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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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Weather discontinuation of atorvistatin and aspirin tabs (which were advised by cardiologist) lead to develop any unwanted problems?

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
These are prophylactic drugs and should not be discontinued without consulting your doctor. Dr surbhi agrawal consultant physician and diabetologist
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My mother's age is 52, on lipid profile she has got triglycerides 243, she is a diabetic. How bad it is?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
My mother's age is 52, on lipid profile she has got triglycerides 243, she is a diabetic. How bad it is?
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,. Cod liver oil. Take anti cholesterol medicines . Cap. Ecosprin gold-10 at night daily.
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Few month back after having work at office I reached home and had dinner. After one hour I started feeling speed in heart beat and breath started faster also I felt dizziness. 15 mins After drinking a glass of hot water everything came to normal. Later also This was happening to me couple of time in three days gap. I had done echo cardiogram, treadmill test, blood test, LFT,ECG but everything was normal. My fear is do I have heart problem. Please help me.

M.B.B.S. , PG Diploma In Clinical Cardiology
Cardiologist, Delhi
Few month back after having work at office I reached home and had dinner. After one hour I started feeling speed in h...
All your cardiac investigations are normal Sensitivity of echo and tmt combined together is more then 70% in diagnosing heart problem As your chief complaint was palpitation with dizziness I would suggest you to go for 24 hour holter monitoring test If that is normal ,it was because of gastritis or acid peptic disorder Thank you.
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My mom age is 46 year old and she is having heart issue, so cardiologist doctor suggested norpace 100 mg medicine, but its not available please suggest what should I do

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have limited material about your mothers heart issue, but u can try tonicard drops ( sbl ) 20 drops 3 times a day in 20 ml fresh water. Take for 3 months nd report me
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Immediately after dry cough I experienced tachycardia? Is there anything to worry about.

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
Immediately after dry cough I experienced tachycardia?  Is there anything to worry about.
Sometimes after taking cough drops (allopathic) some people experience tachycardia, stop it immediately.
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In a body how many type of cholesterol are there which are directly effect on weight. Give me any suggestion if you know.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
In a body how many type of cholesterol are there which are directly effect on weight. Give me any suggestion if you k...
Hello, Cholesterol is a substance that your liver produces naturally. It’s vital for the formation of cell membranes, vitamin D, and certain hormones. Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance. It doesn’t dissolve in water and therefore can't travel through the blood by itself. There are 3 types of Cholesterol :- Good Cholesterol -- HDL Bad Cholesterol -- LDL Triglyceride. Normal Values are :- total cholesterol: less than 200 mg/dL LDL cholesterol: less than 100 mg/dL HDL cholesterol: 40 mg/dL or higher triglycerides: less than 150 mg/dL A lipid panel measures your total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, and triglycerides.
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Hi I am 25 from yesterday I have pain in my chest and back same I have (dhekar) also and when I cough then headache is also there because of all this I ma feeling very unrefreshed and tried pls confirm what to do.

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Vijayawada
Hi I am 25 from yesterday I have pain in my chest and back same I have (dhekar) also and when I cough then headache i...
Hi lybrate-user, You are suffering with bronchitis due to cold climate, Take Homeo medicine - Bryonia 200, 6 pills two times a day for next 3 days for complete cure. Avoid cold things and climate.
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I'm looking for healthy life. But right now I'm seeking for job. So have a lot of pressure and problem. And I'm losing my health even by smoking So tell me how to control this? As soon as possible!

BHMS
Homeopath, Lucknow
I'm looking for healthy life.
But right now I'm seeking for job.
So have a lot of pressure and problem. And I'm losin...
Dear lybrate-user, health is wealth as you know, should take care of your mental health at first by positive thoughts. Smoking not a solution, it contains nicotine which suppress your nervous system after that you feel more frustrated. Start taking yoga, meditation, inspirational thought. Thanks.
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What is the advantage of 'Triphala' Can it beneficial to a obesity, high-pressure, cholesterol?

MD
Yoga & Naturopathy Specialist, Delhi
What is the advantage of 'Triphala' Can it beneficial to a obesity, high-pressure, cholesterol?
No. If continued for long time it can become a habit which will be difficult to break. Start eating 250 gms of salad 30 minutes before every meal. That can solve many of your problems.
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I have chest pain from 5 months but it occurs not frequently if occurs after 4-5 days and the type of pain is sometime sharp and sometime burning I get very discomfort while pain and feel very scary please suggest me proper advice and treatment.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I have chest pain from 5 months but it occurs not frequently if occurs after 4-5 days and the type of pain is sometim...
For pain take tablet paracetamol 650 mg with rantac and Get your vital parameters of the body checked from a nearby doctor and revert back with findings
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Doctor I am having chest pain in my heart since the past few weeks. Please advice me with some medicine. Thank you.

