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Dr. Ravi Chavhan

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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
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Dr. Ravi Chavhan is a trusted Cardiologist in Andheri West, Mumbai. He is currently associated with Just Diabetes in Andheri West, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Ravi Chavhan and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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She is having a chest pain and her heart beat speed has been increased so what's her problem.

MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
She is having a chest pain and her heart beat speed has been increased so what's her problem.
Hi, it seems you are suffering from 1. Gastritis or hepatitis 2. Take an antacid 3-4 tsf 8 hrly 3. Get a blood investigation - liver function test done 4. Avoid fatty, oily meals 5. No fast food, no momos and samosas 6. No tea and coffee 7. Lots of water 8. Walk after meals 9. Eat less at nights 10. No soft drinks, hard drinks and no smoking lots of no for a better belly and even better life. Recommended a private consultation.
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Today I got my lipid profile test where total cholesterol-209, triglycerides-195, HDL cholesterol direct- 42, & LDL cholesterol direct-146 .i want to know how much are these value from normal, should I take medicine or should I reduce it through exercise and change in diet please suggest I am 26 years old.

D ( Diabetology), AFIH, DNB (F.MEDICINE), MBBS
General Physician, Pune
Today I got my lipid profile test where total cholesterol-209, triglycerides-195, HDL cholesterol direct- 42, & LDL c...
U should try with lifestyle modification first for 3 months if it does not come in range then go by medication. Exercise daily at least 45 min. Avoid high card and fatty food, avoid fried food.
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I am a 53 years old woman with a history of 26 years of Diabetes. I got myself tested for cholesterol recently and got Triglyceride levels at 146 where as the normal range was between 35 and 135. What shall I do to make them normal as well? Something in the diet or in medication?

MSc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
I am a 53 years old woman with a history of 26 years of Diabetes. I got myself tested for cholesterol recently and go...
Diabetesand triglycerideslevel control is governed by following the right diabetic diet. What to eat and what not to eat is important for diabetes control and diabetes cure or diabetes reversal. Few tips. - one teaspoon of methi seeds soaked overnight in 100 ml of water is very effective in controlling diabetes. - drink tomato juice with salt and pepper every morning on an empty stomach. - intake of 6 almonds (soaked overnight) is also helpful in keeping a check on diabetes. Natural remedies for diabetics. Tender guava leaf juice aloe vera green tea cinnamon black jamun seed extract methi seed powder drumstick leaf powder flaxseed powder amla neem flower tea multi grains wheat germ and bran lemon grass wheat grass quinoa are some of the foods which definitely control diabetes and triglycerides level. Take personalised dietary expert advice. Thank you.
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I am unable to breathe for the past 2 months. Heavy chest and no deep breathe. I smoke 6-10 cigarettes everyday. Please suggest what should I do.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Dear Nirvic, i don't know how long you have been smoking. However yo try and stop smoking. Breathing problems are common in smokers. If yo stop smoking, there are other health benefits also in the long run. Please motivate yourself continuously for 12 weeks not to smoke. If you have withdrawal symptoms, please take the help of nicotine gum or patch, or Bupropion tablets. All the best.
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7 Simple Ways To Naturally Lower High Blood Pressure

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
7 Simple Ways To Naturally Lower High Blood Pressure

In the our community, high blood pressure (HBP), also known as hypertension, is a common health condition to say the least. In fact, more than 40 percent of population have HBP, according to the American Heart Association. Whether it?s a close relative or friend, there?s a good chance that you know someone with HBP. Unfortunately, it?s considered the norm, but it doesn?t have to be that way at all.
Higher rates of obesity and diabetes and plain ole genetics put African Americans at a higher risk for HBP. Not to be taken lightly, HBP that?s left untreated can lead to a stroke. If you take medication to help control your blood pressure, then by all means, continue following your doctor?s orders, but perhaps ? just perhaps ? the best medicine is a new, healthy lifestyle. The following suggestions can not only lower your blood pressure but reduce your need for medication. Keep reading to find out what they are.
1. Lose weight.
Only do so if you?re overweight or obese. Need some convincing? Essentially, the more weight you lose, the better your blood pressure. Also, if you?re already taking medication(s) to treat your HBP, losing weight will help make those medications more effective.
2. Exercise often.
We all know how chaotic life can be at times, but it?s important to squeeze in at least 30 minutes of physical activity every day or every other day. Exercising regularly can lower your blood pressure as much as 4-9 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg).
3. Change your diet.
This means avoiding salty foods, including potato chips, French fries, pretzels, lunch meat and pasta sauce. Boosting your potassium intake and eating more fresh fruits and vegetables and low-fat dairy products can lower your blood pressure by up to 14 mm Hg.
4. Reduce stress.
Don?t neglect yourself. It?s important to take a little time to relax and unwind by participating in activities that you truly enjoy, whether it?s jogging, power walking, reading, listening to music or going to the movies. And whatever it is that seems to trigger stress in your life, figure out a way to eliminate or avoid those triggers as much as you possibly can. You might find it helpful to learn a few stress management techniques for when the going gets tough.
5. Eat more dark chocolate.
Dark chocolate seems to be the food that keeps on giving. Not only does it boost your energy and reduce inflammation, but did you know that just one small square a day can lower your blood pressure? This is due to the fact that dark chocolate is rich in antioxidant flavonoids. Now, that?s sweet!
6. Avoid alcohol and tobacco.
We?re not saying that you have to completely swear off drinking because after all, what is a good party, vacay or get-together with friends without an ice, cold pi�a colada? Try to keep your alcohol consumption to no more than one glass per day.
As for smoking, besides lung cancer, COPD, heart disease, infertility and the other dangers of smoking, tobacco products can raise your blood pressure. Although difficult at first, quitting certainly has its health benefits and pays off in the long run.
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I have a left side coldness in winter since before 15 years I got a blood pressure attack I feel icy ness in left side.

