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Dr. Warren Foster
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Arrhythmia (Definition)

Arrhythmia is also known as Abnormal heart rhythms. An arrhythmia is any type of irregular heart beat. It might be a simple skip of the heart beat, or a transient pause which is usually benign. However, there are also more serious types of arrhythmias when the heart races or goes too slowly. The most serious types of arrhythmias are when the ventricle or lower chamber of the heart beats too fast. This can lead to fainting ...Read more


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Can red wine aggravate itchy skin rash?

Can red wine aggravate itchy skin rash?

Yes: Alcohol increases the blood flow (thus the temperature) to the skin and red wine has been found to contain a histamine-releasing factor. Both conditions tend to make itching worse. ...Read more

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Is wine good for you?

Is wine good for you?

Depends: So the controversy with alcohol is heart vs breast cancer. So for women no more than 1 glass (5oz) per day but if you have a strong risk for breast cancer than no more than three glasses per week since more than that has been associated with breast cancer. I usually tell patients to keep it to about 3 at the most 4 and that usually keeps everyone pretty happy. ...Read more

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How to determine if an arrythmia is serious?

Depends on type: Some are symptomatic but generally benign like pvcs & pacs. Others don't necessarily have symptoms but can lead to stroke in some (afib & aflutter) & some more serious in general v-tach. It's complex...Talk to your physician. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have 12 oz of wine every night?

Is it ok to have 12 oz of wine every night?

Wine Consumption: 12 ounces would be on the high side, varies somewhat according to gender. Woman should drink less, one 4 to 5 ounce a day, men can safely drink 8 ounces if they do not have any other medical reason to abstain. Diabetes for instance, should abstain. ...Read more

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Don't like fact I like bottle of wine every night and odd night two,I feel well and like relaxing so whats the problem as still eat well?

Don't like fact I like bottle of wine every night and odd night two,I feel well and like relaxing so whats the problem as still eat well?

Alcohol concern: Your stating that you "don't like" your preference for a bottle or two of wine at night suggests your drinking concerns you. Daily alcohol consumption in this amount may cause liver disease, gastritis, and damage multiple organ systems. You may not feel symptoms until the damage is done. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an arrythmia ?

Palpitations: Most people describe a "flutter", "skip", "thud" or feeling like they need to cough with an odd sensation in their chest. An on-going arrhythmia, can cause breathlessness with exertion and fatigue. A very rapid or very slow heart beat can cause faintness. ...Read more

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What are arrythmia symptoms?

Irregularity: One feels a "flip-flop" or pounding or irregularity in the chest. Often, the feeling is brief or just momentary if it goes on continuously for many minutes, one may feel light-headed and become breathless with less than usual activity. ...Read more

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