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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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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.

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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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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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Can type 2 diabetes be cured? I am man of 35 years.I got diabetes at the age of 29.Can it be cured by any stream of medicine or i should have to take medicines for life long period.

M.B;B.S, P.G.(FAMILY MEDICINE), D.O.H.
General Physician, Hyderabad
There is no cure for DM, only control. You have to monitor your blood sugar levels periodically & take medicines as advised by the DR.

I have hypocalcaemia. I have many times muscle aches & cramps. Why that create how that clear solution.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
take vit d and calcium supplement regularly.. u can take some ayurvedic calcium supplement like moti, shankh, and more.. consult privately for ayurvedic treatment..
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I am very fat. My weight is 70kg. My age is 43 year. I am suffering from sugar. So please suggested me.

MD - Medicine
Endocrinologist, Ahmedabad
I am very fat. My weight is 70kg. My age is 43 year. I am suffering from sugar. So please suggested me.
You must start exercise with proper guidance. Your food must be low in calorie. Like more leafy vegetables and low fat diet. Eat with smaller dishes. Use less amount of soft drinks or juices. Better to eat high fibre diet.
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I am 67+ year old. I am taking diabetes n high bp medicine for last 8 years. Both are always under control. Some 8months back my left hand began to shake slightly, doctors diagnosed as nervous weakness. I took medicines prescribed by doctor. But the shaking still persists. What should l do?

General Physician (AM)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Chandigarh
Shaking that gets worse when you try to maintain one position? a family history of tremor? as many as one in four people develop essential tremor as they age. You are more likely to develop essential tremor if you have a parent or sibling with the condition. Requires detailed questioning so as to ascertain your personality and to treat you symptomatically. Treatment is available, safe and without side effects in biochemic system of medication. Consult me in private.
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I am 34 years ole female I have a diabetes 1 year ago my weight is 78 now how I control my weight.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
I am 34 years ole female I have a diabetes 1 year ago my weight is 78 now how I control my weight.
Diabetes is a lifestyle disease, hence the most important treatment for controlling it is to follow proper diet and lifestyle. Here is the details you must keep in mind for controlling blood sugar and its complications: 1. Maintain body weight. 2. Do not fast/ don't have a long break in meals. Instead of having three big meals, start 5-6 frequent but small meals. 3. Do regular light exercise along with meditation (stress is a major factor for uncontrolled blood sugar) 4. Take more sprouts. 5. Instead of pure curd, take diluted curd mixed with cucumber, onion (raayta). 6. Use cow milk and its products. 7. In fruits, you may take papaya, apple, orange, pear, jamun, guava in average quantity. 8. Soybean chunks, dal, and atta is good. 9. Use multi grain atta (wheat+ jau+ bajra). Avoid plain only wheat floor chapatis. 10. Sabudana khichri is good in breakfast. 11. Curd made by methi seeds is good (boil the milk with methi seeds and make curd of this). 12. Take unpolished rice more and take less white rice. 13. Strictly do not take sugar in liquid form, like shikanji, coke, but its not so harmful to take solid sugar like a piece of mithai (just as comparatively not recommended regularly). Also you should visit an experienced ayurveda physician to know what ayurveda medicines are helpful in controlling diabetes.
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my thyroid results are Total T3 3.64 ng/ml Total T4 5.59 ug/dl TSH 1.48 you! U/ml.  This is the first time diagnosis, my doctor said I do not need any medication and I do not have thyroid but the results shows T3 levels are high than normal Do you suggest me anything? And can you brief what is my test results.

Advance BHRT Certification, Fellowship in BHRT & Longevity Medicine, Fellowship in Endocrinology, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Bangalore
Firstly, I would recommend free t3 and free t4 levels rather than total. If you are not symptomatic, may not require treatment but periodic assessment is required.
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My mother suffers from diabetes from 16 years it is not in control. What we have to do?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My mother suffers from diabetes from 16 years it is not in control. What we have to do?
Mr Abhishek, If diabetes is not in control . means either the treatment is inadequate or diet and exercise are not enough. Then we have to give a relook at the present drug treatment and dietary intake as well as exercise. A person with diabetes has to adapt a modified lifestyle - meaning taking a restricted diet that gives exact amount of calories based on Ideal Body Weight, blood sugar levels and extent of physical activity. Should avoid sweets, deep fried foods, junk foods, pastries, red meat and egg yolk. Consume more green leafy vegetables, salads, permitted fruits (100 g a day). Exercise daily for 1 hour, best is to do brisk walking. Do a regular blood sugar check up and HbA1c% once in 3 to 6 months.
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I am 49 years I am diabetic more than two years l have glycomet 1gm od my sugar level now 110 random so please suggest me I continue medicine or discontinue.

