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Dr. A K Banerjee

Cardiologist, Kolkata

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Dr. A K Banerjee is a trusted Cardiologist in Regent Park, Kolkata. He is currently practising at Dr. A. K Banerjee's clinic in Regent Park, Kolkata. Book an appointment online with Dr. A K Banerjee and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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I have high systolic bp 158/72 and irregular heart beat feeling discomfort it occurs only sometimes Please suggest me some medication. My age is just 21 yr.

BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
I have high systolic bp 158/72 and irregular heart beat feeling discomfort it occurs only sometimes Please suggest me...
Eat healthy diet. Avoid spicy oily n fatty food. Follow law sodium diet. Avoid stress and anxiety. For medication gve me full detail about u.
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I am 47years I have high blood pressure and thyroid and using medicines. My question do I should take antacid medicine along with my regular medicine s.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 47years I have high blood pressure and thyroid and using medicines. My question do I should take antacid medicin...
you can take tab. charcol at night it will keep free from acidity. You can take Nutrient-rich foods that improve your health may also benefit your thyroid gland, antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables more plenty of water: Blueberries, tomatoes, bell peppers, and other foods rich in antioxidants can improve overall health and benefit the thyroid gland. Eating foods high in B vitamins, like whole grains, may also help. Selenium: Tiny amounts of selenium are needed for enzymes that make thyroid hormones to work properly. Eating selenium-rich foods, such as sunflower seeds or Brazil nuts, can be beneficial. Tyrosine: This amino acid is used by the thyroid gland to produce T3 and T4. Taking a supplement may help,
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Coronary Artery Disease - 7 Ways You Can Prevent it

MBBS, PG Diploma in Clinical Cardiology
Cardiologist, Gurgaon
Coronary Artery Disease - 7 Ways You Can Prevent it

The heart pumps pure blood to all parts of the body through a network of arteries. These are thicker in the beginning and become finer and thinner as they reach the various organs. These arteries are lined by a layer of epithelial tissues and as blood flows through them, the heavier cholesterol / fat molecules settle down along the walls.

This attracts more and more fat molecules to settle down. This is known as atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). Over a period of time, the vessels circumference reduces and the blood supply to the target organ reduces. This impacts proper functioning of these organs and when this happens to the major organs like the heart, kidney or the brain, conditions like stroke or thrombosis or heart attack can occur.

This condition, known as coronary artery disease, is becoming a major cause of deaths.  While that is the bad news, the good news is that it is largely lifestyle dependent, and if steps are taken, it can be prevented, and in the early stages, the damage completely reversed.

Preventive measures:

1. Diet: A low-fat, high-fiber, heart-healthy diet consisting of Omega-3 fatty acids is recommended by doctors, especially to people who are prone to develop heart disease.  This also requires reduced salt, increased unsaturated fats, reduced triglycerides and reduced sugar.  Include loads of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, nuts and seeds and fish oils. Include multivitamins or other supplements after checking with your doctor.

2. Exercise:  Regular exercise in any form increases the efficiency of the circulatory system, keeps the cholesterol levels in check and helps in blood pressure management.  Exercise in any form is advisable, based on individual preference. A moderate physical activity of 30 to 45 minutes per day is advisable.

3. Smoking: This is one of the major risk factors for smoking, and quitting or controlling smoking is one of the best methods to prevent coronary artery disease.

4. Alcohol consumption:  While moderate alcohol consumption is believed to be healthy for the heart, excessive alcohol consumption is a strict no-no.  Binge drinking especially is shown to cause heart attacks.

5. Weight management: Check with your doctor on what is ideal BMI for you and work out a plan to keep your weight under check.

6. Regular medications: If you are on blood pressure or diabetes medications, ensure you do not miss them.  Keep a constant check to ensure your readings are managed well.

7. Watch out:  Ask your doctor if there are specific symptoms that you need to watch out and seek medical support if you see any of them.

Coronary disease is not treatable fully, but can be prevented and managed effectively to improve the overall quality of life. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a cardiologist.

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Brain Stroke - Things You Must Know!

