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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 had bypass surgery last year in april month. Shall I stop taking medicine like ecosprin gold 10? this medicine is for thinnig the blood. Also, suggest me some exercise to improve my stamina.

MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Pune
Hello sir, you have undergone major heart surgery and that too in early age, that means your body has tendency to accumulate fat/cholesterol in arteries. The medicines like ecosprin gold is blood thinner which helps to prevent tendency to form thrombus/clot in vessels, so you must need to continue that tablet forever. Regarding exercise please go through cardiac rehabilitation program which is mostly there in more than 100 beded hospitals. Also you can start homoeopathy along with above medicines for better quality of health and life. Thanks.
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I am 25 yr old. My bp level showing in between 125- 137. Is this dangerous shall I take any medicine.

Diploma in Cardiology
Cardiologist, Bhopal
I am 25 yr old. My bp level showing in between 125- 137. Is this dangerous shall I take any medicine.
Do regular excercise, see diastolic reading of bp also, should not be more than 90. At present no need of medicine.
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My husband sometimes feel ghabrahat. Chest palpitation. He has taken echo ECG lipid test and blood tests. All were fine. He also has acidity problem. He consume alcohol also. So may be risk of any heart disease? If echo ECG is normal then what is the risk of heart problem.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
My husband sometimes feel ghabrahat. Chest palpitation. He has taken echo ECG lipid test and blood tests. All were fi...
For your husband--- Observe the following to improve your digestive system---*Diet –Avoid fried, spicy and sour foods. *Maintain food timings-neither stomach should be empty nor heavy, frequent small helpings may be ok. *Prefer – whole grains, milk, curd, greens, fruits and such items which suit you. *Have timely and adequate sleep. *. Drinking lots of water is good.*Be relaxed and avoid tension *. Daily jogging or such exercise to ensure good blood circulation which helps digestion, dissipation of gases and nutrients reaching the body *Increased blood circulation, in turn, takes away toxins from the system making you more active agile and fit. Digestive disorder and flatulence bloats your abdomen causing pressure on other adjacent organs. Homoeopathy has good treatment for stomach pain acidity and flatulence without adverse effects. Take Nux vomica 200 in the morning and in the evening for 6 days and give feedback.
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Hi What should I do to reduce the cholesterol in liver?

DBCM (AM) General Physician
Alternative Medicine,
Eat lots of garlic. If you cant have it get it homeopathically allium sativum,(biochemic) nat phos 30x 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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52 year old normal women can also get checkup her heart ?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath,
Why not. Go for it. In western countries even a normal person get ba routine checkup after every 6 months.
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When I take a bath after go in sun my body got needle pain. Mostly got needle pain in chest and back its too hard for me to stay in sun I can't stand in sun for long time please give me some suggestion that I ill stop that pain.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
When I take a bath after go in sun my body got needle pain. Mostly got needle pain in chest and back  its too hard fo...
IT MAY ALLERGY BT SUN LIGHT. AVOID MORE STAY IN SUN LIGHT. PL. CHECKUP ALLERGY TEST IgE. BY BLOOD. USE SUNS - CREAM UVA 15 %. WHOLE BODY. TAKE TAB. ALLEGRA 120 MG ONCE A DAY.
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I have a little pain on left side chest while I am busy in doing exercise or jogging. What should I do?

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Noida
I have a little pain on left side chest while I am busy in doing exercise or jogging. What should I do?
It seems to be muscular pain Local application of Volini gel 1% twice a day for 2-3 day Consult Physician/me for Further Management
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Coronary Artery Disease - 6 Tips to Help You Manage It!

MBBS, MD-General Medicine, DM - Cardiology
Cardiologist, Secunderabad
Coronary Artery Disease - 6 Tips to Help You Manage It!

Coronary artery disease, also known as coronary heart disease or CHD, is a kind of disease in which a wax-like substance called plaque, builds up in the coronary arteries.

Function of Coronary Artery
The task of coronary arteries is to supply oxygen rich blood to the heart muscles. When there is the growth of plaque in these arteries, the condition is termed as atherosclerosis. Plaque builds up over the years, and it hardens or ruptures with time. When plaque gets hardened, it narrows the coronary arteries and thus disrupts the flow of oxygen-rich blood to the heart muscles causing coronary heart diseases. Millions of people are diagnosed with heart diseases, nowadays.

