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Dr. Shivam is an experienced Cardiologist in Domlur, Bangalore. He is currently practising at VITAL MEDIHEALTH in Domlur, Bangalore. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Shivam on Lybrate.com.

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Symptoms Of Coronary Artery Disease!

MBBS, MD , DM Cardiology
Cardiologist, Bhopal
Symptoms Of Coronary Artery Disease!

Coronary artery disease is the disease in which the major blood vessels (coronary arteries) that supply blood, nutrients and oxygen to your heart get damaged or disease stricken. It is mostly caused due to the coronary artery getting plagued or inflamed. The consequent reduction in blood flow to the heart causes the various symptoms of coronary artery disease like angina (chest pain), short breath etc.

Symptoms:

Here is a list of a few symptoms that help in identification of the coronary artery disease.

1. Angina - Pressure or tightness may be felt in or near the area of the chest that results in pain. It is mostly felt in the middle or left side of the chest.

2. Shortness of breath - Another symptom of coronary artery disease is short breath, fatigue and a feeling of exertion.

3. Heart attackComplete blockage of the coronary artery results in a heart attack that is a prominent symptom of coronary artery disease. A person may feel heavy pressure in the chest, pain in the shoulder or arm, sweating etc. prior to getting a heart attack.

Causes:

Coronary artery disease occurs when damage or injury is done to the inner layer of the coronary artery. This damage causes plaque, which are deposits made of fat, cholesterol and other cellular waste materials to accumulate near the damaged area of the artery. This process is known as atherosclerosis.

The various causes that result in coronary artery damage are listed below.

- Smoking
- High blood pressure
- Diabetes
- High cholesterol
- Obesity
- High stress
- Physical inactivity. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Cardiologist.

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Natural Ways to Combat Lifestyle Diseases Like Diabetes and Hypertension

MBBS
General Physician, Trivandrum
Natural Ways to Combat Lifestyle Diseases Like Diabetes and Hypertension

The lifestyle we lead plays an important role. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important to overcome many diseases as it helps in bringing the blood pressure to normal and in turn reduce the risks of diseases, such as diabetes and hypertension. Factors like smoking, diet, stress and sedentary lifestyle can lead to hypertension and diabetes. Hypertension is known as silent killer as it is symptomless.

There are various traditional medicines known to lower the blood pressure. Also, there are certain herbs that help in controlling blood pressure and preventing other diseases.

Some of these herbs are:

  1. Basil: This herb has a strong aroma and can be used in the preparation of many foods. It also helps in lowering the blood pressure, though for a brief time. Adding freshly chopped or torn basil to soups, salads, pastas and casseroles not only enhance the taste but are also beneficial for health.
  2. Cinnamon: This herb requires some effort to add in the diet, but is helpful in maintain the blood pressure. Diabetic people should have cinnamon everyday in some or the other way. Cinnamon can be included by sprinkling over cereals, oats, coffee, stews and curries.
  3. Cardamom: Cardamom if consumed daily can be helpful in bringing down blood pressure and in turn controlling hypertension and diabetes. Cardamom is very popular in South Asia, the seeds can be powdered and used in stews, soups or baking. It not only has an enhanced flavor but is also packed with numerous health benefits.
  4. Flaxseed: This is very rich in Omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids are believed to lower the blood pressure and also protect the body against atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. They are known for reducing cholesterol levels, and improving glucose tolerance thus acting as antioxidant. Flaxseeds can be added in smoothies and soups or baked goods.
  5. Garlic: Garlic often synonymous with bad breath and pungent seasoning has immense health benefits. It dilates and relaxes the blood vessels allowing the blood to flow freely and in turn reduces the blood pressure. 
  6. Ginger: Adding ginger to the diet helps to control the blood pressure. It relaxes the blood vessels and improves the circulation of the blood. Ginger can be used in sweets, savories and beverages and is very common in Asian food.
  7. Celery Seed: This is a diuretic and in China it is used to treat hypertension. This can be used to flavor stews, soups, savory dishes and casseroles. Both the seeds and the plant have various benefits and uses of their own.
  8. Hawthorn: This herb is used to treat high blood pressure in China. Decoctions of the herb have health benefits such as reduction of blood pressure, controlling hypertension and blood circulation.
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My father has non obstructive CAD, How often should he take heart related tests and what are the lifestyle changes that he should make to prevent risk of heart attack.

