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Dr. Prakash Ballani

MBBS

Cardiologist, Mumbai

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Dr. Prakash Ballani is a popular Cardiologist in Bandra West, Mumbai. He has completed MBBS . You can meet Dr. Prakash Ballani personally at Dr. Prakash Ballani@Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre in Bandra West, Mumbai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Prakash Ballani on Lybrate.com.

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I am suffering from dry cough for the last 2 weeks. I have chest pain when I cough hard. Would you please suggest me what should I do?

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I am suffering from dry cough for the last 2 weeks. I have chest pain when I cough hard. Would you please suggest me ...
Hello there, for cough, take 2-2 teaspoonful of pranacharya kasantak by mixing it in hot water twice daily. Sitopaladi, praval and tankan bhasm churna taken with honey can also bring relief. Consume this 3 to 4 times a day for relief from dry cough; you can also drink tea with basil leaves or add ginger and black pepper in it. Salted hot water gargling also helps. And stay away from cold drinks and don't take milk when having cough.
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5 Tricks that Control Your Blood Pressure, Naturally

MD, DTDC , MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
5 Tricks that Control Your Blood Pressure, Naturally

5 natural ways to control your blood pressure

Blood pressure rises with each heartbeat and falls as your heart relaxes. The normal blood pressure should be less than 120/80 mm hg. An increase or decrease on either end can cause various problems.

Here are some of the natural ways to control your blood pressure.

1. Having a diet low in sodium


In the event of a high blood pressure, curtail the consumption of foods that are rich in sodium. However, research reveals that sometimes it is not just enough to cut down on sodium in your diet. A person suffering from high bp should consume foods rich in minerals like calcium, magnesium and potassium as well to keep his/her bp in check.

2. Drink plenty of water and curtail the consumption of alcohol

In case a person suffers from low blood pressure, it is advisable to drink plenty of water as low blood pressure is usually accompanied by bouts of dehydration, and consumption of water can help increase your blood pressure. Also, health drinks, which are rich in electrolytes, help your raise blood pressure. But one should avoid drinks that are high in sugar, and abating your alcohol consumption also helps to quite an extent.

3. Burn extra calories and exercise regularly

Blood pressure usually increases with weight. Being overweight can lead to sleep apnea, which is marked by disruptive breathing while you sleep, which in turn condition can lead to increased blood pressure. Studies have found that weight loss is one of the most effective ways to control high bp. Regular physical activity is also advised to maintain a stable blood pressure.

4. Avoid long, hot showers

The hot water in showers and spas can expand your blood vessels, which can often lead to a drop in blood pressure. A common sign of this would be dizziness and fainting while taking a bath. Therefore, for people suffering from this condition, using warm water rather than hot water is advisable.

5. Completely avoid stress

One of the contributing factors of high blood pressure is chronic stress. Stress tends to affect blood pressure in indirect ways. Many react to stress by overeating, consumption of alcohol and smoking, all of which can increase your blood pressure. Try to know what triggers your stress and take steps to avoid it.

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MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
Cardiologist, Delhi
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I am a 19 year old boy! I don't know what to do but when someone comes and checks my blood pressure it suddenly becomes high as I feel anxiety suddenly. Please tell me what to do. I don't have any problem as such. I can run long distances without any problem.

PG Diploma In Clinical Cosmetology (PGDCC), MBBS
Cardiologist, Mumbai
I am a 19 year old boy! I don't know what to do but when someone comes and checks my blood pressure it suddenly becom...
Hello. This is called white coat hypertension. This does not mean that you have hypertension. Since you are active and no symptoms, you need not worry, relax.
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I'm suffering from idiopathic intracranial hypertension since I was 13 years old. I'm on diamox since then 500mg TDS. Does it has anything to do with stress? Cause this had been got to even worse conditions when I'm stressed out over something or any incident which shook my emotionally.

MBBS, M.S, M. Ch, F.I.A.C.S
Cardiologist, Chennai
I'm suffering from idiopathic intracranial hypertension since I was 13 years old. I'm on diamox since then 500mg TDS....
If you have undergone ctscan and mri of brain and they are normal and if your neurologist has said that no cause could be detected then you can continue with medicines and regular follow up. Meditation will certainly help.
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My father and grandfather are passed away by heart attack and now I am also scared is this will affect me too. can it be genetic

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
My father and grandfather are passed away by heart attack and now I am also scared is this will affect me too. can it...
Ya its genetic. You should avoid lazy lifestyle. Do exercise n walk daily. Eat healthy n simple food. Avoid junk food.
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When I jogging my heartbeat increase very high then I can't walk very long time what is reason for that?

