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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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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 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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Hi sir, Recently I effected to thyroid problem, in my first test my TSH result is 15.5 my doctor suggested use 100mg daily, after 1 and half month I used to start 50mg after 10 days I go for test my TSH result is 0.11. Can you please suggest me how much MG I used daily. Can you please help me.

MS - ENT,MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Kolkata
Hi sir,
Recently I effected to thyroid problem, in my first test my TSH result is 15.5 my doctor suggested use 100mg ...
Hi First: medicines are mandatory. Otherwise you might have weight gain, muscle ache, sleep and anxiety issues as well as gynaecological and cardiac issues later. You need to get an USG neck done  and an FNAC USG guided of thyroid gland. FT3/FT4/TSH If you have already done these tests Share on Lybrate I can help you better. Any history of alcohol  intake /fatty food /sugary food How much exercise do you get done every day? Ideally you should be doing a good mix of cardio, weights and crossfit  exercises to keep you healthy Together  with a balanced diet with optimum  healthy fat protein and carbs. Avoid  deep fried fatty food and fast food. No soft drinks /sugary drinks. I am outlining  food you should avoid or restrict in Hypothyroidism. It's important  you maintain  your body weight exercise regularly. Weight gain increases thyroid hormone requirements. Avoid cruciferous   group of veggies  like cabbage and broccoli. Avoid soya bean in all forms. No soya, nugget, chunk, tofu or milk. Limit their intake: Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, turnips, and bok choy. Cooking the vegetables can reduce the effect that cruciferous vegetables have on the thyroid gland. Limiting your intake to 5 ounces a day appears to have no adverse effect on thyroid function. Decrease gluten  intake from processed  food. Always try whole grain varieties of cereals which is rich in fibres and help improve  bowels (Take your thyroid replacement  medicine several hours before or several hours after food rich in fibres. Otherwise problem  with absorption  of hormone. 20 to 35 gram of fibres daily from all sources. Avoid excessive fatty (deep fried) and sugary food as hypothyroidism  causes your metabolism  to slow down &weight gain. Avoid highly salted food, chips, pickles, sauces as they Contain  large amount of sodium. Hypothyroidism  puts you at risk of high BP and excess sodium in salt aggravates Coffee  in excess. And coffee with thyroid hormone  replacement  can prevent absorption. Alcohol. It is toxic to thyroid gland and prevents  hormone production and absorption. The problems of hypothyroidism  gets better with medicines, diet and exercise. You will start better as the levels of your hormone normalises. Initially  you need to do the TSH test every 6 weeks till normal TSH then every 3 months Diet /EXERCISE/Medicines/Sleep/meditation: 5 pillars of health needed to live the healthiest Hope this helps Let me know. Take care
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My mother had ultrasound of her neck today in which the doctor said her thyroid gland is increasing and its tissues are coming out. Can anyone please help me with this that why is it happening? My mom has to go for two blood tests as well yet then the doctor will tell about the treatment. Since 1.5 months my mom feels tired after working, has swelling on right side of her neck and it pains in the ear too when she tries to sleep that side. No internal pain but it pains outside and it has gradually increased. Please tell me the precautions that we should take and also is it serious? Would be very helpful. Thanks.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Hi, If thyroid gland size is increasing, it may be due to goitre formation. So it is necessary to get a thyroid assay done. The result will help in a correct diagnosis of the condition. It can be Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, a simple goitre or thyrotoxicosis. Only assay will help in finding out First get the thyroid assay done and come back with the results then only I will be able to guide. Thanks.
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Is there any problem for a diabetic person (currently on medication taking metformin 500 mg one tablet daily) to donate blood in blood donation camp ? Also want to know the usefulness of blood donation.

Diploma in Diabetology, Pregnancy & Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Prevention in Diabetes ,Thyroid
General Physician, Sri Ganganagar
Is there any problem for a diabetic person (currently on medication taking metformin 500 mg one tablet daily) to dona...
No there is no restriction. Go and donate. It is good for you and for needy persons. For you it will make you more healthy.
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Is IME 9 a reliable medicine for diabetes. My wife has diabetes since 2009. And here readings are well within 100 on fasting and 180 after lunch.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
Is IME 9 a reliable medicine for diabetes. My wife has diabetes since 2009. And here readings are well within 100 on ...
Please Ime 9 is a reliable medicine, no doubt It contains all natural ingredients Please give her one tab twice a day Check her blood sugar after 15 days
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I am 50 years. Suffering with diabetics for last 12 years with hypertension. Undergone twice coronary anigioplasty in last 2 years. Now under insulin therapy. Need your suggestion on this. Also suffering with frozen shoulder & sexual dysfunction.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am 50 years. Suffering with diabetics for last 12 years with hypertension. Undergone twice coronary anigioplasty in...
In diabetes frozen shoulder as well as erectile dysfunction occur as a complication of the disease. First thing is you have to achieve a stricter control of blood sugar to prevent complications. For frozen shoulder please consult a physiotherapist and follow the instructions. For erectile dysfunction if you not yet taken tab viagra please try 50 mg about 1 h before intended contact. It should help.
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What is ratio of sugar ff & pp.?

