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Dr. Prathap Kumar

Cardiologist, Chennai

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Dr. Prathap Kumar Cardiologist, Chennai
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Dr. Prathap Kumar is one of the best Cardiologists in Perambur, Chennai. He is currently practising at Sri Balaji Hospital in Perambur, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Prathap Kumar on Lybrate.com.

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Sri Balaji Hospital

Old No 36 New No 77, Bricklin Road, Perambur Barracks,Perambur. Landmark: Near Megala Theatre, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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Indian Diabetes Care & Research Center

No 6, Redhills Road, Kolathur,Landmark:Near Anna Statue Bus Stop, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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Pavithra Hospital

No 7, Ethiraj Swamy Salai, Kodungaiyur, Landmark: Opp To Malaysia Mahal, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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No 19, Kumaran Nagar Main Road, Periyar Nagar. Landmark: Near Kumaran Nagar Bus Depot, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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Indian Diabetes Care & Research Center

No 6, Redhills Road, Kolathur,Landmark:Near Anna Statue Bus Stop, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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One month back my father having chest pain and fever. Blood samples analysed and Echo carried out. In that heavy pericardial effusion seen. For next 3 days water evacuated from chest and around 1000 ml water evacuate. Its sample analysed and ADA 63 reported in forms of tuberculosis and no malignant cells seen. CT scan also carried out. And tuberculosis treatment started. In start, His blood sugar increased to 450 and now its normal to 150-200. At present he is taking R Cinex and Benadon tablets. I want to know if this treatment is OK or should I walk to other doctors. I can share all reports if you need. Is there any chances of any other disease apart from tuberculosis. At present his right hand paining very much and its almost one month but he is still feeling weak.

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine), Certified in Evidence Based Diabetes Management, MNAMS
Internal Medicine Specialist, Kolkata
Thanks for the question in our country tuberculosis is a common cause for pericardial effusion. As per the reports that you have provided your father's pericardiocentesis was done and fluid analysis was suggestive of tuberculosis (with high ada). The treatment he has been put on is fine. Presently, he is on rcinex and benadon, hence I presume that his initial intensive phase of anti-tubercular drugs is over. The management duration is usually 6-9 months in respondent cases. You can get a check xray chest done to note for the current status. I would advise you to continue with your present doctor since the treatment provided is as per guidelines of management. Regards.
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I am facing problem with face sun tan. My facial skin was oily but from last 2 months I am using saslic foaming face wash and and have reduced the oiliness on my face. My face tone and my chest tone has a huge difference. I am almost 24 in age now and my parents are to start finding a life partner for me. I want to get rid of sun tan from my face and hands. Please help.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Dear lybrate user, -You can mix required amounts of gram flour, lemon juice & curd or yogurt, apply it on tanned areas & leave it for 15 min thereafter wash it with water -mix a few strands of saffron in 4-5 tablespoons of warm milk, add a few drops of lime juice , massage the mixture on tanned areas, keep it for 10 min then wash off with cold water.
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Can diabetes and cholesterol can be controlled with out taking medicines? if yes please tell me how?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
you should taking both medicines for diabetes and cholesterol . High cholesterol can cause atherosclerotic heart disease or narrowed coronary arteries in the heart can cause the symptoms of angina, when theheart muscle is not provided with enough oxygen to function. Decreased blood supply to the brain may be due to narrowed small arteries in the brain or because the larger carotidarteries in the neck may become blocked. This can result in a transient ischmic attack or stroke. Peripheral artery disease describes gradual narrowing of the arteries that supply the legs. During exercise , if the legs do not get enough blood supply, they can develop pain , called claudication . Other arteries in the body may also be affected by plaque buildup causing them to narrow, including the mesenteric arteries to the intestine and the renal arteries to the kidney. Avoid fast foods,oily foods,junk foods,alcohol,smoking,fatty foods, non-veg.,avoid stress, take green veg., whole grain.garlic,. Take anti cholesterol medicines .
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Hi. I am 22. Sometimes I get very anxious about things and keep thinking constantly. And normally also there is always something going on in my mind. I constantly think about something or the other. Is this normal? Can this be referred to as 'Stress' And can this increase the chances of a heart attack?

