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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
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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No.5/105, Defence Colony Road, St Thomas Mount. Landmark: Near Cantonment Kalyana Mandapam & Mutt Road, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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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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How to control depression and blood pressure (now 170) pl take an immediate action.

PhD, Human Energy Fields, Diploma in PIP, EFI, Aura scanning for Health evaluation; Energy field assessment, Fellowship Cardiac Rehabilitation, Cardiac Rehabilitation, MD (Ayur - Mind Body Med), Mind Body Medicine
Non-Invasive Conservative Cardiac Care Specialist, Pune
How to control depression and blood pressure (now 170) pl take an immediate action.
Doing regular exercise which will make you sweat is a wonderful and healthy manner to get rid of depression. Along with overcoming depression, you will find your BP coming under control, your personality improving, your digestion and sleep improving. And all this without depending on any medicines. Wish you a happy prosperous and healthy Diwali.
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I am 23 year old and I am having pain in the mid chest .the pain is not continuous but it is very high. What should I do and whom to contact.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am 23 year old and I am having pain in the mid chest .the pain is not continuous but it is very high. What should I...
For pain take tablet paracetamol 650 mg eight hourly and Get your vital parameters of the body checked from a nearby doctor and follow up with findings
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Hello Doctor, I am taking cardace 10, Nicardia Retard 20 Mg, CTD 6 .25 mg and Rozavel 5 MG tablet since 2 years for BP treatment but not much improvement in my blood pressure. Please suggest what should I do?

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Cardiology, Interventional Fellow- Interventional Cardiology
Cardiologist, Hyderabad
Hello Doctor, I am taking cardace 10, Nicardia Retard 20 Mg, CTD 6 .25 mg and Rozavel 5 MG tablet since 2 years for B...
Here are few causes of uncontrolled BP while being on multiple medicines: 1. Salt intake more than recommended 2. Excessive weight/obesity 3. Obstructive sleep apnea (related to snoring) 4. Poor quality medicine 5. Faulty BP machine giving wrong reading 6. Issues related to other organs like kidney, thyroid, adrenal gland etc. 7. Significant psychological stress 8. Taking lots of pain killers .and many others See if you can address all of these. You may need to see a cardiologist if your BP still is high. Take care.
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I am 21 yr male. I m student. I always in tension and due to this I think my heart beat fas t. What I will do.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am 21 yr male. I m student. I always in tension and due to this I think my heart beat fas t. What I will do.
Your heart beat is fast due to anxiety and tension. Reduce your anxiety. Check your Bp and consult doctor
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Everything You Need To Know About Heart Pacemaker

FSCAI (Int Card), FACC (Card), FACP (Int Medicine), MBBS
Cardiologist, Delhi
Everything You Need To Know About Heart Pacemaker

If you had to choose between living a life of restrictions and a life of freedom, you'd choose the latter right? This is a decision most patients have to take when diagnosed with heart disease. However, thanks to medical advancements such as the pacemaker, they get to choose a life of freedom too, just like you.

In simple terms, a pacemaker is a tiny device helps people with irregular heart rhythms to quite effectively, maintain the 'pace' of their normal lifestyle. It is best suited for patients suffering from arrhythmias or the abnormal beating of the heart and heart block as well. As a matter of fact, for many people who have had a pacemaker fitted, things such as fainting, dizziness and other undesirable symptoms which have been known to be part and parcel of arrhythmias have become a thing of the past.

How it Works?

A pacemaker provides for the regular beating of the heart by providing electrical impulses which have a low intensity to the heart so as to induce it to beat in a normal manner. It is a small device which is composed of a battery whose energy works to power a computerized generator and a small albeit intricate system of wires attached to sensors, which are alternatively known as electrodes which observe the functioning of the heart.

For those who are planning to have a pacemaker implanted, it would be reassuring to know that there is a lot of due diligence which is a part of installing a pacemaker. The minor surgery which is required for it to be installed is completed in the span of a few hours.

It is to be noted that even after the installation is complete, a patient will have a day or so spent under the careful and watchful observation of the doctor and nurses so as to make sure that the pacemaker is functioning all but perfectly.

Post Op. Care:

There is a short period of recovery following which a person can resume his or her normal activities. But just as the pacemaker goes a long way in making its wearer's life easier, the wearer has a few responsibilities but there needs to be minimal concern with respect to its maintenance.

The batteries of pacemakers last about six to seven years, and for some pacemakers which are not that active, the battery need not be replaced till about fifteen years after the date of implantation.

Another precaution patients with patients need to take is that they stay out of zones of high magnetic energy, especially for sustained periods.

Besides these minor safety measures there are tremendous benefits of installing a pacemaker. It is truly life changing in every sense of the term. It helps you live life with a dose of renewed vigour, allowing you to indulge without regret!

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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My sister pulse is getting high and when we have checked bp it's showing normal around 130/80 So what to do as sometimes pulse rate is going around 100+.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My sister pulse is getting high and when we have checked bp it's showing normal around 130/80
So what to do as someti...
Get her 2DECHO done and if left ventricular hypertrophy is present than we will have to plan for medication
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My dad is 46 years old and he has both blood pressure and diabetes. He is 94 kgs and he is having trouble with these lately. Pls tell how he must control his bp and diabetes.

