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Dr. Chidambaram Gopu

MBBS, Graduate Diploma in Diabetes

Endocrinologist, Tirupur

31 Years Experience
Dr. Chidambaram Gopu MBBS, Graduate Diploma in Diabetes Endocrinologist, Tirupur
31 Years Experience
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I want all my patients to be informed and knowledgeable about their health care, from treatment plans and services, to insurance coverage....more
I want all my patients to be informed and knowledgeable about their health care, from treatment plans and services, to insurance coverage.
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He has over 31 years of experience as a Endocrinologist. He is a MBBS, Graduate Diploma in Diabetes . Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Chidambaram Gopu on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore - 1986
Graduate Diploma in Diabetes - Pascal University - 2006
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Are there any long-term effects associated with taking ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) medications? If so, what are they and what medications are implicated? What exactly is a spine block injection? Will it work long-term for low back pain due to disc problems? What causes Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and what is the best method of treatment? Can iodine help this condition?

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Are there any long-term effects associated with taking ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) medications? I...
Depends on what medicine you are taking. But generally there are no long term effects of adhd medicines. Atomoxetin can effect liver function tests but it is reversible on stopping the medicine. Methylphenidate is safe and has no long term effects. Regarding spine block injections kindly discuss with an orthopedic surgeon.
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Hello doctor. My mom is diabetic patient her age is 59. She is using tables when we consult to doctor they said blood count is low so you should take injection for this and they wrote renocel 4000 I you injection and we are giving that injection weekly 2 times but. Skin getting rashes like red red doubts so kindly help me in this matter. Waiting for your reply.

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Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chandigarh
Hello doctor. My mom is diabetic patient her age is 59. She is using tables when we consult to doctor they said blood...
There are several means to gain control over your diabetes. Few of them as below: 1. Eating at regular intervals 2. Avoiding foods high in processed and invisible sugar 3. Good sleep hygiene 4. Consistent workouts to be able to give you specific guidelines, we would need to gain a deeper insight into your lifestyle and work with you in greater proximity. Do let me know if you're keen and we could take this prospect forward. Meanwhile, feel free to consult me privately.
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I am 34 years old. I have pain in right knee and right foot. My calcium serum, d3 and b12 are below normal range. I am hypothyroidism.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Delhi
Start with physiotherapy sessions and learn exercise for knee joint. Wear knee cap open patella also. Don't sit on floors. Send me your x ray report also so that I can advise you medicine.
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How Does Managing Diabetes Help Your Kidneys?

Interventional Nephrology, DM - Nephrology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS
Nephrologist, Bangalore
How Does Managing Diabetes Help Your Kidneys?

Kidneys and Kidney Diseases

The kidneys are organs which aim to filter out huge amounts of blood to produce 1-2 quarts of urine. They also perform the task of filtering out the excessive waste materials from the blood stream.

However, there can be cases when infection enters your bloodstream and affects your kidneys. This can cause serious kidney diseases such as cysts, stones and cancer.

Diabetes: What is it and how does it affect your kidneys?

Diabetes is a condition which is caused when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin (Type 1 Diabetes) or when your body doesn’t react to the insulin in a normal way (Type 2 Diabetes). The sugar in your food cannot be broken down effectively which can result in problems in your kidneys.

The glucose content in your blood causes considerable damage to the filters in your kidneys. When the filters in the kidney are damaged, a particular protein called albumin releases into your blood and your urine. The damage in the kidneys can affect the kidney function and obstruct the filtering out of wastes from the blood.

Thus, diabetes could be attributed as a major cause of kidney disease.

Managing Diabetes-

Managing diabetes is crucial to avoid kidney diseases. However, diabetes doesn’t have a proper cure which is why it is even more important to take care of your health in such cases.

Here are a few ways in which diabetic patients can aim to be healthy and prevent kidney diseases:

  1. Quit Smoking: Smoking increases diabetic complications such as nerve damage and heart strokes which can in-turn affect your kidneys’ functions adversely. Hence, it is advisable to quit smoking to keep diabetes under control.

  2. Healthy Meals: Opt for healthy meals which are balanced and packed with nutrients as they help in increasing the insulin function in your body. Foods such as green leafy vegetables, legumes, fruits and lean meat should be included in your meals.

