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Dr. Rahul Wakankar

Pulmonologist, Mumbai

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Sir I am suffering from cold cough from last one week I tried many medications but it did not helped me either kindly suggest some good medicine.

Homeopath, Bareilly
Take steam daily and gargle with lukewarm water. take honey with water. To prescribe some more symptoms are necessary. consult me privately
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C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,

A heart attack occurs when the flow of blood to the heart is blocked, most often by a build-up of fat, cholesterol and other substances, which form a plaque in the arteries that feed the heart (coronary arteries). The interrupted blood flow can damage or destroy part of the heart muscle.

A heart attack, also called a myocardial infarction, can be fatal, but treatment has improved dramatically over the years. It's crucial to call 911 or emergency medical help if you think you might be having a heart attack.
Common heart attack signs and symptoms include:

Pressure, tightness, pain, or a squeezing or aching sensation in your chest or arms that may spread to your neck, jaw or back
Nausea, indigestion, heartburn or abdominal pain
Shortness of breath
Cold sweat
Lightheadedness or sudden dizziness
Heart attack symptoms vary

Not all people who have heart attacks have the same symptoms or have the same severity of symptoms. Some people have mild pain; others have more severe pain. Some people have no symptoms, while for others, the first sign may be sudden cardiac arrest. However, the more signs and symptoms you have, the greater the likelihood you're having a heart attack.

Some heart attacks strike suddenly, but many people have warning signs and symptoms hours, days or weeks in advance. The earliest warning may be recurrent chest pain (angina) that's triggered by exertion and relieved by rest. Angina is caused by a temporary decrease in blood flow to the heart.

A heart attack differs from a condition in which your heart suddenly stops (sudden cardiac arrest, which occurs when an electrical disturbance disrupts your heart's pumping action and causes blood to stop flowing to the rest of your body). A heart attack can cause cardiac arrest, but it's not the only cause.

When to see a doctor

Act immediately. Some people wait too long because they don't recognize the important signs and symptoms. Take these steps:

Call for emergency medical help. If you suspect you're having a heart attack, don't hesitate. Immediately call 911 or your local emergency number. If you don't have access to emergency medical services, have someone drive you to the nearest hospital.

Drive yourself only if there are no other options. Because your condition can worsen, driving yourself puts you and others at risk.

Take nitroglycerin, if prescribed to you by a doctor. Take it as instructed while awaiting emergency help.
Take aspirin, if recommended. Taking aspirin during a heart attack could reduce heart damage by helping to keep your blood from clotting.

Aspirin can interact with other medications, however, so don't take an aspirin unless your doctor or emergency medical personnel recommend it. Don't delay calling 911 to take an aspirin. Call for emergency help first.

What to do if you see someone having a heart attack

If you encounter someone who is unconscious, first call for emergency medical help. Then begin CPR to keep blood flowing. Push hard and fast on the person's chest ? about 100 compressions a minute. It's not necessary to check the person's airway or deliver rescue breaths unless you've been trained in CPR.
A heart attack occurs when one or more of your coronary arteries become blocked. Over time, a coronary artery can narrow from the buildup of various substances, including cholesterol (atherosclerosis). This condition, known as coronary artery disease, causes most heart attacks.

During a heart attack, one of these plaques can rupture and spill cholesterol and other substances into the bloodstream. A blood clot forms at the site of the rupture. If large enough, the clot can completely block the flow of blood through the coronary artery.

Another cause of a heart attack is a spasm of a coronary artery that shuts down blood flow to part of the heart muscle. Use of tobacco and of illicit drugs, such as cocaine, can cause a life-threatening spasm. A heart attack can also occur due to a tear in the heart artery (spontaneous coronary artery dissection).
Certain factors contribute to the unwanted buildup of fatty deposits (atherosclerosis) that narrows arteries throughout your body. You can improve or eliminate many of these risk factors to reduce your chances of having a first or subsequent heart attack.

