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Dr. Vivek Gikwad

Cardiologist, Pune

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Dr. Vivek Gikwad is a trusted Cardiologist in Pimpri, Pune. You can visit him at Ruby Ailcare Services in Pimpri, Pune. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Vivek Gikwad on Lybrate.com.

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Having smoking 3-4 cigarettes can causes heart decease. As not having any health problem presently. And continued smoking from last 8 years. My age is around 35 years.

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Having smoking 3-4 cigarettes can causes heart decease. As not having any health problem presently. And continued smo...
As it contains nicotine which can cause atherosclerosis of the arteries and can lead to heart disease.

What is the normal level of blood pressure of any male or female and what is the sugar level?

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What is the normal level of blood pressure of any male or female and what is the sugar level?
For both male and female: Normal Blood Sugars. A normal fasting (no food for eight hours) blood sugar level is between 70 and 99 mg/dL. A normal blood sugar level two hours after eating is less than 140 mg/dL. BP 120/ 80 mmHg is normal value

My wife is pregnant and we have consulted a Doc. As per advise we have done the ultrasound and the report says that missed abortion and the reason being cardiac activity absent. The doc has advised for abortion. Need a suggestion that whether should go for abortion or should go for 2nd opinion.

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My wife is pregnant and we have consulted a Doc. As per advise we have done the ultrasound and the report says that m...
There is no treatment for missed abortion except getting it cleared by latest methods (will tell you later) This generation is lucky to get it diagnosed at 8 weeks or sometime later ,because of ultrasound facility available everywhere , years ago , women used to keep waiting / imagining fetal movements and doctors had to do per abdomen examination along with internal examination to match the dates along with development of fetus , it used to be a difficult task to declare a missed abortion or a still birth because even x-ray ( not done during pregnancy ) was not of much help. If your wife is 9 weeks with no heart beat , medical abortion can be done , D& C will be required only if some pieces are left, tiny membranes which do not show on ultrasound and woman keeps bleeding for more than 10 days or she develops fever due to uterine infection , A pack of 5 tablet is available on prescription of a doctor , it is written clearly on pack as to how to take tablets - 1 tab on day 1 , 1 tab twice daily on day 2 & 3 even if abortion looks to be complete on day 1 itself but the process of complete abortion takes 3 days , therefore course should be taken as advised.

1. How to get over depression or any tragedy moment i.e best friends left, breakups, some close one passes etc. 2. If it comes to mind each n every second, wat is the solution to this to get over? 3. Do all these have any relation to health n mind n heart related problems ?

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1. How to get over depression or any tragedy moment i.e best friends left, breakups, some close one passes etc.
2. If...
Dear lybrateuser, tragedies come in everyone's life and all of us have to face them. Learn to accept facts of life. To overcome depression do not isolate yourself. Keep on having interactions with friends, family members or well wishers. Have a hobby, do some work which gives you pleasure.

Coronary Artery Disease: Causes and Treatment

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Coronary artery disease is characterized by accumulation of plaque in the coronary artery that chokes blood supply to the heart. This plaque buildup usually starts with cholesterol accumulation and gradually other particles such as calcium and lipoproteins get deposited as well. Over time, the plaque accumulates, making the blood vessels narrow and choking the supply of blood. In some cases, if the plaque ruptures, it may lead to formation of blood clots resulting in stroke.

The symptoms of coronary artery disease are:

1. Breathing difficulties: This disorder may lead to shortness of breath as the blood pumping mechanism of the heart is impaired; this usually results in fatigue and exertion. It is advised to avoid advanced cardio exercises such as the high intensity interval training.

2. Chest pain: Stress related activities may cause intense pressure or tightness in your chest, resulting in pain in the middle or left portion of your chest. If you discontinue the activity, the pain would usually subside. In some cases, you may feel the pain in the arm and the neck.

3. Heart attack: If the level of plaque accumulation is excessive, then it may result in a heart attack. It is characterized by breathing difficulties, pain, tightness in the chest and sweating. You may also experience pain in the neck and the jaw.

The causes of coronary artery disease are:
1. Smoking and alcohol consumption
2. Leading a sedentary lifestyle ups the risk of coronary artery disease
3. Hypertension
4. High cholesterol levels in the body
5. Blood sugar problems

Treatment
1. Get your blood pressure under control: If you suffer from high blood pressure, then it is recommended to get it under control to prevent coronary artery disease.
2. Quit smoking: If you are a habitual smoker, then it is time to nip the habit in the bud. Smoking is known to constrict blood vessels as it is a vasoconstrictor.
3. Eat healthy: Eat a well balanced diet consisting of vegetables and fruits so that your body receives the essential nutrients to function well.
4. Beat stress: You need to control your stress levels through exercise or meditation. Take time off work and do activities that make you happy.
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I am 22 years old and I have a problem with heartbeat, heartbeat skips for 2/3 beats and I feel suffocation at that time.

