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Dr. Somasundaram

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Dr. Somasundaram is a popular Cardiologist in Anna Nagar East, Chennai. You can consult Dr. Somasundaram at Meenam Hospital in Anna Nagar East, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Somasundaram on Lybrate.com.

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I am a male of 29 years age. I was normal until only two years ago, I unintentionally measured by B.P and it came a little bit on higher side. Then I went to doctor and he also checked my B.P and it came a little on higher side. Then the doctor advised me to go for 24 hours ambulatory blood pressure monitoring and it came out to be normal but initial readings were high. Then doctor told me that you have white coat effect. I become nervous whenever someone else checks my b.p whether at home or in a clinical setting and my b.p comes out on higher side. But whenever I am alone and I record my B.P on automatic B.P monitor, it comes out to be normal and most of the times below 120/80. But from the last one year I feeling slight tinges near my heart and I feel that that my heart is beating against my chest but not to that extent but when I put my hand near hand, I can feel my heat beating sharply and like against my chest. I did an ECG and it showed left ventricular hypertrophy but showed that it might be some voltage criteria. Then I did an ECHO and it came out to be perfectly normal. But still I feel that there is something wrong with my heart and I continuously feel some tinges in my heart. Doctors first put me on petril beta and then other put me on concor 5 mg along with some anti depressants. Currently the cardiologist has put me on stalopam 5 mg and clonazepam 0.25 mg. That is all. But still I feel that I am not healthy and I always fear that there is something wrong with my heart and that might be due to high bp. Please help me and please tell me that whether automatic bp monitors from which I measure bp at home are accurate or not. Please help me.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am a male of 29 years age. I was normal until only two years ago, I unintentionally measured by B.P and it came a l...
White coat hypertension means only have anxiety related BP and automatic BP monitoring device is only for a screening The term “white coat” comes from references to the white coats traditionally worn by doctors. The white coat effect means that your blood pressure is higher when it is taken in a medical setting than it is when taken at home. On average, when your blood pressure is taken at home the top (systolic) number can be around 10 mmHg lower than it would be if taken by a doctor and 5 mmHg lower on the bottom (diastolic) number. For some people this difference can be even greater.
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Sir mujhe headache rozana hoti hai BP hamesha low rehta hai please give me some solution?

Sir mujhe headache rozana hoti hai BP hamesha low rehta hai please give me some solution?
Hi lybrate user avoid the alone take homoeopathic medicine natrum mur-30 (four pills one time) for seven day take homoeopathic medicine belladona-30 (four pills thrice a day) for seven day sleep eight to ten hours.
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C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE-HYPERTENSION FACTS
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Some people with hypertension may react with alarm when they check their blood pressure at home or at the drugstore and the reading is elevated. It's not unusual for people with an isolated finding of elevated blood pressure to show up at the local Emergency Department with sudden concern, but in many cases, the real concern is not a single high reading, but the cumulative effect of persistent uncontrolled hypertension.
Hypertension is a risk factor for many negative health outcomes, including heart failure, coronary artery disease, stroke, kidney disease, peripheral artery disease and hypertensive retinopathy, a disease of the eye. Hypertension is also associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus, which is why the United States Preventive Services Task Force has issued a recommendation for diabetic screening in people with high blood pressure. Good control of blood pressure results in a rapid reduction of risk for cardiovascular disease.

Hypertensive heart disease results from changes in both the structure of the heart and blood vessels and their function as the body adapts to abnormally high blood pressure. If you can imagine the heart as a pump operating against a fluid circuit, picture the increased work of that pump if pressure within the circuit is increased.Some of the changes caused by persistent high blood pressure can be partially reversed with treatment using ACE inhibitor medications.

Hypertension results in wear and tear of vital organs and vessels as a result of mechanical stress.

Blood vessels have mechanisms to regulate blood flow throughout the body, and when high blood pressure occurs, the blood vessels constrict in initial response. Eventually, the walls of the blood vessels thicken and tissue damage occurs, resulting in hardening of the vessel walls.

Hypertensive disease of the eye is known as hypertensive retinopathy. In the retina of the eye, changes in the blood vessels eventually result in disruption of the integrity of the vessel, and blood or fatty acids may leak onto the delicate retinal tissue. This results in permanent vision change, and it's very preventable.

Complications of stroke can be due to hemorrhage of the blood vessels that supply the brain, or, more frequently, can result from poor blood flow through arteries damaged by persistent high blood pressure. Approximately 85% of strokes are ischemic, or due to poor blood flow. Another manifestation of hypertensive disease that affects the brain is hypertensive encephalopathy. This condition refers to a change in mental status, frequently accompanied by headache and nausea, that results from swelling in the brain caused by alterations in blood flow at very high blood pressure. This condition is associated with malignant hypertension, or hypertensive emergency.

