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Dr. Gopal

Cardiologist, Chennai

500 at clinic
Dr. Gopal Cardiologist, Chennai
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My blood pressure reading is 140/100 n feeling mild pain in chest. Suggest some easy solution. Plzzzx.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My blood pressure reading is 140/100 n feeling mild pain in chest. Suggest some easy solution. Plzzzx.
Dear lybrateuser, -you have to control your blood pressure by controlling your diet, exercise & stress -avoid fried, saturated & trans fat & junk food, restrict salt & sugar intake, have more of fibrous foods like fruits, vegetables, more of green leafy vegetables, wholegrain foods, brown rice, wholewheat bread, pulses, legumes -restrict tea, coffee, avoid smoking, alcohol -do regular exercises, walking, jogging, swimming, cycling for about 30 min to one hour on most days of the week, also do meditation, yoga, deep breathing exercises for 5-10 min in the morning -listen to music read, follow a hobby to distress yourself -have a peaceful sleep for 7-8 hrs in the night -get your ecg, tmt, & other blood tests done, consult a doctor, you may require medication if your bp doesn't come down by lifestyle changes.
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I am 25 year old male. I am currently facing issues during breathing. I feel breathless in the morning while wake up. I also have chest pain. Pls suggest.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I am 25 year old male. I am currently facing issues during breathing. I feel breathless in the morning while wake up....
Hello Lybrate user according to Ayurveda breathing problems arises because of Kapha Dosha Vikriti Home Remedy- 1-Take ginger tea mixed with 2-3 crushed garlic cloves. 2-Massaging the chest with warm sesame oil mixed with salt helps to loosen the phlegm deposited in the chest, especially, when followed with steam inhalation. Treatement- 1-Take shwas kuthar ras twice a day. 2-pranacharya asthamin capsule 1-1 twice a day. 3-pranacharya shwas vikarasav 2-2 tsf twice a day. 4-put 1-1 drop of cow ghee in both nostrils at night time before sleep. 5-take hot water steam. Diet- avoid smoking. Alcohol consumption. Do pranayama early morning.
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A am suffering dry cough for the last 2 weeks and I have chest pain whenever I cough hard can you suggest what should be done?

MBBS
General Physician, Greater Noida
A am suffering dry cough for the last 2 weeks and I have chest pain whenever I cough hard can you suggest what should...
Hi lybrate-user. It is important to find out underlying cause. Causes of cough are many like. Cold, pneumonia, bronchitis, sinusitis. Whooping cough. Post nasal drip. Allergy. Asthma copd smoking. Laryngitis. Bronchiectasis. Aspirations. Medication like ace inhibitors for bp. Interstitial lung disease. Heart failure. Rarely lung cancer. Cough may be aggravated by breathing cold dry air, air pollution, inhalation of dust and smoke, excessive use of voice. To findout underlying cause sputum culture, ekg, lung function test, xray of chest and sinuses are done. Dry cough may be relieved by 1. Demulcents that treat dry cough by coating and soothing pharynx and relieve irritation that triggers dry cough. Cough syrup containing sucrose and glycerol. 2. Honey with warm water and lemon. 3. Steam inhalation. 4. Gargling with warm salty water. 5. Cough suppressant containing dextromethorpan or codeine or dihydrocodeine. 6. Sucking lozenges. For chest pain you can take pcm and warm compression at pain site.
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Dear Sir, age 30 My blood pressure is low from 1 year, more acidity problem from long time, erectile dysfunction, neck pain, chest pain and same back pain, my head some time heat and cold, my memory is being weak. So please I request you give the best suggestion about to the medicine.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
Dear Sir, age 30 My blood pressure is low from 1 year, more acidity problem from long time, erectile dysfunction, nec...
To treat low BP follow these methods: • Anaemia is a cause of low BP so check your hemoglobin level (Hb) if this is low so eat green leafy vegetables, beetroot and fruits like pomegranate. • Eat an apple daily it maintain your BP normal. • Take your meal daily do not skip meal. • Drink 8 - 9 glass of water daily. Hydrate your body well with drinking proper amount of water because dehydration is also cause fall of BP. • When you feel that your BP is low then take 2 teaspoons of Glucon D and add a pinch of salt mix it in one glass of water and drink it. You can repeat it after 2 hours. This will maintain electrolyte balance and your BP. You can drink a cup of tea. • Drink a glass of milk daily. It maintain your stamina. • Take a multivitamin capsule daily for 15 days. • Eat a teaspoon of gulkand daily and maintain your blood sugar level. • Do long breathing pranayams daily and do not take stress.
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Health Benefits of Bajra

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
Health Benefits of Bajra

5 reasons you should include bajra in your diet

1. Powerful for controlling diabetes: 

Pearl millet is very powerful in controlling diabetes. Because of its high fibre content, it tends to digest slowly and release glucose at a slower rate as compared to other foods. This helps in maintaining healthy blood sugar levels for a long period of time.

