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Dr. Pradap

Cardiologist, Chennai

Dr. Pradap Cardiologist, Chennai
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Dr. Pradap is an experienced Cardiologist in Ambikapuram, Chennai. Doctor is currently associated with CARE & CURE SPECIALITY HOSPITAL in Ambikapuram, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Pradap on Lybrate.com.

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I am 22 yrs old male sometimes I got left chest pain inside. is it dangerous? Is it dangerous to heart?

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
I am 22 yrs old male sometimes I got left chest pain inside. is it dangerous? Is it dangerous to heart?
Hello, CHEST PAIN in your case may be due to 1.acidity. 2. severe anxiety 3. muscular problem Is history of any trauma / breathing difficulty also is pain only at one point? is burning chest also + i need to take detail history for further management consult Physician/me for further management
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I suddenly feel dizzy even while sitting. I was diagnosed with marginal low blood pressure n doc said to take medicine only for 10 days. Should I continue taking the medicine if my dizziness persists?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I suddenly feel dizzy even while sitting. I was diagnosed with marginal low blood pressure n doc said to take medicin...
1. It could be due to stress, anxiety, inadequate sleep, late night sleeping, excess physical and mental exertion, sudden drop in bp (like sudden standing), decrease blood volume, heat stroke, dehydration, neurological condition, anxiety, anaemia, treatment 1. Treatment of underlying cause 2. Drink plenty of water (8-10glass daily) 3. Take adequate rest, avoid physical and mental exertion 4. Have regular meal, avoid stress and anxiety/ inadequate sleep sound (sleep for 7-8 hours in the night)/ late night 5. Stand up slowly from sitting/lying position. Check your hemoglobin, bp 6. Avoid caffeine, tobacco, alcohol 7. Consult neurologist for further advice and treatment.
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High Blood Pressure - Control it by Eating Right

FSCAI (Int Card), FACC (Card), FACP (Int Medicine), MBBS
Cardiologist, Delhi
High Blood Pressure - Control it by Eating Right

Health experts do believe and are promoting the same nowadays, that eating right is the best step to control high blood pressure other than regular medications. Who knows, if you are strong enough to control your lifestyle and eating habits, you may not need a long term medication after some time. The blood pressure may lower down naturally with improving health and weight.

Factors that elevate blood pressure in the body.

Before suggesting the right eatables for lowering the blood pressure, let’s look at the conditions which actually increase the blood pressure. They are:

  1. A coronary heart disease
  2. Stress
  3. Anxiety
  4. Work pressure or family and relationship troubles
  5. Obesity
  6. Cholesterol
  7. Other medical conditions like diabetes, depression, etc.
  8. Pregnancy

Each one has a toll on the body with resultant High Blood Pressure. With eating right you may gain a lot of control on the body.

Eating Right

Here are some quick tips on eating right:

  1. Avoid excess salt intake. The more salt you take, the more sodium your body gets, and as a result BP elevates. When you eat readymade snacks, packaged foods and drinks with preservatives, check the nutritional information. Most of them contain high sodium. You may stop the intake of such foods or restrict them completely.

  2. Avoid oily and junk food. Avoid food with unsaturated or trans fats. These kinds of foods straightaway add to the fat deposits of the body, and make you obese or more obese. In such cases, the obesity and increased weight build a pressure on the heart to pump more, thus elevating blood pressure.

  3. Avoid excess caffeine. Caffeine comes in the body through coffee, tea, and aerated drinks. These beverages when restricted to only 1-2 intakes per day may help you lower the BP.

  4. Quit smoking, as this puts excess pressure on the lungs to breathe and thus the heart to pump.

  5. Reduce alcohol intake: Avoid alcohol intake in excess amounts. Drinking more alcohol or frequent drinking can elevate blood pressure.

Besides there are some good foods that can always help to lower or control BP. They are:

  1. Plain, fat-free yogurt or Greek yogurt
  2. White beans
  3. Pork tenderloins
  4. Small fishes like Tilapia
  5. Bananas
  6. Oats
  7. Broccoli
  8. Bell Peppers

These food items are designed by nature to reduce blood pressure or normalize blood pressure in the body. Hence, if you are trying heart and soul to eat right, then try these in your daily food to see positive results. Besides, exercising and reducing weight are the two other important steps to take, which complement the healthy diet and eating habits to lower the blood pressure with or without medication. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a cardiologist.

