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Board: Heart Disorders 07-20-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 89
Posted By Machaon
Re: Worried about Tests

The human body uses many different hormones and cytokines that are excreted all day long to help with the functions of the body. If interested, you might research your circadian rhythm which controls...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 07-12-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By Machaon
Re: Even with meds. Bp still high

A blood pressure 170-180/100-115 most of the time puts a person at risk for serious health problems. My blood pressure used to be somewhat high like that all the time, 24 hours per day. I was able to...
Board: Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 07-07-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 492
Posted By Machaon
Re: Heat Wave and I cant Breathe

I can do a lot of exercise repetitions because I am retired and can spread the exercises out during the day so they don't overwhelm me.

You are still working hard for a living. You have less time...
Board: Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 07-05-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 492
Posted By Machaon
Re: Heat Wave and I cant Breathe

You can take a million tests at a doctor's office, but the best test is how your body reacts to physical stress, hard work or exercise. Your body is telling you something. It's telling you that it...
Board: Allergies 07-01-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 541
Posted By Machaon
Re: Can you get sick from new carpet install (thinking its the glue)?

I am extremely sensitive and reactive to carpeting. I get very similar nasty reactions as you do. In my case, I think that it depends upon what chemicals are used in the making of the carpeting.
...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 06-26-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By Machaon
Re: BP questions

Hi Brenbix! Sorry that you are going thru stressful and uncomfortable health issues!

Any shortness of breath or pressure in your chest or difficult breathing during exercise or doing work?
...
Board: Heart Disorders 06-23-2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 558
Posted By Machaon
Re: 32y/o fit female about to have first cardiologist appt.

Hi txpony! Sorry that you are suffering unexplained, uncomfortable and stressful symptoms.

If you have some kind of autoimmune disorder, you might want to test your environment. You could remove...
Board: High Cholesterol 06-14-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 787
Posted By Machaon
Lightbulb Re: Cholesterol Rises Despite Change in Life Style

You might want to have your cholesterol particle size checked to determine the degree of if your cholesterol is actually healthy or unhealthy.

If interested, read my thread: Cholesterol particle...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 05-30-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 266
Posted By Machaon
Re: Blood test results - worried

Vitamin K helps with the blood clotting process. You could call the doctor and ask if your daughter should increase her eating of Vitamin K foods.
Board: Heart Disorders 05-26-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 279
Posted By Machaon
Re: Constant chest pressure middle of chest, 24/7 for months

The smoking gun is your weight. If your diet is too high in carbs, it could have something to do with your chest/breathing problems.

In my case, I was overweight and I developed Insulin...
Board: Heart Disorders 05-21-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 540
Posted By Machaon
Re: PVCs and Low Heart Rate

Are you on any meds for your erratic heartbeat, such as a calcium channel blocker, or a beta blocker? These meds try to block excessive adrenal hormones.

If you can't get your heart to behave...
Board: Sinus Problems 05-20-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 741
Posted By Machaon
Re: Post nasal drip >> infection

Hi zee703!

It has now been about 18 years since I suffered Chronic Multiple Annual Sinus Infections! Over decades, I had spent a lot of money on ENTs and antibiotics, and spent a lot of time...
Board: Diabetes 05-11-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 438
Posted By Machaon
Re: Meds

Hi Toypoodle! Are you a white, black or brown poodle? :)

The best medication for Type 2 Diabetes is diet, if you can do it.

I have had heart failure since 1987, and subsequently have been...
Board: Weight Loss 05-01-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,351
Posted By Machaon
Re: Weight Gain during diet?

1000-1200 a day in calories! Wow! That's not much. I am 74 and eat about 1500 calories a day separated into six meals, or every 2½ hours.

I used to have very high, dangerous blood pressure. I was...
Board: Weight Loss 04-30-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,351
Posted By Machaon
Re: Weight Gain during diet?

Hi Kat Cantrell!

If you don't mind me asking... how many meals do you eat each day? About how many calories per meal (average)? About how many calories do you eat in total each day? Do you have...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 04-30-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 850
Posted By Machaon
Re: noctunal super hi bp

All throughout the day your circadian rhythm determines the release of chemicals (mostly hormones) into your body, especially at night in order to shut down your body for sleep. You might want to...
Board: Digestive Disorders 04-27-2018, 03:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 680
Posted By Machaon
Re: Severe pain after eating and other issues

If you are suffering from bile acid malabsorption, caused by removal of your gallbladder, then there are three medications that doctors use to treat this problem. They are called bile acid binder...
Board: Diabetes 04-26-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 763
Posted By Machaon
Re: Pre-diabetic and so confused

The most important times to test blood sugar are first thing in the morning, after fasting all night. Blood sugar then should be less than 100. The next important reading is at two hours after the...
Board: Digestive Disorders 04-26-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 680
Posted By Machaon
Re: Severe pain after eating and other issues

Your problems could be related to the removal of your gallbladder.

