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Dr. Rudrappa

Cardiologist, Chennai

300 at clinic
Dr. Rudrappa Cardiologist, Chennai
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Dr. Rudrappa is an experienced Cardiologist in Parrys, Chennai. Doctor is currently practising at Dr Kamakshi National Hospital in Parrys, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Rudrappa on Lybrate.com.

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I had a heart stroke 4 years ago. What regular checkups nd precautions do I need?

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I had a heart stroke 4 years ago. What regular checkups nd precautions do I need?
By writing heart stroke you mean heart attack ? Stroke is attack due to blockage of blood supply to brain like heat attack is due to similar reason for the heart. Write again with the type of symptoms , if any .
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Dear sir/mam My father is heart stent patient. His operation is done on twelve days ago. I have write the medicine please told me that this medicine is right. And you are recommended what is good medicine for health. And please told me that medicine eat to life long or few month.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Dear sir/mam My father is heart stent patient. His operation is done on twelve days ago. I have write the medicine pl...
Yes, medicines are for life to prevent another heart attack, but do modify lifestyle by eating heart friendly diet like fresh fruits and vegetables plus exercise in moderation like simple walks.
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Hi doctor, I has take a medical check up . Problem detected below. DIRECT LDL CHOLESTEROL - 131 MG/ DL CREATININE (SPECTROPHOTOMETRY)- 0.07 MG/DL BILIRUBIN, TOTAL - 1.10 MG/DL HYDEROXYVITAMIN D - 25.86 NG/ML please suggest as per above results. My age is 27 years old.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Hi doctor,
I has take a medical check up . Problem detected below.
DIRECT LDL CHOLESTEROL - 131 MG/ DL
CREATININE (SP...
Hi all your tests are normal except there is vitamin d insufficiency. The sun's rays provide warmth and light that enhance your general feeling of well-being and stimulate blood circulation. Some uv radiation is essential to the body as it stimulates the production of vitamin d. Vitamin d has an important function in increasing calcium and phosphorus absorption from food and plays a crucial role in skeletal development, immune function and blood cell formation. There is no doubt that a little sunlight is good for you! but 5 to 15 minutes of casual sun exposure of hands, face and arms two to three times a week during the summer months is sufficient to keep your vitamin d levels high. Closer to the equator, where uv levels are higher, even shorter periods of exposure suffice. Hence, for most people, vitamin d deficiency is unlikely. Possible exceptions are those who have very limited sun exposure such as the housebound elderly, or those with heavily pigmented skin who live in high-latitude countries where uv levels are relatively low. Recognising the need for vitamin d, many countries have introduced supplements into common food like flour, cereals and milk. Naturally occurring vitamin d is very rare in our diet, it is present mainly in fatty fish and cod liver oil.
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How long can I take medicine for cholesterol? What are the side effects? Is long-term use harmful?

MBBS, MD-General Medicine, DM - Cardiology
Cardiologist, Secunderabad
How long can I take medicine for cholesterol? What are the side effects? Is long-term use harmful?
Cholesterol medicine is given to patients who have risk of heart disease or known case of heart disease. In case of young person like you its not needed unless you have very high level of cholesterol. In either case one has to continue it for lifelong. Yes, there are certain side effects, but the risk is minimal.
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I am 45 years old man. I have diabetes for last 10 years and being used medicines. How to control without medicine? I do not have Blood pressure. Further, I do not have children. After concerned tests made, found that azoospermia. For this, I have used home medicine for 2 years and for 6 month used ayurved medicine. But, result 0. I need suggestion for all.

Diploma in Diabetology, Pregnancy & Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Prevention in Diabetes ,Thyroid
General Physician, Sri Ganganagar
I am 45 years old man. I have diabetes for last 10 years and being used medicines. How to control without medicine? I...
Please change your life style for diabetes means reduce wait to 70 kg. Diet = small frequent meal salad full plate before each meal. Roti miss without ghee 1-2 each time, chew well eat slowly. Take fruit in between meal. Brisk walking 30-60 min / day.
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My ldl cholesterol is 155. Is it high?

MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist,
My ldl cholesterol is 155. Is it high?
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. Take anti cholesterol medicines .
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I get frequent anxiety episodes, due to any smallest reason resultenting to bp and headaches. Please advice. What to do?

