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Dr. Vimala

Cardiologist, Chennai

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Dr. Vimala is a renowned Cardiologist in Mogappair West, Chennai. Doctor is currently associated with Madras Medical Mission Hospital in Mogappair West, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Vimala on Lybrate.com.

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I have a Low blood pressure problem. Please suggest some precautions to keep the blood pressure in control.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Hi, Follow these tips to increase your blood pressure: 1. Increase intake of salt by adding salt to curds rice and taking pickles along with curds rice. 2. Drink plenty of fluids like Nimbu pani, tender coconut, water, buttermilk, fresh fruit juices,etc. 3.Drink hot coffee or tea when you feel dizzy. 4. Take sound sleep for 7-8 hours at night. 5. Avoid standing for too long hours. 6. Do yoga and meditation which helps to relieve mental stress and control emotions. 7. Avoid anxiety, stress and depression. 8. Perform regular exercises. 9. Consume lots of fresh green leafy vegatables, fruits, sprouts, high protein diet, etc. 10. Check your Hb% and BP with your family doctor and take their advise for further management.
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I am suffering from heart burn from last 2 months. I'm on tablet viread from last 4 years. How to get rid of heart burn?

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
I am suffering from heart burn from last 2 months. I'm on tablet viread from last 4 years. How to get rid of heart burn?
homoeopathic treatment digestone syrup 1spoonful Nat phos 6x 4pills 3times daily for 8days and revert for further treatment
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Hello doc, I am 18 yrs old female and I have problem of low bp. It doesn't affect me and I don't even realize that I have low bp but whenever I check its very low. Is it dangerous please help.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Dear mam, there is no definition of perfect/normal bp. It is always a range which depends upon many factors including constitution of the person. Your blood pressures may be low reading on machine but it maybe your body's blood pressure. However you must get yourself down with haemoglobin and tided function test so that the common causes like anaemia and hypothyroidism maybe ruled out.
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I have both sides chest pain frequently it will come at that time I will feel some weak feeling inactive. Please suggest and better fix the appointment to speak direct to doctor about my health frankly.

MD - Medicine, MBBS
Cardiologist, Panchkula
We need more details of your problem. In which part of the chest pain is there, is it related to food or does it have any relation to exertion. Is there any breathlessness. Do you have vomiting.
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I am a high bp patient taking medicine from 8 years. Now a days I am feeling anxiety. Please help.

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
I am a high bp patient taking medicine from 8 years. Now a days I am feeling anxiety. Please help.
Dear , anxiety and related symptoms are body's defense mechanism against stress and fear and therefore you cannot fully eliminate it. When the symptoms become more frequent and prominent, it is called anxiety disorder. It is a disorder and not a disease. Understanding anxiety helps you manage it properly. Education, awareness, cbt, ret etc are the therapeutical areas with which anxiety disorder is managed effectively. Please post a detailed private question to me and I am sure I will be able to help and cure your problem. Take care.
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Hello respected doctors I had an angioplasty an stent had inserted on august 18 2016 almost 2.5 months my question is can I play badminton daily.

MD - Internal Medicine, FUPDA, FICP, FIACM, FDI
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faizabad
Hello respected doctors I had an angioplasty an stent had inserted on august 18 2016 almost 2.5 months my question is...
The best way is get a TMT done and if it permits you can play badminton. The only precaution is the level of exercise should be increased gradually (graded exercise).
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High Cholesterol Level - Can It Cause Carotid Disease?

MCh, MBBS, MRCS (UK)
Neurosurgeon, Chennai
High Cholesterol Level - Can It Cause Carotid Disease?

Carotid artery disease occurs when an oily, waxy substance called plaque builds up inside the carotid arteries. These are arteries that supply oxygenated blood to your brain, face, scalp, and neck.
Carotid artery disease is very serious as it can cause a brain stroke. It, in fact, starts with damage to the inner layer of the carotid artery. To stem this damage your body starts a healing process and this leads to a build up of plaque at the point where the artery is damaged.

When this plaque ruptures, platelets are rushed in and these create an obstruction to the flow of blood to the brain. When the blood supply to the brain is cut off, which happens in carotid disease, the brain cells begin to die causing a stroke. This neural death impairs the parts of the body that these brain cells control. So, you can get paralyzed, become speech or vision impaired, have long –term effects like paralysis or even die due to a stroke.

Causes of carotid disease

  1. Smoking
  2. High cholesterol levels
  3. High blood pressure
  4. High levels of sugar in the blood due to diabetes

What’s even more worrisome is that carotid artery disease may not cause any signs or symptoms until the carotid arteries are severely narrowed or blocked. And what usually happens is that a stroke becomes the first sign of the disease.

How scary is that?
So, the next question that comes to the mind is - Can this condition be cured? Let’s learn more about management and prevention of the same-

Prevention
Lifestyle changes are key. Since hypertension, uncontrolled diabetes, sedentary lifestyles and imbibing too much fat are all risk factors, taking care of them minimizes the risk of carotid disease and strokes. Heart healthy lifestyle changes that include moderate exercise are a great way to prevent carotid disease.

