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Dr. Gopi

Cardiologist, Bangalore

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Dr. Gopi Cardiologist, Bangalore
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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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Dr. Gopi is an experienced Cardiologist in Cunningham Road, Bangalore. You can meet Dr. Gopi personally at Wockhardt Hospital & Heart Institute in Cunningham Road, Bangalore. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Gopi on Lybrate.com.

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Im a 25 years old boy when im sleeping my heart beat be normal but when I wakeup my heartbeat suddenly increased in day only.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Im a 25 years old boy when im sleeping my heart beat be normal but when I wakeup my heartbeat suddenly increased in d...
At 25 you can get basic tests for heart like ecg and halter tests plus blood pressure and blood tests done for sugar and lipids and get back here with reports. You will get more guidance from any of us here on the forum.
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I am 50 yrs old and suffering high blood pressure since three yrs. What I can do?

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I am 50 yrs old and suffering high blood pressure since three yrs. What I can do?
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. Plenty of fluids orally. I suggest brisk walking for 40 mins, 5 days a week. Remain stress free as much as possible. Take your medicines regularly.
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What Happens When the Electrical Activity of Your Heart Changes?

Sr. Fellowship in Electrophysiology & Pacing, M.R.C.P.(U.K.), DM - Cardiology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS
Cardiologist, Delhi
What Happens When the Electrical Activity of Your Heart Changes?

The heart's electrical conduction system plays a very important role in cardiovascular functioning. Also known as the atrioventricular (AV) conduction system, it regulates and controls the timing of the heartbeat.

How does the heart's electrical conduction system work?

There is a collection of electrical cells in the upper right atrium of the heart known as the sinoatrial (SA) node which acts as a natural pacemaker and generates electrical signals. These signals travel through specialized electrical pathways and stimulate the muscular walls of the heart to contract in a rhythmic manner. This gives rise to the heartbeat that pulses at a specific frequency every minute.

What is the effect of fluctuations in electrical activity on the heart?

The standard heart rate in human being ranges from 60 to 100 beats per minute. It slows down when a person sleeps and speeds up when one experiences physical or emotional heightening. These fluctuations are triggered by the brain or other systems of the body and signal the SA node to generate charges more rapidly or slowly. This leads to spikes and drops in the heart rate, depending on the nature of the situation.

What happens when there is dysfunction in the heart's electrical activity?

When the heart's electrical conduction system does not function properly, it leads to the occurrence of a condition known as arrhythmia or abnormal heart rhythm. This happens when electrical impulses are generated in an irregular manner and causes tachycardia (rapid heartbeats) or bradycardia (slow heartbeats) which takes place in jarring infrequent tempos.

What causes fluctuations in the heart's electrical activity?

There are various kinds of triggers that cause the heart rate to fluctuate. The exact nature of fluctuation also depends on the type of trigger. A few everyday examples of these causes are as follows:

  • Exercise and strenuous physical activity increases electrical activity as the heart is required to beat faster so as to increase the supply of blood and oxygen to the muscles.
  • Sleep and rest reduce heart rate as the body is not needed to exert itself.
  • Release of adrenaline into the bloodstream causes the heart rate to spike up.

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7 Simple Ways To Naturally Lower High Blood Pressure

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
7 Simple Ways To Naturally Lower High Blood Pressure

