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Dr. N S Pratap Chandran

MD - Physical Medicine, Diploma in Diabetology

Endocrinologist, Thiruvananthapuram

16 Years Experience  ·  200 at clinic
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Dr. N S Pratap Chandran MD - Physical Medicine, Diploma in Diabetology Endocrinologist, Thiruvananthapuram
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Dr. N S Pratap Chandran is a popular Endocrinologist in Ambalamukku, Trivandrum. He has over 16 years of experience as a Endocrinologist. He has completed MD - Physical Medicine, Diploma in Diabetology . You can meet Dr. N S Pratap Chandran personally at Dr. Pratap's Clinic in Ambalamukku, Trivandrum. Book an appointment online with Dr. N S Pratap Chandran on Lybrate.com.

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MD - Physical Medicine - University Of Kerala - 2001
Diploma in Diabetology - Vinayaka Missions University - 2009
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I am 62 years old. And have diabetic since last 6 month, last month I check it was 120 in fasting & pp was 190 it is initial now. I should I do, please advice. Thanks.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Being a homoeopath, I will suggest you some very effective homoeo treatment. I think you should seriously consider this treatment. Diabonil (sbl) 20 drops in 20 ml fresh water 15 minutes before meal uranium nitricum 1x (wilmar schawe india) 2 tab twice daily direct in mouth and chew eat little at a time every 2-3 hourly. Don? t eat too much at a time brisk morning walk for 30 minutes regularly dinner 2 hours before going to sleep 10 minutes evening walk after dinner avoid sweets, mango, grapes, cold drinks in particular.
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Hi I am 44 years old. My HbA1c is 6.8%. For last 15 days my fasting sugar level is between 95-110 and pp is between 105 to 130. I am not taking any medicine should I start taking medicine for diabetes? Some times I feel heaviness on head and dizziness whenever I think about my diabetes. Why it happens. Is it due to high uric acid in the body. My uric acid level is 7.0. Should I start medicine for uric acid, if yes please suggest me name.

Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
General Physician, Warangal
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I am 44 years old. My HbA1c is 6.8%. For last 15 days my fasting sugar level is between 95-110 and pp is between 1...
maintain ibw take balance d diet walk daily avoid sugary items fat food lead stress free life take plenty vegetables and fruits in 2 / 3 servings take high fibre low calorie food if sugar levels o.k no need of treatment for uric acid take protein in moderation
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My uric acid level is very high. Is it ok to eat rice and the pulses? I don't eat any type of meat. To drink water in plenty is a good option or not. Please prefer those things which I don't have to eat and I have to eat.

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
My uric acid level is very high. Is it ok to eat rice and the pulses? I don't eat any type of meat. To drink water in...
Normal Uric acid levels are 2.4-6.0 mg/dL (female) and 3.4-7.0 mg/dL (male) Some diets that are rich in purine end up causing an increased production of uric acid. In other cases, it may be due to a completely sedentary lifestyle. Less intake of water also may be to blame in some cases as water plays an important role in washing out the excess of the uric acid. Regular usage of some medicines also cause the uric acid levels to rise. Another important factor is being overweight as obese people are much more likely to get gout as compared to those who have normal weight. It is a tragedy of the modern world that the superior advertising and marketing power of the allopathic system of medicine has eclipsed the good and genuine work of Homeopathy. This is largely because Homeopathic system of medicine cannot compete with the money power of Allopathy. Just because allopathy does not have any cure for gout, patients tend to think that there is no cure for gout at all. People are not aware of the great work that Homeopathy can do in the cure of gout. I cannot stress enough here that homeopathic medicines are pretty effective at curing the acute as well as the chronic gout You can easily take an online consultation for further treatment guidance
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I have High Uric acid problem. Who would be the best doctor to consult and what could be the permanent solution for the same?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Avoid pickles and papads in your diet and eat freshly prepared foods and if you are symptomatic with joint problem than contact an orthopedic surgeon
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Will usage of protein powder/ mass gainer causes infertility? Pls give me proper answer.

