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Dr. Barath Kumar

Cardiologist, Chennai

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
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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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Dear sir My mother aged 50 yes, experience sudden chest pain on left side since 3-4 years.It last for 40-60 min combined with breathing problem.Since a month her body is swelled and feeling difficulties and pain in movement of left hand and left leg.ECG reports n blood reports are normal.Dr has advised just to reduce weight.Can u please advice on diagnosis? Thanks

M.B;B.S, P.G.(FAMILY MEDICINE), D.O.H.
General Physician, Hyderabad
You have not mentioned her wt.Chest pain can be due to obesity she should reduce weight gradually.Avoid fatty & junk food+brisk morning walk for45 mts for 6days a week
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Hi. I am a smoker of cigarettes and it pains in my body. What should you advice to me?

MBBS, M.S, M. Ch, F.I.A.C.S
Cardiologist, Chennai
Hi. I am a smoker of cigarettes and it pains in my body. What should you advice to me?
Stop smoking now. Join yoga classes. Or just exercises. Take nutritious food. Plenty of fruits and vegetables.
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My wife 34 is having a heart beat very slow and rapidly very high within a minute. She is having short breatheness, very tired and sometimes drowsiness. She I also has horse shoe kidney please suggest me what to do in emergency as its difficult to find a doctor outhere that we are coming in a hill station for our professional research.

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Too much cholesterol in the blood can lead to cardiovascular disease. What you eat has a direct impact on your cholesterol level. In fact, a diet rich in fiber and other cholesterol-lowering foods may help lower cholesterol as much as statin medication for some people. Working with a registered dietitian and doctor is the key to develop and maintain a successful health program to manage it. I will inform you on how to make diet, lifestyle changes, make you understand instructions for taking medication because it won't work if you don't take it as directed. Consult privately for a holistic dietary therapy to solve your problems.
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My mom is 52 years old, having problem of thyroid, recently she went to lab for various test, found that TSH- 8.6,lipid profile-cholesterol -278.

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
My mom is 52 years old, having problem of thyroid, recently she went to lab for various test, found that TSH- 8.6,lip...
Hello- raised tsh (thyroid gland stimulating hormone) level suggests that the body is deficient of thyroid hormones (t3 & t4) at present and the gland is working more and more to compensate this deficiency. This will lead to thyroid disease if not treated properly. >associated raised in cholesterol suggests of slow metabolism. >ayurveda take on both these condition is that your mother is having deficiency of blood (improper quality rather quantity) and not taking diet in order to neutralize this effect. >follow these tips and treatment- 1) start lohasava 2 tsp twice daily with arogyawardhini vati 1 tab twice. Use (chew) shivagutika 1 tab twice & mahayograj guggulu 1 tab twice. 2) avoid sleeping in day time. 3) practice pawanmuktasana and kapalbhati pranayam in the morning. 4) avoid spicy and non-veg diet along with these changes.
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Hloo doctor, I am planning to take 10-15 eggs a day during my bodybuilding workout days. I heard that" one should not take egg yolks" because it has high cholesterol. I am very confused. Plss tell me that can I take egg yolks.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Hloo doctor, I am planning to take 10-15 eggs a day during my bodybuilding workout days. I heard that" one should not...
It's not that you are not supposed to eat egg yolk. It has got good nutrients in it. The amount of yolk you consume per day matters becoz its a concentrated source of energy. Any extra calories is stored as fat in the body. So,if you are eating 2 to 3 whole eggs without any additional processed foods or meat, then this might not cause you any harm.
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Mujhe ek ajeeb tarah ka dabaaw hota hai seene me jab mai jald baji me hota hun fir approx 30 minute tak bana rehta hai.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Mujhe ek ajeeb tarah ka dabaaw hota hai seene me jab mai jald baji me hota hun fir approx 30 minute tak bana rehta hai.
it could be due to stress/ anxiety/ tension/ hurry. avoid stress and anxiety. Don't do things in a hurry. Try to be relaxed/calm and composed. If symptoms persist, take an ECG after consulting doctor to rule out heart disease
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Homeopathy for Hypertension

BHMS
Homeopath, Gurgaon
Homeopathy for Hypertension

Blood pressure is the force exerted by the blood on the walls of the arteries. Systolic BP (commonly referred to as the upper BP) is caused to the force of contraction of the heart. The diastolic BP (commonly referred to as the lower BP) is the one when heart is in the relaxed phase after contraction. 

The condition is known as a “silent killer” because it usually doesn’t cause symptoms until it has done significant damage to the heart. Since most people have no visible symptoms, they are unaware that they have high blood pressure.

