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Mist Pot Cit
No: See the doctor. You probably have a urinary infection. Do not try to self treat. ...Read more
Hai Dr my womb hurts so much it feels as if im on period pains, can I use propan mist pot cit simplex?
Hi doc can my pregnant girlfriend drink mist pot cit while being 8months pregnant instead of cranberry juice for bladder infection?
I'm 18 weeks pregnant. My doctor prescribed mist pot cit and amoxicillin for my UTI infection. Are these medications safe in pregnancy.?
Definition: Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. This is when a person arises from supine to upright, the heart becomes very fast and low BP occurs, which is the main cause of the two is unsure as low BP does cause high heart rate as in dehydration and tachycardia causes lowering of bp. This is supposed to be an autonomic dysfunction though as in nerve response problem. ...Read more
Heart symptoms-below: I assume you are talking about postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. This is a form of autonomic nervous system dysfunction. Going from a lying down position to a standing position causes an exaggerated increase in heart rate. The symptoms include dizziness/lightheadedness and palpitations. There is a good summary on nih page: http://www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/index. Htm. Type in pots at search. ...Read more
HR Fast Standing: POTS stands for Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome. "Syndrome" is important because is more than one disease the results in the same set of symptoms which are a rapid HR on standing, then sometimes dizziness, feeling faint, feeling shaky/tremulous, visual changes, throbbing in the head, weakness, chest discomfort & more. The tx depends cause & can be simply time to cardiac procedures. ...Read more
Prognosis is good: Most people with pots are doing better a year after diagnosis and eventually outgrow it. By one year 37% no longer have it. (mayo clinic proceedings 2012:87 (8) 744-752.) treatment is: drink plenty of fluids everyday, eat an unrestricted salt diet, wear support hose, get up slowly from lying down or sitting. If that fails to provide adequate relief, meds can be administered. ...Read more
Basic differences...: POTS: Abnormally fast sinus rhythm at rest or minimal activity that accelerates beyond expectations and is out of proportion to physiologic necessity, not resulting from an explainable underlying cause. Diagnosed by exclusion. IST: Condition of orthostatic intolerance leading to abnormal increase in heart rate with change in position. Diagnosed with tilt table. ...Read more
STOP acronyms now: Someone more acronymically-attuned than I will surely be able to answer your question but I must comment that acronyms usually reflect provincialism within medical specialties. For instance I get consults from ophthalmologists so crammed with acronyms that I have to call them to find out what they mean. The new saying is "if you don't have the facts on your side, baffle them with acronyms". ...Read more
Medical question?: Doctors have to wash dishes as much as anybody else, but this question is not our best expertise. Still, one can soak burnt pots & pans in hot water and soap to see if the burnt food loosens up. If this doesn't work you need to scrub -- or consult with someone more informed about kitchen cleaning ideas. Good luck and happy cooking. ...Read more
Hard to control: Pots can be a challenge. Avoiding dehydration & unnecessary stimulants (like caffeine or nicotine) can be helpful. Aerobic lower extremity exercises or compression hose can help. Meds may include fludrocortisone, ssri antidepressants, Clonidine (an alpha2 adrenergic agent), Labetalol (an alpha1/beta blocker) or even Methyldopa may be effective. May require multiple tries to find a good approach. ...Read more