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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 has an excellent community of Cardiologists in India. You will find Cardiologists with more than 38 years of experience on You can find Cardiologists online in Chennai and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


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I have no blood pressure problem but doctor prescribed me lona salt but it is not available in market so what should I do.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
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 think my heart beet more faster than as usual do earlier what I should do. Is their any problem regarding this.

General Physician, Gurgaon
his may be due to 1. Severe anxiety 2. Medical problem like Thyroid disorder get your following test done and review with reports 1. CBC 2. Thyroid function test(fasting)
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I have developed a mild pain in chest region since a week. I smoke about 7 to 8 cigarettes a day since 2 years. So I am thinking of quitting smoking. The region where I experience pain is slightly left towards heart from the middle of the chest (region where the warning signs are printed on cigarette pack. I wanted to know whether I should undergo any tests or is it recovery when I quit smoking?

Diploma in Diabetology, Pregnancy & Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Prevention in Diabetes ,Thyroid
General Physician, Sri Ganganagar
Dear lybrate-user congratulations for quitting cigrattes. But also undergo cbc esr x ray chest and ecg tests if all o. K. Relax. Make your will power strong.
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In my chest some fluid is seen in right side of lung what should I do? Please tell me.

General Physician, Mumbai
As your age is 75 we need to examine you first before commenting but I will tell you few causes - it can be due to kochs or cancer or some pathology related to heart
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Today morning suddenly my chest is very pain and it continuing full day and also now. What is the reason and how to improve it?

General Physician, Mumbai
Dear lybrateuser, - At your age chest pain could be due to acidity, anxiety or sedentary habits - avoid spicy, fried, sour & junk food, also do not consume more than 1-2 cups of tea/ coffee per day - chew your food well, do not skip meals, have meals on time, have dinner 2-3 hrs before bedtime - have 7-8 glasses of water for proper digestion - do regular exercise, play games, do yoga & deep breathing to keep your body fit.
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I am suffering from dry cough for last 2 weeks and I have chest pain whenever I cough hard. Can you suggest what oi should done?

General Physician, Rajkot
Hi there. Dry cough associated with chest pain since last 2 weeks. I suggest you to go for a chest x ray becoz pneumonia or a pleural effusion needs to be rules out because sometimes they can present in a similar mannner. Also most of the times excessive coughing may lead to stretching of accessory respiratory muscles which may lead to chest pain. Also to keep in mind chronic acidity is a common cause of dry cough. Please consult a doctor if the problem persists. Take care.
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I am 30 years old. I am suffering from high bp from last few days. Yesterday it was 100/160. What should I do to get this to normal range?

DM - Cardiology, MD - General Medicine
Cardiologist, Mohali
Please get your complete blood biochemistry results. Meanwhile cut down on salt intake and xtra calories. Stop alcohol and smoking if applicable. Take out time to exercise about 150min a week. Do let me know the follow up. You may take 4-6 weeks of healthy lifestyle changes before embarking on medicines.
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Hi sir my age is 22 I have no bp but I am feeling miss beat in my heart while lying and doing some physical activity is that really tab Abana help to control miss beat I taken all test but there is nothing wrong in my heart could you please help me with this?

M.D. (Ayurved), D.H.M, CHSE
Ayurveda, Jamnagar
Lybrate user: As far as your condition is there, has anyone suggested you to take abana tablet, can you share some of your reports of blood or any ECG taken so far. What kind of a lifestyle you have. Share with me privately.
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Why Homeopathy is Good to Control Your High Blood Pressure

BHMS, PG Hom London
Homeopath, Mumbai
Why Homeopathy is Good to Control Your High Blood Pressure

Why homeopathy is good to control your high blood pressure

According to statistics put forward by the world health organization, high blood pressure affects about 600 million people all over the world and causes about 5 million premature deaths every year.

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is many times called the silent killer as it doesn't reveal any visible damage. But it does cause significant damage to the heart, brain, eyes and kidneys.

What are the causes of hypertension?

Certain factors cause your arteries to have consistently high levels of blood pressure and based on these factors your hypertension gets classified into the following:

  • Primary hypertension: if the condition doesn't have an identifiable cause, it is known as primary hypertension. This form of high blood pressure develops slowly but surely over many years.


  • Secondary hypertension: this type of hypertension is characterized by identifiable causes that can be corrected with treatment. About 5-10% of cases in the world are secondary in nature. It is usually caused by an underlying problem and tends to appear all of a sudden.

