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Dr. Rahul Rao

Diploma in Bacteriology, Diploma in Cardiology

Cardiologist, Bangalore

9 Years Experience
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Dr. Rahul Rao Diploma in Bacteriology, Diploma in Cardiology Cardiologist, Bangalore
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Dr. Rahul Rao is an experienced Cardiologist in Pai Layout, Bangalore. He has been a successful Cardiologist for the last 9 years. He has done Diploma in Bacteriology, Diploma in Cardiology . He is currently practising at Vidya Diagnostics in Pai Layout, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Rahul Rao and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Diploma in Bacteriology - Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore, - 2008
Diploma in Cardiology - IGNOU, - 2011
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I have hypertension I am using bp meds my resting bp as 110/70 and maximum when I am stress or tensioned it shows as 140/80. Its ok or not?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I have hypertension I am using bp meds my resting bp as 110/70 and maximum when I am stress or tensioned it shows as ...
It is ok, but also get your stress treated from a psychiatrist, you may not need BP medicines at all, as your resting BP is below normal. All the best.
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It has been 6 months since my bypass surgery. I still feel pain when sleeping on my side in lower ribs. What could be the possible reason? Any exercises that I should be doing?

MBBS, M.S, M. Ch, F.I.A.C.S
Cardiologist, Chennai
It has been 6 months since my bypass surgery. I still feel pain when sleeping on my side in lower ribs. What could be...
Chest pain will disappear after some time. If ecg is normal there is nothing to worry take all medicines. Pysiotherapy. Just take your heart for a walk. Salt less than 2g/day.
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Hii, sometimes my left arm occur too much pain is it any heart diseases or its normal Can you tell me about it how and why it's happen.

MBBS
General Physician, Ahmednagar
Hii, sometimes my left arm occur too much pain is it any heart diseases or its normal Can you tell me about it how an...
There are so many causes. It may be due to Joint pain, Muscle pain. Over strain of arm and so on. At your age it unlikely that it is pain related to heart.
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I am 23 years old, how I control my Bp, pressure and weight increasing. My bp 103 per min, pressure also high, weight 74kg, height 174cm.

PGDD, RD, Bachelor of Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I am 23 years old, how I control my Bp, pressure and weight increasing. My bp 103 per min, pressure also high, weight...
Thanks for the query. There’s no overnight fix when it comes to healthy weight loss, but you can adjust your lifestyle to promote quick, natural weight loss for the benefit of your health and your appearance. Successful, long-term weight management needs to focus on more than the food you eat and the pounds you lose. It needs to focus on your overall health. Reshape your body and your lifestyle by adopting healthy habits and breaking unhealthy ones. Replace all processed foods in your diet with vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low-fat dairy, lean meats, eggs, legumes, nuts, seeds and seafood. Focus on the variety of whole, unprocessed foods you can eat instead of dwelling on the junk food you eliminated from your diet. Eat smaller portions at every meal and avoid going back for seconds. Take a smaller scoop of rice,  half of a piece of chicken instead of a whole piece and one less egg in your morning omelet, for example. Make time for breakfast every morning. Eating breakfast helps prevent overeating and is a habit of people who successfully lose weight. Pack to-go meals instead of eating convenience foods when you’re not home. Store foods like chopped fruits and vegetables or cooked grains, legumes, eggs and meats in your refrigerator so you always have something to grab when you’re in a rush. Buy fresh vegetables and fruits from the grocery store if you forget to bring healthful food from home. When you can’t avoid dining at a restaurant, opt for a salad as a starter, and always ask for the dressing on the side. Clear soups, lean meats, seafood and grain-based dishes like roti, whole grain bread are other good choices. Avoid excess salt in foods. Exercise for 30 to 60 minutes at least three times per week to build muscle and burn more calories. Pilates, strength training, aerobics, swimming, dancing and yoga or a sport like football are ideal choices. If you’re new to exercising, start with brisk walking and jogging. Adopt physically demanding hobbies like bicycling, hiking, jogging, power walking to promote faster weight loss. If you don’t have time for new hobbies, increase your physical activity with things like walking the dog, playing with the kids or jogging instead of driving to a nearby store or taking the stairs instead of the elevator.
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I am 20 years old boy I have blood pressure what preventions I will take to prevent? Please advise me.

MD, Fellowship in Intergrative Medicine, MBBS
Integrated Medicine Specialist, Kochi
I am 20 years old boy I have blood pressure what preventions I will take to prevent? Please advise me.
Hypertension, is a lifestyle diseases which require lifestyle solution and does not need medicines. It just involves dietary changes and lifestyle changes Cut down animal protein Eat plant based High fiber diet stop dairy Salt reduction. Do not eat any processed food .Cook your own food. Reduce stress by meditation and yoga exercise daily- Let me know the tests you have done so far and their results for younger age hypertension patients secondary causes like renal and Adrenal causes need to be ruled out. For more specific advise on how to reverse bp without medicines naturally take a consult what you require is treatment of the root cause and not the symptoms. Send a feedback, with your name and contact number and I will contact you and then if needed take a consult through Lybrate. Edit Answer.
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5 Ways to Stay in Love

MD - Physician
Sexologist, Coimbatore
5 Ways to Stay in Love

As much as we take a dip in the bucket of blues and sing happy- sad songs to float and fall for the theorem of love; we are but orderlies to the emotion. We all wish if love had only been a four letter word. It, unfortunately, has multiple folds and crevices than the human mind can ever possibly think of. Nonetheless, staying in love is essential. Loving is as significant as is living; the reason being, it keeps you happy until you falter and with every faltering foothold, you emerge out as a stronger being.

A strange fact about the emotion is its tryst with wholeness. Love doesn’t necessarily need an object or receptor under its radar. It could be experienced as a self - sufficient feeling. You may be full of love for a family, for a dear friend, for your lover or you could also be in love with your passion or yourself. Irrespective of perpetual disillusionment, one must try and remain in love.

Let's take a curious peek into these few ways to stay in love:

  1. Put in efforts to look good: In any case, ‘beauty indeed lies in the eyes of the beholder’, but finding yourself pretty is extremely important. One must take care to look good in his or her own eyes. Looking good is directly proportional to the way you feel and hence spending time on yourself helps you to think positively. You see yourself in a better light and are thus, in a position to love better.
  2. Exercise to challenge your daily threshold: Exercising has multi - faceted effects on your overall health. If you exercise on daily basis, you witness your progress with every passing day. This encourages you to improve your flexibility and fitness. Exercising can lead to the release of the happy hormone - serotonin in one’s body. Direct exposure to sunlight and consumption of food items rich in carbohydrates can also increase the level of serotonin. Exercising boosts up your confidence and makes you fall in love with your body.
  3. Indulge in sweet things: As you grow up, you stop doing those little things that once gave you immense pleasure. Making a greetings card, baking a cake, making paper boats, going out on walks, teaching young children or doing whatever your heart feels like can actually make you stay in love.
  4. Pursue your passion: A passion gets the best out of you; it rather steps up the limits of your talents. Pursuing one’s passion makes one love oneself even more. It keeps you engrossed in your plus points, giving you little scope to brood over depressing factors.
  5. Try having a pet to care for: Feeling responsible for your pet is a great way to discover another side of your personality. A pet gives you the warmth you had been looking for. The bond of love with a pet has had unmatched effects on a person’s health.
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As in morning I go for running everyday but while running I feel exhaust chest pains for little while what is the reason. I asked everybody they said because of empty stomach. What should I eat before running and after running or jogging.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
As in morning I go for running everyday but while running I feel exhaust chest pains for little while what is the rea...
Dear lybrateuser, -Eat a fruit like banana or an apple, a whole wheat & non-veg sandwich, yogurt, nuts before running -after a run or workout the body requires protein to repair the tissues, you can have eggs, beans, cheese, milk, cottage cheese, sprouts.
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What all cares should be given to a patient after bypass surgery? And how long it takes to cure the internal parts?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
What all cares should be given to a patient after bypass surgery? And how long it takes to cure the internal parts?
He can take minum activity for personal needs and should have normal diet and other medicines as advised.
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Is weight lifting bad for blood pressure acutely or exercises like push-ups bad for blood pressure.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
Is weight lifting bad for blood pressure acutely or exercises like push-ups bad for blood pressure.
If you have got good physique, then you go for weight lifting, it won't harm you at all. You can go for step-by-step weight lifting from lighter to heavier once. Take care :)
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What Tests Can Be Done To Identify The Stroke?

