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Dr. P. Arunachalam

Cardiologist, Chennai

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Dr. P. Arunachalam is a popular Cardiologist in Nanganallur, Chennai. You can consult Dr. P. Arunachalam at Dr. P. Arunachalam@Dr. Hariharan Diabetes & Heart Care Hospital in Nanganallur, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. P. Arunachalam on Lybrate.com.

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I am 30 yrs old male. I have Essential mixed cryoglobulinemia from last 3 months.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Avoid any triggering factor, take folic acid regularly, eat a healthy diet , always be stress free , exercise regularly and we need to start with a corticosteroids
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I feel slowly pain in my chest many times. At any where in my chest. Sometimes lower chest and upper chest. Is it big problem?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I feel slowly pain in my chest many times. At any where in my chest. Sometimes lower chest and upper chest. Is it big...
Dear Lybrateuser, -Your chest pain could be due to acidity, anxiety or sedentary habits -avoid spicy, fried & junk food, have fresh home made food, do not skip meals, keep your meal timings regular, have more of fruits & vegetables, have 8-10 glasses of water for proper hydration & digestion -relieve stress by reading, listening to music, playing games, follow a hobby, do regular exercises, yoga -take tab Digene, chew one tab 20 min after meals three times a day -if not much relief then consult a doctor.
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I'm a 50 year old married woman. I keep getting swelling in my legs. I have mild high bp and am taking one tazlok 40 tab every morning. My work lso entails standing for long hours. Please help me and suggest remedies measures.

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I'm a 50 year old married woman. I keep getting swelling in my legs. I have mild high bp and am taking one tazlok 40 ...
Dietary and other lifestyle changes can help you control and prevent high blood pressure. Eating a diet that is rich in whole grains, fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy products and skimps on saturated fat and cholesterol can lower your blood pressure by up to 14 mm hg. This eating plan is known as the dietary approaches to stop hypertension (dash) diet. Get plenty of potassium, which can help prevent and control high blood pressure. Eat less saturated fat and total fat. If you're overweight, losing even 3 kgs can lower your blood pressure. Strive for at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day. I being a both a registered dietitian (rd) and doctor have been successfully helping patients with their problems through a holistic approach using customized therapeutic diet and medications. I will also suggest home remedies. Do reply back for private consultation for rx.
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The word heart attack is making me weak please tell me some medicine. Because before 2 months my uncle's death was by same problem.

MD Microbiology
General Physician,
The word heart attack is making me weak please tell me some medicine. Because before 2 months my uncle's death was by...
Hi. All you have to do is. Follow healthy diet pattern, have good physical activity, remain stress free and get yourself regularly checked if you have a family history of heart disease.
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I have got a heart problem, my left ventricle of heart gets disfunctioning, superior venacava work properly bt inferior dismanage, please suggest me.

B.A.M.S.
Ayurveda,
I have got a heart problem, my left ventricle of heart gets disfunctioning, superior venacava work properly bt inferi...
Hi lybrate-user, pls monitor your bp regularly and ecg every 6 months start flax seeds 2tsf -0-2tsf with 1 glass of lukewarm water after food tb. Heartstrong 1 -0-1 after food which will provide strenghth to your heart muscle amd control your bp aleovera juice 30 ml + 250 ml of water early morning empty stomach thanks.
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I am 32 years old. My BP level is 150/80. I have taken telmisartan 40 MG o. D daily. Last 3 months I didn't take medicine. Today I going to blood test and my creatine is 1.7. My question is stopping the hypertension tablets is increase blood creatine.

Clinical Cardiology, MD - Consultant Physician
Cardiologist, Surat
I am 32 years old. My BP level is 150/80. I have taken telmisartan 40 MG o. D daily. Last 3 months I didn't take medi...
Hi high blood pressure can cause kidneys problems and raised creatinine levels. So stopping your bp medicines can cause it. And yes, having raised creatinine, means you should consult a heart doctor regarding wether you can take your telmisartan or not. Take care.
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I am suffering from dry cough for the last 2 weeks and I have chest pain whenever I cough hard. Can you suggest what should be done?

MD, MBBS
General Physician, Bangalore
I am suffering from dry cough for the last 2 weeks and I have chest pain whenever I cough hard. Can you suggest what ...
You can take a teaspoon syrup two to three times a day, there are many cough syrups for dry cough over the counter.
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I am 46 years male I know drinking more water is very nice result and I am drinking also but due to my heart problem my cardio Dr. advice to drink only 1.5 litre water in whole day what to do I fear if I drink less water my kidney will come in problem please advice.

Post Doctoral Fellowship , Post Doctoral Fellowship - Electrophysiology & devices, DM - Cardiology, MD - Medicine, MBBS
Cardiologist, Noida
I am 46 years male I know drinking more water is very nice result and I am drinking also but due to my heart problem ...
Do what your doctor has advised . You have to take adequate amount only and not excess . 1.5 l is adequate under normal conditions
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Recovering After Heart Surgery

MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Udaipur
Recovering After Heart Surgery

Once the heart surgery is complete, the initial recovery process from the wounds and incisions can take almost two months. The doctor will give you instructions on how to take care of yourself post-surgery so you recuperate faster and be back in the pink of health.

