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Dr. Prafulla Kerkar

MBBS

Cardiologist, Mumbai

1100 at clinic
Dr. Prafulla Kerkar MBBS Cardiologist, Mumbai
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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 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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I am 65 years old. I am regularly taking Statin 20 mg and ecosprin 75 mg. My gum are receding and bleeding.

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I am 65 years old. I am regularly taking Statin 20 mg and ecosprin 75 mg. My gum are receding and bleeding.
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning along with surgical, gum strengthening & advancement procedure. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash after every meals. Use gum paint for 2 to 3 weeks. Advance procedures can be done with laser. You may consult me in person. Dental tips: - visit a dentist every six months. Gargle your mouth thoroughly after every meal. Scrub gently to clean your tongue with a tongue cleaner. Floss all your teeth inter dentally & brush twice daily, morning & night, up & down short vertical strokes, with ultra-soft bristles, indicator brush.

Sir im 49 years old and had heart problem on 21st april 16 and doctor planted two stents in my arteries now im taking medicine ecosprin 75 and brilinta 80 tablet after dinner how long I have to take both the medicines if my all tests are ok and in range and if not than what will happen if I stop taking these medicines thanks.

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Sir im 49 years old and had heart problem on 21st april 16 and doctor planted two stents in my arteries now im taking...
Ecospirin and Brilinta are anti-platelet drugs. They prevent clotting of blood and need to be taken life long. If they are stopped the stents may get occluded.

I have suffering from chest pain during of several days two or three months and get many tablets and medicine in your thinking what I need to do for any type of relief.

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I have suffering from chest pain during of several days two or three months and get many tablets and medicine in your...
Although you are young, any type of chest pain is thoroughly needed assessment and evaluation by a doctor. I recommend you to adopt a healthy lifestyle

I am 22 years male. My beared dose not grow properly. How can I grow my beared properly please give some solution.

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Growth of hair (thick, coarse, thin, dense) is purely genetic, if your beard is scattered over the face at this age, then do regular shaving every day --- to develop coarse, dense hair. It will get set right within a year.

I am 55 year old male. I have stroke (TIA) last year. I am taking medicine for thyroid, BP, cholesterol and ecosprin. Please suggest me how lemon.

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I am 55 year old male. I have stroke (TIA) last year. I am taking medicine for thyroid, BP, cholesterol and ecosprin....
Try the following remedy it will surely help you Natural home remedy using Indian gooseberries: 1. Crush 4-5 Indian gooseberries 2. Place the paste on a sieve 3. Press the paste to extract the juice 4. Take 2 tsp of this juice 5. Add 1 tsp of honey 6. Mix well 7. Drink every morning Surely you will get results.

Which type of food helps to reduce fat and cholesterol?

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Which type of food helps to reduce fat and cholesterol?
Avoid fatty foods. Yoga asana such as padmasana, shalabhasana, and vajrasana are especially beneficial for people who are suffering from high cholesterol. For more details consult me privately.

Foods That Help You Maintain Healthy Heart

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Here is a list of foods that keeps your heart healthy:

Salmon: omega-3 fatty acids are very important for your heart to function optimally. Fishes such as salmon and sardines are rich in omega-3 fatty acids which lower the risk of heart diseases such as arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) and atherosclerosis (accumulation of plaque in the arterial walls).

Oats: like oats and milk for breakfast? congratulations! you are in luck; oatmeal has soluble fibers which help in lowering bad cholesterol levels. Just make sure that there is no added sugar in your oatmeal, as it will defeat the entire purpose.

Blueberries: blueberries are rich in antioxidants that reduce the risks of heart attack and also decrease your blood pressure. So go ahead! toss some blueberries in your oatmeal to get your daily dose of antioxidants which are such pre-requisites for supreme health.

Dark chocolate: this will probably bring a smile to your lips. Dark chocolates contain polyphenols, a type of flavonoid, which is very good for your heart. Dark chocolate is known to reduce the risks of strokes and heart attacks. Watch the portion size as no matter what its benefits are, dark chocolates are still rich in calories.

Citrus fruits: citrus fruits such as lemons and indian gooseberry are rich in compounds that lower cholesterol levels in the body. Tip start your day with a lemon juice and warm water. This betters your metabolism and also keeps your heart in fine shape.

Soy: lo behold vegetarians! (and non-vegetarians as well). Soy is a protein rich food that is so good for your heart. It also contains heart-healthy fats and fibers that help bring down and normalize cholesterol levels.

Tomatoes: tomatoes are rich in an antioxidant called lycopene, which is very effective in getting rid of bad cholesterol. It thus helps in keeping your arteries healthy and reduces the risks of heart attacks.

