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Dr. M Swaminathan

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Cardiology

Cardiologist, Chennai

25 Years Experience  ·  200 - 500 at clinic
Dr. M Swaminathan MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Cardiology Cardiologist, Chennai
25 Years Experience  ·  200 - 500 at clinic
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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. M Swaminathan is a trusted Cardiologist in Guindy, Chennai. He has over 25 years of experience as a Cardiologist. He is a qualified MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Cardiology . You can visit him at Sri Balaji Hospital in Guindy, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. M Swaminathan on has an excellent community of Cardiologists in India. You will find Cardiologists with more than 32 years of experience on You can find Cardiologists online in Chennai and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


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I am 61 years old, male and suffering from gout, high b p and cholesterol. Please advise a medicine. Regularly I am taking medicine for high bp [ltk 25 ; losartan potassium ip 25 mg ] cholesterol [ecosprin 75 [acetylsalicyclic acid/ aspirin ] and when gout problem increases zyloric acid tab.

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
There are many lifestyle and dietary guidelines that can be followed to protect against future flares or prevent gout or uric acid problems from occurring in the first instance: maintain a high fluid intake (2-4 liters a day) avoid alcohol maintain a healthy body weight eat a balanced diet limit fish, meat and poultry intake. If attempting to lose weight, avoid low-carbohydrate diets. If carbohydrate intake is insufficient, the body is unable to burn its own fat properly, releasing substances called ketones into the bloodstream. This results in a condition called ketosis that can increase the level of uric acid in the blood. It is most important to avoid foods that are high in purines, to ensure that the levels of uric acid in the blood do not get too high. Here is a list of high-purine foods to be wary of: beef kidneys brains dried beans and peas liver mackerel mushrooms lose some weight by walking or other exercise, avoid meats and get always be on a prescribed diet as prescribed by a registered dietitian. I am a registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator and a doctor, consult privately for detailed treatment plans using diet and medications.
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What's my or my family member's diagnosis? Is the heart failure mild? Moderate? Severe? What should we expect within the next few weeks, months and years? How is the condition likely to progress?

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
We are doctors and humans too, do not want to become or act god. Mild failure can be helped so that it does not become severe, moderate failure can be prevented from becoming severe. There are good medicines + lifestyle modifications. Do write the severity and specific symptoms.
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59 year old male, having hypertension and diabetic, taking tab since 28 years. 4 years back had stroke but now I am ok. Please guide me what is my future life, I want to live more.

MBBS, Master of Surgery - General Surgery, Magistrar Chirurgiae (Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Cardiologist, Faridabad
Regular exercise, healthy diet and good control of bp, diabetes and cholesterol and avoid smoking.
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Cold and cough hai, Lambi saans lene me pain ho rha h chest se niche right side me and medicine leti hu to chala jata fever.

Homeopath, Pune
The common cold& cough is the most frequent infection in all age groups. Colds are caused by a viral infection that effects the respiratory system. Colds& cough often respond well to homeopathic remedies Homeopathic medicines like bryonia alba, allium cepa, ant tart, merc sol, calc carb has geart effect on cough and cold. ADVICE -Drink plenty of fluids. Drinking 8 to 10 glasses a day will thin the mucous and make it easier for your body to expel. Try drinking extra fluid with lemon juice, or turning it into a herbal tea for additional benefits Go slow on the milk. Reduce, or stop, your consumption of dairy product. Dairy stimulates the production of of mucous, especially in those who are sensitive to it, which in turn supports the growth of viruses and bacteria.
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I am 68 years old. I am having heart burn due to gas and sometimes heavy breathing. Suggest Ayurveda remedy.

General Physician, Ahmedabad
Ur bp level? your sugar? generally gas problem is not causing breathing problem. At your age you may have associated heart problem//please get your ecg done, than ask privately with detail symptoms//current medicines. As ayurvedic medicines you can use shatavari//triphala churan.
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Hello Doctor! My age is 32 .I am having some pain in centre chest since morning and left side chest some electric type of pain which is coming in every half an hr and last for 1 sec. I got my ecg done Dr. said ecg is normal only fast heartbeat is there for which he gave tablet nebimac and asked to go for stress test. Why is this pain occurring. I did body massage 2 day's back is it because of that .What should I do to avoid it as the pain is in chest it's worrying me. Pls help.

General Physician, Mumbai
Dear lybrateuser, -your pain could be due to acidity, do not miss meals, have meals at fixed timings, avoid spicy, fried & junk food, have 7-8 glasses of water for proper digestion -do regular exercise for 20-30 min/day, also include yoga & deep breathing for 5-10 min in the morning -get your stress test done as advised by your physician so that any heart problem is ruled out -the pain may not be due to the massage which you have taken.
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I am heart patient please suggest me a doctor for better treatment or also suggest me precaution.

