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Dr. R. K. Shashank

Cardiologist, Chennai

300 at clinic
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 Nanganallur, Chennai. You can meet Dr. R. K. Shashank personally at Dr. Hariharan Diabetes & Heart Care Hospital in Nanganallur, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. R. K. Shashank on Lybrate.com.

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I am a 24 years old male and have chest pain frequently.

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I am a 24 years old male and have chest pain frequently.
This could be muscular pain or may be related to heart. Both cases need to visit physician first then xray chest and ecg followed by cardiology opinion.

I feel heavy in heart. Please help.

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Please describe your problem with a little more details. As it is not possible to comment. Also please tell us about your age and any previous illness with the medications.

How to have control on heart problem. What what measure should we take to keep control on heart problems. Thank you in advance.

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How to have control on heart problem. What what measure should we take to keep control on heart problems. Thank you i...
1. Stop smoking, tobacco and alcohol consumption 3. Reduce your weight if overweight to desired level 4. Avoid sedentary life style, Go for regular exercise and play some games 5. Do yoga, meditation, and deep breathing exercise like pranayama to calm your mind, control your emotions and relieve stress 6. Sleep for 7-8 hours daily to remain healthy 6. Take good nourishing diet, plenty of green leafy vege tables, fruits. 7. Avoid spicy, oily, fatty and junk foods and drink plenty of water

I have gone through bypass surgery 11 months ago. Can I take a normal diet now, Is it ok to stop all the medicines.

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I have gone through bypass surgery 11 months ago.
Can I take a normal diet now, Is it ok to stop all the medicines.
You can take normal and healthy diet. Try to avoid spicy food, oily food, junk food in any form. Thanks for your query.
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Manage Blood Pressure (Hypertension) : Natural way

Hypertension or high blood pressure, as it is more commonly known, is regarded as the silent killer.
It is a disease of modern age. The fast pace of life and the mental and physical pressures caused by industrial and metropolitan environments give rise to psychological tensions. Worry and mental tension increase the adrenaline in the blood stream and this; turn causes the pressure of blood to rise.
The most important causes of hypertension are stress and faulty style of living. Hardening of the arteries, obesity, diabetes, and severe constipation also lead hypertension. Other causes of high blood pressure are excessive intake of pain-killer, tablets, salt, food allergy, and eating a high-fat, low fiber diet and processed foods, deficient in essential nutrients.
Drugs do not remove a cause, nor do they cure the condition. All drugs against hypertension without some are toxic and have distressing side-effects.

Treatment by Natural way:
Diet is primary important, like vegetable like cucumber, carrot, tomato, onion, radish, cabbage and spinach are best taken in row form.
The intake of salt should be restricted; in any case it should not be taken more then four grams or half a teaspoon per day. Baking powder, contain sodium carbonate should also be avoided.
Juice?s & fruit?s , butter milk , coconut water , soya /cow milk , steam vegetable?s , salad , sprouts mung , vegetable soup , simple Diet are good for HB , considering Diet is your medicine as promoted by Naturopathic
Meditation, asana like pavanmuktasana, uttanpadasan and shavasana , Yoga, regular exercise, proper sleep, cool mind, enjoy some of time for your choice game, entertainment, book reading, swimming etc are also help to reduce HB
Vitamin C , Zinc , garlic , onion , fiber food , calcium are essential in HB

Ignatia, acid phose, baryata carb, conium, belladonna, sepia and carbo veg are some of the homoeopathic remedy to control HB, but keep in mind that your food n correct life style is your best medicine

Avoid : Meats ,sugar , white flour , common salt , tea , coffee , pickles , fried food , bakery products etc,
Caution: HB should not be taken lightly
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This is going to sound a little awkward, but my father, 43 years old, regularly visits an astrologer. He said that he would get a heart attack in January. A little background on him: Smoker, Drinker, Loves oily foods etc. For me, this was a wake up call, I have forcefully got him to quit smoking, got him to exercise and i am slowly controlling his diet. Is there anything else I can do? I knew a heart attack would come given his lifestyle, is there any way to prevent it, other than these? Weight: 98 kgs Age: 43 Height: 5 feet 8 inches Stress level: high through the roof.

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This is going to sound a little awkward, but my father, 43 years old, regularly visits an astrologer. He said that he...
You are taking good care of your father but he needs to be more supportive to you and more conscious of his health for the sake of his anxious family which will suffer equally if god forbid he gets a heart attack. He needs aggressive lifestyle modifications after being more aware about it- he is doing it for himself, not a favor to anyone. He is overweight. Reduce his weight by diet & exercise, take help from a qualified person, reduce weight @ 5 kgs/ month only. Get his basic tests done- ecg, echo test followed by a stress test, blood test for sugar and total lipids. Quit smoking and exposure to secondary smoking / pollution. Give up alcohol & oily food along with it. Astrologers do not predict a heart attack but lifestyle plus cardiac reports do predict. Get back here with reports for more guidance.

