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Dr. Shankar S

Cardiologist, Bangalore

Dr. Shankar S Cardiologist, Bangalore
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Dr. Shankar S is one of the best Cardiologists in Kanakapura Road, Bangalore. You can consult Dr. Shankar S at Deepak Nursing Home in Kanakapura Road, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Shankar S and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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High total cholesterol: 235,HDL: 32,TRIGLYCERIDES: 240,VLDL: 48,LDL: 154,SUGAR (FASTING: 99,SO BO DIABETES AT PRESENT. 1.WANT TO KNOW, IS LIPAGLYN GOOD DRUG FOR LOWERING TRIGLYCERIDES? 2.OTHER THAN DIET/LIFESTYLE CHANGES, SUGGEST SUITABLE MEDICINES/ADVICE.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Cardiology, Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS - Physician )
Cardiologist, Delhi
High total cholesterol: 235,HDL: 32,TRIGLYCERIDES: 240,VLDL: 48,LDL: 154,SUGAR (FASTING: 99,SO BO DIABETES AT PRESENT...
More than your Triglycerides, it is your Cholesterol and LDL that need to be focused at this stage. 1) Begin with diet modification for healthy heart diet, consult a dietician fora detailed diet prescription. 2) Begin exercising, start gradually target to 45 mins daily of brisk walking, yoga etc 3) Get your thyroid tested. 4)Repeat your levels after 6 weeks of these precautions for 6 weeks repeat levels again, if still high consult for medications. Lipaglyn is not the first line drug for the management of this kind of lipid profile.
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I am 33 year old my heart is not strong due to this air pollution what should I do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am 33 year old my heart is not strong due to this air pollution what should I do?
You should take Essentia aurea from schwabe, 15 drops, with half cup of water, daily morning. morning walk is necessary for a ovre all good health.
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My brother is 16 years old. Today he got his echo reports. Reports seems to normal but in that MVP is seen and is written that it is thin leaflets. What does it mean. Is it normal or any danger please plzzzzzzzz do reply me. And if it's danger what should be done to cure it. Rest every valve are absoulty normal.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
My brother is 16 years old. Today he got his echo reports. Reports seems to normal but in that MVP is seen and is wri...
At 16 it can be ignored, it is just a finding. Do get other tests done if there are associated symptoms.
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How to cope with low blood pressure? Is it curable? What all I should do to get rid of low blood pressure completely and become normal ?

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Homeopath, Faridabad
How to cope with low blood pressure? Is it curable? What all I should do to get rid of low blood pressure completely ...
Hello, take Angioton (Schwabe) ,15 drops with water twice daily. take lemon water with salt . Drink more water. Take a cup of the raw beetroot juice twice daily. It is one of the best home remedies for low blood pressure. Drinking a cup of strong black coffee can also help.
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Every now n then focusing on heart does any problem. please tell me the foods for healthy heart.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Every now n then focusing on heart does any problem. please tell me the foods for healthy heart.
Yes being obsessed with having a heart disease is a problem. Eat healthy, exercise moderately and keep bp and blood sugar and lipid profile under control. Eat everything available according to seasons. Don't go out of the way to buy a particular fruit or vegetables. Less fats of good quality like mustard oil, saute and cook with steam using chat masala type of flavours and tomatoes purries to thicken the gravies instead of fried onions giving floating with oil curries and some homes prefer it this way only but habits of family needs a change so that nobody feels like a patient or a special person reminding about risk to heart. Eat vitamins and minerals through fresh fruits and vegetables of the season. Eg cucumber in summer and carrots in winters but use fresh lemon juice and honey for 365 days. Little salt and sugar despite bp and sugars under control. Eat few nuts everyday to get protein and good fats. Exercise in moderation like walking for few miles according to your capacity. Don't compare with others. Di practice yoga and meditation to reduce day to day stress.
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What are the chances of a 24 year old that's 5'10 and 140 pounds having a heart attack? Also are the chances much smaller if the person above doesn't smoke.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
What are the chances of a 24 year old that's 5'10 and 140 pounds having a heart attack? Also are the chances much sma...
Weigh if in pounds is normal. Chances are as much as in a careless person who smokes, is exposed to pollution on road, eats bad fats, does not eat fruits and vegetables, takes every stress to heart and has high bp and blood sugar levels. Take care. Instead of having anxiety disorders, it is better to learn about heart, practice the precautions to prevent and teach others also.
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My father has got HDL 44. LDL 152 Kindly suggest some measures to improve it and please also explain how this cholesterol level affects my father physically. And reasons for abnormal cholesterol level? I will be highly obliged. Thank you.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
My father has got HDL 44. LDL 152
Kindly suggest some measures to improve it and please also explain how this cholest...
High cholesterol can cause- * hypertension * early fatigue * shortness of breath * high risk of cardiovascular disease * increased chance of fat accumulation in liver (fatty liver) to reduce cholesterol in body: * avoid butter, ghee & cream in your diet. * eat five leaves of kari patta and five leaves of neem once in a day. * avoid non veg food because it contain high fat content. * do not eat fast food and avoid cold drink. * do running and jogging daily for 15 minutes. Start with 5 minutes then increase time period slowly. Do morning and evening walk daily. * do not drink alcohol it harmful to your liver and disturb your metabolism causes increase in cholesterol. * add kali mirch (black pepper) in your breakfast. * drink 6 to 7 glass of water daily. * take sound sleep in night of 6 to 7 hrs. Do not take stress.
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Approach to Ramadan Fasting In Patients with Heart Diseases

