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  • 4 days ago

    54 y/o female dangerous symptoms blood test results included plz help my Mom

    [IMG] i63.tinypic.com/.../IMG] [IMG] i67.tinypic.com/.../IMG] Summary of symptoms for anyone who cannot or does not want to read the detailed symptoms: *I have taken her to ER twice the first time they checked her heart and said nothing came up. The 2nd time 2 days ago they did a d-dimer, contrast CT and sent her home!! I asked them to scan her brain they didn’t and they only put Diagnosis of coughing up blood - she complained of right leg Charlie horses and they did not even check for a blood clot....

  • 17 days ago

    How many stents before bypass is needed

    I am wondering how many heart stents can I get before bypass open heart should be done?
  • 1 month ago

    Endomyocardial Fibrosis

    I am 51 years old man, originally from Congo/Drc. Presented to Steve Biko Academic Hospital file no: GT63966354, was admitted On the 14th February 2014 for 6 month and discharged on the 27th August 2014 The medical exams and diagnostics from SBAH was done and the result states that the Applicant developed a Cardiac Failure and artrial flutter. He also gives a previous history of a previous CVI and embolism into his left and right atria. The myocardium appeared specked. A cardiac MRI was suggestive....
  • 2 months ago

    Is it possible to manage cholesterol naturally

    Hi All I have been researching on ways to manage cholesterol and I have come across a lot of articles providing ways to lower it naturally. Anybody has any insights they can provide? Here are some of best finds if anyone's interested http://www.bodyandsoul.com.au/health/health-news/natural-ways-to-lower-cholesterol/news-story/0d43e9c3aa51d8fbf2831c49d6e41cac https://www.choice.com.au/health-and-body/conditions/cardiovascular-disease/articles/lowering-cholesterol-naturally https://www.doctorshealthpress....
  • 2 months ago

    Quick question about NPC1L1

    I have been told NUMEROUS times in the US that I have a gene that I received from my father that prevent high cholesterol. I am 52 years of age and always have had LOW numbers. Per Google they are saying "researchers found that people with one inactive copy of NPC1L1 appeared to be protected against high LDL cholesterol" About 6 years ago I have my Gall bladder removed and due to an accident from the doctor, I had to have a blood transfusion. Today I just got my lab work back and it is....
  • 3 months ago

    It's about a concern for why I cannot have my grapefruits

    It's not a post , It's a concern . I love my grapefruits and I was just so happen to be reading the instruction on my bottle of simvastatin and realize that i'm not supposed to be eating grapefruits with this medication and I wanted to know why ?
  • 3 months ago

    Blood pressure and stroke

    I'm a 56 year old female, nurse and not ignorant. I've had chronic hypertension for some years now, barely manageable by PCP who told me that pressures of 180's/110's weren't high enough to cause a CVA.... am I missing something here? My average blood pressure on 2 different meds is 150/90.
  • 3 months ago

    Low cholesterol HDL

    Hello guys, recently had some blood work done. The doctors nurse called me today while I was at work and told me that my cholesterol HDL I think that’s the name was low at 44 and said I needed to do aerobics! I’m very fit and very active so I already do aerobics. I read on this and i saw that doing a low carb high fat diet will help elavate your Cholesterol. How low should I go for carbs and how high for fats?? I’ve gained about 10lbs and need my health to be better. Thanks in advanced
  • 3 months ago

    Triglyceride question

    I am a male 37 years old. In what I thought was perfect health. Workout 2-3 hours a day, eat a good diet, take plenty of supplements. I have a yearly blood test for work. The last 3 years my triglycerides were 102, 100 and suddenly 305 this year. Is this possibly a false reading. My blood pressure was 119/61, BMI 20, Total Cholesterol 173, HDL 60, LDL 52 and non fasting glucose 94. This test was after the thanksgiving holiday. I ate like crap for about 5 days and drank a massive amount of alcohol....
  • 4 months ago

    irregular heartbeat

    Have had problem with irregular heartbeat since childhood. It only happens when I eat hard to digest foods, normally several hours pass or even 1 day, and they enter my intestinal system. Irregular heartbeat can last for just a few seconds or up to numerous hours. A cardiologist in Chester SC told me I have tachacardia and put me on diltiazem and amiodarone. Being as how this only happens after eating hard to digest foods even with the medications, I am beginning to wonder if it`s an intestinal problem....