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Dr. Joy M. Thomas

MBBS, MD - Medicine, DM - Cardiology

Cardiologist, Chennai

38 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
Dr. Joy M. Thomas MBBS, MD - Medicine, DM - Cardiology Cardiologist, Chennai
38 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
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I want all my patients to be informed and knowledgeable about their health care, from treatment plans and services, to insurance coverage....more
I want all my patients to be informed and knowledgeable about their health care, from treatment plans and services, to insurance coverage.
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Dr. Joy M. Thomas is one of the best Cardiologists in Mogappair West, Chennai. Doctor has had many happy patients in his/her 38 years of journey as a Cardiologist. Doctor is a MBBS, MD - Medicine, DM - Cardiology . Doctor is currently practising at Dr. Joy Thomas Clinic in Mogappair West, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Joy M. Thomas and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Education
MBBS - Stanley Medical College And Hospital, Chennai. - 1979
MD - Medicine - Stanley Medical College And Hospital, Chennai. - 1989
DM - Cardiology - GB PANT Hospital, Delhi - 1999
Awards and Recognitions
Best Paper Award at Annual conference of Indian College of Cardiology
Course Director, The Chennai Paediatric Electrophysiology Symposium
Course Director, The Chennai Paediatric Electrophysiology Symposium
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First Radiofrequency ablation in Tamil Nadu
Faculty at World Arrhythmia Conference
Course Director, The Chennai Paediatric Electrophysiology Symposium
Professional Memberships
American College of Cardiology
Heart Rhythm Society
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (RCPSG)

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My father is in icu his lungs is working 25% and he got infection in both heart and lungs. He was not able to breathe properly he also sufferd frm diabetic and he suffered frm heart aatack 12 yr back. Now doctor is saying lungs heart is nt pumping properly pls tell me whether he recover or not ?

MBBS
General Physician, Ahmedabad
With good iccu care, always there is chance for recovery. If his breathing is normal without ventilator support. Than definately can recover. Hope for best.
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Hello sir, I am 46 yrs old. Suddenly my sugar level increase. How to reduce this. I have cholesterol & uric acid.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Hello sir, I am 46 yrs old. Suddenly my sugar level increase. How to reduce this. I have cholesterol & uric acid.
You have to take regular exercise, reduce weight, control diet by avoiding sweet,excessive carbohydrate. Take bland diet,avoid oily food and red meat.Monitor your blood sugar, lipid profile, uric acid and consult doctor with report
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I am suffering from two parallel decease. 1 my heart rate is above normal. At times 100- 110 with out any stress or workout. And second I have tingling sensation in my hands as soon as I start driving. This sensation slowly start from hand, goes up the hand. And couple of times in the face. I have all the test related to heart and all blood test. And they all are negative. I am suffering from these problems since June 2015. Please advise.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I am suffering from two parallel decease. 1 my heart rate is above normal. At times 100- 110 with out any stress or w...
You have been suffering for more than a year. Do get tested for sugar, thyroid profile and cbc to know about anemia and infection. Regarding heart tests, it will be suggested after you get back here with reports of blood tests. I cannot want to put a strain of more tests now as basic tests reports will be affected.
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I have Blood Pressure range from 90-150. Dose this show the sing of heart disease in elder age?

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
I have Blood Pressure range from 90-150. Dose this show the sing of heart disease in elder age?
No no dear. Please cool down. And reduce your stress which will not affect heart or blood pressure. And avoid fatty food. Try to do meditation and yoga daily in morning for 10-15 mins.
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Screening for Prehypertension

MD - General Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Karimnagar
Screening for Prehypertension

Guidelines for vary from time to time, but generally accepted classification of hypertension ( JNC7)is

Average of two or more properly measured readings at each of two or more visits after an initial screen:

Normal                  < 120 mm Hg SBP             AND   DBP < 90 mm Hg

Prehypertension    120 -139 mm Hg SBP     OR      DBP 80 to 89 mm Hg

Stage 1 HTN            140 -159 mm Hg SBP     OR      DBP 90 to 99 mm Hg

Stage 2 HTN            >/= 160 mm of Hg SBP   OR     DBP >/= 100 mm Hg.

Prevalence of prehypertension among adults in United States is approximately 37 percent.

