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Dr. Merchant Shahid

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I have pain in my chest what should I do for relif please tell me which medicine should I take.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
I have pain in my chest what should I do for relif please tell me which medicine should I take.
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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I have a problem of hair fall and chest pain suddenly so I want to know what is the actual problem.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I have a problem of hair fall and chest pain suddenly so I want to know what is the actual problem.
Chest pain and due to sprain or other noncardiac causes and regarding hair fall. In general, you lose about 50-100 strands of hair each day, but the loss is not visible as new hair grow in their place. However, if you lose more than a 100 strands in a day and more than 200 strands on the day you shampoo, you may be suffering from what is known as excessive hair fall. Certain factors or reasons may cause you to lose hair at an alarming rate, which are, 1. Thyroid problems Your thyroid is responsible for your body’s overall functioning. The hormones (primarily T4 and T3), which it produces help in regulating metabolic activities. Problems with your thyroid gland can cause your hormone levels to rise or fall to unhealthy levels, which can result in hair fall. You can improve the functioning of your thyroid gland through a diet rich in calcium, iodine, magnesium, protein and Vitamins A, B and C. 2. Scalp infections-Infections of the scalp can also be one of the factors that may cause your hair to fall at an alarming rate. Of the different scalp infections, the ringworm scalp infection is the most common. Although this fungal infection can occur in any part of your body, when it develops on your scalp, you end up losing clumps of hair. Alongside the use of anti-fungal medications, even anti-fungal shampoos and creams can provide you with respite from the problem. 3. Poor diet, Gorging on unhealthy foods or going on a crash diet can result in the lack of essential nutrients in your body, which are required to maintain healthy hair. Furthermore, since hair is made of protein, having a balanced diet consisting of proteins and vitamin- rich foods is a must. 4. Stress gives rise to certain conditions such as alopecia areata, telogen effluvium (hair loss caused post-pregnancy or surgery) and trichotillomania (an impulsive need to pull your hair out), which can cause you to lose significant amount of hair. To avert a hair loss crisis caused by stress, make it a point to do some simple stress-reducing exercises, such as meditation or breathing exercises. 5. Using hair styling products like hair colours and straighteners can cause you to experience hair fall problems. Your hair not only becomes dull and dry due to their use, but also becomes weak and brittle, leading to a gradual loss of hair. Regular oiling and use of homemade hair masks are some of the ways you can try to counter the negative effects of these hair styling products. 6. The drugs that are used in the treatment of cancer not only destroy the fast-growing cancer cells, but also the healthy blood cells in your body. For this reason, consuming foods that possess cancer-fighting properties (like oatmeal, tomato, almonds, garlic etc) is a sure-shot way of fighting the disease as well as averting any side-effects that may arise because of the treatment. 7. Alopecia areata. Lastly, hair fall can also be caused by alopecia areata, which is a kind of hair loss that takes place when your body’s immune system erroneously attacks your hair follicles, and prevents growth of new hair. 8. Genetics. The origin of your severe hair fall or baldness can be traced back to your ancestors. So, your genes can be a factor behind your hair fall problem. If this is the cause, your body then becomes unable to produce new hair. Apart from the changes that you can make in your lifestyle to address the causes of your hair fall, there are also techniques out there that you can employ to permanently treat your problem, such as platelet rich plasma, mesotherapy, stem cell therapy, ozone activated platelet rich plasma & hair transplant.
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I have undergone CBG way back in 1992 and in good health conditions with diet food habit, walking etc., My cholestral level is around 230 in the last 20 years and continue to be on anti cholestral tablets apart from clopilet. How long this has to be continued please.

