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Dr. Barath Kumar is a popular Cardiologist in Adambakkam, Chennai. He is currently practising at Sarathy Nursing Home in Adambakkam, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Barath Kumar on Lybrate.com.

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I am 49 year old I am diabetic from last five year triglyceride is 251 and bp 110-180 mas per my physician glimisave -m2 Novastat- Tejlock am.

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
I am 49 year old I am diabetic from last five year triglyceride is 251 and bp 110-180 mas per my physician glimisave ...
You can take cholestrinum 3x / 4 tabs thrice a day for one month. Keep regular walking with exercises at least half an hour in the morning and half an hour at evening. Try to avoid spicy food, oily food, junk food in any form. Revert back after one month with feedback.
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I am 17years old and some chest pain and irregular beat occurs less at morning but I increases at night can this be a life threatening problem I am very thin and also having problems.

Clinical Cardiology, MD - Consultant Physician
Cardiologist, Surat
I am 17years old and some chest pain and irregular beat occurs less at morning but I increases at night can this be a...
Hi. Heart related chest pain is very rare in your age group. And as you said, if you are feeling that your heart beats are irregular, you should do a ecg. It will tell us weather it is really related to heart or it is just sensations. Take care.
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I have a problem skin on middle chest from 2 days. There is pain on it. What should I do?

LCPS, BAM&S
General Physician, Pune
I have a problem skin on middle chest from 2 days. There is pain on it. What should I do?
Pain in chest by default indicates heart problem. So go to a good doctor and get yourself checked for heart. If heart is ok, then he/she will check you for acidity, muscular problem, liver problem etc. But chest pain should never be neglected.
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My son age 12 years 43 kg weight. He Hiccup all time. Means dakar. Due to acidity. We treat many medicine as per doctor suggest. No well. From last six to seven days. He is not relief from. Hiccup do.

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
My son age 12 years 43 kg weight. He Hiccup all time. Means dakar. Due to acidity. We treat many medicine as per doct...
There are many (unknown) reasons for hiccough. common causes- Overeating, inflammation of glottis, Gastric distension, sudden hot or cold application or bathing, distension of stomach, obstructed flatulance, taking of pepsi miranda or other soft drinks, too much smooking or sudden excitement bad or good news may be the causes. One of the rare cause is stone in kidney or in gall bladder or some kind of obstruction in bile duct or in ureter could be the cause which clinically not prominent. For persistent hiccough one the good remedy is ginseng .
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My friend is suffering from a pain below the chest while swallowing anything. As if something acts as a pointed barrier for the food to go down.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
My friend is suffering from a pain below the chest while swallowing anything. As if something acts as a pointed barri...
It may be hiatus hernia, achalasia. Tell him to consult with more details. I will advise for further tests and then treatment. He may take homoeopathic medicine Hydrastis 200 1 dose for 3 days.
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Coronary Artery Disease

MBBS, DM - Cardiology, MD
Cardiologist, Hyderabad
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Risk factors associated with heart attack

So when do we get the heart attack? What kind of people gets the heart attack? Previously people used to think heart attack belongs to the elderly people, post-retirement people. No, the heart attacks are happening, like 20% of the heart attacks are happening in the 40s. Alarmingly we have seen last one week, the 30s, that is, the 30s are the new 40s. From age 30 onwards the heart attack incidents are increasing. So now we see that age is no longer a criteria or factor for heart attack, although overall we have seen that the elderly people are supposedly more prone to heart stroke more frequently than the younger people. The people with diabetes or sugar, with hypertension, people with high cholesterol, people who are obese, the people who are more than the normal weight, people whose family members had a heart attack at any age. For example, somebody’s ancestors or father or mother, or elder brother or younger, or elder sister had a heart attack, at 60 or at any age, then the chances of a heart attack are more in the person.