Nuts: nuts such as almonds and walnuts are rich in vitamin e which helps in lowering bad cholesterol in the body. Avoid nuts that come with added salt.
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How to control diabetics, cholesterol and blood pressure? details:- weight 87, height 5' 9", age 52.

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How to control  diabetics, cholesterol and blood pressure?   details:- weight 87, height 5' 9", age 52.
Every condition can be controlled by a good healthy diet supplemented by daily exercise and stress-busting activities like yoga, meditation, massages, laughter therapy, etc.

I think I have chance to heart attack. Because I have sometimes little pain in heart.

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I think I have chance to heart attack. Because I have sometimes little pain in heart.
On what basis do you think that it can be a heart pain? it can be simple gastric pain also. Just go for echocardiography heart and tmt test to get more clear, as I don't think it is a heart problem!

Sir I have neck, back and head pain. What can I do? Sir some time my mouth is smelling even I brushed my teeth what can I do for it. Sir please send your suggestion My heart is biting so fastly even my blood pressure is normal.

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Sir I have neck, back and head pain. What can I do? Sir some time my mouth is smelling even I brushed my teeth what c...
bad breath is associated with either intraoral or extraoral causes.... Deep carious lesions (dental decay) – which cause localized food impaction and stagnation Recent dental extraction sockets – fill with blood clot, and provide an ideal habitat for bacterial proliferation Interdental food packing – (food getting pushed down between teeth) - this can be caused by missing teeth, tilted, spaced or crowded teeth, or poorly contoured approximal dental fillings. Food debris becomes trapped, undergoes slow bacterial putrefaction and release of malodorous volatiles. Food packing can also cause a localized periodontal reaction, characterized by dental pain that is relieved by cleaning the area of food packing with interdental brush or floss. Acrylic dentures (plastic false teeth) – inadequate denture hygiene practises such as failing to clean and remove the prosthesis each night, may cause a malodour from the plastic itself or from the mouth as microbiota responds to the altered environment. The plastic is actually porous, and the fitting surface is usually irregular, sculpted to fit the edentulous oral anatomy. These factors predispose to bacterial and yeast retention, which is accompanied by a typical smell. Oral infections Oral ulceration Fasting Stress/anxiety Menstrual cycle – at mid cycle and during menstruation, increased breath VSC were reported in women. Smoking – Smoking is linked with periodontal disease, which is the second most common cause of oral malodor. Smoking also has many other negative effects on the mouth, from increased rates of dental decay to premalignant lesions and even oral cancer. Alcohol Volatile foodstuffs – e.g. onion, garlic, durian, cabbage, cauliflower and radish. Volatile foodstuffs may leave malodorous residues in the mouth, which are the subject to bacterial putrefaction and VSC release. However, volatile foodstuffs may also cause halitoisis via the blood borne halitosis mechanism. Medication – often medications can cause xerostomia (dry mouth) which results in increased microbial growth in the mouth.

My weight is very low. I am tall but I am very thin. My BP is very low. What is reason? How to increase my weight? This is my very serious problem. Sir please succession me this problem.

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My weight is very low. I am tall but I am very thin. My BP is very low. What is reason? How to increase my weight? Th...
To increase weight it's not important to eat a lot. It's important to eat healthy and maintain consistent metabolic rate. Maintain good metabolism by following this: 1 take fibrous fruits and vegetables 2 eat healthy stuffs. Quality is important than quantity. Take whole grains than refined ones, consume natural home cooked food than processed one, aerated drinks are a big no. Consume green leafy vegetables. Dairy products like cottage cheese, milk, curd, cheese in moderation 3 exercise is a must for increasing metabolism. Follow any of these remedies: 1 eat peanuts soaked in milk overnight in the morning before breakfast. 2 eat handful of raisins and green gram soaked in water overnight before breakfast. 3 consume cashews soaked in milk overnight in the morning.

What is the symptoms of happititas b and I have pain in my liver and chest and what should I do.

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What is the symptoms of happititas b and I have pain in my liver and chest and what should I do.
Jaundice, flatulence, dyspepsia, bloating, nausea, upper abdominal pain are the symptoms of hepatitis. Please get liver function test and usg whole abdomen done.

I am sanjay kapoor and take BP medication, I found my cholesterol is 206, can I eat garlic empty stomach help to reduce my cholesterol? I also have burning sensation in my feet, any remedies, I take bicassol and turmeric milk and it helps a bit, any better remedy with long term.

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I am sanjay kapoor and take BP medication, I found my cholesterol is 206, can I eat garlic empty stomach help to redu...
Hello lybrate user, - though you are taking right home remedy, the way of taking is wrong. - garlic is a good antihyperlipidemic medicine but it shld not be taken in empty stomach directly. - of course that might be causing burning foot. - so take lashunadi vati instead of direct garlic - avoid taking oily and heavy foods like cheese paneer - you need some brisk walk and adopt some yogasanas which really help you to reduce the cholesterol levels. Thank you.

