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Prospect -MD 4mg Tablet

Manufacturer: Skymax Laboratories Pvt Ltd
Medicine composition: Ondansetron
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Prospect -MD 4mg Tablet belongs to the antiemetics drug group that is used for treating nausea as well as vomiting, caused by other medical treatments such as surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. This medicine will block the chemical serotonin from releasing in your gut and your central nervous system. This will prevent vomiting and nausea. Prospect -MD 4mg Tablet is available in four different forms that can be taken orally; tablet, disintegrating (dissolving) tablet, solution and film. It also comes in an IV (intravenous) form that can be injected to your body by a doctor. You can take it with food or without food.

Prospect -MD 4mg Tablet can be used alone as well as in a combination with other medicines for preventing vomiting and nausea that one experiences after a surgery, chemotherapy or radiation session. This medicine, belonging to the drug group named antiemetics, blocks serotonin, a natural substance present in the body that is known to cause vomiting. Prospect -MD 4mg Tablet is available both in tablet and liquid form. You can also take it in the IV form, when injected by a medical practitioner.

Your doctor must be informed if you are allergic to Prospect -MD 4mg Tablet as well as other medications that block serotonin, along with any other allergies that you have. He/ She must also know about your medical history and if you had problems such as liver disease, irregular heartbeat and stomach or intestinal problems in the past. Apart from that, you must also inform the doctor if you are under any medication for depression or any psychiatric disorder.

The dosage of Prospect -MD 4mg Tablet is decided after taking your medical condition into account and how responsive your body is to therapy. In case of children, the dose also depends on their weight and age. If you are undergoing chemotherapy, you need to take Prospect -MD 4mg Tablet orally half an hour before your treatment starts. In case of radiation, take it 1-2 hours before the procedure of treatment begins. For preventing nausea before a surgery, it is advised to take the medication an hour before your surgery. In case you miss a dose, you can take the medication once you remember it. If it is already time for the next dose, ensure that you do not take two doses to make up for the missed dose. Overdose of Prospect -MD 4mg Tablet can lead to severe constipation, faint spells or feeling light-headed.

The side effects of Prospect -MD 4mg Tablet can include dizziness, drowsiness, diarrhea, constipation and headache. These side effects are usually mild in nature and goes away in a few days or 1-2 weeks. You can consult your doctor if these symptoms remain for a long time. There are some serious side effects that Prospect -MD 4mg Tablet may have, which would require immediate medical supervision. They include:

