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Dr. Pratap Kumar

Cardiologist, Chennai

Dr. Pratap Kumar Cardiologist, Chennai
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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. Pratap Kumar is a trusted Cardiologist in Retteri, Chennai. He is currently practising at Retteri Sri Kumaran Health Centre Private Limited in Retteri, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Pratap Kumar on Lybrate.com.

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I am 41 years, male, have high LDL 160 and HDL 50. What should I do to reduce LDL and increase HDL?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am 41 years, male, have high LDL 160 and HDL 50. What should I do to reduce LDL and increase HDL?
I will suggest you to do suryanamaskar daily as per your capacity for a minimum of six months and eat a low fat content in your diet
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C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
To screen or not to screen all young athletes with ECG to discover problems hiding within the heart

Guidelines from the American Heart Association (AHA) (endorsed by the American College of Cardiology) and the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), both recommend a screening before sports participation, but the Americans favor a detailed medical history combined with a physical examination only, while the Europeans favor the addition of the 12?lead ECG.

The controversy was evident in the results of a poll conducted during a debate session at the AHA meeting last year, which were published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine by James Colbert, MD, of Harvard Medical School.

Of the audience members who voted ?? an unscientific sample, to be sure ?? 70% favored some type of screening for cardiac disease in young athletes. And in a scenario where screening was already a foregone conclusion, 60% said it should include an ECG. A similar online poll on the NEJM website was even more informative, showing that the differences in opinion exist on both sides of the Atlantic.

Of the 1,266 people who voted on the site ?? again, not a scientific sample ?? 18% didn?t want any mandatory screening, 24% wanted screening with a medical history and physical exam, and 58% favored screening that included an ECG. The percentage of voters who endorsed an ECG was higher among Europeans than among Americans (66% versus 45%), but that still indicates a substantial amount of controversy regardless of geography.
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I am 2 years old. Recently I start running about 4 km but after some tym I feel pain in my chest n lungs. Bcoz ogof this I can't eat my food.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am 2 years old. Recently I start running about 4 km but after some tym I feel pain in my chest n lungs. Bcoz ogof t...
I will suggest you to first do warm up and stretching exercise for a month and than go for running and you won't feel the pain.
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I caught cold last night and since then I have been having severe pain in the left part of my chest. What should I do.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I caught cold last night and since then I have been having severe pain in the left part of my chest. What should I do.
There are several things you can do to prevent a cold. they are all easy. -Always wash your hands after coughing or sneezing into your hands, blowing your nose, after touching someone who is sick, or when using public restrooms or telephones. -Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough. -Get plenty of rest/sleep.staying at home will keep you from spreading germs.Avoid people who have a cold or cold symptoms. -Drink plenty of fluids(veg/tomato soups,dal water/coconut water/herbal tea etc), and eat nutritious food(like sprouts/boiled eggs without yolk with milk). Avoid foods or drinks with caffeine which can impair your sleep -Treatment:A cold usually lasts for a week or two. Unless you develop complications, you shouldn't need medical treatment. -Complications like infections of the ears, throat, sinuses or lungs must be treated with antibiotics. -Gargle to keep from getting a sore throat. -Use saline nasal sprays or nasal irrigation. -Tablet nasorest-p once/twice daily may ease breathing. -Do steam inhalation once or twice daily
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I am taking Telma 20 and Amtas 5 for the bp 200/120. My bp is 110/70 now after 1 month. Can I stop taking telma as I feel very weak and anemic.

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
I am taking Telma 20 and Amtas 5 for the bp 200/120. My bp is 110/70 now after 1 month. Can I stop taking telma as I ...
Raised blood pressure is not a disease in itself. It is just a sign of some underlying disorder. Homeopathy offers good prognosis for cases of essential hypertension. The treatment is based upon the cause and the totality of the case. A constitutional homoeopathic treatment will cure you permanently. You can easily take an online consultation for further treatment guidance
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Even an underweight person has anxiety and diabetes, can he get affected by any cardiac arrest?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Even an underweight person has anxiety and diabetes, can he get affected by any cardiac arrest?
yes even an underweight person can get affected by cardiac arrest causes can be hereditary ,stress related ,hypercoagulable states like surgery. other causes are hypertension, diabetes , arrhythmias,s septicemia,injury,shock..
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The Patients of High Blood Pressure can not take tea, and coffee because of caffeine. And Milk also increases Blood Pressure. Please suggest some Hot drinks for the patients of High Blood Pressure which keeps the Body warm and does not increase the High blood Pressure.