MBBS, MS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Will usage of protein powder/ mass gainer causes infertility?
Pls give me proper answer.
Mass gainers have androgen. Not good as Tara s fertility issues esp in females. Males no known effect per se but synthetic androgens shown to decrees fertility. Better to avoid.
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I am following a dietitian and she has prescribed me optisulin. I am not diabetic. Is it safe?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am following a dietitian and she has prescribed me optisulin. I am not diabetic. Is it safe?
Optisulin gives for diabetes 1 and diabetes 2 type patients. Pl. Do not take it if you are not diabetic patients. Revisit to them and ask about it why he/she prescribed you.
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I am 65 yrs male. I am diabetic since 10 years. My HbA1c is 6.4. I am an asthmatic too. I am on Exermet 850 twice daily, Zomelis 50mg Twice daily, Mymi D Twice and Alafin. I am having severe pain in fore legs and feet during nights. Can I have remedy for the pain?

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
I am 65 yrs male. I am diabetic since 10 years. My HbA1c  is 6.4. I am an asthmatic too. I am on  Exermet 850 twice d...
Can be diabetic neuritis. Get nerve conduction test to confirm and consult a neurologist for medicine advise.
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I had thyroid before 1 year .but now my report is normal. So can I stop taking "newmarkazol 10" tablet or continues. Also comes very much sweating .my thyroid report as under. T3 :- 1.52 T4 :- 8.37 TSH:- 0.39.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I had thyroid before 1 year .but now my report is normal. So can I stop taking "newmarkazol 10" tablet or continues. ...
Hello, Thanks for the query. Usually Neomercazole tablets are given for 12 to 18 months, to bring down the overactivity of thyroid gland. It is better if you continue for a few more months till TSH come up a bit more. Then you might discontinue the drug. But thyroid testing has to be done once in six months to see if there is no excess activity. Thanks.
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I am 45 years old and sugar Glucose Tolerance Test carried out and results are Blood sugar fasting-108. 5 mg% Sugar PG 2 hrs-171.4 mg% .doctor advise me medicine metformin Hydrochloride prolonged release tablets 500 mg before breakfast as prescribed by Endocrinologists. Please advise me it can control from diet and exercise or medicine.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am 45 years old and sugar Glucose Tolerance Test carried out and results are Blood sugar fasting-108. 5 mg% Sugar P...
Mr. Lybrate-user, your glucose levels show a pre diabetes situation. No treatment is needed with drugs. A modified lifestyle is the requirement. Daily 1 hour exercise, maintaining normal weight and taking a balanced diet is needed. Avoid sweets, deep fried foods, junk foods, pastries & other bakery items, sweetened aerated drinks (colas), fructose corn syrup containing products, highly processed foods & high fat milk products. Consume more of green leafy vegetables, salads. & fruits. Use whole grain flour for chapati & roti. T.
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My age is 69 years, Male,Diabetic since 4 years. Taking Janumet 50/500 one morning, one evening since about 9 months. It is myth that constant use of same Diabetic medicines over longer period of time effect/control over disease is reduced/less effective. Can I switch to AMARYL M2 mg. One morning and one evening and regular monitoring of sugar and also further adjustment of Diabetic medicines. Devinder kumar MOB: 9872253630. Kindly advice. Regards &Thanks.

MBBS, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
My age is 69 years, Male,Diabetic since 4 years.
Taking Janumet 50/500 one morning, one evening since about 9 months....
no diabetes is progressive disease and as the duration of diabetes increases beta cell reserve of pancreas keep on reducing. so the medicine dosage increases. still there is no harm in switching diff brand with same content
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My kidney gfr is 53. Am 62 years old and a diabetic for the last 21 years. What precautions to protect my kidneys should I take ? any further tests ?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My kidney gfr is 53. Am 62 years old and a diabetic for the last 21 years. What precautions to protect my kidneys sho...
gfr 53 is low, means kidneys are affected due to long term diabetes. Apart from gliclazide what other medications are you taking? how are sugar levelsand hba1c%. If diabetes is in check nephropathy can also be controlled. Do you have high blood pressure, if so what are the drugs for that? few precautions restrict salt intake and do not eat more proteins. Please inform me otherdetails.
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Sir what precaution should one take to prevent himself from diabetes especially after crossing 50 years of age ?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Hello diabetes is a preventable disease. You can certainly avoid it by following a regulated life style. You have to maintain your weight closer to ideal body weight for size. Bmi should be 23 kg per sq meter. Exercise at least 1 h every day. Avoid excess sweets and deep fried foods. Bmi = weight in kg height in sq meter. Ideal body weight= height in cms - 100. Waist should be below 90 cms.
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I am 61 yrs old. I am having high bp and high blood sugar. For bp I am taking telmekind amh once daily and the bp remains at 100-110/140-150. For high blood sugar I am taking: - gp 2 bbf - glycomet sr 500 abf - same as above al - istavel 100 bd. Blood sugar remains at- fbs 112, ppbs-190. Pl advise whether I should continue this medication ( I am under this since two months) or change this. If please. Suggest.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Your sugar level is fairly controlled, but your diastolic bp should be lowered. So please consult your doctor or consult me for further assistance. Dr surbhi agrawal consultant physician and diabetologist
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I am suffering from kee pain since last so many years. Dr. has diagnosed gout. Uric acid is normal in between 4 to 5 fig. Taking febutaz 40 mg daily since last one year. X ray shows normal joint space. I ve taken joint supplements also for one year. Still no improvement in pain.

Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S)
Ayurveda, Kanpur
I am suffering from kee pain since last so many years. Dr. has diagnosed gout. Uric acid is normal in between 4 to 5 ...
Contact with Ra factor report till then take vatari avleh 5 gm twice a day vrihad vat chintamani ras 125 mg twice a day.
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What should be eaten'everyday' to remove diabetes? Please suggest! anything to drink or to eat! _ And also mention what not to eat! My father is a diabetic patient!

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
What should be eaten'everyday' to remove diabetes? Please suggest! anything to drink or to eat! _
And also mention wh...
With proper management of Diet one can control diabetes but cannot remove it altogether. To help manage your diabetes, your meals need to be: • Regular and spread evenly throughout the day • Lower in fat, particularly saturated fat • If you take insulin or diabetes tablets, you may need to have between meal snacks Matching the amount of food you eat with the amount you burn up each day is important. Not putting too much fuel in your body (keeping food intake to moderate serves) is vital to getting the right balance. Along with healthy eating, regular physical activity can help you to manage your blood glucose levels, reduce your blood fats (cholesterol and triglycerides) and maintain a healthy weight. . It is important to recognise that one diet does not fit everyone with diabetes. So my slogan for all diabetics is 'One Diet does Not Fit All'. So every individual diabetic should consult a dietician to plan a way according to individual body,tastes and requirements.Only then can you control your blood sugar levels. Fat Fats have the highest energy (kilocalorie) content of all foods. Eating too much fat can make you put on weight, which may make it more difficult to manage blood glucose levels. While it is important to try and reduce fat in your diet, especially if you are trying to lose weight, some fat is good for health. Saturated fat It is important to limit saturated fat because it raises your LDL (‘bad’) cholesterol levels. Saturated fat is found in animal foods like fatty meat, milk, butter and cheese. Vegetable fats that are saturated include palm oil (found in solid cooking fats, snack foods or convenience foods) and coconut products such as copha, coconut milk or cream. To reduce saturated fat: • Choose reduced or low-fat milk, yoghurt, ice-cream and custard • Choose lean meat and trim any fat off before cooking • Remove the skin from chicken (where possible, before cooking) • Avoid using butter, cream, sour cream, coconut milk, coconut cream and hard cooking margarines • Limit the amount of cheese you eat and try reduced-fat and low-fat varieties • Limit pastries, cakes, puddings, chocolate and cream biscuits to special occasions • Limit pre-packaged biscuits, packet snacks, cakes, frozen and convenience meals • Limit the use of processed deli meats ( chicken loaf, salami etc) and sausages • Avoid fried takeaway foods such as chips, fried chicken and battered fish and choose BBQ chicken (without the skin) and grilled fish instead • Avoid pies, sausage rolls and pastries • Rather than creamy sauces or dressings, choose those that are based on tomato, soy or other low fat ingredients. As some tomato and soy sauces can be high in salt, choose low-salt varieties or make them yourself without any added salt. • Limit creamy style soups. Polyunsaturated & monounsaturated fats Eating small amounts of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats can help ensure you get the essential fatty acids and vitamins your body needs. Polyunsaturated fats include: • Polyunsaturated margarines (check the label for the word ‘polyunsaturated’) • Sunflower, safflower, soybean, corn, cottonseed, grapeseed and sesame oils • The fat found in oily fish such as herring, mackerel, sardine, salmon and tuna. Monounsaturated fats include: • Canola® and olive oils • Some margarines • Avocado. Seeds, nuts, nut spreads and peanut oil contain a combination of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fat. Ideas for enjoying healthy fats • Stir-fry meat and vegetables in a little canola® oil (or oil spray) with garlic or chilli • Dress a salad or steamed vegetables with a little olive oil and lemon juice or vinegar • Sprinkle sesame seeds on steamed vegetables • Use linseed bread and spread a little canola margarine • Snack on a handful of unsalted nuts, or add some to a stir-fry or salad • Spread avocado on sandwiches and toast, or add to a salad • Eat more fish (at least three times a week) because it contains a special type of fat (omega-3) that is good for your heart. • Do more dry roasting, grilling, microwaving and stir-frying in a non-stick pan • Avoid deep fried, battered and crumbed foods Carbohydrate I recommend to eat a moderate amount of carbohydrates for all Diabetics means, on a plate, approx, 1/4 of the plate should be carbohydrate foods. Carbohydrate foods are the best energy source for your body. When they are digested they break down to form glucose in the bloodstream. Insulin takes the glucose out of the blood and deposits it into the muscles, liver and other cells in the body where it is used to provide energy. A regular carbohydrate intake is required to provide our body and brain with instant energy. Most foods contain carbohydrate and also provide us with fibre, vitamins and minerals. Very low carbohydrate diets are not recommended for people with diabetes. If you eat regular meals and spread your carbohydrate foods evenly throughout the day, you will help maintain your energy levels without causing large rises in your blood glucose levels. If you take insulin or diabetes tablets, you may need to have between meal snacks. Discuss this with your doctor or dietician. All carbohydrate foods are digested to produce glucose but they do so at different rates – some slow, some fast. The glycemic index or GI is a way of describing how a carbohydrate containing food affects blood glucose levels. The type of carbohydrate you eat is very important as some can cause higher blood glucose after eating. The best combination is to eat moderate amounts of carbohydrate and include high fibre foods that also have a low GI. Sugar A healthy eating plan for diabetes can include some sugar. However, it is important to consider the nutritional value of the foods you eat. In general, foods with added sugars should be consumed sparingly (manufacturers sometimes use fruit juice or other sources of sugar to avoid using table sugar). In particular, high energy foods such as sweets, lollies and standard soft drinks should not be consumed on a regular basis. Some sugar may also be used in cooking and many recipes can be modified to use less than the amount stated or substituted with an alternative sweetener. Select recipes that are low in fat (particularly saturated fat) and contain some fibre. Alternative sweeteners The use of intense sweeteners by people with diabetes is preferable to use of natural sugars. Protein Choose protein foods that are also low in fat. This will help to reduce the amount of saturated fat you eat. Protein foods include lean meat, poultry without the skin, seafood, eggs (not fried), unsalted nuts, soy products such as tofu and pulses (dried beans and lentils). Herbs, condiments & drinks You can use these following foods nd add flavour and variety to your meals. • Herbs, spices, garlic, chilli, lemon juice, vinegar and other seasonings. • Products labelled ‘low calorie’ (e.g. low calorie/diet soft drinks, low calorie jelly). • Tea, coffee, herbal tea, water, soda water, plain mineral water. • Limit your alcohol intake if you choose to drink
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I have high blood pressure, and my sugar is also high. What can be the treatment to control it.

