Heart and stroke lottery

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Avatar n tn Many people who have had that type of death experience and brought back experience changes in the brain that often affect memory, personality or physical abilities similar to having a stroke. And like a stroke, the effects may be temporary or permanent.
Avatar m tn I remember in 2007 I was told I was at 90% risk of a very serious heart attack and yet now 5 years on, my arteries are open and I feel great. Having those numbers in my head did nothing but cause fear and depression. There is a risk factor each time we cross the road, however, with common sense we are still here. I prefer to be optimistic and believe in the next decade some incredible break-thru's will present themselves.
Avatar f tn And I mean heart attack, not valve surgery, not congestive heart failure, not stroke. A diagnosed heart attack prematurely. Age 80 doesnt count. Are you a smoker? Are you diabetic? Are you a guy? Do you have high blood pressure? Do you have a poor lipid profile? Meaning high bad cholesterol and/or low good choelsterol?
82861 tn?1333457511 We actually jumped up and down in celebration in the parking lot when ice was located. Forget winning the lottery. We had ice! A woman in the neighborhood drove to Brookshire, loaded her truck with as much ice and water as it would hold and freely distributed it through the neighborhood refusing all offers of payment. Such acts of kindness are common these days, and I hope it continues. That night my sister, Karen, drove from Cypress to check on Mom and bring her a hot meal.
Avatar m tn He had, at fifty-seven, a major heart attack that killed two-fifths of his heart muscle and left him dependent on a pace maker after the insertion of stints. Two years later he was back in the hospital with a fist sized anuerysm of his lower aorta. He has emphysema and copd. The doctor told me he his intestines are riddled with diverticulitis (my dad's, not the doctors. Or, the docor's might be as well, but that would be a little tmi...) Anway. Back to the story.
Avatar n tn to have the ablation, and I could remain on Metoprolol for an indefinite period of time. He also says that the only risk to the baby would be a lower heart rate, and possibly a low birth weight. I am not really sure how he can say this, since I have been reading that the side effects or metoprolol have only been tested on animals (are there any articles you could suggest on animals or humans to read?).
503727 tn?1210442710 As soon as I get into a place I get so dizzy and my vision is all messed up. I get so hot and sweaty and my heart races. I want my life back. I still dont believe that its just anxiety causing all of this. I feel like I have something else wrong that the doctors cant find even though i have had bloodwork, mri, ekg, and they were all normal. I started taking .25mg of xanax once a day. still dont feel any better yet. So if anybody has any help please give it to me.
2094297 tn?1345392693 High sugar levels thicken the blood and can cause problems with clots and strokes and heart problems. I have diabetes and when I treated the first time I did not watch my sugar and relapsed, not sure if the two were connected however you can do a search on Insulin Resistance during tx. This last time I treated I watched my sugar very closely and I was able to get to UND by the 4th week and remain that way 2 months later. I am sorry for all you are going through.
Avatar dr m tn Untreated sleep apnea can lead to high blood pressure, depression, diabetes, heart disease, heart attack or stroke. If you snore (or have simultaneous apneas) your body is in a stress state, more commonly known as the fight-or-flight response. This increases your metabolism, as well as keeping you from staying in the lowest metabolic state, which is the deeper stages of sleep. We know from numerous studies that inefficient sleep, due to whatever reasons, will actually promote weight gain.
Avatar m tn So I went to the doctor the other day to find out the results of my Holter Monitor test. Sinus Bradycardia. But he stressed that this was not serious, that my heart rate went down a few times WHILE I WAS SLEEPING which is NORMAL. So why the heck does it have to be given such a scary sounding label. Anyway, I am to continue the BP medicine but have to have blood work every 6 months to keep an eye on my potassium level.
419158 tn?1316575204 ( Every mc and I feel my heart breaking:~( It just isnt fair!!! Why??????? I honestly have never had a problem with getting pregnant and never had a mc so when someone I know is struggling or has had a mc I dont know what to say and that makes me sad too:~( I want to find the right word to confort but cant. Im not trying to be rude, really im not. I just wish life were more fair. An advirtisement for a baby??? Really?? Its sad when it comes to something like that.
Avatar f tn i have acid reflux, asthma, back problems, scoliosis, high blood pressure,pfo closed, breast cancer in family heart disease in family stroke in family and many more. im the genetic lottery!! haha!!!!
