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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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What is hypertension and what are the characteristics of hypertension? To find out hypertension any tests is there?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Cardiology, Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS - Physician )
Cardiologist, Delhi
What is hypertension and what are the characteristics of hypertension? To find out hypertension any tests is there?
Hypertension means a recorded BP higher than the normal range for age. There can be many reasons for it and it will be difficult to explain all that to you. To know if you have BP you can get your BP checked by a local doctor/cardiologist. And in case they find that you have hypertension then ask them to evaluate and suggest a plan of treatment. Hypertension may not have any signs at all or it may present with headaches, uneasy feeling, nose-bleeds, redness of eyes, breathless etc etc etc.
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I am male 76 years old. In 1983 Allopathic doctors told me that I am hypertensive and I must be on medicines. Whereas I had no problem. I told them since I do mental work may be this is normal to my body. But they were going by the book. Since then they put me on medicines, not giving much relief but giving me side effects of medicines. On my own I tried to keep myself fit by natural way. Now I want to get rid of Allopathic medicines. Presently my Bp when I get up in the morning remains in the morning remains around 180/ 10. After get ready by 5.30 am it comes down to around 166/ 96. And after approx 30 mts walk and 15 mts light yog and pranayam, it further comes down to around 130/ 76. I take rest during day for sometime. By evening it is again 175/ 96. I take their medicine at around 10 am. Please get me a remedy where I can completely get rid of those harmful medicines.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am male 76 years old. In 1983 Allopathic doctors told me that I am hypertensive and I must be on medicines. Whereas...
Hello, you can opt Homoeopathic remedies for the same problem . These medicines work efficiently without causing any side effects to the patients. Take Rauvolfia 1x, 2 tabs daily morning empty stomach. Take Essentia Aurea, 20 drops with water twice daily. Drink plenty of liquids and cut down your fat, salt and sugar intake. Home remedies to Control high BP:-1. Bananas are one fruit that people with high blood pressure can eat regularly to control it. Bananas are a rich source of potassium, which lessens the effect of sodium.So, try to eat one or two bananas daily. Along with bananas, you can try dried apricots, raisins, orange juice, spinach, baked sweet potatoes. 2. Eat one or two crushed garlic cloves daily. You can simply crush them with your hands. Crushing garlic cloves creates hydrogen sulfide, a compound that promotes good blood flow, removes gas and reduces the pressure on the heart.If you do not like eating raw garlic or if it causes a burning sensation, then take it along with a cup of milk. You can also mix five or six drops of garlic juice in four teaspoons of water and take it twice a day. 3.Take a sound sleep and try to avoid anger.
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My father has high blood pressure .he takes repace 50 ,telmikind h80 and pan40 everyday by consulting a doctor. Is it okay to take these 3 medicines daily and what could be the side effects?

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
My father has high blood pressure .he takes repace 50 ,telmikind h80 and pan40 everyday by consulting a doctor. Is it...
yes he has to continue these medicines..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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At every night my father suffers from pain in chest and one Dr. Said to my father that this pain is due to gas in chest.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
At every night my father suffers from pain in chest and one Dr. Said to my father that this pain is due to gas in chest.
I will suggest you to Get his vital parameters of the body checked from a nearby doctor and follow up with findings and For pain take tablet paracetamol 650 mg.
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Sir my reports are normal. But I have problem left side chest baripan. bachani.or khichab hota hai. Ecg are normal sinus rhtym tech cardio.

PGD Maternal Child Health, MBBS
General Physician, Akola
Sir my reports are normal. But I have problem left side chest baripan. bachani.or khichab hota hai. Ecg are normal si...
ECG normal, you are not over weight. If you do not have high BP and Diabetes then it should not be a reason to worry. Eat non spicy low protein food to prevent hyper acidity. You should feel relief.
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Tips For Keeping Blood Pressure Normal

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 Blood Pressure Normal

Tips for keeping normal blood pressure

Exercise. One reason exercise is so effective at controlling blood pressure is because it stimulates your body to release a substance called nitric acid. Nitric acid causes blood vessels to open up, which reduces blood pressure. Exercise also helps to strengthen your heart muscle, reduce stress, and aid weight loss.

