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Dr. Nikhil Karnik

Cardiologist, Mumbai

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Please suggest me a best supplement which has vitamin d and zinc and doesn't have calcium which creates kidney stones. My testosterone level is low? Also I have a BP of 160/100 and taking medicine. Thanks in advance.

MD
Yoga & Naturopathy Specialist, Delhi
Please suggest me a best supplement which has vitamin d and zinc and doesn't have calcium which creates kidney stones...
The best source of vitamin d is sunlight. Sit in the sun with minimum clothes on in the morning hours for 30 mins. Pl keep your head in shadow or cover it with some leave or wet cloth. If you are not able to sit without clothes wear thin white clothes only. It is summer these days hence it will be advisable to drink 2 glasses of water before sun bath. Your weight is about 8 kg in excess. You should adopt a weight reduction program.
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Hello some time my blood pressure goings very high 130 to 180 how can notrol blood pressure.

DM - Cardiology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS
Cardiologist, Jaipur
Hello some time my blood pressure goings very high 130 to 180 how can notrol blood pressure.
Most important thing for you is to decrease your body weight. If body weight is not decreasing by diet and exercise, then you have to consult endocrinologist for your body weight. Regarding your bp, you have to first document that you are having high bp. For that you have to measure your bp by a qualified doctor. Till then decrease your salt intake by half and decrease your body weight.
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My blood sugar point is 310. I just come to know recently. How to reverse naturally without medicine and insulin ?

M.D
General Physician, Dhenkanal
You are confirmed to be Diabetes.Do base line tests like FBS ppbs urine R M&Lipid profile before starting treatment.
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I am 49 m. Thyroid + cholesterol. Dr. Advised for 37.5 mg thyronorm + 20 mg atrovastatin daily. I wanted to have some ayurvedic medicine. Please advise.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
How far ayurveda can help is doubtful and you may taking risk. Howeverr you have to check regularly and make sure you get good control.See the ayurveda line of treating,but you have to very careful before stopping allopathy and completely changing to this. Any further doubts in health, can be asked privately. Following are the Ayurvedic measures to control and maintain optimum cholesterol levels: Drink 6 to 8 glasses of water daily. Start your day with fresh fruits and grains such as oats that are high in soluble fiber. Minimize consumption of animal products including dairy products. This is because animal foods are high in saturated fatty acids and dietary cholesterol. Consume fish viz salmon, sardine and tuna as well as oysters, clams and mussels. These help lower LDL and improve HDL. Restrict consumption of Omega-6 rich oils such as corn oil and safflower oil. Instead, use olive oil, sesame oil and rapeseed oil that have ‘good fat’. Eat a lot of anti-oxidant foods such as strawberries, apples, nuts, carrots, broccoli and spinach. Use turmeric and curry leaves when cooking dishes. They have cholesterol lowering properties. Ayurvedic remedies to fight cholesterol: 1. Boil water with 2 tsp coriander seed. Strain and drink this water twice daily. It helps reduce cholesterol, flushes out toxins, and improves digestion. 2. Guggulu (Commiphora mukul) is effective in lowering cholesterol. Buy it from any reputed Ayurvedic store and use it as per instructions on the container. 3. Grill 1 or 2 small cloves of garlic and take it daily with your main meal. 4. Take 1 to 2 capsules per day of Arjun (Terminalia arjuna) extract available in a capsule form. Arjun is rich in co-enzyme Q-10 (CoQ10) that helps lower LDL cholesterol and enhances HDL recovery. Keep in personal touch.
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She has started problem of chocking in neck while eating n Laughing a lot, plus after too much of Laughing she experience low blood pressure in her lower body legs. As if we say in Hindi "Numbness n jhanjhanahat" She has gained a lot of weight in upper half body in last 2-3 years so. Neck is also kind of swollen. Just concerned. Hope all the symptoms doesn't indicate something serious.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
She has started problem of chocking in neck while eating n Laughing a lot, plus after too much of Laughing she experi...
Please Ask her Reduce your weight Go for morning walk in greenery daily Do neck, back and chest exercises daily Take salads and fruits more Avoid oily spicy and fast food, non veg food, outside food totally Check. Thyroid hormone levels, blood pressure, blood sugar, Lipid profile Send me report on Lybrate Meanwhile take Cap ayurslim by Himalaya 2 2 for 3 mths After foods Reconsult after 15 days.
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Dear Doctor, am facing hairloss problems since 3-4 years and now its getting high and I have dandruff in my hairs so please give me some solution for permanent.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
Dear Doctor, am facing hairloss problems since 3-4 years and now its getting high and I have dandruff in my hairs so ...
For prevention of hair loss follow these instructions: •Take proper sleep of 6 - 7 hours. Do meditation to destress yourself. You can do Pranayams or take long deep breaths whlie closing your eyes I a peaceful environment for at least 8-10 minutes. • Add protein containing items in your foods for healthy hair growth such as take a bowl of cereal daily and a glass of milk or 100 gm cheese or 1-2 eggs.. • To reduce hairfall and whitening of hairs, Practice Yogasana like Shirshasana and Sarwangasana only under the guidance of Expert. • you can use mahabhringraj oil and apply it 3 times in a week massage your scalp for 10 to 15 minutes daily. • Avoid the excess use of products such as hair colours or shampoo. * Take Vitamin-E rich foods like dry fruits (Almonds, Pista etc) daily. * You can take Vitamnin E supplement (100 mg capsiles) daily and tab. Boitin only under the supervision of nearest physician. * Apply the egg yolk to the scalp atleast once a week. It gives nourishment to hair root and enhances hair growth. Lastly, The last step is crucial as it seals in the nourishment. Try making this mask at home. In a bowl, mix two eggs, honey and some coconut oil. Leave the mask on for 20 minutes, then rinse with a mild shampoo. For relief from dandruff: Apply curd on the scalp for atleast 15 min twice in a week and sit in sunlight.
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I am 55 years old woman I am having bp I am taking telma am last 1 year. But sometimes 178/100, 167, 76. What should I do.

