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Dr. Bhaskar Shah is a renowned Cardiologist in Kaushalya Medical Foundation Trust Hospital, Thane. He is currently associated with Dr. Bhaskar Shah@Jupiter Hospital in Kaushalya Medical Foundation Trust Hospital, Thane. Book an appointment online with Dr. Bhaskar Shah on Lybrate.com.

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I was suffering for tuberculosis two years back and completed my medical course. But recently I observed that my chest is paining and the pain is similar to the pain I was having at the time I was suffering. Please suggest what should I do?

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I was suffering for tuberculosis two years back and completed my medical course. But recently I observed that my ches...
we need to rule out other causes of chest pain like 1.acidity. 2. severe anxiety 3. muscular problem Local application of Volini gel 1% twice a day for 2-3 day Consult Physician/me for Further Management as X ray chest may need to be done
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I am 55yrs old I have been found to have pulse variation. What could be the treatment from ayurveda?

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Dear patient, irregularity in pulse can be due to various causes. I feel before we start treating it, we should diagnose the same properly. Can you please report your ecg it should to be able to pick up arrhythmia. Arjuna is normally used in diseases wherein the heart muscle is weakened may be post an ischemic episode or a long standing ccf. Once again let us diagnose before we treat.
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My total cholesterol level is 296 as per today I tested in a lab, should I take medicine.

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My total cholesterol level is 296 as per today I tested in a lab, should I take medicine.
Hi lybrate-user I would like to give lifestyle modification a chance before starting any medication. Eat healthy exercise and loose weight repeat your cholesterol in 3 months!
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My LDL is 135 and non HDL cholesterol is 148. What kind of precaution I have to take and what is the treatment should be taken.

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My LDL is 135 and non HDL cholesterol is 148. What kind of precaution I have to take and what is the treatment should...
Regular exercise reduction in weight nd healthy low fat low carb diet is all you need. No need for any drugs unless you have a comorbidity.
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Dear sir, I have got hypertension 138/97 average, I am having dizziness and eyes blurriness rarely not daily. Dizziness will be there almost daily. Do I need to take treatment or I can reduce it by exercise and by walking and yoga. Please suggest valuable respond to my question. Thanks and regards chandrashekar.

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I have got hypertension 138/97 average, I am having dizziness and eyes blurriness rarely not daily. Dizzine...
You should start daily walk for at least 30 min. Follow low fat and low salt diet. Avoid junk food, cut in sugars. Check BP regularly. If after doing all this for a month BP is more then 140/ 90 mmhg then start medicine.
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Whenever anyone make me cry. I start crying and thn from that moment my heart starts paining.

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Whenever anyone make me cry. I start crying and thn from that moment my heart starts paining.
At 15 , you are a sensitive growing up young girl and I will not wish you to get hardened and non responsive. Crying helps release bottled up emotions but do not watch senti serials as reality will teach you more. Read good books , study books of school and develop some creative hobbies.
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Reducing High Cholesterol

Ayurveda, Delhi
Reducing High Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a greasy substance present in the blood that is required for building healthy cells and maintaining cell membranes. It is basically produced by the human body but can also be taken from food. It also helps convert the sunlight into vitamin D. However, having high cholesterol can increase the risk of heart diseases.

Hypercholesterolemia or high cholesterol increases the risk of coronary heart disease that causes heart attacks. Diet, exercise and weight are the three main factors that can affect cholesterol levels. It starts to rise after the age of 20. So, keep an eye on your weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle, in order to stay away from diseases.

Home Remedies for Dipping High Cholesterol Levels

1. Nuts

Nuts are loaded with healthy monounsaturated fats, proteins, fiber, nutrients, vitamins, and antioxidants. One should include a handful of nuts in daily diet. Peanuts, walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds, pistachios, pecans, and other nuts reduce blood cholesterol. Studies have revealed that eating a quarter cup of almonds a day can lower LDL by 4.4 percent. Moreover, you can consume some roasted almonds without oil. Walnuts contain high levels of omega-3 fatty acids. Chomp them to lower your LDL by 16 percent.

