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Dr. Balaguru

Cardiologist, Chennai

Dr. Balaguru Cardiologist, Chennai
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Dr. Balaguru is an experienced Cardiologist in Porur, Chennai. You can consult Dr. Balaguru at Vignesh Hospital in Porur, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Balaguru on Lybrate.com.

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I am 20. I started smoking when I was in 2nd semester. Now I am in 6th sem. I was smoking since 18. Now I finally quit smoking after 2 years. Now a days I am facing many problems like short of breathing (SOB) and Chest Tightness. It has been 25 days I quit smoking but I am facing these problems. What should I do? Is this any symptoms of any diseases?

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
I am 20. I started smoking when I was in 2nd semester. Now I am in 6th sem. I was smoking since 18. Now I finally qui...
congratulations on your succesful effort. these are withdrawl symptoms of nicotine for withdrawal symptoms go away completely isn’t possible, but there are ways to minimize them. How often and how badly the symptoms affect you varies from person to person. It partially depends on how you quit. For example, if you choose the “cold turkey” method without the use of any smoking cessation aids (such as nicotine patches or gum), you’ll probably notice symptoms within as little as two hours. People who use smoking cessation aids such as patches, gums, and inhalers usually experience less severe withdrawal symptoms. That’s because this method slowly cuts back on their levels of nicotine use rather than pulling the plug all at once. In this method, the physical symptoms should reach their climax approximately 72 hours after your last cigarette. Advertisement The withdrawal symptoms, both physical and mental, will make it tough to stick it out and not start smoking again. But there are things you can do to make sure you stick with it. Below are some helpful and practical tips for managing your nicotine withdrawal symptoms. Healthy Diet Quitting smoking can cause an increase in appetite. If you find yourself wanting to eat more, take advantage of your newfound appetite to eat a healthy array of vegetables, fruits, and lean proteins. Following a healthy diet can reduce the severity and length of your withdrawal symptoms. Exercise Part of nicotine’s addictive power is that it elevates your mood. It’s common for people who quit smoking to fall into a mild depression. One way to counteract this problem is to exercise. Physical activity triggers the release of mood- raising endorphins in your body that will naturally help you feel better both physically and mentally.
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Iam an heart patient. My angiography has been done 3 months before. Including medicines what diet I has to take to be fit?

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
Iam an heart patient. My angiography has been done 3 months before. Including medicines what diet I has to take to be...
Just avoid fatty meals and fast foods .. Drink plenty of fluids daily as it'll prevent coagulation and stasis of blood Exercise daily for at least half an hour
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She is a high blood pressure patient. She is loosing her weight. She vomits out all she eat. Also have pain in joints of arms and knees. Please help.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
She is a high blood pressure patient. She is loosing her weight. She vomits out all she eat. Also have pain in joints...
The following thing if you adapt it will be helpful Natural home remedy using coconut oil: 1. Take ½ cup coconut oil 2. Heat the oil till it turns lukewarm 3. Massage the oil on the affected knee joint The massage improves the blood circulation in the region and provides relief from the pain. This will surely help you.
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I'm 19 yrs old student. Sometimes I fetched minor chest pain while I walking or running, or it sometimes occurs in sleeping time also, with mussels of legs and fingers of hand getting stiff. I have a past history of convulsion (THEN IT WAS ALSO HAPPENING). When the stiffness and pain occurs then in stayed max 15-20 minutes. required proper solution, please help me.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Noida
I'm 19 yrs old student. Sometimes I fetched minor chest pain while I walking or running, or it sometimes occurs in sl...
Hello, CHEST PAIN may be due to 1.acidity. 2. severe anxiety 3. muscular problem But as you are saying you are having convulsion history kindly consult Neurologist as soon as possible
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I have high blood pressure which is 160 by 100. My height is 178 cm and my weight is 103kg what should I do to reduce it ?

MD - Consultant Physician
Cardiologist, Kolkata
I have high blood pressure which is 160 by 100. My height is 178 cm and my weight is 103kg what should I do to reduce...
First of all you reduce your body wt by proper dieting. Do exercise regularly, take medicine in proper doses. Get investigation for kidney & arterial disease as you are young.
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Risk Factors for High Blood Pressure (Hypertension

MBBS
General Physician, Himatnagar
Risk Factors for High Blood Pressure (Hypertension
Risk factors for high blood pressure (hypertension)
The top 10 risk factors for high blood pressure include:
Being overweight or obese

The more you weigh the more blood flow you need to supply oxygen and nutrients to your tissues. As the volume of blood circulated through your blood vessels increases, so does the pressure inside your arteries.

Too much salt (sodium) in your diet

Too much sodium in your diet can cause your body to retain fluid, and also causes the arteries in your body to constrict. Both factors increase blood pressure.

Too little potassium in your diet

Potassium helps balance the amount of sodium in your cells. Potassium causes the smooth muscle cells in your arteries to relax, which lowers blood pressure.

Not being physically active

Exercise increases blood flow through all arteries of the body, which leads to release of natural hormones and cytokines that relax blood vessels, which in turn lowers blood pressure. Lack of physical activity also increases the risk of being overweight.

