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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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I'm 27 years old m suffering from dizziness from 1 and half years continue, I even could not eat meet n junk food if I eat I feel dizzy. There is little pain on my feet n burn when I walk. My eyes blur when I feel dizzy. I have check my BP in hospital its normal but whn I check in pharmacy it shows 110/150 I don't no whom to trust. I am scared whether I m going to have heart attack. Please help!

CCH, CGO, BUMS
Unani Specialist, Siddharth Nagar
I'm 27 years old m suffering from dizziness from 1  and half years continue, I even could not eat meet n junk food if...
Check your bp 3days continuesly on same instrument do your hb tlc serum calcium and till then take vertigan 8mg twice a day and some multivitamin take gud sleep do exercise you will feel better.
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Hello dr. My father had cadiac arrest twice n now he is in deep coma. Pls suggest wat to do

M.B;B.S, P.G.(FAMILY MEDICINE), D.O.H.
General Physician, Hyderabad
Dear sayed, you cannot do any treatment outside as he is in deep coma. He should be under intensive care by good cardiologist.Chances of recovery depends on the cause of coma.
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I am a student. Am 23 years old. At 28th december doctor found my pressure high 150/100. At that time when Dr. was checking my pressure I realized that my heart is pounding so quickly, I think its a panic. Doctor told me its a very dangerous, and I have got tensed. Now in my home when am checking my blood pressure its showing 122/76,122/80. After few days I went to the doctor and he found my pressure dat much high and I observed at that time my heart is running so quickly. I can not even made myself relax during the check and its showing high. Am totally fit before 28th december. Is it ok or there is any kind of problem. Now am to much tensed. please help me. Thank you.

MBBS, MD, MEDICINE
Cardiologist, Chandigarh
I am a student. Am 23 years old. At 28th december doctor found my pressure high 150/100. At that time when Dr. was ch...
Don't worry, it's called as white coat hypertension, tend to increase during reading by a doctor. Do you have family history of high bp, smoking, any giddiness or fainting, chest tightness etc. You monitor your blood pressure thrice a day for week and get back with the readings. Also till have low salt diet. After seeing the readings we can get some tests done. Also try to check the readings with another bp apparatus.
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Hi I am 31 Years old and from yesterday I have some problem in my heart (left side) its like burning sensation and some time its like pinching sensation, could you please tel me what could be the reason on this, I am bit nerves.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Hi I am 31 Years old and from yesterday I have some problem in my heart (left side) its like burning sensation and so...
It could be due to hyper acidity 1. Take bland diet, Avoid foods which cause acidity like spicy, oily, fatty and junk foods, onion, garlic, citrus fruit like orange grape, lemon, tomato, cucumber, raddish, vinegar, pickle etc 2. Have proper Breakfast, Don’t skip or postpone your meal, Take home made food, Avoid food and water from outside, 3. Eat food slowly, don’t rush, take smaller meals at frequent intervals like 5-6 meals per day, and don't overeat. Limit fluid intake during meal4. Drink plenty of water (8-10 glass daily). Take your meal regularly and timely. Avoid fasting, Don’t skip your breakfast. 5. Stop smoking, consumption of alcohol and tobacco, excess tea or coffee, carbonated drinks if you are having,6. Avoid stress, have adequate rest, sleep for 7-8 hours daily in night, go for regular exercise, practice yoga/meditation 7. Take one tablet of pan40 in the morning before breakfast daily for few days. 8.Consult physician for further advice.
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My cousin have severe chest pain and when he consulted a doctor he diagnosed and asked to take a echo cardio gram. And when the echo cardio gram results says that there was a left ventricle diastolic dysfunction. Actually what it means. Can yo explain this.

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
My cousin have severe chest pain and when he consulted a doctor he diagnosed and asked to take a echo cardio gram. An...
it indicates that filling of blood in left ventricle is less. and ejrction fraction ie pumping is low.
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Hello sir I am 49 years old I am taking mascart 40 tablet in high blood pressure and velol 25 mg for low blood pressure. Both tablet we have taken at daily routine. Bp is stable but pulse rate not control 110 to 125. And fever symptoms. I have a stomach ulcer problem. Can you please suggest what we have to do.

