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Dr. P. Thirumalai

Cardiologist, Chennai

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Dr. P. Thirumalai is a renowned Cardiologist in Velachery, Chennai. He is currently associated with Kamakshi Memorial Hospital in Velachery, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. P. Thirumalai on Lybrate.com.

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I have chest pain I don't whether it is chest pain or heart pain, it will come when I was laughing too much and some more time suddenly come for 10 seconds and it will automatically goes awqy.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I have chest pain I don't whether it is chest pain or heart pain, it will come when I was laughing too much and some ...
As it goes off it can be only a sprain sort of pain and you can do a TMT tos see if it is heart pain
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I have taken Amlovas 2.5 for three days, my bp was 140/90, Dr. Prescribed me. But I have found 140/90 to 120/80 bp for last four years. Can I stop the medicine and go for regular walk and free hand exercise.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I have taken Amlovas 2.5 for three days, my bp was 140/90, Dr. Prescribed me. But I have found 140/90 to 120/80 bp fo...
don't stop the medicines for BP as they protect the heart from attack and brain from stroke reduce stress and anxiety related issues with the help of yoga and meditation reduce weight also reduce salt and take more potassium through citrus fruits like oranges and lemon juice and water. eat healthy and more of seasonal vegetables and fruits
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Hi am 26 year old woman waiting for labour pain I have pregnancy of 285 days as of now. I have all normal reports yet. I have taken castor oil with milk but found no response. What should I do?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hi am 26 year old woman waiting for labour pain I have pregnancy of 285 days as of now. I have all normal reports yet...
Hello, Lybrate user, Tk homoeo medicine @ pulsatilla 30-6 pills, thrice. Tk, plenty of water to condition your amniotic fluid. Wish U a healthy baby. Tk care.
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Hi, I 34 year old having some time chest pain and breathing problems. I also checked by chest specialist they tell no problem but they tell have shines problem. Is it effects of shines?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Hi, I  34 year old having some time chest pain and breathing problems. I also checked by chest specialist they tell n...
1. It could be due to anxiety, stress, obesity, anemia, blocked nose, dns, nasal polyp, adenoid, sinusitis, asthma. Heart problem 2. Get yourself medically examined by doctor and follow the advice and treatment accordingly 3. If you have chest pain, take ecg after cnsulting physician.
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I have a problem in my heart, in my heart there is a little bit pinching since the last two days, what should I do?

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
I have a problem in my heart, in my heart there is a little bit pinching since the last two days, what should I do?
Take cosmos 30 3 doses for 3 days. And do daily morning exercises for 10 mins before 8am. You will be helped.
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Congenital Heart Disease - Signs Your Kid is Suffering from It!

MBBS, DM - Cardiology, MD
Cardiologist, Hyderabad
Congenital Heart Disease - Signs Your Kid is Suffering from It!

Most families refer to their newborn baby as their 'bundle of joy'. The news of a child being born brings immense joy to the entire family. However, due to various reasons, a child could be born with some medical abnormalities, which would be known as congenital abnormalities. There are several different types of heart defects that can be congenital. These usually manifest themselves either immediately after birth or in the early years of life. In some cases, the abnormality could be detected on prenatal ultrasounds. In others, it may not be and the family could be caught off guard about the condition. This causes a lot of stress, both for the child, who does not receive regular postnatal care and for the parents immediately after the delivery process.

If the baby has the following symptoms within the first few hours of life, there could be a serious underlying condition, which requires medical attention. The presence and severity of the symptoms would depend on the actual abnormality.

  1. The skin is pale gray or blue in color due to excessive venous flow in the system
  2. Excessive sweating
  3. The child is exerting to breathe regularly
  4. Rapid breathing causes added load on the heart accompanied by a grunting noise
  5. Flared nostrils i.e. the baby attempts to take in more oxygen with each breath causes flared nostrils
  6. Swollen legs, eyes, and abdomen: Fluid retention in the legs and abdomen is quite common, and this could be characteristic of newborns with congenital heart disease
  7. Shortness of breath, even during feeding
  8. Clubbed fingernails
  9. Lethargy and low energy, even with feeding, therefore very poor feeding pattern
  10. Chest pain, which may cause the newborn to cry incessantly
  11. Low weight gain, as they feed less

In some children, symptoms manifest only during the teenage years or early adulthood. These conditions are not very severe and the symptoms include:

  1. Swelling of the hands, feet, and ankles due to fluid accumulation
  2. Lowered energy levels, leading to easy fatigue
  3. Shortness of breath with even minimal physical activity
  4. Inability to exercise
  5. Developmental delays and changes in growth milestones
  6. Recurrent respiratory tract infections including sinus infections, bronchitis, and pneumonia
  7. Endocarditis
  8. Pulmonary hypertension
  9. Heart failure, where the heart is not able to effectively function and pump blood to all parts of the body.

