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Dr. Ayappan

MBBS, DM - Cardiology

Cardiologist, Chennai

42 Years Experience  ·  0 at clinic
Dr. Ayappan MBBS, DM - Cardiology Cardiologist, Chennai
42 Years Experience  ·  0 at clinic
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To provide my patients with the highest quality healthcare, I'm dedicated to the newest advancements and keep up-to-date with the latest health care technologies....more
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Dr. Ayappan is a popular Cardiologist in BSS Hospital, Chennai. Doctor has been a practicing Cardiologist for 42 years. Doctor has done MBBS, DM - Cardiology . Doctor is currently practising at Dr. Ayappan@BSS Hospital in BSS Hospital, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Ayappan on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - University of Madras - 1975
DM - Cardiology - Madras University - 1978
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Indian Medical Association (IMA)

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Hi doctor. A while ago I feel my heart beat very fast . It was like a minute . Not to any physical activity . I was just sitting and suddenly I felt.

PGD Maternal Child Health, MBBS
General Physician, Akola
Hi doctor. A while ago I feel my heart beat very fast . It was like a minute . Not to any physical activity . I was j...
The beating of heart is decided by the S A Node which itself is controlled by nerves and hormones from the brain. At times due to imbalance in sympathetic and its opposite para sympathetic tones the heart may beat at higher or lower rates. There need not be something abnormal if this is an isolated occurrence, but if this is repeated often then proper investigations are advised.
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My BP reaches to 130/86 & pulse 89, I am suffering from multiple Sclerosis, do I've to take hypertension medicine, my mom had diabetes as well as hypertension.

MBBS, MD - Medicine, DM - Cardiology, Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology
Cardiologist, Delhi
My BP reaches to 130/86 & pulse 89, I am suffering from multiple Sclerosis, do I've to take hypertension medicine, my...
No medication for blood pressure below 140/90, decrease salt intake in your diet to decrease future chances of high blood pressure.
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I have chest pain from last two months and have consulted many doctors but got no relief what I should do.

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
I have chest pain from last two months and have consulted many doctors but got no relief what I should do.
What Doctors diagnosed for you you haven't mentioned so just take general precautions like proper diet proper rest and exercise good comfortable clothing and if you have any associated symptoms like cough or cold then take steam inhalation regularly
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Nearly every night I get heartburn. Could this increase my risk for a heart attack?

MBBS, AFIH, PGDMLS, MD-HRM, MD-HM
General Physician, Gurgaon
Nearly every night I get heartburn. Could this increase my risk for a heart attack?
Acidity and reflux oesophagitis is the cause. Treat these ailments appropriately. Use bed high at head end which you would avoid reflux action.
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Hi I feel dizziness always and I checked BP it is fine. I can not able to sleep properly. Could you please advise.

B.H.M.S,
Homeopath, Muzaffarpur
Hi I feel dizziness always and I checked BP it is fine. I can not able to sleep properly. Could you please advise.
Hello you are suggested to following homoeopathic medicine as per direction. 1. Nux vomica 1m one drop daily at bed time in night. For one week. 2. Kali phos 6x 4 tab. 3 times in a day with worm water. For 21 days. Take a glass of milk daily at bed time in night. 3. Take seasonal and green, fresh fruits daily. Reort after that.
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My father aged 91 is suffering from pain in the chest and body place suggest to get treatment for time being treatment.

DM - Cardiology
Cardiologist, Chennai
At this age he will be getting pain take ecg if its normal then can take either dolo650 or ultracet.
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Low Cholesterol Diet - Seven Food Items To Try!!

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, Post Graduate Program in Diabetology
General Physician, Delhi
Low Cholesterol Diet - Seven Food Items To Try!!

Cholesterol is generally regarded as something bad for the health. As a part of diet, everyone tries to avoid anything that has cholesterol in it. What needs to be understood is that not all cholesterol is bad. There is also good cholesterol, which is actually very essential for body functions. This is required for the production of essential hormones. Inadequate amounts of good cholesterol can lead to problems ranging from simple hormonal imbalances to severe issues like infertility.

