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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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Meri mummy Ko brain stroke hua tha 1 month pehle saare test hone pe pata chala ki unhe heart ki bhi problem hai unke valve sikud gayi hai kya ye dawa se hi teek ho jayega please bataye.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Meri mummy Ko brain stroke hua tha 1 month pehle saare test hone pe pata chala ki unhe heart ki bhi problem hai unke ...
Heart k valve dawai se thik nahi hoti par taklif kam kar sakhte hai aur is k liye surgery karwana padhtha hai.
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Which type of precaution is useful for heart patients and TB is possible in stomach?

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Which type of precaution is useful for heart patients and TB is possible in stomach?
Regular exercise, no smoking, green and leafy vegitables with fruits, avoid transfats, normal BMI and cholesterol, regular medication. For TB stomach ,light diet and TB medication
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Cardiomyopathy - Types, Causes and Treatment

DM Cardiology
Cardiologist, Delhi
Cardiomyopathy - Types, Causes and Treatment

Our heart is basically a muscle. So when this muscle weakens the heart is unable to do its function i.e., to pump blood throughout our body and keep us alive.

The heart muscle gets progressively weak due to a disease called cardiomyopathy.

There are different types of cardiomyopathy caused by different causes. Untreated cardiomyopathy can lead to heart failure or early death. Treatment can’t cure the condition but can give you extra healthy years of life and prevent serious complications.

Cardiomyopathy has 4 main types, they are:

  1. Dilated Cardiomyopathy: This is the most common form and its principal cause is that your heart muscle becomes too weak to pump blood. The heart muscles stretch and become thinner in this case leading to the four chambers of the heart to expand causing a pathology called an enlarged heart.

  2. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: This happens due to genetics. It occurs when the walls of your heart thicken and prevent the flow of blood through this natural pump.

  3. Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia: This is a rare form of cardiomyopathy. It causes sudden deaths of athletes and is caused when fat and fibrous tissues replace muscle in the right ventricle of the heart.

  4. Restrictive Cardiomyopathy: This is the least common form of the disease. The cause is the stiffening of the ventricles, the part of the blood which receives blood. When these stiffen, the heart doesn’t get enough blood to oxygenate. Scarring of the heart due to heart disease and a heart transplant operation can be a cause of this stiffening.

  5. Ischemic Cardiomyopathy: Ischemic cardiomyopathy is caused due to coronary artery disease which causes blood vessels supplying blood to the heart to become narrow. The heart doesn’t get enough oxygen and a person can die due to a heart attack.

  6. Other types of cardiomyopathy are grouped into this category and can include:

    • Left ventricular noncompaction happens when the left ventricle has trabeculations, projections of muscle inside the ventricle.

    • Peripartum cardiomyopathy, another form of the disease can occur during or after pregnancy. This is a form of dilated cardiomyopathy and can be fatal. There’s no documented cause.

    • Alcoholic cardiomyopathy is caused due to alcoholism causing an enlargement of the heart.

    • Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, or broken heart syndrome, happens when extreme stress leads to heart muscle failure. Though rare, this condition is more common in post-menopausal women.

Treatment

Doctors will decide the treatment after finding out the extent of damage due to cardiomyopathy.

Few people will not require treatment till symptoms like chest pain, dizziness, shortness of breath and edema appear.

Others whose life is affected due to symptoms are treated with lifestyle changes and medicines. The bad news is that cardiomyopathy can’t be cured but can only be managed and controlled by doing the following:

  1. Heart-healthy lifestyle changes are key. You will be advised to maintain a healthy weight, eat a modified diet, get enough sleep, manage stress, and quit smoking.

  2. Exercise is also crucial to keep the heart healthy and maintain a healthy weight through regular bouts of low-intensity exercise.

  3. Medications for high blood pressure will be prescribed to prevent water retention, keep the heart beating normally, prevent blood clots and reduce inflammation.

  4. Pacemakers and defibrillators can be implanted.

  5. Surgery like heart transplant can be done as a last resort.

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I am suffering from high cholesterol (total 222) and prediabetes (hb1ac 6.3%).please let me know that do I need to take any medicine or just a lift style change. I feel very lethargic in the morning and feel very low energy and fatigue.

