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I wish to express my sincere thanks to Dr. Karthikeyan for his humility, concern and respect for his patients and profession. Rather, I am impressed by his patience about listening to concerns of patients and his clarifications. My heartiest thanks to medical community for having sincere and ethical Cardiologists like him.
I am diabetic and want to know the medicine which really reduces cholesterol level and helps in maintaining good erection.
Whenever I start physical activities after a break of like 2 months, there is pain in the left side of my chest for the initial period of 1 week then the pain fades away.
I'm 27 years old m suffering from dizziness from 1 and half years continue, I even could not eat meet n junk food if I eat I feel dizzy. There is little pain on my feet n burn when I walk. My eyes blur when I feel dizzy. I have check my BP in hospital its normal but whn I check in pharmacy it shows 110/150 I don't no whom to trust. I am scared whether I m going to have heart attack. Please help!
Since ten years I am taking blood pressure medicines for high blood pressure, please hypertension. I have cholesterol problems and a patient of gastrointestis, please my stomach gets distended frequently. I have constipation problems, I want some suggestions? please I will explain further on your reply!
I am suffering from dry cough for the last 2 weeks I have chest pain whenever I cough hard please suggested to me.
My age is 49 years .i suffering from hypertension, high BP ,high cholesterol and losing hair ,also fat due to sitting job minimum 8-10 hours in private job. Now I have started taking a tablet for Bp .what should I have to do and take to get read of these disease.
I am over weight, I workout in gym and thinking of taking fat burner, but I have high bp problems, what should be done?
My problem is that my body structure is little bit different as it should be my chest looks like a female chest my waist is also like a girl. I feel very depressed what should I do please tell.
My blood pressure getting high(140/88),also hyperthyraodism tablet taken my age is 28 years,please consult me your opinion ?
I am 48 Year Old Male facing ED problem since last 18 Months. I am taking Repace 25 for high Blood pressure and nupenta LS for Acidity in morning. Please advise cure or treatment to overcome this ED problem.
Hi, I got my lipid profile test done and the results are as under: Total cholesterol - 246.8 HDL - 55 LDL - 173.3 Ratios: 4.5 (Total/HDL) & 3.2 (LDL/HDL) I am a male, aged 31 with strict vegetarian diet (Jain) and do not drink or smoke. Would like to know how bad are the numbers and do's and dots? thanks.
A brain stroke can affect anyone at any point of time when the supply of blood to the brain is interrupted. It can threaten major physical functions and can prove to be fatally dangerous at times. The brain stem which is placed right above the spinal cord controls the breathing, heartbeat and levels of blood pressure. It is also in charge of controlling some elementary functions such as swallowing, hearing, speech and eye movements
What are the different types of strokes?
There are three main kinds of stroke: ischemic strokes, hemorrhagic strokes and transient ischemic attacks. The The most common type of brain stroke is the ischemic stroke is caused by narrowing or blocking of arteries to the brain, which prevents the proper supplyof of blood to the brain. Sometimes it so happens that the blood clot that has formed elsewhere in the body have travelled via the blood vessels and has been trapped in the blood vessel which provides blood to the brain. When the supply of blood to a part of the brain is hindered, the tissue in that area dies off owing to lack of oxygen. The other variant of brain stroke is termed as hemorrhagic stroke is caused when the blood vessels in and around the brain burstor or leak. Strokes need to be diagnosed and treated as quickly as possible in order to minimize brain damage.
What are the common symptoms of a brain stroke?
The symptoms of the brain stroke are largely dependent on the area of the brain that has been affected. It can interfere with normal functioning, such as breathing and talking and other functions which human beings can perform without thinking such as eye movements or swallowing. Since all the signals from the brain as well as other parts of the body traverse through the brain stem, the interruption of blood flow often leads to numbness or paralysis in different parts of the body.
Who is likely to have a stroke?
Anyone is at a risk of developing brain stroke although ageing is directly proportional to the risk of having a stroke. Not only that an individual with a family history of brain stroke or transient ischemic attack is at a higher risk of developing stroke. People who have aged over 65 accounts for about 33 percent of all brain strokes. It is important to point here that individuals with high blood pressure, high blood sugar, cholesterol, cancer, autoimmune diseases and some blood disorders are at a higher risk of developing brain stroke.
There are a few factors which can increase the risk of developing stroke beyond any control. But there are certain lifestyle choices as well which aids in controlling the chances of being affected by stroke. It is crucial to refrain from long-term hormone replacement therapies as well as birth control pills, smoking, lack of physical activity, excessive use of alcohol and drug addiction. A brain stroke is a life-threatening medical condition, and when an individual has symptoms that resemble that of stroke, it is crucial to seek immediate medical help.
Treatment for stroke:
- Treatment depends on the type of stroke.
- Ischemic strokes can be treated with 'clot-busting' drugs.
- Hemorrhagic strokes can be treated with surgery to repair or block blood vessel weaknesses.
- The most effective way to prevent strokes is through maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
What is TPA?
TPA is a thrombolytic or a “Clot Buster” drug. This clot buster is used to break-up the clot that is causing a blockage or disruption in the flow of blood to the brain and helps restore the blood flow to the area of the brain. It is given by intravenous (IV). This can be given only within 45.5 hrs of the onset of symptoms
Time is brain
Remember Every second Loss means brain cells die.
Rush to the nearest Stroke Centre whenever you experience such symptoms.
You can save the brain cells dying if you reach within 45.5 hrs by the CLOT BUSTER.
Another treatment option is an endovascular procedure called mechanical thrombectomy, strongly recommended, in whichtrained trained doctors try removing a large blood clot bysending sending a wired-caged device called a stent retriever, to the site of the blocked blood vessel in the brain
The good news is that 80 percent of all strokes are preventable. It startswith with managing keyrisk risk factors, including
- High blood pressure,
- Cigarette smoking,
- Diabetes Atrial fibrillation and
- Physical inactivity.
More than half of all strokes are caused by uncontrolled hypertension or high blood pressure, making it the most important risk factor to control.
The best way to get better after a stroke is to start stroke rehabilitation ("rehab"). In stroke rehab, a team of health professionals works with you to regain skills you lost as the result of a stroke. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a neurologist.