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Nuclear Medicine Stress Test Side Effects
Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more
Is it ok to take a flight after a nuclear exercise test (thalium test)? Are there any side effects or precautions?
Yes but: It's ok, particularly if you weren't noted to have any concerning heart disease on the imaging study. But if you are flying within 3 days of the test, it's possible detectors at the airport may register your "radioactivity" causing issues with you going through security/boarding. Most radiology departments will fill out a form documenting the test and the reason why you may be "+". ...Read more
A few: Dipyrmiadole is a vasodilating med used in stress testing. Common side effects include flushing, shortness of breath, chest pain and drop in blood pressure. The side effects can be reversed with IV aminophylline. Over all risk is generally low but another agent might be better to use in those with COPD and active asthma(should be avoided) as well as those with slow heart rates or heart block. ...Read more
Apart from anti depressants and cbt any other advanced medication available for health anxiety. Doctor has written echo@lveh. Stress test negative.
Health Anxiety: I understand your concern about health Anxiety. Believe in Blessings of Breath of Life (PRANA) and Healing power of your Body. Experience Wonders of World Heritage Sites in your Country. See a Psychiatrist for Medication benefits and side effects including Lorazepam, Alprazolam, and Buspar (buspirone) for Anxiety; and Therapy for stresses in your life. Do Breathing and Music Relaxation, Yoga, and Meditation. ...Read more
What are the side effects of anti depressant/anti anxiety pills or other medicine used for mental illnesses?
Side-effect: This response needs a whole book to write. Every group of medicines has its own side-effects. I can respond better if u would specify which medicine. ...Read more
Talk to your doc...: It is quite normal to be apprehensive about the test and potential side effect of med/material you are given. The substances often used in nuclear stress test is called thallium-201 or technetium-99 radioactive isotopes. The amount used is quite small and long-term cancer risk is less than 1 in 1000 in older adults. I recommend discussing your concern with your doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: There are some side effects with some types of stress test. The chemical stress tests tend to have a few more side effects than exercise. Fortunately these are usually gone within a few minutes to have an hour. There are also some rare complications which can include death heart attack and arrhythmias. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could taking certain medication (Albuterol, Flovent, Buspar) effect Syphilis Serology test results?
Highly unlikely: The initial tests for syphilis are screening tests which are quite sensitive but may be non-specific. If these are negative it is not going to be from medications you are taking. If positive they are almost always followed up with more specific testing to be sure that they were not biologically false-positive results. ...Read more
Imitrex (sumatriptan) & allergy ok: It's all right to take your allergy medication on the same day as your sumatriptan. There are no dangerous interactions warnings for antihistamines, leukotriene blocking agents or steroids when used in combination with sumatriptan. The only warning that comes close is a warning for the cough syrup ingredient dextromethorphan. ...Read more
Low Risk - Headache: Florbetapir f18 (trade name amyvid) is a new pet imaging agent that helps to diagnose alzheimer's disease. From the clinical trials, side effects (also called adverse reactions) were quite unusual, with no serious ones. The most common side effect was headache, occurring in 1.8% of the patients. Next was musculoskeletal pain (0.8%), followed by nausea and fatigue (each at 0.6%). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
NO!!!!: Caffeine should not be ingested prior to pharmacologic cardiac stress since it can interfere with the results. Stopping caffeine ingestion for at least 24 hours prior to pharmacologic stress should be sufficient. If caffeine is ingested and pharmacologic stress is performed, this can cause false negative results. If you have taken caffeine, stress may be rescheduled or switched to dobutamine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NO, however...: Homeopathic cheledonium is one of many homeopathic remedies that can treat palpitations, suggesting that taking it can cause palpitations if not diluted homeopathically. However, the homeopathic form has virtually no actual chemicals & is not known to cause palpitations. However, if you had palpitations prior to taking it, they might worsen for a few days as a temporary aggravation/healing crisis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There's a list of...: Things that may lead to a false negative: inhaled and oral bronchodilators, cromolyn, nedocromil, hydroxyzine, cetirizine, leukotriene modifiers, coffee, tea, cola drinks, and chocolate. Sometimes oral or inhaled corticosteroids are included in the list. Whether or not these things "cause" a negative depends on many factors. The list and more information is from the Cleveland Clinic website. ...Read more
Dynacirc (isradipine) Side Effect: The most common side effects of Dynacirc (isradipine) include: headaches swelling or water retention (edema) - fatigue dizziness feelings of a forcefully or rapidly beating heart (palpitations) flushing nausea less common side effects chest pain difficulty breathing fast heart rate rash frequent urination weakness vomiting diarrhea. ...Read more
My NCS test result normal, HBsAg result negative, no Diabetes. My neurologist gave me a drug combining Fluphenazine & Nortriptyline & B1,B6, B12 Why?
What is your: diagnosis? Need this info to try to answer? Do you have a chronic pain condition? ...Read more
Neg Hiv Ag/Ab combo test at 16 weeks is conclusive?can somebody release my mind plz?terrible anxiety killing me.can stress or anthg affect the result?
Radiation exposure: There most certainly is radiation exposure with nuclear cardiology stress testing whether it is with thallium, sestamibi, or any of the pet imaging agents. The exposure is minimal but real and the risk vs. Benefit to the patient needs to be considered before ordering the study. Pregnant women should not have these studies and young women can have a very small but increased risk of breast cancer. ...Read moreSee 14 more doctor answers
Are there any serious side effects of clochecine and allopurinol, can they effect kidneys?doc gave me renal blood test after month of taking med
Creatine: Many people are trying to build muscle faster and turning to supplements in a belief that they will help. Creatine can be dangerous because it could damage the kidneys especially if you get dehydrated. Several professional athletes have been hospitalized due to complications from creatine. Better to eat a high protein diet with a regular workout. Don't try to cheat by using supplements. ...Read more
The medical specialty of nuclear medicine involves the use of unsealed radioactive pharmaceuticals that can help image molecular flow throughout the body. The medical use of radiopharmaceuticals also includes the treatment of some cancers and bone pain. Nuclear medicine is separate from diagnostic radiology, which utilizes the use of external (sealed) radioactivity ...Read more
A stress test is a cardiac test which can include walking on a treadmill and monitoring your heart while you are walking. They can also inject you with a nuclear material and do a more comprehensive scan on your heart to check for blockage. They can also do a chemical stress test which omits the need to ...Read more
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