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Dr. Rajiv Karnik  - Cardiologist, Mumbai

Dr. Rajiv Karnik

MBBS - MD - General Medicine - DM - Cardiology

Cardiologist, Mumbai

27 Years Experience  ·  560 - 1500 at clinic
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Dr. Rajiv Karnik is a trusted Cardiologist in Mulund West, Mumbai. He is currently practising at Dr Karnik Clinic in Mulund West, Mumbai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Rajiv Karnik on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - MD - General Medicine - DM - Cardiology - . - 1990
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Emphysema - Know The Life Expectancy and Stages!

MD, MBBS
Pulmonologist, Delhi
Emphysema - Know The Life Expectancy and Stages!

If you are facing difficulties in breathing, especially in the process of exhaling, you are suffering from emphysema. Emphysema is a condition in which the air sacs of the lungs are damaged and enlarged, causing breathlessness. It occurs as a result of several triggers, smoking being the most common one. Emphysema is a type of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. People with this condition struggle to exhale, which implies that there is some obstruction in the air flow. This disease has no permanent cure but by quitting smoking, you can stop it from getting worse.

Stages
The progression and severity of emphysema occurs with the staging systems. The staging of the condition can help in developing a prognosis.

The Gold emphysema staging system
Gold is a major emphysema staging system created by a group known as the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease. The amount of air a patient can exhale forcefully in one second is determined during this stage. It is also referred to as the forced expiratory volume or FEV1.

The staging is as follows:

  • Stage 1: Mild emphysema (FEV1 greater than 80% of normal)
  • Stage 2: Moderate emphysema (FEV less than 80%, but more than 50% normal)
  • Stage 3: Severe emphysema (FEV lesser than 50%, but more than 30% normal)
  • Stage 4: Extremely severe emphysema. (FEV lesser than 30% of normal or lesser than 50% normal, with low levels of oxygen in the blood.

The BODE emphysema staging system
The condition affects several abilities. The BODE index, an acronym for BMI (body mass index), obstruction, dyspnea (breathlessness), exercise capacity (health index) is another staging system for emphysema in which the emphysema’s impact on several areas of life are measured. They include the following:

  1. Body mass index (B)
  2. Airflow limitation or obstruction (O), which is measured by pulmonary function tests
  3. Breathless or dyspnea (D), which is assessed thoroughly via a questionnaire
  4. Exercise capacity (E), which is measured to check how long a person with emphysema can walk in a span of six minutes

Life expectancy
The prognosis of emphysema is impossible to be determined in any person individually. The staging system helps to identify the severity of the condition, but the future cannot be predicted. Not many studies have been undertaken for the determination of the effects of emphysema on life expectancy. The best research that has been carried out included around 100 people, which is very less. The condition varies largely among people, even if they are in the same stage.

The statistics available on emphysema are not reliable enough for individuals who wish to know their life expectancy. It is considered that if a patient falls in a higher stage, his/her long-term life expectancy is less. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Pulmonologist.

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I have been suffering with high blood pressure problem since two years. I sometimes drinks. What can I do to reduce it?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Cardiology, Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS - Physician )
Cardiologist, Delhi
I have been suffering with high blood pressure problem since two years. I sometimes drinks. What can I do to reduce it?
Quit drinking and smoking. Eat healthy (take a detailed diet consult.) and start exercising, begin gradually and increase to 45 mins daily. Reduce salt content in diet too. IfAlso get a baseline Echocardiogram, TMT and lipid profile done. Consult after 4-6 weeks of precautions and these tests.
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I m 19 year old my heart asd closure operation 3 months before that time diet. This time non veg eating creates any problem.

MD(MEDICINE), MBBS
Nephrologist, Chandigarh
I m 19 year old my heart asd closure operation 3 months before that time diet. This time non veg eating creates any p...
None whatsoever unless you have high cholesterol levels or obese, where you should avoid red meat especially or non veg cooked in oil or butter and prefer barbecued fish or skinned chicken.
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What is the primary symptom of heart attack & blockage of artery and after angioplasty why pain continued in left leg.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
What is the primary symptom of heart attack & blockage of artery and after angioplasty why pain continued in left leg.
Symptom-typical one is shooting pain in the chest on left side radiating towards left arm and hand , but it can mimic gastric symptoms like vomittings or breathlessness, fainting or blackouts.Pain after angioplasty stays for few weeks as major vessel has been punctured to do the test like angiography followed by angiography to remove the blockages.
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I am a heart patient my bypass surgery had done in 2008 I am also a diabetic patient please suggests me tablets.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am a heart patient my bypass surgery had done in 2008 I am also a diabetic patient please suggests me tablets.
Dear lybrateuser, - To prescribe any medication for you there is requirement of your complete medical history, present status & latest investigation results.
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I some times press my fingers against my chest or when I sleep on my side I feel pain towards inside edges of my left lung. I have been smoking for 15 yrs.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I some times press my fingers against my chest or when I sleep on my side I feel pain towards inside edges of my left...
1. Take plain x ray chest to find out involvement of lung. 2. Consult chest physician with report for advice and treatment. 3. Stop smoking.
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Can I eat salt if I am facing high blood pressure, low hemoglobin level and Type 2 diabetes.