Have any of your doctors suggested that you might be suffering from Bile acid diarrhea or bile acid malabsorption? It's a...
Board: Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 04-24-2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 591
Posted By Machaon
Re: chronic hyperventilation syndrome

How is your blood sugar?

Do you get palpitations, warm, light-headed or sweaty after eating carbs?

If you are overweight and your blood sugar levels are, or are not, fairly good you might be...
Board: Heart Disorders 04-22-2018, 06:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 860
Posted By Machaon
Re: Nuclear Stress Test

There are three electrical channels through the heart, which can be effected by one's diet and one's medications and one's supplements. They are the calcium, potassium and sodium channels.

High...
Board: Heart Disorders 04-21-2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 860
Posted By Machaon
Re: Nuclear Stress Test

How is your blood sugar?

Do you get palpitations, warm, light-headed or sweaty after eating carbs?

If you are overweight and over 40 and your blood sugar levels are, or are not, fairly good...
Board: Heart Disorders 04-21-2018, 06:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 400
Posted By Machaon
Re: High BP

I'm 74 and have been dealing with heart failure, blood pressure and diabetes 2 since, at least, 1987. My health at current is excellent!



My blood sugar is always at healthy levels mostly...
Board: Heart Disorders 04-14-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 556
Posted By Machaon
Re: my heart beats hard after stent when i sleep

Nola, there are hormonal changes during sleep that can effect the heartbeat. The bed is also a somewhat unhealthy place, which can also cause hormonal and nervous system changes that can effect the...
Board: Heart Disorders 04-14-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 684
Posted By Machaon
Re: All tests negative but no comfort

Hi David! Sorry you are suffering from heart pain and also having to endure cardiologists and the health care system misdiagnosing you and failing you.

Have any of your doctors suggested...
Board: Heart Disorders 03-24-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 468
Posted By Machaon
Re: Left Bundle Branch Block

False diagnoses of LBBB and inaccurate measurements of ejection factor are quite common, depending, of course, on the skills and experience of the technicians doing the tests and measurements.
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Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 03-22-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 981
Posted By Machaon
Re: High Blood Pressure questions

High blood pressure is a major risk factor for stroke. Another risk factor for stroke is unhealthy levels of blood sugar, or a diabetic condition. 60 years old and 25 pounds overweight, with high...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 03-13-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 513
Posted By Machaon
Re: diarrhea after using antibiotic to treat rhinitis.

If your diarrhea and health worsens, you might consider getting tested for Clostridium difficile (C-diff) -associated diarrhea, which is an intestinal infection associated with the taking of...
Board: General Health 03-13-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 696
Posted By Machaon
Re: Am I going mad !!!!!!

Hi Mssunderstood! Sorry about your health issues!

Eight months ago did you have any contact with strong odors or chemicals, or did you suffer a bad cold or infection? Anything unusual happen...
Board: Heart Disorders 03-07-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 708
Posted By Machaon
Re: Heart Attack at 38 years old.

Hi Al79. Sorry about your heart attack and subsequent health issues.

Congratulations on making positive lifestyle changes, especially quitting smoking! Nice going. Tough to do. Took me 8 years to...
Board: Eye & Vision 01-29-2018, 04:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,287
Posted By Machaon
Re: ocular migraine question

I've always wondered if my allergies and the levels of pollen and molds had anything to do with my auras, but I have never been able to relate anything to why they appear one day and then not again...
Board: Eye & Vision 01-28-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,287
Posted By Machaon
Re: ocular migraine question

During my 73 years, I've unfortunately run into more bad doctors than good doctors. Why they choose medicine and not car repair, or cutting lawns, is beyond me.

I consider most doctor's opinions...
Board: Eye & Vision 01-28-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,287
Posted By Machaon
Re: ocular migraine question

I've experienced migraine auras, without the headache, frequently for about 40 years. They usually start small, always in both eyes at the same time, and then get bigger and move across my vision....
Board: Allergies 01-28-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By Machaon
Re: New printers ink and new allergy problems

Nothing has worked for me.

Kindle has been a real blessing. I seldom have to handle any kind of printed material. When I have to, if the odors aren't too offensive, I am okay if I wear gloves...
Board: Heart Disorders 01-28-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 546
Posted By Machaon
Re: Fast heart rate supraventricular tachycardia

Hi ladiedi!

