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Dr. Fakathif

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Dr. Fakathif is an experienced Cardiologist in Medavakkam, Chennai. You can consult Dr. Fakathif at Karthik Hospital in Medavakkam, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Fakathif on Lybrate.com.

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I am having right side chest pain but it comes and goes, how to find whether its because of gas or some other reason?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am having right side chest pain but it comes and goes, how to find whether its because of gas or some other reason?
1.For your age pain chest could be due to anxiety, stress, depression, Physical and mental strain, hyper acidity, muscular problem 2. Avoid stress and strain 3.Do regular exercise, reduce your weight if over weight. 4.Control your diet. Avoid oily/spicy/fried and junk food, high calorie and cholesterol rich diet. Take small frequent meals (5-6 meals/day instead of three heavy meals. If you have hyper acidity take one tablet of pan 40 in the morning before breakfast daily for few days 5.Do Yoga, Meditation, deep breathing exercise like pranayama etc. It will calm your mind, control your emotion and relieve stress. 6.Have sound sleep for 7-8 hours daily. 7.Avoid smoking, alcohol, excess tea/coffee, if you are having 8. Drink plenty of water and take rest 9. Takecrocin Advance one tablet sos after food up to a maximum of three tablets per day at the time of chest pain 10. If you have recurrent attack of chest pain check your BP, take ECG, X ray chest and consult physician for advice and.
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I have bp. Most of the time when I check its high&i take medicine too. I need to check it at home. please suggest a good bp checking device.

BHMS
Homeopath, Bangalore
I have bp. Most of the time when I check its high&i take medicine too. I need to check it at home. please suggest a g...
Homoeopathic tincture Rauwolfia 5 drops in a cup of water morning n night daily without missing take it n revert back,,it will take time to act as well so please DON'T stop if u r taking any allopathic medicine,sudden termination is not recommended it should be tapperd slowly nly..
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My 20 days baby had large perimberence vsd, doctors done 2d echo and advised to do surgery after 3 months and they have given furoped drops daily. 3ml dose for 6 weeks, actually I have heard about this medicine usage and side effects, I am confused about this medicine please suggest me is these medicine useful to prevent vsd.

Pediatrician, Pune
it is used to prevent overloading the workload on heart , not related to closure of vsd , will help in better functioning of heart depending on the echo report , till the time definitive surgery is done
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My mother age 60 years is not feeling to have food of any kind, although she tells she feels hungry. Very poor oral intake. Done endoscopy, report is normal. Some times she is having gas problems , for which she is taking medicines. Because of not having food she is getting weak day by day. She iscalso taking medicines for hypertension and cholesterol. Doctor here has recommended injection for strength weekly twice. But still condition is not improving. Kindly advise. Thanks.

Diploma in Public Health, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Greater Noida
My mother age 60 years is not feeling to have food of any kind, although she tells she feels hungry. Very poor oral i...
You can start with syp. Liv 52 ds one teaspoon two times. Syp. Himcocid one teaspoon two three times or the time of gas formation please do liver function test and revert back with findings.
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I am suffering from dry cough last 2 weeks and then my heart pain so you suggest me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
I am suffering from dry cough last 2 weeks and then my heart pain so you suggest me.
I advise you the followings for your condition: Drink plenty of warm fluids. Drinking warm fluids helps to loosen the secretions in your sinuses so that your mucus flows more freely, making you feel better faster. Studies show that drinking warm fluids relieves cold symptoms such as runny nose, cough, sneezing, sore throat, and fatigue.
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Ian having upper right back pain and right chest pain while breathing. Please help.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Ian having upper right back pain and right chest pain while breathing. Please help.
Dear Lybrateuser, give rest to the part, do not bend, lift weight or exercise till pain subsides - do hot fomentation of the area twice a day - apply pain relief gel lightly three times a day on affected area - take a pain relief tablet after meals.
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My mother has undergone Stent insertion procedure 1 year back and now she is experiencing persistent palpitations/chest pain. Is it normal?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My mother has undergone Stent insertion procedure 1 year back and now she is experiencing persistent palpitations/che...
Palpitation can be due to electrical disturbances in heart and not normal and need check up . Pain can be due to another block
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I am 21 years old I have a mild pain on left side of chest and middle part which make me discomfort. This pain lies for certain minutes only. Some time the mild left hand ache also occurs.

International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath,
I am 21 years old I have a mild pain on left side of chest and middle part which make me discomfort. This pain lies f...
Hi Its not good sign also it may be due to acidity For acidity you can take below course tak lyco 30 2tims a dayforwk carbo veg 30 once dy for 5 days nux vom 12c 4tims d for wk ars alb 12c as abov sulph mother tincture inform me progress.
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I am having high sgot and sgpt with higher cholesterol levels and tryglclycrides of 245 at age 34. High rbc 5.62.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Cardiology
Cardiologist, Jaipur
I am having high sgot and sgpt with higher cholesterol levels and tryglclycrides of 245 at age 34. High rbc 5.62.
If your SGOT & SGPT are more than 2 times of normal, it suggests liver disease. You should avoid taking alcohol and start loosing some weight.
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My sgpt &sgot counts are high hdl cholestrol is high what medicines or food shall have to eat.

