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Dr. Chetan Gandhi

MBBS, MRCP

Cardiologist, Kolkata

26 Years Experience
Dr. Chetan Gandhi MBBS, MRCP Cardiologist, Kolkata
26 Years Experience
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Dr. Chetan Gandhi is a popular Cardiologist in Bakulbagan Road, Kolkata. He has been a practicing Cardiologist for 26 years. He has done MBBS, MRCP . He is currently associated with Dr Chetan Gandhi Clinic in Bakulbagan Road, Kolkata. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Chetan Gandhi on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Medical College Kolkata - 1991
MRCP - Royal Society For Public Health (London) - 1998
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Techniques to control whitecoat hypertension during BP checking ?

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
The best technique is to ignore it. If you fear the symptoms, it will reoccur. Exposure therapy is also good. The given details are not enough. Please provide more details regarding your personality, habits, aptitude and attitude with family and self history. Take care.
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I am 50 years and my bp is around 90/130. Sometimes it fluctuares to 98/135 do I need to start medication

Critical Care Training, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Nope. Check every monthly and in between if any symptoms. And start diet (salt restricted and low fat) with exercise (30min brisk walking daily)
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I am 31 year old male and I have HP problem from last 3 year. Normally BP 94/134 measured. I take medicine cilaheart-5 from last 2 month. The blood test report normal. Can I continue medicine. What is reason for BP.

Diploma in Cardiology, Diploma in Diabetology, MD
Cardiologist, Coimbatore
I am 31 year old male and I have HP problem from last 3 year. Normally BP 94/134 measured. I take medicine cilaheart-...
you r taking lose of BP medication.you need to bring it down to 120/80.you can achieve ur target by regular exercise,strict diet,reduce stress ,tension ,quit smoking.reasons for BP are genetic predisposition,obesity,sedentary life style,erratic food habits,stress etc...
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My heart beats at the faster rate than normal rate. What might be the reason behind this? And suggest me some precautions.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My heart beats at the faster rate than normal rate. What might be the reason behind this? And suggest me some precaut...
Dear lybrateuser, -if you exert or do some exercise your heart rate normally increases & comes down to normal after sometime as you rest -if your heartrate is fast even at rest then you may have anxiety or nervousness, for this do deep breathing daily morning for 10-15 min, do yogasan, do brisk walking or jogging &then take rest -get blood checkup for anemia, thyroid.
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When I take my bp readings my first reading is about 145/73 and after 5 min it is 130/75 both taken at rest. Why it is so? And my right arm bp is higher compared to left hand by 10-15 points of systolic. Above readings is of left hand.

MD(EH)/AM/Accupressure
Acupressurist, Chandigarh
When I take my bp readings my first reading is about 145/73 and after 5 min it is 130/75 both taken at rest. Why it i...
Dear lybrate user, There are so many reasons of blood fluctuation. Sometime it is high and sometime it is low. Hypertention is the main reason. Nothing to worry.
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C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Exercise and Your Blood Pressure
Another benefit of exercise is lower blood pressure.
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Exercise is beneficial to many health conditions, and hypertension is one condition that improves with exercise. The National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control, and the American Heart Association have promoted the benefits of exercise for individuals with high blood pressure. A meta-analysis, or a large study of 54 smaller clinical trials of aerobic exercise, found that systolic blood pressure, the top number, is reduced an average of 3.84 mmHg in individuals who exercise regularly.Diastolic blood pressure across these studies was reduced an average 2.58 mmHg. A meta-analysis of the effects of resistance training showed reductions of 3.2 mmHg systolic blood pressure, and 3.5 mmHg for diastolic blood pressure.

What Type of Exercise is Best?

Although both resistance activity and aerobic activity have shown benefits, there is an apparent link between resistance training and reduced compliance of the arteries. Compliance in the arteries means that the arteries expand when there is increased blood flow. If the arteries don?t readily expand in areas of high blood flow, it can cause blood pressure to increase. It appears that performing aerobic exercises with strength training negates this effect, and the overall effect of performing both resistance and aerobic exercise is a healthy blood pressure reduction.

Find An Exercise Activity You Enjoy!

You are more likely to exercise if you find something you enjoy. For some people, time alone while walking or running can be a rare moment for reflection.

Others may enjoy bicycling or rowing. These activities can be enjoyed alone or you can enjoy sharing your exercise time with a friend or neighbor. Team sports are good physical exercise, and like other forms of activity, they usually relieve stress. Fitness classes can help you lower your blood pressure and provide a wonderful social outlet.

