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Sir / maam My father is suffering from low blood pressure between (85,55) and he is a diabetic patient also. What can we do. Help me out.
My wife age 40 years she is suffering from hypertension her creatinine level is 1.1 blood urea. 37 blood sugar fasting 95 h b 11.1 ph level. 6 please clear to all report are normal or any crucial regarding creatinine.
Sir mujhe chakkar or high blood pressure ki problem h & I am taking a tablet olakind AT last 3 years & now I am not normal from this tablet so please you consult me.
Hello doctor, if BP is causing due to hypertension, can it be cured permanently by using medication? If yes, what medication would you suggest.
Kabhi kabhi mujhe chakkar aate hai vo b jab me achanak se andhere se uth k roshni me jaata hu (jab b hua hai tab me Tv dekhne k bad uth k toilet gya and vhi ekdm se faint ho gya), aisa 2- 3 bar hua hai breakfast nahi kia hota hai tab hua h.
HIS CHOLESTEROL LEVEL IS HIGH TOTAL CHOLESTEROL :- 255 LDL :- 148 TRIGLYCERIDES :- 369 what to do? Age 37.
Someone in my friend circle has advised me to take Omega-3 300 mg capsules since my blood tests have indicated some high cholesterol (in the range of 250. I have checked in the market and I am getting 1000 mg capsules. Pl advise if I can take 1000 mg capsules and what should be the dosage and for how long's shud I take them. Are there any side effects of these capsules.
Due to 1 month steroid use last year I have suffering from gastric ulcer. And sharp pain in middle of the chest during stretching and walking .I consulted from gastrologist from 3 week ago and he gave following medicines. Nexpro rd40, librax, ciplar20, flumecor cap, cirrosam-400, prorad-z (sachet). I feel relief but yet chest is still paining and heavy feeling. Why chest is paining yet while I am taking medicines. How to cure gastric ulcer and heal it completely. And how much time to take it to heal completely. Thanx.
I have been experiencing a lot of pain while urinating for the past few days. Can you help me out with this?
What will happen if we eat sugar is more than required quantity. Does it effect on stamina because I am an athlete or do I become lethargic?
Angioplasty is referred to as a cardiac procedure, which involves widening the narrowed section of a coronary artery. Usually performed by an interventional cardiologist, this procedure is performed in a cardiac catheterization lab, short for a cath lab. An interventional cardiologist takes extra care to review the risks, in addition to obtaining your counsel prior to preparing you for the procedure. The physician also refers to your medical history in order to determine the amount of anesthesia that should be used.
What happens during the procedure?
Although mild sedatives will be administered to help you relax, the process requires you to remain awake throughout the procedure. The procedure of angioplasty involves cardiac catheterization. The doctor numbs the intended site through medications and inserts the catheter. Following such the doctor inserts a thin sheath in your artery, oftentimes in your groin or arm. A long, narrow, empty tube known as a catheter, is then carefully guided through the sheath, through the blood vessels and into the arteries near the heart.
A little amount of liquid is then injected through the catheter, which is moved through the chambers, valves and vessels of the heart. This movement is then pictured with the help of X-rays, with which the doctors can diagnose the condition and working of the coronary arteries and the heart valve.
The surgical procedure lasts for around 1.5 - 2.5 hours, but the preparation and post - surgical procedures may take several hours. A patient is usually made to stay overnight to be monitored by medical personnel.
What to expect before an Angioplasty?
Most people are made to undergo a blood test and electrocardiogram before having an angioplasty. Usually scheduled a day before the procedure, such tests usually require separate appointments. Usually patients are restricted to eat since 12 hours before the exam.
What happens post-procedure?
After the procedure, you will be instructed to remain flat for 5-6 hours without bending your legs, so as to prevent bleeding. The nurse will instruct you as to when you can get up from your bed. You may not be permitted to drink or eat until the groin sheath is removed as such can cause nausea. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a cardiologist.
The heart's electrical conduction system plays a very important role in cardiovascular functioning. Also known as the atrioventricular (AV) conduction system, it regulates and controls the timing of the heartbeat.
How does the heart's electrical conduction system work?
There is a collection of electrical cells in the upper right atrium of the heart known as the sinoatrial (SA) node which acts as a natural pacemaker and generates electrical signals. These signals travel through specialized electrical pathways and stimulate the muscular walls of the heart to contract in a rhythmic manner. This gives rise to the heartbeat that pulses at a specific frequency every minute.
What is the effect of fluctuations in electrical activity on the heart?
