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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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Dear Doctor, I am suffering from high blood pressure and my family doctor prescribed Zilos 25mg tablet. I am using it last 2 years. Now BP is under control. I can continue using this tablet no? Doctor please advise?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Dear Doctor, I am suffering from high blood pressure and my family doctor prescribed Zilos 25mg tablet. I am using it...
Hi, once allopathic medicines r administered, it should b continue without enteruption. However, if you so desire to switch over to homoeopathy, take the following medicines, without breaking the course you r taking at present. It will be withdrawn, gradually. Both medicines will continue, simulteneously, taking a gap of an hr homoeo-care*: @ rauwolfia q @ crategus ox q @ avena sat q @ arjuna q mix all the medicines together, take 10 drops of d mixture with 1/4 cup of water, thrice/ day. # go for a walk in the morning for an hr. # take plenty of water # sit for meditation for 30 mnts # avoid, fried, junk food, ghee, butter etc. # take, apple, orange, garlic, green leafy veg. # skimmed milk is preferable # monitor your bp weekly. # report after 15 days. Take care.
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I live in delhi I am working professional, I am a 32 year old male and have a chest pain for last 3 months. What should I do?

MD - Medicine, MBBS
Cardiologist, Panchkula
We need more details of your case. Exact site of the pain and factors aggravating it need to be known. Any associated symptoms like breathlessness, cough, etc. Need to be known.
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I am a 30 years old female and have pain in the middle of chest and have problem in lifting my right hand, and also feel the pain while breathing also.

MD - Consultant Physician
Cardiologist, Kolkata
I am a 30 years  old female and have pain in the middle of chest and have problem in lifting my right hand, and also ...
This is likely muscular pain, only paracetamol 1 or 2 tab will help you. But for clearance of your doubt you get one ecg.
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I am a 26 yr old female I have lot of one side head ache High BP and chest pain suddenly right side pain what can i do? please advice.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am a 26 yr old female I have lot of one side head ache High BP and chest pain suddenly right side pain what can i d...
It could be due to migraine or a tension headache due to stress and anxiety.Reduce your stress. Take tablet paracetamol and plenty of water for headache.If no relief take ECG and consult doctor
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My cholesterol is too high, what should I do?

MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist,
My cholesterol is too high, what should I do?
Avoid bad habits i.e. Avoid fast food/fat/oily,salty foods. Coffee, smoking, alcohol intake. Non-veg., take whole grain,oats,green veg.,plenty of water in day time, 1 glass of water at night before bed. take cap. ecosprin gold -10 once at night for 30 days.
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I am 33, having sinus tachycardia so taking tablet (telmisartan metoprolol) suggested by cardiologist since 2 yrs. BP absolutely normal 120/80 whenever I check it. Stil 5 months back I was feeling some needle type pain and reading about heart issues made me scared so done EKG. Which shows abnormal EKG with probably mi infarction but impression was no significant changes in the t-st wave. But doc said sometimes machine is at fault so done stress test which I ran well and completely normal. 2d echo was normal too except mild mitral valve prolapse but again doc said lot of ppl hv it. Now last 3 nights on finishing work had to wake till morning and sleep 4-5 hours but changed timings. Now some very small needle type around chest on off comes and goes but now really concern is once I lie down I get sleep quickly (since past a month). Once I am in deep sleep, I may hv strange dream which makes me suddenly wake up and even eyes open I can see that dream for mini seconds and heart is racing and it gets cool down in few min but once woke up not able sleep easily. Today afternoon while having nap, same thing happened, was very sleepy as earlier day not slept much, after few min of slept I murmur some string and found heart racing and woke up. After that I might slept 1: 45 am today and got up 1: 52 with hand thrown feeling and heart racing. Then I able to sleep like. 3 am and nd got up around 4 with palm of hand felt any, heavy,yellow in color but once I woke up it gone in Mili seconds and heart racing which cools down in few seconds. Now almost every time I sleep since 2 days it's happening. Guys please tell me anyone experienced or to whom should I consult.

MBBS, PG Diploma In Clinical Cosmetology (PGDCC)
Cardiologist, Purba
I am 33, having sinus tachycardia so taking tablet (telmisartan metoprolol) suggested by cardiologist since 2 yrs. BP...
U may feel this type of chest pain in mitral valve prolapse. And for sleep disturbances, abnormal dreaming I suggest take a opinion of psychiatrist he may help most.
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I am having back pain for long time. Before 5 months suddenly I felt down in the floor due to low pressure and after that sometimes I feel pain in my back. What should I do? Please help me.

BAMS
General Physician, Gurgaon
I am having back pain for long time. Before 5 months suddenly I felt down in the floor due to low pressure and after ...
hello lybrate user 1- always sleep on hard mattress 2- sit 15 minutes in sunlight daily 3- hot fomentation daily 4- Intake more milk 5- Tab Calcium once a day with milk 6- calcirol sachet 60k once in a week in milk 7- do some exercise/sterching if you would like to consult me privately,please click on consult
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What is the reason for cardiovascular diseases? what is its prevention measures?

