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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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I am a 53 yr old male, I was diagnosed for hypertension in 2000. Since then I was on amtas at-25, when at kolkata in 2008 perindropil 8mg was added and subsequently now at kanpur my medicine was changed to amtas at-25 (od), s-amlopidine (bd), ecosprine 75mg (od). Now have swelling in my ankles and my left leg from the calf to toes swells up during the day. When I keep my feet up the swelling reduces.

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hi thanks for your query and welcome to lybrate. I am Dr. Akshay from fortis hospital, new delhi. There are actually many causes of swelling in you lower limbs, it can simply be postural in nature wherein swelling decreases when you elevate your legs. But since you are a chronic hypertensive I will advise you to get yourself evaluated by a cardiologist since the swelling could be due to a cardiac cause as well. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance. Thanks & regards
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Hi. I am 38 years old female. I am having pain in left side of my chest mostly above breast on and off. What could be the reason. I have done all blood tests. My BP, sugar and cholesterol is normal. My doctor says its psychological.. Can it be psychological.

DM - Cardiology
Cardiologist, Kollam
Hi. I am 38 years old female. I am having pain in left side of my chest mostly above breast on and off. What could be...
Hi, ladies of your age are less likely to have ischemic heart disease, especially when there are no risk factors. The pain could be muscular or arising from the joints of your chest wall, a condition called costochondritis. You can have some pain killer ointments and avoid lifting weights with left hand.
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Having H, BP for last 20 yrs. But I take amlopres L-50 mg. Daily and doing daily walk with exercises, But addict towards medicine. Wt.is 90 kg with ht. 5.5F .Ofcourse H.wt.pl advice to free from medicine and want to loose 15 kg. Wt. Rajeev.

DNB Cardiology
Cardiologist, Bangalore
Having H, BP for last 20 yrs. But I take amlopres L-50 mg. Daily and doing daily walk with exercises, But addict towa...
difficult to take out medication as age progress but definitely can reduce dose ... low salt diet ... regular eating habit less carbohydrates and fatty food....consult dietician for further details...
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Hi I am 30 year old female. I constantly have low BP varying form 90/60 to 18/128. What could be the probable reason. How to control this.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
It could be because of dehydration. When dealing with low blood pressure, it is usually suggested to increase your salt and fluid intake. Before increasing yoursalt consumption, do check with your doctor. Also, cut down on alcoholic beverages and high-carbohydrate foods such asbread, rice, pasta, and potatoes.
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My father facing high cholesterol problem. Then what will be the best precaution to low down this problem.

MBBS, MD-General Medicine, DM - Cardiology
Cardiologist, Secunderabad
My father facing high cholesterol problem. Then what will be the best precaution to low down this problem.
Low fat diet, exercise and controlling blood sugar, blood pressure if he is diabetic and hypertensive, avoiding smoking and alcohol, good sleep, avoidind stress and anxiety are some of the precautions he can take.
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Hi doctor I want to ask I have palpitation especially in the morning.

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist,
Too much cholesterol in the blood can lead to cardiovascular disease. What you eat has a direct impact on your cholesterol level. In fact, a diet rich in fiber and other cholesterol-lowering foods may help lower cholesterol as much as statin medication for some people. Working with a registered dietitian and doctor is the key to develop and maintain a successful health program to manage it. I will inform you on how to make diet, lifestyle changes, make you understand instructions for taking medication because it won't work if you don't take it as directed. Consult privately for a holistic dietary therapy to solve your problems.
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6 Super Foods That Actively Help Lower Cholesterol

Diploma in Naturopathy & Yogic Science (DNYS), M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Vadodara
6 Super Foods That Actively Help Lower Cholesterol

Some foods punch well above their weight in helping to reduce cholesterol levels, we call them 'Cholesterol busters'. Choosing a healthy diet, low in saturated fat is important in helping to keep your cholesterol low but you can reduce your cholesterol levels further by including these super six foods in your everyday diet

