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Dr. Vijayakumar G

MBBS, Post Graduate Diploma in Diabetology (PGDD), PG Certificate Course In D...

Endocrinologist, Chennai

35 Years Experience  ·  0 at clinic
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Dr. Vijayakumar G MBBS, Post Graduate Diploma in Diabetology (PGDD), PG Cer... Endocrinologist, Chennai
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Dr. Vijayakumar G is a renowned Endocrinologist in Teynampet, Chennai. Doctor has over 35 years of experience as a Endocrinologist. Doctor is a MBBS, Post Graduate Diploma in Diabetology (PGDD), PG Certificate Course In Diabetes Education(PGDCE) . You can meet Dr. Vijayakumar G personally at Apollo Speciality Cancer Hospital in Teynampet, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Vijayakumar G on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Sri Venkateshwara University, Tirupathi - 1982
Post Graduate Diploma in Diabetology (PGDD) - University of Madras - 1988
PG Certificate Course In Diabetes Education(PGDCE) - WHO Centre ( University of Zagreb ) - 1998
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Indian Medical Association (IMA)

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I am having thyroid a little higher than normal and my age is 59 yrs. Today I am feeling dizziness continuously. I am not able to sleep. Also having a constipation pblm. Tell me medicines.

MBBS, DNB
Nuclear Medicine Physician, Mumbai
I am having thyroid a little higher than normal and my age is 59 yrs. Today I am feeling dizziness continuously. I am...
Kindly donot take gastrointestinal symptoms lightly. Evaluate with your gp for thyroid repeat tsh after 3 months, also get anti tpo antibody done.
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I am a diabetic person. By vitamin D level is 18.2. Is there any relation between Vitamin D short fall with diabetic / Erectile dysfunction? What should I do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
I am a diabetic person. By vitamin D level is 18.2. Is there any relation between Vitamin D short fall with diabetic ...
Vitamin D is believed to help improve the body's sensitivity to insulin – the hormone responsible for regulating blood sugar levels – and thus reduce the risk of insulin resistance, which is often a precursor to type 2 diabetes.. & low vit d also causes erectile dysfunction..
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I am 51 years old my tsh level is11 I have started with thermonorm 50 twice daily. Will my thyroid be treated and problem will go after sometime or I will have to tske medicine through out my life. I am shedding too much of hair will this problem will also go through the treatment.

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
Endocrinologist, Delhi
Thyroid medicines need not be taken twice daily. Once daily is usually the dose frequency. This treatment is replacement therapy of deficient hormone in your body. Chances are that you would require this medicine on a very long period basis. So currently don't expect any withdrawal of medicine. Be informed about thyroid better. It helps to be convinced better by your self education.
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Can we cure diabetes permanently, present we do only supplication is there any way. Suggest medication of diabetes.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Can we cure diabetes permanently, present we do only supplication is there any way. Suggest medication of diabetes.
Mr. Lybrate-user, diabetes at present can only be controlled by medications and exercise plus diet control there is no cure at least for now. May be for next few decades. Medication for a diabetes patient depends on blood sugar levels, type of dm, severity and weight. It has to be individualised. No common treatment can be suggested.
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What are the Normal range for Fasting and Post Prandial 1.5 hours after lunch for Blood Sugar using Finger Tip Blood & Glucometer.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
What are the Normal range for Fasting and Post Prandial 1.5 hours  after lunch for Blood Sugar using Finger Tip Blood...
Finger tip blood is a measurement of capillary blood sugar and there is a difference of 10 points from the venous blood sample and we have to consider normal range as 80 to 120 as fbs HGT level
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Sir I Am suffering from increase level of uric acid and due to this I am not able to walk and so much pain in my ankles and foot. I need help in this regarding.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Sir I Am suffering from increase level of uric acid and due to this I am not able to walk and so much pain in my ankl...
Hello, you can take homoeopathic medicines 1. Urtica urens 30 (4 drops in little water) thrice a day for a week. 2. Causticum 30 (4 drops in little water) thrice a day for a week and update. Keep a gap of 15 - 20 minutes in both the medicines.
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Diabetes - A Major Risk Factor for Kidney Disease(Nephropathy)

