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Dr. Prajkta Joshi

Cardiologist, Mumbai

300 at clinic
Dr. Prajkta Joshi 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. Prajkta Joshi is a renowned Cardiologist in Mumbai, Mumbai. You can visit her at Parijath Hospital in Mumbai, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Prajkta Joshi and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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I'm 26 years and my ldl level is above 160. Should I start medicines? Or should I just stick to exercise and diet control?

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
I'm 26 years and my ldl level is above 160. Should I start medicines? Or should I just stick to exercise and diet con...
To reduce ldl level in body: * avoid butter, ghee & cream in your diet. * eat five leaves of kari patta and five leaves of neem once in a day. * avoid non veg food because it contain high fat content. * do not eat fast food and avoid cold drink. * do running and jogging daily for 15 minutes. Start with 5 minutes then increase time period slowly. Do morning and evening walk daily. * do not drink alcohol it harmful to your liver and disturb your metabolism causes increase in cholesterol. * add kali mirch (black pepper) in your breakfast. * drink 6 to 7 glass of water daily. * take sound sleep in night of 6 to 7 hrs. Do not take stress.
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My daughter age 8 months old with congenital heart defect, recently echocardiogram report says ostium secundum atrial septal defect sizes of 0.8mm diameter, left to right shunt. No feeding problem. Is it necessary for open heart surgery to close the hole now at these age?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Ranchi
Hello thanks for the query first of all I would like to know the exact size of atrial septal defect (asd. I think it should be 0.8 cm not 0.8 mm (as 0.8 mm asd will not cause any significant problem). The management depends on the following parameters 1) growth of the baby, 2) how frequent she is getting symptomatic 3) how severe are the symptoms 4) what is the exact hemodynamic finding in the echo (including pulmonary pressure) 8 mm asd considered to be large and chances of spontaneous closure is less. The weight and height you have mentioned is appropriate for age. Also I would like to know the margin of the defects. As on the basis of rims of the defect we can decide whether device closure can be done to avoid the open heart surgery. I request you to give detail history and to attach the echo report so that I better able to help you out. Regards.
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My 1 year 8 months baby is suffering from Ventricular septal defect with perimembranous extension. Gradient of 30 mmhg. Doctor has advised for open heart surgery. I want to know that open heart surgery is must in this case or not and if yes then how many days are needed in the hospital for the treatment of heart surgery?

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
My 1 year 8 months baby is suffering from Ventricular septal defect with perimembranous extension. Gradient of 30 mmh...
Yes it is a must surgery , post operative time depends upon the recovery , and your treating doctor knows best as to when to send less than 2 years old baby home
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Does radiation therapy to the neck and hypothyroidism cause the blood pressure to rise? After my RT last Dec, my blood pressure has elevated. Now after every meal (chewing and swallowing), my blood pressure elevates to 150/110. I am on Diovan but it does not help.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Does radiation therapy to the neck and hypothyroidism cause the blood pressure to rise? After my RT last Dec, my bloo...
Hello ,It may happen so,hypothyroidism may cause, Hypertension but after mastication and swallowing, if your BP is raised, u need to consult some cardiologist, soon.
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I feel giddiness sometimes, but when I check bp. It will be normal. May I know why this happens and solutions for that.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
I feel giddiness sometimes, but when I check bp. It will be normal. May I know why this happens and solutions for that.
First of all you should follow some basic thing 1. Avoid=hot and cold at time 2. Less the sugar as much as possible if you want to eat sweet take juggery which is black 3. Do not drink water after meal drink at the time of meal sip by sip up to 150 ml 4. Avoid late night sleep 5. Panchamrut parpati 1 tab before lunch and dinner 6. Audumbaravleha 2 tsp before lunch and dinner.
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Cholesterol total 222, HDL 39, LDL 160, n onhdl cholesterol 183 Uric acid 7.5 what is medicine for this.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Cholesterol total 222, HDL 39, LDL 160, n onhdl cholesterol 183 Uric acid 7.5 what is medicine for this.
Mr. Lybrate-user, your lipids particularly ldl I fairly high, cholesterol is ok. You need to control fat intake particularly trans fats and saturated fats. Avoid deep fried item, egg yolk, red meat, high fat cheese etc. Do regular exercise for over 1 hour a day. Similarly avoid alcohol, certain fishes like sardines, herring, haddock, trout, salmon, scallops, mushrooms, shell fish and organ meat as well as red meat for reducing uric acid. No drug may be needed at this moment.
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My husband is an diabetics patience he can drink milk at night before sleep and he also suffering with bloodpressure as well as cholesterol problem.

MBBS, MD, FAIIDR
Diabetologist, Vadodara
My husband is an diabetics patience he can drink milk at night before sleep and he also suffering with bloodpressure ...
Yes, diabetic person can definitely drink milk at bedtime. But remove cream portion from milk after boiling it.
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Dear sir, I am suffering from anxiety since 6 months, I am using beta locker tablet and depression tablet, now am looking ok, but I am getting some times chest pain. Would you suggest me how I long have to use these tablets. Does anxiety will stay for long. I am worried about that.

