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Dr. Ashutosh Vashistha

Cardiologist, Lucknow

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Dr. Ashutosh Vashistha is a popular Cardiologist in New Hyderabad, Lucknow. He is currently practising at Lifeline Hospital & Heart Centre in New Hyderabad, Lucknow. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Ashutosh Vashistha on Lybrate.com.

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Are You at Risk of having a Heart Disease ?

MD-Physician, PGDCC
Cardiologist, Jaipur
Are You at Risk of having a Heart Disease ?
Any of these people are at risk of developing heart disease.

1. Uncontrolled diabetes
2. Hypertension
3. Smoking (very strong factor)
4. Obesity
5. Family history of heart disease
6. Stress and angry nature
7. High ldl (bad cholesterol)
8. Low hdl (good cholesterol)
9. Sedentary lifestyle (lack of exercise)
10. Older age.
11. Indians are in high risk group,

Some other factors like men are more susceptible, and post menopausal women are at more risk of having a coronary artery disease (heart attack).


If you have single factors from above given list, you are at a lesser risk, but if you have multiple- (3 to 4 or more) factors. You must take a good care and heal the cause.

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Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Healthy heart tips
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7 Tips for a Healthy Heart

Diploma In Nutrition & Health Education
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Ahmedabad
7 Tips for a Healthy Heart

If you are concerned about your heart’s health, it is important for you to make some dietary modifications. Simple changes in your everyday diet may offer benefits, which help in preventing future heart problems. If you suffer from high blood pressure or high cholesterol or have atrial fibrillation.

Here are some tips regarding the best diet for protecting your heart:

  1. Believe in the food hype: Having healthy meals is certainly beneficial and makes a big difference to your heart health. Consuming meals which contain vegetables, grains, low fat dairy and lean meat will allow you to live a longer and healthier life.
  2. Avoid crash diets: A crash diet may be effective, if you want to fit in a dress within one month. However, for improving your heart health, undertaking different fad diets is not useful. Meals in which a certain type of nutrients such as carbohydrates or fats are ruled out are not beneficial as well. You should have a sensible approach towards your diet and focus on food products such as vegetables, whole grains and lean meat.
  3. Do not overeat: Overeating will lead to weight gain and commonly, many people get heart attack after taking a big meal.
  4. Eat less salt: You should consume less amount of salt in your diet and do not eat more than one teaspoon of salt a day. Avoid any food item which contains high amounts of sodium. Salt is responsible for increasing blood pressure.
  5. Limit your intake of alcohol and caffeine: In case you suffer from atrial fibrillation, you should avoid caffeine and any other stimulant as they tend to trigger the symptoms. You must drink moderately as consuming more than one drink a day increases your risks of having heart problems.
  6. Choose meat wisely: You should avoid red meat, which contains large amount of saturated fats as these are not good for the heart. You should choose the leanest cuts of meats and trim all fat from it. You should opt for cuts such as flank, rump roast, tenderloin and sirloin. Pork tenderloin, chicken and turkey breast are other alternatives.
  7. Add fish to your diet: Fish is essential for improving your heart health. Try to avoid having deep fried fish and choose grilled fish or roasted fish, which are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids. Consume fishes like tuna, salmon, trout and sardines.

You should also add whole grains to your diet. They are effective in controlling blood sugar and lower the chances of diabetes. Hence, the risks of heart diseases are less if you do not have diabetes. Whole grains also help with weight loss, which is beneficial for the heart. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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I am 63 year old male and I have high blood pressure and constipation and swelling on knee I have a heart attack since 10 year ago what can I do? Please help me.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I am 63 year old male and I have high blood pressure and constipation and swelling on knee I have a heart attack sinc...
If you are taking medicines for high BP , most of medicines has constipation as a side effect . You have to be careful about diet and exercise. Do some yoga and simple walks. Do not eat food causing distention e g chick peas, raajma , beans etc.
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Hi, i'm 36 yrs old and having problem of enlarged heart. So my question is that is my problem curable, if yes then from where I should go for treatment and what is the best option to cure this problem of enlarged heart?

