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Avatar f tn Dear GravesLady, In regard to the following comments that you made in a post on 4/14: "Taking T3 in pill form is like swallowing uppers because there's a immediate rush, and then a quick let down and it can have serious, adverse health consequences. I heard it called cocaine of thyroid drugs....I have heard of persons having to go off of it after a period of time because it was creating heart issues. Plus ending up with the same symptom as the reason for going on T-3.
Avatar n tn My 55 yr old mother had a "massive" hemorrhagic stroke Feb. 18/05. The neuro surgeon said it was a large deep bleed in the left side of her brain, apparently she is lucky to have survived it and without surgery. The latest CT scan 3.5 weeks after the stroke the blood has started to re-absorb and swelling is going down.
451975 tn?1372332199 My husband gave me an aspirin when he realized I couldn't respond to him and took me to the hospital 5 min. from our home. I was treated as a stroke patient and sent to the downtown Toronto Stroke Centre. Unfortunately, by the time I arrive by ambulance, (about 3 hrs. later), it was too late to administer the 'stroke buster' shot that was planned. After about 4 hours, slowly, I began to regain feeling in my left fingers and forearm.
Avatar m tn I can tolerate my AF but I am concerned about the risk of having a stroke (due to clot migrating from the atria to the brain). I am taking 100mg of Cartia aspirin but I have avoided taking anything else (such as Warfarin, Dronedarone, etc) because of possible adverse side effects. I have also examined the possibility of an ablation procedure but consider a success rate of 75% too low. I would like have an assessment of my condition and suggestion as to what I should do next.
Avatar f tn Regarding antithrombotic therapy in the setting of atrial fibrillation, the guidelines recommend this for all patients with AF, except those with lone AF or contraindications. The selection of the antithrombotic agent is usually based on the absolute risk of stroke and bleeding and the relative risk and benefit for a given patient. Based on the level of risk, most patients are either started on aspirin or Warfarin (Coumadin).
Avatar m tn As long as one of the two vertebral arteries is of sufficient size, there is not a particular risk of stroke due to hypoplastic artery; in fact, some believe the artery is hypoplastic because the other one is dominant. It is important to understand the implications of your imaging findings and discussion of your questions with your neurologist is important. Thank you for this opportunity to answer your questions, I hope you find the information I have provided useful, good luck.
469720 tn?1388149949 Women who smoke and take birth control pills are at greater risk of having a heart attack or stroke than are those who don't do either. Worse, this risk increases with age, especially over 35. The good news, though, is that when you quit smoking, your risk of heart disease drops dramatically within just one year. And no matter how long or how much you smoked, you'll start reaping rewards as soon as you quit.
Avatar dr m tn Within the sleep community, we often use the term benign snoring to mean snoring without any sleep apnea. We see it as the least important form of obstructed breathing, without any medical consequences. Every time I see this in our medical journals or in the media, I get mildly annoyed, since there's so much information to show that snoring is never benign. Snoring itself is usually caused by vibrations from the soft palate.
Avatar f tn He offered to order another brain MRI to make me feel better, but really didn't think it would show anything different, so I left it where if the dizziness continues after my B12 issues are figured out, I might ask for a repeat MRI. He told me I didn't have cancer or a stroke so I should go home and live my life. Still thinking about that statement. My questions then are - should I get the MRI? Would it make sense to see a spine specialist?
Avatar m tn You did not have risk for HIV form oral sex. Whatever you read about increased risk is just wrong, not even sure I believe you read it.
751174 tn?1233502665 Are you also taking some type of anticoagulant like coumadin or at least a daily aspirin? This is very important in helping reduce the risk of stroke from the clots that can form from afib. Some have success with restoring sinus rhythm by chemical conversion with drugs. If this fails to convert you to sinus than they may suggest an electrical cardioversion. I've been through both, and to be honest I have no memory of it.
Avatar m tn However, the only risk a resolved hbv infection poses to the general population is in cases of chemotherapy or organ transplantation, where hbv infection is the least of your concerns. Hbv is already manageable to the point at which you are far, far more likely to die from heart disease, stroke, pneumonia or some kind of cancer other than HCC. The game now is replacing the inefficiency and variability of daily medications with a less fallible and more intuitive form of viral control i.
Avatar n tn Hi all, I had a stroke when I was 21 years old, It was a small stroke and due to my age and stamina only took me 4 months to recover, since then I have been on no medication. I am now 30 years old and now looking back have begun to realise that the problems I am experiencing could be due to TIA's and side effects of the stroke. I am very "up and down", have (which is the opposite to some) very bad hearing.
5318543 tn?1366446439 I can do this with no problem. I have to give you a risk assessment by law and I'm not allowed to say zero, so I will say 1% RISK". Expecting to wait several weeks or months, he then said "Go and get into a gown and I will do it now". I was shocked to see the other cardiologists who had said this was impossible suddenly turn up to watch the procedure. 5 stents later I was fixed. There is something else to consider with bypass, and it scared me after the procedure.
Avatar n tn An FDA review of reports of serious cardiovascular adverse events in patients taking usual doses of ADHD products revealed reports of sudden death in patients with underlying serious heart problems or defects, and reports of stroke and heart attack in adults with certain risk factors.