  • Stiffness of the muscle / muscle spasms
  • Blurred vision or loss of vision temporarily
  • Fast heartbeat and sweating
  • Headache, accompanied with chest pain and a feeling of dizziness
  • Yellowing of the eyes or the skin
  • Hallucinating
  • An allergic reaction to the medication; the symptoms of which include fever, chills, rashes, difficulty in breathing and swelling of the lips, tongue, throat or face.
Nausea and vomiting
Prospect -MD 4mg Tablet is used to treat nausea and vomiting.
Chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting
Prospect -MD 4mg Tablet is used to treat nausea and vomiting in cancer chemotherapy patients.
Post operative nausea and vomiting
Prospect -MD 4mg Tablet is used to treat nausea and vomiting in post-operative patients
Avoid if the patient has a known allergy to Prospect -MD 4mg Tablet.
Apomorphine
Avoid using Prospect -MD 4mg Tablet with Prospect -MD 4mg Tablet as it increases the risk of lightheadedness and loss of consciousness.
In addition to its intended effect, Prospect -MD 4mg Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Headache Major Common
Constipation Major Common
Fatigue Major Less Common
Painful urination Major Less Common
Fever Minor Common
Dry mouth Minor Common
Anxiety Minor Rare
How long is the duration of effect?
This medicine is excreted primarily in urine and the effect of this medicine lasts for a duration of 12 to 28 hours.
What is the onset of action?
The peak effect of Prospect -MD 4mg Tablet can be observed within 30 minutes for Intravenous and 2 hours for the tablet.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Use of Prospect -MD 4mg Tablet is not recommended in pregnant women.
Is it habit forming?
No habit forming tendency has been reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
No clear data is available whether Prospect -MD 4mg Tablet is excreted through human breast milk. So, use of this drug is not recommended in breastfeeding women.
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Are there any overdose instructions?
Seek emergency medical attention or contact the doctor in case of overdose.
India
United States
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Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Disease
QT Prolongation Major
Details of any heart disease, family history of an arrhythmia or any other drugs that cause QT interval prolongation (eg: Antipsychotics, Arrhythmia drugs) should be reported to the doctor. Regular cardiac function tests are to be performed if the patient is having any heart disease.
Liver Disease Moderate
Details of any liver disease (jaundice, hepatitis) or other drugs that may affect the liver (eg: TB drugs, HIV drugs) should be reported to the doctor. Regular liver function tests are to be performed if the patient is having any liver disease.
Interaction with Alcohol
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Lab Test
Lab
Information not available.
Interaction with Food
Food
Information not available.
Interaction with Medicine
Apomorphine Major
Use of Prospect -MD 4mg Tablet with Apomorphine is not recommended. Replacement of the drug should be considered under the doctor's supervision. Usage of other medicines should be reported to the doctor.
Amiodarone Major
Use of Prospect -MD 4mg Tablet with Amiodarone is not recommended as it may cause dizziness, lightheadedness, difficulty in breathing if these drugs are used together. Regular cardiac function tests are to be performed if the patient is having any heart disease. Under doctor's supervision, appropriate dose adjustments or replacement of the drug should be considered. Usage of other medicines should be reported to the doctor.
Amitriptyline Major
If these drugs are used together, the patient may experience confusion, hallucination, changes in blood pressure, fever or excessive sweating. Under doctor's supervision, appropriate dose adjustments or replacement of the drug should be considered. Usage of other medicines should be reported to the doctor.
Carbamazepine Moderate
Patient's nausea and vomiting may not subside if these drugs are taken together. Under doctor's supervision, appropriate dose adjustments or replacement of the drug should be considered. Details of other drugs should be reported to the doctor.
Phenytoin Moderate
Patient's nausea and vomiting may not subside if these drugs are taken together. Under doctor's supervision, appropriate dose adjustments or replacement of the drug should be considered. Details of other drugs should be reported to the doctor.
Cyclophosphamide Moderate
The desired effect of cyclophosphamide will not be obtained if these drugs are concurrently taken. Under doctor's supervision, appropriate dose adjustments or replacement of the drug should be considered. Details of other drugs should be reported to the doctor.
What are you using Prospect -MD 4mg Tablet for?
Other
Post operative nausea and vomiting
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Popular Questions & Answers

I am getting lazy day by day and loosing my stamina and i have will to do some work but cause of laziness i can't do. What should I do? Please advise me.

MBBS
General Physician, Fatehabad
Hi lybrate-user, The complete lack of energy that accompanies lethargy implies that you feel like doing nothing with the exception of sitting on the sofa or sleep. The sluggishness and lack of energy may be because of restorative issues or it might simply be an identical quality! When you know why you feel the way you do, you can make moves to greatly improve the situation. Here are a few tips on the most proficient method to beat lethargy: 1. Maintain sleep cycle: A grown-up individual needs least 8 hours of sleep consistently, which is obligatory for the body to capacity ordinarily. Sporadic sleeping examples can lead to low energy levels, which may bring about sleeplessness and tiredness. 2. Exercise: Physical activities help to keep the body and mind fit and healthy. Simply use 30 minutes routinely on light activities, for example, running, push ups, force ups and lively strolling. Working out discharges endorphins in the body that can make you feel more energetic furthermore enhance your digestion system. Practicing consistently will likewise help you cope with stress better. 3. Healthy Diet: Studies have demonstrated that eating excessively of garbage nourishment can debilitate your insusceptible framework. Overabundance fat picked up because of unhealthy eating propensities can make your body open to various maladies, one of which is heftiness. People experiencing stoutness have low energy levels and get tired effortlessly. Eating vegetables and a healthy diet won’t just keep you fit, additionally, provide for you more energy to cope with the day-to-day routine and stress. 4. Keeps The Environment Clean to Get Rid of Lethargy - The spot you invest time at, be it in your home or office or school has an enormous effect on your inclination. An untidy spot can abandon you emptied of energy while a clean and healthy environment can bring an uplifting attitude. Healthy surroundings won’t just keep your body fit, additionally keep your mind healthy. 5. Wake-up Early In The Morning And Taking A Bath to Get Rid of Lethargy - Getting up at a young hour in the morning and doing a bit of activity and after that washing up can make you feel energetic all the day. 6. Basil Leaf Tea to Get Rid of Lethargy - Basil leaf contains cell reinforcements and is additionally a rich wellspring of various vital oils, which can help you recover your energy levels. Simply heat up some basil leaves in a prospect 15 minutes and channel the substance into a glass. Drink it as a natural tea 2-3 times a day and you will discover your energy levels have gone up. 7. Tea Or Coffee to Get Rid of Lethargy - Normal tea is likewise healthy if expended on a restricted premise. Tea contains cell reinforcements, which commonly help the body battle against tiredness and fatigue. Espresso is an alternate substitute for recapturing lost energy. It contains a stimulant, which is a common torment executioner and helps the body restore itself. Both the tea and espresso are effective remedies to treat lethargy and fatigue in the body. 8. Eating Vegetables And Fruits to Get Rid of Lethargy - Counting vegetables and tree grown foods in your diet can help your body keep up a healthy digestion system and effective safe framework. Vegetables and foods grown from the ground contain numerous regular vitamins and minerals, which help the body battle against various maladies. Keeping up a healthy way of life will provide for you more energy to cope with stress and lethargy. Numerous doctors propose including no less than 1 glass of apples and orange juice a day alongside sufficient measures of vegetables. Hope this helps. Good Luck.
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Please somebody tell is over thinking wrong for the brain (want general opinion)? I am always having conflict in thinking & persistent unwanted thoughts keep coming because I am suffering from Anxiety conscience ,if persistent thoughts or over thinking is in right prospect is it a problem?

