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Dr. Arun Ranganathan

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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
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Dr. Arun Ranganathan is a popular Cardiologist in Anna Nagar West, Chennai. He is currently practising at The Clinik in Anna Nagar West, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Arun Ranganathan on Lybrate.com.

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I am a 24 year old male. I get tired easily. My blood tests reveal that my Vitamin B12 Levels are at 222 pg/ml, Vitamin D3 at 20.65 ng/ml, Total Cholesterol at 206 mg/dl, Triglycerides at 313 mg/dl, and VLDL Cholesterol at 62.6 mg/dl. What should I 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 a 24 year old male. I get tired easily. My blood tests reveal that my Vitamin B12 Levels are at 222 pg/ml, Vitam...
Dear Your Vit D levels are low. Get supplement for this. Eat well. Exercise well. You will be happy Bm.
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I high blood pressure diabetes sugar hypertension how to get rid off it how can live life like normal people.

MD-Physician, PGDCC
Cardiologist, Jaipur
I high blood pressure diabetes sugar hypertension how to get rid off it how can live life like normal people.
Weight reduction is the main treatment in our case. The weight above 100 can be now cured by bariatric surgery. So think for it and you can plan accordingly.
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I have chest pain on both the sides from last 1 or 2 weeks. What is the reason behind this?

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
I have chest pain on both the sides from last 1 or 2 weeks. What is the
reason behind this?
It may be muscular pain mostly... Still need more details to confirm. You may take homoeopathic medicine Belladonna 200 TDs for 1 day..
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Hi, i'm 27 years old. I have a cholesterol problem. I used to smoke but after seeing my report I have given up smoking instead of my cholesterol level is nt a under control my ldl is on 190 and hdl is on 45. How can I control my cholesterol kindly provide me diet chart too.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Hi, i'm 27 years old. I have a cholesterol problem. I used to smoke but after seeing my report I have given up smokin...
High 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. Avoid fast foods,oily foods,junk foods,alcohol,smoking,fatty foods, non-veg.,avoid stress, take omega-3 fatty meal or cap., take .green veg., whole grain.garlic,. Take anti cholesterol medicines .
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I have suffering from chest pain. Can you suggest me what to do? It pains only in the left side of chest.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I have suffering from chest pain. Can you suggest me what to do? It pains only in the left side of chest.
Dear Lybrateuser, - At your age chest pain could be due to acidity, anxiety or sedentary habit - chew your food well, do not skip meals, have meals on time, have 4-5 meals including snacks rather than three large meals, do not lye down for about an hour after meals, have dinner 2-3 hrs before bedtime - avoid fried, spicy & junk food, also restrict intake of tea, coffee to 1-2 cups per day - have 7-8 glasses of water for sufficient hydration - do regular exercise like, walking, jogging, swimming, playing games, also do yoga & deep breathing for 5-10 min daily - take syrup Gelusil, 2 teaspoonful three times a day half an hour after meals - if not much improvement then get an x- ray chest done to know the exact cause & consult a doctor.
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Hypertension In Pregnancy

MBBS, PGDCC
Cardiologist, Delhi
Hypertension In Pregnancy

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is defined as blood pressure higher than 140/90 mm hg. Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy are a major cause of maternal, fetal and neonatal morbidity and mortality, both in developing and developed countries. Hypertension is the most common medical problem in pregnancy.
If high blood pressure continues after 20 weeks of pregnancy, preeclampsia and other complications can develop.

What causes high blood pressure during pregnancy?
According to the national heart, lung, and blood institute (nhlbi), there are several possible causes of high blood pressure during pregnancy.
These include:
- being overweight or obese
- failing to stay active
- smoking
- drinking alcohol
- first-time pregnancy
- a family history of pregnancy-related hypertension
- carrying more than one child
- assistive technology (such as ivf)
- maternal age is also a factor, with pregnant women over the age of 40 being more at risk.

BP measurement:
# use a sitting or semi-reclining position so that the arm to be used is at the level of the heart.
# do not take the bp in the upper arm with the woman on her side, as this will give falsely lower readings.

What are the complications of high blood pressure during pregnancy?
- if high blood pressure continues after 20 weeks of pregnancy, there can be complications. Preeclampsia can develop.

What is preeclampsia?

This condition can cause serious damage to your organs, including your brain and kidneys. Preeclampsia is also known as toxemia or pregnancy-induced hypertension. Preeclampsia with seizures becomes eclampsia. This can be fatal.

Thorough prenatal care, including regular doctor’s visits, should be able to address preeclampsia symptoms. Symptoms include:

@protein in a urine sample
Abnormal swelling in hands and feet
@persistent headaches

Preventing high blood pressure during pregnancy:
Common risk factors for high blood pressure, such as obesity and a history of high blood pressure, can be minimized through diet and exercise. Of course, during pregnancy, it is inevitable that you will gain some weight. It’s recommended that pregnant women consult with their doctor to identify a weight gain target that is healthy for them.

