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Dr. Rajkumar is a trusted Cardiologist in Vadapalani, Chennai. You can consult Dr. Rajkumar at Vijaya Heart Foundation in Vadapalani, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Rajkumar on Lybrate.com.

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Hypertension - Causes and Complications of It!

MBBS
General Physician, Jammu
Hypertension - Causes and Complications of It!

High blood pressure or hypertension is a condition where the long term force induced by blood on the artery walls may lead to health complications. In some cases high blood pressure can be a chronic condition without any visible symptoms. The normal value of blood pressure is 120/80 mm Hg. Even if high blood pressure doesn't have any obvious symptoms, it can cause significant damage to cardiovascular health and blood vessels. Uncontrolled hypertension exposes you to the risks of stroke and cardiac arrest. Following are the causes and complications of hypertension:

Causes of hypertension

The causes of hypertension vary depending on the two types of the condition namely - primary hypertension and secondary hypertension. In case of primary hypertension there are hardly any identifiable causes. Secondary hypertension can occur due to the following causes:

  1. Certain medications like contraceptives, painkillers and some other drugs
  2. Sleep disorders
  3. Problems related to the kidney
  4. Tumors in the adrenal gland
  5. Thyroid issues
  6. Congenital heart defects from birth
  7. Drug abuse
  8. Excessive consumption of alcohol

Complications of hypertension

  1. Persistent high blood pressure can result in atherosclerosis - hardening of the arteries. This can severely wreck cardiovascular health and cause stroke, heart attack or other complications.
  2. Hypertension can also result in a disorder called aneurysm in which the blood vessels tend to swell and weaken. Rupture of an aneurysm can be fatal.
  3. Heart failure is one of the most serious complications associated with hypertension. It becomes increasingly difficult for the heart to pump blood along with the high pressure. Consequently the heart muscle thickens and leads to cardiac arrest.
  4. Hypertension can also lead to kidney problems. Narrowing and weakening of certain blood vessels present in the kidney can cause organ failure.
  5. It can also lead to eye problems and sometimes even loss of vision due to narrowing or thickening of blood vessels in the eye.
  6. Metabolic syndrome, which refers to a cluster of deficiencies in the metabolism of your body including high triglycerides, low levels of good cholesterol (High density lipoprotein) and high levels of insulin. These metabolic disorders increase the risk of developing diabetes and other complications.
  7. Uncontrolled high blood pressure and interference with your ability to remember and think. It can trigger memory loss and affect your understanding and deriving skills. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a general physician.
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My heart beats at the faster rate than normal rate. What might be the reason behind this? And suggest me some precautions.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My heart beats at the faster rate than normal rate. What might be the reason behind this? And suggest me some precaut...
Dear lybrateuser, -if you exert or do some exercise your heart rate normally increases & comes down to normal after sometime as you rest -if your heartrate is fast even at rest then you may have anxiety or nervousness, for this do deep breathing daily morning for 10-15 min, do yogasan, do brisk walking or jogging &then take rest -get blood checkup for anemia, thyroid.
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I am 20 years old boy weight 58 kg. I am suffering from chest pain while I breathe in. And feel difficulty in breathing. So please suggest me the check up related to this problem and after this I will consult with recommended doctor.

Master in Psychology, MD - Ayurveda, Dems, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda,
I am 20 years old boy weight 58 kg. I am suffering from chest pain while I breathe in. And feel difficulty in breathi...
u need to go for chest xray and ecg to find out the cause. It may be infective or due to cardiac insufficiency.Avoid cold spicy and oily food items.
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I had been operated my gal bladder 2 months back. I am taking medicine for high bp. I take the medicine in the night before bed. Morning it showing correct but when I check in the evening bp goes high. Medicine name is 1. Telmisartan 40 mg 2. Torsemide & spironolactone 5 mg once in a day. Is it required to change the medicine or should continue with this only.

MBBS, DM - Cardiology, MD
Cardiologist, Hyderabad
I had been operated my gal bladder 2 months back. I am taking medicine for high bp. I take the medicine in the night ...
BP should be under control throughout the day and night. We need to probably add another tablet in addition to existing drugs. See a local doctor.
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My wife is 56 years old and weight 73 kg her height is 4'8" she is taking ayur slim 2 tablets after bf I need suggestions for reducing weight She is suffering from bp and arthritis taking medicine.

MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Aurangabad
My wife is 56 years old and weight 73 kg her height is 4'8" she is taking ayur slim 2 tablets after bf I need suggest...
A type of arthritis that occurs when flexible tissue at the ends of bones wears down. The wearing down of the protective tissue at the ends of bones (cartilage) occurs gradually and worsens over time. Joint pain in the hands, neck, lower back, knees or hips is the most common symptom. Homeopathy helps to slow down the process of joint pain & also gives a long term relief in pain without side effects. Dr. raj bonde.
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Mujhe high bp ho jata h iska solution kya kaise me apne bp ko control kar sakta hu.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Mujhe high bp ho jata h iska solution kya kaise me apne bp ko control kar sakta hu.
In ayurveda, Hypertension is referred to as Rakta Capa Vriddhi and it sees the vitiation of vata and pitta doshas as the main cause...take sarpgandha vati twice a day...yogendra ras...akik bhasm works very good in case of hypertension....avoid salty diet...oily food...lower your stress...do pranayama early morning....
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I have low blood pressure from 3 years. Please Advise me about medicine and prevention.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Hi, Follow these tips to increase your blood pressure: 1. Increase intake of salt by adding salt to curds rice and taking pickles along with curds rice. 2. Drink plenty of fluids like Nimbu pani, tender coconut, water, buttermilk, fresh fruit juices,etc. 3.Drink hot coffee or tea when you feel dizzy. 4. Take sound sleep for 7-8 hours at night. 5. Avoid standing for too long hours. 6. Do yoga and meditation which helps to relieve mental stress and control emotions. 7. Avoid anxiety, stress and depression. 8. Perform regular exercises. 9. Consume lots of fresh green leafy vegatables, fruits, sprouts, high protein diet, etc. 10. Check your Hb% and BP with your family doctor and take their advise for further management.
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I have acidity problem and due to that it seems my left hand and chest pains at times Please suggest measures on how to avoid acidic issues.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I have acidity problem and due to that it seems my left hand and chest pains at times
Please suggest measures on how ...
1.Take bland diet, Avoid foods which cause acidity like spicy, oily, fatty and junk foods, onion, garlic, citrus fruit, tomato etc 2..Have proper Breakfast, Don’t skip or postpone your meal, Take home made food, Avoid food and water from outside, 3.Eat smaller meals at frequent intervals like 5-6 meals per day, and don't overeat. 4.Drink plenty of water. Take your meal regularly and timely. Avoid fasting, Don’t skip your breakfast. 5. Stop smoking, consumption of alcohol and tobacco, excess tea or coffee if you are having, 7. Avoid stress 8. Take one tablet of pan40 in the morning before breakfast daily for few days 9 Consult for further advice
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Give me correct diet chart to cure BP how many hours walking daily and how many hours jogging and what type of fruits and vegetables to be eaten.

Nutrition - Management of Weight & Lifestyle Related Disorders
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Give me correct diet chart to cure BP how many hours walking daily and how many hours jogging and what type of fruits...
Start your day with luke warm water then go for a healthy walk of 20 mins and 15 mins yoga, do not over stress yourself. Then for a healthy breakfast like milk + wheat flakes or oats or dalia, after 2 hrs in mid- morning have 1 fruit or salt free butter milk or you can have sweet lassi, then in lunch have 2 chapatis + vegetable (cooked in very less oil) + curd (salt free) + salad, then evening go for green tea or a glass of milk + 5-6 soaked almonds and 1 walnut then in dinner have 2 chapati + vegetable (cooked in less salt) + salad (no salt. You can have all the fruits and vegetables their is no restriction in that. Things which you should keep in mind are reduce the excessive use of salt and spices, do not use table salt. Drink atleast 7-8 glass of water. Team Nutrihealth.
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My bp is very low. Today morning I was not able to see anything. What should I do?

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
When dealing with low blood pressure, it is usually suggested to increase your salt and fluid intake. Before increasing your salt consumption, do check with your doctor. Also, cut down on alcoholic beverages and high-carbohydrate foods such as bread, rice, pasta, and potatoes.
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I am 2 years old. Recently I start running about 4 km but after some tym I feel pain in my chest n lungs. Bcoz ogof this I can't eat my food.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am 2 years old. Recently I start running about 4 km but after some tym I feel pain in my chest n lungs. Bcoz ogof t...
I will suggest you to first do warm up and stretching exercise for a month and than go for running and you won't feel the pain.
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What can I do to prevent this from getting worse or having a heart problem again?

MD Microbiology
General Physician,
What can I do to prevent this from getting worse or having a heart problem again?
Hi. Please follow a healthy life style. Timely medications. Srtict diet as advised. Stress free life. These can help you feel better.
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5 Homeopathic Remedies for Bad Breath!

Bachelor in Homoeopathic Medicine & Surgery (BHMS)
Homeopath, Dhanbad
5 Homeopathic Remedies for Bad Breath!

Bad breath is a dental problem which could also emanate due to poor digestion. It can also be experienced as a side effect of other ailments as well as medications. Smoking and bad diet may lead to this and it usually becomes a matter of low self-esteem as time goes by. Homeopathy is one of the most natural forms of medication, treatment and wellness when it comes to such problems that affect the lifestyle of the patient. These medicines usually combine very small doses of naturally found elements so as to cure an ailment or condition. Yet, it is important to remember that one must get a prescription for these medicines from a professional medical practitioner.

