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Dr. S.Ravi Shankar

MBBS, MD

Cardiologist, Hyderabad

22 Years Experience
Dr. S.Ravi Shankar MBBS, MD Cardiologist, Hyderabad
22 Years Experience
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Dr. S.Ravi Shankar is a trusted Cardiologist in Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad. He has helped numerous patients in his 22 years of experience as a Cardiologist. He has done MBBS, MD . You can meet Dr. S.Ravi Shankar personally at Livlife Hospitals in Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. S.Ravi Shankar on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Darbhanda Medical College - 1995
MD - All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 2002
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I am 44 age old man. Height 167cm, weight 65kg Cholesterol LDL 172 Is this dangerous.

CLINICAL CARDIOLOGY, MD - Consultant Physician
Cardiologist, Surat
I am 44 age old man. Height 167cm, weight 65kg Cholesterol LDL 172 Is this dangerous.
Hi. Seeing your case ldl value of 172 is not high. No medicines are recommended for you. Carry on, enjoy.
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Sometimes heart pains when she handle heavy things, at the time of using stairs, if she runs etc. Once she suffered from asthma when she was 8 years old but now there is nothing like asthma. What should done in this case for the weakness of heart.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Sometimes heart pains when she handle heavy things, at the time of using stairs, if she runs etc. Once she suffered f...
Jallandhar is affected by pollution as much as Delhi is. Asthma might have been due to allergy. Yes lack of fresh oxygen is bad for lungs and heart, try to grow indoor plants and inhale fresh oxygen , chances of a heart disease are low at age 19 , still get the cardiac profile done along with x-ray chest. get back here with reports.
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Kindly suggest my husband having cholesterol n thyroid, levels r TSH 14.52, HDL 33, LDL 142, Cholesterol total 221, VLDL 45, Triglycerides225,Wat care shud I take, any precautions to take? His age is 30.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Kindly suggest my husband having cholesterol n thyroid, levels r TSH 14.52, HDL 33, LDL 142, Cholesterol total 221, V...
• 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 (Choose from salmon, mackerel, sardines, pilchards or herring). • 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.  Foods to avoid  Limit saturated fats and oils, such as butter, palm oil, and coconut oil. Instead, use soft vegetable oils, such as olive or canola oil.  Avoid trans fats or partially hydrogenated vegetable oils. These oils go through a process that makes them solid. They're found in some hard margarines, snack crackers, cookies,and chips.  Limit fatty meats such as corned beef, , ribs, steak, ground meat, hot dogs, sausage, bacon, and processed meats . Also limit organ meats like liver and kidney. Replace with skinless chicken or turkey, lean beef, pork, lamb, and fish. Try some meatless main dishes, like beans, peas, pasta, or rice.  Limit meat, poultry, and fish to no more than two servings, or 140 g, a day. Remember that a serving is about the size of a deck of playing cards.  Limit egg yolks.  Limit milk products that contain more than 1% milk fat. This includes cream, most cheeses, and nondairy coffee creamers or whipped topping (which often contain coconut or palm oils). Instead try fat-free or low-fat milk (0% to 1% fat) and low-fat cheeses.  Limit snack crackers, muffins, quick breads, croissants, and cakes made with saturated or hydrogenated fat, whole eggs, or whole milk. Try low-fat baked goods, and use any spreads or toppings lightly.  Instead of using butter or margarine on bread, try dipping it in olive oil.  Avoid fast foods like hamburgers, fries, fried chicken, and tacos. They are high in both total fat and saturated fat. When you eat out, choose broiled sandwiches or chicken without skin, salads with low-fat dressing, and foods that aren't fried. Ask the server to leave off the cheese and high-fat dressings like mayonnaise. Foods that decreasse CHOLESTROL 1. Oatmeal, oat bran and high-fiber foods Oatmeal contains soluble fiber, which reduces your low-density lipoprotein (LDL), the "bad," cholesterol. Soluble fiber is also found in such foods as kidney beans, apples, pears, barley and prunes.Soluble fiber can reduce the absorption of cholesterol into your bloodstream. Five to 10 grams or more of soluble fiber a day decreases your total and LDL cholesterol. Eating 1 1/2 cups of cooked oatmeal provides 6 grams of fiber. If you add fruit, such as bananas, you'll add about 4 more grams of fiber. To mix it up a little, try steel-cut oatmeal or cold cereal made with oatmeal or oat bran. 2. Fish and omega-3 fatty acids Eating fatty fish can be heart healthy because of its high levels of omega-3 fatty acids, which can reduce your blood pressure and risk of developing blood clots. In people who have already had heart attacks, fish oil — or omega-3 fatty acids — reduces the risk of sudden death. I recommend eating at least two servings of fish a week. The highest levels of omega-3 fatty acids are in: • Mackerel • Lake trout • Herring • Sardines • Albacore tuna • Salmon • Halibut You should bake or grill the fish to avoid adding unhealthy fats. If you don't like fish, you can also get small amounts of omega-3 fatty acids from foods like ground flaxseed or canola oil. You can take an omega-3 or fish oil supplement to get some of the benefits, but you won't get other nutrients in fish, such as selenium. If you decide to take a supplement, just remember to watch your diet and eat lean meat or vegetables in place of fish. 3. Walnuts, almonds and other nuts Walnuts, almonds and other nuts can reduce blood cholesterol. Rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids, walnuts also help keep blood vessels healthy. Eating about a handful (1.5 ounces, or 42.5 grams) a day of most nuts, such as almonds, hazelnuts, peanuts, pecans, some pine nuts, pistachio nuts and walnuts, may reduce your risk of heart disease. Just make sure the nuts you eat aren't salted or coated with sugar. All nuts are high in calories, so a handful will do. To avoid eating too many nuts and gaining weight, replace foods high in saturated fat with nuts. For example, instead of using cheese, meat or croutons in your salad, add a handful of walnuts or almonds. Homoeopathic medicines Homoeopathic medicine ALLIUM SATIVA Q ( Dr Reckeweg) Drink 10 drop in 20 ml freh water twice daily CHOLESTRINUM 3X ( Dr Reckeweg) Chew 2 tabs twice daily THYROIDINUM 3X ( DR Reckeweg) Chew 2 tab twice daily KAPALBHATI pranayam daily for 20 minutes If weight is more then take precautions to control weight.
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I am having these problems Running nose all the year High blood pressure Cough and cold Acidity.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am having these problems
Running nose all the year
High blood pressure
Cough and cold
Acidity.
Homoeopathic medicine------------ rhinitisan or bloome-30 (bioforce) drink 15 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times daily-------------------- digecom syrup (wellman lab) drink 2 spoons after each meals-------
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My wife is 59 year. Her lipid test indicated LDL as 141 mg/dl and HDL as 36 mg/dl. Are these values OK. Is there any method to improve by natural methods. I don't wish to take medicines. Pl suggest.