2. Weight loss:

 Being high in fibre content, it takes a longer time for the grain to move from the stomach to the intestines. This way, bajra curbs hunger for a long span of time.

3. Reduces cholesterol: 

It contains phyto chemical, which is called phytic acid believed to increase cholesterol metabolism. It also stabilises the level of cholesterol in the body.

4. Helps in digestion:

 Bajra is rich in insoluble fibre that aids digestion. It also reduces secretion of bile acids and is linked to a lowered risk of gallstone formation.

5. Helps prevent cancer: 

Bajra has cancer-protecting properties. A study showed that regular intake of bajra protects pre-menopausal women from developing breast cancer.

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I am suffering from dry cough for the last 2 weeks and l have chest pain whenever I cough hard. Can you suggest what should be done?

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
I am suffering from dry cough for the last 2 weeks and l have chest pain whenever I cough hard. Can you suggest what ...
Hi, Take 1 tsf of Yastimadhu churna with honey thrice daily for 8 -10 days and Swasatone Lehya 1 tsf followed by milk twice daily. Khadiradi Vati 1 tab. Can be chewed 3 – 4 times a day to get relief from throat irritation.
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I am an diabitic patiant since last 30 year and last 4-5 year with blood pressure i have ovne stunt in the month of 15/09/2013 what can do for above disicies

Vaidya Visharad
Ayurveda, Narnaul
Dear, According to Ayurveda There are 20 forms of Diabetes : 4 are due to Vata, 6 result from Pitta, and 10 are caused by Kapha. But Diabetes (MADHUMEHA) is.Mainly kapha dosha disease. Poorly managed diabetes can lead to a host of long-term complications like :- Heart attacks, Strokes, Blindness, Nerve damage, Amputation of Limb. Impotency in men.Visit us at www.Malhotraayurveda.Com
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Hi, My mother is a diabetic and hypertensive patient. She is taking medication but feeling some problems like hunger, weakness and lack of energy . Doctor told to walk but she has lethargy to walk. What is the way out? Also facing gastric problems. Latest Blood Sugar report is FPG : 127, PPG :121. BP : 160/80.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Hi, My mother is a diabetic and hypertensive patient. She is taking medication but feeling some problems like hunger,...
Mr. Lybrate-user, blood glucose levels mentioned look well within control. What is the hba1c%? it should be <7. If one maintains these levels then energy level of the patient is usually good. Bp should ideally be 140 / 80. May be needs to improve the treatment. Walking helps better utilisation of blood glucose also makes person feel fresh and energetic. She should walk at least 15 to 20 minutes with in the house premises or around it. Walk 2 to 3 times a day, so that a minimum of 45 minutes of walking is done by the end of the day. If possible she should also learn pranayam and practice it daily. It helps improve energy level and also helps in relaxation. Thanks.
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My dad is a colon cancer patient since 2013. He was operated thrice, 6 chemo n 23 radiotherapy done. He had an intestinal obstruction so a bypass was done. Again the metastases at the rectal site has grown further and puss was formed. It was drained out by a small hole in the abdomen. He has urine burns. Sir, how much time it takes for the other parts to get affected? Pl advice. Am helpless.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
My dad is a colon cancer patient since 2013. He was operated thrice, 6 chemo n 23 radiotherapy done. He had an intest...
Once infection has occurred and that too with pus formation,it becomes very difficult for body to get rid of that infection very soon....very high doses of strong antibiotics are required to treat it...if the antibiotics work then it could be all well in a week or so
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I am 22 old male I am suffering from heart muscle pain causes heart problems or not and any heart diseases symptoms tell me.

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General Physician,
I am 22 old male I am suffering from heart muscle pain causes heart problems or not and any heart diseases symptoms t...
It cannot be heart pain and it will have seating and loss of consciousness etc... YOu have to check your TMT and decide if it is heart pain
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Iam. 30 year old a diabetic and bp patient got married 1 month. I have a problem with my pennis I do not know what is happening whenever I wants to enter into the vagina hole of my wife before entering it. My penis releases. Even my penis is not so strong since month I did not brake her virginity. Also m not having much sex desire what goes wrong with me.I am so much worry about this and very much ashamed in front of my wife. Is this is my serious condition. Please help find correct Dr. and medicine. I am from hyderabad.