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Feeling anxious about certain things, especially facts, is quite normal. It is usually the severity of anxiety and its management which decides whether it is a disorder or not. If you feel anxious every now and then, or to an extent that it becomes very distressing for you, or you feel unable to avoid thinking of issues you do not want to, you might need an assessment for anxiety disorder. Consult a psychiatrist for assessment and counselig.
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Actually I have cough last one week but last night when I was sleeping at 5 o clock in the morning I felt that I couldn't breath and some kind of noise coming out from my chest and suddenly after that pained in my right hand side ribs. I m taking PX amoxicillin AND POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE TABLETS last one day. What should I do?

PG Hom, London, BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
Hello Harish, Sever congestion in the chest due to cough is responsible for difficulty in breathing and pain in chest. You continue with Amoxycillin tablets and complete the course. Along with it, take regular steam inhalation. Atleast 3 to 4 times a day.
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I have two questions 1. How often should I test my blood sugar, and what should I do if it is too high or too low? 2. If I'm overweight, how many pounds do I have to lose to make a difference in my health?

Vaidya Visharad
Ayurveda, Narnaul
Please write your age and height. Use some home remedies. Dinner whole grain bread or chapattis, steamed vegetables. Do regular exercise like brisk walking (at least), running, swimming etc. Avoid sedentary and lazy lifestyle.
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I feel heat and constant constant pressure in my eyes from last one week. I checked my b.P and it came to be on higher side. I have no other symptoms of higher b.P. What should i do. Please tell me?

MBBS, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Hyderabad
Depending on your profession, your eye condition may get altered. Eye problems arising due to high BP usually get reversed after proper and complete treatment for high BP is initiated. It is better to get a complete eye evaluation done to make sure that some other condition is not missed.
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I am suffering ftom cholesterol. Trygliricic is very high. It is around 234. please tell what to do?

MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Delhi
Avoid starch intake like sweets, potato, rice, root vegetables and other food items which increase your triglycerides level and then check your lipid.
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What are the symptom of low blood pressure and what are yhe measure to improve the blood pressure at normal level ?

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Signs and symptoms include ; dizziness or lightheadedness. Fainting (syncope) lack of concentration. Blurred vision. Nausea. Cold, clammy, pale skin. Rapid, shallow breathing. Fatigue. When dealing with low blood pressure, it is usually suggested to increase your salt and fluid intake. Before increasing yoursalt consumption, do check with your doctor. Also, cut down on alcoholic beverages and high-carbohydrate foods such asbread, rice, pasta, and potatoes.
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I am 24, male.i have poor blood flow all over my body, having heart problem like bp and left chest stiffness and digestion problem. I have been having garlic daily for last 4 month, now , high BP totally gone, but some little discomfort on left chest still remains, please, guide how to get better health such as healthy heart, liver (mainly).{i do not smoke and drink}

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
General Physician, Bangalore
Sir, You need to furnish your full health record showing all your problems, treatment taken. now, including Lab investigations, so that proper advice can be given
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I am 29 male, diagnosed hypothyroid 6 months back, tsh at first test 9.0, t3 t4 normal. Antibodies negative. I started 25mcg for two weeks and tsh 5.5 becomes.

DNB (Endocrinology), MD - General Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Ludhiana
You have subclinical hypothyroidism. Its treatment is given in selected patients. If you have already started treatment, then I suggest two weeks is a short period to repeat the test because it takes at least 4-6 weeks for it to settle. Repeat it after 4 weeks and consult your doctor.
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I am 43 years male suffering from diabetic 200 a/food and bp from last 3 years, recently I had a chest pain and came to know there is blockage of 60% in rca. I am taking duopil 1/500 half tablet twice before food and deplatt 75mg, cardace meto5/50, aztor 20mg is this the right medication I am taking? and I need to go for angio plasty or stent?