Heart attack risk factors include:

Age. Men age 45 or older and women age 55 or older are more likely to have a heart attack than are younger men and women.
Tobacco. Smoking and long-term exposure to secondhand smoke increase the risk of a heart attack.
High blood pressure. Over time, high blood pressure can damage arteries that feed your heart by accelerating atherosclerosis. High blood pressure that occurs with obesity, smoking, high cholesterol or diabetes increases your risk even more.
High blood cholesterol or triglyceride levels. A high level of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (the "bad" cholesterol) is most likely to narrow arteries. A high level of triglycerides, a type of blood fat related to your diet, also ups your risk of heart attack. However, a high level of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol (the "good" cholesterol) lowers your risk of heart attack.
Diabetes. Insulin, a hormone secreted by your pancreas, allows your body to use glucose, a form of sugar. Having diabetes ? not producing enough insulin or not responding to insulin properly ? causes your body's blood sugar levels to rise. Diabetes, especially uncontrolled, increases your risk of a heart attack.
Family history of heart attack. If your siblings, parents or grandparents have had early heart attacks (by age 55 for male relatives and by age 65 for female relatives), you may be at increased risk.
Lack of physical activity. An inactive lifestyle contributes to high blood cholesterol levels and obesity. People who get regular aerobic exercise have better cardiovascular fitness, which decreases their overall risk of heart attack. Exercise is also beneficial in lowering high blood pressure.
Obesity. Obesity is associated with high blood cholesterol levels, high triglyceride levels, high blood pressure and diabetes. Losing just 10 percent of your body weight can lower this risk, however.
Stress. You may respond to stress in ways that can increase your risk of a heart attack.
Illegal drug use. Using stimulant drugs, such as cocaine or amphetamines, can trigger a spasm of your coronary arteries that can cause a heart attack.
A history of preeclampsia. This condition causes high blood pressure during pregnancy and increases the lifetime risk of heart disease.
A history of an autoimmune condition, such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus. Conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and other autoimmune conditions can increase your risk of having a heart attack.

Heart attack complications are often related to the damage done to your heart during a heart attack. This damage can lead to the following conditions:

Abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias). If your heart muscle is damaged from a heart attack, electrical "short circuits" can develop, resulting in abnormal heart rhythms, some of which can be serious, even fatal.
Heart failure. The amount of damaged tissue in your heart may be so great that the remaining heart muscle can't do an adequate job of pumping blood out of your heart. Heart failure may be a temporary problem that goes away after your heart, which has been stunned by a heart attack, recovers. However, it can also be a chronic condition resulting from extensive and permanent damage to your heart following your heart attack.
Heart rupture. Areas of heart muscle weakened by a heart attack can rupture, leaving a hole in part of the heart. This rupture is often fatal.
Valve problems. Heart valves damaged during a heart attack may develop severe, life-threatening leakage problems.
Ideally, your doctor should screen you during regular physical exams for risk factors that can lead to a heart attack.

If you're in an emergency setting for symptoms of a heart attack, you'll be asked to describe your symptoms and have your blood pressure, pulse and temperature checked. You'll be hooked up to a heart monitor and will almost immediately have tests to see if you're having a heart attack.

Tests will help check if your signs and symptoms, such as chest pain, indicate a heart attack or another condition. These tests include:

Electrocardiogram (ECG). This first test done to diagnose a heart attack records the electrical activity of your heart via electrodes attached to your skin. Impulses are recorded as waves displayed on a monitor or printed on paper. Because injured heart muscle doesn't conduct electrical impulses normally, the ECG may show that a heart attack has occurred or is in progress.
Blood tests. Certain heart enzymes slowly leak out into your blood if your heart has been damaged by a heart attack. Emergency room doctors will take samples of your blood to test for the presence of these enzymes.
Additional tests

If you've had a heart attack or one is occurring, doctors will take immediate steps to treat your condition. You may also undergo these additional tests:

Chest X-ray. An X-ray image of your chest allows your doctor to check the size of your heart and its blood vessels and to look for fluid in your lungs.
Echocardiogram. During this test, sound waves directed at your heart from a wand like device (transducer) held on your chest bounce off your heart and are processed electronically to provide video images of your heart. An echocardiogram can help identify whether an area of your heart has been damaged by a heart attack and isn't pumping normally or at peak capacity.
Coronary catheterization (angiogram). A liquid dye is injected into the arteries of your heart through a long, thin tube (catheter) that's fed through an artery, usually in your leg or groin, to the arteries in your heart. The dye makes the arteries visible on X-ray, revealing areas of blockage.
Exercise stress test. In the days or weeks after your heart attack, you may also undergo a stress test. Stress tests measure how your heart and blood vessels respond to exertion. You may walk on a treadmill or pedal a stationary bike while attached to an ECG machine. Or you may receive a drug intravenously that stimulates your heart similar to exercise.

Your doctor may also order a nuclear stress test, which is similar to an exercise stress test, but uses an injected dye and special imaging techniques to produce detailed images of your heart while you're exercising. These tests can help determine your long-term treatment.