M.B.B.S. , PG Diploma In Clinical Cardiology
Cardiologist, Delhi
The Patients of High Blood Pressure can not take tea, and coffee because of caffeine. And Milk also increases Blood P...
Apatient with high blood pressure can take limited caffeine and nicotine. Milk has no relation to blood presssure, you can take every thing in normal quantity.
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My question is blood pressure high. How to control and symton define. Heart attack symptoms define.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
My question is blood pressure high. How to control and symton define. Heart attack symptoms define.
High blood pressure may present as headache or vertigo ...that needs treatment depending on the bp reading and age Heart attack may present with chest pain,profuse sweating ,palpitations, ghabrahat etc with feeling of impending doom...
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Which edible oil should be consumed for healthy heart? Sunflower, groundnut or Ricebran oil?

M.Sc. Food & Nutrition, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Panchkula
Which edible oil should be consumed for healthy heart? Sunflower, groundnut or Ricebran oil?
Choose seed oil rather than veggie oil like groundnut and mustard oil is good for health if consumed in moderate amount.
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I am 28 years old and I am 8 month pregnant now. My weight is 48 kg. My bp and blood sugar is low. What should I have to do to increase my weight, bp and blood sugar?

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Kolkata
I am 28 years old and I am 8 month pregnant now. My weight is 48 kg. My bp and blood sugar is low. What should I have...
Eat small and frequent meal. Drink mango milk shake or banana milk shake once a day. Eat gur, green leafy vegetables, stuffed paratha, mix soyabean or paneer in dal. Do not eat very fried or spicy food other wise you can't eat much.
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How To Maintain A Healthy Heart?

MBBS, MD - Medicine, DM - Cardiology
Cardiologist, Delhi
How To Maintain A Healthy Heart?

Lifestyle is one of the best defences against heart disease. All you need to do to maintain good heart health is to just make simple but significant changes to your lifestyle. By doing so, you end up minimising the risk factors associated with heart disease such as coronary artery disease.

The lifestyle changes that you must make for a healthy heart are:

1. Be physically active - Research by Harvard University shows that watching television for 2 hours a day can increase your chances of developing heart disease by 15%. But if you exercise or indulge in some kind of physical activity for about 30 minutes every day, you can significantly improve the health of your heart as any kind of physical activity improves your blood circulation as well as blood pressure.

2. Maintain a healthy body weight - Having a low body weight or a high one can also put you at risk of getting heart disease. For a good heart health, you need to protect it from fatigue and damage. By keeping your weight at an optimum level, your blood circulation, as well as body fluids, end up working efficiently, protecting your heart from unnecessary strain.

3. Have a balanced diet - Foods that are low in calories but high in fibre and nutrients are what your heart needs to stay healthy. A very common cause of heart disease is the consumption of high cholesterol foods like processed meats, desserts, etc. Including seafood like tuna or salmon, whole grains, fruits and vegetables, and lean proteins such as chicken and fish to your diet can reduce your risk of developing heart disease.

4. Manage stress - Stress is another factor that causes you to have poor heart health. To prevent the damaging effect that stress can have on your heart, exercising is what you should do. This is because when you exercise, you release endorphins (brain chemicals that trigger a feel-good feeling in your body), which help in improving your physical and mental makeup. Additionally, exercising has also been found to reduce your chances of dying from a heart attack.

5. Quit smoking - Research reveals that smoking raises your chance of getting heart disease by about 2-4 times. It causes plaque (fatty deposits) to accumulate and harden in your arteries, making your heart to exert itself harder than normal. By kicking the habit, you reduce the strain that is caused to your lungs, thereby to your heart. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Cardiologist.

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foods for a healthy heart

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Homeopath, Solan
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When I cough I feel a lot of pain in my chest and it is about 4 days now. its not getting cured. can you please help me to get relief from this pain?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
When I cough I feel a lot of pain in my chest and it is about 4 days now. its not getting cured. can you please help ...
YOU CAN TAKE tab.paracetamol 650 mg 6hrly., tab. ceterizine 10 mg hs, cap. zifi 200 mg 1bd., for 2days..and following test cbc, x-ray for chest. ..don't eat fast food. and don't take cold water..
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Everything You Need To Know About Heart Pacemaker

FSCAI (Int Card), FACC (Card), FACP (Int Medicine), MBBS
Cardiologist, Delhi
Everything You Need To Know About Heart Pacemaker

If you had to choose between living a life of restrictions and a life of freedom, you'd choose the latter right? This is a decision most patients have to take when diagnosed with heart disease. However, thanks to medical advancements such as the pacemaker, they get to choose a life of freedom too, just like you.

In simple terms, a pacemaker is a tiny device helps people with irregular heart rhythms to quite effectively, maintain the 'pace' of their normal lifestyle. It is best suited for patients suffering from arrhythmias or the abnormal beating of the heart and heart block as well. As a matter of fact, for many people who have had a pacemaker fitted, things such as fainting, dizziness and other undesirable symptoms which have been known to be part and parcel of arrhythmias have become a thing of the past.

How it Works?