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I have a chest pain frequently in 15 to 20 days. What to do for curing this problem.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
I have a chest pain frequently in 15 to 20 days. What to do for curing this problem.
You may be having chest pain due to 1.acidity. 2. severe anxiety 3. muscular problem Local application of Volini gel 1% twice a day for 2-3 day Consult Physician/me for Further Management
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I am 25 years women I was suffering from headache and eye plain. I also have low bp.

MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Low bp, and myopia or hypermetropia are included in one of the main causes of headache. Apart from that you are also suffering from migraine. In my opinion drink approx 4 ltrs of water a day and ors sachet 1sachet in 1litre of water sos to avoid low bp situation thus avoiding headache. For migraine pain, whenever you feel that pain has started, start taking tablet brufen twice a day for 3 days, tablet rantac empty stomach for 3 days, tablet ondem sos if pain is associated with vomiting. To reduce it's duration and frequency ask your nearest physician for tablet like beta cap plus which can be given after thorough examination, and also get screened up for eye disease.
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My father (56 years old) was suffering from chest pain and arms pain sweating shortness of breath 1.5 months ago. Then he was diagnosed with CAD. N angioplasty was done 1 month ago. Doctors have advice to take low cholesterol diet. His height is 5'8" and weight 75 kg. I want foods list what he can eat and what he should avoid? And can he eat saag?

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
My father (56 years old) was suffering from chest pain and arms pain sweating shortness of breath 1.5 months ago. The...
He should avoid bad fats and take only good fats in little amounts , he can have green seasonal vegetables and fruits as much as he wants , lemon and oranges and bananas are good sources of potassium , which is good for heart patients . eat little but more frequently . Bad fats are all tras fats present in biscuits , namkeens , cakes , street food etc. do not reheat the oil at home also , use any heart friendly oil and my personal choice is musturd oil for our style of cooking and soy oil for frying occassionally. Good fats are desi ghee and butter- 5 grams per day + a katori of dry fruits like soaked , peeled almonds , cashews , wallnuts- 5 to 6 pieces each and peanuts , one can make modifications depending on availability , otherwise peanuts are as good as others. fresh lemon juice taken with a spoon of honey with warm water taken on empty stomach in morning helps to purify blood.
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I some times press my fingers against my chest or when I sleep on my side I feel pain towards inside edges of my left lung. I have been smoking for 15 yrs.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I some times press my fingers against my chest or when I sleep on my side I feel pain towards inside edges of my left...
1. Take plain x ray chest to find out involvement of lung. 2. Consult chest physician with report for advice and treatment. 3. Stop smoking.
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I have 21 years old. I have some problems for regarding heartbeats. Heartbeat skips for 3 / 4 beats and feel some sort of suffocation at that time. It's usually.

MD - Consultant Physician
Cardiologist, Kolkata
Is it associated with congenital heart disease or chest infection or anxiety stress. Needs examination of ecg & treatment if needed.
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Sir my triglycerides level is 336mg and my cholesterol is in border level 215mg please tel me whether I should start taking medicine or I can control naturally. Sir m tensed that whether it will effect my heart. Sir kindly give your suggestion.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Sir my triglycerides level is 336mg and my cholesterol is in border level 215mg please tel me whether I should start ...
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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Hi My wedding has done last month my wife face low blood pressure problem last month. Her age only 21 year old. Her weight is 66 kg. Please give solution thanking you yours