Cardiac computerized tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). These tests can be used to diagnose heart problems, including the extent of damage from heart attacks. In a cardiac CT scan, you lie on a table inside a doughnut-shaped machine. An X-ray tube inside the machine rotates around your body and collects images of your heart and chest.

In a cardiac MRI, you lie on a table inside a long tubelike machine that produces a magnetic field. The magnetic field aligns atomic particles in some of your cells. When radio waves are broadcast toward these aligned particles, they produce signals that vary according to the type of tissue they are. The signals create images of your heart.

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I am 24 yrs male and suffering from asthma since childhood. During winter it gets worse but in summer also it doesn't get away quickly. It is affecting my work and eventually my mind too. I need a permanent cure to this asthma.

Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Asthma is a variable dis, means symtoms keep variaing. Try budamate 200 2 puff/twice/day with spacer. Remain in consultation with pulmonologist for proper care.
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I am 18 years old man. I am suffering from asthma and other allergy problems. How can I get relief from this? Please help me to get rid off this.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Allergist/Immunologist, Kollam
Dear lybrate-user, kindly do a lung function test to confirm asthma, do an allergy skin test all under guidance of chest physician/allergy doctor at alappuzha. Start on inhaler with spacer device using combination of preventer and releivers. Allergy control measures, environmental control of smoke, mosquito coil burning in the house is a must. Oral anitihistamines wiill control the nasal allergy. Thank you,
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I have cough and sneezing too much after consulting an doctor also I will face this on every winter season why?

General Physician, Gurgaon
Frequent/ continuous cough cold may be because of many reasons like: 1. Any ent problem like dns polyp sinusitis 2. Low immunity 3. Allergic condition There are some supplements name Nutrilite Daily and Protein available that can be start after personal consultation and these supplement can reduce severity and no. of episodes of cough/cold this supplements has shown wonderful result by boosting our immunity many folds Consult ENT doctor for proper examination and further management.
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I am having cough so much that I cant eat or drink nor I can take breath properly. which medicine should I intake for this?

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
-Gargle to keep from getting a sore throat. -Use saline nasal sprays or nasal irrigation. -Tablet nasorest-p once/twice daily may ease breathing. -Do steam inhalation once or twice daily -Cough- For dry cough.Take syrup Alex-D for a dry cough.(1 tsp thrice daily) -Productive cough:it brings up mucus from behind the throat or the lungs.These coughs should not be suppressed to the point that they no longer bring up mucus. Use syrup Alex. -Get chest xray done if cough lasts for more than a week and consult doctor immediately.
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I have problems of" khasi" cough in start winters and end winters ita continues. Can any give me suggestions how can I overcome from it.

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
take sinarest one tab in night for 3 days. honitus cough syrup 2 tsf 2 times a day for 5 days. take steam , do gargle , inform if not ok.
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I'm suffering from sinus from 2 years I've ask doctors and take many medicines but it is leaking nose everyday what should I do.

Ayurveda, Bangalore
Hi, Take cap. Sinarid1-1-1 after food and tab. Lakshmivilasa Ras 1-1-1 for a week. Avoid cold and refrigerated food. Drink boiled and cooled water. Take steam inhalation by adding 1 or 2 drops of eucalyptus oil to boiling water. Wear warm clothing. Avoid intake of sweets and oil fried food. Take out a partial CT scan of the brain for PNS if the disease is chronic and revert back with the reports.
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I quit smoking a month ago. At night while sleeping I go breathless and cough. The phlegm is white nd sometimes colorless. Some doctor say its quit smoking symptoms some says its asthma some says its Copd. I had a digital xray and doc told its perfectly fine.

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), MA Clinical Psychology, Diploma in Hypnotherapy, Diploma in Naturopathy & Yogic Science (DNYS), Certificate in Naturopathy & Yoga
Psychologist, Nagpur
Dear Lybrate user Our body gets addicted to smoking or any addiction. And a sudden withdrawal of it is not acceptable to the body and the mind and it resists. As addiction gives immediate happiness gratification. Different people get different withdrawal symptoms. If you again start smoking you will see that these problem are gone (slowly). Getting rid of any addiction is not easy as you body is craving for it. If you are not able to do it properly the you should seek some psychological help. By psychotherapy and clinical hypnotherapy it becomes easy to get rid of any addiction. You can contact me for more information if you want.
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Always happened cough in chest when taking medicine then fell fine for few days give me solution.