BHMS, MD - Alternate Medicine
Homeopath, Nagpur
My dad is 46 years old and he has both blood pressure and diabetes. He is 94 kgs and he is having trouble with these ...
Usually the diabetes has more of a insulin resistance than actual insulin deficiency. But if you are requiring insulin that means their may be additional pancreatic failure. Stress factors can also increase sugar level, obesity, irregular lifestyle and some medicine. But you can also see that your sugar levels are still not controlled. So here again insulin resistance has to be worked out. In our practice we have seen this kind of problems responding very quickly if you start homoeopathic medicines in addition to your existing medication. Have you understand why you have got such cardiac pathology. Is their any family history, if not then their must be some gross errors in lifestyle like smoking, alcohol, stress or failure to cope up with normal stress. So we can give you a complete regime for cardiac arrest which include diet, lifestyle and yoga. In homoeopathy we give constitutional medications which controls a persons blood pressure in a better way by working on psycho-neuro-endocrinal axis, along with holistic approach in terms of lifestyle modification, yoga and meditation.
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Hi, Recently I have taken blood test in that I have seen some of my reports are little bit high, TOTAL CHOLESTEROL PHOTOMETRY 204 mg/dl 125-200 HDL CHOLESTEROL - DIRECT PHOTOMETRY 34 mg/dl 35-80 LDL CHOLESTEROL - DIRECT PHOTOMETRY 127 mg/dl 85-130 TRIGLYCERIDES PHOTOMETRY 266 mg/dl 25-200 TC/ HDL CHOLESTEROL RATIO CALCULATED 6 Ratio 3 - 5 LDL / HDL RATIO CALCULATED 3.8 Ratio 1.5-3.5 VLDL CHOLESTEROL CALCULATED 53.2 mg/dl 5 - 40 NON-HDL CHOLESTEROL CALCULATED 170.1 mg/dl < 160 could you please suggest how should I take care of these things. Regards, Vinod.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Kangra
Hi, Recently I have taken blood test in that I have seen some of my reports are little bit high, TOTAL CHOLESTEROL PH...
Dear user This report does not indicate any thing serious but yes it us alarming to make changes to your duet and life style. You triglicerides are little high than normal level. Yu are requested to stop fried food stuff reheated sweets. Go for a walk daily. Cpnsule more fruits and vegetables. Sleep 6-8 hours .Don't awake till late night For specific diet plan you have send more detail on your diet and life style and about your symptoms. Consult Me on Lybrate .com Regards.
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My hubby's cholesterol is 249 should v consult a doctor immediately or just lifestyle changes will help lower his cholesterol.

MD - Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Diploma in Yog and Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
My hubby's cholesterol is 249 should v consult a doctor immediately or just lifestyle changes will help lower his cho...
Dear Lybrate user, 249 is value of cholesterol which indiacates a treatment plan and lifestyle modifications is required. please understand whats a cholesterol and of its types. Cholesterol is a fatty substance that occurs naturally in the body. It performs several vital functions. It is needed to make the walls surrounding the body's cells and is the basic material that is converted to certain hormones. Your body makes all the cholesterol you need. You need only a small amount of fat in your diet to make enough cholesterol to stay healthy. The fat and cholesterol you eat are absorbed in the intestine and transported to the liver. The liver converts fat into cholesterol, and releases cholesterol into the bloodstream. There are two main types of cholesterol: low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (the "bad" cholesterol) and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol (the "good" cholesterol). High levels of LDL cholesterol are linked to atherosclerosis, which is the accumulation of cholesterol-rich fatty deposits in arteries. This can cause arteries to narrow or become blocked, slowing or stopping the flow of blood to vital organs, especially the heart and brain. Atherosclerosis affecting the heart is called coronary artery disease, and it can cause a heart attack. When atherosclerosis blocks arteries that supply blood to the brain, it can cause a stroke. Symptoms Most people with high cholesterol don't have any symptoms until cholesterol-related atherosclerosis causes significant narrowing of the arteries leading to their hearts or brains. The result can be heart-related chest pain (angina) or other symptoms of coronary artery disease, as well as symptoms of decreased blood supply to the brain (transient ischemic attacks or stroke). For treatment part, You must avoid excessive tea/ coffee (more than two cups). Avoid any of habits of smoking, drinking, tobacco/pan masala chewing. Start regular exercise for half hour. Take proportionate vegetarian diet (avoid cheese, paneer, butter). We achieved great success in treating patients of increased cholesterol with ayurvedic medication. Start with these basic medicines, and consult us as early as possible. 1) medohar guggulu500 mg twice day 2) prabhakar vati500 mg twice day 3) arogyavardhini vati500 mg twice day please remember, if any of your parents or siblings with history of heart disease, diabetes, obesity then consider it as alarm and do lifestyle modifications asap. Hope this answers your query. Feel free to consult us for any further questions and treatment guidelines. Thank you.
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