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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
Could someone tell me about a hatial hernia in the cardia? And what the seriousness of the condition is.
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
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
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
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
No natural "cure": The only acceptable treatment is appropriate staging followed by resection. Sometimes this can be done endoscopically. ...Read more
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
My wife has been off cartia for pvcs for the last 4 weeks. She is asymptomatic. Can she go 2 more weeks before seeing her dr?
Sure: Sure unless pvcs return then she could restart. ...Read more
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
I have been going to a carnival recently and I went on many rides and I haven't been eating a lot for the past 4 days I had gone, still not hungry?
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
On thursday night My daughter smacked her head on a fun house mirror & then rode some rides at the carnival. Then Friday night she got a severe headac?
Sorry but your: Question was cut off. Please resubmit with a specific question. ...Read more
I got up and was very dizzy like I was on a carnival ride and very thing around me was wavy and I was spinning fast it lasted about 5 minutes and it happens when I lay down and get up. I feel week right now and a little dizzy still
BPPV: What you are describing is most likely bppv or benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. Best to see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
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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
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
Non compliant for few weeks of blood pressure med. CARTIA. since morning till now blood pressure 190/120 HR 110. Headache.
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
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