Heart disease by weight

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4031436 tn?1349148172 I have coronary artery disease, I have been gaining so much weight, I eat very little but i am retaining a lot of fluid in my hands and my feet, I look like a balloon, I am so uncomfortable, I take coreg twice a day and furosemide once a day. I also have stage 3 kidney disease, I need some really good advice on why I am gaining so much. I am hurting constantly my legs, feet and pretty much every where, i am pretty sure it is from the weight. Please help and give me some answers and advice. soon.
Avatar n tn I am writing to ask if weight gain after by-pass surgery is normal? My husband had four by-passes just five weeks ago and continues to gain fluid weight. Our doctor has him on 80 mg lasix a day and some of the weight is coming off but he is still swollen in his legs and lower abdomen. He is diabetic and on insulin (70/30 nuvlog). He also takes medicaiton for high blood pressure, gout, and cholesterol.
Avatar f tn You do not mention other health issues, so it is likely that his weight does not increase because of his heart condition. Once the valve problem is solved, he should develop normally. If the repair is successful the outlook is normally very good.
Avatar n tn Physical Signs of Heart Disease Swelling of Your Feet and Lower Legs Retention of fluid in the feet and legs is known as peripheral edema. Edema may appear as "sock marks" at the end of the day. Mild peripheral edema is common. Your doctor may check for this sign by pressing a finger against your ankle or shin bone to see if a depression is left behind. This is called "pitting edema.
Avatar n tn Can I safely stop taking Plavix and continue with th 81mg of asprin. I did not have a heart attack, I had an agina attack. I had open heart surgery, one bypass in the LAD in 2000. I am bruising very easy lately and wonder if I'm doing more harm than good with the current medications.
Avatar n tn His Doc wants him to start meds for high blood pressure. He has a family history of heart related problems........his uncle had a heart attack at 38yo.......died last year at 55 but of lou Gehrigh's disease. His dad died at 57yo.........had several heart attacks previously , was a smoker and cause of death was cardiovascular collapse.. His youngest uncle had stents put in a few years ago......in early 40's,,,,,,,, was really tired....went to doc.......and they saw blockages.
Avatar f tn Thank you for your time. I know that my LAD has no calcification. The number was zero. Your number is extremely high. I know that I have plaque halfway down the abdominal aorta vessel. I don't think that is consider heart disease maybe aorta disease. (not sure) Once again thank you for your time.
Avatar m tn They still also use the same old technique to stop a patient’s heart which is the ‘ice slushy’ method (not the kind of colorful and flavorful ice slushy you can buy at a Village Pantry Store or 711). By that they pack ice slushy around a patient’s heart to cool down the circulation and stop the heart. That allows them to then put the patient on bypass or the heart-lung machine (the ‘pump’).
159619 tn?1538180937 I started lifestyle changes in 2005 and started exercising daily and managed my diet. As of today, I am 260 pound so I have 70 more to go, but I have lost the weight slowly by exercising and watching what I put in my mouth. My BP has dropped to my current 90 day average of 111/67, to which my family doctor wants me to come off the ARB I take for hypertension. My resting heart rate has dropped from the mid 70's to the mid to upper 50's with very good tolerance for exercise.
Avatar m tn I was said to have no heart disease or issues whatsoever. Also backed by stress tests, blood, ekgs and holters. I was 285lbs and lost 30lbs between echos. My question is, in a heart without disease or conditions (aldo proven by my workups) can obesity make the heart slightly bigger? And can losing SIGNIFICANT weight & fat, like for me 285 to 260, then down under 200 eventually and maintain, can that reverse it to go back to normal size? My LV was measured at 6.0cm then 5.
Avatar m tn If you are monitored on a regular bases that should not happen and that would be every 6 to 12 weeks until you reach the right level and dose for you to feel your best, not a 100%, but close. You might find a little weight gain once you have achieve your goal level. If weight is due to thyroid it is only a 10 to 15 lb concern and it night even level out after a while. Doctor Lupo will define. Hang in there!
Avatar n tn I am a nurse and feel pretty comfortable with the language that my doctors use, but am confused by the difference in their opinions. Here are my last set labs TPO 447, TSH 0.03, T4 9.6, T3 uptake 34, Free Thyroxine Index 3.3. So antibodies, low TSH, and normal T3 and T4. My symptoms are losing hair including eyebrows, dry, dry, dry skin (dry enough that I don't sweat), large weight gain (approx 40 lbs.
Avatar f tn The resistance may be increased by a severe, long-standing lung disorder, such as emphysema or pulmonary hypertension, or by disorders involving the left side of the heart, also, but rarely by narrowing of the pulmonary valve. The enlarged right ventricle can skew the opening of the tri-cuspid valve. I had an enlarged left ventricle several years ago and that caused moderate to severe mitral valve regurgitation.
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Avatar n tn Before considering a remedy, a problematic diagnosis should be appreciated. You do not provide very much information and having said that almost all EKG tracings should be evaluated with clinical manifestations. To assess just based on your report, ST-T wave abnormalities may be related to ischemia (occluded coronary vessels), infarction (heart attack), electrolyte abnormalities, medications, etc. and because there is specificiity (i.e.
5948831 tn?1377198400 When I get up, then hold my head up, I become dizzy and feel sensations in my heart. Just had a blood test which revealed elevated levels of calcium. I am 74 years old, had a heart by pass operration in 1993. I have not drank alcohold or smoked for 30 years. I do drink coffee and caffeine free diet cokes. Could I be experiencing tachycardia?
Avatar n tn I'm betting you learned this as a result of an EKG, it refers to a weakness of heart cells between the chambers. Usually the next step is a stress test, unless that has been done, then you would have an angiogram which is the gold standard. EKG's are a an 8 second view of your heart while it is beating away. Unless it is read by a Cardiologist, it isn't always very accurate. If you do in fact have an anteroseptal wall ischemia, there are degrees of severity, in my opinion.
Avatar n tn ” In other words, the advice we’ve been given by medical “authorities” over the past half century on how to prevent heart disease is actually causing it.
Avatar n tn dunno... there is a book called Reversing Heart Disease written by Dr. Dean Ornish that is very good. I used it for my guide. It is great... it tells you exactly how to do it.. the foods to eat and etc. As to whether or not it is safe for you not to have surgery now.... I wouldnt know.... that would need to be a cardiologist decision. It takes 2-3 maybe four years to reverse problems I think.. just a guess.. I changed my lifestyle about 20 years ago... I think it has put years on my life...