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Dr. Rakesh P.Gopal

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Dr. Rakesh P.Gopal is a renowned Cardiologist in Tambaram West, Chennai. He is currently practising at Hindu Mission Hospital - Tambaram in Tambaram West, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Rakesh P.Gopal on Lybrate.com.

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How To Prevent A Heart Attack?

Multi Speciality
Cardiologist, Delhi
How To Prevent A Heart Attack?

The heart pumps blood to various body parts so they function smoothly. When this blood flow is impaired, then the other organs also cannot function to their full capacity. A heart attack is when there is sudden, abrupt, complete blockage of this blood flow from the heart.

Over the past few decades, a heart attack is one of the major causes of death. With changing lifestyles, it is spreading its presence, and people in younger age groups are seen to have heart attacks. There are various risk factors which put one at a higher risk, though. Identifying these and working on them is a great way to reduce the chances of developing a heart attack. Read on to know the most effective eight ways in which you can prolong the onset of heart disease as well as improve the overall quality of life.

  1. Diet: You are what you eat. It is as simple as that. Eating a diet that is heart healthy not only helps in preventing heart attacks but also improves overall health. Ensure the diet has variety, is rich in omega fatty acids, less of saturated fats, rich in fiber with fruits and vegetables, and whole grains.
  2. Move it: The sedentary lifestyle added with the poor dietary habits are the major culprits for increased incidence of heart attacks. Exercise in any form – walking, jogging, running, cycling, gymming – good for the heart. It not only keeps you in good shape but also keeps your heart healthy and active. The risk of heart attacks is greatly reduced.
  3. Stress: This is believed to be a major reason for increased incidence of heart attacks. Find a way to manage stress that works for you – meditation, music, travel, exercise, etc.
  4. Weight: Weight management is extremely important for a healthy heart and overall health. The difference between those who watch weight and others is very obvious if you just look at people. As soon as you are above your limits, work on reducing it.
  5. Smoking: The hazards of smoking are multiple, and upping the chances of heart disease is one of them. Reducing or quitting smoking can change your quality of life in multiple ways, and reducing the incidence of heart attacks is just one of them.
  6. Readings: In addition to weight, ensure your blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels are maintained well. These are vital readings and are closely connected. They not just help in preventing heart attacks but in multiple other chronic conditions including diabetes and cancer.
  7. Stay happy: With all these, stay happy, have a good social circle. This helps improve health quotient to a large extent.

So, while a heart attack is beginning to spread its wings, there are definitely ways to control it.

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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
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 ...
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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I have suffering chest burn in the morning till continue I have taken gelusil tablet but it does not get relief after I feel burning sensation in throat or back please help me its any dangerous or how to reduce it.

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
I have suffering chest burn in the morning till continue I have taken gelusil tablet but it does not get relief after...
You are suffering from severe acidity that arises from lack of water, proper sleep, and most probably you are eating fast. Stale, dry food. Oily and spicy stuff very late at night. Unless yu change your lifestyle. Acidity may turn into very difficult complications. You are young. Make the positive changes today and forever.
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Sometimes my left chest starts paining and I feel difficulty in breathing the more deep I breathe , more it pains and suddenly just after a minute pain vanishes but the strange part is it happens during rest once in two months.

Diploma in Diabetology, Pregnancy & Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Prevention in Diabetes ,Thyroid
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
Sometimes my left chest starts paining and I feel difficulty in breathing the more deep I breathe , more it pains and...
It is all due to either angina ot anxiety neurosis. For angina please get cbc lipid profile test and ecg tmt test. If doubt adv. Angiography. But your age being young please also consider hyperacidity. I will like to treat accordingly.
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She working out to lose weight, today she was feeling weak and her blood pressure has gone down please explain.Please tell.

MSc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Lucknow
She working out to lose weight, today she was feeling weak and her blood pressure has gone down please explain.Please...
Hi excessive diet restriction and exercise might lead to loss of electrolytes from our body so this might happen. She needs to plan her diet and exercise moderately. Crash diet is responsible for such things. Do contact us if you have any more query.
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Hello, Doctor I am here to ask you that if there is any problem when our heart rate per minute is 100 above (like 106, 110) at normal stage?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Hello,
Doctor I am here to ask you that if there is any problem when our heart rate per minute is 100 above (like 106...
1. (increase heart rate) has to be investigated by doing ecg, echo, thyroid function test etc after consulting physician 2. If all reports are normal it could be due to sinus tachycardia, which is a normal finding in some people.
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I am having knee pain and sugar patient. FBS around 140 andPBS goes around 200. Wt 90 kgs. BP normal.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I am having knee pain and sugar patient. FBS around 140 andPBS goes around 200. Wt 90 kgs. BP normal.
Do Take IFT and laser Therapy for pain relief for 12 days followed by strengthening exercise from physiotherapist Best wishes.
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I am on a keto diet and I go to gym regularly. I eat 10 whole eggs a day. They are high in dietary cholesterol. So is it safe to have 10 eggs a day.