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Mangalore
Please somebody tell is over thinking wrong for the brain (want general opinion)?
I am always having conflict in thin...
Over thinking is not a good habit. The more you think, you start developing anxiety, start diverting your mind to think something positive, when you can't control the thoughts. Thinking is a continuous activity by brain, only it depends on what you give your brain to think. Is that good thoughts or unwanted thoughts. When you get unwanted thoughts it's better to divert your mind. Concentrate on your breaths or your favorite things.

What type of exercise we should do if we suffering from gynecomastia at age of 17 in male?

M.D. Consultant Pathologist, CCEBDM Diabetes, PGDS Sexology USA, CCMTD Thyroid, ACDMC Heart Disease, CCMH Hypertension, ECG
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
What type of exercise we should do if we suffering from gynecomastia at age of 17 in male?
1. Getting Rid of Gynecomastia Through Proper Exercises Just as there are specific exercises for building muscles in the chest and arms, there are also workouts that are specifically designed to facilitate losing boobs. If you are looking into the prospect of joining a gym, you might as well consult with a professional trainer and ask for specific exercises that will help get rid of your enlarged breasts. Mild cases are treated with gynecomastia exercises mainly to tighten the muscles in the chest such as: Interval training: alternating a series of short but intense exercises with those that are less intense and take longer to perform sheds off fat in the upper chest. Push-ups: these work to not only tighten the chest’s upper muscles but also help reduce their size. Incline press with dumbbells: the chest fat can become “lifted” and less saggy when doing an incline press using dumbbells to make it appear elevated. Seated row: this helps eliminate man boobs by working the pectoral muscles into firmness. 2. How To Get Rid Of Man Boobs by Diet Since breasts are made mostly of lipids, it will definitely do you a lot of good to cut back on fat consumption. If you are already on the hefty side (which is one of the causes of developing man breasts), it is prudent to go on a low-fat diet in order to allow the body to burn off excess calories. If you are using creams or pills for male chest reduction, a proper gynecomastia diet can help speed up the process of converting excess fats to usable energy.
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I am very concern about my hair loss problem. My hair colour is ashy and very thin or less. It breaks from root and its main cause is cold. Cold is my hereditary problem. Because of long time cold I lose my 40% hearing power. Even shampoos do my hair more thin and weak. I have used different shampoos and oil to repair my hair. Finally multani matti helped to get strong my roots of head, but it don't remove dirt from my head and hair. I am very confuse how to get rid my cold issue from the head .I take steam 2 times in a weak for cold. I don't use any shampoo for last one and half year. I use a soap shikakai. But it also don't remove dirt. I trim my hair when it needs. Please suggest me any care or remedy for my cold and hair problem. And summers poove very helpful for my good hair growth and to my cold problem. But totally I don't get good result at the end of the year my hear get rough and damage then I have to turn that. I have tried egg, onion,curd, etc please suggest me care or remedy for my hair loss problem.

