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Dr. Devananda Nijagal Shivanna

Cardiologist, Bangalore

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Dr. Devananda Nijagal Shivanna is a renowned Cardiologist in HAL, Bangalore. He is currently associated with Wockhardt Hospitals in HAL, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Devananda Nijagal Shivanna and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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I am suffering from high blood pressure from last one month. Please help me to control my blood pressure.

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I am suffering from high blood pressure from last one month. Please help me to control my blood pressure.
Lybrate-user, start with a salt and calorie restricted diet. Do moderate activities for at least 30 minutes per day. Avoid junk food and excessive caffeinated /alcoholic drinks. Monitor your blood pressure on a daily basis. Also do tests for thyroid, sugar and cholesterol. Report back if blood pressure remains on the higher side.

I am 54 year old female, I feel light pain in my chest. What it could be ?

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I am 54 year old female, I feel light pain in my chest. What it could be ?
Hi. You have pain in your chest, my question to you is. 1. How long it is paining. 2) nature of pain. Like stabbing pain. Pin point pain. Dull pain. Squeezing pain. 3) your lifestyle. Drinking. Smoking. 4) does your pain radiate to your arms. Or its just localised. Past history of similar episodes, family history

There is a weird problem in my chest. When ever I bend down or do some work. It feels like a muscle pain. Can you tell me what that might be?

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There is a weird problem in my chest.
When ever I bend down or do some work.
It feels like a muscle pain. Can you tel...
Local application of Volini gel 1% twice a day for 2-3 day Consult Physician/me for Further Management

I am 30 years old, my serious problem is my chest muscles became very tight and like a something is stuck in the chest while breathing in the middle of the chest. Sometimes also getting shortness of breathing problem. I consult doctor they inform me to do ECG and urine test & I done both tests, report came normal. Doctor informed me no problem. After that doctor told me because of gastric it will happened. And they given me tablet pantdec 20mg for 5 days and I completed the course. Even though also am feeling like a uncomfortable something is stuck while breathing time. And also getting lot of burp in the body before and after eating food. And one more issues in my stomach will be upset suddenly I am not able to go motion properly. And I am feeling like a something is running in my stomach like. When I am going to motion it will be very hard I should put pressure to came out. I request you to please suggest me any good tablets & perception to solve my problem.

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I am 30 years old, my serious problem is my chest muscles became very tight and like a something is stuck in the ches...
Dear lybrate-user the stuck problem in the chest if nothing is found on ecg may be due to gastric complaint but at functional level and also the feeling of something running in stomach. All these kind of complaints are stress oriented. So a deep study of your mental and physical make up along with attitude to prescribe a right homoeopathic medicine will solve the problem for ever.

I am 39 year old male.Ht 170 wt 82. Taking medicines for cholesterol and hypertension (under control). I qm having piles (~ for past one month). what would be the tratment options for me.

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Tab .Daflon 500mg daily two for one month,avoid constipation,take plenty of oral fluids,soft diet,avoid junk foods alcohol ( if) + spicy food

I am 55 years old. So. I facing the problem of my cholesterol how can I clear this problem. Immidiately. Please advice me.

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I am 55 years old. So. I facing the problem of my cholesterol how can I clear this problem. Immidiately. Please advic...
High triglycerides and cholesterol can cause atherosclerotic heart disease or narrowed coronary arteries in the heart can cause the symptoms of angina, when theheart muscle is not provided with enough oxygen to function. Decreased blood supply to the brain may be due to narrowed small arteries in the brain or because the larger carotidarteries in the neck may become blocked. This can result in a transient ischmic attack or stroke. Peripheral artery disease describes gradual narrowing of the arteries that supply the legs. During exercise , if the legs do not get enough blood supply, they can develop pain , called claudication . Other arteries in the body may also be affected by plaque buildup causing them to narrow, including the mesenteric arteries to the intestine and the renal arteries to the kidney. Change life style .do meditation,yoga, Go walk daily, do any one physically activity daily i.e.play any game., Avoid fast foods,oily foods,junk foods,alcohol,smoking,fatty foods, non-veg.,avoid stress,take plenty of water in day time. And 1 glass of water before bed at night. use flax oil, omega-3 fatty meal or cap., take .green veg., whole grain. Garlic,. Cod liver oil. Take anti cholesterol medicines . Cap. Ecosprin gold-10 at night daily.

