A couple of nights ago, i was at work and I had a throbbing pain in my lower left back. I thought I might've pulled a muscle or something. But early the next morning, I woke up to stabbing pain from my back that is radiating to my chest. I was rushed to the ER and I told the doctor that the pain is similar to the pain and location of two yrs ago when I had pneumonia (lung infection). He listened to my chest and said I sound fine and it's my muscle. So he told me ibuprofen and massage will fix me up. Today is the second day and again, I woke up to extreme pain, I get chills and my left body feels weak. It hurts when I inhale and it feels like someone is clutching my heart. My back gets sharp pain when I change position and my chest hurts again. So is this normal symptoms for muscle strain?View Thread
Dr. Beckerman recently reviewed an article on Statins, and while it did mention some side effects, I feel it was silent on other issues that my call into question its nearly unchallenged use as a "silver bullet". First, studies show that cholesterol does NOT have a strong correlation with heart disease. In fact if you don't have another major risk factor (obesity, previous heart attack, family history), then statins have very little benefit. Second, statins don't "save lives", but merely prolong them - but how much. The very large Heart Protective Study (HPS) showed only 2% of the people on statins lived longer than those not on statins and they only lived an average of 6 months longer. And overall the mortality rate was the same, implying that statins may shorten some lives as much as they lengthen others. Also note that newer studies are showing that one of the best ways to lower cholesterol is NOT a low fat diet as once highly promoted by most doctors and the AHA, but instead a low carb diet (particularly reducing highly processed carbs like sugar and flour). Think of carbs like a time-released medicine. These medicines have warnings like "do not crush" - that is because crushing nullifies the time-released coatings and lets it all go into your bloodstream at once. Drug attics know this. So carbs are the same. If you process them (flour), then your system can quickly "mainline" them, causing your insulin to go crazy and causing your liver to release cholesterol. If you get all your carbs from whole foods (fruits, veggies) then the time-release protection remains in place and your system stays in balance. Think about it! Don't blindly take statins because your doctor thinks you are too lazy to improve you diet, exercise and lifestyle. Do the right thing as making those improvements will make you healthier in many more ways. Your 4 pillars of health are: A good diet, exercise, good sleep and stress reduction. Pretty simple.
Start some of your own research here . And see the HPS analysis here.
So, Dr B, I don't imagine you have time to read these posts, but if so, please let us know what you think and if the provided links are crazy or worth considering and how you would reply to them.View Thread
Is it a bad idea to do any form of exercise such as running if someone is diagnosed with mild pericardial...
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Is it a bad idea to do any form of exercise such as running if someone is diagnosed with mild pericardial effusion? I can't seem to find much information on this subject and would like to hear any opinions with explanation.View Thread
Hello. I'm a 23 year old male. I have an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator since I suffer from Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia. I take sotalol to avoid heart arrhythmias. Four days ago, while I was seated after dinner, I felt dizzy, my head felt light and then I felt 4 thumps in my heart. These thumps were not palpitations, and my defibrillator did not give any shock. It happened again more 2 times that night. The two days after, after 18h00, with 1 hour intervals, I feel like my heart is lighter and a weird sensation that spreads around the heart. This sensations last 2 seconds. Today, again after dinner and while seated, I felt the same dizziness from 4 days ago, followed by the 4 heart thumps. At this point, I'm not sure if they are heart thumps, muscle twitching or something else, but is very near the heart. I went to the hospital before yesterday and everything was fine. I did an electrocardiography and blood tests. Troponin levels were fine. Blood sugar and pressure were also fine. Any clue of what this may be? Thanks!View Thread
I see an article posted here saying there are more benefit of taking Harp Seal Oil than Fish Oil. Is this...
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I see an article posted here saying there are more benefit of taking Harp Seal Oil than Fish Oil. Is this scientific approved? Which brand of Canadian Seal Oil is best quality in market? Some suggestion?
Good afternoon, My dad had a triple bypass in 2004. In the past 2 months he was hospitzlied with blood clots in his lungs. They are unable to do the dye test to see location and size due to his heart and kidney issues. He still gets up and goes to work everyday however, he is in the bed by 5 pm every afternoon. It seems as if he cant get enough rest and also gets short winded every 4-5 words. He also cannot sleep at night because he cant get comfortable. Im worried about his heart giving out on him as it is down to a 20% working level. What are the signs of your heart slowing shutting down? And are there any items that can be checked or things suggested to help get breathing back to normal? Thank you for your help,View Thread
With all my health problems this has me searching for answers. Diagnosed with right sided heart failure three years ago and docs want me to stay around a liter of fluid intake. Also have kidney issues and the urologists say I need three liters of fluid a day to keep my output where they want it. I was just discharged with my second bout of pitting edema and this time my lungs were involved (also have copd). I really have no idea what to do. Am of the opinion that heart failure is the more concerning. Is there even a correct answer to this?View Thread
Cold Seen as Key After Toddler Survives After Heart Stops for 30 Minutes
Little Gardell Martin, the toddler whose heart had stopped for nearly half an hour while he was submerged in an icy Pennsylvania creek, is back home running around and playing as if nothing happened...... But one of the biggest factors in the boy's survival story, Maffei and other experts said, was the frigid waters into which Martin fell. The boy's body temperature dropped by more than 20 degrees and that is what protected his brain and other organs from being damaged by oxygen deprivation while he was under water and as he was being warmed back up. [blockquote>"This is a tremendous story ... It was a very heroic effort by the team doing CPR. It deserves admiration. We like to see stories like this." [/blockquote> http://www.nbcnews.com/health/kids-health/toddler-survival
I was admitted to hospital with sever throat pain on 28th October 2014 and was diagnosed with blockage and was immediately operated and stented.
Before this I had history of unhealthy(heavy smoking) and inactive lifestyle
Also on on same day they found out i am diabetic
After this wake up call I changed my lifestyle completely , quit smoking, started working out, started eating very healthy.
I was put following medications Cetapin-XR 500mg(Metformin), Januvia 100 once daily, Teleact AM 40mg twice daily, cardivas 6.25 twice daily, Prasita 10 mg once daily, Ecosprin 150 once daily, Jupiros 10 once daily
About a month after stenting I started having mild shallow pinching sensations all over my body accompanied by Joint pain, stomach pain and chest pain.
I went to back to hospital and they did tests related to heart like EEG, 4d Echo and blood test to confirm that its not heart attack. All tests came back normal.
Pains over period kept getting worse now accompanied by extreme fatigue and muscle fatigue. It has got to a point where my muscles get tired after walking 500 meters.
I still have shallow pinching pain all over my body more predominantly on face, head, ankles, forearms, calves.
In the mean time I have visited doctors multiple times and ran some tests (vitamin B12 and vitamin D) vitamin D turned out to be very low and was started on treatment.
Right now pains and fatigue regular routine for me.
I am not able to exercise or even concentrate on my regular work.
Also my Blood pressure is around 100 / 180 levels
I am scared and tired. I have visited cardiologist, dibetologiest, gastrologist, neurologist. I hope some one here will be able to guide me in possibly in the right direction.View Thread
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