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Dr. Shiv Kumar Swamy

Cardiologist, Bangalore

Dr. Shiv Kumar Swamy Cardiologist, Bangalore
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Dr. Shiv Kumar Swamy is a trusted Cardiologist in Kothanur, Bangalore. He is currently associated with T R Hospital in Kothanur, Bangalore. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Shiv Kumar Swamy on Lybrate.com.

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I am 68, diabetic and controlled BP. Why my head is heavy in the evening at 7 pm, when I cough horrible heaviness on both sides if my head. It will be reduced if I take nap or relax on bed. Advise please. Thanks.

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Gurgaon
I am 68, diabetic and controlled BP. Why my head is heavy in the evening at 7 pm, when I cough horrible heaviness on ...
Dear sir, at your age and with your medical condition, I suggest you should go to your family physician and discuss your problem with him. Over the internet we will not be able to examine you and so it will be unfair to treat u. Regards.
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I am 41 years old. Whenever I go for dieting I become constipated. I'm suffering from high b. P. High triglyceride and hypothyroidism too. Please guide me with proper diet chart. Should I remove oil and eat boiled vegetables? Can I con sattu? It helps in bowl movement. I'm 5 ft in height and weigh 65 kg, female.

Diploma in Cardiology, MBBS
Cardiologist, Delhi
I am 41 years old. Whenever I go for dieting I become constipated. I'm suffering from high b. P. High triglyceride an...
Probably it's your hypothyroidism which is causing constipation. Drink as much of fluid yu can and add salads n fruits. N walk daily for some time.
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I had high tryglerides. And am taking lipaglyn tab at morning I like to avoid medicine. What is my next step.

M.B.B.S. , PG Diploma In Clinical Cardiology
Cardiologist, Delhi
I had high tryglerides. And am taking lipaglyn tab at morning
I like to avoid medicine. What is my next step.
Hi Do strenous exercise 45 minutes a day Avoid ghee butter use saffola or rice bran oil instead Add fibres to your diet Asians usually have a high level of triglyceride as compared to white Medical therapy is not indicated if tg level are less then 300 Try life style modification for 3 months atleast before starting medicines.
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I have two questions 1. How often should I test my blood sugar, and what should I do if it is too high or too low? 2. If I'm overweight, how many pounds do I have to lose to make a difference in my health?

Vaidya Visharad
Ayurveda, Narnaul
I have two questions
1. How often should I test my blood sugar, and what should I do if it is too high or too low?
2....
Please write your age and height. Use some home remedies. Dinner whole grain bread or chapattis, steamed vegetables. Do regular exercise like brisk walking (at least), running, swimming etc. Avoid sedentary and lazy lifestyle.
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I am having increased cholestrol as under:-total cholestrol-214hdl cholestrol-direct-32ldl cholestrol-direct-97triglycerides-453tc/hdl cholestrol ratio-6.8ldl/hdl ratio-3.1vldl cholestrol-90.6non-hdl cholestrol-182.3kindly advice what to do?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am having increased cholestrol as under:-total cholestrol-214hdl cholestrol-direct-32ldl cholestrol-direct-97trigly...
Hello dear High triglycerides and cholesterol can cause atherosclerotic heart disease or narrowed coronary arteries in the heart can cause the symptoms of angina, when theheart muscle is not provided with enough oxygen to function. Decreased blood supply to the brain may be due to narrowed small arteries in the brain or because the larger carotidarteries in the neck may become blocked. This can result in a transient ischmic attack or stroke. Peripheral artery disease describes gradual narrowing of the arteries that supply the legs. During exercise , if the legs do not get enough blood supply, they can develop pain , called claudication . Other arteries in the body may also be affected by plaque buildup causing them to narrow, including the mesenteric arteries to the intestine and the renal arteries to the kidney. Change life style .do meditation,yoga, Go walk daily, do any one physically activity daily i.e.play any game., Avoid fast foods,oily foods,junk foods,alcohol,smoking,fatty foods, non-veg.,avoid stress,take plenty of water in day time. And 1 glass of water before bed at night. use flax oil, omega-3 fatty meal or cap., take .green veg., whole grain. Garlic,. Cod liver oil. Take anti cholesterol medicines . Cap. Ecosprin gold-10 at night daily.
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I am 45 male suffering from high Blood pressure. Presently taking Telma 80H. Also have diabetes problems. Suggest me the best medicine to control my above diseases.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am 45 male suffering from high Blood pressure. Presently taking Telma 80H. Also have diabetes problems. Suggest me ...
Mr Manoj, Hypertension and diabetes usually are seen together in many persons. Apart from taking appropriate medication, it essential to adapt a modified lifestyle, which means having a balanced and restricted diet, exercising regularly for more than 1 hour a day, avoiding sweets, deep fried foods, junk foods, alcohol and smoking. In case of hypertension salt intake also has to be low(2.3 g/day). From the data it is not clear what is level of blood pressure, which drugs are being taken for treating diabetes and current fasting and PP sugar leves and HbA1c%. Plus also inform you are exercising regularly, as your BMI is 26.19 kgs, which is high. Plus inform about dietary pattern. It will be good if you come in a private conversation with these details, where I will be able to give specific suggestions.
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Hi my father is a heart patient. He feels slight pain in chest while walking which gets normal within min if he sits down. And sometimes this pain occurs right after having dinner while sitting. His engeography report says average 40% blockage of each valves. What do you say this pain is a heart pain or something else.