MD - Consultant Physician, MBBS
Cardiologist, Ludhiana
It should be continued life long unless there is some problem. Like all medications, statins can cause side effects. Common side effects (which affect up to 1 in 10 people) include: • nosebleeds • sore throat • a runny or blocked nose (non-allergic rhinitis) • headache • feeling sick • problems with the digestive system, such as constipation,diarrhoea, indigestion or flatulence (passing wind) • muscle and joint pain • increased blood sugar level (hyperglycaemia) • an increased risk of diabetes Uncommon side effects which may affect up to 1 in 100 people include: • being sick • loss of appetite or weight gain • difficulty sleeping (insomnia) or having nightmares • dizziness – if you experience this, do not drive or use tools and machinery • loss of sensation or tingling in the nerve endings of the hands and feet (peripheral neuropathy) • memory problems • blurred vision –if you experience this, do not drive or use tools and machinery • ringing in the ears • inflammation of the liver (hepatitis), which can cause flu-like symptoms • inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis), which can causestomach pain • skin problems, such as acne or an itchy red rash • feeling unusually tired or physically weak Rare side effects which may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people include: • visual disturbances • bleeding or bruising easily • yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice)
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I an suffering from hypertension from last one month. Also I have stress on my mind. What I have to do.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I an suffering from hypertension from last one month. Also I have stress on my mind. What I have to do.
It is the stress that is causing the hypertension. For a young chap like you to have this level of stress there must be something rather serious to trouble you. The hypertension is nothing but high blood pressure. These are the measures you must take to contain hypertension: Reducing your daily saturated fat intake to 7 percent; Reducing your total fat intake to 25 to 35 percent; Limiting your dietary cholesterol to less than 200 mg; Eating 20 to 30 g of soluble fiber found in oats, peas, beans, and certain fruits; Increasing your intake of plant stanols or sterols, substances found in nuts, vegetable oils, corn and rice, to 2 to 3 g. Other foods that can help control cholesterol include cold-water fish, such as mackerel, sardines, and salmon. These fish contain omega-3 fatty acids that may lower triglycerides. Soybeans found in tofu, soy nuts and many meat substitutes contain a powerful antioxidant that can lower LDL. A supplement known as psyllium can help you increase your soluble fiber intake. Made from seed grain husks, psyllium helps absorb water and cholesterol from your intestines and may improve the ratio of HDL to LDL. You must exercise as per the approval of your doctor, by walking at least 30 minutes daily. For hypertension: The DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet includes eating foods with potential antihypertensive activity like fresh fruits and vegetables (amla juice, beetroot garlic and radish), whole grains, milk, etc and lowering the intake of salt and processed foods. Apart from Yoga you must take the following regularly: Probiotics, Bananas, Citrus fruits, Papaya, Berries, Avocado, Potatoes, Leafy veggies, Beetroot, Peas and beans, & Radish. Exercise: Regular physical activity of 30 to 60 minutes lowers your blood pressure level by 4 – 9 mm Hg. Natural herbs: The commonly used natural remedies with antihypertensive property include garlic, custard apple, celery, ajwain, carrot, flaxseeds (alsi), tomato, drumsticks, basil (tulsi), pomegranate, sesame (til), cocoa bean, wheat bran, black plum and ginger. Stress management: Stress is one of the key factors responsible for hypertension. The various relaxation techniques used to relieve stress and lower high blood pressure are controlled breathing, reiki, acupuncture and meditation. You must get this book and keep it at home to be referred to regularly, ‘Reversing the Heart Disease’, by Dr. Dean Ornish.
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Sir I have head ach permanently so please diagonise my illness. And I have pain in my chest.

Clinical Cardiology, MD - Consultant Physician
Cardiologist, Surat
Sir I have head ach permanently so please diagonise my illness. And I have pain in my chest.
Hi. Continuous head ache can be related to any eye (number) problem. This is the most common reason for it. Occasional chest pain is nothing to be worried about, it is mostly muscular pain. So check your vision from the nearest eye doctor first. Take care.
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My mom is of 45 yrs. She is too heavy (110 Kg). That's why she is having lots of problems such as joint pain, feeling uncomfortable, BP low patient, etc. Kindly suggest the diet at this age.