General Physician, Chandigarh
Yo should take steam inhalation regularly and honitus cough syrup three times a day till you recover.
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I want to get rid of belly bloating and frequent belchs that making me uncomfortable and I can not breath freely. I am taking pan d, enzyme and antacid liquid but no use.

General Physician, Cuttack
1. Take bland diet, avoid spicy, oily, fried and junk food2 eat and drink slowly. 3. Avoid fatty food, carbonated drink like soda/ soft drink/beer, chewing gum, sucking hard candy etc, 5. Avoid gas forming food like onion, bean, peas, potato, lentil, lettuce, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, mushroom, whole wheat bread. Fruits like apple/peach/pear 6. Avoid stress, anxiety 7. Stop alcohol/ smoking 8. Go for regular exercise and avoid sedentary life style 9. Take one tablet of pan40 in the morning 10. Take unienzyme 1 tablet thrice daily after food for few days.
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Hi I am 27 years old and have tb. I am taking akt 3. For last 6 months and I have gained 7 kg weight in this period. Is this weight gain due to medicine.

MD - General Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Noida
Weight gain on taking anti tuberculosis drugs is a good sign. Weight gain is due to you becoming free of tuberculosis bacteria. Though anti tuberculosis drugs have lot of side effects but generally weight gain is not due to drugs.
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I am suffering from lungs pain because of smoking, also coughing is my another problem, what should I do for overcoming this problem and is there any chance for cancer to happen? Please answer and help me, thnk you.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Cancer is a possibility and TOP smoking and Best age to stop smoking is before 40, In fact do not start all Only by using strong will power and avoiding all situations where you feel like smoking, chewing tobacco or drinking or using drugs avoiding friends who smoke and diverting mind by reading or chewing a gum, like NICORETTE and taking a walk when you crave for a smoke can all help. You can chew Nicorette gum which is nicotine replacement. There are medicines available. Which can be prescribed if asked personally Cigarette smoking is a leading preventable cause of mortality. It kills more than 60 lakh people worldwide every year. More than 50% of regular smokers would invariably die from tobacco-related illnesses which includes heart attack, cancer or asthmatic lung diseases. Best age to stop smoking is before 40 31st May is “World No Tobacco Day” Quitting smoking before the age of 40 is associated with larger decline in premature death than stopping it at a later date. Best age therefore to stop smoking is before 40. However, stopping smoking even after the age of 50 is still associated with lower risk of death as compared to those who continue to smoke. Even in smokers aged 80 years or more, quitting smoking appears to reduce some mortality.
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I have dry cough problem and I took treatment but still I am tired of cough tried herbal solution but nothing happens any solution on this.

Drink sips of lukewarm water to hydrate your throat. Take ignatia 200 / 3 doses. Followed by saclac 30 / tds for 3 - 5 days. Avoid anything cold.
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Having dry cough from 1 month..have taken evry medicine antibiotics, syrup, gargle, honey ginger ,lozenges bt nothing is curing it...i get tears in eyes while coughing n mah breathe stops n i feel vomiting at end...what to do?

Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Need xray chest, spirometry and CBC and physical examination to guide you as you have already taken routine treatment
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I have a asthma problem, not very much but it also. Can any suggestions, what to do or what not to do?

If you have any smoking habit quit it. Dnt take ice-cream, cold water. Try to avoid places where so mny dust r there. Use pollution mask whnevr you go out. Eat healthy food. With this you need proper homeopathic treatment for cure. Only with homoeopathic treatment you will b completely cure. So you can contact me privately.
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I am a tuberculosis present. My tuberculosis is situated in neck. Please give me some medicine for this.

PGDCC, MD(Chest), PG Dip.Clin.Cardiology
Pulmonologist, Ghaziabad
Tuberculosis any where needs methodical, systematic and supervised treatment with multiple antitubercular drugs in doses according to your weight and stature. Get in contact with a good Physician and take 9 month full treatment. Treatment unsupervised by a doctor may cause treatment failure which is very serious issue.
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I am 24 yr old. I have coughing problem due to smoking. Is it a serious problem? And please help me to quite smoking.

Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Yes. Join a quit smoking programme. Can try nicotex gum 4 1 every 5 hourly to be sucked between gum. Reduce by 1 every week to be stopped in six weeks
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I have TB in my large intestine. I have become very weak and lose weight due to medicines. Now what can I do?

Aesthetic Medicine Specialist, Chandigarh
You should take high protein diet milk, curd, paneer fruits ect. Consult your doctor for tb treatment.
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