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Dr. Merchant Shahid

Cardiologist, Mumbai

1250 at clinic
Dr. Merchant Shahid Cardiologist, Mumbai
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Cystic Fibrosis: All You Need to Know

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Cystic Fibrosis: All You Need to Know

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic condition, which primarily affects the lungs and persistence of this condition might lead to severe breathing problems and loss of lung function. If you have inherited two copies of the defective gene from your parents, you are likely to suffer from this disease. Cystic Fibrosis causes a buildup of thick mucus in your lungs and affects other organs such as the kidneys, pancreas and the intestines in your body.

It isn't very uncommon as one out of fifty people in Asia is a carrier of this disease. The disease gets its name from the cysts formed in the pancreas of the sufferer. However, this disease can be detected by testing the quantity of salt present in your sweat. Prenatal testing for Fibrosis is another method to test if your newborn is likely to contract a lung infection.

Complications faced due to cystic fibrosis include:

  1. Serious sinus infections
  2. Serious damage in lungs due to inflammation and incessant infection
  3. Malnutrition
  4. Complication in breaking down protein
  5. Respiratory tract contamination

If you observe one or more of the following symptoms, you might be suffering from Cystic Fibrosis:

  1. Salty-tasting skin
  2. Bowel obstruction caused due to meconium ileus (obstruction of the bowels)
  3. Mucus amiss in your alveoli
  4. Persistent coughing with phlegm discharge
  5. Shortness of breath while engaging in a physical task
  6. Stunted or measly growth despite healthy lifestyle habits
  7. Infertility in males

If you're suffering from cystic fibrosis, there isn't any particular treatment which is recommended due to the varying degrees of it found in people. However, consultation with a medical practitioner and an individualised treatment plan can help you minimise the risks and lead a better life.

Some therapies you can opt for are:

  • Airway clearance: This therapy helps sift the thick layer of mucus around your organs. Some people have also chosen to use the inflatable vest which vibrates around your chest, thereby, thinning and loosening the layer of mucus.
  • Inhaled medicines: Another breakthrough in the field of respiratory medicine, this method requires the patient to sniff a liquid consisting of mist, which is inhaled with the aid of a nebuliser. This method is known to be beneficial for opening airways.
  • Pancreatic enzyme supplements: Along with multivitamins, these specially designed supplements are known to cater to your pancreas with the much-needed nutrients and they need to be consumed with every meal. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a pulmonologist.
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What are the symptoms of TB. Im suffering from cough and chest pain from past 2 weeks and all reports are normal. What should I do?

MD, MBBS
Pulmonologist, Delhi
What are the symptoms of TB. Im suffering from cough and chest pain from past 2 weeks and all reports are normal. Wha...
Cough and chest pain may be symptoms of tb and even seen in many other disease. There are some advance test which you need to undergo to confirm or rule out tuberculosis and even other disease for which you should consult a specialist.
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Hello, I am 43 years old, recently I found in my reports that I have LDL Cholesterol 145. Pls suggest how to control and reduce it.

BHMS
Homeopath,
Hello, I am 43 years old, recently I found in my reports that I have LDL Cholesterol 145. Pls suggest how to control ...
Dear Lybrate User, Cholesterol is naturally produced inside the body of every living animal. Human beings are no exception to that. But when we take mutton, chicken, yellow part of a boiled egg, ghee, butter etc we intake cholesterol from external source. This extra cholesterol from external sources increase the total cholesterol content of human body. You should always keep your cholesterol level within normal limits as high cholesterol serves as a precursor to various cardiac diseases. Avoid the aforesaid food. Walk at least 1 hour in a day without any interval. Also you can take Homoeopathic Mother Tincture FUCUS VESICULOSUS Q, 30 drops, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water.
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I am a 24 year old female. I have hypertension problems. I feel anxious, sad all the time. I am not able to sleep properly.

