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Dr. Jai Shankar

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Cardiology

Cardiologist, Chennai

21 Years Experience  ·  450 at clinic
Dr. Jai Shankar MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Cardiology Cardiologist, Chennai
21 Years Experience  ·  450 at clinic
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Dr. Jai Shankar is an experienced Cardiologist in Mogappair West, Chennai. He has been a successful Cardiologist for the last 21 years. He is a qualified MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Cardiology . You can consult Dr. Jai Shankar at Madras Medical Mission Hospital in Mogappair West, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Jai Shankar on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - University of Madras - 1996
MD - General Medicine - Australian National University College of Medicine, Biology & Environment - 2000
DM - Cardiology - Guangdong Medical College - 2004
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Indian Academy of Echocardiography

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I am 38years old male suffering from high cholesterol and uric acid stone diagnosed last yr. Can I go for body building and take muscle supplement now.

MBBS, DMCH, DEM
General Physician, Jaipur
I am 38years old male suffering from high cholesterol and uric acid stone diagnosed last yr. Can I go for body buildi...
Apart from low fat, low sugar diet, excercise is good for reducing cholestrol levels. But taking muscle suppliments are not advisable, you should consult dietician for appropiate diet for you, keeping high uric acid and cholestrol in mind. Drink plenty of water.
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The Effects of High Blood Pressure on the Body!!

MD - Microbiology, House Job Certificate ( SKIN & STD) , MBBS
General Physician, Gurgaon
The Effects of High Blood Pressure on the Body!!

Are you suffering from hypertension? This medical condition occurs when your blood pressure level increases rapidly. Hypertension may occur because of several reasons and it can interfere with the overall functioning of the body affecting different parts. It may lead to severe health hazards, such as stroke, heart failure and heart diseases. 

Other body parts like kidneys, eyes and limbs may also be affected by hypertension. Here are the various effects of hypertension on different parts of the body:

  1. Circulatory system: High blood pressure may cause arteries to stretch too much, which leads to damage. A scar tissue may develop within the arteries over a period of time. This is a condition known as atherosclerosis, which traps cholesterol and plaque, leading to coronary artery disease. When the heart’s left ventricle gets thickened, the ability to pump blood gets disrupted. Trapped blood may result in blood clots, which block and narrow the arteries, causing a stroke or heart attack. Chest pain and arrhythmias are also likely to occur from high blood pressure.
  2. Central nervous system: An unsteady supply of oxygen in the blood leads to the dysfunction of the brain. Narrowed arteries and blood clot block the flow of blood to the brain and this is referred to as a transient ischemic attack or a mini stroke. People with this condition are more likely to experience a full stroke, if the blood supply to the brain shuts off completely. Hypertension is the biggest risk factor for strokes. Mild cognitive impairment and vascular dementia are other effects on the central nervous system due to hypertension. Retinopathy occurs when there is some damage in the blood vessels, which carry blood to the eyes. It causes bleeding and builds fluid in the retina.
  3. Excretory system: The kidneys too are affected when there is a lack of oxygenated blood supply and they cannot function normally. Due to restricted blood supply, the kidneys may become inefficient at removing toxins for which you may need a kidney transplant or dialysis.  
  4. Sexual dysfunction: Hypertension may lead to certain sexual dysfunctions in men and women. In men, the insufficient supply of blood to the penis will prevent him from achieving a proper erection during sex. Chronic high blood pressure may affect arteries and blood vessels, which lead to the penis and result in erectile dysfunction. In women, the blood flow to the vagina is affected due to hypertension. This leads to vaginal dryness, decreased libido, painful intercourse and pain during intercourse. 

Hypertension affects all the vital organs of the body. Hence, it is important for everyone to keep their blood pressure under check and in case of hypertension, proper management is required to reduce the various risks associated. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a General Physician.

