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Dr. Alok Surendralal Shah

Cardiologist, Mumbai

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Dr. Alok Surendralal Shah is a renowned Cardiologist in Borivali West, Mumbai. You can meet Dr. Alok Surendralal Shah personally at Dr Alok Shahs I C C U & Nursing Home Heart Clinic in Borivali West, Mumbai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Alok Surendralal Shah on Lybrate.com.

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I an suffering from headache for last 5 days and I also suffered from the pain of heart. Can you suggest what should be done?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I an suffering from headache for last 5 days and I also suffered from the pain of heart. Can you suggest what should ...
1. Take one tablet of crocin advance as and when required after food up to a maximum of 3 tablets daily, 2. Drink plenty of water 3. Take adequate rest 4. Avoid anxiety and stress.
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Dear sir or madam I'm suffering from low bp .so what can I do ? Pls give me reply thanking you.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
Please wake up early in the morning and go for morning walk do regular pranayam and yoga take sy arjunarishta 10 ml twice a day.
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I am 20 year old male and I am suffering from hypertension since last two years so tell me what should I do.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
I am 20 year old male and I am suffering from hypertension since last two years so tell me what should I do.
Dear, To control & maintan BP normal these are best methods to follow:.• Do physical exercise like jogging, running or brisk walk for atleast 20-30 minutes. • Maintain your cholesterol level to normal & eat least amount of butter, cream or fatty things. • Eat less amount of pickle, salt and fast food as they contain high sodium levels. • Avoid drinking alcohol and smoking. • Take less amount of caffine containing coffee, tea or cold drinks because caffine causes increase BP. • Drink 8 to 10 glass of water daily • Take 6 to 8 hrs of sleep daily. Do not take too much stress. • Do long breathing pranayams (Anulom- Vilom, Bhramari) daily for 10 - 15 minutes. It will reduce your stress level in your body. • Eat healthy diet such as green leafy vegetables, fruits. • Take 5 ml of GULAB Jal added in a glass of water daily once a day.
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My father got heart attack a couple of months ago. There were 100% blockage of one artery. He is suffering from diabetes too. After operation he is now well but still weak. So is there any way to overcome weakness and gain some weight coz he is lean now because of all happened. please suggest me some precautions, cures or any advice that can make him live longer. Is there any chance of happening this attack again? He is 49.

PhD, Human Energy Fields, Diploma in PIP, EFI, Aura scanning for Health evaluation; Energy field assessment, Fellowship Cardiac Rehabilitation, Cardiac Rehabilitation, MD (Ayur - Mind Body Med), Mind Body Medicine
Non-Invasive Conservative Cardiac Care Specialist, Pune
My father got heart attack a couple of months ago. There were 100% blockage of one artery. He is suffering from diabe...
Please see healthsolutions dot net dot in We are treating such patients with ayurveda and know it will help him,
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Risk Factors Behind High Blood Pressure!

MBBS, MD , DM Cardiology
Cardiologist, Bhopal
Risk Factors Behind High Blood Pressure!

The heart is a muscular organ that pumps blood to the entire body through a network of arteries and veins. This network contains big vessels which branch out further to supply blood to the distant organs. There is, therefore, some pressure that the heart and thereby the vessels need to exert to push the blood through these vessels. This is known as blood pressure, and normal pressure levels range from 90-140(systolic)/60-90(diastolic) mm of Hg. However, due to various reasons, this pressure could be more, which is one of the first signs of heart disease. 

Causes of increased blood pressure: 

  1. Thickening of the blood vessels. With age, the elastic blood vessels naturally turn rigid and less elastic, so there is more pressure required to push blood. It is natural for people over 55 years of age to have higher readings of blood pressure. This is known as primary hypertension (HTN) 
  2. Narrowed blood vessels. This happens due to cholesterol accumulation along the walls of the blood vessels. Faulty dietary habits along with sedentary lifestyle have increased the incidence of hypertension due to this condition, known as atherosclerosis. Critical atherosclerotic narrowing of renal arteries lead to renovascular HTN that is one of the commonest of secondary HTN. 

Other Causes of secondary hypertension are: 

  1. Kidney problems 
  2. Thyroid hormone disorders 
  3. Congenital heart defects 
  4. Chronic alcohol abuse 
  5. Adrenal gland tumours 
  6. Chronic use of medications like birth control pills, pain killers, etc. 

Unidentified and uncontrolled hypertension can be silent and can lead to more severe conditions like heart attack and stroke. India is fast becoming the new hypertension capital of the world. Some of the common risk factors are: 

  1. Age 
  2. Family history 
  3. Being obese or overweight 
  4. Sedentary lifestyle 
  5. Smoking 
  6. Alcohol consumption 
  7. Excessive salt intake 
  8. Stress levels 
  9. Ethnic background 

Symptoms: 

  1. Hypertension can go undetected for years together, but if there are risk factors like diabetes and high cholesterol, it is advisable to periodically monitor blood pressure. 
  2. Headaches, nosebleeds, and shortness of breath should not be ignored. These can be the first warning signs of hypertension, and if detected early, preventive measures can be taken. 
  3. If there are co-morbid risk factors, it is advisable to constantly keep a check on BP readings. 