Due to some family issue, I am very depressed now days, my skin is getting very dark n I am having hair loss problem. With having breathing problem and low blood pressure. Kindly help me.

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Due to some family issue, I am very depressed now days, my skin is getting very dark n I am having hair loss problem....
I will suggest you to eat nutritious home made food with adequate fluid intake and take physical rest.

What precaution should we do for low blood pressure?

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take salt in your vegetables and dal everyday. Hemole sy 2 spoon in morn and 2 spoon in night. Feedback to me. After meals.

Hi. My name is dharm. I am 20 years old. My chest is paining like hell from about 2 months. Sometimes its pains towards the heart side. I do not know what should I do. Sometimes there are red spots on my inside side of mouth its lije red patches. Although it goes immediately within 5 days. Pls help me out what should I do.

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Hi. My name is dharm. I am 20 years old. My chest is paining like hell from about 2 months. Sometimes its pains towar...
Little red spots inside your mouth are not connected to chest pain. they can be due to local infection , applly lotion clotrimasole on them, regarding your chest pain , you are only 20 and pain on chest can be due to local factors , lungs but everyone at your age gets worried due to a heart disease , write again the details of your symptoms so that you can be helped.

I am suffering ftom cholesterol. Trygliricic is very high. It is around 234. please tell what to do?

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I am suffering ftom cholesterol. Trygliricic is very high. It is around 234. please tell what to do?
Avoid starch intake like sweets, potato, rice, root vegetables and other food items which increase your triglycerides level and then check your lipid.

I'm 50 years old and had a mild heart attack 15 days back and treated by angioplasty. Actually I had two blocks one 100%and the other 80%. The 100 %block got cured naturally by itself. (automatic bypass). Now the 80% was treated by angioplasty. Now i'm perfectly normal. Should I avoid smoking completely or can I have 2 cigarettes a day. Will it affect the stent?

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I'm 50 years old and had a mild heart attack 15 days back and treated by angioplasty. Actually I had two blocks one 1...
It is a statistically proven fact that smokers and other tobacco users are more likely to develop disease, suffer miserably later in life and die earlier than are people who dont use tobacco. I have experience in successfully making people quit smoking through a customized smoking cessation program which includes counseling medications and support do reply back for medication prescriptions. Being also a general physician and registered dietitian, I prescribe both evidence based herbal as well as allopathic medicines complementing with dietary guidelines and home remedies carefully personalized for each individual patient.

I am 24 year old female ,I had left hand ache pain while sleeping on night I wake up, I sweat like after jogging ,I google about this ,that shows heart attack chances. I am very much feared. What to do? What be the real problem? please help me.

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I am 24 year old female ,I had left hand ache pain while sleeping on night I wake up, I sweat like after jogging ,I g...
Sweating after jogging is normal. If worried about heart get checked and have proofs. Do not go by hearsay of google which is generalized. Get ecg & halter check up done, blood tests for cbc, sugar & total lipid profile. If reports are normal, carry on with your life otherwise do get back here on forum.

My daughter, 26 year old. Hemoglobin low, blood pressure low. She was very prompt and active before. But now a days she has interest in nothing. Can not remember anything and does not feel to talk to any body. She is telling that she will get mad. Will you please advise her what to do and what will be her diet. Or any other process to follow. Please help. Thank you sir.

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Hi. Wld have been interested in knowing Hb levels. Anyways from your description. Things seem pretty much serious. Pls seek professional help sooner rather than later. Rgds.