Hi, I am having high bp @160/100. So any special diet need to be followed to reduce bp.

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Hi,
I am having high bp @160/100. So any special diet need to be followed to reduce bp.
First of all take a best medicine and with that reduce salt intake. Avoid carbonated drinks, street and out side food. Don't drink coconut water and electral powder for any weakness.

I am having chest aches for sometime. I feeling a crushing sensation and sometimes its hard to breathe. What could be the reasons for it? Is it normal or dangerous? I have no other medical conditions.

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I am having chest aches for sometime.
I feeling a crushing sensation and sometimes its hard to breathe.
What could be...
Dear lybrateuser, -at your age the pain may be due to stress, anxiety, sedentary life -do regular exercises like walking, running, cycling for 20-30 min, also do yoga, meditation & deep breathing for 10 min in the morning, keep active throughout the day -reduce stress by reading, listening to music, follow a hobby -eat meals 2-3 hrs before bedtime, avoid watching tv before bedtime for a peaceful sleep -get your blood pressure checked up.

I am diabetic and having b. P. Both are well under control. But I feel tired, I am not fresh in the morning, always feel sleepy. I have leg pain too.

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I am diabetic and having b. P. Both are well under control. But I feel tired, I am not fresh in the morning, always f...
Increase your intake of fruits and vegetables. Have protein Rich foods that will provide a sustainable source of energy. Eat and sleep on time everyday.this will regularise your routine

Please tell me sir what is the symptoms of cardiac arrest after the age of 50 for a male patient?

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Please tell me sir what is the symptoms of cardiac arrest after the age of 50 for a male patient?
Usually, the first sign of sudden cardiac arrest (sca) is loss of consciousness (fainting). At the same time, no heartbeat (or pulse) can be felt. Some people may have a racing heartbeat or feel dizzy or light-headed just before they faint.

How can I control lifestyle diseases like blood pressure, cholesterol & diabetes?

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How can I control lifestyle diseases like blood pressure, cholesterol & diabetes?
Mr. Lybrate-user, as you have stated these are called" lifestyle" diseases, meaning if we adapt a more positive and healthy lifestyle, these can be prevented. A healthy lifestyle means: exercising regularly, (everyday of the week, at least 1 hour), maintaining near normal weight, maintaining a bmi of 23 kgs/m2, refraining from alcohol, smoking, high fat foods, bakery items, pastries, aerated sweetened drinks, red meat, egg yolk etc. Also controlling excess salt intake. This kind of lifestyle is helpful in keeping those conditions mentioned by you.

Doctor recommended CAB but EF is 25% die to which bypass surgery couldn't be done. Doctors advised to wait for 10 days and discharged. Doctors feel that the EF may increase in 10 days. My dad is normal & stable. He is on a complete bed rest. All others reports like BRAIN, KIDNEY, sugar, BP, urine are normal. No gastric as well. He can breath properly. No issue as at all. Please advise on how to improve EF to at least to 35% to 40%

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Doctor recommended CAB but EF is 25% die to which bypass surgery couldn't be done. Doctors advised to wait for 10 day...
Hi. You have very well described your case, thank you for that. You just need to continue all the medicines as advised by your cardiologist and follow the fluid intake restriction as advised. Fluid intake restriction (total amount of liquids that you drink in a day) is very much important in patients with low heart pumping. Also continue complete bed rest. Nothing else has to be done specifically to improve ef. Take care.

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Restricting salt in diet can lower heart disease risk

Restricting salt in the diet can lower the risk of developing heart disease by 25% and the risk of dying from heart disease by 20%.
Dietary intake of sodium among Indians is excessively high. Among hypertensive individuals, lowering sodium is quite well established to lower blood pressure, but now it has been shown that reducing salt also has an effect on cardiovascular disease.
According to a Harvard Medical School study published in British Medical Journal, when people with prehypertension (blood pressure more than 120/80 and lower than 140/90), reduced their salt intake by about 25 to 35%, they were 25% less likely to develop cardiovascular disease 10 to 15 years after the trial ended. There was also a 20 percent lower death rate from cardiovascular disease among those who cut their salt consumption.
Salt restriction is best achieved by avoiding salted, salt cured and salt smoked foods such as lunch meat, hot dogs, ham, olives, pickles and regular salted canned foods, and other prepared foods, which often use more salt than homemade equivalents. Foods we would never think of as salty, such as breakfast cereals, cookies, and even some soft drinks often contain copious additions of sodium.
WHO recommends limiting the salt intake to less than 5 grams per day.
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