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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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I am 56 year old women and currently suffer with high blood pressure 186/90. Please tell me medicine.

MD - Alternative Medicine
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
I am 56 year old women and currently suffer with high blood pressure 186/90. Please tell me medicine.
Hello, not to worry, we care drink grapes, orange, cucumber, carrot, beet home made juice 1/2 times 1 tsp shatawari churan or 2 tablet in a day for cooling, soothing mind stay healthy n happy.
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My mom having body pains for last 15 months. Consulted more doctors but no use. All doctors told. It's low blood circulation. Somebody says its blood platelets counting is low. So we consult govt hospital in kurnool ap state. After that problem solved almost platelet count is 1.5 lakh. So happy. But pains are not recovered. Daily she facing problem with pains. We r very poor. I'm a student. And my father also old age .he don't know anything. I'm feeling so sad. What's best way to recover my mom from the pains. Help me.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Faridabad
My mom having body pains for last 15 months. Consulted more doctors but no use. All doctors told. It's low blood circ...
Dear lybrate-user, Pains of long duration have there connection with brain. So you need to consult psychiatrist for the same. I can not start medicine without seeing patient. I am sure that after treatment your mother will get 70-80% improvement. All d best!
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My husband is suffering from high BP since past 4 months. His pressure has gone upto 170/105. Inspite of taking medicines. Nexpro L and Azarbi40 since 1 month there is no improvement. His head pains a lot. He can't est much and feels breathless at times. He has stopped salt intake as well. What should I do to bring his pressure to normal?

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
My husband is suffering from high BP since past 4 months. His pressure has gone upto 170/105. Inspite of taking medic...
Please Stop these medicines Give Tab trilosar 15 1 perday Go for morning and evening walk daily with relaxed mind Do meditation regularly Do some relaxing exercise daily Take salads and fruits more Check your blood pressure regularly, send me readings on Lybrate.
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I have blood pressure problems at least one months which medicine is suitable for remove the diseases.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I have blood pressure problems at least one months which medicine is suitable for remove the diseases.
In ayurveda, Hypertension is referred to as Rakta Capa Vriddhi and it sees the vitiation of vata and pitta doshas as the main cause...take sarpgandha vati twice a day...yogendra ras...akik bhasm works very good in case of hypertension....avoid salty diet...oily food...lower your stress...do pranayama early morning...
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Sir I am (29, recently my blood pressure raised to 160/100 on 17/02/2016 and I consulted cardiology doctor and gone through tests like 2d echo, x-ray, lipid profile and reports and I am taking (telma-am 45mg tab for bp) are normal in range and after two days I have balance problem, unsteadiness and tinnitus (ringing inthe left ear continuously) and I also consulted Ent doctor and doctor advised to take AUDIOLOGY TEST AND I HAD A 10% OF HEARING LOSS IN THE LEFT EAR AND THE ENT DOCTOR advised to take Hrct scan temporal bones and the report is below. Observation: High resolution CT scan of Temporal Bones was studied. Bilateral maxillary polyps. Adenoidal thickening noted. Mild prominence of tympanic membrane on left side. Partially pneumatized right mastoid. BOTH SIDES: EXTERNAL AUDITORY CANAL: Normal. MIDDLE EAR: Epitympanic recess, hypotympanic recess, Tegmen tympani, Tegmental air cells, bony part of Auditory tube, Malleus/ Head, Incus are normal. INTERNAL EAR: Cochlea, vestibule, semi circular canals, jugular canals, carotid canals, facial nerve canals and IAC are normal. PETROUS APEX: Normal. AND THE DOCTOR SUGGESTED TO TAKE (1. SHELCAL 500MG TABLET 2. OTOFLOUR20MG FOR 1 MONTH) AND MY BALANCE PROBLEM NOT YET CURED, PLEASE SUGGEST ME HOW TO CURE MY unsteadiness AND TINNITUS PROBLEM AND ALSO SUGGEST ME TO WHICH DOCTOR I SHOULD CONSULT AND ALSO TELL ME WHAT IS THE PROBLEM IN THIS REPORT. PLEASE GIVE ME THE SOLUTION TO SOLVE MY HEALTH PROBLEM.

