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Dr. R. K. Shashank

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
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Dr. R. K. Shashank is an experienced Cardiologist in Cantonment, Chennai. You can meet Dr. R. K. Shashank personally at St Thomas Hospital in Cantonment, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. R. K. Shashank on Lybrate.com.

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No.5/105, Defence Colony Road, St Thomas Mount. Landmark: Near Cantonment Kalyana Mandapam & Mutt Road, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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I have diabetes and BP (140/90). I'm 60 years old. Please suggest a diet plan and also tell me what should my fasting sugar number show.

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Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
I have diabetes and BP (140/90). I'm 60 years old. Please suggest a diet plan and also tell me what should my fasting...
Guidelines for a Healthy Diabetic diet& B. P There is no common diet that works for everyone. Nor is there any particular diet that works perfectly for any diabetic over a long period of time. While planning to control diabetes naturally, we should adhere to certain important factors such as: Increase fibre in your diet, preferably up to 25-30 gms per day. You can do this easily by eating whole grains, whole pulses, nuts, seeds, fruits and vegetables. You can also take one tablespoon of isabgol daily to increase fibre intake To help control your blood sugar level, eat about the same amount of carbohydrates every day, spaced throughout the day. If you eat more or less carbohydrates than usual at a given meal or from day to day, your blood sugar level may fluctuate every day and also through the day. Instead of 3 heavy meals, you should go for 4-5 small mid intervals. Avoid refined foods like white rice, maida, dessert, soft drinks, chocolates, sugar and foods rich in fat. Consume a variety of fresh fruit and green vegetables, at least 5-6 exchanges per day. Eat some sprouts every day. They are rich in protein, calcium and nutrients that help increase immunity and balance blood sugar. If you have diabetes, you're at increased risk of heart disease and stroke. That's because diabetes can accelerate the development of clogged and hardened arteries. Get no more than 5-7 percent of your daily calories from saturated fat, and try to avoid trans-fat completely. Try to limit your consumption of fats to mono-unsaturated fats — such as olive oil or canola oil Stress produces a hormone cortisol which can slow down your immune system. Stress triggers free radical damage and can upset blood sugar levels. Adopt relaxation techniques like meditation, yoga, listening to music or taking a short holiday. Take some antioxidants like vitamin A, C, E and selenium. Certain minerals like zinc, chromium, selenium and magnesium help to control blood sugar imbalances. Certain herbs available in pharmacies are especially good in controlling diabetes. `Karneem’ made from karela is one such herb. A syrup made from “jamun” known as “jambukasav” is another such herb which help to control blood sugar. Exercise regularly for 30-40 minutes every day. Related Article: How to Manage Diabetes in Elderly People A typical diabetic meal plan would be: - Breakfast 1 cup green tea 1 tsp methi seed powder 2 tbsp. Roasted oat bran or wheat flakes with 100 ml skim milk/ dalia 1 apple or a bowl of papaya 5-6 almonds Lunch 2 slices of whole wheat bread or bran chappaties 2 cups cooked vegetables & 1 cup curd Salad (tomatoes, cucumber, cabbage, onion, mix sprouts) Tea 1 vegetable juice (dudhi+ mint) 2-3 wheat biscuits or popcorn or a handful of roasted chana. Dinner Clean vegetable soup, Soya chunks 1 bowl rajhma or kabuli channa 2 cups cooked green vegetables/ Fish (100 gms- grilled or steamed) twice a week 2 slices of whole wheat bread or 2 jowar chapattis Follow this diet for the next two weeks. If you are suffering from any medical problems or are under any medications, then please consult your family physician before starting any diet.
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My cholesterol is 191. And LDL is 99 and HDL is 44, TG is 241, NON HDL 147, Chol/HDL is 4.3. How is my cholesterol condition. What care should I take to be healthy.

M. B. B. S. M. S,. M. Ch.FRCS
Cardiologist, Chennai
My cholesterol is 191. And LDL is 99 and HDL is 44, TG is 241, NON HDL 147, Chol/HDL is 4.3. How is my cholesterol co...
Titsl cholesterol is 199. It is nice to have it as 150. Other ldl hdl is o. K plenty of vegetable and fruits. Exercise. No smoking.
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About 6 months ago 1 was moving a quantity of asbestos sheets without any protection, and that night I coughed a lot and felt irritation on my chest. This has persisted ever since. I would appreciate it if you could advise me what to do.

General Physician, Hyderabad
About 6 months ago 1 was moving a quantity of asbestos sheets without any protection, and that night I coughed a lot ...
when exposed to asbestos ,asbestos fibers accumulate in the lungs and cause scarring and inflammation. it can lead to may conditions like 1.Asbestosis 2.pleural plaques 3.lung cancer 4.mesothelioma 5.bladder cancer so please get regular check up with the doctor near you .Take care .
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I have a high blood pressure. My doc has advised me to take amlokind at and I am taking it. Now my blood pressure 128/95. I need a advice that should I continue with tablets or can I stop. And what all precautions should I take.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Cardiology, Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS - Physician )
Cardiologist, Delhi
I have a high blood pressure. My doc has advised me to take amlokind at and I am taking it. Now my blood pressure 128...
If it is in normal range. You can hold it for a couple of days, and check your BP, if BP still remains normals hen you can stop. If it increases consult your treating doctors. For precautions- start brisk walking daily for 40-45 mins, Eat a healthy diet, avoid high salted foods like namkeens, papad, pickles etc, quit smoking, decrease the amount of caffeine you take.
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I have danced on ground so dust suck by me, I'm feeling little bit pain in chest what I should do?