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I am 22 years old and I have a problem with heartbeat, heartbeat skips for 2/3 beats and I feel suffocation at that t...
You need to have an ecg done to find out why your heartbeat is skipping, sometimes there can be heart disease that causes this which can be treated with medicines and some other conditions need more detailed examination.

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Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
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Too much cholesterol in the blood can lead to cardiovascular disease. What you eat has a direct impact on your cholesterol level. In fact, a diet rich in fiber and other cholesterol-lowering foods may help lower cholesterol as much as statin medication for some people. Working with a registered dietitian and doctor is the key to develop and maintain a successful health program to manage it. I will inform you on how to make diet, lifestyle changes, make you understand instructions for taking medication because it won't work if you don't take it as directed. Consult privately for a holistic dietary therapy to solve your problems.

I am 36 years old female. I have ASD problem in my heart and I have 3 holes in my hearts. I consult many doctors. We are says operation is a remedy for me and I attacked with Rumeria Bacteria. I have get tired and frequently fever.

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I am 36 years old female. I have ASD problem in my heart and I have 3 holes in my hearts. I consult many doctors. We ...
If this is the congenital heart disease of ASD then surgery is the only treatment for this, infection is very common in this disease, and care need to be taken for this

I am 61 year old working in dubai (nationality indian) for the last 37 years. My heart beating is missing (palpatition) some times too much. This is happening fr more than 32 years. Now it is too much. I feel my heart is beating very high and beating is missing. I am diabetic for the last 12 years. Mecation I am taking is metform 500 mg twice a day.

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Dear, have you ever done an ex especially during the palpitations. If not please get an immediate ex dine and upload it. Moreover as you are diabetic and more than 40 years of age you should be on tablet aspirin 75 mg per day and tablet atorvastatin 20 mg 1 tablet per day.

I am 40 years old, a sales manager of an insurance company. I am a patient of diabetic & hypertension. I wants to know about my lifestyle. I am taking glicomate sr 500 daily.

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I am 40 years old, a sales manager of an insurance company. I am a patient of diabetic & hypertension. I wants to kno...
Hi, consider to reverse the dm n transform your lifestyle accordingly! ask help with authentic ayurveda

Dr. I am a heart patient. Before two year I has been undergone angiography today I am fit but after operation I haven't check-up So I request to you kindly advice me my health precautions.

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Dr. I am a heart patient. Before two year I has been undergone angiography today I am fit but after operation I haven...
You mean that angioplasty has been done while doing angiography test & good to know that you feel good. Keep taking precautions like diet, exercise, no smoking, no negative stress and do take medicines as prescribed.

I am 33 year old. I have chest pain since last week. Please help me.

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which part //dide of chest.? whether increasing??relation to meals or increase by work//walking? ask privately by providing details. meanwhile can take tab zix-p 2/day 3 days.

I am 66 year old and my Blood sugar today is Fasting: 176 and PP: 283 mg/ as per Dr. Lal Lab report. My blood pressure is 90 / 140 I am taking Amril 2mg & GalvasMet 50/1000mg one tablet each before Breakfast once in a day.

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I am 66 year old and my Blood sugar today is Fasting: 176 and PP: 283 mg/ as per Dr. Lal Lab report. My blood pressur...
Dear Lybrate User, *For diabetes follow a diet low in carbohydrate, low in fat and high in fibre. Avoid bakery products. Avoid too much rice and potato. Avoid fried stuff. Avoid chocolate, cakes, ice cream, soft drinks and fruit juices. Eat lots of vegetables. *Practice Yoga, breathing exercise.

I am 39 years old, how to reduce the cholestrol [vldl] plea. Give any sugessions.

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I am 39 years old, how to reduce the cholestrol [vldl] plea. Give any sugessions.
Hello dear patient. 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. Change life style . Go walk daily, do any one physically activity daily i.e.play any game., Avoid fast foods,oily foods,junk foods,alcohol,smoking,fatty foods, non-veg.,avoid stress, use flax oil, omega-3 fatty meal or cap., take .green veg., whole grain. garlic,. Take anti cholesterol medicines .