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Yoga & Naturopathy Specialist, Delhi
My wife is 59 year. Her lipid test indicated LDL as 141 mg/dl and HDL as 36 mg/dl. Are these values OK. Is there any ...
LDL is higher and HDL is lower. But only marginally. Give up fried foods and reduce fats, sugars and maida in general. For improving HDL do some exercise like going for a WALK. Or do more house work like sweeping or washing etc. Or do yoga.
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Sir, mera pesure 100 /70. Mera sarir khub weakness. Please help to me. Slove this problem. Kon si medicine use karna aap batao?

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
Sir, mera pesure 100 /70. Mera sarir khub weakness. Please help to me. Slove this problem. Kon si medicine use karna ...
Dear, The possible cause of low blood pressure are- * Improper diet * Stress * Low level of Haemoglobin (Anemia) * Hypothyroidism For Recovering from low BP follow these best methods: • Anaemia is a cause of low BP so check your hemoglobin level (Hb) if this is low so eat green leafy vegetables, beetroot and fruits like pomegranate. • Eat an apple daily it maintain your BP normal. • Take your meal daily do not skip meal. • Drink 8 - 9 glass of water daily. Hydrate your body well with drinking proper amount of water because dehydration is also cause fall of BP. • When you feel that your BP is low then take 2 teaspoons of Glucon D and add a pinch of salt mix it in one glass of water and drink it. You can repeat it after 2 hours. This will maintain electrolyte balance and your BP. You can drink a cup of tea. • Drink a glass of milk daily. It maintain your stamina. • Take a multivitamin capsule daily for 15 days. • Eat a teaspoon of gulkand daily and maintain your blood sugar level. • Do long breathing pranayams daily and do not take stress.
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My uncle now undergone angeoplasty.How can we prevent further blockage? Doctor I want to know about the food diet.

M.B.S.(HOMEO), MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Visakhapatnam
Breakfast: 1 medium sized mixed fruit platter 1 large glass of fresh fruit juice OR 1 glass of blackberry iced tea Snack: 1 small serving of carrot sticks with a yogurt dip 1 serving of potato in corn chowder (without cream or fat) Lunch: 1 large serving of tossed salad Baked fish chops Garlic Mashed Potatoes Snack: Yogurt berry parfait (use light yogurt) OR Minestrone Soup (without cream) Dinner: 1 medium serving of beans and rice 1 small serving of home made carrot-raisin bread Methods of preparation also play an important part in a diet plan after a coronary angioplasty. Baking, grilling, roasting, and steaming are a lot healthier as compared to frying. If you must fry your food, use minimal amounts of oil, and use healthier cooking oils like olive oil.
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Radiology - How it Helps in Treating Heart Diseases?

