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Dr. Nitin Gokhale

Cardiologist, Mumbai

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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. Nitin Gokhale is a popular Cardiologist in Bandra West, Mumbai. He is currently associated with Dr. Nitin Gokhale@Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre in Bandra West, Mumbai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Nitin Gokhale on Lybrate.com.

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Took steroids 8 months back then onwards severe head aches and chest or heart pains. Took medicines but not cured. Current test results are triglycerides 376, HDL 38, VLDL 75.2, INR is 1.20.what to do?

MBBS, DMRD, MD - Radio Diagnosis, FIIM(Ayurved), D.SC, Post Doctoral Fellowship of Institute of Indian Medicine, Ph.D
Non-Invasive Conservative Cardiac Care Specialist, Ahmednagar
Took steroids 8 months back then onwards severe head aches and chest or heart pains. Took medicines but not cured. Cu...
Dear Cholesterol is made in liver Food does not alter this. Light exercise meditations pranayam will help you correct all. Vm.
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Hi, I am suffering from anal fissures since 3 months. Had cabg 3 and half months back.

Certificate in Laparoscopic and Thoracoscopic Surgery, Fellowship in Paediatric cardiac Surgery, M. Ch. (CVTS), MS, MBBS
Cardiologist, Calicut
Hi, I am suffering from anal fissures since 3 months. Had cabg 3 and half months back.
Dear sir, you will need to take high fibre diet and stool softening agents to help you pass motion without constipation. It is advisable that you avoid constipation.
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I have a right hand pain sometimes. It is so severe, it follows up through the chest. I have checked up and scanning many times and the doctors nothing. What is the problem.

MBBS
General Physician,
I have a right hand pain sometimes. It is so severe, it follows up through the chest. I have checked up and scanning ...
You may be having muscular pain due somebstrenous exercise or muscular spasm you can have muscle relaxants like volini spray or volini ointments. Have plenty of water by mouth. Go for morning walk by free hand exercises.

Good evening Doctor! Is climbing stair case upto 6 floors few times a day any harm to heart? I am taking telma20 daily for high BP, most of the time reading is normal now.

ICR, PGDEMS, BHMS
Homeopath, Navi Mumbai
If your age is more than 60 and you have undergone any bypass surgery or any heart surgery; having frequently knee pain then do it in very slow pace. if none of above then do it without any worry. it will be consider as exercise.
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Atrial Fibrillation Symptoms, Types and Treatment

MBBS, PG Diploma in Clinical Cardiology
Cardiologist, Gurgaon
Atrial Fibrillation   Symptoms, Types and Treatment

We all know about the heartbeat, which is produced by the opening and closing of the valves in the heart, which in turn controls our blood flow. There is a regular pattern to this beat, and when, due to various reasons, it becomes irregular, it is known as arrhythmia. Atrial fibrillation, known shortly as AFib, is one of the common types of arrhythmia.

Why AFib: The heart has an electrical impulse system, which controls the opening/closing of its valves. Due to various changes, be it lifestyle, dietary, or regular wear and tear, this electrical system is affected and so the valves do not function properly. This leads to altered rhythm, and when it happens on the right side of the heart, in the valves between the two atria, it is known as atrial fibrillation.

Signs and Symptoms: It is not something which shows up as soon as the onset happens. It is a gradual condition, and many people with AFib may go for months with no symptoms. There could be general symptoms like fatigue and headaches. Gradually, more symptoms like heart palpitations, shortness of breath, dizziness, occasional chest pain, or fainting set in. It is usually when workup for some other disease is being done.

Monitoring the pulse or heartbeat is one of the best ways to keep a check on the condition.

Types: There are different forms of it – paroxysmal, persistent, and permanent. In the first one, there are brief bursts of AFib lasting less than 7 days. With gradual progression, symptoms are more frequent and last longer, converting into persistent AFib, which lasts longer than 7 days. If the condition is longstanding and the doctor (as well as the patient) have decided not to treat it, it is permanent AFib.

Risk Factors: The chances of developing AFib increase with family history, age, obesity, smoking, hyperthyroidism, chronic lung diseases, and sleep apnea.

Living with AFib: It is a longstanding condition, and the following precautions are necessary, which are generally heart-healthy.

