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Heart Disease Purple Hands Feet
If I have heart disease, should I be concerned if i experience tingling hands and feet during and after exercise?
Heart disease is a condition in which a person has problems with his heart, which includes both birth defects and problems acquired later. Examples of heart disease include clogging of the coronary (heart) arteries, heart attacks, leaky heart valves, heart failure, viral infections ...Read more
Confusing question: Certainly, if someone has gone 80 years and never had this virus they could become infected by it. It would likely cause abdominal cramps and a rash like many such viruses do that have no pattern named after them.Chances are, they had it as a kid and don't remember it, and there is no one is around that might. ...Read more
7mo with purple hands, legs, and feet. She is very white. Yesterday she was at the doctor and heart and lungs were fine. Is this due to cold weather?
Workup/Mgt: I would advise checking your daughter's temperature. Babies can lose body heat quickly. Keep her head warm and she should have one more layer of clothing than older children. Since she is on albuterol and has had constipation, a screening test for CF should be confirmed to rule out CF. Her pulse oximetry or oxygen saturation should be checked on arms and legs. If she has any distress, ED visit. ...Read more
Not usually: Except for janeway lesions (http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/janeway_lesion) - which is indicative of infective endocarditis (and these are very rare!), there's no association. ...Read more
I am 30 years old and I have been experiencing swelling in my hands, chest discomfort , and body aches.. Could this be signs of heart disease?
No: Heart disease does not cause swelling of the hands. More likely you have fluid retention related to hormonal influences. Body aches are a common complaint and non-specific. If they respond to Ibuprofen or naproxen, no further evaluation is indicated. Otherwise, a rheumatological diagnosis should be pursued. Best wishes, Elizabeth. ...Read more
Extreme dizziness - almost passing out. Pain and numbness in left hand, elbow. I have heart disease, diabetes, etc. ?
Many symptoms: Off to the nearest Emergency facility as soon as possible. Please have someone drive you. Hope all goes well. ...Read more
18 yrs old female has gingivitis.Getting deep cleaning and was handed a packet called "Periodontal Disease".Scared.Will I get heart disease?!
Can your anxiety levels be high and you not actuallly feel tit? Im 22 with bouts of shortness of breath i wshould i be concerned that i got heart disease this early? Im not obese im thin and don't smoke but exposed to 2nd hand smoke
High anxiety level : Anxiety may manifest itself in many different ways. High anxiety level may mimic the symptoms of a heart attack and/or respiratory condition. Sometimes also, physical conditions may trigger anxiety. Get first reassured on your physical health by having a physical exam and lab work-up done by your general practitioner to rule out any medical condition before seeing any therapist or psychiatrist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What could cause hand to bleed for no reason my dad recently started noticing drops of blood just appearing on top of his hand without him hitting it or hurting it in any way. He has history of heart disease high blood pressure stroke and kidney disease.
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