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
I am a 24 year old female. I have hypertension problems. I feel anxious, sad all the time. I am not able to sleep pro...
You are very young with your whole life ahead. Make friends, go visit social gatherings, start a good hobby that will help you meet new people and mix with others who have same interests like yourself. Doing some exercise, even walking, will help in removing the body toxins that cause fatigue and depression. If you are able to, join some sport of your choice. Try to make it group activity. In ayurved, un-necessary Vaata cases depression and also disturbs BP. Please try this. Take castor oil (abut 35 to 50 ml). It will flush your stomach and reduce the Vaata burden in the whole body. Take care that you do not get dehydrated when you have to run to the bathroom at least 3 to 6 times. It may seem difficult, but this really helps. When the Vaata disturbance reduces, you will feel fresh, in mind and body. Stay positive. Nature is beautiful. Keep finding reasons to see the wonderful things around you. Feel thankful for all the good moments in life.
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In winters, during doing anything physically exerting like gymming or playing a sport, or getting out in the sun, the body develops hives, nausea and rapid heartbeat. Consequently, I cannot get into gymming or sports in winters. Havr been experiencing this last 10-12 years. Could this be treated?

MS - ENT
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Gandhinagar
In winters, during doing anything physically exerting like gymming or playing a sport, or getting out in the sun, the...
Get your body profle done. You are too young to have all this problems. It can be pychological also if your body investigations are normal.
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I am suffering from headache and drowsiness due to nervousness, hypertension, resulting in trembling of hands, kindly advise remedy.

CCP, MBA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Karnal
I am suffering from headache and drowsiness due to nervousness, hypertension, resulting in trembling of hands, kindly...
Please contact a panchakarma centre near you and undergo vasthi karma for at least 8 days, followed by shirodhara for 7 days. Increase the qty of milk and ghee in your diet. Massage daily. Have light and nutritious meals. Take half tsf of ashwagandha and kaunch beej churan mix twice daily.
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I am 31 year old. Male. And suffering from high bp. Can you please give me suggestion for controlling high bp.

M.Sc - Psychology, PGDEMS, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
Avoid excess of salt, oil etc. In your diet. Avoid any kind of fast food, cold drinks, alcohol. Concentrate more on fibrous diet as well as light food items. Include more of seasonal fruits & vegetables. Drink adequate amount of water will also help. Some pranayams like anulom vilom are good for you. Ayurvedic herbs & panchkarma treatments are of great value in a ptient of your age. For any further details you can contact us through private consultation.
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What are the symptoms of diabetes melitus & High blood pressure? Please help me. Give suggestion.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
What are the symptoms of diabetes melitus & High blood pressure? Please help me. Give suggestion.
Diabetes mellitus most often produces very few recognisable symptoms, hence most people fail to identify that they have diabetes. But when fully grown it may produce following symptoms: excess urination, especially getting up at night to pass urine 2 or 3 times, which disturbs sleep, excess thirst, excess hunger, unexplained weight loss and tiredness. Blood sugar level in such situations shows hyperglycemia. High bp also very rarely causes any recognisable symptoms. Hence, mostly it is found out only on checking at clinic. Occasionally one may feel dizziness. Earlier there was feeling that high bp causes headache and nose bleeds. But this can happen in hypertensive crisis, since these conditions are familial, it better for a person to get blood sugar and bp check up done regularly, particularly after 30 to 40 years. Both these conditions can be prevented by regular exercise, weight maintenance, proper diet. In case of bp salt restriction is very essential. But if one has already developed both these conditions then appropriate drug treatment is a must, in addition to adapting a modified lifestyle.
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Total cholesterol 235 HDL 54 LDL 148 Triglycerides 242 VLDL 483 Sir /madam herbal medicine tell me Pls help me.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
Total cholesterol 235
HDL 54
LDL 148
Triglycerides 242
VLDL 483
Sir /madam herbal medicine tell me Pls help me.
To reduce cholesterol& triglycerides 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( chicken, fish) food because it contain high fat content. * 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 . *Take one tablet of GUGGALU of HIMALAYA company once a day. You can consult me privately for more medicine treatment & doubts.
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Is it a fact that NORMAL BLOOD PRESSURE rises with age? If so at age of 63, with my untreated BP at 150/90, should I take medicine to target 120/80 or something like 134/87.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
Is it a fact that NORMAL BLOOD PRESSURE rises with age? If so at age of 63, with my untreated BP at 150/90, should I ...
150/90 bp is normal at ur age ,, if u r not taking any medicines for BP. walk daily take proper sleep and healthy diet to remain fit.
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Iam 51 yr old male high blood pressure patient taking tablet dilzem 30,atan 25,monotrate twice daily pl advice me how can reduce dose my

MD - Medicine, MBBS
Cardiologist, Panchkula
From your medicines it seems that you also have some heart problem in addition to high blood pressure. Your treatment plan can only be finalised after having a look on all your investigations.
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Atorlip-f tablet is prescribed for me to maintain lipid level. Control chlostral. But another doctor wants to stop the dosage completely for three months since my lipids are andar control now is it ok to stop the medicine for 3 months? What are the side effects of atorlip-f .i don't have any heart problem .

