Heart and stroke health check

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Avatar m tn Calcium boosts risk of heart attack, stroke for women, study finds https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-checkup/post/calcium-boosts-risk-of-heart-attack-stroke-for-women-study-finds/2011/04/19/AFKcJK5D_blog.
2175879 tn?1338355028 t tell you how relieved that makes me. Some people never get confirmation that they actually suffered a stroke and then they feel bad about it, employers don't believe them and it's generaly hard, and couple that with a real stroke, it's almost unberable.
Avatar f tn If this person is older they could have had a grandma seizure which represents signs of a stroke I would also ask the doctor to take a full urine check and make sure that the electrolytes are at a sustainable level. Magnesium (low) can be very hard on the body and is vital to ones health so definitely ask the doctor as to whether the renal function of the patient is at a good level. Please ask if you have any further questions.
Avatar m tn How can the doctor help me to maintain my health and treat my body unless the doctor actually sees and examines my body? There's a lot of chatter these days about medical modesty, and I think it's just overblown. Are we not adults? When I go for an exam I want to be thoroughly checked. I want the doctor to have a good estimation of not just the particulars but my overall health. This means that the doctor needs to be well acquainted with my body.
Avatar f tn I actually found that a low dose of BB can give my running a boost, particularly if I have been experiencing symptoms whilst running. With the bad heart beats gone, I can feel better and run better. I will say though that the BB can also work the opposite direction if I take more than I need.
Avatar n tn I was diagnosed with a heart murmur when I was young, and I am wondering about the cheek-biting habit and incidence of Eikenella. My dental health is so-so (I don't visit the dentist as regularly as I should). I have a lot of tightness in the chest (even before my mom's stroke), but I always chalk it up to stress, which I don't handle very well. Now the hypochondriac in me is coming out. Thank you very much for your time.
1344197 tn?1392819171 Hysterectomy for benign, non cancerous, indications is one of the commonest surgical procedures in women, but the association between the procedure and the increase risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), heart attack and stroke is not fully understood. Hysterectomy has traditionally been considered the method of choice for treating a variety of benign, non-cancerous, gynecological disorders due to the low surgical complication rate and definite cure of these diseases.
Avatar f tn I would keep eating the way you are and take magnesium in the morning and calcium at night, and also check into L-arginine; your sister may be helpful for researching the worth of these supplements. coq10 may be good too. my mom had a heart attack and was put on that drug but she had a GI bleed, so the gastroenterologist took her off of it. Then she saw a general surgeon about a hernia, and he was thrilled she was off it. He said he thought they put too many people on that long-term.
Avatar n tn hi, my name is kathy, and on wed of last week, i was in front of the washer ready to do the wash and I got cheest pains like tons of bricks were sitting on my chest then my jaws started to hurt and i had a lump( it felt like) throat and my lips started to go numb. and after a few mins it went away, in the past I get this feeling of all the blood in my body is rushing from my feet to my head and it seems like my ears are closing off.
Avatar m tn There is now no question that your oral health can affect your overall health, including your heart health. Regular check-ups by your dentist should therefore become a priority for you and your family. (see http://www.calgarydentist.ca).
368646 tn?1208393887 It protects the heart, strengthens circulation, and helps to maintain the tone and health of the heart muscle. It is also useful in stopping bleeding and to promote healing after a heart attack or a stroke. Tumeric, onions, ginger, soy are all god stuff for your heart, brain and cholesterol. I think the most important herb to point out is Hawtorn since it suit your condition and might be extremely useful for you.
782988 tn?1242685985 Seeking answers for my heart problems-in the process of getting tests. Hoping to get advice and support.
Avatar n tn I never thought about what smoking could do to the lungs, I just thought about the stroke and heart disease. If any of you readers still smoke or know someone you love that smokes, please, keep after them to quit and quit yourself. It is a dangerous bad habit not a cool one. I live in a state where smoking is a big habit and it probably will not be banned any too soon.So STOP RIGHT NOW, it is never too late.
159619 tn?1538180937 In fact, at my last meeting with my cardiologist last fall to review a new echo, she told me that my EF has not changed from 55 -65% in three years and my heart was still normal and I really no longer needed regularly scheduled visits with a cardiologist and that my family doctor could manage my care and refer me back if necessary. I have been getting some mixed messages about the level of exercise I should shoot for.