M.B.B.S., D.M.C.H.
General Physician, Alwar
Please get her bp, hb, t-3, t-4 & tsh checked & upload reports. Meanwhile you can give her t. Calcium with vitamin d twice daily before meal and cap. Fesovit twice daily just after lunch & dinner for 15 days. There should be sufficient gap between calcium and iron capsule.
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Hi am MB, I am 67 years old, recently I had got my comprehensive cardiac check up done which I do regularly with a frequency of once every year. This time during regular treadmill test, my exercise tolerance was found fair. What does that actually mean? And what is tmt positive? Is there any thing needed to be done after tmt test results? What is the relationship between a positive tmt and bad cholesterol? What are the precautions needed to be taken to prevent bad cholesterol build up? What kind of food habits that has to be avoided for good heart condition and subsequently to keep yourself away from cholesterol? Are exercise requirements and regular walking habits play a vital role in maintaining healthy heart state? Request to answer my queries and help me to maintain a sound health. Thank you very much. Regards MB.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Hi am MB, I am 67 years old, recently I had got my comprehensive cardiac check up done which I do regularly with a fr...
Exercise tolerance is fair but tmt? positive, may be slightly. Get echo done to know % functioning of heart and a total lipid profile to know about good and bad cholesterol. Our body is like a car that needs good type of engine oil to function properly, bad cholesterol is bad oil, and good cholesterol is good oil, low chilesterol does lead to illnesses like arthritis and cancer. Keep low cholesterol lower than 80 and good cholesterol higher than 80. Eat 5 gms of desi ghee / butter and a katori of nuts of all varieties-soaked and peeled almonds, cashew nuts, wallnuts, peanuts etc. Avoid bad fats like burgers, pizzas, fried road side food and reheated oil at home. Do not go by ads on tv, there is no oil that is zero cholesterol, but still till date sarson ka tel - musturd oil is the best for our style of cooking, use steam to cook, avoid frying even at home. Consume more seasonal fruits and vegetables. If levels of good cholesterol are kept on a higher side, it helps bring down the levels of bad cholesterol. Exercise reduces bad cholesterol and so does drinking a glass of warm water with juice of fresh lemon + a spoon of honey in it. Write down if there are any doubts. Remember pollution is bad for the heart, as bad as smoking, stay near green plants to get fresh oxygen, if risky levels outside home, it is better to stay indoors and use an exercise cycle.
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I am suffering from chest pain usually from left side of my chest. When I breath in I feel relaxed and when I breath out I feel pained.

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
Endocrinologist, Delhi
I am suffering from chest pain usually from left side of my chest. When I breath in I feel relaxed and when I breath ...
Chest pain whether, right or left sided, especially when it is associated with chest or arm movement and when it is increased with breathing is rarely due to heart disease. The chest heaviness which makes you breathless is due to heart but the chest pain that builds on due to breathing is due lungs. Being breathless is like being suffocated but it doesn't pain on breathing. The description that you are providing point towards lung pathology and hence it is advisable to first get a chest x ray done. It could be a minor infection of the lung or something serious. But either ways, you need to know more by a x ray.
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She is suffering from diabetes and blood pressure also suffering from heart disease. Please suggest.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
She is suffering from diabetes and blood pressure also suffering from heart disease. Please suggest.
First control bp and blood sugar. I am sure that you are doing your best. Heart disease risk will be reduced drastically.
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I'am 25 year old, usually not take proper diet. Didn't had any health issue in past but last month I was having some chest pain in my chest while deep breath, cough, sneeze etc. As per my doctor i'am suffering form tuberculosis pleural effusion. He confirmed this by analysing x-ray and pleural fluid (approx 1litr fluid was collected from my chest) in which my A.D.A level was 83U/L. He prescribed me to take 4 akurit4 tablets (containing front line drug to cure tb) with empty stomach, to be taken before at least 2 hours from having breakfast. After 1 month of starting medicine course I did an ultrasound in which it is found that there is still 560 ml fluid present in my chest which will drain automatically as per doctor. Although i'am not having any serious pain but I have some query's in which I want expert opinions and my query's are -: 1: Is tuberculosis pleural effusion is communicable disease, should I need to stay away from my family and friends if so than for how much time? 2: Is it enough to conclude that someone is suffering from tuberculosis pleural effusion by only seeing x-ray and testing pleural fluid (by checking ADA level). 3: The drug i'am currently taking is good enough to treat this disease? 4: How much will it take to drain this fluid (560 ml) naturally? 5: Should I need do some test to confirm which tuberculosis is this, whether it is normal or mdr or any other before any further treatment? If there is any suggestion or prescription by your side please feel free to share. Please help me by answering the above query's if you can. I will be thankful for your kindness. Eagerly waiting for reply Thanks in advance.

