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Minoxidil 5% usp topical solutions for hair create some heart or chest problem, I am using this last 3 month ,after using I am filling chest pressure my cholesterol lvl 208 and I am taking telmisartan 40 last 45 days, I am 46 year old my weight 74 and ht 5' 7'

MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Bangalore
Minoxidil 5% usp topical solutions for hair create some heart or chest problem, I am using this last 3 month ,after u...
Hi, It does not cause such side effects in general. But the only way to confirm it is to stop minoxidil for a week or two. See if your symptoms improve. Discuss with your dermatologist.
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Palpitations - Know Different Treatment Options Of It!

MBBS, MD - Medicine, DM - Cardiology
Cardiologist, Dehradun
Palpitations - Know Different Treatment Options Of It!
What is Palpitation?
Palpitation is a feeling of awareness of your own heart beat.
It is usually described as heart rate being either too fast (racing), too slow or a sensation of missing a beat.

Types of palpitations?

Normal (Benign) -
These palpitations occur as a response to physical or mental stress like exercise, fever, pain, fear, anxiety etc.
They are harmless and settle on their own once the precipitating factors disappear. They do not require any medical treatment.

Abnormal -
These palpitations occur due to some underlying abnormality in either the structure of heart or the beating of heart.
These can be dangerous and at times life threatening. They may or may not settle on their own and require some medical treatment.

Warning signs that suggest palpitations are abnormal?
Palpitations are abnormal if they are associated with chest heaviness, chest pain, uneasiness, sweating, weakness, giddiness, feeling of black out, fainting, nausea, vomiting, seizures.
Palpitations are more likely to be abnormal In people who have some existing heart disease and these patients should report to their doctor at the earliest.

What to do during palpitations?
Stay calm.

Call for help. (If u are alone avoid driving, use a taxi or auto) Go to your nearest hospital/doctor and try to get an ECG during the palpitations. If you are helping someone having palpitations, if they faint, call for help, start CPR if they remain unresponsive and take them to the nearest hospita

Which doctor can treat palpitations?
Doctors who specialise in the treatment of palpitations are called Electrophysiologists.
They specialise in heart rhythm and are capable of performing a variety of complex tests to identify and treat different types of palpitations.

Which investigations are used to diagnose palpitations?
ECG - Taken during palpitations and when the patient is normal is a very helpful tool.
Holter - Externally applied recorder which continuously records heart rhythm for 24 hrs.
ELR - Extended looper recorder, is like holter, but it records rhythm for longer durations.
ILR - Internal loop recorde is attached within the body for recording rhythm for long duration.
EPS - Electrophysiology study, is the most sure shot test to diagnose, identify and treat
palpitations.

What is EPS?
EPS stands for Electrophysiology study. By this test a trained electro-physiologist studies the conduction and formation system of heart beat, to understand the source, cause and type of palpitation.
It is a simple and safe procedure of 2-3 hours and can be done as a day care procedure (by admitting the patient for a few hours in hospital, with discharge on same day).
It requires fasting for 4 hrs, some standard blood investigations and is done with local anaesthesia and if required it can be combined with treatment like ablation in the same sitting.

In the procedure electro-physiologist take catheters into your heart to study and stimulate the palpitations and understand them. Once found they can use various techniques to stop the palpitations, the techniques are called Ablation.

What are the treatment options available for palpitations?
There are many options depending upon the nature of palpitations and condition of the patient -
Drug therapy
Cardioversion - where either a drug or electric shock is given to stop palpitations immediately.

Ablations using many sophisticated computer softwares

Device Therapy like ICD (Internal cardiac defibrillator)

Combination of all the above therapies.

Your Electrophysiologist and you as a team can make a choice about the options that will be best for you.
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Hi, I am having a pain in the middle of the chest. It pains at top middle, left and right side of the chest and sometimes it pains at the bottom middle of the chest. It pains during motions when I have to bend down in the indian style toilet and also during cough. Could you please suggest a solution here. Please suggest natural home remedies or any medicine for quick solution.