DORL, MBBS
ENT Specialist, Faridabad
Sir I am    (29, recently my blood pressure raised to 160/100 on 17/02/2016 and I consulted cardiology doctor and gon...
It takes time as what treatment you are taking is right till now as per your test reports, tinnitus and vertigo is very common these days in any age group due to excess of noise exposure and damage to inner ear, humming sound, whistling and giddiness are the problems which are getting in people are very common these days, these get complicated when they are not taken care of at proper time whistling or buzzing in the ear is getting commoner these days in people of all ages. Most common causes is wax or any object in the ear, after getting your ears clean these gets over. But if ears are already clean than this is worrisome. Common causes which are responsible are high cholesterol diet, alcohol, smoking, loud noises, cervical spondylosis, trauma (self or inflicted) over the ears. If this is the situation than report to your ent doctor immediately tinnitus is basically due to hampered blood supply to ears due to which ears start dying. As this process starts a person starts hearing noises. When a person starts hearing noises then it is already late diagnosis as these noises gets heard by someone when they are of 40 db intensity, below that threshold these noises are not heard. So it is already to late and the damage has become permanent. Problem with these noises are that we can control at what level person goes to his specialist otherwise these noises keep on increasing and can give you headache frustration and depression.
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When I test for lipid profile the result always shows high triglyceride but the cholesterol level is within the limit or on threshold level. I am taking rosuvastatin 20 mg daily after dinner. Is that the right medicine I am taking? Looking for your kind advice.

MBBS, PGDCC
Cardiologist, Delhi
When I test for lipid profile the result always shows high triglyceride but the cholesterol level is within the limit...
Hi, Welcome. First I want to know whether you have associated heart disease or diabetes. If no than you are taking very high dose. I'll recommend decreasing the dose to 5 mg once daily. If you have any heart disease, than this dose is fine. Thanks.
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My mother has high blood pressure and its fluctuating all the time. Is it necessary to checkup from heart specialist?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
My mother has high blood pressure and its fluctuating all the time. Is it necessary to checkup from heart specialist?
1. Do regular aerobic exercise like brisk walk for 30 minutes every day 2. Reduce your weight if overweight 3. Reduce salt intake 4. Drink plenty of water 5. Take bland diet, avoid spicy, oily, junk saturated fat and cholesterol rich diet. Take plenty of green leafy vegetables, fruits, 6. Stop smoking and consumption of alcohol, tobacco, 7. Avoid stress, anxiety, physical and mental exertion 8. Do yoga, meditation, and deep breathing exercise 9. Monitor your bp regularly and consult physician for treatment 10. Have adequate sleep for 7-8 hours daily.
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when i take deep breath my chest is paining and i am getting some red spots in my cough also i got ex-hosted soon like climbing stairs long walking what could be the problem please suggest me i am feared of something terrible wrong with me

Diploma in Diabetology, CCT (Rheumatology & Internal Medicine), MD - Internal Medicine
General Physician, Noida
Either cardiac problem or chest problem.. so you go get a ecg done a complete blood cell counts hemogram done and a x ray chestpa view done with all these meet a good physician
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Hi, I am just suffering from low blood pressure from childhood what should I do for complete care of it and got full relaxed from this, please help me.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
When dealing with low blood pressure, it is usually suggested to increase your salt and fluid intake. Before increasing your salt consumption, do check with your doctor. Also, cut down on alcoholic beverages and high-carbohydrate foods such as bread, rice, pasta, and potatoes.
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Risk Factors Behind High Blood Pressure!

MBBS, MD , DM Cardiology
Cardiologist, Bhopal
Risk Factors Behind High Blood Pressure!