DNB (General Medicine)
General Physician,
What is ratio of sugar ff & pp.?
There no such ratio the fasting blood sugar has to be maintained <100mg/dl and pp<140mg/do for young diabetics these range can be relaxed to some extent in old individuals.
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Actually my mother has lots of pain in her left leg while my birth she got injection in her back bone which made backbone and her left leg weak.In her childhood she never drink caffeine her whole diet was made of fruits and milk. She never had any type of spices no salt no pepper. But after her marriage she started drinking tea and eating vegetable dishes like Rajmah and spicy dal now she has even uric acid. Now she just eat roti with sweet milk. Please answer genuinely.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Actually my mother has lots of pain in her left leg while my birth she got injection in her back bone which made back...
OK firstly control ur uric acid levels. tk plenty fluid. for pain do physiotherapy treatment for 10 days and after relief do strength exercise in gradually process after one month u can feel better. keep continue strength exercise in daily routine and posture correction must during exercise
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How can diabetes be cured?

DBCM (AM) General Physician
Alternative Medicine,
How can diabetes be cured?
Refrain from excessive intake of sugar, avoid alcohol. Exercise regularly. (biochemic) kali dichrom 12x, gymnema sylvestre q, syzygium jambolanum are some of the medicines for diabetes.
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I am 50 years old. But few days I had vamtings but no fever. I have sugar. But sugar is normal. How to treat my decrease decrease please tell me sir.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am 50 years old. But few days I had vamtings but no fever. I have sugar. But sugar is normal. How to treat my decre...
1. Take one capsule of omez d daily before breakfast 2. Drink plenty of water 3. Have bland diet. Avoid oily/spicy/fried food.
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Hi I was suffering from hpelorie bacteria infection. Now after taking antibiotics amoxicillin now my stool test says I am negative but my blood sugar levels is on the borderline ie. Ie am pridibatic. I am very confused what to eat. I lost 15 pounds within a month. Now I want to put some weight back but I need to avoid sugar and bad carbohydrates. please suggest me which protein powder is safe and healthy for me please Thanx.

MBBS, DGO, MD, Fellowship in Gynae Oncology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Hi I was suffering from hpelorie bacteria infection. Now after taking antibiotics amoxicillin now my stool test says ...
Hello, If you are pre-diabetic then eating green leafy vegetables and fruits, eggs (rich source of protein) will be effective. Avoid having red meat, fried foods, junk foods and sugary foods.
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What is normal sugar level in adults?

CCMTD, CCEBDM, C.Diabetology, American Diabetes Association, DOMS, MBBS
Endocrinologist,
What is normal sugar level in adults?
Hello Normal fasting blood sugar level is less than 100 mg/dl normal 2 hours post meal blood glucose level is less than 14o mg/dl.
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Dear Sir, Can I take medicine calcarea carbonica for my belly fat day by day I am becoming fat my shoulder and back both side become fat. Presently taking eltroxin 50 mg for thyroid. As well as when I am in fasting my urine having smile.

BAMS, MD (Panchkarma)
Ayurveda, Mumbai
Dear Sir, Can I take medicine calcarea carbonica for my belly fat day by day I am becoming fat my shoulder and back b...
Hello lybrate user, thanks for writing. If you want fast, permanent weight loss, you can try our research oriented holistic medicines for assures results. You can lose up to 10 kg weight per month, without crush dieting, with out side effect, without gym, without surgery. Tips for you: 1. Eat plenty vegetable and fruits. 2. Drink 9 glass of water per day. 3. Avoid dieting for weight loss. 4. Avoid oily thing. 5. Have 5to 6 servings of food per day. If you have any questions you can contact us by lybrate.
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Hi I am 47 years lady and have very painful pain in my arms, legs and my uric acid is 7. 2 . please help me so that I can get prevention from gout.

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hi thanks for your query and welcome to lybrate. I am Dr. Akshay from fortis hospital, new delhi. I need to see some blood tests for you as you seem to be having a generalized type of body pain. Kindly get cbc, esr, crp, serum vitamin d levels, thyroid profile, serum electrolytes done empty stomach and send all reports across to me. Also try avoiding red meat, too much rice in your diet as of now. I will advise medications once I see all the blood test reports. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance.
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I am diabetic and losing weight. Why and is it O.K?

