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Dr. Pratiksha Ghandhi

Cardiologist, Mumbai

1500 at clinic
Dr. Pratiksha Ghandhi Cardiologist, Mumbai
1500 at clinic
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My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well....more
My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well.
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Dr. Pratiksha Ghandhi is a trusted Cardiologist in Senapati Bapat Marg, Mumbai. She is currently associated with Lifespan Diabetes Clinic - Lower Parel in Senapati Bapat Marg, Mumbai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Pratiksha Ghandhi on Lybrate.com.

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Cholesterol drugs: why keep taking them if my cholesterol levels are normal? Please tell me.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Cholesterol drugs: why keep taking them if my cholesterol levels are normal? Please tell me.
if your cholesterol level is normal. but for precaution avoid high cholesterol in future. you should be do tests lipid profile on every 6 month.you may take low dose of your medicines.
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I am 50 years old suffering from type 2 dm, blood pressure, cholesterol. Presently my sugar level is 170(fasting) and pp 230. Blood pressure is 140/90, creatinine is 1 9. Please advise remedy. male, 50 years.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Your dm is not controlled and there is impairment of kidney. Tell me how much is each medicine taken? you will probably need insulin/change dosage of the medicines and diet control. Read my article in health tips on hba1c and diabetes. You need to be constantly reviewed. Come to consult privately.
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Please give me some tips to manage low BP.

