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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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My chest is always pain l am consult to many doctors but im not satisfies for treatments.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
My chest is always pain l am consult to many doctors but im not satisfies for treatments.
1. For your age pain chest could be due to anxiety, stress, depression, physical and mental strain, hyper acidity, muscular problem 2. Avoid stress and strain 3. Do regular exercise, reduce your weight if over weight. 4. Control your diet. Avoid oily/spicy/fried and junk food, high calorie and cholesterol rich diet. Take small frequent meals (5-6 meals/day instead of three heavy meals. If you have hyper acidity take one tablet of pan 40 in the morning before breakfast daily for few days 5. Do yoga, meditation, deep breathing exercise like pranayama etc. It will calm your mind, control your emotion and relieve stress. 6. Have sound sleep for 7-8 hours daily. 7. Avoid smoking, alcohol, excess tea/coffee, if you are having 8. Drink plenty of water and take rest 9. Take paracetamol 500mg one tablet sos after food up to a maximum of three tablets per day at the time of chest pain 10. If you have recurrent attack of chest pain check your bp, take ecg and consult cardiologist 11. Consult me for further advice.
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5 Healthy Heart Cues: V-Day Special

MD - Consultant Physician, MBBS
Cardiologist, Ludhiana
5 Healthy Heart Cues: V-Day Special
Research has shown that over more than 78 per cent of men between 30 and 34 in urban India, run the risk of a heart attack and their hearts are ageing faster than their real age.
Following Simple Healthy Heart Ways can help you keep heart disease at bay:

1. Drink at least 8-12 glasses of water a day, depending on your body weight.
2. Get your fill of essential fatty acids - raw nuts and/or seeds are a good source of Omega-3 and Omega-6. These are essential because humans can’t manufacture them within the body.
3. Eat high-quality proteins. Seafood, eggs, beans, chicken, mutton etc are excellent sources. Vegetarians can and obtain Proteins from grains, sprouted grains, raw nuts and raw seeds esp. soya.
4. Walk at least 30 minutes every day. Exercise is good, but walking is amazing.
5. Keep body weight, blood pressure, blood sugar and lipids under control.

However, if you are already facing heart problem, consider non-invasive and non-surgical treatments such as Artery Clearance Therapy (ACT) / Chelation therapy and External Counter Pulsation (ECP) options, before stents or bypass surgery.

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I am 62 years old. I am having CHEST BURNING for the last many months. What medication need to be taken? What precautions to be followed? I am having problem of high BP which remains under control by having S-AMLODIPINE 2.5 mg daily. Does this problem have any bad affect on heart?

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I am 62 years old. I am having CHEST BURNING for the last many months. What medication need to be taken? What precaut...
Take pranacharya aceno syrup 2-2 tsf twice a day. Take pranacharya aceno capsule 1-1 twice a day. And avipattikar churna 1-1 gm with warm water.
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Hi madam, my wife is 28 weeks pregnant, she had high blood pressure due to that we admitted in boring hospital , doctors are saying due to high bp a sufficient blood is not passing to the baby, they are saying baby is weak due to less amount of blood , we have to deliver the baby now only or else it will be problem for both mother and baby, even though if we deliver we can't save baby , I don't know what to do, pls suggest me I want to save both baby and the mother pls reply me soon pls pls.

MBBS, PG Diploma In Clinical Cosmetology (PGDCC)
Cardiologist, Purba
Hi madam, my wife is 28 weeks pregnant, she had high blood pressure due to that we admitted in boring hospital , doct...
If severe high bp it is dangerous for mother and baby the doctors do the best to save and if proper facilities not avilable locally take her to a good hospital with better facility with neonatal care where the premature baby can be taken care of.
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My heart starts beating fast sometimes when i m going to bed.Is it due to Gas or cholesterol?

Homeopath, Kurnool
Take carbo veg. 30 it works like tonic for gastric derangements and acidity. Take constitutional treatment in homeopathy. Your problem will be solved.
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Hi, my mom has a dilated cardimyopathy from last 3 years (diagnosed by a certified doctor). Her heart functioning is 15%. She has thyroid problem. Please suggest any ayurvedic treatment which can grow her heart muscle power ?

