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does being over weight cause heart flutter?

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Dr. George Mathew
Cardiology 58 years experience
No: Overweight don't cause heart flutter!

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A 50-year-old member asked:

What is the best way to loose weight with out going a diet? I'm having a very time getting this weight off of me 5'9 at 242 it all in the belly...

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Dr. William Forsythe
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
Exercise : Adding exercise and self control by reducing portion intake and eating the right foods while counting calories is best. Increase fruit and fiber intake if not eating enough. Take a yoga course or start swimming if not already. Good, low impact exercises. If considering surgical options, know that the best procedures and surgtons usually require that one starts losing weight first.
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A 31-year-old male asked:

I have Crohn's and take oxycodone. I have never gotten back to my normal weight after my initial surgery. Can oxycodone be a factor to this?

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Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 44 years experience
Probably not: Oxycodone is effective for pain control and slowing down intestinal motility which can b rapid in crohn's.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Could a pulmonary function test cause a heart attack?

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Dr. Brian Mott
Thoracic Surgery 29 years experience
No: A simple pulmonary function test is not an exercise test requiring running or biking. It is just recording breathing volumes during normal breathing and forced expiration.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Can breast implants affect how easily one can hear a heart murmur?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Highly unlikely!: I have never heard of implants impairing a physicians ability to evaluate a cardiac murmur under normal conditions.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Why can one's personality change after open heart surgery?

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Dr. Umesh Patel
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Major life event: Heart surgery brings one to recognize one's vunerability and some react with fear and depression - can be treated with medications. Others react with a positive change in their attitude towards loved ones and life generally.

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