BHMS, PGDEMS, FCR
Homeopath, Pune
I have a left side coldness in winter since before 15 years I got a blood pressure attack I feel icy ness in left side.
PHOPHORUS 30,5 pills, twice a week for 2 week before meal. Eat a healthy diet. Eating a diet that is rich in whole grains, fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy products and skimps on saturated fat and cholesterol can help to lower your blood pressure. To know more consult me on private chat.
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What is the normal pulse rate for a diabetic patient with BP my pulse rate is 95 per second.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
What is the normal pulse rate for a diabetic patient with BP my pulse rate is 95 per second.
If on medication for bp, the pulse is lower. 95 at resting? is on higher side. Do get bp checked and controlled again with medicines. Yoga & meditation also reduce the pulse, so does walking and other exercises according to constitution.
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I am 31 year old and suffering from chest pain since last 6 months. Even Wakeup in morning feel more pain and while carrying weight chest pain also occur. I did get my chest x ray but there was nothing diagnose in that. Now still I am facing this chest pain problem in daily life.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am 31 year old and suffering from chest pain since last 6 months. Even Wakeup in morning feel more pain and while c...
) 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, gerd (gastro oesophageal reflux disease, 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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Symptoms Of Heart Attack

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine), DNB Cardiology
Cardiologist, Pune
Symptoms Of Heart Attack


Heart disease, an old-age ailment, nowadays has emerged as a major lifestyle concern. Rate of heart diseases in india is twice that of western countries. 

Heart disease - one of number one cause of mortality, especially among young indians. Almost 50% of all heart attacks in indian men occur under 50 years of age and 25% occur under 40 years of age.
Despite being a growing concern, not many us are aware of the most common heart attack symptoms. Though a person's genetic disposition and family history remain as the most common and uncontrollable risk factors, majority of heart diseases may be caused due to modifiable factors like blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, sedentary lifestyle, unhealthy diet, stress and weight issues. Our high risk lifestyle emerges as the biggest risk factor.

In most cases, a heart attack occurs when a blood clot is formed in one of the blood vessels responsible for supplying blood to the heart, when the supply of oxygen-rich blood to the heart muscle is disrupted due to certain blockages in the coronary arteries. 

Lack of knowledge often causes a delay in handling the situation, which could aggravate the damage and in some cases prove to be fatal. Early medical attention and treatment decrease morbidity and mortality. 

The early symptoms:

  •     The most common - sharp and constricting pain in the center of the chest, which may radiates to the left side of the body, particularly the left arm, back, chin and jaw discomfort.
  •     Profuse sweating – diaphoresis due to the over-activation of the sympathetic nervous system.
  •     In diabetic patients sweating, feeling light headed and momentary black outs are more common than feeling sharp pain.
  •     Breathlessness 
  •     Dizziness and losing consciousness. 
  •     Discomfort in the upper part of the abdomen and a burning sensation - can sometimes mistaken as acidity or heartburn.
  •     A strong feeling of nausea.
  •     Unexplained fatigue, paleness, palpitations and anxiety are other symptoms.
  •     In women presentation can be atypical. Other symptoms, like lightheadedness, nausea, extreme fatigue, fainting, dizziness, abdominal pain or pressure in the upperback.

Do's and don'ts – when a heart attack occurs?

What to do-

  •     Call for emergency medical help. 
  •     Make the person lie down flat on a firm surface and loosen clothing.
  •     Clear the airway and allow him to take a few deep breaths.
  •     The pulse should be checked not on the wrist but on any one side of the neck (carotid). Check for the regularity of the neck pulse.
  •     Try giving him oxygen if breathless.
  •     Turn the patient one side if feeling nauseating and let him vomit so as prevent aspiration into the lungs.
  •     Raise both the legs to improve the supply of blood to the heart.
  •     Isosorbide dinitrate is a vasodilator, widens blood vessels and makes it easier for blood to flow through them and reach the heart. It is available in the form of pills and should be taken sublingually.
  • If the person is unconscious, no pulse, perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (cpr. Call for help. If you don't know cpr, you can still help in rescuing by helping others. American heart association has given simplified way of cpr. Everyone should know cpr. 
  • Cpr stands for" cardiopulmonary resuscitation" it is a way to get blood and oxygen moving throughout the body of someone whose heart has stopped working.
  • Cpr can save a person's life. It can keep the brain and other organs from being damaged by lack of oxygen. It is something you do until the heart can be shocked back into action or until it becomes clear the person cannot be saved.

