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Dr. Justin Paul

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DNB - General Medicine

Cardiologist, Chennai

26 Years Experience  ·  200 - 500 at clinic
Dr. Justin Paul MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DNB - General Medicine Cardiologist, Chennai
26 Years Experience  ·  200 - 500 at clinic
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Dr. Justin Paul is one of the best Cardiologists in Guindy, Chennai. He has over 26 years of experience as a Cardiologist. He studied and completed MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DNB - General Medicine . He is currently associated with Sri Balaji Hospital in Guindy, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Justin Paul on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Madurai Kamaraj University - 1991
MD - General Medicine - Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai - 1994
DNB - General Medicine - National Board of Examinations, New Delhi - 1994
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13 Ways to Lower Blood Pressure

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
13 Ways to Lower Blood Pressure

13 ways to lower blood pressure:

1. Go for power walks

Hypertensive patients who went for fitness walks at a brisk pace lowered pressure by almost 8 mmhg over 6 mmhg. Exercise helps the heart use oxygen more efficiently, so it doesn't work as hard to pump blood. Get a vigorous cardio workout of at least 30 minutes on most days of the week. Try increasing speed or distance so you keep challenging your ticker.


2. Breathe deeply

Slow breathing and meditative practices such as qigong, yoga, and tai chi decrease stress hormones, which elevate renin, a kidney enzyme that raises blood pressure. Try 5 minutes in the morning and at night. Inhale deeply and expand your belly. Exhale and release all of your tension. (try these stress-busting yoga poses to relieve tension and check out this gorgeous yoga mat to complement your practice.)

3. Pick potatoes

Loading up on potassium-rich fruits and vegetables is an important part of any blood pressure-lowering program, says linda van horn, phd, rd, professor of preventive medicine at northwestern university feinberg school of medical. Aim for potassium levels of 2, 000 to 4, 000 mg a day, she says. Top sources of potassium-rich produce include sweet potatoes, tomatoes, orange juice, potatoes, bananas, kidney beans, peas, cantaloupe, honeydew melon, and dried fruits such as prunes and raisins.

4. Be salt smart

Certain groups of people—the elderly, african americans, and those with a family history of high blood pressure—are more likely than others to have blood pressure that's particularly salt (or sodium) sensitive. But because there's no way to tell whether any one individual is sodium sensitive, everyone should lower his sodium intake, says eva obarzanek, phd, a research nutritionist at the national heart, lung, and blood institute. How far? to 1, 500 mg daily, about half the average american intake, she says. (half a teaspoon of salt contains about 1, 200 mg of sodium.) cutting sodium means more than going easy on the saltshaker, which contributes just 15% of the sodium in the typical american diet. Watch for sodium in processed foods, obarzanek warns. That’s where most of the sodium in your diet comes from, she says. Season foods with spices, herbs, lemon, and salt-free seasoning blends. (for more ways to reduce your sodium, see 6 simple ways to lower your salt intake.)

5. Indulge in dark chocolate

Dark chocolate varieties contain flavanols that make blood vessels more elastic. In one study, 18% of patients who ate it every day saw blood pressure decrease. Have ½ ounce daily (make sure it contains at least 70% cocoa, like these cacao wafers).

6. Take a supplement

In a review of 12 studies, researchers found that coenzyme q10 reduced blood pressure by up to 17 mmhg over 10 mmhg. The antioxidant, required for energy production, dilates blood vessels. Ask your doctor about taking a 60 to 100 mg supplement up to 3 times a day.

7. Drink (a little) alcohol

According to a review of 15 studies, the less you drink, the lower your blood pressure will drop—to a point. A study of women at boston's brigham and women's hospital, for example, found that light drinking (defined as one-quarter to one-half a drink per day for a woman) may actually reduce blood pressure more than no drinks per day. One" drink" is 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of spirits. Other studies have also found that moderate drinking—up to one drink a day for a woman, two for a man—can lower risks of heart disease" high levels of alcohol are clearly detrimental" says obarzanek" but moderate alcohol is protective of the heart. If you are going to drink, drink moderately"


8. Switch to decaf coffee

Scientists have long debated the effects of caffeine on blood pressure. Some studies have shown no effect, but one from duke university medical center found that caffeine consumption of 500 mg—roughly three 8-ounce cups of coffee—increased blood pressure by 4 mmhg, and that effect lasted until bedtime. For reference, 8 ounces of drip coffee contain 100 to 125 mg; the same amount of tea, 50 mg; an equal quantity of cola, about 40 mg. Caffeine can raise blood pressure by tightening blood vessels and by magnifying the effects of stress, says jim lane, phd, associate research professor at duke and the lead author of the study" when you're under stress, your heart starts pumping a lot more blood, boosting blood pressure" he says" and caffeine exaggerates that effect" if you drink a lot of joe, pour more decaf to protect your ticker.

