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Moderate drinkers who like to indulge in a glass of wine or beer with dinner have long taken comfort in the fact that most doctors believe this habit could do no harm or could even be good for your health. But a new study published Tuesday questions whether the dangers of alcohol consumption may have been misunderstood in the elderly......
"I have twice experienced pain and numbness/tingling sensation in my right arm while falling asleep is this normal?"
Please consult with your doctor(s) on this, especially since everyone is unique with each and every health/medical case/situation being different, whether it was done via the femoral approach (through the groin) or transradial (through the wrist)
Best of luck down the road of life.
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......"but when they doing ECG tests on me .. it is normal"
Well, a Holter monitor or an event recorder can be used at home and during daily activities to capture an elusive irregular/erratic, or fast or slow heartbeat.
The most common type of palpitations, premature ventricular contractions (PVCs, occurs even in many heart-healthy individuals), described that the heart is flip-flopping, fluttering, jumping, pausing or stopping briefly (though it's actually not doing that), pounding, skipping, thumping, or strong, hard, or forceful beats being felt in the chest, neck, throat, has various causes (cardiac and non-cardiac) or triggers (includes caffeine).
As reported, PVCs are typically harmless (benign), be it isolated (single), couplets (2-in-row), triplets (3-in-a-row) or salvos (short bursts of 3 or more in-a-row), bigeminy (occurring every other beat), trigeminy (occurring every third beat), quadrigeminy (occurring every fourth beat), etc.
However, the main problem or concern (even more so, much more emphasized for those with certain major or serious heart conditions) with PVCs is when sustained ventricular tachycardia (runs of PVCs over 30 seconds) occurs.
Also, non-sustained ventricular tachycardia (NSVT, runs of PVCs under 30 seconds, but typically not salvos) may/can become serious as well if it occurs frequently (episodes are grouped closely/tightly together).
Additionally, of the various types/kinds of heart conditions, some which can occur at ANY age, symptoms may/can be acute (occurring suddenly), be chronic (occurring over a long period of time), come and go (be transient, fleeting or episodic) or even be silent.
Best of luck down the road of life. Live long and prosper.
Many things influence your overall health and likelihood of developing a disease. Sometimes, it's not clear what causes a disease, ......
If you have a disease, does that mean your children and grandchildren will get it, too? Not necessarily. They may have a greater chance of developing the disease than......
Health Problems That May Run in Families
Includes diabetes and heart disease.
Some diseases are clearly genetic. This means the disease comes from a mutation, or harmful change, in a gene inherited from one or both parents......
Role of Lifestyle and Environment
Genes are not the only things that cause disease. Lifestyle habits and environment also play a major part in developing disease. Diet, weight, physical activity, tobacco and alcohol use, occupation, and where you live can each increase or decrease disease risk......
Clues to Your Disease Risk
Creating a family health history helps you know about diseases and disease risks. It can also show the way a disease occurs in a family. For example,......
Getting Professional Advice Family members who think they might be at risk for a disease can ask their health care professionals for advice. The professional may order a test to see if the person has the disease or a risk factor for the disease. For instance,......
"so I guess it's normal to have 1 leg bigger than the other and to have an ankle that tingles all day"
Of course it's not normal.
Not cardiovascular-related, though worth mentioning here, some years ago, my sister (the health nut) was having foot trouble, one foot in particular, and it took seeing/consulting with nearly a dozen doctors until she got the right diagnosis and treatment.
"I give up"
As I posted previously, you know your body best and have to be your own health advocate. Always be proactive in your health care and treatment. Sometimes this requires being assertive.
Hi: "The company doctor told me that my results were abnormal and that the left side of my heart is enlarged."
"The printout does show under the interpretation Left Atrial Enlargement."
"The dr. crossed out the 'left atrial enlargement' after showing me the clean copy at the appt, I didn't see it crossed out until I got the paper copy a couple of days ago."
"It is important to remember that EKGs/ECGs are not 100% accurate. Normal recordings can be obtained in patients with significant heart disease or some "abnormalities" may exist in the presence of a normal heart." - HeartSite
About Left Atrial Enlargement:
As reported, causes of true (must be 100% confirmed, typically with non-invasive echocardiography/cardiac ultrasound) left atrial enlargement (LAE) or dilation include, but is not limited to, mitral valve regurgitation (leakage, a backflow of blood through the one way-only valve) or stenosis (narrowing).
Also, LAE often occurs with any cause of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH), a thickening of the wall of the left ventricle (LV), the heart's high-pressure pumping chamber.
Cardiac Enlargement: A Patient Guide
There are two types of cardiac enlargement: hypertrophy and dilation....
With the exception of exercise-induced enlargement,ALL forms of cardiac enlargement are abnormal and associated with further......
"I'm having chest pain since 5 months. Pain at the middle of chest and neck when I tilt my head or lean my head forward or backward."
Doesn't sound cardiac-related, though anything medical is seemingly possible (though sometimes improbable) today.
In general-only here, chest pain, stationary or radiating elsewhere,with or without accompanying symptoms, has various causes, cardiac and non-cardiac, which includes, but not limited to, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, and psychological/psychogenic.
Non-cardiac chest pain, as applicable to the patient
The chest contains many muscles, bones, tendons, and cartilage and strains or sprains to any of these may/can can cause chest pain. Chest pain associated with musculoskeletal injury is typically sharp and confined to a specific area of the chest.
The pain may/can be brought on by movement of the chest and/or arms into certain positions, and often is relieved by changing position.
The pain may/can be triggered off by pushing on part of the chest and often become worse when taking a deep breath. Though the pain typically last only seconds, it may/can also persist for days or longer.
If/when chest pain increases when you press your finger on the painful site, or if you can pinpoint the spot that hurts, it is most likely chest wall-related pain, which may/can be caused by strained muscles or ligaments or even by a fractured rib.
This pain may/can be brief or fleeting and often described as being sharp.
Additionally, of the different types/kinds of heart conditions, various symptoms may/can be acute (occurring suddenly), be chronic (occurring over a long period of time), come and go (be transient, fleeting or episodic) or even be silent.
"I went to cardiologist 2 months back who performed ECG with stress & blood tests"
Well, peRhaps, and just to be thorough, you should ask about having a non-invasive echocardiogram (cardiac ultrasound), which is a very versatile imaging modality that can quickly and painlessly confirm or rule out various cardiac-related conditions/problems/abnormalities.
"But I'm still having this pain"
You know your body best, so keep persuing this particular indvidualized health/medical matter until you are 100% confident/satisfied with the diagnosis, treatment and prognosis.
Best of luck down the road of life. Live long and prosper.
Hope all goes as well as humanly possible for you. Keep in touch.
Take extra-good care,
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