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Dr. Nagaraj Desai

Cardiologist, Bangalore

Dr. Nagaraj Desai Cardiologist, Bangalore
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Dr. Nagaraj Desai is an experienced Cardiologist in New BEL Road, Bangalore. You can consult Dr. Nagaraj Desai at Namana Medical Centre in New BEL Road, Bangalore. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Nagaraj Desai on Lybrate.com.

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Cardiological Society of India (CSI)
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Medical Educational and Research Trust
Fellowship of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC)
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Indian Society of Medical Ultrasound
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Hey Doctor, I am 65 years old suffering from erectile dysfunction and early ejaculation. I have high blood pressure for last 5 years and take following medicines Lozar 50, 2tablets; metpure-XR 25-1tab and amlovas 5mg 1tablet ; ecosprin 75mg 1tablet. Otherwise I am active and lead a happy life. Please advise

Fellowship in Cardiology, MD, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Hey Doctor,
I am 65 years old suffering from erectile dysfunction and early ejaculation. I have high blood pressure f...
You have ed at the cost of good blood pressure control. You can do away with ecosprin but cannot tinker much with a winning combination of bp medicines. Try coenzyme q capsule daily and see.
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I am 43 year old I suffering with Cholesterol; 270 Triglycerides; 475 what is the suggestion? what to do? please do the needful.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 43 year old I suffering with Cholesterol; 270 Triglycerides; 475
what is the suggestion? what to do? please do t...
hi ,,, according to your reports...you can cap.ecosprin gold -20 1hs. tab.atorvas -10 1od. cap. pan 40 1bbf. for 30 days . High cholesterol is a major risk factor for coronary heart disease, a cause of heart attacks, and reducing blood lipid levels lowers the cardiovascular risk.4 High levels of LDL lead to a build-up of cholesterol in the arteries, whereas HDL carries cholesterol to the liver for removal from the body.2 A build-up of cholesterol is part of the process that narrows arteries, called atherosclerosis, in which plaques form and cause restriction of blood flow.2 High cholesterol levels are a result of modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors. Two major risk factors, diet and exercise, are highly modifiable, meaning that something can be done to change these risk factors and reduce the likelihood of having high cholesterol.2 Limiting intake of fat in the diet helps manage cholesterol levels. In particular, it is helpful to limit foods that contain:2 Food sources of cholesterol Meat, cheese and egg yolks are sources of cholesterol. Cholesterol (from animal foods, such as egg yolks, meat and cheese) Saturated fat (found in some meats, dairy products, chocolate, baked goods, and deep-fried and processed foods) Trans fat (found in some fried and processed foods). Being overweight or obese can also lead to higher blood LDL levels, with regular exercise helpful in managing this risk factor.2 The primary causes of high cholesterol are genetic - very high LDL levels are found in the inherited condition familial hypercholesterolemia.5 Abnormal cholesterol levels may also be secondary to the following:5,6 Diabetes Liver or kidney disease Polycystic ovary syndrome Pregnancy and other conditions that increase levels of female hormones Underactive thyroid gland. Drugs that increase LDL cholesterol and decrease HDL cholesterol (progestins, anabolic steroids and corticosteroids).
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I have cherry angiomas on my chest and arms. How to get rid of this. Please help me. Is there any solution?

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
I have cherry angiomas on my chest and arms. How to get rid of this. Please help me. Is there any solution?
You probably won’t need to have the cherry angioma treated, but you do have options if you want it removed for cosmetic reasons, or if you need it removed because it is in an area that is easily bumped, which can lead to regular bleeding.
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The 6 Things that Make You Prone to Heart Diseases the Most

MBBS, MD - Medicine, DNB Cardiology
Cardiologist, Delhi
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6 Things that make you prone to heart diseases the most

Every year almost 2 lakh people opt for heart surgeries in India; and as of 2015 there were about 30 million people in the country suffered from heart diseases. There are several factors that increase the threat of heart diseases, among which some can be controlled and some can't. On one hand, where factors like being a man, old age, being a woman in the post-menopausal phase of life, and a family history of heart diseases are beyond your control; other risks can be minimized by making some lifestyle changes. 