MBBS, MD - Medicine, DM - Nephrology
Nephrologist, Delhi
Diabetes - A Major Risk Factor for Kidney Disease(Nephropathy)

Each tiny action we commit involves the risk of a condition, disease or disorder. For instance, sneezing a bit too hard can rupture an eye vessel, or having your face right up against the wind in a moving bus can expose you to germs. Diabetes is as prevalent as common cold in every household and there is no end to the list of causes that can make you suffer from it. While regular check-ups, medications, insulin shots can help you cope, there are certain measures that if followed, can enable you to avoid the risk of secondary yet fatal diseases. Diabetic nephropathy is one such condition.

When Kidney is affected to the extent that it cannot perform its functions(like excretion of wastes in urine, filtering blood from waste, maintaining electrolyte balance,etc.) properly, it is called as Nephropathy. The reason behind kidney damage could be many, but if diabetes is the prime cause, it is known as diabetic nephropathy in medical terms.

A few features of this disorder are as follows

  1. The kidneys comprise of several small blood vessels, which perform the function of sifting waste from your blood. Diabetes at an advanced stage can impede smooth functioning of these vessels. As a result, the kidneys malfunction or a person faces kidney failure.
  2. Nephropathy brings along some other health issues as well. A person's blood pressure may increase as a result, thus making him or her prone to heart attacks and strokes. Sharp rise in cholesterol and triglyceride levels has also been noticed.
  3. A doctor will check for the presence of a protein called albumin in the patient's urine to know if you suffer from nephropathy or not. Other tests to determine the functioning of kidneys are - S.Creatinine, eGFR, Albumin/Creatinine Ratio (ACR), 24 Hour Urine Protein, Renal Function Tests, etc. A diabetic person should therefore go in for yearly tests.

In a given situation such as this, dialysis or kidney transplant comes to your aid. Both are done when kidney functions are irreversibly damaged. Dialysis can be of two kinds; Hemodialysis or Peritoneal dialysis. Dialysis (also called as Renal Replacement Therapy) remedies kidney damage and kidney failure by using a machine to extract salts, wastes and other fluids in excess from the blood to let your blood have a healthy composition. Dialysis should only be done under the supervision of an experienced nephrologist for best results.

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If a person is suffering from diabetes what health recondition should given to her/him.

MBBS, MD - Medicine
General Physician, Delhi
If a person is suffering from diabetes what health recondition should given to her/him.
Increase thirst, increased frequency of urination are some initial symptoms of diabetes but it can vary from being completely asymptomatic to non specific symptoms like weakness, tingling in feet, dry mouth, blurry vision, burning during urination. You need to follow a healthy lifestyle to prevent such metabolic diseases. Type 1 usually occurs at younger age due to insulin deficiency and treated with insulin injections. Type 2 usually in adults due to insulin resistance and treated with oral medicines. It can't be cured completely but you can keep it controlled by taking these precautions.
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What should be the least time a man should spent in intercourse to reach the climax. Is man infertility curable or not?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
What should be the least time a man should spent in intercourse to reach the climax. Is man infertility curable or not?
2-3 minutes is the minimum time. Semen should get deposited inside the vagina. If male infertility is the issue then treatment depends on the cause. On the basis of semen analysis report we can guide you better.
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What are the symptoms of thyroid? What are the ways to cure it? And eating habits which harm thyroid patients?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Homeopath,
Common there are 2types of thyroid hypo, and hyper both has opp symptoms. Like unexpected wt gain or loss, disturb mood and sleep patterns, change in food habits, bodypains, increase heart beats, sweating etc. One has to take medicine depending on type. No eating habits can harm pt.
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I have primitive diabetes and I have started feeling loss in libido & loss of stiffness in genital.

