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How do you get angina?

How do you get angina?

Narrowed arteries: If you have angina, one or more of your heart (coronary) arteries is narrowed. This causes a reduced blood supply to your heart muscle. When your heart works harder (when you walk fast or climb stairs and your heart rate increases) your heart muscle needs more blood and oxygen. If the extra blood that your heart needs cannot get past the narrowed coronary arteries, the heart responds with pain ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Heart Attack (Definition)

A life-threatening condition in which the blood vessels that supply the heart becomes occluded and thus the heart itself is not longer receiving any blood flow. Without this blood flow, the heart muscle dies and cannot pump blood to the ...Read more


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How do you get cardiomyopathy?

How do you get cardiomyopathy?

Cardiomyopathy: Many causes of cardiomyopathy. Among them are inherited, viruses, toxins like alcohol, radiation, aids, other infectious agents, autoimmune, sarcoidosis, catecholamines, chronic tachycardia and more. ...Read more

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How do you know if it's anxiety or heart attack?

FH, high lipids, HTN: At your age group the incidence of heart attack is low unless you have markers of high risk (such as familial hyperlipidemia, htn, strong family history of coronary disease at early age etc..). Presentation, history and features of the chest pain are also helpful points.. ...Read more

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How long should you get heart attack symptoms for?

How long should you get heart attack symptoms for?

Variable: Angina pectoris =substernal pressure, pain with radiation to the neck or left or right arm and shoulder and may be chronic. Some will have abdominal pain-and be confused with gallbladder or stomach symptoms. Ladies seem to have less classic// or tolerate pain better than men. Relief with Nitroglycerin is very suggestive. A feeling of impending doom, pallor, sweating suggest a bad day! ...Read more

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How do you know if you're having a heart attack?

How do you know if you're having a heart attack?

Depends: Although chest pain or pressure are the most common sx. Other sx include pain, fullness or squeezing sensation of the chest; jaw pain, toothache, headache; Shortness of breath; Nausea, vomiting, upper middle abdominal discomfort,; sweating; heartburn or indigestio;, Arm pain L>R.; Upper back pain, Gerneral malaise; lightheadedness; or NO SYMPTOMS at all. Seek prompt medical attention for MI ...Read more

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How do you prevent anxiety attacks?

How do you prevent anxiety attacks?

It depends: The "how" depends on the severity of the anxiety attacks. Many can calm down with deep breathing, inner visualization of a safe, beautiful place. You can practice these skills before the attack. Keeping fit and well rested are helpful too. Consistent meditation. Psychotherapy directed to your specific anxieties. Psychiatric medicines like effexor, (venlafaxine) lexapro, celexa, and zoloft. Some others too. ...Read more

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How do you prevent palpitations?

How do you prevent palpitations?

If the cause of your: Palpitations are not organic and are related to things such as anxiety & panic attacks then i would first recommend conservative measures such as yoga, meditation, regular exercise, and therapy. If the underlying anxiety and panic attacks are not controlled the next step i would consider is medication management to stop this cycle. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of heart palpitations?

How can you get rid of heart palpitations?

Palpitations: Simple steps to try are cutting out coffee, tea, smoking and alcohol, learning to meditate and if these don't work, consult your doctor to be checked. ...Read more

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What can you do if you get heart disease?

What can you do if you get heart disease?

Heart disease: There are many kinds of heart disease. You consult with your doctor and discuss what treatment is appropriate for the problem you have and how it can aaffect your life. ...Read more

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How do you know if you are having a heart attack?

How do you know if you are having a heart attack?

Sometimes U don't: Heart attacks can cause no symptoms or atypical symptoms but the classic symptoms are: substernal discomfort, can become painful, described as a weight or vise-like tightening, with sweating, nausea, sometimes with breathlessness, sometimes radiating to the left arm or jaw. They are exceptionally rare in premenopausal women unless diabetic or on cocaine. ...Read more

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How do you know if you're having a heart attack hi?

How do you know if you're having a heart attack hi?

Variable: Hi April, The symptoms of a heart attack can vary. The typical symptoms are chest pain that can be described as "crushing" or " pressure." It can also be associated with nausea and sweating. If you think you are having any of these symptoms please call 911. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of heart palpatations?

How do I get rid of heart palpatations?

It depends: Palpitations can be caused by many different heart rhythms. Some don't need any treatment. Some require medication and some require procedures to be performed. A lot of these procedures can be done without surgery. You should see your doctor. They can do tests to figure out what is the cause. ...Read more

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How do you treat a heart murmur?

How do you treat a heart murmur?

It varies: A heart murmur is simply an extra sound coming from the heart. It does not necessarily mean there is a problem to treat. In fact, most children with heart murmurs have no heart disease at all. These are known as "innocent" murmurs. When the murmur is related to heart disease, the treatment depends upon the cause of the murmur ranging from observation to medications to catheter or surgical therapy. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a panic attack?

How do you know if you have a panic attack?

Panic attack: Panic attack usually lasts about 15 minutes total. It can occur in daytime or wake you up at night. The symptoms include sudden onset high anxiety state, feeling like you either are going to die or are going to go crazy. 4 physical symptoms must accompany, e.g. Shortness of breath, chest pressure/pain, numbness/tingling, feeling like you will pass out. Often it appears like a heart attack.Call md. ...Read more

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I get panic attacks and can't seem to control them. What do you suggest?

I get panic attacks and can't seem to control them. What do you suggest?

Panic Attacks: Panic attacks are often caused by unrealistic fears or fears based on actual trauma in the past. You could benefit from seeing a mental health professional who could help you work through your fears, uncover the origin and develop better coping styles. Best. ...Read more

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How do you prevent a heart attack or stroke?

How do you prevent a heart attack or stroke?

Prevent Heart Attack: To prevent heart attacks and strokes, you must eliminate inflammation and insulin resistance. Periodontal Disease is also a big contributor to heart attacks & strokes, so being checked by your dentist regularly is important. You are right to be wanting to prevent these events since heart attacks are the number one killer of both men and women, and strokes are the leading cause of disability. ...Read more

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What do you do for anxiety attacks? How do you calm the patient ?

What do you do for anxiety attacks? How do you calm the patient ?

CBT: Behaviorally, cbt, replace automatic negative thoughts with automatic positive thoughts behavior. Recipocral inibition means when you relax, then anxiety cannot exist. Please read aaron beck also, short term meds such as benzo's can help, long term ssri or snri's can help rule out medical or drug induced causes. ...Read more

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