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Board: Heart Disorders 03-26-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 342
Posted By Beefsteak
Re: Chest Pain and Short of Breathing

Well, family history might tell you something. That's the first check.
You can't reverse arterial lesions or narrowing with medication, diet, or exercise, but careful choices can halt or slow its...
Board: Sleep Disorders 03-21-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 379
Posted By Beefsteak
Re: Chronic Sleep problems - My checklist

Just a few more notes (continuing from above) as I think of them - helpful to me and might help others.
8. For many worry is the enemy of good sleep. My thinking is that you can't change anything by...
Board: Sleep Disorders 03-19-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 379
Posted By Beefsteak
Chronic Sleep problems - My checklist

From my experience with sleep difficulties this is what helps me:
1. Avoiding brain-intensive tasks at night before retiring.
2. Establishing a regular routine for sleeping. Avoiding bed bec. sleep...
Board: Sleep Disorders 03-18-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 929
Posted By Beefsteak
Re: Fatal insomnia, probably have it

Many people with chronic insomnia can be helped by hypnotheraphy. The results and success rates are very good and the effects permanent or at least last for many months.
I would suggest this over...
Board: Sleep Disorders 03-18-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 329
Posted By Beefsteak
Re: Can't seem to sleep without pills :(

Hi, Welcome to the Board.
For many getting a decent sleep is a big problem these days. So easy to pop a pill but so hard to go back. That can be a dark, dark, road.
Much discussion here in Oz about...
Board: Heart Disorders 03-06-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 385
Posted By Beefsteak
Re: foods for heart health

How good for you is fresh, raw food you might ask?
Well, an elderly couple just finished running around Australia - right around the coast - by running a marathon a day for 365 days. Total 15,500km....
Board: Heart Disorders 03-06-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 385
Posted By Beefsteak
Re: foods for heart health

Can be toxic, even deadly, so be careful.
Don't think it's a "food" but may be an odd sort of remedy for someone.
No serious research as far as I know.
Just don't rely on anything said by anyone...
Board: Heart Disorders 03-01-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 556
Posted By Beefsteak
Re: Post-angiogram/angioplasty recovery

Some cardiologists believe that ALL cardiovascular disease runs in families (talking about arterial narrowing, or so-called hardening of the arteries). And it's from this base that diet, obesity,...
Board: Heart Disorders 03-01-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 445
Posted By Beefsteak
Re: symptoms of stent failing

Jeff,
My condolences for the loss of your Dad. That must have been especially hard with the feeling that it might have been avoidable.
Reading your post there seems to have been decision points...
Board: Heart Disorders 02-28-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 556
Posted By Beefsteak
Re: Post-angiogram/angioplasty recovery

Dave, Joining a rehab. class is the way to go. There should be one associated with the hospital and the fee is usually covered by insurance. If you don't have insurance you may still be able to join,...
Board: Heart Disorders 02-12-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By Beefsteak
Re: excercise after 6 bypass crapts

Hi, Best to chat with your cardiologist, who will be aware of your general health and have studied the angiogram results. That aside it's important to keep the blood flowing through the stents and...
Board: Heart Disorders 02-10-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 442
Posted By Beefsteak
Re: Left arm pain and heaviness

At your young age you should be much healthier. You should not be accepting of your health and symptoms. Get critical about yourself. Aim higher.
GERD can be serious and can turn into cancer and...
Board: Heart Disorders 02-10-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 413
Posted By Beefsteak
Re: blocked arteries

You can't unclog arteries - at least very easily. Stents or bypass grafts are the only options. You can read all about these procedures, but no doubt your specialist has been over this with you....
Board: Heart Disorders 12-18-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,812
Posted By Beefsteak
Re: After Heart Attack, will my EF go up, down, or stay same?

I think there is a risk if you "over exercise", so I would keep the exercise light. Regular exercise is best, and several times a day preferred. You can't undo what has happened no matter how you...
Board: Heart Disorders 12-18-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,812
Posted By Beefsteak
Re: After Heart Attack, will my EF go up, down, or stay same?

