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Dr. Santanu Nandi

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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. Santanu Nandi is an experienced Cardiologist in Ballygunge, Kolkata. You can consult Dr. Santanu Nandi at B. K Dutta in Ballygunge, Kolkata. Book an appointment online with Dr. Santanu Nandi and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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I have a problem with my chest, my chest pains very high during I breathe and after I runs.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
I have a problem with my chest, my chest pains very high during I breathe and after I runs.
You may be having chest pain due to 1. Acidity. 2. Severe anxiety 3. Muscular problem local application of volini gel 1% twice a day for 2-3 day consult physician/me for further management.
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Hypertension

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, Post Graduate Program in Diabetology
General Physician, Delhi
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Here are Reasons, Effects, Precautions of Hypertension.

I am Dr. Rajiva Gupta, senior consultant in internal medicine and diabetes. I have my practice at Upchar Valley in Ashok Vihar. Today we will talk about hypertension or high blood pressure.

Hypertension is a growing problem in the entire world and especially in the developing countries like India. Last surveys have found that hypertension is prevalent in almost 30% of adult population of India. Why is hypertension or high blood pressure increasing? The reasons are multi-factorial essentially because of bad lifestyle which includes obesity, diets like processed foods or restaurant food which is very high in salt, increase in mental stress and lack of physical activity. In addition to that, as the population ages, so does the prevalence of hypertension increases.

Why is hypertension so important to control? The reason is that researches found that hypertension is one of the most important modifiable factors for heart disease and strokes. Therefore, if a patient has got hypertension and if the blood pressure is controlled adequately, then the chances of developing a stroke or heart attack or heart failure or kidney failure or blindness get reduced markedly. However once the patient does not control the blood pressure and these complications occur, then it becomes a lifelong medical problem and adds to the quality of life- survival as well as the financial burden on the patient and his family. So blood pressure needs to be controlled meticulously.

Now, how to go about it? We, as physicians, always measure blood pressure of every patient who comes to our clinic irrespective of his symptoms and we are able to identify which are the patients who are likely to develop hypertension. If a patient comes to the clinic and his blood pressure is somewhere around 130 to 135, then we ask the patient to get a recheck done to see if the pressure is persistently elevated. At this point, I would like to mention that overall the agreed definition of hypertension is persistent blood pressure more than 140 upper blood pressure which is called the systolic blood pressure and more than 90 which is the diastolic blood pressure.

Secondly, if we find that the patient is having blood pressure more than this level then we give him counseling about lifestyle modification like control of diet, exercise, to get his other parameters checked like cholesterol levels, blood sugar levels and we discuss with the patient about the importance of blood pressure and treatment for blood pressure medication. Once we control blood pressure, we find that the patient’s quality of life improves and the prevalence of complications is also reduced markedly. Blood pressure control has been found to be one of the most cost effective modalities of treatment. Cost effectiveness means the cost of treatment of blood pressure is than when the complications occur.

As I had mentioned earlier, that once the complications because of hypertension occur then it leads markedly to financial burden on the patient’s family. Therefore, blood pressure is important to recognize. Ideally what is to be done is to prevent the occurrence of blood pressure by adopting a healthy lifestyle. If blood pressure has already occurred, then we should consult the doctor to treat it adequately in addition to modification of lifestyle which has already been addressed to. In this way, it will go a long way in reducing the burden of hypertension on the entire society.

In case, any of our viewers or listeners are interested in seeking any query on hypertension or seeking treatment of blood pressure, you can log on to the lybrate.com homepage and look for Dr. Rajiva Gupta.

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I an 66 and have LVH and had surgery 25 years back. Though I am keeping well, but of late body has become lethargic inspite of stable BP. Having Acitrom 4 mg daily. Need your advise to tone up by body energy to keep pace with life at this age! regards

MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I an 66 and have LVH and had surgery 25 years back. Though I am keeping well, but of late body has become lethargic i...
Hi, as you are taking Acitrom 4 mg, you can continue. To remain healthy and stay active make a proper nutritious diet plan, and adapt habit of yoga. This will keep you healthy and fit for long period of time.
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I smoked excessive weed and ciggrate and drank a lot alcohol for 2 year and now I quit weed suddenly n dropped quantity of alcohol n ciggrate to minimum and now I am feeling stressed uneven heart beat and can not sleep properly and feel slight pain in chest sometimes and I can hear my heart beat in my head whole day and my whole body thuds with each heart beat and I am constantly developing anxiety and resting pulse is 95-100 is it normal or I need medical attention? If yes then in what direction I need medical attention? Please guide me doctor.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
I smoked excessive weed and ciggrate and drank a lot alcohol for 2 year and now I quit weed suddenly n dropped quanti...
Hi lybrate-user, these are withdrawal symptoms of alcohol and ciggerate smoking. Symptoms of alcohol withdrawal can vary widely in severity. In severe cases, the condition can be life-threatening. Symptoms may occur from two hours to four days after stopping alcohol. They may include headaches, nausea, tremors, anxiety, hallucinations and seizures. In many cases, alcohol withdrawal requires medical treatment and hospital admissions. Medications may be used to treat physical symptoms while counselling and support groups help with controlling drinking behavior. So I suggest you consult a psychiatrist for medication and consult a psychologist for psychotherapy- relapse prevention. All the best.
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My grand father (70 years) have implanted tooth in his mouth which is fixed by 6 screws but now all the dentition and screws is removed because of loose fixing so should we go for cortical implant and is it going to affect the gums or it may get loose as earlier fitting due of loosen gums we want to go for permanent dentition so cortical implant is good or something else please suggest. And he had angioplasty stent in his coronary vessels 2-3 years back.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
My grand father (70 years) have implanted tooth in his mouth which is fixed by 6 screws but now all the dentition and...
Please take opinion of a dentist, as a gp, I can suggest to you that dentures will be a better choice compared to implants. Bones get hollow with age, call it osteoporosis & it is part of ageing process, despite good intake of calcium & vit. D & a high proten diet with moderate exercise which are good for heart & also for regeneration of bone cells, well to a minial extent only. We lose hair with age and only lucky few can retain their teeth. Implants are for fairly young people 7 they do become a part of body if fitted even around 40+ but they do get shed when wear and tear of bones including bones of palate start to degenerate. He has had angioplasty also, but that will not affect bone health or dental health, rather due to dietary care, he would be better off about his bone health but I would not suggest implant at 70+, specially when we have good dentures that help the person eat & feel good during the day & needs removal at night.
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Symptoms: palpitations, dizziness, fatigue, chest discomfort Age 31 female Lab reports: Hb 10.8 LDL DIRECT 145 TOTAL CHOLESTEROL 205 HDL DIRECT 42. what should i do ?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Cardiology, Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS - Physician )
Cardiologist, Delhi
Symptoms: palpitations, dizziness, fatigue, chest discomfort
Age 31 female
Lab reports: Hb 10.8
LDL DIRECT 145
TOTAL ...
Get an ECG (if possible get one when you are experiencing palpitations, Echo done and consult with a cardiologist. For cholesterol and low Hb, Take a detailed diet consult to reduce cholesterol containing and adding Iron rich food in your diet. And if ECG and Echo are normal begin with daily brisk walking and gradually increase the duration of walking to 30-40 mins. Repeat your Lipid profile and HB after 4 weeks of diet and exercise introduction, if still deranged you may need medications.
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What is the maximum systolic pressure a hypertensive patient could take without it getting fatal? Age is 50 years.

MBBS, MD-General Medicine, DM - Cardiology
Cardiologist, Secunderabad
What is the maximum systolic pressure a hypertensive patient could take without it getting fatal? Age is 50 years.
That varies from person to person. Some people can have SBP beyond 200 and remain asymptotic but some may become symptomatic with 180. But that's not the point. The point is you should maintain your BP as close to normal as possible.
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I am suffering from hypertension from last 10 days due to which my head spinning and from last 10 days I changed my lifestyles like morning walk, plenty of water, fresh juice and balanced diet can it be prevented or should I take medicines as well Pls suggest.

MD, Fellowship in Intergrative Medicine, MBBS
Integrated Medicine Specialist, Kochi
I am suffering from hypertension from last 10 days due to which my head spinning and from last 10 days I changed my l...
Hypertension and diabetes are all lifestyle diseases which require lifestyle solution and not a chemical cocktail of medicines. I can get rid of all your bp medications in a short time if you follow my instructions. It just involves dietary changes and lifestyle changes aand I can even reverse the bp the lifestyle changes you are doing is only partly correct and not specific for treating hypertension if you do not do the correct changes which your Dr. is not going to tell you is because he does not know nutrition which is never taught in medical schools. Either Take a consult or send a feed back to this reply with your name and contact number and then I can talk to you and then you can take a consult through Lybrate Remember you cannot fix your health without fixing your diet. You are what you eat and what you eat eats.
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