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Dr. Prafulla Kerkar

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Cardiologist, Mumbai

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I have a pain in stomach, in chest and back bone. I m also very weak, what should I do. please advice

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
I have a pain in stomach, in chest and back bone. I m also very weak, what should I do. please advice
Hello, this may be because of acidity/ indigestion/ gas you can take(if no drug allergy): 1. Tablet Meftal spas one tablet stat after food 2. Tablet Pantocid 40 mg before food once a day for 2-3 days. And follow care advises given below. Avoid food from outside, junk, fried, spicy fatty food take home made light food like moong dal, Dalia, chapatti also tell me associated symptoms like vomiting sensation, loose motion/ burning sensation in chest or any other symptoms are present or not? so that we can reach diagnosis. Kindly see a physician for further management
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Hi doctor I am having high blood pressure and below are details 8TH April- bp - 150/100 pulse rate is 73 11th April- bp - 150/90. Pulse rate is 80 I am not sure why this there is sudden increase in bp. But need advise in lowering back to normal. I go for morning walk for 30 or 40 mins, thrice a week. Plus cycling for 1 hr once a week. Need advice soon. Thanks Sushil panchal.

MBBS, Dip.Cardiology, Fellowship in Clinical Cardiology(FICC), Fellowship in Echocardiology
Cardiologist, Ghaziabad
Hi doctor
I am having high blood pressure and below are details
8TH April- bp - 150/100 pulse rate is 73
11th April- ...
Blood pressure is the force of your blood pushing against the walls of your arteries. Each time your heart beats, it pumps blood into the arteries. Your blood pressure is highest when your heart beats, pumping the blood. This is called systolic pressure. When your heart is at rest, between beats, your blood pressure falls. This is called diastolic pressure. Your blood pressure reading uses these two numbers. Usually the systolic number comes before or above the diastolic number. A reading of 119/79 or lower is normal blood pressure 140/90 or higher is high blood pressure Between 120 and 139 for the top number, or between 80 and 89 for the bottom number is called prehypertension. Prehypertension means you may end up with high blood pressure, unless you take steps to prevent it. High blood pressure usually has no symptoms, but it can cause serious problems such as stroke, heart failure, heart attack and kidney failure. You can control high blood pressure through healthy lifestyle habits such as exercise and the DASH diet The DASH diet is a lifelong approach to healthy eating that's designed to help treat or prevent high blood pressure (hypertension). The DASH diet encourages you to reduce the sodium in your diet and eat a variety of foods rich in nutrients that help lower blood pressure, such as potassium, calcium and magnesium.
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Last night my mother have sudden rapid heart beat, Is there any big health issue or not. Kindly reply with cause & prescription. Thank you.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Last night my mother have sudden rapid heart beat,
Is there any big health issue or not.
Kindly reply with cause & pr...
1.Get her BP checked and ECG done 2.consult physician 3. Sometimes it could be due to stress and anxiety
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Rheumatic Heart Disease: What You Need To Know?

Non-invasive Cardiology
Cardiologist, Thane
Rheumatic Heart Disease: What You Need To Know?

Some people have a sore throat which they think will go away sooner rather than later. Well, while it may not seem serious, rheumatic heart disease means that it could potentially be! But, how exactly?

A sore throat usually comes about on account of bacteria affecting the region of the throat.

Sometimes what can happen is that the same bacteria can go all the way to the heart and damage the valves of it. This is very serious as the health of a person fundamentally depends on the health of his or her heart!

