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Dr. Bangaru Girish

Cardiologist, Bangalore

300 at clinic
Dr. Bangaru Girish Cardiologist, Bangalore
300 at clinic
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I believe in health care that is based on a personal commitment to meet patient needs with compassion and care....more
I believe in health care that is based on a personal commitment to meet patient needs with compassion and care.
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Dr. Bangaru Girish is a renowned Cardiologist in Nagarbhavi, Bangalore. You can consult Dr. Bangaru Girish at Unity Life Life Hospital (India) Pvt.Ltd in Nagarbhavi, Bangalore. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Bangaru Girish on Lybrate.com.

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Hi, I have pain in my left hip and inner side of thigh less at rest and increasing on activity from past 8 months. Have got MRI done 5 months back and also 2 nd MRI one month back. Report's are normal. But discomfort continue. Have tried physiotherapy and acupuncture not much help from. Kindly advice.

MD - Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine
Ayurveda, Ernakulam
Hi, I have pain in my left hip and inner side of thigh less at rest and increasing on activity from past 8 months. Ha...
Pain in the left hip and inner thighs are mostly due to nuero vascular origin (as the MRI is normal )Kindly do a blood test also to rule out any inflammations there.
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I have the problem of fits (epilepsy) since 2008. It happens one or two times in a year. As it gives no symptoms like headache etc. Before it. Why this is happened? I took treatment in two hospitals. All the reports are normal. Doctor suggested to take tablets eptoin 100 mg twice a daily upto lifetime. Is it have any side effects?

DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Rajkot
I have the problem of fits (epilepsy) since 2008. It happens one or two times in a year. As it gives no symptoms like...
In epilepsy, your reports can be normal when it is called idiopathic epilepsy. Lf the seizures are not controlled with eptoin you require increase in dose or change in medicines. The side effects of eptoin are giddiness, hair growth, sedation, tremors, bone loss due to vit d def, anemia, etc.
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65 year old hypertensive and diabetic female with T wave inversion V1 to V6 on ECG. ECHO and TMT done to evaluate further which was reported to be normal. 6 months back ECG did not have these changes. What could be the cause for these changes.

MBBS, DMRD, MD - Radio Diagnosis, FIIM(Ayurved), D.SC, Post Doctoral Fellowship of Institute of Indian Medicine, Ph.D
Non-Invasive Conservative Cardiac Care Specialist, Ahmednagar
65 year old hypertensive and diabetic female with T wave inversion V1 to V6 on ECG. ECHO and TMT done to evaluate fur...
Dear This could be early changes of heart blood supply insufficiency. Please get a Stress thallium myocardial scan done to rule out heart problem. Known cases of diabetes and BP are at high risk for such conditions.
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My heart beat function below 72 that is 62. I am also bp patient. Pls tell me any problem.

Certificate in Basic Course on Diabetes Management, CCEBDM Certificate in Diabetes, MBBS
General Physician, Pune
My heart beat function below 72 that is 62. I am also bp patient. Pls tell me any problem.
Try to find out from your doctor whether BP tablets you are taking is cause. Change may be necessary. Otherwise go for a check up by a Consulting Physician to find out exact cause and if any steps are to be taken Anyway paulse rate is not too low.
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My father have heart problem for the past 4 years what to eat to improve heart health?

Certificate in Laparoscopic and Thoracoscopic Surgery, Fellowship in Paediatric cardiac Surgery, M. Ch. (CVTS), MS, MBBS
Cardiologist, Calicut
My father have heart problem for the past 4 years what to eat to improve heart health?
I am sure overall change in lifestyle and diet will be advised by your cardiologist based on your cultural requirements.
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Guidance for CAD, Heart Patients undergoing CABG

MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Guidance for CAD, Heart Patients undergoing CABG

What is CABG?

