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Dr. S.Somasundaram is a popular Cardiologist in West Mambalam, Chennai. You can consult Dr. S.Somasundaram at Ezhil Hospital in West Mambalam, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. S.Somasundaram on Lybrate.com.

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I'm facing a problem in my chest since a few weeks like congestion with symptoms of GERD.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I'm facing a problem in my chest since a few weeks like congestion with symptoms of GERD.
Take tablet Pan-D before breakfast on empty stomach for three months and always to take a gap of a week before starting it again only if necessary.
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I am 31 years old. My weight is 85 kg. I have lots of stress, tension and depression symptoms these days due to personal reasons. Due to this my b. P becomes high while during sleep and because of this I feel numbness in my hand and sometime in legs what should I do? What type of diet and exercises should I do so that I could avoid medicines. Can I take himalaya lasuna for this. Because I do not want take allopathy medicines. Regards.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
I am 31 years old. My weight is 85 kg. I have lots of stress, tension and depression symptoms these days due to perso...
Hi lybrate-user, its really important you discuss your issues with a psychologist, its confidential and help you deal with thing better. In the mean time, do following: get enough sleep. Give your body the sleep it wants, and your stress levels will take a nosedive. Sleep is a mechanism by which your body recuperates and restores its energy reserves. If you're not getting enough sleep, your body will use stress to keep you active and alert in the absence of stored energy. Most adults need at least 7-8 hours of sleep per night.[4] young children and older adults need more, about 9-10 hours of sleep per night. Get into regular sleeping habits. If you can, try to go to bed and wake up at the same time each night and morning. Routinizing your sleep cycle will teach your body when it's supposed to go to be tired, aiding in better sleep and less sleep deprivation. Eat properly. Your body needs to be healthy, strong, happy and properly fueled to help you tackle stress. Like it or not, stress is a bodily reaction to anything that disturbs its natural state, meaning that your body can have a profound effect on producing and relieving stress. Water has been shown to relieve stress. That's because a dehydrated body creates cortisol, a stress hormone. An under-hydrated body creates stress to motivate the owner of the body to properly care for him/herself. Start decreasing caffeine and alcohol intake. In some cases, alcohol intake increases stress response in humans while being linked to substance dependency, a stressful condition itself. Caffeine is also responsible for raising stress levels, especially at work, so try to stick to water as a general rule. Eat a healthy breakfast and healthy snacks during the day. It is better to eat several smaller meals throughout the day than to consume three large meals. For a healthy stress-free diet, consume more complex carbohydrates such as whole-grain breads and pasta, foods high in vitamin a such as oranges, foods high in magnesium like spinach, soybeans or salmon, and black and green tea, which contain antioxidants. Start a diary or journal. You don't have to write in it every day. Writing down what's bothering you, what you've been busy with, and how you feel may help you to expel your negative emotions. Practice yoga and meditation. Although you could technically consider yoga your daily exercise, practicing the deep stretches and slow body movements will help you to clear your mind. Meditating - clearing your mind - while practicing gentle yoga will give double the relaxation effect to ease your stress. Use guided imagery to imagine a place that makes you feel at peace. Imagine somewhere that you feel happy; focus on the details to fully remove your mind from the present. Do yoga alone or in a group setting to help you learn new poses. As you advance in your yoga, you will be able to form complex stretches that force you to focus and take your mind off your stress. Practice deep relaxation by doing progressive muscle relaxation. This is when you work through your body by tensing your muscles, holding the tension for ten seconds, and then releasing it. This will soften and relieve all the muscles in your body. Avoid negative thinking. Acknowledge the positive in your life and begin to re-establish some balance in your emotional register. Avoid focusing on only the bad things that happened during your day, but consider the good as well. Stop and count your blessings. Write down even the simplest things that you have and enjoy: a roof over your head, a bed to sleep on, quality food, warmth, security, good health, friends or family. Acknowledge that not everyone has these things. Say something positive to yourself as soon as you wake up every morning. This will keep your energy and mind focused on positive thinking. Be thankful for each day that you have; you never know which one could be your last! use positive self-talk. Reinforce your resolve through positive statements such as" I can handle this, one step at a time, or" since i've been successful with this before, there's no reason why I can't do it again. Visualize positive things; this does not take long but can help you regain focus. Think about success, read about successful people. Don't admit defeat before you've been defeated. You don't deserve to beat yourself down so that you can punish yourself. Have more positive self talk. Nothing else helps intensify stress more than negative thoughts. When you start to having the feeling of defeat is the perfect time for a little reminder. You know yourself better than anyone else, and you are the perfect person to give you the reminder that it will get better. Remind yourself of all of the things you have accomplished in the past. All of those small accomplishments add up to very big ones over time. Change the words you use. Instead of saying" I can't do this, say something like" i've been able to get through this before, and I will get through it this time too.
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Hyy I'm 27 year old I have heart pain from past 3-4 months, I had done all tests they are normal, but still I have suffocation problem. What should I do?

