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Can I Tell If I Have Heart Disease
Heart disease is a condition in which a person has problems within his or her vascular system and heart, which includes both congenital birth defects and problems acquired later. Examples of heart disease include clogging (atherosclerosis) of the coronary (heart) arteries, heart attacks (obstructions of the arteries), damaged heart valves, heart muscle failure, and viral infections of the heart. Some major causes of heart disease include genetics, smoking, hypertension, high ...Read more
Different symptoms: An arrhythmia feels like skipped beats, racing heart, or irregular beat. Checking your pulse can suggest whether its' irregular, if you don't notice the sensations in your chest. The chest pain from, what most people call, heart disease, usually lasts longer than the fleeting pain of a heart palpitation. An arrhythmia is an electrical problem. See primary physician either way, to check-up. ...Read more
See Lyme-literate MD: Lyme disease is surprisingly common but can be hard to diagnose. Most md's aren't too knowledgeable about it & may do a screening test that misses over half the cases & say you don't have it.No test is definitive- it's ultimately a clinical diagnosis. It's best to see a "lyme-literate" doc-see www.Chroniclymedisease.Com/llmd-referrals for an overview: www.Lymediseaseresource.Com/burrguide2008.Pdf. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need labs: Symptomatically, your skin may look very tan, you may feel tired, weak, sickly. Abdominal pain, vomiting and exaggerated symptoms from routine colds, etc could indicate your body's inability to manage physiological stress. If you have other autoimmune diseases, addison's could be associated. Please discuss your concerns with your doctor. ...Read more
Some signs of: Some signs of gum disease are bleeding and\or swollen gums, loose teeth, and bad breath. There are others. The only way to know for sure whether or not you have gum disease, what stage, and what treatment is indicated is to see your dentist for a complete and thorough dental examination. Don't postpone that as things only get worse the longer you wait. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes: Hi. I will assume that your hypothyroidism is treated and that on treatment, you have normal thyroid function. That condition is not an impediment to conceiving and successfully carrying a pregnancy to term. Your profile says your 48 years old,,,THAT is the elephant in the room! Menopause will DEFINITELY keep you from having kids! ...Read more
Character of pain: If pain is alongside your breast bone (sternum) and is worsened by pressing along the ribs there, or worsened by coughing or deep breathing, more likely costochondritis and less likely heart attack ... If worsened by activity, and associated with nausea, sweating, arm or neck pain, lightheadedness, shortness of breath and not with touching the ribs near the sternum, then possibly angina. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It must be recorded: Precise diagnosis of a suspected arrhythmia requires a recording at the time of symptoms. Sometimes the problem is frequent enough to be demonstrated on a routine electrocardiogram (ecg). More often the symptoms are intermittent. There are several types of monitors that patients may wear or carry with them to obtain this recording when they feel symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No/local doc: On this site we don't diagnose or treat anyone, but do offer general medical advise. You also have not offered any information on which to base any diagnosis. There are a variety of blood tests that are available to most clinics/docs that provide initial screening for this disorder. Additional testing and or specialty consultation can be arranged by your doc if needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See Dr./walking..: Exercise, especially if moderate, can reduce the risk of heart disease because it improves cardiovascular function. Your heart works better, and your bloood vessels and lungs are more used to exerting extra effort. Just walking every day can help greatly. It also improves blood pressure, another serious issue that can result in heart disease, as well as stroke.. See your doctor to be sure. ...Read more
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