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
Everybody has tensions and stress. What is important is how you perceive the stress and react to it. Counselling helps to modify your perceptions to situations which make you anxious. 1. See the problem in small bits and pieces and try to solve each piece separately. Don't look at the problem as a whole because it can be very overwhelming and scary. See, which parts you can solve on your own and where you can take help from others. Do you need to learn an extra skill to be able to solve a particular part of the problem? then learn that skill. For eg. If you get anxious about your finances and don't know how to manage it well enough to cover you for the future, then take help of friends, experts who know the subject well. Also you can learn yourself some ways to manage your funds better. You can take classes or go on the net to educate yourself etc. 2. Everybody makes mistakes and nobody is perfect. Make room for mistakes and errors. This way you will learn from your errors and help in making better judgement next time. 3. Take external help: you need not take all the pressure. Delegate jobs to people who have the time and the knowledge to do it. It's important to network and have a sound support system of friends, colleagues, relatives, professionals, who can pitch in at the time of need. 4. Prioritise: learn to prioritise tasks and identify which are not important and do less of those. This way you will have more time on your hands to attend to what is more important. 5. Organise and plan: try to foresee the future and predict what can happen and then have a plan. If one plan fails, then have a backup plan. Successful people usually think through their problems from different angles and come up with different solutions if one doesn't work out. 6. Be flexible: be alert and notice if things are not working out the way you had wanted. Be ready to make last minute changes to your plan. It doesn't mean that you had made a mistake, it just means that some things are beyond your control and these things may not happen as you had predicted. You are willing to modify. 7. Have hope and faith: that's the most important aspect. Have hope that things will work out well. If not now. Maybe later. Have faith in your own strengths and other people. Trust god and leave it to him. If it has to happen it will one day. Meanwhile, tell yourself that you did your best. If things don't work out, then don't be hard on yourself and others. There's always another day. Cheers.
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Sir, i have snoring problem at night. I also suffering from high blood pressure over 11 years.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Mumbai
Regularly do breathing excerses like kapal batti, pranayam and avoid cold foods and drinks which cause cough accumulation in the naso pharyngeal passage. Eat dinner early by 8 pm
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I am 43 year old and my tricliricide level in blood is 450. My doctor prescribed a medicine Pivasta 4.Now it is 186. Is there any way to reduce it without drug or I have to take the medicine for life long. What could be possible side effect of the medicine.

MDP, MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Koraput
I am 43 year old and my tricliricide level in blood is 450. My doctor prescribed a medicine Pivasta 4.Now it is 186. ...
Reduce your fatty food, acidic food and take alkaline and starch food. No need to continue lifelong medicine. But before you stop, consult your doctor physically.
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I am the patient of high bp . I am taking alopathic medicine from last 10 yrs. Now I am 48 years old. My weight is 89 kg and hight is 5fit 9 inch. I am also taking cholesterol medicine from 5 yrs. Before 7 days ago I have tasted my lipid profile which is normal. My bp also showing normal . I want to be a normal bp man and wish to stop my alopathic medicine. Kindly advice ,if you have any remedy for me. I do not have any physical activities at all. I am doing my job for 9 hrs on a chair before computer.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am the patient of high bp . I am taking alopathic medicine from last 10 yrs. Now I am 48 years old. My weight is 89...
Hello, you can start Homoeopathic medicines along with Allopathic medication. you can not stop allopathic medication abruptly because there may be withdrawl effects. Take Rauvolfia 1X , 2 tabs once daily. Arborium plus , 2 tsp twice daily. Please consult for the further guidance.
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Hello, I want to ask about my mother. We have noticed that at night her BP increases to around 140. Why BP increase at night? She has done ECG and ECHO test around 2 months ago and it was fine.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Hello,
I want to ask about my mother. We have noticed that at night her BP increases to around 140. Why BP increase a...
1. Do regular aerobic exercise like brisk walking 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, 6avoid excess tea/coffee 7. Avoid stress, anxiety, physical and mental exertion 8. Do yoga, meditation, and deep breathing exercise if possible 9. Monitor your bp regularly and consult physician for treatment 10. Have adequate sleep for 7-8 hours daily.
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I am suffering from dry cough and chest pain what should I done suggest me please.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am suffering from dry cough and chest pain what should I done suggest me please.
1. Do warm saline gurgling 3-4 times daily 2. Take viscodyne d syrup 2tsf thrice daily 3. You may have to take antibiotic along with it and carry out investigations including x ray chest after consulting physician, if no relief 4. Avoid smoking.
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I am 60 year old diabetic, my fasting level is 140 blood pressure is 160/90 problem in legs nerves. Kft is ok.