CABG or Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting is a surgery done to improve blood flow to the heart. In most instances there is a fatty plaque (CAD or Coronary Artery Disease) in the vessels of heart which reduces the blood flow required for normal function. The plaque may grow or harden with time and reduces oxygen-rich blood reaching the heart. Lowering of the amount of oxygen reaching the heart may result in Chest Pain - called Angina. The plaque may even rupture and form clots on its surface. The clot formed may mostly or even completely block the blood flow - leading to Heart Attack or Myocardial Infarction.

In CABG, a normal vein or artery from the patient's body is connected to the blocked coronary artery. Thereby bypassing the obstructing plaque and creates a new path along which blood can now reach the heart.

What are other options for Treatment of CAD?

Other than CABG options for treatment of CAD include - Lifestyle changes, Medications, PCI or Balloon Angioplasty.

PCI is a nonsurgical option where the blocked artery can be opened and generally a stent is placed at the point of blockage to keep the blood flowing.

Goals of CABG

CABG is done to achieve the following

1. Reduce the symptoms (Chest Pain, Breathlessness etc)
2. Improve quality of Life and helps to resume a more active Lifestyle
3. Improved pumping action of the heart
4. Reduce chances of Heart Attack
5. Improve chances of survival

Who needs CABG?

CABG is a surgical treatment for CAD.

Your doctor may recommend CABG if other treatments have not worked or he judges it good in his clinical opinion.

Decision will be based on factors such as -

1. Severity, Location and number of blockages
2. Response to other treatments
3. Your quality of Life and severity of symptoms
4. Other Medical conditions that you might have
5. Your Age and Medical History

Medical Tests that may be required to determine the need are -

1. ECG
2. Echocardiography
3. Coronary Angiography

THE SURGERY

Outlook


CABG is a relatively safe Surgery. The safety of the procedure will depend on your age, existing heart function, and experience of the Doctor.

What to expect before

You will need to undergo a few tests to prepare you for CABG such as - Blood tests, Chest X-Ray, ECG, Echocardiography or maybe Coronary Angiography. Doctors that perform CABG are Cardiothoracic Surgeons.

Things to ask your Doctor at this Stage -

1. What you can eat or drink
2. What activities are you allowed to do (e.g. smoking)
3. What medicines to take (Share all the medicines that you are taking for any other conditions)
4. As the outlook for surgery is heavily dependent on the number of procedures a Doctor has performed - it will be a good idea to get information about his clinical experience.

If you have already undergone all the tests - surgery may be done on the same or a day after the admission.

What to expect after

You will require admission into ICU typically for 1 or 2 days, to monitor your progress better after the surgery. You will be given oxygen therapy while hospitalized. You may also be asked to wear Compression Stockings while your movement is limited.

After you leave ICU you will require admission in the hospital for about 4 - 6 days.

Recovery at Home

Things to ask your doctor before leaving the hospital.

1. How to care for incision wounds and stitches.
2. How to identify signs of infection
3. How to identify conditions for which you need to call the Doctor right away.
4. When to make follow-up appointments

Common side effects of CABG wear off within 4 - 6 weeks but may include.

1. Discomfort in area from where the vein was taken
2. Itching and swelling at incision wounds
3. Fatigue, Loss of Sleep, Loss of Appetite
4. Constipation

Full recovery from CABG takes 6 - 12 weeks.

Your doctor will advise you when you can resume specific activities. If your work is not too demanding physically, it is common to return to work after 6 weeks. You can resume sexual activities after 4 weeks and drive after 4 - 8 weeks.

Ongoing Care

At you follow up visits you will require to undergo tests such as ECG, Echocardiography etc. to see how much your heart has improved. CABG is not a cure for CAD. A complete Treatment will always involve Lifestyle changes, Reducing weight, Medications, and Cardiac Rehabilitation Exercises. Your doctor will prepare a treatment plan for you including these things. Be sure to pay attention to them as religiously as your Surgery.

