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Dr. Barath Kumar

Cardiologist, Chennai

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Dr. Barath Kumar Cardiologist, Chennai
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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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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 suffering from high cholesterol. Is coconut oil, a good substitute for sunflower oil. Why do drs. Advise us not to use coconut oil?

MBBS, DMRD, MD - Radio Diagnosis, FIIM(Ayurved), D.SC, Post Doctoral Fellowship of Institute of Indian Medicine, Ph.D
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I am suffering from high cholesterol. Is coconut oil, a good substitute for sunflower oil. Why do drs. Advise us not ...
Dear Cholesterol is made in liver as per body needs. Food does not alter this. Pl read scientific article by Dr. B M Hegade as conconut oil is like mothers milk. Vm.

I am suffering from chest disease from last three months and I have use so many medicines but no result so I want to best best result for you.

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I am suffering from chest disease from last three months and I have use so many medicines but no result so I want to ...
Few tips- Avoid any triggering factor, take folic acid regularly, eat a healthy diet , always be stress free , exercise regularly

I have been taking one metoprolol XL 25 mg tablet twice a day for my BP for quite sometime. Recently, my doctor has introduced Losartan 25 mg twice a day for my raised BP. Generally how long does the effects of Losartan last? At times I have headache and other minor discomforts.

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I have been taking one metoprolol XL 25 mg tablet twice a day for my BP for quite sometime. Recently, my doctor has i...
Normally losartan works for 24 hrs but in some cases we increase the dose to twice a day. Get one a b p ie ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (24 hrs) done.

Hey doctor I had a major operation for heart for about 3 years ago. There was no much no problem after that. But now I am having a pain which comes simultaneously.

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Hey doctor I had a major operation for heart for about 3 years ago. There was no much no problem after that. But now ...
You should go for a routine Echo test to know % functiong of heart and an ECG to know about fresh damage to heart + new test called troponin test done on a drop of blood taken from finger , if it is reactive ,it means fresh heart attack , ECG can show old heart attack changes plus may or may not show new changes .

I am 58 years old I have diabetic, hyper tension, acidity and gas trouble give me suggestion to cure.

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I am 58 years old I have diabetic, hyper tension, acidity and gas trouble give me suggestion to cure.
You must be aware diabetes and hypertension are diseases which can only be controlled by proper medication, diet and exercise, there is cure for both these. Acidity and gas trouble are related conditions, you are aware of some foods increasing acidity as well as gaseousness. It is essential that those foods are avoided. To reduce acidity you should eat at specific intervals, avoid high spicy and oily foods. Also reduce tea/coffee and aerated drinks, practice some aasanas such as pawan muktasan, manduk asana, these should help.

Cold and cough hai, Lambi saans lene me pain ho rha h chest se niche right side me and medicine leti hu to chala jata fever.

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Cold and cough hai, Lambi saans lene me pain ho rha h chest se niche right side me and medicine leti hu to chala jata...
The common cold& cough is the most frequent infection in all age groups. Colds are caused by a viral infection that effects the respiratory system. Colds& cough often respond well to homeopathic remedies Homeopathic medicines like bryonia alba, allium cepa, ant tart, merc sol, calc carb has geart effect on cough and cold. ADVICE -Drink plenty of fluids. Drinking 8 to 10 glasses a day will thin the mucous and make it easier for your body to expel. Try drinking extra fluid with lemon juice, or turning it into a herbal tea for additional benefits Go slow on the milk. Reduce, or stop, your consumption of dairy product. Dairy stimulates the production of of mucous, especially in those who are sensitive to it, which in turn supports the growth of viruses and bacteria.

I am 39 years old in udhampur. During rescent medical examination my cholesterol and triglycerides are very high. Suggest to bring it down ?

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I am 39 years old in udhampur. During rescent medical examination my cholesterol and triglycerides are very high. Sug...
Lifestyle modification - normalize weight,stop smoking, physical exercise,low saturated fat diet etc, If these measures fail then next step would be to start medicines. Also rule out hypothyroidism.