Dietary guidelines for pregnant women vary from person to person. Speak with a nutritionist who will keep your specific height and weight in mind when creating a nutrition plan for you.

The nhlbi emphasizes that it’s important to take steps to lessen your risk of high blood pressure. You should steer clear of smoking and drinking alcohol, both of which have been known to raise blood pressure.

Pregnancy causes hormone shifts, as well as psychological and physical changes. This can bring on stress, which can make high blood pressure harder to manage. Try stress reduction techniques such as yoga and meditation.

 

Management:
Management depends on the woman's bp, gestational age and blood flow in the placenta. Non-pharmacological management is recommended for many women but is not recommended when there is the presence of associated maternal and fetal risk factors. Non-pharmacological management includes close supervision, limitation of activities, and some bed rest in the left lateral position.

All pregnant women should receive antenatal education so that they are aware of the symptoms associated with pre-eclampsia, its importance, and the need to obtain medical advice.


Such symptoms include:
Severe headache.
Visual problems: blurred vision or flashing before the eyes.
Severe epigastric pain.
Vomiting.
Sudden swelling of the face, hands or feet.
 

Women who are at high risk of pre-eclampsia are recommended to take 75 mg aspirin daily from 12 weeks of gestation to delivery. Such women are those with:

- hypertension or pre-eclampsia/eclampsia in a past pregnancy.
- chronic kidney disease.
- autoimmune disease (eg, systemic lupus erythematosus (sle) or antiphospholipid syndrome).
- diabetes mellitus (both type 1 or 2).
- chronic hypertension.


Women should also take 75 mg aspirin daily from the 12th week if they have any two of the following features:- in their first pregnancy.
- aged ≥40 years.
- previous pregnancy >10 years ago.
- body mass index (bmi) of ≥35 kg/m2 at booking.
- family history of pre-eclampsia.
- multiple pregnancy.

Medication for high blood pressure during pregnancy:
Some traditional blood pressure medications can cause problems in pregnant women should be avoided when you are pregnant:

-ace inhibitors
-renin inhibitors
-angiotensin receptor blockers
These drugs in particular will be passed through the bloodstream to the developing baby. They can negatively impact the baby’s health. These medications may also cause blood to thin, which can compromise the mother’s ability to carry the baby to term.

Methyldopa and labetalol are both drugs that have been deemed safe for use to manage blood pressure during pregnancy.

Talk to your doctor about how to control your blood pressure if you develop hypertension during pregnancy.

Summary:
High blood pressure during pregnancy doesn’t usually lead to serious problems. However, if it goes untreated, hypertension can become life-threatening for both mother and baby.

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Why You Must Not Dismiss Chest Pain as a Minor Affair!

DM - Cardiology, MD
Cardiologist, Ghaziabad
Why You Must Not Dismiss Chest Pain as a Minor Affair!
Things to do in case of chest pain or angina pain

Unlike yesteryears chest pain or heart related problems aren’t just age related anymore. Many young people under 30 are experiencing chest pain. It seems to be directly proportional to the increasing stress levels.The medical term for mild chest pain is angina pectoris and it happens when your heart is not getting its usual requirement for blood. Such a situation occurs when one or more arteries are blocked. Angina Pectoris is experienced usually while doing physical activities or experiencing strong emotions. At such times, the heart doesn't get as much blood as it requires for normal functioning.

Broadly speaking, discomfort in the upper part of the body is the symptom of angina, the symptoms typically include:

1. It may feel like you are suffering from indigestion or gas or fullness and pressure.

2. It may also feel like chest pain spreading to the neck, back, arms, shoulder or jaw.

3. You feel better after a little rest or some medication.

4. It doesn't last for too long, at the most five minutes.

5. Shortness of breath, anxiety, dizziness, sweating, fatigue and nausea and also symptoms of angina.

Physical conditions and habits which put you at the high risk zone for angina are:
1. When you don't get enough exercise.
2. If you are a smoker
3. If you are overweight
4. If you have a history of heart diseases
5. If you are diabetic
6. If you suffer from blood pressure of high cholesterol

Steps You Must Do To Manage the Pain and Resultant Effects

1. Calm Down - The first thing to do to counter angina pains is to rest and calm down. If you are doing physical activity, stop doing it. And if you are under emotional turbulence, you need to find ways to calm down immediately. Meditate, if needed.

2. Get Professional Help - Do not delay in consulting the doctor and ensure that you take the prescribed medication diligently. In situations where the damage is much more and medications cannot clear the problem, surgery is resorted to.

