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Can heart failure or low cardiac output be associated with protein deficiency and how to best recover? Bnp=300 & protein 5.8g/dl

Can heart failure or low cardiac output be associated with protein deficiency and how to best recover? Bnp=300 & protein 5.8g/dl

Heart failure : Right sided hf can lead to swelling of intestines and then poor nutrient absorption. This can go along with abdominal bloating. If this is happening or if you have difficulty breathing with exercise, you need more water taken off. I like to use (lots of) Aldactone (spironolactone) for this. Also check to see if you are losing protein in your urine. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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Drank energy drink and have fast heart rate?

Drank energy drink and have fast heart rate?

Caffeine: Energy drinks contain caffeine. Caffeine is a cardiac stimulant and regularly results in fast heart rate. See the connection? ...Read more

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Can muscle building supplements such as creatine monohydrate cause heart problems like palpitations and arrhythmia?

Can muscle building supplements such as creatine monohydrate cause heart problems like palpitations and arrhythmia?

Infrequent: High doses of creatine, especially combined with caffeine and possibly alcohol, has been thought to potentially cause palpitations or disturbances in heart rhythm. This is felt to be an infrequent effect,however. ...Read more

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Can diabetes be cause for elevated resting heart rate and exercise heart rate, as well as extreme sleepiness/fatigue after exercise and bounding pulse?

Can diabetes be cause for elevated resting heart rate and exercise heart rate, as well as extreme sleepiness/fatigue after exercise and bounding pulse?

Diabetes: Yes diabetes could be an issue. You must make an appointment to see a diabetes doctor and plan to get everything under control. Please keep me posted. ...Read more

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For someone with congestive heart failure due to high blood pressure and obesity (no plaque buildup), what's a healthy and safe rate to lose weight?

For someone with congestive heart failure due to high blood pressure and obesity (no plaque buildup), what's a healthy and safe rate to lose weight?

Safe weight loss: Most weight loss in the first days after treatment of congestive heart failure is water weight and may result in several pounds per day. Once your doctor determines you are at normal body water, you can begin to lose fat weight, and most recommendations limit this weight loss to 1-2 pounds per week to avoid vitamin and mineral deficiencies. ...Read more

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Can high dosages of preworkout lead to enlarged heart?

Can high dosages of preworkout lead to enlarged heart?

Tachycardia: Not safe to overdo. Does cause heart. Rhythm disturbances. You can only drive a car at. CertIn max speed, beyond which it goes out of control. Same with our hearts too. ...Read more

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What vitamin supplements or herbs cause a slower heart rate?

What vitamin supplements or herbs cause a slower heart rate?

None: There aren't any that predictably slow the heart except foxglove which is the active ingredient in digitalis. Digitalis has a very narrow therapeutic window with toxicity occurring easily. Taking foxglove to slow the heart would be like talking into metal cans strung together instead of using a phone. ...Read more

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Do energy drinks cause permanent heart palpitation?

Do energy drinks cause permanent heart palpitation?

Not permanent.: But for some people, temporary caffeine-induced palpitations can turn into life-threatening arrhythmias. ...Read more

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Heart faliure due to low ejection.Dizziness and breathlessness.Suggest treatment?

Dr. Rick Koch Dr. Koch
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Heart faliure due to low ejection.Dizziness and breathlessness.Suggest treatment?

Serious symptoms: You need cardiology evaluation & treatment asap as you have significant symptoms. ...Read more

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Can a person with cardio, high blood pressure, diabetic and kidney problems use chlorophyll plus guarana?

Can a person with cardio, high blood pressure, diabetic and kidney problems use chlorophyll plus guarana?

Be careful: As guarana contains caffeine and caffeine like substances like theophylline and theobromine. In someone with heart disease and or hypertension, this could lead to significant problems. Please review with your doctor before starting a supplement like this. ...Read more

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Is rapid heart rate and low blood pressure with the shakes a sign of adrenal insufficiency?

Is rapid heart rate and low blood pressure with the shakes a sign of adrenal insufficiency?

It can be: However, it can be a cause of literally hundreds of other things, including anything that is causing dehydration. When we dont have enough liquid on board, the heart speeds up, blood pressure goes down and the body makes lots of adrenaline to counteract this, causing shakes and anxiety. Adrenal insufficiency can also do this. First thing, get hydrated! second - call your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Shen
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Heart Failure (Definition)

Heart failure is a complex set of conditions in which the heart "fails" to pump a normal amount of blood with each beat. This can be due to poor squeezing function (systolic heart failure) and/or a stiff heart incapable of filling normally (diastolic heart failure). Common symptoms include swelling and trouble breathing, particularly when ...Read more


Dr. Bennett Werner
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Congestive Heart Failure (Definition)

A condition in which the heart muscle is weakened and cannot supply the body with ...Read more