B H M S, MD
Homeopath, Thrissur
I have primitive diabetes and I have started feeling loss in libido & loss of stiffness in genital.
Usually diabetes will cause thickening of blood vessels loosing its flexibility and it will limit the blood flow when needed to the organs and sexual organ is one of them. So the diabetes has to be managed effectively to make your erection o. K. Yoga will be an accessary measure to increase the circulation and control diabetes.
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What type of exercises in yoga cures diabetes and how long walk daily useful to get rid of diabetes with the help of homeopathy treatment.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
What type of exercises in yoga cures diabetes and how long walk daily useful to get rid of diabetes with the help of ...
Please send me your current blood sugar levels reports and current medicine learn yoga for diabetes from video published by patanjali on various platform like youtube etc but I will advice to do all basic yogasanas daily do pranayam daily have a habit of walking daily for 30 minutes to 40 minutes daily take salads more diabetes can be controlled by homeopathic medicine, please consult nearby homeopathic physician in person as detailed information is needed.
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My wife aged 40 (no BP or sugar) is not showing interest at all in intercourse ,is there any medicines for her frigidity.

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
My wife aged 40 (no BP or sugar) is not showing interest at all in intercourse ,is there any medicines for her frigid...
Homeopathy helps to treat the underlying disease which may be responsible for low sex drive. There are number of cases in which low sex drive may be present without any other disease in the back ground. Homeopathy offers promising results in improving low sex drive. It helps in following ways: 1.Reducing stress and improving your stress coping system 2.Replacing your antidepressant and anti-anxiety medicines, whenever possible 3.Enhancing your moods and stimulating your sex drive Homeopathy is strongly recommended in the cases of Low sex drive or Loss of Libido. You can easily take an online consultation for further treatment guidance and permanent cure without any side effects
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C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
THYROID DISEASES

What Are Thyroid Problems?
Through the hormones it produces, the thyroid gland influences almost all of the metabolic processes in your body. Thyroid disorders can range from a small, harmless goiter (enlarged gland) that needs no treatment to life-threatening cancer. The most common thyroid problems involve abnormal production of thyroid hormones. Too much thyroid hormone results in a condition known as hyperthyroidism. Insufficient hormone production leads to hypothyroidism.

Although the effects can be unpleasant or uncomfortable, most thyroid problems can be managed well if properly diagnosed and treated.

What Causes Thyroid Problems?
All types of hyperthyroidism are due to an overproduction of thyroid hormones, but the condition can occur in several ways:

Graves' disease: The production of too much thyroid hormone.
Toxic adenomas: Nodules develop in the thyroid gland and begin to secrete thyroid hormones, upsetting the body's chemical balance; some goiters may contain several of these nodules.
Subacute thyroiditis: Inflammation of the thyroid that causes the gland to "leak" excess hormones, resulting in temporary hyperthyroidism that generally lasts a few weeks but may persist for months.
Pituitary gland malfunctions or cancerous growths in the thyroid gland: Although rare, hyperthyroidism can also develop from these causes.
Hypothyroidism, by contrast, stems from an underproduction of thyroid hormones. Since your body's energy production requires certain amounts of thyroid hormones, a drop in hormone production leads to lower energy levels. Causes of hypothyroidism include:

Hashimoto's thyroiditis: In this autoimmune disorder, the body attacks thyroid tissue. The tissue eventually dies and stops producing hormones.
Removal of the thyroid gland: The thyroid may have been surgically removed or chemically destroyed.
Exposure to excessive amounts of iodide: Cold and sinus medicines, the heart medicine amiodarone, or certain contrast dyes given before some X-rays may expose you to too much iodine.You may be at greater risk for developing hypothyroidism if you have had thyroid problems in the past.
Lithium: This drug has also been implicated as a cause of hypothyroidism.
Untreated for long periods of time, hypothyroidism can bring on a myxedema coma, a rare but potentially fatal condition that requires immediate hormone treatment.
Hypothyroidism poses a special danger to newborns and infants. A lack of thyroid hormones in the system at an early age can lead to the development of cretinism (mental retardation) and dwarfism (stunted growth). Most infants now have their thyroid levels checked routinely soon after birth. If they are hypothyroid, treatment begins immediately. In infants, as in adults, hypothyroidism can be due to these causes:

A pituitary disorder
A defective thyroid
Lack of the gland entirely
A hypothyroid infant is unusually inactive and quiet, has a poor appetite, and sleeps for excessively long periods of time.


