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Dr. Prashant Rai

MBBS, MD - General Medicine

Cardiologist, Bangalore

23 Years Experience
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Dr. Prashant Rai MBBS, MD - General Medicine Cardiologist, Bangalore
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Dr. Prashant Rai is one of the best Cardiologists in Jayanagar, Bangalore. He has been a practicing Cardiologist for 23 years. He studied and completed MBBS, MD - General Medicine . You can consult Dr. Prashant Rai at Heartcare Center in Jayanagar, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Prashant Rai and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Mangalore university - 1994
MD - General Medicine - Kuvempu University - 1997
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From last 6-7 year I am suffering from high bp. Diabetic and having thyroid as well. For that I am taking one tablet of ziblok 50 for bp, glimy-1 for sugar and thyroxin50 for thioride, by using this my health is under controll, I want substitute for above in ayurveda. From last three month I have not taken zeblok 50 but my bp is controlled, I am now taking dibicon in place of glimy-1 but iot doesn't work and my sugar level raised to 120-200 kindly advice.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
From last 6-7 year I am suffering from high bp. Diabetic and having thyroid as well. For that I am taking one tablet ...
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.
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My name raghuvinder, I patient of blood pressure before 5 years. I take many medicines and help for good doctors but no any profit for me. I have very tired. So please sir me his advise and away my illnesses. I shall be highly oblised to you. thanks sir.

MD(AM)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Delhi
My name raghuvinder, I patient of blood pressure before 5 years. I take many medicines and help for good doctors but ...
Dear lybrate user, for a young patient like you I do not prefer to recommend a medicine, you are advised to become more active, regularly participate in out door games, take at least one banana daily in your breakfast. Use more salad in your meals. Spare sometime to meditate.
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What to do at home when any old person's blood pressure is high, how to control at home very fast?

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
What to do at home when any old person's blood pressure is high, how to control at home very fast?
To control & maintain Blood pressure to normal these are best methods to follow:.• Do physical exercise like jogging, running or brisk walk for atleast 20-30 minutes. • Maintain your cholesterol level to normal & eat least amount of butter, cream or fatty things. • Eat less amount of pickle, salt and fast food as they contain high sodium levels. • Avoid drinking alcohol and smoking. • Take less amount of caffine containing coffee, tea or cold drinks because caffine causes increase BP. • Drink 8 to 10 glass of water daily • Take 6 to 8 hrs of sleep daily. Do not take too much stress. • Do long breathing pranayams (Anulom- Vilom, Bhramari) daily for 10 - 15 minutes. It will reduce your stress level in your body. • Eat healthy diet such as green leafy vegetables, fruits. • Take 5 ml of GULAB Jal added in a glass of water daily once a day.
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Hi my husband was suffered from heart attack in 2000 due to not taking suitable treatment at that and now from last 16 years he is eating medicines regularly three time in a day. Now medicine start showing side effects like weakening of food pipe etc. Now what we do to reduce side effects.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Pune
Hi my husband was suffered from heart attack in 2000 due to not taking suitable treatment at that and now from last 1...
salt restriction, proper diet,regular exercise, yoga ,pranayam, morning walk for 45 minutes, weight control, stress free life, avoid excessive tea,coffee,cold drinks,overeating, late night works,excessive sexual activities
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There is a lots of pain in the left side chest and the pain comes from back i.e. from scapula to the chest also gastric trouble so give me appropriate suggestions.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bangalore
There is a lots of pain in the left side chest and the pain comes from back i.e. from scapula to the chest also gastr...
Hi Sushma., Thanks for writing into lybrate., CAUSES:- 1.Physical and mental stress can also cause ulceration Causes of gastric mucosa inflammation: a. Acidic foods b. Alcohol c. Smoking d. Stress e. Drugs Symptoms:- 1.Constant Pain 2.Indigestion 3.Nausea 4.Vomiting 5.Lack of appetite 6.Diarrhea Medication:- 1.Madhiphala rasayana-10ml withwarmwater before food. 2.Tab Kamaduga with Mouktik-1tab twice aday after food. General tips to avoid:- 1.Hot Spicy foods 2.Alcohol 3.Smoking 4.Excessive eating 5.Large meals before bed 6.Fatty food 7.Pulse 8.Late nights.
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This query is for my father, age 72. He suffered a cardiac attack 4 months back. He was given a treatment for the same. Now he is very much fine. But now I want to know the status of the blockages. What should I do? Does Lybrate offer any such test?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Fazilka
This query is for my father, age 72. He suffered a cardiac attack 4 months back. He was given a treatment for the sam...
By onlly angiography of heart status of blocages can be known also advised lipid profile test for ayurvedic treatment of blocages consult me privately.
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Coronary Artery Disease Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

