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Is Second Hand Smoke Dangerous For A Person Recovering From A Pulmonary Embolism
Usually a blood clot that migrates from one area of the body to another. Most commonly a clot from a leg vein to the lung. It can also pertain to a clot, or atheromatous material that moves from one segment to another, such as cholesterol material in a carotid lesion moving into the ...Read more
All evening IV been greeting chest pain on the left hand side. I did have a pulmonary embolism in june and was off the warfarin in february.
Had a pulmonary embolism and came off the warfarin in feb but IV been getting bad back pains. Sharp pain at the top of my back on the right hand side.
Chest pain: Get it checked out to be sure not a recurrence. ...Read more
I am still getting hard, sharp chest pains on my left hand side of my chest. Iv been to my gp and he is sure that it's not another pulmonary embolism?
When was the pe?
Usually anti coagulated for 6 or more months depending on underlying conditions.
For life with some coagulopathies!
if no swelling of legs, bleeding etc your risk should be low.
As always care and a caring partner are relevant. ...Read more
Weeks: It usually takes weeks to start feeling better from an embolism to the lungs. It also depends if there is any damage to your heart. The body will start dissolving the clot and you can start to feel better sooner. The blood thinners prevent future clots while the body clears the current clots. ...Read more
Warfarin is dangerous to take with other drugs, do I really need to take it for my pulmonary embolism?
Yes...: Warfarin is necessary in the treatment of pulmonary embolism or pe. The initial clot will allow more clot to form until the initial clot is destroyed by your body's own system. So, to prevent further clot from forming, a blood thinner is needed. There are other injectable blood thinners so see your doctor to discuss alternatives to warfarin. ...Read more
How long will it take a 21 yr old healthy female athlete to recover from a pulmonary embolism caused by birth control?
If your a marathon walker, no family traits, don't smoke, do drugs, drink & are healthy how can you die of pulmonary embolism?
I am being treated for a provoked pulmonary embolism and just wondered if it was safe for me to smoke cannabis while on rivaroxaban?
Is it okay for me to smoke cannabis while on rivaroxaban? I'm being treated for a pulmonary embolism which was provoked due to me being hospitilised after renal failure.
No: Smoking (inhaling smoke, which is full of lung irritants and cancer-causing chemicals) of any kind is unhealthy. Cannabis is illegal under U.S. federal law, so one can be convicted of a crime. Having a conviction may have bad side effects, such as problems getting a new job or the inability to enter Canada for a vacation. Regardless, cannabis is not necessary for life. ...Read more
Pulmonary emboli: Chances pretty good.Get a more detailed answer ›
Pulmonary embolism: Depends on degree of clot burden and damage which resulted from the clot. Being in the ICU can be precautionary or based on severity of actual illness. Speak to his physician. ...Read more
Is a 3.9 INR dangerous. Should cumadin be adjusted if have history of pulmonary embolism? After accident the doctors said INR should run 2 to 3.
Depends...: If there is no bleeding present, your blood work can be monitored and Coumadin (warfarin) adjusted if it is trending higher. This is just one number so the trend needs to be known before the dose is adjusted. Call your doctor if you notice any bleeding and keep your diet stable. ...Read more
My son had a pulmonary embolism 5 years ago and is now 32. He continues to regularly smoke marijuana and drink alcohol daily. Very risky for re-occur?
Smoke: He is at risk for many health problems and perhaps another embolism ...Read more
Is it ok to smoke while on Coumadin after being diagnosed with pulmonary embolism. Just until my severe anxiety goes away (started Paxil (paroxetine) for anxiety)?
Preferably NO: Nothing good comes from smoking-particularly after pe. ...Read more
Is it ok to smoke while on Coumadin after being diagnosed with pulmonary embolism? Just until my severe anxiety goes away (started Paxil (paroxetine) for anxiety).
Horrible idea: Smoking increases your risk of further clot, and makes your pulmonary sx worse. Please stop. ...Read more
Also DVT and edema takes a while.
Clots may resorb or stabilize over six months.
Large pe with shock and near death can be slow to recover.
Once anticoagulated and edema resolved and good breathing and oxygenation, several more months.
If small, caught and treated early, faster recovery. ...Read more
Worse if you do: Chances are worse of having another vascular episode if you continue smoking than if you don't. ...Read more
Marihuana embolism: Cannabis may increase the risk of bleeding in a the case of a 15-year-old with a cerebellar infarct that involved multiple arterial territories by martin et al 2000 causing a stroke. While the mechanism of marijuana-associated stroke is unclear, the drug is known to cause hypotension and to impair peripheral vasomotor reflexes. Factor v liden patients are the highest risk. ...Read more
Can symptoms of pulmonary embolism (chest tightness, heart palpitations) come and go, or will they be constant if it's a dangerous pe clot?
Many causes however, so exam and testing is required to be definitive.
Small recurrent emboli are known and can be intermittent and variable, and eventually lethal. ...Read more
Do you have a higher risk of deep vein thrombosis and/or pulmonary embolism if you smoke cigarettes and chew tobacco?
Yes, slightly higher: Both clinical and basic research have linked smoking to abnormalities of coagulation, fibrinolysis and to venous thromboembolic disease. Several potential mechanisms involving inflammation, fibrinogen synthesis, clotting factors, and impaired fibrinolysis have been suggested as possible links. Even cdc lists smoking as a risk factor for dvt. Http://www. Cdc. Gov/features/thrombosis/? mobile=nocontent. ...Read more
What is the best way to fully recover from deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. I used to run marathons, but my breath is just not the same.?
A pulmonary embolism is kind of like a heart attack of the lung. A portion of the lung has been damaged and the remaining alveoli and blood circulation have to pick up the slack.
As you train, and steadily increase your activity, you will develop greater lung capacity and endurance. Though you may not return to your previous capability, it could be possible with continued effort.. ...Read more
Can a person have a pulmonary embolism for a few months and only experience chest pain, is it possible?
Small one: A small pulmonary embolism may only present with fleeting c/p and resolve with the body fibrinolytic sustem. ...Read more
Can you explain if it's safe for a person to take hair growth supplements if they had pulmonary embolism in the past?
Unlikely: This would be very unlikely.Get a more detailed answer ›
If heart stops...: If the person's heart stops, regardless of the possible cause, CPR should be started, if you know how to do it. If you are not trained in cpr, call 911 immediately and they can tell you how to perform cpr. If you are interested in learning how to do cpr, there are classes available, including by the american red cross. But even if there is a pe, if the heart stops, CPR is needed. ...Read more
Second hand tobacco smoke can be irritating to the lining of the ear's normal draining tube (the Eustachian tube). Some estimate that exposure to second hand smoke is responsible for as many as 2 million extra ear infections each year in the US. Reducing exposure ...Read more