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Dr. Vijay Viswanathan  - Endocrinologist, Chennai

Dr. Vijay Viswanathan

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, PHD

Endocrinologist, Chennai

29 Years Experience  ·  600 - 950 at clinic
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Dr. Vijay Viswanathan MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, PHD Endocrinologist, Chennai
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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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My father was suffering from diabetes over a long period please say which food is to prefer and what are the natural foods that should eat and primitives to get control of diabetes?

Practical Course in Diabetology, POST GRADUATE COURSE IN DIABETOLOGY, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Jammu
My father was suffering from diabetes over a long period please say which food is to prefer and what are the natural ...
There is no special food. He has to eat what is cooked in family. Only he has to avoid sugar juices,fried food and junk food made of fine flour.
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What are symptom or sos message by body that one has diabetic or hypertension problems?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Khagaria
What are symptom or sos message by body that one has diabetic or hypertension problems?
these diseases may not give any sos message.esp hypetension is known as silent killer. in diabetes the following symptoms may occur 1. dry mouth 2.increased frequency of urination. 3. increased thirst.
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Hi my wife is 23 now. She has type 1 diabetics from age of 9. Is it safe to give birth to baby? Will the type1 sugar also come to baby? What is the perfect age giving birth to baby? Please help me with good suggestions.

CDIABT, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
Hi my wife is 23 now. She has type 1 diabetics from age of 9. Is it safe to give birth to baby? Will the type1 sugar ...
Its safe to give birth to baby. Not necessary that diabetes will come to baby also. You should plan your baby before the age of 30 and when your diabetes is under controlled.
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What are good medicine are available for sugar patient--sugar-130-140---and 150--200 please advice

Vaidya Visharad
Sexologist, Narnaul
Dear, Diabetes is often called the silent killer. Diabetes, is a metabolic disease in which sugar does not get metabolized properly in the body. This means that the blood sugar levels continue to be high, threatening the normal functioning of the body. According to Ayurveda There are 20 forms of Diabetes : 4 are due to Vata, 6 result from Pitta, and 10 are caused by Kapha. But Diabetes (MADHUMEHA) is.Mainly kapha dosha disease. Poorly managed diabetes can lead to a host of long-term complications like :- Heart attacks, Strokes, Blindness, Nerve damage, Amputation of Limb. Impotency in men.Visit us at www.Malhotraayurveda.Com
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I am taking these medicines from 3 months for remove many lipomas in my body, which took birth becauswe of taking gym supplement 5-6 years ago. But nothing happened with these medicines. Nux vom 1m & calc. Flourica 12x Pls tell me any other medicines which can remove lipoma fast. I have thyroid problem. My thyroid is around 50. So pls tell me medicines accordingly.

BHMS
Homeopath, Thane
Hi, Stop these medicines Take Thyroidinum3X (Dr Wilmar Shawbe,german) 1tab to be chewed once a day Calc iod 1M 4pills to be sucked thrice a day Lipomas have a tendency to grow anywhere once started forming.So Homoeopathic medicines will stop its growth in nos and also in size.If taken regularly.
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Sirji, I have thyroid (TSH) 8.28 plU/mL my height is 5ft 6 inches & weight is 55kg, kindly tell me what is the reason of this problem, why I have thyroid & tell me home remedy.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Sirji, I have thyroid (TSH) 8.28 plU/mL my height is 5ft 6 inches & weight is 55kg, kindly tell me what is the reason...
Mr Meharaj, There is no specific answer for why you have got this condition, as there are many reasons like iodine deficiency, autoimmune disease (Hashimoto's Thyroiditis), Goitre and also genetic factors. But if one has hypothyroidism (high TSH), it has to be treated with supplement of thyroxine tablets. This treatment has to be continued for life time. There are no home remedies, that can help in controlling thyroid deficiency. One thing you can do is avoid soy beans, soy containing products, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, radish, mustard, peanuts and coffee. Consume more of green leafy vegetables and salads, fruits, low fat milk products. Also exercise daily for at least 1 hour a day. These things help additionally. But drug treatment is essential.
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I am diabetic patient, what kind of diet I will take and what kind of exercise I will do for better result.