Lose excess weight. There's no getting around the fact that blood pressure goes up as the pounds pile on. Being overweight increases your risk for heart disease and diabetes, too. Losing even 10 pounds can start to make your blood pressure go back down.

Eat healthily. Eating the right type of diet can lower your risk for high blood pressure or help you return to normal blood pressure. Clinical studies show that a diet high in fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy, whole grains, poultry, fish, and nuts really works. You also need to avoid fats, red meat, and excess sugar.

Shake the salt habit. Your body only needs about 500 milligrams of salt a day, but if you are like the average american you may be consuming up to 9, 000 mg a day. Studies show that high salt leads to high blood pressure. Current recommendations are to limit salt intake to 2, 400 mg per day, the equivalent of about one teaspoon.

Put the brakes on smoking and drinking. These are two other bad habits to avoid if you want to keep a normal blood pressure. Alcohol raises blood pressure and adds empty calories. A safe amount of alcohol is only one drink a day for women and two for men. Smoking is not safe in any amount. Nicotine causes blood vessels to constrict and that raises blood pressure. Quitting will also lower your risk of cancer and heart disease.
The only way to know if you have high blood pressure or normal blood pressure is to have a blood pressure reading done by a trained healthcare provider. The american heart association recommends a blood pressure reading at least once every two years. If you have had a recent blood pressure reading and you have normal blood pressure, don't take it for granted. Remember hypertension is a common and sometimes silent killer. Push yourself away from the computer, turn off the television, get active, eat your fruits and vegetables, and kick any bad habits.

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I am 69 yrs old male. During last 10 days my left leg becoming heavier, yesterday b. P was measured & found 150/80. I used to have amlopin-5mg, one tab daily after break fast. Waitng for good advice. Thanking you, with regards

MD - Consultant Physician
General Physician, Jaipur
Are you having swelling of left leg? or both the legs? please provide me with pictures. It can be a side effect of amlopin 5.
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Hi doctors My husband is 26 years old and he's suffering from lower back ache since 3-4 months. He suffers more during driving. His MRI reports are normal. Please tell me the solution. I don't know how to attach those reports here. Regards.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
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My husband is 26 years old and he's suffering from lower back ache since 3-4 months. He suffers more durin...
Back pain may be due to strain, sprain, weather change etc. *Avoid bending forward while working on lap top or for any other work. *Don’t sit continuously working on laptop etc. Get up periodically and move around. *Restrict bike driving as far as possible. *Don’t carry laptop or any load on your shoulder. Carrying very light loads equally with both hands is better *Sit straight so that back bone gets proper support. A dining chair is better than a laid back sofa. *You can use mustard oil for massage which is good in winter season for relieving pain. Eucalyptus oil is also good *Soft bed will not give proper support to your back bone. Hard bed with thin mattress and thin pillow is better. *Get yourself tested whether you have spondylitis problem. Homoeopathy has a good treatment for this without adverse effects. Take Calc fluor 200--once daily in the morning and once in the evening and give feedback after 6 days.
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Hii my father age 45 is having 190 blood pressure. So I'm getting worried. How it can be reduced. What are the precautions to be taken to reduce bp.

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
Hii my father age 45 is having 190 blood pressure.
So I'm getting worried. How it can be reduced.
What are the precau...
Raised blood pressure is not a disease in itself. It is just a sign of some underlying disorder. Homeopathy offers good prognosis for cases of essential hypertension. The treatment is based upon the cause and the totality of the case. A constitutional homoeopathic treatment will cure you permanently. You can easily take an online consultation for further treatment guidance and permanent cure without any side effects
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My Grand Mother died of Cardiac Arrest. Similarly My Father and his younger Brother (my Chacha) died of Cardiac arrest. It appears that we have a family history of Heart / Cardiac Problems. I am scared and quite concerned. Even though I am reasonably healthy (75 Kgs, 5'10" and quite an active life), I want to get completely.