Diploma in Family Medicine, Fellowship in Diabetology, Diploma in Diabetology, FCCP, MBBS
General Physician,
Hi, my mom has a dilated cardimyopathy from last 3 years (diagnosed by a certified doctor). Her heart functioning is ...
1 I am an allopathy doctor 2. Nothing aggressive treatment available for cardiomyopathy 3. Only heart transplantation possible - - that to success rate cannot be assured 4.15% heart functioning --- she has to continue her medication regularly as much as possible.
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If neurobion forte/ Revital can be used daily as a supplement for Vitamin D3/Folic Acid deficiency. A recent report of mine showing the same to be deficient with very high LDL cholesterol/Lipo-proteins. Please suggest.

BSc - Food Science & Nutrition, PGD in Sports Nutrition and Dietitics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
If neurobion forte/ Revital can be used daily as a supplement for Vitamin D3/Folic Acid deficiency. A recent report o...
Hello, first and foremost reduce your cholesterol levels by reducing your weight and exercising regularly. Multivitamin supplements should not be without recommendations,as few of them can aggrevate heart related issues,especially calcium supplements.
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Good morning sir, I am 50 years old diabetic since 2012 april. But without medicine just with regular brisk waking for 6, kms a day my post meal blood sugar is 180 so with your kind permission may I take just 30 ml of RUM twice a, week if you say then only I will consume it or I won't I am hypertensive also but it is, well controlled with Telma 40 H .sir please guide me.

Certification in Diabetes Educators Program, Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Good morning sir, I am 50 years old diabetic since 2012 april. But without medicine just with regular brisk waking fo...
Alcohol consumption is absolutely not recommended when one is diabetic. But of course once in a while it is fine. Rum by itself does not contain sugar but if taken with coke can be hazardous to a diabetic. It has 38 to 60 % alcohol and alcohol is empty calories.
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My sister suffers from low blood pressure all the time her bp is as low as 50/80 or even lower than 50 at times say 49. She has severe exhaustion and headache because if the same .please advice what needs to be done. Are there any tests which need to be done. Had got all her routine test done 2 months back n they were all ok.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
My sister suffers from low blood pressure all the time her bp is as low as 50/80 or even lower than 50 at times say 4...
1. Drink plenty of water/ nimbu pani/electral powder with water 2. Increase salt intake 3. Take plenty of fresh green leafy vegetables, fruits. Fish, chicken etc 4. Avoid alcohol 5, go for regular exercise 6. Drink tea/ coffee 7. Avoid prolonged standing 8. Avoid stress, anxiety, depression 9. Take. Adequate rest and have 7-8 hours of sound sleep in the night 10. Do yoga, meditation and deep breathing exercise to calm your mind, control your emotion and relieve stress 11. Check your hemoglobin, monitor bp and consult physician for advice and treatment.
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I am experiencing poking pain on the heart side of chest. During sleep at nights I also feel head is over burdened.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am experiencing poking pain on the heart side of chest. During sleep at nights I also feel head is over burdened.
Dear Lybrateuser, -Chest pain at your age could be due to hyperacidity, stress, anxiety or sedentary habit -avoid spicy, fried & junk food, have fresh homemade food, do not skip meals, keep your meal timings fixed, have 4-5 small meals including snacks rather than 3 large meals, have dinner 2-3 hrs before bedtime, do not lye down immediately after meals -have 7-8 glasses of water per day for proper digestion -take syrup Gelusil, 2 teaspoonful 20 min after every meal -do regular exercises like walking, jogging, swimming for 30 min, also do yoga & deep breathing exercises for 5-10 min in the morning to relieve stress & for good blood circulation -keep yourself relaxed as getting excited can lead to pain -also get your BP checked up, if not much relief then have to do investigations & consult a doctor.
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From last many years I am facing chest congestion. What can I do? And this is very frequent.

