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I need help with my husbands symptoms?

For the past 4 days my husband (21 years old) has complained of chest pain. He has a family history of heart disease and heart attacks at a young age (his father was 40 when he had his heart attack) -Along with his chest pain (which he said is a constant pressure in the middle of his chest) he has had these other symptoms -Excessive sleepiness- he’s sleeping at work, as soon as he gets home from work, and all night until 5 am when he gets up for work. -his blood pressure yesterday went from 100/60 to 146/80 (5 hours later, usually his blood pressure is very close to 120/80) -he has not done any exercise activity the past 4 days We went to the ER they did a EKG 12 lead (seemed normal, slightly high T waves but they said it was normal for his stature and activity level) They also took his blood and check his thyroid (came back normal) Lastly they did a chest X-ray (normal also) He hasn’t had hardly any caffeine the past 4 days either I just wanted to know what’s going on the ER couldn’t find anything and told him to go to a cardiologist. This is all the sudden out of the blue. I wish I knew what was going on, if you guys could help that would be great! Thanks! I was thinking maybe a iron deficiency?

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With the symptoms, I am most concerned with the chest pain and excessive sleepiness. Problem 1: CHEST PAIN In the future, it is best to describe pain as much as possible. Think OLDCART (Onset, Location, Duration, Charateristic, Aggravating triggers, things that provide Relief, and attempted treatments such as medications). Is your husband’s chest pain worse with eating? Or is worse when he lays down flat? Reasons I ask this is the possibility of GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). Acid reflux can offen cause chest pain. If your husband is also experiencing throat burning and more burping, then it’s probably GERD. Chest pain is often difficult to diagnose but a cardiologist is best for it. He will most likely order an echocardiogram which is the gold standard for assessing the function of the heart. It allows the doctor to see the thickness of the heart’s walls, how the heart valves are performing, and even see the flow direction of the blood within the heart with each beat. Problem 2: EXCESSIVE SLEEPINESS This can be caused by many things. Most common is often anemia (low blood) but according to normal test results, there is no anemia. It may be related to the heart, so priority now is to see the cardiologist. Good luck with our husband’s condition. He is young so that’s a plus. If he begins to experience severe chest pain and difficulty breathing, go straight to the ER.

percentage of deaths of heart disease to percentage in cancer in women?

I ,m doing a report on heart disease killer in women and I ‘am going to go with a second one as a percentage side by side

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This is an internet search. You are doing it for a class. You should do the search yourself. We could do the search for you, but would you learn anything ? We are here to give advice to people threatened by cancers. We are not here to do homework.

Do I have an irregular heartbeat? Am I going to die?

I have anxiety, im paranoid a lot, and I always pay attention to my heartbeat like every second its kind of annoying. Sometimes I notice my heartbeat beating normally and then out of nowhere ill have back to back heartbeats really fast then itll go back to normal. Its scary i think im going to die. Im 19 and my resting heart rate is 53 which is for athletes. Im in shape but idk what to do

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Your not going to die, its probably heart palpitations which in a normal heart without heart disease is completely harmless. I have heart palpitations where it feels like mine skipped a beat and sometimes it will also beat a little fast and it feels like my heart jitters, but many people I know have the same problems and all their doctors tell them the same thing, as long as you don’t have heart disease, a history of heart attacks, or a structurelly bad heart, or heart failure which is basically a weak heart, you are fine. They can pick up most of those things with blood work and ekgs or ecgs. Go to the doctor and get your heart rhythm monitored 80% of the time they benign palpitations, harmless.

how to deal with people ?

I have a child with Downs Syndrome. He is 2.5 years old and is learning how to walk. He does not talk yet. I make it a point to take him outside to the nearby garden everyday so that he sees people and it encourages him. With very little awareness about Downs Syndrome in India, people do not know that he has this condition. All the old ladies in our neighbourhood keep giving me all sorts of advice. At times it gets very frustrating as they talk as if I am not doing enough for my child. I work from home with a full time job and all the spare time that I get I invest in teaching him – to talk, to walk, to point at his head,nose etc. I know as a mother of child with DS I should be strong enough to face all this. But at times I really get irritated and feel like punching someone in the face. Why dont people leave me with my child alone and just let us be ? Why do they have this habit of poking their nose in other people’s affairs ? If my child does not walk yet, why does it bother them ?

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Namastay, You know your country best, but I can’t help feeling that at some point you’re going to have to tell people what the real problem is. Your neighbours might be able to sympathise better, in my humble opinion, if they knew he had Trisomy-21 or similar. (Hope he doesn’t have heart disease too??) I think it will become more obvious that he can’t cope at the same level as his peers, the older he gets. I would like to think that your wonderful efforts to help him catch up, will be successful, – but I fear that some noticeable deficit will always remain. His face might become more noticeably different, as he gets older. Perhaps it would be better to tell them the medical truth sooner, rather than later? Perhaps your “nosy” neighbours really mean well. Perhaps if they could only be got on your side, they could help you out with the practical help, which you may well need later on. Perhaps if they don’t find out until he’s 5, they will resent not having been told, – and guilty that they (inadvertently) behaved so badly towards both of you. Bless his little heart, I am so sorry about it. Best wishes, Belliger retired uk GP

What is Heart rate turbulence (HRT)?