9. Take up tea

Lowering high blood pressure is as easy as one, two, tea: study participants who sipped 3 cups of a hibiscus tea daily lowered systolic blood pressure by 7 points in 6 weeks on average, say researchers from tufts university—results on par with many prescription medications. Those who received a placebo drink improved their reading by only 1 point. The phytochemicals in hibiscus are probably responsible for the large reduction in high blood pressure, say the study authors. Many herbal teas contain hibiscus; look for blends that list it near the top of the chart of ingredients—this often indicates a higher concentration per serving. (see when your tea is perfectly steeped using this elegant glass teapot with infuser.)

10. Work (a bit) less

Putting in more than 41 hours per week at the office raises your risk of hypertension by 15%, according to a university of california, irvine, study of 24, 205 california residents. Overtime makes it hard to exercise and eat healthy, says haiou yang, phd, the lead researcher. It may be difficult to clock out super early in today’s tough economic times, but try to leave at a decent hour—so you can go to the gym or cook a healthy meal—as often as possible. Set an end-of-day message on your computer as a reminder to turn it off and go home. Follow these tips to make your weekends stress-free.

11. Relax with music

Need to bring down your blood pressure a bit more than medication or lifestyle changes can do alone? the right tunes can help, according to researchers at the university of florence in italy. They asked 28 adults who were already taking hypertension pills to listen to soothing classical, celtic, or indian music for 30 minutes daily while breathing slowly. After a week, the listeners had lowered their average systolic reading by 3.2 points; a month later, readings were down 4.4 points.

12. Seek help for snoring

It's time to heed your partner's complaints and get that snoring checked out. Loud, incessant snores are one of the main symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea (osa). University of alabama researchers found that many sleep apnea sufferers also had high levels of aldosterone, a hormone that can boost blood pressure. In fact, it's estimated that half of all people with sleep apnea have high blood pressure. If you have sleep apnea, you may experience many brief yet potentially life-threatening interruptions in your breathing while you sleep. In addition to loud snoring, excessive daytime tiredness and early morning headaches are also good clues. If you have high blood pressure, ask your doctor if OSA could be behind it; treating sleep apnea may lower aldosterone levels and improve bp.


13. Jump for soy

A study from circulation: journal of the american heart association found for the first time that replacing some of the refined carbohydrates in your diet with foods high in soy or milk protein, such as low-fat dairy, can bring down systolic blood pressure if you have hypertension or prehypertension.

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My husband has triple vessel disease he is diabetic which type of surgery he has to go.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My husband has triple vessel disease he is diabetic which type of surgery he has to go.
Hello, This can only be answered by the cardiac surgeon as well the physician on the spot. Such questions can not be answered online. To answer online all the details of investigation, opinions expressed by experts and present diabetes control, details of angiography all need to be looked. Thanks.
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I had mild pain in near my lower ribs with a little pain while breathing. Doctor prescribed for a endoscopy and ultra sound. Both tests were normal but ultra sound detected a cyst in left ovary. Is it dangerous. Secondly is there a remedy to it.

Bachelor of homoeopathic Medicine and Surgery (BHMS)
Homeopath, Amravati
I had mild pain in near my lower ribs with a little pain while breathing. Doctor prescribed for a endoscopy and ultra...
Hi, this condition must be pcod if not then simple heamorhagic cyst, if this hemorrhagic cyst it flush out with your upcoming period. If pcod then you have to take treatment, because it related to pregnancy. Other symptoms of pcod irregular periods obesity extra hair because of irregular periods it related to pregnancy if you r already mother then don't worry, if not take homoeopathic treatment for permanent solution. I suggest you also check your thyroi level it might be increase I will give you best treatment in homoeopathy treatment for permanent cure.
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I am 27 years old male and I have pain in the right side of upper body just below my ribs. The pain is such that something is streched. Its more when i'm in sitting posture.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
General Physician, Delhi
Dear , there can be many causes but liver enlargement or right sided basal pneumonia could be few of the many causes. Please get an ultrasound of the abdomen and a chest x-ray done and get back
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My father's bp is not getting controlled. Its always going high from last 10 days what to do?

