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Dr. B.C. Joshi - Cardiologist, Rishikesh

Dr. B.C. Joshi

Diploma in Cardiology, MBBS

Cardiologist, Rishikesh

32 Years Experience  ·  150 at clinic
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He has helped numerous patients in his 32 years of experience as a Cardiologist. He studied and completed Diploma in Cardiology, MBBS . You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. B.C. Joshi on Lybrate.com.

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Diploma in Cardiology - Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Memorial Medical College, Kanpur - 1989
MBBS - Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Memorial Medical College, Kanpur - 1985

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I am 55 taking tenolol 12.5 mg in the morning with that controlling my bp to 120/85 range or the past 10 years my recent blood test results shows blood urea nitrogen as 20.9 and bun sr creatinine ratio as 27.1 is that alarming. My ldl is 162 as well please give me the best advise and solution.

MSc Applied Biology, Diploma in Naturopathy
Ayurveda, Delhi
I am 55 taking tenolol 12.5 mg in the morning with that controlling my bp to 120/85 range or the past 10 years my rec...
A normal range for blood urea nitrogen is generally 8 to 24 mg/dl for adult males and In adult men, normal range of serum creatinine is 0.9-1.3 mg/dl; LDL Near Normal is 100-129 mg/dl your very much in control if you can change life style with exercise and plus some good compound having HCA natural component.
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What Is Pacemaker And How It Affects You?

MBBS, MD - Cardiology, DM
Cardiologist, Mumbai
What Is Pacemaker And How It Affects You?

The treatment of heart disease has come a long way and one of the more important and fairly common devices used to correct rhythmic problems of the heart is a pacemaker. A pacemaker is a device which is put inside the chest or sometimes even the abdomen to send electrical pulses to the heart to keep it beating at a normal rate.

Pacemaker for heart failure

However, the implications in case of heart failure make the usage of the pacemaker much more complicated. In such cases, the device used is a special type of pacemaker which is also called a bi-ventricular pacemaker. This device sends electrical signals to pump the ventricles of the heart so that they can pump at the same time.

There are many factors to be aware of before undergoing this treatment. Some of the factors to consider are mentioned below.

  • Requirement for a pacemaker in case of heart failure - When a patient has heart failure, their ventricles or lower chambers of the heart aren't able to pump enough blood into it. This could be due to physical problems with the heart or problems with the electrical system within it which cannot function normally. The doctor will perform multiple tests to determine whether a patient is the right candidate for a pacemaker for heart failure.
  • The procedure - In most cases the device is fitted into the chest and it is done without an open heart surgery. Precautions and post operative care for a minor surgery should be followed. The doctor makes a minor incision on the chest and then inserts the device along with three leads which are connected to the ventricles to ensure they keep pumping properly. Sometimes another device known as the ICD or the implantable cardioverter-defibrillator may be put in to shock the heart back to a normal rhythm in extreme cases where the change of sudden death from high heart rate is a possibility.
  • Immediate post operative care - As mentioned above, the surgery involved in putting a pacemaker is a minor one and the patient is usually discharged in next 2-3 days or may be more depending on the comorbidities & complexity of the scenario. However, in most cases, people can go home the next day fairly easily although some monitoring is done for the next few days with daily reporting. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Cardiologist.
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Hello sir my self bhavana mehta I am 27 year old unmarried girl I have chest pain problem last one week please tell me doctor.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Hello sir my self bhavana mehta I am 27 year old unmarried girl I have chest pain problem last one week please tell m...
For pain take tablet paracetamol 650 mg and Get your vital parameters of the body checked from a nearby doctor and revert back with findings
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My wife is 55 years old. her echo cardiogram report is normal. Her ecg report speaks of STT changes, for which the doctor here told me to get a street Test, modified done. The stress test has come positive - it speaks of "significant ST segment depression over and above basal changes in exercise and early recovery, reverting to basal at the end of recovery" and concludes saying "stress test positive for inducible ischaemia by ST criteria, this could represent a false positive in view of baseline abnormality. Suggested clinical correlation and further evaluation as clinically appropriate" my doctor says that she is otherwise asymptomatic, with normal bp, triglycerides, non diabetic, no chest pain, no breathlessness, no palpitation, and may be because of baseline issues. But he has suggested for a ct scan coronary angiogram. I would like to know whether is angio is necessary, as I would not otherwise have liked to expose her to 64 radiation hazards, if avoidable. Please advise. Please tell me the charges and the digital payment path.

