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Dr. R. K. Shashank

Cardiologist, Chennai

300 at clinic
Dr. R. K. Shashank Cardiologist, Chennai
300 at clinic
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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
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.
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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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Sir I have yellow spots on eyebrows. I consult to local doctor he told me cholesterol problem. Kindly tell me about. What is the treatment procedure.

PGDD, RD, Bachelor of Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Sir I have yellow spots on eyebrows. I consult to local doctor he told me cholesterol problem. Kindly tell me about. ...
Hye. Thank you for your query. You need to understand that these spots have appeared due to hypercholestrolemia. You need to improve your diet to reduce cholesterol levels, maintain weight and reduce unwanted fats in the body. In order to lose weight, fats and cholesterol you must eat sensibly and exercise to burn off calories and fats. Eat as per the body's needs. Food that is not used to fuel the body is stored as fat. A major component of losing fats or cholesterol is to make smarter food choices. Here's how: limit non-nutritious foods, such as: sugar, honey, syrups and candy, pastries, donuts, pies, cakes and cookies, soft drinks, sweetened juices and alcoholic beverages cut down on high-fat foods by: choosing poultry, fish or lean red meat. Choosing low-fat cooking methods, such as baking, broiling, steaming, grilling and boiling. Avoiding high-fat snacks like chips and chocolate. Avoiding fried foods. Using less margarine and mayonnaise. Avoiding high-fat gravies, cream sauces and cream-based dishes. Avoid junk, processed, packaged and proprietary foods. Eat a variety of foods, including: fruit and vegetables, whole grains, breads, cereal, rice and pasta, dairy products, such as low-fat or non-fat milk or yogurt, low-fat cottage cheese and low-fat cheese, protein-rich foods like chicken, fish, dals and legumes, or beans and nuts should be included in your diet. Change your eating habits: eat three balanced meals a day to help control your hunger. Watch portion sizes and eat small servings of a variety of foods. Choose low-calorie snacks. Eat only when you are hungry and stop when you are satisfied. Eat slowly and try not to perform other tasks while eating. Find other activities to distract you from food, such as walking, taking up a hobby or being involved in the community. Include regular exercise in your daily routine. At least 30 minutes of regular exercise is needed to reduce cholesterol levels. Take a glass of water with a teaspoon ginger juice, a pinch of haldi, a teaspoon of lime juice and honey. Take this on waking up and at night after meals.
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Alsi is useful for prevent cholesterol or heart disease? Its not for harmful for body?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Alsi is useful for prevent cholesterol or heart disease? Its not for harmful for body?
Alsi is very useful in controlling blood cholesterol levels thus reducing the risk of heart diease.It i very ueful or our body.Alsi is packed with Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acid alpha- linoleic acid, lignans, proteins and fibres. Alsi is the biggest source of omega-3 fatty acid on earth. . In Alsi, elements of vitamin-‘B’ group, selenium, calcium, magnesium, copper, zinc, potassium, iron, pholates, likopin, lutin, zeaxenthin, etc are present in ample measures
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My mother is experiencing tingling, pricking sensation in chest area. Can you suggest what is happening.

CLINICAL CARDIOLOGY, MD - Consultant Physician
Cardiologist, Surat
My mother is experiencing tingling, pricking sensation in chest area. Can you suggest what is happening.
Hi. Tingling or pricking sensation in chest in not a very common sign of heart problem. But anyways, if it is severe and is something new, then better see a good physician doctor nearby and get an ecg done atleast along with bp pulse checkup etc. Take care.
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Haloooo sir. I wanna ask abt some patients suffering from both high and low blood pressure. If they take medicine for high bp and than bp is low. If medicine is taken for low bp. Than bp is high. Plzzxzxz tell some useful and effective drug that should keep the bp stable for the patients suffering from above disease. N some preventive measures also.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Haloooo sir. I wanna ask abt some patients suffering from both high and low blood pressure. If they take medicine for...
If bp comes to a very low level than it is advisable to stop medication and eat nutritious home made food with adequate fluid intake and take physical rest and keep a record of bp reading at different time of the day.
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I am 19 years old. I suffered from chest pain when I go for run . High in the right side . And stop after I stop running . A little remains full day.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
I am 19 years old. I suffered from chest pain when I go for run . High in the right side . And stop after I stop runn...
I am recommending you an following remedy which will surely help you 1. Take 1 tsp of dried watermelon seeds 2. Add 1 tsp of cuscus powder 3. Crush the mixture 4. Have this once in the morning and the evening 5. Consume for 3-4 weeks Causes: • Obesity • High salt intake • Alcohol consumption • Mental or physical stress This will help with your concern.
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My HDL is 29.0 What am I supposed to do to increase my good cholesterol? Also my SGOT is 63.2 and SGPT is 116.4? Is my liver is damaged?