Hello sir. I have a problem of heart. In some cases I am getting very hyper and my heart bit is increase suddenly. What should I do. please give a suggestion.

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Hello sir. I have a problem of heart. In some cases I am getting very hyper and my heart bit is increase suddenly. Wh...
At 20, I do not want to generalize that being hyper is a growing up problem but it is, get investigated for heart if worried -ecg, halter, blood sugar & lipid profile.
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I am suffering from high cholesterol. Is coconut oil, a good substitute for sunflower oil. Why do drs. Advise us not to use coconut oil?

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I am suffering from high cholesterol. Is coconut oil, a good substitute for sunflower oil. Why do drs. Advise us not ...
Dear Cholesterol is made in liver as per body needs. Food does not alter this. Pl read scientific article by Dr. B M Hegade as conconut oil is like mothers milk. Vm.

Iàm taking two time rice but no fatty things and green tea, is it good, while having cholesterol tg level 244.

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Iàm taking two time rice but no fatty things and green tea, is it good, while having cholesterol tg level 244.
Hye. There is no problem in having green tea, but on it's own it can't help bring down triglycerides. Also rice is not a problem if it's unpolished or single pounded and it's not eaten in excess. Your overall diet plays an important role. It's not about just restricting fat but eating the right fats and sensibly.
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Sir I am 26 years old I have bp problem my bp is very high tell me what should I do.

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Sir I am 26 years old I have bp problem my bp is very high tell me what should I do.
Hello, at your age, bp should not be high. If it is, we need to find out the cause. Revert back with details and ineould be glad to help you further! regards
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Do eating egg increases cholesterol level and is it ok to eat eggs regularly in summer ?

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Do eating egg increases cholesterol level and is it ok to eat eggs regularly in summer ?
Do not eat egg daily if you eat white part of the egg then there is no increase in cholesterol. But any thing in exceed its bad for healthy so do not eat egg daily.

What is the normal pulse rate for a diabetic patient with BP my pulse rate is 95 per second.

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What is the normal pulse rate for a diabetic patient with BP my pulse rate is 95 per second.
If on medication for bp, the pulse is lower. 95 at resting? is on higher side. Do get bp checked and controlled again with medicines. Yoga & meditation also reduce the pulse, so does walking and other exercises according to constitution.

I am 43 years old, female. I have fatty liver and ischemic heart problem and high cholesterol. I take regular ceruvin 75 What food is perfect for me?

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I am 43 years old, female. I have fatty liver and ischemic heart problem and high cholesterol. I take regular ceruvin...
No fats. Lots of lemon juices or oranges plus other citrus fruits. Do exercise as it burns the fat. Apple cider vinegar plus a spoon of honey with water taken several times in a day does help few people. You can try. Reduce your weight by simple diet of no fats and no sugars and lots of salads plus just one simple meal per day. Do write back after a month.

Iam 55 years old. I have a high bp occured some time since 02 years. My both legs is swelling and left side of the whole body get tingling sensation since 02 years. What should I do, please advice me! thanks.

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Swelling legs could be due to ill managed hypertension. Kindly show me rule out diabetes & vit. D deficiency or any other metabolic disorder. Sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Spring beds, folding beds or thick matress are harmful use no pillow under the head. Do hot fomantation. Ibuprofen 200mg od & sos x 5days bio d3 max 1tab od x10 do neck, back & general exercises. It may have to be further investigated. You will need other supportive medicines also. Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take. Do reply back for detailed treatment plan. Do not ignore. It could be beginning of a serious problem. Ertension. Anyway.

I have little bit problem in near heart Side. Normally pain their then please give Me information.

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I have little bit problem in near heart Side. Normally pain their then please give Me information.
Acidity, Gas and Heartburn Acid buildup, gas, and heartburn can cause mild to severe pain in the left side of your chest. These all develop in your intestines and move to the chest area. When the pressure pushes against the wall, you feel the pain. You may experience bloating, flatulence, and abdominal pain alongside the left chest pain. You should not ignore this pain as it is very similar to that of a heart attack. It is important to receive proper diagnosis from your doctor. Lifestyle Stress, obesity, and diabetes may be the cause of left side chest pain. Stress may not be a direct link to heart attack, but it is important that you consult your doctor if you feel you experience pain from stress. Obesity and diabetes may also lead to other health conditions if not properly treated. Most of the time they can be avoided by changing your diet, altering your health routine, and lowering your amount of smoking and alcohol. 12 Other Causes Left side chest pain can accompany many left side abdominal pains. Several organs lie just beneath the left chest cavity. Kidney infections, kidney stones, pain in the spleen, and gastritis are just a few of the ailments that may cause left side chest pain. This pain may even be heightened when eating, after eating, or when breathing. When you have sudden onset of left side chest pain, call your doctor immediately. You may also need to call if the pain does not go away or is untreatable with anti-inflammatories. Never make your own diagnosis, as left side chest pain may be the symptom of a more severe medical condition. Call your doctor immediately if you have left side chest pain accompanied by fever, chills, or coughing, swallowing difficulty, or severe pain that does not go away.
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I have a problem that my chest always pains. I don't know the reason and my back also pains.what can be done

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I have a problem that my chest always pains. I don't know the reason and my back also pains.what can be done
For pain take tablet paracetamol 650 mg with rantac and start with Tablet folvite 5mg once a day for six months and tablet vitamin D3 60000iu once a week for six months
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I am very worry about my blood pressure. What diet should I do? Also suggest some exercise.

