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Dr. Asha Latha B

Cardiologist, Bangalore

Dr. Asha Latha B Cardiologist, Bangalore
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Dr. Asha Latha B is a popular Cardiologist in Ramakrishna Hospital, Bangalore. You can consult Dr. Asha Latha B at Ramakrishna Super Speciality Hospital in Ramakrishna Hospital, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Asha Latha B on Lybrate.com.

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Hi. Iam ranjeet singh my question is what are the major causes of uncontrolled hypertension & how it controlled. I hope you give a better opinion. Thankyou.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Hi. Iam ranjeet singh my question is what are the major causes of uncontrolled hypertension & how it controlled. I ho...
In ayurveda, Hypertension is referred to as Rakta Capa Vriddhi and it sees the vitiation of vata and pitta doshas as the main cause...take sarpgandha vati twice a day...yogendra ras...akik bhasm works very good in case of hypertension....avoid salty diet...oily food...lower your stress...do pranayama early morning...
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High Blood Pressure - All You Need To Know About It!

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Cardiologist, Mohali
High Blood Pressure - All You Need To Know About It!

The heart is a muscular organ that pumps blood to the entire body through a network of arteries and veins. This network contains big vessels which branch out further to supply blood to the distant organs. There is, therefore, some pressure that the heart and thereby the vessels need to exert to push the blood through these vessels. This is known as blood pressure, and normal pressure levels range from 90-140(systolic)/60-90(diastolic) mm of Hg. However, due to various reasons, this pressure could be more, which is one of the first signs of heart disease.

Causes of increased blood pressure: 

  1. Thickening of the blood vessels. With age, the elastic blood vessels naturally turn rigid and less elastic, so there is more pressure required to push blood. It is natural for people over 55 years of age to have higher readings of blood pressure. This is known as primary hypertension (HTN).
  2. Narrowed blood vessels. This happens due to cholesterol accumulation along the walls of the blood vessels. Faulty dietary habits along with sedentary lifestyle have increased the incidence of hypertension due to this condition, known as atherosclerosis. Critical atherosclerotic narrowing of renal arteries lead to renovascular HTN that is one of the commonest of secondary HTN. 

Other Causes of secondary hypertension are: 

  1. Kidney problems
  2. Thyroid hormone disorders 
  3. Congenital heart defects 
  4. Chronic alcohol abuse 
  5. Adrenal gland tumours 
  6. Chronic use of medications like birth control pills, pain killers, etc. 

Unidentified and uncontrolled hypertension can be silent and can lead to more severe conditions like heart attack and stroke. India is fast becoming the new hypertension capital of the world. Some of the common risk factors are: 

  1. Age 
  2. Family history 
  3. Being obese or overweight 
  4. Sedentary lifestyle
  5. Smoking 
  6. Alcohol consumption 
  7. Excessive salt intake 
  8. Stress levels 
  9. Ethnic background 

Symptoms: 

  1. Hypertension can go undetected for years together, but if there are risk factors like diabetes and high cholesterol, it is advisable to periodically monitor blood pressure. 
  2. Headaches, nosebleeds, and shortness of breath should not be ignored. These can be the first warning signs of hypertension, and if detected early, preventive measures can be taken. 
  3. If there are co-morbid risk factors, it is advisable to constantly keep a check on BP readings. 

Management: 

This includes a combination of diet and lifestyle modifications. 

  1. Quit smoking and alcohol: Of the many wonders quitting smoking can do, reducing BP readings is just one. The improvement would be almost instantaneous. Quit or else reduce alcohol and see dramatic improvements. 
  2. Weight management: Through a combination of diet and exercise, ensure that weight is brought under control. Set a target BMI (Below 26 kg/m2) and work towards it religiously. 
  3. Diet: Reduce salt, increase potassium, increase vitamin D, eat a heart-healthy diet, and see the hypertension readings improve. Please find attached and reviewed copy for health tip for posting. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a cardiologist.
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I am 58 year with 172 cm height and 84 kg weight, headache and bp from last few days 180/100 please advice should I go for bp medicine ?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), PG Dip Panchakarma, PG Dip Ksharsutra for piles,pilonidal sinus and fistula management , Post Graduate Diploma In Hospital Administration (PGDHA), Certificate in Diabetes update
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
Hi, at your age every consultant would surely suggest for medicine. N all selflessly very correct. And those are trained to detect, track, n add medicines. To postpone little your. Health crises what about progressive n reforming regenerative recharging health n fitness. I. E. Transformation from anti aging to holding age to regressing your age. To enjoy life as whole. Sure u' ll add all these qualities just by ayurveda detox rasayana yoga. To the extent to your will to achieve.
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Hello Doctor I'm 30 year old male. I had recently experienced chest pain. Undergone treatment and ecg but the results were normal. How can I know that the pain is due to angina or gastric problem.

