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PV Vmax 1.31 m/s (Normal 0.6 - 0.9)
IVSd 0.9 cm
IVSs 1.2 (Normal (-)) what normal mean?
LVPWd 1.0 cm
LVPWs 1.4 cm
should I be concerned?
Echo: Ask the physician who ordered the test to explain the results to you. Good luck ...Read more
Per???: I believe this is a typo. Can you re-post and clarify? If not, tell us what per means, please. Also, add how long this has been going on, any other symptoms, and include any over the counter meds you take in your list of meds. Ask again! Proof your question before posting. Typos can be the very dickens! ...Read more
Individualized : Approach. There are many causes that may include: stress, hormones, infections, inflammation, structural to name a few. Best is to work together with a gastroenterologist to arrive at the correct answer for you. Everyone is different and there is not one straight approach. You may start with as simple as an elimination diet and record which foods may aggravate you. Best wishes! ...Read more
No advantage: Simvastatin has a host of benefits aside from the pure lowering LDL aspect; ezetrol, while it reduces ldl, does not seem to have the same level of effect on actual coronary artery disease as the statins do. It may be reasonable to use one over the other due to allergy or drug reactions, but most doctors will go with the statin drug. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on what type of IBS you have… Constipation type we have a few different medications, for diarrhea type there are fewer options. Before diagnosing yourself with IBS though, make sure you have colonoscopy and EGD and labs done and an examination as IBS is what we call a diagnosis of exclusion, where we "rule Out" other causes then call it IBS. ...Read more
See a doc/ clarify: This question is impossible to answer as you don't tell us what you want to make sure is nothing serious. Docs here have many talents but mind-reading is not amongst them. Please supply more information, but the best way to make certain that "it's nothing serious" would be to see a doctor in person so you can be examined and have tests if appropriate. ...Read more
To lose weight: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. ...Read more
Several types: Irises can be different in color if there is a distubance to the sympathetic nerve supply in birth or infancy (which can occaionally be due to the trauma of forceps delivery). One or the other can change by atrophy or disease of the eyes causing it to become different in color. There are also a few rare inherited diseases which can impact one eye and not the other causing a different eye color. ...Read more
Your age?: We need to know your age. Please put it in your public profile. Also, include your gender and location. Your age, gender and location can all influence the answer to your questions. With this question, age and location of the bullet are important, too. How long have you had it, where is it? It does not matter if it is a female or male bullet. ...Read more
Fasting: some people to a fast in order to detox from toxins in their body There are different types of fasts from no food or drink to juices for 24 hours to using certain foods only for a day. There are many types so you need to try different ones to see which one fits with you But the key thing is to detox your body for toxins ...Read more
Possibilities....: Possible causes of a chronic cough (lasting 3 weeks or more) include bronchospasm from any etiology, post-nasal drip, GERD, or a combination of these factors. Each of these causes has a different treatment so you need to see your doctor so your cough can be diagnosed and treated! If you smoke, you need to quit to decrease airway inflammation! ...Read more
Hi, Thank you for your question.
More than eating foods that are good for you, avoiding food that are bad for you is a better strategy.
You can start by giving up any drinks with sugars.
Hope that helps..contact me if you have any other questions :-)
Dr. M ...Read more
Acid Base: Vaginal ph is important. The vaginal ph should be about 4-5. If your ph gets out of balance, it can allow for improper growth of bacteria and yeast. When this happens, you can develop vaginal symptoms of possible infection. Pro biotics are over the counter and can help. Yogurt 2 or 3 times a week can help maintain your ph balance as well. ...Read more
See below: Know your triggers, what sets you off, do deep breathing, relaxation. Be aware of mind-body connection --your body knows when you get angry. Keep a diary -- what happened, what thoughts were in your head, how you handled your rage. Best of all, if you feel, it's hard to control your rage-- seek help -- talk to a counselor or a therapist to help you figure out ways of dealing with rage. ...Read more
Weight loss program: I would recommend a physician supervised weight loss program to get the maximum weight loss in the shortest time. Patients can lose up to 3-5 lbs/week. This may not be the best way to lose weight, but it maybe what some people need to get healthy and then work on keeping the weight off. This rapid weight loss can cause other issues and so a physician supervised program would be best. ...Read more
Yes: As long as you feel alright afterwards ...Read more
What medicine & why?: Why did you take the medicine? Which one? Was it prescribed for you or not? Did you take too many? If you took medicine to hurt yourself please call an ambulance. If not, more details! Doctors don't prescribe meds that are likely to cause more trouble or be less safe than the disease being treated. Talk to the pharmacist as well. Read about the drug online, too. ...Read more
Depends on your present weight and bmr..Say for example if you need 2000 cals to maintain your weight(your bmr+clories burnt by daily activity)if you starve you will be minus 2000x7=14000 cals divide by 3500 equals 4
so you will loose 4 lbs of real body weight
you can calculate similarly for other daily calories requirements for others. ...Read more