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Dr. Ravi Cherian Mathew

Cardiologist, Chennai

500 at clinic
Dr. Ravi Cherian Mathew Cardiologist, Chennai
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Dr. Ravi Cherian Mathew is an experienced Cardiologist in Virugambakkam, Chennai. He is currently practising at Suraksha Speciality Clinic in Virugambakkam, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Ravi Cherian Mathew on Lybrate.com.

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How to reduce ldl & vldl from blood and what is the cause of these bad cholesterols.?

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Internal Medicine Specialist
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How to reduce ldl & vldl from blood and what is the cause of these bad cholesterols.?
High cholesterol is a major risk factor for coronary heart disease, a cause of heart attacks, and reducing blood lipid levels lowers the cardiovascular risk.4 High levels of LDL lead to a build-up of cholesterol in the arteries, whereas HDL carries cholesterol to the liver for removal from the body.2 A build-up of cholesterol is part of the process that narrows arteries, called atherosclerosis, in which plaques form and cause restriction of blood flow.2 High cholesterol levels are a result of modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors. Two major risk factors, diet and exercise, are highly modifiable, meaning that something can be done to change these risk factors and reduce the likelihood of having high cholesterol.2 Limiting intake of fat in the diet helps manage cholesterol levels. In particular, it is helpful to limit foods that contain:2 Food sources of cholesterol Meat, cheese and egg yolks are sources of cholesterol. Cholesterol (from animal foods, such as egg yolks, meat and cheese) Saturated fat (found in some meats, dairy products, chocolate, baked goods, and deep-fried and processed foods) Trans fat (found in some fried and processed foods). Being overweight or obese can also lead to higher blood LDL levels, with regular exercise helpful in managing this risk factor.2 The primary causes of high cholesterol are genetic - very high LDL levels are found in the inherited condition familial hypercholesterolemia.5 Abnormal cholesterol levels may also be secondary to the following:5,6 Diabetes Liver or kidney disease Polycystic ovary syndrome Pregnancy and other conditions that increase levels of female hormones Underactive thyroid gland. Drugs that increase LDL cholesterol and decrease HDL cholesterol (progestins, anabolic steroids and corticosteroids).

I am 56 years old. My BP is153-95. What precautions should I take. Diet to be taken /avoided.

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Cardiologist
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I am 56 years old. My BP is153-95. What precautions should I take. Diet to be taken /avoided.
Diet-- Avoid salt intake limited. Avoid also FRY, FATTY & FAST foods. stop smoking totally also alcohol. Take plenty of vegetables&fruits.

How to control cholesterol and high blood pressure?

MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist
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How to control cholesterol and high blood pressure?
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. Avoid fast foods,oily foods,junk foods,alcohol,smoking,fatty foods, non-veg.,avoid stress, take green veg., whole grain.garlic,. Take anti cholesterol medicines .

My blood pressure is 60/100. Is it normal? What are the diets that will be helpful to bring it to normal.

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Ayurveda
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My blood pressure is 60/100. Is it normal? What are the diets that will be helpful to bring it to normal.
For Recovering from low BP follow these best methods : • Anaemia is a cause of low BP so check your hemoglobin level (Hb ) if this is low so eat green leafy vegetables , beetroot and fruits like pomegranate. • Eat an apple daily it maintain your BP normal . • Take your meal daily do not skip meal . • Drink 8 - 9 glass of water daily . Hydrate your body well with drinking proper amount of water because dehydration is also cause fall of BP. • When you feel that your BP is low then take 2 teaspoons of Glucon D and add a pinch of salt mix it in one glass of water and drink it. You can repeat it after 2 hours . This will maintain electrolyte balance and your BP . You can drink a cup of tea . • Drink a glass of milk daily . It maintain your stamina. • Take a multivitamin capsule daily for 15 days . • Eat a teaspoon of gulkand daily and maintain your blood sugar level . • Do long breathing pranayams daily and do not take stress .

What are the symptoms of cholesterol diseases? How to get rid from such disease, and prevention to be away.

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Ayurveda
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What are the symptoms of cholesterol diseases? How to get rid from such disease, and prevention to be away.
Increased level of cholesterol have symptoms- * Increased blood pressure * Early fatigue * Heart disease * Breathlessness To reduce cholesterol in body : * Avoid Butter , Ghee & cream in your diet . * Eat five leaves of Kari patta and five leaves of neem once in a day . * Avoid non veg food because it contain high fat content . * Do not eat fast food and avoid cold drink. * Do running and jogging daily for 15 minutes . Start with 5 minutes then increase time period slowly.Do morning and evening walk daily . * Do not drink alcohol it harmful to your liver and disturb your metabolism causes increase in cholesterol. * Add Kali mirch( black pepper ) in your breakfast . * Drink 6 to 7 glass of water daily . * Take sound sleep in night of 6 to 7 hrs .Do not take stress .