MD - Medicine, MBBS
Cardiologist, Panchkula
High hdl is good for heart. Raised sgot and sgpt may be due to some effect on the liver like many medicine, some viral infections, fatty liver and many similar problems. So for treatment exact reason has to be identified.
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I am gastritis and sugar patient and also left hand back pain heart pain. Last day angiography done nothing comes no blockage. But acid in stomach still today and also gas and heartburn. Please give answers gastroenterologist. Now further what to do if endoscopy ?or? 2 times endoscopy done nothing comes on.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I am gastritis and sugar patient and also left hand back pain heart pain. Last day angiography done nothing comes no ...
Good to know about no blockages in heart vessels and normal endoscopy reports at age 42. Your blood sugar reports & BP should be in control too, so I presume. Our eating habits are faulty-accept it. Acid is produced within stomach to make food softer to digest and process is going on @ 24 hours whether we eat or fast-both are bad if done in excess. Drink either of these every 2 hours so that acid does not remain collected in stomach. It gets moving the healthy way without hurting the inner layer of stomach causing acidity and ulcers. 1) green tea or normal tea with ginger and saunf. 2) clear soups of any kind. 3) just plain warm water and avoid chilled cold drinks. 4) drink warm water with a bit of honey + lemon (cut down 20 calories elsewhere. 5) do eat normal food regularly but avoid excess of oils and spices ,which you must be taking care because of DM & prevention of heart disease. 5) it is not necessary to eat every vegetable/fruit. Avoid good foods but causing distention. 6) avoid non veg heavy foods if you eat. You can have boiled /scrambled eggs 7) stop Pantocid ,it has long term bad effects like kidney failure. Take saunf, heeng, jeera,ajwain, ginger and garlic and other kitchen masalas which soften the food. 8) digene type of antacids are safer as they are just chalk! 9) diluted toned milk/ chhachh are natural ant acids. 10) take these which work like cotton to absorb acid in stomach but do consider calories. These foods are healthy and nourishing too e g bananas, boiled potatoes but not fried, khichri or boiled rice and moong daal with curd, daal-roti-dahi, soft raw vegetables and fruits like guava, carrots ,radishes, salad leafy vegeies. Oats and other breakfast cereals. No juices but only fruits with lots of fiber. You can take enzyme syrups like unizyme/ aristozyme for better digestion. Good luck and do write back after a week.
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My father is 78 yrs. Old. Yesterday he was facing problem in the heart i.e. Pulling effect in the heart.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My father is 78 yrs. Old. Yesterday he was facing problem in the heart i.e. Pulling effect in the heart.
Dear Lybrateuser, -Your father should not strain, do regular exercise like walking for 10-20 min, do yoga & deep breathing for keeping mind & body fit -get his bp checked up also blood sugar, cholesterol, ecg, x-ray chest to rule out any other problem if not done earlier -should have a well balanced diet, sleep well & keep himself busy in some activity during the day -consult a doctor if symptoms do not improve & appear repeatedly.
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What Causes High Cholesterol? 6 Factors That Put You at Risk

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
Endocrinologist, Delhi
What Causes High Cholesterol? 6 Factors That Put You at Risk

Cholesterol is a vital component, which helps the body to make healthy cells. This wax like component is found in the lipid of the blood. An increased cholesterol count elevates the risk of heart diseases in a person. It thickens the vessels of the arteries resulting in less oxygen flow in the heart. This, in turn, increases the chances of a stroke. High cholesterol can happen from lifestyle habits and inheritance. It is completely treatable and preventable.

What causes high cholesterol?
The blood carries the cholesterol which is attached to the proteins. The combination of cholesterol and protein is known as the lipoprotein. Primarily there are two different kinds of cholesterol that the lipoprotein carries:

  • Low-density lipoprotein: LDL is the bad guy that carries all kinds of cholesterol present in the body. It eventually rests on the walls of the arteries, making it narrow and hard.
  • High-density lipoprotein: This is the good guy which scans the excess cholesterol and take them back to the liver.

Ideally, the body should have low LDL and high HDL. But often the reverse happens, resulting in high cholesterol and cardiac diseases. Factors such as unhealthy diet, inactivity for most of the day and obesity is responsible for the same. Even the genetic set up can play a hand in a high count of LDL in the body. There is nothing that can be done in this case except to seek medical help.

