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Dr. Ashok Punjabi  - Cardiologist, Mumbai

Dr. Ashok Punjabi

MD - General Medicine, DM - Cardiology

Cardiologist, Mumbai

21 Years Experience
Dr. Ashok Punjabi MD - General Medicine, DM - Cardiology Cardiologist, Mumbai
21 Years Experience
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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. Ashok Punjabi is one of the best Cardiologists in Mumbai, Mumbai. He has had many happy patients in his 21 years of journey as a Cardiologist. He is a MD - General Medicine, DM - Cardiology . You can consult Dr. Ashok Punjabi at Krishna Cardiac Care Center in Mumbai, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Ashok Punjabi on Lybrate.com.

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MD - General Medicine - Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Sion,Mumbai - 1996
DM - Cardiology - Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Sion,Mumbai - 1998
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Bombay Haematology Society
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Cardiology Society of India
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Bombay Ultrasound Society
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I have light discomfort on chest with light tightness and left shoulder pain. Left fingers also getting irritation .lightly breathing issue. What will be the problem sir.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I have light discomfort on chest with light tightness and left shoulder pain. Left fingers also getting irritation .l...
Dear lybrateuser, - Your problem could be due to muscular or other soft tissue disorder - also reduce your weight by dieting & exercise - give rest to the part, do not bend, lift weight or do exercise till pain subsides - do hot fomentation of the area three time a day - apply pain relief gel three times a day - if still not much relief then take an over the counter pain relief tab after meal.
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My moms age is 45 and she is having diabetes she is also suffering from cholesterol and also problem of blood pressure what should she do to control all this things?

MBBS
General Physician, Jaipur
My moms age is 45 and she is having diabetes she is also suffering from cholesterol and also problem of blood pressur...
Indian Diet Plan For Diabetes Food ItemAmountProtein (g)Calories (kcal) EARLY MORNING Fenugreek seeds with 1 cup of water––– Tea (without sugar)1 cup435 Marie Biscuits2156 Breakfast Stuffed methi/palak /lauki paratha2 small7200 Curd50 gm (1 cup)330 OR Egg white / Paneer Bhurji1 medium bowl6130 Plain roti (no oil)2 small3150 OR Vegetable poha/upama/oats/daliya1 soup bowl4.5230 MID MORNING Apple /guava/orange1–40 LUNCH Salad (10 mins before lunch)1 Medium bowl130 Capsicum + gobhi veg1 medium bowl185 Dal1 soup bowl6130 Phulka (no ghee)26175 EVENING Milk / green tea / herbal tea / lemon water1 cup235 Roasted chana + Muri1 cup585 DINNER Salad (10 mins before dinner)Phulka (no ghee24.5150 Lauki veg1 cup285 Curd1 cup330 LATE NIGHT Skim Milk (no sugar)1 glass4120 Total–49.51286 How is an Ideal Indian Diet Plan for Diabetes made? An Ideal 1200 Calorie Indian Diet Plan For Diabetes can be designed keeping in mind the person’s individual requirements and other medical conditions. Every person has different caloric requirement. The calorie requirement is based on various factors like age, sex, medical conditions, activity levels, metabolism etc. To lose weight in a healthy manner, calculate your BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate). This will help you understand the minimum calories your body requires in order to function properly. This sample 1200 Calorie Indian Diet Plan For Diabetes, will provide you with an idea of what an ideal 1200 Calorie Indian Diet Plan For Diabetes looks like. Although you must understand that this is just a generalized 1200 calorie Indian diet plan for diabetes, it may or may not suit your goal as there are chances your body requirements will be different. So do consult your dietician in person to know if you can use this 1200 Calorie Indian Diet Plan For Diabetes.
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Hi i am working professional, I am 32 years old male and have a chest pain for last 3 months. What should I do.

