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Dr. Ravi T Santosham

MBBS, MD - Pulmonary Medicine, Fellowship in Pulmonology

Pulmonologist, Chennai

44 Years Experience  ·  1000 at clinic
Dr. Ravi T Santosham MBBS, MD - Pulmonary Medicine, Fellowship in Pulmonology Pulmonologist, Chennai
44 Years Experience  ·  1000 at clinic
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I'm a caring, skilled professional, dedicated to simplifying what is often a very complicated and confusing area of health care.
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Dr. Ravi T Santosham is a trusted Pulmonologist in Egmore, Chennai. Doctor has helped numerous patients in his/her 44 years of experience as a Pulmonologist. Doctor is a qualified MBBS, MD - Pulmonary Medicine, Fellowship in Pulmonology . You can visit him/her at Santosham Chest Hospital in Egmore, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Ravi T Santosham and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Education
MBBS - University of Madras - 1973
MD - Pulmonary Medicine - University of Madras - 1980
Fellowship in Pulmonology - American College Of Chest Physicians - 1986
Awards and Recognitions
Governor's Community Service Award , American College of Chest Physicians
Best Doctor Award , MGR University
Professional Memberships
Tamilnadu Medical Council
Asthma Foundation of India

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70, Old Number 155, Egmore High Road. Landmark : Opposite To Presidency Girls Higher Secondary SchoolChennai Get Directions
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Hi this is chaitanya my daughter has 4 years and she has tonsils problem my daughter said 'it is is 4th stage so baby suffers alot so you need to go for operation" is it correct age for operation.

MBBS, Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO)
ENT Specialist, Bangalore
For conventional Tonsillectomy Surgery - 5 years for LASER assisted Ablation of the Tonsils or Coblation Wand Tonsillotomy - 3 years is also okay if the problem is severe!
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What is the symptoms of starting stage of cancer during. Am suffering for cough from since 2 day and with cold. So Sir please tell me what is the solution and what I take a precautions and what I do. Thanking you sir.

CCEBDM, PG Diploma In Clinical cardiology, MBBS
General Physician, Ghaziabad
1. Avoid exposure to cold 2. Take bath with little warm water 3. Do steam inhalation regularly at least once a day 4. Warm salt water gargles daily 5 no cold water / cold drinks / ice creams and so on for med contact on private chat.
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He has a sharp pain in left side of chest. It pains when he is sleeping. It pains more while breathing in or breathing out. Why does it happens?

MBBS
General Physician, Trivandrum
He has a sharp pain in left side of chest. It pains when he is sleeping. It pains more while breathing in or breathin...
You maybe most probably suffering from gastritis or gastro esophageal reflux disease. You have to avoid spicy and fried foods. Also avoid junk food and fast food. If your problems are worse, you need to take an ecg and take medications. Consult me in private for prescription medications.
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I am a tuberculosis present. My tuberculosis is situated in neck. Please give me some medicine for this.

PGDCC, MD(Chest), PG Dip.Clin.Cardiology
Pulmonologist, Ghaziabad
Tuberculosis any where needs methodical, systematic and supervised treatment with multiple antitubercular drugs in doses according to your weight and stature. Get in contact with a good Physician and take 9 month full treatment. Treatment unsupervised by a doctor may cause treatment failure which is very serious issue.
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My friend has asthma problem 3 years ago. But now it is minor but she still needs inhaler sometimes. What can I do to help her get rid of asthma totally.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
Asthma can be controlled only not cured...just avoid the stimulus causing asthmatic attacks like stress..dust...etc. .take ur inhalalers regularly... Drink plenty of fluids
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I have cough and problem in breathing sometimes at night in sleeping. What Should I do sir? --

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
You may be having asthmatic bronchitis.Do warm saline gurgling,steam inhalation 3-4 times daily , take cough syrup. If no relief you have to take antibiotic after consulting doctor
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Hi I've been suffering from recurring sinus infections for about 6 months now, my right nostril is fully blocked with what I can feel is a blockage of mucus in my top right nostril, I've tried to clean out with hot water and salt but doesn't get it all out. I can blow so much out until I get a headache and my nose starts to hurt, I've tried every nasal spray and anti histamines but got to stop taking them as I think it's causing more damage to my nose and making me very sensitive to sun light.