Some time in Acidity my chest feeling like burning or some time vomiting was occurred. Most after dinner I am walking for 30 - 40 mints, than its feeling like good. This problem generally occurring in early morning and mid night, some time in mid days. Please do needful

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Some time in Acidity my chest feeling like burning or some time vomiting was occurred.
Most after dinner I am walking...
It seems it is acid peptic disease. Take food at regular intervals. Avoid spicy, oily food, excessive intake of coffee & tea. If it still persists you need take medicines.

My mother is suffering from high blood pressure yesterday she faint 3 times she told she has some gas issue she was feeling so weak and her blood pressure was 160/100 and her weight is also more then 92 kg and sometime she has some pain in her chest so what should do to control her high blood pressure.

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My mother is suffering from high blood pressure yesterday she faint 3 times she told she has some gas issue she was f...
In ayurveda, Hypertension is referred to as Rakta Capa Vriddhi and it sees the vitiation of vata and pitta doshas as the main cause. Mix 1 teaspoon of onion juice with an equal amount of honey. Take once a day for 1 week. Upon noticing improvement, continue for several more days. Take sarpgandha vati twice a day. Yogendra ras. Akik bhasm works very good in case of hypertension. Avoid salty diet. Oily food. Lower your stress. Do pranayama early morning.

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Some times I felt my heart was heavy weight. So why it's happens and what I do to take precautions.

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Some times I felt my heart was heavy weight.
So why it's happens and what I do to take precautions.
1.For your age pain chest could be due to anxiety, stress,Physical and mental strain, hyper acidity or muscle pull 2. Avoid stress and strain 3.Do regular exercise, Yoga, Meditation, deep breathing exercise like pranayama etc. It will calm your mind, control your emotion and relieve stress 4 Avoid Alcohol, smoking and tobacco consumption. 5. Take bland diet, avoid spicy, oily, fatty and junk food 6..Take paracetamol 500mg one tablet sos after food up to a maximum of three tablets daily, at the time of chest pain.7. Drink plenty of water and take rest.8.if you have recurrent attack of chest pain take ECG and consult cardiologist

Some time while breathing I have pain in right side of chest. What is the solution.

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Some time while breathing I have pain in right side of chest. What is the solution.
Hello, CHEST PAIN in your case may be due to 1.acidity. 2. severe anxiety 3. muscular problem Is history of any trauma / breathing difficulty also is pain only at one point? is burning chest also + Local application of Volini gel 1% twice a day for 2-3 day i need to take detail history for further management consult Physician/me for further management

I am 20 years old and have been detected with high cholesterol a month ago my reports are = ldl - 141 hdl- 51 vldl - 24 tc/hdlc ratio - 4.29 ldlc/hdlc ratio - 2.81. But it was a month ago and I am sure that my ldl has been reduced, but my course is still continue, I have been taking lipifol d3 for it and I am going to check my cholesterol after 15 days But a knew problem has arrived As I was taking more stress for cholesterol my BP has rise to 166/94 & why head was paining badly & after 1 day my BP has reduced to 142/85 & my head pain has stopped but I am continuously feeling pulsating sensation nerve everywhere in my head And my nose part between eyes is paining. Actually my head was paining 3 days before checking my BP Is it something serious and my doctor has told that it is also because of cholesterol and once it get controlled it will stop please have your opinion about it and is neurobin forte ok for me.

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I am 20 years old and have been detected with high cholesterol a month ago my reports are = 
ldl - 141
hdl- 51
vldl -...
Cholesterol level should be measured at least once every five years in everyone over age 20. The screening test that is usually performed is a blood test called a lipid profile. Experts recommend that men ages 35 and older and women ages 45 and older be more frequently screened for lipid disorders. The lipoprotein profile includes: Total cholesetrol LDL (low-density lipoprotein CHOLESETROL also called "bad"CHOLESTETROL HDL (high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, also called "good" cholesterol) TRIGLYCERIDES (fats carried in the BLOOD from the food we eat. Excess calories, alcohol, or sugar in the body are converted into TRIGLYCERIDES and stored in fat cells throughout the body. High triglycerides and 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. Change life style .do meditation,yoga, Go walk daily, do any one physically activity daily i.e.play any game., Avoid fast foods,oily foods,junk foods,alcohol,smoking,fatty foods, non-veg.,avoid stress,take plenty of water in day time. And 1 glass of water before bed at night. use flax oil, omega-3 fatty meal or cap., take .green veg., whole grain. GARLIC,. Cod liver oil. Take anti cholesterol medicines . Cap. Ecosprin gold-10 at night daily.
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