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Hyy I'm 27 year old I have heart pain from past 3-4 months, I had done all tests they are normal, but still I have su...
If heart reports are normal, may be suffocation is due to lungs /pollution or gastric problems. Write other symptoms if any.
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Dear sir I do not have any pain in heart but my TMT report showing positive. MY BMI-22 weight-64, height 5'10' Result exercise duration-=3.53 min Max heart Rate--156 BPM Max BP--142/80 Max Work Load-5.48 METS I do not have any family history 1 Year before--TMT was ok 3 months back -ECG was ok 15 days back--Back Total cholesterol-168 HDL-52 LDL-70 triglycerides-157 I do not have any pain in chest only problem is increase heart rate-between--85-110BPM Pls suggest what I need to do.

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
Dear sir
I do not have any pain in heart but my TMT report showing positive.
MY BMI-22 weight-64, height 5'10'
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Dear lybrate-user tmt evaluates heart response to physical stress. At 39, aging sets in. The best option is to take up yogasana and meditation and follow healty food habits to support your body to remain healthy. Keep positively engaged and motivated.
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What kind of irritabilities might a patient feel after permanent pacemaker implantation, might there be any kind of odds seen at the sight of stitch?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Cardiology, Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS - Physician )
Cardiologist, Delhi
What kind of irritabilities might a patient feel after permanent pacemaker implantation, might there be any kind of o...
Stitches of a normal healthy would should not show any discharge or redness or swelling or itching. If any of these are present please show it the cardiologist who implanted the pacemaker ASAP. For the first 7-10 days patients can feel slight pain at the site but after that there should be no pain or swelling.
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My husband is feeling light pain n heaviness in left side for 10 days. Before 6 month he has taken ecg and 2d echo test. They were normal. Is this pain can b heart related? Or what is the reason?

MBBS
General Physician, Trivandrum
My husband is feeling light pain n heaviness in left side for 10 days. Before 6 month he has taken ecg and 2d echo te...
Your husband maybe most probably suffering from gastritis or gastro esophageal reflux disease. He has 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.. It could also be an infection in the lung.
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My mother does not sleep last 5 night and she having little pain at left side of chest also she is an asthma patient. Plzz suggest what should I do.

