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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 have lots of pain in legs and low energy in body weak ness, high blood pressure. Obesity weight 94 height 5.5. Taking telma 40 regular.

PGC Diabetology, MBBS
General Physician, Hyderabad
I have lots of pain in legs and low energy in body weak ness, high blood pressure. Obesity weight 94 height 5.5. Taki...
Take a diet having high fibre, low fat, low oil. Walk for 30 minutes a day. Consult in private on Lybrate or personally with information about your main complains, lifestyle, lab results and diet for detailed advice.
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My husband is 35 years old. In a recent official medical checkup, his cholesterol levels is reported higher-236 mg/dl. His bilirubin level is also high-2.4 mg/dl. He is good physically and prefer home cooked food only. Can you please tell me the type of diet he should have and the kind of food that needs to be avoided. Also any change in lifestyle to be added. Thanks.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
My husband is 35 years old. In a recent official medical checkup, his cholesterol levels is reported higher-236 mg/dl...
Hello, don't give him oily , spicy food, fast food , junk food. Cut short his salt and sugar intake. drink water at frequent intervals. Along with the dietary changes give him Alpha Liv , 2 tsp , once daily after dinner.
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I am suffering from VSD earlier all was well but now a days its creating some problems like- pain in chest, cold, etc.

CLINICAL CARDIOLOGY, MD - Consultant Physician
Cardiologist, Surat
I am suffering from VSD earlier all was well but now a days its creating some problems like- pain in chest, cold, etc.
Hi. Vsd basically is a whole in between left and right chambers of your heart. So mixing of blood and pressure changes occurs due to it in the heart. It is strongly recommended that you see a heart doctor every 6 months or atleast 1 year.
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I want to know for my father that how can we control BP when its high. What type of food they eat to control and what are things to avoid?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Sexologist, Haldwani
I want to know for my father that how can we control BP when its high. What type of food they eat to control and what...
Hello- follow these tips to control high bp- 1. Maintain a healthy weight 2. Take bmi measurements 3. Exercise regularly 4. Reduce sodium intake (use saindha namak) 5. Reduce and manage stress 6. Use mukta vati 1 tab twice daily.
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I am suffering from cough from 2 weeks and I have chest pain. Can you suggest me a treatment?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am suffering from cough from 2 weeks and I have chest pain. Can you suggest me a treatment?
1. Do warm saline gurgling 3-4 times daily 2. Take viscodyne d syrup 2tsf thrice daily if it is a dry cough or viscodyne syrup if cough is associated with sputum 3. You may have to take antibiotic along with and carry out investigations including x ray chest after consulting physician, it if no relief4. Avoid smoking if you smoke.
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Exercise

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Exercise
Regular exercise increases good cholesterol hdl levels.
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Dear doc, One question is biting from a while^^ On which side sleeping is good for health" Is sleeping on left side make pressure on heart?

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Dear doc,
One question is biting from a while^^
On which side sleeping is good for health"
Is sleeping on left side m...
People might create lots of myths to save heart and you believe it accordingly. We people at forum will advice to protect the heart in a scientific way.
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I am 45 years old my cholesterol level is serum cholesterol serum cholesterol 201 mg/dl request you to kindly suggest some exercise. Or home remedies.

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Too much cholesterol in the blood can lead to cardiovascular disease. What you eat has a direct impact on your cholesterol level. In fact, a diet rich in fiber and other cholesterol-lowering foods may help lower cholesterol as much as statin medication for some people. Working with a registered dietitian and doctor is the key to develop and maintain a successful health program to manage it. I will inform you on how to make diet, lifestyle changes, make you understand instructions for taking medication because it won't work if you don't take it as directed. Consult privately for a holistic dietary therapy to solve your problems.
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Plz guide me as I'm a sportsman while playing gt hurt in chest ribs by opponents elbow. I took x ray also BT its normal. BT I'm havg pain while running n in deep breath. please guide.

MD - Consultant Physician
Cardiologist, Kolkata
Plz guide me as I'm a sportsman while playing gt hurt in chest ribs by opponents elbow. I took x ray also BT its norm...
It is purely muscular pain take rest a wk. Donot go to sports at present. Take only paracetamol once or twice will help you. You may apply analgesic gel over the area,
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I am 48 years old and suddenly since early morning 4 am have severe pain in the left shoulder. Could it be heart attack ?

