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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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My father is 75 years old. He has heart disease. Now he is struggling with swelling in legs. Please help.

BHMS
Homeopath, Solan
My father is 75 years old. He has heart disease. Now he is struggling with swelling in legs. Please help.
Apis mellifica 1m three doses, graphites 30, digitalis 30 for 7 days and revert back after 7 days with feedback.
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I am 26 years old I have a bp from last 6 days its showing 170/100 how to reduce please inform me.

Diploma - Diploma - OLO - Rhino-Laryngology
Acupuncturist, Indore
Hi Try to find the proper cause behind your hbp correct it first only acupressure point will give permanent solution otherwise medicine is option you can take black salt in place of salt raw onion will also help you can take amla and honey juice together.
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My cholesterol levels are alway below the normal level. Is it harmful? What food can be taken to improve the same?

BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
My cholesterol levels are alway below the normal level. Is it harmful? What food can be taken to improve the same?
It's nice to maintain cholesterol levels below normal and they are not harmful, if you have less HDL then try to eat cod liver oil to boost it up as it should be higher.
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I'm getting ring worms on my body right now I have 7. Play I've pain in right chest on particular motion, breathing deep or stretching chest, it's not a muscular pain.

BHMS
Homeopath, Bangalore
I'm getting ring worms on my body right now I have 7. Play I've pain in right chest on particular motion, breathing d...
Take homoeopathic medicine tellurium 1m 4pills 4 times 4 days give a gap of 1 week again repeat 4 days. In same way take 6 courses, take lots of water n try keeping that area dry n don't apply any local applications. N if its too itchy add a pinch of asafoetida to boiling water n you can apply candid dusting powder.
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Stroke

MD - General Medicine, DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Kochi
Stroke

Sudden cessation of blood supply to brain retina or spinal cord causes nerve dysfunction called stroke.
If you identify stroke go to hospital immediately
Know the symptoms of stroke facial deviation. Slurring of speeches. Leg weakness
One eye visual loss.
Are major symptoms
Within 7 hours block in the brain blood vessels can be removed.

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BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
Eat less salt

Even if you don?t add salt to your food, you may still be eating too much. About three-quarters of the salt we eat is already in the food we buy, such as breakfast cereals, soups, breads and sauces. Eating too much salt can raise your blood pressure. People with high blood pressure are more likely to develop heart disease or have a stroke.

Use food labels to help you cut down. More than 1.5g of salt per 100g means the food is high in salt. Adults and children over 11 should eat no more than 6g of salt a day. Younger children should have even less.
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My name is komal and my mom is 45 year old lady and she will pain from chest so long time of 8-10 years and she will use pain relief ointment but can't going pain.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
My name is komal and my mom is 45 year old lady and she will pain from chest so long time of 8-10 years and she will ...
Chest pain causes 1. Heart disease 2. Stress, anxiety 3. Lack of exercise 4. Sedentary life style 5. Obesity (over weight) 6. Smoking, tobacco and alcohol consumption, excess tea/coffee 7. Excess oily, fatty, cholesterol rich diet, junk food 8. Hyperacidity, musculr pain 9. Heredity and genetic factor prevention follow the advice given below 1. Avoid stress and strain 2. Do regular exercise, yoga, meditation, deep breathing exercise like pranayama etc. It will calm your mind, control your emotion and relieve stress 3 avoid alcohol, smoking and tobacco consumptio, excess tea/coffee. 4. Take bland diet, avoid spicy, oily, fatty and junk food 5. Take paracetamol 500 mg one tablet sos after food up to a maximum of three tablets daily, at the time of chest pain 6. Drink plenty of water and take rest. 7. If you have recurrent attack of chest pain take ecg and consult cardiologist.
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I am suffering from dry cough for the last 2 weeks and I have chest pain whenever cough hard. Can you suggest what should be done.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am suffering from dry cough for the last 2 weeks and I have chest pain whenever cough hard. Can you suggest what sh...
Dear lybrateuser, -Do steam inhalation twice a day -avoid exposure to cold weather, dust & smoke -have warm fluids like water, tea, coffee, soup -mix 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric powder in a cup of warm milk & have it twice a day -take syrup Chericof, 2 teaspoonful three times a day -take tablet levocetrizine, 5mg ,once a day in the evening -do warm salt water gargles three times a day -if not much improvement then you will require investigations & consult a doctor.
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My brother have pain in his chest for last 2 year. What to do? Is there is a serious problem?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My brother have pain in his chest for last 2 year. What to do? Is there is a serious problem?
For pain take tablet paracetamol 650 mg with rantac and get his vital parameters of the body checked
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I am suffering from low blood pressure. please tell me which medicines I'll take.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Hi, Follow these tips to increase your blood pressure: 1. Increase intake of salt by adding salt to curds rice and taking pickles along with curds rice. 2. Drink plenty of fluids like Nimbu pani, tender coconut, water, buttermilk, fresh fruit juices, etc. 3.Drink hot coffee or tea when you feel dizzy. 4. Take sound sleep for 7-8 hours at night. 5. Avoid standing for too long hours. 6. Do yoga and meditation which helps to relieve mental stress and control emotions. 7. Avoid anxiety, stress and depression. 8. Perform regular exercises. 9. Consume lots of fresh green leafy vegatables, fruits, sprouts, high protein diet, etc. 10. Check your Hb% and BP with your family doctor and take their advise for further management.
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I am 48 years old, suffering from cholesterol and high BP since two years, taking proper medicine with routine check up on quarterly basis, diet and life style is completely restricted as required, BP and cholesterol is under control, I have two queries 1. I would like to discontinue alopathic medicine, pls suggest alternate ayurvedic medicine 2. In my latest check up, blood urea percentage count 56%, pls let me know the normal percentage, and suggest how can I reduce the same.