Treatments
Treatments for carotid artery disease include:

Medicines: Sometimes lifestyle changes do not stem the rot. You need medicinal help. Doctors usually prescribe statin medications to control your cholesterol levels. These lower the bad cholesterol that can narrow your carotid arteries and cause brain strokes and damage. Statins are usually prescribed for people who have:

  • Heart disease
  • Those who’ve had a stroke
  • Diabetes
  • High LDL or bad cholesterol levels

Medicines like Aspirin and Clopidogrel to prevent blood clots are the mainstay treatment if you suffer from carotid disease. They prevent platelets from clumping together inside your carotid arteries and forming blood clots. Apart from these, your doctor may also medicate you for conditions that can damage your carotid arteries and cause strokes. These medicines are for lowering your BP, blood sugar levels, preventing the formation of blood clots anywhere in your body including inside your heart, and preventing and reducing inflammation.

Medical Procedures
These are used to open narrowed or blocked carotid arteries.
The two common procedures are:
Carotid endarterectomy: It’s mainly for people whose carotid arteries are blocked 50 percent or more. In this, the inner lining of the carotid artery that is blocking blood flow is removed.
Carotid artery angioplasty and stenting: Here, doctors use a procedure called angioplasty to widen the blocked carotid arteries and restore blood flow to the brain. A stent is inserted into your carotid artery to broaden the lumen.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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My wife is 38 years, suffering from low blood pressure due this headache, giddiness is more, what should I do ?

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, DNHE, P.G. Diploma in Panchkarma, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Hapur
My wife is 38 years, suffering from low blood pressure due this headache, giddiness is more, what should I do ?
Ask your wife to drink plenty of liquids daily. Take protein rich diet. Take calcium n minerals supplements. For treatment you may consult me.
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I am having sometimes extreme pain below heart. It is happening everyday once or twice. Can you please suggest me cure for the same. And also when I eat any junk food then after 2-3 hours it's paining also. Please help me to cure this physical problem.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I am having sometimes extreme pain below heart. It is happening everyday once or twice. Can you please suggest me cur...
Home Remedy- 1-Mixing two teaspoonfuls of ghee in a glassfull of milk and taking this once a day acts as a liner inside the gut and will heal all the destruction caused by the high flow of Pitta. Treatment- 1-Take pranacharya aceno syrup 2-2 tsf twice a day. 2-Take pranacharya aceno capsule 1-1 twice a day. 3-Take avipattikar churna 1-1 gm with warm water. 4-Take pranacharya udar bhaskar kshar churna twice a day with warm water. Diet-take fresh butter milk empty stomach. Avoid tea. Coffee.spicy food. Junk food.
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I am 5 ft 9 inch male, 30 years with 93 kgs (Overweight). Currently, my BP seems to be 170/100 after multiple readings. Got cholesterol of around 240. The doctor has suggested me some medicine for cholesterol and Mexmet-25 for High BP. My question is it safe to take BP medicine at 30 years of age and can it be stopped at a later stage if BP comes down?

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
I am 5 ft 9 inch male, 30 years with 93 kgs (Overweight). Currently, my BP seems to be 170/100 after multiple reading...
Raised blood pressure is not a disease in itself. It is just a sign of some underlying disorder. Homeopathy offers good prognosis for cases of essential hypertension. The treatment is based upon the cause and the totality of the case. A constitutional homoeopathic treatment will cure you permanently. You can easily take an online consultation for further treatment guidance
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My father is operated by pass surgery last month. Which type of food we gave him.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
My father is operated by pass surgery last month. Which type of food we gave him.
One month after operation he can have a normal diet like you people eat at home-daal ,roti, subjee , chaawal . Avoid extra salt through sauces , pickles , paapads and other foods which require preservatives , do not sprinkle salt on salads , encourage him to eat more of seasonal vegetables and fruits compared to before surgery , few nuts for good fats , a spoon of desighee or pure butter but no oily transfats like biscuits , cakes ,namkeen , street food or fried food at home. Use musturd oil for cooking and soy oil for frying ( yes sometimes he can be treated to home made pakodas/ puris) He should have 5 meals instead of large 3 meals . Do keep him occupied with light activities for body and some brain teasers to be aware of world around him. Whatever was his schedule before surgery , try to make him get back after 3 months of surgery.
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Last night my mother have sudden rapid heart beat, Is there any big health issue or not. Kindly reply with cause & prescription. Thank you.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Last night my mother have sudden rapid heart beat,
Is there any big health issue or not.
Kindly reply with cause & pr...
1.Get her BP checked and ECG done 2.consult physician 3. Sometimes it could be due to stress and anxiety
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My lipid profile test shows all normal except LDL cholesterol direct as 77 (normal range 85-130). Is it a cause of worry n needs treatment.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
My lipid profile test shows all normal except LDL cholesterol direct as 77 (normal range 85-130). Is it a cause of wo...
Hello, Go for meditation to reduce your stress. Tk, plenty of water to hydrate your body eliminating toxins. Tk, simple diet, easily digestible on time. Tk, apples, cinaman, garlic, olive oil to check LDL. Tk, Homoeo medicine"@.Chelidonium Q-10 drops, thrice with little water. Avoid, ,junk food, alcohol, nicotine, Piza, burger. Ensure sound seep for 6/7 hours. Tk, care.
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My left side chest is burning slightly last 3 days what is the symptoms ?how can I get rid of it?