PGDCC (Cardiology ), CCEBDM (Diabetes), CCGDM (Gestational Diabetes), CCMTD (Thyroid), MBBS
Cardiologist, Udaipur
Approach to Ramadan Fasting In Patients with Heart Diseases

Holy month ramadan is auspicious for worldwide muslims and most of them starts fasting early in the morning up to the sunset in the evening during this entire month.

Heart disease patients tend to fast during ramadan but they have many questions:

1. Cardiac patients can fast?

The holy Quran exempts sick people from fasting. Fasting is allowed only for stable heart disease patient and it's strictly the discretion of the treating cardiologist.

Common types of cardiac conditions as follows:

A. Patients who had heart attack or recent stenting or open heart surgery

Many studies comparing ramadan with other months in cardiac patients shows there is no significant differences in the incidence of heart attack or typical cardiac chest pain during ramadan. Patients with recent acute heart attack, heart attack equivalent chest pain with high cardiac enzymes, recent stenting, recent open heart surgery should strictly avoid fasting.

B. Patients with low pumping of heart i. E, reduced ejection fraction 

Low pumping of the heart is one of the common cause of frequent hospitalisations among cardiac patients. Many studies done in the middle east shows there was no significant difference in the number of hospitalizations for patients with low heart pumping during ramadan. Its almost similar to other months without fasting. But in this category certain groups of patients cannot fast especially patients with difficulty in breathing, associated swelling of legs, associated cough and sudden increase in weight.

C. Patients with high blood pressure.

Most of the high blood pressure patients on controlled medications can fast during ramadan as it will not affect the blood pressure readings and it was proved in many studies. Certain group of patients with resistant blood pressure who requires multiple drugs for controlling should consult treating doctors before ramadan for appropriate dose adjustments. If dose adjustment is not possible then for such patients it is advisable to abstain from fasting to avoid cardiac and other complications.

2. How to take their cardiac drugs during this month?

Stomach ulcer and related complications are common during ramadan. Hence drugs which can cause gastric irritation (like aspirin) should be taken as per the advice of treating doctor. Before ramadan you should consult your doctor and make sure regarding the dose and timing. Medications like water pill (lasix)to be avoided during fasting.

3. Lifestyle during ramadan

Avoid over eating while breaking the fast

Avoid exercise after a large meal

Stop smoking

4. Can cardiac patients do hajj pilgrimage?

Cardiac patients who is certified as stable and fit by the treating cardiologist can go for hajj

Full medical workup is mandatory before hajj.

Patients with recent acute heart attack, heart attack equivalent chest pain with high cardiac enzymes, recent stenting, recent open heart surgery are unfit for hajj.

Take home messages-:

A. Consult your doctor before ramadan regarding your health condition and dose adjustments if required.

B. Comply to medication

C. High risk patients should avoid fasting

D. Unfit cardiac patients should not try hajj pilgrimage.

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I have got little pain in heart after driving a car for a long time. please advice

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I have got little pain in heart after driving a car for a long time. please advice
At 19, remember, every pain on v chest need not be due to heart. Get checked anyway for heart. Ecg, echo, strss test, blood test for sugar and total lipids. Get back here with reports for more guidance.
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I am 56y old. No sugar or b.p. But breast operated right side in2006. I knew that slight maligamy for my left valve of heart in 2006 but not a problem for my breast operation I took keemo and ok. But since 3 years right hand is swelling and recovering but no pain or problem. Breathing air is forcedly coming out from mouth when I slept on left side. Is this harmful? What to do?

MBBS, DMRD, MD - Radio Diagnosis, FIIM(Ayurved), D.SC, Post Doctoral Fellowship of Institute of Indian Medicine, Ph.D
Non-Invasive Conservative Cardiac Care Specialist, Ahmednagar
I am 56y old. No sugar or b.p. But breast operated right side in2006. I knew that slight maligamy for my left valve o...
Dear After breast surgery this is seen that there is arm swelling on same side. There is obstruction to lymph flow causing this. In case of pain consult your doctor. Regular checkup advised. Vm.
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What happens before, during and after a heart attack? WebMD explains the causes of heart attacks, which affect 1 million Americans every year,

B.Sc(hons), Physics, B.H.M.S., PGDIT (software Engg)
Homeopath, Delhi
What happens before, during and after a heart attack? WebMD explains the causes of heart attacks, which affect 1 mill...
If you fear hear attack live a simple life, no alcohol, smoking etc, do yoga etc. If you go against nature, nature will take revenge.
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I have gone through cardiac arrest 5 months later what precautions should I take in future.