MBBS
General Physician, Fatehabad
I am very concern about my hair loss problem. My hair colour is ashy and very thin or less. It breaks from root and i...
Hi lybrate-user, I shall address your hair loss problem here. There is every chance — in fact, 100 per cent chance — that your hair will re-grow, more so, with timely treatment. However, it may also fall out again. No one can predict outcomes of hair re-growth in patchy hair loss, because the course of the disorder varies from person to person. Some people develop just a few bald patches — their hair re-grows and the condition seldom recurs. A few may lose all the hair on the scalp, face and also body. Yet, even in people who lose all their hair, the possibility for full re-growth remains a bright prospect. In some people, the initial hair re-growth, with medical treatment, is white — along with a slow return of their original hair colour. In others, however, the re-grown hair bears the same colour and consistency as the original hair. I would suggest you visit a Hair Transplant clinics or specialist near your area. Hair transplant is not the only treatment available with these hair specialists. They have many suitable treatment available depending on your hair loss type. Hope this helps. Good Luck.

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Know The Difference Between Colostomy And Ileostomy!

MBBS, DNB (General Surgery)
General Surgeon, Chennai
Know The Difference Between Colostomy And Ileostomy!

Terms like ileostomy and colostomy really sound a bit too scientific, don’t they? Well, it is true that may seem to be pretty scary to almost anybody who is not professionally familiar with them! That being said, it is quite important to know what these things are, as it is always good to be informed of things like these. After all, one never knows when he or she may need to consider the possibility of having one.

The similarity which exists between these two procedures is due to the fact that both of them require the surgeon to cut an opening into the intestine from the skin of the abdominal wall. To be more specific about each of the procedures, the ileostomy involves the removal of the entire colon as well as the rectum of the person who is undergoing it. When this operation is performed, the small intestine’s end is adapted so as to expel the faeces which are produced as a result of the digestive process.

Now, this does seem like quite a daunting prospect, does it not? Well, it does and with good reason as it is really not a small matter, at all. That is why the surgery is performed on people who suffer from diseases such as Crohn's disease, who have a condition in which entire sections of their gut cannot be linked in a proper manner!


On the other hand, a colostomy refers to a follow-up surgery to a colectomy, in which the surgeon creates an opening which is known as a stoma. A colectomy is when there is a removal of a part of the large intestine. In many cases of colostomies being performed, they are intended to be temporary in nature.

Now, taking into account just how serious these operations are, a person may wonder just what unfortunate thing needs to happen to warrant a surgery of this sort to be performed! Well, essentially, if there is an occurrence of bowel cancer which is significantly bad, then there may be a need which arises as a result of the same.

Advanced medicines do have some interesting facts; contrary to what most people think, a stoma does not hurt. This is because there are no nerves in the area! While a person may hopefully never need either surgery performed on oneself, that surely does not mean that awareness about them should not be widespread. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Diabetes Type 2 - Treatment and Management through Ayurveda!

B.A.M.S.
Ayurveda, Lucknow
Diabetes Type 2 - Treatment and Management through Ayurveda!

Most people dread the prospect of having to deal with diabetes. After all, having any disease is not a nice prospect, let alone a lifestyle disease such as diabetes. For many people who have it, a lifetime of pill taking at different parts of the day is a reality. But what if, other successful forms of treatment were found to be effective? Yes, there is good news for all diabetic patients. Ayurveda is one such line of medicine, which has been successfully treating diabetic patients for centuries.

A lot of the effort to treat a person who has diabetes by using Ayurvedic principles has to do with the kind of food regularly consumed. This should not really come as that much of a surprise as our overall health has a lot more to do with the food that is eaten by a person than is normally thought. While cinnamon is considered to be great to add flavour to food, Chinese cinnamon, also known as cassia, which is sourced from the bark of the cinnamon tree, is a good resource to treat diabetes with.