General Physician (AM)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Chandigarh
Eat lots of garlic. If you cant have it get it homeopathically allium sativum,(biochemic) nat phos 30x avoid all types of fats and red meat. 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 have a female friend. She has low bp problem. She takes medicine regularly. But even that she has many problems daily. She got chest pain, her hands nd feet also got cold, and panic. Is it coz of low bp or something else ? How can this problem be solve. She's so worried about it.

BSc
Ayurveda, Ujjain
I have a female friend. She has low bp problem. She takes medicine regularly. But even that she has many problems dai...
Give her hemol syrup 1 to 2spoon after lunch end dinner for life time gift her. Add more soalt in her food. Take any multivitamine capsule 1 daily stop bp comes normal end continue syrup.
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How to avoid heart disease and blood sugar? How much minimum walk is good to be healthy?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
How to avoid heart disease and blood sugar? How much minimum walk is good to be healthy?
First of all you should follow some basic thing 1. Avoid=hot and cold at time 2. Less the sugar as much as possible if you want to eat sweet take juggery which is black 3. Do not drink water after meal drink at the time of meal sip by sip up to 150 ml 4. Avoid late night sleep 5. Avoid to eat spicy food, besan, bekary food, overeating, junk food. 6. Every 3 day in month eat mung dal and rice for whole day. 7. Start walk from 15min and increase time till 1 hr 8. If possible after 1 month start jogging.
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I always feel like I have just finished a running exercise and my heart beat and my breathing rate is not normal. What steps can be taken to reduce this.

bachelor of physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Delhi
I always feel like I have just finished a running exercise and my heart beat and my breathing rate is not normal. Wha...
Never be in haste to reduce weight. If running is stressful why don't you try half an hour cycling and walk in morning. Keep watch on your weight. you can Do simple exercises. P.S : I am advising you on the basis of your height and weight.
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I had a feeling of sudden raise in my heart beat and it came to normal with in 10 sec or so why is this due to? Is there any heart attack.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I had a feeling of sudden raise in my heart beat and it came to normal with in 10 sec or so why is this due to? Is th...
at 20 such episodes will occur again it's not anxiety attacks if it is for few seconds and person remembers the episode to ask for help ignore and learn to relax with yoga and meditation
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High Cholesterol Level - Can It Cause Carotid Disease?

MCh, MBBS, MRCS (UK)
Neurosurgeon, Chennai
High Cholesterol Level - Can It Cause Carotid Disease?

Carotid artery disease occurs when an oily, waxy substance called plaque builds up inside the carotid arteries. These are arteries that supply oxygenated blood to your brain, face, scalp, and neck.
Carotid artery disease is very serious as it can cause a brain stroke. It, in fact, starts with damage to the inner layer of the carotid artery. To stem this damage your body starts a healing process and this leads to a build up of plaque at the point where the artery is damaged.

When this plaque ruptures, platelets are rushed in and these create an obstruction to the flow of blood to the brain. When the blood supply to the brain is cut off, which happens in carotid disease, the brain cells begin to die causing a stroke. This neural death impairs the parts of the body that these brain cells control. So, you can get paralyzed, become speech or vision impaired, have long –term effects like paralysis or even die due to a stroke.

