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Dr. M Swaminathan

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Cardiology

Cardiologist, Chennai

24 Years Experience  ·  200 - 500 at clinic
Dr. M Swaminathan MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Cardiology Cardiologist, Chennai
24 Years Experience  ·  200 - 500 at clinic  ·  ₹ online
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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 24 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 Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - STANLEY MEDICAL COLLEGE AND HOSPITAL, CHENNAI. - 1992
MD - General Medicine - STANLEY MEDICAL COLLEGE AND HOSPITAL, CHENNAI. - 1995
DM - Cardiology - STANLEY MEDICAL COLLEGE AND HOSPITAL, CHENNAI. - 1998
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I am 33 years old man, my Cholesterol was 211 and triglyceride was 278 one month ago. I have controlled oily things even change oil and start jogging in the morning, after one month my s. Cholesterol is 190 and my triglyceride is 297. When I see s. Cholesterol it is going good as per my changed life style but when I see my triglyceride I am shocked. Now what should I control other then fatty and oily things for control my triglyceride?

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I am 33 years old man, my Cholesterol was 211 and triglyceride was 278 one month ago. I have controlled oily things e...
Hello dear patient. High 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 . 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, use flax oil, omega-3 fatty meal or cap., take .green veg., whole grain. garlic,. Take anti cholesterol medicines .

Men and Heart Disease- International Men's Health

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Various studies and researches have been able to prove that women outlive men. In fact they are expected to live at least 7 years more than men. More men are living with and dying of Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) than women and have more hospital discharges for Cardiovascular disease (CVD) and CHD. The prevalence of CHD is higher in men within each age stratum until after 75 years of age, which may contribute to the perception that heart disease is a man's disease.
The classic risk factors for CVD are the same in women and men, but there are gender differences in the prevalence of risk factors. Dr Bernadine Healy first introduced the concept of the Yentl syndrome in 1991, suggesting gender bias in the management of CHD.
HEART DISEASE AND SEX DIFFERENCES
Reasons for Cardiovascular Disease:
There are a number of risk factors that affect the men more than women. The following are few aspects that are reasons for the rising incidences of heart disease in men:
Diabetes mellitus
High blood pressure
High cholesterol level
Smoking
Sedentary life style
Stress
Obesity
Social isolation
Unhealthy food habit
Lack of exercise
It is important that men take control of their health. Opt for regular cardiac screenings tests, yoga, stress management and ensure that they live a heart healthy life.
Men and Heart Disease- International Men's Health

I am having diagonised blood pressure high. It around 95 and I am taking medicine gblock 50 but pressure come high always. Should I change the medicine.?

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I am having diagonised blood pressure high. It around 95 and I am taking medicine gblock 50 but pressure come high al...
Take low sodium diet, avoid all kind of fatty preparations. Do proper exercise. & after that check your bp after 4 days. If your bp is yet not undercontrol you should change the medicines.

My age is 21 and my hand and body shivering many time whenever that wark which is doing in pressure or little work some time my hand shaking than heart beat increasing and thn I can not typing properly and heart beat increase.

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My age is 21 and my hand and body shivering many time whenever that wark which is doing in pressure or little work so...
Dear Lybrateuser, -You have anxiety & weakness for which you should have a balanced diet & do regular exercises -in diet include more of fruits & vegetables including green leafy ones ,beans, wholegrains, soyaproducts, milk, cheese, paneer, yogurt, lean meats, nuts-almonds, walnuts, pistachios, peanuts -do regular aerobic exercises like jogging, cycling, swimming for 30 min, do moderate weight lifting at least twice a week, yoga, deep breathing fot 5-10 min daily -get your BP, blood sugar, thyroid hormone checkup done.

Dear doctor, I AM MALE ,age- 29 and underweight, I had got cholesterol tests done a few days ago. My HDL- 36 mg per dl, LDL- 114 mg per dl, total cholesterol- 154 mg. Thyroid profile is normal as well. Due to chronic anxiety my weight is reduced about 4 kgs. Now I'm underweight. My question is if one's weight is reduced due to chronic anxiety or stress or depression, HDL good cholesterol will reduce? And LDL bad cholesterol will increase?

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Dear doctor, I AM MALE ,age- 29 and underweight, I had got cholesterol tests done a few days ago. My HDL- 36 mg per d...
Dear Stress affects cholesterol levels. Cholesterol is made in liver. Food does not alter this. Learn to relaaax. Enjoy food. Light exercise will help you. Vm.

I am 39 years old and I am having left shoulder pain. Sometimes front all get stiffness. Due to which I am getting regular ecg so that this is not heart problem. I am having bp since last 4 years. Cholesterol was there but I am taking tablet and regular test of lipid profile. Coming under control. Why this pain is?