MBBS, DM - Cardiology, MD
Cardiologist, Hyderabad
Coronary Artery Disease   Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Coronary artery disease is one of the major killer diseases of the modern society. It is not a solitary problem but brings with it a multitude of issues including obesity, diabetes, stroke, and other metabolic disorders. A thorough understanding of what causes it and how to manage it can help save thousands of lives.

Causes: The circulatory system is mainly made up of the heart and a complex network of arteries and veins. The inner walls of these are lined with smooth muscles, allowing for free flow of blood. Gradually, over a period of time, given the density, the fat from the blood flowing through these vessels settles along the walls of these vessels. This attracts more fat, lipoproteins, and other inflammatory cells and so the process continues. This reduces the diameter of the blood vessels, therefore reducing the amount of blood supply to the target organs. If the target organ is a vital one like the brain or the heart, then it could lead to stroke or heart attacks.

Main causes for coronary artery disease include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sedentary lifestyle, obesity, smoking, diabetes, and stress. Men are more prone than women, and family history and age puts them at higher risk.

Symptoms: Reduced blood supply to the target organ causes the following symptoms:

  1. Shortness of Breath: A person with coronary artery disease will feel short of breath and tired with most activities, even like walking a few meters.

  2. Chest Pain: A strong pressure sensation on the left side of the chest is an indication of coronary artery disease. Known as angina, it comes with stress and goes away once the stress is removed. It could sometimes radiate to the shoulder, down the arm, or up into the jaw also. These are classical symptoms of angina or heart attack and is considered an emergency. Of note, this is often mistaken for indigestion.

  3. Palpitations: A sensation where you are able to hear your heartbeat.

  4. Nausea and Excessive Sweating: Nausea and excessive sweating are also seen during angina.

Treatment: There are 3 modes to manage this.

  • Medications:

    • Aspirin to reduce the viscosity of the blood.

    • Statin to control the cholesterol levels.

    • Beta blockers to control hypertension.

    • Nitroglycerin for temporary relief of angina pain.

  • Surgical Procedures:  Surgical procedures including balloon angioplasty followed by placement of drug-eluting stents and coronary artery bypass surgery are done to manage more severe cases.

  • Lifestyle Change: Lifestyle changes including reduced fat consumption, decrease body weight, stop smoking, increased physical exercise, and reducing stress are highly important in preventing further damage.

Once suspected, coronary artery disease can be effectively managed and the extent of damage controlled using the above techniques.

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I am suffering from dry cough for last 2 weeks and I have chest pain whenever hard cough. Please help me.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am suffering from dry cough for last 2 weeks and I have chest pain whenever hard cough. Please help me.
Dear Lybrateuser, - Do steam inhalation twice a day - have more of warm fluids like water, tea, coffee, milk (mix 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric powder in a cup of warm milk & have 2-3 times a day), have warm soup - take tablet Sinarest, 1 tablet twice a day - take Syrup Chericof, 2 teaspoonful three times a day - avoid cold fluids, spicy & fried foods, aerated drinks - have a well balanced diet with more if green leafy vegetables & fruits - do regular exercise like jogging, brisk walking, yoga & deep breathing for 10-15 min daily in the morning to boost your immunity & proper blood circulation - if not much relief then do an x-ray chest & consult a doctor.
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In ECG I got PR intervals 112ms. My age is47 years is it any indication of heart problem?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
In ECG I got PR intervals 112ms. My age is47 years is it any indication of heart problem?
The PR interval begins at the onset of the P wave and ends at the onset of the QRS complex. This interval represents the time the impulse takes to reach the ventricles from the sinus node. It is termed the PR interval because the Q wave is frequently absent. Normal values lie between 0.12 and 0.20 seconds. You are normal Normally this interval is 0.12 to 0.20 seconds (3 to 5 small boxes) in adults, longer in elderly people.
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Can I take atorvastatin pill at night before next morning on which lipid profile test has to be done? Or should I avoid to take it.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Can I take atorvastatin pill at night before next morning on which lipid profile test has to be done? Or should I avo...
If you are already under atorvastatin you can have it in the previous evening before lipid profile to ascertain whether it is under control with atorvastatin or not
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Sleep for Healthy Heart