LCPS, BAM&S
General Physician, Pune
Doctor I am having chest pain in my heart since the past few weeks. Please advice me with some medicine. Thank you.
Chest pain until otherwise proved should be treated for heart disease only. So see a good doctor as early as possible. Once heart is ruled out, then you can think of other causes. Other causes could be acidity, rib joint pain, muscular pain gas etc.
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I am suffering from chest pain yes because may be I smoke is this a reason for my chest pain? Can you help me out for this?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am suffering from chest pain yes because may be I smoke is this a reason for my chest pain? Can you help me out for...
You stop smoking as this is due to smoking best age to stop smoking is before 40, in fact do not start all only by using strong will power and avoiding all situations where you feel like smoking, chewing tobacco or drinking or using drugs avoiding friends who smoke and diverting mind by reading or chewing a gum, like nicorette and taking a walk when you crave for a smoke can all help. You can chew nicorette gum which is nicotine replacement. There are medicines available. Which can be prescribed if asked personally cigarette smoking is a leading preventable cause of mortality.
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From last 1 month I have some pain in middle of chest. I had took some homeopathic medicine then I am feeling good. But still I am feeling some pain during morning time. When I coordinated with homeopathy doctor they told that there is some gastric problem. So, I request you to give me some advice so that I can be totally alright from this problem.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
From last 1 month I have some pain in middle of chest. I had took some homeopathic medicine then I am feeling good. B...
Dear Lybrateuser, -Your pain in middle chest is due to hyperacidity -avoid spicy, fried & junk food, have fresh homemade food, instead of three large meals have 4-5 small meals including snacks, do not miss meals, have meals at fixed timings, chew your food well, have dinner 2-3 hrs before bedtime, do not lye down immediately after meals -have 8-10 glasses of water for proper digestion & to remove toxins from the body -do regular exercises like walking, jogging, swimming for 20-30 min a day, also do yoga for good digestion -take syrup gelusil, 2 teaspoonful half an hour after every meal -also restrict intake of tea/coffee to 2-3 cups a day, have biscuit along with it to reduce acidity, avoid alcohol & tobacco completely if you consume it -if still not much relief then get investigations done, consult a doctor. -
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Dear Dr. I got sudden pain in my chest for 10 sec, back and left arm was heavy/tighten, pain was I consulted cardiologist next day. He asked me to do ECG, blood test (Tropnin, CBC differential. Test result are normal, he has given ibuprofen & gastric syrup, asked me to see again tomorrow. Still I am feeling pain in middle fingers, some times pain in chest & some times upper back & some times in shoulder. I am driving car daily for 3 hr. Can you please tell me, is this a signs of any heart disease or some muscle/nerves pain. Thanks.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Dear Dr. I got sudden pain in my chest for 10 sec, back and left arm was heavy/tighten, pain was I consulted cardiolo...
Dear lybrateuser, - Your problem could be due to musculoskeletal disorder as you drive for a long time daily - do regular exercises of the upper body, also spinal stretches, take a few minutes break from your constant position while driving every hour - take medication as advised by your doctor - also can consult a physical therapist for relief of pain by exercise.
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I have pain in my upper stomach and also in chest. Pain is under chest bones Tell me what I have to do?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I have pain in my upper stomach and also in chest.
Pain is under chest bones
Tell me what I have to do?
It Could be due to Hyper acidity 1.Take bland diet, Avoid foods which cause acidity like spicy, oily, fatty and junk foods, onion, garlic, citrus fruit, tomato etc 2..Have proper Breakfast, Don’t skip or postpone your meal, Take home made food, Avoid food and water from outside, 3.Eat smaller meals at frequent intervals like 5-6 meals per day, and don't overeat. 4.Drink plenty of water. Take your meal regularly and timely. Avoid fasting, Don’t skip your breakfast. 5. Stop smoking, consumption of alcohol and tobacco, excess tea or coffee if you are having, 7. Avoid stress 8. Take one tablet of pan40 in the morning before breakfast daily for few days.9.Consult me for further advice
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I am suffering from dust allergy. I had use many tablets but no use. While sneezing I will get severe chest pain. How can I solve this problem.

