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Doctor insights on: What Does The Heart Have To Do With The Muscular System

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How can I tell the difference between heart pain and muscular/skeletal chest pain?

How can I tell the difference between heart pain and muscular/skeletal chest pain?

Chest pain.: Honestly, sometimes hard to tell. There's a significant amount of overlap symptom-wise. Heart-related pain can hurt when you press your chest, and muscular pains can happen with walking. Sometimes a good evaluation and directed testing are necessary just to be sure. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the difference of muscular pain and a heart attack ?

Nature and severity: There is no hard and fast rule, and diagnosing a heart attack requires training, experience, investigation and judgement, but some generalisations follow... Heart attack pain is often deep, visceral, unrelenting and with symptoms of nausea, sweating and pressure. Chest wall pain is often more sharp, stabbing, fleeting, and can change with position, using the affected muscle and with breathing. ...Read more

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Is it okay to procreate if I have mild heart failure and duchenne muscular dystrophy?

Is it okay to procreate if I have mild heart failure and duchenne muscular dystrophy?

Please check...: With your doctor if your degree of heart failure is safe for sexual activity, or even taking care of a child! given your age, it appears you have done remarkably well with a diagnosis of duchenne's md. However, please keep in mind that if you and your partner have a girl, she will automatically be a carrier of the disease. ...Read more