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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 have been suffering from high blood pressure from november, 2015 to till date. My doctor advised me to do some tests regarding lipid profile, blood test, thyroid tech. But everything was normal. Then he prescribed me to have Stamlo 2.5 Daily Once. But till date my BP after having it is 140/90. I've also gained 5 kgs of weight within 4 months. Please give me some advises.

MBBS, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
I have been suffering from high blood pressure from november, 2015 to till date. My doctor advised me to do some test...
Stamlo does not cause weight increase. The medicine dosage may need to be increased due to your increased weight.Pls do exercises, diet as per nutrionists advice chart and reduce weight
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I am 29 year old man from India. Last week I had chest pain, it lasted few minutes. Yesterday I again felt it. Is it sign of heart attack?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am 29 year old man from India. Last week I had chest pain, it lasted few minutes. Yesterday I again felt it. Is it ...
1.For your age pain chest could be due to anxiety, stress, Physical and mental strain,hyper acidity, muscular problem 2. Avoid stress and strain 3.Do regular exercise, reduce your weight if over weight. 4.Control your diet. Avoid oily/spicy/fried and junk food,high calorie and cholesterol rich diet.Take small frequent meals(5-6 meals/day instead of three heavy meals).If you have hyper acidity take one tablet of pan 40 in the morning before breakfast daily for few days 5.Do Yoga, Meditation, deep breathing exercise like pranayama etc. It will calm your mind, control your emotion and relieve stress. 6.Have sound sleep for 7-8 hours daily. 7.Avoid smoking,alcohol, excess tea/coffee, if you are having 8. Drink plenty of water and take rest 9. Take paracetamol 500mg one tablet sos after food up to a maximum of three tablets per day at the time of chest pain 10.if you have recurrent attack of chest pain check your BP, take ECG and consult cardiologist 11.Consult me for further advice
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My mother is 69 years old having blood pressure and diabetes. Recently had breathing difficulty so doctors found water in lungs. Her creatinine is 3.6 and haemoglobin is 8.9.please suggest.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My mother is 69 years old having blood pressure and diabetes. Recently had breathing difficulty so doctors found wate...
lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. Presence of fluid in lungs (pleural effusion), could be due to some underlying problem with the lungs like Tuberculosis. That has to be investigated and if present should be promptly treated with appropriate drugs. Because in persons with diabetes incidence of TB is quite high. High creatinine (3.6 mg) signifies problems with kidney functioning. High BP and uncontrolled diabetes both can cause damage to the kidney leading to increased creatinine, So it is essential for achieving strict blood glucose control and near normal BP. Plus her protein intake has to be not more than 0.6 g/kg /day. Thanks.
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I am a 36y old male. My height is 5'4" and weight is 95kg. My BP was 160/110. I take Amlodipine 5mg and Atenolol 50 mg OD for one month but it doesn't work. Than I take telmisartan 40 mg and Hydrochlorothiazide 12.5mg OD for last three months. Now my BP is 130/94. Which medicine I can take next for reduce Diastolic.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I am a 36y old male. My height is 5'4" and weight is 95kg. My BP was 160/110. I take Amlodipine 5mg and Atenolol 50 m...
In ayurveda, Hypertension is referred to as Rakta Capa Vriddhi and it sees the vitiation of vata and pitta doshas as the main cause...take sarpgandha vati twice a day...yogendra ras...akik bhasm works very good in case of hypertension....avoid salty diet...oily food...lower your stress...do pranayama early morning.....
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Hello, Sir I am here to ask you that if there is any problem if our heart rate at normal condition is more than 100 (like 106, 110)

