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Dr. Dhanapal

Cardiologist, Chennai

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Dr. Dhanapal is an experienced Cardiologist in Nandanam, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Dhanapal personally at Oxymed Hospital Pvt Ltd in Nandanam, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Dhanapal on Lybrate.com.

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I'm suffering from severe ctvs problem my heart is working just 20% my aorta has been expanding doctors refused to undergo operation what's my best treatment now ?

CCP, MBA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Karnal
I'm suffering from severe ctvs problem my heart is working just 20% my aorta has been expanding doctors refused to un...
It is very important that you undergo hridaya vasti immediately at a good panchakarma centre near u.
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I feel tired while going to work. I'm okay on a holiday. Nowadays I think I have heart palpitations. I'm overweight and I have slight anxiety. Never had panic attacks. But sometimes feel dizzy and feel i'm about to faint. Sometimes I feel like I have pain in my left chest. But its not deep inside. Maybe bad sleeping posture. Please help me.

MSC Human Development , Hypnotherapy , Special Educator , ms- counselling and physiotherapy, Applied psychology Hons
Psychologist, Faridabad
I feel tired while going to work. I'm okay on a holiday. Nowadays I think I have heart palpitations. I'm overweight a...
Its just a laziness growing inside your body try to go for a morning walk daily feel the beauty of nature and join any yoga center near from you. And whenever you feel anxiety try to breath deep and feel the inhale and exhale of of your breaths do it for 2-5 min. Only it will keep you calm and positive. If you want any further help you can contact us.
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She have a rear hole in their heart then what exercise she will do for remove a hole and give some remedies also.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
She have a rear hole in their heart then what exercise she will do for remove a hole and give some remedies also.
Dear Lybrateuser, - There are no specific exercises for closure of the hole, she should carry on doing her normal activity as long as she doesn't feel tired & weak - sometimes if the size is small the hole closes on its own & if the person becomes symptomatic then surgery is required - she should be investigated & checked by a cardiologist as constant monitoring is also required in future.
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High Cholesterol - 6 Ayurvedic Remedies That Can Help You Lower It!

Non-invasive Cardiology
Cardiologist, Thane
High Cholesterol - 6 Ayurvedic Remedies That Can Help You  Lower It!

Cholesterol is a type of fatty acid that is produced by the liver. The body uses cholesterol to perform various activities such as synthesizing of hormones, bile acid and vitamin D. Ayurveda views it as an important component of the body in terms of lubrication. The Ayurvedic approach of balancing cholesterol is not only to curb the cholesterol amount, but also to strictly control diet so that the secretion of cholesterol can be curtailed. Here are a few Ayurvedic hat-tips that can help to lower cholesterol and restore normal body function of the body:

  1. Medicago satina: They are better known as Alfalfa and is famous for their ability to deal with artery-related diseases. They are capable of clearing arteries that are congested with cholesterol. They can be consumed daily as a whole or by mixing them in juice.
  2. Arjuna: Arjuna is yet another powerful Ayurvedic herb that is mighty powerful in dealing with cardiac conditions such as heart blockages, heart attacks etc. The bark of the Arjuna tree can be taken and consumed in the form of powder. They have the capability to dissolve cholesterol and prevent heart blockages. This should be consumed earlier in the morning, before breakfast with lukewarm water.
  3. Coriander: Coriander is considered to be one of the best herbal diuretic agents. It can revitalize the kidneys and help them perform better in terms of excretion of waste. The kidney, therefore, can flush the excess cholesterol from the body. Coriander can be consumed along with food on a daily basis.
  4. Garlic: Garlic again has been known to mankind for centuries and is extremely beneficial for people suffering from high cholesterol. Two cloves of garlic on a daily basis can completely neutralize the effect of high cholesterol in the blood. Apart from freeing up arteries, garlic has multiple other health benefits.
  5. Guggulu: This herb is one of the popular herbs among ayurvedic practitioners for treating high blood pressure and high cholesterol in the blood. They contain guggulsterones, which is known to be an active blocker of bad cholesterol in the blood. Consumption of 25 mg of this substance can make a person totally free from high cholesterol. They can be taken after any meals.
  6. Holy basil or tulsi: Holy basil is another popular and traditional Indian hub that is extensively used by ayurvedic practitioners to treat high cholesterol in the bloodstream. They can eliminate excess cholesterol through the kidneys. It is used for preparing multiple medicines. It is a proven medicinal herb that is very efficient in dealing with excess cholesterol in the blood. They have the ability to disintegrate cholesterol from the body. 2-3 leaves of tulsi can be consumed on a daily basis. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an ayurveda.
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My thyroid is is 45 tsh according to the tests. And my Bp is also very high. Can you tell some exercise or medicine to decrease my thyroid and Bp levels.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
My thyroid is is 45 tsh according to the tests. And my Bp is also very high. Can you tell some exercise or medicine t...
You can take Nutrient-rich foods that improve your health may also benefit your thyroid gland, antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables more plenty of water: Blueberries, tomatoes, bell peppers, and other foods rich in antioxidants can improve overall health and benefit the thyroid gland. Eating foods high in B vitamins, like whole grains, may also help. Selenium: Tiny amounts of selenium are needed for enzymes that make thyroid hormones to work properly. Eating selenium-rich foods, such as sunflower seeds or Brazil nuts, can be beneficial. Tyrosine: This amino acid is used by the thyroid gland to produce T3 and T4. Taking a supplement may help, avoid oily foods,junk foods, go for walk. Tests every 3 to 6 months.
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Hi i am Male 49, having unstable angina, sugar feeling weakness always what is the reason and what is the remedy