Sir mera july 2014 mein by pass opration hua tha. Mere dono per se nus lee gayee thee lakin abhi tak mere left leg me per ke pass bhaut dard wa sujan rahtee ha kya karoo.

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Please take rhus tox - 200 / 5 drops in little water thrice a day for two days only. Revert and back after one week with feedback.

I am 34 year old, male, civil services student, suffering from sleep problem, when I go to bed it takes hours to into sleep mode, and feeling heart beat which worsen the problem.

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I am 34 year old, male, civil services student, suffering from sleep problem, when I go to bed it takes hours to into...
Please note the following for your condition: • Avoid big meals late in the evening. You need three to four hours to digest a big meal. • Spicy or sugary food, even at suppertime, is usually a bad idea. Spices can irritate your stomach, and when it tosses and turns, so will you. Having a lot of sugary food—especially chocolate, which contains caffeine—can make you feel jumpy. • Try a soothing aromatic bath before bedtime. Add 5 drops lavender oil and 3 drops ylang-ylang oil to warm bathwater and enjoy a nice soak.

How much heart beat required in normal man according to his weight please explain it.

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How much heart beat required in normal man according to his weight please explain it.
A normal adult resting heart beat is between 60-100 heartbeats per minute. If you r overweight and have excess fat and have sedentary lifestyle, heart beats may increase to meet your body's oxygen demands. Hope I answered your query.

I am suffering from gas trouble for last one week and I have chest pain at that time. What should I do to get relief from this chest pain?

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I am suffering from gas trouble for last one week and I have chest pain at that time. What should I do to get relief ...
Dear Lybrate user *One common kitchen spice that can be very useful in comforting your stomach gas indigestion is cardamom. The volatile oil present in it helps to cure a number of digestive disorders include gas and indigestion. The cardamom seeds can be consumed alone or one can add roasted cardamom powder to the vegetables while cooking. Cardamom tea is also an excellent way to treat indigestion. Drinking the Cardamom tea several times a day will speed up your digestive process.

What Causes High Blood Pressure? 4. What Health Problems Are Associated With High Blood Pressure? And what are the side effects?