Vaidya Visharad
Ayurveda, Narnaul
Iam. 30 year old a diabetic and bp patient got married 1 month. I have a problem with my pennis I do not know what is...
Vegetables that have an aphrodisiac effect on the body, some of which can include eggplant, cucumbers, celery asparagus, carrots and corn. Other vegetables that are also highly recommended in a diet for sexual erectile dysfunction include garlic, avocadoes, tomato, beans, garlic, onions, parsley, spinach, turnips, soybeans, watercress, peppers and leeks.
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I have pain in chest for 1 month MY cholesterol is also high side I take medicine but only relief when I take medicine when I omitted then gain pain I also take medicine for cholesterol reduce medicine name is tas ATF these medicine are costly what is the quickest.

BHMS
Homeopath, Dehradun
I have pain in chest for 1 month MY cholesterol is also high side I take medicine but only relief when I take medicin...
Pls do have a checkup done through a cardiologist. Better have your problem properly diagnosed and then treat accordingly. Normally heart issues do not occur at such a young age but lifestyle can change the semantics. Do the basic things first. Change your lifestyle, go for long brisk walks at least 5 days a week. Duration of walk should be minimum 45 minutes. Watch what you eat. Reduce or stop taking junk food. Increase fibres in diet. Salads and fruits are a good source of that. No red meat if you r a meat eater. Do not take shortcuts to health. Slow and steady wins the race.
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Hi My name is ANAND I am 26 years old, I have heavy acidity problem (daily) so please tell me the solution for controlling the acidity 2. Some times heart pain also starts to me so what can I do for that please give me the solution.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
Hi My name is ANAND I am 26 years old, I have heavy acidity problem (daily) so please tell me the solution for contro...
Heart pain is also due to acidity .. Take sompraz D twice daily before meals...for Acidity.. Avoid fast foods ..outside foods etc Syp mucaine gel after foods will also help
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I am high bp patient can I take paracetamol in fever. If not then what is supplementary cure.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Chitiradurga
I am high bp patient can I take paracetamol in fever. If not then what is supplementary cure.
You can take the medicine. But do not go for self medication as proper diagnosis is required. Paracetamol is only to reduce fever. It is not to cure the cause of fever.
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I am a male aged about 44 years suffering from hypertension for last ten years please advice accordingly.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am a male aged about 44 years suffering from hypertension for last ten years please advice accordingly.
Hello, Few lifestyle changes can help you in controlling 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 homoeopathic medicine - 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 16 years old and my sister has coronary heart disease. How it could be cured?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am 16 years old and my sister has coronary heart disease. How it could be cured?
Eat low fat content in her diet and to take medication on time and to take full treatment including angioplasty as suggested by your cardiologist.
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I am 44 years old and suffering from BP (170/90, kidney problem and a diabetic patient. Please advice.

BHMS
Homeopath, Moradabad
I am 44 years old and suffering from BP (170/90, kidney problem and a diabetic patient. Please advice.
Take a gourd peel it and boiled it in 2 glasses of water for 20 minutes after that cool it then drink it daily. For 1 week granteed result. Take 1 bowl curd wid out sugar and salt plain curd once in a day. Used lona salt in meals. Take 4 litres water per day and avoid oily food and rich diet. Non veg. Take green vegetables. For medicine take an appointment.
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Guidance for CAD, Heart Patients undergoing CABG

MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Guidance for CAD, Heart Patients undergoing CABG

What is CABG?

CABG or Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting is a surgery done to improve blood flow to the heart. In most instances there is a fatty plaque (CAD or Coronary Artery Disease) in the vessels of heart which reduces the blood flow required for normal function. The plaque may grow or harden with time and reduces oxygen-rich blood reaching the heart. Lowering of the amount of oxygen reaching the heart may result in Chest Pain - called Angina. The plaque may even rupture and form clots on its surface. The clot formed may mostly or even completely block the blood flow - leading to Heart Attack or Myocardial Infarction.

In CABG, a normal vein or artery from the patient's body is connected to the blocked coronary artery. Thereby bypassing the obstructing plaque and creates a new path along which blood can now reach the heart.

What are other options for Treatment of CAD?

