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I take metaprolol and captapril for blood pressure and chf. It's it safe to take hawthorne?

I take metaprolol and captapril for blood pressure and chf. It's it safe to take hawthorne?

Depends: 3 medications that are proven to help strengthen the heart in "systolic" heart failure (i.e. Weak heart muscle) are beta blocker (like metoprolol), ace inhibitor (like captopril) and spironolactone (if you are tolerate it). Diuretics and digoxin are added for symptomatic relief.
Otc/herbal remedies like hawthorn have not undergone extensive randomized trials, hence not recommended. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Shen
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Heart Failure (Definition)

Heart failure is a complex set of conditions in which the heart "fails" to pump a normal amount of blood with each beat. This can be due to poor squeezing function (systolic heart failure) and/or a stiff heart incapable of filling normally (diastolic heart failure). Common symptoms include swelling and trouble breathing, particularly when ...Read more


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My blood pressure is 179/94 and I have chf. I have been haviing problems the last few days with my speach coming out slurred.

My blood pressure is 179/94 and I have chf. I have been haviing problems the last few days with my speach coming out slurred.

Treat Hypertension: You need to get your BP controlled asap. Neurological (brain) and cardiac (heart) dysfunction may occur in the setting of markedly elevated blood pressure such as yours. ...Read more

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Can a BNP blood test determine if you have CHF or COPD?

Can a BNP blood test determine if you have CHF or COPD?

Not really: BNP is helpful if you have both and you are coning Short of breath and you are wheezing and your exam is not showing fluids overload then if BNP is low that would make COPD most likely reason for your symptoms ...Read more

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Had a hypertensive crisis w CHF kidney u/s showed echogenic renal pyramids. Bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) is low 20.5 aldosterone 2.4 RDW 18.1 blood in urine, ideas?

Had a hypertensive crisis w CHF kidney u/s showed echogenic renal pyramids. Bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) is low 20.5 aldosterone 2.4 RDW 18.1 blood in urine, ideas?

Aldosterone 2.4: Your question cannot be answered properly, as you did not give enough information. You aldosterone (a) level is 2.4. It is difficult to say what that means because your a is dependent on whether you were standing, sitting, or lying down when the blood was drawn and
normal values vary from lab to lab. A physician (p)ordered your test, ask the p for a more-informed answer to your question better. ...Read more

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Before taking high blood pressure meds I had a hard time getting an erection. Hb lead to chf. Bp well under control now and erections has somewhat imp

Before taking high blood pressure meds I had a hard time getting an erection. Hb lead to chf. Bp well under control now and erections has somewhat imp

Urologist: You are a young man. If you are having problems with your erections I would go see a urologist. Your blood pressure meds could also be causing this and they may need to be changed. ...Read more

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Why do I feel weak in my arms? Is it something to do with CHF? Or maybe my blood pressure pills?

Why do I feel weak in my arms? Is it something to do with CHF? Or maybe my blood pressure pills?

Weak: You don't provide enough information to speculate. Do you have CHF or are you just mentioning it in the question? How bad is your BP and what meds do you take? What is your other medical history? ...Read more

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How long can a male live with an fev of 27, chf, and a non ischemic cardiomyopathy? I also have semi-controlled high blood pressure, stroke symptoms

How long can a male live with an fev of 27, chf, and a non ischemic cardiomyopathy? I also have semi-controlled high blood pressure, stroke symptoms

CHF: Your combination of ingredients is serious. I presume you are under the care of a cardiologist and following his/her program carefully. Diet, exercise and a group of medications together have the potential for maximizing your quantity and quality of life. No one without more knowledge of your status can give you a good prediction of longevity. ...Read more

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My father is having CHF and now his cretenine level is 1.8 and blood urea 84. He has sugar, moves his tounge on lips every time. He is 75 year?

My father is having CHF and now his cretenine level is 1.8 and blood urea 84. He has sugar, moves his tounge on lips every time. He is 75 year?

Diabetes: He needs medical attention, his medications need to be adjusted, it could be his blood sugaris not well controlled and his heart is not pumping well, you need to call his doctor right away. ...Read more

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Taking the Toprol (metoprolol) 100 norvasc 5 lasix 20 for blood-pressure and diastolic CHF. Better meds (cozaar?) or diuretics for diabetes and kidney conditions?

Taking the Toprol (metoprolol) 100 norvasc 5 lasix 20 for blood-pressure and diastolic CHF. Better meds (cozaar?) or diuretics for diabetes and kidney conditions?

