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Dr. Siva Kumar

Cardiologist, Chennai

Dr. Siva Kumar Cardiologist, Chennai
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Dr. Siva Kumar is a renowned Cardiologist in Triplicane, Chennai. You can visit her at Shakthi Hospital in Triplicane, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Siva Kumar on Lybrate.com.

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Hi Srinivas 35, Here I'm suffering with gastric problem, gas coming through mouth heavily after eating and drinking. Some times coming chest pain. Give me some solution. Thank you.

PG Diploma In Clinical Cosmetology (PGDCC), MBBS
Cardiologist, Mumbai
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Srinivas 35, Here I'm suffering with gastric problem, gas coming through mouth heavily after eating and drinking. ...
Hello, the symptoms are s/o gastric reflux. In which the acid from stomach gets refluxed into lower oesophagus (food pipe, leading to burping and heartburn mimicking chest pain. You have to start a complete course of proton pump inhibitors i. E. Antacid. Eat bland foods, do not lie down immediately after meals. Drink plenty of water. Avoid tea and coffee, gap between meals should not be more than 4 hrs. If symptoms still persist, consult a physician.
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My father in law who is 61 yrs now had undergone angioplasty in 2007. The stent was inserted through the right side. From last year there is numbness (less sensation) on the right thigh and pain occurs when he stands for a long time or walks for about 2 kms. Is it due to the operation or some other cause? kindly advice.

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Homeopath, Delhi
Dr. Reckeweg's r - 3 and Dr. Reckeweg's r - 63 / 10 - 10 drops in little water thrice a day for one month. Keep a 10 to 15 minutes gap in between these medicines. Revert back after one month with feedback.
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Ayurvedic Strategic Lifestyle Changes for Lowering Cholesterol

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Noida
Ayurvedic Strategic Lifestyle Changes for Lowering Cholesterol

Ayurveda emphasis that a disciplined diet and exercise plan can help lower ldl and improve hdl.

Here are a few time tested strategies that you may adopt to bring total cholesterol lower and keep it that way

1. Walking 2 miles in 30 minutes 3 times a week constitutes a moderate level of aerobic exercise. That may be enough to raise your hdl cholesterol by 1 to 3 points (higher is better) and lower your ldl cholesterol (lower is better).

If you can't get in a 30-minute block of exercise all at once, do a few minutes of exercise here and there throughout the day (climb the stairs at work, walk around the block on your lunch break, park and walk). Researchers have demonstrated that exercise even without weight loss can have a positive impact on improving cholesterol levels. It is the amount of activity, and not necessarily any changes in fitness or intensity of exercise that is important for cholesterol improvement and decreasing the risk factors for heart disease and stroke.

2. Do deep breathing exercise for 10 min daily. It helps refresh your system and is an effective distress technique too.

3. Drink 6-8 glasses of water daily

4. Quit smoking. Smoking lowers hdl cholesterol levels and increases the tendency for blood to clot

5. Avoid alcohol.

Diet

6. Start your day with fresh fruits and high soluble fibre grain such as oats

7. Eat plenty of vegetables, esp green leafy vegetables, fruits and whole pulses. Certain foods really do have health benefits for controlling cholesterol and overall heart health beyond providing basic nutrition.


    Broccoli
    Fish or fish oil
    Green leafy vegetables
    Oranges or orange juice
    Carrots
    Garlic
    Fiber oats/oat bran/oatmeal


8 take enough good fat in food, don't avoid fat. Sesame oil, olive oil, rape seed oil are healthy.

9. Garlic- one or two cloves before your breakfast is beneficial in boosting hdl

Turmeric and curry leaves can be used as spices in various foods.