Drinking too much alcohol

Having more than two drinks per day can cause hypertension, probably by activating your adrenergic nervous system, causing constriction of blood vessels and simultaneous increase in blood flow and heart rate.

Stress

High levels of stress can lead to a temporary, but dramatic, increase in blood pressure. If you try to relax by eating more, using tobacco or drinking alcohol, you may only exacerbate problems with high blood pressure. Relaxation and meditation techniques effectively lower blood pressure.

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids)

Ibuprofen (advil, motrin, ibuprofen) can cause marked worsening of existing hypertension or development of new high blood pressure. It can also cause damage to the kidneys, worsening of heart failure, and even heart attack or stroke. Ibuprofen is a member of the class of drugs called nsaids, which includes naproxen (aleve, naprosyn, and anaprox), sulindac (clinoril), diclofenac (voltaren), piroxicam (feldene), indomethacin (indocin), mobic, lodine and celecoxib (celebrex).

Cough and cold medications (sudafed and other brands that contain pseudoephedrine and phenylephrine)

Cough and cold medicines frequently contain decongestants such as pseudoephedrine and phenylephrine. These medications cause your blood pressure and heart rate to rise, by constricting all your arteries, not just those in you nose.

Certain chronic conditions

Certain chronic conditions also may increase your risk of high blood pressure, including diabetes, kidney disease and sleep apnea.

A diet low in vitamin d

It's uncertain if having too little vitamin d in your diet can lead to high blood pressure. Researchers think that vitamin d may affect an enzyme produced by your kidneys that affects your blood pressure. More studies are necessary to determine vitamin d's exact role in high blood pressure. However, talk to your doctor about whether you may benefit from taking a vitamin d supplement.
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I have a pain near my heart when I walk or run. Have any problem?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine, PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS)
Ayurveda,
I have a pain near my heart when I walk or run.
Have any problem?
Examples of heart-related causes of chest pain include: Heart attack. A heart attack is a result of a blood clot that's blocking blood flow to your heart muscle. Angina. Thick plaques can gradually build up on the inner walls of the arteries that carry blood to your heart. These plaques narrow the arteries and restrict the heart's blood supply, particularly during exertion. Aortic dissection. This life-threatening condition involves the main artery leading from your heart — your aorta. If the inner layers of this blood vessel separate, blood will be forced between the layers and can cause the aorta to rupture. Pericarditis. This condition, an inflammation of the sac surrounding your heart, usually causes sharp pain that gets worse when you breathe in or when you lay down. Digestive causes Chest pain can be caused by disorders of the digestive system, including: Heartburn. This painful, burning sensation behind your breastbone occurs when stomach acid washes up from your stomach into the esophagus — the tube that connects your throat to your stomach. Swallowing disorders. Disorders of the esophagus can make swallowing difficult and even painful. Gallbladder or pancreas problems. Gallstones or inflammation of your gallbladder or pancreas can cause abdominal pain that radiates to your chest. Muscle and bone causes Some types of chest pain are associated with injuries and other problems affecting the structures that make up the chest wall. Examples include: Costochondritis. In this condition, the cartilage of your rib cage, particularly the cartilage that joins your ribs to your breastbone, becomes inflamed and painful. Sore muscles. Chronic pain syndromes, such as fibromyalgia, can produce persistent muscle-related chest pain. Injured ribs. A bruised or broken rib can cause chest pain. Lung-related causes Many lung disorders can cause chest pain, including: Pulmonary embolism. This cause of chest pain occurs when a blood clot becomes lodged in a lung (pulmonary) artery, blocking blood flow to lung tissue. Pleurisy. If the membrane that covers your lungs becomes inflamed, it can cause chest pain that's made worse when you inhale or cough. Collapsed lung. The chest pain associated with a collapsed lung typically begins suddenly and can last for hours. A collapsed lung occurs when air leaks into the space between the lung and the ribs. Pulmonary hypertension. High blood pressure in the arteries carrying blood to the lungs (pulmonary hypertension) also can produce chest pain. Other causes Chest pain can also be caused by: Panic attack. If you have periods of intense fear accompanied by chest pain, rapid heartbeat, rapid breathing, profuse sweating, shortness of breath, nausea, dizziness and a fear of dying, you may be experiencing a panic attack. Shingles. Caused by a reactivation of the chickenpox virus, shingles can produce pain and a band of blisters from your back around to your chest wall. So for heart related cause there are many effective medicines to prevent that pain like arjunarishta....hridyarnava ras....akeek pishti....if breathlessness then shwas kutha ras....shwas chintamani ras....etc....avoid oily food...spicy food...junk food....etc
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Is pulse rate of 114/min is normal one. have systolic of 150mmhg and diastolic of 131mmhg. Im I healthy.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Is pulse rate of 114/min is normal one. have systolic of 150mmhg and diastolic of 131mmhg. Im I healthy.
Dear Lybrateuser, - The normal pulse rate range is 60-100 beats / min, if your resting pulse rate is 114 then it is high - your BP is high as the systolic is above 140 mm of Hg, diastolic is high as it is above 90 mm of Hg - monitor your BP at least once a day on rising & if possible again in the evening - consult a doctor as you will require investigations -restrict salt, tea, coffee intake, avoid alcohol, smoking if you do.
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BSAM, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), DM - Clinical Pharmacology, B.Sc Bio, M.Sc.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Dhubri
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I'm 22 years old female and I have chest pain from last 6 month. I used medicines which provided my Physician name as Himcospaz but its not that much effective. What should I do.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I'm 22 years old female and I have chest pain from last 6 month. I used medicines which provided my Physician name as...
Dear lybrateuser, chestpain is due to multiple reasons like acidity, heart problems, lung problems, muscular pain. Get yourself thoroughly investigated if not done yet so that the exact cause of pain can be known. Avoid eating spicy, fried & junk food. Do deep breathing 5-10 min every morning. Take antacid tablet 1 tab after every meal, continue if you get some relief.
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Hi, I had got Done an angioplasty, last year, with obe stent. Since then I have been taking Tab Clofitab A 75 Revelol H 25 Razel 10. My B P has always been normal. 120 / 80 or max 130 / 85 rarely. Please suggest how long I have to continue with medicines.

BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
Hi, I had got Done an angioplasty, 
last year, with obe stent.
Since then I have been taking
Tab Clofitab A 75
Revelo...
You have to take these medicines for lifetime unless you switch to homeopathy or ayurveda and do the necessary dietary and exercise changes!
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My total cholesterol is 249 and LDL CV is 199 in my report. In my echo cardiogram it shows IVC 50% collapse and mild TR. What should I do I am worried.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
My total cholesterol is 249 and LDL CV is 199 in my report. In my echo cardiogram it shows IVC 50% collapse and mild ...
Take pranacharya medohar rasayn twice a day. Medohar guggul 2-2 twice a day. Avoid junk food. Oily food. Fermented food. Alcohol consumption. Sugar.milk products and sweets. Take oats and cereals more. And do pranayama early in the morning and walk for atleast 45 minutes a day. And do exercises. Do not sleep immediately after taking meal.
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I cannot sleep well disturbing some thing head ache dysentery and also something in my heart.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
I cannot sleep well disturbing some thing head ache dysentery and also something in my heart.
1. avoid caffeine found in coffee,tea , chocolate,cola,and some pain relievers.[four to six hours before bedtime.] 2. quiet, dark, and cool environment can help promote sound sleep. . [Use heavy curtains, or an eye mask to block light, and also keeping computers, TVs, and other work materials out of the room will help promote mental bonding between your bedroom and sleep] 3. Avoid stressful, stimulating activities like doing work, discussing emotional issues. Physically and psychologically stressful activities can cause the body to secrete the stress hormone cortisol, which is associated with increasing alertness.
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I am 22 year old. My sister have BP low always. please tell us what precautions she has to take?

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
Salt water helps treat low blood pressure because the sodium in salt increases blood pressure. Do not overdo this remedy though, as excess salt can prove to be unhealthy. Simply mix one-half teaspoon of salt in a glass of water and drink it. You can also drink sports beverages. Raw beetroot juice is helpful in dealing with high as well as low blood pressure. For hypotension, drink a cup of beetroot juice twice daily for about one week. Other natural fruit juices are also considered helpful in this regard.
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I am 62 years old male having chest burning for the last many months. Use of PAN D type tabs soothes out the burning sensation. But if not taken on daily basis, burning sensation re-appear. Any home remedy available? Does it have any link with HEART ?Pl guide regarding permanent treatment & precautions to be taken. I am NON DIABETIC. My BP remains under check with one tab of S-Amlodipine 2.5.

MD, MBBS
General Physician, Bangalore
I am 62 years old male having chest burning for the last many months. Use of PAN D type tabs soothes out the burning ...
Dear lybrate-user Sir it is good that your BP is under control, try to control your stress, anxiety, avoid spicy food and avoid hot beverages like tea or coffee and avoid pain killer tablets.
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I am a 25 years male. From past 3-4 days, I'm experiencing pain in right side of chest which increases on coughing or while chest experiences some pressure. However this phenomenon started when I wake up in morning without any reason. What should I do?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am a 25 years male. From past 3-4 days, I'm experiencing pain in right side of chest which increases on coughing or...
take tab. sinarest twice a day. tab. diclomol twice a day. tab. clavam 625 mg twice a day after meal for 6 days. do checkup chest x ray . cbc, and consult again.
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Sir/madam, in winter am suffering from cold alot and I feel pain at my chest. Can you suggest what shall I do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Sir/madam, in winter am suffering from cold alot and I feel pain at my chest. Can you suggest what shall I do?
Hi, take arsenic alb. 30, 5 drops thrice a day.Alpha CF, 2 tabs, thrice a day. B. c. no. 06, 4 tabs every 4 hourly.Take Alpha WD, 20 drops with water once daily.
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Hello sir, Please tell me how to reduce the cholestrol without take supplements.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
Hello sir, Please tell me how to reduce the cholestrol  without take supplements.
Dear, these are methods and instructions 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 food because it contain high fat content. * do not eat fast food and avoid cold drink. * 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.
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