The following are some food items, which contain sufficient amounts of good cholesterol and should find a place in your plate. They are essential for various body functions including hormone formation.

  1. Avocado oil: Most oil is considered bad, but avocado oil contains about 70% of good cholesterol and should be used for its heart-healthy benefits. Being a great antioxidant, it protects the heart by reducing inflammation and by improving blood pressure. Eating whole avocado is also beneficial for the heart and the body as a whole.

  2. Buckwheat: This whole grain is rich in many vitamins, quite a few minerals, and is a good provider of dietary fiber. It is also gluten-free and is rich in antioxidants, making it extremely cardio-friendly.

  3. Soy: Too much saturated fat in the diet cannot be digested and the liver converts these and stores it, which adds to obesity. Soy which is a good replacement for animal fat and even dairy products can help improve cholesterol levels and prevent fat accumulation.

  4. Salmon: This is one of the most heart-friendly food items, which is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids and good cholesterol. It lowers triglyceride levels and provides a good amount of protein for the body.

  5. Spinach: The cholesterol which settles against the blood vessels is washed off by consuming spinach – in regular quantities at regular intervals. It is also the richest source of lutein, which is known as guardian against aging diseases including hypertension.

  6. Go the nutty way: While most would consider nuts as rich in oils, truth is they are loaded with good cholesterol. Therefore, whether it is almonds or pecans, ground nuts or walnuts, nuts are great for the heart. They are also rich in minerals including calcium, copper, magnesium, and potassium and contain various vitamins. So about a teaspoon of chopped nuts should be on your plate on any given day.

  7. Dark chocolate: Again, like nuts, most of us tend to avoid chocolate, but these restrictions are only for the white ones with sugar. The dark one is extremely healthy for the heart with loaded antioxidants, which prevents clogging of arteries. It is also rich in flavonoids, which are useful in controlling blood pressure and other heart diseases. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a general physician.
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Like we have liv 52 to take care of liver. Do we have any natural medicine to take care of kidneys from dis effects of heart care medicines.

BSc - Food Science & Nutrition, PGD in Sports Nutrition and Dietitics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Like we have liv 52 to take care of liver. Do we have any natural medicine to take care of kidneys from dis effects o...
Hello, Drink lots of water and eat less salt to keep kidneys healthy. You do not need any medicines.
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When I smoke my heart rate increases and I feel heavy and very fatigued even after a smoke. Joints in my hand pain once I smoke. I smoke 2 to 3 cigarette s a day. I'm 27 and have been smoking for 6 years.