484160 tn?1343397921 The stroke occurred in pons area of the brain (part of the brain stem) which controls involuntary muscles like heart and lungs, also stability and speech and bowel and bladder, among other things. Probably the worst place you can have a stroke. The doctor said he was lucky to even be breathing much less driving himself to the hospital (smoking the whole way).
Avatar m tn //www.everydayhealth.com/health-report/atrial-fibrillation-and-stroke/diet-tips-for-afib.aspx?
Avatar n tn Get medical treatment right away. This could be a stroke or your heart. Don't take any chances with your health.
255738 tn?1230233362 Stress test was good, echo showed enlargement in bottom left of heart. Blood pressure and cholesterol controlled with meds. My father had his first heart attack at age 46, died at age 60 and had triple bypass prior to death. Mom's heart history is OK. Do you think I need another stress test or echo? Should I even worry about my heart health. My PCP has not done an EKG in over 1 year. I have some chest pain occasionally. I also have hypothyroid.
Avatar n tn Upon FDA recommendation GlaxoSmithKline pulled Avandia off the market because of elevated risk of cardiovascular events, such as heart attack and stroke, in patients treated with Avandia. Avandia maker GlaxoSmithKline has agreed to pay $460 million to resolve a majority of the pending lawsuits against the manufacturer. If you Google search Avandia and renal failure you'll get lots of hits.
Avatar n tn t seem to be the case, you could have made a wrong movement or something like that. High blood pressure will cause issues with the heart, but if you have a mini stroke you would most likely know. I am not a professional but I am guessing they put you on some type of pill for the blood vessel. Just do what they tell you and if your problems continue then you should tell your doctor what you think and he will let you know his professional opinion.
Avatar n tn Posted By Denise O. on January 03, 1999 at 21:22:12: In Reply to: pvcs and stroke? posted by Lisa on January 03, 1999 at 19:23:00: I just read in my new issue of American Health for Women that people with irregular heartbeats are at greater risk for strokes. I am 31 and have pvc's and this new information cited by SUNY Buffalo Medical School frightens me. Do they mean pvc's when they refer to irregular hearbeats? Am I at risk even though I have no heart disease? Thanks...
Avatar m tn recording my health condition for the day. still doesnt have signs of menstration,.huhuhu. its been 6 months now.
Avatar f tn Its a horrible sharp dull pain that goes through my back,up my neck,around my shoulder,and down my arm to my lower back and sometimes leg..As we speak in getting tested on my heart for coronary artery disease..and I'm only 32.Let me tell you people I've had a stressful and hard life..i was adopted so I don't know everything that runs in my family,except the mental health part.on a daily I am in pain with muscle spasms..
563659 tn?1310517917 well after four days total in and out of hospitals for my numb/ weak left side they have said i have bells palsy straight down my left side my left arm is weak my leg wobbles and half my face is still kinda parylised it ***** and i look like eith rocky or jean crietien i cant wait till it wears off
Avatar n tn I would continue to exercise aerobically, but avoid extreme sports such as Ironamns, marathons and the like as these are too extreme to be considered heart healthy, and have been shown to cause heart damage. In other words work out aerobically but not to excess, where dehydration and increased cathecholamine levels can cause worsening pulmonary hypertension and cardiac damage.
Avatar n tn Posted By Lisa on January 03, 1999 at 19:23:00: I just read in my new issue of American Health for Women that people with irregular heartbeats are at greater risk for strokes. I am 31 and have pvc's and this new information cited by SUNY Buffalo Medical School frightens me. Do they mean pvc's when they refer to irregular hearbeats? Am I at risk even though I have no heart disease? Thanks...
Avatar f tn well, i'm recovering from a stroke and a massive heart attack. it happened 10/08. then i had the heart attack. i'm a walking miracle. i started going back to work in january 09! its still a long road ahead, but every day it gets better. when i started working , i couldn't remember passwords, phone #'s etc., ; now, 8 mo later , i remember almost 99%! keep the faith! question - is this the norm?
Avatar f tn I speak extensively to African American American groups about increasing our awareness of risk factors for heart attack and stroke. In general we have 2-3x risk for having a stroke when we develop hypertension and diabetes. These disorders can affect virtually every organ in the body including the eyes, the brain with a stroke, the kidneys with kidney failure and increases the risk of amputation significantly.