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Dr. Joshua

MD - Physician, Postgraduate Diploma Clinical Cardiology (PGDCC), PG programm...

Cardiologist, Bangalore

16 Years Experience  ·  300 - 350 at clinic
Dr. Joshua MD - Physician, Postgraduate Diploma Clinical Cardiology ... Cardiologist, Bangalore
16 Years Experience  ·  300 - 350 at clinic
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Dr. Joshua is a trusted Cardiologist in BTM Layout, Bangalore. He has helped numerous patients in his 16 years of experience as a Cardiologist. He has done MD - Physician, Postgraduate Diploma Clinical Cardiology (PGDCC), PG programme in Cardiology . You can consult Dr. Joshua at Heart and Lung Speciality Clinic in BTM Layout, Bangalore. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Joshua on Lybrate.com.

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MD - Physician - Chengalpattu Medical College - 2001
Postgraduate Diploma Clinical Cardiology (PGDCC) - new delhi - 2001
PG programme in Cardiology - U.S.A - 2001
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Tamilnadu Medical Council

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Mizpah, #4/5, 9th Cross, 16th Main, BTM 1st StageBangalore Get Directions
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My x ray report says that I have calcification in mid rib. I also feel pain sometimes while breathing. Please suggest me which doctor should I consult, a cardiologist, a pulmonologist or an orthopedist.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
For calcification of rib you should consult orthopedic specialist for advice and treatment. If your breathing problem is because of some other reasons consult pulmonologist.
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R/Dr I suffer in acidity, back pain, upper chest pain& swollen Dr. suggest me lanol ER, tricaine, coral calcium, uprise D3 but I have continuous pain & my body swell. please help my why my body swell and m feeling pain? This is due to the acidity or because of other factor? please prescribe me or suggest me proper way.

MBBS
General Physician, Chennai
Swelling of the body needs to be investigated a cbc lft kft, usg complete abdomen will heilp looks like you undergoing some crisis in your mind discuss it properly with neutral person or counseller you can contact us if you need there are good counsellers on our panel./ reg your acidity problem you are on good drugs beut if it is nothelping you we look for it elsewhere in you.
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My age is 26 when I take food to eat my chest will pain like fire some liquid is come in back to my mouth like a favicol gum what is the problem. My digestion system is not working properly . please tell me.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Ranchi
Hello thanks for the query the symptoms are suggestive of gastroesophageal reflux. The frequent reflux may lead to esophagitis. Sometimes there may be associated gastric/esophageal ulcer. I suggest you to take some acid reducing agent (proton pump inhibitor like rabeprazole, lansoprazole) along with prokinetic like domperidone/cisapride to prevent reflux. Avoid spicy and oily food, tea, coffee. Don't take too much water with food. Take food 3-4 hours before sleep. Elevate the head end of the bed. I hope all this measures will help. Regards.
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He is 44 year old male and suffers from high cholesterol and a fatty liver. He lives on hong kong and in sales job, travelling in asia. Works late and smokes a bit. He is quite fit looking and walks a lot. What would you advice?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
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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Hi. I am 38 years old female. I am having pain in left side of my chest mostly above breast on and off. What could be the reason. I have done all blood tests. My BP, sugar and cholesterol is normal. My doctor says its psychological.. Can it be psychological.

DM - Cardiology
Cardiologist, Kollam
Hi, ladies of your age are less likely to have ischemic heart disease, especially when there are no risk factors. The pain could be muscular or arising from the joints of your chest wall, a condition called costochondritis. You can have some pain killer ointments and avoid lifting weights with left hand.
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Last year i was diagnosed with hypertension 150/90 and my age is 25 now.. Dr gvs me Amcard AT . After few months i relize some sideeffect. Like heart palplation , dizziness and anxity.. i want to quit these drug .. help me

MD
General Physician, Mumbai
You are having stage 1 hypertension. I would suggest you to take coveryl instead of amcard at. if you wish to stop bp meds completely, its difficult however u can try walking, yoga and diet control. since you are in stage 1, this may work for you.
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I am 58 year old woman. Recently I have high blood pressure which was about 25 days ago 160/100. After medication yesterday the doc said that it was normal. My cholestreol was also high about 273. I was already taking atorva5, but now the doc increased to atorva 10. Kindly advise.