Certificate in Laparoscopic and Thoracoscopic Surgery, Fellowship in Paediatric cardiac Surgery, M. Ch. (CVTS), MS, MBBS
Cardiologist, Calicut
When I jogging my heartbeat increase very high then I can't walk very long time what is reason for that?
How long have you been jogging, if recently started, as you are a young growing man, I recommend you slowly increase your activities. You should take short rests until your heart beat settles and then start jogging again. If this continues beyond one month, you should get a cardiologist to check you.
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My friend has BP when she is in tension she totally out of her mind she does not control her angry.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
My friend has BP when she is in tension she totally out of her mind she does not control her angry.
Hi there ~ anger can be managed by the use of relaxation techniques, pranayama and yoga. Meditation and mindfulness training is also useful. Sometime medications under the strict guidance of a qualified psychiatrist might be helpful. I hope you consult one as soon as possible. Hope this helps. Take care and have a lovely day!
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From past 3 days my mum is experiencing pain/discomfort focused in upper right abdomen. She's also experiencing discomfort widening in center of abdomen, center of her chest and left of her chest. What should we do?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
From past 3 days my mum is experiencing pain/discomfort focused in upper right abdomen. She's also experiencing disco...
1.Take bland diet, avoid oily and spicy food, 2.Drink plenty of water 3.Take one Tablet of meftal spas sos after food up to a maximum of three tablets daily 4.Take one tablet of rantac150 mg twice daily before food 5. If no relief consult
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I am a 46 year old male. Very active - all days of the week. Average of 15, 000 steps a day. Crossfit athlete. Run very often. Eat decently. Blood sugar fasting: 88, Post Prandial: 182, Triglycerides: 205.70, LDL: 134, HDL 42.5, Total Cholesterol: 237.80, Blood Uric Acid: 5.3. Is this what is called the metabolic syndrome? I'd rather try and correct the lipid profile through diet and exercise - I already get a lot of exercise. If I start medication, will it be life long?

MBBS, MD-General Medicine, DM - Cardiology
Cardiologist, Secunderabad
I am a 46 year old male. Very active - all days of the week. Average of 15, 000 steps a day. Crossfit athlete. Run ve...
Hi, metabolic syndrome is a combination of obesity, dyslipidemia, impaired fasting glucose and htn. You don't seem to fit into that category. Although you have not mentioned your bp your blood sugars are normal, lipids are little higher but you do not need medicatin at present. You need to maintain healthy lifestyle with regular exercise, good dietary habit (avoid sugary and fatty foods, take lots of fruits and veggies,), avoid smoking and relaxation.
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As per 2decho 1) Lv and rv appears normal in size with normal systolic function (LVEF-55-60%), e/o diastolic dysfunction. 2) No obvious significant valvular pathology. 3) IVC normal. 4) No obvious pericardial effusion. In the first statement that dysfunction part is not letting me sleep. Please help m I suffering from heart disease. My cholesterol is 192. triglycerides is 157. Hdl is 50.2 Ldl is 111.00 Vldl is 31 Ldl/hdl is 4. Please help me on first statement. Also is it due to my ecg shiw abnormal twave.

