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Dr. Shanmuga Vadivu

Cardiologist, Chennai

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Dr. Shanmuga Vadivu is a trusted Cardiologist in Mogappair, Chennai. You can consult Dr. Shanmuga Vadivu at Frontier Lifeline Pvt Ltd in Mogappair, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Shanmuga Vadivu on Lybrate.com.

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My uncle is a heart patient so what type of curiosity we taken for heart patients.

MBBS, MD-General Medicine, DM - Cardiology
Cardiologist, Secunderabad
My uncle is a heart patient so what type of curiosity we taken for heart patients.
A heart patient needs to follow the following to maintain good health and quality life. 1. Healthy diet 2. Salt restriction 3. Regular activity as per doctors advice 4. Weight control 5. Avoiding stress 6. Stop and avoiding smoking 7. Regular sleeping most importantly 8. Taking drugs regularly.
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I am having a minor heaviness in the chest recently while walking some 100 200 mtrs, Also feel weakness. I did angiography in 2013, and there was no any blockage and taking some medicines continuously. At that time my LV EF was 40%. Now it is around 27 to 30 shown in recent echo. Should I go for another angio gram or take some alternative medicines. Please advise.

Diploma in Cardiology
General Physician, Kolkata
I am having a minor heaviness in the chest recently while walking some 100 200 mtrs, Also feel weakness. I did angiog...
I think you are suffering is not due to blockage or secondary to heredity. Go for repeat trans esophageal echocardiography & consult a cardiologist as soon as possible. As lv ef 27 to 30% is not at all good. Take care.
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What is the correct time and position to check blood pressure? How to diagnose blood pressure? What are the circumstances in which one can see elevated blood pressure naturally?

BHMS
Homeopath, Howrah
What is the correct time and position to check blood pressure?
How to diagnose blood pressure?
What are the circumsta...
Blood pressure can be checked at any time except imidiately after food after any exertion or bathing. It should be taken on same time when you checked yesterday. It can be checked while lying on bed or sitting.
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I am 72 years old male. I have heart problem. I went through by-pass surgery in 2000 and implanted pace maker ion 2008. Now I am under medication I have type two diabetic patient also. Now I have hip pain problem. When I walk I feel pain in the hip and right leg. Please advise.

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
You can take rhus tox - 30 / 5 drops in little water thrice a day for one week. Revert back after one week with feedback.
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High Cholesterol Level - Can It Cause Carotid Disease?

MCh, MBBS, MRCS (UK)
Neurosurgeon, Chennai
High Cholesterol Level - Can It Cause Carotid Disease?

Carotid artery disease occurs when an oily, waxy substance called plaque builds up inside the carotid arteries. These are arteries that supply oxygenated blood to your brain, face, scalp, and neck.
Carotid artery disease is very serious as it can cause a brain stroke. It, in fact, starts with damage to the inner layer of the carotid artery. To stem this damage your body starts a healing process and this leads to a build up of plaque at the point where the artery is damaged.

When this plaque ruptures, platelets are rushed in and these create an obstruction to the flow of blood to the brain. When the blood supply to the brain is cut off, which happens in carotid disease, the brain cells begin to die causing a stroke. This neural death impairs the parts of the body that these brain cells control. So, you can get paralyzed, become speech or vision impaired, have long –term effects like paralysis or even die due to a stroke.

Causes of carotid disease

  1. Smoking
  2. High cholesterol levels
  3. High blood pressure
  4. High levels of sugar in the blood due to diabetes

What’s even more worrisome is that carotid artery disease may not cause any signs or symptoms until the carotid arteries are severely narrowed or blocked. And what usually happens is that a stroke becomes the first sign of the disease.

How scary is that?
So, the next question that comes to the mind is - Can this condition be cured? Let’s learn more about management and prevention of the same-

Prevention
Lifestyle changes are key. Since hypertension, uncontrolled diabetes, sedentary lifestyles and imbibing too much fat are all risk factors, taking care of them minimizes the risk of carotid disease and strokes. Heart healthy lifestyle changes that include moderate exercise are a great way to prevent carotid disease.

Treatments
Treatments for carotid artery disease include:

Medicines: Sometimes lifestyle changes do not stem the rot. You need medicinal help. Doctors usually prescribe statin medications to control your cholesterol levels. These lower the bad cholesterol that can narrow your carotid arteries and cause brain strokes and damage. Statins are usually prescribed for people who have:

  • Heart disease
  • Those who’ve had a stroke
  • Diabetes
  • High LDL or bad cholesterol levels

Medicines like Aspirin and Clopidogrel to prevent blood clots are the mainstay treatment if you suffer from carotid disease. They prevent platelets from clumping together inside your carotid arteries and forming blood clots. Apart from these, your doctor may also medicate you for conditions that can damage your carotid arteries and cause strokes. These medicines are for lowering your BP, blood sugar levels, preventing the formation of blood clots anywhere in your body including inside your heart, and preventing and reducing inflammation.