MD - Alternative Medicine
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Atorlip-f tablet is prescribed for me to maintain lipid level. Control chlostral. But another doctor wants to stop th...
hello, your health care taker is best judge for your condition , so follow direction n regular check up . If any doubt then speak with him or her and clear a matter on table only Stay healthy - Naturally
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I have both vitamin d deficiency and vitamin b12 deficiency and consistently higher cholesterol. Pl advise what to do Vitamin d is around 8.3 and b12 is 44 and cholesterol is 230 with cdl 30 and ldl 170 triglycerides is around 240.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have both vitamin d deficiency and vitamin b12 deficiency and consistently higher cholesterol. Pl advise what to do...
Homoeopathic medicine for 50 days VITAMIN-D PLUS Tab (BAKSON) Chew 1 tab daily any time during the day preferably morning empty stomach HAEMOCAL Tabs (SBL) Chew 4 tabs twice daily Cap. MECONERVE-FORTE (Allopathic supplement) Take 1 capsule daily for 15 days in a month for 3 months CHOLESTRINUM 3X (DrReckeweg) Chew 4 tab twice daily Diet Sources of Vitamin B12: 1.Vegetables: None. 2.Fruits: None.- 3.Food: Eggs, Brown Rice, Fish, Yogurt (Dahi), Milk and milk products like Cheese, Cow and Soy Milk. Sources of Vitamin D: 1.Vegetables: Sweet potato (Shakkar Kandi). One may take'Cod liver oil' capsules or Vit-D supplements. Food: Fish, Milk, Soyabean Powder, Yogurt (Dahi), Butter, Egg yolk (yellow portion of egg) and direct sunlight. Points to kep in mind.•Try to keep your consumption of saturated fats to a minimum. •Aim to replace saturated fats, with moderate amounts of ‘good’ fats also known as monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. •Grill, steam, boil and bake foods instead of frying and roasting. •Eat plenty of fibre-rich foods. •Enjoy healthy snacks such as fruit, nuts and seeds, olives etc. •Eat at least two portions of fish per week, one of which should be oily •Include foods enriched with plant stanols/sterols, which are clinically proven to lower ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol as part of a healthy diet and lifestyle. •Stay physically active. At least 30 minutes of moderate intensity exercise on five or more days of the week. •Avoid smoking. •Try and manage your stress levels. In NUTSHELL 1. Try to control your weight to maximum 80 Kg 2. Daily Brisk morning walkis a must 3. Avoid all fatty food and Milk products 4. Eat 1-2 Eggs /day except yellow portion 5. Early morning 20 minutes Sunbath with minimum clothes is a must for 2 months
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I am feeling a little bit of pain in my chest along with headache (sometimes severe), tiredness and since last week gas problem as well. What should I do? Please help me out.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am feeling a little bit of pain in my chest along with headache (sometimes severe), tiredness and since last week g...
Dear lybrateuser, -at your age your problems could be due acidity, anxiety, stress or sedentary life -avoid spicy, fried & junk food, have fresh homemade food, have 4-5 small meals rather than 3 large meals, can have snacks inbetween meals, do not skip meals, have meals at regular timings, have dinner 2-3 hrs before bedtime -take syrup gelusil 2 teaspoonful half an hour after every meal -have a well balanced diet with food items from all the food groups, have 7-8 glasses of water per day for good hydration as this will help in avoiding tiredness & lethargy -do regular exercises, walking, jogging, cycling for 20-30 min also include yoga & deep breathing for 5-10 min in your daily routine -sleep well for 7-8 hrs in the night, keep your sleep & wake up time fixed. -
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Which type of precaution is useful for heart patients and TB is possible in stomach?

