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Dr. Balachandran Nair

Cardiologist, Trivandrum

250 at clinic
Dr. Balachandran Nair Cardiologist, Trivandrum
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Dr. Balachandran Nair is a trusted Cardiologist in Anayara, Trivandrum. You can visit him at Ananthapuri Hospitalnull in Anayara, Trivandrum. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Balachandran Nair on Lybrate.com.

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My BP is 140/90 and I am taking telma h for it once a day in morning. what should i do to control my bp

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
My BP is 140/90 and I am taking telma h for it once a day in morning. what should i do to control my bp
Continue your medicines for high b. P. Eat as whole grain foods, green veg. Juice, plenty of water at least 8 glass of water in a day. Avoid high cholesterol foods, oily, fatty, junk, fast foods, foods from out sided, sweat foods. Go for walk daily, do yoga, cycling, any good exercise i. E cycling, avoid stress, try to take good sleep at night. Checkup your body by blood tests and physical examination at regular time.
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Anything I do I get nervous. My heart beat gets faster and I become more worried. Can't concentrate on my studies.

MB, BS. M.D
General Physician, Hyderabad
Anything I do I get nervous. My heart beat gets faster and I become more worried. Can't concentrate on my studies.
It is common to be nervous try to face it too often so that you can get used to it don" nt go to doctor ommediately try to practice patience keep yourself calm if it really taking yourhealth consult any clinical psycologist for help before you see any doctor practice some yoga.
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Im 27 years old. Very much disturbed. Im suffering frequent heart palpitations since 2 years. Did do ecg test, thyroid and blood test, everything normal. But palpitation doesn't seem to go. Please help.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Im 27 years old. Very much disturbed. Im suffering frequent heart palpitations since 2 years. Did do ecg test, thyroi...
Dear Lybrateuser, - Your problem could be due to anxiety, fear, excess intake of tea, coffee or consumption of alcohol, tobacco if you do so since your tests are normal - do regular exercise, walking, jogging, swimming, also include yoga, meditation & deep breathing for 5-10, min in your schedule - have a balanced nutritious diet with more of fruits & vegetables, have 7-8 glasses of water in a day - if not much relief get your blood serum electrolytes, calcium levels done, consult a cardiologist. -
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Exactly my chest is pain last three days so please give me the solution of my problem.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Exactly my chest is pain last three days so please give me the solution of my problem.
1.For your age pain chest could be due to anxiety, stress, Physical and mental strain,hyper acidity, muscular problem 2. Avoid stress and strain 3.Do regular exercise, reduce your weight if over weight. 4.Control your diet. Avoid oily/spicy/fried and junk food,high calorie and cholesterol rich diet.Take small frequent meals(5-6 meals/day instead of three heavy meals).If you have hyper acidity take one tablet of pan 40 in the morning before breakfast daily for few days 5.Do Yoga, Meditation, deep breathing exercise like pranayama etc. It will calm your mind, control your emotion and relieve stress. 6.Have sound sleep for 7-8 hours daily. 7.Avoid smoking,alcohol, excess tea/coffee, if you are having 8. Drink plenty of water and take rest 9. Take paracetamol 500mg one tablet sos after food up to a maximum of three tablets per day at the time of chest pain 10.if you have recurrent attack of chest pain check your BP, take ECG and consult cardiologist 11.Consult me for further advice
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He is having a pain in his heart sometimes do not know why? He smokes as well so he wants to he is having this pain due to smoking or anything else?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
He is having a pain in his heart sometimes do not know why? He smokes as well so he wants to he is having this pain d...
1. For your age pain chest could be due to anxiety, stress, physical and mental strain, hyper acidity, muscular problem 2. Avoid stress and strain 3. Do regular exercise, reduce your weight if over weight. 4. Control your diet. Avoid oily/spicy/fried and junk food, high calorie and cholesterol rich diet. Take small frequent meals (5-6 meals/day instead of three heavy meals. If you have hyper acidity take one tablet of pan 40 in the morning before breakfast daily for few days 5. Do yoga, meditation, deep breathing exercise like pranayama etc. It will calm your mind, control your emotion and relieve stress. 6. Have sound sleep for 7-8 hours daily. 7. Avoid smoking, alcohol, excess tea/coffee, if you are having 8. Drink plenty of water and take rest 9. Take paracetamol 500mg one tablet sos after food up to a maximum of three tablets per day at the time of chest pain 10. If you have recurrent attack of chest pain check your bp, take ecg and consult cardiologist 11. Consult me for further advice.
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She is a pericarditis patient at the beginning stage. I don't know how to take care her. She doesn't reveals anything to me about her health problem. What should I do.