DM - Cardiology, MD - Medicine
Cardiologist, Gurgaon
Hi, i'm 36 yrs old and having problem of enlarged heart. So my question is that is my problem curable, if yes then fr...
The cause for your heart enlargement will be able to guide us on the treatment, future course and likely outcomes of your medical condition.
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Can a chronic anxiety cause heart problem or heart failure? I want to know the details pls to avoid it.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Can a chronic anxiety cause heart problem or heart failure? I want to know the details pls to avoid it.
Dear Lybrateuser, -Chronic anxiety can cause heart palpitations but not heart failure, the heart beat becomes faster & pounding leading to the phobia that something might happen to the heart -do not get worked up & fear a situation, before facing he same calm yourself by analyzing it & the way you will face it -do relaxation techniques, do meditation & deep breathing exercises in the morning for 10-15 min daily -do walking, jogging for 20 min, also do moderate weight lifting in the gym at least 2-3 times a week, play outdoor games ,all these will help you build body as well as your confidence -to relieve stress read, listen to music, follow a hobby, meet friends & family members talk to them -try to have a peaceful sleep for at least 7-8 hours at night -have a well balanced diet with more of fruits & vegetables, whole grains & 7-8 glasses of water for proper digestion -if not much relief consult your doctor for medication.
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I am 23 years old. I have some problems regarding heart beat. Heart beat skips for 2/3 beats and I feel some sort of suffocation at that time. Please solve my problem.

BHMS
Homeopath, Solan
I am 23 years old. I have some problems regarding heart beat. Heart beat skips for 2/3 beats  and I feel some sort of...
Take homeopathic remedy bryonia 1m 3 doses, digitalis 200* 15 days / bd. And hapdco tena cart heart tonic 10 drops twice a day. And daily do pranyam in fresh air.
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Sir mere papa KO high blood pressure hai, abhi unka blood pressure 156/100 hai. Pahle jab wo doctor KO dikhaye the, doctor ne unhe 'amlovas 5' medicine refer kiye the. 1 mahine 'amlovas 5' use karne ke baad blood pressure puri taraha se kam gaya tha, aur papa vi medicine khana chood diye the, phir jab BP nikla phir papa ne 'amlovas 2.5' uske baad 'amlovas 5' use kiye, abhi wo amlovas AT use kar rahe hain. Par BP kam nenhi raha hai. So sir please give your suggestions about 'what are the measure step he has to taken'

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Sir mere papa KO high blood pressure hai, abhi unka blood pressure 156/100 hai. Pahle jab wo doctor KO dikhaye the, d...
Hello Lybrate user according to ayurveda, Hypertension is referred to as Rakta Capa Vriddhi and it sees the vitiation of vata and pitta doshas as the main cause. Home Remedy- Mix 1 teaspoon of onion juice with an equal amount of honey. Take once a day for 1 week. Upon noticing improvement, continue for several more days. Treatment- 1-take sarpgandha vati twice a day. 2-yogendra ras. Akik bhasm works very good in case of hypertension. 3-Take pranacharya no tens capsule twice a day Diet-avoid salty diet. Oily food. Lower your stress. Do pranayama early morning.
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I am 27 years old I have acidity and gastric problem. Im nervous and depressive for last 2 years and I taking metaprolol 50mg for b. P. I have heart pain problem. 2d echo cardiogram was normal. What can I do for heart pain? is it muscular pain?

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
Kindly take carbo veg. - 30 / 5 drops in little water thrice a day for one week. Revert back after one week with feedback.
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I'm worried because several relatives in my family have had heart attacks. How can I tell if I'm at risk for heart disease? I haven't been sleeping well. Is that a cause for concern? I'm urinating more than usual. Should I be concerned? Tell me the answer.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I'm worried because several relatives in my family have had heart attacks. How can I tell if I'm at risk for heart di...
Genes do play a role in having a heart attack but aware people are able to reduce risk of getting one by taking care of other factors responsible for heat attacks like 1) stress 2) high cholesterol 3) smoking and exposure to pollution 4) no exercise schedule 5) sedentary lifestyle 6) diabetes with sugar not under control 7) higher levels of bad fats in bad and lower levels of good fats in blood 8) taking everything to heart. Now that you are aware of other factors which are responsible, I am sure taking care of these will reduce the risk of a heart attack despite genetics. Get blood tested for sugar, total lipid profile and get back here with reports. Do take care to reduce other factors like smoking & stress etc.
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I am 65 year old. diabetic since 1998. BP with medicine 140-160/ 58-75 and pulse 58-65. Thyroid TSH 7.85 (taking 100) Heart problem: Stunt inserted in year 2010 Sometimes feel tired and heaviness in chest on moving upstairs.

MD - Consultant Physician, Doctor of Medicine, MD
General Physician, Ahmedabad
I am 65 year old. diabetic since 1998. BP with medicine 140-160/ 58-75 and pulse 58-65. Thyroid TSH 7.85 (taking 100)...
Get 2c d echo done and if indicated get graded and monitored tmt test done. If positive you may require check angio in cath lab. Consult for more diet and nutritional programme. Aldd nitrates/sorbitrate in treatment in small dose in consultation. Diabetic and cardiac diet.
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Hypertension problem for last 6 month taking antihypertensive drugs and buprenorphine for last 4 years.