The standard heart rate in human being ranges from 60 to 100 beats per minute. It slows down when a person sleeps and speeds up when one experiences physical or emotional heightening. These fluctuations are triggered by the brain or other systems of the body and signal the SA node to generate charges more rapidly or slowly. This leads to spikes and drops in the heart rate, depending on the nature of the situation.
What happens when there is dysfunction in the heart's electrical activity?
When the heart's electrical conduction system does not function properly, it leads to the occurrence of a condition known as arrhythmia or abnormal heart rhythm. This happens when electrical impulses are generated in an irregular manner and causes tachycardia (rapid heartbeats) or bradycardia (slow heartbeats) which takes place in jarring infrequent tempos.
What causes fluctuations in the heart's electrical activity?
There are various kinds of triggers that cause the heart rate to fluctuate. The exact nature of fluctuation also depends on the type of trigger. A few everyday examples of these causes are as follows:
- Exercise and strenuous physical activity increases electrical activity as the heart is required to beat faster so as to increase the supply of blood and oxygen to the muscles.
- Sleep and rest reduce heart rate as the body is not needed to exert itself.
- Release of adrenaline into the bloodstream causes the heart rate to spike up.
Good mrng doctor I have one problem now. I got boil on my anus. It is paining very hard. It looks like that lot of pus and blood is collected at problem area. The surface is still hard. Any medicine which will be taken to burst the boil earliest?
I have injured by stairs for slip of stairs I have appointed a doctor he gave me some rule that I do not take any weight and do not ride cycle and byke but after one week I have same problem I feel pain what should I do for that.
My boyfriends leg got swollen suddenly. He was having a terrible pain since 3 to 4 days the same area he had been given injections a year n half before. Coz he was admitted. We are confused about the fact y is it paining after so long. N it got terribly swollen. He is not able to walk also. Is it something to worry about? What could be the reason. Pls help. !we are worried.
My father is 52 years old. He is serviceman so setting work is more. His blood sugar level is fasting - 144 mg/ dl and pp - 188 mg/dl, Pp urine - trace. What should be the diet plan for maintain sugar level? What to be done to control diabetes? Please suggest me.
The word Acute coronary syndrome refers to a group of symptoms that are caused by blockage of the blood flow to the heart muscles. The most common result of this is myocardial infarction or heart attack as it is popularly called. Reduced blood flow leads to death of some portion of the heart muscle wall. While the word heart attack sounds almost fatal, it need not be the case. Knowing how to identify an attack and being aware of some simple measures can help save lives.
The tell tale signs of a heart attack are as follows:
- Chest pain and discomfort usually described as a tightness or burning in the chest region
- Pain along the left side of the shoulder and neck, going up into the jaw, down to the arm
- Nausea and vomiting
- Profuse sweating
- Difficulty breathing
- Dizzy or fuzzy feeling
- Tired, extreme fatigue
- Anxious, apprehensive feeling
However, be also aware that there are a lot of people who experience a silent heart attack. Women, obese, elderly, and diabetic patients can have silent attacks and depending on severity, either they go on with life as usual or can have a fatal attack.
Once you are doubtful of a heart attack, the next step is to reach the closest medical facility for a diagnosis. In addition to a detailed examination and history, the following two tests will be performed.
- Electrocardiogram (ECG): A 12-lead ECG will measure electrical activity of the heart and identify irregular electrical activity, which is indicative of a myocardial infarction.
- Blood tests: Presence of certain enzymes in the blood, CK-MB and troponin are indicative of a heart attack. A complete electrolyte profile also will be done, and increase or decrease of some electrolytes is helpful in diagnosing a heart attack.
- In addition to these two, chest radiography, cardiac angiography, echocardiogram, stress test, and computed coronary tomography may also be required to confirm the diagnosis.
Once diagnosed, the first step would be to relieve the symptoms, negate the effects of reduced blood flow, and restore cardiac function.
- Dissolve the clot: Using thrombolytics like clopidogrel
- Nitroglycerin: To dilate the blood vessels and improve blood flow, especially to the heart muscles
- Anticoagulant therapy: Blood thinners are usually used to avoid blood clot formation; aspirin and heparin are the most commonly used agents.
- Drug therapy: Blood pressure maintaining drugs like beta blockers and/or angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors are also used
- Use of statins: Statins are used to reduce the amount of cholesterol in the blood and stabilize plaque deposits.
In very severe cases, angioplasty and stenting or coronary bypass surgery may be required. Educating people on how to identify a heart attack and manage it is very useful and can help save lives. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a cardiologist.