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, Fellow in Pain Management, DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Gurgaon
Brain Stroke - Things You Must Know!

A brain stroke can affect anyone at any point of time when the supply of blood to the brain is interrupted. It can threaten major physical functions and can prove to be fatally dangerous at times. The brain stem which is placed right above the spinal cord controls the breathing, heartbeat and levels of blood pressure. It is also in charge of controlling some elementary functions such as swallowing, hearing, speech and eye movements

What are the different types of strokes?
There are three main kinds of stroke: ischemic strokes, hemorrhagic strokes and transient ischemic attacks. The The most common type of brain stroke is the ischemic stroke is caused by narrowing or blocking of arteries to the brain, which prevents the proper supplyof of blood to the brain. Sometimes it so happens that the blood clot that has formed elsewhere in the body have travelled via the blood vessels and has been trapped in the blood vessel which provides blood to the brain. When the supply of blood to a part of the brain is hindered, the tissue in that area dies off owing to lack of oxygen. The other variant of brain stroke is termed as hemorrhagic stroke is caused when the blood vessels in and around the brain burstor or leak. Strokes need to be diagnosed and treated as quickly as possible in order to minimize brain damage.

What are the common symptoms of a brain stroke?
The symptoms of the brain stroke are largely dependent on the area of the brain that has been affected. It can interfere with normal functioning, such as breathing and talking and other functions which human beings can perform without thinking such as eye movements or swallowing. Since all the signals from the brain as well as other parts of the body traverse through the brain stem, the interruption of blood flow often leads to numbness or paralysis in different parts of the body.

Who is likely to have a stroke?
Anyone is at a risk of developing brain stroke although ageing is directly proportional to the risk of having a stroke. Not only that an individual with a family history of brain stroke or transient ischemic attack is at a higher risk of developing stroke. People who have aged over 65 accounts for about 33 percent of all brain strokes. It is important to point here that individuals with high blood pressure, high blood sugar, cholesterol, cancer, autoimmune diseases and some blood disorders are at a higher risk of developing brain stroke.

There are a few factors which can increase the risk of developing stroke beyond any control. But there are certain lifestyle choices as well which aids in controlling the chances of being affected by stroke. It is crucial to refrain from long-term hormone replacement therapies as well as birth control pills, smoking, lack of physical activity, excessive use of alcohol and drug addiction. A brain stroke is a life-threatening medical condition, and when an individual has symptoms that resemble that of stroke, it is crucial to seek immediate medical help.

Treatment for stroke:

  • Treatment depends on the type of stroke.
  • Ischemic strokes can be treated with 'clot-busting' drugs.
  • Hemorrhagic strokes can be treated with surgery to repair or block blood vessel weaknesses.
  • The most effective way to prevent strokes is through maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

What is TPA?
TPA is a thrombolytic or a “Clot Buster” drug. This clot buster is used to break-up the clot that is causing a blockage or disruption in the flow of blood to the brain and helps restore the blood flow to the area of the brain. It is given by intravenous (IV). This can be given only within 45.5 hrs of the onset of symptoms

Time is brain

Remember Every second Loss means brain cells die.

Rush to the nearest Stroke Centre whenever you experience such symptoms.

You can save the brain cells dying if you reach within 45.5 hrs by the CLOT BUSTER. 

Endovascular procedures:
Another treatment option is an endovascular procedure called mechanical thrombectomy, strongly recommended, in whichtrained  trained doctors try  removing a large blood clot bysending sending a wired-caged device called a stent retriever, to the site of the blocked blood vessel in the brain

Stroke prevention:
The good news is that 80 percent of all strokes are preventable. It startswith with managing keyrisk risk factors, including 

  • High blood pressure,
  • Cigarette smoking,
  • Diabetes Atrial fibrillation and
  • Physical inactivity.

More than half of all strokes are caused by uncontrolled hypertension or high blood pressure, making it the most important risk factor to control. 

Rehabilitation:
The best way to get better after a stroke is to start stroke rehabilitation ("rehab"). In stroke rehab, a team of health professionals works with you to regain skills you lost as the result of a stroke. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a neurologist.