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Which type of precaution is useful for heart patients and TB is possible in stomach?
Regular exercise, no smoking, green and leafy vegitables with fruits, avoid transfats, normal BMI and cholesterol, regular medication. For TB stomach ,light diet and TB medication
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Hello please tel me that how to find out any blocks are there in heart are any problem in. And what test should be done to find out the blocks. If ecg done to one man there is no faut in that means then we should think that he have no artery blocks ib his heart please tel me clearly about this questions.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Hello please tel me that how to find out any blocks are there in heart are any problem in. And what test should be do...
Hi, ecg and tmt are advised to rule out any ischaemic disorder. If it is positive, then you can consult a cardiologist with the reports who will perform an angiogram to know the exact site and severity of the ischaemic disorder. If your ecg is normal, then there is no problem with the blood supply.
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My dad has gangrene but doea not suffer from diabetes. He is also a heart paitent (operated for his valve when he was a kid since than never had a big problem), has high bp (medicenes taken regularly{eritel12.5mg} to keep in controll). Recently has been detected for caterac (motiya) in eyes. Is it safe to b operated.

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Too much cholesterol in the blood can lead to cardiovascular disease. What you eat has a direct impact on your cholesterol level. In fact, a diet rich in fiber and other cholesterol-lowering foods may help lower cholesterol as much as statin medication for some people. Working with a registered dietitian and doctor is the key to develop and maintain a successful health program to manage it. I will inform you on how to make diet, lifestyle changes, make you understand instructions for taking medication because it won't work if you don't take it as directed. Consult privately for a holistic dietary therapy to solve your problems.
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Sir, I am a male, aged 85. Got mild heart attack about 30 yrs back. Other wise I am quite OK. Every day, I walk for about 30 mts. (about 3 kms equivalent) My body mass is OK. I am a vegetarian, no smoking and no alcohol etc.Other wise I am having a healthy life. I usually consult a good cardiologist about 2 times in an year. My regular medicines are : Morning after breakfast : Imdur 30, Repolal, Razel-10 After noon after lunch : Aspisol-75 Night after meals : Repace H I some times once on 2 to 3 months gets pain in the chest and the position of pain varies time to time. The pain lasts for 2 to 4 hours. More or less acute in the first hour and gradually diminish. The pain may come in the morning, evening or mid night and so on. The only medicine I take is Sorbitrate - 5mg under the tongue. Some 4 to 6 tablets I consume one after the other each time. I suspect this as mild heart attack. After I become normal, I usually get an ECG which is shown to the doctor. I often told the doctor about this and he chides that a cardiologist alone can diagnosis a heart attacks. My cardiologist works in a reputable hospital around 50 kms away from my place. Once, about 8 yrs back, I got a chest pain around 10 AM. I left my place by car and by the time I could meet the cardiologist it took about 4 to 5 hours. By that time there is no chest pain at all. Still, the doctor insisted me to get admitted in the hospital. There were routine check ups, ECG etc. As my chest pain often lasts 2 to 3 hours only and it completely subsides by the time I could meet the doctor, it appears redundant for the trip besides scaring my family and children. If the chest pain occurs during the night, it may take even 6 or more hours by the time I could meet the doctor. So, I almost made up my mind not to disturb my wife and son at the chest pains and manage with the Sorbitrate - 5mg tablets and preying god. Under these circumstances, is there a better alternative ? Please suggest.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), PG Dip Panchakarma, PG Dip Ksharsutra for piles,pilonidal sinus and fistula management , Post Graduate Diploma In Hospital Administration (PGDHA), Certificate in Diabetes update
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
Amazing! n salute for ur wining over life! ur healthy in physical n mental wellbeing! so ayurveda is for people like u who can share well n achieve better results. Detox will serve great in time for u!
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I have been suffering from chest pain from 8 months. Its pain when I stretch my right hand up. A doc told me that you have just a muscle pain. But he don't gave me a medicine to treat that. He said that it would be alright itself but its already too late. please suggest me how can I get rid from this pain.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
I have been suffering from chest pain from 8 months. Its pain when I stretch my right hand up. A doc told me that you...
Take Mag Phos 6X (homeopathic tablets) 3 pills once in a day when the pain is more. It will help you decrease the pain.
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