  3. Engage in Physical Exercise: A diabetic person needs to engage in physical exercise in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Obesity can increase your chances of complications and can be detrimental to your kidneys as well. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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I am 14 years old boy my weight is higj how can I reduce my weight and I also had thyroids problem what to do.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I am 14 years old boy my weight is higj how can I reduce my weight and I also had thyroids problem what to do.
Don’t worry. You can lose weight easily if you are patient and determined to shed those extra kilos. You just have to alter your daily routine, watch what you eat and be physically active. This requires you to be on your weight loss commitment for quiet long. As soon as you start seeing the results, you will be surprised as well as motivated to go beyond your weight loss and adopt and a lifelong healthy attitude. For a start please follow: 1.Watch what you eat – Are you eating too much junk, drink excessive alcohol and eating too much white food and sugar? Please cut it down to as low as you can from tomorrow. Cut down tea/coffee if you are too addicted to it. It is creating havoc inside your body. 2.Lifestyle – Are you a late sleeper and late riser? You can’t imagine what this schedule of yours is doing to your metabolism. It is degrading your digestive system from inside and your looks from outside. 3.Physically active – If you are a couch potato who loves to watch tv whole day then throw that couch of yours in the street and get yourself a treadmill tomorrow. Yes it is as simple as that. Who is stopping you? You have to be physically active all day long if you want to burn those extra calories. Do daily brisk walk, Pranayam, atleast 20 surayanamaskar everyday to start seeing the results. Take break between office work to walk a little or rather just climb some stairs to get that food you ate in lunch have space and heat to digest and absorb. What’s the harm in using your washroom to do a little middle of the day squats. Do that – No one is watching you. The key is to stay physically active all day long, no matter what. 4.Eat healthy and eat on time: Not only eating healthy is important but eating at right time is equally imp too. Have an early breakfast and early dinner and have 4 small meals between breakfast and dinner. To guide you a bit, here you go: A.Breakfast (Between 8-10 a. M) – Have oats/porridge or brown bread with milk and nuts. B.At 11 a. M - Cup of Green Tea c.Mid day meal (around 12 p. M) – Have a bowl of fruits. Citrus fruits are best taken during this hour and absorb well in the body. Have oranges, amla, pineapple etc during this hour. D.Lunch (between 2-3 p. M) – Daal, roti, mix veg, buttermilk and salad. You can also take brown rice with daal in lunch. Try to get your food cooked in olive oil. Lace your salad with apple cider vinegar, black pepper and seeds like flaxseeds or chia seeds to make it nutrition packed lunch. E.Between 4 p. M – 5 p. M – Cup of Green Tea F.Evening (4-6 p. M) – Have some nice sprouts with tomatoes and cucumber. G.Dinner (2 hours before sleeping, preferably before 9 p. M) – Paneer & veggies salad with olive oil, Roti or brown rice with Daal. H.Have a glass of warm milk. Weight loss is 80% about what you eat and 20% about exercises. That said, both the things go hand in hand. If you want to lose weight in a more healthy way than be patient and just follow the regimen everyday. Slow and steady wins the race.
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I am 50 years old I am suffering with sugar last 10 years. At present I am unable to sex like previously. How to improve the stamina for sex for long time with hot rod. Kindly give suggestions.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am 50 years old I am suffering with sugar last 10 years. At present I am unable to sex like previously. How to impr...
Mr. Lybrate-user, first thing is to have a very strict blood sugar control like fasting around 100 mg, pp 150 to 160 mg and hba1c%<6.8. Ed is a common problem occurring in patients with diabetes due affection of small vessels supplying the penile musculature because of persistent hyperglycemia. So primary need is to achieve strict control as mentioned earlier. Plus there are some drugs available belonging to pde iv inhibitors, which do help. Thanks for the question.
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I am having diabetes problem from a very long time. I also consulted many doctors but it didn't prove to be effective. Could you please help me out by giving some Ayurvedic treatment to my problems.