Cozaar (losartan) better for DM: cozaar (losartan) or an ACE inhibitor is better for diabetes. The best drug for diastolic heart failure is debatable. spironolactone is probably the better diuretic for diastolic heart failure. ...Read more

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Mom has her procedure tomorrow to find out where this GI bleed is coming from. She still having a lot of rectal bleeding and have been getting blood transfusion. Could this be related to her copd, diabetic, CHF or her pulmonary hypertension or is this com

Mom has her procedure tomorrow to find out where this GI bleed is coming from. She still having a lot of rectal bleeding and have been getting blood transfusion. Could this be related to her copd, diabetic, CHF or her pulmonary hypertension or is this com

Not directly related: To the listed medical problems. Most common sources of bleeding could be small blood vessels on the surface of the lining of the colon (vascular malformation), or from sites of diverticulosis. Less likely is a bleeding stomach ulcer. Many of these will stop bleeding spontaneously, but some will need surgery to remove the bleeding site. Her medical conditions may make her surgery risks higher. ...Read more

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Describe the features of blood loss.?

Describe the features of blood loss.?

Depends on rate: Rapid blood loss, think: gunshot wound, leads to immediate shock and death, obviously. Gradual blood loss leads to anemia with symptoms of fatigue, weakness, apathy, and malaise. Very severe anemia is surprisingly well tolerated for long periods if it has occurred very slowly like due to menstruation without adequate iron replacement or slow bleeding in the bowels. ...Read more

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Could blood loss affect your period?

Could blood loss affect your period?

Yes: If the blood loss was an acute or sudden hemorrhage enough to be transfused due to anemia, gunshot wounds, etc. Yes, the pituitary will tend to alter the menstrual cycle. If it is a chronic blood loss over time, the body tends to adjust and the menstrual cycles continue on as usual. ...Read more

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When is a transfusion used for blood loss?

When is a transfusion used for blood loss?

Surgery: Transfusion is used when blood loss exceeds 50% of the patient's blood volume. It may also be required in patients preparing for surgery whose hemoglobin is low such as less than 10. ...Read more

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How much blood loss is normal during period??

How much blood loss is normal during period??

Menstrual bleeding: Abnormal bleeding is considered If you soak through more than one pad or tampon every hour or two. ...Read more

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What amount of blood loss would make you dizzy?

What amount of blood loss would make you dizzy?

Yes: Yes, depending on how much and for how long it can definitely make you dizzy and lightheaded. If you have recurrent or significant bleeding from any site that is making you dizzy, please see your doctor as soon as possible! I hope you feel better. ...Read more

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How much blood loss usually occurs during childbirth?

How much blood loss usually occurs during childbirth?

Depends: For a vaginal delivery the average blood loss is around 500 cc. That is a little more than is usually given when someone donates a unit of blood. For a cesarean delivery the average loss is about twice as much (1000 cc). Pregnancy causes a woman's blood volume to expand about 2000 cc to 2500 cc, so there is adequate volume to accomodate even greater blood loss with delivery. ...Read more

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Heavy blood loss during period, should I be concerned?

It is alarming: Heavy bleeding can be caused by: hormonal imbalance, fibroids, cancer. This will eventually cause anemia that leads to fatigue, dizziness and sometimes death. ...Read more

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How much blood loss does it take to start feeling dizzy?

How much blood loss does it take to start feeling dizzy?

500 ml: About 10 % of blood volumen, even less. Are you bleeding severely, if so go to er. If you look sick, dizzy, and unstable then you are sick and need evaluation (it does not matter if you have normal blood volumen). ...Read more

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What to do if I have heavy blood loss *period problems*?

What to do if I have heavy blood loss *period problems*?

See GYN: There are treatments - like ablations, that are minimally invasive that can help. Best is to discuss this with your GYN and see if you qualify for any procedure. ...Read more

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What is too much blood loss when a woman is on her period?

What is too much blood loss when a woman is on her period?

Variable: The average amount of blood loss during menses is approximately 80 cc. An enterprising ob/gyn resident many years ago did a project that determined the amount of menstrual blood each brand of tampon would hold if soaked so that women could determine how much blood loss they had in any given cycle. I don't think this was published however. ...Read more

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Causes for internal blood loss. Healthy active 70 yr female?

Causes for internal blood loss. Healthy active 70 yr female?

Ulcer.... or: A gastric (stomach) or duodenal (first part of the small intestine) ulcer is common, but also there can be blood loss from diverticulitis in the colon or other conditions such as colitis, crohns - you need to get in and be seen by a gastroenterologist. Great question- well wishes! ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Werner
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Congestive Heart Failure (Definition)

Otherwise known simply as heart failure, is a condition in which the heart muscle is weakened. It may be receiving inadequate blood flow, its valves might be malfunctioning or the heart muscle might have thickened or stiffened. As a result, the heart, which is a pump, cannot supply the body with ...Read more


Blood Loss (Definition)

Generally, blood loss is a term most commonly referring to bleeding. Blood loss can occur rapidly, due to trauma, or can occur slowly, as seen in diseases of the stomach or intestinal tract. Blood loss could refer to blood disorders that cause anemias, as seen in autoimmune disorders ...Read more