MD - Medicine, MBBS
Cardiologist, Panchkula
We need a detailed description of chest pain before any opinion can be given. What part of the chest is affected, if it has any relation to food or exertion. Do you get breathlessness or not is there swelling anywhere in the body and some other information like this is needed before a final conclusion can be made.
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My dad was hospitalized for having blood vomiting, they have given him blood. They told that he has very low bp 50/30. How bad is it? Please tell me what is the lowest bp?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
My dad was hospitalized for having blood vomiting, they have given him blood. They told that he has very low bp 50/30...
50/30 mm of hg its a very low bp. Due to blood loss bp get low. It can happens due to varicosity of esophageal vein. Or some time some other cause also. Where your dad is admitted follow there doctors advise properly.
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From many years my BP comes 90/130 and some times 85/135 and 40 also. I have anxiety problem from many years. Taking alprex. 25 mg sos. I should take BP medicine or not.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
From many years my BP comes 90/130 and some times 85/135 and 40 also. I have anxiety problem from many years. Taking ...
Dear . I suggest, your physician will be able to give you correct advise on behalf of your hypertension. From the point of physical safety, continuing with 5 mg or 10 mg hypertension medicine will not be harmful. Anxiety disorders are a category of mental disorders characterized by feelings of anxiety and fear, where anxiety is a worry about future events and fear is a reaction to current events. These feelings may cause physical symptoms, such as a racing heart and shakiness. There are a number of anxiety disorders: including generalized anxiety disorder, a specific phobia, social anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, agoraphobia, and panic disorder among others. While each has its own characteristics and symptoms, they all include symptoms of anxiety. I need to know more about your anxiety so that I will be able to diagnose it properly and provide you counseling and psychotherapy to overcome and manage your anxiety
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Sir, I am a diabetic and high blood pressure patients. How I control my sugar level and blood pressure? Pls give me some advice.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Udupi
Sir, I am a diabetic and high blood pressure patients. How I control my sugar level and blood pressure? Pls give me s...
Dear Lybrate User, *Practice yoga, breathing exercise, *Physical exercise also need as jogging, cycling. *Avoid stress. *Avoid maida related foods. *Drink plenty of fluid, water.
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Sir my age is 30 yrs. Last four days I hv light chest pain and feel heaviness just like it is pressed. Breathing and blood pressure normal.

Clinical Cardiology, MD - Consultant Physician
Cardiologist, Surat
Sir my age is 30 yrs. Last four days I hv light chest pain and feel heaviness just like it is pressed. Breathing and ...
Hi. Most common cause of such pain in your age group in stomach acidity. So you should try some cold milk or eno or any other acidity medicine. If no relief, then you should think of doing ecg and 2d echo tests. Take care.
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My wife appears to be pregnant. She had her last cycle on 30th September 2016. She feel little nausea and her BP has fallen down to 60/90. She did urine test through Prega News and one more strip and it came positive. Please guide how should we proceed and what steps should we take?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My wife appears to be pregnant. She had her last cycle on 30th September 2016. She feel little nausea and her BP has ...
I will suggest you to eat nutritious home made food with adequate fluid intake and take physical rest and Get your vital parameters of the body checked from a nearby doctor and follow up with findings.
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How to Prevent Heart Attack?

DM Cardiology
Cardiologist, Delhi
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Hi I am ravishankar 25 years old. For the past few months Iam getting some pain in chest. What should I do?

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
Hi I am ravishankar 25 years old. For the past few months Iam getting some pain in chest. What should I do?
Hello, CHEST PAIN in your case may be due to 1.acidity. 2. severe anxiety 3. muscular problem A. You can take Tablet Pantocid 40 mg (if no drug allergy) one tablet before food for 3 days B. Local application of Volini gel 1% twice a day for 2-3 day you should go for BP check along with Base line ECG and review with report I am giving you some health tips to avoid acidity 1.Take small frequent meal kindly take 5-6 small meal in whole day 2.Take 6-8 glass of water in a day 4. Moderate physical activity regularly 5.avoid excessive tea, coffee 6. Do Not postpone Breakfast consult Physician for Further Management
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My friend have died due to an attack. What made that happen? He don't drink or smoke and he was healthy too. What may be the reason?

