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Dr. Nikhil Karnik

Cardiologist, Mumbai

1250 at clinic
Dr. Nikhil Karnik Cardiologist, Mumbai
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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
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Can heart beat near 90-95 on resting position cause heart failure or heart attack?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Can heart beat near 90-95 on resting position cause heart failure or heart attack?
Hello heart palpitation rate might count from 50 to 100 owing so many reasons. It does not indicate fatal to heart rather it needs thorough investigation, of course. Tk, care.
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I am 52 years old I have high blood pressure for about 10 years & I am talking medicine named replace 50 for 1 time a day but still there is fluctuations in blood pressure sometime low & sometimes high .

DRCH, BHMS
Homeopath, Bareilly
I am 52 years old I have high blood pressure for about 10 years & I am talking medicine named replace 50 for 1 time a...
Maintain a healthy life style, avoid junk food, oily food and much salt in diet. Take homeopathic rauwolfia serpentina Q , 10 drops in half cup of water thrice daily but don't stop the medicine you are taking for BP at once.
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After 3 months of angioplasty I often feel panic attack with palpitation and missed beats occasionally.

Internal Medicine Specialist, Ajmer
After 3 months of angioplasty I often feel panic attack with palpitation and missed beats occasionally.
These may be due to paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia, ask your cardiologist for a 24 hour holter monitoring study. It is just a continuous ecg recording for 24 hours and will pick up any abnormality in heart beats that occurs at any time of the day.
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I am male 21, my father is suffering from high blood pressure and kidney failure. Now my blood pressure is 130/90. Is there a chance of kidney failure? How to control my bp.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Cardiology, Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS - Physician )
Cardiologist, Delhi
I am male 21, my father is suffering from high blood pressure and kidney failure. Now my blood pressure is 130/90. Is...
130/90 is normal BP for your age, But You have not mentioned the cause of his kidney failure. Kindly discuss that with his nephrologist to understand if you have any risk too. A few lifestyle measures will help you have BP control like - DAILY EXERCISE FOR 40-45 MINS, Avoid eating too much junk and food rich in salt like chutneys, chips, namkeens, papads etc, Decrease stress levels, have proper sleep of 8 hrs.
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What diet plan should a high blood pressure along diabetic, patient should follow? I mean what should he must avoid and eat.

M.B.B.S. , PG Diploma In Clinical Cardiology
Cardiologist, Delhi
What diet plan should a high blood pressure along diabetic, patient should follow? I mean what should he must avoid a...
Great importance is being given to lifestyle modifications, because of definite benefits observed in patients who follow this. Lifestyle changes have advantages not only in the control of hypertension, but also in the management of dyslipidemia and diabetes. In a prehypertensive individual, the following things have to be taken care of: 1) Tobacco: While the major effects of tobacco are in the development of atherosclerotic heart disease, its role in the management of hypertension cannot be forgotten. The pressure effect of tobacco is so strong that the blood pressure comes down immediately after stoppage of smoking. Tobacco is one of the agents that induce clustering of risk factors. 2) Body weight: Lowering of excess body weight can lower blood pressure. In one of the studies, it was found that decrease of 1 kg of body weight is associated with an average fall of 1.6 mmHg. Indeed, in many instances, it would be possible to discontinue medications after effective weight control. 3) Dietary Sodium: Restriction of dietary sodium is one of the most useful methods of controlling hypertension. This fact should be emphasized, because of the increasing use of fast foods, which have high salt content. It is admitted that it cannot be achieved easily. Norman Kaplan, a renowned cardiologist, gives the following practical suggestions. Do not add salt during cooking or at the table. Sodium consumption should be less than 1500 mg per day, an average individual consumes 8 to 10 times more sodium than required. If salt is desired, add half sodium and half potassium chloride preparations. Avoid fast foods. Be careful about the sodium content of some medications and specifically read the labels indicating sodium content in your food. 4) Alcohol: Alcohol consumption of more than 30 mL of ethanol is found to increase blood pressure. Hence, moderation is recommended. One of the major hazards of drinking is the usual associated consumption of high salt savories, which is an unseen source of salt. Instead, use less salted food. 5) Exercise: Regular physical exercise has been found to induce reduction in blood pressure. Strenuous exercise should be done 45 minutes a day for at least six days a week. As for your diabetes your diet should consist of 60% carbohydrate 30% protein and rest fats you should take only carbohydrates with low glycemic index.
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What is initial stage of high blood pressure and blood sugar? And how we protected our self from those diseases?