MBBS
General Physician, Ahmednagar
As per 2decho
1) Lv and rv appears normal in size with normal systolic function (LVEF-55-60%), e/o diastolic dysfunct...
There are two parts to the pumping action of the heart. The first part is called diastole, when blood collects in the lower heart chambers (right and left ventricles) as it is pushed through the tricuspid and mitral valves. Once the ventricles are filled with blood, the second part of the pumping action begins. The ventricles contract and blood is pushed from the right ventricle into the pulmonary artery and from the left ventricle into the aortic valves. This part is called systole. Diastolic dysfunction refers to when the diastole part of this action is abnormal. The ventricles do not properly relax and become stiff meaning they cannot fill with blood properly. The main causes of diastolic dysfunction are: Chronic hypertension Coronary heart disease Aging Aortic stenosis – the narrowing of a heart valve Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy – thickened and stiffness in walls of the heart Restrictive cardiomyopathy – where scars or deposits have led to stiff heart muscles your doctor will find out the cause.
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I get blackout sometimes like I feel my BP is low and wanted to increase my stamina during sex period.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Hi. Avoid stress, take few rest during work. Drink coffee once in day time below 11 am and after 4 pm. Take ginseng daily for best stamina and also take minerals/ protein / vitamins diets. Eat salad at lunch with meal. Do yoga also.
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Last two weeks I was on trip and drunk alcohol on regular basis but when I came back then gone through lft and lipid test and then my sgot and sgpt level higher than of normal range and its 85 and 90. And cholesterol level 190. What should I need to do.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Last two weeks I was on trip and drunk alcohol on regular basis but when I came back then gone through lft and lipid ...
Eat green veg. More fiber foods. Avoid fatty foods,junk foos,oily meal, drink plenty of water.take digestive meal . Syp. Aristozyme 10 ml thrice a day. Take tab. Charcol at night. Syp . Livoluk 10 ml at night. tests for constipation.. stool c/s, Examination of the rectum and lower, or sigmoid, colon (sigmoidoscopy) Examination of the rectum and entire colon (colonoscopy). An X-ray of the rectum during defecation (defecography). Avoid smoking/alcohol if you take.
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My mother is now in coma stage , she was affected 2 times by brain stroke n now her condition is too sensitive her GCS is E4VM5. She is now ice tube feeding n tracheostomy. She is taking all medicine still her condition is not improving. And always she is getting cough.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
This is something which cannot be managed on an online platform. What she needs is a good nursing care, you can certainly ask doctors over therecto add cough medications and to check whether its infectious or allergic cough.
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I have had 2 miscarriages in 2009 n 2011 in the past before that I had a daughter who is 11 now. Both the miscarriagestook placebetween thhe 13-17 weeks n the foetus had no heart best. What is the reason for this ? Should I try to conceive again ?

MBBS, DGO, MD, Fellowship in Gynae Oncology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
I have had 2 miscarriages in 2009 n 2011 in the past before that I had a daughter who is 11 now. Both the miscarriage...
Hello, before conception, you need to rule out the reasons behind miscarriage. So consult a gynecologist and get a couple of tests done such as tsh prolactin, anti-phospholipid, anti-body and lupus antibody.
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I am 17 year old teen I am suffering from low blood pressure what to avoid to eat and can I consume carbohydrates and vitamins.

Diploma in Anesthesia, MBBS
General Physician, Hyderabad
Low blood pressure on its own will not cause any problem for your wellbeing. so you need not worry much about it. at the most you may feel giddy when you sit up from bed and stand up from sitting position. to avoid that, those two movements should be gradual and not suddent. as for food, any type of food which is normally cooked in the house is good enough. you increase your salt intake. no need for any extra salt. as it is Indian cooking contains more than sufficient salt, so no need for any addition. Good luck
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I'm 24 year boy . My problem is that I think too much and I have big shame too due to that my heart get pain . Need solution.

M.Phil clinical Psychology, MS Psychotherapy and Counseling, PGDGC, MSc Psychology
Psychologist, Chennai
I'm 24 year boy . My problem is that I think too much and I have big shame too due to that my heart get pain . Need s...
Hi lybrate-user you seem to be suffering from poor self confidence and low self esteem, which is making creating lot of negative feeling in you about yourself. This seems to be the reason which keeps you preoccupied with any thing you do. The best approach would be to consult a clinical psychologist in your vicinity and under go psychotherapy or counseling as deemed necessary.
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I m 58, till such time no problem. Now blood pressure is 100 and 140. What precautions should I start to control with in limit. I m not taking any type of medicine. H K Kalra.

M.Ch. CVTS
Cardiologist, Ahmedabad
I m 58, till such time no problem. Now blood pressure is 100 and 140. What precautions should I start to control with...
There ways to control your blood pressure without medicines. 1) avoid stress. Try mind relaxation techniques 2) reduce salt intake to 5 gm per day. Stop papad pickle etc. 3) regular exercise walk at least half an hour every day. 4) start meditation.
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I am a heart patient and I have some time increased heart beat, is there any way to control that?

B.Sc(hons), Physics, B.H.M.S., PGDIT (software Engg)
Homeopath, Delhi
I am a heart patient and I have some time increased heart beat, is there any way to control that?
Do pranayam daily to control mind. Avoid tension. Medicine german reckeweg gelsimium 30, 4-5 drops orally, single dose morn, empty stomach mixed fruit juice daily evening.
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