Although natural processes like ageing, which narrow down your arteries and weaken the heart muscles increase the risk of heart diseases here are 7 factors, which dramatically increase your chances of getting heart diseases, while you are still young.

1. Genetic Factors: 
If someone in your family is already suffering or has suffered from a heart disease, especially at a young age, it increases your probability of getting a cardiovascular disease.

2. High Levels of Cholesterol in the Blood:
Chances of formation of plaque on the inner walls of the arteries increase with increasing levels of bad (LDL) cholesterol in the blood. This may be a major cause of the heart disease, atherosclerosis, which happens due to accumulation of fatty substances inside the arteries. 

3. Smoking:
Smoking causes constriction of your blood vessels and may damage their inner lining due to the effect of nicotine on them. This can put you at high risk of developing atherosclerosis. Moreover, studies suggest that people who smoke are twice as prone to heart attacks in comparison to non-smokers.

4. Hypertension:
If your blood pressure level is usually above normal, it can give rise to thickened arteries, which, in turn, can reduce the passage for the flow of blood through the vessels. This damages your heart health to a large extent and makes you prone to heart diseases.

5. Diabetes:
Uncontrolled diabetes increases your chances of getting a heart attack, especially because diabetes almost goes hand in hand with diabetes and obesity, which are risk factors of heart diseases.

6. Stress:
If you fail to keep your levels of stress and anger in check, they may have a damaging effect on your arteries. This can make way for strokes and heart attacks in the future.

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Hello sir Suddenly I have pain in my chest or in other parts of my midst body for 10-50 seconds in 2-3 days So please tell me I have a normal problem or a serious problem.

LCPS, BAM&S
General Physician, Pune
Hello sir
Suddenly I have pain in my chest or in other parts of my midst body for 10-50 seconds in 2-3 days 
So pleas...
There is a rule in medicine that any chest pain should be labelled as heart trouble until proved otherwise. So subject yourself to all tests related to heart till it is proved that you don't have heart disease. Other causes could be hyperactivity, gas, liver trouble, bronchitis etc. But leave that decision to doctors. But don't waste time.
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I am a 64 years old man I am suffering from heart blockage. According to doctor's advice I have to do 2nd bye pass surgery but due to want of money I could not it. Please advice what should I do.

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
Please take adonis v. - q / 10 drops in little water thrice a day for one month. Revert back after one month with feedback.
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My husband is 70, a heart patient, and has a pot belly. We eat all the right foods and are on a constant diet! I don't know what I'm doing wrong! Need help please.

Certificate in Laparoscopic and Thoracoscopic Surgery, Fellowship in Paediatric cardiac Surgery, M. Ch. (CVTS), MS, MBBS
Cardiologist, Calicut
My husband is 70, a heart patient, and has a pot belly. We eat all the right foods and are on a constant diet!
I don'...
As we grow older we need less food to do the normal duties. I suggest you find ways to avoid sugars, move onto low carbohydrate diet and keep only small meals 3-4 times a day. Especially at night. During the day he should try to do as much house work as possible, until he can start walking outside the house and if possible start exercising as guided by the regular cardiologist (heart doctor) you are consulting. Wish you all the best.
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My Mom is feeling heavy Dizziness (chakkar) since today morning. She is 63 years old, and Has diabetes, high sugar, cholesterol & high triglycerides. Please advice as soon as possible, WHAT IS THE IMMEDIATE STEP TO TAKE. SHOULD WE TAKE HER TO A SPECIALIST? Since today is a Saturday and festival time. Most Doctors are unavailable. Should we admit her to a hospital? PLEASE ADVICE SOON. Thank you.

