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Diabetes and Respiratory Diseases Clinic

Cardiologist Clinic

#18/2C, Bhupen Roy Road, Landmark: Manton Behala, Kolkata Kolkata
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By combining excellent care with a state-of-the-art facility we strive to provide you with quality health care. We thank you for your interest in our services and the trust you have place......more
By combining excellent care with a state-of-the-art facility we strive to provide you with quality health care. We thank you for your interest in our services and the trust you have placed in us.
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Diabetes and Respiratory Diseases Clinic is known for housing experienced Cardiologists. Dr. Debashis Dutta, a well-reputed Cardiologist, practices in Kolkata. Visit this medical health centre for Cardiologists recommended by 86 patients.

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07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

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#18/2C, Bhupen Roy Road, Landmark: Manton Behala, Kolkata
Kolkata, West Bengal
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Dr. Debashis Dutta

MBBS, FCCS
Cardiologist
32 Years experience
400 at clinic
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I want to increase my HDL cholesterol. I go to the gym regularly. My lipid profile is excellent except for the HDL which seems to be lower every time.

MBBS, Dip.Cardiology, Fellowship in Clinical Cardiology(FICC), Fellowship in Echocardiology
Cardiologist, Ghaziabad
I want to increase my HDL cholesterol. I go to the gym regularly. My lipid profile is excellent except for the HDL wh...
Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that occurs naturally in all parts of the body. Your body needs some cholesterol to work properly. But if you have too much in your blood, it can combine with other substances in the blood and stick to the walls of your arteries. This is called plaque. Plaque can narrow your arteries or even block them. High levels of cholesterol in the blood can increase your risk of heart disease. Your cholesterol levels tend to rise as you get older. There are usually no signs or symptoms that you have high blood cholesterol, but it can be detected with a blood test. You are likely to have high cholesterol if members of your family have it, if you are overweight or if you eat a lot of fatty foods. You can lower your cholesterol by exercising more and eating more fruits and vegetables. You also may need to take medicine to lower your cholesterol. Low HDL, high LDL, high cholesterol put you on a higher risk of atherosclerotic diseases and heart attacks especially if you have other is factors including hypertension diabetes or a history of smoking so I would advise to start changing your dietary habits and include a regular physical exercise at least 45 minutes a day 5 days a week into your schedule nonetheless you have to stop taking fatty and junk food good luck.
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My age is 24 My heart bpm is more than 100 all the time. What could be the reasons for this and how to be healthy. Please advise

BHMS
Homeopath, Bhopal
My age is 24 My heart bpm is more than 100 all the time. What could be the reasons for this and how to be healthy. Pl...
Dear Lybrate User, You are suffering from Tachycardia. Tachycardia means nothing more than fast heart rate (tachy means fast, and cardia has to do with the heart). When the heart beats more than 100 times per minute, that’s called tachycardia.  There are several types of tachycardia. There’s the kind that happens to all of us when we’re exercising or experiencing stress, anxiety, fear or excitement. Under these conditions, it’s normal for the heart rate to speed up. This is called “sinus tachycardia.”  There are also abnormal types, where the heart seems to speed up for no reason.  If you feel any Symptoms, please visit local doctor for detail check up. Take Care.
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I am patient of type 2 diabetes since 2 years tried to lose wt join jim but while doing cardio my blood pressure start rising I have stopped going to jim since six months my BP is under control but blood sugar level which were controlled during jim are now 170 to 230 PP AND FASTING IS 14O WHAT TO DO PLEASE ADVICE.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, Diploma in Food & Nutrition & Diabetic Educator , B.Sc. - Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I am patient of type 2 diabetes since 2 years tried to lose wt join jim but while doing cardio my blood pressure star...
hello sir , take flax seeds early morning empty stomach . take high fiber diet. do walk daily. avoid rice , sugar, maida products, fried food,oily food, junk food egg yolk, mango, banana, glucose , potatoes, pumpkin , extra salt, extra milk. don't skip your meals and breakfast.have small and frequent meals. take hot water with aloe vera juice. take plenty of water.take green tea without sugar. include salad with meals.
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5 Risk Factors for High BP!

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Cardiology, Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS - Physician )
Cardiologist, Delhi
5 Risk Factors for High BP!

1) High Dietary Salt/Sodium intake - >5gms salt/>2.3 gms of salt per day increases the risk of developing BP at early age. 

2) Smoking or consuming tobacco products like khaini etc (even occasional consumption can be harmful).