Some or more of these symptoms should trigger a warning to get the child tested for congenital heart disease. While some would just require a monitoring until severe symptoms develop, severe conditions like holes, abnormal valves, narrowed arteries, and blood vessel abnormalities might require immediate intervention. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a cardiologist.

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Sir I am 21 years old and I am suffering g with ankylosing spondylitis. Doctors has said that I can never overcome with this problem. I feel bitter pain in my waist, right shoulder and right side of my chest. My HLAB27report is positive and I had stopped taking any pain killer. Sir please suggest me regarding my issue. Thank You.

Diploma in Diabetology, Pregnancy & Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Prevention in Diabetes ,Thyroid
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
Sir I am 21 years old and I am suffering g with ankylosing spondylitis. Doctors has said that I can never overcome wi...
It is right it is autoimmune disorder. Life long. But sreroids has good role. Taper slowly down under giudance. Physiotherapy play role.
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My age 47/male/HCM patient / wt 67 kgs / BP 130/90 / Nebivel 5 mg / stress work nature. Feeling uncomfortable and dizziness, pain in left chest regularly, managing life with yoga practices. Feel better. Tested ECG and Doppler 20 years back and recent, Diagnosed (thicken muscle) HCM. Taking Nebivel 5 mg. Request life advice from your experiences. Thanking you.

M.D in Psychiatry
Psychiatrist,
My age 47/male/HCM patient / wt 67 kgs / BP 130/90 / Nebivel 5 mg / stress work nature. Feeling uncomfortable and diz...
Hello sir, got to know about your problem. HCM, I assume is evaluted by cardiologist. I hope he has explained to you about your condition of your heart and what can be done about it. Sometimes they do ablation inside heart to reduce the increased size if it is obstructing the flow of blood from the heart. This is done through heart catheterization only. They don't cut open your heart. Safe and simple procedure in experienced cardiologists. If you are worried about CNN unnecessarily and worrying about it, being anxious and getting chest pain and palpitations and diziness, then consult a psychiatrist can help you to reduce anxiety and fear that you might die. I hope I have answers your question to some extent.
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I am taking one teaspoonful of cinnamon powder+3times honey on empty stomach. I am 69 year old and I am taking this as a precaution for cholesterol and heart related possibilities. Are there any side effects of this and can I continue this for an extended period?

General Physician (AM)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Chandigarh
I have not heard of this in my lifetime for cholesterol! Try eating lots of garlic. If you cant have it get it homeopathically allium sativum,(biochemic) nat phos. Avoid all types of fats and red meat. Requires detailed questioning so as to ascertain your personality and to treat you symptomatically. Treatment is available, safe and without side effects in biochemic system of medication. Consult me in private.
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My mother chest pain. But ECG check OK. But chest area more heat & back pain. Feel un easy. Not in normal. Doctor says better angiogram test. More acidity issue. Also. Kindly at kind of treatment need.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
My mother chest pain. But ECG check OK. But chest area more heat & back pain. Feel un easy. Not in normal. Doctor say...
Your doctor is right, get angiogram to rule out blockages in blood vessels supplying blood to heart muscles.
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I am suffering from dry cough for the last two weeks and I have chest pain when ever I caught hard can you suggest what should be done?

PGDHHM, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I am suffering from dry cough for the last two weeks and I have chest pain when ever I caught hard can you suggest wh...
Dry cough is usually due to viral causes , gastro-oesophageal reflux, smoking, allergic rhinitis , laryngitis . Over-the-counter medicine for pain,antitussive cough syrp, lukewarm water gargles might help u. Keep Lozenges in mouth. If still symptoms persists, get ur xray chest done. Hope this helps u. If required, consult with details.
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Cholesterol: Good and Bad of It

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
Internal Medicine Specialist, Delhi
Cholesterol: Good and Bad of It

Over the last few decades, the word cholesterol has assumed a different connotation. It has come to be known as a silent killer that spells doom for health. However, what we need to realize is that a certain amount of cholesterol is essential for the proper functioning of the body. The liver produces about 85% of the cholesterol that is required by the body normally. The ever changing food habits have introduced a lot of processed foods that are loaded with saturated fats. Along with this, reduced physical activity has led to accumulation of cholesterol in the blood.

The types of cholesterol are based on the density and we have 2 types of density that is Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) and High Density Lipoprotein (HDL). LDL is more dangerous than HDL, called as bad and good cholesterol respectively. In addition, the triglycerides and lipoprotein are also critical indicators of overall cholesterol levels. Depending on a person's age, height and weight, normal levels are derived for each of these four.