Isabgol (psyllium husk) at bedtime is also beneficial in boosting hdl

Medicine

10. Arjuna, guggulu can be added as medication on ayurvedic physician advice

Conventional aspects

The ncep national cholesterol education program has recommended a therapeutic lifestyle-change diet, which should be incorporated in the treatment of all patients. The following are recommendations:


    Patients should reduce their intake of saturated fats to less than 7% of their total calorie (energy) intake. Their cholesterol intake should be reduced to less than 200 mg/d. Trans fatty acids (the hdl-lowering, ldl-raising fats) should be kept to a minimum. Polyunsaturated fats should constitute up to 10% of total energy intake, and monounsaturated fats, up to 20% of total energy intake. Total fat intake, therefore, should be in the range of 25-35% of total energy intake.
    Carbohydrates (complex carbohydrates from grains, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables) should constitute 50-60% of total energy intake.
    Patients should consume 20-30 g/d of fiber.
    The protein content should be approximately 15% of total energy intake.
    In order to maintain a desirable body weight and to prevent weight gain, the total amount of energy consumed must be balanced in terms of energy intake and expenditure.

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Iam a 66 year cardiodiabitic patient (cardio and femoral artery procedure in 2012 and on Ramipril 10, Metolar 50, atorvastatin 20, clopidogrel 75, Metformin 1mg, glimepiride and pioze 15. Though the Sugar and cholesterol level are in control, but do you suggest any change in medicines or its doses.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Iam a 66 year cardiodiabitic patient (cardio and femoral artery procedure in 2012 and on Ramipril 10, Metolar 50, ato...
Mr Dhirendra, If your blood sugar is well controlled then there is no need to chenge treatment. Good control means fasting close to 100 mg and PP between 150 to 160 mg and HbA1c%<7.. If this achieved then there is no reason to change.
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Hi Dr's. Mere beta 10 years old, sans lene mai bhut dikkat hoti hai, spacially in wheat cutting n wether changing humne uske PGI CHANDIGARH mai bhi sare test kraye unhone use inhelar ka suggest kiya by we want parmanent solution of this. Ti humne ek homeopathic Dr. ko consult kia last 10 month se hum unse treatment kra rhe hai bt we did'nt find any improment in him. Thoda sa cold hua or usko cough bn gyi or ab breathing mein bhut preshani ho rhi h.puri puri raat so nhi pata. Breathing ki aawaz bahr tk sunai deti h.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Dear lybrateuser, - For your sons problem you have to avoid exposure to the trigerring factor - also avoid any cold fluids he should have move of warm fluids like water, milk tea, coffee, soup - give him a teaspoon of honey with breakfast daily morning - boost his immunity by giving him fruits & vegetables including green leafy & seasonal ones - take precaution when weather changes - take medication regularly & consult your doctor.
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My chest is having pain from over one week. What should I do? Please help me.

MBBS
General Physician,
My chest is having pain from over one week. What should I do? Please help me.
CHEST PAIN in your case may be due to 1.acidity. 2. severe anxiety 3. muscular problem A. You can take Tablet Pantocid 40 mg one tablet before food for 3 days B. Local application of Volini gel 1% twice a day for 2-3 day you should go for BP check along with Base line ECG and review with report I am giving you some health tips to avoid acidity 1.Take small frequent meal kindly take 5-6 small meal in whole day 2.Take 6-8 glass of water in a day 4. Moderate physical activity regularly 5.avoid excessive tea, coffee 6. Do Not postpone Breakfast 7. Avoid spicy food Consult physician for further management
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My daughter, aged 29 and weight 48 KG is having Low BP which sometimes comes down to 85/55. She generally takes good diet and always avoid junk food, cold drinks or such sort of things. Cactus Q is of no help. Other symptoms are: Heavy Dandruff Falling of hair Dry skin Please advise. Thanks.

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

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
In the left side of my chest I am feeling some unnecessary pain what should I do?
Dear lybrateuser, -The pain could be due to acidity -do not skip meals, have meals on time, avoid spicy, fried & junk foods, more than 1-2 cups of tea/coffee, alcohol, nicotine, chew your food well, have dinner 2-3 hrs before bedtime -have8-10 glasses of water for proper digestion -if not much relief then get x-ray chest, ecg done & consult a doctor.
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I have undergone CBG way back in 1992 and in good health conditions with diet food habit, walking etc., My cholestral level is around 230 in the last 20 years and continue to be on anti cholestral tablets apart from clopilet. How long this has to be continued please.

