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How To Get Rid Of Fluid Around The Heart
Too many variables.: Too many variables to answer completely on this forum. You can 't get rid of a heart attack. It has to be managed by a medical team. If you are having chest pains that won't go away, please find a physician or go to a hospital asap. ...Read more
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
Depends: This depends on the type and cause. Some extra beats may be due to exogenous factors such as caffeine or alcohol. Simply eliminating them may get rid of the palpitations. Some may be hormonally related and come and go. Some may be genetic such as familial atrial fibrillation and require more intense diagnostics and therapies. If they persist, or if you have prolonged episodes and/or sxs f/u w/md. ...Read more
Heart burn: Heart burn is caused by reflux of stomach acid into the esophagus. It can be mediated by positional changes (for example, don't lie down after eating), otc meds like ppi which shut off acid production, and non-spicy foods. However, this only tempers the heart burn, treatment may need to be surgical if meds fail (fundoplication). ...Read more
Stop all good stuff: Avoid: chocolate, mint, tomato, fatty foods, large meals, caffeine. You can start by taking otc medication (ranitidine). If your weight is unhealthy, try to lose weight. See your pcp for further advise and help with other medications if not controlled with otc meds. ...Read more
Prevents most events: Statins (but not zetia) can markedly decrease the risk of heart attack and stroke, depending on one's risk. Those at highest risk (e.g. 65 years old with diabetes, hypertension, smoker, cholesterol of 300 mg/dl) benefit the most, while those at low risk (e.g. 25 years old healthy individual) derive little or no benefit. ...Read more
Hi my wife has a upset tummy and I was wondering would Gavisgon that does heart burns and interjection get rid of it? If not what would?
Gaviscon works quickly for some. So give a try.
Upset tummy means different things to different people and Drs so try to be more specific. Another non-med approach is to elevate the head of her bed by putting 8 inch blocks under the feet at the head of the bed. This helps refills if that is the problem. Discuss with your health care team. ...Read more
See your doctor. You are describing acid reflux or in lay terms
"heartburn." depending upon factors such as age, length of symptoms and severity of symptoms, endoscopy may be recommended. Medications such as pepcid, zantac, (ranitidine) tagamet hb or Prilosec otc may provide relief. Avoid food triggers for reflux such as citrus products, chocolate. Also avoid late evening meals, heavy snacks. ...Read more
No: I am sure the pacemaker was placed for a reason which would not spontaneously heal itself. You're likely feeling better because of your pacemaker. If there ever is a reason to do so, a pacemaker can be easily turned off. ...Read more
No how do I get rid of congestive heart failures what can I do to get rid of congestive heart failure
CHF: You need to see your doctor and get diagnosed as to the cause of your problem. Depending on the cause we have a variety of treatments for CHF which can both improve quality and quantity of life. There are some kinds which don't respond well to treatment and we sometimes need to consider heart transplant in these severe unresponsive situations. Most often we can help folks if they'll help themselve. ...Read more
Heart palpitations making me feel very uneasy, had it for a whole day now. What can I do to get rid of them? What's causing it?
Need a monitor: Palpitations (or the sensation of fast heart beating) could be related to a genuine rhythm abnormality or the cause could be simple skipping. So first of all we need to find out and document what the heart rhythm is during the feeling of palpitation, and the best tool for that is a cardiac event monitor. Obviously further recommendations could follow based on the results. ...Read more
Can you get a fast heart rate from being out of shape and not engaging in any physical activity for a year or two? And how can you get rid of it?
