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Avatar m tn I do, however, continue to recommend 162 milligrams daily (two low-dose aspirin) to patients who already have coronary heart disease, have already had a heart attack or stroke, or who are at high or moderate risk for one and not at risk for gastrointestinal bleeding. In addition, I now follow the recently revised American Diabetes Association guidelines for aspirin use in people with diabetes.
469720 tn?1388149949 Don't smoke or use tobacco products When it comes to heart disease prevention, no amount of smoking is safe. Smokeless tobacco and low-tar and low-nicotine cigarettes also are risky, as is exposure to secondhand smoke. Tobacco smoke contains more than 4,800 chemicals. Many of these can damage your heart and blood vessels, making them more vulnerable to narrowing of the arteries (atherosclerosis). Atherosclerosis can ultimately lead to a heart attack.
Avatar n tn Gary- The higher the HDL the better but HDL is a part of total cholesterol (TC) and if TC is low it is hard for HDL to be that high. Still, the American Heart Association guidelines say a HDL of <35 is an independent risk factor. I don't know about adding points to HDL if one is following a low-fat diet or what the data is that this doctor is basing this on. As far as treatment of low HDL this will be based on your doctors recomendation and your overall total risk.
Avatar m tn I do, however, continue to recommend 162 milligrams daily (two low-dose aspirin) to patients who already have coronary heart disease, have already had a heart attack or stroke, or who are at high or moderate risk for one and not at risk for gastrointestinal bleeding. In addition, I now follow the recently revised American Diabetes Association guidelines for aspirin use in people with diabetes.
Avatar n tn I do, however, continue to recommend 162 milligrams daily (two low-dose aspirin) to patients who already have coronary heart disease, have already had a heart attack or stroke, or who are at high or moderate risk for one and not at risk for gastrointestinal bleeding. In addition, I now follow the recently revised American Diabetes Association guidelines for aspirin use in people with diabetes.
163305 tn?1333672171 Protect Yourself From Medical Research DeceptionA recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found over 40 percent of the best designed, peer-reviewed scientific papers published in the world's top medical journals misrepresented the actual findings of the research.(i) The "spin doctors" writing the papers found a way to show treatments worked, when in fact, they didn't.
21064 tn?1309312333 According to American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines for the management of patients with valvular heart disease, when using current echocardiographic criteria for diagnosing MVP, the prevalence is 1 percent to 2.5 percent of the population. Even this estimate means millions of people have been taking antibiotics prior to dental procedures.
Avatar m tn Also, some people are on dialysis because of kidney failure caused, at least in part, by chelation therapy. The American Heart Association is concerned that some people who rely on this therapy may delay undergoing proven therapies like drugs or surgery until it’s too late. This is the added danger of relying on an unproven "miracle cure." Clearly, people who choose chelation therapy are risking more than money.
Avatar m tn The AMA believes that chelation therapy for atherosclerosis is an experimental process without proven efficacy.
1838299 tn?1403496143 high blood pressure fast heart rate or abnormal heart beat chest pain heart attacks Stroke or symptoms of a stroke. Symptoms may include weakness, loss of coordination, and numbness. New or worsening autoimmune problems. Some people taking PEGASYS develop autoimmune problems (a condition where the body’s immune cells attack other cells or organs in the body), such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and psoriasis. Infections. Some people who take PEGASYS may get an infection.
181575 tn?1250202386 (Program and abstracts of the 41st Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of the Liver; April 26-30, 2006; Vienna, Austria.) showed that greater virologic suppression at Week 24 of telbivudine or lamivudine treatment was associated with superior clinical outcomes at Week 52. 5. "To date, we have no data demonstrating additive viral suppression from combinations of HBV drugs,...
Avatar n tn I saw a post about atrial fibrillation and stomach gas possible association. I too have the same thing so it may not be all in your head if your suspect this to be the case. Most dr.'s think your crazy or never heard of this when you even suggest it. Thats whats wrong with most dr's. They don't think outside the box and most always treat symptoms with side effect ridden drugs because this is what they learned.
Avatar m tn To date, the FDA, American Veterinarian Medical Association (AVMA) and several animal health diagnostic laboratories in the U.S. have not been able to identify any definitive cause or connection between the illness and treats. The FDA also reports that extensive testing of chicken jerky treats has been conducted, but no contaminant has been found. No definitive cause or connection. No contaminant has been found. Move along. Nothing to see here. Move along.
Avatar n tn I saw another post about atrial fibrillation and stomach gas possible association or connection. I too have the same thing so it may not be all in your head if your suspect this to be the case. Most dr.'s think your crazy or never heard of this when you even suggest it. Thats whats wrong with most dr's atleast in my experience in that they don't think outside the box enough possibly because this is what they learned.
Avatar f tn Not to mention that he was walking like Tim Conway on the old Carol Burnette show (the little old man taking tiny tiny steps). He also looks like he has had a stroke with one side drawn - so does that leave us with Tina Fey (love those videos) to run this country if elected??? mmmm......let me think about that. She's pretty smart, but .......
Avatar m tn To investigate a possible association between serum vitamin D levels and spontaneous hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) seroclearance. METHODS: Fifty-three patients diagnosed with chronic inactive hepatitis B and spontaneous HBsAg seroclearance were followed up in two Israeli liver units between 2007 and 2012.
211940 tn?1267884866 Same here. Left arm... midway between shoulder and elbow. First noticed it when it woke me up the first night, and each night there after. It has since progressed to where I can feel it all day... but night is the worst. Not as bad as yours, but enough to affect my sleep - and is now having a definite affect on the strength in my left arm. And no, it is not the "shooting pain" associated with a heart attach...
Avatar n tn and i mean pain, the docs couldnt do anything for him, he had a heart attack and the post mortum showed that the N+ had eaten away at his bowels and lliver - PLEASE STOP NOW....... go ct or go to your docs - i have to explain to my children now 5 and 6 why they cant see their daddy anymore - please dont do that to your family.
1294995 tn?1330666336 I was suppose to go for my 5th IVF this September 2010 now that I'll be having annual leave. Too many heart aches but I really am thinking about it.. I hope that coming into this forum, can give me some sort of courage to actually go through with it.. :o) Wish you ladies the best of luck!