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Dr. Gopikrishnan

Cardiologist, Chennai

Dr. Gopikrishnan Cardiologist, Chennai
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Dr. Gopikrishnan is a renowned Cardiologist in Ambattur, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Gopikrishnan personally at Om Sakthi Hospital in Ambattur, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Gopikrishnan on Lybrate.com.

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I am 34 years of age and overweight. And I have high triglyceride 188 seen in the lipid profile test. cholesterol levels are normal. I have prescribed fenofibrate 200 mg once a day. Please guide me that 200 mg is necessary or 160 mg per day can be taken instead of 200 mg.

M.B.B.S. , PG Diploma In Clinical Cardiology
Cardiologist, Delhi
I am 34 years of age and overweight. And I have high triglyceride 188 seen in the lipid profile test. cholesterol lev...
Hi have noted all your details, A triglyceride level of less then 300 mg/dl needs not to be treated with fenofibrinates. Asian population have high levels of triglycerides due to our genetics.In case you want to start medication ,start with low dose of statin like atorvastatin, they effect triglycerides also, and are safer then fenofibrinates. 45 min of strenous exercise should be done every day, 30 minutes of walk at speed not less then 5.1 km/hr should be done daily avoid ghee butter peanut oil, instead take olive oil or saffola. Add fibres to you diet avoid paneer cheese ,red meat and egg yolk change will take atleast 3 month repeat lipid after 3 months.
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My father had a heart attack when he was preety young. Should I be worried abt having one.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Mumbai
My father had a heart attack when he was preety young. Should I be worried abt having one.
Dear lybrate-user, ischemic heart disease can run in families due to a condition called as dysfunctional endothelium which has a genetic origin. Although you are too young to worry about it but please do not neglect cardiac symptom. Ensure you do not have too much fatty food. Every year get a lipid profile and blood sugar level done. Parallel if you start a good cardio schedule it will help develop collateral circulation in your heart vessels which will also benefit you and protect you from an infarct situation.
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A woman suffering from pain over stomach to middle of chest for last 10 to 15 days, we were got report of blood for jaundice

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
A woman suffering from pain over stomach to middle of chest for last 10 to 15 days, we were got report of blood for j...
She has to take bed rest,jave bland diet,avoid oily,spicy and fatty food,drink plenty of water,eat fruits,green leafy vegetables,green coconut and glucose water.she has to monitor her serum bilirubin by doing LFT and consult gastroenterologist for further advice and treatment
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Im getting light chest pain from 1 year like gas formation in chest. What shld I do?

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
Im getting light chest pain from 1 year like gas formation in chest. What shld I do?
During chest pain, chew 8 to 10 fresh basil leaves or drink a cup of basil tea to get relief. To prevent chest pain and improve the condition of your heart, take 1 teaspoon of fresh basil juice along with 1 teaspoon of honey daily on an empty stomach
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I have regular pain in heart from last one year just small amount of pain weekly twice or thrice what it is actually? please can you clarify me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I have regular pain in heart from last one year
just small amount of pain weekly twice or thrice 
what it is actually...
Hello, go for ECG Heart and TMT, B.P.,CBC and blood sugar. take essentia aurea(wsg) 15 drops with water , twice a day regularly. Reverts with reports.
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I have gastric problem and low bp .How can I maintain my diet ?Please help me with this.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I have gastric problem and low bp .How can I maintain my diet ?Please help me with this.
low bp may be Malnutrition: less intake of nutrients or faulty food habits A diet deficient in vitamins and mineralsLess supply of oxygen and nutrients to the tissues,diarrhoea,dehydration,Emotional problems,imbalance diet.so,you should take proper diet like plenty of fluids,take pulses,milk and green leafy vegetables regularly. you can take Basil leaves: Basil leaves are an excellent home cure for low blood pressure. Basil leaves are rich in several micro-nutrients and antioxidant. It is particularly rich in potassium, manganese and copper which help control cardio vascular functioning and blood pressure.
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I am 40 years old I have pain in my legs since child hood, I was detected with a hole in my heart at the age of 12 I was given pennidura injections till the age of 16 later on I get doppler test done with ok report Still till date I cannot sleep without blanket till my knees even in june- july I have taken b-complex for a long time even vitamin E capsule also suggested by you to have Thyroid that is also ok pls advice.

