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Dr. M. Somasundaram

Cardiologist, Chennai

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Dr. M. Somasundaram is an experienced Cardiologist in Anna Nagar East, Chennai. You can meet Dr. M. Somasundaram personally at Selvaraman Hospital in Anna Nagar East, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. M. Somasundaram on Lybrate.com.

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Hello Doctor, I was diagnosed high b. P of 150/96. I am taking hypertension medicines (doctor's advise) for past 8 months (metpure xl 50 for first 3 months and metpure xl 25 for last 5 months). My bp at this moment stands normal at 122/80. I have not any past record of heart disease or anything. Is it safe to take these medicines at this age? And how long should I continue? Kindly advice.

Clinical Cardiology, MD - Consultant Physician
Cardiologist, Surat
Hello Doctor,
I was diagnosed high b. P of 150/96. I am taking hypertension medicines (doctor's advise) for past 8 mo...
Hi. It is good that your bp is now normal. For anybody who has raised bp at a lesser age, thorough investigations have to done to look for cause of raised bp and then medicines are to be started as per the reports. So hope you had also underwent such investigations. There are other group of bp medicines, which are more suitable in your age group rather than metpure. So, you should ask your doctor regarding its bad effects (like weakness, erection problems, etc) and discuss and decide weather a change in medicine is required or not. Take care.
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What is the main cause of low blood pressure? Doctor told me that my pressure is little bit low. Last couple of days. My head is .dizzying. What to eat in low blood pressure n what to avoid? please suggest me.

M.B.B.S. , PG Diploma In Clinical Cardiology
Cardiologist, Delhi
use more salt. Experts usually recommend limiting the amount of salt in your diet because sodium can raise blood pressure, sometimes dramatically. ... Drink more water. ... Wear compression stockings. ... Medications. Eat small, low-carb meals. To help prevent blood pressure from dropping sharply after meals, eat small portions several times a day and limit high-carbohydrate foods such as potatoes, rice, pasta and bread. Your doctor also may recommend drinking caffeinated coffee or tea with meals to temporarily raise blood pressure.
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I am suffering from chest pain from two weeks, I feel like pain is from both lungs ,I am child smoker , smoking from 2 years daily 7 cigrate ,is this related to some cancer give me some solutions to quit smoking.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I am suffering from chest pain from two weeks, I feel like pain is from both lungs ,I am child smoker , smoking from ...
You need to stop smoking immediately and consult a chest physician, it can be due to lung inflammation or cardiac causes (angina). Get ecg, cxr, echo and blood tests to find the reason. If you can not stop smoking on your own, consult a psychiatrist for anti-craving drugs.
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I have some little bit pain in my left side chest but not continuously. I want some suggestion.

PGDHHM, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I have some little bit pain in my left side chest but not continuously. I want some suggestion.
Lt sided chest pain could be due to gastritis, indigestion, muscular pains or heart related problems. Take antacid for hyperacidity. Eat soft diet. Avoid fatty foods, carbonated drinks, spicy food. If any associated complaints eg palpitations,Discomfort, heaviness, or pain in the chest, discomfort radiating to the back, jaw, throat, or arm ,indigestion, or choking feeling.. then get ur ecg done. Hope this helps u.
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Sir/mam, my uncle aged 65 is suffering from frequent dryness in tongue even while talking. He is a diabitic and a high bp patient. Please help and suggest some home remedy. Thanks.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Hello firstly is he on medications? in diabetes because of increased sugar in urine more water is lost. This causes dryness in mouth and extra thirst. Only treatment is taking proper drugs and controlling sugar levels. If you inform the fasting and after food levels I can advise.
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I am have 71years in recently open heart surgery I have some problems in my body surgery is doing in that place and some pain also in that area. what should i do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am have 71years in recently  open heart surgery    I have some problems  in my body surgery  is doing in that place...
Hello, You do have post-surgical pain for which homoeopathy is the best alternative to relieve the symptoms. Take Schwabe's Arnica 30 and Calendula 30 - both thrice daily for 1 week and give your feedback to me.
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I have cholesterol problem but I luv to have spicy food. Is it ok to have spicy food daily please help.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
I have cholesterol problem but I luv to have spicy food. Is it ok to have spicy food daily please help.
To reduce cholesterol in body: * avoid butter, ghee & cream in your diet. * eat five leaves of kari patta and five leaves of neem once in a day. * avoid non veg (chicken, fish) food because it contain high fat content. * do running and jogging daily for 15 minutes. Start with 5 minutes then increase time period slowly. Do morning and evening walk daily. * do not drink alcohol it harmful to your liver and disturb your metabolism causes increase in cholesterol. * add kali mirch (black pepper) in your breakfast. * drink 6 to 7 glass of water daily. * take sound sleep in night of 6 to 7 hrs. Do not take stress. *take one tablet of guggalu of himalaya company once a day.
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Hi I am in initial stage of hair loss. None of our ancestors have hair loss. I work as soft ware employee and I wear helmet daily, the main reason for hair loss is dandruff. Can you suggest me some tips to prevent. My heart beat rate is 100 per minute . Is it OK or do I take it serious?