Read on to know more about the types of homeopathic remedies available for bad breath.

  1. Merc Sol: If your bad breath problem also comes with symptoms like a moist mouth or constant dribbling, then this medicine may be prescribed. This usually happens when the salivary glands become too active and produce more moisture than what the mouth can handle on a normal basis.
  2. Pulsatilla: This medicine is usually prescribed if the patient complains of a dry mouth along with a bad breath problem. This helps in treating related symptoms like the lack of proper hydration due to the lack of thirst. Not drinking enough water can also lead to the problem of dry mouth and thereafter, a bad odour from the mouth.
  3. Kreosote: This medicine is considered as a very effective medication for bad breath, especially if the bad breath takes place due to caries in the teeth. This medicine can also help patients who are experiencing bleeding gums along with caries and bad breath.
  4. Hepar Sulphur and Carbo Veg: The combination of these two medicines is known as one of the best when it comes to treating bad breath. The other symptoms that call for the prescription of these medicines include Gingivitis or gum infection related problems and symptoms. When there is bleeding and pus in the gums due to the infection, then this medicine is usually prescribed. Excessive salivation is also another symptom that is treated by this medicine combination. Hepar Sulphur can be used if there is a throat-related infection or ailment that can lead to the problem of bad breath.
  5. Carbolic Acid: A homeopathic doctor will usually prescribe this medicine if the problem of bad breath is accompanied by intense and perpetual pain in the abdomen. The patient will also complain of gas in stomach due to the ailment that affects the stomach in such cases. This gives rise to many symptoms including bad breath. Loss of appetite is also treated by this medicine. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Homeopath.
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I am suffering from dry cough for the last 2 weeks and I have chest pain whenever I cough hard can you suggest what should be done?

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I am suffering from dry cough for the last 2 weeks and I have chest pain whenever I cough hard can you suggest what s...
Take pranacharya kasantak syrup 2-2 tsf in hot water twice a day. Take sitopaladi. Praval and tankan bhasm churna with honey 3-4 times a day. Take ginger black pepper and basil leaves tea. .gargle with hot water (salted) avoid milk. Cold drinks. Take hot water steam.
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I am 55yrs old I have been found to have pulse variation. What could be the treatment from ayurveda?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Mumbai
Dear patient, irregularity in pulse can be due to various causes. I feel before we start treating it, we should diagnose the same properly. Can you please report your ecg it should to be able to pick up arrhythmia. Arjuna is normally used in diseases wherein the heart muscle is weakened may be post an ischemic episode or a long standing ccf. Once again let us diagnose before we treat.
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My wife has enlarged heart like dilated cardiomyopathy with ef 35 to 40 percent. Can the heart come back to shape.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
My wife has enlarged heart like dilated cardiomyopathy with ef 35 to 40 percent. Can the heart come back to shape.
Cardiomyopathy could be due to long standing hypertension. Get her Bp checked. She has to start medicine after consulting cardiologist
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My age is 29, weighs 76 kg and height is 180 cm. I'm having a mild localized pain in my left chest and left arm at multiple locations. I don't have shortness of breath and no sweat. My bp is 130/80. Echo and TMT are normal but my ecg shows slight ST elevation sometimes. My total cholesterol is 139, triglyceride 69, hdl 38 and ldl is 55. I smoke 2-3 cigarettes a day. I'm a teacher with teaching hours of 10 hours a day on an average. Please guide me. Thanks.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Cardiology, Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS - Physician )
Cardiologist, Delhi
My age is 29, weighs 76 kg and height is 180 cm. I'm having a mild localized pain in my left chest and left arm at mu...
Quit smoking. If your TMT is fine as you mention no need to worry. Quit smoking, exercise daily for 45 mins, eat a healthy diet (consult a dietician for the same)
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I am raking Telma 40 mg tablet regularly as my blood pressure become 130 to 150. Can I take Ozotel 40 mg or E tel 40 mg in place of Telma 40 mg as it is costly. Would you suggest if another, please.

MBBS, Dip.Cardiology, Fellowship in Clinical Cardiology(FICC), Fellowship in Echocardiology
Cardiologist, Ghaziabad
I am raking Telma 40 mg tablet regularly as my blood pressure become 130 to 150. Can I take Ozotel 40 mg or E tel 40 ...
Yes you can take all these medications in place of telma. These all have the same compound. Telmisartan. Also you should do diet and exercise DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. It is an eating plan that is based on research studies sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). These studies showed that DASH lowers high blood pressure and improves levels of cholesterol. This reduces your risk of getting heart disease. The DASH Diet Emphasizes vegetables, fruits, and fat-free or low-fat dairy products. Includes whole grains, fish, poultry, beans, seeds, nuts, and vegetable oils. Limits sodium, sweets, sugary beverages, and red meats. Along with DASH, other lifestyle changes can help lower your blood pressure. They include staying at a healthy weight, exercising, and not smoking.
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