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Are Arms And Legs In Competition For Cardiac Output
Cardiac Output: The body will preferentially direct cardiac output to organs it deemes most vital for sustaining life. This is in (relative) order: brain, heart, kidneys, gut, muscle and skin. There is no real competition between upper and lower extremities, but rather distribution based on muscle activity and intensity. Fun question! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can an abnormal EKG and elevated troponins indicate a possible mi event. Also can pain in the arms, legs, hands and feet be tell tell signs of a slow but pending cardiac event about to happen? The pain value is between 7-9
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Yes, : Yes, very definitely. The troponin test is used to help diagnose a heart attack, to detect mild to severe heart injury, and to distinguish chest pain that may be due to other causes. An elevation in combination with certain changes in the electrocardiogram can be very specific for a heart attack. Troponin values can remain high for 1â€”2 weeks after a heart attack. Troponin may rise following strenuous exercise, although without signs and symptoms of heart disease, it is usually of no significance. Troponin levels may also be elevated with acute or chronic conditions such as myocarditis (inflammation of heart muscle), congestive heart failure, severe infections, kidney disease, and certain chronic inflammatory conditions of muscles and skin. Some pains in the arms and less likely in the legs may be indicative of a cardiac problem. Best to have this checked by your doctor as soon as you can. ...Read more
Took 20mg of ritalin and the veins in my arms and legs are more visible. No other symptoms. Is this normal? Or could it be from the summer temp?
Ritalin: Ritalin may increase your heart rate and blood pressure, although the veins in your arms and legs are most likely to be engorged if you are retaining fluids in your system, or there is a cardiac failure. You deserve a thorough cardiac evaluation before starting stimulants, and each year thereafter. Please ask your doctor to order an ekg and routine blood work and urinalysis to be safe. ...Read more
My body feels like I have just done an intense workout but I have only been resting, arms and legs feel heavy and exhausted. Should i be concerned?
Concerning: This could be potentially very serious from a cardiac condition such as heart failure. It could be less emergent but still concerning such as from hypothyroidism (under active thyroid) or it could be a medication side effect (nortriptyline). See your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more
Is stiffness of arms and legs (appeared on 200mg of vitamin B6 a day taken for 3 mths) a symptom of sth serious or will it disappear with time?
Depends: B6 has two forms, active and inactive. Pyridoxal 5 phosphate p5p is the active form. Inactive b6 competes with p5p at the receptor. Some people do not convert b6 to p5p very well, so by taking high doses of inactive b6 can actually cause a functional deficiency due to receptor competition. Always take active b6. ...Read more
Spot fat loss does: Not occur naturally. By losing weight in general a certain % will be arm ; leg fat. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed. To tighten arms use standing biceps curl w dumbbells, hammer curls w dumbbells, triceps kickback w dumbbells ; lying triceps extension w dumbbells. Tone thighs w plie, squat, wall squat, ball squat, plyometric squat, stair steps, >. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multip possibilities: Possibilities are multiple. Pain in the limbs could be caused by a problem in the muscles, joints, tendons, nerves or other conditions such as referred pain from the spine. If pain is severe and persistant do see your physician for an exam and appropriate testing for a diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more
Recurring shooting pains in arms and legs (particularly arms) most days. Seems to flare up in the cold, are these symptoms of anything serious?
Family practice : Although you are young it could be a circulatory problem coldness can constrict blood vessels. There is a condition called reynolds that resembles this. Check with your dr. ...Read more
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