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Dr. Himangsu Kr Das Mahapatra

Cardiologist, Kolkata

600 at clinic
Dr. Himangsu Kr Das Mahapatra Cardiologist, Kolkata
600 at clinic
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Cholesterol: Good and Bad of It

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
Endocrinologist, Delhi
Cholesterol: Good and Bad of It

Over the last few decades, the word cholesterol has assumed a different connotation. It has come to be known as a silent killer that spells doom for health. However, what we need to realize is that a certain amount of cholesterol is essential for the proper functioning of the body. The liver produces about 85% of the cholesterol that is required by the body normally. The ever changing food habits have introduced a lot of processed foods that are loaded with saturated fats. Along with this, reduced physical activity has led to accumulation of cholesterol in the blood.

The types of cholesterol are based on the density and we have 2 types of density that is Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) and High Density Lipoprotein (HDL). LDL is more dangerous than HDL, called as bad and good cholesterol respectively. In addition, the triglycerides and lipoprotein are also critical indicators of overall cholesterol levels. Depending on a person's age, height and weight, normal levels are derived for each of these four.

Because of their density of the cholesterol molecules, as they are circulating in the blood stream, they tend to get sluggish and settle down along the walls of the blood vessels, referred to as plaque. This plaque attracts more and more cholesterol from the blood and the layer gets gradually thicker. This reduces the thickness of the blood vessels and in severe cases even completely blocks blood flow to important organs like the brain and heart, leading to severe conditions like stroke and heart attack respectively.

However, it is not always that all cholesterol is bad. It is one of the essential things for the proper body functions with the main functions listed below:

  1. Each cell in the body requires it to form the cell membrane, the protective layer around the cells
  2. Synthesis of vitamin D is done with the help of cholesterol, which is very essential for skin health
  3. It also helps in hormone formation. In addition to steroids, other hormones like testosterone, estrogen, cortisol require cholesterol as a main ingredient
  4. Formation of neurotransmitters and overall nerve function requires cholesterol. This ensures optimal neurological functioning.

So, as noted above, there are, both good and bad aspects to cholesterol. It is not all that dangerous a thing that it is made out to be. The trick is to maintain a good level of cholesterol so that the body's requirements are met, and at the same time, the harmful effects are kept at bay. Some important parameters to manage, include the percentage of bad cholesterol in the blood and the ratio of triglycerides to HDL in the blood. These are considered fair indicators of heart health and if need be, lifestyle changes and/or medications can be undertaken to manage overall health and reduce risk of heart disease and stroke.

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I am 45 years old, male. I had a viral fever few days back and consulted our family doctor. He checked my BP and said it is on higher side. It was 98/148. My weight is 85 kg, so Doctor prescribed some activities. After doing some light walk exercise, my BP was 95/132, still on higher side. What are the other precautions I should take to control my BP. Is it really alarming? Please suggest me Doctor. I do not have other symptoms like vomiting, headache, weakness, fever etc.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am 45 years old, male. I had a viral fever few days back and consulted our family doctor. He checked my BP and said...
1. Lose extra pounds and watch your waistline Blood pressure often increases as weight increases. Being overweight also can cause disrupted breathing while you sleep (sleep apnea), which further raises your blood pressure. Weight loss is one of the most effective lifestyle changes for controlling blood pressure. Losing just 4.5 kilograms can help reduce your blood pressure. Besides shedding weight, you generally should also keep an eye on your waistline. Carrying too much weight around your waist can put you at greater risk of high blood pressure. In general: • Men are at risk if their waist measurement is greater than 40 inches (102 centimeters). • Women are at risk if their waist measurement is greater than 35 inches (89 centimeters). These numbers vary among ethnic groups. Ask your doctor about a healthy waist measurement for you. 2. Exercise regularly Regular physical activity — at least 30 minutes most days of the week — can lower your blood pressure by 4 to 9 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg). It's important to be consistent because if you stop exercising, your blood pressure can rise again. If you have slightly high blood pressure (prehypertension), exercise can help you avoid developing full-blown hypertension. If you already have hypertension, regular physical activity can bring your blood pressure down to safer levels. The best types of exercise for lowering blood pressure include walking, jogging, cycling, swimming or dancing. Strength training also can help reduce blood pressure. Talk to your doctor about developing an exercise program. 3. Eat a healthy diet Eating a diet that is rich in whole grains, fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy products and skimps on saturated fat and cholesterol can lower your blood pressure by up to 14 mm Hg. It isn't easy to change your eating habits, but with these tips, you can adopt a healthy diet: • Keep a food diary. Writing down what you eat, even for just a week, can shed surprising light on your true eating habits. Monitor what you eat, how much, when and why. • Consider boosting potassium. Potassium can lessen the effects of sodium on blood pressure. The best source of potassium is food, such as fruits and vegetables, rather than supplements. Talk to your doctor about the potassium level that's best for you. • Be a smart shopper. Read food labels when you shop and stick to your healthy-eating plan when you're dining out, too. 4. Reduce sodium in your diet Even a small reduction in the sodium in your diet can reduce blood pressure by 2 to 8 mm Hg. The effect of sodium intake on blood pressure varies among groups of people. In general, limit sodium to less than 2,300 milligrams (mg) a day or less. However, a lower sodium intake — 1,500 mg a day or less — is appropriate for people with greater salt sensitivity, including: Anyone age 51 or older Anyone diagnosed with high blood pressure, diabetes or chronic kidney disease To decrease sodium in your diet, consider these tips: • Read food labels. If possible, choose low-sodium alternatives of the foods and beverages you normally buy. • Eat fewer processed foods. Only a small amount of sodium occurs naturally in foods. Most sodium is added during processing. • Don't add salt. Just 1 level teaspoon of salt has 2,300 mg of sodium. Use herbs or spices to add flavor to your food. • Ease into it. If you don't feel you can drastically reduce the sodium in your diet suddenly, cut back gradually. Your palate will adjust over time. 5. Limit the amount of alcohol you drink Alcohol can be both good and bad for your health. In small amounts, it can potentially lower your blood pressure by 2 to 4 mm Hg. But that protective effect is lost if you drink too much alcohol — generally more than one drink a day for women and for men older than age 65, or more than two a day for men age 65 and younger. One drink equals 12 ounces of beer, five ounces of wine or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor. Drinking more than moderate amounts of alcohol can actually raise blood pressure by several points. It can also reduce the effectiveness of blood pressure medications.
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I am 39 years just wanna know symptoms of diabetes and hi bp and ways to lower them ?

