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Dr. Upen Desai

Cardiologist, Mumbai

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Dr. Upen Desai Cardiologist, Mumbai
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Dr. Upen Desai is a popular Cardiologist in Andheri East, Mumbai. You can meet Dr. Upen Desai personally at Phadke Maternity Hospital in Andheri East, Mumbai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Upen Desai on Lybrate.com.

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Some time my wife is felling (thala thiruguthundi) her bp is also normal I consult a doctor he says my wife blood is less what medicine should I take.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Some time my wife is felling (thala thiruguthundi) her bp is also normal I consult a doctor he says my wife blood is ...
Homoeopathic medicine----------- biofungin (wilmar schwabe) drink 1 spoon twice daily---------------
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Hello Doctor I'm 35 years age. I'm suffering from high B.P.(i.e. 130/160-70) since one year. How many times I tested my Blood cBc& sugar, ecg, x-ray for actual cause but everything is normal. These days I'm taking some medicine like Tazloc & Rancil for control as advised. please help for better result.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Cardiology, Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS - Physician )
Cardiologist, Delhi
Hello Doctor I'm 35 years age. I'm suffering from high B.P.(i.e. 130/160-70) since one year. How many times I tested ...
1) Continue with medications 2) Stop worrying unnecessarily and getting these repeated tests. It will not change your diagnosis, but anxiety will worsen your BP. 3) Alongwith medicines follow lifestyle precautions- Walk daily for 40-45 mins, quit smoking, eat a healthy diet, avoid high salty food like chips, sauces, pickles, avoid drinking too much caffeine. 4) And consult your treating cardiologist from time to time for titration and follow up of your medications.
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My uncle is a heart patient so what type of curiosity we taken for heart patients.

MBBS, MD-General Medicine, DM - Cardiology
Cardiologist, Secunderabad
My uncle is a heart patient so what type of curiosity we taken for heart patients.
A heart patient needs to follow the following to maintain good health and quality life. 1. Healthy diet 2. Salt restriction 3. Regular activity as per doctors advice 4. Weight control 5. Avoiding stress 6. Stop and avoiding smoking 7. Regular sleeping most importantly 8. Taking drugs regularly.
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What causes abnormal ECG? My stress test is also normal and have light pain in my chest and back. After 1 day ECG was normal. I have asthma and undergone uterus operation 6 months back.

MBBS
General Physician, Ahmednagar
What causes abnormal ECG? My stress test is also normal and have light pain in my chest and back. After 1 day ECG was...
ECG i.e. elecro cardio gram shows electrical activity of the heart. If some is wrong with it like reduced blood supply(less of oxygen supply) it will show abnormal changes.
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I am diabetic last 7 years. My age is 41. I do not have any high pressure but have cholesterol. What is best food for me.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bundi
I am diabetic last 7 years. My age is 41. I do not have any high pressure but have cholesterol. What is best food for...
Non transfat containing food including olive, mustard oil/ rich greens, proteins, less carbs (lesser than you spend roughly)
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Sir, my mother is suffering from heart problem and I heart my mother to many doctors but I found that her one bulb is blocked. What kind of treatment we do to unbloked the bulb?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Sir, my mother is suffering from heart problem and I heart my mother to many doctors but I found that her one bulb is...
If there is blockage of coronary arteries than after consulting a cardiologist do an angioplasty or bypass
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Do You Know a Flu Shot Can Prevent a Heart Attack?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Do You Know a Flu Shot Can Prevent a Heart Attack?

A flu shot can prevent a heart attack! Here’s how.

Every year, heart diseases become a major reason of death all over the world.  But did you know that a simple vaccine like a flu shot can be instrumental in saving you from a heart attack?

Read on to find how this simple vaccine can save your life...

Influenza or flu has been linked with heart diseases for long and patients suffering from these diseases are always advised to be cautious in the flu season to reduce the risk of heart attacks. The ‘Journal of the American Medical Association’ recently published a study, which revealed that people who have already observed symptoms of heart diseases in them, can diminish their chances of getting a heart attack and stroke by opting to get a flu shot. Among the 6735 participants of the study, 50% were given flu shots. The results observed declared that there was 36% less chance of heart diseases and stroke resulting in death in people who had received this vaccine. Moreover, recent sufferers of a heart attack were proved to be at 55% reduced threat of experiencing another major heart problem after taking the shot.

