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Dr. Fakathif

Cardiologist, Chennai

Dr. Fakathif Cardiologist, Chennai
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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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 37 years old age. I am feeling very sleepy every time. My fbs is 160. What to do?

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I am 37 years old age. I am feeling very sleepy every time. My fbs is 160. What to do?
Hi take brahmi vati. Smriti sagar ras and praval panchamrit. Make its powder and mix it. Then take these medicines with honey twice a day. 1-1 drop of cow ghee in both nostrils at night time before sleep. Do pranayama early morning for freshness. Avoid oily food. Junk food. Avoid alcohol consumption. Eat green vegetables. Walk for at least 45 minutes a day.
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I am 32 years old man. Have bp. So please tell how can I Control that. Should I take medicine regularly.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am 32 years old man. Have bp. So please tell how can I Control that. Should I take medicine regularly.
Hello, Few lifestyle changes can help you in controlling and preventing the high blood pressure, even if you're taking blood pressure medication. Eat healthy foods. Consume more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, poultry, fish and low-fat dairy foods. Eat less saturated fat and trans fat. Decrease the salt in your diet. So, avoid eating processed foods, such as canned soups or frozen dinners which contains extra salt in it. Keeping a healthy weight, or losing weight if you're overweight or obese, can help you control your high blood pressure and lower your risk of related health problems. Increase physical activity which can help lowering your blood pressure, manage stress, reduce your risk of several health problems. Get indulged in regular exercising (if your doctor allows you). Limit alcohol. Even if you're healthy, alcohol can raise your blood pressure. If you choose to drink alcohol, do so in moderation. Don't smoke. Tobacco injures blood vessel walls and speeds up the process of hardening of the arteries. Reduce stress as much as possible. Practice healthy coping techniques, such as muscle relaxation, deep breathing or meditation. Getting regular physical activity and plenty of sleep can help, too. Monitor your blood pressure at home. Medication: Take Schwabe’s Essentia Aurea/ thrice daily which is a cardio-tonic which helps in maintaining blood pressure, improves muscle tone of the heart and narrowing of blood vessels.
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I am suffering from heart disease I did angiogram it is normal I did stress test it showed strongly my doctor told it would be symptoms of corany microvascular disease so what can cause serious problem in my life I have high blood pressure please suggest what should i do

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
I am suffering from heart disease I did angiogram it is normal I did stress test it showed strongly my doctor told it...
To control & maintain BP normal these are best methods to follow:.• Do physical exercise like jogging, running or brisk walk for atleast 20-30 minutes. • Maintain your cholesterol level to normal & eat least amount of butter, cream or fatty things. • Eat less amount of pickle, salt and fast food as they contain high sodium levels. • Avoid drinking alcohol and smoking. • Take less amount of caffine containing coffee, tea or cold drinks because caffine causes increase BP. • Drink 8 to 10 glass of water daily • Take 6 to 8 hrs of sleep daily. Do not take too much stress. • Do long breathing pranayams (Anulom- Vilom, Bhramari) daily for 10 - 15 minutes. It will reduce your stress level in your body. • Eat healthy diet such as green leafy vegetables, fruits. • Take 5 ml of GULAB Jal added in a glass of water daily once a day.
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What is av block and is it possible come out from it?.

MBBS
General Physician,
What is av block and is it possible come out from it?.
When the impulse from the sa node of atria do not reach properly to the ventricles that thing is called as av block and we can definitely treat it.
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My mother is having high blood pressure from last 15 years and the treatment is going on in allopathy and she was taking 2types of medicine of 75 mg where one is vincor50/5 am mg and another is CTD-L62. 5/25 mg so we need any cure medicine to remove the high blood pressure and make it normal so please help me out.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
My mother is having high blood pressure from last 15 years and the treatment is going on in allopathy and she was tak...
High blood pressure can be managed with diet, exercise and medication. Avoid excessive salt, fat and carbohydrates in diet. Do breathing exercises (pranayam) which will help to regulate b. P. Take homoeopathic medicines for b. P for better results.
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My heart is painful any time but mostly in morning after got up please suggest me for making my heart healthy.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
My heart is painful any time but mostly in morning after got up
please suggest me for making my heart healthy.
Hello, this is gastric disorder you are suffering from. Tk, plenty of water to hydrate yourself and to regulate metabolism. Go for morning walk to restore your peristaltic movement to ease your gastritis. Tk, your diet easily digestible on time. Tk homoe medicine: @ nux vom 30-6 pills, thrice. @china 200-6 pills, thrice avoid, caffiene, nicotine, alcohol, junk food. Tk care.
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I am 27 years old male, height 5'11 and weight 81, I have pain in my back and mid chest whenever I stretch. I have acidity issue whenever I drink water burp comes. Earlier I used to had headache everyday for 1 year almost, they eased up with time. Also there is one pain in my wrist which has recently started. Kindly advise.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
I am 27 years old male, height 5'11 and weight 81, I have pain in my back and mid chest whenever I stretch. I have ac...
Investigations advised - hb, tlc, dlc, esr, sugar f & pp, uric acid, vit d3 urine r/e x ray of the affected part. Anyway you may try- sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Spring beds, folding beds or thick mattress are harmful use no pillow under the head. Do hot fomentation. Paracetamol 250mg od & sos x 5days. Caldikind plus 1tab od x10. Do neck back knee & general exercises. It may have to be further investigated. Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take. If it does not give relief in 4-5days, inform me.
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How to reduce cholesterol level. I have cholesterol problem. Cholesterol level is 325.