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I am bhart Dodiya. I have very unique problem of skin. My skin is very soft it's damage by very rare cut. I have also blood pressure problem. please give some advice.

MD - Dermatology, DNB (Dermatology)
Dermatologist, Ahmedabad
I am bhart Dodiya. I have very unique problem of skin. My skin is very soft it's damage by very rare cut. I have also...
It seems you have thin skin. Best solution s to avoid trauma. Secondly, keep it moisturised, cos dryness promotes skin damage.
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I have had a coronary by pass some three years ago,i am taking atorvastatin 20 mg daily but my cholesterol levels are unchanged although i excrcise & keep of chlorestrol producing foods.

MD - Pathology, MBBS
Pathologist, Ahmedabad
Either increase the dose of atorvastatin or shift to rosuvastatin but by any means should rduce ldl level
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Sir im 25 years girl, my weight is 70 kgs now. I do not have thyroid. How can I reduce my weight. Plzzzzzz tell me any diet to reduce weight. If im doing any exercise im get low bp. Plssss tell me.

MBBS, M.MED, DFM, FID, CCEBDM, ACMDC, CCMTD
Diabetologist, Hyderabad
Sir im 25 years girl, my weight is 70 kgs now. I do not have thyroid. How can I reduce my weight. Plzzzzzz tell me an...
Losing weight and keeping it off, is not an easy task and often we are frustrated by failed attempts at doing so. The cause of such failure, mostly, is not making the attempt in a comprehensive and disciplined manner. A comprehensive lifestyle modification program for weight loss not only helps you lose weight but also leads to significant betterment of blood sugar, lipids, bp levels etc. And thus reduces your health risks of diabetes and cvd but also make you feel more in control of your life. Therefore, if you have not been able to lose weight on your own, should consider getting into one of these. The components of such a program should be the following: diet modification and calorie restriction: the diet plan you should follow should be driven by the following principles: it should be aligned to your eating preferences in terms of food and frequency of eating, as much as possible ; no diet plan (low fat or low carb, 4-5 meals a day or more or less frequent meals etc.) has been prov.
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My blood pressure is becoming low often. I'm going for night shift work. Does it cause any problems later.

MD Hom., Certificate in Food and Nutrition, BHMS, Diploma In Yoga
Homeopath, Indore
People who work night shifts or rotating shifts also often don't sleep enough, and long-term sleep deprivation is known to be bad for health. Shift work disrupts the circadian rhythm -- our internal body clock that is keyed to natural daylight and darkness. Because circadian rhythm affects how the body functions, disrupting it can throw everything out -- including our cardiovascular system, metabolism, digestion, immune system, and hormonal balance. You need to manage your low bp in the night shift by- Eat more protein, fewer carbs during your shift. Not surprisingly, night shift workers often struggle with feelings of drowsiness and making the right food choices can help. .you can take coconut water with you. Avoid sugar and sweetened beverages. Stop Unhealthy Snacking. Stick to a Schedule. Cut Down The Caffeine. Exercise When You Can be hydrated and maintain electrolyte balance take proper rest just follow these simple things. And for more queries contact us.
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I have chest pain from 5 months but it occurs not frequently if occurs after 4-5 days and the type of pain is sometime sharp and sometime burning I get very discomfort while pain and feel very scary please suggest me proper advice and treatment.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I have chest pain from 5 months but it occurs not frequently if occurs after 4-5 days and the type of pain is sometim...
For pain take tablet paracetamol 650 mg with rantac and Get your vital parameters of the body checked from a nearby doctor and revert back with findings
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My age is 18 I have Pain just below the chest whenever I eat or drink what can be the reason for this? Is it a serious matter? And I have cold so is this due to it?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
My age is 18 I have Pain just below the chest whenever I eat or drink what can be the reason for this? Is it a seriou...
Hello, You are suffering from gastric disorder, causing pain in chest due to pressure on diaphragm. Tk,  plenty of water to hydrate your body to prevent constipation, diluting acid in stomach. Go for meditation to reduce your stress to nourish your body including digestive system to check gastric disorder. Your diet be simple, easily digestible on time to check gastric disorder.  Tk,  apples,  carrots,  Papaya, tonned mill. Tk,  homoeopathic medicine:@ Acid sulph 30-6 pills,  thrice. @ China 200-6 pills thrice. Avoid, junk food,  alcohol & nicotine Tk, care.
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What causes abnormal ECG? My stress test is also normal and have light pain in my chest and back. After 1 day ECG was normal. I have asthma and undergone uterus operation 6 months back.