MD, Fellowship in Intergrative Medicine, MBBS
Integrated Medicine Specialist, Kochi
Hypertension problem for last 6 month taking antihypertensive drugs and buprenorphine for last 4 years.
Hypertension is a lifestyle disease which can be completely reversed without medications with just life style changes, certain nutritional supplements and dietary changes. Stop all dairy products Cut down animal products Go on a plant based diet Try to relax with yoga and meditation Take a consult for specific advice if you want to be off medicines for Hypertension.
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I am 60 years, been smoking since college. I have chest congestion and a bit of breathing problem. No stamina and run out of breath even when taking excitedly. Chest x ray is clean. I understand there is a way of cleaning lungs of nicotine. Please help.

MD - Consultant Physician
Cardiologist, Kolkata
I am 60 years, been smoking since college. I have chest congestion and a bit of breathing problem. No stamina and run...
You are in hot bed. Smoking causes 1. Chronic bronchitis resulting in asthma, copd, may turn into lung cancer, 2. Heart disease. 3. Cancer in mouth, gastric cancer. 4. Different types of bone disease, cerebro vascular disease what not. Stop it. If you love you family please stop it immediately.

I am 27 years old guy. I am suffering from short breath. I use to smoke but have stopped recently. I feel short breath when I am active and not while resting.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Hello Lybrate user according to Ayurveda breathing problems arises because of Kapha Dosha Vikriti Home Remedy- 1-Take ginger tea mixed with 2-3 crushed garlic cloves. 2-Massaging the chest with warm sesame oil mixed with salt helps to loosen the phlegm deposited in the chest, especially, when followed with steam inhalation. Treatement- 1-Take shwas kuthar ras twice a day. 2-pranacharya asthamin capsule 1-1 twice a day. 3-pranacharya shwas vikarasav 2-2 tsf twice a day. 4-put 1-1 drop of cow ghee in both nostrils at night time before sleep. 5-take hot water steam. Diet- avoid smoking. Alcohol consumption. Do pranayama early morning.
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I have thyroid and there are always boils on my back, ear or face my weight is stuck to 77 and hemoglobin is also low what should I do.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I have thyroid and there are always boils on my back, ear or face my weight is stuck to 77 and hemoglobin is also low...
Hello, Thanks for the query. It is not clear whether the communicator is male or female. Because hypothyroidism is more common in women. Having repeated boils is unlikely to be due to hypothyroidism. Where as weight not reducing can be a problem due to improperly controlled hypothyroidism. When on treatment TSH should be maintained between 3 to 4 mU/L, then only all the symptoms are likely to be controlled including weight. For repeated boils please get your blood glucose checked. Thanks.
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Hi, I am 28 years male, since 15 days I am feeling a pinching like pain near heart on every 5 or 15 minutes interval, and my left hand is paining from shoulder to elbow, I am feeling hungry and digestion is good, please suggest.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
Hi, I am 28 years male, since 15 days I am feeling a pinching like pain near heart on every 5 or 15 minutes interval,...
Are you obese? If not,then take 1 tsf of Hing ,1 tsf of lemon juice,1 tsf of ginger juice three times a day.Drink kokum juice and buttermilk to reduce the acidity.Take good sleep at night to avoid any stress.Follow for four days,otherwise need invs
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I am 48 year male residing in coimbatore my blood TGL level is 215 and other cholesterol levels are normal, what medication or treatment is required for bringing TGL to normal.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 48 year male residing in coimbatore my blood TGL level is 215 and other cholesterol levels are normal, what medi...
hi.. You can control cholesterol / hdl / ldl/t.g. and obesity by using following flax oil, omega-3 fatty meal or cap., take . green veg., whole grain foods, spicy foods, Use GARLIC in foods daily ,. Cod liver oil. Low sugar foods, low calories foods. Change own life style . do meditation,yoga, Go walk daily in morning and evening, do any one physically activity daily i.e. play any game., Avoid fast foods, oily foods, alcohol,smoking, fatty foods, non-veg., avoid stress, take plenty of water in day time. These are helful also reduced obesity. one important that is take 1 glass of water before bed at night. Because it protect from heart fail during sleep at night. you can take tab. atorvas 10 mg at night after meal. Welcome in lybrate.
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I am 55yr old male I am using tab amlace 5mg bpcontrol and diabcon-ds for sugar control when I penetrate within few seconds I ejaculate my wife get frustrated please help me my bp and sugar in control in morning I get hard erection.

DGO, MBBS
Sexologist,
Your bp and sugar are controlled. Premature ejaculation is very common and is usually not associated with any disease but may be due to anxiety. However it is sometimes associated with infection of male accessory glands, which is treatable. In case you want a prescription from me now then ask at private question.
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