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General Physician, Mumbai
What is initial stage of high blood pressure and blood sugar? And how we protected our self from those diseases?
Dear lybrate user, the initial stages of type 2 diabetes & blood pressure are known as pre-diabetes and pre-hypertension. The most important fact one needs to keep in mind is that these are predominantly lifestyle disorders hence one needs to lead a healthy lifestyle in order to prevent these. The following tips could be useful: - Sleep well for at least 6-7 hrs everyday - Eat small meals at regular timings everyday, eat well balanced meals. Do not skip your meals. - Avoid eating outside food very frequently (once a week should be fine) - Reduce the amount of salt you take in a day, and preserved/ processed foods (pickles, papad, ready to eat meals, etc) - Avoid too much of coffee, tea, alcohol and stop smoking or taking tobacco - Exercise everyday starting with 20 mins and increasing it to 1 hr (any form like walking, running, swimming, weight training, or even a mix if fine as long as you do it consistently everyday) - Do not take stress about issues, be positive and try to be happy - In case you have a family history, regular check-ups wih your family physician is preferable Though many of these might seem difficult to follow in one go, but slowly you could adopt these measures, which will help you remain healthy and reduce the likelihood of you developing these cardiovascular disorders. Take care!

Hi I am suffering from pain near my chest to back side of my right hand from tomorrow, I feel my motion is not clear from yesterday .i have taken some medicine from relief of gas ,but there no relief in pain. Please help to get relief.

International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath,
Hi I am suffering from pain near my chest to back side of my right hand from tomorrow, I feel my motion is not clear ...
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Hello doctor, My mother had pneumonia when she was in her teens. But now she is 55 n she feels pain in her veins and chest also. She told me that it started after phenomena. When she covers her body with blanket, then the pain stops due to warmth. Can you please tell that what could be done?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Hello doctor, My mother had pneumonia when she was in her teens. But now she is 55 n she feels pain in her veins and ...
Give her a dose of pneumovac- 23 vaccine to prevent another episode of pneumonia. The pneumcoccus is a normal inhabitant bacteria in our throat area but may cause disease when immunity is low. She had suffered once. So she had that susceptibility. Otherwise it is recommended for everyone above 65 years. Coming to her present symptom it is difficult to connect with her past affliction. Please get her checked by your family physician.
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At age 28, when I randomly went for a health check up. I was bit surprised and shocked. My BP was on a higher side. 160+ / 84+ Doctor advised me for a detailed investigation/diagnosis of it frm a specialty hospital. My question here is what are the reason to have such BP at dis age ? I don't have any major health issues till now. What do I need to control this from now on ? What diet should I follow and what do I need to overcome this ? Please advise.

