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Testosterone Effects Vs. Clogged Arteries
Can dhea be used without the side effects of testosterone therapy as stroke heart disease heart attack?
DHEA: For men dhea will not be strong enough to replace testosterone deficiency. However, you are likely low on dhea so taking it will likely benefit you anyways. Based upon your history, i would recommend that you be evaluated by anti-aging specialist who could shed light on the testosterone controversy as well as talk to you about heart/stroke prevention because it gets a lot more complex. ...Read more
Atherosclerosis is the most common disease in 1st world countries & results in loss of blood supply, heart attack, stroke, etc. body wide. It is within the walls of arteries, without symptoms until plaques rupture releasing debris & inducing blood clots. ↑ed age, LDL-particles, blood glucose &/or pressure, ↓ HDL & smoking All ↑ incidence of events. Optimizing changeable ...Read more
Would using Dihydrotestosterone (DHT)blockers like an Antiandrogen to block DHT's from affecting hair follicle growth have unpleasant side effects?
Safer Med: Gel is safer compared to injection. But if you are looking for more effective one, it will be injection. ...Read more
Is Clopidogrel and Fenofibrate combination (Generic in UK (Fibrazate) for TIA from Carotid Artery Effective ?.
Yes and ?No: It depends on the condition of your carotids. If there is major degree of Atherosclerosis, then these medicines are of limited use as they are mainly preventive in benefits and work best for those who have no TIAs(which indicate high chance of severe disease). You should get your carotids checked with Ultrasound and or MRI/A to determine the extent of disease. Surgery(Endartrectomy) may help. ...Read more
Beta blocker ( 5 mg bystolic) is causing lot of bad side effect. Would arb/hct or ACE be good replacement to treat coronary artery blockage.? Thanks.
1 carotid artery closed. # 2 carotid 60% secondary artery restricts blood flo. I am on simvastatin 20mg warfarin 5-7 mg. Will serrapeptase help?
Several small strokes & completely blocked carotid in 58 y/o male. High bp, heart disease, former smoker. How serious is this? Surg not an option.
Stroke: Alternative flow through other arteries to the brain are compensating for the completely blocked carotid artery. While there is no surgical option at this time, there are several medical treatments. First, reduce high blood pressure. Stop smoking, reduce cholesterol, exercise, avoid processed foods and sugars, and lose weight if you are obese. ...Read more
Theoretically it can: However, serrapeptase hasn't been studied well to confirm its effectiveness for this purpose. Do the basic rule- diet, exercise, attain normal blood pressure , sugar, cholesterol and weight. Follow up with your dr. .http://www.ehow.com/facts_5040330_side-effects-serrapeptase.html#page=3. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: It is hard to know where your question is coming from. Testosterone should not dilate any arteries. If anything, too much t or inappropriate therapy can damage arteries. A sudden drop in t will cause flushing (just like menopause in women with an estrogen drop), which involves vasodilation in the skin. ...Read more
Which is Superior of drugs Fabrazate or Statins
in lowering cholesterol in Stroke Patient in their 70's
takes Clopidogrel both Carotid 50% Blocked?
I'm FTM pre-transition,the chemical structure of corticosteroids & testosterone are similar;does T have corticosteroids side effects ?
Steroids and testo: They are different products!Get a more detailed answer ›
Are there any alternative drug treatments to Plavix (clopidogrel) for stroke from both Carotid Artery50%Blockages which don't cause adverse effects of GI Bleeding?
Not really: All medications used after an ischemic stroke (cholesterol plaque rupture causing an interruption in blood flow) are treated with blood thinners. Some people are more sensitive to certain ones, so if you've had a GI bleed while on Plavix (clopidogrel), (clopidogrel) then talk to your neurologist. Plavix (clopidogrel) is usually the best, but start with aspirin 182 mg daily. If you still have strokes, then Aggrenox is the next step up. ...Read more
Vas surg said blocked subclavian L artery. No bp, & barely a pulse. 1 of 4 arteries to brain has reversed flow to try to get blood to L arm? Stroke?
Complicated scenario: Subclavian stenosis & coarctation of the aorta can cause this scenario. You may've been born with a condition & it just progressed. In any case, the situation's VERY complex. There's not enough space here to establish your history, go over ALL of your questions/concerns, & figure out a treatment plan that will reduce complications in the future. You're best off using HealthTap Prime. Good Luck! ...Read more
Why are you erections softer and smaller layely? Does high cholesterol and clogged arteries cause erectile dysfunction?
How safe are DHT blocking products like propecia/finasteride/saw palmetto? Side efx like gynecomastia and libido loss... Are those common at all?help.
Saw palmetto: is an unregulated supplement that has bio-identical properties, but is not standardized. If you are concerned about male pattern baldness, try using minoxidil and finasteride. Side effects are uncommon but possible. Try them and monitor for side effects. You can stop if dissatisfied with results. Claims that effects are long lasting seem dubious. ...Read more
Which is better/more effective and consistent - androgel or testosterone cypionate injection?(in terms of LiBiDo and less side effects)
Here are some...: Generally speaking, a 29-y-o man does rarely need T-supplement. Before starting T-use, medical necessity has to be properly established through detailed history, physical exam, & tests so to define if low-T (if any) results from testicular or pituitary malfunction caused by what. Only doing so can deduce right Rx with right T-use or not yet with close clinical F/U. So, Ask doctor timely. ...Read more
What's the best prescription med to boost libido, erectile dyysfunction and build lean muscle with minimal side effects. I'm 32 and male
Is lercanidipine safe in ckD as amlodipine does it realy has less side effects and renal protective effect( dilate pre and post cap renal arteriol)
BP Rx renal protect?: 28M form BG asks: Is lercanidipine safe in ckD as amlodipine does it realy has less side effects and renal protective effect( dilate pre and post cap renal arteriol) ? ANS: not in US formulary Google reveals is is CCB as is amlod. I would not expect significant differences in pts with Kidney disease. Chlorthalidone is preferred in Rx of HTN to CCBS, ACES etc See ALLHAT trial results. ...Read more
Should be the same: Both Cartia XT & Cardizem are diltiazem, a calcium channel blocker. These drugs relax your heart muscle & coronary arteries. Cartia XT is a longer acting/sustained release preparation. Often this is prescribed in order to simplify your drug taking regimen, having to take Cartia XT only once a day. But ? more expensive. It probably is a choice between convenience & cost:) ...Read more
Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...Read more
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