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Feel better on estrogen. Doctor prescribed low dose. Is that ok if in my 90s? (pacemaker, on thyroid, ntg, cholesterol lowering, asa, other drugs)
How does sulfasalazine measure up to other 5-asa drugs such as asacol (mesalamine) and colazal for ulcerative colitis?
Had Echo the tech said Ef was 60/65 the actual report said 50/55. How did they come up with 2 diff #s? Is this bad last yr it was 60. I have Asd & Asa
Echo EF: The EF in normals varies over a range;all 3 reported values are within normal so stop worrying about minor nuances in interpretive reporting ...Read more
Corticosteroids: But they are not minor league meds. ...Read more
Could endarterectomies include a graft and what happens if the person stops the coumidin and goes to daily asa?
Yes and no: An endarterectomy is when the surgeon opens the artery and scoops out the plaque. A gratt is used as a conduit for a bypass. The graft can be the persons vein or an artificial or prosthetic tube. They can be combined in certain situations if the patient needs both this is up to the surgeon. ...Read more
What affects can taking 81 mg of asa do to a growing fetus, @30+ weeks? My ue3 & papp-a levels were low but everything else looks good, including u/s
Probably none: There are medical conditions that require the use of 81mg asa daily in pregnancy to minimize the risk of complications. The studies do not show an increase in bad outcomes in those pregnancies. If your doctor has recommended taking 81mg asa daily, then you should continue. ...Read more
similar drugs: The active ingredient in pepto, bismuth subsalicylate, is chemically very similar to Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid). Taking the two together could increase your risk for side effects like bleeding in your stomach. This is especially true if you have clotting problems like von willibrand factor deficiency. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My double vision is reduced with medication, but at certain point its constant. Can my eyewill be asa healthier as it was?
26 y/o F. Gpa had MI and quadruple bipass at 70 and uncle just had massive MI causing death at 67. Other gpa died of MI at 56. Should take daily ASA?
May b not: While ASA is a good medication for someone who has had a heart attack or stroke or irregularly irregularly heart rhythm, after consultation with a doctor, if you do not have allergy to it. It is not recommend as daily medication for otherwise healthy person just based on family history. Consulting your Provider for details is a better option. ...Read more
Aspirin: Acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) is a pain relief medication. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For specifics about allergic reactions to aspirin see: https://www.drugs.com/sfx/aspirin-side-effects.html ...Read more
Probably: G6-PD deficiency is a genetic disorder caused by a lack of a protective enzyme in red blood cells. Most people with the disorder have episodes of hemolysis (RBC damage) caused by oxidative drugs or infection. More rare Class I variants have chronic hemolysis. Outside of Class I, aspirin, which used to be considered risky now is considered safe when used in low doses. ...Read more
Not overnight: If you're old enough to have discovered healthtap, you're old enough to know that there are plenty of situations for which no "overnight" treatment is available. If tomorrow is the prom, cover it up with make-up. If there's a job interview next week, get with your physician; topical bezoyl peroxide plus a systemic antibiotic might clear you up on time. Recognize a long-term problem ; work hard. ...Read more
Depends: You are saying about 500mg per tablet of acetaminophen. So if you are taking 5-10 that is about 2500-5000mg/day. Why are you taking it and are you're liver and kidney function test notrmal? The concern is not only the total daily dose, your organ status but also how long have you been taking it. ...Read more
I have an asa and asd with an ef of 50-55%. What's the chances of having an embolism and can it he dangerous?
Not high: I am not sure what you mean by "asa". Small ASDs can be asymptomatic. Your risk of embolism will depend on the size of your heart and whether there are any clots in it, not necessarily the ASD. ASDs can cause a clot to travel to the brain or other arteries where it might be serious. Your EF is good. Your doctor can discuss closing the ASD which now can be done without major surgery ...Read more
I am 30 m 170lb. I just got my liver functions tested. My ALT came out 51 and asa came out 38. Is it normal or my levels are high?
That's high: You'll need to find the cause. Probably these will be rechecked off alcohol and meds (even iboprofen can do this). We'll want to rule out hepatitis b and c, hemochromatosis, wilson's, autoimmune hepatitis and a few others. If all are ruled out, this may just be your liver's way of telling you that it wants you to back to that intensive physical training you loved doing as a teen. ...Read more
I have an asa and asd my Echo showed an ef of 63 by machine but by visual it was 50-55 is this bad? How can it be two diff readings
I had an EUS on 2/16/15 for upper gastric I rec'd ASA III or IV which meant that add. Anesthesia was rec'd. Can u have upper respir prob from this?
Been sad and scared since being diagnosed with small PFO and ASA. Dr says no to aspirin bc of the length of time I would be taking it but so worried!
Ask again: Abbreviations are very confusing which is why so many people use them. A PFO is usually a very manageable problem, but I'm not clear on the ASA having much to do with ASA (a common abbreviation for aspirin). Your cardiologist should help clarify what you should be worried about. Best wishes. ...Read more
Other than stents (which is Baby ASA and plavix (clopidogrel) most likely), in what instances would ASA 81mg vs ASA 325mg vs Plavix (clopidogrel) or a combination be prescribed?
Depends: Historically , Aspirin was and is a cheap and effective way of relieving the pain and inflammation of arthritis. Doses were increased gradually till relief was achieved or side effects stopped the increase in the dosage. The most common side effects were gastro-intestinal upset, ulcers or ringing in the ears. 1300 mg is a moderate dose. Talk to your doc or rheumatologist for further guidance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The landmark physicians health study was stopped early because men aged 50 or older had a 30% reduction in heart attacks compared to matched placebo treated controls. The nurses health initiative had similar results in women over 60. The study has been repeated in the uk with similar results. The benefit is even easier to demonstrate in people with established coronary heart disease. ...Read more
Can PT and PTT fluctuate.. I was normal 2 weeks ago, and now slightly elevated PTT at 37 where norm limit 35. No blood thinners taken or ASA?
They fluctuate : Why are you being checked? Your physician has a reason, I trust, and will explain. ...Read more