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Dr. P. Arunachalam

Cardiologist, Chennai

300 at clinic
Dr. P. Arunachalam Cardiologist, Chennai
300 at clinic
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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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My wife is 32 weeks pregnant n before ten days she gone to check up her hb n bp r normal but since from 5 days her legs r bit swelling completely (complete legs) bit of back pain too other than that she is normal wts the problem bcoz bp n hb both r normal so. please suggest.

FAMS, MS - Orthopaedics, Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho)
Orthopedist, Indore
My wife is 32 weeks pregnant n before ten days she gone to check up her hb n bp r normal but since from 5 days her le...
Dear lybrate-user, namaskar, there is nothing unusual. In later stage of pregnancy when the uterus becomes heavy, it imparts pressure on the inferior vena cava (carrying blood from the legs to the heart) which causes hindrance in blood drainage from the lower limbs. Will settle after parturition. Meanwhile. She must avoid dependent position of the legs and keep them elevated on pillows at night and rest hours. And do simple exercises of the feet and knees. Take care.
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High Blood Pressure - All You Need To Know About It!

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Cardiologist, Mohali
High Blood Pressure - All You Need To Know About It!

The heart is a muscular organ that pumps blood to the entire body through a network of arteries and veins. This network contains big vessels which branch out further to supply blood to the distant organs. There is, therefore, some pressure that the heart and thereby the vessels need to exert to push the blood through these vessels. This is known as blood pressure, and normal pressure levels range from 90-140(systolic)/60-90(diastolic) mm of Hg. However, due to various reasons, this pressure could be more, which is one of the first signs of heart disease.

Causes of increased blood pressure: 

  1. Thickening of the blood vessels. With age, the elastic blood vessels naturally turn rigid and less elastic, so there is more pressure required to push blood. It is natural for people over 55 years of age to have higher readings of blood pressure. This is known as primary hypertension (HTN).
  2. Narrowed blood vessels. This happens due to cholesterol accumulation along the walls of the blood vessels. Faulty dietary habits along with sedentary lifestyle have increased the incidence of hypertension due to this condition, known as atherosclerosis. Critical atherosclerotic narrowing of renal arteries lead to renovascular HTN that is one of the commonest of secondary HTN. 

Other Causes of secondary hypertension are: 

  1. Kidney problems
  2. Thyroid hormone disorders 
  3. Congenital heart defects 
  4. Chronic alcohol abuse 
  5. Adrenal gland tumours 
  6. Chronic use of medications like birth control pills, pain killers, etc. 

Unidentified and uncontrolled hypertension can be silent and can lead to more severe conditions like heart attack and stroke. India is fast becoming the new hypertension capital of the world. Some of the common risk factors are: 

  1. Age 
  2. Family history 
  3. Being obese or overweight 
  4. Sedentary lifestyle
  5. Smoking 
  6. Alcohol consumption 
  7. Excessive salt intake 
  8. Stress levels 
  9. Ethnic background 

Symptoms: 

  1. Hypertension can go undetected for years together, but if there are risk factors like diabetes and high cholesterol, it is advisable to periodically monitor blood pressure. 
  2. Headaches, nosebleeds, and shortness of breath should not be ignored. These can be the first warning signs of hypertension, and if detected early, preventive measures can be taken. 
  3. If there are co-morbid risk factors, it is advisable to constantly keep a check on BP readings. 

Management: 

This includes a combination of diet and lifestyle modifications. 

  1. Quit smoking and alcohol: Of the many wonders quitting smoking can do, reducing BP readings is just one. The improvement would be almost instantaneous. Quit or else reduce alcohol and see dramatic improvements. 
  2. Weight management: Through a combination of diet and exercise, ensure that weight is brought under control. Set a target BMI (Below 26 kg/m2) and work towards it religiously. 
  3. Diet: Reduce salt, increase potassium, increase vitamin D, eat a heart-healthy diet, and see the hypertension readings improve. Please find attached and reviewed copy for health tip for posting. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a cardiologist.
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I have a little pain in my left side of chest. It is nt a regular pain. Pain Aries after a gap plic help n sugest me sm tips to leave smoking.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I have a little pain in my left side of chest. It is nt a regular pain. Pain Aries after a gap plic help n sugest me ...
For pain take tablet paracetamol 650 mg and get an xray chest done to rule out any pathology and chew a gum like boomer to stop smoking.
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Whenever I indulge in sexual activity my pulse rate goes upto 130 and bp 140/90 and sometimes even more plus I also sweat alot . Is this normal or something is serious?

