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No-12/124 B Thiruvalla
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My mother have BP of 130/90 and she can't sleep at night and her feet are so hot. What should we do to control that illness.

MBBS, Master of Surgery - General Surgery, Magistrar Chirurgiae (Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Cardiologist, Noida
My mother have BP of 130/90 and she can't sleep at night and her feet are so hot. What should we do to control that i...
Don't term this as illness, brisk walking, pranayam, and avoid sleeping during day will help. Take healthy diet with restricted salt intake.
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Hello Sir The age and height of my sister is 26 years and 5'6" respectively. Her weight is 87 kg .During dieting she faces the problem of low blood pressure. She tried some supplement like Herblife Shake with complete package for weight lose but again same problem of low blood pressure rises. What she have to do for weight lose. please suggest.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Fazilka
Avoid sugary drinks and processed foods avoid juices take whole fruits avoid bananas dates avoid fast foods do exercises or yoga do kapalbhati pranayam
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Hello Doctor! My husbands age is 36. His weight is 81 kg. He has cholesterol problem otherwise he is fine no other ailment. He does go for walk daily but his weight does not come down soon. I have started giving him salad before meal. He has reduced on sweet intake and rice intake. We also keep drinking warm water .He drinks warm water with cinnamon powder mix. He does not like taking medicines. Can I give him karela juice to reduce weight. We like applying little ghee on roti while lunch and dinner is that ok. What are the other diet we can give to reduce cholesterol naturally.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy
Ayurveda, Jammu
Hello Doctor! My husbands age is 36. His weight is 81 kg. He has cholesterol problem otherwise he is fine no other ai...
Hello Fatima you r doing very good things ghee is also important for body n that much is required for body, you can also add sprouts in breakfast, milk n cornflakes, boiled egg remove yolk, n there r ayurvedic medicine that you can give. You can ask for further details
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Does eating garlic empty stomach in morning helps in lowering bp? Does it cause any gastric trouble?

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
Does eating garlic empty stomach in morning helps in lowering bp? Does it cause any gastric trouble?
Please Alone eating garlic won't work Wake up early go for morning walk in greenery daily with relaxed mind daily Do yogasanas and pranayam daily Do meditation regularly Avoid oily spicy and fast food Check your blood pressure regularly Continue your current medicine for hypertension.
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My husband is 38 years old and having chest pain in left side after having an ECG done the ECG interpretation is- sinus bradycardia otherwise normal ECG. So what does the report says?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My husband is 38 years old and having chest pain in left side after having an ECG done the ECG interpretation is- sin...
Dear lybrateuser, - When the heart rate is below 60 beats per minute it is known as sinus bradycardia - it could be due to low thyroid hormone level or electrolyte imbalance like more potassium, also can be a defect in the hearts conduction system or drugs used in conditions such as hypertention - can be interpreted & treated accordingly.
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Chest Pain - Can Homeopathy Help You Treat it?

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition, M.Sc - Psychology, BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Chest Pain - Can Homeopathy Help You Treat it?

Chest pain is a common problem that most people experience. Chest pain can signal anything from a muscle cramp to even an impending heart attack. You should never ignore symptoms of chest pain as it can signal a serious underlying disorder. The details about chest pain are not described here as it is beyond the scope of this article. The focus is on various homeopathic remedies to treat symptoms of chest pain.

Why homeopathy?
Homeopathy is an alternative system of medicine that was started in the year 1796, by Samuel Hahnemann. It is based on the premise that the substance that causes a disorder, if introduced in the right quantity in the body, will cure the same disease. Compared to mainstream medicine, homeopathy products are not synthetic and are free from any side effect.
Homeopathic remedies for chest pain:

The homeopathic remedies that are given below not only treat pain effectively, but also get rid of the actual cause of the pain. The best thing about these remedies is that they are completely free from any side effect, whatsoever. The various homeopathic remedies for chest pain are:

