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Cardiologist, Chennai

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Dr. Srinath is an experienced Cardiologist in Vadapalani, Chennai. Doctor is currently practising at SRM Institue For Medical Sciences in Vadapalani, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Srinath on Lybrate.com.

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High Blood Pressure - All You Need To Know About It!

Non Invasive Services
Cardiologist, Mohali
High Blood Pressure - All You Need To Know About It!

The heart is a muscular organ that pumps blood to the entire body through a network of arteries and veins. This network contains big vessels which branch out further to supply blood to the distant organs. There is, therefore, some pressure that the heart and thereby the vessels need to exert to push the blood through these vessels. This is known as blood pressure, and normal pressure levels range from 90-140(systolic)/60-90(diastolic) mm of Hg. However, due to various reasons, this pressure could be more, which is one of the first signs of heart disease.

Causes of increased blood pressure: 

  1. Thickening of the blood vessels. With age, the elastic blood vessels naturally turn rigid and less elastic, so there is more pressure required to push blood. It is natural for people over 55 years of age to have higher readings of blood pressure. This is known as primary hypertension (HTN).
  2. Narrowed blood vessels. This happens due to cholesterol accumulation along the walls of the blood vessels. Faulty dietary habits along with sedentary lifestyle have increased the incidence of hypertension due to this condition, known as atherosclerosis. Critical atherosclerotic narrowing of renal arteries lead to renovascular HTN that is one of the commonest of secondary HTN. 

Other Causes of secondary hypertension are: 

  1. Kidney problems
  2. Thyroid hormone disorders 
  3. Congenital heart defects 
  4. Chronic alcohol abuse 
  5. Adrenal gland tumours 
  6. Chronic use of medications like birth control pills, pain killers, etc. 

Unidentified and uncontrolled hypertension can be silent and can lead to more severe conditions like heart attack and stroke. India is fast becoming the new hypertension capital of the world. Some of the common risk factors are: 

  1. Age 
  2. Family history 
  3. Being obese or overweight 
  4. Sedentary lifestyle
  5. Smoking 
  6. Alcohol consumption 
  7. Excessive salt intake 
  8. Stress levels 
  9. Ethnic background 

Symptoms: 

  1. Hypertension can go undetected for years together, but if there are risk factors like diabetes and high cholesterol, it is advisable to periodically monitor blood pressure. 
  2. Headaches, nosebleeds, and shortness of breath should not be ignored. These can be the first warning signs of hypertension, and if detected early, preventive measures can be taken. 
  3. If there are co-morbid risk factors, it is advisable to constantly keep a check on BP readings. 

Management: 

This includes a combination of diet and lifestyle modifications. 

  1. Quit smoking and alcohol: Of the many wonders quitting smoking can do, reducing BP readings is just one. The improvement would be almost instantaneous. Quit or else reduce alcohol and see dramatic improvements. 
  2. Weight management: Through a combination of diet and exercise, ensure that weight is brought under control. Set a target BMI (Below 26 kg/m2) and work towards it religiously. 
  3. Diet: Reduce salt, increase potassium, increase vitamin D, eat a heart-healthy diet, and see the hypertension readings improve. Please find attached and reviewed copy for health tip for posting. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a cardiologist.
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I am 58 years old with 74 Kg (approx.) and suffering from Hypertension since six years and taking ramistar - H 2.5 mg daily before break fast as per the advise of the physician. I am going for walk 3 or 2 days in a week nearly 40 minutes and some times skipping from regular walk due to my laziness or some other problems. Immediately after returning from walk, I will take one cup of milk tea with two or three biscuits regularly. For morning break fast normally I will eat one Ragi ball only with little pomegranate fruits daily. After noon I will take food with pomegranate fruits. In between I will take two or three times black tea/milk tea. During night also I will take Rice/Chappatis or so. I am unable reduce the weight. Kindly suggest me suitable diet to be adopted in the Morning/Noon and Night for which I shall be grateful to you Doctor.

