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Dr. Onkar Tarnekar

Cardiologist, Mumbai

1600 at clinic
Dr. Onkar Tarnekar Cardiologist, Mumbai
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My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well....more
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Dr. Onkar Tarnekar is one of the best Cardiologists in Malad West, Mumbai. You can visit him at Nirman Diagnostic Imaging Centre in Malad West, Mumbai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Onkar Tarnekar on Lybrate.com.

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Doctor, I am suffering from anxiety problem and chest pain, I am 44 years old F, my body is trembling. What to do ?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Pune
Doctor, I am suffering from anxiety problem and chest pain, I am 44 years old F, my body is trembling. What to do ?
Sympathetic hyperactivity occurs when you feel anxious and this often leads to the tremblimg, palpitations and head heaviness. Seeking help from a professional if self help tips don't help would be important and useful. Self help in form of sleeping well, eating healthy, exercises and regular interaction with friends and relatives would be useful.
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I have been suffering chest pain and breathe for the last one month. I have asked here and I was suggested to take steam and benadryl syrup. I took that but couldn't get relief. I feel dry cough, chest pain and breathe problem. Sometime not able to talk properly. Please be advised what what should I do?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I have been suffering chest pain and breathe for the last one month. I have asked here and I was suggested to take st...
1.For your age pain chest could be due to anxiety, stress, depression, 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. Takecrocin Advance 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, X ray chest and consult physician for advice and treatment.
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Role of Neurosurgery in Management of Stroke

MCh - Neurosurgery, MBBS
Neurosurgeon, Chennai
Role of Neurosurgery in Management of Stroke

A stroke may be called a brain attack. It may happen to any person at any time. A stroke occurs when blood supply to the brain is cut off. The brain cells become oxygen deprived due to the stroke and eventually die. Dead brain cells result in brain dysfunction due to which patients lose control over muscle and memory.

Strokes can be mild to life threatening and requires immediate medical attention. Stroke requires advanced care and should be treated by extensively qualified and experienced medical experts. 

Neurosurgery satisfies all the required clauses for treatment of stroke and accounts for being one of the best ways for management of stroke. Renowned hospitals have a dedicated neurosurgical wing and a team of neurological specialists who know how to deal with stroke the best.

Vascular Neurology
This form of neurology focuses on patients who have undergone a stroke or have experienced symptoms of stroke. A multidisciplinary approach is taken for the prevention of recurrent cerebrovascular conditions.

Types of stroke

  1. Ischemic stroke: This kind of stroke occurs when there is a blockage in a blood vessel, which supplies blood to the brain. This form of stroke is the more common. The underlying cause of this stroke is known as atherosclerosis, which is a condition where fatty deposits occur in the walls of the blood vessels and cause blockage in them.
  2. Hemorrhagic stroke: This type of stroke occurs when a blood vessel gets weak and ruptures into the brain. This is caused by two types of weak blood vessels known as aneurysm and arteriovenous malformation.
  3. Transient ischemic attack: This type of stroke is also known as a mini stroke. These attacks occur because of blood clots. The blockage caused is temporary or transient in nature.

Treatment of Ischemic stroke

  1. Tissue Plasminogen Activator: This is one of the best ways to treat ischemic strokes. This medicine is given to the patient intravenously. It dissolves the blood clot and improves blood flow to the area of the brain which is affected. The medicine should be given within three to four hours after stroke symptoms appear.
  2. Endovascular procedure: This is a process by which the blood clot is removed using a catheter, which gets inserted into the area of the blocked blood vessel. It helps in restoring blood flow to that area. 

