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Dr. Latchumandhas

MBBS

Cardiologist, Chennai

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Dr. Latchumandhas is an experienced Cardiologist in Mogappair, Chennai. Doctor has completed MBBS . Doctor is currently practising at Madras Medical Mission in Mogappair, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Latchumandhas on Lybrate.com.

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My Father is 57 year old. He is Heart Patient. please let me know the best diet plan for him. Which Fruit/Vegetables are good/bad for him.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
My Father is 57 year old. He is Heart Patient. please let me know the best diet plan for him. Which Fruit/Vegetables ...
Please Tell him Wake up early go for morning walk in greenery daily Avoid oily spicy and fast food Avoid non veg food Take Salads and fruits more Take vegetables juices and soups more Avoid lethargic life style Avoid negative thoughts Be relaxed always Do meditation regularly All fruits and vegetables are good for him.
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Will you please tell name of decease & further treatment according to test reports 1) LFT, LIPID PROFILE are normal, 2) HBsAg = REACTIVE, 3) URINE MICRAL = NEGATIVE, 4) HBV, DNA (QUANTITATIVE) 474 IU/ML (log10 value 2.68 IU/ML) 5) HBeAg = NEGATIVE, 6) All general blood & urine reports are normal.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Will you please tell name of decease & further treatment according to test reports
1) LFT, LIPID PROFILE are normal,
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Most of reports are normal except hepatitis B , either person is a carrier-most probably person is not suffering from clinical jaundice.
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Heart Attack - 3 Ways You Can Prevent it

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Cardiology, Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS - Physician )
Cardiologist, Delhi
Heart Attack - 3 Ways You Can Prevent it

A heart attack is usually characterised by the rupture of a plaque which can cause the spread of the cholesterol into the blood stream.
Cardiovascular diseases are a major cause of pain, suffering and death around the world, today. Heart attacks are caused by coronary heart disease. This is caused by the narrowing of the coronary artery when substances like cholesterol block it. If not treated and revived on time, a patient suffering from a heart attack can meet a fatal result.

So how can you prevent a heart attack?

  1. Cholesterol: We are all affected to some extent by what we eat. It is important to keep a check on your cholesterol, especially if it is on the higher side, so as to prevent a heart attack. Cholesterol is known to directly cause a heart attack, because if applies layer upon layer to the walls of the artery, and chokes them until they cannot handle the pressure any longer. So watch your food intake and bring down the blood lipid or fat levels with proper diet and exercise to alleviate the risk of a heart attack.
  2. Assess your Risk Factors: So are you at risk of heart disease and possible heart attack? This will very much depend on your medical history and allied ailments. If you are suffering from high cholesterol or even diabetes, your chances of having clogged arteries and a subsequent heart attack may increase manifold. Also, you may have a family history of heart diseases which can increase the risk of such ailments in your case. So, it is wise to assess your risk factors and take measures like regular checkups, medication where required and even other measures like diet and exercise.
  3. Blood Pressure: To prevent a heart attack, you can also keep your blood pressure in check. Constant spikes and dips can lead to a malfunctioning heart which can weaken the heart muscles and lead to a fatal result like a heart attack. Further, high blood pressure can lead to wear and tear of the inner lining of your blood vessels, which makes it that much more difficult for blood flow and circulation. So keep a blood pressure measuring machine or cuff at home, or visit your doctor regularly to keep tabs on your blood pressure.

While these basic measures can help take care of the immediate and most direct causes of heart attacks, you can also avoid passive and active smoking, and indulge in a good diet with plenty of exercise to keep your heart healthy.

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Hello sir, I am 27 years old but when I take tensions I am getting pain in heart sir why it is happening so please advise me sir thanking you sir your faithfully.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Mumbai
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I am 27 years old but when I take tensions I am getting pain in heart sir why it is happening so please ad...
Dear, First of all please relax. The source of major pain is normally in the brain (mind). Nevertheless considering your age now a days heart disease is common in young patients. Please get your basic blood tests, cbc esr hb, lipid profile and blood sugar fasting done after 12 hrs of fasting and report. It might be acidity too. Hope you are not a smoker. Please report with your history.
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C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE-HYPERTENSION FACTS
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Some people with hypertension may react with alarm when they check their blood pressure at home or at the drugstore and the reading is elevated. It's not unusual for people with an isolated finding of elevated blood pressure to show up at the local Emergency Department with sudden concern, but in many cases, the real concern is not a single high reading, but the cumulative effect of persistent uncontrolled hypertension.
Hypertension is a risk factor for many negative health outcomes, including heart failure, coronary artery disease, stroke, kidney disease, peripheral artery disease and hypertensive retinopathy, a disease of the eye. Hypertension is also associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus, which is why the United States Preventive Services Task Force has issued a recommendation for diabetic screening in people with high blood pressure. Good control of blood pressure results in a rapid reduction of risk for cardiovascular disease.