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Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
I am 58 years old with 74 Kg (approx.) and suffering from Hypertension since six years and taking ramistar - H 2.5 mg...
Hi incorporate more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains into your diet while eliminating unhealthy foods. - if you are working or studying away from home, try to pack healthy lunch and snacks for yourself to avoid eating unhealthy food daily. - don't eat straight from the packet - use a plate or bowl to control how much you eat. - don't delay or skip meals. - cut down your consumption of aerated drinks and sodas. - drink at least 8 glasses of water every day. Drink water after waking up and before sleeping. Being dehydrated may make you feel like you're hungry, so it is important to stay hydrated. - have homemade fruit and vegetable juices - eat 5-6 small healthy meals every 2-3 hours, every day, instead of having a few big ones. This regulates your blood sugar level and your metabolism. - don't skip breakfast, instead, make it rich with complex carbohydrates and proteins, so it can provide you with energy to get through the day. Try to include the following as your morning breakfast, oats porridge, eggs on multigrain toast or daliya with sprouts. - avoid artificial sweeteners in processed foods. - eat slowly as it takes about 20 minutes for your brain to register if you're full or not. Eating too fast leads to overeating, so chew slowly to digest your food better and control how much you eat. - use a smaller plate to control your portion sizes and avoid overeating. - know your cravings and do not snack when you're emotional. It is said that you crave crunchy and savory food when you're stressed, frustrated or lonely. Figure out what you crave and replace them with healthier alternatives. - do not eat mindlessly; concentrate on your food instead of watching tv or playing with your phone to avoid overeating.
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Hello sir I have tachycardia. I want to join indian army. So please tell me solution.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Hello sir I have tachycardia. I want to join indian army. So please tell me solution.
Dear lybrateuser, if you get anxious & tense your heartbeat will increase, so do some exercises like walking, light jogging, yoga, meditation, deep breathing which build your confidence & relax your mind. Have a balanced & nutritious diet & proper sleep for atleast 7-8 hrs daily.
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My friend is a 58 years old male from Mumbai. I am on BP medicines for some time. Should I also take ecosprin 75 once daily as a preventive measure?

MBBS, Dip.Cardiology, Fellowship in Clinical Cardiology(FICC), Fellowship in Echocardiology
Cardiologist, Ghaziabad
My friend is a 58 years old male from Mumbai. I am on BP medicines for some time. Should I also take ecosprin 75 once...
Ecosprin or Aspirin can reduce the risk for heart attack and ischemic stroke. However, using aspirin over the long-term can raise your risk for stomach bleeding. Daily aspirin should not be used for prevention in healthy people who are at low risk for heart disease. To evaluate your risk for heart disease you should get an ECG and 2D ecocardiography done along with cardiologist consultations.
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High blood pressure 25 years old some time 140 and 145. headache. Feeling depressed due to high bp. Is this common in this age? Ecg normal and echo normal.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Cardiology, Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS - Physician )
Cardiologist, Delhi
High blood pressure 25 years old some time 140 and 145. headache. Feeling depressed due to high bp. Is this common in...
Get a renal Doppler also done. If that is normal, then your BP is probably stress related. Do daily 40-45 mins of exercise, quit smoking and drinking, avoid junk food.
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My brother is 25 years old & his BP always is 110/160 whenever Dr. check BP it always like 110/160 or higher and he also have lake of sleep please tell me the best treatment.

MBBS
General Physician, Pune
My brother is 25 years old & his BP always is 110/160 whenever Dr. check BP it always like 110/160 or higher and he a...
Dear, The BP is OK. You may get it cross-checked from another doctor. If it goes higher upto 130,/80, it will be in the normal range. For lack of sleep, he can try short naps whenever he can spare time. Please write if he has any other problem. Best wishes.
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Why I have really hard heartbeat in my stomach and it shakes my whole body please advice.