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Dear Sir, Some one refer use coconut oil for food and cooking does it helps to reduce weight. Its true or not. And it helps for sugar patient and high blood pressure patients.

fellowship in diabetes, Professional Training in Mind Body Medicine, MS, MBBS
Bariatrician, Ahmedabad
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Some one refer use coconut oil for food and cooking does it helps to reduce weight. Its true or not. And it...
Use of coconut oil is certainly good for fat loss in many people. But making such single change in your diet is not the effective way to tackling weight issue. Most people who are fat are made to feel that it is because you lack will power, you are lethargic and a weak person. But that is definitely not true. It is your your hormones which have made you fat and keeping you fat. Unless we make correct diagnosis and and create a diet and lifestyle plan to correct that hormonal abnormalities you will not be able to lose weight for long term. Avoid all junk food and all sweet food. Low fat diet does not work for majority of people. Eat wholesome nutritious food full of fibers, good quality fat like ghee and coconut etc. Don't focus on calories but on nutritional density and diversity. Simultaneously working on exercise and diet will surely help. Best rate to lose weight is 1/2 kg per week. If that happens, it is least likely to go high again in future. You do not have to do rigorous exercise to lose weight but start with something small. Let us say 8 minute workout. Pick one which you like and can do. Trying to lose weight in very short time will need some form of crash diet. Even if you lose weight doing this kind of crash diet, you will get it all back within no time and all the gain will be mainly fat. Not good for your health. Be gentle and patient with yourself. Demonstrate commitment in your persistent efforts. Make comprehensive change in diet, exercise, sleep and stress in your routine. This is called lifestyle medicine. If you can not do it on your own, find some lifestyle medicine expert who can help you in this over extended period of time.
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In my lab report I got my urea, serum is 14mg/DL, creatinine serum is 0.72, SGOT is 25, SGPT is 38. Total Cholesterol is 256, triglycerides is 167, hdl is 50, ldl is 170, vldl is 36, non hdl Cholesterol is 206. Doctor has advised to take fibrovas OD. Kindly advise whether it is safe to safe to take or not.

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Ayurveda, Ambala
In my lab report I got my urea, serum is 14mg/DL, creatinine serum is 0.72, SGOT is 25, SGPT is 38. Total Cholesterol...
Dear, the medicine that prescribed by your doctor is safe only if you take it under the doctor guidance. You can take it & it can be stopped after your blood reports will be normal.
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What are the symptoms of heart attack? My dada ji expired 2 days ago but we could not find the reason of his death. He was lying on the floor and when we turned him back, he had an injury on forehead and he was bleeding. We could not see him, when did he fell. Please tell me. Please help me on this.

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General Physician, Mumbai
What are the symptoms of heart attack? My dada ji expired 2 days ago but we could not find the reason of his death. H...
Left side chest pain with pain radiating to the left arm with irregular heartbeat and sweating are typical symptom of heart attack
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I had Vitamin D3 tested. It is 12.7. How much vitamin D3 supplement should be taken to normalise the deficiency? Taking medicines for LDL cholesterol, (Total Cholesterol is 197, uric acid and I have fatty liver Grade I.

PG Diploma in Nutrition & Diabeties, M.Sc. Food & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Ghaziabad
I had Vitamin D3 tested. It is 12.7. How much vitamin D3 supplement should be taken to normalise the deficiency? Taki...
You start taking cholcalciferol sachet with milk once every week for 8 weeks, as well do some physical exercise and take sun bathe.
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Sir, I am getting pain in my left chest very often, and it lasts within a minute what is the possible cause for it, I have doubt regarding my weight (height 180cm and weight 75 kg) please give me some advice regarding this.

MD, MBBS
General Physician, Bangalore
Sir,
I am getting pain in my left chest very often, and it lasts within a minute what is the possible cause for it, I...
You should not neglect left side chest pain you should consult a physician to rule out any cardiac problem.
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I am 60 years old. I have no Sugar and Blood Pressure. For a recent days I feel my hearing capacity appears to be low. What are the remedial steps to regain normal hearing capacity.