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I am 39 years old and I am having left shoulder pain. Sometimes front all get stiffness. Due to which I am getting re...
high 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. Avoid fast foods,oily foods,junk foods,alcohol,smoking,fatty foods, non-veg.,avoid stress, take green veg., whole grain. Take anti cholesterol medicines .

I am year 28 old. I am suffering light chest pain problem since 5 years. please help.?

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I am year 28 old. I am suffering light chest pain problem since 5 years. please help.?
Is it occasional or continuous, which type of pain, aggravate with activity or food, any other complain? is it local or moving at other side or area? go for xray chest and inform me. Till take tab diclogesic 1 tab two times a day and tab pantodac 1 tab two times a day.

I am 65 male. My blood sugar is coming down since last few months. Now it reached 74. What precaution I have to take to keep the blood sugar level correct. What is the FBS low level ? What medicine I have to take to keep correct level ? My FBS reduced from 100, 90, 85, 80 and now 74. Please advice.

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I am 65 male. My blood sugar is coming down since last few months. Now it reached 74. What precaution I have to take ...
Mr. Lybrate-user, normal blood fasting glucose level is in the range of 70 to 110 mg/100 ml. If a person is non diabetic then there hardly any situation where hypoglycemia occurs. Hence, the levels mentioned by you are absolutely normal. Nothing to worry.

Got High Blood Pressure? Eat These 5 Foods!

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Foods that help High Blood Pressure

Our lifestyles are such that low and high blood pressures are common phenomena, people in their 20s and 30s are also diagnosed with unstable blood pressure. While lifestyle could be changed to a certain extent, there are adjustments which can be done to maintain good health.
Foods that help cure high blood pressure problems are.

1. Beans - White beans have calcium, magnesium and potassium in large quantities. These are important for someone with high blood pressure. This superfood can be included in side dishes, soups as well as entrées. Ensure that there is minimal salt added.

2. Yogurt - Fat free yogurt contains calcium in extremely high quantity along with magnesium and potassium. Making this the main-ingredient of breakfast, salad dressings, entrées and sauces is an excellent idea.

3. Fish - Tilapia fish is easily available all year-round and provides a good 8% of your daily potassium and magnesium needs.

4. Potassium And Magnesium Foods - Peaches, red bell pepper, broccoli, sweet potato and bananas contain calcium, magnesium and potassium which is needed by those suffering from high blood pressure.

5. Quinoa Seeds - The newest diet sensation food, quinoa contains 4.5% of potassium, 1.5% of calcium and 15% of magnesium from your daily need.
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Got High Blood Pressure? Eat These 5 Foods!

I have a cholesterol problem since last 7 years have taken medicine for that i.e. crestor 10mg. Please suggest some home remedies or ayurvedic medicine.

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I have a cholesterol problem since last 7 years have taken medicine for that i.e. crestor 10mg. Please suggest some h...
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.

I have pain in between my chest after eating wheat corns so what I do. Please tell me, what I do?

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I have pain in between my chest after eating wheat corns so what I do. Please tell me, what I do?
It seems as if you are having allergy. All of the allergies, what is done, is avoid direct contact with the allergen. As a routine we doctors do prescribe antihistamincs and/or steroids in the form of oral, local. And injectable medicines. Allergy tests are available and after finding the specific antigen, desensitization also can be done. Hope you are helped. Regards.

My husband has high blood pressure which gives him severe headache sometimes. Doctor has prescribed him medicines also but he is quite reluctant to take it. I failed to convince him. Is really there are some adverse effect. Please suggest.

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My husband has high blood pressure which gives him severe headache sometimes. Doctor has prescribed him medicines als...
He should start taking medicines for bp-------------do not think that you will get used to it but think of the adverse effects high bp can pose to other organs---------------so firstly get your bp down and then find out the reason for this increase in bp, if you do not want to continue with allopathic medicine-------------------myself is a homoeopath and I can help you in this direction-----get your blood tests for cbc, esr, lipid profile, creatinine, urea, sgot/sgpt---------------

Sir, basically I am cardiology patients, done angioplasty, and regularly taking tab- efiplat 10, astoor 10, nebicard2.5 &nexpro 20 for (emty stomac morning) in addition to this I ahve problem of disc prolaps l5, si, due to which I have lumpiness over both legs. Recently I had problem of prostate enlarge bph grade 1, due to which urination was difficult. Upon consultation with urologist urivoid-20, twice a day &afidura tab 0-0-1, lessix 0-1-0 is taking, also I am antral gastritis patient, usually I take veg, however occasionally takes chicken too. My problem is I have swelling over both legs (swelling covers angles, foot,) after taking food or water swelling increase, also stomach gets upset, hence feel fatigue. This discomforts I am facing since march 2015. Please advise what is the reason for swelling? and why my legs are getting lumpiness and pain, also abdominal difficulties? request you to advise,

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Too much cholesterol in the blood can lead to cardiovascular disease. What you eat has a direct impact on your cholesterol level. In fact, a diet rich in fiber and other cholesterol-lowering foods may help lower cholesterol as much as statin medication for some people. Working with a registered dietitian and doctor is the key to develop and maintain a successful health program to manage it. I will inform you on how to make diet, lifestyle changes, make you understand instructions for taking medication because it won't work if you don't take it as directed. Consult privately for a holistic dietary therapy to solve your problems.