MD - Anaesthesiology, MBBS
Anesthesiologist, Bangalore
Hello Doctor I'm 30 year old male. I had recently experienced chest pain. Undergone treatment  and ecg but the result...
1. Your age is one factor that you r unlikely to have an angina unless you have risk factors like smoking alcoholism high cholesterol hypertension obesity etc 2. The angina usually felt like a tightness in centre of chest with radiating pain to left arm. 3. Gastritis pain is relieved by taking antacids or other home remedy for acidity. 4. Always consult near by centre with an ecg facility in case you have doubt. 5. Live healthy and stop worrying.
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I am suffering from dry cough last two weeks and I have chest pain what I am doing?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
I am suffering from dry cough last two weeks and I have chest pain what I am doing?
Take following remedies 1. Pomegrnate juice 1 cup + gud [juggerry] 1 tsp + sunth 1/4th table spoon after lunch and dinner 2. Have mung dal and rice for 3 days.
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How do I improve my HDL level. My cholesterol level is 172 HDL 31 LDL 129 and Triglycerides 161

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Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
How do I improve my HDL level. 
My cholesterol level is 172 HDL 31 LDL 129 and Triglycerides 161
hi...take tab. atorvas 10 mg at night. and You can control cholesterol / hdl / ldl/t.g. and obesity by using following flax oil, omega-3 fatty meal or cap., take . green veg., whole grain foods, spicy foods, Use GARLIC in foods daily ,. Cod liver oil. Low sugar foods, low calories foods. Change own life style . do meditation,yoga, Go walk daily in morning and evening, do any one physically activity daily i.e. play any game., Avoid fast foods, oily foods, alcohol,smoking, fatty foods, non-veg., avoid stress, take plenty of water in day time. These are helful also reduced obesity. one important that is take 1 glass of water before bed at night. Because it protect from heart fail during sleep at night. Welcome in lybrate.
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It is related to my sister (age: 16 years). She is a born intelligent and had topped every batch from her first to eleventh class. Now she is in 10 2, she some times feels pain in heart, some times she cries and shouts for no reason, even sometimes gets very angry for no/minor reasons. We had shown her to lot of doctors and had done lot of tests, but nothing comes out. Kindly suggest some thing.

M.B.B.S., F.I.C.A. (USA), P.G.D.I.H, F.C.G.P., D.C.A.H
Psychiatrist, Vadodara
It is related to my sister (age: 16 years). She is a born intelligent and had topped every batch from her first to el...
Possibly she is frustrated, irritated, stressed and angry about some aspects of her life. She needs a one to one open talk with an expert who can understand her. A Psychotherapist and guide her. General doctors may not be able to help. She may not need medicines, only care, empathy and compassion. I feel she is taking too much pressure of her studies and her self expectations are too high. Be quick and connect either online or in person.
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Hello Sir, Recently I have chest pain, I have conducted ECG test. What should i do?

General Physician, Hyderabad
Hello Sir, Recently I have chest pain, I have conducted ECG test. What should i do?
Can you please describe in detail about the this pain and also what ECG have shown to be able to help you better. Take care.
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I am a 23 year old man, I have been having sharp sensation in my chest since I started smoking. Have tried with some home made remedies. But none have worked. Please suggest on how to curb the pain.

Diploma in Diabetology, Pregnancy & Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Prevention in Diabetes ,Thyroid
General Physician, Sri Ganganagar
I am a 23 year old man, I have been having sharp sensation in my chest since I started smoking. Have tried with some ...
You might be suffering with hyperacidity. Please get cbc esr and x ray chest pa view. If all normal take cap. Ocid dsr 1od empty stomach. 10 days. Avoid tea and chillies foods. Small frequent meal should be principle.
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I have been taking 5 mg Amlodipine and 25 mg of atenolol (amlopres AT25). My BP has been normal/slightly low for around 2 months now, around 110/70. How should I taper off the meds?

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I have been taking 5 mg Amlodipine and 25 mg of atenolol (amlopres AT25). My BP has been normal/slightly low for arou...
In ayurveda, Hypertension is referred to as Rakta Capa Vriddhi and it sees the vitiation of vata and pitta doshas as the main cause..Mix 1 teaspoon of onion juice with an equal amount of honey. Take once a day for 1 week. Upon noticing improvement, continue for several more days
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After seeing the angiogram report one doctor says to go for open heart surgery whereas other doc says to put stent. How to get a conclusion as my family in distress. How safe is the open heart surgery. Pls advise.

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General Physician, Bangalore
After seeing the angiogram report one doctor says to go for open heart surgery whereas other doc says to put stent. H...
Hi, the decision depends on the type of block, number of vessels blocked, extent of block, location of block. It also depends on the expertise of the cardiologist. As stenting is less invasive, non surgical, involves less hospital stay, it is the preferred method of treatment.
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I am 23 years old male. I used to smoke last 4 month. I used it so much with in 4 month. Now I feel like pain in my chest and also khasi and so what I should do know.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I am 23 years old male. I used to smoke last 4 month. I used it so much with in 4 month. Now I feel like pain in my c...
Dear Pinku, Stopping smoking itself will be helpful. It needs continuous motivation for 3-6 months. You can do it if you don't want chest pain. However check up with doctor about your chest pain. You know that nicotine affects heart badly.
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Dear sirs My BP is 90/140 I am taking Losartan 50 my weight is 100kg and don't have other problems But my lower BP is always high go up to 96 if dose missed Do you suggest other medicine Warm reads M Thanekar.