General Physician (AM)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Chandigarh
Having diabetes makes high blood pressure and other heart and circulation problems more likely, because diabetes damages arteries and makes them targets for hardening (atherosclerosis). Atherosclerosis can cause high blood pressure, which if not treated, can lead to blood vessel damage, stroke, heart failure, heart attack, or kidney failure. You can consult me in private for detailed treatment which is available in biochemic system of medicine depending upon symptomatically.
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I have gain so much weight and can't stop myself from eating so is it harmful for me because I eat so much fast food and is there any heart attack possibilities as some one said me that it can cause heart attack.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I have gain so much weight and can't stop myself from eating so is it harmful for me because I eat so much fast food ...
Fast food contains lot of fat and in blood there is increased LDL cholesterol levels which after few years get accumulated on a single vessel narrowing the flow of blood and can cause myocardial infarction and so better to exercise regularly
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Chest pain. The first thing you may think of is heart attack. Certainly chest pain is not something to ignore. But you should know that it has many possible causes.

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General Physician, Gurgaon
Chest pain. The first thing you may think of is heart attack. Certainly chest pain is not something to ignore. But yo...
Dear Lybrateuser, There are many causes of chest pain like acidity, chest infection etc to be decided by the doctor but a sudden stabbing pain which had not occured earlier should be treated as emergency.
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I have pain in my right hand what should I do? And also pain in my right side chest what shoshould I do?

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
I have pain in my right hand what should I do? And also pain in my right side chest what shoshould I do?
do x ray cervical spine, cbc, inform report.. do neck exercises. take pan 40 mg one daily for 10 days.
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My mother is 70yrs and she is having a diabetics after her heart stunt placed 3yrs back. She is feeling very weak these days. Recrntly got checked she is almost under control. She is taking Glimestar 1. Please suggest.

Fellowship in Cardiology, MD, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
My mother is 70yrs and she is having a diabetics after her heart stunt placed 3yrs back. She is  feeling very weak th...
Please do not mix various paths. The reason for her weakness may just be a bout of depression. Talk her out. Let her have good diet. At 70 years she not be prohibited from anything.
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Hi..My age is 30, male,and I have just done some blood test. Yesterday. In my report Ldl and triglycerides come high i.e. 108 and 241 respectively. Hdl low-34. Homocysteine 54. Low vit D- 19 B12-303 Bp borderline 140/90. And Hb1c rft, lft,cbc are within normal range. I have consumed lots of junk food in last two months. please plz help me on it to come out from this.

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Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Hi..My age is 30, male,and I have just done some blood test. Yesterday.
In my report Ldl and triglycerides come high ...
You know the answer. Stop junk foods. Once attacked it becomes cumbersome to get rid of such problems. Go to Bapu Bhawan on Tadiwala road in Pune or go to Urli Kanchan Nature cure center near Pune for a few days.
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Hi High bp 100/150.Please help

DBCM (AM) General Physician
Alternative Medicine,
Tonicard (homeo), kali iod (biochemic) treatment is available, safe and without side effects in biochemic system of medication. Consult me in private.
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The word heart attack is making me weak please tell me some medicine. Because before 2 months my uncle's death was by same problem.

