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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Prednisone (Definition)

Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more


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Have MS. Medrol (methylprednisolone) always causes low heart rate in me / chest pain when breathe too . Tests always fine aside from heart rate. Safe to take for relapse?

Have MS. Medrol (methylprednisolone) always causes low heart rate in me / chest pain when breathe too . Tests always fine aside from heart rate. Safe to take for relapse?

Unusual: Given that medrol (methylprednisolone) enhances one's sympathetic nerve response, fast heart rate is a more likely consequence. However you did get chest pain with breathing from it, you will need to tell your doctor about this. ...Read more

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I can always feel my heart beating in my stomach and cheat even when it's a low heart rate is it cause I'm focused on it due to anxiety? All I think

I can always feel my heart beating in my stomach and cheat even when it's a low heart rate is it cause I'm focused on it due to anxiety? All I think

Anxiety: These are symptoms of anxiety. At age 24, stresses of relationships, separation, education, work, finances, and unresolved conflicts contribute to anxiety. Anxiety is treatable with very good success. Please see a Therapist. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of a low heart rate during nst?

What are the possible causes of a low heart rate during nst?

Normal or...: I assume you mean the baby's heart rate. Drops can be normal, but can also represent a problem that may require that you be delivered immediately. Direct this question to your obgyn right away! good luck! ...Read more

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What causes really low heart rate ranges between 30 and 50?

What causes really low heart rate ranges between 30 and 50?

Nodal dysfunction: If you have a slow heart beat you should be checked. It is possible you may have dysfunction in your conduction system of the heart. Some medications could be attributing factor. See your md. ...Read more

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Can a spinal tap cause low heart rate? If not what could cause low heart rate? What am i @ risk of due to having low heart rate? How to gain normalhr

Can a spinal tap cause low heart rate? If not what could cause low heart rate?  What am i @ risk of due to having low heart rate? How to gain normalhr

Lumbar puncture: A spinal tap would not normally cause a low heart rate, if you have a persistent low heart rate that is symptomatic a consultation with a cardiologist would be the best route to go. ...Read more

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Parent had pacemaker put in due to low heart rate (30's-40's). Had high BP and is overweight. What are the likely causes of decreased heart rate?

Parent had pacemaker put in due to low heart rate (30's-40's). Had high BP and is overweight. What are the likely causes of decreased heart rate?

Slow heart rate: Just answered this earlier. We had no definite cause to this. The sinus node, or the heart pacer is just simply slow in firing, could have been from previous ischemia but we can't say for certain. It is not a common condition but we see it enough and yes more in the elderly, so the ischemic theory probably is true. ...Read more

Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
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Slow Heart Rate (Definition)

Slow heart rate is a symptom in which a person's heart rate (the number of heart contractions per minute) is less than normal for the average person of the same size, doing the same activities. For adults, slow heart rate usually means a rate below 50-60 beats per ...Read more


Heart Rate (Definition)

Heart rate is a measurement of the number of times a person's heart beats in one minute. Normal heart rates vary with a person's age and with excitement and exercise. Abnormal heart rates are too slow, too fast, and/or irregular (too much ...Read more