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Widow Maker Treatment
A normal 17 yr old. Who gets bitten by black widow or brown recluse spider. Does he require treatment?
Find out which one: It's important to find out which one as they require very different treatments. Black widows have a neurotoxic venom that can attack the respiratory system. Brown recluse (fiddle-back or violin spiders) have a hemotoxic venom that causes necrosis and ulcer formation. Both require treatment. See your doc right away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Widowed x 7y. 7 children. Hosp. For suicidal ideation 4x. In therapy for 7 y. Still in so much pain. So angry! Lost all friends after. What to do?
It can be so hard...: This sounds very sad and you need to find better help which can be a challenge. But please don't give up. Try new therapists until you find one you trust. Also seek support from clergy or another type of community activity or 12-step or PWP group. You don't list your medications or procedures but there may be help available from a new doctor/therapist - keep trying! ...Read more
Had a block before and had a stunt before. Now diagnosed LBBB, what treatment is suggested, have borderline diabetes and on medicine. Is it safe to get a pace maker.
Cardiac issues: One can have an electrical and/or vascular block ,if either is severe enough treatment can involve respectively a pacemaker or stent ,both procedures incur a small risk, worthwhile if the risk of not undergoing the procedure exceeds that of the procedure itself.. LBBB only needs treatment if certain criteria are met. ...Read more
Liver cancer stage 4 , lung cancer and spleen cancer with cirrhosis and hep c can I take chemotherapy treatment to reduce tumor maker?
My brother has heart diseace called widow maker, he has had 4 way by-pass, and now his right side of neck is 72% blocked, what are his odds of getting be?
Treat cholesterol: Sounds like he is getting widespread "hardening of the arteries" from cholesterol or trigyceride disease. This should be aggressively treated with appropriate medication and diet. Existing deposits can be stabilized, and studies have even shown regression in the most severe cases when treated properly. Discontinue tobacco, if used. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Widow-maker heart diseace with 72% blockage in right side of neck, what are the odds of him getting better?
Excellent: The "widow-maker" is a high grade blockage in the left anterior descending coronary artery. It can be treated with angioplasty and stenting (usual) or by-pass surgery (if necessary). Carotid disease requires no treatment unless symptomatic or very severe - then can be handled with endarterectomy (usual) or stenting (hi risk). Get your cholesterol and BP down and if you smoke, don't! ...Read more
Black widow spider bite symptoms what are the symptoms of a black widow spider bite and what is the recommended treatment?
Black Widow Spider: Black widow spider bites can cause localized pain. This can lead to cramping of muscles in the are of the bite. Or there can be generalized cramping of muscles, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, chest pain, difficulty breathing and tremor. If pain is significant or you have generalized body symptoms- seek medical care. For severe symptoms call 911. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Refers to LAD Artery: The "widow-maker" artery is the left anterior descending artery of the heart. It serves the left ventricle. A major blockage or occlusion of this artery can be devastating and result in sudden death or at least a very serious myocardial infarction (mi), hence the nickname! thank you for what you do. Paramedics have saved my life before; I have enormous respect for you. Carry on. Lgromkomd. ...Read more
At 38 had a widow maker they say only 40% of my heart is working have family history of heart problems high bp and ch am over weight no wind help????
Need cardiologist! : We need to get you in with a cardiologist ASAP! We can help in a prime visit to get a referral set up. Water, walking and fruits and veggie diet necessary to maximize your quality of life. Work with your cardiologist to tailor your behavior change regimen to your disability level. Best of luck and thanks for reaching out. ...Read more
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