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Sleep for Healthy Heart

Good quality of sleep decreases heart rate and blood pressure thus decreasing work of heart lack of sleep keeps the heart rate and blood pressure elevated.both are linked to increased incidence of heart disease. Lack of sleep increases insulin resistance and the risk of type 2 diabetes Mellitus and also increases C-reactive protein a protein associated with inflammation.

Both diabetes and C-reactive protein are associated with higher incidence of coronary artery disease.

type diabetes
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Hypertension - All You Need to Know

MBBS, DMCH, DEM
General Physician, Jaipur
Hypertension - All You Need to Know

High blood pressure or hypertension is a condition where the long term force induced by blood on the artery walls may lead to health complications. In some cases high blood pressure can be a chronic condition without any visible symptoms. The normal value of blood pressure is 120/80 mm Hg. Even if high blood pressure doesn't have any obvious symptoms, it can cause significant damage to cardiovascular health and blood vessels. Uncontrolled hypertension exposes you to the risks of stroke and cardiac arrest. Following are the causes and complications of hypertension:

Causes of Hypertension
The causes of hypertension vary depending on the two types of the condition namely primary hypertension and secondary hypertension. In case of primary hypertension there are hardly any identifiable causes. 

Recently diagnosed high blood pressure with following signs may be due to secondary hypertension: 

  1. High blood pressure not responding to blood pressure medications (resistant hypertension) 
  2. Very high BP — systolic blood pressure over 180 (mm Hg) or diastolic blood pressure over 120 
  3. Sudden-onset high blood pressure before age 30 or after age 55 Risk factors includes- 
  4. High blood pressure tends to run in families. 
  5. Being overweight or obesity, physically inactivity. 
  6. Using tobacco/ smoking or chewing tobacco, too much salt (sodium) in your diet, Drinking too much alcohol
  7. Having more than two drinks a day for men and more than one drink a day for women may affect your blood pressure. 
  8. Stress. High levels of stress /family history of high BP

Certain medications like contraceptives, painkillers and some other drugs

  1. Sleep disorders
  2. Problems related to the kidney
  3. Tumors in the adrenal gland
  4. Thyroid issues
  5. Congenital heart defects from birth
  6. Drug abuse
  7. Excessive consumption of alcohol
  8. Complications of hypertension

Persistent high blood pressure can result in atherosclerosis that is hardening of the arteries. This can severely wreck cardiovascular health and cause stroke, heart attack or other complications. Hypertension can also result in a disorder called aneurysm in which the blood vessels tend to swell and weaken. Rupture of an aneurysm can be fatal.

Heart failure is one of the most serious complications associated with hypertension. It becomes increasingly difficult for the heart to pump blood along with the high pressure. Consequently, the heart muscle thickens and leads to cardiac arrest. It can also lead to kidney problems. Narrowing and weakening of certain blood vessels present in the kidney can cause organ failure. It can also lead to eye problems and sometimes even loss of vision due to narrowing or thickening of blood vessels in the eye.

Metabolic syndrome, which refers to a cluster of deficiencies in the metabolism of your body including high triglycerides, low levels of good cholesterol (High density lipoprotein) and high levels of insulin. These metabolic disorders increase the risk of developing diabetes and other complications. Uncontrolled high blood pressure and interference with your ability to remember and think. It can trigger memory loss and affect your understanding and deriving skills. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a general physician.