  • When a sore throat does not seem to be getting better even after about three days go by, the first thing which is to be done is to see a doctor. This is due to the fact that delays can result in the situation getting worse. As a result of this, treatment can get more complex. And who wishes to compound their own miseries, after all?
  • Children who are aged between five and fifteen years of age are at risk of rheumatic heart disease. Now, while it is true that children are likely to fall sick more often than adults as their immune systems may not be all that strong, a special eye is to be kept out for rheumatic heart disease. The general symptoms which a parent should look out for are a sore throat, a cough and a fever. The tough part is that these symptoms appear which a range of other conditions!
  • When it comes to knowing that rheumatic heart disease is what is affecting a person, a special blood test is taken and if there is a need, an ECG and some other measures confirm rheumatic heart disease. Penicillin is a wonder drug and it is used in the treatment of rheumatic heart disease, as well. It is the general form of treatment, in fact, and people with the disease are often put on a course of injections. This means that they need to have an injection every 28 days for a month so as to make sure that there is no further damage which can affect the valves of the heart. The importance of this cannot be impressed enough.
  • It is unfortunate that in many cases, people only discover that they have rheumatic heart disease once they reach adulthood. The valves of the heart may be leaking or significantly damaged by the time that the discovery is made. Is it not a lot better to save oneself from this sort of situation? If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Cardiologist.
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My father gone through with aortic valve replacement in year 1978 and 2009 Now he is having leakage in mitral valve Current weight is 125 kg Doctors advised my father to loose weight so that pressure on his heart can be reduced and leakage can be minimized. Looking forward for a veg. Dietitian to help with diet plan considering his present health condition.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chandigarh
My father gone through with aortic valve replacement in year 1978 and 2009 Now he is having leakage in mitral valve C...
Hello. You may follow the plan as given below. Diet Plan (Appx 1200 KCal) Early morning- Plain warm water Prebreakfast- -Fruits Breakfast- Curd or milk, one fruit and one toast or oats, 30g Add 2 egg whites as well 10-12 G tea and  nuts 12 to 1 Boiled black chana or sprouts Lunch-One whole wheat roti and green vegetable and curd or Destarched  rice, 2 katori and any dal, 1 bowl or Idli and sambhar or Plain dosa and sambhar 3-4 Lemon water again 5 to 6 Any seasonal fruit 7 to 8 lemon water Dinner- Any vegetable or dal, try to avoid any carbs like chapati or rice or Try salt free dinner for atleast once a week like, milk and oats or milk and egg white or milk and fruit 9- fruits.
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I am 52 years old having hyper tension since last 4-5 years, I have under gobe angiography in 2013 in forties hospital new delhi, which has normal study. I was advised some precautionary treatment and continued. My BP is running average 136/84 mmhg with electronic instrument. I found it increased to 160/88 yesterday evening after my post meal walking.

M.Sc - Psychology, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Kangra
I am 52 years old having hyper tension since last 4-5 years, I have under gobe angiography in 2013 in forties hospita...
nothing to worry...monitor your b.p daily for 7 days if on higher side then antihypertensives will be started..in the meantime follow lifestyle measures in the form of reduced salt and fat diet.. brisk walk for 30 min of the day
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What is a symptoms of heart attack? She have hypertension/ high BP problem as well as diabetes.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
What is a symptoms of heart attack?
She have hypertension/ high BP problem as well as diabetes.
Dear lybrateuser, -The symptoms of heart attack include pain, heaviness, tightness in mid chest or left side, pain can radiate to jaw, neck, left shoulder, arm ,back, giddiness, headache, profuse sweating, nausea & vomiting, fatigue, breathlessness -for high bp & diabetes she has to follow a strict diet & a regular exercise regimen, also restrict salt, sugar, other sweet food, has to take more of fibre in food mainly fruits & vegetables, avoid fried & junk food, keep body weight stable, reduce stress , sleep well for7-8 hrs at night, keep sleep & wake up times fixed, do investigations regularly as advised & also take medicines regularly on time as prescribed.
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My mother tested for hemoglobin A1c and it's value is 5.8%. What precautions she should take? It seems like she is pre diabetes. We also got her tested for simple diabetic test and it came out normal. She has high cholesterol too. Her total cholesterol is 235.