Note – All nuts are high in calories, so avoid overeating.

2. Oatmeal

Oats are considered as traditional cholesterol buster. It is packed with soluble fiber and contains beta-glucans that helps reduce the absorption of cholesterol and lower down its level naturally. You can drop your LDL by 12-24%, if you eat 1½ cups of oatmeal regularly.

3. Onions

Grind an onion in a juicer. Add one teaspoon of honey in a teaspoon of onion juice.  Alternatively, take one cup of buttermilk and mix one finely chopped onion along with one-quarter teaspoon of pepper in it. Consume it on daily basis.

4. Orange Juice

Orange juice is a rich source of vitamin C, flavonoids and folate. Drinking 3 cups of fresh orange juice regularly can help you reduce blood cholesterol levels.

5. Coriander Seeds

Studies have shown that coriander can lower the levels of total cholesterol and triglycerides. The seeds of coriander have hypoglycemic effects that are also beneficial for diabetic patients. Take one cup of water and add 2 teaspoons of coriander seed powder to it. Boil this solution for a few seconds, and then, strain. Add some milk, sugar, and cardamom for taste. Drink it twice a day.

6. Red Yeast Rice

Red yeast rice is a traditional Chinese medicine that has been used to lower the cholesterol levels. It contains monacolins, isoflavones, sterols, and monounsaturated fatty acids. For lowering the high cholesterol level, consume 1200 to 2400 mg of the supplement once or twice a day.

Note – It should be used under a physician’s direction.

7. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar helps lower your triglyceride and total cholesterol levels. It is a very effective remedy for curing a number of ailments. Mix 1 teaspoon of organic apple cider vinegar in a glass of water and drink it 2 – 3 times a day for at least a month.

  • Moreover, if you don’t like its taste, you can mix some fresh orange juice, grape juice, apple juice or any of your favorite juice with apple cider vinegar.

8. Fish Oil

Fish oils and fatty fish such as tuna, mackerel, trout, salmon, herring, bluefish and sardines are loaded with omega-3 fatty acids. They lower triglycerides and prevent heart ailments. Consume around 1-4 gram of fish oil daily.

Moreover, eat at least 2 servings of fish once in a week, most probably fatty fish, as they are the richest source of omega-3 fatty acids.

Alternatively, if you are a vegetarian, then include ground flaxseeds which are also rich in omega-3 fatty acids.

9. Honey

Honey is loaded with a number of minerals and vitamins which makes it an ultimate cholesterol fighter. Besides, the antioxidants present in honey do not let the cholesterol move out of the blood and also prevents its entry into the lining of the blood vessels.

  • Add 1 teaspoon of honey to 1 cup of hot water. You can also add one teaspoon of lemon juice or 10 drops of apple cider vinegar to this solution. Drink it in the morning. This may reduce excess fat from your system and maintain cholesterol level.
  • Alternatively, take a teaspoon of ground cinnamon and mix it in a cup of boiling water. Cover it for 30 minutes. Afterwards, strain this solution and add one teaspoon of honey to this concoction. Drink it on an empty stomach half an hour before your breakfast.

10. Soybeans

Soybeans are well-off in magnesium, phosphorus, protein, calcium, B complex vitamins, and iron. It contains 10 times more calcium than meat. Eating soya nuts, soybeans and other food products made from soy (tofu and soy milk) are the modest way to reduce the production of new cholesterol. It is recommended that consuming 25 grams of soya protein in a day can lower the high cholesterol by 5-6 percent.

Note – Some people may face digestion problems when they eat soya. They may perceive loose stools, stomach ache, or diarrhea. So consult a nutritionist before including this smart food into your diet.

11. Indian Gooseberry

Indian gooseberry has high vitamin C content and abundance of minerals that can deal with a number of ailments. It is a powerful antioxidant that strengthens the heart muscles by reducing excess cholesterol build-up, thus, keeps the arteries and blood vessels clean. Add 1 teaspoon powder of Indian gooseberry in a glass of warm water. Drink it in the morning on an empty stomach.