Road to recovery

  1. The first step is to take care of the wounds; make sure that you keep the area of the incision dry. Avoid taking baths for the first few days. If you notice any sign of infection such as redness around the area, pus oozing out or high fever, then do not waste time consult a doctor. Experiencing symptoms such as the breastbone shifting and cracking when you move should not be disregarded at all.
  2. Post-surgical pain is another area that you need to address. The area adjoining the incision can be painful till the first few weeks pass and there may be pain and stiffness in the surrounding muscles as well. In case of a bypass surgery, the legs may hurt if the veins from the legs were used as grafts. The pain and the soreness will recede with time.
  3. Avoid heavy activity for the first two months post-surgery. Start with small tasks, and gradually build up your activity levels so that the body gets used to it. Avoid activities such as standing for 15 minutes or more at the same place and lifting heavy things. Make sure to consult your physiotherapist before you start with light exercises such as walking.
  4. The recovery process also depends on the type of food you eat; because eating healthy food can certainly rev up the recovery process. Initially, you may not feel like eating much, so get your appetite up in a gradual manner. It is best to avoid any junk meal at this point in time as that can adversely affect your body’s metabolism even further. It is important that you get the required amount of rest so that your body can recuperate.
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Which is the best treatment Allopathy, Siddha or Homeopathy for BP? Is it necessary to continue the medicines through out life time ? Kindly advise.

MD-Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Chikhli
I don't know about others , but Homeopathic cure is 100 % & time period depend upon personality , definitely not for life long .
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Hai, I'm Sathish I have a pair when I press near my heart and its paining when I bend or move So tell me the reason why its paining and also how to control it.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Hai, I'm Sathish I have a pair when I press near my heart and its paining when I bend or move So tell me the reason w...
It could be a muscular pain 1. Take one tablet of crocin pain relief sos after food upto a maximum of 3 tablets daily 2. Apply volini gel twice daily 3. Give warm compress locally 4. Take rest 5. If no relief, take xray chest and consult physician, for advice and treatment.
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My moms age is 45 and she is having diabetes she is also suffering from cholesterol and also problem of blood pressure what should she do to control all this things?

MBBS
General Physician, Jaipur
My moms age is 45 and she is having diabetes she is also suffering from cholesterol and also problem of blood pressur...
Indian Diet Plan For Diabetes Food ItemAmountProtein (g)Calories (kcal) EARLY MORNING Fenugreek seeds with 1 cup of water––– Tea (without sugar)1 cup435 Marie Biscuits2156 Breakfast Stuffed methi/palak /lauki paratha2 small7200 Curd50 gm (1 cup)330 OR Egg white / Paneer Bhurji1 medium bowl6130 Plain roti (no oil)2 small3150 OR Vegetable poha/upama/oats/daliya1 soup bowl4.5230 MID MORNING Apple /guava/orange1–40 LUNCH Salad (10 mins before lunch)1 Medium bowl130 Capsicum + gobhi veg1 medium bowl185 Dal1 soup bowl6130 Phulka (no ghee)26175 EVENING Milk / green tea / herbal tea / lemon water1 cup235 Roasted chana + Muri1 cup585 DINNER Salad (10 mins before dinner)Phulka (no ghee24.5150 Lauki veg1 cup285 Curd1 cup330 LATE NIGHT Skim Milk (no sugar)1 glass4120 Total–49.51286 How is an Ideal Indian Diet Plan for Diabetes made? An Ideal 1200 Calorie Indian Diet Plan For Diabetes can be designed keeping in mind the person’s individual requirements and other medical conditions. Every person has different caloric requirement. The calorie requirement is based on various factors like age, sex, medical conditions, activity levels, metabolism etc. To lose weight in a healthy manner, calculate your BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate). This will help you understand the minimum calories your body requires in order to function properly. This sample 1200 Calorie Indian Diet Plan For Diabetes, will provide you with an idea of what an ideal 1200 Calorie Indian Diet Plan For Diabetes looks like. Although you must understand that this is just a generalized 1200 calorie Indian diet plan for diabetes, it may or may not suit your goal as there are chances your body requirements will be different. So do consult your dietician in person to know if you can use this 1200 Calorie Indian Diet Plan For Diabetes.
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I'm 68 yrs male, height: 5' 4, weight: ~75kg, taking medicine (one tab telma40) for hypertension for the last 10 yrs or so (amlopres 5 was added for the last 4-5 yrs). Bp used to be in the vicinity of 140/85 (with above medication). Since a month or so, my bp shot up to: 160-175/90-105 (on an average). I an feel little heaviness in my head and eyes. What should I do? pleas advise.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I'm 68 yrs male, height: 5' 4, weight: ~75kg, taking medicine (one tab telma40) for hypertension for the last 10 yrs ...
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 .
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I am 40 yrs. Old female. I have been under medication for hypothyroidism from past five years. Even though my total cholesterol level is normal I have bit higher level of trygleceroids. I. E. 260. Do I need medication? My weight is 65 kg. And ht. Is 166 cm.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Cardiology, Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS - Physician )
Cardiologist, Delhi
I am 40 yrs. Old female. I have been under medication for hypothyroidism from past five years. Even though my total c...
Hypothyroid leads to a slight increase in Triglycerides, your levels are not high enough to start any medications yet. you have not mentioned your LDL levels. so make sure your TSH is within normal range. Secondly diet, exercise and lifestyle patters have a major correlation with Cholesterol levels, It is important that you modify your diet to a low fat, low sugar diet (take a detailed diet consult for that) and begin with exercise, start gradually increase to 45 mins per dayof brisk walking or yoga, quit alcohol if u take. these are standard recommendations asper American and European guidelines accepted by India cardiac society also, so kindly do not pay heed to anyone who suggests to you that diet has no role to play in cholesterol management.
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My wife is now having breathing difficulty. She around 56 yrs and under went an open heart surgery in 2009. Echo gram shows her EF as 40%. Her previous EF 6 months ago was 52%. What is the reason. What precaution and treatment are required.