Study done by Yadhav S et al showed prevalence of prehypetension was 32.3 percent in India with highest  36% among 30-39 yrs age group, indicates that awareness is necessary for regular blood pressure check up.

People diagnosed with hypertension represents “tip  of an iceberg”.

Many patients get to know about their raised blood pressures at the time of diagnosis, heart attack, stroke or kidney disease( end organ failures) which would have been preventable  if treated at an early stage.

Why hypertension should be diagnosed and treated ?

Hypertension currently causes  2/3rd s of all strokes and half of all cases of ischemic heart disease.

Reduction in high blood pressure leads to large reduction in stroke, heart failure, renal failure, aortic dissection, coronary events and death.

Prehypertension: It is an entity where SBP >120 -139 mm Hg or DBP 80-89 mm Hg.

Multiple epidemiological studies demonstrated increased cardiovascular risk in patients with prehypertension.People with prehypertension have increased risk of progression to sustained hypertension, the prevalence of hypertension increases from approximately 10 percent at age of 30 yrs to as high as 90 percent after age of 65 yrs.

Framinham hypertension risk prediction score, may help identification of prehypertensive patients who are at gretest risk for pregression to hypertension. Risk calculator includes variables like age, sex, family history of hypertension, body mass index and smoking.  Most important predictors of these were higher baseline blood pressure and older age.

Screening for hypertension: optimal interval for screening is not known.

2007 USPSTF( United States Preventive Services Task Force) guidelines recommend

Screening every    two years for persons with SBP <120 mm Hg and DBP < 80 mm Hg     

                                 Yearly for persons with SBP 120-139 mm Hg or a DBP 80 -89 mm Hg

How to manage Prehypertension:

TROPHY stydy( TRial Of preventing Hypertension)  results showed that there is no role for pharmacotherapy in prehypertension except in special conditions like diabetes, chronic kidney disease etc.

Treatment:As per JNC 7 reccomendations patients with prehypertension who do not have diabetes, chronic kidney disease , end organ damage , or clinical evidence of cardiovascular disease are generally treated with non pharmacological therapies.

Major non pharmacological therapies that aid to decrease blood pressure are: 

Weight reduction:  Maintain normal body weight ( BMI 18.5 to 24.9 kg/m2)  this can reduce BP by 5 to 20 mm hg per 10kg weight loss.

Adopt DASH eating plan : (DASH- Dietary Approach To Stop Hypertension) consists of fruits, vegetables, legumes, low-fat dairy products with reduced saturated and total fat.This can reduce BP by 8 to 14 mm Hg.

Dietary sodium Restriction: Reduce dietary sodium intake to no more than 100meq/day(2.4 gm sodium or 6 gm of sodium chloride). This can reduce BP by 2 to 8 mm Hg.

Physical activity: Engage in a regular aerobic physical activity such as brisk walking (at least 30 min per day, most days of the week). This can reduce BP by 4 to 9 mm Hg.

Moderation of alcohol: Limit consumption of alcohol to no more than 2 drinks per day in most men and no more than 1 drink in women and lighter weight persons. This can reduce BP by 2 to 4 mm Hg.

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Just 2 months back I have undergone angeo plenty and stent where kept, but I i can not quit smoking a day am smoking around 6 cigrrates , what will happen if I smoke like this to heart and life.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Just 2 months back I have undergone angeo plenty and stent where kept, but I i can not quit smoking a day am smoking ...
Dear lybrate-user, your cardiologist must have told about the risk of another heart attack and stent if you continue smoking. They would have advised also how much of further risk comes down if you quit smoking. Quitting nicotine is under your control - modifiable risk factor. You can take your decision on it. If you have decided to quit, please take the help of nicotine replacement as gum or patch fro decreasing dose of gum or patch. This is mainly to reduce the craving by controlling the withdrawal symptoms. You can also take buproprion 150 mg twice a day to reduce the craving for nicotine for 7 12 weeks. Both are available over the counter without doctor's prescription. If you are not motivated enough, please consult a psychiatrist who will do motivational enhancement therapy weekly for 12 weeks or so. All the best. All the best. You have many years of quality life ahead.
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I am suffering with chest pain from last four month, I went to the hospital but there is no change. So please give me the suggestion to overcome from the problem. Kindly give me the suggestion Thank you.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
I am suffering with chest pain from last four month, I went to the hospital but there is no change. So please give me...
Hello, CHEST PAIN in your case may be due to 1.acidity. 2. severe anxiety 3. muscular problem A. You can take Tablet Pantocid 40 mg (if no drug allergy) one tablet before food for 3 days B. Local application of Volini gel 1% twice a day for 2-3 day you should go for BP check along with Base line ECG and review with report I am giving you some health tips to avoid acidity 1.Take small frequent meal kindly take 5-6 small meal in whole day 2.Take 6-8 glass of water in a day 4. Moderate physical activity regularly 5.avoid excessive tea, coffee 6. Do Not postpone Breakfast consult Physician/me for Further Management
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The nurse had to pierce the needle more than three times to get blood sample which failed her finally. I am told that I am anemic. Also I have a blood pressure of 90/60. Kindly suggest ways to get normal bp and blood volume in my body. I am normal in all my activities. Regards.