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
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I am in initial stage of hair loss. None of our ancestors have hair loss. I work as soft ware employee and I wear ...
Get your thyroid profile done, both high and low thyroid lead to hair loss, local infection like dandruff makes the base of hair follicles weak. Use ketoconazole shampoo, regularly for a week, the skin of scalp is not different from face, it does sweat, get infected due to extra oils of glands near the upper layer of skin (sebatious glands) eat less bad fats, eat some good fats like a katori of assorted nuts for good fats and good proteins & minerals. Drink milk & curds for calcium and proteins. Reduce salt, sugar to bare minimum. Cover your head with a cotton hankey to absorb sweat and then wear helmet. If your job is stressful, do yoga, meditation and simple walks as hair loss is reported due to excess stress. Some home remedy to cleanse scalp before regular shampoo. Apply either of these an hour before on scalp- curd/ vinegar/ apple cider vinegar/ lemon juice. Get back here with reports of thyroid and sugar levels.
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I posted this quesSUBJECT- Regarding transmission of hiv via mosquitoes Res. Sir, I had gone through details given in your ask science. Com site regarding above subject. There are following two versions reg. Mechanical transmission of hiv via mosquitoes in respect of Number of various required to initiate infection- 1. In one answer it is given that usually hiv requires few thousand of various. 2. In other answer reg. Number of mosquitoes required to initiate infection, it is Given that taking average 5 various per mosquito you need 20, 000 mosquito so it Comes as 100, 000 various. So there is variation from 10, 000 to 100, 000. Kindly clarify this with details. Regards A. C. MISHRA Tion early but could not get convincing reply so putting again.

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General Physician,
I posted this quesSUBJECT- Regarding transmission of hiv via mosquitoes
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I had gone through details given in...
There are some important factors which have proven that AIDS is not transmitted by mosquito bite. These factors are: (1) AIDS virus can not replicate inside the mosquito, bed bug, flea, or other blood sucking insect and the lack of replication of HIV in arthropod cells due to lack of T4 antigen on cell surface, and (2) it is unlikely that HIV is transmitted by insects, given the low infectivity of HIV and the short survival of the virus in the mosquito. HIV appears to be much less easily transmitted probably due to lower titres of virus in body fluids. So, on the basis of experimental evidence and probability estimates, it has been concluded that the likelihood of mechanical or biological transmission of HIV by insects is virtually non existent.
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I am 46 yrs old. My recent diagnostic report shows low Vitamin D, high Cholesterol & Triglyceride & Metamyelocytes levels. Suggest appropriate medicines.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 46 yrs old. My recent diagnostic report shows low Vitamin D, high Cholesterol & Triglyceride & Metamyelocytes le...
Hi. Your vit. D level is low. And high cholesterol, triglycerides,& metemyelocytes. You can take calcirol pouch 1 once a week. X 6 weeks. Cap. Ecosprin gold-10 1hs.
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I am 50 years old female I am an diabetic patient and under a medication with 500mg gluconate. I am suffering from chest pain and often a severe pain in left hand. Do I have to go for any cardiac tests? Or is it a simple trouble. Kindle respond, thank you.

M.Sc - Psychology, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Kangra
I am 50 years old female I am an diabetic patient and under a medication with 500mg gluconate. I am suffering from ch...
mam being a diabetic you are at high risk of cardiac disease. get your ecg done..if problematic then go for echo and tmt accordingly.good luck
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Sir I feel dizziness and some sounds inside my head it always ringing in my ear and my heartbeat is also raising high. What should I do.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Sir I feel dizziness and some sounds inside my head it always ringing in my ear and my heartbeat is also raising high...
At 24, get eyes tested and get basic tests for heart like an ecg, halter & lipid profile + blood sugar. No smoking or exposure to pollution and eat heart friendly diet only. 24 is the age to be cautious about heart related problems.
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My husband is 44years old. Last year he diagnosed with diabetes, Though it is in control and he is on medication. He is having normal weight and suffering from high BP for last 5years. Kindly guide me how to reduce and keep on check, the adverse effect of both disease on other body organs like kidneys, eyes.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
My husband is 44years old. Last year he diagnosed with diabetes, Though it is in control and he is on medication. He ...
First get his kidney levels checked,since high BP is an indication of underlying kidney problem.there are medications to control,besides look out for hidden salt in processed,bakery and ready made foods. Take adequate water and ample rest to bring down the BP naturally.
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After switching to amtas at and cresar 80 my father bp has improved and is usually 142/84 but the heart rate is between 60 to 66. Is it OK?