BHMS, MD - Alternate Medicine
Homeopath, Nagpur
She need lifestyle modification and regular stamina building regimen. She might also require medications. Homeopathy has known to improve quality of life in these patients. So wholistic approach is important.
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Hi sir few days before l feels heaviness &pain in my chest l consult with Dr. ,he said we can take TMT test whose report is NEGATIVE what can l have to do now?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hi sir few days before l feels heaviness &pain in my chest l consult with Dr. ,he said we can take TMT test whose rep...
Hello, Lybrate user, you might be suffering from gastric disorder to cause heaviness in chest if other conditions are normal. Tk, plenty of water to eliminate toxins, dilute acid in stomach ,regulate metabolism & soften faeces (stool) to b evacuated smoothly to avoid constipation.   •go for a brisk walk in d morning to restore your blood circulation & to activate peristaltic movement to complete digestion to ease gastric disorder.   • go for meditation & yoga to nourish your whole body to complete the digestion by stimulating edequate  digestive enzymes and to calm down stress ,being, one of d  main reasons of gastritis.   •  your diet be simple, non- irritant, easily digestible ,on time to avoid, indigestion.  • Consume, apples, carrots, skimmed milk, papaya,bottle gourds (lauki) ,mung- dal,    •Tk Homoeo medicines ,gentle & repaid in administration without any side effect, there of. @ Nux vom 30-6 pills thrice a day. @ China 200-6 pills. Thrice.   • ensure at least 7 hrs of sound sleep in d night.    • Avoid, caffeine ,nicotine ,alcohol, junk food, citrus fruits, curds, pizza,bargar ,cookies & watching Tv in late night. > Your feedback matters, please. Tk, care, stay fit & fine.
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I am 31 yrs old, I am suffering mitral valve prolapse2 d echo report1) mitral valve leaflets: aml prolapsing.Please suggest in this regard

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
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.
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Sir I am 51 years old male From the past 0ne week my BP is 140 to 150by 90 to 100 Is digital machine vary the readings. What I should do to reduce it to 120 by 90 I'm not having any symptoms like giddy nes or omitting nothing Pl suggest me.

MBBS, MD-General Medicine, DM - Cardiology
Cardiologist, Secunderabad
Sir I am 51 years old male
From the past 0ne week my BP is 140 to 150by 90 to 100
Is digital machine vary the reading...
Dear sir, it's not necessary that you will have symptoms if your bp is high. High bp can be completely asymptomatic. Coming to your case you should consider lifestyle measures like exercise, dietary salt restriction, stress management, smoking cessation if you do etc apart from medicines.
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My son is 32 years old and doing job in corporate sector.Their nature of job is fraught with lot of anxiety. On 18 .03 2015 he measured his BP which showed 130/80 in morning 9 o,clock.There after at 12 noon the physician measured it and told that it is 150/90. I understand high BP at this age is very very damaging.Please advise how to control the BP without resorting to medication.Please note that his cholesterol level is 218.

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Cholesterol is borderline high. Otherwise his BP appears to be on upper limit and anxious. Cut down cholesterol and Saturated fat. Let him try meditation and relaxation and investigate thoroughlly if he has essential Hypertension and hen need to control diet and exercise and organize a stress managed lifestyle. Yoga and meditation are advisable along with pranayama, If there is dyslipaedemia needs to take medication/ alternative medication available. Check out all investigations /or check HBA!C too and get back to me. There is no medication at this stage. He can follow natural methods and lets see and also reduce weight and take fruit diet/ alongwith.
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