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My wife age is 33 years and weight is 42 kg. She have a low blood pressure problem one week before her periods. She feel weakness.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Mandi
Ashwagandha capsules 2 be for 1 month Dashmoolaarisht 4tsf + equal water /twice a day after 1 hr of meal For one month Punarnava mandur 2 tab daily Beet root use daily Fruits n plenty of fluids For any more details n follow up U can contact me on my person chat.
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LOT OF COUGH SOMETIMES DURING SLEEP ALSO, WITH CONGESTED LUNGS HARD CHEST BREATHE, NO SLEEP DUE TO BREATHING AND COUGH PROBLEM, When coughing double sound of flum in lungs, only happens when she eats lot of sweets grilled food and during mopping dust allergy, can you say which doctor to consult chest specialist only.Please tell.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
LOT OF COUGH SOMETIMES DURING SLEEP ALSO, WITH CONGESTED LUNGS HARD CHEST BREATHE, NO SLEEP DUE TO BREATHING AND COUG...
Take pranacharya kasantak syrup 2-2 tsf in hot water twice a day. Take sitopaladi. Praval and tankan bhasm churna with honey 3-4 times a day. Take ginger black pepper and basil leaves tea. Gargle with hot water (salted) avoid milk. Cold drinks. Take hot water steam.
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I have blood pressure more than the normal rate. The same started just before two months. What I can do for reducing bp.

BHMS
Homeopath, Gandhinagar
I have blood pressure more than the normal rate. The same started just before two months. What I can do for reducing bp.
Hello, avoid salty, sweet and fried food, along with that do pranayam specially anulomb vilom. Avoid taking water after eating for 1hour. Drink small amount of water at small interval. Homoeopathic medicine rauwalfia q can help you but dose can be decided according to how much pressure is high.
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My friends is 25 years old.i am suffering from low blood pressure . How can mach?

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
HI, Follow these tips to increase your blood pressure: 1. Increase intake of salt by adding salt to curds rice and taking pickles along with curds rice. 2. Drink plenty of fluids like Nimbu pani, tender coconut, water, buttermilk, fresh fruit juices,etc. 3.Drink hot coffee or tea when you feel dizzy. 4. Take sound sleep for 7-8 hours at night. 5. Avoid standing for too long hours. 6. Do yoga and meditation which helps to relieve mental stress and control emotions. 7. Avoid anxiety, stress and depression. 8. Perform regular exercises. 9. Consume lots of fresh green leafy vegatables, fruits, sprouts, high protein diet, etc. 10. Check your Hb% and BP with your family doctor and take their advise for further management.
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I have high cholesterol problem. I already started ignoring oily food. Is there any thing else that will help me.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I have high cholesterol problem. I already started ignoring oily food. Is there any thing else that will help me.
For control high T.G. and high/ bad cholesterol eat whole grain foods, green veg., juice, plenty of water at least 8 glass of water in a day. Avoid high cholesterol foods, oily, fatty, junk, fast foods, foods from out sided, Go for walk daily, do yoga, cycling, any good exercise i.e cycling , avoid stress, try to take good sleep at night. Checkup your body by blood tests and physical examination at regular time.
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Recently I knw that I have a problem of tuberculosis. From the reports it is found that it is the earlier stage so it can be cured. But I am not sure about about my disease. So can you please tell me the symptoms of tuberculosis and how it can be cured in earlier stage. And one more thing I am a diabetes patient also since 25 years.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Recently I knw that I have a problem of tuberculosis. From the reports it is found that it is the earlier stage so it...
Fever with cough since many days with loss of appetite and weight are few symptoms of tuberculosis and we have to start medication if we have confirmation of the disease and take medicine properly for cure.
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Dear sir my chest is very painful process but time to time. Low and high systematic problems so please help me. With regards.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Dear sir my chest is very painful process but time to time. Low and high systematic problems so please help me.
With ...
For pain take tablet paracetamol 650 mg and Get your vital parameters of the body checked from a nearby doctor and revert back with findings
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Doctors said im having angina kindly tell me the causes of angina and how dangerous it is ?

