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Dr. Prashant Rai B.

Cardiologist, Bangalore

Dr. Prashant Rai B. Cardiologist, Bangalore
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Dr. Prashant Rai B. is a trusted Cardiologist in Kodihalli, Bangalore. You can consult Dr. Prashant Rai B. at Manipal Hospital in Kodihalli, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Prashant Rai B. and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Good vs. Bad Cholesterol: What's the Difference?

MBBS
Diabetologist, Jabalpur
Good vs. Bad Cholesterol: What's the Difference?

For a long time cholesterol in totality was seen as a bad thing for your body although the truth was a little more complicated than that. Cholesterol primarily is divided into two types, one of which can be categorized as bad cholesterol and the other as good cholesterol. Let's have an in-depth look at both the categories.

LDL or Low Density Lipoprotein aka bad cholesterol - Cholesterol is a wax like chemical which is found all over the body and it has important functions to perform. Cholesterol is carried all over the body by Lipoproteins. The low density lipoproteins are denoted as bad cholesterol as they can accumulate on the walls of the blood vessels and cause blockages resulting in many ailments. LDL levels of 190 and above are considered dangerous. 

Some of the risks associated with it are:

  1. Heart disease
  2. Stroke
  3. Atherosclerosis
  4. peripheral artery disease among many others

HDL or High Density Lipoprotein aka good cholesterol - This is a form of cholesterol which is usually desired in higher quantities as it removes LDL from the system by dislodging it from the arteries and then carrying it through the blood stream into the liver. The liver then breaks it down and removes it from the body. Thus, higher number of HDL cholesterol is always desirable. 

Some of the ideal numbers for HDL cholesterol within the body are:

  1. Women - Ideal: 60 mg/dl, dangerous: 50 mg/dl or lower
  2. Men - Ideal: 60 mg/dl, dangerous: 50 mg/dl lower

The role of triglycerides

Good and bad cholesterol levels also depend on the levels of triglycerides within the body and not just LDL or HDL cholesterol. Triglycerides are another type of fat which are used to store energy within the body but can also affect your health. It is most associated with atherosclerosis when the levels of triglycerides are high within the body. 

Some habits that contribute to high levels of it are

  1. Lack of physical activity
  2. Obesity or being overweight
  3. Excesses in alcohol consumption
  4. Smoking
  5. Bad diet and others

Thus, the good cholesterol versus bad cholesterol war also includes other factors, most of which can be easily changed by making subtle changes in life style and incorporating healthier habits. This will increase the good cholesterol and the other relevant elements and reduce the bad. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor.

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What are the symptoms of appendix & which diet can control the appendix & also sugar &cholesterol?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
What are the symptoms of appendix & which diet can control the appendix & also sugar &cholesterol?
Acute pain in the right iliac fossa with tenderness and also pain in umbilical region and fever are typical symptom of appendicitis and apart from taking symptomatic treatment take antibiotics and it's better to take liquid diet for better healing of the wound and few tips for diabetes- few tips on daily 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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How to reduce triglyceride? Taking moderate diet a little surgery food and doing exercise say 4 km jog, 2-4 km walking 30 mins free hand exercise then also triglyceride not decreasing. Taking garlic, amla juice, methi seed as a home remedies.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
How to reduce triglyceride? Taking moderate diet a little surgery food and doing exercise say 4 km jog, 2-4 km walkin...
Homoeopathic medicnee CHOLESTRINUM 3X ( Dr Reckeweg) Chew 2 tab 3 times daily ALLIUM SATIVA Q ( SBL/BAKSON)Drink10 drops in 1 glass fresh water early morning empty stomach. Report after 60 days with latesst blood reports
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My age is 56 years my Cholesterol is 200 doctor has advised me to change life style please advise me to change my life style.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
My age is 56 years my Cholesterol is 200 doctor has advised me to change life style please advise me to change my lif...
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. Change life style . 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, use flax oil, omega-3 fatty meal or cap., take .green veg., whole grain. garlic,. Take anti cholesterol medicines .
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Mujhe hamesha sans lene me problem hoti hai salo se treatment chal rha hai saare checkup kara liye blood test bhi kara aur sabhi test kare uske bad me doctor ne foracart rotacaps 200 pump diya 5 mounth tak kuch nai huaa fir vapas se problam hone lagi hai.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
Please Take Somasav by sandu pharma 20 ml twice a day for 3 weeks Kankasav by sandu pharma 20 ml twice a day for 3 weeks Continue your foracort for few days Reconsult after 15 days for further advice to prevent recurrence.
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I am having hypothyroidism and taking 100 mg Levi thyroxine. I am having high cholesterol since a year it is reducing after using rosuvastatin 20 mg but when the medicines are stopped again cholesterol will become high. Please advise how long can I use cholesterol medicines and how to reduce cholesterol naturally.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am having hypothyroidism and taking 100 mg Levi thyroxine. I am having high cholesterol since a year it is reducing...
IN HYPOTHYROIDISM:--- where there is deficiency of thyroxine hormone leading to sluggishness, tired feeling, weight increase, slow heart beats, intolerance to cold, swelling of legs, feet and face, difficulty in concentrating and at times in speech. Treatment for hypothyroidism is giving thyroxine tablets. And dose are according to level of thyroid for life time. Avoid bad habits . Avoid stress. Some Relax during work. Go for walk, Take plenty of water, high-carbohydrate foods such as potatoes, rice, pasta and bread. Nutrient-rich foods that improve your health may also benefit your thyroid gland, antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables more plenty of water: Blueberries, tomatoes, bell peppers, and other foods rich in antioxidants can improve overall health and benefit the thyroid gland. Eating foods high in B vitamins, like whole grains, may also help. flax oil, Selenium: Tiny amounts of selenium are needed for enzymes that make thyroid hormones to work properly. Eating selenium-rich foods, such as sunflower seeds or Brazil nuts, can be beneficial. Tyrosine: This amino acid is used by the thyroid gland to produce T3 and T4. Taking a supplement may help, avoid oily foods,junk foods, go for walk. Do Tests every 3 to 6 months. And consult doctor on time. Hello dear 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 .
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I had my AVR. After that I am not able to keep my weight in balance. My doctor refuses my re-entry to gym (which I have been to before my surgery ) Any suggestions please ? I am male 60 yrs Not a diabetic Am hyperyensive but under control with medications Medicines I take: Acitrom 4 mg 1 per day Cardace 5 mg 1per day Amlong 5 mg 2 per day. I hae my routine annual check ups and my ptr has always remains almost constant. Thanks in advance

