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Dr. N Praveen Kumar

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, Fellowship in Cardiology (FIC)

Cardiologist, Bangalore

18 Years Experience  ·  200 - 500 at clinic
Dr. N Praveen Kumar MBBS, MD - General Medicine, Fellowship in Cardiology (FIC) Cardiologist, Bangalore
18 Years Experience  ·  200 - 500 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.
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Dr. N Praveen Kumar is a trusted Cardiologist in Yelahanka, Bangalore. He has been a successful Cardiologist for the last 18 years. He is a MBBS, MD - General Medicine, Fellowship in Cardiology (FIC) . You can consult Dr. N Praveen Kumar at Samiksha Heart Care in Yelahanka, Bangalore. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. N Praveen Kumar on Lybrate.com.

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Education
MBBS - JJM Medical College - 1999
MD - General Medicine - Sri Devaraj Urs medical College, Bangalore University - 2006
Fellowship in Cardiology (FIC) - RGUHS - 2011
Professional Memberships
Indian Medical Association (IMA)
Cardiologist Society of india

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I have high cholesterol level 226, tell me about dite.

MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist,
I have high cholesterol level 226, tell me about dite.
Can a bowl of oatmeal help lower your cholesterol? How about a handful of walnuts or an avocado? A few simple tweaks to your diet — like these, along with exercise and other heart-healthy habits — might help you lower your cholesterol. Oatmeal, oat bran and high-fiber foods Oatmeal contains soluble fiber, which reduces your low-density lipoprotein (LDL), the "bad" cholesterol. Soluble fiber is also found in such foods as kidney beans, apples, pears, barley and prunes. Soluble fiber can reduce the absorption of cholesterol into your bloodstream. Five to 10 grams or more of soluble fiber a day decreases your total and LDL cholesterol. Eating 1 1/2 cups of cooked oatmeal provides 6 grams of fiber. If you add fruit, such as bananas, you'll add about 4 more grams of fiber. To mix it up a little, try steel-cut oatmeal or cold cereal made with oatmeal or oat bran. Fish and omega-3 fatty acids Eating fatty fish can be heart healthy because of its high levels of omega-3 fatty acids, which can reduce your blood pressure and risk of developing blood clots. In people who have already had heart attacks, fish oil — or omega-3 fatty acids — may reduce the risk of sudden death. Although omega-3 fatty acids don't affect LDL levels, because of their other heart benefits, the American Heart Association recommends eating at least two servings of fish a week. The highest levels of omega-3 fatty acids are in: Mackerel Lake trout Herring Sardines Albacore tuna Salmon Halibut You should bake or grill the fish to avoid adding unhealthy fats. If you don't like fish, you can also get small amounts of omega-3 fatty acids from foods such as ground flaxseed or canola oil. You can take an omega-3 or fish oil supplement to get some of the benefits, but you won't get other nutrients in fish, such as selenium. If you decide to take a supplement, talk to your doctor about how much you should take. Walnuts, almonds and other nuts Walnuts, almonds and other tree nuts can improve blood cholesterol. Rich in mono- and polyunsaturated fatty acids, walnuts also help keep blood vessels healthy. Eating about a handful (1.5 ounces, or 42.5 grams) a day of most nuts, such as almonds, hazelnuts, peanuts, pecans, some pine nuts, pistachio nuts and walnuts, may reduce your risk of heart disease. Make sure the nuts you eat aren't salted or coated with sugar. All nuts are high in calories, so a handful will do. To avoid eating too many nuts and gaining weight, replace foods high in saturated fat with nuts. For example, instead of using cheese, meat or croutons in your salad, add a handful of walnuts or almonds. Avocados Avocados are a potent source of nutrients as well as monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs). According to a recent study, adding an avocado a day to a heart-healthy diet can help improve LDL levels in people who are overweight or obese. People tend to be most familiar with avocados in guacamole, which usually is eaten with high-fat corn chips. Try adding avocado slices to salads and sandwiches or eating them as a side dish. Also try guacamole with raw cut vegetables, such as cucumber slices. Replacing saturated fats, such as those found in meats, with MUFAs are part of what makes the Mediterranean diet heart healthy.
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Hi I am 33 year old male I am feeling some pain in my left hand and sometimes sweet pain in my chest from 4-6 days.In August I got my blood checkup and ECG. TotalChlolestrol was 206. Cardiac risk markers was normal, ECG was normal. Please advise.