Dietitian/Nutritionist
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
My mother tested for hemoglobin A1c and it's value is 5.8%.
What precautions she should take? It seems like she is pr...
This is not a pre diabetes 5.8 is nornal sugar level. If you have in stress so avoid high carbohydrates food, excess amount of fat, salt and sugar.
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Hi, Is homeopathy better treatment for hypertension than allopathy? Is it lifelong?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Cardiology, Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS - Physician )
Cardiologist, Delhi
Hi, Is homeopathy better treatment for hypertension than allopathy? Is it lifelong?
There have been no comparative study between homeopathy and allopathy with regard to which is better for hypertension so far. But yes, in allopathy BP has been well studied and it is a common knowledge that Hypertension is a condition which can vary from time to time, age and a lot of other factors. It requires life long management sometimes with just life style precautions and at others with both medicines and life style changes. Medicine and precautions may be needed to be taken for life in quite a few cases. It is important to keep BP in check because it can lead to different problems and so it is advisable to seek treatment. Best would be to consult a doctor preferably a cardiologist, discuss your concerns and apprehensions and then starting with lifestyle changes and treatment.
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Taking 'flexon plus in morning and at night. But during noon pain starts again. I have no heart problem, kidney problem or any other such problem. Can it be taken one more time during noon? That means can I consume it thrice a day?

Bachelor in Physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Ghaziabad
Taking 'flexon plus in morning and at night. But during noon pain starts again. I have no heart problem, kidney probl...
Hi there taking flexing plus daily for long time can have adverse effects. Some of them are abdominal pain, kidney problems, skin rashes, itching, head ache and so on. So do consult your doctor or nearby physician before continuing the tablets daily and for long time.
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Which exercise will help me to control my high blood pressure ? My blood pressure stays 140 / 90.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
Which exercise will help me to control my high blood pressure ? My blood pressure stays 140 / 90.
You can go for following remedy it will help you 1. Take 1 tsp of dried watermelon seeds 2. Add 1 tsp of cuscus powder 3. Crush the mixture 4. Have this once in the morning and the evening 5. Consume for 3-4 weeks Causes: • Obesity • High salt intake • Alcohol consumption • Mental or physical stress This remedy will be helpful.
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I am not able to do sex properly .some times in good but sum times not able to do .I have high blood pressure is high blood pressure effect on sex.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I am not able to do sex properly .some times in good but sum times not able to do .I have high blood pressure is high...
Hi Soak 10 almonds over night in water. On the next day, peel off the skin, and blend the almonds in a blender with 1 cup of cow hot milk (or crush them in hot cow milk) and add a little bit of saffron, ginger and cardamon to it. Drink this every morning. Take pranacharya heman syrup 2-2 tsf twice a day. Take pranacharya heman capsule 1-1 twice a day.
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I am 30 years old and recently went for general check up.in found my cholesterol levels are high. What should I do for it to become normal TEST NAMETECHNOLOGYNAME SELFSamatha (30Y/F) REF. BYTEST ASKEDAAROGYAM 1.3:SAMPLE COLLECTED AT :100, doctors, jubilee hills, hyderabadThyrocareH. NO. 1-9-645, vidyasagar,Adikmet Road, Near SBH, Hyderabad-500 044TOTAL CHOLESTEROLPHOTOMETRY125-200 mg/dl 173HDL CHOLESTEROL - DIRECTPHOTOMETRY35-80 mg/dl 35TRIGLYCERIDESPHOTOMETRY25-200 mg/dl 247LDL CHOLESTEROL - DIRECTPHOTOMETRY85-130 mg/dl 103TC/ HDL CHOLESTEROL RATIOCALCULATED3 - 5Ratio 5LDL / HDL RATIOCALCULATED1. 5-3.5Ratio 3VLDL CHOLESTEROLCALCULATED5 - 40 mg/dl 49. 49NON-HDL CHOLESTEROLCALCULATED< 160 mg/dl 138. 5 Please correlate with clinical conditions.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Cardiology, Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS - Physician )
Cardiologist, Delhi
I am 30 years old and recently went for general check up.in found my cholesterol levels are high. What should I do fo...
Your Lipid profile is by and large normal, please follow lifestyle modification measures like daily walking for 40-45 mins, avoid smoking and drinking alcohol and eating healthy diet including vegetables, fruits and less fried and junk food. No medications are required at present. U can get it repeated after 6 months and compare.
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Sir my creatinine is very high. It is 4.43.but I do not have any problem in my body. Blood pressure is normal. No swelling. What should I do.

