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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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I am male 56 years old having cholestrol problem and triglycerides. What should I do. My last test in may 2015 cholestrol was 230.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am male 56 years old having cholestrol problem and triglycerides. What should I do.
My last test in may 2015 choles...
Hello dear High triglycerides and 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. 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. And 1 glass of water before bed at night. use flax oil, omega-3 fatty meal or cap., take .green veg., whole grain. garlic,. Take anti cholesterol medicines .
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Ringing in left ear from last four years triglyceride is 208 hdl ldl in range and total cholesterol is 173. Regular exercise from last 6 month jogging 3 km and exercise. Please I have faith in homeopathy.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Ringing in left ear from last four years triglyceride is 208 hdl ldl in range and total cholesterol is 173.
Regular e...
Hello, you should take Causticum 200 Ch , 5 drops ,single dose . Kali mur 6x , 5 tabs twice daily. Arborium plus , 2 Tsp, twice daily. Revert me after 1 month. Take acre.
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My father is having piles problem and it relapses again and again. Blood loss occurs while passing stool and also too much weakness. He has belly fat and also has high blood pressure problem but doesn't take any medicine. He is under lot of stress. please help, suggest some solution.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Ahmedabad
My father is having piles problem and it relapses again and again. Blood loss occurs while passing stool and also too...
Dear lybrate-user, tell your father to follow few tips. Highly fibre rich diet. Drink lots of water. Avoid straining. Have warm water sitz in a tub for at least 15 min. Do brisk exercises. And tell him to go for homeopathic mode of treatment for nit relapsing his complaints and complete cure. I am just a click away.
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My father has high blood pressure. Can I know how to bring it to normal and what are the food diets he should follow?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My father has high blood pressure. Can I know how to bring it to normal and what are the food diets he should follow?
We have to give specific medicine for BP after clinical examination and few tips on diet say no to maida items like toast , khaari ,naan ,white bread . say no to Buffalo milk and can drink cows milk can eat brown bread can eat sprout's can eat green vegetables, can eat chappati ,bajra ka rotla can eat one katori of rice twice a day with dal to avoid farsan food items can eat fruits say no to coconut water
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I have a very very big pain in my heart doctor please help me to overcome from thid's pain please help me.

B.Sc(hons), Physics, B.H.M.S., PGDIT (software Engg)
Homeopath, Delhi
I have a very very big pain in my heart doctor please help me to overcome from thid's pain please help me.
Medicine German make kali bichrom 200, single dose (4-5 drops orally) morning./ 3 successive doses foood mixed fruit juice daily evening.
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I am 58 yrs old and I have been taking metformine 500 for the last 6 months I have back and neck ache running nose and anxiety my heart beets is also increased.

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
I am 58 yrs old and I have been taking metformine 500 for the last 6 months I have back and neck ache running nose an...
Dear, metformine is a medicine which is used in diabetes mellitus. You are already having this medicine for last 6 months. Back ache, running nose and anxiety symptoms etc are some of the less common the side effect of this medicine. You should consult your diabetician for further advise and change in the medicine. Take care.
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I'm a student of engineering. My problem is very high heartbeat in normal time. But why I don't know. If anyone can tell me what is the exact problem. So I agree with you.

MD - Consultant Physician
Cardiologist, Kolkata
I'm a student of engineering. My problem is very high heartbeat in normal time. But why I don't know. If anyone can t...
High pulse rate for a student is likely due to anxiety stress. However you exlude hyper thyroiby blood test of thyroid profile & ecg for any other doubt.
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I am 66 years old a diabetic for the past twenty years. I had undergone angioplasty 12 years back. Suddenly I had a lump on the upper portion of my stomach which was moving from left to right side with a back pain. Ultrasound was normal and cardiologist said it it is nothing to do with cardio. In February 2015 my diabetic medicine was changed to zeta meta 500 mg. When I started looking up for drug reaction on the net all my symptoms tallied with zeta meta. I stopped on my own this medicine and increased my insulin by 5 units. All the symptoms including my breathlessness, Heaviness on legs and the lump in my stomach vanishes within 15 days. My physician does not agree with me and he refused to see the print out given by me about the side effects of zeta meta. nowadays I walk 3 to 4 kms and do exercise without breathlessness. I will be happy to get an explanation from any of our eminent doctors.