3) Stressful lifestyle, anxiety and decrease sleep - Meditation, decreasing daily stress and sleeping 8 hrs a day can help control BP. 

4) Lack of exercise and physical activity - Daily 30-40 mins of exercise or brisk walking is absolutely essential to remain healthy and avoid BP and heart problems. 

5) High Cholesterol can lead to blockages in arteries of various organs, which in-turn leads to high BP. Hence getting cholesterol checked annually can help in diagnosing it timely.

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The Many Myths About Blood Pressure And Heart Rate!

MBBS, MD - Medicine, DM - Cardiology, Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology
Cardiologist, Delhi
The Many Myths About Blood Pressure And Heart Rate!

It is natural to consider whether your heart is beating right and your blood pressure is normal. Also, many tend to think that the blood pressure and heart rate are related to each other. Admit it or not, you must have heard a lot about your heart rate and blood pressure, some of which are outright false. This is the time to debunk them and know what actually the reality is.

Myth #1: Having an erratic heart rate indicates that you will have a heart attack soon
When the heart beats at an abnormal rate, it means you have a condition called palpitation. It may give you feeling as if you have skipped a beat or your heart is racing up. You may also experience a brief flutter or pounding feeling in the chest. The good news is that these sensations are not life-threatening and are generally caused by caffeine, alcohol, medication, stress or exercise.

Myth#2: When the pulse rate is fast, it means you are overstressed
Stress is a condition which may raise the pulse rate. But your heart rate can rise when you feel excited or feel anxious or exercise hard. Even high temperature and high humidity can raise your pulse.

Myth #3: Normal heart rate denotes normal blood pressure
At times, blood pressure and heart rate go hand in hand. For instance, when you feel angry or scared or exercise hard, both of them can go up. But you should note here that they are not always linked. Even if the heart rate is normal, your blood pressure may not be so. It could be too high or too low, but you wouldn’t be able to understand it.

Myth #4: Blood pressure and heart rate are same things
It is important to understand the difference between pulse rate and heart rate. Blood pressure is the term denoting the force of blood moving through the blood vessel. On the other hand, heart rate is the number of times the heart beats in a minute. They are two absolutely separate indicators of health. This means if you have high blood pressure or hypertension, there is no substitute for measuring blood pressure.

Myth #5: Heart rate and blood pressure rise and fall at the same rate
As indicated above, a rising heart rate may not be able to cause the blood pressure to surge at the same rate. Even though the heart is beating more than normal, the healthy blood vessels may dilate to allow easy blood flow. When we exercise, the heart speeds up in order to pump an adequate amount of the blood to the muscles. It could be that your heart rate is doubled, but it is safe since your blood pressure has increased only at a modest rate.
 

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CPR - How To Do It Right?

MBBS, Master of Surgery - General Surgery, Magistrar Chirurgiae (Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Cardiologist, Faridabad
CPR - How To Do It Right?

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation or CPR is an activity that should be learnt by everybody. It’s a skill that comes handy at the time of the crisis. Owing to the fact that 90 percent of the overall cardiac related conditions occur outside the hospital, learning CPR becomes essential. A person with the knowledge of CPR can save the life of a patient in those crucial seconds when life hangs in the balance. Here is a brief know how about CPR and the way it is done:

Before CPR is started:
It is necessary to tap the patient on the shoulder and ask if he is fine. If the answer is not in the affirmative, seeking medical help is the best possible alternative. If medical help such as ambulance is out of reach, starting the CPR is the best possible way to go.

CPR for children above 9 years:
The patient should be laid on their back and the person intending to give the CPR should kneel next to the shoulder and neck of the patient. The heel of one hand should be placed to the center of the chest of the patient. The heel of the other hand should be placed over the lace and first fingers together. The elbow of the person intending to give the CPR should be kept straight and the shoulder should be aligned directly over the hands. Thus, begins the process of compression as hard as possible. The aim should be to compress at least 100 times within a single minute. The chest should be given the chance to arise fully in between each compression. One small hat tip in this regard is to give the CPR in the disco mode. One beat at a time.

CPR for infants and children below 9 years:
Before starting the CPR, the head should be tilted backward and the chin should be lifted upward to open the passage for the airway. In case the breathing is absent, either of the below-mentioned rescue breaths should be applied:

  1. For a child, the nose should be shut and mouth should be completely sealed.
  2. For an infant, the seal is applicable on the mouth and the nose both.

