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Dr. Balachandran

Cardiologist, Chennai

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Dr. Balachandran is a popular Cardiologist in Chitlapakkam, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Balachandran personally at B.S. Hospital in Chitlapakkam, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Balachandran on Lybrate.com.

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Hi, i'm 36 yrs old and having problem of enlarged heart. So my question is that is my problem curable, if yes then from where I should go for treatment and what is the best option to cure this problem of enlarged heart?

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Hi, i'm 36 yrs old and having problem of enlarged heart. So my question is that is my problem curable, if yes then fr...
The cause for your heart enlargement will be able to guide us on the treatment, future course and likely outcomes of your medical condition.
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I am 62 years old and am diabetic from past 15 years and using medicines. My triglycerides level is 223 and hdl@ ldl is normal. I am using Rosumac F one tablet daily. Should I use this medicine permanently even the levels comes normal.

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I am 62 years old and am diabetic from past 15 years and using medicines. My triglycerides level is 223 and hdl@ ldl ...
Mr. Lybrate-user, if triglyceride level comes to normal you can stop fenofibrate. Statin may be continued. Looking at height and weight it is clear that you are over weight with a bmi of 29.43 kgs/m2, very close to being classified as grade 1 obesity. This has to be reduced considerably. (normal bmi <23 kgs/m2). Your ideal body weight has to be around 47 kgs. Weight reduction will help in bringing down triglycerides to normal. You have not mentioned about current sugar levels and hba1c%. Ideally fasting should be closer to 100 mg, pp 150 to 160 mg and hba1c%<7, to say good blood sugar control is there. Thanks.
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My lipid profile report LDL 84 HDL 44 Total cholesterol; 142 TOTAL Triglycerides :113 I am aged 60 please let me know precautions.

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My lipid profile report LDL 84 HDL 44 Total cholesterol; 142 TOTAL Triglycerides :113 I am aged 60 please let me know...
It seems to be normal for now but few tips on diet say no to maida items like toast, khaari ,naan ,white bread. Can drink tea but without sugar say no to Buffalo milk and can drink cows milk can eat brown bread can eat sprout's can eat green vegetables, can eat chappati ,bajra ka rotla can eat one katori of rice twice a day with dal to avoid farsan food items can eat fruits say no to coconut water.
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At age 28, when I randomly went for a health check up. I was bit surprised and shocked. My BP was on a higher side. 160+ / 84+ Doctor advised me for a detailed investigation/diagnosis of it frm a specialty hospital. My question here is what are the reason to have such BP at dis age ? I don't have any major health issues till now. What do I need to control this from now on ? What diet should I follow and does over masturbation (5-6 times a week) cause this BP to b always on higher side? Please advise.

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At age 28, when I randomly went for a health check up. I was bit surprised and shocked. My BP was on a higher side. 1...
In ayurveda, Hypertension is referred to as Rakta Capa Vriddhi and it sees the vitiation of vata and pitta doshas as the main cause..Mix 1 teaspoon of onion juice with an equal amount of honey. Take once a day for 1 week
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I don't know about all the yoga exercise but the thing I'm telling you is about meditation. It helped me a lot. I had blood pressure around 150 upper & now it is 128 upper and lower is 80. My doctor told 'I'm okay now' But still I have nervous prob It could be higher also at any time coz I'm doing work hard . What should be the steps I can take up doctors?

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I don't know about all the yoga exercise but the thing I'm telling you is about meditation.
It helped me a lot.
I had...
If you are so nervous you can do ambulatory BP measurement to know whole day and during activity your BP range

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Tachycardia means a rapid heart rate of more than 100 beats per minute. Supraventricular means the problem starts in the upper part of your heart, above your ventricles (the lower chambers of your heart). If you have SVT, your heart may beat at a rate of about 140 to 250 beats per minute.

SVT episodes usually don't last long and go away on their own without any treatment. They often happen in young, healthy people. You will usually get fewer episodes of SVT as you get older, but you may find that the symptoms get worse. How long an episode lasts can vary from a few seconds or minutes, to several hours.

Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) doesn't always cause symptoms but you’re more likely to have symptoms if you already have heart disease.
Symptoms you may get during an episode of SVT include:
being aware of your heart suddenly beating faster (heart palpitations)
feeling dizzy
feeling short of breath
chest pain
fainting 
These symptoms may be caused by problems other than SVT.
You may need to have a test called an ECG. An ECG records the electrical activity in your heart to see how well it's working. 
ECHO - This test uses ultrasound to provide a clear image of your heart muscles and valves and can show how well your heart is working. 
you can take antiarrhythmic medicines by doctor.
These include beta-blockers, calcium-channel blockers and antiarrhythmic medicines. You can also take them to prevent further SVT episodes. 
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I have pain in my left chest for 20 days. It is feeling like that burn. Please give me answer fast. Thanks.

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I have pain in my left chest for 20 days. It is feeling like that burn. Please give me answer fast. Thanks.
For pain take tablet paracetamol 650 mg with rantac and Get your vital parameters of the body checked from a nearby doctor and revert back with findings
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I am 35 yrs male, I have symptoms of heartattack, but many hospitals test said my heart is absolutely right. Then what is cause of these symptoms.

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I am 35 yrs male, I have symptoms of heartattack, but many hospitals test said my heart is absolutely right. Then wha...
Pychological and abdominal symptoms are also like heart symptoms, go for ecg and 2 d echo, if normal than nothing to worry.
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I am taking tablets past 5years for high BP n sugar. Tablet name is olserton 4. & glymi m plain. Atpresent my sugar result found 205 after fasting n also cholesterol at top limit.

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I am taking tablets past 5years for high BP n sugar. Tablet name is olserton 4. & glymi m plain. Atpresent my sugar r...
you should on your eating habits. You can control cholesterol / hdl / ldl/t.g. and obesity by using following flax oil, omega-3 fatty meal or cap., take . green veg., whole grain foods, spicy foods, Use GARLIC in foods daily ,. Cod liver oil. Low sugar foods, low calories foods. Change own life style . do meditation,yoga, Go walk daily in morning and evening, do any one physically activity daily i.e. play any game., Avoid fast foods, oily foods, alcohol,smoking, fatty foods, non-veg., avoid stress, take plenty of water in day time. one important that is take 1 glass of water before bed at night. Because it protect from heart fail during sleep at night. Take anti cholesterol medicines . you can take diet for diabetes. low sugar breakfast cereal oats., low sugar bran flakes,peas or leafy green. brown rice .whole grain foods. whole grain pasta. Avoid stress. Alcohol, sweet foods, oily and spicy foods, fast foods, cold drinks, Go for walk. You can join zym. By meditation and medication You can control diabetes / sugar level. DO tests HBA1C every 6 months.
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I have a pain in my left chest after a long run. I want to know how this happen n how can I protect from this.

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I have a pain in my left chest after a long run. I want to know how this happen n how can I protect from this.
Hello, this could be due to some congenital heart defect. It can be due to anemia and commonly due to muscle spasm. Check hb levels, and do a 2d echo to rule-out the heart disease.
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I have triglyceride level of 220 whereas my overall cholesterol and hdl and ldl is within range. What should I do? I am little worried with the result.

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I have triglyceride level of 220 whereas my overall cholesterol and hdl and ldl is within range. What should I do? I ...
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 green veg., whole grain.garlic,. Take anti cholesterol medicines .
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I am 37 year old, My cholesterol level is on 234, Triglyceride is on 172, LDLCholestrol is on 154, CHOL/HDL RATIO is on 5.1, NON HDL CHOLESTEROL is on 188.10. SGOT 36.3SGPT 77Kindly suggest me what can I do?

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I am 37 year old, My cholesterol level is on 234, Triglyceride is on 172, LDLCholestrol is on 154, CHOL/HDL RATIO is ...
Your cholesterol level is high. To reduce cholesterol in body : * Avoid Butter , Ghee & cream in your diet . * Eat five leaves of Kari patta and five leaves of neem once in a day . * Avoid non veg( chicken, fish) food because it contain high fat content. * Do running and jogging daily for 15 minutes . Start with 5 minutes then increase time period slowly.Do morning and evening walk daily . * Do not drink alcohol it harmful to your liver and disturb your metabolism causes increase in cholesterol. * Add Kali mirch( black pepper ) in your breakfast . * Drink 6 to 7 glass of water daily . * Take sound sleep in night of 6 to 7 hrs .Do not take stress . *Take one tablet of GUGGALU of HIMALAYA company once a day. You can consult me privately for more medicine treatment & doubts.