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist,
You'll need to make many lifestyle and dietary changes to manage your blood pressure. I will recommend several lifestyle changes, including: eating a healthier diet as prescribed by a registered dietitian exercising regularly with workouts prescribed by me quitting smoking losing weight I being a both a registered dietitian (rd) and doctor have been successfully helping patients with their problems through a holistic approach using customized therapeutic diet and medications. I will also suggest home remedies. Do reply back for private consultation for rx. Do reply back for medication prescriptions. Being also a general physician and registered dietitian, I prescribe both evidence based herbal as well as allopathic medicines complementing with dietary guidelines and home remedies carefully personalized for each individual patient.
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My dad has blood cholesterol 2501 and the age is 52 .what are the control measures for him?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
My dad has blood cholesterol 2501 and the age is 52 .what are the control measures for him?
Hello. You mean 250 mg/dL? It's slightly raised. High blood cholesterol is treated with lifestyle changes and medicines. There are few risk factors: Cigarette smoking High blood pressure (140/90 mmHg or higher), or you’re on medicine to treat high blood pressure Low high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol (less than 40 mg/dL) Family history of early heart disease (heart disease in father or brother before age 55; heart disease in mother or sister before age 65) Age (men 45 years or older; women 55 years or older) Food to be avoided: -Saturated fat which is found in some meats, dairy products, chocolate, baked goods, and deep-fried and processed foods. -You also should try to limit the amount of sodium (salt) that you eat. -Try to limit drinks with alcohol. Too much alcohol will raise your blood pressure and triglyceride level. Food to be taken: -Whole-grain cereals such as oatmeal and oat bran -Fruits such as apples, bananas, oranges, pears, and prunes -Legumes such as kidney beans, lentils, chick peas, black-eyed peas, and lima beans -A diet rich in fruits and vegetables can increase important cholesterol-lowering compounds in your diet. -A healthy diet also includes some types of fish, such as salmon, tuna (canned or fresh), and mackerel. These fish are a good source of omega-3 fatty acids. These acids may help protect the heart from blood clots and inflammation and reduce the risk of heart attack. Try to have about two fish meals every week. If you’re overweight or obese, losing weight can help lower LDL cholesterol. Routine physical activity can lower LDL cholesterol and triglycerides and raise your HDL cholesterol level. Medication: Homoeopathic medicine - Cholesterinum 30/ thrice daily for 4 weeks.
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I am 64 yrs og age. For the past 2-3 days I am feelin weakness in the limbs. About 2 yrs back I had undergone complete health check up. The following were observed slight low in proteins, borderline case of sugar. However after mediaction for about 1yrr I was perfectly ok. I do yoga for about 45 mins and also jog for 30 mins alongwith some physical exercise. Kindly advise.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am 64 yrs og age. For the past 2-3 days I am feelin weakness in the limbs. About 2 yrs back I had undergone complet...
Good to see that at this age you understand the true definition of health. Just continue with what you r doing pressently. Just go for following blood tests vitamin d esr vitamin b 12.
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Hi doctor my age 23 and my weight 85 kgs height 5'8 I have SVT PALPITATIONS Problem Now I want to start jogging it is safe to me or not can I jog or not.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Hi doctor my age 23 and my weight 85 kgs height 5'8 I have SVT PALPITATIONS Problem Now I want to start jogging it is...
No jogging is not safe for you till the time you reduce weight. Heavy body not only puts a strain on lower joints but affects the heart also by making it work extra.
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I took blood test recently. Nowmy doubt" HDL-cholesterol-direct--31. TRIGEYCERIOSS--413TC/HDL Choles--5.9 VLDL choles 82.6. What is meaning for Trigeycerioss? regarding Diabetes. HBAIC-HPLC--7.3. Lymphocyte--46.5- for this count 3.35. Basophils. Count 0.01. For all these above what is the problem. Then what kind of medicines I have to take?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I took blood test recently. Nowmy doubt" HDL-cholesterol-direct--31. TRIGEYCERIOSS--413TC/HDL Choles--5.9 VLDL choles...
you are suffering from high cholesterol..with any kind of allergy in your body. hba1c level is high mean diabetes is not under control. you can take tab. glimstar pm 2 before meal in every morning . cap. ecosprin gold-10 once at night. tab. levocetirizine-5 mg once at night. Avoid bad habits i.e. Avoid fast food/fat/oily,salty foods. Coffee, smoking, alcohol intake. Non-veg., take whole grain,oats,green veg.,plenty of water in day time, 1 glass of water at night before bed.
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I have a acute pain near heart which has been troubling me from ten days. What may be the reason for this?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I have a acute pain near heart which has been troubling me from ten days. What may be the reason for this?
Dear Lybrateuser, -At your age your problem could be due to acidity, anxiety or sedentary habit -do not skip meals, have meals on time, avoid fried, spicy & junk foods, avoid more than 1-2 cups of tea/coffee, chew your food well, have 4-5 small meals including snacks rather than three large meals, do not lye down for at least one hour after meals, have dinner 2-3 hrs before bedtime -have 8-10 glasses of water for proper digestion -do regular exercise like jogging, brisk walking, swimming for 20-30 min -take syrup Gelusil, 2 teaspoonful half an hour after every meal three times a day -if not much relief then consult a doctor as you will require investigations to be done to find out exact cause & its treatment.
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I have diabetics and cholesterol so how do I keep my self feet and healthy? What should I eat?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I have diabetics and cholesterol so how do I keep my self feet and healthy? What should I eat?
Mr. Lybrate-user, if you have confirmed diabetes then it is essential to start appropriate treatment with suitable drugs. Plus take a balanced but restricted diet, that gives exact calories based on ideal body weight, blood sugar levels and extent of daily exercise. As regards eating following points should be kept in mind: avoid sweets completely, avoid deep fried foods, junk foods, pastries, sweetened aerated drinks, high fat milk products and highly processed food products. Exercise daily for at least 1 hour, that will increase your fitness and give better sugar control. When in good control fasting sugar should be around 100 mg and pp 150 to 160 mg and hba1c% <7. If you achieve this you will definitely feel healthy and fit. With regards.
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I am 25 years old ,and I have always pain I n my heart, what should I take as medicine?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am 25 years old ,and I have always pain I n my heart, what should I take as medicine?
Chest pain causes 1. Heart disease 2. Stress, anxiety 3. Lack of exercise 4. Sedentary life style 5. Obesity (over weight) 6. Smoking, tobacco and alcohol consumption, excess tea/coffee 7. Excess oily, fatty, cholesterol rich diet, junk food 8. Hyperacidity, musculr pain 9. Heredity and genetic factor prevention follow the advice given below 1. Avoid stress and strain 2. Do regular exercise, yoga, meditation, deep breathing exercise like pranayama etc. It will calm your mind, control your emotion and relieve stress 3 avoid alcohol, smoking and tobacco consumptio, excess tea/coffee. 4. Take bland diet, avoid spicy, oily, fatty and junk food 5. Take paracetamol 500 mg one tablet sos after food up to a maximum of three tablets daily, at the time of chest pain 6. Drink plenty of water and take rest. 7. If you have recurrent attack of chest pain take ecg and consult cardiologist.
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I am 52 years male. I am using Olsar H 40 mg Tablet per day for Hypertension since 2008. In the recent routine health check My total cholesterol value is 214 mg/dl and LDL cholesterol -direct is 138 mg/dl and Non hdl cholesterol is 168.47 mg/dl. Pl suggest medication.

