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I am experiencing rapid heart rate (worsened by: psychological stress, after exercise) , heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: bending forward, eating certain foods.)?
Maybe just heartburn: ...But chest pain is nothing to ignore! the potential origin of your symptoms includes: heart, lungs, mediastinum, esophagus, musculoskeletal, pericardium (sac around the heart), pleuritis, bronchiitis, or referred pain from a remote site. Your doctor will be concerned about accompanying fever, blood with coughing, vomiting, shortness or breath, difficulty reclining, tenderness. Get checked please ...Read more
Gastric bypass: The the bypass is the gold standard for weight loss operations. It's been around for over 50 yrs and is a proven operation. It is the best in terms of overall weight loss. It is a safe operation but should only be done by an experienced gastric bypass surgeon. There are many lap band surgeons out there, but few are good gastric bypass surgeons. I have recommended bypass for family members. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 41 178cm 109kg big frame m.Birth weight 5.5kg.Since 17 struggling with weight of 90-110.Exercises diets don't help.Should I go 4 bariatric surgery?
Alcohol ; bypass: You can have alcohol after a bypass but in moderation. Keep in mind that sweet drinks can cause dumping syndrome. Also, your tolerance will be much less than before so be careful. Lastly, alcoholic drinks (like beer and wine) can contain a lot of calories and you can gain weight from drinking too much. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why are there mixed opinions on reversal of nissen fundoplication surgery? Is reversal safe, difficult?
It is more difficult: To undo a nissen fundoplcation than to do it. After creating a nissen fundoplcation, it gets really scarred in place. To take it down puts the distal esophagus and gastric fundus at risk for injury. The only reason to consider taking one down is intolerable gastric bloating with inability to burp or vomit afterwards. And you have to consider why the fundoplcation was done in the first place. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lost of energy after cancer major operation, stage 4, chemo and radiation, am age 59 and i lose energy very fast?
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Variable: Depends on age, left ventricle, other risks etc. Depends on conduits- internal mammary grafts. The point is that most do well and for along time. I have patients at 30 years. ...Read more
I am experiencing rapid heart rate (worsened by: psychological stress, after exercise) , chest tightness (worsened by: psychological stress, after...
Anxiety: Most of what you mention can result from an anxiety disorder. After seeing your doctor to rule out or identify medical conditions, please see a mental health professional to learn stress management. Peace and good health. Qigong and yoga can be good self-help techniques. See www.asch.net for referrals to professionals who practice clinical hypnosis. ...Read more
Can hyperdynamic mild-mod mitral regurgitation be reversed without surgery? Im 130 lbs overweight with htn.
Probably improvable: If your MR is due to your MVP it might be improved by weight loss and HTN control. Weight loss might reduce the need for some medications and improve cardiac compliance which would reduce MR. If the MR is due to ruptured papillary muscle or chordae tendineae, surgery would be most likely indicated. ...Read more
60 Yrs.f.taking rabiprazole,aspirin, rosuvastatin, amlodipine,olmesartan.hd stroke 2 yrs bck.no physicl disabilty.nw tasts bittr all sweet food.reasn?
Adult females: Typically any adult female is a candidate. This is usually deferred until completion of growth - 18 years. Women over the age of 40 should likely undergo diagnostic imaging with a mammogram to establish a baseline or exclude underlying disease. Depending on your health insurance different criteria may be applied for coverage. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Littman: Stethescopes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Operations: In terms of ultimate weight loss, the bypass would be #1 followed closely by sleeve. The band would be a distant third. For fixing problems like diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, the ranking is the same. Sleeves are a good option for someone without diabetes or heartburn. If you have those problems or have a bmi over 50, the bypass is a better option. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Both done very: Successfully and routinely.Get a more detailed answer ›
Normal feeling: The band is the safest of all weight loss operations and if you use it correctly will be a great tool. ...Read more
Tired of paying for lifestyle choices. What is typical weight of a patient who requires triple cardiac bypass surgery?
Gastric bypass: Very effective. In fact, it is the most effective weight loss operation when compared to the lap band and sleeve gastrectomy. In addition, it has nearly a 90% cure rate for type 2 diabetes. Most people lose between 65-70% of their excess body weight. So if you are 100lbs overweight, that's about 65-70lbs of weight loss at a year to 18 months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer