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Dr. Ravindranath

Cardiologist, Bangalore

Dr. Ravindranath Cardiologist, Bangalore
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Dr. Ravindranath is a popular Cardiologist in Basavanagudi, Bangalore. You can visit him at Trinity Hospital & Heart Foundation in Basavanagudi, Bangalore. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Ravindranath on Lybrate.com.

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My mother is 58 years old and she is suffering from hypertension (high blood pressure) wheather taking some opum (afeem) is good for her, how much and when can she take it.

General Physician (AM)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Chandigarh
Who told you that the said opioid is good for her? you will make her addict plus lot of psychosomatic problems would be invited. There are so many treatments available in so many fields. She is your mother respect her. Treatment is available, safe and without side effects in biochemic system of medication. Consult me in private.
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My MIL, who is 93 years is suffering from wheezing, chest infection and cough. She is given augmentin 375 and deriphyline. Though the condition has improved over 4 days, she is still finding it difficult. Can we give augmentin 650 in place of 375?

MBBS, MD - Community Medicine(P.G.T)
General Physician, Kolkata
My MIL, who is 93 years is suffering from wheezing, chest infection and cough. She is given augmentin 375 and deriphy...
Yes, but it is better to be confirm the specific organism causing the infection and its resistance pattern to antibiotics. For this, you may consider Gram staining and culture of sputum.
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I have a question for you I have a high bp and I need measures to control it and can you suggest me what I jave yo do to control it.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
I have a question for you I have a high bp and I need measures to control it and can you suggest me what I jave yo do...
Dear, To control & maintan BP 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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Heart Disease Myths

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Heart Disease Myths
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Myth No. 1: It is ok to have a high blood pressure in elderly.

Blood pressure tends to rise with age, but it does not mean that this rise is normal. It happens because with age, the arterial walls become stiff and this stiffness cannot be called as a normal stiffness. Stiff arteries make the heart to pump harder. Blood pounding against the artery walls, damages them over time. The overworked heart muscles become less effective and pumps even harder to meet the body demand for blood. This further damages the arteries and invites fats into the artery walls. This results in lipid deposition, formation of blockage and future heart attack and paralysis.

So the fact is, irrespective of age, keep your diastolic blood pressure below 80 and systolic below 120. Start treatment if the blood pressure is more than 140/90.

Myth No. 2: The risk of heart disease can be lowered with vitamins and supplements.

It’s a myth that vitamin C, E and β carotenes lower heart attack risk. The American Heart Association has stated that there is no scientific evidence that these supplements prevent or treat heart diseases. The fact is eat a wide variety of nutritious food which includes all 6 tastes and 7 colors and get natural vitamins and supplements.

Myth No. 3: Women do not suffer from heart disease.

The fact is whether you are a man or a woman, you are at risk, if you do not follow the lifestyle. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women over age 65. Today more woman get heart disease than combine cancer in them.

Myth No. 4: Heart patients should not eat fat at all.

It is true that you should eat a diet low in saturated fat and zero in trans fats but other fats like unsaturated fats in vegetable oil are beneficial. In fact eating fish high in omega-3 fatty acids twice a week can lower the risk of heart disease.
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I am 54 years old guy from pune . I am suffering diabetic and high blood pressure. please tell me what I do what medicine I take?

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Please mention your recent bsl reports and blood pressure and ongoing treatment and revert back to me for further assistance.
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I am going to outside, so tension and heart beat more fast, some members are coming from house I have tension face is dull.PLease tell.

MBBS
General Physician, Trivandrum
I am going to outside, so tension and heart beat more fast, some members are coming from house I have tension face is...
Tips to reduce anxiety and stress 1. Sleep well and regular. Irregular sleep can have some serious consequences. It affects both our physical health and also contributes to anxiety and stress. Anxiety as such also leads to disruptions in sleep. When feeling anxious, always try to get a full 7 to 9 hours of uninterrupted sleep and it can work wonders to improve your condition. 2. Always keep smiling. Take a quick break in between your hectic work to get some laughs with your friends. Laughter can reduce depression and anxiety and has proven benefits. 3. Tidy up your living space or workspace. Keep your things clean and clutter-free. That helps us think clear and thus reducing levels of anxiety. 4. Say thank you often. Expressing your thanks for something helps reduce anxiety. 5. Eat smart. Eating more of foods which are rich in vitamin b and omega-3 fatty acids and also healthy whole grain carbs. Vitamin b contributes to good mental health. While omega 3 fatty acids help with both depression and anxiety. Whole grain foods boost serotonin and helps us remain poised. Eating high-sugar content food and processed foods can increase levels of anxiety. 6. Learn to breathe well and relax. Short, shallow breaths arise when you are tensed. So consciously breathing deeply, plus increasing the duration and depth of breathing helps relax the body and mind to a great extent. 7. Meditate. Meditation has so many positive effects on stress, mood, and anxiety. Club meditation with positive thinking to improve your general well-being and overall health. Yoga is also very effective to take off stress from the body and mind by deep relaxation and breathing techniques. 8. Chill and be silent. Reduce the noise and clutter talk that contributes to anxiety. Find time for yourself and be alone to muse upon your own matters without anyone disturbing you. 9. Worry. Yes, we can cause ourselves to freak out, but only for a certain amount of time. When something weighs heavily on your mind, or you believe something terrible is most definitely going to occur, commit to only creating that worry for 20 minutes. Think of all the possible outcomes of the scenario, figure out some game plans, and then quit thinking about it after 20 minutes go by. Have a friend call after the allotted time has passed to avoid the temptation of going over the time limit. Or schedule some of that playtime right afterward. 10. Plan for the future but do not worry about it. Make time tables and to-do lists so that you will not be worried about finishing stuff and so that you can increase your productivity. 11. Be positive. When you feel anxious, train your mind to think and feel positive and give reinforcement to yourself that you can handle any situation. This will significantly reduce your stress and anxiety symptoms. 12. Smell relaxing stuff. Go out to your garden. Smell a fresh rose. Take a deep breathe and allow the relaxation to course through your whole body. You can also use relaxing aroma therapy and use it indoors. 13. Go out and spend time with your friends and family. Spend time with your pets social support reduces anxiety and stress to such a great extent that it is almost always bearable. So next time you get on your nerves, go out with your friends, chat with them, watch a movie, spend some time watching the waves in the beach with your partner, talk to your siblings.
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Hello. I am a student at boston university. Age 29. I have slight more thyroid and a cholesterol. I do not want medicines. How do I get out of this problem. Like if I am not wrong .i can have exercises and yoga. Could you pls suggest something extra apart from these. These 2 things I am doing. Thank you.

BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
Hello. I am a student at boston university. Age 29. I have slight more thyroid and a cholesterol. I do not want medic...
Best is to hve proper diet. Avoid fatty, and fast food Hve protein, fruits n veggies Eating healthy food suitable to your condition will help u. If you hve hyperthyroid than hve less salt in diet. N yoga n exercise toe you r doing will help u.
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I am suffering from ldl cholesterol and overweight. How to reduce it. and what type of food items I can use.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore
Oatmeal, oat bran and high-fiber foods. Oatmeal contains soluble fiber, which reduces your LDL. Fish and omega-3 fatty acids. ... Walnuts, almonds and other nuts.
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Ifeel severe burning sensation in my food pipe and pain in my chest for the last few days

MD - Consultant Physician, MBBS
Cardiologist, Ludhiana
Acid Peptic Disease or Angina or both are likely. Angina is more likely as there is pain chest also. Other common possibilities are gall bladder disease, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease,
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I have diagnose with angina. Should I go for angiography? I am taking atorvas and monotrate 10 mg both and aspirin for last two years.

DM Cardiology
Cardiologist, Delhi
I have diagnose with angina. Should I go for angiography? I am taking atorvas and monotrate 10 mg both and aspirin fo...
Dear if you are having angina, it is better to undergo coronary angiography, so we can prevent any future heart attacks.
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How heart attack comes and what are its symptom and we can get care. Does fat effect on heart attack.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
How heart attack comes and what are its symptom and we can get care. Does fat effect on heart attack.
Pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach. Shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort. Other signs such as breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness. Yes, obesity is a risk factor for heart attack.
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I have BP and I use tablet telma xx daily twice. Few days back my blood pressure went low i. E 80/60. So I am taking the tablet only once in a day. It is being 115/70 on average. Today I did not take any tablet, it is around 129/80. Is the tablet required to be taken? Or can it stop?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I have BP and I use tablet telma xx daily twice. Few days back my blood pressure went low i. E 80/60. So I am taking ...
Record your reading for ten days twice a day and if it is high or you are symptomatic than we have to start it and also get your blood checked for cbc lipid profile
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I am very worry about my blood pressure. What diet should I do? Also suggest some exercise.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
I am very worry about my blood pressure. What diet should I do? Also suggest some exercise.
Pranayam and anuloma - viloma are very helpful in maintaining blood pressure. Avoid stress, take good sleep.
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My mother has found recently having cholesterol problem. She is also suffering from asthma .please suggest preferred food to intake.

M.B.B.S. , PG Diploma In Clinical Cardiology
Cardiologist, Delhi
My mother has found recently having cholesterol problem. She is also suffering from asthma .please suggest preferred ...
Hi avoiding or stopping fatty food is not mentioned in any standard text book, rather restrict the amount of saturated fats in the diet. You should not take more then 7% saturated fats and more then 10% unsaturated fats in your diet, carbohydrate should consist of 60% of her diet but the glycemic index should be low add lot of fibres to diet use saffola heart and rice bran oil in diet. 45 minutes of exercise should be done daily.
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I have gastritis and hypertension and taking medicines for this. Pl. Suggest acupressure points for it.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
I have gastritis and hypertension and taking medicines for this. Pl. Suggest acupressure points for it.
The leg three miles (st 36) acupressure point is commonly used to improve digestive disorders including indigestion, diarrhea, constipation, bloating, gas, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. Plus, it boosts the immune system, fights fatigue, strengthens the body and promotes general wellness. Gb 20 or gall bladder 20 is one of the potent acupressure points for high blood pressure treatment. This point is also called the wind pool, and it is found at the back of the neck, in a depression on either side of the vertebra, right at the base of the skull. This point can be activated by applying steady medium pressure using the thumbs for 1 minute or longer while breathing deeply.
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I'm very low pressure person. Please give something suggestion. And some food eating formula for good health" strong health, strong Salman body.

MSc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chandigarh
I'm very low pressure person. Please give something suggestion. And some food eating formula for good health" strong ...
Depending on the reason for your low blood pressure, you may be able to take certain steps to help reduce or even prevent symptoms. Some suggestions include: Drink more water, less alcohol. Alcohol is dehydrating and can lower blood pressure, even if you drink in moderation. Water, on the other hand, combats dehydration and increases blood volume. Follow a healthy diet. Get all the nutrients you need for good health by focusing on a variety of foods, including whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and lean chicken and fish. If your doctor suggests using more salt but you don't like a lot of salt on your food, try using natural soy sauce or adding dry soup mixes to dips and dressings. Go slowly when changing body positions. You may be able to reduce the dizziness and lightheadedness that occur with low blood pressure on standing by taking it easy when you move from a prone to a standing position. Before getting out of bed in the morning, breathe deeply for a few minutes and then slowly sit up before standing. Sleeping with the head of your bed slightly elevated also can help fight the effects of gravity. If you begin to get symptoms while standing, cross your thighs in a scissors fashion and squeeze, or put one foot on a ledge or chair and lean as far forward as possible. These maneuvers encourage blood to flow from your legs to your heart. Eat small, low-carb meals. To help prevent blood pressure from dropping sharply after meals, eat small portions several times a day and limit high-carbohydrate foods such as potatoes, rice, pasta and bread. Your doctor also may recommend drinking caffeinated coffee or tea with meals to temporarily raise blood pressure. But because caffeine can cause other problems, check with your doctor before drinking more caffeinated beverages
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Hello sir, I have been noticing pain in my left chest for some months. I used to smoke cigarettes but I quit 2 years ago. The pain is not sharp but some times randomly I get the pain. I'm worried that it could be a symptom of cancer.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
Hello sir, I have been noticing pain in my left chest for some months. I used to smoke cigarettes but I quit 2 years ...
To get rid of ur worries get ur chest X-ray done and ecg and tmt test done...if everything is normal then rest assured u don't have cancer
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My husband suffering a high blood pressure problem please suggest me what I do for his health?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Udupi
My husband suffering a high blood pressure problem please suggest me what I do for his health?
Dear, *high blood pressure is a common disease in which blood flows through blood vessels (arteries) at higher than normal pressures. *chew 2-3 raw garlic cloves everyday, garlic slows down the pulse rate and smoothens the heart's rhythm. *nutrition, exercise, breathing exercises (pranayama), yoga, meditation, behavioral modification along with various herbs and minerals are prescribed. *ayurvedic diet for hypertension: avoid meat, eggs and salt, reduce protein intake, follow the following vegetarian diet: vegetables: garlic, lemon, parsley, fruits: indian gooseberry, grape fruuit, watermelon, dairy: milk, cottage cheese, clarified butter. Limit sodium in the diet. Cigarette smokers tend to have high blood pressure. Nicotine increases the resting heart rate and increases the release of the adrenaline correct diet and control weight. One important thing to do is lose any excess amount of body fat. One of the good reasons to be slim (lean) is to keep your blood pressure low, losing body fat will lower the pressure *life style: *regular exercise is one of the best ways to lower blood pressure. Exercise has to be of right kind. A good exercise programme, particularly endurance exercises such as jogging or athletics, will cause the peripheral resistance to decrease. Exercise helps to eliminate body fat, lower total cholesterol and raise hdl cholesterol that prevents fatty - cholesterol deposits. According to ayurveda exercise improves the body, depletes excess fats, brings lightness of the body. *yoga and breath therapy, *meditating and practicing breathing exercises regularly are essential to establishing a new relaxation response in place of the hypertensive reflex to stress.
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Hi, my husband, who is of 33 years old, is suffering with gastrouble. When we consulted a doctor, we came to know that he has fatty liver and high cholestrol levels. Could you please tell me what all precautions can take to control the same? also please explain the diet which we can follow? thanks in advance.

General Physician (AM)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Chandigarh
Try eatng lots of garlic. If you cant have it get it homeopathically allium sativum,(biochemic) nat phos. Avoid all types of fats and red meat. 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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