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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
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Indian Medical Association (IMA)

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I have tooth pain so please suggest me what I do & I am also having thyroid problem so please guide me.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I have tooth pain so please suggest me what I do & I am also having thyroid problem so please guide me.
for tooth pain you can take tab. ultracet sos. Take diet for hypothyroidism:- 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 few foods in hypothroidism i.e. caffeine products tea,coffee, tabcco, alcohol / wine , kale, broccoli, spinach, mustard green, cabbage, turnip, millet, cassava, linseeds, pine nuts, soy products as soy milk, tofu, soybeans, soy souce, also avoid stress. Take Some Relax during work. Proper follow up you can feel better and reduce weight also. Take treatment for hypothyroidism :- tab. THYROXINE is used in hypothyroidism. And dose are according to level of thyroid for life time. Do Tests thyroid profile every 3 to 6 months. And consult doctor regular on time.
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Hi, I am 41 years old & am suffering from pain in my heel area from past 2 months. After my blood test suggested by doctor it showed uric acid is 7.2mg/dl. My doctor said its gouty arthritis. My doctor suggested medicine tablet febuxostat 400mg & restriction of food like rice, dal, chicken etc. I took medicine tablet febuxostat 400mg regularly for 10 days but have not been able to restrict my food. The pain only starts when I stand continuously in the kitchen even for 10 minutes. Nothing happens when I walk. Please tell me if my problem is because of uric acid or is it something else. Please give me a solution without me restricting my food as I eat dal & rice daily.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Hi, I am 41 years old & am suffering from pain in my heel area from past 2 months. After my blood test suggested by d...
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.
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What are the criteria for getting fit from diabetes pls tell me I am afraid of it pls.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
What are the criteria for getting fit from diabetes pls tell me I am afraid of it pls.
1. Do regular exercise 2. Reduce weight if over weight 3. Control diet. 4. Avoid excess sweets, sugar, fried food, fast food like pizza/burger/cookies, maida biscuits. Oily, fatty, excess calorie, saturated fat and cholesterol rich diet, take high fiber diet like whole grain rice, mult igrain chapati/bread, green leafy vegetables/fruits 6. Monitor your fasting, pp blood sugar 6monthly if you have a family history 7. Consult diabetologist/physician for advice and treatment.
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I am on XET CR 25 since 6 year .I feel hunger in evening till dinner n after also. Also feel to eat sweet that time .I m not diabetic but taking physotic tablet always sugar lever shows 145 pp n fbs 119 .pls advice.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
I am on XET CR 25 since 6 year .I feel hunger in evening till dinner n after also. Also feel to eat sweet that time ....
Your sugar levels are high. You must follow diabetic diet and exercise daily for at least 30 minutes.
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My mother has a diabetes from 10 years. Currently she has been taking below medicines from 6 months: Istamet 50/500 Mitovit Rosuvin 10 Mclazide M proper 15 Her last 3 months reports are: June - Before fasting - 160 & after fasting - 288 May - Before fasting - 240 & after fasting - 326 April - Before fasting - 190 & after fasting - 282 Please guide us if we can continue with the same medicines? Or can we start ayurvedic medicines? Thank you, Ankur.

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Cosmetic Physician, Hyderabad
My mother has a diabetes from 10 years. Currently she has been taking below medicines from 6 months:
Istamet 50/500
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Hi, she is going towards normal so just need some dose adjustment. Talk to the doctor who has prescribed these medication and follow his instructions accordingly. Take care.
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I am diabetes patient. My diabetes scale-230 and 362. How can I control it? And is it possible to remove it from my body totally?

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Ayurveda, Bangalore
I am diabetes patient. My diabetes scale-230 and 362. How can I control it? And is it possible to remove it from my b...
Be on strict diabetic diet. Perform regular exercises or go for 1hr walk daily. Get your sugar levels checked every month and visit your doctor at regular intervals for follow up. You can take 1tsf of methi powder mixed with water in the morning on empty stomach. Chew 5-6 neem leaves in the morning. Take bittergourd juice or koolkol juice (0ne glass) on empty stomach in the morning. All these will help to keep your sugar levels under control. Diabetes can only be controlled and cannot be cured. Hence it is not possible to remove it from your body.
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I have very low vitamin d and increased uric acid and slightly increased thyroid. I came to know this last week. From that time I am taking medicine. What should I have to eat or drink and what I dont.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
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.Take tab. Bencid 500 mg once a day. Tab. Ulracet sos or tab. Naprosyn 500 mg once a day or sos for pain in joints.
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I am 28 Year Old Female and weighs 70 Kg (Height - 162 cm). I couldn't reduce my weight Post pregnancy (2 year). I am having Thyroid problem also.