Medical Procedures
These are used to open narrowed or blocked carotid arteries.
The two common procedures are:
Carotid endarterectomy: It’s mainly for people whose carotid arteries are blocked 50 percent or more. In this, the inner lining of the carotid artery that is blocking blood flow is removed.
Carotid artery angioplasty and stenting: Here, doctors use a procedure called angioplasty to widen the blocked carotid arteries and restore blood flow to the brain. A stent is inserted into your carotid artery to broaden the lumen.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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I have blood pressure low since 6 months and take homeopathy treatment. My B. P. Now control now a days but I tired soon as I work little what can I do?

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I have blood pressure low since 6 months and take homeopathy treatment. 
My B. P. Now control now a days but I tired ...
Take protein diet, green vegetable diet, dal, paneer, cheese, fruits, eggs etc, it will help you, welcome for further help.
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Well actually In my sputum coming with blood I have a pain in my left chest and I can't breath easy I felt like someone push my chest.

MBBS, D.P.H
General Physician, Gurgaon
Well actually In my sputum coming with blood I have a pain in my left chest and I can't breath easy I felt like someo...
Immediately cosult dto (district tuberculosis officer) of your district for onward treatment do not delay.
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My wife 48 years diabetic severe headache what should I do? Cholesterol borderline taking treatment in well known Hospital

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
My wife 48 years diabetic severe headache what should I do? Cholesterol borderline taking treatment in well known Hos...
You need complete evaluation Tell me 1.Do you have eye pain/ strain 2. Any ENT problem like cough/ cold/ blocked nose? 3.Stress/ anxiety 4.Are you taking sleep properly? Follow advices given below Adequate sleep 6-8 hr in a day Get check eyes for refractive error Get BP checked Regular physical exercise and meditation Consult Physician/ me for further management
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1. I am 49 2. I have diabetese mellitus type-ii 3. My bp remains 155/95 range 4. I take medicine for bp and diabetese 5. My ecg shows lad. 6. Tmt and echo tets are normal. 7. Shall I go for any further check up in relation with ecg abnormalities. What shall I do ?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
1. I am 49
2. I have diabetese mellitus type-ii
3. My bp remains 155/95 range
4. I take medicine for bp and diabetese...
No need for any test now as emergency.Diabetes affects all organs in the body – Eyes, kidneys, nerves, reproductive system all are affected, In fact, from toe to hair. For diabetic control, patient and doctor should be n constant touch for regular follow up and advice. It is not as easy task to control blood sugar in the desired normal range. Whatever we eat is metabolised to sugar in the body to provide energy for our daily activities. For the absolute control, one has to monitor his / her blood sugar at regular intervals (Self-Monitoring of Blood glucose – SMBG). Though difficult, this can be done by a glucometer and keep a record. Get an idea of Fasting sugar (FBS) and 2 hours after food (PPBS) and check before dinner and after every major food. The basic idea is to reduce the food intake to 1/3 of what you take now. The dictum of sugar control is diet, exercise, diet + medicine and at later stage medicine+ Insulin will be needed. There are different diet plans of varying calories for each person depending on his activity & life style. For sugar control there is the need for regular advice and follow up. Just one time consultation or advice is not enough to guide a diabetic in scientifically & medically correct manner. For giving you regular follow up you ask me privately with all details like your daily eating pattern and medicines you take. I assure you a proper guidance... if you keep in touch. www.lybrate.com/drsajeev
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Sir my father is suffering from high bp of 160/90 and he eats "starpress-xl 25" tablet since 5 years please tell me whether this tablet is enough or he used to eat more power tablet please tell me in detail.

BHMS
Homeopath, Secunderabad
Sir my father is suffering from high bp of 160/90 and he eats "starpress-xl 25" tablet since 5 years please tell me w...
It's just a matter of reviewing his case at frequent intervals and achieving an ideal BP ( or to at least bring it to 130/90 and not more than that. ) Keep checking the BP at different times ( morning and night ) and be in touch with the doctor. Let the doctor decide the treatment part. The other health parameters should also be checked along with some investigations. Your father should adapt a very healthy lifestyle ( including a healthy attitude - leading a stress-free life ). He can learn Yoga ( including pranayam and meditation) so that the quality of life improves which will reflect in his BP coming down naturally. You can also include homeopathy as it is very effective and yet gentle on all age groups and brings back a natural harmony in the mind-body complex.
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I have been suffering from chest pain and shortness of breath. Either cardiac ct scan would be better or cardiac mri for diagnosing.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I have been suffering from chest pain and shortness of breath. Either cardiac ct scan would be better or cardiac mri ...
In your age it is not likely that you have any cardiac illness and for sureity you can do a TMT, test. Your issue may be acidity or anxiety.
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Have high blood pressure reaches upto 220/120 what should I eat and what should I not.