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What Causes High Blood Pressure? 4. What Health Problems Are Associated With High Blood Pressure? And what are the si...
There are two types of high blood pressure. 1. Primary (essential) hypertension--For most adults, there's no identifiable cause of high blood pressure. This type of high blood pressure, called primary (essential) hypertension, tends to develop gradually over many years. 2. Secondary hypertension--Some people have high blood pressure caused by an underlying condition. This type of high blood pressure, called secondary hypertension, tends to appear suddenly and cause higher blood pressure than does primary hypertension. Various conditions and medications can lead to secondary hypertension, including: •Obstructive sleep apnea- •Kidney problems •Adrenal gland tumors •Thyroid problems- •Certain defects in blood vessels you're born with (congenital) •Certain medications, such as birth control pills, cold remedies, decongestants, over-the-counter pain relievers and some prescription drugs- •Illegal drugs, such as cocaine and amphetamines •Alcohol abuse or chronic alcohol use High blood pressure has many risk factors, including: 1. Age. The risk of high blood pressure increases as you age. Through early middle age, or about age 45, high blood pressure is more common in men. Women are more likely to develop high blood pressure after age 65. 2. Race. High blood pressure is particularly common among blacks, often developing at an earlier age than it does in whites. Serious complications, such as stroke, heart attack and kidney failure, also are more common in blacks. 3. Family history. High blood pressure tends to run in families.- 4. Being overweight or obese. The more you weigh the more blood 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 on your artery walls. 5. Not being physically active. People who are inactive tend to have higher heart rates. The higher your heart rate, the harder your heart must work with each contraction and the stronger the force on your arteries. Lack of physical activity also increases the risk of being overweight. 6. Using tobacco. Not only does smoking or chewing tobacco immediately raise your blood pressure temporarily, but the chemicals in tobacco can damage the lining of your artery walls. This can cause your arteries to narrow, increasing your blood pressure. Secondhand smoke also can increase your blood pressure. 7. Too much salt (sodium) in your diet. Too much sodium in your diet can cause your body to retain fluid, which increases blood pressure. 8. Too little potassium in your diet. Potassium helps balance the amount of sodium in your cells. If you don't get enough potassium in your diet or retain enough potassium, you may accumulate too much sodium in your blood. 9. Too little vitamin D in your diet. It's uncertain if having too little vitamin D in your diet can lead to high blood pressure. Vitamin D may affect an enzyme produced by your kidneys that affects your blood pressure. 10. Drinking too much alcohol. Over time, heavy drinking can damage your heart. Having more than two drinks a day for men and more than one drink a day for women may affect your blood pressure. If you drink alcohol, do so in moderation. For healthy adults, that means up to one drink a day for women of all ages and men older than age 65, and up to two drinks a day for men age 65 and younger. One drink equals 360 ML of beer, 100 ML of wine or 45 ML of 80-proof liquor.- 11. Stress. High levels of stress can lead to a temporary increase in blood pressure. If you try to relax by eating more, using tobacco or drinking alcohol, you may only increase problems with high blood pressure. 12. Certain chronic conditions. Certain chronic conditions also may increase your risk of high blood pressure, such as kidney disease, diabetes and sleep apnea. Sometimes pregnancy contributes to high blood pressure, as well. Although high blood pressure is most common in adults, children may be at risk, too. For some children, high blood pressure is caused by problems with the kidneys or heart. But for a growing number of kids, poor lifestyle habits, such as an unhealthy diet, obesity and lack of exercise, contribute to high blood pressure.- COMPLICATIONS The excessive pressure on your artery walls caused by high blood pressure can damage your blood vessels, as well as organs in your body. The higher your blood pressure and the longer it goes uncontrolled, the greater the damage. Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to: 1. Heart attack or stroke. High blood pressure can cause hardening and thickening of the arteries (atherosclerosis), which can lead to a heart attack, stroke or other complications. 2. Aneurysm. Increased blood pressure can cause your blood vessels to weaken and bulge, forming an aneurysm. If an aneurysm ruptures, it can be life-threatening. 3. Heart failure. To pump blood against the higher pressure in your vessels, your heart muscle thickens. Eventually, the thickened muscle may have a hard time pumping enough blood to meet your body's needs, which can lead to heart failure. 4. Weakened and narrowed blood vessels in your kidneys. This can prevent these organs from functioning normally. 5. Thickened, narrowed or torn blood vessels in the eyes. This can result in vision loss. 6. Metabolic syndrome. This syndrome is a cluster of disorders of your body's metabolism, including increased waist circumference; high triglycerides; low high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, the" good" cholesterol; high blood pressure; and high insulin levels. These conditions make you more likely to develop diabetes, heart disease and stroke. 7. Trouble with memory or understanding. Uncontrolled high blood pressure may also affect your ability to think, remember and learn. Trouble with memory or understanding concepts is more common in people with high blood pressure.

My cholesterol 240.3. What i should do?

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My cholesterol 240.3. What i should do?
Hello dear 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. 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, use flax oil, omega-3 fatty meal or cap., take .green veg., whole grain. garlic,. Take anti cholesterol medicines .

I have got a heart problem, my left ventricle of heart gets disfunctioning, superior venacava work properly bt inferior dismanage, please suggest me.

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I have got a heart problem, my left ventricle of heart gets disfunctioning, superior venacava work properly bt inferi...
Hi lybrate-user, pls monitor your bp regularly and ecg every 6 months start flax seeds 2tsf -0-2tsf with 1 glass of lukewarm water after food tb. Heartstrong 1 -0-1 after food which will provide strenghth to your heart muscle amd control your bp aleovera juice 30 ml + 250 ml of water early morning empty stomach thanks.