FAMS, MS - Orthopaedics, Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho)
Orthopedist, Indore
I am 40 years old I have pain in my legs since child hood, I was detected with a hole in my heart at the age of 12 I ...
Dear lybrate-user, hello, you must start doing general physical exercises under care of a physiotherapist for at least 3 months along with a high nutritiious diet and supportive drugs like multivit and multi mineral containing tonic.
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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?
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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 paracardiotomy done in April 2012 due to constrictive pericarditis. Is the cut marks of operation are disappear in future or not?

MBBS
General Physician,
My paracardiotomy done in April 2012 due to constrictive pericarditis. Is the cut marks of operation are disappear in...
Depends upon the procedure adopted during operation and the size of incision. Normally it disappears over the time. May not be completely but consider ably.

Hello ,age is 76, got a heart problem recently and also have blood clot in brain .taking medicines, can you tell what type of food and fruits to eat. Give suggestion please.

PhD, Human Energy Fields, Diploma in PIP, EFI, Aura scanning for Health evaluation; Energy field assessment, Fellowship Cardiac Rehabilitation, Cardiac Rehabilitation, MD (Ayur - Mind Body Med), Mind Body Medicine
Non-Invasive Conservative Cardiac Care Specialist, Pune
Hello ,age is 76, got a heart problem recently and also have blood clot in brain .taking medicines, can you tell what...
Research has given very good guidelines for the following foods that will help in your condition. Pomegranate ( full, seeds, juice and skin) helps in reviving blood vessel health, repair wear-tear in vessels. Alkaline foods will help resolve oxidative stress that is an outcome of disease, and medication, especially longterm. These include daily, small portions of Amala, Doodhi, red pumpkin, ragi, pear, guvava, black pepper, petha (fruit). Ayurvedic "Dhamasa" is known to have clotlysis (dissolving blood clots) action, but needs to be taken under Ayurvedic doctor supervision. For your blocked nose, keep a small piece of 'Kapur' near your pillow to help decongestant of nasal track. Gargle with one drop eucalyptus oil in evening or much before sleeping to strengthen the breathing passage as well as help you throw out cough from forehead sinus.
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I am having always tension and it leads to a matter like high bp. Can't be happy with my life. Always being upset. Basically there is no problems in my life. But I am always upset. My mind is suddenly going upset. What may be the reason for that doctor. Can anyone help me in this. Getting angry suddenly also.

PhD, Human Energy Fields, Diploma in PIP, EFI, Aura scanning for Health evaluation; Energy field assessment, Fellowship Cardiac Rehabilitation, Cardiac Rehabilitation, MD (Ayur - Mind Body Med), Mind Body Medicine
Non-Invasive Conservative Cardiac Care Specialist, Pune
I am having always tension and it leads to a matter like high bp. Can't be happy with my life. Always being upset. Ba...
lybrate-user, at age of 22, it is natural for you to be ambitious, restless, impatient and hyper active. You are getting tensed and angry because you need to spend all your energy into POSITIVE PRODUCTIVE activities. Eating the correct kind of foods like fresh vegetables and lots of fruit, curd, juices - all fresh and natural, not form packaged boxes. These will nurture your body and help overcome any deficiencies that also lead to irritation. You MUST do active sports like football, badminton, swimming, jogging so you sweat properly. His will also burn out the irritation from you body and mind. There are many beautiful, fruitful and strong things for you to do. This is just the start of your life. Stay Positive.
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I have checked my (Vibhu Mishra) bp. Its 158/95. Kindly suggest the medicine , lifestyle, food intake, dos n don't.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I have checked my (Vibhu Mishra) bp. Its 158/95. Kindly suggest the medicine , lifestyle, food intake, dos n don't.
more details pertaining to your medical history needed like variation of blood pressure through out the day you should walk at least 5 to 6 kms in a day and avoid fried ,salty and processed food . Limit the intake of sodium in your diet ,drink atleast 3 to 4 L of water per day Things which can be added to your diet flaxseeds , banana
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I was smoking marijuana on daily basis. At that time my bp was 115/80. Then I had dengue. I quit it suddenly due to dengue. I did not smoke it from 45 days. Am feeling well now but my bp stays 140/90. So suddenly it increased after quitting marijuana. What can I do to lower my bp and keep it in normal range again? How long recovery will take to bring it on normal level?