MD - Consultant Physician, Doctor of Medicine, MD
General Physician, Ahmedabad
My Mom is feeling heavy Dizziness (chakkar) since today morning. She is 63 years old, and Has diabetes, high sugar, c...
Check bp and blood sugar if normal give her tab stager on one stat and later see a physician. Keep her lying down. If fasting give some orange lemon juice. Admit if she has no improvement after above.
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I am 62 years old male no diabetic. Tenormin 25 & stamlo 5 take for BP. No drink. No smoking Last 3 day when I eat spicy my mouth burn. Please suggest medicine.

Master of Physical Therapy MPT CARDIO, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Rajkot
I am 62 years old male no diabetic. Tenormin 25 & stamlo 5 take for BP. No drink. No smoking
Last 3 day when I eat sp...
Apply ghee or butter with food. consume butter milk with food daily. take food with much amount of fiber, mouth burn due to thinning of mucus in mouth. and spicy food. take ghee or butter before food.
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Sir meri age 30 hai. Mujhe mumps ho gaya hai. Mujhe b. P bhi hai. Met xl 25 tab leta hoon daily. Pahele ek side mumps tha 4 days se, ab second side bhi pain ho raha hai. Iska koi treatment bataye plz.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Sir meri age 30 hai. Mujhe mumps ho gaya hai. Mujhe b. P bhi hai. Met xl 25 tab leta hoon daily. Pahele ek side mumps...
1.Take one tablet of paracetamol 500mg sos after food up to a maximum of three tablets daily after food 2.Drink plenty of water 3.Take adequate rest 4. Consult doctor if there is any problem
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I am 24 years of age, one month back I have got high bp due to anxiety 160/90 after that I am doing yoga meditation and walking too I am taking bp tablets now and doctor told me that to take tablets for life though my bp is normal 120/80 now, can I stop taking medicines as I am working on yoga meditation and walking?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am 24 years of age, one month back I have got high bp due to anxiety 160/90 after that I am doing yoga meditation a...
Your BP is normal. You can stop BP medicine for sometime and monitor your BP. If BP is raised you have to continue medicine throughout but can reduce the dose after consulting doctor.
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Chest Pain - Reasons Behind It!

MD - Consultant Physician
General Physician, Jharsuguda
Chest Pain - Reasons Behind It!

A sensation of pain in the chest is almost automatically associated with having a heart attack. While it is true that it is one of the best indicators of a heart attack, there are quite a few other things which can cause one’s chest to pain and not all need to necessarily be as time critical as a heart attack. So, what are the various things one should be aware of when it comes to pain in the chest? In order to understand chest pain better, it is first very important to understand the various types of chest pain better! So, there is a sharp pain, its opposite which happens to be a dull pain, burning, aching, stabbing pain, as well as a crushing sensation.

Let’s start with the elephant in the room, which is medically known as myocardial infarction or referred to as the infamous heart attack. This occurs when the muscle cells, which are located in the heart die on account of not enough blood flowing through the heart. In simple terms, the best way to get to know that one is having a heart attack is when the person feels a seriously crushing pain in the centre or the left side of the chest. What could be said to be unique about this type of pain is that resting does not make it better.

  1. Another condition of the heart which is often mistaken by the layman for a heart attack happens to be myocarditis. Inflammation of the heart muscle leads to fatigue and a fast beating of the heart. The person would also experience some difficulty breathing.
  2. Heart disease can come in multiple forms and one of those is known as CAD or Coronary Artery Disease. When there is a blockage in the blood vessels of the heart, the pain [which is known as angina] is caused by this blockage. The probably solitary source of good news is that permanent damage to the heart is not caused by CAD!
  3. That being said, a heart attack is a greater possibility. The pain in the chest could spread to the jaw or the back, or even the arm. The sensation is that of the body part being squeezed. The first thing to be done when angina occurs is to rest in order to lower the pain.
  4. While these conditions have focused on the heart, pneumonia affecting the lungs can cause deep chest ache. It causes a cough and chills. There is also likely to be pus from the respiratory tract which is coughed up!
  5. Asthma is yet another respiratory issue which could cause chest pain! If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a general physician.
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I am 20 year old male and my heartbeat rate is very high sometimes and I get tired early. so, what to do.?