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Physiotherapist, Noida
I am 66 years old a diabetic for the past twenty years. I had undergone angioplasty 12 years back. Suddenly I had a l...
. Apply Hot Fomentation twice daily. Avoid bending in front. Postural Correction- Sit Tall, Walk Tall. Extension Exercises x 15 times x twice daily - lying on tummy, take left arm up for 3 seconds, then bring it down, right arm up for 3 seconds, bring down. Bring right leg up, hold for 3 seconds, bring it down. Then right leg up and hold for 3 seconds and bring it down. Repeat twice a day- 10 times. Bhujang Asana – Lie flat on your stomach, keeping the palms out, bend the neck backward, take a deep breath and while holding it for 6 seconds, raise the chest up. Release breath and relax your body. Repeat the exercise 15 times twice daily. Core Strengthening Exercises- Straight Leg Raised With Toes Turned Outward, repeat 10 times, twice a day. Back Stretching- lie flat, pull one of the knee forward to chest, hold for 3 seconds, then bring the other knee forward to the chest and again hold for 3 seconds. Then pull both knees towards the chest and hold for 3 seconds. Repeat 10 times each exercise twice a day. Do the cat/cow stretch. Get on all fours, with your arms straight and your hands directly under your shoulders; your knees hip-width apart.
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My wife. having hight 5.4, age 28 mother of 2 years old baby. Now weight only 35. Feeling tired, feel small chest pain, reported weakness and loss of weight since last 1 month. Whats may occur? Kindly suggest.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
My wife. having hight 5.4, age 28 mother of 2 years old baby. Now weight only 35. Feeling tired, feel small chest pai...
Get following test done and review with reports 1. CBC 2. S calcium and Vit D3 3. S. B12 4.Fasting Blood sugar 5. TSH Consult for further management.
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Hi, My SGPT is 94 and Cholesterol, Trig, HDL and LDL are 248, 273, 36 and 166. I need advice on what do I need to do to bring this parameters down. I am really concerned with this as I am a vegetarian and non alcoholic.

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Psychologist, Palakkad
Hi, My SGPT is 94 and Cholesterol, Trig, HDL and LDL are 248, 273, 36 and 166. I need advice on what do I need to do ...
Dear lybrate user. There are no short cuts. Physical exercise is the key. Quit smoking and alcohol consumption, cut sugar intake, to bring down total cholesterol, triglycerides etc you have to increase good cholesterol. Good cholesterol is available in plums, grapes, purple cabbage, eggplant, and raspberries to your diet. Plus eating more fruits and veggies (in addition to whole grains) will increase your fiber, which has been shown to help control overall cholesterol levels. Take care.
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Hello sir My name is nandkiahore varma I am 55 year old man I am having too much fatty body and high blood pressure also suggest me what should I do.

MBBS, M.S, M. Ch, F.I.A.C.S
Cardiologist, Chennai
Hello sir My name is nandkiahore varma I am 55 year old man I am having too much fatty body and high blood pressure a...
What si your bmi? check blood cholesterol, lipids and blood glucose. Ecg echo to rule out heart problem. Exercise is good. Eat plenty of vegetables and fruits. Less salt and sugar. If bmi is still around 30 you may need bariatric surgery, so see a bariatric surgeon.
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I am a 39 years old male and have bad cholesterol problems for last 2 years what should I do?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am a 39 years old male and have bad cholesterol problems for last 2 years what should I do?
Avoid bad habits .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. you can take tab. atrovas-10 once at night .
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I am my age is 23 years old am suffering from low blood pressure please suggest some remedies.

PGD Maternal Child Health, MBBS
General Physician, Akola
The body has got an excellent regulatory mechanism to prevent any sudden change in blood pressure, especially to prevent it from falling. So ordinarily blood pressure getting low is not so commonly seen. People having anemia, low volume of blood due to under nutrition, low intake of sodium may cause the blood pressure to be a little on lower side. Good nutrition and enough salt intake takes care of it. Acute fall in BP may occur due to sudden shock due to trauma, haemorrhage, diarrhoes etc and needs urgent treatment.
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Cholesterol and Health

BHMS, DEMS
Homeopath, Pune
Cholesterol and Health

Cholesterol - Cholesterol is a dense, fatty substance that found in every cell of your body. It circulates throughout your bloodstream in little bundles called lipoproteins, interior of its is composed of fat, while proteins forms the exterior walls.


 

Types of cholesterol -

1) Low density lipoproteins (ldl) - its considered as a bad cholesterol form, it enables cholesterol to create plaque that build up and harden on the walls of blood vessels.

2) High density lipoproteins (hdl) - it is the good cholesterol, because it helps to reduce ldl levels. Hdl helps to transport ldl cholesterol to your liver, which removes it from the body.

3) Triglycerides - another form of fat in your blood that can raise your risk for heart disease.

4) Very low density lipoproteins (vldl) - it is a type of blood fat. It's considered one of the bad forms of cholesterol, because this can clog your arteries and lead to a heart attack.


 

Causes / risk factors -

* cigarette smoking.

* food that contains highly saturated fat and cholesterol can raise your blood cholesterol levels.

* obesity.

* hereditary / genetic factors.

* lack of exercise / low physical activity.


 

Normal values of cholesterol in adults -

* total serum cholesterol - 130 - 250 mg/dl

* ldl - 60 - 160 mg/dl

* hdl - 30 -70 mg/dl or

* serum triglycerides - 0 - 170 mg/dl


 

Prevention and treatment of high cholesterol -

Lifestyle changes -

* exercise - do 30 - 45 minutes a day of moderate cardio. It will help s to lose weight and boosts your hdl levels.

* diet - eat more fibers, eat healthy fats i. E. Nuts, olive oil, avocado all have fats that won't increase your ldl, limit cholesterol intake, i. E. Reduce high saturated fat foods like cheese, whole milk, red meats. Choose fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, low fat or nonfat dairy products, fish, eat low salt diet.