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Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chandigarh
I am 28 Year Old Female and weighs 70 Kg (Height - 162 cm). I couldn't reduce my weight Post pregnancy (2 year). I am...
Hi firstly, start doing surya namaskar in morning and start eating triphla chooran (natural medicine) in morning empty stomach with luke warm water. Start a fruit dieting every alternative day, means you have to eat fruits every alternative days & normal fruit every other alternative days. Avoid late night dinners and try to eat nothing after sunset. Sit in vajrasana after every meal you eat for 10 minutes. Walk atleast 30 min in morning.
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Hi, my thyroid test result as follows (before breakfast): t3 (1.08) and t4 (6.68) and tsh*(7.02). My tsh is not normal do I have hypo or hyper thyroid problem? and do I need to start taking medicine?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Hi, my thyroid test result as follows (before breakfast): t3 (1.08) and t4 (6.68) and tsh*(7.02). My tsh is not norma...
In 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 consut doctor on time.
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I am 40 years, overweight, bmi around 38. What should I do for reducing my blood sugar and blood pressure?

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Please mention your ongoing treatment and attach your recent bsl reports and revert back to me for further assistance.
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What are the symptoms of diabetes?

CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
Endocrinologist,
Classical symptoms are excess hunger, excess thirst and excess urination. In addition there may general weakness, tired feeling and weight loss.
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My mother is 65 years old. She is a chronic diabetic patient, with high blood and uric acid. She also suffers from cough time to time. She had an open heart bye pass surgery on nov 2012. She had paroxysmal AF on 20th july 2015. She is over weight. Please suggest me about her precautions, diets, life style. We want to know how dangerous is her condition. She takes medicines regularly as directed by the physician but doesnt follow any diet chart as such. Please suggest what should we do and how best we can treat her.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
My mother is 65 years old. She is a chronic diabetic patient, with high blood  and uric acid. She also suffers from c...
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.
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I am a 21 years old female suffering from subclinical hypothyroidism and am taking thyroid medication I am having pain in the left iliac region of the abdomen I get it very frequently when I get up in the morning at 10 is it serious I take a lot of Chinese foods.

CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
Endocrinologist,
I am a 21 years old female suffering from subclinical hypothyroidism and am taking thyroid medication I am having pai...
Rebecaji, If you are on treatment for hypothyroidism, and if TSH is around 3 to 4 mU/L, then all the symptoms will be in check. As regards pain in left iliac region, it difficult to say why it is occurring. But if you are consuming a lot of so called chinese food, then it may be the cause, as it has aginomotoo (monosodium glutamate) in considerable quantity. It is better avoid or prepare at home. Thanks.
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I having a sugar patent I am using this two tablets. Glynase mf and pioz15 but I feeling tried anytime what should I do please suggest.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I having a sugar patent I am using this two tablets. Glynase mf and pioz15 but I feeling tried anytime what should I ...
you can take diet for diabetes. low sugar breakfast cereal oats., low sugar bran flakes,peas or leafy green. brown rice .whole grain foods. whole grain pasta. Avoid stress. Go for walk. You can join zym. By meditation and medication You can control diabetes / sugar level. DO tests HBA1C every 6 months.
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What causes Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and what is the best method of treatment? Can iodine help this condition?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Mr. Lybrate-user, hashimoto's thyroiditis (ht) is an autoimmune disease with lymphocytic infiltration of thyroid gland, with anti bodidies agaist thyroid peroxidase enzyme (tpo abs) which destroy thyroid secreting cells, leading to deficiency of thyroxine - with resultant hypothyroidism. Thyroid gland is infiltrated with lymphocytes and may appear firm or lobulated. Anti tpo antibodies are detected in serum in patients with ht. One of the causes for ht is reported to be excessive consumption of iodine in salt. Other causes are infectious diseases may be as a trigger. Patients with ht usually have other family members also having some autoimmune disorders like t1 dm or rheumatoid arthritis, or they themselves may have some other autoimmune condition. Treatment ofr ht is giving thyroxine hormone tablets for life time. Iodine per say has no role in the treatment of this condition. In us this is the most common cause of hypothyroidism and is more common in women compared to men.
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I am 65 years old and suffering with diabetes neuropathy. Due to the problem all my body parts have become weak. No strength and immunity. To over come the problem can I take REVITAL CAPSULES. I heard these Caps give side effects and also effect kidneys. Is it correct. Any alternative. Please suggest.

CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
Endocrinologist,
I am 65 years old and suffering with diabetes neuropathy. Due to the problem all my body parts have become weak. No s...
It is very important to control blood glucose very effectively to reduce long term complications and their severity. It is essential to maintain fasting glucose close to 100 mg, PP 160 to 180 mg & HbA1c%<7. If one maintains glucose levels in this fashion then general health usually remains in good condition. Taking Revital may cause certain side effects like stomach irritation, nausea etc. But it is unlikely to affect kidneys. There is no alternative as apart from vitamins it has ginseng. There may be other brands of similar combination. Ginseng containing preparations should not be taken if one is on diuretics, or allergic to it. In my opinion it is better if you control blood glucose very effectively, and take certain drugs to control neuropathy, it is better to avoid ginseng. Thanks.
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I have diabetes. The Before food 130 to 140 After food 170-180 was range from 3 yrs. I was consuming METATIME 500 1 tablet before food and Diapride 1 mg after food daily morning. nowadays my sugar leve is 170-180 before and 220-240 after food. Please suggest me about tablets. I have medium control over sugar consumption.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I have diabetes. The Before food 130 to 140 After food 170-180 was range from 3 yrs. I was consuming METATIME 500 1 t...
Your blood sugar is not under control.follow the advice given below 1.Do regular exercise 2.Reduce weight if overweight 3Control diet 4.Avoid sweets, sugar/honey, excess calorie and carbohydrate rich diet, avoid all refined food like maida, pasta, starchy food like rice, potato,.include more fiber like pulse,green leafy vegetable, legume. Avoid sweetened fruit like banana,mango,litchi,chickoo,sapota,seethaphaljack fruit,grape etc.avoid white/polished rice, take unpolished rice like brown rice/wheat/Jowar/Ragi,moong and chana Dal. Avoid ghee/ butter./coconut oil/excess salt intake like papad/pickle. Avoid red meat.take fish/chicken. Avoid alcohol and carbonated drinks like soft drink 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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Dear doctor, My blood sugar is 111 (fasting) & 154 (random). I am avoiding foods like veg. Made-up of potatoes, rice, tea, sweets etc. Also going for 2 kms morning and evening walk. So tell me is it possible that same can be controlled and what are the precautions that should be taken and how long they should be taken.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Dear doctor,
My blood sugar is 111 (fasting) & 154 (random). I am avoiding foods like veg. Made-up of potatoes, rice,...
Mr. lybrate-user, Your blood glucose levels show that you are in pre-diabetes stage. At this stage, there is no treatment required. What is needed is adapting a changed lifestyle as being done by you. You will have to exercise daily so that weight is maintained near 70 kgs, waist line should be <85 cms. Take healthy balanced diet. Avoid sweets, deep fried foods, junk foods, pastries and other bakery items, sweetened aerated drinks, fructose corn syrup containing food products and highly processed foods. Consume good deal of green leafy vegetables, salads and fruits. Avoid items made of maida and other refined flours. Refrain from smoking and alcohol. Thanks.
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Hello respected doctors. I am girl age 21 m suffering from thyroid frm lst 3 yrs. Now my thyroid level is 19. Um facing many problems like hair fall weakness weight loss I am just 44. Give me some valuable treatment for hairfall n for weight gain. Also describe which oil n shampoo can I use. My hair is dandruff free. Thank you.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
Hello, I would better recommend you for homoeopathic treatment for thyroid. It because since your age is small, and you having those pills from so young age is not worth. Homoeopathy will help you to reduce it and bring back your normal thyroid profile. And once it becomes normal, no need for any extra oils and shampoo for hair. But till then you use tresemme shampoo and conditioner. Those products are good and reliable too. Take care.:)
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What are the healthy Indian breakfast and fruits for diabetics. Can I eat puri, plain paratha and also let us know how much rice I should eat weekly. Can I take slight sugar in tea or should I take sugar substitute like sugar free or splenda or it should not contain any sugar at all. Please also let me know what are the fruits and dry fruits one should avoid if he has recently been diagnosed with diabetes. My recent Hba1c report is showing Glycosylated haemoglobin as 7.00 unit. Thanks,

M.sc dietitics and food service management, Diabetes educator
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bhopal
What are the healthy Indian breakfast and fruits for diabetics. Can I eat puri, plain paratha and also let us know ho...
Hello, you can take upma, poha, sprouts, oats with skim milk, fruit salad ,raw fruits like Apple, Orange, papaya, pomegranates, guava, pears. Avoid these fruits like custard Apple, banana, mango, grapes. You can intake limited value of rice and potatoe (only twice a week).
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