MD, MCH, BHMS
Homeopath, Pune
The main symptom of angina is chest discomfort/pain, but this sensation can vary from person to person. Sometimes unstable angina causes sensations that feel as if you are having a heart attack. Angina symptoms include: squeezing or sharp chest pains pain that radiates to extremities and/or back nausea anxiety sweating shortness of breath dizziness unexplained fatigue.
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I underwent angioplasty and got a stent fixed for a 99% block about 20 days back. My diet chart strictly prohibits nuts. I am very fond of nuts. Can I eat nuts now and if so what kind of nuts are safe for me.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
I underwent angioplasty and got a stent fixed for a 99% block about 20 days back. My diet chart strictly prohibits nu...
You may eat them but in a very low quantity.. You may also starts homoeopathic medicine Crataegus Q 10 drops tds in water.. Thiocinaminum 1X tds..
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Im butchireddy im suffering with breathing problem. Sometimes it blocks my heart upto burp coming. It comes on night also totally it holds my breath. In that time im very hard to take breathe. So please fwd how to rectify thus.

DNB Cardiology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS
Cardiologist, Mumbai
Im butchireddy im suffering with breathing problem. Sometimes it blocks my heart upto burp coming. It comes on night ...
Hello lybrate-user, the symptoms you have described characteristically fits into gerd, which stands for gastroeaophageal reflux disease. Here the stomach acid when you lie flat or after heavy meals reflux back into the food pipe which may cause nausea, burping, breathlessness, feeling of acidic taste in the throat. This deserves a detailed discussion with your doctor. However some important measured you can take is. 1) avoid spicy, oily preserved food. No chocolates, aerated drinks, tea, coffee 2) avoid heavy meals and sleeping immediately after meals at least for one and half hours 3) raise head end of your bed by a already 10-12 inch s. Try using two pillows to sleep 4) take a medicine like sompraz d 40 mg 15 mins before breakfast for 2 weeks at least. Let me know how you feel in 2- 3 days after starting medication and we may evaluate it furthur as I believe that the cause of your breathing issue is because of the stomach.
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I had got done angioplasty in 2006. L am rgularly taking prescribed medicines. I get my lipid profile ; lft; sugar test; thiroid test etc. Done regularly and all the parameters are o. K. Off late now I am feeling exhausted frequently. What precautions/medicines I should take?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), M.D in Ayurveda, Ph.D
Ayurveda, Hyderabad
Hi Simply take some b- complex - caps or take any ayurvedic medicine. If you consult privately I will give the ayurvedic medicine. Ok.
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Hi, i have breathing problem most of the time my nose will be block and specially in the night time every day. Kindly suggest me how to come out from this problem ?

BHMS, MD - Alternate Medicine
Homeopath, Nagpur
How old this problem is? this might be due to nasal polyp. but no need to worry. homoeopathy has solution for it. but send your details. [Automatically added by Lybrate] Click "Consult Dr. Rashmi Shukla" below to consult privately with the doctor.
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I suffer high blood pressure problem, I'm taking medicine twice in a day but my head is paining too much why?

