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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 18 sometimes I am getting pain in chest near to the heart. I want to is it is a heart pain. Please tell me what is it how it's effects me. I am also having fits.

MD Microbiology
General Physician,
I am 18 sometimes I am getting pain in chest near to the heart. I want to is it is a heart pain. Please tell me what ...
Hi. It can be due to anxiety. If its bothering you too much get an ecg done and please consult a cardiologist.
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I'm 26 years old and I went for my routine check up. I saw my profile then I check my Triglycerides is high in range which is 326 mg/dl and my VLDL Cholesterol is 65. 2 mg/dl. Please suggest me should I take medicine or not. I eat non-veg regularly.

MBBS, Fellowship of College of General Practice (FCGP)
General Physician, Delhi
I'm 26 years old and I went for my routine check up. I saw my profile then I check my Triglycerides is high in range ...
You should do regular exercises and eat fresh fruits an green vegetables and salad. Avoid red meat and fatty and fried foods. You also need mediations and should take a clinical consultation for same.
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Sir. I’m 49 years old and I’m a cardio patient I’m taking some medications like sweet Sr 500, olmesar 20 mg and Cardivas 250. On daily basis. Whilst taking these medications m I safe to take nutrients supply called “Flex oil” from Vestige. Please help me Sir.

BSc - Food & Applied Nutrition, MSc - Food & Applied Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Faridabad
Sir. I’m 49 years old and I’m a cardio patient I’m taking some medications like sweet Sr 500, olmesar 20 mg and Cardi...
1. Control your portion size How much you eat is just as important as what you eat. Overloading your plate, taking seconds and eating until you feel stuffed can lead to eating more calories than you should. Portions served in restaurants are often more than anyone needs. Use a small plate or bowl to help control your portions. Eat larger portions of low-calorie, nutrient-rich foods, such as fruits and vegetables, and smaller portions of high-calorie, high-sodium foods, such as refined, processed or fast foods. This strategy can shape up your diet as well as your heart and waistline. Keep track of the number of servings you eat. The recommended number of servings per food group may vary depending on the specific diet or guidelines you're following. A serving size is a specific amount of food, defined by common measurements such as cups, ounces or pieces. For example, one serving of pasta is about 1/3 to 1/2 cup, or about the size of a hockey puck. A serving of meat, fish or chicken is about 2 to 3 ounces, or about the size and thickness of a deck of cards. Judging serving size is a learned skill. You may need to use measuring cups and spoons or a scale until you're comfortable with your judgment. 2. Eat more vegetables and fruits Vegetables and fruits are good sources of vitamins and minerals. Vegetables and fruits are also low in calories and rich in dietary fiber. Vegetables and fruits, like other plants or plant-based foods, contain substances that may help prevent cardiovascular disease. Eating more fruits and vegetables may help you cut back on higher calorie foods, such as meat, cheese and snack foods. Featuring vegetables and fruits in your diet can be easy. Keep vegetables washed and cut in your refrigerator for quick snacks. Keep fruit in a bowl in your kitchen so that you'll remember to eat it. Choose recipes that have vegetables or fruits as the main ingredients, such as vegetable stir-fry or fresh fruit mixed into salads. Fruits and vegetables to chooseFruits and vegetables to limit Fresh or frozen vegetables and fruits Low-sodium canned vegetables Canned fruit packed in juice or water Coconut Vegetables with creamy sauces Fried or breaded vegetables Canned fruit packed in heavy syrup Frozen fruit with sugar added 3. Select whole grains Whole grains are good sources of fiber and other nutrients that play a role in regulating blood pressure and heart health. You can increase the amount of whole grains in a heart-healthy diet by making simple substitutions for refined grain products. Or be adventuresome and try a new whole grain, such as whole-grain farro, quinoa or barley. Grain products to chooseGrain products to limit or avoid Whole-wheat flour Whole-grain bread, preferably 100% whole-wheat bread or 100% whole-grain bread High-fiber cereal with 5 g or more fiber in a serving Whole grains such as brown rice, barley and buckwheat (kasha) Whole-grain pasta Oatmeal (steel-cut or regular) White, refined flour White bread Muffins Frozen waffles Corn bread Doughnuts Biscuits Quick breads Cakes Pies Egg noodles Buttered popcorn High-fat snack crackers 4. Limit unhealthy fats Limiting how much saturated and trans fats you eat is an important step to reduce your blood cholesterol and lower your risk of coronary artery disease. A high blood cholesterol level can lead to a buildup of plaques in your arteries, called atherosclerosis, which can increase your risk of heart attack and stroke. The American Heart Association offers these guidelines for how much fat to include in a heart-healthy diet: Type of fatRecommendation Saturated fatNo more than 5 to 6% of your total daily calories, or no more than 11 to 13g of saturated fat if you follow a 2,000-calorie-a-day diet Trans fatAvoid You can reduce the amount of saturated fat in your diet by trimming fat off your meat or choosing lean meats with less than 10 percent fat. You can also add less butter, margarine and shortening when cooking and serving. You can also use low-fat substitutions when possible for a heart-healthy diet. For example, top your baked potato with low-sodium salsa or low-fat yogurt rather than butter, or use sliced whole fruit or low-sugar fruit spread on your toast instead of margarine. You may also want to check the food labels of some cookies, cakes, frostings, crackers and chips. Some of these — even those labeled "reduced fat" — may be made with oils containing trans fats. One clue that a food has some trans fat in it is the phrase "partially hydrogenated" in the ingredient list. When you do use fats, choose monounsaturated fats, such as olive oil or canola oil. Polyunsaturated fats, found in certain fish, avocados, nuts and seeds, also are good choices for a heart-healthy diet. When used in place of saturated fat, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats may help lower your total blood cholesterol. But moderation is essential. All types of fat are high in calories. An easy way to add healthy fat (and fiber) to your diet is ground flaxseed. Flaxseeds are small brown seeds that are high in fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. Some studies have found that flaxseeds may help lower cholesterol in some people, but more research is needed. You can grind the seeds in a coffee grinder or food processor and stir a teaspoon of them into yogurt, applesauce or hot cereal. Fats to chooseFats to limit Olive oil Canola oil Vegetable and nut oils Margarine, trans fat free Cholesterol-lowering margarine, such as Benecol, Promise Activ or Smart Balance Nuts, seeds Avocados Butter Lard Bacon fat Gravy Cream sauce Nondairy creamers Hydrogenated margarine and shortening Cocoa butter, found in chocolate Coconut, palm, cottonseed and palm-kernel oils.
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I'm 42 years man. Having 300 plus bad cholesterol level. Pure vegetarian. Does exercise. Doesn't smoke or drink. How can I lower down it .suggest some dietary supplements or wt should I have.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I'm 42 years man. Having 300 plus bad cholesterol level. Pure vegetarian. Does exercise. Doesn't smoke or drink. How ...
We should start with medication after clinical examination and few tips on diet say no to maida items like toast, khaari ,naan ,white bread. Can drink tea but without sugar say no to Buffalo milk and can drink cows milk can eat brown bread can eat sprout's can eat green vegetables, can eat chappati ,bajra ka rotla can eat one katori of rice twice a day with dal to avoid farsan food items can eat fruits say no to coconut water.
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How to reduce cholesterol levels and what are the risk having more cholesterol levels in our body.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
How to reduce cholesterol levels and what are the risk having more cholesterol levels in our body.
Limit your intake of foods full of saturated fats, trans fats, and dietary cholesterol. ... Eat a lot more fiber-rich foods (especially soluble fiber from foods like beans, oats, barley, fruits, and vegetables). Do exercises daily
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My mother age is 74 year. She feel shortness of breath when she walk a few distance. Pls suggest what to do.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Cardiology, Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS - Physician )
Cardiologist, Delhi
Take her for consultation to a cardiologist, she will require ECG, chest x-Ray, echo and rest will be decided based on these reports.
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How can we prevent heart attack and what precautions we have to take to avoid heart attack?

