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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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Y have in chest pain in this age group without heart pain and pain goes to hand also.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Y have in chest pain in this age group without heart pain and pain goes to hand also.
Chest pain causes 1. Heart disease 2. Stress, anxiety 3. Lack of exercise 4. Sedentary life style 5. Obesity (over weight) 6. Smoking, tobacco and alcohol consumption 7. Excess oily, fatty, cholesterol rich diet, junk food 8. Hyperacidity, musculr pain 9. Heredity and genetic factor prevention follow the advice given below 1. Avoid stress and strain 2. Do regular exercise, yoga, meditation, deep breathing exercise like pranayama etc. It will calm your mind, control your emotion and relieve stress 3 avoid alcohol, smoking and tobacco consumption. 4. Take bland diet, avoid spicy, oily, fatty and junk food 5. Take paracetamol 500mg one tablet sos after food up to a maximum of three tablets daily, at the time of chest pain 6. Drink plenty of water and take rest. 7. If you have recurrent attack of chest pain take ecg and consult cardiologist.
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I've been having this pain in my left upper back for a while. It feels sore and painful whenever I turn or lie down. I feel pain in my upper left chest when I press on one rib there or when I bend. The pain forces me to cough. I did an ECG and a blood test for a clot and a chest xray and all results were normal. I'd like to know what might be the causes for that pain.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I've been having this pain in my left upper back for a while. It feels sore and painful whenever I turn or lie down. ...
Dear lybrateuser, - Your problem could be due to muscular & bony problem - do not exert, bend, lift up weight - do hot fomentation of the affected area three times a day - apply pain relief gel thrice a day, do not rub apply lightly - take a pain relief tablet after meals if pain is more.
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My mother has hypertension, sugar, right bundle branch block. Recently she is feeling an unusual tremor in a particular nerve near neck at the left side towards the chin. She is also suffering from sleep less Ness. We have consulted several doctor to no result. She is becoming extremely weak. Can't eat properly. What to do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Thane
My mother has hypertension, sugar, right bundle branch block. Recently she is feeling an unusual tremor in a particul...
Start with Essentia aurea drops (Dr wilmar shawbe ,German) 15 drops in 1/4 cup of water drink thrice a day for 30 days Syzigium jambolanum 1X (Dr wilmar shawbe.german) 2 tabs to be chewed thrice a day before meals Take these medicines alongwith the medicines that she is already taking. Let me know how she feels as further treatment can be decided
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I am a 30 years old male, I have very high bp, I don't use medicines, please advice an alternative as I don't want to use tablets.

MBBS, MD-General Medicine, DM - Cardiology
Cardiologist, Secunderabad
I am a 30 years old male, I have very high bp, I don't use medicines, please advice an alternative as I don't want to...
Hello lybrate-user. It's natural to wish not to use any medicine for your bp. Well there are alternative means for controlling bp. Although not as effective as medicine but they can be tried at first particularly when your bp is in high normal or borderline range. Low salt diet, foods rich in fruits n vegetables and containing less of sugars and fats, getting good n regular sleep, moderate and regular exercise atleast 30 minutes per day, avoiding stress and anxiety are some of the measures that can be tried. But you should remember that controlling bp should be your aim with or without medicines. Thank you and good luck.
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Dryness in eyes. Sometimes watering of eyes. Blood pressure is normal. And no other diseases. Sometimes flakes of dandruff also seen on eyelids. Please tell the medicines.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
Dryness in eyes. Sometimes watering of eyes. Blood pressure is normal. And no other diseases. Sometimes flakes of dan...
Try the following remedy it will surely help you 1. Take 1 cup warm milk 2. Add ½ tsp liquorice powder 3. Add ¼ tsp clarified butter 4. Add 1 tsp honey 5. Mix well 6. Drink this every day 7. For better results, drink it at bedtime 8. Continue this for 3 months Causes: • Excessive time spent watching TV • Staring at computer screens • Excessive reading • Exposure to harmful pollutants in the air Surely you will get results.
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I gastritis and sugar, pressure patient and also heart side pain .sugar 180 ppbs and pressure 140/80. My daily problem is gas it fill in stomach within 5 minutes and then my heart tight and also back pain, and half hand pain ,then my pressure up 150 and I am worried go to hospital doctor give pantropzole and lesuride injection then I relax. This problem week 3 times. Number of doctor's like gastroenterologist ,Md visited but I suffer from that. 2 d eco, ecg,endoscopy done but nothing comes on. Some doctor's say anxiety and suffer from panic attacks. But I still not relax so let me guide whom I consult and which type of medical examination?

