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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
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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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#36, Poothapedu Main Road, Venkateshwara Nagar, Porur. Landmark: Near S&S Power Switchgear, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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My heartbeat is no longer fast but I still feel tired and short of breath. Is there a next step?

MD Microbiology
General Physician,
My heartbeat is no longer fast but I still feel tired and short of breath. Is there a next step?
Hi. It might be due to nutritional deficiency also. And please get your haemoglobin checked. As anaemia can also be a reason.
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My mother is 50 year old. She is suffering with high blood pressure. She is taking medicine too but her blood pressure is not coming in control. What precautions should she take for this.

BHMS
Homeopath,
My mother is 50 year old. She is suffering with high blood pressure. She is taking medicine too but her blood pressur...
Reduce intake of salt. Stop eating packaged products. They have high added sodium as preservative. Stress induced hypertension requires exercises and let go attitude. Get thorough check up for pathological causes. Treatment will focus the right cause.

Hello sir my mom whose age is about 50 years suffering through diabetic and high blood pressure and now with acidity what we can do to reduce acidity and also she is suffering through back bone join pains hell pain she's experiencing please suggest me awaiting for your valuable suggestion thanks.

Diabetic educator and Nutrionist, BLS AND ACLS Instructor, BHMS
General Physician, Mumbai
Hello sir my mom whose age is about 50 years suffering through diabetic and high blood pressure and now with acidity ...
For acidity problem and control of diabetes eat at regular intervals and do a walk for an hour. Forjt pains I think you should consult an orthopaedic.
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I am a boy of 18 years. After ejaculation I feel several problems like, faster heart beat, backache and dizziness. Recently I saw that my blood pressure is 100-80. I can not concentrate in my job. Without ejaculating for several weeks I feel lethargic. So I am getting dependent on masturbation.

MBBS, PG Diploma In Clinical Cosmetology (PGDCC)
Cardiologist, Purba
I am a boy of 18 years. After ejaculation I feel several problems like, faster heart beat, backache and dizziness. Re...
It is normal to rise heart rate after ejaculation. But not to concentrate in job, feeling lethargic may be unusual presentation of anxiety consult a good psychiatrist.
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Common Tests For Coronary Artery Disease!

Non-invasive Cardiology
Ayurveda, Thane
Common Tests For Coronary Artery Disease!

Coronary artery disease or CAD is the name given to the heart condition in which the major blood vessels that supply your heart with blood, oxygen and nutrients, also called coronary arteries, get blocked, damaged or diseased.

  1. Blockages usually happen when cholesterol-containing deposits called plaque deposit in your arteries. Plaque narrows the lumen of your coronary artery which means your heart gets lesser and lesser oxygen and nutrients to function properly.
  2. Inflammation is also to blame for coronary artery disease.

Common symptoms of CAD include

Common Diagnostic tests
When you go to a heart specialist, she will ask questions about your medical history and follow it up with a physical exam and order routine blood and diagnostic tests to confirm CAD like:

  1. Electrocardiogram (ECG): An ECG records electrical signals as they travel through your heart revealing evidence of a previous heart attack or one that’s happening. Holter monitoring is a type of ECG where you wear a portable monitor for 24 hours as you go about your normal daily activities. Abnormalities in the results suggest reduced blood flow to the heart signaling CAD.
  2. Echocardiogram:  This test uses sound waves to produce images of your heart. It helps your doctor determine whether all parts of your heart wall are contributing to your heart's pumping activity. If certain parts are moving weakly it can mean damage to muscle due to a heart attack or because of receiving too little oxygen- again signaling CAD.
  3. Exercise Stress test: This test is done by making you do exercises like walking on a treadmill or riding a stationary bike during an ECG. Sometimes, medication to stimulate your heart may be used instead of exercise.

This again detects areas in your heart that receive less blood flow.

  • Cardiac catheterization or angiogram. A special dye is injected into your coronary arteries to observe blood flow through your heart in a test known as an angiogram.
  • The dye is sometimes also injected into the arteries through a long, thin, flexible tube called catheter that is threaded through an artery in your leg to the arteries in your heart. This procedure is called cardiac catheterization. This test is very good in diagnosing CAD as the dye outlines narrow spots and blockages on the X-ray images of your heart.
  • Heart scans. Computerized tomography or CT can help your doctor actually see calcium deposits in your arteries that can be narrowing your arteries. If a substantial amount of calcium deposits are found, coronary artery disease could be the reason.
  • MRI scans are also done to diagnose CAD. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Cardiologist.
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I am taking amlong since 2010 My weight is 83 kg since 2010 Shall I continue the above tablet or any change is required. If required which is best.

MD, Fellowship in Intergrative Medicine, MBBS
Integrated Medicine Specialist, Kochi
I am taking amlong since 2010
My weight is 83 kg since 2010
Shall I continue the above tablet or any change is requir...
Hypertension is a lifestyle disease which requires a lifestyle solution and never medicines. It just involves dietary changes and lifestyle changes which most probably has not been addressed in your case. Let me know the tests you have done so far and their results. Has your Dr. Excluded reversible causes of hypertension which is important You have to do some more specific lab tests which will tell you where you are heading Illness or wellness. You have to exclude other trigger factors for your rise in BP reduce salt, and stress, exercise loose weight are general guidelines A more detailed history is needed to pinpoint the cause of high bp in your case because causes vary from person to person and advice for controlling bp should be personalized and general advice will not work effectively. Send me a feedback through Lybrate. With your name, age and contact number and I will call you and then you can take a consult through Lybrate You have to treat the underlying cause and not the symptoms.
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I am suffering from high blood pressure and high sugar level can you suggest me any treatment.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am suffering from high blood pressure  and high sugar level can you suggest me any treatment.
Dear Lybrateuser, - To control your BP & blood sugar follow some lifestyle changes - have a well balanced diet with more of fibrous foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains instead of refined ones, low fat milk & milk products, eggs, legumes, pulses, sprouts, nuts such as almonds, walnuts, pista, peanuts, seeds such as flax, sesame, papaya - avoid fried, processed, sugar containing & junk food, restrict salt & salty foods like pickles, papads, namkeens, bakery products - include a protein food in every meal & as a snack to keep the sugar levels constant - have 4-6 small meals including snacks rather than three large meals to keep blood sugar stable, have meals on time, do not skip meals - do regular exercise like walking, jogging, swimming for 20-30 min, yoga, meditation & deep breathing for 5-10 min a day - reduce weight if overweight by diet & exercise - consult a physician for medications after proper investigation.
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Hi I am 27 year old. I hv a high cholesterol. Its a 260 almost. Which tablets are good for me.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Cardiology, Fellowship in EP
Cardiologist, Delhi
Hi I am 27 year old. I hv a high cholesterol. Its a 260 almost. Which tablets are good for me.
Tablets may not be the best approach to this level of cholesterol. Measure it after 3-12 months to confirm that it is below 310, meanwhile, try to keep your arteries healthy by reducing the glycemic load of your diet. For more info, you can discuss on phone. Best wishes.
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