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Dr. Ravindranath Reddy

Cardiologist, Bangalore

Dr. Ravindranath Reddy Cardiologist, Bangalore
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Dr. Ravindranath Reddy is a popular Cardiologist in Banashankari, Bangalore. You can meet Dr. Ravindranath Reddy personally at Radhakrishna Multispeciality Hospital(Gastroenterologist) in Banashankari, Bangalore. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Ravindranath Reddy on has a number of highly qualified Cardiologists in India. You will find Cardiologists with more than 36 years of experience on You can find Cardiologists online in Bangalore and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


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What reasons are there for high blood pressure? Which things increases blood pressure and how to maintain normal blood pressure?

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
You can go for following remedy it will help you 1. Take 1 tsp of dried watermelon seeds 2. Add 1 tsp of cuscus powder 3. Crush the mixture 4. Have this once in the morning and the evening 5. Consume for 3-4 weeks Causes: • Obesity • High salt intake • Alcohol consumption • Mental or physical stress This will help with your concern.
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Sir namaste, I am 25 years old lady. Mujhe aksar ghabrahat hoti hai. Please advise

General Physician, Gurgaon
Dear Lybrateuser, Pl remain relaxed and do not take tension. To rule out heart disease you can get an ECG done preferably whenever you are having palpitation.
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I am 18 year old I am feeling pain in my heart suddenly. This is from last 3 months. What I do?

General Physician, Gurgaon
Hello, CHEST PAIN in your case may be due to 1.acidity. 2. severe anxiety 3. muscular problem A. You can take(if no drug allergy) Tablet Pantocid 40 mg 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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I Undergone bypass surgery 2008, now feeling heavy chest & feeling pining pain at heart. My Weight -70 kg. Any homeopathy medicine?

MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Pune
Hello sir, as per information you must be on antiplatelet medication and antiangina medications, please continue that. If you have not consulted cardiologist recently please visit once to evaluate your status with some investigations like bp, ecg, tmt/2decho if advised. Homoeopathically treatment must be taken by consulting proper homoeopath only. For now start with sbl tonicard drops 10 drops 3 times in 1 glass of water for one month that will also help, but consulting homoeopath is best option. Thank you.
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My daughter age 8 months old with congenital heart defect, recently echocardiogram report says ostium secundum atrial septal defect sizes of 0.8mm diameter, left to right shunt. No feeding problem. Is it necessary for open heart surgery to close the hole now at these age?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Ranchi
Hello thanks for the query first of all I would like to know the exact size of atrial septal defect (asd. I think it should be 0.8 cm not 0.8 mm (as 0.8 mm asd will not cause any significant problem). The management depends on the following parameters 1) growth of the baby, 2) how frequent she is getting symptomatic 3) how severe are the symptoms 4) what is the exact hemodynamic finding in the echo (including pulmonary pressure) 8 mm asd considered to be large and chances of spontaneous closure is less. The weight and height you have mentioned is appropriate for age. Also I would like to know the margin of the defects. As on the basis of rims of the defect we can decide whether device closure can be done to avoid the open heart surgery. I request you to give detail history and to attach the echo report so that I better able to help you out. Regards.
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Having heart problem suggest me precaution to scape from it I have 3 Times heart attack.

Better to follow stress less life, normal food habit, no junk food, soft drinks, avoid smoking and drinking, regular yoga in proper way. Walking regularly as much as you can.
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I am having bp and sugar and under medical treatment. Both are under control. Kindly suggest me the natural remedies for both.

Ayurveda, Ambala
Dear, To control & maintan BP normal these are best methods to follow : .• Do physical exercise like jogging 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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My father had cryptogenic liver cirrhosis and expired this January. He was also a hypertensive and had suffered an MI. I am 42, a fitness enthusiast and regularly exercise - running, cycling, swimming. My food habits are healthy and BMI is in the normal range (height 175cm, weight 75 kg). But I have elevated BP. I am wondering what preventive action should I take.Can anyone advise?

DNHE, BPTh/BPT, weight management specialist
Physiotherapist, Kolkata
Avoid taking raw salt and processed food.Limit taking pickles,pappads,salted butter,chutneys and packed food items.Eat 2 fruits a day,and take milk and milk products.Avoid smoking if you do.
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My bad cholesterol is 180 is there any risk. And im suffering from a problem like fear n scared every time whenever someone talks abt heart attacks n other major issues in our body. please help me. Some people says that I should join any psychiatric.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Cardiology, Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS - Physician )
Cardiologist, Delhi
Anxiety is a big risk factor for anxiety. So stop being anxious. Just get yourself evaluated by a cardiologist and follow the advise and let go of your unnecessary fear. Even if you have a heart problem, they are easily treatable.
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Hi my mother is suffering from cold and fever especially in the night it is increase temperature and bp in normal stage. Please give me some suggestion.

