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Dr. C. Rajanikanth

Cardiologist, Mumbai

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I met an accident on jan 15 and had chest injury. Causing haemothorex. I was admired in aiims trauma and icd was inserted. They released us on 20 the jan saying every thing is OK. But again I have pleural fluid in my chest on both right and left side. What to do now.

MBBS
General Physician,
I met an accident on jan 15 and had chest injury. Causing haemothorex. I was admired in aiims trauma and icd was inse...
This must be due to lung and pleural infection postoperatively. Due to which the collection fluid in the pleural cavity. You should consult your treating surgeon or physician. For the same.

Cholesterol: Good and Bad of It

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
Internal Medicine Specialist, 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 was attacked by dengue fever last oct, bt still I dint recover complete, feeling irregular hearts, sound allergy, breathing trouble n so on. I did master checkup n everything ok. Bt am nt ok. Dint get any solution till nw. Can you help me?

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Ayurveda, Sonipat
I was attacked by dengue fever last oct, bt still I dint recover complete, feeling irregular hearts, sound allergy, b...
Use as auto immuniser giloy ghan vati, tulsi ghan vati, amla juice chawanprash 2-3 month cap shilajit1-1 bd with milk.
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Can a person who has gone through a triple bypass surgery use a hot water bag if having persistent cough on chest? (phlegm+cold) Also if there is water retention in both legs, what can be done to solve this issue?

MBBS
General Physician,
Can a person who has gone through a triple bypass surgery use a hot water bag if having persistent cough on chest? (p...
Direct hot water bag in the chest should be avoided instead you can have hot fomentations. Have plenty of homemade freshly prepared lemon juice which is rich in vitamin c thereby increasing your body autoimmune system which prevent infection. Have warm saline gargle twice daily. Thatbwill take care of cogh and cold. Regarding swelling of keg there may be some kidney problem. For that you can consult nephrologists.
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Person suffering with high BP range between 120/80 to 140/90 will have any problems in his sex life after marriage.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Person suffering with high BP range between 120/80 to 140/90 will have any problems in his sex life after marriage.
High b. P. May be affects sexual life also. Avoid oily foods. Avoid salty foods. Control it. Do exercise and yoga. Go for walk. Avoid stress.
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Sir/mam my father is a sugar patient. Few days ago, my father had a low pressure and after that his blood pressure always remaining low. He feel very weakness. Can I give him juices of fruits for drink. Nd pls tell me what type of juice should I give him.

Diploma in Anesthesia, MBBS
General Physician, Hyderabad
Fruit or fruit juice that can be given to sugar patient is orange, pineapple. papaya, kalajamun , gauva etc., do not give packaged juices avilable in the superbazar
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My mother age is 48 and having diabetes for last 4 yrs. She takes medicine some time because she control her sugar level by healthy food but now her sugar is 200 for last 3 months. Please suggest some homemade remedy for her to control sugar and the most important is that she is having high blood pressure some time. Thanks.

MBBS, MD-General Medicine, DM - Cardiology
Cardiologist, Secunderabad
My mother age is 48 and having diabetes for last 4 yrs. She takes medicine some time because she control her sugar le...
Dear lybrate-user, you should start her diabetic and hypertensive medicines in consultation with physician. The long term consequence of uncontrolled diabetes and hypertension is too costly to take a risk of managing them with diet alone. Lifestyle measures such as diet, exercise and weight reduction are no doubt benifitial but they are not that effective compred to medicine. At best they are additive to medicines. Thank you.
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Weakening of Blood Vessels - Understanding the Types!

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, Fellowship in Vascular Surgery, Ted Rogers Fellowship
Vascular Surgeon, Delhi
Weakening of Blood Vessels - Understanding the Types!

What is Aortic aneurysm?
The heart is the most important muscle in your body, and its primary job is to pump the blood across. The aorta is the largest blood vessel of the human body and is used by the heart to push the blood along. The Aorta is also one of the strongest vessels, but in some cases, due to the wear and tear condition the walls can weaken and bulge in what is called an aortic aneurysm. This can cause a rupture of the vessels as a result of which, blood gets leaked into the body.

Types of Aortic aneurysm:
There are two known types of aortic aneurysms. One of which is located in the chest and is known as the thoracic aortic aneurysm, and the one which forms in the abdomen is called an abdominal aortic aneurysm.

Thoracic aortic aneurysm
There are many causes of the Thoracic aortic aneurysm. Genes play a significant role in increasing the chances. The other factors can include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, infections and blockages in the arteries. Sometimes a traumatic injury due to an accident can also lead to the condition. The biggest disadvantage of the disease is that the symptoms do not occur in the early stages and only in their chronic stages they appear. Some of the symptoms include chest or back pain, difficulty in breathing, shortness of a breath and persistent cough. Diagnosis can be made by an X-ray, CT scan, and ultrasound. Medications can help to an extent in relieving the pain and symptoms but however, in some extreme cases surgery is required. During the surgery, a synthetic tube replaces the damaged artery- as a result of which the blood gets channelled without any hindrances.

Abdominal aortic aneurysm
In the case of an abdominal aortic aneurysm, the aorta that passes through your abdomen gets damaged. As in the event of the Thoracic aortic aneurysm, there are no visible symptoms initially. Symptoms if they appear can include a deep back pain and persistent pain the side of the abdomen. Dizziness and weightlessness can also be other factors. Once again as in the case of the Thoracic aortic aneurysm, high blood pressure and cholesterol levels can be the risk factors. The problem also gets aggravated when the person is a frequent smoker and drinker. The diagnosis can happen through an X-ray, CT scan or an ultrasound. Once diagnosed, medications can heal the symptoms to an extent. Routine checkups are usually done to check the condition. In the cases where the bulge is bigger, surgeries are done to relieve the damaged part.

As with many cases, a good lifestyle change and healthy habits can keep many of the conditions in check. The same goes for an aortic aneurysm too. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor.

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Sir what is triglycerides. And what is effect in our body. I. And what is precaution we should take.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Sir what is triglycerides. And what is effect in our body. I. And what is precaution we should take.
TRIGLYCERIDES are fats carried in the BLOOD from the food we eat. Excess calories, alcohol, or sugar in the body are converted into TRIGLYCERIDES and stored in fat cells throughout the body. High triglycerides and cholesterol can cause atherosclerotic heart disease or narrowed coronary arteries in the heart can cause the symptoms of angina, when theheart muscle is not provided with enough oxygen to function. Decreased blood supply to the brain may be due to narrowed small arteries in the brain or because the larger carotidarteries in the neck may become blocked. This can result in a transient ischmic attack or stroke. Peripheral artery disease describes gradual narrowing of the arteries that supply the legs. During exercise , if the legs do not get enough blood supply, they can develop pain , called claudication . Other arteries in the body may also be affected by plaque buildup causing them to narrow, including the mesenteric arteries to the intestine and the renal arteries to the kidney. Change life style .do meditation,yoga, Go walk daily, do any one physically activity daily i.e.play any game., Avoid fast foods,oily foods,junk foods,alcohol,smoking,fatty foods, non-veg.,avoid stress,take plenty of water in day time. use flax oil, omega-3 fatty meal or cap., take .green veg., whole grain foods, Use GARLIC in foods daily ,. Cod liver oil. Take anti cholesterol medicines . one important that is take 1 glass of water before bed at night. Because it protact from heart fail during sleep at night.
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