MD(EH)/AM/Accupressure
Acupressurist, Chandigarh
My mom is of 45 yrs. She is too heavy (110 Kg). That's why she is having lots of problems such as joint pain, feeling...
She should not take oil, sugar carbohydrates, junk food, cookies etc. She shoukd take small meals four times a day.
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I am 34 years old. I am having 90-150 bp rate. I don't want to take medicine. Please advice me is there any herbs or food that may lower my blood pressure.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am 34 years old. I am having 90-150 bp rate. I don't want to take medicine. Please advice me is there any herbs or ...
1.Eat a healthy diet Eating a diet that is rich in whole grains, fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy products and skimps on saturated fat and cholesterol can lower your blood pressure by up to 14 mm Hg. It isn't easy to change your eating habits, but with these tips, you can adopt a healthy diet: • Keep a food diary. Writing down what you eat, even for just a week, can shed surprising light on your true eating habits. Monitor what you eat, how much, when and why. • Consider boosting potassium. Potassium can lessen the effects of sodium on blood pressure. The best source of potassium is food, such as fruits and vegetables, rather than supplements. Talk to your doctor about the potassium level that's best for you. • Be a smart shopper. Read food labels when you shop and stick to your healthy-eating plan when you're dining out, too. 2. Reduce sodium in your diet Even a small reduction in the sodium in your diet can reduce blood pressure by 2 to 8 mm Hg. The effect of sodium intake on blood pressure varies among groups of people. In general, limit sodium to less than 2,300 milligrams (mg) a day or less. However, a lower sodium intake — 1,500 mg a day or less — is appropriate for people with greater salt sensitivity, including: Anyone age 51 or older Anyone diagnosed with high blood pressure, diabetes or chronic kidney disease To decrease sodium in your diet, consider these tips: • Read food labels. If possible, choose low-sodium alternatives of the foods and beverages you normally buy. • Eat fewer processed foods. Only a small amount of sodium occurs naturally in foods. Most sodium is added during processing. • Don't add salt. Just 1 level teaspoon of salt has 2,300 mg of sodium. Use herbs or spices to add flavor to your food. • Ease into it. If you don't feel you can drastically reduce the sodium in your diet suddenly, cut back gradually. Your palate will adjust over time. 3. Limit the amount of alcohol you drink Alcohol can be both good and bad for your health. In small amounts, it can potentially lower your blood pressure by 2 to 4 mm Hg. But that protective effect is lost if you drink too much alcohol — generally more than one drink a day for women and for men older than age 65, or more than two a day for men age 65 and younger. One drink equals 12 ounces of beer, five ounces of wine or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor. Drinking more than moderate amounts of alcohol can actually raise blood pressure by several points. It can also reduce the effectiveness of blood pressure medications.
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Respected Sir Madam, I have suffered with anxiety and sleeping disorder from last two months. Taking alprazolam 0.25 twice a day. Now feeling better. But sometimes a day I feel my heart beat rate fast and difficult to get in sleep at night and daily face night mares at night. Kindly suggest me can I use etizolam instead of alprazolam.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
Respected Sir Madam, I have suffered with anxiety and sleeping disorder from last two months. Taking alprazolam 0.25 ...
I am recommending you an following remedy which will surely help you natural home remedy using almonds, milk, saffron and honey: 1. Soak 8-10 almonds in water overnight 2. Peel off the skin and crush them in the morning 3. Add 1 tsp of crushed almonds to 1 cup warm milk 4. Add a pinch of soaked saffron 5. Add 1 tbsp of honey 6. Mix well 7. Drink once every day surely you will get results.
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I am 49 yr old male dm2 + htn since 10 yrs. Pressure normal 130/ 80 with medication repace 25mg + stamlo (amlodipine) 2.5mg and blood glucose control pp 120 with zoryl 1mg at the time of break fast but fasting readings vary between 6.5 - 7.5. I take metformin extended release 1000mg after supper. But the fasting readings never fall below 6.5. I am sports enthusiast and play badminton thrice a week at expert level. With exercise in the evening the reading tend to rise as my intake goes up. Please advise me any long acting glucose control medicine for 24 hrs control well within 5.8. My hb1ac has always been well below 7.0 mostly remains 6.5. If hb1ac readings are well with in the range can ignore the fasting readings or is it equally important to maintain the fasting reading below 5.8 to prevent cardiac issues later. I also take cholesterol lowering drug fibator - half tab to maintain my ldl well below 80. Should you need any further details please write to me. Last but not the least use of sulfonylurea antidiabetic drug in the morning some cause hypo close to lunch time. I am worried of the side effects of this drug in long term. Kindly advise me alternate if any to this. My staple food is rice with daal, curry and curds. Pure veg

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Looking at your details it appears your diabetes is in check. Slight high fasting is no problem. Nowadays hba1c level is looked at as guideline to assess control. You need not change anything. If pp levels go up can add voglibose 0.3 mg three times with each meal. Otherwise you are doing well. While playing if you feel levels are low always carry candy or gluco tabs.
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I'm feeling really weak. Body temperature's very high, I faint when I stand up which points that maybe I have low bp. And there a kinda sharp headache at the upper part of head when I stand up. Any cures please?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I'm feeling really weak. Body temperature's very high, I faint when I stand up which points that maybe I have low bp....
Itis not BP issue and in your age you are anxious and it is the reason . You do meditaion , yoga and exercise weill
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I am 25 year old. Mera bp 160/110 hai, how to control it? I am taking amlodipin 2.5mg and rovhastat 10 mg. My weight is 120.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am 25 year old. Mera bp 160/110 hai, how to control it? I am taking amlodipin 2.5mg and rovhastat 10 mg. My weight ...
Hi, along with your medicines you should start this homoeopathic medicine also:-Take Rauvolfia 1x, 2 tabs daily morning empty stomach. Drink plenty of liquids and cut down your fat, salt and sugar intake. go for a morning walk daily at least for 30 minutes. Take a sound sleep and try to avoid anger. Revert after 15 days with feedback.
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I am suffering from cold and cough. I also have pain in my chest. I am also feeling weak in the morning when I wake up. Headache also. Please help me.

