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Are there any weight loss pills that are okay to take with a heart problem?

Are there any weight loss pills that are okay to take with a heart problem?

Orlistat: Weight loss drugs tend to be only modestly effective, and most carry risks. Several have been taken off the market because of heart problems. Amphetamine-like drugs should not be used in people with heart problems. Orlistat, which works on food absorption in the intestine, has no heart risk, though it has annoying side effects on the bowels. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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What are the diet pills that caused that heart problem?

Fen-phen: Fenfluramine & phentaramine were two medications that when taken together as a weight loss aid were found to cause heart problems in some patients. The material was pulled from the marked in 1997 after the problems became evident. ...Read more

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Can weight loss pills worsen my heart condition?

Can weight loss pills worsen my heart condition?

Some can: Some stimulants can cause arrhythmias ... Some medications have been shown to cause heart damage, e.g. The valves damaged by fen-phen ... ...Read more

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Does Lipozene weight loss drug cause rapiod heart beat?

Does Lipozene weight loss drug cause rapiod heart beat?

No: Lipozene is a dietary fiber supplement. Taking it is equivalent to eating a bowl of All-Bran. It does not cause rapid heart beat. However, paroxysmal atrial tachycardia is a very common entity. IF you're frequently troubled with it, see your doc for an accurate dx. PS, dieting can cause low potassium which increases the incidence of all cardiac arrhythmias - get your electrolytes checked! ...Read more

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If I am coughing up phlem and I have a heart problem is it okay if i take some aspirin? Please answer asap. Please.

If I am coughing up phlem and I have a heart problem is it okay if i take some aspirin? Please answer asap. Please.

Asiprin: Aspirin is a platelet inhibitor and works great to help prevent strokes and heart attacks. It is not the best for pain relief and tylenol (acetaminophen) typically may work better. I am not sure what kind of heart condition you have to know if its safe. What are you taking the asiprin for? Pain control? Coughing up phlegm can be a sign of bronchitis, a cold, pneumonia, and heart failure. ...Read more

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What are some of the medicines used to take care of rheumatic heart problem?

What are some of the medicines used to take care of rheumatic heart problem?

Rheumatic heart: If acute rheumatic fever we use antistreptococcal antibiotics. Once rheumatic heart disease is present we treat what the manifestation is. Sometimes this is medication and sometimes it surgery. The medicines are the same as for congestive heart failure and arrhythmias. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i could still lift weights and exercise if I have a heart problem?

Can you tell me if i could still lift weights and exercise if I have a heart problem?

Hrt problem/exercise: Lifting weights nad limited walking are great kinds of exercise forpersons with heart problems. Your physician will be able to assess the level of exercvise your should plan to do. In several heart impairment you may not be able to tolerate strenuous exercise. ...Read more

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Don't have diabetise heart problem not over weight b/p 118/65 135/77 i'm taking peloprin 5mg .2.12mgcarvedilla when to get off beem 6 months?

Don't have diabetise   heart problem not over weight b/p 118/65 135/77 i'm taking peloprin 5mg .2.12mgcarvedilla when to get off beem 6 months?

Depends why Rx'ed?: Whether and for how long you should take these (and any) medications depends on why they were prescribed in the first place. Your BP may be normal on meds, but is it high if you don't take the meds? (that's hypertension.) talk to the dr. Who prescribed them in the first place, so you can understand why they wanted you to take them and whether you need to stay on them long-term or not. ...Read more

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While suffering from svt should you take meds to stop your nerves from causing panic attack from being afraid cause of the heart problem ?

While suffering from svt should you take meds to stop your nerves from causing panic attack from being afraid cause of the heart problem ?

Cardiologist: It's not clear what you mean, but if you have a supraventricular tachycardia, you probably need to have it fully characterized by a cardiologist, and to determine the actual risk and the recommended treatment -- so you don't panic. If you get panic attacks, you would most likely benefit from taking medicine to prevent them altogether. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i could lift weights and exercise if I have a heart problem?

Can you tell me if i could lift weights and exercise if I have a heart problem?

Hrt Dis./exercise: Your doctor will be able to assess your exercise tolerance. No doubt a limitation of level of exercise will be recommended. In severe heart disease you may not be able to tolerate much exercise. Walking a half hour per day is excellent exercise generally. ...Read more

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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


Diet Pills (Definition)

Anorectic agents generally known as diet pills are medications which decrease or inhibit appetite and aid in the reduction of food intake, therefore aiding weightmloss. Most currently FDA-approved appetite medications are dispensed by prescription due to potential side effects and contraindications. Diet pills alone are seldom successful in deriving long-term weight reduction. They should only be taken under the direct supervision of a physician specifically trained in their use as a part of a multi-modal treatment program including diet, exercise, ...Read more