MBBS, MD-General Medicine, DM - Cardiology
Cardiologist, Secunderabad
I am 52 years male. I am using Olsar H 40 mg Tablet per day for Hypertension since 2008. In the recent routine health...
As per current recommendations you should start cholesterol reducing medication. But I would advise you to try strict diet and regular exercise measures at least for 6 months before starting medicine.
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I have gastric pain for last few month. Mild pain on my chest and back side. What should I do?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
I have gastric pain for last few month. Mild pain on my chest and back side. What should I do?
Kindly show me a photograph of the affected part. Rule out diabetes & vit. D deficiency or any other metabolic disorder. Sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Spring beds, folding beds or thick matress are harmful Do hot fomantation. Paracetamol 250mg od & sos x 5days. Caldikind plus 1tab od x10. Do neck, back & general exercises. It may have to be further investigated. You will need other supportive medicines also. Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take. If it does not give relief in 4-5days, contact me again. Do not ignore. It could be beginning of a serious problem.
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Symptoms and Diagnosis of Heart Attack

MBBS, MD - Medicine, DM - Cardiology
Cardiologist, Gurgaon
Symptoms and Diagnosis of Heart Attack

A person usually gets a heart attack when there is a blockage in the arteries of the heart. This is an emergency situation that can result in a fatality or death if it is not treated immediately. Not all heart attacks will have a crushing pain in the chest right in the beginning, there are a number of symptoms that can show the slow progression of this attack over a few hours. So how do you know if you are having a heart attack, and what kind of treatment will be required? This article seeks to answer all your questions.

Discomfort in the Chest: The patient will usually feel like there is some pressure and squeezing in the chest or pain or even fullness right in the centre. This pain can come and go every few minutes and it should not be ignored.

Pain and Discomfort in other Parts of the Body: There may be some amount of pain and discomfort in other parts of the body including the arms, the jawline, back, neck, stomach and even the teeth. This pain can also travel down to the abdomen above umbilicus. In case there is persistent pain along with the chest discomfort, then a doctor must be contacted immediately.

Other Symptoms: When you feel breathless without any reason or medical cause, and also when you experience symptoms like anxiety, indigestion, vomiting, nausea, light headedness, dizzy spells and fatigue, you may be suffering from a heart attack.

Immediate Treatment: Once you begin to experience these symptoms along with chest discomfort and chest pain, it is imperative to call the emergency unit of the nearest hospital or get in touch with a cardiologist. Until then, you will need to lie down and chew aspirin if you are not allergic to the same. This is usually more efficient that swallowing.

Diagnosis of heart attack: Heart attack is diagnosed if patient has 2 criteria out of following 3-

  1. Pain or discomfort thought to be due to heart disease

  2. ECG suggestive of heart attack

  3. Elevated levels of cardiac enzymes (CK-MB and Troponin) in blood test (these levels start rising after 6 to 12 hours of heart attack)

Once you reach doctor an ECG should be done immediately along with blood pressure and pulse. If ECG shows heart attack then immediate action needs to be taken. Remember a normal first ECG does not rule out a heart attack. So a series of ECGs may be ordered by the doctor and at proper time blood test of cardiac enzymes may be done. Ruling out a heart attack may need an observation and testing up to 6 – 12 hours as cardiac enzyme test shows results only after that period.

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He is 70 years old already taking Rozustat 20 medicine for cholesterol as per last report ldl cholesterol count-65. But I just checked through Lybrate. It is showing hdl cholesterol-19 Ldl cholesterol-75 & ratio is 8 & 4 respectively. .pl. Suggest he will continue same medicine or any changes. Pl. Confirm.