Diploma in Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Secunderabad
I am 49 years I am diabetic more than two years l have glycomet 1gm od my sugar level now 110 random so please sugges...
Hello, you 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. Let me know for more info.
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I am a 32 yrs old and having skin allergy and sugar also. I had consulted to skin specialist but no result please give me the suggestion.

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
I am a 32 yrs old and having skin allergy and sugar also. I had consulted to skin specialist but no result please giv...
You should take brim stone. - 0/1 three times a day for one month. Revert back after one month with feedback.
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I am a borderline diabetic at 116/156. I am told banana is to be avoided. Want to know if all bananas are to be avoided or one can choose from Nendiran, Poovan, Chhevall, Matti (hill banana - very short just 2" long, Rasthali or any other. Can I take Banana Chips instead to get daily potassium?

DNB (Medicine), MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I am a borderline diabetic at 116/156. I am told banana is to be avoided. Want to know if all bananas are to be avoid...
Banana is a rich source of pottasium. It can increase the sugars too. That's why they would have told you to avoid it. But you can have it sometimes. I do not know if there is any significant difference between all the varieties.
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360 Degree Approach For Managing Diabetes

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD (AM), PGDPPHC, ACLS
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Chandigarh
360 Degree Approach For Managing Diabetes

Diabetes is a very common lifestyle disease, which happens when your body is not able to produce the insulin hormone or does not know how to use it in the right way. In such a scenario the glucose remains in the blood, and causes your blood sugar level to shoot up. It is a common knowledge that diabetes is a home for other diseases. Therefore managing it or preventing it is of utmost importance and in order to the same, one has to focus on the overall health and fitness of your body. 

But managing diabetes is a challenge that most patients face every day. This is because there are so many aspects to be kept in mind right from workout to food to stress and general health, all of which work together to help you maintain the right blood sugar levels.

Here goes a holistic approach to aid you manage diabetes: 

  1. Keep a record of the food you consume: When you are learning to control the level of blood sugar in your body, it would be very helpful if you maintain a journal of what food items you are eating every day. This will make it easier for you to monitor your diet and even if you indulge in some delicious savory, you can easily bring about a balance by eating the right amount of healthy fruits & vegetables for the following days.
  2. Exercise daily: Make exercise a part of your daily routine and empower yourself to fight diabetes. Types of exercises you can follow are brisk walking, basic weight training to boost your strength, swimming and yoga. Yoga postures which are highly beneficial in managing diabetes are Pranayam (deep breathing exercises), vajrasana, chakrasana, etc. which either enhance the insulin secretion or glucose utilisation.
  3. Be careful about your feet: Diabetes can lead to neuropathy and in the worst case, it may cause injuries in feet that go in-noticed because low pain sensation. Therefore, proper foot care is critical. You should wash your feet regularly with cold water and pat dry with a clean, dry towel & do make it a point to inspect the feet in front of a mirror. If there is a nerve damage along with numbness, you may notice blisters, sores, bruising, swelling, calluses or skin breakage. Thus, you will have to be very careful while inspecting your feet every day.
  4. Get rid of extra belly fat to reduce insulin resistance: It is a vicious circle, as extra belly fat can eventually lead to insulin resistance and insulin resistance can eventually lead to weight gain, but in order to manage and control diabetes it is important that this chain must be broken. Therefore, daily exercise of minimum 20 - 30 mins is very much required. to help you get rid of belly fat and control diabetes. 
  5. Control Blood Pressure & Cholesterol if high: Diabetes is a host of diseases and diabetic people will eventually suffer from high blood pressure and cholesterol problem. Diabetes is a major reason of artery damage, which in turn leads to high blood pressure. In order to, maintain a healthy heart and to prevent yourself against any cardiovascular diseases it is important that you keep you cholesterol and blood pressure in check. 
  6. Get the right treatment for sleep apnea and sleepiness during the day: Sleep apnea refers to a condition that causes breathing interruptions numerous times in a day. It is triggered by faulty signals coming from your brain or due to blocking of the airway by soft tissues present in your throat. People affected with sleep apnea are more likely to have this disorder, which leads to insulin resistance and may also be called a roadblock for controlling diabetes.
  7. Brush and floss on a daily basis: When you are not able to control your diabetes level, it can lead to high level of glucose in the blood. Also, it can increase the level of glucose in the saliva, which in turn paves the way for a surge in tooth decay. Also, having diabetes makes it difficult for an infection to heal and thus, if you develop a gum disease, it may become very hard for you to get rid of it. So, if you make a habit of brushing and flossing regularly, you would be able to maintain good oral hygiene and save your teeth and gums from developing any disease. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can ask a free question.

