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Dr. Shanmuganadhan

Cardiologist, Chennai

100 at clinic
Dr. Shanmuganadhan Cardiologist, Chennai
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Dr. Shanmuganadhan is a trusted Cardiologist in Ambattur, Chennai. Doctor is currently associated with Mothers Multispeciality Hospital in Ambattur, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Shanmuganadhan on Lybrate.com.

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My mom is suffering from high blood pressure. Almost everyday her back or leg pains. So what should I do?

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
My mom is suffering from high blood pressure. Almost everyday her back or leg pains. So what should I do?
Firstly maintain the bp avoid all depression things and for back according her age x-ray ya mri must and start physiotherapy treatment for relief.
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My father had a heart attack when he was pretty young. Should I be worried about having one?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
My father had a heart attack when he was pretty young. Should I be worried about having one?
Heart attack sometimes is hereditary and runs in family. You should be careful follow the advice given below 1.Avoid stress, anxiety, physical and mental strain 2. Reduce your weight if over weight 3. Go for regular exercise 4. Control your Diet, take plenty of green leafy vegetables, Fruits and drink plenty of water (8-10 glasses of water daily) 5. Avoid spicy, oily,junk, saturated fat and cholesterol rich diet 6. Take adequate rest. 7-8 hours of sleep is required to remain healthy 7. Practice yoga, meditation and deep breathing exercise like pranayama to calm your mind, control your emotion and relieve stress 8. Stop smoking, alcohol and tobacco intake 9. Avoid sedentary life style 10.Consult me for further advice.
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I having a chest pen thats time I am rest. And thats time I run chest pen is increase so what I do. And I having vomiting after 2days ya 3 days and having a fever.

BHMS
Homeopath, Amritsar
I having a chest pen thats time I am rest. And thats time I run chest pen is increase so what I do. And I having vomi...
Go for proper investigations and gives us some more sign and symptoms. One food suppliment will help you alot. Take suppliment lasa spiruline 1-1 tablet twice daily
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Doctor I feel sore throat and fast breathing usually after a hard laughter I love to laugh but it gives me a chest pain and sore throat what I do please help.

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Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Faridabad
Doctor I feel sore throat and fast breathing usually after a hard laughter I love to laugh but it gives me a chest pa...
This is due to dryness of the mouth, so keep having fruits, juices and shakes, banana, raisins, date palm, sugarcane juice, jaggery, hone y, these are advantageous things to improve your mouth immunity.
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My father had a heart attack when he was pretty young. Should I be worried about having one?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bhopal
My father had a heart attack when he was pretty young. Should I be worried about having one?
Yes it is hereditary because bad cholesterol is factor start taking care of your blood pressure use some sport activity take diet which is rich n healthy avoid oily spicy food also take care of digestive system.
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I am 27 year old male. When I am running more than 7 minutes continuously, I had a pain from my right chest. But if I start again after 5 min break, then I can run another 7 minutes.

MBBS, M.S, M. Ch, F.I.A.C.S
Cardiologist, Chennai
I am 27 year old male. When I am running more than 7 minutes continuously, I had a pain from my right chest. But if I...
If you are s smoker. Or have diabetes. Or there are people in your family with heart attack. Please go for a treadmill test to find out whether pain is due to heart disease. If test is negative you can ahead with running.
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I am feeling chest tightness n difficult in breathing and heart pain sometimes feels like vomiting, feels nervous Please suggest me to cure.

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
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Dear lybrate-user, This kind of symptom is seen with severe acidity and indigestion. Please drink plenty of water and chew your food properly. Also, eat dinner early so there is atleast 1 hour gap from after dinner and sleep. Monitor your eating habits and in one or 2 days you should feel much better. Regards.
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Chest Pain - Reasons and Treatment

MBBS
General Physician, Ahmedabad
Chest Pain - Reasons and Treatment

If you thought that chest pain occurred only due to a heart-related issue like a heart attack, you are wrong. Chest pain is one of the most common reasons that people visit the emergency services and it can be caused due to problems with your heart, lungs and digestive system. 