Symptoms of High Blood Pressure or Hypertension

People experience varied symptoms when they have a high BP. The most common being headaches or a fuzzy feeling in head, lethargy, lack of concentration, disturbed sleep etc. But a lot of patients are totally asymptomatic and high BP is diagnosed on a routine check up.

There are lots of myths associated with blood pressure or hypertension. A common misperception is that when blood pressure rises one gets headache or starts getting irritable or angry. This is not the truth. The truth is that high blood pressure is unlikely to have any symptoms. That is precisely why most of the time hypertension is detected as a matter of routine check up or while investigating for other symptoms. It is therefore known as a silent killer. It is mostly during a routine check up that one gets diagnosed as having hypertension or high blood pressure. If blood pressure rises over a period of time, the body keeps on adjusting to it and does not feel any symptom. Therefore one should not think that if one does not have any symptom, blood pressure is normal. Get it checked. That is the only reliable way to know if you have high blood pressure or not.

Cause of High Blood Pressure or High BP or Hypertension

Modern day lifestyle is one of the biggest reasons for high BP or hypertension. The modern lifestyle is sedentary in nature. There is little physical exercise in our daily life. We have forgotten how to walk or cycle. At the same time, our food is rich and full of fat and spicy things. Little physical activity and excessive intake of fatty food leads to obesity or weight gain. This excess weight in itself becomes a cause of high blood pressure. To add to that, mental stress is dominant. We are caught in a rat race where it is important to do better than our neighbour. In the bargain we are losing out on our health.

The risks of high blood pressure

When left untreated, high blood pressure can lead to serious health complications, including stroke, heart attack, and kidney damage. Regular visits to your doctor can help you monitor and control your blood pressure. A blood pressure reading of 140/90 mmHg or above is considered high. Your treatment plan might include medication, lifestyle changes, or a combination of therapies.

Homeopathy, a branch of alternative medicine based on the Law of Similars, is one of the most effective hypertension treatments. Homeopathic theory views disease as a dynamic disturbance that affects the whole, as opposed to a specific part of the body. Homeopathy believes in holistic, totality, and individualized approaches. A holistic approach means that every manifested symptom in a body relates to a mental or emotional state. In a totality approach, homeopathy does not aim to treat a specific organ, but the body in its entirety. Many factors affect an individual’s life, including the environment and inherited diseases. Consequently, every individual experiences and manifests the same disease differently, and must be treated individually as a result.  

  1. Lachesis- Homeopathic medicine lachesis is perhaps one of the most leading homeopathic remedies in controlling high levels of blood pressure. Lachesis may be given when there is marked restlessness physically as well as mentally.

  2. Allium Sativa- The homeopathic medicine allium sativa is another remedy which may be thought of in cases of high blood pressure. Allium sativa may be given in cases where there is a history of high cholesterol levels. This homeopathic medicine may suit fat and fleshy individuals who prefer non veg diet. Symptoms of high blood pressure may include dullness and heaviness in the head.

  3. Natrum Mur- The homeopathic medicine natrum mur is one of the most indicated remedies in cases of high blood pressure which occur due to a prolonged intake of high levels of salty things. Due to this, there may be swelling of the feet in the mornings. Natrum mur may be given in cases where there is an unusual fatigue specially in the mornings. Though there is a restriction for excess salt intake, it is seen that there is an unusual craving for salty things like pickles, papads etc.

  4. Belladonna- Belladonna treats high blood pressure associated with hemorrhaging. The person has a flushed face, dilated pupils, and an accelerated pulse rate. There is violent throbbing of the temporal arteries.

  5. Glonoinum- Glonoinum treats high blood pressure. A sudden rush of blood goes to the head when out in the sun. 

  6. Baryta muriatica: Ischemia´s conditions, elders with arterial hypertension and vascular degeneration. Atherosclerosis, Alzheimer's, if the patient is for Bar-muriatic.

This is by no means an exhaustive list covering all types of cases of high blood pressure. In chronic cases, one has to look at various things before prescribing a medicine. Such details are beyond the scope of this article. In many cases, other medicines are also required depending upon the symptoms of the patient. It is best that such medicines be taken under the supervision of an expert homeopath. Also, the effect of the medicines may vary from patient to patient, depending upon the severity and the chronicity of the condition. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an ayurveda.