Take It Easy!

When you begin a new exercise program, particularly if you haven?t been active, gradually increase your activity level. Listen to your body, as unusual aches and pains associated with exercise may indicate something is going on. Most people benefit from physical activity, but if you have a chronic illness, including high blood pressure or heart disease, you may want to check with your doctor before you increase your activity dramatically.

What About A Warm Up?

Everyone should incorporate a warm-up period and a cool-down period into their exercise routine. A warm up allows you to gradually increase your heart rate from rest. Try to warm up at least ten minutes when you begin to exercise. A warm up will also help you avoid injury to your muscles. It?s also important to cool down, so your blood pressure doesn?t drop too quickly when you stop your exercise. Stretching at the beginning and end of your exercise will help you avoid sore muscles and will increase your flexibility.

What Is My Target Heart Rate?

When you are exercising, you should monitor your heart rate by measuring your pulse during exercise. Your resting heart rate means your average heart rate when you are resting, and it is usually between 60 and 100 beats per minute. You can determine your resting heart rate by checking your pulse when you get up in the morning.

Athletes may have a lower heart rate. Some blood pressure medications can keep your heart rate low. If you are taking a medication for blood pressure, ask your doctor what your maximum heart rate should be.

To check your pulse, use the tip of your first two fingers, and press lightly on the blood vessels on the inside of your wrist near your thumb. Count the number of beats in ten seconds ? you will have to look at a clock ? and multiply this number by 6 to find out how many times your heart is beating each minute.

To determine your maximum heart rate, subtract your age from 220. Your target heart rate should be somewhere between 50% and 85% of your maximum heart rate. When you are exercising moderately, your heart rate will usually be between 50 and 69% of your maximum heart rate. With high intensity exercise, your heart rate can range from 70% to 90% of your maximum heart rate.

Checking Your Workout Intensity

When you are exercising, you should try to reach a moderate intensity to achieve maximum health benefits from your workout. If you are able to carry on a conversation when you are exercising, you are probably not working hard enough. You should be able to speak in short sentences while you are exercising, but if you are having a lengthy conversation, you probably aren?t working hard enough. If you have to stop to catch your breath while you are exercising, your exercise intensity may be too high. When you are in doubt, don?t forget to check your heart rate.
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I am 39 yrs old man and I have gone through 100 checkups in all anf found less iron that is 25 (range 70- 100) also cholestral is high near 200 pls specify drug and exercises if possible.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 39 yrs old man and I have gone through 100 checkups in all anf found less iron that is 25 (range 70- 100) also c...
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 . take tab. folic acid-5 once a day for iron.
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One of my friend experiencing palpitations these days but they r not regular. My question is whether these palpitations are symptoms of any serious issue?

MBBS, M.S, M. Ch, F.I.A.C.S
Cardiologist, Chennai
One of my friend experiencing palpitations these days but they r not regular. My question is whether these palpitatio...
You need to undergo tests: ECG. 2DEcho. Holter monitoring etc to determine the cause for palpitations. Check for diabetes too. Do not ignore.
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I have some heart pain. Because I am smoker in life is there any problem.

MBBS
Cardiologist,
I have some heart pain. Because I am smoker in life is there any problem.
You know smoking causes premature heart pain, stop smoking it will disappear. If not by a month investigation required.
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My grandfather have high blood pressure 186 83 78 Then I want to ask that what is the best medicine to cure them. Please reply. Age of my grandfather is 76.

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Homeopath, Faridabad
My grandfather have high blood pressure 186
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Then I want to ask that what is the best medicine to cure them. Ple...
Hello, Take Rauvolfia 1x, 2 tabs daily morning empty stomach. Drink plenty of liquids and cut down your fat, salt and sugar intake. go for a morning walk daily at least for 30 minutes. Take a sound sleep and try to avoid anger. Revert after 15 days with feedback.
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Sir, I am 48 year old I am suffering problem of high blood pressure (100-110, 125-160) from last 3 months I want to know that I should go for a physician or a cardiologist. Pls help.

CLINICAL CARDIOLOGY, MD - Consultant Physician
Cardiologist, Surat
Sir, I am 48 year old I am suffering problem of high blood pressure (100-110, 125-160) from last 3 months I want to k...
Hi. For proper treatment of high bp, you should consult a cardiologist or a physician who is interested in bp management and treats such patients on regular basis.
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Sir I have Congestive heart failure with DM type 2 with mitral stenosis with hypertension. My age is 60. What precaution for diet should I take.