BHMS
Homeopath, Kolkata
Hi,
I am having a pain in the middle of the chest. It pains at top middle, left and right side of the chest and somet...
Hello. Pain in chest can be due to digestive problems, heart or lung problems, or may be muscular pain. You can go for ecg once. Take timely and healthy meals. But for proper treatment I need more details, for that you can ask me through private questions.
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I have chest pain. Blood ecg says normal. Triglycerides 203. Doctor prescribed table dsr ,inderal10, typlin10 shall I take this tab.

MBBS
Internal Medicine Specialist, Kendujhar
I have chest pain. Blood ecg says normal. Triglycerides 203. Doctor prescribed table dsr ,inderal10, typlin10 shall I...
Hello, thanks for your query on Lybrate "as" per your clinical history is concerned you can take all medications as suggested by your doctor and discuss about (abitor-f) tab once a day as your triglycerides level is high .as per your ecg report is normal if you get any pain in future while exertion then discuss with your doctor about (coronary angiography). Do follow lifestyle modification like -maintain a healthy weight with a heart-healthy diet, don't smoke, exercise regularly, manage stress and control conditions that leads to high blood pressure. Hope that helps and wish you a good health.
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Palpitations - All You Should Know About It!

DM - Cardiology, MD - Medicine, MBBS
Cardiologist, Delhi
Palpitations - All You Should Know About It!
What is Palpitation?
Palpitation is a feeling of awareness of your own heart beat. It is usually described as heart rate being either too fast (racing), too slow or a sensation of missing a beat.

Types of palpitations?

Normal (Benign)

These palpitations occur as a response to physical or mental stress like exercise, fever, pain, fear, anxiety etc.
They are harmless and settle on their own once the precipitating factors disappear. They do not require any medical treatment.
Abnormal

These palpitations occur due to some underlying abnormality in either the structure of heart or the beating of heart.
These can be dangerous and at times life threatening. They may or may not settle on their own and require some medical treatment.
Warning signs that suggest palpitations are abnormal?
Palpitations are abnormal, if they are associated with chest heaviness, chest pain, uneasiness, sweating, weakness, giddiness, feeling of black out, fainting, nausea, vomiting, seizures. Palpitations are more likely to be abnormal in people who have some existing heart disease and these patients should report to their doctor at the earliest.

What to do during palpitations?

Stay calm.
Call for help. If u are alone avoid driving, use a taxi or auto, go to your nearest hospital/doctor and try to get an ECG during the palpitations. If you are helping someone having palpitations, if they faint, call for help, start CPR if they remain unresponsive and take them to the nearest hospital.
Which doctor can treat palpitations?
Doctors who specialise in the treatment of palpitations are called Electrophysiologists. They specialise in heart rhythm and are capable of performing a variety of complex tests to identify and treat different types of palpitations.

Which investigations are used to diagnose palpitations?



ECG: Taken during palpitations and when the patient is normal is a very helpful tool.
Holter: Externally applied recorder, which continuously records heart rhythm for 24 hrs.
ELR: Extended loop recorder, is like holter, but it records rhythm for longer durations.
ILR: Internal loop recorder is attached within the body for recording rhythm for long duration.
EPS: Electrophysiology study, is the most sure shot test to diagnose, identify and treat Palpitations.
What is EPS?
EPS stands for Electrophysiology study. By this test a trained Electrophysiologist studies the conduction and formation system of heart beat, to understand the source, cause and type of palpitation. It is a simple and safe procedure of 2 to 3 hours and can be done as a day care procedure (by admitting the patient for a few hours in hospital, with discharge on same day).

It requires fasting for 4 hrs, some standard blood investigations and is done with local anaesthesia and if required it can be combined with treatment like ablation in the same sitting.In the procedure Electrophysiologist take catheters into your heart to study and stimulate the palpitations and understand them. Once found they can use various techniques to stop the palpitations, the techniques are called Ablation.