PGDD, RD, Bachelor of Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I am diabetic patient, what kind of diet I will take and what kind of exercise I will do for better result.
For a diabetic it is best advised to have a diet planned as per the sugar levels, lifestyle and history. Though you can follow some guidelines - have small frequent meals. Do not fast for long hours. Avoid a very heavy meal at one time. Avoid fruit juices, aerated drinks or sugarcane juice, honey, jaggery or sugar. Avoid junk foods. Exercise and stay active. Do not attempt to try out too many remedies as you could go into hypoglycaemia. Sleep well. It's all a matter of discipline.
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Is it good to use honey instead of sugar or does it have the same effects. I read the article about how quitting sugar is good for the body. I do consume honey and jaggery with tea and coffee often. Please advice.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Is it good to use honey instead of sugar or does it have the same effects. I read the article about how quitting suga...
sugar and jaggery both are absolutely same, only difference being one is white and the other is yellow/brown etc. Both are made from sugar cane juice. Sugar contains one molecule of glucose + one molecule of fructose. Similarly honey contains mainly fructose, this has a different metabolic route in the body, does not increase blood sugar directly, but it adds to building up of triglycerides. Fructose after absorption gose to liver and is converted to triglycerides. So excess fructose is not advisable.
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I am 28 f, unmarried from amritsar. I am the only one care taker for myself. I am stuck into worst situations. I am surrounding into so many problems. But there are two major problems. First is- worst pelvic pain! second is- excessive hair growth on full face and on whole body! it disturbed my whole life! both has become a big full stop of my life. I spent almost 75 % and all my savings into to solve these two problems. From past 2 years I am doing nothing. I don't have even a single rupee. In short I cannot survive my life and cannot solve all my puzzles without solve these 2 major problems. I am unable to do job, work and unable to survive. I actually want to survive. I don't want to commit suicide. So that I am trying to find out where's the main problem exactly with the help of gynecologist and endocrinologist. 1. Worst pelvic pain since 18 to 19 years has been passed:- here I am describing about pelvic pain: period started-at the age of 13 it was regular till dec 2013 1 month delayed- since dec 2013 to oct 2013 (almost 1 year) after having norlut- n 2-2 in a day for 5 days (2nd dec 2014 to 6 dec 2014) then period started also in the month of 11th dec 2014. And then jan 10th 2015. It was also fully painful. Pelvic pain type - (extremely sharp, aching, crampy) pelvic pain when - when periods started, before till dec 2013, migraine like head ache when - 1 day before and after 6 day of the periods, till dec 2013 after dec 2013 pelvic pain and migraine like head ache - even on other days too. Pelvic pain location (both side on'v' shape) pain duration (4 days) intensity (10? worst? the pain is) --------------- 2nd excessive hair growth type of hair on full face - black, little long than normal. Stared at the age of 13 -14 on beard area & neck area- excessive, black, thick, long. Started at the age of 17 -18-19 on whole body- excessive, black, long, thick on legs, thighs, hips, bikni area & full area of abdomen and on chest and on underarms. Excessive, long, black on arms. I have taken lost of medicine, tonics, homeopathy, english, ayurvedic since 18 -19 years. Last medicine for pelvic pain is combiflame recent medicine for pelvic pain and migraine is dico- liv. But all are useless actually. Even all tests are like testosterone, fsh, lh, amh, dheas, ultrasound are normal then can these problem of hair growth and pelvic pain raise because of hypothyroidism? or is there any reason behind that? please give me your opinion. My tsh level was 8.56 on 20 jan 2012 7.60 on 28 feb 2013 8.93 on 5 nov 2013 7.03 on 2 dec 2014 so kindly tell me should I start the thyroid medicine? or should wait for months? if you say yess I should have to take medicine then how much mcg I will have to start 25 or 50 mcg and which company? but I have some doubts. Beacuase apart from these problems like excessive hair growth on face nd whole body, pelvic pain, cold hand and feet in winters, hair fall there's no another any such a symptoms. Kindly solve this puzzle please Dr. I shall be very thankful to you. These 4 days are like I am traveling into hell and feeling like to commit suicide. Nobody can understand my these problems. And no one is taking deeply or seriously to my these problems. Now Dr. Kindly you tell me can you help me to solve these puzzles?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 28 f, unmarried from amritsar. I am the only one care taker for myself. I am stuck into worst situations. I am s...
hair grow on body is due to thyroid and fibroids in uterus. what are tsh level in 2015. pl. tell us.. but you may continue your medicines till then. You can take 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. 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 alcohl if you take.
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Hi I am 40 years old. Now my blood sugar is 163 in fasting. And 273 in random. I am using Ayurveda medicine. What should be beneficial.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Please start with glyciphage 500mg one daily with lunch as your sugar level is not controlled. And do consult for personalised management. Dr surbhi agrawal consultant physician and diabetologist
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Oral And Diabetes

