Doctor Q&A for Dr. John Szawaluk

A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
31 years experience Cardiology
Hypertension: There is clearly a genetic component to high blood pressure and you may be at risk . Life style and obesity contributes significantly. Start with life ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
31 years experience Cardiology
Coronary artery: disease and arteriosclerosis are essentially to names for the same. You can have these without infarction. A myocardial infarction occurs when blood f ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
31 years experience Cardiology
Potentially: fatigue, slow heart rate, dizziness, shortness of breath and erectile dysfunction to name a few.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
31 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Especially in someone your age. Up to age 50 diastolic HTN can be more common than systolic HTN.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
31 years experience Cardiology
Infection: The area may just be irritated, but you want to make sure it is not infected. One sign would be any drainage from the area. To be safe have it looked ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
31 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Two names for the same thing.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
31 years experience Cardiology
Possibly: The new meds may be causing side effects. Speak with your prescribing doctor.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
31 years experience Cardiology
YES: Certain medications can cause a loss of potassium and this needs to be monitored. Certain meds like ace/arb can effect the kidney and kidney function ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
31 years experience Cardiology
Evaluation: Certainly could be caused my many things although concerning for cardiac causes. See your doctor for evaluation promptly.
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