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Can a heart problem cause double vision?

Can a heart problem cause double vision?

Heart and Eye: Heart disease can predispose a person to strokes, which can affect the eye by causing partial or full vision loss, or can affect the brainstem, which controls eye movement via several cranial nerves. If the brainstem is involved, double vision may result. Anyone with vision loss or sudden onset double vision should call 9-1-1 and go to the er at once. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more


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Might a heart problem cause mental illness?

Might a heart problem cause mental illness?

No: Some pts with poorly functioning hearts and poor cerebral perfusion can have menral status changes from time to time. But not otherwise. Some congenital diseases may have mental retardation and heart problems but there's no cause and effect relationship with heart dz and mental illness. ...Read more

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Can a heart problem cause me to be dizzy after driving?

Can a heart problem cause me to be dizzy after driving?

Dizzy: Not necessarily, however it would be best to see your physician to see if this might be related to your medications or your general condition or both. ...Read more

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Can a heart problem cause severe weakness and dizziness? I have had chest pain and fluttering that lasts 2 to 3 mins then the weakness starts..

Can a heart problem cause severe weakness and dizziness? I have had chest pain and fluttering that lasts 2 to 3 mins then the weakness starts..

Absolutely: This can be a problem with the rhythm of the heart's beating. If your heart isn't working properly, your body & brain won't get the oxygen and nutrients needed to function properly. You should report to your primary care provider or cardiologist for an examination and/or testing. ...Read more

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Can a heart problem cause speech problems been going on for 3months now effecting anything I do now had lung test fine doing heart stress test tom.

Can a heart problem cause speech problems been going on for 3months now effecting anything I do now had lung test fine doing heart stress test tom.

Odd: Yeah, it's pretty tough to connect heart problems to long-term speech problems. The closest thing I could think of would be atrial fibrillation or a cardiac tumor which sends clots to the brain where they cause a small stroke. That could fit the bill. But if the speech gets completely better from time to time, it'd decrease the likelihood of that by a lot. ...Read more

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Can skipping meal for 1 week cause heart problem?

Can skipping meal for 1 week cause heart problem?

Yes: It could cause arrhythmia due to electrolyte imbalance and hypovolemia can cause a drop in blood pressure and make the heart beat faster ...Read more

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Could you tell me if somebody has a heart problem, could this cause them to have mental problems?

Could you tell me if somebody has a heart problem, could this cause them to have mental problems?

Do not think so: I do not think that somebody has a heart problem that would cause them to have mental probblems. But if that pt is worried about the heart even though the problems are not significant, their mental health can get affected from the anxiety. ...Read more

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What are the diet pills that caused that heart problem?

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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Does riding on big swing which is operated by motor, cause any heart problem?

Should not.: Your skin is a remarkably good electrical insulator at "low" voltages & pwr (i.e., less than 60V / 60 J), not to mention the other insulation applied to most industrial motors. It's unlikely any current will get through to your heart or cause any physical problems. Now, the gravity-defying aspect of a swing is another matter... if you have fear of heights, it'll get your heart pounding. ...Read more

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Does gastritis causes heart problem?

Does gastritis causes heart problem?

Not directly: But nonsteroidal anti inflammatory agents (nsaid's) can cause topical mucosal injury and inhibit prostaglandin synthesis, decreasing mucosal mucus production, bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) secretion and mucosal blood flow. Creating stomach and duodenal irritation and ulcers. Same NSAID drugs can increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. ...Read more

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What to do if heart problem caused by drug use or just anxiety?

What to do if heart problem caused by drug use or just anxiety?

Hrt Dis - drug/anxie: It depends on the drug. Cocaine use has been associated with heart attacks in otherwise healthy people. Anxiety can be treated by your doctor with anti-anxiety meds. You will need to see your doctor to sort out which drug (or med) is causing a problem. ...Read more

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If masturbate is done 5 times week, does it cause heart problem?