MD - General Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
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I am suffering from anxiety since 6 months, I am using beta locker tablet and depression tablet, now am loo...
Chest pain can be a symptom of anxiety itself. You need to tell your age and other risk of heart disease like diabetes, high blood pressure etc. If you are above 40 years age then you should get a ECG done to rule out angina I.e. Heart disease.
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Questions: What is the difference between hypertrophic cardiomyopathy vs simple physiological left ventricle hypertrophy? History: The ECG for my father (52, M) showed an abnormal r wave progression (early transition) and the printed ECG had the words "probable left ventricular hypertrophy" on it. My father isn't hypertensive, doesn't smoke or drink nor does he have weight issues. He exercises but not as excessively as a professional athlete (walks at a slow-medium pace for 1.5-2 hours every day). His resting heart rate is usually between 65-70. No exercise intolerance. The only symptom he has is a pain in his right shoulder that worsens when pressed (seems tender, no lymph node involvement). Given all of this, what is the difference between hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and plain LVH. As I understand, the former is a genetic condition but if someone presents with LVH, when does he/she have LVH and when does he have HCM because even HCM needs LVH (greater than 15 cm)? We've had no sudden cardiac deaths in our family that we remember (just strokes and one cardiac death as a complication of diabetes). In the same vein, how do we take this further? Do we need to schedule a 2D echo or something else (genetic tests?). Thanks!

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Questions: What is the difference between hypertrophic cardiomyopathy vs simple physiological left ventricle hypertro...
Lvh is usually seen in elderly people when they have uncontrolled hypertension and hcm is seen at a very early age without any history of hypertension and I will suggest you to get his 2decho done and follow up with reports and genetic testing is not required.
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My medical condition is I experienced very high Bp 220/110 3 months back. angiography showed no blockage, Pft test was normal. Endoscopy normal, 2 and 3d ecco tests normal. TSH Normal. Self physically active 53 years old. Cause of Bp still not understood. Are there any more tests required to be carried out to ascertain HIGH BP and breathlessness. I am on medicines for bp since last 3 months. No problem prior to that. I am also on diet control and consume rock soltution as advised. Still experience high bp in mornings in the range of 160/90. Pulse rate drops to 55 to 60 in the evenings.

BHMS, PGDM (Emergency Medical services)
Homeopath, Pune
My medical condition is I experienced very high Bp 220/110 3 months back. angiography showed no blockage, Pft test wa...
Hello Lybrate user. Carry on previous medicines as it is. U have not mentioned your kidney function reports. Go for it. Your lifestyle, addictions,alcohism matters in hypertension though your reports are normal. Do daily morning walk, Yogasanas.Avoid oily food .Low salt diet is essential. Good Day.
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Hello doc! I have a query to raise here as my great grand father have some sort of breathing issues while he fall asleep in nights, I hear hoarse voice while he respires and as he says he suffers sort breathing in sleep for 3 or 4 times in a row. Doc! please help me out of this and I will be grateful for this and efforts will be appreciated. His age- 7.4 medical conditions- recovered from multiple injuries in an accident. Stone and high bp issues. Please help me out doctor. Thanks

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), PG Dip Panchakarma, PG Dip Ksharsutra for piles,pilonidal sinus and fistula management , Post Graduate Diploma In Hospital Administration (PGDHA), Certificate in Diabetes update
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
Hi, the issue you share is sleep apnoea, its to be taken seriously as it reduces the blood supply to brain may be hazardous! in such cases you can try couple of instruments to be attached to nose may be helpful, as age ayurveda sure will resolve this issue safely.
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My grand mother 60 years old having h/o hypertension since 2 years presently using metoprolol and ramipril combination. BP is in normal limits. She's complaining of dry cough throughout day and night what is the remedy for it. May be it is due to ramipril. What is the best alternative drugs for hypertension for her. Can she use only metoprolol without ramipril. No h/o DM, asthma, strokes. Please help me Thank you.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
My grand mother 60 years old having h/o hypertension since 2 years presently using metoprolol and ramipril combinatio...
In ayurveda, Hypertension is referred to as Rakta Capa Vriddhi and it sees the vitiation of vata and pitta doshas as the main cause...take sarpgandha vati twice a day...yogendra ras...akik bhasm works very good in case of hypertension....avoid salty diet...oily food...lower your stress...do pranayama early morning....
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I usually sleep for 12 hours after that also I feel embarrassed is it due to my low blood pressure?

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
I usually sleep for 12 hours after that also I feel embarrassed is it due to my low blood pressure?
No dear, it isn't due to low blood pressure. For that you start doing meditation and yoga everyday in morning before 8am for 10-15 mins.
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Is there is relation between Blood pressure and Pulse rate? Is high pulse rate is an indication of rising Blood pressure? Suppose my PR is 65-70 ps, if it goes to 95-90 ps, should I think that my BP has risen?

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
Is there is relation between Blood pressure and Pulse rate? Is high pulse rate is an indication of rising Blood press...
Pulse rate & blood pressure are independent. If the pulse increase, it does not mean that your blood pressure increased. Blood pressure is the pressure of blood on vessels wall & pulse is the number of times the heart beats.
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I am 28 years male and have low bp. What should I do?