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
My father's bp is not getting controlled. Its always going high from last 10 days what to do?
Dietary and other lifestyle changes can help you control and prevent high blood pressure. Eating a diet that is rich in whole grains, fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy products and skimps on saturated fat and cholesterol can lower your blood pressure by up to 14 mm hg. This eating plan is known as the dietary approaches to stop hypertension (dash) diet. Get plenty of potassium, which can help prevent and control high blood pressure. Eat less saturated fat and total fat. If you're overweight, losing even 3 kgs can lower your blood pressure. Strive for at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day. I being a both a registered dietitian (rd) and doctor have been successfully helping patients with their problems through a holistic approach using customized therapeutic diet and medications. I will also suggest home remedies. Do reply back for private consultation for rx.
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My husband is having problem of diabetes (juvenile), high blood pressure, thyroid problem n heart problem also. 60 to 70 percent of blockage is there n hus age is 37. Is it better to go for stunt or under medicine treatment.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
General Physician, Delhi
Dear, getting a stent or a bypass is no guarantee that it will not happen again. Moreover you did not mention which of his coronary arteries are blocked? is he having any symptoms? He has multiple co morbidity which must be well controlled. Assuming that he is asymptomatic and single artery is involved proper medications would be the choice.
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I sometimes get a current like pain in my heart area but it stops after some time. This happens about 1time/2 months. What is the cause? Any remedies.

B.Sc(hons), Physics, B.H.M.S., PGDIT (software Engg)
Homeopath, Delhi
I sometimes get a current like pain in my heart area but it stops after some time. This happens about 1time/2 months....
Medicine german reckeweg kali carb 30, 4-5 drops orally, single dose morn, empty stomach mixed fruit juice daily evening.
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I am 22 years old. I started consuming alcohol at the age of 18, but now whenever I drink after half an hour my blood pressure rises, heartbeat rises and eyes get red. please help.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I am 22 years old. I started consuming alcohol at the age of 18, but now whenever I drink after half an hour my blood...
22 is the age to get healthy habits or ruin liver with alcohol , lungs through smoke etc. give up alcohol through your own will power and bp will stabalize. reduce salt intake and increase potassium through lemons, oranges, amlas , bananas and every fresh fruit and vegetable. drink more water to flush out impurities from blood.
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Hellow doctor, I am 38 years old, height - 5.10, weight - 78kg. My blood pressure is 160/110 from 1st time checked on 11.05. 15. Till today (i. E. 18.05. 15) blood pressure is remain same 160/110. I am not feeling any problem, some how I am feeling a little pain in my foot.Please suggest doctor, what have to do. Am I on risk?

spine, Fellow of arthroscopy and sports medicine, Arthroplasty, MS, MCH, Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Bilaspur
Get a cardiologists opinion for your bp. For pain I foot you may try antiinflammatory drugs which are sold over the counter and cold packs.
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I am 45 years old, recently I have done my lipid profile. My ldl is 154, hdl is 69, total cholesterol & tryglycerides are within normal limit, what should I do immidiately to reduce ldl?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 45 years old, recently I have done my lipid profile. My ldl is 154, hdl is 69, total cholesterol & tryglycerides...
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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What is symptom of High blood Pressure does it require immediate attention? What is the diet plan to control the blood pressure?

MBBS, MD-General Medicine, DM - Cardiology
Cardiologist, Secunderabad
What is symptom of High blood Pressure does it require immediate attention? What is the diet plan to control the bloo...
High blood pressure is mostly asymtomatic. It's a myth that high blood pressure causes symptoms like headache. However very high blood pressure can lead to symptoms like blurred vision, neckpain, headache, shortness of breath or chest pain. Diet for high bp patients should be low salt containing, balanced for protein, fat, and carbohydrates. Fruits and vegetables are good.
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I am 28 years old, male. I feel heaviness on upper chest and I feel uncomfortable and fast pulse rate. Sometime BP go UP. My normal DIA mm Hg is 88-91. I recently recovered from high SGOT SGPT. I was heavy alcohol drinker and smoker but quit 3 months ago.

MBBS
General Physician,
I am 28 years old, male. I feel heaviness on upper chest and I feel uncomfortable and fast pulse rate. Sometime BP go...
Your pulse rate how much it should be around 70 to 80 per min and bp should be around 120/70mm of hg it seems you don't have any tachycardia whatever you get that may he beapcause of nervou s nessv, stress, strain and anxiety neurosis. It is good thing that you left alcohol that will further damage you liver. Have balanced foodveasily digestible food and take lot of water by mouth. Go for morning walk followed by free hand exercises regularly. Things will improve.

