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I am 8 month pregnant and my 9 month is going to start. Please suggest should I have little bit desi ghee daily in my diet. Does by having desi ghee it cause Bp problem and breathing issue. Moreover can I have dry fruits in my diet now. Pls suggest what should we eat to have normal delivery?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Lucknow
I am 8 month pregnant and my 9 month is going to start. Please suggest should I have little bit desi ghee daily in my...
diet has nothing to do with normal delivery. your doctor will do internal check up to tell you whether you can go for normal delivery or not.even after that there can be any last minute complications which can hamper normal delivery.
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Options to Angioplasty - A Scientific Understanding!

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
Options to Angioplasty - A Scientific Understanding!

When a person suffers from the typical symptoms of heart weakness that includes breathlessness, weakness, sudden sweating, discomfort while doing minor exertions, chest pain, pain radiating along the arms, back, neck and shoulders and other symptoms, the Doctor will ask for investigations to study the heart.

The Heart is a muscular organ in the chest and like any other muscle in the body, it has its own unique blood vessel network that does the function of supplying nutrition to the heart muscles. Like any network, the Cardiac blood supply also begins with major vessels that branch off into minor and then very small blood vessels. It is these very small blood vessels that actually reach the muscle fiber to give nutrition.

When this is a problem with the free flowing blood to reach the muscle cells, the strength of the heart muscles reduces and the overall heart functioning is in trouble. Until now, it was commonly believed that cholesterol deposits make blockages in the blood vessels that cut off nutrition supply causing the heart to go into disease stage. Today, extensive research has proved that there are many reasons for hampered blood supply to heart muscles, and plaque formation (blockages caused by cholesterol deposits) need not be the reason for heart attacks entirely. Blood vessel disease called Atherosclerosis is the root cause.

In modern times, if the patient consults a cardiologist, the first line of investigation prescribed is the Angiography. This procedure requires the patient to be admitted to the hospital. Under anesthesia, the Doctor will make a cut/incision in a major blood vessel of the thigh joint or the arm. He will then insert a tube called catheter into the blood vessel and guide it through the major arteries till it reaches the important position from where the blood vessels that supply nutritious blood to the heart muscles is reached. At this position, a dye is pushed into the blood flow and a series of specialized X-rays are taken that will show the blood vessels.

In these images, it is the Doctor’s expertise that will identify positions where the blood flow is reduced, or disturbed. The dye has a short life span and is able to show flow dynamics only up to the secondary blood vessel network. The Doctor will determine which part of the heart blood vessels are affected based on these images, the length of the plaque, position and kind of blockage and derive the damage to heart, based on these anatomical visuals. The catheter is then removed; the blood vessel opening stemmed and the patient has to remain immobile in the hospital till the blood vessel improves. The Doctor will prescribe a list of medication that includes beta blockers, aspirins, statin and antibiotics.

Very often, if the Doctor decides, he will suggest the next procedure of Angioplasty immediately. This procedure involves pushing a mini wireframe tube called ‘stent’ or an inflatable balloon through the same catheter to the area of blockage. This balloon or stent is guided to the area of the blockage and mechanically expanded to push aside the plaque to help the blood flow resume. There are different kinds of balloon and stent procedures.

None of these procedures “removes” the blockage plaque. The procedure helps to resume blood flow in the major arteries only. 

No invasive therapy is safe and there is a lot of reports backed by Research Data from very reputed global authoritative organizations that highlight the unnecessary number of angio procedures being done as well as the side effects of these procedures within few months. (Many Stent Procedures Unnecessary” Heart Drugs Just as Good at Preventing Heart Attacks, Death in Some People, Study Shows By Charlene Laino: March 26, 2007 (New Orleans).

Can blockage affect a person after having angiography?

It is important for the patient and patient’s family to understand that the blockage formation process in the body does not reverse with an angioplasty or even a Bypass procedure. The patient suffers from the same kind of symptoms as earlier when new blockages form in different sections of the coronary network or very often, when a deposit / scar forms within the stent itself leading to hampered blood flow. This ‘reformation of blockages’ is referred to as restenosis. This is the greatest problem registered in current studies of patients after angio and bypass and this is seen within few weeks to after 10 to 14 months of the procedure.