DNB (Radio Diagnosis), MBBS
Radiologist, Hyderabad
Radiology - How it Helps in Treating Heart Diseases?

Radiology is a branch of medicine that deals with diagnosis and treatment of diseases using radiant energy. Radiology uses the imaging technology like ultrasound, x-ray radiography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computed Tomography (CT), Positron Emission Tomography (PET), nuclear medicine. The imaging technology helps the doctor (or physician) to see within the human body and helps you get diagnosed and treated in a better way.

Radiology is also referred to as radioscopy or clinical radiology where the latter refers to the diagnosis and treatment of fatal injuries/diseases. Radiologist is a doctor who has specialized in radiology after completion of a formal medical course to become a certified doctor. Radiographer is in turn a technician who specializes in the physical operation of scans and machines like x-rays etc. You must be well aware that the Radiologist is a professional doctor but the Radiographer is just a technician.

The following are the various uses of radiology when it comes to monitor the activity of your heart:

  1. MRI: It is known as Magnetic Resonance Imaging and it makes use of the energy stored in your body’s hydrogen atoms. It uses highly advanced computer 2-D and 3-D images and no ionizing radiation is used in MRI. The activity with the heart can be precisely recorded by MRI scan.
  2. Nuclear medicine: It involves giving your body a small tracker or a radioactive material which records the radiation coming from your body using special cameras like gamma cameras or PET. It can measure the complexity of your heart disease.
  3. Fluoroscopy: It helps to give real time visualization of the body by using x-rays that allow the doctor to efficiently monitor the body part, joint and bones as well as the activity that pertains to the heart.
  4. Ultrasound: It is a test which uses high frequency sound waves to form an image within the insides of any human organ like blood vessels or the heart. Many prefer this form of imaging test which uses sound waves instead of radiation and is considered less harmful.
  5. Computed Tomography: In this type of scan, a 3-D image is formed through several 2-D images taken at a single line of axis rotation. This test is useful as it gives detailed images of specific parts of the body like blood vessel, arteries, and soft tissues surrounding your heart.
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Last 2 days be bp is low today 50-100 and compliant of pain in chest. What is I care?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Last 2 days be bp is low today 50-100 and compliant of pain in chest. What is I care?
Hello, take angioton (schwabe, 15 drops with water twice daily for low bp and go to a nearby hospital for physical check up. Take care.
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My dad underwent a medical check up yesterday I was going through the report. He is 54 years of age.in the physical examination in abnormalities LIPIDS-N/ABN was highlighted. On asking him about it he said that it's regular cholesterol and he has has been given medication for it. His cholesterol is 227 mg/dl and S.LDL-cholesterol is 164.4 mg/dl. These were highlighted as well. If you could just help me out to know what it is.in the report it was also highlighted to test this abnormality after every 4-6 weeks. Thank you. He does this checkup every year and it was the first time this was highlighted. Please help. THANK YOU.

B.A.M.S
Ayurveda, Banaskantha
My dad underwent a medical check up yesterday I was going through the report. He is 54 years of age.in the physical e...
Dear lybrate-user, Cholesterol is both our friend and foe - at normal levels, it is an essential substance for the body's normal functioning, but if levels in the blood get too high, it becomes a silent danger that puts us at risk of a heart attack. Its quit high as per present control range guidelines. But it can be come under control with Healthy steps of Life style modification. Cholesterol medications main adverse effect is Muscles pain, Live damage. Several Advice to Control 1) Do regular Yog, Pranayam, Exercise 35-45 mins 2) Take diet on regular time 3) Drink plenty of boiled water. 4) Add organic til tail & Indian breed Desi cow's traditional made ghee in regular diet. 5) Diet pattern will be 2 Part solid food, 1part Liquid food, 1 part empty to digest food in stomach. For proper line of treatment consult nearest Ayurveda physician.
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Suffering from chronic constipation sleeplessness CAD undergone angioplasty in 2008 anxiety. Age 60 years. Lifestyle easy going little activities light exercise or yoga. Pls suggest holistic treatment. Regards.