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Avatar m tn Be careful about self proscribing and only test every 5 weeks or so. Below 2.0 the risks of clot formation and thus ischemic stroke go up sharply. According to my Electrophysiologist, it takes a couple of months above 4.0 to equal the risk of not being on coumadin. Being a little high isn't nearly as dangerous as being a little low. You might want to see if your insurance covers home testing under durable medical equipment. I like it even though the arm stick is no problem for me.
Avatar f tn I saw a women on youtube who said she had the ablation for SVT and said the risks were stroke, heart attack, and your heart could possibly stop that is why they put the defibrillator patches on her chest during the procedure. How was your experience during the surgery?
Avatar f tn This happens to me daily--and ebbs and flows....face (one side or the other), lips, tongue...always in right arm....a spot here and there. Very unsettling at first--but I've gotten used to it now...usually is noticeable for chunks of time --15-45min at a time.
198419 tn?1360245956 The weakness in my left ankle/and leg is making my limp so severe right now. My heart keeps doing a fluttering thing (pounding in my chest, then skip a beat, then slow down, and repeat). This happens throughout the day. I'm not sure what this is about, but I hate it. So, other than that, my schedule is recovering, recovering, pick on husband, recovering, go to doctors..
519226 tn?1378994921 She talks about people in a nasty manner. She lies and when you call her on it, she denies it. She starts trouble with me and my siblings. My brother hasn't had anything to do with her in the last several years. No one wants to be around her because she is so nasty. She always has to put people down, and it seems she is extremely jealous of me.
Avatar f tn Anyone have any ideas? Cardiac patients get medications and things like stents to open up and reperfuse the heart. There has to be something to increase the blood flow to the brain.
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Avatar f tn Reading most of the stories on this forum I have noticed that even though most of you have other disabalities and heart breaking circumstances it is the foot drop that has affected alot of you the most. Every single step is a horrible reminder not to mention the nerve pain and pain all of these braces and AFOs cause. From the time of my diagnosis I have felt on-my own and unable to obtain even general information regarding how to deal with foot drop.
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Avatar f tn Her son was rushed to the city with heart problems and ended up having a stroke during his heart surgery. She made aformal complaint to hospital and to the nurse on duty - family dr even followed up with complaint. In our province hospitals in small towns are being closed (some temporary) because of lack of drs. Our community of 5,000 just got 4 new drs and we're still 2 short. We are short nurses as well, many have to work overtime hours. It's crazy. You shouldn't have got me started....
Avatar n tn A LOT more people (in this country, anyway) have *unmanaged* diabetes, and a LOT more of them are facing some pretty significant serious consequences. Vascular damage, heart disease, stroke, kidney damage, blindness, you name it. And a lot of them are dying from complications of unmanaged diabetes - far more than the number of people dying each year in the US from HIV. I'm not a doctor, but just comparing those two illnesses, I'd think most people are MORE at risk from diabetes than HIV.
Avatar n tn It has been hard to face the fact that something is going to take me, and it could be a stroke. BUT, if I don't exercise, and I get fat, it could just as easily be diabetes or a heart attack or depression. I listen to my body so much more now, and I guess maybe I am taking a chance, but deep down, I believe that fitness saved my life in the first place ("we usually find this in an autopsy") and that staying fit (carefully) is the best thing I can do live a long happy life.
Avatar f tn I got tingling in my arm, both legs, and one side of my face and scalp. My vision was a bit blurry in one eye and I got very weak. I recovered completely after about 3 hours. My doctor ordered an MRI, EKG, and heart doppler, which were all normal so she decided that it was a silent migraine. I began occasionally having heart palpitations (with no obvious trigger) that would resolve once I coughed. I started getting brief bouts of vertigo and nausea.
Avatar n tn My only current meds are birth control (ortho tri cyclen- I recently switched from Seasonale), and tenormin (for the rapid heart beat/heart pounding). If anyone has any advice it would be greatly appreciated. I dont know whether to get a second opinion or go to an endocrinologist for the thyroid. Lately, I have been having bad days and good days where I feel better and have less twitching. By the way...twitching is hardly noticeable when standing.
Avatar n tn I am going back to see my doctor Monday, that is if I dont stroke or have a heart attack first. I have stopped it and will never recommend it to anyone else. I am a Registered Nurse and people its not a safe drug. Think hard before trying it. I am going to go back on my cymbalta and pain meds. I just got my disability started, so there is a small hope there. but I am like you all, very sick and tired of hurting. I too suffer from a severe back injury that ended my nursing career.