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Dr. Balaguru

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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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Male 33 years. Bp: 60-90. I feel stressed most f the times because of personal n professional reasons. I also feel fatigued. Any solutions?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Male 33 years. Bp: 60-90. I feel stressed most f the times because of personal n professional reasons. I also feel fa...
I'm not very clear about your blood pressure, so clarify on that. Stress can lead to fatigue, tiredness. You may feel like you have no energy or interest in doing anything. Take a multivitamin everyday. Make some dietary changes: avoid processed foods, reduce caffeine and increase fresh vegetables. As contradictory as this may sound, get some exercise. Sleep adequately. You can consult me for further management if required.
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4 Most Common Reasons Of Breathlessness!

MBBS, MD - Pulmonary Medicine
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
4 Most Common Reasons Of Breathlessness!

Shortness of breath, medically known as dyspnea, is the sensation of tightening of chest accompanied by a feeling of suffocation. Most of us would have experienced this while doing intensive exercise, while in extreme temperature or high altitude to a certain extent. But when the breathlessness is severe, it is due to a lung or heart ailment. The lungs and the heart play the most important role in transporting oxygen to our tissues and removes carbon dioxide. And so, any kind of problem in either of the organs can affect our breathing.

Causes:
Numerous underlying conditions can lead to a shortness of breath. An insight into the most common causes are enumerated below.

  1. Asthma: One of the common reason for shortness of breath is asthma. It is a serious condition in which the passage of air becomes narrow and swells up and produces extra mucus. This can result in shortness of breath, triggers wheezing, coughing and also makes breathing difficult. It cannot be cured but the symptoms can be controlled, and it is also necessary to consult with the doctor to track the symptoms and adjust the treatment.
  2. Carbon monoxide poisoningAnother leading cause of shortness of breath is carbon monoxide poisoning. It is caused when carbon monoxide builds up in our blood stream. When there is excessive carbon monoxide in the surrounding air, our body replaces the oxygen in our red blood cells or RBCs with the carbon monoxide in the air. Appliances that are improperly ventilated and engines, especially in a sealed or tightly enclosed space might allow carbon monoxide to accumulate in our blood stream to a dangerous level.
  3. A hiatal hernia: This is caused when part of our stomach pushes upward through your diaphragm. Our diaphragm usually has a small opening through which our esophagus or food pipe passes and connects the stomach. The stomach pushes up through this opening in case of a hiatal hernia and results in shortness of breath. In most of the cases it can be cured by medications, but in some situations, surgery is required.
  4. Pulmonary embolism: It is a blockage in one of the pulmonary arteries in the lungs. In 95% of the cases of pulmonary embolism, it is caused due to blood clots that travel to the lungs from the legs or some other parts of the body. As the clot blocks the flow of blood to the lungs, it can also be life threatening besides causing a shortage of breath.

Apart from these conditions, others such as bronchitis, pneumonia, lung cancer, COPD, arrhythmia, hypertension, and many other lung and heart ailments can result in shortness of breath and can lead to dire consequences in certain cases. 

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Dear sir I am 61 years old, height 5' 9, wt-73kg bp- normal blood sugar-normal I do excercise daily and do yoga and pranayam my lipid profile is as under: total cholesterol photometry 211 mg% 125 - 200 hdl cholesterol - direct photometry 40 mg% 35-80 ldl cholesterol - direct photometry 87 mg% 85 - 130 triglycerides photometry 377 mg% 25 - 200 tc/ hdl cholesterol ratio calculated 5.3 ratio 3.0 - 5.0 ldl / hdl ratio calculated 2.2 ratio 1.5 - 3.5 vldl cholesterol calculated 75.4 mg% 5 - 40 I do not smoke nor drink. I take green tea daily. Please advise me how to reduce my tryglyceride. I take fish, avoid meat & chicken, fried food, I take fruits n nuts like almond, pistachio regularly. Please advise. Regards.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Dear sir I am 61 years old, height 5' 9, wt-73kg bp- normal blood sugar-normal I do excercise daily and do yoga and p...
Cholesterol level should be measured at least once every five years in everyone over age 20. The screening test that is usually performed is a blood test called a lipid profile. Experts recommend that men ages 35 and older and women ages 45 and older be more frequently screened for lipid disorders. The lipoprotein profile includes: Total cholesetrol LDL (low-density lipoprotein CHOLESETROL also called "bad"CHOLESTETROL HDL (high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, also called "good" cholesterol) TRIGLYCERIDES (fats carried in the BLOOD from the food we eat. Excess calories, alcohol, or sugar in the body are converted into TRIGLYCERIDES and stored in fat cells throughout the body. High triglycerides and 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. Change life style .do meditation,yoga, Go walk daily, do any one physically activity daily i.e.play any game., Avoid fast foods,oily foods,junk foods,alcohol,smoking,fatty foods, non-veg.,avoid stress,take plenty of water in day time. And 1 glass of water before bed at night. use flax oil, omega-3 fatty meal or cap., take .green veg., whole grain. GARLIC,. Cod liver oil. Take anti cholesterol medicines . Cap. Ecosprin gold-10 at night daily.
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I am 31 year male. My blood report is. Blood glucose fasting 114 S.cholesterol 205 Triglycerides 158 VLDL Cholesterol 32 LDL Cholesterol 120 HDL Cholesterol 48 I just want to know that. What is the status of my health according to report. Is it alarming condition of my health. What should I do and what is the precaution I should take.

