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Can I Take Tylenol Instead Of Aspirin To Prevent Heart Problems
What can I take for headaches, if I am allergic to ibuprofen, aspirin, tylenol, (acetaminophen) acetominophen and penicilin?
Headaches: Go see a doctor for an evaluation. You may need a prescription. ...Read more
Maybe: While in previous years Aspirin was recommended for most men and women over age 55, this question has recently been reexamined with now much different recommendations. For men the current recommendation is for 81mg of Aspirin only in men with known coronary artery disease to prevent heart attacks. For women the recommendation is 81 mg only for women over age 65 to prevent strokes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Location: Where were your clots? If you had a clot in a vein or in your heart, Aspirin isn't effective. A more potent anticoagulant is necessary. You shouldn't take both usually. If you've had an arterial clot: coronary artery, bypass graft, or stroke, Aspirin is indicated - if you're not bleeding and not at high risk of bleeding. Also, be aware that Aspirin can cause cause stomach upset and GI bleeding. ...Read more
My family history in general have heart problems. They want me to take a baby aspirin but refuse is this bad? I do take fermented cod liver oil 1 gram
You're only 24?: There has never been a study that has shown benefit in men or women in your age range who take aspirin for primary prevention. Unless there's more in your history that has not been revealed, I would agree with you. (what makes you think fermented cod liver oil is beneficial and has no potential for harm?) ...Read more
I have swelling and pain in my upper thigh. There is no redness or warmth. I have heart problems. Do i need to worry about a DVT I have heart problems, and currently take 325 mg of aspirin daily.
Prevents clots: When cholesterol forms in the wall of an artery, it makes the lining of the artery more likely to break open. When it opens, the body responds by trying to heal the opening with a blood clot which initially forms with platelets. If this clot closes off the entire artery, it causes a heart attack. Aspirin and other antiplatelet medications keep the clot from blocking all the blood flow. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
YES: If you have to take the tyelnol more than weekly for your headache; see your doctor to find out the cause of the headache. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is removed by the liver so make sure you don't have liver problems or other medications that may interact with the tylenol (acetaminophen) or cause problems for the liver in combination. Your doctor should be able to help you identify potential problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heart problems: Prevention of heart problems should ideally start at an young age. Atherosclerosis or hardening of arteries starts at the of ten. In general avoid saturated fats, fried foods, red meat. Eat moderate calories consisting fish, vegetables and fruits. Exercise or walk 30 min every other day. The things that you may not be able to modify are genetic factors. Do not smoke, drink, do drugs. ...Read more
Heart problems: Ideally healthy diet should start from an early age. Avoiding fats, cholesterol containing foods, cutting down on red meat, using more of white meat, plenty of vegetables and fruits, avoiding fried foods, and eating a balanced regulated calorie diet. Also alcohol in moderation, (red wine), no smoking no street drugs. Good luck! live long! ...Read more
Should i be concerned if my father had open heart surgery. I m now 19. I am fearing in future i may have heart problems . Is there any way to prevent heart problems?
Yes: The cause of coronary artery disease is formation of plaques in the vessels. The best way to avoid it is to prevent the formation of the plaques in the first place. This can be done by controlling blood pressure, controlling diabetes, control cholesterol, watching weight, exercise, and stop smoking. ...Read more
What to do if i sit many hours a day for work, what exercises can I do to prevent heart problems?
Start easy & repeat: Start with brisk walking or any low impact cardio exercise (elliptical, cycle, etc...) start with an amount that is relatively easy and repeat daily. Add a few minutes once a week. Work up to 45-60 mins. Also try frequent short breaks at work for 3-5 minute walks. Stand/march in place while working. Stand up and treadmill desks are also available. ...Read more
What's the best type of exercise to prevent heart problems? 30 minutes of moderate/day, 20 min of intervals/day, etc?
Both types: Are beneficial but the more you do the greater the benefit. ...Read more
Getting fat and other disease like hypertensionand heart problems are common.What should I do to prevent myself from these problems?
Why does my left pectoral muscle, arm and side of chest hurt so much? It is preventing me from sleeping. Also I don't any symptoms of heart problems
Pec Major injury?: The Pectoralis Major muscle and tendon course across the chest laterally across the axilla to insert onto the arm bone. Pain about the muscle may be a symptom of a muscle strain or partial tear. This injury usually occurs during weight lifting. Seek an orthopaedic evaluation if the symptoms persist for more than a week ...Read more
Depends: That is a good question. I'd recommend you talk with your doctor about your cardiovascular risk (including risk for heart attack) and also at the risks and benefits of Aspirin therapy, and then together come up with the right answer for you individually. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is is safe for everybody in the country to take a baby aspirin daily to help prevent a heart attack?
NO: Routine use of any medication to the population at large can create newer problems that we are not anticipating before. Low dose Aspirin can prevent platelet aggregation and decrease the incidence of coronary thrombosis in high risk patients.People with diabetes mellitus, obesity , family history of heart disease or previous myocardial infarction are the prime people to benefit from Aspirin therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it ok to take coenzyme q 10 while taking warferin and aspirin to prevent clots from new heart valve? Thanks
Pcp has me taking 3 krill oil pills daily due to low omega 3's. I also take a low dose aspirin for heart attack prevention. Too much blood thinning?
I am a 33y, f. I have been having l arm pain that coinsides with heart flutterings that take my breath away are these symptoms of heart problems?
Can a 75 years old man with diabetes and heart problems can take steroids for non stop cough? As no medicine effecting
Depends: Hi. Prednisone is not a cough suppressant, and will most assuredly whack his diabetes control. Coughing may result from asthma and COPD, so if the cough is a result of such conditions, prednisone may be helpful and worth taking. If he's having difficulty breathing, he needs close medical attention. If he has fever (or pneumonia), prednisone is not the treatment unless also treating reactive airway ...Read more
Ive been taking 800mg of ibuprofen a day for a few days. Should I be worried that it will cause kidney/heart problems if I continue to take it?
Ibuprofen: The answer is yes, but the question is why are you taking this dose. Any dose of this type of medicine can cause kidney, GI or heart issues, but is usually given for a specific reason. You can help prevent these issues by taking the medicine with food and drinking plenty of water. Also if you have any symptoms from the medicine you should contact your physician right away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Balance: Limit calcium intake to 500 mg daily if also eating well. Balance calcium with magnesium, and calcium:magnesium in 1:1 or 1:2 ratio is good. I prefer 1:2 ratio. Test vit d and replete to goal serum level of 60. Also test zinc and supplement if not in upper half of reference range. Consider boron, vanadium, and strontium in small doses. Limit alcohol. Exercise as tolerated. ...Read more
23 year old: Etodolac increases risk of heart attack due to coronary thombosis in those of coronary prone age. Your profile lists your age as 23 - it this is true, you're not at risk. I assume your hx of heart problems is due to a congenital or infectious cause? You're too young to have significant atherosclerosis. Etodolac should not pose a risk for you . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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