Diploma in Diabetology, Master of Hospital Administration, MBBS
General Physician,
What is the reason for cardiovascular diseases? what is its prevention measures?
Unhealthy dietary habits, lack of exercise and hereditary. To prevent heart diseases, you must exercise daily for at least 30 minutes, maintain your ideal body weight, follow a good diet, sleep properly, drink water throughout the day to keep your body hydrated, avoid alcohol and stop smoking.
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Sir, My age is 45 years. I am suffering from sugar for last 15 years. Now I am suffering from very high blood sugar. Fasting 275 and pp 375. I am taken glymet and piosis 30 mg twice a day. What can I do now. Thanks.

DNHE, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Kolkata
Sir, My age is 45 years. I am suffering from sugar for last 15 years. Now I am suffering from very high blood sugar. ...
Well, rightly said you should go for a walk atleast 30 min daily or do exercises everyday, besides have a proper diet as per your body type, eat at regular intervals 3-4 hours gap, don't skip any meals, you can have methi water in the morning. Have food rich in fiber like fruits/whole grains (brown rice/whole wheat flour) instead of white rice/maida etc.
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I am 31, male. My triglycerides level is 235 and blood pressure is @ 92/138 regularly. Please advise me diet to quickly reduce my abnormal blood parameters.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I am 31, male. My triglycerides level is 235 and blood pressure is @ 92/138 regularly. Please advise me diet to quick...
Hi, your BP is caused due to raised level of cholesterol. To get healthy , please go through under noted norms. Go for a brisk walk in d morning to regulate your blood circulation & to burn cholesterol. Take, plenty of water to eliminate toxins and to regulate metabolism to digest your intake properly to reduce your cholesterol value . Your diet b simple,non - irritant, non- spicy,on time. Take, homoeo medicine: @ Chelidon Q 10 drops , thrice with little water. Report , wkly,please. Take, care.
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How will I mention my health? how to check up my high B.P by myself. so, what to do?

MD - Consultant Physician
Cardiologist, Kolkata
How will I mention my health? how to check up my high B.P by myself. so, what to do?
Reular physical exercise, controlled diet, cheerful mind. (loughter is good for healthy life). Now a days electronic bp instrument for self assesment is available.
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What are food for lower blood pressure?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda,
Ginger + black pepar. With milk. Do pranayam and vajrasana, surya namaskar reduce your wt. Up to 65 kg.
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UAM suffering from low back pain list 2 weeks and I have chest pain can you suggest what should be done.

MSPT (Master of Physical Therapy)
Physiotherapist,
UAM suffering from low back pain list 2 weeks and I have chest pain can you suggest what should be done.
If you have pain at the mid of your back there is a chance that it gets radiated towards front resembling chest pain or else you may have flat back which puts over workload to your chest area- upper back joints and ribs which may cause such pain. Exercises: 1. Lie on the abdomen and lift your upper body from ground as much as possible and let is down - repeat for 15-20 times. ****don't hold breath and do this - breath in when you lift and breath out when you relax towards ground*****. 2. Lie on your back - have a towel roll under the paining area - lift your hands above head and place on floor - bend your knees - breath in and out fully for 20-25 times.
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I am suffering from hypertension and tychardia can I recover completely. Dr. prefer beta blocker but I don't like to take that.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am suffering from hypertension and tychardia can I recover completely. Dr. prefer beta blocker but I don't like to ...
Beta blocker is used for tachycardia. Pl. Do not stop with out consult cardiologist even you do not like it. For control high b. P./ t. G. And high/ bad cholesterol eat as whole grain foods, green veg. Juice, plenty of water at least 8 glass of water in a day. Avoid high cholesterol foods, oily, fatty, junk, fast foods, foods from out sided, sweat foods. Go for walk daily, do yoga, cycling, any good exercise i. E cycling, avoid stress, try to take good sleep at night. Checkup your body by blood tests and physical examination at regular time.
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Hi my father is a heart patient. He feels slight pain in chest while walking which gets normal within min if he sits down. And sometimes this pain occurs right after having dinner while sitting. His engeography report says average 40% blockage of each valves. What do you say this pain is a heart pain or something else.

MBBS
General Physician, Ahmedabad
LIKELY HEART PAIN. IS HE BHAVING HIGH BP//DIABETES//HIS BODY WEIGHT//ANY HABITS? WHAT CURRENT MEDICINE NHE IS TAKING? CAN ASK PRIVATELY WITH DETAILS. NO NEED TO WORRY ABOUT 40% BLOCKS.
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I am 48 yrs and reduced 10 kg wt by exercises in last 3 months. Everything is fine including my lft kft blood urine thyroid tests but my bp is constantly 105/155-160. Why so. Does exercises have some correlation with this increased bp.

