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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Are back and neck pain, heart burn, and a metallic taste in the mouth associated with a heart attack?

Are back and neck pain, heart burn, and a metallic taste in the mouth associated with a heart attack?

Yes Possibly: However at your age, unless you have a string family history of heart attacks at young age I wouldn't be so concerned. Most likely its heartburn/gerd, but to really sure I would speak with your doctor further about this. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what foaming in the mouth have to do with a heart attack?

Can you tell me what foaming in the mouth have to do with a heart attack?

Heart failure...: Sometimes, people with a heart attack will develop heart failure, where the heart is unable to pump the blood to the body and lungs. When this occurs, fluid leaks out of the blood vessels. When this occurs in the lungs, the excess fluid can get coughed up and result in "foaming of the mouth." acutely, diuretics can be given to get rid of the excess fluid. ...Read more

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Can you catch hiv/aids from giving mouth to mouth to a stranger how has a heart attack?

Can you catch hiv/aids from giving mouth to mouth to a stranger how has a heart attack?

No.: Hiv is not transmitted by kissing or rescue breathing. Unless of course, both persons happen to have open wounds actively bleeding in their mouths at the same time. Several other diseases are transmitted more easily than hiv, like the flu and mono, but often treatable or vaccine-preventable. If concerned, you can buy and carry pocket-sized barriers for rescue breathing. ...Read more

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How does your head feel before a heart attack?

How does your head feel before a heart attack?

At 24, I expect: Even though I don't know how your head would feel, that... This may be a panic attack - not a heart attack. But they are both serious and feel awful - go to an er or urgent care to reassure yourself and get some good advice for moving forward.
You can learn more about yourself and how to take better care of the only you you've got. Good luck. ...Read more

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When I was having heart attack and watched for clots is when popping bursts in head. What's this?

When I was having heart attack and watched for clots is when popping bursts in head. What's this?

Unusual: You note popping head sound when you had heart attack. That is unusual. Women also suffer from heart disease just as men do. Heart attacks can have things like chest pain or pressure or tightness. They can also be silent. Brain attack or stroke is also noted in people with high blood pressure. Check with your doctor on a regular basis from now on. Hope you are well. ...Read more

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Can rotting teeth cause heart disease or a heart attack?

Can rotting teeth cause heart disease or a heart attack?

Yes: In addition to a correlation of periodontal disease and heart disease, decayed teeth that result in dental infections that go untreated can cause heart problems.
There can be a spread of infection via fascial planes to the mediastinum, resulting in heart problems and death. ...Read more

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I have pain in neck shoulders and can't raise arms, also my head gets hot, could it be a heart attack?

I have pain in neck shoulders and can't raise arms, also my head gets hot, could it be a heart attack?

Possibly: Some of the symptoms of heart disease are chest pain, chest pressure radiating to the base of the jaw, left or right arm or both. The older you are the more the possibility of this. If you get this pain moving your arms it may be a spine problem or a neurologic problem. I certainly would see a physician and have him/her sort this out for you. ...Read more

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Can teeth pain be a sign of a heart attack? Negative cardiac work up a month ago- should I still be worried?

Can teeth pain be a sign of a heart attack? Negative cardiac work up a month ago- should I still be worried?

Angina: Heart pain can radiate to jaw. Given recent cardiac work up negative. Suggest you see dentist. ...Read more

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Bad On/off pain in chest through to shoulderblade&jaw lasts a few mins, not severe inc heavy head sweats. Don't think heart attack but concerned. What cou?

Serious symptoms: This is a serious situation. You are having symptoms that could indicate that you are having blockages in the arteries around your heart and at risk for a heart attack. You should go to the closest ER if you have pain again or see a primary care doctor or cardiologist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I have popping sensations in the leftside of chest that causes pain in left side of head. Is this a heart attack?

I have popping sensations in the leftside of chest that causes pain in left side of head. Is this a heart attack?

ECHO and CT: It could be due to a leaky heart valve (aortic valve), aortic aneurysm, or due to migraine. The best way is to get a ct scan of the chest and head. An examination of the heart wiht an echocardiogram will help rule out a valve problem. Of course migraine usually does not get diagnosed with either of the tests. ...Read more

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I had a heart attack earlier this year. I'm no taking 7 tablets a day and I've now noticed my teeth are starting to brake. I've lost three so far.

I had a heart attack earlier this year. I'm no taking 7 tablets a day and I've now noticed my teeth are starting to brake. I've lost three so far.

See a dentist: For comprehensive evaluation, x-rays and treatment plan for your individual preventive treatment. Make sure that your dentist always has an up-to-date list of all the medicines you take. It also should include vitamins, herbal pills and OTC medications. ...Read more

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I'm having chest and head pain that comes on very sudden lasts for about 10 minutes and then goes away. I'm concerned that I may be having a mile heart attack?

I'm having chest and head pain that comes on very sudden lasts for about 10 minutes and then goes away. I'm concerned that I may be having a mile heart attack?

You might be: Having what is called unstable Angina. This is a prelude to heart attack. You need to go to a health care facility as soon as possible and get this checked out before something more serious occurs. ...Read more

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I have dis pain upper part of neck or lower part head at the back. Parallel to my ear middle. Cause? Is it heart attack or stroke or anything fatal?