MBBS, Dip.Cardiology, Fellowship in Clinical Cardiology(FICC), Fellowship in Echocardiology
Cardiologist, Ghaziabad
Hello sir I am 49 years old I am taking mascart 40 tablet in high blood pressure and velol 25 mg for low blood pressu...
High pulse rate can be due to fever or it may be due to cardiac issues. You need to get evaluated Get a ECG and 2D echocardiography done and also a fever panel including CBC, Urine Rm, and other tests depending on your symptoms. Like if you have fever with chills, get malaria typhoid screening done. About Stomach ulcers need time to heal and needs antacids like syp. Digene and pantoprazole 40 mg twice a day also you need an ulcer protective agents lie syp. Sucrafil twice a day for 3 weeks.
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Hello doctors, My name is sri. My mom she is suffering from high blood pressure since 20 years. Now the blood pressure is not in control. She don't have any other problems except this blood pressure and she is on medication since 20 years. Can I get any help on this? Please suggest how to put it in control?

BHMS
Homeopath, Secunderabad
Hello doctors, My name is sri. My mom she is suffering from high blood pressure since 20 years. Now the blood pressur...
Please get her checked by another doctor for a second opinion. May be it's time to reanalyse her case once again with a new approach. Let the doctor check her and do some tests. The doctor may change the medicine and ask for regular follow up so that it can be ensured that her BP comes under control. So regular monitoring is important. She should also consider changing her life style. A healthy lifestyle will help her to cope with the new regime in a better manner. She can also learn Yoga and (other parts of yoga) from an expert and consistently do it every day. Please revert with your feed back.
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I keep on gaining weight. It increased more than 20 Kgs in the last 3 years. With increased weight I feel lethargic, my libido have decreased, my cholesterol levels have gone up and my BP also remains high. Please advice.

M.B.B.S. , PG Diploma In Clinical Cardiology
Cardiologist, Delhi
I keep on gaining weight. It increased more than 20 Kgs in the last 3 years. With increased weight I feel lethargic, ...
Hi try to loose weight 45 minutes of strenous exercise should be done every day 30 minutes of brisk walking to be done avoid oily spicy food fatty foods should not be taken no ghee butter cream ,use saffla or olive oil. Eat lot of fibres in your diet eat vegetables in your diet do not take egg yolk or red meat.

I am taking INDITEL AM tablet to control my hypertension, any side effects on prolonged use of this tablet. Pls suggest of the three allopathic, homeopathy, Ayurvedic which has the best medicine for long term hypertension cure.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I am taking INDITEL AM tablet to control my hypertension, any side effects on prolonged use of this tablet. Pls sugge...
Hello Lybrate user according to ayurveda, Hypertension is referred to as Rakta Capa Vriddhi and it sees the vitiation of vata and pitta doshas as the main cause. Home Remedy- Mix 1 teaspoon of onion juice with an equal amount of honey. Take once a day for 1 week. Upon noticing improvement, continue for several more days. Treatment- 1-take sarpgandha vati twice a day. 2-yogendra ras. Akik bhasm works very good in case of hypertension. 3-Take pranacharya no tens capsule twice a day Diet-avoid salty diet. Oily food. Lower your stress. Do pranayama early morning.
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I'm 26years old. 71kg. 5'8" tall. BP 110/80 (yesterday's). How frequently can I donate blood?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I'm 26years old. 71kg. 5'8" tall. BP 110/80 (yesterday's). How frequently can I donate blood?
Hello. Normally a healthy person can donate blood after every 3months, but every time need to go though a basic blood test, weight and height of course is also considered!
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Dear/madam please give me solution for my chest pain and acidity have a long time problem please give solution.

Ph.D - Ayurveda, MD - Ayurveda, Diploma in Diet and Nutrition, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Diploma Yoga
Ayurveda, Jaipur
Dear/madam please give me solution for my chest pain and acidity have a long time problem please give solution.
it may gas-distention trouble due to indigestion. have simple bland food (Khichadi) for next few days avoiding junk, oily, spicy fried and deep-fried food items. drink lot of water. Add Jeera, Ajwain, Sonth in ur food items – these herbs prevent gas formation. Reduce intake of tea – coffee. Instead u can have green tea. dont lye-down or sit immediately after having meals. have a walk instead. maintain good bowel habits. Have more of Coconut Water, Gulkand etc to relieve acidity, Avoid too much of Cauliflower, Peas, Brinjals, Namkeens as snacks etc. Do regular walking and mild exercises. You may also do a weekly fast – just to relax and calm down ur system. Fasting also helps in cleansing of the system. for gas some herbal medicines might also help you but after proper history taking. For that u may consult me privately over Lyberate. Please update with ur valuable feedback.
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Guidance for CAD, Heart Patients undergoing CABG

MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Guidance for CAD, Heart Patients undergoing CABG

What is CABG?

