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Inflammation Of The Inner Lining Of The Heart
Endocarditis: The endocardium is the inner lining of the heart. If inflamed we call it endocarditis. ...Read more
Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more
Pericarditis: You are describing pericarditis, an inflammation of the tissue sac surrounding the heart. It typically causes pain in the chest and sometimes radiates to the side of the neck and back. It can be accompanied by fever, rapid heartbeat, a characteristic "rub" heard with a stethoscope, and characteristic abnormalities on an electrocardiogram. It can be caused by a virus, immune reaction or other. ...Read more
Two common ways: Either due to an accumulation of inflammatory fluid or blood into the pericardial space, causing cardiac tamponade and fatal heart failure, or through an tachyarrhythmia (which can also be provoked by cardiac tamponade) that leads to heart failure and sudden cardiac death. ...Read more
My mom has been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in both her lungs, lymph nodes & around the lining of the heart what is life expectancy? She's 50
Unfortunate: Stage 4 lung cancer survival steadily improving with new therapies but not quick enough. It also depends type of cell age, sex females do better and general health. Non small cell 50% survive 8 months, over all less than 18% 5 yr survival. Give all the support and help you can along with family, make her comfortable try traditional and new regimes. ...Read more
Sure?: The heart or the sac around it? The latter is relatively common and mostly benign, the former may cause more serious problems. Important to make the distinction. ...Read more
Need specifics: That's a very general description with commensurately wide implications. This could be myocarditis (muscle), pericarditis (heart sac), endocarditis (heart valves or tissue), and due to infections (viral or bacterial or more unusual organisms) or rheumatologic conditions or due to adverse medication effects. The point is that the exact diagnosis and cause are important to sort out importance. ...Read more
Not sure there is: Inflammation of the sac around the heart is called pericarditis. It can be caused by an infection, trauma, cancer, or after a heart attack. Usually nonsteroidals like Motrin in high doses are given. Rarely corticosteroids are given. Some evidence that Colchicine may be helpful in chronic inflammation. Hypothyroidism autoimmune dz also need r/o. No natural med I know of effectively treats this. ...Read more
Multiple causes: Infection, especially with viruses can cause heart inflammation. Bacterial infections, especially of the valves also cause inflammation. Any heart attack has attendant inflammation. Auto-immune diseases, e.g. Lupus can also cause heart inflammation. Rheumatic fever is an other example of heart inflammation. ...Read more
Pericarditis: Pericarditis is an inflammation of the sac that surrounds the heart. It may be the result of an infectious process, chest trauma, certain environmental exposures (such as radiation), or other systemic (body-wide) inflammatory process that attacks the pericardium. Treatments are targeted towards the underlying process and may certain include anti-inflammatory agents. ...Read more
Heartburn is esophagitis, gastritis, reflux and related to diet, timing, bending over, regurgitation,
better with antacids, GI meds Prilosec etc. Sometimes belching.
Tends to be front and neck and " burning"!
angina and heart attack tend to be pressure, squeeze, and sweaty, clammy, fearful- anxiety provoking fear of death! ...Read more
Can psoriasis inflame my heart? What r the symptoms? I find my heart racing when I wake up. How do doctors treat heart inflammation due to psoriasis?
It can: Inflammation in your body gives you an independent risk factor for developing narrowing of the arteries called atherosclerosis. What you can do is control your cholesterol, control your blood pressure, exercise, eat right. Have a family doctor evaluate you for respecter's of cardiovascular disease. It can rarely cause problems such as inflammation of the lining of the heart. Those symptoms of the chest pain. ...Read more
Myo and pericarditis: Inflammation can be of the heart muscle (myocarditis) or of the lining of the heart (pericarditis). Myocarditis is often viral and sometimes can lead to heart failure; symptoms can be chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations and generalized malaise. Pericarditis has many causes and may lead to fluid accumulation around the heart. Main symptom is chest pain, especially when lying down. ...Read more
Supposing you had myocarditis (inflammation of heart) caused by alcohol. Would cessation restore your heart to its normal state and after how long?
Myocardiopathy: If you have myocardial damage due to alcohol, cessation of alcohol is absolutely necessary. If it is stopped before too much damage is done, then decent function may remain. Myocarditis is not exactly the pathology of alcohol damage which is toxicity rather than primarily inflammatory. ...Read more
Endocarditis: The most common type of inflamed heart valve is due to infection, known as endocarditis. This is a life-threatening condition caused by germs, especially bacteria that attack heart valves causing holes, growths, thickening and scarring. This can lead to leaky valves. People with valve disease (except mild mitral valve prolapse without thickening or regurgitation) are at increased risk. ...Read more
I am a lightning survivor with injuries : tbi, nerves, inflammation, heart. How do I heal my body after 2 yrs?
By using/challanging: Your limitations in all ways you can imagine & seeking help worthy of your trust. It is likely a part of the difficulty is not residual body damage but fears of it happening again, becoming more debilitated & fear of dying. Best study electricity/electronics to far better understand how to greatly ↓ chance of injury from any possible future event; helpful in many other ways. Knowledge is Power. ...Read more
I keep waking up feeling hot and heavy head drenched in sweat. I was told by the doctors I have inflammation around my heart?
OK: You have pericarditis which is often a virus mediated inflammation in the pericardium which resolves with time and anti inflammatory medications. You should be reevaluated if the symoptoms persist or are associated with other symptoms such as weight loss, chills, or if you have been exposed to tb, etc. ...Read more
I had 1 liter of bloody fluid drained from around my heart. I have had chronic sinus inflammation since nov. Could these be related.
Pericarditis: Only the physician managing this issue would have the facts necessary to answer your question with any degree of accuracy. Go back and chat with them. ...Read more
I am 23 and been having chest pain for a while now I was told it is inflammation. Yet, my heart rate increases from 75bpm to 135bpm? Is that normal?
I do have a confirmed garlic allergy. My question is, would this allergy cause inflammation throughout my body? I have no kidney or heart problems.
If rheumatic fever causes damage, it typically effects the heart valves. It sometimes does not show damage for several years after the rheumatic fever has passed.
However, depending on the measurement of heart inflammation, evidence can be present, but not become a problem with the hearts function, future infection, or even permanent signs of damage. Follow w/ doctor for screening recommendation. ...Read more
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