And of course, cigarette smoking. Cigarette smoking is an important cause of heart attack in any people. Cigarette smoking is one of the worst habits anybody can have, and it is killing many of the young people. Cigarette smoking is an important cause of heart attack and you must quit smoking altogether. Also, lack of exercise, and stress, physical or mental stress, anxiety- These are some of the risk factors that can be getting you a heart attack. If you are diabetic, have a tight control of your diabetes, if you have hypertension, you will regularly check your BP, check your sugar, take control of both of them. You should check your cholesterol, from age 20 onwards. If your cholesterol is high, control your cholesterol with a change in lifestyle and if a doctor prescribes you a tablet. Regularly check your cholesterol and keep it in control. Regular exercise is important, at least 30-40 minutes regularly, is must for everybody. If you are smoking, please quit smoking. Smoking is the commonest cause of death in any people. Young heart attack victims, most of them are smokers. If they quit smoking, the incidence comes down significantly. Take a balanced, healthy diet. Take small portions and see that your physical activities, not only the 30-40 minutes of exercise but all through the day you are physically active.

Can heart attack happen in women? Many people think that heart attack is a disease of men. Contrary to that popular belief, a heart attack is a number 1 killer in women as well. It is not breast cancer, ovarian cancer, cervical cancer; it is not any other illnesses, that we think women suffer from. It is the heart attack, which is number 1 killer in women as well. So women beware, it is not just men’s disease, it is your disease as well. And whatever I said about control, it applies to you all as well. Actually after age 50 onwards, after attaining menopause, women are more prone to heart attack than men. They have less prognosis, fewer survival rates, the chances of coming out of the hospital healthy is not equal to that of men. So women beware, you are more prone to heart attack than men, after age 50 than men. So as you see here, here is the evaluation; less than 30 years of age, heart attack rates are slowly increasing from 8.3 to 10.7, and as the year's progress, a number of young people are suffering a heart attack. It used to be a disease of the elderly more than 50 years of age, and now we are seeing the disease in the young people. And this is very, very alarming. Any victim, any heart attack victim, in families, small children fall prey to this disease, which is very, very alarming. You should have good knowledge of this condition and healthy lifestyle, and also, keep checking your parameters, your BP, and must keep checking or conducting tests, so that if something is happening (symptoms of heart attack) you can diagnose at an early age and prevent it.

What happens inside the heart when you get a heart attack? See, the cholesterol is here. There is no blood flow to the heart muscle. See this is a normal healthy heart, the heart muscles are reddish, but here it has become black when the heart attack is happening. That’s the inside story of what is happening. So inside the blood vessels, that is the blood vessels of the heart, the cholesterol is building up, the cholesterol blocks and captures, it causes blood clots. The blood clots for a few minutes, that is why the heart attack comes all of a sudden. The build up cholesterol takes weeks or months, but the heart attack comes very fast. So how do we treat? We can give medicines, do an angioplasty stenting. We all know about the stent. When the vessel is blocked, we put a stent, and then the vessel here is normal, it is flowing well now. Or we can do a bypass surgery.

When blocks are there in different places (of the heart), we can take a new pipe from the leg or from the chest and stitch it here, so that the blood flows to the new pipe, as the old pipes are blocked. So friends, today we have briefly discussed what is chest pain? All chest pains we found out do not heart pains. What is heart pain? What are the symptoms of heart pain? What it looks like? How to differentiate it? May it be the day, night, any kind of circumstances, you need to transport the patient to the nearest hospital. After getting treated for heart disease, it is a lifelong discipline that you need to maintain, the drugs are for lifelong, the medicines etc are all lifelong. You need to continue following the doctor’s advice and attend the doctor at periodic intervals. You have to quit smoking, you must take a healthier diet, you need to have an ideal body weight, you should exercise properly. And this knowledge, if you have gained anything, from my talk, then please spread to everybody; see that everybody is aware of this condition. As we discussed just now, that it is alarmingly true that the heart attack is happening in the 40s and the 30s, and that is an alarming situation.

