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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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What is main cause for under chest burning after having food like bad cholesterol and What is cure n precaution to be taken?

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
Endocrinologist, Delhi
What is main cause for under chest burning after having food like bad cholesterol and What is cure n precaution to be...
Hi lybrate user, your question is excellent and interesting. Foods that have got bad cholesterol or you can call them trans-fatty acids require more water for there digestion. Our stomach is like a vessel and it has got limited capacity. Fatty foods attract a lot of liquids and also require a lot of liquids to be drunk after the food taken. Our stomach bloats up because it is overcapacitated with so much of liquid and food. There is regergitation or reflux back of this liquid-food mixture which causes a lot of discomfort in food pipe and chest. Precautions to be taken is that we should take fatty food in moderation, not drink a lot of liquids with this kind of food, not lie down immediately after this kind of food and most importantly try to walk after food.
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Two doctors told different %block in left ventricle need opinion for angioplasty.

MBBS, MD-General Medicine, DM - Cardiology
Cardiologist, Secunderabad
Two doctors told different %block in left ventricle need opinion for angioplasty.
Dear Amrita, it seems you mean blockage on leftside arteries of heart. Its true that percentage of block assesed by visual inspection will vary if you show to different doctors. Its not exact. But whether its signoficant blockage or not can be told. For example 80% or 90% both will require angioplasty. If the block is in 50 to 70% range, or what we call as intermediate lesion, then we do a test called FFR, which will determine if a block needs angioplasty or can be managed medically. I hope your doctors might have explained in details. Thank you.
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My mother is 70yrs and she is having a diabetics after her heart stunt placed 3yrs back. She is feeling very weak these days. Recrntly got checked she is almost under control. She is taking Glimestar 1. Please suggest.

Fellowship in Cardiology, MD, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
My mother is 70yrs and she is having a diabetics after her heart stunt placed 3yrs back. She is  feeling very weak th...
Please do not mix various paths. The reason for her weakness may just be a bout of depression. Talk her out. Let her have good diet. At 70 years she not be prohibited from anything.
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Sir I have pain in legs in behind 2years. I can't put on in front. Than pain in my behind legs. Pain in my back. My bp is low some time. On rain time I pain my back. I am 36 years old.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Sir I have pain in legs in behind 2years. I can't put on in front. Than pain in my behind legs. Pain in my back. My b...
Hello, you can take homoeopathic medicines 1.Ruta 30 ( 4 drops in little water) every morning empty stomach only one dose in a day for a week. 2.Rhus Tox 30 ( 4 drops in little water) thrice a day for a week and revert.
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Good morning doctor. I am 33 years male. I feel so sleepy and lazy all the day and night. I can't concentrate my official work at office, I suddenly got closed my eyes and found myself slept. I go to bed at about 9 to 10 Pm but unable arise early in the morning. BP is 75/110 and pulse rate is normal. It is first time in my life that I can't leave my bed at time. please help me.

PGD IN ULTRAASONOGRAPHY, Non invasive cardiology course, MD - Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Narnaul
Good morning doctor. I am 33 years male. I feel so sleepy and lazy all the day and night. I can't concentrate my offi...
Excessive sleepiness can have serious consequences. You could doze off while waiting at a red light, for example. And not getting good sleep has been associated with high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and weight gain. Routinely taking more than 30 minutes to fall asleep Regularly waking up many times and having trouble falling asleep again Frequent sleepiness during the day, frequent naps, or falling asleep unintentionally or at inappropriate times during the day Loud snoring, gasping, snorting, choking sounds or stopping breathing for short periods during sleep--problems that are usually reported by your spouse or partner Creeping, tingling or crawling feelings in your legs or arms, especially as you're falling asleep Legs or arms jerk often during sleep, often reported by your spouse or partner Waking up with headaches
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I have cholesterol my total cholesterol is 146 what to do for reduce? Please tell me.

MD - Consultant Physician
Cardiologist, Kolkata
I have cholesterol my total cholesterol is 146 what to do for reduce? Please tell me.
Your cholesterol level is within normal. However if you want to prevent it you do exercise and control diet avoid fry, fatty, fast food.
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How can I control on my own mind and heart. ? How can I heart strong some times my full body shake due to heart.