Cancer of the thyroid gland is quite rare and occurs in about 5% of thyroid nodules. You might have one or more thyroid nodules for several years before they are determined to be cancerous. People who have received radiation treatment to the head and neck earlier in life, possibly as a remedy for acne, tend to have a higher-than-normal risk of developing thyroid cancer.
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I have a thyroid problem from recent few years I don't know how to control it or prevent it which type of dosage should I take that help to cure my problem.?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I have a thyroid problem from recent few years I don't know how to control it or prevent it which type of dosage shou...
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 consult doctor on time.
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I'm taking beta blocker i. E. Inderal 10mg. Eventhough I feel palpitation all day 24*7? My TSH level is 3.07 after diagnosed. I know it's normal food adults. Presently I'm taking Methimazole 10mg and Thyronorm 100mg.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
who advised u to take methimazole and thyronorm together???or u are taking on ur own ??kindly provide ur illness details when it started as this is not the correct combination u r taking
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I am diabetic & thin. My age is 31 years. My weight is 38 kg. I take glimperide since I am allergic to metformin which doctors normally suggest. I want to increase my weight. My sugar level is normally 148 fasting & 200 2 hrs after lunch. My glimperide dose is morning 2mg & at night 1 mg. Please advise for weight gain.

DNB (Endocrinology), MD - General Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Ludhiana
I am diabetic & thin. My age is 31 years. My weight is 38 kg. I take glimperide since I am allergic to metformin whic...
Inability to gain may be due to many reasons like uncontrolled diabetes, associated thyroid disease or celiac disease or it may be unrelated to diabetes. You need evaluation and then treatment accordingly.
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My thighs and feet are swollen for the last 6 months. I am 65 years of age and diabetic. The diabetes is not all that troublesome now But the inside of the knees pain and do not bend I am under allopathic treatment but results are slow.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
My thighs and feet are swollen for the last 6 months. I am 65 years of age and diabetic. The diabetes is not all that...
Ok tk physiotherapy treatment for few days and exercise it will help you and keep continue maintain your diabetes.
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I'm diagnosed with thyroid and i am 21 years old female weight 63 kg what should I do.

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
Endocrinologist, Delhi
Thyroid is a hormonal organ. Hormones are signals in our body which effect various vital processes of the body. You can link them to traffic lights for the smooth and safe flow of traffic in the body. Unfortunately due to several known and unknown reasons, some hormonal organs like thyroid start to underperform or over perform leading to hypo or hyper function respectively. When we prescribe medicine for hypothyroid patients - we just provide supplementation of deficient hormone in the body. We currently have no medicine to cure the thyroid gland - we just have medicine to fulfil the hormone that was supposed to be manufactured by the thyroid gland. Since the requirement is daily - that is why the medicine is given daily. Since the requirement is lifelong- thats why the medicine is lifelong! Just relax and start taking medicine
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Suffering from Uric acid, fatty liver and thyroid level is also on border line. Please help.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Suffering from Uric acid, fatty liver and thyroid level is also on border line.
Please help.
Normal level are 2.4-6 mg/dl in male and in female and 3. 4-7 mg/dl .High uric acid can cause Gout, arthritis,Kidney stone) 1. Avoid protein rich diets like mutton, egg, fish, sea food (sardines)/prawn 2.Avoid pulses, lentill, mushrooms, green leafy vegetablles like broccoli, cauli flower, cabbage, spinach, beans, peas 3. Take fruits like apple, banana, orange, black cherry, lime etc 4. Drink plenty of water (8-10 glass) daily 5. Avoid alcohol and caffeinated drinks, excess sweets cakes/cookies 6.Reduce weight if overweight 7. Take medicine after consulting physician.
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