CCMTD, CCEBDM, C.Diabetology, American Diabetes Association, DOMS, MBBS
Endocrinologist,
It may be because of diabetes uncontrolled. However there are many causes for weight loss. You need complete evaluation. You can consult with me regarding further management.
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Madam I am 75 years I controlled my HTN diabetes through home my coitus stops in 73 year now it can be possible to do my coitus continue.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Madam I am 75 years I controlled my HTN diabetes through home my coitus stops in 73 year now it can be possible to do...
Check with your doctor before resuming sexual activity. Participate in a cardiac rehabilitation program to improve your fitness. If you can exercise hard enough to work up a light sweat without triggering symptoms, you should be safe to have sex. Wait to have sex if you have advanced heart failure, severe valve disease, uncontrolled arrhythmia, unstable angina, unstable or severe heart disease. Once your condition is under control, ask your doctor when it’s safe to resume sexual activity.
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74 years old history of diabetes from last 15 years blood pressure 170/102 RAMIPRIL continue from last 5 years no cholesterol ECG normal Which tablet is to be given.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
74 years old history of diabetes from last 15 years blood pressure 170/102 RAMIPRIL continue from last 5 years
no cho...
Hello, Question is a bit unclear. Patient has hypertension and is on Ramipril, still the BP is uncontrolled (170/102 mm Hg). There is no mention of blood glucose levels and HbA1c% also no mention about the treatment for diabetes. So it is unclear whether you are asking about treatment for diabetes or hypertension. In any case in this communication I can only give general guidelines, no drugs can be prescribed or suggested here. If you are looking for any specific treatment please come in a private conversation with all the details mentioned above, plus dietary pattern and extent of daily exercise being done. Thanks.
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I have multiple complaints as below. I have border line diabetes now. How to prevent myself from this diabetes and what is the food structure I should follow. (i am vegetarian) I have swelling on prostate and I am urinating slowly. Presently I am taking alopathy medicine and it is making me dry orgasm. During sex I couldn't feel satisfied due to this medicine. At the beginning it is making me erectile dysfunction also. I am also having cholestrol (triglyceride) level high. I do have lower back pain for many years due to regular long two wheeler drive. Could you please advise me for the above problems. I am always feeling tried and I couldn't concentrate on my work properly and I am loosing my business just because of the above problems. I am expecting your merciful guidance. Please.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
I have multiple complaints as below. I have border line diabetes now. How to prevent myself from this diabetes and wh...
This is for backache.Once it is cured every thing is likely to fall in order. Rule out diabetes & vit.D deficiency or any other metabolic disorder. Sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Use no pillow under the head. Kindly take BioD3 Max 1 tab dailyx10 Paracetamol 250mg OD & SOS x5days Do back(spine)/shoulder/knee exercises Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take Do not ignore it.It could be beginning of a serious problem. Contact me again,if needed.
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I am a diabetes patient and I have a problem with the breathtaking and my sugar level is also high.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Udupi
I am a diabetes patient and I have a problem with the breathtaking and my sugar level is also high.
Dear Lybrate User, Diet & Lifestyle Advice •Include whole grains in the diet, such as wheat bread/pasta and brown rice. •Cheese and yogurt prepared with skimmed (nonfat) milk may be taken. •Use garlic, onion, bitter gourd, spinach, raw banana, and black plum. •Make a flour mixture of 1 part barley, 1 part black chickpeas, and 4 parts whole-wheat flour and use this to form pancakes and bread. •Avoid sweet, sour, and salty foods, potatoes, sweet potatoes, colocasia (taro), yams, fresh grains and pulses (legumes), whole yogurt (high in fat), and heavy, oily and spicy foods. •Avoid sweet fruits like pineapple, grapes, mangoes, etc. •Start doing some light exercise, such as brisk walking. Build up to a brisk walk of 30-40 minutes in the morning and again in the evening. •Avoid sleeping in the daytime.
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Can a diabetic patient take lemon mixed with honey or can it be taken without honey?

M.B.B.S
General Physician, Surat
Generally, there's no advantage to substituting honey for sugar in adiabetes eating plan. Both honey and sugar will affect your blood sugar level. Honey is sweeter than granulated sugar, so you might use a smaller amount of honey for sugar in some recipes. So, used without honey.
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How to reduce our diabetes.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda,
How to reduce our diabetes.
1. Include whole grains in the diet, such as wheat bread/pasta and brown rice. 2. Cheese and yogurt prepared with skimmed (nonfat) milk may be taken. 3. Use garlic, onion, bitter gourd, spinach, raw banana, and black plum. 4. Make a flour mixture of 1 part barley, 1 part black chickpeas, and 4 parts whole-wheat flour and use this to form pancakes and bread. 5. Avoid sweet, sour, and salty foods, potatoes, sweet potatoes, colocasia (taro), yams, fresh grains and pulses (legumes), whole yogurt (high in fat), and heavy, oily and spicy foods. 6. Avoid sweet fruits like pineapple, grapes, mangoes, etc. 7. Start doing some light exercise, such as brisk walking. Build up to a brisk walk of 30-40 minutes in the morning and again in the evening. 8. Avoid sleeping during daytime.
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