Other than CABG options for treatment of CAD include - Lifestyle changes, Medications, PCI or Balloon Angioplasty.

PCI is a nonsurgical option where the blocked artery can be opened and generally a stent is placed at the point of blockage to keep the blood flowing.

Goals of CABG

CABG is done to achieve the following

1. Reduce the symptoms (Chest Pain, Breathlessness etc)
2. Improve quality of Life and helps to resume a more active Lifestyle
3. Improved pumping action of the heart
4. Reduce chances of Heart Attack
5. Improve chances of survival

Who needs CABG?

CABG is a surgical treatment for CAD.

Your doctor may recommend CABG if other treatments have not worked or he judges it good in his clinical opinion.

Decision will be based on factors such as -

1. Severity, Location and number of blockages
2. Response to other treatments
3. Your quality of Life and severity of symptoms
4. Other Medical conditions that you might have
5. Your Age and Medical History

Medical Tests that may be required to determine the need are -

1. ECG
2. Echocardiography
3. Coronary Angiography

THE SURGERY

Outlook


CABG is a relatively safe Surgery. The safety of the procedure will depend on your age, existing heart function, and experience of the Doctor.

What to expect before

You will need to undergo a few tests to prepare you for CABG such as - Blood tests, Chest X-Ray, ECG, Echocardiography or maybe Coronary Angiography. Doctors that perform CABG are Cardiothoracic Surgeons.

Things to ask your Doctor at this Stage -

1. What you can eat or drink
2. What activities are you allowed to do (e.g. smoking)
3. What medicines to take (Share all the medicines that you are taking for any other conditions)
4. As the outlook for surgery is heavily dependent on the number of procedures a Doctor has performed - it will be a good idea to get information about his clinical experience.

If you have already undergone all the tests - surgery may be done on the same or a day after the admission.

What to expect after

You will require admission into ICU typically for 1 or 2 days, to monitor your progress better after the surgery. You will be given oxygen therapy while hospitalized. You may also be asked to wear Compression Stockings while your movement is limited.

After you leave ICU you will require admission in the hospital for about 4 - 6 days.

Recovery at Home

Things to ask your doctor before leaving the hospital.

1. How to care for incision wounds and stitches.
2. How to identify signs of infection
3. How to identify conditions for which you need to call the Doctor right away.
4. When to make follow-up appointments

Common side effects of CABG wear off within 4 - 6 weeks but may include.

1. Discomfort in area from where the vein was taken
2. Itching and swelling at incision wounds
3. Fatigue, Loss of Sleep, Loss of Appetite
4. Constipation

Full recovery from CABG takes 6 - 12 weeks.

Your doctor will advise you when you can resume specific activities. If your work is not too demanding physically, it is common to return to work after 6 weeks. You can resume sexual activities after 4 weeks and drive after 4 - 8 weeks.

Ongoing Care

At you follow up visits you will require to undergo tests such as ECG, Echocardiography etc. to see how much your heart has improved. CABG is not a cure for CAD. A complete Treatment will always involve Lifestyle changes, Reducing weight, Medications, and Cardiac Rehabilitation Exercises. Your doctor will prepare a treatment plan for you including these things. Be sure to pay attention to them as religiously as your Surgery.

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I am getting acne vulgaris on my face age 47 years male. Having Cholesterol and taking medicines for that. How to get rid of this?

MBBS, DMRD, MD - Radio Diagnosis, FIIM(Ayurved), D.SC, Post Doctoral Fellowship of Institute of Indian Medicine, Ph.D
Non-Invasive Conservative Cardiac Care Specialist, Ahmednagar
I am getting acne vulgaris on my face age 47 years male. Having Cholesterol and taking medicines for that. How to get...
Dear Cholesterol is made in liver as per body needs. The medicines have serious side effects. I would suggest to stop cholesterol lowering medicines. For skin problems consult skin specialist in person
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We need to keep distance with my husband or not. It can spread to my husband is it create any problem in my pregnancy due to TB in ovary and chest infectionplease suggest me and I am also taking medicine akurit 4.

DNB Anaesthesiology, MBBS
Pain Management Specialist, Delhi
We need to keep distance with my husband or not. It can spread to my husband is it create any problem in my pregnancy...
Get your sputum examination done. If its still showing afb positive bacteria, keep mask applied on your face and avoid direct touching. If its negative, just complete the remaining treatment. It will not spread to close contacts. If have completed your family, just relax. If not, you need to get urself examined for ovarain tb if you will face difficulty conceiving.
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