General Physician (AM)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Chandigarh
(Biochemic) Biocombination no 1 . 4 pills 4 times and maintain proper diet regimen, exercise and try cactus Q (Homeo)
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I am 68, type II diabetic, taking allopathy medicine for diabetes and cholesterol, blood thinning etc, need to know what are the ayurveda medicines I should to stop using allopathic ones as they dangerous side effects?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 68, type II diabetic, taking allopathy medicine for diabetes and cholesterol, blood thinning etc, need to know w...
high 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. Avoid fast foods,oily foods,junk foods,alcohol,smoking,fatty foods, non-veg.,avoid stress, take green veg., whole grain. Take anti cholesterol medicines .
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In such a hot weather I usually have low bp problem. Please suggest me what should I have to maintain my bp constant.

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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Sir. I am mentally depressed because of my love failure. And my blood pressure is about 163/110. How can I recover?

M.Sc - Applied Psychology
Psychologist, Bangalore
Sir. I am mentally depressed because of my love failure. And my blood pressure is about 163/110. How can I recover?
Do get your health assessed by a physician to rule out any other physiological issue. Does any family member in your family suffer from bp? as for feeling depressed over love is concerned, yes you might be hurting but a failed love is in no way a symbol of failed life. You are just 17 years old and have a long and wonderful part of life waiting for you, you need to divert your mind from love to look around what you want to achieve with your life, what you want to do and give back to the society, your parents, siblings, friends etc. You are capable of much more than just withering away due to a failed love. You still have to understand about relationships, how to build one, how to maintain one and that takes time. Pull yourself up and focus on your studies and set goals for your future. Take steps towards disciplining and following through to reach your goal. All the best!
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Frequent heart palpitations with giddiness and fatigue. Duration of palpitations is half an hour n body shaking during palpitations. What is this condition. Is it related to heart problem.

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
Frequent heart palpitations with giddiness and fatigue. Duration of palpitations is half an hour n body shaking durin...
It can be either because of anxiety or some heart related problem please consult a cardiologist and get clinically checked.
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I am suffering from ldl cholesterol and overweight. How to reduce it. and what type of food items I can use.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore
Oatmeal, oat bran and high-fiber foods. Oatmeal contains soluble fiber, which reduces your LDL. Fish and omega-3 fatty acids. ... Walnuts, almonds and other nuts.
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Hi, I am 63 years old. My sugar counts to 343. BP 200/95. What is your suggestions since I don't want to take medicine. Only diet control treatment chart needed. Please help me. - S Sen Sarma.