Factors that fall under it are:

  •   kidney problems
  •   sleep apnea
  •   thyroid problems
  •   adrenal gland problems
  •   alcohol abuse


Role of homeopathy in treating high blood pressure

Apart from conventional forms of medicine, homeopathy is also considered to be an effective treatment of high blood pressure. The treatment is tailor-made to your needs as it takes into consideration your external and internal environments. This is because the experiences that you may have and the characteristics of the disease that you display are not the same as the other affected person. It works by viewing your disease as a disturbance that affects your entire body and not just a specific body part.

It not only cures blood pressure but also the reason for high blood pressure so that it does not increase again when your mind or body faces stress.

If you would like to consult with me privately, please click on 'consult'.

Related Tip: Why It's Ideal to Treat Insomnia With Homeopathy

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My mother has a sharp pain in her veins of leg from knee to foot fingers for last one year. We examine her sugar, thyroid, etc. All reports are normal. Now she is not able to stand also. Can you suggest any thing? Please!

Physiotherapist, Noida
Advice. Avoid sitting cross legged. Avoid squatting- quadriceps exercises- lie straight, make a towel role and put it under the knee, press the keen against the role, hold it for 20 secs. Repeat 20 times twice a day. This will help relieve some pain. Core strengthening exercise- straight leg raised with toes turned outward, repeat 10 times, twice a day. Hams stretching- lie straight, take the leg up, pull the feet towards yourself, with a elastic tube or normal belt. Repeat 10 times, twice a day. Sports taping- stretch the tape from both ends and apply on the affected area contrast fomentation (hot and cold).
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My son is 32 years old and doing job in corporate sector.Their nature of job is fraught with lot of anxiety. On 18 .03 2015 he measured his BP which showed 130/80 in morning 9 o,clock.There after at 12 noon the physician measured it and told that it is 150/90. I understand high BP at this age is very very damaging.Please advise how to control the BP without resorting to medication.Please note that his cholesterol level is 218.

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Cholesterol is borderline high. Otherwise his BP appears to be on upper limit and anxious. Cut down cholesterol and Saturated fat. Let him try meditation and relaxation and investigate thoroughlly if he has essential Hypertension and hen need to control diet and exercise and organize a stress managed lifestyle. Yoga and meditation are advisable along with pranayama, If there is dyslipaedemia needs to take medication/ alternative medication available. Check out all investigations /or check HBA!C too and get back to me. There is no medication at this stage. He can follow natural methods and lets see and also reduce weight and take fruit diet/ alongwith.
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She has started problem of chocking in neck while eating n Laughing a lot, plus after too much of Laughing she experience low blood pressure in her lower body legs. As if we say in Hindi "Numbness n jhanjhanahat" She has gained a lot of weight in upper half body in last 2-3 years so. Neck is also kind of swollen. Just concerned. Hope all the symptoms doesn't indicate something serious.

General Physician, Jalgaon
Please Ask her Reduce your weight Go for morning walk in greenery daily Do neck, back and chest exercises daily Take salads and fruits more Avoid oily spicy and fast food, non veg food, outside food totally Check. Thyroid hormone levels, blood pressure, blood sugar, Lipid profile Send me report on Lybrate Meanwhile take Cap ayurslim by Himalaya 2 2 for 3 mths After foods Reconsult after 15 days.
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I am taking tablets daily the following as described below. 1. Concor 5 - 1 no + ecosprin 75 - for morning 2. Rosuvas 20 - 1 no - during night. Both are after food. I had undergone anagiogram. My cholestral lvels were too high. Now it has brought down to considerably low. Cant the above tablets are not stopped at one point of time. My doctor advised me till death this tablets must have to be continued. I am continuing my walking daily + yoga etc. Kindly advice me in this regard.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Hello dear patient. 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. Change life style . Go walk daily, do any one physically activity daily any game., Avoid fast foods,oily foods,junk foods,alcohol,smoking,fatty foods, non-veg.,avoid stress, use flax oil, omega-3 fatty meal or cap., take .green veg., whole grain. garlic,. Take anti cholesterol medicines .
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Cholesterol Level - Ayurvedic Remedies That Can Lower It!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Diploma in Piles Treatment , MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
Cholesterol Level - Ayurvedic Remedies That Can Lower It!

High cholesterol has become a very common phrase nowadays. With excessive consumption of fast foods and sugar, lifestyle disorders such as diabetes and high cholesterol have become very common. In order to know what high cholesterol is, you should first know about cholesterol.

Cholesterol is a type of fat present in the body which is needed for regulating hormones in the body. It also plays an important role in Vitamin D production. Though you get cholesterol from food, the body has its own supply of cholesterol as well. Excessive cholesterol in the body can lead to cholesterol build up in your arteries, resulting in blood circulation problems. The arteries tend to narrow down, not allowing the blood to flow properly. High cholesterol levels are linked to heart problems and strokes.