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
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Sir I am here to ask you that if there is any problem if our heart rate at normal condition is more than 100 (...
1. Increased heart rate has to be investigated by doing ecg, echo cardiography and other investigations as per the advice of physician. 2. If the report is normal, increased heart rate is because of sinus tachy cardia, which is a normal finding in some people
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I have a cholesterol problem since last 7 years have taken medicine for that i.e. crestor 10mg. Please suggest some home remedies or ayurvedic medicine.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I have a cholesterol problem since last 7 years have taken medicine for that i.e. crestor 10mg. Please suggest some h...
Avoid stress. Some Relax during work. Drink more water, high-carbohydrate foods such as potatoes, rice, pasta and bread. You can take Nutrient-rich foods that improve your health may also benefit your thyroid gland, antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables more plenty of water: Blueberries, tomatoes, bell peppers, and other foods rich in antioxidants can improve overall health and benefit the thyroid gland. Eating foods high in B vitamins, like whole grains, may also help. Selenium: Tiny amounts of selenium are needed for enzymes that make thyroid hormones to work properly. Eating selenium-rich foods, such as sunflower seeds or Brazil nuts, can be beneficial. Tyrosine: This amino acid is used by the thyroid gland to produce T3 and T4. Taking a supplement may help, avoid oily foods,junk foods, go for walk. Tests every 3 to 6 months.
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Hello, This regarding my mother. She is 65 years old and a BP patients is suffering from high fever 102, however it fluctuates sometimes 100,101 102. Its been three days and the situation is still the same. We got her checked we got her blood test done and doctor said its just the viral. If it is viral why is it taking so long. Can you suggest what can be done? Can you reply as early as possible. Thanks.

MBBS, DMRD, MD - Radio Diagnosis, FIIM(Ayurved), D.SC, Post Doctoral Fellowship of Institute of Indian Medicine, Ph.D
Non-Invasive Conservative Cardiac Care Specialist, Ahmednagar
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This regarding my mother. She is 65 years old and a BP patients is suffering from high fever 102, however it f...
Dear Please do blood test Fever Profile study. If normal very good. Viral fevers should subside by 7 days. If not she needs further investigation to find cause. Vm.
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How much period of rest a person should take after angioplasty? What time of life style should he follow and food plan he should adhere to?

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
How much period of rest a person should take after angioplasty? What time of life style should he follow and food pla...
At least a week for the price to heal there's risk of bleeding from the major blood vessel site where catheter was inserted regarding diet, you should have been given proper instructions anyway don't get confused by following too rigid charts and calories vaguely take lots of seasonal vegetables and fruits. lots of water and simple proteins like toned milk and egg a day. daal roti chawal subji and little salt and no bad fats like saturated fats. take little oil of seedy type like mustard, soya or til. a spoon of good fat like pure ghee or butter and a katori of assorted nuts for good fats and proteins simple exercise like walking to your capacity
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Is olive oil is better than mustard oil & sunflower oil for high cholesterol level in blood?

BHMS
Homeopath, Indore
Is olive oil is better than mustard oil & sunflower oil for high cholesterol level in blood?
Yes olive oil is a better option. But olive oil is beneficial only if we used it without coocking. Because at high temperature olive oil loses its goodnes properties. So you can apply it on fried food.
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Hi, I have some problem in my right eye there is no vision and the pressure is also high there are some white spots like cloudy in my eye doctor gave me some medicine but I'm not satisfied with his check up he is saying that I have to put medicine long life he also told that I have ulcer in my eye.

MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
It seems that you had Corneal opacity in your eye. You should better consult Corneal ophthalmologist in your vicinity.
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I have a problem in my liver I will tell you all about what after scan doctor write. RAMAN X-RAY CHEST PA VIEW Soft tissues and bony cage are normal Trachea is shifted to the right. Cardiac shadow is normal. Fibrocavitatary & nodular lesions are seen in the right you zone Right hilum is pulled up. Large cavities are also seen in right mid zone. Costophrenic angles are clear. Pulmonary tuberculosis.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I have a problem in my liver I will tell you all about what after scan doctor write. RAMAN X-RAY CHEST PA VIEW Soft t...
Dear Lybrateuser, - The doctor has diagnosed as tuberculosis of the lungs - you should start treatment after consulting the doctor with the report - also have a well balanced, nutritious diet with more of fruits & vegetables - also do exercise like walking, jogging, yoga & deep breathing daily for 10-15 min in the morning.
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I have chest pain and cough over 5 years is there any solution for this. I smoke ciggarates.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I have chest pain and cough over 5 years is there any solution for this. I smoke ciggarates.
I hope it is a regular chest pain and cough. But you never know with you smoking and all. You msut visit a doctor and examine teh chest pain to see that you are not developing some cardiac problem. Whatever happens the smoking must stop. It is very bad habit and if these symptoms are connected to the habit, this may hopefully be the last of your smoking. Please do some of the following as you condition improves:Tobacco consumption, either through smoke or other edible forms, is always harmful. The desire to quit is a good starting point. The best way to quit is to know more about the ill-effects of tobacco. The knowledge is astounding and scary. That information itself should help you to want to quit. The tobacco tar in cigarette smoke lines your lung with huge patches that make that portion dysfunctional. Your oxygen carrying capacity is jeopardized, and breathing is impinged. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. There are more than 4000 harmful chemicals in cigarette smoke!!! You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. Then you need to identify why you smoke: there is an oral need, the nicotine effect, the psychological effect of covering up some other issue, for style, to impress, etc. You may discover that the reasons may be unimportant at this stage because you have become too addicted and the habit has become compulsive. You should start exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine chewing gum or nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces substantially. You may join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i.e. at least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here’s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world – you can start the cessation all over again. Don’t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. As Mark Twain once jocularly said, “giving up smoking is easy; I have done it many times”. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest.
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Hi, I have done some investigations were in my lipid profile is little raised total cholesterol is 230 mg/dl Triglyceride is 216 mg/dl HDL is normal LDL is 147 mg/dl and HBA1CO (glyco HB) is 5.9% in Liver function test LFT there are enzymes which are little raised like AST is 54 U/L ALT is 94 U/L total Bilirubin is 1.19 Mg/DL direct Bilirubin is 0.49mg/dl total protein is 6.15g/dl. Kindly suggest me what should I do? Regards.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
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I have done some investigations were in my lipid profile is little raised total cholesterol is 230 mg/dl Triglyc...
according you have also jaundice.. pl. avoid fat/oily food. stop milk products. low protein diets. you can along with your medicines..ie. tab. hepamerz thrice a day. for 15 days. take green veg., lquid diet. or may be consult with your doctor.
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My cholesterol ranges from 180 to 220. I am 57 years old. TLC 9000, DLC 55/43, LDL 105, HDL 45, Hb 15.3, sugar fasting 94.