MBBS, MD-General Medicine, DM - Cardiology
Cardiologist, Secunderabad
How to reduce cholesterol level. I have cholesterol problem. Cholesterol level is 325.
Diet, exercise and if not controlled then medicine are three methods to control your cholesterol. Diet should be low fat, low carb, rich in fruits and vegetables. Everyday 30 min of exercise to complement diet. Finally if not controlled and if clinically indicated cholesterol reducing medicines help reduce your cholesterol.
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My wife. having hight 5.4, age 28 mother of 2 years old baby. Now weight only 35. Feeling tired, feel small chest pain, reported weakness and loss of weight since last 1 month. Whats may occur? Kindly suggest.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Noida
My wife. having hight 5.4, age 28 mother of 2 years old baby. Now weight only 35. Feeling tired, feel small chest pai...
Get following test done and review with reports 1. CBC 2. S calcium and Vit D3 3. S. B12 4.Fasting Blood sugar 5. TSH Consult for further management.
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I have diabetes borderline and increasing cholesterol. so what to do? Please help me.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I have diabetes borderline and increasing cholesterol. so what to do? Please help me.
take diet for both as. you can take diet for diabetes. low sugar breakfast cereal oats., low sugar bran flakes,peas or leafy green. brown rice .whole grain foods. whole grain pasta. Avoid stress. Alcohol, sweet foods, oily and spicy foods, fast foods, cold drinks, Go for walk. You can join zym. By meditation and medication You can control diabetes / sugar level. DO tests HBA1C every 6 months. and for cholesterol :- You can control cholesterol / hdl / ldl/t.g. and obesity by using following flax oil, omega-3 fatty meal or cap., take . green veg., whole grain foods, spicy foods, Use GARLIC in foods daily ,. Cod liver oil. Low sugar foods, low calories foods. Change own life style . do meditation,yoga, Go walk daily in morning and evening, do any one physically activity daily i.e. play any game., Avoid fast foods, oily foods, alcohol,smoking, fatty foods, non-veg., avoid stress, take plenty of water in day time. one important that is take 1 glass of water before bed at night. Because it protect from heart fail during sleep at night. welcome in lybrate
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My Blood urea nitrogen is 22 and cholesterol is 210. Is there something to worry about. What diet changes should I follow

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
My Blood urea nitrogen is 22 and cholesterol is 210.
Is there something to worry about. What diet changes should I fo...
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,take plenty of water in day time. And 1 glass of water before bed at night. use flax oil, omega-3 fatty meal or cap., take .green veg., whole grain. garlic,. Take anti cholesterol medicines . avoid protein diets, take digestive food.
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I have a heart problems, what precautions I have to take care ?

BHMS
Homeopath,
I have a heart problems, what precautions I have to take care ?
Two-minute relaxation: switch your thoughts to yourself and your breathing. Take a few deep breaths, exhaling slowly. Mentally scan your body. Notice areas that feel tense or cramped. Loosen up these areas. Let go of as much tension as you can. Rotate your head in a smooth, circular motion once or twice. (stop any movements that cause pain) roll your shoulders forward and backward several times. Let all of your muscles completely relax. Recall a pleasant thought for a few seconds. Take another deep breath and exhale slowly. How can I learn to relax? mind relaxation: close your eyes. Breathe normally through your nose. As you exhale, silently say to yourself the word" aum" a short word such as" aham brahmasmi" or a short phrase such as" tat tvam asi" continue for 10 minutes. If your mind wanders, gently remind yourself to think about your breathing and your chosen word or phrase. Let your breathing become slow and steady. Deep-breathing relaxation: imagine a spot just below your navel. Breathe into that spot and fill your abdomen with air. Let the air fill you from the abdomen up, then let it out, like deflating a balloon. With every long, slow breath out, you should feel more relaxed.
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Tips For Keeping Your Heart Healthy