The heart is a muscular organ that pumps blood to the entire body through a network of arteries and veins. This network contains big vessels which branch out further to supply blood to the distant organs. There is, therefore, some pressure that the heart and thereby the vessels need to exert to push the blood through these vessels. This is known as blood pressure, and normal pressure levels range from 90-140(systolic)/60-90(diastolic) mm of Hg. However, due to various reasons, this pressure could be more, which is one of the first signs of heart disease. 

Causes of increased blood pressure: 

  1. Thickening of the blood vessels. With age, the elastic blood vessels naturally turn rigid and less elastic, so there is more pressure required to push blood. It is natural for people over 55 years of age to have higher readings of blood pressure. This is known as primary hypertension (HTN) 
  2. Narrowed blood vessels. This happens due to cholesterol accumulation along the walls of the blood vessels. Faulty dietary habits along with sedentary lifestyle have increased the incidence of hypertension due to this condition, known as atherosclerosis. Critical atherosclerotic narrowing of renal arteries lead to renovascular HTN that is one of the commonest of secondary HTN. 

Other Causes of secondary hypertension are: 

  1. Kidney problems 
  2. Thyroid hormone disorders 
  3. Congenital heart defects 
  4. Chronic alcohol abuse 
  5. Adrenal gland tumours 
  6. Chronic use of medications like birth control pills, pain killers, etc. 

Unidentified and uncontrolled hypertension can be silent and can lead to more severe conditions like heart attack and stroke. India is fast becoming the new hypertension capital of the world. Some of the common risk factors are: 

  1. Age 
  2. Family history 
  3. Being obese or overweight 
  4. Sedentary lifestyle 
  5. Smoking 
  6. Alcohol consumption 
  7. Excessive salt intake 
  8. Stress levels 
  9. Ethnic background 

Symptoms: 

  1. Hypertension can go undetected for years together, but if there are risk factors like diabetes and high cholesterol, it is advisable to periodically monitor blood pressure. 
  2. Headaches, nosebleeds, and shortness of breath should not be ignored. These can be the first warning signs of hypertension, and if detected early, preventive measures can be taken. 
  3. If there are co-morbid risk factors, it is advisable to constantly keep a check on BP readings. 

Management: 

This includes a combination of diet and lifestyle modifications. 

  1. Quit smoking and alcohol: Of the many wonders quitting smoking can do, reducing BP readings is just one. The improvement would be almost instantaneous. Quit or else reduce alcohol and see dramatic improvements. 
  2. Weight management: Through a combination of diet and exercise, ensure that weight is brought under control. Set a target BMI (Below 26 kg/m2) and work towards it religiously. 
  3. Diet: Reduce salt, increase potassium, increase vitamin D, eat a heart-healthy diet, and see the hypertension readings improve. 

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 63 years young. I get into a sweat when people around me don't. I also suffer from exhaustion and sometimes when I've eaten processed cheese and or butter products at night suffer from indigestion which keeps me uneasy for quite a while. Are these signs of Heart disease? What test are necessary to find out whether my symptoms are in primary stage or advanced. Please advise.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I am 63 years young. I get into a sweat when people around me don't. I also suffer from exhaustion and sometimes when...
These are signs of indigestion as packed foods like processed cheese put more strain on system, food pipe, liver to produce enzymes to digest food. Remove it from your list if you can, eat soft digestible proteins only as with age our food pipe also gets weak. Get a routine check for heart- ecg, halter, blood for sugar, lipids & cbc. Get back here with reports to get more guidance.
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Hi my mother is 50 years old and suffering from knee pain I have checked with orthopedic Dr. But he saying there is gap of bones and operation is only one solution so requested to you kindly help of this issue and avoid operation. Second thing my mother is suffering from from sugar & high BP.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Hi my mother is 50 years old and suffering from knee pain I have checked with orthopedic Dr. But he saying there is g...
Mr. Lybrate-user. I suggest you take homoeopathic medicine medorrhinum10, m. Calcaea phos. 6x. Kali. Carb 30 ok tds for 1 month solve your problem k.
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My age is 30. I have high blood pressure. And I one kidney is ectopic. I have first pregnancy on 2009 but my child was abnormal so I abort it. But recently I know from my dr. That I have unicornuate uterus. My dr. Suggest me for surrogacy. He tell that you have a high risk of pregnancy. I want your suggestion. What can I do?