Hypertensive heart disease results from changes in both the structure of the heart and blood vessels and their function as the body adapts to abnormally high blood pressure. If you can imagine the heart as a pump operating against a fluid circuit, picture the increased work of that pump if pressure within the circuit is increased.Some of the changes caused by persistent high blood pressure can be partially reversed with treatment using ACE inhibitor medications.

Hypertension results in wear and tear of vital organs and vessels as a result of mechanical stress.

Blood vessels have mechanisms to regulate blood flow throughout the body, and when high blood pressure occurs, the blood vessels constrict in initial response. Eventually, the walls of the blood vessels thicken and tissue damage occurs, resulting in hardening of the vessel walls.

Hypertensive disease of the eye is known as hypertensive retinopathy. In the retina of the eye, changes in the blood vessels eventually result in disruption of the integrity of the vessel, and blood or fatty acids may leak onto the delicate retinal tissue. This results in permanent vision change, and it's very preventable.

Complications of stroke can be due to hemorrhage of the blood vessels that supply the brain, or, more frequently, can result from poor blood flow through arteries damaged by persistent high blood pressure. Approximately 85% of strokes are ischemic, or due to poor blood flow. Another manifestation of hypertensive disease that affects the brain is hypertensive encephalopathy. This condition refers to a change in mental status, frequently accompanied by headache and nausea, that results from swelling in the brain caused by alterations in blood flow at very high blood pressure. This condition is associated with malignant hypertension, or hypertensive emergency.

Persistent high blood pressure is one of the leading causes of chronic kidney disease, frequently requiring dialysis. Blood is filtered through the kidneys, and when the small blood vessels of the kidney are damaged by chronic uncontrolled hypertension, the body becomes unable to filter waste. People with kidney damage eventually spend hours hooked to dialysis machines that can remove waste products from their bloodstream, or they may require a kidney transplant. In either case, prevention of the complication is preferable and less complex.

Unfortunately, it is easy to underestimate the cumulative effects of high blood pressure, since the damage is asymptomatic initially. It's important to recognize the inevitable consequences of ignoring persistent high blood pressure. If you have high blood pressure, it's important to realize the silent damage occurring over time if your blood pressure is not adequately treated. If you have a high blood pressure reading, you should repeat measurement on two more occasions. If your blood pressure remains above the level your doctor has suggested, it is essential to follow up. There are many excellent and affordable medications available for treatment of hypertension. Some people require a combination of drugs to maintain control. Whatever the case, the inconvenience of treatment is far exceeded by the benefits to your health over a lifetime.
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I want to know that. What should I do. I m feel weakness in body. And I m suffering from breath problem. And sometime I suffer from heart pain problem.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
I want to know that. What should I do. I m feel weakness in body. And I m suffering from breath problem. And sometime...
Hi, This problem may be due to Any medical disease like Anaemia/ Hypoproteinemia/ Thyroid problem/Vit D deficiency Multi mineral and vitamin Deficiency Stress/ anxiety Over exertion (physical and mental) kindly follow advises given below: 1. Take adequate rest 2. Proper diet 3. I recommend you to take Tablet Daily(Nutrilite) after personal consultation this supplement has shown wonderful result Consult me for further management
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How to normalise blood pressure to normal rate when it decreases down, Also name some health diet taken to improve blood pressure?