PGDCC, MD(Chest), PG Dip.Clin.Cardiology
Pulmonologist, Ghaziabad
I am suffering from dust allergy. I had use many tablets but no use. While sneezing I will get severe chest pain. How...
Sometimes even minor rib fractures and soft tissue tears result with coughs and sneezes. Allergy should be treated adequately. Brochodilators and antihistaminics should be taken after consultation with your chest physician.
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I've a mild high bp issue, my cholesterol is usually under control. Once in two months I'm required to take Aten 25. Typically, whenever I work out, if not always but many times, I dont feel fresh. It's not tiredness. Is it due to reduced heart function (unhealthy heart)? Please advise. Thanks.

M.B;B.S, P.G.(FAMILY MEDICINE), D.O.H.
General Physician, Hyderabad
Whether D B.P. is mild / moderate / high once D medicines R started U should take life long modifying the dosages.Aten 25mg is not sufficient,minimum dose is 50mg UR symptoms R more due to stress rather the D disease
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Good afternoon sir/madam, Mere friend ko parso se khasi hai jiski wajah se uske sine me dard hota mai suggest medicine Thanks

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Good afternoon sir/madam, Mere friend ko parso se khasi hai jiski wajah se uske sine me dard hota mai suggest medicin...
1. Do warm saline gurgling 3-4 times daily 2. Take viscodyne d syrup 2tsf thrice daily if it is a dry cough or viscodyne syrup if cough is associated with sputum 3. You may have to take antibiotic along with it if no relief4. Avoid smoking if you smoke.
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7 Risk Factors For Heart Disease And Ways To Manage Them

PGDCC (Cardiology ), CCEBDM (Diabetes), CCGDM (Gestational Diabetes), CCMTD (Thyroid), MBBS
Cardiologist, Udaipur
7 Risk Factors For Heart Disease And Ways To Manage Them

Heart diseases also called as cardiovascular diseases include a wide spectrum of conditions which affect your heart. The diseases include blood vessel diseases, heart attack, rhythm problems, and angina. Heart diseases are currently the most common cause of death worldwide.

There are a large number of risk factors which predispose you to increased risk of heart diseases. Some of those risk factors cannot be modified (non-modifiable) and are not under our control while there are others that you can modify (modifiable) to prevent heart diseases.

While you cannot do much about non-modifiable risk factors (like age and family history) you can reduce your chances of heart disease by working on the modifiable risk factors. This include:

1. Smoking

Smokers have more than twice the risk of heart attack as compared to nonsmokers. In fact, even nonsmokers who are exposed to constant smoke (such as living with a spouse who smokes) also have an increased risk.

What you can do: Quit smoking or never start smoking at all. If you find it hard to quit on your own, consult an expert who can walk you through the entire process.

2. Obesity and physical inactivity

You are at increased risk of heart disease if your body weight is more than 20% of the ideal weight or if you are fat and obese. The most common reason for this is physical inactivity or sedentary lifestyle.

What you can do: start exercising regularly. You should exercise for 30-45 minutes for at least 5 days/week. Even leisure activities like walking or gardening can lower the risk. You can also set a pedometer goal of 10, 000 steps a day.

3. Unhealthy diet

Taking a diet rich in saturated fats, salt, and refined sugars can significantly increase the risk of heart diseases.

Things you can do: Include a lot of fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains in your diet. Avoid taking fried food which is rich in saturated fats.

4. High blood pressure

Hypertension or high blood pressure is one of the most common heart diseases risk factor in the western countries and adequate measures should be taken to keep it under control.

What you can do: you should keep the blood pressure under control through diet, exercise, and medications.

5. Diabetes

Diabetes itself can cause significant damage to the heart and along with other risk factors, it can have a synergistic effect.

What you can do: keep your diabetes under control by making some lifestyle changes like healthy diet, exercise, taking medicines as prescribed by your doctor and going for routine blood tests and health check-ups.

6. High cholesterol

The risk of heart disease increases as the total amount of fat or lipids in your blood increases.

What you can do: have a diet low in fat and rich in fruits and vegetables. Start exercising regularly. Get a lipid profile test done regularly to know your lipid status. Consult a doctor if the levels are too high for lipid lowering drugs.

7. Stress

People who take are prone to getting stressed easily and who cannot manage their stress effectively are at much higher risk.

What you can do: de-stress yourself by indulging in hobbies or activities which you like. Try yoga or meditation or join a club or class for the company.

It is not necessary that if you have these risk factors, you will definitely develop cardiovascular disease. But, the more risk factors you have, the greater is the likelihood that you might develop these diseases. Therefore, it is important that you adopt a healthy lifestyle and take appropriate preventive measures.

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