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I gastritis and sugar, pressure patient and also heart side pain .sugar 180 ppbs and pressure 140/80. My daily proble...
Good to know that your reports for heart are normal, blood sugar pp levels are under control. Keep it up reduce anxiety. Change food habits so that there is no need to take ppi s group for acidity (lots of side effects are reported over long term use) drink some warm liquid every 2 hours so that acid in stomach is washed away, does not get chance to get collected. You can take warm water with lemon and honey (calories? cut it in other items) warm clear soup. Green tea with lemon coconut water-fresh. Ginger tea. Dry toast absorbs acid too but look into calories and make adjustments. Good luck.
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I am 43 years old, female. I have fatty liver and ischemic heart problem and high cholesterol. I take regular ceruvin 75 What food is perfect for me?

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I am 43 years old, female. I have fatty liver and ischemic heart problem and high cholesterol. I take regular ceruvin...
No fats. Lots of lemon juices or oranges plus other citrus fruits. Do exercise as it burns the fat. Apple cider vinegar plus a spoon of honey with water taken several times in a day does help few people. You can try. Reduce your weight by simple diet of no fats and no sugars and lots of salads plus just one simple meal per day. Do write back after a month.
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I am Mihir from Rajkot and suffering from low blood pressure and vomit and dierea since 3.5 years and sinus from 1 year. Waiting for local doctor for diagnose. Thank you.

MBBS, MS - ENT
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Ahmedabad
Sinus problem should be evaluated by nasal endoscopy and ct scan of sinus. This will give us idea about extent and severity of problem. So that we will come to know that you will improve with medicines or you need surgery and if surgery than what kind of surgery. By that time you try to avoid dust smokes perfumes and pollutants. Take steam inhalation.
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I have chest pain since 10 months my ECG report and chest x Ray is normal now days my right hand ring finger is pain I think it like my nurvey is pain what is the reason for this Also ok suggest me what is the cost for stress cardiogram Test.

PGD Maternal Child Health, MBBS
General Physician, Akola
I have chest pain since 10 months my ECG report and chest x Ray is normal now days my right hand ring finger is pain ...
More likely to be cervical neuralgia due to pinching of nerves in cervical vertebrae. Get one x ray cervical spine to confirm. Syop using pillowsbelow the head, dont work with forward bending of neck for long. Do back bending exercises of neck. You should be relieved of the pain. You may not need Stress ECG unless your pain starts only after some exertion like walking, running etc.
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I have query regarding. Does medicines remove blockage in heart arteries which cause heart failure in future.