MCH, MS- Surgery, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Guwahati
What Tests Can Be Done To Identify The Stroke?

Strokes occur when blood to the brain gets interrupted or reduced. When this occurs, brain cells begin to die as they don't get enough nutrients and oxygen. Such life-threatening episodes can strike you anytime.

There are certain signs that can help you to clearly recognise an occurrence of stroke:

  • Face drooping on one side
  • Weakness or numbness on one side of the body, usually a leg or an arm
  • You're unable to think or say anything clearly
  • You experience slurred speech
  • Difficulty in moving your tongue
  • You get a sudden and severe headache

Causes

A stroke occurs when the blood supply to your brain is interrupted or reduced. This deprives your brain of oxygen and nutrients, which can cause your brain cells to die. A stroke may be caused by a blocked artery (ischemic stroke) or the leaking or bursting of a blood vessel (hemorrhagic stroke). Some people may experience only a temporary disruption of blood flow to their brain (transient ischemic attack, or TIA).

What Tests can be Done to Identify the Stroke?

There are certain tests that you can do to identify these warning signs.

  • To identify facial weakness, the smile test is used wherein you're simply asked to show your teeth to check for any changes in this facial expression - a lopsided smile.
  • To check for weakness in the body, the arm test is performed in which you raise both your arms to the same height. In case you're unable to do so, you may be experiencing arm weakness, a sign of stroke.
  • For slurring of speech, you may be asked to repeat sentences such as 'Don't cry over spilt milk' or 'The pen is mightier than the sword'.
  • Stroke can also be identified through the walk test wherein with the help of another person, you walk across the room to check for changes in your step.

If not treated in time, strokes can cause permanent brain damage. More importantly, unlike heart attacks, anxiety may not always be the cause of your stroke symptoms. That's why, being aware of these symptoms and recognising them on time can help you to quickly seek medical assistance.

Endocrine causes of hypertension leading to stroke frequently go undiagnosed in cases such as Pheochromocytoma, Conn's syndrome, Cushing's syndrome, etc. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Endocrinologist.

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I basically follow a vegetarian diet .But for proteins I am taking 1 egg 5 times a week. Is it ok for me. I am a diabetic and suffer from hypertension and on medications also. Can you plan a diet for me based on my details and what are ypur charges for that?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I basically follow a vegetarian diet .But for proteins I am taking 1 egg 5 times a week. Is it ok for me. I am a diab...
Dear lybrateuser, -You can take an egg daily in your diet , if your cholesterol is within normal limits & you are exercising regularly -few guidelines for your diet, for good control of sugar combine a carbohydrate with a protein,like egg with whole wheat bread, milk with cereals & fruits or dryfruits, yogurt with fruit, have more of fibre as in fruits, vegetables, whole grains-whole wheat bread, brown rice, jowar bajra, corn, have low fat dairy, more of curds, butter milk, have nuts for snacks, use olive oil, canola oil for heart healthy fats -avoid fried, processed & junk foods, also pickles, papads& namkins -eat your meals on time, whatever you eat limit the portion, your typical plate should consist of half fruits & vegetables,one fourth whole grains & rest dairy products -avoid banana, mangoes, chikoo, have more of citrus fruits -restrict salt ,avoid sugar, use honey or jiggery or herbs for flavor. -
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I am taking metolar xr 50 mg with cilacar 5 mg daily once but still I observe my bp is between 140/90 to 150/90. Whether I am on right medicine sir please advise I do not have any other health issues.