MBBS, MD-General Medicine, DM - Cardiology
Cardiologist, Secunderabad
I have gone through cardiac arrest 5 months later what precautions should I take in future.
The precautions include taking your meds regularly, regular checkup, maintaining healthy lifestyle, balanced and healthy diet, avoiding smoking, avoiding stress. Although as per guidelines you can drive but better to avoid driving and swimming.
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My mother have blood pressure problem. Its 180 every day. What should I do? What's the reason behind that?

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
My mother have blood pressure problem. Its 180 every day. What should I do? What's the reason behind that?
Dear, These are Causes of High BP: * High salt intake * Excess consumption of Alcohol, coffee * Obesity (overweight) * Lack of Exercise (sedentary lifestyle) * Due to lack of sleep. * Due to Anxiety To control or maintan BP normal there are some instructions are given below: •Do not take salt in high amount or try to avoid it because high sodium level increase BP. • Eat less amount of pickle and fast food, fast food contain high sodium. • Avoid drinking alcohol and smoking. • Take less amount of coffee and tea both increase BP. • Drink 8 to 10 glass of water daily • Do exercise daily, running and long walk. • Take 6 to 8 hrs of sleep daily. Do not take too much stress. • Do long breathing pranayams daily for 10 - 15 minutes. It will reduce your stress level in your body. • Avoid taking too much fat foods such as butter, cheese, ghee. • Eat healthy diet such as green leafy vegetables, fruits. Eat an apple daily.
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My mom has b. P. Problem and it's fluctuate lower side to higher side. Sometimes BP is 60/90 and when took coffee for dis, it goes like 155/210. We consult to many doc but no favorable result.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
My mom has b. P. Problem and it's fluctuate lower side to higher side. Sometimes BP is 60/90 and when took coffee for...
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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Hi am 26 year old woman waiting for labour pain I have pregnancy of 285 days as of now. I have all normal reports yet. I have taken castor oil with milk but found no response. What should I do?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hi am 26 year old woman waiting for labour pain I have pregnancy of 285 days as of now. I have all normal reports yet...
Hello, Lybrate user, Tk homoeo medicine @ pulsatilla 30-6 pills, thrice. Tk, plenty of water to condition your amniotic fluid. Wish U a healthy baby. Tk care.
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I am 26 years old and have hypertension. I am not interested in taking medicine because I read in internet that bp medication causes erection problems. Is that true or do the modern medicines for bp are safe has no side effects?

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I am 26 years old and have hypertension. I am not interested in taking medicine because I read in internet that bp me...
In ayurveda, Hypertension is referred to as Rakta Capa Vriddhi and it sees the vitiation of vata and pitta doshas as the main cause..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....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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My father is of 50. He was suffered from major heart attack on 18 april. Then angiography was done and 2 veins blockage came 90 % and 60 %. Before standing or surgery he suffered from tubercular meningitis, Pott's spine and sepsis. Now following medicine is going on : R cinex 450 / 300 Combutol 1000 mg PZA 750 Pyri 10 Deplatt A 75 Avas 20 Cardace 1.25 Meconerv forte Is this medicine ok? Can we do ayurvedic treatment to remove blockage of veins? What can be done to remove the blockage ? Which should not effect adversely, keeping in mind all the diseases.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
My father is of 50. He was suffered from major heart attack on 18 april. Then angiography was done and 2 veins blocka...
Please follow anti tubercular treatment as scheduled. But all of anti tb medicines are toxic to liver specially r cinex, therefore need to do liver function tests every month or earlier if some changes like loss of appetite / jaundice symptoms felt. We advise liver toxic food like fats & other heavy medicines known to be toxic to liver and kidneys. Atovas is used to lower cholesterol but fats are not given to patients on treatment for tb, emphasis is on high carbs & more simple proteins. There is no need to give this medicine which is toxic to liver. He is being given ace inhibitor to bring down bp-this medicine can lead to cough confusing symptoms of tb. Change to safer beta blockers after consulting with your doctors. Regarding medicines to dissolve blockages, our system has not much to offer for old blockages, be careful about interactions with ayurvedic medicines also. I can suggest simple things which may help dissolve blockages & help the liver also. Juice of pomegranate, spoon of honey + juice of a lemon in warm water on empty stomach, apple cider vinegar plus honey. Avoid all fats except good fats like a spoon of pure ghee only plus a katori of assorted nuts to get much needed protein plus good fats. He must be on bed rest, get some physiotherapic advice to improve the blood circulation otherwise get massage done on entire body. If person is not eating bad fats, the levels of lipids remain within limits and there is no need for medicines to lower cholesterol. Give him high protein diet like simple things like toned milk, curd, chhachh, boiled eggs, clear fat free soups of vegetables and pulses. Get back here for more guidance with latest reports of liver function tests, cbc & total lipid profile. Good luck. Continue giving multivitamin in the list of medicines above.
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I am having Ischemic Heart Ailment for the last three decades. Does it have led to Ischemic Bowel Syndrome? What medications should I take >

MD- INTERNAL MEDICINE, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I am having Ischemic Heart Ailment for the last three decades.
Does it have led to Ischemic Bowel Syndrome? What medi...
No, ischaemic heart ailment has no bowel connection. Continue your heart medicines. For bowel problem consult a gastro-enterologist.
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