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Dr. Prafulla Kerkar

MBBS

Cardiologist, Mumbai

1100 at clinic
Dr. Prafulla Kerkar MBBS Cardiologist, Mumbai
1100 at clinic
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Dr. Prafulla Kerkar is one of the best Cardiologists in Bandra East, Mumbai. He is a MBBS . You can visit him at Dr. Prafulla Kerkar@Asian Heart Hospital in Bandra East, Mumbai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Prafulla Kerkar on Lybrate.com.

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My age is 23 yrs. When I measure my blood pressure it is 155/90 most of time. But I have no symptoms of high BP like headache etc. What should I do.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
My age is 23 yrs. When I measure my blood pressure it is 155/90 most of time. But I have no symptoms of high BP like ...
Hello, Few lifestyle changes can help you in controlling and preventing the high blood pressure, even if you're taking blood pressure medication. Eat healthy foods. Consume more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, poultry, fish and low-fat dairy foods. Eat less saturated fat and trans fat. Decrease the salt in your diet. So, avoid eating processed foods, such as canned soups or frozen dinners which contains extra salt in it. Keeping a healthy weight, or losing weight if you're overweight or obese, can help you control your high blood pressure and lower your risk of related health problems. Increase physical activity which can help lowering your blood pressure, manage stress, reduce your risk of several health problems. Get indulged in regular exercising (if your doctor allows you). Limit alcohol. Even if you're healthy, alcohol can raise your blood pressure. If you choose to drink alcohol, do so in moderation. Don't smoke. Tobacco injures blood vessel walls and speeds up the process of hardening of the arteries. Reduce stress as much as possible. Practice healthy coping techniques, such as muscle relaxation, deep breathing or meditation. Getting regular physical activity and plenty of sleep can help, too. Monitor your blood pressure at home. Medication: Take Schwabe’s Essentia Aurea/ thrice daily which is a cardio-tonic which helps in maintaining blood pressure, improves muscle tone of the heart and narrowing of blood vessels.
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Sir/mam My grandfather is left with only 40 percent of lungs and now he is suffering from blood pressure at the ratio of 36 (low bp)-60 (high bp). So, please tell me the future consequences he will face along with remedies we have to do for him. Waiting for your prompt reply soon. Thank you.

Diploma in Cardiology, MBBS
Cardiologist, Bangalore
Sir/mam
My grandfather is left with only 40 percent of lungs and now he is suffering from blood pressure at the ratio...
Get 2d echo done to know the cardiac status. Yu have to find it out what is the cause of low bp. As you mentioned it's 60/30. He requires hospitalisation.
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May father problem hi B p & Dr. refer to angiography but my father is OK stable I decide is not process to angiography so I am write or rong.

MBBS, M.D.(Gen.Medicine)
General Physician, Chennai
May father problem hi B p  & Dr. refer to angiography but my father is OK stable I decide is not process to angiograp...
Coronary Angiography is done to find the exact location of obstruction to blood flow in the heart. ECG and exercise ECG should precede this. Ischaemic heart disease can be treated without angiogram if you are not prepared for any intervention like coronary stent or by-pass surgery.
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How can control the diabetes and blood presure?

M.D. Internal Medicine
Endocrinologist,
How can control the diabetes and blood presure?
You need to take suitable medicine for diabetes and blood pressure control along with salt, oil, sugar, jeggary restrictions in your diet. Eat nutritious food with complex carbohydrates, lots fiber in form of vegetables fruits, sprouts, nuts in your diet with regular exercise 30 to 45 minutes- walking,/gym,/sports activity/yoga.
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What we can eat a healthy food for our health and control cholesterol and diabetes? Please help me.