Though it is true that living with a heart disease is not easy, it is not impossible either. Many people are successfully leading a happy life in spite of having such diseases. With some major changes in your lifestyle, food habits and with the help of exercises and a healthy diet, it is possible to enjoy a happy life, irrespective of your diseases. 

Here are six ways that would help you to lead a better life, even if you have been diagnosed with coronary artery disease.

  1. Lifestyle changes: This is the first point that needs to be kept in mind if you are a CAD patient. Lifestyle changes are essential to make for a better health and life. Smoking and drinking have to be given up completely. It is advised to avoid secondary smoke, as much as possible.
  2. Exercises: This is the next important activity that needs to be a part of your daily routine to lead a healthy life. Consult with a doctor about the types of exercise that would suit your conditions. Some common exercises that would help are walking, jogging, and swimming, for at least 30 minutes at the most. Choose whichever activity you like doing. The motive of exercises is to get your heart-rate up.
  3. A Heart healthy diet: Get a chart prepared for your diet by a dietitian or by your doctor. This will keep your disease from getting worse. Stick to a heart-healthy eating plan, which consists of foods that can lower your risk of heart attack, stroke, etc. Include more fruits, vegetables, and other high fibre foods in your daily diet. Go for foods that are low in saturated fats, trans-fats, and cholesterol. Try to include fish into your diet.
  4. Maintain a healthy weight: Being overweight or obese aggravates any disease. So it is important to keep your body weight perfect.
  5. Taking medicines as prescribed: It is important to take medicines regularly and as prescribed by the physician.
  6. Keeping tensions, anxiety to a minimum: These will make the situation worse if you are CAD patient. So try to keep tension and anxiety away and lead a healthy life.
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How I control my bp, sugar, chloestrol. I have black spot on my cheeks. Give me some advice.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
How I control my bp, sugar, chloestrol. I have black spot on my cheeks. Give me some advice.
for controlling high blood sugar one has to take prescribed drugs regularly and follow certain life style changes. 1) exercise regularly for at least 1 h a day, 2) avoid sweets, sugar, deep fried foods, junk foods, pastries, 3) maintain near normal weight for age and height, 4) increase the intake of green vegetables, salads and certain fruits. In addition for high blood pressure restrict salt intake to less than 2g a day. No extra salt while eating. About black spot it is difficult to advise any thing.
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I undergone open heart surgery. I am diabetic since 20 years. I am not using ayurvedic medicines. Hence requested necessary medicine with guidance.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I undergone open heart surgery. I am diabetic since 20 years. I am not using ayurvedic medicines. Hence requested nec...
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.
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I was suffering from high bp and started taking medication however ever since I am having problems in erection Cn the medication be reason for that What is the solution?

DNB Cardiology
Cardiologist, Bangalore
I was suffering from high bp and started taking medication however ever since I am having problems in erection Cn the...
some blood pressure medication can lead to erectile dysfunction.... so it depends on which tablet Ur taking ... withdraw that medication and we can see if it is useful...before that we should sure enough it is due drugs
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I am 29 Years old am suffering from RHD severe Mr. Doctor advice me don, t try for pregnancy. Is there any solution?

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I am 29 Years old am suffering from RHD severe Mr. Doctor advice me don, t try for pregnancy. Is there any solution?
You can get pregnant. Continue with injection penicillin if needed as part of rhd, be careful about regular antenatals and be prepared for an operative delivery. But your doctor knows about severity of your illness, let doctor decide whether you can get pregnant or not. I have given a general opinion.
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My brother is 23 year old. He visited to rajisthan since 3 months he has suffer in chest pain and he has vomit with blood in morning to afternoon at 1 pm daily. Please suggest any advice and treatment please he cant do treatment because

MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I suggest you to consult a nearby physician immediately. Get yourself screened up for sputum examination and chest x Ray
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I am suffering from heart pain while I am in sleep so please give the suggestion regarding heart stroke I am so scared about that.

