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Dr. Vivek Baliga B - Cardiologist, Bangalore

Dr. Vivek Baliga B

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MBBS, MRCP (UK), PG Diploma In Lipid Management, MBA (Healthcare)

Cardiologist, Bangalore

17 Years Experience  ·  400 at clinic  ·  ₹300 online
Dr. Vivek Baliga B 88% (35 ratings) MBBS, MRCP (UK), PG Diploma In Lipid Management, MBA (Hea... Cardiologist, Bangalore
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I have a keen interest in the management of diabetic cardiovascular disease and heart failure. I also am an avid blogger - http://heartsense.in

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Education
MBBS - Kasturba Medical Colleg - 2001
MRCP (UK) - Royal College Of Physicians Of The United Kindom - 2006
PG Diploma In Lipid Management - Middlesex University(UK) - 2016
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MBA (Healthcare) - University of Phoenix - 2014
Past Experience
Consultant Cardiologist & Physician at Baliga Diagnostics Pvt Ltd
Languages spoken
English
Hindi
Kannada
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Konkani
Awards and Recognitions
Proficiency Certification In Echocardiography, British Society of Echocardiography
Doctor of Philosophy
Professional Memberships
Indian Academy of Echocardiography
Cardiology Society of India, Bangalore Chapter
Association of Physicans of India
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Royal College of Physicians (UK)
Cardiological Society of India (CSI)
Association of Physicians of India

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Excessive Noise At Workplace - Why Is It Bad For Your Heart?

MBBS, MRCP (UK), PG Diploma In Lipid Management, MBA (Healthcare)
Cardiologist, Bangalore
Excessive Noise At Workplace - Why Is It Bad For Your Heart?

There are many different types of noise one may hear in an office. This includes people talking, phones ringing, construction sounds, etc. Complaining about noise in the office can seem silly. However, continuous exposure to noise can affect a person’s mental and physical health. It is not good for the company wither as working in noisy conditions can affect productivity in terms of the worker’s ability to concentrate on tasks and the quality of work being done.

Noise and Health Risks
When talking about noise, the first health effect that comes to mind is a loss of hearing. In many cases, prolonged exposure to noisy conditions can permanently damage hearing. Noise also affects blood pressure levels and can cause sudden spikes. Noise also affects a person’s cholesterol levels. In addition, it can make simple tasks stressful. It can also lead to mental issues such as moodiness, depression and anxiety.

Noise and the Heart
Working in a noisy atmosphere can double a person’s risk of suffering from heart disease. High cholesterol levels caused by noise can thicken artery walls and reduce the amount of space available for blood flow. When combined with high blood pressure, this can have a disastrous effect. It can lead to the rupturing of blood vessels or can cause blood clots to be formed. Studies have also shown that people exposed to loud noise at work are more likely to smoke. This in turn further increases the risk of heart disease.

Protecting the Heart
Some noises in an office can be controlled while others cannot. For example, an office may set a rule for all phones to ring at a low volume. However, nothing much can be done about construction sounds. Hence, it is important to be proactive in protecting yourself from the noise. An easy way to do this is by wearing protective hearing devices such as earmuffs or earplugs. When playing music through such devices, it is important to regulate the volume it is being played at. One should also not listen to music continuously through these devices. Devices that create white noise can also be beneficial. For example, the humming of a fan can block out other unwanted sounds. Workers experiencing hearing loss should consult a doctor at the earliest. This can help prevent further loss of hearing and lower stress levels that in turn keep the heart healthier.

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High Blood Pressure And Headache - Is There A Relationship?

MBBS, MRCP (UK), PG Diploma In Lipid Management, MBA (Healthcare)
Cardiologist, Bangalore
High Blood Pressure And Headache - Is There A Relationship?

Almost everyone these days is familiar with headaches. The throbbing pain that invades your headspace when you are in the middle of your meeting or work – where you need to focus. It is unforgiving and a big nuisance.

Mostly common conditions like fatigue, lack of sleep, stress, sinus and migraine cause pain in the head. But recent studies show that high blood pressure, or what is commonly known as hypertension, may also lead to severe headaches. Most of the time high blood pressure do not exhibit any symptoms and hence is referred to as ‘the silent killer’. More often than not people do not even realize how a mild headache can be a result of hypertension.

The Link between Hypertension and Headaches
Hypertension or high blood pressure usually occurs when the force of the blood flow in the arteries increase. A headache resulting from high blood pressure usually affects both sides of the head, particularly the temple regions. One major and common cause of high blood pressure is stress. Although people may not be able to find a relationship between the two, one may experience mild but steady pain throughout the head particularly in the forehead or at the back of the head.

In high blood pressure, a palpitating sensation in the temple region often accompanies the sensation of pain in the head. Pain in the temple region is usually accompanied by mild headaches for which you should seek medical attention. Hypertensive emergency is normally considered when the blood pressure reaches above 180/110. Besides headaches, high blood pressure can also take a serious toll on your health leading to stroke or heart attack, if not treated on time.

There are three types of hypertension conditions that are followed by mild to severe headaches:

  1. Malignant Hypertension- Sudden or rapid increase in blood pressure causes malignant hypertension, which requires medical attention. This is more common among young adults and women with pregnancy-induced high blood pressure.
  2. Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension- This condition is characterized by increased blood pressure around the brain and is commonly diagnosed with symptoms like vision problems, shoulder pain, thumping noise in the ears, nausea, and severe headaches almost every day.
  3. Hypertensive Encephalopathy- An extreme version of elevated blood pressure, can cause swelling in the brain, severe headaches that may worsen, nausea, dizziness, seizures and even coma.