If masturbate is done 5 times week, does it cause heart problem?

Not usually: Autoeroticism including masturbation has risk of sudden cardiac death only reported in bronchial asthmatic patient and masochistic behaviors. ...Read more

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Receiving a lot of headaches over the past week. Can headaches be caused by a heart problem?

Receiving a lot of headaches over the past week. Can headaches be caused by a heart problem?

Maybe: A full work up for headache may include a cardiac exam such as an echo, but a cat scan of the head, carotid dopplers and a battery of labs would usually be done first. BP and sugers checked and treated if neccesary as well as input from a neurologist if felt appropitae. ...Read more

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Can a small hiatal hernia cause heart problem of any kind?

Can a small hiatal hernia cause heart problem of any kind?

No: What is of importance is that symptoms that may suggest a hiatal hernia may be cardiac in origin. That is why it is important to receive a thorough history and physical examination by your primary care physician and decipher between the symptoms and the primary source. This may require some specific testing and trial of some medical therapy. ...Read more

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Could having B12 shots per week for a long time cause blood clotting and any heart problem?

Could having B12 shots per week for a long time cause blood clotting and any heart problem?

NO: There is no known toxicity from taking vitamin B12 in any dose by any method.
However, B12 deficiency causes elevated homocsyteine which increases risk of heart disase and stroke.
See http://ods. Od.Nih. Gov/factsheets/vitaminb12-quickfacts/. ...Read more

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Do viral infections cause a heart problem called pericarditis?

Do viral infections cause a heart problem called pericarditis?

Yes: There are some other causes as well.
Bacterial
tuberculosis
renal failure
heart and lung diseases

not all viral attacks are followed by pericarditis, but some are. ...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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What medications are 100% safe for adhd, aspergurs, and dislexia that won't cause heart problems for those who where born with a heart problem?

What medications are 100% safe for adhd, aspergurs, and dislexia that won't cause heart problems for those who where born with a heart problem?

Safe meds.: If by safe you imply free of side-effects, there are none. Each has its own benefits & adverse effects. ...Read more

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Is there an interaction between Micardis (telmisartan) plus (water pills) and cipralex some reports says it can cause heart problem, is that correct?

Not aware: Micardis (telmisartan) is not a water pill. It's a angiotensin receptor blocker use to treat hypertension. When you combine it with a thiazides diuretics and use escitalopram (ssri) may increase risk of sidh, low sodium and have additive effects. Not aware of any direct heart problem. Should consult your physician. ...Read more

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Most common underlying condition that causes splenic infarct when you do not have sickle cell or heart problem? Seemingly healthy 32 yr old female.

Most common underlying condition that causes splenic infarct when you do not have sickle cell or heart problem? Seemingly healthy 32 yr old female.

Mist common are: Malignant hematologic conditions like leukemia, lymphoma and myelofibrosis; hypercoagulable states like protein s and c deficiency and lupus anticoagulant; autoimmune/collagen vascular disease like systemic lupus erythematosus. These are few of the most common ones. Hope it helpful you. ...Read more

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My wife is experiencing psyhcosis since her heart problem started. She has implanted estrogen pellets and uses progesterone troche. Could HRT be the cause?

My wife is experiencing psyhcosis since her heart problem started. She has implanted estrogen pellets and uses progesterone troche. Could HRT be the cause?

Psychosis?: I'm not sure what you mean by "psyhcosis." if you're concerned that she has hallucinations, delusions, paranoid (very suspicious of others' motivations, etc) behavior, labile emotions, depression, high anxiety, etc, please help her get to her physician who may also want her to see a psychiatrist. Hormones can affect emotions, and it's important to have these changes evaluated and dealt with. ...Read more

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I have mild chronic duodenitis. Can gas cause pain in chest left area. I am afraid of heart problem. As I have asthma also.

I have mild chronic duodenitis. Can gas cause pain in chest left area. I am afraid of heart problem. As I have asthma also.