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
My HDL is 29.0
What am I supposed to do to increase my good cholesterol? Also my SGOT is 63.2 and SGPT is 116.4? Is m...
Usually SGPT is high in people who take alcohol. You can control it by reducing the alcohol content. Also, there are various allopathic drugs which increase the SGPT, you should also avoud that. As for your HDL, whole grains, beans, fatty fish, nuts, etc help in increasing it. You should also avoid sedentary life style and start exercising or atleast walk for 30 minutes. It will help in maintaining all these.
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Sir I have stomach pain problem near heart is this is heart problem or something else.

PGD IN ULTRAASONOGRAPHY, Non invasive cardiology course, MD - Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Narnaul
Sir I have stomach pain problem near heart is this is heart problem or something else.
Dear Lybrate user, it may be due to acidity .heart at this is very rare if not relived by antacids Adv, urine ex complete.
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Me is 50 years and taking Telma AM Bp is. 130/90 pulse 83Also having minor lucanar infact in brain for that taking EcosprinAv also having thelosimia minor hb 9.2 gramsTaking folic acid 5mgs please suggest me feeling restless and forgetful.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Me is 50 years and taking Telma AM Bp is. 130/90 pulse 83Also having minor lucanar infact in brain for that taking Ec...
Myself is a homoeopath and I would like you to take below given homoeopathic medicine with adifference of atleat 1 hour from all allopathic medicine that you take and see the wonderful effects ------------- bacoppa-monneiri 1x (wilmar schwabe india) chew 2 tabs twice daily for 30 days and consult me thereafter--------------------
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Hii My name is Shaikh bilal I am a student and I have a hobby off going to a walk in the morning but since 1week my blood pressure get's up and I feel very uncomfortable so what should I do?

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
Hii My name is Shaikh bilal I am a student and I have a hobby off going to a walk in the morning but since 1week my b...
To control & maintain 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.
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I am 27 years old male. I feel burning in chest most of the time sometimes it causes some cough too. It also affects my hunger I feel hungry but when eat can not eat much due to burning. Please tell me what causes this burning and also please suggest any medicine/method to cure it.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I am 27 years old male. I feel burning in chest most of the time sometimes it causes some cough too. It also affects ...
Dear lybrate user, you are suffering from hyper-acidity, causing chest-burn, obstructing from taking meal. * take, plenty of water to dilute your acid to calm you down, in this regard. Take, easily digestible diet, in time * avoid, junk food, caffeine, alcohol, fried, spicy intake, * take, 4 pcs biscuits with 100 ml of water, two hrly, other than your main meal. *homoeo-medicine* @ robina q, 10 drops, mixed with 2 tsfl of water, thrice a day. @ acid sulph 30-6 pills, thrice a day. Report, wkly, all d best.
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My mother is suffering from sugar and blood pressure problems please advice me what to do to cure this problem?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My mother is suffering from sugar and blood pressure problems please advice me what to do to cure this problem?
Mr Vipul, Diabetes mellitus and hypertension both conditions can only be controlled by appropriate treatment with drugs, die,t exercise.and weight control. There is no cure for these conditions.Treatment has to be for life time. Drug selection and dosage will depend on individual patient, sugar and BP level. Similarly dietary advise also has to be very specific and induvidualised. So you may come in a private conversation with all the details like fasating and Pp sugar levels, HbA1c%, BP reading, dietary pattern, weight and height. There I will be able to give specific advice .
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I have to maintain a good health as my blood pressure is too high please suggest me the good options, how I can maintain good health with normal blood pressure.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I have to maintain a good health as my blood pressure is too high please suggest me the good options, how I can maint...
Hi, Take Rauvolfia 1x, 2 tabs daily morning empty stomach. Drink plenty of liquids and cut down your fat, salt and sugar intake. go for a morning walk daily at least for 30 minutes. Take a sound sleep and try to avoid anger. Home remedies to Control high BP:-1. Bananas are one fruit that people with high blood pressure can eat regularly to control it. Bananas are a rich source of potassium, which lessens the effect of sodium.So, try to eat one or two bananas daily. Along with bananas, you can try dried apricots, raisins, orange juice, spinach, baked sweet potatoes. 2. Eat one or two crushed garlic cloves daily. You can simply crush them with your hands. Crushing garlic cloves creates hydrogen sulfide, a compound that promotes good blood flow, removes gas and reduces the pressure on the heart.If you do not like eating raw garlic or if it causes a burning sensation, then take it along with a cup of milk. You can also mix five or six drops of garlic juice in four teaspoons of water and take it twice a day.
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I'm 22years old, male, I want to make my body better what's should I do? And sometime my mom she is 45 she is physically so week and heart is also very week as well as mine too what's to do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Thane
I'm 22years old, male, I want to make my body better what's should I do? And sometime my mom she is 45 she is physica...
Hi, both of you take this medicine alfagin malt (wheezal) 1tablespoon to be taken twice a day during meals for 1mth revert back this increases resistance power and removes fatigue.
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What is blood pressure? What is high blood pressure (hypertension)? What is low blood pressure (hypotension)? How can we control on blood pressure? What is the main causes of blood pressure? Which parts mainly effected by blood pressure problem?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
What is blood pressure? What is high blood pressure (hypertension)? What is low blood pressure (hypotension)? How can...
Your blood pressure rises with each heartbeat and falls when your heart relaxes between beats. While BP can change from minute to minute with changes in posture, exercise, stress or sleep, it should normally be less than 120/80 mm Hg (less than 120 systolic AND less than 80 diastolic) for an adult age 20 or over.Typically more attention is given to the top number (the systolic blood pressure) as a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease for people over 50 years old. In most people, systolic blood pressure rises steadily with age due to increasing stiffness of large arteries, long-term build-up of plaque, and increased incidence of cardiac and vascular disease.
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Doc recently came to know my dad had block in heart. But the size of the block and no. Of the block results not yet come. He is really frustrated. How serious is this issue? He also had some other problems like diabetes and living with a single kidney. Pls tell me how serious this issue is? I am totally frustrated because of this.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Doc recently came to know my dad had block in heart. But the size of the block and no. Of the block results not yet c...
Dear Lybrateuser, -The degree of block will be known when results come ,depending on it your cardiologist will suggest treatment -the higher the degree of block, the requirement of a pacemaker or bypass surgery increases & the blood supply to the heart becomes better -also he should take care of diabetes & kidney, should have a proper nutritious diet, sufficient fluid intake as advised -do regular exercise without straining too much, also can do yoga & deep breathing exercises for 5-10 min in the morning -keep stress level low, sleep well for 7-8 hrs in the night, take medication on time, get checked up regularly & he will be fine.
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I have chest pains for some time now. I smoke but not that much. What can I do now.