In the our community, high blood pressure (HBP), also known as hypertension, is a common health condition to say the least. In fact, more than 40 percent of population have HBP, according to the American Heart Association. Whether it?s a close relative or friend, there?s a good chance that you know someone with HBP. Unfortunately, it?s considered the norm, but it doesn?t have to be that way at all.
Higher rates of obesity and diabetes and plain ole genetics put African Americans at a higher risk for HBP. Not to be taken lightly, HBP that?s left untreated can lead to a stroke. If you take medication to help control your blood pressure, then by all means, continue following your doctor?s orders, but perhaps ? just perhaps ? the best medicine is a new, healthy lifestyle. The following suggestions can not only lower your blood pressure but reduce your need for medication. Keep reading to find out what they are.
1. Lose weight.
Only do so if you?re overweight or obese. Need some convincing? Essentially, the more weight you lose, the better your blood pressure. Also, if you?re already taking medication(s) to treat your HBP, losing weight will help make those medications more effective.
2. Exercise often.
We all know how chaotic life can be at times, but it?s important to squeeze in at least 30 minutes of physical activity every day or every other day. Exercising regularly can lower your blood pressure as much as 4-9 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg).
3. Change your diet.
This means avoiding salty foods, including potato chips, French fries, pretzels, lunch meat and pasta sauce. Boosting your potassium intake and eating more fresh fruits and vegetables and low-fat dairy products can lower your blood pressure by up to 14 mm Hg.
4. Reduce stress.
Don?t neglect yourself. It?s important to take a little time to relax and unwind by participating in activities that you truly enjoy, whether it?s jogging, power walking, reading, listening to music or going to the movies. And whatever it is that seems to trigger stress in your life, figure out a way to eliminate or avoid those triggers as much as you possibly can. You might find it helpful to learn a few stress management techniques for when the going gets tough.
5. Eat more dark chocolate.
Dark chocolate seems to be the food that keeps on giving. Not only does it boost your energy and reduce inflammation, but did you know that just one small square a day can lower your blood pressure? This is due to the fact that dark chocolate is rich in antioxidant flavonoids. Now, that?s sweet!
6. Avoid alcohol and tobacco.
We?re not saying that you have to completely swear off drinking because after all, what is a good party, vacay or get-together with friends without an ice, cold pi�a colada? Try to keep your alcohol consumption to no more than one glass per day.
As for smoking, besides lung cancer, COPD, heart disease, infertility and the other dangers of smoking, tobacco products can raise your blood pressure. Although difficult at first, quitting certainly has its health benefits and pays off in the long run.
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I am suffering dry cough to the last week. I have pain in chest. Can you suggest what I do.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am suffering dry cough to the last week. I have pain in chest. Can you suggest what I do.
Dear lybrateuser, - Avoid cold fluids, have more of warm fluids, water, tea, coffee, soup - mix 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric powder in a cup of warm milk& have 2-3 times a day - do steam inhalation twice a day - take syrup Chericof, 2 teaspoonful three times a day after meals - avoid exposure to cold weather, dust, also avoid spicy, fried & sour foods - do warm salt water gargles three times a day.
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I am 65 years old I am suffering from varicose veins in left foot also neuropathy for that I taken pregab75 one daily night, still i am suffering burning sensation in both feet i am not diabetic only having bp for that I am taking lose-h & ecosprin gold 20 in morning for burning sensation what treatment I should take?

MD-Ayurveda, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Ahmednagar
I am 65 years old I am suffering from varicose veins in left foot also neuropathy for that I taken pregab75 one daily...
For burning sensation n neuropathy our herbal medicine works very effectively; as its age related problem. Due to old age you r also suffering from blood pressure; our herbs also helps to keep your vessels clean to avoid blockage in vessels through which you will stay away from paralysis or heart attack; so you may go for our herbs. Varicose veins cannot be treated effectively by any pathy so don't try to treat them as it may harm your body. Just do pranayam n few yogasanas if possible; consult with me for more details.
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I am 40 years old man and I have two stent in my heart in June'2015. What should I eat, drink etc.

MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I am 40 years old man and I have two stent in my heart in June'2015. What should I eat, drink etc.
First don't ever miss or stop your medicine have plenty of water don't eat anything heavy which is difficult to digest relax and enjoy life.
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I am 24 year old boy. My left chest is paining constant. Nd persistent cough since one month. What causes it?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am 24 year old boy. My left chest is paining constant. Nd persistent cough since one month. What causes it?
1. Do a complete blood examination like cbc, esr, mantoux test, x ray chest, sputum examination for afb (3 samples) 2. Consult chest physician with report. 3 do warm saline gurgling 3-4 times daily 4. Avoid smoking if you smoke 5.
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My wife has had a stroke 3 years ago. She gets mini strokes about every 3 months, during which she goes into memory loss and her speech is distorted. About 2 days ago it happened again. This time she is unable to speak at will. She normally recovers after a few days. This is frightening. I care for her very much. Her medication is aspirin and apporosuvastatin for cholesterol. Is there a better form of treatment or medication for her condition?