MBBS, PG Diploma In Emergency Trauma Care, Fellowship in Diabetes
General Physician, Delhi
I am taking metolar xr 50 mg with cilacar 5 mg daily once but still I observe my bp is between 140/90 to 150/90. Whet...
medicines is right but you need to change the doses . also need to keep good dietary habits and exercise. you can consult me for the same
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What are the symptoms of heart attack and necessary precautions required to avoid it and live healthy?

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
What are the symptoms of heart attack and necessary precautions required to avoid it and live healthy?
pain on left side of chest radiating towards left arm and hand , fainting , blackouts , vomittings , backache or some vague gastric symptoms- when in doubt , one must rule out a heart attack by doing simple tests. 2nd query-how to avoid heart attack - keep BP and blood sugar and Blood cholesterol in control , eat good fats , avoid bad fats , exercise moderately ,eat moderately , maintain disciplined lifestyle , avoid stress , meditate and do yoga , reduce weight if overweight and no smoking or polluted air.
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Had started smoke about 2 years and now I am feeling incomplete without cigarette daily but want to leave it. And worried about my lungs. Will I get disease related to lungs and heart. If left then what time it will take to recover my body.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Had started smoke about 2 years and now I am feeling incomplete without cigarette daily but want to leave it. And wor...
Dear lybrate-user. It is always better to leave smoking. Once you leave smoking, immediately, your body starts the repair procedure and within one year, the body will be completely restored. You have to provide enhancement in the form of never smoking again, physical exercises etc. Take care.
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I am a 16 year old girl. And I have a lot of thigh and arm flabs and also a belly pouch. How to get rid of these?

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
I am a 16 year old girl. And I have a lot of thigh and arm flabs and also a belly pouch. How to get rid of these?
There are three pillars of healthy weight loss.. Diet Exercise and Homoeopathic medicine.. You may consult for detailed advise. Till then start Calotropis Q Phytolacca berries Q Ficus V Q
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Mera blood pressure 6 month main 5-7 bar bad gaya hai muje samaz nahi a raha kya muje high bp ki bimari hai Jyada tar 120/80 130/90 raha hai aam dino main Or colestrol 190 hai.

Advanced Aesthetics
Ayurveda, Gulbarga
Mera blood pressure 6 month main 5-7 bar bad gaya hai muje samaz nahi a raha kya muje high bp ki bimari hai
Jyada tar...
Aapka blood pressure normal tension mat lo aapke age ke hisab se thikh hai aur morning 40min walk karo uss se normal rahega blood pressure.
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I have a chest pain last 4 days. I take so mch personal tension. Is the pain reason by tension.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
I have a chest pain last 4 days. I take so mch personal tension. Is the pain reason by tension.
Dear lybrate user, now a days every other person is having high stress levels. The changing life style, nuclear families, pollution, very demanding jobs, dissatisfaction in relationships are the major causes of stress. It is advisable that you share your worries with someone you trust. By doing this you will lighten your burden and also might get a different perspective about the difficulties in your life. At the same time, do not take chest pain lightly. The pain may be because of stress or any other physical ailment. Please get yourself checked. Consult a doctor at the earliest. Take care.
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I have problem hand or chest eczema I oral gris odt abd ointment derobin use but no improvement please information I wait.

MBBS, Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD)
Dermatologist, Delhi
I have problem hand or chest eczema I oral gris odt abd ointment derobin use but no improvement please information I ...
Eczema treatment has four main goals: Control the itch. Heal the skin. Prevent flares. Prevent infections. The right treatment for you depends on your age, medical history, how bad your symptoms are, and other things. You’ll probably need to use a mix of remedies to get the best results.
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