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General Physician, Ahmednagar
My father has non obstructive CAD, How often should he take heart related tests and what are the lifestyle changes th...
Regular visit to cardiologist as asked by them. Morning walk of 4 km in 40 min daily. Avoid non veg, alcohol, tobacco. Lot of leafy vegetables, fruits. Meditation taught by BRAHMAKUMARIS CENTER, which can be found online.
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Sir, I want to know that my cholesterol is 228. I have hypertension and taking medicine for that. In summers my bp remains 130/ 90 or 130/80 without medicine. Do I need to take medicine regularly. With this much cholesterol level do I need to take medicine or diet and exercise will work only.

MBBS, Dip.Cardiology, Fellowship in Clinical Cardiology(FICC), Fellowship in Echocardiology
Cardiologist, Ghaziabad
Sir, I want to know that my cholesterol is 228. I have hypertension and taking medicine for that. In summers my bp re...
Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that occurs naturally in all parts of the body. Your body needs some cholesterol to work properly. But if you have too much in your blood, it can combine with other substances in the blood and stick to the walls of your arteries. This is called plaque. Plaque can narrow your arteries or even block them. High levels of cholesterol in the blood can increase your risk of heart disease. Your cholesterol levels tend to rise as you get older. There are usually no signs or symptoms that you have high blood cholesterol, but it can be detected with a blood test. You are likely to have high cholesterol if members of your family have it, if you are overweight or if you eat a lot of fatty foods. You can lower your cholesterol by exercising more and eating more fruits and vegetables. You also may need to take medicine to lower your cholesterol. High LDL high cholesterol put you on a higher risk of atherosclerotic diseases and heart attacks especially if you have other is factors including hypertension diabetes or a history of smoking so I would advise you to continue / start taking statins which are cholesterol medications the dose of which depends upon your cholesterol levels also you need to start changing your dietary habits and include a regular physical exercise at least 45 minutes a day 5 days a week into your schedule nonetheless you have to stop taking fatty and junk food good luck
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My mother is 50 years old. She is suffering from high blood pressure and it has been very long time. Please give some tips and solution to control or prevent from this.

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Ayurveda, Ambala
My mother is 50 years old. She is suffering from high blood pressure and it has been very long time. Please give some...
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 and long walk daily. • 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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Dear Sir/Ma'am, From 2 years I am in acidity, low blood pressure but now I feel daily mood changes, imbalance in body temperature, hair loss constipation, slow Heart rate, constipation, back bone pain till head, constipation, neck not move easily around easily, irregular constipation, I feel daily pain in my body. So please suggest me best medicine and treatment. I request you.

MD - Alternative Medicine
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
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From 2 years I am in acidity, low blood pressure but now I feel daily mood changes, imbalance in body...
Hello, you having many problems at thia age. First you have to boost your energy /immunity level by adding vitamins n minerals therapy drink any home made fruit juice vegetable soup 3/4 times a day nl - 5 phos syrup 2 tsp 3 times a day report after 15 days stay healthy.
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How to prevent from heart attack. By simple ways so we won't get in life time. N also how to it?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
How to prevent from heart attack. By simple ways so we won't get in life time. N also how to it?
Dear Lybrateuser, - To keep your heart healthy have a well balanced diet, do regular exercise, sleep well, reduce stress - include more of fibre foods in your diet, green leafy & seasonal vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, legumes, sprouts, have low fat milk & milk products, lean meats, a hand full of mixed nuts daily - avoid deep fried, processed, junk foods, restrict salt, sugar intake - do regular exercises like walking, jogging, swimming, also do moderate weight lifting at least twice a week, do yoga, meditation & deep breathing for 5-10 min daily in the morning - sleep well for 7-8 hrs at night as it reduces stress & keeps you alert & active the next day - check BP, blood sugar, cholesterol once a year.
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Blood sugar/BP patient for the last more than 10 years. FBS fluctuate between 125 to 170 whenever got tested. BP about 140 - 85. Having ZOMELIS MET 50 /1000, asomex 5 and glizid 40, one each per day. Suggest for normalizing sugar level.