Hi, I would not worry to much about your EF as it is only slightly lowered, and is not always an important indicator. I think your focus should be on the general condition of the heart's arteries,...
Board: Heart Disorders 12-18-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 306
Posted By Beefsteak
Re: statin induced myopathy

HI, I'm not clear whose diagnosis this is. Statins have been shown to extend life for those with proven heart disease or at very high risk. The question about statins is whether they have been pushed...
Board: Neuropathy 12-12-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 444
Posted By Beefsteak
Question Useful Herbs and Supplements

I'm a newcomer to the Neuropathy Board but would like to hear from people that have found various herbs and supplements useful in helping with their problems.
I am especially interested in help with...
Board: Heart Disorders 11-28-2013, 05:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,860
Posted By Beefsteak
Re: I changed the time that I take the wonderful, curative Coreg. Wow, what a differe

This thread is more like a diary than anything else, but that's okay.
And it's good to see people happy with their progress and feeling they are managing well.
I think we all have different...
Board: Heart Disorders 11-28-2013, 12:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 305
Posted By Beefsteak
Re: Anteroseptal infarct

This is a heart attack in part of the septal muscle. This is a bit not getting enough blood. In some cases Drs can even cause this to happen - like in my case.
I have a thickened septum and they can...
Board: Heart Disorders 11-27-2013, 11:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 675
Posted By Beefsteak
Re: Please help... should i go to ER?

Hi Pneumonia is a complicated disease with many variants. For us to diagnose it here when doctors are having trouble is beyond impossible. You must trust your doctors and keep pressure on them, and...
Board: Heart Disorders 11-26-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 402
Posted By Beefsteak
Re: Heart rate in senior woman?

I think you did pretty well, you are not a 52 yo any more. It's like a stress test, esp carrying boxes. Depends a bit on how you pulled up and whether you could have carried on. You should have been...
Board: Heart Disorders 11-26-2013, 05:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 531
Posted By Beefsteak
Re: MVP... vanished?

Hi, Welcome back to the Board. I am sorry I can't offer you any technical help as you have a long history of complex symptoms and I don't know much about MVP. So where to from there? Well it sounds...
Board: Heart Disorders 11-24-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 675
Posted By Beefsteak
Re: Please help... should i go to ER?

Yes, You should go back until you get a proper diagnosis and are happy with what they say. I don't know how the US health system works but you might have to try another ER.
You might have other...
Board: Heart Disorders 11-22-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 384
Posted By Beefsteak
Re: lvef 20%

The EF is more of symptom of heart function than a cause in itself. What I am saying is you need to know the reasons for the lower than normal EF. There could be several reasons, and these would show...
Board: Heart Disorders 11-19-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 312
Posted By Beefsteak
Re: Help! Heart Question..

Although you are probably fine and your body will resolve this itself, you must be cautious bec. there is a tiny, tiny, risk that it is an indicator of something more serious.
I would avoid extreme...
Board: Heart Disorders 11-18-2013, 06:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 821
Posted By Beefsteak
Re: Have some questions about echo results

Hi, Hope you are okay. Been thinking what I can say - not much at all. Obviously you have had a tough run and are looking to rule out PH but I'm not qualified to do that. It's strange there was no...
Board: Arthritis 11-17-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 506
Posted By Beefsteak
Re: Arthritis

X-rays can detect arthritis if it's significant.
They are more effective in showing the bone structure than the tissue.
MRI is much more effective is showing tissue, does not use x-rays but is...
Board: Heart Disorders 11-17-2013, 03:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 607
Posted By Beefsteak
Re: cardiologist claims angioplasty without stents will surely fail so he would not d

I'd back the cardiologists in this. Treatments like eecp are for ppl who have complex problems - no other choice - you have choices. As I see it, it's either 3x stents, plain or drug-eluding, or...
Board: Arthritis 11-14-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 773
Posted By Beefsteak
Re: Wrist and ankle stiffness

Michelle, I sympathize with your condition, both working and looking after 2 kids. You must need all the energy you can get.
But self-diagnosis or relying on comments from here is a risky business,...
Board: Heart Disorders 11-12-2013, 05:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 550
Posted By Beefsteak
Re: Searing pain in heart area

Hi Anne, You really need to get it checked - it might be a warning sign and a check only takes a few minutes. What you describe are not standard symptoms, and there are several things in the heart...
Board: Heart Disorders 11-11-2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 783
Posted By Beefsteak
Re: High pulse with little exertion, very mild chest pain. Help?

Well, a high heart rate is not usually harmful to your heart (sinus tachycardia I think it's called), so don't worry about that or let it add to your anxiety. Tell yourself YOU are in control of your...
Board: Arthritis 11-11-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 763
Posted By Beefsteak
Re: Best options to battle Psoriatic Arthritis?

Hi, Turmeric might have a small (proven) beneficial effect for arthritis, but it's one herbal supplement amongst many that might give some help.
Best you read up on it and unfort. I can't give any...
Board: Arthritis 11-06-2013, 05:13 AM
Replies: 2
Osteoarthritis systemic
Views: 572
Posted By Beefsteak
Re: systemic

Hi Welcome to the Board. I'm no expert on arthritis at all - in fact I just had to lookup exactly what form you had been diagnosed with. What I read said it affects children and teenagers, and never...
Board: Arthritis 11-06-2013, 04:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 544
Posted By Beefsteak
Question Arthritis - Hip medication and supplements

Hi, I wonder if anyone has found benefit in any medication or supplements - particularly anything that slows the progression of the ailment - osteoarthritis (hip), that is. Of course, I know various...
Board: Heart Disorders 10-30-2013, 12:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 559
Posted By Beefsteak
Re: Can a young man get heart failure?

