Doctor Q&A for Dr. Mark Rasak

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
33 years experience Cardiology
Low hanging fruit: its always easy to blame signs and symptoms on anxiety. if a holter is the only work up thus far ,an echo to assess your heart function and structure, ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
33 years experience Cardiology
No: no worries its just an ant-acid medication.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
33 years experience Cardiology
Risk vs reward: nifedipine has been shown in small trials to be useful as a tocolytic (stop uterine contractions and thus labor) and is used when traditinal medicatio ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
33 years experience Cardiology
Depression/anxiety: assuming that a thorough history and physical was done and all other relevant medical conditions excluded (including things such as fibromyalgia etc ) ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
33 years experience Cardiology
May not be an issue: the recent data on niaspan was not great,. The drug did not significantly reduce mortality or morbidity. I suggest if your not taking the niacin for s ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
33 years experience Cardiology
A few risks to note: can cause sugars to go up, flushing, high enough doses can affect the liver(especially when added to a statin), limited data on benefit. In other word ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
33 years experience Cardiology
A few suggestions: baring any serious issues noted on a complete history and physical , OTC remedies such as simethacone may be helpful. keep a food diary and a sympto ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
33 years experience Cardiology
Yes: would be an unusual source but yes its possible.
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