Chest pain can be due to either of these two main reasons:

Heart- related Issues

1. Heart attacks called myocardial infarctions are very common reasons for chest pains. During a heart attack, the blood supply that serves the heart with oxygen is cut off due to plaque build-up in heart arteries causing the death of heart muscles. 

  • Other reasons for heart attacks are blood clots or torn blood vessels. 
  • Not all people having a heart attack have symptoms. Usually, people report symptoms like chest pain, upper body pain, nausea, sweating, fatigue, and trouble breathing.
  • A heart attack is a serious medical emergency for which immediate care is needed.

2. Angina pectoris is a type of chest pain that results from reduced blood flow to the heart. Low blood flow means your heart doesn’t get enough oxygen. The angina pain is often triggered by physical activity or emotional stress and feels like a vice squeezing your chest or a heavy weight on your chest. It can also spread from your chest to your neck, arms, and shoulders. Other symptoms are fatigue, dizziness and nausea and these normally last up to 15 minutes only.

3. Unstable angina which causes crushing chest pains suddenly and even when you are not doing anything strenuous is a medical emergency as it can lead to a heart attack. This usually shows that your heart, arteries are narrowing alarmingly.

4. Other heat-related reasons for chest pains are-

  • Mitral valve narrowing or stenosis
  • Heart arrhythmias
  • Coronary Artery disease
  • Inflammation of heart muscles or pericardium and weakening of the heart muscles. 

All of these are emergencies and need immediate medical attention to prevent a fatality.

Not Heart- related:

1. Lung conditions like Pneumonia, Bronchitis, Pulmonary embolism

  • Pneumonia is an infection in one or both lungs caused by fungi, bacteria, or viruses. It causes inflammation in your lung’s air sacs and makes them full of pus which makes it difficult to breathe and causes chest pains, amongst other debilitating symptoms.
  • Bronchitis is an inflammation of your bronchial tubes. It can be chronic or acute and it can cause a cough with mucus and chest pains. 
  • Pulmonary embolism is a blood clot that occurs in the lungs. It can go on to damage parts of your lung due to limited blood flow. Apart from this, it can also decrease oxygen levels in the blood and affect other organs. 

It can be life-threatening due to permanent lung damage. The most common symptom of a pulmonary embolism is gradual or sudden shortness of breath

There is also- 

  • bluish skin tone 
  • anxiety
  • fainting
  • hest pain that extends into your arm, jaw, neck, and shoulder
  • lightheadedness

2. Rib cage inflammation or Costochondritis is also known as Tietze’s syndrome. It is an inflammation of the cartilage in the rib cage. Patients experience chest pain in the upper and middle rib area on either side of the body due to this. The pain can also radiate to the back or the abdomen, getting worse if you move, stretch, or breathe deeply.

3. Food pipe disease or Esophagitis is any inflammation or irritation of the oesophagus, a tube that sends food from your throat down to your stomach.

Common causes of food pipe disease are acid reflux or GERD and bacterial or viral infections. 

GERD- This condition occurs when the stomach contents and acids back up into the oesophagus. This causes chest pain that can mimic a heart disease. There may also be oesophagal spasms due to GERD.