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
My friend have died due to an attack. What made that happen? He don't drink or smoke and he was healthy too. What may...
Dear user. I can understand your emotions. Smoking or drinking are not the only causes of myocardial infraction (heart attack). A heart attack occurs when one or more of your coronary arteries become blocked. Over time, a coronary artery can narrow from the buildup of various substances, including cholesterol (atherosclerosis). This condition, known as coronary artery disease, causes most heart attacks. Some specific causes of sudden cardiac death in young people include: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). This is a disease in which the heart muscle (myocardium) becomes abnormally thick, making it harder for the heart to pump blood. Don't be so depressed about it. Convince yourself that anything can happen with anyone anytime. Take care.
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My chest x ray show: white colour at the bottom in half left side of x-ray, I have no physical problem for this, doctor tried to extract fluid by inserting syringe on lungs but not coming any fluid, CT SCAN Report: 1) there is significant thinking of visceral and partial layer of pleura of left side (max thickness are 1.5cm) with evidence of small fluid collection in left pleural space. 2) Homogeneous areas of consolidation without air bronchograms in subpleural region of lower lobe in left lung. 3) Periaortic lymphadenopathy. I have taken 4 month DOTS for TB as per doctors prescription but white part of left side is not removing from x-ray. Suggest medicine also for quick recover.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
My chest x ray show: white colour at the bottom in half left side of x-ray, I have no physical problem for this, doct...
I do not want to interfere in treatment but incidence of drug resistant TB is quite common in our country. I treat my patients by giving AKT4 for 2 months after doing Liver function tests (repeat after a month) AKT3 for 6 more months. I explain them to take liver friendly diet like it is given for Jaundice , lots of carbs + proteins like toned milk & milk products ,eggs but No heavy Non veg or other heavy foods. Total rest. No need to Isolate if it is Not an open case. Keep the person busy by teaching some crafts ,like knitting & embroidery for women but No exposure to kitchen heat/ sun. This is general rule for all , total cost comes to less than 1000/- yes one thousand only including tests. Why should a worker of my area travel to DOTS center? You have done the right thing for getting investigated and following the treatment so far. Talk to your doctors about your problem and do let us know.Lymph nodes in abdominal TB have also vanished after a month in one of our cases. In your case ,there is minimal fluid which does not need aspiration and removal,it will clear away and so will the other lymph nodes. After complete course of treatment for TB or during treatment ,some white shadows are seen ,may be these are healed patches but we have to go by totality 1) ESR coming down 2) no fever 3) appetite better 4) weight gain 5) improvement in general condition.
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My mom has high b. P issues. Can she take Revital H, or would it have any side effects?

MBBS, D.Card(PGDCC)
Cardiologist, Greater Noida
My mom has high b. P issues. Can she take Revital H, or would it have any side effects?
Dear, high bp patient can take multivitamin tablets. There is no apparent harm in it if you take it for a short period. Multivitamin tab should not be taken for a very long period without supervision of a doctor as it can accumulates in body & produce toxicity.
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I have chest tightness and upper abdomen pain and tightness. My body weight gone decreased completely .Taken endoscopy redness in esophagus and gastritis. Doctor prescribed me pantakind. Later one Lybrate doctor advise me to take pantocid, another doctor advise me to nexpro 40 mg tab. After taking nexpro some what chest tightness and upper abdomen pain become normal . Side effects of after taking nexpro After having breakfast ,getting liquid stool like diarrhea.

M B A(Hospital Management), Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital Administration, M D, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S)
Unani Specialist, Bangalore
I have chest tightness and upper abdomen pain and tightness. My body weight gone decreased completely .Taken endoscop...
For your problem you will have to avoid spicy and oily food. You take the following medicnes: 1. Jawarsh amla one tsp two times 2. Jawarish mastagi one tsp two times 3. Jawarish kamooni one tsp two times all the above medicines are available at hamdard outlet or any other unani medicines retailer.
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My father age is 60. His blood pressure so low its 90/60. what can I do this time? Please help me.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
GIVE HIM COFFEE, SALTY FOODS, MULTIVITAMIN FRUITS, FRUITS JUICE, AVOID STRESS, TAKE PLENTY WATER AT LEAST 8 GLASS OF WATER, FOR LOW B.P. TAKE FIBER FOODS, CHECKUP REGULAR B.P., CBC, ECG, LIPID PROFILE, LFT, KFT, BLOOD SUGAR, URINE R/M, AND CONSULT TO PHYSICIAN. WELCOME IN LYBRATE.
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Heart Failure - 5 Causes Of It!

