ?

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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.

I lost my weights. Dnt know y. Feeling sick from .It can be diebatics. How can I check this

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FBS and HbA1c, if ur fasting is between 100- 125 u ned to do a 75gOGTT, if FBS is more than 126 that means u r diabetic.

I have pain in my legs and stretching nerves. Some say it's sciatica pain. No medicine is giving relief. I have diabetes. Please advise.

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I have pain in my legs and stretching nerves. Some say it's sciatica pain. No medicine is giving relief. I have diabe...
informe if your blood sugar is controlled or not. you can use meganeuron one daily if not using already. consult again if not ok.
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I am suffering from hypothyroidism and my menstrual cycle is becoming weak every month it gets over in 2 days please help me.

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I am suffering from hypothyroidism and my menstrual cycle is becoming weak every month it gets over in 2 days please ...
Hello, please get a tsh level done and possibly you are still uncontrolled and might require thyroxine supplementation.

How i can i Control uric acid?

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you can take tab. bencid-500 mg once a day after meal, tab. zyloric 100 mg once a day after meal. continue checkup your tests. avoid more protein diet,milk products.avoid alcohol,stress, go walk, take whole grain foods,oats,green veg.,juice,
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My father is a sugar patient and suffering from fever from last 4 6 days . He is having pain in his body and more in knees and now he done his blood test and according to report he is now suffering from typhoid also and sugar is also high . So no please tell me what should I gave him in his diet.

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My father is a sugar patient and suffering from fever from last 4 6 days . He is having pain in his body and more in ...
Give him simple bland diet as long as fever is there. Avoid sugar, junk food, fried food and fruit juices.

I am 40 years old man I have back pain and my sugar level is 355 and leaver is week due to highly use if alchocal now I want I leave all bad habits what should I need to do and what diet should you need to follow to be healthy.

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1) quit alcohol now. If you can't do it on your own, seek medical help. 2) get your complete diabetic profile, including lipid profile, lfts & rfts. 3) you might require usg of the abdomen. 4) take immediate action. You are quite young!

Hello sir, Please tell me how can control sugar level in blood naturally? he is a diabetic patient.

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Hello sir, Please tell me how can control sugar level in blood naturally? he is a diabetic patient.
Regular exercise, weight reduction,diet restriction, avoid sweet. Monitor your blood sugar every three months and consult doctor

I am diabetic & in stress on insulin Novomix 70/30 mor 20 & evening 10 units & tab Gemer 2 trice a day with ecosprin av 75 mg once?

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This medicne is a substitute for your insulin it cant cure you permanently u sure need acupressure point to avoid much use of all these medicines reduce your stress by taking long deep breadth in daily for 15 times, try it find the cause of stress and avoid stress first.

My sugar level does not decrease inspite of insulin 20mg twice a day and other medicines also

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Hello You have Type 1 Diabetes, and you are taking Insulin with Triglynase Type 1 Diabetes is treated only by Insulin and oral medications are contraindicated. So escalate the dosage of insulin as per the reports and manage to control Diabetes ONLY with Insulins Thanks Dr Joozer Rangwala
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My uncle is 50 years old. He is suffering from knee pain often. And he is having diabetes I think so. What to do?

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My uncle is 50 years old. He is suffering from knee pain often. And he is having diabetes I think so. What to do?
Core strengthening exercise- straight leg raised with toes turned outward, repeat 10 times, twice a day. Hams stretching- lie straight, take the leg up, pull the feet towards yourself, with a elastic tube or normal belt. Repeat 10 times, twice a day. Quadriceps exercises- lie straight, make a towel role and put it under the knee, press the keen against the role, hold it for 20 secs. Repeat 20 times twice a day. This will help relieve some pain.
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She has diabetes what we can do?

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She has diabetes what we can  do?
Hello , ou can control diabetes by having a medication prescribed by doctor. Its a degenerative disease inside from your body. But to completely get rid of diabetes, you should have a better control on your food habits. Along with your medication, if you take a proper diet of proteins, amino acids, vitamins and minerals these will work on your body hormonal balancing system once your harmon are working in a balancing way, slowing your degenerative diseases will be repaired and medication dosage will come down. Eventually you can continue diet without medication. Preparing your diet and nutrition chart doesn't much time, maximum half day. Let me know if I can help you with best nutrition. Get rid of diabetes will take time as this degeneration might happened from a long time, but we only come to know when you have a sympton out of it.

My daughter is head sweat when checked her vitamin D it was deficient. Is was 15.5 but should be between 30 to 100. Also she is having hair loss in patches when shown to dermatologist they says it's alopecia areata. Also while her her delivery my wife is having hypo thyroid. We also checked my daughters T3 and TSH. They are T3 is 1.76 , T4 is 7.15 and TSH is 1.39. Can please let me know reasons for her hair loss and what should we do to cure it and do not happen again, thanks?

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My daughter is head sweat when checked her vitamin D it was deficient. Is was 15.5 but should be between 30 to 100. A...
Mr. Lybrate-user, from the thyroid test results, it is clear she does not have any problem with that gland. Alopecia areata is a condition which a dermatologist should be able to help out. Also look at her cbc (total blood cell count), to see if she has anemia. You may give vitamin d 3 supplement. Also give zinc supplement. Some times zinc deficiency also leads to hair loss. Thanks.
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My mother aged 60, is a known thyroid patient past 15 years, is under the treatment for thyroid, T.eltroxin. Now and then she feels some one is calling her and and speaks by her self alone when no one around. She is having this problem past 5 years. We took her to psychiatrist. She is taking s.Celeb, and Olan -5 mg. But she is the same. Kindly help.

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Drugs are Ok. She is suffering from Dementia in which improvement is not upto mark. Drugs will only slow it's progression.
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Besides exercise a and diet what else can a person incorporate to keep their diabetes in control.

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Besides exercise a and diet what else can a person incorporate to keep their diabetes in control.
beside excersice & diet, in Ayurveda some more things are mentioned for maintain health. these are dincharya (daily regimen), rutucharya (seasonal regimen), uncontrol of natural urges(don't control natural urges like appetite, bowel, urination, sleep etc. you can do more: *take turmeric & amla 1 TSP in morning *use milk & ghee of cow only * take ajvayan methi & jeera 1 TSP after each meal * avoid curd * avoid day sleep *avoid stress & anger
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What foods are not allowed for a sugar patient?

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What foods are not allowed for a sugar patient?
White bread, french fries, fried white-flour tortillas. White rice. High calories food. Better we do a personal consultation. Let me know if I can help you with more info. Thank you.

Hello Sir I have been diagnosed for Type 2 Diabetes 4 months back that time my HBA1C was 8.1 and fasting blood glucose was 159 and PP was 329. doctor Advise me to start Galvus Met 50/1000 for the first two week and then reduce to 50/500 dose. Now after 4 months I have reduced 8 Kg body weight and now the report says my HBA1C is 6.0 now doctor have advised me to start Glycomet SR 850 MG per day twice is this fine since now my sugar level is controller I need your expert opinion. Please suggest.

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Hello Sir I have been diagnosed for Type 2 Diabetes 4 months back that time my HBA1C was 8.1 and fasting blood glucos...
Mr. lybrate-user, Diabetes is well controlled mainly because of drugs that you are taking. Therefore, the present treatment has to be continued along with that you will have to exercise regularly, plus take a properly planned and restricted diet that provides exact amount of calories based on ideal body weight (65 kgs), extent of daily exercise and sugar levels. Thanks.
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