DM - Cardiology, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
Cardiologist, Delhi
It could just be anxiety . If you can mail me or send me your ECG , I would be able to help you better .
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I am suffering from chest pain like middle poking and chest anxiety and below the arm and coughing regularly about 2 years.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
I am suffering from chest pain like middle poking and chest anxiety and below the arm and coughing regularly about 2 ...
Hi lybrate-user, If you have got all your tests done, and everything came out to be normal you are suffering from Anxiety disorder. Start with medication of Anxiety. It might help you to know that anxious people tend to breathe in faulty ways, hence the emphasis on breathing exercises as part of relaxation exercises. Examples of faulty breathing include mouth breathing, sighing and hyperventilating. This can cause chest discomfort, because it not only strains the accessory muscles (those between the ribs and at the top of the ribcage, between the shoulders and the neck), but also can irritate the cartilage between the ribs. Either of these things (or both together) can cause localized chest pain and tenderness as well as" crushing" “stabbing” or" stitches" - painful muscle spasms in the chest wall. The next time you get this chest pain, notice how you are breathing. If your breathing is faulty as described above, then close your mouth and breathe through your nose. Combine this with a mild analgesic such as Paracetamol and relaxation exercises or a relaxation CD. If you can tolerate a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicine such as Ibuprofen, this will also help. Hopefully this will allow the muscles to rest and relax so that you experience much less discomfort in your chest or none at all. Remember that muscle spasm is very painful, and as you have had anxiety for some time it isn't surprising that your chest and neck muscles are affected. The other thing with breathing is to try shifting your focus to your belly. Remember that it's your diaphragm moving down, not your ribs moving out, that facilitates breathing. Your diaphragm moves, pulling air into your lungs, which expands your ribcage. Place your hands lightly on your belly and feel it move up and down. You can even expand your belly muscles as if to breathe down there. Let your ribs do what they like – just try not to think about them (easier said than done, I know). This sort of breathing is taught in yoga and can be very helpful. Please consult a psychologist for psychotherapy and anxiety management.
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I am 54 having BP and sugar since 8 years in the morning feel very weak to get up do you have remedy for this.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am 54 having BP and sugar since 8 years in the morning feel very weak to get up do you have remedy for this.
Mr Shakeel, If your blood sugar level and BP are well controlled then you are unlikely to feel weak in the morning. Please give me following details : fasting and PP sugar levels, HbA1c%, BP readings, drugs being taken with dosage, dietary pattern and daily exercise level. With those details I may be able to give some guidance.
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I have a problem of high blood pressure since a long time. My age is 23. And also a headache in alternate days.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I have a problem of high blood pressure since a long time. My age is 23. And also a headache in alternate days.
Hello, Few lifestyle changes can help you in controlling and preventing the high blood pressure, even if you're taking blood pressure medication. Eat healthy foods. Consume more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, poultry, fish and low-fat dairy foods. Eat less saturated fat and trans fat. Decrease the salt in your diet. So, avoid eating processed foods, such as canned soups or frozen dinners which contains extra salt in it. Keeping a healthy weight, or losing weight if you're overweight or obese, can help you control your high blood pressure and lower your risk of related health problems. Increase physical activity which can help lowering your blood pressure, manage stress, reduce your risk of several health problems. Get indulged in regular exercising (if your doctor allows you). Limit alcohol. Even if you're healthy, alcohol can raise your blood pressure. If you choose to drink alcohol, do so in moderation. Don't smoke. Tobacco injures blood vessel walls and speeds up the process of hardening of the arteries. Reduce stress as much as possible. Practice healthy coping techniques, such as muscle relaxation, deep breathing or meditation. Getting regular physical activity and plenty of sleep can help, too. Monitor your blood pressure at home. Medication: Take Schwabe’s Essentia Aurea/ thrice daily which is a cardio-tonic which helps in maintaining blood pressure, improves muscle tone of the heart and narrowing of blood vessels.
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I am 60. I suffer from certain heart ailments including the high blood pressure. For the last two months. I am gripped with anxiety and wrong thoughts keep disturbing me. Also if myself loosing trust on me. Does Ayurvedia provides effective medication.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am 60. I suffer from certain heart ailments including the high blood pressure. For the last two months. I am grippe...
Apart from taking symptomatic treatment I will suggest you to take tablet folvite twice a day for two weeks and revert back with your findings
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Stroke - Brain Attack

