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Dr. Vijay Viswanathan

Endocrinologist, Chennai

600 at clinic
Dr. Vijay Viswanathan Endocrinologist, Chennai
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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 dad expired last year in a road accident. It was impossible to bear with the loss but I am controlling myself. But my mother is in a very bad state. She is depressed and has got bp problems. Sometimes its 200. Please help.

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My dad expired last year in a road accident. It was impossible to bear with the loss but I am controlling myself. But...
Dear lybrate user, I am very sorry to hear about your loss. Losing your dad at this age and in a road accident must have been very traumatic for you. You and your mother are going through a very difficult phase in your life. Your dad's tragic and sudden death has affected you both, but in different ways. There is loss support and sudden increase in the responsibilities for you both. This might be causing a huge burden on you both and you might be feeling insecure and lost. At this difficult time when you are emotionally stressed out, it will be difficult for you to live life normally. You may need some more time to come out of this grief. It is advisable to share your sad feelings with each other and/or with your respective friends and relatives. You both need to talk about your pain with someone. It will relieve you of some pain and sadness. I hope your mother is on medication for bp. I would suggest that you both take an appointment with a counsellor, who will help you in this difficult situation so that eventually you both can move on with life. Take care.

Sir my father is 48 year old suffering from diabetics hypertension syncope and diabetics neuropathy he feel anxiety and body pain during noon and no one help him in this regard doc only check bp and sugar level.

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Hi , we have complete package for dm and htn. If you want to take ayurweda medicine you can reply me in private consultation. There are no any side effects in ayurweda. Normally your father can take one cucumber one tomato one momordica charantia daily morning empty stomach. And arjun kwath.

Hi My aunt aged 41 years also a Diabetic patient experiencing a pricking sensation in her nerves specially in legs ,Is this due to Diabetics or Internal heat in her body ,whenever she feels it she starts taking curd, lot of water n lemon then this problem gets cool down .Suggest us a solution for this.

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Hi My aunt aged 41 years also a Diabetic patient experiencing a pricking sensation in her nerves specially in legs ,I...
Hello, diabetes mellitus when present for long time and if not well controlled causes a number of chronic complications including peripheral neuropathy. This condition produces pricking and burning sensation in feet. One of the prime requirement is strict blood sugar control like fasting around 100 mg, pp 150 to 160 mg and hba1c%<6.8. Consistently well controlled diabetes may not produce serious consequences. Plus to reduce the symptoms there are some medications available like methylcobalamine & combinations with other vitamins, plus other drugs. The very concept of heat in the body causing various problems it self is incorrect. Our body is warm, if any extra heat is produced that comes as fever. Thanks for the question.

I hava tharoid problem. What can I do?

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You are referring to hypothyroidsm I think. In that case based on your tsh levels and body weight, you have to start treatment with thyroxine tablets (thyronorm). This treatment has to be rgularly taken and for lifetime.

I am suffering from hypo thyroid and my B12 level is also low. I feel sleepy all the day. What to do doctor? I am consuming thyroxine tablet 50 mg one no daily.

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I am suffering from hypo thyroid and my B12 level is also low. I feel sleepy all the day. What to do doctor? I am con...
Hello, it's said that you are suffering from hypothyroidism along with low b12. Please follow few easy tips for the same to help you better. 1. Try to take fresh vegetables and fruits to overcome the vitamins. 2. Take small walk session twice daily for atleast 20 mins. 3. Take proper sleep not more than 8hrs. 4. Keep busy with the work you love. 5. Try homoeopathy. This will not only help you to regain the balance of health but also channelize the flow of energy.

I got married 3 years back. I have least interest in having sex with my husband. I am over weight and my age is 32. I find that my urge for sex is totally vanished. Is it bcoz of any hormonal disbalance or just stress and weight. I have a hypothyroid too. Please advise.

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I got married 3 years back. I have least interest in having sex with my husband. I am over weight and my age is 32. I...
due to hormonal imbalance thyroid and obesity few affects on sexual life . they took low interest in sex. you should be support in sex with your husband. avoid stress. live a normal life with husband. if any dryness or pain in vagina then consult a gyane. doctor. or you can use vaginal tab. candid -v at night.