MBBS, FAM, diploma in weight loss
Dermatologist, Meerut
My Grand Mother died of Cardiac Arrest. Similarly My Father and his younger Brother (my Chacha) died of Cardiac arres...
Eat red meat as less as possible. However you can have lean meat in a moderate amount. Avoid too much cholesterol laden sources like meat butter etc. Exercise daily for 30 mins atleast 5 days a week. Take omega capsule once everyday and as a precautionery method get ecg done every year.
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I am a 2nd stage diabetic patient having average 125 blood sugar, bp 90/140, cholesterol levels 200.

DM Cardiology
Cardiologist, Delhi
Dear,you need to reduce the cholesterol levels. High cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia) what is hypercholesterolemia? hypercholesterolemia is a condition in which the level of cholesterol in your blood is high. When you have too much cholesterol, deposits of fat in the blood called plaque form inside blood vessel walls. The blood vessel walls thicken and become narrower (a condition called atherosclerosis). This change in the blood vessels reduces blood flow through the blood vessels, increasing your risk of heart disease and possibly leading to heart attacks or strokes. Cholesterol is a naturally occurring fatty substance. Your body needs small amounts of cholesterol to make and maintain nerve cells and to produce hormones. Most of the cholesterol in your blood is made by your liver from the fats, carbohydrates, and proteins you eat. You also get cholesterol by eating animal products such as meat, eggs, and dairy products. The two most important components of cholesterol are ldl (low-density lipoprotein) and hdl (high-density lipoprotein). Ldl and hdl carry cholesterol through your blood. Ldls carry a lot of cholesterol, leave behind fatty deposits on your artery walls, and contribute to heart disease. Hdls do the opposite. They clean the artery walls and remove extra cholesterol from the body, thus lowering the risk of heart disease. Ldl is called" bad" cholesterol. (you can think of" l" for" lousy" cholesterol.) hdl is called" good" cholesterol (think of" h" for" healthy" cholesterol). It is good to have low levels of ldl and high levels of hdl. How does high cholesterol occur? the main cause of high cholesterol is eating foods that are high in saturated fat or cholesterol. Other possible causes are? an inherited problem with the way your body processes cholesterol? a disease that raises the cholesterol level (for example, diabetes mellitus, kidney disease, liver disease, or hypothyroidism). What are the symptoms? high cholesterol is a silent disease. There are no symptoms until problems have already developed, such as the chest pain of a heart attack or calf pain with walking, caused by narrowed or blocked arteries to the legs. How is it diagnosed? you will have blood tests to check your cholesterol level. These lab tests usually measure your total cholesterol level as well as the levels of low-density lipoprotein (ldl), high-density lipoprotein (hdl), and triglycerides. You may need to fast before your blood test. This means you do not eat or drink anything except water for 12 hours before the test. Your health care provider may give you a physical exam. He or she may ask about your diet and diseases and health problems in your family. How is it treated? the goal of most cholesterol treatment is to decrease the ldl in your blood and to raise the hdl. For every 1% decrease in cholesterol level, your risk of heart disease is reduced 2%. A diet high in fiber and low in total fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol can help to lower cholesterol levels. For more information on changes you can make in your diet, see health maintenance: controlling cholesterol. You will need to lose weight if you are overweight. You should also exercise as recommended by your health care provider. If diet and exercise are not enough to reduce your cholesterol level, your health care provider may prescribe drugs. Among the drugs commonly used are cholestyramine, niacin, gemfibrozil, atorvastatin, fluvastatin, lovastatin, pravastatin, and simvastatin. Each medicine has slightly different effects. Sometimes you will need to take more than one medicine to decrease your total cholesterol. Your health care provider will choose the best medicines for you. How can I take care of myself and prevent high cholesterol? in addition to changing your diet, you can help lower your cholesterol by the following? get more exercise, especially aerobic exercise. Ask your health care provider about an exercise prescription. Start slowly to avoid injury. Exercise helps raise hdl levels, improve circulation, decrease body fat, and tone muscles? don't smoke? maintain a normal weight? have your cholesterol levels and weight checked by your health care provider.
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I am 49 year old male my triglyceride is 350 total cholesterol is normal hdl ldl vldl is normal limit I am on tab. Atorvastatin 10 mg od. And olsertan 20 mg. Od. Bp 130/80.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 49 year old male my triglyceride is 350 total cholesterol is normal hdl ldl vldl is normal limit I am on tab. At...
Hello dear High triglycerides and 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,. Cod liver oil. Take anti cholesterol medicines .
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Sir before2years my TMT test was positive but my CT angiography was negative I started medication for BP Angizor 50 starcad beta 25 clopitorva10 and flumusa after 2 years my TMT again came Mild positive pl help what can I do?