MD(AM)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Delhi
How to normalise blood pressure to normal rate when it decreases down, Also name some health diet taken to improve bl...
Dear lybrate user, in order to normalize low blood pressure take a hand full of raisins (kishmish) and put them in a bowl of water in the night, every next morning chew these resins on by one and drink the remaining water at the end. Continue it at least for forty days, go to bed early and get up early, go for a morning walk, take your dinner at least two hours before going to bed. Avoid lascivious thoughts literature and media. And don't forget to give your feedback about this post.
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WHAT ARE THE REASONS OF HIGH BP AND WHAT ARE THE GOOD MEDICINES FOR IT AND HOW TO CONTROL OF HIGH BP WITHOUT THE MEDICINES?

General Physician (AM)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Chandigarh
Dietary factors , alcohol, sedentary life habit, stress Do meditate, Walk, Try crataegus Q 10 drops thrice a day
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Hi, In a some days I've chest pain in left side, I don't know what is the reason for the pain. I think I've breast cancer?

DNB Cardiology, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
Cardiologist, Delhi
Hi, In a some days  I've chest pain in left side, I don't know what is the reason for the pain. I think I've breast c...
Dear , at your age, chest pain is often not due to heart disease. However, it is better to get a cardiac check up with ecg and blood tests. If needed, echocardiography and tmt will be done.
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I am 31 year old male and I have HP problem from last 3 year. Normally BP 94/134 measured. I take medicine cilaheart-5 from last 2 month. The blood test report normal. Can I continue medicine. What is reason for BP.

Diploma in Cardiology, Diploma in Diabetology, MD
Cardiologist, Coimbatore
I am 31 year old male and I have HP problem from last 3 year. Normally BP 94/134 measured. I take medicine cilaheart-...
you r taking lose of BP medication.you need to bring it down to 120/80.you can achieve ur target by regular exercise,strict diet,reduce stress ,tension ,quit smoking.reasons for BP are genetic predisposition,obesity,sedentary life style,erratic food habits,stress etc...
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Cholesterol - Lifestyle Habits That Help Control it!

MBBS, MD - Medicine, DM - Cardiology, Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology
Cardiologist, Delhi
Cholesterol - Lifestyle Habits That Help Control it!

Cholesterol is one of those terminologies that need a clear and fresh understanding, right from scratch. It is nothing but obvious and common for you to primarily know about the ill effects of cholesterol and what it does to your body; from increasing the risks of cardio-vascular diseases to adding to your waistline. However, it is time we all got a fresh perspective on what cholesterol is.

So, to start off, what is actually cholesterol?
It is waxy substance produced by the liver which plays an important role in the proper functioning of the cells, digestive process and synthesis of Vitamin D in the body. As cholesterol is a fat based substance that does not dissolve in blood, it is transported, throughout the body, by a protein called the ‘lipoprotein’. The lipoproteins that carry cholesterol are of two types: Low-Density

Lipoprotein (LDL) and High Density Lipoprotein (HDL)

Why is LDL ‘bad’?
LDL is known as ‘bad’ cholesterol as it is responsible for plaque formation that reduces flexibility of the arteries and tends to clog them.

Why is HDL ‘good’?
HDL is known as the ‘good’ cholesterol because it gets rid of excessive LDL from the arteries and transports them to the liver where they can be broken down. Too much of bad cholesterol in the body can lead to clogged arteries that may result in stroke or a heart attack. Now that you know that too much LDL cholesterol is bad for you, you need to keep it under control while raising the good cholesterol (HDL) levels.

In order to do that, you need to make certain modifications in your lifestyle.

Some of them can be:

  1. Eat foods that are good for the heart: Avoid eating saturated fats and trans-fats as they raise LDL levels in the body. Instead, choose foods that are rich in the heart healthy monounsaturated fats such as almonds and olive oil. Also, include foods that are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids such as fish oil; these fatty acids increase HDL levels in the blood.
  2. Exercise regularly: Exercise not only helps you to lose calories but also increases the good cholesterol levels in the body. Aim for 20-30 minutes of cardiovascular exercises in the form of brisk walking, running or cycling to keep your heart muscles healthy.
  3. Stop smoking: Smoking can cause the blood vessels to narrow down, thus increasing blood pressure, owing to the constriction of the blood vessels. Quit smoking right away and your ticker will thank you for it. Remember to limit alcohol consumption as well.
  4. Maintain optimal weight levels: It’s time to get rid of all the excess fat from the body, especially the visceral fat (abdominal fat). Obesity increases the risk of heart diseases and also has a negative effect on the cholesterol levels. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a cardiologist.
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I am 27 years old. I am having chest pain at left side with pain in left hand and shoulder, neck. Also heavy head, head sensation, and headache with shaking in whole body with mild breathing problem from last 2 months. Also feeling heart beat (dhak- dhak) in whole body specially in stomach. Also from last 3 days feeling left chest vibration & nausea with tiredness all time. Dr. Did ecg twice, blood test n chest x Ray all are normal. Still have pain even now. Could you please assist me?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 27 years old. I am having chest pain at left side with pain in left hand and shoulder, neck. Also heavy head, he...
if all reports are normal it may due to gastritis...you can do tests ECHO. Start with easily digested foods such as gelatin, crackers and toast. When you can keep these down, try cereal, rice, fruit, and salty or high-protein, high-carbohydrate foods. Avoid fatty or spicy foods. Wait to eat solid foods until about six hours after the last time you vomited
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Today I have smoke cigarettes more then 100pcs, I have pain in chest and adam's apple So please help me what can I do.

MD, MBBS
General Physician, Bangalore
Today I have smoke cigarettes more then 100pcs, I have pain in chest and adam's apple So please help me what can I do.
That is too harmful to smoke so many it may affect your health and particularly heart and lungs, quit smoking and consult a physician.
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I am having chest aches for sometime. I feeling a crushing sensation and sometimes its hard to breathe. What could be the reasons for it? Is it normal or dangerous? I have no other medical conditions.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am having chest aches for sometime.
I feeling a crushing sensation and sometimes its hard to breathe.
What could be...
Dear lybrateuser, -at your age the pain may be due to stress, anxiety, sedentary life -do regular exercises like walking, running, cycling for 20-30 min, also do yoga, meditation & deep breathing for 10 min in the morning, keep active throughout the day -reduce stress by reading, listening to music, follow a hobby -eat meals 2-3 hrs before bedtime, avoid watching tv before bedtime for a peaceful sleep -get your blood pressure checked up.
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Some time my heart beat get over fast and I feel too weak and same time gets headache. Is that a problem.

MBBS, Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL)
Dermatologist, Raigarh
Some time my heart beat get over fast and I feel too weak and same time gets headache. Is that a problem.
As of now for headache you can take tablet paracetamol. But we will have to make a diagnosis to get to the cause of it which can be either due to frontal sinusitis or due to migrane or due to refractive error of the eyes or due to other causes for which we have to investigate. If you want medicine than, I will prescibe.
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My name is rajesh shah I am 42 years I had high chlorostole I want to know how I can decrease my chlorostole.?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My name is rajesh shah I am 42 years I had high chlorostole I want to know how I can decrease my chlorostole.?
Apart from taking symptomatic treatment few tips on diet say no to maida items like toast, khaari ,naan ,white bread. Can drink tea but without sugar say no to Buffalo milk and can drink cows milk can eat brown bread can eat sprout's can eat green vegetables, can eat chappati ,bajra ka rotla can eat one katori of rice twice a day with dal to avoid farsan food items can eat fruits say no to coconut water.
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Like we have liv 52 to take care of liver. Do we have any natural medicine to take care of kidneys from dis effects of heart care medicines.

BSc - Food Science & Nutrition, PGD in Sports Nutrition and Dietitics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Like we have liv 52 to take care of liver. Do we have any natural medicine to take care of kidneys from dis effects o...
Hello, Drink lots of water and eat less salt to keep kidneys healthy. You do not need any medicines.
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Hi I am 23 year old and suffering from back pain as well as chest pain. Its been from 2 month. Suggest me some treatment please.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hi I am 23 year old and suffering from back pain as well as chest pain. Its been from 2 month. Suggest me some treatm...
Sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. SPRING BEDS, FOLDING BEDS OR THICK MATRESS ARE HARMFUL Use no pillow under the head. DO HOT FOMANTATION. Paracetamol 250mg OD & SOS x 5days. Caldikind plus 1tab OD x10. Do neck, back & general exercises. It may have to be further investigated. You will need other supportive medicines also. Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take. If it does not give relief in 4-5days, contact me again.. Do not ignore .It could be beginning of a serious problem.
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