My husband have bp and sugar aged about 42 what precautions should to follow please guide me.

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My husband have bp and sugar aged about 42 what precautions should to follow please guide me.
Reduce salt intake, avoid sugar and take high fibre and low calorie diet. Exercise daily for at least 30 minutes.

13 Ways to Lower Blood Pressure

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13 ways to lower blood pressure:

1. Go for power walks

Hypertensive patients who went for fitness walks at a brisk pace lowered pressure by almost 8 mmhg over 6 mmhg. Exercise helps the heart use oxygen more efficiently, so it doesn't work as hard to pump blood. Get a vigorous cardio workout of at least 30 minutes on most days of the week. Try increasing speed or distance so you keep challenging your ticker.


2. Breathe deeply

Slow breathing and meditative practices such as qigong, yoga, and tai chi decrease stress hormones, which elevate renin, a kidney enzyme that raises blood pressure. Try 5 minutes in the morning and at night. Inhale deeply and expand your belly. Exhale and release all of your tension. (try these stress-busting yoga poses to relieve tension and check out this gorgeous yoga mat to complement your practice.)

3. Pick potatoes

Loading up on potassium-rich fruits and vegetables is an important part of any blood pressure-lowering program, says Linda van horn, phd, rd, professor of preventive medicine at northwestern university feinberg school of medical. Aim for potassium levels of 2, 000 to 4, 000 mg a day, she says. Top sources of potassium-rich produce include sweet potatoes, tomatoes, orange juice, potatoes, bananas, kidney beans, peas, cantaloupe, honeydew melon, and dried fruits such as prunes and raisins.

4. Be salt smart

Certain groups of people?the elderly, african americans, and those with a family history of high blood pressure?are more likely than others to have blood pressure that's particularly salt (or sodium) sensitive. But because there's no way to tell whether any one individual is sodium sensitive, everyone should lower his sodium intake, says eva obarzanek, phd, a research nutritionist at the national heart, lung, and blood institute. How far? to 1, 500 mg daily, about half the average american intake, she says. (half a teaspoon of salt contains about 1, 200 mg of sodium.) cutting sodium means more than going easy on the saltshaker, which contributes just 15% of the sodium in the typical american diet. Watch for sodium in processed foods, obarzanek warns. That?s where most of the sodium in your diet comes from, she says. Season foods with spices, herbs, lemon, and salt-free seasoning blends. (for more ways to reduce your sodium, see 6 simple ways to lower your salt intake.)

5. Indulge in dark chocolate

Dark chocolate varieties contain flavanols that make blood vessels more elastic. In one study, 18% of patients who ate it every day saw blood pressure decrease. Have � ounce daily (make sure it contains at least 70% cocoa, like these cacao wafers).

6. Take a supplement

In a review of 12 studies, researchers found that coenzyme q10 reduced blood pressure by up to 17 mmhg over 10 mmhg. The antioxidant, required for energy production, dilates blood vessels. Ask your doctor about taking a 60 to 100 mg supplement up to 3 times a day.

7. Drink (a little) alcohol

According to a review of 15 studies, the less you drink, the lower your blood pressure will drop?to a point. A study of women at boston's brigham and women's hospital, for example, found that light drinking (defined as one-quarter to one-half a drink per day for a woman) may actually reduce blood pressure more than no drinks per day. One" drink" is 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of spirits. Other studies have also found that moderate drinking?up to one drink a day for a woman, two for a man?can lower risks of heart disease" high levels of alcohol are clearly detrimental" says obarzanek" but moderate alcohol is protective of the heart. If you are going to drink, drink moderately"


8. Switch to decaf coffee

Scientists have long debated the effects of caffeine on blood pressure. Some studies have shown no effect, but one from duke university medical center found that caffeine consumption of 500 mg?roughly three 8-ounce cups of coffee?increased blood pressure by 4 mmhg, and that effect lasted until bedtime. For reference, 8 ounces of drip coffee contain 100 to 125 mg; the same amount of tea, 50 mg; an equal quantity of cola, about 40 mg. Caffeine can raise blood pressure by tightening blood vessels and by magnifying the effects of stress, says jim lane, phd, associate research professor at duke and the lead author of the study" when you're under stress, your heart starts pumping a lot more blood, boosting blood pressure" he says" and caffeine exaggerates that effect" if you drink a lot of joe, pour more decaf to protect your ticker.