Well, without knowing your source I really doubt this. Ppl who lose their obesity might improve their life expectancy, and those that give up smoking might improve theirs too. But overall much of the...
Board: Heart Disorders 10-29-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 624
Posted By Beefsteak
Re: Ejection Fraction 45%

Hi, You certainly have been through a lot. It's important not to focus too much on your EF. It's not always a good indicator of heart condition, so without a full examination of the echo, EF by...
Board: Heart Disorders 10-24-2013, 07:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 367
Posted By Beefsteak
The statin puzzle

Big tv science program here (Melbourne) tonight featured an article claiming that cholesterol causing or strongly contributing to arterial heart disease was a myth.
Several interviews from various...
Board: Heart Disorders 10-22-2013, 06:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,765
Posted By Beefsteak
Re: Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Hi, There are different types of cardiomyopathy - which simply means that for one reason or another the heart is not pumping as well as it should.
I don't think dilated cardiom. (DCM) is otherwise...
Board: Heart Disorders 10-20-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 672
Posted By Beefsteak
Re: Asd - 36 years ... Pls help

Well, reading between the lines I would not be trying for a cheap job on this.
The pain and surgery will be properly dealt with in any modern hospital.
But you need the most competent specialists...
Board: Heart Disorders 10-16-2013, 06:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,765
Posted By Beefsteak
Re: Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Hi Rbl, They usually measure the thickness of the septum at its thickest point in mm. The echo enables that. And they measure the outflow tract pressure gradient - this is how hard it is to push...
Board: Heart Disorders 10-16-2013, 06:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By Beefsteak
Re: Getting off of drugs

Franco, They don't call the LAD the widowmaker for nothing. You must be careful and just follow Drs directions. If you don't agree with the Dr then get another Dr.
Your aim should not be to get off...
Board: Heart Disorders 10-15-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,765
Posted By Beefsteak
Re: Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

HCM is a well known genetic heart disorder affecting about 1 in 500 ppl. At last count there were 14 gene mutations associated with it and these can occur in different combinations. Severity can...
Board: Arthritis 10-15-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,363
Posted By Beefsteak
Re: Arthritis Relief

Dear Youngnactive,
Several ppl have asked for more specific details about the machine that gave you relief. Unfort. the replies have been too vague to be much use. Saying it is about the size of a...
Board: Shingles 09-26-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,468
Posted By Beefsteak
Re: Shingles Pain - Laser LLLT and Led Therapy

Well, after researching laser treatments for a while there is nothing I can see that confirms a beneficial treatment for sub-surface pain like postherpetic neuralgia. By that I mean nothing better...
Board: Shingles 09-23-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,468
Posted By Beefsteak
Re: Shingles Pain - Laser LLLT and Led Therapy

Hi Machaon, Thanks for the reply.
I had shingles about 12 months ago (a massive attack - so bad the Dr went and got other Drs and a student to show them - he also got his camera out and photographed...
Board: Shingles 09-22-2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,468
Posted By Beefsteak
Question Shingles Pain - Laser LLLT and Led Therapy

Wondered if anyone had tried laser and/or LED techniques to combat shingles pain - especially residual pain such as postherpetic neuralgia?
Techniques such as LLLT - cold laser or soft laser, as it...
Board: Kidney Disorders 06-21-2013, 09:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 470
Posted By Beefsteak
Question Symptoms but any ideas?

Hi, My particular symptom is frequent urination, but I can't think of any others.
The urge typically starts about 6am, then again at 7am, and maybe at 8am when I get up. This, as far as I can...
Board: Eye & Vision 03-11-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,034
Posted By Beefsteak
Re: Cloudy vision after Cataract Surgery?

xx1944, Thanks, I'll ask the surgeon about that.
And report what he says.
Board: Eye & Vision 03-11-2013, 12:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,034
Posted By Beefsteak
Re: Cloudy vision after Cataract Surgery?

Hi, Well, it's now about 4 months since I had the second (stronger) eye cataract done. Generally all has gone well and my general vision is pretty good. And I'm off all antibiotics - my only...
Board: Heart Disorders 01-28-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,252
Posted By Beefsteak
Re: Premature ventricular contraction, can someone help?

I can see Ladybud's concerns but personally I would not support medication as the first option. I think there is probably plenty of ground to be gained from diet, exercise, and lifestyle factors. I...
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