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  • Having severe cramps on my toes, ankles and legs causing dizziness,chest/stomach pains for 15 mins.

    Anonymous 0 Replies
    Posted in: Cardiovascular disease May 21, 2014 04:04 PM

    I've had these cramps for two years but they've only gotten worse in the last 2 weeks. Not sure of the causes. My blood pressure, heart,sugar/cholesterol levels are all normal. I've been taking potassium and eating bananas, and just recently increased my intake of magnesim (Monomagnesium...

  • MayHelpLowerCholesterol

    Rider Hunting 0 Replies
    Posted in: Cardiovascular disease April 22, 2013 02:47 AM

    This was Written by the Medic MoleWhat Is Cholesterol? Cholesterol is often interchanged with the term fats or lipids. However, fats, also called lipids, encompass three classes. Cholesterol belongs in one of those classes.3 Classes of Lipids· Triglycerides ...

  • New here, please help

    DUCKY80G 1 Replies
    Posted in: Cardiovascular disease November 27, 2011 04:00 PM

    On 9/17/2011 i was at work (in er) registering a patient when i got a sensation in my lower right jaw like a toothache starting that quickly spread into a burning feeling and within a matter of minutes i was gasping for air and felt like my chest was being torn apart. On a scale of 1-10 it was...

  • Defense after the heart attack

    jacky0403 1 Replies
    Posted in: Cardiovascular disease September 6, 2011 10:31 AM

    As one of the most important organs of the body, the heart is surprisingly also one of the most ignored when it comes to being taken care of. Whilst you might think that you do not indulge in activities to harm your heart, a lot of habits that are part of your daily routine could be inconspicuously...

  • How do you protect your heart?

    Rain_123 0 Replies
    Posted in: Cardiovascular disease August 30, 2011 10:24 AM

    Here's what i do to protect my heart is first i take supplement that will help my heart function well (Omega 3 Fish Oil Ultimate), next i eat foods with less cholesterol and less fat contents. I also exercise daily. I make sure that i will live a lifestyle that is non stressful and a healthy one.

  • Cholesterol is not the Root Cause of Atherosclerosis

    schigara 3 Replies
    Posted in: Cardiovascular disease September 30, 2010 12:12 AM

    Cholesterol is not the root cause of atherosclerosis, it is just a secondary co-factor. Atherosclerosis is focal arterial scurvy caused by a vitamin C deficiency in the intimal layer of the arteries. The cells which comprise the blood vessels are surrounded by an intercellular glue known as ground...

  • Heart Attack at 34! Dealing with the fallout?

    Anonymous 2 Replies
    Posted in: Cardiovascular disease January 27, 2010 12:58 AM

    Hello all,I had a heart attack three years ago, when I was 34. I have none of the usual red flags, and I'm adopted so I don't have any genetic history. I don't smoke, never have, although both parents did while I was growing up. I used to eat terribly (through my 20's and 30's), but I've cleaned...

  • Statin Related? Muscle Weakness, etc

    yeahimtheone 1 Replies
    Posted in: Cardiovascular disease September 10, 2009 04:09 PM

    Hello! I am a 30 yr old female that was diagnosed with high blood pressure & high cholesterol in April 2009. My family doctor put me on blood pressure medicine (which is currently Procardia) and Tricor. In July I went to see an internist after the previous doctor wouldn't try to find the root of...

  • medication causing problem

    Anonymous 0 Replies
    Posted in: Cardiovascular disease August 17, 2009 03:54 AM

    in June family acquaintance had normal cholesterol and triglycerids (on risperdol) kept that and added seroquel clonazepam ativan/lorazepam depakote + another one. in month and half triglycerids and cholesterol both high. was the clonazepam or seroquel (both??) (or more) responsible for raise....

  • Are there such things as "mini" strokes or heart attacks? if so do I have symptoms?

    SheenaY 1 Replies
    Posted in: Cardiovascular disease August 11, 2009 11:10 PM

    Hi. I am brand new to this type of thing so if I mess up please forgive me and feel free to let me know I committed a faux-pas.:o I am getting concerned enough to see if it helps or if I maybe I will at least be able to help someone else.I currently suffer from Fibromyalgia, arthritis,...