What not to do-

  •     Do not try to feed the patient anything and it is best to avoid oral medication.
  •     Thumping and pumping the chest without knowing the heart rhythm should be avoided.
  •     Famous self-administered treatment of coughing repeatedly is unlikely to help.
  •  It is important to note that most lifesaving medications that help in recovering from a heart attack, work best when given within one or two hours of experiencing the first symptoms, when the cardiac damage is limited. Therefore, in such situations time is most crucial. Recognizing the early symptoms and immediate medical attention can save many lives.
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Last seven months I hv little left chest pain and left hand pain. I hv done ecg, TMT, eco. Chest ct scan but all are normal. But still chest pain is there. Chest pain is just below the left nipple.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Last seven months I hv little left chest pain and left hand pain. I hv done ecg, TMT, eco. Chest ct scan but all are ...
1.For your age pain chest could be due to anxiety, stress, depression, 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. Takecrocin Advance 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, X ray chest and consult physician for advice and treatment.
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Age 75. He got paralytic attack 3 days before in left side. Because of immediate treatment he survived. Can not stand but has movement in all organs. He has high b. P. Sugar is on little higher side but controlled. Please advise how to care also suggest diet according to his condition. He is very week. thanks all.

DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Rajkot
Age 75. He got paralytic attack 3 days before in left side. Because of immediate treatment he survived. Can not stand...
He has to undergo physiotherapy and get his bp and sugars checked regularly. Diet should be balanced with more protiens and less fat specially foods containing oil, butter and sugars. Depending on the type of stroke, he may require blood thinners.
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Is it a fact that NORMAL BLOOD PRESSURE rises with age? If so at age of 63, with my untreated BP at 150/90, should I take medicine to target 120/80 or something like 134/87.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
Is it a fact that NORMAL BLOOD PRESSURE rises with age? If so at age of 63, with my untreated BP at 150/90, should I ...
150/90 bp is normal at ur age ,, if u r not taking any medicines for BP. walk daily take proper sleep and healthy diet to remain fit.
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Hello i'm 21 years old and on my last checkup I got to know that my bp is high. It was 120/150. Is it serious to have high bp at this age.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello i'm 21 years old and on my last checkup I got to know that my bp is high. It was 120/150. Is it serious to have...
Hello, don't worry , it is not serious but need to take medicine and make some life style changes.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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Hi doctor my average Heartbeat is always above 90-95. If I work or do little exercise it crosses 110 can you please suggest what could be the cause also can you suggest how can I improve my heart health.

MD PHYSICIAN
General Physician, Delhi
Hi doctor
my average Heartbeat is always above 90-95.
If I work or do little exercise it crosses 110 can you please s...
Normal heart rate varies from 60-100bpm. Tachycardia or increase heart rate can be due to thyroid dysfunction, anemia, heart diseases, stress, anxiety, electrolyte imbalance, etc. Get yourself investigated for the same. Cut Down On Caffeine-Too much coffee, cola, tea, chocolate, diet pills, or stimulants in any form can put you at risk for tachycardia. You can consult a cardiologist to get investigated for the same.
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I have been undergone with multiple about eluted angioplasty 3 years ago (Sept 2013) as proactive treatment based on periodic medical report including report of angiography .After angioplasty Now I am around 60 years old taking prescribed medicine regularly as prescribed by cardiologist. quarterly consultation with cardiologist along with lipid blood test report.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I have been undergone with multiple about eluted angioplasty 3 years ago (Sept 2013) as proactive treatment based on ...
Get your vital parameters of the body checked from a nearby doctor and follow up with findings and I will suggest you to do suryanamaskar daily as per your capacity for a minimum of six months.
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I am using daily this tablet (coveram5mg) my age 46 yeas old my job is driving 12 hours & cholesterol have 8.5 using tablet lorvast total start 2 month finish this tablet using permanent for life.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am using daily this tablet  (coveram5mg) my age 46 yeas old  my job is driving 12 hours & cholesterol have  8.5 usi...
yes.. these medicines for life time. Avoid bad habits .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 went through angioplasty in 2011, since then I have been advised to reduce my weight but even though I do not eat much my weight doesn't reduce. Also, I have not been able to go for a check up in a while, please advise what tests do I need to have for ensuring complete checkup.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I went through angioplasty in 2011, since then I have been advised to reduce my weight but even though I do not eat m...
Do not try too hard to loose weight, if your test reports show normal fats and sugars. Get total lipid profile blood test cardiac ct done for blockages, echo test for % age of heart function and continue with healthy diet plus exercise as per your capability.
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Sir when I start running fast during exercise I have problem in breathing for few minutes and my weight is 74 kg and height is 167 cm.

MD - Medicine
General Physician, Jaipur
Do not start running fast immeditely. Start with a normal speed. I woud prefer you train your self on a trademill at low speeds 1st.
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