BDS
Dentist, Cuttack
Oral And Diabetes

Diabetes and Dental Disease : *A two way street*.
Diabetes is a *multifactorial* disease that affect various organ of our body like heart, kidney, eyes and of course not sparing one of the vital organ like mouth including teeth and gums. Teeth and gums are indispensable Do us as we chew our food. Digestion begin in mouth. diabetes affect our oral cavity leads to loosening of tooth, swelling of gums, and also bone loss around the teeth leads to pus pain, discomfort. Researchers have proved diabetes to be a double edge sword means it impairs sugar control & also let our body fail to cope with it.

*Dental Surgeons* play a key role in diagnosing diabetes and also treat the symptoms related to diabetes and also controls sugar through dental treatment.

So diabetic patients warrant urgent referral to *dental surgeons* and get all round treatment of oral cavity.

Remember the notion goes in its way:

"Pain is mandatory but suffering is optional.

Thanks and Regards
Dr. Souvagya Ranjan Kar

I am on thyrox75 +calcium, took fomoterol fumarate inhaler earlier. Is there a connection between hypothyrodism and asthma? calcilytics?

M.D - Respiratory medicine
Pulmonologist, Hyderabad
Hypothyroidism can reduce lung function. By multiple mechanisms vit d deficiency may have an effect on asthma overweight common among hypothyroid patients formoterol can be continued.
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Does Thyroid medication (Thyronorm 100mcg) have any side effects. I have been taking it daily.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Side effects include: nervousness, excitability, tremor, muscle weakness, cramps, increased sweating, flushing, heat intolerance, headache, insomnia, rapid heart rate, palpitations, chest pain, excessive weight loss, menstrual irregularities, diarrhea and vomiting.
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I am 34 female having tsh 6.88 t3 1.11 t4 9.49 pl suggest remedies and precautions for me to take and solutions for it.

BHMS
Homeopath, Thane
I am 34 female having tsh 6.88 t3 1.11 t4 9.49 pl suggest remedies and precautions for me to take and solutions for it.
Good evening Lybrate user. You are really having a high level of tsh. You can consult an endocrinilogist for it. The regular precautions that you can take are very simple.
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I am a 20 years old male and I have diabetes in family history. How can I prevent from developing it?

M.D. Internal Medicine
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
I am a 20 years old male and I have diabetes in family history. How can I prevent from developing it?
Reduce, avoid ready made, heavily processed foods with coloring agents, preservatives, fried junk foods, pizaa's cola's (sugary soft drinks). Try to do regular exercise/sports activity and try to maintain your weight.For further assistance you can concern me privately.
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I am 51 yrs old I am a diabetic taking allopathic treatment inj insulin 25units bd atorvastatin 10mg od asprin 75 od telmisartan od. Can I change to ayuvedic medicine to cure diabetic and stop medicine after course of medicine?