Because of their density of the cholesterol molecules, as they are circulating in the blood stream, they tend to get sluggish and settle down along the walls of the blood vessels, referred to as plaque. This plaque attracts more and more cholesterol from the blood and the layer gets gradually thicker. This reduces the thickness of the blood vessels and in severe cases even completely blocks blood flow to important organs like the brain and heart, leading to severe conditions like stroke and heart attack respectively.

However, it is not always that all cholesterol is bad. It is one of the essential things for the proper body functions with the main functions listed below:

  1. Each cell in the body requires it to form the cell membrane, the protective layer around the cells
  2. Synthesis of vitamin D is done with the help of cholesterol, which is very essential for skin health
  3. It also helps in hormone formation. In addition to steroids, other hormones like testosterone, estrogen, cortisol require cholesterol as a main ingredient
  4. Formation of neurotransmitters and overall nerve function requires cholesterol. This ensures optimal neurological functioning.

So, as noted above, there are, both good and bad aspects to cholesterol. It is not all that dangerous a thing that it is made out to be. The trick is to maintain a good level of cholesterol so that the body's requirements are met, and at the same time, the harmful effects are kept at bay. Some important parameters to manage, include the percentage of bad cholesterol in the blood and the ratio of triglycerides to HDL in the blood. These are considered fair indicators of heart health and if need be, lifestyle changes and/or medications can be undertaken to manage overall health and reduce risk of heart disease and stroke.

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What is symptoms of heart disease? How can we identify any heart related disease?

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
What is symptoms of heart disease? How can we identify any heart related disease?
You can save time during a cardiac emergency by planning ahead. Here are some ways to prepare for a heart attack and possibly increase your chances of survival. 1. Know the warning signs Not everyone who has a heart attack experiences the same symptoms, and some people have no symptoms at all. There are, however, some common ones you should know: Chest discomfort (pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain) Pain radiating to the arms, back, neck, jaw or stomach Shortness of breath Other symptoms, for example, sweating, nausea, vomiting or lightheadedness 2. Know what to do If you experience symptoms of a heart attack: Call 911 immediately. Because emergency personnel can begin treatment before you reach the hospital, transport to the hospital in an ambulance is the best way to receive prompt care. If calling 911 is not possible, have someone drive you to the hospital. Do not drive yourself to the hospital unless you have absolutely no other alternative. While waiting for help to arrive, chew a regular-dose aspirin to help prevent blood clots. Take with a glass of water. If you have been prescribed nitroglycerin tablets or spray for angina, take one to three doses to see whether symptoms are relieved. Lie down, breathe deeply and slowly, and try to stay calm. 3. Develop an action plan If you are at high risk for a heart attack, consider some of the following suggestions: Think what you would do if you had a heart attack in various situations, such as at home or while driving. Decide who would take care of any dependents. Make sure these backup people are willing to help out in an emergency. Write down a list of medications you are currently taking, medications you are allergic to, your doctors' phone numbers (both during and after office hours) and contact information for a friend or relative. Keep copies of this information in several places, such as at home, at work, in your car and in your wallet or purse. Give instructions to your family and friends. Tell them the warning signs of a heart attack and what to do if you experience these signs. Encourage them to take a cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) class so that they can provide assistance if your breathing or heart stops before the ambulance arrives. Keep a bottle of aspirin in your home, car, office and toiletry bag. Always have your cell phone with you in case you need to call for help. You can save time during a cardiac emergency by planning ahead. Here are some ways to prepare for a heart attack and possibly increase your chances of survival. 1. Know the warning signs Not everyone who has a heart attack experiences the same symptoms, and some people have no symptoms at all. There are, however, some common ones you should know: Chest discomfort (pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain) Pain radiating to the arms, back, neck, jaw or stomach Shortness of breath Other symptoms, for example, sweating, nausea, vomiting or lightheadedness 2. Know what to do If you experience symptoms of a heart attack: Call 911 immediately. Because emergency personnel can begin treatment before you reach the hospital, transport to the hospital in an ambulance is the best way to receive prompt care. If calling 911 is not possible, have someone drive you to the hospital. Do not drive yourself to the hospital unless you have absolutely no other alternative. While waiting for help to arrive, chew a regular-dose aspirin to help prevent blood clots. Take with a glass of water. If you have been prescribed nitroglycerin tablets or spray for angina, take one to three doses to see whether symptoms are relieved. Lie down, breathe deeply and slowly, and try to stay calm. 3. Develop an action plan If you are at high risk for a heart attack, consider some of the following suggestions: Think what you would do if you had a heart attack in various situations, such as at home or while driving. Decide who would take care of any dependents. Make sure these backup people are willing to help out in an emergency. Write down a list of medications you are currently taking, medications you are allergic to, your doctors' phone numbers (both during and after office hours) and contact information for a friend or relative. Keep copies of this information in several places, such as at home, at work, in your car and in your wallet or purse. Give instructions to your family and friends. Tell them the warning signs of a heart attack and what to do if you experience these signs. Encourage them to take a cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) class so that they can provide assistance if your breathing or heart stops before the ambulance arrives. Keep a bottle of aspirin in your home, car, office and toiletry bag. Always have your cell phone with you in case you need to call for help.
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Doctor, I'm male, underweight, age 29, height 170 centimetre, weight 50 kg. Due to chronic anxiety, and depression, I'm experiencing loss of weight, digestive disorder, sleep disturbances and a low BP 90|70, tachycardia. Is it harmful for health? Will it cause heart problem? If one takes stress or chronic anxiety Or depression Or confusion, it can cause heart Problem and diabetes at young age?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Doctor, I'm male, underweight, age 29, height 170 centimetre, weight 50 kg. Due to chronic anxiety, and depression, I...
Dear Lybrateuser, - You have to take control of yourself & get determined to improve your situation - have a well balanced diet containing fruits & vegetables, whole grains, low fat dairy, non veg, a handful of nuts - have 7-8 glasses of water per day - exercise is very important as it improves the mood & will increase appetite when done regularly, do walking, jogging, swimming, also yoga, meditation & deep breathing 10-15 min in the morning all these will have a calming effect on the mind - keep your timing of meals, sleep, exercise regular - consult a doctor or councillor - your problem can lead to heart disorder, DM, lethargy if no improvement.
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My father is suffering from borderline high cholesterol the range is 200-239 mg/DL. I knw that the oily things is to be avoid but can anyone tell me that how much protein and carbohydrate needed to him on the daily basis and water .And also told me that how much calories is to be burn on the daily basis .And how many days to be overcome from this disease Thank you.