Treatment of Hemorrhagic stroke

  1. Endovascular procedure: Several endovascular techniques and methods are used so that the weakening of blood vessels is reduced and less bleeding is caused.
  2. Surgical treatment: Different modes of neurosurgery may be undertaken to stop bleeding and for relieving pressure within the skull.
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I am 50 yrs of age. Now my blood pressure is 120/80. intake olmy a tablet one every day. Please suggest me what foods I have taken to reduce my blood pressure. With regdsrabi ul islam.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am 50 yrs of age. Now my blood pressure is 120/80. intake olmy a tablet one every day. Please suggest me what foods...
Hypertension Diet Drugs do not remove the cause, nor do they cure the condition. All drugs against hypertension without exception, are toxic and have distressing side-effects. The fast way to cure hypertension is to eliminate the poisons from the system, which cause it. Persons with high blood pressure should always follow a well-balanced routine of proper diet, exercise and rest. Meat and eggs cause blood pressure to rise more than any other food. The pressure is lowered and blood clotting diminished by taking a diet with a higher fruit content, lower protein and non-flesh diet. A natural diet consisting of fresh fruits and vegetables, instead of a traditional diet, is helpful in getting rid of the poisons from the body. A hypertension patient should start the process of healing by living on an all¬ fruit diet for at least a week, and take fruits at five-hourly intervals, thrice a day. He should take juicy fruits such as oranges, apples, pears, mangoes, guavas, pineapples and grapes. Milk may be taken after a week of a diet of fruits only. The milk should be fresh and boiled only once. The patient can be permitted cereals in the diet after two weeks. Vegetables are also good for a patient of hypertension. They should preferably be taken raw. If they are cooked, it could be ensured that their natural goodness is not destroyed in the process of cooking. Vegetables like cucumber, carrot, tomato, onion, radish, cabbage and spinach are best taken in their raw form. They may be cut into small pieces and sprinkled with a little salt and the juice of a lemon added to them so as to make them more palatable. The intake of salt should be restricted; in any case it should not be taken more than four grams or half a teaspoon per day. Baking powder containing sodium carbonate should also be avoided. Garlic is regarded as one of the most effective remedies to lower blood pressure. The pressure and tension are reduced because it has the power to ease the spasm of the small arteries. Garlic also slows the pulse and modifies the heart rhythm besides relieving the symptoms of dizziness Numbness shortness of breath and the formation of gas within the digestive tract. The average dosage •should be two to three capsules a day to make a dent in the blood pressure. There I an important relation between dietary calcium and potassium and hypertension. It is found that people who take potassium rich diets have a low incidence of hypertension even it they do not control their salt-intake. They have also found that people with hypertension do not seem to get much calcium in the form of dairy products. The two essentia1 nutrients seem to' help the body throw off excess sodium and are involved in important functions which control the working of the vascular system. Potassium is found in abundance in fruits and vegetables and calcium in dairy products. The patient of hypertension should follow a plan of a well-balanced diet in which the constituents of food should be approximately in the following proportion: carbohydrate twenty per cent protein ten to fifteen percent fat five per cent and fruits and vegetables sixty to sixty-five per cent. In this plan one main meal should be based on raw foods while the second main meal may consist of cooked foods. Meals should be taken slowly and in a relaxed atmosphere. Food should be well masticated as the process of digestion begins in the mouth. The dinner should not normally be taken late. TREATMENT CHART FOR HYPERTENSION A - DIET I. Juice diet for 5 days. Use warm water enema daily during this period. II. All-fruit diet for further 5 days, with three meals a day at five-hourly intervals. III. Thereafter, adopt the following diet: - 1. Early Morning: A glass of lukewarm water mixed with the juice of half a lime. 2. Breakfast: Fruits and skimmed milk. 3. Mid-morning: Coconut water. 4. Lunch: Steamed vegetables, whole-wheat wheat tortilla or brown rice and a glass of buttermilk. 5. Mid-afternoon: A glass of carrot juice or orange juice. 6. Dinner: Salad of raw vegetables, green gram sprouts and vegetable soup. AVOID: Meats, sugar, white flour, tea, coffee, condiments, pickles fried foods, and products made from sugar and white flour. Important: Restrict the intake of salt and use liberally garlic and indian gooseberry. B - OTHER MEASURES 1. Exercise, especially brisk walking and yoga asanas like pavanmuktasana, uttanpadasana and shavasana. 2. Hot foot immersion in case of high blood pressure accompanied with headache.
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I have a small lump on my back. I have been observing this since last few years. Earlier it was of pea size but now slightly bigger. When I rub lump with fingers then a fouled smell could be felt. Please advise me whether the lump should be removed by surgery and it may be cancerous. I am mild diabetic and high B. P. And take medicine gleminor 1m and Telsar 40, 1 tab each a day. Sugar fasting110-120, bp 130/85.

MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Delhi
This lump can be sebaceous cyst which got infected and giving foul smell. You should consult gen surgeon and get it diagnosed and removed as per advise. Do not delay it it can spread further and create a bad situation for you.
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I am suffering from high blood pressure. Near 110/170. Kindly suggest good treatment for this condition.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am suffering from high blood pressure. Near 110/170. Kindly suggest good treatment for this condition.
Hi, 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. take care.
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I am 33 year female married, by my recent test of lipid profile I got abnormalities in serum triglycerides which is 248 that is higher risk level, please suggest me how can I cure this, and what to do?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 33 year female married, by my recent test of lipid profile I got abnormalities in serum triglycerides which is 2...
Hello dear High triglycerides and cholesterol can cause atherosclerotic heart disease or narrowed coronary arteries in the heart can cause the symptoms of angina, when theheart muscle is not provided with enough oxygen to function. Decreased blood supply to the brain may be due to narrowed small arteries in the brain or because the larger carotidarteries in the neck may become blocked. This can result in a transient ischmic attack or stroke. Peripheral artery disease describes gradual narrowing of the arteries that supply the legs. During exercise , if the legs do not get enough blood supply, they can develop pain , called claudication . Other arteries in the body may also be affected by plaque buildup causing them to narrow, including the mesenteric arteries to the intestine and the renal arteries to the kidney. Change life style .do meditation,yoga, Go walk daily, do any one physically activity daily i.e.play any game., Avoid fast foods,oily foods,junk foods,alcohol,smoking,fatty foods, non-veg.,avoid stress,take plenty of water in day time. And 1 glass of water before bed at night. use flax oil, omega-3 fatty meal or cap., take .green veg., whole grain. Garlic,. Cod liver oil. Take anti cholesterol medicines .
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My heart is blocked 60%. My medicines is for whole life or any other advice to clear this blocking.

BHMS
Homeopath, Solan
My heart is blocked 60%. My medicines is for whole life or any other advice to clear this blocking.
Take cactus q + cratagus q. 10 drops twice a day daily. Homeopathic remedy. And hapdco tena card heart tonic.
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Hello Cardiac Doctors, We have been blessed with boy baby on 10-APRIL-2016, and my wife having congenital heart disease (Severe PS VSD), now here my question is that she is continuously feeding my baby through breast feeding so the continuous breast feeding may create any problem to her heart or not? Please suggest. Thanks.

PGD Maternal Child Health, MBBS
General Physician, Akola
Hello Cardiac Doctors,
We have been blessed with boy baby on 10-APRIL-2016, and my wife having congenital heart disea...
No, her ps and vsd, have got nothing to do with her feeding the boy on breast. Breast feeding is a secretory function of the glands mostly without any muscular action or increase in cardiac load, so she should continue doing so without apprehension. As far as her cardiac problem is there, follow the physician who has been treating her all the while.
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Hi I am 43 year old lady. I am suffering from mitral valve stenosis. My first valvoplasty was done in 1994. My second valvoplasty was done in oct 2014. After valvoplasty my mitral valve area is 1. 9 sq cm. I am still suffering from breathlessness and palpitation. Please tell me what to do.

BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Dear, valvular pathology should not be discussed online. You should consult a doctor face to face. Physical examination in essential before priscibe and advice. You have a homoeopathi option as alternative. Homeopathy has a drugs for mitral stenosis. Dr Rajesh Suthar
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My wife is pregnant now she is in her twenty first week. Her bp was regularly 110/70 now it gradually reducing as 100/70; 95/65; and now she has reached 95/60, what are its effect on her and baby and what she should do.

MBBS, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
My wife is pregnant now she is in her twenty first week. Her bp was regularly 110/70 now it gradually reducing as 100...
Bp drops in middle three months of pregnancy, that is physiological. But if she is feeling weak, giddy, check hb, provide good balanced food wth iron, calcium, vitamin supplemntation.
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I have high blood pressure and and anxiety crisis due to which my doctor has prescribed amlodac and paxidep 25 .I am under this medication for over 2 years .Is it safe ?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
It is safe but if it is first episode of anxiety disorder then i think paxidep should have been tapered down.
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I AM 41 YEARS OLD. I had heart attack on 11/ 7/2016. For which my heart was stop for few seconds. And I had inserted three stents on 12/7/2016. And my discharge was on 16/7/2016. And DISCHARGE diagnosis was as under : CAD : EXTENSIVE AWMI THROMBOLYSED SEVERE LV DYSFUNCTION I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WEATHER THIS IS CURABLE 100% . OR WILL I CAN FACE MORE PROBLEMS. AND HOW MUCH MY LIFE IS SAFE.