How can the flu vaccine reduce the risk of a heart attack?

The flu vaccine  works towards strengthening your immune system, and thereby decreasing the risks of a potential stroke.

One theory suggests that if a person is suffering from flu, he/she experiences an increased heart rate, elevated body temperature and augmented oxygen content of the blood, besides an alteration in the consistency in blood, which can give rise to a blood clot. Now, heart attack is mostly caused when an artery of a person is 85-90 per cent blocked by plaque, but a person having flu may be at a risk of getting it merely with 40 per cent artery blockage. The function of the flu shot is to prevent flu, which in turn prevents plaque build up in your body, thereby reducing chances of a heart attack.

Another hypothesis is that the flu shot intervenes with the functioning of the immune system of your body, and helps in developing antibodies, which provide better protection against different types of infections, thus preventing heart attacks and strokes.


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Sleep Deprivation Can Cause High Blood Pressure

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Sleep Deprivation Can Cause High Blood Pressure
Is Sleep Linked to Hypertension?

The link between sleep and hypertension is well-known. Studies have examined the effects of sleep deprivation on healthy volunteers and have examined the sleep patterns of people with hypertension, producing data that suggest adequate sleep may reduce risk. good cardiovascular health. Data from several studies show that people who sleep less than six hours each night are 20% more likely to develop high blood pressure.
One night of inadequate sleep in patients with hypertension has been shown to result in elevated blood pressure throughout the next day.

Average sleep times have declined

Our modern society runs 24 hours a day, and many of us curtail sleep time to keep up. From an average sleep duration of 8 to 9 hours in 1960, our national sleep duration has dropped to 6.9 to 7 hours. Many people try to get by on five to six hours of sleep nightly, a habit that may be contributing to serious long-term health conditions.

What happens when you sleep?

Sleep is restorative, most people agree. We usually don’t question why, but the fact is that the circadian rhythms of sleep regulate our nervous system and the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, two critical body systems that keep our bodies in healthy balance. During sleep, normal people should experience a drop in blood pressure of about 15 points, on average. This reduces the work of your heart.

The Autonomic Nervous System and “Fight or Flight” Response

Sleep regulates the autonomic nervous system, that part of the nervous system that modulates the “fight or flight response.” This evolutionary response causes changes in many bodily functions that at one time were useful to provide an edge against predators.A constant state of preparedness from inappropriate activation of this response results in harmful stress on the body.

When the sympathetic nervous system is stimulated, blood vessels are constricted to deliver blood to vital organs like the brain and heart, increasing blood pressure. The “fight or flight” response is also associated with changes in glucose metabolism and an increased risk of insulin-resistant diabetes.

Cortisol, Adrenaline, and the Hypothalamic-Pituitary Axis

The primary hormones regulated by the pituitary and hypothalamus during sleep are adrenaline and cortisol, released by the adrenal gland. Adrenaline is a potent hormone that has a direct effect on blood pressure, mediated by constriction of the arteries. When your adrenaline levels remain high during the night, it can result in sustained hypertension.

Cortisol is a “stress hormone” that is highest in the morning and reaches a nadir between midnight and four AM. Lack of sleep can result in significant disruption of the cycle, subjecting your body to unnecessary stress responses and fatigue that are as damaging to your health as poor diet or lack of exercise.

When you awaken in the morning, your body typically experiences a 50% rise in cortisol level as your body prepares for the stress of a new day. Studies show that waking up early in the morning increases the cortisol response, an effect that is pronounced in people who are facing chronic stress and worry. Cortisol levels usually decline throughout the day, but in people who suffer from sleep loss, cortisol levels increase in the early evening, preventing natural recovery from the day and preparation for a restful night. In addition to lowered immunity, impaired glucose tolerance, and increased craving for carbohydrates, sleep deprivation is associated with elevated estrogen levels, decreased alertness, and poor concentration.