MBBS, AFIH, PGDMLS, MD-HRM, MD-HM
General Physician, Gurgaon
I have danced on ground so dust suck by me, I'm feeling little bit pain in chest what I should do?
Steam inhalation for at least 4 to 5 minutes and take it for at least two to three times a day start syrup honitus 4 tsf twice a day.
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Hello, My Age is 26 and I am smokers since last 5 years and having at least 4-5 cigarette in a day. Sometimes i get pain in my left side of the stomach and near to heart . So will it causing any problem in future. Thanks

Doctor of Homeopathic Medicine (H.M.D.), B.H.M.S
Homeopath,
Hello , Smoking definitely is not good for health. It may lead to lung and heart diseases in the future. You need to stop it asap. So far as your pain is concerned, you need to be more specific with regards it's character, frequency, associated symptoms. Also, your current diet pattern. It could be gastric in origin and smoking may be responsible for it
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Iam 22 old male iam suffering from upper left pain. What causes of pain. This pain is heart attack related or not not pain in heart. But heart muscle pain is formed please tell me the heart attack which age?

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Ayurveda, Kolkata
Iam 22 old male iam suffering from upper left pain. What causes of pain. This pain is heart attack related or not not...
Heart attack never depend on age only but life style, somebody gets in early age and some one even better at 80 also. Do not worry, first take care your digestive system in in right way or not. Please details your food habit and life style.
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My hearts starts breathing fast automatically for 10 to, 15 seconds because of which my lungs stop working for 5 to 8 seconds.

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General Physician, Trivandrum
My hearts starts breathing fast automatically for 10 to, 15 seconds because of which my lungs stop working for 5 to 8...
It seems to be an attack of anxiety that you are experiencing. Tips to reduce anxiety and stress 1. Sleep well and regular. Irregular sleep can have some serious consequences. It affects both our physical health and also contributes to anxiety and stress. Anxiety as such also leads to disruptions in sleep. When feeling anxious, always try to get a full 7 to 9 hours of uninterrupted sleep and it can work wonders to improve your condition. 2. Always keep smiling. Take a quick break in between your hectic work to get some laughs with your friends. Laughter can reduce depression and anxiety and has proven benefits. 3. Tidy up your living space or workspace. Keep your things clean and clutter-free. That helps us think clear and thus reducing levels of anxiety. 4. Say thank you often. Expressing your thanks for something helps reduce anxiety. 5. Eat smart. Eating more of foods which are rich in vitamin b and omega-3 fatty acids and also healthy whole grain carbs. Vitamin b contributes to good mental health. While omega 3 fatty acids help with both depression and anxiety. Whole grain foods boost serotonin and helps us remain poised. Eating high-sugar content food and processed foods can increase levels of anxiety. 6. Learn to breathe well and relax. Short, shallow breaths arise when you are tensed. So consciously breathing deeply, plus increasing the duration and depth of breathing helps relax the body and mind to a great extent. 7. Meditate. Meditation has so many positive effects on stress, mood, and anxiety. Club meditation with positive thinking to improve your general well-being and overall health. Yoga is also very effective to take off stress from the body and mind by deep relaxation and breathing techniques. 8. Chill and be silent. Reduce the noise and clutter talk that contributes to anxiety. Find time for yourself and be alone to muse upon your own matters without anyone disturbing you. 9. Worry. Yes, we can cause ourselves to freak out, but only for a certain amount of time. When something weighs heavily on your mind, or you believe something terrible is most definitely going to occur, commit to only creating that worry for 20 minutes. Think of all the possible outcomes of the scenario, figure out some game plans, and then quit thinking about it after 20 minutes go by. Have a friend call after the allotted time has passed to avoid the temptation of going over the time limit. Or schedule some of that playtime right afterward. 10. Plan for the future but do not worry about it. Make time tables and to-do lists so that you will not be worried about finishing stuff and so that you can increase your productivity. 11. Be positive. When you feel anxious, train your mind to think and feel positive and give reinforcement to yourself that you can handle any situation. This will significantly reduce your stress and anxiety symptoms. 12. Smell relaxing stuff. Go out to your garden. Smell a fresh rose. Take a deep breathe and allow the relaxation to course through your whole body. You can also use relaxing aroma therapy and use it indoors. 13. Go out and spend time with your friends and family. Spend time with your pets social support reduces anxiety and stress to such a great extent that it is almost always bearable. So next time you get on your nerves, go out with your friends, chat with them, watch a movie, spend some time watching the waves in the beach with your partner, talk to your siblings. If you have tried all these and still have problems, please consult me for prescription medication.
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How to control uric acid and high blood pressure. Lots of medicine has been failed so far. please reply what to do?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
How to control uric acid and high blood pressure. Lots of medicine has been failed so far. please reply what to do?
you can give her tab. zyloric 100mg once a day. tab. bencid 500mg once a day after meal. tab. naprosyn 500 mg . cap. ecosprin gold-10 once at night avoid protein diet,fat meal,tea,coffee, take whole grain foods,plenty of water. i m sure it will give relief to you.
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