Perhaps there is a link between your level of pain and your tachycardia?

Because your heart may be already stimulated because of your pain, the extra stimulus to your heart caused...
Board: Heart Disorders 01-27-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 295
Posted By Machaon
Re: POTS Vision problem when running

Hi momofpots!

How long does your daughter lose her vision? Is it a total loss? Or is it part of the "blacking out"? Does she feel like she is going to faint?

Has your daughter ever tried deep...
Board: Anxiety 01-22-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 665
Posted By Machaon
Re: Is my anxiety really doing this ?

What health problems have you had? Perhaps there is a link between your health problems and your heart problems?



Quite a mystery. What caused your heart to become calm for about a month and...
Board: Heart Disorders 01-13-2018, 07:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 696
Posted By Machaon
Re: Bad heart palpitations

Hi Emily30!

Thislilpigg33 takes metoprolol at 25mg twice a day, and it seems to be helping to quiet down her heart. Perhaps it might be good for you to take 25mg as recommended by your doctor....
Board: Diabetes 01-03-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,041
Posted By Machaon
Re: The diabetes diet of an elderly guy in his 70's with Insulin Resistance and Type

I started a small meal, low calorie, low glycemic, balanced diet; and greatly limiting my carbs in 2005, about 13 years ago.

Very, very slowly over the years I noticed that I was able to include...
Board: Heart Disorders 12-24-2017, 08:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 596
Posted By Machaon
Re: Pvcs anyone?

Hi jess25!

It seems like your heart is frequently if not constantly under some kind of stress causing it to misfire, or skip a beat, or beat suddenly too hard, or double beat, etc. Over time,...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 12-22-2017, 07:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,200
Posted By Machaon
Re: Sudden spike in blood pressure over the last few days

Hi mpizzle421!

The elephant in the room is your weight!

You could have Metabolic Syndrome or Insulin Resistance. Being overweight, your body's processing of insulin becomes dysfunctional...
Board: Heart Disorders 12-18-2017, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3
Svt
Views: 412
Posted By Machaon
Re: Svt

I would think that there might be other alternatives considered before you have your heart permanently scarred via an ablation. At least be sure you understand all the risks and possible benefits.
...
Board: Heart Disorders 12-17-2017, 06:53 AM
Replies: 3
Svt
Views: 412
Posted By Machaon
Re: Svt

What is your normal heart rate? How often is your heart beating 140 times a minute or higher?



Have your doctors given you an EKG? An EKG would show how well your heart is pumping.

If...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 12-02-2017, 11:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,052
Posted By Machaon
Re: Hypertension comes and goes?

Hi Perry2!

Blood pressure can vary quite a bit during the day. Blood pressure is usually lower during the early part of the day and gets higher during the day.

I had chronically high blood...
Board: High Cholesterol 11-27-2017, 09:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 567
Posted By Machaon
Cholesterol particle size. The bigger the cell size the better?

My doctor wanted me to start taking cholesterol meds. I did not want to take statins because I have always been able to maintain healthy cholesterol levels thru a low calorie, frequent eating, small...
Board: Heart Disorders 11-23-2017, 10:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 654
Posted By Machaon
Re: Tachycardic everday!

Hi LilSquishiness! :wave:

Most doctors, when they do not have the knowledge or experience, to properly diagnose a health issue, will ALWAYS diagnose stress or anxiety or panic attacks. Doctors...
Board: Heart Disorders 11-21-2017, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 537
Posted By Machaon
Re: Heart Monitor and Doc Disagreeing

What are your severe health issues?

There are many things that can cause either a high heart rate or higher blood pressure, like caffeine (in coffee, tea, chocolate, energy drinks).

Diet...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 11-15-2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 861
Posted By Machaon
Re: Labile Hypertension?

I don't have OCD, but I took my blood pressure over 30,000 times from 1998 thru 2010, or about 7 times per day. I wanted to find out what was causing my high blood pressure and do something about it....
Board: Heart Disorders 11-15-2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 821
Posted By Machaon
Re: Heart Attack With An Ejection Fraction Of 25-30

Coreg 3.125 mg twice a day is a small amount. Do they intend to increase the dose over time? This medication also has a tiring and weakening effect.

He has a weakened heart. I have suffered from...
Board: Heart Disorders 11-15-2017, 08:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 446
Posted By Machaon
Re: Can anyone help interpret my 5 year olds echo?

Poor little girl! I hope that you have found the cause of her heart problems and have been offered a good solution!



That is absolutely not normal for a little five year old child. It shows...
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