Unlikely: Suspect that it is more likely from bloating and perhaps air swallowing (uncontrolled asthma may at times cause that). If you don't have a family history of heart disease or risk factors such as high blood lipid, high blood pressure, or high blood sugar, it would be highly unusual for you to develop a heart disease. See your doctor to find out. ...Read more

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I'm on the birth control pill, recently become bad with health anxiety, how much of a heart problem risk does the pill cause? Is it drastic? Thankyou

I'm on the birth control pill, recently become bad with health anxiety, how much of a heart problem risk does the pill cause? Is it drastic? Thankyou

Heart and BP pill: The risk of having a heart attack or stroke is low for most women, but it increases with age. At your age it is low risk, but over 35 the risk is higher. Also, women who smoke have a higher risk of heart disease. I would recommend no smoking if you are on the pill. Also, your blood pressure should be taken before starting the pill. High blood pressure is a risk for heart disease. ...Read more

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I have dyspnea from 1month and my chest is good no cough no anemia no heart problem no lung problem. Please tell me the cause? I am so worried

I have dyspnea from 1month and my chest is good no cough no anemia no heart problem no lung problem. Please tell me the cause? I am so worried

Dyspnea: Dyspnea with no anemia, lung diseas or heart disease mmay indicate deconditioning, or other systemic illness like Thyroid, liver disease, chronic infections or mental illness. More history a through re-evaluation may help identify etiology ...Read more

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How can I tell if shortness of breath or feeling of odd breathing is caused by anxiety or heart problem? Not pregnant, normal echo/ecg last year

How can I tell if shortness of breath or feeling of odd breathing is caused by anxiety or heart problem? Not pregnant, normal echo/ecg last year

Primary Care: Discuss this with your primary care doctor. Develop an understanding with him or her of which of your symptoms you can feel secure about, and which ones you should get medical evaluation for. It may be useful to also have the input of a psychiatrist. ...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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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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Can you tell me how I could calm my nerves over my heart problem?

Can you tell me how I could calm my nerves over my heart problem?

Practice relaxation!: It's normal to worry over health issues, but making sure that we are receiving the proper medical treatment for the condition will decrease feelings of anxiety. Also practicing relaxation techniques like deep breathing or yoga, and exercising, will help in the control of these symptoms. If anxiety feelings become overwhelming the person should seek help from a mental health professional. ...Read more

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Thoughts? Could my stress affect my condition with my heart problem?

Thoughts? Could my stress affect my condition with my heart problem?

Yes: Uncontrollable stress is a known cause of heart attack if you have predisposition with risk factors. I don't know how your stress is manifested but, stress management technique are very important. You can find good advises at the internet. ...Read more

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Should my baby not sleep on her left side if she has a heart problem?

Should my baby not sleep on her left side if she has a heart problem?

Ask her doctor.: For almost all babies, sleeping on the back is best because it decreases the risk of sudden infant death syndrome ('crib death"). For many types of congenital heart defects, sleep position does not affect cardiac function, but talk to her cardiologist to be sure. ...Read more

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What if I had a heart problem and I am diagnosed with pleurisy am I in any risk?

What if I had a heart problem and I am diagnosed with pleurisy am I in any risk?

Not usually: Generally speaking, viral pleurisy is a self limited disease that doesn't directly involve the heart. It is an inflammation
of the pleura, which is the lining that covers the lung and the inside of the chest wall. These surfaces are very smooth, but when infected by a virus they become inflamed, which can cause pain with inspiration as the lung approaches the chest wall. ...Read more

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If my future husband and I want to have a baby but he has a heart problem what could we do?

If my future husband and I want to have a baby but he has a heart problem what could we do?

Can you clarify?: What is the nature of your husband's heart problem? The answer depends partly on what his problem is. Also what sort of action are you asking about? ...Read more

Dr. Howard Pomeranz
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Double Vision (Definition)

When two separate images which are displaced in space are perceived at the same time due to a ...Read more