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October - 2 - 2017

  Get Thyroid Function Tests (Total T3, Total T4 & TSH) worth Rs.530* @ 50% discount and get Free Consultation from Thyroid Specialist (Endocrinologist). Total T3 Total T4 TSH & Thyroid Consultation Rs. 250/...

May - 20 - 2017

Ramadan fasting improves diabetes by lowering the blood glucose and HbA1c because of fewer postprandial peaks. However, certain prinicples should be followed to avoid hypoglycemia because of prolonged fasting. 1. Patient of Diet and Excercise: Consider modifying the time and intensity of physical activity; ensure adequate fluid intake 2. Patient on Metformin 500mg thrice daily: Take Metformin, 1,000 mg SR at the sunset meal, 500 mg SR at the predawn meal 3. Patient on sulphonylurea: Sulfon...

September - 14 - 2016

Dr.S.Ramkumar is working as Assistant Professor in Endocrinology and  consulting as Endocrinologist in Apollo Main Hospital, Chennai daily in the Department of Diabetes & Endocrinology, by appointment daily 2- 4pm. Phone: 044 28296580.

August - 31 - 2016

Thyroid disease is common in the general population, and the prevalence increases with age. The assessment of thyroid function by modern assays is both reliable and inexpensive. Screening for thyroid dysfunction is indicated in certain high-risk groups, such as neonates and the elderly. Hypothyroidism is by far the most common thyroid disorder in the adult population and is more common in older women. It is usually autoimmune in origin, presenting as either primary atrophic h...

July - 29 - 2016

Low Testosterone and Diabetes: Hypogonadism in Diabetes Low testosterone is a common condition that often goes undiagnosed because its symptoms are similar to other conditions. If you have type 2 diabetes, you are twice as likely to suffer from low testosterone as a man without diabetes. Older age and obesity may be factors, as both are associated with type 2 diabetes and both decrease testosterone levels.  The Endocrine Society has made recommendation to measure testosterone levels in a...