12. Garlic

The high nutritional value and unique taste of garlic has made it a kitchen staple. It plays an important role in treating several diseases, apart from adding up an appetizing savor to food. The anti-clotting properties and sulfur contents of garlic balances the cholesterol level and reduce the formation of plaque in blood vessels and prevents clots that can cause heart stroke. Grate freshly peeled raw garlic onto your salad dressings, dal, rasam, pizza, or soups.

  • Alternatively, consume 2 – 4 cloves of garlic with water every day.

13. Brown Rice

Brown rice is affluent in lots of minerals, fiber and vitamins. If you want to lower your cholesterol level, then replace white rice with brown rice, as its  bran contain highly saturated oil which plays a vital role in balancing the cholesterol levels. One cup of brown rice provides 11 percent fiber.

14. Turmeric

Turmeric holds excellent wound healing properties. It also lowers the levels of LDL cholesterol; hence, it can cut down the build-up of plaque on the walls of the arteries. This may lower the blood cholesterol.

  • Adding a dash of turmeric powder to the curries and vegetable while cooking is one of the best ways to get a daily dose of this powerful herb.
  • Alternatively, boil 1½ tablespoons of water and mix ¾ teaspoon turmeric and 2 tablespoons of cooked mashed eggplant in it. Now, spread this paste on whole wheat bread and eat after meals.

15. Brinjal (Eggplant)

Brinjal is a reasonable and easily accessible vegetable that contains ample amount of dietary fiber, potassium, vitamin B1 and B6, manganese, niacin, folate, copper and many more essential nutrients that maintain blood cholesterol levels. Eggplant also contains nasunin, a free radical scavenger that improves the blood flow by relaxing the walls of blood vessels. Incorporate brinjal in your diet to reduce the harmful LDL cholesterol from your body. It can be consumed in any form – stuffed, marinated, grilled, roasted, or fried.

  • Alternatively, you can have an eggplant juice for balancing your cholesterol levels.

Note:

  • People with gall bladder or kidney diseases should avoid eating brinjals, as they are rich in oxalates.
  • Those who have acidity problem should avoid its consumption.
  • If you have excessive bile humor, avoid eating it.
  • It should not be consumed during pregnancy.

16. Coconut Oil

Although, coconut oil is a saturated fat, it is considered one of the most beneficial and effective home remedies for high cholesterol. It contains lauric acid that increases HDL and improves the LDL/HDL ratio. While cooking, add moderate amount of organic coconut oil. Consume at least one to two tablespoons of this oil daily.

Note – Do not use processed or refined coconut oil.

17. Fenugreek Seeds

Fenugreek seeds are rich in minerals like potassium, iron, calcium, selenium, manganese and zinc. They also contain good amount of vitamins B, A and C. The components, termed as steroidal saponins, present in fenugreek seeds reduce the absorption of cholesterol by the body that comes from fat-rich foods we eat. Take 2 ounces of fenugreek seeds daily to lower down the level of cholesterol by 14 percent. Besides, it reduces the risk of heart attack by 25%.

  • Alternatively, these seeds can be taken in powered form along with water.
  • The leaves of fenugreek can be added to salad to enhance the mineral intake.
  • Add these seeds to various recipes as a spice, or as an herb by adding its leaves.

Note:

  • The seeds of fenugreek have a strong bitter taste. So, be cautious on its quantity. In order to remove the bitterness, soak the seeds overnight.
  • However, fenugreek leaves are not bitter and can be used in large quantity. They render a very pleasing aroma and taste to food.

18. Beans

Beans are packed with cholesterol lowering soluble fiber. Hence, they bring down the LDL level and help keep your heart healthy. There are several types of beans, such as kidney, pinto, navy, chickpea, black, or butter beans. Eat, regularly, a cup of your favorite bean for 6 weeks, so as to decrease the cholesterol by 10%.

