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how does nitroglycerin work to relieve chest pain

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
36 years experience Cardiology
Nitroglycerin: Nitroglycerin relieves cardiac related chest pain by dilating the coronary arteries. These are the arteries that supply blood to the heart. Improving ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
35 years experience Cardiology
No: No, it is non-specific. Chest pain from gi, gastrointestinal, conditions is also relieved with nitroglycerine at times. For example, esophageal spas ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
No: It will not show up in blood work and it won't show up in your BP either because it wears off in about 10 minutes.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Callahan
28 years experience Cardiology
Chest pain: If you have chest pain and have taken Nitro without any improvement then you should be seen by a physician right away. You should go to an ER for eva ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Roxonal: Roxonal is morphine. Morphine in sufficient dose is effective for most pain. We do not blithely prescribe morphine for angina unless all other forms o ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
57 years experience Neurology
Not long!: Only couple of week is sufficient for some pain relieving pills such as Codeine but you should change your medications under supervision , muscle r ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
38 years experience Cardiology
Chest pain: You first have to know what causes the chest pain before you can treat... The chest is like an apartment building with one phone line out. Everybody w ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
12 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Inflammation: I think you mean cortisone shot. The shot is intended to reduce inflammation in the affected area where it might be affecting the nerves or pinching ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience Internal Medicine
It opens up: the bronchioles and relieves air trapping.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
24 years experience Pain Management
Not Clear Answer: Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that physical therapy will relieve sciatica/si joint pain. However, it can help to strengthen your core and prev ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
39 years experience Preventive Medicine
Fibromyalgia Pain: There is some chest wall pain with fibromyalgia. There are 2 tender points below the 2nd rib close to the breast bone on each side. These are not re ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Post injection pain: Tylenol (acetaminophen) and ice packs to area.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Virginia Phipps
20 years experience Hospital-based practice
Depends: Diltiazem functions to relax the walls of the heart blood vessels. If you take the extended release tablet, it takes about 10 to 14 hours for the dru ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Rottman
43 years experience Dentistry
Sedative: Laughing gas or nitrous oxide is basically a sedative meant to reduce anxiety. It provides a very relaxed feeling. It also somewhat increases the pai ... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sean O Donovan
33 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Moist heat (sitz): Pain from anal fissures usually comes from sphincter muscle spasm, often relieved naturally by heat (sitz baths), otc creams which contain 'caine comp ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vernon Barton
51 years experience General Practice
It helps muscle pain: Muscerol is a combination medicine that contains paracetamol 450mg, orphenadrine citrate 35mg, caffeine 15mg per tab. That combination gives some pai ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Miguel Pappolla
42 years experience Pain Management
It depends: One to three weeks but it depends on the dose. At a dose of 225 mg per day or more it enhances the descending pain inhibitory pathways by making more ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Specializes in Family Medicine
Heat: Heat and massage.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
22 years experience Cardiology
Treat cough: See your doctor to be evaluated for both cough and chest burning. If your chest burning occurs only with cough, might want to start by treating the co ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Epidural Steroid: Epidural nerve block has become a significant advance in neuraxial analgesia. See interventional pain management specialists for consultation.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
From UTI?: If you are having trouble from a urinary tract infection, antibiotic may reduce your symptoms in less than 24 hours. Other meds such as Pyridium (phen ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
To see gyne: I should say that if the pain is so severe you should go to er- at least that can try to evaluate you and rule out other things and at least they can ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
34 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: A lot of people "carry stress" in their musculoskeletal system. There are lots of non pharmaceutical ways to deal with it. First, address the stress ... Read More
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