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Dr. Somasundaram

Cardiologist, Chennai

300 at clinic
Dr. Somasundaram Cardiologist, Chennai
300 at clinic
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I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family....more
I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family.
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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 65 years old and suffered a Heart Attack 3 years back. I am on medication for the same (Ecosprin 75, Novastat - CV 10/75, Nebicard 2.5, Ativan 2 mg along with Pantocid once a day. Due to Acid Reflux problem, ecosprin 75 was stopped9 since last one year), and was advised to undergo Endoscopy test. I had undergone the test and diagnosed with Lax Cardia. I have been prescribed with Pantocid 40 twice a day since then. I have read in your Advisory tips, as well as advices from other doctors that prolonged use of PPI is very harmful. But, in my case I have to take it continuously. What should I do?

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I am 65 years old and suffered a Heart Attack 3 years back. I am on medication for the same (Ecosprin 75, Novastat - ...
You are right , prolonged use of PPI does carry risk(s). use kitchen remedies like ginger,garlic,ajwain,jeera,heeng,flax seed ground well. modify eating habits. take warm water in the form of green tea/clear soups/diluted milk/normal tea /plain warm water every 2 hours so that acid does not get collected and is washed further with warm nourishing liquids. continue other medicines given after heart attack. aspirin is a blood thinner and is not the only reason for acidity or stomach ulcers as feared. diet is more important than PPI prevention for acidity symptoms.
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I am suffering from diabetes-2 from last 4 years my fasting is 155 and PP is 249. I am also suffering from high blood pressure say 90/150. Kindly suggest me Ayurveda medicine for both the problem. I have also indigestion problem due to diabetes-2.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am suffering from diabetes-2 from last 4 years my fasting is 155 and PP is 249. I am also suffering from high blood...
In a known case of diabetic we need to control sugar levels with medication , aerobic exercise and following a diabetic diet and I will suggest you to take panchkarma treatment
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What are symptoms of heart stroke How to avoid getting sugar What are symptoms of sugar.

MD - Clinica Biodicity, MBBS
Cardiologist, Delhi
What are symptoms of heart stroke
How to avoid getting sugar
What are symptoms of sugar.
Dear lybrate-user to avoid diabetes and heart disease, do not be overweight. Be active. Avoid stress. Start yoga, meditation and walking. You are overweight, avoid sweets, fats and too many carbohydrates. Eat nutritious food like more salads and fruits. Drink plenty of water and lose weight. The symptoms of developing diabetes are being thirsty, being hungry, frequency of urine and losing weight.
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I wanted know about Ventricular Septal Defect. Is it genetic or acquired? How it affect on day to day life & it's future consequence on pregnancy. Thanks.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I wanted know about Ventricular Septal Defect. Is it genetic or acquired? How it affect on day to day life & it's fut...
Vsd is by birth, a congenital anomaly, not genetic or aquired. When there is a hole between 2 chambers of lower heart which pump the blood to entire body & to lungs for purification with fresh oxygen, the pumping action of heart will be affected for sure. Luckily the defect can be corrected but not during pregnancy. Depends upon symptoms. Avoid extra load on heart by rest, avoid swelling on body by reducing salt, eat more proteins to help baby grow faster & do operation to deliver the baby according to symptoms shown by mother about her heart being affected or not, she can carry the baby to full term at 36 weeks or an early delivery needs to be planned. But vsd is not inherited. Be sure to have a normal baby.
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I am facing problem with face sun tan. My facial skin was oily but from last 2 months I am using saslic foaming face wash and and have reduced the oiliness on my face. My face tone and my chest tone has a huge difference. I am almost 24 in age now and my parents are to start finding a life partner for me. I want to get rid of sun tan from my face and hands. Please help.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am facing problem with face sun tan. My facial skin was oily but from last 2 months I am using saslic foaming face ...
Dear lybrate user, -You can mix required amounts of gram flour, lemon juice & curd or yogurt, apply it on tanned areas & leave it for 15 min thereafter wash it with water -mix a few strands of saffron in 4-5 tablespoons of warm milk, add a few drops of lime juice , massage the mixture on tanned areas, keep it for 10 min then wash off with cold water.
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My father has undergone laparotomy with resection of gangrenous jejunum, ileum, caecum, appendix, colon with jejunostomy with closure of colonic loop under general anaesthesia. What is the diet plan of such patients? His heart EF is 38%

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
My father has undergone laparotomy with resection of gangrenous jejunum, ileum, caecum, appendix, colon with jejunost...
He should take a diet consisting of the following :- Milk and other dairy products, low-fat only Cooked vegetables Fruit juices and vegetable juices Cooked or canned fruit with the skin and seeds removed, Freshly prepared chapattis Lean, tender meats, such as poultry, whitefish, and shellfish that are steamed, baked, or grilled with no added fat Creamy peanut butter Pudding and custard Eggs Tofu Soup, especially broth Weak tea
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I am fatty & cholesterol is more, how to reduce my cholesterol quickly. Is there any tablets are there. Please send me, thank you sir.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am fatty & cholesterol is more, how to reduce my cholesterol quickly. Is there any tablets are there. Please send m...
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,. Cod liver oil. Take anti cholesterol medicines .
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What are the symptoms of diabetes nd what precautions a diabetic person should take? Nd what is the symptoms of low bp?