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Tips For Keeping Your Heart Healthy

1. Be smoke-free 

Being smoke free is one of the best things you can do to protect your heart. Read more about smoking 

2. Manage your blood cholesterol

Cholesterol is a fatty substance carried in your blood. Your body needs cholesterol to be healthy, but an imbalance of cholesterol in your blood can lead to a heart attack or stroke. Find out more about blood cholesterol and how to manage it 

3. Manage your blood pressure

Blood pressure isn't usually something you can feel. If it's too high, it needs to be treated. Read about blood pressure and what you can do to control high blood pressure

4. Manage diabetes

It's important to manage your diabetes to help prevent a heart attack or stroke. For information on managing diabetes, visit the diabetes australia website.

5. Be physically active 

Regular, moderate physical activity is great for your heart health. It's never too late to start and get the benefits. It's also important to sit less during your day and break up your sitting time. Find out what you can do about getting active and sitting less 

6. Achieve and maintain a healthy weight

Maintaining a healthy weight can reduce the risk of heart disease and other health problems. It can help to know your body mass index and waist measurements and what these mean. Find out how 

7. Enjoy a variety of nutritious foods

Eating a varied diet of healthy foods can help with your weight, blood pressure and cholesterol. Find out more about healthy eating 

There are also specific changes you can make to your diet to help prevent heart disease:

8. Eat less salt: reducing your salt intake is good for your blood pressure. Read about salt in your diet and ways to reduce it

9. Replace unhealthy fats with healthy fats: replacing saturated and trans fats with unsaturated fats can reduce your risk of heart disease. Easy ideas for making the switch

10. Limit alcohol: read about alcohol recommendations and tips for cutting down on our drinks page.


*look after your mental health

We know that there can be a greater risk of heart disease for people who have depression, are socially isolated or do not have good social support. Having a good social life with family and friends can help. 

Depression is more than feeling sad or low. If you feel depressed for more than two weeks, talk to your doctor, a family member or someone you know well.

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Basic Life Support (B.L.S), MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, MD - Consultant Physician, MD - Diabetology, MD - General Medicine, ACLS
General Physician, Hyderabad
Uncontrolled high blood pressure is the leading risk factor for having Heart attack and Stroke. Please consult your doctor to get blood pressure checked.
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My father has bring though bypass two weeks ago what are the percussion to be taken? And what can he not eat?