B.Sc.- Food & Nutrition, M.Sc- Food Science & Nutrition, NET (LS)
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Kolkata
At age 28, when I randomly went for a health check up. I was bit surprised and shocked. My BP was on a higher side. 1...
It might be hereditary if your parents or grandparents were hypertensive. It may also be caused by smoking/ obesity/ high intake of salt & processed foods/stress. 1. have 1 coconut water daily (without cream) 2. Replace your salt with rock salt & tata salt lite 3. Avoid table salt, processed & ready to eat, canned foods 4. Restrict egg intake to 2 times a week 5. Cut down salt in cooking, use flavour enhancers like lemon, vinegar, herbs, spices, condiments 6. Do some sort of exercise daily (brisk walk/ yoga) & be physically active 7. Have a positive attitude & reduce stress via meditation
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I am 67 years old and active through my assignments as trainer for bankers. I have been operated for heart surgery in 2008. Some times I feel fatigue and weakness in nerve system. Please let me know some homeopathic medicine for the purpose. I am taking following medicines regularly: Ecosprin AV 75, Nexito forte and Losakar 50 only once in a day at night before sleep for last 8 years. My food is very simple with no ghee except using olive oil. Morning walk for 2-3 Km in 30 to 40 minutes.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I am 67 years old and active through my assignments as trainer for bankers. I have been operated for heart surgery in...
You should avoid fats and carbohydrates from your diet. Eat more vegetables and fruits like apple, pomegranate, papaya etc. You may even go for an ecg and echo. Meanwhile, you may take crategus q and mix 8-10 drops of that into 1/4th cup of water thrice a day for 15 days. Comeback and consult me if your health doesn't improve.
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I am suffering from high bp after my baby birth. She is now 3 month old. I am taking eslo 5 mg daily. Is it possible to bring my pressure normal without medicine. How long time it will take.

Ph. D - Cardiology, FACC, DM - Cardiology, FRCP, MD - Medicine
Cardiologist, Kanpur
I am suffering from high bp after my baby birth. She is now 3 month old. I am taking eslo 5 mg daily. Is it possible ...
usually pregnancy related high BP becomes normal in a few months time you can stop eslo and see. if it remains normal you can discontinue it
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Treatment of Coronary Artery Disease

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I have acidity problem and due to that it seems my left hand and chest pains at times Please suggest measures on how to avoid acidic issues.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I have acidity problem and due to that it seems my left hand and chest pains at times
Please suggest measures on how ...
1.Take bland diet, Avoid foods which cause acidity like spicy, oily, fatty and junk foods, onion, garlic, citrus fruit, tomato etc 2..Have proper Breakfast, Don’t skip or postpone your meal, Take home made food, Avoid food and water from outside, 3.Eat smaller meals at frequent intervals like 5-6 meals per day, and don't overeat. 4.Drink plenty of water. Take your meal regularly and timely. Avoid fasting, Don’t skip your breakfast. 5. Stop smoking, consumption of alcohol and tobacco, excess tea or coffee if you are having, 7. Avoid stress 8. Take one tablet of pan40 in the morning before breakfast daily for few days 9 Consult for further advice
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Hi, I am 25 years old female suffering from cold with shivering fever for last 2 days followed by headache and body pain. Having past history of low blood pressure of 100/50. please suggest.

MD - Alternative Medicine
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Hi, I am 25 years old female suffering from cold with shivering fever for last 2 days followed by headache and body p...
Hello, bc 11 2 tab 4 times a day for 4 days take rest, avoid cold drink, spicy n oily foods take only fruits, steam vegetable n soup for 10 days stay healthy - naturally.
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Has a pain in heart when tense. Twice bye pass done. Any precautions or r these symptoms of any other disease?

DNB Cardiology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS
Cardiologist, Mumbai
Has a pain in heart when tense. Twice bye pass done.
Any precautions or r these symptoms of any other disease?
Hello sir, based on the short description it would be difficult for me to help you determine whether the cause of the pain is cardiac or not. Considering the history of bypass surgery, it's best to rule cardiac cause of pain. It's always better to find the cause and than treat the same. No particular precaution to be taken, except continuation of medicine prescribed and an active lifestyle with healthy diet. For finding the cause: if you are physically active, a treadmill stress test would be the best choice. If not a stress echocardiography should be a reasonable alternative. The above test should be particularly done if the chest pain occurs when you exert (being tense is a mental exertion) climb stairs and if there is associated breathlessness. Let me know if any clarification needed and I would be happy to help. Regards
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I am a 33 year old male from lucknow and wanted to ask you what are the symptoms of high blood pressure and cholesterol. What precautions should I take to avoid these?

