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Dr. Kannan

Cardiologist, Chennai

Dr. Kannan Cardiologist, Chennai
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. Kannan is a renowned Cardiologist in Royapettah, Chennai. Doctor is currently associated with Orthomed Hospital in Royapettah, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Kannan on Lybrate.com.

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My age is 56 years I am feeling. Pain in my knees for d last one week, cholesterol level is also high and erectile dysfunction pl suggest some remedies.

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Physiotherapist, Noida
My age is 56 years I am feeling. Pain in my knees for d last one week, cholesterol level is also high and erectile dy...
Hamstring stretching Towel Hamstring Stretch Lie on the back, supporting the thigh with the hand or with a towel wrapped around it.. Slowly straighten the knee until a stretch is felt in the back of the thigh, trying to get the bottom of the foot to face the ceiling, one leg at a time. Hold the position initially for 10 seconds, and gradually work up to 20 to 30 seconds. Seated Hamstring Stretch While sitting at the edge of a chair, straighten one leg in front of the body with the heel on the floor. Then, sit up straight and try pushing the navel towards the thigh without leaning the trunk of the body forwards. Hold this stretch for 30 seconds Repeat 3 times for each leg.
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What are the symptoms of heart attack, medicines that are to be kept for an immediate treatment?

MBBS, MD - General Medicine
General Physician, Hyderabad
What are the symptoms of heart attack, medicines that are to be kept for an immediate treatment?
Heart attack symptoms are chest pain like squeezing type or heaviness in chest, pain radiating to light&right hand, neck,epigastric region &back. Risk factors, family history, smoking alcohol, diabetes, hypertension.
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I am feeling weak now a days, I have high blood pressure and diabetes, 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
I am feeling weak now a days, I have high blood pressure and diabetes, 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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Dear Sir, for last 2monthsmy bp has risen. Which never was. Now 160 /100. Having almost continuous pain in my back head. Have bcm very restless short tempered irritating. Please guide me what to do? I don't want to take any allopathy medicines..

PGP In Diabetologist, Fellowship in non-invasive Cardiology, MD - Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Delhi
Dear Sir, for last 2monthsmy bp has risen. Which never was. Now 160 /100. Having almost continuous pain in my back he...
Try to restrict the intake of salt alongwith increased intake of fruits and vegetables and daily exercise. You can try alternative medicine for a couple of months. If nothing works then I am sorry to say, but you have to take medicine otherwise there may be harmful effects to your vital organs like heart, brain and kidney.
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Hypertension and the Salt connection

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Post Graduate Diploma in Health and Family Welfare
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chandigarh
Hypertension and the Salt connection

Have You Been Told to Reduce Your Salt Intake to Reduce Bp?
Yes, you must have been but you probably have not been told how to reduce salt intake the right way.

The fact is that when we eat too much salt (sodium), our bodies will hold on to more water. This increases the amount of blood flowing through our veins and arteries which increases blood pressure.

So How to Reduce Salt Intake Properly?
- Roughly 80% of the salt we eat is hiding in processed foods like bread, biscuits and breakfast cereals, and prepared ready meals or takeaways. Only 20% comes from the salt we add while cooking or at the table.
- Salt used in daily cooking is a must. It contains sodium which is needed to retain our body's water, enable our cell walls to draw in nutrients and most importantly control our heartbeat . Sodium is needed to maintain BP. So continue using table salt for cooking. Keep the biscuits, maggi and farsans out.
- Skip the salty snacks, baked goodies, and eat out less often.
- Choose to eat more fresh foods more often.
- Use the mineral rich 'kala namak' for one of the meals through the day. It is unprocessed and rich in iodine and also sodium, potassium, and iron.

Some Super Foods to Fight with Hypertension
-Banana alternate days
-Walnut 2 soaked with breakfast
-Spinach beetroot juice once in a day
-Poppy seed water early morning or 1 tsp. poppy seeds.
-Watermelon seeds with salad 1 tsp.
-2 garlic cloves

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If I am 35 years old, my ecg, echo, thread mill, lipid profile, are normal, no sugar and my bp is also normal, I don't smoke also ,if all these factors are also normal, should one fear of heart attack, pls suggest.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
If I am 35 years old, my ecg, echo, thread mill, lipid profile, are normal, no sugar and my bp is also normal, I don'...
Dear lybrateuser, - It is good that your parameters are normal, the chances of a heart attack reduce drastically if your levels are normal - in future to reduce the chances you have to maintain & periodically check that the parameters are normal - a well balanced diet, regular exercise, less stress, proper sleep habits are the lifestyle components which help you lead a healthy & disease free life.
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Is it a Heart Attack or A Panic Attack?

M.B.B.S. , PG Diploma In Clinical Cardiology
Cardiologist, Delhi
Is it a Heart Attack or A Panic Attack?

Most of the symptoms of a panic attack are physical, and many times these symptoms are so severe that people think they’re having a heart attack. In fact, many people suffering from panic attacks make repeated trips to the doctor or the emergency room in an attempt to get treatment for what they believe is a life-threatening medical problem. While it’s important to rule out possible medical causes of symptoms such as chest pain, heart palpitations, or difficulty breathing, it’s often panic that is overlooked as a potential cause—not the other way around.

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Hi I am 45 years old female and I have to much of chest pain which strikes till my back what should I do.

