Heart 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 Hi! There are plenty of sites on the net where you can calculate your risk of a heart attack or sudden death depending on age, lipid profile and all the other usual suspects. What I cannot find anywhere, however, is the risk in someone who has CAD already. I am 58 (almost 59), not overweight, BP is low at 115/75, non smoker. My LDL used to be high at over 160 but my HDL has always been very high as well (around 65 - 70).
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.
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!!!!
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?
Avatar m tn Plus how much do you figure it costs to treat a patient in hospital for a stroke? Once a week I get my INR read by the little machine and call in the results. My Cardiologist gets the results THAT DAY. Almost real-time adjustments. Home INR testing is not for everyone. Here are some guidelines I found on the web: a good candidate for home INRtesting/monitoring would meet most of the following criteria: Is a recipient of a mechanical heart valve.
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?).
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?
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..
Avatar f tn I went to the ER and they all freaked ruling out a stroke, so maybe you should go check it out!! Better to be safe than sorry. BTW it wasnt a stroke, they had no clue!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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. Then I had a week-long migraine (headache, tingling, vision problems). Swollen hands and feet followed for a few days along with a burning sensation in the backs of my hands.
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 m tn //www.medscape.com/viewarticle/712821?sssdmh=dm1.560289&src=nldne&uac=39980BG Moderate Alcohol Consumption May Lower Dementia Risk in Cognitively Normal Elderly http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/706325?sssdmh=dm1.503531&src=nldne "...Light to moderate alcohol intake has been associated with a reduced risk of myocardial infarction, stroke, and renal dysfunction as well as all-cause mortality. In addition, said Dr.
Avatar m tn That surge causes physiological changes that can, in turn, trigger a heart attack or stroke, especially in people whose arteries are already clogged. Mental duress may also contribute to the development of disease by encouraging unhealthy lifestyle choices that increase heart risk-such as drinking, smoking, overeating, and not exercising. Negative emotions may begin to affect risk factors as early as one's teens.
Avatar n tn The reason I ask is that somewhere I read that somebody said hydrocodone etc. can cause heart attack and stroke if taken in high quantities. Is this true? Is there any organs that this stuff is particularly hard on? I realize an overdose could kill you but I am just asking about excessive long term use, what are the risks? What are we hurting?
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.
Avatar n tn Then I will work myself up to the point of panic. I think I'm going to have a heart attack, stroke, or seizure. I eventually work through these episodes (which occur about every night)and fall asleep. Usually throughout the day, I don't notice the twitching as much. It is in the evenings when I sit down and try to relax. What makes me think it is all related to anxiety is the fact that if I stay busy either physically or mentally, I'm okay most of the time.
Avatar m tn You could win the lottery!!. Just take each day as it comes and be thankful for the life that God have given you. You should pick yourself up by the boot straps and as long as you get involved in everyday life things will work out for you. This is all a test. You in this situation as this is a path that was set for you. This is your path and you have to figure out your next move. If you are in a financial rut it is your duty to change it.
6839387 tn?1385681693 He was drinking and peeing more, but I thought that was normal for a 10 year old dog. Zeus had a stroke as a baby, so he has always been a little wobbly and odd, so I did not notice anything extra odd going on. He went for a dental Friday (11/15) and it apparently exacerbated an underlying kidney issue. As I said, I did not know he was sick, so I had not had blood work done before, so I do not know when this all started. But on that day, 11/15, his creatinine was 5.8 and his bun was 90.
Avatar n tn Bless your heart -- I can only tell you my thoughts & prayers are with you, reading about your terrible situation. I'm sorry you're in such pain & having this trouble w/the doctor. It does sound like it may be time to try looking for a new doctor. I know how intimidating that can be, trying to find a new doctor to treat a preexisting condition that requires these kinds of meds...Hang in there. I'm sure some of the others here will have good ideas to help you out.
503727 tn?1210442710 By focusing on your symptoms, you only make them worse because you become more aware of them (racing heart - why is it racing? am I going to die? Pass out?...then all of a sudden your heart is beating even faster). So, you've got to adjust your train of thought. The best way is to find a therapist that deals with anxiety, buckle down and just go. I hope this helped. Best of luck.
2094297 tn?1345392693 My other warning symptom was, I had hot flashes all the time, which came when anything irritated me, and on heat-wave days, I would quickly develope heat-stroke. Also, my pee smelled like ammonia, and the socks started hurting my ankles and leaving marks.
Avatar n tn i would never belittle what anyone on these drugs went through, but I can not imagine someone who went as clinically insane as i did saying they would do it again- especially since I believe I would have suffered more severe mental damage, pysical damage, and/or death had i continued. It's funny, I play the lottery, but I am not the rare one there, why is it in the rare person sweepstakes I won rare devestating side effects?