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Can The After Effect Of A Cardiac Arrest Affect Your Thinking Power
The Physical effect of Betablockers on the heart is they decrease cardiac contractility would this lead to stiffened arteries with long term use?
My partners afraid of the long term effects of his Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) prescription because the increased heart rate effect. Will he damage his heart as a result?
The physical effect of Betablockers on the heart is they decrease the cardiac contractility can this lead to stiffened
Heart Valves in long term use?
NO: There are no long term effects of beta blockers on the heart valves or for that matter ANY STRUCTURAL cardiac abnormalities!!!!! Hope this helps and answers the NUMEROUS QUESTIONS on this subject at todays on-line session!! BE WELL DR Z ...Read more
Can a stroke affect the part of the brain which controls our breathing? If so, can it be fatal? Thanks.
Yes: It depends on the location of stroke . Usually if stroke is in the brain stem( medula ) , can cause respiratory difficulty which could be fatal. Injury to this center may lead to center respiratory failure, which necessitates mechanical ventilation; usually the prognosis is grave. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does your intelligence decrease over time or can medical conditions affect clarity of the thought process?
Mind body : No doubt our health and medical well being impacts on cognition, attention, memory etc. Metabolic issues impact on the efficiency of the brain as do specific diseases, some temporarily and others through accumulated problems over time. Exercise, good sleep and diet, staying mentally active, and keeping good metabolic control, as well as avoiding too much alcohol is wise. Some meds can b problem. ...Read more
Can the digestive system be temporarily altered when a person experiences short term stress (about 5 weeks) and also had insomnia during most of that time? Any long term effects on the stomach or colon? thanks
Yes: Yes it can be altered and this is usually temporary. The intestines are a very large organ. Very vascular and with many hormones and chemicals running through it. Mood can change its function. Some peopke suffer from irritable vowel and these people often have diarrhea or constipation. Sometimes alternating depending on stress and mood. Get checked if you are worried. Www.Drlugo.Com ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When using a heart rate monitor for exercise, how do you factor into your heart range the intended effects of heart meds?
Heart rate for exerc: Theoretical maximum heart rate is 220 minus your age, so your max would be 147. Depending on your goals and fitness level your workout heart rate should be between 60-80 percent of your max, so around 90-115 beats per min. Heart medication such as a beta blocker will typically make it difficult to get the heart rate much above 100. ...Read more
Can you tell me the effects that a reduced cardiac output would have on the muscle cells of an athlete.?
Yes: When an athlete exercises to the point of their maximum cardiac output, their muscle cells convert from oxidative to anerobic metabolism with accumulation of Lactic Acid and development of oxygen debt - if CO is reduced, this will happen at a lower level of activity. Generally, one's days of competition are over. ...Read more
When someone is knocked unconscious, how long of a delay can there be between the impact and the loss of consciousness?
Usually immediate: Most times loss of consciousness is immediate. A delay of minutes to hours would be a cause for alarm and an immediate visit to the emergency room as an internal bleed in the head would need to be ruled out. Usually someone is knocked out (right away) for seconds to minutes and that in itself warrants and er visit. Any loss of consciousness basically needs to be evaluated in the emergency room. ...Read more
Can drugs affect your behavior even after they have left your system completely? This is first time use of the narcotic
Yes be careful: Inappropriate use of narcotics is the main reason for the drug problem in America ...Read more
What are the symptoms/issues to expect AFTER a heart attack, will any of the textbook symptoms prior to the attack still effect you AFTER the attack?
Weakness, fatigue: The classic symptoms of a heart attack (crushing chest pain, left arm pain, jaw pain, shortness of breath etc.) are not the same as the long term effects. Depending on how much of your heart muscle was damaged, you might notice that your heart can't respond to demands like it used to, and you'l be less able to exert yourself, climb stairs, be active, etc. ...Read more
Does Tizanidine have more of an effect after it builds in your system or should you feel the benefit of an increase the same day?
I would think it: would need to build in your system over several days for maximum effect. ...Read more
When a person has significant blockage of the heart arteries it will result in reduced body energy.Will the blockage also affect memory and eyesight?
May be: Significant blockage will result in an inability to be active due to reduce performance of your heart pumping o2 blood to all your body. May be even causing heart failure. If that happen, in theory, your memory could suffer. Not sure about your sight. I will advice to get a good eye specialist to check your eyes. Also check with your primary care doctor to r/o other causes of memory loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The effects of the cardiopulmonary bypass during the surgery together with somewhat lower blood flow to the brain and possible embolization of very small clots or calcified plaques from the major blood vessels (the latter two possible even in off bypass surgeries) can lead to memory changes. It is a very well documented side effect of cardiac surgery. In most cases the changes are minimal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Supposing you had myocarditis (inflammation of heart) caused by alcohol. Would cessation restore your heart to its normal state and after how long?
Myocardiopathy: If you have myocardial damage due to alcohol, cessation of alcohol is absolutely necessary. If it is stopped before too much damage is done, then decent function may remain. Myocarditis is not exactly the pathology of alcohol damage which is toxicity rather than primarily inflammatory. ...Read more
I've heard extreme stress can affect the timing of a woman's period, but can it also affect the length and/or heaviness of the period?
Can an overdose of Aleve (naproxen) (suicide attempt) cause a heart arrhythmia? If so, is my heart in danger after the fact? Will the arrhythmia go away?
Glad that you care: I'm happy a change of heart has occurred for you with respect to valuing your life! The other change of heart is almost never life-threatening. It ' just a period of too fast or slow beats not due to organ disease and doesn't damage the heart.Yet, it's not pleasant . Your doctor might be able to help symptomatically. During the OD, blood chem may have caused it - but that's then, not now. Live! ...Read more
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