Causes of carotid disease

  1. Smoking
  2. High cholesterol levels
  3. High blood pressure
  4. High levels of sugar in the blood due to diabetes

What’s even more worrisome is that carotid artery disease may not cause any signs or symptoms until the carotid arteries are severely narrowed or blocked. And what usually happens is that a stroke becomes the first sign of the disease.

How scary is that?
So, the next question that comes to the mind is - Can this condition be cured? Let’s learn more about management and prevention of the same-

Prevention
Lifestyle changes are key. Since hypertension, uncontrolled diabetes, sedentary lifestyles and imbibing too much fat are all risk factors, taking care of them minimizes the risk of carotid disease and strokes. Heart healthy lifestyle changes that include moderate exercise are a great way to prevent carotid disease.

Treatments
Treatments for carotid artery disease include:

Medicines: Sometimes lifestyle changes do not stem the rot. You need medicinal help. Doctors usually prescribe statin medications to control your cholesterol levels. These lower the bad cholesterol that can narrow your carotid arteries and cause brain strokes and damage. Statins are usually prescribed for people who have:

  • Heart disease
  • Those who’ve had a stroke
  • Diabetes
  • High LDL or bad cholesterol levels

Medicines like Aspirin and Clopidogrel to prevent blood clots are the mainstay treatment if you suffer from carotid disease. They prevent platelets from clumping together inside your carotid arteries and forming blood clots. Apart from these, your doctor may also medicate you for conditions that can damage your carotid arteries and cause strokes. These medicines are for lowering your BP, blood sugar levels, preventing the formation of blood clots anywhere in your body including inside your heart, and preventing and reducing inflammation.

Medical Procedures
These are used to open narrowed or blocked carotid arteries.
The two common procedures are:
Carotid endarterectomy: It’s mainly for people whose carotid arteries are blocked 50 percent or more. In this, the inner lining of the carotid artery that is blocking blood flow is removed.
Carotid artery angioplasty and stenting: Here, doctors use a procedure called angioplasty to widen the blocked carotid arteries and restore blood flow to the brain. A stent is inserted into your carotid artery to broaden the lumen.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Eat Right To Maintain Blood Pressure Level!

DNB Cardiology, MD, Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology
Cardiologist, Bangalore
Eat Right To Maintain Blood Pressure Level!

Health experts do believe, and are promoting the same nowadays, that eating right is the best step to control high blood pressure other than regular medications. Who knows, if you are strong enough to control your lifestyle and eating habits, you may not need a long term medication after some time. The blood pressure may lower down naturally with improving health and weight.

Factors that elevate blood pressure in the body.

Before suggesting the right eatables for lowering the blood pressure, let’s look at the conditions which actually increase the blood pressure. They are:

  1. A coronary heart disease

  2. Stress

  3. Anxiety

  4. Work pressure or family and relationship troubles

  5. Obesity

  6. Cholesterol

  7. Other medical conditions like diabetes, depression, etc.

  8. Pregnancy

Each one has a toll on the body with resultant High Blood Pressure. With eating right you may gain a lot of control on the body.

Eating Right-

Here are some quick tips on eating right:

  1. Avoid excess salt intake. The more salt you take, the more sodium your body gets, and as a result BP elevates. Restrict intake of preserved and processed foods such as papads, pickles, sauces, ketchup, salted biscuits, chips, cheese and salted fishes. Check the nutritional information when you eat ready made snacks, since most of them contain high sodium. Salt intake should not exceed more than 6 grams per day.

  2. Avoid oily and junk food. Avoid food with unsaturated or trans fats. These kinds of foods straightaway add to the fat deposits of the body, and make you obese or more obese. In such cases, the obesity and increased weight build a pressure on the heart to pump more, thus elevating blood pressure.

  3. Avoid excess caffeine. Caffeine comes in the body through coffee, tea, and aerated drinks. These beverages when restricted to only 1-2 intakes per day may help you lower the BP.

  4. Quit smoking, as this puts excess pressure on the lungs to breathe and thus the heart to pump.

  5. Avoid alcohol intake in excess amounts. Drinking more alcohol or frequent drinking can elevate BP.

Besides, there are some good foods that can always help to lower or control BP. They are:

  • Plain, fat-free yoghurt or Greek yoghurt

  • White beans

  • Pork tenderloins

  • Small fishes like Tilapia

  • Bananas

  • Oats

  • Broccoli

  • Bell Peppers

These food items are designed by nature to reduce blood pressure or normalize blood pressure in the body. Hence, if you are trying heart and soul to eat right, then try these in your daily food to see positive results. Besides, exercising and reducing weight are the two other important steps to take, which complement the healthy diet and eating habits to lower the blood pressure with or without medication.