MBBS (Gold Medalist, Hons), MS (Obst and Gynae- Gold Medalist), DNB (Obst and Gynae), Fellow- Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (ACOG, USA), FIAOG
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
First you have to control bp. Secondly unicornuate uterus makes pregnancy high risk but not impossible.
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My sgot 43.18, sgpt 58.55, tc 215, hdl 34, triglyceride 244, ldl 168, tc/hdl 6.4,ldl/hdl 5, vldl 45.8, non Hdl 181.48 please advice.

DM - Cardiology, MD - General Medicine
Cardiologist, Mohali
My sgot 43.18, sgpt 58.55, tc 215, hdl 34, triglyceride 244, ldl 168, tc/hdl 6.4,ldl/hdl 5, vldl 45.8, non Hdl 181.48...
It is a case where you need to rule out conditions like diabetes, thyroid disease, high alcohol intake, faulty dietary habits especially carbohydrate and fat rich diet (rice, potatoes, fried stuff, high sugar intake etc.). It is possible that you may be having fatty liver. Please get an ultrasound done of your abdomen. Good lifestyle measures, including regular exercise and dietary habits will certainly help. Otherwise reliance on medicines would remain.
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MY reports indicate : Triglycerides 344, ldl hdl ratio 3.7, tchdl cholesterol ratio 6.7, vldl cholesterol 68.86, which tablet should I take?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
MY reports indicate : Triglycerides 344, ldl hdl ratio 3.7, tchdl cholesterol ratio 6.7, vldl cholesterol 68.86, whic...
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 male 67 yrs. Weight 78 kg, height 5.6. Suffering from diabetes bp. Doctor asks me to reduce weight. Please guide me.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, Diploma in Food & Nutrition & Diabetic Educator , B.Sc. - Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I am male 67 yrs. Weight 78 kg, height 5.6. Suffering from diabetes bp. Doctor asks me to reduce weight. Please guide...
hello sir, take high fiber diet . have small and frequent meals. take milk and milk products. take green leafy veg, coconut water, lemon juice without sugar , luke warm water with aloe vera juice,plenty of fruits, .don't skip your meals and breakfast. do walk daily and cycling daily. avoid sugar, potatoes, rice, sweet, sweet potato, maida products, pumpkin, aarbi , . don't skip your walk .
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My father has high blood pressure problem what type of food is good to eat in this cause.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
My father has high blood pressure problem what type of food is good to eat in this cause.
To control & maintan BP normal these are best methods to follow:.• Do physical exercise like jogging, running or brisk walk for atleast 20-30 minutes. • Maintain your cholesterol level to normal & eat least amount of butter, cream or fatty things. • Eat less amount of pickle, salt and fast food as they contain high sodium levels. • Avoid drinking alcohol and smoking. • Take less amount of caffine containing coffee, tea or cold drinks because caffine causes increase BP. • Drink 8 to 10 glass of water daily • Take 6 to 8 hrs of sleep daily. Do not take too much stress. • Do long breathing pranayams (Anulom- Vilom, Bhramari) daily for 10 - 15 minutes. It will reduce your stress level in your body. • Eat healthy diet such as green leafy vegetables, fruits. • Take 5 ml of GULAB Jal added in a glass of water daily once a day.
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I have bp as 90/130 Is it normal? Any negative effects? What precautions should I take?

BHMS
Sexologist, Noida
I have bp as 90/130
Is it normal?
Any negative effects?
What precautions should I take?
Mr. You avoid salty and spicy things ok so you take proper treatment. So no take any type of tention ok.
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