While treating coronary heart disease patients and advising them to make lifestyle changes, like giving up smoking, giving up excessive use of alcohol, and losing weight, we felt that patients change their lifestyle out of fear of the disease, whereas… Read more >
There is a common belief that blockages in the arteries cannot be reversed. Is the reversal of blockages at all possible?
Life-style changes and treatment of high cholesterol by appropriate treatment aiming to bring the LDL cholesterol below 70mgm will halt the progress of narrowing of the arteries due to atherosclerosis and will result in reversal of blockages. Heavily calcified blockages… Read more >
Is it true that a heart attack is likely to occur any moment if coronary artery is more than 70% blocked?
It is important to realize that a severe heart attack does not occur commonly because of an artery which is already more than 70% blocked. The heart attack occurs more frequently in the artery which is less than 60% blocked…. Read more >
In a large majority of patients with chronic angina and normal ejection fraction of the left ventricle, conservative medical management is all that is required. Bypass surgery or stenting is unlikely to prolong survival in this situation. Angioplasty or by-pass… Read more >
A carefully taken history, ECG, exercise treadmill test and at times 2D ECHO are enough to diagnose that the patient has diminished coronary circulation because of narrowing of the coronary arteries due to atherosclerosis. Coronary angiography is usually advised only… Read more >
The ancient Indian and Chinese texts are full of references to chakras in our body. These chakras were considered to be the seat of mental, physical and spiritual health of the individual. Lately, a chakra, just behind and slightly above… Read more >
If you experience discomfort in the chest, like a feeling of tightness or severe pain, which may or may not radiate to either of the arms, with or without a choking sensation in the throat or any unusual feeling of… Read more >
In an average Indian diet, the fat content is about 30 – 40% of the total calories. Recommended fat intake for a heart disease patient is less than 10%. The diet recommended is purely vegetarian. It should be rich in… Read more >
Sit down in a relaxed manner, close the eyes and simply concentrate on breathing. Thoughts may come and go but remain unconcerned. Breath is life. When you are breathing, it is not only air that you breathe in; you breathe… Read more >
The purpose of yoga is to bring about the relaxation of the body and the mind. It is easier to relax the body than the mind. Moderate stretching exercises followed by relaxation, makes the relaxation easier. When the body relaxes… Read more >