  1. Quit Smoking: In addition to the multiple benefits of quitting, managing AFib is one.

  2. Diet Changes: Change to a heart-healthy diet with whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, increased fish oils, reduced fat, reduced salt and sugar etc.

  3. Work It Out: Get into an exercise regimen. Discuss with your doctor to identify and agree on the type and level of exercise. This helps manage weight and stress, both essential for controlling AFib.

  4. Manage Alcohol Consumption: Avoid excess consumption of alcoholic beverages. Avoid them completely if they trigger symptoms.

If you have the risk factors for AFib, implementing these changes earlier than the onset of symptoms can help delay progress and reduce severity of the symptoms.

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I'm 25 years old male and I have cholesterol blood presume and uric acid problem, but as I take medication for these and I have pain in my back chest and legs, I can't rotate my neck properly. My doctor said me that I have muscle spasms. My ecg that I have made several times where normal.

Homeopath, Noida
I'm 25 years old male and I have cholesterol blood presume and uric acid problem, but as I take medication for these ...
Hello, uric acid are main cause of stone formation in kidney or gall bladder. Avoid high proteinous food like chana daal, mutton chicken, palak, paneer. Cholesterol can be controlled, avoid having ldl oil n have hdl oil. For stiffness, kindly go for exercise but not very hazardous one. Rotate your neck softly. Homoeopathic medicine are beneficial in it.
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My heart beat very fast as a normal condition. What are the reason? I am 40 year old.

MD - Consultant Physician
Cardiologist, Kolkata
My heart beat very fast as a normal condition. What are the reason? I am 40 year old.
Anxiety stress is most common cause unless you have any cardiac disease. You first take anxiolytic medicine if not releived then detaile examination will be needed.

Hi, my age is 27 during my last check up with doctor my blood pressure was on higher side he suggest me to lessen the salt consumption, I also felt during my resent journey that my heart beat is fast. I want to know that how I can get rid of high blood pressure problem with too much medicines.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Hi, my age is 27 during my last check up with doctor my blood pressure was on higher side he suggest me to lessen the...
Dear lybrateuser, -to lower your blood pressure firstly you have to develop a healthy lifestyle & then go for medicines as once started you may have to take medicines lifelong -in diet avoid fried, processed & junk foods, have more of fruits & vegetables including green leafy ones, have low fat dairy products, have more of wholegrains like whole wheat bread/chapatti, brown rice, corn, oats, have beans, sprouts, legumes, pulses, flax seeds -restrict tea, coffee (1-2cups/day), salt, sugar -use olive oil, canola oil or safflower oil for cooking, consumption should not be more than 1 teaspoonful/day -avoid pickles, papad, fried snacks as they contain lot of salt & saturated fats -exercise regularly, walking, jogging, cycling, swimming, play outdoor games for 30-40 min, also do yoga, meditation 5-10 min daily -sleep well for 7-8 hrs at night, keep sleep & ake up time fixed -at work also get up every half to one hour walk around & come back -distress by listening to music, reading, follow a hobby -check bp on rising in morning (basal bp) regularly, also after activity.
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I have a chest pain also for 7 days. And feeling continuously vomiting.what to do?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I have a chest pain also for 7 days. And feeling continuously vomiting.what to do?
For pain take tablet paracetamol 650 mg with domstal and Get your blood checked for cbc, mp , widal , sgpt and urine r/m and revert back to us with reports
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Have severe dotted pain on right side chest. Since 2month. Especially during early morning and sleeping. Position under collar bone.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Have severe dotted pain on right side chest. Since 2month. Especially during early morning and sleeping. Position und...
1.For your age pain chest could be due to anxiety, stress,, Physical and mental strain 2. Avoid stress and strain 3.Do regular exercise, Yoga, Meditation, deep breathing exercise like pranayama etc. It will calm your mind, control your emotion and relieve stress 4 Avoid Alcohol, smoking and tobacco consumption. 5.Take paracetamol 500mg one tablet sos after food up to a maximum of three tablets daily, at the time of chest pain.6. Drink plenty of water and take rest.7.if you have recurrent attack of chest pain take ECG and consult cardiologist 8. It could be a myalgia chest due to muscle pullor costo chondritis. Apply volini geltion. If no relief, take X ray chest and consult doctor, hot fomenta.
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My bp is 160/80 I take olmezest 40 and prolomet xl 25 diabetic metformin500 od hb1ac 6.1 lipid profile normal advice.