Masters Of Science In Dietetics And Food Service Management Msc. (DFSM), Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE), Advanced Clinical Nutrition Program, Post Graduate Diploma In Clinical Nutrition And Dietetics PGD, Bachelors Degree In Applied Nutrition Bhsc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I am having diabetes problem from a very long time. I also consulted many doctors but it didn't prove to be effective...
Lybrate-user, diabetes is a lifestyle diorder and can be controlled by a balanced diet, regular activity and reducing stress. Have small frequent meals in 2.5-3 hours. Increase fibre in your diet by adding leafy vegetables and fruits (edit a
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I am 52 years old male and have diabetes last 3 years. I am taking gemer-2, bd, my sugar label is fasting 145 and pp 255. Kindly suggest other medicines

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
A insulin sensitising drug is to be added to your treatment regimen to maintain good glycemic control. Pls consult further for detailed management. Dr surbhi agrawal Consultant physician and diabetologist
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Can I eat cabbage or cauliflower/broccoli since I have a thyroid condition

CCMTD, CCEBDM, C.Diabetology, American Diabetes Association, DOMS, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
Can I eat cabbage or cauliflower/broccoli since I have a thyroid condition
Many people ask me "Can I eat cabbage or cauliflower/broccoli since I have a thyroid condition?" let me try to give the answer in scientific way.

What are goitrogens?

Goitrogens are substances that interferes with thyroid hormone production causing enlargement of thyroid. This enlargement also known as a goiter.

Different goitrogenic substances are present in various foods. 

Cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower contain glucosinolates, which blocks iodine uptake into the thyroid.
Luckily, these vegetables are only goitrogenic in the raw state. Cooking or lightly steaming will deactivate the glucosinolates,
Thus diminishing the goitrogenic activity. While consuming cooked cruciferous vegetables is preferred, occasionally eating small amounts of these foods in the raw states should not aggravate autoimmune thyroid conditions. 

1. Iodine deficiency induced hypothyroidism should not consume as they cause further suppression of thyroid activity

However

2. Hashimoto's (most common cause of hypothyroidism) do not have iodine deficiency, and eating such otherwise very healthy vegetables is not of particular concern.

People with sub-clinical hypothyroidism (when their thyroid is still producing its own thyroid hormone and TSH is slightly elevated) may find that eating lots of goitrogens may suppress some of their own thyroid hormone production. 

Soy and canola are two goitrogens that should be avoided in those with hashimoto's.

Canola-- should be avoided in all individuals with hashimoto's- it's highly processed and made from genetically modified crops.

Soy- is a goitrogen. It blocks the activity of the TPO enzyme (important for thyroid hormone formation) soy has been linked to the development of autoimmune thyroiditis and should be avoided by those with hashimoto's.

List of goitrogens foods
Bamboo shoots
Broccoli
Broccolini
Brussels sprouts
Cabbage
Collard greens
Horseradish
Kohlrabi (Ganth Gobhi)
Mustard greens (Sarso ka Saag)
Peaches
Peanuts (Moongphali)
Pears
Pine nuts (Cheedh ki Supari)
Radishes (Muli)
Spinach (Palak)
Strawberries
Sweet potato
Turnips (White beetroot- Saljam)

Therefore, although everyone is different, most people with hashimoto's should be able to eat most goitrogens, even in their raw state, (with the exception of soy and canola).

Thank you for reading it. I hope it will be helpful to you.
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I'm 27 year old male. I'm a diabetic patient from last year. Is it effect my married life?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I'm 27 year old male. I'm a diabetic patient from last year. Is it effect my married life?
Mr. Lybrate-user, if blood sugar level is not well controlled, then it causes damage to small blood vessels, which affects multiple organs including penile muscles leading to erectile dysfunction, so it is essential to control diabetes effectively with fasting sugar level closer to 100 mg and pp 150 to 160 mg and hba1c% < 7. Thanks for the question.
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I am having diabetics for the last 13 years. Kindly suggest how to keep my sugar level under control.

D ( Diabetology), AFIH, DNB (F.MEDICINE), MBBS
General Physician, Pune
I am having diabetics for the last 13 years. Kindly suggest how to keep my sugar level under control.
Avoid food having high glcemic index like sweet, rice, idli, dosa, carrot fruits like banana, mangoes, also food having high glucose load like icecreame. You can use brown rice intead of polish. Eat in binges. Do regular exercise and meditation, check your sugar and follow up regularly.
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My father' s Serum TSH result is 14. 10 micro IU/ml. What does it mean? And is it normal? The check up has been made in the evening.

FASNC, Dip. CBNC, DRM, MBBS
Nuclear Medicine Physician, Lucknow
Ya, your father is having hypothyroidism. And he needs to be treated by prescribing eltyroxin or thyronorm. Kindly contact.
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Taking medicine of thyroxine since 7 yrs. Presently taking thyronorm 37.5 mg. Any sude effects of taking medicine of thyronorm medicine.

