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Board: Heart Disorders 01-03-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 216
Posted By kevinla
Blood thinners and taking a generic version

My mother has been taking Effient for the past year. She had an angioplasty with a single stent placement last January.

Her cardiologist emphasized how important this drug is. A generic version...
Board: Heart Disorders 11-19-2017, 03:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 285
Posted By kevinla
Preparing for an EKG / ECG

I will be calling my mother's cardiologist's office but in case there is not enough time to receive a response I will ask the board.

Is it necessary to stop taking Beta Blockers before a...
Board: Arm, Wrist & Hand 08-31-2017, 04:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 253
Posted By kevinla
Thumb sprain

Recently I got in the habit of cracking the knuckle on my thumb by bending it down in a normal fashion. I didn't think moving a thumb like it is supposed to move could cause damage but it did. Now...
Board: Eye & Vision 08-03-2017, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By kevinla
Should my mother have cataract surgery?

Tough decision.

My mother saw two ophthalmologists. Both have stellar reputations.

One said she needs cataract surgery as soon as possible. The other said there is not any urgency whatsoever....
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 06-13-2017, 08:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 448
Posted By kevinla
There is no such thing as minor surgery

I learned that first hand today.

I had a small 2 cm lipoma (fat deposit) on my waist. The doctor said I did not need to remove it. I had it done anyway since it looked like it had grown.

Had...
Board: Eye & Vision 05-05-2017, 09:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 528
Posted By kevinla
Cataracts surgery : Should my mother get multifocal IOLs?

Cost really is not an issue.

She is only concerned with any possible side effects. She is 86 years old and doesn't really drive at night so any night vision problems are not an issue.

What is...
Board: Eye & Vision 04-20-2017, 09:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 741
Posted By kevinla
Re: Is cataract surgery really necessary?

Was she able to get the vision back after surgery or was it permanent?

I read somewhere it is possible to get the vision back.
Board: Eye & Vision 04-20-2017, 07:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 741
Posted By kevinla
Is cataract surgery really necessary?

My mother is 86 years old. Her ophthalmologist says if she does not have cataracts surgery she could go blind.

Is blindness really a likely risk?
Board: Cancer 04-13-2017, 11:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 629
Posted By kevinla
Re: Nodule : What type of doctor do I go to?

Not a mole or discolouration. It is underneath the skin.
Board: Cancer 04-13-2017, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 629
Posted By kevinla
Nodule : What type of doctor do I go to?

I have a nodule on my waist I have had my entire life. Lately, it seems a little bigger.

What type of doctor is best to examine something like this?
Board: Skin Problems 04-06-2017, 01:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 470
Posted By kevinla
Re: Which is the best doctor to remove a sebaceous cyst?

I might have used the wrong term. It is a cyst that I have had for probably my whole life. It is about a quarter inch in diameter.

It is on my waist. I didn't know most dermatologists are...
Board: Skin Problems 04-06-2017, 10:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 470
Posted By kevinla
Which is the best doctor to remove a sebaceous cyst?

I have one that looks like it is gotten a little bigger lately.

What type of doctor is best to remove it?
Board: Heart Disorders 03-02-2017, 10:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 447
Posted By kevinla
AFIB after angioplasty

Has anyone had this?

My mother is 86 years old and had an angioplasty with 2 stents placed.

She now has AFIB. She never had it before.

Has anyone successfully gotten rid of AFIB?

It...
Board: Heart Disorders 02-19-2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 312
Posted By kevinla
Effient side effects

My mother just began taking Effient. She is getting a rapid heart beat in the mornings. She is going to tell her cardiologist.

Has anyone else had this symptoms with this drug? Is this...
Board: Heart Disorders 02-18-2017, 06:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 807
Posted By kevinla
Palpitations after angioplasty and stent placement

My mother is 86 years old. She had an angioplasty and insertion of 2 stents.

She had atrial fibrillation during the procedure.

Three weeks after the procedure she is getting heart...
Board: Eating Disorder Recovery 02-06-2017, 08:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 894
Posted By kevinla
How do I know when to stop eating?

I have a binge eating disorder.