6 factors that put you at risk:

  1. Poor diet: Cholesterol levels are dramatically increased when baked products and saturated fats are consumed in an excess amount. Other high cholesterol food products include dairy products, processed fats and red meat. Refraining from this food items will drastically reduce the chances of getting high cholesterol in the body.
  2. Obesity: Obesity results from too much of fat storage in the body. It not only fatigues a person faster, but puts a person at high risk of getting cholesterol. The body mass index should be always lesser than 30 to abstain the risk of cholesterol.
  3. Waist circumference: A waist circumference of more than 40 inches in men and 35 inches in women can increase the risk of cholesterol.
  4. Diabetes: This is one of the major causes of high cholesterol. It not only damages the artery lining, but results in higher LDL and lower HDL.
  5. Less workout: Leading a life which is devoid of exercise and jogging can increase the chances of getting high cholesterol. Exercise boost HDL count in the body and mitigates the risk of low HDL.
  6. Smoking: The blood vessel walls get damaged with smoking. The blood vessels start accumulating fatty acids thereby increasing the chances of getting high cholesterol.
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Questions about Diabetes. What is hemoglobin A1c? How do I properly treat a low blood sugar. Two or three months, doctors can estimate patients average blood sugar levels.. Patients who have foot pain should see a podiatrist regularly.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
Hba1c is a type of haemoglobin that is a diagnostic test to know good/poor control of blood sugar in last 3 month a pt with foot pain need to evaluate for it cause like trauma/infection/neuropathy.
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I am 75 yrs with bypass surgery more than 6 yrs back. No bp, no sugar with good general health. Last one year I feel that foot skin is becoming hard with some numb spots. Toes also get numb and sometimes burning. Which doctor should I consult?

Diploma in Family Medicine, Fellowship in Diabetology, Diploma in Diabetology, FCCP, MBBS
General Physician,
1. For your age it is peripheral neuritis - you can have b 12 (methylcobalamine) injections weekly twice 2. Take calcium - vit d tablets. 3. Check your haemoglobin - if low take iron tonics. Take these medications for three months. If needed consult a neurologist.
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Hi, In a some days I've chest pain in left side, I don't know what is the reason for the pain. I think I've breast cancer?

DNB Cardiology, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
Cardiologist, Delhi
Hi, In a some days  I've chest pain in left side, I don't know what is the reason for the pain. I think I've breast c...
Dear , at your age, chest pain is often not due to heart disease. However, it is better to get a cardiac check up with ecg and blood tests. If needed, echocardiography and tmt will be done.
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My father has high blood pressure of 150/120 from last two years. He consult a lot of doctors but no effect. So I request you to help me to cure him, that will be your most kindness.

BHMS, PGDEMS, Diploma in Cosmatology
Homeopath, Mumbai
My father has high blood pressure of 150/120 from last two years. He consult a lot of doctors but no effect. So I req...
Hello EFF. We need to find out what medicine he is on and what is the root reason. He can start with salt restricted diet, do exercises and meditation. For medicinal, diet and exercise we would like to consult him privately. Regards
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Sir, little pain in left side of chest. What is reason. I am 24 male. Pain occur any time but when I am running or do push ups I felt better.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Sir, little pain in left side of chest. What is reason. I am 24 male.
Pain occur any time but when I am running or do...
Dear Lybrateuser, - At your age pain could be due to acidity - follow some dietary precautions: - avoid fried, spicy, sour & junk food, also restrict intake of tea, coffee to 1-2 cups a day, avoid alcohol & tobacco if you take - chew your food well, do not skip meals, have meals on time, have 4-5 small meals including snacks rather than three large meals, do not lye down for at least half an hour after meals, have dinner 2-3 hrs before bedtime - have 8-10 glasses of water for proper hydration - take syrup gelusil, 2 teaspoonful three times a day half an hour after meals - continue doing exercises as it is beneficial for your condition.
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Hi, I am 28 years female and from 2-3 days I am feeling weird on left side of my chest like few times I feel like my heart is shivering and sometimes I am feeling like pain in my felt arm but I am not having any problem with my health as I am absolutely fit but few days back I had moderate stomach may Be I have had something spicy because it just recorded after one day.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Hi, I am 28 years female and from 2-3 days I am feeling weird on left side of my chest like few times I feel like my ...
Dear lybrateuser,? - Your problem appears due to acidity & anxiety - avoid spicy, fried & junk food - chew your food well, do not skip meals, have meals on time, have 4-5 small meals rather than three large meals - take syrup Gelusil, 2 teaspoonful half an hour after every meal three times a day - have a well balanced diet, have 7-8 glasses of water for proper hydration & digestion.
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I am 74 years Mail and my lipid profile result on cholesterol levels as per last test in Sept'16 are- Total-242, HDL-39 ,LDL-195. Do I need regular prescription medicine or any change in food intakes?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Cardiology, Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS - Physician )
Cardiologist, Delhi
I am 74 years Mail and my lipid profile result on cholesterol levels as per last test in Sept'16 are-
Total-242, HDL-...
Given your age, you should be put on medication for cholesterol and you should also undergo cardiac evaluation to rule out any cardiac disease, given your back condition, an Echo, followed by Dobutamine Stress Echo will be better for you, rather than a stress test. Also change your diet, reduced sugar, carbohydrates and fried and junk food. Get a detailed Diet consult from a dietician. And if you can do start with walking around 20-25 mins everyday.
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