MBBS
General Physician, Ahmednagar
What causes abnormal ECG? My stress test is also normal and have light pain in my chest and back. After 1 day ECG was...
ECG i.e. elecro cardio gram shows electrical activity of the heart. If some is wrong with it like reduced blood supply(less of oxygen supply) it will show abnormal changes.
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How angioplasty is done in case of a patient with 70% blockage in right pulmonary artery? The patient has diabetes.

MBBS, MD-General Medicine, DM - Cardiology
Cardiologist, Secunderabad
How angioplasty is done in case of a patient with 70% blockage in right pulmonary artery? The patient has diabetes.
I guess you mean right coronary artery. Angioplasty is procedure in which a special balloon is passed across the blockage and dilated. After that a stent is implanted there to keep blockage open.
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Sir mere chest ke upper side me kabhi left kabhi right me kabi center me pain hota hai breath release karne time. Pls mujhe koi free n cheap solutions de please.

BHMS, MBA (Healthcare)
Homeopath, Dehradun
Sir mere chest ke upper side me kabhi left kabhi right me kabi center me pain hota hai breath release karne time. Pls...
Apko jo pain hai wo gastric ka Ho Sakta hai ye apko note Karna padega ki jab ap kuch oily ya fatty food lete hai tab apko ye problem Jada to Nani hoti if so then you can change your diet or agar apko lagta hai ki gastric se hi hai to ap homeopathic medicine chelidonium Q 20 drops in 50 drops of water din me 3 bar le sakte hai ya to ki najdiki doctor se apna checkup karwa le.
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I am 22 year. I am suffering from problem of heart's valve. So what should I do for this problem?

PGDMCH, MBA( CHA) , MBBS
General Physician, Gurgaon
I am 22 year. I am suffering from problem of heart's valve. So what should I do for this problem?
Dear lybrateuser, if the valve of heart is damaged then better to get it replaced. Pl consult a cardiologist and if valve replacement is recommended then get it done.
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I am 25 years old man. I think I have a serious problem whenever I used to laugh I feel pain in my heart area. Sometimes while stretching in doing exercises I also fell the pain. Rest I am fit and don't have any other problem. Please suggest me what to do. I have not gone to any doctor till now. But as days are passing the pain is increasing. So please help me.

MD - Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I am 25 years old man. I think I have a serious problem whenever I used to laugh I feel pain in my heart area.
Someti...
I think you have the muscular pain as it increaseses on any chest pain movements. It could be relieved with hot fomentation, local pain relieving ointments&may be some pain killers&antiinflammatory medication.
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I am male, 66 years old and having burning, itching, occasional pain sensation on my right chest and straight on my back side. Some object moves at regular intervals of two to three hours on the back side right shoulder. I am a diabetic and taking regular medicines. Please advise me the cause for this sensation and remedies - drugs etc.

M.D. Internal Medicine
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
I am male, 66 years old and having burning, itching, occasional pain sensation on my right chest and straight on my b...
You could be having some sort of viral neuralgia like herpes zoster see if you have and any skin lesions like some eruptive vesicles sometimes patients get them later but usually they do not cross the mid line of back or on other side. For further assistance you may have to consult in person. Get your sugars and hba1c done to see the control some times simple pain killers and anti allergic drugs can be started initially.
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My heart is blocked 60%. My medicines is for whole life or any other advice to clear this blocking.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
My heart is blocked 60%. My medicines is for whole life or any other advice to clear this blocking.
Homoeopathic medicine diacard (madaus lab) drink 10 drops in 20 ml fresh water for 6 months nd report. Surely you will benefit.
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