MBBS, DGO (cal)
General Physician,
Possibly it is aortic pulsation, which is not abnormal. Thin person when feels like that it may not be abnormal. But with your height & weight it is not usual. Please get yourself examined by a cardiologist and get one usg abdomen done to exclude any aneurysm in abdominal aorta or any mass in front of aorta.
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My father have diabetes and after few years sugar affects on kidney and my father creatinine goes to 6-7 and one thing more water is filled in lungs due to kidneys and he have bp problem alsoDialysis is done after one month. please suggest this all can be cured permanently

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My father have diabetes and after few years sugar affects on kidney and my father creatinine goes to 6-7 and one thin...
Ramandeepji, The things described by you suggest that the patient is having chronic renal failure, which is one of the severe complications pf long standing diabetes. This comes about when blood sugar is not well controlled for many years. Now the options are limited. He has to be probably shifted on to Insulin injections for stricter blood glucose control (Fasting closer to 100 mg and PP <180 mg and HbA1c% <7). Plus there has to be strict monitoring of salt intake (not more than 2 g a day), taking food providing less protein. Dialysis has to be continued. His BP also should be very closely monitored. There is no cure for any of these conditions, proper medication and appropriate diet and drug therapy is the only option.
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Hello sir Mah heart works only 30% and two walls are fully booked. What should I do.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Hello sir Mah heart works only 30% and two walls are fully booked. What should I do.
Reversal of 30% blockage can occur with time if you take caution about diet and medicines and exercise, do get an echo test for % age of functioning of heart.
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Hello My name is Gurdeep Singh My chest muscles pain when I'm doing any exercise Last month some pressure on my when me and my friend play wrestling in ground.

MD(EH)/AM/Accupressure
Acupressurist, Chandigarh
Hello My name is Gurdeep Singh
My chest muscles pain when I'm doing any exercise
Last month some pressure on my when ...
You must take arnica 30 thrice a day for five days five drops in water. Also apply ruta q on the chest area. Avoid heavy exercises.
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Doctor while sleeping at night some time I feel my heart heavy I am 22 year old I work in software company I smoke 6 ciggrets a day is any thing to worry about? Plzz help me.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Doctor while sleeping at night some time I feel my heart heavy I am 22 year old I work in software company I smoke 6 ...
May be angina, a warning of future heart attack. Stop smoking and consult a cardiologist for detailed evaluation.
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Hi am 37, am feeling lethargic from morning till evening always. Blood sugar level normal. Cholesterol 183.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Hi am 37, am feeling lethargic from morning till evening always. Blood sugar level normal. Cholesterol 183.
1.Check your Hemoglobin, Bp. 2. Avoid stress, anxiety,severe physical and mental exertion 3. Take adequate rest and sleep for 7-8 hours daily to remain healthy 4. Have good nourishing diet, plenty of green leafy vegetables, fruits etc 5.Drink plenty of water(8-10 glass daily) 6. Take one capsule of Revital daily after breakfast 6. consult me for further advice
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Hello doctor, I had developed very high bp around march. At times it shot to 170/120. Hypertension is in my heredity. I was given telma am 40 which caused swelling. Doctor later changed it to telma ct 40. Bp was still high, so dosage was increased to 80. In July, I suddenly started having sudden dizziness and darkness in front of my eyes. When I monitored my bp, it was around 80/58 or even lower at times. Doctor immediately stopped bp medicine and asked to monitor bp. My bp has been in range since then. Dizziness and darkness improved after stopping medicine. Bp is around 70/105 usually. I have thyroid and take levothyroxine 100. After stopping medication I feel my legs are always swollen and my body hurts a lot. I usually wake up with bad body pain, as if the blood is not circulating in body. I have also put on 1 or two kgs which feels like water weight. Could this be a side effect of stopping the bp medicine? Thank you in advance.