M.B.B.S. , PG Diploma In Clinical Cardiology
Cardiologist, Delhi
I am on a keto diet and I go to gym regularly. I eat 10 whole eggs a day. They are high in dietary cholesterol. So is...
You should not take more then 1 egg a day, infact 2 eggs a week provides your body with more then enough cholestrol required. Stop taking 10 eggs a day, and I case you want to take protein take white of egg and throw away the yolk. Other wise very sioon you will land up in deranged lipid catagory.
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I am 34 yr old and I feel some light pain in my chest so please tell me which test I do.

Master in Psychology, MD - Ayurveda, Dems, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda,
I am 34 yr old and I feel some light pain in my chest so please tell me which test I do.
Chest pain may be 1) cardiac 2) respiratory 3) muscular 4) gastric and many more. So I wud like to advice chest xray ecg usg abdomen serum uric acid lipid profile.
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I have heart rate problem and also take blood pressure capsules Telma40 What should I take diet to control heart rate problem nd also suffering from uric acid.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I have heart rate problem and also take blood pressure capsules Telma40 What should I take diet to control heart rate...
Dear Lybrateuser, - For your problem take more of fibrous food like fruits & vegetables, beans, whole grains, legumes, sprouts in your diet - avoid fried, processed, junk food, also alcohol, tobacco if you take - for gout restrict non - veg, veg like cauliflower, spinach, fried foods - have 8-10 glasses of water to remove toxins from body - do regular exercises like walking, jogging for 30 min, do yoga, meditation & deep breathing for 10-15 min daily morning - check your blood pressure & uric acid level regularly, take medicines on time.
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All About Conservative Cardiology

Multi Speciality Clinic
Multi Speciality, Pune
All About Conservative Cardiology

The heart is the most important among the vital organs within the human body. The functioning of all the other vital organs also depends on this and thus cardiology is a mightily important subject as it deals in all the problems and abnormalities of the heart.

What is conservative cardiology?
Cardiology is classified primarily into two disciplines, namely invasive and conservative. As the name implies, conservative cardiology is about taking the minimum steps to get the most out of this discipline without the involvement of major surgeries or other procedures. This is done to minimize risks, quicken healing time and be less painful to the patient.

How conservative cardiology works?
Conservative cardiology isn't just a procedure to resolve a certain issue, but a whole type of approach towards resolving cardiac problems. All parts, from diagnostic to therapy have a different approach compared to invasive cardiology. Let's take a look at those parts.

Diagnostic methods
Some of the diagnostic methods may be similar to invasive cardiology as this is usually the first step in finding the problems with your heart. These are mostly non invasive body and heart examinations. Most of these exams will use:

  • A high resolution, state-of-the-art 4D ultrasound scanner
  • A CAT scanner with contrast agent to find blockages.

Although invasive cardiology uses the same technology now in most cases, there are other invasive methods to detect blockages. One example of this is the cardiac catheter, which has to be physically inserted into the body for detection of problems.

Therapy for conservative cardiology
Therapy is the actual area where invasive and conservative methods stand out from each other. Conservative cardiology espouses the approach of minimum surgery. It doesn't even follow surgeries like angioplasty which is minimally invasive. Some of the techniques that Conservative cardiology relies upon are:

  1. Medications
  2. Lifestyle changes
  3. Physiotherapy and exercising
  4. Constant maintenance
  5. Changes in nutrition to control and lessen risks
  6. Reducing stress and other contributing factors of heart disease.

Conservative cardiology takes a more of a preventative approach, the moment a problem is diagnosed. It tries to minimize or at least keep the problem in check by instituting smaller changes. Exercise regimens, relaxation routines, diet changes are all a part of this. However the most important weapons are medications which reduce the imminent danger of cardiac arrests or other cardiac problems. These smaller changes along with medications ensure that the larger problems, for which surgeries may be required, never arise in the first place. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can ask a free question.

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I am 35 years old male. I have postmyocardial infarction syndrome from last 3 months.

Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology, DNB Cardiology, DNB (General Medicine), MBBS
Cardiologist, Mumbai
I am 35 years old male. I have postmyocardial infarction syndrome from last 3 months.
If you had a heart attack and having recurrent chest pain, then get an angiography and angioplasty done. If already done, repeat a 2d echo. If there is anything you will need high dose aspirin three times daily for control of post mi syndrome. See your cardiologist soon.
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Dr. I have problems with my sleeping and I cannot sleep well at night and also have gas treble and low Bp at night What I could do.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Udupi
Dr. I have problems with my sleeping and I cannot sleep well at night and also have gas treble and low Bp at night
Wh...
Dear lybrate user, *drink warm water. With added hing, crushed jeera. *chew little piece of ginger after meal. *dinner should be half the quantity of your lunch. *drink more water at least 2-3 liters. *do not drink water, tea, coffee before food. *consume butter milk.
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What causes abnormal ECG? My stress test is also normal and have light pain in my chest and back. After 1 day ECG was normal. I have asthma and undergone uterus operation 6 months back.