What are the treatment options available for palpitations?
There are many options depending upon the nature of palpitations and condition of the patient:

Drug therapy
Cardioversion where either a drug or electric shock is given to stop palpitations immediately.
Ablations using many sophisticated computer softwares
Device Therapy like ICD (Internal cardiac defibrillator)
Combination of all the above therapies.

Your Electrophysiologist and you as a team can make a choice about the options that will be best for you.
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Chest Pain - 8 Causes And Its Homeopathic Treatment!

BHMS, DHA, M.Sc.-MEDI HA
Homeopath, Lucknow
Chest Pain - 8 Causes And Its Homeopathic Treatment!
Chest pain may be caused by multiple problems within the body and while being a problem in itself, may also be a symptom of a bigger underlying problem. Chest pain may be caused by anything from simple chest congestion due to a cold to something far more serious such as the onset of a heart attack. While it is important that life style changes be made to prevent major issues, homeopathy can provide relief for many symptoms till extensive medical steps are taken to correct the problem.

Some causes of chest pain
1. Angina
2. Onset of a heart attack
3. Atherosclerosis
4. Weakness of the arteries
5. Weakness of the heart muscle
6. Palpitations
7. Bradycardia
8. Chest congestion or cold

Symptoms associated with chest pain

Stable angina Vice like constriction or choking, pain may be spread to right or left arm or both, dyspnoea before pain.
Unstable angina Chest pain occurs at rest.
Pericarditis Pain radiates to the left side of the shoulder which gets worse by lying in a flat position.
Pneumothorax Severe chest pain along with shortness of breath, cyanosis, restlessness and collapse.
Pneumonia Sharp pain which, gets worse by taking deep breath and coughing.
Pulmonary embolism Short rapid breathing, sharp pain in middle of the chest that is worse by deep breathing.
Gastroesophagial reflux disease Difficult painful swallowing, pain in the middle of chest which, extends to neck, back and shoulders.
Myocardial Vomiting, dyspnoea features of shock, profuse sweating, fever, low blood pressure, pulse small rapid and irregular
Homeopathic remedies for various kinds of chest pain

Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which a patient is suffering.

The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat chest pain, but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility of the patient. For this patient s current symptoms, past medical history and family history are taken into account. There are many homeopathic remedies which cover the symptoms of chest pain and can be selected on the basis of cause, location, sensation, modalities and extension of the pain. For individualized remedy selection and treatment of chest pain, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. In medical emergencies like myocardial infarction and pulmonary embolism, immediate hospitalization is usually required. Some important remedies are given below for the treatment of chest pain:

Arnica mont. Chest pain with sore and bruised feeling.
Ranunculus b. Good remedy for intercostal rheumatism, sharp stitching pain in the chest along with dyspnoea.
Kali carb. Stitching pain in the chest, which gets worse between 2-3 A.M
Actea racemosa. Pain worse on the right side.
Bryonia Chest pain is of stitching, burning and stabbing in nature, is worse by motion and better by rest and pressure. Thirst for large quantities of water and dryness of mucous membranes often accompanies.
Rumex c. Sharp stitching pain through the left lung, often with cough.
Stannum Knife like stitches, worse on bending forward and left side.
Phosphorus Violent tickling cough, chest pain due to tuberculosis of lungs or pneumonia along with oppression of the chest.
Aconite Chest pain due to pneumonia of first stage along with anxiety and restlessness.
Robinia Burning pain behind sternum due to hyperacidity.
Strophanthus Chest pain is of stitching and twitching in nature and often of cardiac origin.
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Suffering from chest pain from the past two weeks and bright red blood ocassionly seen in saliva or due to cough. Please suggest me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Hooghly
Suffering from chest pain from the past two weeks and bright red blood ocassionly seen in saliva or due to cough. Ple...
You need to do ecg, chest x-ray, it may be due to costo chondritis, increase uric acid, spasm in muscle of chest wall, lung infection etc, by proper homoeopathic treatment it is curable completely.
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