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Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
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My BP is 90/140 I am taking Losartan 50 my weight is 100kg and don't have other problems
But my lower BP is...
Hello dear at 140/90 bp, we do not recommend medicines but we advise weight control, diet control and exercises.
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What is the reason for left side chest area nerve vibrate when this thing happen I feel very afraid.

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General Physician, Mumbai
What is the reason for left side chest area nerve vibrate when this thing happen I feel very afraid.
Dear Lybrateuser, -You have to reduce your weight by about 10-15 kgs as obesity leads to lot of health problems -do regular aerobic exercises like brisk walking, jogging for at least one hour, also do yoga & deep breathing for 10-15 min in the morning -avoid fried, processed & junk food, sweets, aerated drinks, have a balanced diet with more of fruits & vegetables, whole grains, low fat dairy, nuts, have 8-10 glasses of water of water for proper digestion & hydration -get investigated blood sugar, cholesterol, ecg & consult a doctor.
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If you have pain near your heart and its not regular, what can be the reason? Please tell me.

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Homeopath, Delhi
If you have pain near your heart and its not regular, what can be the reason? Please tell me.
Reasons can b variable. Could b radiated pain also acidity, migraine, chest congestion etc are few reasons go for thorough check up and diagnosis to avoid any confusions or misdiagnosis related to heart.
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My mother is around 75 yrs old and her one of the right side valve in heart has severe leakage and also she has irregular heart beats. What is the best treatment for this in this age? also she has copd problem. Please advice.

M. sc Psychology, BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
In this age, better to keep under supervision of a cardilogist to avoid any major n sudden risk. Parallally she may use homeopathy.
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C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Important Differences Between High Blood Pressure Staging & Classing
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There are two different �typing� schemes doctors use when describing high blood pressure. The first, classification, conveys information about the underlying cause of the high blood pressure. The second, staging, refers to the severity of the high blood pressure itself.

The Staging System:

The system used to stage high blood pressure is very simple. Blood pressure has essentially two varieties; Stage I and Stage II.
The qualifications for staging high blood pressure as either Stage I or Stage II are based simply on numbers. If average measured blood pressure is above a certain numerical cutoff point, it is staged accordingly.

Stage I Hypertension:
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Stage I Hypertension refers to blood pressure with average readings that are above 140/90 but below the criteria for Stage II Hypertension. Stage I Hypertension is an early, but still important form of high blood pressure. Depending on certain lifestyle factors, doctors may choose to either begin treatment with medicine or to allow for a �grace period� during which the patient is instructed to make certain diet and activity changes in an attempt to reduce the blood pressure.

Stage II Hypertension:
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Stage II Hypertension can be diagnosed via either of two numbers. A measurement of either
systolic blood pressure >160
diastolic pressure >100
qualifies as Stage II Hypertension.

Treatment guidelines allow for much less flexibility in the initial approach to Stage II Hypertension, and those diagnosed at this stage are almost universally started on antihypertensive medicines immediately.
Stage II Hypertension also requires more frequent blood pressure checks and more careful monitoring.
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4 common habits that damage your heart

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
Endocrinologist, Delhi
4 common habits that damage your heart

Certain habits can cause damage to your heart even if you maintain a healthy diet and exercise regularly. According to researchers, working people having who have a desk job are more prone to suffer from heart conditions due to stress in their work life, lack of proper rest, limited movement, etc. Most of the times you tend to ignore your bad habits as the side effects do not occur immediately but can cause serious damage to your heart. Following are the common bad habits that you should avoid for a healthier heart-

1. Sitting all day
Something as seemingly trivial as it is, sitting all day can have an adverse effect on your heart. According to studies, if your job involves sitting on a desk for more than five hours then you have double the risk of suffering a heart failure compared to a person who has an active lifestyle. Make sure you take at least a five minute walk in an hour to reduce chances of hardening the arteries. A sedentary lifestyle has serious side effects on your overall health too.

2. Stress too much
Stress causes the body to release adrenaline which influences the way your body functions. In that case there might be an increase in heart rate or your blood pressure level. Over time, stress can cause damage to the blood vessels in your heart and increase your risk of sudden stroke or heart attack.

3. Overdoing it on salt
Excessive sodium can spike your blood pressure thereby making your more vulnerable to heart conditions. Processed foods like potato chips, canned vegetables, frozen meals and meats contain a fair amount of sodium which can have an adverse effect on your heart. It is important to take the nutritional value of these foods in account before purchasing it so that you get the ones with lowest amount of sodium.

4. Not getting enough sleep
The heart rate dips when you sleep and goes up and down as a response to your dreams in various stages of your sleep. It is important for your heart to rest as it actively works in your waking hours. Sleep deprivation has similar effects on your heart like stress and can wreck your cardiovascular health. It is of utmost importance to sleep for at 7 hours to keep your heart healthy.

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