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Dr. Rudrappa is a renowned Cardiologist in Purasaivakkam, Chennai. You can visit him/her at Narayana Hospital in Purasaivakkam, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Rudrappa on Lybrate.com.

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Heart Attack - Signs to Watch Out For!

M.B.B.S. , PG Diploma In Clinical Cardiology
Cardiologist, Delhi
Heart Attack - Signs to Watch Out For!

A heart attack is caused if the blood flow to the heart is somehow obstructed by fat deposits, cholesterol or other substances, thereby, forming a plaque in the arteries. The disruption in this flow of blood destroys a part of the heart muscle and may prove to be fatal if not treated right on time.

Not every heart attack starts with a sudden crushing pain in the chest. In fact, about 30 per cent of the cases haven’t yielded any such symptom. However, the signs may vary from one person to another:

  1. Heart attack might start slowly causing only mild discomfort or pain initially. The symptoms happen to be sudden and intense, persisting for several hours.
  2. Mostly heart attack induces pain on the left side or the center of the chest. The discomfort generally persists for a few minutes. It can even result in a feeling of indigestion or heart burn, fullness, squeezing and pressure which can turn from mild to severe.
  3. One might also experience an aching sensation in the upper stomach, jaw, neck, shoulders, back or both of the arms.
  4. Shortness of breath is one of those very common symptoms.
  5. Other common symptoms include excessive sweating, exhaustion, vomiting, nausea, sudden dizziness or light-heartedness.

How can you tell a heart attack from a mere panic attack?
Panic attack occurs even more suddenly and induces intense fear, extracting extreme reactions for something relatively harmless. Once the attack subsides, one usually feels week on the knees and tender near the gut. Some of the symptoms exclusive to a panic attack include a feeling of detachment, numbness, hot flashes, chills and tightness experienced in and around the throat, tremors (primarily of the hands) and a constant fear of losing control or of an impending danger.

Although many indications of a heart attack might happen to overlap with those of a panic attack, there are still a few noteworthy differences between the two. Watch out for those signs and get yourself diagnosed properly. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a cardiologist and ask a free question.

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Recently after reading the ECG, Chief Physician asked us to consult a Cardiologist. He advised for taking a Echogram. Doctor said that there is nothing to worry at all about the Heart but the Heart is slightly larger due to the fact that my wife is a BP patient for over 15 years, taking amlopres L regularly. He said BP patients do generally have a slightly bigger heart. My wife is having gum problems as well she is not having arousal and desire. Do you want me to do any specific Test for Heart functioning and if so what are the tests to be carried out. My Wife is 58 years old.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Recently after reading the ECG, Chief Physician asked us to consult a Cardiologist. He advised for taking a Echogram....
Dear lybrateuser, -if the cardiologist has not recommended any further tests then not required -she should do exercise like regular brisk walking for about an hour on most days of the week to reduce her weight -avoid fried, junk food & amount of daily saturated & trans fat in diet, more fruits & vegetables in daily diet -do check for her blood sugar levels as her probems as mentioned by you could be due to high sugar levels or side effect of bp drugs she is taking -also get her checked up by a dentist for her gum problem.
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I am 38 years old suffering from gerd from the last 1 year, gone through with 2 endoscopy, LES was found in that, feeling discomfortness in chest whole day, situation go worsen in the night, what should I do.

MBBS
General Physician,
I am 38 years old suffering from gerd from the last 1 year, gone through with 2 endoscopy, LES was found in that, fee...
Check with the biopsy report they had taken. If biopsy is normal. Then it is well and good. Avoid starvation. Avoid spicy and junk food. Avoid lying down immediately after your meals. Take 20-30min after you ate to get to bed. Take lot of milk, plenty of water, fruits like pomogranette banana apple. Avoid lemon orange grapes. Avoid alcohol, smoking, and last but not least stress. Follow this for one month. You will feel much better.
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I am 20 year boy. Sometime have instant pain in my chest. What I do? please tell me.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am 20 year boy. Sometime have instant pain in my chest. What I do? please tell me.
1.For your age pain chest could be due to anxiety, stress, Physical and mental strain 2. Avoid stress and strain 3.Do regular exercise, Yoga, Meditation, deep breathing exercise like pranayama etc. It will calm your mind, control your emotion and relieve stress 4.Take paracetamol 500mg one tablet sos after food up to a maximum of three tablets daily, 5. Drink plenty of water and take rest.6.if you have recurrent attack of chest pain take ECG and consult cardiologist.
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I have pain in my left side near the heart. Few days back some accident happened with me on which I strike with some object near the heart. Not on the heart and my age is 33 year old.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I have pain in my left side near the heart. Few days back some accident happened with me on which I strike with some ...
Hello, take arnica 200, 5 drops, daily twice a day. Apply topi arnica on the painful area , twice day. if you does not get relief in 10 days then go for a chest x-ray and revert.
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My chest pains whenever I move my body or lift something heavy what should I do to get rid of it?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My chest pains whenever I move my body or lift something heavy what should I do to get rid of it?
It seems to be a muscular pain and for pain take tablet paracetamol 650 mg and take physiotherapy treatment till recovery.
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I am 48yrs, have diabetic and high BP. How I know that my heart is healthy. Pse suggest how I keep my hearth healthy. Thank you.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
I am 48yrs, have diabetic and high BP. How I know that my heart is healthy. Pse suggest how I keep  my hearth healthy...
Keep your sugar and bp under control. Perform 1hr exercises or go for a walk for1 hr daily. Avoid oil fried food and sweets. Check out your cholesterol levels by doing lipid profile once in 6 months and see that the results are within normal range. Be active by avoiding sedentary life style.
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My BP was 210/90 during treadmill Test. My normal BP is 132/90. sometimes heavy exercise it goes to 145/100 after fortnight it was 130/90. I need medicine for BP or this is a normal situation?

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
My BP was 210/90 during treadmill Test. My normal BP is 132/90. sometimes heavy exercise it goes to 145/100 after for...
As per your concern i would suggest you to do following remedy 1. Take 1 tsp of dried watermelon seeds 2. Add 1 tsp of cuscus powder 3. Crush the mixture 4. Have this once in the morning and the evening 5. Consume for 3-4 weeks Causes: • Obesity • High salt intake • Alcohol consumption • Mental or physical stress This will help with your concern
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My daughter, aged 29 and weight 48 KG is having Low BP which sometimes comes down to 85/55. She generally takes good diet and always avoid junk food, cold drinks or such sort of things. Cactus Q is of no help. Other symptoms are: Heavy Dandruff Falling of hair Dry skin Please advise. Thanks.

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Daily cleansing with a gentle shampoo to reduce oiliness and skin cell buildup can often help mild dandruff. Shampooing with tea tree oil can also help eliminating dandruff. For severe dandruff antibacterial and antifungal shampoos as prescribed by me can reduce the fungus on your scalp that can cause dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis. But never self treat fungal dandruff as it may develop resistance and cause lifelong probems do reply back for medication prescriptions. Being also a general physician and registered dietitian, I prescribe both evidence based herbal as well as allopathic medicines complementing with dietary guidelines and home remedies carefully personalized for each individual patient.
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I have a pain in my left chest after a long run. I want to know how this happen n how can I protect from this.

MD-Physician, PGDCC
Cardiologist, Jaipur
I have a pain in my left chest after a long run. I want to know how this happen n how can I protect from this.
Hello, this could be due to some congenital heart defect. It can be due to anemia and commonly due to muscle spasm. Check hb levels, and do a 2d echo to rule-out the heart disease.
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