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I am 48 years old, suffering from cholesterol and high BP since two years, taking proper medicine with routine check ...
Raulfia serpq gloninum 3x lycopus vir q anacardium q 10 drops x tds in 1/2 cup warm water choleterolenum 3x 2 tab x tds globules of bary carb200 baryta mur200 aur mur200 aur mur nat 200 4 globules chew after intake of drops 1-2 glass full hot water with methae 10-12 pc empty stomach.
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I am a diabetic and high blood pressure taking insulin two times and medicine also doing night shift is good for me.

MBBS, MD - General Medicine
Endocrinologist, Faridabad
I am a diabetic and high blood pressure taking insulin two times and medicine also doing night shift is good for me.
Keep your bp & sugar under control. There is no harm in doing night duty if it is requirement of your job.
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What to do at home when any old person's blood pressure is high, how to control at home very fast?

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
What to do at home when any old person's blood pressure is high, how to control at home very fast?
To control & maintain Blood pressure to normal these are best methods to follow:.• Do physical exercise like jogging, running or brisk walk for atleast 20-30 minutes. • Maintain your cholesterol level to normal & eat least amount of butter, cream or fatty things. • Eat less amount of pickle, salt and fast food as they contain high sodium levels. • Avoid drinking alcohol and smoking. • Take less amount of caffine containing coffee, tea or cold drinks because caffine causes increase BP. • Drink 8 to 10 glass of water daily • Take 6 to 8 hrs of sleep daily. Do not take too much stress. • Do long breathing pranayams (Anulom- Vilom, Bhramari) daily for 10 - 15 minutes. It will reduce your stress level in your body. • Eat healthy diet such as green leafy vegetables, fruits. • Take 5 ml of GULAB Jal added in a glass of water daily once a day.
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Respected Doctors, I am seeking for a great support from all of you. My husband age about 31 yrs, Height 5.6 inches, Weight 86 kgs, he consumes alcohol every day around 360 ml and meet (Chicken, beef and other oily junk foods like bhaji, Gobi Manchurians etc.) as well. Tried advising him by me and family members and taken him to de-addiction center still he is very determined not to stop. And tried giving him de-addiction powder of 3 tins without knowing still no development in his habits. Some more health issues he is facing details given below: # He is having BP – 140/105 pulse & cholesterol around 400, no sugar. # His legs are getting swollen by evening (His working style is sitting on chair at one place around 8 hrs), Lots of leg, neck, back pain is too much every day massage is required to legs at least to sleep. # His tummy also very big like a pot. Face and other body parts are also looks bulky even though he wont do any exercise and sit’s at one place after reaching home immediately starts drinking and sitting in one place he wont move little as well. There will no movement at all to the body. # he will not like to go to hospitals as well if we try to ask him, then we are unable to face his scoldings and not able to take as well to hospital. My request is to advise any medicine which will stop carving to consume alcohol, since he is very determined not to stop so that I can mix in his food consumption or any other source. Due to his addiction family happiness is drained out and relations between family members are also slowly vanishing. Request you to kindly advice the best solution I will be very thankful to you.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Respected Doctors,