MD, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Pune
I have specialised medicine prepared for fat loss. It works by converting extra fat to glucose and ensures complete consumption of glucose thereby giving you proper fat loss and natural shape correction. With this medicine, you can lose up to 5 kg per month. If you are interested in this treatment, kindly let me know Detailed mechanism of action This medicine locates extra fat, transports it to liver. This step gives you inches loss or figure correction. In the next step, the fat is converted to glucose, at this step, your apetite is reduced as your requirements of glucose are fulfilled out of extra fat. This way, dieting becomes very easy. In the next step glucose is utilised in cells as this medicine transports glucose and oxygen inside cell wall where with the help of mitochondria, the glucose is converted to Water and carbon dioxide. The water evaporates through sweat or urine and carbon dioxide is expelled through respiration. This is how fat vani shes and we get weight loss and shape correction. Regards Dr.Omkar Shahapurkar
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Sir I am just 21 years old I am having problem bhi loud sound from last two years as diwali is coming and sound crackers will be used and sound of those crackers and vibration produced from it creates situation like heart attack I am in a big trouble my hearts beats use to go high and starts getting pain in chest and I get very irritated sir please help me what to do and how to control it.

PhD, Human Energy Fields, Diploma in PIP, EFI, Aura scanning for Health evaluation; Energy field assessment, Fellowship Cardiac Rehabilitation, Cardiac Rehabilitation, MD (Ayur - Mind Body Med), Mind Body Medicine
Non-Invasive Conservative Cardiac Care Specialist, Pune
Sir I am just 21 years old I am having problem bhi loud sound from last two years as diwali is coming and sound crack...
Dear lybrate-user, Your letter is dated Oct 29, and today is 14th Nov. SO all the noise of diwali s over. I pray you are feeling better. Regards.
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I am a 63 years old male suffering from chronic liver disease, dm- type 2, hyper thyroid, b. P.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am a 63 years old male suffering from chronic liver disease, dm- type 2, hyper thyroid, b. P.
hi you can take for hyperthyroidism tab. neo-marcazole 5 mg bd .. insulin is best option for type DM-2. PL.SEND MORE DETAILS ABOUT YOUR LIVER REPORTS. AND BP.
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I am 36 year female. I am having pain in my chest line from 1 month. Feel tired àfter doing a little work also suggest.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
I am 36 year female. I am having pain in my chest line from 1 month. Feel tired àfter doing a little work also suggest.
You may be having chest pain due to 1.acidity. 2. severe anxiety 3. muscular problem Local application of Volini gel 1% twice a day for 2-3 day Consult Physician/me for Further Management
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I am suffering from chest pain yes because may be I smoke is this a reason for my chest pain? Can you help me out for this?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am suffering from chest pain yes because may be I smoke is this a reason for my chest pain? Can you help me out for...
You stop smoking as this is due to smoking best age to stop smoking is before 40, in fact do not start all only by using strong will power and avoiding all situations where you feel like smoking, chewing tobacco or drinking or using drugs avoiding friends who smoke and diverting mind by reading or chewing a gum, like nicorette and taking a walk when you crave for a smoke can all help. You can chew nicorette gum which is nicotine replacement. There are medicines available. Which can be prescribed if asked personally cigarette smoking is a leading preventable cause of mortality.
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Some time while breathing I have pain in right side of chest. What is the solution.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
Some time while breathing I have pain in right side of chest. What is the solution.
Hello, CHEST PAIN in your case may be due to 1.acidity. 2. severe anxiety 3. muscular problem Is history of any trauma / breathing difficulty also is pain only at one point? is burning chest also + Local application of Volini gel 1% twice a day for 2-3 day i need to take detail history for further management consult Physician/me for further management
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I have so much hair falling. How to reduce heart attack rate? How much water I should drink? If I have stomach then how much time I want to wait for food?