Can we have any excersice or natural way to reduce blood pressure

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Cardiologist
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Hi, most cases of new onset hypertension can be controlled by lifestyle modification. Reduce salt intake by half, avoid oily food, avoid fried items, regular walking or jogging for 30-40 minutes a day, avoid mental and physical stress & smoking, if it is there. Follow these steps for 3 months and then recheck BP, likely to be under control.

I am Suffering From Drycough and little chest pain. Can you Suggest what medicine I have to take?

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General Physician
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I am Suffering From Drycough and little chest pain. Can you Suggest what medicine I have to take?
Dear lybrateuser, -Do salt water gargles 2-3 times a day with warm water -avoid cold water & other drinks, have warm fluids ,tea, coffee, milk with teaspoon of turmeric, soup - take tablet okacet-c, 1 tab three times a day -do steam inhalation 2-3 times a day - have a teaspoon of honey in the morning -avoid dusty areas

How to prevent lifestyle diseases?

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General Physician
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How to prevent lifestyle diseases?

In the olden days, we had food scarcity and too much physical work. So obesity and lifestyle diseases were less among people. In those times people used to eat heavily when more food was available and eat less when no food was available. 

Then came the agricultural revolution era and a smart public distribution system. Food become abundant. It became impossible to change our centuries' old habit and we started eating more.

Then came industrial, it developments and opening up of markets. It created the following things:

Less physical work. Too much mental strain. Odd working hours. Availability of cheap tasty junk foods.

All these started leading to lifestyle diseases like obesity, hypertension and diabetes. 

Then came the medical era (the current period), when the incidences of the above said diseases started growing out of proportions. Nowadays we have started realizing that 

We are over eating. We are eating junk calories, food with high fat and salt content. We are leading a sedentary lifestyle.

We have started seeing our parents, relatives, friends getting these diseases, and we have come to know that there is no escape, since they too lead a similar lifestyle. This is the awareness era. Now availability of resources like internet and health magazines are changing people's mind to lead a healthy and fit life.

How to lead a healthy lifestyle and avoid lifestyle diseases?

Stop smoking, reduce alcohol consumption to once a week (two drinks only, it is better if avoid alcohol. Control your existing illnesses like diabetes and hypertension by dedicated dieting and regular consultation with your physician.
Physical activity: 40 minutes a day, minimum 5 days a week. Stop junk foods completely, reduce sugar, salt and oil consumption.
Sleep well (5-8 hours). Everybody has a different biological clock. A refreshing night's sleep varies from person to person. For some 5 hours is enough, for some they need 8 hours. Find out which person you are and start sleeping for the correct time.
How to prevent lifestyle diseases?

If someone feel palpitation what are the test cardiologist do usually?

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Do not do Self medication/consultation. Consult a good physician. Let him decide what you need. Dr Anand Joshi

What is the reason of joint pain. How can I cure my diabetes? How blood pressure can be controlled?

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What is the reason of joint pain. How can I cure my diabetes? How blood pressure can be controlled?
Mr. Lybrate-user, you have asked three totally different questions. Anyway, joint pains can be due to a number of conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and some inflammatory conditions affecting single joint also. Diabetes mellitus, is a disease due to deficiency of insulin or resistance to its action or both. So there is no chance for cure, it can only be controlled by proper medications, diet control, exercise and weight maintenance. Blood pressure if high will also need drug/drugs to control plus salt restriction.

How to maintain the blood pressure in age of 45. I am also a sugar patient. Day by day problem is increased. So please give the right suggestion for that Thanks.

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Homeopath
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How to maintain the blood pressure in age of 45. I am also a sugar patient. Day by day problem is increased. So pleas...
Hello, if you are not hypertensive and not on any medication for blood pressure then you should drink plenty of liquids and cut down your fat, salt and sugar intake. Go for a morning walk daily at least for 30 minutes. Take a sound sleep and try to avoid anger. Revert after 15 days with feedback.

Hi sir I am getting chest pain.Please do help.

MBBS
General Physician
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Can you tell me duration, any other associated symptoms like abdominal bloating sensation. It might be due to cardiac cause. If recurrent get yourself screened up for ECG

What is vldl cholesterol, My vldl cholesterol is 21.6 mgdl I want to know is it normal or above d normal range ldl is71 mgdl hdl is 45.2mgdl.

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General Physician
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What is vldl cholesterol, My vldl cholesterol is 21.6 mgdl I want to know is it normal or above d normal range ldl is...
Any HDL level above more than 60 mg/dL (1.56 mmol/L) is considered high. A high HDL level is considered very healthy, since it has a protective role in guarding against heart disease. An acceptable HDL range is between 40- 60 mg/dL (1.04–1.56 mmol/L). An undesirable level of HDL is any level below 40 mg/dL (1.04 mmol/L). In this case, low HDL levels may help to contribute to heart disease. Very Low Density Lipoproteins Very low density lipoproteins, or VLDL, are lipoproteins that carry cholesterol from the liver to organs and tissues in the body. They are formed by a combination of cholesterol and triglycerides. VLDLs are heavier than low density lipoproteins, and are also associated with atherosclerosis and heart disease. This number is obtained by dividing your triglyceride levels by 5.

