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My dr said I have mio cardia?

My dr said I have mio cardia?

Myocardia: Has to do with the heart. What else did the doctor say? Myocardial infarct? Myocardial ischemia? Myocarditis? Etc, Etc? ...Read more

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What is the drug cardia prescribed for?

Cardia: BP mostly. Discuss with your Dr. Ever heard of drugs.com? Great resource. Also, uptodate.com is the best. ...Read more

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I want to know what's the drug cardia used for?

I want to know what's the drug cardia used for?

Heart: Cardia is a brand name for diltiazem, a calcium-channel blocker most often used for cardiac conditions such as high blood pressure, rate control in atrial fibrillation and other fast heart rhythms, and sometimes spasm of the arteries. It's also used in other conditions as well. ...Read more

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What is mild cardia and mild antral gastritis?

What is mild cardia and mild antral gastritis?

Gastritis: Cardia and Antrum are part of your stomach. Mild inflammation of the mucosal surface. Usually temporary problem. Talk to doctor to see if any treatment necessary at this time. ...Read more

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What is the drug cartia xt (diltiazem) used for?

What is the drug cartia xt (diltiazem) used for?

Blood pressure: It is long acting medication used for BP control. Also, used for heart rate control. ...Read more

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Can I go on carnival rides if im 5 months pregnant?

Can I go on carnival rides if im 5 months pregnant?

Gentle - yes: Avoid rides that are high velocity, flip you upside down and every which way and which involve impact. So, it is basically common sense. Gentle rides which don't have potential for injury are fine. ...Read more

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Do carnival rides cause vertigo or dizziness days later?

Do carnival rides cause vertigo or dizziness days later?

No: If are doing things during the ride.... Like exchanging saliva .... That can give you problem later on as infection and vertigo/ dizziness. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cartia xt (diltiazem)?

What is the definition or description of: cartia xt (diltiazem)?

Diltiazepam sustaine: It is diltizepam a calcium channel blocker drug used to treat hypertension as it relaxes the muscle of your hear and blood vessel. Xt is a formulation in sustained release form. ...Read more

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Could someone tell me about a hatial hernia in the cardia? And what the seriousness of the condition is.

Could someone tell me about a hatial hernia in the cardia? And what the seriousness of the condition is.

Esophagus: The esophagus passes from chest to abdomen through the esophageal hiatus in the diaphragm. If it slides up and down or sticks out of place in the hiatus or next to the hiatus it can cause symptoms of irritation chest pain, reflux etc.
The cardia is the name for the upper part of the stomach that slides with the lower esophagus.
Some are treated medically and the worst may be treated surgical
call. ...Read more

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I was recently diagnosed with gaping cardia/ NERD. Please can you explain the meaning to me, causes and cure for it?

I was recently diagnosed with gaping cardia/ NERD. Please can you explain the meaning to me, causes and cure for it?

Unclear on question: Non Erosive Reflux Disease and a loose lower esophageal sphincter? Avoid stomach irritants — spicy food, alcohol, tobacco, chocolate, acidic food (tomato/ citrus/ coffee). Eat small meals and do not lay down for at least 2 hrs after meals. Medication like omprazole, ranitidine, sucralfate can help. The only cure is surgery- fundoplication. See link:http://www.webmd.com/heartburn-gerd/guide/what-is-acid-reflux-disease ...Read more

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Cause of penis captivus?

Cause of penis captivus?

Vaginal spasm: Very rare condition which many people have thought to be fictitious. However, there have been occasional reports of inability to withdraw penis from vagina after intercourse. Vaginismus, or very strong contraction of pelvic floor muscles (similar to an exaggerated vaginal orgasm) can temporarily trap an engorged glans penis and cause so called "penis capitivus". ...Read more

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Can you die from a cardia arrhythmia?

Can you die from a cardia arrhythmia?

Yes!: There are several benign arrythmias which do not directly cause death. These include premature atrial contractions, isolated premature ventricular contractions and atrial fibrillation. Frequent premature ventricular contractions (called runs), ventricular tachycardia, and ventricular fibrillation can affect blood flow to the heart (heart attack) and brain (stroke) and result in death. ...Read more

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How to cure gastric cardia cancer with natural foods. Or any other solution?

How to cure gastric cardia cancer with natural foods. Or any other solution?