MBBS
General Physician, Nagpur
How can we prevent heart attack and what precautions we have to take to avoid heart attack?
Dear in your age just need not worry of heart attack, don't get phobia, unless a very strong history in family, or any underlying known disease to develop heart attack. To prevent it -good balanced diet, regular physical fittness, stress free, fear free, controlled weight, no smoking, be positive confident, bold, smiling personality yearly check up of bp, blood sugar, lipids, is enough. My dear enjoy life with family, friends.
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Sir I am 23 sir mera stomach bahut kharab rahta h kabi kabi chest m bi dard hota h sir hum kya kare.

MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Delhi
Sir I am 23 sir mera stomach bahut kharab rahta h kabi kabi chest m bi dard hota h sir hum kya kare.
Avoid outside spicy and fried food. Walk about 3-5 kms daily. There should be gap of 2hrs after dinner and sleep. Small and frequent meals is of help. Keep your blood sugar controlled. Raise your bed about 4" from headend side. Get your gastroendoscopy done. Tab nexpro-l 1 tab empty stomach.
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Sir, my mother is suffering from heart problem and I heart my mother to many doctors but I found that her one bulb is blocked. What kind of treatment we do to unbloked the bulb?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Sir, my mother is suffering from heart problem and I heart my mother to many doctors but I found that her one bulb is...
If there is blockage of coronary arteries than after consulting a cardiologist do an angioplasty or bypass
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I m 29 years old. My blood pressure is 120-80. Hiprees 25 medicine is good for me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I m 29 years old. My blood pressure is 120-80. Hiprees 25 medicine is good for me.
Hello. You haven't mentioned your age. If without any medication, your blood pressure is 120/ 80 mm of Hg, then there is no need to take medicine.
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