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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 suffering from tb last year amlnd now I am fine but some time I feel very weak and my heart rate get speed. Why?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am suffering from tb last year amlnd now I am fine but some time I feel very weak and my heart rate get speed. Why?
If you have completed full course of your anti tb drugs and have been assessed at the end of the course by a final x ray and blood tests which have shown good healing. You are cured. If you have any doubt. You may simply do a blood test like esr which is a good indicator of disease activity.(normal means no activity. Also a simple cbc of blood to check if your block counts are normal. You may do the check ups and cone hack to this platform. We shall be able to guide you further.
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Sir I have pain in my chest and pain on my tight hnad and pain on right chest. What to do air.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
Sir I have pain in my chest and pain on my tight hnad and pain on right chest. What to do air.
You may be having chest pain due to 1.acidity. 2. severe anxiety 3. muscular problem Local application of Volini gel 1% twice a day for 2-3 day Consult Physician/me for Further Management
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I am 63 years male I am taking medicine from last 8 years now when yesterday I gone for my check up my bp showing 70/120 is it OK I am taking amlokind 5 and lostat h for my bp please suggest is it OK.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am 63 years male I am taking medicine from last 8 years now when yesterday I gone for my check up my bp showing 70/...
Yes your bp is ok but slightly towards lower side-------try to monitor your bp daily -----------------
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What are the control measures can be done in order to reduce blood pressure at home.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
What are the control measures can be done in order to reduce blood pressure at home.
Drink water empty stomach. Keep water in copper jar for 8-10 hrs. Drink this water 10-12 glass daily. Avoid junk or fast food.
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My self Vishwanath 28 years old, kindly suggest how to increase the Good cholesterol.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
My self Vishwanath 28 years old, kindly suggest how to increase the Good cholesterol.
1.Fish and omega-3 fatty acids Eating fatty fish can be heart healthy because of its high levels of omega-3 fatty acids, which can reduce your blood pressure and risk of developing blood clots. In people who have already had heart attacks, fish oil — or omega-3 fatty acids — reduces the risk of sudden death. I recommend eating at least two servings of fish a week. The highest levels of omega-3 fatty acids are in: • Mackerel • Lake trout • Herring • Sardines • Albacore tuna • Salmon • Halibut You should bake or grill the fish to avoid adding unhealthy fats. If you don't like fish, you can also get small amounts of omega-3 fatty acids from foods like ground flaxseed or canola oil. You can take an omega-3 or fish oil supplement to get some of the benefits, but you won't get other nutrients in fish, such as selenium. If you decide to take a supplement, just remember to watch your diet and eat lean meat or vegetables in place of fish. 2. Walnuts, almonds and other nuts Walnuts, almonds and other nuts can reduce blood cholesterol. Rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids, walnuts also help keep blood vessels healthy. Eating about a handful (1.5 ounces, or 42.5 grams) a day of most nuts, such as almonds, hazelnuts, peanuts, pecans, some pine nuts, pistachio nuts and walnuts, may reduce your risk of heart disease. Just make sure the nuts you eat aren't salted or coated with sugar. All nuts are high in calories, so a handful will do. To avoid eating too many nuts and gaining weight, replace foods high in saturated fat with nuts. For example, instead of using cheese, meat or croutons in your salad, add a handful of walnuts or almonds.
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I'm pregnant 22 weeks now. My bp is 130/80. I reduced salt and oil. But it is in the same. What I have to do for normal bp level. Without using medicine how to decrease?