Sleep and Thyroid Hormone

Sleep loss also increases the amount of thyroid hormone in people who are not getting enough rest. People with elevated thyroid hormone have both increased blood pressure and cardiac output, putting unneeded stress on the heart.

Sleep, Obesity, and Hypertension

Sleep deprivation increases appetite by disturbing the regulation of leptin and ghrelin, two hormones that modulate appetite. Sleep deprivation alters your body’s ability to regulate the need for calories, resulting in over-eating and obesity, also linked to increased risk of hypertension.

Caffeine and Hypertension

Many of us use caffeine to remain alert when we haven’t slept well, a habit that causes dramatic increases in blood pressure. The mechanism for elevation of blood pressure after drinking a caffeinated beverage is not completely understood. Some researchers think caffeine may stimulate the adrenal gland to release adrenaline, a hormone with direct effects on blood pressure. It may block hormones that keep the arteries relaxed.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

People who have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) have multiple episodes during the night in which they stop and restart breathing. This disorder usually affects middle-age to older adults, but it can occur in patients of any age, particularly people who are overweight. People with OSA typically have high blood pressure, particularly on awakening, when their blood pressure should be at its lowest point. Symptoms of OSA include daytime sleepiness, loud snoring, morning headache, and difficulty concentrating during the day. They may be observed gasping suddenly during the night before returning to sleep.

Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

Sleep is critical for maintenance of your health. If you work shifts or curtail your sleep to accomplish multiple tasks, you are at risk for hypertension that can be difficult to treat. Measure your blood pressure in the morning. It should be at its lowest level and if it’s elevated, you should see your doctor in addition to consideration of lifestyle changes to prevent progression of medical problems associated with hypertension and sleeplessness. If you have symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea, there are effective treatments available.
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Does using minoxidil for growing beard has any side effects And if I start using it Should I want to use it completely throughout Does it causes any side effects like increased heart beat etc And what is the cost of it generally.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
Does using minoxidil for growing beard has any side effects And if I start using it Should I want to use it completel...
Minoxidil is generally well tolerated, but common side effects include burning or irritation of the eye, itching, redness or irritation at the treated area, as well as unwanted hair growth elsewhere on the body. Exacerbation of hair loss/alopecia has been reported. Severe allergic reactions may include rash, hives, itching, difficulty breathing, tightness in the chest, swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue, chest pain, dizziness, fainting, tachycardia, sudden and unexplained weight gain, or swelling of the hands and feet. Temporary hair loss is a common side effect of minoxidil treatment. Alcohol and propylene glycol present in some topical preparations may dry the scalp, resulting in dandruff and contact dermatitis.[13] some formulations of minoxidil substitute lipid nanosomes in order to reduce contact dermatitis from the alcohol and propylene glycol vehicle. Side effects of oral minoxidil may include swelling of the face and extremities, rapid and irregular heartbeat, lightheadedness, cardiac lesions, and focal necrosis of the papillary muscle and subendocardial areas of the left ventricle.[10] there have been cases of allergic reactions to minoxidil or the non-active ingredient propylene glycol, which is found in some topical minoxidil formulations. Pseudoacromegaly is an extremely rare side effect reported with large doses of oral minoxidil. Please consult nearby physician before taking this medicine.
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What should be the frequency to test the heart and what tests should be done? What are the symptoms to understand whether we should visit a physician or not?

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
What should be the frequency to test the heart and what tests should be done? What are the symptoms to understand whe...
Basic tests like BP and blood sugar and lipid profile should be done if there are no symptoms of disease reports of the tests determine the frequency of tests to be done symptoms like breathless and headaches should be investigated by ecg and tmt if permitted by report of ecg and patient can take the test how many times should a normal person get investigated vs how many times a symptomatic patient or treated patient gets investigated will be decided by the treating doctors.
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Hi, I am 25 year old and having regular tablet for High blood pressure (Metpure XL-25). Basically, im taking this tablet since 3 years and doctor said it was started due to increase in Homocysteine level. Is there any way to get rid of taking this tablet / Hypertension? Also, suggest if any other ways.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
Hi, I am 25 year old and having regular tablet for High blood pressure (Metpure XL-25). Basically, im taking this tab...
what is ur current bp...its NEVER used to treat increased homocysteine level..instead folic acid is used for that purpose...revert back with detailed bp r levels report
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My husband had high cholesterol problems, around vldl cholesterol 182 so his besicmetabolic rate is changing every day before this week we checked his weight around 82.3kg, but today we checked that is 83.5kg, he is taking tablet for cholesterol Rozavel F 10, So what type of diet he need to do doctor, one more thing he had thyroid also around 4.0. Please advise.

