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  • 4 days ago

    Ashwagandha & Blood Thinner Interactions

    I have had two heart attacks, one very severe with 3 arteries 100% blocked & 4th 65% blocked. However I avoided any type of surgery. I am at a crossroad right now. I have become quite weak and tire pretty easily. My general cardiologist suggested that I take a supplement "ashwagandha' for 15 days, stop for 15 days and keep alternating. However my cardiac surgeon says that 'ashwagandha' interferes with blood thinners & thus will put me at risk. Question is "Does Ashwagandha....
  • 7 days ago

    a number of symptoms..

    Hello, I have a few different symptoms that I wanted to ask some questions about. For the past month, I have had shooting pains in my chest. I feel like I can't take a deep breath in. Sometimes when I lean over it gets better. My heart also starts racing for no reason at all. Whatever I am doing. I feel like I'm going to vomit but I don't. The other day I was driving on the highway, when all of the sudden I got very nauseous. I pulled over. I suddenly got a chest pain that radiated to....
  • 9 days ago

    Heart rate

    My heart rate has been erratic for months. I'm jumping from 54 BPM to 197 in a matter of minutes. It stays high for a few minutes and then drops down low. To 65. My chest hurts often and there is a hard lump. I have had a mammogram and they couldn't tell because of density. All test come back normal. I have had siezures when it jumps. The doctors say it is stress. I exercise but I'm far from an athlete. My heart rate while sleeping is mid to high 40s. Is anyone else going though this....
  • 15 days ago


    Im a 30yr old female and im really starting to struggle with life atm it started 4 months ago i was going lightheaded most days went gp had bloods all ok then i started to get pain in my chest arm and jaw had ecg was ok since then it gotten worse ive been to gp dont know how many times 3 days ago i blacked out for few seconds i rang 111 for advice they sent amublance out my ecg came bk with abnormal pvcs but said i should be fine and to ring gp i have and cnt get appointment only a phone one in 5....
  • 17 days ago

    Severe chest pain

    I am a 40 year old female. 5'10" 175 lbs. Married with 2 sons, ages 12 and 15. I suffer from depression and bipolar and am on medication for both. For the last several months I have been experiencing sharp chest pains, tightness around my upper chest and it gets hard to breathe. These episodes come on when I get stressed or sometimes wake me up at night. They will last anywhere from 5-30 minutes. I have had an EKG done and stress test both of which showed no problems. I have never had tests....
  • 19 days ago

    Concerns of Heart and Lung Health

    Hello, Im a 35 yr old American caucasian male who has been in and out of ERs , hospitals, Drs, Specialist and clinics my whole life. Mostly for stomach issues that have still yet to be properly diagnosed but usually thrown around between the oh so similar worlds of IBS, IBD, GERD and colitis. But changes from Dr to Dr and anytime a specialist can actually fit me in i dont usually happen to be experiencing any flares which go figure when the appointment ends up being 4 to 6 months from when i need....
  • 25 days ago

    Henrietta Lacks and Healthcare Leadership

    Henrietta Lacks and Health Care Leadership Risha Pierre MHA/508- Navigating the Regulatory Environment in Health Care January 27, 2020 Professor Rick Nordahl   Henrietta Lacks and Health Care Leadership In the 1950’s there was a family and women named Henrietta Lacks that was trying to get treated for her cervical tumor at the John Hopkins Clinic. During this time of the visit the Lacks family were unaware of the condition that Henrietta was in. In this article, I will discuss evaluating and determining....
  • 30 days ago

    Elevated heart rate and blood pressure

    Hey everyone! I'm a 26 year old I'm 5'10 and sadly 274 pounds with some health issues I'm worried about. Went to the hospital yesterday but ER doc checked xrays and blood samples and told me everything was fine. Elevated blood pressure and heart rate due too my anxiety panic disorder. plus being overweight doesn't help. I have to get on track with my weight and anxiety,, any suggestions?
  • 1 month ago

    Afib ablation

    I had an ablation for afib in December 2019. Since then I have had unbelievable fatigue, 2 weeks of vertigo, excessive burping and nauseated. the ablation was very close to my esophagus per the Dr. the doctor office thinks I shouldn’t be fatigued. looking to hear from people who might have similar. Thanks
  • 1 month ago

    Cardiac Advise

    My husband got his test results back and has to have angioplasty done on his right and left iliac arteries one is 85% blocked and the other is 50%. But with the same test they found he had a 75% blockage in his Right Renal Artery and his dr told us that because he is not on blood pressure medications that they weren't going to do anything about this that it was nothing to worry about. And I am thinking this dr is very wrong! With a 75% blockage I believe he should be getting something done am....