9. Take up tea

Lowering high blood pressure is as easy as one, two, tea: study participants who sipped 3 cups of a hibiscus tea daily lowered systolic blood pressure by 7 points in 6 weeks on average, say researchers from tufts university?results on par with many prescription medications. Those who received a placebo drink improved their reading by only 1 point. The phytochemicals in hibiscus are probably responsible for the large reduction in high blood pressure, say the study authors. Many herbal teas contain hibiscus; look for blends that list it near the top of the chart of ingredients?this often indicates a higher concentration per serving. (see when your tea is perfectly steeped using this elegant glass teapot with infuser.)

10. Work (a bit) less

Putting in more than 41 hours per week at the office raises your risk of hypertension by 15%, according to a university of california, irvine, study of 24, 205 california residents. Overtime makes it hard to exercise and eat healthy, says haiou yang, phd, the lead researcher. It may be difficult to clock out super early in today?s tough economic times, but try to leave at a decent hour?so you can go to the gym or cook a healthy meal?as often as possible. Set an end-of-day message on your computer as a reminder to turn it off and go home. Follow these tips to make your weekends stress-free.

11. Relax with music

Need to bring down your blood pressure a bit more than medication or lifestyle changes can do alone? the right tunes can help, according to researchers at the university of florence in italy. They asked 28 adults who were already taking hypertension pills to listen to soothing classical, celtic, or indian music for 30 minutes daily while breathing slowly. After a week, the listeners had lowered their average systolic reading by 3.2 points; a month later, readings were down 4.4 points.

12. Seek help for snoring

It's time to heed your partner's complaints and get that snoring checked out. Loud, incessant snores are one of the main symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea (osa). University of alabama researchers found that many sleep apnea sufferers also had high levels of aldosterone, a hormone that can boost blood pressure. In fact, it's estimated that half of all people with sleep apnea have high blood pressure. If you have sleep apnea, you may experience many brief yet potentially life-threatening interruptions in your breathing while you sleep. In addition to loud snoring, excessive daytime tiredness and early morning headaches are also good clues. If you have high blood pressure, ask your doctor if OSA could be behind it; treating sleep apnea may lower aldosterone levels and improve bp.


13. Jump for soy

A study from circulation: journal of the american heart association found for the first time that replacing some of the refined carbohydrates in your diet with foods high in soy or milk protein, such as low-fat dairy, can bring down systolic blood pressure if you have hypertension or prehypertension.
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My father went a heart By-Pass surgery in October 2006. He is doing well now and is 67. However, he has issues with climbing stairs even for one store and gets tired too easily. What are the medical measures he needs to carefully undertake in order to keep himself fit ? Also , is there a likelihood of another surgery 10 years after one surgery ?

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There are other effective, safe and economical non-invasive, non-surgical options like Artery Clearance Therapy (ACT) / Chelation therapy and External Counter Pulsation (ECP/EECP) for patients unfit for heart bypass surgery or angioplasty stents, where these have failed, when there is recurrence after surgery or stents get blocked again and for patients who want to avoid surgery. [Automatically added by Lybrate] Click "Consult Dr. Sukhbindar Sibia" below to consult privately with the doctor.

I feel a little pain under my right rib cage. Some time it pain and sometimes not.

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There is evidence that certain dietary supplements and vitamins can help with certain types of pain. Fish oil is often used to reduce pain associated with swelling. Topical capsaicin, derived from chili peppers, may help with arthritis, diabetic nerve pain, and other conditions. There's evidence that glucosamine can help relieve moderate to severe pain from osteoarthritis in the knee. Do reply back for private consultation. And detailed treatment plan.