CABG or Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting is a surgery done to improve blood flow to the heart. In most instances there is a fatty plaque (CAD or Coronary Artery Disease) in the vessels of heart which reduces the blood flow required for normal function. The plaque may grow or harden with time and reduces oxygen-rich blood reaching the heart. Lowering of the amount of oxygen reaching the heart may result in Chest Pain - called Angina. The plaque may even rupture and form clots on its surface. The clot formed may mostly or even completely block the blood flow - leading to Heart Attack or Myocardial Infarction.

In CABG, a normal vein or artery from the patient's body is connected to the blocked coronary artery. Thereby bypassing the obstructing plaque and creates a new path along which blood can now reach the heart.

What are other options for Treatment of CAD?

Other than CABG options for treatment of CAD include - Lifestyle changes, Medications, PCI or Balloon Angioplasty.

PCI is a nonsurgical option where the blocked artery can be opened and generally a stent is placed at the point of blockage to keep the blood flowing.

Goals of CABG

CABG is done to achieve the following

1. Reduce the symptoms (Chest Pain, Breathlessness etc)
2. Improve quality of Life and helps to resume a more active Lifestyle
3. Improved pumping action of the heart
4. Reduce chances of Heart Attack
5. Improve chances of survival

Who needs CABG?

CABG is a surgical treatment for CAD.

Your doctor may recommend CABG if other treatments have not worked or he judges it good in his clinical opinion.

Decision will be based on factors such as -

1. Severity, Location and number of blockages
2. Response to other treatments
3. Your quality of Life and severity of symptoms
4. Other Medical conditions that you might have
5. Your Age and Medical History

Medical Tests that may be required to determine the need are -

1. ECG
2. Echocardiography
3. Coronary Angiography

THE SURGERY

Outlook


CABG is a relatively safe Surgery. The safety of the procedure will depend on your age, existing heart function, and experience of the Doctor.

What to expect before

You will need to undergo a few tests to prepare you for CABG such as - Blood tests, Chest X-Ray, ECG, Echocardiography or maybe Coronary Angiography. Doctors that perform CABG are Cardiothoracic Surgeons.

Things to ask your Doctor at this Stage -

1. What you can eat or drink
2. What activities are you allowed to do (e.g. smoking)
3. What medicines to take (Share all the medicines that you are taking for any other conditions)
4. As the outlook for surgery is heavily dependent on the number of procedures a Doctor has performed - it will be a good idea to get information about his clinical experience.

If you have already undergone all the tests - surgery may be done on the same or a day after the admission.

What to expect after

You will require admission into ICU typically for 1 or 2 days, to monitor your progress better after the surgery. You will be given oxygen therapy while hospitalized. You may also be asked to wear Compression Stockings while your movement is limited.

After you leave ICU you will require admission in the hospital for about 4 - 6 days.

Recovery at Home

Things to ask your doctor before leaving the hospital.

1. How to care for incision wounds and stitches.
2. How to identify signs of infection
3. How to identify conditions for which you need to call the Doctor right away.
4. When to make follow-up appointments

Common side effects of CABG wear off within 4 - 6 weeks but may include.

1. Discomfort in area from where the vein was taken
2. Itching and swelling at incision wounds
3. Fatigue, Loss of Sleep, Loss of Appetite
4. Constipation

Full recovery from CABG takes 6 - 12 weeks.

Your doctor will advise you when you can resume specific activities. If your work is not too demanding physically, it is common to return to work after 6 weeks. You can resume sexual activities after 4 weeks and drive after 4 - 8 weeks.

Ongoing Care

At you follow up visits you will require to undergo tests such as ECG, Echocardiography etc. to see how much your heart has improved. CABG is not a cure for CAD. A complete Treatment will always involve Lifestyle changes, Reducing weight, Medications, and Cardiac Rehabilitation Exercises. Your doctor will prepare a treatment plan for you including these things. Be sure to pay attention to them as religiously as your Surgery.

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Mujhe saans ki problm hai khaskar upstairs jane ke baad ya after walking. Aisa lagta jaise nose me kuch fassa hua balgam type and raat ko kharrate bhi kafi leti hun. Dakaar bhi kabhi nhi aata. Migraine ki kafi problm rehti. Week me 3 times attack aata migraine ka. Kabhi kabhi chest me bhi jalan rehti and fingers and arms me shivering and sleeping time ya bed pe lete time legs apne aap move krti ya baar bar move krni padti. Shivering bhi hoti. please help me.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
Mujhe saans ki problm hai khaskar upstairs jane ke baad ya after walking. Aisa lagta jaise nose me kuch fassa hua bal...
Please Avoid lethargic life style Wake up early go for morning walk in greenery daily with relaxed mind Do pranayam and yoga daily Take salads and fruits more Avoid oily spicy and fast food, non veg food, processed food Put SHADBINDU OIL drops in both nostrils regularly Take Sy Kankasav 15 ml twice a day for 7 days Somasav 15 ml twice a day for 7 days Reconsult after 7 days for further advice.
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please advice meal for uric acid high cholesterol and high proteins patient self.