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My Father 52 years had heart burn and heart attack. He has high sugar and blocks in the heart and he has placed 3 stent his heart. Doctor prescribed medicines. Now he is ok .But Not interested in eating food? He wants to eat only tasty food. .He also has low blood pressure. Please suggest me some steps.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
My Father 52 years had heart burn and heart attack. He has high sugar and blocks in the heart and he has placed 3 ste...
Start taking naturamore male powder 1 spoon daily in warm milk in morning and evening for 1 month. As the Powder is just a supplement containing proteins, vitamins, minerals and all which will help in gaining complete balanced diet and fulfill all deficiencies. Just let me know if you can't find it. Take care.
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I am 38 Years old male and suffering from High BP (Diastolic). I have a healthy history and don't have any disease (neither heredity). Now I don't do any physical exercise but still I am physically fit and can walk 3-4 kms any time. My height is 5.10 feet and weight is 76 kg. 1 month back at the time of sleeping, I felt higher heart beat rate, numbness in my left hand and some uneasiness and I couldn't sleep. Next day I visited doctor, he found my diastolic BP (104). He also suggested some more tests (ECG and ECHO). ECG was normal and in echo test it was mentioned" Hypertensive heart disease"(Grade 1 diastolic dysfunction) and LVEF was 62% at rest. As of now I am consuming Aten (Atenolol) 25 once a day and doctor also suggested me to take Trika. 25 (Alprazolam) at the time of sleeping but I didn't consume Trika and only consuming Aten 25. I was fine after that and I stopped consuming medicine (Aten) 3-4 days back as I was feeling fine and now today I am again feeling high BP. Which medicine should I continue. Aten 25 is fine or I should continue Trika. 25 too? How can I control my BP naturally.

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Sexologist, Lonavala
I am 38 Years old male and suffering from High BP (Diastolic). I have a healthy history and don't have any disease (n...
i m recommending you an following remedy which will surely help you Natural home remedy using watermelon seeds and cuscus powder: 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 Surely you will get results.
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Heart Problems - How Ayurveda Can Help You Prevent it?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), diploma in anorectal disease
Ayurveda, Kolhapur
Heart Problems - How Ayurveda Can Help You Prevent it?

The modern age is full of tensions and stress, expecting peaceful mind and unhealthy lifestyle is just impossible. To prevent common diseases and living a healthy life requires keen knowledge of the main organ of the body, that is the Heart. The heart is a muscular organ which works like an engine and provides fuel to run human body by pumping blood. Our heart has two chambers which separates the oxygen rich blood from oxygen poor blood and each time you breathe the valves of heart opens and closes. There are many cardiovascular diseases that are caused due to the blood vessel and heart issues like lack of flexibility, blockage, fatty plaques of the arteries or lack of strength of the parties.

The modern medical systems suggest surgical treatment for the cure of the heart problems but on another hand, Ayurveda targets the deep root cause of the disease. The best cure for heart diseases is to adopt a holistic approach named Ayurveda the part of the great Indian heritage. This is not only based upon the ancient principle but many researchers worked and proofed that heart issues are reversible with the help of Ayurvedic treatment.

As Ayurveda believes in the natural ingredients for treatment, many remedies are available in our surrounding. Here are some commonly recommended remedies to prevent and cure heart diseases by Ayurveda.

  1. Triphala: To reduce the blood fat level and high cholesterol Triphala- the mixture of three herbs named Amalaki, Bibhitaki, and Haritaki. This handles the causative issues of blood fat and cholesterol and keeps the heart healthy.
  2. Ashwagandha: This is a wonder herb to reduce tension from mind and body and provide strength to the heart muscles.
  3. Chaywanprash: this is the mixture of various herbs like sugar, honey, ghee, Indian Gooseberry (amla), jam, sesame oil, berries, herbs and various spices. Chaywanprash is an herbal jam which strengthens the heart muscles and boosts up the immune system as well.

These three are the most common and easily available remedies for heart problems. Other than these three garlic, ginger, turmeric, saffron, arjuna, guggul, etc. herbs which are good for heart diseases and provides a complete cure. I would suggest consulting an expert Ayurvedic physician for the better results and proper guidance instant of trying self treatment.