MD
Yoga & Naturopathy Specialist, Delhi
Have high blood pressure reaches upto 220/120
what should I eat and what should I not.
Reduce salt intake. Go for a walk for 40 minutes. Eat more of vegetables and fruits. Do not eat any fried foods and junk foods. Dr. G L Moondra.
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Say No To Cholesterol

Diploma in Cardiology, MBBS
Cardiologist, Delhi
Say No To Cholesterol

1. Eat heart-healthy foods

Even if you have years of unhealthy eating under your belt, making a few changes in your diet can reduce cholesterol and improve your heart health.

Choose healthier fats. Saturated fats, found primarily in red meat and dairy products, raise your total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein (ldl) cholesterol, the" bad" cholesterol. As a rule, you should get less than 7 percent of your daily calories from saturated fat. Choose leaner cuts of meat, low-fat dairy and monounsaturated fats — found in olive and canola oils — for healthier options.

Eliminate trans fats. Trans fats affect cholesterol levels by increasing the" bad" cholesterol and lowering the" good" cholesterol. This bad combination increases the risk of heart attacks. Trans fats can be found in fried foods and many commercial products, such as cookies, crackers and snack cakes. But don't rely on packages that are labeled" trans fat-free" in the united states, if a food contains less than 0.5 grams of trans fat in a serving, it can be labeled" trans fat-free"

Even small amounts of trans fat can add up if you eat foods that contain small amounts of trans fat. Read the ingredient list, and avoid foods with partially hydrogenated oils.

Eat foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids don't affect ldl cholesterol. They have other heart benefits, such as helping to increase high-density lipoprotein (hdl, or" good") cholesterol, reducing your triglycerides, a type of fat in your blood, and reducing blood pressure. Some types of fish — such as salmon, mackerel and herring — are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Other good sources of omega-3 fatty acids include walnuts, almonds and ground flaxseeds. Increase soluble fiber. There are two types of fiber — soluble and insoluble. Both have heart-health benefits, but soluble fiber also helps lower your ldl levels. You can add soluble fiber to your diet by eating oats and oat bran, fruits, beans, lentils, and vegetables.

Add whey protein. Whey protein is one of two proteins in dairy products — the other is casein. Whey protein may account for many of the health benefits attributed to dairy. Studies have shown that whey protein given as a supplement lowers both ldl and total cholesterol.

You can find whey protein powders in health food stores and some grocery stores. Follow the package directions for how to use them.

2. Exercise on most days of the week and increase your physical activity

Exercise can improve cholesterol. Moderate physical activity can help raise high-density lipoprotein (hdl) cholesterol, the" good" cholesterol. With your doctor's ok, work up to at least 30 minutes of exercise a day.

Adding physical activity, even in 10-minute intervals several times a day, can help you begin to lose weight. Just be sure that you can keep up the changes you decide to make. Consider:

Taking a brisk daily walk during your lunch hourriding your bike to workswimming lapsplaying a favorite sport

To stay motivated, find an exercise buddy or join an exercise group. And remember, any activity is helpful. Even taking the stairs instead of the elevator or doing a few situps while watching television can make a difference.

3. Quit smoking

If you smoke, stop. Quitting might improve your hdl cholesterol level. And the benefits don't end there.

Within 20 minutes of quitting, your blood pressure and heart rate decrease. Within one year, your risk of heart disease is half that of a smoker. Within 15 years, your risk of heart disease is similar to someone who never smoked.

4. Lose weight

Carrying even a few extra pounds contributes to high cholesterol. Losing as little as 5 to 10 percent of your weight can improve cholesterol levels.
Start by evaluating your eating habits and daily routine. Consider your challenges to weight loss and ways to overcome them.
Small changes add up. If you eat when you're bored or frustrated, take a walk instead. If you pick up fast food for lunch every day, pack something healthier from home. For snacks, munch on carrot sticks or air-popped popcorn instead of potato chips. Don't eat mindlessly.

And look for ways to incorporate more activity into your daily routine, such as using the stairs instead of taking the elevator or parking farther from your office.

5. Drink alcohol only in moderation

Moderate use of alcohol has been linked with higher levels of hdl cholesterol — but the benefits aren't strong enough to recommend alcohol for anyone who doesn't already drink. If you drink alcohol, do so in moderation. For healthy adults, that means up to one drink a day for women of all ages and men older than age 65, and up to two drinks a day for men age 65 and younger.

Too much alcohol can lead to serious health problems, including high blood pressure, heart failure and stroke.

If lifestyle changes aren't enough.