LCPS, BAM&S
General Physician, Pune
Hi, I am 63 years old. My sugar counts to 343. BP 200/95. What is your suggestions since I don't want to take medicin...
Diabetes and high blood pressure suggest you need a good cardiologist and diabetologist advise. But you want to control everything by food. A very risky and a life threatening decision. At 63 yrs of age it's not advisable. But if you must and you really want to take risk, then find a holistic medicine expert who offers natural and herbal remedies. I practice exactly the same and my motto is to cure without chemicals. But I am in Pune. Think of online consultation.
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What are the symptoms of congestive heart failure? And what are the necessary foods a heart patient should take? And what food shouldn't take? Please let me know. Thank you.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
What are the symptoms of congestive heart failure? And what are the necessary foods a heart patient should take? And ...
Symptoms of CHF that indicate your condition has worsened include: irregular heartbeat. a cough that develops from congested lungs. wheezing. shortness of breath, which may indicate pulmonary edema. YOu need to avoid water load and salt in excess Symptoms you may notice first include: fatigue swelling in your ankles, feet, and legs weight gain increased need to urinate, especially at night There are several medications that can be used to treat CHF: Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE inhibitors) open up narrowed blood vessels to improve blood flow. Vasodilators are another option if you cannot tolerate ACE inhibitors. Beta-blockers can reduce blood pressure and slow a rapid heart rhythm. Diuretics reduce your body’s fluid content. CHF can cause your body to retain more fluid than it should.
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I am having Thyroid problem & Morning Toilet not clear I am having Sex problem (ED) less blood flow in pennis so erection is not hard also borderline hypertension Recently skin is becoming bad and marks. Less serum/vitamin C production I am already involved in sports (swimming) and physique normal.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am having Thyroid problem & Morning Toilet not clear
I am having Sex problem (ED) less blood flow in pennis so erec...
You have to do a TFT test and inform me the results .Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a condition in which man has trouble in keeping or getting an erection. It is a common male sexual dysfunction. It becomes more common as you get older but it is not a part of aging. MECHANISM OF ERECTION An erection starts in the brain. Physical and mental stimulation is required for an erection to begin. This stimulation causes nerves in the brain to send chemical messages to nerves which are present in the penis which results in the free flow of blood into the penis. This leads to high pressure in the penis which in turn traps the blood within both corpora cavernosa and then the penis expand. This causes the penis to sustain an erection. When the inflow of blood is stopped, then it opens outflow channels and then penis becomes soft. Then an erection is said to be reversed. CAUSES OF ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION Erection is a complex process which involves hormones, brain, emotions, muscles, nerves and blood vessels. Problem with any one of these can lead to erectile dysfunction. Sometimes stress and mental health can also lead to erectile dysfunction. Combination of Physical and Psychological issues can lead to erectile dysfunction. Some medicines like antidepressants can also cause this and if you are taking any medication you have to discuss with your treating doctor to change or stop medicine if possible PHYSICAL CAUSES OF ED •Heart disease, high blood pressure, High cholesterol. •Parkinson's disease, obesity, alcoholism, atherosclerosis. •Use of tobacco, surgeries that affect the pelvic area or spinal cord. •Treatments for prostate cancer. PSYCHOLOGICAL ISSUES OF ED: Depression, anxiety, stress and other mental health conditions are some of the psychological issues which causes erectile dysfunction. SYMPTOMS OF ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION •Trouble in getting erection •Difficulty in keeping erection •Reduced sexual desire To Prevent ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION By decreasing the chances of developing several diseases like diabetes, heart disease and hypertension, chances of developing erectile dysfunction can be decreased to some extent. By eating healthy diet, erectile dysfunction can be managed. By doing Exercise daily and by avoiding smoking, risk for developing erectile dysfunction can be decreased. If you do not have any diseases it is only your mind that is preventing your erection. So you need to be calm and stop worrying about it and keep on doing normally.
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I am a 76 old man. From last night I was feeling a little but tired, unable to eat. I'm a diabetic and bp patient what could I do ?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am a 76 old man. From last night I was feeling a little but tired, unable to eat. I'm a diabetic and bp patient wha...
Lybrate-user, some times suddenly different symptoms can be seen, particularly with gastrointestinal tract. Indigestion, nauseating feeling can be seen more often in a few patients of diabetes a condition called gastroparesis may develop which delays stomach emptying and hence appetite may be affected. It is very difficult to conclude what exactly might be the reason. My suggestion is to take a lighter food for next few days or eat small quantity of food per meal and take more frequent meal. Also continue walking for about 45 minutes to 1 hour daily. That will aid digestion. Maintain bp and blood glucose levels with in prescribed limit. Avoid fatty and highly processed foods as well as sweets. Consume more of green leafy vegetables. Maintain your glucose levels with in prescribed limit. Thanks.
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My mother was 65 years old she is diabetic patient also b. P and knee problem her left shoulder and hand musles are very pain tell me solutions.

MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
She might be suffering from frozen shoulder. Take tablet zerodol th 4mg evry night for 5 days. Visit anearby physiotherapist for exercises to resolve your problem.
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