I am seeking for a great support from all of you.
My husband age about 31 yrs, Height 5.6 inches,...
You have all my sympathies and I am very concerned that your husband has not reached what we call, ‘Hitting Rock Bottom’ as yet. To me his Rock Bottom seems to be death i.e. only death can stop his addiction! Anyway do not despair as yet and you may attempt the following and see how it works: I know you have tried a de-addiction center but he should not have been released if he was not ready. So in this attempt, he may be taken to another de-addiction center that are stricter and will also have follow up treatment and AA meetings for him to compulsorily attend. There is a medicine called disulfiram, which only the doctor can prescribe and it is very powerful that even if he attempts to drink a small quantity, he can have serious reactions that may sometimes entail hospitalization. You have to monitor his intake of the medicine and keep a close watch on him. He also has to go for regular counseling for at least three years! Apart from his health he will also affect the family and all his children will carry genetic factors for alcoholism. If he is into business or working, he will soon not be able to continue and he will go into financial ruin. He will lose all his friends and become ostracized by his society. He will lose his dignity, self-esteem, self-confidence, and become a misfit. He will also lose his sexual capacity, liver function, heart function, kidney etc. Now it is difficult to give up because he has become addicted to alcohol and has a lot to do. Under such circumstances it is best that when you admit him into a de-addiction center that you let him stay there for at least 6 months and after that attend counseling with a professional. The consumption of antabuse has to be carefully monitored to see that he not only consumes the medication but is also avoiding alcohol. Ultimately, it is his will power and the support that he receives from the medical fraternity and his close and dear ones. He must also learn to substitute and deal with the oral need, a rigid value system, the script issue, and of course take a look at all the genetic factors to plan a strategy not to get into what is called ‘cross addictions’ i.e. another form of addiction that may appear alright but is in fact as bad as the primary addiction. The center or hospital and the counselor will advise and guide him on several measures and precautions he will need to take to stay with his resolve. Even after the rehabilitation he must attend AA meetings and continue this support for a long time. The family will also need to attend some sessions and go for Al-anon meetings for their co-dependency issues. He cannot be treated in isolation because the family has gotten used to his drinking and have made some unhealthy adaptations to somehow cope. The children will also have to attend meetings to work out their issues because of the father’s habit. In fact, they are all suffering from the Adult Children Of Alcoholics Syndrome (ACOAs), which in effect means that they are genetically predisposed to alcoholism or can have cross addiction problems and that they will have similar traits of the abusing alcoholic but in a milder form. There are special support groups for them all over the world. Should they touch or indulge in alcohol or any addictive substances or behaviors, they could also become full-fledged addicts themselves. Now you should not give up on him but neither should you harass him. Be continuously after him and in the end you will succeed. His medical condition warrants a very strict course of action. In case he is not cooperative, then there are some centers that will come and pick him up when he is totally drunk and take him by force. They will however need to get written permission from you and the family.
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5 Indian foods that lower cholesterol

Unani Specialist, Delhi
5 Indian foods that lower cholesterol
5 Indian foods that lower cholesterol

When we are diagnosed with high cholesterol levels, we straight away start popping pills. Having high cholesterol levels does not mean we are ill, it means that we are not eating right.

By changing our dietary habits and staying away from processed and fat rich food, we can keep our cholesterol levels in check. Here are some indian foods that help in lowering the cholesterol levels:

Methi

Methi seeds are rich in a compound called saponins that reduce cholesterol absorption from food. They also help in lowering the production of cholesterol in the body

How to use:

Roast methi seeds till they turn brown. Make a powder from the roasted seeds. And add one spoon of powder to a glass of to warm water and have it daily

Garlic

Garlic, contains allicin which helps lower total cholesterol, bad cholesterol and triglycerides. It also prevents fat deposition within blood vessels.

How to use:

Crush 2- 3 garlic cloves and add them to a glass of water. Take it empty stomach every morning.

Onion

Onions are rich sources of antioxidants. They also help reduce bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol levels in the body.

How to use

Add sliced onion to your daily salads regularly

Walnuts

Walnuts are rich sources of mono and polyunsaturated fatty acids and help in reducing cholesterol levels. They also help in keeping blood vessels healthy

How to use

Take a handful of walnuts (40g) daily. You can add them to breakfast cereals, fruit salads or take them as a snack. Make sure the walnuts are not salted or sugar coated.