MD - Ayurveda, Fellowship in Cardiac Rehabilitation, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Yoga Instructors Certificate
Ayurveda, Bangalore
I AM 41 YEARS OLD. I had heart attack on 11/ 7/2016. For which my heart was stop for few seconds. And I had inserted ...
Hello. You have to maintain a very healthy lifestyle, proper diet and cardiac physiotherapy. This can not be completely reversed but you can remain without problem if adequate precautions are taken.
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I am feeling chest tightness n difficult in breathing and heart pain sometimes feels like vomiting, feels nervous Please suggest me to cure.

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 feeling chest tightness n difficult in breathing and heart pain sometimes feels like vomiting, feels nervous Ple...
Dear lybrate-user, This kind of symptom is seen with severe acidity and indigestion. Please drink plenty of water and chew your food properly. Also, eat dinner early so there is atleast 1 hour gap from after dinner and sleep. Monitor your eating habits and in one or 2 days you should feel much better. Regards.
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My open heart surgeries is done but my weight is over and sex is very down my age is 42.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
My open heart surgeries is done but my weight is over and sex is very down my age is 42.
Good to know that after heart surgery, you are not taking any medicine, but you are overweight. There is a chance of disease becoming worse, besides other things bothering you, you should be more careful about weight. Nobody told you after heart disease about weight? try it in simple way. Reduce sugars and sweets, fats, salt to bare minimum. Take more of seasonal vegetables and fruits plus eating according to constitution. Take more proteins like milk and curds. All of the supplements for proteins, reduce carbs, do take good fats like a spoon of desi ghee or butter and a katori of assorted nuts everyday to get protein and good fats. Eat a full meal of daal roti chawal once a day. Drink lemon juice and honey added to it on empty stomach every morning. Besides reducing weight it helps burn bad fats also exercise moderately. Simple walks as exercise, and meditation. Get back here after a month with some details about your heart disease and weight loss that should not be more than @ 5 kg per month.
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I am 32 years old and has undergone medical tests yesterday. My one of the test says I have 0 total cholesterol. What does that mean? is it good or bad?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 32 years old and has undergone medical tests yesterday. My one of the test says I have 0 total cholesterol. What...
dear ajay....never possible value of cholesterol..." 0 ". pl. cross checkup of your lipid profile.
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Regularly my body heat so how to decrease the heat? And how to less the cholesterol?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Regularly my body heat so how to decrease the heat? And how to less the cholesterol?
pl.give details about that your body is heating. and You can control cholesterol / hdl / ldl/t.g. and obesity by using following flax oil, omega-3 fatty meal or cap., take . green veg., whole grain foods, spicy foods, Use GARLIC in foods daily ,. Cod liver oil. Low sugar foods, low calories foods. Change own life style . do meditation,yoga, Go walk daily in morning and evening, do any one physically activity daily i.e. play any game., Avoid fast foods, oily foods, alcohol,smoking, fatty foods, non-veg., avoid stress, take plenty of water in day time. one important that is take 1 glass of water before bed at night. Because it protect from heart fail during sleep at night.
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How can I prevent heart diseases? In last few days I am feeling a pain in the right side of my heart. What would be the reason?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
How can I prevent heart diseases? In last few days I am feeling a pain in the right side of my heart. What would be t...
Heart is present on the left side of chest whereas you experience pain in r. Chest. So I think you are not clear regarding your question. But pain in r. Side of chest is suggestive of either a muscular pain, neuralgic pain or some chest infection. The correct diagnosis can be made only after physical examination. Through lifestyle changes like smoking cessation, healthy eating, exercise, and managing diabetes, blood pressure and stress, you can greatly reduce your chance of heart disease.
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I have chest pain since last one week what should I do to get relief soon. Please answer my query soon.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I have chest pain since last one week what should I do to  get relief soon.  Please answer my query soon.
It could be due to stress, anxiety and physical strain. Take paracetamol, plenty of water and restm if no relief consult doctor
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