I am 65 year diabetic .I have undergone bypass in 2011. Can I eat dates on regular basis as mentioned?

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I am 65 year diabetic .I have undergone bypass in 2011. Can I eat dates on regular basis as mentioned?
Each date has 20 calories. Dates have low Glycemic Index hence they can be taken by a diabetic person. Upto 5 per day should be okay. They have good fiber hence will help in digestion.

I am a diabetic patient. Please provide me with a list of fruits, vegetables etc which are to be taken and which are to be avoided ?

MBBS & Post Graduate course in Diabetology, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), CCEBDM
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DIABETIC FRUITS Recommended fruits in Diabetic patients - Apples, Pears, Apricots, blue berries, kinifruit, pomegranets, avocado, guava, grape fruit Avoid - Grapes, orange, dates, water melon, banana, fruit juices, dry fruits Vegetables - cook thoroughly and have it

My uric acid level is 10.8 what I do?

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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. Tab. Ulracet sos for pain in joints.

I have got uric acid level 7.9. How to reduce the level to normal and what are the do's and don'ts.

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Hi please try to reduce weight if you are overweight & slightly cut down on non veg n high protein diet.

How could I control my blood sugar?

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How could I control my blood sugar?
Blood sugar can be controlled by following methods: 1) regular medication as prescribed, 2) following dietary restrictions, 3) no sweets and direct sugar intake, 4) regular exercise for at least 1 h or more a day, 5) maintaining weight within normal limit (ideal body weight = height in cms - 100 x 0.9 = kgs). 6) consuming more green salads, avoiding deep fried foods. If one follows these guide lines meticulously then controlling blood sugar is possible.

I am 44 years old. Already I have been taken Glycomet 500 mg twice a day. From today morning to till the time I feel drowsy and not able to due the routine work actively. I want your suggestions.

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I am 44 years old. Already I have been taken Glycomet 500 mg twice a day. From today morning to till the time I feel ...
Mr Manickam, Looking at the details provided your BMI is 28 kg/M2, which means you are over weight, your ideal body weight should be 60 kg, so there is 18 kg extra weight. This is a major contributor for diabetes. You have not mentioned about blood sugar levels, HbA1c% and whether you do any exercise. It is important in the treatment of diabetes apart from taking drugs exercise and restricted diet giving exact calories matching the needs based on Ideal Body Weight, blood sugar level and extent of physical activity. Plus one should avoid sweets, deep fried foods, junk foods, pastries, alcohol, red meat and smoking. If you want any specific guidelines please come in a private conversation with details which I have asked, where I will be able to givve specific advice.

I have developed sugar/diabetes in age of 30. I think due to this some problem has arise in erection. Having problem in married life.

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I have developed sugar/diabetes in age of 30. I think due to this some problem has arise in erection. Having problem ...
Yes uncontroll diabetes can cause impotence so do better control of sugar by medicines diet and exercise you can enjoy normal sexual life.

Why hypertension and diabetes are not permanently curable. When we have lot many doctors in this world, why we cannot prepared the medicine for this, is that a curse for humankind coz I have seen many people who are suffering with these disease.

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Why hypertension and diabetes are not permanently curable. When we have lot many doctors in this world, why we cannot...
Mr. Lybrate-user. Diabetes is occurring either due to lack of insulin or resistance to its action, mainly because of being over weight and secondly due inactivity and junk foods. This true incase of t2 dm. In t1 insulin producing beta cells in pancreas are destroyed due antibodies. T1 is an autoimmune disease. These are two main types of diabetes. In both types insulin has to be provided (t1 by injections of insulin) in t2 stimulating insulin secretion. Since this hormone is required every single moment in our body, there is no way of curing the condition. It can only be controlled. Similarly in high bp also there are multiple triggers involved, each can not exactly identified and removed. So cure is not possible. Here too over weight, obesity, inactivity, high fat, excess salt plus various other triggers are active, and the process continues for lifetime, hence only control is possible. Similarly there a host of diseases where ther is no cure available in spite of great advances in medicine. I understand your concern, but that is the fact. May some time later science will be able to find a cure for all diseases, let us hope. Thanks.