This should be followed by blowing in the mouth till the chest has a visible rise. There should at least be 30 chest compressions given to the patient within a minute. While For a child the chest should be pushed with one or two hands, for an infant, the chest should be pushed with no more than three fingers. The above steps should be repeated three to four times.

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I will smoke daily 5 times maximum some times in my heart it will little bit pain what is the problem? Please suggest

BSc, Diploma In Human Nutrition, Certified Diabetes Educator, MBA, Lifestyle Medicine
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore
I will smoke daily 5 times maximum some times in my heart it will little bit pain what is the problem? Please suggest
Smoking is the matter. Today or tomorrow, it is going to impact heart condition. Quit today than tomorrow. If you take alcohol reduce that too.
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Types, Causes and Treatment For Cardiomyopathy

MD - Cardiology, PG Diploma In Clinical Cardoology
Cardiologist, Rudrapur
Types, Causes and Treatment For Cardiomyopathy

Our heart is basically a muscle. So when this muscle weakens the heart is unable to do its function i.e., to pump blood throughout our body and keep us alive.

The heart muscle gets progressively weak due to a disease called cardiomyopathy.

There are different types of cardiomyopathy caused by different causes. Untreated cardiomyopathy can lead to heart failure or early death. Treatment can’t cure the condition but can give you extra healthy years of life and prevent serious complications.

Cardiomyopathy has 4 main types, they are:

  1. Dilated Cardiomyopathy: This is the most common form and its principal cause is that your heart muscle becomes too weak to pump blood. The heart muscles stretch and become thinner in this case leading to the four chambers of the heart to expand causing a pathology called an enlarged heart.

  2. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: This happens due to genetics. It occurs when the walls of your heart thicken and prevent the flow of blood through this natural pump.

  3. Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia: This is a rare form of cardiomyopathy. It causes sudden deaths of athletes and is caused when fat and fibrous tissues replace muscle in the right ventricle of the heart.

  4. Restrictive Cardiomyopathy: This is the least common form of the disease. The cause is the stiffening of the ventricles, the part of the blood which receives blood. When these stiffen, the heart doesn’t get enough blood to oxygenate. Scarring of the heart due to heart disease and a heart transplant operation can be a cause of this stiffening.

  5. Ischemic Cardiomyopathy: Ischemic cardiomyopathy is caused due to coronary artery disease which causes blood vessels supplying blood to the heart to become narrow. The heart doesn’t get enough oxygen and a person can die due to a heart attack.

  6. Other types of cardiomyopathy are grouped into this category and can include:

    • Left ventricular noncompaction happens when the left ventricle has trabeculations, projections of muscle inside the ventricle.

    • Peripartum cardiomyopathy, another form of the disease can occur during or after pregnancy. This is a form of dilated cardiomyopathy and can be fatal. There’s no documented cause.

    • Alcoholic cardiomyopathy is caused due to alcoholism causing an enlargement of the heart.

    • Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, or broken heart syndrome, happens when extreme stress leads to heart muscle failure. Though rare, this condition is more common in post-menopausal women.

Treatment

Doctors will decide the treatment after finding out the extent of damage due to cardiomyopathy.

Few people will not require treatment till symptoms like chest pain, dizziness, shortness of breath and edema appear.

Others whose life is affected due to symptoms are treated with lifestyle changes and medicines. The bad news is that cardiomyopathy can’t be cured but can only be managed and controlled by doing the following:

  1. Heart-healthy lifestyle changes are key. You will be advised to maintain a healthy weight, eat a modified diet, get enough sleep, manage stress, and quit smoking.

  2. Exercise is also crucial to keep the heart healthy and maintain a healthy weight through regular bouts of low-intensity exercise.

  3. Medications for high blood pressure will be prescribed to prevent water retention, keep the heart beating normally, prevent blood clots and reduce inflammation.