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I have red eyes over 5 days and blood pressure low, I am diabetes patient so you have solutions for me.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I have red eyes over 5 days and blood pressure low, I am diabetes patient so you have solutions for me.
red eyes may be due to flu. clean eyes with cold water or can use eye drop- genty- 1 to 2 drop twice in to both eyes. drink warm water, juice,green veg. Soups,lquid diets, dalia, take protein diets, tulsi leaf in tea or warm water, geloy juice, avoid cold area,cold things .i.e. ice creams, fast/junk foods, chinese foods,spicy foods, fat meal, take bed rest , feel cold then cover body with warm cloths, avoid dust area, clean body, change cloths daily, change bed sheet daily, avoid stress.avoid non-veg.,avoid alcohol intake if smokes avoid also that. Cold sponging if get high fever. You can take tab. Tamiflu from govt. Hospitals.
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I am 34 and diabetic and hypertension for 1 year and medicated with GLYCIPHAGE SR 500 nd NEBICARD 5 as medicines. I am having a erection problem and cannot satisfy my wife. Any homoeopathic solution with no side effects?

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
I am 34 and diabetic and hypertension for 1 year and medicated with GLYCIPHAGE SR 500 nd NEBICARD 5 as medicines. I a...
Erectile dysfunction is common with diabetic people. Start doing Kegel Exercises for sexual stamina.
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What is left bundle branch blockage, my physician has said I have lbbb. Please advise.

Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology, DNB Cardiology, DNB (General Medicine), MBBS
Cardiologist, Mumbai
What is left bundle branch blockage, my physician has said I have lbbb. Please advise.
The heart has electrical supply and blood supply. If there is narrowing in the arteries, blood supply is effected and there will be blocks. Similarly, if there is a problem in the electrocal system of the heart on left side you will develop lbbb. Please do 2d echo and consult a cardiologist.
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My mom age 45 years old. Frequently complains that she feels as if something is pinching in her legs. She is heart patient. Thank you.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My mom age 45 years old. Frequently complains that she feels as if something is pinching in her legs. She is heart pa...
Dear Lybrateuser, -Get her blood sugar done & also Doppler test for any problem in blood vessels of the limbs -she should do regular exercises like walking for 30 min a day if it is not painful, avoid sitting for too long in one place, mobility will help in better circulation in the legs -consult a doctor for proper medication.
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I am 34 and my cholesterol is on higher side. Triglycerides is 300 and my liver report is also not good kindly advice.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 34  and my cholesterol is on higher side. Triglycerides is 300 and my liver report is also not good kindly advice.
for reducing your T.G. level by taking tab. atorvas 10 mg and tab. ecosprin 75 mg at night for 30 days.. take low fat.low salty food, avoid bad habits alcohol intake,smoking, non - veg., take whole grain ,green veg., plenty of water, 1 glassa of water at night before bed. change in your life style.
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I have 21 years old. I have some problems for regarding heartbeats. Heartbeat skips for 3 / 4 beats and feel some sort of suffocation at that time. It's usually.

MD - Consultant Physician
Cardiologist, Kolkata
Is it associated with congenital heart disease or chest infection or anxiety stress. Needs examination of ecg & treatment if needed.
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Im taking olmesar h for high blood pressure I came know that im 3 week pregnant so shall I continue with this or change my medicine.

PG Diploma In Clinical Cosmetology (PGDCC), MBBS
Cardiologist, Mumbai
Im taking olmesar h for high blood pressure I came know that im 3 week pregnant so shall I continue with this or chan...
Hello. You have to discontinue this medicine. Change it to another drug suitable during pregnancy. One of them is beta blockers. Do consult your gyneacologist. Thanks!
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Hi. I am 24 years female. I sometimes have palpitations. Homeopathy doctor prescribed me to have 2 times every day crataegus q 30 drops mix with 1/3rd cup of warm water. Is it safe to have this medicine.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Cardiology, Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS - Physician )
Cardiologist, Delhi
Hi. I am 24 years female. I sometimes have palpitations. Homeopathy doctor prescribed me to have 2 times every day cr...
Please get an ECG done. And consult a cardiologist. Please avoid taking any Ayurvedic preparation for the palpitation. If they are something abnormal we have better and side-effect ways of treating them.
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My mother has a high cholesterol levels is there any medicine made of fish oil to reduce it?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
My mother has a high cholesterol levels is there any medicine made of fish oil to reduce it?
FICH OIL OMEGA-3 capsules are avaliable in market under variouss brand names.Omega-3 helps in reducing blood cholestrol level.
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Chest Pain: Is It A Symptom Of Heart Attack Or Something Else?

MBBS, MD , DM Cardiology
Cardiologist, Bhopal
Chest Pain: Is It A Symptom Of Heart Attack Or Something Else?

The term 'chest pain’ is a very common term and is usually used in day to day life. Basically, chest pain refers to the pain that may generate in your chest, shoulder and can travel to your ribs, jaws and towards your arms. The feeling of the pain can be sharp or dull, depending on the severity of your condition and cause.