I had diabetes. Recently while I am asleep some rats have bitten my legs. The wound is not yet healed nut my sugar os increased to 400. What to do? Suggest some suggestions. Please help me.

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I had diabetes. Recently while I am asleep some rats have bitten my legs. The wound is not yet healed nut my sugar os...
Mr. Lybrate-user, rat bite injury has to be properly cleaned, dressed regularly. Plus if needed some antibiotic may be taken for 5 to 7 days. Most importantly control of blood sugar (fasting near 100 g, pp 150 to 160 mg and hba1c% <7), is absolutely essential. Because if sugar level remains high, then wound healing is badly affected, particularly in the lower limbs. So you have to take appropriate treatment to correct sugar levels. Thanks for the question.

How to solve thyroid problem permanently? I am 21 years old. Could you pls tel me tips to avoid thyroid problem. I've hypothyroid.

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How to solve thyroid problem permanently? I am 21 years old. Could you pls tel me tips to avoid thyroid problem. I've...
Hi. If you are suffering from chronic and high grade thyroid dysfunction or autoimmune thyroid disease, in all these cases whether you take allopathic or homoeopathic or any other mode of treatment, it would maintain your thyroid function. Do practice yoga along with these medicines. Yoga-Poses: Kalapbhati: This is a very effective form of pranayama. Sit down on the floor in a comfortable cross-legged position. Take a deep breath & then exhale quickly, while making a sound. Always remember while doing Kapalbhati – you have to forcefully and quickly exhale, but slowly and deeply inhale. Continue doing this for 10 times & then release. Ujjayi Pranayam: Sit down on the floor in a cross-legged straight position. Inhale slowly and deeply by both the nostrils. Try to make a hissing sound while you are sucking in the air. After that, stretch your inhale time for a while & then exhale as much as you can without giving any kind of pressure to your other body parts. This type of pranayama is very effective for those suffering from bronchitis, asthma & thyroid. Yoga Nidra (Corpse Pose) also works well in both hypo and hyperthyroidism in reducing stress and calming down. Foods to be avoided in Hypothyroidism: hypothyroidism causes skin to become dry. Once it is controlled with tsh levels becoming normal, most symptoms will disappear. Carrots and beet root are fine, can be eaten. Only cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, radish, mustard, peanuts, soy beans and soy containing products and coffee need to be avoided.

Sir mare mumy ko sugar hai koi achi se dwai btao jisse unka sugar control me rhe.

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Sir mare mumy ko sugar hai koi achi se dwai btao jisse unka sugar control me rhe.
Get following test done for your mother and review with reports 1. FBS, PP Blood sugar 2. HBA1C 3. KFT 4 Urine R/M Diabetes is managed By Diet control Antidiabetic Medication Lifestyle changes There are many class of Antidiabetic medicines are available consult Diabetologist for further management

I had normal sugar levels one year back. In latest diagnosis , it wa found my fasting blood glucose level is 165 and post lunch is 224. What does fasting blood level indicate and reasons for higher fasting glucose. My be please be informedd.

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Fasting sugar levels are high due to endogenous prodction of sugar by liver. Pls consult further for details. Thanks, Dr surbhi agrawal consultant diabetologist

I have sugar. After eating the food 180 and without eating the food 120. Please suggest me how can manage sugar level.

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I have sugar. After eating the food 180 and without eating the food 120. Please suggest me how can manage sugar level.
Yes, you are suffering from diabetes as your blood sugar levels are high. Change your life style with avoiding high calorie food and drinks. Take small frequent meals and avoid junk food. Daily exercise and weight loss a good idea to follow. Monitor your blood sugar levels regularly and do a hba1c test. If still not controlled then you may have to start medicines. Please revert back with reports asap.

How to know that I am diabetic.?

CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
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How to know that I am diabetic.?
Get your blood sugar checked both fasting and after food, if values are above 126 mg fasting and above 200mg after food then you are having diabetes.
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