MBBS, M.S, M. Ch, F.I.A.C.S
Cardiologist, Chennai
Sir before2years my TMT test was positive but my CT angiography was negative I started medication for BP Angizor 50 s...
You need. A regular follow up by your cardiologist. Cholesterol should be low. Diabetes to be controlled. Stop smoking. Olive oil for cooking. Plenty of vegetable and fruits. Exercise. Meditation. Treadmill test every year.
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My skin is pale. Cold hand n feet. No appetite. Weakness, sometimes having low Blood pressure . Joint pain back pain. N not having periods for more than 1 month. please tell me whats the reason of not getting periods. What to do now.

DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Bhavnagar
My skin is pale. Cold hand n feet. No appetite. Weakness, sometimes having low Blood pressure . Joint pain back pain....
First of all do pregnancy test at home with first morning sample of urine tomorrow. All these symptoms may be because of pregnancy only.
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I am suffering from acidity for the last 2 one and I have chest pain whenever, can you suggest what can I do.

MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Delhi
I am suffering from acidity for the last 2 one and I have chest pain whenever, can you suggest what can I do.
Avoid tea/coffee alcohol, smoking spicy food. Life style changes and food habbits can solve your problem easily. Chew your food properly. Avoid outside food. Walk about 3-5 kms daily. There should be gap of 2hrs after dinner and sleep. Small and frequent meals is of help. Keep your blood sugar controlled. Raise your bed about 4" from headend side. Get your gastroendoscopy done. Tab nexpro-l 1 tab empty stomach. Consult doctor.
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Sir/Madam I am suffering from chest pain Pain is raising from the upper side and left side of my stomach. I done all test as angeography, x ray, ultrasound, tmt,eco, blood test urin test cholestrol rest, ecg,uric acid test all test are normal but yet I am not well please advise me thanks

MBBS, MD - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Pain Management Specialist, Jaipur
It could be a case of costosternal syndrome or GERD. Consult nearby doctor. He will prescribe you medication or injection procedure.
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Sir, Which type of cholesterol is leads to heart attack. Modern studies proved cholesterol is not a problem for heart attack. What is your opinion.

MBBS, PG Diploma In Clinical Cosmetology (PGDCC)
Cardiologist, Purba
Sir, Which type of cholesterol is leads to heart attack. Modern studies proved cholesterol is not a problem for heart...
Ldl cholesterol is bad for heart it along with other factor develop plaque wjich obstruct blood glow to heart muscle/brain, and complete obstruction cause heart attack.
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I am 45 years old and my triglycerides level is above 400 always but no hypertension, diabetes, or any other complication. Even other lipid profile factors are also normal. My parents do not have any health challenges. I am a moderate eater of vegetarian foods with physical activities. Please advise - what may be the reason and the solution too. Thank you in advance.