MD - Consultant Physician, MBBS
Cardiologist, Ludhiana
It should be continued life long unless there is some problem. Like all medications, statins can cause side effects. Common side effects (which affect up to 1 in 10 people) include: • nosebleeds • sore throat • a runny or blocked nose (non-allergic rhinitis) • headache • feeling sick • problems with the digestive system, such as constipation,diarrhoea, indigestion or flatulence (passing wind) • muscle and joint pain • increased blood sugar level (hyperglycaemia) • an increased risk of diabetes Uncommon side effects which may affect up to 1 in 100 people include: • being sick • loss of appetite or weight gain • difficulty sleeping (insomnia) or having nightmares • dizziness – if you experience this, do not drive or use tools and machinery • loss of sensation or tingling in the nerve endings of the hands and feet (peripheral neuropathy) • memory problems • blurred vision –if you experience this, do not drive or use tools and machinery • ringing in the ears • inflammation of the liver (hepatitis), which can cause flu-like symptoms • inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis), which can causestomach pain • skin problems, such as acne or an itchy red rash • feeling unusually tired or physically weak Rare side effects which may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people include: • visual disturbances • bleeding or bruising easily • yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice)
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Dear sir good afternoon I just want to know that in my lipid profile test my s. Triglyceride is 349 mg% and s cholesterol is 200 mg% now I want to know how to control it and what are the risk factors ?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Dear sir good afternoon I just want to know that in my lipid profile test my s. Triglyceride is 349 mg% and s cholest...
Hello dear High triglycerides and cholesterol can cause atherosclerotic heart disease or narrowed coronary arteries in the heart can cause the symptoms of angina, when theheart muscle is not provided with enough oxygen to function. Decreased blood supply to the brain may be due to narrowed small arteries in the brain or because the larger carotidarteries in the neck may become blocked. This can result in a transient ischmic attack or stroke. Peripheral artery disease describes gradual narrowing of the arteries that supply the legs. During exercise , if the legs do not get enough blood supply, they can develop pain , called claudication . Other arteries in the body may also be affected by plaque buildup causing them to narrow, including the mesenteric arteries to the intestine and the renal arteries to the kidney. Change life style .do meditation,yoga, Go walk daily, do any one physically activity daily i.e.play any game., Avoid fast foods,oily foods,junk foods,alcohol,smoking,fatty foods, non-veg.,avoid stress,take plenty of water in day time. And 1 glass of water before bed at night. use flax oil, omega-3 fatty meal or cap., take .green veg., whole grain. garlic,. Take anti cholesterol medicines .
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I am 40 years male and have family history for cardiovascular disease and diabetes. I am regular in gym and my weight is 68 kg, hight 181 cms. My all blood testes are normal except for hdl levels which is low (28) and triglyceride is high (250). What is your advice for me.

Certificate in Laparoscopic and Thoracoscopic Surgery, Fellowship in Paediatric cardiac Surgery, M. Ch. (CVTS), MS, MBBS
Cardiologist, Calicut
I am 40 years male and have family history for cardiovascular disease and diabetes. I am regular in gym and my weight...
I see that you are doing your best to lead a healthy life. I would suggest you see a physician who will examine you and give you some cholesterol reducing drugs with plenty of exercise, you will be fine. I can help you more when you share the reports with me also
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She is having fever for 2-3 days. She has diabetes and high blood pressure. What to do?

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
She is having fever for 2-3 days. She has diabetes and high blood pressure. What to do?
Belladonna - 30 / 5 drops in little water thrice a day for two days. Revert back after two days with feedback.
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I am suffering hypertension and my B. P is in the range 140/90, my age is 50 years and I am taking medicine to control it, is there any natural method to control it? and what precautions should be taken to keep my self healthy.