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Lucknow
My left side chest is burning slightly last 3 days what is the symptoms ?how can I get rid of it?
You are suffering from gastritis Start homoeopathy medication Nux vomica 200 4 pills 3 times a day.
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My wife is 35 weeks pregnant. Her BP has increased to 150/110. Doctors suggest for labour. What are the consequences to go for late pre-term labour? What are the important checklist we should be ready with? What are the important suggestions for child and mother care after labour? Anything, if I am missing, please suggest.

PhD, Human Energy Fields, Diploma in PIP, EFI, Aura scanning for Health evaluation; Energy field assessment, Fellowship Cardiac Rehabilitation, Cardiac Rehabilitation, MD (Ayur - Mind Body Med), Mind Body Medicine
Non-Invasive Conservative Cardiac Care Specialist, Pune
My wife is 35 weeks pregnant. Her BP has increased to 150/110. Doctors suggest for labour. What are the consequences ...
Full term is considered after completion of 37 weeks. Your wife's BP can be brought under control with mild medication, adequate food types and proper rest. Take a second opinion from a conservative gynecologist. The reason for induced labor may not be BP alone. Try natural in all possibilities. Regards.
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Hello sir, I'm here to have a advice regarding my health. I feel very low body weakness plus I have pain on my left chest sometimes the whole hand with the same side my back also pains. I feel drowsy with lack of sleep in a day I feel around 5 to 7 times my head spins. I need a advice with proper precautions thank you.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Hello sir, I'm here to have a advice regarding my health. I feel very low body weakness plus I have pain on my left c...
1.Check your Hemoglobin, Bp. 2. Avoid severe physical exertion 3. Take adequate rest and sleep for 7-8 hours daily 4. Have good nourishing diet, plenty of green leafy vegetables, fruits etc 5.Drink plenty of water 6. Take one capsule of Revital woman daily after breakfast 7. consult for further advice
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Hi I have been suffering from osteoarthritis with high BP and Blood sugar can you suggest any medicine which have no side effect. For Bp she has been taking elisa 20 mg and for blood sugar gluconorm g2 and Tengliya in the bedtime.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Hi I have been suffering from osteoarthritis with high BP and Blood sugar can you suggest any medicine which have no ...
Hello, The medicines mentioned are good enough, continue those. For good control fasting should be closer to 100 mg, PP 160 to 170 mg & HbA1c<6.8. Akmost all the currently used drugs to treat diabetes and high BP are quite safe. There are NO DRUGS which are absolutely free from side effects.
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What is the solution for anxiety. And mood swing or fear of death always. Can weak heart become a strong heart.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
What is the solution for anxiety. And mood swing or fear of death always. Can weak heart become a strong heart.
Yes a weak heart can become strong through will power, exercise, fruitful hard work that gives good results, good diet and this is the solution to anxiety. Remember the adage-my heart is strong because I have the power of truth.
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MANy time in the day. Heartbeats missing. And made a pressure to chest. First degree av block in ECG. ECho and lipid profile are normal.

PG Diploma in Clinical Research, Diploma in Acupuncture, MBBS, College Of Physicians & Surgeons
General Physician, Mumbai
MANy time in the day. Heartbeats missing. And made a pressure to chest. First degree av block in ECG. ECho and lipid ...
Go for halter monitoring (24hrs recordind of ecg, note down the time of pain &discomfort &compare with ecg at that time.
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I am 64 male. I check 2d eco Ecg vitamin d homocysteine all report normal. Dr. change Blood Pressure medicine. Tab temsan ct 40 again Tenormin 25 & stamlo 5. How long body expect Tab. temsan ct 40.

MBBS, Dip.Cardiology, Fellowship in Clinical Cardiology(FICC), Fellowship in Echocardiology
Cardiologist, Ghaziabad
I am 64 male. I check 2d eco Ecg vitamin d homocysteine all report normal. Dr. change Blood Pressure medicine. Tab te...
Hi Body excretes these medications slowly over 12-24 hours. You need to understand hypertension 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. DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. It is an eating plan that is based on research studies sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). These studies showed that DASH lowers high blood pressure and improves levels of cholesterol. This reduces your risk of getting heart disease. The DASH Diet Emphasizes vegetables, fruits, and fat-free or low-fat dairy products. Includes whole grains, fish, poultry, beans, seeds, nuts, and vegetable oils. Limits sodium, sweets, sugary beverages, and red meats. Along with DASH, other lifestyle changes can help lower your blood pressure. They include staying at a healthy weight, exercising, and not smoking. 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 one week 2) Basic tests should be one to rule out cardiac / kidney issues 3) unless any recent evaluation has been done 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. Check out - Simplified health explanation videos on my YouTube channel And Do not forget to Subscribe for upcoming videos.
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