Certificate in Laparoscopic and Thoracoscopic Surgery, Fellowship in Paediatric cardiac Surgery, M. Ch. (CVTS), MS, MBBS
Cardiologist, Calicut
If you had an angiogram done, and there is a single vessal disease with no collaterals, surgery will give good releif. If you have collaterals, both angioplasty and surgery will be good. But final decision should be taken based on the angiogram pictures.
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Gud evng. I have problem of high bp. I feel so irritated nd uneasy. Restless. So I hv to take mdcn of bp. Sometimes. I also take the medcn of depression. Wen I feel very much stress. Or in depression The mdcn I take in case of depression is fluanxol. 5 mg. I want to avoid these medicines. Of Bp me depression Wat should I do to avoid these medicines?

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
If your bp is because of hereditary reasons, you might have to continue the medication for life long. But you can control your bp with help of proper diet, yoga and meditation. Regarding the depression, do no take medication without consulting a doctor. Also contact a counsellor/psychogherapist who will help you to come out of your depression.
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I am 22 old male some times chest muscle pain my dout is (heart disease) but my ECG normal if any problem. And tell me Causes of heart failure and disease in adults please.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
You are taking ppi, unizyme & other digestive tonics at age 23 & I would not prescribe all of above to a senior who is otherwise healthy. Modulate your eating habits. Reduce intake of fats, maida, salt & sugar despite bp & blood sugar being normal. Eat seasonal vegetables and fruits as much as you like but according to your constitution. Do not over eat. Take small meals but more frequently. Drink some hot beverage like green tea, mild coffee, regular tea or just warm water with juice of lemon plus a spoon of honey added to it. All of these do not allow acids or fats to remain in stomach for long and wash them towards the small intestine. Good to know that your ecg is normal but improve your digestion minus medicines (you can take saunf, jeera, heeng, ajwain in any form) do write back about improvements and heart disease can be discussed later.
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I am suffering from high blood pressure since from 2008. I am taking Nicardia cd retard 30 and Repace 50 tablet (1 each) every day. At present my BP remains within the limit 130/80. Kindly suggest me the options to control my BP.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
In ayurveda, Hypertension is referred to as Rakta Capa Vriddhi and it sees the vitiation of vata and pitta doshas as the main cause...take sarpgandha vati twice a day...yogendra ras...akik bhasm works very good in case of hypertension....avoid salty diet...oily food...lower your stress...do pranayama early morning.....
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For past few weeks I had been experiencing pain on my left chest and two days back while lifting weights at the gym the pain grew and I got a stiff neck. Is this a serious problem I can not get my neck back normal and the chest is also starting to grow.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, take arnica 200 ch, 3 drops, once daily and rhus tox200 ch, 5 drops once daily. Take alpha mp, 20 drops with hot water twice daily. Do not go to gym for the next 7 days and do not lift any weight. Revert after 7 days. Take care.
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Hi I have cholesterol swellings on my body can please give me an option or solution to resolve this issue if i touch am getting pain if not I don't have any problems with this.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
It seems you are suffering from lipoma and as you are having pain so we have to examine you for further guidance
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I examined by blood pressure today. It is 160/100. whether morning walk daily one hour reduce it. I have no other complain.

MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Vadodara
Usually the hypertension remains asymptomatic in many cases and only diagnosed accidentally or if there are any complications... Second thing if its only a one time reading then you should check it at least two more times on different days and then only you can decide if it comes more then you are hypertensive.. If it comes normal then you can maintain it by walk (exercise, pranayam), salt restrictions... If it comes higher than the normal range then you should consider taking a homeopathic treatment which can bring it down to normal in time and you will not have to take the medicines lifelong, plus it also improves general health... For a good homoeopathic medicine consult with more details... Till then you may try taking Veretrum Viride 30 (homoeopathic).
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My paracardiotomy done in April 2012 due to constrictive pericarditis. Is the cut marks of operation are disappear in future or not?

MBBS
General Physician,
Depends upon the procedure adopted during operation and the size of incision. Normally it disappears over the time. May not be completely but consider ably.
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