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What Do You Do If A Person Stops Breathing But They Still Have A Pulse
Doctor eval...: Clinically, the chest pain description can suggest the diagnosis but sometimes, testing is needed to determine whether or not it is due to a cardiac etiology. An ekg and/or stress test, etc. Can determine if the chest pain is due to a cardiac cause. Once this is ruled out, other etiologies, like asthma, musculoskeletal pain, etc. Can then be diagnosed. See a doctor if you have chest pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dont understand ?: Nicotine metabolism is pretty much the same in most, if not all people. It is already rapidly metabolized, which is why people smoke 20 cigarettes a day on average. I don't know what you mean by a 'normal' smoker. Smoking tobacco is, in and of itself, abnormal, and you would be far better off in every way if you quit. Please consider a smoking cessation program. ...Read more
What does it mean when You are anxious a lot and you cry a lot and your always wondering how life would be if you weren't born but your not suicidal?
You need some help: What you describe is very common and needs some help dealing with. A lot of young people feel this way and it is possibly a mixed anxiety/depression for which there is very successful treatment. You should consult with your Primary Care Provider referral to a Mental Health Professional!. If you are still in school (College) a Student Health counselor is always available! Seek Help NOW! Good Luck Z ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you have afib and you have your heart shocked to get it back on beat but fails. Then they do it again if that fails what do if that fails what do they do next.
Options: Options will include antiarrhythmic medications ( medications to help the heart stay in regular rhythm) or catheter/surgical ablation. This will usually depend on the age of the individual, presence of structural heart disease, cardiac risk factors, concern about antiarrhythmic medications, presence of other surgical indications, ..Etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What happens if you have heart surgery and they can't get your heart started again. The machine is doing it for you? What would they do next?
What to do if I have an uncomfortable feeling in heart and i want to know if it is serious or not?
Discomfort: If you have chest discomfort, it would be prudent to see a physician to check it out. ...Read more
What to do if i heard that its not normal to get palpitations over a guy/girl you are heart condition, is that true?
Palpitations: Palpitations have many causes from anxiety through anatomic and physiologic abnormalities. The feeling of bounding usually relates to the volume of blood pumped with each palpitation. There is no simple single answer for the question. If you're bothered by the feeling should consult a dr. To see if the problem can be clarified. ...Read more
What does it mean if you are not able to pass urine for 2 days but feel like you have a full bladder?
Failure to void. : It is not normal to go for two days without passing urine. Failure to void is caused by obstruction of the bladder, or an inability of the bladder to contract and expel the urine. A buildup of a large volume of urine can damage your bladder and eventually your kidneys, as well and increase your chances of a urinary infection. Please see a physician for evaluation if this is the case. ...Read more
Call 911: 1. Call 911 2. Call 911 - this is most important - they need immediate medical care at a hospital and each minute counts. Then, 3. Give an Aspirin - whatever dose you have - technically 325 mg but a couple of 81 mg if that's all you have is a lot better than none. 4. Keep the patient comfortable and wait for help. 5. Know where the automatic defibrillator is just in case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I have arm shaking and an urgent need to eat and when I eat this symptom disappears does that mean that What to do if I have hypoglycemia?
Not hypoglycemia: Hypoglycemia is vanishingly rare. Symptoms include nervousness, sweating, hunger, anxiety, blurred vision, fatigue, fast heart rate, etc. -- however unless you have diabetes and are on Insulin or other medication, have renal or liver disease, cancer or prior stomach surgery -- then true hypoglycemia neveer occurs in human beings. If it a very frequently and incorrectly made diagnosis. ...Read more
Why when I have an asthma attack albuterol does not work, so what should I do if the only thing that helps is deep breathing?
Vocal cord dysfuncti: You may have vocal cord dysfunction rather than asthma. This is due to constriction of the vocal cords. In asthma, the wheezing usually occurs when you breath out, and abluterol is effective. In vocal cord dysfunction, the wheezing occurs when you breathe in, and albuterol is not effective. Speech therapy is very effective for vocal cord dysfunction. ...Read more
Elevated heart rate : Tachycardia can heralds a heart attack as a lone symptom, but is rare. Usually shortness of breath, confusion, fatigue, nausea, dizziness, weakness, sweats, or other symptoms accompany it. Rapid heart rate is more likely to mean one of several other diagnosis if encountered alone (hyperthyroid, infection, atrial fibrillation, anxiety, etc). If you have a rapid heart rate, get seen in an er today. ...Read more
Is it dangerous or can you have an attack when your working out if you have anxiety? I started 130hr to 163hr. Is that bad?
Yes, check it out: Research has shown a correlation between an increased risk of heart disease and anxiety, therefore, if you are experiencing heart palpitations, it is wise to talk with your doctor and determine if there is a physical cause for your heart palpitations. Some physical causes can include arrhythmia, tachycardia, bradycardia or atrial fibrillation. Hyperthyroidism can also cause irregular beat. ...Read more
Classically: Angina pectoris =substernal pressure, pain with radiation to the neck or left or right arm and shoulder. Some will have abdominal pain-and be confused with gallbladder or stomach symptoms. Ladies seem to have less classic// or tolerate pain better than men. Relief with Nitroglycerin is very suggestive. A feeling of impending doom, pallor, sweating suggest a bad day! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Herpes zoster: Should be fine. Dry them carefully and watch for development of increased redness, pain, swelling and warmth over the area which could signify secondary bacterial infection, but the likelihood that this will happen is very low. Good luck and hope you are better soon. ...Read more
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