MBBS, MD-General Medicine, DM - Cardiology
Cardiologist, Secunderabad
Can I eat salt if I am facing high blood pressure, low hemoglobin level and Type 2 diabetes.
Of course you can. But dont add extra salt. Avoid fries and pickles and salty snacks. Replace regular salt with LONA salt.
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I was suffering from chickangunia. But now joints pain and chest pain creating problem for me. How to overcome from this? Please suggest.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I was suffering from chickangunia. But now joints pain and chest pain creating problem for me. How to overcome from t...
After chikengunea infection sometimes joint pain may persist for a very long time.Take adequate rest, avoid physical and mental exertion, take good nourishing diet. Take pain killer like paracetamol as and when required. Consult doctor for further advice
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Can high blood pressure best sex life ? I have a high bp about 140 I last two months I have a problem in erection pennies.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
Can high blood pressure best sex life ? I have a high bp about 140
I last two months I have a problem in erection pen...
Please be relaxed do meditation regularly do kegel and perineal exercises daily take musali pak 2tsf 2 times with milk for 3mths minimum hypertension is not directly related to erectile dysfunction, fatigue, heavy diet at nt, psychological upset, lethargic life style may affect on sexual life.
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Plse advise ways to drop the high bp. In morning after getting m getting bp of 140, 135. Kindly advise the ways to reduce. 7 weeks back my bp has shouted to 160 doctor has prescribed metzok 50, however after taking that felt bit headache, night mare and body was felt dull all day long. Consulting cardiologist have changed the medicine to telma 40 feeling better now. Plse advise as I need to eradicate the use of any medicine going forward since this is the first time m taking bp medicine.

M.B.B.S. , PG Diploma In Clinical Cardiology
Cardiologist, Delhi
Plse advise ways to drop the high bp. In morning after getting m getting bp of 140, 135. Kindly advise the ways to re...
Hi, you are a prehypertensive Strictly following life style modification can revert your bp back to normal in a few weeks. 45 minutes of strenous exercise should be done daily, 30 minutes of jogginng should be done, eat low sodium food. Drink plenty of water, avoid egg yolk and red nmest.
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My wife is to undergo cataract operation. She is advised to stop taking CLOPITAB A75. Is it ok. She does not have any major heart problem. She had pulmonary Edima about 6 years back. Since then she is taking CLOPITAB

Diploma in Ophthalmology, MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Villupuram
Yes it is better to stop that drug before surgery. No need to stop the drug if the surgery is done under topical anaesthesia and clear corneal incision for Phacoemulsification.
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Hi doctor I am having high blood pressure and below are details 8TH April- bp - 150/100 pulse rate is 73 11th April- bp - 150/90. Pulse rate is 80 I am not sure why this there is sudden increase in bp. But need advise in lowering back to normal. I go for morning walk for 30 or 40 mins, thrice a week. Plus cycling for 1 hr once a week. Need advice soon. Thanks Sushil panchal.