Fellowship in Cardiology, MD, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
When I smoke my heart rate increases and I feel heavy and very fatigued even after a smoke. Joints in my hand pain on...
Smoking has deconditioned you. Your lungs have weakened and so poor oxygenation and thereby fatigue. Best option .quit.
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I am 45 years old, male. I had a viral fever few days back and consulted our family doctor. He checked my BP and said it is on higher side. It was 98/148. My weight is 85 kg, so Doctor prescribed some activities. After doing some light walk exercise, my BP was 95/132, still on higher side. What are the other precautions I should take to control my BP. Is it really alarming? Please suggest me Doctor. I do not have other symptoms like vomiting, headache, weakness, fever etc.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am 45 years old, male. I had a viral fever few days back and consulted our family doctor. He checked my BP and said...
1. Lose extra pounds and watch your waistline Blood pressure often increases as weight increases. Being overweight also can cause disrupted breathing while you sleep (sleep apnea), which further raises your blood pressure. Weight loss is one of the most effective lifestyle changes for controlling blood pressure. Losing just 4.5 kilograms can help reduce your blood pressure. Besides shedding weight, you generally should also keep an eye on your waistline. Carrying too much weight around your waist can put you at greater risk of high blood pressure. In general: • Men are at risk if their waist measurement is greater than 40 inches (102 centimeters). • Women are at risk if their waist measurement is greater than 35 inches (89 centimeters). These numbers vary among ethnic groups. Ask your doctor about a healthy waist measurement for you. 2. Exercise regularly Regular physical activity — at least 30 minutes most days of the week — can lower your blood pressure by 4 to 9 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg). It's important to be consistent because if you stop exercising, your blood pressure can rise again. If you have slightly high blood pressure (prehypertension), exercise can help you avoid developing full-blown hypertension. If you already have hypertension, regular physical activity can bring your blood pressure down to safer levels. The best types of exercise for lowering blood pressure include walking, jogging, cycling, swimming or dancing. Strength training also can help reduce blood pressure. Talk to your doctor about developing an exercise program. 3. Eat a healthy diet Eating a diet that is rich in whole grains, fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy products and skimps on saturated fat and cholesterol can lower your blood pressure by up to 14 mm Hg. It isn't easy to change your eating habits, but with these tips, you can adopt a healthy diet: • Keep a food diary. Writing down what you eat, even for just a week, can shed surprising light on your true eating habits. Monitor what you eat, how much, when and why. • Consider boosting potassium. Potassium can lessen the effects of sodium on blood pressure. The best source of potassium is food, such as fruits and vegetables, rather than supplements. Talk to your doctor about the potassium level that's best for you. • Be a smart shopper. Read food labels when you shop and stick to your healthy-eating plan when you're dining out, too. 4. Reduce sodium in your diet Even a small reduction in the sodium in your diet can reduce blood pressure by 2 to 8 mm Hg. The effect of sodium intake on blood pressure varies among groups of people. In general, limit sodium to less than 2,300 milligrams (mg) a day or less. However, a lower sodium intake — 1,500 mg a day or less — is appropriate for people with greater salt sensitivity, including: Anyone age 51 or older Anyone diagnosed with high blood pressure, diabetes or chronic kidney disease To decrease sodium in your diet, consider these tips: • Read food labels. If possible, choose low-sodium alternatives of the foods and beverages you normally buy. • Eat fewer processed foods. Only a small amount of sodium occurs naturally in foods. Most sodium is added during processing. • Don't add salt. Just 1 level teaspoon of salt has 2,300 mg of sodium. Use herbs or spices to add flavor to your food. • Ease into it. If you don't feel you can drastically reduce the sodium in your diet suddenly, cut back gradually. Your palate will adjust over time. 5. Limit the amount of alcohol you drink Alcohol can be both good and bad for your health. In small amounts, it can potentially lower your blood pressure by 2 to 4 mm Hg. But that protective effect is lost if you drink too much alcohol — generally more than one drink a day for women and for men older than age 65, or more than two a day for men age 65 and younger. One drink equals 12 ounces of beer, five ounces of wine or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor. Drinking more than moderate amounts of alcohol can actually raise blood pressure by several points. It can also reduce the effectiveness of blood pressure medications.
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Before 5 day old I wake at 10.30 am and suddenly I fall in the ground. Then doctor came and checked out me and told my bp is low and some injuries occurred on my neck and head after I take medicine then after 5 minute I vomit so pls tell what wrong with me.

MBBS
General Physician, Kochi
Before 5 day old I wake at 10.30 am and suddenly I fall in the ground. Then doctor came and checked out me and told m...
Simply it may be gastritis, t is not the fault of medicines, you have to take adequate food before taking any pain killers and antibiotics. And you hve to take some antacids for that with antibiotics, diet too you have to care,
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5 Things You Would Experience After Menopause

Diploma in Advance Endoscopy, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (MRCOG), MS, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
5 Things You Would Experience After Menopause

Menopause is the loss of a woman's natural ability to conceive as she approaches the age of 50. The levels of the female sex hormones estrogen and progesterone begin to drop disrupting the ovulation and menstruation cycles. There are also associated symptoms of menopause, such as weigh gain, low sex drive and hot flashes. You can also take the package for Living Healthy - Woman.