Diploma in Cardiology
Cardiologist, Bhopal
My cholesterol ranges from 180 to 220. I am 57 years old. TLC 9000, DLC 55/43, LDL 105, HDL 45, Hb 15.3, sugar fastin...
Adopt a active life (walk atleast 30 min everyday) decrease ghee paneer and non veg in diet include frsh fruit vegs and nuts.
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What is different between high blood pressure and low blood pressure. Can same solution to tackle both disease. Kindly tell me in details.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
What is different between high blood pressure and low blood pressure. Can same solution to tackle both disease. Kindl...
Optimal Bp is 110/70 mm Hg, BP more than 130/80 is considered hypertension for an adult. It carries risk of developing stroke/heart /kidney/eye disease) Symptoms of High BP- mosty person is asymptomatic and is detected on routine examination. Occasionally there may be headache, vomiting, dizziness (light headedness), blurred/double vision, epistaxis, palpitation,shortness of breath Precaution 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 10. Have adequate sleep for 7-8 hours daily Low BP (when Bp, 90/60) Symptoms-Dizziness or light headed ness, fainting attack, dehydration,unusual thirst, lack of concentration, blurred vision, nausea,cold/clammy/pale skin, rapid shallow breathing, depression 1. Drink plenty of water/ Nimbu pani/electral powder with water 2.Increase salt intake 3.Take plenty of fresh green leafy vegetables, Fruits. Fish, chicken etc 4.Avoid alcohol 5, Go for regular exercise 6. Drink Tea/ coffee 7. Avoid prolonged standing 8. Avoid stress, anxiety, depression 9.Take.adequate rest and have 7-8 hours of sound sleep in the night 10. Do yoga, meditation and deep breathing exercise to calm your mind, control your emotion and relieve stress 11. Check your hemoglobin, monitor BP and consult physician for advice and treatment.
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I am Ashish Kumar and 25yers old. I have chest pain since almost 2 years. I feel this pain in bone. My x - ray report is normal. Sometimes this pain is more. In winter season pain is increased. Please give me solution.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I am Ashish Kumar and 25yers old. I have chest pain since almost 2 years. I feel this pain in bone. My x - ray report...
Do get investigated to rule out certain conditions, blood for sugar, total lipids, ecg and halter test, get back here with reports in case you have doubts about reports.
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I am a male Sr Citizen aged 73 years having BP and Diabetes taking prescribed medicines for some time. I am experiencing ringing sound in my ears/head intermittently during day and night. I am told it is known as TINNITUS. What is the remedy for this condition Sir?