The reformation of blockages or further formation of new sites with blockages depends on the individual patients health condition. Patients who are Diabetic, High BP, on certain kind of long term medication, obese, with bad lifestyle; all have the additional threat of secondary attacks.

Restenosis cannot be prevented with another stent or bypass procedure. The procedure only once again’ mechanically opens the blockage or in CABG, creates a bypass around the blocked blood vessel.

How can restenosis be prevented?

The only and best way to avoid restenosis is to make major changes in diet, exercise, weight management, stress management. It is also very important to be under the right kind of medication that will support the natural process done by the Liver and blood to reduce and wash out inflammation (that causes maximum problems in natural blood flow), repair blood vessels, reduce and remove existing blockages and scar tissue within blood vessels, add strength to the heart muscles.

Ayurveda has many proved medication combinations that include Arjuna (improves Heart muscle condition) Draksha (powerful anti-oxidant and liver repair) Dadimba (Pomegranate is known to participate in repair of blood vessels and rebuild damaged vessels called Angiogenesis), Ashwagandha (Cardio-protective) and Colostrum (powerful immunity modulator, participate in muscular and nerve repair, Angiogenesis Growth Factor, Endothelial growth Factor, Nerve growth factor, PDGF, natural Vitamins and Minerals).

These treatments are now available in select Ayurvedic treatment centres and are also being proved with clinical pre and post investigations to support their success.

These new studies and treatments options should be searched out by the patient and his/her family to understand the reason of blockages, the possible need and safety of invasive procedures, the option to medicine based treatments before undertaking any invasive procedure. Remember, it is scientific research that has clearly proclaimed that less than 30 -20% of all the angio’s performed are necessary or have lasting effect on their own.

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My age is 34 years and I am having high triglycerine level how can it will be controlled my weight is 87 kgs I have smoking and drinking habit.

M.B.B.S. , PG Diploma In Clinical Cardiology
Cardiologist, Delhi
My age is 34 years and I am having high triglycerine level how can it will be controlled my weight is 87 kgs I have s...
Stop smoking and drinking. Drink lots of water Exercise daily for 45 minutes a day Walk for 30 minutes a day at a speed of atleast 5.1 km/hr. Add fibres to diet Ghee ,butter should be avoided instead opt for olive oil and rice bran oil Thank you!

I am suffering from indigestion problem. After eating any food, I feel burning in my throat and chest. After eating food I used to take antacid, but I can not recover. Please tell me what should I do.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Gurgaon
I am suffering from indigestion problem. After eating any food, I feel burning in my throat and chest. After eating f...
It may be due to slow peristalsis, Food allergies or minimal Intestinal obstruction due to some infection/infestation/Inflammation, You may send me more information about your problem for better diagnosis Until then you can take Homeopathic Treatment. If you have Faith in Homeopathy, You can use following Homeopathic Medicines: (1) Kalmegh Q (2) Chelidonium Q Avoid fat fried food, take small meals at short intervals, preferably early breakfast and light dinner. Performing Kapalbhati Pranayama and Bhastrika Pranayama with Neoli-Kriya in mornings after passing stools will certainly help you until it is cured.
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I started my gym 2 days ago. I am having body pain. Its too painful. What should I do to get rid of pain. My chest, hands, abs all are paining. What should I do?

MNAMS (CTVS), DNB (Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery), MS, MBBS
Cardiologist, Guwahati
I started my gym 2 days ago. I am having body pain. Its too painful. What should I do to get rid of pain. My chest, h...
Do it properly. Consult the gym instructor for a proper routine. Little bit of pain initially may be there.
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I'm 33 old unmarried man, I always thinking about health. I feel like I'll get heart attack. I have done all tests all r normal. I know I'm ok but my conscious mind is not agree for this. I'm doing yoga n all but not use. And now days my heart is palpitating fast after wake up only. Taking clonotril 0.5 mg at night. I need treatment without medication. How to I convince my subconscious mind I'm perfectly all right should I go for hypnosis therapy? Please help.