M.sc in dietetics and community nutrittion management
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Kolkata
What are the symptoms of diabetes nd what precautions a diabetic person should take? Nd what is the symptoms of low bp?
Symptoms of diabetes are (1) excessive thirst (2) excessive urination (3) increased hunger (4) weight loss (5) tiredness (6) tingling sensation in limbs (7) blurred vision (8) lack of interest. Precautions are (1) change food habits (2) don't smoke (3) keep your blood pressure and cholesterol level under control (4) regular eye checkup (5) regular physical exercise etc. Symptoms of low bp (1) fatigue (2) nausea (3) dizziness (4) clammy skin (5) depression (6) loss of consciousness (7) blurry vision. These are very common.
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I'm 22 years old I am having suddenly having alcohol problems, I get rapid heartbeat, metallic taste in mouth, dizziness, red eyes after a drink, if I drink more these symptoms gets severe even vomiting. Please help me find a solution to this problem. I never had these kind of problems before.

MS - ENT,MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Kolkata
I'm 22 years old I am having suddenly having alcohol problems, I get rapid heartbeat, metallic taste in mouth, dizzin...
These are symptoms of alcohol intoxication occurring due to abnormal rise in blood alcohol level. The dizziness occurs as the inner ear hair cells (responsible for balance) malfunction because of high alcohol levels. Initially this will become normal once blood alcohol normalises with repeated such symptoms there's a real risk of permanent problem. Get a pta tympanometry lft (liver function test) done to rule out any damage. You can share your reports on lybrate. Hope this helps
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I am 66 year old and my Blood sugar today is Fasting: 176 and PP: 283 mg/ as per Dr. Lal Lab report. My blood pressure is 90 / 140 I am taking Amril 2mg & GalvasMet 50/1000mg one tablet each before Breakfast once in a day.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Udupi
I am 66 year old and my Blood sugar today is Fasting: 176 and PP: 283 mg/ as per Dr. Lal Lab report. My blood pressur...
Dear Lybrate User, *For diabetes follow a diet low in carbohydrate, low in fat and high in fibre. Avoid bakery products. Avoid too much rice and potato. Avoid fried stuff. Avoid chocolate, cakes, ice cream, soft drinks and fruit juices. Eat lots of vegetables. *Practice Yoga, breathing exercise.
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My father had a heart attack when he was pretty young. Should I be worried about having one?

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
My father had a heart attack when he was pretty young. Should I be worried about having one?
Family history is an important risk factors for heart attack ..but u can avoid it altogether by maintaining healthy routine of exercise daily and maintaining ideal body weight
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Hello sir I am a patient of heart disease. There was a operation in October 2015, a stent fitted in my one veins because of blockage, so now its suitable to my health if I drink whisky. Actually I drink whisky a month ago so I am asking this question please help me out.

MBBS, DMCH, DEM
General Physician, Jaipur
Hello sir I am a patient of heart disease. There was a operation in October 2015, a stent fitted in my one veins beca...
As per your question, your Angioplasty was done in 2015, at 29 yrs. of age, Now to remain healthy & fit through out your life , Life style modifition is recmmonded, whisky has no nutrition value. usally derange liver functions.So never good for anyone, specially for a patient Take nutrious balanced diet as suggested by your doctor.
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I am 59 years, fit, do exercise 5 days a week, morning yoga, do not smoke, occasional drinks. Since last 2-3 years, my cholesterol level is going up. What I should do?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 59 years, fit, do exercise 5 days a week, morning yoga, do not smoke, occasional drinks.
Since last 2-3 years, m...
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. Take anti cholesterol medicines .
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I am suffering for some problems in my heart like love, sex etc everyday my feelings going to sex only why like that.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am suffering for some problems in my heart like love, sex etc everyday my feelings going to sex only why like that.
No doubt that sex is interesting and wonderful, when done with the right person and at right age; but until then, it is necessary to keep our desires in check---------so it is not love but only sex in your heart but ram your time is to concentrate on future and make a carrier and sexual activitied diverts attention and lead us nowhere----------it is an addiction just like alcohol or smoking and do not let this addiction engulf you and ruin your future----------you have got full life for such activities but onlt few years to give direction to your carrier-----so choice is yours--if even then you are unable to come out of this addiction then myself being a homoeopath will suggest you certain methods with which you can overcome this addiction-----consult me-------------
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Today at 1 pm I feel heaviness in my chest and sweating. My trop T test is negative. My cholesterol is 255 and tg is 275 and BP 175/105.

BHMS
Homeopath, Secunderabad
Today at 1 pm I feel heaviness in my chest and sweating. My trop T test is negative. My cholesterol is 255 and tg is ...
Your BP is high and so also the cholesterol. Hope you are on proper medication. You need to follow up properly. If required you may go for further tests like stress test. Other tests like angiography or digital angiography. It's imperative that you have adapt a very healthy life style. Include yoga in daily life.
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Hi I am 42 years as i am suffering with chest pain. I want to rule out whether it is chest pain or muscular pain. Some time it is paining some times not. I am also a asthma patient. Please advise me what precautions should I take.

