A 38-year-old female asked:
ekg showed qtc of 474. pcp said not to worry about prolonged qt syndrome unless over 480.should i be concerned?stress test next week.previous ekgs ok
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Cardiology 44 years experience
Borderline: Your corrected QT interval is borderline, but in medicine, we say, "never buy one of anything." Get several EKGs and see what your QTc is on all of them. Also check your potassium and magnesium since low levels prolong the QTu interval and cause the appearance of a long QT. Finally, if it is prolonged, simply avoid other meds that make it worse. Under 500 ms is mild.
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Can stress cause my breast milk to dry up?
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Pediatrics 36 years experience
Yes: Major stress can certainly diminish breastmilk supply. However, there are things that can be done to counteract the effects of major stress. Drink tons of water (or other non-caffeinated clear liquid) and use fenugreek, an herbal preparation which helps increase milk supply. Dealing with the stress, itself, will also help -- for instance, counseling, yoga and relaxation exercises.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Is it true that emotional stress can cause a miscarriage?
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Specializes in Gynecology
No: There's no data to suggest that emotional stress increases miscarriage rate. Many women are stressed at various times, and when a stressed woman miscarries she tends to think it was because of the stress - but there isn't any data to confirm this as a cause.
There is really nothing a woman can do or not do to cause a miscarriage, short of taking a pill for medical abortion.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Is it normal for EKG and stress tests to be normal after stent & 2 angioplasties were done?
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Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Yes/no : 85% chance of being abnormal. And it can be normal in 15%of pts.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
What is the difference between the effects of pcp and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) overdoses?
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Internal Medicine 57 years experience
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Can raynaud's syndrome caused by emotional stress?
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Vascular Surgery 19 years experience
It can trigger it: Environmental triggers such as exposure to cold is more common. However, stress can also be a trigger and lead to the symptoms of reynauds. If your symptoms are bothering you significantly you should be seen by your doctor. Vascular surgeons, rheumatologists, and many primary care doctors can help you deal with this disorder.
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