  4. Pacemakers and defibrillators can be implanted.

  5. Surgery like heart transplant can be done as a last resort.

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I am 68 years old and my bypass surgery held in Jan 2014. Some medicines are still continue but I am feeling much side effects of the same. I am diabetic also I want to reduce the medicines. How it is possible? AMARYL 1 MG1 Before BreakfastGLUCONORM SR 850 MG Twice after Lunch/DinnerNEBISTAR 5 MG1 Daily After Breakfast OLMIN CH 20 MG 1 Daily After BreakfastULTRANURON1 Daily After DinnerRAZEL GOLD 10 MG 1 Daily After Dinner ANCAL FORTE1 Daily After dinner RISE 60K Twice in a Month. Please advise me

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am 68 years old and my bypass surgery held in Jan 2014. Some medicines are still continue but I am feeling much sid...
We will have to control your sugar levels with medication exercise and diet and Get your blood checked for CBC Fbs ppbs lipid profile HbA1c creatine and follow up with reports and few tips on diet say no to maida items like toast, khaari ,naan ,white bread. Can drink tea but without sugar say no to Buffalo milk and can drink cows milk can eat brown bread can eat sprout’s can eat green vegetables, can eat chappati ,bajra ka rotla can eat one katori of rice twice a day with dal to avoid farsan food items can eat fruits say no to coconut water.
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My BP is 125/84 one doctor advised to take muktavati, please advise is it safe and can be used.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
My BP is 125/84 one doctor advised to take muktavati, please advise is it safe and can be used.
continue to take medicines as advised by doctors for high bp yoga and meditation reduce stress and anxiety related issues reduce salt and take more potassium through citrus fruits like oranges reduce weight also besides medicines
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I have been told by Dr. to do CT scan of heart to be sure if there is any blockage as I keep getting panic attack that I will die due to heart attack Is CT scan safe google says it can cause cancer is it worth doing CT scan.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I have been told by Dr. to do CT scan of heart to be sure if there is any blockage as I keep getting panic attack tha...
Hello, You are running in depression with feeling of death is the subject of mental faculty, it has nothing to do with heart condition. Go for meditation to reduce your stress to nourish your brain to calm your nerves to check such type of feeling & fear of death. You should take plenty of water to hydra your body. Tk, homoeopathic medicine. :@ IGNATIA 30-5 drops, thrice. Avoid, junkfood, alcohol & nicotine. Tk, care.
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I am having left side chest pain with palpitations. Some times pain goes into left arm. I have done all tests eg TMT. Ecg, usg, lipid profile which all came normal. I feel burning stomach with acidity some times. I am non alcoholic but smoker.

MD - Ayurveda, Fellowship in Cardiac Rehabilitation, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Yoga Instructors Certificate
Ayurveda, Bangalore
I am having left side chest pain with palpitations. Some times pain goes into left arm. I have done all tests eg TMT....
Hello. We recognize such symptoms as Udavarta in Ayurveda. You need not worry since the test results are Normal. However you can use water boiled with Jeera and Ajwain (quantity sufficient). Use warm water always to drink. And ensure your motions are clear. This is sufficient. For further things you can consult.
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I am 27 years old male I want to know that eating red meat increase blood pressure as I was diagnosed with bp five months ago and I am not eating red meat fearing it would increase my bp sometimes I have chest pain I have done ecg treadmill ultrasound of the abdomen and in fact my cholesterol level is very low all those test are normal which I mentioned above please advice.

MBBS, Dip.Cardiology, Fellowship in Clinical Cardiology(FICC), Fellowship in Echocardiology
Cardiologist, Ghaziabad
I am 27 years old male I want to know that eating red meat increase blood pressure as I was diagnosed with bp five mo...
No. It doesn't You need to understand about high blood pressure.  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 4) your lifestyle - smoking, drinking, exercise  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. 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. 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.
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I am suffering from high blood pressure issues I have moved from hypertension stage 2 to hypertension stage 1 further I am advised to loose weight and have a balanced diet can I have a detailed plan for the weight loss and the diet course. Thank you.

Bachelor of Naturopathy & Yogic Sciences (BNYS)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Ernakulam
I am suffering from high blood pressure issues I have moved from hypertension stage 2 to hypertension stage 1
further...
A detailed diet plan can be charted out after knowing more details about your present condition. For the time being please avoid taking salt ,red meat and food items with high fat content. Avoid alcohol, smoking and caffiene as well. Regular practice of Yoga and pranayam can help to control your stress levels. Acupuncture is also helpful to control blood pressure. Please feel free to contact us for further assistance.
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Sir I have done my lipid profile test in which my ldl level is increased should I take statin If yes. How long should I take it Which is best statin?

MD - Ayurveda, Fellowship in Cardiac Rehabilitation, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Yoga Instructors Certificate
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Sir I have done my lipid profile test in which my ldl level is increased should I take statin If yes. How long should...
Hello. Isolated elevation of LDL needs regular exercise and moderated dietary fat intake. Do exercise regularly for 1 or 2 months. And then based upon the value, your doctor will decide.
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What if lipoprotein (a) is high? Heard there is no complete cure and controlling is little tough and people who are having this are at high risk is it so?