Uncontrolled high blood pressure can be deadly, and is more common among smokers and older people. The condition can be controlled by adopting certain dietary measures- diet rich in vegetables and fruits, but low in fat, salt, sugary and sweetened beverages, and red meat. However, with proper medications and a balanced diet, one may be able to keep their blood pressure in check. Once the blood pressure normalizes, the headache also disappears in no time.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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I am 60 years old, taking - Angistat 6.5 mg, coversyl 8/10, amlong MT 50 and ecosprin 75. Is this combination of medicine ok. I am taking this combination since last 3-4 yrs. Not feeling any side effects.

MBBS, MRCP (UK), PG Diploma In Lipid Management, MBA (Healthcare)
Cardiologist, Bangalore
I am 60 years old, taking - Angistat 6.5 mg, coversyl 8/10, amlong MT 50 and ecosprin 75. Is this combination of medi...
Hello. I presume you are taking these tablets for heart disease? The combination seems to be quite okay, provided your blood pressure and other parameters are within normal range. If you are concerned, please do visit your doctor for further advice.
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Dear sirs! can I take Roseday 5 mg (rosuvastatin) tablet on morning time? This tablet prescribed me a doctor and they suggested me to take it in the night time! so which is better time? Thank you!

MBBS, MRCP (UK), PG Diploma In Lipid Management, MBA (Healthcare)
Cardiologist, Bangalore
Dear sirs! can I take Roseday 5 mg (rosuvastatin) tablet on morning time? This tablet prescribed me a doctor and they...
Hello. We generally recommend cholesterol lowering medicine in the night as the synthesis of cholesterol in the liver is highest in the night. In other words, night time is a better time for better effect.
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Age 1n 30 my bp is high in some time. Some time normal what Do? Pls give me answer?

MBBS, MRCP (UK), PG Diploma In Lipid Management, MBA (Healthcare)
Cardiologist, Bangalore
Age 1n 30 my bp is high in some time. Some time normal what Do? Pls give me answer?
Hello. If your blood pressure is only occasionally increasing, then there might be a trigger for it. For example, stress can be a trigger. However, if you are concerned, please see your doctor about getting a test called an Ambulatory blood pressure recording. This can help you determine what your blood pressure readings are like over a 24 hour period and can help guide the need for treatment.
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I am 35 years I have high BP problem, please suggest which medicine should I start. My BP is 170.

MBBS, MRCP (UK), PG Diploma In Lipid Management, MBA (Healthcare)
Cardiologist, Bangalore
I am 35 years I have high BP problem, please suggest which medicine should I start. My BP is 170.
Hello. IF you have developed high blood pressure, then the first thing you should be doing is to reduce your salt intake. Added salt in pickles, cheeses and preserved foods must be avoided at all costs. Even your normal food you eat every day should have lesser salt than normal. With regards to medicine, please visit your family physician for advice on treatment.
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I am suffering from high blood pressure (90-140), please suggest me what should I do?

MBBS, MRCP (UK), PG Diploma In Lipid Management, MBA (Healthcare)
Cardiologist, Bangalore
I am suffering from high blood pressure (90-140), please suggest me what should I do?
Hello, It appears your blood pressure is at the border at the moment, but you would require some lifestyle change. Please visit your doctor to discuss this further.
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I am suffering from High Blood Pressure 100-150 Bp so you give me a right step to live normal.

MBBS, MRCP (UK), PG Diploma In Lipid Management, MBA (Healthcare)
Cardiologist, Bangalore
I am suffering from High Blood Pressure 100-150 Bp so you give me a right step to live normal.
Hello. High blood pressure is a common problem in India. The best way to control high blood pressure is to change your lifestyle and diet. 1. Reduce your salt intake as much as you can. Avoid eating foods preserved in salt such as cheeses and pickles. Even bakery items and snacks must be avoided. 2. Start an exercise program. Walking briskly for 45 minutes per day can help you lower your blood pressure. Similarly, performing yoga and relaxation techniques can also help. 3. Stop smoking - if you smoke that is. 4. Lose weight - If you are on the heavier side, follow a healthy low calorie diet and exercise more. With weight loss, you can bring down your blood pressure. I hope this helps you! Best wishes.
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I am not able to breathe properly. Small amount of blood is coming out when I cough. Little pain in right chest.

MBBS, MRCP (UK), PG Diploma In Lipid Management, MBA (Healthcare)
Cardiologist, Bangalore
Hello. It might just be an infection, but you do need to see a doctor. A chest x-ray may be necessary to make a diagnosis so that treatment can be started if needed.
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I started having chest pains and burping in august 2017. I had an ecg ,echo, thyroid test (liver and pancreas test also) All came normal. Doctor said its anxiety since I am preparing for competitive examination. My chest pains have reduced but my burping has not stop. And now since january 2018 I am having pain in my left arm that suddenly comes and goes. I am very paranoid and keep checking google for symptom of heart attack and stroke. I even measure my bp 2 times a day just to be sure. This has also started interfering in my studies and my parents are also very concerned as all doctor says I am fine. My weight has also reduced due to this and my father thinks that going to doctor would be to waist time. What to do?

MBBS, MRCP (UK), PG Diploma In Lipid Management, MBA (Healthcare)
Cardiologist, Bangalore
I started having chest pains and burping in august 2017. I had an ecg ,echo, thyroid test (liver and pancreas test al...
Hello. Sorry to hear you feel like this. As you are only 18 years old, it is highly unlikely that you will have heart disease. The symptoms that you have described are not really specific for heart disease, and can be seen in acid reflux and in anxiety/panic attacks. I notice you have had some investigations done which as fortunately normal. Maybe you could get a treadmill test done. Please speak to your doctor about that. If you do well on the treadmill and there are no changes on the ECG, then it would hopefully reduce your worries about this. Hope this helps.
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