General Physician, Gurgaon
follow health advises given below: measure temperature and tell me reading 1. Avoid exertion 2. She can take tablet paracetamol 500 mg after food(If No drug allergy) as and when required for fever more than 99 f (maximum 3 tablets with gap of 8 hr can be taken in a day) for 3 days 3. Lot of fluids to be taken 4. Take proper diet homemade food like moong dal dalia, chapati etc. 5. steam inhalation carefully by steam inhaler twice a day for 2-3 days go for CBC test and consult physician for further management and let me know what medicines your mother is taking and also tell me if she is having other symptoms like cough/ throat pain/ burning urine/ stomach pain so that we can confirm cause of fever.
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Hello sir, my mom is suffering from high cholesterol and also lacking of vitamin d so tell what we have do to recover.

General Physician, Ahmedabad
Her weight is more. Do regular exercise, walking 30 min daily. Avoid fried, fatty food and restrict salt. Take inj arachitol 6lac im. Start roseday 5 mg daily. You can ask more information privately by sending detail reports, lipid levels.
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What causes attack of sun stroke? Why does the sun stroke attacks? What should we do to avoid this? What precautions should be taken to avoid this? Explain?

General Physician, Mumbai
Whenever there is sudden loss of blood supply to the brain due to dehydration we can get a stroke and to avoid it I will suggest you to wear cotton clothes and drink minimum of three litres of water and if anyone suffers from stroke make the person lie down and give salt below tongue till medical help arrives.
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Sometimes when I am walking, running etc than I feel a sharp pain on left side of my heart. Why?

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Will have to look for associated symptoms if any ,just pain on chest is not due to heart only. get back if any other symptoms.
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My shoulder (lats) plate is dislocation in last few months, I have no pain but my chest shape become disorder and my one side chest not fully develop as another side.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Dear lybrate user, you need physitheraphy for your present complain, take, homoeo medicine. @ arnica mont 200-6 pills, thrice. @ symphytum 30-6 pills, thrice a day. Take, care,
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Sir please tell me that ,what is the reason behind for checking bp and sugar before surgery.

MBBS, DPHA, DPH, PGDHHM, MBA (Healthcare), Fellow in Diabetes
General Physician, Gandhidham
Dear patient Certain operations can not be performed when BP and Sugar are high or low. Anesthetic drugs can also alter the BO and Sugar. High BO and Sugar may give rise to complications during and after surgery. high sugar may hamper healing and may develop infection at site of operations. so... Regards
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My father (56 years old) was suffering from chest pain and arms pain sweating shortness of breath 1.5 months ago. Then he was diagnosed with CAD. N angioplasty was done 1 month ago. Doctors have advice to take low cholesterol diet. His height is 5'8" and weight 75 kg. I want foods list what he can eat and what he should avoid? And can he eat saag?

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
He should avoid bad fats and take only good fats in little amounts , he can have green seasonal vegetables and fruits as much as he wants , lemon and oranges and bananas are good sources of potassium , which is good for heart patients . eat little but more frequently . Bad fats are all tras fats present in biscuits , namkeens , cakes , street food etc. do not reheat the oil at home also , use any heart friendly oil and my personal choice is musturd oil for our style of cooking and soy oil for frying occassionally. Good fats are desi ghee and butter- 5 grams per day + a katori of dry fruits like soaked , peeled almonds , cashews , wallnuts- 5 to 6 pieces each and peanuts , one can make modifications depending on availability , otherwise peanuts are as good as others. fresh lemon juice taken with a spoon of honey with warm water taken on empty stomach in morning helps to purify blood.
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I am suffering from dry cough from last 10 days and when I cough more, I am suffering from chest pain. Pls suggest what I do.

General Physician, Delhi
Antitussive cough syrp will be helpful in dry cough.Do lukewarm water gargles twice a day. Drink plenty of liquids. Eat healthy diet. Take adequate rest. Keep Lozenges in mouth. Hope this helps u.
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Brain Stroke - Things You Must Know!