Management: 

This includes a combination of diet and lifestyle modifications. 

  1. Quit smoking and alcohol: Of the many wonders quitting smoking can do, reducing BP readings is just one. The improvement would be almost instantaneous. Quit or else reduce alcohol and see dramatic improvements. 
  2. Weight management: Through a combination of diet and exercise, ensure that weight is brought under control. Set a target BMI (Below 26 kg/m2) and work towards it religiously. 
  3. Diet: Reduce salt, increase potassium, increase vitamin D, eat a heart-healthy diet, and see the hypertension readings improve. 

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Hello, My name is gursharn. I am 27 years old male. I am having dizziness, belching, indigestion, feeling like stomach is full from a 13 days. What may be the reason behind this. My cholesterol is 168 and haemoglobin 12.8 Thanks.

Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
General Physician, Thane
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My name is gursharn. I am 27 years old male. I am having dizziness, belching, indigestion, feeling like stomac...
Hello lybrate-user. 1. Don’t consume spicy food. 2. Eat more fruits and vegetables. 3. Eat small, regular meals. 4. Consume your last meal at least a few hours before sleeping. 5. Avoid medications like NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) and steroids. 6. Reduce stress. 7. Avoid smoking and alcohol.
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What are the food items which should be taken to reduce bad cholesterol from the body.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
What are the food items which should be taken to reduce bad cholesterol from the body.
Dear, these are methods and instructions to reduce bad cholesterol in body: * avoid butter, ghee & cream in your diet. * eat five leaves of kari patta and five leaves of neem once in a day. * avoid non veg food because it contain high fat content. * do not eat fast food and avoid cold drink. * do running and jogging daily for 15 minutes. Start with 5 minutes then increase time period slowly. Do morning and evening walk daily. * do not drink alcohol it harmful to your liver and disturb your metabolism causes increase in cholesterol. * add kali mirch (black pepper) in your breakfast. * drink 6 to 7 glass of water daily. * take sound sleep in night of 6 to 7 hrs. Do not take stress.
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I am always feeling pain in chest at right side whenever I am in hurry. What should I do for it.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
General Physician,
I am always feeling pain in chest at right side whenever I am in hurry. What should I do for it.
You should be check first ecg and if it is normal then you stop excessive tea, chilly food, salty, spicy, etc some time indigestion may couses gases and so right sided chest pain occur.

My ECG has following 3 diagnosis: 1) Sinus Arrhythmia 2) Lateral Myocardial Infarction (1, aVL) 3) Low Voltage (Chest Leads) What are these? Can you please explain.

PhD, Human Energy Fields, Diploma in PIP, EFI, Aura scanning for Health evaluation; Energy field assessment, Fellowship Cardiac Rehabilitation, Cardiac Rehabilitation, MD (Ayur - Mind Body Med), Mind Body Medicine
Non-Invasive Conservative Cardiac Care Specialist, Pune
My ECG has following 3 diagnosis: 1) Sinus Arrhythmia 2) Lateral Myocardial Infarction (1, aVL) 3) Low Voltage (Chest...
Dear lybrate-user. These indicate that different part and functions of your heart change with your mind set a lot and have begun to form a weakness. You need to take precautionary measures and treatment. The language is technical, so can be very alarming. But yes, you need to take care. Ayurvedic Suved and Reimmugen will give you the support. Some other medications may be required depending on other health parameters. Take care.
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How can I loose fat from my body and become fit. I think cholesterol is increased in my body. Please help.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
How can I loose fat from my body and become fit. I think cholesterol is increased in my body. Please help.
For control high cholesterol eat whole grain foods, green veg., juice, plenty of water at least 8 glass of water in a day. Avoid high cholesterol foods, oily, fatty, junk, fast foods, foods from out sided, Go for walk daily, do yoga, cycling, any good exercise, avoid stress, try to take good sleep at night. Checkup your body by blood tests and physical examination at regular time.
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I have low bp n hemoglobin is also 8.7 I have also migraine problem? My age is 26. Pls give suggestion n pls tell what medicine I have to take to cure all?

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Hemoglobin of 8.7 in a male suggests anemia. Consult a physician to rule out causes of anemia before you start any treatment. Migraine is common in your age group but is more common in females than males. Treatment includes - medicines to control acute attacks of headache - treatment for prevention of future attacks - treatment of associated symptoms of anxiety, stress, calcium deficiency, sleep problems etc treatments are decided after a thorough history of complaints. Consult online for further queries and assistance take care.
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My bp is normal with medicine. Sugar fasting and ppbs are normal with insulin 30 day time and 25 night time with glizid 80 mg daily once orally. Creatinine level gone up from 2-5 to 2-8 after glizis was added. Is this increase of creatinine 2.8 due to glizid. I am on KETOCHECK 3 TIMES SINCE FEB/16. I was given angioplasty at one place in Jan/16 and radiologically ok and stable.