Persistent high blood pressure is one of the leading causes of chronic kidney disease, frequently requiring dialysis. Blood is filtered through the kidneys, and when the small blood vessels of the kidney are damaged by chronic uncontrolled hypertension, the body becomes unable to filter waste. People with kidney damage eventually spend hours hooked to dialysis machines that can remove waste products from their bloodstream, or they may require a kidney transplant. In either case, prevention of the complication is preferable and less complex.

Unfortunately, it is easy to underestimate the cumulative effects of high blood pressure, since the damage is asymptomatic initially. It's important to recognize the inevitable consequences of ignoring persistent high blood pressure. If you have high blood pressure, it's important to realize the silent damage occurring over time if your blood pressure is not adequately treated. If you have a high blood pressure reading, you should repeat measurement on two more occasions. If your blood pressure remains above the level your doctor has suggested, it is essential to follow up. There are many excellent and affordable medications available for treatment of hypertension. Some people require a combination of drugs to maintain control. Whatever the case, the inconvenience of treatment is far exceeded by the benefits to your health over a lifetime.
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Hello doctor. I am suffering from low BP. I have joined in yoga class at 5.30 am. While doing yoga I am loosing all my energy. Am unable to perform well. Can I eat anything before going yoga class? And how can I overcome this low BP?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Cardiology, Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS - Physician )
Cardiologist, Delhi
The low BP may be due to low sugar as you are going empty stomach and doing workout. It will be best if you eat something light like a biscuit/rusk with a cup of tea or milk and take water/juice rather than going empty stomach.
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My mother does not sleep last 5 night and she having little pain at left side of chest also she is an asthma patient. Plzz suggest what should I do.

PGFCP, PGDEMS, Bachelor Of Ayurvedic Medicine And Surgery
Ayurveda, Satara
My mother does not sleep last 5 night and she having little pain at left side of chest also she is an asthma patient....
Hi… if you can follow few basic things then you will get better results in short period of time, * drink only 100-150 ml of lukewarm water during meals, * don’t drink water one hour before meals and one hour after meals, l * avoid oily, fermented and stale foods, *drink lukewarm water regularly as possible, * sleep upto 10.30 pm, * do anuloma viloma pranayam regularly early in the morning, * avoid cold things, intermittent eating, heavy foods, contact with dust and pollen grains, day time sleeping, @ TAKE 20 ml of ginger juice with 1 tsf of jiggery before meals, @ take 2 tablets of SWAS-KASA-CHINTAMANI RASA, early in the morning on empty stomach along with 1 tsf of honey and ginger juice, @ take ½ tsf of lavanbhaskar churna after meals, Do all these things for 30 days, gives you good result. THANKS.
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Hello doctor my grandfather suffered a cardiac arrest so are there any chances of me getting a cardiac arrest? And if there are any chances then what am I supposed to do to prevent it from happening? Thank you.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Hello doctor my grandfather suffered a cardiac arrest so are there any chances of me getting a cardiac arrest? And if...
reduce weight by eating healthy and take lots of seasonal vegetables and fruits control blood pressure keep sugar levels under control reduce salt, sugar and bad fats like saturated fats and do take healthy fats like a spoon of desi ghee and butter a katori of assorted nuts for good fats and proteins exercise according to your work profile and don't over exert or do extra exercises to tire body reduce stress and anxiety related issues be disciplined avoid pollution and smoke Beware and stay indoors Keep oxygen cylinders handy Good for us to breathe fresh air indoor if outside is unhealthy congenital cause of heart disease can be controlled by us.
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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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I am 45 years old female. 1 year back I got by bp checked it showed 150/90, then I checked every 2 days in a week with little diet change and started on exercises In a week my bp turned to 130/80 But now again last week when I got checked It again showed up as 150/90 Doctor recommended me a tablet to be used Should I manage as before r start on medication?