MD - Psychiatry, BHMS
Homeopath, Amravati
How can I control on my own mind and heart. ? How can I heart strong some times my full body shake due to heart.
Get your blood pressure and ecg done. If everything is normal then you might need psychiatrist as symptoms seems to be of panic / anxiety.
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Wht should v do for high blood pressure N wht should v do for our daily headache.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Wht should v do for high blood pressure
N wht should v do for our daily headache.
Few things related to headache so that we can plan the treatment accordingly - if pain is associated with blurred or decreased vision than check your eye sight for refractive error - if the pain is associated with cold and fever than we have to rule out sinusitis as the cause and if the pain is pulsatile in nature and with a throbbing pain usually with an aura than we have to rule out migrane as the cause - if the pain is associated with neck problems than we have to rule out cervical spondylosis as the cause - if the pain is associated with either low or high bp or due to hyperacidity than we have to treat the cause after examination and we have to give medication for high bp.
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I am 76 years old. 5years ago pta stent has placed in blood vein to the heart and I am taking ranozex 5oo; cardio plus, and pinomh20 after breakfast, deplatt cv after lunch and after dinner one tablet ranozex 500 though I am comfortable, should I perform angiogram once more to ascertain whether the stent is in right position and whether there is any blockages elsewhere etc. Plesae advice.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
You should consult your doctor first. I can advise you to take a very good homoeopathic medicine along with. I am sure that this will surely help you in due courses of time diacard ( madaaus lab germany ) 10 drops in 20 ml fresh water twice daily. Report after 2 years.
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Hi. I have daily mild headache in the evening /night along with tiredness. Last week also had weird dizzy/jerky feeling. Bp today was 110/86. Also had perforated eardrum. Please advice what could be the reason. Anything that can improve it.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Hi. I have daily mild headache in the evening /night along with tiredness. Last week also had weird dizzy/jerky feeli...
Apart from taking symptomatic treatment take Tablet folvite 5mg once a day for six months and tablet vitamin D3 60000iu once a week for six months
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Please let us know whether eggs are good even for heart patient or not ? Whether they should eat total egg or they should eat white portion and throw yellow portion of egg ? How much quantity a person can take per day or week if the age of the heart patient is 50 .

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Please let us know whether eggs are good even for heart patient or not ?
Whether they should eat total egg or they sh...
You can have whole egg everyday. Yellow is a good source of proteins and vitamins specially b 12. Eggs do not effect the levels of cholesterol.
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I have fever (37.5) and my heart beat rate is also above 100, between 100 -110, I also have a headache what should I do harshit porwal.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I have fever (37.5) and my heart beat rate is also above 100, between 100 -110, I also have a headache what should I ...
It is not good to have heart beat on the higher side like in your case , increase can be due to fear, fight or flight , face the situation and do not run away , do some simple exercises like walking , athletes have heart beats on the lower side. Get BP & Eyesight checked for headache
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I am suffering from pain below my heart. About a year ago in a accident I suffered that. Regularly it pains and I am getting scary about it.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am suffering from pain below my heart. About a year ago in a accident I suffered that. Regularly it pains and I am ...
Dear lybrateuser, - Do hot fomentation three times a day - do not exert, bend, lift weights, exercise till pain reduces - take pain killer tablet if pain is more - apply pain killer gel three times a day on affected area - do an x- ray chest to rule out any chronic problem, bony or soft tissue in the area, consult a doctor.
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Hello sir I have a problem in my heart suddenly my heart beat became faster and nervousness please suggest what to do.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Hello sir I have a problem in my heart suddenly my heart beat became faster and nervousness
please suggest what to do.
You are still a growing up teenager. If worried for heart, get basic tests done like ecg, echo, stress test and blood tests for sugar and total lipids.
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I suffered a heart attack on 11 Dec 2013 and diagnosed with single vessel disease. Now i am under strict medication and take vegetable food. I take 2 or 4 eggs in a month and no milk or milk products or non vegs. My lipid profile is well within the middle range but HDL is 35. Should I avoid milks and non vegs continuously.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I suffered a heart attack on 11 Dec 2013 and diagnosed with single vessel disease. Now i am under strict medication a...
You can have toned milk and one egg per day plus a spoon of pure ghee/butter + katori of assorted nuts to boost good cholesterol.
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In my heart small pain on the left side. Is a heart attack? I'm chain smoker. And then breathing is more difficult. What can I do?

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
In my heart small pain on the left side. Is a heart attack? I'm chain smoker. And then breathing is more difficult. W...
At 22, even if this is not heart pain now, chances of getting it in future are more because of smoking. Time to give up smoking, smoke is ruining your lung & heart health.
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I have low blood pressure most of the time. A chemist suggested me to take haemoglobin test. My haemoglobin came 9.6. I want to know is this the reason for my low bp and what should I do to increase my haemoglobin as well as bp.

CLINICAL CARDIOLOGY, MD - Consultant Physician
Cardiologist, Surat
I have low blood pressure most of the time. A chemist suggested me to take haemoglobin test. My haemoglobin came 9.6....
Hi. If you become unconscious or feel dizzy, then it is low bp problem. Otherwise, just bp in lower range with no above said problems, then that bp is considered normal. Infact the lower the bp, the better it is. You need to eat fruits, green vegetable and all healthy things to get your hemoglobin up. Take care.
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He is very fat any diabetic. How to prevent the diabetic and burn his cholesterol without effecting his present body.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
He is very fat any diabetic. How to prevent the diabetic and burn his cholesterol without effecting his present body.
1. Do regular exercise 2. Reduce weight 3. Control diet, restricted salt intake 4. Patient should take a) high protein, low carbohydrate diet, b) should take 6-7 small meals rather than 3 big meals, c) avoid sweets, sugar, fried food, fast food like pizza/burger/cookies, d) maida biscuits. Oily, fatty, excess calorie, saturated fat and cholesterol rich diet, e) take high fiber diet like whole grain rice, multigrain chapati/bread, green leafy vegetables/fruits 5. Adhere to a strict diabetic diet by consulting dietitian 6. Monitor your fasting, pp blood sugar 3 monthly and hba1c six monthly 7. Consult diabetologist/physician for advice and treatment
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