19. Avocados 

Even though avocados do not have any dietary cholesterol, they directly affect the cholesterol levels. This creamy fruit is filled with several nutritious qualities and contains significant amount of fiber and good fats such as oleic acid, healthy monounsaturated fat that lowers the unhealthy cholesterol level and boosts up the HDL (good cholesterol). It can be added to a variety of dishes. You can mix it into guacamole, slice it in salad or top a sandwich. Alternatively, make a fine avocado dip.

Note – Being high in calories and fat (30 grams fat and 300 calories per avocado), avocados should be used moderately.

20. Olive Oil

Olive oil is enriched with heart-healthy monounsaturated fats that can cut down the LDL cholesterol without affecting the HDL. Consume at least 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a day. You can also sauté or roast the vegetables in this oil.

  • Alternatively, use it in salad dressings or for marinating chicken and fish.
  • Moreover, use olive oil as an alternative for butter while basting meat, or can be used as a dip for bread.

Note – Olive oil contains lot of calories, so don't consume more than the recommended quantity.

21. Apples

Apple is rich in pectin and contains natural antioxidants known as flavonoids in their skin that lower cholesterol level and keep your lungs healthy.  One medium sized apple contains vitamin A and C, around four grams of fiber and less than 100 calories. So, enjoy this healthy fruit.

  • Fruits like pear, oranges, grapefruit, berries, and pomegranate also decrease the cholesterol levels in the blood because of their high fiber content.

Note – If possible, consume fruits with their skin, as it contains additional fiber.

22. Celery

The high antioxidant content of celery lowers the risk of heart disease, as it prevents oxidation of LDL cholesterol. A component present in celery, called butylphthalide, balances the cholesterol level. You can include it in salads, vegetable juice, soups and any other dish.

  • Or else, have a juice made of celery leaves.
  • Instead of potato chips, fill your lunch box with celery sticks. Chomping  2 stalks of celery, every day, can lower the LDL by 7 points.

23. Mustard Greens

Mustard greens have anti-inflammatory properties, and are also abundant in sulforaphane, calcium, fiber, and vitamin C that regulate the blood pressure and cholesterol levels. These are low in sodium, hence, reduce the LDL. Consume half cup of mustard greens, in a day, to lower down the cholesterol level by 15 percent.

24. Broccoli

Besides possessing anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, broccoli has a variety of nutrients such as calcium, potassium, fiber, magnesium, and vitamin C. The fiber in broccoli combines with the bile acids in the digestive tract and excretes it out from the body. This way, it drops the blood cholesterol level.So, make it a part of your diet by including it in soups and salads.

Note:

  • Don’t overcook it; otherwise, all its important nutrients will fade away.
  • Raw broccoli is less beneficial than steamed one.

25. Chocolate

Chocolate is a powerful antioxidant that maintains the HDL cholesterol levels. The cocoa flavanols and plant sterols found in dark non-milk chocolate can reduce the LDL cholesterol by 2-5%. The flavonoids in chocolates prevent blood platelets from sticking together and keep the arteries unclogged. Eat about an ounce of chocolate in a day to boost up the good cholesterol and prevent the bad cholesterol from oxidizing.

Note – Choose a chocolate that has bittersweet taste or dark one. Milk chocolate has no flavonoids.

26. Red Wine

Alcohol can lift up the HDL cholesterol level by 5-15 percent. Red wine is advantageous in lowering cholesterol level because of its polyphenol antioxidants. It is recommended that women should drink a 5-ounce glass of wine, in a day, while men can drink up to two glasses. If you don’t prefer to take alcohol, then substitute it with grape juice. It provides equal benefits.

27. Barley

It is the most nutritious cereal that helps lower the blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels and normalize the blood sugar levels.  A fiber called beta-glucan, present in barley reduces the cholesterol levels by 4 to 10 percent, depending on its consumption. It is an excellent substitute for wheat. Consume this healthy food in the form of chapattis and noodles.

28. Tomatoes 

Tomatoes are an important source of lycopene, an antioxidant that gives tomatoes their red color. Daily consumption of lycopene lowers the level of LDL cholesterol. Simply munch on raw tomatoes or sip tomato juice.