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I am 51 yrs old I am a diabetic taking allopathic treatment
inj insulin 25units bd atorvastatin 10mg od asprin 75 od ...
Take pranacharya diabeto and shilajeet capsule 1-1 twice a day. Take neem capsule 1-1 twice a day. Walk for minimum 45 minutes a day. Take small diet in every two hour. Avoid junk food. Avoid stressfull life. Follow diabetic diet.
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My age is 32 years today I have done my test of Fasting & Post lunch diabetic test results are Fasting 123, post lunch 221 means I have Diabetic or not and what stage it is. My height is 5.3,weight 78 kgs. I am taking Bp tablet Telmisartan 80 mg+chlorthalidone 12. Mg and Nicardia retard 10 mg in the morning BP showing Normal values regularly. Please suggest now am I diabetic or which stage, please suggest me what to do. Thanks and look forward for your valuable suggestion.

MD - General Medicine, PG in Diabetology, PG Diploma In Clinical Cosmetology (PGDCC)
General Physician, Asansol
My age is 32 years today I have done my test of Fasting & Post lunch diabetic test results are Fasting 123, post lunc...
Your fasting sugar indicate that you are pre diabetic stage & post lunch sugar indicate that you are suffering from diabetes in initial stage, according to your height & weight your BMI is 29.9 it means you are overweight near obese class 1, I don't know your HBA1C or average 8 to 12 weeks blood sugar. At first you should take balance nutritional diet, avoid sweet & sweetened agent,(direct sugar intake &which made with sugar) do exercise, half an hour walking daily beneficial to you& try to reduction your body weight. After two months you recheck your blood sugar level & hba1c (our target level FBS 70 to 130 mg/dl, PPBS- < 180 mg/dl & HBA1C <7% ). I hope you will be in our target level & continue your diet & exercise, otherwise you should take help a local diabetologist or endocrinologist. Good luck.
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Sir if I drink too many pepsi and eat sweets and toffees regularly then I not have diabetes please ensure me if I be a diabetes patient or not. Thank you.

MBBS, DNB, Diploma Dyslipidemia, CCEBDM, CCMTD
General Physician, Gurgaon
Sir if I drink too many pepsi and eat sweets and toffees regularly then I not have diabetes please ensure me if I be ...
Lybrate-user when you know that it is bad for your health then why do you want to do that. See anything done in moderation is not harmful but excess is definitely harmful. No one can ensure that you will not have diabetes. You have to take care of yourself. Remember an age old saying" it's not like that diabetes runs in family, it is more that no one runs in the family" hope this clears my point. So do exercise daily.
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How to reduce serum creatine level from 1.4 I am 62 years old male having diabetic for the last 20 years and higher tension for the last 10 years. Please advice.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
How to reduce serum creatine level from 1.4
I am 62 years old male having diabetic for the last 20 years and higher t...
Mr. lybrate-user Narayan, Creatinine of 1.4 mg / dl, good enough. There is no need to worry about it. Only if it goes still higher then there may be a need to consider reduction. Creatinine can be reduced by reducing protein intake to less than 0.6 g/kg/d and avoiding strenuous activity. Diabetes itself affects kidney function over the years. So strict blood glucose control also has to be maintained. Thanks.
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I am 32 male suffering from plantar fasciitis since 2 years. I am not diabetic. RA and blood uric acid tests are normal. Kindly give advice for this problem. Suggest homoeo medicine.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am 32 male suffering from plantar fasciitis since 2 years. I am not diabetic. RA and blood uric acid tests are norm...
Mr. lybrate-user, Plantar fasciaitis is an inflammation at the insertion of that fascia in the heel. It needs certain regular exercise like walking on the toes, picking up a cloth with toes, using soft foot wear and applying ice to the heel twice a day. Plus there a few exercises suggested. That will help in controlling it. Occasionally local steroid injections are given if the pain is too bad. Thanks.
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