PGP In Diabetologist, Fellowship in non-invasive Cardiology, MD - Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Delhi
My wife has had a stroke 3 years ago. She gets mini strokes about every 3 months, during which she goes into memory l...
Yes, this is not good. What is the reason behind her getting recurrent strokes? is she having atrial fibrillation or any other arrhythmias? there are other reasons for hypercoagulable states like antiphospholipid syndrome etc. She needs proper evaluation once the cause is known, she can be definitely treated in a better manner. But, first we have to perform necessary tests to find the etiology. Consult a good physician.
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I am 55 years facing diabetes, hair fall, skin eruptions, cholestrol little, backpain, and pain below neck, shoulders please suggest medicine.

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
I am 55 years facing diabetes, hair fall, skin eruptions, cholestrol little, backpain, and pain below neck, shoulders...
Hi thanks for your query and welcome to lybrate. I am Dr. Akshay from fortis hospital, new delhi. You have got multiple problems for which you actually need to see a general physician. For your spine pain, - to maintain proper posture while working and sleeping - if pain is more then you can take a short course of an anti-inflammatory medication which suits you - physical therapy initially under supervision of a trained physiotherapist and then to continue at home - adequate calcium & vitamin d intake if levels are low in body - ice packs can applied if your pain is acute, then hot fomentation can be done at home - analgesic spray for local application can be used and is easily available. - avoid lifting heavyweight/ acute forward bending in mornings etc in case you are having back pain. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance. You can also discuss your case and treatment plans with me in a greater detail in a private consultation.
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How can I reduce LDL cholesterol content in my body? Also how can I increase HDL cholesterol.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
How can I reduce LDL cholesterol content in my body? Also how can I increase HDL cholesterol.
Few tips on diet say no to maida items like toast, khaari ,naan ,white bread. Can drink tea but without sugar say no to Buffalo milk and can drink cows milk can eat brown bread can eat sprout's can eat green vegetables, can eat chappati ,bajra ka rotla can eat one katori of rice twice a day with dal to avoid farsan food items can eat fruits say no to coconut water.
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I am 44 yrs old and last 3 years I am suffering from high bp what I will do please tell us.

MD - Alternative Medicine
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Including this you have to take proper nutrition n vitamin to control because identified as silent killer. After study yr case in deep, we advice for non side effect remedy for you best wishes beat wishes.
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My mother has been experiencing acute chest pain on left side of heart. We visited the physician and the BP came out to be 191/125 Now the pain has reduced a lot and her BP was 125/90. Should we still continue with the BP lowering medications?

MBBS, M.S, M. Ch, F.I.A.C.S
Cardiologist, Chennai
My mother has been experiencing acute chest pain on left side of heart. We visited the physician and the BP came out ...
Yes you must continue medicines. Low salt and sugar advised. Walking exercises. Plenty of vegetables and fruits. Diabetes? keep sugar within normal limits. Ecg echo and doppler very important.
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I have diabetes over 10 years my latest hb a1c report 10. 1 abc is 243 my hdl cholestrol -direct 21 ldl cholesterol direct107, triglycerides-275 I using medicine glynese mf tab m-1, n-1. So please suggest any other medicine and what the position now in my health ?