Note – Cooking tomatoes with some oil helps your body to absorb more lycopene.

29. Flaxseeds

Flaxseeds have abundant lignans that decrease blood cholesterol, promote a healthy digestive tract, and keeps the heart problems at bay. It is loaded with fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, which checks the production and absorption of cholesterol. Simply take flaxseeds with water to lower the LDL level.

30. Spinach

Spinach contains plenty of lutein that prevents the cholesterol from getting attached to the arterial walls and protects arteries from clogging. Vitamin E present in it checks the formation of plaque, hence, reduces the risk of heart stroke.

  • Alternatively, you can consume baby spinach leaves for a small meal. Just microwave them for 3 minutes. Add some Parmesan. Eat it with a whole wheat bread. It is a healthy snack that lowers your cholesterol level.

31. Yogurt

Regular consumption of one cup plain yogurt with active cultures can reduce your LDL (bad cholesterol) by 4 percent. Apart from this, it reduces the overall risk of heart ailments by 10 percent

32. Beets

Beets are loaded with carotenoids and flavonoids, which checks the build-up of LDL, and raises healthy cholesterol levels in the body. It also contains several essential nutrients – fiber, vitamin C, folate, manganese and potassium that heal various ailments.  Have beetroot juice or combine it with some other fresh fruit juice.

Note:

  • Drinking beet juice in abundance can cause temporary discoloration of the stool and urine.
  • Beets have plenty of oxalates which can crystallize, and cause stone problems.
  • The beetroot juice can stain hands and countertops, so use gloves while preparing it.

Herbal Remedies for Lowering High Cholesterol

33. Green Tea

Green tea is full of antioxidant compounds that can lower the cholesterol level as these compounds help the blood protect the LDL cholesterol particles from oxidation. Hence, it prevents the blood clot and relaxes the blood vessels. A single cup of green tea has more antioxidants than any other vegetable or fruit.  So, enjoy at least 3 cups of green tea every day.

34. Licorice Root

5 to 15 grams of licorice extract, three times a day, is recommended for lowering the high cholesterol levels. You can sip licorice tea. Boil 150 ml milk/water in a pan, then add 1 teaspoon licorice root. Lower the heat and allow it to brew for 5 minutes. Don’t add sugar/honey, as licorice itself is 50% sweeter than sugar. Filter this solution in a cup.

Note – People with high blood pressure, nerve problems, heart disease, hypokalemia (low potassium), kidney disease, erectile dysfunction, and pregnant women should not consume it.

35. Chicory Root

Chicory root is popularly known as an additive for coffee. Being a great source of vitamin C, beta-carotene and antioxidants, this root wondrously balances the cholesterol level and prevents cardiovascular ailments. It regulates the natural metabolism of body’s cholesterol, thereby, checks the high production of LDL cholesterol. It can be used as coffee additive and substitute.

  • Alternatively, chicory leaves and buds can be added to salad and other foodstuffs.

Note – Avoid products with chicory during pregnancy.

36. Rhubarb

Rhubarb is a cholesterol-buster herb that speeds up the metabolism and lowers the LDL cholesterol because of its high fiber content. Cook it in a double boiler. Add maple syrup or little honey as sweetener. You can also add cardamom or vanilla. It is better to consume this after a rich fat meal.

Note:

  • Don’t eat the leaves of Rhubarb, as they contain poisonous chemical called oxalic acid.
  • Cooking Rhubarb can increase the antioxidant capacity along with its polyphenol content.
  • Avoid it during pregnancy.

37. Artichoke

The leaves of artichoke plant contain a special type of compound, termed as cynarine, which increases the production of bile in the liver that results in rapid elimination of cholesterol from the body, hence, unclog the arterial walls. So, this veggie actually lowers blood cholesterol levels.

38. Hawthorn Berry

Hawthorn berry acts as a tonic for heart which nurtures the entire circulatory system, and thus, lowers the cholesterol levels. Its leaves, berries and flowers are used for curing heart problems. You should take it 3 times a day in any form – capsule, powder or tincture.