I am 46 year old male. My homosiestin levels are abnormal. It is at 47. And all the other parameters blood and collesterol are normal. Please Advice.

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Please use alfalfa tonic german made from any homoeopathic pharmacy its have no side effect for 3 months n then report dosage: 1 table spoon, 3 times day before meals relax everything well .

I am suffering from agoraphobia is there any cure. When I go outside alone my heart races this happen because of once panic attack in bus.

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I am suffering from agoraphobia is there any cure. When I go outside alone my heart races this happen because of once...
Hello, Lybrate user, Under agoraphobia one becomes panic to visit crowd, certain place, to use public transportation. Owing to fear and anxiety. This is a sort of social anxiety, can be taken care of by homoeopath, well with a little change in life style. Most of d. Cases r influenced with stress & anxiety. Please, carry on d under noted norms to check your problem - *.Tk, plenty of water ,free from contaminants to eliminate toxins, regulate metabolism to preventing constipation. - *Go for meditation to reduce stress, anxiety,to nourish cells, tissues & to calm your nerve to ease your problem. - * Tk, apples, carrots, cheese, papaya, grapes, ripened mangoes, milk, ginger, garlics,onion, almonds, walnuts, spinach, fish,nuts, regularly - *Take, homoeo medicines which acts gently & rapidly without any adverse effect, there of. @ Five phos 6x-4 tbs ,thrice. Avoid, caffeine, nicotine,alcohol, junk food, exposure to dust, scorching Sun. Report, fortnightly, Your feedback will highly b appreciated for further, follow up. Tk, care.

When I sleep some time after suddenly arise hert will be heart pain but some time whathappen heart pain decrease slowly please help me.

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When I sleep some time after suddenly arise hert will be heart pain but some time whathappen heart pain decrease slow...
get checked for heart at Birla Hospital in your town. If reports are normal , do not take stress of a heart disease.

How to relief from blood pressure. If I need tablets continuously. And I have a fired on heavy works.

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How to relief from blood pressure. If I need tablets continuously. And I have a fired on heavy works.
Take it easy. Take medicines as advised by your doctor. Salt less than 2g/ day. Plenty of vegetables and fruit. Olive oil cooking. Avoid food high in trans fatty acids. Plenty of. Exercise. Meditation.

If one got high cholesterol issue then what precautions should be taken?

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If one got high cholesterol issue then what precautions should be taken?
High 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. Avoid fast foods,oily foods,junk foods,alcohol,smoking,fatty foods, non-veg.,avoid stress, take green veg., whole grain.garlic,. Take anti cholesterol medicines .

Im suffering from dry cough for the last 2 week and I have chest pain whenever I cough hard?

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Im suffering from dry cough for the last 2 week and I have chest pain whenever I cough hard?
For dry cough I will suggest you to take syp Ascoril-D 2.5 ml and can repeat after a gap of six hours as and when required and For pain take tablet paracetamol 650 mg and Take Cp. Amoxicillin 500 mg twelve hourly one after breakfast and one after dinner for five days.

5 Causes of Heart Failure

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Heart failure occurs when the heart fails to pump blood around the body and organs for oxygen and nutrients. As blood moves through the heart and body at a slower rate, pressure in the heart increases. The chambers of the heart stretch to hold more blood to be able to pump through the body. This helps the blood to move but eventually the heart muscle walls weaken, unable to pump blood efficiently. The kidneys, in response cause the body, to retain fluids. The leakage of fluid in the tissues and the organs congests the heart, leading to heart failure.

Any of the following conditions can be responsible for weakening the heart and causing heart failure.

1. Coronary artery disease: this is a disease of the arteries supplying blood and oxygen to the heart that causes decreased blood flow to heart muscle. If the arteries get blocked or narrowed (due to the buildup of fatty deposits), the heart fails to get oxygen and nutrients, which may eventually lead to heart failure.

2. Heart attack: if the artery becomes suddenly blocked or the plaques formed by fatty deposits rupture, it can lead to a heart attack. This happens due to the formation of a blood clot which may block blood flow to an area of heart muscle.

3. High blood pressure: high blood pressure puts an extra strain on the heart for it to work harder to circulate blood throughout the body. As a result, the heart muscle may become stiff or weak to effectively pump blood.

4. Heart muscle weakness: this condition can have many causes including diseases, infections, drug and alcohol abuse. Genetic factors may also contribute to the weakening of heart muscles.

5. Other diseases: chronic diseases like diabetes, HIV, hyperthyroidism or a buildup of iron or protein can also lead to heart failure.
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