MBBS
General Physician, Ahmednagar
I have so much hair falling.
How to reduce heart attack rate?
How much water I should drink? If I have stomach then h...
Hair fall indicates your health is down. One needs 3-4 liters of water in a day. If every thing is right hunger is there and u can eat 2-3 times in a day. Normal heart rate is 72 beats /min.
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I am suffering from dry cough last two weeks and I have chest pain what I am doing?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
I am suffering from dry cough last two weeks and I have chest pain what I am doing?
Take following remedies 1. Pomegrnate juice 1 cup + gud [juggerry] 1 tsp + sunth 1/4th table spoon after lunch and dinner 2. Have mung dal and rice for 3 days.
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I am having high blood pressure 140/100. 150/100. And my age is only 20 please help.

Vedicgram Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Noida
I am having high blood pressure 140/100. 150/100. And my age is only 20 please help.
May be due to some pathology. For a time you take around 4 to 5 litres of water in day not cold water. Also do some anulome vilom and sabasana and head massage. Avoid spicy, oily,junk, heavy meals.
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Dear sir, My blood pressure is normal within 3 months like below 140-90 then can I leave my blood pressure tablet star press xl 25 mg.

DRCH, BHMS
Homeopath, Bareilly
Dear sir,
My blood pressure is normal within 3 months like below 140-90 then can I leave my blood pressure tablet sta...
If this blood pressure range [ 140/90] comes after regularly taking of medicine that means your bp is under control by the effect of medicine and you should not withdraw the medicine and if that value is after withdrawal of medicine then you can leave it with a regular checkup and keep a watch on your bp.
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I am 50 years old high bp regularly taken medicine what should I do. & another thing is that my wife's last week test shows that her sugar level high about 300 m/g what should I 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 a registered dietitian , certified diabetes educator and a doctor(General Physician) who will help you in your diabetes problem. You need to provide me your daily food intake details .There are many lifestyle and dietary guidelines that can be followed : take high fiber prescribed diet. Get more physical activity by prescription from a registered dietitian Maintain a healthy body weight Eat a balanced diet which includes whole grains and excludes all refined products like maida as prescribed by a registered dietitian , If you're overweight, diabetes prevention may hinge on weight loss. Every pound you lose can improve your health, and you may be surprised by how much. Participants in one large study who lost a modest amount of weight around 7 percent of initial body weight and exercised regularly reduced the risk of developing diabetes by almost 60 percent. I being a registered dietitian and doctor have been successfully helping patients with their diabetes problem. I will also prescribe medicines that will speed up the time to achieve your weight management goals. Do reply back for private consultation.
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My age 73 years Plus diabetic high pressure - from more than 25 years. Taking medicine Glypride 1, repeat H once a day plus vitamin tablets. Night before going to bed aspirin AV 75 normal working - 6 to 7 hours sound sleep-late morning walk and ex crises and normal working every day. Motion - try to clear every day. Keep clear the nose and trout {nak and gall ). Problem SNORING.

MBBS
General Physician, Ahmedabad
My age 73 years Plus diabetic high pressure - from more than 25 years.
Taking medicine Glypride 1, repeat H once a da...
It is good that you are working and doing exercise at your age. Congratulations - snoring is common after 50 years. Associated cold increases it. You can use nasal spray or slightly warm castor oil in both nostrils at bedtime.
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Hi I am 30 year old and I am getting pain in right waits upper whenever I sit down and 150 blood pressure and I am suffering acidity from two three days, let me know it will harm to kidney or other any problems. Pls get me out of this.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
Hi I am 30 year old and I am getting pain in right waits upper whenever I sit down and 150 blood pressure and I am su...
Please Take very simple and light food for 5 days Take Tab Dompan SR 5 1 on empty stomach Tab yastimadhu by Himalaya 10 1 1 Sy mucaine 1 2 tsf three times a day Re Consult me on Lybrate after 5 days.
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