High heart rate.: Deconditioning, as you have described, can let your resting heart rate gradually rise. The solution? Get back into exercising! ...Read more
What is diet to get rid of patulous GE junction disorder? This is causing heavy load in my chest near heart region, etching, kind of disturbance. Thanks
Mediterranean Diet: The American Diet consists of high fat, sugar and carbohydrate loads. Add to that our love of sauces, sodas and salsas, and we have a good recipe for indigestion and acid reflux. I commend your inquiry as small dietary changes over time will serve you well in the long run. Check out: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-living/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/mediterranean-diet/art-20047801 ...Read more
I'm an athlete and my heart beats so strongly (can visibly see it and feel it at rest, during exercise. How do I get rid of this? It really bothers me
Phobia: You have a phobia. This is actually very easy to treat by a psychotherapist without medication in just a few brief visits. You would need to make an appointment and explain that that is your specific concern. ...Read more
Help please? What is the best way to get rid of heart burn or what is the best OTC medicines for it?
Is it best to get rid of my 4 parakeets bc I have heart issues.? Someone told me a healthy person got a heart infection or problem from parakeets.
Many options: First, work on proper breathing techniques. Limit breath holding. Lifting lighter weights with higher reps may allow for this. Limit lifting in the supine position (lying on your back), particularly if you've eaten within 2 hours of your workout. Make sure you are not eating or drinking anything before your workout that might be a cause of acid reflux- spicy foods, mint & high caffeine beverages. ...Read more
If I eat something sugary (candy, chocolate) I get heart palpitations. What are some things to eat to get rid of that sugar craving.
Splenda: Try slicing up an apple or pear and sprinkling it with splenda - there are no calories except for the fruit (which is very good for you) and delicious. Blueberries are even lower in calories. It will eliminate your craving for sweet. Another option is low fat yogurt. If that's not sweet enough, you can add a little splenda to that too. ...Read more
I have horrible heartburn with nausea any reasons why? I can't get rid of the heartburn for nothing could it mean something with my heart
Maybe just heartburn: ...But chest pain is nothing to ignore! The potential origin of your symptoms includes: heart, lungs, mediastinum, esophagus, musculoskeletal, pericardium (sac around the heart), pleuritis, bronchiitis, or referred pain from a remote site. Your doctor will be concerned about accompanying fever, blood with coughing, vomiting, shortness or breath, difficulty reclining, tenderness. Get checked please. ...Read more
Reduce not Remove: There may be many options to reduce the appearance or visibility of the scar but unfortunately there is no way to remove or regenerate normal skin at this point in medicine. Discuss your options with a plastic surgeon. ...Read more
Can any doc tell me what's the best way to get rid of heart burn? What is the best OTC medicines for it?
I suffer from heart palpitations every now and then, have chronic constipation. Are they related? What can I do to get rid of heart palpitations?
Probably not: The two problems are probably not related. In young healthy people, heart palpitations are most often caused by early heartbeats, or premature ventricular contractions, which are often brought on by stress or caffeine. If they continue for several minutes or happen more frequently, though, you should see a doctor to have a heart tracing or ekg done, to be sure it is nothing more serious. ...Read more
Is illness illusion the same of obsessive compulsive? The idea of being ill by heart attack is settled in my mind. I can't get rid of it. Thanks
"Illness illusion": Some people with ocd focus on their health, becoming anxious about dire illnesses or contaminations -- but these are not the only obsessive thoughts they have. Others have high health anxiety but no other obsessions -- they might have somatoform disorders. So, "illness illusion" is not exactly the same as ocd. There is help for both conditions with cognitive behavioral therapy, though. ...Read more
How can l get rid of heart palpitations which accur after taking any type of food label am also suffering from high bp?
Heart problems: You should see a good cardiologist. You have to have to learn how to control your high blood pressure. Also you complain about palpitations. You may have an underlying heart rhythm disturbance. You would need an ECG to diagnosis it correctly. Treatment varies depending upon the diagnosis. ...Read more
I have an air bubble in my chest that fluctuates between my heart and the bottom of my throat. What could it be and how do I get rid of it?
If no injury: And no trouble swallowing, breathing, or with acid reflux, this could just be gas. Try Simethicone or antacid with Simethicone and see if it helps you belch. If that relieves it, nothing else is necessary. If not, you might have something else going on and should be seen, perhaps have an x-ray or esophageal study. Good luck! ...Read more