M.B;B.S, P.G.(FAMILY MEDICINE), D.O.H.
General Physician, Hyderabad
If pain is local it could be arthritis / muscle spasm If the pain is radiating to whole arm, / and if there is sweating / vomiting sensation / diarrhea-it is clear indication of heart problem Any how sudden pain in left side is always needs evaluation by the cardiologist and by tests like ECG and ECHO
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What are all the benefits of taking dates with milk? Will it control cholesterol?

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
What are all the benefits of taking dates with milk? Will it control cholesterol?
Dates with milk gives u calcium ..essential minerals etc..but if ur cholesterol is already raised u have to take medicines rather than relying on these alone
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Can you tell me the food materials which are good for heart patients having some problems.

DM - Cardiology -, MD - General Medicine - , MBBS
Cardiologist, Delhi
Can you tell me the food materials which are good for heart patients having some problems.
Definitely deep fried things should be avoided, most important is the total calorie you take. Eat fruits and vegetables.
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Drinking of alcohol (brandy) is increase the cholesterol or decrease the cholesterol if yes quantity please.

MD (U), Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S)
Unani Specialist, Delhi
Drinking of alcohol (brandy) is increase the cholesterol or decrease the cholesterol if yes quantity please.
The impact of heavy drinking on a person’s LDL cholesterol levels, HDL cholesterol levels, triglyceride levels and overall buildup of blood-borne fats.
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Hi, my age is 27 during my last check up with doctor my blood pressure was on higher side he suggest me to lessen the salt consumption, I also felt during my resent journey that my heart beat is fast. I want to know that how I can get rid of high blood pressure problem with too much medicines.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Hi, my age is 27 during my last check up with doctor my blood pressure was on higher side he suggest me to lessen the...
Dear lybrateuser, -to lower your blood pressure firstly you have to develop a healthy lifestyle & then go for medicines as once started you may have to take medicines lifelong -in diet avoid fried, processed & junk foods, have more of fruits & vegetables including green leafy ones, have low fat dairy products, have more of wholegrains like whole wheat bread/chapatti, brown rice, corn, oats, have beans, sprouts, legumes, pulses, flax seeds -restrict tea, coffee (1-2cups/day), salt, sugar -use olive oil, canola oil or safflower oil for cooking, consumption should not be more than 1 teaspoonful/day -avoid pickles, papad, fried snacks as they contain lot of salt & saturated fats -exercise regularly, walking, jogging, cycling, swimming, play outdoor games for 30-40 min, also do yoga, meditation 5-10 min daily -sleep well for 7-8 hrs at night, keep sleep & ake up time fixed -at work also get up every half to one hour walk around & come back -distress by listening to music, reading, follow a hobby -check bp on rising in morning (basal bp) regularly, also after activity.
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I am 51 year female and have high cholesterol. What should I do?

MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist,
I am 51 year female and have high cholesterol. What should I do?
You can control cholesterol / hdl / ldl/t.g. and obesity by using following flax oil, omega-3 fatty meal or cap., take . green veg., whole grain foods, spicy foods, Use GARLIC in foods daily ,. Cod liver oil. Low sugar foods, low calories foods. Change own life style . do meditation,yoga, Go walk daily in morning and evening, do any one physically activity daily i.e. play any game., Avoid fast foods, oily foods, alcohol,smoking, fatty foods, non-veg., avoid stress, take plenty of water in day time. one important that is take 1 glass of water before bed at night. Because it protect from heart fail during sleep at night.
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Lower cholesterol without drugs,,,

M. Sc. Foods, Nutrition & Dietetics, B.Sc-Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Visakhapatnam
Lower cholesterol without drugs,,,
10 ways to Lower Cholesterol without Drugs

Studies suggest that cholesterol problems can be addressed with simple dietary changes. And aerobic exercises further enhance the cholesterol lowering effects of a healthy diet.

Here are some quick tips to lower cholesterol without drugs :

1 . Say no to trans fats

Food manufacturers use trans fats because they extend the shelf life of packaged baked goods. They raise LDL (bad cholesterol), lower HDL (good cholesterol), and increase risk of developing heart disease and stroke. They’re found in fried foods, baked goods (cakes, pie crusts, frozen pizza, and cookies). Follow this rule: choose fats and oils with 2 grams or less saturated fat per tablespoon.