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Physiotherapist, Noida
Hi I am 33 year old male I am feeling some pain in my left hand and sometimes sweet pain in my chest from 4-6 days.In...
do hot fermentation and shoulder stretching exercises if it work then OK otherwise physiotherapy treatment
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I am diabetic last 7 years. My age is 41. I do not have any high pressure but have cholesterol. What is best food for me.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bundi
I am diabetic last 7 years. My age is 41. I do not have any high pressure but have cholesterol. What is best food for...
Non transfat containing food including olive, mustard oil/ rich greens, proteins, less carbs (lesser than you spend roughly)
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Can you please tell me how can I diabetes and high b p patient. please answer me.

MBBS, DNB, Diploma Dyslipidemia, CCEBDM, CCMTD
General Physician, Gurgaon
Can you please tell me how can I diabetes and high b p patient. please answer me.
You need to do some investigations and start on regular medicines along with exercise and recommended diet.
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Hello I am 21 years old (female), I am constantly suffering from chest pain since past 2 years, even I am unable to understand that what the reason may be behind it because I get pain even when I don't take stress. Please give me some suggestion as soon as possible.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
Hello I am 21 years old (female), I am constantly suffering from chest pain since past 2 years, even I am unable to u...
Please consult a homeopathic doctor for this. Your condition requires a proper consultation. It will take time but you will definitely get permanent cure. You can either find a local doctor or you can consult me online.
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I am 48 years old and diagnosed of high cholesterol levels. Should I take medicine lifelong and for a short time. Please tell me.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 48 years old and diagnosed of high cholesterol levels.  Should I take medicine lifelong and for a short time. Pl...
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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I. Am. Suffering. From. Diabetes last 5 Years. But now I am suffering frim high blood pressure. Please suggest diet.

M.sc in dietetics and community nutrittion management
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Kolkata
I. Am. Suffering. From. Diabetes last 5 Years. But now I am suffering frim high blood pressure. Please suggest diet.
Diet and exercise can control diabetes as well as high blood pressure.So exercise regularly.Follow balanced diet.Avoid sugar,sweetened juice,fast foods,junk foods.Take watery vegetables,whole fruits.Use protein foods to control diabetes.Take animal foods in moderation.Use healthy fat.Drink plenty of water specially before meals.Avoid smoking,alcohol.Avoid canned foods,sea foods as far as possible.Take proper rest at night.These are simple but for more details consult me privately on lybrate.
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High Blood Pressure and Sexual Problems

MD - Physician
Sexologist, Coimbatore
High Blood Pressure and Sexual Problems

It is said that, one in every three people are suffering from high blood pressure. It is estimated that at present more alone about 65 million people in US itself are suffering from this ailment. High blood pressure is a serious ailment that can cause heart attack, kidney failure, vision impairment, and it can even cause sexual problems. This ailment has no symptoms, and it is also regarded as one of the silent killers.  In fact, erectile dysfunction, which is one of the serious ailments caused by high blood pressure can even affect the relationship between the couples. 