Diploma - Diploma - OLO - Rhino-Laryngology
Acupuncturist, Indore
If u want to get rid of diabetes n all its related prob one n only acupressure will help otherwise harmful medicine is only option.
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How do I control my obesity and diabetic and blood pressure and precautions for the same.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
How do I control my obesity and diabetic and blood pressure and precautions for the same.
Following are the tips to prevent onset/or control diabetes 1-Losing Extra Weight:-The most significant thing which can make a big difference to your health is to lose your extra weight. This will not only lower your blood pressure but also helps lowering your cholesterol too. For woman: waist of 80 cm or more & for man: waist of 90 cm or more are at risk 2- Constant and regular food timings :-the timings at which you have your meals should be set fixed and at regular intervals each day. This will considerably improve your metabolic activity and helps reducing your weight. 3- Split your meals and eating in moderate amount:-Splitting your meals into 3-4 times per day (including snacks)and eating in fair and consistent amount , improves your metabolic rate as the food u take is not concentrated at one time. 4- No long Gaps and skipping of meals:-There should be no long gaps between meals. Never miss out breakfast. 5- No overeating:-Never eat in a bulk on one time .Try to have moderate amount of food each time u eat. It will help maintain your blood sugar at a healthy level and won’t let it to fluctuate. Remember to eat your food slowly, chew well. 6- Proper Exercise and work outs:-Exercise is very important and a fast way to trim down calories, extra weight and controlling glucose level. Brisk walking for 30 min. atleast five times a week is the best and easiest way of exercising. You can also try Cycling, swimming, dancing. Timings for exercise should be fixed and regular. Avoid heavy exercise. Do not eat right away after a workout . 7-constant and regular timings for medication 8-Avoid fried foods and meat: Limit fats and sweets. Rather choose a variety of foods including whole grains, fresh vegetables, salads, fruits, low fat dairy products. 9- Take high-fibre and complex carbohydrates:-like oats as they are easily broken down to basic sugars. Add whole grain foods in your diet. Avoid carbohydrates like white bread, pasta, pizza , candies, and snacks .Instead include high-fiber carbohydrates like wheat bran, flaxseed and methi seeds to your wheat flour. This will increase fibre in your diet. 10-Drink enough fluids:-Keep your body well hydrated. Drink a lot of water that will help flush the toxins off your system. 11.Fresh vegetables and fruits:- gives essential benefits as these contain a lot of vital minerals as well as nutrients .Include sprouts in the diet as they are easily digestible and a rich source of nutrients. 12- Avoid excess salt:-in form of pickles/papads etc. 1 tsp(5 gm)is sufficient for a healthy hypertensive individual. 13-Avoid alcohol consumption:-Alcohols such as beer and wine contains large amount of calories. choose sugar-free drink. 14- dairy products :-Dairy products are high on fat content such as cheese, curd, milk etc. So instead consume skimmed milk products , low fat cheese, yogurt (curd) etc. Do not have more than two cups of tea or coffee every day. Try green tea instead.
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I had a stent in 2013. I m taking 3 pills-minilip40, diplet a 75, telma am. For how long I should continue?

MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Pune
Hello, as per your medications you have hypertension (high bp) and heart disease. You are taking antihypertensive medicines and antiplatelet/anticholesterol medicines. For now you need to continue with these medications throught your life. Antihypertensive medicines may subject to change as per your blood pressure. Start homoeopathy along with above medicines for better results. Thank you.
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I'm 68 yrs male, height: 5' 4, weight: ~75kg, taking medicine (one tab telma40) for hypertension for the last 10 yrs or so (amlopres 5 was added for the last 4-5 yrs). Bp used to be in the vicinity of 140/85 (with above medication). Since a month or so, my bp shot up to: 160-175/90-105 (on an average). I an feel little heaviness in my head and eyes. What should I do? pleas advise.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I'm 68 yrs male, height: 5' 4, weight: ~75kg, taking medicine (one tab telma40) for hypertension for the last 10 yrs ...
High 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. Avoid fast foods,oily foods,junk foods,alcohol,smoking,fatty foods, non-veg.,avoid stress, take green veg., whole grain.garlic,. Take anti cholesterol medicines .
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What are the chances of chest pain / breast pain be of heart problem when all the parameters are normal.

PGDHHM, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
What are the chances of chest pain / breast pain be of heart problem when all the parameters are normal.
Chest pain may also be caused by problems in your lungs, esophagus, muscles, ribs, or nerves too Eat healthy diet, be happy, exercise regularly and monitor your heart heath parameters yearly.
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I m 42 years old and have the problem of cholesterol more 190 (bad. Pl suggest me how it can be controlled.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I m 42 years old and have the problem of cholesterol more 190 (bad. Pl suggest me how it can be controlled.
Hello, Take Allium sativum Q, 10 drops with water twice daily. Essentia Aurea , 15 drops with water once daily. Avoid, outside food, oily , spicy food. Drink plenty of water.
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My cholesterol is 191. And LDL is 99 and HDL is 44, TG is 241, NON HDL 147, Chol/HDL is 4.3. How is my cholesterol condition. What care should I take to be healthy.

MBBS, M.S, M. Ch, F.I.A.C.S
Cardiologist, Chennai
My cholesterol is 191. And LDL is 99 and HDL is 44, TG is 241, NON HDL 147, Chol/HDL is 4.3. How is my cholesterol co...
Titsl cholesterol is 199. It is nice to have it as 150. Other ldl hdl is o. K plenty of vegetable and fruits. Exercise. No smoking.
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