When it comes to food items that should be avoided by a person who has diabetes, rice tops the list. It is something that should not be consumed in large quantities at all. This is true in spite of it being a staple food in many countries and for many people. Apart from this, eating potato does not do any favours either; so consume them in limited quantities.


It is very important to quit smoking and stop consuming alcohol to a large extent, if a complete withdrawal is not possible. In addition to this, sufficient sleep on a nightly basis is also key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. A person with diabetes would do well to make it a habit to practice meditation in a consistent way. Practising yoga and going for regular walks are also highly recommended. As a matter of fact, the activity level of a person should be high throughout the day and not just peak at the time of exercise.

One of the main beliefs of Ayurveda is that an overall healthy state of body needs to be maintained. If the body is not in balance, this will cause various problems in different parts of the body. As long as there is discipline, with Ayurveda, diabetes can be easily beaten!

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Cavity-Fighting Liquid Let Kids Avoid Dentists Drills

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Cavity-Fighting Liquid Let Kids Avoid Dentists Drills

Silver Diamine Fluoride Kills Bacteria That Cause Decay

  • Nobody looks forward to having a cavity drilled and filled by a dentist. Now there’s
  •  an alternative: An antimicrobial liquid that can be brushed on cavities to stop tooth decay — painlessly.
  • The liquid is called silver diamine fluoride, or SDF. It’s been used for decades in Japan, but it’s been available in the US, under the brand name Advantage Arrest, for just about a year.
  • The US’ Food and Drug Administration cleared SDF for use as a tooth desensitiser for adults 21 and older. But studies show it can halt the progression of cavities and prevent them, and dentists are increasingly using it off label for those purposes.
  • “The upside is you don’t need to drill and you don’t need an injection,” said Dr Margherita Fontana, a professor of cariology at the University of Michigan.
  • Richard Niederman of the New York University College of Dentistry, said, “Being able to paint it on … 30 seconds with no drilling is better, faster.”
  • SDF’s main downside is aesthetic: SDF blackens the brownish decay on a tooth. That may not matter on a back molar or a baby tooth that will fall out, but some patients are likely to be deterred by the prospect of a dark spot on a visible tooth.
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4 Reasons To Avoid Weight Gain During Pregnancy

Ms - Gynae & Obs, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Jaipur
4 Reasons To Avoid Weight Gain During Pregnancy

Being able to conceive and the prospect of bringing a new life into the world is something that is highly satisfying and full of joy. Mothers-to-be generally start to take extra care of their diet and make sure they eat right when they are pregnant so that the fetus does not have to suffer. Though it is important to eat healthy during pregnancy, a lot of women and/or their loved ones tend to get carried away and end up gaining more weight than they should.

The good news is that this is the time when those few extra kilos aren't the cause of concern. In fact, they're a healthy and necessary part of the process. But what exactly is normal weight gain during pregnancy? How much is too much weight or too little?

If you were underweight to start with, you might need to gain a few more kilos than the average mum-to-be. Women who don't put on enough weight during pregnancy are at higher risk of premature birth, having babies with low birth weight and other complications.

But if you were heavier before your pregnancy, you'll probably need to keep your weight gain in check. Being overweight or adding too many kilos during pregnancy can lead to complications such as high blood pressure, gestational diabetes, birth defects or having a big baby.

Today, where our modern lifestyles expose us to minimal physical activity, the risks of becoming overweight during pregnancy are higher, and some may mistake it for a healthy body. Not only does being overweight have adverse effects on the pregnancy, it may also lead to the birth of an unhealthy baby, which may leave long-term negatives in the body and health of the mother for her to struggle with, for a lifetime.

Some disadvantages of abnormal weight gain in pregnant women:
In order to be able to understand the importance of controlling weight gain in pregnancy, it may be essential to know what could go wrong if the weight is not controlled or kept under check. Here’s what could go wrong:

  1. The increasing weight may be one of the biggest reasons for developing long-term health problems such as diabetes and cholesterol that find an easy access to the body during the time of pregnancy.
  2. The chances of a normal delivery in obese women are highly minimal, as observed by experts around the world.
  3. In the case of disorders such as preeclampsia, it may become necessary to deliver the baby sooner than the regular time period, and it may also put the organs of the mother at great risk.
  4. Sleepless or tired nights may be common in the case of women who suffer from abnormal weight gain during pregnancy and this is something that may affect the journey and process of pregnancy as a whole.

