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Make Infarction Worse
Many: The location is a major factor: left main blockage is most likely to be fatal. Proximal left anterior descending is also often fatal. Patient factors such as on-going tobacco use, uncontrolled hypertension, diabetes, anemia, pre-existing heart or kidney failure and advanced age all raise the risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When the blood supply of a tissue is compromised by whatever mechanism, the tissue will stop working and if blood flow is not restored, the tissue will eventually die ("infarct", both verb and noun). The clinical picture that runs with development of an infarct ("heart attack"; ...Read more
Yes, it may.: Smoking has been associated with 1.5 times the risk of developing ms (association does not equal causation, but it is a risk factor). Studies dating back to 1960s have linked smoking with ms progression. Patients with a clinically isolated syndrome my convert to ms faster if they smoke, and smokers with established ms may convert to secondary progressive ms faster. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does ibuprofen make you clot more? Asking because the news says it can cause heart attack and stroke.
Yes, possible: Either due to the condition itself, if decompensated heart failure, symptoms can mimic/exacerbate asthma, or due to medicines used to manage heart failure as beta blockers, need to follow up closely with your doctor and go through the list of medicines, symptoms and triggers, wish you wellness ...Read more
Ultraviolet!: It is not sunlight per se, but the ultraviolet rays in sunlight. They penetrate the skin and alter dna in white cells in small blood vessels causing a flare, usually cutaneous. Patients should always wear suntan lotion, uv-30 or better and never use tanning beds! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Absolutely!: Yes, smoking will make your gastritis worse. In fact, smoking can make most stomach problems worse (acid reflux & ulcers are others). This is even though you breathe the smoke in, not swallow it. The nicotine and other dangerous chemicals get into your bloodstream through your lungs but then go throughout your body, including your stomach. Avoid smoking at all costs! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will being bulimic make my multiple sclerosis symptoms worse? Will it make it progress any faster?
Will have no effect: Bulimia is not a direct issue, but, complications of dietary situations can temporarily make things seem worse. A fever could cause a "pseudo-relapse", temporary but still troublesome. On the other hand, if you follow a low fat diet in spite of your issues, this would be somewhat beneficial in the end. Your bulimia could compromise oral meds, so discuss with your neurologist. ...Read more
Yes it can: Gallbladder disease, which usually means stones or sludge can make you nauseous and is often associated with pain on the right upper abdomen. The discomfort is often episodic and associated with meals and particularly fatty foods although some people experience a chronic nausea. An ultrasound is the standard test for diagnosing this problem. Your primary can order this test for you. ...Read more
Hard to say: Anti-depressants do enter the brain tissue and effect the messages between cells. If a person finds they think less clearly on an anti-depressant, that can certainly be a recognized side effect. I am not aware that it turns someone with normal word decoding skills into one with dyslexia. However, any decline in processing speed on the drug could aggravate an existing learning problem. ...Read more
Maybe: I see that you have this fairly common illness and I hope that you have having it managed scientifically. Physical and emotional stress are rough on the secondary diabetes that often results from hemochromatosis. If there is stress in your life, I hope it is what Selye called "eu-stress" to help you achieve & learn, and that you'll cope with "dis-tress" proactively. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Susceptibility: Pts with neurological problems are more susceptible to relapses with infection due to less protective reserve. The infection causes bodily toxins and acute reactive chemicals, and the medicine employed to treat the problem has anti-cholinergic effects which worsens pre-existing cognitive cholinergic connections. A fever might create delirium. ...Read more
Absolutely!: Very ill or aged folk can have delirium triggered by minor additional symptoms and pain is a common one. Management can be difficult w/out extreme sedation and that can risk or hasten death. But it can pass - it is a mental state - not a disease in itself. Try to keep the situation as calm and peaceful as possible. Try to recall the good times and stories of such a long life - that might help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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