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Homeopath, Vellore
I am 60 years old. I have no Sugar and Blood Pressure. For a recent days I feel my hearing capacity appears to be low...
Dear lybrate user happy to hear that your free from dm and bp. The hearing problem may be due to advancing of age. Consult the near by ent specialist immediately. Avoid hearing very loud noise avoid wearing any type of headphones avoid installing water or oil as granny treatment. Thank you have a healthy life through homeopathy
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I am 29, I am gaining too much weight, I also do hard exercise, go for a walk as well. Some times I can not leave the bed early due to low blood pressure. What should I do.

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Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chandigarh
I am 29, I am gaining too much weight, I also do hard exercise, go for a walk as well. Some times I can not leave the...
Hi, try having warm lemon water with honey every morning. Below tips could help you start your weight-loss journey. 1. Never eat a snack out of a carton or a cover. Always use a cup or a plate to so you know how much you are eating. 2. Have at least one bright colored fruit and one bright colored vegetable a day 3. Take a small snack box to office with almonds, walnuts and other dry fruits to satisfy your cravings 4. Try to have your dinner by 8 so that you are not too hungry and also make healthy choices at dinner. 5. People who eat breakfast have a better success rate at losing weight. 6. Beware of zero trans fat and fat free foods as you might end up eating high sugar and carb containing foods. 7. People who are emotional eaters learn to identify the emotion that makes you eat unhealthy food and try diverting your mind to something else you love 8. If your plates are too big trade them off for a 9 inch plates 9. Replace your weighing scale with a tape measure. 10. Share your weight-loss journey with a family member or friend so that you are accountable to each other. 11. Green tea at least once a day will help you boost your metabolism 12. Sleep helps in repair and regulating your hormones. Sleep atleast 8 hours in a day. 13. Have fruits at least twice a day.
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How to control blood pressure?

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist,
How to control blood pressure?
Dietary and other lifestyle changes can help you control and prevent high blood pressure. Eating a diet that is rich in whole grains, fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy products and skimps on saturated fat and cholesterol can lower your blood pressure by up to 14 mm hg. This eating plan is known as the dietary approaches to stop hypertension (dash) diet. Get plenty of potassium, which can help prevent and control high blood pressure. Eat less saturated fat and total fat. If you're overweight, losing even 3 kgs can lower your blood pressure. Strive for at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day. I being a both a registered dietitian (rd) and doctor have been successfully helping patients with their problems through a holistic approach using customized therapeutic diet and medications. I will also suggest home remedies. Do reply back for private consultation for rx.
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I am having continuous feet pain problems which I developed recently mostly in heal area, I am on high blood pressure medication for the past 3 to 4 years, I feel this is caused by my medication, I am overweight as well.

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Homeopath,
I am having continuous feet pain problems which I developed recently mostly in heal area, I am on high blood pressure...
Dear lybrate user, you may be suffering from high uric acid level in your blood. To confirm you should conduct a blood test for uric acid. Protein is one of the most vital nutritional substances which are required for human body. Almost every high protein diet contains purine. This purine produces uric acid on oxidation. Excess uric acid is accumulated at the joints of human beings as urate salts. This accumulation of urate salts lead to pain & swelling of those affected joints & this condition is clinically known as gout. You should avoid high protein rich diet like mutton, chicken, beef, eggs, sea fish, spinach, garden pea, tomato, lentils etc. Also you need to take homoeopathic mother tincture urtica urens q, 30 drops, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water. This medicine will help to dissolve the accumulated excess urate salts from the joints.
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I am male -30 years old. I have mild pain in left chest area from 2 days. And there is little pain in the left arm too. I have MV prolapse condition. The lower chest area is little swollen.

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General Physician, Mumbai
I am male -30 years old. I have mild pain in left chest area from 2 days. And there is little pain in the left arm to...
Get your vital parameters of the body checked from a nearby doctor and follow up with findings and get an ECG done as early as possible
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