3. Change Of Lifestyle - In the long run, lifestyle change is a good idea. Staying fit, a clean medical report and keeping a healthy lifestyle will keep enough blood pumping into your heart.

If you would like to consult with me privately, please click on 'Consult'.

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I'm having 155/80 BP n I want to control it within a week. So how can I control it to normal pls suggest it's because if I don't control I may loose my job. Pls help.

Dietitian/Nutritionist
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I'm having 155/80 BP n I want to control it within a week. So how can I control it to normal pls suggest it's because...
Banana is a good fruit for controlling bp so to add 2 banana daily in your diet or in your life style and cut down salt, pickles, chutney, table salt, sauces, meayonees, papad, artificial juice or spices also. If you follow this and control on them so you can rid off from your bp problem with in a days ok and be happy always.
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I am suffering for chest pain and I am suffering for cough so what should be suggest for me?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am suffering for chest pain and I am suffering for cough so what should be suggest for me?
Hello. Take homoeopathic medicine - schwabe's alpha-coff and glyzyrrhiza glabra 1x - both thrice a day daily for 4 days. Management: - avoid cold drinks and fried food, take healthy food. -avoid exposure to air-conditioner or cold air (wrap a warm stole or muffler around neck). -avoid excessive or rough use of your voice/ shouting. -gargle with warm water and salt 3 times a day and take steam-inhalation once before going to bed. Home remedies for cough: -stir some into some hot tea for comforting cough relief. You can also eat a spoonful of honey before bed to help calm coughs. -warm saltwater gargles help moisturize your throat, which can quiet coughs. -drink peppermint tea to help relieve coughs. -brew a eucalyptus tea by steeping a few fresh or dried eucalyptus leaves in hot water for 15 minutes. Drink this tea up to 3 times a day to help soothe a sore throat and calm coughs. -make a hot ginger tea to help soothe a chronic cough. -turmeric is a traditional cough remedy that many people have found effective for coughs. Try mixing half a teaspoon of turmeric powder in a glass of warm milk. You can also try turmeric powder and a teaspoon of honey for dry cough.
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How long can I take medicine for cholesterol? What are the side effects? Is long-term use harmful?

MBBS, MD-General Medicine, DM - Cardiology
Cardiologist, Secunderabad
How long can I take medicine for cholesterol? What are the side effects? Is long-term use harmful?
Cholesterol medicine is given to patients who have risk of heart disease or known case of heart disease. In case of young person like you its not needed unless you have very high level of cholesterol. In either case one has to continue it for lifelong. Yes, there are certain side effects, but the risk is minimal.
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Hi I had a heart attack last month but here in mordabad doctor told me that there is a 90% blockage so please refer me some good treatment

Master in Psychology, MD - Ayurveda, Dems, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda,
Hi 
 I had a heart attack last month but here in mordabad doctor told me that there is a 90% blockage so please refer...
if at this age you r having 90% blockage, that's very serious. You already must be taking allopathic treatment. So may I know what treatment you r taking and what investigations you have gone through. If you interested to take ayurveda treatment I can help u. But first of all I want to know all clinical details. Start with pathyadi kwath 20 ml with equal amount of water. Twice a day after food. Wish you a good health n soon recovery.
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Taking 'flexon plus in morning and at night. But during noon pain starts again. I have no heart problem, kidney problem or any other such problem. Can it be taken one more time during noon? That means can I consume it thrice a day?

Bachelor in Physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Ghaziabad
Taking 'flexon plus in morning and at night. But during noon pain starts again. I have no heart problem, kidney probl...
Hi there taking flexing plus daily for long time can have adverse effects. Some of them are abdominal pain, kidney problems, skin rashes, itching, head ache and so on. So do consult your doctor or nearby physician before continuing the tablets daily and for long time.
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I am 46 years old I tested then found my cholesterol comes high as per detail below:-total cholesterol-247HDL cholesterol-40LDL cholesterol-153TRIGLYCERIDES-445VLDL cholesterol-89non hdl cholesterol-207. Kindly advice.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I am 46 years old  I tested then found my cholesterol comes high as per detail below:-total cholesterol-247HDL choles...
Hi, your ldl is very high it should b upto 40/ total should b>110-160 * rise in cholesterol is the major factor to develop-the high risk of cardiac disorder * you should lower down your cholesterol up to the normal level, following the under noted tips * avoid junk, fried food. * take orange, pears, apple, graps * include green leafy vegetables in your meal * take oats, green tea, garlic, cadman, cinnamon. * go for a walk in the morning to tone up your wt in order to reduce ldl * go for meditation to reduce your stress-level * take plenty of water. Homoeo-care @ chelidon q 10 drops thrice a day with 2 tsfl of water. Take care.
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My mother is suffering from sugar and blood pressure problems please advice me what to do to cure this problem?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My mother is suffering from sugar and blood pressure problems please advice me what to do to cure this problem?
Mr Vipul, Diabetes mellitus and hypertension both conditions can only be controlled by appropriate treatment with drugs, die,t exercise.and weight control. There is no cure for these conditions.Treatment has to be for life time. Drug selection and dosage will depend on individual patient, sugar and BP level. Similarly dietary advise also has to be very specific and induvidualised. So you may come in a private conversation with all the details like fasating and Pp sugar levels, HbA1c%, BP reading, dietary pattern, weight and height. There I will be able to give specific advice .
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Hi, my wife drank harpic (toilet cleaner) she was admitted in hospital but her father did not revealed that she drank harpic instead he said she is having chest pain. She actually was having chest pain when admitted to hospital but my father in law due to my fear did not told about harpic. She also had anxiety and panic attack problem from past 2 years after doctor examined and started treatment few hour later they said she is recovering and will be shifted to general ward but same day after few hour again some problem started and then put on ventilation was given anesthesia to rest and next day she died. I know its my father in law mistake he never told the doctor about harpic and what made her drink that shit. In death certificate doctor wrote it was by suffocation. I just need to know if my father in law would have told the doctor could she be saved. Please doctor I need to know.