PGDHHM, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Sir my creatinine is very high. It is 4.43.but I do not have any problem in my body. Blood pressure is normal. No swe...
Get ur blood sugar, complete KFT , urine routine ,Ultrasound kub done to further assess the condition
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Since last 20-25 days saas meri phoolti h kabhi kabhi and aaj to thoda chest pain bhi huan 2-3 sec ke liye 2-3 baar whats the problem.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Since last 20-25 days saas meri phoolti h kabhi kabhi and aaj to thoda chest pain bhi huan 2-3 sec ke liye 2-3 baar w...
Dear lybtateuser, - Your problem could be due to excess weight, follow dietary precautions & do regular exercise to loose weight - have more of fibrous food in your diet including vegetables & fruits, whole grains, avoid fried, processed & junk food - do regular exercise like brisk walking, jogging for 30-40 min, also do yoga & deep breathing for 10-15 min daily morning as it will help in weight reduction & give relief from breathing problem.
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What diet chart should be followed for 55 years old female who has undergone heart surgery of strouts.

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Too much cholesterol in the blood can lead to cardiovascular disease. What you eat has a direct impact on your cholesterol level. In fact, a diet rich in fiber and other cholesterol-lowering foods may help lower cholesterol as much as statin medication for some people. Working with a registered dietitian and doctor is the key to develop and maintain a successful health program to manage it. I will inform you on how to make diet, lifestyle changes, make you understand instructions for taking medication because it won't work if you don't take it as directed. Consult privately for a holistic dietary therapy to solve your problems.
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I am 25 year old boy. I suffered from typhoid last year in the month of November. I recovered from typhoid in two months. Now I have no symptoms of typhoid but I feel so week and my BP is little higher 85/135. So what to do. And having pain onsternumbone.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
General Physician, Bangalore
I am 25 year old boy. I suffered from typhoid last year in the month of November. I recovered from typhoid in two mon...
Sir, you need to be examined for proper advice. You have not written bp reading properly. Your last line is not clear. Have you taken typhoid vaccine. Use boiled cooled water for drinking. Wash hands before eating. Take fruits and vegetables. Get back to me for further instructions.
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I am a professor by profession. I sometimes feel that i should be more energetic and active. i should act very fast and must have a strong, sound and healthy heart. I am a strictly vegetarian, never take alcohol or smoke. I need advise on how much to eat daily, what to eat daily and what else to do to keep my heart very healthy and sound. sometimes, i feel that i am not so energetic and become slow to act or walk. thanks and regards. i am nearly 50 years of age.

MD-Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Chikhli
It is very nice question. People ask after disease form . But your question regarding prevention better than cure. If everyone follow thos role not found need of doctors. Any way answer of yoir questions is eat on time at list three times in a day morning brake fast . It contains sprouts dot use biscuits, bread, tost, khari, phoha, etcetera. Lunch& dinar at fix hour . You will be healthy workaholic.
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I am 21 year old male. Due to 1 month practin and decdan tablets use .last year I have suffering from gastric and sharp chest pain problem. In upper middle of the chest during stretching and walking .I consulted from gastrologist. He said this is GERD. Then I take treatment of 8-9 weeks. And he gave following medicines. Nexpro rd40, librax, ciplar20, flumecor cap, cirrosam-400, prorad-z (sachet) hepxtra (liver tonic). I feel some relief but yet chest is still paining and heavy feeling. What causes chest is still paining yet .while I am taking medicines properly. What should I do I am worried about my health and it effects my study and daily living. Please help me. THANX.

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
I am 21 year old male. Due to 1 month practin and decdan tablets use .last year I have suffering from gastric and sha...
Homeopathy offers a selection of remedies for the treatment of heartburn and painful acid reflux symptoms. Homeopathy works by giving a tiny dose of a remedy whose characteristics are similar to those of the person who needs that remedy. The remedy stimulates the individual's own vital force, or immune system, encouraging the body to heal itself. Homeopathic medicine relies not only on identifying the symptoms of the disease, but on a variety of personality traits, the person's mental state and other characteristic symptoms a patient exhibits which correlate to any particular remedy. When choosing a correct remedy for the treatment of heartburn, all aspects of the patient must be taken into account. You can easily take an online consultation for further treatment guidance and permanent cure without any side effects
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