  1. Soya Foods: Being naturally low in saturated fat, soya foods help lower cholesterol. The special proteins in soya also appear to influence how the body regulates cholesterol too. Studies show you can lower your cholesterol by around 6% by including as little as 15g soya protein per day. Choose from: soya alternatives to milk and yogurt, soya desserts, soya meat alternatives, soya nuts, edamame beans and tofu.
  2. Nuts: All nuts are rich in vegetable protein, fibre, heart healthy unsaturated fats, vitamin E, magnesium, potassium, natural plant sterols and a host of beneficial plant nutrients. 30-35g a day of nuts (a handful) has the potential to lower cholesterol by an average of 5%.
  3. Oats and Barley: Both oats and barley are rich in a form of soluble fibre called beta glucan. Once eaten beta glucan forms a gel which helps bind cholesterol in the intestines and prevent it from being absorbed. It is recommended that we eat about 3g of beta glucan per day. Foods which contain 1g or more of beta glucan can carry a cholesterol lowering claim.
  4. Foods fortified with plant sterols and stanols: Plant sterols are structurally similar to cholesterol and can be divided into sterols and stanols. Their cholesterol lowering effects have been known for some time. Plant sterols/stanols are naturally found in a wide range of foods such as vegetable oils, nuts, seeds, whole grains, fruits and vegetables. However, for most people, it is not possible to achieve the optimum intake from ordinary foods.
  5. Fruits and vegetables: All fruits and vegetables are low in saturated fat so eating more helps to keep saturated fat intake low. Fruit and vegetables are also a valuable source of cholesterol lowering soluble fibres. Try to include at least one pulse (beans, peas, lentils) everyday. Other rich sources of soluble fibre include sweet potato, aubergene, okra (ladies finger), broccoli, apples, strawberry and prunes.
  6. Foods rich in unsaturated fats: Keeping our daily saturated fat intake below 20g (women) and 30g (men) is vital for cholesterol lowering, but it is equally important to replace this saturated fat with modest amounts of unsaturated fats such as those found in olive, sunflower, corn, rapeseed and other vegetable, nut and seed oils. Other foods rich in unsaturated fats include vegetable spreads, avocado, oily fish and nuts. Avoid coconut and palm oil as, unlike other these vegetable oils, they are rich in saturated fats.
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Do You Know a Flu Shot Can Prevent a Heart Attack?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Do You Know a Flu Shot Can Prevent a Heart Attack?

A flu shot can prevent a heart attack! Here’s how.

Every year, heart diseases become a major reason of death all over the world.  But did you know that a simple vaccine like a flu shot can be instrumental in saving you from a heart attack?

Read on to find how this simple vaccine can save your life...

Influenza or flu has been linked with heart diseases for long and patients suffering from these diseases are always advised to be cautious in the flu season to reduce the risk of heart attacks. The ‘Journal of the American Medical Association’ recently published a study, which revealed that people who have already observed symptoms of heart diseases in them, can diminish their chances of getting a heart attack and stroke by opting to get a flu shot. Among the 6735 participants of the study, 50% were given flu shots. The results observed declared that there was 36% less chance of heart diseases and stroke resulting in death in people who had received this vaccine. Moreover, recent sufferers of a heart attack were proved to be at 55% reduced threat of experiencing another major heart problem after taking the shot.

How can the flu vaccine reduce the risk of a heart attack?

The flu vaccine  works towards strengthening your immune system, and thereby decreasing the risks of a potential stroke.

One theory suggests that if a person is suffering from flu, he/she experiences an increased heart rate, elevated body temperature and augmented oxygen content of the blood, besides an alteration in the consistency in blood, which can give rise to a blood clot. Now, heart attack is mostly caused when an artery of a person is 85-90 per cent blocked by plaque, but a person having flu may be at a risk of getting it merely with 40 per cent artery blockage. The function of the flu shot is to prevent flu, which in turn prevents plaque build up in your body, thereby reducing chances of a heart attack.

Another hypothesis is that the flu shot intervenes with the functioning of the immune system of your body, and helps in developing antibodies, which provide better protection against different types of infections, thus preventing heart attacks and strokes.


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If a coronary artery, say, RCA has a diffused blockage i.e.100% blockage through out the RCA ; bypass surgery is possible (beneficial) for that RCA or not ?