PGFCP, PGDEMS, Bachelor Of Ayurvedic Medicine And Surgery
Ayurveda, Satara
My mother does not sleep last 5 night and she having little pain at left side of chest also she is an asthma patient....
Hi… if you can follow few basic things then you will get better results in short period of time, * drink only 100-150 ml of lukewarm water during meals, * don’t drink water one hour before meals and one hour after meals, l * avoid oily, fermented and stale foods, *drink lukewarm water regularly as possible, * sleep upto 10.30 pm, * do anuloma viloma pranayam regularly early in the morning, * avoid cold things, intermittent eating, heavy foods, contact with dust and pollen grains, day time sleeping, @ TAKE 20 ml of ginger juice with 1 tsf of jiggery before meals, @ take 2 tablets of SWAS-KASA-CHINTAMANI RASA, early in the morning on empty stomach along with 1 tsf of honey and ginger juice, @ take ½ tsf of lavanbhaskar churna after meals, Do all these things for 30 days, gives you good result. THANKS.
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Sir I got bypass surgery in sept 2014 & I get check my lab & my hb is 13.10 S. Creatinine 0.8 lipid profile total cholesterol 84 S. triglycerides 76 hdl chol. 22 ldl 46.8 whether it is good or not if not suggest what to eat to increase hdl I am taking met xl 25 ecosprin 10 & also started nurokind d3.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Sir I got bypass surgery in sept 2014  & I get check my lab & my hb is 13.10 S. Creatinine 0.8 lipid profile total ch...
dear sir continue your medicines... Avoid bad habits .Avoid fast food/fat/oily,salty foods. Coffee, smoking, alcohol intake. Non-veg., take whole grain,oats,green veg.,plenty of water in day time, 1 glass of water at night before bed.
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Sir/madam, I am 33 years old my bp is 90 to 130 and my weight is 66 kgs. So I want to know how to control normal BP as well as how 2 maintain daily diet. Please tell me.

CCEBDM, PG Diploma In Clinical cardiology, MBBS
General Physician, Ghaziabad
It is good that you have become healt concious and want to lead a healthy life pl follow following strictly. 1. No alcohol 2. No smoking 3 diet- a. No ghee / butter, take small quantity of mix of veg oil- mustard, til, ground nut olive oil b. Less sugar, potato, rice c. Take green leafy vegetables. Fruits like guava, anar, water melon papaya or any other seasonal fruit d. Avoid constipation - take syp lactulose 3 spoon at night if required e. Take plenty of water during day and take 2/3 glasses of warm water first thing in the morning even before rinsing your mouth f. No tea /coffee 4. Physical activity- minimum 30 mts brisk walk in the morning 5.6- 8 hrs of sound sleep at night 6. Deep breathing exercise for 10 mts daily 7. Meditation for min 10 mts daily 8. Donot lie down immediately after meals. 9 raise your head while sleeping rt. Ok do it and report after 1 month you can contact any time for further guidance.
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Endometrium is thickened & hyperechoic (ET -- 17-18 mm.). Suggested Histopathological examination. HB - 8.60 gm% due to excess bleeding last period 17-29. Now 11-15 period bleeding is less than last period. Generally HB is 11gm%. What should we do. She is advised by Ayurveda : Amrit Juice, Pari Kalap & Green More of Moral Company. Is it right.

MD ayurveda
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
Endometrium is thickened & hyperechoic (ET -- 17-18 mm.). Suggested Histopathological examination. HB - 8.60 gm% due ...
Hello I think you should continue with ayurvedic management and simultaneously go for histopathological examination to rule out the cause. Its report will give direction to the treatment.
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I have problem of fatty liver. My ldl cholesterol is slightly more than normal level. Should I take any medicine or control it by restricted diet.