BSc, Diploma In Human Nutrition, Certified Diabetes Educator, MBA, Lifestyle Medicine
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore
What if lipoprotein (a) is high? Heard there is no complete cure and controlling is little tough and people who are h...
Lipoproteins are the carriers of cholesterol in blood. HDL (high density lipoprotein) is good kind and should be more where as LDL (low-density lipoprotein) is bad kind and should be low. You should only worry about LDL increase, and if it is more, it can be corrected. It is changeable. It increases due to wrong food choices and sedentary lifestyle. Correct that and reduce some weight, east more natural foods. It will come down.
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My stomach is coming out from regular size, does not clear stomach regularly. Blood pressure is 140/88 and pulse rate is 95. Need help to resize my belly and to clear my stomach regularly and also to control BP. I also have fatty liver.

BHMS
Homeopath, Navi Mumbai
My stomach is coming out from regular size, does not clear stomach regularly. Blood pressure is 140/88 and pulse rate...
Regular exercise, healthy eating habits should help you to have regular bowel movements. To control fatty liver you need change in diet and medicines.
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Homeopathic Remedies For Low Blood Pressure!

BHMS, MBA (Healthcare)
Homeopath, Dehradun
Homeopathic Remedies For Low Blood Pressure!

Low blood pressure is also known as hypotension. Low blood pressure can be characterized by extreme fatigue, constant recurrence of headache and drowsiness throughout the day. It can also cause severe vertigo, nausea and even fainting. Low blood pressure can be caused due to dehydration, anaemia, hypothyroidism, lack of essential nutrients in diet, extreme stress or heart conditions. Homeopathy is a safe, natural method of treating low blood pressure. It is an effective remedy without causing detrimental consequences or adverse side effects.

Homeopathic medicines start by providing “symptomatic” relief. It eases vertigo, nausea, fatigue and provides relief so that the patient can carry on with daily activities without hindrance. The next step is to normalise the blood circulation in the body, which also includes an improvement in the pulse rate and heart functions. This is done to maintain the normal blood pressure range. The third step involves treating the cause of low blood pressure. This includes a detailed study and analysis of the medical history of the patient. There are different causes of low blood pressure and different age groups are affected. Therefore, medicines are prescribed accordingly. 

Some highly recommended Homeopathic medicines for low blood pressure:

  1. Gelsemiun and Viscum Album are effective homeopathic medicines mostly prescribed for patients with low blood pressure, which is accompanied by extreme vertigo and nausea. Sometimes the patients also suffer from a constant dull aching head and feelings of stress. The pulse is usually slow and weak, causing persistent fatigue.
  2. Glonoine and Natrum Mur help to maintain the blood pressure when it unexpectedly falls due to prolonged sun exposure. Heavy headedness, vertigo, nausea, fainting spells are common in such cases.
  3. Carbo veg and China are highly potent medicines in case of an abnormal fall in blood pressure caused by severe diarrhoea and dehydration. The body has marked signs of exhaustion and the pulse is so weak that it is often imperceptible.
  4. China and Ferrum Met are prescribed when the blood pressure falls due to heavy blood loss. Irregular, feeble purse, anaemia, exhaustion are common symptoms occurring from blood loss due to haemorrhage.

It is important to include nutrients, dairy products and increase intake of iron-containing food along with the homeopathic medicines prescribed to speed up the health improvement process.

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Unhealthy Diet - How It Is Related With Coronory Heart Disease?

MBBS, D.P.H & H, DFW & CH
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Unhealthy Diet - How It Is Related With Coronory Heart Disease?

An unhealthy diet is an absolute no in daily life to remain healthy, fit and without any disease. Unhealthy diets fail to give the body the correct amounts and varieties of proteins and nutrients for a maximum proper health.
Too many intakes of calories lead to an unhealthy diet, which also increases blood pressure. It leads to a very poor calorie ratio-to-nutrient that leads to gain weight and also leads to malnutrition along with various health problems. Unhealthy diets cause chronic disease, hypertension, cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease.
Therefore, unhealthy eating habits should be avoided and strongly abandoned.

Why Avoid Unhealthy Diet?