MBBS
General Physician,
Doctors said im having angina kindly tell me the causes of angina and how dangerous it is ?
Cause of angina pectoris is decreased blood supply to the heart due to arterial compromise, and the causes of coronary arterial problems are very many high cholesterol levels high bp diabetes mellitus family history smoking alcoholism sedentary lifestyle obesity etc. It is very dangerous because it leads to myocardial infarction routinely called as heart attack. Regards.
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Hello Dr. I got fever from 15 days. Its typhoid. But their is lots of pain in my neck and middle chest. What should I do?

MBBS
General Physician, Bangalore
Hello Dr. I got fever from 15 days. Its typhoid. But their is lots of pain in my neck and middle chest. What should I...
Hi lybrate-user, You dint mention if you took treatment for typhoid. If you dint send the Widal test reports. After checking the levels, we cAn start you on treatment. Till then take healthy nutritious diet. Avoid too much oil n spice in food. Hydrate yourself more. Take adequate water. Have good sleep. your pain in neck n chest cud b becos of myalgia. Take an analgesic for your pain.
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All You Need To Know About Heart Attack Symptoms

MD - Consultant Physician
Cardiologist, Kolkata
All You Need To Know About Heart Attack Symptoms
Symptoms of heart attack

A heart attack (myocardial infarction) should not be confused with stroke or heart failure. It is the condition which causes major damage to heart muscles because of sudden blockage by a blood clot. The most common symptom of heart attack happens to be chest pain. Heart failure and ventricular fibrillation are probably the most common complications in this condition.

Clear symptoms of heart attack are:

1. Feeling vaguely ill - very vague feeling of illness is one symptom. You cannot really put your finger on what is wrong with you, but you do feel unwell.

2. Pain in left arm - pain in the arm, mainly the left arm is also one of the symptoms of an impending heart attack.

3. Sweating and heartburn - a lot of people have reported experiencing sweating, indigestion and heartburn before a heart attack. If you are sweating profusely and without any particular reasons, or having an unbearable heartburn, consult a medical specialist immediately.

4. Chest pain - feeling of fullness or tightness in the chest followed by pain is also a symptom of a heart attack. A lot of people have reported to ignore it; kindly don't.

5. Breathlessness - sudden shortness of breath and inability to do a lot of work at one point of time is not a good thing. This could be an indication of a heart attack.

6. Silent attack - the scariest of all is silent heart attack. At times, it comes with no symptoms at all. A person could be visibly physically fit, and suddenly have an attack. This usually happens with those who are suffering from diabetes mellitus.

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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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I am 60. I suffer from certain heart ailments including the high blood pressure. For the last two months. I am gripped with anxiety and wrong thoughts keep disturbing me. Also if myself loosing trust on me. Does Ayurvedia provides effective medication.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am 60. I suffer from certain heart ailments including the high blood pressure. For the last two months. I am grippe...
Apart from taking symptomatic treatment I will suggest you to take tablet folvite twice a day for two weeks and revert back with your findings
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My father is suffering from Hypertension problem but at afternoon time 11 to 2 pm his heart beat increases and he start sweating and shivering also. Also in echo test his EF is 60% which might be low. So please advice me what should I do now.