MBBS, MD - Medicine, DM - Cardiology, Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology
Cardiologist, Delhi
I suffer high blood pressure problem, I'm taking medicine twice in a day but my head is paining too much why?
Could be if your blood pressure is high, sometimes Bp medication can also cause headache or it could be due to some other reason Meet your physician to get proper evaluation.
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What are the main reasons for the weight loss and head heart attack in people between the age group of 20 to 40 please rpl.

PGDD, RD, Bachelor of Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
What are the main reasons for the weight loss and head heart attack in people between the age group of 20 to 40 pleas...
Hye. Wrong eating habits, stressful lifestyle, overworking and not eating the right foods at the right time, excess junk food intake and lack of physical activity are now a days the most common reasons for early onset of lifestyle disorders.
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I am 50 years old male fitted with a stunt three years ago and on medication till now can I stop taking medicines as now I am feeling alright I am taking clopitab A75 and nebi 5 in the morning and Astin 80 in the night all one tablet each a day.

MBBS, Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine , Diplomate, American Board of Cardiology , Diplomate, American Board of Interventional Cardiology , Diplomate, American Board of Endovascular Intervention
Cardiologist, Delhi
I am 50 years old male fitted with a stunt three years ago and on medication till now can I stop taking medicines as ...
HI . Sorry to hear about your problem. It is good that you are feeling well after the stent. Please do not stop any medications till you speak to your cardiologist. You may be able to come off some of the medicines but you will have to be on others for life. These medications will be continued to prevent your risk of developing new blockages.
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My daughter age 8 months old with congenital heart defect, recently echocardiogram report says ostium secundum atrial septal defect sizes of 0.8mm diameter, left to right shunt. No feeding problem. Is it necessary for open heart surgery to close the hole now at these age?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Ranchi
Hello thanks for the query first of all I would like to know the exact size of atrial septal defect (asd. I think it should be 0.8 cm not 0.8 mm (as 0.8 mm asd will not cause any significant problem). The management depends on the following parameters 1) growth of the baby, 2) how frequent she is getting symptomatic 3) how severe are the symptoms 4) what is the exact hemodynamic finding in the echo (including pulmonary pressure) 8 mm asd considered to be large and chances of spontaneous closure is less. The weight and height you have mentioned is appropriate for age. Also I would like to know the margin of the defects. As on the basis of rims of the defect we can decide whether device closure can be done to avoid the open heart surgery. I request you to give detail history and to attach the echo report so that I better able to help you out. Regards.
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I have had 2 bypass operations 1993 and 2004. As I was margin diabetes Dr. advised me take precautions and medication. I take Hb1AC test once in 3 months and reading is 5.8 or below. Is it necessary to take fasting and post prandial readings. I do not take them.

M.B.B.S. , PG Diploma In Clinical Cardiology
Cardiologist, Delhi
I have had 2 bypass operations 1993 and 2004. As I was margin diabetes Dr. advised me take precautions and medication...
Yes fasting and post prandial blod sugar levels are important as HBA1C SHOWS ONLY LONG TERM COntrol of blood sugar ,your doses of medicines will be increased or decreased depending on fasting and pp blood sugar levels target fasting post by pass is less then 100 and target pp post by pass is less then 200, fasting plays a more important role and needs to be controlled.
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16.8.2004 - B P - 160 / 100 ; 22.11.2004 - 160/100 put on Covance 50 mg; since 1.6.2005 on wards for the last 10 years taking Telsartan activ 40mg ,the BP is consistently 120/ 80. How long should I continue with the medication, as the BP is normal for the last decade can't I stop the medication, does it have any side effect. Also advised Rozat 5mg for Choloesterol. kindly Advice.

MD - Consultant Physician, MBBS
Cardiologist, Ludhiana
All medicines have potential of side effects including herbal, ayurvedic and homeopathic. Usually the medicines are required life long. You can try tapering off the medicines very slowly under doctors guidance.
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I am 31 male. I have lower back discomfort sometimes. Got MRI Spine, it shows very slight lumbar root nerve compression. Now mostly at night while trying to sleep, I get pulsing, twitching from knee till thighs and sometimes till chest which cause suffocation. That pulsing/twitching lasts for 5 mins or so and then vanishes.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am 31 male. I have lower back discomfort sometimes. Got MRI Spine, it shows very slight lumbar root nerve compressi...
Postural correction- sit tall, walk tall. Extension exercises x 15 times x twice daily. Apply hot fomentation twice daily. Avoid bending in front.
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I'm not able to sleep at night. I do not feel like sleeping in night. My right hand pains alot. My chest pains alot. Is it because of lack of iron or something?