MBBS
General Physician, Ahmednagar
What causes abnormal ECG? My stress test is also normal and have light pain in my chest and back. After 1 day ECG was...
ECG i.e. elecro cardio gram shows electrical activity of the heart. If some is wrong with it like reduced blood supply(less of oxygen supply) it will show abnormal changes.
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I am 32 yrs old. My total cholesterol label is 157. But triglycerides comes >800 & vldl comes 160 & tc/hdl is 5.6. Please give me solution to cure from the said. Thanks.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 32 yrs old. My total cholesterol label is 157. But triglycerides comes >800 & vldl comes 160 & tc/hdl is 5.6. Pl...
TAKE TAB. ATROVAS-10 MG AT NIGHT AFTER MEAL . AVOID HIGH CHOLESTEROL DIETS,OILY FOODS, SPICY FOODS, CHECKUP REGULAR YOUR BLOODS LIPIDS PROFILE. AND CONSULT DOCTOR ON TIME TO TIME . GO WALK DAILY. EAT WHOLE GRAIN.
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Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), M.D in Ayurveda, Ph.D
Ayurveda, Hyderabad
You can reduce your Heart disease risk through Diet & Exercise in as little as three weeks , according to a recent study by American Heart Association.
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Homeopathic Remedies for High Blood Pressure

BHMS
Homeopath, Kolkata
Homeopathic Remedies for High Blood Pressure

Hypertension or high blood pressure in common parlance is caused by irregular blood circulation in the blood vessels. High blood pressure has been an established cause for several fatal and critical heart diseases. Middle aged individuals are more prone to heart diseases caused by high blood pressure. Doctors also caution those with stressful lifestyles to keep the blood pressure levels in control. While there are prescribed drugs aimed at curing high blood pressure troubles, a large number of people are reposing their trust in homeopathy for treating high blood pressure.

Among a long drawn process of cures, homeopathic treatments are extremely effective and trustworthy methods:

  1. Aconitum: Certain high blood pressure conditions have sudden outbursts. It inflicts a fear of dying and acute anxiety disorder. Aconitum abates such situations.
  2. Argentum Nitricum: At times high blood pressure occurs due to anxiety and mental agitations. Argentum Nitricum is an effective remedy in curing such conditions.
  3. Natrum Muriaticum: Certain high blood pressure conditions arise due to suppressed anger and stress. Harrowing events of the past and unsolved issues can induce heightened blood pressure levels. Natrum Muriaticum is a perfect solution for such troubles.
  4. Veratum Viride: Veratum Viride helps in reducing arterial tension and normalizing cardiac palpitations.
  5. Natural Supplements: For a variety of ailments caused by high blood pressure, homeopathy offers certain natural supplements like Co enzyme, Hawthorne, Omega-3, Vitamin E for remedying blood pressure concerns. It improves heart function and prevents blood clotting.
  6. Ignatia: To heal high blood pressure caused by emotional upsurges, grief and trauma, Ignatia can be perceived as a useful remedy.
  7. Belladonna: This is an emergency medical condition caused by vigorous throbbing of arteries which may progress to haemorrhaging. Belladonna goes a long way in taming such untoward medical emergencies.
  8. Lachesis: Certain bodily changes result in high blood pressure, especially in the cases of women. During the onset of menopause, high blood pressure becomes a common concomitant. Lachesis is used to treat such issues.
  9. Glonoinum: On certain occasions blood pressure level shoots up due to heat and excess exposure to the sun. Glonoinum is aimed at controlling the blood pressure levels in those situations.
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I am suffering from high pressure. How is the process to become normal. Please suggest me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am suffering from high pressure. How is the process to become normal. Please suggest me.
Hello, Few lifestyle changes can help you in controlling and preventing the high blood pressure, even if you're taking blood pressure medication. Eat healthy foods. Consume more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, poultry, fish and low-fat dairy foods. Eat less saturated fat and trans fat. Decrease the salt in your diet. So, avoid eating processed foods, such as canned soups or frozen dinners which contains extra salt in it. Keeping a healthy weight, or losing weight if you're overweight or obese, can help you control your high blood pressure and lower your risk of related health problems. Increase physical activity which can help lowering your blood pressure, manage stress, reduce your risk of several health problems. Get indulged in regular exercising (if your doctor allows you). Limit alcohol. Even if you're healthy, alcohol can raise your blood pressure. If you choose to drink alcohol, do so in moderation. Don't smoke. Tobacco injures blood vessel walls and speeds up the process of hardening of the arteries. Reduce stress as much as possible. Practice healthy coping techniques, such as muscle relaxation, deep breathing or meditation. Getting regular physical activity and plenty of sleep can help, too. Monitor your blood pressure at home. Medication: Take homoeopathic medicine - Schwabe’s Essentia Aurea/ thrice daily which is a cardio-tonic which helps in maintaining blood pressure, improves muscle tone of the heart and narrowing of blood vessels.
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I have hypertension, 120/100. Please suggest a medicine to reduce only the 100 to around 80.

MBBS, M.S, M. Ch, F.I.A.C.S
Cardiologist, Chennai
I have hypertension, 120/100. Please suggest a medicine to reduce only the 100 to around 80.
Combine with hydrochlorthiazide after consultation with doctor. Salt less than 2 grams per day. Exercise. Meditation.
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