General Physician (AM)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Chandigarh
Try eating lots of garlic. If u cant have it get it homeopathically allium sativum,(biochemic) nat phos. Avoid all types of fats and red meat. Treatment is available, safe and without side effects in biochemic system of medication. Consult me in private.
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Hi, I am 53 years old and having BP for last 10 years and Diabetic for last 6 yrs. Currently my fasting is 297/ PP is 402, and HBA1c is 10.2, Last almost 3 years my sugar has gone up drastically I am taking Azulix 2 MF thrice a day and Pinorm 20 in morning and cilaheart 10 at night with clopitab cv 10. Please advice how I can can notrol my sugar properly.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Mr. Lybrate-user, your diabetes is totally uncontrolled, which really bad. As it can lead to a series of lonterm complications in relation with eye (retinopathy), kidney (nephropathy), peripheral neuropathy, problems with blood supply to lower limbs and coronary artery disease. You need to make special effort to bring sugar levels rapidly under control. You may need to shift to insulin injections right away, because looking at blood sugar levels it appears your beta cell reserve is almost nil. So taking oral drugs is not going to give any more benefit. Plus usual treatment guideline says when hba1c% goes beyond 8 to 9 % it essential to use insulin injections. By not doing so you are inviting serious complications.
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Iam suffering chest pain and my left shoulder also. Can you suggest what should be done?

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Shoulder Advice... Hot Fomentation. Gentle Shoulder Stretching. Core Strengthening Exercises. Gentle Neck Exercises. Avoid sleeping on affected side.
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My mother is 67 years old and is suffering from knee pain for last few months. Her blood sugar is 7 hba1c and pp is 212. Pressure is fluctuating day and night. Please suggest how to reduce the pain. Thank you.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Avoid sitting cross legged. Avoid squatting- quadriceps exercises- lie straight, make a towel role and put it under the knee, press the keen against the role, hold it for 20 secs. Repeat 20 times twice a day. This will help relieve some pain. Core strengthening exercise- straight leg raised with toes turned outward, repeat 10 times, twice a day. Hams stretching- lie straight, take the leg up, pull the feet towards yourself, with a elastic tube or normal belt. Repeat 10 times, twice a day. Sports taping- stretch the tape from both ends and apply on the affected area contrast fomentation (hot and cold).
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He is suffering from blood pressure from last 1 year pls. Give some health trip in order to control the blood pressure?

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
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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I have grade 1 fatty liver and a tendency for high cholesterol. I exercise whenever I get time. What diet is advisable for me?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
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 . for grade-1 fatty liver..take tab. liv-52 ds twice a day. do tests lft,cbc,blood sugar. also.
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Respected doctor, I need your consultation as my wife aged 21 weight 42 is going through low blood pressure all the time and mostly the bp count is 90/70 and she is getting weaker day by day and also have a severe headache problem on a daily basis would like to request you to please suggest some remedy.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
dear shoaib.. support your wife thoughts ,.give her time, go for tests cbc, urine r/m, lft,blood sugar. give her fruits juice twice a day daily.do dinner once at out side.give her protein diets. if she take non veg. give her non-veg. food. you can give her tab. dolo sos for headache. if you do it ..she will be fine.
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Alcohol or smoking show their effects on Which age. How our chest can be cure after so much smoking.Please tell sir.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Alcohol and smoking do harm to everyone at any age. When you smoke you damage your lungs: when you smoke more you damage your lungs more: and if you smoke less you damage your lungs no less – well may be a little less. Your desire to smoke less is most welcome but it is not enough. You must quit your smoking completely and you must do it now, seriously. The tobacco tar in cigarette smoke lines your lung with huge patches that make that portion dysfunctional. Your oxygen carrying capacity is jeopardized, and breathing is impinged. But don’t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. I don’t know what other organs could be damaged but do go for a thorough medical check up to assess the effects of your abuse. Regarding improving your lungs, do a lot of aerobic exercise breathing through your nostrils only. Then there are a lot of deep breathing exercises in Yoga which you can learn too. Deep breathing cleanses your system and lungs and restores it to good health. Deep breathing uses the 80% of the lungs which are not normally used in normal breathing and even when exerting yourself. The greatest effect is in the lungs because this substance is processed through the respiratory system directly through the lung surface. 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 gums and 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. But don’t fool yourself any smoking is harmful, and you need to seriously get on with quitting it completely and immediately.
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Know Your Cholesterol: Good Vs Bad