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 wife is 55 years old. her echo cardiogram report is normal. Her ecg report speaks of STT changes, for which the do...
Dear Angiogram may show blocks. But she has no complaints. Noting blocks at this age is seen in majority people and a aging change. Best would be stress thallium myocardial scan. This can show a sub millimeter stress ischemia and is totally non invasive safe procedure. If comes positive then Ayurvedic medicines can reverse it. If negative just enjoy
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I am getting chest pain frequently what is the exact problem especially heart side of the chest I'm 24 year old.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am getting chest pain frequently what is the exact problem especially heart side of the chest I'm 24 year old.
Dear lybrateuser, at your age it is quite unlikely that you have a heart problem. -have eno salt after meal & an antacid tablet. -get yourself investigated & checked up by a doctor to know the exact causeof the pain& take proper treatment for it.
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Sir, I am suffering from High B.P. Since last 10 years. Using Lostat - H, daily at night. Recently I have consulted the Cardiologist for Regular check up. B.P is 146/80. And all are normal except Triglycerides are 158 mg/dl. And advised to take Telvas 40 mg, with Roseday - F 5.

M.B.B.S. , PG Diploma In Clinical Cardiology
Cardiologist, Delhi
Sir, I am suffering from High B.P. Since last 10 years. Using Lostat - H, daily at night. Recently I have consulted t...
Hi Tg 156 mg/dl dioes not require medicalmanagement. TG levels less then 300 mg/dl does not require medical management follow life style modification changes for 3 months nd your TG levels will be normal Bp 140/80 is good above 40 years age our taget bp is 140/90 mm of hg exercise daily for 45 minutes a day brisk walk daily at a speed not less then 5.1 km /hr daily for 15 minutes eat low salt food add fibres to you diet reduce your weight don't take ghee or butter use saffola or olive oil instead. Take low fat food avoid dairy produ1. No alcohol 2. Reduce body wt 3. No smoking/ tobacco 4. Diet - no ghee/ butter, have mix of vegetable oils - mustard, til, ground nut, olive oil, have more green vegetables and fruits, have whole grain atta, no fried. Fast. Spicy / processed/ junk food. Less sugar, potato, rice 5. 30 mts brisk walk daily 6. Deep breathing exercise for 10 mts daily 7. Meditation daily for 10 mts. 6-8 hrs of sleep at night 8. Expose your body to sun for 15-20 mts daily after some oil massage to get vit d. 9. Take more watercts.
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I am 50 year old female, I have little swelling at my feet. I hv high bp since 9 yrs. I take 2 tabs olmesar 40 n stamlobeta. My sonagraph report ahows fatty liver grade 1. Uric acid is 8.8, xreatin level is 1.02, size of kidneys etc all normal. Bp also is normal at 130/90. I need solution for the edema.

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
There are many lifestyle and dietary guidelines that can be followed to protect against future flares or prevent gout or uric acid problems from occurring in the first instance: maintain a high fluid intake (2-4 liters a day) avoid alcohol maintain a healthy body weight eat a balanced diet limit fish, meat and poultry intake. If attempting to lose weight, avoid low-carbohydrate diets. If carbohydrate intake is insufficient, the body is unable to burn its own fat properly, releasing substances called ketones into the bloodstream. This results in a condition called ketosis that can increase the level of uric acid in the blood. It is most important to avoid foods that are high in purines, to ensure that the levels of uric acid in the blood do not get too high. Here is a list of high-purine foods to be wary of: beef kidneys brains dried beans and peas liver mackerel mushrooms lose some weight by walking or other exercise, avoid meats and get always be on a prescribed diet as prescribed by a registered dietitian. I am a registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator and a doctor, consult privately for detailed treatment plans using diet and medications.
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I am 23 years old. Someone say that erectile dysfunction also occurs due to high level of cholesterol is this true? Can apple cider vinegar improve erectile dysfunction which reduce cholesterol level.

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
I am 23 years old. Someone say that erectile dysfunction also occurs due to high level of cholesterol is this true? C...
Yes cholesterol is one of the cause of erectile dysfunction. Eat 5-6 cloves of garlic daily in morning.
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* Some time pain in my hearts like 2,3 times * how to strong my heart with natural process *what type of fruit and vegetables I will have to eat.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
* Some time pain in my hearts like 2,3 times
* how to strong my heart with natural process
*what type of fruit and ve...
Dear Lybrateuser, - At your age pain could be due to acidity - avoid spicy, fried & junk food, also restrict intake of tea, coffee to 1-2 cups per day - chew your food well, do not skip meals, have meals on time, have dinner 2-3 hrs before bedtime - to strengthen your heart you have to have a well balanced nutritious diet, do regular exercise like brisk walking, jogging, swimming, also do moderate weight lifting twice a week, also include yoga, meditation & deep breathing for: 5-10 min daily in the morning - sleep well for 7-8 hrs at night - your BP, blood sugar, cholesterol should be within normal limits - you can have any seasonal fruit & vegetables including green leafy ones in your diet.
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I am a 49 years female. I never had bp problem. For the last 20 days my bp is increased and it is constantly between 90-100 lower limit and upper limit 127 to 140. I have missed my periods also by 25 days. May be this is the period of menaupuse. Is this trend of bp is dangerous and please let me know if I need any medication?