  • In order to make the tincture, soak 4 ounces of the berries in a pint of brandy for 2 weeks, and then strain.
  • Alternatively, you can have hawthorn tea. For preparing the tea, add 1-2 teaspoons of berries in hot water.

39. Margarine

Margarines are enriched with a substance called plant sterols that help lower the levels of LDL (bad cholesterol). Take it on a regular basis, for 3 weeks or more, to reduce the cholesterol level by 10 percent. Since margarines are made from plant oils, they contain zero cholesterol. It can be used in cooking and baking. You can also spread it on your bagel or toast.

Note – It reduces beta-carotene absorption. Hence, compensate this by eating lots of carrots, sweet red peppers, spinach and sweet potatoes.

40. Ginger

Ginger is an herb that not only adds flavor to your food, but also decreases the cholesterol levels. You can have ginger tea that prevents sore throats and controls cholesterol as well. Besides this, you can add it to your food while cooking.

These home remedies will check your LDL cholesterol to a great extent, but it is equally important to bring changes in your lifestyle for the best results.

Do’s

  • Eat a ‘heart-healthy diet' and consume fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Sip a glass of red wine every evening with dinner.
  • Eat small meals in a day.

Don’ts

  • Avoid smoking.
  • Avoid foods containing high saturated fat.
  • Don’t consume butter, hard margarines, lard, fatty and processed meat, dairy fats.
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Total cholesterol 278 Triglycerides 347 Ldl cholesterol 185 7 Suffering from hypertension ( avg 160/110) from 3-4 years Age 28 yrs Feels dizzy,cannot concentrate on work properly Doc suggested Triolmezest 40 mg daily after breakfast whole life Please help

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
You have high levels of Total cholesterol 278 Triglycerides 347 Ldl cholesterol 185.7 You need to bring this under control. You need full assessment of Cardiac profile correctly and appropriate treatment. Contact a Physician. You need to take medicine for your Cholesterol being High(HDL not mentioned), You may need to check on Blood pressure causing Dizziness. In that case may have to start on Statins/Aspirin/review HT medicines. Diet and exercise A detailed investigation to rule out exact cause of your Hypertension/ Dizziness and Lack of concentration could be due to this.
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Dr. I'm going through some serious pain mentally as the girl that I loved and cared for with all my heart has been playing with me for my childhood friend by dancing on his tune this is killing me inside and I can not keep my head right at all leading to heavy smoking and stress. I'm completely broken emotionally, please I need help!

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Dr. I'm going through some serious pain mentally as the girl that I loved and cared for with all my heart has been pl...
Dear lybrate-user, it is not worth to waste time on the girl who does not value you, it is better that you do not have to waste your precious time and youthful energy on her. Use your time wisely, remember that your life is too precious to waste on a person who is dishonest towards you. You deserve a better person. In the material world the boy says to the girl, “I love you,” and the girl says to the boy, “I love you,” but that as soon As there is some disruption in their sense gratification, there is quarrel, Separation. Lust is based on selfishness and as soon as the girl or boy finds selfish pleasures not satisfied, then the person selfishly becomes affectionate towards another person. She does not deserve you. You should feel happy that you did not waste your time on her. Do not become victim of her selfishness. Although one may profess true love, inwardly one’s real desire is to enjoy his own senses. We love someone as long as he or she satisfies our senses, and when such sensual pleasure dwindles, the so-called love dwindles with it. Thus the love affair ends in separation. What we speak of as “love” in the material world is actually lust, or a desire to serve oneself. It has no permanent basis; today I love one girl, tomorrow another, according to my changing fancy. Indeed, although a boy and girl may change sexual partners as often as dogs and cats do, in our modern idiom we refer to their sexual intercourse as “lovemaking,” as through the gross friction of two hot bodies could generate love. We speak of love so easily, but really in this material world there is no love—it is all lust. The difference between love and lust is like the difference between gold and iron. Both gold and iron are metals, but otherwise they are not at all alike.
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Hello sir / madam my grandma went into a angioplasty surgery so please suggest me further diet and daily routine. In the sense on food habit and exercise etc.