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
Whenever I indulge in sexual activity my pulse rate goes upto 130 and bp 140/90 and sometimes even more plus I also s...
Sexual activities are a type of physical activity which needs lots of energy so it is normal of high pulse rate & inrease in blood pressure during it.
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Having stomach ulcer from past one month. From past few days I am having a pain in my chest. Is this pain near my bottom rib cage because of ulcer or something else.help me plz

BHMS
Homeopath, Thane
Having stomach ulcer from past one month. From past few days I am having a pain in my chest. Is this pain near my bot...
Hi yes this pain can be due to ulcer. Take drox 8 drops (haslab) 5 drops in 1/4th cup of water drink thrice a day for 15 days revert back.
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I am 45 years old, male. I had a viral fever few days back and consulted our family doctor. He checked my BP and said it is on higher side. It was 98/148. My weight is 85 kg, so Doctor prescribed some activities. After doing some light walk exercise, my BP was 95/132, still on higher side. What are the other precautions I should take to control my BP. Is it really alarming? Please suggest me Doctor. I do not have other symptoms like vomiting, headache, weakness, fever etc.

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Cardiologist, Surat
I am 45 years old, male. I had a viral fever few days back and consulted our family doctor. He checked my BP and said...
Hi. Bp is the problem that generally does not cause any symptoms of the patient. This is what makes the disease so bad kind of disease. Because patient does not feel any problem from the disease. Most of the times bp is detected when the patient goes to a doctor for some other reasons, doctors check bp and detect you having high blood pressure. You need to check your blood pressure regularly for like about one week or one months time. If every time your blood pressure is more than one 140/90 then it is proven fact that taking a blood pressure medicine will give you good results in long time. God has made the heart in such a way that when it pumps, it creates pressure of one 120/80. So when you have high blood pressure you want your heart to work harder so that it produces more pressure. So each and every beat your heart pumps, it is working more than what it is supposed to work. So just imagine 80 times in a minute then what in an hour what in 24 hours what in weeks and what in years. So this extra burden on the heart causes problem in long time. This is why we advise to take bp medicines so that we can reduce the load on your heart so that it lasts longer. Take care.
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How to do our heart healthy And How to do our BP in equal And how to become fair of man.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
How to do our heart healthy And How to do our BP in equal
And how to become fair of man.
For a healthy lifestyle with a heart disease 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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Some time I have a pain in my left side chest. What is the reason behind that. And some time when I take a long breath then I feel same I tell you before.

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General Physician,
Some time I have a pain in my left side chest. What is the reason behind that. And some time when I take a long breat...
You may have developed scute bronchitis of left lung due to allergy or infection. Have a chest xray done and consult a chest specialist. Lead a healthy lifestyle. And balanced food with lot of leafy vegetables. Go for morning walk followed by free hand exercises. It should help you.
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Si rMale, age 51 y, i am smoking cigarates since last 30years still now, daily 10nos, just now i am feealing cheast pain last few days, what care to take

Post Graduate Diploma In Rehabilitation Psychology, M A Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Bhopal
Hi Consult a general physician for your chest pain & get yourself evaluated for any other associated issues. QUIT SMOKING ! ALL THE BEST!
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I have less haemoglobin in my body. Haemoglobin never increases. Now a days blood pressure low getting low after a week. So what precautions I take in this situation what medicine is to take in blood pressure low?

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Ayurveda, Ambala
I have less haemoglobin in my body. Haemoglobin never increases. Now a days blood pressure low getting low after a we...
For Maintain low BP to normal level: • Anaemia is a cause of low BP so check your hemoglobin level (Hb) if this is low so eat green leafy vegetables, beetroot and fruits like pomegranate, banana. • Eat an apple daily it maintain your BP normal. • Take your meal daily do not skip meal. • When you feel that your BP is low then take 2 teaspoons of sugar and add a pinch of salt mix it in one glass of water and drink it. You can repeat it after 2 hours. This will maintain electrolyte balance and your BP. You can drink a cup of tea. * Drink 8 - 9 glass of water daily. Hydrate your body well with drinking proper amount of water because dehydration is also cause fall of BP. • Drink a glass of milk daily. It maintain your stamina. • Take a multivitamin capsule daily for 15 days. • Eat a teaspoon of gulkand daily and maintain your blood sugar level. • Do long breathing pranayams daily and do not take stress.
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I am 22 year old. My problems. Is that I am so weak and my blood pressure is also very low. Sir please advice me what can I do for solutions from these type of deaseae.