  1. Rhus Tox: This remedy is effective in treating pain that spreads to the shoulders from the chest; these symptoms tend to worsen in damp and cold weather.
  2. Arnica Mont: If you experience chest pain along with soreness in the body, this remedy is prescribed.
  3. Ranunculus B: In case of intercostal rheumatism wherein you experience pain in the muscle between the ribs, this remedy is usually recommended by the practitioner.
  4. Kali carb: Kali carb is used to treat stitching pain in the chest that worsens during the early hours of the morning.
  5. Rumex C: This remedy is used to treat pain that develops in the left lung, followed by coughing.
  6. Bryonia: For a stabbing or a burning chest pain that worsens when you move, Bryonia is considered to be the appropriate remedy.
  7. Phosphorus: This remedy is recommended when you experience heavy coughing and chest pain caused by pneumonia or tuberculosis.
  8. Carbo-veg: Carbo-veg is used to treat chest pain resulting from acidity, gas and indigestion.
  9. Robinia: This remedy is used to treat symptoms of chest pain that originates from behind the sternum (breastbone) as a result of acidity.
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My cholesterol is more with high triglycerides and total cholesterol, shall I avoid eggs and it's products, I am a pure vegetarian but I eat egg omelet?

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
My cholesterol is more with high triglycerides and total cholesterol, shall I avoid eggs and it's products, I am a pu...
Yes avoid egg. The homeopathic goal is to lower high cholesterol to desired levels to prevent coronary heart disease. Diet modification is recommended. High Blood Cholesterol Healing Diet 1. Eat a well-balanced, high-fiber diet based on whole grains, legumes, fruits, and vegetables. 2. Eat more fish and less meat. 3.Increase soluble fiber intake, it improves lipid production.   4. Avoid foods high in saturated fats such as margarine, fermented cheese, whole milk, vegetable shortening, poultry skin, lamb, sauces, fried food, andice cream. 5. Avoid cholesterol-rich foods such as egg yolk, seafood, anchovies, sardines, and baked goods made with eggs. 6. Choose good fats such as monounsaturated, polyunsaturated, and omega-3essential fatty acids. 7. Garlic helps reduce high cholesterol. In the morning take a tiny piece of garlicand crush it with the knife. Follow with a glass of water (swallowing instead of chewing avoids garlic breath). The allicin in garlic also helps lowers high blood pressure and prevents blood clotting. 8. Have a glass of red wine at dinner, it increases HDL production. 9. Drink eight to ten glasses of water, per day. 10. Engage in 30 minutes of physical activity. 11. Stop smoking.
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Doctor I am 25 years old. I feel little pain/chocking in left side of chest. Is it a disease? Or it is normal? If it is a disease which disease is it? And how to cure it?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Doctor I am 25 years old. I feel little pain/chocking in left side of chest. Is it a disease? Or it is normal? If it ...
Dear lybrateuser, - Your problem could be due to acidity - avoid spicy, fried & junk food, also restrict tea, coffee intake to 1-2 cups per day - chew your food well, do not miss your meals, have meals on time, have 4-5 small meals rather than three large meals, have dinner 2-3 hrs before bedtime - have syrup Gelusil, 2 teaspoonful three times a day half an hour after meals - have7-8 glasses of water for proper digestion.
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Diabetes And Hypertension - Natural Ways to Prevent These Diseases!

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, Post Graduate Program in Diabetology
General Physician, Delhi
Diabetes And Hypertension - Natural Ways to Prevent These Diseases!

The lifestyle we lead plays an important role. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important to overcome many diseases as it helps in bringing the blood pressure to normal and in turn reduce the risks of diseases, such as diabetes and hypertension. Factors like smoking, diet, stress and sedentary lifestyle can lead to hypertension and diabetes. Hypertension is known as silent killer as it is symptomless.

There are various traditional medicines known to lower the blood pressure. Also, there are certain herbs that help in controlling blood pressure and preventing other diseases.

Some of these herbs are:

  1. Basil: This herb has a strong aroma and can be used in the preparation of many foods. It also helps in lowering the blood pressure, though for a brief time. Adding freshly chopped or torn basil to soups, salads, pastas and casseroles not only enhance the taste but are also beneficial for health.
  2. Cinnamon: This herb requires some effort to add in the diet, but is helpful in maintain the blood pressure. Diabetic people should have cinnamon everyday in some or the other way. Cinnamon can be included by sprinkling over cereals, oats, coffee, stews and curries.
  3. Cardamom: Cardamom if consumed daily can be helpful in bringing down blood pressure and in turn controlling hypertension and diabetes. Cardamom is very popular in South Asia, the seeds can be powdered and used in stews, soups or baking. It not only has an enhanced flavor but is also packed with numerous health benefits.
  4. Flaxseed: This is very rich in Omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids are believed to lower the blood pressure and also protect the body against atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. They are known for reducing cholesterol levels, and improving glucose tolerance thus acting as antioxidant. Flaxseeds can be added in smoothies and soups or baked goods.
  5. Garlic: Garlic often synonymous with bad breath and pungent seasoning has immense health benefits. It dilates and relaxes the blood vessels allowing the blood to flow freely and in turn reduces the blood pressure. 
  6. Ginger: Adding ginger to the diet helps to control the blood pressure. It relaxes the blood vessels and improves the circulation of the blood. Ginger can be used in sweets, savories and beverages and is very common in Asian food.
  7. Celery seed: This is a diuretic and in China it is used to treat hypertension. This can be used to flavor stews, soups, savory dishes and casseroles. Both the seeds and the plant have various benefits and uses of their own.
  8. Hawthorn: This herb is used to treat high blood pressure in China. Decoctions of the herb have health benefits such as reduction of blood pressure, controlling hypertension and blood circulation. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dietitian-nutritionist and ask a free question.
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Hi sir I want know about High blood pressure my blood pressure is 140-150/90-100 please guide me for control this diet, exercise daily routine work.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Hi sir I want know about High blood pressure my blood pressure is 140-150/90-100
please guide me for control this die...
Hello Lybrate user according to ayurveda, Hypertension is referred to as Rakta Capa Vriddhi and it sees the vitiation of vata and pitta doshas as the main cause. Home Remedy- 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. Treatment- 1-take sarpgandha vati twice a day. 2-yogendra ras. Akik bhasm works very good in case of hypertension. 3-Take pranacharya no tens capsule twice a day Diet-avoid salty diet. Oily food. Lower your stress. Do pranayama early morning.
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Today I got my lipid profile done. My triglycerides are high at 257.(HDL 48, cholesterol 161) rest seem to be normal. What should I do to bring it in normal range?

Diploma in Diabetology, Pregnancy & Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Prevention in Diabetes ,Thyroid
General Physician, Sri Ganganagar
Today I got my lipid profile done. My triglycerides are high at 257.(HDL 48, cholesterol 161) rest seem to be normal....
Start brisk walking tab. Diabetic diet and do exercise. Avoid sweets. Salad missi roti ,green vegetables and fruits all decreases triglycerides. If not controlled then fibrates drugs should be used.
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I am having hypertension. Last 3 years I am taking Telma 40 at early morning. Now it is raising to 130/93 despite using the tablet. I do no have diabetes and hypothyroidism. Kindly advise me.

Diploma in Diabetology, Pregnancy & Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Prevention in Diabetes ,Thyroid
General Physician, Sri Ganganagar
I am having  hypertension. Last 3 years I am taking Telma 40 at early morning. Now it is raising to 130/93 despite us...
The tablet is right take it after morning breakfast. Also do brisk walking at least 30 min per day. Salt resricted diet and avoid ghee, butter and oil. Tension free life also help.
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Is Your Heart Missing a Beat Regularly - Could it be Arrhythmia?

MBBS, Master of Surgery - General Surgery, Magistrar Chirurgiae (Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Cardiologist, Noida
Is Your Heart Missing a Beat Regularly - Could it be Arrhythmia?

Arrhythmia is a disorder which is characterized by improper and irregular heartbeats; be it too slow or too fast. This problem occurs when the electrical impulses that are used to regulate your heartbeat don’t work in the correct manner. Your heart may beat irregularly, too slow or too fast.

Symptoms
Although this disorder does not yield many symptoms, a few noticeable symptoms of arrhythmia are slow heartbeat, or a racing heartbeat, chest pain, breathing difficulties and dizziness. Arrhythmia can lead to inefficient pumping by the heart, leading to bouts of fainting. A severe symptom of this disorder is ventricular fibrillation, wherein the ventricles tend to quiver instead of transporting blood. This symptom can cut off blood supply to the vital organs, which may lead to death.

Causes

  1. Coronary artery disease: In this disease, arteries of the heart can get blocked, leading to irregular heart beat and impaired heart functioning.
  2. A heart attack: An ongoing heart attack usually leads to irregular heartbeats.
  3. High blood pressure: High blood pressure problems make you more vulnerable to this condition.
  4. Impaired functioning of the thyroid glands: An overactive or underactive thyroid gland can lead to heart arrhythmia.
  5. Excessive smoking and alcohol consumption: These habits can cause problems with the blood vessels in the body, thus increasing risks of this particular condition as well as other cardio-vascular diseases.
  6. Stress: Too much stress can lead to high blood pressure; that is again linked to heart arrhythmia.

