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Heart Disease

Heart diseases are the conditions that affect the blood vessels, functioning of the heart, congenital heart deformities, heart valve diseases, heart muscle diseases, infections affecting the heart, etc. The indications of heart disease are chest pain, shortness of breath, palpations, numbness in the extremities, pain in the upper abdomen, etc. Quitting smoking, having a healthy diet, stopping the consumption of alcohol, regular exercise, etc., can prevent heart disease.

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My grandfather had heart disease. Am I at risk?

Query: Hello doctor. I am a 37-year-old male and am concerned about my health because my grandfather had heart disease. What are the chances that I might get the same issues? Is there any exercise to be followed to keep my heart strong and stay fit? How to stay physically active and healthy? What are the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. It is essential to be proactive in maintaining a healthy lifestyle to reduce the risk of heart disease. 1. Chances of developing heart issues: Genetics play a role, but it is not definitive. By adopting a healthy l...  Read Full »

My father feels drowsy with leg swelling. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My father is 42 years of age, and he has a congestive and congenital heart disease by birth. He visited many doctors, but all of them suggested that there is no need for any immediate treatment and that he can live with it. He is now under medications, and he is doing well. The reason ...  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Sorry to hear about your dad's health issues. Your dad seems to be suffering from Eisenmenger's syndrome. This is a long-term complication of congenital heart disease. It is the cause of his kidney problems. In my practice, I usually suggest diuretics for my pati...  Read Full »

Why am I experiencing intermittent chest pain?

Query: Hi doctor,Last night, I had severe chest pains that came and went every few seconds to every few minutes. After a while, they stopped, and I have not had any pain since. Do you think it is something to be concerned about? Please help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq, and thank you for choosing us as your provider for health care. I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. It is possible that the chest pain you experienced could be due to something less serious, such as muscle strain, acid reflux, or anxiety. However...  Read Full »

I am experiencing stabbing pain in my right chest. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 18-year-old male experiencing stabbing pains in my right lung or chest for a couple of days. I am not exactly sure when it started, it slowly faded into existence. It is primarily a sharp stabbing pain in my right middle or lower ribs and lungs in the same area. The pain expands...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. I suggest you take this symptom seriously and seek medical attention, especially since the pain is persistent and appears to be worsening. Chest pain can stem from various conditions, some of which are serious and demand...  Read Full »

What causes heart enlargement and intermittent palpitations?

Query: Hello doctor, I had bronchitis and they did a chest x-ray, it showed my heart was enlarged. My primary doctor did an echo and the results are below. My family history, maternal grandfather died of a blood clot that went to his heart and caused a heart attack. Mother died after a heart valve surger...  Read Full »

Dr. Ilir Sharka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I passed carefully through your medical history and cardiac ultrasound report. Your echo data seem to be fine, only there is a mild left atrial dilation. You cannot change your family history, but you can change and modify your lifestyle and your diet. The most impo...  Read Full »

I was a heavy steroid user and want to reduce my weight. Please guide.

Query: Hello doctor, I was told to get a scan last year and as I had LV hypertrophy, I was told to detrain and repeat the scan. I detrained and LV was reduced with a normal EF. I was told that the likely cause of LV hypertrophy is athletics and continuing the gym. So I went back to training, and six months...  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and would like to suggest you that using T3 when you have a normal thyroid function will induce hyperthyroidism, which will make you lose weight. But in some cases, it leads to a condition known as a thyroid storm which involves high blood pressu...  Read Full »

Please suggest medicines for my heart attack symptoms.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 45 years old. I am a diabetic patient for the last one year. I used Ayurvedic medicines. Normally, the BP varies between 130/80 to 137/90. For the last 10 days, I am feeling uncomfortable in the chest. My recent test report shows fasting blood sugar of 110 mg/dL, PPBS of 185 mg/dL...  Read Full »

Dr. Sapkal Ganeshrao Patilba

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Diabetes is a strong risk factor for coronary artery disease. You had chest discomfort and one episode of heart attack like symptoms and your ECG was normal at that time. But, a normal ECG does not rule out a heart attack. I think you should undergo further evaluatio...  Read Full »

Does a recurring patch on my tongue mean cancer or HPV?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19-year-old, not an athlete or obese. During resting, especially at night, my heart rate is as low as 50 bpm. I feel perfectly fine; the only way I notice it is by checking it. During the day, I checked it, and it was 85 bpm. While at work and exercising, it gets up to 150 bpm....  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If you have been working out extensively, like going to the gym or running, it can cause a lower heart rate than others. Your heart rate naturally drops in sleep or when you are more rested than when you are physically active. The fact that you have been able to incr...  Read Full »

Will Nitroglycerin patch prolong life of an elderly person?

Query: Hello doctor, My 96-year-old mother is getting to where she only eats breakfast. She has hearing loss and is blind. Does the Nitroglycerin patch she is using will prolong her life? She is miserable and ready to go. She is sleeping a lot and had three seizures two weeks back. She has refused to go t...  Read Full »

Dr. Vedprakash Verma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As you mentioned, your mother has deafness and blindness, you did not mention why she is using Nitrogen glycerine patches. It is only useful when the patient is suffering from heart disease with recurrent anginal chest pain (heart attack), but it is used to reduce BP...  Read Full »

My EKG came back as abnormal. Please advise.

Query: Hi doctor,My EKG came back as abnormal. I am worried. Please give your opinion on the findings.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Your ECG (electrocardiogram) is normal. Some changes may be due to improper placement of leads. Please tell your symptoms. ECG is always interpreted in context of clinical history. Regards.  Read Full »

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