I love food. Often I don't stop eating until I begin to feel sick. If I stop eating before then, I still feel I can eat more. I almost still feel hungry.
...
Board: Drug Interactions / Side Effects 01-26-2017, 02:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 526
Posted By kevinla
Can Plavix cause shortness of breath?

My mother has been taking it for 4 days. She is 86.

Has anyone else had this symptom?
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 01-25-2017, 04:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 368
Posted By kevinla
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 01-24-2017, 09:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 333
Posted By kevinla
Neck pain after discharged from hospital

My mother is 86 years old. She was in the hospital for 4 days.

She now has excruciating neck pain. Never had it before in her life. She went to the emergency room.

The doctor said it was...
Board: Heart Disorders 01-14-2017, 03:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 685
Posted By kevinla
Re: Does my mother really need an angioplasty?

Thank you. Great reviews on Amazon for the book.
Board: Heart Disorders 01-12-2017, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 685
Posted By kevinla
Re: Does my mother really need an angioplasty?

Not on a on a treadmill.

Is that one more accurate?
Board: Heart Disorders 01-11-2017, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 685
Posted By kevinla
Re: Does my mother really need an angioplasty?

She actually had an echo cardiogram and it was clean.

It is amazing what I am reading about angioplasty.
Board: Heart Disorders 01-10-2017, 09:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 685
Posted By kevinla
Does my mother really need an angioplasty?

Her symptoms are when laying down at night when sleeping she has breathing difficulties and tightness in chest.

Her cardiologist says the only way to be certain it is a heart condition is with an...
Board: Senior Health 11-10-2016, 10:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 737
Posted By kevinla
What is the best protein powder for an elderly person to take?

My aunt's doctor said she is losing muscle and should take protein powder.

What is a good one for an elderly person to take that is reasonably priced?
Board: Eye & Vision 09-28-2016, 09:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 671
Posted By kevinla
Board: Eye & Vision 09-28-2016, 09:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 671
Posted By kevinla
Prescription reading glasses versus store bought

My optometrist suggested I use +1.00 or +1.25 reading glasses. Those are available at Walmart.

I also have the option of prescription lenses.

Would I notice a difference between prescription...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 07-20-2016, 10:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 538
Posted By kevinla
Are there diagnostic tests for hip pain?

My 83 year old aunt has gone to many doctors for hip pain. For whatever reason they are not able to diagnose her condition.

One doctor is giving her some type of injection and judging whether she...
Board: Skin Problems 07-03-2016, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,619
Posted By kevinla
Re: Aquaphor : Can it cause a rash?

Ty. I was thinking it was the bandage. I think the hint was that the rash was circular from the round bandage.

Will Cortisone help get rid of the rash? I am not exactly clear what Cortisone...
Board: Skin Problems 07-02-2016, 09:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,619
Posted By kevinla
Aquaphor : Can it cause a rash?

I had a biopsy taken of a mole. Doctor told me to put Aquaphor on it and cover with a band aid.

I am getting rash about half an inch away from the area where the mole was removed.

Can...
Board: Cancer: Skin 07-02-2016, 08:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 574
Posted By kevinla
Moles, skin cancer, and the sun

Does a mole being exposed to the sun cause it to become malignant or does sun exposure not play a role?
Board: Cancer: Skin 07-02-2016, 08:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 631
Posted By kevinla
Can moles change appearance and still be benign?

I have a mole on my neck that seems to be more pronounced than it used to be. It is more raised.

Can a mole change appearance like this and still be benign?
Board: Vitamins & Supplements 06-06-2016, 07:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,263
Posted By kevinla
Taking probiotics after antibiotics for a UTI

I read that it is good to take probiotics after taking antibiotics for a UTI. I have not read what the best type of probiotics to take are.

What would be a good suggestion?
Board: Bowel Disorders 03-10-2016, 04:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 480
Posted By kevinla
Constipation from pain medications

My mother is taking pain medications that cause severe constipation.

What can she take to relieve the constipation? She has been taking Swiss Kriss tablets without any effect.
Board: TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 03-01-2016, 02:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 610
Posted By kevinla
Do I have TMJ?

When I chew on the right side of my mouth there is a popping noise.

Do I have TMJ or possibly a benign condition?