Diploma in homeopathy, B. Sc
Homeopath, Gurgaon
At your age menopause is very likely what is producing all those symptoms. Bp will vary and I wouldn' t worry about it. You will very likely need medication to ease the rigors of menopause and medication with homeopathy will ensure a hassle free transition. Do let me know what you decide. Dr. J tikari
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Hello sir. I'm 26 years old. My question is that I have these secreted cholesterol on my hands. Any solution that it can be cleared. My grandmother, my mother also have this but mine is more.

MD - Consultant Physician
Cardiologist, Kolkata
Hello sir. I'm 26 years old. My question is that I have these secreted cholesterol on my hands. Any solution that it ...
Sweating of palms is not uncommon, it may be anxiety stress. Take amitryptiline tab once at night may help you.

Heart Attack - 3 Ways You Can Prevent it

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Cardiology, Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS - Physician )
Cardiologist, Delhi
Heart Attack - 3 Ways You Can Prevent it

A heart attack is usually characterised by the rupture of a plaque which can cause the spread of the cholesterol into the blood stream.
Cardiovascular diseases are a major cause of pain, suffering and death around the world, today. Heart attacks are caused by coronary heart disease. This is caused by the narrowing of the coronary artery when substances like cholesterol block it. If not treated and revived on time, a patient suffering from a heart attack can meet a fatal result.

So how can you prevent a heart attack?

  1. Cholesterol: We are all affected to some extent by what we eat. It is important to keep a check on your cholesterol, especially if it is on the higher side, so as to prevent a heart attack. Cholesterol is known to directly cause a heart attack, because if applies layer upon layer to the walls of the artery, and chokes them until they cannot handle the pressure any longer. So watch your food intake and bring down the blood lipid or fat levels with proper diet and exercise to alleviate the risk of a heart attack.
  2. Assess your Risk Factors: So are you at risk of heart disease and possible heart attack? This will very much depend on your medical history and allied ailments. If you are suffering from high cholesterol or even diabetes, your chances of having clogged arteries and a subsequent heart attack may increase manifold. Also, you may have a family history of heart diseases which can increase the risk of such ailments in your case. So, it is wise to assess your risk factors and take measures like regular checkups, medication where required and even other measures like diet and exercise.
  3. Blood Pressure: To prevent a heart attack, you can also keep your blood pressure in check. Constant spikes and dips can lead to a malfunctioning heart which can weaken the heart muscles and lead to a fatal result like a heart attack. Further, high blood pressure can lead to wear and tear of the inner lining of your blood vessels, which makes it that much more difficult for blood flow and circulation. So keep a blood pressure measuring machine or cuff at home, or visit your doctor regularly to keep tabs on your blood pressure.

While these basic measures can help take care of the immediate and most direct causes of heart attacks, you can also avoid passive and active smoking, and indulge in a good diet with plenty of exercise to keep your heart healthy.

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Sir in my chest some time is paining but I am a smoker as well as I not drink water so much.

