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Causes Of Paroxysmal Cough
Yes: Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (afib) refers to a brief episode of irregular heart rhythm that may cause a variety of symptoms including confusion, palpitations, sweating, chest pain, nausea, vomiting, and sometime even stroke symptoms including changes in language, facial drooping, weakness, and numbness to name a few symptoms. It is important to be seen by a doctor to have a complete exam. ...Read more
My father 72 hypertensive with paroxysmal afib his s,creatinine increase from 1.7 to 2.1 within 2mon after taking eliquis 2.5*2 is it the cause ?
A fib creatinine: 27 M from Bagdad says 72 father with HNT and fib has had increase in Cr from 1.7 to 2.1 after starting eliquis 2.5 x 2. Asks: is this the cause? ANS: Not likely. Most likely cause would be BP meds and/or dehydration esp if he is fasting during Ramadan and it it is hot there. Recommend reviewing BP levels recently and meds and discuss with his Dr. ...Read more
Which anticoagulant regime is kidney safe (s.cr2,BUN23)for paroxysmal afib(Apixaban 2.5bd,Xalerto 15onceor warfarine) cause im afraid of nephrotixic?
Warfarin: is the safest...most renal specialists agree that Xalreto is well tolerated! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more
Does atrial fibrillation with pR 70_79 with no symptoms and paroxysmal attacks cause dangerousness and is anticoagulant superior to antiplatlet?
If you have no other: risk factors for thromboembolic events, then at your age, ASA (platelet inhibitor) is the recommended thromboembolic risk reducer. If you have a CHADSVASC score of greater than or equal to 2 you should be fully anticoagulated. Your health care provider should be able to advise you appropriately in this regard. Make an appointment to discuss it. ...Read more
My father s.creatinine increase from 1.7 to 2.1 during 2months he had HtN with paroxysmal afib he took Apixaban 2.5*2 is it the cause for this ^?
Long term htn: Your father has hypertension. This causes long standing stress on kidneys and heart. Now he has developed another heart problem which is not uncommon. The medication may be related or it may be from the long standing problem of hypertension. Your dad may need more frequent visits to the doctor during changes and additions of medication. It is good that you are helping. ...Read more
Should I change from (aspirin&plavix) to Apixaban to reduce embolus risk in 72yr hypertensive male with paroxysmal Afib,scr1.7 cause I'm afraid ofbled?
Various things...: When i see a bad cough in clinic, and there's no clear infectious source like bronchitis, pneumonia or other type of viral illness, i start to look for things like asthma, gastric reflux, post-nasal drip. It usually takes a good history and exam to figure out the cause. Bottom line, please get checked out and don't let this cough linger! ...Read more
Possibilities...: There are many possible causes of a severe cough including bronchospasm from any cause, acute bronchitis, post-nasal drip, gerd or a combination of these diagnoses. All of these have different treatments so you need to see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. If you smoke, you need to quit to decrease airway inflammation. ...Read more
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