* quit smoking, limit alcohol and caffeine consumption.

* do practice relaxation and breathing exercises.

* garlic - it helps to reduce high cholesterol. In the morning take a small piece of garlic and crush it and take with glass of water. The garlic contains allicin which helps to lower high blood pressure and prevents blood clotting.

* drink 8 - 10 glasses of water, per day.


 

Homeopathy treatment for high cholesterol - the goal of homeopathy is to lower high cholesterol to desired levels to prevent heart diseases.


 

1) Allium Sativum - for lowering high cholesterol + made from garlic, s so it helps in eliminating the excess cholesterol from the body by raising vitality of the patient + increased appetite, craving for meat + suffers from acidity symptoms.


 

2) Calcarea Carbonica - reduces high cholesterol in fat or overweight persons + excessive craving for boiled eggs + sensitiveness to cold air and continuous perspiration on scalp + palpitations also be complained at night or after having meals.


 

3) Crataegus Oxyacantha - acts as a tonic for heart muscles that have become weakened due to reduced blood supply to heart + dissolve the cholesterol deposits in arteries + difficulty in breathing after even the slightest exertion.

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From last few month I feel some heaviness in my feet after knee, my weight is approx 95, I do not have any sugar and BP, what I should do, please explain, from few month I have pain in left shoulder.

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Endocrinology, DNB Endocrinology, MNAMS, Speciality Certificate (Endo. & Diab.) (MRCP, UK), Fellow of American College of Endocrinology (FACE)
Endocrinologist, Delhi
From last few month I feel some heaviness in my feet after knee, my weight is approx 95, I do not have any sugar and ...
Hello Mr. lybrate-user! Your body weight is too much for your bones to carry. Ideal body weight for you will be 60-65 kg. Too much weight is damaging your knees to cause osteoarthritis. As an endocrinologist I can help you losing this extrabody weight. For that I have to examine you and develop a treatment plan accordingly. It is good you do not have diabetes now, but obesity is a risk factor for diabetes and hypertension.
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I am a 48 years old male and having high blood pressure since last six years and consulted a doctor locally and he prescribed me the medicines as follows Tab Tazpure-LN 40/10 BD, Tab.Moxcent 0.3 mg TDS, Tab.Etibliss 0.5 mg at night. Sir prior to this I was taking Tab Triallmighty 40 BD and Tab Temsan 40 BD. But from present medicines (which is tazpure, Maxcent and Etibliss )my BP is not coming down to normal it is always counting approx. 150/ 95. What I should do. Moreover I am little bit Alcoholic I drink in the evening only 3 to 4 pegs daily. Request you to kindly advice me urgently. Best Regards Millan Lahiri.

PhD, Human Energy Fields, Diploma in PIP, EFI, Aura scanning for Health evaluation; Energy field assessment, Fellowship Cardiac Rehabilitation, Cardiac Rehabilitation, MD (Ayur - Mind Body Med), Mind Body Medicine
Non-Invasive Conservative Cardiac Care Specialist, Pune
I am a 48 years old male and having high blood pressure since last six years and consulted a doctor locally and he pr...
Dear lybrate-user, Stop drinking immediately. Alcohol is disturbing your overall health, action of medicines and doing you no good at all. Change your lifestyle and the need for drugs will reduce. Regards.
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My triglyericides level are increased. Its 250. I am trying to reduce it by exercise and diet. Please suggest me some medication also.

Doctor of Naturopathy & Natural Medicines, DM - Clinical Haematology
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Agra
My triglyericides level are increased. Its 250. I am trying to reduce it by exercise and diet. Please suggest me some...
Start drinking" arjun ki chaal" ka kaadha everyday. Put jaggery in it in place of sugar. Drink this for 3 months and see the miracle. Eat natural oils avoid refined and double refined oil. Drink 3 to 4 liters of water everyday but make sure you do not drink after your meals give a gap of 90 minutes (arjun ki chaal available on patanjali stores)
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I am a 40 year old working professional. My bp is in the range 90 to 160. How to reduce by exercise & diet control?

MD - Alternative Medicine
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Well diet plan, free from stress, balance nutrition, minerals n vitamin, yoga, natural way only help you to come out from this. Bp /dm identified as silent killer. Best wishes.
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I went through angioplasty in 2011, since then I have been advised to reduce my weight but even though I do not eat much my weight doesn't reduce. Also, I have not been able to go for a check up in a while, please advise what tests do I need to have for ensuring complete checkup.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I went through angioplasty in 2011, since then I have been advised to reduce my weight but even though I do not eat m...
Do not try too hard to loose weight, if your test reports show normal fats and sugars. Get total lipid profile blood test cardiac ct done for blockages, echo test for % age of heart function and continue with healthy diet plus exercise as per your capability.
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I m suffering from the heart problems. What is d best food or the fruit items to take so as in order to clear the minor blockages in the heart.

MBBS
General Physician, Ahmedabad
I m suffering from the heart problems. What is d best food or the fruit items to take so as in order to clear the min...
Less spicy, less oil. Regular exercise/walking. For diet you can refer my health tips on diet and diabetes which are also helpful for heart patient.
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