MD - PHYSCIAN
General Physician, Delhi
She is a pericarditis patient at the beginning stage. I don't know how to take care her. She doesn't reveals anything...
Inflammation of the lining around the heart (the pericardium) that causes chest pain and accumulation of fluid around the heart (pericardial effusion). There are many causes of pericarditis, including infections, injury, radiation treatment, and chronic diseases. So banju patience is required with such disease, you must visit your treating doctor regularly, take your medication as prescribe, find some one to share your health issues, you should motivate yourself and not lose hope. With positive mind set you can live a healthy prospourse life, since it's a begining stage you must discus with your doc all the possible treatment which can increase good quality of wellness. Keep a stress free surrounding.
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Hi my mother is 50 years old and suffering from knee pain I have checked with orthopedic Dr. But he saying there is gap of bones and operation is only one solution so requested to you kindly help of this issue and avoid operation. Second thing my mother is suffering from from sugar & high BP.

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Homeopath, Delhi
Hi my mother is 50 years old and suffering from knee pain I have checked with orthopedic Dr. But he saying there is g...
Mr. Lybrate-user. I suggest you take homoeopathic medicine medorrhinum10, m. Calcaea phos. 6x. Kali. Carb 30 ok tds for 1 month solve your problem k.
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I have urinate problem. With chest and lower abdomen pain. And chronic kidney injury. I take dialysis thrice in a week. What should I do now?

MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Delhi
I have urinate problem. With chest and lower abdomen pain. And chronic kidney injury. I take dialysis thrice in a wee...
Chest and lower abdominal pain is due to so many causes. You should remain in touch of nephrologist who is making dialysis. He can suggest you better treatment.
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I was stented twice. But scan indicates that i have only one on asking the dr he says he has put the stent within stent. Is there any way of confirming the truth.

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
General Physician, Delhi
Yes you can go for radioscan of heart or get an echo test done for your heart or ct angio of heart it will the truth.
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I am 64 years old. Undergone angioplasty 3 years back. Presently my lipid profile test shows normal s.Chool.Please suggest

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 64 years old. Undergone angioplasty 3 years back. Presently my lipid profile test shows normal s.Chool.Please su...
Hello dear 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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I am 21 years old female. Am experiencing palpitations and chest pain its been long since I really even fall asleep in the night. Also because of this my diet is gone really bad I barely feel like eating.I face a lot of acids and gas issues could you please suggest me something for my palpitations.

MBBS, PG Diploma In Clinical Cosmetology (PGDCC)
Cardiologist, Purba
I am 21 years old female. Am experiencing palpitations and chest pain its been long since I really even fall asleep i...
It most likely due to anxiety take etizola beta after breakfast and you may need a help from psychiatrist.
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What can I do to prevent this from getting worse or having a heart problem again?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
What can I do to prevent this from getting worse or having a heart problem again?
Hi We need to make few changes in our life to stay fit and healthy (if there is no medical condition): - Just walking alone is a very beneficial exercise which can help you stay in shape, feel more energetic, and get healthy. Always take stairs rather than taking an elevator. -Standing while you work can help your body get more activity than if you were just sitting down. Spend at least some of your work day standing instead of sitting in order to help your blood flow and maintain your muscles. -Do more chores. Lots of household chores actually involve a lot of exercise and being better about doing chores can be a great way for you to fit activity and exercise into your day. -Aim to exercise for a total of 30 minutes per day and you’ll easily be able to maintain your fitness level. -Some exercises will be more efficient than others, and choosing these more efficient exercises means that the small amount of time that you do spend exercising will really count. Try to choose exercises that focus on your core muscles, since your legs and arms can get activity through daily activities like lifting bags of groceries and walking a longer distance from your car. Try squats, planks, burpees. -Get indulge into some activity at home like riding a bicycle, swimming, playing active games with your kids. -Eating right. Cut out unhealthy fats and take in healthy fats. The easiest way to identify unhealthy fats is to look for “solid” fats, or fats that are solid at room temperature. Get plenty of protein. Protein will help you maintain your muscles and also give you the energetic feeling that you may be missing now that you’re getting less exercise. Good protein sources include skinless chicken, salmon, sardines, almonds, walnuts, peanuts and peas. Eat properly portioned, balanced meals. Generally, about ⅓ of your plate should be fruits and vegetables and ⅓ of your plate should be grains. The final third should be a mix of protein and low-fat dairy (cottage cheese, eggs, non-fat milk, etc). -Drinking enough water also has the added bonus of keeping your hunger level down, helping you to maintain the lower calorie count that you’ll be getting now that you’re not exercising as much. Medication: There is an old saying - ‘Prevention is always better than cure!’ So, take homoeopathic Heart Tonic by Schwabe Essentia Aurea /10-20 drops should be taken 3 times a day before meals. Take Care.
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Hypertension In Pregnancy

MBBS, PGDCC
Cardiologist, Delhi
Hypertension In Pregnancy

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is defined as blood pressure higher than 140/90 mm hg. Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy are a major cause of maternal, fetal and neonatal morbidity and mortality, both in developing and developed countries. Hypertension is the most common medical problem in pregnancy.
If high blood pressure continues after 20 weeks of pregnancy, preeclampsia and other complications can develop.