I have suffering from blood pressure and sugar pls tell how to control these two naturally and without taking more tablets.

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General Physician
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I have suffering from blood pressure and sugar pls tell how to control these two naturally and without taking more ta...
Prevention 1.Do regular exercise 2.Reduce weight if overweight 3Control diet 4.Avoid sweets, excess calorie and carbohydrate rich diet, . 5.Adhere to a strict diabetic diet by consulting Dietitian 6.Monitor your fasting, PP blood sugar and Hba1c three monthly 7.Consult diabetologist for advice and treatment prevention of Diabetes Control of BP Control Of Bp 1. Do regular aerobic exercise like brisk walk for 30 minutes every day 2.reduce your weight if overweight 3.Reduce salt intake 4. Drink plenty of water 5. Take bland diet,avoid spicy, oily, junk saturated fat and cholesterol rich diet. Take plenty of green leafy vegetables, Fruits , 6.Stop smoking and consumption of alcohol, Tobacco, 7.Avoid stress, anxiety, physical and mental exertion 8.Do Yoga, Meditation, and deep breathing exercise 9. Monitor your Bp regularly and consult Physician for treatment

My serum cholesterol is 210 vitamin d3 60 serum est 20 I use to smoke ganja 6 to 8 cigarette per day, I am trying to leave this habit but still unable to do that. Please advice me (food & work out) tips for good health.

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Alternative Medicine Specialist
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First of all just give up smoking, try this: when you inhale cigarette smoke just witness and observe smoke filling your lungs going down filling you your body going deep in you then while exhaling witness and observe smoke coming out from where ever possible places deep in your body it went and coming out from your mouth just be witness to it and observe then a whack that what you are witnessing and observing to. A lethal smoke! you were unable to see, unable witness the damage it caused to lungs, the cancer causing chemicals it left in your body, lungs, carcinogens in your body. So dear better leave it, life is beautiful! you wont get chance to renew, its single entry. Try using (homeo) go tox, use as directed on pack. Can consult me privately for detailed treatment.

I want to make my heart healthy. what should i do to make my health healthy always?

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Integrated Medicine Specialist
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I want to make my heart healthy. what should i do to make my health healthy always?
A well balanced diet consisting of fruits, vegetables and proteins like dal (pulses) or meat is very important in keeping your body healthy. For a healthy heart is essential to do a daily workout of cardio and/or other excercises or yoga, that helps rejuvenate the blood flow to the heart strengthening its response to stress. Keep a close watch on your bmi (body mass index) that you can calculate online and keep stressors out of your routine life. Hope you keep fit! stay healthy.

Important to reach hospital on time - 3 Hours Golden Rule

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General Physician
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" golden hours 3 hours"
If you suspect any case of cerebrovascular accident (lakva) or myocardial infarction (heart attact) reach a multispeciality hospital with 3 hrs called hours.
Reason- beyond 3 hrs heart ll undergo irreversible damages which will be permanent and in case of cerebrovascular accident clot cannot be broken (thrombolysis) and the person might not be able to recover lifetime.
So remember 3 hours golden hours.
Important to reach hospital on time - 3 Hours Golden Rule

I have been facing chest pains from past 7 years from last one year it has been became more severe. Now last week I felt a strangling pain in centre of the chest for 40 seconds it was very hard pain. My ecg, echo, tmt are normal I have a bit high cholesterol. I have consulted two cardiologists and they said that my heart is fine. My question is should I go for ct angiography my parents are restricting me from the test saying I have become hypochondriac. Please help me what to do. I am 28 age old.

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Cardiologist
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I have been facing chest pains from past 7 years from last one year it has been became more severe.  Now last week I ...
Though you are so young to think for cardiac disease when your all reports are normal, I still think for angiography, my experience is all investigations even normal angio gives actual pathology. Not only that if is negative you will be over sure that you have nothing, otherwise something will prick to your mind.

Dear Sir . How to control cholesterol and lupid profile with/without medicine ?

DBCM (AM) General Physician
Alternative Medicine
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Without medicine cure is through taking Proper Diet without fats, exercise,fresh fruits salads,fiber Try (Homeo) Allium Sat Q 5-7 drops in little water twice a day for considerable period.

I am aged 62. No health issues till now. However my BP is 94/132. Should I start taking medicines now?

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You need to take 2 more readings for bp. If all 3 are high we need to start you on medicines for bp. U can ping me in private chat with ur bp readings. [Automatically added by Lybrate] Click "Consult Dr. Hardik Thakker" below to consult privately with the doctor.
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