MBBS
General Physician, Kolar
What we can eat a healthy food for our health and control cholesterol and diabetes? Please help me.
a healthy control of blood sugars and cholesterol is not possible only with healthy food. We doctors advocate what is called as healthy lifestyle. Which is a combination of good food, exercise and a calm and healthy mind also. Now for healthy food, you need to have balanced diet. But if you're diabetic and have high cholesterol then you need to cut down your carbohydrate and sugar intake. I. E reduce rice, and eat things with high fiber like whole wheat, maize, ragi etc. Your protein intake must also be good. But instead of non veg which would increase your cholesterol, take egg whites, (the yellow part is very high in cholesterol), germinated pulses are high in protein. Also soya. Reduce or avoid fried food and junk food and sweets and carbonated sweetened drinks like soda, cola etc. Oil can also be changed to olive oil as it is low in cholesterol. Eat plenty of raw fruits and vegetables. Diabetics are advised to avoid bananas, mangoes, grapes, but apples with skin on, oranges and mosambi are very good. Raw vegetables and plenty of green leafy vegetables can be taken make sure you exercise at least thirty minutes a day. A walk of fifteen to thirty minutes after food would reduce your blood sugar almost as much as a tablet. Try to meditate at least ten minutes in a day.
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I'm a software engineer. I love eating chocolates and chocolate related items. I'm getting headache most frequently with vomiting sensation. I consulted doctor once for this. One doctor checked my BP and said I have to take BP tablets for a period. For few days, no headache, I'm able to do my work. After that again I got same headache. Once I take a deep sleep, I can get rid of headache. I consulted another doctor. He gave me a prescription for Migration and also for BP. Is BP really related to migration? How I get rid of migration permanently?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I'm a software engineer. I love eating chocolates and chocolate related items. I'm getting headache most frequently w...
Hello, initially you have to take medication for both hypertension and migraine. Later on try to maintain bp with some changes in your life style. 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. You should opt homoeopathic treatment for these issues to get permanent cure. Take rauvolfia 1x, 2 tabs daily morning empty stomach. Take mig aid, 2 tabs twice daily for migraine. Thanks.
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I am 39 years old and working lady, sometime a feel pain in my right leg may be long standing during journey from office to home and sometimes in back, pls suggest can I start taking calcium tablets and have high BP as well taking medicine for that as well.

MBBS
General Physician,
I am 39 years old and working lady, sometime a feel pain in my right leg may be long standing during journey from off...
Hi u can take calcium tablets continue ur BP medications and check frequently .alomg with calcium take potassium rich foods like banana coconut water.
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Whenever I journey anywhere at night by train. I feel sleeplessness and when try to sleep. Feel fear (ghabrahat), heart beat increases, , fully feel uncomfortable and unable to sleep whenever journey anywhere, , can you suggest me what can I do to in this situation? ? Whenever I want to close my eyes, , I want to sleep, feel fear, sleeplessness, please give me any advice.

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Psychologist, Noida
Whenever I journey anywhere at night by train. I feel sleeplessness and when try to sleep.
Feel fear (ghabrahat), hea...
As per your description of your situation, it shows that you have anxiety from traveling in train in night. This situation of yours may be because of that you associated some fear with traveling in night and it has become anxiety of traveling in night. Before planning for next journey, start one exercise at your home daily: when you go on bed for sleeping, before sleeping after closing eyes visualize whole situation in which you have fear, while you are lying on bed. In this process, you may have fear again but immediately stop your visualization, start deep breathing for approx five minutes and after deep breathing, start again visualization that situation, if you face fear again, go for deep breathing. Practice this whole process every day for at least ten minutes. I hope, you will get relief.
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I had a heart attack 8 months back, was diagnosed as ant wall mi, coronary angiography done was advised bypass surgery I am diabetic as well, latest rbs 270, hb a1c being 7. 8 I just do not want any surgery on me, can I go on without surgery, what medicines can take care of my blocks in lad and control my diabetes and improve my situation on long term basis

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I will advise you to start homoeopathic treatment alongwith diabonil drops (sbl) 20 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times a day 20 minutes before meals vincetoxicum (adel) 20 dropss in 1 glass fressh water morning empty stomach tonicard (sbl) 20 drops twice daily in 20 ml fresh water eat little every 2 hrly instead of full meals report after 2 months.
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I am 25 years old . Few days ago first time I was suffered from chest pain. It was too horrible pain I went too local doctor .he gave me some medicine i'm ok. Now should I go further treatment for it ?

