I want to know if a 90 yr. old that has high BP and bladder issues low kidney function, arthritis all over...
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I want to know if a 90 yr. old that has high BP and bladder issues low kidney function, arthritis all over body, with dementia and hyperparathyroidism , with a slow heart rate, would a pacemaker really improve her health ??View Thread
I am relocating to Denver for a job but have recently been diagnosed with mild COPD. I've read extreme cold, muggy climates or elevation could exacerbate COPD symptoms. That doesn't leave too many options. If I relocate to Denver can I manage symptoms? (By the way, I am not a smoker.)
-Since it is mild it is only a slight issue at this juncture (living in Northeast), so I am not on meds, nor do I want to be. -The cold did not present an issue this winter. -Could running a humidifier (or anything) help me in Denver?
My dad is having a hard time staying comfortable. He can't eat, can't sleep, his white blood cells are up,...
Posted by An_262473
My dad is having a hard time staying comfortable. He can't eat, can't sleep, his white blood cells are up, his throat hurts. Please help me figure out if he needs at go to urgent care. I hate seeing my dad miserable. The clinic in our area says it is just a cold but i disagree with them due to his symptoms.View Thread
I had a 100% blockage in the left artery which was opened by a steint. Widowmaker. There was damage to my left ventricle and the pump rate is between 40 and 45 % now. There was also some minor aorta damage. Is this the way it is going to be for the rest of my life or can I do anything like exercise and diet. I don't smoke or use salt.View Thread
I've had what I thought was MVP for many years although never diagnosed. When I have these symptoms it seems...
Posted by An_262381
I've had what I thought was MVP for many years although never diagnosed. When I have these symptoms it seems to cause fulness in the base of my throat that results in belching. I recently had what I believe was a echocardiogram (not sure the name) in which I inquired about MVP. The cardiologists who reviewed the scan says my heart is fine and I do not have MVP. So what could it be? I have recently been diagnosed with mild copd (but I don't smoke) which also causes belching. Could the two be connected?View Thread
I had a c.t. scan to check on lung nodules that appeared a year ago. My scan showed an ectatic ascending aorta 3.4cm. I am under 40 with low blood pressure. Is this something to be just watch or do i need to see a cardiologist? They told me they would call me on Monday with more information. I guess I will have to wait until Monday, but I'm a little concerned after googling it!View Thread
I had my triple bypass operation just over 6 years ago. All went well and I still have no complaints. I have been a government/state (Tygerberg Hospital) in South Africa patient of one of our big training hospitals. From day after the operation I was put on two blood pressure medications (enalapril & atenolol). I was howerver discharged from the care of Tygerberg July 2014. I was told that the clinic must just keep on with medication as they have prescribed it to me. My blood pressure do go low at times e.g 145/70 (9 July 2014); 100/60 (3 Sept 2015) and 115/49 (1 April 2015) but Tygerberg was quite happy with it ... Now the local clinic doctor want to take the Atenolol tablets away and I am concerned about that .... What I am interested in is & want to find out is do you also use TWO types of blood pressure tablets at the same time and if so what brands and how long ago you've had your bypass operation. This is just a matter of interest. Many thanks for your responding to my message. Sincerely, Poppie OosthuizenView Thread
Hello. My now 4 year old had been followed by a paediatric cardiologist since he was 19 months. He was a premie, born 32 weeks by emerg csection, was intubated for 24 hours and cpap for 72 hours. Had several complications but was released at 6 weeks. He had several bouts of brochialitis and at 18 months was admitted for pneumonia. The peadiatric doctor finally noticed was I had been seeing periodically cynosis of the lips and nail beds at the hospital. He had his third echo then and was told he had a few signs of pulmonary hypertension. Slight Right valve enlargement and flattening of the septum. He had been followed and 4 echos later and now at 4 years old, his echos have not changed. Exact same. No pressure issues, no murmur, no hole, nothing else that would indicate pulmonary hypertension except for these two indicators. He has had signs of asthma, has been on flovent since he was one and gets sick often. When running or vigorous activity he does stop to catch his breath out gets tired. The respiratory specialist didn't believe he has chronic asthma. We have been referred to the pulmonary hypertension clinic at our local sick kids hospital and waiting to be seen. My question is, can this be something else? Are there any other reasons other than pulmonary hypertension that he has the flat septum and enlarged right ventricle? He is a normal 4 year old, does get sick often, pneumonia about 3 times confirmed and had cynosis blue lips and nail beds only when hes been really sick with high fever. What can we expect? Thank you for your helpView Thread
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