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Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Hi I've been suffering from recurring sinus infections for about 6 months now, my right nostril is fully blocked with...
Hello, Not to worry, we care Sinusitis means inflammation of mucous membranes lining the para-nasal sinuses. Its often follows the common cold, influenza and other general infection. A faulty diet is real cause of sinus trouble. A vitamin A is best insurance against cold n sinus trouble. Use Cow’s Milk, Curds, Pumpkin, leafy vegetable, tomato, orange, mango, carrot, papaya add years diet plan. Continue with Jalaneti n sutraneti Avoid Cold Drink’s n fast foods Use to take cow’s urine ark in early morning n use pure cow’s Ghee 2 drops as nasal drops 3 times a day, wish Stay Healthy n Happy.
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I am suffering from breathing problem so what cure will I take to make me health y.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Few tips for breathing problems- Avoid any triggering factor, take folic acid regularly, eat a healthy diet , always be stress free , exercise regularly
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There's currently no cure for asthma, but there are simple treatments that can help keep the symptoms under control so it doesn't have a significant impact on your life?

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
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Hi take ginger tea mixed with 2-3 crushed garlic cloves. Massaging the chest with warm sesame oil mixed with salt helps to loosen the phlegm deposited in the chest, especially, when followed with steam inhalation. Take shwas kuthar ras twice a day. Pranacharya asthamin capsule 1-1 twice a day. And pranacharya shwas vikarasav 2-2 tsf twice a day. 1-1 drop of cow ghee in both nostrils at night time before sleep. Take hot water steam.
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Sir my friend suffered from asthma in his childhood due to heredity but now he is cured as he says but last few months we are sharing cigrate to each other due to which I fell sour in my throat every time and too much mucus does this is the symptom of asthma I feel irritation in my throat and too much mucus and some gur gur like voice coming out from my throat and sometime from my lungs also I do not know what to do please help me.

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Homeopath, Mumbai
Sir my friend suffered from asthma in his childhood due to heredity but now he is cured as he says but last few month...
Your sharing a cigarette with your asthmatic friend cannot give you the kind of problem you mention. It is more likely that the smoke you inhaled could have caused this throat irritation and bronchitis because of which you hear the sounds you are hearing. Cut down on your smoking and lead a healthy life. You are not an asthmatic as of now. Also suggest your ex-asthmatic friend to give up smoking as he could simply have a relapse and this time he may not be so lucky as to get out of the disease. All the best and take care.
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I am suffering from bronchial asthma. Medicines are not working effectively. In last 20 years this the first time that inhalers with ab phylline tablets are not sufficient. Kindly help.

General Physician (AM)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Chandigarh
An attack may be brought on by contact with substances to which the person is sensitive and emotional or dietary factors should not be overlooked. A sudden change of temperature can bring on an attack. Some alleviation of the symptoms may be obtained with the use of the appropriate tissue salts. Consult privately so as to question you to ascertain your personality and ailment. Permanent cure is available in biochemics. In the mean time try cuprum ars, kali phos 12x 4 pills 4 times.
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I have been feeling breathless from last two three months. Entire day I have to take deep breaths. Right side of my nose has been blocked from over 2-3 years and I have been careless enough to not take care of it. What immediate steps are required at the moment. Kindly guide me so that I can get rid of these problems.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Hi take ginger tea mixed with 2-3 crushed garlic cloves. Massaging the chest with warm sesame oil mixed with salt helps to loosen the phlegm deposited in the chest, especially, when followed with steam inhalation. Take shwas kuthar ras twice a day. Pranacharya asthamin capsule 1-1 twice a day. And pranacharya shwas vikarasav 2-2 tsf twice a day. 1-1 drop of cow ghee in both nostrils at night time before sleep. Take hot water steam.
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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 ...
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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Irregular Heartbeat - Signs And Symptoms To Be Alert For!