Ayurveda, Bangalore
Hi, Consult a cardiac physician for cardiac problems. Please follow these tips to avoid heart attacks: - Work out everyday (yoga or gym) or walk for 1 hour daily. -Avoid excessive intake of sweets, oil fried food, excessive intake of carbohydrates. - Take high fibre diet. - Check your lipid profile once in 6 months and sugar levels once in 3 months. - Undergo stress test (TMT) once in a year - Avoid sedentary life style and be active. - Do not put on weight - Use heart friendly cooking oil like rice bran oil, olive oil, etc - Avoid mental tension and worries.
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Recently I have high blood pressure (bp) So doctor suggest me to eat 1 table daily. Know I m check it's normal. So I can drop table. Want to eat table? Know. Or else continually eat?

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
hello....dont stop eating tablet without permission of doctor...BP is a chronic disease may increase as soon as u stop medicine...consult ur physician before stopping ur tablet
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Hello sir My mom had blood cottage in her heart in a vessel 3 years ago, we treated it and at that portion doctor put a pipe connection, now can we have a better way. She do not have to eat oily salty sugar almost nothing.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Mr. Lybrate-user, if a stent has been put in the coronary artery, then it is necessary to follow all the precautions given by her doctor regarding the diet. Excess fat and sugar intake is to be avoided to prevent cholesterol and ldl increase. Particularly deep fried foods, junk foods, red meat, too much of masala containing non-veg preparations should be avoided. She should consume a good deal of salads and green leafy vegetables and fruits, as well as fiber containing foods.
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Suffering from gas the gas is developing at heart place every day I have to through out myself forcefully.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bundi
Take 1. Avipattikar chooran 2 gm + kapardika bhasm 500 mg + kamadudha ras 250 mg thrice a day with warm water. 2. Gashar vati 2 tab thrice a day. Take for ten days.
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General Physician, Nashik
Managing Hypertension With Healthy Habits

Here are some changes that can offer huge improvements in your high blood pressure levels:

Change your diet.

Studies have found that a low-salt (low-sodium) diet has a big benefit when it comes to lowering hypertension. Cutting back on high-sodium foods and salt at mealtimes is recommended for people with high blood pressure ? keep your daily salt consumption to less than 2,300 milligrams of salt, about equal to one teaspoon.

Get active.

Exercise is another key to management of hypertension ? 30 minutes of moderate exercise most days of the week can really boost heart health.
Lower stress. Keeping stress under control with regular relaxation has been found to help lower high blood pressure. Allow yourself some time each day to unwind and enjoy life.

Cut out tobacco and reduce alcohol consumption.

Tobacco use and drinking excessive amounts of alcohol can contribute to high blood pressure, studies have found. If you enjoy an occasional drink, stick to a maximum of one (for women) or two (for men) drinks per day, and no tobacco.

Get to a healthy body weight.

Obesity ? even being overweight ? is a major contributor to high blood pressure. So for better management of hypertension, lose weight. The goal is a body mass index, or BMI, of between 18 and 24.9. And all of those other lifestyle changes, like a healthy diet and regular exercise, will help you achieve it.

Monitor medication usage.

If you take many medications, it's a good idea to review them with your doctor to see if any of them could be contributing to your high blood pressure or interacting with your blood pressure medications. Decongestants and other cold medications, some antidepressants, steroids, and pain relievers like non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can raise blood pressure, so ask your doctor about over-the-counter drugs and any other prescriptions if you're struggling to manage hypertension.

Be vigilant about watching your blood pressure levels.

You know you have high blood pressure, so stay on top of it. Always take your medications the way that your doctor recommends, and make sure that your blood pressure is monitored frequently.

The keys to getting healthy and lowering blood pressure are in your hands. You can reduce your risk for serious health problems by making these lifestyle changes. So what are you waiting for?

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My chest suddenly starts to pain. I do not why but suddenly starts and also stops What should I do.

General Physician, Mumbai
Exercise regularly and on alternate days and avoid spicy food in your diet and also avoid peanuts and potatoes in your diet.
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M.B.B.S. , PG Diploma In Clinical Cardiology
Cardiologist, Delhi
Hi triglycerides level less then 300 mg/dl needs not to be treated by medicines, as for your cholestrol levels I would suggest you to start prelipid twice daily with severe life style modifiation for 3 months repeat lipids after 3 months if not improved then start statins. Lipaglyn is not required right now, eat lot of vegetables and raw fruits in your diet ,do not eat egg yolk and red meat.
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I am years old male and have high blood pleasure and pain chest for last months. I have used tablets like Nicardia retard 20 mg, telmisartan,metxl 50 mg. I took all necessary test. The reports show all results within range .I am unable to concentrate on my studies .please give me solution for my problem,

Certificate in Basic Course on Diabetes Management, CCEBDM Certificate in Diabetes, MBBS
General Physician, Pune
It appears you have been diagnosed and are being treated as a case of High B.P. Hope you have been properly investigated for primary cause of High B.P. If any. You should keep your BP checked regularly and should see your physician. Proper diet, rest, light exercise and relaxing techniques help. Once you get over anxiety etc. You should do well in mental upset. Keep BP in normal range all the time and follow advice of your doctor.
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If Someone has a Heart blockage and doctor prescribed to do a operation and fit a Ring. Is this any harmful matter in future?