Treatment
Mild symptoms of arrhythmia do not require treatment. However, complications resulting from it warrant treatment. The various treatment options for this condition are:

  1. Pacemaker: A pacemaker is a device that is used to regulate your heart rhythms. It is placed in the body by a surgical procedure and an insulated wire is put, connecting the heart to the pacemaker. In case of an irregular heartbeat, the pacemaker sends out impulses to correct the improper heartbeat.
  2. Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator: This device is used to prevent a dangerous symptom of heart arrhythmia, a symptom wherein the ventricle quivers. It is similar to a pacemaker as it is also placed near the collarbone. In case it detects an abnormal rhythm, it sends out shocks to reset the heart rhythm.
  3. Maze procedure: This is a surgical procedure wherein incisions are made on the upper heart tissue to create a scar tissue. Scar tissues act as insulators to prevent stray impulses.
  4. Alternative therapies: Alternative procedures such as yoga and meditation can help remedy the disorder.
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Coronary Artery Disease - Know the Primary Signs!

MBBS, MS (Gen. Surgery), M.Ch - Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, DNB (CTS)
Cardiologist, Noida
Coronary Artery Disease -  Know the Primary Signs!

Your heart is the most important and vital organ of all and regulates the flow of heart to all parts of the body. Thus, the valves and the arteries which take the blood to your heart are also an important component in ensuring that the circulation is constant. Thus, any hindrance to this process will put a lot of pressure on your heart and lead to more serious problems in the long run. Coronary artery disease is one such problem and can seriously put the health of your heart at risk.

What is coronary heart disease?
Coronary arteries are very important blood vessels, which carry nutrients, blood and oxygen to your heart. If the level of bad cholesterol is high in your blood, it will start leaving deposits on the walls of the arteries which are commonly known as plaque. This plaque will start building up over time causing blockage of the arteries and disrupting proper blood flow. Excessive build up of the plaque may then rupture the lining of the plaque. This will then induce blood clotting and further prevent the normal flow of blood.

Symptoms
Primary symptoms may include

  1. Shortness of breath: This may occur while you are exercising or performing activities which are mildly exerting.
  2. Heart beats very hard and fast: Your heart may beat very hard and fast, especially when doing everyday activities such as climbing stairs or walking for a prolonged distance.
  3. Angina or chest pain: You may experience pain in your chest as if someone was pressing against it with a lot of force. Angina is also triggered due to stressful activities or even emotional stress. It usually occurs on the left or the middle of the chest and may even be felt in the back, arms, and neck.
  4. Heart attack: Heart attacks are the most common and the most serious complications of coronary heart disease. You would feel extreme pain, akin to crushing on your chest, shoulder, or arm. It may even be accompanied by jaw pain, and sweatiness.

Treatment
Non invasive forms of treatment are always preferable rather than invasive surgeries or procedures to treat coronary heart disease, especially where the risk of serious complications such as heart attack are still on the lower side. Some of the treatments used for coronary heart disease are as follows:

  1. Making lifestyle changes: Quit smoking, reduce alcohol consumption along with consumption of regulated diet will automatically start cleaning plaque that has built up within the arteries. Losing weight also tends to help.
  2. Medications: Special medications can take care of cases wherein the deposits are still lesser and the plaque buildup can be removed without the requirement of extensive surgery. Anti-cholesterol medications are one example of this.
  3. Surgical procedures: These are usually employed when the blockage is severe and cannot be corrected by the conventional methods mentioned above. Some of the procedures are angioplasty, stent replacement, as well as coronary artery bypass surgery.
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Hypertension - Types, Causes, Symptoms And Treatment

MD, MBBS
General Physician, Bangalore
Hypertension - Types, Causes, Symptoms And Treatment

Hypertension or High Blood Pressure (HBP) is a long-term or chronic health condition where the pressure of the flow of blood is always high in the arteries. High blood pressure can develop over many years and affects everyone at some point in life but if not treated for a very long time, it can escalate the risks of a number of cardiovascular problems and chronic kidney disorders.

Types

1. Primary hypertension - High blood pressure caused by genetic, prenatal or other natural causes like aging (people over 60 develop HBP) is known as primary hypertension.

