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Blood Loss And Chf
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
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
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.
Yes: Many of the medications for CHF treat high BP (beta blockers, acei/arbs). ...Read more
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?
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
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
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
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
Is it dangerous to wear compression stockings if a chf, patient has some edema, fluid on lungs, and disolving blood clots in the lungs?
Stockings: The situations you have listed are the very situations for which stockings are recommended. ...Read more
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
Does chf, neuro cardio syncope cause peripheral vascular disease because when I had a tilt table done, they said that the blood pooled in my feet?
My mother has CHF and arythmia. Her blood pressure is 127 over 93. She has a headache-severe. Should we take her to hospital?
TIA: Yes she needs to be evaluated to make sure she is not going to have something serious as stroke. ...Read more
My blood pressure was 181/131. I'm not having chest pain just pressure. I have CHF and a enlarged heart. Do I need to go tree o the ER or extra meds?
Blood pressure 144/133 dizzy, shortness of breath, fatigue, chf, why is my bp so close from sytolic to diastolic?
Need a new mechine: Also have the doctor check and compare the readings for accuracy ...Read more
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Any stress: Could alter normal cycleGet a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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