MD - Consultant Physician
Cardiologist, Kolkata
Low blood pressure is no criteria. Please et yourself properly examined for weakness ie your blood count including hb%, fbs, if you are female then mensturation history, your job which may cause anxiety stress which leads to weakness. There many more causes or for which you need through examination.
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What is the main reason for sun stroke and how can we prevent this and what is the cure if affected.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
1. Stay out from direct heat of sun. 2. Avoid going out at the hottest part of the day. 3. Get acclimated - if you want to spend a lot of time outside in the heat, or if you have to work outside in the heat, get yourself acclimated to the weather first. Start out with small shifts in the heat, building up your resistance to the elevated temperature that you are not used to. As you get used to it, you can start spending more and more time outside, but always remember to take breaks from the heat to give your body a break.
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Obesity and Heart Disease

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, Post Graduate Program in Diabetology
General Physician, Delhi
Obesity and Heart Disease

Research suggests “overweight and obese people tend to develop heart disease at an earlier age.” The study indicated that “heart disease begins 1.8 years earlier in overweight middle-aged women compared with normal-weight women, and 4.3 years earlier for those who are obese.” The investigators also found that “obese middle-aged men suffer heart disease 3.1 years earlier than normal-weight men.”

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I can not concentrate on my work. When ever I have something to do I am unable to focus like something is stopping me, I feel irritable and my heart beats loudly. At such times, I don't want to talk to anyone. It irritates me if people are talking to me or even in front of me. I feel completely exhausted even if I am well rested and all I am able to do is sleep again. Is there any kind of changes in my lifestyle or diet that can help?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I can not concentrate on my work. When ever I have something to do I am unable to focus like something is stopping me...
Dear Lybrateuser, -From your symptoms it appears that you are stressed & have anxiety -some lifestyle changes will make you feel better, do not miss breakfast as it gives a boost to the metabolism & the energy to start your day & work, a low blood sugar leads to decreased concentration, irritability & lethargy, have a combination of a whole grain, like brown/multigrain bread & an egg or yogurt with fresh fruits, milk with oats/ cereals & fruits, eat meals on time, can even have a light snack in between meals like a sandwich, sprouts, a fruit, apple, wholegrain crackers, yogurt -have 7-8 glasses of water a day, good hydration keeps one alert & energized & also helps in removing toxins from the body -do regular exercise like walking, jogging for 20-30 min, also do yoga, meditation & deep breathing for 10-15 min in the morning as these calm your mind, reduce stress & help you keep fit -sleep well for 7-8 hrs at night, keep your sleep & wake up time fixed, eat dinner at least 2-3 hrs before bedtime, a good sleep keeps you fresh the next day, do not nap for more than 30 min in the day -keep your mind busy by reading, listening to music, follow a hobby, socialize -get your blood hemogram, sugar, thyroid homone levels checked -plan your work a day earlier & keep follow timings properly so that there is no stress & mind is relaxed.
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Cardiac Ailments "The Silent Killer"

BHMS, Certificate in Sex Education & Parenthood, PG Dip (Preventive & Promotive Healthcare), Dip in LSM (Prescribing Exercises), Dip in LSM (Metabolic Disroders & Nutrition), Dip in Occupational health & industrial hygiene., MBA (Healthcare), Certificate in Good Clinical Practice, Dip in Healthcare Quality, Core Competency In Lifestyle Medicine
Homeopath, Jamshedpur
Cardiac Ailments "The Silent Killer"

Heart diseases and hypertension which lead to heart or other organ failures has been on the rise for the past 2 decades. People above the age of 35+ have been seen suffering from such problems due to their unbalanced dietary habits and sedentary lifestyle. Its always advisable to control these factors to reduce your risk.

An indulgent lifestyle and an inadequate diet are two major causes of heart disease which can be changed. To stay fit here are a few measures of care and control

7 warning signals to know about.

Uncomfortable pressure, fullness, squeezing or episodes of pain in the centre of the chest lasting more than a few minutes. Pain spreading to the shoulders, neck or arms. It may feel like pressure, tightness, burning or heavy weight. It may be located in the chest, upper abdomen, neck, jaw or inside the arms or shoulders.


    Chest discomfort with light headedness, fainting, sweating, nausea, vomiting.
    Shortness of breath or agonal gasp.
    Anxiety, nervousness and/or cold, sweaty skin.
    Paleness.
    Increased or irregular heart rate or flutter or palpitation
    Feeling of impending doom with sinking sensation.


Know behind the scene 

A heart attack occurs when one or more of coronary arteries (main supply to heart) become blocked. Over time, a coronary artery can narrow from the buildup of various substances, including cholesterol (atherosclerosis). This condition, known as coronary artery disease, causes most heart attacks.