MBBS
General Physician, Kolkata
I'm 33 old unmarried man, I always thinking about health. I feel like I'll get heart attack. I have done all tests al...
Hi Lybrate user, It seems that you are sufferring from anxiety disorder with hypochondriasis. That means excessive preoccupation with own health. When minor illness seems very big. You have to take antianxiety antidepressant medications such as SSRI selective seretonin reuptake inhibitor. Side by side you have to do yoga. Pranayam.meditation regularly. Focus on positive sides of your life. Delete negative thoughts. It is very much normal to have physical illness. But do not let it rule over you. Afterall none of us will escape alive at the end! so enjoy the moments. Take supportive medicines.
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I have suffered a brain stroke and face b12 deficiency what medication and precaution should I take?

MD - Medicine, MBBS
Cardiologist, Panchkula
For stroke keep your BP Lipids and sugar under control. Regular exercise is a must. For vit B12 def. Supplements of B12 can be taken.
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My mother is 58 years old. What blood tests are important for her. She has mild bp. Else she is healthy. Eats well, does yoga, gardening and regular morning walks too.

MD - Homeopathy, Certificate in Food and Nutrition, BHMS, Diploma In Yoga
Homeopath, Indore
My mother is 58 years old. What blood tests are important for her. She has mild bp. Else she is healthy. Eats well, d...
Blood pressure varies, depending on body position, breathing rhythm, stress level, physical condition, medications you take, what you eat and drink, and time of day. With diet management, homeopathic medicines along with proper guidance low bp can be balanced. And her yoga, morning walk and gardening is also good for her. For further enquiry contact me.
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M vijay sood age 64years suffering frm enlargement of my heart and having breathing problem since last about 3 yrs. Pl advise than n Rgrds.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
M vijay sood age 64years suffering frm enlargement of my heart and having breathing problem since last about 3 yrs. P...
You must get checked for cardiac disease , this could be just a finding on chest X ray , it may not be a heart disease.breathing problem can be due to lung disease. get ECG , Cardiac Echo , Stress test done , get back here for more guidance from one of us , would love to help you as much can be done through this forum.
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My father (age 79 ) has recently undergone bypass heart surgery. A day before heart surgery, as he was complaining of blooding in stool, he was made to undergo colonoscopy and it was found that some polyps were there which needed to be removed. Some hemorrhoids (internal) were also found. Polyps were removed after polypectomy and bypass surgery was performed on the following day. However blooding in stool continued. Another colonoscopy has done to see the site of polypectomy. It was observed that there was no sign of blooding from that area and yellow stool was visible. They concluded that blooding was mainly due to internal hemorrhoids found in anus. Doctors have started treatment for the same by prescribing stool softener, laxitos, tablets and fiber supplements. However, HB level has reduced drastically, to 9.4 . Should we give him something for increasing the HB level. What is prescribed in this case.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
My father (age 79 ) has recently undergone bypass heart surgery. A day before heart surgery, as he was complaining of...
Blood thinners are given during bypass surgery & reason of bleeding is not polyps which have been removed but the scar left is raw, it will take time to heal. One cannot stop blood thinners for few days after surgery, or may be later some people do take them for entire life. Do consult your surgeon who removed polyps, there are certain enzyme preparations which help in early healing of both wounds- heart and the site of polyps. To boost hb, give iron tonics, lots of proteins like toned milk, vitamin c & fresh oxygen which give stengths to blood vessels to heal faster. Continue with other medicines for food pipe.
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I am 29 yrs old male I am suffering from high cholesterol level what should I do?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 29 yrs old male I am suffering from high cholesterol level what should I do?
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 . Cap. Ecosprin gold-10 at night daily. one important that is take 1 glass of water before bed at night. Because it protect from heart fail during sleep at night.
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My BP reaches to 130/86 & pulse 89, I am suffering from multiple Sclerosis, do I've to take hypertension medicine, my mom had diabetes as well as hypertension.