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
•try to lose weight if you are above your ideal body.this should be a gradual process,so avoid any fat diets or quick weight loss methods. •quality of fat is more important than quantity. along with reducing the quantity emphasize on omega 3 fats in the diet;this can be done in the form of adding flaxseeds and fish. •avoid consumption of margarine,oily or fried foods, red meat,sweet preparations like cakes,pastries, margarine and carbonated drinks. •foods high in magnesium helps to protect heart, include foods such as broccoli, potatoes,spinach, and wheat germ. •include at least 8-9 servings of fresh fruits and vegetables in a day’s diet and 1 serving of green leafy vegetable daily. •avoid taking any kind of stress or strain may it be physical or psychological. **small frequent meal: • diet with small frequent meals,to avoid any strain on the heart • diet rich in mufa and pufa,and low in sfa • a diet plan low in sodium content. • a high fibre diet is recommended.
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Sir I have already ask about gynecomastia which is in right side of my chest ,no pain in that side but some times there is pain upper part of chest at left side ,sir what may be the reason.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Sir I have already ask about gynecomastia which is in right side of my chest ,no pain in that side but some times the...
Dear lybrateuser, -Your pain in the left side could be due to the the same gynecomastia problem occurring on the left side -if pain is more then take a tablet of paracetamol after meals with water -observe it for a week or so if still no improvement then consult a doctor.
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My grandmother bp has increased and reached by 220. Some tips and home remedies plz?

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
My grandmother bp has increased and reached by 220.
Some tips and home remedies plz?
In ayurveda, Hypertension is referred to as Rakta Capa Vriddhi and it sees the vitiation of vata and pitta doshas as the main cause...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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I am 65 year male. Heart patient. I wan to know about echo cardiogram report analysis. Like pumping efficiency, heart muscle health etc. Kindly advise how toN. K. G. NAMPOOTHIRI.

MBBS, MD-General Medicine, DM - Cardiology
Cardiologist, Secunderabad
I am 65 year male. Heart patient. I wan to know about echo cardiogram report analysis. Like pumping efficiency, heart...
Hello sir. Echocardiograpghy is a test in which we assess your heart's functioning. Size of different chambers, functioning of valves whether obstructed or leaking, any weakness of any part of or whole of heart chambers especially left ventricle, efficiency of pumping commonly expressed in terms of ejection fraction or ef. By this we can estimate the normacy or if any abnormality then its severity, plan treatment and asses the effect of treatment during followup. Thank you and goodluck.
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My left ventricular ejection fraction (lvef) is only 30% is there any homeopathic medicine for increasing the ejection fraction (lvef) of my heart.

CCP, MBA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Karnal
My left ventricular ejection fraction (lvef) is only 30%  is there any homeopathic medicine for increasing the ejecti...
there is an ayurvedic procedure called hridaya vasti. That would be very beneficial in his condition. ask around at a panchakarma centre near u & start that.
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When I test for lipid profile the result always shows high triglyceride but the cholesterol level is within the limit or on threshold level. I am taking rosuvastatin 20 mg daily after dinner. Is that the right medicine I am taking? Looking for your kind advice.

MBBS, PGDCC
Cardiologist, Delhi
When I test for lipid profile the result always shows high triglyceride but the cholesterol level is within the limit...
Hi, Welcome. First I want to know whether you have associated heart disease or diabetes. If no than you are taking very high dose. I'll recommend decreasing the dose to 5 mg once daily. If you have any heart disease, than this dose is fine. Thanks.
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I am 19 years old female and I am suffering from chest pain and breathing problem since last 2 years what should I do.

Certificate in Basic Course on Diabetes Management, CCEBDM Certificate in Diabetes, MBBS
General Physician, Pune
I am 19 years old female and I am suffering from chest pain and breathing problem since last 2 years what should I do.
For chest problem with breathing problem it could be low haemoglobin, some cause related to nose, lungs or heart. Since duration is 2 years better consult a consultant physician to find the cause.
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