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
My father has bring though bypass two weeks ago what are the percussion to be taken? And what can he not eat?
1. Eat well – Take a balanced Diet comprising of 45% carbohydrate, 30% protein and 25% protein, plenty of green leafy vegetables, fruits. Don’t over eat. Avoid junk, spicy, oily, high calorie, cholesterol rich diet, don’t skip your breakfast. Take warm, homemade food. Avoid food and drink from outside. Don’t skip or postpone your meal. Minimize consumption of refined grains like white rice, white bread, sugary or refined food. 2. Keep hydrated- Drink 2 liters /6-8 glasses of water daily 3. Do regular exercise for one hour daily like brisk walking/Jugging etc 4. Take adequate rest- 7-8 hours of sound sleep in the night is required to remain healthy 5. Avoid stress, anxiety, depression, agitation etc 6. Find time for relaxation and enjoyments with friends and family 7. Practice yoga, meditation and deep breathing exercise to calm your mind, control emotion, improve concentration and relieve stress 8. Develop hobby, Learn new skill 9. Go for detail Annual Health check up.
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I also suffer from cough and both sides chest pain morning right side and night left side what should I do.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I also suffer from cough and both sides chest pain morning right side and night left side what should I do.
Hello there, for cough, take 2-2 teaspoonful of pranacharya kasantak by mixing it in hot water twice daily. Sitopaladi, praval and tankan bhasm churna taken with honey can also bring relief. Consume this 3 to 4 times a day for relief from dry cough; you can also drink tea with basil leaves or add ginger and black pepper in it. Salted hot water gargling also helps. And stay away from cold drinks and don't take milk when having cough.
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My husband is 44years old. Last year he diagnosed with diabetes, Though it is in control and he is on medication. He is having normal weight and suffering from high BP for last 5years. Kindly guide me how to reduce and keep on check, the adverse effect of both disease on other body organs like kidneys, eyes.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
My husband is 44years old. Last year he diagnosed with diabetes, Though it is in control and he is on medication. He ...
First get his kidney levels checked,since high BP is an indication of underlying kidney problem.there are medications to control,besides look out for hidden salt in processed,bakery and ready made foods. Take adequate water and ample rest to bring down the BP naturally.
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How to reduce obesity, bp and sugar and what are the diets need to be followed? Please. Share.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
How to reduce obesity, bp and sugar and what are the diets need to be followed?
Please. Share.
1. Lose extra pounds and watch your waistline Blood pressure often increases as weight increases. Being overweight also can cause disrupted breathing while you sleep (sleep apnea), which further raises your blood pressure. Weight loss is one of the most effective lifestyle changes for controlling blood pressure. Losing just 4.5 kilograms can help reduce your blood pressure. Besides shedding weight, you generally should also keep an eye on your waistline. Carrying too much weight around your waist can put you at greater risk of high blood pressure. In general: • Men are at risk if their waist measurement is greater than 40 inches (102 centimeters). • Women are at risk if their waist measurement is greater than 35 inches (89 centimeters). These numbers vary among ethnic groups. Ask your doctor about a healthy waist measurement for you. 2. Exercise regularly Regular physical activity — at least 30 minutes most days of the week — can lower your blood pressure by 4 to 9 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg). It's important to be consistent because if you stop exercising, your blood pressure can rise again. If you have slightly high blood pressure (prehypertension), exercise can help you avoid developing full-blown hypertension. If you already have hypertension, regular physical activity can bring your blood pressure down to safer levels. The best types of exercise for lowering blood pressure include walking, jogging, cycling, swimming or dancing. Strength training also can help reduce blood pressure. Talk to your doctor about developing an exercise program. 3. Eat a healthy diet Eating a diet that is rich in whole grains, fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy products and skimps on saturated fat and cholesterol can lower your blood pressure by up to 14 mm Hg. It isn't easy to change your eating habits, but with these tips, you can adopt a healthy diet: • Keep a food diary. Writing down what you eat, even for just a week, can shed surprising light on your true eating habits. Monitor what you eat, how much, when and why. • Consider boosting potassium. Potassium can lessen the effects of sodium on blood pressure. The best source of potassium is food, such as fruits and vegetables, rather than supplements. Talk to your doctor about the potassium level that's best for you. • Be a smart shopper. Read food labels when you shop and stick to your healthy-eating plan when you're dining out, too. 4. Reduce sodium in your diet Even a small reduction in the sodium in your diet can reduce blood pressure by 2 to 8 mm Hg. The effect of sodium intake on blood pressure varies among groups of people. In general, limit sodium to less than 2,300 milligrams (mg) a day or less. However, a lower sodium intake — 1,500 mg a day or less — is appropriate for people with greater salt sensitivity, including: Anyone age 51 or older Anyone diagnosed with high blood pressure, diabetes or chronic kidney disease To decrease sodium in your diet, consider these tips: • Read food labels. If possible, choose low-sodium alternatives of the foods and beverages you normally buy. • Eat fewer processed foods. Only a small amount of sodium occurs naturally in foods. Most sodium is added during processing. • Don't add salt. Just 1 level teaspoon of salt has 2,300 mg of sodium. Use herbs or spices to add flavor to your food. • Ease into it. If you don't feel you can drastically reduce the sodium in your diet suddenly, cut back gradually. Your palate will adjust over time. 5. Limit the amount of alcohol you drink Alcohol can be both good and bad for your health. In small amounts, it can potentially lower your blood pressure by 2 to 4 mm Hg. But that protective effect is lost if you drink too much alcohol — generally more than one drink a day for women and for men older than age 65, or more than two a day for men age 65 and younger. One drink equals 12 ounces of beer, five ounces of wine or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor. Drinking more than moderate amounts of alcohol can actually raise blood pressure by several points. It can also reduce the effectiveness of blood pressure medications.
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My mother's sister have been suffering from hyper acidity problem. She is suffering from hypertension problem. Her b.p is 140/80. She has also thyroid problem. What should she do to cure hyperacidity and hypertension. She has also dysentery.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
My mother's sister have been suffering from hyper acidity problem. She is suffering from hypertension problem. Her b....
You can go for following remedy it will help you 1. Take 1 tsp of dried watermelon seeds 2. Add 1 tsp of cuscus powder 3. Crush the mixture 4. Have this once in the morning and the evening 5. Consume for 3-4 weeks Causes: • Obesity • High salt intake • Alcohol consumption • Mental or physical stress This will help with your concern.
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I have both sides chest pain frequently it will come at that time I will feel some weak feeling inactive. Please suggest and better fix the appointment to speak direct to doctor about my health frankly.

MD - Medicine, MBBS
Cardiologist, Panchkula
We need more details of your problem. In which part of the chest pain is there, is it related to food or does it have any relation to exertion. Is there any breathlessness. Do you have vomiting.
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