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Homoeopathy can be used effectively in the treatment of diabetes. Here we mainly concentrate on functioning of the pancreas in efficient insulin production. Medicines such as Helonias 200, Iodum 200, Syzygium Jambolanum θ (Mother Tincture) are used by us effectively in the treatment of all the stages of the diseases.
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How to go for fitness. How I maintain my blood pressure. What is step for this situation.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
How to go for fitness. How I maintain my blood pressure.
What is step for this situation.
Take help from the trainer Every step is not for all Individuals have different types of weight problem
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Natural Treatment For Breathlessness

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai

1. Essential oil:

How to treat shortness of breath-essential oil

This is the first home remedy on how to treat shortness of breath you should know. Essential oil is well-known as the treatment for bronchitis, one of causes of shortness of breath. Bronchitis is the condition when the lining of bronchial tubes is affected and inflamed. If you experience the bronchitis, you will face difficulty in breathing. It is accompanied by cough. A study in 2000 showed that essential oil is effective in treating bronchitis as well as shortness of breath. Essential oil should be taken by mouth in order to achieve the great results.

2. Boswellia:

How to treat shortness of breath-boswellia

When you suffer from dyspnea which is caused by asthma, boswellia is the excellent home remedy on how to treat shortness of breath. Asthma is the condition that makes your airway passages swell and narrow. As a result, asthma leads to shortness of breath, wheezing and coughing. The asthma symptoms are uncomfortable and sometimes fatal. Therefore, it is important to be careful if you want to look for natural solutions instead of medication and treatments which the doctors advise. However, many studies and evidences showed that boswellia is effective in treating shortness of breath caused by asthma.

3. Healthy diet:

How to treat shortness of breath-healthy diet

Shortness of breath can be caused by heart attack. If you suffer shortness of breath and other severe problems such as chest pain, discomfort in neck, back and jaw, nausea, you should call the doctors and make an appointment to get diagnosed. The reason may be that if the heart attack is not treated soon and carefully, it will lead to death. Fortunately, you can reduce the risk of heart attack as well as shortness of breath by following the healthy diet including various red meat, fish, fresh fruit and green vegetables. Many scientific evidences showed that omega-3 fatty acids can keep you from heart attack. Therefore, if you want to look for the natural solution on how to treat shortness of breath, healthy diet including fishy oil and omega-3 fatty acids can reduce the risk of shortness of breath.

4. Avoid stress and anxiety:

How to treat shortness of breath-avoid stress and anxiety

As I mentioned before, stress and anxiety as well as panic attack may be the causes of shortness of breath. Therefore, if you want to avoid dyspnea or know the ways on how to treat shortness of breath, you should reduce and eliminate stress, anxiety. When the panic attacks, it can be terrifying. The reason may be that panic attack symptoms are similar to heart attack. The body is paralyzed by fear and anxiety while it is difficult for you to have physical reaction. It is said that shortness of breath caused by panic is common. Supplement inositol may help you in that case.

5. Lose weight:

How to treat shortness of breath-lose weight

Because obesity can make you breathe difficultly, the need to lose weight is important if you want to cure shortness of breath. The extra weight can put the pressure on your lung and your heart, especially when you try doing the heavy exercises that you are not used to. Therefore, you should follow the diet and weight lost program in order to shed excess weight. Because obesity is the main cause of many diseases including lung disease, heart disease and high blood pressure, losing weight can help you to improve the overall health.

6. Herbs:

How to treat shortness of breath-herbs

Allergies to pollen, mold and dander may be the trigger of shortness of breath. Many herbs can help you cure and prevent allergies. For example, as the best herb on how to treat shortness of breath at home, the herbal extract butterbur can work as an antihistamine in order to help you fight allergies from pollen.

In conclusion, there are 6 ways on how to treat shortness of breath that I want to introduce to you. I want to note that this article is only for informational purpose. If you have any opinions and experience, please share with me by leaving it bellow. I am glad for your contribution.

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