MBBS, DGO, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Gynaecologist, Chennai
I'm pregnant 22 weeks now. My bp is 130/80. I reduced salt and oil. But it is in the same. What I have to do for norm...
Hi.your BP is perfectly normal. No need to decrease.If you are taking any medicine for BP continue the same dosage.If this BP is without any medication it is absolutely normal and you do not need any medication.
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I am 26 years old. I have health phobia. Whenever I check bp it see 140/80 due to stress. please help.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Symptoms of Hypochondria / Health Anxiety vary widely from person to person. Some examples of common obsessions seen in Hypochondria / Health Anxiety are: thinking that a headache is indicative of a brain tumor believing that a cough must be sign of lung cancer assuming that a minor chest pain is a heart attack thinking that a minor sore is a sign of AIDS Some common examples of compulsions seen in Hypochondria / Health Anxiety include: multiple doctor visits, sometimes “doctor-hopping” on the same day multiple medical tests, often for the same alleged condition repetitive checking of the body for symptoms of an alleged medical condition repeatedly avoiding contact with objects or situations for fear of exposure to diseases habitual internet searching for information about illnesses and their symptoms (“Cyberchondria“) It is estimated that 4-6% of the population has clinically significant hypochondria. Furthermore, recent research suggests that up to 10% of all visits to primary care physicians may be due to hypochondriacal fears. As demonstrated above, Hypochondria has numerous obsessive-compulsive features that are quite similar to those of OCD. One essential diffence between the two conditions is that those with OCD often fear getting a disease, while those with hypochondria fear already having a disease. Perhaps the most significant similarity linking OCD and Hypochondria is the cyclical process by which the symptoms of both increase
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My mother in law has high BP, diabetes and thyroid. What foods does she need to avoid?

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
My mother in law has high BP, diabetes and thyroid. What foods does she need to avoid?
Avoid fried foods, oily foods, fast foods, high sugar content /salt content foods. Like mango, banana, chicku. Take home cooked meals with regular medications.
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I am a diabetic, taking glyciphage-500 mg. Yesterday I undergone lipid and hba1c tests. The levels are as follows. 1) hba1c-6.00% 2) s. Cholesterol -201 mgs/dl 3) s. Triglycerides-140 mgs/dl 4) hdl-36 mgs/dl 5) ldl-137 mgs/dl 6) vldl-28 mgs/dl shall I start medicines for cholesterol or any tips to control these levels. Since last two year these levels are maintained. Regards.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I am a diabetic, taking glyciphage-500 mg. Yesterday I undergone lipid and hba1c tests. The levels are as follows. 1)...
according to new guidelines ldl>70 in a diabetic is an indication to start cholesterol lowering drugs,..get in touch with ur doctor as it requires medical supervision
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I am 17 year old and I'm smoking from last 2 year's but know I'm having pain in my chest from last 2 days but know I do not smoke and I have left smoking. What is it. Will I die or suffer a lung cancer please answer me.

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General Physician, Cuttack
I am 17 year old and I'm smoking from last 2 year's but know I'm having pain in my chest from last 2 days but know I ...
Don't worry. You are not having lung cancer.stop smoking.Take paracetamol for chest pain.If no relief take ECG and x ray of chest after consulting doctor
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C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Omega-3 in fish:Eating fish helps your heart

The omega-3 fatty acids in fish are good for your heart. Find out why the heart-healthy benefits of eating fish usually outweigh any risks.

If you're worried about heart disease, eating one to two servings of fish a week could reduce your risk of dying of a heart attack.

For many years, the American Heart Association has recommended that people eat fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids at least twice a week. Doctors have long believed that the unsaturated fats in fish, called omega-3 fatty acids, are the nutrients that reduce the risk of dying of heart disease. However, more recent research suggests that other nutrients in fish or a combination of omega-3 fatty acids and other nutrients in fish may actually be responsible for the health benefits from fish.

Some people are concerned that mercury or other contaminants in fish may outweigh its heart-healthy benefits. However, when it comes to a healthier heart, the benefits of eating fish usually outweigh the possible risks of exposure to contaminants. Find out how to balance these concerns with adding a healthy amount of fish to your diet.

What are omega-3 fatty acids, and why are they good for your heart?

Fish contain unsaturated fatty acids, which, when substituted for saturated fatty acids such as those in meat, may lower your cholesterol. But the main beneficial nutrient appears to be omega-3 fatty acids in fatty fish. Omega-3 fatty acids are a type of unsaturated fatty acid that may reduce inflammation throughout the body. Inflammation in the body can damage your blood vessels and lead to heart disease.

Omega-3 fatty acids may decrease triglycerides, lower blood pressure, reduce blood clotting, decrease stroke and heart failure risk, reduce irregular heartbeats, and in children may improve learning ability. Eating at least one to two servings a week of fish, particularly fish that's rich in omega-3 fatty acids, appears to reduce the risk of heart disease, particularly sudden cardiac death.