M.B.B.S. , PG Diploma In Clinical Cardiology
Cardiologist, Delhi
Hi,
my wife drank harpic (toilet cleaner) she was admitted in hospital but her father did not revealed that she drank...
Sorry to hear about it accidental or suicidal ingestion of acid usually affects the lower oesophagus and stomach. Harpic is a commonly used toilet cleaning solution and contains hydrochloric acid as the active ingredient, whose ingestion can affect both the stomach and intestines in the form of gangrene and perforation. Symptomatic treatment aims at dilution of the ingested corrosive and specific management involves correcting metabolic imbalances, coagulopathy and emergency surgical intervention for severe injury and late sequelae. Whether she could be saved or not depends totally on the blood reports of the patient, site of perforation whether it is food pipe or stomach or duodenum hydrochloric acid posioning can be treated success fully, but before I can comment whether in your case she could be or could not be depends totaaly on her condition at time of admission kindly send to me a copy of all the reports and presciption and all the treatment charts of your wife provided to you by hospital as it is acse of poisioning without looking at all these documents its not possible to give a expert comment thank you mail me all documents from admission to discharge.
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I have high triglycerides level along with moderately high uric acid. What is the best diet for me?

D.Y.N., MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I have high triglycerides level along with moderately high uric acid. What is the best diet for me?
Stop having milk and its products. Avoid protein rich diet like nutrela, pulses etc. Deep fried food and non veg.
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I have high blood pressure for aa year now. It is 160/120. I am not taking medicine as I feel it's due to overweight situation. I used to smoke, is it involved in the cause? Kindly suggest some way to eradicate high bp.

Vaidya Visharad
Sexologist, Narnaul
I have high blood pressure for aa year now. It is 160/120. I am not taking medicine as I feel it's due to overweight ...
Get this: When a recent study compared the metabolic effect of green tea (in extract) with that of a placebo, researchers found that the green-tea drinkers burned about 70 additional calories in a 24-hour period. If you can believe it, those 70 calories a day add up to a total of 7.3 pounds of fat a year! It's not magic, it's science: Researchers believe the difference is caused by metabolism-enhancing antioxidants known as catechins, which are found in green tea.
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Platelet count is low 120000. Also facing chest pain in right side for 6 months. What to do? Note=used to take ecosprin AV75 for couple of years for ischemic heart problem.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Platelet count is low 120000. Also facing chest pain in right side for 6 months. What to do?
Note=used to take ecospr...
Take 1. Papaya, pomegranate, milk, 2. Diet rich in folic acid like orange juice, spinach, chicken, fish 3. Vitamin a rich food like carrot, pumpkin, sweet potato, 4. Vitamin k rich food like egg, vegetables, whole grain, organic bean etc low platelet count could be due to 1. Dehydration, vitamin b12, folic acid dficiency, pregnancy 2. Leukemia, aplastic anaemia, itp 3. Heavy alcohl consumption, liver failure 4. Systemic bacterial/viral infection 5. Dengue fever 6. Effect of drugs like sulfur containing antibiotic, quinine, heparin, valproic acid, anti neoplastic drugs likemethotrexate, antacid consult physician for advice and treatment.
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I am male -30 years old. I have mild pain in left chest area from 2 days. And there is little pain in the left arm too. I have MV prolapse condition. The lower chest area is little swollen.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am male -30 years old. I have mild pain in left chest area from 2 days. And there is little pain in the left arm to...
Get your vital parameters of the body checked from a nearby doctor and follow up with findings and get an ECG done as early as possible
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