Sometimes healthy lifestyle changes aren't enough to lower cholesterol levels. Make sure the changes you make are ones you can continue to do, and don't be disappointed if you don't see results immediately. If your doctor recommends medication to help lower your cholesterol, take it as prescribed, but continue your lifestyle changes. Lifestyle changes can help you keep your medication dose low.

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What are the symptoms of blood pressure. Can a person has blood pressure with out any symptoms.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
What are the symptoms of blood pressure. Can a person has blood pressure with out any symptoms.
High blood pressure often has no symptoms. Over time, if untreated, it can cause health conditions, such as heart disease and stroke.
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I was suffering from high blood pressure ie 120*180 since 2 years. I neglected it and then my doctor got me on medication prolomet AM 25. Since then the blood pressure is lowered upto 95*145 but I am not feel that energetic through out the day and if I do not take my medicine I feel pain in my chest. Please guide me if this medicine is correct and also tell me what are the side effects of the medicine. Is there any way I can have some home remedy OR yoga and avoid medicine.

FRCSCTh, FRCS, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Cardiologist, Bangalore
I was suffering from high blood pressure ie 120*180 since 2 years. I neglected it and then my doctor got me on medica...
Hello lybrate-user your blood pressure is better than before but not fully controlled. It is better to get blood urea and creatinine tests done and add another bp tablet like ramipril 5 mg after checking the blood. This will bring blood pressure under better control. Persistent high blood pressure itself will make you tired and can damage other organs like kidneys. Relaxation in any form will help in controlling bp but you still need medicines.
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Pain is coming while pressing near to left chest pain is coming middle bone near to left chest is there any suggestion.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Pain is coming while pressing near to left chest pain is coming middle bone near to left chest is there any suggestion.
Chest pain causes 1. Heart disease 2. Stress, anxiety 3. Lack of exercise 4. Sedentary life style 5. Obesity (over weight) 6. Smoking, tobacco and alcohol consumption 7. Excess oily, fatty, cholesterol rich diet, junk food 8. Hyperacidity, musculr pain 9. Heredity and genetic factor prevention follow the advice given below 1. Avoid stress and strain 2. Do regular exercise, yoga, meditation, deep breathing exercise like pranayama etc. It will calm your mind, control your emotion and relieve stress 3 avoid alcohol, smoking and tobacco consumption. 4. Take bland diet, avoid spicy, oily, fatty and junk food 5. Take paracetamol 500mg one tablet sos after food up to a maximum of three tablets daily, at the time of chest pain 6. Drink plenty of water and take rest. 7. If you have recurrent attack of chest pain take ecg and consult cardiologist.
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Can you tell me what mean by HIV virus and what is the blood pressure of human body.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
General Physician, Pune
Can you tell me what mean by HIV virus and what is the blood pressure of human body.
Hiv means human immuno deficiency virus in this immune system suffer because of this one can easily infected for diseases. Normal blood pressure is 120/80.
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My age is 42. I have a bp 90 and 140 from last five years. Some doctor says it is ok and some says it is on the higher side. I took many precautions to make it down as I walk 30-40 min daily. I drink maximum fluids. I avoid salt. But still it remains the same. Is it harmful. Pls suggest how I can take it down if it is high. Thanks.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My age is 42. I have a bp 90 and 140 from last five years. Some doctor says it is ok and some says it is on the highe...
Mr. Lybrate-user, ideally bp should be systolic 120 to 130 (when heart is contracting), diastolic 60 to 80 mm hg, (when heart is relaxing. At your age it good to have bp as 130 / 80.131 to 139 and 81 to 89 is considered as prehypertension. So you will have to see that it is closer to 130 / 80 mm hg. One of the most important aspect is to reduce salt intake to just about 3 g a day. Avoid processed foods, deep fried foods and high fat foods.
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How to reduce creatine, my mother us operated angioplasty 2 years back. What should be diet to reduce creatine.

Clinical Cardiology, MD - Consultant Physician
Cardiologist, Surat
How to reduce creatine, my mother us operated angioplasty 2 years back. What should be diet to reduce creatine.
Hi. Your question is very true, practical and common. Many patients who have raised creatinine have this question in their mind and search for good answers. Actually, there is much less in capacity of diet changes to have any effect on creatinine level. But with diet, you can make sure that you don't land up in additional problems which are common on the background of raised creatinine. Avoid fruit juices, coconut water, bananas as these have large amount of potassium in it. Consuming large amount of proteins may also be bad in certain conditions. Take care.
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Dr.In my detailed Diagnostic investigation my LDL-167 mg/dl,HDL-38 mg/dl & LDL/HDL-4.40 ,NON-HDL-197 mg/dl.Pls advice my COLOESTROL status & home/ayur remidies for the same.?

MD, BHMS
Homeopath, Bhilai
Please do take care of your lipids causeing blockage in ur heart so please take lots of fibrous food and drink lot of water and shift your cooking oil to filtered and ricebran.
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