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
There is evidence that certain dietary supplements and vitamins can help with certain types of pain. Fish oil is often used to reduce pain associated with swelling. Topical capsaicin, derived from chili peppers, may help with arthritis, diabetic nerve pain, and other conditions. There's evidence that glucosamine can help relieve moderate to severe pain from osteoarthritis in the knee. Do reply back for private consultation. And detailed treatment plan.
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I have both vitamin d deficiency and vitamin b12 deficiency and consistently higher cholesterol. Pl advise what to do Vitamin d is around 8.3 and b12 is 44 and cholesterol is 230 with cdl 30 and ldl 170 triglycerides is around 240.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have both vitamin d deficiency and vitamin b12 deficiency and consistently higher cholesterol. Pl advise what to do...
Homoeopathic medicine for 50 days VITAMIN-D PLUS Tab (BAKSON) Chew 1 tab daily any time during the day preferably morning empty stomach HAEMOCAL Tabs (SBL) Chew 4 tabs twice daily Cap. MECONERVE-FORTE (Allopathic supplement) Take 1 capsule daily for 15 days in a month for 3 months CHOLESTRINUM 3X (DrReckeweg) Chew 4 tab twice daily Diet Sources of Vitamin B12: 1.Vegetables: None. 2.Fruits: None.- 3.Food: Eggs, Brown Rice, Fish, Yogurt (Dahi), Milk and milk products like Cheese, Cow and Soy Milk. Sources of Vitamin D: 1.Vegetables: Sweet potato (Shakkar Kandi). One may take'Cod liver oil' capsules or Vit-D supplements. Food: Fish, Milk, Soyabean Powder, Yogurt (Dahi), Butter, Egg yolk (yellow portion of egg) and direct sunlight. Points to kep in mind.•Try to keep your consumption of saturated fats to a minimum. •Aim to replace saturated fats, with moderate amounts of ‘good’ fats also known as monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. •Grill, steam, boil and bake foods instead of frying and roasting. •Eat plenty of fibre-rich foods. •Enjoy healthy snacks such as fruit, nuts and seeds, olives etc. •Eat at least two portions of fish per week, one of which should be oily •Include foods enriched with plant stanols/sterols, which are clinically proven to lower ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol as part of a healthy diet and lifestyle. •Stay physically active. At least 30 minutes of moderate intensity exercise on five or more days of the week. •Avoid smoking. •Try and manage your stress levels. In NUTSHELL 1. Try to control your weight to maximum 80 Kg 2. Daily Brisk morning walkis a must 3. Avoid all fatty food and Milk products 4. Eat 1-2 Eggs /day except yellow portion 5. Early morning 20 minutes Sunbath with minimum clothes is a must for 2 months
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I am suffering from dry cough for the last 2 week and I have chest pain whenever I cough hard. Can you suggest what should be done?

PGDHHM, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I am suffering from dry cough for the last 2 week and I have chest pain whenever I cough hard. Can you suggest what s...
Antitussive cough syrp will be helpful for dry cough. Do lukewarm water gargles twice a day Keep Lozenges in mouth. Hope this helps u. If required, consult with details
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I have been feeling like fever from last 2 months just for 2 or 3 days but this time I felt it for more than 4 days then I went for the blood test and got reports like this Salmonella typhi H=3: 20 Salmonella typhi O=1: 60 Paratyphi AH=80 Paratyphi BH=40 What is it mean? Is it normal or not? What should I do please guide.

M. sc Psychology, BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
I have been feeling like fever from last 2 months just for 2 or 3 days but this time I felt it for more than 4 days t...
I think your referred physician might have explained, its a test for confirming paratyphoid/typhoid fever. When it comes +ve, then, there will be chances for giving apropriate t/t. Salmonella is a bacteria which causes typhoid fever. The remaining are just like different grades. To know the intensity. Usually, in this kind of recurrent, high fevers, tests like blood, culture, widal tests will be advised for confirmation.
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My wife is taking medicine for hypertension (telmisat AM) & for hypo thyroid, thyroxine 50 mg. Further she had mastectomy of Lt breast and is taking tamoxefen since 3 years. Her problem is sleeplessness at night. Why she is not having sleep at night time? Is it because of all the issues above mentioned?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My wife is taking medicine for hypertension (telmisat AM) & for hypo thyroid, thyroxine 50 mg. Further she had mastec...
Hello, tamoxifen eventhough well tolerated, can cause many side effects. One of those is difficulty in getting sleep. So it is possible that her sleep disturbance is due that drug. One way to over come this is to exercise regularly for about an hour, brisk walking can be a good option. Because of regular exercise body will need better rest and sleep may be induced faster. She should also learn ways to relax through positive suggestions which can also help in inducing sleep. Soothing music like classical (hindustani) santur or basuri can also help. Thanks.
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