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
My bp is normal with medicine. Sugar fasting and ppbs are normal with insulin 30 day time and 25 night time with gliz...
Dear sir Mostly your diabetes has affected kidneys. Consult your physician. This can be brought to normal with integrated allopathic + Ayurvedic medicines Vm.
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I am Ramlal, male, 51 years old and have some pressure problem. Sometimes it is 140/80. Can I consume Milk and egg every day. If the answer is no then what type of food will I eat?

MBBS, Fellowship From the College of General Practioners
General Physician, Mumbai
I am Ramlal, male, 51 years old and have some pressure problem. Sometimes it is 140/80. Can I consume Milk and egg ev...
If you are used to having milk & egg every day without having any digestive problems, then go ahead and have it. They are good for your health. A bp of 104/80 (occasionally) is not alarming for a 51 years old like you. Try meditation, 30 mins daily & get your bp checked in the evenings, once in a month. If it is bothering you. Or else, you are fine & be relaxed!
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I have small 0.5-1 cm cyst in my left hand at biceps triceps and one just above elbow one at fore hand. From last few month I am having chest pain in side. Weather these are the location of lymph node I consulted from a homeopath he has give me R-17 Dr. Reckeweg medicine. Should I have go for full diagnosis.

PGP In Diabetologist, Fellowship in non-invasive Cardiology, MD - Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Delhi
I have small 0.5-1 cm cyst in my left hand at biceps triceps and one just above elbow one at fore hand. From last few...
yes, definitely you must get it assessed by fnac( fine needle aspiration). it may be benign cyst , but there is no harm in check up.
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Symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder, is it related to high blood pressure. Please explain.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder, is it related to high blood pressure.
Please explain.
Only a doctor can diagnose whether or not your high blood pressure is caused by anxiety or by a more serious health condition. Age, weight, gender, and family history all play a role. High blood pressure is rarely the only symptom of anxiety. Anxiety doesn't cause long-term high blood pressure (hypertension). But episodes of anxiety can cause dramatic, temporary spikes in your blood pressure. If those temporary spikes occur frequently, such as every day, they can cause damage to your blood vessels, heart and kidneys, as can chronic high blood pressure. In addition, when you have anxiety you're more likely to resort to other unhealthy habits that can increase your blood pressure, such as: smoking drinking alcoholic beverages overeating.
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Dear Sir, Some one refer use coconut oil for food and cooking does it helps to reduce weight. Its true or not. And it helps for sugar patient and high blood pressure patients.

fellowship in diabetes, Professional Training in Mind Body Medicine, MS, MBBS
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Ahmedabad
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Some one refer use coconut oil for food and cooking does it helps to reduce weight. Its true or not. And it...
Use of coconut oil is certainly good for fat loss in many people. But making such single change in your diet is not the effective way to tackling weight issue. Most people who are fat are made to feel that it is because you lack will power, you are lethargic and a weak person. But that is definitely not true. It is your your hormones which have made you fat and keeping you fat. Unless we make correct diagnosis and and create a diet and lifestyle plan to correct that hormonal abnormalities you will not be able to lose weight for long term. Avoid all junk food and all sweet food. Low fat diet does not work for majority of people. Eat wholesome nutritious food full of fibers, good quality fat like ghee and coconut etc. Don't focus on calories but on nutritional density and diversity. Simultaneously working on exercise and diet will surely help. Best rate to lose weight is 1/2 kg per week. If that happens, it is least likely to go high again in future. You do not have to do rigorous exercise to lose weight but start with something small. Let us say 8 minute workout. Pick one which you like and can do. Trying to lose weight in very short time will need some form of crash diet. Even if you lose weight doing this kind of crash diet, you will get it all back within no time and all the gain will be mainly fat. Not good for your health. Be gentle and patient with yourself. Demonstrate commitment in your persistent efforts. Make comprehensive change in diet, exercise, sleep and stress in your routine. This is called lifestyle medicine. If you can not do it on your own, find some lifestyle medicine expert who can help you in this over extended period of time.
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Exercise

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Exercise
Regular exercise increases good cholesterol hdl levels.
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I am Rohit. 20 years old. I have a chest pain since 1 month. I think it is due to smoking. Give me advice's to get rid of this smoking.

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Vijayawada
I am Rohit. 20 years old. I have a chest pain since 1 month. I think it is due to smoking. Give me advice's to get ri...
Hi lybrate-user, good on your part that you have realized harmful effects of smoking tobacco. I advice homeo medicine for antidote and deaddiction of same - take daphne indica q 60 ml from homeo stores. Take 10 drops of medicine in 1/2 cup of water three times a day. You should be better. Note - complete total course.
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I am getting several chest pains from past few months and I don't know why Pain is in between my lungs just besides heart I don't know what it is.

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
I am getting several chest pains from past few months and I don't know why 
Pain is in between my lungs just besides ...
take aciloc 150 mg 2 times a day for 2 weeks. do ecg, x ray chest pa . inform report. consult physician.
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