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, Fellow in Pain Management, DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Delhi
Brain Stroke - Things You Must Know!

A brain stroke can affect anyone at any point of time when the supply of blood to the brain is interrupted. It can threaten major physical functions and can prove to be fatally dangerous at times. The brain stem which is placed right above the spinal cord controls the breathing, heartbeat and levels of blood pressure. It is also in charge of controlling some elementary functions such as swallowing, hearing, speech and eye movements

What are the different types of strokes?
There are three main kinds of stroke: ischemic strokes, hemorrhagic strokes and transient ischemic attacks. The The most common type of brain stroke is the ischemic stroke is caused by narrowing or blocking of arteries to the brain, which prevents the proper supplyof of blood to the brain. Sometimes it so happens that the blood clot that has formed elsewhere in the body have travelled via the blood vessels and has been trapped in the blood vessel which provides blood to the brain. When the supply of blood to a part of the brain is hindered, the tissue in that area dies off owing to lack of oxygen. The other variant of brain stroke is termed as hemorrhagic stroke is caused when the blood vessels in and around the brain burstor or leak. Strokes need to be diagnosed and treated as quickly as possible in order to minimize brain damage.

What are the common symptoms of a brain stroke?
The symptoms of the brain stroke are largely dependent on the area of the brain that has been affected. It can interfere with normal functioning, such as breathing and talking and other functions which human beings can perform without thinking such as eye movements or swallowing. Since all the signals from the brain as well as other parts of the body traverse through the brain stem, the interruption of blood flow often leads to numbness or paralysis in different parts of the body.

Who is likely to have a stroke?
Anyone is at a risk of developing brain stroke although ageing is directly proportional to the risk of having a stroke. Not only that an individual with a family history of brain stroke or transient ischemic attack is at a higher risk of developing stroke. People who have aged over 65 accounts for about 33 percent of all brain strokes. It is important to point here that individuals with high blood pressure, high blood sugar, cholesterol, cancer, autoimmune diseases and some blood disorders are at a higher risk of developing brain stroke.

There are a few factors which can increase the risk of developing stroke beyond any control. But there are certain lifestyle choices as well which aids in controlling the chances of being affected by stroke. It is crucial to refrain from long-term hormone replacement therapies as well as birth control pills, smoking, lack of physical activity, excessive use of alcohol and drug addiction. A brain stroke is a life-threatening medical condition, and when an individual has symptoms that resemble that of stroke, it is crucial to seek immediate medical help.

Treatment for stroke:

  • Treatment depends on the type of stroke.
  • Ischemic strokes can be treated with 'clot-busting' drugs.
  • Hemorrhagic strokes can be treated with surgery to repair or block blood vessel weaknesses.
  • The most effective way to prevent strokes is through maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

What is TPA?
TPA is a thrombolytic or a “Clot Buster” drug. This clot buster is used to break-up the clot that is causing a blockage or disruption in the flow of blood to the brain and helps restore the blood flow to the area of the brain. It is given by intravenous (IV). This can be given only within 45.5 hrs of the onset of symptoms

Time is brain

Remember Every second Loss means brain cells die.

Rush to the nearest Stroke Centre whenever you experience such symptoms.

You can save the brain cells dying if you reach within 45.5 hrs by the CLOT BUSTER. 

Endovascular procedures:
Another treatment option is an endovascular procedure called mechanical thrombectomy, strongly recommended, in whichtrained  trained doctors try  removing a large blood clot bysending sending a wired-caged device called a stent retriever, to the site of the blocked blood vessel in the brain

Stroke prevention:
The good news is that 80 percent of all strokes are preventable. It startswith with managing keyrisk risk factors, including 

  • High blood pressure,
  • Cigarette smoking,
  • Diabetes Atrial fibrillation and
  • Physical inactivity.

More than half of all strokes are caused by uncontrolled hypertension or high blood pressure, making it the most important risk factor to control. 

The best way to get better after a stroke is to start stroke rehabilitation ("rehab"). In stroke rehab, a team of health professionals works with you to regain skills you lost as the result of a stroke. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a neurologist.

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I am 40 years old Male. I feel mild pain left chest. Place of pain change left to center sometimes. I don't have cough. I am smoker (average 2~3 ciggarate/day. What would be the reason?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
The chest pain can be either Muscular,Neuralgic or related to your heart.Thee final diagnosis can only be made after a physical examination.My advise for you is to visit alocal heart specialit and get your ECG done immediately just for precaution.
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