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My fathers is 79 years old and suffering from hypertension from last 23 years but now managed well with medication. Recently in last 15 days his blood sugar level is increased. There is only elevation in fasting blood sugar level (around 124mg) checked thrice and no elevation in postprandial blood sugar level (around 145 mg) also checked thrice. Then we done Hb1 Ac test and the result of same is well under control diabetes. He is not having any medication for the diabetes uptill now. So what can I do? Shall I go to Ayurvedic doctor or allopathic doctor? Also suggest any other possible way to overcome this.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My fathers is 79 years old and suffering from hypertension from last 23 years but now managed well with medication. R...
Mr. Lybrate-user, if blood sugar levels are mentioned, then there is no need for starting any treatment for diabetes, because it is called as pre-diabetes. (fasting above 108 to 125 mg and pp 141 to 199 mg / 100 ml) or also known as impaired glucose tolerance (igt). There is no treatment recommended in this situation. But a strict diet control and regular exercise is a must. Also avoiding alcohol and smoking will help in delaying diabetes. If you have any doubts please do come back. Thanks for the question.
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My age 38 I am sugar patient and blood pressure 160 90 cholesterol total 168 hdl 29 ldl 109 triglycerides 256 I am using glasses 750 mg losnaram 50 mg lipcard 160 using now 2 month bp is now also 160 90 not coming down what to do.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
My age 38 I am sugar patient and blood pressure 160 90 cholesterol total 168 hdl 29 ldl 109 triglycerides 256 I am us...
Lifestyle changes can help you control and prevent high blood pressure, even if you're taking blood pressure medication. Here's what you can do: Eat healthy foods. Eat a healthy diet. Try the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet, which emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, poultry, fish and low-fat dairy foods. Get plenty of potassium, which can help prevent and control high blood pressure. Eat less saturated fat and trans fat. Decrease the salt in your diet. A lower sodium level — 1,500 milligrams (mg) a day — is appropriate for people 51 years of age or older, and individuals of any age who are black or who have hypertension, diabetes or chronic kidney disease. Otherwise healthy people can aim for 2,300 mg a day or less. While you can reduce the amount of salt you eat by putting down the saltshaker, you generally should also pay attention to the amount of salt that's in the processed foods you eat, such as canned soups or frozen dinners. Maintain a healthy weight. Keeping a healthy weight, or losing weight if you're overweight or obese, can help you control your high blood pressure and lower your risk of related health problems. If you're overweight, losing even 5 pounds (2.3 kilograms) can lower your blood pressure. Increase physical activity. Regular physical activity can help lower your blood pressure, manage stress, reduce your risk of several health problems and keep your weight under control. For most healthy adults, the Department of Health and Human Services recommends that you get at least 150 minutes a week of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes a week of vigorous aerobic activity, or a combination or moderate and vigorous activity. Aim to do muscle-strengthening exercises at least two days a week. Limit alcohol. Even if you're healthy, alcohol can raise your blood pressure. If you choose to 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. One drink equals 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor. Don't smoke. Tobacco injures blood vessel walls and speeds up the process of hardening of the arteries. If you smoke, ask your doctor to help you quit. Manage stress. Reduce stress as much as possible. Practice healthy coping techniques, such as muscle relaxation, deep breathing or meditation. Getting regular physical activity and plenty of sleep can help, too. Monitor your blood pressure at home. Home blood pressure monitoring can help you keep closer tabs on your blood pressure, show if medication is working, and even alert you and your doctor to potential complications. Home blood pressure monitoring isn't a substitute for visits to your doctor, and home blood pressure monitors may have some limitations. Even if you get normal readings, don't stop or change your medications or alter your diet without talking to your doctor first. If your blood pressure is under control, you may be able to make fewer visits to your doctor if you monitor your blood pressure at home. Practice relaxation or slow, deep breathing. Practice taking deep, slow breaths to help relax. There are some devices available that promote slow, deep breathing. However, it's questionable whether these devices have a significant effect on lowering your blood pressure.
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I have too much headache. I feel dizziness. I had chest pain. After doing x ray and blood test my reports are normal. But I feel too scared like I have a big disease. Doctor has checked me thoroughly and nothing is there. Doctor told me that it is due to anxiety and I must show a neuro-pshycatrist. So doctor what should I do. Can you give me some suggestions. He has told me to do Breathing exercises. So doctor what should I do. How to cure my headache.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I have too much headache. I feel dizziness. I had chest pain. After doing x ray and blood test my reports are normal....
Hello, Lybrate user, Tk, plenty of water to eliminate toxins & to regulate metabolism to avoid, gastric disorder, being one of d main reasons of headache • Go for meditation to reduce your stress, anxiety &'to nourish brain cells to calm down nerve to ease your headache, fast •  Take, easily digestible, simple, non-irritant diet on time  •  Avoid, dust, smoke, caffiene, nicotine, alcohol, junk food. •  Take, homoeo medicines which are gentle, rapid & safer in use.    @ Spigelia200-6pills, thrice a day.     @ Natrum mur 1000-6 pills, wkly. Report, wkly, your feedback matters for further follow-up,  please. Tk care.         ◦
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I have been suffering from gastritis from last one year BT still I feel pain after eating food and get chest pains at night. I am just having a rabiwok DSR capsule every morning do I need to see a doctor.