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I am 30 year old, height 5.5, weight 71. My heart is paining since a year. What will be the reason behind this. It happens more in rainy days.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
I am 30 year old, height 5.5, weight 71. My heart is paining since a year. What will be the reason behind this. It ha...
Hello, CHEST PAIN in your case may be due to 1.acidity. 2. severe anxiety 3. muscular problem A. You can take Tablet Pantocid 40 mg (if no drug allergy) one tablet before food for 3 days B. Local application of Volini gel 1% twice a day for 2-3 day you should go for BP check along with Base line ECG and review with report I am giving you some health tips to avoid acidity 1.Take small frequent meal kindly take 5-6 small meal in whole day 2.Take 6-8 glass of water in a day 4. Moderate physical activity regularly 5.avoid excessive tea, coffee 6. Do Not postpone Breakfast consult Physician for Further Management
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Hi, I am 29 years old and have weight of 90 kg and height is 5 feet 10 inches. I want to lose weight. Can you suggest any ayurvedic medicine for this. I also want ot know if vrikshamala will help me to lose weight and regulate my cholesterol levels. Thanks.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Hi, I am 29 years old and have weight of 90 kg and height is 5 feet 10 inches. I want to lose weight. Can you suggest...
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. Take anti cholesterol medicines .
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I have done stress test done 9 years back which came false positive coz went through thallium stress test twice in 3 years which came alright then got CT ANGIO done which came all right. I am type 2 diabetic for last 11 years. Do I need to repeat the CT ANGIO again now because it's been almost 7 years now I have not seen any cardiologist.

DNB (Endocrinology), MD - General Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Ludhiana
I have done stress test done 9 years back which came false positive coz went through thallium stress test twice in 3 ...
Hi, you have not mentioned whether your diabetes is controlled or not. I assume its controlled on above medicines. You can get a stress echo done and if positive then get an angiography done.
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Doctor I was ill many months and my sugar is very low. Please any way to your ill.

BHMS
Homeopath, Secunderabad
Number of causative factors for hypoglycemia. Homoeopathy is the permanent solution for this. Which medicines you are taking now? tell me your recent sugar levels.
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My cholesterol is 280 ldl is 180 hdl is 70 vldl is 30 triglyceride is 152 what to do how to control it in natural ways without taking medicines.

BHMS
Homeopath, Secunderabad
My cholesterol is 280 ldl is 180 hdl is 70 vldl is 30 triglyceride is 152 what to do how to control it in natural way...
You can change your life style for that. So begin with exercising everyday. Slowly increase the time duration and intensity of the exercise regime. Learn yoga as it can fine-tune the metabolism and also heal your system. Eat only healthy food. Avoid junk food and cold-drinks. Have daily fruits and vegetables. Take proper rest (sleep 6-8 hrs everyday). Finally stop worrying unnecessarily. Learn some relaxation techniques or meditation. If needed you can add Homeopathy which is safe and gentle. You can contact me later after 2 - 3 months.
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My blood pressure is low. How can I control my blood pressure? What type of food I should take?

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Hi, Follow these tips to increase your blood pressure: 1. Increase intake of salt by adding salt to curds rice and taking pickles along with curds rice. 2. Drink plenty of fluids like Nimbu pani, tender coconut, water, buttermilk, fresh fruit juices,etc. 3.Drink hot coffee or tea when you feel dizzy. 4. Take sound sleep for 7-8 hours at night. 5. Avoid standing for too long hours. 6.Do yoga and meditation which helps to relieve mental stress and control emotions. 7. Avoid anxiety, stress and depression. 8. Perform regular exercises. 9. Consume lot s of fresh green leafy vegatables, fruits, sprouts, etc. 10. Check your Hb% and BP with your family doctor and take their advise for further management.
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Cashews are told to contain high cholesterol and hence consumption is not good for heart. Please clarify.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Cashews are told to contain high cholesterol and hence consumption is not good for heart. Please clarify.
No plant foods contain cholesterol by itself. It is present only in animal products besides the liver itself produces cholesterol for the vital functions in the body.chol is important in the manufacture of steroid hormones.cashew consists of little saturated fats in it,so you need to be cautious while consuming it. Moderation is the key word here ..
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I am 51 years male man. My colestorol is high how I control it. My job is project job hardy. I want to control it and some time feel pain at left side on chest.

DM - Cardiology, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
Cardiologist, Delhi
I am 51 years male man. My colestorol is high how I control it. My job is project job hardy. I want to control it and...
Regular brisk walk for 30mts /day Avoid fatty foods and fried foods Avoid sodas Reduce sugary intake Consult cardiologist for chest pain
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