MBBS, DMCH, DEM
General Physician, Jaipur
Stroke - Brain Attack

STROKE- Popularly known as "Brain Attack". It occurs due to sudden  impairment of blood supply to a part of brain leading to acute neurological insult. 

Stroke is an emergency. Know the signs of a stroke and  Remember  FAST.

F- Face Drooping - Ask the person to smile. See for any deviation/asymmetry of mouth. If YES..

AArm Weakness  Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward? If   YES..

SSpeech Difficulty  Ask the person to speak, look for any slurring of speech. If YES..

T- Time is money , Call Ambulance/Rush to the hospital. 

Other signs/ symptoms - 

  • Sudden onset of  numbness or weakness of the leg / arm. 

  • Sudden confusion/ trouble seeing in one or both eyes, trouble walking, Chakker, loss of balance, severe headache / Loss of speech.

Be Aware, This can be STROKE.

Act FAST, Save LIFE and disability. Up to 80% of strokes are preventable

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Good afternoon sir, I am 50 years old & since last 5 years I have been diagnosed as diabetic. But I have not started with medicines for it. Just with 6 kms brisk walking a day I was trying to control it. I am hypertensive also & for it I am on Telma 40H since last 5 years & B.P. Is, well controlled but unfortunately my post. Meal sugar is bit high always. Today I checked my post meal sugar it is 195 and creatinine is 1.2.I was advised to start with metformin 500 mg BD. Way back in 2012 apr. please advise me what should I do & is my creatinine level normal. Waiting for your reply.

M. Sc. Foods, Nutrition & Dietetics, B.Sc-Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Visakhapatnam
Good afternoon sir, I am 50 years old & since last 5 years I have been diagnosed as diabetic. But I have not started ...
Dear Lybrate User, I should appreciate you for the fact you believe that diabetes can be controlled by lifestyle modifications. Yes that's true, though it's not irreversible. Good that you have concentrated on physical activity , do concentrate on your diet as well. Make flaxseed, drumstick leaves, curry leaves powder and sprinkle 30 gm daily on all the foods you consume throughout the day. Also sprinkle wheat bran and germ daily 30gm throughout on all foods you consume. Consume lot of leeks and lettuce smoothie which is high in fibre content. Also you can consume raw lady's finger water soaked overnight for your diabetes condition.
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If taking statin for lowering cholesterol ,is there any chances becoming diabetic in future.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
If taking statin for lowering cholesterol ,is there any chances becoming diabetic in future.
Hello, you r obeased by 10 kg, approx. There may be a possibility of rising sugar level in blood. You can opt natural norms to reduce your cholesterol and weight, too. Obaesity, being common, now a days due to irregular life style, - can be reduced, by opting-certain natural-norms in life. *go for a brisk walk in d morning to restore blood circulation to nourish d whole body. *tk, plenty of water to eliminate toxins and to regulate metabolism to burn fats cell. Go for meditation to reduce your stress and to nourish cell& tissues to curb fats cells. * go for cycling, jogging, swimming, skipping, gardening, playing badminton, dancing, regularly. * opt staircase, instead of a lift in your office. * tk, oats with green tea in d breakfast. * tk, salad, fruits, sprouts in ample qty in lunch. * consume salad, fruits whenever you feel hungry. * avoid, nicotine, alcohol, junk food, cookies, burger, pizza, butter, ghee. # homoeo medicines which r administered gently, acts rapidly without any adverse effect, thereof. @ phyto berryq -10 drops, thrice, with little water before each tk, care.
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