High blood pressure and erectile dysfunction:

In the case of men, there is a direct link between sexual problem or erectile dysfunction and high blood pressure. Erection of the penis is caused by the two tissues called as corpora cavernosa. This tissue is made of small arteries and veins. During the process of erection, brain sends a signal to the nerve ending in the penis to dilate the arteries. This in turn makes the arteries to open sufficiently, and blood gets filled in empty spaces in the Penis. The relationship between high blood pressure and erectile dysfunction can be further analyzed as follows:

  1. Sexual arousal is caused by a male hormone called as Testosterone. In case a person is suffering from high blood pressure, he has low testosterone levels. Apart from this, in the course of time, those suffering from high blood pressure are prone to damage of lining on the arteries. This in turn affects the flow of blood in the arteries. 
  2. On the other hand, in the case of a person suffering from high blood pressure, arteries fail to dilate and the smooth muscles of corpora cavernosa also fail to relax. Naturally, this affects the flow of blood to the Penis which in turn causes erectile dysfunction. Because of the combination of these two factors people suffering from high blood pressure suffer from the problem of Erectile Dysfunction. 

Causes:

Fear: It is natural that sexual problems can increase the anxiety levels, which in turn may lead to fear. As a result, the person may refrain from indulging in sexual activities. In fact, even one instance of erectile dysfunction is enough to fuel the fear, and the person would avoid indulgence. 

Remedies available:

There are medicines that can help the individual to manage this problem of erectile dysfunction due to high blood pressure. Apart from the medicine, the physician may also suggest exercises and certain restrictions on food. You should take the medicines strictly as per the physician's directions. With this, it should be possible to effectively manage the sexual problems in those suffering from high blood pressure.

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Hi I am 35 years old woman. I am having problem of chest pain. I do MRI lipid profile BNP test every thing is normal. But my chest is paining and from last week my left hand and leg also paining. I want to know that if every report is normal so can I have heart problems if all test is normal.

MBBS
General Physician, Ahmedabad
Hi I am 35 years old woman. I am having problem of chest pain. I do MRI lipid profile BNP test every thing is normal....
U may have muscular pain/cervical spondylitis. Get x-ray of cervical spine_ap/lateral done. Revert Cardiac pain is less likely.
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My b.p is moderately high. How to control my b.p & comeback in normal condition. please sir/ma'am give me some valuable advice.

MD - Alternative Medicine
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
My b.p is moderately high. How to control my b.p & comeback in normal condition. please sir/ma'am give me some valuab...
Hello, avoid excess use of salt n cold drink learn technique of stress management do some exercise n yogic asasna stay healthy - naturally.
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Respected sir, what should I do in my diet that protect me from heart attack.

MD - Consultant Physician, Doctor of Medicine
General Physician,
Respected sir, what should I do in my diet that protect me from heart attack.
Tips for cardiac diet high fibre low fat low cholesterol low sugar 7colour fruit veg. Red and purple are good. Lili saak bhaji kathor mach soya doodh dahi malawi nikal me lasun dungri wadhare hand fuel of nuts green tea broccoli salad flax seeds fish omega 3 oil avoid bakery fried and hydrogenated fats. Exercise and yoga meditation take personal advice for each person.
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I am 49 year old male and have BP 110-170. No medicines. Now i am suffering from headache. What should i do? Please advice.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
I am 49 year old male and have BP 110-170. No medicines. Now  i am suffering from  headache. What should i do? Please...
You start taking rawlofia q 3-5 drops in half cup of water 3 times in a day for 2 weeks and then revert me back.
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Vercosis nerves in legs, blod clot in vercosis nerves, not pumping blood to heart properly.what can i do?

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Vercosis nerves in legs, blod clot in vercosis nerves, not pumping blood to heart properly.what can i do?
Get an opinion of a surgeon. Varicose veins cannot be corrected with medicines, but you can wear stockings & avoid standing for long hours.
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I am suffering from pain chest so what type of precautions should I take to control it.

MBBS
General Physician,
I am suffering from pain  chest so what type of precautions should I take to control it.
You may be having acute pharyngitis or bronchitis which may be viral innature do warm saline gargle regularly do have homemade freshly prepared lemon juice which is rich in vitamin c thereby increasing your body autoimmune system which prevents infection.
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I am 34 year old and my Triglycerides count is 200 and VLDL count is 40. Is there any risk and how I lower this.