146021 tn?1237208487 However, many people with pre-diabetes develop type 2 diabetes within 10 years. Pre-diabetes also increases the risk of heart disease and stroke. With modest weight loss and moderate physical activity, people with pre-diabetes can delay or prevent type 2 diabetes. [Top] How are diabetes and pre-diabetes diagnosed? The following tests are used for diagnosis: A fasting plasma glucose test measures your blood glucose after you have gone at least 8 hours without eating.
Avatar f tn It makes sense that people who shoot up illegal drugs and share needles are at a greater risk for getting this virus. However, lots of people who did try this form of recreational drug use in the early 70’s have Hep c now. I am one of those people. I have not put a needle in my arm or anywhere else on my body since my late teens. I experimented in 1975, and learnt my lesson. Never again and it was never done again.
Avatar f tn If the person, or yourself, cannot perform any of these tasks, call 911 immediately. Time is critical during a stroke. The faster help, in the form of clot busting medication is administerd, the less we lose of the person.
Avatar m tn With that in mind, if your daughter sees a specialist, and if he recommends an ablation, and if it is deemed safe for a teenager (it is considered very low risk for an adult) then I can tell you that I would wish I could have had one back then and eliminated many, many years of tachycardia episodes.
Avatar m tn You have tons of neurons in your brain. I lost about half my brain from a major stroke, and no one can tell that I even had a stroke! The brain takes over other neurons to function. The brain is a truly remarkable part of the body. It sounds like you really need an anti-anxiety medication in addition to your anti-depressant. PLEASE, talk to your doctor about your concerns about the neurons and make sure to tell them how much you are worried about it.
284078 tn?1282620298 If I make a very gross estimate that there might be 2000 people in my city taking Topamax and I, personally have seen 2 attacks in one year, then that would put the risk at about 1 in 1000. Please understand that I have no scientific evidence to base this rate on and that this is purely my very rough estimate from my experience only. So take it for what's it worth.
Avatar f tn I was ABSOLUTELY TERRIFIED and completely convinced that I was suffering from a stroke. We want to the emergency room and I had several test done, a CT scan, an MRI, blood work, normal blood pressure/blood sugar and everything seemed to come back as normal. They diagnosed me as having an experience with a hemiplegic migraine and sent me on my way. I had been dieting during that time (I was hardly eating) and I was running 2 to 3 miles a day. I had started a new job and started back to school.
Avatar f tn The result is hydrocephalus (water on the brain) and with colloid cysts this may occur in a sudden and very severe form. Hydrocephalus may present in other situations slowly over days or months but hydrocephalus with a colloid cyst is an absolute emergency and needs very urgent treatment, and even someone who knows they may develop it may not have time between onset of symptoms and death to get help.
Avatar m tn What many people who take these drugs ignore is the increased risk of death arising form so many other causes, down the road. Infection because your whole immune system is slightly compromised. Car accident because you're not as acute as you used to be. Homicide because you mouthed off to somebody because your social skills have diminished. At the margins, these drugs are almost certainly causing a lot of deaths.
Avatar m tn New tics may also begin as imitations of normally occurring events, such as mimicking a dog barking. How these particular triggers come to form enduring symptoms is a matter for further study. In some cases, neuropsychiatric disorders, such as tic disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder, have been shown to develop after streptococcal infection. No precise mechanism for this connection has been determined, although it appears to be related to the autoimmune system.
Avatar m tn CT angio is done in people with family heart history and those having other risk factors. This helps in making an early assessment of the condition of vessels. Opinions are divided among specialists. Courage study done in the West shoes a considerable amount of debate and controversy. This means that doctors would be biased to their own specialization. Ultimately the patient and his/her family should choose an approach to be adopted which is low risk and high benefits.
Avatar n tn Previous studies identified blood viscosity and elevated levels of certain blood substances, including the protein fibrinogen, as increasing the risk of a heart attack or stroke caused by atherosclerotic disease. Other studies have shown that an increased thickness of the intima and the media, the two layers within the blood vessel wall where deposits form, can indicate early atherosclerosis.
Avatar n tn At the time of entry, each answered a risk-assessment questionnaire and gave blood. Five years later, as part of their follow-up, the volunteers were given a B-mode ultrasound scan, which can provide a image of the thickness of the intima and media layers in the blood vessels to the brain. This ultrasound technique yields a black-and-white longitudinal image of a vessel from which thickness measurements can be made.
Avatar n tn At the time of entry, each answered a risk-assessment questionnaire and gave blood. Five years later, as part of their follow-up, the volunteers were given a B-mode ultrasound scan, which can provide a image of the thickness of the intima and media layers in the blood vessels to the brain. This ultrasound technique yields a black-and-white longitudinal image of a vessel from which thickness measurements can be made.
Avatar n tn At the time of entry, each answered a risk-assessment questionnaire and gave blood. Five years later, as part of their follow-up, the volunteers were given a B-mode ultrasound scan, which can provide a image of the thickness of the intima and media layers in the blood vessels to the brain. This ultrasound technique yields a black-and-white longitudinal image of a vessel from which thickness measurements can be made.