MBBS, M.S, M. Ch, F.I.A.C.S
Cardiologist, Chennai
Sir I have Congestive heart failure with DM type 2 with mitral stenosis with hypertension. My age is 60. What precaut...
Did you ever consult a cardiologist? well, you should. You will benefit from balloon valvotomy. Or even surgery. Meanwhile low salt less than 2grams/ day. Control of diabetes. Avoid sugar and oily food. Avoid bananas mangoes rich in sugar. Papaya is good for you. Olive oil fw cooking. Walking exercise. Sugare free bed.
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I am 25 years male of height 5.9 and weight of 68 kg. I want to maintain correct weight and want to decrease bad cholesterol in stomach. Kindly give some suggestions.

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Vellore
I am 25 years male of height 5.9 and weight of 68 kg. I want to maintain correct weight and want to decrease bad chol...
Dear lybrate user! greetings! to reduce the fat around the stomach 1. Do abdominal exercise for 30 daily 2. Eat more fresh vegetables 3. Avoid eating too much of fatty foods like milk products, cheese, paneer 4. Avoid eating too much of fried items 5. Avoid eating too much of deep fried foods. 6. Drink minimum 3 litres of water daily. 7. Keep your mind relax. Thank you have a healthy life through homoeopathy
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Getting a uneasy feeling near chest and solar plexus and popping sensation in the ears. Please advise.

DM Cardiology
Cardiologist, Delhi
Uneasy feeling near chest, could be due to arrhythmia. I would advise you to get an ecg and and echo done, and tell me the reports. Dr. Nishith chandra, md, dm, fscai, director interventional cardiology, fortis escorts heart institute, new delhi.
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My father has insufficient vision in his eyes, when consult with doctor, he said blood bleed in his eye nerves. He is having sugar and bp.

FICO, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Gandhinagar
My father has insufficient vision in his eyes, when consult with doctor, he said blood bleed in his eye nerves. He is...
Hello lybrate-user. Sorry about your father's eye problem. Diabetes and blood pressure are disorders of the blood vessels. They tend to affect most of the organs in the body including the eyes. In the eye, diabetes/ blood pressure may lead to bursting of blood vessels and subsequent bleeding into the eye. This would in turn reduce the vision of the eye. In some cases, it could be improved by surgery or injection in the eye whereas in other cases, it would be irreversible. Thus, the best guide would be a retina specialist. Take the opinion and follow the advice given by the retina specialist. Feel free to contact me for further assistance. Hope my suggestions helped you. Take care-
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What's the home remedy for thyroid? How to reduce high blood pressure? Please tell me exercise & food.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
What's the home remedy for thyroid? How to reduce high blood pressure? Please tell me exercise & food.
by saying thyroid if you are referring to hypothyroidism, then there is no home remedy other than avoiding following soy beans, soy containing products, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, radish, peanuts, mustard and coffee. Plus consuming good deal of green leafy vegetables, fruits. Using whole grain flour for chapati and roti. Avoiding using maida and other refined flours. With all this thyroxine tablets in adequate dose are required, without which hypothyroidism will not be controlled. To control bp main thing you have remember is to reduce salt intake to about 2.3 g a day. Also avoid high fat foods and processed foods. Thanks for the question.
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Hloo this side darshan and I know how to low cholesterol level.

MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist,
Hloo this side darshan and I know how to low cholesterol level.
Hello dear High triglycerides and 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. Change life style .do meditation,yoga, Go walk daily, do any one physically activity daily i.e.play any game., Avoid fast foods,oily foods,junk foods,alcohol,smoking,fatty foods, non-veg.,avoid stress,take plenty of water in day time. And 1 glass of water before bed at night. use flax oil, omega-3 fatty meal or cap., take .green veg., whole grain. Garlic,. Cod liver oil. Take anti cholesterol medicines .
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I am 46 yrs old. My recent diagnostic report shows low Vitamin D, high Cholesterol & Triglyceride & Metamyelocytes levels. Suggest appropriate medicines.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 46 yrs old. My recent diagnostic report shows low Vitamin D, high Cholesterol & Triglyceride & Metamyelocytes le...
Hi. Your vit. D level is low. And high cholesterol, triglycerides,& metemyelocytes. You can take calcirol pouch 1 once a week. X 6 weeks. Cap. Ecosprin gold-10 1hs.
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