MD-Homeopathy
Homeopath, Kolkata
I have been suffering from gastritis from last one year BT still I feel pain after eating food and get chest pains at...
This is going to be a chronic problem. Suggest to visit a good homeopath near you, and get treatment min for 6months.
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Hi doctor, my heart is beating very fast, I'm very curious about what happening around me. I think I may have a mental disorder. Can you help me?.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Hi doctor, my heart is beating very fast, I'm very curious about what happening around me. I think I may have a menta...
At 18, one does get affected too soon by fear, flight or freight and it is not a disease, learn to calm the mind through yoga and meditation or any other relaxation like reading good books/ watching tv.
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A heart attack happens when the flow of oxygen-rich blood to a section of heart muscle suddenly becomes blocked and the heart can't get oxygen. If blood flow.

MBBS
General Physician,
A heart attack happens when the flow of oxygen-rich blood to a section of heart muscle suddenly becomes blocked and t...
Yes these areteries called coronary arteries mainly three of them if the arteries gets block by depositing of fat mainly cholesterol deposit there by partially or completely block the arteries there nutrition or blood supply is cut of to heart muscle that is called myocardial infarction or heart attack.
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I had some diagnosed health issue started from last one year. Today again I felt like my hand veins becoming stiff, heart beat slow and light headed. I had two glasses of hot hot water then everything started to come normal. Two months back I had done blood tests, LFT, stomach scan, ECG, Echo cardiogram, treadmill, stomach scan, ECG, Echo cardiogram, Threadmill test and blood sugar test. All reports are perfectly normal. Physician told it as a acidity. I am scared why I feel like this often and do I have any serious health issue? Do I need to do any other tests?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I had some diagnosed health issue started from last one year. Today again I felt like my hand veins becoming stiff, h...
Hello, lybret user, It reveals that you are suffering from hyperacidity as acid being defused in blood is transported to brain affecting hypothelemus to restrict the normal function of the body. Continue taking plenty of water to dilute acid, preventing constipation. Your diet be simple, easily digestible on small intereval avoiding acidity. Avoid junk food, alcohol, nicotine.The, homoeopathic medicines:@ acid sulp 30-6 pills thrice. Report wikey. Your feedback matters. Tk care.
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A person continously(5 years) taking tonact tg and cardace h5 for cholosterol and blood pressure, if any side effects. His bp and cholesterol level is normal after taking medicine. Kft and lft is ok. Sugar is border line. Please advise. He is taking medicine for bp for the last 17 years.

Post Graduate Diploma in Emergengency Medical Serveices, MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath,
The benefits of taking medication is much higher than the side effects so don't bother continue your medication.
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Is there a permanent method for lowering cholesterol levels. Should I continue medication for the rest of my life or for a specific period thanks for the help.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Is there a permanent method for lowering cholesterol levels. Should I continue medication for the rest of my life or ...
Treatment depends on the symptoms and any major untoward incident in your life and if you can control it without medication than it's better to get it checked every six months.
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