  1. It causes obesity. Increased intake of nutrient-dense foods like fruits, sugar, processed carbohydrates and animal fat leads to obesity.
  2. Nutrient deficiency is another harmful effect of following an unhealthy diet.
  3. Illness is another factor. Poor intake of nutrition leads to diseases like heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Lack of calcium weakens the bones, lack of vitamin A and C suppress the body immune system leaving a person vulnerable to diseases.
  4. Increases the risk of coronary artery disease as unhealthy diet contributes to building up of plaque in the coronary arteries which can cause heart attacks.

Coronary Heart Disease - A Serious Issue!
It is a disease which leads to plaque building inside the coronary arteries, which supply rich oxygen blood to the human heart muscle. Over time the plaques either hardened or get ruptured and hardened plaque restricts the coronary arteries, which reduce the oxygen flow to the heart. On the other hand, if the plaque is ruptured blood is formed on its surface which also narrows the coronary artery and restricts the blood flow. And if the blood flow is blocked or reduced, then it might lead to Angina and heart attacks leading to loss of life. Angina causes chest pain it can also cause pain in the neck, back or arms. It is a state where one gets a feeling of indigestion.

Outlook
Changes in lifestyle, eating habits, intake of medicines and its procedures helps to prevent this disease. These steps can also reduce the chances of health problems. Therefore, a proper healthy diet is a must in a person’s routine because it serves as one of the links to coronary heart diseases. In order to live long, live healthily and live happily one needs to adopt a good eating habit, take care of the medicines they intake, certain input time of exercise, change the monotonous lifestyle to lessen down the chances of their occurrence. Adopting healthy food habits also enables the body to fight against diseases and infections, reducing the rate of illness. It also reduces stress and provides a good healthy and happy life.

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Shortness Of Breath - Should I Be Worried?

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Shortness Of Breath - Should I Be Worried?

When you experience shortness of breath for no reason, you might wonder if there is something to worry. Breathing difficulty (dyspnea) affects around 1 in every 10 adults. The causes are varied, and just like other health problems like dizziness, fatigue, and abdominal pain, shortness of breath too has several causes. While a few are harmless, a few may be the signs of a possible complication. Though a common complaint in adults, it is a tough diagnostic challenge. Being aware of the symptoms will take you a step further in deciding whether or not the breathing difficulty is a cause of concern.

Causes

  • In older people: If you are an older person, then your breathing problems will most likely be associated with a heart or lung disease such as COPD, pneumonia, and heart failure. Other causes include a stroke and cancer. It is advised to consult a doctor if you are experiencing serious breathing problems since the past few days and more so if you see other symptoms. Symptoms to worry about are pain or trouble staying upright.
  • In the young: The common causes of shortness of breath in younger people are usually minor and partially treatable. Shortness of breath may occur due to myofascial pain syndrome. This is a condition in which trigger points or muscle knots occur in the respiratory muscles. Other causes are pneumonia and bad respiratory habits and/or weak breathing muscles.
  • Stress can be the cause: Another common cause of shortness of breath in teenagers and working professionals is anxiety. This is a very significant cause and should be taken seriously because this may not necessarily be a minor problem. Its diagnosis is still reassuring when compared to other medical problems since this can be worked upon with a few techniques.

Should you worry or not?

  • When the breathing difficulty is caused due to an acute condition like pneumonia or a chronic condition like asthma, treating the cause is imperative. Because, when the cause is treated, the episodes of shortness of breath is reduced.
  • Any patient suffering from any one or more of the problems mentioned above can still take a sigh of relief as remedies are available. Various pressure point massages can be performed with proper technique to ease out the trigger points when you are suffering from muscle knots.
  • When it comes to bad breathing habits, old habits die hard. Although changing your bad breathing habits may seem frustrating at first, it is relatively easier to achieve this if taken up with the mentality of achieving a goal. If regular breathing exercises are performed, respiratory strength can be increased. Moreover, breathing correctly has many long-term benefits as well.
  • Anxiety is more of a mind over body kind of thing. Although it may seem tough to overcome, determined and head strong people can find relief if they try.

Ensuring safety first
If you are wondering about whether your condition is serious or not, it is advised to tell your doctor about any persisting symptom. If you have developed any new symptoms such as a chronic wheeze or a cough, fatigue and pale appearance, dry, painful cough and shortness of breath during physical activity, then these are slow and sneaky indicators of an onset of some serious medical problem.

Thus, breathing difficulty occurring often is a reason to worry, and you must seek medical advice at the earliest.
 

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