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Sir in my chest some time is paining but I am a smoker as well as I not drink water so much.
pain is complex phenomenon, so there are many treatment options medications, therapies, and mind-body techniques. Apart from pain killers, 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. A therapeutic diet complemented with few medications for pain management can also work wonders. Do reply back for medication prescriptions. Being also a general physician and registered dietitian, I prescribe both evidence based herbal as well as allopathic medicines complementing with dietary guidelines and home remedies carefully personalized for each individual patient.
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I had Colonoscopy and Endoscopy with biopsy done yesterday. I was under Anesthesia during the process so I don't remember anything but after I came back home I have pain near my chest, pinching and poking kind of pain on some parts of stomach with gas and back pain. Is it normal? Doctor said there was no ulcer or any infection found.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I had Colonoscopy and Endoscopy with biopsy done yesterday. I was under Anesthesia during the process so I don't reme...
Dear lybrateuser, - It could be due to the effect of the procedure - have more of fluids, water, vegetable or fruit juice - it should subside in a couple of days.
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Sir I have High Blood pressure and Cholesterol Problem can I Use cases Regularly. Please Tell me Sir.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
Sir I have High Blood pressure and Cholesterol Problem can I Use cases Regularly. Please Tell me Sir.
To control & maintain Blood pressure to normal these are best methods to follow:.• Do physical exercise like jogging, running or brisk walk for atleast 20-30 minutes. • Maintain your cholesterol level to normal & eat least amount of butter, cream or fatty things. • Eat less amount of pickle, salt and fast food as they contain high sodium levels. • Avoid drinking alcohol and smoking. • Take less amount of caffine containing coffee, tea or cold drinks because caffine causes increase BP. • Drink 8 to 10 glass of water daily • Take 6 to 8 hrs of sleep daily. Do not take too much stress. • Do long breathing pranayams (Anulom- Vilom, Bhramari) daily for 10 - 15 minutes. It will reduce your stress level in your body. • Eat healthy diet such as green leafy vegetables, fruits. • Take 5 ml of GULAB Jal added in a glass of water daily once a day.
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I am 65 yrs old having sr. Creatinine and sr. Cholesterol 1.2mg/dl and 210mg/dl respectively. Please advice me to bring down the levels.

MD - Clinica Biodicity, MBBS
Cardiologist, Delhi
I am 65 yrs old having sr. Creatinine and sr. Cholesterol 1.2mg/dl and 210mg/dl respectively. Please advice me to bri...
Please get a proper check up done for kidney and a complete lipid profile. Ecosprin only is not the drug of choice for hypertension.
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Lifestyle Changes To Maintain Cholesterol Level!

MBBS, MD , DM Cardiology
Cardiologist, Bhopal
Lifestyle Changes To Maintain Cholesterol Level!

Cholesterol is one of those terminologies that need a clear and fresh understanding, right from scratch. It is nothing but obvious and common for you to primarily know about the ill effects of cholesterol and what it does to your body; from increasing the risks of cardio-vascular diseases to adding to your waistline. However, it is time we all got a fresh perspective on what cholesterol is.

So, to start off, what is actually cholesterol?
It is waxy substance produced by the liver which plays an important role in the proper functioning of the cells, digestive process and synthesis of Vitamin D in the body. As cholesterol is a fat based substance that does not dissolve in blood, it is transported, throughout the body, by a protein called the ‘lipoprotein’. The lipoproteins that carry cholesterol are of two types: Low-Density

Lipoprotein (LDL) and High Density Lipoprotein (HDL)

Why is LDL ‘bad’?
LDL is known as ‘bad’ cholesterol as it is responsible for plaque formation that reduces flexibility of the arteries and tends to clog them.

Why is HDL ‘good’?
HDL is known as the ‘good’ cholesterol because it gets rid of excessive LDL from the arteries and transports them to the liver where they can be broken down. Too much of bad cholesterol in the body can lead to clogged arteries that may result in stroke or a heart attack. Now that you know that too much LDL cholesterol is bad for you, you need to keep it under control while raising the good cholesterol (HDL) levels.

In order to do that, you need to make certain modifications in your lifestyle.

Some of them can be:

  1. Eat foods that are good for the heart: Avoid eating saturated fats and trans-fats as they raise LDL levels in the body. Instead, choose foods that are rich in the heart healthy monounsaturated fats such as almonds and olive oil. Also, include foods that are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids such as fish oil; these fatty acids increase HDL levels in the blood.
  2. Exercise regularly: Exercise not only helps you to lose calories but also increases the good cholesterol levels in the body. Aim for 20-30 minutes of cardiovascular exercises in the form of brisk walking, running or cycling to keep your heart muscles healthy.
  3. Stop smokingSmoking can cause the blood vessels to narrow down, thus increasing blood pressure, owing to the constriction of the blood vessels. Quit smoking right away and your ticker will thank you for it. Remember to limit alcohol consumption as well.
  4. Maintain optimal weight levels: It’s time to get rid of all the excess fat from the body, especially the visceral fat (abdominal fat). Obesity increases the risk of heart diseases and also has a negative effect on the cholesterol levels.

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

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I had lipid profile test recently my age is 40, I am male, my hdl level is 27, ldl cholesterol undefined vegetarian undefined

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I had lipid profile test recently my age is 40, I am male, my hdl level is 27, ldl cholesterol undefined vegetarian u...
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.garlic,. Take anti cholesterol medicines .
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