MBBS, Ph.D. Alternative medicine
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Patiala
I am suffering hypertension and my B. P is in the range 140/90, my age is 50 years and I am taking medicine to contro...
I need to know what medicine you are taking and since how long. There is a possibility of curing the hypertension completely with herbal treatment.
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I have pain in rib cage bone in front for last 2 months. Please tell me probable reason for this and what should I do to get rid of it.

MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Take tablet brufen sos in acute pain. Get yourself screened up for chest x Ray to rule out costochondritis
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When I am going to running in the early morning, I feel weakness. And chest pain. 1km cross easily after that I feel. But I want to running 2 km without weakness. I take green vegetables also and cow milk. But weight no loss. And one thing in tv adds show a medicine that revital. Can I take for this purpose. Plzz tell me that the revital.

BAMS, Diploma in Skin Aesthetics, Cosmetology and Trichology, Diploma in skin aesthetics, Diploma in cosmetology, Diploma in Trichology, Diploma in Nutrition & Diet Planning, MDscholar
Trichologist, Mumbai
When I am going to running in the early morning, I feel weakness. And chest pain. 1km cross easily after that I feel....
Lybrate-user, you haven't mentioned your height and weight. Exercise should always be gradual and can be increased in pace and time with practice. Feeling weak during a run can indicate few health issues. Weight loss can come with proper diet and exercise. Self medication is not good. So you need to visit a doctor to start with revital.
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BSAM, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), DM - Clinical Pharmacology, B.Sc Bio, M.Sc.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Dhubri
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Sir my father recently got stent implantation even though after a week he got expired what is the reason for it?

M.S. Genral
General Surgeon, Pune
Hi, dear-,-thanks for your query.. My diagnosis of your fathers death-post-stent-acute mi-pos-stent-which is a possibility in few of such cases, which is due to post-stent-embolism of coronaries-with acute mi causing death. Treatment-to avoid stents would be advised for you under doctors observation-on my- virtual-on-line lybrate clinic. Report me as you could avoid the disease - with 3-6 mths of corrective treatment on online-virual-clinic-under my advise. Contact-later for more maintenance-health tips for your heart death familial history. Thanks for using lybrate services. Have a good day.
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My thyroid was high and now its in range but my cholesterol is 236 where as range is 200. Please suggest me how to reduce it?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
My thyroid was high and now its in range but my cholesterol is 236 where as range is 200. Please suggest me how to re...
continue your thyroid medicines. High cholesterol can cause atherosclerotic heart disease or narrowed coronary arteries in the heart can cause the symptoms of angina, when theheart muscle is not provided with enough oxygen to function. Decreased blood supply to the brain may be due to narrowed small arteries in the brain or because the larger carotidarteries in the neck may become blocked. This can result in a transient ischmic attack or stroke. Peripheral artery disease describes gradual narrowing of the arteries that supply the legs. During exercise , if the legs do not get enough blood supply, they can develop pain , called claudication . Other arteries in the body may also be affected by plaque buildup causing them to narrow, including the mesenteric arteries to the intestine and the renal arteries to the kidney. Avoid fast foods,oily foods,junk foods,alcohol,smoking,fatty foods, non-veg.,avoid stress, take green veg., whole grain.garlic,. Take anti cholesterol medicines .
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What should we do when blood pressure go higher for immediate release? Some time my mother have this problem. She is 49 years old.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
What should we do when blood pressure go higher for immediate release? Some time my mother have this problem. She is ...
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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I am 65 years old one time stroke patient now my blood pressure is 178/90. What I should have to do.

General Physician (AM)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Chandigarh
Requires detailed questioning so as to ascertain your personality and to treat you symptomatically. Treatment is available, safe and without side effects in Biochemic system of medication. Consult me in private
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