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Dr. R.G. Goyal

Cardiologist, Mumbai

Dr. R.G. Goyal Cardiologist, Mumbai
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Dr. R.G. Goyal is an experienced Cardiologist in Mumbai, Mumbai. He is currently practising at Bombay Hospital & Medical Research Centre in Mumbai, Mumbai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. R.G. Goyal on Lybrate.com.

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I am 59 years, fit, do exercise 5 days a week, morning yoga, do not smoke, occasional drinks. Since last 2-3 years, my cholesterol level is going up. What I should do?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 59 years, fit, do exercise 5 days a week, morning yoga, do not smoke, occasional drinks.
Since last 2-3 years, m...
high cholesterol can cause atherosclerotic heart disease or narrowed coronary arteries in the heart can cause the symptoms of angina, when theheart muscle is not provided with enough oxygen to function. Decreased blood supply to the brain may be due to narrowed small arteries in the brain or because the larger carotidarteries in the neck may become blocked. This can result in a transient ischmic attack or stroke. Peripheral artery disease describes gradual narrowing of the arteries that supply the legs. During exercise , if the legs do not get enough blood supply, they can develop pain , called claudication . Other arteries in the body may also be affected by plaque buildup causing them to narrow, including the mesenteric arteries to the intestine and the renal arteries to the kidney. Avoid fast foods,oily foods,junk foods,alcohol,smoking,fatty foods, non-veg.,avoid stress, take green veg., whole grain. Take anti cholesterol medicines .
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C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Omega-3 in fish:Eating fish helps your heart

The omega-3 fatty acids in fish are good for your heart. Find out why the heart-healthy benefits of eating fish usually outweigh any risks.

If you're worried about heart disease, eating one to two servings of fish a week could reduce your risk of dying of a heart attack.

For many years, the American Heart Association has recommended that people eat fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids at least twice a week. Doctors have long believed that the unsaturated fats in fish, called omega-3 fatty acids, are the nutrients that reduce the risk of dying of heart disease. However, more recent research suggests that other nutrients in fish or a combination of omega-3 fatty acids and other nutrients in fish may actually be responsible for the health benefits from fish.

Some people are concerned that mercury or other contaminants in fish may outweigh its heart-healthy benefits. However, when it comes to a healthier heart, the benefits of eating fish usually outweigh the possible risks of exposure to contaminants. Find out how to balance these concerns with adding a healthy amount of fish to your diet.

What are omega-3 fatty acids, and why are they good for your heart?

Fish contain unsaturated fatty acids, which, when substituted for saturated fatty acids such as those in meat, may lower your cholesterol. But the main beneficial nutrient appears to be omega-3 fatty acids in fatty fish. Omega-3 fatty acids are a type of unsaturated fatty acid that may reduce inflammation throughout the body. Inflammation in the body can damage your blood vessels and lead to heart disease.

Omega-3 fatty acids may decrease triglycerides, lower blood pressure, reduce blood clotting, decrease stroke and heart failure risk, reduce irregular heartbeats, and in children may improve learning ability. Eating at least one to two servings a week of fish, particularly fish that's rich in omega-3 fatty acids, appears to reduce the risk of heart disease, particularly sudden cardiac death.

Does it matter what kind of fish you eat?

Fatty fish, such as salmon, lake trout, herring, sardines and tuna, contain the most omega-3 fatty acids and therefore the most benefit, but many types of seafood contain small amounts of omega-3 fatty acids.

Are there any kinds of fish you should avoid?

Some fish, such as tilapia and catfish, don't appear to be as heart healthy because they contain higher levels of unhealthy fatty acids. Keep in mind that any fish can be unhealthy depending on how it's prepared. For example, broiling or baking fish is a healthier option than is deep-frying.

Some researchers are concerned about eating fish produced on farms as opposed to wild-caught fish. Researchers think antibiotics, pesticides and other chemicals used in raising farmed fish may cause harmful effects to people who eat the fish.

How much fish should you eat?

For adults, at least two servings of omega-3-rich fish a week are recommended. A serving size is 3.5 ounces (99 grams), or about the size of a deck of cards. Women who are pregnant or plan to become pregnant and young children should limit the amount of fish they eat because they're most susceptible to the potential effects of toxins in fish.

The risk of getting too much mercury or other contaminants from fish is generally outweighed by the health benefits that omega-3 fatty acids have. The main types of toxins in fish are mercury, dioxins and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). The amount of toxins depends on the type of fish and where it's caught.

Mercury occurs naturally in small amounts in the environment. But industrial pollution can produce mercury that accumulates in lakes, rivers and oceans, which turns up in the food fish eat. When fish eat this food, mercury builds up in the bodies of the fish.

Large fish that are higher in the food chain ? such as shark, tilefish, swordfish and king mackerel ? tend to have higher levels of mercury than do smaller fish. Larger fish eat the smaller fish, gaining higher concentrations of the toxin. The longer a fish lives, the larger it grows and the more mercury it can collect.

Pay attention to the type of fish you eat, how much you eat and other information such as state advisories. Each state issues advisories regarding the safe amount of locally caught fish that can be consumed.