I am having chest pain from the last 5 months. I am a smoker for the last 10 years. Please suggest what I need to do. Do I quit ?

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I am having chest pain from the last 5 months. I am a smoker for the last 10 years. Please suggest what I need to do....
Very bad dear you are smoker. Smoking can make you suffering with cold,(chronic obstructive lung disease), asthmatic, even to lung cancer, tuberculosis of lung, plural effusion. Please check cbc esr tec x ray chest sputum for afb and malignant cells study blood sugar crp test. Please discuss after investigations.

My father is 70 years . For last 10 years If he shout too much with some body or fell too much stress / Anxiety he felt that his heart is palpable but NO PAIN in any where in the chest . After 5-10 min it become normal. His Heart Rate is 62 and his BP is 125/70 mmHg. Will he take statin ?

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My father is 70 years . For last 10 years If he shout too much with some body or fell too much stress / Anxiety he fe...
Tips to reduce anxiety and stress 1. Sleep well and regular. Irregular sleep can have some serious consequences. It affects both our physical health and also contributes to anxiety and stress. Anxiety as such also leads to disruptions in sleep. When feeling anxious, always try to get a full 7 to 9 hours of uninterrupted sleep and it can work wonders to improve your condition. 2. Always keep smiling. Take a quick break in between your hectic work to get some laughs with your friends. Laughter can reduce depression and anxiety and has proven benefits. 3. Tidy up your living space or workspace. Keep your things clean and clutter-free. That helps us think clear and thus reducing levels of anxiety. 4. Say thank you often. Expressing your thanks for something helps reduce anxiety. 5. Eat smart. Eating more of foods which are rich in vitamin b and omega-3 fatty acids and also healthy whole grain carbs. Vitamin b contributes to good mental health. While omega 3 fatty acids help with both depression and anxiety. Whole grain foods boost serotonin and helps us remain poised. Eating high-sugar content food and processed foods can increase levels of anxiety. 6. Learn to breathe well and relax. Short, shallow breaths arise when you are tensed. So consciously breathing deeply, plus increasing the duration and depth of breathing helps relax the body and mind to a great extent. 7. Meditate. Meditation has so many positive effects on stress, mood, and anxiety. Club meditation with positive thinking to improve your general well-being and overall health. Yoga is also very effective to take off stress from the body and mind by deep relaxation and breathing techniques. 8. Chill and be silent. Reduce the noise and clutter talk that contributes to anxiety. Find time for yourself and be alone to muse upon your own matters without anyone disturbing you. 9. Worry. Yes, we can cause ourselves to freak out, but only for a certain amount of time. When something weighs heavily on your mind, or you believe something terrible is most definitely going to occur, commit to only creating that worry for 20 minutes. Think of all the possible outcomes of the scenario, figure out some game plans, and then quit thinking about it after 20 minutes go by. Have a friend call after the allotted time has passed to avoid the temptation of going over the time limit. Or schedule some of that playtime right afterward. 10. Plan for the future but do not worry about it. Make time tables and to-do lists so that you will not be worried about finishing stuff and so that you can increase your productivity. 11. Be positive. When you feel anxious, train your mind to think and feel positive and give reinforcement to yourself that you can handle any situation. This will significantly reduce your stress and anxiety symptoms. 12. Smell relaxing stuff. Go out to your garden. Smell a fresh rose. Take a deep breathe and allow the relaxation to course through your whole body. You can also use relaxing aroma therapy and use it indoors. 13. Go out and spend time with your friends and family. Spend time with your pets social support reduces anxiety and stress to such a great extent that it is almost always bearable. So next time you get on your nerves, go out with your friends, chat with them, watch a movie, spend some time watching the waves in the beach with your partner, talk to your siblings. If you have tried all these and still have problems, please consult me for prescription medication.
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