MS - ENT
ENT Specialist, Gandhinagar
I am a male Sr Citizen aged 73 years having BP and Diabetes taking prescribed medicines for some time. I am experienc...
Tinnitus is a common problem usually associated with deafness. It is of two types, subjective and objective. In objective tinnitus you can find out the cause of tinnitus while in subjective it is difficult to find the cause. Treatment consisit of reassurance and certain vasodilator and vitamin treatment. In objective tinnitus you may require surgery if cause is confirmed by all mod of diagnosis including ct scan.
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8 Causes Of Chest Pain You Should Know!

Bachelor in Homoeopathic Medicine & Surgery (BHMS)
Homeopath, Dhanbad
8 Causes Of Chest Pain You Should Know!

Chest pain may be caused by multiple problems within the body and while being a problem in itself, may also be a symptom of a bigger underlying problem. Chest pain may be caused by anything from simple chest congestion due to a cold to something far more serious such as the onset of a heart attack. While it is important that life style changes be made to prevent major issues, homeopathy can provide relief for many symptoms till extensive medical steps are taken to correct the problem.

Some causes of chest pain
1. Angina
2. Onset of a heart attack
3. Atherosclerosis
4. Weakness of the arteries
5. Weakness of the heart muscle
6. Palpitations
7. Bradycardia
8. Chest congestion or cold

Symptoms associated with chest pain

  1. Stable angina – Vice like constriction or choking, pain may be spread to right or left arm or both, dyspnoea before pain.
  2. Unstable angina – Chest pain occurs at rest.
  3. Pericarditis Pain radiates to the left side of the shoulder which gets worse by lying in a flat position.
  4. PneumothoraxSevere chest pain along with shortness of breath, cyanosis, restlessness and collapse.
  5. Pneumonia Sharp pain which, gets worse by taking deep breath and coughing.
  6. Pulmonary embolism Short rapid breathing, sharp pain in middle of the chest that is worse by deep breathing.
  7. Gastroesophagial reflux disease – Difficult painful swallowing, pain in the middle of chest which, extends to neck, back and shoulders.
  8. Myocardial – Vomiting, dyspnoea features of shock, profuse sweating, fever, low blood pressure, pulse small rapid and irregular

Homeopathic remedies for various kinds of chest pain

Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which a patient is suffering.

The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat chest pain, but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility of the patient. For this patient’s current symptoms, past medical history and family history are taken into account. There are many homeopathic remedies which cover the symptoms of chest pain and can be selected on the basis of cause, location, sensation, modalities and extension of the pain. For individualized remedy selection and treatment of chest pain, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. In medical emergencies like myocardial infarction and pulmonary embolism, immediate hospitalization is usually required. Some important remedies are given below for the treatment of chest pain:

  • Arnica mont. – Chest pain with sore and bruised feeling.
  • Ranunculus b. – Good remedy for intercostal rheumatism, sharp stitching pain in the chest along with dyspnoea.
  • Kali carb. – Stitching pain in the chest,  which gets worse between 2-3 A.M
  • Actea racemosa. – Pain worse on the right side.
  • Bryonia – Chest pain is of stitching, burning and stabbing in nature, is worse by motion and better by rest and pressure. Thirst for large quantities of water and dryness of mucous membranes often accompanies.
  • Rumex c. – Sharp stitching pain through the left lung, often with cough.
  • Stannum – Knife like stitches, worse on bending forward and left side.
  • PhosphorusViolent tickling cough, chest pain due to tuberculosis of lungs or pneumonia along with oppression of the chest.
  • Aconite – Chest pain due to pneumonia of first stage along with anxiety and restlessness.
  • Robinia – Burning pain behind sternum due to hyperacidity.
  • Strophanthus – Chest pain is of stitching and twitching in nature and often of cardiac origin.
  • Digitalis - Digitalis is known chiefly for its action on the heart, and it is rare that a patient suffering from an affection of that organ does not get Digitalis in some form.
  • Cactus - Perhaps the most important remedy in heart affections,from the homoeopathist’s standpoint, is Cactus. 
  • Lachesis - Lachesis is the best natural Homeopathic medicine when episodes of fainting occur along with Palpitations during menopause. The women needing Lachesis have an aversion to wear any tight clothing. 
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How I am loss my weight and control my weight and fitness and control my blood pressure?

Vaidya Visharad
Sexologist, Narnaul
How I am loss my weight and control my weight and fitness and control my blood pressure?
It would be better for you to eat steam cooked or boiled food in order to prevent the risk of adding on the weight. • Make sure that you only steam cooks all your veggies and do not fry them when you are cooking. • You can also consume boiled chicken or fish every day, but make sure that you should never eat fried chicken or other meat.
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