CME Course in Diabetes for Family Physicians, Certificate in Child Health , BHMS
Homeopath, Gurgaon
I have high blood pressure, and my sugar is also high. What can be the treatment to control it.
If your BP and blood sugar are on the border-line or marginally high,you can take homoeopathic medicines.
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Dear doctor, iam a diabetic patient. Yam (the round thing) is safe for diabetic patients? please give me an answer.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
Dear doctor,  iam a diabetic patient. Yam (the round thing) is safe for diabetic patients? please give me an answer.
its safe but original yam is not available in india ..its cultivated in africa and found only in international markets ..be careful about its originality coz if u take sweet potato ,it will create havoc with ur sugars
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From last few month I feel some heaviness in my feet after knee, my weight is approx 95, I do not have any sugar and BP, what I should do, please explain, from few month I have pain in left shoulder.

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Endocrinology, DNB Endocrinology, MNAMS, Speciality Certificate (Endo. & Diab.) (MRCP, UK), Fellow of American College of Endocrinology (FACE)
Endocrinologist, Delhi
From last few month I feel some heaviness in my feet after knee, my weight is approx 95, I do not have any sugar and ...
Hello Mr. lybrate-user! Your body weight is too much for your bones to carry. Ideal body weight for you will be 60-65 kg. Too much weight is damaging your knees to cause osteoarthritis. As an endocrinologist I can help you losing this extrabody weight. For that I have to examine you and develop a treatment plan accordingly. It is good you do not have diabetes now, but obesity is a risk factor for diabetes and hypertension.
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