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Can chewable Bayer (aspirin) asprin really help prevent heart attacks?

Can chewable Bayer (aspirin) asprin really help prevent heart attacks?

Yes: Aspirin has, in most populations, been shown to decrease the likelihood of a heart attack by preventing platelets from sticking together and forming clots which create the heart attack in the first place. More importantly, at the time of a heart attack, chewing and then swallowing 325 mg of Aspirin dramatically reduces the risk of dying from that heart attack. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Myocardial Infarction (Definition)

Myocardial Infarction means some of the heart muscle dies because of insufficient oxygen supply. Most often this occurs because the coronary artery is blocked by plaque & clot. Other causes include tears in the artery wall, extremely high oxygen demand (eg, rapid arrhythmia, heart valve disorder, or severe systemic illness.) Prompt treatment can minimize heart damage & ...Read more


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Can GERD cause shortnes of breath feeling like heart bumping with heart rate up to 105 specialy after eating? All cardiac & lung test ok.BP ok.

Can GERD cause shortnes of breath feeling like heart bumping with heart rate up to 105 specialy after eating? All cardiac & lung test ok.BP ok.

GERD can induce : Gastroesophageal regurgitation can trigger an airway spasm and other symptoms if you have an underlying condition. It warrants an evaluation to rule out respiratory and heart conditions. ...Read more

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Skipbeats frequent when I chew gum, spicy food (HR jumps 90-115bpm and acid reflux 5-12 skip/hr)is that normal?Echo mvp/trMR 48holter 26 pac's 6 pvc's

Skipbeats frequent when I chew gum, spicy food (HR jumps 90-115bpm and acid reflux 5-12 skip/hr)is that normal?Echo mvp/trMR 48holter 26 pac's 6 pvc's

That is an extremely: small number of extra systolic beats. I don't know how you can say they increase when the total is minuscule. At your age, heart rate variability is common as the autonomic system is highly responsive to many stimuli. Nothing you describe is out of normal range or worrisome in any way. ...Read more

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8 months pregnant. Can't drink carbonated drinks or eat spicy food without intense pain /burn in throat and chest when swallowing. Is this gerd?

8 months pregnant. Can't drink carbonated drinks or eat spicy food without intense pain 
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Pregnant throat pain: Greetings, as a.father of 3, your throat discomfort appears to me as you suspected, coming from GERD. As your anatomy and physiology changes with the advancing pregnancy, increasing of your intra abdominal pressure changes too which places you at rush for GERD. With your ObGyn doc for recommend treatments. Once delivery occurs, your body should revert back to the way it functioned before pregnancy ...Read more

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Stomach gurgling, liquid moving, someone's abrupt sound, esophagus tingling, saliva in throat mouth, feelings of digestion. Drank water, inside ok?

Stomach gurgling,  liquid moving, someone's abrupt sound, esophagus tingling, saliva in throat mouth, feelings of digestion.  Drank water, inside ok?

Reflux likely: Sounds to me like reflux. Take some malanta or maalox initially and see if it resolves. The symptoms should improve. You can also try tums (calcium carbonate). Ideally you should try to stay away from foods that cause reflux like coffee, chocolate, acidic foods, tomatoes etc.. Also, try not to eat a lot before bed. Give yourself 3 hrs to let the food settle before bed. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you take proselic and tums (calcium carbonate) together , always feel like got burp or air bubble stuck in throat upper chest. ?

Can you take proselic and tums (calcium carbonate) together , always feel like got burp or air bubble stuck in throat upper chest. ?

Prilosec: Prilosec is to be taken once or twice a day and not as needed. Tums (calcium carbonate) can be taken pen or as needed with indigestion symptoms. Hope this answers your question. ...Read more

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Can bottled water lower risk of heart attacks and strokes?

Can bottled water lower risk of heart attacks and strokes?

No: Water is good for you. Essential to your health. Help maintain balance of body fluids, can help control calories, help energize muscle, help skin looking good, help your kidney, maintain normal bowel function. City treated water it's good, home filter water. Bottle water is convenient. ...Read more

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Throat tightness, can't swallow without drink?

Throat tightness, can't swallow without drink?

Dry Mouth: Moisture is necessary to swallow. A dry mouth will result in difficulty swallowing. Many reasons the mouth can be dry: age, medications, disease, habits like tobacco & alcohol. ...Read more

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7 weeks after cardiac contusion, heart palpitates when i'm showering in hot water. I'm an avid walker, healthy weight, and heart is otherwise healthy.

7 weeks after cardiac contusion, heart palpitates when i'm showering in hot water. I'm an avid walker, healthy weight, and heart is otherwise healthy.

Palpitations: You may have had some scar formation after the contusion which predisposes to palpitations. If your stress echo was normal, you likely don't have to be concerned unless the palpitations cause a lot of symptoms for you. In that case check with your dr. You should also make sure the 24hr holter didn't show anything untoward. ...Read more

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Is is safe to chew cardamom pods to keep breath and teeth fresh? I wouldn't swallow them I'd spit them out after chewing.

Is is safe to chew cardamom pods to keep breath and teeth fresh? I wouldn't swallow them I'd spit them out after chewing.

Yes if Healthy: In moderation cardamom is safe to use if you are healthy. Brushing your teeth, gums and tongue with a clean unworn toothbrush and toothpaste after each meal and before bedtime will probably do more for your breath as well as keeping your mouth healthy. ...Read more

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Regurgitating food for 2 years, sore trachea, dental erosion, exhale wheeze, lansoprazole ineffective , what can it be? Not chewing food enough?

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Regurgitating food for 2 years, sore trachea, dental erosion, exhale wheeze, lansoprazole ineffective , what can it be? Not chewing food enough?

GERD, see PCP: Some conditions like facial lumpsgastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a digestive disorder require further assessment, tests and your PCP may schedule a follow-up appointment or refer you to a specialist to determine a diagnosis. Do not delay. ...Read more

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They say to take aspirin if you suspect a heart attack. Do you chew it, or swallow it with water or what?

They say to take aspirin if you suspect a heart attack. Do you chew it, or swallow it with water or what?

Chew it: In order for Aspirin to work it needs to get to the heart through the blood stream. The fastest way is to chew and swallow it with some water. Swallowing an Aspirin whole delays absorption into the blood stream by minutes to hours. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Heart Attack (Definition)

A life-threatening condition in which the blood vessels that supply the heart are blocked so that the heart is no longer ...Read more


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Halfprin (Definition)

Halfprin is a platelet inhibitor which is a kind of anti-coagulation drug ...Read more