Diploma in Cardiology
General Physician, Kolkata
I am 34 year old and my Triglycerides count is 200 and VLDL count is 40. Is there any risk and how I lower this.
You belong to high risk group, change your food habit, take fat less high fiber diet, regular exercise, & medication.
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Hello doctor my age is just 23 and I have different BP in my both hand right one higher nearly 150 and also I checked my bpm which is above 95 from last one year, and always feel tired and it's really hard to sleep at night please help me.

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
Hello doctor my age is just 23 and I have different BP in my both hand right one higher nearly 150 and also I checked...
Dear Please get BP in both arms checked by doctor at same time. Let us know figures. Then we will guide you. Vm.
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Today when I was attending a lecture my heart beat increased suddenly and I encountered a little suffocation, but my class-mate were normal, what was it?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Today when I was attending a lecture my heart beat increased suddenly and I encountered a little suffocation, but my ...
Dear lybrateuser, -Donot worry sometimes you may feel anxious & get such problem -do regular exercise like walking, jogging, cycling, swimming -do meditation & deep breathing in the morning -keep well hydrated & have nutritious meals.
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Angina Care

M.B.B.S. , PG Diploma In Clinical Cardiology
Cardiologist, Delhi
Angina Care

Angina is a term used for chest pain caused by reduced blood flow to the heart muscle. Angina is a symptom of coronary artery disease. Angina is typically described as squeezing, pressure, heaviness, tightness or pain in your chest.

Symptoms associated with angina include:


    Chest pain or discomfort
    Pain in your arms, neck, jaw, shoulder or back accompanying chest pain
    Nausea
    Fatigue
    Shortness of breath
    Sweating
    Dizziness


The chest pain and discomfort common with angina may be described as pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain in the center of your chest. Some people with angina symptoms describe angina as feeling like a vise is squeezing their chest or feeling like a heavy weight has been placed on their chest. For others, it may feel like indigestion.

The severity, duration and type of angina can vary. It's important to recognize if you have new or changing chest discomfort. New or different symptoms may signal a more dangerous form of angina (unstable angina) or a heart attack.

Stable angina is the most common form of angina, and it typically occurs with exertion and goes away with rest. If chest discomfort is a new symptom for you, it's important to see your doctor to find out what's causing your chest pain and to get proper treatment. If your stable angina gets worse or changes, seek medical attention immediately.

Characteristics of stable angina


    Develops when your heart works harder, such as when you exercise or climb stairs
    Can usually be predicted and the pain is usually similar to previous types of chest pain you've had
    Lasts a short time, perhaps five minutes or less
    Disappears sooner if you rest or use your angina medication


Characteristics of unstable angina 


    Occurs even at rest
    Is a change in your usual pattern of angina
    Is unexpected
    Is usually more severe and lasts longer than stable angina, maybe as long as 30 minutes
    May not disappear with rest or use of angina medication
    Might signal a heart attack
    Thanks

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I am 50 years old suffering from type 2 dm, blood pressure, cholesterol. Presently my sugar level is 170(fasting) and pp 230. Blood pressure is 140/90, creatinine is 1 9. Please advise remedy. male, 50 years.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Your dm is not controlled and there is impairment of kidney. Tell me how much is each medicine taken? you will probably need insulin/change dosage of the medicines and diet control. Read my article in health tips on hba1c and diabetes. You need to be constantly reviewed. Come to consult privately.
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I am 38 years old and my lipid profile are cholesterol 200 tryglyceride 224 what I have to do? Please advise advise.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 38 years old and my lipid profile are cholesterol 200 tryglyceride 224 what I have to do? Please advise advise.
Hello dear patient. 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 flax oil, omega-3 fatty meal or cap., take .green veg., whole grain.garlic,. Take anti cholesterol medicines .
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