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I think by ring, you mean a stent to remove blockage in the blood vessels of the heart, get it done if there is 1 or 2 vessels affected by blocks.
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Atrial Fibrillation Symptoms, Types and Treatment

MBBS, PG Diploma in Clinical Cardiology
Cardiologist, Gurgaon
Atrial Fibrillation   Symptoms, Types and Treatment

We all know about the heartbeat, which is produced by the opening and closing of the valves in the heart, which in turn controls our blood flow. There is a regular pattern to this beat, and when, due to various reasons, it becomes irregular, it is known as arrhythmia. Atrial fibrillation, known shortly as AFib, is one of the common types of arrhythmia.

Why AFib: The heart has an electrical impulse system, which controls the opening/closing of its valves. Due to various changes, be it lifestyle, dietary, or regular wear and tear, this electrical system is affected and so the valves do not function properly. This leads to altered rhythm, and when it happens on the right side of the heart, in the valves between the two atria, it is known as atrial fibrillation.

Signs and Symptoms: It is not something which shows up as soon as the onset happens. It is a gradual condition, and many people with AFib may go for months with no symptoms. There could be general symptoms like fatigue and headaches. Gradually, more symptoms like heart palpitations, shortness of breath, dizziness, occasional chest pain, or fainting set in. It is usually when workup for some other disease is being done.

Monitoring the pulse or heartbeat is one of the best ways to keep a check on the condition.

Types: There are different forms of it – paroxysmal, persistent, and permanent. In the first one, there are brief bursts of AFib lasting less than 7 days. With gradual progression, symptoms are more frequent and last longer, converting into persistent AFib, which lasts longer than 7 days. If the condition is longstanding and the doctor (as well as the patient) have decided not to treat it, it is permanent AFib.

Risk Factors: The chances of developing AFib increase with family history, age, obesity, smoking, hyperthyroidism, chronic lung diseases, and sleep apnea.

Living with AFib: It is a longstanding condition, and the following precautions are necessary, which are generally heart-healthy.

  1. Quit Smoking: In addition to the multiple benefits of quitting, managing AFib is one.

  2. Diet Changes: Change to a heart-healthy diet with whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, increased fish oils, reduced fat, reduced salt and sugar etc.

  3. Work It Out: Get into an exercise regimen. Discuss with your doctor to identify and agree on the type and level of exercise. This helps manage weight and stress, both essential for controlling AFib.

  4. Manage Alcohol Consumption: Avoid excess consumption of alcoholic beverages. Avoid them completely if they trigger symptoms.

If you have the risk factors for AFib, implementing these changes earlier than the onset of symptoms can help delay progress and reduce severity of the symptoms. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Cardiologist.

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Hi my big brother age 35 and his bp 150 or 160 and 90/95 And he is taking Amlovas 5 on morning What we should doing.

General Physician, Mumbai
Dear Lybrateuser, - Along with medication your brother has to strictly follow lifestyle changes to bring his BP down - diet should contain more of fibrous foods, vegetables including green leafy & seasonal ones, fruits, whole grains like whole wheat, brown rice, oats, barley, low fat milk & milk products, lean meats especially fish like mackeral, tuna, sardines, salmon, soya products, mixed nuts like almonds, walnuts, pista, cashews - restrict salt & salty snacks, saturated & trans fat containg foods - do regular exercise like brisk walking, jogging, swimming, play game for 20-30 min, also do yoga, meditation & deep breathing for 5-10 min daily - destress by reading, listening to music, following a hobby - do regular checkups as advised by your doctor.
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I am 40yrs old. Total cholesterol are 125, HDL is 33 & LDL is 87, Trigi is 106, what will be the medical suggestions for me.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
do not worry .. take tab. atorvas 10 mg at night. and hi... You can control cholesterol / hdl / ldl/t.g. and obesity by using following flax oil, omega-3 fatty meal or cap., take . green veg., whole grain foods, spicy foods, Use GARLIC in foods daily ,. Cod liver oil. Low sugar foods, low calories foods. Change own life style . do meditation,yoga, Go walk daily in morning and evening, do any one physically activity daily i.e. play any game., Avoid fast foods, oily foods, alcohol,smoking, fatty foods, non-veg., avoid stress, take plenty of water in day time. These are helful also reduced obesity. one important that is take 1 glass of water before bed at night. Because it protect from heart fail during sleep at night. Welcome in lybrate.
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