MBBS
General Physician, Ahmedabad
LIKELY HEART PAIN. IS HE BHAVING HIGH BP//DIABETES//HIS BODY WEIGHT//ANY HABITS? WHAT CURRENT MEDICINE NHE IS TAKING? CAN ASK PRIVATELY WITH DETAILS. NO NEED TO WORRY ABOUT 40% BLOCKS.
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I have chest pain nowadays. What is the reason for that. Is it due to gas problems. Or anything else. Am a 20 year old boy. Need. your advice doctor.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
I have chest pain nowadays. What is the reason for that. Is it due to gas problems. Or anything else. Am a 20 year ol...
Hello, CHEST PAIN in your case may be due to 1.acidity. 2. severe anxiety 3. muscular problem A. You can take Tablet Pantocid 40 mg (if no drug allergy) one tablet before food for 3 days B. Local application of Volini gel 1% twice a day for 2-3 day if it seems to be muscular pain you should go for BP check 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/me for Further Management
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I went through angioplasty in 2011, since then I have been advised to reduce my weight but even though I do not eat much my weight doesn't reduce. Also, I have not been able to go for a check up in a while, please advise what tests do I need to have for ensuring complete checkup.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I went through angioplasty in 2011, since then I have been advised to reduce my weight but even though I do not eat m...
Do not try too hard to loose weight, if your test reports show normal fats and sugars. Get total lipid profile blood test cardiac ct done for blockages, echo test for % age of heart function and continue with healthy diet plus exercise as per your capability.
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Atrial Fibrillation Symptoms, Types and Treatment

MBBS, PG Diploma in Clinical Cardiology
Cardiologist, Gurgaon
Atrial Fibrillation   Symptoms, Types and Treatment

We all know about the heartbeat, which is produced by the opening and closing of the valves in the heart, which in turn controls our blood flow. There is a regular pattern to this beat, and when, due to various reasons, it becomes irregular, it is known as arrhythmia. Atrial fibrillation, known shortly as AFib, is one of the common types of arrhythmia.

Why AFib: The heart has an electrical impulse system, which controls the opening/closing of its valves. Due to various changes, be it lifestyle, dietary, or regular wear and tear, this electrical system is affected and so the valves do not function properly. This leads to altered rhythm, and when it happens on the right side of the heart, in the valves between the two atria, it is known as atrial fibrillation.

Signs and Symptoms: It is not something which shows up as soon as the onset happens. It is a gradual condition, and many people with AFib may go for months with no symptoms. There could be general symptoms like fatigue and headaches. Gradually, more symptoms like heart palpitations, shortness of breath, dizziness, occasional chest pain, or fainting set in. It is usually when workup for some other disease is being done.

Monitoring the pulse or heartbeat is one of the best ways to keep a check on the condition.

Types: There are different forms of it – paroxysmal, persistent, and permanent. In the first one, there are brief bursts of AFib lasting less than 7 days. With gradual progression, symptoms are more frequent and last longer, converting into persistent AFib, which lasts longer than 7 days. If the condition is longstanding and the doctor (as well as the patient) have decided not to treat it, it is permanent AFib.

Risk Factors: The chances of developing AFib increase with family history, age, obesity, smoking, hyperthyroidism, chronic lung diseases, and sleep apnea.

Living with AFib: It is a longstanding condition, and the following precautions are necessary, which are generally heart-healthy.

  1. Quit Smoking: In addition to the multiple benefits of quitting, managing AFib is one.

  2. Diet Changes: Change to a heart-healthy diet with whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, increased fish oils, reduced fat, reduced salt and sugar etc.

  3. Work It Out: Get into an exercise regimen. Discuss with your doctor to identify and agree on the type and level of exercise. This helps manage weight and stress, both essential for controlling AFib.

  4. Manage Alcohol Consumption: Avoid excess consumption of alcoholic beverages. Avoid them completely if they trigger symptoms.

If you have the risk factors for AFib, implementing these changes earlier than the onset of symptoms can help delay progress and reduce severity of the symptoms.

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Hello! I'm a 40yo woman. I'm dealing with blood pressure for quite a long time now. But recently it's been a disaster. For the past few weeks, the lowest it got is 130. It's always above 150. I was supposed to go for a surgery (that's for something else) but my doc told me to get my blood pressure balanced. How do I do it? Pls help.