 

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My wife is having some physical problem. Firstly she is having thyroid problem his thyroid is 9.21 from last 2 months. Weight is around 79. She is get fat day by day. Secondly her periods (monthly cycle) is irregular from last 5 years due to this she is have black neck underarms so kindly help me to solve this problem please.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
My wife is having some physical problem. Firstly she is having thyroid problem his thyroid is 9.21 from last 2 months...
HYPOTHYROIDISM:--- where there is deficiency of thyroxine hormone leading to sluggishness, tired feeling, weight increase, slow heart beats, intolerance to cold, swelling of legs, feet and face, difficulty in concentrating and at times in speech. Treatment for hypothyroidism is giving thyroxine tablets. And dose are according to level of thyroid for life time. Avoid bad habits . Avoid stress. Some Relax during work. Go for walk, Take plenty of water, 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 oily foods,junk foods, go for walk. Do Tests every 3 to 6 months. And consult doctor on time. for DUB take medicines hormone balance .
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I have just turned 46 a thyroid patient from 10-11 years sometimes having back pain but recently feeling very lethargic and one point pain in my both knees after doing my blood tests my blood sugar level is little high at random it was 196 and after a few years it is 164 now. What should I do. I dont wanna come on medication is there any other remedy for this too. Kindly suggest me the diet to. Thank you.

CCMTD, CCEBDM, C.Diabetology, American Diabetes Association, DOMS, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
Dear you can try walking and exercise. Have healthy diet. If it doesn't help much than you have to be on medication depending on your blood sugar levels. What is more important is to control your blood sugar without any side effects. All the best.
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My mother was treated for bilateral pulmonary embolism and during post discharge regular intake of warfarin for 6 months suggested. She is diabetic and also bedridden due to minor compression fracture in backbone as well as two minor cracks on pelvic bone. Due to warfarin intake blood in urine observed followed by urine infection further requiring intensive care on hospitalization. Is there any proven substitute for warfarin either in ayurveda or else homeopathy?

MD - General Medicine, DM - Rheumatology
Rheumatologist, Delhi
My mother was treated for bilateral pulmonary embolism and during post discharge regular intake of warfarin for 6 mon...
Your mother has multiple problems. 1. Pulmonary embolism, for which she needs to take anticoagulants. There are substitute drugs available (if she is having problems with warfarin). These drugs are either in injectable form (low molecular weight heparin injections) or tablets (newer anticoagulants). The safety profile of these drugs is better than warfarin and the do not need strict monitering like warfarin does. 2. Backbone compression and pelvic bone cracks could be due to osteoporosis (weak bones, sply in females after menopause). Osteoporosis in itself needs treatment (calcium, vit D and specific drugs). So discuss with your doctor in detail about osteoporosis, and secondary prevention of thrombosis (blood clotting and embolism).
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What are the primary actions to control the blood pressure and sugar at the initial stages for children's.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
What are the primary actions to control the blood pressure and sugar at the initial stages for children's.
1.Do regular exercise 2.Reduce weight 3. Control diet,restricted salt intake 4.Avoid sweets,sugar,oily,fatty, excess calorie,cholesterol,saturated fat and carbohydrate rich diet,
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Why do people with diabetes suffer hypoglycemia when intake is a bit delayed from the routine regular time?

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
Endocrinologist, Delhi
Why do people with diabetes suffer hypoglycemia when intake is a bit delayed from the routine regular time?
Patients with Diabetes are taking medicines for lowering their blood sugar - these medicines have preset time of action- they don't start working when they eat food but they start working when they take medicine. Hence, the action of taking food and medicine has to be synchronised by the patient by his intelligence and guidance. otherwise, the medicine will cause hypoglycaemia.
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I am 54 years male diagnosed sugar fasting 150 and Post 180 what you suggest in ayurvedic? I am also on diet .occasionally limited alcoholic don't interested in allopathic medicine Also I am taking concor 5 one tablet. Daily for BP.

Practical Course in Diabetology, POST GRADUATE COURSE IN DIABETOLOGY, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Srinagar
I am 54 years male diagnosed sugar fasting 150 and Post 180 what you suggest in ayurvedic? I am also on diet .occasio...
Take ayurvedic diabacon tablet Two tablet before breakfast and dinner. Avoid sugar, fruit juice, fried food and junk food. Exercise regularly.
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I am 62 year old and my sugar level fasting is 160. Kindly advise me the diet chart. Thanks.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am 62 year old and my sugar level fasting is 160. Kindly advise me the diet chart. Thanks.
you can eat -- green vegetables, khaddhanya items like moong, brown bread, cow milk without cream etc.
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