MBBS, DM - Cardiology, MD
Cardiologist, Hyderabad
He is 70 years old already taking Rozustat 20 medicine for cholesterol as per last report ldl cholesterol count-65. B...
the ratios are higher because of Low HDL...don't change tablet...you should increase your HDL instead by regular excersice,wt loss,consume 40 gms of badam,pista,walnut( all together 40 gms), if you are non vegetarian,replace meat with sea fish( twice a week atleast) also take two teaspoons of flax seed powder...
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I am 30 years old. I am suffering from high bp from last few days. Yesterday it was 100/160. What should I do to get this to normal range?

DM - Cardiology, MD - General Medicine
Cardiologist, Mohali
I am 30 years old. I am suffering from high bp from last few days. Yesterday it was 100/160. What should I do to get ...
Please get your complete blood biochemistry results. Meanwhile cut down on salt intake and xtra calories. Stop alcohol and smoking if applicable. Take out time to exercise about 150min a week. Do let me know the follow up. You may take 4-6 weeks of healthy lifestyle changes before embarking on medicines.
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I am 61 years old male, Lipid Profile Tests have revealed cholesterol in high range 256 (>240), LDL 169 (160-189) and Triglyceride 223 (200-499). Any medication needed? Any diet restrictions?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 61 years old male, Lipid Profile Tests have revealed cholesterol in high range  256 (>240), LDL 169 (160-189) an...
Change life style .do meditation,yoga, Go walk daily, do any one physically activity daily i.e.play any game., Avoid fast foods,oily foods,junk foods,alcohol,smoking,fatty foods, non-veg.,avoid stress,take plenty of water in day time. use flax oil, omega-3 fatty meal or cap., take .green veg., whole grain foods, Use GARLIC in foods daily ,. Cod liver oil. Take anti cholesterol medicines . cap. ecosprin gold-10 at night. one important that is take 1 glass of water before bed at night. Because it protect from heart fail during sleep at night.
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Madam/Sir, I always smokes and drink that's why occurring cough and chest pain. But still I can't leave it. Give me some ideas to avoid smoke.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Masters in psychology counselling
Psychologist, Hyderabad
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I always smokes and drink that's why occurring cough and chest pain. But still I can't leave it. Give me s...
Dear lybrate-user, it is good that you wants to stop smoking, we are destroying our health by smoking normal human takes oxygen into lungs 12 -15 times per minute (12 - 15 breaths) lungs mixes oxygen in our blood and it purifies our blood, by smoking we are mixing not only oxygen adding and mixing bad elements like nicotine etc. In oxygen, that spoils our blood and our body organs like lungs, heart, kidney etc how to quit: by willingness and willpower" where there is a will there is a way" reduce one by one day by day.
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I'm 23 years old having 155 160 Blood pressure, but feel normal Is there anything dangerous.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
I'm 23 years old having 155 160 Blood pressure, but feel normal Is there anything dangerous.
To control & maintain Blood pressure to normal these are best methods to follow:.• Do physical exercise like jogging, running or brisk walk for atleast 20-30 minutes. • Maintain your cholesterol level to normal & eat least amount of butter, cream or fatty things. • Eat less amount of pickle, salt and fast food as they contain high sodium levels. • Avoid drinking alcohol and smoking. • Take less amount of caffine containing coffee, tea or cold drinks because caffine causes increase BP. • Drink 8 to 10 glass of water daily • Take 6 to 8 hrs of sleep daily. Do not take too much stress. • Do long breathing pranayams (Anulom- Vilom, Bhramari) daily for 10 - 15 minutes. It will reduce your stress level in your body. • Eat healthy diet such as green leafy vegetables, fruits. • Take 5 ml of GULAB Jal added in a glass of water daily once a day.
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I open my shop early in the morning and till late night then my job is very hectic then I have high blood pressure and sugar. Please help me to reduce my weight and have good physical shape of my body.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I open my shop early in the morning and till late night then my job is very hectic then I have high blood pressure an...
Best way to reduce fat is exercise and diet control....take pranacharya medohar rasayn twice a day....medohar guggul 2-2 twice a day....and pranacharya slim capsule 1-1 twice a day...avoid junk food...oily food...fermented food..alcohol consumption..sugar....milk products and sweets....take oats and cereals more..and do pranayama early in the morning and walk for atleast 45 minutes a day...and do exercises....dont sleep immediately after taking meal...
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