MBBS, PG Diploma in Clinical Cardiology
Cardiologist, Gurgaon
I have problem of fatty liver. My ldl cholesterol is slightly more than normal level. Should I take any medicine or c...
Sir you can control it by physical Excercise and Diet control. Daily 30 min physical and low fat diet reduces your liver fatty deposition.
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Hello sir, I have pain in my chest on the left hand side near to the heart and also omitting problem. What should I do?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Hello sir, I have pain in my chest on the left hand side near to the heart and also omitting problem. What should I do?
hi. there are many causes of chest pain. heart problems, high B.P., acidity, any injury in chest/ ribs. infection in lungs, for pain take tab. dolo 650 mg sos after meal for pain. take syp. diagene 15 ml before meal or sos when acidity occurs. inhale steam if breathing problems or cough occurs. to confirm do few CHECKUP B.P., cbc. blood sugar, x-ray chest P.A. view, avoid high cholesterol foods/oily foods. junk foods. after tests consult again to physician. welcome in lybrate.
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Hello good evening doctor, I am Arun 31 years old. I have a Problem with erectile dysfunction. In my past few years (4 years continue morning to night) l drink alcohol too much, but I not drinking for two years. I am using teltin h-40 tablet for blood pressure. Please help me. Suggest me only good medicine without side effects.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
Hello good evening doctor, I am Arun 31 years old. I have a Problem with erectile dysfunction. In my past few years (...
To solve this problem, * first you have to make your mind relaxed & free from all the thoughts. For that practice anulom-vilom pranayam in the morning for atleast 5-8 minutes daily. You can take a brisk walk for 10-15 minutes in the morning. It will lower down the stress hormones. * do yogasana namely padmasana & gorakshasana daily for 8-10 minutes. * do not make hurry in the sexual intercourse, take more time in the foreplay so that the complete erection occurs naturally. * take a sound sleep of 6-8 hours atleast. * avoid intake of peanuts, gur, til, garam masalas & tea or coffee for 4 weeks. * avoid watching any type of adult movies, books & any pictures. For medicines - stop taking shilajit capsules & take dhatupaushtik churn 1/3 teaspoon with milk in the morning after meals. Continue ashwagandha churn for 6-8 weeks.
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I am 62 yr. Male no diabetic. BP 90/130 taking tablet tenormin25 & stamlo 5.i am handicap with leg. I can't walk to long. I have corolstrol problem. I want to maintain LDL &HDL pl. Suggest me medicine for my body.

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine), Certified in Evidence Based Diabetes Management, MNAMS, MRCP (UK)
Internal Medicine Specialist, Kolkata
I am 62 yr. Male no diabetic. BP 90/130 taking tablet tenormin25 & stamlo 5.i am handicap with leg. I can't walk to l...
Thank you for the query. As per the history you have provided, you are hypertensive (BP 130/90 mm of Hg, on Tenormin 25 and Stamlo 5 mg), have hyperlipidemia (raised cholesterol) and non-diabetic. It would be helpful, if you would have posted the reprots of the lipid profile. Itis advisable to maintain your Total cholesterol <200 mg%, LDL <120 mg% and HDL >45 mg%. The Triglyceride level should be <150 mg%. Since you have limited walking capacity, you need to modify on the diet. Reduce the intake of saturated fat (ghee, butter etc) and refined carbohydrate. The Statin (Atorvastatin, Rosuvastatin) group of medications is effective in reducing cholesterol, but should be taken only after consulting your physician. Regards.
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I am 60 years old/Height-5 ft 4 Inches/Weight 68 kgs and suffering from high BP of 160. As per doctor's advice, I took 'Telmekind' tablet for 2 months but no development observed. Pl advise suitably.

BHMS
Homeopath, Moradabad
I am 60 years old/Height-5 ft 4 Inches/Weight 68 kgs and suffering from high BP of 160. As per doctor's advice, I too...
Firstly you maintain your diet (light diet) avoid oily food and high calories and used lona salt for bp patients. Secondly drink water atleast 3 litres. Thirdly take gourd peel it and boiled it in 2 glasses of water for 20 minutes after cooling it drink it daily for 1 week regulate your bp definitely it vill improve for medicine take an appointment. Thirdly take walnut.
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I suddenly felt uneasy at night after being normal measured my BP, it was high so I took pill to make BP normal and couldn't sleep properly. And in morning again I measured my BP and it is still high 210/130. What should I do now and are there chances that I had Heart Attack at night.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Mumbai
I suddenly felt uneasy at night after being normal measured my BP, it was high so I took pill to make BP normal and c...
Dear Mr. lybrate-user.all you need is immediate treatment to control your B.P.since it is severe. First line of treatment in this scenario must be to control B.P.you may need anti hypertensive medicines. Do not try any thing else, once your B.P. Is controlled, you can go for investigations to find the cause of hypertension, get your below given investigations done ,Blood Investigations: Renal (Kidney profile) ,Lipid profile, Blood Sugar. Also get your ECG & 2D echo done. One more thing high Blood pressure does not necessarily mean that you had heart attack, so do not worry about it. Once you get investigations done and results are available, then we can think about further treatment. Thanks.
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I have an acidity problem due this I get heart and nerve pain. what the solution? Please help me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Solan
I have an acidity problem due this I get heart and nerve pain. what the solution? Please help me.
Hi, first of all drink lots of water, lukewarm lemon water in the morning and avoid junks, fatty foods. And take homeopathic medicine nux vomica 1m 3 doses, robinia 30 for 7 days and revert back after 7 days.
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My age is 30. I have high blood pressure. And I one kidney is ectopic. I have first pregnancy on 2009 but my child was abnormal so I abort it. But recently I know from my dr. That I have unicornuate uterus. My dr. Suggest me for surrogacy. He tell that you have a high risk of pregnancy. I want your suggestion. What can I do?