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Heart rate turbulence (HRT) is the return to equilibrium of heart rate after a premature ventricular contraction (PVC). It consists of a brief speed-up in heart rate, followed by a slow decrease back to the baseline rate. An important feature of HRT is that PVCs occur naturally in most adults, so measuring the characteristics of a given person’s HRT offers a noninvasive way to evaluate his or her cardiac function without applying artificial external stimuli. The measured values of HRT parameters have been shown to be a statistically significant predictor of the probability of dying from cardiac disease after a patient suffers a myocardial infarction.[1] HRT can also be used to predict death in patients with congestive heart failure from a lethal arrhythmia.[2] HRT has nothing to do with turbulence in fluid dynamics. You can read mechanism in link given in sources.

I feel very empty inside….I don’t know how to be happy.?

I was always very ambitious, a grade A student, during Uni my health from a autoimmune condition returned after an infection. I just managed tograduate, despite being in and out of hospital, with an average grade well below my first class expected final (didnt know I should have got extra time for things). My family and friends congratulated me, but now i feel like my qualifications are meaningless. My autoimmune disease cont to get worse, till finally i couldnt walk, screaming in pain. Finally, after 2 years of being messed about by the NHS, and after loosing my mum to cancer, my condition vastly imporved with strong meds-that make me feel awful but at least allow me a relativelypainfree life. Thing is after several failed attempts to work, with my long term BF now fiancee supporting me finacially as part time work didnt pay the bills, I came to the conclusion , after managers were making me practically have a break-down after taking time off, Idecided to go on benefits. I tried a different line of work in admin for a charity but as I was treated like an idiot as I’m noticably ill…. I stopped going. My fiancee who is quite a bit older has told my to give up-he will work to support us both but i cant have a family because of my meds and this breaks my heart as my friends all about my are starting them and adoption wouldnt be an option as my fiancee works away 4nights a week and i get too ill. So even thou my fiancee took me on holiday to cheer my up after my ill-health, bereavement,unemploymentI feel empty. I tri ed pills but they mademe worse, i had therapy.

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Happiness is something you can’t really pin point. It’s something real but not. It’s something that comes from within. You are dealing with many hardships in your life my friend and my heart goes out to you. In dark times it can be hard to be happy. Things passing through your mind, pain in all aspects creeping and crawling and who knows what else is going up there in that mind of yours. My suggestion.. You want happiness? Change your perspective. Because no one can do this for you. There is no path but inwards. You have to center yourself, change your state of mind and be. Don’t strive. Don’t try. Don’t want or need. Just be. Let go. Let go of desires or fears. Let go of hurts and pain. Let go and do not want. Just be. No matter what happens to you, live freely in the now, because we only are here for the moment. We never know when the time is up. Look up some Zen/Tao books. I believe you will find much use in them.

Nicotine addiction, help!!?

I gave up smoking 7 months ago but I’m still hopelessly addicted to nicotine replacement therapy. I use the inhalators. Two questions really 1. Does nicotine on it’s own cause any health problems/benefits and 2. Any suggestions on cutting down at all. Thanks in advance.

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Nicotine on its own is bad for people with heart/circulation problems. It seems to prevent diseases such as Parkinson and Alzheimer. It is a mild stimulant (sometimes relaxant – yes, strange) and you may find it in nature in plants other than tobacco, namely in tomatoes. Cutting down? Will power, I see no other way.

Heart and headache problem?

Hi, Im 16 and it started from yesterday when my temples started hurting abit and today my heart sometimes hurt and I feel really warm in my chest and my head is in slight pain which I think is a headache. So what is my problem? Am I dying? Thank you.

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The chest pain and the headache are the symptom of the stroke. But it is the symptom of many other diseases also. So, when you get worried a lot your heart beat become increase and you also have headache. The symptoms can be found in situations like thyroid problems, during some medication, if you have dehydration in your body because of any diseases such as flu. So, first you can understand the disease by doing some tests which are suggested by your doctor.

Why does my heart have an extra beat?

for the past month and a half now my heart has been acting kind of weird, my heart beat is really hard, i can feel it all the time and it also has an extra beat like ever 30 seconds sometimes even every 10 seconds, it feels like my heart has the hiccups. Also i have been feeling really tired lately, i am so tired i almost fell asleep in class one time and i usually go to bed around 6:30 now. Has anyone else experienced this too and know what it is?

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Had it twice. Went to the doctor and he gave it some latin name. Turns out it is not hard to get rid of but you should act quickly because whatever “disease” it is, it apparently can spread to your neck and basically “deactivate” it.

Is it safe of keeping birds at a distance if suffering from pulmonary heart disease. Or is it dangerous.?

My question is just as above. If we can keep birds at a distance, how far should they be.

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Co-habitating with birds is a bad idea for folks with either lung disease or heart disease. Birds can carry particular bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa that can cause disease even in healthy people. In people who already have lung disease or heart disease it can be a real problem. Look up histoplasmosis, Psittacosis, avian influenza, Newcastle disease (avian pneumoencephalitis), and Allergic alveolitis. In addition to lung infections there are other diseases birds can transmit to humans. Among them are: Salmonellosis (salmonella infection), Campylobacteriosis, Giardiasis, Pasteurellosis, Erysipeloid (very rare), Cryptococcosis, Avian mite dermatitis, and Nontuberculous mycobacteriosis. In general, none of these diseases are enough to warrant not owning a bird in otherwise healthy people. Folks with lung disease and heart disease are both more prone to infections and have a harder time fighting them. If they do need to co-habitate with a bird then it is a good idea to avoid keeping the birds in bedrooms, clean their cages outdoors, and wear a mask when cages are being cleaned. Keep up with annual immunizations (especially flu and pneumococcus) and if you do come down with a respiratory infection, be sure the doc knows about the birds.