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I am very worry about my blood pressure. What diet should I do? Also suggest some exercise.
Pranayam and anuloma - viloma are very helpful in maintaining blood pressure. Avoid stress, take good sleep.
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I have heart blockage 80%.i am taking rozucor 40 croprlet metaguard. It is continued from last 1 year should I continue lifelong. I have high bp also.

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I have heart blockage 80%.i am taking rozucor 40 croprlet metaguard. It is continued from last 1 year should I contin...
Dear Lybrateuser, -As you have heart blockage & BP problem you have to take medication regularly & may be lifelong for which you have to be regularly monitored by doing investigations & then your cardiologist will decide whether to alter dose or change medication as per the investigation results -you have to lead a healthy lifestyle with proper well balanced diet & regular exercise.

I am 29 yrs male having high blood pressure and I have obesity too. What should I do for both?

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I am 29 yrs male having high blood pressure and I have obesity too. What should I do for both?
Since how long you are having high b. P. And what is your weight. Weight reduction may decrease you b. P. Medication. Diet, exercise along with herbal preparations will be effective in reducing weight, need to attend the gym if possible, simple morning and evening walk may be effective. Strict observance of diet is important along with your mental determination and attitude.
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Realizing heart palpitations sometimes. No other such problems. But why this sudden heart palpitations is happening?

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Realizing heart palpitations sometimes. No other such problems. But why this sudden heart palpitations is happening?
Tips to reduce anxiety and stress 1. Sleep well and regular. Irregular sleep can have some serious consequences. It affects both our physical health and also contributes to anxiety and stress. Anxiety as such also leads to disruptions in sleep. When feeling anxious, always try to get a full 7 to 9 hours of uninterrupted sleep and it can work wonders to improve your condition. 2. Always keep smiling. Take a quick break in between your hectic work to get some laughs with your friends. Laughter can reduce depression and anxiety and has proven benefits. 3. Tidy up your living space or workspace. Keep your things clean and clutter-free. That helps us think clear and thus reducing levels of anxiety. 4. Say thank you often. Expressing your thanks for something helps reduce anxiety. 5. Eat smart. Eating more of foods which are rich in vitamin b and omega-3 fatty acids and also healthy whole grain carbs. Vitamin b contributes to good mental health. While omega 3 fatty acids help with both depression and anxiety. Whole grain foods boost serotonin and helps us remain poised. Eating high-sugar content food and processed foods can increase levels of anxiety. 6. Learn to breathe well and relax. Short, shallow breaths arise when you are tensed. So consciously breathing deeply, plus increasing the duration and depth of breathing helps relax the body and mind to a great extent. 7. Meditate. Meditation has so many positive effects on stress, mood, and anxiety. Club meditation with positive thinking to improve your general well-being and overall health. Yoga is also very effective to take off stress from the body and mind by deep relaxation and breathing techniques. 8. Chill and be silent. Reduce the noise and clutter talk that contributes to anxiety. Find time for yourself and be alone to muse upon your own matters without anyone disturbing you. 9. Worry. Yes, we can cause ourselves to freak out, but only for a certain amount of time. When something weighs heavily on your mind, or you believe something terrible is most definitely going to occur, commit to only creating that worry for 20 minutes. Think of all the possible outcomes of the scenario, figure out some game plans, and then quit thinking about it after 20 minutes go by. Have a friend call after the allotted time has passed to avoid the temptation of going over the time limit. Or schedule some of that playtime right afterward. 10. Plan for the future but do not worry about it. Make time tables and to-do lists so that you will not be worried about finishing stuff and so that you can increase your productivity. 11. Be positive. When you feel anxious, train your mind to think and feel positive and give reinforcement to yourself that you can handle any situation. This will significantly reduce your stress and anxiety symptoms. 12. Smell relaxing stuff. Go out to your garden. Smell a fresh rose. Take a deep breathe and allow the relaxation to course through your whole body. You can also use relaxing aroma therapy and use it indoors. 13. Go out and spend time with your friends and family. Spend time with your pets social support reduces anxiety and stress to such a great extent that it is almost always bearable. So next time you get on your nerves, go out with your friends, chat with them, watch a movie, spend some time watching the waves in the beach with your partner, talk to your siblings. If you have tried all these and still have problems, please consult me for prescription medication.
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