If I do have TMJ do I need to do something about it?
Board: Pain Management 12-02-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 944
Posted By kevinla
Has Tramadol caused loss of appetite for anyone?

About a month ago my Aunt began taking Tramadol for arthritis.

Has it caused a loss of appetite for anyone?

I want to find out how common it is.
Board: Eating Disorder Recovery 09-25-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,656
Posted By kevinla
Overeating sweets

I think I might have a problem with overeating of sweets.

If I don't start I am ok. But I if I eat 1 cookie, I have to eat 10. If I eat 1 scoop of ice cream, I have to eat a pint. I eat to the...
Board: Eye & Vision 08-14-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 577
Posted By kevinla
Ophthalmologist vs. optometrist

My mother is 82 years old and would like to see a porfessional for a vision checkup.

It is my understanding an ophthalmologist specializes in eye diseases but also is trained in correcting...
Board: Sleep Disorders 05-15-2015, 12:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 476
Posted By kevinla
Is REM sleep a deep sleep?

To my surprise my neurologist said REM sleep is not actually a deep sleep.

I told my doctor I was dreaming a lot but was still tired when I woke up. I thought REM was the good sleep and I was...
Board: Stress 05-14-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,266
Posted By kevinla
Stress and bleeding gums

I went to the dentist today for a teeth cleaning. An electric scraper was used to remove plaque and tarter.

The dentist noted that my gums were bleeding a lot more than usual. He suggested I...
Board: Brain & Head Injury 04-27-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 954
Posted By kevinla
Blow to head: Should I see a doctor?

I was putting something in the refrigerator. Inside the refrigerator on the door the butter compartment lid was open. The lid has a sharp edge.

As I was inside the refrigerator, the door began...
Board: Eye & Vision 01-10-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 513
Posted By kevinla
Can eye infections from bacteria go away by itself?

I went to a doctor and wad diagnosed with an eye infection due to bacteria.

I was prescribed eye drops by prescription.

I am having insurance issues and may not be able to pick up the...
Board: Eye & Vision 01-06-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 675
Posted By kevinla
Constant tearing and watering in eye-

About every half hour a tear falls out of my eye and I am getting watering. It is always my left eye.

I used to get this about once a month.

I am in front of a computer a lot.

Could this...
Board: Dental Health 12-17-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,534
Posted By kevinla
Re: Effectiveness of toothpaste

I just did a lot of research and found out this toothpaste based on the ingredients is probably excellent for preventing cavities. My only concern is that it seems to dissolve quickly.

It...
Board: Dental Health 12-17-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,534
Posted By kevinla
Re: Effectiveness of toothpaste

It does not have the ADA symbol. Probably since it does not contain fluoride either.

Did father have a lot of cavities in his life?
Board: Dental Health 12-17-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,534
Posted By kevinla
Effectiveness of toothpaste

I bought a natural toothpaste. It does not contain sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) which I prefer to avoid.

SLS is used to create a foaming action. The natural toothpaste does not have a foaming...
Board: Colds & Flu 06-23-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 4,583
Posted By kevinla
Symptoms of flu

Is it possible to have flu and not have a sore throat or runny nose?

I have a fever and my body hurts.
Board: Addison's Disease 06-23-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,288
Posted By kevinla
Re: Wondering if I have Addison's Disease

I was thinking Crohn's too. Although I don't have the common symptom of cramps and upset stomach. My cousin has it.

I wonder if stress can cause these symptoms.
Board: Stress 06-22-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,598
Posted By kevinla
Can stress cause fatigue and loss of appetite

About 2-3 times a year I get extreme fatigue and complete loss of appetite.

I also feel light headed and have body aches.

With the fatigue I can barely keep my eyes open. With the loss of...
Board: Addison's Disease 06-22-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,288
Posted By kevinla
Wondering if I have Addison's Disease

I am 43 years old.

About 2-3 times a year I have extreme fatigue and complete loss of appetite.

I also feel lightheaded.

I want to find out what type of specialists to see and what tests to...
Board: Bone Disorders 06-08-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 813
Posted By kevinla
Bone loss in foot after injury

I broke my toe and did not walk on my foot correctly for 5 months.

I had an x-ray after 5 months and the doctor said I had bone loss in one part of my foot due to not walking on it.

Due to...
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