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I was smoking marijuana on daily basis. At that time my bp was 115/80. Then I had dengue. I quit it suddenly due to d...
In ayurveda, Hypertension is referred to as Rakta Capa Vriddhi and it sees the vitiation of vata and pitta doshas as the main cause. Mix 1 teaspoon of onion juice with an equal amount of honey. Take once a day for 1 week. Upon noticing improvement, continue for several more days. Take sarpgandha vati twice a day. Yogendra ras. Akik bhasm works very good in case of hypertension. Avoid salty diet. Oily food. Lower your stress. Do pranayama early morning.
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In family heart related problems is heredity for eg blockages n dad is told to take care What precautions should he take.

MD Microbiology
General Physician,
In family heart related problems is heredity for eg blockages n dad is told to take care
What precautions should he t...
Hi, any form of exercise for at least 30 mins everyday, taking low fat and a high fibre diet, reducing stress, strict control of bp and sugar levels, a strict'no' to smoking, alcohol or tobacco of any form plus regular health check up is a must. Thank you.
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Hypertension In Pregnancy

MBBS, PGDCC
Cardiologist, Delhi
Hypertension In Pregnancy

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is defined as blood pressure higher than 140/90 mm hg. Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy are a major cause of maternal, fetal and neonatal morbidity and mortality, both in developing and developed countries. Hypertension is the most common medical problem in pregnancy.
If high blood pressure continues after 20 weeks of pregnancy, preeclampsia and other complications can develop.

What causes high blood pressure during pregnancy?
According to the national heart, lung, and blood institute (nhlbi), there are several possible causes of high blood pressure during pregnancy.
These include:
- being overweight or obese
- failing to stay active
- smoking
- drinking alcohol
- first-time pregnancy
- a family history of pregnancy-related hypertension
- carrying more than one child
- assistive technology (such as ivf)
- maternal age is also a factor, with pregnant women over the age of 40 being more at risk.

BP measurement:
# use a sitting or semi-reclining position so that the arm to be used is at the level of the heart.
# do not take the bp in the upper arm with the woman on her side, as this will give falsely lower readings.

What are the complications of high blood pressure during pregnancy?
- if high blood pressure continues after 20 weeks of pregnancy, there can be complications. Preeclampsia can develop.

What is preeclampsia?

This condition can cause serious damage to your organs, including your brain and kidneys. Preeclampsia is also known as toxemia or pregnancy-induced hypertension. Preeclampsia with seizures becomes eclampsia. This can be fatal.

Thorough prenatal care, including regular doctor’s visits, should be able to address preeclampsia symptoms. Symptoms include:

@protein in a urine sample
Abnormal swelling in hands and feet
@persistent headaches

Preventing high blood pressure during pregnancy:
Common risk factors for high blood pressure, such as obesity and a history of high blood pressure, can be minimized through diet and exercise. Of course, during pregnancy, it is inevitable that you will gain some weight. It’s recommended that pregnant women consult with their doctor to identify a weight gain target that is healthy for them.

Dietary guidelines for pregnant women vary from person to person. Speak with a nutritionist who will keep your specific height and weight in mind when creating a nutrition plan for you.

The nhlbi emphasizes that it’s important to take steps to lessen your risk of high blood pressure. You should steer clear of smoking and drinking alcohol, both of which have been known to raise blood pressure.