2. Secondary hypertension - Secondary hypertension is that which is caused due to specific conditions, like kidney disorders, lung disorders etc.

Causes

Blood pressure depends on the amount of blood pumped by the heart and the radius of the blood vessels. The delicate balance can get disturbed due to a number of factors.

Primary hypertension may be caused by genetic factors. There are 35 identified genetic loci related to blood pressure. Mutations in these can cause chronic HBP. Other factors like maternal smoking, deficiency of vitamin D, deficiency of calcium, insufficient breast milk consumption also increase the risk of HBP.

Secondary hypertension is caused by a variety of conditions like hypothyroidism, hypothyroidism, nephritis, asthma, sleep apnea, depression, pregnancy etc. Overconsumption of caffeine, alcohol, sodium and illegal drugs may also be responsible for high blood pressure.

Symptoms

Hypertension may not show any warning symptoms for several years while it continues to develop. A few tell-tale signs are frequent throbbing headaches, shortness of breath, nosebleeds, excessive sweating but these only occur when there is an extremely serious medical complication.

Treatment and Prevention

Hypertension is a common condition, especially after the age of 40. Medication may help control severely high blood pressure to an extent but certain lifestyle changes go a long way in both preventing and treating the disorder. Some of them are:

1. Taking regular blood pressure readings after the age of 25. A normal blood pressure is not more than 120/80 mm Hg.
2. Obesity causes hypertension. A normal Body Mass Index of 30kg/sq. m. is to be maintained.
3. The daily diet should include at least 4 to 6 portions of fruits and vegetables.
4. Salt intake is to be limited.
5. Drinking and smoking are to be minimized.
6. Stress and burnout should be avoided.

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Hi .I am . 40 years old .Working in IT firm. Generally maintain a good work life balance. I have one constant concern .I always have this triglycerides which shows high in my health report which I get generally once in 6 month. Other health factors looks normal .My last results show that triglycerides as 215. Though other lipid profile factors looks in normal range 1) .is it cause of concern? 2) Should I take some medication? 3) What are the actual causes of high triglycerides PS: I do not smoke, booze .At times eat outside .Once in while tend to eat chicken (otherwise a strict vegetarian :-)

Diploma in Diabetology, Pregnancy & Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Prevention in Diabetes ,Thyroid
General Physician, Sri Ganganagar
Hi .I am  . 40 years old .Working in IT firm. Generally maintain a good work life balance. I have one constant concer...
Triglycerides is floating fat which can deposit under vessels may cause blockage. So start brisk walking ,no fat over chapati, no extra sugar in take. Eat lot of salad fruits and green vegetables. More quiry ask on line.
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Hi Pichle 2 to 3 din se sardi bahut adhik hai .kuch din se muje chest pain hai .piche peeth mai bhi pain hai per exact location pata nahi h.suggest me.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
Hi Pichle 2 to 3 din  se sardi bahut adhik hai .kuch din se muje chest pain hai .piche peeth mai bhi pain hai per exa...
Please It seems to be musculoskeletal pain Do some neck, back and chest exercises daily Take Tab hifenac TH 10 1 1 Tab pantop 5 1 Tab neurobion forte 10 1 1 Reconsult if needed.
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I want to know the percentage of risk of heart problems for me. I am 32 years old with a LDL 160, HDL of 36, total CHOLESTEROL of 237 with occasional breathlessness.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Pune
I want to know the percentage of risk of heart problems for me. I am 32 years old with a LDL 160, HDL of 36, total CH...
All these numbers show that you r very much prone to heart disease. Start exercising regularly. Avoid fried foods, milk products and non veg food.
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I am 35 years old male, I don't smoke, I used to take alcohol often moderate, I don't have sugar, bp, cholesterol, my bmi is normal, I have sometimes chest pain doctors said its costochondritis, my echo shows grade 1 MVP, my thread mill test are normal, then what is the reason for my chest pain, do I actually have heart problem.

MBBS, DGO, MRSH, DGO,
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
I am 35 years old male, I don't smoke, I used to take alcohol often moderate, I don't have sugar, bp, cholesterol, my...
Acidity or gas could be one reason, eating late night and not excercising could be another, sometimes its bcz of muscle pain or chest congestion too, suggest take some antacid and do regular excercises, and eat atleast 2 to 3 hours before sleep and take light meals in dinner.
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