Not likely: An early thirties female with post-auricular pain likely has occipital neuritis or tendinitis of superior trapezius at occiput, especially with pain to palpation or with range of motion of neck. If there are not these findings and if pain is constant then see a doctor. Concerns increase if there is dizziness or use of cigarettes and taking of birth control pills, a bad combination. See a doctor. ...Read more

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Since I was put on Prednisone 3 days ago I have bouts of my whole body pulsing my head feels like it explode I am scared I will have a heart attack?

Since I was put on Prednisone 3 days ago I have bouts of my whole body pulsing my head feels like it explode I am scared I will have a heart attack?

Prednisone: Prednisone can certainly have the side effects you describe. It will not cause you to have a heart attack. It makes some people feel very nervous, like they can't sit still or they are shaking inside yet when they look at their hands they are not shaking. I would talk to the physician who gave you this medicine to make sure you need it, but do not stop it on your own. ...Read more

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What is the significance of placing nitroglycerin under the tongue during heart attack?

What is the significance of placing nitroglycerin under the tongue during heart attack?

Sublingual: The blood vessels under the tongue are very close to the surface lining of the mouth. Placing Nitroglycerin there allows it to dissolve and quickly enter the blood stream. ...Read more

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How do u feel after a heart attack. Like when u wake up the next day. How do u feel? Would u have weakness? Head pressure? Brain fog?

How do u feel after a heart attack. Like when u wake up the next day. How do u feel? Would u have weakness? Head pressure? Brain fog?

Heart attack: You could feel fine the next am or you could be dead. You could feel virtually anything in between. If you get to medical care quickly with the heart attack you have a good chance of feeling pretty well pretty rapidly depending on many factors. ...Read more

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I take amlodipine 2.5 and Ivabradine hydrochloride 5 for having blood pressure and feel like head will burst I feel that I will die with heart attack?

I take amlodipine 2.5 and Ivabradine hydrochloride 5 for having blood pressure and feel like head will burst I feel that I will die with heart attack?

High blood pressure: Is one driver of CVDs, including heart attacks. Primary drivers=NMR lipoproteins (other than very ↓ LDL & ↑ Large HDL-particle concentrations), ↑ed glucose (starting way below what is considered Diabetes) & HTN. Meds you are taking may ↓ BP & heart pain some, but do not prevent heart attacks. Low-fat, Hi-carb foods drive CVDs, DM, Ca & Obesity. Study the issues yourself & get better assistance. ...Read more

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Not feeling very well. Blood pressure is 145/105 and my chest feels weird head hurts. Can I be having a stroke or heart attack. Blood pressure fluctuates between 170 /102 to todays 145/105..

Not feeling very well. Blood pressure is 145/105 and my chest feels weird head hurts. Can I be having a stroke or heart attack. Blood pressure fluctuates between 170 /102 to todays 145/105..

Get treated!: You are describing rather severe hypertension which is uncontrolled! You are at increased risk for heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, and accelerated atherosclerosis. You really should seek medical evaluation immediately at an er or urgent care facility. You should be on aggressive treatment for your high blood pressure. ...Read more

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I have anexity and I have the following symtoms: dizzy, nausea, tight head, not sure what's wrong with me, I had a really bad anexity attack after drinking and working too hard for a month and I thought I was having a heart attack... Had the same symptoms

I have anexity and I have the following symtoms: dizzy, nausea, tight head, not sure what's wrong with me, I had a really bad anexity attack after drinking and working too hard for a month and I thought I was having a heart attack... Had the same symptoms

Acute anxiety can…: Trigger the symptoms you describe. Do you take any medications for the condition? If not, see your fp or a psychiatrist for workup to rule out cardiac disease, hyperthyroidism, etc. Try to limit the amount of caffeine you drink. Moderate exercise when you're feeling tense/ anxious can help burn off excess Adrenalin accumulated from unresolvable stress situations. ...Read more

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What is the significance of placing nitroglycerin under the tongue of a patient suffering heart attack?

What is the significance of placing nitroglycerin under the tongue of a patient suffering heart attack?

Pain relief: Nitroglycerin relaxes blood vessels and improves blood flow to the heart. During a heart attack blood flow is decreased and this causes damage to the heart which can be fatal. Increased blood flow decreases the pain and injury and can improve survival. ...Read more

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Chest pain, radiating to arm, shoulder and side of neck but also into my tongue. Is tongue pain part of heart attack sign?

May be heart related: Yes! The location of radiating pain is not specific, and it can be cardiac (heart) related whenever there is chest pain - radiating or not. Whether it goes into your tongue is irrelevant - it's possibly a very serious indication that a heart attack is imminent. It should always be ruled out, so get an exam for this very soon. ...Read more

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Doctor's opinion? My mother told me she is having pain in her teeth, her neck and in her left arm and says it could be a heart attack?

Doctor's opinion? My mother told me she is having pain in her teeth, her neck and in her left arm and says it could be a heart attack?

Believe her: Your mother probably knows her risks and what her doctor is treating and knows what she can expect. It is better to over treat or have leniency in our belief in these patients as time is of the essence in treatment and prevention. Get ems and send her to ed. Gather all info while waiting, all her meds, known conditions and allergy, ready for the ems. ...Read more

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Pain in right shoulder blade. Circular motion with head cause pain in neck when I go to the right. Heart attack, lung cancer or just muscle sore?

Pain in right shoulder blade. Circular motion with head cause pain in neck when I go to the right. Heart attack, lung cancer or just muscle sore?

No heart attack: The pain probably is due to joint or muscle and is not heart attack, so you should see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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