MBBS, Dip.Cardiology, Fellowship in Clinical Cardiology(FICC), Fellowship in Echocardiology
Cardiologist, Ghaziabad
Hi doctor
I am having high blood pressure and below are details
8TH April- bp - 150/100 pulse rate is 73
11th April- ...
Blood pressure is the force of your blood pushing against the walls of your arteries. Each time your heart beats, it pumps blood into the arteries. Your blood pressure is highest when your heart beats, pumping the blood. This is called systolic pressure. When your heart is at rest, between beats, your blood pressure falls. This is called diastolic pressure. Your blood pressure reading uses these two numbers. Usually the systolic number comes before or above the diastolic number. A reading of 119/79 or lower is normal blood pressure 140/90 or higher is high blood pressure Between 120 and 139 for the top number, or between 80 and 89 for the bottom number is called prehypertension. Prehypertension means you may end up with high blood pressure, unless you take steps to prevent it. High blood pressure usually has no symptoms, but it can cause serious problems such as stroke, heart failure, heart attack and kidney failure. You can control high blood pressure through healthy lifestyle habits such as exercise and the DASH diet The DASH diet is a lifelong approach to healthy eating that's designed to help treat or prevent high blood pressure (hypertension). The DASH diet encourages you to reduce the sodium in your diet and eat a variety of foods rich in nutrients that help lower blood pressure, such as potassium, calcium and magnesium.
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Hello, respected doctor, I have been having my blood pressure above 130-140-150/70 for about a year, sometimes at normal range (i. E. Below 120/80) I do not want to start medications at this early age can you please suggest me about what am I supposed to do? Thank you.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
Hello, respected doctor, I have been having my blood pressure above 130-140-150/70 for about a year, sometimes at nor...
Dear u need not to start medication with the above readings for blood pressure. Its more of stress related , do deep breathing after every 1 hr, daily n take proper sleep of 6-8 hrs, Do morning walk daily for 45 min., Avoid excessive salt intake , do shavasana daily for 5-10 min at night before sleep.
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I'm having 155/80 BP n I want to control it within a week. So how can I control it to normal pls suggest it's because if I don't control I may loose my job. Pls help.

Dietitian/Nutritionist
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I'm having 155/80 BP n I want to control it within a week. So how can I control it to normal pls suggest it's because...
Banana is a good fruit for controlling bp so to add 2 banana daily in your diet or in your life style and cut down salt, pickles, chutney, table salt, sauces, meayonees, papad, artificial juice or spices also. If you follow this and control on them so you can rid off from your bp problem with in a days ok and be happy always.
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My mother having problem of high blood pressure. When b. P. Is high she get headache. So what can she d0?

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
My mother having problem of high blood pressure. When b. P. Is high she get headache. So what can she d0?
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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Am 21 years male. Am suffering serious mental torture because I lost my girlfriend. Worst part is my friend who was next to me cheated me. He disclosed my secret relation which I had with another girl.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Am 21 years male. Am suffering serious mental torture because I lost my girlfriend. Worst part is my friend who was n...
Hello, take Natrum mur 200 ch , 5 drops, single dose. Kali phos 6X , 5 tabs twice daily. Do meditation for half an hour , daily in the morning. Try to keep yourself busy in other activities. Take care.
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C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Symptoms of High Blood Pressure
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High blood pressure can remain undiagnosed for years, because most people don't experience significant symptoms. Occasionally, some people with hypertension may have headaches, dizziness, or nosebleeds, but in most cases, hypertension goes undetected. This is why hypertension is known as “the Silent Killer.” When blood is flowing to body organs at elevated pressures, changes occur in your blood vessels that can result in damage to the eyes, kidneys, and other organs.
What Is Hypertension
If hypertension remains unrecognized, medical complications occur that could often be prevented with early treatment and good blood pressure control.

Measuring Your Blood Pressure

The only accurate way to determine whether or not you have hypertension is by measurement of your blood pressure. The diagnosis of hypertension is usually made after three elevated readings have been obtained, so when you measure your blood pressure, you should be aware of things that can cause a temporary rise in your numbers. Some things that can elevate your blood pressure include:

Smoking
Exercise
Caffeine
Stress
Cold temperatures
Some medications
“White Coat Hypertension”

“White Coat Hypertension” refers to the increase in blood pressure you may experience when visiting your doctor. Often, your doctor will wait until you’ve settled into your visit to repeat measurement of an initially high blood pressure reading. Smoking and caffeine constrict your arteries, which results in elevated blood pressure measurement.
Your sympathetic nervous system reacts to exercise and stress by redistributing blood flow, which can also alter your blood pressure. You should measure your blood pressure at the same time each day, to get a consistent reading.
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I am suffering from dry cough for the last 2 weeks I have chest pain whenever I cough hard. Can you suggest what should be done?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am suffering from dry cough for the last 2 weeks I have chest pain whenever I cough hard. Can you suggest what shou...
Dear lybrateuser, - Avoid exposure to cold weather, smoke & dust, also avoid cold fluids - do steam inhalation twice a day - do warm salt water gargles three times a day - take tab Sinarest, 1 tab three times a day after meals with water or milk - take syrup chericof, 2 teaspoonful three times a day - have 7-8 glasses of water three times a day for proper hydration.
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