My father is 50 year old. He is suffering from high cholesterol level in his blood. His triglycerides value is 623 mg/dl vldl cholesterol is 124.68 mg/dl tc/hdl cholesterol ratio is 7.3 non-hdl cholesterol is 220.54 please tell me. Is there any risk of heart attack or strokes.

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My father is 50 year old. He is suffering from high cholesterol level in his blood.
His triglycerides value is 623 mg...
you should be avoid bad habits . Avoid stress. Some Relax during work. Drink more water, high-carbohydrate foods such as potatoes, rice, pasta and bread. You can take Nutrient-rich foods that improve your health may also benefit your thyroid gland, antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables more plenty of water: Blueberries, tomatoes, bell peppers, and other foods rich in antioxidants can improve overall health and benefit the thyroid gland. Eating foods high in B vitamins, like whole grains, may also help. Selenium: Tiny amounts of selenium are needed for enzymes that make thyroid hormones to work properly. Eating selenium-rich foods, such as sunflower seeds or Brazil nuts, can be beneficial. Tyrosine: This amino acid is used by the thyroid gland to produce T3 and T4. Taking a supplement may help, avoid oily foods,junk foods, go for walk. Tests every 3 to 6 months. ts ,fatty meal/oily foods/junk/fast foods/alcohol/smoking/noo-veg. take whole grain meal/oats/dalia/green veg./fruits/juice/ use garlic . you can take also cap. ecosprin gold-10 at night. and consult cardiologist.

How can I reduce cholestrol level my age is about 28 but cholestrol is 300 amd blood presure is 95-160 so what should I do and mu all lipid profile is normal and ecg also normal heart work properly.

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How can I reduce cholestrol level my age is about 28 but cholestrol is 300 amd blood presure is 95-160 so what should...
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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Alfala helps lower bad cholesterol and blood sugar levels.
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Im getting light chest pain from 1 year like gas formation in chest. What shld I do?

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Im getting light chest pain from 1 year like gas formation in chest. What shld I do?
During chest pain, chew 8 to 10 fresh basil leaves or drink a cup of basil tea to get relief. To prevent chest pain and improve the condition of your heart, take 1 teaspoon of fresh basil juice along with 1 teaspoon of honey daily on an empty stomach

Hi, my mom have diabetes and BP her age is 49, also can please suggest me which medicine she can use and send me the chats of fruits list and food list which she can have in her daily life.

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Hi, my mom have diabetes and BP her age is 49, also can please suggest me which medicine she can use and send me the ...
Do not go for medication blindly, consult your doctor regarding cupping therapy, diet therapy and aerobic exercises regarding mentioned complaints. Keep in mind only 20 percent medication role in dm, htn and remaining 80 percent diet and exercise, cupping therapy.

I am suffering with a pain in ribs when am taken food heavily. And am a smoker and boozer also.

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Pain is complex, so there are many treatment options medications, therapies, and mind-body techniques. There is evidence that certain dietary supplements and vitamins can help with certain types of pain. Fish oil is often used to reduce pain associated with swelling. Topical capsaicin, derived from chili peppers, may help with arthritis, diabetic nerve pain, and other conditions. There's evidence that glucosamine can help relieve moderate to severe pain from osteoarthritis in the knee. Do reply back for medications. Being also a general physician, I prescribe both evidence based herbal as well as allopathic medicines complementing with dietary tips taking into account patient preferences.

My respiration and heartbeat gets faster immediately after sleeping,and starts releasing air through mouth with different types of sounds, and vibration in the lips, Blood prassure & pulse gets on higher side in morning. Pl guide?

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Take Ammonium carb 200 twice a day & cratageous motherticture 30 drops twice a day for 15 days then report the progresss as required .Please take it seriouusly
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