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My husband says my heart rate is too high, since it rests at about 90-100. Is it normal, if not how can I fix it? I'm not an excerciser type person, I don't have the stamina for it.

My husband says my heart rate is too high, since it rests at about 90-100. Is it normal, if not how can I fix it? I'm not an excerciser type person, I don't have the stamina for it.

Dysautonomia - MVP : May have rapid heartbeats in association with dysautonomia / mitral valve prolapse syndrome - neither are usually life threatening but both cause patients anxiety about their symptoms. See doctor to be checked . Read Dr. Richard hoffman's book on MVP on Amazon.Com. Increase fluid intake, try magnesium and fish oil supplements. Low dose beta blockers help control the rate. ...Read more

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If I had a heart attack, what is the likelihood that I will not survive?

If I had a heart attack, what is the likelihood that I will not survive?

Dependends on risk: Survival likelihood depends on the extent of their heart attack and the health and age of the patient. One commonly used tools to calculate likelihood of dying considers age, history of diabetes, high blood pressure, or angina, evidence of heart failure, severity of attack, weight, and timing of therapy. Risk of dying within 30 days with mid-high score is 1-36%. After 30 days, it's 1-17% for 1 yr. ...Read more

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What is the outcome if I have a UTI and i'm six weeks pregnant. What is happening to the baby if it is being affected?

What is the outcome if I have a UTI and i'm six weeks pregnant. What is happening to the baby if it is being affected?

Separated issue: Baby is protected by the fetal membranes from any outside influences. Germs would only bother the fetus if they entered your blood & traveled there through the placenta.A UTI won't do that. Common antibiotics can be prescribed which cure you while not hurting baby. ...Read more

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Hi my son isn't very web so just wanted to no what is the breathing rate ment to b in a 3year old as it seems to fast thank u?

Hi my son isn't very web so just wanted to no what is the breathing rate ment to b in a 3year old as it seems to fast thank u?

If you're counting: Correctly, a persistent respiratory rate in the 40's or above, not just when fussing, would be of concern. ...Read more

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My wife is pregnant and I am concerned about superfetation occurring where a new baby is conceived but then unable to attach to the uterus wall, resulting in miscarriage. I know it is highly unlikely but is this a reasonable concern? Thank you.

My wife is pregnant and I am concerned about superfetation occurring where a new baby is conceived but then unable to attach to the uterus wall, resulting in miscarriage. I know it is highly unlikely but is this a reasonable concern? Thank you.

Very Very Rare: To say that Superfetation is rare is a gross understatement. There have been about 10 cases documented in all of the medical literature. Nearly all Ob/Gyns go through their entire careers without seeing a case. Being struck by lightning or winning the lottery is more common than superfetation. Its not something I would worry about! Best wishes! ...Read more

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What to do if I had a dream about my deceased former father-in-law, what can it mean?

What to do if I had a dream about my deceased former father-in-law, what can it mean?

You sound fine: "I have had a most rare vision. I have had a dream—past the wit of man to say what dream it was. Man is but an ass if he go about to expound this dream." -- Shakespeare. Despite "pop" wisdom and the valuable overall contribution of Freud, don't try to make sense of dreams. If he was special to you, it's natural to dream of him sometimes. Best wishes. ...Read more

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If a female teenager was to get a heart transplant that was chronically rejected, how long would it take to realize that?

If a female teenager was to get a heart transplant that was chronically rejected, how long would it take to realize that?

Depends: Any heart transplant can reject acutely or chronically. That is why the best match and candidates are chosen. We have a shortage of donors also as a significant limitation. Chronic rejection can be suspected on clinical grounds and confirmed on periodic biopsy. ...Read more

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What can I do if my heart rate is 131 is this ok?

What can I do if my heart rate is 131 is this ok?

Maybe: If you're exercising, it's normal. If you're resting it's not. ...Read more

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What to do if heart rate was 120 and as of now it is 100. Could my baby be harmed?

What to do if heart rate was 120 and as of now it is 100. Could my baby be harmed?

It depends...: ...On the situation. If the baby is still inside mom, a drop in heart rate below 100 could suggest a problem. However, if the baby is already outside mom, a heart rate of 100 is usually quite okay. We may need to factor in other circumstances, like the baby's age and whether there are any other symptoms. ...Read more

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What is a good means of determining if I am pregnant before it is time to get my period?

What is a good means of determining if I am pregnant before it is time to get my period?

EPT or blood test: The early pregnancy test can be taken a few days earlier than the standard home pregnancy tests. Blood tests ordered by doctor is another possiblity. ...Read more

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I was wondering for my 17 year old what would be the chances of surving colon cancer ? If it spread to the spleen what stage would it be?Will he die?

I was wondering for my 17 year old what would be the chances of surving colon cancer ? If it spread to the spleen what stage would it be?Will he die?

Why do you ask?: First, it's extremely uncommon for a 17 year old to have ordinary colon cancer unless there's a pre-existing multiple-polyps syndrome. Second, colon cancer almost never spreads to the spleen. Something is not right here. You need to find out exactly what's happening before you make any plans. I hope you get this solved. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What can I do if my heart rate has increased greatly this past year. Is there anyway to lower it?

What can I do if my heart rate has increased greatly this past year. Is there anyway to lower it?

Needs evaluation. : You are obviously having symptoms with this heart rate increase. There may be many causes of this increase but your thyroid function needs to be evaluated. A holter monitor may be needed to diagnose inappropriate sinus tachycardia or another arrhythmia. Your doctor might start you on beta blockers or a newer drug ivabradine. ...Read more

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How to know if my husband has contracted histoplasmosis. I am now wondering if this is a threat to my health?

How to know if my husband has contracted histoplasmosis. I am now wondering if this is a threat to my health?

Why do you ask?: Histoplasmosis isn't catching from person to person -- the infectious phase of the organism is found in nature and is different from what may be coughed up. Here in kansas city, almost everybody has survived histoplasmosis and nobody even inquires what that particular chest cold was your infection. ...Read more

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What to do if every second heartbeat is a lot fainter when I take my own heart rate is that normal?

What to do if every second heartbeat is a lot fainter when I take my own heart rate is that normal?

Bigeminy: It's called bigeminy. It's not normal. It's not, in itself, harmful either, but does raise the question of your heart's overall health. You need to have it evaluated. ...Read more

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I have mild-moderate acne.21 Male. What is the average age to grow out of it?I know theres a chance I might not, just when should I expect it to slow?

I have mild-moderate acne.21 Male. What is the average age to grow out of it?I know theres a chance I might not, just when should I expect it to slow?

Hormonal Acne: Often by 25-25 your acne will reduce, however some persistent cystic acne can continue though out life, but good treatment with topical or oral antibiotics and cystic suppression medicines like retinoic acids are available see your primary care physician for evaluation and treatment, you will have good results, take care! ...Read more

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Why is it that one minute im happy and the next i want to beat someone up?

Why is it that one minute im happy and the next i want to beat someone up?

Mood swings?: It sounds like your mood is shifting very quickly -- some call these "mood swings." it may be a good idea to see your physician about this, as mood swings can happen with several conditions that could get worse if not treated. Sometimes it has to do with pms-type issues, but it can also be part of certain mood disorders, etc. Your physician can help you get the right treatment, if needed. ...Read more