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Dr. Bhaktavatsalam

MBBS, MD - General Medicine

Cardiologist, Bangalore

35 Years Experience  ·  250 at clinic
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Dr. Bhaktavatsalam MBBS, MD - General Medicine Cardiologist, Bangalore
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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
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Dr. Bhaktavatsalam is a trusted Cardiologist in Shivaji Nagar, Bangalore. He has been a practicing Cardiologist for 35 years. He studied and completed MBBS, MD - General Medicine . You can consult Dr. Bhaktavatsalam at Supriyaa Clinic in Shivaji Nagar, Bangalore. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Bhaktavatsalam on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - SV Medical College, - 1983
MD - General Medicine - JN Medical College, Belgaum, - 1985
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#27, Muthyalamma Koil Street, Seppings Road Cross, Shivajinagar. Landmark: Mutyalamma TempleBangalore Get Directions
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Hi sir this is kumar I tested for hiv at 13 months by tridot test the result is negative but frequent throat infection.

MBBS, DDV, FCPS, APEX, Diplomat American Board of Sexology
HIV Specialist, Mumbai
Hi sir this is kumar I tested for hiv at 13 months by tridot test the result is negative but frequent throat infection.
That can be due to seasonal variations, viral infection, not due to HIV. Just consult your practitioner, but do not ask him/her any HIV related question, else they will be misguided and put you in vicious circle.
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I am 21 years old and smoking till 5 year I want to quit smoking and having slight of pain in the upper chest part of lungs and also some headache and loss of memory problem please suggest me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 21 years old and smoking till 5 year I want to quit smoking and having slight of pain in the upper chest part of...
You have to stop smoking. These are all signs of developing problems primarily due to tobacco use. To quit do the following: When quitting, you must take one day at a time. If you look too far ahead you will get discouraged and will give up. If you sit and count the number of days you have given up, that will also focus too much on achievement. You must focus on the here and now, on that day to be precise. After all quitting is not that easy due to many factors. So even if you fail one day, you must try and try again. Very few people succeed in their first attempt. Your persistence will eventually pay off. The urge to discontinue is hampered by many factors but the worst of them is the conditioning. In fact these conditions can exist all through the day unlike other addictions. But your desire to want to stop is the most important factor. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms you about continuing in the habit. The information is really scary but true and you must remind yourself about this every day. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine chewing gum or nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces, substantially. You may also join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i.e. at least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here’s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world – you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest.
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Is it risky if you forget to take you BP medicine? And can thy be taken in the evening?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Zirakpur
Is it risky if you forget to take you BP medicine? And can thy be taken in the evening?
Yes it's risky. But take as soon as you remember. However we have successful management of slowly introducing pure herbals for HTN and after initial adjustments of two months, regime is fixed and periodically reviewed to leave chemical drugs for ever.
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I am suffering from heart burn and chest pain, fartand chest tightness from last two month I have taken omeprazole, pantaprozol, and take ecg was normal.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I am suffering from heart burn and chest pain, fartand chest tightness from last two month I have taken omeprazole, p...
Hello, you can take homoeopathic medicine Nat Phos 6X ( 3 tabs) thrice a day for a week and revert. *If overweight, loose weight. *Make a habit of 8-10 glasses of water daily. *Avoid fried and spicy food. *Include fruits, raw vegetables and fresh vegetable juices in your diet.
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If someone has suddenly got pain in his heart at the age of 65+ and it is a night time and there is no hospital or doctor in nearby location. Can you tell me what is the neccesary steps one should take immediate?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Have the person sit down, rest, and try to keep calm. Loosen any tight clothing. Ask if the person takes any chest pain medication, such as nitroglycerin, for a known heart condition, and help them take it. If the pain does not go away promptly with rest or within 3 minutes of taking nitroglycerin, call for emergency medical help. If the person is unconscious and unresponsive, call 911 (or your local emergency number), then begin cpr.
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Sir, Low EF of 30%, he had angioplasty done 2 years back. What should be done? Please advise.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Sir, Low EF of 30%, he had angioplasty done 2 years back. What should be done? Please advise.
Please get checked by your doctor and do tell us about associated symptoms and medicines most probably a pace maker needs to be fitted and with new technology , there are pacemakers as tiny as a capsule, fitted like angioplasty operation. good luck.
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My blood pressure is 137/85 right after a 5 km walk and jogging. Would it be considered normal or not?