MBBS
General Physician, Trivandrum
I am 25 years old . Few days ago first time I was suffered from chest pain. It was too horrible pain I went too local...
You maybe most probably suffering from gastritis or gastro esophageal reflux disease. You have to avoid spicy and fried foods. Also avoid junk food and fast food. If your problems are worse, you need to take an ecg and take medications.
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Sir im a TB patient I am completed 6 months treatment im feeling very weak in future it is possible to attack TB on mee? And sometimes im getting chest pain also. What is the reason.

DNB(Respiratory Diseases), MBBS
Pulmonologist, Jabalpur
Sir im a TB patient I am completed 6 months treatment im feeling very weak in future it is possible to attack TB on m...
If tb is cured by taking a proper full course of medicines (6-8 months) properly there is very less risk of getting tb, but yes it can occur again sometimes. For weakness its recommended that you take good meals daily containing fresh fruits and vegetables and also rich in good quality proteins like egg protein. Reason for chest pain needs further checking.
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Wath are the precautions of infection and it's medicine for the injury in internal body like heart infection.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Wath are the precautions of infection and it's medicine for the injury in internal body like heart infection.
Cannot be answered through this forum , Things can be generalized but not cardiac problems where infection is within the body, You need to consult a doctor who may do some tests and prescribe medicines accordingly.
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I am 65 years old. I have 2 blocks in my heart .Please advice.

Diploma in Family Medicine, Fellowship in Diabetology, Diploma in Diabetology, FCCP, MBBS
General Physician,
Since you have a shooting pain down the arm it is unstable angina. You need to consult a cardiologist and proceed on to bypass surgery. Medications will not help for a long time. Do not be afraid of surgery.
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My Wife age is 31 years , suffering with Thyroid THS>150 from last 6mnts kindly suggest , she is consuming thyroxine sodium tablets 100 mcg from last 6mnts , currently Dr. Suggested for 150 mcg.

MS - ENT,MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Kolkata
My Wife age is 31 years , suffering with Thyroid THS>150 from last 6mnts kindly suggest , she is consuming thyroxine ...
First : medicines are mandatory.  Otherwise you might have weight gain, muscle ache, sleep and anxiety issues as well as reproductive  and cardiac issues later. You need to get an USG neck done  and an FNAC USG guided of thyroid gland. FT3/FT4/TSH  If you have already done these tests Share on Lybrate I can help you better. Any history of alcohol  intake /fatty food /sugary food How much exercise do you get done every day? Ideally you should be doing a good mix of cardio ,weights and crossfit  exercises to keep you healthy Together  with a balanced diet with optimum  healthy fat protein and carbs.  Avoid  deep fried fatty food and fast food. No soft drinks /sugary drinks. I am outlining  food you should avoid or restrict in Hypothyroidism. It's important  you maintain  your body weight exercise regularly. Weight gain increases thyroid hormone requirements.  Avoid cruciferous   group of veggies  like cabbage and broccoli. Avoid soya bean in all forms. No soya ,nugget, chunk,tofu or milk. Limit their intake: Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, turnips, and bok choy. Cooking the vegetables can reduce the effect that cruciferous vegetables have on the thyroid gland. Limiting your intake to 5 ounces a day appears to have no adverse effect on thyroid function. Decrease gluten  intake from processed  food. Always try whole grain varieties of cereals which is rich in fibres and help improve  bowels (Take your thyroid replacement  medicine several hours before or several hours after food rich in fibres .Otherwise problem  with absorption  of hormone. 20 to 35 gram of fibres daily from all sources. Avoid excessive fatty (deep fried) and sugary food as hypothyroidism  causes your metabolism  to slow down &weight gain. Avoid highly salted food, chips,pickles, sauces as they contain  large amount of sodium .Hypothyroidism  puts you at risk of high BP and excess sodium in salt aggravates Coffee  in excess. And coffee with thyroid hormone  replacement  can prevent absorption.  Alcohol. It is toxic to thyroid gland and prevents  hormone production and absorption. The problems of hypothyroidism  gets better with medicines, diet and exercise.  You will start  better as the levels of your hormone normalises.  Initially  you need to do the TSH test every 6 weeks till normal TSH then every 3 months Diet /EXERCISE/Medicines/Sleep/meditation :5 pillars of health needed to live the healthiest Hope this helps
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Hi I am 24, male staying in hyd. From quiet some time now I am having this chest pain. The pain is mostly there in the center of the chest. There is a point near my heart region on the chest towards the center where I feel most of the pain. Do suggest me what to do now. Whom to visit. I am a non smoker now. Last year I smoked around a couple of months. Also I am a mouth breather as most of the times my nose is blocked.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Hi I am 24, male staying in hyd. From quiet some time now I am having this chest pain. The pain is mostly there in th...
Dear Lybrateruser, - Your chest pain could be due to acidity - avoid spicy, fried & junk food, also restrict intake of tea, coffee to 1-2 cups per day, avoid alcohol & smoking - chew your food well, do not skip meals, have meals on time, have dinner 2-3 hrs before bedtime, have 4-5 small meals rather than having three large meals - have 8-10 glasses of water for proper digestion - for your nasal blockage do steam inhalation regularly 2-3 times a day - take tab levocetirizine, 10 mg, 1 tab daily in the evening - avoid cold fluids, have more of warm fluids like water, tea, coffer, milk, soup - avoid exposure to cold & dust- get x-ray paranasal sinuses & chest done to rule out any other problem like sinusitis, DNS & allergic rhinitis.
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I have heart pain since 2 day before.

MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist,
I have heart pain since 2 day before.
pl. take tab. ecosprin 150 mg hs, and go for confirm heart attack .test cpk-mb., take low fat diet.low salt diet.
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I am suffering chest pain due to accident case fell down from tree in childhood in this situation I consultant more doctors but they cannot did anything better as well as I did lot of tests but report is coming normal doctor says its my birth fault that you have pigeon chest type but I'm not agree with them I said one of them for surgery but he ignored now what should to do.

MB, BS. M.D
General Physician, Hyderabad
I am suffering chest pain due to accident case fell down from tree in childhood in this situation I consultant more d...
pigeon chest nothing to do with your complaint, any how u have tried by all means,now you go for alternate medicine try some homeao,and ayurveda etc,or else you try sincerely practice YOGA,PRANAYAMA brearhing practices regularly without fail Iam sure you will be benifitted taking on and off DOLO 650Mg
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Hi,I'm 15 yes old and I have a big bone right beside my heart and every time I breath it hurt. What should I do.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Hi,I'm 15 yes old and I have a big bone right beside my heart and every time I breath it hurt. What should I do.
Dear lybrateuser, - Do hot fomentation of the area three times a day - take a pain relief tablet after meals if pain is more - do x- ray chest to know the exact cause, consult a doctor.
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I am suffering from depression from last 10 years. Now a days I feel slow pain around my heart what should I do?

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
I am suffering from depression from last 10 years. Now a days I feel slow pain around my heart what should I do?
Depression always follows with anxiety and obsession. Happens because depressed people tend to sit idle for long time. Idle mind is devil's workshop. Sitting idle manifests obsession. Anxiety creates acidity. Acidity and obsession together creates many weird symptoms across body. I suggest one or two counseling sessions with psychotherapy techniques to cure your disorders.
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My Mom is 54 years old. She had blockage in artery as per TMT but the ECHO test results were not alarming and she is on medication with ECOASPIRIN-AV 75.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
My Mom is 54 years old. She had blockage in artery as per TMT but the ECHO test results were not alarming and she is ...
Being a homoeopath I will suggest you to take below given homoeopathic medicine for 2-3 years for improving the quality of life nd permanent removal of blokage. Essentia aurea gold drops (wilmar schwabe) drink 10 drops in 20 ml fresh water twice daily for 2-3 yrs.
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