Should anyone avoid eating fish because of the concerns over mercury or other contaminants?

If you eat enough fish containing mercury, the toxin can accumulate in your body. It can take as long as a year or more for your body to remove these toxins. Mercury is particularly harmful to the development of the brain and nervous system of unborn children and young children. For most adults, however, it's unlikely that mercury would cause any health concerns.

Still, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommend that these groups limit the amount of fish they eat:

Women who are pregnant or trying to become pregnant
Breast-feeding mothers
Young children
Pregnant women, breast-feeding mothers and children can still get the heart-healthy benefits of fish by eating fish that's typically low in mercury, such as salmon, and limiting the amount they eat to:

No more than 12 ounces (340 grams) of fish in total a week
No more than 6 ounces (170 grams) of canned tuna a week
No amount of any fish that's typically high in mercury (shark, swordfish, king mackerel and tilefish)
Are there any other concerns related to eating fish?

Several recent studies have linked high levels of omega-3 fatty acids in the blood to an increased risk of prostate cancer. But, these studies weren't conclusive, and more research needs to be done to confirm this link. Talk with your doctor about what this potential risk might mean to you.

Can you get the same heart-health benefits by eating other foods that contain omega-3 fatty acids, or by taking omega-3 fatty acid supplements?

Eating fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids and other nutrients appears to provide more heart-healthy benefits than does using supplements. Other non fish food options that do contain some omega-3 fatty acids include flaxseed, flaxseed oil, walnuts, canola oil, soybeans and soybean oil. However, similar to supplements, the evidence of heart-healthy benefits from eating these foods isn't as strong as it is from eating fish.
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Joint pain problems in knees, backpain, am also suffering from diabetes from last three years, am patients of hypertension also.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
Joint pain problems in knees, backpain, am also suffering from diabetes from last three years, am patients of hyperte...
The best ayurveda herb for your case is Natural home remedy using watermelon seeds and cuscus powder: 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 This is very helpful for you.
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I have high blood pressure at the age of 26, what food should I avoid to keep the bp down, and which are the foods can benefit me eating?

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
I have high blood pressure at the age of 26, what food should I avoid to keep the bp down, and which are the foods ca...
Dear, To control & maintan BP 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 have blood pressure problems what I can do for the problems. Give me details of solution for my problems. And I have low height and heart is so weak.

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
I have blood pressure problems what I can do for the problems.
Give me details of solution for my problems. And I hav...
Please take following medicine:- aifl. Res. Q / 10 drops in little water thrice a day for two weeks. Revert back after two weeks with feedback.
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I am suffering from sever chest pain and burning effect in my stomach. Is this due to ulcer or something other? What is the treatment for this?

MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Nagpur
I am suffering from sever chest pain and burning effect in my stomach. Is this due to ulcer or something other?
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It may be due to acidity, you should not say ulcer without confirmation. For acidity take food on time, avoid junk fast n spicy food, also fried items. Take custred apple or graps juice twice a day. And take herbal and natural medicine for it such as ayurvedic.
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How to avoid stroke and maintain low blood pressure

MBBS
General Physician,
Take fresh fruits,juices,dried fruits,toned milk,soya products. Avoid alcohol,smoking,coffee,cola,junk foods,salty foods, keep BP less than 140/90. Check blood test for lipid profile,uric acid. Thanks Dr B M GUPTA BP SUGAR & THYROID CLINIC -DELHI 110035 .
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Can you suggest Any Medicine That Help To control Blood pressure with Hypertension in Mind And Headache.

MBBS, D.P.H
General Physician, Gurgaon
Can you suggest Any Medicine That Help To control Blood pressure with Hypertension in Mind And Headache.
Your age is 19 years ,are your blood pressure is raised? If so pl write it after three readings in resting position both in sitting and lying down posture the you may be given drug headache might be due to vision weakness or some strain anyhow my advice for you reduce salt intake you can read in this link https://www.Lybrate.com/doctor/jagdishprasadmehrotra avoid oily spicy junk and processed food NO ALCOHOL NO TOBACCO NO SMOKING.
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How t control high blood pressure. L am facing problem since last year. Please help.

MBBS, PG Diploma In Clinical Cosmetology (PGDCC)
Cardiologist, Purba
How t control high blood pressure. L am facing problem since last year. Please help.
do nnot take extrasalt and stop salty food. exercise daily try tto reduce work /mental stress. you need some test if it is some secondary to other disease. if not y have to taje regular medicine
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Hello. My mom has a bone paining in upper bone of the chest. What should we do. Means what are the symptoms of causing it.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Hello. My mom has a bone paining in upper bone of the chest. What should we do. Means what are the symptoms of causin...
Based on her age.diabetic state and other health it can be arthritic pain . traumatic or inflammation of joint with sternum he central bone and Diclofenac tab can help but need to examine her
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My finger is numb and pail and no circulation in them I have heart failure.What can i do?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
My finger is numb and pail and no circulation in them I have heart failure.What can i do?
Hello, Please, maintaintain all the norms for cardiac safety. Your nerves supply to lower extremities is poor, it usually happens in diabetics. Tk homoeopathic medicines: @ Arnica mont200-6 pills, thrice. Tk, plenty of water. Your diet be as per the need. Tk care.
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I don't eat fast foods and other unhealthy foods, & also have a good BMI (not overweight) even though, my cholesterol levels are high, particularly triglycerides. Please suggest what to do?