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I am 45 years old female. 1 year back I got by bp checked it showed 150/90, then I checked every 2 days in a week wit...
Your blood pressure is fluctuating but it is not that much high...you can start ayurvedic treatment....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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For last three years I am facing chest pain. Pain near my heart continuously. I also have acidity problem now and then. I consulted 4 different doctors in this period. I also got my ECG done before 2 year that was normal. I consulted to heart specialist also but every Dr. said that you do not have any heart problem but this pain is due to anxiety and acidity. I do not know how can it be anxiety. I do not think too much about anything and I do not have any fear or anything like this. I do not smoke. I am not alcoholic. I am not fat. I am 29 year old boy. My height is 5'5" and weight is 62 kg. The period in which I take medicine as prescribed by Dr. I feel normal but as soon as I left the medicine chest pain starts again even without acidity. I am very confused why I feel this pain. Can it be angina? I want to get rid off this pain. Pls help. Thnx in advance.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
For last three years I am facing chest pain. Pain near my heart continuously. I also have acidity problem now and the...
Dear Lybrate user, Anxiety disorders are a category of mental disorders characterized by feelings of anxiety and fear, where anxiety is a worry about future events and fear is a reaction to current events. These feelings may cause physical symptoms, such as a racing heart and shakiness. There are a number of anxiety disorders: including generalized anxiety disorder, a specific phobia, social anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, agoraphobia, and panic disorder among others. While each has its own characteristics and symptoms, they all include symptoms of anxiety. Anxiety medicines alone cannot cure anxiety disorders mainly because medicines do not alter behavior. Behavior change and Continuous practice of the changed behavior cure anxiety. I suggest anxiety education, progressive counseling and progressive psychotherapy. I assure you complete cure. I need to know more about your anxiety so that I will be able to diagnose it properly and provide you tips to overcome and manage your anxiety. Take care.
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I am suffering from indigestion problem. After eating any food, I feel burning in my throat and chest. After eating food I used to take antacid, but I can not recover. Please tell me what should I do.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Gurgaon
I am suffering from indigestion problem. After eating any food, I feel burning in my throat and chest. After eating f...
It may be due to slow peristalsis, Food allergies or minimal Intestinal obstruction due to some infection/infestation/Inflammation, You may send me more information about your problem for better diagnosis Until then you can take Homeopathic Treatment. If you have Faith in Homeopathy, You can use following Homeopathic Medicines: (1) Kalmegh Q (2) Chelidonium Q Avoid fat fried food, take small meals at short intervals, preferably early breakfast and light dinner. Performing Kapalbhati Pranayama and Bhastrika Pranayama with Neoli-Kriya in mornings after passing stools will certainly help you until it is cured.
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Sir I have a pin in my heart for some time. Sir I feel very nervous so what I do please.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Sir I have a pin in my heart for some time. Sir I feel very nervous so what I do please.
1.For your age pain chest could be due to anxiety, stress, Physical and mental strain 2. Avoid stress and strain 3.Do regular exercise, Yoga, Meditation, deep breathing exercise like pranayama etc. It will calm your mind, control your emotion and relieve stress 4.Take paracetamol 500mg one tablet sos after food up to a maximum of three tablets daily 5. Drink plenty of water and take rest .6.if you have recurrent attack of chest pain take ECG and consult cardiologist
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My brother is 13 yrs old, he is facing problem with heart enlarge since when he is of 2 yrs and now his heart pumping is 20, can you suggest how he should recover, please tell and suggest any treatment regarding this problem.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My brother is 13 yrs old, he is facing problem with heart enlarge since when he is of 2 yrs and now his heart pumping...
We will be able to comment on this only after physically examining him so please take treatment only from a cardiologist
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My heart beat suddenly becomes fast like 90 beats per second! Some times I drink bear! Bt in limited quantity! When I run then my beats like 110 or 115 beats per send! So tell me some remedies to control this!

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
My heart beat suddenly becomes fast like 90 beats per second! Some times I drink bear! Bt in limited quantity! When I...
It is natural for heart beat to go up during exercise and when you get used to it the beat will stabilise as a precaution get tests for heart done like halter and blood for sugar and lipids and get back here with reports. You will get more guidance.
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My age is 64 and I am having diabetes and BP, which are under control. My Blood Sugar PP is 151 and BP is 120/80 (taken today). Daily in the night I am having continuous cough, for the past one month. I don't have asthma and wheezing problem and also fever of chest pain. Kindly advise whether it is due to heart problem or some other reason. Kindly advise. N. Manoharan.

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
My age is 64 and I am having diabetes and BP, which are under control. My Blood Sugar PP is 151 and BP is 120/80 (tak...
Dear Please do basic investigations like chest xray blood study, 2D echo, ECG to asses the health. Then we can advise you.
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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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Can anybody help with reason for miscarriages after heartbeat (at the time of 7-9 weeks) when all Medical Tests are NORMAL (incl advanced tests - karyotyping, Thrombhilia Profile etc.)?