Certificate in Basic Course on Diabetes Management, CCEBDM Certificate in Diabetes, MBBS
General Physician, Pune
I am suffering from cold and cough. I also have pain in my chest. I am also feeling weak in the morning when I wake u...
You may take bedrest. Anti allergic tablet like Cetrzine and Paracetamol Tablets for two days if no relief see a Generalm Physician
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I am 29 year male having regular high blood pressure 160/95 I am taking one tablet (tricinod-10/6.25) (composition is cilnidipine-10mg, telmisartan-40mg, chlothalidone-6.25mg) daily in morning but my bp is not come down. I am non smoker, non alcoholic. Doing daily exercise and taking too low salt and am taking vegetable and fruits in my diet. My glucose fasting is 58 mg/dl, hdl cholesterol is 31 mg/dl, triglycerides is 186 mg/dl, total cholesterol is 135 mg/dl. Please help me.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 29 year male having regular high blood pressure 160/95 I am taking one tablet (tricinod-10/6.25) (composition is...
dear sir your medicines are good..pl. continue and regular health checkup. Avoid bad habits i.e. Avoid fast food/fat/oily,salty foods. Coffee, smoking, alcohol intake. Non-veg., take whole grain,oats,green veg.,plenty of water in day time, 1 glass of water at night before bed.
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I am suffering from high blood pressure problem . what should i do to control myself

MBBS, M.S, M. Ch, F.I.A.C.S
Cardiologist, Chennai
I am suffering from high blood pressure problem . what should i do to control myself
Low salt diet. Salt less than 2g/ day. Take plenty of vegetables and fruits. Exercise. Lipids test. If high take statins. Avoid junk foods. Take b. P control drugs after seeing your doctor.
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Sir, I am suffering from heart pain, I am very afraid please tell me abt the symptoms.

B.Sc(hons), Physics, B.H.M.S., PGDIT (software Engg)
Homeopath, Delhi
Sir, I am suffering from heart pain, I am very afraid please tell me abt the symptoms.
First reduce pain medicine german reckeweg kali bichrom 200, single dose (4-5 drops in mouth) morning. Buy medicine from good homoeopathic shop. Food mixed fruit juice daily evening. Please continue treatment.
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I unable to proper breakfast and lunch as I started feeling pain chest pain in center. My weight is increased from 80 kg to 95 kg. I am hypothyroidism patient from 20 years my medicine dose increased from 150 mg to 200. My tsh level also increased from 18 to 25. I am unable to wake up properly in morning, suffering from knee pain when using stair's to go 1st floor .feeling pain in shoulders, back neck pain and severe headache from sunlight I am taking medicine for migraine, epilepsy. Please suggest to reduce my weight.

MSc - Food and Applied Nutrition, Ph.D, Aroma Therapist
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Ghaziabad
I unable to proper breakfast and lunch as I started feeling pain chest pain in center. My weight is increased from 80...
lybrate-user Ji. Increase dose with increase in intensity of the problem is temporary solution. There is high acidity in your system. You still need medication. I do not know the content of your meals. More grains, non-vege, fried, hot items may cause uneasiness in chest. Consider good ayurvedacharya.
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I am 35 years old male. I have postmyocardial infarction syndrome from last 3 months.

Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology, DNB Cardiology, DNB (General Medicine), MBBS
Cardiologist, Mumbai
I am 35 years old male. I have postmyocardial infarction syndrome from last 3 months.
If you had a heart attack and having recurrent chest pain, then get an angiography and angioplasty done. If already done, repeat a 2d echo. If there is anything you will need high dose aspirin three times daily for control of post mi syndrome. See your cardiologist soon.
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I have a friend abid whose heart rate increases rapidly sometimes what should he do? he has already gone for ecg but that was normal.

Certificate in Laparoscopic and Thoracoscopic Surgery, Fellowship in Paediatric Cardiac Surgery, M. Ch. (CVTS), MS, MBBS
Cardiologist, Bangalore Rural
I have a friend abid whose heart rate increases rapidly sometimes what should he do? he has already gone for ecg but ...
The next step would be to get a holter recording done. If he can make the fast heart beat come and go, it will be recorded and we can find a reason for it. Meanwhile, I would suggest you see a physician who will examine you and get some tests done. I can help you when you share the reports with me,
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