MBBS, DMRD, MD - Radio Diagnosis, FIIM(Ayurved), D.SC, Post Doctoral Fellowship of Institute of Indian Medicine, Ph.D
Non-Invasive Conservative Cardiac Care Specialist, Ahmednagar
After switching to amtas at and cresar 80 my father bp has improved and is usually 142/84 but the heart rate is betwe...
Dear This is fine. If he starts getting breathless and heart rate goes below 60, consult your physician.
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Which food helps reducing toxins from body and which food should be avoided by people having kidney problem.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
Which food helps reducing toxins from body and which food should be avoided by people having kidney problem.
Dear lybrate-user Fruits and vegetables will help you to reduce toxins from the body but as you have Kidney problem so you need to avoid seedy fruits and vegetables, green leafy vegetables, pulses like- Red Kidney bean (rajma), Chick peas (chhole). Take protein diet as per your doctor's advice.
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All You Need To Know About Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (Heart Surgery)

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
Internal Medicine Specialist, Delhi
All You Need To Know About Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (Heart Surgery)

Coronary artery bypass surgery is a surgical procedure wherein blocked coronary artery or arteries (blood vessels that supply blood to the heart) are bypassed with blood vessels taken from the legs, arms or chest area. The procedure is performed to re-establish normal blood flow to the heart and is mainly used to treat coronary heart disease or coronary artery disease (CAD). 
A person suffering from coronary heart disease receives less supply of oxygen to the heart as his coronary arteries get blocked by fatty material. This accumulation of fat within the walls of the arteries causes these blood vessels to become narrow, leading to problems like chest pain, abnormal heart rhythms, and shortness of breath, among other things. 

Where do these bypassing Blood Vessels come from?

Depending on the extent and location of the blockage as well as size of your coronary arteries, different types of grafts (blood vessels) may be used for the procedure. The grafts that are employed during the procedure are the following:

Internal mammary arteries: These arteries are the most common grafts used for the procedure. They are located in the chest area and are kept in their place of origin so as to not disrupt the flow of oxygen through these blood vessels. They are known to provide the best long-term outcomes and better rate of survival compared to others. 

Saphenous veins: These blood vessels are taken from the leg area and are attached from the aorta to the coronary artery, below the place of blockage.  Generally, these veins are inserted using minimally invasive procedures to prevent scarring and to ensure quicker recovery.

Radial artery: Situated in the lower part of the arm, radial arteries are removed for use as grafts. But this graft option is not prescribed for people suffering from conditions like Raynaud's disease (a rare disorder characterized by the numbness of the fingers and toes in times of stress or cold temperatures), painful fingers during winters or carpal tunnel syndrome (a medical condition of the hand and fingers brought on by the compression of the median nerve travelling through the carpal tunnel of the wrist).

The different procedures for Heart Surgery:
Open heart procedure is the most preferred surgical option for bypassing blocked coronary arteries. During this procedure, the heart is stopped for some time and is put on a heart-lung machine so as to enable the surgeon to perform the necessary bypass.  Beating heart bypass surgery or off-pump procedures, wherein the surgeon carries out the surgery without stopping the heart is also increasingly being used. 

Apart from these traditional procedures, minimally-invasive procedures like robotic procedures (a surgery in which a mechanical device is used) or key-hole surgery (surgery that sees very small incisions being made) are also performed to restore blood flow to the heart. These procedures are becoming increasingly popular as they provide a shorter recovery time and hospital stay alongside less scarring issues.

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How to reduce triglycerides cholesterol I am 43 years old and my weight is 82 kgs height is 168 cms.

BHMS
Homeopath,
How to reduce triglycerides cholesterol
I am 43 years old and my weight is 82 kgs height is 168 cms.
Dear lybrate user, cholesterol is naturally produced inside the body of every living animal. Human beings are no exception to that. But when we take mutton, chicken, yellow part of a boiled egg, ghee, butter etc we intake cholesterol from external source. This extra cholesterol from external sources increase the total cholesterol content of human body. You should always keep your cholesterol level within normal limits as high cholesterol serves as a precursor to various cardiac diseases. Avoid the aforesaid food. Walk at least 1 hour in a day without any interval. Also you can take homoeopathic mother tincture fucus vesiculosus q, 30 drops, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water.
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For the last four days I have a severe pain in my back, just below the shoulder blade. I feel the pain when I get up from sleeping or sitting posture. Coincidentally I discovered 2 days prior to the back pain that my blood pressure is high 150/100. Any advice please?

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
For the last four days I have a severe pain in my back, just below the shoulder blade. I feel the pain when I get up ...
You have to take rhus tox - 30 / 5 drops in little water thrice a day for one week. Revert back after one week with feedback.
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I am shaking sometimes. And my heartbeat become faster. Then I can't understand that what I do. So please can you help me.

Master in Psychology, MD - Ayurveda, Dems, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda,
I am shaking sometimes. And my heartbeat become faster. Then I can't understand that what I do. So please can you hel...
Just start with pranayam and yoga exercises early in the morning atleast for 45 min daily. Take proper sleep at night. Avoid spicy fried and junk food. Avoid tea coffee and aerated drinks.
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I am having severe pain in the middle of chest just below ribs. L have taken anntacid and pressure tablet. I have high pressure. Kindly suggest medicines.

MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I am having severe pain in the middle of chest just below ribs. L have taken anntacid and pressure tablet. I have hig...
First of all get yourself screened up for ecg as soon as possible. And consult again. You can share your ecg online.
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