MD-Ayurveda, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Ahmednagar
Suffering from chronic constipation  sleeplessness CAD undergone angioplasty in 2008  anxiety.  Age 60 years.  Lifest...
Try triphala churna 1 tea spoon in 1 glass of warm water at night for 15 days to avoid constipation.
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Sir kya heart blockage medicine se bhi khul sakti hai or kitne percentage tak ho to.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Sir kya heart blockage medicine se bhi khul sakti hai or kitne percentage tak ho to.
No, there is no medicine to open blockages, though some people clain that pomegranate juice helps, sure it does help but it is the numerous collateral vessels lying low, get opened up, it is like nature has done bypass surgery using blood vessels of the heart. Do not ignore symptoms if any with the hope that new blood vessels will open up, they do, provided there are no symptoms like pain and breathlessness.
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I am a male 32 years old I am not able to sleep for quite few days I am taking medicine amlopres AT 25 I CHECKED MY BP IT WAS 95/145 LOOKS LIKE THE MEDICINE IS NT WORKING. I DNT TAKE STRESS AT ALL MY FATHER HAS A BP. PLEASE SUGGEST.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I am a male 32 years old I am not able to sleep for quite few days I am taking medicine amlopres AT 25 I CHECKED MY B...
Hi One of the simplest and most effective ways to induce sleep is to rub some oil on the scalp and the soles of the feet before going to bed. Use sesame oil, brahmi oil, jasmine oil, or coconut oil and massage gently for a few minutes. Slightly warming the oil before applying is helpful... 1-1 drop of cow ghee in both nostrils at night time before sleep....
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I am 40 yr old having lower back ache from last one month Dr. advised me to take ultrasound physiotherapy with hot pack for 10 days, I am having stent in my one main artery 2 yrs back I want to know is it safe to take ultrasound physiotherapy after angioplasty.

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I am 40 yr old having lower back ache from last one month Dr. advised me to take ultrasound physiotherapy with hot pa...
you may go for ultrasound physiotherapy as advised. or hot water fomentation and apply volini locally. it will help. welcome
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BSAM, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), DM - Clinical Pharmacology, B.Sc Bio, M.Sc.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Dhubri
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How long should you wait to take your blood pressure after eating? My mother's BP in morning is 130/85 and in night is 141/94. Why this variation?

MD
General Physician, Lucknow
How long should you wait to take your blood pressure after eating?
My mother's BP in morning is 130/85 and in night i...
Thank you user for your query You should wait atleast 2 hours after taking meals to measure your mother's blood pressure.in case if she has consumed coffee or tea then you have to wait for minimum for half an hour. Blood pressure should be measured empty stomach as person consumes salt in food so it might gives a false reading. Moreover some person are night dippers and their blood pressure might decrease and in some person it increases. Avoid extra salt intake in form of pickles, snacks, chutney, and even avoid sprinkling salt over salads and fruits before eating. Have a nice day.
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My daughter, aged 29 and weight 48 KG is having Low BP which sometimes comes down to 85/55. She generally takes good diet and always avoid junk food, cold drinks or such sort of things. Cactus Q is of no help. Other symptoms are: Heavy Dandruff Falling of hair Dry skin Please advise. Thanks.

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Daily cleansing with a gentle shampoo to reduce oiliness and skin cell buildup can often help mild dandruff. Shampooing with tea tree oil can also help eliminating dandruff. For severe dandruff antibacterial and antifungal shampoos as prescribed by me can reduce the fungus on your scalp that can cause dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis. But never self treat fungal dandruff as it may develop resistance and cause lifelong probems 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 am 22 year old. My problems. Is that I am so weak and my blood pressure is also very low. Sir please advice me what can I do for solutions from these type of deaseae.

MD - Consultant Physician
Cardiologist, Kolkata
Low blood pressure is no criteria. Please et yourself properly examined for weakness ie your blood count including hb%, fbs, if you are female then mensturation history, your job which may cause anxiety stress which leads to weakness. There many more causes or for which you need through examination.
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Hi am 21 male. I got cold n cough from 1 week back I to have breathing problem due the cold due to cold I can not able to sleep properly and my brain stop working I forget all things I smoke some times and I do have pain in the chest. So please kindly help me to cure soon what should I do?

CLINICAL CARDIOLOGY, MD - Consultant Physician
Cardiologist, Surat
Hi am 21 male. I got cold n cough  from 1 week back I to have breathing problem due the cold due to cold I can not ab...
Hi. Common cough and cold can cause some breathing difficulty and chest pain and all. But if you think you are really out of breath, specially at nights, then you should see your physician quickly.
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What are the clinical manifestation of parkinsonism, The person also have diabetes mellitus, hypertension, chronic kidney disease and congestive heart failure.

MD - Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Kangra
What are the clinical manifestation of parkinsonism,
The person also have diabetes mellitus, hypertension, chronic ki...
parkinsonism mainly manifest as slowness due to increased muscle tone..patient has slowness in walking slowness in eating..he or she has generalised bodyaches, heaviness in body. facial expressions decreases so much dat face appears as mask....most important feature is tremulousness of the limbs tremors will first appear in one limb then progress to involve other limbs...slowly slowly body become rigid and patient has difficulty in walking..and later on patient can become bed bound...
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