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Yoga & Naturopathy Specialist, Delhi
I am suffering from high cholesterol (total 222) and prediabetes (hb1ac 6.3%).please let me know that do I need to ta...
You should start brisk walking for 45 Minutes. Also change your eating habits. You are grossly over weight. Reduce your cereal and fat intake. Do every thing possible to reduce weight. In the mean time consult a local Doctor and take medicine to keep sugar in control. The medicine will reduce gradually as you loose weight. I must say again that weight is your biggest enemy. Your ideal weight should be 70 Kgs.
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54 year married lady , menopause since 5 yrs.Gaining wt. Since 5 yrs. TSH above normal.Hypertensive moderate since 3 yrs.On amlodipin & salt rest diet.What should I do. .

Post Doctoral Fellowship in G I Surgery, MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Panchkula
Weight can be reduced by a regular exercise (walking for an hour every day) and cutting down on sugar, carbohydrates, like cereals and potatoes and increase in salads and fruits. See a physician for your thyroid problem.
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I am 30 and for the past 2 days I have been getting a strange problem wherein the left hand side of my chest just below my left breast I get severe pain specially at night when the pain comes I cannot breathe properly .I don't smoke Please suggest.

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
I am 30 and for the past 2 days I have been getting a strange problem wherein the left hand side of my chest just bel...
Pain is only in night and not related to exertion. You have not mentioned duration of pain ad how it is relived. Can be due to GERD. Light and early dinner. Avoid spicy and fatty food. No relief need ECG, xray chest and upper GI endoscopy
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I am losing couple of bunch of my hairs daily. And when I wash my hair I lose approx. 200 to 250 hairs. At the duration of comb my hair it is approx. 100 to 150 . Please tell me the reasons and cure to improve?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Udupi
I am losing couple of bunch of my hairs daily. And when I wash my hair I lose approx. 200 to 250 hairs. At the durati...
Dear Lybrate User, *Any kind of physical trauma—surgery, a car accident, or a severe illness, even the flu—can cause temporary hair loss. *Pregnancy is one example of the type of physical stress that can cause hair loss (that and hormones). *Overdoing vitamin A-containing supplements or medications can trigger hair loss. *If you don't get enough protein in your diet, your body may ration protein by shutting down hair growth. *caused by a combo of genes and male sex hormones, usually follows a classic pattern in which the hair recedes at the temples, leaving an M-shaped hairline. *Heredity :“If you come from a family where women started to have hair loss at a certain age, then you might be more prone to it, *Emotional stress is less likely to cause hair loss than physical stress, but it can happen, for instance, in the case of divorce, after the death of a loved one, or while caring for an aging parent. More often, though, emotional stress won't actually precipitate the hair loss. It will exacerbate a problem that's already there. *Almost one in 10 women aged 20 through 49 suffers from anemia due to an iron deficiency (the most common type of anemia), which is an easily fixable cause of hair loss.
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Hi I am 32 yesr old I tested lipid profile and I got result that I my tryglyceride is 359mg/100ml so now what you suggest to do or how I reduce this and my hdl is 37 m/100 and ldl is 117 mg/100 and vldl is 39 mg/100. Serum cholesterol 193mg/100 and I don' t have any diabetes, hypertension