BHMS
Homeopath,
I don't eat fast foods and other unhealthy foods, & also have a good BMI (not overweight) even though, my cholesterol...
Dear lybrate user, cholesterol is naturally produced inside the body of every living animal. Human beings are no exception to that. But when we take mutton, chicken, yellow part of a boiled egg, ghee, butter etc we intake cholesterol from external source. This extra cholesterol from external sources increase the total cholesterol content of human body. You should always keep your cholesterol level within normal limits as high cholesterol serves as a precursor to various cardiac diseases. Avoid the aforesaid food. Walk at least 1 hour in a day without any interval. Also you can take homoeopathic mother tincture fucus vesiculosus q, 30 drops, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water.
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Why gastric problems will lead to heart attack ?

MBBS
General Physician,
Why gastric problems will lead to heart attack ?
Actually when ever there is a heart attack than there is gush of blood to the stomach which causes gastric problem.
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I'm 50 yrs, male, suffering from high BP (160/90) since last one year. I've taking medicines but not improve. Pl. Help.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I'm 50 yrs, male, suffering from high BP (160/90) since last one year. I've taking medicines but not improve. Pl. Help.
Hi, take rauvolfia 1x, 2 tabs daily morning empty stomach. Drink plenty of liquids and cut down your fat, salt and sugar intake. Go for a morning walk daily at least for 30 minutes. Take a sound sleep and try to avoid anger. Revert after 15 days with feedback.
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I have bulge in chest. Please give me solution?

MBBS
Cardiologist,
I have bulge in chest. Please give me solution?
Bulge in cetral chest is sometimes normal. Or it may be childhood ricket. Get serum calcium & vitamin d tested done. Also take calcium & vit a & d.
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I have high blood pressure, and my sugar is also high. What can be the treatment to control it.

CME Course in Diabetes for Family Physicians, Certificate in Child Health , BHMS
Homeopath, Gurgaon
I have high blood pressure, and my sugar is also high. What can be the treatment to control it.
If your BP and blood sugar are on the border-line or marginally high,you can take homoeopathic medicines.
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I have full of cough and nonstop cold, and in cough time I am getting a chest pain like some pain. What is the solution.

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
I have full of cough and nonstop cold, and in cough time I am getting a chest pain like some pain. What is the solution.
Homoeopathic treatment-bry 30 4 pills 3 times. Kofheal pills-4 pills 3 times stodal cough syrup 2 spoonful 3 time. For 8 days and revert back.
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My friend Ravi has some time get a problem in his chest, because alway pain left side in chest? What a problem we are not conform.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My friend Ravi has some time get a problem in his chest, because alway pain left side in chest? What a problem we are...
It could be a muscular pain and ask him to check his vital parameters of the body from a nearby doctor
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I have pain on the middle of chest while there is stress or pressure on the chest like when I sleep facing my chest up and then rise up my chest there is pain on the middle of the chest.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I have pain on the middle of chest while there is stress or pressure on the chest like when I sleep facing my chest u...
1. For your age pain chest could be due to anxiety, stress, physical and mental strain, hyper acidity, muscular problem 2. Avoid stress and strain 3. Do regular exercise, reduce your weight if over weight. 4. Control your diet. Avoid oily/spicy/fried and junk food, high calorie and cholesterol rich diet. Take small frequent meals (5-6 meals/day instead of three heavy meals. If you have hyper acidity take one tablet of pan 40 in the morning before breakfast daily for few days 5. Do yoga, meditation, deep breathing exercise like pranayama etc. It will calm your mind, control your emotion and relieve stress. 6. Have sound sleep for 7-8 hours daily. 7. Avoid smoking, alcohol, excess tea/coffee, if you are having 8. Drink plenty of water and take rest 9. Take paracetamol 500mg one tablet sos after food up to a maximum of three tablets per day at the time of chest pain 10. If you have recurrent attack of chest pain check your bp, take ecg and consult cardiologist 11. Consult me for further advice.
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My wife has had a stroke 3 years ago. She gets mini strokes about every 3 months, during which she goes into memory loss and her speech is distorted. About 2 days ago it happened again. This time she is unable to speak at will. She normally recovers after a few days. This is frightening. I care for her very much. Her medication is aspirin and apporosuvastatin for cholesterol. Is there a better form of treatment or medication for her condition?

PGP In Diabetologist, Fellowship in non-invasive Cardiology, MD - Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Delhi
My wife has had a stroke 3 years ago. She gets mini strokes about every 3 months, during which she goes into memory l...
Yes, this is not good. What is the reason behind her getting recurrent strokes? is she having atrial fibrillation or any other arrhythmias? there are other reasons for hypercoagulable states like antiphospholipid syndrome etc. She needs proper evaluation once the cause is known, she can be definitely treated in a better manner. But, first we have to perform necessary tests to find the etiology. Consult a good physician.
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