PG Dip Diet, B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Kolkata
Hello! I'm a 40yo woman. I'm dealing with blood pressure for quite a long time now. But recently it's been a disaster...
Hello, lybrate-user, you need to eat balanced yet nutritious diet which would be low in animal fat, salt (table salt), low sodium foods and regular aerobic and light exercises. You need to consult a dietician to know what to eat, how, when and how much.
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I am 44 years old I suffered with blood pressure that is 160/90 know I checked it was normal when I checked it in 21-7-15 it was like above know it is normal shall I use medications or shall I stop using those.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 44 years old I suffered with blood pressure that is 160/90 know I checked it was normal when I checked it in 21-...
B. P. 160/90 is high. Avoid stress. Avoid salty meal, avoid oily meal. Do checkup lipid profile, blood sugar random. Ecg. You should start medicines for control it. Take whole grain foods. Do walk in morning. Yoga and meditation.
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I don't get sleep at times I was fair but some times I get black patches after few weeks I don't have them is it due to cholesterol.

B.Sc(hons), Physics, B.H.M.S., PGDIT (software Engg)
Homeopath, Delhi
I don't get sleep at times I was fair but some times I get black patches after few weeks I don't have them is it due ...
Medicine sbl calc phos 3x / 3 times a day 10 days food 25 pcs kismis daily 5 pcs khejur 2 boiled eggs daily morning 4 tspnful glucose daily mixed fruit juice daily evening complain daily exercise do swming gym daily 20-30 minutes. If medicine suit you then contact after 2 weeks
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My lower BP rate is higher than the normal rate n that is 10points higher. I alwz feel sweat drops on my face only in d noon time n Dat happens in winters also. Wat is d cause of this n solution. M 35 years old. Please describe briefly.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
My lower BP rate is higher than the normal rate n that is 10points higher. I alwz feel sweat drops on my face only in...
1. Do regular aerobic exercise like brisk walk for 30 minutes every day 2. Reduce your weight if overweight 3. Reduce salt intake 4. Drink plenty of water 5. Take bland diet, avoid spicy, oily, junk saturated fat and cholesterol rich diet. Take plenty of green leafy vegetables, fruits, 6. Stop smoking and consumption of alcohol, tobacco, 7. Avoid stress, anxiety, physical and mental exertion 8. Do yoga, meditation, and deep breathing exercise 9. Monitor your bp regularly and consult physician for treatment 10. Have adequate sleep for 7-8 hours daily.
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He is 70 years old already taking Rozustat 20 medicine for cholesterol as per last report ldl cholesterol count-65. But I just checked through Lybrate. It is showing hdl cholesterol-19 Ldl cholesterol-75 & ratio is 8 & 4 respectively. .pl. Suggest he will continue same medicine or any changes. Pl. Confirm.

MBBS, DM - Cardiology, MD
Cardiologist, Hyderabad
He is 70 years old already taking Rozustat 20 medicine for cholesterol as per last report ldl cholesterol count-65. B...
the ratios are higher because of Low HDL...don't change tablet...you should increase your HDL instead by regular excersice,wt loss,consume 40 gms of badam,pista,walnut( all together 40 gms), if you are non vegetarian,replace meat with sea fish( twice a week atleast) also take two teaspoons of flax seed powder...
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What type of medicine I should try when high blood pressure? I am 32 year old guy and some I feel high blood pressure.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
What type of medicine I should try when high blood pressure? I am 32 year old guy and some I feel high blood pressure.
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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Sir I am 29 year male having regular high blood pressure 160/95 I am taking one tablet (Tricinod-10/6.25) (composition is cilnidipine-10mg, Telmisartan-40mg, Chlothalidone-6.25mg) daily in morning but my BP is not come down. I am non smoker, non alcoholic. Doing daily exercise and taking too low salt and am taking vegetable and fruits in my diet. My glucose fasting is 58 mg/dl, HDL CHOLESTEROL is 31 mg/dl, TRIGLYCERIDES is 186 mg/dl, TOTAL CHOLESTEROL is 135 mg/dl. Please help me sir.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Sir I am 29 year male having regular high blood pressure 160/95 
I am taking one tablet (Tricinod-10/6.25) (compositi...
your reports are normal..pl. continue your medicines. Avoid bad habits i.e. Avoid fast food/fat/oily,salty foods. Coffee, smoking, alcohol intake. Non-veg., take whole grain,oats,green veg.,plenty of water in day time, 1 glass of water at night before bed.
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I am 18 years old and whenever I run daily in the morning I am getting pain in the right side rib and before my leg had been broken now when I run somewhat paining heavily so what should I do sir?

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I am 18 years old and whenever I run daily in the morning I am getting pain in the right side rib and before my leg h...
Do take balanced diet and take ust for 12 days followed by strengthening exercise from neuro physio best wishes.
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I m suffering from the heart problems. What is d best food or the fruit items to take so as in order to clear the minor blockages in the heart.

MBBS
General Physician, Ahmedabad
I m suffering from the heart problems. What is d best food or the fruit items to take so as in order to clear the min...
Less spicy, less oil. Regular exercise/walking. For diet you can refer my health tips on diet and diabetes which are also helpful for heart patient.
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How to control diabetes n, blood pressure n what should the diet for these patients n what is its precaution?

MSC - DIETITICS
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
How to control diabetes n, blood pressure n what should the diet for these patients n what is its precaution?
Diabetes have to be controlled by monitoring diet exercise and medications. All these three together have an impact on your diabetes. For bp you need to cut down on salt and fat intake. Salted food like papad, pickle, sauce also to be avoided.
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