M.Ch. CVTS
Cardiologist, Ahmedabad
From last many years I am facing chest congestion. What can I do? And this is very frequent.
You should consult a chest physician or pulmonologist. He will examine you get some test done like an x ray, some blood tests etc and then we can advise some treatment.
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I am 31 years old. My latest cholesterol levels are. Total cholesterol is 161. Hdl cholesterol value is 28. Ldl cholesterol is 84. Vldl cholesterol is 49. Triglycerides level is 245. Chol/hdl ratio value is 5.7. These are my latest cholesterol values observed. So please provide me suggestion.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 31 years old. My latest cholesterol levels are. Total cholesterol is 161. Hdl cholesterol value is 28. Ldl chole...
high 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. Avoid fast foods,oily foods,junk foods,alcohol,smoking,fatty foods, non-veg.,avoid stress, take green veg., whole grain. Take anti cholesterol medicines .
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Why do I have constant fear of heart attack? In morning I feel alot stressed and anxious but as the day progresses it eases abit and at night again it strikes back. I get anxious because of the physical symptoms I get throughout the day. I am fine and suddenly I get anxious about the symptoms I get.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Why do I have constant fear of heart attack? In morning I feel alot stressed and anxious but as the day progresses it...
Dear lybrateuser, -At your age you should not feel anxious & worried about your heart -do regular meditation ,deep breathing & yoga in the morning, you can alternate these on different days, also very useful is to do aerobic exercises like brisk walking, jogging, swimming,do these on three days & do weight lifting exercises on other two days -along with the above routine have a healthy & nutritious diet so that you will feel stronger & more confident & thereby remove your fear & anxiety -distress by listening to music, following a hobby, keep a pet.
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My son aged 24 years has higher palpitations & has normal B P, please Let me know the cause & treatment.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Greater Noida
My son aged 24 years has higher palpitations & has normal B P, please Let me know the cause & treatment.
Yes, we have very good ayurvedic treatment. Go for ecg and share report in private consultation. Regards,
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My age is 25 and I have high blood pressure taking medicine "amlip 5" regularly since 1.5 year. And it is our family heredity. What is d reason behind high bp? It can be completely cure?

Diploma in Acupuncture therapy
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Hyderabad
My age is 25 and I have high blood pressure taking medicine "amlip 5" regularly since 1.5 year. And it is our family ...
Yes, completely cure, but you must do meditation, pranayama and physical excrcises of one of the best method of SWAISO excercise which is in available in Google search.
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I am 55 years old I am suffering from hypertension since last 25 years. What should I do.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
I am 55 years old I am suffering from hypertension since last 25 years. What should I do.
in ayurveda there is mention panchakarma treatment ..... panchakarma means five procedure for detoxification of body in this five procedure for blood pressure you should do BASTI AND SHIRODHARA treatment .....you will get good result so consult good ayurvedic doctors
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I have diabetes type 2. I have chest pain sometimes. My cardiologist says it's due to stress. He says I have anxiety as well. Earlier he had prescribed Fluanxol for me. Now he gave Rexipra Fx. But after taking it I experienced that my brain has become total calm n not alert as it used to be before. So I have stopped taking Rexipra Fx and have continued with Fluanxol. Hope this is right. Also please tell me is Fluanxol useful on stress? Thank you very much.

MBBS, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
I have diabetes type 2. I have chest pain sometimes. My cardiologist says it's due to stress. He says I have anxiety ...
Yes fluonxol is anti anxiety drug but even it is not prefferred much for long term therapy. Rexipra is also not advisable for long term therapy. Imo you should try other stress minimizing therapies like yoga, meditation etc for long term.
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Dear sir, My question is that my complete family is suffering from vit d deficiency and bad cholesterol problem and they did not have time for physical activity. What should be done in this case? Please help .

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
Dear sir, My question is that my complete family is suffering from vit d deficiency and bad cholesterol problem and t...
good source of vitamin d is early morning sunlight and for bad cholesterol regulate your dietary fat intake. bring a cycle so that all the family member can do cycling on the house itself.
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I want to improve my heart health so can you tell me how to make heart stronger naturally.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
I want to improve my heart health so can you tell me how to make heart stronger naturally.
Hi, Please follow these tips: - Avoid sedentary life style and be active. - Do not put on weight - Use heart friendly cooking oil like rice bran oil, olive oil, etc - Avoid mental tension and worries. - Work out everyday (yoga or gym) or walk for 1 hour daily. -Avoid excessive intake of sweets, oil fried food, excessive intake of carbohydrates. - Take high fibre diet.
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I am 51 yrs old, suffering from acute cardiomyopathy, I am non diabetic, non hypertensive, non obesity, not any family history, what should I do? I did not take any medicine.

MD, MCH, BHMS
Homeopath, Pune
Go for homeopathic treatment take golddrop of sbl regulrly. It will prevents furthur attacks and hav no sideeffcts.
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