A. B. C of cardiac care

- avoid tobacco (cigarette, shisha)

- be more active (cardio exercises)

- choose good nutrition (eat larger portions of low-calorie, nutrient-rich foods, such as fruits and vegetables, and smaller portions of high-calorie, high-sodium foods, such as refined, processed or fast foods.)

Cutting cholesterol

Dietary cholesterol should be 300mg per day. Since it largely comes from animal products, consumption of non-vegetarian, whole full cream milk should be restricted.

Take a health alternative like chicken, fish, beans, vegetables, fruits, breads, pulses, wholewheat flour, cereals, brown rice, millet, skimmed milk and vegetable oils like corn, sesame, soyabean, sunflower, canola, olive and mustard.

Friendly and unfriendly fats
Fat should not exceed 30 per cent of your total calorie intake. Saturated fatty acids in full-cream milk and red meat increase your cholesterol level. Use non-fat or low-fat milk and milk products instead of full-cream milk and avoid sources of saturated fatty acids like lard, butter, cream, palm oil, coconut oil, cheese, etc.

Mono-unsaturated fats that lower cholesterol as well as prevent formation of blood clots are present in olive, canola, peanut and mustard oils. Omega-3, a fatty acid that prevents atherosclerosis is present in foods like herring, mackerel, salmon, tuna, soyabean, walnuts and butternuts. Take these regularly in small quantities to prevent atherosclerosis.

Holistic way to control chest pain


    Boil 4 -5 pods of garlic in glass of milk and consume the garlic pods with milk daily to avoid chest pain.
    Pound the dates with seeds and eat them every day.
    Increase the intake of ginger and lime in your diet.
    Drink a glass of milk mixed with kadukai (ink nut) powder every night before going to be.
    Take a spoon of tulsi (india basil) juice with honey in empty stomach every day.

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Hi, my TRIGLYCERIDES is 292 so I would like to know what kind of eating habit I should maintain, what food I should have and what food I should avoid.

MBBS, MD-General Medicine, DM - Cardiology
Cardiologist, Secunderabad
Hi, my TRIGLYCERIDES is 292 so I would like to know what kind of eating habit I should maintain, what food I should h...
Diet is important part of health management. Apart from other components of healthy lifestyle, healthy diet is a must for optimal health. Your diet should be rich in fruits and vegetables, protein, complex carbohydrates but low in oil and salt in general. Avoid sweet, colas, snacks and fried items. Drink adequate water. Form a habit of counting your calories, because at the end of the day that determines what you should eat and what you should not.
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I m 22 years old and have a Blood Pressure low problem since 2 years. Can you suggest me what should I do?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
1. Drink plenty of water/ Nimbu pani 2.Increase salt intake 3.Take plenty of fresh green leafy vegetables, Fruits. fish, chicken etc 4.Avoid alcohol 5, Go for regular exercise 6. Drink Tea/ coffee 7. Avoid prolonged standing 8. Avoid stress, anxiety, depression 9.Take . adequate rest and have 7-8 hours of sound sleep in the night 10.Do yoga, meditation and deep breathing exercise to calm your mind, control your emotion and relieve stress 11.check your hemoglobin, monitor BP and consult physician for advice and treatment
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I am 44 age old man. Height 167cm, weight 65kg Cholesterol LDL 172 Is this dangerous.

CLINICAL CARDIOLOGY, MD - Consultant Physician
Cardiologist, Surat
I am 44 age old man. Height 167cm, weight 65kg Cholesterol LDL 172 Is this dangerous.
Hi. Seeing your case ldl value of 172 is not high. No medicines are recommended for you. Carry on, enjoy.
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Sir, Is the variations in ECG shows the symptoms of heart attack? But he has normal cholesterol level. Is there any chance to get worry?

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine), DNB Cardiology
Cardiologist, Pune
Sir, Is the variations in ECG shows the symptoms of heart attack? But he has normal cholesterol level. Is there any c...
Variations in ECG can b due to various reasons. Many carfiovascular diaeases as well as noncardiac abnormality give rise to these variations. Heart attack has some specific changes in ECG in 60 to 70 percent of patients. Normal cholesterol level is just crude marker for lipids in body but it does not give always idea abt the visceral or vascular cholesterol deposits called as plaque burden. Pt having heart attack can have normal cholesterol levels. If chest pain with ECG variation occurs you hv to see cardiologist to get confirmation. There are noninvasive test like cardiac enzymea ECHO and stress test to give confirmation for a heart attack. Dnt worry. Just get evaluated and rule out cardiac issues.
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