BHMS, MD - Alternate Medicine
Homeopath, Nagpur
Oh are you obese? You might be having diabetic neuropathy. Homoeopathy works very well for it. Call 9730111107 for treatment.
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I am 58 year old. I am taking one Telminorm AM-40 one tablet daily for BP. Recently I was suffering in cold fever for 3 days. Stop telminorm AM-40. But now my bp is low 110/90. What shall I do. I will take the BP medicine or not?

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
bp tablet once started has to be taken lifelong...u can get the dosage reduced of it i.e. half tablet daily or simpy amlodipine ,without telmisartan...there are lot of options
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I am aged 61 years female having total cholestrol 218, hdl 44, ldl 146, vldl 28, trig 140, ratio 4.9. 1. No bp & no diab.

General Physician (AM)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Chandigarh
Try eatng lots of garlic. If you cant have it get it homeopathically allium sativum q,(biochemic) nat phos 30x, kali dichrom, avoid all types of fats and red meat. Treatment is available, safe and without side effects in biochemic system of medication. Consult me in private.
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My aunt suffering from heart problem. When environment is cold. She suddenly increases her bp. Give a tip for this.

MBBS, M.S, M. Ch, F.I.A.C.S
Cardiologist, Chennai
My aunt suffering from heart problem. When environment is cold. She suddenly increases her bp. Give a tip for this.
Warm clothing to cover the chest during winter is recommended. Plenty of vegetable and fruits. Exercise like walking. Salt less than 2g/ day. Check blood glucose. Take medicines regularly. Meditation is good.
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13 Ways to Lower Blood Pressure

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
13 Ways to Lower Blood Pressure

13 ways to lower blood pressure:

1. Go for power walks

Hypertensive patients who went for fitness walks at a brisk pace lowered pressure by almost 8 mmhg over 6 mmhg. Exercise helps the heart use oxygen more efficiently, so it doesn't work as hard to pump blood. Get a vigorous cardio workout of at least 30 minutes on most days of the week. Try increasing speed or distance so you keep challenging your ticker.


2. Breathe deeply

Slow breathing and meditative practices such as qigong, yoga, and tai chi decrease stress hormones, which elevate renin, a kidney enzyme that raises blood pressure. Try 5 minutes in the morning and at night. Inhale deeply and expand your belly. Exhale and release all of your tension. (try these stress-busting yoga poses to relieve tension and check out this gorgeous yoga mat to complement your practice.)

3. Pick potatoes

Loading up on potassium-rich fruits and vegetables is an important part of any blood pressure-lowering program, says linda van horn, phd, rd, professor of preventive medicine at northwestern university feinberg school of medical. Aim for potassium levels of 2, 000 to 4, 000 mg a day, she says. Top sources of potassium-rich produce include sweet potatoes, tomatoes, orange juice, potatoes, bananas, kidney beans, peas, cantaloupe, honeydew melon, and dried fruits such as prunes and raisins.

4. Be salt smart

Certain groups of people—the elderly, african americans, and those with a family history of high blood pressure—are more likely than others to have blood pressure that's particularly salt (or sodium) sensitive. But because there's no way to tell whether any one individual is sodium sensitive, everyone should lower his sodium intake, says eva obarzanek, phd, a research nutritionist at the national heart, lung, and blood institute. How far? to 1, 500 mg daily, about half the average american intake, she says. (half a teaspoon of salt contains about 1, 200 mg of sodium.) cutting sodium means more than going easy on the saltshaker, which contributes just 15% of the sodium in the typical american diet. Watch for sodium in processed foods, obarzanek warns. That’s where most of the sodium in your diet comes from, she says. Season foods with spices, herbs, lemon, and salt-free seasoning blends. (for more ways to reduce your sodium, see 6 simple ways to lower your salt intake.)

5. Indulge in dark chocolate

Dark chocolate varieties contain flavanols that make blood vessels more elastic. In one study, 18% of patients who ate it every day saw blood pressure decrease. Have ½ ounce daily (make sure it contains at least 70% cocoa, like these cacao wafers).

6. Take a supplement

In a review of 12 studies, researchers found that coenzyme q10 reduced blood pressure by up to 17 mmhg over 10 mmhg. The antioxidant, required for energy production, dilates blood vessels. Ask your doctor about taking a 60 to 100 mg supplement up to 3 times a day.