MBBS, MD - Medicine, DM - Cardiology, Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology
Cardiologist, Delhi
My BP reaches to 130/86 & pulse 89, I am suffering from multiple Sclerosis, do I've to take hypertension medicine, my...
No medication for blood pressure below 140/90, decrease salt intake in your diet to decrease future chances of high blood pressure.
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How can I put up weight. I am very thin and my b. P is always low. Please help me.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
How can I put up weight. I am very thin and my b. P is always low. Please help me.
You should eat protein-rich diet, exercise daily for at least half an hour and get your hb done and revert .
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I am 21 years old female. Am experiencing palpitations and chest pain its been long since I really even fall asleep in the night. Also because of this my diet is gone really bad I barely feel like eating.I face a lot of acids and gas issues could you please suggest me something for my palpitations.

MBBS, PG Diploma In Clinical Cosmetology (PGDCC)
Cardiologist, Purba
I am 21 years old female. Am experiencing palpitations and chest pain its been long since I really even fall asleep i...
It most likely due to anxiety take etizola beta after breakfast and you may need a help from psychiatrist.
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C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Low cholesterol linked to anxiety, depression, suicide, hemorrhagic stroke and cancers

People with very low cholesterol levels are at increased risk of developing stomach cancer, according to a study published in the International Journal of Cancer.

The study involved 2,600 residents of Hisayama, Japan, who were followed for 14 years. Gastric cancers developed in 97 subjects. After accounting for age and gender, stomach cancer rates rose significantly with descending cholesterol level. For example, among subjects with the highest cholesterol levels, the gastric cancer rate was the equivalent of 2.1 cases per 1000 persons per year; among those with the lowest cholesterol, the rate was 3.9 per 1000 persons per year.

Patients with low serum cholesterol should consider periodic gastrointestinal examination for the prevention of stomach cancer.

Low cholesterol has been earlier linked to depression, anxiety and suicide in both men and women. Another earlier report has also shown that people with cholesterol level below 180 had twice the risk of brain hemorrhage as compared to those with cholesterol levels of 230.

I am a 24 years old male. But my chest is bigger than other people and I have a chest pain. Other parts of my body are normally fit. What should I do?

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
I am a 24 years old male. But my chest is bigger than other people and I have a chest pain. Other parts of my body ar...
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 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 kindly consult chest physician for further management
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I am 40 year male. Today I got checked my cholestrol and blood sugar level. My fasting sugar is 123 total cholestrol 204 and ldl 288. I have taken avas 10 for one year and my cholestrol level was right. Now from last six months I am not taking any medicine for cholestrol. Sugar checkup is first time. Ours is history of diabitis and high bp and cholestrol. What to do now. My height is 5feet 9 inch and wt. Is 88 kg.

General Physician (AM)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Chandigarh
Try eatng lots of garlic. If u cant have it get it homeopathically allium sativum,(biochemic) nat phos. Avoid all types of fats and red meat. Treatment is available, safe and without side effects in biochemic system of medication. For diabetes (homeo) gymnema sylvestre. Requires detailed questioning so as to ascertain your personality and to treat you symptomatically. Treatment is available, safe and without side effects in biochemic system of medication. Consult me in private.
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I am having enlarged chest. I feel embarrassing when I want to remove my shirt in public. I want to get rid of the problem. Can you suggest the cost of surgery.

M Ch. Plastic Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Durg
I am having enlarged chest. I feel embarrassing when I want to remove my shirt in public. I want to get rid of the pr...
Gynecomastia can be due to many reasons - drug intake, endocrinal (hormonal) problems, metabolic causes or pubertal gynecomastia. Here there is enlargement of breast due to fatty or glandular component of breast. Get serum testosterone, prolactin and thyroid profile done. Medicines can correct gynecomastia only in cases of hormonal problems otherwise they are not effective. Surgical correction of gynecomastia can be done by liposuction and sos gland incision. It's a safe and near scarless procedure. Consult a plastic surgeon for that. It costs between 30 to 40000.
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