A pacemaker provides for the regular beating of the heart by providing electrical impulses which have a low intensity to the heart so as to induce it to beat in a normal manner. It is a small device which is composed of a battery whose energy works to power a computerized generator and a small albeit intricate system of wires attached to sensors, which are alternatively known as electrodes which observe the functioning of the heart.

For those who are planning to have a pacemaker implanted, it would be reassuring to know that there is a lot of due diligence which is a part of installing a pacemaker. The minor surgery which is required for it to be installed is completed in the span of a few hours.

It is to be noted that even after the installation is complete, a patient will have a day or so spent under the careful and watchful observation of the doctor and nurses so as to make sure that the pacemaker is functioning all but perfectly.

Post Op. Care:

There is a short period of recovery following which a person can resume his or her normal activities. But just as the pacemaker goes a long way in making its wearer's life easier, the wearer has a few responsibilities but there needs to be minimal concern with respect to its maintenance.

The batteries of pacemakers last about six to seven years, and for some pacemakers which are not that active, the battery need not be replaced till about fifteen years after the date of implantation.

Another precaution patients with patients need to take is that they stay out of zones of high magnetic energy, especially for sustained periods.

Besides these minor safety measures there are tremendous benefits of installing a pacemaker. It is truly life changing in every sense of the term. It helps you live life with a dose of renewed vigour, allowing you to indulge without regret!

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I am BP & sugar patient with cervical sopondyl for the last 16 years. Kindly advice me.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am BP & sugar patient with cervical sopondyl for the last 16 years. Kindly advice me.
Diabetes, often referred to by doctors as diabetes mellitus, describes a group of metabolic diseases in which the person has high blood glucose (blood sugar), either because insulin production is inadequate, or because the body's cells do not respond properly to insulin, or both. It is a difficult task to control blood sugar in the desired normal range. Whatever we eat is metabolised to sugar in the body to provide energy for our daily activities. For the absolute control, one has to monitor his / her blood sugar at regular intervals (Self-Monitoring of Blood glucose – SMBG). Though difficult, this can be done by a glucometer and keep a record. Get an idea of Fasting sugar (FBS) and 2 hours after food (PPBS), & HbA1C (inform me) and check before dinner and after every major food. The basic idea is to reduce the food intake to 1/3 of what you take now. The dictum of sugar control is diet, exercise, diet + medicine and at later stage medicine+ Insulin will be needed. There are different diet plans of varying calories for each person depending on his activity & life style. For diabetes, hypertension (high BP) and many long-term illness control there is the need for regular advice and follow up. Just one time consultation or advice is not enough to guide a diabetic in scientifically & medically correct manner. For giving you regular follow up you ask me with all details like your daily eating pattern and medicines you take. I assure you a proper guidance. If you keep in touch personally. Diet Plan For Diabetes FOOD ITEMAmountPROTEIN (gm)CALORIE (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 Spondylosis needs treatment as appropriate by a neurosurgeon.
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What are the symptoms of a heart attack? How to deal with a heart attack situation?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
What are the symptoms of a heart attack? How to deal with a heart attack situation?
Left side chest pain with pain radiating to the left arm with irregular heartbeat and sweating are few symptoms of heart attack and take sublingually sorbitrate
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What is diastolic dysfunction? How can we reduce the risk of diastolic dysfunction?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
What is diastolic dysfunction? How can we reduce the risk of diastolic dysfunction?
Diastolic dysfunction refers to when the diastole part of this action is abnormal. The ventricles do not properly relax and become stiff meaning they cannot fill with blood properly. Grade 1 is the mildest form of diastolic heart failure and is referred to as an abnormal relaxation pattern. Patients are usually asymptomatic. Grade II – This diastolic dysfunction is characterized by increased filling pressure in the atrium and is considered to be moderate stage disease.
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For my blood pressure I am taking medicine Olmezest H 20, but I feel very nervous all the day very low energy, I feel panic, anxious most of the time, never mingle with groups, no social interactions, limited speech, no eye. Contact while speak with others, it happen to take propranolol 40 mg on advice of a friend and I felt little better, bp is still 140/95 but little relaxed is it safe with above medicine, can I take on longer period, please advice. What could be the long time side effects, in our area I don't find good MBBS doctor, most of them or fake, feel fear to go to them. I also looking for a online doctor with whom I can share my health issues and continue Thanks.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
For my blood pressure I am taking medicine Olmezest H 20, but I feel very nervous all the day very low energy, I feel...
Dear user. I can understand. You are HEALTH ANXIOUS, it seems. Hypochondriasis is an Obsession with the idea of having a serious but undiagnosed medical condition. Health anxiety is not a serious mental disorder but without proper treatment the person affected could be depressed and continuously engaged in negative thoughts. I suggest online counseling, cognitive Behavior Therapy and Relaxation therapy. Take care.
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