  • Can someone read this ecg for me????????

    acenwin 0 Replies
    Posted in: Cardiovascular disease June 4, 2009 07:21 AM

    She is a 55 year old East Indian female.She worked night shift for 10 years from the age of 27-37 and has retired since then. c/o heart pains (costochondritis??) since age 43 (She went to many physicians for the same but was told that it was nothing.) It was burning in nature and usually occurred...

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  • The four essential steps, that I've taken, that help me live with Heart Failure

    Machaon 0 Replies
    Posted in: Cardiovascular disease May 18, 2009 11:21 AM

    I am near 70 and have had Congestive Heart Failure, Persistent Atrial Fibrillation, Chronic Tachycardia, Chronically High Blood Pressure, Immune System Dysfunction, Insulin Resistance, Pre-Diabetes and Asthma for over twenty years. I have learned four essential steps for lowering my blood pressure...

  • 6months of chest pain

    rydn22z 1 Replies
    Posted in: Cardiovascular disease December 25, 2008 12:02 PM

    25years oldMale330lbs I have been having intermentent chest pain since around June. I have went to my doctor and the ER mulitiple times. I have had 3 EKG's, blood work twice, and a Treadmill stress test all have came back normal. i have pre-hypertension, My blood pressure changes from time to...

  • aortic aneurysm

    scaredhalftodeath 0 Replies
    Posted in: Cardiovascular disease July 22, 2008 02:25 PM

    My husband was recently diagnosed with an aortic aneuysm and we will be going to the Mayo clinic in a week. I was wondering if anyone else has had this diagnosis. He is only 36 years old, and is a healthy weight, non-smoker. He has had high cholesterol for 6 years that has been unable to be...

  • What could this be? I am miserable.

    jennmommi 8 Replies
    Posted in: Cardiovascular disease April 2, 2008 06:44 PM

    I am a 28 yr old mom of three. I work full time as an administrative assistant. About 6 weeks ago I started having major migraines on the right side of my head and neck. I have semi-high blood pressure 120-135/79-85 range, and a resting pulse of 110-125. I am also experiencing the following...

  • Holiday Stress or something else?

    Jedi_2 4 Replies
    Posted in: Cardiovascular disease November 28, 2007 12:17 AM

    I've been experiencing anxiety,fear of having a heart attack and just general panic recently, it all started a week ago on saturday when I filled up my car with air and cleaned it out, then my left arm started to hurt (bicep area outward). I began to worry as I always do of having a heart attack...

  • Heart Attack - vs- Panic Attacks (CONSTANT ATTACKS)

    muzikman3161 30 Replies
    Posted in: Cardiovascular disease July 2, 2007 06:57 PM

    July 2, 2007 I am a 45 year old who suffers from panic and anxiety attacks for the last several years. But these attacks have gotten worse and worse over the last several months due to my personal situation (unemployed, adopting a baby, lawsuit, selling my house). To say I am under pressure is an...

  • Chest tightness around and below breastbone

    lhinton 2 Replies
    Posted in: Cardiovascular disease February 6, 2007 02:28 PM

    I am miserable. Have had a major problem on and off for a month with tightness in the middle of my chest around my breastbone accompanied by heartburn, including a sticking feeling behind or just below the breastbone. both upper middle abdomen and have constant periods of belching, sometimes this...

  • Continued Chest Pains

    glenrma 2 Replies
    Posted in: Cardiovascular disease December 13, 2006 09:27 PM

    I am a 36-year-old white male. I had chest pains for a few years. My primary Dr. went with acid reflux/GERD medication with no results. Then I went in for chest x-rays, imaging, upper GI test all of which showed nothing. Went to ER in 02/2004 with chest pains. Blood work and EKG showed...

  • A-fib

    Anonymous 0 Replies
    Posted in: Cardiovascular disease December 11, 2006 10:10 PM

    Does anyone know if A-FIB can be temporary and go away? Can it be caused by a prescription drug reaction? My mother (in her 70’s) had A-FIB right after starting a cholesterol medication, but the doctor denied that it was the cause, and later said that her A-FIB had gone away (she had stopped the...