MD - General Medicine
General Physician, Delhi
My bp is 160/80 I take olmezest 40 and prolomet xl 25 diabetic metformin500 od hb1ac 6.1 lipid profile normal advice.
Keep a healthy lifestyle, exercise or walks, whatever suits you, proper home made food, fruits, no alcohol or smoking, that will be enough.
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I am 54 years old with normal body structure 5.10 height and 76 kg weight have little high BP problem with increase cholesterol taking Telma 40 and Aztor 40 once a day. I am very active in sex and like the most but from few months I have less sex drive and getting wight gain on my lower abdomen area what to do.

BHMS, MD - Alternate Medicine
Homeopath, Nagpur
I am 54 years old with normal body structure 5.10 height and 76 kg weight have little high BP problem with increase c...
Raised cholesterol level indicates problem at two levels. First the level of dietary discrepancies’ were the cholesterol is raised because of excess intake of the food which are high in cholesterol, LDL, and low intake of HDL that is good cholesterol. Second problem may be disturbed lipid metabolism were you are eating right quantity of lipids, but the bodily metabolism is disturbed. So finally if you want to cure high cholesterol in the blood you have to approach two way, first by improving your diet, and second by curing the problem of metabolism.
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I measure my blood pressure reading very high in the morning. It reads 155/95. After comingfrom 1 hour exercise it comes down to around 135/83. Sometime I have headache in the mooring.

MBBS, DMRD, MD - Radio Diagnosis, FIIM(Ayurved), D.SC, Post Doctoral Fellowship of Institute of Indian Medicine, Ph.D
Non-Invasive Conservative Cardiac Care Specialist, Ahmednagar
I measure my blood pressure reading very high in the morning. It reads 155/95. After comingfrom 1 hour exercise it co...
Dear Please check BP with your family doctor daily for a week and then decide whether you have raised BP. If so then take proper medication. Vm.
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Hi, Daily i am suffering from high blood pressure and gas problem. What can i do?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Mumbai
Hi, Daily i am suffering from high blood pressure and gas problem.
What can i do?
Hi, ayurveda has great treatments for gas problem and blood pressure. You can go for the most effective panchkarma therapies named basti for gas problem and shirodhara for blood pressure. For now, you can have ramdev baba's mukta vati for high bp and tablet gasex of himalaya for gas problem.
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Hello, I am 25 year old man. I am suffering from low blood pressure. Occasionally I feel giddy and nausea also. I think I have acidity also. Can you please suggest me for diet.

LCPS, BAM&S
General Physician, Pune
Hello, I am 25 year old man. I am suffering from low blood pressure. Occasionally I feel giddy and nausea also. I thi...
First get you self checked thoroughly. Low blood pressure can suggest some heart disease. In diet, add 3 litres of water, 600 ml of lemon water with salt, 200 g. of fruits and some 20 g of chocolates ( yes, chocolates for magnesium).
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Dear sir, I'm not speak English properly I'm asking you hindi , 13 July subah 10 baje ko heart attack aya jiske bad hum unhe najdiki hospital research center m admit karya jaha ki doctor ne bola ki inhe heart attack aya h inhe icu m admit karna hoga doctor ne bola ki treatment se sahi ho jayega , jab 14 July subah 10 baje patient se mila milkul aram tha maine bat v ki to bole m achchha hu , phir 1 baje 2nd attack a gaya jiske bad unhe ventilator m rakha gaya jiske bad unhe 4 baje hos a gaya doctor se mile to bole ki inka angioplasty karna padega wo v operation k samya ye agar jinda rh jayenge to theek h to phir ye theek ho jayega , rat 10 baje inhe operation room m le gaye jiske bad rat 12 baje wapas icu m la rhe the , doctor ne patient se bole kaka ye log Kon h patient jabab diya ki ye mere 3 bete h aur 1 mere bhatije h itna sunne ke bat doctor khush ho gaye bole yar log operation ke bad 24 hours behosh rahate h lekin ye bol rahe h , doctor ne bole ki ye ab sahi ho jayege , 15 July ko 10 baje sabhi log unse bat ki to sabhi se bat kiye , lekin 5 baje 3 attack a gaya jiske bad unhe hos nhi aya aur Hume unhe khi achchhe hospital me le Jane k mauka nhi mila jisse unka heart transplant ya by pass surgery ho sake , rat 12 baje death ho gaya , Kya reason tha ki bar bar heart attack a rha tha. Please bataye