BHMS
Homeopath,
Homeopathy is probably the mildest and safest form of treatment available. There are many remedies for this conditions- crate, sulph, china, carbo v, verat, etc message complaints in details for to select perfect medicine for you.
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I have suffered with anxiety, feeling of heart beat, nervousness and sleeping disorder from last one month. Presently taking alprazolam 0.25 But it is very difficult to get sleep at night. However I have no any type of stress. Suggest me which is the best and safe between alprazolam vs etizolam.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I have suffered with anxiety, feeling of heart beat, nervousness and sleeping disorder from last one month. Presently...
Both are equally bad with negative effects on psyche. Stop sleeping tabs gradually as rebound effects can be worse than initial symptoms, every negative emotion surfaces. May be you do not need any medicines. Take a glass of warm milk with honey at bed time, watch soothing programmes on tv and listen to music, read good books. If day has been spent well while on the job, there is no reason that a person will require medicines to get sleep. Yoga and relaxation exercises do help reduce the stress & the stress in your case is that you do not get enough sleep. Remember some leaders at 65 + sleep only for 5-6 hours and work non stop for 18 hours a day.
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I am having high bp 150 since 1 month. I am taking the medicine given by Dr. But still it is not comming down. What food should I take or what to do to to normal it.

General Physician (AM)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Chandigarh
Try eatng lots of garlic. If you cant have it get it homeopathically allium sativum q,(biochemic) nat phos 30x, kali dichrom, avoid all types of fats and red meat. Treatment is available, safe and without side effects in biochemic system of medication. Consult me in private.
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I had a very hard sneezing two days back which caused sharp chest pain. The pain has spread to back and neck. Can it be a heart attack symptom.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I had a very hard sneezing two days back which caused sharp chest pain. The pain has spread to back and neck. Can it ...
It could be a muscular pain because of hard sneezing and is unlikely to be a heart symptom.However if you have recurrent attack of chest pain,Take an ECG and consult physician
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What is the basic reason behind heart attack?

MD Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician,
What is the basic reason behind heart attack?
Like any other part of the body the heart muscles also need blood supply, the blood reaches the heart muscles through blood vessels called coronary arteries, sometimes these vessels can get blocked and when the blockage is significant, the heart muscles do not get oxygen and this condition is called a heart attack.
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Control Blood Pressure With Ayurveda

MD, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Pune
Control Blood Pressure With Ayurveda

Hypertension is a condition where the blood has to exert extra pressure to flow through the blood vessels. While there is a genetic component to it, the more strong contributing factors are modified lifestyle and dietary changes. There are also a lot of environmental changes that have contributed to this new epidemic. While earlier people in their 50s and 60s would be diagnosed with hypertension, now there are people in 30s and 40s taking hypertension pills. Excess fat accumulation is the major cause of hypertension in younger patients.

There begins the complexity of the issue. Hypertension which requires medications to control it, they lead to side effects and bring in a host of other diseases like diabetes, and obesity which in turn bring in a whole lot of complications. A more easy way to manage would be to prevent and of course, after onset, look at how naturally it can be managed.

Ayurveda has numerous substances that have been proven to have beneficial effects in controlling blood pressure over the past 1000s of years.

  1. Celery or ajwain helps blood vessels to dilate and reduces concentration of stress hormones in the blood.
  2. Ashwagandha has a wide range of actions and improves the body's ability to handle physical and mental stress. This in turn improves blood pressure, obesity, and depression.
  3. Citrus fruits contain Vitamin C which prevents fragility of the capillaries (thinner blood vessels).
  4. Cow's urine prevents hardening of blood vessels and is of curative value in those who have blood pressure due to hardening of blood vessels. 
  5. Triphala which is a combination of amla, haritaki, and bibhitaki helps reduce inflammation that leads to blood pressure, thereby helping to control it.
  6. Jatamansi - By helping the free radical damage on the arteries, it protects the arteries and prevents cholesterol accumulation. It also is a very well-proven stress reliever and has additional benefits on hypertension.
  7. Arjuna - By helping the metabolism of the bad cholesterol in the liver, this protects the inner lining of the heart and thereby helps control hypertension.
  8. Calcium and potassium containing substances help remove sodium and thereby improve blood pressure.
  9. Natural herbs like Brahmi, Sarpagandha, Shankhpushpi, and Chandana are effective Ayurvedic cure and treatment for hypertension.
  10. Rasayana treatment from ayurveda is having excellent results, however everyone requires unique rasayan as per their body types.
  11. Watermelon helps in dilation of the blood vessels.
  12. Aloe gel, barberry, calamus, valerian, skullcap, gotu kola cayenne, myrrh, motherwort, hawthorn and jatamansi have all been shown to help manage hypertension over thousands of years.
  13. A glass of warm milk mixed with saraswat powder is also helpful for patients with high blood pressure.

These are natural remedies which were a part of diet since times immemorial. Including them in the diet, reducing processed foods, regular exercise, avoiding alcohol and smoking can be some natural ways to prevent and if required control hypertension. Stress is here to stay, but can definitely be managed with a little conscious effort.

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