How much weight to gain and when?

Unlike the equation used to calculate your BMI, the process of putting on kilos is not an exact science. Your rate of weight gain will depend on a variety of factors, such as your metabolism, your activity level and your genetics. These vary by trimester:

  1. During your first trimester, your baby is still tiny, which means you don’t need to gain more than a total of 1 to 2 kilos. However, if you're suffering from morning sickness, you might not gain much (or might even lose a little). That’s OK, as long as your appetite picks up and you make up for those kilos in the second trimester.
  2. In your second trimester, your baby starts to grow in earnest. Your weight gain should pick up, if you started out pregnancy at a normal weight, you would gain a total of approx. 6 kilos by the end of this trimester.
  3. In your third trimester, baby’s weight gain will pick up steam, but yours may start to taper off for a net gain of about 4.5 kilos. Some women find their weight holds steady or even drops a kilo or two during the ninth month, when ever-tighter abdominal quarters can make finding room for food a struggle.

Gradual weight gain is as important as the number of kilos you gain, since your baby needs a steady supply of nutrients and calories to grow during his or her stay in the womb.

Tackling abnormal weight gain and keeping it at bay:
One of the most important things to do in order to keep abnormal weight gain at bay in the event of a pregnancy is to make sure that you are eating healthy. If you overtly indulge in fatty foods and junk items, you may be putting your body at the risk of gaining quick kilos. However, if you eat a balanced diet and make sure that you consult your gynaecologist for dietary advice, you may be able to keep excessive weight at bay. Light exercises such as swimming, walking or yoga can also help but you must make sure to take expert help and suggestions before performing any physical activity that may put yourself or your baby at risk. With the right help you may be able to go through a healthy pregnancy and achieve health and happiness for your baby.

You don't need to eat for two. Gaining too much weight during pregnancy can make it hard to shift after your baby is born. 

Bear in mind that keeping active will help you to control your weight. Exercise is good for you during pregnancy. Staying active will also increase your chance of having a straightforward labour and birth.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Congestive Heart Failure - What Can Put You At Risk?

DM - Cardiology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS
Cardiologist, Indore
Congestive Heart Failure - What Can Put You At Risk?

Our survival is solely reliant on the working of the heart. It is this that makes the prospect of a heart failure so fatal and so terrifying. Notwithstanding what the heart evokes, a heart failure is not indicative of a defunct heart; but only a situation when the heart pumps weaker than what is generally deemed as natural. Consequently, the blood flows at a slower rate to the heart and the body that in turn increases pressure in the heart. The oxygen that is produced by the heart in such a scenario is scanty and insufficient for the body.

body responds with its own defense mechanism, as the heart, in an attempt to hold more blood, stretches its chambers. Though this strenuous effort may keep the blood moving, it would gradually and inevitably weary the heart with all the effort. Subsequently, the kidney responds by retaining more salt and fluid in the body. These fluids may accumulate in different parts of the body, mainly in the legs, feet, ankles leading to congestion in the body. This very condition in medical terminology is referred to as congestive heart failure

Different causes can contribute to the onset of such a fatal condition. Some of them are

  1. Coronary artery disease: In such a condition, the arteries supply insufficient amount of oxygen and blood to the heart. Subsequently, the heart receives scanty amount of nutrients and oxygen.
  2. Heart attackThe sudden, unanticipated blockage of the coronary artery and the ensuing stoppage of the flow of the blood lead to a heart attack. The heart muscles are damaged in such a case and prevent the proper functioning.
  3. Diseases: Though the term may be generic and over expansive, most of the ailments which people suffer from tend to manifest themselves by posing a potential threat to the functioning of the heart. A high blood pressure, kidney disease, even a thyroid disease can cause congestive heart failure.

Every disorder is preceded by certain symptoms, and congestive heart failure is no different. Some of them are

  1. FatigueThis is one of the most perceptible symptoms of congestive heart failure. One of the earliest premonitions of an impending heart failure is a nagging sense of weariness and lethargy.
  2. SwellingAs the condition is characterized by accumulation and build-up of fluids in various part of the body, swelling is an inevitable symptom of this condition and a clear indication of the ailment.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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About Prospect -MD 4mg Tablet
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What are the substitutes for Prospect -MD 4mg Tablet?
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