BHMS
Homeopath, Secunderabad
My blood pressure is 137/85 right after a 5 km walk and jogging. Would it be considered normal or not?
You need to keep monitoring it on a regular basis at different times and check after resting for 10 mins. See the trend. Now a days it's considered normal ( ideal ) if it ranges from 110/70 to 120/80 mm hg. One cannot judge high or low by taking a single reading. Please focus on a healthy lifestyle ( healhty and balanced diet and daily exercise ) which will help you to keep the BP within normal range. If it goes 130/90 mm hg more often then you need to become alert and restrict salt intake and all junk food and packeged food ( as they contain lot of salt and preservatives ).
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Sir, I am suffering from high blood pressure and sugar. Please suggest me. To protect myself.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Sir,
I am suffering from high blood pressure and sugar.
Please suggest me.
To protect myself.
Perweenji, I am sure you must be on treatment for both these conditions. If yes please give following details : BP reading, Fasting and PP sugar levels, HbA1c%, drugs being taken with dosage, your weight & height, dietary pattern and extent of daily exercise. It is better if you come in a private conversation with all those details I will be able to give specific suggestions. In this communication we are supposed to give only general guidelines like : Take a restricted diet that gives exact calories based on ideal body weight, sugar levels and extent of exercise. Exercise daily for 1 hour, brisk walking is a best option. Reduce salt intake to about 2.3 g / day. Consume more of green leafy vegetables and salads. Avoid tobacco in any form and also alcohol.
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Does patient taking itraconazole develop high blood pressure and on finding he is suffering from high blood pressure prescribed with amlopres AT.

MBBS, Dip.Cardiology, Fellowship in Clinical Cardiology(FICC), Fellowship in Echocardiology
Cardiologist, Ghaziabad
Does patient taking itraconazole develop high blood pressure and on finding he is suffering from high blood pressure ...
Firstly Don't worry. Blood pressure Keeps fluctuating in everyone depending upon our physical & psychological stress levels.(BP sabh mein upar neeche hote rehta hai. Stress mein jyada aur rest mein Kam hota hai ).   you need to take a digital BP machine & keep a BP record (Digital BP machine le lo.(see my video on how to use it properly. Aur khud ka BP check karo.   .check it daily for at least one week & Every time you need to measure BP twice or thrice with a gap of 15 mins rest & note down the lowest reading. We need to know how low your blood pressure can go by just resting. If your blood pressure does not become normal by resting then you will need for the revaluation and medication. (Har 15 -15 min k Baad. Aur note karo BP aaram karne se kamm hota hai ya nhi. Ager aaram karne se BP normal ho jata hai to apko BP ki bimari nhi hai. Sirf stress hai. Aur.jinka BP continuously lagatar high rehta hai unko dawa chalu karne ya badhane aur tests ki jaroorat Hoti hai.) You need to first understand few things about blood pressure. Normal range of blood pressure is between 90/60 to 140/90 & blood pressure keeps fluctuating in every one. In stress it rises & while resting it decreases. If it is constantly higher then 140/90 & does not decrease by resting it's then called hypertension.  Many factors can affect blood pressure, including: 1) The amount of water and salt you have in your body 2) The condition of your kidneys, nervous system, or blood vessels 3) Your hormone levels 4) your lifestyle - smoking, drinking, exercise  Stress, less sleep, smoking, alcohol, overweight, heart, kidney problems, lack of physical exercise. All of these can cause High blood pressure. You are more likely to be told your blood pressure is too high as you get older. This is because your blood vessels become stiffer as you age. When that happens, your blood pressure goes up.  Highblood pressure increases your chance of having a stroke, heart attack, heart failure, kidney disease, or early death. So my advice to you would be 1) Basic tests should be one to rule out cardiac / kidney issues & find if there is any treatable cause of High blood pressure 2) unless any recent evaluation has been done I would advice these test ECG ECHO Lipid Profile TSH KFT  Renal doppler Fundoscopy Vit D Vit B12 Get back to me with a detailed history and  old / new records For Now Keep taking the same medicines which you are taking (if you are taking ).plus Start lifestyle changes & diet changes Emphasizes vegetables, fruits, and fat-free or low-fat dairy products. Includes whole grains, fish, poultry, beans, seeds, nuts, and vegetable oils. Limits sodium, sweets, sugary beverages, and red meats. Along with this, other lifestyle changes can help lower your blood pressure. They include staying at a healthy weight, exercising, and not smoking.
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