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
I am a 33 year old male from lucknow and wanted to ask you what are the symptoms of high blood pressure and cholester...
Hypertension is asymptomatic (without symptoms) but in some cases symptoms are seen which are given below: * Headache * Vertigo * Lack of sleep * red eyes * Anger comes easily * Bodyache * Swelling occurs on below knee and foot Dear, To control or maintain BP normal there are some instructions are given below: •Do not take salt in high amount or try to avoid it because high sodium level increase BP. • Eat less amount of pickle and fast food, fast food contain high sodium. • Avoid drinking alcohol and smoking. • Take less amount of coffee and tea both increase BP. • Drink 8 to 10 glass of water daily • Do exercise daily, running and long walk. • Take 6 to 8 hrs of sleep daily. Do not take too much stress. • Do long breathing pranayams daily for 10 - 15 minutes. It will reduce your stress level in your body. • Avoid taking too much fat foods such as butter, cheese, ghee. • Eat healthy diet such as green leafy vegetables, fruits. Eat an apple daily.
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Umbilical hernia noted with intra abdominal fat as its content and defect about 18 mm. Does this require surgery or can be treated with medicine. Also tiny left renal calculus in left kidney.

DNB, MBBS
General Physician, Pune
Umbilical hernia noted with intra abdominal fat as its content and defect about 18 mm. Does this require surgery or c...
Hello welcome to lybrate Lata. So you are suffering from umbilical hernia with defect is 18 mm. So I would suggest you go for repair. Its not possible to repair hernia with medication. Hope I solved your query. stay healthy. Revert back for any other query. Best Regards
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Coronary Artery Disease - 7 Ways You Can Prevent it

MBBS, PG Diploma in Clinical Cardiology
Cardiologist, Gurgaon
Coronary Artery Disease - 7 Ways You Can Prevent it

The heart pumps pure blood to all parts of the body through a network of arteries. These are thicker in the beginning and become finer and thinner as they reach the various organs. These arteries are lined by a layer of epithelial tissues and as blood flows through them, the heavier cholesterol / fat molecules settle down along the walls.

This attracts more and more fat molecules to settle down. This is known as atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). Over a period of time, the vessels circumference reduces and the blood supply to the target organ reduces. This impacts proper functioning of these organs and when this happens to the major organs like the heart, kidney or the brain, conditions like stroke or thrombosis or heart attack can occur.

This condition, known as coronary artery disease, is becoming a major cause of deaths.  While that is the bad news, the good news is that it is largely lifestyle dependent, and if steps are taken, it can be prevented, and in the early stages, the damage completely reversed.

Preventive measures:

1. Diet: A low-fat, high-fiber, heart-healthy diet consisting of Omega-3 fatty acids is recommended by doctors, especially to people who are prone to develop heart disease.  This also requires reduced salt, increased unsaturated fats, reduced triglycerides and reduced sugar.  Include loads of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, nuts and seeds and fish oils. Include multivitamins or other supplements after checking with your doctor.

2. Exercise:  Regular exercise in any form increases the efficiency of the circulatory system, keeps the cholesterol levels in check and helps in blood pressure management.  Exercise in any form is advisable, based on individual preference. A moderate physical activity of 30 to 45 minutes per day is advisable.

3. Smoking: This is one of the major risk factors for smoking, and quitting or controlling smoking is one of the best methods to prevent coronary artery disease.

4. Alcohol consumption:  While moderate alcohol consumption is believed to be healthy for the heart, excessive alcohol consumption is a strict no-no.  Binge drinking especially is shown to cause heart attacks.

5. Weight management: Check with your doctor on what is ideal BMI for you and work out a plan to keep your weight under check.

6. Regular medications: If you are on blood pressure or diabetes medications, ensure you do not miss them.  Keep a constant check to ensure your readings are managed well.

7. Watch out:  Ask your doctor if there are specific symptoms that you need to watch out and seek medical support if you see any of them.

Coronary disease is not treatable fully, but can be prevented and managed effectively to improve the overall quality of life. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a cardiologist.

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