Does it matter what kind of fish you eat?

Fatty fish, such as salmon, lake trout, herring, sardines and tuna, contain the most omega-3 fatty acids and therefore the most benefit, but many types of seafood contain small amounts of omega-3 fatty acids.

Are there any kinds of fish you should avoid?

Some fish, such as tilapia and catfish, don't appear to be as heart healthy because they contain higher levels of unhealthy fatty acids. Keep in mind that any fish can be unhealthy depending on how it's prepared. For example, broiling or baking fish is a healthier option than is deep-frying.

Some researchers are concerned about eating fish produced on farms as opposed to wild-caught fish. Researchers think antibiotics, pesticides and other chemicals used in raising farmed fish may cause harmful effects to people who eat the fish.

How much fish should you eat?

For adults, at least two servings of omega-3-rich fish a week are recommended. A serving size is 3.5 ounces (99 grams), or about the size of a deck of cards. Women who are pregnant or plan to become pregnant and young children should limit the amount of fish they eat because they're most susceptible to the potential effects of toxins in fish.

The risk of getting too much mercury or other contaminants from fish is generally outweighed by the health benefits that omega-3 fatty acids have. The main types of toxins in fish are mercury, dioxins and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). The amount of toxins depends on the type of fish and where it's caught.

Mercury occurs naturally in small amounts in the environment. But industrial pollution can produce mercury that accumulates in lakes, rivers and oceans, which turns up in the food fish eat. When fish eat this food, mercury builds up in the bodies of the fish.

Large fish that are higher in the food chain ? such as shark, tilefish, swordfish and king mackerel ? tend to have higher levels of mercury than do smaller fish. Larger fish eat the smaller fish, gaining higher concentrations of the toxin. The longer a fish lives, the larger it grows and the more mercury it can collect.

Pay attention to the type of fish you eat, how much you eat and other information such as state advisories. Each state issues advisories regarding the safe amount of locally caught fish that can be consumed.

Should anyone avoid eating fish because of the concerns over mercury or other contaminants?

If you eat enough fish containing mercury, the toxin can accumulate in your body. It can take as long as a year or more for your body to remove these toxins. Mercury is particularly harmful to the development of the brain and nervous system of unborn children and young children. For most adults, however, it's unlikely that mercury would cause any health concerns.

Still, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommend that these groups limit the amount of fish they eat:

Women who are pregnant or trying to become pregnant
Breast-feeding mothers
Young children
Pregnant women, breast-feeding mothers and children can still get the heart-healthy benefits of fish by eating fish that's typically low in mercury, such as salmon, and limiting the amount they eat to:

No more than 12 ounces (340 grams) of fish in total a week
No more than 6 ounces (170 grams) of canned tuna a week
No amount of any fish that's typically high in mercury (shark, swordfish, king mackerel and tilefish)
Are there any other concerns related to eating fish?

Several recent studies have linked high levels of omega-3 fatty acids in the blood to an increased risk of prostate cancer. But, these studies weren't conclusive, and more research needs to be done to confirm this link. Talk with your doctor about what this potential risk might mean to you.

Can you get the same heart-health benefits by eating other foods that contain omega-3 fatty acids, or by taking omega-3 fatty acid supplements?

Eating fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids and other nutrients appears to provide more heart-healthy benefits than does using supplements. Other non fish food options that do contain some omega-3 fatty acids include flaxseed, flaxseed oil, walnuts, canola oil, soybeans and soybean oil. However, similar to supplements, the evidence of heart-healthy benefits from eating these foods isn't as strong as it is from eating fish.
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I have forgetting problem, weaknessand hyper tension (low bp) what can I do and duodenum ulcer what can I do.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Avoid spicy food in your diet and take Tablet folvite 5mg once a day for six months and tablet vitamin D3 60000iu once a week for six months
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I feel a little pain under my right rib cage. Some time it pain and sometimes not.