General Physician (AM)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Chandigarh
High carbohydrate diet high fat diet idiopathic (constitutional) renal failure, nephrotic syndrome lipoprotein lipase deficiency - deficiency of this water soluble enzyme, that hydrolyzes triglycerides in lipoproteins, leads to elevated levels of triglycerides in the blood. Inhibitors hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) eat lots of garlic. If you cant have it get it homeopathically allium sativum,(biochemic) nat phos 30x avoid all types of fats and red meat. Requires detailed questioning so as to ascertain your personality and to treat you symptomatically. Treatment is available, safe and without side effects in biochemic system of medication. Consult me in private.
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My wife is in her 6th month of pregnancy. We planned for a day trip by car considering that she have been diagnosed with low lying placenta. Is it advisable to have a long trip by car?

MD - Clinica Biodicity, MBBS
Cardiologist, Delhi
My wife is in her 6th month of pregnancy. We planned for a day trip by car considering that she have been diagnosed w...
Please consult a gynaecologist. With a low lying placenta long trips by car and stress are normally not recommended.
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I am 21 year girl since past few mont m experiencing constant back pain. sometimes I feel my vision is blur nd I hv low bp problem. Wat cn I do?

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Physiotherapist, Kota
I am 21 year girl since past few mont m experiencing constant back pain. sometimes I feel my vision is blur nd I hv l...
Back pain or HIP PAIN k liye back isometrics exercise kijiye or hot fragmentations kijiye. For word bandings mat kijiye. Long time ek hi positins m mat rahiye. Breegings exercise bilateral or single leg rotation kijiye phle without weight kijiye fir 1-2kg weight cuff se kijiye rotations kijiye leg single -single than avoide kijiye stair clabbings sweelings ho to ice ki massage kijiye back pain ko ap darr mat smjiye ap low back belt bi use m laa sakte h vo kisi bi tarah k jurck se apko bacha ti h deep breathing exercise kijiye I hope get well soon… thnx. Shoulder pain or elbow pain or HAND PAIN k liye ap ice massage kijiye … jurck se bachiye or shoulder wheeler exercise kijiye. Clapping kijiye. Sweeling aye to ice massage kijiye ……rotation krte rahiye. Elbow m pain ho to ap ultra sound lgaiye 4-10 days pulley exercise kijiye or weight cuff bandh kr 1-2kg k weight cuff se pendullaer exercise kijiye…. I hope get well soon thnx. Wrist pain k liye stimuleter ka use kr sakte h …. Or fingers k liye mobilization bi krsakte h I hope get well soon……thnx Leg pain k liye calf stretchings or periformis stretchings or T. F. L stretching ilio psos muscles ki stretching kijiye sweelings ho to ice pack kijiye or sweeling nhi ho to hot pack ka use ap kijiye. Heel track kijiye… weight cuff 1-2kg use kijiye or leg exercise kijitye hips up nd down exercise kijiye…. Walking kijiye phle edii rakiye fir panjaa rakijiye 6-9 kaadaam chalet huye apni walking ki capacity incress kijiye daily 1000 kaadaam ap chaliye …deep breath lijiye pani jada se jada pijiye ……. Long sitting, standing, clambing avoide kijiye I hope ap jaldi ache ho jayege thnx. KNEE PAIN k liye ap knee cap use kijiye …or hot fragmentation kijiye jada stair clambbings mat kijiye…. Long sitting or standing mat kijiye……. Heel track kijiye 4-5 time, ediii panjaa kr k chaliye 1000 kaadaam………. ANKLE PAIN k liye ap ice se massage kijiye …. Quick stretch kijiye or tempoline kr sakte h ap……for jumping……ankle toe movement kijiye countinu…. Weightcuuff bandh kr 1-2 kg k ap sit to stand kr sakte ho……. I hope ap jaldi theek ho jaayege thnx……
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