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The result of tsh= 5.170 (range. 550-4.780) but t3 and t4 are within the range mentioned. Wht does this mean. Do I have hypothyroidism and is there any need to take medicine. Also, wanted to know does this mean I have to take it lifelong. Pls guide.

Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
General Physician, Warangal
The result of tsh= 5.170 (range. 550-4.780) but t3 and t4 are within the range mentioned. Wht does this mean. Do I ha...
Maintain ibw take balance d diet walk daily avoid sugary items fat food take plenty vegetables and fruits in 2 / 3 servings lead stress free life avoid calliflower cabbage vegetables now no need of treatment.
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I have some pain in my head at times & also blood pressure low at some time what is the problem.

BAMS, YIC, DEC
Ayurveda,
Hi it may be due to acidity, and less in take of fluids. Start drinking more fluids, lime and cucumber it will help in nullifying the acidity, then head ache will reduc, some time due to increase in eye site head occurs check for power of eye, and may be due to magrian, you try taking more fluids and consult me in private.
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I have continuous pain in heart from top and having tightness in chest. And also having severe pain at the place of heart frm back to front and top to bottom of the chest. Suddenly having lost of breathing at night time if the temperature decreases. Suggest me could I consult doctor?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I have continuous pain in heart from top and having tightness in chest. And also having severe pain at the place of h...
YOu do not have heart problem and this is anxiety related . Calm mind and do meditation and yoga . If not going , do a checkup to make sure it is normal
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I lost my best friend in his deaseae in blood pressure. So I am very depressed. Please help.

MD - Alternative Medicine
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
I lost my best friend in his deaseae in blood pressure. So I am very depressed. Please help.
Hello, its emotional disorder. Proper diet, exercise, relaxation, prayer n meditation are self treatment for depression play your like game, go out of station with friends or family for week drink orange n pineapple juice 2/3 times a day stay healthy - naturally.
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I am suffering from dry food last 2 weeks and I have chest pain whenever I caught hard. Can you help me? And my stomach also pain by eating dry foods can you help me?

PGFCP, PGDEMS, Bachelor Of Ayurvedic Medicine And Surgery
Ayurveda, Satara
I am suffering from dry food last 2 weeks and I have chest pain whenever I caught hard. Can you help me? And my stoma...
. A) Take 20 ml HIMCOCID liquid before meal. B) take 2-2 tablets of chitrakadi vati and leelavilas rasa after meals…. C) take 20 ml of AUDUMBARAVLEHA after meals… D) take 1 tablets of KAPILA-AARAGWADHA VATI and 30 ml of lukewarm water at night before sleep. Do all these things for 15 days. It gives you good result. Consult to me for further suggestions. THANKS…
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I have pain in my chest. Its high pain sometimes and sometimes normal. 2 years ago same problem was solved by normal medicine by an doctor in varanasi. Due to some reason I can not go to varanasi now. What should I do now to side this pain.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I have pain in my chest. Its high pain sometimes and sometimes normal. 2 years ago same problem was solved by normal ...
1.For your age pain chest could be due to anxiety, stress, Physical and mental strain,hyper acidity, muscular problem 2. Avoid stress and strain 3.Do regular exercise, reduce your weight if over weight. 4.Control your diet. Avoid oily/spicy/fried and junk food,high calorie and cholesterol rich diet.Take small frequent meals(5-6 meals/day instead of three heavy meals).If you have hyper acidity take one tablet of pan 40 in the morning before breakfast daily for few days 5.Do Yoga, Meditation, deep breathing exercise like pranayama etc. It will calm your mind, control your emotion and relieve stress. 6.Have sound sleep for 7-8 hours daily. 7.Avoid smoking,alcohol, excess tea/coffee, if you are having 8. Drink plenty of water and take rest 9. Take paracetamol 500mg one tablet sos after food up to a maximum of three tablets per day at the time of chest pain 10.if you have recurrent attack of chest pain check your BP, take ECG and consult cardiologist 11.Consult me for further advice
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MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
The volatile oils in ginger have long made it a useful herbal remedy for nasal and chest congestion. Pour 2 cups of boiling water over a 1-inch piece of peeled, grated ginger; steep for 10 minutes; and strain. Add a pinch or two of cayenne pepper to the water and drink as needed.
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