Ayurveda is a holistic system of medicine, the treatments of which are based on natural ingredients. It is very effective and free from side effects, unlike conventional methods of treatment. Ayurvedic remedies for high cholesterol levels in the body aim to bring down the cholesterol level and improve your overall wellbeing.

The Ayurvedic tips to lower cholesterol levels are:

  1. Eat healthy: Diet plays an important role in maintaining healthy cholesterol levels, so eating healthy is of paramount importance. Include plenty of vegetables and fruits in your diet to get the required amount of Vitamins and minerals in order to keep your body healthy. Avoid refined grains as they spike your blood sugar levels. Instead opt for whole grains such as brown rice.
  2. Eat healthy fats: Eat healthy fats such as unsaturated fats present in foods such as almonds and olive oil. Keep saturated and trans-fats at bay as they increase cholesterol levels in the body.
  3. Exercise regularly: Regular exercise keeps your weight levels optimal and also brings down your cholesterol levels. Simple cardiovascular exercises such as running and swimming can be done on a regular basis.
  4. Avoid smoking: Smoking causes your blood vessels to constrict, thus hampering the flow of blood. In addition to accumulation of plaque, this can further hamper blood flow.
  5. Maintain optimal weight levels: Following healthy eating habits along with regular exercise will allow you to maintain optimal weight levels. So if your weight is on the higher side, then re-evaluate your eating habits and make the necessary changes.
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I had by pass surgery in Dec.2010 and since then I am continuing Drug - Betacol 25 mg. 1/2 BD and Ecospirn Gold 20 -one in night ---- How long I have to take or some other low power and/or low cost drug can be replaced ---- Anil G Bhandari Indore

MD-Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Chikhli
After by pass this medicine should contained life long , there may be change according your body response. for that you have to cantact your physician . If you want alternative there is medicine in homoeopathy which will take care what these medicine dose . some time both medicine will be contained for once time ,once homoeoaptic medicine start work theses will be discontented . homoeoapthc will be bring in normal state of well being then this also stop .
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I am 50 years old today in office in evening I have eaten samosa and taken tea ,after 10 min chest pain started when I go to the hospital doctors said nerve is blocked .stent has been taken .i have to that stent is good or not .

General Physician, Trivandrum
You maybe most probably suffering from gastritis or gastro esophageal reflux disease. You have to avoid spicy and fried foods. Also avoid junk food and fast food. If your problems are worse, you need to take an ecg and take medications. Consult me in private for prescription medications.
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My mom had three blockage in heart artery.Angioplasty has done on 14 march 2015.Chest pain has gone off.Is she now safe ?

MBBS, DGO (cal)
General Physician,
Angioplasty has improved circulation in the arteries supplying the heart muscles. She is definitely safe and can do her normal routines. But remember she must continue her medicines prescribed by her cardiologists. She also must improve her life style to a healthy one so that further she does not develop the same. Because the effect is removed but not the cause. She shall have to remove the cause by: 1) Exercise - Aerobics - Brisk Walking is the best and most easily adoptable aerobic - for 40 minutes daily. Her weight should be keep in the healthy limit of BMI 23-24 Kg / Mtr Square. 2) Dietary Management - Avoid Oily food, fast food, Sweet, Sugar, fried food, No tobacco use in any form. 3) Meditation - 20 minutes daily. You give her to read The Silva Mind Control Method of Mental Dynamics by Jose Silva. Let her practice the method. This is a good book to help. A feedback shall be highly appreciated.
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Sir I am in stress and tension so my brain is always in pain and stress. My blood pressure is always in high value. I fill pulse rate In my brain.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Do meditation daily for 15 min. Deep breathing exercise. Sleep well for good 7-8 hours and have less of caffeine and more of fruits and green leafy vegetables. If you be calm in stress your associated symptoms will decrease.
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I monitor my blood pressure three times today in same time after a gap of one. Minute, the first reading said is 103/ 94, then second 107/79, and last time it says 123/90, I dint not understand as it quickly gave different results, what does it mean. Kindly note earlier I had high b.p of 150/100 also but I change my food habit and doing my exercise of walking 15 minutes daily but no medicines are taken till now.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Kolhapur
Hello lybrate User YOU can check bp. Bt make some gap between that. Atleast half hour. The electronic machine may varies the reading. By diet and physical work you can control the blood pressure as well as general health. So don't worry and don't take tenstion it may fluctuate the pressure.
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My heart was paining past 1 weeks and im feeling sleepy all the time and unconscious. It start from last week when im travelling in the bus.

Homeopath, Raebareli
Please measure your blood pressure Also your blood test - routine needs to be done Take balance diet (foods that do not cause acidity/gas) Take proper sleep/sound sleep.
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