MD Microbiology
General Physician,
The word heart attack is making me weak please tell me some medicine. Because before 2 months my uncle's death was by...
Hi. All you have to do is. Follow healthy diet pattern, have good physical activity, remain stress free and get yourself regularly checked if you have a family history of heart disease.
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I am 45 years old civil engineer. I do not have any bp complaint before. I am also non diabetic. But my weight is 89 kgs. Last week due to work pressure I felt some tension. Last 3 days I am checking my bp and it is showing 140 / 95. I am taking rest now for last 2 days. Do I need to take medicines?

Diploma - Diploma - OLO - Rhino-Laryngology
Acupuncturist, Indore
One should always try to avoid the use of drugs your bp may be bcoz of your weight your wrong lifestyle and diet once you will start taking medicine it will become part of your entire life its better if you learn acupressure I teach online also it will protect you from harmful use of drugs.
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I am feeling a pressure on my left chest for last 1month. I had a chest x-ray and an ecg but nothing wrong was found in the report. I am 34 and lives a balanced corporate life, I don't drink much but smoke 8-10 cigarettes a day. Don't get time to do exercise as I feel lazy. Also I have started feeling mild pain around the ankle area and getting tired quickly. I am 163 cm with 75kg weight.

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I am feeling a pressure on my left chest for last 1month. I had a chest x-ray and an ecg but nothing wrong was found ...
in general, most cases of fatigue \weakness \ laziness may be attributed to three areas: lifestyle factors, medical conditions or psychological problems. A thorough assessment is needed in all three factors to get to the actual cause of weakness. Your diet and day to day life style also is very crucial for right diagnosis I being a both a registered dietitian (rd) and doctor have been successfully helping patients with their problems through a holistic approach using customized therapeutic diet and medications. I will also suggest home remedies. Do reply back for private consultation for rx.
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What to do when we are having severe gastric with chest pain(because of gastric).

Post Doctoral Fellowship in G I Surgery, MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Panchkula
Take Tab Pantocid 40 mg once a day and do not smoke / drink. Walk for half hour after dinner. If this does not help you need an operation for the problem.
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I have some issue related to myself some times my heart is beating very fast but after some times it's normal pls reply.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I have some issue related to myself some times my heart is beating very fast but after some times it's normal pls reply.
Dear Lybrateuser, - Your problem could be due to anxiety & stress - do regular exercise like walking, jogging for 20-30 min, do yoga, deep breathing, meditation for 5-10 min daily morning - have a well balanced diet with more of fruits & vegetables - sleep well for at least 7-8 hrs at night to relax your mind & body - destress by reading, listening to music, follow a hobby - if still not much improvement then you may require investigations, consult a doctor.
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What to do if my heartbeat is high like about 200?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda,
What to do if my heartbeat is high like about 200?
It's too much. Get checked for tachycardia by possible sa node hyperactivity. In the meantime take arjuna capsules 1 bd with mukta pishti 250 mg bd.
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I'm Male-40 Years, yesterday I was feeling giddiness.Today I've checked by BP it is 70/100. I'm having slight headache, weakness, tiredness as well. Otherwise I'm healthy person No Medication, No Smoking, No Alcohol, Good Sleep Min- 7 Hours daily. Kindly suggest precautions needs to be taken.

M.B;B.S, P.G.(FAMILY MEDICINE), D.O.H.
General Physician, Hyderabad
Your symptoms are suggestive of disturbed sleep. Precautions:periodic BP check up+Blood sugar levels+acidity some times severe acidity may cause giddiness ,so avoid spicy & junk food and pickles+take more water+bland diet with green vegetables and take more fruits and germinating seeds
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Iam a heart patation from 6 years I belun s take medicine dely. Is it any side effect.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Iam a heart patation from 6 years I belun s take medicine dely. Is it any side effect.
You have been given medication as per the protocol and many times we tell the patient to continue the same lifetime varying the dosages because it increases the lifespan and the quality of patients
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I am s.das from odisha, age 37 my blood report. Serum uric acid 8.07, ESR 21, Eosinophil 07, wBC count 8.18, Also cholesterol high, Serum Cholesterol 264, S Triglyceride 229 Dr. prescribed 1 st July 2016 Febustat 40 mg and Tonact - now my left side soldier pain.

MBBS, DMRD, MD - Radio Diagnosis, FIIM(Ayurved), D.SC, Post Doctoral Fellowship of Institute of Indian Medicine, Ph.D
Non-Invasive Conservative Cardiac Care Specialist, Ahmednagar
I am s.das from odisha, age 37 my blood report. Serum uric acid 8.07, ESR 21, Eosinophil 07, wBC count 8.18,
Also cho...
Dear Yourcuric acid levels are high. Reduce protein intake. Light exercise and medication will help. Consult your physician Cholesterol is made in liver as per body needs. Do not take medicines to correct this. Body will adjust same. Cholesterol lowering medicines have serious side effects.
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