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Endocrinology, DNB Endocrinology, MNAMS, Speciality Certificate (Endo. & Diab.) (MRCP, UK), Fellow of American College of Endocrinology (FACE)
Endocrinologist, Delhi
There are no side effects provided your TSH is kept in the normal range (0.4-4.5 mU/L). Hence keep monitoring your TSH regularly as suggested by your endocrinologist.
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Hello sir, I am having thyroid TSH = 7.01. So Please suggest the medicines for the same.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Hello sir, I am having thyroid TSH = 7.01. So Please suggest the medicines for the same.
HI YOU CAN USE TAB. THYRONORM 75MCG BEFORE MEAL DAILY IN MORNING . CAP. NEUROKIND PLUS ONCE A DAY AFTER MEAL.
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I having a diabetes and I need to resolve it quickly it ratings are 193 without eating food 253 with eating food So what precautions should be taken by me.

MD - Physicion
General Physician, Delhi
I having a diabetes and I need to resolve it quickly it ratings are
193 without eating food
253 with eating food
So w...
your blood sugar is high but not too high. Try changing your diet first plus exercise. If not controlled then you have to be on medications. People following strict diet n exercise usually don't need medication.
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Is it possible to free from diabetes by following some natural process? If yes then how to do it please explain on deep.

PG Dip (Dietetics n Applied nutrition), Msc.in Nutrition n dietetics, Post graduate Certificate (Diabetes Education)
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Jamnagar
Is it possible to free from diabetes by following some natural process? If yes then how to do it please explain on deep.
Hello! diabetes can not be cured but can be well managed by a good diet chart. Ake small meals in every 3-4 hr. Regular interval. Avoid sweet n sugar also honey n jaggery, fried foods, ready to eat foods, preserved foods n simple carb like maida. Take whole grain cereals in limitation, lot of veggies, 150-200gm fruit (not juice. Go for a dietitian. Don't skip breakfast n take a small portion of milk or product or any whole grain cereal before bed time. Do 30min of exercise a day. It will help you for managing fasting sugar level.
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I am male 60 years and diabetic since more than 20 years can I take watermelon, which time is preferable to take the fruit.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am male 60 years and diabetic since more than 20 years can I take watermelon, which time is preferable to take the ...
Mr. Lybrate-user, there is no specific time for eating fruits, but taking on empty stomach is said to be better rather than eating after meals. Plus in a day you should consume about 100 g only. Blood sugar should be in very good control. (fasting closer to 100 mg, pp 150 to 160 mg/100 ml, hba1c%<7).
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Doctor, I'm male, underweight, age 29, height 170 centimetre, weight 50 kg. If one takes stress or chronic anxiety Or depression Or confusion, it can cause heart Problem and diabetes at young age?

Diploma in Naturopathy & Yogic Science (DNYS), bachelor Of Science in Nursing
Yoga & Naturopathy Specialist, Gandhinagar
Doctor, I'm male, underweight, age 29, height 170 centimetre, weight 50 kg. If one takes stress or chronic anxiety Or...
Chances are less for getting cardiac disease in young age and specially with lean body but taking stress for prolong period of time may harm to health anyway in future ..... Take plenty of water and juices Take diet high in carbohydrate and protein and less in fat Take proper rest Combat stress as much possible .. just be happy ,smile and go will flow... your feedback needed take care
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I am suffering from diabetes 1 year ago pp level is 350 and two month before fasting level is 149.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am suffering from diabetes 1 year ago pp level is 350 and two month before fasting level is 149.
Hello, along with your recent follow the below tips to keep sugar within limits. take Sygyzium 1X , 2 tabs twice dailt before meals , morning and night. 1. take Karela jamun ras from SWADESHI Brand. 2. Powdered cinnamon has the ability to lower blood sugar levels by stimulating insulin activity. It contains bioactive components that can help prevent and fight diabetes. 3. Soak two tablespoons of fenugreek seeds in water overnight. Drink the water along with the seeds in the morning on an empty stomach. Follow this remedy without fail for a few months to bring down your glucose level. Another option is to eat two tablespoons of powdered fenugreek seeds daily with milk. **cut down your sugar and salt intake.**
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