MBBS, D.Card(PGDCC)
Cardiologist, Greater Noida
My father is suffering from Hypertension problem but at afternoon time 11 to 2 pm his heart beat increases and he sta...
Dear lybrate-user 60% EF is considered to be normal provided there is no segmental weakness. Furtehermore sudden symptoms may be a cause of sudden increase in BP or sudden abnormal heart rhythm & both of them should be investigated. 24 hr ECG Monitor (Holter) or 24 hr ambulatory BP may give you the answer if it happen frequently. As of now you should consult a cardiologist & evaluate the likly complication of high BP.
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I am 27 years old and I have to ask one question that I have heart problem called merphonoid so please give me any solutions for it. I feel chest pain since 2 years ago. Please reply thanks.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I am 27 years old and I have to ask one question that I have heart problem called merphonoid so please give me any so...
Marfan syndrome is a genetic disorder that affects the body’s connective tissue. Connective tissue holds all the body’s cells, organs and tissue together. Because connective tissue is found throughout the body, Marfan syndrome can affect many different parts of the body, as well. Features of the disorder are most often found in the heart, blood vessels, bones, joints, and eyes. it doesnot require treatment for the syndrome itselfbut the complications of heart valves etc if problematic can be cured by surgery
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I am suffering for chest pain and I am suffering for cough so what should be suggest for me?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am suffering for chest pain and I am suffering for cough so what should be suggest for me?
Hello. Take homoeopathic medicine - schwabe's alpha-coff and glyzyrrhiza glabra 1x - both thrice a day daily for 4 days. Management: - avoid cold drinks and fried food, take healthy food. -avoid exposure to air-conditioner or cold air (wrap a warm stole or muffler around neck). -avoid excessive or rough use of your voice/ shouting. -gargle with warm water and salt 3 times a day and take steam-inhalation once before going to bed. Home remedies for cough: -stir some into some hot tea for comforting cough relief. You can also eat a spoonful of honey before bed to help calm coughs. -warm saltwater gargles help moisturize your throat, which can quiet coughs. -drink peppermint tea to help relieve coughs. -brew a eucalyptus tea by steeping a few fresh or dried eucalyptus leaves in hot water for 15 minutes. Drink this tea up to 3 times a day to help soothe a sore throat and calm coughs. -make a hot ginger tea to help soothe a chronic cough. -turmeric is a traditional cough remedy that many people have found effective for coughs. Try mixing half a teaspoon of turmeric powder in a glass of warm milk. You can also try turmeric powder and a teaspoon of honey for dry cough.
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C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
How to recognize cardiac arrest

Rapid recognition of cardiac arrest is the essential first step of successful cpr 10.

As per guidelines, the lay rescuer who witnesses a person collapse or comes across an apparently unresponsive person should confirm unresponsiveness by tapping the person on the shoulder and shouting" are you all right"

If the person does not respond, the rescuer calls for help or ambulance and initiates excellent chest compressions.

Lay rescuers should not attempt to assess the victim?s pulse and, unless the patient has what appear to be normal respirations, should assume the patient is apneic or without respiration.

Remember even well?trained professionals can have difficulty determining if breathing is adequate or pulses are present in unresponsive adults.

After assessing responsiveness, health care providers should quickly check the patient?s pulse.

While doing so, it is reasonable to visually assess the patient?s respirations.

It is appropriate to assume the patient is in cardiac arrest if there is no breathing or abnormal breathing (gasping) or if a pulse cannot be readily palpated within 10 seconds.

The key point is not to delay cpr.
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I am 53 years old. I am suffering from periferial vascular disease. Due to which I feel severe pain in my left leg while walking only. Angiography done by doctor in which left illeca artery totly blocked. Please suggest me.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Ranchi
The condition is called intermittent claudication due to obstruction of major vessel. First of all surgical intervention will be needed to relieve the block. Long term medication (blood thinning agent like warfarin) may be needed thereafter. I would be better able to help you out if you give me detail history with the reports. Regards.
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My dad expired last year in a road accident. It was impossible to bear with the loss but I am controlling myself. But my mother is in a very bad state. She is depressed and has got bp problems. Sometimes its 200. Please help.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
My dad expired last year in a road accident. It was impossible to bear with the loss but I am controlling myself. But...
Dear lybrate user, I am very sorry to hear about your loss. Losing your dad at this age and in a road accident must have been very traumatic for you. You and your mother are going through a very difficult phase in your life. Your dad's tragic and sudden death has affected you both, but in different ways. There is loss support and sudden increase in the responsibilities for you both. This might be causing a huge burden on you both and you might be feeling insecure and lost. At this difficult time when you are emotionally stressed out, it will be difficult for you to live life normally. You may need some more time to come out of this grief. It is advisable to share your sad feelings with each other and/or with your respective friends and relatives. You both need to talk about your pain with someone. It will relieve you of some pain and sadness. I hope your mother is on medication for bp. I would suggest that you both take an appointment with a counsellor, who will help you in this difficult situation so that eventually you both can move on with life. Take care.
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