You should make sure that everybody gets this knowledge and ultimately this knowledge will prevent this heart attack. Thank You very much- Dr. Balaji Rajamagiri, Cardiologist.
 

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My 6 month old son has hole in heart that is vsd size is 6 mm it is exactly in perimemeranous part by birth he is having hole he is gaining weight and feeding well whether it is possible to close the hole? Or have to go for surgery?

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
My 6 month old son has hole in heart that is vsd size is 6 mm it is exactly in perimemeranous part by birth he is hav...
Wait and watch. Follow up regularly with 2D Echo. If size is decreasing and growth is normal no need to intervene.
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What is the life expectancy of mechanical valve? Mechanical valves can be changed again?

PGD IN ULTRAASONOGRAPHY, Non invasive cardiology course, MD - Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Narnaul
What is the life expectancy of mechanical valve? Mechanical valves can be changed again?
a mechanical mitral valve can is reported to last between 20 to 25 years. Some suggest that the life of a mechanical mitral valve may even be longer. yes can be changed again
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Hi my father is diabetic patient what are the symptoms of high cholesterol please clarify my answer.

MBBS, MD - Cardiology, DM
Cardiologist, Mumbai
Hi my father is diabetic patient what are the symptoms of high cholesterol please clarify my answer.
There are no symptoms of Cholesterol, It's blood abnormality. When it leads to blockages in heart or other arteries it may cause chest pain, Breathing problem etc.
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My wife is to undergo cataract operation. She is advised to stop taking CLOPITAB A75. Is it ok. She does not have any major heart problem. She had pulmonary Edima about 6 years back. Since then she is taking CLOPITAB

Diploma in Ophthalmology, MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Villupuram
Yes it is better to stop that drug before surgery. No need to stop the drug if the surgery is done under topical anaesthesia and clear corneal incision for Phacoemulsification.
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When I am sleeping and sitting under my chest pain coming tell me why it is coming sir/madam.

BHMS
Homeopath,
When I am sleeping and sitting under my chest pain coming tell me why it is coming sir/madam.
Chest pain have some reason-it may be cardiac that means heart related. It may be bronchial, it may be due to costochondritis, it may be due muscular pain. Soo that has to be ruled out. U should visit your nearby doctor to know the specific cause.
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What are the problems for high blood pressure and what are the precautions for not coming that blood pressure problem to the persons not having that problems mean that how to prevent blood pressure and what are the foods required to be taken by the persons having blood pressure and also not having persons.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
What are the problems for high blood pressure and what are the precautions for not coming that blood pressure problem...
Hypertension is asymptomatic (without symptoms) but in some cases symptoms are seen which are given below: * Headache * Vertigo * Lack of sleep * red eyes * Anger comes easily * Bodyache * Swelling occurs on below knee and foot Dear, To control or maintain BP normal there are some instructions are given below: •Do not take salt in high amount or try to avoid it because high sodium level increase BP. • Eat less amount of pickle and fast food, fast food contain high sodium. • Avoid drinking alcohol and smoking. • Take less amount of coffee and tea both increase BP. • Drink 8 to 10 glass of water daily • Do exercise daily, running and long walk. • Take 6 to 8 hrs of sleep daily. Do not take too much stress. • Do long breathing pranayams daily for 10 - 15 minutes. It will reduce your stress level in your body. • Avoid taking too much fat foods such as butter, cheese, ghee. • Eat healthy diet such as green leafy vegetables, fruits. Eat an apple daily. You can take Mukta Vati Of Divya Pharmacy of Baba Ramdev one tablet daily but only under the guidance of Ayurveda Doctor.
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Sir, mera sarir bahut weak. Mera pressure 100. Kon si medicine use karna, please batao. Can I take ELIXIR NEOGADINE syrup. Please mujhe batao. Me konsi medicine use karu.