2 . Switch to olive oil

Substituting olive oil for ghee or butter may reduce LDL cholesterol by as much as 15%, which is similar to the effect of a low dose of medication The “good” fats in olive oil benefit your heart. Choose extra-virgin olive oil.

3 . Add lots of fiber to your diet

Research suggests that increasing soluble fiber intake by 5 to 10 grams each day may result in a 5% drop in LDL cholesterol. Foods like oatmeal, apples, prunes, and beans are high in soluble fiber, which keeps your body from absorbing cholesterol.

4 . Choose colorful fruits and veggies

Fruits and vegetables are loaded with ingredients that lower cholesterol—including fiber, cholesterol-blocking molecules called sterols and stanols, and eye-appealing pigments. These include leafy greens, yellow squashes, carrots, tomatoes, strawberries, plums, blueberries.

5 . Add spices to your cooking

Spices like garlic, curcumin, ginger, black pepper, coriander, and cinnamon can improve cholesterol. Research shows that eating half to one clove of garlic each day could lower cholesterol up to 9%. Find more cholesterol reducing foods here.

6 . Lose those extra kilos

If you’re overweight, drop of just 4-5 Kg will reduce your LDL by up to 8%. Having 1,000 to 1,200 calories a day (for women) and 1200-1600 calories/day (for men) will help in losing weight safely.

7 . Exercise regularly

Exercising at least 2 1/2 hours a week (around 20 minutes per day) is enough to raise HDL (good cholesterol) and improve LDL and triglycerides. Start with a 20 minute brisk walk daily!

8 . Have a handful of nuts

Almonds and walnuts contain sterols, which, like fiber, keep the body from absorbing cholesterol. Go for unsalted ones and keep the quantity in check.

9 . Quit smoking

Smoking can raise LDL and lower HDL, and quitting often improves those numbers. Breathing secondhand smoke every day can also raise levels of bad cholesterol.

10 . Stay happy

Studies suggest that when you are stressed, your cholesterol levels rise in the body. Engage in hobby like gardening, join a book club or try meditation or yoga classes to keep your spirits high.
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Hello sir, I am suffering from chest pain and my body feels so much tired please suggest me how I cure it.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition (Delhi University)
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Panipat
Hello sir, I am suffering from chest pain and my body feels so much tired please suggest me how I cure it.
Weakness can be due to many reasons such as hormonal imbalance, disturbed lipid profile, improper sleep, certain deficiencies in the body and many more, get your tsh, t3, t4 and lipid profile profile test and take proper sleep and drink lots of water and take balanced diet.
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If a person is suffering from heart disease, blood pressure, diabetes. Is it recommended to opt for other options than whisky? Like red wine or something else.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
If a person is suffering from heart disease, blood pressure, diabetes. Is it recommended to opt for other options tha...
Mr. Lybrate-user, if all the above mentioned conditions are there, then alcohol in any form is not recommended. Thanks.
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Her total cholesterol level is normal but triglyceride level is 405. What should I do to control it. Please brief me in detail.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
Her total cholesterol level is normal but triglyceride level is 405. What should I do to control it. Please brief me ...
Dear, these are methods and instructions to reduce triglyceride level in body: * avoid butter, ghee & cream in your diet. * eat five leaves of kari patta and five leaves of neem once in a day. * avoid non veg food because it contain high fat content. * do not eat fast food and avoid cold drink. * do running and jogging daily for 15 minutes. Start with 5 minutes then increase time period slowly. Do morning and evening walk daily. * do not drink alcohol it harmful to your liver and disturb your metabolism causes increase in cholesterol. * add kali mirch (black pepper) in your breakfast. * drink 6 to 7 glass of water daily. * take sound sleep in night of 6 to 7 hrs. Do not take stress.
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I have a high blood pressure problem. What are general healthy habits to be practiced in life?

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
I have a high blood pressure problem. What are general healthy habits to be practiced in life?
Dear, To control & maintan BP 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. You can consult me privately for more medicine treatment and doubts.
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