BHMS
Homeopath, Secunderabad
Hi , we have an excellent medicines in homoeopathy to reduce cholesterol levels permanently. Better to avoid potatoes, take beans, garlic, mushrooms and drink plenty fo water, along with medicines. You may consult.
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I am a 35 year old male with regular high blood pressure. What is the reason and what are its ill effects. What is the possible prevention or cure.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Cardiologist, Lucknow
I am a 35 year old male with regular high blood pressure. What is the reason and what are its ill effects. What is th...
Hi lybrate-user Hypertension in young may be due to genetic and secondary causes but still most common cause in young is essential hypertension. Uncontrolled blood pressure may affect almost all system of body like heart, kidney and brain (may leads to heart block, renal failure and stroke). Cure of hypertension is only possible for secondary causes, rest scenario good control may prevent from all ill effects. For a better control on BP you should follow healthy lifestyle (regular exercise, decrease weight, low calorie and salt diet) with regular medicine intake as advised. There is also important role of regular BP monitoring and check ups to rule out other organs damage.
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Hi, I have pain in my chest after two or three month what is problem sir? Please advise.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
General Physician, Bangalore
Hi, I have pain in my chest after two or three month what is problem sir? Please advise.
Sir, pain in the chest, can be due to so many reasons. Try tab. Zerodol p 1 tab 2 times per day after food for 5 days, tab pan 40 mg 1 daily x5 days, it you are not better consult doctor.
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My father is 50 year old. He is suffering from high cholesterol level in his blood. His triglycerides value is 623 mg/dl vldl cholesterol is 124.68 mg/dl tc/hdl cholesterol ratio is 7.3 non-hdl cholesterol is 220.54 please tell me. Is there any risk of heart attack or strokes.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
My father is 50 year old. He is suffering from high cholesterol level in his blood.
His triglycerides value is 623 mg...
you should be avoid bad habits . Avoid stress. Some Relax during work. Drink more water, high-carbohydrate foods such as potatoes, rice, pasta and bread. You can take Nutrient-rich foods that improve your health may also benefit your thyroid gland, antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables more plenty of water: Blueberries, tomatoes, bell peppers, and other foods rich in antioxidants can improve overall health and benefit the thyroid gland. Eating foods high in B vitamins, like whole grains, may also help. Selenium: Tiny amounts of selenium are needed for enzymes that make thyroid hormones to work properly. Eating selenium-rich foods, such as sunflower seeds or Brazil nuts, can be beneficial. Tyrosine: This amino acid is used by the thyroid gland to produce T3 and T4. Taking a supplement may help, avoid oily foods,junk foods, go for walk. Tests every 3 to 6 months. ts ,fatty meal/oily foods/junk/fast foods/alcohol/smoking/noo-veg. take whole grain meal/oats/dalia/green veg./fruits/juice/ use garlic . you can take also cap. ecosprin gold-10 at night. and consult cardiologist.
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Pls help by telling some medications for low blood pressure as its taking place frequently.

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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I m 18 years old. My self geetika. I want to tell you that m suffering frm fever frm last week and I had take typhoid medicines and now m taking pusscells medicine. But till now m nt recovering. 2 days ago my bp was low. Nw please tell me wht should I do pllz.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Homeopath,
I m 18 years old. My self geetika. I want to tell you that m suffering frm fever frm last week and I had take typhoid...
Talke plenty of water as you seems to be dehydrated, can take electrokind sach with water, or make home made sugar and salt water to drink.
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I suffered by acidity problem. In evening time I felt pain in my chest. How can I cure it.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I suffered by acidity problem. In evening time I felt pain in my chest. How can I cure it.
1.Take bland diet, Avoid foods which cause acidity like spicy, oily, fatty and junk foods, onion, garlic, citrus fruit, tomato etc 2..Have proper Breakfast, Don’t skip or postpone your meal, Take home made food, Avoid food and water from outside, 3.Eat smaller meals at frequent intervals like 5-6 meals per day, and don't overeat. 4.Drink plenty of water. Take your meal regularly and timely. Avoid fasting, Don’t skip your breakfast. 5. Stop smoking, consumption of alcohol and tobacco, excess tea or coffee if you are having, 7. Avoid stress 8. Take one tablet of pan40 in the morning before breakfast daily for few days. 9 Consult for further advice
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Hello sir, I am 19 years old. I am suffering from low bp problem. How can I get rid from it? Please tell me.

Master in Psychology, MD - Ayurveda, Dems, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda,
May I know your bp. As low bp is normal for some persons. If you have any other complaints or symptoms related to low bp then only you should take any treatment. Drink plenty of liquids daily. Take nutritious diet and include multivitamins in your daily regime.
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Hi I am 55 and with blood pressure,hearblockagege and I am on blood thinner tablets Pl advise how long I can continue on this basis without side effect

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bundi
The best answer may be given by your attending doctor. But in general you may opt for parallel Ayurveda treatment for betterment. You may chose to visit any Ayurveda Institution near you.
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I have in my body small cholesterol present how reduce the cholesterol Help me sir and my skin near hand there no was no pain.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have in my body small cholesterol present how reduce the cholesterol
Help me sir and my skin near hand there no was...
Homoeopathic medicine--------------- cholestrinum 3x (dr reckeweg) chew 4 tab 2 times daily for 2 months and again go for blood lipid profile and discuss the reportss with me------------ avoid fatty diet, alcohol and milk products---------
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What advised in day to day activity to curb hypertension and also to curb sugar level ?

MD - Consultant Physician
Cardiologist, Kolkata
What advised in day to day activity to curb hypertension and also to curb sugar level ?
Regular physical exercise, diet no fry, fatty, fast food light cooking no smoking or tobacco of any types, work in light mood.
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