BHMS
Homeopath,
please advice meal for uric acid high cholesterol and high proteins patient self.
Avoid egg,,mutton,red legumes,,tomato,,milk and milk product for uric acid..for cholesterol avoid fatty food only..u have to walk regularly to get rid of this..along with the medicines....
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I am 59 years. Suffering from hypercholestremea & raised bp. got advice to take allium sativam q and is taking for last one and half month along with telmesartan 20+amlodepine 5. The bp is normal 110/80 but the total cholestrol is 253. Also constipation is feeling. Is it due to the effect of allium sativam? kindly advice.

General Physician (AM)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Chandigarh
No. Limit the amount of white bread, sugar, meat, junk food and milk products (cheese, milk, butter, cream.) and increasing fresh fruits, veggies, water and fiber (beans, oats,) also yogurt really helps due to the probiotics. Maybe you could do a food diary for a period, eliminate a couple of items at a time and build up until you have added enough other of good items to make the stools loose. Oatmeal helps out tremendously. Figure out the diet and once you've added enough good things. This could be a food allergy, do some research, usually its lactose (dairy), nuts, sugar, food coloring, preservatives. Try to avoid boxed and processed foods which have more preservatives, calories, fat, high carb. I hope some of this helps. In the mean time try (biochemic) biocombination numb 4 requires detailed questioning so as to ascertain your personality and to treat you symptomatically. Treatment is available, safe and without side effects in biochemic system of medication. Consult me in private.
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I am heart attack patient with sugar level 380 fasting . I take insulin (insuman) 25 units daily at morning time. Please prefer me medicine (tablets).

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I am heart attack patient with sugar level 380 fasting . I take insulin (insuman) 25 units daily at morning time. Ple...
First you get tested for diabetes type 1 or type 2 which is maturity onset. Type 1 needs only insulin + diet therapy. Type 2 is controlled with medicines + diet and type 2 rarely requires insulin & type 1 is never controlled with medicines, insulin is the only therapy.
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I dnt know but from 3 month daily 3 or 4 time in a day my heartbeat get fast for 3 or 4 minute. Earlier it was 3 or 4 time but now its many time in a day. These days I am facing more gastric problem as well. And from 3 days besides private part or starting of left leg its paining continuously. Please suggest.

Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S)
Ayurveda, Kanpur
I dnt know but from 3 month daily 3 or 4 time in a day my heartbeat get fast for 3 or 4 minute. Earlier it was 3 or 4...
सूतशेखर रस 125 मिग्रा दिन में 2 बार पंचसकार चूर्ण + अविपत्तिकर चूर्ण + कर्पद भस्म + शंख भस्म कर sootshekhar ras 125 mg twice a day panchsakar churna 50 gm + avipattikar churna 40 gm + karpad bhasm 10 gm + shankh bhasm 5 gm SAB KO MILAKAR 5 GM twice a day
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I am 40 years old done Blood test through Lybrate (Thyrocare) my cholesterol level is 254 which is high triglycerides level is 102 B12 and D vitamin deficiency detected please advice what kind of changes required I am also overweight.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Cardiology, Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS - Physician )
Cardiologist, Delhi
I am 40 years old done Blood test through Lybrate (Thyrocare) my cholesterol level is 254 which is high triglycerides...
1) U need to focus on loosing weight. Start diet modification (take a detailed diet consult). Start brisk walking begin gradually and increase it to 45 mins of brisk walk everyday. 2) Repeat your lipid profile after 6 weeks of the above precautions and if it is still high u will need medication. 3) quit smoking and drinking if u do. 4) Start For vitamin D u will need supplement, for Vitamin B just eat curd, sprouts and fruits.
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What are the symptoms of heart attack and what are the chances of having one at young age such as mine?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
What are the symptoms of heart attack and what are the chances of having one at young age such as mine?
Hello, * Chest pain, specially left sided, travels to shoulder,arm. with profuse cold sweating. labored breathing,restlessness, with blurred vision, difficulty in speech, BP may rise, person may go in coma, even. person should be taken into hospital,immediately. Heart- attach is caused due to irregular life style,raised cholesterol level, diabetes, stress, anxiety and some times drug abused. U, should assess your self accordingly and try to get rid of any of the above furnished conditions to avoid,heart attach. All d best,& Stay-fit
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