Flax seeds

Flax seeds also called linseed or alsi are packed with omega 3 fatty acids. They are rich in fiber that binds to cholesterol and decreases its absorption from foods. Flax seeds also help in increasing good cholesterol levels.

How to use:

Grind the seeds into a fine powder. Add one teaspoon of this powder to water and have it first thing in the morning daily. You can also sprinkle a spoonful of flax seeds to breakfast cereals, chutnies or salads.
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Can we prevent high BP. Pls suggest some food items. Health tips. Life style changes to control and prevention of high B P.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Can we prevent high BP. Pls suggest some food items. Health tips. Life style changes to control and prevention of hig...
Home remedies to Control high BP:-1. Bananas are one fruit that people with high blood pressure can eat regularly to control it. Bananas are a rich source of potassium, which lessens the effect of sodium.So, try to eat one or two bananas daily. Along with bananas, you can try dried apricots, raisins, orange juice, spinach, baked sweet potatoes. 2. Eat one or two crushed garlic cloves daily. You can simply crush them with your hands. Crushing garlic cloves creates hydrogen sulfide, a compound that promotes good blood flow, removes gas and reduces the pressure on the heart.If you do not like eating raw garlic or if it causes a burning sensation, then take it along with a cup of milk. You can also mix five or six drops of garlic juice in four teaspoons of water and take it twice a day. 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.
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Hello doctor, I am 43 years old man. I am facing high cholesterol problem since last 3 years & taking medicine live pas 20 one tablet on daily basis as per doctor advise. I want to know what is side effect on hart? my body is tirdy & pain last few day's. Please advise.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Hello doctor, I am 43 years old man. I am facing high cholesterol problem since last 3 years & taking medicine live p...
Change life style .do meditation,yoga, Go walk daily, do any one physically activity daily i.e.play any game., Avoid fast foods,oily foods,junk foods,alcohol,smoking,fatty foods, non-veg.,avoid stress,take plenty of water in day time. use flax oil, omega-3 fatty meal or cap., take .green veg., whole grain foods, Use GARLIC in foods daily ,. Cod liver oil. Take anti cholesterol medicines . one important that is take 1 glass of water before bed at night. Because it protact from heart fail during sleep at night.
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I am 20 years old male one of my breast became hard and I had slight pain I consulted doctor. Said mastitis gave pain killer how to reduce that.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am 20 years old male one of my breast became hard and I had slight pain I consulted doctor. Said mastitis gave pain...
1. Male boob is due to a medical condition called gynaecomastia which is some times seen in adolescent age group or young adults 2. It is due to elevated level of blood estrogen and decrease level of testosterone. 3. It is not serious and sometimes go away on its own otherwise has to be treated by medicine or surgery 4. It is due to excess accumulation of fat in the chest 5. Regular chest and arm exercise like dumbbell exercise and push up exercise will help reduce the gynaecomastia 6. Reduce intake of fatty food like red meat, cheese, butter, ghee, cream, whole milk etc 7. If no relief, consult surgeon for advice.
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Hi, I am a diabetic patient. And my age is 27. My blood glucose is un fasting 75 and pp 110. I want to known which type of food to ear and I known to in diabetic kinda and heart are also effect when in control.

MD-Physician, PGDCC
Cardiologist, Jaipur
Hi, I am a diabetic patient. And my age is 27. My blood glucose is un fasting 75 and pp 110. I want to known which ty...
Hello. It is very important for you to take care of your health. As diabetes can harm heart as well as kidneys and other organs. But. In your case reports are good and looks like sitagliptin works well for you. Weight control. Less carbs. More proteins. No soft drinks. No beer. That will help. Never to smoke and to take less oily food. Feel free to consult me if you need on this.
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Hello Doctor, I am very fat so how can I reduce the weight and how to reduce blood pressure and how to reduce pimples. Please help me.

MD - Consultant Physician
Cardiologist, Kolkata
Hello Doctor, I am very fat so how can I reduce the weight and how to reduce blood pressure and how to reduce pimples...
All ailments yours are due to overweight. First diet control, second exercise -vigorous. Diet means avoid fry, fast fatty food. No party food, do not take egg, prawn, cake pastry pizza. Total quantity of food willbe minimal. Let yoour fat burn. There mediccine for reduction of fat but I prefer diet & exercise.
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