General Physician (AM)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Chandigarh
Know Your Cholesterol: Good Vs Bad
Know Your Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that’s found in all cells of the body. The term cholesterol is often directly related to a heart condition. But the truth is that not all types of cholesterols are harmful for your body. It is important that one knows about the different types of cholesterol, having healthy levels of both types of lipoproteins is important, deal with them appropriately and lower the chances of having a stroke or getting a heart disease. Bad cholesterol levels can be high in people irrespective of them being thin, if it is genetic or if they are smokers.

Types of Cholesterol.

The Bad One:

LDL cholesterol sometimes is called “bad” cholesterol. A high LDL level leads to a buildup of cholesterol in your arteries. Lowering your cholesterol may slow down, reduce, or even stop the buildup of plaque in your arteries. It also may reduce the risk of plaque rupturing and causing dangerous blood clots.

The Good One:

HDL cholesterol sometimes is called “good” cholesterol. This is because it carries cholesterol from other parts of your body back to your liver. Your liver removes the cholesterol from your body and is important for the body as it reduces the risk of heart attack, disease and strokes.

Cholesterol count of the body is counted by adding the two types of cholesterols (LDL and HDL) along with body's triglyceride level. Triglycerides are a type of fat found in your blood. Too much of this type of fat may raise the risk of coronary artery disease.

The level of your cholesterol shows the level of risk your body is in, to have a stroke or a heart condition. Other factors which determine the risk are whether the person is a smoker, diabetic, has high blood pressure along with their age, sex and race.

Cholesterol levels are affected by:

1. Genetics: Genetics have a direct effect on your cholesterol level. If the levels have been high in the previous generations, you are automatically at higher risk of this condition.An inherited condition called familial hypercholesterolemia causes very high LDL cholesterol.

2. Age and Weight: Once we cross the age of 20, our cholesterol level starts to rise. Being overweight however is also a high risk factor of increased levels of bad cholesterol in the body as well as developing heart disease.

3. Lifestyle: Less or no exercise is another reason which reduces the good cholesterol in the body, as does being overweight. Regular exercise however reduces LDL and increases HDL in the body. Also a diet rich in saturated fats makes your LDL levels shoot up and puts you to higher risk.

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I am cycling for about half an hour in morning beside using in day also for 5/10 minutes. Do I require any other exercise for controlling BP (i have) and avoiding risk of diabetes.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Mr. Lybrate-user, usually a minimum of 30 minutes a day of physical activity is recommended to keep fit and prevent adding additional weight. So the amount of exercise being done by you (cycling) appears to be good enough. But still if you walk for another 20 minutes a day, that will add to keep fit as well as remain free from diabetes. Thanks for the question.
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I have a problem about heart. Some time, suddenly pain is started to my heart. How my problem will end?

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
You didn't mentioned your age n did you get an ecg n sos 2d-echo, chest x ray. Any associated breathlessness/sweating/vomiting/cough/swelling on feet. Sure heart issue is to be tracked n diagnosed in time to manage well to have fun in life!
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I am suffering from both high Bp and diabetic ,is there is homeopathy medicine for both.

MBBS, PG Diploma in Clinical Cardiology
Cardiologist, Gurgaon
There is surely allopathic treatment for both and if you are diabetic and hypertensive both you need aggressive lifestyle modifications and treatment. Best Regards
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