DM - Cardiology, MD-Internal Medicine , MBBS
Cardiologist, Delhi
I have query regarding. Does medicines remove blockage in heart arteries which cause heart failure in future.
Hi lybrate-user, medicines can cause stabilization and even slight regression of blockages but can not totally remove it. If the blockage is so severe that it can cause heart failure in future, then it should be treated with angioplasty or bypass surgery before it causes damage to the heart.
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I am suffering from dry cough for last one week and I am suffering chest pain whenever I cough hard. Can you suggest me what should be done?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am suffering from dry cough for last one week and I am suffering chest pain whenever I cough hard. Can you suggest ...
Dear lybrateuser, -Avoid cold fluids, have more of warm fluids, water, tea, coffee, milk, soup -take a teaspoon of honey in warm water or green tea in the morning -take syrup Chericof, 2 teaspoonful three times a day -take tablet Levocetirizine, 5mg once daily in the evening -have 6-7 glasses of water per day for sufficient hydration -if pain or irritation in the throat then do warm salt water gargles three times a day.
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I am 45 male suffering from high Blood pressure. Presently taking Telma 80H. Also have diabetes problems. Suggest me the best medicine to control my above diseases.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am 45 male suffering from high Blood pressure. Presently taking Telma 80H. Also have diabetes problems. Suggest me ...
Mr Manoj, Hypertension and diabetes usually are seen together in many persons. Apart from taking appropriate medication, it essential to adapt a modified lifestyle, which means having a balanced and restricted diet, exercising regularly for more than 1 hour a day, avoiding sweets, deep fried foods, junk foods, alcohol and smoking. In case of hypertension salt intake also has to be low(2.3 g/day). From the data it is not clear what is level of blood pressure, which drugs are being taken for treating diabetes and current fasting and PP sugar leves and HbA1c%. Plus also inform you are exercising regularly, as your BMI is 26.19 kgs, which is high. Plus inform about dietary pattern. It will be good if you come in a private conversation with these details, where I will be able to give specific suggestions.
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Doc recently came to know my dad had block in heart. But the size of the block and no. Of the block results not yet come. He is really frustrated. How serious is this issue? He also had some other problems like diabetes and living with a single kidney. Pls tell me how serious this issue is? I am totally frustrated because of this.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Doc recently came to know my dad had block in heart. But the size of the block and no. Of the block results not yet c...
Dear Lybrateuser, -The degree of block will be known when results come ,depending on it your cardiologist will suggest treatment -the higher the degree of block, the requirement of a pacemaker or bypass surgery increases & the blood supply to the heart becomes better -also he should take care of diabetes & kidney, should have a proper nutritious diet, sufficient fluid intake as advised -do regular exercise without straining too much, also can do yoga & deep breathing exercises for 5-10 min in the morning -keep stress level low, sleep well for 7-8 hrs in the night, take medication on time, get checked up regularly & he will be fine.
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Hi my self Bhagwan Sahai Verma 59 years old having BP and taking medication for BP. Now a days my ankle and feet are swelled and having pain in joints of my thumb. Please advice.

MD - Internal Medicine
General Physician, Khammam
Hi my self Bhagwan Sahai Verma 59 years old having BP and taking medication for BP. Now a days my ankle and feet are ...
Hello as you are a bp patient, take salt restricted diet swelling of legs is common if your bp is not under control. Go to physician get an ecg and bp checked up. Thank you.
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Health Benefits of Dates

B.H.M.S
Homeopath, Kolkata
Health Benefits of Dates -

1) Dates are free from cholesterol and contain very low fat. Dates are rich in vitamins and minerals.

2) They are rich source of protein, dietary fiber and rich in vitamin B1, B2, B3 and B5 along with vitamin A1 and C.

3) It helps improve the digestive system as it contains soluble and insoluble fibers and different kinds of amino acids.

4) Dates are great energy boosters as they contain natural sugars like glucose, sucrose and fructose. To get more advantage add dates to milk and make it a very nutritious snack.

5)Dates are very low in calories and are extremely suitable for health conscious people.

6) Dates are rich in potassium and reduced in sodium. This helps regulate a healthy nervous system. Researches have revealed the fact that potassium intake up to a certain extent can reduce risk of stroke.

7) Dates also help in lowering of the LDL cholesterol.

8) Dates have high iron content and are very useful in treating anemia. The patients can eat many dates for better advantages.

9) Dates also have fluorine that slows down the process of tooth decay.

10) It helps people suffering from constipation. Soak dates overnight and take it along with water to have added advantage.

11) Dates help in weight gain and are beneficial for those who suffer from over slimming problem.

12) Dates are excellent for alcoholic intoxication.Cures abdominal cancer.

13) It also helps in improving eye sight and helps in curing night blindness as well.
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Am 21 years male. Am suffering serious mental torture because I lost my girlfriend. Worst part is my friend who was next to me cheated me. He disclosed my secret relation which I had with another girl.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Am 21 years male. Am suffering serious mental torture because I lost my girlfriend. Worst part is my friend who was n...
Hello, take Natrum mur 200 ch , 5 drops, single dose. Kali phos 6X , 5 tabs twice daily. Do meditation for half an hour , daily in the morning. Try to keep yourself busy in other activities. Take care.
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I am having headache very frequently for the last few months along with swelling of legs. On measurement of BP I think I'm hypertensive (154/98mm Hg). U/S whole abdomen revealed nothing. Plss help.