M.B.B.S. , PG Diploma In Clinical Cardiology
Cardiologist, Delhi
I'am 25 year old, usually not take proper diet. Didn't had any health issue in past but last month I was having some ...
TB is a communicable disease can spread to persons in close contact yes you should stay away from close contact of your family and friends till your cultures are negative. Yes composition of plueral effesion can be suggestive of tb, X ray is also very sensitive to rule out tuberculosis. Yes drugs are good enuogh follow the advise of your pulmonologist 300-500 ml fluid is mild collection of fluid it will absorb automatically in few months. Sputum culture ansd sensitivity ,sputum for afb ,TB gold should be done My suggestion is make a pdf file of all your invesstigation take pictures of all xrays, medicines you are on and get a full review ,we can not treat a serious problem just by making assumptions. IF you can not then follow advise of your respiratory medicine doctor take the full couse of medicine, TB will take months to settle down.

I am suffering from dry cough for the last two weeks and I have chest pain and head pain whenever I cough hard. Can you suggest what I had done?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am suffering from dry cough for the last two weeks and I have chest pain and head pain whenever I cough hard. Can y...
1. Do warm saline gurgling 3-4 times daily 2. Take Viscodyne D syrup 2tsf thrice daily 3. You may have to take antibiotic along with it if no relief and carry out investigations like Blood for CBC,ESR ,X ray chest after consulting doctor 4.Avoid smoking if you smoke 5. consult me for further advice
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My mother is 60 years old. She has High BP. Kindly suggest ayurvedic medicine and an alternative to salt.

M.B.B.S. , PG Diploma In Clinical Cardiology
Cardiologist, Delhi
My mother is 60 years old. She has High BP. Kindly suggest ayurvedic medicine and an alternative to salt.
Salt restricted diet is adviced in hypertension 3 gram salt can be taken daily, so you need not to stop the salt completely however a salt substitute like LONA salt can be used, it tastes similar to normal salt.

How to maintain the blood pressure in age of 45. I am also a sugar patient. Day by day problem is increased. So please give the right suggestion for that Thanks.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
How to maintain the blood pressure in age of 45. I am also a sugar patient. Day by day problem is increased. So pleas...
Hello, if you are not hypertensive and not on any medication for blood pressure then you should drink plenty of liquids and cut down your fat, salt and sugar intake. Go for a morning walk daily at least for 30 minutes. Take a sound sleep and try to avoid anger. Revert after 15 days with feedback.
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I am a 16 year old girl. And I have a lot of thigh and arm flabs and also a belly pouch. How to get rid of these?

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
I am a 16 year old girl. And I have a lot of thigh and arm flabs and also a belly pouch. How to get rid of these?
There are three pillars of healthy weight loss.. Diet Exercise and Homoeopathic medicine.. You may consult for detailed advise. Till then start Calotropis Q Phytolacca berries Q Ficus V Q
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I am 40. Last 4 years; time to time I check my BP and it is high like 170/110. I do pranayam and not regularly take medicine. On 15/04/2016 I got pathology report and it is saying my sodium is very low 125.4.

BHMS, DI Hom (London)
Homeopath, Varanasi
I am 40. Last 4 years; time to time I check my BP and it is high like 170/110. I do pranayam and not regularly take m...
Stop all oily spicy food and do regular exercises. Take rowolfia serp q/30 ml, 25 drops four hourly. Report after 3 weeks.
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I have cherry angiomas on my chest and arms. How to get rid of this. Please help me. Is there any solution?

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
I have cherry angiomas on my chest and arms. How to get rid of this. Please help me. Is there any solution?
You probably won’t need to have the cherry angioma treated, but you do have options if you want it removed for cosmetic reasons, or if you need it removed because it is in an area that is easily bumped, which can lead to regular bleeding.
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