BHMS
Homeopath,
My husband had high cholesterol problems, around vldl cholesterol 182 so his besicmetabolic rate is changing every da...
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. In order to keep the cholesterol level under control your husband should avoid the aforesaid foods.
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Hello doctor, my mom went under an open heart surgery few years ago, she is taking all the medicine described by the surgeon, but from last 1 week there is a swelling in her leg, the leg has swollen very much she can not even walk properly, why is it so?

PGD Maternal Child Health, MBBS
General Physician, Akola
Hello doctor, my mom went under an open heart surgery few years ago, she is taking all the medicine described by the ...
It is quite difficult comment without actually examining the patient in such specific complaint. History of open heart surgery years ago and swelling in one leg now does not seem to have any obvious link. A Doppler examination of the affected leg is advisable to lok for evidence of DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis ). Let a qualified physicianexamine her without wasting time and follow his advice accordingly.
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I am 58year old diabetic and hypertension patient. My problem that I have interest in intercourse but my penis is not getting corrected. Please guide me what I must do for that.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am 58year old diabetic and hypertension patient. My problem that I have interest in intercourse but my penis is not...
It is due to diabetes and there are tablets which can be used after getting your full medical history
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He was suffering from high bp and sugar from last three days please suggest a good medicine suitable for both problems.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
He was suffering from high bp and sugar from last three days please suggest a good medicine suitable for both problems.
He has to get his fasting and post prandial blood sugar examined and get his Bp checked .Consult physician with report
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My mother is 64 years old .she has mouth ulcer and swollen lips .she applied candid mouth paint and had becosules syrup .but still she has problem. Moreover she is high BP patient and allergic to dust.

PhD, Human Energy Fields, Diploma in PIP, EFI, Aura scanning for Health evaluation; Energy field assessment, Fellowship Cardiac Rehabilitation, Cardiac Rehabilitation, MD (Ayur - Mind Body Med), Mind Body Medicine
Non-Invasive Conservative Cardiac Care Specialist, Pune
My mother is 64 years old .she has mouth ulcer and swollen lips .she applied candid mouth paint and had becosules syr...
Please encourage your mother to consume cool (not cold) sweetish buttermilk and alkaline foods like Kohala (ash gourde), cucumber, cold milk. She should not eat spicy or chilie and oil rich foods. She can take immunity enhancing tonics like Reimmugen Colostrum capsules that will help her ulcers to heal and also help deal with allergy discomforts. Regards.
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My brother in law aged 35 years is suffering from complete AV defect (Rastelli type C) with Trivial AV -regujilate with my peplastic MPA wih severe pulmonary stenosis. We found this ten year ago but doctors did not clarified this problem. Now they clarified this and suggested surgery. Kindly tell me whether the surgery is complected and percentage of success of surgery.

MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
My brother in law aged 35 years is suffering from complete AV defect (Rastelli type C) with Trivial AV -regujilate wi...
Hi, As I can understand complexity of your brother in law condition, I would also suggest cardiac surgery, for betterment of person, but make sure to get it done by good cardiac surgeon, regarding complications in surgery, every surgery doe in human body have complications, and we only advice surgery when we can't candle it with medication. So my best advice would be get surgery done with a good cardiac surgeon.
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When I get angry my heart rate and pulse rate increases. What should I do to stop it?

MD - Pharmacology, ECFMG certified , MBBS
General Physician, Navi Mumbai
When I get angry my heart rate and pulse rate increases. What should I do to stop it?
As the other doctor has said it is a physiological and normal process. but you can control your anger and how your body reacts to it. try to recognise the things that get you angry and imagine one such situation in your mind and tell yourself to calm down and that you will not get angry. there are many other ways of dealing with anger . meditation and relaxation techniques are some of them.
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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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