There can be several reasons behind chest pain. You need to conduct a few tests to examine the real cause of the chest pain. It is always advised by health experts to take the symptoms of chest pain very seriously in order to avoid any serious problem in the future. Most of the severe and life-threatening diseases behind chest pain involve lung and heart problems. People having serious heart problems often feel discomfort, followed by pain in their chest area.

Symptoms
Chest pain which is related to any heart disease such as heart attack usually has symptoms like:

  1. Feeling of fullness and tightness in the chest region
  2. Vomiting
  3. Nausea
  4. Burning or crushing pain, which travels from the chest to jaw, hands and back region.
  5. Weakness
  6. Breathing problem

Usually, it is very tough to distinguish whether the pain is associated with a heart problem or not. But generally chest pains which are not related to heart problems involves symptoms like

  1. Sensation in your mouth
  2. Problem in swallowing food
  3. Pain that worsens when you cough
  4. Burning sensation in your chest

Common causes of chest pain

  1. Angina: Angina is a medical condition described as a feeling of discomfort or pain in the chest region. This situation occurs when your heart muscles don't receive blood, which contains rich oxygen. Angina is a symptom of Coronary Heart Disease (CHD). The pain can take place in your shoulder, jaw, neck and arms also.
  2. Lung problems: People with lung disorders can encounter various types of chest pains. But some common causes are:
    • Pleurisy: It is a type of medical condition, which occurs due to inflammation of the lining of chest and lungs. Due to this, you feel a sharp pain at the time of breathing, coughing or sneezing.
    • Pneumonia: It is a type of lung infection, which causes chest pain.
    • Pneumothorax: It is a type of lung disorder, which occurs when a portion of your chest gets collapsed.
    • Asthma: It is a type of condition, which occurs due to shortness of breath and causes chest pain while coughing, sneezing and breathing.
  3. Gastrointestinal problem: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is also a common reason for chest pain such as burning sensation in your heart.
  4. Other causes of chest pain: There are several other reasons of chest pain such as muscle strain, ribs injury, shingles, anxiety and panic attacks. It is always important to visit a physician whenever you encounter any of such chest pain symptoms. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Cardiologist.
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How to cure BP without medicine tell me what I must do and how much I must do that in a day.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
How to cure BP without medicine tell me what I must do and how much I must do that in a day.
A proper well balanced diet and daily physical activity is important. Normal blood pressure ranges from systolic 100-130mmhg and diastolic 70-90 mmhg. If the BP is more than that then you need to visit a doctor. Avoid fried food, soft drinks, junk food, excessive sweets and coffe etc. Try to have atleast fresh fruits and vegetables salad 3-4 times a day. Extra salt in any form should be avoided. 30 minutes walk after dinner is good. Cycling, swimming or running 3 times a week is advised.
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I want know diet chart for cholesterol my tg is 244 and ldl is 138, is there any Ayurvedic better medicine for lowering the cholesterol and for how long it should be taken.

PGDD, RD, Bachelor of Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I want know diet chart for cholesterol my tg is 244 and ldl is 138, is there any Ayurvedic better medicine for loweri...
Hye. In order to lose unwanted fats and cholesterol you must eat sensibly and exercise to burn off calories. Eat as per the body's needs. Food that is not used to fuel the body is stored as fat. A major component of losing fats is to make smarter food choices. Here's how: limit non-nutritious foods, such as: sugar, honey, syrups and candy, pastries, donuts, pies, cakes and cookies, soft drinks, sweetened juices and alcoholic beverages cut down on high-fat foods by: choosing poultry, fish or lean red meat. Choosing low-fat cooking methods, such as baking, broiling, steaming, grilling and boiling. Avoiding high-fat snacks like chips and chocolate. Avoiding fried foods. Using less margarine and mayonnaise. Avoiding high-fat gravies, cream sauces and cream-based dishes. Eat a variety of foods, including: fruit and vegetables, whole grains, breads, cereal, rice and pasta, dairy products, such as low-fat or non-fat milk or yogurt, low-fat cottage cheese and low-fat cheese, protein-rich foods like chicken, fish, dals and legumes, or beans should be included in your diet. Change your eating habits: eat three balanced meals a day to help control your hunger. Watch portion sizes and eat small servings of a variety of foods. Choose low-calorie snacks. Eat only when you are hungry and stop when you are satisfied. Eat slowly and try not to perform other tasks while eating. Find other activities to distract you from food, such as walking, taking up a hobby or being involved in the community. Include regular exercise in your daily routine. Take a teaspoon of methi seeds soaked overnight or 8 hours once on waking up and one teaspoon at bedtime. You can also take a glass of water with ginger juice about a teaspoon, cinnamon powder about a 1/4th teaspoon and a teaspoon of lime juice. Take this after lunch and dinner.
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