MBBS, Post Graduate Diploma in Diabetology (PGDD)
Endocrinologist, Chennai
I am 31 year male. My blood report is. Blood glucose fasting 114 S.cholesterol 205 Triglycerides 158 VLDL Cholesterol...
Hi lybrate-user, What you have is Pre-Diabetes, with your FBS at 114 mg/dl. You also have elevated cholesterol. Although diet control with regular exercise like walking would be sufficient now, I would suggest you to get yourself reevaluated after about 6 months and this time, do an OGTT (Oral Glucose Tolerance Test) along with your lipids. However, if you have family history of CAD (heart problems in family). If someone had a heart attack at a younger age, you need to start meds right now. If not, I would suggest you to recheck after 3 months and if still no improvement, you need to be on medications. Hope this helps.
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I am having mild chest pain on left and right both sides since last 2 months, I guess they are because of gas or some other thing, kindly suggest if it's related to heart or not. I am a smoker, pure vegetarian.

MD - Clinica Biodicity, MBBS
Cardiologist, Delhi
I am having mild chest pain on left and right both sides since last 2 months, I guess they are because of gas or some...
Dear Mr. First, loose weight. Avoid heavy fried food at night. Give a gap between eating and sleeping of 2 hours or more. Stop smoking. Do medium exercise like walking and get a cardiac check up done.
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Hello sir, I am 19 years old boy suffering from cough and heart pain from 3-4 months. please tell me what should i do?

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
Hello sir, I am 19 years old boy suffering from cough and heart pain from 3-4 months. please tell me what should i do?
take syr honey tus 1tsf tds, 1tab sinarest before bed,steam inhalation. saline gargles, do tooth brush before going to bed it will help you. Thank you
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I'm suffering from weakness. Sometimes I feel irregular palpitations along with fluctuation of my blood pressure. I have checked with numbers of blood test, ecg, urin test but everything seems normal. Doctor recommend me to take metpure (metoprolol) for two months continue. I can feel my weakness even now. Someone recommend me to take maxirich multivitamin. Please advise if it safe to take the multivitamin along with.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I'm suffering from weakness. Sometimes I feel irregular palpitations along with fluctuation of my blood pressure. I h...
What is dose of metoprolol? high doses of beta blockers like this can lead to weakness but that is not weakness but feeling of relaxed! yes you can take multivitamin. You must continue with metoprolol only as other reports are normal, this medicine protests the heart, specially if bp is fluctuating but talk to your doctor about the dose. My suggestion is 25 mg /day every morning and in evening if required if bp is high on borderline. Do moderate exercise to boost up metabolism.
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My father is taking tab. aspirin 75 MG.+ atorvastatin 20 MG. Since 1 year Kindly tell the more serious side effects of this drug. This drug was started due to some heart problem.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
My father is taking tab. aspirin 75 MG.+ atorvastatin 20 MG. Since 1 year Kindly tell the more serious side effects o...
Aspirin is a blood thinner for heart patients, it can lead to acidity , ulcers in stomach and tendency to bleed more from any site like minor cuts and bruises , 2nd medicine is a Statin and new studies are showing it to be toxic to liver , leads to dementia and some doctors are giving twice a week to Reduce cholesterol , Some doctors advice people to reduce cholesterol through diet instead of medicines
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Every now n then focusing on heart does any problem. please tell me the foods for healthy heart.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Every now n then focusing on heart does any problem. please tell me the foods for healthy heart.
Yes being obsessed with having a heart disease is a problem. Eat healthy, exercise moderately and keep bp and blood sugar and lipid profile under control. Eat everything available according to seasons. Don't go out of the way to buy a particular fruit or vegetables. Less fats of good quality like mustard oil, saute and cook with steam using chat masala type of flavours and tomatoes purries to thicken the gravies instead of fried onions giving floating with oil curries and some homes prefer it this way only but habits of family needs a change so that nobody feels like a patient or a special person reminding about risk to heart. Eat vitamins and minerals through fresh fruits and vegetables of the season. Eg cucumber in summer and carrots in winters but use fresh lemon juice and honey for 365 days. Little salt and sugar despite bp and sugars under control. Eat few nuts everyday to get protein and good fats. Exercise in moderation like walking for few miles according to your capacity. Don't compare with others. Di practice yoga and meditation to reduce day to day stress.
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