MD Microbiology
General Physician,
I am suffering from heart pain while I am in sleep so please give the suggestion regarding heart stroke I am so scare...
Hi. Please get your cardiac status checked. If you are above 35 years of age. Chest pain is not to be ignored.
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I am 50 yers old I am a diabetic patient and bp patient. Am using sugar free tablet for sweetness. Is any side effect fr using dat tablets.in tea r milk. If any side effects wt can I use for sweetness. Kindly confirm. Thnk you.

MPhil ( Foods and Nutrition), M.Sc.(Food Service Management and Dietetics)
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore
I am 50 yers old I am a diabetic patient and bp patient. Am using sugar free tablet for sweetness. Is any side effect...
Hi, Sugar free can be used. If you are looking for herbal alternative you can try Stevia. It's herb that gives sweetness without calories. Its available online in different forms.
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Sir I am 40 years old and have been face problem fat my bp 120-180 my wait is 87 kg my body has simple but stomach to fatty what is the solution?

MSc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chandigarh
Sir I am 40 years old and have been face problem fat my bp 120-180 my wait is 87 kg my body has simple but stomach to...
Hi lybrate-user Set goals– Its important to set a goal to reach the goal, without a specific goal in mind you do not reach anywhere Have a plan -Before beginning your journey towards healthy weight , have a plan ready to follow and try to follow it as much as you can. Chew food well– Half of the digestion happens in your mouth, when food mixes well with your saliva, teeth are there for chewing food well, don’t just gulp your food down the throat, few not well digested can also lead to gaining weight Eat slowly, eat mindfully– Eating slowly and giving attention to what you eat helps you to digest your food well and also helps you enjoy the process of eating Eat vegetables with every meal- It is important to include vegetables in form of salads, soups or sabji with every meal, vegetables are good sources of vitamins and minerals plus are low in calories, it helps give feeling of satiety. Eat protein with every meal– Protein are important part of our diet, they help increase our metabolism and also help to repair wear and tear of body muscles. A diet with required amount of lean proteins aids in weight loss Cook at home– Avoid outside foods, they are high in not so good fats, colours, salt and preservatives. Learn to read labels – It is very important to know what goes into the food you eat, some of the things, like hidden fats and sugars can infact make you overweight Avoid foods with high salt content – They may lead to water retention Start eating healthy not dieting– Choose your foods well, learn what is good for you and your body and what is not Love your body- It has been working to keep you working day and night, it needs good attention from you too. Give it real and nourishing foods Sleep well- Lack of sleep leads to gaining weight Keep stress at bay– Being stress can be one of the reason for weight gain. Do not be discouraged , weight loss takes time and quick fixes are not long lasting Never lose sight of your goal. Avoid drinking calories – Avoid drinks high in sugars and calories. Exercise Regularly Do not binge eat after diet slip ups– We are all humans and are subject to err, its natural to slip up sometimes, but that does not mean we fail, we can get back to eating healthy the next moment. Last but not the least- Get up and follow now what you have read. Wish you good luck.
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How can I control my bloodpreasure? Please consult me.

MBBS
Cardiologist,
How can I control my bloodpreasure? Please consult me.
Young man bp normally due to renal or arterial cause if not familial. So history is important. Avoid in diet salt, fried, fatty & fast food, no smoking or any addiction of zarda or tobacco.
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I am 41 years old. Having blood sugar 160/260, bp 150/100, having lots of stress in office work and family life.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
I am 41 years old. Having blood sugar 160/260, bp 150/100, having lots of stress in office work and family life.
Hi there ~ first things first. You need your blood sugars under control, and this is a priority. You need to get yourself to a diabetologist and consult them to check if you need changes in your medications. I strongly believe that you do. Next off, you need to control your blood pressure and hypertension along with uncontrolled diabetes is the cause of many medical emergencies like stroke, heart attack, etc, stress is the result of or the causative factor in many cases for the medical conditions that you are experiencing. I believe that you may need to consult with a psychiatrist after your medical problems are solved to see if you need any medications or therapeutic measures like relaxation techniques and yoga pranayama dhyana meditation and mindfulness to overcome stress. Hope this helps. Take care and have a lovely day!
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