Pregnancy causes hormone shifts, as well as psychological and physical changes. This can bring on stress, which can make high blood pressure harder to manage. Try stress reduction techniques such as yoga and meditation.

 

Management:
Management depends on the woman's bp, gestational age and blood flow in the placenta. Non-pharmacological management is recommended for many women but is not recommended when there is the presence of associated maternal and fetal risk factors. Non-pharmacological management includes close supervision, limitation of activities, and some bed rest in the left lateral position.

All pregnant women should receive antenatal education so that they are aware of the symptoms associated with pre-eclampsia, its importance, and the need to obtain medical advice.


Such symptoms include:
Severe headache.
Visual problems: blurred vision or flashing before the eyes.
Severe epigastric pain.
Vomiting.
Sudden swelling of the face, hands or feet.
 

Women who are at high risk of pre-eclampsia are recommended to take 75 mg aspirin daily from 12 weeks of gestation to delivery. Such women are those with:

- hypertension or pre-eclampsia/eclampsia in a past pregnancy.
- chronic kidney disease.
- autoimmune disease (eg, systemic lupus erythematosus (sle) or antiphospholipid syndrome).
- diabetes mellitus (both type 1 or 2).
- chronic hypertension.


Women should also take 75 mg aspirin daily from the 12th week if they have any two of the following features:- in their first pregnancy.
- aged ≥40 years.
- previous pregnancy >10 years ago.
- body mass index (bmi) of ≥35 kg/m2 at booking.
- family history of pre-eclampsia.
- multiple pregnancy.

Medication for high blood pressure during pregnancy:
Some traditional blood pressure medications can cause problems in pregnant women should be avoided when you are pregnant:

-ace inhibitors
-renin inhibitors
-angiotensin receptor blockers
These drugs in particular will be passed through the bloodstream to the developing baby. They can negatively impact the baby’s health. These medications may also cause blood to thin, which can compromise the mother’s ability to carry the baby to term.

Methyldopa and labetalol are both drugs that have been deemed safe for use to manage blood pressure during pregnancy.

Talk to your doctor about how to control your blood pressure if you develop hypertension during pregnancy.

Summary:
High blood pressure during pregnancy doesn’t usually lead to serious problems. However, if it goes untreated, hypertension can become life-threatening for both mother and baby.

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I am taking rablet l and lactifiber for last 3 years I want to stop my medicine. But whenever I stop taking medicine I feel burning in my chest and constantly get burping. Please help.

BHMS, PGDM (Emergency Medical services)
Homeopath, Pune
I am taking rablet l and lactifiber for last 3 years I want to stop my medicine. But whenever I stop taking medicine ...
Start Safest and Effective Homeopathic Medicines without any side effects. Take Homeopathic Medicine" Carbo veg 200" for 3 days. Your previous antacid only if severe complaints. Consult privately for any query ,advice or treatment if you wish. Start taking Cold milk at night. Take care.
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Doctor I feel sore throat and fast breathing usually after a hard laughter I love to laugh but it gives me a chest pain and sore throat what I do please help.

DORL, MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Faridabad
Doctor I feel sore throat and fast breathing usually after a hard laughter I love to laugh but it gives me a chest pa...
This is due to dryness of the mouth, so keep having fruits, juices and shakes, banana, raisins, date palm, sugarcane juice, jaggery, hone y, these are advantageous things to improve your mouth immunity.
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Nowadays people cook food in pressure cooker. Pressure cooker are made from aluminum. Aluminium is very harmful to human body. I have listened that Lucania -one type of mental disease take place because of aluminum entered in human body. Is it true? Is aluminium harmful to our body?

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Nowadays people cook food in pressure cooker. Pressure cooker are made from aluminum. Aluminium is very harmful to hu...
It is not harmful if you cook in a pressure cooker because of intense heat inside. Plus after cooking we take out and keep in other vessel. All mental diseases are very rare it does not affect everybody.
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