MBBS
General Physician,
I am having headache very frequently for the last few months along with swelling of legs. On measurement of BP I thin...
you blood pressure is slightly on the higherbside .high blood pressure often damages small arteries in the kidneys reducing their blood flow thus preventing the kidneys from removingbthe waste products a mm d extra fluid in the body this build up extra fluid in the body causes swelling, oedema which can raise the blood pressure more leading to vicious cycle oeadema most commonly menifest in the hands, arms,,ankles,legs, and feet. best thing to consult a medical specialists
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I have heart pain and it is happening to me very often every day. I want to get rid of that whats should I do?

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I have heart pain and it is happening to me very often every day. I want to get rid of that whats should I do?
Examples of heart-related causes of chest pain include: Heart attack. A heart attack is a result of a blood clot that's blocking blood flow to your heart muscle. Angina. Thick plaques can gradually build up on the inner walls of the arteries that carry blood to your heart. These plaques narrow the arteries and restrict the heart's blood supply, particularly during exertion. Aortic dissection. This life-threatening condition involves the main artery leading from your heart — your aorta. If the inner layers of this blood vessel separate, blood will be forced between the layers and can cause the aorta to rupture. Pericarditis. This condition, an inflammation of the sac surrounding your heart, usually causes sharp pain that gets worse when you breathe in or when you lay down. Digestive causes Chest pain can be caused by disorders of the digestive system, including: Heartburn. This painful, burning sensation behind your breastbone occurs when stomach acid washes up from your stomach into the esophagus — the tube that connects your throat to your stomach. Swallowing disorders. Disorders of the esophagus can make swallowing difficult and even painful. Gallbladder or pancreas problems. Gallstones or inflammation of your gallbladder or pancreas can cause abdominal pain that radiates to your chest. Muscle and bone causes Some types of chest pain are associated with injuries and other problems affecting the structures that make up the chest wall. Examples include: Costochondritis. In this condition, the cartilage of your rib cage, particularly the cartilage that joins your ribs to your breastbone, becomes inflamed and painful. Sore muscles. Chronic pain syndromes, such as fibromyalgia, can produce persistent muscle-related chest pain. Injured ribs. A bruised or broken rib can cause chest pain. Lung-related causes Many lung disorders can cause chest pain, including: Pulmonary embolism. This cause of chest pain occurs when a blood clot becomes lodged in a lung (pulmonary) artery, blocking blood flow to lung tissue. Pleurisy. If the membrane that covers your lungs becomes inflamed, it can cause chest pain that's made worse when you inhale or cough. Collapsed lung. The chest pain associated with a collapsed lung typically begins suddenly and can last for hours. A collapsed lung occurs when air leaks into the space between the lung and the ribs. Pulmonary hypertension. High blood pressure in the arteries carrying blood to the lungs (pulmonary hypertension) also can produce chest pain. Other causes Chest pain can also be caused by: Panic attack. If you have periods of intense fear accompanied by chest pain, rapid heartbeat, rapid breathing, profuse sweating, shortness of breath, nausea, dizziness and a fear of dying, you may be experiencing a panic attack. Shingles. Caused by a reactivation of the chickenpox virus, shingles can produce pain and a band of blisters from your back around to your chest wall. So for heart related cause there are many effective medicines to prevent that pain like arjunarishta....hridyarnava ras....akeek pishti....if breathlessness then shwas kutha ras....shwas chintamani ras....etc....avoid oily food...spicy food...junk food....etc
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I am a 30 years male having problems of high blood pressure and diabetes. What should I do?

General Physician (AM)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Chandigarh
Try eatng lots of garlic. If you cant have it get it homeopathically allium sativum q 5-7 drops thrice a day,(biochemic) nat phos 30x, avoid all types of fats and red meat. (biochemic) kali dichrom, bio combination number 7, (homeo) gymnema sylvestre, syzygium jambolanum. Its for diabetes. 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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