MD - Alternative Medicine
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Your doctor is best judge for your condition either you believe him or go for second opinion, online suggestion in this type of case not possible at all, because many thing are require to conclude yr case. Thanks and wish you all the best
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I want to reduce tension and I want to be always happy sometimes fear inside my heart and while in sleeping, I want to also reduce fat, I am obesity, I want to have a perfect relationship with my wife.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
I want to reduce tension and I want to be always happy sometimes fear inside my heart and while in sleeping, I want t...
Dear lybrate user, to reduce stress in your life, start some exercise, meditation or pick up any hobby. Try to understand the source of this stress, analyse it and find the best options to get rid of this. Stress might cause overeating, so please learn" stress management techniques" to lose weight, concentrate on food having lesser calories and more of proteins and nutrients. Have plenty of water. Go for regular exercise, yoga, cycling, jogging whatever you like. To have perfect relations with your wife, understand what she needs from you. Encourage her to express her feelings and needs and you also express your feelings and needs to her. Open communication, individual freedom of choice, faith, care and love make a healthy married relationship. Also, please understand that if you want to have an" ideal" life, which will have less stress, no sadness and excellent relationships, then you are sure to be disappointed. Every other person in this world would like to have this. But this is not possible. We all will have some stress in life, we cannot be always happy, there will be sad moments in our life. Our relationships also will never be perfect, because each person in this world is unique and hence it is difficult to get along with other people. Because of all this, it is important to have" rational expectations" from life and even from people around us. If you try to be a perfectionist, you might not be satisfied in life. Take care.
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I recently had viral fever along with vertigo and was hospitalized. At time time my bp was 89/53. My haemoglobin count is fine 12. But I feel dizziness and breathlessness very often. Also I've started excessive sweating in my palms. The sweat comes like water running over my hand. What should I do?

MS - ENT,MBBS
ENT Specialist, Kolkata
I recently had viral fever along with vertigo and was hospitalized. At time time my bp was 89/53. My haemoglobin coun...
Hi lybrate-user viral fever and dizziness may cause a problem called vestibular neuritis where the nerve responsible for balance may be affected by the virus. If you still feel dizziness you need to urgently do the tests mentioned below. Vestibular neuritis needs urgent treatment. Vertigo is a medical term which describes a sense if rotation even while stationary. It can often be confused with lightheadedness, generalised weakness, dizziness. Vertigo may be caused by problems in your peripheral (Ear &balance mechanism inside ear known as the vestibular system) or central nervous system.  A complete checkup is required to isolate the cause. Peripheral vestibular  system causing vertigo symptoms may need initial medications to stabilise followed by Vestibular Rehabilitation  exercises. A good quality  of life can be achieved if properly managed. * Pure tone audiometry  and tympanometry  can detect any problem in the ear nerves and tympanic membrane pressure (both of which can be abnormal in case of ear diseases) An Xray of the Cervical Spine (AP /Lat/Lat-oblique to check for cervical spondylitis CT brain and a complete  haemogram  are some of the baseline tests needed for a good evaluation  of vertigo. Hope this helps 
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