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Can anybody help with reason for miscarriages after heartbeat (at the time of 7-9 weeks) when all Medical Tests are N...
It's incompatibility between fetus and surrounding, uterus that's the way to put it when every report is normal.
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My wife age is 33 years and weight is 42 kg. She have a low blood pressure problem one week before her periods. She feel weakness.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Mandi
Ashwagandha capsules 2 be for 1 month Dashmoolaarisht 4tsf + equal water /twice a day after 1 hr of meal For one month Punarnava mandur 2 tab daily Beet root use daily Fruits n plenty of fluids For any more details n follow up U can contact me on my person chat.
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What should a blood pressure patient will have to eat daily to maintain their fitness and wealth.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
What should a blood pressure patient will have to eat daily to maintain their fitness and wealth.
Drugs do not remove the cause, nor do they cure the condition. All drugs against hypertension without exception, are toxic and have distressing side-effects. The fast way to cure hypertension is to eliminate the poisons from the system, which cause it. Persons with high blood pressure should always follow a well-balanced routine of proper diet, exercise and rest. Meat and eggs cause blood pressure to rise more than any other food. The pressure is lowered and blood clotting diminished by taking a diet with a higher fruit content, lower protein and non-flesh diet. A natural diet consisting of fresh fruits and vegetables, instead of a traditional diet, is helpful in getting rid of the poisons from the body. A hypertension patient should start the process of healing by living on an all¬ fruit diet for at least a week, and take fruits at five-hourly intervals, thrice a day. He should take juicy fruits such as oranges, apples, pears, mangoes, guavas, pineapples and grapes. Milk may be taken after a week of a diet of fruits only. The milk should be fresh and boiled only once. The patient can be permitted cereals in the diet after two weeks. Vegetables are also good for a patient of hypertension. They should preferably be taken raw. If they are cooked, it could be ensured that their natural goodness is not destroyed in the process of cooking. Vegetables like cucumber, carrot, tomato, onion, radish, cabbage and spinach are best taken in their raw form. They may be cut into small pieces and sprinkled with a little salt and the juice of a lemon added to them so as to make them more palatable. The intake of salt should be restricted; in any case it should not be taken more than four grams or half a teaspoon per day. Baking powder containing sodium carbonate should also be avoided. Garlic is regarded as one of the most effective remedies to lower blood pressure. The pressure and tension are reduced because it has the power to ease the spasm of the small arteries. Garlic also slows the pulse and modifies the heart rhythm besides relieving the symptoms of dizziness Numbness shortness of breath and the formation of gas within the digestive tract. The average dosage •should be two to three capsules a day to make a dent in the blood pressure. There I an important relation between dietary calcium and potassium and hypertension. It is found that people who take potassium rich diets have a low incidence of hypertension even it they do not control their salt-intake. They have also found that people with hypertension do not seem to get much calcium in the form of dairy products. The two essentia1 nutrients seem to' help the body throw off excess sodium and are involved in important functions which control the working of the vascular system. Potassium is found in abundance in fruits and vegetables and calcium in dairy products. The patient of hypertension should follow a plan of a well-balanced diet in which the constituents of food should be approximately in the following proportion: carbohydrate twenty per cent protein ten to fifteen percent fat five per cent and fruits and vegetables sixty to sixty-five per cent. In this plan one main meal should be based on raw foods while the second main meal may consist of cooked foods. Meals should be taken slowly and in a relaxed atmosphere. Food should be well masticated as the process of digestion begins in the mouth. The dinner should not normally be taken late. TREATMENT CHART FOR HYPERTENSION A - DIET I. Juice diet for 5 days. Use warm water enema daily during this period. II. All-fruit diet for further 5 days, with three meals a day at five-hourly intervals. III. Thereafter, adopt the following diet: - 1. Early Morning: A glass of lukewarm water mixed with the juice of half a lime. 2. Breakfast: Fruits and skimmed milk. 3. Mid-morning: Coconut water. 4. Lunch: Steamed vegetables, whole-wheat wheat tortilla or brown rice and a glass of buttermilk. 5. Mid-afternoon: A glass of carrot juice or orange juice. 6. Dinner: Salad of raw vegetables, green gram sprouts and vegetable soup. AVOID: Meats, sugar, white flour, tea, coffee, condiments, pickles fried foods, and products made from sugar and white flour. Important: Restrict the intake of salt and use liberally garlic and indian gooseberry. B - OTHER MEASURES 1. Exercise, especially brisk walking and yoga asanas like pavanmuktasana, uttanpadasana and shavasana. 2. Hot foot immersion in case of high blood pressure accompanied with headache.
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Sir My total cholesterol 224, HDL 41, LDL 158, VLDL 25, triglycerides 125. Want your opinion please.

BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
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My total cholesterol 224, HDL 41, LDL 158, VLDL 25, triglycerides 125. Want your opinion please.
I think you are hypertensive. Try to avoid fat and carbohydrates. Try to start statins (lipid lowering drugs) as per doctor prescription. Also start blood thinners as per doctors advise to avoid any blocks in coronary arteries.
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