BHMS, MD - Alternate Medicine
Homeopath, Nagpur
Its a tricky question as utility of a surgery will depend on your full case study & will depend on your morbidity like age, lifestyle, family history. So your cardiologist is a better person to suggest it. Please take opinion of at least two cardiologists.
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Hello Doctor My age is 32. From 2 day's I am getting some pain in my left side chest which comes and goes in 20 mins. I do not know what pain is this. What are the tests one can do to check heart problem. Will chest mri detect everything. I also had fast heart beat one night.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Hello Doctor My age is 32. From 2 day's I am getting some pain in my left side chest which comes and goes in 20 mins....
Dear lybrateuser, -your chest pain could be due to acidity, sedentary habit or heart problem -avoid spicy, fried & junk food, have meals on regular times, do not skip meals, have 7-8 glasses of water a day -do regular exercises like walking for 20-30 min, also do yoga, meditation & deep breathing for 5-10 min in the morning -heart problem can be checked by ecg, tmt, echo, cardiac ct scan, mri can detect other problems if there in the chest, consult a doctor for proper treatment of the cause.
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Hi, my mom is have high cholesterol of LDL value of 165. How to control this? Some doctors are saying to meet cardiologist. Why?

Md ayurveda
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Hi, my mom is have high cholesterol of LDL value of 165. How to control this? Some doctors are saying to meet cardiol...
Hello lybrate user, high levels of cholesterol may lead to some cardiac problems so better to take advice from cardiologist. - there are many natural ways to reduce cholesterol levels by food habits and physical exercises. - like daily brisk walk and some exercises - have less fried food, oil and easy digestible foods - thank you.
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I am suffering from gastrointestinal and severe heart burn how to over come it what I should do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I am suffering from gastrointestinal and severe heart burn how to over come it what I should do?
Hello, you can take homoeopathic medicine robinia 30 (4 drops in little water) thrice a day for 3 days and revert. If overweight, lose weight. Avoid fried and spicy food and food containing caffeine. Make a habit of 8-10 glasses of water daily.
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I am 36 year old suffering from bp & hypertension problems. Please advise.

MD - Alternative Medicine
Alternative Medicine,
Manage stressful situation, is best way to control bp, in this modern, fast life send further case history to give appropriate advice.
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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 34 and my cholesterol is on higher side. Triglycerides is 300 and my liver report is also not good kindly advice.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 34  and my cholesterol is on higher side. Triglycerides is 300 and my liver report is also not good kindly advice.
for reducing your T.G. level by taking tab. atorvas 10 mg and tab. ecosprin 75 mg at night for 30 days.. take low fat.low salty food, avoid bad habits alcohol intake,smoking, non - veg., take whole grain ,green veg., plenty of water, 1 glassa of water at night before bed. change in your life style.
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I have got high blood pressure in last two months. How may I got relief from this. My age is 22 years.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
I have got high blood pressure in last two months. How may I got relief from this. My age is 22 years.
Dear, To control & maintan BP normal these are best methods to follow:.• Do physical exercise like 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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I am 45, how to control blood pressure, b'cose some time my BP is showing 150/100 what shall I do? Please guide me. Thanks.

BHMS
Homeopath,
I am 45, how to control blood pressure, b'cose some time my BP is showing 150/100 what shall I do? Please guide me. T...
Dear lybrate user, take homoeopathic mother tincture rauwolfia q, 30 drops, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water for your problem of high blood pressure. Also avoid mutton, beef, chicken, ghee, butter etc. Kindly remember that medication to control high blood pressure will affect your sexual performance & it will diminish your sexual power.
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I am 52years Old. Recently I am getting pain in right side of the chest. I used Pantop 40mg and in night time using Rivotrile 2mg for sleep. I am facing too many problems that I could not over come. Deep heart broken problems. I am living alone. Govt. Employ.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Noida
I am 52years Old. Recently I am getting pain in right side of the chest. I used Pantop 40mg and in night time using R...
This problem can be solved by Meditation i can give you address of rajyoga meditation center near your house (this is free of cost) consult Psychologist for further Management
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I'm 35, I have pain in my chest, my bp is also normal, checked. Can't eat food properly, woke up from sleep easily. Etc

MBBS
General Physician, Indore
Thwre are signs of acute gastritis. You can start with PANTOPRAZOLE once a day before breakfast AND MUCAINE GEL three times daily
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Hi doctor, I'm frequently getting hypertension for all small issues could you please tell me suggestions.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Hi doctor,
I'm frequently getting hypertension for all small issues could you please tell me suggestions.
In ayurveda, Hypertension is referred to as Rakta Capa Vriddhi and it sees the vitiation of vata and pitta doshas as the main cause...take sarpgandha vati twice a day...yogendra ras...akik bhasm works very good in case of hypertension....avoid salty diet...oily food...lower your stress...do pranayama early morning...
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