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Are There Any Common Household Appliances That Interfere With Pacemakers
A pacemaker is a device which sends electrical signals to the heart triggering heartbeats when needed. There are many ways to implant and configure a pacemaker; it may beat the top chambers (atria), lower chambers (ventricles) or both. Some systems stimulate both the left and right ventricles together. Pacemakers generally treat abnormally slow heart rhythms and certain ...Read more
Generally, are there any chemotherapy drugs out on the market that are proven safe for heart patients with existing arrhythmia?
Yes, many!: There are very few chemotherapy drugs that can not be used due to a heart condition. So your oncologist can easily find and use an alternative chemo drug. But you need to tell us your diagnosis, both of the Cancer type and the name of your heart condition.Then we can guide you even better. ...Read more
Bundle branch block?: A perfect question for your Dr who's treating you! Always tell each Dr about all the conditions you've had Dx'd and all the Rx's you take. This is a healthcare rule of thumb. Always! This will help them select safe drugs and to know what to watch for. ...Read more
Atrial fibrillation: The only arrhythmia that I am confident about is atrial fibrillation (Afib). Afib can also be seen in left atrial enlargement (LAE), & can lead to strokes or embolic complications if left untreated. That being said, not all people with RAE develop Afib, and the rate of conversion may increase as u get older. TTYD / Cardiologist about Holter monitors & other means of diagnosis. Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes and No: Mold spores are found in the air most everywhere, especially in areas that are humid and warm. Some spores are very resistant to extremes of temperature and humidity so can survive in many environments. It is only when levels get high that we start to worry about the safety and health issues. Some types of mold can even be found on normal human skin. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dental supervised: Dental supervised teeth bleaching is monitored by the dentist, both in the duration of time and concentration of the bleach for the desired results. Over the counter materials, while at a lower concentration of peroxide are not monitored and can result in over use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there certain medications or supplements you recommend for hyperfocus in someone with inattentive adhd. Are there any that can make it worse?
Nothing: Replaces a face to face consultation with a psychiatrist to evaluate, rule out any medical conditions &/or contra-indications, diagnose and treat someone with adhd, inattentive type. To give you some advice without clinical exam would be unethical. Hope you are not too disappointed by my answer. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pacemakers: Anyone who needs a pacemaker can generally have one. The implantation procedure is quite benign and the devices are generally tolerated very well. The major problem would be if the patient had infection that likely could see the device pocket or its implant site in the heart. We'd hold off till the infection was resolved. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No -- can eat all: People with ocd may avoid certain foods because of their illness -- but can realistically eat any food they wish. Sometimes people with ocd have obsessive thoughts about particular foods, compulsively check any seeming irregularity/discoloration, or have eating rituals that must be followed precisely. It can take a long time to eat a meal, and there might not be much enjoyment. ...Read more
Stimulant beverages: Any beverage with stimulants such as coffee, soda, energy drinks or tea can worsen adhd symptoms. Also the consumption of chocolate can worsen adhd symptoms & increase adverse effects from medications. Some adhd kids can absorb 2-phenylethylamine from chocolate. This is a psychoactive monoamine alkaloid that mimics the effect of Cocaine on the brain. See http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/206912. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not really: None at least that have proven effective. The best way to prevent asthma attacks is to avoid any known triggers for your child's asthma. If your child is having nighttime symptoms or using their rescue inhaler (like albuterol) more than a couple times a week see your doctor. Your child may need to be on stronger medications. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Recent repts say even occasnl use of OTC NSAIDs ups risk of heart attack/stroke. Are they really that unsafe? What other options are there for pain?
Depends on Gap: The answer will depend on the size of the gap/gaps between your teeth. Cosmetic treatments (bonding and or veneers) can close gaps quickly, but these treatments make your teeth wider, not physically closing the gaps. Orthodontic treatment physically moves the teeth together, but takes longer w/o changing the tooth structure. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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