Diploma in Cardiology
Cardiologist, Hyderabad
I have chest pains for some time now. I smoke but not that much. What can I do now.
Mr. Lybrate-user smoking is not good for health first you stop smoking. Now a days even young fellows are getting heart attacks due to smoking and as you are getting frequent chest pain episodes better you go for cardiac check up. Ecg. 2d echo. Fasting lipid profile and chest x ray.
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Im suffering from dry cough for the last 2 week and I have chest pain whenever I cough hard?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Im suffering from dry cough for the last 2 week and I have chest pain whenever I cough hard?
For dry cough I will suggest you to take syp Ascoril-D 2.5 ml and can repeat after a gap of six hours as and when required and For pain take tablet paracetamol 650 mg and Take Cp. Amoxicillin 500 mg twelve hourly one after breakfast and one after dinner for five days.
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I am a 41 year male. I am getting pain in my left breast and shoulder for two to three months. My blood sugar, bp & cholesterol is normal. I exercise a lot as I am a sportsman. What tests should I do to diagnose whether it' is Brest cancer or not?

MBBS
General Physician, Bhubaneswar
Appears to be a musculoskeletal pain. Consult an Orthopaedic surgeon. Mammogram can detect a breast cancer.
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My blood pressure is becoming very high. I am feeling unwell. Please give me some suggestions, not medicine so that I became healthy and well. Thank you.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
My blood pressure is becoming very high. I am feeling unwell. Please give me some suggestions, not medicine so that I...
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.
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Hi Doc My BP is 161/80. My age is 40. What precaution shud I take and how to get it down. Ive not started any medication yet. I also consume alcohol as well. No exercise regime exists with me. Please advise.

MBBS, DMRD, MD - Radio Diagnosis, FIIM(Ayurved), D.SC, Post Doctoral Fellowship of Institute of Indian Medicine, Ph.D
Non-Invasive Conservative Cardiac Care Specialist, Ahmednagar
Hi Doc
My BP is 161/80. My age is 40. What precaution shud I take and how to get it down. Ive not started any medicat...
Dear It seems you are stressed leading to 160 systolic BP. You need stress management, good rest and sleep. Beet root in diet will help. A two time regular meall, no snacking, no sugar tea coffee will help a lot. Pl donot eat between meals. This will show results in 3-6 months. Light exercises, pranayam will help. We can talk details Vm.
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