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
There is evidence that certain dietary supplements and vitamins can help with certain types of pain. Fish oil is often used to reduce pain associated with swelling. Topical capsaicin, derived from chili peppers, may help with arthritis, diabetic nerve pain, and other conditions. There's evidence that glucosamine can help relieve moderate to severe pain from osteoarthritis in the knee. Do reply back for private consultation. And detailed treatment plan.
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Sir mere papa KO high blood pressure hai, abhi unka blood pressure 156/100 hai. Pahle jab wo doctor KO dikhaye the, doctor ne unhe 'amlovas 5' medicine refer kiye the. 1 mahine 'amlovas 5' use karne ke baad blood pressure puri taraha se kam gaya tha, aur papa vi medicine khana chood diye the, phir jab BP nikla phir papa ne 'amlovas 2.5' uske baad 'amlovas 5' use kiye, abhi wo amlovas AT use kar rahe hain. Par BP kam nenhi raha hai. So sir please give your suggestions about 'what are the measure step he has to taken'

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Sir mere papa KO high blood pressure hai, abhi unka blood pressure 156/100 hai. Pahle jab wo doctor KO dikhaye the, d...
Hello Lybrate user according to ayurveda, Hypertension is referred to as Rakta Capa Vriddhi and it sees the vitiation of vata and pitta doshas as the main cause. Home Remedy- 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. Treatment- 1-take sarpgandha vati twice a day. 2-yogendra ras. Akik bhasm works very good in case of hypertension. 3-Take pranacharya no tens capsule twice a day Diet-avoid salty diet. Oily food. Lower your stress. Do pranayama early morning.
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I am a student. Am 23 years old. At 28th december doctor found my pressure high 150/100. At that time when Dr. was checking my pressure I realized that my heart is pounding so quickly, I think its a panic. Doctor told me its a very dangerous, and I have got tensed. Now in my home when am checking my blood pressure its showing 122/76,122/80. After few days I went to the doctor and he found my pressure dat much high and I observed at that time my heart is running so quickly. I can not even made myself relax during the check and its showing high. Am totally fit before 28th december. Is it ok or there is any kind of problem. Now am to much tensed. please help me. Thank you.

MBBS, MD, MEDICINE
Cardiologist, Chandigarh
I am a student. Am 23 years old. At 28th december doctor found my pressure high 150/100. At that time when Dr. was ch...
Don't worry, it's called as white coat hypertension, tend to increase during reading by a doctor. Do you have family history of high bp, smoking, any giddiness or fainting, chest tightness etc. You monitor your blood pressure thrice a day for week and get back with the readings. Also till have low salt diet. After seeing the readings we can get some tests done. Also try to check the readings with another bp apparatus.
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I am 56 year old my BP is remained 90/145 Please suggest to control height blood pressure and suggest some home remedy to control the high BP.

MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Delhi
I am 56 year old my BP is remained 90/145
Please suggest to control height blood pressure and suggest some home remed...
Restrict salt intake, should have adequate sleep of 8 hrs, stress free and healthy life style etc needed and check your bp weekly and consult.
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My uncle got a stroke in spinal cord and was admitted in Hospital vellore in tamilnadu. Doctors said that there is a blood clot at the back of neck in the spinal cord due to which the legs and hands were completely became in sensible. Will this condition is completely curable?

MBBS, M.S, M. Ch, F.I.A.C.S
Cardiologist, Chennai
My uncle got a stroke in spinal cord and was admitted in  Hospital vellore in tamilnadu.
Doctors said that there is a...
Yes! If it is just compression by clot simply removing clot could restore limbs. MRI, CONTRAST CT WILL HELP
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General Physician (AM)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Chandigarh
A major international study found that niacin does not reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke in people with high cholesterol, but it does boost the risk of death.

Therefore, most people should not take the widely used supplement, also known as vitamin B3, according to an editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine that was published along with the results of the randomised trial.
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Does not have good sleep. Also suffering from cholesterol triglyceride problem after taking F10 rosuvas now in control but I aborb that I feel tired every time and do not want to do work any type.

BHMS, diploma in IACH
Homeopath, Jaipur
Does not have good sleep. Also suffering from cholesterol triglyceride problem after taking F10 rosuvas now in contro...
Take termina arjuna q 15 drops in luck warm water before bed time. Go for 1 month treatment then revert back.
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I had heart attack one year back. I fixed one stent. Now I have pain in my chest. But blood result are found to be normal. What is the reason for that.

BHMS
Homeopath, Akola
Continuous pain or during working and please give details of angiography report, occupation details.
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