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Thyroid gland affects nearly every organ in the body. Many nutritional factors play a role in optimizing thyroid function. However, both nutrient deficiencies and excesses can trigger or exacerbate symptoms. Working in collaboration with a both a physician and a registered dietitian is essential to determine nutritional status for optimal thyroid health. Improper thyroid function causes undesired weight changes, significant cardiovascular risks, and symptoms such as fatigue, mood changes, and gastrointestinal upset, which can hinder the development of healthful behaviors. I focus on setting realistic goals for healthy changes and regular exercise when counseling clients. There many potential nutrient deficiencies and interactions with medications and supplements. Hence diligent care is to be taken while designing a holistic treatment plan. I being a both a registered dietitian and doctor have been successfully helping patients with their problems through a holistic approach using customized therapeutic diet and medications. Do reply back for private consultation.
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C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Alcohol and the Heart
Doctors have struggled for several years now over whether to tell their patients about the potential cardiac benefits of alcohol. Over 60 clinical studies have suggested that light to moderate alcohol consumption (the equivalent of one or two 1 � oz. drinks of alcohol per day) can increase HDL cholesterol levels (the ?good? cholesterol,) can reduce the incidence of myocardial infarction (heart attack), and may have other cardiovascular benefits.
However, excessive alcohol consumption reliably causes a number of severe and often fatal medical problems, not to mention the destructive social pathologies associated with alcoholism itself.
For all these reasons, a special advisory panel of the American Heart Association issued a formal statement urging doctors not to recommend alcohol to their non-drinking patients as a means of reducing the risk of heart disease. This makes perfect sense. If doctors were seen to be encouraging alcohol, that would not only be politically incorrect, but might also lead to a significant increase in alcohol-related medical and social problems. Still, the apparent cardiac benefits of alcohol creates something of a dilemma for doctors.
The Evidence in Favor of Alcohol
Numerous prospective studies now suggest that people who engage in light to moderate alcohol consumption have a substantially reduced risk of coronary artery disease (CAD) - by as much as 40 - 70% - compared to those who drink either no alcohol, or those who drink more heavily.
And in a large meta-analysis that included over 80 observational studies, those with light to moderate alcohol intake had a 25% reduction in death from cardiovascular causes.
People who engage in light alcohol consumption appear to have a significantly reduced risk of developing heart failure.
Light to moderate alcohol consumption may help to prevent type II diabetes and metabolic syndrome. And in people who have diabetes, it may help to protect against CAD.
Up to two drinks per day may help to protect against stroke.
How Can Alcohol Protect the Heart?
Theories as to how light to moderate alcohol consumption can benefit cardiovascular health include the following:
Alcohol increases HDL cholesterol levels
Alcohol has antioxidant activity
Alcohol increases insulin sensitivity
Alcohol may help prevent abnormal blood clotting
Alcohol in low doses has anti-inflammatory properties
While it is widely believed that red wine may have special protective properties (largely stemming from the antioxidant properties of red grapes), in fact the overall data strongly suggests that it is the alcohol itself that is cardioprotective in small doses - regardless of the particular type of alcoholic beverage consumed.
The Evidence Against Alcohol
It is noteworthy that in all the studies assessing the effect of alcohol on the heart, women who consumed more than two drinks a day, and men who consumed more than three, had a substantial increase in overall cardiovascular mortality, including sudden death. Furthermore, several studies show that binge drinking (abstaining for several days, but drinking heavily on the days when alcohol is consumed) is associated with a substantially increased risk of CAD and of cardiovascular death.
In addition, drinking large amounts of alcohol is a well-recognized cause of cardiomyopathy and heart failure. People who have more than two drinks per day have a significantly increased risk of developing hypertension. And consuming more than two drinks per day appears to significantly increase the risk of stroke.
Both heavy drinking and binge drinking increase the risk of atrial fibrillation.
The Bottom Line
It appears quite evident that the relationship between alcohol and cardiac risk follows a "J-shaped" curve. Cardiac risk is lower when low to moderate alcohol is consumed than if either no alcohol is consumed, or if higher amounts of alcohol are consumed.
The problem for professional bodies and guideline-writers, obviously, is that many, many people find it difficult or impossible to limit their alcohol to one or two drinks per day. If guidelines actively promoted light alcohol consumption for the population, there is every reason to believe that the overall result would be a negative one, rather than a positive one. So, despite all the evidence regarding the cardiovascular benefits of light alcohol consumption, you should not hold your breath waiting for guidelines (or your doctor) to recommend such a thing.
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I am taking blood thinners because I have got my angioplasty done. I have got a blood clot on my thigh. What is the remedy ?

DM Cardiology
Cardiologist, Delhi
Dear, please get a doppler test of thigh vessels, to delineate the blood clot. Send me the report, I would advise you what to do.
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