MBBS
General Physician, Ahmedabad
Pain is in which part of chest./rt/lt side/central part? if it goes to back also you need to get ecg. If associated fevefv cough get cbc. Esr//x-ray chest/ if it is just one point and not much intense take tab tramadol-p twice a day.
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Hi doctor I have heavy fever for past 4 days with cold and blood pressure also raised omitting also.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
Hi doctor I have heavy fever for past 4 days with cold and blood pressure also raised omitting also.
As per your concern you need to do following remedy Natural home remedy using saffron: 1. Boil ½ a cup of water 2. While boiling, add ½ tsp of saffron 3. Allow it to simmer for 2-3 min 4. Transfer the liquid to a cup 5. Sip the mixture when hot This remindy will be helpful.
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I have attending d no of functions n other day I got a fire like burning in my chest wat is d prob.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I have attending d no of functions n other day I got a fire like burning in my chest wat is d prob.
Hello, this might be because of Acidity. Take Natrum phos 6x , 5 tabs thrice a day. Drink plenty of water. Thanks.
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I am 27 years lady. I hav 2 children. I lose my temper and do start blame others for everything happened in my life. I do fight with my husband for tiny issues and whoever I fight I repeat previous fights also and try to blame him for every fight. Do I need a psychiatric.

MD - Alternative Medicine
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Learn stress management technique brainolife (nl) homoeopathic syrup 2 t/s three times a day with little water best wishes.
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I have very Weak Body, My Chest feels Thirsty, All time I am feeling Thirsty but after Drinking water or other thing it never solved.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
I have very Weak Body, My Chest feels Thirsty, All time I am feeling Thirsty but after Drinking water or other thing ...
The best ayurveda herb for your case is Natural home remedy using figs and raisins: 1. Take 6 dried figs 2. Take 30 g raisins 3. Soak both in water overnight 4. Eat in 2 doses through the next day This remindy will be helpful.
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High total cholesterol: 235,HDL: 32,TRIGLYCERIDES: 240,VLDL: 48,LDL: 154,SUGAR (FASTING: 99,SO BO DIABETES AT PRESENT. 1.WANT TO KNOW, IS LIPAGLYN GOOD DRUG FOR LOWERING TRIGLYCERIDES? 2.OTHER THAN DIET/LIFESTYLE CHANGES, SUGGEST SUITABLE MEDICINES/ADVICE.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Cardiology, Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS - Physician )
Cardiologist, Delhi
High total cholesterol: 235,HDL: 32,TRIGLYCERIDES: 240,VLDL: 48,LDL: 154,SUGAR (FASTING: 99,SO BO DIABETES AT PRESENT...
More than your Triglycerides, it is your Cholesterol and LDL that need to be focused at this stage. 1) Begin with diet modification for healthy heart diet, consult a dietician fora detailed diet prescription. 2) Begin exercising, start gradually target to 45 mins daily of brisk walking, yoga etc 3) Get your thyroid tested. 4)Repeat your levels after 6 weeks of these precautions for 6 weeks repeat levels again, if still high consult for medications. Lipaglyn is not the first line drug for the management of this kind of lipid profile.
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Hi, i'm a smoker for the past 3 years, just started running from last week. I need to improve my stamina. I kind of exceed my limit while running, can such a fast heartbeat cause a stroke or something? Thank you.

BAMS
Ayurveda,
Hi, i'm a smoker for the past 3 years, just started running from last week. I need to improve my stamina. I kind of e...
I would recommend you to stop smoking since it affects your lungs a lot. While running run as much your body allows you, dont exceed the limit.
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I am 35 years old I have cholesterol 225. How can I reduce it? as early as possible.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 35 years old I have cholesterol 225. How can I reduce it? as early as possible.
Hello dear High triglycerides and 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. Change life style .do meditation,yoga, Go walk daily, do any one physically activity daily i.e.play any game., Avoid fast foods,oily foods,junk foods,alcohol,smoking,fatty foods, non-veg.,avoid stress,take plenty of water in day time. And 1 glass of water before bed at night. use flax oil, omega-3 fatty meal or cap., take .green veg., whole grain. Garlic,. Cod liver oil. Take anti cholesterol medicines .
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He is suffering from heart disease and blockage in nerve of 60% so is it necessary to do BY PASS SURGERY?

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
He is suffering from heart disease and blockage in nerve of 60% so is it necessary to do BY PASS SURGERY?
If it is only one blood vessel, there is no need, other collateral vessels lying low so far will take over the role of this blocked vessel, but one should keep trying home remedies to dissolve the clot - lemon juice + spoon of honey in warm water does help, people are writing a lot about benefits of apple cider vinegar -no harm or side effects, if there are no symptoms due to blocked vessel, simple walks do wonders in opening up collateral blood vessels of the heart.
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I am 20 year old boy sir I have an problem of meri. Heartbeat ekdum se tej hojati he or puri body kapne lagti he meri fingures bhi kapti he Me kuch bhi pakadta hu eg coup of tea toh woh hilta he yeh last 1 year se ho rha he yeh kya ho rha he I do not knw kuch bolne me bhi darta hu ekdum se heartbet high hojati he.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I am 20 year old boy sir I have an problem of meri. Heartbeat ekdum se tej hojati he or puri body kapne lagti he meri...
Hello, liberate user, it might be gastric or, cardiac disorder yet to be diagnosed properly owing to stress & anxiety. Tk, plenty of water to eliminate toxins restoring your muscle flexible. •Go for meditation to reduce stress and  nourishing cells & tissues including brain to calm your nerve nourishing your entire body. •Your diet be normal, non-irritant in small intervals avoiding gastric disorder. •Avoid, junk food, alcohol, caffiene,  nicotine, piza,  burger. Tk, homoeo medicine:@ Gelsemium 30-6 pills, thrice. Tk care.
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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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