PG Dip (Dietetics n Applied nutrition), Msc.in Nutrition n dietetics, Post graduate Certificate (Diabetes Education)
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Jamnagar
Sir, mera sarir bahut weak. Mera pressure 100. Kon si medicine use karna, please batao. Can I take ELIXIR NEOGADINE s...
Hello! only a qualified expert can help to solve any of our problem without any complication. And medication or pills or supplement for weight gain is not at all a good solution for any one. One might lose or gain weight for that particular period but once you stop supplement many complication can take place. So I must advice go for small n frequent healthy meals with some activity. You can take good quality protein in your diet. Like- milk n products, egg, chicken, dal & products. N visit a dietitian. It will help. The 1st thing you need to take care of is good quality protein, complex carbohydrate n good quality fat. N what you are taking before n after work out is also matter.
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My father is 72 years old. He has a healthy heart as per his recent tmt test. He can take stress up to 82%. His chest x-ray report is also fine but when ever he walks he feels an heaviness on his chest which is becoming unbearable day by day. He has constipation, diabetes, high bp, spondylitis, and also arthritis please suggest what to do.

MD Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
My father is 72 years old. He has a healthy heart as per his recent tmt test. He can take stress up to 82%. His chest...
Tmt is not a gold standard test for ruling out if there are any blockages to the coronary vessels. Ideal test would be an angiography, if he is symptomatic as described, it is advisable to have him evaluated for the heaviness in the chest on exertion.
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I am 25 year old boy from India. Last week I had chest pain, it lasted few minutes. Yesterday I again felt it. Is it symptom of heart disease?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am 25 year old boy from India. Last week I had chest pain, it lasted few minutes. Yesterday I again felt it. Is it ...
Heart pain is associated with sweating and is like heaviness and compression in chest and you can take an ECG
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Sir this is akshay. Since 1 week every night im getting heartburn. I am not able to control that pain. Could this increase my risk for a heart attack. What should I do to get away from this?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Sir this is akshay. Since 1 week every night im getting heartburn. I am not able to control that pain. Could this inc...
hello your condition is suggestive of gerd.elevate the head end of bed,avoid tea, coffee,chillies,spicy and oily food.take panto D one daily for 1 wk.syrup digene 2 tsf after meals.at night you can take cold milk if you are not allergic to milk.
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How to control cholesterol and can we use sugar free powder for diabetes person is dat good for health.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
How to control cholesterol and can we use sugar free powder for diabetes person is dat good for health.
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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I feel some pain in my chest I was suspecting heart disease after that I done my blood taste it was normal my doctor said it must be because of acidity now I have controlled my diet as well as I do brisk walking everyday though some time I feel little pain in chest near heart. Kindly tell me what is it and solutions for it.

BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
I feel some pain in my chest I was suspecting heart disease after that I done my blood taste it was normal my doctor ...
It is due to same. Gas / hyper acidity only, make changes to your diet avoid sour foods / masala foods / pickles etc. And maintain the proper timings for food intake. Homeopathy medicine also help in treating the gastric problems without side effects.
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High BP problem. How can be treatment this and which causes this ill and how to be protect this illness.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
High BP problem. How can be treatment this and which causes this ill and how to be protect this illness.
Dear, Causes of High BP: * High salt intake * Excess consumption of Alcohol, coffee * Obesity (overweight) * Lack of Exercise (sedentary lifestyle) * Due to lack of sleep. * Due to Anxiety To control or maintan BP normal there are some instructions are given below: •Do not take salt in high amount or try to avoid it because high sodium level increase BP. • Eat less amount of pickle and fast food, fast food contain high sodium. • Avoid drinking alcohol and smoking. • Take less amount of coffee and tea both increase BP. • Drink 8 to 10 glass of water daily • Do exercise daily, running and long walk. • Take 6 to 8 hrs of sleep daily. Do not take too much stress. • Do long breathing pranayams daily for 10 - 15 minutes. It will reduce your stress level in your body. • Avoid taking too much fat foods such as butter, cheese, ghee. • Eat healthy diet such as green leafy vegetables, fruits. Eat an apple daily.
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