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Does Ibruphin (pain killer) stress/damage liver. How much is a safe amount to take daily ? Thank u.

Does Ibruphin (pain killer) stress/damage liver. How much is a safe amount to take daily ?  Thank u.

That is possible: 800mg 3 times a day is given in healthy adults This is from a National Institutes of Health report: The appearance of clinically apparent liver injury during long-term or chronic ibuprofen therapy has not been convincingly demonstrated. However, instances of asymptomtic flares of chronic hepatitis C have been reported after initiation of ibuprofen therapy with rapidly resolving with stopping. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

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


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Is Pain killers good to take with stress fractures ?

Is Pain killers good to take with stress fractures ?

Rest and ibuprofen: It depends on what type of pain medication. Stress fractures are micro fractures of the bone from overuse. To heal, they require rest and time for bone remodeling. Pain control is appropriate however strong narcotic pain medication can mask the pain and facilitate a return to activity too soon and delay healing. Anti-inflammatory medicine like Alleve or ibuprofen work well. ...Read more

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Dx w/LPR Silent Reflux..I don’t smoke,drink,eat unhealthy,I do nothing bad to my body.I have hard time eating,like food is stuck.Can stress cause this?

Dx w/LPR Silent Reflux..I don’t smoke,drink,eat unhealthy,I do nothing bad to my body.I have hard time eating,like food is stuck.Can stress cause this?

Swallowing: You MAY have a hiatal hernia. Anxiety can also produce the symptoms you mention. It is important to see your doctor for proper diagnosis. Then it can be treated. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Would an echo show if someone had a silent heart attack?How about a stress test?And how is a silent heart attack treated if the person feels fine now?

Silent attack: An EKG is the primary method of detecting myocardial damage. An echocardiogram can show diminished wall motion which implies damage. A stress test detects significant blockages in the coronary arteries. Prior heart attacks are treated with proper diet, daily aspirin therapy, statins and beta blockers(for at least the first year). Periodic stress tests may be ordered. A cardiologist gives best care ...Read more

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I think I had a silent heart attack due to acute stress. I went to the ER two weeks later but they could not detect anything. Can testing miss this?

I think I had a silent heart attack due to acute stress. I went to the ER two weeks later but they could not detect anything. Can testing miss this?

Yes: A heart attack at age 36 is unusual. But the answer to your question is yes, depending on the tests. THE most sensitive test to detect problems is an exercise stress test with EKG monitoring and evaluation of heart function with and without exercise either by echocardiogram or radioisotope. You would have to check to see whether those are covered by our insurance. ...Read more

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Am I suppose to settle for how I'm feeling ? Holter ekg nuclear stress endosco- colonoscopy. CBC and panel. I can't catch a breathe and have to breathe heavy. My heart beat feels silent and can't hear it. My headache today caused me to throw up 5 tin

Am I suppose to settle for how I'm feeling ? Holter ekg nuclear stress endosco- colonoscopy. CBC and panel. I can't catch a breathe and have to breathe heavy. My heart beat feels silent and can't hear it. My headache today caused me to throw up 5 tin

Dyspnea : Sorry you're not feeling well. You have listed a number of tests that were presumably normal which is good news despite ongoing symptoms. Full history and physical occupational exposures meds family surgical history all needed. At first glimpse I would add full pulmonary function tests / stress echo and cardiology consultation. Trial of bronchodilator therapy and allergy testing. Do you have hives ...Read more

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Do I have gastritis or do I have silent reflux and IBS from all my anxiety stress? I burp, taste acid, feel bloated, constipated, lump in throat

Do I have gastritis or do I have silent reflux and IBS from all my anxiety stress? I burp, taste acid, feel bloated, constipated, lump in throat

All wrapped up : Hard to say. Sounds like you have a variety of symptoms. I would see a gastroenterologist to start with. Also make some lifestyle modifications to reduce the symptoms. Just Google GERD and you will find many recommendations. ...Read more

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Can stress cause on?

Incomplete question: Can stress cause what? Please resubmit your question with specifics. Then we can better provide an answer. ...Read more

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How to lower my stress?

How to lower my stress?

It depends: It depends on what is stressing you, what resources for renewal and support you have, and what your personal resilience is. Your note indicates you're in afghanistan, an extremely stressful location for many people right now. You'd need to access existing medical, social, or psychological resources for personal assistance there; hopefully family is together and you & they can help each other. ...Read more

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What causes stress sui?

What causes stress sui?

"SUI": Stress urinary incontinence (sui) is when physical movement like heavy lifting, coughing, or sneezing causes accidental leaks of urine. It happens when there is poor function in the pelvic muscles that support the bladder or control the release of urine. This can result from childbirth, pregnancy, or pelvic surgery. For more, see http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/stress-incontinence/ds00828. ...Read more

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How do you cure stress?

How do you cure stress?

Stress Relief: Try doing activities that will lower your stress levels. Try doing yoga or tai chi or some sort of activity that will keep you relaxed. It may also help to take a mild muscle relaxant to help keep you calm. Always take deep breaths and try not to panic or think to hard about your life. Drink plenty of water. ...Read more

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Can stress cause death?

Can stress cause death?

Very rare: By itself, stress (actually dis-tress, when a person cannot or will not solve a pressing problem) contributes to disease, but causes death by itself only in extreme situations (i.e., torture). There is a "pop" notion that in, say, a fatal fall from a high place that the heart stops before impact and the decedent feels nothing; it's not true but comforts survivors. ...Read more

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What can trigger stress?

What can trigger stress?

Very subjective: There are many things that can trigger stress in individuals. It is not the incidents that happen, but the personal interpretation of what has happened that causes emotional distress for people. Look at what you are thinking about what happened, to see if you are "awfulizing" the incident, and work wtih a counselor to develop a more rational way of dealing with your normal stresses. ...Read more

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What is stress response?

What is stress response?

'fight or flight': Stress boosts activity in the sympathetic nervous system & stress hormones are released. Pulse, blood pressure, sweating, & breathing rate go up; skin temp. Decreases as blood shifts to the vital organs; there can be muscle tension or tremors, GI symptoms e.g. Nausea, stomach ache, diarrhea; pacing, hand-wringing, etc. The body is set for survival action, but suffers if this continues too long. ...Read more

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How can I relieve stress?

How can I relieve stress?

It depends: On what is causing your stress. Preventing it or removing it when possible is the best. Many people are helpful by mindfulness training, meditation, guided imagery cds, yoga classes, chi gung, exercise, reading, etc. For long term benefit and better overall mental health, support from a good psychotherapist can be transformational. ...Read more

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Does stress make you age?

In some ways, yes: Stress puts extra wear and tear on your cardiovascular system, and can increase the risk of a number of chronic diseases, substance abuse, and even accidents and injuries. It can make you feel tired and worn out too. Even if the stress doesn't literally add to your age, it can sure feel like it. ...Read more

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How do you control stress?

Can't: Impossible to "control" stress. What is possible is to become acquainted with sources of stress and respond to it in different ways. Therapists can offer you many ways to deal with sources of stress. ...Read more

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Can stress cause fainting?

Can stress cause fainting?

Sure can: This is the classic picture of "swooning" from screen and stage where the character, upon receiving some startling or otherwise dramatic news, faints, with dramatic music in the background, of course. In real life, this is caused by a drop in blood pressure due to a vasovagal response brought on by a strong emotional reaction. Very common and generally harmless (unless you hit your head!). ...Read more

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