What causes high blood pressure during pregnancy?
According to the national heart, lung, and blood institute (nhlbi), there are several possible causes of high blood pressure during pregnancy.
These include:
- being overweight or obese
- failing to stay active
- smoking
- drinking alcohol
- first-time pregnancy
- a family history of pregnancy-related hypertension
- carrying more than one child
- assistive technology (such as ivf)
- maternal age is also a factor, with pregnant women over the age of 40 being more at risk.

BP measurement:
# use a sitting or semi-reclining position so that the arm to be used is at the level of the heart.
# do not take the bp in the upper arm with the woman on her side, as this will give falsely lower readings.

What are the complications of high blood pressure during pregnancy?
- if high blood pressure continues after 20 weeks of pregnancy, there can be complications. Preeclampsia can develop.

What is preeclampsia?

This condition can cause serious damage to your organs, including your brain and kidneys. Preeclampsia is also known as toxemia or pregnancy-induced hypertension. Preeclampsia with seizures becomes eclampsia. This can be fatal.

Thorough prenatal care, including regular doctor’s visits, should be able to address preeclampsia symptoms. Symptoms include:

@protein in a urine sample
Abnormal swelling in hands and feet
@persistent headaches

Preventing high blood pressure during pregnancy:
Common risk factors for high blood pressure, such as obesity and a history of high blood pressure, can be minimized through diet and exercise. Of course, during pregnancy, it is inevitable that you will gain some weight. It’s recommended that pregnant women consult with their doctor to identify a weight gain target that is healthy for them.

Dietary guidelines for pregnant women vary from person to person. Speak with a nutritionist who will keep your specific height and weight in mind when creating a nutrition plan for you.

The nhlbi emphasizes that it’s important to take steps to lessen your risk of high blood pressure. You should steer clear of smoking and drinking alcohol, both of which have been known to raise blood pressure.

Pregnancy causes hormone shifts, as well as psychological and physical changes. This can bring on stress, which can make high blood pressure harder to manage. Try stress reduction techniques such as yoga and meditation.

 

Management:
Management depends on the woman's bp, gestational age and blood flow in the placenta. Non-pharmacological management is recommended for many women but is not recommended when there is the presence of associated maternal and fetal risk factors. Non-pharmacological management includes close supervision, limitation of activities, and some bed rest in the left lateral position.

All pregnant women should receive antenatal education so that they are aware of the symptoms associated with pre-eclampsia, its importance, and the need to obtain medical advice.


Such symptoms include:
Severe headache.
Visual problems: blurred vision or flashing before the eyes.
Severe epigastric pain.
Vomiting.
Sudden swelling of the face, hands or feet.
 

Women who are at high risk of pre-eclampsia are recommended to take 75 mg aspirin daily from 12 weeks of gestation to delivery. Such women are those with:

- hypertension or pre-eclampsia/eclampsia in a past pregnancy.
- chronic kidney disease.
- autoimmune disease (eg, systemic lupus erythematosus (sle) or antiphospholipid syndrome).
- diabetes mellitus (both type 1 or 2).
- chronic hypertension.


Women should also take 75 mg aspirin daily from the 12th week if they have any two of the following features:- in their first pregnancy.
- aged ≥40 years.
- previous pregnancy >10 years ago.
- body mass index (bmi) of ≥35 kg/m2 at booking.
- family history of pre-eclampsia.
- multiple pregnancy.

Medication for high blood pressure during pregnancy:
Some traditional blood pressure medications can cause problems in pregnant women should be avoided when you are pregnant:

-ace inhibitors
-renin inhibitors
-angiotensin receptor blockers
These drugs in particular will be passed through the bloodstream to the developing baby. They can negatively impact the baby’s health. These medications may also cause blood to thin, which can compromise the mother’s ability to carry the baby to term.

Methyldopa and labetalol are both drugs that have been deemed safe for use to manage blood pressure during pregnancy.

Talk to your doctor about how to control your blood pressure if you develop hypertension during pregnancy.

Summary:
High blood pressure during pregnancy doesn’t usually lead to serious problems. However, if it goes untreated, hypertension can become life-threatening for both mother and baby.

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Which one drink is good for the health out of beer, wine, wisky, vodka, rum, And I want to reduce the cholesterol in stomach place.

M.D. - Ayurveda, B.A.M.S (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine& Surgery), N.D.D.Y(Diploma in Naturopathy,Diploma in Yoga)
Ayurveda, Pune
Which one drink is good for the health out of beer, wine, wisky, vodka, rum, And I want to reduce the cholesterol in ...
Up to 60ml of wine can be consumed safely daily not more. To reduce cholesterol in stomach area, you need to do 30 min of brisk walk/jogging/running daily reduce the amount of oil, ghee in good and totally stop fries food and junk food. Start taking 1 tsp of triphala churns daily at night with warm water after food regularly.
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Brown Bread Vs White Bread Vs Whole Grain?

diploma in dietitics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Pune
Brown Bread Vs White Bread Vs Whole Grain?

Be it burgers, bagels, muffins, sandwiches or simple toasts, bread has made headway into the diets of a huge portion of the populace. Although a staple diet for many since time immemorial, the consumption of bread has increased extensively in the recent past. But, which type of bread should we intake to incur the best health impacts is a question that bothers many. The general assumption is that the wholegrain variety is the best alternative. However, the barrage of marketing tactics makes it impossible to distinguish the best variety from the others. 

There are a whole lot of myths surrounding the best variety of bread and you must choose wisely before settling for one particular type. It is expedient to look beyond the overt appearance or the name of the bread, one needs to be wary of the ingredient before taking a call.

Mostly, white bread is made out of refined flour which is often striped off essential nutrients and fibers. To worsen the situation, white bread is often bleached with certain chemicals to enhance its appearance.
Certain assumptions deem brown bread as the healthier option. Unfortunately, it isn't true always. More often than not, brown bread is simply white bread with artificial coloring added to it or is caramelized. They essentially add no surplus nutritional value.

Similarly, multigrain bread can often mislead the consumers about its health impacts. Unlike whole wheat bread, multigrain breads are usually chemically treated with softened grains. This does not effectively recover the lost nutrients of the bread.

Whole wheat bread has more pronounced health benefits. It contains more wheat germ and fibers in comparison to the more processed varieties of bread. Having evaded the toxic additives, it has relatively healthier effects on our blood sugar levels.

As you realize that the bread that you eat does not necessarily affect your health favorably, wisdom lies in seeking out the least harmful variety. In that context, rye bread or spelt bread contains greater amount of minerals. Besides, bread made from barley, oats and millets have greater mineral content than the commercially hybridized varieties and promote better health.

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I am 25 year old boy from India. Last week I had chest pain, it lasted few minutes. Yesterday I again felt it. Is it symptom of heart disease?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am 25 year old boy from India. Last week I had chest pain, it lasted few minutes. Yesterday I again felt it. Is it ...
Heart pain is associated with sweating and is like heaviness and compression in chest and you can take an ECG
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Hi my friend is suffering from hypoglycaemia and he's non diabetic. Doc suggested with insulin antibody serum test. What is this test for? The report showed 20U/ml What did this reading mean?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
The anti-insulin antibody test checks to see if your body has produced antibodies against insulin. Normally, there are no antibodies against insulin in your blood. Normal value ranges may vary slightly among different laboratories.
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Hello Doctors! I found a small lump underneath my sternum. I can see it when I stretch my chest out. There is slight pain when I push on it. Also I have been having pelvic pain. Are they connected? What could this lump be? Please help! Thank you!

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
Hello Doctors! I found a small lump underneath my sternum. I can see it when I stretch my chest out. There is slight ...
Well there are lot of many reasons for this, suggest you get back to us on this as this could be due to deficiency, infection or some under lying pathology, and in order to get to the real reason we would need a couple of tests based on which we shall be able to advise you further on this.
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I am 44 years old my blood report detail.(1. Serum tsh: 5.41.(2. Serum cholesterol-total: 215.(3. Triglycerides: 159.(4. Serum hdl-direct: 40. Serum ldl-direct: 153. please advise precautions and medicines. Thank you sir/madam.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 44 years old my blood report detail.(1. Serum tsh: 5.41.(2. Serum cholesterol-total: 215.(3. Triglycerides: 159....
eat low fat diet,low salty food,or low sodium intake , take whole grain foods,oats meal,plenty of water, 1 glass of water at night before bed. do not take stress and alcohol intake. you should be take medicines for your disease..tab. thyronorm 50 mcg before meal in morning daily. tab. ecosprin 75mg at night. tab. atorvas-10 mg at night.
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My daughter is a patient of low blood pressure. What can I do for her? She is very weak. When her bp goes down her body can't move.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, give her Alfalfa tonic , 2 tsp twice daily. Angioton 10 drops with water twice daily. Give her lemon water with salt . Drink more water. A cup of the raw beetroot juice once daily. It is one of the best home remedies for low blood pressure. Drinking a cup of strong black coffee can also help.
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