MD - General Medicine, PG Diploma Clinical Cardiology
Cardiologist, Mohali
My father is suffering from borderline high cholesterol the range is 200-239 mg/DL. I knw that the oily things is to ...
Just start walking daily for 30 min and continue taking low fat diet. As per latest guidelines carbohydrate should be cut from diet and include more proteins. For details about the diet you have to meet dietician for full evaluation and counselling. Usually if you follow low fat diet and regular walk it can be cured in 2 to 3 months.
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I am suffer to high blood pressure for last six months. Bp is 90/165. But I am normal at present. I have no issue related my bp nor my hody react for high bp. What should I do? Please guide.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am suffer to high blood pressure for last six months. Bp is 90/165. But I am normal at present. I have no issue rel...
BP is called silent killer , meaning it will not usually show any signs and you are hypertensive and need medication and lifestyle changes like avoiding slat and do mild - moderate exercises .Do not smoke or drink
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If blood pressure drops from normal to very low 78/55 what is the instant remedy. Please let us know.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Make the person lie down with head low position and keep a pinch of salt below tongue every minute and rub the extremities and get help from medical professionals for IV ringer lactate
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I have a chest problem. My one breast is bigger with some hard fat inside and also covered uo with large nipple area. And another one is ok. With no fat and normal nipple. So what should I do.?

M Ch. Plastic Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Durg
I have a chest problem. My one breast is bigger with some hard fat inside and also covered uo with large nipple area....
Gynecomastia can be due to many reasons - drug intake, endocrinal( hormonal) problems , metabolic causes or pubertal gynecomastia . Here there is enlargement of breast due to fatty or glandular component of breast. Get serum testosterone, prolactin and thyroid profile done. Surgical correction of gynecomastia can be done by liposuction and sos gland incision . It's a safe and near scarless procedure . Consult a plastic surgeon for that.
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Hi sir I am 22 year male I am feeling miss beat in heart it mostly happen when I am lying and doing some exercise or work what to do sir? I taken all the test but report says nothing wrong in your heart please give some solution for me sir.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
Hi sir I am 22 year male I am feeling miss beat in heart it mostly happen when I am lying and doing some exercise or ...
Please Do meditation regularly Do pranayam and yoga daily Avoid fatty diets Take Tab Abana by Himalaya 1....1 for 1 month Reconsult after 15 days.
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If a person is suffering with diabetes. Do we can say that the possibility for heart disease for him is higher?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
If a person is suffering with diabetes. Do we can say that the possibility for heart disease for him is higher?
Mr. Lybrate-user, you are right, when a person is having diabetes, his chances of getting a heart related problem increase exponentially. This becausediabetes affects coronary arteries and a lot of silent heart attacks are reported in diabetes patients.
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