MBBS, MD , DM Cardiology
Cardiologist, Bhopal
Heart Failure - 5 Causes Of It!

Heart failure occurs when the heart fails to pump blood around the body and organs for oxygen and nutrients. As blood moves through the heart and body at a slower rate, pressure in the heart increases. The chambers of the heart stretch to hold more blood to be able to pump through the body. This helps the blood to move but eventually the heart muscle walls weaken, unable to pump blood efficiently. The kidneys, in response cause the body, to retain fluids. The leakage of fluid in the tissues and the organs congests the heart, leading to heart failure.

Any of the following conditions can be responsible for weakening the heart and causing heart failure.

1. Coronary artery disease: this is a disease of the arteries supplying blood and oxygen to the heart that causes decreased blood flow to heart muscle. If the arteries get blocked or narrowed (due to the buildup of fatty deposits), the heart fails to get oxygen and nutrients, which may eventually lead to heart failure.

2. Heart attackif the artery becomes suddenly blocked or the plaques formed by fatty deposits rupture, it can lead to a heart attack. This happens due to the formation of a blood clot which may block blood flow to an area of heart muscle.

3. High blood pressure: high blood pressure puts an extra strain on the heart for it to work harder to circulate blood throughout the body. As a result, the heart muscle may become stiff or weak to effectively pump blood.

4. Heart muscle weaknessthis condition can have many causes including diseases, infections, drug and alcohol abuse. Genetic factors may also contribute to the weakening of heart muscles.

5. Other diseases: chronic diseases like diabetes, HIV, hyperthyroidism or a buildup of iron or protein can also lead to heart failure. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Cardiologist.

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I am 38 year old weight 110. Yesterday night during teaching to my 5 year old child a shouted a lot and after some time I felt uneasy for some time and some minor pain left side during breathing. I checked my my Blood pressure today afternoon it was 155/89 (although it was always normal in earlierdays) I doubt any heart related problem may be any signs of a heart attack, kindly guide me what to do now.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Cardiology, Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS - Physician )
Cardiologist, Delhi
I am 38 year old weight 110. Yesterday night during teaching to my 5 year old child a shouted a lot and after some ti...
Please get an ECG and Echo done. If they are normal get your BP checked 3-5 days to see if this was an erratic increase or if you really have BP and need treatment.
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How A High Salt Diet Increases Blood Pressure

B.H.Sc (Food Science & Nutrition), M.H.Sc (Food Science & Nutrition)
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
How A High Salt Diet Increases Blood Pressure

How a diet high in salt increases blood pressure:

  • The amount of salt you eat has a direct effect on your blood pressure.
  • Sodium plays a key role in balancing the levels of fluid in our bodies by signaling to the kidneys when to retain water and when to get rid of water. 
  • When we eat too much salt, our bloodstream has more sodium in it than the surrounding areas of our body. This causes the water in those areas to be pulled into our bloodstream. 
  • Thus salt makes your body hold on to water. If you eat too much salt, the extra water stored in your body raises your blood pressure. So, the more salt you eat, the higher your blood pressure.
  • A high-sodium diet can interfere with this delicate process and reduce kidney function. The result is less water removed from the body, which may lead to higher blood pressure. 
  • The higher your blood pressure, the greater the strain on your heart, arteries, kidneys. Overtime these extra strain can damage kidney an lead to kidney disease. 
  • As this reduces kidney's ability to filter toxic waste products out of the body which gradually start building up in the body leading to kidney failure. 
  • Also, eating too much salt may mean that blood pressure medicines (such as diuretics) don't work as well as they could.

So spice up your life with salt. But cautiously.

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