Clinical Cardiology, MD - Consultant Physician
Cardiologist, Surat
Irregular Heartbeat - Signs And Symptoms To Be Alert For!

Atrial fibrillation is a form of irregular heartbeat or arrhythmia, which you may experience due to a problem in the electrical system of the heart. Such a problem causes the upper parts of the heart or the atria to fibrillate. Due to this quivering, the normal rhythm between the lower parts of the heart and the atria gets disrupted. The ventricles are likely to beat faster in an irregular rhythm. This is a severe condition where the blood may get collected in the atria; this could lead to the formation of blood clots. These clots can block the blood flow and lead to a stroke.

Causes
Several conditions cause strain and damage to the heart. These include the following:

  1. High blood pressure or hypertension
  2. Heart attack
  3. Valvular diseases
  4. Coronary artery disease
  5. Medical problems like heart failure, lung diseases, high level of thyroid or pneumonia
  6. Heart surgeries
  7. Excess consumption of alcohol

Symptoms
The primary symptoms of atrial fibrillation include the following:

  1. Light-headedness and dizziness
  2. Shortness of breath
  3. Feeling weak and fatigued
  4. Feeling as if the heart is pounding, fluttering or racing (known as palpitations)
  5. Feeling that the beating of the heart is uneven
  6. Chest pain and fainting

In many cases of atrial fibrillation, the symptoms may be absent.

Diagnosis
Conducting several tests, physical examinations and an analysis of your health history is the first step towards diagnosing atrial fibrillation. An electrocardiogram (ECG) needs to be carried out for the detection of this condition. This test is performed for checking problems regarding the electrical activity of the heart. Other laboratory tests and an echocardiogram maybe required as well. An echocardiogram helps in observing the pumping function of the heart and to check whether the valves have been damaged.

Treatment
The treatment options for atrial fibrillation depend on the cause, symptoms and the risks of getting a stroke. Several medicines are used for treatment along with other methods. They are as follows:

  1. Blood thinning medicines for the prevention of a stroke.
  2. Heart rate control medicines which will prevent irregular beating of the heart.
  3. Rhythm control medicines for restoring the heart’s rhythm to normal.
  4. A process known as cardioversion may be used to bring the heartbeat to a normal rhythm. This can be carried out by medicines or an electric shock therapy known as electrical cardioversion.
  5. In case of severe symptoms, ablation may be carried out where the affected areas of the heart are destroyed by the creation of a scar tissue.

For the best diagnosis and treatment of atrial fibrillation, you must consult a doctor as soon as you start experiencing the symptoms of the condition. A doctor will prescribe all that you need for an effective treatment.

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I m suffering from dry cough. Also have chest pain in both sides. So tell me the remedies for disease.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I m suffering from dry cough. Also have chest pain in both sides. So tell me the remedies for disease.
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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Hi Sir/Mam, Mujhe 4-5 din se nazla zukham tha! Kal raat ko mujhe Vomiting hui Sirf Paani paani tha Khatta jaisa! Uske baad maine Jab Spitt Kia Cough to usmein thoda thoda Blood tha! Iski wajah kya hai? Nazla hi hai ya kuch aur! Mujhe thoda late digest hota hai! please advice me!

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Blood in cough can b efrom gums, throat, bronchial tubes or lungs. Try any antihistamine and if no relief get xray chest, cbc esr and sputum afb to know cause
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I have a sinus problem and usually have a headache. What's the medicine for that?

Ph.D - Ayurveda, MD - Ayurveda, Diploma in Diet and Nutrition, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Diploma Yoga
Ayurveda, Jaipur
For proper treatment you may go for ayurveda's nasya karma therapy would cure your sinuses and make things better for you. These are specialised panchakarma procedures for sinusitis. The use of some specific herbal oil drops in the nose clears the passage in the nose and cures the problem.
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She is having asthma from a very long time so what is the best practice or medicine to keep it under control.

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Take controller inhaled medicine, after spirometry and a respiratory phy consultation. Avoid trigers.
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