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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Back
7 years experience Internal Medicine
Arrhythmia : Yes, you can have a normal heart rate with an abnormal heart rhythm which can predispose patients to complications. The best way to determine if a he ... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Back
7 years experience Internal Medicine
Hypertension: The measurement taken with your blood pressure monitor is technically a high number. Your wife should see her primary care doctor or a cardiologist f ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Back
7 years experience Internal Medicine
ARVC: ARVC is difficult to diagnose and requires certain criteria based on tests such as EKG, echocardiography, MRI and heart biopsy. The need for genetic ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Steven Back
7 years experience Internal Medicine
None : There are currently no over-the-counter medications that treat the novel coronavirus. Any over-the-counter medications would aim to treat the symptom ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Back
7 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: if you would like to send me an email, I can try to provide an explanation to clarify the findings.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Back
7 years experience Internal Medicine
Blood tests : Generally speaking routine blood tests don’t specifically screen or test for different types of cancer. If you have concerns about cancer, you should ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Back
7 years experience Internal Medicine
Concerning symptoms : Your symptoms are very concerning and you should be evaluated by your physician as soon as possible. One common reason for excessive urination in a y ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Back
7 years experience Internal Medicine
Fast heartbeat: A resting heart rate of 130 beats per minute is abnormal. You should be evaluated by your primary care doctor or a cardiologist as you may have an ab ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Back
7 years experience Internal Medicine
Likely not: Atrial premature contractions are not dangerous. However if they are frequent, they can cause symptoms such as palpitations. Continue routine follow ... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Back
7 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes it will: Consistent exercise along with a diet low in salt and high in fruits and vegetables is an excellent way to lower blood pressure. Consistent diet and ... Read More
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