7. Drink (a little) alcohol

According to a review of 15 studies, the less you drink, the lower your blood pressure will drop—to a point. A study of women at boston's brigham and women's hospital, for example, found that light drinking (defined as one-quarter to one-half a drink per day for a woman) may actually reduce blood pressure more than no drinks per day. One" drink" is 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of spirits. Other studies have also found that moderate drinking—up to one drink a day for a woman, two for a man—can lower risks of heart disease" high levels of alcohol are clearly detrimental" says obarzanek" but moderate alcohol is protective of the heart. If you are going to drink, drink moderately"


8. Switch to decaf coffee

Scientists have long debated the effects of caffeine on blood pressure. Some studies have shown no effect, but one from duke university medical center found that caffeine consumption of 500 mg—roughly three 8-ounce cups of coffee—increased blood pressure by 4 mmhg, and that effect lasted until bedtime. For reference, 8 ounces of drip coffee contain 100 to 125 mg; the same amount of tea, 50 mg; an equal quantity of cola, about 40 mg. Caffeine can raise blood pressure by tightening blood vessels and by magnifying the effects of stress, says jim lane, phd, associate research professor at duke and the lead author of the study" when you're under stress, your heart starts pumping a lot more blood, boosting blood pressure" he says" and caffeine exaggerates that effect" if you drink a lot of joe, pour more decaf to protect your ticker.

9. Take up tea

Lowering high blood pressure is as easy as one, two, tea: study participants who sipped 3 cups of a hibiscus tea daily lowered systolic blood pressure by 7 points in 6 weeks on average, say researchers from tufts university—results on par with many prescription medications. Those who received a placebo drink improved their reading by only 1 point. The phytochemicals in hibiscus are probably responsible for the large reduction in high blood pressure, say the study authors. Many herbal teas contain hibiscus; look for blends that list it near the top of the chart of ingredients—this often indicates a higher concentration per serving. (see when your tea is perfectly steeped using this elegant glass teapot with infuser.)

10. Work (a bit) less

Putting in more than 41 hours per week at the office raises your risk of hypertension by 15%, according to a university of california, irvine, study of 24, 205 california residents. Overtime makes it hard to exercise and eat healthy, says haiou yang, phd, the lead researcher. It may be difficult to clock out super early in today’s tough economic times, but try to leave at a decent hour—so you can go to the gym or cook a healthy meal—as often as possible. Set an end-of-day message on your computer as a reminder to turn it off and go home. Follow these tips to make your weekends stress-free.

11. Relax with music

Need to bring down your blood pressure a bit more than medication or lifestyle changes can do alone? the right tunes can help, according to researchers at the university of florence in italy. They asked 28 adults who were already taking hypertension pills to listen to soothing classical, celtic, or indian music for 30 minutes daily while breathing slowly. After a week, the listeners had lowered their average systolic reading by 3.2 points; a month later, readings were down 4.4 points.

12. Seek help for snoring

It's time to heed your partner's complaints and get that snoring checked out. Loud, incessant snores are one of the main symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea (osa). University of alabama researchers found that many sleep apnea sufferers also had high levels of aldosterone, a hormone that can boost blood pressure. In fact, it's estimated that half of all people with sleep apnea have high blood pressure. If you have sleep apnea, you may experience many brief yet potentially life-threatening interruptions in your breathing while you sleep. In addition to loud snoring, excessive daytime tiredness and early morning headaches are also good clues. If you have high blood pressure, ask your doctor if OSA could be behind it; treating sleep apnea may lower aldosterone levels and improve bp.


13. Jump for soy

A study from circulation: journal of the american heart association found for the first time that replacing some of the refined carbohydrates in your diet with foods high in soy or milk protein, such as low-fat dairy, can bring down systolic blood pressure if you have hypertension or prehypertension.

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I am suffering from dry cough for the last two weeks and I have chest pain whenever I cough hard. Can you suggest me what should we done in this type of situation?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am suffering from dry cough for the last two weeks and I have chest pain whenever I cough hard. Can you suggest me ...
1. Do warm saline gurgling 3-4 times daily 2. Take viscodyne d syrup 2tsf thrice daily 3. You may have to take antibiotic along with it and carry out investigations including x ray chest after consulting physician, if no relief4. Avoid smoking if you smoke.
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