MBBS, Dip.Cardiology, Fellowship in Clinical Cardiology(FICC), Fellowship in Echocardiology
Cardiologist, Ghaziabad
Hello doctor, I had developed very high bp around march. At times it shot to 170/120. Hypertension is in my heredity....
Hi YES it can be a side effect on your kidney See usually Normal range of blood pressure is between 90/60 to 140/90, anything above or below is is abnormal. Many factors can affect blood pressure, including: 1) The amount of water and salt you have in your body 2) The condition of your kidneys, nervous system, or blood vessels 3) Your hormone levels You are more likely to be told your blood pressure is too high as you get older. This is because your blood vessels become stiffer as you age. When that happens, your blood pressure goes up. High blood pressure increases your chance of having a stroke, heart attack, heart failure, kidney disease, or early death. Low blood pressure can lead to dizziness and syncope Your case need a regular BP charting. I read your query, by the information I have in hand my advice to you would be 1) Keep a BP daily record for at least 2 week 2) Basic tests should be one to rule out cardiac / kidney issues 3) unless any recent evaluation has beelybrate-userone I would advice these test ECG ECHO Lipid Profile TSH KFT  Renal doppler  Get back to me with a detailed history and  old / new records for a better individualized advice.
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Am 21 years old now. Up to 15 years I had a normal body as every boys, but from my 15 years I got some problems with my chest, it grows like women's breast, but not much, I practised push ups, but no change. I really anxious about this development, I can't wear tight dresses. Please help me. Give me a solution.

MD - General Medicine
General Physician, Delhi
Am 21 years old now. Up to 15 years I had a normal body as every boys, but from my 15 years I got some problems with ...
Gynecomastia is not uncommon among teens and young adults, usually it subsides as you grow old. Try loosing weight and exercise regularly and be patient.
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I am suffering from dry cough. Sometimes my chest pain whenever I cough. Soooo what shall I do from this painful cough & chest pain?

BHMS
Homeopath, Thane
I am suffering from dry cough. Sometimes my chest pain whenever I cough. Soooo what shall I do from this painful coug...
Hi take following medicines bryonia 30 4pills to be sucked thrice a day for 15 days kali bich 200 4pills to be sucked thrice a day for 15 days take plain water steam once a day avoid eating curd, icecreams, pickles, papad, citrus fruits, watermelon, green skin bananas, pineapple, strawberries, custard apple, guavas.
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I am very fat. And high acidity is also present. Pain on cheats on right side in night. What to do? Advice me.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am very fat. And high acidity is also present. Pain on cheats on right side in night.
What to do? Advice me.
For pain take tablet paracetamol and avoid spicy food in your diet and take cp veloz d once before breakfast and take tablet folvite 5mg once a day for six months and vitamin d3 60000iu once a week for six months.
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My father has extremely high cholesterol and my mother has high blood pressure. I'm a little confused on the cholesterol issue. I know that you shouldn't eat eggs very often but when I am buying food what numbers should I be looking for in terms of fat and cholesterol.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
My father has extremely high cholesterol and my mother has high blood pressure. I'm a little confused on the choleste...
DO NOT give egg to you father it harms to high cholesterol and high BP. Avoid bad habits .Avoid fast food/fat/oily,salty foods. Coffee, smoking, alcohol intake. Non-veg., take whole grain,oats,green veg.,plenty of water in day time, 1 glass of water at night before bed.pl. do tests for him lipid profile ,blood sugar,kft,lft.
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Doctor has prescribed my mother a medicine for lowering the cholesterol level ie, reducing weight. The medicine named" Rosuvas F 20" Is it safe that I take it for reducing my fat without asking doctor.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Doctor has prescribed my mother a medicine for lowering the cholesterol level ie, reducing weight. The medicine named...
It is safe but take by doctor consultation. Avoid bad habits i. E. Avoid fast food/fat/oily, salty foods. Coffee, smoking, alcohol intake. Non-veg, take whole grain, oats, green veg, plenty of water in day time, 1 glass of water at night before bed.
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I have been smoking for 2 years. I want to stop it but I can't help it. Some times it causes pain in chest. How can I be out from this bad habit?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I have been smoking for 2 years. I want to stop it but I can't help it. Some times it causes pain in chest. How can I...
Involve in some kind of work and Avoid any triggering factor, take folic acid regularly, eat a healthy diet , always be stress free , exercise regularly
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