I don't know about how garninia cambogia may affect blood pressure, but it would be a good idea to speak with your doctor about possible side effects and whether it is your best option for weight loss. Here is some information on supplements and herbs for weight loss that you may be interested in. Also, our Weight Loss & Diet Plans Center is filled with information on how to safely lose weight, including diet plans you may want to try, a food and fitness planner where you can track food and exercise, good snack and recipes for weight loss, and more. Please let us know how you are doing!
As alberta24 said, migraines can sometimes be indicative of another medical condition. Here is some information you may be interested in. It may be a good idea to make an appointment with your doctor (if you haven't already) to try and get to the bottom of what is causing your migraines, and if an underlying medical condition is the cause, your doctor will be able to provide a treatment plan that is right for you. Please let us know how you are doing!
I am unsure if any kind of tests your doctor could do would determine whether or not what you experienced a year ago was a mini-stroke. However, mini-strokes, or transient ischemic attacks, are often a warning that a stroke may happen soon -- getting treatment can help prevent a full stroke. It may be a good idea to at least speak with your doctor about what you experienced and have a physical to make sure that you are in good health. Your doctor may be able to at least give some insight on what he/she believes your symptoms described above could be attributed to.
I am glad that your son-in-law is doing well after his stroke. It is certainly not a bad idea to get a second opinion on his need for follow-up care, especially if his current doctors don't seem to be concerned with preventing future strokes.
Here is some information on leg amputation that I found. It says that in general amputation is recommended for gangrene, unbearable pain when at rest and unhealing, untreatable ulcers. Is there any kind clot in in his leg? Have you spoken with his doctors about why they feel this is the right course of action? I would sit down with them and hear their reasoning and the pros and cons of the surgery. While the above are the most common reasons for amputation, they are not the only ones. Please let us know how he is doing.
As this article says, a little stress is not something to worry too much about, but ongoing, chronic stress can cause or make make worse many serious health problems -- stroke being one. If you are feeling overwhelmed by stress, talking with your doctor may help and he/she can evaluate you to make sure your stress is not a result of an underlying health problem. Here are some stress management techniques you may be interested in trying as well.
I am so sorry to hear that your father is having these troubles. Have you spoken with his doctor about possible causes and solutions? It is important that he is getting the proper nutrition and a medical professional may be able to find an underlying medical problem that is keeping him from eating. Here is some information about coping with eating problems after a stroke that I think you will find helpful. Please keep us updated on how he is doing!
I am glad to hear that you are making such great strides toward recovery following your stroke. The numbness and tingling that you are feeling in your hand and foot are some of the more common side effects of stroke. This article explains some things you can to to prevent injury and help to make everyday tasks easier. Also, we have this great article about simple things you can do to help prevent a second stroke. Please keep us updated on your recovery
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