Here are 5 other problems you may experience after menopause:

  1. Increased level of cholesterol: The human body comprises two types of cholesterol primarily: High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) and Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL). The former is known as "good cholesterol". Estrogen helps to keep your HDL high and LDL low. After menopause, the levels of LDL or "bad cholesterol" naturally go up even if HDL levels remain unaltered. Regular physical exercise can prevent the rise in the levels of LDL.
  2. Dry skin: Estrogen is responsible for controlling the production of oil in your body. As estrogen levels fall, the oil secretion falls too. This leads to dry and scaly skin, especially skin of the face and arms. You can use moisturizers and creams to prevent flaking of the skin.
  3. Hair fall: This is also a result of dry skin. The skin of the scalp dries up and cannot provide nourishment to the hair. This causes hair fall. The variability in the levels of the hormones also causes deficiency of certain proteins that are essential for the nails and hair. Use mild herbal shampoos to deal with the problem. Chemical treatment procedures often do more harm than good.
  4. Unsocial tendencies: The irregularities in the production of the female hormones have an impact on your emotional and social behavior. You may want to spend more and more time by yourself instead of socializing with friends and relatives. These are not symptoms of depression or any other psychological condition. It is simply an emotional transference period.
  5. Drowsiness: While insomnia is one of the most symptoms of menopause, the situation somewhat reverses after some time. Menopause causes changes in the body weight, hormone cycles and metabolism. All of these, in turn, affect your energy levels. You feel extremely sleepy during the day, especially in the afternoon. However, sleeping during the day can cause sleeping problems at night. So, do not take a nap for more than half an hour during the day.

If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a specilized gynaecologist and ask a free question.

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My heart rate mostly 90 to 110, tension hota per koi problem nhi h thyroid normal h mere weight 36 h age 28.

MD - Consultant Physician
General Physician, Jharsuguda
My heart rate mostly 90 to 110, tension hota per koi problem nhi h thyroid normal h mere weight 36 h age 28.
Do a CBC, ECG and report. I think it is due to anxiety in your case. Try meditation to relax and relieve.
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I have low blood pressure.ha What should I do for maintaining the normal blood pressure and also what to eat and what not?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
Every morning empty stomach avala juice+sugar 2 tsp + honey 2 tsp then after 2 and 1.5 hr take break fast and walk without footwear for 15 mins. And masage your calf mussel in anti graviti motion.
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Sir or madam, I am getting pain in the middle of the heart my age is 19 female why I am getting pain I do not know down on my neck side of the breast tell me.

PhD, Human Energy Fields, Diploma in PIP, EFI, Aura scanning for Health evaluation; Energy field assessment, Fellowship Cardiac Rehabilitation, Cardiac Rehabilitation, MD (Ayur - Mind Body Med), Mind Body Medicine
Non-Invasive Conservative Cardiac Care Specialist, Pune
Sir or madam, I am getting pain in the middle of the heart my age is 19 female why I am getting pain I do not know do...
Many times due to indigestion, gas becomes painful. Very often, gas pushes uo on the chest and back to give burning (heart burns) and back pain. Try this. Chew your food properly while eating. Drink plenty of water. In few days you should get relief. This should be followed at all times. If no relief, do a sonography. The reports will help decide next step.
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Sir, I have acidity prob regularly. And have low blood pressure. And my hemoglobin ratio is between always 7 to 8%, what to do ?

MD, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
Sir, I have acidity prob regularly. And have low blood pressure. And my hemoglobin ratio is between always 7 to 8%, w...
Your hemoglobin is very low because of that bp remain low it will affect heart. Consult Dr. So hemoglobin come up
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While getting up from bed my left chest pains, during sneezing also its paining for a moment. May I what is the reason? My age is 25.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
While getting up from bed my left chest pains, during sneezing also its paining for a moment.
May I what is the reaso...
Frequent/ continuous cough cold may be because of many reasons like: 1. Any ent problem like dns polyp sinusitis 2. Low immunity 3. Allergic condition There are some supplements name Nutrilite Daily and Protein available that can be start after personal consultation and these supplement can reduce severity and no. of episodes of cough/cold this supplements has shown wonderful result by boosting our immunity many folds Consult ENT doctor for proper examination and further management
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My father has extremely high cholesterol and my mother has high blood pressure. I'm a little confused on the cholesterol issue. I know that we shouldn't eat eggs very often but when I am buying food what numbers should I be looking for in terms of fat and cholesterol.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
My father has extremely high cholesterol and my mother has high blood pressure. I'm a little confused on the choleste...
never eat egg when any person have high cholesterol ... 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.
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