I am 47 kgs in weight and 5'1 in height. Is my weight in right proportion as of height. And please suggest a proper diet (breakfast, lunch,dinner) containing less calories and cholesterol .

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I am 47 kgs in weight and 5'1 in height. Is my weight in right proportion as of height.
And please suggest a proper d...
A.Breakfast (Between 8-10 a. M) – Have oats/porridge or brown bread with milk and nuts. B.At 11 a. M - Cup of Green Tea c.Mid day meal (around 12 p. M) – Have a bowl of fruits. Citrus fruits are best taken during this hour and absorb well in the body. Have oranges, amla, pineapple etc during this hour. D.Lunch (between 2-3 p. M) – Daal, roti, mix veg, buttermilk and salad. You can also take brown rice with daal in lunch. Try to get your food cooked in olive oil. Lace your salad with apple cider vinegar, black pepper and seeds like flaxseeds or chia seeds to make it nutrition packed lunch. E.Between 4 p. M – 5 p. M – Cup of Green Tea F.Evening (4-6 p. M) – Have some nice sprouts with tomatoes and cucumber. G.Dinner (2 hours before sleeping, preferably before 9 p. M) – Paneer & veggies salad with olive oil, Roti or brown rice with Daal. H.Have a glass of warm milk.
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Chest titeness problems. All report is OK, chest ct scan, CBC blood, echo, are normal, but kabhi kabhi chest me pain ho jata hai halka halka, chest ke centre me upside pain hota hai. So what can I do, please solve my problem.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
Chest titeness problems. All report is OK, chest ct scan, CBC blood, echo, are normal, but kabhi kabhi chest me pain ...
Hello, CHEST PAIN in your case may be due to 1.acidity. 2. severe anxiety 3. muscular problem Is history of any trauma / breathing difficulty also is pain only at one point? is burning chest also + i need to take detail history for further management consult Physician/me for further management
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Hi I am Raja. From Andhraprades. My problem is. Over weight. My age is 31 my weight is 90. I have fat in my stomach. An chest. How can I loss my weight.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), DYA (DIPLOMA IN YOG & AYURVED), D.I.H.M (DIPLOMA IN INDUSTRIAL HEALTH MANAGEMENT)
Ayurveda, Nashik
Hi I am Raja. From Andhraprades. My problem is. Over weight. My age is 31 my weight is 90. I have fat in my stomach. ...
1) If you are taking meal 2 times a day, you can have the same 4 times in divided doses. 2) Try to avoid gluten containing food like bread, pizza, and burger. 3) Always eat fresh food. 4) No oily & junk food. 5) You can have sprouts, salads, fruits or fruit juice in breakfast rather than bread, toast or artificial protein shake. 6) Don’t eat immediately after exercise or yoga. 7) Stretching exercises 10 minutes. 8) Brisk walk 5 km daily or 25 minutes 9) Yoga- surya namaskar & different yogasana for 25 minutes.
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I am 26 years old I have small chest pain and some time left hand pain please help me.

MD - General Medicine, PG Diploma Clinical Cardiology
Cardiologist, Mohali
I am 26 years old I have small chest pain and some time left hand pain please help me.
Well its unlikely that pain is due to heart problem. You can go for ecg test. If it comes normal it may be because of gas or acidity. Take healthy food and walk daily for 30 min.
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I have a blood pressure its now showing 146/ 108 this morning, I am taking Nebistar 5 mg daily every morning.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
I have a blood pressure its now showing 146/ 108 this morning, I am taking Nebistar 5 mg daily every morning.
To control or maintan BP normal there are some instructions are given below : •Do not take salt in high amount or try to avoid it because high sodium level increase BP . • Eat less amount of pickle and fast food , fast food contain high sodium . • Avoid drinking alcohol and smoking . • Take less amount of coffee and tea both increase BP . • Drink 7to 8 glass of water daily . • Do walking daily for 10 to 15 minutes. • Take 6 to 8 hrs of sleep daily .Do not take too much stress . • Do long breathing pranayams daily for 10 - 15 minutes .It will reduce your stress level in your body. • Avoid taking too much fat foods such as butter , cheese ,ghee. • Eat healthy diet such as green leafy vegetables, fruits . Eat an apple daily .
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For last one week i am feeling like my chest is heavy. Last night i wake up 5 time suddenly. What we feel in our chest when we shocked. That feeling I am feeling so many times during my regular day without any reason.Please tell me what to do and whom should I consult.

MBBS
General Physician,
Go to emergency soon as you can. It could be simple gastritis or worse case scenario any cardiac/pulmonary problem. Probably an arrhythmia
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