Hello Doctors, I couldn't concentrate on my work for last 15 days due to head pressure and fogginess. Slightly neck stiffness & tickling in upper arm. My physician suggested me Renal & lipid profile test. Later other doctor suggested me spinal x-ray, B12 and vitamin D test. The report details as below: Total Lipid profile Triglyceride 245 (<200 mg/dl GPO-PAP) VLDL 49 (5-35 mg/dl Calculated) Slightly high Renal Profile - Ok Vitamin B12 level (serum, CMIA) Observed value - 156 Unit pg/ml Biological Ref - 187-883 25 Hydroxy (OH) Vit D (serum, CMIA) Observed value - 9.30 ng/ml Biological Ref - deficiency < 10 Insufficiency - 10-30 Sufficiency 30-100 Cervical X-ray Slightly straight in top and bottom My Doctor suggested exercise and plus huge deficiency of vitamin b12 and D of the root cause. Prescribed: Vitcofol injection, D- Rise 60000 U, gemcal 500/0.25 mcgm. Please let me know your expert suggestion. How to overcomes Vitamin B12 & D deficiency. And diet chart. Any help would be highly appreciated. About me- 40 year male, Software Developer in IT sector, Mild psoriasis taking homeopathy medicine of Doctor Batra for last 2 years. Weight - 70 kg Height 5'10' Thank you.

MS Orthopaedics, DNB Orthopaedics, ASSI Fellowship in Spine Surgery, Spinal Deformity Fellowship (UK)
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Hello Doctors, I couldn't concentrate on my work for last 15 days due to head pressure and fogginess. Slightly neck s...
For Vitamin B12 increase intake of fruits, Salads & leafy vegetables in diet. If you are nonveg then you will also get max amt of B12 from it For Vit D increase exposure to sunlight between 11 to 3 pm increase intake of dairy products if you are nonveg increase intake of eggs & fish. If your neck discomfort & arm tingling continues plse see a Spine surgeon.

I am 56 years old male I am high b. P. Patient from last 15 yrs. Now I am suffering from osteoporosis and arthritis.

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Hi, you can take calcium with vit d, and under go treatment, in ayurveda v have treatment called matra basti for more details you can consult me.

I have pain in my chest sometimes I feel strong headache. please answer me.

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General Physician
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I have pain in my chest sometimes
I feel strong headache. please answer me.
Hello, CHEST PAIN in your case may be due to 1.acidity. 2. severe anxiety 3. muscular problem A. You can take Tablet Pantocid 40 mg one tablet before food for 3 days B. Local application of Volini gel 1% twice a day for 2-3 day you should go for BP check along with Base line ECG and review with report I am giving you some health tips to avoid acidity 1.Take small frequent meal kindly take 5-6 small meal in whole day 2.Take 6-8 glass of water in a day 4. Moderate physical activity regularly 5.avoid excessive tea, coffee 6. Do Not postpone Breakfast Consult Physician for further management

I have a problem in my liver I will tell you all about what after scan doctor write. RAMAN X-RAY CHEST PA VIEW Soft tissues and bony cage are normal Trachea is shifted to the right. Cardiac shadow is normal. Fibrocavitatary & nodular lesions are seen in the right you zone Right hilum is pulled up. Large cavities are also seen in right mid zone. Costophrenic angles are clear. Pulmonary tuberculosis.

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I have a problem in my liver I will tell you all about what after scan doctor write. RAMAN X-RAY CHEST PA VIEW Soft t...
Dear Lybrateuser, - The doctor has diagnosed as tuberculosis of the lungs - you should start treatment after consulting the doctor with the report - also have a well balanced, nutritious diet with more of fruits & vegetables - also do exercise like walking, jogging, yoga & deep breathing daily for 10-15 min in the morning.

I have consulted to a doctor in my city. He checked my lipid profile. Each and everything is normal but my triglyceride level is 284. What is the bad effect of high triglyceride and what should I do to control its level.

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I have consulted to a doctor in my city. He checked my lipid profile. Each and everything is normal but my triglyceri...
In near future it can be the cause for a stroke or a heart attack and I will suggest you to take tablet atorlipf once a day for a year after clinical examination.

Last month, 18th Jan 2015. One stent is transplant in my main arteries. Will it always appear in ECG chart. I am asking because there are many organization who are taking pre employment checkup.

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Your stent will not cause ecg changes. However the changes from an old heart attack or fibrosis will always be seen.
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