MSPT (Master of Physical Therapy)
Physiotherapist,
I'm not able to sleep at night. I do not feel like sleeping in night. My right hand pains alot. My chest pains alot. ...
Your weight itself shows you are anaemic. Go for healthy weight gain. 45 to 50 kg will be appropriate. Have regulated timely food - don't skip any session. Have protein rich, calcium rich, iron rich foods. Wish you a healthy life.
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Brain Stroke: 8 Lifestyle Changes For Its Prevention!

FRCS (Ed) Neurosugery, M.Ch - Neuro Surgery
Neurosurgeon, Indore
Brain Stroke: 8 Lifestyle Changes For Its Prevention!

As the famous quote says, 'prevention is better than cure', let us take you through some preventive measures to keep you and your loved ones away from the dreadful brain stroke. Brain stroke occurs due to an interruption in the regular blood flow to the brain or bursting of a blood vessel or due to the bursting of blocked artery, which reduces the supply of oxygen and nutrients, leading the brain cells to die.

Top 8 things that will reduce the likelihood of having a brain stroke:

  1. Eat well: Having good eating habits are not just good for a healthy outlook of the body, but also benefits the body in many other ways. Eating a plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, fibre rich diet, reducing salt and fat content can prevent stroke.
  2. Stay Active: Regular exercising not just makes you feel and look good, but also reduces the odds of developing a brain stroke. Exercising regularly or keeping the physical activities regularly will keep you away from suffering a stroke. Pick any physical activity, but do work out to stay away from the brain stroke.
  3. Say no to Smoking and drugs: Yes! The more you smoke, the more are the chances of you of suffering the deadly brain stroke.
  4. Control your blood pressure: Normal range varies with age of patient. Regular check-up of blood pressure is advisable to control the chances of suffering a stroke as high blood pressure can result into damage of arteries, which causes brain stroke.
  5. Drink in limits: Limit the amount of alcohol you consume, as alcohol increases the blood pressure, which is one of the main reasons behind the stroke. The high amount of alcohol can increase the blood pressure to a higher level very quickly. Consulting a doctor is the best option in case you are not able to control your alcohol intake.
  6. Cholesterol: People suffering from high cholesterol are at higher risk of strokes as the cholesterol can travel to the arteries in the body making the arteries narrow and the body more prone to suffer a stroke. Choosing healthy lifestyle helps in reducing the cholesterol level.
  7. Diabetes: High level of diabetes is one of the most prominent reasons behind stroke. One should get his diabetes level checked and keep it under control since the arteries might get blocked because of fatty deposits because of higher sugar levels.
  8. Depression/Stress: Any kind of depression or stress, generally leads to avoidance of all or some of the points discussed above and hence becomes a reason for an unhealthy body, which is more prone to strokes. Consultation with a doctor and/or psychiatrist is advisable in case a person if suffering from depression.

Improving your health and taking charge of your life should be the top most priority and should never be ignored. Regular health checkups can pick these diseases early and are encouraged. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Neurosurgeon.

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Three days before suddenly I got pain in middle of the chest. I went to hospital and they took ECG that cardiac doctor check my ECG and my breath, after he told it's not like related to chest. Want to consult gastrology. Then I seen gastro doctor, I tell the symptoms, he took blood test. In that result I have ulcer. Then he gave some medicine and I am taking for three days. Still pain is there but bot like before. But still middle of the chest and middle if the stomach and chest paining. Kindly give a advice.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Three days before suddenly I got pain in middle of the chest. I went to hospital and they took ECG that cardiac docto...
Dear lybtateuser, - You have to continue taking the medicines as it takes time for the pain to subside, consult your doctor in this regard - also avoid spicy, fried, sour & junk food - have 8-10 glasses of water for proper digestion - also do regular exercise like walking, jogging, yoga, deep breathing which will help lessen the pain.
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