PG Diploma in Clinical Research, Diploma in Acupuncture, MBBS, College Of Physicians & Surgeons
General Physician, Mumbai
Dear sir, I'm not speak English properly I'm asking you hindi , 13 July subah 10 baje ko heart attack aya jiske bad h...
Heart attack ke pahle 72 hrs, complications bahut aate hai, bar bar attack aana, kabhi heart failure hona yo heart eka ek bandh hona. God give you strength to you & your family to bear this loss. God bless you.
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I was addicted to smoke n alcohol for almost three years. Bt now I decided to reform myself and overcome everything. Today was the first day of my running exercise. But After running I felt pain at the centre of my chest for 10-15 mins till I get normal. Is it something serious?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I was addicted to smoke n alcohol for almost three years. Bt now I decided to reform myself and overcome everything. ...
Not at all, but do not exert yourself all of a sudden. Initially, when you start any exercise program after a long gap, you will have aches and pains because those muscles that have remained passive for some time are suddenly being strained and therefore they will feel the pain for some time. But if you persist with a lower intensity until the pain eases up, you will find it better over time. Congratulations on your decision and keep it up under any circumstances.
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She have blood pressure. How to prevent b. P? How to give health education to him?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
She have blood pressure. How to prevent b. P? How to give health education to him?
1. Exercise regularly-------------------------- Regular physical activity — at least 30 minutes most days of the week — can lower your blood pressure by 4 to 9 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg). It's important to be consistent because if you stop exercising, your blood pressure can rise again.-------------------- If you have slightly high blood pressure (prehypertension), exercise can help you avoid developing full-blown hypertension. If you already have hypertension, regular physical activity can bring your blood pressure down to safer levels.--------------------------------- The best types of exercise for lowering blood pressure include walking, jogging, cycling, swimming or dancing. Strength training also can help reduce blood pressure. Talk to your doctor about developing an exercise program.---------------------- 2. 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.-------------- 4. 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.----
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I have a high blood pressure problem. What are general healthy habits to be practiced in life?

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
I have a high blood pressure problem. What are general healthy habits to be practiced in life?
Dear, To control & maintan BP normal these are best methods to follow:.• Do physical exercise like jogging, running or brisk walk for atleast 20-30 minutes. • Maintain your cholesterol level to normal & eat least amount of butter, cream or fatty things. • Eat less amount of pickle, salt and fast food as they contain high sodium levels. • Avoid drinking alcohol and smoking. • Take less amount of caffine containing coffee, tea or cold drinks because caffine causes increase BP. • Drink 8 to 10 glass of water daily • Take 6 to 8 hrs of sleep daily. Do not take too much stress. • Do long breathing pranayams (Anulom- Vilom, Bhramari) daily for 10 - 15 minutes. It will reduce your stress level in your body. • Eat healthy diet such as green leafy vegetables, fruits. • Take 5 ml of GULAB Jal added in a glass of water daily once a day. You can consult me privately for more medicine treatment and doubts.
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When I am doing hard work my chest is paning n I am taking medicine for it to cure it but it still not working n problem is increasing plzz sir give your ans fast.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
When I am doing hard work my chest is paning n I am taking medicine for it to cure it but it still not working n prob...
) chest pain causes 1. Heart disease 2. Stress, anxiety 3. Lack of exercise 4. Sedentary life style 5. Obesity (over weight) 6. Smoking, tobacco and alcohol consumption, excess tea/coffee 7. Excess oily, fatty, cholesterol rich diet, junk food 8. Hyperacidity, musculr pain 9. Heredity and genetic factor prevention follow the advice given below 1. Avoid stress and strain 2. Do regular exercise, yoga, meditation, deep breathing exercise like pranayama etc. It will calm your mind, control your emotion and relieve stress 3 avoid alcohol, smoking and tobacco consumptio, excess tea/coffee. 4. Take bland diet, avoid spicy, oily, fatty and junk food 5. Take paracetamol 500mg one tablet sos after food up to a maximum of three tablets daily, at the time of chest pain 6. Drink plenty of water and take rest. 7. If you have recurrent attack of chest pain take ecg and consult cardiologist.
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