No natural "cure": The only acceptable treatment is appropriate staging followed by resection. Sometimes this can be done endoscopically. ...Read more

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I took an extra cartia blood pressure pill within 2hrs of the 1st one what shoul I do?

I took an extra cartia blood pressure pill within 2hrs of the 1st one what shoul I do?

Monitor BP: May not have any side effects. Monitor your BP every hour. If any symptoms like light-headed ness see a doctor ...Read more

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I massaged my SMC muscle not for very long a half a minute but read that if touched the cartiod artieries it can cause a stroke? Is that true?

I massaged my SMC muscle not for very long a half a minute but read that if touched the cartiod artieries it can cause a stroke? Is that true?

Carotid arteries: Two adverse reactions can occur if you significantly compress a carotid artery. One is stimulating the vagus nerve which can slow the heart rate and cause low blood pressure and fainting. The other is interfering with blood flow to the brain, but this usually also requires a plaque buildup in the artery. It's not a good idea to mess with the carotid artery, but your very gentle massage did no harm ...Read more

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I was abused as a child and held captive in our home. Now i obsessively ask my husband questions. Is this related? Don't want to relive in therapy. :(

I was abused as a child and held captive in our home. Now i obsessively ask my husband questions. Is this related? Don't want to relive in therapy. :(

PTSD: You may be suffering from PTSD. Maybe a consult with a psychologist would be a good idea. I don't know if the obsessive question asking is related, but it sounds like some anxiety and insecurity — some good counseling can't hurt, and not all therapists make you go back and relive your past. Nevertheless, maybe it could help to get a fresh perspective on what happened? ...Read more

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Does tachy cardia or brady cardia lead to cardiac carcinoma please explain?

Does tachy cardia or brady cardia lead to cardiac carcinoma please explain?

No: Cardiac tumors are very rare. They can be benign or malignant. Most malignant tumors have actually travelled to the heart from another location. Primary cardiac malignant tumors are even more rare, and are certainly not caused by tachycardia or bradycardia. ...Read more

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I fell at the carnival my knee scrapped the metal and somehow scratched me from inside my pants big scratch little bloody worry tetanus or other probs?

I fell at the carnival my knee scrapped the metal and somehow scratched me from inside my pants big scratch little bloody worry tetanus or other probs?

Get a tetanus shot.: Most superficial abrasions and scratches can be cared for by simply washing with soap and water, applying antibiotic ointment twice a day, and keeping covered with a bandage. However, if you haven't had a tetanus shot in the last 10 years, you should get one. Tetanus bacteria lives in soil and can contaminate dirty wounds. Check your records and get vaccinated if you're not up to date. ...Read more

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Non compliant for few weeks of blood pressure med. CARTIA. since morning till now blood pressure 190/120 HR 110. Headache.

Non compliant for few weeks of blood pressure med. CARTIA. since morning till now blood pressure 190/120 HR 110. Headache.

ER: Go to the ER for evaluation and treatment now. Unsure what type of nasal spray you are using as some may actually make your condition worse. It is dangerous not to be compliant with your medication. It puts you at risk for strokes, heart attacks etc. ...Read more

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Should I take these medications (imdur, Cartia, metoprolol) in the morning with breakfast or at night for most benifit?

Should I take these medications (imdur, Cartia, metoprolol) in the morning with breakfast or at night for most benifit?

Depends...: Not sure why you are on Cartia and metoprolol -- 2 medicines that both lower heart rate while controlling BP. Having said that, I would take Cartia and metoprolol at opposite times of day (one at night and the other in a.m.) Imdur at night. These are serious medicines for a young persons like yourself of 36. ...Read more

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Bruit heard in both sides of cartiod arteries and abdomen, should I be concerned? Dr said no worries just being safe with echo!

Bruit heard in both sides of cartiod arteries and abdomen, should I be concerned? Dr said no worries just being safe with echo!

Yes and no: First step is for you to have the ultrasound of your neck, to determine if there is a partial blockage of the carotid arteries. Generally if you have less 50% blockage (stenosis), you do Not need surgery! Just need to continue to monitor and control your cholesterol to prevent further blockage.
For your abdomen, the ultrasound will help determine if you have an "abdominal aortic aneurysm." ...Read more

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